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02 September 2007 @ 11:21 am
She's Some Kind of Wonderful...  
Hello out there! I hope you all are enjoying the long weekend (for those of you who get it), and making the most of this time away from work/before school starts/last days of freedom, etc etc.

So yesterday I went out to my parents' cabin, and had a grand time. A time that has resulted in horrible pain, mind you, but still it was great while it lasted.

I took my two buns, Wiley and Lilly, with me and they got a chance to be outdoors, on real (non balcony fake) grass, and got to eat non-chemical sprayed grass and dandelions. My mom had her friends and their two daughters (aged 14 and aged 8) out as well, and it made me realize that for some odd reason, I get along with younger people better than older. The 8 year old loved me and proceeded to follow me around everywhere, and do everything I was doing. Which was fine. She also has bunnies herself, so she loved my buns, and was constantly popping their cage open to scratch their heads.

Quite some time ago (this summer) I rediscovered my love of water skiing. As a child, my family used to go up to the lake and all of us cousins would either ski, kneeboard, or surf. Then we got tubes, and that became the newest favourite water sport. But my parents still have a set of the old skis, and though I hadn't been up for a few years, I tried it. Much to my amazement, I was able to get up my first try! And I LOVED it.

However, my mom is able to get up and stay up on one ski - so that's been "my Everest" for the summer. Getting to one ski. Now, for non pros like me, it's easier to drop one ski as you're going, and remain on the left over ski. So yesterday my mom managed to do it (as usual), and then our 14 year old guest managed to drop a ski and continue (her first time). So ... not to be outdone by a teenager AND a 51 year old, I decided to try. And failed miserably (and painfully, I might add).

My second time trying, I dropped the ski and then pitched forward - falling face first into the rushing water. As a result, my neck snapped backwards, and my jaw slammed shut. Sooo ... today I'm unable to rotate my neck at all (which is fun in itself), and the entirety of my cervical spine is in total and utter pain. It feels like I've been in a car accident, or punched by a very large felon. It's also worsened the pain in my root canaled tooth (from Thurs), which is *great*. (read the sarcasm there). So, let's look at this week, shall we?

  • Accidentally bit by rabbit (I was cleaning carrots and stuck my finger in the cage, so it's entirely my fault) on Tuesday.
  • Root canal on Thursday (1.5 hours long)
  • Fun Womanly Pain (read: someone was trying to rip my uterus out through my bajingo) on Thursday as well.
  • Neck snapping and tooth rattling fun on the Winnipeg River on Saturday

I also downloaded  legally obtained some more songs for my Hodgepod for my trip on Saturday. I've found even MORE love for Imogen Heap and Regina Spektor (bet you didn't think that was possible, eh?). So I'd like to share some of my favorite things with you.

Watch this:
.... and tell me she's not the most amazing woman in the world. Seriously. Try. (I also think I've developed another GirlCrush, as Immi is just simply awesome, and so friggin' cute when she performs!).

Finally, Regina Spektor = LOVE. I didn't think I could find a song that stole my heart faster than "Samson" did, and yet ... one did! I found the video for On The Radio this morning, and am now deliriously happy too.  Watch it HERE.

Current Mood: soresore
Current Music: On the radio - Regina Spektor
Elli: Emilytheevilpuppy on September 2nd, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
OUCH! Your water skiing accident sounds incredibly painful. *hides* Hope you feel better soon but please get it checked out in case the pain doesn't go away. You wouldn't want to be feeling like this forever.

*huge hug*

And just so you know, I just went to ITunes and bought a bunch of Imogen Heap songs and that's entirely your fault. I love "The Moment I Said It". I have to say though that I wished I could get the live version of "Just For Now" from this video somewhere because I like it so much better than the album version.
Wicked Veggie: Cute Emilykimberkatie on September 2nd, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
Tee hee ... is that blonde Emily in your icon? I can tell those eyes/that smile anywhere! (Obsessive much?). Thanks for the kind words and hug - as with most muscular-type injuries, it's getting worse as the day goes on. This morning it just hurt to move, and now it hurts to be upright. Sooo ... I'm lying down, watching the House DVDs I got from the library, and taking it easy.

You are very welcome for the gift that is Imogen Heap. She's amazing, isn't she? And yeah, that live version of JFN is awesome. Awesome. She's such a creative being, the way she uses her voice, and overlaps and loops things AS she's performing. A-ma-zing, I tell you. "The Moment I Said It" is grand too. Another song I just heard this weekend, and fell in love with was "Angry Angel". It's more of a rock-out song. Also, Frou Frou (which was her band)'s version of "Holding Out for a Hero". Good stuff!

Elli: Kitty Buckstheevilpuppy on September 2nd, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
It is blonde Emily! *lol* I just found this and a couple other icons today and loved them right away. I'd never seen her with blonde hair before but I think it really suits her. She is so pretty...

Taking it easy is probably a good idea when you're in so much pain. I really hope you'll be better soon but seeing as you've already consulted the coolest of all doctors I'm not to worried. ;0)

"The Moment I Said It" probably was the first Imogen Heap song I ever heard and a half-naked Danny Tidwell dancing to it made it so much more awesome when it already is. *giggles and fangirls Danny*

Btw, in the meantime I've figured out a way to rip the audio from Just For Now video. So, if you want the song I could send it to you. Just let me know. *hugs*
Wicked Veggie: Ted Squeekimberkatie on September 2nd, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
*sigh* If only the REAL Dr. House were here with me. *double sigh*. But for now the pining-after-Stacy House will have to do.

Emily = &hearts and beauty. 'Nuff said.

Danny Tidwell? I've no idea, but if he was half naked, and dancing around to Imogen, then that's enough for me! LOL.

Ooh, you found a way to rip the audio? Really? Ooh yes, may I please have a copy? I was just playing it in the background as I did other things, and I swear you'd have no idea she was alone with a keyboard and other mechanical gear, doing it all at that very moment. It totally sounds like she's in a studio, with stuff already pre-mixed and backup singers and the like. Amazing.
Elli: conantheevilpuppy on September 2nd, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
I loved 'pining-after-Stacy House'. *lol* I was so sad when she left and wanted to throw things at my tv when he let her go like this.

Danny is the runner-up of So You Think You Can Dance this year. I'm sure I've mentioned how obsessed I am with this show and Danny is just the epitome of awesome. It's pretty pathetic for someone my age to say this but I want to have his babies. *giggles* I'm kidding of course...

Imogen is indeed amazing, especially live. I'll send you the song in an email right away, that is as soon as I find your email address. *lol* Let me know if it works.
Wicked Veggie: Ted Squeekimberkatie on September 2nd, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, I loved Stacy too! As much as I'm a Huddy shipper now (and was a Hameron shipper too, for just a brief period of time), I was a total House/Stacy shipper as well. I was very, very angry that he let her go - though I can't recall how. (But will relive it in all its glory soon!). Sela Ward = &hearts .

Oh, okay. Danny. I will have to Google him to see what he looks like, as I'm a total spaz and have never seen an ep of that show. And hey, it's never pathetic for someone of ANY age to say they want to have someone's babies! I say it ALL the time! LOL.

OMG - you are AWESOME! *HUGE HUGS, even though it hurts*. I can't believe you got the audio clip and sent it to me! *squee* She's so awesome. YOU'RE so awesome! :) I'm listening to it now.

Elli: Anya/Dannytheevilpuppy on September 2nd, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
Sela Ward is amazing and I wished she would have stayed on the show. I love Huddy but I loved H/S more, I have to admit. AS far as remember she decided she wanted to be with him and the moment she did that he pushed her away saying he wasn't good enough and would hurt her and that it wouldn't work. He told her to go back to Marc. He was being such a fool and I wanted to slap him because he made her cry. I think I cried too. *lol* I've never watched these eps again. I don't dare to because I'm afraid it would hurt too much.

Yes, yes google Danny! *laughs* He's total eye candy but be careful, he's all MINE! ^_^

You're very welcome! I'm glad I could make you happy with something so simple (although figuring out how the damn program works wasn't all that simple *lol*). Maybe it helps you to forget about the pain for a little while. :0)
Wicked Veggie: Cute Emilykimberkatie on September 3rd, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Ooh ... Danny is quite the little piece of eye candy. ;) But I've got plenty of celeb crushes, so you can keep 'em!

I think I'm nearing the end of the Stacy episodes - since I have the first 3 discs of the 2nd season, and I've already seen the last 3 (and no Stacy to be seen). I do remember Stacy and Greg taking a business trip where things happened/almost happened, and then ... yeah. I now recall that she wanted him, and he pushed her away. Tsk tsk tsk. Oh, House. He'll never be happy!!

And yeah - being preoccupied with great music, videos, friends, and TV totally takes my mind off the pain! (Until I move, that is!).
Elli: Dannytheevilpuppy on September 3rd, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
Told you Danny is more hotness than is good for a girl but thanks for letting me keep him to myself! *lol*

I think the Stacy/House business trip is a couple episodes before they actually make out. So you still have a couple of good things ahead of you before House is being a total dickhead and pushing her away.

*more hugs for you* Wished I could make your pain go aways.
Wicked Veggiekimberkatie on September 3rd, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
I saw the business trip episode, and also the ep where Stacy comes home with him, and Marc freaks out on House. I have one ep to go until the middle of the season, when Stacy is gone for good. :( And yeah, House was being an ass and told her he wasn't worthy of her leaving Marc. Kind of noble, but I'm sure he's got ulterior motives.
Paula: TJ - Jacketwillowwood on September 2nd, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
Ouch! I feel in pain just reading about that. Hope it's not TOO bad, and that you feel better soon. *mucho hugs*
Wicked Veggie: SEXYkimberkatie on September 2nd, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Will! I'm feeling worse, but I know that it will get better. I'm lying on a heat pillow thingy right now, and it's helping a bit!
Paula: TJ - Moodywillowwood on September 2nd, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
That's it lie down, relax and watch some topless TJ Bones.
Wicked Veggie: weddingkimberkatie on September 2nd, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
OOh, Topless TJBones. Haven't watched that for a while, and you know - after my House fix, I just might have to revisit the S1 Bones DVD fix! (As, in less than 1 week I'll have the S2 DVDs to squee over).
Paula: Jack/Angela - Season 3willowwood on September 4th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
(As, in less than 1 week I'll have the S2 DVDs to squee over). - *glares*
Wicked Veggie: Not Amusedkimberkatie on September 4th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Whoops ... sorry. :( I'll try to stop bringing that up, since it's not fair to my "International Friends"....
RSrainbowstevie on September 2nd, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
OWWWW...see, my fear of falling like that is one of the reasons I refuse to be towed behind a boat on anything, even a tube - forget trying to balance on skis!

At least the rest of it was fun, right? And your bunnies must have had a nice time.
Wicked Veggie: ILoveCuddykimberkatie on September 2nd, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
It WAS fun, which is the sick part. Even falling. It was wild, and I literally fell straight forward, with my face coming in contact with the water. Ouch. But it was wild, and I love skiing, even though you do sometimes take spills like this. Tubing is great too, though with that you often get thrown off, and not so much falling forward...

aka_lanieaka_lanie on September 2nd, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
Aww... Poor Berly! I hope you feel better very soon!! Here's another virtual hug, because I'm sure a real hug would hurt right now. :o)

Those songs are cool. I specially like Regina's (nothing fin-ah! J/K)song. I've heard it before. Maybe from Grey's?

And while you are reading, I have a place that we must, must, must go to one day. It's a martini bar in Osborne Village, and it's great! They've got dozens of yummy martinis there. G Martini's. You know, for when we feel like being grownups.

P.S. Count me in for the TFR, as usual. :o)
Wicked Veggie: Not Amusedkimberkatie on September 2nd, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the virtual hug - those are probably the best right now!

Regina's (and it's actually Re-gina, and not Reg-eye-nah, like Cheri joked about that lovely little Canuck town!) songs are awesomeness. She's so freaking talented, and the same as us (which still blows my mind!). I'm sure her stuff has been on something, too, as Samson seemed really recognizable. Maybe Grey's. Lots of stuff has been on Grey's.

Grownups? Really? Do we have to? Awww.... Kidding. Yeah, that sounds good. But remember, you have to remind me NOT to drink it like Kool-Aid, okay? Because last time I drank (at your place) I felt really dizzy and unwell. :(
Dakotah: BrenAnge (SitD)callieach on September 2nd, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
Eugh. *vows never to water ski*
I'm sorry what would have been a great day ended so craptastically. *squishes*
Wicked Veggie: weddingkimberkatie on September 2nd, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
*gently accepts your squish* Thanks, sweetie :)