Wednesday, August 31, 2005

tag....i'm it?

kal tagged me again. that'll teach me to be antisocial. (please note: i am lazy. therefore, i will cut and paste and not convert everything to lowercase. i'll be back to my usual stubborn self tomorrow....or maybe the next day.)

1. Name as it appears on birth certificate: imagine that, i seem to have misplaced my birth certificate. (actually, i seriously have no idea where my copy of it may be.)
2. Nicknames: duff, shorty, jul
3. Place of Birth: fort collins, colorado (poudre valley memorial hospital, or something like that.)4. Favorite food: crabs, tacos, lobster rolls
5. Ever been to Africa: unless you count the "africa" section at riverbanks
6. Love someone so much it hurts: so much it hurts? i mean, i've loved a few folks an awful lot, but the only time it hurts is after i've loved eating food a little too much. oh- like loved them so much it hurts to say goodbye? yes.
7. Been in a car accident: little fender adjustments, yes. huge multi-car pileups? no. and i'd like to keep it that way.
8. Croutons or bacon bits: why can't i have both?
9. Favorite day of the week: saturday....because i have a weekend of radio ahead of me.
10. Favorite restaurant: favorite anywhere? hmmm....favorite sit-down place is the armadillo (in fort collins, colorado), or else grengada's in laurel, maryland....or maybe sabatino's, in the "little italy" section of baltimore. favorite takeout would be taco john's which is all over the place west of the mississippi......or the pit barbecue place we used to go to when we lived in baltimore. as for local places- my favorite sit-down place in town is el chico, and my favorite take-out is probably subway.
11. Favorite sport to watch: competitive underwater basketweaving
12. Favorite drink for summer: that mountain dew baja blast stuff they have at taco bell
13. Favorite ice cream: chocolate chip cookie dough...or ben and jerry's half baked
14. Disney or Warner Bros.: disney...a lot of the warner brothers characters annoy me
15. Favorite fast food: tacos! (not that you could guess that one)
16. What Color is your bedroom carpet: rental beige...but i want purple shag like kal's
17. How many times did you fail your driver's test: twice. parking on a hill and parallel parking did me in. the third time, i took it with an automatic- one of the very few times i've driven one.
18. Before this one, from whom did you get your last e-mail: but this wasn't an email- it was a blog tag. however, my last email was an avon order.
19. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card: hmmm....i have a pretty decent credit limit- i don't think i could max it out at any one place- unless i was planning a bunch of trips on travelocity or something.
20. What do you do most often when you are bored: sleep, catch up on birthday cards
21. What time is Bedtime: about ten minutes after i get home.
22. Favorite TV shows: law & order, the evening news (the news is generally all i manage to catch.), the a team
23. Last person/s you went to dinner with: out in a restaurant? sitting down?'s been so long.....
24. Ford or Chevy: i'm not a fan of gm products. so far, i've owned a plymouth and a ford. that should be it for awhile.
25. What are you listening to right now: country music....well, for the record, i'm not listening to it- i just happen to be babysitting the country station right now
26. What is your favorite color: turquoise blue
27. Lake, ocean or river: oceans have the best seashells
28. How many tattoos do you have? one
29. Have you ever run out of gas: once- but not in my current car, though i came really close last week.

why does this thing stop at 29? is 30 really that scary?

let's see....who to tag? about my former roomie, jurgen, bricotrout, and mister mysterio? (i know better than to tag shaun, as he's currently too absorbed with the upcoming sun devils football game to post.)

Monday, August 29, 2005

giving into peer pressure and facing my mortality

due to great demand (well, peer pressure is more like it), here are a few photos from days gone by. please refrain from pinching my cheeks. thanks.

my "coy baby" look

with mama, before i gave her grey hair

my brief foray into interior decoration

please- no photos! well, okay- maybe if i close my eyes you won't see me.

and at the other end of the spectrum, while bloghopping recently, i found this:

I am going to die at 88. When are you? Click here to find out!

and, taking off in another direction, i came upon this:

Sophia Petrillo
Which Golden Girl Are You?

which reminds me- i finally saw part of the pam anderson weenie roast last week. (well, i guess it wasn't technically a "weenie" roast- unless you count the comments that were made regarding about 3% of tommy lee.) at any rate, i am still trying to get over the shock of hearing bea arthur saying words that i didn't think she knew.

perhaps washing my ears out with soap would help.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

decent blogs, or other crap?

a few interesting blogs found amongst the sales crap and anime-obsessed schoolgirl blogs:

phillip rauls photolog

how cool would it be to be this guy?


one of the topics advertised in the synopsis reminded me of nj's quest for interesting facial hair. therefore, this is included mostly as a service to him......and it's pretty amusing otherwise.

helpful hemorrhoids info

just kidding.

for operator assistance......

i like some of the images this blogger has tracked down.

(and yes, i currently feel the need to wave my hands in the air like i just don't care.)

written in chalk

okay- so i didn't randomly stumble upon this one. one of my favorite college roommates was talking about needing a creative here it is.


with that out of the way, i suppose i should blog about something the fact that ticketmaster recently sent me an email alerting me to the fact that hanson will soon perform in myrtle beach. (unless they've already performed- i'm a little behind when it comes to checking my email.)

i didn't read the email too closely, but i'm sure i have to work that night. however, to simulate the concert experience, i have decided to teach my alumni at school how to sing "mmmbop"....well, the chorus, anyway, as it's all i know. (that's my story and i'm sticking to it.)

anyway, picture a bunch of 3, 4, and 5 year olds singing "mmmbop" in front of my current two year olds, who will undoubtedly scream appreciatively. (nothing like a little seperation anxiety, let me tell you.)

all i have to do is pour apple juice into shotglasses and dig up some blonde wigs and plastic instruments, position "scalpers" outside the door to my classroom, and we're good to go.


in other news, something quite unsettling happened on the way to work this morning: my "service engine soon" light came on. my gas cap was loose, and i can't seem to tighten it completely, so i'm hoping that's what's at the root of this vehicular drama.

just in case, i believe i'll be paying my mechanic a visit tuesday for an oil change i need anyway. while he's at it, i'll have him check to make sure nothing's in danger of falling out/blowing up. if it still misbehaves after that, then perhaps a *gulp* visit to the dealership will be in order.

not that i actually have time to deal with all of this, mind you, but as i've said before, onto every car a little crap must fall sometimes.

speaking of crap, the video music awards are on now.

maybe we'll get lucky and something exciting and original will happen during the broadcast.

or maybe not.

Friday, August 26, 2005

reality and rock & roll

gene simmons turned 56 this week.

i am celebrating, albeit belatedly, by watching his reality show at the moment.

what is it with rock stars and reality shows lately? when will they come out with a reality show involving every rock star who's slept with/ben married to bobbi brown. (you know- the blonde slutty groupie model chick of the late80's/early 90's- not the makeup guru or sad, sorry former pop/r&b star.)

we can call it "being with bobbi brown".

what do you think?

it's's turkey- it's hurkey!

this'll be quick, since (for once) i actually have the opportunity to catch "law & order: svu" (even though i just missed the first five minutes- damned statcounter.)

something i pondered today:

turkey ham

i mean really- what sort of animal husbandry experiment begat an animal that's two different kinds of white meat at once?

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

you searched for what??? (part four)

yes, readers, it's time once again for a round up of some of the bizarre searches folks perform.....and the unsettling way they lead to my blog.

+ lyrics + pencil weenie in elephants clothes

wait a minute- there are actually song lyrics that cover this often overlooked topic? unfortunately, i'm sorry to report the person behind this yahoo search didn't find what they were looking for here.

"Jeremy Piven" "high maintenance"

this was interesting both because of the combination, and because of who was behind the search: (Information Systems U.s. House Of Representatives)
Washington Dc, Washington, United States, 0 returning visits

looks like someone in the government is keeping their eye on one of my favorite actors.

biz markie pepto bismol commercial

was this person more concerned about the former chart-topper, or the product? is there a huge demand for the lyrics to this commercial. (since i've only had two searches for it show up on statcounter, i guess not.)

caffiene's effect on your heart

ah...someone's taking a medical route to my blog. this search came from phoenix, arizona- perhaps a college student writing a paper? a curious sorority girl doing a little research before downing several red bulls?

i'm pleased to see there were 13 other people (14, including the searcher) who can't spell "caffeine". (i always have "i" before "e" issues with that one, myself.)

watch barazilian ass (video search)

once again, one of my typos bumps me up in the rankings. while yahoo found "barazilian" and "watch" in one of my entries, i must point out that the crucial part of this search was absent.

i am still trying to figure out why someone in dubai would search for such a thing, but i assume it's one of those "whatever trips your trigger" sorts of things.

amanda peet's feet

it's happened again- though this is the first time this search has been undertaken on aol. i was the third result, out of 17 pages......if this trend continues, i will soon be at the top of the list. mwahahahahahaha (that's my evil laugh- i know it needs practice.)

believe it or not Im walking on air

yep- it's been done before, and it'll be done again- but this time, it was done by someone at a best buy in minnesota.

guinness book of records biggest booger

wow. i've purposely avoided booger-inspired posts on this blog (well, for the most part, anyway), as it falls under my "no blogging about school" rule......yet somehow, someone looking for a record breaking booger found me instead. even better- i'm the fourth result.

that's it. from now on, i will not resist the urge to write about nasal nuggets during otherwise uninspired evenings. you have been warned.

wild kingdom on wheels

thanks to a comment by mossy stone, i came up fifth on a search that yielded 1,250,000 results.

wnok laptop sales

this was a good one. there was an article in the state newspaper on august 17th about how henrico county, virginia, sold 1,000 used laptops to the public for $50 each (rioting broke out, of course). this article was mentioned on our morning show, which led to folks showing up at the station, faxing their credit card numbers (seriously- one woman actually did this), and calling in constantly in an attempt to get a laptop of their own for $50. i suppose it just goes to show how many folks get their news from the radio. anyway, it seems one industrious soul, not knowing where else to turn, queried yahoo about the matter.......and wound up here.

Carmen Electra: naked photos

once again, folks looking for naked celebrities wind up here. (unless of course, they're looking for ralph fiennes, in which case, they land upon kal's page.)

duff barbie

sweet! no one's officially notified me that this is in the works, but hey- i'll take it. a few things to keep in mind:

*my doll will have a couple of color customizable features: dyeable hair (bring back purple!) and you'll be able to change the bands on the brackets of my braces (currently purple)

*my doll will have adjustable feet- there's no need to force me to teeter around in heels.

*while we're discussing footwear, my doll will come with miniature bouncy adidas (i really need to make that a picture of the day one of these days), miniature tennis-ball airwalks, miniature plaid doc martens, and miniature adidas trail running shoes.

*my doll will not have any sort of holes in her fingers for rings of any sort- especially on that finger.

*...but she will have a variety of swatches for her wrists (one at a time, please)

*like that controversial barbie of yesteryear, my doll will freely admit she sucks at math

*unlike any other barbie, you will be unable to see any sort of makeup on her 364 days of the year. it will only appear of she is dressed up (heels and all) and taken out to some sort of expensive multi-course meal at the melting pot.

other than that, do what you want, mattel.

high maintenance, indeed.

Monday, August 22, 2005

looking for love in all the wrong places

i am so glad i'm not out and about, single and looking. (on a related note, i'm glad i'm not married, either.....but that's mostly because i'm young, selfish, and still waiting for val kilmer to show up at my front door.)

it is a scary world out there.

first, there's the old fashioned way of dating: the blind date.

i am pleased to say i have never submitted myself to this sort of torture. why? well, there's always that chance that the "nice young man" that your well-meaning grandmother's third cousin thinks would be just perfect for you would look something like this:

(i found this stud muffin after a google search pointed me here.)

anyway, i'll pass on the blind dates- even if i'm missing out on the "opportunity of a lifetime".

then came the personal ads, which have been around almost as long as newspapers. (look toward the back pages if you don't believe me.)

the ones in the back of the local rags have always made me giggle the most. i tried to find the latest offerings from our local rag, but that was a bust. (so, i guess i'll have to wait until the next issue comes out to find out whether the couple in georgia "looking for playmates" have met their match yet or not. damn.) to ease my disappointment, i headed over to the kansas city rag, which somehow led me to this specimen:

49, FREE Rent
posted: August 13, 2005, 04:44 PM
I am looking for a female roommate and companion to share my apartment in south Overland Park. I will pay for all of the rent and utilities and I will also pay for your food. I believe this is a good opportunity for you to save money if that is what you need to do. The arrangement of free rent and food is in exchange for cooking, cleaning and physical companionship. My apartment has many amenities (including a washer and dryer) and is a one bedroom apartment. I have only one bed, so you will have to be ok with sleeping together. If you are interested, email me a full profile picture of yourself, and then we can set up an appointment for you to come over and we can get to know each other. You can email me at
Location: Overland ParkPoster's age: 49

(i took out the addresses- if you're that interested, click this treasure's link above.)

anyway- where to start? should we tackle the bed situation? notice how nothing is mentioned about a couch. what does this winner do when relatives come to visit? surely they don't......then again, it wouldn't surprise me.

how about the fact that this goober wants a full profile picture (dude- just buy a magazine and save us all some trouble), yet is there any mention of his appearance? i'm guessing if he were remotely attractive, there'd be no need for an ad like this.

finally, my favorite part- the guy wants to set up appointments "for you to come over and we can get to know each other." uh, dude? it's bad enough that your single-bedroom apartment butt is looking for a live in "playmate", but the fact that you're too lazy to just call a freaking escort service speaks volumes.

i pity the poor girls who actually fall for this ploy.

you know what- we could actually go somewhere with this. find the worst local personal ad you can (keep it relatively clean, please- i don't feel like getting flagged by blogger) you can dig up and post it into my comments section below. the winner will undying devotion.

here's one more site i found, for inspiration.

so, personal ads in newspapers....not my bag. i like to laugh at them, but i won't be placing any of my own anytime soon- like before there's a sno-cone shack in hell.

but that's okay- we're in a new time and age now. if you've been living under a rock for the past few years, welcome to the era of online dating.

first, let me fess up. this whole post was inspired by recently walking into one of the studios at the radio station and discovering that the guy on before me had been looking for love on this reminded me of a site a coworker and i used to giggle at that offered love for those undeterred by little things like prison records. we sorted through some of the more interesting offerings in search of the perfect mate for some of our more questionable coworkers. (i cackle just thinking about it.) sadly, the site we used to giggle at seems to be long gone, but here's an adequate replacement. (if you really have a lot of time on your hands, google each name and see if you can find their crime......hours of fun, there.)

but wait- there's more. whether you're into video games, driving around in circles, mentally ill (you think i'm kidding, don't you?), boating, dwarves, or disabled jewish people, there's a site for you.

none of those tickle your fancy? how about the bar scene? be sure to arm yourself with a few good pick up lines.

find several here, at rabbit's blog. or here, at junegirl's blog. (perhaps after he returns from his vacation, digi could supply us with a few, as well.)

good luck, gang. it's scary out there.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

why do real work....

....when you can just keep hitting "next blog" instead?

here are a few offerings from my latest round of internet-assisted procrastination:

there was a "captain obvious" sighting over at hamstersphere recently. (i thought i was the only one who used that phrase....damn.)

agent chuckawucka

this. is. freaking. hilarious.

cindy phillips' journal

okay, many of you are intimidated by this? i take strange comfort in knowing even female bodybuilders have body issues.

on the garden wall.....confessions of a bad housewife

the title alone was enough to grab me....the post about the poor timing of her three year old made me stick around for a while.

where is carmen sandiego? (post on ghostwriters anonymous)

i am kicking myself for not thinking of this first.

queen of sass

i followed a link from a blog that was linked to some other blog and somehow wound up here.

(be sure you check that last one out- it's called- are you ready for this?- "say it don't spray it".)

while were at it, it seems someone else found me. (thanks for the link, joanne!)

in other diversions, i found this little toy over at rum and monkey.

since i'm currently craving tacos, i figured i'd see if maybe someone out there has enough free time to create some sort of "build your own taco" game. instead, i found this. (much as i love tacos, i didn't join.)

i found some other things, too, but, quite frankly, i was too scared to click on them.

speaking of other's been awhile since i was last on blogthings. it seems they've added a few things, like this little treasure:

You Are a Glam Rocker!

You put the "show" in rock show with your larger than life self.
No doubt, you are all about making good music...
But what really gets you going is having an over the top show.
Glitter, costumes, and wild hair are your thing - with some rock thrown in!

hmmm...what are my other options? not that i'm not a fan of glam, but i'm in a punky mood today......

....or maybe just plain ol' classic rock.

okay- back to work....or more button clicking, more likely.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

contain yourself

i've been out of action for a couple of days, and now i'm at a loss as to what to pound out for today's entry.


i'm afraid i'm a little distracted- i had a stressful evening last night- there was a definite lack of communication that resulted in yours truly wasting a great deal of time. sometimes i wonder if boys think.

i know, i know- mars, meet venus.


anyway, a stressful couple of hours paired with a late night (but it was a good late night- i'm not really complaining about that part), and having to drag myself to work after four hours of sleep (still not complaining- after all, it pays the bills) and the fact that my favorite bra seems to be on a mission to impale my right armpit....

yeah, i'm a little distracted.

*poke* *poke*

speaking of bras (oh, the searches i'm going to wind up on now), this one's driving me bonkers. why is it that my favorites are always the ones to develop "creeping underwire" issues? no matter how much i try to stuff the wire back into its former home, it refuses to comply and resumes poking my armpit- as if to mock me. i'm currently considering two options:

~having a new foundation undergarment brought to me during my next radio shift (an hour and a half from now. my how time flies), though it'll most likely be black, and the shirt i'm wearing is white....well, partially white.

~yank this offending bra off and out a sleeve, and do without. (after all, i'm no penny. small children will not be harmed if i free-boob it the rest of the day.)

*poke* *poke* *poke*

arrrgh! that's it! perhaps that's a "picture of the day" as well.)

so, to update my shopping list, that's:

~jeans (i'm wearing the pair done in by the cow as we speak, since they're comfortable, and anyone close enough to notice the rips better at least be on a first-name basis with yours truly)
~a new white bra*

*preferably with all wires being of the internal, not external sort, at least while this gaping wound in my armpit heals.

you know what i just realized? i still haven't posted a baby picture yet. i need to get on that. i doubt it'll happen today, though- i've got a long day ahead of me. perhaps when i get home tonight, i can pick out a few pictures and get SO to scan them in for me while i'm toiling away here again tomorrow. (the rest of the entry's written- i just need to get around to adding the visual aids.)

speaking of entries i'm working on, i'm already halfway through the next installment of "you searched for what???" all i can say is

some of you people are freaks.

while you wait for my next installment, feel free to peruse the first three links to the left, as well as this site.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

you searched for what??? (part 3)

how do i love statcounter's ability to tell me some of the crazy stuff folks search for to get to my blog? let me count the ways......

fetish zoo

i don't know where to start with this one. the link brought up results 71-80, yet i was not on the page? have i moved up or down? too bad i'm too lazy to hunt myself down and find out the answer.

random abandoned shoes

you know, if this keeps showing up, it's going to start looking like one heck of a running joke.
on the bright side, i'm result #9! (i wonder how many more to get first place?)

stasia micula pictures

another recurring search. i'm beginning to wonder- did samantha fox drop her nom de porn, or what?

on the other hand, it's nice to see i'm in the top 10 on a polish search, even if it's for dirty pictures of someone else.

could anyone tell me mick mars email address

i kid you not- someone actually searched for this.....and somehow wound up here (after checking out the 43 results ahead of me, no doubt).

what are the bets they want to send him some fantastic offer that'll make him "bigger, longer, stronger" and "earn big bucks working from home!" ?

while we're at it......

quizilla mick mars daughter

two mick mars searches in less than a week......those interviews must be paying off.

fuddruckers calories

woo hoo! not only am i (somewhat) entertaining, but people also come to me for important nutritional info.

let me state for once and for all: i have absolutely no idea what the caloric content of fuddruckers' cuisine might be. no idea. none. nada. however, i feel that making a small salad from the fixins bar should balance out the pile of mayo, cheese sauce, and other delights i pile atop my burger.....and anyone who tries to claim otherwise will wind up with a cheese-covered fry up their nose.

woodlawn senior high

i didn't go to this school in the baltimore suburbs, though i would have, had we not moved. did i blog about that before? i don't recall........

believe it or not im walking on air

hang on- someone (besides myself) is actually geeky enough to search for this? ...and i came up as the second result? i must find a way to knock off the site ahead of mine. after all, i doubt they're as entertaining as i am.

note: this search has popped up three times in the past week. i wonder if the sales of "the greatest american hero" season 1 dvd set reflect this sudden curiousity. hmmmmmmmm.........

this wasn't a search- just someone who liked my blog enough to put up a link. i'm honored. (i also need to brush up on my foreign language skills, i think.)

here's another blogger who liked me enough to put up a link. (if this continues, i might start to believe that people actually read this thing.......then i'd get performance anxiety and.....)

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

pass the frozen corn, please

my ankle is throbbing.

you guessed it- i have been attacked once again by a fire ant with an attitude problem.

as you may recall, the last time this happened, my foot swelled up to about twice its usual size. even my bouncy adidas (laced verrrrrry loosely) left marks on my poor, swollen foot. thankfully, this time i was attacked by a lone ant perched on a taller piece of grass, resulting in a pretty decent-sized lump above the sock line.

and to think, i missed out on this sort of experience for my first 22 years. (that would be sarcasm- fire ants and palmetto bugs are two of the biggest drawbacks to living here. i could come up with more, but we haven't got all day.)

mosquitoes have always found me appealing, so i guess i shouldn't be surprised that the fire ants are fond of me, too. however, scratching a mosquito bite offers some (albeit temporary) relief. (in fact, if i have several bites, i pick one to scratch when i feel the urge- that way the rest heal, but i still get that brief moment of relief.)

ant bites are a whole different story.

~after the first few hours, a little white head forms in the middle of the bite. (i think it's technically a "sting" and but i'm too tired and lazy to go look that up for sure. i suppose if the bug hums "roxanne" as it nails you.....sorry- that's the sort of joke my dad would make.)

~if you give in and scratch the fire and bite/sting, you get a second's worth of relief, followed by a terrible pain, as if you have just gouged your skin with something very sharp and pointy. (that's a technical description, of course.)

~mosquito bites swell. ant bites/stings explode. i look like i'm smuggling a ping pong ball under my skin. ugh.

so far, the only relief i've found is by laying a bag of frozen veggies over the wound to numb the area. caladryl clear has done very little, solarcaine is a waste of time, and i once tried some sort of benadryl gel, but don't have any here at home.


so, i'm going to swap out these slightly-thawed carrots for some frozen corn and head to bed.

Monday, August 15, 2005

short, but sweet

this'll be short, since i'm kind of wiped out. however, i was just sitting here trying to sum up my day, and thought maybe you could just do it for me....

write down the first thing that comes to mind when you see

big bug::

i know it's not a full ten items, but my day wasn't that interesting. leave your answers in the comments- i'll try to add mine either during tomorrow's lunch break, or else after work.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

i'm it!

i've been tagged by kal.

ten songs i'm currently listening to:

1. "don't change"- inxs

it counts if it's playing in my head right now, right? (what do you mean you don't ever have that problem?)

2. "rebel L"- from the sesame road cd

yep, i listen to sesame street songs all day, now that school's underway again. my talent for singing along with every sesame street tune has earned me admirers (under the age of ten) and detractors (everyone else) alike.

3. "lies" - emf

remember them? well, anything i think about sesame street, i think of emf, because on their schubert dip album, they had a bit between songs that involved ernie and bert. why do i think about "lies"? well, because everyone else thinks about "unbelievable", and i have to be different.
(it's been far too long since i last listened to that album, come to think of it.)

4. "sugar, we're goin' down"- fall out boy

this is one we recently added to the playlist at wnok, and i dig it. i played it three times this weekend.....not that i kept count, of course.

5. "feel good time"- gorillaz featuring de la soul

here's another one added to the playlist in the past couple of weeks. i recently read something saying that the gorillaz are planning on touring to support their new album. it's an interesting thought, considering the band members are cartoons.

6. "don't cha"- pussycat dolls

i've mentally directed a music video for this, (unfortunately, before i can make the video a reality, i need to hop on the treadmill for an extended period, get a camera, and locate the pair of fishnets that's been m.i.a. since we moved into the current apartment a couple of years ago. oh- and i suppose i'll have to learn how to walk in stillettos. damn- that sounds like a lot of work.)

7. "somewhere over the rainbow/what a wonderful world"- israel kamakawiwo'ole

this one's on one of the naptime cds i made for school. i keep meaning to buy the facing future cd, but i'm currently avoiding best buy like the plague, as i never make it out of there for less than $100.

8. "mr. brightside"- killers

i like the whole hot fuss cd, but this song's the most fun to sing with a bad british accent.

9. "good times" - tommy lee featuring butch walker

you've most likely seen the movie, are eagerly awaiting the t.v. show, and out comes this very un-tommylike single.

it certainly doesn't hurt that butch walker's all over this-i dig him.

10. "my way" - butch walker

speaking of butch, i bought his left of self-centered cd a while back, and i finally split open the cellophane on it yesterday. this is my new alarm clock song.

since everyone and their mother's done this one, the only person i can think to tag is shaun, but i'd hate to make him post ahead of his quarterly schedule.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

two former pop stars, two weddings, and one exhausted dj

i'm exhausted. (one of these days, i'll suggest that emotion to unky moods, as i'm tired of putting, well, tired.)

i was out too late, had to get up too usual routine. however, i may be able to get in a decent nap this afternoon- after work and schlepping around with about a hundred avon catalogs (excuse me- brochures), of course.

after my paid babysitting gig last night, i went to check on my usual evening playmate, who was being cared for by s.o., who hasn't babysat in a while and was a bit nervous. (i told him it would be good "daddy training" for several years down the road (like 30 or so- though we didn't talk numbers). anyway, i wanted to make sure everyone was safe and sound and tucked in......and i wanted to take advantage of the downtime to check in on my fellow bloggers and statcounter. (for the record, i come up on some seriously crazy searches. i may have to make "you searched for what???" a weekly thing.)

anyway, after a little quality time with the computer, i headed out to the living room to flip through channels while waiting for the little woman's daddy to get home from his gig. i flipped past several old films i didn't recognize, a couple of infomercials, a handful of news stations (i wasn't in the mood), something featuring larry king and a guy who may or may not have been elvis' former lover- i didn't stick around long enough to find out, though i did note that it was apparently in honor of the anniversary of elvis' death. (i wonder if they had the parade in kansas city yet.....jamie? are you skulking around, by any chance?)

and there it was. i had no idea what i'd been missing out on.

there, on the tv screen, almost as large as life, was a sad incarnation of bobby brown, mocking some message that had been left on his voicemail and looking very much like the sad, aging former pop star that he most certainly is.

don't get me wrong, i like bobby brown.........from about 15-20 years ago. "my prerogative"? dig it. "every little step"? right there with ya', bobby. "don't be cruel"? "if it isn't love"? one of my favorites.

(ok, readers- who'll catch my intentional error first? kal or bricotrout?)

anyway, between watching bobby's juvenile antics, and seeing whitney houston as a shadow of her former self (i can assume the idle singing in the clothing store last night was staged to prove the girl's still got her pipes. i mean, really- how real are reality shows? i can't say i've ever really been into them......season two of the real world, excepted.), perching on a chair and telling their well-fed young daughter that she would not be leaving the store with a skirt the size of my washcloth, not to mention the very flamboyant shirtless guy who wandered in as i changed channels........i'm afraid i was not impressed.

i had to get out of that viewing situation- fast.

a few channels later, i was reminded of my fondness for four weddings and a funeral. sure, i like the movie a lot- always have......however, i think this viewing was different from the rest- probably because i was trying to recover from the train wreck that is bobby and whitney's sad little program.

i stuck around for two weddings, and then daddy walked in the door and i walked out, drove home, and crawled into bed for a four-hour nap. during the trip home, i was surprisingly awake, probably because i was busy pondering how bobby and whitney managed to talk anyone into putting together this show. (then again, i'm told there are people who *gasp* actually watched britney discuss her sex life on tv (excuse me- i think i just threw up in my mouth a little), as well as jessica simpson's great "tuna or chicken?" debate.)

this is what i've missed by having neither cable t.v. nor the time to sit down and watch it?

i think i'd rather have a nap.

Friday, August 12, 2005

questions i don't think i've answered yet

i was clicking through friends of friends blogs and found the following little questionnaire here:

(brace yourself- i'm cutting and pasting and feeling too lazy to decapitalize the questions.)


1. Nervous habits : tapping fingers on table, pacing
2. Are you double jointed? no, but i used to be quite flexible. perhaps i should work on that sometime. (you know- during all this free time i currently have.)
3. Can you roll your tongue? yes
4. Can you raise one eyebrow at a time? let me check......i can raise only my right one, but i can't raise just the left one
5. Can you blow spit bubbles? i used to be a spit bubble champ....haven't tried lately, though
6. Can you cross your eyes? yes
7. Tattoos: one
8. Piercings: just my ears for the last few years- 4 in left, 3 in right
9. Do you make your bed daily? why make it if i'm just going to mess it up again?


10. Which shoe goes on first? i don't really give it much thought, but probably the right
11. Speaking of shoes, have you ever thrown one at anyone? a pen? yes. a pillow? yes. a shoe? not unless you count cockroaches.
12. On the average, how much money do you carry? i don't usually carry cash. if it's in my pocket, i'll probably spend it.
13. What jewelry do you wear 24/7? a toe ring on my right foot. (i tried to add a second, but couldn't make it comfortable anywhere on my left foot, for some reason.) if i'm awake, i'm also sporting one of my many swatches.
14. Favorite piece of clothing:
semi formal: a dress bought in vegas for less than $100. i've worn it to every wedding i've attended.
old and casual: my favorite pair of polo jeans- too holey to wear without a long shirt.
new and casual: the cookie monster shirt i bought in canada. there's a picture of it on my photo blog.


15. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? i'm a twirler, like any "proper" italian
16. Have you ever eaten Spam? yes, though i don't make a habit of it
17. Do you use extra salt on your food? not unless it really needs some help
18. How many cereals in your cabinet? in the cabinet? none. on top of the fridge, however, we've got cookie crisp (i wasn't allowed to have it when i was younger),cinnamon life, and i think there are a couple of boxes of that blueberry morning stuff
19. What's your favorite beverage? my new favorite is this blueberry cream soda i found in maine. i wish i'd bought a couple of cases of the stuff
20. What's your favorite fast food restaurant? fast food? hmmmm.....either quizno's, subway, or moe's, depending on my mood
21. Do you cook? when i have time


22. How often do you brush your teeth? not as often as i'm supposed to (my dentist advises 3 to 4 times daily because of my braces- let's just say i manage half of that one a good day)
23. Hair drying method: au naturale
24. Have you ever colored/highlighted your hair? for twelve years, until april 2004. i've been too lazy to mess with it ever since. (for the record, my hair's been red (high school graduation), pink (that one was unintentional) , orange, blonde, green (college graduation), blue (sadly, it didn't last long), and purple (another favorite).)


25. Do you swear? damn straight (but only when i'm not surrounded by kids or in front of a microphone)
26. Do you ever spit? on rare occasions


27. Animal: to eat? crabs
to look at? koala bears

28. Food: it's a toss up between tacos and lobster rolls
29. Month: probably july
30. Day: saturday- usually my easiest day, workwise
31. Cartoon: that's a good question....i'll have to come back to it, though i could pick several from my the simpsons, which i haven't caught in years
32. Shoe brand: lately, adidas and reebok, though i'm a sucker for funky airwalks (my tennis ball ones are a personal favorite)
33. Subject in school: history/social studies, despite my crappy memory
34. Color: blue
35. Sport: indoor or outdoor? how many participants?
36. TV shows: i'm rarely home, but if i had time to spend in front of the tube, i'd watch law & order reruns and work my way through my muppet show and a-team dvd collections
37. Thing to do in the spring: frolic outdoors
38. Thing to do in the summer: collect seashells on the beach
39. Thing to do in the autumn: jump in leaves
40. Thing to do in the winter: go sledding (unfortunately, it rarely snows in south carolina)


41. In the CD player: it's been awhile, but i think i've got a combination of duran duran, billy idol, and big audio dynamite in my cd player at home.
42. Person you talk most on the phone with: mama
43. Reading: i've just finished laurie notaro's latest, as well as a book called around the world in 80 dates and the reluctant metrosexual. i need to find out if augusten burroughs has a new tome out yet- if so, maybe i'll be able to get my hands on it by christmas.
44. Do you regularly check yourself out in store windows/mirrors? yeah....mostly to make sure my butt doesn't look too big
45. What color is your bedroom? rental apartment white
46. Do you use an alarm clock? yes, especially the handy "snooze" feature
47. Window seat or aisle? window


48. What's your sleeping position? i have a couple. i'm a big fan of the fetal position, but i also like to sleep on my stomach with my arms stretched underneath the pillows, whch my head may or may not be resting on.
49. Even in hot weather do you use a blanket? i'm a year round comforter kind of girl.
50. Do you snore? that's up for debate. i say "no", but everyone else says "yes"
51. Do you sleepwalk? only as i stumble to the shower before work
52. Do you talk in your sleep? yes, and quite frankly, i'm dreading not being alone at night, as i tend to have uh....colorful dreams involving boys other than the one i'm with.
53. Do you sleep with stuffed animals? on occasion (piglet or tuffy the tiger after a bad day)
54. How about with the light on? i can if i have to
55. Do you fall asleep with the TV or radio on? i used to have an inability to sleep without the radio on, but that changed a couple of years ago, when i started wakling up to an alarm clock that played music.
56. Last interesting person you met: hmm...this is a tough one. probably the owner of the hotel/restaurant where we stayed on prince edward island. mama and i sat and talked to her for a good half an hour.

feel free to borrow this, gang...especially if it's been a slow week.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

i salute you!

you know those budweiser commercials saluting real men of genius?

i've got a candidate:

mr. runs across the street after 10 pm wearing nothing but navy blue but figures no one will hit him because, after all, he's not wearing black death-defier.

maybe i got a little carried away there. however, i doubt i'm alone on this one.

the road in question: 4 lanes, speed limit of 45 mph
stoplight? yep. less than a block away in either direction.
the time? 10:15 pm

i was heading home from a long day of work/babysitting/deliveries when this genius wearing a navy blue outfit started to run across the road to the local gas station in front of my freaking car which is flying down the road with the greatest of ease at about 50 miles per hour. as i applied my brakes- hard- my would-be hood ornament wisely decided that maybe he should hold off on crossing that last lane of traffic that stood between him and his (smokes? lottery ticket? high-quality bathroom dispenser condom? who knows?) necessities for another minute or two. brilliant! then, i'm sure he wondered why the little white girl in the car was giving him a dirty look as she reaccelerrated. (i neither know nor caregive a rat's ass whether or not that is spelled correctly. like i said, it's been a long day.)

so, here's to you, mister. next time, i'll speed up, but this time, you'll just have to settle for the one-finger salute.

you searched for what??? (part two)

more interesting ways to (apparently) find me:

wet his pants

i'm more than a little concerned about this one, as it's come up several times before. however, i was somewhat relieved to see that my blog didn't pop up until result #95. the notion that the searcher probably checked out at least some of the other 94 results before mine leads me to believe he/she has a little too much free time on his/her hands.

schoolgirl blogs

even yahoo has a hard time believing i'm out of school, apparently.

i am more than a little concerned that out of the four results for this search, the two that were not my blog were for websites of a questionable nature.

perhaps this is an indication that i should change my profile picture to something involving a short, pleated skirt and pigtails.

(however, i will not follow britney and wind up knocked up by an unemployed gold digger who, quite frankly, isn't "all that" anyway.)

You can't take that picture

the poor soul who consulted yahoo on this topic found my blog without even having to click to the second page of results.

above wont fall down

i'm assuming that this is from either an inxs fan (though a fan probably wouldn't have to search for this) or else chicken little seeking reassurance.

i'm pleased to see i'm the first result out of over three million, though.

brandon lee's house

i'm sixth on this search- though i probably would have been higher were it not for tommy lee (and "all your trailer park are belong to us").

Amanda Peet foot soles

okay there, foot fetishist. since you did this search before i posted my last entry on the greek googler, i can only conclude that there's some sort of underground cult of folks with an unnatural interest in amanda peet's feet.

didn't i read somewhere that she's engaged? sorry, boys and girls- guess her feet are already spoken for.

(by the way, i am somewhat disappointed to learn that i'm the fourth result for this search. after all i've done for you people, i'm fourth???? i'll have to work on that.)

Duff and WNOK

this one was a local search. unfortunately, my section of the wnok page got all screwed up when the higher-ups recently switched us to a different template. however, i'm pleased to see the search resulted in multiple options- like heading straight to my blog.

i beat hilary duff for once! yay, me!

(before i let this one go, let me air a long-running pet peeve: due to an e.e. cummings fixation (among other things), i don't capitalize "duff"..... despite microsoft word's long-running attempt to convince me otherwise. go ahead and say it- i'm a little high maintenance.)

looking for nothing but a good time

this lurker was checking in from mexico. here's the important question: was he searching for poison lyrics, or internet porn? either way, this guy (or gal) did some serious digging to find me- i didn't see myself anywhere on the first ten pages of results.

is Gwen Stefani divorced

strangely enough, this search pointed a curios texan to my post on gwen getting engaged. (i believe this was during my since-abandoned "decluttering" project, when i shared news from back issues of rolling stone and the like.)

speaking of rolling stone, i came in a couple of spots after some rolling stone article with a passing mention of gwen stefani.

anne marie duff for a british actress, and somehow wind up here. stranger things have happened, i suppose.


woo-hoo! according to msn, i'm the seventh most important result for this search. celebratory drinks are on me, gang.

el chico calories

thanks to a comment, i come in fourth here.

should this health-conscious oklahoman pass through my blog again, let me just give one piece of advice: screw calories- try the top shelf chicken and mushroom quesadilla.

birds on a wire hardscrabble

hmm...somewhere out there, a new yorker is actually curious about a local south carolina restaurant...and it looks like they became sidetracked by my blog.

that's another notch on my keyboard.

Baltimore megaride adidas

i guess this industrious barazilian wanted to save a little time. instead of conducting two separate searches, he/she took the unusual approach and combined the two topics into one google. surprisingly, i was neither the only nor the first result.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

i've been around.......

this is something i've been meaning to do for a while, and stef seems to have found an easy way of doing it.

bold the states you've been to, underline the states you've lived in and italicize the state you're in now...

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C. /

go here to have a form generate the html for you.

(if you feel being in an airport counts- which i don't- mentally embold (is that the word i want? i feel soooo jessica simpson- minus the boobs) texas, too.

i also found the map format i've been searching for while perusing poppy cede's blog recently:

create your own visited states map

in short, i inherited from my parents the belief that this is a big country, and life's too short to spend it entirely in one place.

how about you?

Monday, August 08, 2005


while walking past our news radio station, i just heard that peter jennings succumbed to lung cancer yesterday. i wonder if dead or alive has updated yet.

in case you haven't found any other details, here's the yahoo obituary.

now what news will i watch?

Sunday, August 07, 2005

what goes in.......

it's been awhile since i last messed around with blogthings or quizilla. however, i recently found this on kiki's blog:


?? Which Of The Greek Gods Are You ??
brought to you by Quizilla

after taking the above test, i wandered over to blogthings to see if they had anything new and interesting up for grabs. this looked promising, until i realized they didn't really list anything i could conceivably consider myself addicted to. (actually, i was hoping they'd mention "potato chips", but that could just be because i've wolfed down half a bag of lay's sea salt and pepper chips (brought back from canada) in the past half an hour.)

i do not normally have this problem. in fact, were it not for canada, i could live quite happily without potato chips. (actually, let me also blame the utz company of hanover, pennsylvania, as i grew up on their delightful crab chips (flavored with old bay seasoning) and rippled sour cream and onion chips. however, the blame lies mostly with canada.)

most folks go to canada to take advantage of their cheap medications. i go for the chips. (well, for sightseeing, too, but i can easily claim that i have never returned from a trip to canada without at least a couple of bags of potato chips.) down here in south carolina, we get the usual mainstream flavors- the many wonderful varieties of doritoes (which are so addictive that i try not to even bring them into the apartment, lest i wipe out a bag of nacho cheesier whilst lounging on the couch...which is what i used to do back in the days when i had free time.), andy capp's fries (also wiped out easily if they make it into the pantry), and potato chips in original, barbeque, sour cream and onion, ranch, cheddar, and salt and vinegar flavors. nothing outrageously exciting there- you can pick them up in most parts of the country.

however, our neighbors to the north have been holding out on us.

i'm working my way through sea salt and pepper, but i could have just as easily brought in dill pickle chips, rippled buffalo wing chips, smokey bacon chips, all dressed chips (though i'm still trying to work out which flavors are involved in the making of that variety.), roasted chicken chips, or (this one intrigued me so much that i bought 5 bags) lobster flavored chips from prince edward island.

perhaps with a little more devotion to the cause, i could have shopped around and found the fries n' gravy chips i bought last year.....or the hot dog flavored chips from a few years ago. (note to self: saving the chips for longer than a couple of months is not a good idea.)

ketchup chips, while still considered "exotic" around here, are a little easier to come by- you can find them in maine, as well as on the other side of the border. (humpty dumpty- one of the producers of these unusual chip flavors- also used to offer sour cream and clam flavored chips, which were far more tasty than one might expect.)

with all of these palate-pleasing choices available, i suppose it's for the best that i only manage to get my hands on such variety twice a year.

speaking of my recent trip (and of the bathroom posts i've been compelled to put up lately), i noticed several photo-worthy shots while out and fact, there are too many for the photo blog, so i'll make you suffer through them here:

f-stop makes a pit stop at an outhouse near calais, maine.

the restrooms at the a&w restaurant in st. stephen, new brunswick

i'm leaving this one for my canadian friends to identify (think gas stations).

this festive restroom was found near harrisburg, pennsylvania. the christmas lights ran around the perimeter of the ceiling, and there were dead flowers everywhere. (my dad's wife would have been proud.)

no bathrooms in tomorrow's post- i promise.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

deja vu all over again

it's happened again.

you see, i hadn't planned on writing two bathroom-related posts in a row. however, i'm afraid this time, it's unavoidable.

i wandered across the building for a quick between-song whiz (i mean, uh, girls don't do that kind of stuff), and as soon as i opened the door, i was greeted with "what are you doing?"

now, if this sounds familiar to some of you longtime readers out there, that's because it is an eerily familiar situation.

fortunately, i stopped myself from answering, saving me the inevitably awkward responses.

"well, i can only be in here for a couple of reasons, so after i find myself a dry seat, i figure i'll take care of matters so i can continue to play music without having to perform "the pee pee dance" while doing so."

long pause.

"uh, i wasn't talking to you."

followed by (in a hushed tone):

"i'll call you back. someone's in here listening to our supersecret conversation, despite the fact that i'm practically calling trains in an effort to cover up the uh, *coughing* background noise and i'm actually loud enough that my coworkers have left their cubicles and are huddled by the water fountain outside this bathroom, hanging on every sordid detail of who/what i did last night."

okay- maybe i'm exaggerating a little, but not much.

the conversation was still going strong when i left.....and the party at the local end of the line seemed quite comfortable at their perch. i'm hoping they notice the friendly reminder on their way out.

Friday, August 05, 2005

yee-haw! oh, flush it already

it's another nascar truck race sort of evening, so i have plenty of time to write. yee-haw! (i know at least half of south carolina- the "cultured" half, of course- is currently plopped in a recliner, trying to decide between staying in and listening to the race or attending a showing of dukes of hazzard at a theater near them. again, yee-haw!)

first, my latest inspiration:

to whom it may concern (that means you, my female clear channel coworker):

i don't know who you are, and, quite frankly, i have just slightly too much of a life to stalk you and find out, but you know who you are, and that's what's important.

unfortunately, you also "know" that your shit doesn't stink, and apparently feel the need to leave the fruits of your bathroom labor unflushed, so that your coworkers may marvel at this phenomenon.

i hate to break it to you, but i am not captivated by the sight (and perceived lack of odor) of your crap. next time, send it to a watery grave- the sooner the better.

otherwise, rest assured that i will track down our newspaper-reading male coworker who spends inordinate amounts of time in the can and ask him to take a dump in your cubicle (or office- whichever applies).

thank you for your cooperation.


in other news, i keep forgetting to blog about an unusual piece of mail that was delivered while i was on vacation. it looked innocent enough, but oh, how easily i was deceived. (check my photo blog for pictures in the next day or two- i'm still trying to catch up with myself.)

all i can say is would you wear a thong mailed to you by the operators of a website you don't recall visiting?

......especially if it says "one size fits all", but looks like it fits star jones.....whom you are not?
......and on the back of this priceless (well, it was free, after all) piece of apparel, it says "oh!"

(ooh- i think i may have found something by googling "oh!" for an interesting link)


now, if you'll excuse me, i need to go post a note or two in the bathroom.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

you searched for what???

it's amazing the way folks find my blog.

recent searches discovered while snooping through my statcounter account:

duff gets new teeth
hmmm...and this didn't show up during my recent googlism?

im a barbie girl in a barbie world song
hopefully, they found what they were looking for here.

amanda peet feet sole foot
(if you follow the link, you should note that it seems to be a greek version of google, and that i'm the first entry on the second page of results.....above dave barry. surreal.)

female in thongs getting wedgie
who's the freak in california that actually searched for this? and, oh, the company i have on the results page......

fraggle rock dog sprocket! (sorry- had to share with the class.) thanks for the comment that landed me on that search, kal.

oh- that reminds me- i've left musical geekery, part deux unresolved. guess i should keep better track of these things, eh?

general public ----> fine young cannibals
english beat ----> big audio dynamite

when the english beat split up in 1983, dave wakeling and ranking roger formed general public, while andy cox and david steele formed fine young cannibals with roland gift. (by the way, the name "fine young cannibals" was taken from a 1960 film starring natalie wood and robert wagner.)

mick jones (of the clash and later, big audio dynamite) played on general public's 1984 debut album- which featured the single "tenderness".

the doors ---->simple minds

billy idol covered both "l.a. woman" (the doors) and "don't you (forget about me)"- they're both on his greatest hits album from a couple years ago.

duran duran ---->a-ha

i can't spoil this yet- somewhere out there, there's a james bond fan with the answer.

madonna ---->cyndi lauper
i said this one was for kal, and he didn't disappoint. haul out your copy of weird al yankovic's "dare to be stupid" and prepare to kick yourself.

that's all for now- i have some leads on the size of amanda peet's feet to check out, thanks to the mysterious greek googler.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

it's been so long since i last wrote one of my usual long-winded posts that i have no idea what topic to tackle. my current preoccupation is off-limits, my vacation notes, while long overdue, are best saved for a weekend, when i have hours to sit down and do them justice, and i'm too out of the loop on current events to hold a meaningful discussion....though i'm sure i could write a compelling piece on the dangers of eating too many bean burritos at once.

or maybe not. (it seemed like a good idea at the time, though.)


i'm borrowing this from larry and kal (thanks, guys) :

the idea behind this is that you put an "x" next to everything you've done........

() Been in a wet t-shirt contest
(x) Crashed a car (nothing major- just a couple of license plate rearrangements, basically)
() stolen a car
(x) Been in love
() Had a threesome
(x) Been dumped (egads....i lost count)
(x) Been fired
() Been in a fist fight
(x)Snuck out of the house
(xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
() Been arrested
(x) Made out with a stranger
() Gone on a blind date
(x) Lied to a friend
(x) Had a crush on a teacher (several- i seem to go for intelleigent boys)
(x) Been to Europe
(x) Skipped school
()Seen someone die
(x) Been to Canada
(x) Been to Mexico
(x) Been on a plane
(x) Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show
() Thrown up in a bar
() Purposely set a part of yourself on fire
(x) Eaten Sushi
() Been snowboarding
() Met someone from the internet in person
(x) Been moshing at a concert
() Been in an abusive relationship
() Taken painkillers
(x) Love someone or miss someone right now
(x) Laid and watched cloud shapes go by
(x) Made a snow angel
(x) Had a tea party
(x) Flown a kite
(x) Built a sand castle
(x) Gone puddle jumping (every chance i get)
(x) Played dress up
(x) Jumped into a pile of leaves
(x) Gone sledding
(x) Cheated while playing a game
(x) Been lonely (though it's rare, as i am really quite introverted and generally prefer being by myself most of the time. however, i am perfectly capable of feeling lonely when in the middle of a crowd.)
(x) Fallen asleep at work/school
() Used a fake ID (please- who would have belieed me? i look quite young as it is.
(x) Watched the sunset
(x) Felt an earthquake (small tremors count, right?)
(x) Touched a snake
(x) Slept beneath the stars
(x) Been tickled
() Been robbed
(x) Been misunderstood
(x) Pet a reindeer/goat
(x) Won a contest
(x) Run a red light (though i still think it was technically "yellow"
() Been suspended from school
(x) Been in a car accident
(x) Had braces (i'm currently sporting lavendar bands
(x) Felt like an outcast
(x) Eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night (damn you, ben and jerry, for your delightful "half-baked" creation)
(x) Had deja vu
() Danced in the moonlight (kal used the comment i had in mind....argh)
() Hated the way you look
() Witnessed a crime
() Pole danced
(x) Been obsessed with post-it notes
(x) Walked barefoot through the mud (last week, in fact)
(x) Been lost
() Been to the opposite side of the world
(x) Swam in the ocean
() Felt like dying
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
() Played cops and robbers
(x) Recently colored with crayons/colored pencils/markers
() Sung karaoke
(x) Paid for a meal with only coins
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't (
() Made prank phone calls when you were younger
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
() Danced naked in the rain (it's on my "to do" list, though)
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus
() Been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about
(x) Blown bubbles
() Had a bonfire on the beach
(x) Crashed a party
(x) Gone rollerblading
(x) Had a wish come true
() Worn pearls
() Jumped off a bridge
(x) Screamed the word penis in public (high school- long story)
() Ate dog/cat food
() Told a complete stranger you loved them
(x) Kissed a mirror
(x) Sang in the shower
(x) Owned a little black dress
(x) Had a dream that you married someone (it was quite unsettling)
(x) Glued your hand to something
() Got your tongue stuck to a flag pole
() Kissed a fish
(x) Worn the opposite sex's clothes
() Been a cheerleader
(x) Sat on a roof top
(x) Screamed at the top of your lungs
(x) Done a one-handed cartwheel
(x) Talked on the phone for more than 6 hours
(x) Stayed up all night
() Didn't take a shower for a week
(x) Picked and ate an apple right off the tree
(x) Climbed a tree
() Had a tree house
() Are NOT scared to watch scary movies
(hmmm....) Believe in ghosts
(x) Have more than 30 pairs of shoes (i'm sure i've got more than 30 pairs of sneakers....)
() Worn a really ugly outfit to school just to see what others say (hmm...nothing i wore was ugly to me, though others in middle school did not necessarily agree)
() Gone streaking (on my "to do" list)
() Played chicken
(x) Been skinny dipping
(x) Been pushed into a pool/lake with all your clothes on
() Been told you're beautiful by a complete stranger
(x) Broken a bone (a tooth counts, right?)
(x) Been easily amused
() Caught a fish then ate it
() Caught a butterfly
(x) Laughed so hard you cried
(x) Cried so hard you laughed
(x) Mooned/flashed someone
(x) Had someone moon/flash you
() Cheated on a test
(x) Forgotten someone's name
(x) Slept naked
() French braided someone's hair
() Grown a beard (err....i hope that is never a possibility)

perhaps something more original will spring to mind tomorrow evening.......i think i still have a contest or two i need to end..........and pictures to upload the next time i get a spare moment or two.

and yes, dani, today was a better day....though still not stellar by any means.


is my calendar wrong- was yesterday actually monday?