Sunday, October 29, 2006

Thanksgiving is Looking Up

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

Old People Suck

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

Movie Review

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.
Another Great Notre Dame Moment

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!!
The Big Day

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

Things that Annoy Me

Maybe other people don't do this, but when I say something like "oh I have to go over to " I tend to point or gesture in some random direction. Well, the new lady in my office will say "that's not the direction that that is. It's that way." I don't care. I'm not really pointing to the place. I'm just pointing away from here.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Big Confirmation that Hersheypark is Run by Idiots

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.

The much anticipated hip new online magazine Fetch has been launched. It was created and is contributed to by many of my ND friends. Doesn't all that ambition just make you sick sometimes? But its really great so go check it out!!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Things that Annoy Me

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.


Reports from Akron, OH and South Bend, IN. It snowed yesterday. HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Help My Fashion Impaired Coworkers

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

What a Good Day!!

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.
My Magical Shopping Trip

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

Search for a Good Cause

Next time your going to go google something go to 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

Two Otters

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

Moving Day

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 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

Things that Annoy Me

When I'm so worn out from work, that I don't have any creative/funny/witty things to post on my blog.