A few things that have made life worth living in the past week...
Eric D. Snider blogged about a new site called Seriously, So Blessed! I have never seen something that so effectively and snarkily parodies the "Mormon Princess" culture. There's a "Breaking Dawn" countdown in the side bar and multiple exclamation points. The clique mind-set is expressed by the fact that it's written by Tiffany/Amber/Megan/Nicole who is married to Jordan/Jason/Wes/Taylor.
I have a date to the zoo tonight. This is exciting because a) I haven't been on a date in a good long while and b) I have this love of the zoo that exceeds that of your average 21-year-old. And probably your average 8-year-old, which is saying something. I don't know the guy very well, but I'm planning on having a blast.
Pandora, step aside! A friend directed me to ruckus.com. It's a free music download service for college students. I don't know if it works for alumni, but you do need access to an .edu email account.
Cons: It requires its own player and the site is inundated with ads. You can't burn the music and they won't play on iPods. Not all music is available that you might want. (Really, ruckus? No Dog Problems?)
Pros: It's extremely quick to get set-up and oh yeah, 100% FREE. The selection is actually quite wide-spread. Since Wednesday, I have downloaded something like 75 albums. (That is a completely accurate number.) There may have been tears of joy shed when I finally was able to download Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.
I worked out plans for going home for Independence Day. I have a history of really crappy Fourth of Julys, but I think this year will be perfect.
3 weeks until graduation! I've been receiving emails with all the nitty gritty details. I'm so ready to be done.
I just watched the Girlfriends and Boyfriends episode of Freaks and Geeks. I'd seen the Nick/Lindsey basement scene lots of times before (you know which one), but to see it completely in context? Beyond belief good. I haven't fallen this hard for a show in a long time.