As I was walking home from campus today an old man in a van pulled up next to me and asked me if I wanted a ride so I didn’t have to walk out in the cold. To be fair, it was about 10 degrees outside but it still was a little surprising and slightly creepy. Of course I declined politely because I learned my Stranger Danger lessons long ago. Plus I had Tom Petty’s American Girl playing on my iPod at that particular moment and it was all just a little too “Put the lotion in the basket” for me.

In related iPod news, listening to the Beach Boys in an effort to trick yourself into feeling warmer outside SEEMS like it would work, but it in fact does not. They Might Be Giants works better.

And, in keeping with today’s music theme, I have had this song stuck in my head for about 3 weeks, and many of you know how dangerous it is when I get something stuck in my head. Warning: Don’t press play unless you want to be infected as well.