Guess I grew up too fast and I forgot my name...
These crocodile tears are what I cry...

More sweet than bitter...

Some snippets here for ya!

Huckachuck
Did anyone else watch the coverage of the winners' and concession speeches for the Iowa Caucuses on the news last night? Am I the only one who was left completely flabbergasted by seeing Mike Huckabee giving his "I love Iowa" speech with Chuck Norris standing over his right shoulder?

Ummm...

Bhtm Monster'd
One of my favorite bands when I was going through college was a Colorado band named Big Head Todd and the Monsters. I was a big fan. Just some very smooth and rather melodic indie rock in an era when everything was still very grunge based. I could listen for hours to tracks like "Bittersweet" and "Broken Hearted Savior."

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Ticketmaster that they're coming to town at the end of March. I think I have to go and I want to take Katie with me. Anyone else? Scott? Becca? If you want to hear what they sound like, click through to the songs I linked above and hear the samples. Otherwise, go to their Web site. It turns out their new album, All the Love You Need, is available for download absolutely free. The band believes that their popularity and, thus, their money comes from performing live. The best way to get people to your shows is to familiarize them with your music by getting your studio recordings out to as many people as possible. What better way to do that than to give it away? After all, who doesn't like free music? So, if you haven't heard them before, check out BHTM FOR FREE! (note: the All the Love link is the free one; the individual song links are to iTunes and are not free -- just a head's up).

Legos
A couple nights ago, I saw a commercial on TV for a new Lego theme... INDIANA JONES!!! I was so excited and I was going to blog about it immediately, but it wasn't quite going to fit in with what I blogged yesterday. So I held off a day. And, of course, Dave beats me to it. Not only beats me to it, but writes something much better than I could ever hope to. Sometimes, I hate/envy him. *sniffle*

As cool as they are, I think the only set I really want is the Motorcycle Chase one because then I get figures for Indy and his dad (Sean Connery) as well as a couple of really bitchin' motorcycles (these are certainly not the same ol' Lego two wheelers that we had as kids).

Speaking of cool Legos, check out the custom sets at Gizmodo. I particularly love Iron Man, the iPhone, the iPod dock, the candy catapult, and the medieval pinball machine. Too awesome!

Got a meme for you in the extended post...

This meme came from Sue in an e-mail. It's called Four Things and you simply need to list four things about yourself that others may or may not have known, in no particular order. I think I've done a similar meme in the past, but it's still fun and there are a few new categories in here.

Four jobs I have had in my life:

  • Web designer
  • Hall Director
  • Resident Assistant
  • Barista

Four movies I would watch over and over:

  • Fletch
  • Real Genius
  • Tombstone
  • Chasing Amy

Four places I have lived:

  • Several cities in Illinois
  • Bristol, Connecticut
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • Rochester, New York

Four TV shows that I watch:

  • The Office
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Psych
  • My Boys

Four places I have been:

  • Mexico (a couple cities)
  • Hawaii (a few islands)
  • Grand Cayman
  • Belize

Some people who e-mail me:

  • Sizzle
  • My friend Allison
  • My BiL Scott
  • People I work with (duh)

Four of my favorite foods:

  • Anything Katie cooks
  • Kung Pao Chicken
  • Pizza
  • Chipotle burritos

Four places I would rather be right now:

  • In bed
  • In bed
  • In bed
  • In bed

Four friends I think will respond:

  • Um, I'm not expecting anybody to respond

Four things I am looking forward to NEXT year:

  • Losing weight
  • Paying off our home repairs
  • Shopping for a new vehicle
  • Buying a new computer for work-like stuff

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Kyra

What kind of vehicle are you going to buy?

And Barista? Is that a coffee bartender thing? (I googled it, cause it sounded impressive.) ;)

sue

Wouldn't we ALL rather be in bed?

When you say NEXT year, are you talkin' 2009? Hmmm....

Nat

Too funny all this to-do about Indianna (it's the name of a dog.) My son came up all excited about a week before Christmas. "Mom!!! They have Indiana Jones lego!!! Can I have it?" What you and Dave need is a seven year old who is addicted to cartoons. ;)

(Or you know maybe I should keep a section of my blog. Toys The Boy is excited about.)

sizzle

thanks for the link, brother! i'm a fan of BHTM. awesome! if i lived in chicago, i'd be going with you to the show. ;)

i do email you, don't i? i'm good like that. heh.

Nilsa S.

I was an RA, too. Had a bunch of Carolina athletes on my floor. Oh the joys of dealing with misbehaving Division I athletes. Those were the days...

Dustin

I know, Chuck totally let me down with the whole Huckabee endorsement thing. Looks like the internet will have to turn to another over the hill action start to idolize. Segal?

kapgar

Kyra, probably a Ford Escape or Nissan Rogue. I really like them both although I have not yet had the opportunity to drive a Rogue. We rented an Escape in LA a couple years back and loved it. As for Barista, it is the official name of Starbucks' coffee pimps. I was one.

sue, good point. That should've been reworded for this year. Whoops.

Nat, you'll never take the kid out of Dave and me!

sizzle, now's the time to visit! Yeah, we e-mail. It's fun.

Nilsa, being an RA was fun. Hall Director? Not so much. Sure you loved being with all the athletes, though. ;-)

Dustin, oh dear God, not Segal! Gah! I say we just revive Bruce Lee through use of CGI like we did in ads with John Wayne a few years back.

Lisa

I'm totally going out to get me a set of those Legos! :)

Dave2

I want all of the Indy Lego. ALL OF THEM!!

Dagny

I am so with you on the Chipotle burritos. Although I did have an outstanding one from a local taqueria today -- after I almost screamed at one of the guys, "I'm starving. Nothing nearby is open because of the power outage. There is food available in the Mission because they still have power. I would go but I have to man the phones. Go now!" Of course, this could have possibly have been the result of no caffeine since the power went out five minutes after I arrived at work. Sorry but five hours of no power can do ugly things to a person.

Michelle

Big Head Todd ... those guys were all OVER the radio in my formative years. I'm from Boulder ... that where you went to school Kev?

kapgar

Lisa, you, me, and Dave can all play together!

Dave, I hope you get them all, too. Did you order them from the site?

Dagny, sometimes the dives have the best stuff.

Michelle, sadly, no. DeKalb, IL. Dunno how they got so big out there, but they did.

Bec

My Mum saw the Lego Indy's over my shoulder at Dave's and said in a strange voice... Mother's Day is early this year... Is that a hint? Hang on, is my mother a Lego geek?

kapgar

Your mom rocks!

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