"I'm spinning round the room in awe" ryan adams

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

matt made me smile!

there is always band drama...so I love that when matt comes home we try to figure out a show lineup since two bands had to suddenly pull out :-/

Puck**man: i told rich today "i'm just gonna ask miranda, she knows every band on the east coast

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

the wonderfulness of candy land

Let's go back in time...years...

The girls of STN (the Student Television Network of UD, now affectionately known as Sigma Tau Nu in all of our buddy lists) were hanging out in the studio talking about our personal lives. This happened all day everyday pretty much.

I think it was after the news show and we were sitting on the risers chatting about Brittany's latest endeavor with the object of her affection. As she is getting to the good stuff, she dodges the scandal and moves on. Whitney wouldn't let her and said something to the effect of, "yeah, because we all know you were up in your room playing Candy Land". And thus the greatest thing ever was born. Candy Land now means hooking up and the girls of STN - Brittany, Jen, Whitney, Aurora, Karen, Anne, and me, were forever changed (we have brought in some second string to th joke along the way, but we still remain the legend).

So yeah we are, four years later and the joke still goes on strong way past college. Candy Land also has many facets and many different names for activities and status. All of us have had guys who have thought his pieces were still on the board. And well, there is just too much to be said of gumdrop mountains and magical forests. I also had a scared keychain to hold all of the studio keys that I passed along to Jen when she became program director (the ceremony was held at an IKE concert :-) ).

While at work, I was thumbing through a magazine and my heart skipped a beat when I saw that Candy Land was coming to a screen near me on DVD! As Jen would say, "OH SNAP!" I ripped out the ad and proudly showed the girls my discovery when they visited last weekend. We noticed there was a website and it had to be one of the greatest things ever to compliment our lives.

The three of us hovered around my laptop on the floor as we went to www.candyland.com. The first thing we noticed was the phallic "arrow" inviting us to a sweet adventure. Thus the soft core porn begins...We explore the characters of Candy Land as Jen and I hold hands and giggle and every freaking thing. So wonderful, here are snippets of each character:

Mama Ginger Tree: "she gathers her ginger boys and girls to give you a great big welcome to your adventure"
Mr. Mint: "the tall, tall, tall woodsman lives deep in the Peppermint Forest"
Jolly: "at the edge of Peppermint Forest lie the bouncy, jouncy, Gumdrop Mountains. Here you'll meet Jolly, the cute little creature who lives in Gumdrop Pass. Jolly is the softest, squishiest, bounciest character you'll meet in Candy Land. Let him bounce you through Gumdrop Pass or invite him for a bouncy good time."
Lord Licorice: "he may try to block your path with his icky, sticky licorice"
Gramma Nut: the name just says it all...
Lolly: she carries a lollipop sceptor. whore.
Gloppy: (Jen and I were seriously on the floor crying when we got to this one) "Just before you get to the Candy Castle, you'll pass through the Chocolate Swamp, where you just might meet Gloppy. Don't be afraid, Gloppy might look like a monster, but he's really a lovable glob of chocolatey goo."
King Kandy: "No adventure is complete without a trip to his Candy Castle. You'll find the castle below the Ice Cream Mountains where the Chocolate River flows."

I don't think my kids can ever play Candy Land because the game may just become dirty and kids shouldn't see that.

there's no "I" in keyboard

Well I suck.

Today my I, K, and N keys started sticking, so Morgan told me that I can pop them off and clean them - oh fun!! So I pop off my K and it was amusing and gross. I take my laptop with me everywhere, so you can imagine the crud that gets stuck all up in there. I then have a revelation that the next pran I pull on someone is to totally rearrange their keyboard letters. As soon as I have this thought, my I button breaks. The little white plastic thing underneath the letter unhinged and broke and now I am sad. Instead of my cute little black and white I key, I just have a soft little white nub.

But then I had another realization - now I NEED to purchase an ibook. Wanna buy me one?

normal people are boring

this pretty much sums it up :-)

captn morgster: its hard
captn morgster: for us
captn morgster: well
captn morgster: not you and me
captn morgster: but like
captn morgster: our kind of people
captn morgster: the go to concerts and all your friends are online
captn morgster: cuase nobody really understands that
captn morgster: you know?
captn morgster: my roomate doesnt get why i'll drive to NJ for pmb on a weekend but wont go see them 5 mins away on a wednesday night. im like you cant explain it
galileo358: its awesome though - seeing that the people who i am around now at work are like me and reinforce that i do lead a normal life
galileo358: I KNOW
captn morgster: yeah...its normal :-)
captn morgster: to me
captn morgster: my old boss was a deadhead
galileo358: like - regular people are boring
captn morgster: he understood me asking a day before for a day off
galileo358: i was telling bruno about it
captn morgster: "pete can i get tomororw off""whose playing where?"
captn morgster: that's how he'd decide
galileo358: i was like its crazy we all met thru PMB throughout the years ad here we are at a PMB show not even paying attention to the show by the end of the night and just socializing and dramatizing
captn morgster: yep
captn morgster: exactly
captn morgster: they know it too
captn morgster: pmb
captn morgster: that its becuase of them
captn morgster: we all have the best freinds in the world
galileo358: i know - yay for life
captn morgster: i kind of like it like this
captn morgster: the mystery to the outsiders
captn morgster: and not being able to explain it
galileo358: they'll never get it

Sunday, February 27, 2005

The unofficial picture of the Omnisoul Dream Team. :-) Me, Jim, Derek, & Diana. This is compliments of Brit's digital and the one where we are actually looking at the camera will be posted later when its developed haha

heart this bitch 25k

Home came to me last weekend. Brit and Jen braved the turnpike and Amtrak to visit me for 23 fun filled hours.

I can't tell you how excited I was to get their phone calls saying that they were almost here - I was absolutely giddy to see the girls again. I didn't tell them ahead of time that I live on the 5th floor and I have a lot of stairs and no elevator. I made us lunch (my cooking consists of pasta) while we caught up on our random stories. Brit shared with us that Jamie is now her boyfriend, and since it's still new, I kept saying stuff as if she didn't have a boyfriend. It dawned on me that Brit now has a factor. Jamie is a FACTOR! It was silly at the time.

Aw - Candy Land. Nevermind, Candy Land will becomes it's own blog since it's amazing.

We ate some pretty damn good pasta (not really, but the girls were impressed with my kitchen skills) while watching and making fun of MTV "documentaries". My room then exploded into a girly fest as we tossed clothes, makeup, and jewelry all over the floor as we decided what to wear on the nyc streets that night. Maryellen came over around 5 and we departed to the city.

I made faces at Jen and Brit while on the train and I think the people next to me were scared. We emerge in NYC and start hoofing it on Bleecker in search of bars. Our first stop was Peculiar Pub where we enjoyed our local brew - Yuengling. Yay for Yuengling. "Let's Get It On" was playing on the jukebox and it was weird.

Afterwards we headed for dinner on Houston at Nice Guy Eddie's - who two for one drinks for happy hour. Score! I haven't really drank drank since I've kinda been scared to since my little spiking incident at the Logan House (well, aside from NYE - shit, I STILL haven't blogged about that. Damn me.) so by the end of my third Yuengling, I'm feeling pretty damn good.

Still I blame my craziness that night on my excitement for the crowd I was going to see at the Bowery and being joined by great friends already. We get to the Bowery just before I exploded with anticipation. I think I actually almost started running when I saw the venue.

We get in and I flew down the stairs and Derek was the first familiar face I saw. We gave each other a huge hug and we both said how excited we were to see each other. Before he let go he said that he keeps forgetting that I am here now and not there. I responded by telling him that this, this whole being at the venue with them and with Jim and with the girls was HOME - nowhere else. And it's true. Right behind Derek was Jim and of course there were hellos and hugs. We also took a picture of the Dream Team :-) Jim, Derek, Diana of Wind-Up, and myself. I'll post it soon.

We go upstairs and make nice with the Bowery staff. The door guardsman guy showed us pictures of him at The Gates. Mike Tate stopped and chatted before getting to work with the lights. It was crazy - the room filled up and it was so amazing to be surrounded by so many friends and familiar faces. I thought I was going to burst. I had to fight back tears of happiness. Crazy, my old neighbor came out to the show. The usuals were up in the front with us, and Diana stood even closer. She kept confusing me as Derek's girlfriend, it was kinda funny. She loves them and that's obviously awesome. JJ came a few songs in and I'm glad he finally got to see the boys live. I think they impressed him ;-). The show freaking rocked and it sounded awesome. They busted out a few new songs and of course played the hits. Poor Jamie was trapped behind 3 keyboards, but he still rocked the horn hardcore during Home to Home. After the show we all socialized with the Omnisoul guys, Ritchie, Chris C, and Nick. JJ pimped out his CD to unsuspecting girls and I introduced him to the band and people he should know. Secrets were shared on the Bowery floor and I gave Jamie a gift that is now affixed on their equipment.

So our drunk asses are walking towards the PATH and my phone rings. Mr. John Faye! So of course I shout this as if NYC wants to know who is calling me. I assumed he knew about the show then I wondered if I missed him at the venue so I pick up. I can hear John, but also a lot of background noise, and it sounds like he's at a venue. I'm trying to talk to him, but I am not getting an answer. This goes on for about two mintes, so I hang up and call him back. He answers with "Miss Miranda!" as if he was surprised to hear from me. I told him I was returning his call, to which he says he didn't call me. I reiterate what I heard to him and he blames the quarters in his pocket. So we use the random opportunity and chat for a few minutes. After hanging up I laugh, saying that I was drunk dialed by John. But John doesn't drink so it didn't hold true, but that is always the excuse for random late night phone calls. Jen informs me that just because I am drunk, doesn't mean I was drunk dialed. It doesn't work that way.

We stumble back to Hoboken and try to get into a few bars on the way to my apartment, but all were jam packed and smokey - so we just went back to my place and made hot chocolate and popcorn. We squeezed onto the couch and perused the channels till we found a winner - GAS! Nickelodeon's Games and Sports channel. Score! We watched about an hour of Guts and Global Guts. Yay for the Aggrocrag!

To top off the night, I went into my room and realized that I had left a candle burning for about 8 hours. Awesome. Well, instead of the apartment burning down - I just had melted wax EVERYWHERE. Just another reason on why I shouldn't be allowed to play with fire.
You should also check out Jen's take of the evening: http://jenabee.blogspot.com/2005/02/heart-this-bitch-25k.html

I am not allowed to play with fire.