Lost in the Supermarket: Jimmy Eat World, Lindsay Lohan, Enrique Iglesias
Where: Sports Authority, Brentwood
When: 4:30 p.m. Monday, February 23
What: Jimmy Eat World,'s "Always Be," followed by a boy-band tune I didn't know and then the one-two punch of Lindsay Lohan's "Over" and "Bailamos" by Enrique Iglesias
Why Is This Weird? One of my new year's resolutions is to start working out -- i.e., swimming -- again. Back in the day, I was in fantastic shape, because I swam three or four time a week without fail. Now, well, though the cushion in my tush kept me warm this winter, I miss my muscles. So! Off to Sports Authority to buy a bathing suit. Hearing Jimmy Eat World's sweet pop put a spring in my step as I pushed past racks and racks of running clothes toward the back. The song after "Always Be" was some random boy-band tune, which I thought was an odd segue, but whatever.
And then Lindsay Lohan's over-the-top tune "Over" came on. Now, despite Lohan's star power, the album this came from (Speak) didn't exactly set the world ablaze. So hearing it all casual-like among rows and rows of spandex and sports bras was a bit surreal. And then the sweet, sweet dulcet Spanish techno of "Bailamos" began, and suddenly I flashed back nearly a decade to the shitty college-dorm-room parties I attended. I don't think I've heard this song since then, when this song, the Backstreet Boys and a bunch of cheesy Europop and '90s hip-hop were the soundtrack to every cheap-vodka screwdriver I consumed, like a good little underage drinker. (Hi, mom and dad!) Reality sunk in, however, as I realized that both swimsuits I tried on didn't exactly fit. Time to reacquaint myself with salad. "Bailamos" video after the jump.