my husband makes fun of many things that i do. the way i throw my entire head back to swallow one little pill. the way i leave every light in the house on, all the time. the way i lay down in bed at 8:00pm at night and can fall asleep for the night, mid-sentence.
and lately, he’s added another thing to make fun of. he thinks that i take some sort of satisfaction out of letting people know that iÃ‚Â am ahead of the trends. a trendsetter, if you will.
friend: “i am obsessed with facebook.”
me: “oh, me too. it’s really taken off recently, eh?” (note how well i can use the word “eh” now. correctly and everything. awesome.)
friend: “really. it wasn’t crazy before?”
me: “well…i’ve been on it forever. like, since september or something.”
husband: “oh, Ali practically invented facebook. she was the first person to join. while you were still in diapers she was already on facebook.”
now, i know he’s only messing with me, but, as i sit back and actually think about it, do i really do that? do i like to prove to people that i was watching, wearing, interested in things before other people?
shit. i think i do.
i watched Heroes from the first episode. i loved Ryan Gosling before anyone even knew who he was – i watched the frickin’ mickey mouse club when i was 12 for god’s sake. i was reading PerezHilton before anyone even knew what a blog was. i knew who snow patrol was before Grey’s Anatomy made them famous. see…here i go again…
anyway, putting this obvious character flaw aside for a moment, i did actually have a point to make in this post.
i’m always looking for new music. always. it’s a little obsession of mine. i recently discovered this band/singer that i can’t get enough of. It’s called Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. and it’s amazing. trust me. this guy, Sam Duckworth, is going places. you heard it here first.
check out this song, called “Call Me Ishmael”
now…i have a challenge for all of you.
tell me what you’re listening to. something new. something i wouldn’t have ever heard of. something you think might be the next big thing. or just something you are totally and completely digging with now. (did i just say ‘digging’…must be time for coffee)
there are prizes for the winners, folks. real prizes. nothing exciting, unfortunately. but i will make you your very own cd of all the latest and greatest songs that i’m listening to.
worth playing for?