Friday, March 29, 2002
[courtesy of smattering.org
1. If you could eat dinner with and "get to know" one famous person (living or dead), who would you choose?
This is a tough one. Historically, I think I'd like to meet George Washington. But just for fun, I'd love to meet Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the guys behind South Park) -- or Ahmet Zappa.
2. Has the death of a famous person ever had an effect on you? Who was it and how did you feel?
As weird as it sounds, I was really sad when Chris Farley died.
3. If you could BE a famous person for 24 hours, who would you choose?
I don't think I'd want to be anyone but myself.
4. Do people ever tell you that you look like someone famous? Who?
No, not that I look famous, but everyone says that I "look like someone they know" or I "look really familiar."
5. Have you ever met anyone famous?
Yes. But no one spectacular.
Thursday, March 28, 2002
Burger King is now selling Veggie Burgers
! They are the first nationwide fast food chain to do so. I think it's fantastic -- but I'm admittedly biased. It's not hard being a Vegetarian by any means. There's always something
I can eat wherever we go. This will just make things that much better - because when friends are craving fast food, I now have an option besides a salad or french fries. Yay!
Wednesday, March 27, 2002
is now the official beer of the NFL. That doesn't mean that they'll only serve Coors. It just means that Coors can put any NFL logos on their products. Individual teams can still sell whatever brand of beer(s) they want in their own stadiums. I'm just kind of psyched for Coors: they're my favorite major distributed beer. My actual favorite beers are: Anchor Steam
, Rolling Rock
, Samuel Adams
, Molson Golden
, and the list goes on.
Did you hear about this
? I just don't understand why someone would want to do something like this. I know when I get depressed, I don't want to hurt anyone, I just want to wallow in my own yucky feelings. I hope the guy was just drunk and babbling, because it would be really sad and quite scary if he meant it.
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
I love The Osbournes
. That show is like crack!
While at work today, I decided to venture out and leave the office. I walked around a bit and found a family of prairie dogs. Yay for exploring!
I think it all the time, so I'm going to put it down in words: I am so lucky to have Jon-Paul. I am so lucky that we bumped into each other so early on in our lives. He is wonderful. I just had to write it down.
Monday, March 25, 2002
Yes! Moulin Rouge didn't win for best picture. I'm not thrilled about "A Beautiful Mind" winning, but I'll take it. :-)
Sunday, March 24, 2002
I'll admit it: I did not like Moulin Rouge. It was pretty and colorful, but the story and the acting were awful. I am really hoping that it doesn't take any of the big awards tonight at the Academy Awards.
Friday, March 22, 2002
The Friday Five
[courtesy of smattering.org
1. What is your favorite time of year?
2. What is it about your favorite season that, well, makes it your favorite season?
The colors, smells and temperatures conjure such wonderful childhood memories. The fall is just an amazing time of year. Halloween is my favorite holiday.
3. What is your least favorite time of year? Why?
Spring -- because I just want the winter to be over and for it to be summer, but you've still got to put up with the winter weather in the spring.
4. Do you do anything to celebrate or recognize the changing of seasons?
I wouldn't say I celebrate but I acknowledge and look forward to the new season.
5. What's your favorite thing to do outside?
I love to play with dogs, go swimming or camp on the beach. I also love to snowboard, hike, mountain bike or just take a leisurely stroll around the block.
Thursday, March 21, 2002
I was talking with some new co-workers this evening and I came to a conclusion: I wish I had had the chance to take foreign languages earlier. I really loved learning Spanish and Russian, but so much of it has fallen into the dark recesses of my brain. I think that people would have a much better chance of being fluent in a second language if given the opportunity to start earlier. Just a thought.
Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Took two classes. Brain is full, but feel a tad smarter.
Saturday, March 16, 2002
The Saturday Five [courtesy of smattering.org]
Okay, I'm a little late, so the "Friday Five" is considered the "Saturday Five" this week.
1. What's your favorite animal?
Dogs. Hands down. With most marine mammals coming in second (dolphins, otters, seals, etc.).
2. What pets have you had in your lifetime?
An Irish Setter named Okie, an Irish Setter named Roxie, a black lab/beagle mix named Molly and an Irish Setter named Murphie.
3. Is there any specific pet that you've wanted but never had?
Right now, I want dogs so badly, but my apartment complex does not allow them. As soon as I get a house, I'm going right to the animal shelter and getting myself of couple of dogs. I'm not even going to unpack first. Some women have biological clocks.....I have a puppy clock.
4. Are you allergic to any animals?
Nope. I'm not too fond of cats, does that count?
5. Do you have any 'pet' pet peeves (your pets or others')?
Farts. When dogs eat human food - watch out!
Friday, March 15, 2002
It's Friday! Yay! My first week at my new job has been great!
Monday, March 11, 2002
Saw a dog this morning on my way to work. It had an old gray face and walked slowly, but it was clearly happy. I love to see happy old dogs. It makes me get teary-eyed. Because it's so nice to see older dogs out-and-about and sad to know that they're not much longer for this world. I love dogs!
Saturday, March 09, 2002
I love when someone uses the word smut
instead of porn. Ha!
Friday, March 08, 2002
[courtesy of smattering.org]
1. What makes you homesick?
Photos, memories, smells. I always miss the people who are far away.
2. Where is "home" for you?
I'm from New York, so that is "home" in the existential sense. But my parents have been in Texas and I've been in Colorado for the past 4+ years.
3. What makes it home for you? People? Things?
Home is wherever loved ones are. So, I basically have 3 "homes."
4. Where is the furthest you've been from home, miles-wise?
5. What are your plans for this weekend?
Chill out, watch TV, read and probably eat a lot. Maybe go see "Time Machine."
Thursday, March 07, 2002
Heard this song in a store today and was reminded of just how great Jeff Buckley
is/was. What a poet. What a singer.
Last Goodbye (J. Buckley)
this is our last goodbye
i hate to feel the love between us die
but it's over
just hear this and then i'll go
you gave me more to live for
more than you'll ever know
this is our last embrace
must i dream and always see your face
why can't we overcome this wall
well, maybe it's just because i didn't know you at all
kiss me, please kiss me
but kiss me out of desire, babe, and not consolation
you know it makes me so angry 'cause i know that in time
i'll only make you cry, this is our last goodbye
did you say "no, this can't happen to me,"
and did you rush to the phone to call
was there a voice unkind in the back of your mind
saying maybe you didn't know him at all
you didn't know him at all, oh, you didn't know
well, the bells out in the church tower chime
burning clues into this heart of mine
thinking so hard on her soft eyes and the memories
offer signs that it's over... it's over
Wednesday, March 06, 2002
Shopping is a battle I will never win
First off let me say: I hate shopping. It makes me cranky, tired and hungry. But, I need new clothes and had to suck it up and go to the mall.
I just want plain old pants. Nobody carries plain old pants. Everything is flared, cropped or too long in the "rise" or too short in the rise.
My Issues With Current Fashion
Okay, I understand that this is a throw-back to the bell-bottoms of the 70s, but I don't like the bottoms of my pants to touch when I walk. And they looked funny in the 70s and they look funny now.
I think this is another form of the capri. I just don't like my pants to finish in the middle of my calves. It's like when you out-grew your pants in elementary school and the kids would ask you, "Are you waiting for a flood?" And I'm a fairly tall girl and tall girls look goofy in short pants.
Long in the Rise
The description says, "sits at natural waist." Whose waist? If I sit in those pants, I swear the "waist" would touch the bottom of my bra.
A person my age should not linger on the outskirts of butt-crack city.
So, there you have it....my rant about current fashion. I did find one pair of jeans that actually fit. There was only one
pair in my size. Normally, I'd buy multiple pairs so that I would not have to shop again for a long, long time. Now, I must continually search whenever I am near a mall. I hate shopping.
Tuesday, March 05, 2002
I met Jon-Paul nine years ago today. We were freshman in college and we were heading down to Augusta, Georgia for spring training for crew
. We were assigned to the same van - and as it turns out the worst
van. We didn't become friends until our ride back, but today is the day that I actually met him. How fast nine years can go.
Sunday, March 03, 2002
I got my braces on 19 years ago today. I was in third grade and they didn't come off for 5 years, 1 month and 10 days!!
Friday, March 01, 2002
The Friday Five
1. What's your favorite vacation spot?
Hawaii. I love Maui.
2. Where do you consider to be the biggest hell-hole on earth?
It's a tie. When I was about 13, I used to collect keychains. We were moving back to New York after living in Southern California for a year and a half. The road trip was great and I was able to obtain a keychain in every state we went through -- except Indiana. I was so upset that Indiana had no keychains. My mom had to buy me a magnet with the promise of turning it into a keychain. And on the same road trip, we stayed at a motel that had blood stains on the the pillows. (We had a dog with us, so certain hotels were off-limits to us.) Conclusion: a tie between Indiana and that horrible motel.
3. What would be your dream vacation?
A trip to Hawaii with my family and friends. Or a trip to Scotland with family and friends.
4. If you could go on a road-trip with anyone, who would it be and why?
When I was in college, I spent a semester in Los Angeles as a record-company intern. There were about 40 of us out there and a group of about 15 who would take road trips together. It was so much fun to road-trip with a large group - so I would have to say that I would love to road trip with a ton of my friends.
5. What are your plans for this weekend?
I have a party tonight, no plans for tomorrow and probably snowboarding on Sunday.