August 26, 2005

What Places In The World Match Your Personality?

My Test Results

Emotional Stability




Your sloan type is
SCOENYour primary type is Organized

You are social, calm, organized, moderately egocentric, and non-intellectual, and may prefer a city which matches those traits.

The largest representation of your personality type can be found in the these U.S. cities: Salt Lake City, Memphis, Greenville/Spartanburg, Long Island, Sacramento, New York City, Seattle/Tacoma, Portland/Salem, Detroit, Orange County and these international countries/regions Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Thailand, China, Puerto Rico, Romania, Indonesia, Mexico, India, Denmark, Spain, Caribbean, Ukraine, Brazil

I sound like Rain Man.

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August 24, 2005

Continental Airlines hates Dr. Pepper and me.

We are back from our mini-vacation to Cooperstown, New York. And now we need to take a vacation just to recover from the traveling.

I hate to say this, because I'm pretty damn tubby myself, but- I wish they would go back to weight discrimination against flights attendants. Oh yeah, I said it. I had the aisle seat in the last row of the plane on our three hour flight from Houston to Boston. And as if it wasn't bad enough that the line for the bathrooms caused people to be hovering over my seat nearly the entire flight, one of the bitchy flight attendants shoved her ample hips past my shoulder at least a hundred times on the way to Boston. Her hips took up the entire aisle spanning between the seats on either side. And you know what? Mine probably do too, but I don't have to waddle up and down the aisles of the flying tin cans they call Continental Airlines all damn day. Thank God.

And then:
Me: "Could I have a Dr. Pepper please?"
Bitchy Flight Attendant: "We don't have Dr. Pepper" said in the tone of: "Cristal? Girl, please. This is coach!"

August 17, 2005

yay! more STUFF!

Ikea to Build Big Furniture Store in Round Rock.

In your face Dallas! Hopefully by the time they're done building the Ikea store, we'll actually need more furniture. Cause right now, we're pretty stocked up.

August 16, 2005

It's never too early to shop for my birthday.

I just realized- only seven weeks until my birthday! Aren't you glad I have a wishlist?

August 15, 2005

plane, plane, plane, car, lake

This Thursday we leave for a five day weekend in Cooperstown, New York (which I wrote about last year). Of course two of those five days will be spent traveling. On Thursday we have to be at the airport by dawn to fly to Houston, change planes, fly to Boston, change planes, then finally arrive in Albany at 4pm EST. Ugh. But anyway, aside from all that crap, I do plan to go mini golf it at the Barnyard Swing, still advertising itself as Cooperstown's newest attraction. For some reason, we didn't make it last year, so this year it is a must. I'm also being harassed by the mom into hitting some random yarn shop. Why? Who knows what textile hoarders are thinking?

But the highlight of the whole trip? The ready availability of Archway Dutch Cocoa cookies! We have Archway's cookies at stores in Austin, but no Dutch Cocoa. I swear, I've scoured the city! So I may buy them in bulk and try to smuggle them back from New York. Shhh!

Best. Show. Ever.

Joss loves Veronica! Of course I've been babbling about "Veronica Mars" for months. But Joss Whedon? The creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Angel", and "Firefly"? The man knows good TV. So watch already, geez.

August 10, 2005

"I knew we should have gone to Six Flags instead."

Families Suing City of Dallas Over Gorilla Escape
Okay, I can kinda feel their pain. A gorilla bite can't be pleasant. But long-lasting emotional trauma? Seriously? Like they're afraid to leave the house now because there's always the fear that a western lowland gorilla might jump out and bite them? They've had to join a therapy group for survivors of zoo mishaps? Are they having to take anti-anxiety medication just so they can watch Animal Planet? Okay, maybe I don't feel their pain.

August 09, 2005

I am an exacting perfectionist.

Below is my free sample horoscope from iVillage. For only $4.95 extra, they could have gone on for multiple paragraphs on these vague themes. I'm curious if everyone gets the same profile no matter what birthdate, birth place, and birth time they enter? Give it a shot and let me know?

Section 1: The Inner You: Your Real Motivation
Harmony and balance are your keynotes. You instinctively understand the need to accommodate other peoples' interests and desires, and you are always fair and willing to meet the other person half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and with considerable social awareness, you do all you can to avoid conflict and discord. You express a spirit of cooperation and compromise and often achieve through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve by a direct, forceful approach.

Section 2: Mental Interests and Abilities
You are an exacting perfectionist with a clear, logical, analytical mind and an aptitude for work that requires meticulous attention to detail and efficient organization. Well-grounded and pragmatic, you tend to develop specialized skills and technical expertise in some practical field. Knowledge, ideas, and theories don't really interest you unless they are useful in a tangible way. You are inclined to analyze, measure, and dissect everything and to miss nuances, subtle shades of feeling and meaning. Your strengths are in your precise thinking, careful craftsmanship, and mastery of technical skills. You tend to be very good at what you do and critical of others' work if it does not meet your high standards.

August 08, 2005


Some 13 year-old girl in Washington ganked several of my entries and posted them on her blog-with minor edits, and you know, less punctuation, capitalization, and correct spelling. Here, here, and oh, here. Should I be flattered or offended? Am I now providing memes to the tweens and didn't even know it? Crap, now I just granted her profile request "oh ya tell your friends bout this site ASAP:) ".

Updated 8/15/05 to add: The child has changed her blog URL twice now in an effort to hide. She also deleted most of the entries she copied, which was actually a smart choice on her part. She must have had help coming up with the idea. Her blog has now moved to here. Oh, and I'm a slut! Who knew? My husband was somewhat surprised to hear this. And since she's changing her URL at the rate of four a day, here's the entry devoted to me:

"Don't go here
if i were you i would not go to
because she is a slut and she doesn't think straight and she thinks i have been
stealing her posts so really people do NOT go there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

I don't really approve of people eating fruit in my presence.

August 05, 2005

Agent 28 at your service.

My current job is the longest I've ever worked in one place, not counting summer camp. I've worked at this company since we were less than a hundred people on one floor of our office building. We now have nearly 230 people, and occupy two floors of our building. The entire time I've had a name plaque on my cube wall, with a little plaque under it that now says 'Two Years of Service' (it'll be three years next month). And today, the new upstairs secretary came around and taped numbers to all of our cubes. After three years of service, I'm now "28". Awesome. I always wanted to be just a number.

Heard any good jokes lately?

I am dying to see The Aristocrats! The movie is one historically secret dirty joke told over and over again by about 100 of the best comedians around. However, the movie (now open in LA and New York) doesn't come to Austin until August 26th. It could be worse, we could be Vermont, which gets the movie in October. What's up with that? Is there only one copy of the film that is just being passed around the country via Pony Express?

August 04, 2005

My Old Man

Today is Rob's 30th birthday. Tonight he gets to pick the restaurant for his birthday dinner, gets Strawberry Shortcake for dessert (his request), and will get to open his birthday presents. Which he'd better like. (He's hard to shop for because he doesn't have a four page Amazon wishlist, like some people...) This weekend he gets a small birthday party with some family and friends, complete with BBQ, cake, and the beer of his choice. Spoiled kid.

This morning, he left to catch the bus to work wearing jeans and a baseball cap. It must not be too awful to be 30.

August 02, 2005

Things I Just Don’t Understand:

  1. Algebra
  2. Any of the current dance themed reality shows
  3. The appeal of Mischa Barton
  4. The $2 bill
  5. What we did so horribly wrong to deserve Paris Hilton
  6. How cold sores know the perfect inopportune moment to appear
  7. Mary-Kate Olsen’s bag lady fashion style
  8. Wasabi flavored chips
  9. Clay Aiken
  10. Twinkies (there's no chocolate, so what's the point?)