Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Food - photo versus reality

A German website took a bunch of pictures of food as pictured on the packaging and then in real life. Some of them are pretty close. And some of them are pretty gross.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I have been a lazy blogger

I know, I know.

I am still alive.

We have the new TV, we have tickets to see Eddie Izzard in May. I bought three new albums that I'd like to "review." My brother's headed overseas; we're going to my parents' for Easter on Sunday.

But right now, I'm taking a shower and going to bed.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Monday, March 03, 2008


Matt, when a heavily-perfumed woman walked past our table: "I think that's the first time I've ever felt perfume."

We were on the metro last night coming back from Bethesda; there was a family in our metro car that was on their way back from the Wizards game. One of the boys (maybe about 7 or 8 years old) decided to smell the seat he was sitting on. His mom said "Now why would you do that? Do you know how may butts have been on that seat? You just sniffed like a hundred butts."

Not a funny, but my pet peeve of the now: people who use "fraction" without any qualifiers. I was reading an article about how there's a suit trying to get punitive damages against Exxon for the oil spill in the 80s, to compensate the fishers and others whose livelihoods were affected. They're asking for $2.5B, and the article says "This is a fraction of Exxon's yearly profits." I know what they're trying to get across, but really...99/100 is ALSO a fraction.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Rah rah weekend!

So...insanely stressful week is over. Had my thesis committee meeting, no one said "That's all you've done in the past 18 months??" and I should be on track to be Doctor by the end of the year.

In direct contrast to the first three days of this week (M-W), the last three days of the week (F-S) have been a billion times better! I decided to get my hair cut Friday, and went for the whole shampoo-cut-style instead of my usual $14 cut. It was totally worth it. And I got someone who actually knows how to cut long hair. We watched Jeff Dunham's Comedy Central special when I got home - you definitely need to check it out. There's good stuff on YouTube - like his bit with Achmed the Dead Terrorist. I want his DVD. Hilarious!

Saturday I went for a massage (my valentine's day gift) and then Matt and I went to Arlington to hang out with people for Nate's birthday. We played some pool, ate some food (really yummy cheese fries!) and then went back to Nate's condo for poker. Today I shopped online (Old Navy, Bath and Body Works and Burts Bees) and we're going to Ruth's Chris for dinner tonight. Because we paid off my car! Yummy yummy....steaks, sides, and creme brulee.

I HATE the commercial for the Domino's Brooklyn-style pizza. And as far as I can tell, the only thing different from regular pizza is that they only cut it into 6 slices instead of 8 or 10, so that they're "foldable."

Confused about the sub-prime mortgage mess? Let some stick figure guys explain it to you. Hilarious!