Sunday, November 28, 2010

This is the rhythm of my life

Wow, we're on day 28 of NaBloPoMo - it seems like it just started and here we are, almost to the end of it. I'll save the wrap-up post for day 30, but I really felt like that needed to be said.

Tonight's post will be brief as I'm pretty wiped out. The last two days I've worked at 7AM and because of that, I've been up before 6 both days. The amazing thing is that I managed to make it to work on time at all this weekend. Both mornings my alarm went off at 5AM and I turned off my alarm and went back to sleep. I have my own internal clock to thank for keeping me from completely oversleeping. Yesterday I got up at 5:20AM and today it wasn't until 5:45AM that I hauled my ass out of bed. And to think that in college, I couldn't get out of bed for 8:30AM classes. Sleeping that late is sleeping in these days.

I went to my friend Matt's tonight to watch episode 5 of The Walking Dead. The episode itself was a little bit of a let down - Matt put it best when he said "I'm just not scared enough of this show" - but the company was great as always. He and his wife are the perfect people to watch this show with. Next week's episode will rock though because, although it seems like we just got started, it's the season finale. I'm hoping a little bit of light gets shed on what caused the zombie apocalypse, but I'm not holding my breath. I know next to nothing about the graphic novel (and I'm keeping it that way for now) but this show seems very intent on keeping the origin story a secret. Not that it really matters, but you know me. I want to know WHY and HOW the zombies came to be. I want a nitty-gritty scientific explanation to give reason to something that is so unreasonable you can't even fathom it. So we'll see what happens.

I drove back up to Ames at around 10:30PM and was, like I said, pretty tired from my early morning and day of work. I was not in real danger of falling asleep on the drive home, but I figured I'd leave nothing to chance. After gassing up (gas is 11 cents a gallon cheaper in Ankeny than in Ames - WHY?), I fired up my Genius playlist based on Snap!'s "Rhythm Is A Dancer." It is kind of my 90s Eurodance playlist, but it's confounded by the presence of things like Girls Aloud, Katrina & the Waves and Take That. Genius is not so genius in this case, but it did make for a nice mix. I figured that there was no way I would fall asleep listening to the sounds of Corona, La Bouche, Black Box and Real McCoy.

It turned out to be just what I needed. And in the end, I've finally settled on Corona's "Rhythm of the Night" as being my favorite of that type of song. La Bouche's "Be My Lover" is a very close second. I even picked up Black Box's album Dreamland last week on eMusic and haven't been disappointed. "Rhythm of the Night" is a time machine to a time that was not necessarily simpler, but one that seems so now in retrospect. You have to be careful not to idealize the past; it's so easy to do. But with a song like this, how can you not?

I wonder if that lady actually sang that song or if she's lip syncing while someone less photogenic actually did the singing. I totally want their full length album. It's on Amazon for 65 goddamn cents. Someone buy it for me for Christmas.

Speaking of photogenic, check out the Corona artist photo from It's a hoot.

I heart it. That's the kind of look Heidi should go for, right?

Back tomorrow with something more substantial. For now, I'm going to get unconscious.


John said...

You mean someone whipped their hair before Willow? I had no idea...

Dan said...

Touche, my friend.

See, everyone just wants to be like Corona!