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Friday Five

Finally made it to the end! This is actually a good batch of albums to end on.

That's My Bowie!: Part 5
  1. Heathen
  2. Reality
  3. The Next Day
  4. Hours
Next week: the big list

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Friday Five

With the new album, I'm almost done with the Bowie journey. I'm already working on the big list. Needless to say, none of the following albums should be anyone's Bowie.

That's My Bowie!: Part 4
  1. Earthling
  2. Tonight
  3. Outside
  4. Never Let Me Down
  5. Black Tie White Noise

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Friday Five

Going to a 70s themed Christmas Party tonight, so here are 5 of my favorite albums from the 70s (sticking to one album per artist)
  1. What's Going On- Marvin Gaye
  2. Diamond Dogs- David Bowie
  3. The Cars- The Cars
  4. Regatta de Blanc- The Police
  5. The Clash- The Clash

Friday Five

Going to see Sondre Lerche tonight, so here's my 5 favorite Lerche albums (in relative order)

  1. Phantom Punch
  2. Faces Down
  3. Two Way Monologue
  4. Heartbeat Radio
  5. Duper Sessions

Friday Five

A Very Special Friday Five...Top 5 favorite Howard Jones songs
  1. No One is to Blame
  2. Like to Get to Know You Well
  3. New Song
  4. Things Can Only Get Better
  5. What is Love?

Friday Five

5 random songs I've had stuck in my head recently
  1. Human League- The Lebanon
  2. Sondre Lerche- Two Way Monologue
  3. Siouxsie and the Banshees- This Wheel's On Fire
  4. Michael McDonald- What a Fool Believes
  5. Icicle Works- Whisper to a Scream

Friday Five

5 things that have left me feeling sleep deprived the last 2 weeks

  1. moving
  2. the men's basketball gold medal match (which I fell asleep watching)
  3. getting up at 5:30 for work
  4. NBC's crappy primetime Olympic coverage
  5. the Olympic tennis tournament

Friday Five

5 random things I've enjoyed about the Olympics

  1. Team GB's uniforms: love the monochrome union jack
  2. The Romanian women's gymnasts outfits: they're always some of my favorites
  3. Rooting for random countries just because
  4. Dressage: it's floor exercise for horses!
  5. Table tennis: so intense and awesome

Friday Five

After a long wait, I'm finally moving next week. Here are 5 things I'm excited about in my new place.

  1. No shared walls: no listening to neighbors snoring or doing laundry 24-7
  2. Outdoor space: year round barbeques here I come!
  3. Full size master closet: you know, one big enough for 2 people's clothes
  4. Pantry: nice to have a dedicated space for all the cereal and mac & cheese
  5. My own crafty space: I don't really need to explain this, do I?

Friday Five

Time to revisit a Friday Five from January:

5 things I hope to be doing more of in 2012

  1. Working: I'm now happily employed
  2. Moving: Moving to a new office AND and new house in the next couple of weeks
  3. Stitching: Still a bit stuck on this one unfortunately
  4. Blogging: More entries soon!
  5. Etsy-ing: ponyinarope.etsy.com is open

Friday Five

Making my way through Haruki Murakami's novels. In the last year I've read 5, here's how I'd rank them.

  1. After Dark
  2. A Wild Sheep Chase
  3. 1Q84
  4. Dance Dance Dance
  5. Norwegian Wood

Up next is The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, but probably not for awhile.

Friday Five

Here's my seriously outdated ranking of this years' Oscar movies. Made the executive decision not to watch War Horse (because it looks stupid and cheesy as hell), and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (because it shouldn't have been nominated in the first place). Should've opted out of the last 2 movies on the list as well. So just ignore those and it's a proper Friday 5.
  1. The Help
  2. Midnight In Paris
  3. The Descendants
  4. Moneyball
  5. The Artist
  6. Hugo
  7. The Tree of Life

Friday Five

I already covered books, so here are 5 albums I'm looking forward to this summer (and fall):

1. Twin Shadow- Confess (July 10th)

2. David Byrne/St. Vincent- Love This Giant (Sept. 11th)

3. David Usher- TBD (September)

4. Soundgarden- TBD (October)

5. Trent Severn (Emm Gryner's new band)- 45 Locks (November)

Friday Five

Been listening to 70s soul records lately. Typically I've been choosing one album to listen to on Sundays just as a way to relax before the start of the week. Here are some of my favorites.

  1. Super Fly- Curtis Mayfield
  2. Greatest Hits- Al Green
  3. What's Going On- Marvin Gaye
  4. Innervisions- Stevie Wonder
  5. Back Stabbers- The O'Jays

Friday Five

New books I'm looking forward to this summer (and fall):

1. Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn (June 5th)- Interested in this one because of a friend's recommendation

2. The Red House- Mark Haddon (June 12th)- Wasn't a fan of his last book, but this one sounds interesting

3. Broken Harbour- Tana French (July 24th)- Really love this series, although the main character isn't who I expected after the last book

4. One Last Thing Before I Go- Jonathan Tropper (August 21st)- One of my favorite authors, I'm always excited for his new novels

5. Phantom- Jo Nesbo (October 2nd)- Another series I love. I'm hoping the other books are released here in October too

Friday Five

Finally made it through the next 5 Bowie albums after much slacking off. Seriously, it's gotten ridiculous.

That's My Bowie!: Part 3

  1. Lodger
  2. "Heroes"
  3. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
  4. Low
  5. Let's Dance

Part 1 | Part 2

Friday Five

The temperature has been heating up, so here are a few albums I like to listen to while enjoying the nice weather.

  1. London Calling- The Clash
  2. INXS- INXS
  3. Body Talk- Robyn
  4. On- Imperial Teen
  5. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga- Spoon

Friday Five

Long time no list! Working on being more on the ball with the posts.

So here's 5 of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs, just because I had a discussion about it recently.
  1. Heartbreaker
  2. Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)
  3. Immigrant Song
  4. Dazed and Confused
  5. Since I've Been Loving You

Friday Five

Despite all the blog neglect, I swear I'm (mostly) alive.

5 songs I've been obsessed with lately:
  1. "Antenna"- The Church
  2. "We are the Dead"- David Bowie
  3. "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around- Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  4. "What's Going On"- Marvin Gaye
  5. "Stone Rollin'"- Raphael Saadiq

This list pretty accurately represents the ratio of old to new music I've been listening to recently.

Friday Five

Mad Men finally starts up again on Sunday and I've been rewatching the whole series. Here are my favorite episodes.

  1. Red in the Face
  2. Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency
  3. Shut the Door, Have a Seat
  4. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword
  5. The Suitcase

Friday Five

It's been awhile since I've found any INXS vinyl that I didn't already have, but yesterday I found a 12" copy of "Devil Inside" which means now I have the 12", 10" and 7" singles. And I can check that off my list. Here's a few other things I'm on the lookout for:

  1. Live Baby Live
  2. Welcome to Wherever You Are
  3. "New Sensation" 7" (how I haven't found this is beyond me)
  4. "Mystify 7"
  5. "Listen Like Thieves" 7"

Friday Five

Right now I'm reading I Want My MTV, which is an oral history of MTV from 1981-1992. This book is so relevant to my interests it's insane. In some of the chapters they talk about specific videos, and despite my ridiculous memory for videos, I find myself wanting to watch them anyway. So here's a few that are mentioned in the book, from the parts I've read so far (I'm only to 1985):

Eurythmics- Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)



Eurthymics- Love is a Stranger (I'd never seen this one before but it's one of my favorite Eurhymics songs)



Tears For Fears- Pale Shelter



Duran Duran- Hungry Like the Wolf



Billy Squier- Rock Me Tonight (I hate Billy Squier, but there's a whole chapter on this one because it's so special)

Friday Five

Happy New Year!

5 things I hope to be doing more of in 2012

  1. Working
  2. Moving
  3. Stitching
  4. Blogging
  5. Etsy-ing

Friday Five

I'll be posting my favorite albums list next week. PJ Harvey released an album that may or may not be my favorite of the year. In honor of that uncertainty, here's 5 of my favorite PJ Harvey songs.

  1. Shame
  2. Dry
  3. Cat on the Wall
  4. Catherine
  5. The Piano

Happy Holidays!

Friday Five

I'll be posting my favorite albums list in a couple of weeks. Sondre Lerche released an album that may or may not be my favorite of the year. In honor of that uncertainty, here's 5 of my favorite Sondre Lerche songs.

  1. Sleep On Needles
  2. Easy To Persuade
  3. No One's Gonna Come
  4. She's Fantastic
  5. (I Wanna) Call It Love

Friday Five

Things I've been doing during my stitching sabbatical:

  1. Reading
  2. Cooking
  3. Knitting (unsuccessfully)
  4. Making Christmas cards (thinking about it anyway)
  5. Debating the merits of The Walking Dead

Friday Five

Made it through the next 5 Bowie albums and have started on the Berlin trilogy.

That's My Bowie!: Part 2
  1. Diamond Dogs
  2. Young Americans
  3. Station to Station
  4. Aladdin Sane
  5. Pinups
When this is all over, I'll post a full list with what was and what definitely wasn't "My Bowie".

Ranking the first 5

Friday Five

In honor of 11-11-11, here are 11 of my favorite track 11's

  1. If We Can Land a Man on the Moon, Surely I Can Win Your Heart- Beulah (When Your Heartstrings Break)
  2. Keep Together- The Brand New Heavies (Brother Sister)
  3. 89 Days of Alcatraz- Emm Gryner (Public)
  4. Merica- Live (Secret Samadhi)
  5. Daughters of Sorrow- New Pornographers (Together)
  6. Better Man- Pearl Jam (Vitalogy)
  7. Dry- PJ Harvey (Rid of Me)
  8. A Punchup at a Wedding- Radiohead (Hail to the Thief)
  9. U Should Know Better- Robyn (Body Talk)
  10. Nobody Gets Me But You- Spoon (Transference)
  11. Forget- Twin Shadow (Forget)

Friday Five

Right now I'm reading Are We Not New Wave?, which is all about new wave in the late 70s to mid 80s. It's a pretty interesting read for someone like me who is a big fan of music from that time. The author goes pretty in depth in analyzing certain songs, which creates a sort of playlist to go along with the book. Some of the songs covered:

  • Just What I Needed- The Cars
  • Rock Lobster- The B-52s (a song I really hate)
  • Planet Claire- The B-52s
  • Uncontrollable Urge- Devo
  • Cars- Gary Numan

Friday Five

Halloween is on Monday. I hate Halloween. I used to enjoy it as a kid (of course), but instead of just becoming indifferent to it as a non-child-having adult, I've come to be annoyed by it. It seems like it's a bigger deal for adults now than it is for kids. But before I start yelling at kids to get off my lawn, here are 5 costumes I wore as a kid.

  1. Strawberry Shortcake (see below)
  2. Barbie and the Rockers
  3. Witch
  4. Monster clown (last minute hand me down from my brother)
  5. Witch (I was a witch 2 years in a row out of laziness)


I was a fiery redhead in a past life.

Friday Five

Since I'm basically chain reading right now, here's a book update.

Last 5 books read:
  1. In the Woods- Tana French
  2. Black Swan Green- David Mitchell (reread)
  3. Tell-All- Chuck Palahnuik
  4. A Visit From the Goon Squad- Jennifer Egan
  5. Before I Go To Sleep- S.J. Watson
And I'm still slowly making my way through Daniel Deronda.

Next 5 books...I think:
  1. The Likeness- Tana French (currently reading)
  2. Faithful Place- Tana French
  3. The Marriage Plot- Jeffery Eugenides
  4. Double Dexter- Jeff Lindsay
  5. The Visible Man- Chuck Klosterman

Friday Five

In honor of Thom Yorke's birthday today, here are 5 of my favorite Radiohead songs.

  1. Street Spirit
  2. No Surprises
  3. How to Disappear Completely
  4. Myxomatosis
  5. Nude

Friday Five

Been listening to and enjoying The Hurting, Tears For Fears' debut album, which got me thinking about other debut albums I love. I have a soft spot for debut albums, and not just because they might be the first album I heard from a band. A lot of the time debut albums are very different from what comes after. And there's something about that that I enjoy. So here are 5 debut albums that are better than everything that came after.

  1. Little Songs- David Usher
  2. Placebo- Placebo
  3. Definitely Maybe- Oasis
  4. Something About Airplanes- Death Cab for Cutie
  5. Songs for Polarbears- Snow Patrol

Friday Five

In this weeks' musical rotation:
  1. Northern Gospel- Emm Gryner
  2. The Hurting- Tears for Fears
  3. Strange Mercy- St. Vincent
  4. The Rip Tide- Beirut
  5. Pinups- David Bowie (almost time for Diamond Dogs)

Friday Five

The next 5 books on my reading list (in no particular order):
  1. A Visit From the Goon Squad- Jennifer Egan
  2. The Marriage Plot- Jeffery Eugenides (really excited for this one)
  3. In The Woods- Tana French
  4. Before I Go To Sleep- S.J. Watson
  5. Double Dexter- Jeff Lindsay
I have so many books that I haven't read yet and there's at least 3 coming out in October that I've been waiting for, so I think I'll be doing a lot of reading this fall.

Friday Five

Football started last night and the US Open is going on, so what better time to have a sports related Friday Five?

Favorite (Current) Athletes
  1. Roger Federer
  2. Kobe Bryant
  3. Peyton Manning
  4. Pau Gasol
  5. Tiger Woods

Friday Five

It's over! After too many months (6) and too many episodes, we made to the end of 90210. It was only half of the series all except for the first 2 seasons, but holy hell it was long. It's going to be a very very long time before I'll be able to watch again (if ever). I'd never seen the finale before, and I was suprised at how few of the old cast they brought back. I get that the show had seriously fallen off in popularity by the time it ended, but it was a big time show in its prime. I think if a show like that ended today, the finale would be all about bringing people back.

5 Ridiculous Things About the Finale

  1. How fast the wedding came together: Matt and Kelly were planning their wedding for longer than Donna and David were even engaged. No way in hell you pull a big wedding together that quickly. I think the audience is supposed to believe they used all the stuff Matt and Kelly had arranged, but the details were all different.
  2. The bachelor/bachelorette parties: Why would any parents be there? Even better question, why in the hell would your HIGH SCHOOL PRINICPAL be there? Give me a break.
  3. Brandon's absence: Total cop out.
  4. Kelly and Dylan thinking they belong together: They spent more time pining for each other than they did actually being together. And when they were together, they spent most of their time fighting. Soulmates right there.
  5. The end: Really? That's how it ends? Other than the group celebration at the very end, it was no different than a season finale. A little anticlimactic for a show that was all about drama.

Friday Five

Like the Police, the boyfriend and I have also been going through and listening to all the Bowie albums chronologically. He's a pretty big Bowie fan, but most of his albums I haven't heard. So basically the opposite of the Police. We just moved on to Aladdin Sane this week which means, 5 down, many more to go.

Ranking the first 5 Bowie albums

  1. Hunky Dory
  2. Ziggy Stardust
  3. The Man Who Sold the World
  4. Space Oddity
  5. David Bowie

Friday Five

5 Favorite Psychedelic Furs songs
  1. The Ghost in You
  2. Sister Europe
  3. No Easy Street
  4. Love My Way
  5. Only You and I

Friday Five

Season 9 of 90210 done! Only one to go! Hooray! Sad to say that I think this season might have actually improved as it went along. The beginning of the season was so painful it made me rethink this whole stupid thing. Brandon got the most pathetic sendoff ever. Even Valerie's sendoff was better. I was actually a little sad when she left (don't judge).

Season 9 storylines I would've liked to have seen:

  1. Dylan comes back with Brenda: Imagine all the storylines that creates: Dylan-Brenda-Kelly triangle, Brenda's reaction to Brandon & Kelly's relationship, etc.
  2. Valerie stays, Dylan comes back, and they get together: This prevents Dylan and Gina from getting together which is fantastic because holy hell they are annoying together. Bonus, Kelly would hate it.
  3. Brandon and Kelly get married: I assume this didn't happen cause they knew Brandon was leaving, but it really would've eliminated a bunch of stupid fights and poor sad Kelly moments if they had.
  4. Gina doesn't exist: I get that she's the Valerie replacement, but does she really have to be the most annoying character on the show? Valerie may have been a bitch, but I didn't want to punch her every time she was on screen.
  5. Gina steals Noah from Donna: Just because the Noah/Donna relationship is a snoozefest and this would allow Donna and David to get back together quicker.

Friday Five

Ranking the Police albums

1. Regatta de Blanc: Even after listening to all the albums, Regatta de Blanc is still my favorite. This is mainly because 2 of my top 3 favorite Police songs are on this album ("Does Everyone Stare" and "The Bed's Too Big Without You").

2. Synchronicity: Before this, I didn't quite understand why people loved this album so much. I get it now. There are some excellent songs on it. How come no one talks about how creepy "Tea in the Sahara" is?* I'd rather have Mr. Every Breath You Take Stalker watching me than being left in the middle of the desert TO DIE. Just saying.

3. Outlandos d'Amour: Overall, what I like best about this album is the raw quality to it. However, that's also its biggest downside. The songwriting (and production) improves so much after this. The band is not quite at their peak yet, but off to a great start.

4. Zenyatta Mondatta: I had the hardest time with this album, even though it's one of the ones I've listened to the most. I just couldn't get into it. I like all the songs but, compared to the other albums, there aren't as many really great songs.

5. Ghost in the Machine: Once my least favorite, always my least favorite. Now I've spent more time with it, I don't hate it anymore, but it's still the weakest of the 5 albums. They're clearly experimenting with a different sound and it's hit or miss here. On Synchronicity they get it right.


Side note: What do I have to do to get a copy of Regatta de Blanc on vinyl? I need to make this happen. Also, my copy of Synchronicity was one of my best finds, it's in good condition and only cost me 19 cents.


*Because it's not 1983, that's why

Friday Five

For the past month or so, the bf and I have been listening to all the Police albums in order. I got really into them a few years back but he doesn't know all that much about them. So he's learning to appreciate their greatness and I'm learning how to not hate Ghost in the Machine.

Favorite Police songs (in no order):

  1. Wrapped Around Your Finger
  2. Does Everyone Stare
  3. The Bed's Too Big Without You
  4. Don't Stand So Close To Me
  5. Walking on the Moon
Next week I rank the albums.

Friday Five

I'm currently working on some of my pages for the new site, including the collection page. Sometimes I forget what records I have. So here's 5 things I had no idea I had.

  1. Tears for Fears- The Hurting
  2. Depeche Mode- "People are People" 7"
  3. Cornershop- "Brimful of Asha" 7"
  4. Eurhythmics- "Here Comes the Rain Again" 7"
  5. The Police- Outlandos d' Amour (which is why I now have 2 copies)

Friday Five

Getting so close to the end! I can't wait for Dylan to come back.

Season 8's style don'ts

  1. Kelly's short haircut: I think it's the reason Brandon slept with Emma.
  2. Donna's boob gap: Not new but I think it earned recurring character status this season. Its work in the season finale was top notch. And by top notch I mean horrifying.
  3. Valerie's highlights: Wisely they didn't last very long. Not everyone is supposed to be blonde/blondish.
  4. Noah's brooding eyebrows: The key to his "acting". Otherwise you'd never know what he was feeling.
  5. Anything designed by Donna: No way an upscale store would want to sell her stuff. Talk about bor-ring. Kelly's wedding dress was the only decent thing she made.


Swaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank

Friday Five

Summer TV Guilty Pleasures!

  1. Holmes Inspection
  2. Dual Survival
  3. White Collar
  4. Covert Affairs
  5. Suits (just cause I wish I had an awesome photographic memory)

Friday Five

I feel like it's been awhile since I did a music list for Friday. Since day happens to be Canada Day, I'll put 2 and 2 together and make a 5 (see what I did there?). So here's a list of awesome songs by Canadians.

  1. Killing Spree- Emm Gryner
  2. Safety Dance- Men Without Hats
  3. Everyday Things- David Usher
  4. I Won't Be Left- Tegan and Sara
  5. Myriad Harbour- The New Pornographers

Friday Five

After a long vacation delay, I finally finished season 7 of 90210. Definitely the worst season yet, although I suspect I'll be saying this for every season until the end. Here are the storylines that annoyed me most this season (in no particular order).

  1. Donna has a stalker: Who would want to stalk Donna? No one, that's who. Also, did the writers completely forget that the guy who tried to rape her actually did rape multiple people? He should've still been in jail.
  2. The Kelly-Brandon-Tracy triangle: First things first, Brandon treated Tracy like crap. I blame Keats for that. Second, Sad Kelly is annoying as hell. She chose "herself" rather than Brandon or Dylan and then wonders why she's alone. You made your bed, stupid, sleep in it alone.
  3. David is manic depressive (for a week): The only problem I had with this storyline is that Kelly THE FREAKING PSYCH MAJOR didn't see what was going on with David. As a former psych major, I take offense to this.
  4. Valerie has an affair with a married guy: Maybe it wasn't a giant cliche in 1997 but you'd have to be stupid not to see that it wasn't going to end well. Plus Kenny was a total smarmy loser.
  5. Nat and Joan have a kid: This storyline carried over from the previous season, but it still needs to be said: Joan is too old to have a freaking kid. What was the point of this storyline anyway? They couldn't have just let them get married and have that be the end of it? More proof it was pointless, Joan and the baby were never seen the rest of the season, and only occasionally mentioned.

Friday Five

Finally watched all the Oscar movies, so here's how they stacked up for me.

  1. Inception
  2. True Grit
  3. Black Swan
  4. The King's Speech
  5. Winter's Bone
  6. 127 Hours
  7. The Fighter
  8. Toy Story 3
  9. The Social Network
  10. The Kids are Alright (there had to be a more deserving best picture nominee than this)
They were all great movies (with the exception of The Kids are Alright). Black Swan, True Grit and Inception are really interchangeable for the top 3 spots.

Friday Five

5 flavors of ice cream I had while on bacation.

  1. White chocolate raspberry truffle
  2. Monster cookie (peanut butter ice cream with oatmeal cookie bits and MMs)
  3. Krazy kookie dough (cake batter ice cream with sugar cookie dough)
  4. Southern blackberry cobbler
  5. Huckleberry heaven
My favorite was the blackberry cobbler. Now back to my ice cream sabbatical.

Friday Five

To commemorate the day of my high school graduation, here are some random facts about that day:

  1. We got lucky and graduation was the last day of school, which means we didn't have to actually go to school.
  2. I was almost late for the ceremony and forgot where I was supposed to line up once I got there.
  3. I had Taco Cabana for my post-graduation meal.
  4. Our class songs were "1999" and "Time of your Life" (which I hate).
  5. It was 2 of my classmates' birthdays.

Friday Five

Weekend plans:

  1. Watching the entire 2nd season of Twin Peaks and hopefully some movies.
  2. Eating lots of ice cream, Dr. Pepper floats, and other stuff that is bad for me.
  3. Wearing my pajamas as much as possible.
  4. Working on my swap piece.
  5. Laundry (boo).

Friday Five

Back in January I decided to listen to every song currently on my mp3 player in alphabetical order. You know, just cause. Today after ~3000 songs (my mp3 player isn't close to being full and I'm lazy about adding things to it), I finally finished. Here's the last 5 songs.

  1. Yuko & Hiro- Blur
  2. Zebra- Beach House
  3. Zero- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  4. Zero Chance- Soundgarden
  5. Zombie- The Cranberries
I'll never do that again.

Friday Five

First week in Texas. Every visit includes trips to as many local (or non-California) food places as possible, and eating whatever other stuff you can't get in California (like Blue Bell ice cream). This visit's to-do list:

  1. Taco Cabana
  2. Whataburger
  3. Cracker Barrel
  4. Five Guys (apparently there's one close-ish to where I live...who knew!)
  5. Jim's

Friday Five

Currently road tripping out to Texas. So here's 5 other places I've been on road trips to.

  1. Mobile, Alabama
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Seattle
  4. San Francisco
  5. Salt Lake City

Friday Five

Finished season 6 of 90210. It's definitely starting to go downhill. Yet, I'm still determined to get through the whole show. Why that is, I don't know, insanity most likely. But I like the idea of having a top 5 list for every season. Since there were so many new characters this season I thought that it was only fitting to rank them.

Season 6 New Character Power Rankings!

  1. Colin "Pretentious Art" Robbins: He turned Kelly into a crackhead, got into a high speed chase, failed to turn himself in on time and basically caused problems for everyone directly or indirectly the entire season. Plus we had to look at his crappy paintings. Winner, winner.
  2. Antonia "Noxzema" Marchette: She wasn't annoying, her storyline wasn't ridiculous and her death caused one of the main characters to leave the show.
  3. Susan "Hypocrite" Keats: Brandon has awful taste in girlfriends. Susan was the one time he showed some good judgement and then she screws him over. It's all downhill from here for poor stupid Brandon's love life.
  4. Jonathan "Poor Man's Young Ben Affleck" Casten: He was only in 5 episodes, but he wasn't likable in any of them and managed to torture Brandon and annoy Susan. That's making the most of a small role.
  5. Joe "Bad Heart QB" Bradley: I don't buy him as a QB and he didn't have much in the way of personality. But he's the best boyfriend Donna has on the show, so that has to count for something.

Random "Hey It's That Actor/Actress!" Moment:
Carla from Mad Men as a receptionist on the Queen Mary.

Friday Five

I don't eat a lot of chocolate (she types as she eats Hershey's kisses), cause it's not really my favorite of sweet things. But when I do, I prefer...

  1. Cookies and cream (white chocolate with cookie bits)
  2. Chocolate with caramel
  3. Chocolate with toffee
  4. White chocolate
  5. Chocolate with raspberry

Least favorite: dark chocolate

Friday Fools Five

This weeks list is open to interpretation:

  1. ants
  2. pepperoni
  3. rockets
  4. igloo
  5. limes

Friday Five

Been watching a lot of 90210 lately. Some of it I've seen before, most of it I haven't. Just finished season 5, the first one with Valerie, and quite possibly where the show starts its downward slide. So here are the 5 most ridiculous storylines from season 5.

  1. Kelly gets burned in a fire and now has scars. Except that she doesn't. They couldn't even be bothered to do a half-assed makeup job a few episodes after the fire. And yet we're supposed to feel sorry for poor scarred Kelly.
  2. Andrea has an affair. Andrea was perfectly happy in her marriage and then all of a sudden she isn't. Must be all that ambition Jesse has. What a bastard. You never see Andrea and Jesse fight until after he finds out about the affair.
  3. Ray cheats on Donna with Valerie. I get Ray cheating on Donna since she won't give it up, but I don't buy that he would cheat on her with someone she knows and is "friends" with. Also, Ray is an abusive bastard and yet he can't handle Valerie and her manipulative BS?
  4. Steve gets off vitually unpunished from the house fire. I know, rich kids' parents get them out of everything, but between the people who were hurt in the fire, the fact that they basically broke into the house to have the party, there should have been A LOT more charges for Steve (and Griffin) to get out of.
  5. Dylan works on a screenplay with some guy he met at rehab. So stupid. I guess that if Dylan wasn't spiralling out of control the writers had no reason to write a good storyline for him.

Friday Five

5 foods I can't resist

  1. burritos
  2. mashed potatoes
  3. fries
  4. cupcakes
  5. soft serve ice cream

Friday Five

5 albums I plan to spend more time with this year

  1. Rid of Me- PJ Harvey
  2. Dry- PJ Harvey
  3. I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning- Bright Eyes
  4. Screaming for Vengeance- Judas Priest
  5. Forget- Twin Shadow

Friday Five

Oscars are on Sunday and we've watched (almost) half of the Best Picture nominees. Here's how'd I'd rank them so far.

  1. Inception
  2. Toy Story 3
  3. The Social Network
  4. The Kids Are All Right
  5. Winter's Bone (this is the one we haven't seen yet)

Friday Five

5 things I did last Friday instead of posting something

  1. Watched the Lakers beat the Knicks.
  2. Played Stacking.
  3. Watched Beverly Hills 90210 (which is becoming a daily thing, sadly).
  4. Worked on a new stitch.
  5. Forgot it was Friday.

Friday Five

For the past few years, the bf I have made a point of watching all the movies nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. For this year's group we've only watched 2 so far, so it's too early for a list. So here are my 5 favorites from last year.

  1. District 9
  2. Inglorious Basterds
  3. The Hurt Locker
  4. Up
  5. Up in the Air

Friday Five

The 5 songs I've had in my head in the 2 hours I've been awake today.

  1. Here Comes the Hotstepper- Ini Kamoze
  2. Ask- The Smiths
  3. Any Time You Like- Robyn
  4. ...Til the Cops Come Knockin- Maxwell
  5. Informer- Snow
Clearly my brain is all over the place.

Friday Five

Still in music mode because of my current WIP.

5 Favorite Neko Case songs

  1. Maybe Sparrow
  2. That Teenage Feeling
  3. Magpie to the Morning
  4. Whip the Blankets
  5. This Tornado Loves You

Friday Five + Five

I forgot to do a Friday five last week because I forgot it was Friday. So this week is a double list. Here's 10 of my favorite songs. In no particular order.

  1. St. Lawrence River- David Usher
  2. Half Sorry- Emm Gryner
  3. Never Tear Us Apart- INXS
  4. Nude- Radiohead
  5. Anything You Want- Spoon
  6. Streets of Fire- The New Pornographers
  7. Radiant WIth Terror- John Vanderslice
  8. Maybe Sparrow- Neko Case
  9. Wrapped Around Your Finger- The Police
  10. 90-Mile Water Wall- The National

New Years Eve Friday Five

Last day of the year, so let's get retrospective!

5 things that happened to me in 2010 that didn't suck:

  1. Got a new phone that isn't a piece of crap
  2. Had my work mentioned on Emm Gryner's journal *insert fangirl giggling here*
  3. Went to a wedding that I actually enjoyed
  4. Cut my hair so it's the shortest it's been in ~10 years without immediately regretting it.
  5. Saw my mom twice in one year
Happy New Year!

Xmas Eve Friday Five

Since  I already did my Christmas-related list, I'm gonna go in another direction. I was going to do a list of movies from this year that I liked, then I realized I haven't seen ANYTHING that actually came out this year. So how bout a list of movies from 2010 I'm looking forward to seeing?

  1. 127 Hours
  2. Toy Story 3
  3. The Social Network (so I can find out what this "Facebook" thing is everyone talks about)
  4. Black Swan
  5. True Grit

Friday Five

I'll be posting my favorite albums list in a couple of weeks. The National released an album that may or may not be my favorite of the year. In honor of that uncertainty, here's 5 of my favorite National songs.

  1. Karen
  2. 90 Mile Water Wall
  3. Available
  4. Baby, We'll Be Fine
  5. All The Wine

Friday Five-Xmas Style

Getting into the holiday spirit, here's my favorite Christmas songs.

  1. Last Christmas- Wham!
  2. Christmas Wrapping- The Waitresses
  3. Blue Christmas
  4. Christmastime- The Smashing Pumpkins
  5. Santa's Super Sleigh (not really but I needed a 5th)

Friday Five

Friday always comes so fast! I should really plan these posts ahead of time. Anywho, since it's the end of the year, I'll be posting my favorite albums list soon. David Usher released an album that may or may not be my favorite of the year (you can listen to it here). In honor of that uncertainty, here's 5 of my favorite David Usher songs.

  1. St. Lawrence River
  2. Souring
  3. Long Goodbye
  4. In This Light
  5. Unholy, Dirty and Beautiful

Black Friday Five

My super exciting Black Friday shopping included taking advantage of Joann's sale on floss plus 20% off coupon. In honor of that, my favorite DMC colors.

  1. 816- garnet
  2. 3842- dark wedgewood
  3. 3847- dark teal green
  4. 666- bright christmas red (number of the beast!)
  5. 310- black (can't go wrong)

Friday Five

New weekly site thingie cause there's no reason I can't update this bad boy more than once a week. And I enjoy making lists of things.

This week, some idiots at People magazine decided that Ryan Reynolds is the sexiest man alive. Once I convinced the Boycrab that he did, in fact, know who Ryan Reynolds was ("He should go back to the pizza place"), we took a look at the sexy dudes he beat out and came up with our own unofficial list.

In no particular order, other than #1.

  1. Jon Hamm: our consensus pick for sexiest man. How he wasn't the pick is beyond me.
  2. Justin Timberlake
  3. Jake Gyllenhaal
  4. Matt Damon
  5. Matt Berninger (from The National). People is too stupid to know who this is

Coming soon...Moomin Mondays!