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Snippets

Filed under Cars,Music,School by at 9:33 pm on Jun 08 2009

I finally just pledged some cash to WTMD, our local actually good radio station. For a long time I thought “why even try when I can get exactly what I want, when I want it, now? Why bother when the radio can play ten things I don’t like first? But this past week they have been making me regret my ambivalence by playing the top 897 artists voted in by listeners. People, it is chaos. Cats and dogs. Hues and cries. However! I am actually tuning in because it’s such an adventure! Where did my votes land? What crazy incompetent buffoons made the list? Did I realize that I don’t hate Morphine (number 426) nearly as much as I thought? It’s just rad. (I also installed the iPhone app! Yay!)

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A “Missed Connection” moment might have happened for me today. Somewhere a dude might be writing:

You: Tattooed lady driving a Mazda. Me: Bald hottie also driving a Mazda. We were in traffic hell on rt 29 North, when our eyes met and you smiled at me and I smiled at you and it was a little slice of heaven…

What I was thinking as we shared that smile:

Dude, nice truck. A B3000? This guy clearly marches to a different drummer. Although, the B3000 is just a Ford Ranger. And Ford Rangers of that era had a sad tendency to spontaneously combust… But still, I like remembering a time when trucks could have a wheel base of under 110 inches. Hey, that guy just smiled at me!

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Today google reader made me look like a giant nerd in class. See, I’d been searching on Microbiology terms, so Reader suggested I subscribe to Small Things Considered, which I promptly did. I then read about Blood Falls. So then in class when we were learning about the great benefits of ice floating, I totally raised my hand totally Horschach style and did I explain Blood Falls? Yes, I did. And now everyone is going to beat me up on the playground.

10 Responses to “Snippets”

  1. 1 PMMJon 08 Jun 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Blood Falls totally sounds like a Vampire: the Masquerade novel.

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    Kim Reply:

    I thought it sounded like a Cormac McCarthy book title, personally.

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  2. 2 Ian Irelandon 08 Jun 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Holy heck, I just “wasted” 45 min reading Small Things Considered. And I don’t even really have an excuse other than compulsive interest in what I think of as “stuff”. You know, interesting stuff.

    Who’s a nerd now, nerd?

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    Kim Reply:

    Birds of a feather.

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  3. 3 Nreposeon 09 Jun 2009 at 6:55 am

    For what it’s worth, I love Morphine. I like to call it dirty jazz. Nr

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    Kim Reply:

    I have a less than friendly relationship with the saxophone. My loss, really.

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  4. 4 Jenon 09 Jun 2009 at 8:04 am

    Agreed, the countdown’s hilarious! It kinda makes me want to listen all day at work but I can’t really use streaming audio all day. =/

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    Kim Reply:

    I tried loading up the app. I stick my phone in the charger i bought for work and listen through that. the only problem is that sometimes the song/artist info is wrong.

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  5. 5 Genieon 09 Jun 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I totally have internal monologues like that in the car when looking at other people and I’m sure the dude in the other car is thinking “boobies!”.

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    Megan Reply:

    Now I’m kind of curious to know what you are doing with your boobies in the car, Genie, to elicit that kind of response from passing drivers. ;)

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