03 January 2011

Blizzard Walter...seems like a disappointment

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving was supposed to bring Utah the worst blizzard it had ever seen. It was all over the news. Schools, malls, roads, and movie theaters closed early. Grocery stores were selling out of bottled water and batteries. Personally, I had a few 12 packs of diet coke and a huge bag of Swedish Fish, so I figured I was ok for a few days.

A friend and I decided that a blizzard of this magnitude needed a name. We texted back and forth for the better part of 24 hours, with the names starting with the standard and escalating to....the sublime. I still get the giggles reading these, so I thought I'd share. Enjoy!

Snowtorious BIG
Usher's "Nice n' Snow"
"We do it right we get blizzard"
Sled Zeppelin
Blame it on the Rain-deer
Michael Jackson's "Sleet It"
Frost bitten, twice shy
Sleetwood Mac
Ghostface Chiller
Jurassic Parka
The Walking Sled
Buried Potter
Backsleet Boys
New Kids on the Ice-Block
Vampire Snow Tire-ies
Two and a Half Snowmen
Snow You Think You Can Dance
The Off-Ice
Angelina Snow-lie
Pauly Ski
Snowflake Lively
Snowbias Funke
Rage Against the Fake Snow Machine
Snowbie Won Kinobi
K-Ci and Snow Snow
Miike Snow
98 degrees below zero
Kim Kar-dashing through the snow
Freeze Winterspoon
Ice Skate Hudson
Courtney Glove
Snow Jonas
Blizz Lemon
Blizzaro Jerry
Yuletide Brenner
New York Stocking Exchange
Jennifer Snow-pez
Menorah-ity Report
Lindsey Snow-han
Silent Night Shyamalan
Snowflake Gyllenhall
Justin Timber-flake
Sleigh-ton Meester
Gingerbread Spice
Justin Bie-Brrrrr
Chris-tmas Brown
New Year's Eve 6
"I'm in the north pole, trick"
Danity Candy Kane
Sled Dog Millionaire
High School Musi-cold
Robert DeNir-O Holy Night
LudaKris Kringle
MistleTony Danza
O Holy Night of the Conchords
It's getting cold, put another Snoop Loggy Log on the fire.
Kings of NOEL
Jingle Bells Fargo
Little Joe Strummer Boy
Michael Jackson's "Do You December the Time"
Master Winter and TMNT
Red Hot Chilly Peppers
Yogi Brrrr
"Icicle! Icicle!" (as sung by Queen)
All of the LED Christmas Lights
Kanye West by NorthWesterly Arctic Blast
Chestnuts roasting on Joey McIntire
Maroon 5 Golden Rings
I'm dreaming of a Betty White Christmas
Owl City of Jerusalem
Paula Ab-Yule
Uncle Nutcracker
Black Ice Peas
Axel Froze
Christmas Eva Mendes
Gary Coldman
All I want for Christmas is my two front Keith Urban
Have yourself a Mary J Blige Christmas
We three Kings of Convenience
Silent Suge Night
Joy Behar to the world
Deck the Arsenio Halls
Jingle Kristen Bell
Happy Gilmore New Year
Joaquin Phoenix in a Winter Wonderland

03 December 2010

22 November 2010

Music Monday

I've been racking my brain trying to come up with an appropriate Thanksgiving playlist. Oddly enough, it turns out there aren't all that many songs about turkeys or pumpkin pie or having awkward conversations about your dating life. Weird.

So I got to thinking. We're celebrating the pilgrims, who came over on ships (or Columbus day, but that doesn't really work for me right now so I'm going to ignore it).....so really, what more appropriate way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with a little Yacht Rock?? Enjoy.

Track 1
Track 2
Track 3 (I've shared this before, but it's just too darn good not to include)
Track 9 (with EXCELLENT modern remakes of the same song here and here)

Happy Thanksgiving!

08 November 2010

Music Monday

It's a gloriously rainy day and I wish I was curled up in a cozy blanket, taking numerous cat naps while I watch some Lifetime original movie or something. But since I can't be dreaming right now, the next best thing is a little modern dream pop playlist.

(This playlist is also largely inspired by my current obsession with SVIIB...ergo tracks 1-3.)

Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6

03 November 2010


I was ready to give up on the Music Monday program, but I started getting complaints. So I'm back....for the benefit of all 3 of my loyal readers.
Now that I have a car that fits more than two people in it, I've been driving a bit on group outings. There are two very important aspects of the chauffeur role:

  1. the actual driving, 
  2. the music in your car 
...and not necessarily in that order. I have compiled what I consider to be an excellent vehicular playlist. Very pop-py, fun to sing along to, and fantastic to car dance to (one of my favorite past times, taught to me by my wonderfully graceful mother). Some might call these "guilty pleasure" songs, but not me...ain't no shame in my game!

Faaaaaaaaaavorite song to sing along to right now: click here
She's gross, but I love her mu$ic: click here
Get slizzered: click here
LL + Bill Withers: click here
Let's get it poppin, whoa: click here
Glad to see Enrique back in the music scene: click here
Any song that is on a Step Up movie is good enough for me: click here
I can't listen to this song without pretending I'm this kid: click here

18 October 2010

Music Monday

I finally bit the bullet and bought a car this weekend, and I am now the proud owner of a Subaru Outback. Though commonly thought of as a lesbian car, I just like to think of myself as "outdoorsy with a hint of soccer mom." (Although I've never been one to turn down the opportunity for a good laugh, and consequently have been the one making most of the jokes.) Also, I feel like this car fits my "liberal hippie" persona that I so enjoy elaborating on whenever my father is within earshot. So without further ado, I present to you: Subee Songs

Track 10 (I had to)

11 October 2010

Music Monday

This car business has really started to take its toll on me. Why I can't find the perfect car in the perfect condition for the perfect price is beyond me. Anyway, I've been battling my moodiness with more calm and soothing tunes than I usually listen to. So without further ado, I present....Mellow Music.
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3

note to readers: I don't really believe in blogs as a forum to whine and complain. My ramblings are 10% accurate and 90% overly-dramatic. I'm fine.