Friday, February 29, 2008

papa was a rodeo... mama was a dentist

So we were watching tv the other night, and this commercial came on proclaiming the positive effects of chewing gum. This guy sings a song about gum, and the ADA, and teeth, and its entertaining. But listen to his voice. Do you recognize him? Think 69 love songs. . . can you believe that Stephen Merritt of The Magnetic Fields did a gum commercial. i love this place!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

mr. angry pants

first of all, can you believe this is an actual animal. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

somber day

today, of all days, is a bad day all the way around. i murdered a bird today. i was driving on 300W in Wells county. it was beautiful - a very snowy day, the sky was the same color as the ground broken up by a dark brown tree line.. separating it saying, hey, this here, this is where the ground starts and the sky ends. (or vice versa). and there were winter birds all around. i saw sparrows and a few finches and one hundred thousand Snow Buntings. and i hit one. i hit it so hard that it's little bird neck broke and it stayed in the grill of my little Jet Toyota. i didn't know this. i didn't know any of this until i got out of my car at my next appointment. Imagine my surprise when i looked back at my car and a beautiful seasonal bird was hanging out of my grill. so, i did what any reasonable person would do - i cried. quickly. because i wanted to be professional at my appointment. but i did cry. i said a small little prayer, but right here, right now, i want to say a few words for the life i took today.

That bird, she was a good bird. Flying around and making the world, or at least 300 W in Wells county, a prettier more dainty place. Thank you for doing that. Also, please forgive me for smashing into you at 45 miles an hour. It wasn't kind of me. I would never have done it, it seems it was something that was out of my control. God is sad that you are gone, your bird family is sad that you are gone and I am sad that you are gone. I love you.

in a lighter note, look at this cute little owl: it's a Saw Whet owl. i've never seen one and i swear, i'll try very hard not to kill one.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


This guy likes There Will Be Blood but hates Daniel-Day Lewis's portrayal of Daniel Plainview. At first I thought he needed to get a clue, but he has some good points. Discuss it!

Here it is.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

friends day

who should be friends? ALL MONKEYS, AND ALL CATS, thats who. 

Thursday, February 21, 2008

can the real jbakes please stand up?

didn't think so.

anyways, getting back to what i know, i wanna talk about some jams and some other things.
this month, february, has been one hell of a month. first of all, i got to see this beautiful pic of, semi pro star, will ferrell. (sorry, perez, i borrowed this from you) i can't wait to see this movie, particularly because he's in it. another reason for this, because aaron was there, at the studio, while the movie was being filmed. yet another reason, because i laugh at will ferrell - a lot time and time again. im sure it's not going to be a genius film that talks about different social issues in a new and innovative way.. i just bet i'll get come cheap laughs.

now, back to some jams. i've got some songs i've been listening to like CRA-A-ZY. i do a lot of driving in my car, so i need a music rotation that would make a normal commuter's head spin. now in late january, i posted a list of my first songs downloaded on maggie. i have to admit, those songs were just being planted, and now, the latter part of february, some of them are taking hold with their roots and sprouting in my head.. and my heart. i'll start with Dusty Springfield's Son of a Preacher Man and Gladys Knight's Midnight Train to Georgia. I listen to these babies AH LOT. Let me just break it down for you -- the groove starts low - in the abdomen eventually manifesting itself in a snap, shoulder roll and loud soulful voice belting it out like it's a personal anthem. i can't help but to think it's mine own. i love these songs. love them.
next, Guns of Navarone by Maritime... from Heresy and the Hotel Choir. My dear friend scott sahl sent me an email with this video - next thing i knew.. i was in love. this song doesn't disappoint and like your favorite pair of jeans, always fits and makes you feel great. so, i slap on this song early in the morning and just sing and sing and dare the day to tell me otherwise. (usually the day does give it to me -- but for an unadulterated 3 minutes, i rule the world on hwy 24).
Inner Island(The Hood Internet Remix) is another diddy that frequents my ears on a consistent basis. the beats blow my mind. I would, here, like to credit my husband for always introducing me to wonderful works of art.. so thank you, andy. I dont know what i'd do without this beautiful song. One thing i do know, i wouldn't be complete without it.
lastly for this post, the cutesy New Soul sang by Yael Naim - made famous, or at least to my ears, by MacBook's thinnovation Air. this song is airy and sensuous for the soul, bouncy and a pleasant decision that things might end up good. i like things that end up good - this song, typically, greets me before i start my loads of paper work. i sing it loud and i sing it proud. i sing it like Yael naim is my best friend and we're having a slumber party. but we aren't and don't have sleep overs... but this is what my heart beats while the song radiates through myskin.

those are my february picks. i have my eye on some sweet tunes for March.. just as a spoiler, the black keys work a cappell and maybe even the original. i don't know. you have to wait.

see ya.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

who's jealous?

look at this guy - does he get business done, or what? i mean, he's a business man. flying around - saving the world, saving the cheerleader - saving GQ. well, not really SAVING GQ, but.. it kinda went along with it. Heather knows what i mean... getting business done in his khacki suit. who doesn't love a khacki suited man getting business done and looking so good? anyways - bring back heroes!

Monday, February 18, 2008

thought you should enjoy this...

my friends...they are kinda crazy.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

reading rainbows

a couple of weeks ago i was talking about this dude at henry's. i stumbled upon his brains again, and i thought you should all take a look, in a book...

Friday, February 15, 2008

the lord (and youtube) proves me wrong again

there are some animals that i, deep down, don't really believe in. i mean, i've never seen a hedgehog. not outside sega, anyways. and not only have i never seen one in person, i' don't think i've ever seen one on any kind of animal planet nature show.

but boy do i believe in them now.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


let's all invent something awesome

Monday, February 11, 2008

who better to invite to your birthday party, then a small cat and a small rat?

don't pee on the porcelain

we love our new iMac, cant ya tell?

i'll stand by it

kanye is a genius. Daft punk rules the universe -- so, what a damn good combo.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

saks fifth

please watch the ENTIRE video above.

Friday, February 8, 2008

hey there, guise

so, i was reading this thing on NPR - "six word memoirs: life stories distilled". The online mag., Smith, asked readers to write their life story in six words. SIX WORDS. Not possible, right? well, WRONG.

Read the article for yourself.

I say, we, the writers on Tiny Hats should also try this. Why not. Our life, up to this point, shouldn't be too difficult to summarize in a pity sentence consisting of six words.

Why not? WHO'S IN?


"Almost a victim of my family"
- Chuck Sangster

that one was my favorite of the examples.

i need to buy this book.

let's all move to england

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

1st financial

i find it incredibly hard to believe that no one. no one. no one has posted on here but me for like the last 4 days. or even 5 days. is there nothing worth sharing? this world wide web is, well, wide and worldly. i feel that everyone is letting everyone else down simultaneously. it is disappointing. i know that i've only posted vids, but vids are better than nothing. here's a pop quiz... would you rather watch and listen to a baby who laughs like the cookie monster or read/watch/listen to NOTHING. bet the baby wins. pick up the pace, slackers. see ya at the finish line.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

who doesn't love her

seriously watch the whole thing.. in it's entirety.

thanks. happy friday.