I’m really depressed about this

and I’m not sure why.

Heath Ledger found dead.

Sure, I thought he was handsome. But also thought he was a great actor. And this depresses me.


Please excuse me while I dance

I am convinced that the world needs more dancing. I’m not the best dancer, but I don’t think you need to be a “good” dancer to have fun doing it.

That being said, I’m really excited that the fiance said he’d go to dance lessons with me. I’d like to find something that would teach us to dance to bluegrass or old country (absolutely none of this new country pop they play these days). Ideally, this class would be cheap and not extremely time consuming, seeing as we live in different cities right now. Well, I’m in the city, he’s in my city’s younger brother. I’ll look at some informal classes offered here at the university, but I’m open to other options as well.

Marci has said she wants to go to the Broken Spoke to get some dancing experience in as prep for the wedding, and I’d love to take her up on that offer. But when do we find the time for something like that?

Do you know how to dance, live near me, and want to be paid in hugs and/or beers? You should get a hold of me.

Any dance class stories?


…I swear that my picture must be in the dictionary under the definition of “bored.”

Good news though, I totally just got my highest score EVER on Ball Lines (game I found on Yahoo). 61000. Level 12.

Yeah, I really do kick ass.

I’m such a copycat

I keep seeing things on other blogs and thinking, “I want to post that!” I need some original ideas, but it’s a Friday, so I won’t feel too bad about it. I got this one from 650miles.

My list won’t seem as varied since I’m doing this at work. My iTunes here isn’t nearly as full as my bank at home.

Here’s how it works:
1. Put your iTunes on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write that song name down no matter what.

Q. What would best describe your personality?
A. “Can’t Even Breathe On My Own Hand” by Half-Handed Cloud

Q. If someone says it’s okay you say…
A. “Pas Si Simple” by Yann Tiersen

Q. What do you like in a guy/girl?
A. “Jacksonville” by Sufjan Stevens

Q.How do you feel today?
A. “I Feel It All” by Feist

Q.What is your life’s purpose?
A. “My Moon My Man” by Feist

Q. What is your motto?
A. “Gray Stables” by Iron and Wine

Q. What do your friends think of you?
A. “Memories of You” by Elana James

Q. What do you think of your friends?
A. “Two” by Ryan Adams

Q. What do you think of your parents?
A. “On the Bus Mall” by The Decemberists

Q.What do your parents think of you?
A. “Walken” by Wilco

Q. What do you think about very often?
A. “Leave Me (Like You Found Me)” by Wilco

Q. What do you think of your best friend?
A. “The Infanta” by The Decemberists

Q. What do you think of the person you love?
A. “Love Song No. 7” by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Q.What is your life story?
A. “La Noyee” by Yann Tiersen

Q. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A. “St. Apollonia” by Beirut

Q. What do you think when you see the person you love?
A. “The Act of the Apostle, Pt. 2” by Belle & Sebastian

Q. What is your hobby/interest?
A. “Shake It Off” by Wilco

Q. What will they play at your funeral?
A. “Limit To Your Love” by Feist

Q. What is your biggest secret?
A. “The Flying Club Cup” by Beirut


Everyone’s talking about the Iowa caucus. I think it’s a little silly to get so riled up about only the first test, but a part of me can’t help but get a little swept away. I won’t get into any debates yet, mainly because I don’t think I’m going to change anyone’s mind and they’re not going to change mine (once I make my final decision), and also because I haven’t thoroughly researched the issues and how the candidates feel about them.

I started a bit today, though, and wanted to share a few links with you. These links are especially dedicated to those who are like me and haven’t committed to anyone just yet.

First, you can visit this page to take a test that will match you up with the candidate(s) you align with most. My friend Rebecca shared this link with her readers, and I decided to pass it on here as well. According to this page, Clinton, Edwards, and Obama are tied for my vote, followed by McCain and Giuliani, and then the rest of the Republicans (Huckabee, Romney, Thompson) finish the list. This isn’t news to me, really, as I know I’m a liberal. It was nice to see exactly who I agreed with on which issue, though.

Another useful link is CNN’s Election Center 2008. Click on the Candidates tab, and you can look at a profile of each candidate, including how they feel about basic issues (you have to scroll down, and you’ll find the issues box on the right). Granted, it isn’t extremely in depth, but it’s a great place to start if you haven’t been paying much attention yet.

Have fun!

New Year’s Wish

I heard once that Tina Fey lost some weight using Weight Watchers. Since I have a bit of a crush on Tina, this is my new year’s wish:

I join Weight Watchers to lose some pounds before the wedding. Tina finds out that I’m totally spending all day catching up on the Tina Fey show, otherwise known as 30 Rock, and decides that because I like her so much she’ll be my personal Weight Watchers coach. We become fast friends, I lose the weight, and she comes to the wedding and gives the greatest toast ever.

Anyone else have some silly and unlikely wish for the new year?