It's a holiday extravaganza!
Good news: I did not get buried alive under the alleged 18 FREAKING INCHES OF SNOW we got over the weekend (although I did manage to get myself sort of stuck in a snowdrift on the way home from work on unplowed roads. Thank you, random person who pulled over to help me, subsequently got frustrated at my steering and personally took over the wheel while I stood in the snow and watched!)
Good news: Even though I continue to boycott winter by stubbornly refusing to wear proper cold-weather attire, I have not cracked any limbs slipping while walking on icy sidewalks in heels. Yet.
Good news: I finally cleared away a ton of crap in my apartment. I have the random box scattered here and there, and the whole place is still a little bit of a mess and my schedule is still COMPLETELY jacked but ... I can see my bed again! So I'm getting there. 2009 will TOTALLY be the return of Swishy and random coffee shop sightings, you can take that to the bank and get it turned into quarters.
In the meantime, it's time for a very overdue contest. I planned a sentimental "Goodbye to TRL" post a few weeks ago, but you know ... moving, unpacking, sucking at life, blah blah blah. TRL, for those of you who had better things to do 10 years ago than watch MTV (anyone?), was the show that gave Carson Daly his big break and at least partially was responsible for launching Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, 98 Degrees, Hanson, Christina Aguilera ... you know, all the great musical acts of the latter part of the 20th century.
Anyway, my friend and I used to watch TRL EVERY DAY back in the day. They would replay it at 9 p.m. and we'd sit in front of the TV and say things to each other like, "How old do you think Britney Spears really is?" or "Nick Lachey is the hottest boxer EVER!" while we ate ice cream in our PJs. It's one of the fondest pop culture memories I have, and believe you me, there are many.
No one's watched TRL in like eight years, including yours truly, but it ended a couple of weeks ago, and in its honor, I made a very special TRL CD that I will be giving away to a very special commenter (or two or three) during this very special holiday season. Listen to it and be instantly transported to a kinder, gentler time in American history, a time when Britney was still dating her soulmate Justin, when Christina was just a genie in a bottle, when Fred Durst was doing it all for the nookie. It's a POP CULTURE TIME CAPSULE!
But wait! That's not all! I'm also finally going to give away a CD for this post (which means, go add a song and maybe it'll get on there since I haven't made it yet!). That's not one, but two CDs, plus maybe, just maybe, a fun holiday goodie or two thrown in.
See? I am not SUCH a loser blogger! I'll draw a couple names at the end of the week. Have a great holiday, everyone!