Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Monday, April 29, 2002
- Emo kids are annoying
- Simple test to see if your band sucks: kick the lead singer in the nads. Now have him sing. Does he sound different? No? Then your band sucks.
- For a bunch of straightedge vegans, they sure do a lot of drugs.
- What's with all the bread at the potluck table? Is that all vegans can eat?
- Somebody get that guy a sandwitch!
- Shit. Everybody here is wearing dark blue, boot cut jeans. The one day I decide to wear my one pair.
- There are two sub-species of emo kid: those who think they live in the 1950's and those who think they live in the late 1970's / early 1980's.
- Sure are a lot of emo bands for a hardcore festival.
- It's funny when vegans wear leather jackets and Doc Martins.
- Face the audience when you're on stage. When you face the wall and twitch like that it doesn't make you look deep or troubled. It makes you look like a kid having a siezure.
- Why are you wearing sweat bands? You're not moving around enough to break a sweat.
- (Too much anger to say anything about Students Against War.)
- I see their mouths moving but there's nothing coming out of the speakers. Nice job, sound guys!
- Those fine, upstanding young men in I Wanted To Tell Her have attractive haircuts.
- I'm drunk and I just ate a whole lot of shredded beef and I don't feel bad at all.
- Straightedge kids are scary.
- Oh surprise! It's another fucking emo band! Take some Prozac and get over it, guys.
- I'm such a crotchity old woman.
- No, really. Here's some Prozac.
Thursday, April 25, 2002
Just checked the movie review -- turns out it some kind of stupid teenage coming-of-age drama.
Wednesday, April 24, 2002
My least favorite Elton John song is "Benny and the Jets."
That is all.
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Monday, April 22, 2002
There's a bunch of Milano cookies ten feet away from me. I've had three already. Bad, bad Pika!
Rainbow had my favorite drink ever, Reed's Cherry Ginger Brew. *Drool*
So I'm back to work today after three days off last week due to a family emergency. My grandparents were in a car crash. Grampa has a new pacemaker and some possible neurological problems that cause him to pass out every once in a while and Gramma has pins and plates in her leg and no bottom teeth. Other peoples' mortality is frightning.
Tuesday, April 16, 2002
I'm no longer in charge of making our new catalog. Which makes sense, since we have a department called "Creative Services" and a department called "Marketing and Product Development." Still, it's sad they've taken my baby away from me. The Creative Services Manager is being a bitch and not doing her part, so Christina figures by dumping the entire thing on her she'll actually take an interest in it. I'll be surprised if this thing gets done by mid-May.
Ack, choking on a noodle....
I really don't want to call any more Harley-Davidson dealers. I promised myself to try and get through thirty calls today. I've got twenty down. I should just get this over with.
What have we learned? When it comes to music, Canadians are just as much mindless, flocking sheep as Americans. This saddens me.
Monday, April 15, 2002
Arguing for the American Family Association of Ohio, opposing counsel David Langdon asked the judges to uphold an appellate court's denial of the women's name change; otherwise it would imply approval of "a relationship that has no validity."
Oh, so you get to decide whose relationship is valid and whose isn't?
On Tuesday, all five Bay County School Board members denounced homosexuality, calling it "a sin" -- even though there was no GLBT issue on the agenda.
"They don't know what they oppose," said Smith, who has written a letter to the local newspaper criticizing the board's comments. "Some parents stood up and said they opposed anyone bringing up homosexual issues in the classroom, but they didn't have anything specific to protest. They just want to keep gays and lesbians unsafe and invisible."
Backwater hick motherfuckers.
So far today I've heard four U2 songs. Why is this band popular? Why must I be subjected to their whiny, annoying songs on every fucking radio station?
Sunday, April 14, 2002
I have to get some exercise today. Time to fire up the treadmill that my parents don't seem to use anymore. I'm kind of afraid to use the steam shower, though. I'm not really understanding the concept. I didn't use it last night because I was tired and caught up in The Sims: Vacation so I smell like wet dog. It's such a nice day outside maybe I'll take Yoshi for a walk.
Saturday, April 13, 2002
Sugar snap peas are fabulous. I wonder if they're legal on the Sugarbusters diet. Maybe I'll do a little research in glycemic indexes.
I took Yoshi to the dog park today. She's such a wuss. She wouldn't leave my side the whole time. I guess getting your ass kicked by a three legged dog will do that to you. She's 11 years old, too, so I suppose that had something to do with it.
I'm hungry now. Must go scavenge.
Friday, April 12, 2002
So my dad calls me yesterday. Doesn't mention anything about my birthday, which seems to be a wash, but asks me to dog sit next week. Doesn't say when or for how long, just that they are driving down to Texas. Oookaaaayyy....
I feel like a doormat. It's probably selfish of me to expect to get something for my birthday, but I'd rather they didn't get my hopes up by asking every other day for a while there when Dan and I were free to do something. My answer was always the same. Tuesdays, Thursday, and Fridays, for the most part. Weekends are generally bad. Not a difficult concept to grasp.
But I'll get over my birthday. I'm not sure if they realize it or not, but my brother's birthday is next Thursday. Are they going to be in Texas then? Are they going to be assholes and not acknowledge my brother's 27th birthday at all? It wouldn't surprise me if my dad didn't even give him a call, what with his attitude about him and all. Yeah, my brother is a little irresponsible and kind of a dink. But he's your own flesh and blood for crying out loud. Forgive and forget already. And quite whining. <Whiny dad impersonation> He's not my son. I'm such a horrible father. I know I'm a bad dad. Blah, blah, blah. </Whiny dad impersonation>
Get over yourself, Major Tom.
It's Friday. I don't want to work. I've made ten sales calls today and that is quite enough thank you very much. I didn't take this job so I could be a goddamned telemarketer. I tried that already - it lasted less than two days. ARGH... does anyone want to hire a hardware/software buyer/tech in the Twin Cities area? Please? I'm getting pissed at Thompson Education Direct because I requested info on the vet assisting correspondence course weeks ago and still haven't received anything. I think I'll call them up and harrass them today.
Okay, damn, I just signed up for the vet assisting course. I'm paying $40 a month for the next 17 months. No time like the present, I guess.
Thursday, April 11, 2002
About three cups of coffee
Three bricks of Shredded Wheat with raisins
A few bites of salad
A few bites of cottage cheese with peas
And I'm not hungry. It's 1:16 and I'm not hungry. Am I sick?
Right now I'm listening to: "Aerials" by System of a Down. Yee-uh.
1. WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND YOUR USERNAME?
I really like Pikachu. And I'm a dork.
2. NAME FIVE OF YOUR FAVORITE PIG-OUT FOODS.
Only when I'm not on the Sugarbusters diet *sigh*...
1.) Special Dark chocolate bars
2.) Roasted garlic mashed potatoes (red new potatoes with skin included)
3.) Roasted garlic mashed potato pizza from Pizza Luce
4.) Cereal. The whole box. Something obnoxious like Golden Grahams or Sugar Smacks.
5.) Carrot cake
3. HAVE YOU EVER HAD A MAKEOVER?
I had a facial when I was in Girl Scouts when I was about 13 years old. That's about it, unless you count getting my hair braided last Friday.
4. NAME ALL MEMBERS OF THE BEATLES.
John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Geroge Harrison, Paul McCartney, and the original drummer, Pete Best.
5. WHAT'S THE LONGEST TIME YOU'VE STAYED OUT OF THE COUNTRY/WHERE?
Two weeks in South Korea back in 1987.
6. ONE THING YOU'RE GRATEFUL FOR, TODAY.
7. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL MEMORY?
Uhhh... getting my head shaved in my animal science class at vo-tech?
8. WHAT IS THE MOST INSANE THING YOU'VE DONE FOR/TO YOUR CRUSH THAT HE/SHE MIGHT NOT/MIGHT KNOW ABOUT?
I'm pretty boring. I guess you could count shaving my pubes into a diamond. (Is that too much information?)
9. DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM WEDDING.
Japanese/Buddhist/Pagan mixture at a Japanese garden. Then a little local band festival at the reception.
10. WOULD YOU EVER JOIN TEMPTATION ISLAND?
Yes because it would probably be a good way to meet new friends. I'm quite faithful and it goes against everything within me to cheat on my partner. But I can get along with just about anyone. And I really wouldn't mind hanging out on a tropical island for a few weeks.
11. NAME THREE TEACHERS YOU LIKED IN HIGH SCHOOL/ELEMENTARY.
12. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE QUOTE? WHAT IS IT?
"Thank you for not breeding." - The Church of Euthanasia
13. MY FIRST HEARTBREAK HAPPENED WHEN I WAS... [CARE TO SHARE THE STORY?]
14. Dan (my current SO) said we should "just be friends."
14. THE SCHOOL PICTURE YOU BURIED IN YOUR BOTTOM DRAWER?
I'd rather forget about school. And all my pictures except for my senior picture were pretty awful.
15. DO YOU HAVE ANY WEIRD PREFERENCES? WHAT ARE THEY?
Uhh... tattooed/pierced/modified bodies.
16. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX?
Opposite sex nothin'! I don't get women!
17. WHO IS YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Dan, Sara, and Alicia.
18. NAME ONE TV CHARACTER YOU'D MOST WANT TO BE.
Any rich one.
19. IF YOU WERE FAMOUS, AND WERE TO BE A GUEST ON A TALK SHOW, WHOSE SHOW WOULD YOU CHOOSE? WHY?
Crossing Over with John Edward. For personal reasons.
20. GIVE YOURSELF A PORN STAR NAME.
My middle name + street name combination is Ann Ridgewood. Which is pretty good. Or I could go with my apartment name, which is Ann Arches. Perfect!
21. DO YOU HAVE ANY WEIRD SLEEPING HABITS?
I shove one arm under my pillow and sleep with the pillow going lengthwise.
22. WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO THIS SUMMER?
Work and tan.
23. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG RIGHT NOW?
Tie: Too Much Too Soon by Llama and In The End by Linkin Park.
24. WRITE A LINE FROM ANY SONG.
anata no tame ni
NEZUMI totte (KEMUSHI totte)
TONBO totte (KAERU to ka)
dakara iya sou ni
suteru no yamete
[ For you, we
[ catch mice, (catch caterpillars)
[ catch dragonflies, (and frogs and such)
[ so, please stop throwing them out
[ as if they were disgusting.
Neko no KIMOCHI [Cat's Feelings] from Escaflowne
25. DO YOU KNOW AT LEAST ONE DISNEY SONG BY HEART? WHICH ONE?
I'm embarrassed to say that I know several by heart. The most notable being Ev'rybody Wants to be a Cat from The Aristocats. Even the scat part.
26. DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM HOUSE.
A mid-sized log house on a lake with a stream running through the yard.
27. YOUR TYPICAL SLEEPWEAR:
T-shirt (in the winter), bra, panties
28. WHAT'S IN YOUR BAG?
Wallet, Hello Kitty CD player, breath mints, loose change, gum, receipts, saline, sunglasses, maxi pad (you asked).
29. WHAT'S IN YOUR WALLET?
About a billion cards for various things, $7, a receipt, spare car keys, a really old condom.
30. HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR WALLET RIGHT NOW?
31. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PAIR OF SHOES?
Everyday: My black Sketchers that I got on sale a year ago and haven't fallen apart yet.
Dressy: My black knee-high combat boots.
32. IF YOU COULD'VE GONE TO YOUR SENIOR PROM IN A DIFFERENT OUTFIT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Didn't go. I would have worn something gothy and fishnets and that whole deal.
33. HOW WAS YOUR SENIOR PROM?
34. TELL US ABOUT ANY OF YOUR BIRTHDAYS.
I had some really good swordfish at Outback Steakhouse on my 21st.
35. WOULD YOU RATHER BE A HOBBIT, AN ELF OR A DWARF?
An elf. They're purty.
36. WHAT ARE THE FIRST FIVE THINGS YOU WOULD SPLURGE ON IF YOU WERE A BILLIONAIRE?
1.) A black VW Jetta
2.) A house
3.) A cabin
5.) A boat
37. WHAT IS YOUR DAILY BEFORE-GOING-TO-BED RITUAL?
Shower, brush teeth, try to read a little, take contacts out.
38. WHAT IS THE WEIRDEST/FUNNIEST NICKNAME ANYONE HAS EVER CALLED YOU?
39. NAME THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE CARTOON CHARACTERS.
Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Breakfast today: 3 bricks of Shredded Wheat with raisins and skim milk
Mid-morning: coffee with nasty non-dairy creamer and raisins
Lunch: about 4 oz leftover prime rib
I'm doing well!
See what Care Bear you are.
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I am Mr Do.
I am sedentary by nature, enjoying passive entertainment, eating when the mood takes me, and playing with my food. I try to avoid conflict, but when I'm angered, I can be a devil - if you force me to fight, I will crush you. With apples. What Video Game Character Are You?
I am a celebrity, a natural born leader, and a mascot. When old people think of video games, they oftentimes get a mental image of me. Countless times I've been called into battle to save Peach from various baddies, even back in the days of Atari, and I have never faltered. Others may be jealous, but who cares? I'm Mario!
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What kind of drunk are you?
Which Colossal Death Robot Are You?
You’re Michelle Branch! You’re the ‘girl nextdoor’ type of gal. You’ve got a down-to-earth feel about you, and you’re not afraid to be original. You’re still trying to find yourplace in life, but that doesn’t mean you’re not enjoying the trip. Rich and famous? Sure! But you’re not gonna let that go to your head. ;D
What Kind of Pop Princess Are You? Quiz by Jonah
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Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Oh great. I just checked RxList and according to them 1% of people tested had "abnormal dreams." I wonder what that means, exactly?
Oh even better. Now that I've been doing more research it seems that this is a common problem among people who take SSRIs because rather than fluctuating naturally the saratonin stays high all the time. Also, REM sleep may be suppressed and I may begin to hallucinate like if I were to not sleep for a few days on end. Fantastic. I think I'll write to one of those doctors on Yahoo.
Monday, April 08, 2002
I also finally subscribed to the Fortean Times. Yay!
Christina is gone for another week. Traci and I are bracing ourselves because we just know that something is going to happen while she's gone. It always works out that way.
My Chinese algae eater is kind of a poop. It always chases the goldfish around. It's not like I don't feed them well enough.
*Grumble grumble grumble*
I don't wanna work today.
But I hide it well. Argh... I just have this annoying unsettling feeling that's making me cranky. And I'm craving sugar like a motherfucker. I inadvertantly put sugar in my tea this morning through force of habit. Argh!
Sunday, April 07, 2002
Friday, April 05, 2002
Dan is in a pissy mood because he has to fold clothes. I had to get out of the same room as he was in because I don't want any of his pissiness to rub off on me on my Happy Day. It's not my fault he waited until now to fold the clothes and that he waited until the dirty clothes formed a three foot tall mound on the bedroom floor before doing them. I'm not even going to mention the fact that it has been I who has wiped the kitchen counter every fucking night, swept and Swiffered the kitchen floor because it was actually crunchy, and emptied the cat box after it hadn't been scooped the entire week he was parking in the lot (I nearly passed out because the ammonia was so strong). FUCK. It's not fucking fair. Either I do it or it doesn't get done. I can't live in filth. It bothers me enough that there is that ever-present funk smell in here that I can't get rid of no matter how much air freshener and carpet deodorizer I use. Oh yeah, and Dan has vacumed only once in the four months we have been living here. ARGH!
He hasn't even looked at me since I walked in the door. Fuck you, too.
I'm probably not going to bring any of this up to him face to face because I'm a rug. I'll just be passive-agressive and continue to write about it in here until I explode and disappear up north alone for a few days.
Thursday, April 04, 2002
I just noticed that Britney Spears has a song called ''I'm Not A Girl, Yet Not A Woman.'' *snicker*
Mmm... tuna sandwitch with relish. Yum-yummy.
Hmm... maybe I should upgrade to Blogger Pro. It's only $35 per year right now. I think I will. Whenever I get my Federal back. Geez I'm hungry. I just ate a sandwitch and I feel like I'm about to start munching on my plastic Tenshi Muyo figure collection. Mmm... Ryo-Ohki....
I've been craving a big, nasty prime rib from Bonfire sooo bad lately. *drool* I think I'm so hungry because it's so butt-ass cold up here. How cold is butt-ass cold? Go stick your bare ass out the door in the middle of a Minnesota winter and find out for yourself.
Wednesday, April 03, 2002
''With the birds chirping mellifluously and the sun sharing her warmth generously while the sky cloaked the earth in brilliant blue, in a storybook-like castle by a crystal-clear brook, deep in the emerald green forest, Sir Reginald discovered blood in his stool.''
Some useless facts from P45.net:
ARGH THE INTERNET IS BROKEN! I've been reduced to typing this on notepad.exe. Seriously, nothing seems to be working. Damn network connection.
Brunchma.com is acting all wonky and I'm going through withdrawal.
I've decided that my favorite song right now is ''In The End'' by Linkin Park. And my favorite CD right now is... ''Hybrid Theory'' by Linkin Park. And one of them (Mike, I think?) has the same piercing as me. Heh.
I got my new two page per day Daytimer sheets for my planner. It's a sad life when you can get excited over things like this. ''Wow! I can plan my day/week/month with amazing accuracy!'' It's got all sorts of things like reservation numbers for hotels, metric equivalents, a simple interest rates table (huh?), and international dialing codes. According to DayTimer I'm worth nearly $0.22 a minute. My existance has been reduced to less money than is required to make a phone call. I feel dirty.
There is a holiday called ''Epiphany'' that is celebrated on January 6 in Germany, Italy, and Spain. What, do they all walk around shouting things like, ''now I get the theory of relativity! It's a good thing today is Epiphany!''
My new fish seem to be doing well. I got two black moor goldfish named Saturn II and Neptune II and a Chinese algae eater named Pluto. I was originally going to name the algae eater Betty but Christina suggested Pluto. All three of them tend to stick to the bottom of the tank so I'm going to have to pick up something that swims near the middle or top. Petsmart has figure eight puffers and I might have to get one of those if it wouldn't beat up on the others too much.
Argh, I dreamed that Matthew called me last night. What would I do if that really happened? Probably act as if nothing was wrong, like I tend to do in these situations. But hey, I've gone from total hatred of both Missy and Sara back to best friends status. I guess humility and forgiveness is in my blood. And a fear of conflict.
Tuesday, April 02, 2002
I got an Impmon in my kid's meal today. Still no Patamon, but he's got a really kawaii evil smiley face on his... err, crotch area. He now resides happily next to Gatomon.
Monday, April 01, 2002
I am such a pedant. I've got a Bob the Angry Flower strip in my cube, ''Bob's Quick Guide to the Apostrophe, You Idiots.''
I am Tangent Queen today.
Dinner at Dan's dad's place was nice. His parents gave us chocolate bunnies and $20 bills. Whoo hoo! Completely unexpected. Very nice! I got my Richard Park rookie card in the mail yesterday. Yay! I've almost got a scary little shrine on one wall of my cubicle with a Wild vs. Rangers ticket stub, a signed giant Park card and a signed Park rookie card. I'm not idolizing the man, I just think it's really neato that he's from South Korea. And he's good.