Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Random - good - quotes.

"I've heard that it's possible to grow up, I've just never met anyone who's actually done it. Without parents to defy, we break the rules we make for ourselves. We throw tantrums when things don't go our way. We whisper secrets with our best friend in the dark. We look for comfort where we can find it. And we hope against all logic, against all experience, like children, we never give up hope."
meredith grey

"After careful consideration, and many sleepless nights, here is what I have decided, there is no such thing as a grownup. We move on, we move out, we move away from our families and form our own. But the basic insecurities, the basic fears, and all those old wounds just grow up with us and just when we think life and circumstance force us to be an adult your mother says something like that, or worse something like that. We get bigger. We get taller. We get older, but for the most part we're still a bunch of kids running around the playground desperately trying to fit in."
meredith grey

"You don't run against a bloody stop watch, do you hear? A runner runs against himself, against the best that's in him. Not against a dead thing of wheels and pulleys. That's the way to be great, running against yourself. Against all the rotten mess in the world. Against God, if you're good enough." — Bill Persons

Musical help please?

I decided to run the half marathon this weekend with my iPod to see how it compares to my experience running the one in Charlottesville without my iPod. Therefore, I need to make a playlist that will last roughly 2.5 hours (I AM SLOW, get over it...maybe I should get over it first). Would you be a dear and tell me what your favorite workout/pump-up/energy songs are so I can include them on my playlist? I am in desperate need of some new inspiration...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wow that got out of control fast

Alright, I have to tell you the whole story. I thought I could get away with not doing it, but I can't.

Today I was talking to my friend Paul and I said "And you know, that's another stone in my...court." and Paul was like "What? What does that mean? Is that a thing? I don't think I've ever heard that before"
me- "yeah, I just made it up. feel free to use it."

So then I was talking to my friend Heather ABOUT that conversation because she made dragony a word (another story, another day) and I told her about the phrase and she said "its really weird and makes no sense you know. i'm not using it. ever."

me - "it makes a TON of sense. whoever has the most stones in their court wins. I WIN."
her- "haha, what court? like a basketball court? or a kingly court? and is someone throwing stones AT you?"
me - "a kingly court, obvi. no one is throwing them at me, they're too large to be thrown, so they have to be pushed. i am sitting on a throne observing."

Then I included this illustration: (caption says me, sitting in my stately robe (not a snuggie) on my throne as more stones are pushed into my court. i'm holding my golden scepter with the giant ruby on top.)So she shows this picture to her table and a girl at her table thinks that the representation of me in the drawing is meant to be JESUS and this is JESUS overseeing the rolling of the stone away from the mouth of the cave. So I write back:

"i feel compelled to destroy her argument step by step:
1) jesus never carried a scepter
2) jesus never wore a purple robe as far as i know
3) jesus always wore sandals or went barefoot
4) no one else was PRESENT at the rolling away of the stone, hence the MYSTERY as to where jesus was when the others arrived and the stone was already moved. had he been present, i doubt he would have been wearing a robe, sitting on a throne, and holding a scepter. "

"ha- emily wants to rebuff your arguments as follows:

1. in her mind, it as a visual representation of jesus "king of kings" in his robe and sceptor as the stone was rolled away.
2. she wants to know how you know what the rolling away of was like? "

my rebuttal:
"1) see point 4 below
2) i just spent 5 minutes on trying to find the description, but as i recall some women came upon the cave where his body was laid and the stone at the mouth of the cave had been moved and the only thing in the cave was the fabric his body had been wrapped in. there is no mention of witnesses so i doubt anyone was present. aside from me, that is. i was there. that's how i know.
3) when i typed wrapped above, at first i typed cwrapped, which, when you say it out loud and you're referring to the body of Christ, is really funny. "

so then i get:
"emily wants to sing you a song:

jesus loves me this i know for the bible tells me so, bridget is full of crap, this i know because jesus told me so last night in my dream. "

and i say:
"sing her this back:
jesus doesn't appear in dreams you little effing heathen, only gabriel does, so you're a charlatan, and jesus pities you, as do i, lalalalala"

"um, jesus doesn't like your potty mouth."

and finally, mine:
"she started it."

Phew. The end. But I hope you thought that was as funny as I did.

Impromptu playlist sharing

So I just made a new playlist. General theme: being single is awesome (yeah yeah yeah, no, I don't really want to talk about it anymore but thanks for asking, and no, Austin, this doesn't mean that you can stop playing phone tag with me).

I know some of you will never need this playlist as you have already found your lobster, but I guess it could also just be a general female/self empowerment mix, so, ya know. If you want's below. Lizzy maybe I will burn you a copy of this since you didn't like the hardcore rap mix I sent you for some ridiculous reason.

Some of the songs are just included because I just downloaded them (cough...all glee madonna songs...cough). But where it applies, I've put in the lyrics of the song that made me include it.

Btw, if you have any suggestions of songs I should listen to right now, please send along. And no, before you ask, I'm not heartbroken or insane as many of the below lyrics suggest, but sometimes it's just to not be the most dramatic thing around trying to express what you're feeling.

stand beside me - jo dee messina
"Stand beside me
Be true, don't tell lies to me
I'm not lookin' for a fantasy
I want a man that who stands beside me"

acoustic #3 - goo goo dolls
"And I wonder where these dreams go
When the world gets in your way
What's the point in all this screaming?
No one's listening anyway"

apologize - timbaland featuring one republic
"and you say sorry like the angel
heaven let me think was you
but i'm afraid
it's too late to apologize"

back that thang up - juvenile
before he cheats - carrie underwood
"I dug my key into the side
Of his pretty little souped-up 4 wheel drive
Carved my name into his leather seat
I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights
Slashed a hole in all 4 tires
And maybe next time he'll think before he cheats"
(and no, i didn't, but in my head, i did)

the best is yet to come - michael buble
"the best is yet to come, and won't that be fine,
you think you've seen the sun, but you ain't seen it shine"

blah blah blah - ke$ha
"stop talk talk talking that blah blah blah,
think you'll be getting this? nah nah nah"

borderline/open your heart - glee cast
bossy - kelis
"you don't have to love me
you don't even have to like me
but you will respect me
you know why?
'cause i'm a boss!
can't stop starin',
she's fine and she's pretty
flossing, you say "how much it cost me?"
about a million dollars, playa, she's bossy!"

breakin' dishes - rihanna
"i'm gettin' restless, i'm gettin' tested,
i can't believe he's always out every night and never checks in
is he cheatin'? i don't know
i'm lookin' around for something else to throw"

cleanin' out my closet - eminem
"give 'em hell long as i'm breathin'
keep kickin' ass in the morning,
taking names in the evening"
(as an aside, we almost had that put on t-shirts for the UVA women's rowing team at the South Central Championships Regatta because we would race heats in the morning and finals in the evening...we won the regatta. I really wish we had made those tshirts. Pretty sure I'd wear it every single day.)

come on get higher - matt nathanson
dead and gone - TI feat. JT
"that part of me left yesterday
the heart of me is strong today"

defying gravity - wicked original broadway cast
(i could basically put in this entire song, but in particular...)
"Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap"
"Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost"
"And if I'm flying solo
At least I'm flying free
To those who'd ground me
Take a message back from me
Tell them how I am
Defying gravity"

dirrty - christina aguilera
don't stop believin' - glee cast
"some will win, some will lose
some were born to sing the blues"

fifteen - taylor swift
"'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen feeling like there's nothing to figure out
Well, count to ten, take it in
This is life before you know who you're gonna be"
"But in your life you'll do things greater than
Dating the boy on the football team"
"Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday
But I realized some bigger dreams of mine"

the heart of the matter - india.arie
heartbreak warfare - john mayer
"How come the only way to know how high you get me
is to see how far I fall
God only knows how much I'd love you if you let me
but I can't break through at all."

i do not hook up - kelly clarkson
"oh, no, i do not hook up, i go slow
so if you want me, i don't come cheap
keep your hand in my hand
and your heart on your sleeve"

i still haven't found what i'm looking for - u2
"well i believe in the kingdom come
that all the colors will bleed into one
but yes i'm still running
you broke the bonds and you loosed the chains
you carried the cross of my shame
you know i believe it
but i still haven't found what i'm looking for"

like a virgin - glee cast
the long way around - dixie chicks
"Well, I fought with a stranger and I met myself
I opened my mouth and I hurt myself
It can get pretty lonely when you show yourself
Guess I could have made it easier on myself

But I, I could never follow
No I, I could never follow

Well I never seem to do it like anybody else
Maybe someday, someday I'm gonna settle down
If you ever want to find me I can still be found

Takin' the long way
Takin' the long way around"

long way down - timbaland feat. daughtry
"I hear it's such a long way down
And the climb back up ain't as easy as it sounds
I hear it's such a long way down
And the climb back up is just something I can do without
Something I can do without"

manhattan - kings of leon
me and mrs. jones - michael buble
the moment i said it - imogen heap
"The moment I said it,
The moment I opened my mouth
Lead in your eyelids,
Bulldozed the life out of me"

mother mother - the veronicas
"mother mother, can you hear me?
sure i'm sober, sure i'm sane
life is perfect, never better
still your daughter, still the same"

poor lil rich - 50 cent
ring the alarm - beyonce
(this song is really effing awesome if you're an angry woman)
"tell me how i should feel when i know what i know
and my female intuition tellin' me you a dog
people told me 'bout the flames i couldn't see through the smoke"

single ladies - beyonce
(umm, no explanation required)

solsbury hill - peter gabriel
"Till I thought of what I'd say
Which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey" he said "Grab your things
I've come to take you home.""

somebody to love - glee cast
"Got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat
I'm ok, I'm alright
Ain't gonna face no defeat
I just gotta get out of this prison cell
Someday I'm gonna be free, Lord!

Find me somebody to love
Can anybody find me somebody to love?"

stuntin' like my daddy - birdman & lil wayne
"it ain't my birthday but i got my name on the cake"

swing ya rag- TI
unusual you - britney spears
"nothing about you is typical
nothing about you is predictable
you got me all twisted and confused
didn't anyone tell you,
you're supposed to
break my heart, i expect you to"

what it feels like for a girl - glee cast
"hurt that's not supposed to show and
tears that fall when no one knows
when you're trying hard to be your best
could you be a little less?
do you know what it feels like for a girl?
do you know what it feels like for a girl in this world?"

womanizer - britney spears

"you can play brand new to all the other chicks out here
but i know what you are, what you are, baby
baby you got all the puppets with their strings up
fakin' like a good one but i call 'em like i see 'em
i know what you are, what you are, baby"

Monday, April 19, 2010

I finished my first half marathon!

And because of that, I am tired, so to see pics from the finish line, look at Lizzy's blog.

I had SUCH a great support group this weekend. Lizzy made me a good luck banner and let me sleep in her bed the night before the race so I would be well rested (I still tossed and turned all night but that was my anxiety's fault, not her bed's). She made cute posters for Annie and me (see pics on her blog), and waited to cheer us on at the finish line (she had to wait a little longer for me, haha). Josh brought me a Koala (long story) who I carried across the finish line with me (I'll post pics when the official pics are posted). Quotes from the people I passed with the koala: "Look, she has a koala!" "She's got her TEDDY!" Koala really enjoyed wearing my medal after we crossed the finish line. I think he is going to train for his own half marathon now. My sister Meghan also drove down for the day on Saturday and spent time with me and my friends.

The race was hilly, it was hard, but most of all, it was FUN. It reminded me how much I love racing (from my days of rowing). I am way less competitive when it comes to running though - in rowing I was out to beat my competitors, in running I am really just sort of along for the ride, the sweat, and the scenery. This weekend was a reminder that there really is no more beautiful place than Southern Virginia. And a reminder that I have WONDERFUL friends! Thanks everyone :-)

Monday, April 12, 2010

All geared up

OK so I think I'm ready for the race on Saturday morning (did I just jinx myself?).

1) I have my outfit ready. I did my long run this weekend in my super cool aerodynamic (nerdy) running hat and it was pretty great. Also in my running shirt (hottest hot pink there is), also pretty great.

2) I am officially tapering. 6 miles this Saturday, 4 miles this morning...just a couple more workouts before the race.

3) I am (I AM! STOP ARGUING WITH YOURSELF BRIDGET) making myself get up at 6 every day this week so it won't be quite a shock to my body when I have to start the race at 6:30 on Saturday morning. 1 day of this down, 4 to go. Will be especially hard on Friday morning when I'm not going to work that day...

4) I got a new water bottle that I kind of "wear" on my hand (pictured below). It has a little strap on it that makes it so I can just slip my hand in and carry it effortlessly. I think it's cool because it looks like it's wearing its own little backpack. It carries my "Shot Blocks" which are basically just jelly energy supplements (candy) that I eat when I'm doing long runs. They're tasty. I got home from my dance class yesterday and wanted to eat one but I have to restrict myself because they're only for serious workout time.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

I apparently can't stop posting today

This one is interactive.

You need to watch the below while reading this post:

These are just my comments on this video, if you want to know them. And yes I do like this song. And yes this is my 5th time listening to it today.

Now, press play.
0:25 -- Justin's little crush turns to her friend and says (what I think is) "I can do that" after he bowls a strike.
0:31 -- She can't. There are clearly pins standing when they pan away. The pins they then cut back to show falling are not the pins that were still standing. FAKE. She's an idiot.
0:40 -- Are Justin and his crush wearing matching grey jackets? Bad sign.
1:00 -- Justin are you old enough to be at this bowling alley without your parents?
1:03 -- She just pushed you away for the 3rd time. Take a hint.
1:14 -- When did Jazzy Jeff show up? Does Will Smith know he's there?
1:16 -- Dance move clearly stolen from Brit Brit. Bad sign #2. Justin are you sure you like this girl and not maybe...her brother?
1:17 -- No (see 1:00)
1:30 -- I'm sorry, what the EFF was that dance move?
1:35 -- Yeah, rolling over pool tables, not the best way to get women back. Not the best way to do anything, really.
1:51 -- If I were that girl I'd rather date his breakdancing friend than Justin. Or, for that matter, her breakdancing friend.
2:00 -- It just got all West Side Story up in here.
2:13 -- Luda, you might as well have yelled "SELLOUT!"
2:53 -- And commence Vogue-ing
3:16 -- exactly.
3:32 -- WHAT? Does that ending make sense to ANYONE? What won her over? I don't think it was the pool table rolling...

Cold prickley

I just remembered this story and it was so characteristic of me that I HAD to share it with you...

In 4th grade my teacher's name was Miss Prehn. It was her first year teaching. She decided to introduce the concept of "Warm Fuzzies" to our class (bad idea, we were terrible people). She told us that a "Warm Fuzzy" was when you said or did something nice for someone without expecting anything in return. We would have a little cubby or mailbox in the classroom, and you could pick up a piece of paper designed for the warm fuzzies (they had a picture of Calvin and Hobbes hugging on them) and write a note to someone else and leave it in their mailbox anonymously.

So then Miss Prehn asked us to give an example of what a good warm fuzzy would be, and Sara Morgan (sorry if you read this blog Sara, but I haven't talked to you in years so I'm gonna go with probably not) raised her hand and gave Miss Prehn an example of how to impart a warm and fuzzy feeling to another human being. Not being familiar with/supportive of this practice in general, I elbowed my friend next to me and rolled my eyes at her - and Miss Prehn TOTALLY called me out and said "Bridget, that would be a good example of a cold prickley."

So yeah, I've been an asshole since I was 9. What I want to know is, where were the notes designed for Cold Prickleys so that I could tell everyone else how much I hated them and that their haircut was stupid?

Tellin' it like it is...


So you know how Ludacris yells his name to announce himself before he starts rapping? I think I should do that in like, general conversation. Just be like "BRIDGET!" and then start talking because obviously everyone else will have shut up to stare at me. I started talking with my friend Heather (the one who wanted to high kick me recently) and she thinks my rapper name should be "Bridgety Bridge" but I think it should be "BMoney." What do you think?

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

I have listened to this song roughly 10 times today.

"Edge of Desire" by John Mayer from Battle Studies.

If you haven't heard it before, please go here right now to listen to it.

The lyrics are amazing (below). I decided today that if John Mayer and I ever ended up in a romantic relationship, all of the emotions in the world would be absorbed into our relationship and there would be no emotion left over for anyone else. Stranger things have happened.

"Young and full of running
Tell me where has that taken me?
Just a great figure eight or a tiny infinity?

Love is really nothing
But a dream that keeps waking me,
For all of my trying
We still end up dying, how can it be?

Don't say a word just come over and lie here with me,
'Cause I'm just about to set fire to everything I see,
I want you so bad, I'll go back on the things I believed,
There I just said it, I'm scared you'll forget about me.

So young and full of running, all the way to the edge of desire
Steady my breathing, silently screaming,
"I have to have you now"
Wired and I'm tired
Think I'll sleep in my clothes on the floor
Maybe this mattress will spin on its axis and find me on yours

Don't say a word just come over and lie here with me
'Cause I'm just about to set fire to everything I see
I want you so bad I'll go back on the things I believe
There I just said it, I'm scared you'll forget about me

Don't say a word just come over and lie here with me
'Cause I'm just about to set fire to everything I see
I want you so bad I'll go back on the things I believe
There I just said it, I'm scared you'll forget about me"

Monday, April 05, 2010

I heart Preppy Things.

Work is extremely slow this week (again) so I was catching up on some blogs, etc this morning - read my book news on the NYTimes website and saw that they're releasing a sequel of sorts to The Official Preppy Handbook this year. If you haven't read The Official Preppy Handbook, you should. Especially if you attended The University or you plan to attend The University at some point in the future (you know who you are). I usually don't employ the phrase The University because I know how obnoxious it is, but I figured that since I'm writing a post about being preppy, it worked.

Anyway I stumbled across two interesting blogs that are mentioned in the article I was reading and thought you might want to check them out too...the first one (very cute) is like a stereotypical UVa srat girl in blog form:
Monograms and Manicures --> she mentions going to college "in Virginia" for a year before transferring to Minnesota -- chances she meant UVa ???
Summer is a Verb

Meow meow, Happy Monday, Welcome back Jesus.

Friday, April 02, 2010

I'm not even mad, I'm just impressed

This happened during a work IM conversation this afternoon:

Bridget /... i want to leave at 5

Heather /... i want to leave at 4:59 so i can walk ahead of you and then turn around really fast and high kick you.

And you people wonder why I am the way I am.