Friday, April 29, 2011

Shampoo. Rinse. Repeat.

Here is a confession for you, Internet--I am a binger. Of songs! Here's how it happens: now and then I run across a song that I really like. I like it so much that I listen to it over and over and over again, maybe 10 times in a row. I do this for days and maybe weeks until it fades off a bit. And while you might think I never listen to that song again, I haven't seemed to have killed a song so far and I listen to past bingees pretty regularly. In the interest of sharing, here are some of my recent favorites. I've listed the number of plays according to my lil iPod, Athena, but I'm pretty sure they're all quite inaccurate. Add like 20 to each of them and maybe that's pretty close to the real number.

A Promise to Return, from season 2 of Battlestar Galactica:

I love all the BSG music, but this is probably my #1 favorite. Anders!
Plays: 25

Better Than Neil,
from the musical commentary (called "Commentary!") on the Dr. Horrible DVD:

It never fails to amuse me! Also, it's all true. Nathan Fillion is SO much better than Neil. (PS: there's a moment of naked Mal bum in the video)
Plays: 21

Til I Hear You Sing, from Love Never Dies:

Mmhmm. This one never gets old. And it's so much better when you aren't watching the lame video, haha.
Plays: 63. LIE. It's so many, many more than that (I've even listening to it right now).

Secrets, by One Republic:

I just love a good, big angsty song. And bonus for the strings.
Plays: 56

Swallowed in the Sea, by Coldplay:

Of course I've heard this song many, many times before I started Le Binge, but it just suddenly grew on me the other day!
Plays: 13. Hah!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Something to eat

If you are craving this deliciousness and are sad because it's not in stores anymore, might I suggest the following:
It's just like the ice cream, minus the caramel and, oh, the ice cream.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fruity grapes

Apparently my blog style lately is short, random posts about nothing really important. So, to keep up with this theme, let's talk about grapefruits.

I have always despised them. My mama would always push me to eat one when I was sick, and I would dump a lot of salt on it and choke it down, complaining all the while about how sour and gross they were. Well, it has been some years since my mama pushed me to eat anything so you can imagine that grapefruits did not come anywhere near my diet for years. But I began noticing them in the stores a few months ago--they started to look so big and potentially delicious. About a month ago I couldn't resist (they looked so pretty!), and I took three home and it turns out grapefruits are delicious! I halved them, gave them a sprinkle of salt (okay, several sprinkles of salt...I really like salt), and dug in. They're still tart, some more than others, but it turns out my mama was right all along.

Unfortunately, it's been hard to find any that are as good as those first three. Maybe that was just a magical day, but the ones I have found since are small, pale and sad. Then, last weekend, we checked out the new Whole Foods up in Salt Lake. Just look at the difference!
They're twice as big! And let me just add that the grapefruit on the left was the best one I could find in the area too.

It just goes to show that sometimes the foods you despise need another chance. Oranges have already been victorious, corn tortillas are making progress...maybe one day nectarines will prevail too. Maybe.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Apes for the watching

I watched the trailer for the Rise of the Planet of the Apes movie today. It intrigues me, and it doesn't involve Paul Giamatti, which is a big bonus. Mostly it just made me think of the following classic moment from the The Simpsons. It's so funny that it even made my mom laugh uncontrollably. A mom! Laughing at the Simpsons! That's how you know it's really funny.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Anonymously speaking

I got this comment on a recent post from that infamous blogger commenter, Anonymous, and it's so full of gibberish I just had to share. And never fear, I edited it for you, my tender readers.

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And now, if you'll excuse me, I need go meditate on the awfully unvarying.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Cereal revolution!

Berry Berry Kix is one of the best cereals in the world. I think we can all agree on that...until now. First they replaced the berry-shaped pieces with the regular round balls, then it was virtually impossible to find and now they've changed the FLAVOR. And it's just not very good (though of course now it's readily available in stores now...). So not very good that I wrote General Mills. And you can too! Just take my word for it, don't worry about trying it. It's bland and dull--not even as good as regular Kix. Here's what I told them (and every word is true):

Berry Berry Kix has been my very favorite cereal for many years. For a long time I could never find it in stores but I always looked for it. Now it's back in stores but with a new look and taste. Unfortunately, neither of these changes were an improvement. Instead of the brightly colored berries, they are now muddy colored, like a white shirt that was washed with a red sock. Even worse, the cereal is now bland and unappetizing. The one box I purchased sat on my cereal shelf for nearly a month before I could finish it. I love regular Kix, I enjoy the Honey Kix, but I will not be buying Berry Berry Kix again, unless it returns to its former state. I can only hope it does because I really loved that cereal.