Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Class

You may have seen the new show on CBS called The Class. All the characters were in the 3rd grade together, but for the most part had grown up never to see each other again. That is until the pilot, when one member of the class (who was dating another) threw a 20 year 3rd grade reunion of sorts. At the party he got dumped, and as you can expect, hilarity ensued. I admit that the show is not that good, but I like it. I think it has potential once they get rid of, or tone down, some of the over the top characters.

There are not enough enjoyable sitcoms out there. Everything is drama, drama, procedural drama, and more drama. Great sitcoms like the Office, My Name is Earl, and Scrubs are too far and few between. While The Class is no Scrubs, or even How I Met Your Mother (yes, I said "How I Met Your Mother" – it's actually very funny) the thing is, I am completelytickledd by this show. I hope it stays on the air long enough to find its stride and work out its kinks.
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Monday, September 25, 2006

We Have a Winner

Congratulations, Matt! You are correct!

The quote "A naked American Man stole my balloons!" is from the totally awesome movie An American Werewolf in London!

Movie Quote Game

In what totally awesome movie would you find this quote:

A naked American man stole my balloons!

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Tetrus best!

I just got to level 36 on tetrus! Level 36!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

wow...my last event

I just got home from my last event as a paid member of my organization. I've got to admit: I'm a little sad.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

blogger spell check oddities

  • If you type "wierd" it suggests "wired" and "weirdo" for you. It does not suggest "weird."
  • If you type "agains" it suggests "aging," "Asians," and "agony," but never "against."

Changing Taste Buds...

You know what I did today that I haven't done in a long time? I hit the "next blog" button. I came across mostly blogs in foreign languages - one of them about animals facing extinction. "Next Blog" just doesn't seem as interesting to me anymore -- I've lost my taste for it.

You know what else I've lost my taste for? Regular soda. I don't know how it happened. Believe me when I say it was not deliberate. I have always railed against diet soda and the gross aspertaine taste, but my tune has change as my taste buds have. It began gradually enough. I was drinking a Coke and I thought, "Man, this tastes sweet!" (not "sweet" as in "sawheat!," but in the literal sense). I thought it was a fluke. Apparently it wasn't because I found myself reaching for Panda's diet Cokes over my Dr. Peppers. Now I even order diet sodas in restaurants! I'm still not 100% sold on diet Coke; I really don't know why anyone would choose to drink it when other sodas are out there, but I do seem to be off regular soda. Sure, I'll drink it when I'm craving something sweet, but it is definitely not an everyday beverage anymore. This is a very weird realization for me. Very weird indeed.

It boggles the mind....


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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Life List

Ellen has been talking a lot about her life list, and this has inspired me to write a life list of my own. It is still a work in progress, but here is my life list:

  • Visit all the National Parks
  • Travel to Malaysia
  • Crochet an afghan
  • Backpack through Europe
  • Get a dog

I encourage all of you to create a life list a la Ellen. It is fun and highlights your priorities. I made sure I have both "big to do's" and "little to do's" on my list, because (as with any To Do list) I want to have some things that are relatively easy to check off. Feel free to share anything on your life list that you would like.

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sifl and Olly

Several years ago the most awesome (if not somewhat obsurd) show was on MTV, and it was called The Sifl and Olly Show. It was freaking hilarious, and I just found a website, YouTube, that has a bunch of clips and episodes. Here is a clip from one of my episode segments, Calls from the Public:

For more clips, go here.

Happy Birthday, Scarlet Panda!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday today!!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Alter Ego

Today I am not warm fuzzy. I am cold prickely.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

bee in my bonnet

My co-workers made fun of me the other day because I said I had a "bee in my bonnet" about something or other. This led to a conversation about other sayings we hear each other use...okay, so it was more them spouting out things I say that are (according to them) silly or outdated, most notably: "ducks in a row," "...say 'boo' about," and "...running around like a chicken with its head cut off." When they finished having a good chuckle at my expense, I went back to work.

I like idioms and learning their origins and this got me to thinking: I am not the only one who uses idioms in daily conversation, and I'd like to hear some of your favorite idioms. These could be sayings you find yourself using or that you've noticed in other's speech.

This blog post brough to you by "Wordy Wednesday: Early Edition"

spend some time in the 'lou

Over the last year, several of my friends have selfishly decided to move away to far off states. Sure, they e-mail, call, and invite me to visit them, but I gotta tell ya – I’m sick of people moving. This does not bode well for me since a sizable number of my friends have resolved to flee this fair city come May. I don’t like it. Not one bit! And so, I’m here to list just some of the reasons why they should stay in St. Louis; I encourage them to think about this list as they apply to different lawyer type jobs in the coming months.

1. There is a ton of FREE stuff to do in St. Louis – the Zoo, The Art Museum, The Science Center (and more)
2. You can camp without fear of bears!
3. Provel Cheese!... like no cheese anywhere else!
4. We have a top ranked Children’s Hospital
5. This is home to the Gateway Arch – the tallest American monument. Also, it's the coolest...
6. Face it: moving is expensive, and all your stuff is already here.
7. Ted Drew’s Custard... so delicious, and only available here!
8. Like musicals and plays? We’ve got the Fox, the Muny, The Repertory Theater, and several college theaters.
9. Our Autumn and Spring seasons are beautiful.
(perhaps most alluring) I am here.

Please note, this list is not complete; it simply shows some of the few (out of many) reasons to stay in St. Louis.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Best zombie movie ever!

Last night I watched Shaun of the Dead with some friends. Oh my god, this movie is flipping hilarious. I had heard of the movie, but kinda thought it was a "so bad it's funny" kind of movie, but no, it's supposed to be funny. If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend it.
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Leading authority...that's me!

I was browsing through my stat counter thing to see who was visiting my blog. I rarely see anything of interest; usually I just see a bunch of hits from a certain nearby university. Today, however, I came across this came from. From the page, if you click on "Soulard Farmer's Market" you are sent back to my post about farmers markets. Apparently, I am a great source for information about "fun things to do in St. Louis." Who knew?

Saturday, September 09, 2006

There is a difference between mostly dead and all dead

And my blog is just mostly dead. I attribute it to the fact that I quit my job (whoot!). Before, while at work, I could justify taking little blogging breaks, thinking, "I can do x tomorrow." Well, my tomorrows are running out! I have several open projects, and only 3 weeks now to finish them. Additionally, it is a busy time at work, with 3 different sports seasons overlapping, (one of which is our biggest sport) and I need to secure volunteers for all 5 competitions before I leave.

I am so happy to quit my job, but as happy as I am, there is some sadness too. This week, I've begun telling some of my key volunteers that I'm leaving. It's not easy, and I'm beginning to realize there are a lot of people who have been part of my life for the last 4 years that I'm likely never going to see again.

Anyway, my blogging has suffered because of this business of busyness, so sorry, dear readers. I know how much this blog means to you, how it gives you a sense of purpose, how it brightens you day. So, I will try to post more often, and because of that I offer you this Saturday post! Who knows, I may even post a couple more before the day is done!

In other news...I finally figured out how to use spell check on this thing. That is to say I did the same thing I always do (click the spell check icon), but this time it worked. Ironically, the blog spell checker told me that "blog" was misspelled, and suggested "bloc." Also a little ironic: I misspelled "misspelled." heh.