Sunday, May 21, 2006

I take it back.

Remember last Friday when I listed all those bands I didn't like but felt I was supposed to? Well, I stand corrected. And how.

Stella commented with this link to a Sarah McLachlan video that you really need to watch. I finally did, and thanks Stella, that was really something. Please watch it.

(We went camping this weekend. I still stink like campfire and elk jerkey and there's a small army of dirty clothes walking around by themselves in the basement messing up all the Christmas ornaments. Be back Tuesday with pictures and an almost-scary story about Matthew the Meth-head. Also, are s'mores not the biggest pain in the ass to eat or what?)


Anonymous stella said...

very compelling message.

i really can't wait to get 'out' and see some of the rest of how the world is living. i imagine it will be a life changing experience...

5/22/2006 6:08 AM  
Blogger Feral Mom said...

Damn. I wish I had the Who Live at the Isle of Wight that I could send you via streaming video. But I am with you on Tom Waits and Mozart. And smores. Marshmallow (particularly melted) is simply not worth the hassle!

5/22/2006 6:58 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Smores are a pain, but I love them. Marshmallowy goodness, yum.

5/22/2006 7:11 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I feel that "Matthew the Meth-Head" could be a much beloved character on the Wiggles, given the right spin...

5/22/2006 8:29 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

I wasn't going to argue with you about Sarah, seeing as how we already don't see eye to eye on SCI, but I do love her too.

I think Matthew the meth-head cleaned my house once for $20. It only took him two hours and he did a good job.

5/22/2006 9:17 AM  
Anonymous stella said...

i just read about Cancer Baby from Orange Tangerine..and i feel so completely deflated.

totally overwhelmed.

5/22/2006 1:54 PM  
Anonymous JMo said...

I feel your pain with the exception of Tom Waits. I didn't get it at all until I saw him live - wholly s...!. I've seen a lotta shows by a lotta bands and this guy comes in at #2 on my list. Only Pink Floyd was better live. Sometimes the studio doesn't do justice.
Have you ever heard Ani DiFranco's live stuff vs her studio albums?... The studio stuff seems very stilted to me, but she is phenomenal live.

5/22/2006 3:30 PM  
Blogger Mitch said...

I always wondered why the Christmas lights were put away neatly and came out tangled. So it's been the clothes all along! I'll bet it was my Hard Rock Cafe hoodie, using the lights to put on a production for my underwear. Stoopid show-off hoodie. If I didn't love it so much, I'd use the non-color-safe bleach on it just to teach it a lesson. Maybe I just won't use a dryer sheet, so it gets shock treatment.

Back from the tangent - Smores are like exercise, usually annoying, but well worth it. The grahm crackers annoy me more then the stickyness, because they always break. I think I could avoid the stickness if the crackers would stay in tact. They should make clam shaped grahm crackers for smores, so the mallow doesn't leak out.

5/22/2006 7:36 PM  
Blogger Esereth said...

I really want to hate Sarah McLachlan for her wispy popularity among plain women, but "In The Arms of the Angels" prevents a good pure disdain.

I love camping stories. What'd you eat and how'd you cook it? Tent or yurt or trailer? Toilets, outhouses, bushes? Do you bring a gun? Tell tell tell.

5/22/2006 7:37 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Stella, it will be life changing. Every trip I've made beyond our (guarded by guns) borders has made me a different and better person. I envy you more than you can imagine.

Jason, Annee Deefranco clearly has some spelling issues.

Mitch, you better patent that quick. That's the smartest thing I've ever heard with respect to the shape of flavored snack crackers.

Esereth, you better keep reading my blog to make sure I don't steal what you just said. Or anything you've ever said. Yurt? Can you pull a yurt?

5/22/2006 7:58 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

S'mores are completely worth the effort to make. I love them so much I've made them in -40 weather. Still worth it.

5/22/2006 8:02 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Heather, I would say the same thing about chocolate, but not chocolate wrapped in uber-sticky burned sugar and crumbly crackers. I'm still finding marshmallow stickiness in places where it shouldn't be. Like my hair. And my waistband.

And where the hell were you camping in -40? Is your husband related to mine?

5/22/2006 8:07 PM  
Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

I prefer the simplicity of a well toasted marshmallow over a s'more anyday!

I do hate the way a camp fire smells infiltrates your every pore.

5/23/2006 4:46 AM  
Blogger Arabella said...

A friend once advised me to wrap S'mores in tin foil and eat them like you're unwrapping a candy bar. I haven't tried it yet, but now I'm thinking I should...

5/23/2006 9:20 AM  

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