September 21st, 2011
Ten years. Hard to believe it’s finally here. We’re pretty sure Reader Isa and elaney spent many afternoons on the floor of their rooms decorating things with paint pens and speculating about what life would look like at our ten year reunion. And here we are! In all of our beautiful and imperfect glory. So the other day, per the aforementioned brilliant idea that took place while running and rapping (there really should be more of that in the world), we immediately offered (re: demanded) to put a playlist for the big event together. Here’s what we’ve got so far…please help us other high schoolers of the late 90s-01! Help us make the (30ish) Brookstone Cougars that will be at our reunion proud (Sidebar: and if you don’t, we promise not to shake our clipboard at you. We’ve really matured. We swear.).
Ps: the Spanish version of “Come on Over” by xtina was extremely intentional. Just because we weren’t allowed to use the Spanish version for the cheerleading pep rally dance doesn’t mean it’s not the best. Escucha me.
We’re not really an early adopter by nature, we just work with enough people that are that we can kinda fake it (also, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank our company issued white iPhone, white iPad2, and MacBook Pro for making us look like something legit at airport security). So since we’ve discovered something on the early side (unlike iPhones. BTW iPhones are amazing and Seinfeld is hilarious), we have to share (ie, claim it like we did when we signed up for thefacebook.com October ’04)! Are you Spotifying yet? Oh em gee. If you like music, it will change your life. Bummed that you downloaded Rihanna’s “S&M” before the way cooler Britney version came out? Have a random hankering to hear Toto’s “Africa” because you had a fun dance party to it in college? Saw Notting Hill on TBS and want to hear Allison Krause’s “Nothing at All”? Have all these things and more for FREE. FREE. Make playlists and keep them and share with your friends (on thefacebook.com). It’s a random music lovers dream. Mobile app too for $5 a month. Seriously iTunes is so 2011 Q2.
Generally, on my 50 minute ride home from work, I force either Reader emum, g-love, or Mo to listen to all the thoughts that have gone through my head in the 24 hours since our last conversation. Yesterday Reader g-love was the lucky winner, and I casually mentioned that my iPod Genius mixes seemingly don’t go together (Teen Pop, Indie Rock, and Urban Crossover).
However, Reader g-love countered explaining (and I was sort of surprised to hear this) that I was “one part perky / happy / free spirited, one part intelligent / thoughtful, and one part “oh no you de’ent.” Which, as I think about it, is perhaps true…so here is what we want to know. What does you iPod Genius mix say about you?
Hey Lady G, What’s up? Can’t wait to meet you tonight. Do me a favor and wear your meat suit. I think it’s really funny. You can recognize me because I’ll be the preppiest person in the audience, but I will go to Party City 30 minutes before the concert so I look like one of your “Little Monsters.” See ya soon! Love, elaney
The Avett Brothers played a free concert after the Braves game yesterday. elaney’s last concert experience at Turner Field was Dave Matthews the day after high school graduation, and this one was on my 28th birthday.
Things that were different between the two experiences:
Things that were not different:
Sigh, I miss the days of making mixes all the time. SB’99! Christmas ’03! My-friend-came-over-and-we-spent-2-hours-making-a-mix-for-our-hall-at-homecoming-mix mix! So, while I am on a “sabbatical” (and again dangerously close to a facebook status updating issue), I just couldn’t run off to Puerto Rico without leaving you a little something to talk about for the weekend.
Yesterday, during Atlanta Snow Day #2, Reader Melby and I got into a heated conversation about Girl Talk. She likes them. I hate them. The music makes my head hurt. ”So what do you run to?” she asks. Well…here is what I ran to (illegally in the only workout room walking distance away) today:
ps. yes, I am a little embarrassed at the number of “Explicit” downloads, but if you downloaded “I’m in Love with a Stripper” and ended up with “I’m in Love with a Dancer,” you’d be a little more bold about the Explicit version too.