Thursday, October 08, 2009

The list, revisitied.

So, I've been thinking about my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days that I posted over a year ago. I still can't believe it was August of 2008 when I last posted to this blog.

Some of the easier tasks I did early on as I was still very motivated to get them done right after creating the list. Others just happened by chance.

When I asked Dalyn how I could become a better writer, she said "Write." There was a whole conversation that followed, but that's the first step. So here I am writing.

I also got asked recently by a local blogger if I'd like to write for his blog. While I really do have a lot on my plate to be taking on new projects, the thought that someone out there wants me to put words together and post them for the world to see for his project sort of blows my mind. And my ego a little bit, I'll admit.

So, in the interest of bettering my writing, keeping people up to date, and getting number 23 over with, here's the first in what I hope will be at least 30 posts in a row.

Of course, when I last posted, I didn't even know about this guy, so looking back at my list, some of the things seem a little superficial or selfish. I know that if I made a new list today, it would look completely different.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

boulder bikes

i've started blogging about bikes in and around boulder.

i've got a ton of ideas of what to put on there, what it'll look like (i promise it won't be grey text on black for too much longer...), where it'll go, and all that.

i've found it's easier to post bike stuff than personal stuff...even though a lot of times there's enough overlap that they're the same things. i guess if it involves bicycles, then it's easier for me to believe that someone else might be interested.

i'm pretty sure i can post at least one thing per day for 30 days about bikes in boulder. that might be the first thing on my list to go away. i'm not sure how i feel about that.

i did find my car paperwork, i need to take care of that, as well. one of these (next 980 something) days...

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

another list.

the goal:

create a list of 1000 hit 80's songs.
1. compile those songs on an actual playlist.
2. stop worrying about finding more 80's songs.

the rules:
1. song must have been released between 1/1/80 and 12/31/89.
2. it doesn't matter if the song charted, just that it's an awesome song.

this list is totally a work in progress. i got some friends to help with this list, so some of the songs and artists don't match up. also, some of the songs don't fit rule number 2.
i posted the list and started the project on myspace, and solicited suggestions from friends. the bottom of the list is out of alphabetical order, and there's some doubles. i'll get those taken care of. not including tv shows, i think the total number right now is around 680.
i'd like to get the list into a spreadsheet, so i can sort them easier, and keep the list a little more organized. once i hit 1000 songs, i'll start figuring out which songs i already have, and which i don't, and start hunting those i don't...

10,000 Maniacs Trouble Me
A Flock of Seagulls I Ran
A Ha Take on Me
Abba Take a Chance on Me
ABC Be Near Me
AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long
Adam and the Ant Goody Two Shoes
Aerosmith/Run DMC Walk This Way
After The Fire Der Kommisar
Al B Sure Night And Day

Alice Cooper Poison
Alphaville Big In Japan
Animotion Obsession
Ashford & Simpson Solid
Asia Heat of the Moment
Bad English When I See You Smile
Banarama Venus
Banarama Cruel Summer
Bangles Walk like an egyptian
Beach Boys Kokomo

Beastie Boys Fight for Your Right
Belinda Carlisle Heaven Is A place On Earth
Belinda Carlisle Mad About You
Belle Stars Iko Iko
Berlin Take My Breath Away
Bertie Higgins Key Largo
Bette Midler Wind Beneath My Wings
Big Country In A Big Country
Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes I've had the Time Of My Life

Billy Idol White Wedding
Billy Idol Mony Mony
Billy Joel Uptown Girl
Billy Joel We Didn't Start The Fire
Billy Ocean When the Going Gets Tough
Billy Ocean Caribbean Queen
Billy Squire The Stroke
Blondie Call Me
Blondie The Tide is High
Blondie Heart of Glass

Blondie Dreamin'
Blondie Rip her to shreds
Blondie Rapture
Blondie One way or another
Bob Marley Could You Be Loved
Bobby Brown My Perogative
Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy
Bon Jovi Bad Medicine
Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart
Bonnie Tyler Holding Out For A Hero

Boomtown Rats I Don't Like Mondays
Boston Amanda
Bow Wow Wow I want Candy
Boys Don't Cry I Wanna Be A Cowboy
Breakfast Club Right On Track
Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA
Bryan Adams Run To You
Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star
Cameo Word Up
Chaka Chan I Feel for You

Cheap Trick I Want You to Want Me
Cheap Trick The Flame
Cher If I could Turn Back Time
Cher and Peter Cetera After All
Chicago Hard Habit to Break
Chris Deburgh Lady In Red
Christopher Cross Arthur's Theme
Christopher Cross Sailing
Cinderella Don't Know what You Got Til its gone
Club Nouveau Lean On Me

Commodores Night Shift
Concrete Blonde Joey
Cory Hart Sunglasses at Night
Cracker Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)
Crowded House Don't Dream It's Over
Culture Club Karma Chameleon
Culture Club Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
Culture Club I'll Tumble 4 Ya
Cutting Crew I Just Died IN Your Arms Tonight
Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Cyndi Lauper All Through the Night
Cyndi Lauper Hole in My Heart
Cyndi Lauper I Drove All Night
Cyndi Lauper Money Changes Everything
Cyndi Lauper She Bop
Cyndi Lauper Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper The Goonies Are Good Enough
Dan Hartman I Can Dream About You
Danny Wilson Mary's Prayer
David Bowie Lets Dance

David Bowie Modern Love
David Bowie China Girl
David Lee Roth California Girls
Dazz Band Let It Whip
De La Soul Me Myself and I
Dead or Alive You Spin Me Round
DeBarge Rhythm of the Night
Debbie Gibson Electric Youth
Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me
Deniece Williams Let's Hear it For the Boys


Depeche Mode Just Can't Get Enough
Dexy's Midnight Runners Come On Eileen
Diana Ross Upside Down
Dino I Like It
Dinosaur Jr Just Like Heaven
Dire Straights Walk of life
Dire Straights Money For Nothing
Dolly Parton 9 to 5
Don Henley All She Want To is Dance
Don Henley Boys Of Summer

Donna Summer She works hard for the money
Doobie Brothers The Doctor
Double The Captain of Her Heart
Dream Academy Life in A Northern Town
Duran Duran Girls on Film
Duran Duran Hungry Like the Wolf
Duran Duran Rio
E.U . Da Butt
Earth, Wind and Fire Let's Groove

Echo & the Bunnymen The Killing Moon
Eddie Murphy Party All The Time
Eddie Rabbit I love a rainy night
Eddy Grant Electric Avenue
Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians What I Am
El Debarge Who's Johnny
ELO Xanadu
Elton John Candle In The Wind
Elvis Costello Veronica
Enya Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)

Erasure A Little Respect
Eric Carmen Hungry Eyes
Escape Club Wild Wild West
Europe Final Countdown
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams
Expose Come Go With Me
Expose What You Don't Know
Faith No More We Care A Lot
Falco Amadeus
Fat Boys and The Beach Boys Wipeout

Fine Young Cannibals She Drives Me Crazy
Fleetwood Mac Little Lies
Foreigner I Want To Know What Love Is
Frank Zappa Valley Girl
Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax
Fresh Prince Parents Just Don't Understand
Fun Boy Three Our Lips are Sealed
Gary Numan Cars
General Public Tenderness
Genesis Land of Confusion

Genesis Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
George Harrison I've Got My Mind Set On You
George Michael Faith
Georgia Satellites Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Glass Tiger Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone
Glen Frey The Heat Is On
Go Go's We got The Beat
Go West King Of Wishful Thinking
Godley & Crème Cry
Golden Earring Radar Love

Grandmaster Flash White Lines
Grateful Dead Touch of Grey
Great White Once Bitten Twice Shy
Greg Kihn Band Jeopardy
Guns & Roses Sweet Child of Mine
Guns & Roses Paradise City
Guns & Roses Welcome to the Jungle
Haircut One Hundred Love Plus One
Hall & Oates Private Eyes
Harold Faltermeyer Axel F

Heart What About Love
Herbie Hancock Rock It
Honeydrippers Sea Of Love
Howard Jones No One is to Blame
Huey Lewis & The News The Power of Love
Huey Lewis & The News Heart Of Rock And Roll
Human League Don't You Want Me?
Human League I'm Only Human
Icehouse Electric Blue
Iggy pop Real Wild Child

Indigo Girls Closer to Fine
Information Society What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
INXS Need You Tonight
Irene Cara Fame
Irene Cara Flashdance
J. Geils Band Centerfold
J. Geils Band Freeze Frame
James Brown Living in America
Jane Wiedlin Rush Hour
Janet Jackson Control

Jeff Healy Band Angel Eyes
Jermaine Stewart We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off
Joan Jett Bad Reputation
Joan Jett I Love Rock and Roll
Jody Watley Looking For A New Love
Joe Jackson Is She Really Going Out With Him
John Cougar Jack and Diane
John Fogerty Centerfield
John Parr St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)
John Waite Missing You


Johnny Hates Jazz Shattered Dreams
Journey Open Arms
Juice Newton Queen Of Hearts
Julian Lennon Too Late for Goodbyes
Kajogoogoo Too Shy
Kate Bush Running Up That Hill
Katrina & the Waves Walking on Sunshine
Kenny Loggins Footloose
Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes
Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes

Kim Wilde Kids in America
Klymaxx I miss you
Kool & the Gang Get Down On it
Kool & the Gang Celebration
Kylie Minogue The Locomotion
Laura Branigan Gloria
Lavert Cassanova
Level 42 Something About You
Limahl The Neverending Story
Limahl Never Ending Story

Lionel Richie All Night Long
Lipps Inc Funkytown
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam Head to Toe
Lita Ford Kiss Me Deadly
Living Colour Cult Of Personality
LL Cool J I Need Love
Los Lobos La Bamba
Love And Rockets So Alive
Loverboy Heaven In Your Eyes
M Pop Muzik

M.A.R.R.S . Pump Up The Volume
Madness Baggy Trousers
Madness Our House
Madonna Holiday
Madonna Like A Virgin
Martika Toy Soldiers
Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing
Matthew Wilder Break My Stride
Men at Work Down Under
Men at Work Who Can it be Now
Men Without Hats Safety Dance

Metallica One
Miami Sound Machine The Conga
Michael Jackson Thriller
Michael Penn No Myth
Michael Sembello Maniac
Midnight Oil Beds Are Burning
Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mine
Midnight Oil Sometimes
Mike & The Mechanics All I Need Is A Miracle
Milli Vanilli Girl You Know It's True
Missing Persons Walking In L.A.

Modern English I Melt With You
Motley Crue Girls Girls Girls
Mr. Mister Broken Wings
Murray Head One Night in Bangcock
Musical Youth Pass The Dutchie
Naked Eyes Always Something There To Remind Me
Natalie Cole Pink Cadillac
Neil Diamond America
Nelson After the Rain
Nena 99 Red Balloons
Neneh Cherry Buffalo Stance

New Kids on the Block Please Don't Go Girl
New Kids on the Block Hanging Tough
New Order Blue Monday
New Order Bizarre Love Triangle
Night Ranger Sister Christian
Nu Shooz I can't Wait
O.M.D If You Leave
Oakridge Boys Elvira
Oingo Boingo Weird Science
Olivia Newton John Physical

Ollie and Jerry Breakin' There's No Stopping Us
Orange Juice Jones The Rain
Pat Benatar Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Pat Benatar Invinceable
Pat Benatar Love is a Battlefield
Pat Benatar We Belong
Pat Benatar Shadows of the Night
Patrick Swayze She's Like the Wind
Paul Hardcastle 19
Paul McCartney Spies Like Us
Paul Simon Call Me Al

Paul Young Every time you go away
Paula Abdul Straight Up
Pebbles Girlfriend
Pet Shop Boys West End Girls
Peter Cetera Glory of Love
Peter Cetera and Amy Grant Next Time I Fall in Love
Peter Gabriel In Your Eyes
Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer
Peter Schilling Major Tom
Phil Collins In the Air Tonight

Pointer Sisters I'm So excited
Poison Nothing But A Good Time
Pretenders Back on the chain gang
Pretenders Don't Get Me Wrong
Pretty Poison Catch Me (I'm Falling)
Prince Rasberry Beret
Prince When Doves Cry
Prince You Got the Look
Prince 1999
Prince Purple Rain


Psychedelic Furs Pretty In Pink
Public Images Limited This Is Not A Love Song
Queen Another One Bites The Dust
Queen and David Bowie Under Pressure
Quiet Riot Cum on Feel the Noize
R.E.M Stand
Ratt Round and Round
Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters
Ready For The World Oh Sheila
Red Hot Chili Peppers Higher Ground

Re-Flex The Politics Of Dancing
REO Speedwagon Can't Fight This Feeling
Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up
Rick Astley Together Forever
Rick Springfield Jesse's Girl
Rob Base Joy and Pain
Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock It Takes Two
Robbie Neville C'est La Vie
Robert Palmer Addicted to Love
Rockwell Somebody Watching Me

Rod Stewart Downtown Train
Romeo Void Never Say Never
Roxette Dangerous
Roxette The Look
Roxette Joyride
Roxy Music Avalon
Rupert Holmes Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Sade Smooth Operator
Salt N Pepa Push It
Samantha Fox Naughty Girls

Sammy Hagar I Can't Drive 55
Scandal feat. Patty Smith The Warrior
Shannon Let the Music Play
Sheena Easton Morning Train
Sheila E The Glamorous Life
Simple Minds Don't You Forget About Me
Simply Red If You Don't Know Be Now
Siouxsie & The Banshees Kiss Them For Me]
Skid Row 18 and Life
Skid Row I Remember You
Sly Foxx Let's Go All The Way

Soft Cell Tainted Love
Soul II Soul Back To Life
Spandau Ballet True
Squeeze Hourglass
Stacy Q Two of Hearts
Starship Nothing's gonna stop us now
Starship We Built This City
Status Quo What you're Proposing
Steve Miller Band Abracadabra
Steve Perry Oh Sherrie
Steve Winwood Higher Love

Stevie Wonder I just Called to Say I love you
Sting If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free
Stray Cats Stray Cats Strut
Styx Mr. Roboto
Supertramp It's Raining Again
Surface Shower Me With Your Love
Survivor Eye of The Tiger
Suzanne Vega Luka
Swing Out Sister Break Out
Taco Puttin on the Ritz

Talking Heads Burning Down the House
Taylor Dane Tell it to my Heart
Taylor Dane With Every Beat Of My Heart
Tears For Fears Shout
Tears For Fears Seeds of Love
Technotronic Pump Up The Jam
Terence Trent d'Arby Wishing Well
The B-52's Roam
The Bangles Manic Monday
The Cars Drive

The Cars Good Times Roll
The Cars Just What I Needed
The Cars My Best Friend's Girl
The Cars You Might Think
The Cars Shake it up
The Church Under The Milky Way
The Clash Rock the Casbah
The Cult Firewoman
The Cure Loves Song
The Fabulous Thunderbirds Tuff Enuff

The Fixx One Thing Leads to Another
The Icicle Works Bird Fly (Whisper To A Scream)
The Jam Going Undergound
The Jam In the City
The Jets Crush On You
The Kinks Come Dancing
The Moody Blues Your Wildest Dreams
The Motels Only The Lonely
The Nails 88 Lines About 44 Women
The Outfield Voices of Babylon

The Outfield - your love
The Pixies Wave of Mutilation
The Plimsouls A Million Miles Away
The Pogues Sally MacLennane
The Police Every Breath You Take
The Police Don't Stand so Close to me
The Power Station Get It On (Bang A Gong)
The Power Station Some Like It Hot
The Ramones I Wanna be Sedated
The Romantics What I Like About You


The Scorpions Rock You Like A Hurricane
The Smithereens A Girl Like You
The Smiths How Soon Is Now?
The Specials Ghost Town
The Sugarcubes Birthday
The System Don't Disturb This Groove
The Tubes She's A Beauty
The Vapors Turning Japanese
The Waitresses I Know What Boys Like
The weather Girls Its Raining Men

Thomas Dolby She Blinded Me With Science
Thompson Twins Hold Me Now
Tiffany I Think We're Alone Now
Til Tuesday Voices Carry
Timbuk3 Future so Bright I Gotta Wear Shades
Timex Social Club Rumors
Tina Tuner What's Love Got To Do with It
Todd Rundgren Bang The Drum All Day
Tom Petty Free Falling
Tommy Tutone 867-5309

Tone Loc Wild Thing
Tone Loc Funky Cold Medina
Toni Basil Mickey
Toto Rosanna
T'Pau Heart and Soul
Tracy Chapman Fast Car
Trio Da Da Da
U2 With or Without you
U2 Desire
U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday
UB40 Red Wine

Ultravox Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Unchain My Heart Joe Cocker
USA for Africa We Are The World
Van Halen Jump
Vanity Nasty Girl
Violent Femmes Blister In The Sun
Wall Of Voodoo Mexican Radio
Wang Chung Everybody Have Fun Tonight
Warrant Heaven
Was Not Was Walk the Dinosaur
Weird Al Yankovic Eat It

Wham! Wake Me up Before you Go Go
When In Rome The Promise
Whispers Rock Steady
White Lion When The Children Cry
Whitesnake Here I Go Again
Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance with somebody
Whitney Houston Greatest Love Of All
Will To Power Dreamin
Winger Headed ForA Heartbreak
XTC Cryin

XTC Dear God
Yaz Situation
Yello Oh Yeah
Yes Owner of a Lonely Heart
Young MC Bust A Move
ZZ Tops Legs
Kenny Loggins-Danger Zone
Kenny Loggins-I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)
Michael Jackson Beat It
Michael Jackson Billie Jean-

Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal-
Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'-
Michael Jackson PYT-
Mike Wilson/Ann Reno- Almost Paradise-
Van Halen Jump
Faith No More Epic
Madonna Lucky Star
Madonna Borderline
Madonna Like A Virgin

Madonna Material Girl
Madonna Crazy for you
Madonna Into the Groove
Madonna Live to tell
Madonna Open your heart
Madonna la isla bonita
Madonna express yourself
Madonna cherish
Glenn Frey Smuggler's Blues
Glenn Frey The Heat is on

Geto Boys Mind is Playing Tricks on me
Bell Biv Devoe Poison
Alice Cooper Poison
Joy Division Love Will Tear us Apart
Escape Club Wild Wild West
Survivor Eye of the Tiger
Madonna Like A Prayer
Eddy Grany Electric Avenue
Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford If I Close My Eyes Forever
They Might Be Giants Birdhouse in Your Soul

They Might Be Giants Istanbul
Yello Oh Yeah
Siouxsie an the Banshees Peekaboo
The Bangles Hazy Shade of Winter
The Bangles Manic Monday
The Moody Blues Your Wildest Dreams
The Romantics What I Like About You
Whitesnake Here I Go Again
Motley Crue - : Wild side,
Motley Crue -Dr Feelgood,


Motley Crue -Home Sweet Home,
Motley Crue -Smokin in the Boys Room
Def Lepard - : Photograph,
Def Lepard - Rock of Ages,
Def Lepard - Hysteria,
Def Lepard - Animal
Poison : Cry Tough,
Poison - I Want Action,
Poison - Every Rose has its Thorn,
Poison - Fallen Angel

Dramarama- Anything, Anything
R.E.M - It's the End of the World as we know it
Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes
Siouxie and the Banshee's - Peek-a-Boo
Violent Femmes -Add It Up
Violent Femmes - Kiss Off
Men at Work - Overkill
Air Supply - Love out of nothin at all
janet jackson - nasty
reo speedwagon - take it on the run

abc - poison arrow
abba - dancing queen
alphaville - forever young
billy idol - dancing with myself
billy joel - allentown
bruce springsteen - born to run
bruce springsteen - dancing in the dark
bryan adams - summer of '69
corey hart - never surrender
debbie gibson - only in my dreams

depeche mode - enjoy the silence
digital underground - humpty dance
dj jazzy jeff and the fresh prince - parents just don't understand
duran duran - notorious
duran duran - the reflex
the fixx - one thing leads to another
go-go's - vacation
hall & oates - out of touch
human league - (keep feeling) fascination
jesus and mary chain - just like honey

journey - don't stop believin'
journey - any way you want it
journey - separate ways
josie cotton - johnny are you queer?
simply red,
wilson phillips,
ll cool j,
en vogue,
billy vera - if i could just hold you again
boy meets girl - waiting for a star to fall

dokken - dream warriors
micheal sembello - maniac
nucleus - jam on it
terence trent d'arby - wishing well
the dream academy - life in a northern town
the gleaming spires - are you ready for the sex girls?
pebbles - girlfriend
winger - seventeen
L'Trimm Cars With the Boom
MC Hammer "Can't Touch This"

Public Enemy "Bring the Noise"
2 Live Crew "Me So Horny"
NWA "Straight Outta Compton"
Biz Markie "Just A Friend"
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Peek-a-Boo
theme from SMALL WONDER.
10,000 Maniacs - What's the Matter Here?
ABBA – Super Trouper
Aerosmith – Janie’s Got a Gun
B-52’s – Deadbeat Club

B-52’s – Loveshack
B-52’s – Roam
Beastie Boys – Brass Monkey
Beastie Boys – No Sleep til Brooklyn
Beastie Boys – Paul Revere
Beastie Boys – She’s Crafty
Belinda Carlisle – Circle in the Sand
Bon Jovi – Livin on a Prayer
Bonnie Raitt – Have a Heart
Book of Love – I Touch Roses

Book of Love – You Make Me Feel So Good
Camouflage – That Smiling Face
Camouflage – The Great Commandment
Chicago – You’re the Inspiration
Cindi Lauper – True Colors
Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down
Rick James - Super Freak
The La's - There She Goes
The Cure - A Forest
The Primitives - Crash

Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
Devo – Whip It
Erasure – Chains of Love
Guns N’ Roses – Patience
INXS – New Sensation
Jane’s Addiction – Jane Says
Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation
Janet Jackson – What Have You Done For Me Lately?
Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime
The Cure – Just Like Heaven


Public Enemy – Fight the Power
Prince – Little Red Corvette
Prince – Kiss
Prince – 1999
R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe
The Cure – InBetween Days
Pet Shop Boys – What Have I Done To Deserve This?
Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
LL Cool J – Goin Back to Cali
Men Without Hats – Pop Goes the World

Nine Inch Nails – Down In It
Nine Inch Nails – Head Like a Hole
Nine Inch Nails – Sin
Paula Abdul – Straight Up
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Knock Me Down
REM – Perfect Circle
REM – Superman
REM – The One I Love
Run DMC – It’s Tricky
Suzanne Vega – Left of Center

Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World
The Ocean Blue – Between Something and Nothing
The Police – Canary in a Coal Mine
The Smiths – Ask
The Smiths – Girlfriend in a Coma
The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
They Might Be Giants – Don’t Let’s Start
Tom Petty – I Won’t Back Down
U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
U2 – I Will Follow

U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name
Wham! – Careless Whisper
Yaz – Only You
Aztec Camera - Good Morning Britain (w/ Mick Jones)
Aztec Camera - Oblivion
B52's- Private Idaho,
B52's - Love Shack
The Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter,
The Bangles - Eternal Flame
Big Audio Dynamite- The Bottom Line, E=MC2

Crowded House- Fall at Your Feet,
Crowded House- Something So Strong
The Dead Milkmen- Punk Rock Girl
The Dead Milkmen- Swordfish
The Dead Milkmen- Bitchin Camaro
Depeche Mode- Personal Jesus
Elvis Costello- Everyday I Write The Book
The Fixx - Stand or Fall,
The Fixx - Saved by Zero
The Go Go's - Our Lips are Sealed,

The Go Go's - Vacation
The Lightning Seeds- Pure
Lionel Richie & Diana Ross - Endless Love
The Romantics -Talking in your Sleep
Sinead O'Connor- I Want Your (Hands on Me)
The Smithereens- Blood & Roses
Split Enz- I Got You
Squeeze- Pulling Mussels (From the Shell), Tempted
Journey - Faithfully
Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Whitesnake - Is This Love
Van Halen - Why Can't This Be Love
Dokken - Into the Fire
Cinderella - Don't Know What You Got (Till Its Gone)
Scorpions - Still Lovin You
Richard Marx - Hold On to the Nights
Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name
Twisted Sister - "I Wanna Rock"
Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take
ac/dc - that's the way i wanna rock n roll

dangerous toys - scared
faith no more - epic
ozzy osbourne - miracle man, crazy babies, breakin all the rules
jefferson starship - sara
sioux and the banshees - dear prudence
Queen- Radio Ga Ga
Bangles Hero Takes a Fall
Burning Sensations Belly of the Whale
English Beat Mirror in the Bathroom
Icicle Works Whisper to a Scream


Nick Lowe Cruel to be Kind
Real Life Send Me an Angel
Soft Cell Sex Dwarf
Squeeze Pulling Mussels from a Shell

Check out for missing songs

Theme from dallas
Theme from dynasty
Theme from knots landing
Theme from dukes of hazzard
Theme from growing pains
Theme from family ties
Theme from you can't do that on television
Theme from simon and simon
Theme from riptide
Theme from macguyver
Theme from knight rider
Theme from a-team
Theme from hunter
Theme from gi joe
Theme from transformers
Theme from kids incorporated
Theme from fraggle rock
Theme from the muppets
Theme from muppet babies
Theme from heathcliff
Theme from alvin and the chipmunks
Theme from denver the last dinosaur
Theme from charlie brown
Theme from he-man/masters of the universe
Theme from inspector gadget
Theme from the littles
Theme from smurfs
Theme from teenage mutant ninja turtles
Theme from 321 contact
Theme from the electric company
Theme from fat albert
Theme from the incredible hulk
Theme from M.A.S.K.
Theme from mr rogers neighborhood
Theme from pee wee's playhouse
Theme from reading rainbow
Theme from romper room
Theme from captain kangaroo
Theme from sesame street
Theme from land of the lost
Theme from wonder woman
Theme from square one
Theme from thundercats
Theme from Airwolf.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

from boulder to north pole, alaska and some really simple math that's got me all tingly inside

about a year and a half ago (some time in may 2007,) i bought a computer for my bike. it's a small little device that lives on the handlebars. there's a magnet that's connected to one wheel, and everytime the wheel turns a revolution, the computer counts it. the computer does the math and, based on the size of my wheels, i can see how fast i'm currently going, (as i type this, my current speed is a whopping 0 mph,) what my average speed is (my current average is 13.7 mph,) my top speed (to date it's around 42 mph, but lately, the top speed is around 38 mph,) a trip odometer (last time i reset it was when aspen was here, i've got about 180 miles since that reset,) and an overall odometer. this is where our story begins. (there's also a timer, which tells me how long i've been on the bike--in motion-- a>since the last trip reset as well as overall. these two features i rarely use for some reason.)
this morning, about 1/3 of a mile from work, my overall odometer passed 3,000 miles. 3,000 miles. three thousand miles. we moved to lafayette in february, and i remember fondly passing the 1,000 mile mark that week. that's about one thousand miles in 12 months, give or take--ok, just take-- three months. then, about 3 months later, the odometer turned over to 2,000 miles. in three months, i had done as much riding as the previous 9 months. now, 3 months later, i've done the same again.
i told thedalyn this exciting news, (what's the exciting news, you ask? that i rolled the odometer over to 3000 miles today. try to keep up, dear readers,) and her response was "we live farther away now." awesome. way to join in the excitement.

something else that struck me today, as i was riding in to work, watching the counter get closer and closer to 3 with 3 zeros behind it, is that 3,000 is not really all that different than 3,001 or 2,999. is mile number 24 any more special than mile number 3,564,852?. for some reason, we put some kind of mystical weight on "round" numbers. the only thing i could think of is that it's special because of it's place on a number line.
there was a time when odometers and counters and things were analog, with little wheels with printed numbers that turned with gears, etc, where the 10's wheel turned once for every ten rotations of the 1's wheel, the hundred's for every ten turns of the 10's wheel. when these types of odometers would get to a round number like 3,000, that one mile from 2,999 to 3,000 is pretty much like all the others, but as that ones wheel turns into place once more, it drags with it 3 other wheels this time, something that only happens every 1,000 revolution.
i can only imagine in 21 months, when the computer's "gears" roll over to 10,000 miles. will i be 10 times as excited? probably not. but it will be cool to see all those numbers roll over to zero as a new column is introduced.

i'm not sure what the point of all this is, other than maybe a poorly disguised way for me to brag to the world that i've ridden that bike the distance from lafayette, colorado to north pole, alaska in about 18 months. not that it would take me 18 months to do that if i was traveling to north pole alaska, since i'm averaging about 7.8 miles per day at this rate. if i was going to ride my bike to alaska, hopefully i'm going to put more miles behind me than 8 per day.

what have i learned in all those hours on my bike (233 hours and 51 minutes to be exact?

a new seat would be nice.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

can't ride a bike wha???

those of you who know me know that i teach _a bike class for kids. those of you who don't know me now know the same. most of what we cover in this class is mechanics. the kids actually earn a bike that they keep through the program. we also try to get in some riding skills if there's time at the end of the class.
today was the last class in the july session, so the kids finished up their bikes, safety checked them, and we went for a short ride. two of the students (sisters, as it turns out) weren't comfortable enough on two wheels without training wheels to be able to join the group ride, so i stayed with them and worked on some balance exercises. i even discovered a new and easy practice method for getting used to the pedals*.
i wish i had known earlier that they couldn't ride. i would have spent more of their class time working on balance and riding skills and less on things like how to replace and adjust a derailleur cable. these two kids were some of our best mechanics that we've seen. they had a sense of wanting to figure out challenges and bike parts that i haven't seen in too many of our students.
we had to replace some reflectors, and i asked why we put the red on the back of the bike, and the white one on the front. the younger sister figured out in about 3 seconds what the reason is. blew my socks off. i think there are adults in the bike shop who don't know why we do that. in fact, i know there are, as i've seen countless bikes with the wrong reflector on the wrong end of the bike. this girl is 9.
the girls' mother did bring up the fact that one of them still uses one training wheel at home, so perhaps i was being overly optimistic about their riding abilities. i guess the family's moved a fair bit in the last year or two, so the kids haven't had a regular place to ride, nor bikes to get used to. it's hard for me to understand a kid's world that doesn't include riding a bike. we moved around a lot when i was a kid, and one of the first things we did in our new destination was to go for bike rides and figure out the neighborhood.

i realized the other day that i can't remember a time in my life when i couldn't ride a bike. i have vague memories of my dad running behind me saying "you got it! you got it! keep going!" but i can't be sure i'm not just stealing that memory from some movie or tv show. i'm kind of glad that i can't remember not riding a bike. i don't know how i would handle a memory like that.

at the end of the class, after bikes were put into parents's cars, tools were put away, the floor swept, i turned around at one point, and there were these two girls. waiting to tell me thanks.
totally made my night. even if they didn't get up on two wheels earlier...

*2 exercises for learning to ride a bike:

1. "the seat scoot"
lower the seat so that the rider can sit comfortable on the bike with both feet flat on the ground. have the rider sit on the bike, as if they're going to ride it. the rider pushes with their feet along the ground, moving forward as if they're riding a bike with no pedals, like this:

start with small steps. the rider will get more comfortable with lifting her feet up, steering, braking, etc, and her steps will get longer. eventually, she'll be able to zip around, coasting with her feet up off the ground, only putting their feet down to avoid crashing.

2. "the pedal pusher"
this method works well for kids who have ridden a skateboard or scooter before. it's a little more advanced that the seat scoot, but kids learn in different ways, and if they're motivated to learn, then mixing up the lessons will help break the monotony, and encourage success.

have the rider stand over the bike as if he's about to go for a ride. hands on handlebars, feet on ground beside the bike. lift one foot up onto a pedal while keeping the other foot on the ground. the rider's weight will eventually be on the pedal, but the other foot is busy pushing off the ground. similar to a razor type scooter, or a skateboard. essentially, with one foot on the pedal, and the other pushing off the ground, the rider has turned their pedal bicycle into one of these:

for this method, the rider will be propelling himself forward, but his weight will be on the pedal, so he'll be standing up as he's pushing along. again, helps with the balance, steering, etc.

eventually, the foot that's on the pedal will swing back and forth slightly. as it moves forward, it's freewheeling. as it moves back, it will be engaging the chain, and is, for all intents and purposes, pedalling. it's an eay victory for the rider to be pedalling so easily, and the smile i got when i pointed out that she was actually pedalling made my night.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

the list.

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Learn more at Day Zero.

and without further ado, here's my list of 101 things i want to do in 1001 days:

1. sell the car
2. get 100% out of debt
3. build a welded tallbike
4. go bike camping
5. do "100 miles on a tallbike" film
6. print and distribute "on your left"
7. have art in a show in an actual gallery
8. read the complete baroque cycle books
9. complete art project with amy, complete with custom die
10. lose 30 pounds
11. go to another country
12. help my parents finish their bathroom
13. sell 5 shirts with that many designs
14. season cast iron skillets
15. walk polly the dog once a day for 7 days in a row
16. clean up poop and mow lawn once a week
17. get a tattoo
18. read all the ender's books
19. read 5 books i own that i haven't read
20. get rid of 20 books i've read
21. make one recipe from 5 cookbooks for every one new cookbook i buy
22. make one recipe from every cookbook i own
23. blog once a day for one month
24. create and publish a cookzine
25. put up pegboard and organize the garage
26. clean up desk
27. put books on bookshelves in library
28. listen to all cassette tapes in milk crate, discard the old dead ones
29. rip cds, lps, and remaining tapes to mp3.
30. watch, rip, and discard video tapes
31. go on a picnic
32. help my parents to be vegan for 1 week.
33. balance my checkbook, use it, and keep it up to date for 1 month, including EVERY purchase and deposit
34. learn flash
35. create a short flash film/video 5-6 minutes long
36. create a flash game
37. get a "bingo" word in scrabble
38. play a game of chess long distance with someone
39. learn about and develop a training regimen for commuting to work by bike
40. ride from home to work (11 miles) in 35 minutes.
41. frame anna's print, hang it in the house
42. freecycle, craigslist, donate, or ebay one thing per day for 60 days in a row.
43. cook dinner for thedalyn for 30 days in a row
44. do all the house chores (dishes, cleaning, laundry, trash, feed animals and clean animals' poop for 30 days in a row.
45. pick 3 of my favorite recipes, learn them by heart, and teach them to 3 friends.
46. take a multi-vitamin for 7 days in a row
47. watch all of ebert's 102 great movies
48. learn all the major parts and systems of a bicycle in spanish
49. finish and collect my awesome list of 80's songs
50. become a paying member of community cycles
51. plant a garden
52. cook a meal using only ingredients (spices not included) that i've grown from seeds
53. eat for 1 week using only ingredients that were grown within 100 miles from me, spices not included
54. make every recipe in 1 cookbook
55. learn a recipe from someone in my neighborhood that i've not previously met, and teach them a new one.
56. visit carl in north carolina
57. donate blood
58. mail carl's package.
59. work 8 hours in a row during a weekday without checking my personal email, websites i frequent, blogs, etc, note any difference in productivity.
60. take a ride on the cog railway
61. ride my bike to record store in arvada
62. design and build a bike trailer
63. build dalyn a bike noguchi table
64. organize craft tools, materials, etc. discard/donate/freecycle what i haven't used in 12 months.
65. climb a 14er
66. give a slideshow
67. rank 75% of the songs on my ipod and itunes.
68. plan a monthly budget, and stick to it using cash and envelopes, dave ramsey style
69. join a csa
70. contribute to savings $5 for every item on this list completed.
71. contribute to savings $10 for every item on this list not completed.
72. buy ipod for my dad. fill it 25% with music i know he likes. fill it 25% with music i hope he'll like that i love.
73. find a vegan bed and breakfast in colorado, stay there with dalyn
74. get a replacement driver's license
75. visit anna's grave
76. read for 1 hour a day for 7 days in a row
77. interview 3 non-immediate family members about what their life was like before i was born
78. cull my wardrobe to things i've worn in the last 12 months
79. brew a batch of root beer
80. make a painting for above the stairs
81. take a class on illustrator
82. send korbin a package of cool stuff
83. upload photos of anna to picasa, share with family
84. put birthdays and anniversaries into google calender
85. get a physical
86. get my teeth checked
87. leave early for work with the express purpose of enjoying the sunrise at waneka lake. bring dalyn if she'll let me.
88. ride up to ncarr
89. bake cookies for a friend and give them anonymously
90. enter a contest
91. run the bolder boulder
92. find, download, and listen to lectures online that interest me
93. visit the louisville historic museum
94. have 5 friends/families i don't talk to regularly over for dinner.
95. design, print, and distribute holiday cards for 08/09
96. buy birthday gifts for all my immediate family members in 1 year
97. file my 2007 taxes
98. take a day off work with nothing to do
99. watch dr who starting with the original season 1
100. pay for sarah to come visit colorado.
101. make new list

it's a lot to think about all at once. i'm glad i have 1001 days to do it in. making up the list was a several hours long project in and of itself, and i had to go to the internet to visit some other folks' lists to get ideas. there's a ton of people doing this thing, and it's interesting to read what other people put on their list.
i was thinking about just how much stuff i have on this list. it's a big damn list. some of the things (number 55, anyone?) are a little unnerving, and i'm not sure how i'll pull them off. if i didn't have to work, eat, sleep, spend time with dalyn, i wonder how long ticking all 100 of these things off would take. i'm starting the project on 7/31/08, and my end date is April 28, 2011. that seems like so far from now.
if i think back to 1001 days ago, and what i was doing then, it seems like so long ago. i was still running the babysitting business, delivering bread for the bakery. i'm not sure how this list would look different if the me from november, 2005 had written it. that's a really weird thing to think about...
one thing that did occur to me is that this will be a great list to go back to on weekends or evenings, when we're sitting around with nothing to do, and looking for something to entertain us. hopefully we won't burn out and lose interest once the fun/easy things are completed.

101 things in 1001 days

yesterday thedalyn brought up an idea that she saw online. make a list of 101 things that you'd like to accomplish, and do those things within 1001 days of starting. this basically amounts to 3 years. or one thing on your list every 10 days. numerous people have done this already, and i'm guessing there's all kinds of books and planners and things to buy. of course, these things will help you make your list, and may help organize and prioritize the things on it, but it won't get them done. that's sort of the point of the list in the first place, i think.
anyway, i'm still compiling my list. i'll post it here as soon as it's done. number 23 on the list is blog for 30 days in a row. i created this blog ages ago, (just looked it up, and apparently i created it in 2005) with the hopes of actually doing some regular writing, keeping friends and family up to date with what's going on in my world, finding other like minded folks, etc. as you can tell from the fact that this is the first post, that never really happened. until now.
some of the things on the list are things that i would like to do repeatedly for a finite amount of time. (number 43 is cook dinner for 30 days in a row.) some are big, one time things. (number 1, sell the car.) some are things i will have to work towards, and eventually achieve (numbers 34 and 36, learn flash, and create a flash game.) some are things i'll need to do repeatedly, in the hopes of making them a habit (number 23, blog once a day for 30 days.)

thedalyn is waiting until august 1st to start her list, officially. i figured i'd get started now, so as not to let her get ahead. she's sneaky that way. actually, i've been trying to figure out a way to get this blog rolling, and waiting for an appropriate time/threshold/some defining moment that gets me writing. i tend to put big behavioral changes off until i have some big reason to change. you know, cos blogging big behavioral change... i guess i just have delusions of grandeur, and want to make this a regular thing in the hopes of making my writing better, getting ideas onto paper, so to speak, and just plain old edification.

no more putting off. it's time for some edification.

hopefully i'll have the list finished soon, and will post it when i do.


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My boyfriend’s pecker is too big for my mouth

Virgins always hee-hawed at me and even fellows did in the federal toilet!
Well, now I smil at them, because I took M_E GA D IK
for 3 months and now my tool is indeed more than average.
pay for
Malone also scored for the Penguins. The Penguins were
Union Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
be patentable.
April 6. The court will rule on
progressed through to the Super 8 stage, this game was


So, Malone's pecker grew and he used it to score with some penguins in Eastern Europe? I didn't even know they grew penguins there. Kinky.

Posted by The Spectacle on Aug 30, 2007 10:55 AM
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the federal toilet sounds like a place i'd never pass muster. Or gas.

Posted by carl on Sep 26, 2007 2:04 PM
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