Smash Returns But Doesn’t, More Car Repairs, Phone Bling and The Cups Song: Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel

by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on January 15, 2013 · 34 comments

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Two months until spring, yo.  Personally I’m wishing winter would get here already.  Sure, it’s been cold – but not winter cold.  And this weekend Mother Nature had a hot flash and gave us 60+ degree temperatures which really messes with my mojo when I’m wishing for a good snowI’m just sayin’. 

I know there are many of you out there who hate the cold weather and are wishing for it to be spring already, but can you just put in a good word with the snow fairies to dump some of that cold white stuff on my head first?

I was so excited to see Smash pop up on my DVR schedule Sunday night – it was, as usual, an awesome episode, but apparently it was just a teaser before the official start of the season.  We have to wait three weeks for the actual season to premiere.  Way to get me all excited for some decent TV now that the holiday hiatus is over, NBC, then make me wait another three weeks. 

At least it wasn’t one of those ‘flash back’ episodes that go through all the highlights of the previous season to refresh your memory – I find those boring and redundant.  It was an actual new episode to whet our appetites.  The next three weeks are going to feel like forever. 

Speaking of the hurry up and wait mode…  I got my Santa Fe back last week – the linkage issue was repaired under warranty (they ended up replacing the whole gear box and shifter – whatever it’s called), but they forgot to fix the original repair request that we had scheduled prior to the linkage slipping.  So the hubby took it back in last Friday to have them look at the problem – and it’ll have to go back again this Friday for the actual repair since they once again had to order a part.

At least the people in the service department at the dealership we’re working with are awesome – they could have come up with any lame excuse as to why the electrical repair wasn’t done, but they didn’t.  Plus they always have fresh baked chocolate chip cookies ready for the hubby when he gets there – maybe I should take my car in and leave him home with the rug-rat instead and have some cookies.

Speaking of rug-rats…  I bought myself a new phone and rather than sell my old phone (that is now considered a dinosaur – you know, because it’s almost 2 years old… apparently it was considered a ‘dinosaur’ a year ago) rather than sell the old phone on eBay for a pittance, I gave it to Princess Nagger so she could play games on it rather than swipe my phone to do just that.  And download a bunch of games or apps I’ll never use.

She didn’t like the rubberized case I had for it (face it, I didn’t like it either since it was cumbersome to pull out of my purse or pocket – rubberish things tend to stubbornly cling to the lining of either) so I got her some bling for her not-new non-phone:

In spite of her being more of a tomboy and liking dragons and dinosaurs, she does still enjoy sparkly things.  She loves the new case, and loves that she now has her own phone to play games on (and I love that my phone is safe from grubby fingers for now).  She doesn’t have actual phone service, mind you – we’re waiting until she becomes a teen before facing those dragons.

Now for something totally different…  Have you heard of the Cups song?  Of course you have.  Maybe.  I stumbled across it over the weekend, and I’m intrigued.  Apparently these two gals are the original creators/artists/writers of the song and the cups fun (I think – don’t quote me on that) here’s the original version by Lulu and the Lampshades (2009):

Since then they’ve apparently changed their name to ‘Landshapes’ and are still around.  The song and the cups fun was utilized in the movie Pitch Perfect (which I still want to see – I’m a little behind, I know) and the actress who plays in the movie, Anna Kendrick, apparently spent an afternoon teaching herself the song and the cups fun.  When she mentioned it to the director, they decided to include it in the movie itself.  Pretty cool, no?  Here she is performing it on David Letterman:

Isn’t that fun?  I think I should see if Princess Nagger can teach herself how to do that – maybe we’ll have to do a duet or something.  If we do, I’ll definitely record it and share with you.  The song is now stuck in my head so it’s only fair to get it stuck in yours as well.

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1 Tracyann0312 January 15, 2013 at 4:20 am

I do love smash and it is such good to know that they are able to come back again. Thanks for these great news.
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2 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) January 15, 2013 at 8:08 am

Smash is a great show, isn’t it? They’re officially back on February 5th here – hopefully everywhere! :)

3 Lee January 15, 2013 at 4:49 am

Hi Stacey
Your bit about your old phone. For some reason we are all brain washed into thinking we consistently need to upgrade our phones. But when you think about it once you have an entry level smartphone that does everything maybe not as quick as an I phone 5 but adequately why do we upgrade. Shows how good the advertisers are that’s all I can say. By the way I have just bought a new I phone so I haven’t learnt.
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4 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) January 15, 2013 at 8:11 am

Actually, I didn’t upgrade – as a matter of fact, the hubby and I both canceled our ridiculously expensive contracts and went back to prepaid – not only do we have much better signal, but I saved more than enough to treat myself to a new (and cooler) phone! :) I’ll be posting about that whole scenario later. ;)

5 SueAnn January 15, 2013 at 6:14 am

I loved that movie…Pitch Perfect!! Have seen it three times already! Ha
Have a great week
Love the phone cover by the way!
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6 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) January 15, 2013 at 8:12 am

That settles it – I need to see that movie! :)

7 Hilary January 15, 2013 at 6:41 am

love the new case – and especially like that the princess is part tom boy she also lets to get her sparkle side out…
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8 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) January 15, 2013 at 8:18 am

I love the Princess Nagger isn’t 100% tomboy (though I love that she is a tomboy because I was one growing up, too.) :)

9 Heather's Happenings January 15, 2013 at 8:33 am

I have never seen that cup song, that’s amazing!
Loving Princess Naggers case, think Ill get me a bling bling one for mine.
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10 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) January 15, 2013 at 9:08 am

That cup song is amazing, isn’t it? I’ve got it stuck in my head. :) You should totally get a bling bling case for your phone, too – it’d certainly be Princess Nagger Approved. ;)

11 Scriptor January 15, 2013 at 8:46 am

I’m not overly fond of the cold but I am happy it will be cooler this week because I bought the boys new coats that they have yet to wear!

12 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) January 15, 2013 at 9:10 am

We definitely need some cold weather so your boys can wear their new coats! I just bought Princess Nagger some really cute long sleeved shirts and sweaters – I’m right there with you hoping for some cold weather so she can wear them before she outgrows them. ;)

13 Charlene January 15, 2013 at 9:19 am

I’m so out of the loop with TV but I will need to check out SMASH!
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14 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) January 15, 2013 at 9:44 am

You definitely need to check out SMASH, Charlene – it’s an awesome show! :)

15 Cathy Kennedy January 15, 2013 at 9:30 am

Well, if you & PN learn how to do this as the newest duet then we all definitely wanna see it. Who cares, if you’re perfect at it or not cause you know it’s gonna be fun period. I think I enjoyed the Anna Kendrick’s version a bit better than the original. Great randomizing! =D

16 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) January 15, 2013 at 9:45 am

Princess Nagger is on board with learning the song – so we’re halfway there. Now to get busy and learn it! I imagine it will take us longer than an afternoon, though, unlike Anna Kendrick…heh! I like Anna’s version better than the original, too – probably because it’s a little sped up, plus her voice is awesome! :)

17 Sarah at 32Flavors January 15, 2013 at 9:38 am

Wait, what? How did I miss that there was a Smash episode? What’s with that? I’m starting to feel like I have too many shows.

I haven’t seen Pitch Perfect yet either.

We’ve been teaching our 9 year old Ice, Ice Baby. She’s mostly through verse two. It’s kind of awesome.
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18 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) January 15, 2013 at 9:48 am

Luckily you can catch the episode on Hulu or NBC – so you won’t miss out completely. ;) I’m feeling the same way – I have way too many favorite shows right now…though the holiday hiatus allowed me to catch up since there was such a lack of good shows during that time. ;)

Ooooh! I hope you’re going to record your 9 year old doing Ice, Ice Baby – I bet it’s super cute! :)

19 VandyJ January 15, 2013 at 9:59 am

Sigh. For us spring is more like four months away, maybe five. We could use more snow here too. But we have had the very cold temperatures.
That song is very cool!
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20 Meryl January 15, 2013 at 10:17 am

Awesome video and I am SO with you on nice cold, seasonal winters! This global warming thing is getting scary!
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21 Southern Angel January 15, 2013 at 10:27 am

As a singer I cannot wait to see Pitch Perfect, when it can be seen at home lol. I have never seen the cups thing, I had to watch it twice. Those girls have awesome harmony, the kind bluegrass started with. LOVED IT
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22 Gretchen January 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm

They aired a new Smash episode and I missed it?!! DANG. Ergh. I desperately hope they reair it when the series finally returns! I’m terribly excited that Jennifer Hudson is joining the cast. That should mix things up a bit.
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23 Mrs. Match January 15, 2013 at 12:39 pm

That was an amazing video of Anna! I can barely clap and sing. Look at her go!
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24 pearl January 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I’d love to see you and your princess doing that fun cups and hands thing:-)

My husband gave his old phone to our son too, to play with. It’s a good idea, since now, he’s not bugging us to use our phone to play his minecraft or angry birds anymore. No more angry parents here at home!:-)
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25 pearl January 15, 2013 at 1:20 pm

oopps… where’s my comment at? I think my first comment’s lost. If it was, I’ll come back and check and comment again later.
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26 JamericanSpice / Colette S January 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm

You can have your snow. I just want it to stop raining :)

I hope you get your car again soon. It’s always nice to have a great team to trust your vehicle to.

I haven’t watched Smashed. Not sure what I’m missing.

I bet the princess is happy :)

And yes I’ve seen that cups song just a few days ago for the first time. A woman’s daughter sang it. It seems so simple I thought her daughter just made up a song around it. Very interesting to learn this.

Aloha!
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27 Harriet January 15, 2013 at 4:54 pm

I love that blingy case.
Wasn’t that Anna in that movie Pitch Perfect?

Yes, the weather is a bit crazy indeed…
Thanks for keeping this going!
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28 Xmasdolly January 15, 2013 at 8:04 pm

I have to ask you do you have trouble with the bottom bar jumping up & down. Well, I noticed only your blog did it to me, but now so does mine YUK drives me nuts. Anyways, I saw pitch perfect just yesterday. My daughter brought it over with a few other movies she had I wanted to see & she said here watch this one you’ll love it and I so did! It was really very cool. You gotta see it. Have a good one my friend.
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29 Tina Hickman January 15, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Chocolate chip cookies? I need to head to that dealership! I am such a sucker for a good cookie…

My son got a Nexus 7 tablet for Christmas(from his grandparents, of course) and that is what he uses for all of his games that used to be on my phone–Amazon offers a free app every day, and that’s how I’ve found most of the games he loves. (thank goodness!) Now I actually get to play with MY phone again!
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30 Run DMT January 16, 2013 at 10:06 am

I cannot wait for SMASH to start again! Love that show! Hey, are you still watching Once Upon a Time? It still has me on the edge of my seat every week. UGH!

Those cup girls are AMAZING! I wonder if they can stack cups and sing, like those cup competitions. That would be really impressive. :-D Anna should win an Oscar just for her SOLO cup solo performance. HA! HA! (I crack myself up!)
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31 Seriously Shawn January 16, 2013 at 12:52 pm

It’s so freaking hot here I could lay in the sun! I don’t want it cold but I would like to wear the new sweaters I bought….

I love Pitch Perfect and the cup sing. I had no clue where it came from, I assumed it as from the movie. You’re quite the sleuther!

32 Andrea January 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Of course I am not hip enough to have heard about the cups! Thanks for looking out for us!!! Running a little behind this week (again)
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33 Ian Pearson March 25, 2013 at 10:30 am

Stacy you’re awesome. I like your writing style and just wanted to say I like spring time pretty much. Smash is one of the favorite shows as well and glad they’re back on February. Thanks a lot for making this post fun by sharing good presence of mind. :)

34 Jesse Christopher June 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm

I can remember sitting around and seeing that Smash was coming back on TV, as it’s a show I really like, but rarely does any show have me hooked enough to catch when its seasons start back up again.

What Smash did was just wrong though! As stated before, i don’t typically wait, but once the show comes on I’m fully ready for weekly doses.

I know it’s a late pass, but hopefully by now your car is fully repaired. Car repairs can get to adding up over time!
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