Melissa likes to pretend you care

featuring: mostly things about which probably only I will be excited

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Also terribly important:

my race results

It’s Daytona 500 day, which makes it an opportune time to post this vintage 2013 commercial featuring my #2 favorite driver, Tony Stewart. I fear what it means that I find something targeted at NASCAR fans funny, but 27 seconds in, when he says “mmm, soda cookies,” without fail, I cackle.

I was never previously really on board with the Arctic Monkeys (sorry, #youcanthelpwhatyoulike) but, whoa, am I obsessed with this.

(Source: Spotify)


"I’d Die Without You" by Childish Gambino

Originally by P.M. Dawn

Live in BBC 1Xtra Lounge (2.4.14)

Oh girl, I don’t know if you can comprehend how much the original used to be my jam back in the day so this is a lot for me to take in.

(via)

(Source: perfectmidnightworld, via problemsolver)

I don’t post often these days but when I do it’s because of things I get really excited about, like the fact I just bought a Living Social deal for $16 worth of Fuddruckers amazingness. How much joy this brings me is probably cause for concern, but now is not the time for that, now is the time to rhapsodize about the giant vat o’ cheese available there for smothering your fries.

I don’t post often these days but when I do it’s because of things I get really excited about, like the fact I just bought a Living Social deal for $16 worth of Fuddruckers amazingness. How much joy this brings me is probably cause for concern, but now is not the time for that, now is the time to rhapsodize about the giant vat o’ cheese available there for smothering your fries.

'13 by the numbers that count

Do we still even care about last year?

times I used my passport: 3 (a night in the Bahamas and two in Canadia seem like cheating, but they do technically qualify) (shut up Melissa, you’re a brat)

new states encountered: 2 (Utah, Vermont)

miles run: something like 1500, which is just dumb

marathons trained for: 2

marathons run: 1 (curses to Canadian floods, my prayers to all those affected)

books read: 60 

ratio of recipes I’ve bookmarked (love you, Evernote) to how many of those I have actually attempted to make: 263 to 1

sets of keys to my car that I now possess: two (to be honest, I haven’t seen one set since Saturday, but we’re going to think positive on this one)

dollars left to pay on my college education that ended a decade ago: zero, praise be

Martha just alerted us to the existence of her Instagram, which is significantly lacking in the amusement she brings to the Twitter, but I’m sticking around for any and all Ghenghis Khan cameos.

Martha just alerted us to the existence of her Instagram, which is significantly lacking in the amusement she brings to the Twitter, but I’m sticking around for any and all Ghenghis Khan cameos.

The Sing-Off is on again starting tonight, no? Something about the snippet of a commercial I saw made me fearful they may only sing Christmas carols, but Lachey wouldn’t do that to us, would he? (They’re lovely, but part of my favorite thing about a cappella is them transforming pop songs into instrument-free works of art.)

In honor of the premiere, for your consideration I present my #1 very favorite a cappella jam, discovered via Napster in my dorm room in the late 90s, and horrifyingly sung along to in the car countless times since then. 

Voices Carry - UPenn Off the Beat

(Source: Spotify)

Things that have changed my life today: this app in Spotify that provides the lyrics to the song you’re listening to.
It would have been enough to finally allow me to clarify the words to this song, but it also scrolls through (apparently very random) photos of the artist, and for Corey Hart, this is one of the images.

Things that have changed my life today: this app in Spotify that provides the lyrics to the song you’re listening to.

It would have been enough to finally allow me to clarify the words to this song, but it also scrolls through (apparently very random) photos of the artist, and for Corey Hart, this is one of the images.

Melissa, you know you can just go visit a place without subjecting yourself to physical torture, right?

Melissa, you know you can just go visit a place without subjecting yourself to physical torture, right?

1995 Melissa would have already been listening to this on her Discman for weeks should she have ever found herself lucky enough to be going to see them, but I am only on listen three. Fortunately this is not so much sing-along music. 

1995 Melissa would have already been listening to this on her Discman for weeks should she have ever found herself lucky enough to be going to see them, but I am only on listen three. Fortunately this is not so much sing-along music.