Monday, March 26, 2007

Thank you Meghann

Thanks Megs for having a really fun bachlorette party over the weekend!!
Her idea was for everyone to wear an old bridesmaid dress or a prom dress.
It was quite fun (and I didn't have to worry about buying a new outfit).

What I learned over the weekend

Instead of introducing yourself to other girls, just start talking to them.
If you aren't sure you know them or they know you, it will be apparent
in the first 30 seconds of conversation. If they don't know you, they
will most likey introduce themselves and then you can do the same.
I always pride myself on going up to people and saying hello and
introducing myself. This backfires sometimes and on Saturday
it backfired on me twice.

Me: "Hi, I'm een."
Her: "Uh, yeah, we met at the bar a few years ago." Followed by eye roll.
Me: "Right! Nice to see you again."
Her: Weird smile.

Ok, sorry if I didn't remember your name or if perhaps I was intoxicated
and forget that we met. Stop judging me. I thought I was being polite by
introducing myself. I try to avoid the whisper to the friend "Whatsernameagain?"
by greeting people and saying my name again. Whatever.
Sometimes I wish I was a guy when they congratulate you for being
drunk and not remembering someone. He would probably even buy you a drink.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Berlin Zoo's new Polar Bear

If you read Yahoo! this story is on the front page today.
His name is Knut (pronounced in English "Ca-nute"),
and the Berliners are calling him Cute Knut.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


I saw two personalized license plates yesterday.

This was on a Purple PT Cruiser. Not bad, kinda witty.

What? This was on a red Chevy Venture, which is a really
bad mini van. I tried to speed up to see if it was really Bo
or just his #1 fan in Ohio, but I missed him at the light.

What have you seen lately?

R.I.P. Audrey Raines

We will mourn and miss you Audrey....if you are really dead.....

24 Review...a day late

Ok, here it is:
1) What happened with Logan? Martha? No mention of either.
2) I love Karen Hayes. What an ass kicker. I want her to be President next season.
3) Something fishy about Audrey being dead. Either way, it is sad and Jack is really mad! However, now we can be assured that he is going renegade and opening industrial-sized cans of whoop ass.
4) Nadia is not a terrorist. It is just too obvious. Although now I don't really trust Milo.
5) Dying to know what happened in Denver! What secret is Ricky Schroeder harboring?
6) Where is Philip Bauer?
7) That drone was a little cheesy looking. It looked like a remote control toy.

Friday, March 16, 2007

One of the best websites ever

PLEASE go to when you are bored.

It is a site dedicated to making fun of celebrities and the writing

is totally hilarious. Take, for example, this picutre to the left. The

caption is:

"Ashley Olsen might be Axl Rose." Priceless!

My Blog Inspiration

As long as we are on the topic of name generators:

My friend, Meriadoc Brandybuck.

What is your Irish Name?

Thanks Turtle Parade, I officially "copied" you:

Your Irish Name Is...
Fidelma Browne

Do this, it is fun.

Irish Joke

This is one of my favorite jokes ever, so I hope it doesn't lose a lot in the written form:

Sean is a young man in Ireland attending Sunday Mass and also going to confession. Sean sits down in the confessional and says to the priest,
(irish accent),
"Oy, Bless me Father, I have sinned."
"Sean, my son, what is your sin?"
"Father I have been with a loose woman."
"Faith and Begora Sean, who was the woman?"
"Father, I cannot tell you."
"Was it Colleen O'Riley?"
"No Father."
"Was it Fional McFly?"
"No Father."
"Was it Bridget Shaughsseny?"
"No Father."
"Sean, I see that you're not going to tell me who the woman was, but
you have sinned and for that you must atone. Say 12 Hail Marys and
I don't want to see you in my church for 3 weeks."
Sean goes back to the pew and his friend Colin slides over.
"Oy, Sean, what happened?"
"Oy, I got 3 weeks vacation and 3 good leads!"

Happy Almost St. Patrick's Day

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Ides of March

Today is the Ides of March.
Remember that?
For a history/literature review, click here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Walk of Shame

We all know what this is. If not, click here for the Wikipedia definition (even if you know, you should read this because it is amusing). Well, I had to do the WOS sort of on Monday at the gym. I usually do Pilates and Turbokick on Mondays, but I actually forgot my tennis shoes that day. I don't need shoes for pilates and had my spin shoes with me, so I just took spin. Crisis averted! Well, when I got done with spin I went to change and realized that I had no shoes to wear out to the parking lot (spin shoes have metal clips on them and I wouldn't want to walk through the parking lot with them). S0, I did what I had to...put on my black heels from work and proudly strutted out of the locker room. White socks and black slingback heels...classy.

March Madness

Is everyone getting in on the NCAA Tournament Brackets?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Office

I just have to complain for a minute. Right now, I have my socks and shoes off, my pant legs and sleeves rolled up because it is so hot in the office; I'm talkin' about 81 degrees. It is hot in here all winter but as soon as summer comes, it is freezing. I can never wear seasonally-appropriate clothing. My armpits are really sweaty too.

Holy cow!

Finally! The return of Aaron Pierce!
Here are my thoughts abut last night:
1) I just KNEW Aaron and Martha would end up together. I am sad that their life together is ruined now.
2) Martha is great for the show. She is psycho but I do not blame her, Logan is terrible. She really took matters into her own hands there. I yelled out loud.
3) How is Wayne Palmer? I am not worried that he is going to die. No way.
4) The VP is a scary creep and is totally lying to the Ambassador. Who is his blonde sidekick?
5) Jack is in deep crap at the Russian Consulate. I wonder if Markov is really dead. He is an excellent villain.
6) Back to Aaron Pierce...he lost some weight but still hates Logan.
7) I can't take Ricky Schroeder seriously. Milo HATES him and I can't wait to figure out why.
8) There were come CLASSIC Chloe faces and comments. She is great.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Jamie and Ross in Colorado

Here is my sister and my cousin in Colorado last week.

My sister lives in Denver and Ross was visiting.

How cool is Colorado?

Socks that are too tight are annoying

Does anyone else have this issue? I usually wear the trouser-type sock to work because I usually wear heels. Those damn socks have a really tight, restrictive band that might not be healthy. You will never see me tugging up a pair of trouser socks, but you might see me getting a pair of scissors out to cut them to help my toes turn back to normal color. Yesterday at the gym, the spinning instructor even commented on my intense sock mark. I slyly retorted: "That is what happens when you work out like a maniac; your socks get too tight."

I chickened out

I had full intentions of getting my hair cut short yesterday (not Fred Savage short, more like Carrie season 4 Satc short or Oprah short). I had an old picture of when my hair was short and polled friends and co-workers. The results were 50/50. I left work and even had in my mind that I was going to get 10 inches cut off to donate to Locks of Love (I printed out the webpage to make it official).

So I get to the salon, and my stylist Brighton, who is great, says,
"Ok just a trim today?"
I say, "No, actually I want to cut off 10 inches."
Brighton: "NO! You can't do that!"
Me: "Thank God! I didn't want to anyway!"

Why is it that we cannot let go of hair? It seems really stupid, but if you think about it, long hair is the result of about 3-4 years of work. I couldn't let it all go down the drain just because I was feeling a little dramatic and reckless. I settled for getting 3 inches cut off.

New Colors

Like the new colors?

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Mapquest Conspiracy

Mapquest is just a front for a reality tv show that will come out next year. Here is how they do it: When you look something up, "big brother" knows where you are and what car you drive. Since the car manufacturers are in on this, every car has a video or audio recorder in the car. You drive to the location, carefully paying attention to Mapquest's directions, and guess what, YOU DON'T GET TO THE RIGHT SPOT. Mapquest is recording it and just laughing their heads off at people's confusion/frustration/lost-ness (I know that is not a word). I have experienced several instances of this and today came across someone else who did too. These two guys were wandering around the SeaGate Centre (downtown) so I asked if they were looking for something. "Engineering," he replied. He had some of those devilish Mapquest directions in his hands. I directed him to UT Main Campus, but not without looking at the paper. Mapquest did it to him too.

Movies I want to see

Epic war films are great.
If the plotline is crappy, visual effects usually make up for it.
Mark Wahlberg and guns.
Karl Urban (Eomer from LOTR) as a Viking.
Blades of Glory
Will Ferrell and Jon Heder in tights. Simply stunning.
The Last Mimzy
The title is kind of dumb, but Dwight from The Office is in it
and it is sci-fi.
The Reaping
Hilliary Swank is usually in good thriller movies, and this one is
about plagues. Looks scary (but not scary like I-won't-be-able-to-
sleep-for-a-year scary).

Saturday March 10 - Battery

Battery, the Metallica Cover Band, is playing this Saturday at Gators.

I saw them in December and they were great, long hair and everything.

Denethor is Markov

I guess it had to happen sooner or later this season.
Jack takes matters into his own hands and becomes
a renegade bad ass. I love it.
My thoughts:
1) Did anyone notice that Markov is Denethor? I put an image here in case you couldn't picture him, but that nose and evil glare gave it away.
2) Jack speaks Russian? Is there anything he can't do?
3) Go Tom Lennox! That was great when he turned Reed in.
4) The Vice President is a shadeball. That is his official title.
5) The finger clipping off was pretty gross...but awesome.
6) Where is Phillip Bauer?
7) Next episode....AARON PIERCE returns! Yes! Martha Logan, too. I love her.