A Nerd Hope: Megan’s nerdy 30 birthday video

I can’t believe I forgot to post this a while ago!

So, I got the absolute bestest birthday present of my lifetime from that wonderful guy I married. He contacted a bunch of my closest friends, family, and co-workers and asked them to participate in a special Nerdy 30 birthday video:

* The Star Wars scrolling intro.
* Special art work by Bill Nye the Science Guy.
* Oliver’s video that made me cry.
* Daren sending in his video from an Airborne Toxic Event tour.
* Stephanie and her friend drinking at the airport and singing me happy birthday.
* Erik being… Erik.
* Ariel and Tavi’s catchy tune (also Ariel’s boobz!).
* Aaron’s laptop theme.
* All the scenes from Olvera Street where Aaron spent a day collecting awesome trinkets for my other special birthday present.

Thank you thank you THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this movie. I’ve watched it a countless number of times now and I’m always BLOWN AWAY by the amazing people that I am lucky enough to be friends with. Wow. I’m one freaking lucky 30-year-old. I LOVE YOU ALL!

Is MTV lying to my face-space?

Does MTV have a partnership with MySpace? I keep noticing that they’re young reality stars reference MySpace and it seems so wrong. I mean, what kid uses MySpace anymore? Hell, what anyone uses MySpace anymore? So when I saw this scene that just played out on 16 and Pregnant and I had an A HA moment. If you notice, the girl cleary starts to say “Facebook” and then corrects it to MySpace.


Her quick correction, plus the eye movement (up and to the left) made it clear to me that it was an obvious lie.

I’m assuming that MySpace struck up a deal with MTV so that these kids will say that they’re using their social networking site. A quick Google search didn’t give me much to go on. Does anyone know if that’s the case? I don’t know why I even care, but I was pretty tickled to catch that goof up. Just call me Megan Lightman. ;)

Radvent: the playlist to my 2010

Write down the soundtrack of your year so far. Play it for someone who loves you.

Good timing! Coco and I were just talking last night about how she was cleaning out her itunes and discovering awesome old music. And I have nothing BUT old music to share! So yay. Here are some tunes that kept me and Coco company as we drove all over California to shoot weddings this year…

Lady Gaga — TELEPHONE: Coco and I could NOT take on a wedding without listening to this song and rocking out in the car beforehand.

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Fiji — Days 4 and 5: Mana Island

I’m now on a small island called Mana island. I’m staying in the honeymoon suite which is freaking amazing, but it’s also pretty sad at the same time — I miss Aaron a lot. He’s LOVE this room because it has it’s own private beach. Fortunately the sun came out for a minute yesterday and I got to go into the ocean for the first (and probably only) time since I’ve been in Fiji.
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Octopi + coconuts 4eva’

This video is definitely making it’s rounds ’round the interwebs like mad, but I have a super sweet spot for octopi and a history of featuring cool videos of “awesome sea creatures that aren’t sharks” especially a cool octopus so I thought I’d share this on the Funk as well…

“Octopuses have been discovered tip-toeing with coconut-shell halves suctioned to their undersides, then reassembling the halves and disappearing inside for protection or deception, a new study says.”
-National Geographic News

And then there’s this…

Boring recount of an awesome evening.

Do you ever have those unusually awesome days and think, “today should’ve been my birthday.” I have those every now and then. Yesterday was one of them…

Aaron and I went to the Aquarium of the Pacific on Monday for a late night screening of a Shark Week program about the Greenland Shark. It was such a good time and something we rarely do, public gatherings and the like. At one point some kid nearby did something annoying and i jokingly complained and Aaron said, ‘hey, you’re the one that wanted to go out in public.” :) So since it was such a rare occasion, I thought I’d take a video to try and capture the moment in time…
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Victim of touring

Today my husband and I both said goodbye to our best friends and two band mates as they all left for three months to go on tour. It really sucks and we’re going to miss them a ton. 

But if any of you out there are going to catch any of these shows try to say hi to our buddies for us…

The Airborn Toxic Event — say hi to the drummer, Daren, for us. He’s Aaron’s best friend and was best man our wedding.

The Henry Clay People (opening for Airborn) — say hi to Jonathan for us, I think he’s playing guitar? I don’t remember, anyway, he’s in our band The Californian.

Lenka — say hi to the bass player, Erik, and the guitar/keys player, John. Erik is my bestest friend and John is our lead singer of our band and one of my favorite people.

You can see my two buddies here with Lenka on last nights Jimmy Kimmel Live…

On the one hand, of course I’m happy for my friends making money doing what they love, becoming rock stars and such, on the other hand… I WANT MY FRIENDS BACK!!!