April 2009


What I like best about Tinted Windows —  the new pop supergroup featuring Taylor Hanson of Hanson (swoon?), James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins, Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne, and Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick — is thinking about how they met.  Maybe James and Adam knew each other from the 90s, and Adam met Taylor backstage at some show, and the guy from Cheap Trick was sleeping in the van that they bought.  So cute.  I heart Fountains of Wayne, and I admit that I never sold back my copy of Hanson’s “Middle of Nowhere” (and I admit that I bought it.  What?).  This could potentially be pretty good.  And the kid from Hanson has, like, thirteen children.


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I had my Bachelorette Party last Saturday, and learned the following things:

– Putt-Putt on Midlothian Turnpike is still awesome

– Dance Dance Revolution is awesome (in small doses, and on a beginner’s level)

– Pepsi at Putt-Putt is awesome

– The dates wrapped in bacon at Si are delicious.

Alicia filmed a few seconds of Susan, Thara, and I dancing (or “dancing”) while we attempted to escape a Bollywood Dance night (I feel like Bollywood music needs to be celebrated at home). I have watched it a million times.  I can’t wait for future employers to see it.

It was the most fun ever.  EVER.  There was a Boyz Club reunion, my sister got to hang out, I ate a lot, and was excited to see so many of my favorite people in one evening.  And no one was murdered!  I followed the big night by eventually rolling out of bed and eating nearly an entire bag of Cool Ranch Doritos alone before 10 a.m.  Then I made a lot of messes and admired my own laziness, until about 2 p.m. when I panicked and had everything cleaned and lists written before Richard rolled back into town.  My friend Justin has informed me that I am a terrible bachelor.  So what!

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I’m disappointed by how much I’m not into the new Peter Bjorn and John album, “Living Thing.”  I will give it another go before I throw it into the trash (that’s what I do with things that I don’t like).  Either it’s terrible or I’m just sad that I didn’t love it immediately.  Even the two amazing singles don’t sound that great anymore.  The whole thing is like a thrown-together B-sides compilation with all songs written by Liam Gallagher (which, despite my Oasis fandom, is not a cool thing).

However I’m not able to concentrate on PB&J right now because Richard bought a new stereo system and I have finally made a little dream come true and purchased Van Halen’s “1984.”  I have never been into Halen.  I was four when this album came out, and past grade school did not have interest in that sort of foolishness.  “1984” is perfect.  And it sounds awesome on the new stereo.  Van Halen!  Who knew?  Also, have you guys heard this band called the Beatles?