Sunday, February 29, 2004
Divorce: Friend and Assface went to marriage counseling yesterday. They are so getting a divorce. He is cheating and doesn't think their marriage can be saved and is a total ass. I offered up Bryan's services for computer hacking and spyware if she needs it.
Oscar party: I made these appetizers that are crunchy breadsticks wrapped in bacon, baked, then rolled in parmesan cheese and garlic. They are heavenly!
I just picked up all the girl scout cookies and we distributed them to some of the parents, who showed up (ok 2 who showed up not counting the 1 who is the cookie mom). I don't know why I was all anxious about how I was going to get the cookies from my house to my work. Sometimes I can be so dumb. I just took the cookies directly to the office. DUH. I only sold 5 boxes to people who were not from work. And Michelle, I didn't forget yours, I'll get them on Sat when we do site sales. Remind me again what you wanted?
Yes, probably I have been a little duped on this whole encampment director training (see that whichever annoying one from the Apprentice last week, Katrina I think... I WAS DUPED. I can admit it. Life goes on...)
Is it slightly wrong (OMG I think it is so wrong) that I like that new Jessica Simpson song, I think it is called With you. About how she can let her hair down blah blah blah. I just saw it on Best Week Ever... which is a pretty damn funny show.
Ok lunch then housecleaning so that I can actually have Michelle visit.
Less than 2 weeks until 30!!! I can't cope.
Anyway, I am off to lunch soon where I will be a supportive friend to a friend whose husband recently asked for a divorce. What is with all the grown up shit going on this weekend? At least I have an Oscar party to look forward to tonight. I hope I win the pool, I could use the cash.
Saturday, February 28, 2004
I watched queer eye for the straight guy today. It was last Tuesday's episode. I didn't think the guy's hair was a huge improvement, BUT I totally teared up when he proposed to the girlfriend and she cried. What a wimp I can be.
I went out to play tonight and hung out as long as I could because I wanted to see Dana. Luckily I hung around as long as I thought I could and Dana came in and I got to see him! So I got to see ALL My boys last night. I love it when that happens! I got to see Will & Sean, lovely couple. I adore them. I saw Bryan, Tall Todd and Keri and the other Brian. Bryan has let his hair grow out pretty long. (long being relative since he usually kept it almost shaved) Saw little Jimmy and Chris from work, Richard & Wade. For a change Wade didn't make my head hurt, of course it helps I only spoke to him for like 2 minutes and I was way tipsy... Wade is much easier to understand when you're drunk. He's better than a breathalyzer for that kind of thing. The more Wade makes sense, the more drunk you are. :) All in all it was a lot of fun. Had too much to drink, but that's okay. I haven't had much in a long time. Between dating a teetotaler and poverty, alcohol hasn't played a big part of my life. I intend to rectify that. ;) The only person I didn't see that I wanted to see was Casey... but sooner or later.
Hee... Joan was all bitchy to the little girlfriend of her boy Adam. That was funny. OMG I'm suddenly so damn cold again.
Birthday... I'm turning 30 soon, which was initially the whole point of this whole blog... the anxiety of turning 30. Why would anyone voluntarily do this? So the latest dilemma is "what do I want for my birthday?" I never know how to answer that. Really, the last thing I need is more crap around my life. I just don't know...
Red hair. I love my new hair! There's nothing really more to say on the subject. It is cute and everybody loves it. All my boys thought it was great! That's very satisfying. Of course it would've meant more if they had been straight but... :) Still, it is fun and that makes me happy. I've consumed 3 bottles of water since I was in the bar. (2 there and one now at home). Yawn I'm tired... time to go to sleep I think.
Thursday, February 26, 2004
the United Nations!
Most people think you're ineffective, but you are trying to
completely save the world from itself, so there's always going to be a long
way to go. You're always the one trying to get friends to talk to each
other, enemies to talk to each other, anyone who can to just talk instead of
beating each other about the head and torso. Sometimes it works and sometimes
it doesn't, and you get very schizophrenic as a result. But your heart
is in the right place, and sometimes also in New York.
face="Times New Roman">Take the Country
Quiz at the Blue Pyramid
by Hermann Hesse
You simply don't know what to believe, but you're willing to try
anything once. Western values, Eastern values, hedonism and minimalism, you've spent
some time in every camp. But you still don't have any idea what camp you belong in.
This makes you an individualist of the highest order, but also really lonely. It's
time to chill out under a tree. And realize that at least you believe in
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
So I went to the Thinking Day event last night. It was as I should've expected, not as I was being nervous nelly expected... Some of the leaders went all out and had huge displays and others were halfassed like me and had a map and the flag and a few other things... We were also not the only ones not to perform. I felt it was a tad disorganized and I am now understanding how they keep telling me that organizing the encampment is no big deal if this was an example of how things are run!
I went to get bacon just a few minutes ago and was very sad to discover that the student center stops serving breakfast at 9:30. What kind of students are these that can get breakfast between the hours of 7 and 9:30??!! They have 'continental breakfast' from 9:30 until 11ish then lunch is served. I remember our commons. Wasn't it like open from o dark o'clock until like 9 or 10 at night? Probably I'm just remembering the way I want to but I think that's mostly because I am so disappointed. I so wanted bacon. I guess this is a sign I should be eating the orange I have on my desk instead. On that note, the plan is humming along accordingly. Except Sat & Sun I have been able to drink 64oz of water a day. I find it much harder on the weekend (even now that I have a filter) because I don't start consuming ANYTHING until like 1:00 in the afternoon. (I don't know why, that's the first time I feel HUNGRY I guess). I'm getting 3 - 4 fruits and veggies a day... mostly fruits tho. Still working out. Next week we start going to the gym earlier so we can shower after the workout to gear up for the next time level. I so don't want to shower in front of 20somethings... Maybe if I'm lucky most of them aren't up at that hour... (or they're getting breakfast!) I've found that I burn as many calories and sweat just as much if i do a steadier pace than if I go all out and slow down and go all out and slow down so now I'm hovering around 142 - 146 strides/min. I was up doing over 150 but then i would have to stop and slow down and and and... slower but steadier is better I think. Eventually I'll be able to maintain higher strides/min for longer time, but I'm building up to that and that's okay.
Whee! Roughly 2 weeks until Michelle comes... oh damn now I have to CLEAN!!
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Monday, February 23, 2004
Nineteen days until I leave for Seattle.
Interesting your comment on Charmed BEFORE you started watching this racial show on VH1. I did notice that though.
The season finale of The Surreal Life was hysterical. Why yes stupid Trashelle, when we see you drinking excessively all the time and kissing anybody with a penis... that is alcoholic and slutty. AND you admit that people will see you that way in your little intro interview. Stupid twit. Somehow this show makes women look bad. There's Tammy Faye, who I respect, but cries at the drop of a hat and is all puritanical. There's Trashelle who is just TRASHY and Traci Bingham who is both trashy and stupid.
Sunday, February 22, 2004
Well, I spent most of the weekend with Matthew. We have fun at his place, but when he comes to my place, he just annoys the heck out of me. He's always underfoot here. I turn and he's behind me. I go to reach for something and he reaches for my hand to kiss it, thus knocking my hand off its original path and usually spilling the juice/cereal/noodles/etc out of my hand and all over me or the floor. We're still gearing up for Spring Break in Montreal. Some woman said it was like 10 below there last week.
Wow! Mindy Cohn (aka Natalie from the Facts of Life) is on that show The Help! I can't wait to see it! And I'm axiously awaiting the season finale of the Surreal Life. Boy, my life is boring. I need to get my darts mojo back.
Saturday, February 21, 2004
Friday, February 20, 2004
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
This morning I discovered that even though I really really want to, I cannot read and work out on the elliptical trainer at the same time. There is just too much bouncing going on (which I really should've known given the whole boob issue).
Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Monday, February 16, 2004
Sunday, February 15, 2004
I think craptastic is my new favorite word... although asstastic is pretty damn good too.
You've got to be fucking kidding me: As I am walking down the road on my way to QFC to get cash and soda pop and maybe something yummy because up to that point it had been a fairly sucky day, I come to a cross walk. I have the fucking little man walking. There is this black SUV stopped at the light waiting to turn right. I enter the intersection. FUCKING BLACK SUV DRIVES INTO ME!! Now as fucking black suv begins to enter the intersection I keep jumping aside until I realize he is not stopping and I slam my hand down on the hood of his car. There are 2 of them in the car... HOW did neither of them fucking see me?! OR alternately, how is it that they thought it was appropriate to keep going? So I have slammed my hand on the hood and shout I'm fucking walking here! And he is glaring at me and pointing to his light which is RED and I say I have the fucking walking man. As I walk through QFC, it dawns on me, the fucker could've killed me. He was not stopping... so of course I'm all shakey and as I walk home, I'm crying... I'm sick of crying when I walk lately.
Vagina Monologues: I was walking home from the Vagina Monologues which were interesting. A lot of the ones done were the ones I had seen on the HBO special. It was really good and riveting. Some of it is just so sad. The performers did an excellent job.
Flexcar Drama: So I made a reservation for my Flexcar at 9:30 so I could take Minka's body to the vet for disposal. I had put Minka into a box and was carrying it up to the car I was signed up to take. I hold my keycard up to the window and it doesn't open the doors. I try again and again. I wiped the card and the window in case the rain is interfering. Still nothing. No little red light on the box where the card opens the doors. Hmm... I walk home and call Flexcar's 24 hour hotline. I go through this whole rigamarole with the on call person... Then I get a call back from the Flexcar people. Given my description, the battery is probably dead. Bleh... Now I will say that Flexcar was extremely nice and helpful. They got another car reserved for me, and are taking 10 bucks off my next bill for my inconvienence, but at the time I was not in a good mood. The vet's office is on Aurora (which means nothing to those who are not from this area) BUT this stupidass road has a divider along the entire thing so that you have to overshoot your destination then exit and go under the road and back the other direction. What jackass designed this?
I am feeling calmer now... typing fuck a lot is helpful. :)
Saturday, February 14, 2004
January: I started the new year happy with a nice boy who made me happy... Then Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and we are no longer seeing each other and so then i was sad...
February: Feeling much better... I have a plan... life is looking not heinous and i'm sorta back to being happy... Then President's day weekend in conjunction with Valentine's day and my favorite ferret dies and so now I'm sad...
What the fuck do I have to look forward to in March?? Both my parents going in a fiery car crash?? OR worse... just my dad?! Dammit, this was supposed to be a good year. I'll be better in a couple of days, so pardon the sad and bumming rants for a little while.
Friday, February 13, 2004
I'm watching the Apprentice and as I watch this boardroom and all I can think of is that Heidi needs a hair cut. NEEDS a hair cut. Her ends are so frayed and just crappy. Jessie's speaking style annoys the crap out of me and she should be slapped. She talks like she is talking to a 5 year old. Holy shit... he is getting rid of Jessie who is totally not the one I thought would go. And god she needs to stop whining to Mr. Trump. Interesting... I thought the great romance the show kept hyping was kinda lukewarm at best... Add the pathetic smackdown of a couple of weeks ago and i just want to say, the show is compelling enough they don't have to hype something like that and then let us down.
Oh so back to accomplishment... I spent about 2 hours this afternoon designing a webpage for my boss. Y'all will never be able to see it or anything (since it is on our intranet) and I didn't do much on layout but used a template, but it was a challenge and I totally enjoyed it. I NEED more challenges like this at work. I would love my job even more if I had more challenges like this. Luckily when I get more experience working with Dreamweaver, I'll get to do all the benefits updates and any other benefits stuff she wants to add (ok basically I can do all that now but on today's build, I have to get help on merging my stuff with the template that will make the page look right and how to get my page attached to the site but that's no big deal. :) PLUS I get more training in Dreamweaver in like 2 weeks so that I can know how to do a lot of different things. I'm excited about this aspect of my job. I think once I'm comfy V has offered to let me have space on his site and I'll work on building my own. I started one a long time ago in front page, but I don't have a photo editor program so I gave up. Hmm... maybe that's what I need to ask my parents for for my birthday! :D
Maybe part of my improvement plan should be to go to bed earlier. I'm now getting up at 5:30 to get to work by six:45 to work out for 35 min... I think to get to the 45 min goal I'm going to have to prolly get to work by six:30. Ugh... once I'm at the 45 min goal, I'm going to have to shower at the gym (I know gross but right now I shower before I go to work so I'm mostly clean for the day but the amount I sweat... gross!) The gym showers are yucky and not at all private. One of the nice aspects of 24 hr fitness was that in the locker room, the showers were in their own individual cubbys. These are more like the ones we had at Patty Center at the U. I SO don't want to share my nakedness with those little 20 something college girls... Now that I work out regularly in the morning I have started to see some of the other regulars and Jess and I have made up names for them. Like there's anorexic girl (who is like a size zero or maybe negative 2 and gets on the trainer and just GOES) and smug girl who like prances on it... I think because her legs are short.
Final thought, it is nice to be flirted with, even if it is jut the QFC checker guy who flirts with everyone and is like 25 at the oldest. God when did I become THAT old lady? ;)
Thursday, February 12, 2004
Will steadily increase gym time until 45 minutes on elliptical trainer 4 days a week.
Phase 2 - Decrease Soda consumption by 1/3 - Begin 3/1
This is a reasonable and attainable goal. I will eliminate either my lunch or dinner coke. Morning one necessary to avoid caffeine headache. Will not eliminate entirely because I LOVE it... and eliminations never work.
Phase 3 - Increase consumption of fruits and veggies to 5 a day... Begin soon at 5 a day by June 1
Also fairly reasonable although requires more work for me and is probably most difficult because I HATE veggies. In conjunction, I will attempt to force myself to try new veggies... yick... A whole lot harder but hey...personal improvement is hard.
So this is my plan, let's see how it goes. :)
Wednesday, February 11, 2004
I was having a dream last night that I didn't want to be having. Not a nightmare exactly but something I could tell I didn't want to be dreaming about and I kept waking up. Now normally when I'm having an awesome dream and I wake up I want the dream to start up again but it never does... well last night every time I woke up, the dream just picked up where it left off. It makes me feel a bit out of sorts today...
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
What was I thinking letting my Brownies choose Egypt for Thinking Day??!! Now I have to come up with all this info and some skit/play/song thing. I am such a half assed leader. :|
Monday, February 09, 2004
1 - Tattoo (we knew this would be here)
2 - Hair dyed
3 - I do have 2 bills that I'm going to pay off... my deductible to my lab and one other one for like 100 bucks.
4 - new sports bra. (anything past here is more wish list than anything)
5 - new (ok actually pre-owned) coffee table (?)
6 - new tennis shoes for the gym. Although I don't think there's an outlet mall around here so that one probably won't happen because damn shoes are expensive.
7 - new other shoes that are cute because i want new shoes. :)
Sunday, February 08, 2004
I've added to the commercials I hate... ALL Jack in the Box commercials. The new pepsi and itunes commercial. Almost all the wireless commercials. The Vehix ones, make me want to punch someone hard. I can think of 2 I only actually like. :) For some odd reason, I love the one with the man and the baby who is crying and he can't figure out how to make him stop. He goes to the web and the lullaby doesn't help... and the train video doesn't help and so then he goes to supermodels.com or something and Claudia Schiffer pops up on the screen and the baby stops crying and you're thinking perv... until Claudia Schiffer walks in the door. That one cracks my doody up. (and strangely I can't think of the 2nd one I like... :)
Saturday, February 07, 2004
1- I only just now got out of my pyjamas so that I can go downstairs and exercise.
2- I was going to get you a gnome for your birthday, but now that is out, so all you get is what I already bought and nothing else.
3- If your crackers have gluten in them, how can you eat them?
4- I heard that the book, Under the Tuscan Sun, was bad, so it is a good thing the movie is not like the book.
6- Did I mention that I have to go exercise now? I hate it.
Hello, my name is Joanne and I'm addicted to peanutbutter crackers. I mean it. I LOVE them. They're all I can think about lately for some reason. I know I know I know they are bad for me... full of fat and preservatives and sugar, but c'mon that's exactly why I love peanut butter. The crackers are apparently air or maybe reconstituted newspaper, but since they are gluten, soy, egg, dairy and something else free really all they do is provide me with a way to eat the peanut butter without just eating a spoonful. (Although I've done that too... ;) I, apparently, am not the only one addicted to peanutbutter crackers. The reason Baxter kept walking across the keyboard is because she wanted them too. Brat.
I just finished watching Under the Tuscan Sun. It was a good movie. I enjoyed it. It wasn't too lovey dovey. Apparently it is completely different than the book, so if you've read the book don't see the movie unless you can accept the fact that they are completely different. Now I'm watching X2. I don't know why I'm not tired. I should be. I've seen X2 already but am enjoying watching it again. I think I just like watching things blow up. :)
Last night, I dreampt that I was (is dreampt the past tense of dream... or is it dreamed?) throwing up. According to the dreamer's dictionary this represents throwing out all the negative energy and negative thoughts. It could... I don't know yet.
So my mother got me a gnome for my birthday. I am finding myself talking to him periodically. This could become a problem in the future I'm sure. But until the future, Gabriel and I will just hang just fine thank you. I figure he is wise, he has a beard, he is carrying figs in a haversack. Maybe he can guide my life better than I can.
I always forget to check the DVD when I pick one out to see if it is widescreen or full screen edition. I prefer full screen. And both DVDs I have tonight are wide screen. :( I am not sure why I rent DVDs to begin with. I don't really love all that extra crap they put in DVDs. Deleted scenes are usually deleted for a reason... they are crap. Ok that's about it for tonight. Time to focus on things that are being blown up. :)
Friday, February 06, 2004
At the gym this morning on the ellipitical trainer I've discovered I actually rather like the hill climb... much better than when it is really flat, it feels easier. BUT I've noticed that I go faster and when that happens, much more boob jiggilage happens. That is NOT fun. It kinda hurts a little... especially the right one. Now that means I have to buy a better sports bra. I haven't bought one in years. How the heck should I know if it is good or not?! I may have to ask at the fat chick store.
Thursday, February 05, 2004
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
How did random little red head boy make it to this round just before final 32? He forgot his words. He did badly on that other assignment...
1 - What is your favorite word?
Paid (As in Paid Holiday, Paid Time Off, etc.)
2 - What is your least favorite word?
Status (As in Status Report, Status Meeting, etc.)
3 - What turns you on?
Right now? Food. More specifically, cheese.
4 - What turns you off?
Vegetable Broth and liquid vitamins.
5 - What sound do you love?
I still love the sound of the recess bell. I wish we had one here at work.
6 - What sound do you hate?
The beeping on a Nextel phone that lets you know you have a message waiting.
7 - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
I count writing as a profession that I am already attempting, albeit not quite successfully, so I will say Summer Camp Director. It just seems like it would be a lot of fun.
8 - What profession would you not like to participate in?
Anything that involves me taking off my clothes in front of other people.
1 - What is your favorite word?
2 - What is your least favorite word?
3 - What turns you on?
4 - What turns you off?
5 - What sound do you love?
6 - What sound do you hate?
7 - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
8 - What profession would you not like to participate?
I think there may be more but.. I'm just going to go with these. :)
Please feel free to post your own answers...
1 - At this moment? Peanut butter... that's fun to say? spackle (c'mon just say it aloud like 4 times fast it is hysterical)... when blogging? So... I don't know that I could pick only one favorite word!
2 - Cum (HATE IT)
3 - Men? Oh more specific probably... seeing a guy who is great with kids... I don't know what it is but suddenly he is like a million percent hotter.
4 - Smoking
5 - all the cliche's... laughter, the ocean blah blah blah. :)
6 - Anything that beeps repeatedly... alarm clocks, back up sounds on trucks, etc.
7 - I would love to be a painter... even though I have NO artitistic skill ever!! (Why does it have to be anything? Why can't it just be art?
8 - Anything that involved me having to hold or carry or shoot a gun.
Tuesday, February 03, 2004
B. It is making me so sad right now watching these little kids freeze up (ok they aren't little but mostly they are) on stage with their original songs. It makes me want to cry for them.
C. WTF is Paula wearing? I never think sleeves by themselves are appropriate. It is just weird to me.
D. The girl who spent the whole time in the hottub did very badly. Is it wrong of me to be pleased?
E. I never like it when they show those little teasers before the commercial break. I like it even less when they show a teaser but don't show the scene they teased about... I want to know what Paula was so pissy about! :D (So FINALLY after the 2nd commercial group now I get when Paula is pissy) :)
F. Hmm... So I'm sitting here wondering if you get to Hollywood and fail I'm sure you can try out again the next year but what're your odds of going to Hollywood again. Like that little sixteen year old red headed boy who they said was good but just not ready. In two years would he be ready? Would they then let him go to Hollywood? Interesting...
G. Only 30 of the 117 are cut this time? Interesting. I can't remember this Kira girl but I think she was not great.
Other random things:
Brownies was very messy tonight. BUT the girls had fun and really that's what it is all about.
While fat for tattoos is good (Michelle's and my previous discussion) fat is not good for my bracelet that I just bought. I am going to have to add some links.
Monday, February 02, 2004
The gym today was really rough and I don't know why. That bothers me a little, but I could barely keep going. I think it may have had something to do with the rain and the fact that my pants were wet although I don't really know... All I DO know is that after like 20 min I was going to die... I let up early.
Crackers and peanut butter are the food of the gods... let me just say that. :) Breakfast is making me very very happy. OOh... and I have to go to the mailroom today so maybe I'll catch a glimpse of hottie mailroom guy (who is hopefully an employee and NOT a student... ;) since that apparently is more than 'frowned upon.')
Sunday, February 01, 2004
1) The 'minus sign' also doesn't work on my keyboard...
2) I'm watching Knotting Hill which may or may not be a mistake. And I'm struck by my desire to live in a movie life. Not that I want to be an actress, more like I want some of these characters' lives. Like how does Hugh Grant live in such a cute flat (I know he has a roommate, but still) when he owns a travel bookshop. C'mon how fun would it be to own a bookshop... even one as weird as concept as a travel bookshop. Secretly I think I would love it... So how is it he can afford a life?? There are others that I think of... not off the top of my head, but... Or like any of the Friends... they barely worried about money. Sometimes I think that kind of life would be nice.
3) Thanks to Noel, I have realized I'm completely over and done with any sadness or anger or pining or anything with Ray. That makes me happy... like (I know it is a cliche) a weight has been lifted. Because face it, I am fun, and cute (with great hair), I would make an awesome girlfriend and I'm probably one of the few people he will ever meet who would accept his mascotting thing with no question... His loss, not mine. :)
4) Is all of this chutzpah coming from cute hair?? ;)
5) So how is this revelation thanks to Noel? He has broken up with his girlfriend yet again. This apparently is the 5th time and his reason is just as lame as Ray's although quite possibly more valid... He doesn't love her, won't love her, can't love her and she deserves someone who would, can, and does.
Six) (six key still doesn't work) I really like the name Anna for a baby (If I were ever to have one) but I think it would seem too much like I'm naming the baby partially after myself... Joanne and her daughter Anna... I used to like the name Emma before it became THE name for the year... damn Friends. I can never use it. Jacob is a good one too. Never ever would I name a child Alundra... ;)
Eek on AbFab Saffy is about to have a baby! Although I have to say as I watch this show Saffy looks weirder and weirder pregnant... You can totally tell it is a fake.