Music, P0wning N3wbs

Giving Up and Giving In

My brosef and I discovering things. I'm the one with the cool helmet, obvs.

My brother and I have always liked to be the first to “discover” something. Whether it’s a new band, a movie, or a website, we want to be the first ones to know about it. Kind of like hipsters, I guess. The best part of being the first one to discover something is telling everyone you know about your new found source of entertainment. The worst part is when someone doesn’t site you as their main source.

For example, one time I told my brother about a song that I thought he would like. He listened to it and said that he hated it. A month later he put that song on one of his cds.

Me: I thought you hated this song.

Bro: Nope.

Me: Umm do you remember me playing it for you?

Bro: Nope.

Me: Well I did and you said you hated it. I showed it to you first.

Bro: Fine. I shower you with credit.

Getting credit is the ultimate goal. Most of our convos follow this same pattern. Me being excited by something, him not being excited by it, me getting frustrated, and then him making me laugh.

However, if I’m not the first to discover something, I don’t like to give into it. I wasn’t the first person I knew to get an iPhone, so I never got one. Now it feels too late to get one. Everyone has all these cool apps on their iPhone. I want to give in and get one, but nope. Not for me.

I tried to start reading Harry Potter after the movie came out and it just didn’t feel right. Tons of people had already read the book. I don’t want to be one of the stragglers, I want to be one of the founders! So I gave up on that too.

Just recently I have started to give in. I inherited an iPad. I feel like such a n00b when I use it. It’s fun playing Words With Friends and Temple Run (my high score is 1,400,000 just sayin’) but I can’t help feeling like I jumped on the bandwagon too late. What a follower.

I also started reading The Hunger Games. I don’t usually like to read books found in the teen section of Barnes & Noble, but it’s just so popular. I keep hearing how addictive it is so I’m just like UH OKAY FINE. So I’m reading it, and yes, it’s addicting. Plus I wanted to read it before the movie comes out so I can be one of those people who spots all the differences from the book and gets mad at the director.

Lastly, is Pinterest. Pinterest.com is like crack for women. It’s basically a virtual bulletin board of dreams. As gay as that sounds. I had heard people talking about it over and over so eventually, I gave in. And it’s everything I wished for and more.

I feel like I’m losing my cool factor. I haven’t been discovering any sweet new stuff recently. I’m just going to keep blaming it on Canada and try to move on.

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Tagging Along

I’ve been tagged to answer some questions. Since I never get tired of talking about myself, I decided to give it a go. I was tagged by A Gripping Life and Adair. AGL tagged me first, so I’m going to answer her questions. Sars Adair.

I’m tagging:

Adamsdaughter

Chez Sasha

Dribbling Pensioner

Conchsaladesque

Very Normal

Is It Possible To See It All

And anyone else who wants to do it!

Everyone else I know has already been tagged. Feel free to decline. You don’t have to do it, just thought it would be fun. But if you don’t do it, I’ll hate you forever.

Rules

1. You must post the rules.

2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and the create 11 new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.

3. Tag 11 people and link them on your post.

4. Let them know you’ve tagged them!

Here are the 11 questions that A Gripping Life asked me:

1. If deserted on an island, what is the one book, one film, and one album/CD you would request? Pillars of the Earth because it’s the longest book I’ve ever read. “Singin’ in the Rain” because it’s one of my faves. Plus it has good songs and dancing! And one album would be The Best of Elvis Costello and the Attractions. Too hard to choose. Maybe The Beatles, Rubber Soul?

2. In Heaven I hope there is an unlimited supply of pizza. Jk. But seriously. Sunshine. I can’t picture Heaven being cloudy, but you never know. I just want it to be sunny and warm all the time.

3. If I could change one body part it would be my feet! I hate having big feet 😦

4. My favorite day of the week is Friday because it’s the start of the freakin’ weekend!

5. The person/people who makes me laugh the most is my family. So many inside jokes. Also, my friend Natalie. And my friend Matt. Also Paul. They just get me. (I would have said that I make myself laugh the most, but I feel like that doesn’t count.)

6. My dream occupation would be working with animals in their natural habitat. One of my ultimate dreams is to hug a lion. I know I could do it.

7. My favorite dream car is uhmhm I don’t know.  A nice one? I don’t really know about cars.

8. My most hated teacher was Mrs. Tobison. My worst class was any math class. Oh and English Civil War.

9. Would you rather be eaten by sharks or eaten by lions or live in a world of mud? I can’t even think about a world of mud without laughing. It makes absolutely no sense. Sooo world of mud it is.

10. My favorite smells are summery smells. Lily of the Valley, sunscreen, Ralph Lauren Romance and the smell of the lobby of my favorite hotel. And Burberry Brit for the winter.

11. If I had to change my first name it would be either Layla or Beatrice (Bea for short). But I really love my name.

Here are the 11 questions for my tagees to answer:

1. If you could live in a different country for a year, where would you live?

2. What would you do if you were the opposite sex?

3. If there was a fire in your house and you could only save 3 things, what would they be? (Family and pets would be safe!)

4. What is your favorite sport and why?

5. What is a TV show that you hate to miss?

6. If you could be fluent in another language, which would you choose?

7. Which actor or actress makes you mad?

8. What is your favorite vacation spot?

9. What is the first thing you would do if you were president, prime minister, etc?

10. Favorite thing to drink?

11. Do you prefer baths or showers? Why?

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