23 March 2012

Some Thoughts and Some Music (Even Though It's Friday)

I was struck by a plume of illumination on my way home from school yesterday. I remember telling myself, "Ashley, that is brilliant. Fabulous, actually. You should write that down as soon as you get home and think more on it." Unfortunitely by the time I got home ten minutes later I'd forgotten what it was that was so brilliant and only remembered thinking it was awesome. And I still can't remember what it was.

I mean, really, what if that had happened to Newton . . . or Einstein? What if my thought was on an equal caliber with that (since I don't know what it was, I'm allowed to tell myself that it was pure genius) and now it's just--poof--gone?

I'm sorry, world.

The weather here lately has been mostly overcast but just warm enough to be fabulous and not cold. I'm very simplistic about my weather preferences. If I can rationally sleep with the windows open, it's good weather and I am happy. If I can't, then it's bad weather and I am sad.

Dad, have you seen this?

Wow, huh? Wow.

On to music.

Pandora is usually my friend, but not so much today. Because this was the first song it decided I wanted to hear today:

Gun N' Roses - 'Don't Cry'

Which is a very nice song and all, but really . . . not today. Today is not a Guns N' Roses day.

So I left Pandora alone and reverted back to searching for songs by name on YouTube. Because when you choose what to listen to, you can choose to avoid sad things.

Regina Spektor - 'Laughing With'

Thirty Seconds to Mars - 'Hurricane'

Part of me listens to these guys because so many of the NWO people are all, like, "They're in the Illuminati!" That makes me laugh.

Thirty Seconds to Mars - 'Vox Populi'

All I gotta say is if the Illuminati has half the props some people give it, has done half of what they say it has . . . hell, I might just want in. (Get it? Oh, I'm funny. I know.)

But you know, if the modern Illuminati is real--they wouldn't be that freakin' obvious, people. They're called secret societies because they're secret. So stop being so worried about what you can see, and start being worried about what you can't.

Needless to say, 30 Seconds to Mars is kind of really playing it up, because it's good for sales.

Gotye - 'Somebody That I Used to Know


Now that I listen to the words again, this is actually quite sad too. But it's so, so catchy. That bouncy little beat makes me very happy, and I'm kind of dancing in my chair here. I don't dance in chairs when I'm sad.

The end.

Love always,

P.S. - Oh my very goodness, have you seen this? They're all using the same guitar. How do people think of these things? It looks kind of squishy. Very cozy.

Walk off the Earth - 'Somebody That I Used to Know' (cover)

14 March 2012

Music Wednesday!

For once, I've got no new crazy stories. That's okay.

I've two songs from the band AWOLNATION. Apparently their first album came out a year ago, but I'm just barely discovering them. They get a little obnoxious at times. However, I'm really very fond of these two songs:

AWOLNATION - 'Not Your Fault'


This song . . . it's just freakishly amazing. So awesome. I could make this my anthem, sometimes.

This is how an angel dies
Blame it on my own sick pride
Blame it on my ADD, baby.

Taylor Swift - 'Innocent'

Not to sound hipster . . . but I was a Taylor Swift fan way back in 2006 when she released her first song. Just sayin'.

Green Day - 'Are We the Waiting'

Michael Jackson - 'Billie Jean'

This one's mainly just here to be random. Cool, huh?

Love always,

12 March 2012

We Have to Save the Time. It Needs Us.

Yesterday was Daylight Savings. Spring forward. Lose an hour, get it back in the fall. It's like magic. I don't understand why we don't all just do away with it, but whatever.

I was very soundly beaten in a game of Trivial Pursuit last night. It kind of makes me happy to know that I don't have my brain clogged up with random knowledge about who coached what World Series-winning team, or who the first sitcom actor to appear on a Kellogg's box was. Hurray for me, for keeping all my knowledge non-trivial (or something like that).

Between not having to go to class, and the weather being all warm and sunshiny, I am as happy as a clam. I don't know why the clam is happy, but it is. And so am I.

This is a super-amazing blog post: On being an object, and then not being an object
I just want to stand up and shout "Second!" but I know the people here in the library would look at me funny.

Seriously, I think we should use parlimentary procedure ALL THE TIME. But that's neither here nor there.

The end.

Love always,

01 March 2012

I Shouldn't Have Done This . . .

. . . and you shouldn't do it either.


This is the website to the Salt Lake Tribune's Political Cornflakes blog, where they amalgamate and distribute--you guessed it--political news. They have this thing where you can sign up to get an email every morning filled with lovely, lovely things.

Of course I did. Can you see me passing that up? Not likely.

It's fabulous, of course. I'm super-informed. 'Tis awesome.

Information makes me jumpy, and even less able to focus than usual. Having more things to think about makes me think more, and before I can stop it my brain is careening wildly all over the place.

It seems I can either be informed, or I can be good at this doing-my-homework thing. I cannot swing both.

Somehow I am surviving without my grades falling. It's some kind of miracle, I think. Maybe. Something like that.

Blast. Another thing to think about. Getting through Midterms is going to require divine intervention.

Love always,