Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Roundabouts are not rocket science

This is a bit of a rant, so please bear with me.

When I was 16, I took a standard driving course that taught me how to drive. This is typical, and most teenagers take these courses before obtaining their licenses.

Yet somehow my fellow drivers seem to have banded together and collectively decided to ignore the rules of the roundabout.

This is not difficult stuff, really. Any cars coming up to the roundabout are required to yield to the traffic inside the roundabout.

The drivers in my area do not understand this rule. Perhaps they are all driving without having obtained licenses? I doubt it.

Frustrated again,


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Response songs

We all know about wars between rappers and hip hop artists; how they use their lyrics to bash someone else in the industry. However, there are response-type songs that are a bit nicer than these.

One such example is "Then He Kissed Me" by the Crystals:

Perhaps not a direct response, the Beach Boys came up with their own spin on this story with "Then I Kissed Her":

Sweet, no? Wait, it gets even better! Taylor Swift wrote her song "Enchanted" aimed at Adam Young of Owl City Fame.

While Taylor left the song relatively vague, Adam's response/cover was pretty straightforward. In fact, he even wrote out a whole note to Taylor explaining how smitten he was by her.

Sigh. I want someone to write me a song!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Oh, Canada!

This past weekend my mom finally took me to Victoria, B.C. I say finally due to the fact that she has been talking about taking my sister and I since we were little girls. Well, 30 years after her honeymoon there, she returned with me and my brother. My older sister still doesn't have a passport, so she can go pout in a corner.

We took the Victoria Clipper, which is a quick boat ride from Seattle. Due to an unexpected delay, it was announced that all alcoholic drinks would only be $2.50. Well, this pleased me greatly, so I ordered a mimosa. I received a bottle of orange juice and an individual bottle of champagne with a cup to mix it myself. While the champagne was not that great, $2.50 for a refillable mimosa was a very nice start to the trip.

The real reason for going was Butchart Gardens. It did not disappoint, my friends! Row after row of bright blossoms sprouting up in all directions. Pops of color mingled with more subdued shades filled every inch of ground.

There truly is no proper way of describing this place. Ultimately, you just have to go. It will definitely be worth it.

Your flower girl,