Apr 30, 2010
Oh... 3 dollar movie theater, I'm glad you exist. I always feel like I'm time-warping back to the 80's in your old school auditorium. I'll probably spend double or triple your admission on dinner before, but you always make me feel frugal. See you tonight.
Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Someone said, "I feel so bad for the people down there" in the comments section of a story (not the LA Times one linked above) about the oil spill.
Yes, it is sad that 11 oil rig workers lost their lives, but they signed up for a dangerous job in the middle of the sea, they knew what they were getting themselves into. Not that 'people' won't be effected, but the environmental disaster to sea life and marsh animals will devastating. We're just starting to see pictures of birds getting crude oil washed out of their eyeballs, it makes me upset and sad.
I am not a big tree hugger, but all this just makes me sick.
It's just as fun to hang with Lady Manda at my place though.
Wait?!? You mean I could have not switched my work schedule and slept in?!? I guess that will have to wait till Saturday. I promise I'm not a lazy bum, the weeks have been so insanely busy (and some of the weekends too) I just don't have the little bit of down time I'd like to have to just do nothing and be a vegetable.
Hopefully the plans I have for Saturday night follow through (fingers crossed.)
Apr 29, 2010
Apr 27, 2010
Tyra Sanchez was crowned the winner on RuPaul's Drag Race... ugg. I stopped watching after Pandora Boxx got eliminated.
But now there's "Drag U" to look forward to. The 15 year old girl in me that thinks drag queens are the BEES KNEES is very excited! Oh, and we get more of the lovely Pandora Boxx!
Apr 26, 2010
118/15 “Across the Sea” May 11, 2010
119/16 “What They Died For” May 18, 2010
120&121/17&18 “The End” May 23, 2010 (Two hour series finale)
Apr 25, 2010
I was listening to NPR in the car today and they played this little interview. I thought it was very beautiful what he says about leaving a legacy.
"What’s your life like now, Dad?”
Priya Morganstern and Bhavani Jaroff interview their father, Ken Morganstern, who has Alzheimer’s disease.
Recorded in New York, NY
for more go to http://storycorps.org/initiatives/mli/
Apr 24, 2010
Apr 22, 2010
I'm at work and Rhonda's giving us the NFL Draft play by play. Mostly about what's going on with the Steelers, but it's all good. She said the Steelers 1st round pick had a 10 inch hand and was about 6'3" and weighs 304lb. Eeek! He could pick pick me up by my head and throw me over a goalpost.
Apr 21, 2010
I just saw that UT is doing the musical Candide this semester. It's one of my favorite shows, it's rich musically while still being smart and witty. I am envious about not doing it while I was in school, but if I lived anywhere close I would have come down to see it. "I am easily assimilated" was part of my senior recital just a 'few' years ago. Break a leg kids.
...or Monday when I had to ask someone about the color and texture his arm hair at length.
...or that time I had to ask a girl if she was comfortable getting tied up and blindfolded in her underwear.
It's all strange, but those are usually the fun days at work.
Apr 20, 2010
Apr 17, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
Here's a neat post about fonts and the TV show Madmen.
Poster Mark Simonson is right that some of the modern fonts don't look right in the shows time and place context, but I can't help to giggle though when he gets all fired up about the wrong fonts.
Apr 15, 2010
In short, the Lancaster City Council (just North of LA) likes to begin their meetings with christian prayer. I don't care if the citizens of Lancaster voted to keep the prayer in their meetings, it's still unconstitutional and makes my head hurt.
“In a constitutional democracy such as the United States of America, some basic rights are protected by the Constitution and cannot be determined by a vote,” said Peter Eliasberg, ACLU/SC.
Similar to my feelings about Prop 8 here in CA, some things are just wrong and should never be decided by a popular vote. This is my America too.
Apr 14, 2010
Not that I live a very cluttered life to begin, but I've been trying to pare down the amount of things that I have.
Actually my friends usually tease me for keeping a super clean house. I don't mind. Part of it is a point of pride for me, and I guess if I'm going to be know for something I'd rather have that than be the messy friend. I just don't like living in a place that has stuff all strewn around, and it's my apartment, so that's just how it is. I also have the cats, so the place can get hairy fast if I don't keep up with vacuuming, dusting, etc. I feel like I'm rationalizing, I'll stop.
My trunk is currently filled with donation items. It's mostly clothing, but I have some other random stuff... anyone want a vice? Amanda says we'll go down to skid row and pass the stuff out, which sounds fun and sort of scary. Hopefully it happens soon so I can get my trunk back, if it doesn't I'll just drop the bags off at Out Of The Closet on my way home from work one day.
Maybe it's the fact every time I watch Hoarders, I stare at my bookshelves and think of what more I can get rid of. It's hard though, I really like that I have a "Rocky Horror Picture Show" trivia game, but I've never found someone to play with (and I've probably lost all the facts I once knew, probably for the better.) I like that I have a bin of all my dance shoes from college, but am I really using them? no.
Other than the little pile I have started already, there are a bunch of blue baskets and pretty little storage bins that I have in my kitchen on top of the cabinets that I'm thinking about getting rid of. One time I did need the extra storage, but now there's nothing in them, so maybe someone could find a better use for them. I probably won't get rid of them though, my kitchen would look awfully bare without them. But, you get the idea.
There is a website, http://www.guynameddave.com/100-thing-challenge.html, that I was reading the other day that I got interested in. I know I could never do 100 things without getting rid of many of my little hobbies. I was thinking that I could possibly do 200 things, but on the guys website he had a family and didn't count anything communal, it was just his things. I thought of just making an inventory of all my things to see how many I had, but I have a life and things to do. Maybe if I'm ever quarantined in my own apartment, that'll be the first best activity to fill my time. I don't want to get quarantined.
Anyways, just thinking about stuff. When 'someone' moves back to LA, I have some of his boxes under my bed. It's fine, they just need to be gone before I move!
I need to return a stationary trainer I borrowed from my dad's house and some other stuff like that. It'll help clear a little stuff that doesn't REALLY need to be in my apartment.
Apr 13, 2010
Apr 12, 2010
Netflix says it's sending out Wii streaming disc's today.
I've been waiting for this for years.
(Just watched, mine'll be cracked or sumthin.)
Apr 11, 2010
update: apparently the show was sort of a mess...
Apr 9, 2010
Apr 8, 2010
Apr 4, 2010
Apr 3, 2010
This year's the first year that I've seen so many stories about self-righteous principals and administrators meddling in the Senior Prom. Leave the kids alone.
Unless they are doing something seriously illegal or strapping guns to their legs at a school dance (which I can imagine is probably legal in certain states!), leave the kids alone! You're about to get rid of them. Leave them the fuck alone. Seriously.
(Let it be noted that both of these stories come out of the deep south. All the young lesbians and cute dressing, cleavage showing youth are welcome in my part of California any day.)
Very cute prom dress gets girl suspended (CNN - video)
Apr 1, 2010
My cable box broke (again) today. I'd like to think it's just Time Warner's little April Fools joke for just me, but probably not. I actually don't mind the cable box breaking, it's not like I have a love affair with a piece of used electronics that I don't even own, it's the DVR that irks me. I'm not a big TV person, but the few shows that I like, I love. Guilty pleasures like Hoarders and RuPaul's Drag Race, and the normal stuff like Lost and the Daily Show. But I lost all my saved shows since I had to go trade in my box this morning. I hope the new box sitting in my trunk works. Inevitably it'll have someone elses favorite shows saved on it, a little TV viewing habits voyeurism from one complete stranger to another.
I wish Arrested Development was still on...
Just thinking... I had a LOT of wine in Rome. Jessica just offered me a glass (at work... shhh!) and Rome just popped into my head. I hope every glass of wine reminds me of my trip. (Where to next? Some place tropical?)
It's Thursday evening at work and I'm just waiting on the last few details from the casting directors before I get out of here for a long weekend. I like it here, but it's been really nice to ease back into life with some short work weeks. I love that I only worked 10 days in all of March. Of course I used up all of my vacation hours, but it would be great if I could do that every month.
But it's ok, without traveling for a bit I did make a big payment on my credit card. It's totally under control, but it's good to pay it down even more. I did put my airfare to Rome on the card, so that MUST be paid off asap.
Someone just called our work phone and tried to order food. There is a Thai restaurant that has a similar number (I think it's just the area code) and we get food orders sometimes. Jessica sometimes pretends to write the order down, it's funny.
We finished our 100 day scrabble game today. I started it before Christmas and I'll take all the blame for it lasting this long. I'm a slacker. --- Or busy working. --- Or out of the country. (I like the latter best.)
Hopefully I'll be able to write more over the long weekend. Still catching up.