TiM #4: My Daily Drive & TiM #5: My Ultimate Mix Tape

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I had a bit of trouble with this one… my commute isn't really that interesting or long, so I had problems! LOL
Nikki says it doesn't look like my “usual style” but I don't know what that means. If *you* know what my usual style is, please let me know! LOL

Journaling: I’m actually quite lucky when it comes to the commute department… traffic in the Bay Area is often compared to that of Los Angeles (although *I* don’t think it’s nearly that horrendous!) but I’ve really never had to deal with the worst of it. • My current commute to work (at the scrapbook store) is 6.6 miles from my house (according to Yahoo!) and like 6 miles of it is straight shot on the freeway. I make three turns from my house to get on the freeway, and three turns when I get off to get into the parking lot of the store. Add to it the fact that I’m not on the road during peak commute hours, and it’s a breeze! • This isn’t even my easiest commute! When I lived in Walnut Creek, it was less than a mile to my office at Golden Mailer from my and Sarah’s place on Dora, so I walked unless it was raining, and then it was a $3 cab ride with my buddy Russe. • The worst commute I ever had was from Livermore to Walnut Creek during rush hour, but even that only took about an hour. I only lived in Livermore for about 6 months before I moved to the Creek, so overall, compared to my entire working life, it was a piece of cake. • I really love not having to spend a lot of time on the road to get to work… I know that I take it for granted! I have friends who commute almost three hours each way to and from work… they want a bigger house and yard, so they move out of the Bay Area out towards Tracy and Stockton or Antioch. But the jobs are still in San Francisco or Silicon Valley, so they make the trip every day. I can’t imagine dealing with all those cars, all that dang driving, every day.

The assignment was to do a page about your “ultimate mix tape” but I couldn't narrow it down to just one album's worth of music! So I expanded it to a box set! LOL
The record thing in the middle is actually a booklet that opens and shows what tracks are on each album…

Disc One • The Essentials
1. Graceland – Paul Simon
2. Hey Jesus – the Indigo Girls
3. American Idiot – Green Day
4. I Will – The Beatles
5. Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
6. Joker – Steve Miller Band
7. Another Postcard – the Barenaked Ladies
8. Silent All These Years – Tori Amos
9. Where the Streets Have No Name – U2
10. Shape of My Heart – Sting and the Police
11. On the Radio – Regina Spektor
12. Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin
13. Stickshifts and Safety Belts – Cake
14. 867-5309 (Jenny) – Tommy Tutone

Disc Two • The Singalong Ones
1. La Vie Boheme – Rent
2. Fugitive – the Indigo Girls
3. Cornflake Girl – Tori Amose
4. One Week – Barenaked Ladies
5. Without Love – Hairspray
6. Cell Block Tango – Chicago
7. Elephant Love Medley – Moulin Rouge
8. Untouchable Face – Ani Difranco
9. Meet Virginia – Train
10. Summer Lovin – Grease
11. Omigod You Guys – Legally Blonde
12. We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
13. I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
14. Least Complicated – the Indigo Girls

Disc Three • The Surprising Ones
1. Rabbit Run – Eminem
2. Calling Baton Rouge – New Grass Revival
3. Dirty Nursery Rhymes – 2Live Crew
4. Stick to the Status Quo – High School Musical
5. Internet Sandman – Weird Al Yankovic
6. Live Like You Were Dyin’ – Tim McGraw
7. Man of Constant Sorrow – Siggy Bottom Boys
8. Freaky Girl – Shaggy
9. On the Way Down – Ryan Cabrera
10. Hands Down – Dashboard Confessional
11. Closer – Nine Inch Nails
12. Butterfly – Crazy Town
13. Chatanooga Choo Choo – the Andrews Sisters
14. Pieces of Me – Ashlee Simpson

Disc Four • Guily Pleasures
1. I’m a Believer – the Monkees
2. Dude Looks Like a Lady – Aerosmith
3. Rehab – Amy Winehouse
4. Alfie – Lily Allen
5. Sk8r Boi – Avril Lavigne
6. Love Shack – B-52s
7. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
8. Love is Strange – Mickey & Sylvia
9. Walk Like an Egyptian – the Bangles
10. If I Had $1,000,000 – the Barenaked Ladies
11. Girls & Boys – Blur
12. Let’s Get it Started – Black Eyed Peas
13. 1985 – Bowling for Soup
14. Waiting for a Star to Fall – Boy Meets Girl

Disc Five • Crazy Covers
1. Mrs. Robinson – Pennywise
2. Werewolves of London – Adam Sandler
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Tori Amos
4. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Avril Lavigne
5. Eternal Flame – Atomic Kitten
6. You Give Love a Bad Name – Blake Lewis
7. Boys of Summer – the Ataris
8. I Will Survive – Cake
9. Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay – Dave Matthews
10. Turning Japanese – Liz Phair
11. Hurt – Johnny Cash
12. Lawyers, Guns & Money – the Wallflowers
13. Bonnie & Clyde ‘97 – Tori Amos
14. Unchained Melody – U2

Disc Six • the Beatles
1. Oh-Blah-Di, Oh-Blah-Do
2. I Will
3. Two of Us
4. Let it Be
5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
6. Strawberry Fields Forever
7. Here Comes the Sun
8. Glass Onion
9. Penny Lane
10. Maggie May
11. Happy Just to Dance with You
12. She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)
13. Yellow Submarine
14. Eleanor Rigby

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  1. I love the Ultimate mix tape, it is a great idea. I think you where right to make 3 c.d’s there is a lot of good music. Mika

  2. That is so fabulous! Love that page. Can I ask where you got the rubon/stamp/whatever it is Tape? Because I’m kinda obsessing over it right now.

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