28 January 2010

Megan's Monster MToL

Megan wins for best cover art. Hands down. (Maybe if I miraculously get some time I'll post a photo of it). I sure do like Megan. An awful lot.

1- I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf
2- Lost In Your Eyes - Debbie Gibson
3- Is This Love - Whitesnake
4- I'll Make Love To You - Boys II Men
5- I'll Be Loving You (Forever) - New Kids on the Block
6- Crush - David Archuletta
7- I Need Love - LL Cool J
8- Intermission (Instrumental) - My Fair Lady
9- Forever - Ben Harper
10- Nothing Fancy - David Barnes
11- I'd Die Without You - P.M. Dawn
12- Sleeping To Dream - Jason Mraz
13- Everything - Michael Buble
14- No One's Gonna Love You - Band of Horses
15- Look After You - The Fray

24 January 2010

Johnny's MToL

Have I told you about my friend John and his awesome project the Fitlanthropist? Both awesome. You really aught to follow him and help him raise $$ for a good cause.
Turns out he's also super awesome at making mix tapes. He was a veryclose second.

1- Will You Still Love Me? – Chicago
2- Heaven Is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle
3- Bad Medicine – Bon Jovi
4- Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) – Journey
5- Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ - Journey
6- Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
7- Nasty Girl – Inaya Day
8- Modern Love – David Bowie
9- Simply Irresistible – Robert Palmer
10- With Or Without You – U2
11- A History Of Lovers – Calexico/Iron & Wine
12- Fix You – Coldplay
13- Needs – Collective Soul
14- Me And Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
15- Are You Gonna Be My Girl – JET
16- Wonderwall – Ryan Adams
17- Love The One You’re With – Stephen Stills
18- Dance Me To The End Of Love – Madeleine Peyroux
19- You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne
20- Love You – Sondre Lerche

Val's MToL

Not just any MToL. The WINNING MToL!

I've known Valerie for over a decade (yikes). At one point we shared a room. I have always been amazed by Valerie. She's like no one I've ever met before and that just makes me like her even more. Thing is, we rarely see each other, talk, etc aside from keeping up on each others blogs. But Valerie will always and forever be one of my very favorite people in the world. Like, if I was stranded on a desert island and could only take 5 people with me she'd be one of them.

Val did an awesome job. I think she won me over with the oozing cheesy goodness of Bread and Air Supply not to mention the delightful surprise of Mr Joel. I was never a fan until now.
Well done, Valerie. Well done.

1) When I See You Smile - Bad English
2) Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
3) I'd Love You to Want Me - Lobo
4) Do That To Me One More Time - Captain and Tennille
5) Everything I Own - Bread
6) Somebody - Depeche Mode
7) Take My Breath Away - Berlin
8) The One That You Love - Air Supply
9) True Companion - Marc Cohn
10) She's Got a Way - Billy Joel
11) In The Dark With You - Greg Brown
12) Gotta Have You - The Weepies
13) Hesitating Beauty - Billy Bragg and Wilco
14)You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
15) Have a Little Faith - Michael Franti & Spearhead
16) Lay Lady Lay - Pete Drake
17) Kathy's Song - Simon & Garfunkel
18) Chariot - Page France


Sorry this has taken so long to post. I have excuses but I won't bore you with them.

In the spirit of the game and because I have a great love for making mix tapes I thought I'd make my own MToL. Too bad I didn't win.

May I also add that it was terribly difficult distinguishing between the super cheesy and the super awesome. And, keeping it to just 20 songs was nigh unto impossible.

Alas- I present MY MToL

The Bad
1) All My Life - K-Ci & JoJo
2) Faithfully - Journey
3) That's When I'll Stop Loving You - NSync
4) From This Moment On - Shania Twain & Bryan White
5) With You - Jessica Simpson
6) Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
7) I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
8) Everything I Do ( I Do It For You) - Bryan Adams
9) The Way - Clay Aiken
10) I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner

The Good
11) Golden - My Morning Jacket (Possibly my new favorite song of all time)
12) 14th Of February - Billy Bragg
13) Longer - Dan Fogelberg
14) When U Love Somebody - Fruit Bats
15) I Will Not Take My Love Away - Matt Wertz
16) First Love - The Maccabees
17) When Did You Fall - Chris Rice
18) Make You Feel My Love - Adele
19) Hold You In My Arms - Ray LaMontagne
20) I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness

05 January 2010

31 for 31: recap

What a craptastic year. I'm not kidding. This was undoubtedly the most challenging, stressful, exhausting, frustrating, dissappointing year I have ever had. I'm almost embarassed to do my recap this year because the majority of my goals were forsaken in lieu of work, work and more work. Alas, it must be done. Here goes:

31 for 31
  • go to the Grand Canyon - Fail.
  • ride a horse - Fail.
  • take photos in a photobooth - Check!
  • read the Book of Mormon in french - Fail. I didn't even read it in english.
  • read 20 books - Check! I loved this.
  • run 500 miles - Fail. It was more like 5 miles.
  • run a marathon - Fail. I signed up and didn't follow through. Again.
  • photograph an entire wedding - Check. I love my job.
  • go geocaching outside of Las Vegas - Fail.
  • buy art - Fail.
  • frame my own photography - Fail.
  • ride my bike to church - Fail. First it was too cold, then it was too hot and now it's too cold again.
  • go to DC - Fail.
  • pay off credit cards - Fail.
  • take swimming lessons - Fail.
  • go skinny dipping - Fail.
  • go to an amusement park - Fail.
  • find a (photography) mentor - Fail.
  • research organic foods - Check. Organic food = overrated. Organic milk = yes, please.
  • have a spa day - Check! And it was lovely.
  • go to a demolition derby - Fail.
  • attend First Friday - Check.
  • share a Book of Mormon with someone - Fail.
  • read the entire Harry Potter series again - Check. Kind of. I'm still have half of book 7 to finish.
  • go hiking in the Valley of Fire - Fail.
  • make a quilt - Fail.
  • play the piano in Sacrament Mtg (special musical number) - Check. Blew the roof offa dat house.
  • donate money to a worthy cause - Fail.
  • compile a book (a la David Sedaris) - Fail. But at least I came up with a new book idea that is genius. Genius! It's half written in my head.
  • lose 31lbs - Fail.
  • get married - Fail. I'm over trying to accomplish this one.

Hmm... that was even more depressing than I thought it would be. Oh well. That year is over with. On to the next! Huzzah!

02 January 2010

One Thing Leads To Another

2009 will officially go down as my worst year ever; the year that shat on me over and over again. So, I say, "Good Riddance!"

2010, however, is my year. That's right. MINE!

I'm under no illusion that everything will be handed to me on a golden platter this year. I'm going to have to make it a great year. Thus, I've set three goals that will officially make 2010 my year.

1) Shower more frequently
2) Hold nightly/weekly planning sessions
3) Become independently wealthy

It all starts with the showering. I mean, you don't see dirty rich people. You don't see really clean, homeless bums. So, I figure, if I shower more frequently the natural next step is wealth. It's basically a flawless plan.

Happy New Year, y'all.