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Jessica Robin
30 December 2005 @ 12:30 am

Drunk guy: Here's hoping you're in Heaven ten minutes before the devil knows you're dead.
Drunk girl: What's that mean?
Drunk guy: It's an Irish toast.
Drunk girl: Oh. Well, here's to bread, eggs and cinnamon.
Drunk guy: Huh?
Drunk girl: That's French toast.

--Stoned Crow, Washington Place


In other news, this is the third time I've seen this episode of In the Actor's Studio: Sir Elton John. Time to change the channel.
Jessica Robin
03 November 2005 @ 09:49 am
I just got this in an e-mail from my grandmother...

Hi Jessi, I wish I could have seen you on Halloween! James went as Carl Rove with a cane and a sweatshirt that said, "Valerie Who?" Only James! How many 6th graders do you think Got It?

Hahahahahahahaha. My cousins are funny sometimes.
Jessica Robin
20 October 2005 @ 12:14 am
So, I'm making this awesome CD.

It's a CD of (good) covers of (good) songs. Sometimes there are great covers of bad songs and bad covers of great songs.

I want better than decent ones. So far I have 24 tracks (10 songs).

  1. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths
  2. Please Please Please Let me Get What I Want - Muse
  3. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - Halo Benders
  4. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Deftones
  5. Ferris Bueller Museum Song (Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want) - The Dream Academy

  6. Starman - David Bowie
  7. Starman - Mates of State
  8. Starman - Dar Williams

  9. Twin Falls - Built to Spill
  10. Twin Falls - Ben Folds

  11. Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
  12. Seven Nation Army - Vyvienne Long

  13. Jamie - Weezer
  14. Jamie - Dashboard Confessional

  15. Where Is My Mind - The Pixies
  16. Where Is My Mind - Nada Surf

  17. Say Yes - Elliott Smith
  18. Say Yes - Ben Folds

  19. Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
  20. Bizarre Love Triangle - Fairmont

  21. Against All Odds - Phil Collins
  22. Against All Odds - Postal Service

  23. These Days - Nico
  24. These Days - Elliott Smith

Can anyone think of some other ones? Minus any pop-punk covers of new wave songs, that's too easy.

Oh, and because I'm pimping it everywhere else... http://www.vice-recordings.com/halloween refer to icon. see video. listen to song.
Jessica Robin
19 September 2005 @ 10:18 am

Life Lessons
(a.k.a. Tips From
the Mario Brothers Instruction Booklet).


- - - -

You're going to need sharp wits and lightning reflexes to complete this quest!

If you bump into an enemy from the side or from below, you die.

Don't get too lazy about swimming or you'll get pulled under by the whirlpool at the bottom of the screen.

Bad guys on top of the bricks can be taken care of by punching them from below.

Some bad guys can't be killed. Look out for these immortal creeps!

If you want to get a lot of points, be sure not to leave any enemies alive behind you, since the more enemies you kill, the more new ones appear.

The points you get depend on how you kill the enemy. Try a few different methods to see which gives you the most points.

The higher you jump on the flagpole, the higher the bonus you receive.

Because the screen moves from left to right, there are enemies off the edge of the screen that can't be seen.

Beware! The following are deadly:

* Bumping into members of the Turtle Tribe and other baddies
* Walking into flames
* When you fall into a pit or get sucked down a drain
* Time runs out
Jessica Robin
12 September 2005 @ 10:10 am
Two Bad Omens:

I went for a walk today and on my usual route there was a funeral procession to this church in my neighborhood with some pretty intense mourners.

And about two houses away from mine there was a recently dead bird just lying on the sidewalk, all intact. Just dead.

Two Good Omens:

The nail place in town gave me a free polish change because one of my nails broke.

My pants are falling off my ass.

There's something I've been dying to talk about, but talking about it will get me in trouble so, I can't.

I blame carebeargirl for my recent Ginger Altoids addiction. Oh man, I can't stop eating them!

Killer Queen by Queen is my new favorite Queen song.
Current Music: Killer Queen - Queen
Jessica Robin
02 September 2005 @ 09:19 am
I know some of you are sick of hearing about Katrina, but, I figured this was an easy way for some of you who can't immediately donate time/money.


Oxygen will donate $1 for every person that joins their campaign for the patients of the New Orleans Children’s Hospital (up to $10,000). It looks like only 2000 or so people have registered. All you have to do is fill in your name, age, zip code and e-mail (use your junk mail address if you're scared of getting put on a list).

It then keeps track of those who registered in your network (so you can see how the campaign got to you, and who you've impacted into joining).
Jessica Robin
27 August 2005 @ 10:42 pm
I think... Sudoku is going to take over my life.
Jessica Robin
19 August 2005 @ 08:30 am
I have the most intense horoscope today...

Ever been on the verge of finishing a jigsaw puzzle only to discover the last piece has gone missing? And remember how frustrating it feels to not find it after hours of searching, only to discover it a day later hiding under the sofa's dust ruffle? A small but possibly life-changing piece of your own personal puzzle will fall into place, but only when you're not hunting for it. Don't try and force this; it'll happen quite nicely on its own.

It's not everyday you find a LIFE-CHANGING puzzle piece. Hrm. I wonder what it is.
Jessica Robin
17 August 2005 @ 10:18 am
It never really hit me how much I really love this song

Old College Try by The Mountain Goats

From the housetops to the gutters
From the ocean to the shore
The warning signs have all been bright and garish
Far too great in number to ignore

From the cities to the swamplands
From the highways to the hills
Our love has never had a leg to stand on
From the aspirins to the cross-tops to the Elevils
But I will walk down to the end with you
If you will come all the way down with me

From the entrance to the exit
Is longer than it looks from where we stand
I want to say I'm sorry for stuff I haven't done yet
Things will shortly get completely out of hand
I can feel it in the rotten air tonight
In the tips of my fingers
In the skin on my face
In the weak last gasp of the evening's dying light
In the way those eyes I've always loved illuminate this place
Like a trashcan fire in a prison cell
Like the searchlights in the parking lots of hell
I will walk down to the end with you
If you will come all the way down with me
Jessica Robin
12 July 2005 @ 11:29 pm
Jeopardy transcript from April 18, 2005 (I CANNOT BELIEVE I MISSED THIS ONE)

Final Jeopardy category: Invented Words

Clue: In works by Lewis Carroll, this word means "four in the afternoon; the time when you begin broiling things for dinner"

Alex: Bruce, we come to you first. You have a good poker face. I can't tell if you feel good or bad about this. "What is [Brillig]?" "'Twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe." You are right. Your wager, sir. Nothing. Interesting, leaving you with $8,400. Let's go down there to Michael Daunt. He wrote down his response quickly. He wrote down the correct response. His wager... $6,801, taking him into the lead with $22,801.

Bob: "All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe. And as in uffish thought I stood, the Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, came whiffling through the tulgey wood, and burbled as it came!" And I wrote down "teatime."

Alex: Well, that's the way it goes, Bob. $2,200. You're gonna wind up with $10,000. And Bruce will wind up with $10,000. But Michael Daunt, with $22,801, will get to play again. Oh, sometimes the magic works and sometimes it doesn't. Join us on our next show, folks. So long.

Contestant Answer
Bruce What is brillig?
Michael What is brillig?
Bob What is tea time?