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I love The Office (how awesome was the season premier?!) and tonight I remembered that I haven’t read Creed’s blog for a while.

This is my new favorite thing:

 

July 17, 12:38 PM

Creed Thoughts

 

I’ve been trying something new lately and it’s really put a new spin on how I go through my days. Instead of waking up ten minutes before work and wiping myself down with a damp paper towel, I’ve been waking up really early and going for walks all over town. You’d be amazed at how quiet this place is without people in it. I haven’t felt this peaceful in years.

I went over to Nay Aug Park the other day at around 4am and even the geese were still asleep when I got there. I couldn’t believe my luck. It’s been a dream of mine for years to see how far I could throw a goose and this was the perfect opportunity. I’ve definitely learned that you’ve got to strike fast when dealing with sleeping animals because the element of surprise is your biggest weapon. That old wives’ tale about letting sleeping dogs lie only applies if you don’t have a plan for after you wake up the dog. With geese, it’s the same story. You wake up a goose just for the fun of it, you’ll get pecked like no tomorrow. Their beaks are painful, man. You don’t want to find out first hand.

 

 

When I saw those geese getting some shuteye, I knew exactly what to do. I picked out one that looked like it might be lighter than some of the other ones. [Side note: Can we stop feeding the geese so many damn breadcrumbs? They’re plenty fat as it is.] I decided to name it “Tosserton,” because it seemed appropriate at the time and I find that I can throw things farther if they have a name. When I was sure that Tosserton was definitely asleep and not faking it, I picked out my landing zone and went in for the throw.

Goose tossing is a hard art to master and with no means to practice, I had to rely on what it looked like in my dreams. So I got a running start, went full steam ahead, picked up Tosserton and threw him (her?) hammer-toss style as far as I could, spinning my body to get maximum torque. I was pretty freaked out about how flexible her (his?) neck was, but it ended up helping me get more distance than I would have otherwise. I’d say I got a good forty feet, which is shorter than I predicted, but still a pretty admirable toss in my opinion.

You should have heard Tosserton honking in the air. He (she?) righted herself (himself?) right before hitting the ground and ended up just gliding to safety, so I didn’t have to feel bad about hurting Tosserton. After the goose landing, I was overcome with an enormous sense of completion. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life.

I will say this: I don’t recommend goose-tossing to anyone unless you’ve had a steady series of dreams over the last twenty years about it. If you don’t have the instincts bred into you subconsciously, then you won’t be ready to do it. Leave the goose-tossing to the professionals, people. Don’t try it at home.

I can’t wait for The Office to return! (Thurs, Sept 25)

This funny commerical was on during the Olympics.

Jim tells Dwight and Andy about a new Olympic sport he invented called Slap Face.

I like this:

Ashley Dedin covering Alkaline Trio’s “Love Love Kiss Kiss” on the autoharp. She was one of the winners in the Settle the Score contest. She should have been the only winner in my opinion. She took the one song I don’t like from Agony and Irony and made it amazing.

My mother-in-law forwarded this video of a baby laughing at the wii to me. 

my new favorite pictures.

 corgi puppy jumping

Corgis are just too darn cute.

If you are on MySpace, I would like to recommend that you become friends with this group. They are traveling with the Vans Warped Tour this summer.

To Write Love on Her Arms

To Write Love On Her Arms – Intro Video

To Write Love on Her Arms is a work in progress. This began with one broken girl, one painful night; addiction, depression, cutting. This is a glimpse at the five days that followed, a decision to love and to begin telling her true story. To Write Love on Her Arms is becoming something bigger, something hopeful. It’s the realization of what life can be when we commit to meeting a need. A friend of mine told me there’s no such thing as suicide prevention. This is an attempt to prove him wrong, to say that love can change a life. We can hold back the darkness. Rescue is possible. More soon to come. Join us as we continue to write this story, and as we begin to offer hope to the many hopeless who walk these dark roads. A Jimmy Eat World lyric has been stuck in my head today, “Believe your voice can mean something.”

Or visit their website. www.twloha.com

They have lots of shirts including this awesome one for sale here.

So excited!

From a Rise Against MySpace bulletin:

New Album: Appeal To Reason, and Fall Tour!!!
That’s right, our new record, Appeal To Reason, has been completed and will be released October 7th, 2008. As you may know, we have once again teamed up with our friends Bill Stevenson & Jason Livermore, who produced Appeal To Reason at the Blasting Room, along with their capable team of engineers. Bill & Jason are the genius’ behind The Sufferer & The Witness and also the responsible for the re-mix of our first record, The Unraveling on Fat Wreck, as well as numerous other songs, including our recent cover of “Little Boxes” for the show “Weeds”.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, we’ve teamed up with some old friends for a fall tour and are hoping to bring it to your town. RISE AGAINST, ALKALINE TRIO, THRICE, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM. We considered giving the tour some fancy name, but then realized that nothing looks or sounds as good as those four bands together, in our own humble opinion.

See you this fall !

-Rise Against

I don’t know who Gaslight Anthem is, but after missing Alkaline Trio last night I’m glad to know they will probably be back in the fall + Rise Against and Thrice!

That makes up for the fact that today I found out I have my first two cavities ever. booo.

 

Update: The dates have been announced and are available on Rise Against’s Myspace page. See you at the Philly show October 16th!

Another update: Got my tickets during the presale wednesday! Also, I listened to Gaslight Anthem and I don’t get why so many people are so into them. Whatever!

Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio in H2O video What Happened

Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio in H2O video What Happened

This might be sort of old news, but I didn’t know. H2O’s new song and video “What Happened?” features Lou Koller of Sick Of It All and Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio. 

The song is good… Matt’s part is AWESOME (of course).

Mindy Kaling Kelly Kapor

Writer and executive producer Mindy Kaling, Kelly Kapor) will preside over The Office Games at the Mall at Steamtown in Scranton on July 19!

The event will kick off at 9 a.m. ET with a 2K Fun Run, to be followed by an Office trivia challenge, a Dwight-inspired beet-eating contest and an autograph session for the first 125 fans who purchase one of the two new games (The Office Trivia Game and DVD Board Game).

Part of The Office Games proceeds will go toward United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania, which provides community-building opportunities and services throughout northeastern Pennsylvania.

Story here.

 

(Jeff Fusco/Getty Images for the Boston Globe)

RALEIGH — Thanks to some text message-savvy grandchildren, North Carolina drivers whose license plates have the potentially offensive “WTF” letter combination can replace the tags for free.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday the state Division of Motor Vehicles has notified nearly 10,000 holders of license plates with the letter combination.

WTF license plate

Officials learned last year the common acronym stands for a vulgar phrase in e-mail and cell phone text messages.

The DMV recently realized the same letters appeared on the sample license plate on its own Web site. Officials are trying to remove the plate from the site.

DMV officials got word of the plates last July when a 60-year-old technology teacher from Fayetteville complained about the plate after her teenage grandchildren clued her in.

DMV officials said they try to keep up with the latest acronyms, and that anyone who has an issue with their plate can contact their local DMV office to request a new one.

story from www.wxii12.com

haha.

We saw Alkaline Trio last night at Croc Rock in Allentown. yay! It was fun. Here is what they played (not in order)

help me

in vein

calling all skeletons

goodbye forever

i lied my face off

time to waste

mercy me

private eye

armageddon

crawl

clavicle

this could be love

we’ve had enough

every thug needs a lady

maybe i’ll catch fire

she took him to the lake

—encore—

old school reasons

radio

I wish they would have played 97 instead of radio, metro instead of old school reasons, and different songs from good mourning, but it was a fun show anyway!

update Just got back from seeing Alkaline Trio at the Montgomery Mall at the Zumiez Couch Tour. Man, did I feel old! It was too bad the crowd didn’t seem that into the band. Oh well… it was free. They played almost the same set minus: clavicle, maybe i’ll catch fire, she took him to the lake, old school reasons, radio

update This post gets a lot of hits… if you’ve been to a recent show, help out other fans and post the set list (or any songs you remember) as a comment.

update In Philly 10/16/08 they played private eye, calling all skeletons, i lied my face off, i found away, in vein, goodbye forever, emma, clavicle, this could be love (maybe more – this is what I remember).

Geoff is my favorite part of the show. Aparently he isn’t only talented at making cakes, but he can play the guitar and sing too!

Stumble Upon has really helped relieve my boredom… behold… Telephone Sheep by Jean Luc Cornec

Sheep made from telephone parts displayed at the Frankfurt Museum of Communications.

Telephone Sheep by Jean Luc Cornec

Telephone Sheep by Jean Luc Cornec

Telephone Sheep by Jean Luc Cornec

I can’t stop laughing at this. It’s so good!

This typographic clock called Analogy by Jesson Yip is pretty much the coolest thing ever.

analogy typographic clock

“Analogy is a typographic clock which explores the numerical and spatial qualities of digital and analogue clocks. This piece considers the relationship between the two, fusing them together to create a new hybrid format. It gives an everyday object a twist to make it something that people will notice.”

Click here to see it in action!

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Part of my favorite set:

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Another good one:

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