Friday, January 04, 2008

Misinterpreted Command, Said By My Aunt To Me: "You Open It Up, I'll Stick It In"

She was talking about opening the oven to put the cookies in, pervs.

I just heard the song D.A.N.C.E by Justice for the first time a couple days ago and love it. I don't know what's wrong with me this year, I've been getting into dance-y/electronic-y music like LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, and now Justice, though granted DANCE is the only song I've heard by them. But I love it. Is that so wrong? My sister may make fun of me but I can take that. I got my brother to like at least one Hot Chip song, so take that Kerianne. All together I think I've gotten some kick ass music this year. Besides the above mentioned there's the Shins, Peter, Bjorn and John, the Once soundtrack, Beirut, the National, Tokyo Police Club (who I finally started to like two months after I bought the record), Mark Ronson and the Shout Out Louds (which I just bought a couple days ago and LOVE). There were only a few "eh's" - mainly Rilo Kiley and the Good the Bad and the Queen, which I don't dislike by any means, it's just not my favorite. Overall 2007, you get two thumbs up for music.

It's official: my brother isn't the only flamer in the family anymore. Yesterday Keri got me my Christmas present - our long-awaited sister's tattoo we've only been talking about getting for 2 1/2 years. It's a black flame on the inside of our right foot next to the ankle and it looks majestic. Keri printed up a "Sweetheart Award" on the internet as her way of telling me what her present was (don't ask me) and after I give her a hug, yay yay I'm excited! she goes "we can't rub our tattoos together though." She has a foot phobia equivalent to my touching-of-the-face phobia so she didn't want to me "force" her to rub our feet together. What is the FUCK even made you think I would want to do that? That thought hadn't, and would not have, entered my mind, but now it is my life goal to get us to "rub our tattoos" together. Sorry girl - you shouldn't have given me the idea. Flamers for life!

Besides that, Christmas was pretty low-key. For the first time ever part of my mom's family (aunt, uncle and cousin) from Arizona came in for it. I got a sweet Houndstooth pattern coat that Keri IS NOT JEALOUS OF AT ALL, an iTunes gift card from my bro, three bras, a hotel room to stay in when we go to Vegas (although I really didn't think they'd make us sleep on the streets) and some other little stuff. We just ate and stayed in our pajamas all day until me, my cousin Hallie and my best friend Megan went to the bar later to meet up with friends. Some things never change. Also: the present I gave Keri made her cry. I win!

The highlight on my New Years Eve: my friend Kelly getting hit by a cork coming off a champagne bottle in the back of the head at the bar. I'm still laughing about it. I didn't kiss anybody at midnight but did kiss the gay-esque guy who gave us a ride home later. Thank you, guys who's name I can't remember for the life of me now. I've got some resolutions I intend to keep, namely lose weight to look good for Vegas (50 pounds or bust!), get a new job and start writing shit down so I don't forget to do some many little things all the time. I even have a little notebook to keep in my purse now so this last one MIGHT actually happen. The losing weight hopefully too; it's back to Weight Watchers next week. I'm gonna stop dieting and START LIVING BITCHES.

Book report: Loved loved LOVED Black Dogs by Ian McEwan and Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Claire Morrall. Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro was brilliant (I feel like an impostor saying that word because I'm American but I'm doing it anyways - screw you England) too; Ms. Mac's recommendations never leads me astray. I just finished another Margaret Atwood book, The Robber Bride and while it was good, it took me awhile to get into; I might have to take an Atwood break for the time being. I just started Lullaby by Chuck Palaniuck or however you spell his name and just by the synopsis on the back, I think I'm going to like it. I have been a reading MACHINE lately.

If anyone can find Andy Dick's MTV show "The Assistant" from about four or so years ago on DVD I will give you a million dollars. Watching clips of it on YouTube just doesn't cut it.

So we finished with a shitty ass 7-9 record. At least we beat the Packers TWICE BITCHES. I'll take that as a consolation prize any day.