I keep forgetting to post this, but it’s hilarious. I know at least one person who reads these blogs is a music nerd (MATT!), so you’ll probably like it.
HAVE SOME ZOO PICTURES ‘cause I keep forgetting to post them.
Well, they’re not “zoo pictures” really. They’re just the butterflies.
BUT THAT TOTALLY COUNTS ‘CAUSE BUTTERFLIES
Atlas moths are the best.
Oh, and have a video of these guys. Not sure if this is like a pre-mating thing or if the fluttering one is just having fun annoying the other.
Sorry I don’t have anything more to say today! I spent most of the day doing class prep, which is super fun but time consuming.
I saw this animation a while ago, but I just recently found it again. Even just watching it makes me antsy.
I definitely get fidgety and lose my ability to concentrate if I spend too much time sitting. I walk for at least two hours every day (usually it’s closer to three and a half or four), so that’s time spent not sitting, but I still feel like I sit too much. I have no idea how I used to sit so long before I started doing my walks.
Walking helps me concentrate, anyway. If I do my walking in the morning before I go to campus, I feel like I’m a lot more productive, even if I don’t actually start doing any work until 3 or 4 in the afternoon. On the other hand, if I try to work at school first and then go walking, I know I waste a lot more time and just can’t concentrate as well.
Anyway. Now I feel super bad watching this on the day that I didn’t even leave the house, but tomorrow it’s back to walking/running!
I am in a crappy mood and thus have no desire to blog.
So have some (NSFW) internet nonsense and leave me alone.
I remember this, oh my god:
THIS TOO. Aaron found this back when we were all living in the house. We would yell “WHAT?!?!” at each other at every opportunity for like three months after seeing this:
Matt brought these to my attention awhile ago and I just re-found it on my “liked” videos playlist on YouTube.
Have a list of my favorite Disney songs/animated sequences, ‘cause now that the thesis nonsense is over, I don’t know what to do with my time other than provide crappy blogs.
OH WAIT I WAS DOING THAT BEFORE, TOO.
Let’s do it.
5. Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast)
4. The Bells of Notre Dame (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
That high note at 5:01, holy hell. Gives me the chills.
3. Just Around the River Bend (Pocahontas)
I don’t know why, but I’ve always just really liked this song. It’s my favorite Pocahontas song.
2. Hellfire (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Frollo is great, man. I love that he’s a villain not because he’s got that “I know I’m doing something wrong but I’m going to do it anyway because it benefits me” thing that so many Disney villains have, but because he really thinks he’s in the right and doing things according to his religious beliefs.
1. I’ll Make a Man out of You (Mulan)
Does this one need an explanation? Really?
This is all I’ve got for today, but really…isn’t this enough?
I love Calgary, man. I just really, really like it as a city. It’s big (population- and area-wise), and I always like the business of a big city (especially downtown) but there are also a lot of places you can go where it feels like you’re living in a small little town.
It’s also great to walk around the city (in the places where there are sidewalks). I’ve been utilizing the paths down by the river a lot recently, and I really just like the feel of everything going on down in that area. It feels like home.
Here’s a video of time lapse footage of parts of the city. Tell me Calgary isn’t beautiful.
I’m so excited to have found the love of my life here. I look forward to spending a long, long time in this city.
(It’s hard for me to say “the rest of my life” with respect to staying in one place, just because I’ve moved around so freaking much. But that’s ultimately what I’d like, I think.)
It’s going to be really hard not to fill my Top 50 playlist with these amazing remixes I keep finding this year.
Not saying that this is 5-star material, but if it’s not, it’s really damn close.
So here’s a video I’d completely forgotten I’d uploaded to YouTube (I found it after logging onto my old AntarcticaFreak account).
This is my mom filming me doing stuff with stencils (??). Also, animals. The kitty is Baby Slick, and the dog is Mindy. This was our house in Troy.
I left Moscow this morning to head back to Calgary. Didn’t feel like I got enough time here, but I feel guilty just ditching Nate for X number of days to go frolic* in the ‘Scow. But I also feel guilty about leaving my mom all alone down there.
And now I’m feeling guilty because approximately 95% of my blog posts are garbage, including this one.
Have some more Jaboody.
*I totally frolicked. You saw me.
I’m kind of in love with Macklemore’s Downtown. Especially the music video:
It was filmed in Spokane, you know.
Edit: Hahaha, this is pretty great, too:
Edit 2: Imogen Heap! Wonderful:
(Sorry for the music video dump.)
This is almost as good as Imogen herself. Actually, the more I listen to it, I think I like it more than the original. I love the range this guy has.
2:43 to 3:05 is phenomenal. And that chord at 2:49 is just…nnnf. It makes my soul tingle. I love it.
I am seriously addicted to this song. This is the fastest a song has been promoted to a Five Star in a long time.
Haha, this is a well-done music video.
And have another totally unrelated one, because for some reason I was thinking about this music video a while ago and just decided to look it up again.
Tonight I was listening to some Aaron Copland, ‘cause Copland’s awesome. Specifically, I was listening to Hoedown on repeat for about a half an hour. Some of you may know it better as “the beef song”:
Anyway, awhile back, Nate and I had either seen the name of this song somewhere or had heard a reference to it, and when I referred to it as “the beef song,” he didn’t know what I was talking about (‘cause apparently it’s only ‘Murican beef that’s for dinner). So tonight when I had finished listening to it for like the tenth time, I let him have a listen and told him again that this was the beef song. He mentioned that he thought he’d heard this somewhere before. After a quick YouTube search, it turns out that a very similar song was in Fieval Goes West!
This song was actually composed by James Horner (RIP); apparently he took Copland’s Hoedown and kind of remixed/remade it to fit the movie.
Pretty awesome if you ask me.
This is Disturbed’s cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence. It is amazing.
This gave me chills, seriously. He’s got a beautiful voice.