Friday, June 30, 2006

FORE!

The mini golf course tonight was crazy! There were all kinds of figure 8s and jump-the-water-traps and loop-the-loops and stuff like that. It was a par 66 - Matt managed to take second after Darlene with 1 over par, and I tied Rick for third at 73. I was doing fairly decent and leading at the halfway point, but I ended up with three maxed-out holes (6 strokes) in the second half. Including the last hole, where Matt the jerk got a hole-in-one!! We went to McDonalds afterwards for ice cream.

Errands tomorrow morning, poker tomorrow afternoon! Should be good times as always.

More fun with Sitemeter

Someone got to my webpage by searching for "matt green" fraud mortgage on Yahoo Search.

Apparantly I was the third hit.

:-D

Selfless, cold and composed

At least that's what Ben Folds Five says.

So, when Rhoda had told me to hold off on re-writing my thesis proposal until after I had the microarray data, I didn't realize that she meant *immediately* after I had gotten the data. So I had worked several days before we left for vacation to have a draft done, and spend the past couple days brushing it up and citing references. I have to say, that EndNote is a ginormous lifesaver. You just highlight a reference and then click "add selected citation(s)" in Word, and it puts in the reference and keeps track of all the reference numbers and compiles your bibliography at the end of the document for you. Genius. Where was this when I was in college??

Anyway, so the past two days I've been on my computer a lot, finishing up the proposal and putting together my abstract submission for the melanoma meeting. Yesterday, I forgot to eat lunch. I was working, trying to get everything done before my 3pm meeting deadline. I got up when I was done at 2:45 to go to the bathroom, and when I got back to my desk I noticed my lunch bag sitting next to my computer. And I thought, "Huh, what's that doing there?" It took me a minute to remember that I hadn't eaten. And then I had to go to my meeting, and after that it was too late. So by dinnertime I was famished.

Speaking of dinner, we went to Red Lobster to celebrate that I had finally finished writing this thing, and that Matt had gotten another raise at work. I got, well, a red lobster. And I ordered it whole instead of split, because I am a BEAST! Matt said I was just showing off my mad crustacean skillz. Well maybe I was! Anyway, dinner was very good. We tried to go to Best Buy after dinner to get Jim Gaffigan's DVD Beyond the Pale, but it closes at 9pm and we got there at 9:45. Lame. Maybe I'll try to get it after work today (I checked online and it's not available at any Best Buy store. Lame). I'm going to try to leave a little early today since I was here until 7pm last night printing everything out that I needed for today.

Back to the proposal story - I went over to our department coordinator this morning to drop everything off and do my class registration for fall (technically we're always registered for two "classes" - research and weekly seminars). And I could hardly believe it, but she told me that even with all the crap and delays I had with this thing, I was still the first person to turn theirs in.

!!!!!

I know, crazy. But I'm hardly the overachiever. The "technical" deadline was November 30th of last year, and the real deadline that I think people had previously been adhering to was around mid-March.

So...weekend stuff. I already mentioned poker night. We're also going mini-golfing with the youth group tonight, and I'm getting my bridesmaids dress hemmed tomorrow. At a place called, ironically, Kim's Tailor.

Two examples of justice served:
The scammer gets scammed - Nigerian scam letter writer applies for an art scholarship that doesn't exist.
Man gets $2.5M - after serving 26 years for a crime (bank robbery/murder) that he didn't commit.

Oh, and Liz got a couple of job offers! She says that because she's a libra, she's incapable of making a decision. Well, I'm a leo, and I love making decisions! And I must do a good job of making them, because look at how awesome my life is now. So if you need some help, let me know.

The only thing worse than beating a dead horse

Is betting on one?

For someone who says they wish they had never met me and wants to forget that I even exist, you sure do come to my blog a lot.

4 verified visits in 36 hours. 5% of all my internet traffic, in fact. My mistake, 2%. Stupid pie chart.

Yes, I'm talking about you, Cox Communications suscriber 68.106.119.# in Fairfax, VA, using Windows 2000 and Internet Explorer.


You know, I have a suggestion. I stopped going to your webpage over three months ago in an attempt to end the ridiculousness. And I know you know it's true. So how about you do the same, and then you won't have to deal with the egotistical paranoia that everything I say is secretly about you. Oh noes, I didn't talk about you in some song lyrics and I took out something that I heard you say six years ago because for whatever reason it bothered you - I'm totally ruining your life.

/You should upgrade to Firefox
//slashy slashy!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

I'll be that girl

1. There is a whole generation that will never hear, or understand, the phrase "It's snowing in Brazil." I especially noticed this when we were at Six Flags. There were girls with bras under spaghetti-strapped tank tops, bras under halter tops, even bras under tube tops! I think the first general rule of fashion should be that if you cannot wear a garment comfortably with the appropriate undergarments, then you shouldn't be wearing it at all.

2. We're finally not upside-down on my car! That only took two years. The sad thing was when kbb.com asked for the mileage and had a note next to the input box that said "average is 35,000 miles." Yeah, my car is going to roll over 60,000 within the next week.

3. Poker night this weekend! It'll be Dan's last poker night, as he's leaving for Emory next month, and Matt McHugh's, since they decided to move back to Blacksburg. If either of them wins, it's going to mess up our bounty system.

4. I really like the Berries and Cream Diet Dr. Pepper better than the Cherry Vanilla Diet Dr. Pepper. It's got a much more intense flavor.

5. Man, for all that rain we had, it sure got hot again fast. I was dying by the time I got back from walking a few blocks to the chinese place for lunch.

6. I've mentioned the ex in a whopping 16 posts, including this one, out of 477. In 20 months. Yeah, I'm totally obsessed - great theory. Prizes if you can find all 16! (I'm totally kidding.) (Seriously, don't waste your time.)

7. Why is salsa such a popular condiment? "Well, it's because people like to say sal-saa." - Seinfeld

8. Ryan doesn't love us anymore :-(

And if I were the sun, you would be in shadow
-BNL

Don't lose your head, lose as directed

Redonkulous.

[Deep cleansing breath]

Okay then, how about some links?

Another reason why I like Barack Obama - he actually knows what separation of church and state means, instead of pursuing a rabid campaign to remove any public mention of God.

The flag burning amendment was defeated in the Senate by one vote. As it should have been, in my opinion. Maybe the first amendment will survive a little longer yet. Although, I think the three Republicans that voted against the amendment (good for you, boys!) might be in trouble with their party now.

IRC Bot love song - Swedish music video, with english subtitles. I know a bot. Her name is Anna. And she's HOTT! (Update - So the link didn't work for some people. If one of them is you, try this link from google video).

Totally sweet photographs of lightning.

Fark has a Homestar Runner photoshop contest - theme is what he's been doing with his time since there hasn't been an update in a month.

Oh, and Art Garfunkel is not dead! (Sing it to the tune of "The Cheat Is Not Dead).

Some day they'll open up your world
Shake it down on a drawing board
Do their best to change you, they still can't erase you
- Matchbox Twenty, Hand Me Down

I know you can't help it

But oh my gaaawd, get over yourself already.

I wasn't talking about you yesterday. Or the day before the day before yesterday. Or at any point in the previous two weeks. There's no secret hidden meaning that you need to lay awake at night trying to decode.

Here's our good friend Rick Warren with a special message:

"It's not about you."
The Purpose-Driven Life, Day 1

Once again, your audience is leaving. Or more specifically, realizing she can't even click on Carly's Friends tab without dramalarity.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Lose yourself in the music, the moment

You own it.

Nearly done with the first season of Lost - only 5.5 episodes to go.

This rain is seriously killing me. We could get up to two more inches tonight. I wish I had a boat (flash flood warning for Gaithersburg until 11:30...woo).

Hitler Cat - heil catnip!

But the beat goes on, da da dum da dum da da.

You labeled me, I'll label you
So I dub thee unforgiven
-Metallica

Monday, June 26, 2006

Me-ow

Driving on the beltway, in the rain, makes me nervous. Why was I on the beltway, you ask? Because I enjoy pain. That's why I go to work every day. (Ba-dum ching!) Haha, no really, it's because with all this rain we've had, I at least knew that the beltway wasn't flooded, compared to some local roads that would never make it onto the traffic report. And I like my car dry, thank you.

A lot of things annoyed me at work today. Top of the list? Forgot my iPod headphones on my dresser! Rawr.

Posted another photoset over yonder. Oh, and I forgot to post this picture of us with Sean and Jen at the shower yesterday:



I submitted this article to Fark with the headline: DHS to NYT: "No, YOU'RE the bad guys!" It had already been submitted. With a lousy headline. I mean, they didn't even try to be funny! That made me almost as mad as the original article itself. Basically DHS is asking the administration to charge the NYT editors, reporters, and publishers with treason for reporting on their questionable financial transaction data minimg. Well, there goes the first amendment.

Another study lends support to the theory that sexual orientation is based, at least in part and for men, on biological factors. I think it's a very well-designed study about to be published in a highly-respected journal. Matt thinks 944 people is too small of a sampling.

Four more days until the weekend.

My weariness keeps growing inside
My patience is starting to subside
And I hope I'll be there soon
It can't be long or I'll fall through

Will I ever make it home
Will I ever leave the ground
Leave this place so far behind
Till there is no turning back
Will I ever make it home
Get to where I wanna be
Find the ones who wait for me
To the place where I belong
Will I ever make it home
- Ingram Hill

Sunday, June 25, 2006

What a day for a shower!

So, the baby shower for Jennifer and Heather was fun today. Except it ended up only being a shower for Jennifer, because Heather had her baby this morning! His name is Benjamin, and he arrived at 3:16am today, a week early. Jennifer said they have a "B" name picked out also, which is fortunately not Benjamin. Our guess is Brian. I won one of the shower games - there were a couple rolls of toilet paper, and you had to pick off a length that you thought best corresponded to how big around Jennifer was. I was only one square off, so I got a tube of Mary Kay lotion.

We went over to Matt's grandma's place for dinner after the shower, since his mom was in town visiting (she didn't make it to church with us this morning, but at least the house is clean now). His uncle came over with his family and we ordered chinese food (I had the moo shu pork, as usual). The drive home took quite a while because of the rain, and a four-car accident right after we got on the beltway that had all of the lanes closed for about 15 minutes or so before traffic started moving in one lane.

Back to work tomorrow, bah.

Oh, and sorry Kim, but I had to take down the link to your health blog. You know, the whole two-month rule and all. Gotta keep the content fresh around here. Like a ### of #######? How fresh is ####### anyways? (Now with 75% less irritation!)

Food and such

Emeril Live is doing a celebrity chef week this week, where he cooks with other Food Network stars. That should be awesome.

I think it's a little strange, and a little amusing, that two of the four people in the world that hate me eat the same food for dinner as I do. Come on people, we're not so different! At least in the kitchen.

The WIC commercial that has the "nutrition indicator lights" on the babies' foreheads is really weird.

Speaking of babies, we have a baby shower to go to in an hour. Fun!

Started with food and ended with babies. How's that for ya, Freud?

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Vacation, the novel

As promised, the mind-numbingly detailed vacation post! (Cue Matt Green: Weeeeee.)

So we left around 10am Tuesday, after a quick stop by Starbucks for an iced latte. It turned out to be my undoing, as we only made it to White Marsh before I was moments away from a bladder explosion. We had lunch there as well (Chick-fil-et) and got back on the road. The traffic wasn't terrible, mostly around Manhatten (of course) and some random places in Connecticut - Bridgewater and New Haven for the most part. We checked in to our room at the Great Cedars a little after 6pm. The room was really the only thing that I could complain about all weekend. The first night we were there, we had a smoking room with two double beds. It wasn't terrible, but it certainly wasn't what we had reserved. The next day, they moved us into a non-smoking room. Still with two double beds, and the internet in that room didn't work. I'd say there was a net gain of zero on that transaction.

Tuesday night we mostly just wandered around, checking the place out and such. We played a few slots and managed to break even that night, which I'd say was pretty good. We had dinner at the Veranda Cafe, which while being extremely cold and slow, was yummy. I heart waffles the size of my face, with strawberries, and as much whipped cream as there is waffle. Yum.

Wednesday morning we grabbed a bite to eat, and then went off to our respective pleasures. Matt played a MTT, but only survived the first hour and a half. I had a facial first, and they must have put a dozen things on my face: hot towels, cleansers, creams, masks, steam, etc. It was nice (except for the extractions, which I realize were necessary, but not quite as enjoyable). I had an hour to kill with some reading before my body polish, which was a salt scrub down, followed by a shower (the shower had thirteen nozzles...THIRTEEN!) and then moisturizer. It was great, and my skin was super soft afterwards. Which is a pretty big accomplishment for me.

We met back up for a casual lunch and then decided to go back to the spa area for some swimming and hot tubbing. Since I had already been (and paid) that morning I could still access the locker room/lounge area, which was nice. I felt like such a lush laying around in the spa robe and slippers, eating grapes and partaking in chilled towels after the hot tub. I could definitely have more of that in my life, no complaints.

Matt decided to go back to the poker room afterwards, and played in a one-table tournament. I made sure to kiss his entry ticket before he started, and sure enough I got to watch him make a pretty big comeback to second place, and $200. That was a lot of fun, for both of us, and we spent the rest of the evening having dinner at the resort buffet, watching TV, and playing Mad Libs from a little book I had picked up at one of the shops.

Thursday was a lot like Wednesday - breakfast first, and then off to play separately. Matt played a second MTT but the cards just weren't there for him. I went back to the salon, this time for a manicure and pedicure. So now in addition to nice skin I have cute toes. We ate ice cream for lunch, and then Matt went to play another one-table tournament and I went to go read by the pool. I kissed his ticket again, but it turns out that I was supposed to actually *be* there with him, and alas, he lost. I'm so sorry honey, it's all my fault. Afterwards, we decided to try a few table games as well, but weren't having much luck with those either - Matt played some $10-limit three-card poker for a while, and I played a few hands of $15-limit blackjack. I won a few, but ultimately went broke. Ce la vie. We had dinner that night at The Cedars, an excellent upscale steakhouse. We each had caesar salads, steaks, and glasses of red wine. I ordered creme brulee for dessert...quite tasty.

We left Friday morning with good times and a $309 gambling loss (of which I was responsible for $55) behind us. Little did we know that there was gobs of traffic ahead of us. Compared to Tuesday, the traffic in Connecticut was much better, but that was the only place it had improved. New York was terrible, parts of the New Jersey Turnpike were a crawl, and Delaware was complete gridlock. I swear, for being the shortest state in terms of I-95 travel (something like 11 miles?) Delaware sure has a disproportionate amount of traffic. After we went over the Delaware Memorial Bridge we couldn't even get through the toll booth because the traffic on the other side (from everyone trying to get into the correct lanes for 95, 295, 495 and rt. 9) was at a complete standstill. The entire trip took us a little over 10 hours.

We were exhausted when we got home, so we continued to splurge and went out to eat at Ziki's, the Japanese steakhouse. Matt crashed pretty soon after we got home from dinner but I stayed up to get laundry started and such.

We had to get up earlier than we would have liked to take Matt's car over to the Chevy dealership to have them look at the air handling system (the air was only coming out of the front vents, meaning no defroster when the windshield fogged up). It ended up being a bent cable that was covered under the extended warranty, which was great. Matt took a shower and stuff when we got home. I promptly went back to sleep and didn't get up until 11:45. We went to have lunch at Noodles & Company and pick up some movies from Blockbuster and stuff for a baby shower at church tomorrow.

Tonight was just more lazing, with TV and pizza. But I have to clean up this place tonight before bed, because Matt's mom is in town and she may come to church with us tomorrow, which means she may come over afterwards. And since she hasn't seen our place yet I think it would behoove me to make it look passable.

So, to summarize, we had a great vacation even though we had a net loss in our gambling efforts. We still managed to come in $68 under budget, even counting dinner Friday night. And I have nice skin and nails for a while. Many thanks to Amy, Joe and Debbie for my fantastic spa experience. I can't wait to do it again.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Hurry Up September!!

Important dates:
9-9-06: Virginia Coalition - Live at the 9:30 Club release date (I was there!!)
9-12-06: Barenaked Ladies - Barenaked Ladies Are Me release date

And I'm gone the 8th-16th. Maaaaatt, I need you to run some errands for me please...

Vacation details tomorrow. In a sentence, it was an awesome week!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Gradjumated

No, not me...haha I wish. My sister Alyssa graduated from high school on Saturday.

The grand entrance. That's her in front of the girl with the burka (I think that's how you spell it?)

Caps in the air! Oh noes, we're breaking the ruuuuules!

The fam - me, Matt, Dad, Mom, Alyssa, Mel, Uncle Steve, Grandma Jeanne, Uncle Tim.

Dad, Alyssa and Mom.

Alyssa and Me

Cutting her cake...yum

So we had driven down Friday afternoon. We left a little after two, but thanks to two accidents on the other side of the beltway the trip ended up being an hour longer than it was supposed to be. We just kind of hung out for a while until Mom got home with pizza for dinner. I helped cook stuff for the brunch the next day that night.

The graduation was at 9am Saturday, and I don't think we would have made it much longer than it went because of the sun and heat. Everything went well, we herded back to the house, and had brunch - apple cinnamon french toast casserole, blueberry muffins, fruit salad, scrambled eggs, sausage links and mimosas. Very yummy start to the day's eating festivities.

The rest of the afternoon was pretty low key; Alyssa opened her gifts and cards (we had gotten her an amythest necklace, her birthstone) and then went to go drive around and see some friends. Matt and I watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - well, to be honest, I only watched the second half because I had fallen asleep on the couch soon after we sat down. Dinner that night was equally delicious - mesquite grilled chicken, steamed shrimp, and pork barbeque sandwiches, with pasta salad and cole slaw on the side.

Sunday we stopped at Cap'n Billy's for lunch on the way home (Matt had never been). They were unfortunately only serving a limited menu because of their Father's Day buffet (which we weren't interested in) but they did have their famous cream of crab soup, which was awesome. We had crabcake sandwiches as well, but they didn't come close to the soup.

When we got home around 2 was when the drama started. Roxie had apparantly been sick for a good part of the weekend and had thrown up all over the house. That by itself isn't hugely alarming, but she also had blood in her stool - which sent up the red flags. So we threw our bags in the bedroom, packed her into the carrier and rushed her over to the vet. They had us leave her there for about an hour to do the bloodwork and stuff, but they didn't find anything serious. So $177 and two shots (to settle her stomach) later, they sent us home with some antibiotics in case it was a stomach bug and a prescription for some "limited ingredient" (bland) food that we weren't allowed to give her until today. Not feeding the cats always makes me sad, especially when they cry. Which she did a lot of yesterday. We had to sleep with our bedroom door closed last night. She seems to be doing okay so far today though.

Matt ran a bunch of errands today while I stayed home and finished the draft of my thesis proposal (bleh). I wasn't entirely thrilled with it, but Rhoda e-mailed me back with "STRONG WORK!!!!" (and yes, it had 4 exclamation points) so I guess it passed muster. When Matt got home, he said "Why don't we just exchange gifts now so we don't have to drag them up to Connecticut with us?" That was fine with me. He had gotten me a couple of books that I wanted, and I had gotten him a Dell 20.1" flatscreen monitor which he was incredibly pleased with. And lest you think that the gifts were unequal in comparison, I should explain that we tend to alternate the "extravagant" gifts (it works out better for our budget that way). So I had gotten my super nice gift, a three-stone diamond necklace, at Christmas, and now it was Matt's turn to get something really nice.

Gotta get packing and cleaning some time tonight...we're leaving at 10am tomorrow. It's going to be a great week! Stay tuned for the vacation details on Friday night when we get home.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Tonight, Not Again

Well, if you should nervously break down
When it's time for the shakedown, would you take it?
It's when you cry just a little
But you laugh in the middle that you've made it
- Jason Mraz

The high point of my day yesterday? Got a free shirt at Kohls, 'cause I'm awesome. The high point of my day today? Krispy Kreme. The high point of my day tomorrow? Leaving at 12:30. It's important to have small goals in life, you know.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

New plug-in

Matt Green told me to download the Last.fm bit for your computer. It keeps stats of what you listen to, etc. iTunes kind of does that already, but what I liked about Last.fm is that you can get a bit of code for your website that shows what you've been listening to. I had to pick a truncated box, because all the rest would extend outside the sidebar when a longer song title came up (which just looked ugly) but you can always click on the box to go to my Last.fm page.

And now on to the content.

Cute Kitten Video!

Speeches from the Webby awards (all winners were limited to 5-6 words each).

Creative problem-solving, from today's Ask Amy column:
I'm not even going to go into the "crack" problem. Actually, I solved that one myself by decorating cracks with flowers whenever I saw them peeking out from the waistband; apparently it's not pleasant to have a daisy stuck in your backside. It was my own urban beautification project and I'm proud!

Quote from the Fark.com thread regarding the two high school seniors that used Mein Kampf for their senior quotes:
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." -- Herman Goering (at the Nuremberg trials)

And there you have it, folks. Remember, Bimbo the Bear says "Eat Mo' 'nuts."


Ewwww...DONUTS, people! Geez.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

w00t for weekend!

Whew! So that was a fun weekend. It actually started Friday around 1pm with our mandatory lab fun. We had a cookout at Rhoda's and swam/played water volleyball. I was on the winning team 3 out of 4 times, even when the guys tried to take on the girls. They lost the first time, and we held pretty well playing in the deep end in the second game. I had my Let's Dish appointment that evening (my first time at the new Gaithersburg location) and Matt came with me. I asked him what he thought about it afterwards. He said, "Well, it's putting food in a bag. So for putting food in a bag, that was the best time I ever had doing that."

Saturday was Six Flags with Matt Green, Steve, Matt and Sarah. The weather was beautiful and everything was open except for Joker's Jinx (sorry, Eric...you really must be cursed!) We rode Batwing, Two-Face, Wild One, Roar, Mind Eraser, and Superman - Ride of Steel. We also saw all four main shows: Shanghai Cowboy, Jukebox, Magic Quest and Batman Thrill Spectacular.

We finished out the day at Buca di Beppos, a "family-style" italian place. Man oh man, was that an awesome dinner. We got garlic cheese bread and caesar salad to start, and then shared fettuccini alfredo, chicken parmesan, shrimp scampi linguini, and a steak dish. We wanted dessert but we were so stuffed after that food we just couldn't make it. Next time, gadget...next time. And for only $25/person, including tip! I think we may get a gang together and do that for Matt's birthday this year. But this time I'm not paying for everyone's food. Sorry guys :-)

Today was church and some errands at the mall after lunch. I got a tank top from JC Penney (light blue, ribbed, lace trim at hem and neckline...very cute) and browsed through Bath and Body Works while Matt got his hair cut, then we went grocery shopping. We finished out the last couple of episodes on the Lost DVDs we rented a few days ago, so we'll have to exchange those for the last two disks sometime soon.

Only 4.5 days til my vacation starts! We are going to go down to my parents' after work on Friday for my sister's graduation on Saturday morning. I have the following Monday off, and then Tuesday it's off to Connecticut! I'm really excited...we made our anniversary dinner reservations at the resort's steakhouse, and I made spa reservations for when Matt is playing his poker tournaments. I'll be getting a body polish and facial on Wednesday, and a manicure/pedicure on Thursday. Yay!

So that's about it for now. Stay tuned for details about my upcoming week...because I'm sure you're all on the edge of your seats.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

My own prison

1988

2001

2004

2006

She started writing
"You're good and you're brave
What a father that you'll be someday
Make it home, make it safe"
She wrote every night as she prayed
-Mark Schultz, Letters From War


USS Cole Deploys to Middle East

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

I am worthless sounds

...compared to all your perfect words

Two music-related bits:

1. I was going through some old stuff on my laptop yesterday (the things you do without an internet connection) and I found a "mp3 wants" list from college. I only remembered the tune of like, two of the songs off the top of my head, but I knew that I must have really liked them at some point. So I went onto iTunes last night and bought them. I ended up with:

Son Volt - Drown
Uncle Kracker - In a Little While
Bree Sharp - Galaxy Song
Jeff Deyo - Let It Flow
Travis Tritt - Strong Enough to Be Your Man
Alison Krauss - Let Me Touch You For a While
The Badlees - Angeline is Coming Home

Once again, quite representative of my diverse tastes in music. Overall I've been quite pleased, and slightly nostalgic (as I don't think I've heard but maybe one of these songs in over three years).

2. I got Matt Matchbox Twenty's CD, Mad Season, last year. I realized that it would have been extremely appropriate for me to have had this CD in the fall of 2000, as I think it would have been coming from both sides of the coin at that time. A few snippets:

Tell me one more time
How you're sorry about the way this all went down
You needed to find your space
You needed to still be friends, you needed me to
Call you if I ever couldn't keep it all together you'd comfort me
Tell me 'bout forever and the promises I never should have believed
Here's what I'm thinking
It won't be the first heart that you break
You won't be the last beautiful girl
The one that you wrecked won't take you back
If you were the last beautiful girl in the world
-Beautiful Girl


It's unnerving
How just one move puts me by myself
There you go just trusting someone else
Now I know I put us both through hell
I'm not saying there wasn't nothing wrong
I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me
I'm not saying we ever had the right to hold on
I just didn't wanna let it get away from me
-Leave


She said - while you were sleeping
I was listening to the radio and wondering what you're dreaming when
It came to mind that I didn't care
So I thought - hell if it's over
I had better end it quick or I could lose my nerve
Are you listening - can you hear me?
Have you forgotten?
-Rest Stop


Yeah.
80 days and counting.

I have another post to make but I forgot the picture I needed to scan at work today so I guess that one will have to wait until tomorrow.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Such a proud day

The human interest article on the Floridian section front page of the St. Petersburg Times - a girl who's following in her monther's footsteps...as a lap dancer. From the article:
Most men, she says, don't even notice she's naked when she's dancing. They look her in the eye and tell her how nicely she moves her feet. They see her slow, sensual movements, they praise the way she sings along to the songs.

Hahahahaha. There's also a bit about how the daughter gets "advice" about how to open her day spa from the professionals that come in for dances and how they "want her to succeed."

Friday, June 02, 2006

Comedy Central

We saw Lynne Koplitz on Standup Nation tonight. She was one of a rare few female comedians (comedianne?) that we found funny. It was better humor than the standard PMS/guys suck routine. And she was pretty. And she wore a pink strapless dress that was soo cute. She kind of looks like Skinner's friend Taylor.

I want this bag. Matt said he'd buy it for me if he wins at least 7th place in the tournament he's playing right now. That's only a 10% cut!! I think it should be fifty-fifty...$100 for him, bag for me.

Someone get me out of this two-cornered square
I don't want to be here, or anywhere

Artistic Talents

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Way too much time on one's hands

Super Rock-Paper-Scissors - Now with 25 possible choices! 300 hand outcomes! Only a 4% chance of a tie!

And since I've got too much time on my hands, I sent e-mails to Starbucks and Bertucci's asking them to please bring back the Cinnamon Dolce Latte and the Lobster Basilico, respectively. Because it's all about keeping the customer happy, right?