Song of the Moment

- absent for the moment -

Monday, July 11, 2011

Mumford & Sons is the new SotM

These guys are currently my favorite band out there, and this (the song of the moment) is one of my favorite songs by them.  It builds very nicely and deserves a few minutes of your time.  Give it a listen!

In other news, I have finished my first year of medical school.  This is a happy thing.  The summer involves enjoying time with Jess, playing video games, catching up on tv shows and movies, and doing research at the children's hospital.  I don't know that it will involve much blogging (beyond the Chick-fil-a post that I promised everyone), but we'll see.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Nedroid (because I'm lazy and it made me laugh)

The blog is still here, friends, but my time to attend to it is not.  In the meantime, enjoy this wonderful comic.

As always, a billion thanks to Nedroid for making my night last night.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Hush Sound!

Surprise, school is busy.  Due to preparing for an exam remediation and a bit of rejiggering of priorities (still working on that), the blog has taken a bit of a back seat.  But here's some music to enjoy!

All three tracks are by one of my current favorite bands, The Hush Sound.  I have to thank my sister, Mandy, for introducing me to this group.  Heavy use of piano, male and female vocalists, and a very peppy sound--what's not to love?  The female lead is Greta Salpeter, and I love her semi-smoky voice, which is why these particular three tracks made it in.  Break the Sky, the 3rd track, is probably the best of the bunch--if you just listen to one of the songs, make it that one.

Sadly, the group is currently on hiatus while Greta and the male lead (Bob Morris) pursue their own solo projects: Gold Motel and Debate Team.  I will investigate them both to see what I think.  Rumor has it that there will be one last reunion show in Chicago in December.  Seeing as Illinois is no longer as far away as it used to be, do I smell a road trip?

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday, friends.  It's been a good day--church, 3 hour nap, and a yummy dinner with friends (more to come on that).  I leave you with this as I go to bed and get ready for another exam week.  It more or less approximates what I looked like when I started dating Jess.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Inception picture

So this picture has been making me laugh a lot, both today and a few weeks ago when I first saw it.  Please enjoy.  FYI, it actually doesn't have anything to do with Inception, but the screen captures are from the movie.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Things We Saw at the Pumpkin Show

  • A pumpkin weighing over 1600 lbs.
  • A replica of the world's largest pumpkin pie.
  • More food vendor stands than things to see and do (aside from people-watching).
  • Some friends from our ward.
  • A fat guy saying, "I want sum' funnel cake."
  • Some scary looking carnies (and some normal looking ones, too)
  • Girls dancing to Irish music.  Either they had all slept with tight curlers the night before, or their teacher went wig-happy.
  • A castle house.
  • A handful of spaces in mouths where teeth should have been, but weren't.
  • Pumpkin chili and pumpkin sloppy joes burgers.  And pumpkin waffles, and pumpkin bread, cookies, cake, pie, etc.
  • Delicious mini pumpkin donuts, only $3.50 a bag (heaven, especially when fresh from the oil)
  • A nice lady running the mini donut stand, who recognized me when I came back an hour later for another back.  Yes, they are just that good.
  • A 3-mile long line of traffic waiting to get off the freeway to attend the Pumpkin Show--fortunately we noticed these as we were headed the opposite direction on our way home.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Last week was my 150th blog post (yay.), and to celebrate, I provide you with this most excellent picture.

Yep, it's Darth Vader on a chipmunk.  That about sums it up.

(Thanks, Giz, and good work Powerpig on Flickr)