Monday, March 23, 2009

Kreativ Awesomeness

Never in 1 million years (1 MILLION I tell you!) did I think I'd ever get an award. Thanks to my friend Evaly for giving it to me. I hope she doesn't think I'm a huge slacker since she gave it to me way back in January and I'm just now getting around to acknowledging it. I feel honored that she thinks this blog is "Kreativ" since she's really one of the most Kreativ people I know and ESPECIALLY since lately I've been putting ZERO effort into this blog-o-mine. All my time and effort have been going to this cute baby-cakes:

1. Copy the award to your site.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate 7 other bloggers.
4. Link to those on your blog.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominate.

Here are my picks for "Kreativ"-ness:

Chloe, Stella, Fred - Oh if only I were as cool as K8 The River.

And Then There Were Three
- Sabrina's blog is always so cute and I love her cute little baby cakes.

My Chaos, My Bliss - Like Cecily needs more awards, but she really is fascinating to read.

Bee-Lissa's Shooting 40 - She hasn't updated in LIKE FOREVER, but hey she has ADD...most Kreativ people do you know.

Live, Laugh, Love - I love reading all of Patty's cool stories. She's a flight attendant - coolest job in the world - and has some pretty cool things to tell!

Dooleys4 - Rach's husband just came home from Afghanistan. It's been a very interesting (to say the least right Rach?) year to read about the goings on of a military wife.

Larson's Life Musings - The format of this blog alone is a reason to keep coming back to Rebecca's blog. Plus - it's delightful to read about her cute family.

What? Did I already choose SEVEN? I could go on and on, but I guess I'd better stop myself.

Congratulations to all who won!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

I know I'm Obsessed...Roll with me folks.

I was listening to the new U2 album - No Line on the Horizon - and realized how much I love listening to words they use in their songs. Pure poetry people! (wow - I rock at alliterations) I thought I'd give you a list of my favorite lines from U2 songs and a quote here and there about or by U2.

  • "All the Spanish I know, I learned from an Irishman." - Referring to the beginning of the song Vertigo..."Uno, Dos, Tres, Catorce..." My friend's little sister said this one night when we were all hanging out. We actually put this quote on a T-shirt. I wish I could remember your name little sis - you're a genius.

  • "I waited patiently for the Lord/He inclined and heard my cry/He brought me up out of the pit/Out of the miry clay/I will sing, sing a new song." - 40, War

  • "I always knew I wanted to be a rock star." - Adam Clayton

  • "Can-You-Hear-Me-When-I-Sing/You're the reason I sing/You're the reason why the Opera is in me...A house still doesn't make a home/Don't leave me here alone" - Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. This line makes me cry every time.

  • "I was never particularly comfortable with the celebrity or fame thing. I don't like to draw too much attention to myself." - Larry Mullen Jr.

  • "Every beauty needs to go out with an idiot." - I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight, No Line on the Horizon.

  • "Rock 'N' Roll is particular to this period of time. There was no precedent in musical history, because it is completely about electricity." - The Edge

  • "Don't theorize, realise, polarise/Chance, dance, dismiss, apologize." - Numb, Zooropa

  • "Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono

  • "Here she comes/Beauty plays the clown/Here she comes/Surreal in her crown." - Miss Sarajevo, Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1

  • "They say that what you mock/Will surely overtake you/And you become a monster /So the monster will not break you." - Peace on Earth, All That You Can't Leave Behind

  • "Being in U2 is more like riding a runaway train, hanging onto it for dear life." - Larry Mullen Jr.

  • "She feels it every sensation/She's got a smile like salvation/She's got a baby at her breast/She knows big girls are best." - Big Girls Are Best, U2 7

  • "No I don't know why a man/Sees the truth but needs the lies." - Slow Dancing, If God Will Send His Angels (Single)

  • "Edge pleaded with me right at the start not to meet Bush." - Bono

  • "If the thundercloud/Passes rain/So let it rain/Rain down on me." - MLK, The Unforgettable Fire.

  • "Sweet the sin/But bitter the taste in my mouth/I see seven towers/But I only see one way out." - Running to Stand Still, Joshua Tree

  • "We may not be the most musically accomplished band in the history of rock 'n' roll but I think we are amongst the most original." - The Edge

  • "I'll see you again when the stars fall from the sky/And the moon has turned red over One Tree Hill." - One Tree Hill, Joshua Tree

  • "And kingdoms rise/And kingdoms fall/But you go on." - October, October

  • "Sessions are not exactly filled with laughter and joviality. Frequently we're being told how crap we are by Bono." - Adam Clayton

  • "A woman needs a man/Like a fish needs a bicycle." - Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World, Actung Baby

  • "I've had enough of romantic love/I'd give it up, yeah, I'd give it up/For a Miracle..." - Miracle Drug, How to Dismantle an atomic Bomb

Oh how I could go on forever. You can learn a lot about a person by their favorite U2 quote. Now it's your turn. What is your favorite? It can be either from a song, from a speech or just about them.

Friday, March 6, 2009

I Suck as a U2 Fan!

My friend K8 had to forward this to me. I didn't even know they were on Letterman. I can't let having kids get in my way of my U2 obsession! ;-) It's pretty awesome though No?