Music, dirt and gigolos

10 Jul

Allo! The drive up to DC was an uneventful one. It’s about seven hours from NC but no good stories or anything. One of my biggest concerns is that I’m going to be bored with my music selection which is one of the reasons I long for XM Radio. But then whenever I think I want it I think about how I’m not in the car that much for me to justify getting it. With all this driving happening though, that may change soon because you can only listen to a cd so many times in one sitting.

A few of my favorites this time around were:

Mushroom Jazz 2

I just discovered this cd at my friends place and surprisingly liked it. I never considered myself much of a jazz person. Mostly because anyone that I know who likes jazz is old but this cd is great! It reminds me of the type of tunes you hear in an independent coffee shop and had a lot of funk tones to it so it wasn’t just straight up jazz.

If I Were a Carpenter


This cd reminds me of freshman year in high school. Yes, high school. I still have a bunch of cd’s from those days and refuse to throw them out. I remember buying this cd on a trip to NYC with my parents and anytime I listen to it, it takes me back to high school. It’s a cover cd of The Carpenters songs featuring  artists like Shonen Knife, Cranberries,Sonic Youth, Sheryl Crow and more.

Luke’s Hall of Fame

This is another cd that reminds me of high school and one that I haven’t listened to in ages. I listened to it for about an hour on the drive up and really listened to the lyrics. One question-why the hell did my parents let me listen to this stuff? Can we say vulgar?!

As soon as I knew it, I was in the DC area. I’m staying with Neyal for the next week and a half and excited to spend time with her. I’ve known Neyal forever (10+ years) so crashing her place for this long of time is totally acceptable (at least I like to think so) and told her I will cook and clean in exchange for room and board. Plus, I get to hang with Riley so that’s a big bonus.

Sigh, Riley and his ASPCA commercial eyes.

When I got to her place we caught up and  made dirt for dessert.  Basically, it’s crushed oreos (we added a few chocolate chip cookies since we are adventurous like that_, pudding and cool whip. You layer all three together and let chill then you have a fun little dessert to have. She was telling me when she makes it for a party she puts it in a flower pot, adds gummi worms and other cute stuff like that.

This stuff is absolutely amazing and I could have had it for my meal.Instead I stuck with a little bowl and had a conventional “meal” for dinner. We feasted on leftovers and hung out, it was a perfect night in.

Another random thing?

I learned about Gigolos on Showtime

Neyal told me about this show and we watched  a few episodes the other morning and all I can say is WOW. This show is graphic yet I can’t look away. But after four or five episodes I had to since it’s pretty much like watching soft core porn. The show follows five straight male escorts in Las Vegas who are the best of the best. They show a lot of their day to day gigs and  people who hire them and I’m somewhat surprised with that. I’m kinda waiting for the day that I watch it and see someone I know on there. Who wants to see their co-workers on there buck naked bumping uglies with one of these guys? That wouldn’t be a tad bit awkward at all. Yeah, it’s a reality show but it has an emphasis more on  “what” they do rather then what’s going on with their lives, the business, etc. Supposedly the second season is premiering tonight and I have a feeling that like any good wreck, I won’t be able to look away.

Have you ever made or ate “dirt”?

What’s your take on the Gigolo show? Have you seen it?

23 Responses to “Music, dirt and gigolos”

  1. diana@mymarblerye at 9:54 am #

    holy f*ck I wanna watch that show! Makes me think of the R Kelly song. Anyways ugh I love dirt cake!! Oreos are already DA BOMB so paired with cool whip is asking for trouble!! DC ahhh so fun! I still haven’t been yet!

  2. I think I’ve had dirt cake that has the same general stuff in it. All that’s missing are the gummy worms… 🙂

    • Kelly at 5:57 pm #

      I was about to leave a comment saying the same thing! Gummy worms just complete the dirt sundae!

  3. Amanda at 12:00 pm #

    oh man that show is such a trainwreck! I watched it with some friends over and suddenly the bald dude is on top of some bleached blonde old woman.I was not expecting that!

  4. Katie H. at 12:15 pm #

    You should start listening to books on cd! My car came with a free three month trial of XM and of course I got suckered in after the three months was up. I only listen to a few stations and they tend to repeat themselves- it’s annoying. I need to expand my XM repetoire!

    Riley is adorable! I’m glad your trip was uneventful- traffic can be hit or miss in that area!

    I haven’t heard of Gigolos but holy eye candy!

    • simplyshaka at 12:08 am #

      Its definitely a guilty pleasure show and I’m kinda ashamed to watch it but cmon–check out the babes! I remember you mentionining books on tape before, I will look into it… of these days 🙂

  5. MelissaNibbles at 5:04 pm #

    I want that vulgar cd. “Pop That PuXXy” is my jam!

    I make dirt for dessert for cookouts. So good!

  6. Juju at 6:13 pm #

    Pop that Puxxy was off the hook back then!!! Oh, the good old days! I’ve never had dirt cake, but looking at the ingredients, it looks mighty tasty! Going to have to check out that show =]

  7. That dessert looks coooompletely amazing!

  8. That show sounds hilarious, it’ll prob come over here soon no doubt!

  9. Monique at 11:26 am #

    i have never wanted to eat dirt so badly until you posted a pic of it! Holy yum!
    and speaking of yum…gigolos and soft core lovin’- si por favor.
    -hi, im a dirty girl. Miss you.

  10. LOL, I’ve eaten dirt! LOVE! Try using cool whip & cream cheese next time! Trust. Do it.

    • simplyshaka at 11:52 pm #

      My friend told me thats what the original recipe called for and it kinda skeeved me out!

  11. Kelly at 5:58 pm #

    Weeeee! Welcome to D.C.!

    • simplyshaka at 11:50 pm #

      Thanks! Visiting for now but it may be a permanent move if I can find a job.

  12. I saw a couple episodes of Gigolos too…it is good! haha. I can’t believe some of the women agree to be on tv though, especially one that was a teacher!

    • simplyshaka at 11:49 pm #

      I know! I was like what the hell would happen if one of the parents found out? So weird.

  13. TheSceneFromMe at 7:43 pm #

    We always have that dessert at family functions and call it “mud pudding”!

  14. leashieloo at 10:49 pm #

    I’ve seen an episode of that show! I was completely aghast and then intrigued, because I like that kind of thing. And hells yeah on the dirt! I’ve seen them in flower pots with gummy worms and shovels, but I have no patience for that. In my mouth please.

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