Obiter Dictum

Woman's virtue is man's greatest invention --- Cornelia Otis Skinner

Monday, July 31

Today's CD

A man too easily forgotten, this is the stuff that played on albums in my house growing up. And, actually, can be heard in my house today. Or, in my cubicle right this minute. I LOVE this cd. And, amazingly, a lot of the songs I didn't know. Really, as much Sam Cooke as I've been fed since birth, that is pretty amazing. But, I'm also a chronic song repeater, so I probably missed out on a lot because I'm addicted to song #17. And #18. And 27.......
I made the mistake of starting this one late in the day. You simply cannot be sleepy, or anything less than bright eyed and alert, when you're watching this one. It is that convoluted. I finished it up on Sunday and I liked it. I think. I'm not sure I understood half of what was going on. I'd see it again.....I think I'll need to. It averaged a 76 on Metacritic which is fairly good, but I felt like I was overloaded. If you've seen it, I'm curious to know what you think.

Cute. Funny. Perfect after Syriana AND Miami Vice in the same weekend! Not so much with the thinking. Mindless entertainment and Bradley Cooper was soooo cute! And this little guy was adorable too.

my reviewing street cred

I just opened the 7/28 issue of Entertainment Weekly to read about the Miami Vice movie and here is what it said "He (Michael Mann) started writing in 2004, and what came pouring out was an ultra-violent meditation on identity and duality that had almost nothing in common with the original series other than a location, a job description and that Collins track. (In the Air Tonight.)

Ha. Like I said....I forgot to mention the song, though. And do you know why? Because I HATE the remake of it. That was a song that should have been left the hell alone.

Sunday, July 30

Rico Suave

So, I saw Miami Vice today. Now, I liked the tv show, but I wasn't a devoted fan, so I'll be curious to know how they receive it. To me, it was a good movie. But, the only thing that I thought it had in common with show was that the main characters were Crockett and Tubbs.....and it was set in Miami. Other than that, I didn't see much of a resemblance to the tv show.

Jamie Foxx was good. He's always good, though. Good and hot. Hotter than Philip Michael Thomas, certainly.

Colin Farrell.......well, I must disclose here that I love Colin Farrell. I know, I know. I've heard it all before. Still love him. Sorry. And, despite all his crazy sex tape, boozing, kid in a pussy store antics, he's a good actor. Yeah, I saw Alexander. The exception that proves the rule. Anyway, disclosures aside, Colin Farrell was incredible. He reminds me of Gary Oldman in a way. They both have the ability to make you forget you're watching them, and get totally into the character.

I liked the movie. Had a good beat, I could dance to it. I winced a few times......bloody times. Colin needed to go home and start again with that hair. Jamie Foxx looked good. Did I say that already?

I'd see it again. I guess that's the best compliment I could give.

Friday, July 28


I got this in email today and I laughed.

And then I laughed again.

Thursday, July 27


which is all i'm going to say on that subject.

I sooooo need an anonymous blog!

Yesterday's CD

I found this CD quite by accident when I was looking at what was new at work. I'm not sure what I think about it, either. There are some good songs on there. I especially like her rendition of "Come Rain or Come Shine". But, there is a lot of this cd that sounds like Lawrence Welk. No, seriously, it does. That isn't a good thing. So, I'm glad I didn't buy it. That is what the library is for. And, I'd listen to another CD from her and hope it was more consistent than this one.

Wednesday, July 26

Get Your Motown On

So, Saturday.....we went to Motown. That was cool. Tons of pictures, of course, but you'll have to click on the flickr page to see those (as well as the rest from Friday.) So I wanted to highlight:

The Olde Asse candy machine.

The (cheat) sheet music. This cracked me up! You can't write the notes in!

And this great picture of Diana Ross. Although, I must say, I've never thought of her as particularly attractive......that's just me.

Motown was great.

After that, we headed across the border and went shopping. I had the luck of the shopping gods with me. Its just too bad I didn't have more money. There was this store in the mall called Laura. It was like a smaller version of Von Maur (you know how I love VM) Anyway, I got a skirt that was regularly priced $125 for $24.99. (!!!) and then, I got the lovely jacket to match, originally $240, I bought it for $59.99. I was in HEAVEN. Ladies, you know what I'm talkin' about. They had SUCH a good sale. And very chic, very well made things too. It was great. We also went down their tourist trap touristy street with lots of shops and places to eat with a great park/view of the water/walking trail. It was nice. I took lots of snaps there so head over to the flickr page to see those. I went to a record store and bought......records. They didn't have much in the way of Jazz that I wanted, but I did max out on 80s rock. (geek). I went in a few used bookstores. And I saw a great tattoo/piercing parlor. I keep saying if my sister wasn't with me I would have gone in there and gotten something just because I loved the sign in the window.

If you know my sister, though, you know there will be no tattooing or piercing on her watch (no matter HOW old I think I am....) so we passed that right by.

After all that bargain shopping and walking and looking and picture snapping, (and Motown touring) I was exhausted when we got back to Ann Arbor and I was asleep before 10:30. Loser.

So Friday....

I arrived in Detroit. It was about a 45 minute flight, and before they were even done serving the complimentary drinks, we were preparing for landing. Sweet! My sister picked me up at the airport and we drove back to Ann Arbor where we were staying. (She was there for a conference.)

Lunch at the hotel (and a little Divorce Court in the room) and then into the big city! My sister is the one that is directionally astute, but we still got lost. Ha. But, we finally made our way to Comerica and there were lots of cool buildings around. Here is one. I"m not sure what it is.

Love the mural, though. The Detroit Opera house is right across the street from Comerica Park and I thought that was pretty funny too.

The ballpark is beautiful. And, we had fantastic seats. FANTASTIC. We sat in their "Tigers Den" section and instead of bleachers we had pseudo patio chairs with cushions. There were four seats in our row, and between two chairs there was a little table for resting snacks. We had a waitress working our area, but that was truly unnecessary because if you went up six (or so) steps, you had a plethora of food items at your fingertips. We were there early enough to catch batting practice.

The other two people sitting in our row was a husband and wife who were the most friendly people ever on earth. I can only remember the husband's name (Doug) because he was sitting right next to me and we talked the whole time. He is a huge Tiger's fan, and filled me in on all the things I didn't know. I love knowledgeable people! And, of course, it came out that I was a Sox fan, and he gave me a great deal of ribbing about it, but all in a very nice way. Really sweet guy. I learned a lot about baseball that night, I think.

After the game were the fireworks. And the carousel inside the park was still a hot attraction even after the game.

All in all, it was a great night. Even my sister, who is not a huge sports fan or a huge fan of blowing money on stupid things, agreed that the $60 tickets were worth every penny. I might get used to having good seats!

What goes up.....

So the high I was on because I had all of Series 4 of MI-5 to watch......yeah, that's over. I watched the last one yesterday and now that's it. No more. Series 5 startes this Britain. Maybe will put up each episode on Bittorrent......and maybe they won't. At any rate, I'm still SOL right now.

Sure, I could go back and watch a few of my favorites but that isn't the same.

Sure, I could go read some more books.....but that isn't the same.

Its like the how you feel at the end of baseball season......or whatever season you like. Or when you finish a book you really really like and then its over.

I'm sure I'll get over it. It just sucks, that's all.

In other news: I forgot my lunch today. You see, I thought I was going to the IBA to learn all about the law of Motor Sports. Lunch is included there, so I didn't bring one. But, that lovely event is TOMORROW, not today. So, I have no lunch. But, I do have some really good pineapple that I found just in the nick of time in my fridge. It said "best if enjoyed by 7-21" but its still pretty damn good today! And, its Buca night for a retirement party, so I don't wanna hit fast food for lunch. I think I might have some soup here. We'll have to see. My work pantry is just about bare.

Tonight or tomorrow, pics from Detroit. I had a GREAT time.

Monday, July 24


I do this crazy thing of reading book reviews after I've read the book. I'm always curious to see what other people have thought of it, and to see if we agree totally, disagree completely, or something in the middle.

So, this morning, I started checking the review for Anderson Cooper's Dispatches from the Edge. I guess I wasn't surprised by what I found. "Self involved narrative" (PW) "Disjointed narrative" (USA Today) and this gem, also from the USA Today: "And there's a big gap at the center of this book: Cooper's personal life. In Dispatches from the Edge, he opens a tantalizing window into his own soul -- but only so far."

So, we don't really care about what you've seen or your own personal tragedy if you don't tell us who you're fucking?

Seriously? That's what we have come down to? I guess I knew that, but I hoped I was just being cynical. USA Today spells it out for me right there. But, just in case I missed the point, Maclean's drives it home in their review as well:

"One topic that is glaringly absent from Dispatches is that of his private life. In particular, Cooper's sexuality has been a source of broad speculation for some time. But it's a subject he refuses to address publicly. "I do my job and that's really what I'm about," he says. "The rest I have no interest in talking about and people can make up their own minds and think what they want."

Jesus Mary and Joseph. I'll grant you that Anderson Cooper is extremely easy on the eyes, but he's not the best looking journalist on planet Earth. He's not even the best looking journo in the US. He's good looking, lots of men are. Do we really have to spend a bunch of time lamenting the fact that we don't know who is between his sheets? If its not me (and its not. Damn you, Anderson!) then who the hell cares?! Its like they're saying "Yeah, yeah. Bosnia. Africa. Tsunamis......people are dying. That's terrible. So, who were you with last night?"

This book is fantastic, but it isn't fun. I'm warning you now. Not a beach read. In fact, you might not want to be around a beach for awhile after reading about his experience from the tsunami hit area. This isn't a textbook on journalism, its a book about a journalist who saw certain parts of the world and wants to talk about it; the effect it had on him. So yeah, it is a bit self involved.....but how can it be anything else? These are his thoughts and opinions and questions and (very few) answers. There are parts of his life shaken throughout the war and natural disaster, and you wonder how a person who has tragedy at home and tragedy at work can keep it together. Of course, with any journalist reporting in this day and age, with disaster upon disaster, man made and natural, there has to be some sort of disconnection. Most people use their family as buffer between the job and sanity. It doesn't seem like he has that luxury. Its depressing, really.

He talks a bit about Hurricane Katrina and that now (in)famous interview he did with Mary Landrieu. I was watching when that was on, and I couldn't believe what was coming out of her mouth either. His attitude, which you could see shift right during the interview, made me sit up and take notice. And, I said to someone that maybe, just maybe, this was the beginning of the media coming back to life. I think I may have been overly optimistic. This is a piece from my Sept. 3 blog post

Anyway, Bill Maher seems to think we have gotten our press corps. back. I think certain members of the press may have woken up (have I mentioned today how much I am loving Anderson Cooper these days?) But, I wouldn't go so far as to say we have them back. If its morning in America, its still very early morning. I'll go so far as to say they're wiping the sleep from their eyes. Good for them. The usual right shills are very, very quiet these days. (What'd ya say, Hannity? Tucker Carlson? Hmmm? I can't hear ya.)

I have to say I'd just noticed his pretty face before then. It wasn't until Katrina that I realized their might be a brain in that head of his and that he might actually give a shit about the things he's reporting on. There are so many smarmy, self righteous, arrogant assholes on talk and news tv these days that cynicism sets in and it takes awhile to believe one of them might be sincere. And, even then, you're afraid to think they're really sincere because you're afraid you'll feel like an idiot when you find out you've been played. But, at some point, you have to believe in something, right?

So, if you're interested in hearing about a first hand account of reporting from world hot spots, and you're not afraid of a little war, disease, tsunami, or suicide.....this is the book for you. I can't speak highly enough about this book. No, I really can't. I won't go so far as to say it'll change your life, but it might make you think about life a little bit more, or a little bit differently.

If you just want to know who Anderson Cooper is fucking, you might want to take a pass.

Worst Book Ever?

Perhaps. I am going to a book club on August 8th and I have until then to finish this book. It may not happen. I started this book in the airport yesterday, and I had to stop after about 25 pages. It was that bad. Yes, it was. I didn't know what to expect. Romance books and I are old friends. Fantasy books and I are even older friends. I have absolutely no problems with vampires, werewolves, witches, mages, elves, dwarves.....whatever. I have a huge problem with books that are shitty.

She's written a lot of books and people really like her. Maybe I got my hands on a bad one.....but, I doubt it. Everything in this book (at least what I read of it) seems forced. You know where she's going after the first paragraph and she isn't giving you any reason to read it. The main character is like a washed out milk jug of every other "supernatural" romantic hero that is all the rage these days. There isn't a thing new or innovative about him. The romantic heroine is a little more interesting, but that isn't saying much given the position we were working from. You could rip the cover from this book, wrap another around it, and no one would be able to tell the difference.

I may just be an observer at this book club because I don't know if I can bear to waste any more time on this. Life is too short.

Stupid and Contagious

Guess what? I didn't like it. I know, I know. I'm so far in the minority on this my vote isn't even registering. I went to Amazon, to check out the reviews, and everyone loves this book. Everyone. I searched through some book reviews and even the usually super harsh Kirkus could only muster a bit of bitchiness towards this title.

Here is my problem: I hated the main character, Heaven. No, really. I didn't find her cute or quirky or charming. I found her fucking annoying. Truly. And when she is half the book, that makes it very difficult to read. I liked Brady a lot more, but not enough to make up for how much I hated the chick. He seemed to be a crazy chick magnet and that's not a good thing.

I did read the end, and thought that was cute. I liked all the pop culture references in it. I laughed. I did. But, none of that was enough for me. This is what Kirkus said that resonated with me:

With a title taken from a Nirvana song and Brady's fixation with obscure bands and even more obscure snack foods, Crane's basic boy-meets-girl story is at times a bit too enamored of its own caffeine-fueled pop-culture cred.


Thursday, July 20

Product Placement

Hey, who wants some effen vodka?

Wednesday, July 19

Its embarrassing.....

How much I enjoy reading Q & A interviews with George Pelecanos. I mean, its bad it enough that I absolutely love his books. That's bad. But, I think I'm becoming stalkerazzi-esque! If you can't get enough (and who can) the regular style interview is here.

A man who thinks. Sexy. And he's not hard on the eyes, either. But, really, the thinking. Nice.

The great movie meme

Bumped up for a few more days.....

Yeah, Yeah. I was tagged a zillion years ago. I didn't forget, I just didn't have time. Now, I'm officially on vacation.....well, except from work. But, that still seems like a vacation so I'll take it. So, its time to play guess that flick.

If there are rules, I've forgotten them. Basically, I post the quotes. You post the answers in the comments. We play the game until they've all been guessed. Got it? Excellent. Would you like to play a game? (ha ha. that one was for extra credit!)

#1: "Sit your five dollar ass down before I make change."

#2: "She looked like she liked doing the nasty. And I liked doing the nasty."
Hollywood Shuffle guessed by Jen (from the motherland)

#3: counter clerk: "You want light meat or dark meat?"
customer: "Dark meat"
counter clerk: "We're all out of dark meat."
customer: "Then why'd you ask?!"

#4: "I'm going to die and I'm wearing my mother's underwear!"
Grease 2,Indeed! Guessed by KP.

#5: man #1: You've seen too many Westerns old man
man #2: That don't exactly work in your favor

#6 man #1: I think my eyes are getting better. Now, instead of a big dark blur, I see a big bright blur.
man #2: There's nothing to see here. I used to live here, you know.
man #1: You're gonna die here, you know.
Return of the Jedi. guessed by Brian.

#7: woman: by the way, why did you kiss me?
man: I don't know. I was about to be hanged. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
woman: Oooh!
man: What? What'd I say?
The Mummy, guessed by Brian.

#8: "First we crack the shell, then we crack the nuts inside."

#9: woman: I'm Candy
man: Of course you are.
Highlander. Nice job, Brian. I thought this was one of the harder ones.

#10: woman: We could end this now and nobody would get hurt.
man: I'd get hurt.

I have, like, ten more movies to do ! How can you put a limit on great movie quotes?!


Showtime's latest offering. The reviews are here I've seen the first episode and something about it bothered me. I couldn't figure out what. I still am not exactly sure what, but I'll say this: for a good show, with good writing, great acting and an interesting theme and setting (Rhode Island of all places) something about it was just not......right.

I hate to say its too much like Sopranos, but I think that might be part of it. It is VERY much like the Sopranos. The tone of it, the darkness of it.....its a very dark show. Usually, I get into that. That's drama, baby! But, you know, there has to be a reason to keep watching. It can't be so predictable that I sit there and think "Okay, which one is having the affair? Great. Now, what's the next political/marriage/small town/ stereotype we can tackle?"

And they tackled them all. They threw it off a little: the wife was cheating, instead of the husband. But its predictable. I wasn't surprised. If I know what's coming, why am I watching?

I certainly won't try to keep you from watching if you're so inclined. As for me, I think I'm giving the rest of this series a pass.

Sometimes I wish

I got paid per email sent to BBS and PPC. I would be in the money fo' sho!

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer

So, Mickey Spillane died the other day. Max Allan Collins did a great obit of him here. The most I know of Mike Hammer is the cheesy Stacy Keach version because, as Collins points out, we have the literary memory of gnats nowadays. This is the stuff that I love to read, though. And some of my very favorite mystery authors (Pelecanos, Coben, Crais) are all direct descendants of the Spillane tradition.

If you're a mystery fan, check out a Mickey Spillane before they disappear from libraries altogether. It isn't new. It isn't shiny. But he wrote his first book in 1946 and we're still having this discussion. That must mean something.

Tuesday, July 18

Call me Crazy

But I always liked Dave Navarro and Carmen Electra together. He seemed to have a sort of positive influence on my opinion of her. (which means I didn't cringe anymore whenever she accidentally crossed my path.) Too bad.

Interview advice is the new crack

Ladies and Gentlemen:

my first round of law related interviews are soon upon us. Yes, us. It takes a village to get Robin a job, people! Let's get to work, shall we?

We are in need of questions, fashion tips, whatever will be helpful to know going in.

Drop nuggets of interview knowledge into the comments and let's win this one for the Gipper!


Monday, July 17


From novelist Laura Lippman's blog, The Memory Project,

  1. Have you ever been searched by the cops? Nope.
  2. Do you close your eyes on roller coasters? Sometimes. That only makes it worse, though.
  3. When's the last time you've been sledding? Probably undergrad where we had hills on campus. That's the last time I can remember, anyway.
  4. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone? Depends on the someone else.
  5. Do you believe in ghosts? ABSOLUTELY! (no, I'm serious, I do.)
  6. Do you consider yourself creative? Yes. (see previous question)
  7. Do you think O.J. killed his wife? I can't believe people are still obsessed about this. Mark Furhman has framed TONS more black people since this murder happened! (Not having actually following the trial, or knowing just what the evidence was, or wasn't, I have no ACTUAL opinion on the case.)
  8. Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie? AJ, baby.
  9. Do you stay friends with your exes? If by "friends" you mean I don't hate them, then yes. If by "friends" you mean we chat on the phone......or that I even have their phone numbers.....then no.
  10. Do you know how to play poker? Aren't there like 100,000,000 million different kinds of poker? I'm going with no.
  11. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight? Nope. That's crazy.
  12. What's your favorite commercial? Right now, nothing has been able to dethrone the Jimmy Dean breakfast commercials. I'm waiting for the next big thing.
  13. What are you allergic to? Nothing that I know of. Yes, I know how lucky I am.
  14. If you're driving in the middle of the night, and no one is around, do you run red lights? No. And I'm so F-ing ashamed to admit this!
  15. Do you have a secret nobody knows about you? Not after #14! (well, maybe I have one or two more....)
  16. Bo-Sox or Yankees? Um...Chi-Sox. Do I have to choose one of those other two? Really? Red Sox.
  17. Have you ever been ice skating? Not. One. Time. I'm missing out!
  18. How often do you remember your dreams? Pretty often, actually.
  19. When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? A few days ago at work. We laugh a lot here.
  20. Can you name five songs by the Beatles? Yep.
  21. What's the one thing on your mind now? I still have 9 glorious hours of MI-4 Season 4 to watch! (hey, I'm a geek, but its what I'm thinking about! At least I'm honest!!)
  22. Do you know who Ghetto-ass Barbie is? Yep.
  23. Do you always wear your seatbelt? Yep.
  24. What cell service do you use? Verizon.
  25. Do you like Sushi? I haven't had much of it, but I liked what I had.
  26. Have you ever narrowly avoided a fatal accident? How would I know it was fatal if I avoided it?
  27. What do you wear to bed? Usually a t-shirt and shorts.....or just a t-shirt
  28. Been caught stealing? Nope.
  29. What shoe size do you have? 8! (only thing I have a size 8......)
  30. Do you truly hate anyone? I don't think so. Although, I can get awfully mad sometimes....I don't usually stay mad.
  31. Classic Rock or Rap? Love them both. Well, as long as we're talking about classic Rap as well.
  32. If you could sleep with one famous person, who would it be? No way I can answer that question.
  33. Favorite Song? This one is nearly as impossible as the last one to answer. But, today its Easy Living. I prefer Dinah Washington singing it, though, to Billie Holiday.
  34. Have you ever sang in front of a mirror? Yep.
  35. What food do you find disgusting? Pringles. I detest Pringles.
  36. Do you sing in the shower? Who doesn't?
  37. Did you ever play "I'll show you mine if you show me yours?" Heh. But of course!
  38. Have you ever made fun of your friends behind their backs? Of course not! I make fun of my friends to their face! That's the beauty of friendship.
  39. Have you ever stood up for someone you hardly knew? Yes.
  40. Have you ever been punched in the face? Why are these two questions paired?! No, never been punched in the face. I'm sure it could only help...... ;o)

For my geeky homegirl, KP

who is, for some reason, irrevocably linked to Jane Austen in my head now. Why is that?

The Straight Dope

Up hella early

At work by 6:30. No reason, just because I was up. Might as well go to work early and go home early, no?

I caught the 3am rebroadcast of MTP and, I know I was semi asleep, but even in that state Bob Novak is a &$%#^&@ liar. Checks C&L for the gory details.

Oh yeah. Bittorrent ROCKS MY WORLD.

No, seriously, it does. But, shhhh. Don't tell anyone.

Pirates of the zzzzzzzz

It wasn't a bad movie. Not really. There were just many, many moments when I could have dozed off with no noticeable effect.

Parts of it were quality. Parts of it were not. More parts not. Maybe because I liked the first one so much, this one couldn't help but suffer.

And, maybe it was just lame.

I'm all over this movie, though, that I saw in the previews. Cracking my shit up.

And, you know, I saw Top Gun. Loved Top Gun. Do we really need the cheaper, low(er) quality version? Ugh. No, thank you.

Sunday, July 16

I don't mind sharing with you

Thursday, July 13

We the People have the absolute right to be bigots

And we don't want to hear anything that you might have to say on the subject. With a court that is leaning heavily right (aka wrong) its amazing that such a bill has even come up.

But it has.

I'm sure they'll next be trying to restrict the Court from hearing any cases on returning uppity negroes to the back of the bus.....

Wednesday, July 12

My New (school) year's resolution

is to get involved again. Last year, I did....well....nothing. My first year, I was always at interesting CLE programs, especially since it was within walking distance of Interim Central.....and they served lunch sometimes. I didn't get CLE credit, of course, but I learned stuff. And I met people. Last year, I think I went to one. It was an interesting one, on Doping in Sports, but that is still pretty pathetic. I don't work at Interim anymore, but I'm not that far away. I go there for lunch, so I can go for this too.

Tuesday, July 11


I know I've been kinda MIA lately. Too much homework, not enough time (or inclination really) to do it. But to recap:

Italy winning the World Cup. I wish it would have been France, wasn't.

I was in Illinois over this past weekend, and went to one of my favorite Italian Restaurants: Cimino's. It doesn't have a website, which is a pity. Its great.

It was a family reunion (over the weekend) and I met a bunch of people who are related to me that I never knew existed. I always thought this was kind of odd, no? Anyway, they live in New York, North Carolina and.....Hawaii. SWEET! All places I like to visit or I'd like to visit.

And now I'm gonna go check out the All Star game so its post and run. But, I promise to post something interesting (at least to me!) tomorrow.

No, really. I promise.

Have a good one!

What he said

Wednesday, July 5

I love this idea

The Tribune publishes their letters to the editor online in blog-esque format, so readers can comment. I LOVE this idea!

Monday, July 3

Happy Birthday, BBS!

I can't believe I almost forgot! :)

Especially since I just got back from getting her present......
Your Brain's Pattern

You have a dreamy mind, full of fancy and fantasy.
You have the ability to stay forever entertained with your thoughts.
People may say you're hard to read, but that's because you're so internally focused.
But when you do share what you're thinking, people are impressed with your imagination.

Black Coffee, no sugar no cream.......

I'll have that song in my head all day now. I actually like cream and sugar.
You are a Black Coffee

At your best, you are: low maintenance, friendly, and adaptable

At your worst, you are: cheap and angsty

You drink coffee when: you can get your hands on it

Your caffeine addiction level: high

holy &%$#

How did I get ten percent?!

You Are 10% Redneck

I'll slap you so hard, your clothes will be outta style.
You ain't no redneck - you're all Yankee!

not fair.

You Are 40% Sociopath

From time to time, you may be a bit troubled and a bit too charming for your own good.
It's likely that you're not a sociopath... just quite smart and a bit out of the mainstream!

Know what sucks?

When you go to one of your favorite lunch time haunts....for lunch.....and you HATE what you ordered.

I mean, absolutely hate. It was chicken salad. But, it was a different kind of chicken salad. I chose wrong, that's all. It wasn't that it was done wrong, or anything was amiss....I just chose the wrong kind.

And it was icky. And, if I would have been dining in, I probably could have gotten them to give me something else. I eat there often enough, they would have taken pity on me. Maybe. But, I took it to go and so I was stuck. I feel bad that half my sandwich ended up in the garbage, but I just wasn't digging it.

Next time I'll choose more wisely.


My daily work took me to this today You must listen.

Yes, even you.

Come one, come all

I'm working at Glendale on the 4th of July so you should all take time out of your busy holiday schedules and come see me.

Because I'm sure I'll be bored out of my skull. I have no idea who I'm working with,but I'm sure it'll be fine.

I hope.

Your travel type: Travel Yup

The Travel Yup likes exotic and adventurous travel, but prefers big cities with fast paced life. He has a keen interest in other cultures and always brings home a few souvenirs.

Sunday, July 2

Hmmmm, can you see a bias?

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I'm not keen on the West. But, I'm still anxious to round out my Eastern states. I would love to do it with something like this. And I'm going to Michigan later this month so I can add one more to my list. I suppose I should get out west. I'm just an East of the Mississippi River girl at heart, I guess.