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Running Music!

Up until recently I’ve used Pandora every time I workout or run. And it got SUPER annoying. Mostly the commercials. I haaaaaaaate commercials! Which is also why I DVR everything I want to watch on TV (but that’s a-whole-nother story). At any rate… besides the excessive commercials, it also stops and asks if “I’m still listening”. the music cutting off in the middle of a run is also SUPER annoying. Then I have to stop, pause my watch, take my armband off, turn the music back on, put the arm band back on, unpause my watch, THEN get back into my “groove”. NOT COOL.
Um, that turned into more of a rant than I intended. The whole point of this post was to share my new running playlist! I upgraded my phone, and used it as an excuse to finally download iTunes, and start working on my music library again!
I’ve got an eclectic mix of running tunes. I like to mix it up a bit. I tried to leave off music I hear a lot on the radio (or Sirius, or Pandora). Some of these came from a “top 100 running songs” search I did on Yahoo!, I’ll post some of the lists at the end.
The total playlist is 45 songs and about 3 hours long. ENJOY.
  1. Hands- The Ting Tings
  2. Bubbles- Biffy Clyro (I love this guy’s voice, but not his name.)
  3. Like a G6- Far East Movement
  4. I bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor- Arctic Monkeys
  5. Should I Stay or Should I Go- The Clash
  6. Kickstart My Heart- Motley Crue
  7. I Believe in a Thing Called Love- The Darkness
  8. Breathe, Stretch, Shake- Mase
  9. Lose yourself- Eminem
  10. Hey Ya!- Outkast
  11. Sex Type Thing- Stone Temple Pilots
  12. Wolf Like Me- TV On the Radio
  13. Closer- Nine Inch Nails
  14. The State of Massachusetts- Dropkick Murphys (I’d probably have a doz more DKM songs, but I didn’t want to crowd my playlist with a ton of stuff from the same band)
  15. Never Miss a Beat- Kaiser Chiefs
  16. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
  17. We Didn’t Start the Fire- Billy Joel
  18. Dog Days Are Over- Florence + the Machine
  19. London Calling- The Clash
  20. Daft Punk Is Playing At My House- LCD Soundsystem
  21. Chelsea Dagger- The Fratellis
  22. We Got the Beat- The Go-Go’s
  23. Epic- Faith No More
  24. Atlas- Battles
  25. Immigrant Song- Led Zeppelin
  26. Head Like a Hole- Nine Inch Nails
  27. Rebel Yell- Billy Idol
  28. Crazy Bitch- Buckcherry
  29. Baba O’Riley- The Who
  30. Come Out and Play- The Offspring
  31. Kashmir- Led Zepplin
  32. Sabotage- Beastie Boys (again… I’d fill my playlist with these guys. But only the old school stuff)
  33. Double Vision- 3oh!3 (again… full playlist)
  34. The Distance- Cake
  35. I Just Wanna Run- The Downtown Fction
  36. Tik Tok- Ke$ha
  37. Keep Your Head- The Ting Tings
  38. Higher Ground- Red Hot Chili Peppers
  39. Lasso- Phoenix
  40. Banditos- The Refreshments
  41. Toxic- Britney Spears
  42. My Body- Young the Giant
  43. Joker & the Thief- Wolfmother
  44. Another One Bites the Dust- Queen
  45. Uprising- Muse
Not too shabby right? There are a few songs that I’m kind of embarrassed to admit are on there (Tik Tok, and Toxic), but I just couldn’t help myself. There are also a few band/ groups/ artists that I’ll def be adding more songs from (Beasties, 3oh!3).
Happy Workouts & Happy Running!
-Hey Waitress!!
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Book Quotes

I feel like I’ve been away from the blog for too long. Sadly, its due to a lack of interesting things to say. I (re)started writing because, generally, I find myself pretty amusing. Not so much lately. It’s kind of depressing me to be honest. I’ve got 5 or 6 good drafts going, but I can’t seem to want to finish them. It’s kind of tragic. So, in an effort to motivate myself to start writing (about things other than my weekly baking adventures), I’m posting my favorite highlights from my Kindle. Some may be funny, some may be sad, but in general every quote “says” something to me. Thats the great thing about books… they can speak right to your soul. I also put in the Kindle location.

“The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world , the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. A man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground… He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains… he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens. -Sen G. Vest, 1870” from Watchers, Dean Koontz. Loc 8604-14

“Tis not the concern of a day, a year, or an age; prosperity are virtually involved in the contest, and will be more or less affected, even to the end of time, by the proceedings now. Now is the seed-time of continental union, faith, and honor.”  from Common Sense, Thomas Paine. Loc 258-60

“In serving dumb creatures, you are ennobling the human race.” from Beautiful Joe, Marshall Saunders. Loc2650-51

“‘Your man Jesus seems to me a bit of a son of a bitch when it comes to women, was he ever married?’… ‘No, but his girlfriend was a whore.'” from The Dark Tower V, Stephen King. Loc 9126-29

“Vas’y plus fort, mon petite cochon d’amour!”… “Do it harder, my little love pig!” from Bloodsucking Fiends, Christopher Moore. Loc 481-82

“Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” from The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One, Patrick Rothfuss. Loc 12535-36

“We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.” from The Wise Man’s Fear: Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two, Patrick Rothfuss. Loc 1162-65

“It’s the questions we can’t answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he’ll look for his own answers.” from The Wise Man’s Fear: Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two, Patrick Rothfuss. Loc 11209-10

“It’s my New England sarcasm coming out in full force. Folks that don’t come from that region have a difficult time truly understanding what is being said to them. Many will find it an abrasive form of communication. It is, without a doubt, an acquired mode of information dissemination.” from Zombie Fallout, Mark Tufo. Loc 3596-98

“In their selfishness & greed, they see free people as their oppressors. They wish to have a leader who will cut the taller plants so the sun will reach them. They think no plant should be allowed to grow taller than the shortest, and in that way give light to all. They would rather be provided a guiding light, regardless of the fuel, than light a candle themselves.” from Wizard’s First Rule, Terry Goodkind. Loc 3177-79

“Lazy people don’t think for themselves; they only think about themselves.” from Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth #3), Terry Goodkind. Loc 1493-94

“Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie.” from Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth #5), Terry Goodkind. Loc 5429

“Like  hounds at a feast, people gather ’round the table of tyranny, eager for the tasty scraps tossed on the floor. Not everyone will wag their tails for a tyrant, but most will, if he first makes them salivate with hate  and gives license to their covetous impulses by making them feel it is only their due. Many would rather take than earn. Tyrants make the envious comfortable with their greed.” from Soul of the Fire, Terry Goodkind. Loc 6233-36

“To truly love someone, you must revel in their existence because they make life all the more wonderful.” from The Pillars of Creation, Terry Goodkind. Loc 10404-5

“Mercy grants value to the life of a killer, while, at the same time, it strips away the value of the life of the innocent victim.” from Naked Empire, Terry Goodkind. Loc 7263-64

“All that could be hoped for was for each generation to be raised to be sensible enough to learn from the past, not to lose sight of the things that mattered, and to understand why they mattered.” from Confessor, Terry Goodkind. Loc 3663-64

“The wind is filled with music. New breezes chase the night. Away we run beneath the sun, whirling, feather light.” from The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West, Mary Stanton. Loc 2043-45

“My vengeance shall be slow and involve paper cuts, many papercuts.” from Shatter (Children of Man #1),  Elizabeth C. Mock. Loc 3970

“An errand is getting  tank of gas or picking up a carton of milk or something. It is not getting chased by flying purple pyromaniac gorillas hurling incendiary poo.” from Blood Rites (Dresden Files #6), Jim Butcher. Loc 157-58

“I’ve noticed that people get the most irrational whenever family was around- while simultaneously losing their ability to distinguish reason from insanity. I call it familial dementia.” from Blood Rites, Jim Butcher. Loc 1705-7

“When you do something stupid and die, it’s pathetic. when you doe something stupid and survive it, then you get to call it impressive or heroic.” from Dead Beat (Dresden Files), Jim Butcher. Loc 7698-99

“Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don’t feel it.” from White Night (Dresden Files), Jim Butcher. Loc 4599-4600

“Faith is about what you do. It’s about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It’s about making sacrifices for the good of others- even when there’s not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are.” from Changes (Dresden Files), Jim Butcher. Loc 3467-68

“It was never too late to learn something. The past is unalterable in any event. The future is the only thing we can change. Learning the lessons of the past is the only way to shape the present and the future.” from Ghost Story, Jim Butcher. Loc 4066-67

“There was a time when men believed that ‘the good’ was a concept to be defined by a code of moral values and that no man had the right to seek his good through the violation of the rights of another.” from Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand. Loc 11127-28

“To live, man must hold three things as the supreme and ruling values of his life: Reason- Purpose- Self Esteem. Reason, as his only tool of knowledge. Purpose, as his choice of the happiness which that tool must proceed to achieve. Self-Esteem, as his inviolate certainty that his mind is competent to think and his person is worthy of happiness, which means: is worthy of living.” from Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand. Loc 23342-44

“Words can be like X-rays, if you use them properly– they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” from Brave New World, Aldous Huxley. Loc 911-12

“…We can’t live our lives by ‘what if’ and ‘if only’. We can only do the best we can to the best of our ability based on what we know. That’s why the truth is so important.” from The First Confessor, Terry Goodkind. Loc 3859-60

“But she was too big to be a thief, too honest to be an assassin, too intelligent to be a wife, and too proud to enter the only other female profession generally available.” from The Light Fantastic, Terry Pratchett. Loc 2247-48

“The truth isn’t easily pinned to a page. In the bathtub of history the truth is harder to hold than the soap, and much more difficult to find…” from Sourcery, Terry Pratchett. Loc 2765-66

“Genuine anger was one of the worlds great creative forces. But you had to learn how to control it. That didn’t mean you let it trickle away. It ment you dammed it, carefully, let it develop a working head, let it drown whole valleys of the mind and then, just when the whole structure was about to collapse, opened a tiny pipeline at the base and let the iron-hard stream of wrath power the turbines of revenge.” from Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett. Loc 4150-53

“When you don’t know what to do, do what’s right and do what’s  in front of you. But not necessarily what’s right in front of you.” from The Black Prism (Lightbringer), Brent Weeks. Loc 1765-66

“Put on some armor. Just remember what’s armor and what’s you, so when it’s time to take it off, you can.” from The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer), Brent Weeks. Loc 2609-10

“Idealists mature badly. If they can’t outgrow their idealism, they become hypocrites or blind.” from The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer), Brent Weeks. Loc 9182


The End.

-Hey Waitress!!

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2012 Summah Muzak!!

First off… my humblest apologies for not posting anything besides baked goods for the past month or so. Unless that’s all you really want, then you’re welcome. I’ve been super distracted by the wonderful sunshine and the pool. Basically, I’ve spent as much time laying out poolside as possible! Oh, and I’ve started “training” for a 5k. HA! I hate it, I mean, dislike it very much. I’m forever chasing the Runner’s High, and never find it. Not to mention I’m still not 100% in the health department. But I’ve convinced myself that I want to run a half marathon by the time I turn 30! EEEK! So, I figured I’d start “easy”. 😉 I’m on week 5 of the CouchTo5K program, and it’s been pretty good. Google it! Oh and the other distraction… THE OLYMPICS have been on  for a little over a week… GO USA!!
But back to the point… While I’ve been running, and laying out poolside I’ve had plenty of time for some tunes. Check out my Fav Summah Muzak, in no particular order.
  1. Laid- James
  2. Walk- Pantera
  3. HarderBetter- DeadMau5
  4. Teanage Bottle Rocket… that’s a band, not a song. I know, cheating.
  5. Bully- Shinedown
  6. Girls Girls Girls- Motley Crue
  7. Irresistible Forces- Janes Addiction
  8. Blaze of Glory- Bon Jovi
  9. Come Together- Aerosmith
  10. City Lights- Strung Out
  11. Old Man- Redlight Kings
  12. My Body- Young the Giant
  13. Gasoline- Seether
  14. Monkey Wrench- Foo Fighters
  15. Touch It- Monifa (90’s rap flashback anyone?)
  16. We Are Young- fun. (altho… I am sick of it by now)
  17. Bottom of a Bottle- Smile Empty Soul
  18. Lepers, Theives, Whores- Swinging Utters
  19. How Bizarre- OMC
  20. Story of My Life- Social Distortion
  21. Rock N Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution- AC/DC
  22. Like a Rolling Stone- Bob Dylan
  23. Voodoo- Godsmack
  24. Bullet w/ Butterfly Wings- Smashing Pumpkins
  25. When You Where Young- the Killers
  26. Quarter to Three- Gary “U.S.” Bonds
  27. Sex Type Thing- Stone Temple Pilots
  28. Magic of Youth- Might Mighty Bosstones
  29. All or Nothing- Pennywise
  30. Someday- Sugar Ray
  31. America- Deuce
  32. Hit Me Like a Man- the Pretty Reckless
  33. Selling the Drama- Live
  34. Far Away- MxPx
  35. Good Things- The Menzingers
  36. Revolution- Terrible Things
  37. Get Ready 4 This- 2unlimited
  38. Freak Like Me- Halestorm
  39. Rock Candy- Montrose
  40. Voices- Mat Skiba
  41. Yesterday- Street Dogs
  42. Into the Groove- Madonna
  43. Seven Minutes in Heaven- FallOutBoy
  44. Renegade- Styx
  45. Breed- Nirvana
  46. Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown- Social Distortion
  47. Hell on Heels- Pistol Annies
  48. Love Like Crazy- Lee Brice
  49. Heart Attack- Low Vs. Diamond
  50. Good Intentions- Toad the Wet Sprocket
  51. Plowed- Sponge
  52. Sick, Sick, Sick- Bayside
  53. Your Girlfriend Sucks- Reel Big Fish
  54. 45- Gaslight Anthem
  55. Oh Love- Greenday
  56. Get It Daddy- Sleeper Agent
  57. Mountain Sound- Of Monsters & Men
  58. The Fortunate- Cartel
  59. American Scream- Alkaline Trio
  60. Let’s Go- Travis Barker & Busta Rymes
Take a listen, and enjoy the rest of the Summah!
-Hey Waitress!!
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Songs From an Old IPod

My husband and I are taking a trip to Texas next month, and it involves 4 airports and 3 airplanes. This much air travel REQUIRES music. Especially because I can’t stand airplane sounds (coughing, kids, other people’s conversations), small spaces, large crowds, heights… I’m a terrible air traveller, but that’s a post for a different time.

Back to the point… Music. I need music to travel.  Because I don’t want to KILL KILL KILL my phone’s battery, I dug through all our boxes of crap, and found my old Ipod. I haven’t used it since 2009(ish). I’m not sure why. It probably had something to do with being too cheap to buy new music, the fact we subscribe to Sirus/XM, or the invention of Pandora…

What I’m getting at here is that I installed ITunes, hooked up my 2nd generation Nano, and was THRILLED by all the awesome music I haven’t heard in a long time. In celebration of the great music I like I figured I’d share a random sampling of Songs From an Old IPod…

  1. I’d Sure Hate To Break Down Here- Trace Adkins
  2. Renegades Of Funk- RATM
  3. 99 Red Balloons- Reel Big Fish
  4. (sic)- Slipknot
  5. Ch-Check It Out- Beastie Boys
  6. Four Dead Cheerleaders- Dropkick Murphy’s
  7. Kiss My Irish Ass- Flogging Molly
  8. Little Respect- Wheatus
  9. Wrong Way- Sublime
  10. Girls Girls Girls- Motley Crue
  11. Too Close- Next
  12. You’ll Think of Me- Keith Urban
  13. Here It Goes Again- OK Go
  14. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker- Rancid
  15. Click Click Boom- Saliva
  16. Mrs. Robinson- Simon & GArfunkel
  17. You Don’t Mean Anything- Simple Plan
  18. Don’t be Cruel- Bobby Brown
  19. Maneater- Hall & Oates
  20. Spiderwebs- No Doubt
  21. Lady Picture Show- STP
  22. LAst Dance With Maryjane- Tom Petty
  23. Stuck in the Middle With You- Steve Miller Band
  24. I Wanna Be Sedated- The Ramones
  25. After Hours- We Are Scientists
  26. Harlem Shuffle- The Rolling Stones
  27. Electricity- 311
  28. Whiskey Girl- Toby Keith
  29. Cowboy Coffee- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  30. Down With The Sickness- Disturbed
  31. Wonderwall- Oasis
  32. Cute Without The E- Taking Back Sunday
  33. Metal Militia- Metallica
  34. Youth Of The Nation- POD
  35. Homewrecker- Grethchen Wilson
  36. Coming To Your City- Big & Rich
  37. Clothes Off- Gym Class Heroes
  38. Blister In The Sun- Violent Femmes
  39. Heart Attack- Low Vs. Diamond
  40. Way Away- Yellowcard
  41. Open Arms- Journey
  42. Rape Me- Nirvana
  43. You Don’t Know Me- Ben Folds (fet Regina Spektor)
  44. Blind- Korn
  45. Black- Pearl Jam
  46. It’s My Life- Bon Jovi
  47. The Day I Die- Benjy Davis Project
  48. If I Had A Million Dollars- BNL
  49. Fuck Me Pumps- Amy Winehouse
  50. Louisiana Saturday Night- Alabama
  51. Sweet Tea- Cravin Melon
  52. Tainted Love- The Cure
  53. Beautiful Oblivion- Eve 6
  54. Handlebars- Flobots
  55. Silver and Cold- AFI
  56. Hey Bartender- hed pe
  57. Where The Blacktop Ends- Kenny Chesney
  58. If You Steal My Sunshine- Len
  59. Hella Good- No Doubt
  60. Sex Type Thing- STP
  61. Beat It- Michael Jackson
  62. PunkBitch- 3oh!3
  63. Morning Glory- Oasis
  64. One- Korn
  65. Just A Girl- No Doubt
  66. Watermelon Crawl- Trace Adkins
  67. Never Alone- Dropkick Murphy’s
  68. Come As You Are- Nirvana
  69. I Like To Cuss- Rehab
  70. Welcome to Paradise- Greenday
  71. Do It For Me Now- Angles & Airwaves
  72. Empty Apartment- Yellowcard
  73. Black Friday Rule- Flogging Molly
  74. Vietnam War Song- CCR
  75. Short Skirt, Long Jacket- Cake
  76. Won’t Back Down- Tom Petty
  77. The Dope Show- Marilyn Manson
  78. Baby You Save Me- Kenny Chesney
  79. Nookie- Lomp Bizkit
  80. Head Like A Hole- NIN
  81. Why Don’t You GetiA Job- The Offspring
  82. Wait and Bleed- Slipknot
  83. Starstrukk- 3oh!3
  84. By The Way- RHCP
  85. Plush- STP
  86. Heaven Is A Halfpipe- OPM
  87. The chemicals Between Us- Bush
  88. Yellow Ledbetter- Pearl Jam
  89. About An Hour Ago- O.A.R.
  90. MakeDamnSure- Taking Back Sunday
  91. I Woke Up In A Car- Something Corporate
  92. Summertime- Lost Boyz
  93. Drop The Bombshell- Powerman 5000
  94. Brackish- Kittie
  95. Beast of Burden- The Rolling Stones
  96. Hemorrhage- Fuel
  97. Chairlift- Bruises
  98. Sandpaper & Silk- Hawthorn Heights
  99. Sex Is Violent- Janes Addiction
  100. Love Me Dead- Ludo
  101. Hey Girl- O.A.R.

. <3,

-Hey Waitress!!

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