mugglechump: (Lost - Spirit Fingers)
( May. 20th, 2009 11:24 pm)
I was reminded of my love for Stephen Lynch tonight by a commercial for Valtrex. So, for the uninitiated, I give you - STEPHEN LYNCH! (Note: There is cursing in some of these songs.)

Singing 'D&D' with Mark Teich

Two more below! )
mugglechump: (Quote: Kind word)
( Feb. 27th, 2009 09:39 pm)
I took the day off today. I was just about to get in the shower to get ready for work when Mer called and said she was having breathing trouble again. So, rather than work, we spent the day at the ER. Five hours. Seriously 10-3. Ugh. Then we had to get prescriptions filled and eat something and get her home... So it was after 6:00 when I finally got back home. No shower all day.

Mer's fine, by the way. It was either another anxiety attack or they said she might have pulled a muscle in her chest. We're supposed to follow up with the regular doctor Monday or Tuesday.

So, long day.

Happiness, though - I got to IM chat with Erin for the first time in forever today. Woo! Oliver Wood and Terry Boot are probably coming to [ profile] pinksheep_wench, so WOO for that, too. Giddiness abounds.

Also, this song is amazing. I love Jim Brickman. Listen and get misty-eyed. So sweet.

mugglechump: (Twilight: Muppet Edward)
( Dec. 26th, 2008 11:13 am)
Just an FYI - there are 25 free mp3 tracks here:

No trial is necessary. Not everything is fantastic, but there were some decent songs. It's worth a look.
So, a few months ago I offered up some of Mer's old clothes to people. Terribly sorry for the delay, 'late' is generally how I roll. Yesterday I finally mailed those out.

Except Nicole's, because I'm pretty sure she moved after I got her address and I didn't want to send the package to the wrong place in Canada. That would be bad. So, Nicole, if you would go here: and leave me your new address, I'll get that out to you this coming week. And you'll get a Christmas card, too.

In fact, if anyone wants a Christmas/other holiday card they should also click on that link and leave me their address, assuming they haven't already done so.

I'm rambling. You get the drift.

In news of things even less scintillating, I'm making a Romy mood theme. It is a long and tedious process, but I want one. Depending on how long it takes me, I may do some for my other characters. We'll see. There are some already-made mood themes for various VRs around, but I've had a hard time finding ones I like. Call me picky. I did manage to find a decent one for Reilly, only to discover that the Si Muove rpg community is set up to use smileys on all entries. Oh well, at least her journal entries will have pretty moods.

I'm almost out of milk and I don't want to go out. Maybe Meredith will stop by today and I can send her erranding for me. *hopes*

Oh, and since music spamming is the thing to do lately, here's my contribution. I love William Joseph. (Dr.Phil? Not so much.)

It is physically impossible to keep from bopping along to You Can't Stop the Beat.

People are looking at me strangely as they walk by my office, but they cannot stop the beat. That's the material point here. They can't stop it!

Also, in other music news. Manda found a song that epitomizes Romy. She passed it on to Elle, who passed it on to me, and Sexy, Naughty, Bitchy Me is now the official theme song of Caliga-verse Romilda Vane. Oh yes, it is. In this case, it is not the beat you can't stop, it is the bitch. You can't stop her.

Congratulations to Jen for a supremely wonderful and well-deserved end to the decade-long legal hassle she's been dealing with. God bless! Hurray for happy endings!
Hello flist! I have a small dilemna I'm hoping you all can help me with. James and I have a friend who is having a party for her uncle's 50th birthday on Saturday. She'd contracted a DJ to make CDs of a compilation of 50 songs for the event. The DJ called her last night and told her he didn't have time to do it. So, I'm trying to pull this together for her. (Well, James and I are.) So, it would save me immense amounts of time and hassle if any of you have some of the songs I'm looking for. I need them in .mp3 or .wma format, preferably. iTunes is not burn friendly.

Here's what I'm still looking for:

Rags to Riches - Buddy Rich
That's Life - Frank Sinatra
Havin' My Baby - Paul Anka
Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe - Barry White (I think James has this.) 
Who Are You? - The Who  (I think James has this.)
You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
Macho Man - The Village People
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
That's The Way I Like It - KC & the Sunshine Band
I Like It, I Love It - Tim McGraw
Brave - Jamie O'Neal
(I'd Like To Check You For) Ticks - Brad Paisley
Oye Como Va - Carlos Santana
Play that Funky Music (White Boy) - Wild Cherry
I Learned From You - Billy Ray & Miley Cyrus (any Hannah Montana fans out there?)
The Long Run - The Eagles
You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Piano Man - Billy Joel

Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
Do What You Want, Be What You Are - Hall & Oates
We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
Soul Man - Blues Brothers
Love Machine - The Miracles
Conga - Gloria Estefan
I Just Want to Celebrate - Rare Earth
Wipe Out - The Surfaris
Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire
Bang the Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren
Golden Years - David Bowie
The Man In Love With You - Rascal Flatts
Beginnings - Chicago 
Waiting on the World to Change - John Mayer (I have it in .mp4, but I need it in .mp3 or .wma)

I know, it's a tall order. Any help would be appreciated. You can either post a link to this post using yousendit or something similar, or you can email the files to me at kateinva at gmail dot com.

Many, many thanks!
mugglechump: (Penises)
( Oct. 4th, 2007 08:02 pm)
I got mail! TWICE! One lovely letter from [ profile] rainpuddle13 and one very sweet card from [ profile] water_jade. I love my friends. You guys never fail to make me happy.

I've realized that I have an appalling lack of The Police and Red Hot Chili Peppers in my music portfolio. This must be remedied post haste.

What is the name of the band that does that 'going the distance' song? You know the one.

He's going the distance
He's going for speed
She's all alone (all alone)
All alone in her time of need

That one. They have another one about a woman who changes her name from Kitty? to Kelly? or something like that. WHO IS THAT? I could Google it, but I'm lazy and I figure one of you will know the answer.

It is ridiculous that I'm thinking about turning on the air conditioner at night in the month of October. It is fall, damn it. Act like it!

I'm going to Richard's tonight for pizza and a movie. He's bringing the pizza and I'm bringing the movie. Although he picked it. We're going to watch 'Knocked Up'. So, you may have noticed the breaking-things-off plan is not going so hot. *sigh* I can't seem to find my backbone. Have any of you seen it?

If you haven't been watching [ profile] caliga_rpg, you should check it out. I'm not playing because I suck at scening. I have to watch, though, because I'm feeling left out. :/ Because, you know, even if I didn't suck at scening, I totally have time for that with work being crazy and the million and one fics I'm being so very productive on.

I want to post 'The Proposal' on FIA because it will, eventually, be a story that fits the archive (and because it's my 'home' archive, the archive I love the most). But since all I have ready to post is that first Ginny/Lucius bit, I'm a little afraid I'll be chased by D/G fans with pitchforks. Perhaps I'll wait until I've got more of the story written. More prudent?

I haven't used this icon in a long time. I needed to break it out.

Bah, it's getting late. I'd better go get ready.

ETA: Stealthily corrected lyrics.
List TEN songs you are into right now, no matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

1. Lily Allen - Smile (Thanks, Ves!)
2. The Wombats - Little Miss Pipedream
3. Zombina & the Skeletones - Nobody Likes You
4. Busdriver - Casting Agents & Cowgirls
5. The Salteens - Nice Day
6. Man Man - Engwish Bwudd
7. Arrah & the Ferns - Apple for Evan
8. The Besties - Zombie Song
9. Arctic Monkeys - Bigger Boys & Stolen Sweethearts
10. Music When the Lights Go Out - The Libertines

I don't tag people, but I'd love to know what you are listening to these days.
Last night was one of those fun times that doesn't involve anything really extraordinary, but just a bunch of simple fun occurences that add up to one really fabulous evening.

James and I went to visit Becky, Manny and little Gracie (as Grayson is sometimes called). We chatted and cooed and made jokes that had Becky crying from laughing so hard her belly hurt. They'll be checking out of the hospital today and I'll stop by their house tomorrow to get Becky's office key (and play with the baby some more, of course).

Afterward, James and I went to Kobe for dinner. We haven't done the Japanese steakhouse thing in a long time. It was about 8:30 when we got there, so the crowd had thinned out. We got a table in the back with a family of four. (If you've never been to a Japanese steakhouse, people are seated on three sides of the grill. The chef cooks your food in front of you in a most entertaining fashion. Onion volcanoes forever!) Our tablemates were a couple in there early 50s, I'd guess, and their two kids, who were in their early twenties. We gelled with them right away. Our chef was the best we've ever had. He was hilarious. People at other tables were staring at us because we were laughing so loudly. We were really very raucous. It was awesome. We totally had the party table.

We were very easy on our chef, too. The mom and daughter had chicken, the son and I had steak, and the dad and James had filet mignon. All the beef eaters wanted their meat cooked medium rare. Our chef liked us.

After that James went to Coldstone to grab some ice cream. I was stuffed, so I just waited in the car. As he was about to leave, the family from the restaurant walked in and asked James if he was stalking them. He said, "Yes, in reverse!"

When we got home I started playing around online, looking for new music to check out. I happened across a Japanese punk band, based out of New York and had to call James in to listen to them. The song I found was tailor made for our evening last night. Are you ready? I'm going to quote the song, then giggle madly while you all groan. Please forgive my poor use of phonetics, but these guys were heavily accented.

I have a question for you!

How would you like cook you-ah steak?

How would you like cook you-ah steak?

How would you like cook you-ah STEAK?




Oh my goodness, I about died laughing.
mugglechump: (Brak Freak)
( May. 3rd, 2007 12:09 pm)
What does it say about me that when I was feeling a bit blah this morning the songs that helped me pep back up were Violent Pornography by System of a Down and a song about Jonestown (Guyana Punch by The Judys)?

I worry about me sometimes.

Isn't the 'predatory' kitty cute? *points to mood*
For introducing me to the best cover song ever.

My Humps (Black Eyed Peas cover) - Alanis Morrissette

And for the sake of comparison, here's the original:

My Humps - The Black Eyed Peas

The One Where Kate is a Whiny Beyotch )

Nizlopi is soothing. One day I'm going to track down Luke & John and hug them.
mugglechump: (Shit cat)
( Feb. 17th, 2007 11:58 pm)
I've been a whiney, emo mess the last two days. I'd suspect PMS, except I haven't had period in probably five or six months, and I have no reason to think I'll have one anytime soon. Meh. Anyway, that's why I've not been on AIM much. I haven't really wanted to subject anyone to me in my present state of mind. Bitter would be an appropriate adjective to describe me at the mo'. Mean might be another good one, although it's not really intentional. I'm a mass of simmering rage, jealousy, self-doubt, and self-pity and it's really starting to become annoying.

In addition to the personal issues that are responsible for my emo-ness, yesterday I realized I had made a significant error on a piece of work I'd done for one of the division managers. I owned up to it straight away, but the DM was sufficiently irritated that he called my boss. Fortunately, Jeff is really laid back and the error itself was a very simple one, it just happened to have a big effect. So, I'm not worried about fallout from the mistake, it just irritates me when I do something stupid. Especially when it's high-profile.

Anyway, enough of that.

I called Lys today and got a hold of her. She was in Venice for Carnival. I'm glad I got to talk to her, although she was, of course, very busy with the goings-on so it was not perhaps the ideal moment to speak to her for the first time. It made me happy, though. I miss her.

Today I watched 'Snakes on a Plane'. I had no interest in this movie while it was in the theatre, but I'd heard some good things so I decided to check it out. I laughed my butt off. I don't think that's the reaction the producers were going for, but it was hilarious. The premise is ridiculous, really, and Juliana Marg-howeveryouspellherlastname did the worst bit of acting I've ever seen from her. I was rolling, though. Parts of it reminded me so much of 80s horror flicks, with the gratuitous boob shots and sex humor. Someone I've seen around LJ has a great Snakes on a Plane/Harry Potter icon. I must seek it out and steal it (with permission, of course).

Emmie, I mailed out your CD today. I'm sorry we didn't get to talk last night, but I was really out of sorts and wouldn't have been any fun. We'll catch up soon, though, okay?

I'm not sure if I mentioned it on here or not, but about two weeks ago my grandmother had a stroke. It wasn't a major one, but she's been in the hospital and then in a nursing home for rehab ever since. My mom is flying down to St. Pete on Wednesday to help get things ready for when she goes home again, and I'll be driving down in a little less than two weeks. More details on that as things get firmed up, but I plan to at least one stop on the way down to visit with a friend, possibly more if I'm passing through other folks' areas at a time convenient for lunch or chit chat.
mugglechump: (Hamster dance)
( Feb. 4th, 2007 12:59 am)

Hee. That makes me laugh. I certainly was not downloading music in a less-than-legal fashion Saturday morning. That would just be wrong. Wrong, I say.

So, while this may not be exciting to anyone else, it is to me. I went clothes shopping for myself. I didn't buy a single thing for anyone else. This is a rare occurence. I've been alternating about 5 or six outfits for work for quite awhile now. So, I picked up three pair of pants and eight or nine tops. I'm very pleased with myself.

We're going to Becky and Manny's for the Superbowl. Richard & Tracey and the kids will be there, too. We do this every year. Should be a good time. James, Meredith, and Richard are the only big football fans, and none of their favorite teams are playing, so we don't have to worry about anyone sulking or being grumpy no matter who loses.

This is very random and outdated, but I am endlessly amused by the fact that the child of Andre 3000 and Erika Badu (sp?) is named Seven. Does that make him Seven 3000, or just 21,000? What crack are celebrities on when they name their children? Rumer, Apple, Coco, Seven, Kal El - for lack of a better term, celebrity parents are whack.

I do like the song Hey Ya, though. I'm not ashamed to admit it. To quote random American Bandstand dancers of the 70s - It has a good beat and you can dance to it.

Love to all!
mugglechump: (Default)
( Jan. 25th, 2007 10:52 pm)
First things first, I've posted the answers to the last lyric meme. You can see them here:

I will be so glad to finally reach the weekend. For the third time in the last two weeks, I was at work until 8:30 or later. There have been several other nights where I've been there until after 7:00. I get home at 8:00 or 9:00 or later, eat , and end up sitting in front of the computer until 12:30 or 1:00 because I can't go to sleep until I've had some time to unwind.

Most of the rest of this paragraph will probably make no sense to laymen, and will probably bore the heck out of everyone, but I feel like ranting, so feel free to skip ahead. Tomorrow is the end of our fiscal year, so we have all the close-out crap going on from that in addition to our regular work load. Most of for contracts I work on just had rate changes go into effect, so I had to open all new charge numbers for everyone who works on them. I had to do a program review with some of the higher level managers to explain a $78K reduction in fee on one of my projects. I had to make up this really inane training module that I was supposed to have completed by the end of December, but never got around to. It's annual review time, and I'm supposed to have my portion of the review turned in by COB tomorrow. I haven't started it yet. Fortunately, my boss is awesome and is fine with it being turned in a little late if necessary. And in the middle of all this, we moved from one office building to another. I really need to win the freakin' lottery.

My monitor started making a very high pitched whine a week or so ago. It's very annoying, and I may need to go to Best Buy and demand that they make it stop. Ves, I have already tried percussive maintenance.

It's very cold, and it's been flurrying off and on all day.

I downloaded quite a few songs from iTunes last night. I got some stuff by Babyshambles, The Libertines, Whtie Stripes, Kaiser Chefs, Gene Loves Jezebel, and Blind Melon. Pete Doherty may be a drug addled twit, but he can sing. Since I'm a goober, I got an immense amount of joy from the fact that, when Pete D. was with The Libertines, they did a song called 'What Katie Did', and now, with Babyshambles, he's made a song called 'What Katy Did Next'.

I think that's all for now. Soon I'm going to try to convince myself to motivate into the bedroom and go to sleep.
mugglechump: (Wickham)
( Dec. 14th, 2006 11:57 pm)
On the twelfth day of Christmas, mugglechump sent to me...
Twelve games drumming
Eleven friends piping
Ten dogs a-leaping
Nine books dancing
Eight trees a-gardening
Seven cats a-writing
Six movies a-reading
Five bri-i-i-idget jones
Four national parks
Three fox news
Two jason isaacs
...and a roiben in a sense & sensibility.
Get your own Twelve Days:

That TWO Jason Isaacs! Woo!

Thank you to everyone who has loaded my Christmas stocking with lovely presents! They made me smile!

I found a Christmas song generator online. This gist of it is you type in a noun and it plugs the noun into a verse from a Christmas song. Pretty simplistic really. Anyway, because I am incredibly juvenile, I typed in 'penis'. This was the verse that popped up.

"There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found. For when the placed it on his penis he began to dance around."

I giggled like a pre-pubescent. Good old Frosty and his Viagra hat.

Something I found less amusing - I had ordered a Nizlopi CD. It arrived today. The case was right, but the CD wasn't. *sigh* The CD inside only had the JCB video on it, there were no songs. And Overstock doesn't have any more of this CD in stock, so I have to get a refund instead of an exchange. Now I've got to figure out where else I can acquire the CD. I was really excited about it, too. *pouts*

I scared the heck out of Becky driving home from work today. Do you ever have those days where you just can't seem to pay proper attention to the road? That was me this evening. I nearly rear-ended someone and then later I started to drive through a red light. Becky's a nervous little person (I can say that, as she's one of the only people I know who is shorter than me) and she's pregnant, so she was really happy to get out of the car when we got to her place. Fortunately I didn't actually cause any damage, and Becky was pretty good humored about the whole thing - you know, once she released the door handle from her vice-like grip. She did say that she'd drive tomorrow. *snicker*
mugglechump: (Dream)
( Dec. 4th, 2006 12:55 am)
Alright, I'm IN LOVE with this guy's voice. The song is soothing, too, even if it is a bit on the anti-war lefty side.

Dave Camlin - Bells of St. Nemo's

Oh, and Delaney & Lys - he's British.

Side notes: I got to IM with Gina-Beana, Chelley, and Lys tonight! Yay!

And now I really, really need to go to bed.
mugglechump: (Hamster dance)
( Nov. 15th, 2006 12:51 am)
A couple songs for those who want to check 'em out.

Alela Diane - The Pirate's Gospel
This is a folksy song. Lots of yo-hoing.

Darlings of the Splitscreen - Stealing Tears
I don't know what genre DotS is exactly. It's an interesting listen, though.
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your livejournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.
Music Meme Gone Awry )

In other news, I'm convinced that there is a cosmic force that makes the coffee machine run out of something whenever I get near it. Also, I brought my iPod to work, but I left the ear buds at home. *sigh*

Did I mention that we got a letter from the Honolulu police? They recovered Meredith's purse. It is probably without the cash she was carrying, but a nice surprise all the same. I just have to contact them so they'll send it to us.
mugglechump: (Draco Ginny)
( Jan. 8th, 2006 11:50 am)
James found 'Make a Circuit With Me' for me! Woot-woot!

I'll be your
Diode, cathode
Electrode, overload
Generator, oscillator
Make a circuit with me!


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