Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Month in Tweets

Lately, Twitter has become a better platform for me to describe what I am feeling/thinking as well as what I am doing. This is partly the reason for my lack of blogging. Why take a larger amount of time writing a blog entry when I can quickly text anything I want to Twitter? It's a quick blurb of no more than 140 characters, and taken together my tweets may also paint a distinct picture of who I am. Since I haven't blogged in about a month, I will try to recount it through my tweets, though I will exclude retweets (those tweets written by others that I post on my page) and one's with links to other websites.

Right wing nut jobs really bother me down to my core. Go tea bag yourselves Tea Party! 10:08 PM Jan 19th (Following the theme of my last post on the same day)

Way to screw me on my bday CTA 1:02 PM Jan 22nd

Empty bottles everywhere, sticky floor, massive hangover and hazy memory. It was a good night. 2:29 PM Jan 23rd

How random is it that a bird just pooped on me? 1:28 PM Jan 25th

Just saw "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus," at the Music Box! Both the venue and the film were fantastic! 7:39 PM Jan 25th

Large influxes of cash are always followed by even larger drains like rent or parking tickets. 1:58 PM Jan 26th

I have a Frankenstein-like computer sitting ominously on my desk. It creeps me out each time I go into my room. 1:09 PM Jan 31st

Dharmageddon! 4:08 PM Feb 2nd

Whenever I enter a library, my mind reminds me that I should sleep in it. 1:57 PM Feb 3rd

"Hello sir! Do you like animals?" "Hate them." 12:14 PM Feb 4th

This bus driver is weaving through cars so fast that I fear for my life! 5:05 PM Feb 7th

Ah! Snow tornadoes at UH! Awesome and dangerous! 7:51 AM Feb 9th

After cramming Old Kingdom Egyptology in your head the entire night with no sleep, you start to think in pyramids. 8:44 AM Feb 9th

When I walk into a bookstore I must restrain myself from buying more than one book. 12:40 PM Feb 12th

I have a car in the city for two hours and I already get a parking ticket? *sigh* 4:50 PM Feb 12th

Hipster dance party - the best way to kick off Valentine's Day! 1:37 PM Feb 14th

Dear UIC, please salt your sidewalks before I break my neck. Thanks. 9:33 PM Feb 15th

These two 9s on my quiz have to be wrong, right? about 24 hours ago

Fat Tuesday and I just gorged down a ton of Mac 'n Cheese. Fitting. about 19 hours ago

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

iTunes Poems

In order to change up the sometimes dull pace of this blog, I thought I would try something different. Technology has been integrated into almost every aspect of modern human life, including my own. I thought that I would let two completely different forms of technology speak for me instead of painting an extremely biased view of myself.

For the first one, I wanted to let my music speak for me since 2005 and onwards. Since I don't have my macbook anymore and I never really used LastFM all that much, I will be going through my iPod in a very unscientific manner and choose ten songs from each year that were important to me or that I listened to a lot. I broke this down into periods of my life, and there is going to be some overlap/errors in this. But taken together they may paint an interesting picture of my life at that specific point.

2005 and before
1. Everybody's Fool - Evanescence
2. Meant To Live - Switchfoot
3. Into the West - Annie Lennox
4. One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces - Ben Folds Five
5. Let's Get Retarded - Black Eyed Peas
6. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
7. I Don't Want to Be - Gavin DeGraw
8. Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
9. All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
10. Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie Minogue
11. All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
12. Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5
13. Pop - *N'SYNC
14. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
15. Through Heaven's Eyes - Prince of Egypt Soundtrack
(Since this covers many years, I allowed myself 15)

1. Exit Music (For A Film) - Radiohead
2. I Bet You Look Good at on the Dance Floor - Artic Monkeys
3. Rockin' the Suburbs - Ben Folds
4. Everytime We Touch - Cascada
5. Hung Up - Madonna
6. I Write Sins Not Tradedies - Panic! At the Disco
7. Sugar We're Going Down - Fall Out Boy
8. Across the Universe - The Beatles
9. What You Waiting For? - Gwen Stefani
10. Only - Nine Inch Nails

1. Move Along - All American Rejects
2. The Way We Get By - Spoon
3. Fidelity - Regina Spektor
4. Painted by Numbers - The Sounds
5. Bruised - Jack's Mannequin
6. Maneater - Nelly Furtado
7. Grace Kelly - MIKA
8. Le Disko - Shiny Toy Guns
9. Take A Bow - Muse
10. Time is Running Out - Muse

1. Let It Be - Across the Universe
2. In My Arms - Kylie Minogue
3. Ironic - Alanis Morrisette
4. Devil Wouldn't Recognize You - Madonna
5. Heard the World - O.A.R.
6. Sick and Tired - Anastacia
7. Damaged - Danity Kane
8. Dead End - The Format
9. Going On - Gnarls Barkley
10. Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap

1. Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
2. You Don't Know Me - Ben Folds
3. I Don't Wanna Be in Love - Good Charlotte
4. You and I Both - Jason Mraz
5. Amazing - Kanye West
6. Just Dance - Lady Gaga
7. Lost Ones - Lauryn Hill
8. Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
9. Electric Feel - MGMT
10. Live Your Life - T.I.

2010 thus far
1. Wake Up - Arcade Fire
2. La Roux - Bulletproof
3. Alejandro - Lady Gaga
4. X-Static Process - Madonna
5. L.E.S. Artistes - Santogold
6. Shove It - Santogold
7. Imagine - Glee Cast and John Lennon
(It's still early in the year)

I wonder what that says about me? Some of those songs are embarrassing and I had to exclude a lot in order to make a top ten for each year. Next post will be a Twitter poem.