Thursday, November 30, 2006

what's better than snow?

School closings!! I do not have to go to class tonight! Whoo-hoo!!

Tonight's Forcast from

...becoming all snow overnight. Windy. Low around 25F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph. 5 to 8 inches of snow expected.


Wednesday, November 29, 2006


My apartment smells so good! Sadly, I do not deserve these cookies. Arfanser and Matt do.

Word Box!!

The word box will be open until Friday, December 1, 2006 @ 12noon.
Happy Wording!

Can People Night!

Last night, some friends and I entered a whole new world. A world of Can People. Basically you take a soda can and decorate it however you want. You could, literally, make a Can Person, or you can have a theme on your can. The possibilities are endless. The only rule: there are no rules! We created these cans last night - they turned out pretty rockin':

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

bwaha ha!

This makes me laugh everytime I watch it.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Amy & Martha

So, I came across the below clip on U-Tube today. It is of Amy Sedaris on The Martha Stewart Show. It's pretty funny. Funny because Amy Sedaris is hilarious, but also because Martha is funny. Martha really won me over when she was on Ellen (I think it was last season), and I think she has more humor about herself than the amount for which people give her credit.

Own it!

So, I've been on U-Tube a lot lately and I've noticed that often times people will post videos of themselves doing really lame things:
  • lip-syncing
  • dancing like fools
  • reenacting scenes from movies
  • making music videos - usually for characters in T.V. shows that had huge "shipper" fan bases.
Now, don't get me wrong - I'm all for the above; I don't want to watch real people doing stuff, but I think its probably fun for the friends of the people making the videos. What I am not for, however, is lame descriptions (excuses) that accompany so many of these videos.

For example,
  • "I made this video late last night, so it isn't very good, but I'm bored and am going to post it"
  • "My girlfriend put me up to this."
  • "This is crap, but I'm putting it up anyway."

You know what? Don't tell me how good it would have been if only you'd tried at all. Why do I want to watch your video if even you think it sucks? I much prefer the person who says, "This is my first video! I hope you like it!!" Why? 'Cuz that person, while still showing modesty, takes ownership of her project.

Own your silliness.
Own your dorkiness.
Own your skills.
Own your shipper loving self!

Consider my bubble burst, my balloon popped

I was so excited the other day because I found a scanner at my parents' house. Paint Brush just doesn't do it for me, and I wanted some old fashioned drawings. So, I woke up bright and early (okay, so not so much early, but bright with anticipation for putting my scanner to use) and drew a totally awesome picture. Sadly, however, the scanner does not work.

Good Morning, how are you?

This has sound, so don't listen to it in class. That would be awkward...

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Call me Stumped!

Well, it's never happened before that I could not connect two actors in 6 degrees or less, but with the movie only restriction set up by Arfanser, this week it happened! So sad for me!

Here is how I connected them through T.V.:
1. Kristen Bell was in Veronica Mars with Allyson Hannigan (recurring)
2. Allyson was in Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Nathan Fillion (recurring)
3. Nathan was in Firefly/Serenity with Summer Glau.

Sadly, it was not enough to get the job done! I wasted my look up on Summer Glau because I didn't recognize the name - I felt so stupid when I saw her picture! What a waste!!

Likewise, Matt stumped me with his movie quote. I just looked up the quote and it is from Space Camp.

Congratulations to you Arfanser and Matt!! You may happily await your cookies now. I'll bake them sometime this week!

Which Twin Peaks character are you?

You should take this quiz even if you are not a Twin Peaks fan:

Which Twin Peaks character are you?

You're Special Agent Dale Cooper. You're often too brilliant for people to really follow, but your infectious enthusiasm makes up for the fact that you're frequently incomprehensible. You are smart, intuitive, clear-headed, compassionate, and cute as hell -- about your only flaw is your insane coffee consumption.
Take this quiz!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

History Museum

The history museum is fun. I went there yesterday to work on a project I have due for tonight's class. I visited three of the exhibits - all were interesting (one was, you guessed it, on the World's Fair). Exhibits also center around Charles Lindbergh, the auto industry, John Caspar Wild's Early Views of the Midwest, and one called American Visions of Liberty and Freedom. I really wanted to go into that last one, but I ran out of time and it was not one of the exhibit review options that my professor gave us, so I want to go back. As with just about anything in our city, there are days when everything is free - that day for the history museum is Tuesday. If anyone would like to take an afternoon or evening trip to the museum some Tuesday, just let me know! I would be happy to go with you.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Stump Fuzzy

I'm turning the tables today, this Movie Monday, and giving you the chance to stump me with movie quotes or 6 degrees. Why? Two reasons: 1. I can't think of a movie quote today, and 2. I feel like it.

If you stump me you will recieve the satisfaction of knowing you stumped the master. You may even get some cookies -the number of cookies depends on how many people stump me & on how much time I have to bake!

My only rule, and this is really for Matt and Y: please do not quote kung fu movies or some other movie that you know damn good and well there is absolutely no chance I have seen because no one has ever heard of it except for you two!

This blog post brought to you by "Movie Mondays"

Public Service Announcement

Hey, if any of you are going to my friend's comic, Stuperheroes (under my links), he updates it on Mon/Wed/Fridays now instead of just two times a week.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Making up for a week of not posting!

  • Thank you Squishy for letting Panda and me borrow Corner Gas. It is my new favorite show. We watched it on Saturday night and I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes. I couple of times I even had to pause the DVD because I was laughing so much.
  • I think I get a lot more work done in the computer lab at school than in front of my computer at home. I'm not sure why this is, but I think I'll be testing this theory out by spending more time at school. With my extra time I plan to do the things I love: actually see my friends, blog, crochet, and watch T.V.
  • I have a lot of crochet projects to start and finish before Christmas. I'm getting worried.
  • After class tonight (yes, tonight - Sunday), I went bowling and bowled a 139 - personal best! Yeah, I rock.
  • Subway no longer sells Sour Cream and Onion Baked Lays. As you can imagine, I am extremely upset about this.
  • If you want someone to find your home or your place of business, then post your freaking address where it can be seen easily from the road! I cannot stress this enough.
  • I am in love with the song Fidelity by Regina Spektor. It has been on both Veronica Mars and Grey's Anatomy. Those two shows have the best music!
  • I have the 2nd Grey's Anatomy soundtrack. It is great (as you might expect), but I didn't fall as madly in love with it as I did with the first one. If anyone wants a listen, they are welcome. My favorite song on there is I Hate Everyone by Get Set Go (they also sing Wait, from the first album - this song is so good it makes my heart hurt just a little). A close second is Homebird by Foy Vance followed by I Me You I'm Your by Jim Noir.
  • I went camping a couple of weekends ago, and I had s'mores that were out of this world!

Monday, November 13, 2006

6 Degrees of Separation!

I have to say, I am a little disappointed that no one was able to get last week's movie quote. It was a hard one though, so I'm not too surprised. The answer was: License to Drive. That's done, so let's movie on to 6 Degrees of Separation!!!

Connect these two actors in six degrees or less! For a review of the rules go here and here.

Christian Bale and Pauly Shore

The Prize: a box of baking soda!
To Win: be the first to connect these actors in the fewest steps before Thursday at 10a.m.
Reminder: "anonymous" cannot win the prize - you must show yourself!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Riddle Me This...

I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle. But I still hold water. What am I?
This blog post brought to you by "Thoughtful Thursdays"

Monday, November 06, 2006

No doubt about it

I'm in the mood for ice cream.

Unfortunately, I have no ice cream.

Pinwheel, Pinwheel...

Some of you may remember the show Pinwheel from Nickelodean. My memories of this show are few; I mostly remember the theme song and that the show seemed to go on FOREVER with out end. I would get so mad when each new episode started up (for some reason Nick played the show all morning long!).

I also remember a few of the characters such as Herbert and Lulu (two bugs that would drop down and talk to someone through a window), and Admiral Bird. My strongest memory, after the theme song, is of all these different sized and shaped boxes and that when someone (I don't know his name) would open the boxes he would hear sounds.

Anyway, here is a YouTube clip of the opening credits. Below you will find the lyrics in case you want to sing along. Even though this was far from my favorite show as a child, I still have a soft spot for it & the song.

Pinwheel, pinwheel, spinning around. Look at my Pinwheel and see what I've found.
Pinwheel, pinwheel, where have you been? Hello, how are you, and may I come in?
Pinwheel, pinwheel spinning around. Look at my Pinwheel and see what I found.
Pinwheel, pinwheel, breezy and bright. Spin me good morning, spin me good night.

Theme song music by Jay Lee, lyrics by Janet Gardner

This blog post brought to you by "TV Tuesdays: Early Edition"

Movie Quote Game!

In what movie would you find this quote:

Could you take the car out of neutral? We just got passed by a street sweeper.

This blog post brought to you by "Movie Monday's"

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Free Speech

Hello lovely law students! I am currently working on a unit plan for one of my classes, and I've decided to focus on the First amendment and Free Speech Issues. Along with my unit plan, I have to research my topic extensively and turn in a research paper wowing my prof with all that I have learned through my extensive research. This is where you come in: If you have any suggestions of journals, articles, cases, books, etc that would be beneficial for me on my quest to learn all I can about this subject, I would be much obliged to hear from you!