Friday, April 19, 2002


well, everone seems to be on hiatus, including me... although mine isn't self imposed. my host switched servers and now movabletype is broken and they are taking their sweet time getting back to me about the problem (i hope that means they're researching it, or something).

so until it gets fixed, this will be the last you hear from me... editing this by hand is too much of a pain. in the meantime...

listen to:
stina nordenstam

the osbournes
the last 5 x-files

how to make paper stars

Monday, April 15, 2002

new phones, and other things

well, it's been a busy few days... i've been working a lot (that's good, i need money really bad). however, i have today off, which is great, because i still have about 10 thing on my to-do list that i need to cross off by the time i go back to work on tomorrow. my two main goals today are to finish my mix for burn, baby, burn! and get down to the post office to mail them off. the mix is almost done... i have to get about 4 more songs and then figure out the order. it's really diffferent from mixes i've made before, but in a neat way. i'm going to post the tracklist and cover art next week (to give the mixes time to make it through the mail... don't want to ruin the surprise!)

saturday was a long day, but i got to take a break between shifts to go meet up with imelda, marisa and ebin. we were all exchanging mixes, and it's nice to finally meet everyone! it was weird walking around town, wondering if one of them was in line behind me at longs or something. ;-) the mix imelda gave me is great... i especially like the live version of once in a lifetime by the talking heads. (the tracklist for the cd i made imelda can be found here.)

i got a new phone the other day! i've had my old one for over two years, so having a new, fancy phone is so exciting. i finally have text messaging, and now that it's finall working, i'm having fun with that.

i'm also cat sitting this week for skinny... my mom's going out of town, and skinny gets really lonely and stops eating when my mom's not around, so she made the trip over the hill to chill with me. right now she's sitting next to my desk, chowing down on stinky stinky cat food. it's good to have her here, though... i love cats and i've really missed having one around the house.

ooh, ooh, ooh! remember when i was saying that my friend danny was going to be in the new jewel video? well, apparently it's finished, and you can watch it here. he's the singing army guy in the very beginning. (here's a photo of us, i have flowers in my hair, danny's right behind me.)

ok, off to the post office!

Tuesday, April 9, 2002

i love furthurnet!

i've got to sing my praises of furthurnet, which is one of the coolest internet things i've found in quite a while. basically, it's a peer to peer, gnutella-like program that offers live, legal music to download. since last night i've downloaded 6 complete shows - 2 bisco shows, 2 john mayer shows, 1 vida blue show and one sc hemp allstars show. in less than 24 hours. so so cool. i'm not quite sure how this cool little program has floated by under my radar for so long, but now that i have it.... i'll probably need to buy more cdr's. or a bigger hard drive. ;-)

of course, i'm going to reccomend that folks use it to check out some live john mayer, which is awesome (he gives a killer live show!). but it's also cool because i can check out new bands, and it's way cheaper than a concert ticket.

i lost interest in trading for a little while there, becasuse mailing blanks out was such a pain, but now that i can download shows with little to no effort, i'm more likely to check out new artists. so a questions to all my phunky, live-music-loving friends... who should i download this week? i need some new grooves!!

Sunday, April 7, 2002

blogger insider 1

this is my first go at blogger insider, and i got paired up with dyanna of Here are her questions and my responses:

1. hi! first of all, why strawberry shortcake, aside from the fact that she's cute and her line of toys smelled so yummie?
well, sometime last fall i bought a cute sweatshirt with strawberry shortcake on it, and it had the little tagline "life is delicious". i thought that was really cool and profound, and that had a lot to do with my decision to do the design.

2. did you ever choose some cds to get with your free cd vouchers? tell us which they are if you did!
well, i don't have them money to pay the shipping, but as soon as i have money, i'll be ordering:
bjork - post
reality bites soundtrack
annie lennox - medusa
madonna - like a virgin
o brother where art thou
diana krall - stepping out
ladysmith black mambazo - best of
ben folds - rockin the suburbs
tom petty - full moon fever

3. you love phish. how were you introduced to them, and why do you like them so much?
my first introduction to phish was in high school, when my best friend donna was singing 'catapult' (from the picture of nectar cd) over and over and over and over. for my birthday, she got me the hoist cd, and it was all over! i saw them that summer at shoreline (7-31-97), which was an amazing experience. i'm not sure i can explain why i like them so much, but let me say this - listening to phish makes me happy, and seeing them live gives me a feeling of complete and utter joy.

4. you're a "must see tv" fan. i love the new show, leap of faith. what do you think about it?
i'm not quite sure about that one yet. i think it's got some really funny moments but the whole premise is really overdone. you know, the whole 'friends dealing with work and sex in manhattan' thing. it's not that i don't enjoy shows like that, hell, friends and will and grace are two of my favorite shows, but i think its been done so often that the show needs to be really really funny to get off the ground. laep of faith has potential, but i think it will probably go where all the other 8:30 shows have gone....

5. you listed a bunch of your favorites, but you didn't name a favorite book. if you're like me, you have more than one favorite, so tell us which your three favorite books are.
oh god, this is a hard one! let's see... the bridge across forever by richard bach, the handmaid's tale by margaret atwood and siddhartha by herman hesse.

6. say you're abducted by aliens and they allow you to take with you three non-living items of any size. what do you take and why?
well, first i would take my computer, because i can't live without it. plus, if they're advanced enough for space travel, i'm sure they'd be able to hook me up to a wireless internet connection. next i would take my bed, exactly as it is right now, with my ikea sheets, because it is so comfortable that i can hardly sleep anywhere else. finally, i'd take my blanky.

7. name a positive and a negative consequence of keeping your online journal.
positive: it keeps me writing every day (ok, almost every day). i've always wanted to keep a journal, but i have messy handwriting and it always seemed to take so long to write everything down. i type a lot faster than i write, so i've kept with this whole online thing a lot longer than i ever kept a real journal.
negative: i haven't really had any negative consequences.

8. i do a pretty good job of self-censoring myself in my journal, despite my desire to be completely free and uninhibited with what i say. what kind of limitations do you place on yourself when writing?
i don't write mean or inflammatory things about people i know, and i try not to write anything i wouldn't want my family to read, since they do read my weblog. ;-) just kidding, mom! no, really, i keep in mind that regardless of the fact that it's my journal, it's still in the public domain, and anyone who really wants to could find it, connect it to me, and read it. i love keeping my weblog, but i watch what i say because i don't want it to come back and bite me in the ass.

9. when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
i wanted to be a broadway superstar, or a pop singer.

10. are you superstitious? if you are, what are some of the superstitions you have/do? of not, why aren't you?
i'm not really superstitious, per se, but there is one superstition i observe because i'd get my ass kicked if i didn't... you aren't allowed to say the word macbeth inside a theater, except within the context of the actual play. it's supposed to be bad luck, people are supposed to die or get injured or something. i don't believe it, but i observe it anyway.

11. have you met any online friends out in the "real" world? if so, were these positive experiences?
i've met quite a few of my online friends in real life, thanks to the phunky bitches, and they've all been awesome. and this last new years eve, i flew out to philadelphia to meet ericalynn, who was my secret bitch (like secret santa) two years ago. after exchanging emails, we realized that we had an awful lot in common. the week i spent with her (seeing the dsico biscuits) was great. so, i guess my answer is yes, and yes.

12. what's your take on finding love online?
love is found in unexpected places, including on the internet. i think it's definitely something that can happen. i don't think it's something that i'd really explore as an option for myself in the near future, though.

13. name three songs and the significance they each have for you.
first, lover you should have come over by jeff buckley (from the album grace). i'm going to quote john mayer exactly, because he's said it better than i could... " it turns my body inside out so that all my nerves are on the outside of my skin. and it feels like it's too much sometimes." it's my favorite love song ever.

second, limb by limb, by phish (from the album story of the ghost). this song makes me happy no matter how shitty of a mood i'm in.

third, 3x5 by john mayer (from the album room for squares). i love the lyrics to this song... gives me the shivers every time i hear it.

14. do you have a special place you visit when you want to be alone, feel inspired, or need to get away?
when i lived in orange county, i used to love going to disneyland to study. now i'd have to say my room. it's my haven... computer, tv, bed, stereo... that or i go down to west cliff drive, where i walk and take photos and people watch.

15. how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?he would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

john mayer!

ok, so the john mayer show was awesome and amazing, and i had a great time!

when we arrived at the fillmore, there was already a pretty long line, but we ran into some people and hopped into line with them. i had never been to the fillmore before, so when we got in, i was totally amazed.. it's a beautiful venue! we grabbed seats on the leather couches on the right side of the venue, pretty close to the front. the crowd was about 85% women, and i'd say the majority of them were under 20. all there probably to ogle over john. ;-) that's not to say that i wasn't ogling over him as well, but i was there mostly for the music. really, i was!!

the opener, norah jones, came on about 9:10 and played for about 40 minutes. she was good, i'll give her that, and i really liked the first song she did, but plain and simple, it was way too mellow. i was seriously falling asleep by the end of her set, which, in my opinion, it the exact opposite effect you want an opener to have. (then again, i tend to dislike opening acts in general, but that's because i'm spoiled!) john came out and played a song with her, and all the teenage girls screamed like they were at an *nsync concert. it was funny.

john, of course, was fabulous. he played the two songs i wanted to her (3x5 and love song for no one ). he was really high energy, and played for about two hours straight. it was awesome! i was dancing my butt off, although no once else was. that was odd, it was great dancing music and no one was dancing! he did a few short jams, all of which were really good. he was making funny 'trey faces'!!

my only real compliant is the fact that so many people come to shows and talk through the whole fucking thing. listen, people, if you're going to talk during the show, stay home and listen to the cd and give those of us who are there to listen to the music room to dance!

overall, the show rocked my socks off, and i will definitely go see him again the next time he's up here in norcal. ;-)

on an unrelated note, phish on simpsons tonight!!! yay!!

Thursday, April 4, 2002

john mayer!!!

i am going to see john mayer today. i am so excited i can hardly stand it. seriously, since buying his cd on a fluke, i've fallen totally in love with his music, and to be seeing him live (and at the the fillmore, no less) is so so cool.

and did i mention that he's hot?? i'm going to try and get my camera in to the show... i'll try to take some photos and post them tomorrow.

damn, i really want to do the friday five but i can't get onto the page. damn!

Tuesday, April 2, 2002

look! i'm britney!

look! i'm britney!
(stolen from ericalynn)

ok, i wasn't going to post this, but then i saw what my results were... hahahaha! (you know, i was britney in that emode quiz too... are we noticing a trend here?

you're britney spears! face it, ya got it made. you're sexy and popular, and have tons of people craving to be you. Sure, you've got some enemies out there, but you've also got a lot of people wishing they were with you. you're the kind of person who knows you're hot, and you're not afraid to go all out to prove it.

What Kind of Pop Princess Are You?