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February 3rd, 2009

09:30 pm: For your listening pleasure
go to you tube
find the sia performance from the david letterman show

January 30th, 2009

10:55 pm:
Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic

November 9th, 2008

04:39 pm: Actual Conversation
This afternoon, I was bored and washing dishes, which I hate. To stave off boredom as I worked, I called Mom's cell. Dad answered. We chit-chatted a bit, and Dad informs me he wants to return a tux he'd rented, but the store closes at 4, and my mother is upstairs "putzing around", whatever that means. Mom comes down the stairs, and Dad hands phone over to her. As I am speaking to my mother, I get the feeling she's a bit distracted. I learn she is folding laundry. And here's what transpired next...

Me: Do you really need to do that right now?

Mom: Is there something else I should be doing?

Me: Didn't Dad just say he wanted to go the tux store before it closed?

Mom: (still distracted) Oh, did he?

Me: Uh, yeah.

Mom: (yelling up the stairs) Did you want to go to the store today?

Dad: (faintly in the background) It's too late now.

Mom: (Still talking to Dad.) No, it's not, not if we go right now. (The tux store closes in 8 minutes. There is no way they will make it to the tux store before 4 even if they leave THIS SECOND. Talks back into phone.) I gotta go.

Me: Hold on a sec. I have soapy hands I gotta rinse off before I hang up.

Mom: But the store's gonna close and your Dad is upstairs waiting to go.

Me: Aren't you on a cell? (I know she is, they don't have a landline.)

Mom: (Quizzically, as though the question is confusing somehow.) Yeah.

Me: Then can't you go upstairs and get in the car whilst still on the phone?

Apparently this broke her brain, because she was rendered completely incapable of responding. I let her off the hook and said goodbye, then finished drying my hands and hung up. Then laughed. My mom.

November 5th, 2008

07:50 pm: Weird day
I've kinda felt like crying all day. I am so, so indescribably happy about our new president-elect! I was watching the news this morning, though, and they were showing all of these elderly black men weeping over the news, talking about how thier parents couldn't eat at lunch counters or go to movie theaters, or sit just anywhere on a bus, and now when they tell their grandchildren "you can be president one day" its not an empty statement.

And while we've come so far, we've still got such a distance to go. There is no little part of me that can come to terms with the fact that Prop 8 passed. It feels like a sick joke, and like someone HAS TO jump out and yell, "SIKE! Had you going, didn't I?"

And now I'm "working" on my homework, and listening to the Once soundtrack, which has my lil eyes all misty-like.

And I heard we might have flurries on Friday, and I always get a little emotional over the first flakes, even when they don't stick.

October 28th, 2008

09:00 pm: Know what?
I just registered for my LAST SEMESTER of college.

October 19th, 2008

06:46 pm: so, yeah
My kitchen still isn't done, my grad classes suck balls, and my best friend is prolly moving away.

But tonight, we are drinking beer. We are watching True Blood. I am with family and friends.

And it is good.

September 8th, 2008

05:33 pm: True Blood
I got the premier episode last week, thanks to a tip from woejilli, but I watched it again last night so I could see it in HD, since there's a crappy and annoying watermark on the DVD version. And while it was good, I'd already watched it twice, so last night's was the third viewing, and now I am soooooooo ready for episode 2, but have to wait a week.

Upon first viewing, I was a little distracted by some of the actors, as I kinda had a vision of what they looked like, but after rewatching a couple of times and getting accustomed, I think I like the cast. I notice that Alexander Skarsgard is in some of the previews as Eric, but he's still not on the cast list on IMDB. Can you say seriously funkin' hot, though?

I can.

Alexander Skarsgard.

September 7th, 2008

06:09 pm: Funny story
I just called the pizza place here in our little town. I order from there probably 2-3 times a week (and sometimes more) because a) we're remodeling our kitchen, b) I'm in grad school and have night classes several times a week, and c) I'm lazy and they're tasty. And, really, its unfair to call them a pizza place, as they serve pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and some chicken wings, strips, a couple desserts, etc. So anyway, The proprietors of this fine establishment are familiar with the name. Sometime they'll even tease us a bit on the phone ("I'm sorry, we're unfamiliar with that address, could you give us directions?" *wink, wink*) Anyway, they have a minimum order for delivery, and we've never gone below it before, to my knowledge. However, when I called tonight, the high school chick answering the phone told me we were TEN CENTS under the minimum order, and if we wanted it delivered, we should order soda or wings or cheese sticks to accompany the order. While I'm sure they're encouraged to try to upsell, or whatever they call it in "the biz", I am trying to watch the figure, and didn't want any of that other crap, so I told her I'd just come get it. I wasn't really mad, or even irritated, I just didn't particularly feel like going out. But I didn't get sarcastic or snide (shocking, I know) and glanced up at the clock to calculate when to leave to pick it up. However, not two minutes later, the owner (who also sent us a Christmas card including a gift certificate to thier fine establishment) called and said, loud and pointedly "Apparently, some of my crew doesn't realize how often you order from us. We'll have your order there in a bit." SOOOOOO Sweet! I love them. Anytime I get frustrated about having to drive to Minneapolis, Omaha, or Kansas City to see a decent show, I hope I remember there's a lot to be said for small town living.

September 5th, 2008

05:31 pm: It's a comin'
This morning, when I was walking from my car to the school, I saw my breath, and it was good.

August 31st, 2008

02:53 pm: I RULE!!
I wanted to play wii fit, but didn't really feel like investing $90, only to find it was kind of lame, so I sniffed around and found one of my co-workers had purchased it. I asked him if I could borrow it sometime, and he said this weekend would be perfect, since they're going to the lake for Labor Day. We plugged it in today, and I have to say it's a lot of fun. Even more so because my husband started a profile right after me, and we already have a 'friendly' competition going for who can get 1st place on some of the different games. I must admit, it is pure comedy gold watching him trying to shake his hips to do the hula hoop!! Despite his best efforts, he cannot break by record of 317!! I rule.

I am also rereading all of the Sookie Stackhouse novels beore the show premiers THIS SUNDAY. As a result, I'm in a constant state of arousal and alternately fantasizing about vampires and were-tigers. Just kidding. (No I'm not.) My berry bestest informed me that the premier episode was available at our friendly (not) neighborhood Best Buy, so DH went and picked it up for me. I must say, it was pretty titillating. The opening credits featured nudity, even. I read some criticism on the imdb boards that the show basically boiled down to soft-core porn, but honestly--have they ready the books?!? I would have been disappointed if it was anything but!!! The HBO watermark was a little distracting, though, so I'm looking forward to the premier in HD a mere 7 short days away.

Looking forward to Dirty Jobs marathon tomorrow. Then back to the grindstone.

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