Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Six Questions

A friend sent me these six questions by email this morning. I just had to share. Do you have a minute? Why don't you answer these questions yourself and post your answers below? :) And be honest!!

Six names you go by:

1. Mija

2. Michelle

3. Mi amor

4. Mitch (this also rhymes with another word that I've been called on occasion)

5. Monkey

6. Ho (thanks, R.T.)


Three things you are wearing right now:

1. Converse lookalikes

2. Fuzzy green sweater

3. Lip gloss


Two things you want very badly at the moment:

1. No responsibilities (just for a few days)

2. True freedom (for a very long time)


Three people you are certain who will fill this out:

1. Sorry, can't think of anybody at all. R.T.? Little sis??

2.

3.


Two things you did last night:

1. Finished watching season one of M*A*S*H

2. Baked a ton of cookies... out of fundraiser dough. (Thanks, little nephew!)


Two things you ate today:

1. A Ritz Crackerful (130 cal. and SO not worth it. I'm HUNGRY!!)

2. Does water count?


Two things you are going to do tomorrow:

1. Drink

2. Go out with a friend


Three favorite beverages:

1. Agua fresca de sandia (like lemonade but made out of watermelon)

2. Diet root beer

3. Coors Light

Video of the Day: Hey Jealousy

"Hey Jealousy" came on the radio this morning while I was getting up and ready for the day. Have you noticed that's when I listen to most of my music? It's because I still need to get a replacement antenna for my car. Mine was stolen at a summer festival and I still haven't gotten around to getting another one. I did try to find out if my local dealership had them in stock, but they never got in touch with me. Ah, their loss. Well, their loss of a sale. My loss of six months of radio-listening. Yeah, whatever.

So, anyhow, I was listening to the radio this morning when the Gin Blossoms came on. Somehow it seemed right to make it the video of the day. Have you ever felt like this? Like maybe the past happened & you've screwed up, but maybe it would be nice to start up something again anyhow? Something fresh and new based on what you had before? Okay, I'm *not* saying that I feel like this. But I *am* saying that this is a good song. Hope you enjoy it. :)




Tell me do you think it'd be alright
If I could just crash here tonight
As you see I'm in no shape for drivin'
And any way I 've got no place to go

And you know it might not be that bad
You were the best I ever had
If hadn't blown the whole thing years ago
I might not be alone

Tomorrow we can drive around this town
And let the cops chase us around
The past is gone but something might be found to take its place

Hey jealousy
Hey jealousy
Hey Jealousy
Hey Jealousy

You can trust me not to drink
And not to sleep around
And if you don't expect too much from me
You might not be let down

Cause all I really want's to be with you
And feel like I matter too
If I didn't blow the whole thing years ago
I might be here with you

Tomorrow we can drive around this town
And let the cops chase us around
The past is gone but something might be found to take its place

Hey jealousy
Hey jealousy
Hey jealousy
Hey jealousy

Tomorrow we can drive around this town
And let the cops chase us around
The past is gone but something might be found to take its place

Hey jealousy
Hey jealousy...

Listen to my heart
There's only one thing I can start

Monday, December 28, 2009

Video of the Day: Decode

This Christmas Eve was spent at home, all warm & cozy, wrapping presents and watching movies while it snowed outside. One of the movies that we finally got around to watching (again) was Twilight, bummed off of my little sis. The DVD even has special features! Ah... I love special features. Especially when they include cool music videos like this one.



How can I decide what's right
When you're clouding up my mind?
I can't win
You're losing sight
All the time

Not gonna ever own what's mine
When you're always taking sides
But you won't take away my pride
No, not this time
Not this time

How did we get here?
I used to know you so well
How did we get here?
Well, I think I know

The truth is hiding in your eyes
And it's hanging on your tongue
Just boiling in my blood
But you think that I can't see
What kind of man that you are
If you're a man at all
Well, I will figure this one out
On my own
(I'm screaming, "I love you so")
On my own
(My thoughts you can't decode)

How did we get here?
I used to know you so well, yeah
How did we get here?
Well, I think I know

Do you see what we've done?
We've gone and made such fools
Of ourselves
Do you see what we've done?
We've gone and made such fools
Of ourselves

How did we get here?
I used to know you so well, yeah
How did we get here?
Well, I used to know you so well
I think I know
I think I know

There is something I see in you
It might kill me
I want it to be true

The Perfect Guy

The other night I was watching the most amazing movie. It's a remake of a classic and somehow neither the classic nor the remake fail to get me all teary-eyed.

Perhaps I was in a bit of a sentimental mood when watching the picture, but towards the middle, I came to the surprising conclusion that the hero represents the perfect man. Tall, dark, and rugged, it seems unlikely that he can ever capture the heart of the lovely heroine. Yet he does. Maybe his good qualities can serve as a reference guide to some of the hapless men and women out there still looking for "the one".

Good qualities:

1. He doesn't let fundamental differences come between them. In fact, he almost seems to relish their differences.

2. He likes to laugh. Not only does he enjoy her humor, he can make her laugh as well.

3. He will fight for her despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

4. He protects her and looks out for her well-being.

5. He enjoys spending time with her.

6. He enjoys life and relishes the quiet beauty of nature in sunrises and sunsets.

7. Although rough, he does his best to not hurt her, either physically or emotionally.

8. Although circumstance conspires against him, he doesn't blame it on her, nor does he hold a grudge.

9. Although he can get jealous, he never takes his frustration out on her.

Maybe we should all get a clue and start acting more like this leading man...

Picture borrowed from here.

Not that I'm into big, hairy apes or anything. :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Meal-Planning

If you know me even a little bit you'll know that I'm not a holiday person. I'm not an Easter, Halloween, or Christmas person. Thanksgiving is different, but I think that's the only holiday I don't mind celebrating. This year I didn't stress as much as I normally do. Dare I say I didn't care as much as to the outcome? No, I daren't. :) All I know is that I didn't put as much thought into the menu and the outcome as I normally do.

Anyhow, my family is coming to my house on Christmas eve. I still have no idea what I'm going to do. Should we make tamales? Should I make posole? (Ah, yummy posole. Normally made for New Years, but I don't care, it's so good!) Should I go pick up some fried chicken from the place down the street? Or should we just have some light food all day long? A fruit salad, summer sausage, cheese, and crackers, etc. Maybe some tortas? Ah, make-your-own tortas. Now that's an idea. Maybe some sweet tea? Yum!

The only thing I know is that I don't really care that much about the food now. I don't know if this has anything to do with the fact that my fridge is empty of everything but beer and Mexican cheese. Well, that could have a bit to do with it. lol.

Truth be told, when cooking on Thanksgiving many of the staples I would normally use in day-to-day life, including spices and brown sugar, were nowhere to be found. I couldn't even find the huge bottle of vanilla that I *know* used to be in the pantry. I had to use vanilla vodka instead. Laugh if you will, but my famous sweet potato casserole didn't come out that bad. :)

Now, what are you planning on making for your Christmas meal?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Video of the Day: Mala Hierba

Alejandra Guzman is my idol. She is amazing, una gran mujer. She must be fantastic in concert. I think I love her because she does what she does and she does it well. Shouldn't we all be like that? If you're going to do something, just give it your all. If something's worth doing, it's worth doing well, no?



Poco a poco consegui
fijar tu atencion en mi
a que esperas por favor ven aqui

Algo noto raro estas
de mi te han hablado mal
y es que munca entederan
a una mujer de verdad

dicen que soy, un desastre total
que soy mala hierba
que tras de mi
no deje piedra sobre piedra
ven atrevete, oh

Y quisas tengan razon
que me puede el corazon
si vas tras de algo especial
no te arrepentiras

Dicen que soy un desastre total
que soy mala hierba
que tras de mi
no deje piedra sobre piedra
oh, ven atrevete

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Video of the Day: Te Dejo Madrid

Ah, for the past month or so I've had ganas de huir, de viajar. Yet all the travel plans I've made this month have fallen through. That's probably a good thing. Do I really want to travel when it's cold? Agh! Maybe during springtime would be better?

One place I've always wanted to travel is Spain. It's got to be gorgeous out there... and it would be fun to hear everyone talk with a lisp. lol!




uh... ah ah
si, ya es hora de esconder
del mundo el dolor
bajo la piel

yo se que estare bien
los gatos como yo
caen de pie

no quiero
jugar mi suerte por ti
y no puedo
con v pequeƱa vivir
pronto estare de aqui
muy muy lejos

[coro]

ahi me voy otra vez
ahi te dejo Madrid
Tus rutinas de piel
y tus ganas de huir

yo no quiero cobardes
que me hagan sufrir
mejor le digo adios
a tu boca de anis

si, ya es hora de limpiar
las manchas de miel
sobre el mantel

yo nunca supe actuar
mis labios se ven
muertos de sed

no quiero
dejarlo todo al azar
entiendo
que he comenzado a estorbar
pronto estare de ti
muy muy lejos

[coro]

ahi me voy otra vez
ahi te dejo Madrid
tus rutinas de piel
y tus ganas de huir

yo no quiero cobardes
que me hagan sufrir
mejor le digo adios
a tu boca de anis

ah, aah

[coro x2]

ay te dejo Madrid
madrid
a tu boca de anis
a tu boca de anis

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Video of the Day: Rocket Queen

Oh, yeah. Mama's been hitting the hard stuff. Musically, that is. I remember GNR back in the day. They were amazing.

What was really amazing was that my mom let me listen to their music. I actually got the Appetite for Destruction cassette tape for Christmas. Did my mother not understand what they were singing about? The album name should have given her a clue. If not, then maybe the picture on the cover? Ah, well. I know she gave me a tape of Cinderella and Poison as well. Yup, big hair bands rocked.



I see you standing
Standing on your own
It's such a lonely place for you
For you to be
If you need a shoulder
Or if you need a friend
I'll be here standing
Until the bitter end
No one needs the sorrow
No one needs the pain
I hate to see you
Walking out there
Out in the rain
So don't chastise me
Or think I, I mean you harm
Of those that take you
Leave you strung out
Much too far
Baby-yeah

Don't ever leave me
Say you'll always be there
All I ever wanted
Was for you
To know that I care

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Video of the Day: Ready for the Good Times

Lately I've been going through my old CDs. The ones that escaped the inadvertent house cleaning that some would term a robbery. Anyhow, now that my CD collection has been culled through (or wiped out, whatever...) I've had the wonderful opportunity to go through some old favorites that I'd totally forgotten about.

One of these old favorites is Shakira's Laundry Service. It's the perfect "get up in the morning and get ready for the day" music. This is one that I've been listening to several times each morning. It's *that* good. I hope you enjoy it while you're getting ready for your own good times. :)



I don't wanna clear the cobwebs from my head
Time will bring them back, I bet
So if you hear me say that I believe in love
Don't make me feel ashamed

I used to sing the saddest songs
And while in the meantime roaches used to climb my door
Falling back down to the floor

I used to read survival guides
When my world was full of seven legged cats
But here I am with eight more lives

I'm ready for the good times
I'm ready for the good times
Ready to get it on...

You know it Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
You better not ignore it

I don't want to look at fashion magazines
While someone does my nails
Sitting here watching other people live

Frozen by the fear to fail

Cause, everyday there's a war to fight
And if i win or lose never mind...

I'm ready for the good times
I'm ready for the good times
Ready to get it on...