January 30, 2006

Happy Chinese New Year!

Beware of my poisonous bite! I was born in the year of the snake:

Diplomatic and popular, the Snake has the sensual art of seduction down. This Sign is an interesting mix of gregariousness paired with introversion, intuitive reasoning paired with savvy business skills. Snakes are considered to be lucky with money and will generally have more than enough to live life to the fullest, regardless of how important it considers money to be; this may be due to the fact that Snakes tend to be rather tight with cash. They're not stingy, they're simply more mentally than physically active. Snakes tend to hang back a bit in order to analyze a situation before jumping into it. Their charming, seductive quality actually belies a rather retiring nature; this Sign is perfectly happy to spend the whole day curled up with a good book and, thus, can be mislabeled as being lazy. (Mislabeled it says!)

The Snake is somewhat insecure deep down and tend to be a rather jealous, possessive lover, behavior that can end up alienating loved ones. Despite these less-than-stellar tendencies, however, the Snake often proves irresistible and is a generous, loving partner. Slightly dangerous and disarmingly smart, the Snake's philosophical and intuitive mind generally supersedes logic in favor of feelings and instinct. Snakes will rely on their own gut reactions and intuitions before turning to others for suggestions. This makes this Sign a great hand in any business venture, possessing the caution and smarts needed to get ahead.

Snakes are hard workers (when they see good reason to be!) and are possessed of a keen intelligence. Snakes have incredible follow-through, once they get going, and they expect the same from others. Thus, their coworkers and employees had best stay on their toes, lest they anger the Snake and suffer its poisonous bite!

In general, of course, Snakes are generous and genteel, charming and appealing. Snakes must try to learn humility and to develop a stronger sense of self. Once Snakes realize that confidence comes from within, they will finally be comfortable in their own skin.

January 26, 2006

True love stories never have endings.

"Veronica Mars" kicked ass in typical fashion last night. Although with "Bones", "Lost", and "Veronica Mars" on at the same time, it was a logistics nightmare.

I love Joss Whedon, and Kevin Smith, and Lucy Lawless (can't hate someone who did an "X Files" spot), but the stunt casting MUST STOP.

Lamb went to SWT!

Does anyone else feel like no one has really grieved for Meg? Sorry, but I didn't buy the fake break-up scene at school for one second. Oh, and the whole bit with the cop inviting Veronica to the club he's a bouncer at? That will totally come up again.

I'll admit it, they blindsided me with the twist with sleazy Vinnie Vanlowe at the end. It's going to be interesting to see how Veronica is going to repair her relationship with her dad. But the whole Fitzpatricks and Felix storyline is leaving me very 'meh'. I don't love the Duncan character to pieces, but I didn't suspect that he'd be the budget cut. And awww, gotta love the new Lilly Kane.

January 25, 2006

It's kind of sad that even lounging around in my pajamas on a Sunday, I am better groomed than Britney Spears. All that money for ferraris, badly chosen trophy husbands, cheetohs, and red bull, and she can't buy one hairbursh?


Okay, I didn't actually get tagged on this. I've always been picked last for team sports. But I wanted to play anyway. So here's my fours.

Four Jobs You’ve Had In Your Life:
1. data analyst (current)
2. summer camp counselor (for 7 years!)
3. grocery store clerk at Simon David
4. assistant manager of a Claiborne outlet

Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over Again:
1. 10 Things I Hate About You
2. Office Space
3. The American President
4. Pleasantville
(hours later, I'm still worrying about the movies I left off)

Four Places You’ve Lived:
1. Austin, TX
2. San Marcos, TX
3. Wimberley, TX
4. Fredericksburg, TX

Four TV Shows You Love To Watch: (I only get four??)
1. “Veronica Mars”
2. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
3. “The Office”
4. “Deadwood”

Four Places You’ve Been On Vacation:
1. Port Aransas, TX
2. Cozumel, Mexico
3. Cooperstown, NY
4. South Padre, TX

Four Blogs You Visit Daily
1. freakgirl
2. pamie
3. dooce
4. gofugyourself

Four Of Your Favorite Foods:
1. pepperoni rolls from Double Dave’s
2. cheese fries from Outback Steakhouse
3. fettucini alfredo
4. thin mints!

Four Albums You Can’t Live Without:
1. the Buffy musical episode soundtrack “Once More With Feeling”
2. the “Great Days” John Prine box set
3. Dixie Chicks’ “Wide Open Spaces”
4. and that’s all I can remember, everything else is on the iPod

Four Vehicles You’ve Owned:
1. 1979 orange Mazda station wagon
2. 1992 blue Mitsubishi Precis
3. 2001 silver Saturn SL
4. 2002 maroon Saturn SL

Four People To Be Tagged:
Oh let's be honest. I don't have anyone to tag.

January 24, 2006

I will never swim again.

This is the creepiest thing I've ever seen. (Well, since the giant snails anyway.)
Jumbo Jellyfish Invade Japan
They can weigh up to 440 pounds!
I'm trying to not be offended that someone found my blog by searching for "huge ass".

January 22, 2006

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Today kicked off Girl Scout cookie season! Yay! What better way to enjoy "Celebrity Fit Club" than by eating an entire box of $3 cookies? Now trans-fat free! Happy Girl Scout cookie season to one and all.

January 19, 2006

Crop circles are Chuck Norris’ way of telling the world that sometimes corn needs to lie the fuck down.

January 18, 2006

fug wear

Urban Outfitters is trying to convince us these items are actually fashionable. Fight the power ladies.

January 17, 2006

drunks in evening attire

The Golden Globes were actually really entertaining last night. The best part of the show is when they go to commercial break and for just a second you get to see people get up from their tables to schmooze and you can see all sorts of bizarre connections and wonder how does Pierce Brosnan know Melanie Griffith and what do they have to talk about?

Highlights: Isaac Mizrahi feeling up Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet. Ryan Phillippe drunkenly yelling at Joaquin Phoenix as he's accepting his award "You owe me $220!" Reese Witherspoon telling the press backstage that Ryan and Shirley MacLaine are now best friends, because Shirley knows everything about everyone. Which means Ryan Phillippe will soon be blackmailing half of Hollywood. Harrison Ford bringing his drink onstage and then handing it to Virginia Madsen so he could open the envelope. And I love that Felicity Huffman seemed totally thrilled to be beaten out by Mary-Louise Parker (who dedicated her award to John Spencer) for best actress in a comedy show. And Larry McMurty thanking his typewriter? The man wrote the great American novel, so he can be as eccentric as he likes.

January 16, 2006

Steve Carrell, Reese Witherspoon, and Mary-Louise Parker: So far the Golden Globes don't suck. Yay!
Oh, and Nancy Walls should write everyone's acceptance speeches. That would make this show so much more fun.

I hate being wrong.

Okay, fine, so it's not actually possible to die from a sinus infection. You could not have convinced me of that three days ago. Although there is still the possibility that the dizziness caused by my antibiotics will cause me to crash my car and die in a fiery explosion. In which case, the sinus infection will actually have killed me, albeit indirectly.

January 10, 2006

If you're wondering where all the kleenex in the state went...

Rob and I came down with colds the week after Christmas. Immediately after finishing the bedroom remodel, we became sick. So all of the things we planned to do during our vacation, that we put off until the room was finished, yeah, we didn't do any of them.
So we're recovered from our colds, for the most part, just battling some residual congestion and drainage (don't you love it when people share?). And then yesterday afternoon, Rob starts feeling achy and weak, and wakes up with a fever in the night. And this morning I woke up with a cough, accompanied by chest pain every time I cough.
Rob is sure he has the bird flu. From all that time he's been spending in Turkey lately I suppose. But me? SARS.

January 05, 2006

The President's Reading List

White House spokesman Trent Duffy said "The president is an avid reader. He reads books of all kinds and stripe and persuasion."

Now why do I find that so hard to believe?

Yeah, but at least my socks don't match.

Our new loveseat was just delivered. We needed more seating in our living room and took the easy way out and bought the loveseat that matched our sofa. I now own matching dressers, matching nightstands, and now matching sofas. My mother will be so appalled.

January 03, 2006

snack attack

As much as I liked all of my Christmas gifts, I'm kind of disappointed that no one got me this: