Thursday, March 31
But, you know, the entire CD is amazing. And I just used my Lexis Ultimate Reward points to buy it from Amazon. So, amazing and free. It almost makes up for my couch being delayed....almost.....
Jack meets Hank
Anyway, just wondering about the trend of naming radio stations. It seems a little....odd.....
As an aside: I have XM radio in the house, but not in the car. I have gone back and forth about getting the car version, but I always come back to: In the morning, I like listening to the morning shows or 88.7's classical. If both of those fail, I pop in a CD. In the evening, I like listening to either a CD or 90.1's classical. Other than that, I'm not in the car. The only time when it would really come in handy is on loooong trips.
All that said, I do LOVE my XM. Stations don't really have names, though.....still don't get that.
Books. I have way too many books. Books Books Books. Okay, maybe that isn't really my "one" problem. But, right now, its the biggest, heaviest, problem. I have got to get rid of some of these books.
I have gotten rid of a lot so far. Books from undergrad. Books from grad school #1. Books from grad school #2. I even found some old tests (why?!) and shit that I had moved from place to place to yet another place. Ugh. Those are all entering their next life in some landfill. Bye Bye.
The problem is with books that I haven't read yet. I get all these "advanced reader copies" of books and I grab the ones that look interesting to me and bring them home. I get them from work or from conferences like BEA. I say I'm going to read them. Mostly.....I don't. So, they have to go. All the ones that aren't signed, that is. I do think I should get special dispensation for signed books.
And Half Price books doesn't take advanced reader copies because, technically, they aren't supposed to be resold. So, out they go. I mean, really. They're real books now. If I want to read it, I can check it out from the damn library. (which doesn't explain why I have so many books in the first place....)
Except, I'm keeping my, unsigned copy of The Known World by Edward P. Jones It won a Pulitzer last year and signed advanced reader copies are going for 195-250 bucks on Bookfinder. Looks like I'll have to spend the next few years trying to chase down Mr. Jones to get him to sign my book.
No, I haven't read it, damn you! What's your point?
Geek Geek Geek
Tuesday, March 29
It will let me post new things, though. What is going on?
Today's Car Tunes
Monday, March 28
A recipe for delicious tv....
This must be why I am LOVING this show so much.
T minus 3 days....
Its been so long since I ordered it, I've forgotten what it looks like.
I know it was a sandy/tan sort of color. To match the sand/burgundy of my living room....
Thursday can't get here soon enough!
Friday, March 25
- What blog, other than your own, do you read the most?
Neurosis' blog is one I check everyday, several times a day, as well as Just Playin', Talk Left, Cynical-C. Others that I read (and love) but aren't updated every day: Jelly Beans and Corduroy and Sleepy Sage
- Are you a gadget person? Do you have the latest thingamajigs and whoozits and geegaws? What sorts of gadgets do you own?
Well, I am sort of a gadget girl. (technobabe if you ask certain people at work.) But, I don't think I own anything out of the ordinary. I have the usual stuff. I just may have gotten it before other people. I've had a dvd player since 1998 (and I LOVE my dvd player.) I also have odd things....like a record player, for instance. Don't see very many of those around. But, do also have home theater sound complete with speakers on the walls. But, all that stuff is pretty standard now.
- If I gave you $1000 on the condition that you couldn't spend it on something responsible (e.g bills), or save it, what would you do with it?
Vacation, definitely. Or, tickets to some sporting event with really, really, really good seats. But, I'm thinking that counts as vacation. Going to see Liverpool at Anfield? Superbowl tickets? I don't know.
- What are your five favorite sitcoms of all time other than Seinfeld or The Simpsons?
Living Single, The Cosby Show, Welcome Back, Kotter (damn funny in its day!) Family Ties and......The Facts of Life.
- Organize a film festival based on a theme. Choose a theme and a handful of movies with that theme, and tell us what you've chosen.
Well, the theme I'm going with right now is movies that are bad but are nostalgically (to me) good. Band of the Hand, Grease 2, The Pirate Movie, White Dog, Carbon Copy. You're all coming to my film fest, right?
Thursday, March 24
Tuesday, March 22
Do I not feel bad? Or am I super impressed?
Wuss or Not Wuss?
I was horrified and, in fact, still have that image in my head and probably will for quite some time. So, I was talking with a co-worker about this, and she wanted to put a disclaimer on the video saying that it contained graphic images or something to that effect.
Just wondering if it warranted a sticker. I mean, the image was only on there for about 10-20 seconds but it really was that horrible.
Old home week
I used to work at Glendale before I moved to Central in mid-2001 so its like going home again. Very much fun.
Monday, March 21
I'm thinking Friday is the day I'm gonna go. I would love to go Friday and Saturday, but I have an exam on the 29th and its Cooper's exam, so I'm thinking that I'd better not be having TOO much fun that week before.
Dumb exam schedule getting in the way of my geekiness.....
Besides, the 25th is payday. Always a bonus.
Saturday, March 19
Couldn't we just once die without all this bickering?
Thursday, March 17
Down with the Klan
For instance: Did you all know that Montel Williams' dad, was the first black fire chief of a major U.S. city? Baltimore. Read all about it in his bio Firefighter. I checked out a few other books too, and I have to say they all look imminently more exciting than the klan book. Spring break is about having fun, right? Not much fun in reading about the kkk.
Monday, March 14
Friday, March 11
Spring Break Reading
Thursday, March 10
For My Fans
Wednesday, March 9
Why did this remind me
What do you get the graduating law student who has everything?
Shamelessly Stolen from the Cyncial-C blog.
Dre, step to the mic like a phantom......
I think, after this album.....I can count the Rap albums that I've heard in their entirety (and liked) on my fingers. Not the fingers of one hand, but close. I know I'm sounding old, but they just don't make Rap albums the way they used to. All these new people.....I don't like 'em.
But this is a classic. A classic for pissed off workers.
Let the day begin!
Tuesday, March 8
Still, I'll take the niceness of being able to go right home after work. It just could have been a little better, that's all.
Sunday, March 6
Saturday, March 5
Anyway, so I'm helping someone find a book on Word and I just stumble, literally, over this book that had fallen off the shelf (maybe at my head) on WP. Its a pretty, glossy, shiny, colorful book and now I can learn to do all kinds of nifty things with my favorite word processing program.
Friday, March 4
Maybe I'll rectify that if I get some time this weekend. I'd hate for all those google searches to go unrewarded, after all....
Have fun at prom, guys!
So, anyway, have a good time and I can't wait to hear all about it!
Distractions: In another study, when women who normally watched what they ate listened to a taped detective story, they consumed more calories. Researchers suspect the story interfered with the women's focus on keeping calories in check. Beat it by: Clearing all distractions; let the enjoyment of the meal provide your focus.
Why detective stories in particular? Or am I missing the point there? :o)
Will a trip to Super Target
Although, my bad attitude must not be showing too much. Two consecutive people just told me what a nice person I am, and that I was very helpful to them.
bah. helpful. bah!
And the security guard who likes to come by and linger and stare at my chest? He's likely to get a piece of my mind this afternoon if he lingers too long.
It'd be different if he were cute.....
45 more minutes. 44....
Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. B. It's a Girl!
Your Brain is 66.67% Female, 33.33% Male
Your brain leans female
You think with your heart, not your head
Sweet and considerate, you are a giver
But you're tough enough not to let anyone take advantage of you!