December 27, 2008

Getting Older

I definitely feel like I'm getting older based on one very specific element: music.

I really just don't get it for the most part, however there are some songs that break through the annoyance of the teeny bopper age that I find myself humming and singing when no one (or everyone) is around. Don't ask me why, because I have no idea, but for whatever reason I actually think I like these songs.

Live Your Life by T.I. featuring Rihanna

Love Lockdown by Kanye West

Sexyback by Justin Timberlake

and of course....

Womanizer by Britney Spears

These are just a few, and rather than make myself look totally stupid I'll stop there. It's just interesting though, there is a clear difference between music of today and music of the early/mid 90's which is where my musical mind still sits. I don't consider myself grunge, but I do miss bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Foo Fighters, No Doubt, etc. You just don't find music like that anymore (the old school versions of them anyway), instead you get Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus... or, you get hardcore rap. What happened? And where are we headed?

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December 15, 2008

Cold As Ice

Last Thursday night we had a pretty massive ice storm. The strange thing is, less than a mile away, it was all rain, while our house turned into a winter wonderland of tree breaking ice.

It was actually an awesome site, to see everything just covered in ice. These pictures were actually taken Saturday morning, more than 24 hours after the storm. It wasn't until this morning when temperatures rose and a little rainfall melted it all away, so for the past two days we've been hearing trees fall and ice hitting the house like bombs. Thankfully the one window in the line of fire was a type of plastic, otherwise it would have certainly crashed right through.

We lost power for awhile, and our neighborhood looked like a war zone. Trees were fallen everywhere, branches were down, it was pretty crazy. It was certainly one of the most memorable storms I can think of.

The following pictures I took with my phone Friday mid morning.

These trees are normally pointing straight up:

The trees were totally covered in ice:

This was taken awhile after the storm, and the ice was still more than inch thick:

It did look pretty neat, too bad it is so destructive:

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