Wednesday, October 07, 2009

musical stylings

chock full
i'm gonna tie your wrists with leather
and drill a tiny hole into your head.
-- andrew bird, "fake palindromes"

ha. love that lyric, especially accompanied by strings and beautiful vocal delivery! when i bought tickets to the andrew bird concert scheduled for tonight in carrboro, i hadn't realized that i'd still be feeling kind of wiped out and overwhelmed from a week of hectic traveling. part of me wants to bail! since the tickets are sold out, i think i could easily sell them on craigslist.

but then again . . . it's andrew bird. the one other time i've seen him live, it was just amazing. so maybe his melodic crooning will actually turn out to be therapeutic. and i even traded away my night of backup call! so i think i am going to go.

morning pick-me-up
as i mentioned, i am feeling kind of overwhelmed! i'm not even sure why: the rotation i'm on certainly isn't terribly strenuous. i do have a number of looming projects, but not really anything i can't deal with.

what i really need is to turn this morning around. a run (about to do that in a few moments) will help, but this video REALLY forced me to crack a smile! watching this kid gyrate and slap his butt (just wait, it's about 40 seconds in), i now feel like all is right with the world. you will, too. enjoy!



workout: 37 minutes (well, it worked out to 4 "miles") on the elliptical + mini weights workout:
- pushups, 2 x 12
- squats with ball, 10 lb weights, 2 x 12
- lat pull-downs, 55 lbs, 2 x 12
- walking double lunges, 8 lb weights, 2 x 12

not quite doin' time: 3-ingredient dinner (salt, pepper, and olive oil do not count!)

salmon, broccoli, sweet potato. simplicity at its best.

reading: i'll admit it: i watched desperate housewives instead. i really needed a chill night!


  1. This has nothing to do with anything, but thought you'd like to know (or want to kill me) ... the antrhoplogie up the street now contains clothes. i predict it will open this month!

  2. Anonymous8:18 AM

    that video is hilarious. i wish i had those moves now nevermind when i was little haha :)

    and looming projects = overwhelming for me too. hope youre able to make a dent in them and cut down some of that feeling

  3. I love how little kids consider rolling on the floor to be dancing. I can't get away with that!

  4. Ok -- that video made me laugh OUT LOUD! Thanks for sharing, it made my whole day just a little better! : )

  5. That little boy is kind of a good dancer. Makes you wonder where he learned it, though. The little girl was more my style - just flailing around.

  6. atilla9:40 PM

    love the video

  7. That kid belongs on Dancing with the Stars! What energy!! And did you notice how his moves fit the lyrics? Amazing!
    L, da