...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

naw little cutie, i ain't drinkin, but scope this i was just thinkin'

You know what I'm sensing?

Yep. I'm sensing you all are totally aching to have one of my random, "which way is she going now" kinda posts. Because I truly wish to cater to you, my pumpkins, I give you the following. Suit up and strap in.

btw, FTN? This post is going to be pregnant with links. I'm talking septuplet quality, because I know how you know I love it, and it's been awhile since I gave the linky love. I mean, a week's a long time. Not as long as some things, but that's a full fledged post idea right there.
  • I learned today that Prince is launching a new scent soon. Calling it "perfume" is apparently not high class enough. Honestly, after reading the product description, I'm still confused as to what it will smell like. I hope it doesn't smell of sweat. With Prince, you kind of want it to smell like sex. Not the kind of sex smell my college friend's dorm room would cloud over with after she'd lock herself and her boyfriend in it for a weekend. God no! But something like sex and, oh, I don't know. Feathers. Sure.
  • Why can't celebrities just do one or two things and do them well? Why, why, why do we really need a line of Prince scents? Because honestly? Prince, you should really spend more time concentrating on the music lately. Why can't Jennifer Lopez just sing and/or dance and nothing else? Must she have 25 perfumes and a line of sunglasses? Is this necessary? Or is it that my raging jealousy at the fact that I get worn out just getting out of bed some days - and only getting out of bed - is slipping?
  • Sure, I believe Prince stops through here from time to time and wants my opinion on his efforts. I also believe in fairies and trolls. Whatever.
  • When motoring around the villas and luxurious countrysides of your homeland with your young, impressionable child - a child who memorized and performed a grand rendition of the Pointer Sister's "I'm So Excited" after picking it up off a TV show earlier in the day - remind yourself that it's a good idea to skip past NIN's "Closer" when it ques up on the iPod. Remind yourself of this before you hit the 2 minute mark in the song (Desmond - if you're out there, I just recommend you not click the link on that last song and keep reading on...).
  • After fast-forwarding to something sweet and pure, like this, be sure to look in the backseat and assure yourself of two things. First, that this child who normally never shuts up (EVER!) is actually in the vehicle with you. Because he was pretty quiet during that NIN tune and you really don't want him asking about that animal part at preschool summer camp next week. Second, ponder if it's normal to be so musically eclectic. Then start that ABBA tune again and rock it, baby!
  • I had a raging case of procrastination Wednesday. Raging! Rather than do the job I had before me, I searched "procrastination" on YouTube. Nearly 1,000 entries for that tag. Seriously, this fact assures me that I'm actually more productive than I think I am.
  • Sadly, part of my procrastination time on YouTube was prompted by the Barbie Girl link CH sent me. It was to my dismay I discovered the stunning number of knock off Barbie Girl clips there are. Almost all done by guys. My question is how they decided which dude would get the girl part. And how does a girl like me pick her favorite.
  • Jack Bauer never stops to eat, pee, charge a cell phone or change clothes. However, between tearing out a terrorist's throat with his mighty teeth, he apparently has time to pimp for Degree antiperspirant. Alas, I actually found these little clips to be better than the truly lame season 6 finale last week.
  • Have I mentioned I have a procrastination issue? It's so hardcore that I actually killed off 15 minutes at work tonight wondering if we, as a society of women who wear clothes, just can't get past the need to spread words like "pink" and "sexy" across our asses.
  • AA batteries, not diamonds, are truly a girl's best friend. AA batteries actually made of diamonds, though, would totally kick ass.
  • Why do some people feel the need to explain their purchase to me? I truly don't need to know why you're buying this. Truly. I don't even know your name (unless you pay by check, and if you do, seriously, consider joining us here in the 21st Century and get a debit card). Do I really need to know your intent? However, I do kind of want to know how this diet plan works for you. Purely so I can decide if I need to stock up on more batteries.
  • So, driving to work in a rainstorm last night, the following songs came up, back to back and without coaxing, on my iPod - "Rain" - The Beatles; "Red Rain" - Peter Gabriel; and a couple songs by The Rainmakers (Desmond - the Beatles clip is, of course, me making up for the other clip). Before anyone can send me the link love for this rain themed song, trust I have it on the iPod. I just usually fast forward through it.
  • I'm going to get Starbuck's training soon at the store. I know, right!? Dare to dream, jealous ones! My mom will be so proud. I'm totally going to be the frappuccino goddess. I'll even include extra chocolate syrup on your whipped cream. No charge and no need to ask!
  • Frappuccino's make me a smidgen too delighted. A dollop of heaven in a plastic cup.
  • I seriously need to figure out how to get me some what this song does to me.
  • I don't actually believe in fairies and trolls. I'd still be in the game for Santa Claus, though, if I didn't watch my husband eat those cookies the kids leave every Christmas Eve.

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Blogger Crazy Computer Dad said...

Procrastination is one of my major character traits, or, failings, depending on how you look at it. Like, I totally need to go for a run, but I'm sitting here reading your blog instead. I figure, I come out better either way. :-) But seriously, I put everything off. Maybe I'm an adrenaline junky that rides the highs by continually operating in emergency management. Or maybe things just sometimes seem so overwhelming that I prefer not to do them?

Thursday, May 31, 2007 5:04:00 AM  
Blogger The Savage said...

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Thursday, May 31, 2007 5:49:00 AM  
Blogger The Savage said...

I was doing great.... listening to Closer by NIN.. had it in a new tab... then I saw the last link and had to change out... so I close the closer tab and rightclick to open in a new tab and almost vomitted in my mouth... sorry sweets.. yep.. I abhor nickleback.... they like a silverchair/pearl jam knockoff that i just can't stand.. though i like silverchair and pearl jam...
enough killing and blood spilling of groups you like.... (shudder)

Woot! on the barista training.. though i may come to your establishment for a book or several... I am sure your Vonnegut section in the classics (as where it should be dammit!) is second to none (unless a larger version of your store exists in somewhereland) I won't be by for coffee.... I like just plain regular joe (pun intended) coffee... you know... coffee flavored coffee...
What passes for regular coffee at Starbucks is a combination between spent motor oil and sulphic acid... gagh!
I might take and order of buzz beans though...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 5:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it weird that I read "Double AA batteries" and say in my head "Double double A A"? Is it more weird that I'm even asking about this? I tihnk so.

And I kinda like that Nickelback song.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 7:06:00 AM  
Blogger JUnderCovers said...

I think 2 minutes into Closer is way too late--the best line comes in the second verse, doesn't it? But it is perfectly normal to have both ABBA and NIN on your iPod, along with QOTSA and REM and U2 and... dammit, my brain's not working yet, can't think of anymore initial-ized bands. But you get my point.

I think you might be able to work out a barter plan with your Starbucks training and Mrs. J's gardening skills--she lovey the frappucino!

Thursday, May 31, 2007 7:09:00 AM  
Blogger Nature Girl said...

My boys went from "Mom, I think this may be inappropriate for my age group" to "Mom, have you heard the new Marilyn Manson cd? Here borrow mine" funny how things work out like that.

My taste in music is very eclectic too...I have Milli Vanilli next to Enya, next to Marilyn Manson, next to Blondi in my ipod...

and I so totally agree..AA batteries all the way. Make 'em rechargable Duracells and consider yourself engaged!


Thursday, May 31, 2007 7:12:00 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Uh, the NIN link you so thoughtfully gave us is banned by the corporate info-trolls.

But I'm wonderin' - I mean, you called me out personally on this. Just how tender do you think my psyche is? Just askin'. . .

Thursday, May 31, 2007 9:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I may even be the Princess of Procrastination in the kingdom of Maybe Laterville.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 9:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was also thinking "Double AA means double double a" LOL

Your search thingie for the B&N thing didn't work, btw :)

I love Prince, or at least the 80's prince, and I love that he hasn't aged a day. However, I agree - why the hell do these celebs think their shit smells better than the average shit - I got Celine Dion perfume for Christmas - Does this SMELL like Celine? No? Then why is her freakin name on it???

I don't listen to NIN, except during those times when ya know, it's called for. *EG* One of their songs is on a mix cd I was given just for spanking *EEEG*

I hate Starbucks. Ok, I've only been there once, but saw the prices and that was enough for me.

Of course, I can't have huge amounts of caffeine anyways, so I guess that point's moot too.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 11:49:00 AM  
Blogger FTN said...

I love your pants around your feet
And I love the dirt that's on your knees...

Excuse me for a moment, I'm singing along.

Even if Nickelback is, indeed, a generic band, I love that song. I have it, as well as Nickelback's "Animals" and NIN "Closer" on a {ahem} "special" mix CD.

You know, for special occasions.

And I don't mean Hanukkah.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:26:00 PM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

I love 'Rain' -

I can show you, that when it rains or shines, it's just a state of mind. . .

And of course, all is forgiven for the other thing. . .

And, what about Ladysmith Black Mambazo's 'Rain' (many years ago, it was used in a commercial, I think for 7UP):

Rain, rain, rain, rain - beautiful rain

Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you just thought of a genius idea. AA batteries made of diamonds!? that rocks all rockin' ideas of past, present and future.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 2:36:00 PM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Gee, while I'm thinking of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, how about -

Diamonds on the casings of her batteries

Hey, I just work with the material I'm given. . .

Thursday, May 31, 2007 3:33:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

CC Dad - Well, if you're going to be so flattering, I'm going to say the procrastination is totally a good character trait to have. Because seriously, I like to watch you runners run, but it's the sweaty part that gets to me.

Eh, who am I kidding. That part is good, too.

Here's a sign of how bad I've been lately - today, it took me two hours just to complete a tiny 8x10 flyer I have to have ready for tonight. Essentially, I'm dubbing my "procrastination" as "just plain lazy."

Savage - I'm beginning to wonder if there is anything I can do to please you! Musically. Yeah. Clarity. Let it be known that this is the only Nickelback song I own. Let it also be known that I don't drink coffee. I don't even know how to make the regular joe stuff. Does this hurt my stellar nature much?

Taja - Good to see you! When I typed that, I looked at it a couple times, read it the same way you did, forgot to change it despite reading it again. Etc. Thanks for serving as my inner editor. And we're not weird! Not in the least. Ok, maybe a little.

J - Let me add that my NIN respite took place while sitting in the school parking lot. With the windows down. Kinda loudly. While I sat with my head back and my eyes closed. By the time that second verse had ended and we were well on our way into the song, I kinda of remembered this whole "Character Counts" campaign our school district operates on. Yeah. I snapped out pretty quick.

But then I totally blasted it on the way to work later that night when I was alone.

Consider you and Mrs. J hooked up with the drinks. Get thee on a plane and let me follow that woman to a garden center!

Stacie - There is a part of me that lives for the day when my kids truly discover my musical obsessions and are either dismayed by them or can totally join in. I never could with my parents. I mean, what with Freddy Fender and Barry Manilow in harsh rotation at my house then! I get the feeling, however, my kids are going to totally hate on the fact that I have so many "odd" choices in my mix.

Desmond - "I think you are strong. Like bear." It's jusy that usually, when I put up a clip like that, there is one of those nice warnings ahead of it, and that didn't have one. And, well, you know. I'm a little crazy.

Terry - Please...come join me in my royal court as I rule as Queen Lazy Ass in the Monarchy of There's Always Tomorrow. Oh, Look! There's Something Shiny..."

Lady C - I'm more an old school Prince fan myself, too. And I think I need some of those "when called for" listening moments. I'm usually alone while listening to that, which has it's rewards, too, mind you...

And I should say I'm a Starbucks person only because I get a 50% discount. Oh yeah, those frappaccinos taste a hell of a lot better at $2.50 a pop.

FTN - I assume you're talking about the celebrated Arbor Day, yes? Arbor Day needs some hardcore musical lovin'. Especially with songs that make me think I should totally be doing something in the back of a car that has very little to do with sitting. Or on the kitchen counter. Whichever's closer.

Ah..."Closer." I didn't even plan that!

Desmond - You're going for the frequent flyer miles today, my friend! I'll have to hunt down the suggested song. Honestly, I hit the Beatles track again after going thru my rain concert.

Does it make you happy that now, everytime a Beatles track pops up on the iPod, I think of the mysterious Desmond?

You da mom - It's a killer idea, isn't it!? I mean, screw the conventional inventions of color television, the microwave and washers and dryers (yes - this would indicate I don't get out much). I would totally covet a diamond AA and the potential for what it could do for me!

Desmond - That there is a song that includes that line makes me a very, very happy girl!

Thursday, May 31, 2007 4:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Queen Lazy Ass (thats catchy by the way), I was wondering if the "new" Prince scent is really the Scent Formerly Known as Prince's B.O.?
Your Humble servent,

Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger Nanette said...

Totally off topic, but did you ever get my reply email about the IM's?

Closer brings back so many memories for me--;)

Friday, June 01, 2007 2:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just stumbled across the Prince site today to see if pix of his studio were onboard and saw that perfume gig, WTF?

As for the java action, you're going to be in hog heaven on that one; enjoy the goods!

Friday, June 01, 2007 4:47:00 AM  
Blogger Nature Girl said...

wait a minute....you mean your *husband* eats Santa's cookies????


Friday, June 01, 2007 6:49:00 AM  
Blogger Recovering Soul said...

There is a lot to talk about but one thing sticks out. Have you ever seen the video of Nickelback where they play two of their songs side by side and they have exactly the same chord progression etc.

I lost all respect for them.

Friday, June 01, 2007 8:40:00 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Ah, so now I'm 'mysterious'? I can be down with that. . .

I think the actual title of the LBM song is 'Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain'.

And of course, the 'Diamonds' reference is a play on 'Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes', from Paul Simon's 'Graceland' album (LBM were the backup vocals). I just thought that was an especially clever connection between the random 'rain songs' and 'diamonds' topics, by way of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Really clever. If I may say so myself. . . ;)

Friday, June 01, 2007 9:17:00 AM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Princess - I like to believe that, since we've rarely seen Prince actually sweat, that he doesn't have B.O. I like to pretend he smells of raspberries and cotton candy.

Nanette - I did! It's so funny you say that, because around 3 a.m. today, I was like, "Hey, Queen Lazy Ass, you should have replied to Nanette by now!" Hopefully today!

"Closer" - that video, in my young and virginal days, creeped me out a bit when I first caught it. Now, I just associate the tune much like the way I think *you're* associating it. And if not, then I think we both have good things attached to in nonetheless...

Nocturnal - I think I said pretty much the same thing at the Prince scent news. And I actually say it as "WTF?" Memorizing ears around here and all.

I may be one step up on the coffee making thing after your tutorial lesson, actually.

Stacie - Probably those fairies and trolls that I don't actually believe in. They probably do exist. Just like unicorns. Magical, mysterious unicorns.

Yeah...I'm admitting here I have seen "Legend" way too many times. I may also have soundtrack tunes on my iPod....

RS - I haven't actually seen that video, but it doesn't surprise me in the least. When I hear them on the radio, it's pretty nondescript.

But to be honest, I just like this tune because it makes me think of all the nasty things I'd like to be doing to celebrate Arbor Day...

Friday, June 01, 2007 9:21:00 AM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Desmond - Mysterious, clever and sneaky. You crept in here while I was chatting with the other guests! Hear that soundtrack in the background of this party?

Yep. LBM. Just for you. I have heard their "rain" song. I think we played it at the store some time ago. After a month straight of it, though, you tend to push away the bad thoughts...

Friday, June 01, 2007 9:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If both Desmond and unicorns are mysterious, is Des an undercover unicorn?

Friday, June 01, 2007 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

I have no comment on the whole 'unicorn' thing. None at all. I won't even bring up the 'one very large horn' thing. . .

And, DKG, I'm noticing an emerging pattern here, where songs I like have been overplayed to the point of nausea, at least to your ears. . .

Friday, June 01, 2007 1:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SO much to comment on that it makes me dizzy. I'll just suffice top say that I don't think I want to smell like Prince.

lhznydh (very nice)

Friday, June 01, 2007 2:46:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Terry - Yeah, I'm gonna leave that one for Desmond to answer...

Desmond - ...and hope that he'll answer it *exactly* the way I would have!

Please tell me that you're not an uberfan of "Mony, Mony"...I'm begging you...

Finished - The only way, truly, that I want to know what Prince smells like is if he sweats on me from doing some type of performance. Of his choosing.

Friday, June 01, 2007 4:15:00 PM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

*Phew*! No, I didn't even particularly like 'Mony Mony' when I was in junior high. When it came out in the first place. Seemed kinda dumb even then. . .

And honestly, Terry, I don't have much to add to the whole 'unicorn' thing, beyond what I said above. Although, now that I look at it again, 'under the covers' does seem to add a certain texture to my previous disclaimer. . .

Friday, June 01, 2007 5:08:00 PM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Well, that and the fact that a unicorn is, actually, a kind of horse. . .

Friday, June 01, 2007 5:10:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Desmond - It pleases me to no end taht you are not particularly a fan of Mony, Mony.

It also pleases me that you didn't say anything about horses and how they're hung and what have you.

Now bend down so I can place the gold medal for most comments on one post around your neck. Just watch it with that horn!

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