Friday, January 27, 2006

Procrastination here I come!

GOLD, I've struck gold! I found a website that lets you build south park characters- eyes, body, hat, weapons, you name it.

Here is "the dirty hippy" (aka college melanie) as a south park character:

This website is my new love!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Where's my Adderal?

Okay, so I actually do not support just throwing pills at problems (I even wrote a term paper on the subject once), but still, sometimes you just want some Adderal.

Yesterday my work paid me to drive 2 hours to my old college town, do 2 hours of data entry, go to lunch with friends, shop around and then drive 2 hours home. IT WAS GREAT! I got so much done, and I had fun, and I was happy. The driving was also awesome- I had to rent a car (see previous post "So Long Cindy") and it was great to drive again, plus my work is going to more than pay for the car and gas.

Unfortunately, it has made today drag by so so so slowly, I just can't concentrate on my work at all, and I have gotten so so little done all day. Oh well, it's almost quitin' time and instead of doing some last minuet work I am updating my blog...

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Survey Says....

My friend Claire answered a survey on her blog and then "tagged" me to answer it too. I like surveys and I like goofing off....thus, here we go.

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Hmmm... let's see. Ten years ago I was 13, it was second trimester (yup, had trimesters in Jr. high) of eighth grade. I was in the process of growing 7 inches and gaining 20 pounds (that's a little less than 3 lbs per consequently I was extremely skinny and due to my long limbs I resembled a spider). I was trying to figure out how to tell my mother that I had gotten my period a year earlier and hadn't gotten it since. I didn't tell her when I first got my period because she had told everyone about my first boyfriend and they all embarrassed me, I could only imagine what was going to happen when I told her I was menstruating. I was also growing out my hair, I had cut it into a pixie cut- ala
Julia Roberts in "Hook", and it was not a pretty process. The original hair cut had prompted the nickname "Tink", which I liked, but somehow by this point it had morphed into "Captain Winkey" and some people just outright called me Richard. It was bad at the time, but super funny now... maybe I'll find a picture and scan it to put it up here.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
Living on the third floor of a charter high school in Boston, five doors down from my cheating girlfriend. Life was so hectic, I hardly slept and was constantly running around, forgetting to eat, and I cried 15-20 lbs of college and some high school weight away. When was that huge Noreaster? It was either this week or last week last year, and we had the whole week off, but somehow that still didn't help me to catch-up or stabilize. You wanna know the craziest thing of all? I miss it sooooo much!

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. Pork rinds with lime and salt (It's a Mexican thing, I don't expect you to understand)

2. Lemon-Lime Lucas- It is essentially lemon-lime flavored salt "candy". I used to get it from the ice cream man daily. My nose would sweat from all the sodium. My mom made me stop because she feared for my kidneys and would tell me horror stories about living on dialysis. I still have cravings for it. (another Mexican thing, again, don't expect you to understand).

3. "Crack". Last year a teacher at MATCH made "crack" for the tutors. It was some sort of chexmix with sugar...ugh, I can't explain it, but it was heavenly!

4. Salted Almonds- a must for any poor person- so much healthy goodness in each nut (I know the salted part is unhealthy- leave me alone mom!)

5. Anything that combines chocolate, peanut butter and salt- like peanut butter filled, chocolate covered pretzels. I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but that is my soft-spot.

Five songs to which I know all the lyrics
Back in 2001 I was thinking of transferring and my uncle was pressuring me to apply to Harvard. One day at dinner I was complaining to my friends that it would just be a waste of money because all Harvard students had at least one thing that they were exceptional at, and I was mediocre at best at everything I did. Claire responded by telling me that she had never met someone who knew soooo many song lyrics and that I should tell Harvard that.

Here are the top five:
1. Almost every
Jackson Browne song. Favorites: These Days, The Pretender and For a Dancer (which will play at my mother's funeral per her request)

2. I Like Big Butts- Sir Mix A Lot. I have a great "music video" of this, if you haven't seen it, ask next time you see me ;).

3. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun- Cyndi Lauper. I went as Cyndi for Halloween last year, I will upload that pic when I get a chance.

4. Dreams- Cranberries (I know all the words to a lot of their songs- gotta love Dolores!)

5. Only the Good Die Young- Billy Joel. This is my theme song- just ask Neda, she'll tell you.

...this is ridiculous, I know all the words to at least 30 songs, probably a lot more, I like lyrics, I like to know all the lyrics to the songs I like. Other songs that came to mind during this: Since U Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson (since they always play it at the lesbo clubs); Somebody Told Me, The Killers; Humps, Black Eyed Peas; Piano Man (and many others), Billy Joel; Tiny Dancer (thank you Almost Famous), Elton John, Space Oddity, David Bowie....tons of cat Stevens, the go-gos, many songs!

Five things I would do if I were a millionaire
1. Start a Trust Fund to be used for improving Urban education

2. Pay off my student loans so I can do the work I want without having to worry about salary!

3. Tell Shabori to work her butt off in high school and then apply to and attend any college she wants, on my bill.

4. Buy a modest but cute apartment, decorate it, paint it, and buy a puppy to live with me in it.

5. (Warning this is really crunchy) Work on buying more organic and toxin free products.

Five bad habits
1. Wasting work time on personal business

2. Falling for women who are emotionally unavailable

3. Talking too loudly (I get easily excited)

4. Forgetting to e-mail people back for extended periods of time

5. Loosing things- keys, cell phones, scarves, gloves, etc etc

Five things I like doing
1. Listening to music- my little man recently got me an ipod, thanks scott!

2. Reading, not having a book that I am really into affects my mood badly.

3. Watching movies and TV, now that I have free time and netflix this is all I ever really do

4. Playing team sports- softball, dodgeball, and football are my favorites

5. Cuddling, but the cuddler has to also be the cuddling sort or it doesn't have the same affect!

....hmmmm, that felt a little like an online dating question.

Five things I would never wear, buy or get new again
I don't like this question. Never is too strong of a word... I am a pretty random person, there's not much I can't see myself not getting- a gun? but I never bought one in the first place. A tube-top?- but I can't be sure of that. A crimper? but I like 80's nights. Therefore, I reject the question!

Five favorite toys
1. My ipod shuffle

2. My Darth Vader with Anakin inside

3. My video camera- even though its not actually mine and people get embarrassed when I use it.

4. My skis- even though I don't have enough moola to use them often.

5. I wish I had a sex toy to put on here- but alas! My box of pictures and mementos

Now I'm supposed to pass it on and tag five more people. My picks are D.B. Echo, since he has a blog, Linds, Lei, Pia, and Bekka.
I have a headache...I think it may be because I am becoming dependent on caffeine- this does NOT make me happy.

I went downstairs to get a blended chai and a cute Starbucks boy was hitting on me... I got flustered and almost walked into the door. I didn't realize that men could still do that to me...

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Sing HO for the life of the Gays

Thankfully my mom reminded me that the Golden Globes were on last night just in time for me to see them honoring the gays.

Best Original Song in a Motion Picture: "A Love That Will Never Grow Old",
Brokeback Mountain
Best Screenplay Motion Picture: Brokeback Mountain
Best Director Motion Picture: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Felicity Huffman,
Best Motion Picture- Drama: Brokeback Mountain

Oh man! Look at all the beautiful gayness (I understand that I am lumping here an oversimplifying the idea of Transexuality by including Transamerica in here, but you understand where I am coming from).

I have not seen Transamerica yet, but I am planning on going soon.

I have seen Brokeback Mountain, and let me tell you, if you have yet to see it you need to go. If you need a buddy just gimme a call because I am planning on seeing it a second time. It is such a beautiful movie and it delivers such a clear point about how our societies inability to accept homosexuality damages peoples lives and keeps them from true and simple happiness (even the lives of those who are not homosexual). I also think that the story is such that you cannot argue against this point- which is something that I have never encountered before in a movie trying to deliver this message.

Even my mommy wants to see Brokeback, and we talk about it all the time!

Other happy gay mommy things: Yesterday she was telling me she saw Ebert and Roeper doing a worst movies review and D.E.B.S was one of their "don't even see it movies". I replied by telling her that it is a "Lesbian Spy Spoof" (I don't think I ever described it to her as such before) and that you probably have to be a gay woman to really enjoy it (I have told her in the past about how much I love the movie and went as a D.E.B. for Halloween). And the awesome thing is that she seemed to have no problem with my comment and just laughed and said, "well I guess so cause they sure didn't like it".

Yay, happiness

Seriously, go see Brokeback!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

I just went to a meeting where we discussed one of our programs and how we need to "sell it" as cost effective in order for it not to get wiped out. I will be doing research on similar programs to find evidence on their cost effectiveness (thus proving we too are cost effective).

This all seems very adult and professional doesn't it?

I spent the entire meeting with a pair of underwear stuffed in my pants pocket...

...I am the most professional person ever!

New Years Resolutions

  1. Donate unnecessary clothing (seeing as I have four laundry bags FULL of clothes and no room in my closet or drawers...something must be done)
  2. Correspond with 1 distant/ out of touch friend/family per week.
  3. Get a gym membership and start working out (I am seriously lacking in the muscle department!)
  4. Stop dating/having sex with women who are actually in love with/interested in other women (step one: take a very long and total break from Cameron and Anastasia- CHECK)

So those are pretty much my resolutions...I have some other things I am doing like- budgeting my money(start saving), trying to be more healthy, only consuming my fair share of resources (Check out "More with Less: a Mennonite Cookbook- it's great), using more products that are chemical free/ green...etc, etc.

The New Year's Eve party I went to was pretty mellow...which is exactly what I needed. We went around and shared our resolutions at are the others I remember:

  • Put money into 401K (Bekka)
  • Get a puppy (Suzy)
  • Stop smoking and start dating (Bethie)
  • Start working out (Belding)...okay I stole that one
  • Respond to e-mails within one week (Sarah Hayes)

eh...there were more but that is all I remember right now....I just appreciate that Bekka's is so grown-up and Suzy's really isn't what I typically think of when I think of resolutions....