Monday, June 30, 2008

The Pirates of Penzance

Last Thursday Kailey, Scott, Jennie, and I went to see a live show of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. Michael did not go because I am a horrible girlfriend who is not used to having a boyfriend around and so forgot to call and invite him. When I asked him later if he would have even come, he said, “Maybe, but I probably would have resented you for it.” And, I can totally agree with that because it wasn’t awesome.

It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t awesome. It was … um … adults … in pirate costumes … singing (well!) and acting (some not so well) … on a high school stage. In other words, at times it was a tad uncomfortable and embarrassing to watch. But, we still had fun so a positive experience in the end. Plus, now Kailey and I have added a version starring Kevin Kline as the Pirate King to our netflix so hopefully we’ll enjoy that.

Poo on You

So, I took a Chemistry test on Saturday morning and I got a 70% (technically a 69.5% but we’re rounding got it?) and I was in a pissy mood about it all weekend – I’d like to take this moment to apologize to Michael in case I didn’t hide that as well as I had hoped to :o). So anyway, today I found out that, along with another girl with the same grade, the 70% was actually the highest test score in the class. This should be good news right? No, I’m still annoyed and here is why:

1) No curve. Like not even a little one. So just because it is the highest grade doesn’t mean that my average isn’t still dropping like a rock.

2) This doesn’t give the teacher pause. He isn’t going to explain the concepts in these chapters any better to the next class. He isn’t going to adjust the test to better reflect what is covered in class and on the practice test and he isn’t going to adjust the practice test to reflect what is covered on the test.

3) I studied. Like a lot. Like hours and hours over the course of 4 days and after that I had the practice test DOWN, I could pass that no problem. I could answer the end of chapter questions no problem.

4) Today somebody complained about the test to the teacher before class and we all had to sit through a lecture about how if we studied the end of chapter questions and the practice test and put a “college-level” amount of effort into studying we would do fine on the test. B U L L S H I T.

In good news, the next test (which is next week) already seems like it is going to be easier. I mean, that is if the test actually covers the stuff we learned in class or read in the book, apparently that isn’t a given.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wade Robson

Ummmmmm, yeah. Wade is talented and has been for a very, very long time. This is 1990, he was 8.

Yeah, he grabs his crotch a lot for an 8 year old but lets notice/remember other things.

1. Michael Jackson was cool in 1990. Especially in places outside the United States.
2. Michael Jackson dancing is NOT easy to do, lots of body isolations.
3. He is 8 and he can do it just as well as Michael!!!


Apparently you are going to get a quick rundown of my thoughts on So You Think You Can Dance on a regular basis. Those of you who don't watch the show, I won't feel bad if you skip these but I know of at least three of you who read and watch plus this is my blog and I get to write about whatever I want.

I love Napoleon & Tabitha. I love that there is a hip-hop choreography couple, I love that their names are Napoleon and Tabitha and I love their choreography.

Along that same line, I think that the Chelsie & Mark's hip-hop routine was my favorite this week.

Will - You are a freaking genius! I hate disco but you were amazing.

Katee & Joshua - The one thing I was worried that you guys couldn't do would be Latin ballroom. I was fairly certain you could pull off a a foxtrot or something like that because you have beautiful lines but I was worried about Latin. And you have proved that you can do anything and if I didn't love you so much I would hate you for it.

Comfort - I think you are going home this week.

Gev - You were actually good this week, but I still want you to go home.

Last Week: My favorite part of last week was the Wade Robson group routine. Wade is BY FAR my favorite choreographer on the show and I really hope he does more this season because if Tabitha and Napoleon keep it up with the hip-hop love songs (and a really fun jail break routine) they could catch up.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Little Things

Today my "PAST DUE" stamp arrived. I could practically squeal with excitement. I can't wait to start stamping invoices. *maniacal laughter*

To be Fair

I talk about my boss a lot, and not usually super stellar things, mostly about how he is computer illiterate, types in ALL CAPS and uses "......." way too much, especially since he usually does ",,,,,,". But to be fair, he is a really nice guy and he buys me lunch a lot and treats me really well as an employee and today he gave me $100 "bonus" for about 15 minutes of work that I did on our website. So yeah, despite all my bitching, I'm happy where I work and with the people I work with and for.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Product Plugs

Normally I wouldn't just plug random products here on this blog (I mean without some sort of financial compensation) but I have recently begun using the following two products and I'm in love. Sorry Boys, these two are really more for the ladies.

Venus Breeze by Gillette - Just awesome, no bumps, no weird redness, super smooth, plus the built-in things means no shaving cream/gel and it actually works!! Downsides: really only good for about three shaves which makes the other downside really suck... Expensive, but I have heard tale that you can get a 12 pack at costco for $20.

Nic's Sticks by OPI - It is almost like painting your nails with dry polish, I know, weird but it works. No drips, no worrying about knocking over the bottle (yes, I have done this), it goes right where you tell it to and it dries really fast. Took about 3 minutes to paint my nails.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance

I freaking LOVE So You Think You Can Dance! And now that Veronica Mars is over and they canceled Moonlight (no, I do not want to talk about it) I need a new television obsession.

My post-vegas week/pre-first week of competition thoughts:
The boys had all better be AMAZINGLY AWESOME if you want me to get over the fact that the Gene Kelly kid didn't make it into the top 20.

My post-first week of competition thoughts:
I am not over the fact that the Gene Kelly kid didn't make it into the top 20.

Twitch - it is awesome that he came back this year and he is adorable!
Joshua - the hip hopper with the secret ballet background (we are on to you), boy you can dance!
Kortni Lind - the way you spell your name kinda makes me want to vomit but you are amazing and you seem like someone I would like to hang out with.
Comfort - you crack me up!

Already Annoyed By:
Gev - go home. seriously. all the way back to Kazakhstan. I don't know why but I do not like you.

Favorite Dance this Week BY FAR:

Trip Home

It was so nice to go home for a week even though I missed my puppy and my (ahem) boyfriend - shut up - it was really awesome to see my family and friends while I was there.

I got a sunburn on my first day there because it was actually cool enough to sit outside long enough to get a sunburn. By cool I mean low 80's so everyone who lives in SB was complaining about the heat but I was thoroughly enjoying not getting heat stroke by stepping outside.

I went to Kinko's with my mom and I got to teach her how to make double sided copies, you are never to old to learn something new. We got to have this conversation too:
Mom: "so it copies both sides and prints on both sides?"
Me: "yep."
Mom: "does it collate the copies?"
Me: "we are only making one copy, it doesn't need to collate." [It was a multi-page document though]
Mom: [pulls out finished copy] "yea huh! see it didn't collate them, this is the back page!"
Me: [takes the stack of paper, turns it over] "now it is the front page."
Then she walked into a wall while we were heading back to the car.
Ahhh family.

I got to ride around in my mom's new car - sorry bmw - I forget that we aren't allowed to refer to it simply as a 'car'.

I went to the zoo!
Gen & I as caged animals...

and my name was on the wall!!!

And the whole reason that I went to SB on this particular weekend and skipped school was for Kristin's Baby Shower! She didn't know I was coming and I think it was a big surprise. It was super awesome to see her and Allison again. We played silly games that included looking at pieces of chocolate melted into diapers to guess what kind of candy it was.
I'm the not Asian one.

Michael picked me up at the airport and when we were trying to figure out how to get out of the parking lot the little bar (you know the one i'm talking about??) came down on his car and it shouldn't have been funny but it was really funny. To me at least. It could have been a lack of sleep. Oh and just so you all know, I did actually make him cupcakes for his birthday and took him kayaking and took him to lunch, it wasn't just a trip to Sonic. I am a good girlfriend!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I'm Back!

I was on vacation for a week. Did you notice? I sure did. The reason I didn’t tell you before is that I went home to California for Kristin’s baby shower and it was kind of a surprise and she reads the blog so I had to keep my mouth shut. It was hard.

I almost told her like ten times, not because I was so excited and I wanted to tell her (though that is true) but I really had to bite my tongue (or more specifically erase IMs before pressing send) because the following sentences actually got fully typed before I realized who I was talking to:

- “ugh, I can’t wait to go home next week, I really need a vacation”

- “I’m super excited for Beachside salmon!!” (her shower was at The Beachside)

- “ok I’m an idiot, so I made a list of all the things I needed to do before I leave and I totally didn’t put packing on the list.”

Pictures and more stories to come later but here is what I’ve done since returning to Texas.

1. Took my (ahem) boyfriend to Sonic for his birthday dinner because I am a super awesome girlfriend.

2. Killed two, yes TWO, wasps IN my apartment.

3. Called the Volkswagen dealership because my check engine light is on…again. I think they could hear the displeasure in my voice.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Strip Club

Did that get your attention? The other day my mom and dad told me that they thought they were getting an edited version of my blog well you aren't.

Ok ok, I did not go to the strip club but I do have to drive by one semi-regularly now since someone lives in north Austin, the land of strip clubs, pawn shops, and liquor stores. The Yellow Rose is apparently a famous strip club but what I like is the sign, the person in charge of it is quite creative. When I first started going up there it said "DANCES ARE CHEAPER THAN GAS" but now we have this...

gives whole new meaning to stimulus check ... ha ... ha ... ha. get it?

For the record (and don't tell Michael because I'll never live it down) I actually don't totally hate his neighborhood, it isn't quite as residential as mine but it isn't as bad as I make it seem above and it is near EVERYTHING as opposed to here where there isn't a whole lot to do within a 15 minute drive.

I Think I'm Behind on my YouTubing

You have probably seen this but Michael just showed it to me for the first time this weekend and I'm totally in love with it.

If you haven't seen it yet make sure you watch the whole thing and yes something does happen it just takes a minute.