Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ten Things I'm Obsessed With

1. Not blogging
In fact, I’m so obsessed with not blogging that I hesitated to even post this list.

2. Pandora
I realize I’m getting into this pretty late in the game, but at least it’s not Twitter. My stations are awesome. Favorites: Girls I Don’t Wanna Punch, Slightly Effeminate Men, “Colorful”, and...

3. Alt Rock From the 90’s
Ok, this is a piggy back off of number 2, but this station is my most treasured creation. And that includes the working volcano that won me Honorable Mention in the 4th grade science fair, ‘cause really, who wins a science fair with a volcano? Nobody, that’s who. I’m not talking about just any Alt Rock. I’ve whittled it down to a very specific sound. It sounds like:

All For You – Sister Hazel
Ants Marching – Dave Matthews Band
Better Days – Citizen King
Big Me – Foo Fighters
Desperately Wanting – Better Than Ezra
Found Out About You – Gin Blossoms
Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong – Spin Doctors
Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie and the Blowfish
Pinch Me – Barenaked Ladies
Roll to Me – Del Amitri
Runaround – Blues Traveler
Selling the Drama – Live
Stand – R.E.M.
What I Got – Sublime
Wonderful – Everclear
You’re An Ocean – Fastball

Seriously. I’d be happy to email you the link. But only if you like really good music that makes you go “Aww, I remember playing Pogs to this song.”

4. To Every Man a Manswer
This blog speaks for itself.

5. Shannon Wexelberg
Shannon is one of the worship leaders at Woodmen Valley Chapel...and she is ah-mazing. Just yesterday I heard someone refer to her as a “Psalmist”, and she has mad piano skills...not to mention the fact that she’s the best vocalist I’ve ever heard. Ever. Here’s her website. To give you a frame of reference here, she’s better than me. I don’t like to brag or anything, but...yeah I do. Let’s just say I’m real good and she’s about 50 times better.

6. Lists of Ten Things
Hey, kinda like this one! A few friends and I send each other a daily list of ten things we’re excited about. It’s a good exercise in thankfulness...except for those days when my list somehow comes out titled “Ten Things That Piss Me Off”.

7. Faux Fried Chicken
Gary and I could probably eat this stuff every night, so I’m sharing the recipe with all 3 of you who read this blog. I recommend dipping it in a little Hidden Valley Ranch/Cholula Hot Sauce mixture that I like to refer to as "Rancholula". Delish.

8. Monster iCarPlay FM Transmitter
I’m a little bit obsessed with my iPod. Just a little, obviously, since it didn’t make the list. Sadly, my car does not have an mp3 jack, but this is even BETTER ‘cause this charges the iPod at the same time. I guess now I’ll have to find some other use for that case of 50 CD-R’s that’s sitting in my living room. PULL!

9. The Big Bang Theory
You won’t like this show if you’re dumb. Naturally, I enjoy it more than most.



Hailey said...

oh em g. those dogs make me laugh every time. great list. you're even greater for posting it.

Levi said...

Hey am I one of the three that read your blog?! I better be!

graymatter said...

that's a question only you can answer, levi.

i am leah. said...

i will forever cherish our car rides to 7-11, sonic, albertsons or wal-mart listening to whatever great mix you made up this week. i can't wait to live down the street from you again.

Daniel D said...

did you have to post the ugliest dogs ever? ugh. and i have a similar station- it started out as third eye blind radio, but i've heard every song on your list come on it. actually working on a cover of roll to me at the moment- that song is baller.

mrs.fitz said...

oh EMILY!!!!!!! i love you! this post was so great. i checked out the manswers blog, i love what the alt. rock 90s station sounds like, the dogs are hilarious. i could go on and on...for real.

i miss you.