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Those of you that follow me on Twitter know that I often tweet things using the hashtag #thingsithinkabout.  Often these are random, silly, and rarely profound thoughts I have which are usually inspired by something I am watching or doing.

Some recent gems. . . . .

  • I think I’m going to start a Stevie Wonder cover band.
  • Question: Has Hasbro weighed in on the Scrabble rip-off Words with Friends the Board Game?
  • Pretty sure accio is the spell I’d use the most.
  • I keep forgetting what day it is. If only there were a block of TV shows on ABC to remind me.
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is my Graceland.
  • Has Willard Scott announced his own 100th birthday yet?
  • Which is worse – negative political ads or a commercial for the next Twilight movie?
  • Does anyone actually eat the stick that comes with Fun Dip?
  • Is it possible to not eat the small boxes of Nerds by pouring the entire box in your mouth?

I can’t be the only person who thinks these things. . .or am I?

In other news, the 2012 election season is OVER! Thank cheesus!  No more negative ads on TV. No more doorknocks, phonebanks, or lawnsigns. I’m looking forward to a bit of campaign vacation since it’s basically been back-to-back campaigns (in some form) for 6 years.  I think I’m going to tap out for a bit and recharge.

I’m looking forward to some new things on the horizon professionally, as well as a few personal creative projects I have in a queue that I finally need to just push myself to do.

Today is also World Kindness Day.  Share some, ok?

Love > Hate

I was checking out some posts on and came across this post.  I proceeded to watch the video, which gave me chills – in a good way.

We are voting on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage here in my adopted home state of Minnesota.  I wish I could make every voter watch this video.  I will never understand why people can be filled with such hate and malice towards something as simple, pure and beautiful as love shared between two people.

Watch the video.  Listen to the words. And Vote No if you’re in Minnesota.

New Music? Skins Series 7? 21 Days? Oh my!

So today was a day full of randomness.  Although, who am I fooling, most of my days are full of randomness, but today just stuck out as especially random for some reason.

First, there are 21 days until election day.  Thank. Cheesus.  Don’t get me wrong – I do like campaigns, and the candidates I am helping this time around, but I AM OFFICIALLY OVER THIS ELECTION CYCLE.  The constant barrage of ads on TV (I can’t event escape them by watching stuff on Hulu!), debates, polls, money raised, blah blah blah has just gotten to me.  I blame the fact that we pretty much are in a constant state of campaigns and elections here in the US.

Guys, suggestion – how ’bout we agree to give ourselves a 3 month black out before starting any new campaigns.  Seriously – no emails the day after saying “The Race for 2014 STARTS TODAY!”.  Send a thank you to your volunteers and supporters and then RELAX. Read a book. Watch some movies. Eat some fresh and/or homemade food.  Don’t play the could’ve, should’ve, would’ve game.  You can’t go back in time, so recharge yourself, take a break and come back a few months down the road ready to do work.

Second – new MIKA album today!!! 🙂  This made me super happy and it’s been the soundtrack to my day.

Best track so far? This.

Seriously, how can you not like a song that samples the song “Popular” from Wicked?

Finally, my favorite TV show from the UK, Skins, released information about it’s 7th series today. *cue much rejoicing and flailing from the fandom* Happy to hear some of my favorite characters will be making appearances during the 3 “movies” that will make up the 7th and final series of the show.  Here’s hoping we get some resolutions to some of the cliffhangers from the previous series and casts too.

Must return to my previously scheduled work for this evening. 21 days – let’s goooooooooooooooo!

P.S. Remember to vote, ok?  Cool.

25 Random Factoids about Me

I was going through old notes from Facebook, and found this list of 25 things about me that I originally posted in January of 2009.  While a lot has changed since then, a lot really hasn’t.  I guess it’s true that the more things change, the more they stay the same. 🙂

Without further ado. . . . .


Songs for a cloudy day

We’re finally transitioning from summer to fall here in Minnesota.  As much as I love love love our perfect summers, there is something somewhat magical about this time in Minnesota as well.  I think is has to do with the fact you don’t have to wear 34723942 layers of clothes to stay warm and the colors and light are just beautiful.  (Note to self: schedule time soon to make a drive to capture some fall colors on film and SD card)

Woke up today to a cloudy and somewhat overcast day, and dare I say it crisp, day.  It was a far cry from the 80 degrees and sunny we had yesterday, but is still lovely in it’s own way.  Since I will be stuck inside most of the day doing a lot of work I figured I should create a playlist that would reflect the change in weather.  Not only did I succeed in doing this, I also succeed in wanting to go back to bed and just hunker down under my uberwarm comforter.

Luckily I overcame this obstacle (through the use of copious amounts of coffee) and persevered to have quite a productive morning on a number of fronts.  Aaaand, as a bonus it’s no longer ubercloudy!

That being saiad, I’m still listening to my Cloudy Day list since it needs to be cultivated for the winter ahead.  A little bit ago “That Wasn’t Me” by Brandi Carlile came on, and as is usual for me, the lyrics just resonated with me.  Lyrics are posted below and you can listen to it here.