Monday, January 08, 2007

I'm Bringing Bloggy Back

At least for now. Keeping up my blog isn't a serious 2007 resolution, but stay tuned.

My dad recently sent an email out a bunch of our family friends and relatives with pictures from Christmas and New Year's, including one of me standing next to a porta-potty with a ribbon on it and a caption saying to ask me for the story. (No, it wasn't my Christmas gift.) So instead of telling it everytime someone asks, I figured I'd just blog about it.

My dad picked me up from the airport Christmas Eve and as he pulled into our driveway I noticed a porta-potty peaking above the fence.
"Uhhh...why is there a porta-potty in our backyard?" I asked.
"Oh, you didn't hear? We don't have plumbing," he responded.
"Wtf, where do you shower?!" This struck me as a huge annoyance, but not at all surprising considering my parents are getting ready to renovate the house and we've never been able to run the dishwasher or washing machine while someone's showering or even take two showers at one. In fact, you can't take a shower longer than 10 minutes without losing hot water.
"At the Y."
"I knew I shouldn't have come home."

I walk inside, go up to my sister and say in distress "I hear we don't have plumbing."
"Umm...yes, we do," she says confused.
"But what about the porta-potty?"
My mom hears this and starts laughing uncontrollably. My dad had lied.

*IN MY DEFENSE* Christmas night our kitchen sink broke and we had to call the plumber.

So yeah, I am slightly gullible, but our house is in such crappy shape it was a believable story. My parents then found a big red bow and put it on top of the porta-potty as can be seen in the picture and is viewable to anyone walking by.

I made a few changed to my side bar. I have removed blogs that haven't been updated for a year (except for my dad's because I'm holding out hope) and I've added my friend LJ. Happy reading!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Question of the day

Everytime I hear the song Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado I start to laugh. My question is am I laughing with or at it? It doesn't sound like they're joking in the song, but I can't imagine writing those lyrics and taking myself seriously. Promiscuous girl, wherever you are, I'm all alone, and it's you that I want....can't you at least get her name? Thoughts welcome. I have to admit it's a catchy song and I never switch the station on it.

I am currently suffering from cankersores and fleas. Hence eating isn't fun and I'm constantly itching my ankles. :-(

Thursday, July 27, 2006

I suppose it's time for an update

My softball team has discovered my blog and I finally feel compelled to write something.

Since I last blogged I have:
  • Been to Vegas with Ariel where I lost $90, but had fun doing it. I also drank yummy fruity drinks as I walked down the strip.
  • Went home for a week in CA where all I did was sit outside in the sun. I came back super tan with highlights in my hair. I considered my trip to be very productive. Though it would have been nice if my dad and sister had been around and also if my parents were actually going to remodel the house this year which was the purpose of making a trip then.
  • been injured playing kickball. Just a skinned knee, but a pretty nasty one. I tripped over the first baseman. Couldn't really bend or straighten my leg for a week. Luckily it was the last game (our record was 1-8) and I was in good enough shape to play flip-cup afterwards.
  • My softball team has faired much better record wise. We clinched our divison and the tournament is coming up next weekend. I'm hoping it won't be as miserable for me as it was last year...the fact that I don't have mono this time should help.
  • My Uncle Jerry passed away a few weeks ago from complications from a stroke he had in June. I made my way up to St. Mary's, PA for his funeral where I got to meet a lot of cousins (Jerry's grandchildren, who are around my age) and see my parents.
  • My cousin Lindsay (other side of the family) moved to Arlington a month ago so we've been hanging out and making fun of hippies. I even made her an honorary member of the softball team.
  • The biggest news in my life just happened today...I got a new job! I'll be at the same place I'm working now, but in a different position. More responsibility and more pay...yay! My first bigger paycheck will come just days before my birthday. :)

Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter, Lent, NYC

I did it. I successfully gave up desserts/junk food for lent. And yesterday I ate about 40 days worth of dessert: 3 bowls of ice cream, a chocolate shake, angel food cake and a york mint. Yum! (I didn't feel too guilty about this because the elevator in Alisa and John's apartment was out most of the weekend and they live on the sixth floor.)

I was in NYC for the weekend staying with Alisa and John and visiting a few college friends. On Friday, my sophomore roommate Judy somehow ended up with two tickets to the Knicks game...3rd row courtside seats! Not only were the players, like, right there, but Mayor Bloomberg was two rows directly in front of us and I had a cheeseburger and beer delivered to my seat.

On Easter, I went to church with Alisa and John at 8am. It was an Episcopal service and thanks to my parents never exposing me to church, I managed to screw up communion. I was even nervous about it and made a point to watch others to make sure I got it right. But no, John was in front of me and he didn't eat his wafer right away. What I missed was that he dipped it instead. I ended up still having my wafer in my hand while I was drinking the wine and then the guy had to order me to consume. Ugh. No one else would mess something up like that.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Things that baffle me

1. How do I know the words to songs I can't stand and always change the station on? I realized this when one of those Sarah McClouglin-like songs came on the internet radio where changing stations isn't convenient so I sucked it up and listened and seemed to know exactly what words were coming next. Not the kind of intelligence I want.

2. I've had a loaf of bread sitting in my car on the floor of the back seat for a few months now. There is absolutely no sign of mold on it. It's Arnold brand on which I've seen mold grow plenty of times. I'm thinking it's something about the back seat floor in my car. I'm keeping it there just to see what happens.

And for an update on my life:

I got a very unexpected and generous bonus at work which is allowing me to take the train to NYC this weekend and also to go to Las Vegas for a weekend in May. (Any gambling tips are welcome...I know to stay away from slot machines.) Kickball and softball seasons are starting up...I plan to kick butt in flip-cup.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Olympic observations

  • I'm finally starting to see some wrinkles on Bob Costas in his gazillionth Olympic emergence from hibernation.
  • Shaun White would make a beautiful drag queen.
  • I mistakenly thought a female German pairs skater was black with fake blonde hair when in fact she had normal blonde hair and a very fake tan.
  • Spending over half an hour on long distance speed skating is not ok. Body condoms are not a good look.

Non-Olympic observations:

  • I've decided that Washington state has the coolest city names, such as Enumclaw, Puyallup and my favorite, Sammamish. Illinois comes in second with cute sounding cities like Skokie, Joliet and Peoria.
  • Hyphenating your kids' names is bad enough, but double hyphenation (such as Smith-Jones-Mitchell) should most certainly be considered child abuse. I came across a name like this at work, and I can't imagine he's ever filled out a form where there has been enough room. If I had a name like this, I would call my parents and bitch them out every time I had to write it.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Just a couple thoughts

I haven't blogged in a while beacuse frankly, I can't think of anything to write about. It's not that I haven't been doing anything, in fact I've been very busy. But I haven't had much confidence in my blogging skills that I can make my life entertaining to read about. I have had a few random thoughts/rants though, that I thought I'd share.
  • The Olympics are coming up and I'm uber excited, but I'm also sad because I don't feel like there has been all that much hype surrounding them. I don't even know when the opening ceremonies are. Maybe this is because I'm not watching enough NBC shows though. Also, I can't stand it when they call the host city Turin instead of Torino. I realize we don't call Rome Roma or Florence Firenze, but come on, Turin is just ugly and doesn't sound remotely Italian.
  • On my commute to work there are a number of stop lights with no green left arrow. Therefore, people turning left have to wait for traffic. In many situations, this is very annoying, but on this particular street we have been blessed with a fat island in the middle giving left hand turners the opportunity to crawl forward and left a significant amount so as to let people going straight go around them safely. However, many left hand turners are not aware of this blessing and stay completely in the lane blocking people like me. Hence the lesson of this blog entry is to take advantage of fat ass islands when you're turning left to save the sanity of people like me. Thank you.