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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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Words I Like

Every so often I come across a word I like. It could be the way it sounds, or the way it’s used, or how it looks. Whatever the reason is… it’s time for another list!!
 
 Avarice: n. Extreme greed for wealth or material gain.
Diatribe: n. A bitter, abusive denunciation.  A forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone, or something.
Dithyramb: n. a wild choral hymn. a passionate or inflated speech, poem, or other writing.
Hubris: n. Excessive pride or self-confidence. Excessive pride toward or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis.
Malaise: n. A complex of problems affecting a country, economy, etc. A general sense of unease or depression. A Vague feeling of bodily discomfort.
Manifesto: n. A public declaration of policy and aims; especially one issued before an election by a political party or candidate.
Nefarious: adj. Wicked or criminal.
Obstreperous: Noisy and difficult to control. Noisy in an unruly and aggressive way, usually in defiance of authority.
Ostensibly: adv. Apparently or purportedly, but perhaps not actually.
Threnody: n. A lament. From the Greek word threnoidia, ‘wailing song’.
 Totalitarian: adj. Relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.
Vituperative: adj. Bitter and abusive.
 
meh… there’s some sort of theme here isn’t there?
Hope you enjoy these words as much as I do.
-Hey Waitress!
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Fav Status Updates of 2011

you know I “like” lists! So here’s another one…

  • Eating the leftover batter off the bowl of cake mix is awesome.
  • Spent my morning staring at the paint samples I have taped to the kitchen walls… and the only choice I’ve made is that Caribbean Walk White is too green.
  • Shoulda asked for power tools for Christmas. =) or a Lowes gift card. Darn that 20/20 hindsight!
  • Wishes I was a bear…so I could maul someone, then go back to my den and nap.
  • Is still vibrating (thanks to JenBrown Dehart)… from sanding the cabinet doors, you pervs!!
  • Hoegarrden makes me go to my happy place.
  • I really like your wig. Can I pet it? –Doug (weeds)
  • Do I see sheets of plastic in your future? –Dexter
  • Is excited. And scared. And excited. PA… I’m going to be a Yankee again!
  • Loves the vampire Pomeranian from Blade:Trinity
  • A bad attitude is toxic and contagious. I’ll do my best to control mine. I suggest you do the same.
  • Tiiiiiiiiny bubbles in my wiiiiiiiine… ❤ wine and Habs/Broons!
  • Found 3 white hairs. Now’s the time to find a hair color I like.
  • “Do it harder my little LovePig!”
  • It’s 2am and I’m watching Blazing Saddles cuz my neighbor is heaving walking and playing crappy techno.
  • I don’t know what’s worse: 1) I’m watching a Glee marathon, 2) it’s on Oxygen network, or 3) I’m excited about the preview for Mr. Poppers Penguins that I just saw.
  • Poof.
  • Every action has an equal and opposite reaction… or something like that.
  • For fun, unicorns chase frogs.
  • My dog just mad a toddler fall down and cry.
  • Dear lady on the treadmill next to mine: your perfume is cloying and cheap, you need a better bra (or a shirt), and the slow jams blaring from your phone are crap. Thanks. Have a nice run.
  • I have such a mind numbing fear of the future that the only way I can function at all is with equal amounts of denial and drugs. -Theo (Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove)
  • Thinks I want to learn how to be a survivalist. Yu know, the kind with a bunker in the woods (with a wall or a moat), and a stockpile of canned goods and guns… oh yah, and my collection of shoes. And my books.
  • Shouldn’t have watched Outbreak the other night. Been looking at Hantavirus info all morning… adding rodent traps, bleach, HEPA filter masks, and safety goggles to my “Survivalist Compound Shopping List”
  • All that is gold does not glitter, not all who wander are lost.
  • Oh, but you can’t expect to wield executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you…
  • Is experiencing the joys of being unemployed.
  • Dear RedSox: I’d like to say I’m surprised, but I’m not. You choked again, as usual. Dear Yankees fans: Eff off.
  • Doesn’t think I’m a turn the other cheek kinda girl.
  • Just cut my finger open on a tub of Sour Patch Kids… yah, I’m  a fat kid.
  • Has to confess my love for seams stockings, wiggle dresses, fascinators, and pearls. :::SIGH:::
  • My browser shows my “most visited” sites when I open a new tab. They are: facebook, yahoo, modcloth, lastalive.com, goodreads, shoedazzle, and amazon. What does that say about me!?
  •  Rocky Horror is my favorite Halloween tradition.
  • Loves shoes. Seriously. I’m going to make a terrible survivalist.
  • Did you know the Occupy Movement was started by a group of CANADIAN activists?
  • He was a fierce hunter, but he was small and easily squished.
  • You give me premature ventricular contractions.
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle is always wearing FANTASTIC shoes.  And I have a crush on Greg Gutfeld. Just had to get that out of my system.
  • Thinks a lack of nicotine is making me an even bigger bitch than usual.
  • Woke up thinking about ThoughtCrime… wtf?
  • Rompers, footie pjs, and “onesies” should only be worn by children/ babies. Seriously.
  • 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.
  • Hates admitting I’m wrong. Especially when it makes my husband right.
  • “If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -Woodrow Wilson
  • America and the Republican party need a sex scandal like Lady GaGa needs more makeup… isn’t there something else y’all could be talking about?

more interesting Status facts:

  • I used lyrics over 35 times as my update. Mostly from Weezer, the Beatles, Nirvana, Floyd, and 70’s & 80’s punk.
  • I posted about a book atleast once a month.
  • I used the Following quotes atleast once a month:
    • I would like to thank the dogs… simply for being dogs, which is to say, tolerant and perseverant; willing to connect with a world that does not always return their affection; and for proving time and again, that life, while messy, difficult, and imperfect, has the capacity to exceed our expectations & feed our undying hope. – Jim Gorant
    • “When we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness – and call it love – true love.”- Robert Fulghum
    • EVERY SINNER HAS A FUTURE, and EVERY SAINT HAS A PAST.
    • For those that dispare that thier lives are without meaning and without purpose, for those that dwell in a loneliness so terrible that it has wethered thier hearts, for those who hate because the have no recognition of the destiny they share with all humanity, for those who squanderthier lives in self pity and in self destruction becaus…e they have lost the saving wisdom with which they where born, for all those and many more hope waits in the dreams of a dog, where the sacred nature of life may be clearly experienced without the all but blundering filter of human need, desire, greed, envy and endless fear.  Dean Koontz

Happy New Year.

-Hey Waitress!!

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