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Putting My John Mayer Obsession To The Test

Jen @ Stuff Jen Says essentially challenged me to this musical meme by stating:

I wanted to use John Mayer as my artist but decided to let The Lovely Lori and Jen E fight over him.

How can I not fill this out now? So let’s see if I’m really the J.M. fanatic I claim to be (that sounds almost as creepy as obsession – can I just be a fan? You guys don’t really think I’m an obsessed fanatic, do you?)

OK music lovers, using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to some people you like and include me. Try not to repeat a song title.

Pick your artist: John Mayer

  • Describe yourself: Waiting On The World To Change
  • How do you feel about yourself: Bigger Than My Body
  • Describe where you currently live: Great Indoors
  • If you could go anywhere you wanted to go: Break Away (anywhere but here please?)
  • Your favorite form of transportation: Wheel (as in, as long as it has wheels I’m good)
  • Your best friend is: Not Myself
  • Your favorite color is: Another Kind Of Green
  • Favorite time of day: Come Back To Bed (any time I’m going to sleep is a good time to me)
  • If your life were a TV show, it would be called: My Stupid Mouth
  • What is life to you: Free Fallin’
  • What is the best advice you have to give: Wait Until Tomorrow
  • If you could change your name, it would be: Victoria
  • Your favorite food is: Sucker (you know, candy)
  • Thought for the day: Stop This Train
  • How you would like to die: Slow Dancing In a Burning Room
  • Your soul’s present condition: In Repair
  • The faults you can bear: No Such Thing
  • Your motto: This Will All Make Perfect Sense Someday

Your turn.

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Weekend Diversions: Just Dance, Free Fonts, Free Movies, "Healthy" Sodas & Springing Forward

Last week I showed you an adorable video of John Mayer and Elmo talking about nothing cute. Not long after Ange @ Red Knows How sent me a link to the following video with combines John Mayer with another one of my favorite people, Ellen Degeneres.

I’m officially a John Mayer funny video junkie so if you come across one you think I’ll like, please comment to let me know or send me an email at mommablogsalot (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Have you ever wanted to make your own font but had no idea how to go about it? Yourfonts.com is a free online font generator that lets you create your own fonts in minutes. You’ll print a sheet that you will fill in with your handwriting, then scan it in and within 15 minutes you’ll have your very own font that you can use on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. You can make as many fonts as you want!

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Speaking of free stuff, RedBox is offering a coupon code for a free movie every Wednesday in March. Just visit their blog, RedBlog on Wednesdays for the code. The blog itself is pretty cool, too, with articles about upcoming movies, DVD reviews, behind the scenes info and other  fun things for any movie fan. I added it to my RSS feed and have been having a lot of fun perusing their archives. Definitely a great read!

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Have you heard about the new Pepsi Natural (or maybe seen it in a store)? Sold in glass bottles for the slightly exorbitant price of $4.69 for a four pack of 12 oz. glass bottles, they do look very pretty and might intrigue people with the information that these versions of Pepsi contain no high fructose corn syrups and are sweetened with plain old sugar (42 grams of sugar I might add!). Still I’m not sure I’d spend that much for something that, at the end of the day, is still soda and still not great for you. How about you? Would you spend $12.50 per gallon (regular pepsi runs for $3.69 per gallon just to compare) for “natural” pepsi? For more great information about the new Pepsi Natural, check out keacher.com for a great review.

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That’s all for this weekend – don’t forget Sunday is Daylight Saving Time – time to Spring Forward! For more information on DST check out this neat article at Blissfully Domestic and also timeanddate.com for some easy information.

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Weekend Diversions: Nothing Cute, Tumbling, Short Not-So-Love Notes & The Elusive Perfect Fit

First off – you must watch this immediately. I dare you not to melt.

This adorable little clip will air on Sesame Street on April 1. John writes (in his new blog that I might never have found without the wonderful Jen @ Daily Mish Mash):

“Of all the highlights in my career, I don’t know of one more sentimental than getting to walk through Sesame Street. Yes, there seems to be somebody always standing right below Elmo and his friends, mouthing along to everything they’re saying, but somehow I’m too filled with wonder to ever look at them. When you make contact with those big beautiful eyes, you’re done. Five years old again. Life is good.”

And of course, you know his whole blog is genius and you could easily spend a few wonderfully diverted hours there if you so chose. When you’re done, head over to Dear Old Love for some short notes to people other people have loved, or at least liked. You can find fabulous gems like Reintroduction:

Facebook keeps putting you in the list of People I May Know. Facebook has only slightly more tact than the guy who introduced us at a party and then said, “Oh, wait. Never mind. You guys totally did it.”

Two things to say about this (apart from the obvious, that’s awesome). I found this website through Google’s “cool” recommendations which you can subscribe to by following said link. Second thing of note is that Dear Old Love is a tumblr.com page which I just heard about yesterday. You can make your own tumblr.com page and post links to articles you like or wrote (or wrote and like?), upload pictures, etc. It’s like a personal RSS feed but more awesome. I made a page for myself here.

Okay and my last little gem for you today was posted by Blissfully Domestic a couple days ago. There’s this website called MyShape that helps you find clothing that will fit and flatter your specific body type. And I do mean specific. When you sign up, you’ll find yourself pulling out a tape measurer and taking measurements for things you hadn’t previously known were relevant. Then it tells you what basic body type you have and makes it super easy to shop online through their website for clothing that will fit you perfectly. If you can handle the pressure of being that honest with yourself, reaping the rewards could be pretty fantastic, no? My only complaint is the lack of a maternity section, but I’ll let that slide just this once…

That’s all for this week folks, I’m off to go watch that John & Elmo video… again… Have a great diverted weekend!

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Playing Favorites: Top 10 Moments in Mommablogsalot History

Auds @ Barking Mad is giving away a $250 Target Gift Card and all you have to do to be eligible to win is post 5-10 of your favorite posts from your blog. How could I not? Especially since I seem to love my blog like crazy. I found about 20-25 posts that I LOVE (am I a narcissist or what?). But I managed to narrow it down to 10 after long moments of soul searching and these are the results of that search, my 10 favorite posts, ranging from serious to seriously silly, in my opinion, they are the cream of my crop. Or something.

Favorite Book Reviews:

Favorite John Mayer-Related Ramblings:

Favorite Attempts at Proving that I think about important things, too: One Religious / One Political:

Favorite Parenting Post:

Favorite Walking Down Memory Lane Post:

Favorite Sad, Mourning Post That Turned into a Grey’s Anatomy Advertisement:

Now I am sure you have written WAY better posts than that! So if you like Target and you’re not a total tool, you’d better follow suit, and write up an entry of your own to enter in Auds’ Favorite Posts Contest

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Weekend Diversions: Flying Cars, Werewolf Pop Stars, Photshopped Beauties & John Mayer Entertaining on TV

It’s a car it’s a plane, it’s… a Terrafugia? Apparently we are a lot closer to the world’s first flying car than I would have anticipated – just watch the video below for more information and see this bad-assed vehicle in action – it’s pretty great.

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Speaking of nothing related to flying cars, apparently Vanessa Hudgens really wants to be in the next Twilight movie, New Moon. Hudgens auditioned for the part of Leah Clearwater – can anybody see her in this role? This might be mean to say, but she seems maybe too pretty to be Leah – or maybe cute and bubbly is the right phrase? Either way, I don’t personally see it, but it would add another big name to the cast, which isn’t a terrible thing for a teen flick. I just hope people realize that New Moon is not a funny, cheesy romantic comedy at all – at least, I don’t remember it being that way, but maybe I’m wrong. ::shrugs:: Wouldn’t be the first time.

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Has anybody else seen these ads that were “adbusted” in a Subway in Berlin? I think these are pretty terrific:

Gizmodo comments:

“Messing with ads in subways is becoming an artform, but this “Photoshopping” of ads in Berlin takes things to the next level by creating a Photoshop interface with stickers. This is pitch-perfect adbusting right here.”

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Okay one last thing – some of you may have heard rumors about John Mayer getting his own tv show gig awhile back – well according to this article on People.com, it looks like the rumors are true. Johnny is going to have his own variety show on CBS with the goal to simply entertain people by using music to communicate and engage the audience. Whether the CBS project will evolve into a series or will be a one-time broadcast remains to be seen. Personally, I’ll take any opportunity to add more John Mayer to my day – I think he is truly an entertainer and that this could be awesome.

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blog-related op ed

No Kidding, John, You’re MORE Than Okay

Just read John’s latest blog post – you should, too, especially if you’ve never checked it out before. It’s always been a very interesting read – anyway this latest post is about celebrity gossip and Don Rickles, who according to John is the best in the industry when it comes to insulting someone with flair and true entertainment value, and living to tell about it. It’s a very interesting read that I think any of us bloggers who may occasionally make a snarky comment or two (who, me?) aught to keep in mind.

So go read his words on the subject, because per usual they are better than mine will be. And the next time I make a snarky comment about someone remind me to end with a wink and a smile for John.

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Only John Mayer's Songs Can Ever Take Away This Chill

Sometimes I feel sad in the winter even when I’m happy. Nothing bad is happening – it’s like a phantom ache, the memories of winter past are enough. I can still feel that familiar pang of unwanted change – love ending, autumn ending, the first snow meaning little more than a bone numbing chill, waiting for the dorms to turn the heat ON.

When I was in college the seasons meant predictable things to me. The fall meant a brief feeling that anything could happen, but usually resulted in the knowledge that once again everything had changed without my permission. My classes were different, my schedule had to be relearned, the summer sun was cooling, and usually my relationships were, too.

By winter it was official – everything was different and in a few weeks I’d be going home where I’d sit and do nothing while I waited for the holidays to be over so my life could begin again. Spring was better – I had had my short break and I was ready to take life seriously. I’d usually pick up a new boyfriend – things would get serious. By summer we’d have been dating for months and I’d think nothing could break us. It would. Break us. But in the summer it doesn’t hurt as much. You are too busy having fun or picking up extra shifts at your summer job to worry about it – you can always have a summer fling to take your mind off things. It’s not until you get back that fall that you realize what you’ve lost. And that things went and changed again.

I’m married now and with no college courses to contend with each month feels largely like the month before with the exception of changes in weather. Getting pregnant is likely the first thing to come along in the “what’s new?” category in months (that and the fact that my son likes to sleep naked but ISN’T potty trained – that’s fun – gotta love independence).

But my point is – I’m happily married, have incredible friends, an amazing son and I’m pregnant with amazing child number 2. I’m rocking this life. But the seasons still come and my mood still drops sometimes and things feel a little empty. And when they do, John is the only thing for it. Sometimes I can ONLY deal with John – any other music is just noise. Because only John always gets it – and he always did… Even back in college, it was John I turned to with the turning of my moods…

I am driving up 85 in the
kind of morning that lasts all afternoon
just stuck inside the gloom
Four more exits to my apartment but
I am tempted to keep the car in drive
and leave it all behind

I rent a room and I fill the spaces with
wood in places to make it feel like home
but all I feel is alone
It might be a quarter life crisis
or just the stirring in my soul

from Why Georgia

I’m dizzy from the shopping mall
I searched for joy but I bought it all
It doesn’t help the hunger pains
And a thirst I’d have to drown first to ever satiate

Something’s missing
And I don’t know how to fix it
Something’s missing
And I don’t know what it is
No I don’t know what it is
At all

When Autumn comes, it doesn’t ask
It just walks in where it left you last
You never know when it starts
Until there’s fog inside the glass around your summer heart

from Something’s Missing

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A Surprising Discovery

I’m surprised. I can’t believe none of you ever mentioned how insanely hot Jack Johnson is. Here I’ve been all John Mayer obsessed for so long I guess I never bothered to LOOK at Jack Johnson, I mean except for this:

Yeah I’ve seen that – he looks like a tool (forgive me for saying so, but it’s true and it’s awfully sneaky and unfair of him to be covering up like that so that I remained up until this moment unaware that he really looks like this:

I had to wait for Curious George to let me know. The movie ended and we are still waiting for dh to get home (should be any minute now, you know right about when I post something indecent about my thoughts about Jack Johnson now) and MM was all, “I want George,” and I was all, “We just watched George,” but he was insistent and rather than start the movie over again I turned to the special features which I’ve ignored up until now and played the Upside Down music video and this gorgeous hunk jumps into the water after slipping on a banana peel that George so sneakily left on the ground and I’m all, “Who is that hottie, because that can’t be Jack Johnson… can it?”

But I googled and it so clearly IS Jack Johnson and now I’m like, “How could I not have known this? I’ve been deceived all this time – I never knew he looked just as hot as his music sounds amazing – I could have started a fan club. Or at least joined one.” And you should have told me, blogland – I put my trust in you to keep me abreast of these things. Never once have I seen Mr. Jack Johnson on the Friday Eye Candy list – ladies, I expect more than that from you – how have you been leaving him out?

Point is – you ladies need to keep a better eye on all the potential hotness so that we don’t miss out on any more of this. I’m now plotting getting tickets to a Jack Johnson concert because I didn’t know there was such a huge advantage to seeing him live – and if I keep it on the low down, dh won’t suspect a thing…

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Memo To Jen & John: Let’s Call A Truce?

I get it. You like each other. The reconciliation is real or whatever. There will be no J’Natalie. Fine.

Truth be told, I like you two together – you are a cute, smart, talented couple and if you wanted to, you could make beautiful babies together. I think I was just bitter because it wasn’t my idea. I wanted a McGosling to call my own. I’m sorry.

I respect both of you too much to be petty and interfere in your affairs – I think I can trust you two to make your own decisions and I want the very best for you both, I really do.

But if you guys are off again tomorrow, I might not be feeling so tactful and peaceful and go with the flowy. I might raise a pirate flag instead. Got it?

You’ve been warned.