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10/03/07 10:24 - 65ºF - ID#41485

side-splitting...

Oh.... how I love David Sedaris.
So so funny! Seriously- if you've never heard of him, go read his books! STAT!
It's really no good to be around me when I'm reading his books because I can't go more than about a paragraph without cracking up and going "wait wait wait you have to hear THIS too!" and reading it out loud.

And, it was quite the peepfest!
myself, jbeatty, chico... I think I saw dragonlady but I wasn't 100% sure- but then a few minutes later I saw Holly- not a peep but a friend of a friend and a rollerderbygirl, thus reinforcing my hunch that it was indeed dragonlady I saw...

I was even a big nerd and took my copy of one of his books to have him sign it, but the line was pretty insane so I didn't wait...

Sadly (but maybe fortunately for you guys) it's not as funny in the re-telling, so I can't just transcribe the whole thing, but I will leave you with one funny quote (or rather, paraphrase)- and then get back to preparing my lecture for the interns tomorrow. [This whole "teaching" thing is hard work! Who knew?! But I have a secret weapon- snickers. I may put them to sleep and not get my point across at all- but they will evaluate me well since I will give them mini-snickers.]

But my quote is something like-

"So, like most couples, Hugh and I divide the work that needs to be done. He, for example, pays the bills and deals with the pile of papers and forms. I name all the creatures that come in and out of our garden. He replasters the attic. I dress dead dried up bees in suits of armor made of tinfoil."
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09/28/07 10:13 - 59ºF - ID#41392

risque cover art

[see other new post below this one]

Ok, so my bro-in-law sent me a mix he made a while ago.
And he warned me that the cover art was a little risque. He seemed a little embarrassed, but explained that he had made it for his friend, and he always teases his friend that all he uses his ipod for is watching porn on the elliptical.

The name of the mix is "Gym Titties"

And I thought, "oh please, it's hard to offend me."
So I clicked play in iTunes, and the first song started playing. With the following cover art-

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I almost had a heart attack.

Not b/c of the titties, but because before I saw it more closely, I thought it was MY SISTER. And I just thought 'you sick bastard! you put naked pictures on your wife on a mix for your friend, and then sent it to her sister?!'

Fortunately, it is not my sister.

[Jim's post made me think of this, b/c his pic of James also nearly gave me a heart attack, b/c on quick glance I thought it was my ex for a second.]

Ok, here's my sister, for comparison. Am I crazy, or is there at least a little similarity? (one is from her prom, and one from her wedding)



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09/28/07 09:49 - 59ºF - ID#41391

plug plug plug

My college roommate just had her first book published. It's a young adult, Harry Potter-esque, kind of thing, from what I gather. I just bought my copy, but haven't read it yet. But i'm so proud of her! Check it out.



Jack Perdu, a ninth grade classics prodigy, lives with his father on the Yale University campus. Smart and introverted, Jack spends most of his time alone, his nose buried in a book. But one winter evening, a near-fatal accident changes Jack's life forever. His father sends him to see a mysterious doctor in New York City--a place Jack hasn't visited since his mother died there eight years ago. In Grand Central Terminal, he meets Euri, a girl who offers to show him the train station's hidden places--the ones only true urban explorers really know about. Eight flights below the train station, however, Jack discovers more than just hidden tracks and mysterious staircases. He has stumbled upon New York's ghostly underworld. This, Jack believes, is his chance to see his mother again. But as secrets about Euri's past are revealed, so are the true reasons for Jack's visit to the underworld. Masterfully told, The Night Tourist weaves Classical mythology together with New York's secret history and modern-day landscape to create a magical adventure, full of unexpected twists and page-turning action.



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09/26/07 04:04 - 72ºF - ID#41342

Oh, how I love The Onion...

Google Launches 'The Google' For Older Adults
SEPTEMBER 26, 2007 | ISSUE 43>39

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA-The popular search engine Google announced plans Friday to launch a new site, TheGoogle.com, to appeal to older adults not able to navigate the original website's single text field and two clearly marked buttons.

"The Google will have all the same information currently found on regular Google, but with the added features of not stealing your credit-card numbers or giving your computer all kinds of viruses," said Rick Tillich, The Google project director. "All you have to do to turn the website on is put the little blinking line thing in the cyberspace window at the top of the screen, type 'thegoogle.com,' and press 'return'-although it will also recognize http.wwwthegoogle.com, google.aol, and 'THEGOOGLE' typed into a Word document."

Tillich added that he hopes the site will soon replace Yahoo Internet Website.com as the most popular search engine for users over 55.



And another favorite-
Fucking Yankees, Reports Nation
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09/25/07 03:46 - 85ºF - ID#41325

holy crap!

Ok, so I'm in a bit of estrip withdrawal, since I basically haven't been online at all since friday.

AND, my email went down.
Didn't get any messages friday. Didn't get any messages saturday. Started to think "this is weird... usually I at least get some spam..."
Sent myself a test message- it didn't come through.
Sent the email server people a message...
Sunday got a couple messages dated friday...
Finally heard back from the email people "yeah, you're right, you weren't getting your mail. It's fixed now."
I asked "what about all the mail I didn't get?"
Their unsettling reply 'sorry, no way to get that back. The senders should have gotten bounce messages though'. Like that helps.

But to my point...

Now that my mom is gone, I can get back online, and play with the geek toy she brought me-

A heavily hacked/modified A ppleTV- courtesy of my dad and my computer genius friend at home.

Now A-TV is SUPPOSED to just play movies you own. And not ANY movie you own- just what you've bought from the itunes store. Which makes it of limited utility, as far as I'm concerned.

Well, someone figured a way around that- so it's now hooked to a 500gb drive, that contains 300+ full length movies.
All of the james bond movies, all of the harry potter movies... a bunch of HD stuff... and tons more I haven't even looked at yet. And I can add anything I want, more or less.

This is pretty sweet.
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09/21/07 02:49 - 81ºF - ID#41234

girl crush

Ok... so I went out last night (with the intentions of coming home early to clean my house since my mom is coming to day. Hmph. That only sort of happened.)

But I saw my Rock Star Boyfriend. A pleasure as always. I got to feel very VIP and hang out 'backstage'. Where another band member (who is married with kids if I'm not mistaken) was drunk and flirting with me, insisting that he knows me from somewhere. I was like 'um, yeah, your shows?' but then he insisted that I'm a bartender and THAT is why he knows me. Haha. I had my hair straight. Must have thrown him off. ;)

But part of the reason I got to be so VIP is b/c I was hanging out with RSB's girlfriend. (We are now like totally BFF b/c she cuts my hair. (which is, incidentally, quite short as of wednesday afternoon. Like barely to my shoulders).) So that means that when we saw her, we got to go 'backstage' and got winked at by the band and all. Now, I have always had a bit of a harmless crush on this guy. I mean, he's just so damn cool! and he's like REALLY a rockstar! So I would sort of expect to hate his girlfriend (out of jealousy)...

But... instead I realized last night, that if I were to have a crush on a girl, it would be on her. Or someone like her. She's just so damn CUTE! And she has lots of super cool tattoos, including one of an Alexander Calder mobile on the inside of her upper arm. She looks like a little pixie. And, she has great (though I suspect fake) boobs. Which she managed to flash to the entire (crazily huge!) crowd last night- since when she gave me a hug her top totally fell down.

I think really I just wish I could be that cool and stylish and ride a vespa and dare to have crazy tattoos and a funky haircut and wild makeup and wear sexy little tube tops that I made myself my from my boyfriend's band's tshirts... Not to mention HAVE a boyfriend in a band with tshirts that can be used to make clothes.

Anyway, it was fun. then to the 'after party'. The dropkicks were invited. Not sure if they ever made it, since I left early-ish to go home and mom-proof the house. But that would have been pretty cool if they showed.

Today sucks at work. Boooo. I want to go home!
Looking forward to seeing my mama. All she wants to do is eat at good restaurants, and buy me stuff. (she is horrified by my rickety coffee table that I have to re-glue about once a week.) haha! i'm not complaining....




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09/17/07 12:04 - 50ºF - ID#41144

equally random

Superbad is so funny I have a headache from laughing.

Seriously. Everyone go see it. I command you.

p.s. i really miss Arrested Development. RIP, Best Show Ever.
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09/15/07 07:18 - 54ºF - ID#41122

Quickie.

How strangely awesome is Shatner?!


That is all.

[I was going to update my user sound, but it's not an mp3 so I can't.]
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Category: pix

09/14/07 06:49 - 78ºF - ID#41099

showing off

So...
I went to get my mail this afternoon, and I had a package!!!
How exciting!
It was from my friend, whose wedding I was in back in July.
She sent me a cute glittery thank you note, and a framed picture. And then another unframed one (which got all glittery from the card) since she couldn't decide.
In any case, they're pix of me that I don't hate, so I'm posting them! So there! Glitter and all. (and since I don't have a scanner, they're pix of pix, so there are stupid flash reflections.)

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Category: random

09/12/07 08:21 - 62ºF - ID#41068

miscellany

Oh, what a shitty day at work. I am about to kill a co-worker. I will leave it at that.

But I just remembered something I meant to post. And some other random crap.

  • Kibarashi is closing?! This weekend I noticed a big orange "SEIZED" sign in the window- apparently they didn't pay their taxes?! Yowza...

  • I was supposed to go to dinner at the Chop House tonight. But I had to miss it. BOOO!

  • As I walked in to work this AM, it hit me: summer is over. Fall is in the air. Just like that. Sad, sad day.

  • formication |ˌfĂ´rmiˈkā sh ən|
noun
a sensation like insects crawling over the skin.

This is a great word, in part because it sounds dirty. And it describes how I feel right now. On the way home from work, I suddenly noticed a spider running around my dashboard. And then, it ran out of my view. And it was really dark, so I couldn't tell where it went. Until all of the sudden in the glare of the headlights, I saw it was on the steering wheel. And then I lost it again. I am not especially scared of spiders- but I still don't like NOT knowing where it is, and now keep thinking I feel it crawling all over me. YUCK.

Oh yeah, and formication is a well-described and fairly common symptom/side effect of cocaine .
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