Thursday, March 29, 2007

I Love California!

Ok, I love it here. I miss it, and I might want to move back here. I got some business cards at the conference for networking purposes.

I don't really have a whole lot to talk about. Tonight I am going out with Dorothy to a bar that has turtle races. It should be interesting. Ha ha.

Alright, I gotta go work out before I put it off any longer.

Myspace Graphics

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Should Be in Bed

i'm so tired. i should go to sleep. but i wanted to say that i went out with dorothy and her friends tonight to a bar in west hollywood and it was so fun!!


i'll post pics as soon as i get some...i forgot my camera. and my ipod, and my brush, and conditioner, and...why did i even bother packing!!?


oh ps i ran on the beach today...and running on the beach is HARD! i almost died.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

So Much to Say So Much to Say

Oh man I can't even begin to go into detail about all the crap that I have to talk about from the past couple days. I can't even remember the last time I posted. I should be in bed right now. Well, I am in bed, but I should be asleep.

Okay where do I begin?

I flew into California yesterday. Wow, that was only yesterday? It feels like a lifetime ago. It is really cold here. Well, not really cold, but it was 60 degrees, rainy, and overcast today. Yuck. Um, so much for sunny California? On my flight out here, there were so many whiny people I almost died. I swear every single person must have asked for their seat to be changed. Then one woman started crying because she said she was claustrophobic and needed an aisle seat. Ever hear of Xanax, lady? When I finally got on the plane, the guy sitting behind me snored for 75% of the flight. Nasty, disgusting, gurgling snores. The woman sitting next to me must have snapped, unsnapped, put things into and taken things out of her purse A MILLION TIMES.

I'm here for a whole week for a conference workshop thingy for work. It is really weird because the hotel is right next to the restaurant that I used to work at when I lived here a few years ago. I went to the Jamba Juice that was in the same strip mall for lunch today. I love Jamba Juice. Why aren't there any in Virginia? It is actually kind of surreal to be out here again because I was in a totally different situation the last time I was in California. I kind of miss living here but it never really did feel like home since I was here for such a short time. I did go running down on the strand today and it was sooooooo fun. There is nothing better than running along the ocean. That is what I miss the most about Cali.

This guy sitting behind me today in the conference kept breathing out through his nose over and over again really hard. I was so confused. It seemed like he took a huge breath, held it for like 5 minutes, and then breathed it out through his nose as hard as he could in like 5 breaths. Or like he was trying to get something out of his nose. It was a big one too. Why do people do these weird, annoying things that make me want to strangle them? I kept turning around and giving him looks. I think he might have started to figure it out by the end of the class. That was after I had to sit and listen to his hard nose breathing for 8 hours. Gah!

Oh man I am watching the weather right now and they are saying we are going to get thunderstorms and crazy winds and stuff tonight and tomorrow!!! Damn! I really hope that by the time the weekend comes it clears up!!!! Please please please please please because I want to go to the BEACH!!!!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Lotsa DC Pics

Pics from my mommy and granny's visit last weekend!! Yay!
FDR Memorial
WWII Memorial & Washington Monument
Lincoln Memorial & WWII Memorial & Reflecting Pool
Mom and Granny at the Metro!
Joe with the shorties!
Ulysses S Grant
Joe and his 'rents.
Is it possible to be pale and sunburned?!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Houses Cheaper Than Cars!?

Oh man, now I've seen it all! I came across this article today when I logged into yahoo. People have been buying houses in Detroit for cheaper than it costs to buy a car. One person bought a house for the same amount that I pay for one month of rent. It said that 1/3 of the Detroit population lives in poverty. What the heck is Kwame doing? Michigan is the only state to see housing prices drop in 2006.

This is very sad. You must read that article.


I look tipsy and very pale in this pic,
but everyone else looks cute so I had to post it.
Shake your groove thang.
Sexy ladies.
Yay for Mojitos!!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Words Women Use

  • Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right, and you need to shut up.
  • Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. 'Five Minutes' is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
  • Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with 'nothing' usually end in 'fine'.
  • Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't do it!
  • Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of 'nothing'.)
  • That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. 'That's okay' means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
  • Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome.
  • Whatever: A woman's way of saying 'f*&k you'
  • Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking, "what's wrong?", for the woman's response refer to #3.

  • Thanks for sending this to me, Chrissy! :)

    Friday, March 16, 2007

    This Requires Way Too Much Thought for a Friday

    Sigh. Huge Sigh. I heard about something on the way to work today that really made me think. And I don't like thinking in the morning, especially on Friday mornings.

    So, there is a Baptist guy running around thinking it is a good idea to try to cure babies of being gay. Well, let's discuss. So, in general, strict Christians believe that being gay is a sin. And since committing a sin implies making a choice, you can choose to be gay or not. This guy is advocating research that may prove a biological cause for homosexuality. And once that happens, he would want to endorse prenatal treatments that would "cure" homosexuality. But if homosexuality is proven to have a biological cause (and therefore not a choice...), the gay community is not off the hook. According to him, it is still a sin, because even if you are gay you shouldn't give in to the temptation. Oh man, I just can't talk about it anymore. I can't think right now. Click here or here to read the articles.

    So, if you found out that your unborn fetus was homosexual, and you could do something to make him or her straight, would you do it?

    Oh man, I just had to ask Jessi how to spell 'therefore'! I need to go back to bed!

    Thursday, March 15, 2007

    Go Back to Bed

    I heard about a study on sleep deprivation today on the way to work. It found in some cases that sleep deprivation affects the ablitly to make moral decisions. Click here to read the article. They started out by giving the people in the study an "emotional intelligence" test. "Emotionally intelligent people are aware of their emotions and the emotions of others, and they're good at using that information to shape their decisions and behavior..." Those who scored high on the emotional intelligence test performed the same while making moral decisions even when sleep deprived. Those who were average or low in emotional intelligence "tended to waver in their judgments on the moral personal dilemmas. Specifically, they became more lenient, judging solutions they had considered "inappropriate" before sleep deprivation as "appropriate" when sleep deprived." In other words, don't make any major decisions while you are tired. Hence the saying, sleep on it. Every time I read something like this it reminds me of my sister, studying to be a doctor and working 80 hours a week.

    Which reminds me, I have been thinking about starting a campaign to incorporate nap time into the work day. Well, not really, but that would be awesome.

    Tuesday, March 13, 2007

    My Cat Has Expensive Taste

    Ya know, when will I learn? When will I ever freaking learn? I stupidly let my cat go into my bedroom a couple times this weekend. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Yesterday I was doing laundry and I found that he had eaten 1) a pair of underwear and 2) a tank top. He must have gotten into my hamper or something, which is disgusting. And of course he cannot eat the inexpensive underwear. He has to eat the $14 Victoria's Secret underwear, and one of my favorite pairs at that. I wasn't so mad about the tank top because it was old anyway. But c'mon! A freaking tank top!? There was this huge chunk missing around the bottom of it. And he doesn't just chew it, he actually ingests it. As my sister would say, asshole cat.

    So, I'm in the process of creating my performance objectives for work. The company sends out a list of objectives that are mandatory. Then you have to make up the rest for yourself. The funny thing is, the document that they sent out to us contains more grammar and spelling errors in it than a first grader's paper. It makes me laugh, and at the same time is very annoying. How come people don't know how to use spell check?

    On another note, bloggers beware. A guy in Cairo, Egypt got sentenced to 4 years in jail for talkin' bad about their government. Naughty boy. Click here to see the video. Walk like an Egyptiannnnnnn....

    Monday, March 12, 2007

    Jell-O is Made of Bones

    Don't believe me? Click here. I think this may be common knowledge, but I just felt like grossing people out today.

    I stayed home sick from work today. Yay. The thing is, even when I am sick I don't let myself sit on my butt all day and do nothing. How ridiculous is that? I've been doing laundry and homework. I'm sure I'll pay for it by not getting better as fast, but really, all I have to do is sit here on the couch and be annoyed in order to get my homework done.

    Speaking of homework, the assignment that I have due tomorrow is absolutely the most idiotic thing I have ever done in my life. It's about making decisions and probabilities and all that. And one of the things we have to consider is if we were to have perfect information. I kid you not, the option we have to consider is "Consult Clairvoyant." WTF?! Why am I doing this? Why? Why? Why? I mean, I can understand how some things that you learn in school may have some abstract real world practicality, but consult clairvoyant?!?!?! C'mon!!

    Back to the original subject...guess what else has gelatin in it?

  • sour cream
  • cream cheese
  • cake icing and frosting
  • marshmallows
  • soups, sauces and gravies

  • corned beef
  • sausage
  • cosmetics, lozenges, and ointments
  • Nothing like rubbing some ground up bones, skin and tendons on your face to make you feel beau-ti-ful!!

    Friday, March 09, 2007

    I Really Like Kate Winslet

    Hey did you hear about Kate Winslet? She sued a magazine for publishing a story about her that incorrectly said she went to a "diet doctor." I've never heard of that kind of doctor, but hey, who knows. Click here to read the article. She took the money she got from the settlement and donated it to an eating disorder charity.

    Have you heard about all of the hoopla lately about the ban on super skinny models? I mean, I really don't understand that whole thing. I mean, men don't like those boney gross models. And women don't like them either. So, how did it get that way? I remember a couple years ago when I was in Miami with Lindsay and Chrissy. Lindsay and I were looking at a Vibe magazine. I think it was Vibe. Well, the point is, there were all these models in the magazine that were so gorgeous and normal looking. In the SAME magazine, there was an advertisement for Vibe for Women. So yeah, a magazine specifically geared toward women. There was a model on the advertisement, and I swear to you she was freakin' bone thin and disgusting looking. Wtf?

    Thursday, March 08, 2007

    What happened to my thick skin?!?

    I'm wondering what happened to the thick skin that I used to have in high school? I remember clearly, if someone said something ridiculous and mean, I let it roll of my back and DID NOT CARE! Unless of course, it was one of my best friends and we were in an argument. Now I feel like every time someone says something idiotic [at work] I get so annoyed. It must be because I care about what people think of me at work. I don't know. I feel like as a young person you are constantly having to prove yourself. It's tiring.


    Wednesday, March 07, 2007

    Her Side vs. His Side

    Her Side of the Story

    He was in an odd mood when I got to the bar. I thought it might have been my fault because I was a bit late, but he didn't say anything much about it. I don't remember doing anything to make him upset, but could tell there was something wrong. The conversation was rocky so I thought we should go somewhere more intimate to talk privately. We went to this restaurant and he was STILL acting a bit funny. I was getting worried, what did I do? What was bothering him? Was he mad at me? I tried to cheer him up! Was it me or something else? I said that I love him and he just put his arm around me!! I didn't know what the hell that meant because, you know, he didn't say it back.

    We finally got back to his place and I was wondering if he was going to break up with me! Why didn't he want to talk about this? So I tried to ask him about it, but he just switched on the TV. Why would he rather watch TV than talk to me? Reluctantly, I said I was going to go to sleep, hoping he would get the hint that I was upset and wanted to talk. I was so hurt that he was out there watching TV while I was in there going through emotional turmoil. Then, after about 10 minutes, he joined me and we had sex. I thought that maybe he would open up after we shared an intimate experience like that, but he was still distracted. So afterwards, I just wanted to leave because I was so upset, but I just cried myself to sleep. He didn't even notice how upset I was! I don't know, I just don't know what he thinks anymore. I don't know what to feel anymore. I'm on emotional overload. I'm so confused, and I don't think he loves me anymore. Why does he have to play mind games with me? I mean, do you think he's met someone else?!

    His Side of the Story

    Played badly today- shot 93 - can't putt. Felt kinda tired. Got laid though.

    Tuesday, March 06, 2007


    I'm bored. It is soooooooooo cold here, I am really annoyed. I am at the point that I just don't ever want to leave my house because winter needs to be over already. It's driving me nuts. We had some warm days a couple weeks ago, and I was so excited. But it was just a tease because now it is cold again. Boo. When is spring going to GET HERE ALREADY?!?!?! The groundhog didn't see his freakin' shadow so we should have our freakin' spring early!

    Anyway, I'm racking my brain to say something interesting, and I just can't think of anything. So here is a joke for you:

    Applying for a Job at the CIA
    A few months ago, there was an opening with the CIA for an assassin. These highly classified positions are hard to fill, and there's a lot of testing and background checks involved before you can even be considered for the position. After sending some applicants through the background checks, training and testing, they narrowed the possible choices down to two men and a woman, but only one position was available.

    The day came for the final test to see which peson would get the extremely secretive job. The CIA men administering the test took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun. "We must know that you will follow our instructions whatever the circumstances," they explained. "Inside this room, you will find your wife sitting in a chair. Take this gun and kill her." The man looked horrified and said, "You can't be serious! I could never shoot my wife!" "Well," said the CIA man, "you're definitely not the right man for this job then."

    So they brought the second man to the same door and handed him a gun. "We must know that you will follow instructions no matter what the circumstances," they explained to the second man. "Inside you will find your wife sitting in a chair. Take this gun and kill her." The second man looked a bit shocked, but nevertheless took the gun and went in the room. All was quiet for about 5 minutes; then the door opened. The man came out of the room with tears in his eyes. "I tried to shoot her; I just couldn't pull the trigger and shoot my wife. I guess I'm not the right man for the job."

    "No," the CIA man replied, "You don't have what it takes. Take your wife and go home."

    Now they only had the woman left to test. They led her to the same door to the same room and handed her the same gun. "We must be sure that you will follow instructions no matter what the circumstances; this is your final test. Inside you will find your husband sitting in a chair. Take this gun and kill him." The woman took the gun and opened the door. Before the door even closed all the way, the CIA men heard the gun start firing, one shot after another for 13 shots. Then all hell broke loose in the room. They heard screaming, rashing, and banging on the walls. This went on for several minutes; then all went quiet.
    The door opened slowly, and there stood the woman. She wiped the sweat from her brow and said, "You guys didn't tell me the gun was loaded with blanks. I had to beat the son of a bitch to death with the chair!"

    Monday, March 05, 2007

    Random Things

    My knee is feeling better. :o) I think I am going to rest today and tomorrow, and then ride the bike for the rest of the week. It still hurts when I stand on it for hours, or if I turn it the wrong way. Hopefully after a couple more days it will start feeling normal again. What a pain in my butt.

    Do you know what I don't understand? Here is the situation. There is this one guy here that hangs out in my group of friends that is totally obnoxious. I am not kidding, every single time I think he is actually starting to grow up, he does something totally idiotic and I want to kill him. For some reason, other guys think he is like the coolest guy ever (thank GOD Joe does not hang out with them). For some reason, whenever other guys start hanging out with him all the time, they become obnoxious assholes too. I don't get it. It's like he rubs off on them. Over the weekend, a group of the guys were out (with him), and two of them called and left 2 totally inappropriate and disgusting voicemail messages on my girlfriend's cell. I could not see either of those guys doing something like that if they weren't either a) provoked or b) trying to look cool in front of the main obnoxious guy. I just really don't understand at all why some guys are so easily influenced by their friends and can't make a decision themselves to be their own person and not act like a complete idiot even if the others are. And did they think that calling and leaving those disgusting voicemail messages were going to inspire her to be interested, amused, or all of a sudden want to date one of them?!?!? I don't think soooooo!

    Anyway, did you hear about the 2 year old that was smoking pot? Click here to read the article. That's messed up.

    Friday, March 02, 2007

    I Shoulda Been a DJ

    Did you hear that Bobby Brown got arrested recently? No, not for being a crazy crackhead. He was arrested because he failed to pay $20,000+ in child support. A northern Virginia radio station, Hot 99.5, decided that they would pay his child support in exchange for his working for a week at the radio station. This made me laugh. I read on the website today that he changed his littow mind and decided to back out of the deal. Ha ha. Crazy Bobby Brown. Click here to read the article.

    Since he recently divorced Whitney Houston, I wonder if she will stop being a crazy crackhead now. When you think back, she was so successful and had a great career, until his dead weight dragged her down. It was sad. Hopefully she will bounce back, eat a hamburger, and reinvent herself. I mean, how could you not love I'm Your Baby Tonight? How?

    Thursday, March 01, 2007

    She Exprained Everything

    I went to the doctor this morning, good news, it is only a sprain. My knee feels about the size of a basketball and I have to walk really slooooow. So, I guess that means I'm going to be doing some upper body weight training this week. I get to take lotsa ibuprophen, rest, and keep my knee elevated as often as I can. I think that sounds like a perfect excuse to put my feet up on my desk at work. Ha ha. :0)

    Jessie gave me my birthday present yesterday and one of the things she got for me is a book called Yoga for Cats. It is absolutley the cutest book I have ever seen in my life. It has a bunch of poses that are basically all things that cats do on their own normally, which makes it even funnier. But there are cute names to go along with all of them like "The Bug" and "The Cinnamon Bun." Oh man every time I open this book I crack up hahahahahaha. One section is entitled "Suggested Vocalizations," and includes a list: Maaaaaaaa, Maaa Maaa, Marrrrrhhhhh, Meh, Mew, Mew Mew Mew Mew, Meow, Mmmmmmm, MyrrOW!, and MyrrOW? Ha hahahahaha oh man Zach does all of those noises!! For all of you that do not own cats, you probably think I am crazy right now. But for all of you who are cat owners, I know you know exactly what I am talking about!! Ha ha.

    Below are some pics that Mary Beth was so kind to send to me from my birthday party! :)

    Birthday Pics

    Cool Slideshows