Archive for October, 2008

Yay me!

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Am back from Philly from what was probably one of the most pointless meetings ever.  Also narrowly  avoided catching pnuemonia. But now…it’s my birthday! And beginning today I am off until Nov. 10!  W00t!   I’ll still be around the blog, but no more library cretins for eleven days! (And the happy thoughts continue to […]

A TRULY “Blessed Event”

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

When people tell me that they are pregnant, my usual reaction is blandly non-committal.  I mouth the expected words and go on my way.  But this calm facade masks my true reaction:  bleak heart-wrenching despair. But when someone tells me that they’re going to get sterilized (granted, such a thing has virtually never happened), then […]


Monday, October 27th, 2008

*sigh*  Shortly I’ll be leaving here on a quick trip to Philadelphia for work.  I hate Philadelphia.  And work. But there’s a sushi place a few blocks from my hotel.  And I’m supposed to have free internet access, so hopefully I can blog.  If not, see ya in a few.

Pussing Out

Friday, October 24th, 2008

So about a month ago, BW found and downloaded the Billboard Top 100s for 1980-89.   Yup, 100 songs per year for the whole 80′s.  I’ve been slowly listening my way through it; in a way it’s really nice to hear the songs that were actually popular in the 80′s again instead of the very […]

Heee shoots and…uh?

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Tonight I have a Friendship Anniversary (do other people do this?) “date” with Whistler.  We’re going to the Pens vs. Carolina game.  I’ve never been to a live hockey game before, but we found good seats on Craigslist that weren’t obscenely overpriced (quelle surprise!) so I’m gonna give it a try. Watching games on tv […]

Is this thing on?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Back again, at least long enough to say that my hallway is all painted.  I would take a picture to share, but I think that the color is the sort that looks nice in real life but will photograph like ass.  It’s called “safari tan”, if that helps your visualization process any.  While I was […]

Too, too quiet…

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

And that’s probably how it’s going to stay around here for a bit.  This week I have dentist appointments, doctor appointments, BW has a mid-term, and in between I’ve been trying to paint my foyer/stairwell.  Blargh!  It’s a leftover project that should have been done over the summer, but we couldn’t get around to it […]

The Insane Clown Posse

Monday, October 13th, 2008

A glimpse into my Halloween decorations for this year.  I’ve decided that I really like the white pumpkins; they open up whole new realms of pumpkin-design that I hadn’t contemplated.  So yeah, just like probably every 14 year-old emo Hot Topic-ing Joker fangirl, I made a Mr. J pumpkin.  How could I pass that up? […]

Thank gawd!

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Body of Lies opens today!!! When I first started seeing info and leaks from this movie, even though Rusty is in it, I really had no desire to see it.  Leo DeCaprio is always a big turn-off, and movies about US foreign policy are not appealing.  And then the main issue:  Russell went all method […]

I’m a political vegetable

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Seriously.  I can’t take this election season any more.  It is triggering my anxiety something fierce.  Earlier this week I actually had election-related nightmares…several of them!  They were all along the lines of:  I was stuck someplace away from my home precinct and couldn’t vote, or else I dreamt that I somehow forgot about the […]

Taste the Season: Liquid Edition

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

It’s always been my policy/personal quirk that I only like tea if it doesn’t taste like tea.  And OHMY, does this stuff fit the bill!  It is incredible!  Tastes like hot liquid pumpkin pie!  I could just sit and sniff the tea bag all day and be happy. The ingredients list black tea, “natural pumpkin […]

Taste the Season

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Have you all seen the new “fall” flavors of Hershey kisses out in the stores?  They come in Candy Corn and Pumpkin Spice, and they both rawk. I’m no fan of Hershey kisses, or any Hershey chocolate, really.  (Hersheys?  chocolate?  *snork*  More like dark brown wax brick.  But I digress.) But these succeed because there’s […]

Drive-By Hotting: Because I Suck edition

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Oh the shame!  Oh the…… Aw, fuck it.

It Isn’t Easy Cleaning Green

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

You all know what an OCD clean freak I am. You also probably know that I’m a tree-hugger and try as much as possible to be environmentally conscious, even before it was The Thing to do so. Unfortunately the two have been mutually exclusive.  Every now and again I’ve tried out some “eco-friendly” cleaning product, […]