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4.30.2009

I can now blog from my phone. As long as its 160 characters or less. So its kind of like Twitter. But with more characters.
This is what 160 looks like.....

Weird Dreams

I haven't been sleeping very well lately. I'm not 100% sure why, and to be honest, I don't really care. All I want is to be able to lay down, actually fall asleep, and stay that way. Last night was pretty rough, probably the worst I've had.

I wasn't able to actually get into bed until around 1am thanks to work. And when I did finally crawl under the covers, I couldn't fall asleep. When I was finally able to do that, I woke up every thirty minutes. Not joking. And within those thirty minutes, I was having dreams. Not the same dream. Different dreams. All with different ex-boyfriends. Weird huh? I'm not going to even attempt to analyze that.

I had a weird dream yesterday as well, but I can't remember what it was about. Have you ever woken up, remembered a dream as vividly as it was still happening, but the longer you think about the dream, the less you remember? What kind of crap is that? I mean, it came from your mind, did it not? So why can't your mind retain that information long enough to blog about it so the whole world can laugh at you? I'm thinking it has something to do with the swine flu.

4.26.2009

Because when I think Holst, I think Peanut Butter cups.

So there's this commercial that always catches my eye, which is kind of spectacular on its own because I don't watch commercials, that's what I pay extra for a DVR for thank you very much.  Anyway, it's a Reese's Peanut Butter cup commercial, and even if I'm not watching the TV, as soon as I hear the music, I always stop what I'm doing to turn around and watch it.  And not because its exciting.  Because it is absolutely not.  Without the music, its probably the most boring commercial in the history of man.  But the music.  It's Gustav Holst's The Planets, specifically Jupiter.  And I love it.  All the movements, not just Jupiter, but especially Jupiter because the sheet music sat in my high school band folder for I'm pretty sure all four years of high school.  I'm really not sure why, we never actually played it for anything, but there it was.  Probably because its a hard piece, and to play it half ass would not be doing anybody any favors.  You just can't dumb it down the way you can a lot of the John Williams stuff (no offense to John Williams, he's an idol of mine as well) and have it be as fantastic as it is in full form.


Anyway, the point of the story is I love the commercial because of the music.  I don't even like RPBC.  But I would totally buy them now because they remind me of some of the incredible music I'm missing out on by not living my dream.  But in a good way.  I need that kind of reminder so I don't get lost.  

Here's the commercial.   

And here?  Well there you won't be doing yourself any favors if you don't listen.  If you've never listened to this song, you've lived half your life for nothing.  And you can't be my friend anymore.  So save our friendship and listen.  I won't make you listen to all of them.  Just Jupiter.  But if you like it, then go out and listen to the entire suite.  It's totally worth it.  And make sure you crank up the volume.

And yes, I totally did just go all band geek on you and put my horn together for some practice.

4.14.2009

My Heart Hurts

http://tinyurl.com/campa6

There really are no words.

Tonight I'm going to hold the Monkey a lot tighter though.