Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Agatha's going to take it all...

Guess what Sunday is. That’s right! The Puppy Bowl!!

I got so sucked into this last year. I was just flipping by and was all “what the heck?” and hours later I was still staring at the silly little puppies. All the players look strong this year. It should be a good game.

Oscar nominations were this morning. I love the Oscars. I can’t really offer any intelligent opinions about the nominations because I’ve only seen “Crash” and “Cinderella Man” so far. I find Best Supporting Actor nominee Jake Gyllenhaal quite attractive, though. I’m not saying that I think he should win because of that. I'm just saying.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Happy New Year!!

Apparently it's Chinese New Year. I know this because they changed the flowers at the Bellagio.

And look!! It's the World's Tallest Chocolate Fountain! It has nothing to do with Chinese New Year but it's super cool nonetheless.

Thursday, January 19, 2006


I just slammed my thumb in my desk drawer. It hurt so much that I thought I was going to throw up. About a month ago I slammed my index finger in my desk drawer. That one still hurts. I may have broken some teeny tiny bone or something. Maybe I need to pad my desk drawers.

I think I finally got rid of my spyware problem. Marti's Ad-Aware suggestion didn't fix the Vundo thing but it did find some other junk that had snuck through. VirtumundoBeGone is what finally seems to have done the trick. ( Here's a direct download if you ever have this problem.) I haven't had a problem in a couple of days at least, which is longer than I've gone for weeks without seeing those stupid popups and my computer freezing up. Stupid spyware.

I liked these guys! Reality show contestants sure seem to play fast and loose with the law a lot.

I'm off to Hash House a Go Go tonight for my mom's 60th birthday. All the servings there are supposed to be huge. I hope it's good because I'm hungry.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Ah Ah Ah ooo Oh oo Ohhhh...

American Idol is back!! They say it's going to be the best season ever! Yay!!!

I thought it was pretty funny tonight. I laughed a lot. Maybe I'm just giddy. I did giggle when Ryan brought out his first "after the break". I guess I'm just stupid for the Idol.

I thought the "I Shot the Sheriff" guy was the funniest. He just kept singing the same two lines over and over and over and over. How are the criminals back home supposed to take him seriously now? And what's up with the dude that got the second chance and sang about Constance serving your needs winter, spring and fall. Creepy.

Monday, January 16, 2006


Awwww galore...

I do know how to spell my own name...

Why do my co-workers argue with me over details in my life? Why would they possibly think that they know my life better than me?

If I tell this person that so-and-so’s wife is awful, she always argues that she must not be or he wouldn’t be married to her. A) What does being married to her have to do with anything? Maybe he’s just an idiot. B) I know her. You don’t. So you don’t get to make a judgment.

I mentioned something to someone about my nephew and they said that I didn’t have a nephew. Wouldn’t I know if I have a nephew? To be fair, people have told me that I don’t have a brother so I guess I can see where they’d argue the nephew point.

I told this person what age my mom was when she became a grandmother and they actually used the calculator to try and prove me wrong.

One person asked me how to spell my last name and when I told her she told me that was wrong. She said that I had told her a different way before. Now, if I were her, I might have thought that I wrote it down wrong before but apparently her theory was just that I can’t spell my own name properly on a consistent basis.

These are different people, mind you. It’s like a whole office of people who think I have no knowledge of my own life.

It's annoying. That's all I'm trying to say.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

I'm getting angry...

I can't get rid of this stupid winfixer/winantivirus/TrojanVundo spyware crap!! I've used SpySweeper, Norton, TrendMicro Housecalls & Fix Vundo. They all say they got rid of it and then there the stupid popups are again. I'm running Panda Activescan now but I don't have high hopes.

Stupid spyware. What am I paying Norton and SpySweeper for if they're just going to tell me they fixed something when they didn't. Stupid Norton and SpySweeper. Stupid computer. I swear life was easier before I got one.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

I'll admit it...I'm not ashamed...

I really didn't like "March of the Penguins". I thought it was slow and boring and the leopard seal scared me and I just wanted them to have the babies and get on with it already.

I did, however, love the "Happy Feet" trailer at the beginning of the DVD. They have it here. Choose the very last one labeled "little-elijah.2ya.com". The regular trailer is pretty cute, too.

Just when the holidays finally ended and I had enough time to get all caught up at work I got a horrible cold. I haven't felt like going to work all week, much less actually working double time to get things done. And, of course, I can't stay home because then I'd just get more behind. So I drag myself in and sit there trying not to cough and sneeze and blow my nose and be sickly too much. It's been a delight.

Just one more day and I can veg out in front of the tv and watch "Danielle Steel's Fine Things" that I dvr'd specifically for that purpose. I've seen it like six times. I have a little crush on D.W. Moffett. If Lifetime Movie Network would just play "Danielle Steel's Star" with Jennie Garth I could break out my video of "Danielle Steel's Message from Nam" and make a real day of it.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Guess what my New Years Resolution is...

That's right. Lose weight. That's one of them anyway. I tend to make a lot of resolutions. Anyway, sparkpeople.com just so happened to be giving away free memberships just when everyone started making New Year's Resolutions to lose weight so I joined up. It's pretty neat with the nutrition tracker and sparkpoints and all. It sort of makes the whole losing weight thing kind of seem like a game.

I got sucked into four marathons on tv this past weekend. Four! "The Twilight Zone", "I Love...", "Pasadena" and "The Biggest Loser". A giant waste of time? Perhaps. Enjoyable? Definately.

Those before and after pictures for "The Biggest Loser" are pretty impressive.

Check it out! VH1 is doing an "I Love...Toys". Cool!