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Spring is Finally Here


Well the weather's beautiful...my mood's just not exactly the same.

Went to see Maroon 5 last night at the ol' BJC which unfortunately caused me to miss out on Matt Pond PA at the Crowbar. Oh, well, it was a good show. Got there a little late...totally missed the Donnas opening (insert sarcastic 'oh darn'). I've seen them before and they really didn't entertain me enough to want to see them again. We were about 3 songs late for Maroon 5, I guess 3 songs because they only have 12 ...how long can that concert really be? I made Jane (my sister) a kick ass shirt that said "Adam Levine Sings Songs About Me" in the Maroon 5 font.

Anyway, when we (7 females under the strong influence of Bankers' Club) got there whoever was leading us to our seats took us a section above where we were supposed to be. Nosebleeds. Wasn't bad though, we took advantage of it. The show just wasn't as energetic as I am used to except when they played the songs from the radio so everyone could sing along.

The best part of the concert and what made it a good time was the final song, a cover of AC/DCs Highway to Hell in which their drummer, Ryan Dusick, came on stage and took over lead singer/backup guitar while Adam Levine, the lead singer, took over on drums. The lead guitarist James Valentine jammed out some crazy electric solos while running around the entire floor of the BJC. Bad ass. Good way to end the show.

Anyway, I haven't looked at my pics yet but will tonight and they'll be posted sometime in the next 24 hours. For a $10 concert (my ticket was free) it met all expectations.

Putting together a mixtape just for friends and stuff. It's nothing too fancy, just some beats to make you dance. Let me know if anyone wants one. It's in the progress.

Just gonna post some links and stuff today. Not really in the mood for much more. Enjoy the spring weather, though. Living in State College really makes you appreciate this season.

I can't believe this shit. How does Korn have anything to do with 50 Cent. Read the whole article and I'm still confused.

Today is voting day for USG President and Vice President. Pretty much pointless, but something to do. They really don't accomplish anything while in office. I love the slogans and how serious these people take it. "Foulke 'N A" ? "Trust your Family Guys"? The family guys have a car driving around campus all day blaring the Family Guy theme song with posters all over it. These other guys (aka. no cool slogan so they won't win) have a coach bus with words written all over it calling itself the "party bus" and taking students all over class. Craziness. You never know, though, you could become USG President and end up on Survivor tearing it up.

One more thing, there's a Coaches vs. Cancer 5K on Sunday April 10 at 10 AM. I'm trying to get people to run it with me so if anyone's interested, let me know. Only 3.5 miles, about 35 min. at a moderate pace...not that bad. You even get a bunch of free stuff including a meal! Can't beat that! Check out the link for more info.

Have a good day everyone. I wish I was outside basking in the glorious sunlight.

St. Pattie's Day


Well, I forgot to take my camera out with me on St. Patrick's Day so I came home and took pictures of anything green I could find in the house. These are the best of the bunch. Enjoy.


Oh What A Week


It's been a long week...two exhausting exams and two huge papers. Glad it's all over, I'm working on recovering, it may be a tiny bit.

Songs of the week or whatever you want

Eminem - Just Lose It (DJ Ayres Mix)
download here.

The Decemberists - Engine Driver
download here.

Bloc Party - Banquet (Phones Disco Edit)
download here.

The Dead 60s - The Last Resort
download here.

Ben Lee - Catch My Disease
download here.

Rapture vs. Tiga - Hot Lovers
download here.

P. Diddy ft. Kelis - Let's Get Ill
download here.

Lazyboy - Facts of Life
download here.

Enjoy. Give feedback.

National Hangover Day...

...i'm sure most of us are. Too bad I had a timed run this morning as my lungs were gasping for air and my cells were gasping for water. Ugh. That's how I feel. St. Patties Day is way too much fun.

Anyway, I've been really busy with schoolwork lately so I haven't posted much. That will start to change sometime soon. I'm working on getting some webspace through PSU so I can post mp3s. Yippee!

So, Michael Jackson is despicable. Foul, foul man. Check this link out.

A new must-visit site for me; Stylus magazine's mp3 blog, Stypod.

This site makes fun of Paris Hilton. Yeah, it's kinda easy to make fun of her these days but for some reason this site does it better than everyone else.

Lil' Kim was found guilty of pergury. Where's your magic stick now?

Ok, haven't done this in a few, but here's 10 must downloads:

Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure
Kelis - Trick Me
The Bravery - Honest Mistake
The Kleptones - Jayout
The Stills - Still In Love Song
Scribe - Not Many
UK Apache - Original Nuttah
Fatboy Slim - Wonderful Night
Jack Johnson - Good People
Bloc Party - Tulips

By the way, if you don't know already, you can go to a lot of artst's websites and download their music. I mean, you're not gonna get their whole new cd for free or anything but you can usually find some stuff.

Also...new DMB album coming out May 10. Kinda going back to the Under the Table upbeat rhythms. Bad ass. Listen to the first single, American Baby, here. Rolling Stone's take on it.


Pictures from various occasions...


State College pre and post snowfall.

The Penn State Nittany Lion before the snowfall.

Beaver Ave before the storm.

Icicles on the house after the storm.

John shoveling snow after the storm.

Jane's creepy doll.

El and John's night out at the bars.

Beer and foos.


El and John enjoying themselves at the bar.

The bathroom door at the Gaff.

Spring Break part I: Lewes, DE at John's beach house.

The view from the top of the gun tower at Cape Henlopen.

El and John on top of a gun tower at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware.

John at the sushi bar.

The hibachi grill, Tokyo Steak House.

Spring Break part II: At home in Delta.


Bailey relaxing in the morning with the horse and donkey in the background.

The beautiful view from the backyard in the morning.

Another beautiful view.

Bailey sees the hamster as a snack.

The donkey and horse eating in the morning.

Spring is coming!

The beautiful, old oak tree in my backyard. My mom swears Mason and Dixon planted it as they came through plotting out the Pennsylvania-Maryland (Mason-Dixon) Line in my backyard.

Velcro trying to attack Bailey.

A beautiful rainbow. Look hard at the middle of the picture. The end is actually touching down in front of the trees. Where's the pot of gold?

The break is over...almost


Well, got home from the beach. Never made it to the final destination of North Carolina...or South Carolina. Just had a damn good time relaxing. In Delta now. Good times.

So, a lot has gone on the past week. Mt. St. Helens erupted. Michael Jackson tried not to show up for court the day his accuser described the molestations. Lil' Kim flirted with her purjuy trial (possible 30 years) jury. Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards broke up while she's pregnant with their second child. Lindsey Lohan hooked up with Bruce Willis. Ehhh...nothing important.

Crazy weather
at the beginning of the week. Beautiful, spring-like day on Monday followed by two cold-as-shit days. As Jane says "Rough day to be a bird."

This really made me laugh.

Bye, State College


At least for a while...

Spring Break starts at 3:20 after my last class is over and I doubt you will hear much from me in the next week. It's been a busy week. I have lots of pics that will be posted as soon as i get back. Lots of fun artsy stuff i've been working on. Plus, pics from break. Good stuff.

Well, Martha's back. Rosie sent her lemons. She's making a show Martha Stewart: The Apprentice. I could so do it. Syke. I'm Amazing Race material, anyway.

Well, I did learn something interesting in OChem this week, how to make LSD. The whole chemical process and all reactants and all. I'm gonna start producing it in my homemade lab but only selling it to those under the age of 13. Not really.

Cool car site.

Good quote from Garden State, makes you think:

'You know that point in your life when you realize that the house that you grew up in isn't really your home anymore? All of the sudden even though you have some place where you can put your stuff that idea of home is gone. You'll see when you move out it just sort of happens one day one day and it's just gone. And you can never get it back. It's like you get homesick for a place that doesn't exist. I mean it's like this right of passage, you know. You won't have this feeling again until you create a new idea of home for yourself, you know, for you kids, for the family you start, it's like a cycle or something. I miss the idea of it. Maybe that's all family really is. A group of people who miss the same imaginary place.'

5 Songs For the Week:

DJ Danger Mouse - Justify My Thug
Finley Quaye - Dice
Talking Heads - And She Was
Roots Manuva - Too Cold
Mountain - Mississippi Queen

I just put the iPod on shuffle and pick the first five tracks to make me smile.

Have a good week internet world. Peace.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

cough, cough


I've been sick lately so I haven't been posting. It snowed yesterday and I have some pics to share. In the meantime, check out these links:

Celeb Gossib Blogs:
Golden fiddle

My fave MP3 Blogs:
arjanwrites music blog
Brooklyn Vegan

Cool stuff for the IPod:

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