Sunday, April 30, 2006

I'm all kinds of handy

For months now, our shower sprays out what could be described as a trickle of water falling out of our faucet. Tonight I took matters in my own hands, grabbed a wrench, and I changed the shower head. The result: SUCCESS!! We now have normal water pressure in our shower! YAY! I don't think I'll quit my day job to become a plummer just yet, but I'm pretty proud of myself.

It's the small things in life...

I hate finals

The finals I'm referring to are not mine, but the law students'. Here it is, Sunday night and I'm all by my lonesome. SP has been in marathon study sessions for a couple of weeks now. Not only do I not see her, but I don't see anyone else either, and it is a total drag. Alright, I'm done complaining.

I am really happy because my favorite band, They Might Be Giants (also known as the best band ever), will be here in St. Louis on May 6th. I cannot wait! Can.Not.Wait. They come at the perfect time - finals will be over and my 4 events at work will be totally wrapped up.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

randomly in my head this afternoon...

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy
Was he?

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Good luck on finals!


I know many of my loyal readers are in the middle of finals and to them I offer Lucky Finals Cow:

Good Luck!

My biggest pet peave

"funner" and "funnest"

These are not words, yet so many people say them. Everytime I hear them it is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Just say funner out loud - listen to yourself - hear how ridiculous you sound! ugh!

Examples what you can say:
Work is not fun.
You know what would be more fun than working? Anything.
White water rafting is the most fun!
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Monday, April 24, 2006

I've said it before, and I'll say it again

Soap is the best show ever. I'm on season 4 right now, and although this season is not my favorite, it is still hilarious. Joe Mantegna, who I love, just showed up in an episode. Such a good show. I will keep saying this until the day I die.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Thoughtful Thursday poses a question....

An annual event is held, well annually. Volunteers run this event. Sponsors give money to the event. Often sponsors are volunteers. Historically, sponsors who volunteer have had a job of high importance (running a portion of the event). Over the years, some sponsors have sponsored less and volunteered more, and a few to the point of not donating any money, but instead are providing quality volunteers for the portion they are running. Because those who used to raise money don't now, new sponsors are on board giving lots and lots and lots of money. These sponsors also want to volunteer, and want a job of high importance (running the event with new quality volunteers that they bring).

Now, all events are covered. Although there are new sponsors, there are no new events. What do you do?

1. Give the new sponsor a less prominant (though no less important) job? This could result in the new sponsor becoming bored, feling underapreciated, etc and so he may not bring in as much money next year. The new sponsor also can see what other sponsors get to do.
2. Give the new sponsor the ex-sponsor's volunteers job? Though not giving money, the ex-sponsor still volunteers and runs the event well with his group of volunteers.
~~working together is not an option -- this are big-wig important people who like to be in charge~~

Either way, you are going to step on someone's toes. What should you do?

I know what I think, but I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Six Degrees of Separation Game- TV Style

Going through Television, connect these two actors in Six Degrees or less!

Stockard Channing and Michael J. Fox

The game ends Wednesday at 9 a.m. The person to connect these actors in the fewest turns the fastest using ONLY television credits will recieve bubbles.

IMPORTANT:
Television credits mean T.V. shows or movies made for T.V.
Games Shows/reality shows are not allowed.
One-time guest spots are not allowed, but recurring character guest spots are fine.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Friday, April 14, 2006

Farmers' Markets - YUM!

I love going to farmers' markets. You wouldn't necessarily know this by my actions. In truth, I rarely go to farmers' markets for my produce. But I should. And you should too. The reasons seem pretty obvious to me. Here are a few, although no doubt there are more.
  • supporting local farmers
  • produce is fresher and often tastes better!
  • often cheaper than what's sold in the store
  • you can support farmers who are transitioning to organic farming

Not to mention it is a fun day outside where you are brought together with your community.

Kirkwood Farmers' Market

There are several great farmers' markets in St. Louis: and therefore no reason for St. Louisians not to go.

Soulard Farmers Market
7th Street and Lafayette Avenue, St. Louis / 314.622.4180
Year round, Wed. to Fri. – 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat. – 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Clayton Farmers’ Market
Corner of Maryland and North Central avenues, Clayton / 314.645.5807
May 22 to Oct. 30, Sat. – 8 a.m. to noon

Kirkwood Farmers’ Market
East Argonne Drive and Taylor Avenue, Kirkwood / 314.822.0084
Thru Sept. 25, Thu. and Fri. – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Many merchants are also open seven days a week.

Maplewood Farmers’ Market
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood / 314.645.5807
May 19 to Oct. 27, Wed. – 4 to 7 p.m.

Central West End Farmers’ Market
Next to St. Louis Bread Company on Maryland Plaza, St. Louis / 314.361.2850
May 1 to Sept. 25, Sat. – 8 a.m. to noon
(very small - new and just getting started)

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

I am the picture of professionalism

I went to walgreens to purchase some flip-flops to wear, rolled my pants up to my knees and changed from wearing a tank-top with a button down over it to just a tank-top. It is so freaking hot!

I'm begning to think they did turn on the heat. 2 hours to go...

I guess I should just be glad the heat isn't on

Normally I bitch and moan becuase it's so freakin' cold in my office. Not today. No, sir. Today I'm bitching and moaning becuase the air conditionor is broken, there is no breeze coming through the windows, and I'm stuck here for another 4 hours.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Wordy Wednesday

SP and I watched some Veronica Mars season one the other night and in honor of all the TV Tuesdays I've neglected and the Wordy Wenseday that is today, I thought I'd share this quote from the show.

Assistant Principal Clemmons: Logan, can I have a word?
Logan: Anthropomorphic. All yours, big boy.

hee! I wonder if I will find this blatent disrespect towards school officials this funny once I'm a teacher. Probably, as long as its not directed at me.

anthropomorphic: suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things

Philosophy of Special Agent Dale Cooper


Fellas, coincidence and fate figure largely in our lives.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

etiquette hats at dinner table origins

Someone got to my blog by googleing "etiquette hats at dinner table origins" I've no doubt they were disappointed when the arrived at a "happy birthday nell" post where warmfuzzies were wearing hats and a post about passing to the right.

Always wanting to please, I thought I'd look up the answer to this web-surfer's question. Unfortunately, I'm only taking a mini-break at work and do not have time to do this. So, on second thought I'm just going guess at who/why this person googled the query.

I imagine he is a smart, but unruly student who refused to take off his hat at during school lunch and one of two things happened:
1. theteacher on duty assigned him the task of writing a paper on ettiquete - specifically: dinner table etiquette and the wearing of hats.
2. the student set out out to show that he was unjustly punished (given detention or mocked in front of his peers) by trying to prove that it is perfectly acceptable etiquette to wear a hat at the dinner table.

Do you have any guesses about this mystery googler?

Spring has Sprung


I just ripped down the last remaining snowflake hanging on my office window. Spring is here - the snowflakes must go.

Today

It is gorgeous outside! A little windy perhaps, but otherwise: gorgeous. Unfortunately I am stuck inside staring at this computer. Who came up with this thing called "work." They were not very smart.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Movie Quote Game!

In what totally awesome movie would you find this quote:

Well, "sorry" doesn't put the Triscuit crackers in my stomach now, does it?

Bonus points* if you can tell me who says it and at least one other movie/show/etc that the actor is in.

*bonus points are cannot be used as tender or to redeam prizes. They are for self-satisfacation only

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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Oh green candy, why do you do this to me?

A couple of weeks ago I bought some gummy bears specifically for the lime candy flavor inside. I quickly unsealed the bag and reached for a green gummy bear. To my horror the gummy bear was not lime flavored! It was crappy green apple. Disgusting!

Still in search for candy lime flavored goodness, I bought a roll of lifesavors . As the roll dropped with a clunk to the bottom of the machine, I eagerly reached in and pulled out my prize. I opened the pack, disgarding the orange, red, and purple lifesavors -- Purple? Wait, since when is there purple? It was then that I looked at the outside of the wrapper "new flavors!" it read. My heart sank, and even as I lifted up the green lifesavor to my lips, I knew. It would not be candy lime flavored. The disgusting flavor of green-apple was poison to my tastebuds. It was then that I decided drastic measures must be taken.

It is time for the Lime Candy Revolution! This crappy green-apple crap is taking over green candy everywhere and it must stop! Oh, the attack on lime flavor was a sneaky one. Slowly, green-apple flavor started to replace lime-flavor - almost so you barely noticed or thought your mind was just playing tricks on you. That was the beauty of the plan. Although Jelly Beans are a candy lime flavor hold out, it is only a matter of time before they, too, are in green-apple's clutches. We cannot have children on Easter morning bite into a green jelly bean and be hit with the revolting taste of candy green-apple. Easter is a day of celebration, not of tears! Action must be taken!

I encourage you to join the Lime Candy Revolution! Refuse to buy candies that have replaced lime with green-apple or write your candy makers! The madness must stop!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Arfanser, where are you?

For the last couple of days, I have not been able to access Arfanser's site. What is going on? Where did your blog go???

Monday, April 03, 2006

Movie Quote Game

okay, this one may be difficult, but I have faith that someone will guess this movie.

In what movie would you find this quote:


you're nothing but a gutless wonder!
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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Way to go!

Last night my friend Billy took me to a photo exhibit at our University. He is a photographer -quite a good one. Four of his photographs were submitted and four picked to be on display. I am very excited for him. One of the pictures was taken atop my building. All his photographs were beautiful and I think he is going to be more well known than not in years to come. Yay Billy! :)

If you are going to provide service

then provide it!

In the basement of our building we have a coin machine. This comes in handy for doing laundry. Or, more accurately it would if the machine was ever full of change. Tonight I am trying to do laundry - the whole sha-bang: clothes, bedcothes, rugs, etc. An endeaver this ambitious takes many many quarters. So, I make sure I have plenty of ones and fives and I haul my laundry basket down to the basement. I put in a five and quarters spill into the coincup. I feel as though I've won at the slots. I then put in my one - nothing. The machine takes my money and spits it out. I try another. Same result. I guess I should be happy for the $5 in quarters it gave me, and if this was the only time it'd happend I just think "bad luck for me today," but the machine is constantly out of quarters. The apartment building charges 1.75 (in quarters) for their laundry and has a coin machine, so I must assume they realize their tenants need quarters. Why - why! do they not keep it full? It is so frustrating!