Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

I did not dress up this year, BUT randomly I kinda look like a boy today so maybe I'll just pretend I did that on purpose.

Most Awesome Halloween Statement:
Modesto, CA residents turned out for the city's annual Ninja Parade, where no ninjas were seen for the 30th year in a row.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

What's On Now?

BurnI watch a lot of TV, I'll freely admit that. I enjoy television and movies (and books too!) mostly I think I like stories and that explains a lot. There are a lot of new shows this season and it is hard to add new things to my already packed schedule but sometimes you just have to make sacrifices for the truly awesome.

What I'm loving:
Pushing Daisies - Narrated by Jim Dale, takes place in a pie shop, and has Kristin Chenoweth so that is three major points right there. It is somehow both darkly comic and incredibly cheerful at the same time. I heard a lot of really great things about this show before watching it but I was still wary, it isn't really at all what I expected but that is a good thing.

Chuck - The premise is dumb. When I say dumb I mean in a bad way. Regular, dorky guy learns state secrets and now people are trying to kill him. Pretty sure I've seen that before. But here it is the execution that really nails it. Plus it stars Jayne, a female spy that kicks major ass, and one of the secrets is who shot down Oceanic Flight 815 so I'm loving it. Thank you Renee, without you saying you liked it I never would have started watching it.

What I'm hoping will get better:
Big Shots - Yeah, it ain't good people. BUT it has Michael Vartan, Christopher Titus, Dylan McDermott, & Joshua Molina. All actors I really enjoy so I beg you, please please please get better.

What I can't wait to return:
Burn Notice - I need my Michael Weston.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Comma Haiku

i hate you comma
you exist to destroy me
i hate you comma

Have I mentioned that I have no idea how to use the comma? I mean I know the basics like it is Austin (comma) TX or I bought milk (comma) eggs (comma) cheese (comma???) and cereal at the store, okay maybe I don't really have that one down.

In the ninth grade I took the comma test three times and the best I could do was a C. Wait, it gets worse, it was the EXACT SAME test each time I took it. In between taking the tests I was presented with a corrected test, so basically I couldn't even memorize where to put the comma correctly. My teacher finally took pity on me and told me that he would give me the points, he was a nice pot-smoking teacher.

I put the comma where I think it should go and usually I'm wrong. This is not for lack of trying I assure you. I have read text books and helpful hints books, websites and papers. Kailey, my mother, two teachers, and my boss have all gone over how and where to use the comma. It didn't stick. And don't tell me it goes where the pause is because that is bull****, apparently I pause differently than you do.

Basically what I'm trying to say is, the commas in the blog are going to be wrong. I guarantee it. And don't even get me started; on semi-colons and dashes, we could be here - all night.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sneaky Roommates

So this morning I am sitting at the computer and I see a little spider hanging between the monitor and the speaker. It was tiny so normally I would just smash it but Kailey actually likes saving these things so I call her over to put it outside. She picks up the web, opens the door, stops, looks down, kinda looks back at me then jauntily tosses the "web" outside saying, "there you go spider!" Then looks back at me and walks away.

Now, I SAW the spider jump back from her hand to the monitor and I could currently see it crawling along the side of the monitor yet Kailey walks away as if she had just thrown it outside. I did make her come back and actually put the spider outside but it makes me wonder what else she is hiding from me .......

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Cash It In

Today I would marry for money. Okay most days I would marry for money but today I would marry for less money. If that person would just support me through the remainder of my college career (no guarantees on how long that will take and I promise to get at least a part time job when I'm done) then we could probably make it work.

Some provisos:
1. You can't be a total ass.
2. You must have enough money that I can live comfortably and do a reasonable amount of shopping when I get bored.
3. You must love dogs and cats.
4. You must kill bugs or retain a staff to do such things.
5. If you are really ugly you must travel a lot.

I am REALLY tired of working and going to school and not being able to do either with enough brain power to make me happy.

Monday, October 15, 2007

My Life Mix

So I don't claim to know a lot about music. It isn't really my area of expertise. TV & movies I am all over but music is more just something that I enjoy listening to rather than enjoy knowing all the details about. This morning on the radio two of the DJ's were presenting their 90's Hit Mix of songs that they listening to in the 90's and it got me thinking, what was I listening to? Below is my list, one song for each year (okay some have 2) from the very first song I remember talking about to someone and wanting to buy the tape for. I have not included my early love of Raffi just fyi.

1992 - I Wish the Phone Would Ring - Expose
1993 - The Sign - Ace of Base
1994 - Hero - Mariah Carey
1995 - All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow
1996 - You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette
1997 - Bitch - Meredith Brooks
1998 - One Week - Barenaked Ladies, My Hearth Will Go On - Celine Dion
1999 - Bailamos - Enrique Iglesias, Ciega, Sordomuda - Shakira
2000 - Oops, I Did it Again - Britney Spears
2001 - Smooth - Santana featuring Rob Thomas, Right Where I Need to Be - Gary Allan
2002 - The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
2003 - Boys of Summer - The Ataris
2004 - This Love - Maroon 5
2005 - Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
2006 - Buttons - Pussycat Dolls, Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
2007 - Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood

So after looking at it it is weird to see the patterns that I went though from an early love of single female singers through my latin music phase and then onto alternative rock and ending up with a country power ballad. Also, I realize that many of the songs I remember are for a specific reason. My Heart Will Go On? Titanic, I loved Titanic, what can I say, saw it 5 times in theaters. Oops I Did it Again? yeah well if you spent your senior year with nothing to do except learn the silly dance routines from music videos you'd be listening to that song a lot too. Buttons? Bachelorette party and that is all I have to say about that.

As for the here and now? I have combined all of the above, my music collection consists of Country, Rock, Latin, a little Hip Hop, Pop, & combinations of the above (yes, including a little hip-hop/country combo, gotta love modern music).

Friday, October 12, 2007

Numero Uno

So, this is it. This is what it feels like. It is a strange kind of rush that includes excitement and fear but the best endeavors usually start out that way don't they? Moving to Texas involved a lot of both and so far that is going well but moving to Washington involved a lot of both and that was a disaster so I guess we will just wait and see on the whole blog thing.

I don't know what to expect so I can't tell you what to expect. Currently I have many ideas running around in my head for posts but once those run out I don't know what will happen. Will it be observations? reactions? thoughts? feelings? probably.

See you soon.

PS Happy Birthday Janelle! This is not your present, I mean, unless you want it to be because I didn't get you anything else except a wholehearted thank you for being awesome and my friend at the same time.