There are several items that have recently come to my attention. I feel the need to address these items in a public forum such as, well, here. They are in no way necessarily related, although, they may very well be. Welcome to my stream of conscience. Fishing is strictly catch and release.
*Singers, Songwriters, Rockstars, and Popstars alike have never really had the reputation of being humble, however, I find the practice of singing (or shouting) their own name in their songs one of the LAMER methods of self promoting/back-patting. I’m ignorant as to how long this has been going on, but the numbers seem to be spiking lately. A couple examples that immediately come to mind: Jason Derulo in Whatcha Say, and [a three for one]: Jay Sean, Sean Paul, AND Lil John in Do You Remember. I suppose I shouldn’t be too harsh on these guys though. If you sound exactly like everyone else in the top 40, you’ve got yo differentiate yourself somehow…
*Thoughts on Justin Bieber – OKAY how old is this kid? Twelve? And who is responsible for his hairstyle?* Come on stylists, practical jokes on the unsuspecting little guy really aren’t nice. And of course, I have thoughts on his latest hit: “One Less Lonely Girl.” Namely, that the title should really be One Less Lonely Disillusioned Twelve Year Old, and I despise this song on ideological grounds, but also that it has some comedic value at the veeeeery end when Bieber stops singing and promises: “I’ll be your shawty.” Aw, you will? That’s so cute! [*click link to view more than enough pics of the above-mentioned hair]
*Kava House – I love love love this place! It’s about two diagonal blocks from my house, their coffee is superb, and I have a weakness for their raspberry white chocolate scones and pumpkin bars. I think the pumpkin bars are a seasonal specialty though. This makes me quite sad. Anyway, I recently enjoyed a cup of coffee there, since that’s what you do at coffee shops, and it was in a new type of coffee cup! Coincidentally, their prices were also slightly raised. New packaging, higher prices. Ah, no one can escape it…
*Not even MVP Sportsplex – Pepsi, MVP’s main beverage vendor, recently took over Muscle Milk, MVP’s main protein shake vendor. They came out with new packing. In this case, smaller packaging. The prices, however, remain the same. Same price, less product. At least Kava House still gives you as much coffee as before… Lord knows I love my caffeine, even for a few more cents. Muscle Milk? Eh, I can leave it.
*In other re-packaging news, MSU is apparently changing their logo. This has created an uproar similar to the end of the world that happens every time facebook changes its layout. I’m not sure we’ll make it through.
*Navigating Bookstores – Okay. Really. There are sooooooooooo many books to read. It’s hard to know where to start. Walking into a bookstore is similar to walking into the mall knowing only that I need a new pair of pants. [sidenote for those who don’t know me, I think I went to the mall one time last year, and that was in order to get to the movie theater.] Good books are Great! Awesome pants are Great! Knowing how to find that Great would be even better. I like working from recommendations. However, the current book recommendation, coming from all sides, is the Twilight series. Sorry, but I’m still in trend-aversion mode. Someday, sure. This week? No.