Sunday, June 27, 2010
I would listen to this song and cry and sing along with every word when I was 17/18. I had no idea how "emo" I was being at the time.
During my Jr. High & early High School years. This was my break up/make up song.
I don't know what my excuse was for this song above but honestly I was hopelessly in love with it when it came out!
I wanted to relate to this song so bad when I was like 12, it seemed so passionate and intense! It's still my favorite No Doubt song to this day... maybe because I played it like a million times when I was a kid.
Yea... haha really what girl wasn't a little into them at some point? I don't know how old I was when this came out but I was super young and I remember singing it in the back seat of the car with Jenny & Emily.
my mom bought their album and would play this song over and over and it's always stuck with me. It's sad and beautiful.
This song reminds me of sitting in my dads truck with my little hand out the window catching the breeze and looking up at the trees as we drove through Delhi while singing along to this song with my dad. I was probably no older then 8.
One of the songs my mom would listen to while she got ready to go out with her friends when I was a kid. I loved it.
In 7th grade I was obsessed with save the last dance and this song reminds me of it.
Oh lord... yea this song... haha I'm blushing I had no clue what it was about when it out but I loved it and would sing along to it in the car so loud and my mom let me... I don't think she ever really listened to the lyrics either lol.
Lolz yet another song that was so inappropriate for like a 13 year old girl to be in love with haha.
~Honorary mention, I could find the videos but when I was 11 or 12 I went through a country faze and my first cassette tape was Lila McCann Something In The Air and the song crush on that album deserves to be on this list lol but I couldn't find the link.
Music is such a major part of our lives & I'm sure I could find at least a thousand other songs that could take me back to my childhood lol but for now these are all the ones at the front of my mind!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
At the funeral she mistakenly tells a stranger she was Elizabeth's (the dead girls) best friend. The stranger turns out to be the dead girls father. These events lead Evie into a tangled relationship with both the dead girls father and her best friend Hadley who is dead set on discovering the Killer. The first 3/4Th's of the book is really good and Williams manages to transform the most trivial things into magical visualizations that make the simplicity of things often overlooked, simmer with complicated details. All the characters are fascinating and seem to know everyone else better then they know themselves. The end just doesn't live up to the build up. It just fans out and at the end the lesson learned is basically that shit happens and the why and how are rarely explained and your just stuck with the fact of what happened. Over all I liked it but I'm just a little sick of all the books I read letting me down in the end.
Friday, June 18, 2010
I'm rambling... So anyway 3 year later I've got the book and upon reading It's triggered all these memories I'd forgotten kinda like that sense memory thing where a smell can cause a flash back. While I think it's worlds away from Go Ask Alice, it is really raw and it captures you with wit, honesty and an adventure filled journey to rock bottom and back again. In Go Ask Alice she dies. In Dear Diary she becomes straight edge. So it's not really Apples and Oranges.
In a weird way I feel like I know Lesley, like she reminds me of a compilation of friends I've had and pieces of myself. I've never been all that curious about drugs. I mean I went through an all the kids are doing it experimental faze in Jr. high and there were a few years in high school where I became a major stoner. Other then that the temptation never got me. Yet despite the overall theme of the book it's still more about growing up and being insecure that every girl can relate to. So even though I'm a few years late I'm ready to jump on the hipster band wagon and start following more of Lesley Arfins witty what have you on her blog. I recommend this book to girls in Jr.high or high school cause it'll feel more in the now if you do. Kind of like when during my Junior year of high school I was obsessed with the book Prozac Nation and Elizabeth Wurtzel.... what am I talking about I'm still obsessed with them. Point being I think just about anyone could like or even love this book but It's made for a younger crowd.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Lindsey put numbers to the pressures in the reservoir, which his own sources feared were beyond the ability of any current human technology to control. The pressures at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, were a healthy 1,500 psi (pounds per square inch). The pressures breaking loose in the Gulf of Mexico are 20,000 to 70,000 psi.
I'll say that again: twenty thousand to seventy thousand pounds per square inch. Now I can understand why the mathematical modeling has failed [see 9 June below].
Besides confirming the almost unstoppable pressures in the reservoir, Lindsey stated the following:
---- The well casing is almost certainly fractured.