Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rushed out list of fresh beats from 2005

Ok, I keep wanting to post. I start writing, get distracted, and never finish. So before I even start talking about stuff, I'm going to make a list of songs I like and no matter where I stop writing, I'm posting this much at least. Making that promise to myself.

Ghosts in empty houses - Jukebox the Ghost
Half Crazy - Jukebox the Ghost
Hey Julie - Fountain of Wayne
Snails - The Format (Fun fact: Former band of Nate Ruess, lead singer of Fun)
Stay Awake - Julia Nunes
Something Salty, Something Sweet - River City Extension
The Death of You and Me - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Sofa Song - The Kooks
Cigarettes in the Theatre - Two Door Cinema Club
Bicycles - The Maccabees
Shout - Donora
A Satellite, Stars and an Ocean Behind You - The Submarine
Treasure - Bruno Mars (Ok, this song is obviously very popular and me liking it doesn't say much... but it's still catchy damnit)

There. Some of my favorite songs of the last couple months. I think you should listen to them, but I'm so guy on the internet. Not your mom. I can't make you do anything.

But anyways, things have been kinda...... ummm... I don't know. Not boring Just.... simple? I guess thats right. I wake up suuuppppper early (like 3am early), move boxes and stock stuff, and I'm done before 10 am. I go home and usually take a much needed nap, and then just sit around most of the day. I'm not bored or anything. I just don't get out much. :( I should do something about that.

And don't think that I'm depressed or anything. Things are simple for me and I like simple. Nothing confusing or worrysome in my life. (Though i know complicated things will find a way in, as they usually do). So I hope the simpleness stays for a while and I can get some time to relax.

Ok and TOP 5 SONGS RIGHT NOW

1. Stay Awake - Julia Nunes : I can't explain why this song is so damn catchy but I love it so much. Maybe I'm sympathizing with the lack of sleep thing.

2. Snails - The Format : Lyrics. I love these lyrics. And anyone who has turned on a radio in the last 2 years should know that Nate Ruess has a great voice.

3. Something Salty, Something Sweet - River City Extension : This song wins for having such an upbeat tempo.

4. A Satellite, Stars and an Ocean Behind You - The Submarines : I just found this song today. I'm positive that with a bit of time this song would of topped this list, and I think I'm going to be listening to this band a bit more in the future.

5. Bicycle - The Maccabees : Catchy. Upbeat. I think you've figured out the pattern by now.

There, pretty much finished a complete post. Happy now people who don't actually really pay attention to this?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Poorly written somewhat incoherent rambling about music from a guy who should go to bed already.

Honestly, this week has been tough for me. Stress gets pretty high around this point in the year. Anyways, I'm looking forward to blowing off some steam this weekend with some friends coming into town for some good times.

And I'm looking forward to this.

Yes I rather enjoy just writing to some people who don't know me. Well, some of you probably know me. It doesn't matter. Lets just get to what you all came here for...

I actually don't know why you're here. But I'm gonna talk about some more music. It's funny to think about how much my tastes have changed lately. I used to almost never listen to indie music. Heck, I remember those high school days of listening to Fall Out Boy and All American Rejects. Listening mostly to popular music. Speaking of FOB, I'm getting a nice hit of nostalgia with their new album. It's rather nice. But I'm going to go ahead and talk about some other songs I like though, like...

1. Camera One by Josh Joplin Group: Want to talk about nostalgia? Scrubs. Scrubs was a fantastic show. It was funny, it was touching, and damn it if it didn't have some good music. I could of made a whole playlist of music from that show. This song probably would of led all those songs. Kudos to Zach Braff for just knowing some good artist. Speaking of Zach Braff...

2. Someday by The Cary Brothers: So I was on reddit one day... or was it twitter? I was on something and I saw that Mr. Braff had started a kickstarter for a new movie he wanted to make. (Sidenote: He's raised about 1.7 million for that movie in 2 days, just from random people on the internet supporting him. Crazy) Anyways, watching his appeal to us peoples of the internet, I heard this song on it and made a note to listen to it. It's good stuff.

I guess I'm in a Zach Braff-y mood. I've even started rewatching some scrubs lately. Weird.

3. Always Where I Need to Be by The Kooks: The Kooks have been one of my favorite indie bands since I hit my indie kick. Them and The Wombats have always pretty much been my top 2. This is just a continuation of that kick. They make me happy. :)

4. Hurry Hurry by Air Traffic Controller: This song kinda reminds me of Be My Monster by Sleeper Agent. (Side Note on that song, I was right last week in that if I had waited a couple more days to post something, it would of been at the top of the list.) Anyways, this song just feels kind of weird. I don't know. I'm really bad at describing these songs. I really do think they're all good. They're all definitely worth a listening to.

5. Angels by The Xx: Ok. I had a lot trouble thinking of a way to describe this band. I looked up some stuff on them trying to figure out the right words for them when I came across the best description I could think of. Atmospheric. Make sense? No. You're probably going to hate these guys then. These guys have very moody and soulful music. If that isn't what you're into, you're aren't going to like them. Which is fine, everyone is entitled to their own style. This is a style I like.

Ok. This post isn't very good. I can acknowledge that. I'm tired. It's 3 am and I should go to bed. Yet I wanted to write. Sometimes, it's very relieving to write some stuff down. Even stuff about music that 95 percent of people don't care about. Sleep is nice too though. I'm going to do that too. But I think whoever you are, person reading this, you should go do something that'll make you happy. Even if it's as simple as lying in the grass and looking up at the clouds. Cause I think I'm going to do that. Not now. It's night. I'm going to sleep like a normal person. But maybe tomorrow. Maybe in two days. I'll take a moment to relax in a nice patch of grass.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Some more songs that I like, a willful admission that I don't want snow anymore.

It's the middle of April and it's snowing...

That isn't right.
The sun is supposed to be out. It supposed to be warm. I'm supposed to be playing frisbee with friends. 
And alas, I'm inside. Writing another blog post. I spent the last week or so doing a big giant essay for english class. It wasn't too much fun. However, now that I have submitted it, I feel like writing for fun. I rather do enjoy writing just for me. To not have any restrictions or guidelines. I can mkae tihs sneentce as wong as I wnat and no 1 can say anythang. I can talk about whatever I want to talk about.

Like music. God do I love music. It's amazing how a good song can put a smile on my face even when I'm not feeling super duper awesome sauce. So here is a list of songs that put a big fat dumb smile on my face. Just a quick note, none of the songs on my previous list will be mentioned here. I still love all those songs previously mentioned, but this is just for songs I've recently discovered, like:

1. Synthesizers by Butch Walker and The Black Widows: Now this song is really great except for one part. The opening line. I hate the opening like. "Everybody's writing songs with synthesizers, but I don't have a synthesizer." fkl;jafsdklajflsdj I nearly ragequit this song every time I hear that line. It just feels like bad songwriting when you're rhyming synthesizer with synthesizer.

Random person reading this blog: But Tim, you have admitted to in the past liking such musical acts as Justin Bieber and Kesha who often have lyrics that rhyme baby with baby and other horrible things like that.

Me: Fair point random person reading this blog, but I'm not listening to those artists because they are create great lyrics. They make addicting beats. And damn it all if I don't love a good beat.

Random person: You like Bieber?

Me: I mean, he's an incredible douche, but "Top 40 hits are top 40 for a reason, they're catchy." -Dipper Pines

That all said, this song does have some good lyrics after that. And hey, damn it all if I don't love a good beat. And I think this song has a pretty good beat.

2. Death of Communication by Company of Theives: This isn't exactly one of those songs I skip to. It's catchy. It has good lyrics. Yet this song is more for when you're angry or upset and you just want to scream. I guess that's why all those angsty teenagers are listening to screamo-heavy-metal-making-your-ear-bleed music. Of course I still need those lyrics and beat to listen to it. Sorry Insane Clown Possy. I still won't listen to you.

3. Honey, Let Me Sing You a Song by Matt Hires: Is Matt Hires even really indie? He seems incredibly similar to Gavin Degraw. Not that Gavin Degraw is bad. Well, I didn't much care for his last single, that not over you song. But I loved those in love with a girl and i don't want to be songs. Even though those two songs were practically the same beat. It was a good beat. Anyways, back to Matt Hires. He's good. This song is good. Listen to it.

4. Be My Monster by Sleeper Agent: This song I just found two nights ago. I haven't listened to it a lot, however if I had waited two more days to write this, this song probably would of been higher on the list if I had gotten a few more listens in. I don't really know what to compare it to. So far, I've been subconsciously comparing each of these songs to some other random band. Well I guess this song is kinda all over the place. It doesn't have just one beat. It keeps changing. Kinda like me. I guess I like that.

5. Blue Eyes by Middle Brother: This song kinda covers my twangy country that I'm slowly getting into. Don't get me wrong, I still refuse to like most country. But this song does good. I feel kinda weird that a lot of these songs I like are about a guy trying to win a girl's heart. I guess I enjoy winning hearts.

Well that's it for now. It's easier if I don't wait multiple months to include songs in my top 5 cause then I don't have to do honorable mentions every time. Maybe I'll do more of this. Well have a good day internet. I'm gonna go walk home.

*looks outside at snow*

Yay.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Baker's Dozen of Songs I Like and More: A Small Insight Into My Mind

It's pretty late on a Saturday night and I don't know why, but I came back and looked at some blog stuff. I feel kinda stupid looking at the stuff I posted 2 years ago. The stuff I posted last year too. I almost feel like a senile old man yelling at kids who look ridiculous in those baggy clothes. Except the kids are me in the past and the clothes are my old blog posts. Wait, this comparison is starting to feel equally ridiculous. Guess I can't really escape from who I am.

But the thing is, I have changed. I mean, everyone does. Someone once told me that when I left college, I wouldn't even recognize who I was my freshman year. Well I'm a junior now and I feel so different from who I was. I guess we all have changed a lot since 3 years ago. And yet, I know more changes are coming. Do we ever stop changing? I hope not. It's hard to explain, but I don't like things being so predictable. I don't want people to always know what I'm going to do next.

So can you guess what I'm gonna do next?

A list of my favorite songs right now.

Why?

God, do I love lists. I love statistical rankings saying this thing is better than that thing. The great thing about my tastes in music is that they are always changing. So the list always changes. Whereas two months ago I was listening to a whole bunch of Two Door Cinema Club, now I'm listening to...

1. Restless Heart by Matt Hires: If you were to be in a band, and the band's goal was, "Make a song that Tim will fall in love with" (It's an unusual goal, but I'm not one to tell you what your band should do), then let me give you one piece of advice. Make a song I can skip to. A song that I will dance to on the sidewalk to class in the morning and not care who sees me. I know this song is about a pretty girl who breaks the heart of our hero Matt, who in turn, decides that he wouldn't let her break his heart anymore. (There's a 75 percent chance I'm wrong about at least some of that) Yet this song has such an addicting beat that I listen to it over and over again. Everywhere I go, I listen to this. And I love it.

2. San Francisco by The Mowgli's: A lot of what was said in the above song (addicting beat, skipping, blah blah blah) can apply to this song. However, the other great thing about this song is the lyrics. I'm in love with love. God damn is that true for me. Say what you will, but I love love. The idea of something binding us together. If any of you know me decently well, you'll know that I want pretty much everyone to love me. Maybe not love. That's a little much, but I want everyone to like me. Lyke, if you were to see me and lyke, not know anything about me, your first impression would be, if I got to know that person, I would probably like him. I'm getting weird again aren't I? Really though, this song is about the fact that love is what makes us special. The people who love us, and the people we love.

3. Dear Life by Ross Copperman: Now feel free to correct me on this song if you wanna, but I'm 78 percent sure that this song is about a guy who is giving up on life. His life is in shambles and at the very end of the song, he's saying he'll get through (Dear Life, I know I'll find my way). Now I know that this song was not at all difficult to dissect, but I really like that meaning. You'd be surprised how the happy go lucky guy (Me) isn't actually as happy as his shell shows. So when life does suck, I know I'll find my way. I know things will be better. And I will love those better days.

4. Jump into the Fog by The Wombats: About a week ago, this song was at number 1 on my list. This song is really fantastic lyrically. And for all intents and purposes, The Wombats are my favorite band right now.  So this song can be interpreted a lot of different ways I think. It could be about a 1 night stand with a prostitute (What a great achievement it was to get a hotel room this late... You don't look that hygienic anyways) It could be about getting into a relationship with someone that you've already failed with and hoping you don't get hurt as much this time (So jump into the fog, I just hope it's your bones that shatter, not mine). It could be about fog (fog). Well, it's probably the second one. At least I think so. And as someone who never seems to date someone just once, it's comforting to hope that the second (or third... or sixth) time won't hurt as much if it ends.

5. Kill the Director by The Wombats: Welp. This was a tough one. There is honestly like 10 songs that could of made this spot. In fact, I've just decided that I'll add a honorable mention area for those songs that could of made it here. So why did this song beat all those others. Well, catchy beat (see 1) and lyrics that I love. (I've met someone who makes me feel seasick. Oh what a skill to have, oh what a skill to have so many skills that make her distinctive). And a song that calls itself out as sounding like an angst-y teenage band, sounds pretty alright to me. Again, this is another song that would of been on top of this list about a month ago.

Honorable mention:
What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club
Undercover Martyn - Two Door Cinema Club
Anna Sun - Walk the Moon (side note: A band named walk the moon with a song about a sun. There's a joke in there but I don't got it.)
Naive - The Kooks
Take a Walk - Passion Pit
Heart Skipped a Beat - The Xx
How'd You Like That - The Kooks
Techno Fan - The Wombats
The King and All of his Men - Wolf Gang
Jilted Lovers and Broken Hearts - Brandon Flowers
Whirring - The Joy Formidable (But only the first 3 minutes of this song. This isn't a live version. You don't need a 4 minute outro.)
Waiting for my Chance to Come - Noah and The Whales (I just may go back and put this song in my top 5 cause this is such a good song IMO (in my opinion))
Sometime Around Midnight - The Airbourne Toxic Event
Itchin on a Photograph - Grouplove (These guys get bonus points for having my favorite album title: Never Trust a Happy Song)
Changing - The Airbourne Toxic Event
Shake Me Down - Cage the Elephant
Up in the Clouds - Darwin Deez (Damn it, maybe I should of made this a top ten list.)
Turn on Me - The Shins
Two Doors Down - Mystery Jets
End of a Spark - Tokyo Police Club (That's it. I'm definitely making some revisions to this list.)
Zoo - Dog is Dead
Reptilla - The Strokes
Girls Like You - The Naked and Famous
See the Sun - The Kooks
Bambi -Tokyo Police Club (I think I have a thing for Clubs. I don't know why)
Books from Boxes - Maximo Park
The Swimming Song - Vetiver
Forever - Matt Hires

Ummm.. ok. That's it. I think. I mean. That's all I know right now. All these songs are very good. I chose these songs because these songs would of been in my top 5 at some point in the last few months. I thought there would only be ten-ish when I started. Boy was I wrong. Anyways, let me revise the list to include the more accurate list of songs I like right now.
1. Restless Heart - Matt Hires
2. San Francisco - The Mowgli's
3. Dear Life - Ross Copperman
4. Jump into the Fog - The Wombats
5. Kill the Director - The Wombats
6. Waiting for My Chance to Come - Noah and The Whales
7. Up in the Clouds - Darwin Deez
8. End of a Spark - Tokyo Police Club
9. What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club
10. Take a Walk - Passion Pit

Ok. I think that's ok...

11. Changing - The Airbourne Toxic Event.

I should stop now.

12. Itchin on a Photograph - Grouplove

Ok. Twelve is a good number to stop on. A dozen.

13. Anna Sun - Walk the Moon

OK. I'M STOPPING RIGHT NOW. WE CAN CALL THIRTEEN A BAKERS DOZEN AND THAT'LL WORK. I'M PUTTING IT IN THE TITLE NOW.

Oh, and if you haven't noticed, rather than putting this in a nice neat orderly fashion that's much easier for you to understand, what you are seeing is the thought process I went through as I wrote this. It's a little bit more disorientating for you, the reader, but welcome to my mind nowadays. It's kind of all over the place. Anyways, Imma go to bed now. If you've read this far, you've earned a treat. Go cook yourself a brownie. You've earned it.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I don't need an excuse like March for madness. I can do that anytime.

I just realized how wrong my banner is on this blog. I don't have too much time on my hands anymore. My days are quite filled now that I have a girlfriend. This certainly isn't a bad thing. I enjoy being around her. However, you readers suffer more because of this. I'm quite sure you all worship me. (I'm taking the cocky Sean approach. Has it been 2 years yet? He needs to get back here already.)

So as some of you may or may not know, I have a job. I know how shocking this must be to some of you. What, with me being such a rebel, I just don't seem like the type who can hold down a steady job. Well I work for a company called Cat Callers. What we do is call Alumni and try to get donations. It's a great job that pays pretty decently. If any of you ISU students are looking for a job, call them up. There are posters all over the campus with the number to call on there. They are almost always hiring. (and if you do call them, tell them Tim told you to do this. I get a bonus (does it make me a terrible person to use my blog to try and make money (I still miss Sean))).

Gee, now I feel like I have nothing left to talk about involving my life. So now I need something to talk about on this blog. So get ready for

MY TOP 5 FAVORITE SHOWS RIGHT NOW

Just some ground rules, this isn't my top 5 favorite shows of all time. This isn't the 5 shows that I think are the funniest or the most dramatic. These are just the 5 shows I LIKE the most that I am regularly watching right now. So sorry to my office friends, but I am too far behind on that to count it on my list.

5. Sportscenter- Oh my gawd, I love sports. I even love sports I don't love. I love pretty much anything on ESPN. Even when they do bowling and billards, but there's something truly special about everything important in sports being crammed into one hour.

4. How I Met Your Mother- This show just has a path to my heart. NPH man. NPH. This show also is probably the only show I actually like with a laugh track.

3. Futurama- I overlooked this show 7 years ago during its original run. I just thought it was a cheap knockoff of The Simpsons. However it is actually a quality show that has made a fan out of me. Also, having every episode on Netflix has helped its cause. (on a side note, I absolutely love Netflix. Thank you Alecia's parents for getting it.)

2. Tosh.0- Who would of thought a show starring my favorite comedian would be so high on this list? I mean sure it's incredibly unoriginal, a Talk Soup spinoff making fun of videos on the internet, how many shows are there like that? However, this one has Dan Tosh so suck it you other shows.

1. Glee- Yes. Glee. I'm a Glee-tard. I base my entire week around Glee. Obviously the show still isn't as good as it was back in season 1, but I still love it. I can't wait for next weeks episode. I can't wait for any episode of Glee for that matter. I always check which songs they are doing ahead of time, just because i love it so much. Glee, glee, glee, glee, glee, glee, glee. I love Glee.

So there you have it. My top 5 shows. That doesn't mean I don't like other shows. And i know some of you are gonna throw a hissy fit as soon as you see this list, whatever, I don't really care. Anyways, I think that will do for now. Keep it real peeps.

(We Miss You Sean)

From a hotel floor in Bozeman, 
Tim

Monday, February 28, 2011

Back by unpopular demand: If you find something better on the internet to read, ask for a full refund. (You won't get it)

Hello Carl. (I just blew some lucky guy's mind) Anyways, I decided it's time for me to get the old blog going again. I guess watching a lot of friends with blogs made me want to do some blogging too. So here I am, telling you what to do with your life. GO RIDE A CIRCUS RIDE!!!!

Anyways, before I stopped writing last, I began writing a post. For your viewing pleasure, here is what I had started writing. Should give you a rough time guess as to when I was writing it:



So it's been quite a while since I last posted. I know a lot of you are disappointed with me. Seeing as it's so important that I stay up to date with my blog. I'll make sure that doesn't happen again. (who are we kidding? we both know I'm going to have long delays between certain posts.)

So since my last post I had thanksgiving break. During that break, I did a lot of things. Mostly consisting of seeing Alecia and Sean. It sucked knowing it was going to be the last time I saw him for two years. He will be missed. However, our last days together were spent playing video games and watching The Office. We all know that's how we wanted to spend our last days together.

Meanwhile, I got to visit Alecia a lot. We made a gingerbread house, met her family, and watched movies for a while. One movie we watched together was The Expendables. So get ready for another

SPOILER ALERT.

Slyvester Stalone kills a lot of people. Things blow up. I just ruined the movie for you.

And she got to meet my friends and family. It was a good week. Up until our return to ISU. We returned on Sunday the 28th of November. There was a terrible snowstorm that day. We got about halfway through the trip before hitting the snow. We spun out shortly after that. We did about a 720 in spins. Not an actual 720, but we kept fishtailing back and forth that in the end totaled about a 720. That was scary. Then we reached a standstill. Apparently there was a crash. When we got up there, we saw the cars. And there were body bags. Also terrifying. Then, awhile later, A car in front of us started fishtailing. So we had to drive into a snowbank in order to avoid crashing into them. We were stuck there for a little bit but for some reason 



And that's all I had written. If you want to know how that story ended, we were in the snowbank when this random mexican (were they mexican? It's been so long I can't really remember.) family came up to us and towed us out. I've never been bossed around by an 8 year old before (at least not since I was 12), but that little kid knew what he was doing. That drive took about 6 hours. It was awful. Never drive to Pocatello in the snow. You'll regret it.

Anyways, if you want to know what I've been up to since I last posted, I've been watching a lot of tv. Hanging out with Alecia a lot (a lot a lot). Took a trip down to Provo last weekend. Quite the guys weekend. Jared taught me how to play League of Legend, I taught him how to not suck at Tetris Battle. Don't know if he took the advice. Saw Harry Potter 7 twice this weekend. Brings my total up to 5 times for that movie. Making it the movie I've seen the most in theatres. Beating Fantastic Mr. Fox (who had 3 viewings). I also started playing Fable 2 on my roommates xbox a bit.

Anyways, I think that's all I have to say for now. BECOME MIKE TYSON'S AGENT!!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Harry Potter, Harry Potter, OH EM GEEZ, it's Harry freakin' Potter

I recently discovered how to check stats on my blog. I can see how many people have viewed my blogs, which posts have been the most popular, and what item they were using to check my blog. Out of the many page views I have gotten, 1 single view came from an Ipad. To that person who viewed me via ipad, wtf? why would you buy an ipad? I have a better idea, mail me the 400 bucks it cost to buy that thing, or you could just mail me the ipad. My golf swings have been slicing a bit lately. I could use some practice. (Tosh.0 fans will get that one)

So, this past weekend, I went to the premiere of Harry Potter. It was quite the experience. So that's what I'll be talking about in this weeks

SPOILER ALERT.

Anyways, you've been warned. So don't complain about me ruining this movie. The books should of pretty much done that. 

So first off, I attended this movie at carmike cinemas in Pocatello. We were in theatre 7 (cause someone just has to be in an odd numbered theatre). We got there about two hours before midnight. Ended up playing Solitare on our ipods for a while before my sister showed up with her friend artie (or R.D.? I don't really know...). They show up, and midnight rolls around and they show some previews for some movies. Which is unfortunate cause I believe a midnight premiere... should have a movie start at midnight. Am I crazy for thinking that? God I hope not. So that was boring until the preview for Cowboys and Aliens showed up. That preview was a joke... right? 

Anyways, at 12:25 the movie finally starts. They start off with the scene where Harry says goodbye to the Dursleys. Which was a very good scene in the book cause Harry and Dudley sort of make up which I thought was rather nice. However, they completely cut that scene out of the movie. The Dursleys are just like "see ya later harry. Good luck saving the world." Freakin Dursleys.

Anyways, right after this, the Order comes to move Harry and he releases Hedwig into the night. Which I was soooo ready to call Bull**** on. Fortunately, they brought Hedwig back to take a hit for Harry. Which I thought was a rather nice way to die. Rather than just Hedwig flopping around in his cage and some death eater's wand just happens to drift lazily to the left to hit his cage. 

Next scene, everyone is at the burrow. Lupin comes up to ask Harry Potter a question on Harry Potter trivia. He gets it right, which impressed me. Cause if my 8th grade teacher asked me what pet he had in his class the first time I went there, no way in hell I'd remember. I'm proud of HP for keeping up on his HP trivia knowledge. Next everyone returns to the burrow. George has his ear blown off. Makes his 'hole-y" joke. Haha. Big laugh. Then *bam* (insert Tim slamming his hands against a hard surface) Bill just comes up and drops the bombshell."Mad-eye is dead." Followed by such a long pause.  I'm sure everyone in that room with Bill is thinking 'hey, we were enjoying that joke. Thanks for ruining the moment. ***hole."

Next, the big cock-block scene. By the way, for those of you at home keeping track, we are only like fifteen minutes into the movie. So Harry is all pimped out the day of the wedding. Then, Ginny comes up with her back exposed (s-c-a-n-d to the a to the l-o-u-s). She asks Harry to zip her up. He does, and then they start makking (which means kissing for those of you who haven't learned tim-speak yet). Then George does some pro-sneaking around and winds up near them. Harry and Ginny, so lost in the moment, don't notice him for a little while till they look over and see him enjoying the sight. At which point, I got mad at George. Harry is about to go off and save the world. All he wants is a little action from his girl and George has to go ruin that. Bad george. That is not cool.

Oh boy, I almost forgot about this scene (by the way, I'm writing this in parts over the last week). So Ron leaves. Shocker. I know. Hermione is really sad. What does Harry do now? Dances with her. Everyone in the theatre is confused. "I don't remember this part in the book." No one actually says that. We're all thinking it. Then the song ends. Harry and Hermione share an awkward look. Then she walks away. I thought she was gonna go in for the kiss. Nah. She just goes away. Not like he's gonna save the world or anything. You couldn't give him a little peck on the cheek? Real nice. Of course that would of proven Ronnie's suspicions that they were close, but I don't care about that. I'm team Harry f***ing Potter.

So then some fighting and explosions happen. I don't really want to talk about those moments. I just want to get the moments that I find either humorous or freaky. The next scene I really care about is the horcrux scene. So Ronnie the bear returns saves Harry Potter from drowning. Thanks for that. Then Ron tries to destroy the horcrux and it explodes into this freaky smoke thing. Then a ghost Harry and a ghost Hermione emerge from the smoke trying to convince Ron that he'll fail. These ghosts are fully clothed while they are doing this. Then it cuts to a shot of Ron. Then it cuts back to the ghosts and they are naked and making out. It's tasteful naked. You can't see anything bad. The fog covers it up. Then Ron slices through it and that's it for naked ghost Harry and naked ghost Hermione. Needless to say, that scene freaked me out.

Finally, Dobby's death scene. Yes. It was sad. Portrayed really well. Almost as sad as Toy Story 3 was for me. Not quite crying but watered up the eyes. I can't believe I'm saying this but it was way sadder than the Dumbledore death was in the movie. Not in the book though. Dumbledore's death in the book was the only time I've ever cried reading a book. Sad stuff.

So yeah, that's Harry Potter 7 for you. Thank you for not sending hate mail about this. I know I probably have a terrible opinion. On I final note, I wish some of my best friends, Sean, Rob, Matt, and Mr. Kennedy the best wishes. Suffered a recent crash that sounded pretty terrifying but they're fine now. Anyways, keep it real. Thanks for reading. I'll see you when I see you.

From home sweet home,
Timmy D.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cyanide, Happiness, and Harry Potter

Boy, Philly is just destroying Washington. I only bring this up cause that's what I'm watching right now. It is rather funny. Michael Vick must have become a lot better in prison. I also wonder if going to rehab gave Eminem super powers. Why might I ask this? Look at the videos for Love the Way You Lie and Not Afraid. In Not Afraid, He freakin flies. In Love the Way You Lie, he lights on fire. He's got super powers people. And I'm Not Afraid of him. (Don't you Love the Way I Lie?) Anyways, lets take a look at recent things that have happened to me.

First off, Harry Potter. As most of you know, Harry Potter 7.1 comes out in just a few days. I, of course, am going to the midnight premiere. I mean, it's exciting. I've watched the first 4 harry potters over the last 5 days. We took a day off to watch The Other Guys. Which was a hilarious movie. Tonight, once Alecia gets back from her band banquet, we'll watch the 5th one. Tomorrow, the 6th one. Then on Wednesday, we're going to see Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Which I've already seen once, but I'm told it's even better the second time. Then on Thursday we'll head down to Carmike Cinemas to see HP 7-1. You excited for me? Cause I'm excited for me.

Next, classes. Classes aren't exactly too challenging this semester. But there are some entertaining parts of classes. For example, the other day in English, We had an argument about whether or not Marijuana should be legalized and this one girl, I think her name was Abbi or Addi. Can't remember for sure. Anyways, she tried to justify her argument by saying it was organic. Which got me to laugh for a good 90 seconds.

Our football team is continuing it's downward spiral to terrible-ness. We lost 45-17 against Sacremento State. 1-9 now. Our last game is at Eastern Washington. So we're basically screwed. However, our head coach got fired. Maybe we'll get lucky in our last game Like the cowboys did and win a game after firing their head coach.

Anyways, I think that's all there is to talk about right now. I'm coming home on Friday. Looking forward to seeing my old friends again. And maybe you guys will get a chance to meet some of my new friends.

From a labtop that isn't mine,
Tim Davis

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

With apologies to loyal ones, week 11 is here

Wow. It's been way to long since my last post. I apologize to my many many followers. I have had a no free time these past few weeks. Why? Because my friend, Alecia Lee Stauffer has been taking up all my free time to hang out, do math, and watch movies. So who has suffered from this? You, my loyal followers... and my grades somewhat. We don't go to bed early. Anyways, now to talk about life.
First, I got to go home a couple of weekends ago. First time I've been there in about 2 months. Lets sum it up like this. I got home around 5 30 on Friday. Ate dinner with the family, showed my parents an episode of the Simpson's that featured flight of the Concords, went to Linder Farms with Jacquie, went to Sean's house and watched The Office for a long time. Then we hung out in front of Sean's house talking for about an hour and a half, then Marcus drove me home and we talked for another 90 minutes. Ending my Friday. (quite the run-on sentence).

Saturday, I woke up, ate breakfast, went to the mall with Addy so she could get a hair cut. Then I played frisbee with some of the old team. Followed by a trip to Wendy's. Then back to Sean's house for Modern Warfare 2 and Great Dalmuti. Great night. Then Addy and I returned to the house and watched The Incredibles. Then we went to bed and when we woke up on Sunday, we spent most of the day watching tv. Fun stuff. And now I'm back at ISU. Quite the weekend. For anyone at ISU, did you know you take exit 69 to get here? I saw that on the trip back. I got a dirty mind.

In other news, ISU's all star football team managed to lose another close one. This one was actually close. 13-16 against Weber State. Then last weekend, we actually managed to get to overtime against Montana State. However, Montana State would win it on their first play on offense. It was... pathetic... to say the least. Now we're 1-7 and just... just terrible.
In my classes, (at least the ones I manage to pull myself out of bed for) I am growing more and more bored. I can barely focus in Bio most days. However, two of my classes ended (college learning strategies & frisbee). So I have a lot more time to nap. This is fortunate, especially since I'm pretty sure my college learning strats teacher hates me. And all because on an assignment about time, I put "this class" as a time waster.
I suppose the only class where I'm really entertained is English. Most recently, because of this discussion we had the other day. We were talking about the sizes of cities near pocatello. Someone said that Pocatello had about 50,000 people, and then the teacher asked, "Is that including Chubbick?" The girl who sits next to me (no idea what her name is) immediately says, "No! We are our town." And it surprised me how much pride she has in her town. Coming from a girl who has not said more than 3 sentences in the first 8 weeks.

This last week has been rather exciting. First, I pulled an all nighter with Alecia. I still don't know why. We were having one of those really great conversations (the ones that you don't want to end). Next thing you know, it's 3:30 and she says "We're past the point of no return. No point in going to bed now." I could still easily get 5 hours of sleep and make it to my first class, but she insists we do the all the nighter. So we went to Winco to get muffins and Amps (The breakfast of champions) Then we listened to some Dan tosh until we were about ready to fall asleep. Then we went to our respective floors, took showers and got ready, and went to our first class... which was the only class I went to that day. I took a long nap afterwards and did not return to any other class.

So that was an adventure. Then this last weekend was Halloween. So on Saturday, we watched some scary movies. Such as Dead Silence and Paranormal Activity. And of course I still have scars from it. how does a scary movie give you scars? Well certain people get so terrified by these movies that they drive their nails into the nice guy sitting next to them. (you know who you are... and so does probably everyone else). Then on Sunday, we shot a short film for James' youtube page. here's the link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1msm8Z1Qxs
Feel free to check it out. I make a short cameo in it. Then after that, while still in make-up, me and Alecia took Felicia trick or treating. It was her first time trick or treating... ever. What kind of (almost) 19 year old hasn't been trick or treating? So that was fun. In retrospect, we should of stopped by my sister's house. Apparently no one came to her house the whole night. So we could of gotten tons of candy. But that was fun. Then we watched silence of the lambs until we went to bed.

So this is all of the most exciting stuff that has happened in the last few weeks. Again, sorry for taking so long to post this stuff for you, my o' so loyal followers. I hope it won't take this long ever again... but it probably will.

With hot cheese burns on his arm and neck,
Tim Davis

Sunday, October 10, 2010

7 weeks, Texting Wars, Food, and Home


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Wow. Has it really been two weeks since my last blog post? I need to get to work. Sorry to the many many loyal followers I have right now. I have been so lazy. So I've been at college for 7 weeks now. Which means the Taco Bell pyramid is making some progress.
First off, I left Pocatello for the first time since arriving at college last Tuesday. That was quite an experience. Me and some other friends went to a Wal Mart all the way in Chubbick. For those of you who aren't experts on town distances, or don't have a globe on them, Chubbick is the town right next Pocatello. I think we might of traveled 15 miles in total... or maybe I've just lost my sense of distance, cause I can't remember. Anyways, I got some milk (now gone), pie tins (now busted), note cards, 100 grands bar (now gone), and soda (surprisingly, not yet gone). I am also returning to my hometown this upcoming weekend. Cannot wait to see the gang. 2 months is too long to go without seeing the bestie.

Secondly, my phone has been used like crazy this week. Seriously, I don't think I've texted this much since I gotten it. Anyways, the pinnacle of my texting this week came from a texting war that took place on Wednesday. I was about a half hour late to Bio Lab (not important to the story, but I thought I should say so anyways), and my group is diligently at work. However, one girl in our group, Misty, is texting, as per usual. I can't remember how we got to it, but we ended up in a texting war. So if I texted last Wednesday afternoon, that's what it was about. It was close, but I ended up losing 102-104. So if you didn't text me back, you're the reason I lost.

In other news, ISU's football team had another lost, shockingly. 38-3 against Portland State. A real nail bitter. How do they follow it up? 47-28 loss to Montana. So... 1-5 this season and last in the conference. And our team had so much hope going into the season.

Next, I realized what is really important at school. A couple weeks ago, some friends introduced me to this site called dearblankpleaseblank.com We saw this post that said, "Dear College Student, Please choose two of the following: Good sleep, good grades, or good friends. Sincerely, Your overpriced college. I have now realized that I've chosen good grades and good friends. Cause the amount of sleep I have gotten in the last couple weeks have plummeted. So thanks a lot for that friends and classes. Though since arriving at college, I've been sleeping in more, and attending Calc less. Honestly, that class is so easy.

I've also realized that I have been subtly demoted to two meals a day. Lunch and Dinner. Cause I can't afford any other food. I can occasionally have a granola bar or some pudding, but that's about it. Thanks a lot college for doing that to me.

So school, and life will go on. This week will be my midterm week. The great thing is that after this week, I will be done with classes by noon (except on Wednesdays. Darn you bio lab.) Anyways, keep it real my loyal followers

With blood red love written on his arms (emo, right?),
Tim Davis