Monday, December 18, 2006

Sound of Music

It's 1:20 am and I'm not sleeping, that means I'm thinking, which means you may want to stop reading right now. Okay, keep on if you want. I've been musing about how songs can make you think about a person or place or time. Even if there's no real reason why it should remind you, it just does. And so, here it goes:

Back to California -- Claire, then Ryan
Dancing Queen -- Carducci
Riding With Private Malone -- Peter
Goodnight My Angel -- Geoff, then Carducci
Breakfast at Tiffany's -- Ryan
Chasing Cars -- Matt M
Underground -- Liz B
Far Away -- Colin O
Elephant Love Medley -- Colin O
Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) -- Katie F
Rock Me Amedeas -- Hich
Dirty Little Secret -- Megan, then Colin O
Rockstar -- Colin M
Slide -- Greg M
Next Contestant -- Matt R
She Will Be Loved -- Dominick, then Laura-friend
Accidentally in Love -- Carducci and Joe
I Want You (Cherry Cola) -- Colin O
Fast as I Can -- Matt R
The Luckiest -- Mike P
These Words -- Claire
Let's Get it Started -- Megan, then softball in general
Friday Night -- Eric
Hotel California -- Matt R
Desperatly Wanting -- Liz B
Dance, Dance -- Robyn
Where'd You Go? -- Dani
Unwritten -- dancing on the beach with Carducci, Claire, and Megan
Heaven is a Place on Earth -- who could I possibly think of but Brian?
Sweet Home Alabama -- Andrienne
Here Comes the Sun -- RHS choir
Song of the South -- my dad
Personal Penguin -- the Colins
Partical Man -- Liz B
Birdhouse in Your Soul -- Liz B, then Hich
Is She Really Going Out With Him? -- Megan, then Hich
Pour Some Sugar On Me -- Hich
Flavor of the Week -- Dominick and Claire
Uptown Girls -- Geoff
Bonnie Taylor Shakedown -- Monica P, then the going to Little Washington car rides
The Way You Look Tonight -- Bracy
Be Our Guest -- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Cast, mostly Tim bouncing
Lips of An Angel -- Andrea C
If I Had $1,000,000 -- Peachy date
Going the Distance -- Colin O
Fly Me To The Moon -- Miss E and Dani
Bring Me Back To Life -- Kali
Whiskey Lullabye -- Larau-friend
Adam's Song -- Claire
Pretty Pink Ribbon -- Sydney
(I've Had) The Time of My Life -- Liz B
Walking in Memphis -- Eric
Brick -- Joe P and Colin O
Hanging By A Moment -- Sean
Upside Down -- Sydney
Piano Man -- Carducci
Bad Day -- Coffee hoping
You're Beautiful -- Colin O 'jumping off cliffs' on flat ground
I Write Sins Not Tragedies -- Little Mon
Jericho -- Sydney
De-Lovely -- Donna
I'm Already There -- Kali
Cows With Guns -- Chris, then Sara L
Don't Stop Believing -- Hich
Sheep Go to Heaven -- midterms
99 Red Balloons -- Greg M
Time to Say Goodbye -- Uncle Eric
Make A Little Noise -- Maggie
Whenever, Whereever -- Carducci
Psalm 117 -- Anthony
Italian Leather Sofa -- Liz B and Matt M
I've Become Numb -- Dr. Andres
Tokyo Girl -- Little Mon
Sing for the Moment -- Matt R, then Liz B
Take On Me -- Hich
Short Skirt, and a Long Jacket -- Faz date

There's more, but I think that's good enough.

Silly Little Quizzes

You Should Learn Spanish

For you, learning a language is about career advancement and communication.
Knowing Spanish will bring you tons of possiblities for jobs and travel. Bárbaro!
Well that's good, I'm taking it next semester.

Who Should Paint You: Roy Lichtenstein

Larger than life, your personality overshadows everyone in the room
A painter would tend to portray you with a bit of added flair!
Okay, that's good, I guess? Maybe?

Your Theme Song is Beautiful Day by U2

"Sky falls, you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away"

You see the beauty in life, especially in ordinary everyday moments.
And if you're feeling down, even that seems a little beautiful too.
I like that song.

What Your Soul Really Looks Like

You are very passionate and quite temperamental. While you can be moody, you always crave comfort.

You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds.

You believe that people see you for how you are, not how you look. But deep down, you know that's not exactly true.

Your near future is calm, relaxing, and pretty much what you want. And it's something you've been anticipating for a while now.

For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.
My soul looks like a nose and lips?

You Date Like a Woman

According to studies on dating, you date like a woman.
You tend to take romance seriously, and you're not really out for a fling.

A mental and emotional connection always comes first for you.
And rushing the physical stuff is likely to turn you off.

You're highly selective when it comes to dating, and some may say you're too picky.
You know what you want, and when you find it, you're ready to commit.
*snort* That's good!

You Are 20% Politically Radical

You're a very traditional person and perhaps a little resistant to change. In a few more years, your beliefs will be so old fashioned that they'll be radical!
I dare say they already are.

You Are Likely A Forth Born

At your darkest moments, you feel angry.
At work and school, you do best when your analyzing.
When you love someone, you tend to be very giving.

In friendship, you don't take the initiative in reaching out.
Your ideal jobs are: factory jobs, comedy, and dentistry.
You will leave your mark on the world with your own personal philosophy.
Off by four.

Your 2005 Song Is

Beverly Hills by Weezer

"My automobile is a piece of crap
My fashion sense is a little whack
And my friends are just as screwy as me"

You breezed through 2005 in your own funky style!

You Failed 8th Grade Spanish

Sorry, you only got 5/8 correct!
Could You Pass 8th Grade Spanish?

Oh dear, no one tell Mr. Armstrong that!

You Should Be a Film Writer

You don't just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind.
You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really make a character come to life.
Chances are, you enjoy creating all types of stories. The joy is in the storytelling.
And nothing would please you more than millions of people seeing your story on the big screen!

Oh that's fun. I'll have to tell Colin and Mike.

You Are 72% Indie

You're a very indie person, and admit it, you look down a little on people who strive to be normal.
You'll indulge in a little mainstream pop culture every now and then. But for you, anything not indie is a guilty pleasure!
Can I help it that my tastes are sometimes popular? :P

Saturday, December 09, 2006

New Leaf?

This semester has been a semester of change. Well, it seems like every semester at Christendom has big changes in it. Although this semester it seems as though I've gone back more to my old self. Not that I've regressed or anything. I'm so much more mature than I was when I came to Christendom or even last semester. (More mature, I'm not sure I've actually hit the mature level. :P) But I've kind of gone back to my old additude, the good parts at least, I think, It's really hard to explain. It's not that I was ever really a different person, but plently things did change. I think I got disalusioned by the East Coast, as strange as that sounds. I've always been proud of where I'm from, but I think I got sucked into the mentality of the city slicker. *jibbly, jibbly, jibbly* Also the mentality of the intellectual. Intellectuals are great, but I am not one to spend my life drinking coffee and discussing something that one one else in the world cares about. I am all about thinking and pondering, but I'd rather do it while gardening or riding horses or washing dishes or something. Just straight up thinking for really long periods of time is not my friend.

Also, liturgically, I've fallen head over heels in love with the Tridentine Mass. I liked it before and much prefered it to a poorly done Novus Ordo. But now I like it better than the Novus Ordo period. I even like it better than the wonderful Latin Novus Ordo at Christendom. I've kind of shied away from attending regularly before, because that Mass tends to attract Trads who are Trads in a bad way and not a good way. I kind of look at them, scratch my head, and say, "Ya'll are nuts, not to mention schismatics." But one can be a good Trad, that's what I'm going for. I think I need to read up on my Church history/popes/Church counciles, though first.