Wednesday, December 29, 2004

me and my ipod

My mother made me promise I would give props to her on my blog for helping me buy a new ipod mini this christmas. Three cheers for mom!

In other news, well, the mighty power of the tsunami has finally spoken. The sheer number of casualties continues to boggle my mind. It seems rather futile for me to even say anything about my life or my opinion today, considering the widespread grief and devastation wreaked in Asia. Events of this magnitude always make me feel quite small and insignificant. And although I attended church this christmas, I can't help but wonder where God is at a time like this.

Then I shake my head and remember that God isn't some dude with a white beard sitting on some golden throne somewhere, it's a much more complex concept. At least, it is for me. Someday I will describe what I think God is, but not today.

If I am an ipod, God is the music.

However I am not an ipod, as most of you are well aware. Although when I'm listening to my ipod I am a cyborg, so says Donna Haraway.

I haven't written here in a long while for a couple of reasons. Reason number one being: I had nothing to say. Reason two: I was frantically writing papers and rehearsing a scene with an actress for school, along with preparing presentations and trying to find the time to have my bipolar leisure time. I find I need to spend considerable amounts of time just talking with friends about life stuff, watching movies, etc etc. It keeps me balanced. If I don't have time to goof off, I start feeling very weird.

So I was motivated to write in this blog again because during the holidays I ran into some friends here in Saskatoon who read my blog. And sometimes I forget people actually read it. Anyway, I wave to Donna and Megan! Hello!

My holiday haul was pretty good this year, I've been secretly wanting an ipod for a while now, it was getting silly to keep making different mix cds on my itunes and burning through a stack of blank cds. I have about forty mix cds, all unlabeled, tumbling through my bedroom, most of them having the same songs on them.

So, for my year end blog:

Top Twenty Songs that kept making it onto burned cds!
1. Fashion - David Bowie
2. Milkshake - Kelis
3. Hazy Shade of Winter - Bangles
4. Pass That Dutch - Missy Elliot
5. Go With The Flow - Queens of the Stoneage
6. Father Lucifer - Tori Amos
7. Playgirl - Ladytron
8. Set it off - Peaches
9. Lust For Life - Iggy Pop
10. Money (That's What I Want) - Flying Lizards
11. What Are You Waiting For? - Gwen Stefani
12. Honey - Tori Amos
13. Hollywood - Madonna
14. You Do Something To Me - Marlene Dietrich
15. Music - Out of Your Mouth
16. Try to Tear Me Down - Hedwig and the Angry Inch
17. Cherrybomb - The Runaways
18. Drain the Blood - The Distillers
19. Sex (I'm A) - Peaches
20. Losing Grip - Avril Lavigne

So maybe it's not cool, but I don't give a fuck, those are the songs that kept ending up on my private mix cds. And now that I have an ipod, no one can stop me! I can have playlists that go for hours! Ha ha ha ha (evil cackling)!

Anyway, have a happy new year and I'll be back at my regularily schedualed blogging after this weekend, during which I plan to get extremely drunk or stoned or both, depending on what party I end up at.

Sending love to Asia, if I won the lottery I'd be sending a big box of supplies, but instead I will send my prayers.