Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Blonde Football

Blonde Football

One of my favorite jokes by far... Below are pics from my trip to Michigan. I'll write more later, I have to go workout and go to work so I don't have time at the moment! Enjoy!

A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience. "Oh, I really liked it," she replied, "especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn't understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents." Dumbfounded, her date asked, "What do you mean?" "Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was: 'Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!' I'm like..Helloooooo? It's only 25 cents!!!!
Jackie and April at DoHickeys. Posted by Picasa
Jackie and Steve at DoHickeys in Wyandotte, MI. Posted by Picasa
Me and Lindsay at DoHickeys. Posted by Picasa
My mom and dad on the boat. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Bridget Jones

Bridget Jones

"Dear God, please help me. I want to go home. I want my own life again. I don't feel like an adult, I feel like a teenage boy who everyone's annoyed with."

-Bridget Jones

Have you ever felt like that?! For all of the females that have not yet read Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason: You must read these books! They are so hilarious, and a million times better than the movies. I laughed out loud the entire time I was reading them. These books are by far two of my favorite books ever.

With that said, below is a comic that I thought was really cute. I am back from all my traveling, I have some pics from Michigan that I will be posting soon!

I thought this was cute. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 19, 2005

Wide Awake

Wide Awake

I'm wide awake. I got up at 5, and I have to get up tomorrow at 4:30. I am going to be a mess at work. Boo. Oh well. It's the last day. I'm sure I won't be saying that tomorrow when I am miserable though. I really hate not getting sleep. I just signed up to buy some football tickets on Ebay. I hope I win. Because I really don't want to pay any more than I have already bid. I really want to go home for the Homecoming game at Michigan but that might take some work. I'm supposed to work that weekend but my schedule is all messed up in October because I switched with some people who wanted to take vacation time. We shall see. One thing at a time here, people. I'll tackle that as soon as all this other crap is done.

I was reading in Fitness magazine the other day about breakouts. Apparently, they believe that the location of the breakouts on your face reflect problems in other areas of your body. Check out this link to see their method of face mapping. It's pretty interesting. (Go to 'In the USA'>>'Your Skin'>>'Face Mapping')

As I said before, I am going to Michigan to visit my friends and famliy tomorrow. I am so excited. All right, I better go to bed.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Don't Be a Passenger

Don't Be a Passenger

"I have always had dread of becoming a passenger in life."


-Princess Margrethe of Denmark

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Beating Around the Bush

Beating Around the Bush

Is it just me or is this whole business with John Roberts a little...tiresome? It feels like a circus. Just taking note of what is being said on CNN and in the Washington Post has made me uneasy. I realize that people accuse the media of being liberal, so I am taking everything with a grain of salt. Regardless of my own beliefs, I don't trust reports that could possibly be biased either way. I am going to listen to some of the video feeds they have available on the web later on tonight so I can consider myself a better informed constituent, and form my own opinions about this man. I often find myself overwhelmed by the amount of information available. Also, I feel like there is probably so much to every political issue (that as regular ol' people we don't know about) that it would be impossible to be 100% informed. I mean, I look at the politics that take place in my work office and I just think-what a giant mess this would be on a large scale.

Either way, I hear that he is beating around the bush and not answering questions about his opinions on major issues. And people think that the Democrats are overreacting? Of course they are! (Even the Republicans have said they are unclear on where he stands.) This man, being that he is so young (relative to past nominees), has the potential to be on the Supreme Court for 35-40 years! The American people have the right to know where he stands on any and every issue we so choose to question him about! I have to agree with Senator Charles E. Schumer (the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Courts) when he said, "questioning judicial nominees is a duty and not a privilege," and "“I have long believed that federal court candidates – who serve for life – should explain their judicial philosophy and their method of legal reasoning. They should be prepared to explain their views of the Constitution... and a host of other issues relevant to that lifetime post.” See this website for the list of questions he wishes to be addressed.

In reading the transcript of the first hearing, I see that it is stated that there are not specific rules about what questions may and may not be asked (or answered for that matter). I think it is ridiculus to suggest that any political topic should be disallowed. Isn't that the point?!?! It makes me nervous that the Senate has not been allowed full access to his records. What are they trying to hide? People who have nothing to hide, hide nothing. From what I have gathered about him, he is notorious for being opposed to issues that are very important to women's rights and civil rights in general. Grrr.

Before John Roberts is elected to be the most powerful judge in the United States, I would like to be reassured that he will protect my individual rights and freedoms as a female and as an American citizen in general. Is that so much to ask?

Sorry, was this post too serious? Okay, to quote the mayor in The Nightmare Before Christmas:


I'm only an elected official here, I can't make decisions by myself!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

It Might Be Time for a Budget

It Might Be Time for a Budget

Hmmm.... I just checked and I currently have 27 cents in my checking account. This might be a problem. Luckily I get paid tonight, but the fact that my account is reaching an all time low when my income is more than it ever has been....well....this concerns me a bit. I know I now have more bills (obviously), but still. So...it might be time for a budget. I'm not really sure what's going on lately. I don't feel like I am spending more than usual. I certainly haven't gone shopping in about a million years. Which reminds me, I am in desperate need of some new brown sandal/heels because I broke BOTH pairs in the past two weeks. Granted I have had them both for forever (I get my money's worth outta shoes), but within 2 weeks! WTF?!

I just got done working 70 hours in 7 days. Basically I have had no time to do anything but workout, sleep, and go to work. Then I get to work, and as I said before I have absolutely nothing to do ever so I sit there and think about all the crap I could be doing if I weren't at work. I have another trainee, and she can basically do everything unsupervised so I am free to try to consume all of the food in the entire building. This is what I do when I am bored on swing shift. It doesn't help the diet much. BUT speaking of things along those lines... I just started a new workout program that my sweet boyfriend designed for me. I weight train 5 days and do cardio 6 days (1 day alternate activity). And I am really never at the gym longer than an hour at a time unless I have to wait for one of the dolts at Bally's to get off a machine I want. It's going really well and I feel so awesome lately. It is great. I'm already seeing results and it has only been 3 weeks! I saw a sign today at my gym that they built a brand new gym right next door to the current one so soon I will have a brand spanking new gym to work out in! Hopefully that means they will bring back some of the group exercise classes that are actually cool (NOT SPINNING! SPINNING IS LAME!) like Kwando if there is more attendance.

I have so much more to talk about but I have to go eat some ice cream and go to bed.