Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Look Back at 2010

Being productive while traveling sans iPad can be a bit of a challenge, but thanks to Google's partnership with GoGoInFlight Internet we're all able to share a little bit of bandwidth while airborne. How did I use mine? Looking at the news of the day, exploring the iTunes store and creating this very post.


Gazing out into the night at the orange highway lights snaking across the dark landscape I realized 2010 is about to end and I haven't created my 2010's Favorite Music list. I hear you faithful readers (I think I might have one) and I've responded in force. This year – as every year – it's an eclectic mix of tunes. While not every track on the list dropped in 2010, they will forever be entrenched as the Soundtrack of 2010.

What does the last year mean to me? It was the end of graduate school, and the splitting of friendships with some of my favorite classmates. Some of those were maintained, while others are still sadly absent, however life continues. A plethora of internships from the J-Lab to the U.S. House of Representatives, and the end of an intense two-month search for employment that balanced my new education and my old excitement for media culminating in my employment at Discovery.  As my professional life blossomed , my social life did as well, with new and old friends growing and creating families of their own, marriages started and babies popped out. I even became a bit of a dancer at the clubs of DC. We can't forget the long distance relationship which became a close-quarters relationship as I stepped into the new frontier in living with a significant other. While the year was hard, everything I worked for made everything I won that much better. Now with out further ado, the 2010 Soundtrack!

Ke$ha – Tik Tok iTunes link
Weezer – I Want You To iTunes link
Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried iTunes link
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody iTunes link
Bear McCreary – Battlestar Sonatica iTunes link
Lade Gaga – Telephone (feat. Beyonce) iTunes link
The Strange Boys – Be Brave iTunes link
Jay-Z – Run This Town (feat. Kanye West & Rihanna) iTunes link
Girls – Lust for Life iTunes link
OK Go – This Too Shall Pass iTunes link
LMFAO – I'm In Miami Bitch iTunes link
The Magnetic Fields – The Book of Love iTunes link
The Fratellis – For the Girl iTunes link
Brandtson – Earthquakes and Sharks iTunes link
Sex Bob-omb – We Are Sex Bob-omb iTunes link
Katy Perry – California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg) iTunes link
Cee Lo Green – Fuck You iTunes link
The Black Keys – Girl Is On My Mind
Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma iTunes link
Naughty by Nature – Feel Me Flow iTunes link
Daft Punk – Robot Rock iTunes link

Thanks for reading my blog, for some of you it's been since 2005 and for others there's lots of archives! See you in 2011!!

Auld Lang Syne,

Trace

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Airline Humor: In-Flight to Michigan Edition

No items or high heels permitted in the twisty slide! This guy knows that with those kickin corduroys on he's gonna fly down this thing, thus the parachute he's obtrusively hidden under his sweater. Notice the boxiness at the shoulders.




Attn: Hipsters please grab your iPads before using the side door to "peace." ... Assholes... Stupid skinny jeans and white boat shoes...


And finally, don't jump out of the airplane when there is 1988 video game debris a.k.a. "Watch For Asteroids."


This has been a little airline in flight humor. Thank you.

I'm on my mobile, apologies for brevity.

Don't Ask Don't Tell, Don't Stop!

It'll be hard to fight against gay rights now.

America's open and free armed forces fight for our freedoms, are we not going to fight for theirs?

These men an women will die abroad for you. Try telling these brave souls they cant marry their love when they get home!

Huzzah for the Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal!


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