Playlist Survey Thing

So I usually don’t do these things cause they’re usually lame, but this one gives me a chance to showcase my playlist of AWESOMENESS, so here goes (you can thank Kathy):

How am I feeling today?

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!

Will I get far in life?

Against All Odds by Phil Collins

How do my friends see me?

It’s All Coming Back to Me Now by Celine Dion

Where will I get married?

Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood

What is my best friend’s theme song?

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship

What is the story of my life?

Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles

What was high school like?

Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey

How can I get ahead in life?

Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins

What is the best thing about me?

Higher Love by Steve Winwood

How is today going to be?

Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie

What is in store for this weekend?

Missing You by John Waite

What song describes my parents?

Mickey by Toni Basil (ok… don’t think that one makes much sense)

To describe my grandparents?

Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer

How is my life going?

Playing With The Boys by Kenny Loggins

What song will they play at my funeral?

Power of Love by Huey Lewis And The News

How does the world see me?

One Thing Leads To Another by The Fixx

Will I have a happy life?

Centerfold by J. Geils Band

What do my friends really think of me?

Tempted by Squeeze (I think that means they’re tempted to squeeze me)

Do people secretly lust after me?

Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield (wow, that’s awesome)

How can I make myself happy?

Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics

What should I do with my life?

How Do I live by whats-her-face

Will I ever have children?

Our House by Madness

What is some good advice for me?

Can’t We Try by Dan Hill & Vonda Sheppard

How will I be remembered?

You Spin Me ‘Round (Like a Record) by Dead or Alive

What is my signature dancing song?

Head Over Heels by Tears for Fears

What do I think my current theme song is?

Karma Chameleon by Culture Club

What does everyone else think my current theme song is?

Everybody by Tears for Fears

What type of men/women do you like?

Shout by Tears for Fears

Well, that’s it. =) I’m not going to tag anyone.


The one thing I’m looking forward to most about moving out into a new apartment is starting anew in respect to furniture. I think everyone at the apartment’s given up keeping it clean (since we’re out in… not that much time), so it’s an utter mess for the time being. Something I am NOT looking forward to is the actual process of moving out. Yuck.

I think I’m going to go for a clean, minimalistic feel to at least my desk area. I’m thinking maybe a clean light wood table top (with metal legs), or something like that. =) My bed… well, we’ll see about that. =) I have a feeling I’m going to be throwing down a decent chunk of money to furnish my new abode… but at least it’s not wasted money, I’ll probably use all that stuff many years down the line…

The Commune

Ahh, so I’m sitting at the apartment all alone and just chilling to my recent purchase of nearly fifty 80’s songs, haha. Before leaving to run around town earlier today, I paused in silence and looked around the room. This place isn’t very homely, clean, or attractive, but I think I’ll miss it once we all move out in a few months. Despite all of us having different schedules and misc. events in our lives, it was always pretty cool to have the apartment as our central hub where we’d run into each other and just hang out in silence or have random conversations of varying levels of intelligence. =) Good memories here, guys.


This is often how we end Liquid, and at 3AM in the morning what I feel like placing here.

“May all your expectations be frustrated.
May all your plans be thwarted.
May all of your desires be withered into nothingness
that you may experience the powerlessness and poverty of a child
and sing and dance in the love of
God the Father, the Son, and the Spirit.”

-Brennan Manning


People have posted their respective spring break/“yay friends!” posts, so here’s mine. =)

This definitely has been one of, if not the best, spring breaks I’ve ever had (even though I didn’t really have a SB this year - yay PTO! ;). Despite having graduated last year, this coming year has more of the “graduation” feeling to it because many of you all are the ones graduating. I feel like our lives will have a more drastic change after this semester ends and more of us move into the “working world.” Where ever God sends you all in the next few months, I’m happy to call each and every one of you my friends. This was the last SB for a lot of you, thanks for sharing it with me. =)

“Heart!” -Ma-ti

Rockin' Out!

So I gave in to the iTunes and here’s the result with a CD on the way from Amazon too:


So fun! =)

Edit: I believe the following album covers appropriately depict my current playlist:


Sometimes I hear a song on the radio and think “man, that’s a good classic.” I really need to start writing down these songs because I want to someday have a massive playlist of crazy awesome fun songs. The only thing is that this is difficult to do well… if I bought each song from iTunes, then I’m locked into the whole iTunes + iPod thing unless I am willing to sacrifice some audio quality to remove the DRM on the songs. The whole iTunes + iPod lock in isn’t so bad currently as I do use iTunes and own and iPod, it just makes me uneasy that in the future, should I want to use something else, I may not be able to. Darn that DRM!

Buying the CD’s containing each song I want to own would be incredibly more expensive and… yeah, I don’t think I’ll go that route.

Back to songs, I think what makes me enjoy a lot of the stuff I hear now is a nostalgic or epic feeling. Kathy and Van believe my taste in music is stuck in the 80’s, and perhaps so, because I find it fun to bounce along to songs I heard in my younger years, I suppose. =) I maintain that this does not mean I will have an 80’s themed wedding, that would be attrocious.

On to another topic, the no-girlfriend-monkey-demon is poking at me again. While I am generally not overly effected by this, his jabs can be annoying at times. I don’t think I feel like I need a girlfriend, nor do I feel like all my attempts would end in failure making me a cynical old man, it’s just that I feel like there are no prospects at all and the hanging around in limbo can be frustrating at times. I suppose it would be similar to many other major events in one’s life, such as finding a college to go to, finding a job, etc. etc. Sitting in uncertainty can be troublesome. I was, thankfully, blessed with not much strife in those two particular examples, so I suppose I don’t have it too bad anyhow. =)

Oh well, next time that monkey comes around, I’m shoving a banana in his butt and feeding him to some kangaroos. =p