Quitting Time


I couldn’t find out if this girl ever ended up working for Queen Latifah.


I quit my job. I’ve been gone for like three weeks. And it’s been great. Great because I don’t have to deal with any of the insane BS that I used to put up with. I’m still getting texts like once a week from people asking me how to do stuff, but each day the memories of the mall fade away a little more…

In place of my job, I’ve been working at my internship four days a week. It is definitely weird to be on a 9-5, 10-6 schedule. And I basically sit all day, which sucks. But I also learn things!

I’m interning for the news department of a radio station.

Things that I like:
audio editing

Things that I want to be better at:
contacting people
MOS (man on the street) interviews

Also, I still like this video. Mostly because I like the song.

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Jonquil reminds me of The Proclaimers. In a positive way.

1. Lifehouse sounds like the name of a Christian rock group.

2. This music video is about a cowboy and an elf who fall in love and transform into white horses.


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This music video is simple but mesmerizing.

I saw The Weeknd open for Florence and the Machine, but I didn’t really pay that much attention to them until I heard this song on the radio. Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd has an amazing range and is pretty handsome too ūüôā

This is one of the few non-Christmas songs that plays at work now.¬† I can’t tell if I actually like it or if I just have Stockholm syndrome.

Ahhhh! I just realized they play two versions of this song at work. Why???? Also, hey is this Cee Lo Green? Why yes, yes it is.

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Pre-Happy Thanksgiving! I will be making the stuffing this year, unstuffed, because cooking it inside a turkey is hard and involves close contact with the cavity of an animal’s carcass.

I will be working on Black Friday, so keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I pray for patience and the strength not to be buried alive under a pile of sweater.

From Grey’s Anatomy latest episode, Second Opinion, the part where Callie and Derek are talking. That show is giving me fever. First off all, they killed off Mr. Feeny just so Christina would go back to Seattle when she should never have left in the first place.¬† Next, they have new interns and are trying to introduce them as real characters.¬† Ummm, hmmm, when those two hospitals merged they basically killed off all of the new people.¬† Grey’s fans don’t like new characters.¬† Finally, of course Derek’s hand will heal because if he went off to teach it would be boring to watch. I would say “I don’t know why I still watch this show,” but, actually I do: I because I have watched it from the beginning, for some reason I am committed t o seeing this hot mess through to the end.

Heard this on WTMD.  Apparently, it was on Walking Dead last season.

Love, love, love this song. I put it into the Infinite Jukebox (created by Paul Lamare at¬†MIT’s¬†most recent¬†Music Hack¬†Day) and listened for like twenty minutes. Hypnotizing!

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SNL was sooo good last night.  I loved the cold open (Les Mis themed) and Rihanna was great.  Although the green screen for Diamonds was super weird/not cute.

I can’t wait to buy the original, which will be release Nov 19! It is actually a duet with Mikky Ekko, who is a man. Not a woman. Just in case you hear the snippet and get confused.

He is pretty cool too.

I heard this song at work, unfortunately they have transitioned to Christmas music now (Are you kidding me, it’s not even freaking Thanksgiving yet! And there is a Santa photo booth set up too. I work at the mall. It is terrible).

Augie March – One Crowded Hour

I have listened to this song ALL DAY long. It’s like Leonard Cohen meets Bob Dylan meets Rufus Wainwright.

I thought I had found my golden September
In the middle of that purple June
But one crowded hour
Would lead to my wreck and ruin

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Swamped again.¬† I feel like every other week ends up being insane.¬† But…music makes doing homework and running around way more enjoyable.

I wish this song went on foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Ok so, I was watching The Good Wife and there was this amazing song at the end and I was dying trying to find it and then I found out that The Blow used the background music from Come On Petunia and then wrote new lyrics so CBS wouldn’t get sued (check out @thebl0w for the deets). I really wish that there was a real copy of that version. Anyway it was the episode “Two Girls, One Code” (so lame, with the title), starting at like the 40 min mark and then all the way to the end.

Here are the lyrics:

can everybody see that i’m on fire
did they watch you burn this mother down
please don’t rescue me
i’m free to burn out as i please
just leave me be
don’t put me out

i don’t care if people know
i don’t care what they’d say
when a little spark got started
and i’d just sit and watched it grow
as the flames speed through more and more (?)
everyone will know-oh-oh-oh

Lovely duet

“Like a rabbit in your headlights” really sticks out, lol



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Summer is cooling off a little. We have had a few days where I could actually stand to be outside!

What an intense wedding. I kind of want to loop the chorus and just sing it over and over.

Makes me want to roller skate in a poodle skirt.

The background sounds are hypnotic, in a good way.

Fantastic song, so many good lines.  Heard it on Sons of Anarchy, poor Opie!

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I feel like music comes in cycles.  New stuff is hits the airwaves, it starts to get played occasionally, OMG people love it, it reaches peak popularity, and then its beaten to death like a INSERT WITTICISM HERE.

I think we are in phase one of that cycle because I have been hearing a lot of new music recently!

These guys are so cool, I would have guessed they were Australian.

“I will not pretend I’m to good for this song.¬† I will not pretend I’m too good for this song.” -My new mantra

Love this song! Plus the word “wallowing” needs to make a comeback.

“Without joy, joy, joy, and the rain” Love this line.