Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Best food in the world

Probably the best portable food ever invented. Hooray for science!

Cheeseburger in a can.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

coloring book

hey guys:

you can print this out and color me in if you want. you can color me orange, tan, chrome, beige, khaki, cyan, silver, or whatever you want. bye.

Monday, January 28, 2008


this is me, that first picture. the fort wayne erica. or one fort wayne erica

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses, see Erica (disambiguation).

Erica carnea in flower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Erica
Over 700 species, including:
Erica arborea
Erica caffra
Erica carnea
Erica ciliaris
Erica cinerea
Erica erigena
Erica mackaiana
Erica plukenetii
Erica scoparia
Erica tetralix
Erica vagans

Erica is genus of over 700 species of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae; the English names, both shared with some other closely related plants, are heath or heather (although the latter is actually Calluna).
Most of the species are small shrubs from 0.2-1.5 m high, though some are taller; the tallest are E. arborea (Tree Heath) and E. scoparia (Besom Heath), both of which can reach up to 6-7 m tall. All are evergreen, with minute needle-like leaves 2-15 mm long. Flowers are sometimes axillary, and sometimes in terminal umbels or spikes. They are usually outward or downward facing. Flowers are borne in mass, and the plants are grown as landscape or garden plants for their floral effect.
The great majority of the species are endemic in South Africa, and are often called the Cape Heaths. The remaining 70 or so species are native to other parts of Africa, the Mediterranean region, and Europe.

The closely related genus Calluna is sometimes confused with the true Erica species; it differs in even smaller scale leaves less than 2-3 mm long, and the flower corolla being more divided into separate petals.
Plants of this genus are eaten by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Emperor Moth, Garden tiger moth, True Lover's Knot, Wormwood Pug and the Coleophora case-bearers C. juncicolella and C. pyrrhulipennella.

i was named after plants. but, so is my friend heather. so there, booyah

Sunday, January 27, 2008

six degrees of dustin hoffman

Does anyone else think it odd that both the world's tallest man, Bao Xishun, and the worlds shortest man, He Pingping both look strikingly similar to screen ledgend Dustin Hoffman? A bit odd, don't ya think?

shout outs

i have a few here this morning. okay? i like to do shout outs every now and again.
first shout out.
Paco, we miss you, too, man. and youre right. i shouldnt have been so weird about the weather, i should have known better. anyway, our lives just aren't the same with you away. :) do your thing.
to the erica who sang karaoke last night in that bar, you did good.
teddy, you're my drinking buddy - let's give thanks our "other friends" are around, otherwise we'd be big lushes
that girl with short hair at the bar last night, thank you for getting me on track
to bars everywhere -- i think we all should celebrate the bar, small ones where everyone knows your name.... wait a minute.
online bill pay, you are wonderful, complicated but oh so helpful
greg wajer, tiny hats wishes you a happy birthday and thanks for one hell of a party
and last..
tiny hats and those who contribute to the daily blogs, we freaking rule the school

Friday, January 25, 2008

so... cold....

-1, peeps. that's how cold it is outside currently.
makes me wanna die a little. i try to remember what it's like outside when the humidity engulfs our brains and makes us sweat to death, but on days like that, i'd give my epidermis to there again. (not really, but come on).

Thursday, January 24, 2008

also, bunniestown

check out how big your beard was. you should of kept it.

Bears on such

Hey guys. I was checking out YouTube today and noticed a video that I thought I should share with you all.

Pause it with 1:21-20 left to go. That guy is the stunt double/bear handler. I hung out with that guy. That's all I wanted to say. Carry on.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

enough with the dead baby jokes!

so my wifer and i recently purchased a computer. well actually we purchased a little less than half of it, and the rest we are slowly purchasing over the next six months... interest free. hell yah for interest free, right? anyway. whilst wondering about on aforementioned computer i came across this band called vampire weekend and i was like "what a name, oh man." anyway after several listens i have come to the conclusion that if paul simon's graceland had amazing music sex with what little police music i know, and then graceland got pregnant (because im guessing its the girl of the two) and had a music child, vampire weekend might be such a child. let me say before i go any farther, that there is this one very ska sounding song that i don't know about yet, but maybe in a few more listens i won't be haunted by the shame of my dirty ska-loving past. we'll see. anyway even before i loved ska i loved being in high-school choir. so maybe its the breath-taking harmonies and the charming use of falsetto that takes me back to the glory days of flirting with the alto's and shitty cumber buns. as an aside, i was never ever in show choir; no jazz hands for me. anyway you dudes should definately check it out with all of your ears. if i knew how to post a song i would post cape cod kwassa kwassa cause i think its my fav. so check it out. WITH ALL OF YOUR EARS.

Monday, January 21, 2008

all scissors are not created equal

listen up, douches. i wanna tell you a story.

The other night while andy and i were watching episode after episode of our favorite, biting sitcom, i was reminded of a song. not just any song.

THE song that was my companion when i was stringing beads on a weekend because i had no friends at a new school... all the while reminding me how sad i was about my old friends and my old life. This song, hand and hand with the whole album, kept me company in 6th grade and all the way up to 12th. This song was playing when i learned it was NOT a good idea to sneak out of the house with older boys, mostly, that's always a bad idea. One time i snuck out alone and saw that moon above my dad's barn - and i felt remorse. then i went into this house where that older boy was playing this song.

That same boy gave me a ring once - and we listened to this song.... however, this song does not die with any old relationship. this song lives as one of the best songs ever. summer nights after detasseling corn, spending the night with casey - talking about boys, coming home the summer after freshmen year... geesh.

right now, this is the purest song in my heart of hearts.

so, in order to remember - i, of course, downloaded it.

Good Feeling - Violent Femmes.

Get it now, change your life. think of a teen-erica loving this song in different phases of her life.

and remember, not all songs are created equal.

Lasagna Cat

The best thing to ever come out of Garfield. Man, that cat is always up to no good.

Check out the rest here :
You will not be disappointed.

Also, I miss you guys and will be up sometime in February when we'll party to no end.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Good job getting back to the music Erica. We should post more music suggestions on here. For example, right now I'm listening to Fryars EP "The Ides" and it rules! Especially the first song! And also the Love is All remix he did! You should get it.

here it is - my first dwnld list on Maggie

well, i've joined the e-all-the-rage-with-my-friends i've, while i was doing nothing, but should've been doing something last night - i downloaded some songs. :) and well, i'm excited. please let me share with you what i've obtained from the world wide web for my ear enjoyment

Nelly - Wadsyaname
Gladys Knight - Midnight train to georgia
Bobby V - take good care of my baby
Otis Redding - dock of the bay
dusty springfield - son of a preacher man
billy joel - you may be right
billy joel - uptown girl
billy joel - for the longest time
bruce springsteen - i'm on fire
bruce springsteen - dancing in the dark
bruce springsteen - glory days
carpenters - rainy days and mondays
carpenters - superstar
carpenters - please mr. postman
lorrie morgan - except for monday

i know most of you are probably saying: "sha right!" but i'm telling ya - these are some good songs. and I GET IT, one of them doesn't belong, but it's good still. and let me tell ya, it's not over. there will be many more songs that i love - and i'll probably keep ya posted, mr. post man. :)

and besides that, look at this: i have decided, well, i decided last weekend that i think classy, old timey pin up girls are the shizit. you dig??

Saturday, January 19, 2008

i love him and i don't care who knows it!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

slip of the tongue

slip of the tongue videos are hilarious!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

ta da

my husband wanted to post this last night, but it didn't work. so.. enjoy this amazing little creature. seeing this makes me melt.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

im voting for this man. the next president of the us of A.!!! i wish i were him. holding many kittens. how is it possible to hold so many kittens? with god many things are possible, this, however is the best possible thing. i just realized its a fake pic, but its still amazing.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

top songs

My old computer broke so I have to try to reconstruct this, and I don't feel like working very hard.... and now it's proving very difficult to figure out what was released in 2007, so I'll just list some top jams that I didn't see on other people's lists.

Gui Boratto - Beautiful Life

You losers need to get on board here. Gui is the best. This song makes me believe it. What a beautiful life!

Matthew Dear - Deserter

This is one of those songs that's so good that the first time you hear it you can't believe no one's ever thought of these sounds before. Maybe my overall favorite.

Band of Horses - Detlef Schrempf

Best song on a sweet album.

Sunset Rubdown - Mending of the Gown

I think Spencer Krug is one of my favorite young men. The ultimate in grow-on-you songs.

Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!


Beirut - Forks and Knives (La Fete)

"Vaguely foreign" is how I find myself describing Beirut's music. I can never quite pin down the exact locale, except that it sounds like it's probably from another continent. The obvious choice is the Middle East, but sometimes it strikes me as more European. I don't know. This song reminds me of Venice! It's the best song on a more consistent second album.

okay i'm tired of this. here's some other top hits:

the bowerbirds - in our talons

the field - everday

justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Alan Braxxe remix)

okkervil river - john allyn smith sails

m.i.a. - paper planes

white williams - fleetwood crack

Monday, January 7, 2008


it's spring time outside - 66ish degress in January. didn't you guys know that in Revelation, when it talks about the end times, weather and temperature and the like really are indicators for the rapture! GET READY all ye hoes and hoses, it's time for the Christ almighty to take ye up forth and fill your nostrils with whrilwinds of cloud dust and star dust and dust bunnies
it's time! prepare. yes Lord Yes Lord Yes yes Lord!

I'm so busy -preparing for the Lord. Baking Cookies and banana bread and a Christmas Stolen...

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Top hats off to ya, 2007!

Rather than posting a bull shit list of made up mostly of NPR, all new Pakistani dance music and songs that did not come out in 2007, I want to direct your attention to these guys:

I heard something about Tinariwen in the spring before I left for Kashmir and thankfully stumbled back across them when I got back. Even though I have heard some good albums from 2007 (Band of Horses, Iron and Wine, Once OST, Magnolia Electric Co., Panda Bear, Sigur Ros, LCD Soundsystem) this is easily tops. The best advice I have is to watch this short video. You will able to hear, see and learn everything you need to know to learn to love lives. But not Burl Ives.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Paul's Hot Tops

Alright Top Gobblers, Here's the list of the century. Well actually it is my best of the best that came out in the first half of the year before I went to Afghanistan, excluding the lots of albums I forgot to take with me and so couldn't give them good listens or forgot about them. So probably a totally useless list basically, but lists rule and I also haven't posted on this blog yet and ought to get one in before they get me.

I was going to post album art, but you guys know what they look like and I am lazy. Also there isn't much hip-hop because most of the good stuff came out after I left. but it wasn't a good year for it anyway from the looks of it. And actually the 25 was an accident.

25. Supersilent - 8: This would probably be higher but I didn't have it in ganerstans and so couldn't really listen to it. But Frankly Supersilent is amazing and have only gotten progressively better since the beginning. Which is hard to do with so many albs (They started at 1). Most of you all won't be into them as they are sort of Avant-Garde/Noise/Rock/Jazz/Scandanavian Intense Dark Shit but if you feel like being a little adventurous in your listening, give it a go. Actually Not knowing much about this one, I would probably recommend "7" first.

24. Pharoah Monch - Desire: Also down here because I forgot to take it to afghans. But It sounded good.

23. Marissa Nadler - Songs III, Bird on the Water

22. Bjork - Volta: Good at first, disappointing later, still Bjork.

21. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum

20. Fennesz/Sakamoto - Cendre

19. Dntel - Dumb Luck: Disappointing at first, good later, still not as good as you hoped.

18. The Beautiful Berish Wereish - Three Gentlemen Dogs with Darcy and Hank: Kind of weird including an album you helped make, but I made this with Joe and Steven and Darcy and Hank and it has some amazing moments of sound. Toot my own horn!

17. Simian Mobile Disco - Attack Decay Sustain Release: Didn't take this to ganers so maybe could have gotten worse but first impression was good.

16. Avey Tare and Kria Brekken - Pullhair Rubeye (re-reversed): Jonny Rice is wrong. The reversed version of this rules. The officially released one wasn't that interesting but the reversed one was very nice. 

15. Deerhunter - Cryptograms

14. Feist - The Reminder

13. Justice - Cross: Good although I feel most of the best songs were already realeased on eps and stuff. but whatevs

12. Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I miss everyone: Sure it was more of the same, but the same is quite good. Plus the album title is something i find myself thinking a lot during my times away.

11. The Field - From Here we Go sublime: Real nice.

10. Battles - Mirrored

9. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha: Highly Underrated, perhaps his best album yet. a fine gent if there was one.

8. Gui Boratto - Chromophobia

From this point on, all the albums are insane awesome masterpieces in my view and also pretty hard to make a proper order for. so the numbers and pretty much arbitrary and fake to make a list.

7. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam: Actually I didn't feel like this was any kind of big move or change for Animal Collective, but since they are awesome dudes, they don't really need to do that kind of thing. It was a good year for them and their members. Nice work boys.

6. Arve Henriksen - Strjon: Good Gravy! I have a lot to say about this but mostly just geez. Absolutely underrated and mostly ignored album of the year. So beautiful and good. Ambienty/electronicy avant tape jazz from one of the main bros of the aforementioned Supersilent. Get in on it!

5. Dan Deacon - Spiderman of the Rings: I was actually cool enough to have had a previous album by him brought him out into the world of awesome. However, I mostly ingnored that album because it wasn't that good. But this albums is a dream of dreams from the rightful heirs of Devos throne to supergeeky awesome jamhood. Lost of people didn't like it probably but I could care less. they are probably dummies anyway.

4. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver: More Good jobs all around. I love the DFA and I hope they never lose it. really coming into it though with this album, this is much more of a real album then thier last one. yeah! What an interesting comment!

3. Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline: Another underrated one although I can see that ambient music doesn't generate much hype. At first I thought there was no way anything could top "tired sounds of" thier last outing which is perhaps my favorite record of all time. But This is close. So sweet, so filling your brains and hearts with print outs of sweet candles and hamhocks. Geez ow! What a gentlesmans delight!

2. Panda Bear - Person Pitch: Hell yeah! What more can be said, a summer record for spring, a spring record for winter, a spring in your step, a cat on your hide, an old man on your tail! Call the cops and the coptic church, good times are heard to be herded around! and this is the main herder! if only there was a new nerf herder album! this would be it!

1. Rhys Chatham - A Crimson Grail, For 400 Electric Guitars: More than hell yeah! How about hell yeah times 400. I take back things I said before, this is the most underrated, under-talked about, just under-known album of the year. Even if this album had sucked it still would have ruled for being a symphony for 400 guitars! 400! His previous top of 100 guitars was also the amazing "an angel moves to fast to see." I don't know if that tops that but this is incredible. Its like GY!BE if they were absolutely amazing and magnified by a million. When you think of 400 guitars you probably think of a balls out rock fest but this things got so much sound that its practically an ambient album or an album of just beautiful sound. It's live, a dream, and a real live dream, from france! I want to say some beautiful bonners about this but I don't have any right now and basically you should just butt out and put it into your ears. You need it bad, especially if you are like me and love really long songs of so much sound and your body elevating to higher planes of goodies grubers. Get with the programs! An album entirely made of product placements for living 12000 years and then returning as the one true being of all combinations! welcome to the combinatorium!

Well there it is...Coming old stuff and best movies, although probably just old stuff, because I could see many new movies.... oh yeah!

Sorry I've taken so long to get up in this b____. I thought I could make it before 08, but whateva. Anyway, long story short I wanted to post a whole lot of stuff before years end but blogger kept blowing up in mid post. So here is some of the stuff I was gonna write.

Fav. HipHop 07

I uploaded some of my favorite Hip Hop Traxxxxx for whoever of you guys likes to steal some tunes. Right Here Douchies!

If you sign up for filefront you get in. Maybe even if you don't. Take all you want but eat what you take. This is a sustainable list.

Also some of my favorite (not best. just what matters to me) albums of the year were.

Feist - The Reminder
Kanye - Grad
Chromeo - Fancy Footwork
The National - Apt.
Justice - Cross
J Dilla - Ruff Draft
The Heliocentrics - Out There
Daft Punk - Alive
Common - Finding Forever
Apparat - Walls


I'm thankful for y'all invitin' me. Keep postin' I like to read em.