Monday, September 20, 2010

Graham's Guilty Pleasures (Music Edition)

I swear I've done one of these before but I'd rather not go clicking about trying to find it so I'll do another.

We all have those particular songs that we like to listen to but would prefer people not know you like. Here's what I regard as guilty pleasures and why.

I'll open up with a little Coldplay. I have nothing against them personally I just don't go out of my way to listen to them and would be a little embarrassed if anybody caught me listening to it.

I don't know what a David Gates is but his cover of this awesome Bread song resonates in my soul. If liking Goodbye Girl is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

Duran Duran is pretty much awesome and I'll gladly blast Rio or Girls on Film with all my windows down. Then there's The Reflex. I tend to roll up the windows for this little ditty.

I'm pretty sure Kiss wrote and recorded Lick It Up just for me.

I'd exercise a lot more if this played on a constant loop in my house. It worked for Ralph Macchio and it would work for me.

I know most everybody loves this song but it's just not what an adult listens to while making a beer run. Well, I do but other adults don't.

Jill assured me that this song wanks.

Jill strikes again. According to her these guys should be called Wank Chung. Who knew?

I think that's a pretty good list. Who wants to come over and listen to some cassettes?

Monday, September 6, 2010

We're west bound just watch ol' Bandit run!

We're almost ready to hit the road which means it's time to start getting our shit together.

The fact that we're driving makes it a little easier to plan a lot of things. Jill likes to over pack and I spend a lot of time trying to figure out what I can leave at home. Now we can take everything we need and none of what we don't.

This will be our first road trip that doesn't involve moving which is nice. Last time we did this many miles we had a car full of boxes and a hamster.

I got my oil changed and tires rotated on Saturday and got the GPS all installed in a manner that won't drive me nuts. I need to get my iPod in order. I think I'll remove some of the stuff I rarely listen to and add Jill's music. I know she hates talking to Ford Sync (which rules by the way) so she'll probably just connect her own mp3 player. Jill also needs a throw blanket to keep her legs warm. My next car will have dual zone climate control. We'll probably buy a decent sized cooler for sandwiches and other junk.

On the packing side there won't be a whole lot of guess work. We'll take a few of what we need so we have a choice in what to wear depending on the weather. We'll pack an overnight bag so we don't have to lug our bags into the first hotel at our halfway point. We'll also be bringing our Tempurpedic pillows which we're normally not able to take with us because you can't cram them into a suitcase. They're also really heavy.

Jill has her road atlas and I'll be putting our two major stops on the GPS so we shouldn't get too lost as long as we do what the nice lady says.

More to come!