July 31, 2009

Ramma Lamma Lamma Ka Dinga Da Dinga Dong

If I've learned anything from 4 years of I.B., it's this:
1. People love winning things.

2. People love music.

3. y = mx + b

So I want to do a "Name that Tune!" contest. The first person to correctly name every song and/ or artist that belongs to each lyric will win. (Or whoever gets the most by Sunday at around 8 PM-ish.)

What will this wonderful winner win, you ask? Besides cool points for the rest of forever, the winner will also be the proud recipient of...

*Drum rolls*

*still going*

A $10 gift card to T.G.I. Friday's in honor of Friday. Plus, it's been neglected for a very long time and needs a loving home.

Here we go!

1. There's someone calling, an angel whispers my name/ But the message relayed is the same

2. I'll be yours if you'll be mine/ I tried to change, but I changed my mind

3. You finally took my hand, you finally took my hand/ It took a nip of gin, but you finally took my hand

4. If there's any answer, maybe love can end the madness/ Maybe not but we can only try

5. Baby close your eyes and listen to the music/ Drifting through a summer breeze

6. Put on these chains and you can live a free life/ Well I'd rather bleed just to know why I die

7. Forget about your algebra and calculus/ You can always do your homework on the morning bus

8. Beneath the noise, below the din/ I hear your voice, it's whispering

9. Got these four wheels spinnin' round/ Me and my two tote caddie gonna blow this town

10. We fell in love in the key of C/ We walked along down by the sea

Good luck, y'all!

P.S. 100 cool points if know what song inspired the title of this post!

Special Ops

Jordan recently cleaned out her room and closet for the first time in a very long time. We're all very proud of her cleaning up her room like a big girl.

She finally put away her mountain of clean laundry that has been chilling on her closet floor. She also stumbled upon many articles of my clothing that I've been missing. Plus, she gave me a bunch of clothes she doesn't wear very often. It's like Christmas in July here, folks!

Well of course she needed hangers to hang all of these clothes on. So she hopped over to my abundant supply of hangers and helped herself. We're all for sharing here in this household.

But she left me with 7,194,520,619 children hangers and 4 grown-up hangers. Now all of my clothes are on the floor of my closet, having fallen off their respective hangers.

I'm now planning Operation SMITH (Save Megan Immediately from Tiny Hangers).

July 30, 2009

Wise Words

"Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller

My sister, brother and I conducted a sociological experiment the other day to provide insight into the human mind. It was performed accurately, tastefully, and maturely. The procedures were as follows:

1. Procure an automobile. The more room the better.

2. Drive said automobile all over town.

3. Turn up the music. Black-Eyed Peas are preferred but whatever floats your boat works, too.

4. Stick your tongue out at people driving by and observe.

Ok, so maybe it doesn't follow the scientific procedure perfectly. Maybe we just felt silly after playing with our Tia's 3-year-old daughter. Maybe we really, really, really like "Boom Boom Pow." Maybe we just felt safe behind our tinted windows.

Whatever. We still had fun livin' on the edge. And we made some interesting conclusions. First of all, we "performed" this "experiment" a good 30 minutes before a single soul turned our way. I understand drivers should focus on the driving task ahead of them and blahblahblah, but even passengers failed to notice our ridiculous dancing and facial expressions.

And another thing: nearly every single person we passed (except perhaps the young children) was on a phone. We saw communication via cell phone in every form - talking, texting, tweeting, Facebooking, blogging, surfing. You name it, we saw it. It's truly amazing how reliant we have all become on instant communication in my lifetime. We are constantly connected to anyone or anything at any given moment.

Don't get me wrong - I'm totally guilty of wasting hours of my day on Facebook and even checking my email in the middle of class. I just thought it was fascinating to see how technology has transformed our lives. So much has changed in the past 20 years and our daily lives have adapted with it. The cell phones you see in movies circa 1986 seem so silly compared to their sleek, modern counterparts. And since the arrival of unlimited text messaging, most of us prefer to text rather than talk on the phone anyways.

Personally, I don't think these changes are such a bad thing. Advances in technology have made so many great things possible. Google is quite possibly the best thing since sliced bread and I know plenty of people who graduated from I.B. thanks in large part to Wikipedia. But sometimes it's nice to disconnect from the humming of our computers and phantom vibrations of our cell phones, kind of like Ferris Bueller said 23 years ago.

That Ferris was a pretty smart kid, even if his cell phone was the size of a small human.