Sunday, December 31, 2006


There's about 300,000 people like twenty minutes away from me listening to bands and gawking at Britney & Pamela & Kid Rock and waiting for all the casinos to shoot off fireworks. I'm watching it on tv. Every time I decide to stay at home on New Year's Eve I get a little bummed that I'm not down in the thick of things. But the four times I was down in the thick of things I kind of wished I was at home. Last year I just went to bed and fast-forwarded through the festivities on the DVR to see if anyone made a fool of themselves or got arrested or something. At least this year I'm staying awake.

Only five minutes until midnight!! Yay!! Good riddance to 2006. Hopefully 2007 is the best year ever.

Friday, December 22, 2006

I think it really can read my mind...

This was supposed to be a gift for someone but it just guessed that I was thinking about a tv, nail clippers, a volcano and a lava lamp. What the heck? I figured it might get lamp but lava lamp?! It's the coolest toy ever! I'm totally keeping it for myself and playing with it until I win or go insane trying.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Replacing a rant...

I had posted a rant here about how crappy my afternoon was but, in the spirit of my New Year's Resolution to be a happier person who doesn't let work stuff annoy me, I'm replacing it with a list of a few things that I've been enjoying lately.

StumbleUpon There used to be a web browser that would send you to random sites that I loved. I can't remember the name of it but I missed it. This is actually better than that because you can tell it what kinds of websites you like to be sent to. I've found tons of games and photo sites and things that might be illegal that I never would have found on my own.

Internet Archive I've only used it for the great Old Time Radio collections but I'm planning on spending quite a bit of time snooping around the ephemeral films section soon.

RUSC and OldTimeRadioFans are also great places to download old radio shows. I'm completely obsessed with them now. I've been listening to them all day every day at work and the days are just flying by. My favorite is still the sci-fi series "X Minus One" but "The Saint" (with Vincent Price) and "Dragnet" are great, too. I'm also really enjoying all the WW2 era variety shows and the commercials. Really fun stuff.

The Lost Room I watched all six hours twice last weekend. They totally better make this into a series or at least do another miniseries because I haven't had that much fun with a tv show in a long time.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Merry Holidays...

Office Christmas party today! Woohoo! There were a couple of cute magicians and a sort of lame hypnotist. The sort of lame hypnotist "hypnotised" a totally hot car wash manager who proceeded to tear off his shirt, dance like a ballerina and do some awesome kung fu fighting. There is much discussion about whether he was faking it or not but he was quite entertaining either way so yay for him. I was included in a group picture where I look positively hideous. Like truly horrifying. I stole the picture but I think there are copies so I'm sure it will be included in some sort of company scrapbook anyway. They had great prizes like Ipods and portable DVD players and a $500 Best Buy gift certicate. I won nothing. On the way out I did steal the really pretty flower arrangement from my table, however, so yay for me.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Bellagio Christmas

A couple of pictures from the Bellagio Christmas display:

This is from the candy story down the hall from the flowers. It's all edible.

I feel as if I should write more. I'm not going to though.

I don't have a title...

They’ve been doing explosives training for the past few days at the abandoned building next door to where I work. I’ve just been sitting at my desk pretending to be busy when BOOM! It’s quite distracting. Even more distracting is that I’ve been told that today’s explosions are going to be even louder than the previous explosions but, thus far, they haven’t been. So I’m just sitting here anticipating the big one. How am I supposed to concentrate on my work? I’m just saying that I shouldn’t be held responsible for today’s productivity.

I was very unhappy with last night’s Survivor episode. Jonathon? Why? He had slowly become one of my all-time favorites. I wanted a Jonathon/Yul finale. It better not get down to Parvati and Adam. I’m also not particularly excited about Becky and Sundra. Ozzy’s ok but I really want Yul to win. Please let Yul win. If Yul doesn’t win I will never watch Survivor again. (Which is, of course, a total lie because I totally will watch Survivor again even if Adam wins and then proposes to Candice on the reunion show.)

That Girl marathon on TV Land this weekend! Awesome.

Friday, November 24, 2006

I am Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout...

This page is an interesting read: The Forbidden Library

Some of my favorites:

Clan of the Cave Bear. Jean Auel. Coronet. Challenged at the Berrien Springs, Mich. High School for its use in classrooms and libraries (1988), Banned from the Cascade Middle School library in Eugene, Oreg. (1992), Challenged, but retained on the Moorpark High School recommended reading list in Simi Valley, Calif. (1993), despite objections that it contains "hardcore graphic sexual content." (Purchase)

In junior high we all knew what page to turn to for the good stuff.

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Anne Frank. Modern Library. Challenged in Wise County, Va. (1982) due to "sexually offensive" passages. Four members of the Alabama State Textbook Committee (1983) called for the rejection of this book because it is a "real downer." (Purchase)

I have noticed that most of the holocaust stories are real downers. Didn’t anyone write a diary where they just had fun with it?

A Light in the Attic. Shel Silverstein. Harper. Challenged at the Cunningham Elementary School in Beloit, Wis. (1985) because the book "enourages children to break dishes so they won't have to dry them." Removed from Minot, N.Dak. Public School libraries when the superintendent found "suggestive illustrations." Challenged at the Big Bend Elementary School library in Mukwonago, Wis. (1986) because some of Silverstein's poems "glorified Satan, suicide and cannibalism, and also encouraged children to be disobedient." (Purchase)
Where the Sidewalk Ends. Shel Silverstein. Harper. Challenged at the West Allis-West Milwaukee, Wis. school libraries (1986) because the book "suggests drug use, the occult, suicide, death, violence, disrespect for truth, disrespect for legitimate authority, rebellion against parents." Challenged at the Central Columbia School District in Bloomsburg, Pa. (1993) because a poem titled "Dreadful" talks about how "someone ate the baby." On the other hand, this book does present the negative consequences of not taking the garbage out. (Purchase)

This just makes me want to go read all of my Shel Silverstein books again. And then take some drugs, break some dishes and lie to my parents about that wild weekend where I worshiped Satan and got a tattoo of Ricardo Montalban on my shoulder.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Dear Santa...

All I want for Christmas is my own revolving drum corp. Awesome.


YAY!!!!! 4 1/2 day weekend!!!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Robin Sparkles rocks...

"How I Met Your Mother"'s Robin has a dirty little secret.

It's catchy, though.


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

So now I can't blame my father anymore?...

Last night my mother and I were chitchatting about before I was born. My mother apparently wanted a boy because she thought my brother was the bees knees and figured a girl would be harder to raise. She says that she worried the whole time she was pregnant with me that, if I were a girl, I would get my heart broken and possibly worse by men. Fast forward about 36 years and I'm single and have absolutely no interest in dating. So I'm thinking maybe my mother imprinted her worries into my little fetus brain causing me to avoid relationships for fear of getting my heart broken and possibly worse. That's heavy, man. Heavy and deep.

On a completely unrelated note: I can't get the song "SexyBack" out of my head and it's really sort of driving me insane.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Stuff of no importance...

This website is awesome. I now have a big crush on Bob Hope. Alas, I was born about fifty years too late to do anything about it.

I love "Brothers and Sisters". I hope Justin doesn’t have to go back to war. Hopefully Calista can use her wiles on Rob Lowe to get him out of it. I realized last night that I only know two of the characters' names on that show. I just call everyone else by their actors' names. Except for the gay one and his cute boyfriend. I don’t know the actors' names so I call them the gay one and his cute boyfriend. I really need to make more of an effort to learn all the characters' names.

After much thought I’ve decided that I would like to have Hiro’s power to bend space and time a smidge more than Charlie’s power of amazing memory. Profit’s power of flight is pretty cool but sort of limited. The cheerleader’s power seems like it’s just asking for trouble. Same with the hearing of people’s thoughts. I certainly don’t want to be radioactive or have a crazy, murderous altar-ego. Those seem more like curses than super-powers. And the future painting dude has the whole heroin issue that doesn’t seem too appealing. Walking through walls wouldn’t be that fun after the first couple of times. Controlling technology might be ok but it’s certainly not better than stopping time. Hiro totally lucked out with that one.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Random work tip...

If you’re training on a new job and you don’t know what you’re doing, don’t throw away pages of the training notes that you consider unimportant. If they were unimportant then the person compiling the notes probably wouldn’t have included them. Finding out that you threw them away might make the person trying to help with your training very, very annoyed with you.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Office brings the sexy back...


Everybody back in the pool...

No jury duty. I called last night and they said that if my badge number fell in between these two numbers I had to be at the courthouse at 8am. If not, then I would just be put back in the jury pool and receive another summons later. My number was way higher than the ones they called. I sort of feel like I dodged the draft one would have shot at me if I had to go to jury duty. I hope no one would have shot at me, at least.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I love the movie 12 Angry Men....

I may or may not have jury duty next week. I’ll find out on Monday night at six if I have to go in the next day. I don’t really know how I feel about it. First I got pretty upset because my company doesn’t pay for jury duty and I only have five days of vacation time which is supposed to last until next August. I imagined this scenario where I was chosen for some three month sequestered mob trial and I’d have to file bankruptcy because I couldn’t pay my bills and I’d get evicted and end up living in one of those scary little motels behind the MGM Grand. Or that I was picked for a case and all the other jurors hated me and I had to spend all day locked in a room getting bullied by them until I cried. Or that the judge would ask me all these incredibly personal questions and I’d have to answer in front of everybody or he would find me in contempt of court and I’d have to go to jail. So then I started getting really angry about how unfair it was that I was being forced to give up my vacation time and getting yelled at and going to jail and maybe having to move into a scary little motel behind the MGM Grand when all I was doing was trying to fulfill my civic duty. I mean, really! How dare the government treat me this way!

Once I stopped making up horrible jury scenarios, though, I started to get a little excited about it. Or, if not excited, then at least interested. I’ve never been to the courthouse before so it might be kind of fun to see how everything looks and works. I used Google blog search to look up other people’s jury experiences and, other than a couple of clearly deranged people, everyone seemed to get through the process without anything too horrible happening to them.

Google blog search is pretty fun, by the way. I’m going to have to use it more often.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

I even watch tv in my sleep...

I dreamed I was watching tv with my cousin Johnny, who I haven't seen in ten years, and some woman I don't know.

First we watched a commercial for a cardio wing at a hospital. The commercial starts out with a really rocking band and a bunch of dancers and then the camera starts pulling out and you start hearing less and less of the music and more and more of the bass thumping. Then the camera is focused on some guy's chest and it turns out that your heartbeat is really just the thumping bass of some crazy dance party going on in your heart.

I turned the channel (and it was an old tv so you had to sit in front of it and turn the nob) and next was David Hasselhoff Live In Concert. He was playing the piano and singing a lovely version of "Can't Help Falling in Love". My cousin Johnny didn't want to watch David Hasselhoff so we turned the channel again.

Next was some sort of sports channel which was featuring rowing I think. There was a long line of handsome young fellas in speedos wearing little shower cap-like things with tiny gold crowns on the top. They had to walk down a long flight of stairs and across a busy freeway with their rowing equipment (including their boat) before they could start the competition.

Next channel was Samantha Brown Passport to Europe. This episode was Venice, the capital of Austria. It was very green with lovely bridges but no water that I saw and a beautiful capital building that doubled as a famous restaurant called "Casa del Sol".

Then my dog woke me up.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

New TV shows I like...

Dexter: I have a crush on a serial killer. I can’t help it. The dude is smart and cute.---> And he only kills people who deserve it. That’s not so bad, right? Whatever. He’s cute. The opening credits are creepy.

Jericho: I don’t care that the critics think it’s boring and depressing. It’s a post-apocalyptic soap opera starring Skeet Ulrich. That’s good stuff.

Heroes: Profit can fly! What’s hotter than that? Do you wanna know what’s hotter? Mohinder. -----> And he doesn’t even have a superpower. His hotness is his superpower.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: I’m sensing a pattern in the shows that I like but…Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford are funny and I like to look at them. I also like Amanda Peet, though. And I like the teacher woman from Jericho. So I don’t only watch TV shows because I think the guys are cute. Just look at the next one.

Ugly Betty: I watch for Betty. It’s not my fault that they hired the very attractive Eric Mabius to be her boss. ----> I would like it even if he wasn’t very attractive. I probably wouldn’t like it as much but I’d still like it.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Just great...

I yelled at my mom in front of the cute guy with the beagle this morning. So now he's never going to marry me. Not that the chance was all that great that he was going to marry me before since he doesn't know me and I think he might be gay but now he's really not going to marry me because he thinks I'm the girl that yells at her mother. Which I am but not in a bad way. Not that he'll ever know that. And I wouldn't care so much if it were just the beagle but I saw him with this other dog and it's just as cute. Oh well...I guess a marriage based on my love of his dogs wouldn't have lasted all that long anyway.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

It's fall...

I know this because the Bellagio changed their flower display.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Where the heck are the memory caves?...

I stubbed my pinkie toe on my bathroom door last night. I don’t think it’s broken but it hurts like the dickens.

I spent hours and hours this weekend playing a game called “Aveyond.” I didn’t mean to waste so much time with it but I kept stumbling into these other lands and then I had to explore them and there was always a cave or something that led to another land I had to explore and then I kept getting all of these tasks and I can’t find the key to uncurse the ghost city and I can’t find the fairy land so the Mountain King and Snow Queen will get back together and quit fighting. I did find the little cat’s voice box and returned it to him in Teacup City but he totally didn’t give me anything good for it. I mean, he thanked me and all but I was kind of expecting some sort of token or amulet or something. I did fight a harpy for it after all. Whatever.

Anyway, when I wasn’t debating whether or not to delete Aveyond from my computer, I started watching “24” from season one. Man that’s a good show. I’ve only watched two hours and I’m totally hooked. I can’t figure out who the good guys are and who the bad guys are and why these people are kidnapping those people and they’ve already blown up a plane and shot a bunch of people and Keifer Sutherland is soooo cool…it’s awesome.

Vacation in two weeks! I’m going to Las Vegas for nine days! Yay! And I live in Las Vegas so that saves us a lot on airfare and hotel and car rental. Whoohoo!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

I love Dr Will...

I really hope Dr Will wins Big Brother All Stars. He is the best contestant ever.

And he's cute.


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

They can't even survive one night alone?...

I downloaded this game called Virtual Villagers last night and started playing it before I went to bed. It’s one of those games that keeps playing even when you close it down. So I wake up this morning and check to see what happened and I get this message saying that they’re out of food and one of my villagers is dead and now he's decomposing. What’s up with that? Now I’m actually sitting here at work wondering if all my villagers are dying since I’m not there to teach them how to harvest crops or fish or something. That’s not a very fun game. It’s sort of stressing me out.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

He's not really 16 so it's not really creepy...

The ceiling fell in my mom's bathroom. My mom's tub is filled with the ceiling. She called the office but got the answering service. She told them that there was a big hole above the tub. They took her name and phone number and said that the maintenance people would call and then they never did. Wouldn't the ceiling falling in at least warrant a call? I bet they never even get the message. The answering service girl probably used the back of the message to write down the phone number of the hot guy who changes the light bulbs in her office. Oh well...hopefully the rest of the ceiling won't cave before we can actually get someone to come look at it.

On a completely different note, I'm really liking the show Kyle XY. Not just because Matt Dallas is incredibly good looking, either. Although that certainly adds to the enjoyment. Geez. Just look at him over there. So dreamy.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Is this for real?...

Janet's latest photographic discovery inspired me to do a little research and I came up with That Girl Emily's blog. If we can believe that this is all true and not some sort of teaser for a movie or tv show or something, Emily is mighty po'd at Steven and is spending 14 days letting it all out.

ETA: Ok...a little more research and I came up with the idea that it might be a campaign for a new show on CourtTV. Maybe? I guess I'll just have to wait and see. It's funny either way.

Last month my mom saw a billboard like this here in Las Vegas. I was sort of hoping that it was just some flatulent nut that put it up but it appears to be an ad for the Cartoon Network.

Apparently there will be "I pooted" toys soon! How fun for parents everywhere!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

I thought I was safe since I was First Class..

I went to the Titanic and Bodies exhibits at the Tropicana today. They were both a lot different than I was expecting. The Bodies one was more serious than I thought it would be and the Titanic one was a lot more fun.

The Bodies exhibit sort of seems like it's going to be a freak show or something when you read about it but it was fully educational. You pretty much see and learn how everything in the body works. There's an audio tour which I wasn't all that into until I discovered that I could listen to the kid's version. That was much more fun. There were skeletons and cross sections of organs and your entire digestive system all layed out. I got to hold a brain and a heart. I saw a diseased liver and some black smoker's lungs. There was a box next to that display to throw your cigarettes into after they'd scared you. There were quite a few packs in there, too. There is also a section on the stages of fetal growth that's pretty incredible. Without getting too political, it really messed with my right to choose views. They give you the option to skip that room if you want.

When you walk into the Titanic exhibit they give you a boarding pass with a name of a passenger that was on the ship and at the end you get to see whether you lived. I was George Widener, a first class passenger traveling with my wife, son and a male and female servant. The women lived but my son, servant and I all died. Darned women and children first rule. The exhibit had a lot of great artifacts. Stuff you'd think for sure would have been destroyed. There was a replica of the grand staircase (which totally made me think of Leonardo DiCaprio) and a super-cool replica of the Promenade deck that made you feel like you were there. (And...okay...totally made me think of Leonardo DiCaprio.) The audio tour was great. I really got a sense of what it was like to be on the ship.

They're a little spendy (it cost me $45 to see both of them with the audio tours) but I'd recommend seeing them both. If you can just see one, I'd go with the Titanic. I just thought it was more fun.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Well, these are weird...

Emmy nominations came out today. They're kind of all over the place. Because I know the world is dying to know, I've bolded who I'd like to win in the categories that I care about.

Drama Series: "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; "House," Fox; "The Sopranos," HBO; "24," Fox; "The West Wing," NBC.
Where's Lost? Although it would probably take House's place and I'd rather House be nominated.

Comedy Series: "Arrested Development," Fox; "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO; "The Office," NBC; "Scrubs," NBC; "Two and a Half Men," CBS.
I like these nominations. I know people are griping about Two and a Half Men but I think it's funny.

Actor, Drama Series: Denis Leary, "Rescue Me," FX Network; Peter Krause, "Six Feet Under," HBO; Kiefer Sutherland, "24," Fox; Martin Sheen, "The West Wing," NBC.
Excuse me. House wouldn't be the best drama if there wasn't any Hugh Laurie. I don't actually watch any of these shows except SFU, though. Maybe everyone else is super good.

Actress, Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer," TNT; Geena Davis, "Commander in Chief," ABC; Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC; Frances Conroy, "Six Feet Under," HBO; Allison Janney, "The West Wing," NBC.
Ooh!! Thanks to a TNT marathon a couple of weeks ago I loooove The Closer.

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: William Shatner, "Boston Legal," ABC; Oliver Platt, "Huff," Showtime; Michael Imperioli, "The Sopranos," HBO; Gregory Itzin, "24," Fox; Alan Alda, "The West Wing," NBC.
I don't watch any of these shows. I have a little crush on Alan Alda so I'll choose him.

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Candice Bergen, "Boston Legal," ABC; Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Blythe Danner, "Huff," Showtime; Jean Smart, "24," Fox.
I love all of these actresses so I'll be happy with anyone. Chandra Wilson introduced the world to vajayjay though so I'm going to root for her.

Actor, Comedy Series: Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO; Kevin James, "The King of Queens," CBS; Tony Shalhoub, "Monk," USA; Steve Carell, "The Office," NBC; Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men," CBS.
This category seems to be causing some problems for people. I like that Kevin and Charlie got nominated. They make me laugh a lot.

Actress, Comedy Series: Lisa Kudrow, "The Comeback," HBO; Jane Kaczmarek, "Malcolm in the Middle," Fox; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine," CBS; Stockard Channing, "Out of Practice," CBS; Debra Messing, "Will & Grace," NBC.
Lisa Kudrow was so funny on The Comeback. I didn't like the show much but she was great. I love Stockard Channing but I'm thinking there's probably someone more deserving out there. Mary Louise Parker comes to mind.

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Will Arnett, "Arrested Development," Fox; Jeremy Piven, "Entourage," HBO; Bryan Cranston, "Malcolm in the Middle," Fox; Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men," CBS; Sean Hayes, "Will & Grace," NBC.
All these people are funny but...c'mon...Ari has to win. He's hilarious.

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Cheryl Hines, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO; Alfre Woodard, "Desperate Housewives," ABC; Jaime Pressly, "My Name Is Earl," ABC; Elizabeth Perkins, "Weeds," Showtime; Megan Mullally, "Will & Grace," NBC.
What!?!? Alfre Woodard?!? That's a ridiculous nomination.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I blame Thom from Queer Eye...

My plans for the 4th were to sit on the couch in my jammies and watch the Monk marathon on USA. Instead, my mom and I decided Monday night that the furniture in every room in our apartment was arranged badly and was making us depressed. So we spent Monday night and all day Tuesday rearranging everything. Tables, bookshelves, desks, loveseats, beds, tvs, dressers, trunks, rugs, entertainment centers...nothing was left alone. Now I'm back at work and exhausted. Ah least my apartment looks awesome. And I have all the Monks recorded so I can watch them later.

Monday, June 26, 2006

These questions are so random...

I got these questions from Jessica who got them from Jane who got them from Whoorl who got them from someone who got them from someone who got them from glittermouse who used the words "bollocking hell" which I think may soon become my answer to #1.

1. What curse word do you use the most? Variations of ass: Jackass. Lazeass. Crankass.
2. Do you own an iPod? No.
3. Who on your MySpace “Top 8” do you talk to the most? I don't really use MySpace.
4. What time is your alarm clock set for? 6:15 am on weekdays but I hit the snooze until 6:30. On weekends the alarm is off.
5. What color is your room? White.
6. Flip-flops or sneakers? Sneakers
7. Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? Take the picture.
8. What’s the last movie you watched? Elmer Gantry
9. Do any of your friends have children? Yes
10. Has anyone ever called you lazy? Me and my mom. My coworkers would be shocked at how lazy I really am.
11. Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep faster? Not lately. I used to take over-the-counter stuff like Tylenol PM sometimes.
12. What CD is currently in your CD player? A country music mix cd.
13. Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk? Soy milk
14. Has anyone told you a secret this week? No
15. Have you ever given someone a hickey? No
16. Who was the last person to call you? A vendor wanting their check.
17. Do you think people talk about you behind your back? Definitely.
18. Did you watch cartoons as a child? Some but not a lot. I mostly watched reruns of Mr Ed, Leave It To Beaver, Father Knows Best…stuff like that.
19. How many siblings do you have? One brother
20. Are you shy around the opposite sex? Sometimes.
21. What movie do you know every line to? Valley Girl (You have to find it on the menu on the left. This site is awesome, though.)
22. Do you own any band t-shirts? a Clay Aiken one
23. What is your favorite salad dressing? Applebee’s honey mustard
24. Do you read for fun? All the time
25. Do you cry a lot? I cry at books and tv and movies a lot. Not so much about my life unless I get really mad about something.
26. Who was the last person to text message you? My brother but I didn’t know how to reply so I just called him back.
27. Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop? Desktop.
28. Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoo? No.
29. What is the weather like? Hot
30. Would you ever date someone covered in tattoos? Sure
31. Is sex before marriage wrong? Sex without a serious commitment is wrong for me.
32. When was the last time you slept on the floor? When I first moved to Las Vegas.
33. How many hours of sleep do you need to function? I don’t know. Five?
34. Are in love or lust? No. Unless you count Jim from “The Office”. Then yes to both.
35. Are your days full and fast-paced? Not usually.
36. Do you pay attention to calories on the back of packages? Sometimes.
37. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 36
38.Are you picky about spelling and grammar? I don’t like it when things are spelled wrong on business stuff like signs.
39. Have you ever been to Six Flags? This is a weird question. Why Six Flags? My answer is once, when I was about four.
40. Do you get along better with the same or opposite sex? I get along with both about the same.
41. Do you like cottage cheese? Never tried it.
42. Do you sleep on your side, tummy or back? I fall asleep on my side and then I move all over.
43. Have you ever bid for something on eBay? Once I bought the James Spader/Robert Downey Jr classic Tuff Turf. That’s the only time I can remember, though.
44. Do you enjoy giving hugs? Not particularly.
45. What song did you last sing out loud? Brand New Girlfriend (I like the 'kissy-kissy, smoochy-smoochy talkin' mooshy-mooshy bout nothin' part)
46. What is your favorite tv show? At this moment it’s “The Office” but it changes frequently.
47. Which celebrity, dead or alive, would you want to have lunch with? If I could be guaranteed complete honesty on anything I ask then I’d like to have lunch with Katie Holmes.
48. Last time you had butterflies in your stomach? I don't remember. I get them a lot so it was probably pretty recently.
49. What one thing do you wish you had? Massive wealth.
50. Favorite lyrics? Probably Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (the Ella Fitzgerald version)

Saturday, June 24, 2006

I don't care that he's fictional...

There's a show on NBC called "The Office" and there's a character on that show called Jim and I'm in love with him.

I know that it could never work because he's in love with Pam.

Also, he isn't a real person.

I still love him, though.

Very, very much.

What the heck?...

I just cooked a frozen pizza and when I took it out of the oven it was whistling. Is that normal?

If I never blog again I've probably died from eating the whistling pizza. Have the CSI team check the leftovers.


Although the whistling pizza was not very good, I have survived.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

I just can't stop...

It all began again with The Bold and the Beautiful. I reaaaally didn't want to get sucked into that one but everyone else was doing it so I tried it and then I started watching every day in the breakroom at lunch. And it's stupid! It's not even good! Creepy Ridge and Dopey Brooke and Poor Bridget. Then Days had it's 40th anniversary. I had to watch the Bo and Hope marathon on Soapnet. I just had to. And I had to read a couple of Days message boards just to join in the reminiscing. That seemed harmless enough. But I read that Matt Ashford was back as Jack. And I loved Matt Ashford as Jack. So I had to tune in just to see him again and I saw Shawn and Mimi. They were hot together. I wanted to see if they were even hotter the next day. So I set it to record on the DVR. I was getting hooked again. After about a week I realized that I had been down this soapy road before and nothing good could come of it. So I stopped recording Days and I stopped watching B&B. But everybody at work watches B&B. They all talk and laugh and I was missing out on all the fun. I decided that it would be ok just to watch that one. It's thirty minutes a day. And I make fun of it. If I'm not taking it seriously then it isn't a problem, right?

Then NBC announced that Steve and Kayla were coming back to Days. Patch! But I wasn't going to watch. I wasn't going to get hooked again. I hadn't counted on the internet though. First I just figured I'd watch an old clip or two on youtube. Just to see if they were as good as I remembered, you know? But they were! They were sooo good. I had to see another and another. And then someone showed me how to score some Jack & Jennifer. And the next thing I know I'm staying up until two in the morning watching twenty year old Days of Our Lives clips. Within hours I've got a couple of gigabites of vintage soap on my computer and I just want more! I've got a lead on some good Justin & Adrienne but I'm dying to get my hands on some primo Eden & Cruz or Simon & Jessie or Johnny & Roxie. Plus, I've signed up for this site so I'm watching soaps from fifty years ago. And Days is back on the DVR to be recorded list because I have to see the big Steve and Kayla reunion. I'm sliding down that slippery slope of addiction. It's like the summer after 8th grade all over again.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

I dig the clothes...

My company had a picnic today and it was like 107 degrees. I don't really enjoy company events but I always feel guilty about not going since someone has spent a lot of time planning them. So I went to the hot park and roamed around and played picnic paparazzi sneaking pictures of my co-workers for about an hour and a half. I also had my picture taken and talked to a bunch of people from work so no one can say I didn't show up. Then I came home and watched tv in my air conditioned apartment as God intended. It was a decent picnic, though. I liked the stiltwalker dude.

I just watched "The Secret of Roan Inish" and I'm just about dying to chuck it all and move to Ireland to run a shop or something.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Maybe my favorite Bellagio display ever...

Model trains! And trolleys! And little miniature Bellagios and Smithsonians and farms and bridges and tunnels and hot air balloons! And kites! They even have a little miniature nursery rhyme village with the three pigs and the little kittens who lost their mittens and the old woman who lived in a shoe! Awesome.

How does he do that?...

This guy was on So You Think You Can Dance last night. I thought he was pretty amazing.


I'm not ashamed to admit it...

What with Lost, AI, House, So You Think You Can Dance and Clay’s new haircut I never got around to posting about last Sunday.

I went to the all-day free concert down at the Fremont Street Experience. It was quite a mixed crowd. The concert was teamed up with a Harley Davidson motorcycle ride for charity. So there were a lot of motorcycle people that looked like they stepped right out of “Mask”. No Sam Elliott look- alike as far as I could see, though. Darn. They got to stand in their own little gated off section and there was lots of dancing going on in there. They seemed to be drinking a lot but never acted drunk. I can't say that for everybody, though.

You know that family in low-budget horror movies that live in the rundown cabin in the woods? The family that is always drunk and over-sexed due to years of in-breeding and possibly some nuclear waste exposure from the illegal dumping in the creek out back? I stood next to that family for about three hours. One woman sprawled on a beach chair surrounded by garbage. I’m not just talking a couple of wrappers. I’m talking hours worth of garbage. Another woman decided it was a good idea to pull her tshirt up under her breasts even though her breasts were reaaaally saggy and her stomach was reaaaally flabby. That woman’s closest companions were a supremely drunk girl in a bandeau top who kept flashing her boobs at the stage and another supremely drunk girl who was inexplicably wearing a long-sleeved thermal Old Navy shirt even though it was like 85 degrees out. Old Navy girl spent most of her time dancing with/molesting the men around her. One of those men decided to pour alcohol all over some other woman’s chest and lick it up. This was all in a crowd of people, mind you. Including lots of little kids. Lovely.

During Muzik Mafia I stood next to a couple who were very fond of the “sexy” dancing. They were both like 5 feet tall and the guy was in the front rubbing his butt up and down the girl. Which I thought was odd. I’m no dance expert but I think it’s supposed to be the other way around. He kept hitting me with his flailing little arms.

The concert itself was pretty decent. Montgomery Gentry, Big and Rich, Dierks Bentley, Trick Pony, Gretchen Wilson, Muzik Mafia, Buddy Jewell, Rocky Lynn, Little Big Town, Brian McOmas, Emerson Drive and some other people I don’t remember performed. The sound wasn’t all that great and it was a lot of standing, though. Plus, they were handing out free Berries & Cream Dr Pepper and everyone was pouring them on the concrete so the ground was super-sticky.

We got tired at one point so we skipped out for a few hours and saw Mission Impossible 3. Some woman talked on her cellphone the whole movie. And there were only like 20 people in the theater and this family still decided to sit right next to me. They didn’t even leave an empty chair between us. What’s up with that? I moved. I hate going to the movies. I’d much rather just NetFlix it later and watch it at home. The movie was good, though. I love Tom Cruise.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Things I learned today...

If you throw a free country music concert really trashy drunk people will show up.

Using night flash and the highest level zoom in a crowd of really trashy drunk people makes for really blurry pictures.

Even if there are only 20 people in a movie theater, the annoying rude ones will sit right next to me.

In and Out Double Doubles taste better after midnight.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Some thoughts and stuff and whatnot...

What's with tv shows killing off characters this year? At least six of my shows have killed a character off. And a couple of them were characters that I really liked. I admit, it makes for good television but...c''s one thing to kill people off of a big ensemble like Lost but there were only three main characters on Ghost Whisperer. Did one of them have to get squashed by a falling airplane? With Andrea gone, who's going to work in the store while Love runs around yakking it up with the spirit world?

Speaking of death: The Death Psychic
(Warning: no one dies a peaceful death according to this site.)

Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally) sang "Unforgettable" on the Will and Grace finale and I thought it was so lovely that I teared up a little.

There used to be a YouTube video here but it was pulled by the Man. Damn the Man.

If you go here and click on video library you can watch clips from all the seasons of SNL. It's pretty cool. And, for the moment anyway, there's a really cute picture of Kevin Spacey!

I've seen this linked a couple of places. At first I didn't get what all the fuss was about. Then I thought it was sort of cute. Then the guy busted out some Vanilla Ice moves and I was hooked.


Sunday I'm going to an all-day boot-stompin' party down at the Fremont Street Experience. It's motorcycles and Montgomery Gentry and Two Foot Fred and Big and Rich and maybe even Keith Urban! For free! Cool.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Grey's Anatomy is my favorite show but...

Man, Izzie Stevens is irritating. Seriously. I just spent three hours yelling at the tv because Izzie Stevens is so irritating.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Blah blah...I'm boring....

Hmmm....what have I been up to lately.

I swapped chairs at work. The chairs the regular folk get at work aren't all that comfy so I was using a big leather chair that an ex-co-worker had taken from the lawyer but she didn't like it so I swapped the chair that I had taken from a moving architect's assistant. But I was bored with the lawyer's chair so I took a chair that a supervisor didn't like and gave my chair to another person. Then I realized that I hated the chair that the supervisor didn't like. It didn't adjust and it tilted forward and it made my back hurt. The person I gave my leather chair to loved it, though, so I couldn't get it back. So I just gave up with the office hand-me-downs and brought my own chair from home. I work on the second floor and there's no elevators so I had to carry the chair up a flight of stairs. I guess I could have had some guy do it for me but...a) I didn't want to have to answer questions on why I was bringing my own chair to work and b) I don't need a man to carry things for me. But, actually, I kind of do because I just about had a heart attack. Seriously. I'm pretty sure that I just about had a heart attack. I didn't, though. And the chair is super cool.

You'd think that wouldn't be the most interesting story I could come up with but it sort of is. I've mostly just been watching tv and movies. My life is dull dull dull lately. But Sunday I'm supposed to go to Red Rock Canyon, a new casino, the Bellagio and the Ghiradelli chocolate factory for ice cream sundaes on Mother's Day. That'll be fun. Then there's the Survivor finale. Go, Terry.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Stupid cheerleaders...

I just cried watching the Cheerleader Nation finale. Seriously. I didn't just get a little misty-eyed, actual tears came down my face. That's so lame.

I couldn't help it. Megan landed her full and she'd been working so hard all year and Ryan didn't even feel her ankle and Katie did that punch front thing and no one fell on their stunts and it was perfect and cute Coach Saleem was all "YEAH! YEAH!" and punching the sky and all the girls were screaming and jumping and bawling and then they won!

I'm not made of stone, you know.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I love You Tube so much...

I discovered that You Tube has my two favorite cartoons: Tex Avery's "House of Tomorrow" and Chuck Jones' "The Dot and the Line". I couldn't get enough of these when I was a kid. I've been wanting to see them again forever and there they were. Awesome.

House of Tomorrow

The Dot and The Line

I'm going to have to look around over there some more tomorrow and see what else I can dig up. I know they have a bunch of Sesame Street stuff thanks to this guy. I never get sick of Sesame Street.

Speaking of...I rented The Best of the Electric Company from netflix. Man, was that show 70s! When I watched it in the 70s it didn't seem so 70s but now it seems craaaazy 70s. It also wasn't nearly as fun to watch again as I thought it would be. Sort of a disappointment. The theme song still rocks, though.

Sunday, April 23, 2006's a secret...

I went to the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage today. It's $15 and there's no local discount (boo!) but there are dolphins and lions and tigers and whatnot. It's really pretty, too. Lots of greenery and jungle sounds playing and places to sit and just watch the cats act crazy or sleep. Mostly sleep. There aren't any dolphin "shows" but there are trainers and they show the dolphin "behaviors" like jumping and waving their tales and generally being cute and stuff. I watched a bunch of people who apparently paid $500 a piece to be dolphin trainers for the day. That looked like fun. I'm not sure if it was $500 worth of fun but if you were spending a vacation day in Las Vegas you'd probably drop $500 on shopping and eating and gambling anyway.

I took pictures, of course.

The cats were pretty lazy.

The dolphins were really playful, though.