A week without celebrity gossip

I’m approaching the end of my test week without reading any of the celebrity gossip sites that I usually peruse daily: The Superficial, People, Us Weekly, occasionally Perez Hilton,…  It hasn’t freed as much time as I was thinking it would, since I’m replacing some of it with other inconsequential online lollygagging.

My plans for today:

— Take the dog for a walk on this beautiful partly sunny, 73 degree afternoon
— Do laundry
— Empty and refill dishwasher
— Bake the famous oatmeal coconut cookies
— Go to the grocery store first if I need ingredients
— Listen to the Paul Simon Pandora station the whole time
— Attend friend’s game night

I strongly recommend checking out pandora.com, if you haven’t already.  It’s a free streaming music site where you pick almost any song, artist, or composer to use as the base for a radio station.  It then plays similar music based on their Music Genome Project; you can rate each song to provide direction.  I have 22 stations so far, including:  Toxic by Britney Spears, Josh Groban, Sade, La Tortura by Shakira featuring Alejandro Sanz, Mozart, Bad Girl by Danity Kane, Journey, Paul Simon, and It’s a Great Day to Be Alive by Travis Tritt.  I’ve created other stations and then deleted them because I didn’t end up liking them much, or it was a one time thing (“Monster Mash” on Halloween).

January 24, 2009. Words.

One Comment

  1. Mom replied:

    So how went the week?
    I like your pandora.com recommendation….my ‘puter needs updating tho, I have downloaded realplayer at least 5 x this week, and no go still. Sounds like the site configures music to your taste in a kind of neat way.

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