Friday, September 19, 2003

UM, YEAH

I had a rip roaring good time last night... if by good time you mean couging so hard I almost vomited ... on four seperate occasions. Yeah. Great. I got about 2.5 hours of sleep because A. I don't know what the hell my problem is, but I was in bed, lights out by 10 and was still wide awake at 12:30. B. I woke up at 2:45 and 3:30 to blow my nose and blink back tears of frustration from this damn cold, and C. Aaron awoke at 5:30, freaking out because he had the creepy crawlies... and yes, we found an ant on his arm. He was all grossed out and was twitchy after that, and I was wide awake and unable to just fucking lay there without coughing. Yeah. It's been great. I even took Nyquil... that shit just doesn't completely work for me. It helps, but not enough.

In other news, I saw a few bits and pieces of Survivor last night and man I love me some Rupert. If there ever was a real life Pirate he is it. I just about died laughing when he stole the other tribe's stuff. I thought it was totally fucked up the way they were just kind of hucked off the boat with what they were wearing... but that's the nature of the beast I guess. If you are going to sign up for something like that you have to expect the worst. I'll be interested to see if anyone starts donning fig leaves.

I usually try not to get too into Survivor, because it competes with my 'must see tv' and I am also trying to pare down how much tv I will be watching in the pm because I don't want it to interfere with my homework and such. I am perfectly capable of turning off the tv when I have stuff to do, but if it's a program I really want to watch then it just makes it all that harder.

THE FRIDAY FIVE

1. Who is your favorite singer/musician? Why?

A year ago I would have said "hands down, 100% it would have to be Eminem. He is still one of my favorites, but the dumb obsession side of it has petered out... thankfully. I love all types of music and some of my current favorites are: The Dixie Chicks, Simon and Garfunkel, Madonna, Dr. Dre, Linkin Park, Boyz II Men, Bonnie Raitt, and Mr. Timberlake... shut up. But really, Eminem is probably my all time favorite. even now. *sigh*

I would like to note that while I am a HUGE Simon and Garfunkel fan, I find it fucking ludicrous that the tickets for their concert here are 200 bucks a pop. I know most of their venues are charging anywhere between 50 bucks to 300 per seat. I think that's absolutely outrageous, and you know what... it's not fair just because they haven't been on tour in like a jillion years or some shit that they charge such high prices. That's severely fucked up. Just for our concert in Seattle alone, that concert stands to make about 3 million bucks... I don't know what cut each party gets, but 200 bucks a ticket is flat out robbery.

2. What one singer/musician can you not stand? Why?

I cannot stand any of those boy bandish punk groups... bowling for soup, all american rejects, good charlotte, sum 41, simple plan, the ataris, and blink 182. They are all boy bands in punk band clothing. I'm serious. The difference between them and the Backstreet Boys? They play instruments... that's it. Arg. I just hate them, they all sound the same and ... I just hate them that's all!

3. If your favorite singer wasn't in the music business, do you think you would still like him/her as a person?

Oh I don't know. Eminem seems like he's a bit of a prick... definitely has a bad attitude. I always thought I would get along pretty good with Drew Barrymore or Gwyneth Paltrow, heh but they're not my favorite musicians now are they?

4. Have you been to any concerts? If yes, who put on the best show?

I've actually seen Eminem in concert, he was pretty good. Saw New Kids On The Block back in 1989, and saw Aerosmith and Guns and Roses last year. GnR put on the best show, hands down. It was the most awesome thing I have ever seen. Say what you will about Axl being old and out of practice and out of tune but that show was freakin' amazing.

5. What are your thoughts on downloading free music online vs. purchasing albums? Do you feel the RIAA is right in its pursuit to stop people from dowloading free music?

I think we as a country have better things to do than spend millions of dollars prosecuting
12 year olds for God's sake. I doubt I'm the first person to link to that today, but I don't care. I download music... I don't have thousands of mp3's on my computer, but I have a few. And you know what? It really fries me because some stuff you can't buy. I wanted that John Stamos song from Full House that he did with the Beach Boys, called 'forever'... and you can't find that song anywhere! At least I couldn't. Most of the stuff I've downloaded has been pretty obscure. I don't do complete albums or anything, just mainly stuff that's hard to find.



Asa attempts to seduce Ben




All last night while I laid in bed and crocheted while zoning out to Felicity, Ben and Asa never left my side. Awww....



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