If you remember from yesterday’s post, today I was supposed to hang out with my friend, Josh, who lives a hundred miles away. Well, that didn’t happen. For reasons I’m still unaware of, he could not make it into town. So, my entire plan for the day was ruined with by one text message.
I was pretty disappointed that he wasn’t coming, especially since it’s been a couple of months since I last seen him, but I didn’t let it ruin my entire day. I called up Jon and we played some Halo 3 on Xbox Live for the afternoon. It was not a terrible way to spend the afternoon by any means, but it’s not exactly exciting to read about. Fear not, my few blog readers, for I still have something semi-interesting to write about.
Before I begin the interesting part of the blog, I have a quick question: Do you like the blog’s new look? I liked the way that the sky blue background matched the blue theme I’m using for my blog, but this lime green background looks pretty snazzy too. I figured it was time for a change in appearances anyway, as I’ve been using the same background color for the past few months. Also, I added a picture underneath the main title of the blog from one of my recent posts. I think it looks pretty good, but I care more about what you, the readers of this blog, think. So leave a comment on this post telling me what you think about the blog’s aesthetics.
Moving along, let’s talk about music. I love music. Music became a larger part of my life during my Junior year. Earlier, during my Freshman and Sophomore years, I rarely would listen to my iPod. Now, I rarely leave the house without it. I think my increased enthusiasm for listening to and creating music is caused by my relationships with other people. Those relationships could be anything from a close friendship to me simply having a crush on some girl. I’ve found that I listen to music more though when I’m interested in a girl, regardless of whether or not I’m dating her. If I really like a girl, I’ll probably write a few songs about her (my MySpace blog is filled with songs about a girl I had a crush on during my Sophomore year). I’ll also listen to music that reminds me of her, or just songs about relationships. During this time I usually listen to bands like Mayday Parade, All Time Low, Weezer (“Perfect Situation”= song of my life haha), The Audition, Snow Patrol (“Chasing Cars”), and MxPx. I’ll also listen to my usual favorite bands: Green Day, Three Doors Down, Scapegoat Wax and others (some of the previously mentioned bands are also my usual favorites :D). That being said, I listen to many different kinds of music (basically everything aside from classical music).
My friends and I also have our own “theme songs”. No, I don’t mean theme songs like the kind Batman or Superman would have– I’m talking about songs we always listen to whenever we hang out. The newest song we’ve been listening to a lot lately is “Go Cops” by Rucka Rucka Ali, a parody of “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha (WARNING: This song is NSFW* and is full of profanity. If you’re offended by such material, do not click the link!). Jon found it, and now whenever he, Kristin, and I are all together in the car driving somewhere, he always plays this song at least once. Another one of our “theme songs” is “Blueberry Yum Yum” by Ludacris (WARNING: This song could also be considered offensive to prudent ears, so consider yourself warned). Ironically, both of these songs are about smoking weed, and nobody in my group smokes weed. We’re all drug-free. No alcohol, no cigarettes, no weed… we don’t use drugs. Period. We listen to those songs a lot though because we think they’re funny, not because of the messages behind the songs. We also listen to “Handlebars” by the Flobots (this song is “safe”), and other rap songs by T.I., Lil’ Wayne, and Kanye West. Why? I don’t know. But we have a lot of fun listening to these songs, and they bring back good memories from past times when we’ve hung out.
Do you and your friends have any “theme songs” that you guys listen to almost every time you hang out? Let me know in a comment on this post (along with your opinion about the blog’s new look).
That’s all for today. Thanks for reading, and look for a new, event-filled post tomorrow.
* NSFW = Not safe for work.