|Monday, December 8th, 2008|
|It's 3 am but she's not lonely
So you ever have that moment when you're flossing your teeth and there's a really tight spot and (because your dentist says you should floss everywhere all the time because your teeth are like something out of the Middle Ages) you pull really hard and then the tooth goes flying across the bathroom and there's a big old hole there that's gonna make you miss part of work tomorrow?
You should try it. It's awesome and reintroduces you to the wonders of extra-strength Tylenol. Current Mood: sore
|Tuesday, November 4th, 2008|
After tonight's victory, I just have to post these lyrics from the will.i.am "Yes We Can" song:
"We have been told
We cannot do this
By a chorus of cynics
And they will only grow louder and more dissonant
We have been asked to pause for a reality check
We have been warned against offering
the people of this nation false hope.
But in the unlikely story
that is America
there has never been anything false
Thank you, America!!! Current Mood: ecstatic
|Friday, August 29th, 2008|
|Top Ten Rules for Mystery Novels
I've been reading a lot of mysteries lately :)
10. The weird brother with the "taxidermy" hobby is definitely going to have a special "surprise" in his workshop.
9. Never trust anyone named Damien.
8. The phone line isn't out because of the storm!
7. All local police forces are filled with idiots except for the rugged, world weary yet strangely attractive detective who will "break the rules" to solve the case.
6. The "empty barn" isn't.
5. Is that a snapping twig, or the bad guy? It's the bad guy.
4. Shooting victims have approximately 50 gallons of blood and will make a miraculous recovery if taken to the hospital.
3. Kids don't die. (Unless the author's a total asshole).
2. No matter how independent, scrappy or resourceful the heroine is, she's gonna need Strangely Attractive Detective to rescue her.
1. Don't go in the basement!
|Sunday, August 24th, 2008|
|Monday, February 13th, 2006|
|Only because jasunshine will think it's funny :)
|Your Candy Heart Says "Cutie Pie"|
You always seem to have a hot date, even though you never try to meet anyone.
A total charmer, you have a natural appeal that keeps you in high demand.
Your ideal Valentine's Day date: multiple dates with multiple people
Your flirting style: 100% natural
What turns you off: serious relationship talks
Why you're hot: you're totally addicting
|Tuesday, November 8th, 2005|
|Saturday, July 9th, 2005|
|One Word meme-thing
So the English Major in mr thinks this one's kind of neat!
Please leave a one-word comment that you think best describes me.
It can only be one word.
Then copy & paste this in your journal so that I may leave a word about you.
|Friday, July 8th, 2005|
working till 1:45 am and then getting stuck in an hour's worth of traffic on the way home.
Actually, law geek that I am, the work was pretty interesting - but I have to do more of it tomorrow on the opposite of sleep! ack!
good thing I'm young and hearty and all. and that it's Friday tomorrow (or, well, now!)
|Tuesday, April 26th, 2005|
WE ARE MOVED IN.
well kind of. but we are operating out of the house in Beverly. Yay!
Jason and I are working _crazy_ hours this week, though, so it'll be a while before we get settled.
Just wanted to make the announcement!
|Thursday, April 14th, 2005|
|a strange question
so I have a) being working long hours and b) gaining weight lately. Not a shock that those two things are correlated. I think this is caused by a number of things:
1) I'm too tired to pack my lunch most of the time, so I have to buy it (expensive as well!)
2) when a group of us work late, like now when we're on trial, we always order out and I seem to make really bad food choices (for some reason after 12 hours of work I'm just like "I'm STARVING! Hand over the huge burger and greasy fries and screw the salad!"
3) when I order out alone when I'm working late I make what I'd call bad "good" food choices (while Edwardo's spinach pizza is awesome, it is not so awesome when I eat it for breakfast lunch and dinner for the next 2 days).
4) I eat candy. a LOT of candy. Seriously, I kind of use candy as a caffeine substitute (and hey, chocolate has caffeine!) and I also shamelessly exploit it for the sugar rush. (I notice I don't eat as much of it on days when I drink green tea). And when I'm really stressed at work I eat even more. A 2 candy bar day is not a good day. An "I ate half the bag of Hershey's kisses day" is an especially bad day. ;) Part of this is due to the fact that my husband, because he loves me and wants me to be happy, buys me big bags of choclate that are supposed to last weeks and I take them to work and they're gone in like 3 days. Gross.
Now I read this and think "crap it's amazing I haven't gained like 20 pounds!" But I do still work out, and I think stressing just burns calories too. :)
So, does anyone have suggestions for quicky, easy, _healthy_ lunches I might be able to make and take to work? Cause all my addled brain can come up with these days is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and I don't even like them that much. I would really love creative suggestions if you have any. :)
|Friday, February 25th, 2005|
details soon. :) Current Mood: happy
|Thursday, February 24th, 2005|
Life is SO CRAZY right now.
It will be less or more crazy tomorrow.
(I guess that's a true statement, right? Unless we have total stasis). ;)
|Monday, February 7th, 2005|
|Friday, January 28th, 2005|
|Sunday, January 23rd, 2005|
Jason and I went skiing today, which was much fun (though I crapped out way earlier than he did-- man, that boy can ski forever! :) It was my second time, and I think I'm finally starting to understand it (like three or four times, it wasn't just "slide downhill to one side....faster.....BRAKE! Stop and/or fall down....slide downhill the other way...faster...BRAKE! swear in front of small children)", it was "slide....slide....slide" and it actually _felt_ right. A lot like dancing when I finally understood the cross-body lead). We went down both green and blue runs. I want to try snowboarding next time! (All the girls (and boys) who do it look so bad-ass. ;)
On our way back (we went to Cascade Mountain) we stopped at Best Buy and I bought an mp3 player (crazy! _not_ an iPod or a Rio though...less expensive than that...) which I am most excited to play with. and now I will collapse in bed after figuring out how to get to the La Rueda class tomorrow via public transit.
|Sunday, January 16th, 2005|
I am planning on going to a La Rueda class next Sunday at this studio: http://www.danceconnectionchicago.com/
(thanks to xymboulos
, I think, for pointing me this way)
After being at my job for four months now, I've realized 2 things. 1) I definitely want to be dancing again, and 2) the best time for me to go to a class consistently is on the weekends (and not Saturday morning, since I'm often wiped enough from the week that I have to sleep in!)
anyone who'd like to join me is welcome! :) I think the cost is about $12. As far as I can tell from the website, it's OK to just show up.
|Thursday, January 13th, 2005|
all you people diggin this warm weather can bite me.
For it has brought the _mold_. And hence, the sneezing. On the train, at work, at home, etc. I love it when my ears ring and my head throbs and I can't breathe through my nose
Bring on this weekend's freeze, man! :)
(in spite of all that, work is stll being fun!) Current Mood: allergic
|Wednesday, December 1st, 2004|
So I just took out my earring, and the post stayed in my ear! ack! I'm sitting there, all impaled with this tiny piece of metal for like five minutes before I got it out. weird.
In other perhaps more exciting news, I have (so far) a pretty OK week at work, will have a crazy week at work next week, and will most likely have Saturday night off this weekend. Does anyone want to party? hang out? possibly in Oak Park? (most likely without jasunshine
, who will be at another engagement?) we will be out during the day, but I'll be back probably by 6 or so. let me know. Current Mood: sore
|Friday, September 10th, 2004|
|Chicago pizza landmark?
So last night some friends of ours from California came into town, and Jason and I took them out for real, authentic, Chicago-style pizza. So Gino's East was the obvious choice, right?
Well first off I didn't know that Gino's had changed locations from that upstairs kind of cave-like place they used to have. (You all probably know this, it probably happened years and years ago, I'm demonstrating my Chicago dorkiness, etc etc). The new place is a lot bigger, and feels a lot more like an Outback Steakhouse kind of layout. They've still got the old tablecloths, and they brought the graffiti walls with them, so that stayed the same. No wait though! (probably cause, like I said, the new place is huge).
Anyway, we ordered our Gino's Supreme, and man, it was just not as good as I remembered. Not as cheesy or tasty. Seemed almost like you got less pizza too (the deep dish wasn't as deep). The California folks loved it, but I was disappointed. Maybe I'll just have to stick to Edwardo's stuffed spinach! :)
|Wednesday, September 8th, 2004|
I can't write a lot cause I don't have my handy-dandy dictation software, but we're back from the Alaska cruise! It was awesome. Details will follow. I will have nifty pictures for ya of me and jasunshine
on a glacier. whee! xymboulos
, sorry I didn't call you back about the movie last week! I was in Ketchikan Alaska then, I think. :) zarfmouse
and all other RNC protesters, you kick ass and I'm really glad jailed people are out of jail and safe. Other LJ catch-up will be done soon. Current Mood: home