Friday, April 30, 2010


Word Verification

I'm pretty sure that the blogger people have dirty minds...or I do...or we both do. I'm commented on a few posts recently (and come to think about it, not on were on blogger run sites, so there goes that) and the word verifications always seem slightly inappropriate. There is nothing vulgar or an outright dirty word, but there is something that makes me go hmmm. For example, the one I just got said, "uperear". Now you tell me that's not dirty.

Monday, April 26, 2010



I am not a huge fan of the NBA or the NHL, but during playoff season I like to watch some of the games and keep updated with what's happening. However, I'm still not a big enough fan to look up scores etc. For that reason, I wish that TV networks would show the series results along with the score board (e.g. Team 1 up 3 games to 2), or announce that stat more often, or show it as a bumper. Versus made me happy last night when not only did they announce the series results more than once, but also showed a graphic of all the series in the entire NHL playoffs.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Biggest Loser

This year at Christmas my extended family decided to try an motivate each other to lose weight/get healthier. Being our family this naturally turned into a competition. We paired up into teams (I think at last count it was 8 teams, but I am not sure) for those who wanted to play or got guilted into it (ahem, me). We weighed in on New Year's (only your team mate had to know what you weighed) and we're going until the family beach trip in August. Some teams have bigger advantages than others, but the main purpose was to motivate each other. I have been slacking big time and I feel somewhat bad about it, but not that bad. One of my uncles, who didn't really need to lose any weight, has lost 25lbs! Bastard.

In the past week or so, I've been trying to at least do something. My sister gave me a Wii fit for Christmas and I've been pretty good about keep up with it. It sort of follows the same principles as Weight Watchers does - it gives you stamps for weighing in everyday and upgrades you after a certain number of tries. The "trainers" try to keep you motivated etc. I'm actually enjoying it so far and hope to keep it up. BTW, I am a hula hoop champion.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Got a little Cap'n in me

I am a sleep shifter. I roll, I twist, I readjust pillows etc. I have been since I was little. But the other night I had an epiphany: the position that's the most comfortable for me to actually try to fall asleep in is the Captain Morgan pose. Just take this and push him on his face and that's how I sleep - except the hand on the thigh is more on my hip and the one with the sword is by my face...and without the sword.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010



Today I finally joined the 21st century; I bought and installed a wireless router. "What," you may say, "you've never had a wireless router in your house before? Don't you know this is 2010?" Yes, I do. I just never really wanted one because I enjoyed having my computer be in my office. It forced me to do other stuff - like watch TV - without having internet distractions. I think I will probably leave my computer in my office (which is upstairs) even with the wireless. "Well then why did you get wireless?" you might ask. Because my sister got me a Wii for Christmas and I am finally connecting it to the network so that I can watch Netflix on my TV. So there you go.


Questions No One Asked

So, I found this entry on a blog in an extremely roundabout way that I'm not going to post. Instead of making up my own questions, I'm stealing that Ryan's questions, which still fits the bill as no one has asked them of me.

What is the best movie you've seen lately?

American History X. I know, it's an older movie and it's kind of creepy. But it was very powerful. My Netflix list tends to be in groups. For example, I'm currently on my gangster type films. This happens because when I type in something I want to see and that "similar movies" list pops up, I click on stuff. That's how American History X came to be on my list. It came after Green Street Hooligans (which I've mentioned previously due to my new found love of this guy) and Scarface, which I actually found somewhat boring.

So what movies are on your all time favorites list?

Sandlot, Little Big League, Dodgeball, Elf, The Princess Bride, Harry Potter 1, The Godfather, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars (episodes 4-6), She's the Man, A Christmas Story

And many, many more.

What was the last book that you couldn't put down?

"True Colors" by Kristin Hannah. It's about 3 sisters and how they fight and are jealous of each other and how they deal with things in different ways, but under all that they're sisters first. It was pretty good. I also just finished "Wench" by Dolen Perkins- Valdez. It tells the story of a slave in the 1850s and was a different perspective than some other books similar in nature. The best part of that was googling 'wench' and seeing what popped up.

Before that I read the classics "Little Women", "Little Men", and "Jo's Boys" by Louisa May Alcott. It's a resolution of mine to try and read some classic novels I've never read before. I almost wrote a post about these books because LMA uses the word 'lover' a billion times and it makes me laugh because her context and mine are so totally different. Dating etc. was so chaste in that time period and 'lover' meant someone who you would potentially marry, not someone you were doinking. Plus, they barely even held hands - that wouldn't have been proper. There were some other quotes in there I wanted to post, but I had to return the book to the library and didn't have time to write them down.

My next classic is "Gone with the Wind" and good lordy that's a long-ass book. I've got 2 others to read (technically 3 because I have to finish the one I'm reading now) before I get to it. I'm guessing a renewal will be in order.

What is your favorite thing to do with friends or family?

Play games, especially board games. There is no comparison - I've been places with both, done cool stuff, done stupid stuff, but when it comes down to it, my absolute favorite thing is to be with friends or family (or both) with a couple of drinks and a stack of games, a deck of cards and some music. You learn more about people over a game of spades than you do at a concert. You laugh more over a Bud Light and a round of Taboo than you do at a movie. I haven't found anything that replaces games and I'm not sure I want to.

Did you get a new camera?

For Christmas 2 years ago. I don't know what kind it is and I don't use it nearly as much as I should.

Don't you just love wintertime?

Trick question. I love Christmas and my birthday is in January so I enjoy that part of winter. Snow is beautiful and I don't like 90+ degree weather. But there is a feeling of gloom during the winter - it's freaking cold, it gets dark early, everything outside is dead. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it comes around, but I'm kind of glad to see it go too.

Are you a Mac or PC?

PC. Our first computer in 1985 was an Apple 2E and I've never had an Apple since. Mac is not as user friendly as everyone says - stuff isn't where it should be. I will admit that they are pretty to look at and apparently don't break down as often, but they are too dang expensive for me.

Do you plan to get any more tattoos?

Yes. I planned on getting one for my 30th birthday but as I still didn't have a job, I couldn't really justify the expense. I still want to get that one (although my mom and my sister yelled at me about it), plus I figure I will get something when my future children are born. We'll see I guess.

What are you going to cook for the Pioneer Woman's website next?

Nothing. I don't even know what that is and I'm not sure if I want to. I am, however, making a pasta dish I saw on Rachel Ray last week. This brings up the point that I've been to 3 different grocery stores and none have fusili. I didn't think it was that uncommon of a pasta type. Strawberries were on sale for $1 though, so that made up for the lack of pasta choices.

Saturday, April 17, 2010



Last night I got some interesting texts from some of my favorite people which made me extremely happy and melancholy at the same time. I was planning on writing this post anyway, but the texts jump started it.

The other day I watched "Sex and the City: the Movie" for the first time. I figured I should watch it before the 2nd one comes out. I enjoyed the movie and cried at the end because I was jealous - of the fake people. This happens sometimes when I watch "Friends" episodes too. I so wish I had a group of people like that - those people that know all their is to know about each other and are there for everything. A tight knit unit.

Not that I don't have friends - I do. I have some of the best friends a person could ask for (you know who you are) not to mention family. But we're far apart from each other for one, and with the exception of a small group, we're not all friends with each other. I've got a person here, a person there and while they know about each other and may have met at one time, we're not a cohesive unit and that's what I feel like I'm missing.

Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade my friends for anything, and I'm happy. I just always pictured myself in a group of close people, with game nights, who are all up in each other's business, etc. Who knows, maybe it will happen at some point, but I don't really keep up with anyone before college except through face book, so I'll never have that lifelong friendship. I suppose I could just work on getting all my friends to move here and meet each other. Although they are so different, which is one of the reasons why they are so great, that I don't know if I'd even really want that.

So I guess I'll put my "Friends" fantasy on hold and see how it all plays out. For now I'll just tell my peeps I love them and I'm glad they're my friends.

Thursday, April 15, 2010



Today Subway (at least in NC) is having customer appreciation day, meaning it's buy one foot long, get one free. I figured that, as someone on a budget, this would be a good idea: lunch and dinner for the price of 1. So I went to my nearest Subway all excited until I walked in the door (at 1:15 so as to avoid the lunch rush) and heard, "We're out of bread, all we have is salad." Huh, wha? How are you OUT OF BREAD? I understand that you probably used more than usual, but really? You either have bread in the back and are too lazy/dumb to make it or you're just dumb. How are you not prepared to have extra bread on a BOGO day? I mean it's refrigerated bread and you heat it up, so if you have some extra, no big deal, save it until tomorrow.

So, now I am annoyed and really want my subs, so I plug in my Garmin and get the phone number to the next Subway to make sure they have bread when I arrive. I get there, the line is longer than the one before, but guess what? They have bread! And kept making it while I was there, meaning my above analysis of the first Subway having stupid employees/managers was probably correct. So, I got my subs, and a coupon to use later, I just had to drive an extra 20 minutes. Oh well.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Devil Bird

Don't birds know that they are supposed to sleep at night? While I sometimes get annoyed at chirping birds at 7am, I understand that it's light out and they are awake etc. But 3 am? No. It is dark; it is the middle of the night. You should be asleep bird.

Also, this bird made a variety of noises. It was the car alarm of birds. First tweet, tweet; then chirp, chirp; then TWEET chirp; then baby screaming, repeat for half an hour.

I'm not a hunter and don't really like guns, but I wanted to shoot that thing. Shoot it dead.

Friday, April 09, 2010


Shave and a haircut

I'm sure I've said this before, but I like dudes. And I'm somewhat picky. I can like the looks of a guy one day and think he's butt ugly the next. Two people come to mind quickly when I say this: Brad Pitt and Ashton Kutcher. Depending on their haircut and facial hair status they are either beautiful creatures or hideous beasts.

Today I have found a third man to join their ranks. His name is Charlie Hunnam. I watched a movie called Green Street Hooligans and was introduced to my new current pretty boy. I imdb'd him and found out he is in the series Sons of Anarchy. He looks like 2 different people. Here is pretty Charlie. Here is hairy Charlie. Guess which version I prefer.


Good fences

A few weeks ago my landlord hired someone to cut down some old trees and brush near my mailbox and around the driveway. In some ways I was glad because branches kept falling every time there was a storm and I was just lucky none ever did damage to my car. There was a LOT of brush. It was piled in big bunches near the street and luckily was picked up within a few days. There are also random piles of firewood around my yard.

Well today they came back and removed more brush. This is annoying for 2 reasons. The first being that the trimmer hitting rocks is a god awful noise and ruined a perfectly good nap. The second, and longer lasting, is that this time, the brush removal left my neighbor's house in full view. We have a chicken wire fence separating us and the brush covered the fence and went up quite a long ways - 10 feet or so I'd say. They cut it all down except for a few trees, which they trimmed. Now I can see perfectly into my neighbor's backyard and vice versa. The reason this is a problem is because I often let the dog out in the morning sans pants. Now that someone can clearly see me, and more importantly that I can see them seeing me, I will have to put on pants. This angers me. I mean really, I've lived here for 3 years and this is the first time anyone's done this. I feel like they are trying to sell the house or something because it's added a ton of acreage to the yard. I just hope they put up a fence. A really tall fence.

Friday, April 02, 2010


New game

Yesterday I was in the car for 6 hours with my sister. She was on calls for a lot of that time because she was working. I decided to play a game. The game consisted of me listening to my Ipod and whenever a song came on that had a section with no words but voice sounds (e.g. "ahhh" or "oohh" or "nanana") I would sing just that section and she was supposed to guess what song it was. She did not care for this game.

Also, strawberry smoothies are awesome.

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