Friday, October 22, 2010

Taking a walk down memory lane

Recently I blew up my parent's TV.  Well, it wasn't my fault per say.  I think that the picture tube just blew up, but it was I that turned it on.  Plus, I tend to have a bad rapport with all things it probably was my fault

Moving on...and hopefully getting to the point soon...

Because the TV was broken they had to go out and purchase a new one.  Every woman knows that a new home appliance always means new furniture or at least the removal of the old furniture.  In my parent's case it was the removal of their old entertainment center.  (I'm still getting used to the wall mounted TV and lack of entertainment center.  It needs something.  I suggested an accent wall behind the TV, but my Dad shot me down because it involved him having to

I did not realize how much stuff was actually held in that entertainment center.  It had two standing bookshelves with cabinets; all of which were stuffed with pictures, CDs, and DVDs.  There is now a huge box full of CDs and DVDs, not to mention the piles of framed pictures all over my parent's dining room table.  So on Sunday my Dad motioned to the box and said ever so nicely "Take your stuff."  (He thinks that everything that isn't his laying around in the house must be mine, even though I've been moved out of his house for about 5 years now.  What am I saying?  Hell, most of it is mine, but this time most of the box was his.  Yeah I said it...hehe.)

I peered into the box and what did I find?  A treasure trove of musical genius!  Oh how had I forgotten thee when I moved out?  Metallica paired up with the Symphony (The most awesomely deep, dark, soul searching album they have ever put out.), Britney Spears when she wasn't a whore (I still love her even though people think she's a whore.  She's just misunderstood, but is kind of, Norah Jones (She owns the key to my heart.  Quiet dinner party with wine; she is on my go to playlist for that one.), Save Ferris (Ska-punk forever!  Not a single bad song on this album.  Plus they sing about Spam and who doesn't love that?), No Doubt (Tragic Kingdom was the best No Doubt album hands down.  If you don't know it, get it!), Jewel (No one speaks to me like you do Jewel.  Right down into the very core of my being.), Jay Z (Say what you want, but the man is a lyrical genius.  I can't get enough of him.), and the list goes on and on.  

I popped these bad boys into my car's CD player, which was probably squealing with delight saying "You still love me!  I knew you hadn't forgotten about me!", and have been karaoke-ing it up ever since.

In honor of 'the classics' of my life, or at least the '90's/early 2000's classics' of my life, here's my playlist for the weekend in no particular order:

(Warning: Some of these songs aren't G rated, so before you load them into your iPod and pack up the family for a day of fun, preview them first.)

Morning Song by Jewel
Just a Girl by No Doubt
Piece of Me by Britney Spears
I'm a Slave 4 You by Britney Spears
In the Zone by Britney Spears and Madonna
Dead Presidents II by Jay Z
99 Problems by Jay Z and Linkin Park
The Nearness of You by Norah Jones
Come Away with Me by Norah Jones
Turn Me On by Norah Jones
Hero of the Day by Metallica and the Symphony off the S&M album
Come on Eileen by Save Ferris
Spam by Save Ferris
The World is New by Save Ferris
Money Wrench by The Foo Fighters
My Poor Brain by The Foo Fighters
What's My Age Again by Blink 182
Apple Shampoo by Blink 182
Steal My Sunshine by Len (I loved this song so much that going into the 10th grade I seriously dressed like Sharon Costanzo and took my yearbook photo.  Kind of embarrassing now, but then I was so totally cool!)

See what I mean?  The things we do for fashion.  

Go on be know you want to.  

Have a great weekend!


  1. Great post, stumbled upon it while googling whatever happened to LEN ;)

    Love the playlist too!


  2. Pretty cute, that gal from LEN, both then and now

  3. did the same thing nate did! Arielle, I thin you're way cuter though ;)

  4. Nothing wrong with looking like that - then or now. Except if people wear their sunglasses on their head more than on their eyes ;-) Mind you I wouldn't have them on my head for a planned portrait shot ;-)

  5. I really love the article you put together and I am now 36 and I am trying to see what happened to Len.