Sunday, January 16, 2011

Best Workout Songs

The other day CBC Radio 2 asked listeners what their favourite music is to work out to. I have been attempting as of late to go to the gym and get into some sort of shape, so this has been a perplexing question for me. What music do I best jiggle and jump to?

Here is a list of some of my recent top fav's to pound the ground to:

1. Dog days are over - Florence and the Machine

2. Wolf Like Me - TV on the Radio

3. You Make my Dreams Come True - Hall + Oates

4. Float On - Modest Mouse

5. Arc of Time - Bright Eyes

6. Gimme Sympathy - Metric

7. King of Spain - The Tallest Man on Earth

8. 1901 - Phoenix

9. Sprawl II - Arcade Fire

10. This Thing About You - Miracle Fortress

Honourable Mentions:
The Rural Alberta Advantage, Black Eyed Peas, Anberlin, and Pink.

Cyber friends, any music that you love to groove and move to? I would love to add some new tunes to the ol' ipod! Please share!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Confession: I hate thinking of titles

1. I had four different activity options scheduled for this evening (which is a pretty intense smorgasbord for an introvert), and honestly I didn't really feel like doing any of them...and then when they all fell through I was left feeling slightly disgruntled.

I suppose this is the result of the completion of a very busy time during which my alone time was vastly limited, and I am now experiencing something akin to having one's stomach stretched when they eat large amounts of food, and then in the proceeding days regular meals cannot stifle the hunger pains...

2. Two of my plants died over the Christmas break. It is slightly depressing to arrive home and discover decomposing plants on your desk.

3. I'm making a lot of spelling mistakes tonight. Misspelled words are a personal pet peeve of mine.
Ah well.

Ring the bells that can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
Leonard Cohen

Thanks Leonard. I feel better now.

4. Last night my brother, sister, Chuck and I watched "The Social Network". The dialogue was fast-paced and witty. The logical (generally offensive) eruptions from the main character were well placed. The computer jargon was clearly over my head. But I enjoyed it nevertheless.

5. I'm trying to "force" tulip bulbs. Tulips are my favourite flower ever since I was given a tulip bulb in grade 2, planted it in my front yard, and it bloomed every year despite the hungry deer and my dad's lawn mowing.

6. I played Clue with my siblings this past week. I have a general aversion to board games.I prefer word games such as Scrabble, Balderdash, or Apples to Apples. However my siblings are all logical, left brained creatures, and I am left in the dust whenever they play strategy games such as Risk or Settlers of Catan, etc. Anyway, I decided to face my board game fears and play a game of Clue. Clue is relatively gentle, no countries are dominated in this game, just plain, old-fashioned murder. The game began in a normal manner until Lindsay decided to take a "stab" at guessing who-done-it. As she pulled out the cards, and looked flabbergasted at what was in her hand, I slowly came to the conclusion that I had two of the three cards that she had just guessed, and that I had forgotten all about them, despite the repeated suggestions that Mr. Green had done it in the Living Room. The murder that is.

Whoopsie. At least I tried.