I like background noise while I work, so I switched on the TV app on my ipad and turned on White House Down. I figured I wouldn’t be interested in it. While I’m not actually interested in it, I can’t stop turning to look at the screen because what I am hearing is so bad.

This has to be one of those movies that Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx don’t like talking about.

I have mix CDs that I play to and from work. I just finished burning volume 3. Here’s the track listing. With normal traffic, I should arrive to work around track 10.

  1. Circle in the Square – Marcus Foster
  2. Thistle & Weeds – Mumford & Sons
  3. Sigh No More – Mumford & Sons
  4. Winter Winds – Mumford & Sons
  5. Awake My Soul – Mumford & Sons
  6. Roll Away Your Stone – Mumford & Sons
  7. Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
  8. Devil’s Spoke / Sneh Ko Marg – Laura Marling, The Dharohar Project & Mumford & Sons
  9. To Darkness / Kripa – The Dharohar Project, Laura Marling & Mumford & Sons
  10. Tear Them Down  – Davids Lyre
  11. Unfinished Business (Like a Version Cover) – Mumford & Sons
  12. Little Lion Man (Adam Surace remix)    Mumford & Sons

Hello my lovelies!

I’ve been actively researching grants. Whoa is me there aren’t any for the. I’m specifically looking for grant money to send me to various web/technology conferences and workshops or training. Ideally I’d love to go to SXSW but alas it isn’t happening. Work can’t send me because well, budget cuts! I peeked around at federal grants but honestly grants aren’t my area of expertise. If you know of any grants and are willing to pass along the info, help a sistah’ out! We are also delving into the world of social media as well as exploring other technologies, so it would be nice to talk to others who have felt my pain.

In other news, I’m researching button makers. Partly for work and partly for personal reasons. I have taken on many hats in my job and well, a button maker seems logical.

I’ve pretty much sucked at crafting this holiday. It feels like I am working non-stop. I have my job, my freelance and then work around the house. The yard work is never ending, though there is a giant 15 foot area cleared in my front yard. Crazy. Josh went a little wild with the cutting. Not that I’m complaining, it just makes me laugh.

Word just came down to me that the plan is to have the shed finished by February. I was hoping to have it done my Christmas but I’ll take February just the same.

Finally, I shall leave you with a new video from Mumford and Sons. If you’ve known me long enough you’ll probably remember that I have never had a true favorite genre of music, but I do like these guys. I think what draws me to it is the emotion in the songs.  Enjoy.

Tomorrow the new season of Fringe airs. This is one of the few shows I watch. Perhaps that is because Reality Television has saturated the industry. Either way, I’m happy that Fringe is back tomorrow. Tonight a new episode of Glee is airing. I like it. I attempted to describe it this morning and the best way I could was, “Its basically High School Musical and Camp Rock but for people who don’t have kids.” I love the witty humor. Just the fact that Jane Lynch is on the show is what made me watch it initially. Kristen Chenoweth is coming on for one episode, so that should be good. That woman has got one heck of a voice. I’m pretty sure that in my head this is my replacement for Pushing Daisies. I miss that show

It seems that every morning and every evening I have a song stuck in my head. For the past few mornings it has been Mariah Carey songs. This is odd because I can think of only two Mariah Carey songs and I don’t know anything from either song other than , “You’ve got me feeling emotions” and “I’ll be there.” I have no idea why they are stuck in my head but they are.

In the evening I continually have Johnny Flynn stuck in my head. This is much more reasonable as he is usually what I listen to on my way home. I have explained it to a few people before but not on here. There is something about listening to Johnny Flynn that makes it nearly impossible for me to be anything other than happy and content when I am listening to it. Kind of like listening to songs from the Muppets. This past weekend I introduced Brittany to his music. She likes him very much. I previously introduced her to the wonderful sounds of one Jeremy Warmsley and she quite enjoyed his music. She is more like me than she will ever know.

Tonight or technically tomorrow Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince opens in movie theaters. I won’t be going to the midnight showing. I just can’t do it. Between having to leave for work so early and the theater being about twenty minutes (windy, slow path to get to and fro) from the house, it is just not feasible. It saddens me. One of my co-workers is going, so I will live vicariously through her I suppose.

I’ll go see it this weekend probably. I know I can’t wait until it comes out on IMAX. That’s just not going to fly. I still haven’t seen Transformers 2 on IMAX either. Maybe I will take my nephew with me since Josh refuses to see it. I “HAVE” to see it, “or else” is what I was told by a couple of coworkers. Boys. Can’t live with ’em.

So yeah, MJ and FF died today. Didn’t know them. I know a couple of lines to an assortment of MJ songs. Farah I was a little indifferent on. I was just young enough to miss the Charlie’s Angels generation. I knew who they were, but I didn’t really watch them.

I’ve been terrible about updating. Then again, my life has been pretty stale. My friendship with a couple of co-workers has been threatened if I don’t go see Transformers 2 on IMAX. Yeah, what kind of crap is that? Huh boys? Of course they are boys.

I’ve been spending time on facebook for work. It appears that you can’t post to the wall on facebook and disable comments. Anyone know if there is a way that I am completely missing? It is possible, very possible.

Life with my WD Media Center has been awesome. The optical audio makes the surround sound ten “gazillion” times better.  It really does make all the difference. Unfortunately we don’t have an optical audio in on any of the displays at work (that sucks) so we can’t watch or listen to anything on my drive in full awesomeness. If a converter is cheap, I might do it. I have to look into it and see if the audio quality is downgraded too much.

Oh, I’m thinking of covering the panels of my cubical at work. They are tan, purple and kind of seafoam green. I have a plethora of white fabric that I might use for the upper wall. I have a blood wine color fabric that I might use for the middle panel and I’m unsure what to do with the lower wall. Perhaps white, but it might look a bit like a present at that point. I will be posting photos if I decide to do it. I don’t know what I will do with my giant dinosaur though. Decisions.