Thursday, April 8, 2010

5 Addictions

Ian over at Mind of Mine tagged me to do this meme, so here it is. If you're a fellow blogger, feel free to do this too.

5. iPhone
What can't you do with this thing? Guitar Hero; Beejive instant messenger that allows you to use all instant message platforms; Grindr to search for guys; the ability to view Word/Excel/Powerpoint documents, and apps to let you edit them. What more do you need? I use my phone for everything- play games, call, text, a calendar, maps, translate text, email, browse the web. It effectively combines so many parts of my life.

Oh, and having an iPhone is bragging rights/a status symbol.

4. Music
Pop, country, rock, oldies, old school, it is all good. Beach Boys, Beatles, Sugarland, LeAnn Wommack, Lady Gaga, Maná, The Police, Sting, The Ronettes, Dolly Parton, Brooks & Dunn, The Ramones, No Doubt, The Dixie Chicks, Duran Duran, Faith Hill, Elvis, Billy Joel, Prince, Garth, George Strait, The Killers, Toto, U2, and so many more. So many different genres.

So many songs about just about anything you can imagine. Do you ever have those moments where you say, "gee, I can't believe someone wrote a song about that?"

So many sounds, instruments, great voices, guitar, and harmonies. Sting and his use of the sitar? The Beatles also used the sitar in songs like "Norwegian Wood." Both are examples of Ravi Shankar, and his influence on western recordings. Oh, and if you didn't notice I'm a musical trivia buff.



Speaking of music I am going to go see Jewel and Luke Bryan with a teacher from school next month.
Trying to convince this teacher to go see Pat Benatar with me next week, but she says the tickets are too expensive.

2 songs that have been stuck in my head all day...

Gonzo says I'm definitely Mexican when I like the old school like the song below.


3. Internet
A tool so effective at onnecting me with friends, family, great shopping, how-to guides, and something that can answer just about any question I seem to have, what more is there to say? I learn so much just surfing the web.

2. Traveling
I love going places, traveling, seeing new things, and trying new foods. I want so badly to visit Egypt and México. I love exploring even in the United States. I'm hoping to visit Florida this summer to get to experience Disney World. Always keeping my eye on travel specials at southwest.com.

There is so much to explore even in the area around me that I haven't. I don't get to the mountains nearly enough. There's museums, plays, outdoor hiking and biking trails, and places to go. I still need to cross the Griffith Observatory off my list. There is tons to do in LA, San Diego, and more that I've yet to see. I have been to Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and East LA, but have yet to explore Little Armenia. I really want to try this one Saturday or Sunday. Gonzo and Darla want to go with me- we are just trying to pick a day.

1. Food
I enjoy cooking and trying new foods. I love making quick, delicious food. I like to cook with chicken because it is so versatile. There are so many spices that can add to cooking. My philosophy is the more onions, cheese and garlic the better. There are so many different cuisines to try. Eating out or dining in is fun.

Mexican food is among my favorite cuisine, pero no la cocino bien (it's among my favorites, but I don't cook it well.) My explanation for that is I haven't really tried. I tend to go the easy route when it comes to Mexican- cook up some carnitas from Trader Joes, etc. It is one of my goals in the near future to tackle Mexican food, explore even the basics like tacos. My mom has her trusty recipe, and I like it a lot, but part of the pleasure I get from food is experimenting and trying my own creations.

6 comments:

Closet said...

Have your ordered your ipad yet?

Mike said...

Not yet! It is on my list of wants and needs. Have you?

Aek said...

Mmm, food. :-P

My roommate's going to Egypt this summer to do some research there. Pretty sweet, I must say.

Rob said...

Me too, 5 for 5. You are obviously a person of taste and sophistication, Mike.

Closet said...

I went and played with the ipad at the store...I'm not sure I need both (Ipad and Iphone). Ipad seems like a big iphone to me.

The ipad is too big to carry in your pocket (i like that about the iphone, it's in your pockie.

I do like that you can see a lot better on detailed things like games and surfing the web.

I can't decide.

Closet said...

I went and played with the ipad at the store...I'm not sure I need both (Ipad and Iphone). Ipad seems like a big iphone to me.

The ipad is too big to carry in your pocket (i like that about the iphone, it's in your pockie.

I do like that you can see a lot better on detailed things like games and surfing the web.

I can't decide.