Saturday, December 30, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Has anyone else noticed that days in the calendar keep moving earlier? Here's my example: people are putting up Christmas decorations at Halloween, sending out Christmas cards at Thanksgiving and now stores are having after Christmas sales the week before Christmas!! I feel like I need to get some Valentine's already just to keep pace.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Today I took Kerri to see Gettysburg. I had last seen Gettysburg approximately 11 years ago. After today, I'm good for another 11 years at least. Battlefields are definitely not my thing. I don't care who flanked who and who's artillery was lined up on which ridge. It's all a bunch of fields and hills with stone monuments. I know that Lee was Confederate and Meade was Union but the rest I have no idea. In the end the Union kicked Confederate ass.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Kerri was supposed to get in last night at 9:30 pm, but instead ending up arriving at 12:23 am. When we paid the parking attendant at the garage he said "Have a good morning" and I groaned. Although, my friend Amanda says its me and not the airlines. Whenever someone is coming a distance to visit me (no matter where I'm living) they seem to have some difficulty. And it's not just plane trouble, but this also includes car trouble and train trouble...go figure.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
So last week, my boss denied a coworker's vacation time for next week unless she scheduled 15 recruitments in January (a complete insane and undoable request), and she actually loses those vacation days if she doesn't get to use them. I wasn't that worried because her areas are kind of a mess. I have a vacation request in for January (when I'm going to Hawaii). I turned it in in October, but it hasn't been approved yet and now today I was told that I need more recruitments in January...it wasn't mentioned whether or not this had a direct relation to my vacation being approved or not, but it kinda sucks ass. I asked when exactly I was supposed to schedule these since I'm gone the entire third week, busy the second week and it would not be possible the first week. I was told to schedule them while I'm on vacation and have one of my coworkers cover it....they're going to love that. So if I can pull this off, it will be unbelievable and I should be considered a goddess at the office...should be, but won't.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Did you ever feel like you could use another weekend after your weekend? That's how I feel right now. This weekend was my prepare for Kerri's visit/Christmas weekend. It was filled with cleaning and baking, but I got most everything that I had planned to do done. My bedroom still looks like a train wreck, but hopefully I'll get to that before Kerri gets here, but if not...well, that's one of the reasons I have a door on my bedroom. I'm exhausted!! How am I ever going to make it through work this week??
Friday, December 08, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Tonight for a Christmas party, I had to bring a gift for a gift exchange. You know the type. Bring a $5-$7 gift for a gift exchange game. Except this time there was a catch...it had to be outdoor/nature themed. Great ::said sarcastically:: So I brought a solid chocolate tree because who doesn't like chocolate. I get back...a compass. Don't get me wrong, it's a really nice compass. It has a carabineer that you can attach it to stuff and a pocket knife in the end of it, but when the hell am I going to use a compass?
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
I think I've cooked more in this past week than I have the entire year.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Doctors who go to the gym and talk on their cell phones while riding the bikes. As if that wasn't bad enough, he also referred to how "knocking off" an infant was worse than "knocking off" an 85 year old geezer. There's was also some discussion about how bad non-US born doctors are, but I didn't get that whole conversation. Can we be a little more unprofessional?
Friday, December 01, 2006
My friend Kerri is coming to visit me in two weeks. I'm really excited. Kerri was a cashier at the Hall of Fame. Last weekend she called me and said "hey what are you doing the weekend before Christmas? I want to come visit." I'm like "sure, sounds great"...because realistically everyone says they're coming to visit and no one does and since Kerri is in South Bend, there was no shot of her coming. Right?
Yesterday, she called and said "I have my plane tickets and will be in Harrisburg on Dec. 14th" Now I'm really stressed out about it because if you haven't heard yet I have 6 Christmas parties to attend in the next two weeks and am supposed to bring something to every one of them (like the party on Sunday that I need to bring 6 dozen cookies and an appetizer to). Because of this my apartment is a disaster. I have groceries in different piles by what recipe I'm using them for all over my living room. Not to mention when am I going to have time to buy/make/wrap the presents I bought for Christmas. AND when am I going to research all the cool places that Kerri and I are going to go. AND laundry/dishes/cleaning/eating/sleeping/watching Prison Break/annoying Danielle/working. Luckily I am not decorating this year. The old people in the neighborhood do enough of that for all of us.
ok, deep breath, I'm ok now...did I mention since I got off the hook for cooking Thanksgiving, I've now been assigned New Years.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
ABC's coverage of college football stinks. And I'm not just in a bad mood because ND lost. Seriously, how many poor camera angles can we get. Not to mention missing a complete play because we're showing the coaches sitting in the press box. Can somebody please turn the volume on the crowd noise down a little bit? We can't even hear the announcers. Not that I particularly want to hear the stupid comments they're making, but if I hear the USC song one more time I'm going to go postal.
Friday, November 24, 2006
I apologize if you are one of these people. Today at the mall I noticed a lot of women wearing 4 inch heels. I don't understand that. My feet hurt enough and I had sneakers on. I've never had a pair of high heels comfortable enough that I'd have wanted to wear them to the mall. I don't get it. I know you want to look good at the mall, but then when you can't walk the next day, it's your own fault.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
My Parents' Anniversary
My parents drive to Pennsylvania on Tuesday and their anniversary is on Wednesday. My grandma is having a little surprise anniversary get together on Tuesday night. This is what I got them. It's a slate wall hanging and Amanda's mom painted it. I like it.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Yesterday on my drive up to State College, I nearly crashed the car when Danielle pointed out a double rainbow. This picture is from a local news station, not one I took while driving. Danielle also said that you could see the rainbow arch over to the other side which I have never seen. I couldn't see the arch because of the car roof. It was one of the coolest things I've seen. Also, I didn't realize until I read about it later that the colors in the double rainbow are reversed.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
This girl in my office just got engaged. She hasn't picked a date yet, but already knows the color for her wedding. Are you ready? Burnt orange. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I've never been to a burnt orange wedding. Do they even make bridesmaid dresses in burnt orange?
Monday, November 13, 2006
I went to see Saw III on Saturday which could quite possibly be the grossest movie I've ever seen. Though, I really didn't see most of it since I either a) had my eyes closed, b) had my eyes covered with my hands or c) was looking at Danielle and laughing while she tried to cover both her eyes and ears with her hands. Though I did happen to mistakenly look at some wrong times (when the guys arms were being twisted off his body). So I think I saw enough to say, it was horribly disgustingly gross. Since I saw the first two and fully knew what to expect, I can only blame myself. Can't wait for Saw IV!!
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Last night was my scary movie sleepover with my cousins, Molly and Aubrey. (Sandi was unfortunately sick). As you can see, Molly went a little overboard with her ice cream sundae. We watched several scary movies. When A Stranger Calls was probably the scariest, but the one that seemed to cause the most nightmares was The Village (as Aubrey woke me up 4 times during the night/very early morning)!
Thursday, November 09, 2006
I'm Watching the Notre Dame Game on Saturday, Are You?
Yes, the crisis has been averted. Thanks to my lovely friend Amanda who has Direct TV and recently agreed to go halves with me to get the Sport Package for a month (including CSTV), I will be watching the Notre Dame game and it will only have cost me $5.50. WOOHOO!!!
Apparently there is mass hysteria in South Bend over the fact that the Notre Dame game isn't nationally televised.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
My Christmas Party at work is really causing me to think too much. First, I was asked to submit a "secret" about myself that is something no one else at the office would be able to guess. It's for some stupid game. Still haven't submitted that.
Now they've requested that we donate a "unique item or craft" for a silent auction. And I'm going to bring what exactly?
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Girl's Night Out
Tomorrow is my first major event at my new job. It's called "Girl's Night Out" and its for elementary school girls. The pictures are of two of the crafts that I created for the event. The stuff in the jar is peppermint scented bath salts and the other thing is a Thanksgiving card.
I had a dream last night about the event. I locked all my supplies in a room and had to do the program with like 30 kids running around. So i'm not sure what that means.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
This morning when I spoke to my mom, I decided to ask exactly what I should get since I was expected to cook Thanksgiving dinner. My mom responded "oh, didn't I tell you, we made reservations at the Hotel Hershey." Yes, thank you God!! Then when I talked to my dad, he told me to make a reservation for Saturday at the Hershey Spa. Yes, I am totally spoiled!!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
For those of you who don't know, I live in an apartment complex with mostly old people (except for the crazy family that lives beside me). It's good most of the time. They're quiet and leave me cute little baked goods.
Tonight was Trick or Treat Night, and I wasn't sure how many kids I was going to get. Obviously there aren't many in my complex, but there are always kids wandering in the neighborhood around where I live. If I was a kid, I'd go trick or treating at an apartment complex. Doors really close together were always good. I thought I'd get a least a few...unless of course the old people around me don't turn on their porch lights which is exactly what happened. I've had two kids so far and that's two more than I expected to have. Looks like I'm going to have a lot of Laffy Taffy to enjoy!
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
I just got back from seeing Marie Antoinette. I was disappointed. Being a former French major, and having visited Versailles, I have a working knowledge of Marie and Louis. The lack of substance and content was what disappointed me most. I expected to be interested with more information about her, but it was just continuous demonstrations of her frivolity and her dysfunctional marriage. The content it did have, I've found out is mostly historically inaccurate so a lot of it leaves you wondering, did that really happen?
If you don't really know anything about French history or Marie Antoinette, I might go see it just to have an idea of what she was all about. But if you already know something, and what a more in depth look into her life, you aren't going to get it here.
Monday, October 23, 2006
My New Scarf
Look at my pretty new scarf that Danielle's mommy made me. (Yes, that's the same Danielle that still owes me a door bell). It's Notre Dame colors!!
Sometimes I think our parents wish they could switch kids. I mean her mom makes me a pretty new scarf and my mom once referred to her as "the daughter we never had"...and that makes me what?
Has anyone else been watching House of Carters on E? That makes any dysfunctional family look good. I mean in the first episode there was excessive drinking and a fist fight!! Must see TV.
Well, we had another great Notre Dame moment to add to our history books. No I'm not talking about the come from behind win. I'm talking about Paul Hornung's pants falling down during the pep rally. Classic. Ranks right up there with the Irish guard being passed out on the sidelines and the squirrel scoring a touchdown during the BC game.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
The Meal Ordeal
My friend Meredith had heard about this mock service going on at a TGIFridays that is getting ready to open in our area. The food was free; they just requested a $5 donation to a charity. We decided to go because hey, a meal for $5 sounds great! We didn't know there would be so many rules. When we arrived, we were given a menu and told that some of the pages had been removed. (Different menus had different pages) Unfortunately, we didn't have the steak page. Our pages were appetizers, chicken/pasta, salads, and burgers/sandwiches. We saw the table beside us eating steak which is how we know that different menus had different pages. We were only given one menu for the two of us. We also were told that we had to order from different categories. Example: if Meredith ordered from the pasta section, then I couldn't order something from the pasta section as well. Also, we get either an appetizer to split or a dessert to split. Ok, fine, we can handle that. We look at the desserts and nothing is really appealing so we go for the appetizer except the appetizer we picked could only be served to tables of three or more people...go figure. Then I had to order my entree three times before I hit something that they weren't out of. The picture is what I had. After we were eating, we had an idea on how to beat the system. If you ever go to one of these things, see if they let you order soup or a side salad (the lady beside us had a side salad) and go for the dessert!!
Well, I had my cavities filled yesterday and it wasn't nearly as bad as everyone made it out to be. Especially my mom to made it sound like the worst experience ever. Isn't that against a mom rule? Aren't mom's supposed to say "oh, it's not that bad"? Not my mom. I have to go back today though because part of the filling chipped off when I flossed this morning.
I also had to cancel a meeting I had scheduled for yesterday with a mother of a girl with Down's Syndrome because I didn't want something reminiscent of that Seinfeld episode where they think Kramer is mentally challenged after he goes to the dentist. I didn't want the mother to think that I was making fun of her daughter.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Maybe other people don't do this, but when I say something like "oh I have to go over to
Sunday, October 15, 2006
When I worked at Hersheypark, even as a 15 year old, I was convinced that the management had no idea what they were doing. On more than one occasion I had to bring to my supervisor's attention that I would in fact be breaking child labor laws if I were to work my assigned schedule.
Yesterday, with free tickets from Danielle (who still possibly owes me a new doorbell), I took three of my cousins to Hersheypark in the Dark. All the rides except for water rides were open and some food stands were open and some weren't. However, with temperatures in the mid 40's every single Dippin' Dots stand was open. Most manned by two people. For any of you that have been under a rock for the past 10 years and don't know what Dippin' Dots is, it's the ice cream of the future. What are they thinking? Wasted man power? Affirmative. Managed by morons? Yes.
Friday, October 13, 2006
When my doorbell rings at 4:30 in the morning and no one is there!
I have one of those cheap plug in doorbells from Wal-mart because my neighbor's door is right beside mine and whenever someone is knocking at their door it sounds like my door.
Lately, the doorbell has been on the fritz and has at least three times rung at various points throughout the day. There could be a couple of reasons.
1) The battery is dying.
2) The stupid kids beside me are being stupid. Though I don't think so, cause there's really no where to hide once you would ring the bell.
3) The signal is being interfered with in some way.
4) It is posessed by the spirit of someone I have wronged.
5) Danielle broke it from ringing it multiple times everytime she comes and should buy me a new one.
Also, if you are the 215 number that keeps calling me at 9:15 every morning (I see you on caller id), I'm at work.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
At my old job, everyone was very fashionable. They switched purses daily to match their outfits, wore cute strappy shoes, sleek suits, and shopped at places like Banana and Anne Taylor. Because of the need to keep up, I bought all these cute business-like clothing. Now my coworkers wear comfortable sweaters with deer on them. When they do choose to dress up, they wear turquoise suits with large black buttons on the jackets and shoulder pads from the 80's. About a month ago, I switched to my fall purse and got the "wow, how many purses do you have?" Today, I wore a khaki linen skirt, brown Timberland loafers, and a olive cotton scoop neck shirt and got the "Why are you so dressed up?" DRESSED UP? What is wrong with these people? I have all these cute young professional type clothes that are screaming to get out of my closet. I think I might have to start dressing up on the weekends to go to the mall and things.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Ok, so this is going to be a little bit of a sappy post. After my shopping happiness this afternoon, my day only got better. I was supposed to meet an old friend for dinner. I was a little nervous about it. Let me give you a little background why. I have been friends with this person since kindergarten and even though we weren't in the same crowd in high school, we were still friends. Then before I went to college something happened. I had plans with her to go somewhere the day before I was to go to college and I don't know what happened, but she ditched me. It really hurt and I didn't talk to her after that. I e-mailed her a couple of times to say I'd be home for break and to call me, but she never did. She recently e-mailed me and wanted to get back together. I wasn't sure about it, but decided to give her another chance. It was great. It was just like old times.
Today I had off and decided to do some window shopping at the mall. I haven't really gone shopping for a while because I'm now on a budget and not sponging off of my parents. I just avoid stores all together because I have a shopping disease and actually get a high from sales. Well, my window shopping plans went out the window when one of my favorite clothing stores was having a moving sale and everything was take 50% of the lowest price. I was trying to be as critical of my clothing choices, but still was staring down a $120 bill. I'm standing at the register holding my credit feeling sick in my stomach about the money I'm spending on cute clothes that I probably don't need when the total pops up. $59.37...excuse me? I still don't know what happened. Somehow it was like 50 % off and then another 50% off of that. Either way it made my day!!
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Next time your going to go google something go to www.goodsearch.com instead. Type in a charity of your choice and they get money for every search that you do. If you don't have a charity, feel free to put in Hemlock Girl Scout Council, which is where I learned about goodsearch!!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Nothing much has happened this week, so this is actually a throw back story to last week. I was at a Girl Scout camporee last weekend where the theme was pioneers and Indians. There was an American Indian there named Two Otters. One of the leaders was asking him about all his necklaces that he had on. He was telling her but skipped one of the necklaces. The following is the ensuing conversation.
Leader: What's the necklace with the two bones on it?
Two Otters: Well, my name is Two Otters and those are bones from two otters...actually they're their penis bones.
Leader: I guess you're glad your name isn't Two Whales
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Today at work, we had to move around everybody's desk and it was a total bucket of hell. If I hear one more person say "but I want my desk to face that way" or "I need my computer on my right" I'm going to scream. Did you ever hear the saying "too many cooks in the kitchen"? That's what we had...seven strong willed women who all know exactly how they envision this office. It reminded me of sophomore year in college when we were told it wasn't possible to fit all three desks and all three wardrobes in the same room as our loft. Good thing we didn't listen. They were wrong.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
I'm hosting a scary movie sleepover party for Halloween for my 11 year old cousins. I'm looking for some ideas for scary movies that are scary, but won't scare you too much, so they feel like they're watching hard core scary movies, but then I'm not up all night with scared girls. Like Anaconda is scary but when are they going to be swimming in the Amazon? Any other ideas?
Sunday, September 24, 2006
I've already taken and cropped the pictures, so I might as well finish this post.
A potato masher...I'm not sure where exactly this came from or why I even have it
A pepper mill...I don't really like pepper. But I like pepper mills.
Spices...I've used other spices on this spice rack. Just not those four (parsley flakes, rosemary, sesame seed, & thyme).
Toaster and Toaster Oven...Related items. I don't really eat much toast and I'm not really sure what the purpose of a toaster oven is.
Things That I've never used
I've been in my apartment almost 4 months and I've come to realize there are certain things that for some reason I had to have when I moved in, but have yet to be used. Here's a quick tour of them.
Any of these dishes...hence why they are on the highest possible shelf in my kitchen
The fire extinguisher...I guess that's a good thing. It came with the apartment
The ironing board...I don't really have a job that requires clothing that needs ironing. The one time I did iron something...I didn't use the board.
My kitchen table...when used is defined as sitting at and doing something there such as eating not when defined as sitting stuff on it.
This lamp...when used is defined as actually turning it on. It's on the floor because I don't have a cute table to put it on yet.
My martini glasses...really such a shame
There's more, but I'm having problems with my computer and want to post these before I lose anything...any bets on how much longer it will take me to use these?
What a Night!
Last night started at the Middletown Autumn Festival Sponsored by Three Mile Island. I'm not kidding. I guess if you almost totally annhilate your town, it's only right to shell out a couple of bucks to sponsor an autumn festival. We were there to see the band Holis...a favorite of my friend Amanda's and I went to high school with the lead singer. While watching the band, we played the ever popular "Didn't we go to school with that person? Isn't her name something like Tiffany?"
Then we decided to go to a bar to watch the game, so that we could watch several games at once. What an unbelievable comeback!! I almost had to throw down with some white trash Penn State fan, but luckily he left before any altercation could occur. Other highlights of the evening: people dressed as pirates in the bar, Boston College (aka Fredo) losing to unranked NC State, and a TV not landing on my friend's head.
Did anyone else love how they made someone report on Joe Paterno going to the bathroom in the middle of the game? Did anyone else think Penn State played better while he was gone?
Friday, September 22, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Was anyone else a little disappointed with the first episode of ER? I kinda wish they would've surprisingly killed off someone. I was just waiting for Luca to keel over or for Sam to be shot by her psycho ex-husband or for Abbey to bite it on the operating table...but no, everyone had to live happily ever after, more or less.
I was actually going to post pictures, but I'm too embarrassed.
Let's go back to two weeks ago. Two weeks ago I was getting ready to go to Notre Dame. I was working on getting everything ready at work, so that I could leave. Hence, my apartment suffered. I used up my last bread and milk and cereal and clean clothes. I also didn't really open up any of my mail except important bills.
I went to South Bend and was sent back to PA with the missing box of stuff along with some various other items for Christmas and whatnot. Upon returning to PA, I immediately got a horrendous cold which seemed to linger for the entire week making me really tired and icky and not wanting to clean.
Last Saturday, I went to State College so that was a waste of a day. Sunday, I spent the whole day in my pajamas. I managed to do some laundry and cook a meal and hang some pictures that came from Indiana and take a nap (during which the Eagles managed to go from up by 17 to a tie game all in the 4th quarter).
This week, I've had plans every night. By the way, I work all this weekend, so there is no relief in sight.
An example of the mess...my suitcase from Indiana is still sitting packed with dirty clothes in my living room. I don't really care either...it's not like anyone ever comes over.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
People who say "I don't want to complain but..." or "I don't want to cause trouble but.." or "I don't want to be one of those people but..." and then follow it up with some whiney complaint. If you don't want to be one of those people, then get over whatever your stupid hangup is and don't complain to me!
Sunday, September 17, 2006
While waiting in a very long line for a porta potty, I came up with an invention and Danielle agreed that it would be a good idea. People would go into the porta potty and apparently thought that was like their own private time and six hours later would emerge while 20 people fresh from tailgating held their breath. I've decided that you need timed porta potties. You have a minute and a half (this time is subject to change based on study as to what is actually a resonable amount of time.) At a minute and 15 seconds, you receive a beep warning. When the full time is up, the door flings open.
Yesterday, I was at a tailgate party at Happy Valley. Everyone was grabbing food, throwing football, drinking beer -- the usual tailgate party stuff. One guy there, when his hotdog was done grabbed some liquid soap and a bottle of water and washed his hands. My question is - is this allowed or does it break a man law? Washing hands makes sense but just seemed really strange.
I also have to say that the Youngstown State Penguin Mascots have to be the cutest thing I ever saw. There is a boy and a girl penguin and their real fat and fuzzy and waddle around the sidelines.
My VCR worked, but I'm not going to watch the game because it will just make me mad and in fact, I'm going to just pretend ND didn't play this week. Though I can make a pretty good case for The Pink Shoe being banned from Notre Dame Stadium because she has bad karma.
Friday, September 15, 2006
To: My VCR
From: J Sto
Date: September 15, 2006
Subject: Being a Piece of Shit
I find it necessary to inform you that being a piece of shit tomorrow is absolutely unacceptable. As you probably already know, I will be away tomorrow at the Penn State game and you have been assigned a very important task...namely taping the Notre Dame/Michigan game for my future viewing.
In the past, we have had our difficulties. You seem to have the ability to tape random shows such as episodes of Survivor for my parents, but when called upon to step up and tape things such as the season finale of ER, you are unable to perform.
I have the upmost respect and confidence in you, but cannot stress enough the importance of this game. Should you fail to complete the assigned task to your full ability, please know that I may need to take action, more specifically, purchasing TiVo. This is not meant to be a threat, but simply meant to inform you of the consequences.
cc:// the Blogosphere
Thursday, September 14, 2006
This Saturday, I'm going up to State College (the den of the enemy) to see the Penn State vs. Youngstown State game. No one could really figure out what Youngstown State's mascot was. "Some type of bird I think," was my dad's answer. Well, they're the penguins. I know I'm supposed to be routing for Penn State since we played them and it will strengthen our schedule blah, blah, blah, but wouldn't it be great to be in Pennsylvania and see all hell break loose when precious Joe Pa loses to the Youngstown State Penguins the week after being slaughtered by Notre Dame. Seriously, wouldn't that be great!
For the longest time, I never had a reocurring dream. Then about two years or so ago, I started having one. I had it again last night so I must be stressed about work or something because that's the only time I have it. Give me your thoughts.
In my dream, I'm sitting on my futon in my dorm room fall semester of senior year. I'm looking through my book bag and I see a red Business Statistics book and suddenly I realize that I haven't been going to that class. I think I went once, but then for some reason I just forgot to go. I start panicking and thinking "Can I still drop this class so it won't affect my GPA?" "I'm certainly going to fail, but I need this class to graduate, do they even offer it spring semester?" "Where is that class even held and why haven't I been going?" Last night was a double whammy because I also realized I hadn't been going to my "Music Around the World" class...which doesn't even really exist...but usually I don't dream that part.
I always wake up in a panic until about 5 minutes later I realize I already finished college. My aunt, uncle and mom all have similar dreams. Anyone else?
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
My gym just put in a cardio movie room. It's a room that has a big movie screen in front and bikes, treadmills, and ellipticals. So far I've watched Poseidon and War of the Worlds in there. It's great because you can bike and bike and bike and because you want to see what happens next in the movie you don't even think about it. The only bad part is when you get off the bike after like two hours and you can't make it up the steps of your apartment.
Do you think they'd kick me out if I bring popcorn and just start sitting on the bikes without pedaling?
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
When I saw my parents this weekend, I asked them what their plans are for Thanksgiving...meaning are they staying in Indiana/do they want me to come to Indiana or are they coming to Pennsylvania or are they going to be in Vegas/Aruba/California? My mom said she didn't know and would have to talk to my dad.
Last night my mom called and said they would love to come to my apartment for Thanksgiving...I'm sorry, what was that? At first, I thought she was kidding because my parents do stupid shit like that to me all the time...but no, she wasn't.
Unless they want Chef Boyardee Raviolis and slice and bake cookies for Thanksgiving, I'm going to have to think about this. If anyone has any ideas on how to knock their socks off, please let me know.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
1). Cruise control is really ok. I used to not like cruise control on my car...it's a control thing, but my foot was bothering me on the drive home, so I started using it and I think I like it.
2). Not only does the clock on O'Shag have hands on it, but it is working and displays the correct time.
3). I like blowouts (of course if its my team winning). I don't like close games. I've experienced too many close calls. I like to watch Notre Dame annhilate the other team.
4). John Carlson does not get enough credit for his hotness. I noticed how cute he was with his blond curls during the player's walk from the basilica. It's a shame he's in the shadow of Brady and Samardzija.
5). Next week instead of watching ND take on Michigan, I will be at the Penn State/Youngstown State game...maybe they'll have better luck with them. HA
Saturday, September 09, 2006
I've come to the conclusion that bunk beds scare the piss out of me. This weekend at my parent's house Danielle and I were booked in the bunk bed room. For those of you that are unfamiliar with my parents house on football weekends, we have several bedrooms and when you arrive you are automatically assigned to a room.
I'm on the lower bunk. Sure, I was in bunk beds my junior year of college, but that was the upper bunk. And the upper bunk scared me for a while (fear of rolling out, etc.), but once I fell off trying to get out of the upper bunk, it really wasn't that big of a deal.
The lower bunk scares me more. I'm scared the upper bunk and Danielle will come crashing down on me in the middle of the night. First of all the posts from the upper bunk that aren't exactly lined up with the lower bunk's bed posts that it is sitting on top of, so everytime Danielle climbs up, i'm scared its going to slip off and the whole bed will fall on me.
Second, there are just wooden planks under the upper bunk holding the mattress and Danielle on the upper bunk. One of these wooden planks, I have convinced myself is cracked and unusually bowed, so I think its going to snap in the middle of the night and i'll be in the middle of a mattress sandwich.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
I've been so busy getting stuff ready at home and at the office that nothing really worthy of blogging has happened.
Today is the big drive to Indiana. I asked my neighbor to pick up my paper on Sunday, so that it isn't sitting out there all day. When I left this morning from my apartment, I found a little goodie bag from her on my door. How cute is that!!
It's official. She's adopted me as a granddaughter.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Has anyone else seen that Don't Drink and Drive commercial where there's people being pulled over by the cops and their car is filled with beer, or wine, or what I'm assuming is a martini and the guy is eating the olives out of it?
If this was feasible and legal, I'd like to drive around in a tequila sunrise with orange slices floating in it because not only would it taste and smell good, but it would be pretty too!
1) Can we please recruit a kicker? I mean I don't want to be holding my breath every time we go for a 30 yard kick. DJ used to be ok, but still he missed some in some big games...ahem...USC. Doesn't Setta have any eligibility left?
2) Did anyone else see their life flash before their eyes when Darius was laying on the ground and they were feeling around on his shoulder?
3) That was totally Pass Interference.
4) A win is a win. I'll take it...at least we didn't lose to Montana St.
5) Babysitting was easier than I thought. The kids had already eaten, didn't need to be put to bed, and my uncle had bought Fuzzy Navel Wine Coolers just for me because he knows I love them. The kids played video games the entire 5 hours I was there.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Thursday, August 31, 2006
My uncle asked me to babysit Saturday night from 6-11. I said my only stipulation was that I could was that I can watch the Notre Dame/ Georgia Tech game...he said put the kids down in the playroom and watch the game upstairs. He's getting pizza for dinner and paying me $50.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
I have two things that I'm paranoid about related to my car and last night they came head to head.
First, I'm paranoid that I always have a flat tire. I've been in cars twice where we've been driving on a flat tire and didn't know it until some pulled up beside us and told us or we got wherever we were going and oh shit, we've been driving on a flat tire. Every time we told the stories after that people would be like how can you not know? So now whenever my car feels bumpy on a seemingly flat road I think I have a flat tire.
Secondly, I get paranoid that people are following me. When I'm taking back roads and someone is on my tail for a long time, I always start watching them closely thinking that they could be following me. This just stems from being psychotic and watching too many scary movies.
Anyway, last night I dropped my mom and grandma off at like 9 after a long day of shopping. Even though my grandma insisted I should come in for a sandwich and/or a Klondike bar (why do grandma's do stuff like this?) Well at the first red light past my grandma's, this big Dodge Ram was right on my tail. (All I can see in my rearview mirror is the Ram on the front grill, that's how close he was). He stays on my tail every where I go on my very windy and backroads way home and of course I start thinking about where the closest police station is and if I have my cell phone on me. Then at a light, this car full of girls pulls up next to me and signals for me to roll down my window. Of course now, I think I also have a flat tire and I'm going to have to pull over and the Dodge Ram guy is going to take out a hatchet and slaughter me. But they just tell me that my one tail light was out (which it actually wasn't when I got home) and then the Dodge Ram turned the opposite direction a block from my home. And I lived happily ever after. The End
Saturday, August 26, 2006
When the TV paper has a show listed that I really want to watch, but then when you go to the channel at the specified time, so crappy show is on. That really pisses me off.
Another thing that annoys me...not being able to think up a psychotic thought of the week.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
One of my favorite TV shows is Mythbusters and they always do a "Myths Revisited" episode, so I thoughtI'd do blogs revisited.
1) Football Tickets - 3/20/06: I've already sent in my money for the alumni football ticket lottery next year. I would suggest that any idiotic alumni that forgot last year do the same.
2) I Laughed Till I Cried - 6/10/06: I don't really have any updates on this, but I still think its hella funny.
3) Things That Annoy Me - 7/12/06: My neighbors now have 2 cars and take up 4 parking spaces with them.
4) Urban Striptease - 8/6/06: My stripper name is Brandy.
Monday, August 21, 2006
I was having a pretty good weekend until Sunday. I went to a play that my cousin Aubrey was in on Saturday morning. She had 4 lines and was cute and adorable. My grandma took us to Friendly's which is one of my favorite restaurants. Then I went grocery shopping with Danielle, which is always enjoyable trying to decipher her mom's list. (Does "2 cans beets- small" mean small cans or small beets? cause if its small cans why not just buy 1 medium size can?) Then I totally crashed Saturday night which was fine because I needed the sleep.
Sunday started off good. I made a cinnamon pecan roll from one of my Semi-Homemade Cookbooks. Then I started cleaning everything in preparation for my mom's arrival. I even dusted the top of all my hanging pictures and cleaned their glass as well. I was on my way to the gym at 2 when I realized that the meeting for work I thought was at 7 was actually at 1, and I would be an hour and a half late. That kinda sucked.
Friday, August 18, 2006
This is my apology to the Millers. I'm sorry that I got busy with my e-mail and didn't vote for you. I'm sorry that I thought hey, it's not that big of a deal the Millers or All That will probably win anyway. I'm sorry that I let that annoyingly sweet girl Bianca Ryan win the million dollars on America's Got Talent. I'm sorry that she's not even old enough to enjoy merriment and chicanery with the money and her parents will probably make her do something responsible with it like put it in a trust fund...ick! I'm sorry that this will probably cause you two to become estranged because the younger brother will start believing what Piers said and blame the older brother's inability to sing for your loss (not to mention the battle that will ensue over the use of the new car). It's all my fault because I didn't vote for you. And as David Hasselhoff tried to tell me the decision was in my hands. Too bad I didn't listen.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Lunch Bag, the Saga Continues
So to paraphrase the lunch bag situation so far, I bought a really cute purple lunch bag that really looks like a purple purse. My mom (knowing that I needed a lunch bag, but not knowing that I had already bought one) sent me a hideous lime green lunch bag that looks like something I may have used when I was 7 and it was the 80's (see picture). I didn't tell her that I had already gotten one.
My mom is coming in next week and will undoubtedly be snooping around my apartment. Do I a) pretend to happily use the hideous green lunch bag, b) tell her I found the purple one on sale really cheap after she had already given me the green one (a complete lie), c) do my best to hide both lunch bags and hope it never comes up?
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
This psychotic thought of the week is related to my previous post in that I thought of it in the car on the way back from kickboxing. I think most of my psychotic thoughts of the week when I'm in my car. That's what they basically are...just random thoughts I think of in the car and then think, I can't believe I just thought that.
Anyway, if I were suddenly accosted, say in a deserted parking garage somewhere, would my kickboxing skills help me (like my wonderful jab, straight, hook, duck combination) or would they still find my dismembered body in a cornfield in Lancaster County? I think I would probably use my right hook to start out with as I feel that is my strongest punch...then closely followed by a knee to the groin (not learned in the class, but a personal favorite).
Last night I decided to take kickboxing class at my gym and this girl I went to high school with was there. It was weird, and not just the normal weird I usually get when running into people from high school. This girl came to my town in 7th or maybe 8th grade from Russia and barely spoke any English. I still remember sitting on the school bus trying to get the word "snow" across to her. I didn't really talk to her that much in high school, but still said hi and stuff when I saw her in the hall. Well now, she doesn't have any Russian accent at all...in fact, she kinda has a Southern accent, and she talks really fast. It's just weird to me.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Somewhere in between the move from Indiana, my grandmother's house, and my apartment, I lost a box of stuff. In this box, is a mirrored tray, a dresser scarf, a shamrock sun catcher, a green bowl, a Notre Dame candle, a manatee snow globe, a picture of me and my parents, another picture that I'm not sure what is in it, but I know I'm missing the frame, and who knows what else. The list continues to get longer as I realize stuff that is missing.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
I was thinking of all the different competition reality shows on TV. There's competitions for comedians, singers, chefs, boxers, dancers, ice skaters, etc. Well, I've come up with another one. It's a cross between Nip/Tuck and American Idol. It's a competition between plastic surgeons. Think about it...every week they bring out several hideously disfigured/ugly people. Then the surgeons do their work and America votes...I guess the only problem with this is that we'd have to have a show only about once a month in order to give the formerly hideously disfigured/ugly people heal properly....but I'd watch it.
On another note, what is the deal with Maurice Clarett...he's a psychotic thought of the week all by himself.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Do Eggs Go Bad?
Last night I realized that my half dozen carton of eggs says best if used by June XX, 2006. When I moved into my apartment, my mom felt that I needed eggs even though I don't eat eggs except when used for baking. It was just one of those things that you need (milk, eggs, bread). Well, I've used one of the six and now they have "expired" though I really didn't know eggs could expire. Any thoughts?
Sunday, August 06, 2006
My gym offers a class called Urban Striptease. It's held on Friday mornings, but I normally have to work on Fridays...I had off last Friday. I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't for the teacher to tell us to create a "stripper persona" by thinking of a name and deciding whether we were a "good girl" or a "bad girl." I think the teacher is actually a stripper herself.
The class then learned about a minute and a half stripper routine (part of which is on your knees). And during the class such memorable quotes as "Long hair is an asset" and "Give them what they want" (that was as we were supposed to be writhing and sensually rubbing our chests) and "our goal is to make as much money as we can in a minute and a half."
Keep in mind that this classes is open to women of all ages. So of course you had the slutty 20 somethings that could possibly be/have been strippers, but then there's mom-like people there too.
This post is a little delayed because I was chaperoning at this Girl Scout Event at Raystown Lake over the weekend where I was scarred when the leader's decided to dance to "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" (which could possibly be one of the longest songs ever).
Speaking of scarred, my cousins are officially at Milton Hershey school; hopefully safe from further scarring by their messed up family.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Psychotic Thought of the Week
If I was Floyd Landis, and really was innocent and really did only have naturally high levels of testosterone in my system, I'd live in an isolated area under the supervision of scientists (maybe Biosphere 2...maybe not) and then after a month or two come out, be tested and clear my good name and tell all those journalists that doubted me to shove it.
If however, I was Floyd Landis and really had taken steroids and was just making all this stuff up, I would just go into Biosphere 2 for fun, but then not be tested for it afterwards nor would I tell anyone to shove it.
Monday, July 31, 2006
Last evening a received request from a friend to name the 11 classifications of prostitutes that I had learned in my criminology course in college (actually I was requested to name the 8 classifications, but I'm pretty sure there are 11). However, I could only name 9, so if anyone can think of two more let me know. (Did I mention that I loved that class?) Here are the 9 I have:
Street Corner Hooker
Upscale Call Girl
Truck Stop Hooker
I think one of the final two might have something to do with a brothel, but I'm not sure.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Friday, July 28, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
I just found out there was a major problem with a major event at my old job. It seems about 500 tickets were printed with the event time listed as 1:30, but the event actually started at 11:30. A lot of the people had been to the events before and showed up at 11:30, but there were still quite a few that showed up after the event was already over. What makes it even better is that I would have been the one to enter the information into the ticketing system had I still been there.
You know how on Iron Chef America they sometimes take stuff out of the oven and immediately plunge it into an ice bath in order to "stop the cooking process." Well does that work for people too? Like if I'm at the beach and see myself getting burnt, but jump into a big vat of ice water does it stop the cooking process?
Monday, July 24, 2006
Here's part of a conversation with my mom from last night:
Mom: I made porkies last night with ground turkey instead of ground beef. It hardly tasted any different and it's cheaper and healther than beef.
Me: Why are you whispering?
Mom: Because your dad doesn't know and if he finds out, he won't eat it.
Friday, July 21, 2006
What is the percentage of times that I have locked myself out of my apartment after having gone to Border's with Danielle? 100%
What is the percentage of time that I have locked myself out of my apartment after having done anything else, but go to Border's with Danielle? 0%
I see a trend.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
My mom had heard that my old lunch bag was broken and decided to surprise me with a new one. It's lime green and has instructions in Japanese on the tag. I didn't have the heart to tell her that I already had a new really cute purse-like purple lunch bag.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Things that Annoy Me
When you're told for your job that your being assigned to hug puppies and then two days before you're supposed to go they change their mind and send someone else!! Seriously, I was assigned to hug puppies and then they told me no.
Look at that cute puppy. I could be getting paid to play with something like that, but I'm not.
Whenever I go to a sleepover or anything with a group of people sleeping in the same room, I always sleep near the center of the room. That way if a psycho killer happens to come along he will most likely kill/mutilate the first person he comes to. No matter whether he comes in through the window or the door that person will not be me, thus giving me time to wake up and get away.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Friday, July 14, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Before I die, I would really like to sit in a fancy, cloth napkin type restaurant, angrily throw my water in the face of the gentleman sitting across from me and storm out. I think it would be fun and dramatic though I must admit a little cliche.
PS I know I've had a lack of pictures/graphics lately. I have two pictures that I've been trying to post lately but blogger keeps screwing me over.
Monday, July 10, 2006
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Today stopped at a red light I saw a mattress on the front of a mini van. It was kinda on the roof, but on the front part of the roof that sloped. It was being held in place by the driver and passenger holding onto the plastic around the mattress with their arms out the windows of the minivan.
Friday, July 07, 2006
Yesterday was a rough day at work for me. One of my coworkers has a husband seriously ill and will be off work for a couple of weeks (we're not sure exactly how long), so of course all her work gets dumped on me.
I got called in to work yesterday evening at a program called Project Mend. It's basically a girl scout troop at the women's detention center, so the moms can see their daughters and do activities and stuff. Well last night there was a new girl that we weren't sure if she would come because her mother and father don't exactly get along and the father doesn't want the mother to see her kids. She showed up and it was a complete surprise to the mother. There was hugging and kissing and crying. We found out the mom hadn't seen her daughter in almost 2 years and the only reason the dad let her come was because the daughter wanted to be involved in Girl Scouting.
That makes all the crap I had to go through yesterday worthwhile.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Monday, July 03, 2006
I have three and they all happened yesterday.
1) Guys in speedos and flippers that disrupt my calming swim by flailing around like a 5 year old.
2) The remote for my new TV doesn't have a back channel button. What kinda piece of trash TV doesn't have a back channel button? And even more annoying anytime you type in a double digit channel you have to press the _ _ button first or else it only recognizes the first number.
3) I went to Starbuck's yesterday to have my first Iced Caramel Macchiatto in about 3 months. This is very serious for me because before I moved there were 4 Starbucks on my 5 mile drive to work (2 on opposite corners from each other, and one across the street from where I worked) so you can only imagine how many Iced Caramel Macchiatto's I used to have. Well, I was very excited when I discovered a new Starbuck's yesterday, only to then have the girl make my drink incorrectly. I don't know exactly what was wrong with it. It was just wrong. Does Starbuck's have secret shoppers? Because they should.
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Friday, June 30, 2006
Creepy Yoga Guy
Did anyone else see that Law and Order (or another similar show) where the psycho killer guy with the foot fetish was finding his victims in yoga classes cause that's where he could see their bare feet? That's all I could think of when the scary old guy with braces showed up in my yoga class last night.
So if I'm suddenly found brutally murdered, but with a nice pedicure...tell the police to check that guy out.