Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly
MMMBop - Hanson
Bitch - Meredith Brooks
Barbie Girl - Aqua
Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
Hypnotize -Notorious B.I.G.
When You Love A Woman - Journey
Candle In The Wind 1997 - Elton John
I Shot The Sheriff - Warren G
Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Madonna
Truly, Madly, Deeply - Savage Garden
The Boy is Mine - Brandy and Monica
Gettin' Jiggy Wid It - Will Smith
You Make me Wanna - Usher
Tubthumping - Chumbawumba
Show me Love - Robyn
Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
Quit Playin' Games with my Heart - BSB
Spice up Your Life - Spice Girls
I'll be - Edwin McCain
Believe - Cher
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
Every Morning - Sugar Ray
All Star - Smash Mouth
Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega
Steal My Sunshine - Len
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
All I Have To Give - Backstreet Boys
Unpretty - TLC
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Somehow, I think I should be more excited. Maybe my lack of eagerness comes from the fact that, with only seven days left until Christmas, I have officially bought zero Christmas presents. Now mostly this is because I am tight on the funds and waiting for Friday's pay cheque (boo for getting paid every other week), but also this is because I never know what to buy people. I'm the type of person who reallly reallly hopes to find that *perfect* gift for everyone on my list. But somehow, every year, I seem to disappoint someone. (i.e. - the year I bought my Dad the VengaBoys CD, or the year I bought the Guiness World of Book Records for my secret santa. Thank God it was secret).
In an attempt to make this Christmas a good one, I got thinking about what makes a gift truly "loveable", and I concluded that gifts that come from the heart (or the wish-list) are the best ones, for me. I looked back to my life as a kid and tried to remember some of my favourite gifts. Though not one gift stands out in my head, I can remember feeling generally ecstatic at receiving a ton of beanie babies, pony surprise, N64 games, or the latest disney movie year after year. At fear of sounding too self-abosrbed/selfish, I just want to say that I still enjoy gift-giving at Christmas, I simply have a harder time with it now that I'm older. (If only a pinecomb ornament would still suffice). Simply stated, Christmas as a child was much, much easier - because it consisted mostly of receiving gifts, rather than searching and giving a "good" gift). **(note - end of rant)**
Monday, December 17, 2007
These past few weeks, I have debated whether or not I will continue posting as the class assignment portion of this blog is complete. My initial instinct was to stop because, hey, what kind of person would continue an assignment after it was done? (other than my little sister Sandra, that is). That would be like taking on an extra assigment, and I feel busy enough as it is. However, while creating my final portfolio for my class, I completely changed my mind.
One portion of the portfolio was to choose 7-10 pages of our best blogging. So, in an attempt to be either very thorough, or procastinate writing some paper or studying some shizzz, I read through my entire blog from start to finish. While I read my posts, I realized how much this "assignment" didn't quite feel like work. In fact, (yes, I'll say it), this assignment was fun.
Furthermore, I developed a surge of hope as I found that I am not the only lover of the 1990's out there. While procastinating a little bit more for exam prep, I found a contest on collegehumour called "The Gnarly 90's" (sidenote: that would have been a great blog title!). Unfortunately, the contest is now closed because submissions ended on the 12th of this month, but it's still totally worth checking out for a good laugh. Basically, the person who submits the photo with most "90's" elements wins. Here, clik on the link to see the hoop-lah!
Saturday, December 1, 2007
The first interesting tidbit of information I discovered was how the band formed their name. Apparently they went through many options (Kalinin Prospect, CAD (Computer-Aided Disco), Tech-Noir) but finally settled on Ace of Base because the others were impossible to remember. Ace came from the fact that they were "masters of their studio", and base came from the fact that their studio was in the basement of a car repair shop. Alas, they became Ace of Base.
Ace of Base, though mostly popular in the mid 1990's, actually recorded singles and albums steadily through out the 90's and even into the new millenium (with a lesser degree of success of course). Their first album The Sign was given the Guinness World Record for "Best-Selling Debut Album".As for what they band is up to today, apparently they're recording a new album due for release around April 2008. Rumours have started that there will be an accompying world tour. On their official website, there are a few confirmed tour dates for this month and next (unfortunately all venues are overseas).
It would be nice to see Ace of Base in concert, but I know it won't happen. In the mean time, youtube clips and old CDs will do me good. And rockin' out by my lonesome in my car? Well that stuff never gets old for me.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Well no wonder I don't always get everything I want. I'd be costing my parents a fortune, and they've got three other daughters to please. Plus, my lists are a bit overwhelming and filled with all these technological items my Mom probably thinks you can download online. (She thinks you can download everything) So how does my Christmas list relate to the 90's? All the things I want pretty much come from the fact that the internet dominates my life. And , when did the internet first come out? Though it had been worked on for many years previous, By 1996 usage of the word "Internet" had become commonplace.
WWW. we-are-a-hip-familly-now. com! In the 1990s, when it was new to me, I used the internet minimally - for the purpose of search engines, and the occasional Yahoo game. After I was introduced to instant messaging, the internet pretty much crawled into my life and leeched onto to my existence. I try to picture my life without MSN , Facebook, or e-mail, and sadly I just can't do it. I have come to rely on the internet so much that my Christmas list pretty much revolves around the fact that the internet is such a dominant tool in my life.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I watched FullHouse faithfully, collected the Michelle Book series, and bought and memorized all of their movies. Two of a Kind, How The West Was Fun, Double Double Toil & Trouble, To Grandmother's House we Go, Billboard Dad, Passport to Paris - I still have e'm all. The Adventures of Mary Kate and Ashley series was my favourite. It featured the twins solving various mysteries, and I think that was around the time I decided I'd grow up to be a spy. However, my all time favourite MK & A video was definetely "Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: Our First Video". The video was just a compilation of songs that the twins sang, but I adored it, and I can honestly still remember the lyrics today.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
My "Info box" in my profile details was updated almost daily, and rather than actually listing information about myself, it was always fully equipped with inside jokes and shout outs to as many of my ICQ friends as possible. Most of the time, it looked something like this:
To anyone i forgot, tell me so i can add u~~~~
Another ICQ "rule" was that you should never actually be available. I never put myself "Online" on ICQ. Usually, I put myself to N/A, even if I was at my monitor, so that I could fill in my away message with something sweet like "here w/ the galz!". For the times that I left my ICQ on when I was actually busy, it would have to read something like "out'n'about with (followed by a long list of names).Other times, I put myself to "Invisble" so that I could message only those people who I wanted to talk to. But I don't know what the point of that was since most of those people I wished to chat with were on my "Invisible List", which meant they could see me at all times, invisible or not, when everyone else couldn't. It was a popularity thing I guess.