Tuesday, March 31, 2009

*This* is why we'd dominate at the World Series of Pop Culture (if it still existed)

Excerpted from emails today:
 
Andy: OMG!  and cobie's boyfriend is jimmy the overly touchy orderly on scrubs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Adam: he IS? HOW! i feel like shes more attainable than I originally thought now
 
Me: Jimmy the overly touchy orderly??????????  Wow, he did WELL for himself!! 
 
Andy: you know, i'm so glad that i can react to the awesomeness that is cobie's connection to jimmy the overly touchy orderly and you two not only know what i'm referring to, but understand the aforementioned awesomeness.
 
 
You all probably have no idea what we're referring to, but if you do, you're as awesome as we are.  And we are clearly awesome. 

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Notes

So I found out what "choppy" means and apparently it means that I have choreography that involves jumping around a lot. Um, yeah...that's kind of how it goes. So I feel much better about myself now.

Also, I had one of the top seven most awkward conversations ever today: "why we're not really friends anymore." Not as awkward as "I know we're supposed to get married in like 15 minutes, but I'm leaving you for your mother," but still pretty awkward.

I am so behind on my tv, it's kind of ridiculous. Man, losing a weekend really sets you back.

I'm never ever getting to bed when I say I am. I think I'm going to be tired five days a week for the rest of my life.

Why does YouTube hate me? It makes my life difficult when I try to upload videos. I don't appreciate this.

I need to learn that just because I'm baking cookies doesn't mean that I have to eat half the batter.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Feedback

No Idol blogging tonight...I only had time for one show and Lost won that battle in a heartbeat. And I know some of you crazy people aren't liking this season, but I'm loving it.

I decided to ask the gym I teach step at if I can add a class on Sunday evenings at 5:30, and when I was talking to the woman in charge she mentioned that one of my regulars came to her with some "constructive criticism" for me, saying that my choreography was "choppy." She tried to make it clear (this was all via email, so lots of all-caps) that they still really like having me, so it's not like they're displeased or anything, but this is something that's come up so if I can take what they're saying and try to work with it, that'd be great. And of course I want everyone to be happy. The problem is, I have no idea what "choppy" means precisely. But either way, now all of a sudden I'm feeling all all out sorts and doubting myself about my class. The only thing keeping me sane is that one of the girls (women?) who has taken my class gave me her email address because I told her I'd tell her what happened with the whole adding a class thing, and she was super sweet and lavishing (unprovoked) praise on me. I told her it was nice to hear good feedback after the "choppy" comment I'd just gotten, and she got really annoyed about that and said that she thinks my class is awesome and that the head lady is probably making it up because she's just jealous. Which I don't think is the case, but it's nice to hear. I figure at class tomorrow I'll ask if they think I'm teaching too quickly, because that's all I can think about in terms of what choppy could mean--but the regulars at my class are good and don't need me to break it down any further! But whatever. It's just kind of gotten me down a bit, which sucks because my step class is one of my favorite things.

Just putting it out there

So I'm not saying it definitely is an act of terrorism to pre-empt two episodes of American Idol AND an episode of HIMYM in a two-month period...I'm just saying maybe it's something worth talking about.  That's all. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The usual

It is almost April, and it's officially spring! When will it finally be warm outside??? I hate the east coast.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I'm famous

Someone left a good comment about my step class--yay!!  There's another comment there about how the only good instructor is some other chick, but I'm assuming this commenter hasn't been to my class.  (Since I teach during lunch, that makes it tricky for some people to come.)  But I'm going to ask if I can add a Sunday evening class, so maybe that would get more people in.  Whee. 

Blame Canada

I don't think I'm going to be able to do my AI "liveblog" this week...I'm leaving early tomorrow morning for CA for Liz's wedding (woo!) and I have so much to do tonight that I don't think I'll have time to watch and blog the whole thing.  I've only seen the first five performances but I can say that I thought Michael was ok, Kris was really good, Allison not bad but I agree with Paula that she has to mix it up a bit to avoid getting boring, Lil was kinda blah, and Adam was freaking weird.  I know the results are out already, but I am trying to avoid finding out until I've watched the rest of the show if possible (not super trying, just not going to read the recaps trying).  Sorry if you feel cheated this week, but really this is all Liz's fault. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Important announcement

Due to unforeseen circumstances,* regularly-scheduled liveblogging of AI will have to be DVR-blogging instead.  Stay tuned!

*ie St. Patrick's Day

Pet peeve # 3

People who misuse the word "literally."  Like a contestant on The Biggest Loser, talking about their trainer: "She killed us.  She literally killed us."  Really?  So, you're a ghost doing this little interview with the camera?  Hm, weird. 

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Questions of our time

I was in the elevator of my apartment building with Jamie coming home after a walk, and I started wondering whether he gets the concept of moving up and down between floors of the building, or rather if in his mind we walk into this tiny room, the doors close, and when we walk back out everything has changed. So basically, I'm wondering which concept is easier for dogs to understand--elevators or teleportation?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Praise Jesus

Thank you, America, for getting it right!  I'm sure it's because you all read my recap and took my advice.  Ears of the world, you're welcome. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Top 13

Welcome to American Idol night! First thought--why do they ask the judges what the contestants have to do tonight? The answer is ALWAYS the same, and it's totally unhelpful. Oh, don't suck? Good, I'll make a note. Also, I can already tell I'm going to have a lot of outfit commentary to make.

Michael Jackson night...I'm not sure about this. It could be ok, or it could be a disaster. Also, I'm going to be blogging while I work for at least part of the show, so again, could be ok or could be a disaster!

*Lil is from Memphis, and I've stayed in that city a couple of times, because it's a good just-over-halfway-point between Durham and Dallas. It seemed pretty, but it's hard to tell from a couple of nights in a random hotel. Ok, shirt is awful, and why is it tucked into those pants? And why is she wearing white pants in the first place when her ass is that big? She sounds a little like she's shouting on this song, but maybe that's her trying to "make it her own" or something? I didn't like this as much as the Mary J. Blige last week. "The judges" think she's amazing ("the judges" is how I'm going to refer to Paula, Randy and Kara because they're too unimportant to name personally), which is not surprising, and Simon says she was good, but he hates her outfit. We are still on the same page, Simon! "When you sing, it's like angels" seems a bit over the top, no? Leave the girl some room to grow.

*Scott's got his piano now, so we'll see if this does the trick. He's doing a song I don't know if I even know. Lyrics seem appropriate though. I'd like to see him sing a song about life sucking, just for funsies. I do think he sounds better tonight than he did singing Mandolin Rain, though. But that doen't mean he's super good. "It's not the most dynamic performance, but you're staying true to yourself" = "You suck but you're blind so good for you!" Simon says it's bad because no one knows it--I kind of agree. Hahaha--"It's fine to be artistic, just not on this show." So true. Also, I think Paula is making up stuff not because she means to, but because her brain is so fried from alcohol and painkillers that she honestly can't remember what happened.

Ok, time to boot up the work. Gives me something to do during commercial breaks at least (yes, I'm watching it live, but only because I'm working--I need something that requires only half my attention on in the background). Speaking of commercials, does everyone else hate these Comcast commercials as much as I do? Makes me glad I have Fios.

*Ah, Danny. I don't know what he's doing in this video from home, some sort of strange dance. I was hoping he'd make some comment about the dead wife picture. PYT--didn't someone sing that last season? I can't compare it to the original because I haven't heard it enough to really remember what it sounds like. Danny's working the stage pretty well, and I'm liking the singing. So basically he has to stop coming off as sanctimonious, that's his biggest challenge right now. Paula needs to stop crying after a performance. And she just said Danny is on his way to the finals--way to jump the gun. That's only going to make people dislike him more.

*Wow, Michael's mom looks young. I thought that was his wife at first. I'm glad for his sake that it's not his wife though, because bless her heart, she is not cute. (See what I did there, going all Southern? Did it for him.) He's showing off his sensitive side, and I think he's doing a much better job singing than with the Gavin DeGraw, even though I like the other song much better. This song is, to use a Simon phrase, forgettable. Just like my work that I'm supposed to be doing right now. Simon must really like this guy, he's talking about him giving 110% and all. Haha, he made a good little dig and Idol plugging the fact that he works on an oil rig every seven minutes.

*Speaking of things they tell us every seven minutes, how old is Jasmine again? Ugh, I hope she goes tomorrow, and I haven't even heard her sing yet tonight. Aw, her nephew is really cute though. "My mom is with me every step of the way...because I'm a minor." That sentence was almost sweet, and then it turned into complaining. Hilarious. Ugh, this song is also boring me. Maybe I just don't like slow songs? No, that's not true, I don't like slow songs that sound *old.* That must be it. This song is all about the big notes for her, and I guess that's good for her to show off her voice, but it's kind of boring to listen to. Also, her mom needs to take a page from her daughter's make-up book and not wear that ridiculous heavy red lipstick.

Ok, I can't take this anymore. And I mean both the work and the commercials. I think I'm going to stop work and take a break from Idol and wait until I have it dvr'd so I can skip it all. It's just too much.

Well, I used that break to come up with a new combo for Thursday step class, and it's already giving me trouble. Not the real version, but the direction-less one that I teach first. Good thing I have another day to play with it. Look at me, coming up with something more than twelve hours before. I'm so proud of myself.

*Hey Kris! According to EW, you're the thing that gay men and straight women can agree on. Evidence thus far says that they are correct. Aww, he and his wife are so cute! Ooh, likes him with the guitar. Too bad he already did Man in the Mirror, I liked that one a lot. But this one is good too. It's not a super fast song, but he's making it upbeat and fun. Ooh, teensy bit shouty there. But overall, lots of fun and I liked it! Kara says he spent a lot of time helping the other contestants--yay him! What a good sport. Oh Paula, Simon's not trying to undress you, he's trying to rescue the bird trapped on your shoulder.

*Ah, Allison's parents are from El Salvador. Thank you for explaining the vaguely ethnic look. Is she really cold? I'd think no jacket would be necessary. Hm, I'm kind of worried Allison is going to be another Amanda Overmeyer where every song sounds the same. And it's hard to take her seriously with that hardware in her mouth, I'm sorry. I know she's only 16 (how old, Idol?) but that's what happens when you let in little kids. I still like her big voice, though. I just hope next week she mixes it up a bit. They love her as a rocker girl, but what can I say, I like variety.

*Anoop Dog! He really reminds me of my brother, so I can't help but like him. Beat It--brave choice. I'm glad he didn't turn it into a ballad or something. He really does work the stage, but I don't know enough about singing to know whether this song is giving him a chance to show off his singing or not. It was a fun performance though. Ok, why are Simon and Paula fighting over who goes first? Paula, have some balls and be willing to be mean first. Paula thinks it sounded karaoke. Oh, and Simon thinks it was horrible. I think he'll still be ok during the elimination tomorrow because he's got so much personality, he'll still get votes.

*Am I the only one who doesn't like Jorge? Because he bugs the crap out of me. Oh, and apparently he's the reason his family is still together. Oh lord, what is this weird swaying. I'm sorry, I don't like him. Maybe it's because he sounds kind of like Marc Anthony and I hate him. Maybe because this song is boring and I'll forget it in about...now. The judges are saying it wasn't that great, thank goodness. "I wasn't going to sing Bad by Michael Jackson." "Well you kind of did." Ooh snap, Simon!

Oh my lord, they made an Au Pair III. Apparently they're showing a marathon of Au Pair and Au Pair II right before the premiere. That's amazing.

*Megan...I still just plain old don't like your voice. And Rockin' Robin? This song makes me think of the episode of Full House where Uncle Jesse sang it with some lady rocker he was dating, and Joey and Danny provided back-up vocals when they were on this weird triple date with two friends of the lady rocker. Weird and old. Oh lord, I was about to say something nice and then she did a weird "caw, caw" at the end! So instead of saying that for picking a crappy song, she did a decent job, I'm just going to say what a freak.

*Adam is from San Diego! I wonder what high school he went to. Wikipedia just says he's from Hollywood--useless. And inaccurate. Ok, he sounds like he's still in a musical. He's super pronouncing all of the words, and I can't imagine this vocal being on the radio at all. To me, he's oversinging the whole thing. Good God, Paula is crying again. Oh, and so is Adam. UGH. Now I'm a crier, but for pete's sake, stop it! And Paula said he's going to be in the finals too. So I guess it's going to be Danny and Adam, huh Paula? Well the judges all disagree with me here, but I don't care. Oh man, he's wearing a lot of make-up! "I didn't know some of those notes existed." Again with the hyperbole, I can't take it.

*Wow, Matt from what I assume was high school is way less cute than Matt now. The nice thing about playing an instrument is then you don't have to worry about dancing around on the stage and looking like a retard. Nice song choice for him. I liked it, thought it sounded pretty smooth. Much, much better than his last two performances. I'll take him over Adam any day, I'll you that much.

*Alexis is in the pimp spot this week. Ha, I didn't realize she was also from Memphis. Wow, that is a teeny dress. It's a good thing she's got tights on underneath. Oh wait, those are shorts, thank goodness. Still glad for the tights though. I liked it, she was very sassy. Wow, she seems oddly serene right there. And the show is out of time so everyone gets seven seconds to talk--verdict is that she was good, but not kick-awesome.

Ok, let's see, Simon is saying something about things being different tomorrow and the judges will be involved, so who knows how they're going to kick two off. If I had my way they'd get rid of Jasmine and Jorge. The Js are killing me.

PSA

No one ever, EVER join Bally Total Fitness.  They are total crap and I hate them.  And I told them I was going to tell everyone this, and so I am.  Avoid them like the plague, except when you go up to them and tell them how much they suck and how you're telling all of your friends how much they suck. 

Monday, March 09, 2009

Top 13

I haven't blogged about the wild card round of Idol, since (a) I can't do more than one of those big liveblog posts a week, (b) I was busy and so didn't watch the show until this weekend, and (c) I think their choices are so awful, I don't want to reward them with my uber-popular coverage (I know, I know, it's a harsh punishment, but they have to learn). Andy has a funny story that I think is pure karma. We'll see how this works on Tuesday!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

This is ridiculous

Stop putting shows on Mondays and Tuesdays! There are five other days in a week, for pete's sake, try spreading them out.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Tomorrow is one of my favorite holidays. Spring Forward day! Or, Daylight Savings Time Begins day, which is a much longer and less exciting name. What, you say it's not a holiday? Well it should be, because it staying light later is a reason to celebrate! I am super excited, and plan to bake a cake in honor of the festivities. Well, actually I'm planning on baking a cake because I have a new recipe I want to try out, but it coincides nicely. Plus, it's seventy degrees here today. I'm like the happiest person ever right now.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Meanies

Pandora has ads on its site, and for weeks now the ad I see most has been coupons for Jack-in-the-Box.  It's like they *know* there's not one within hundreds of miles of me, and they know how much I love it, so they decided to taunt me just for funsies.  Bastards. 

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Is that angels I hear singing?

The high on Saturday is 70, and 72 on Sunday. I am so happy.

Idol results

Lil, Scott, and Jorge are in. I really am surprised about Jorge, I didn't think he would have enough fans. I'm kind of bummed because I didn't like him that much--he seemed too overly-emotional to me, that really turns me off. Oh well, two out of three ain't bad.

Wild card picks--they pick eight now to perform tomorrow for the chance to be in the top 12. Let's see--Von? Really? I disagree with that. Jasmine? Ugh again. 0 for 2 so far, judges. Wait, I don't even see Anoop in the group. Is that right?? Because if so, that is total crap. Ricky, again, didn't love you. Not liking these choices! Oh man, I knew Megan would be one of them, but I don't like her voice. Seriously, I liked plenty of people, and these four were none of them. Ok, Tatiana? Screw all of you. She is crying and just saying thank you and wearing an incredibly ugly, unflattering dress. I will murder her. Ok, finally someone I don't hate! Matt has another chance. So we're 1 out of 6 now. Whee. And Tatiana is one of those 6, which is making me so mad. Oh wait, I just saw Anoop, good. Ok, Jesse is in too, so that's 2 out of 7. Good freakin lord. Ok, Anoop made it. I can't believe this list, we'll see what Andy thinks, but I think it's overwhelmingly disappointing. Total crap. I know this is an incoherent paragraph, but (a) I'm working while I do this, (b) I'm trying to not have my ears be pained as I listen to Jorge again--I think I actively dislike him now-- and (c) I'm so mad at them for these choices. So (vomit sound) to you, judges.

Neighbors beware

Apparently having your office next to mine is the kiss of death.  In the past month, I had one neighbor who got fired (performance reasons) and the other one was laid off (economic reasons).  Unfortunately, neither of those people was the Whistler who drives me insane, he is two doors down.  If only I could channel my powers to use them as I saw fit. 

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

I'm a multitasking machine

Ok, I'm going to try to liveblog this while eating dinner because I'm short on time tonight, so we'll see how this goes. Wait, two hours? Have all of the episodes been two hours long? This is not good, I don't have time for this! I'll see what I can do, this may be a two-parter, depending.

Ooh, Lil Rounds is in the chosen one spot tonight, the last one to go. Shocking.

*Von Smith is apparently overcompensating for shouting in the Hollywood round by whispering at us now. I don't think this is the right strategy. Maybe that's the way Marvin Gaye sings it? Ok, eating and typing is hard! In the end, I'm finding it meh. Randy is all about it, though. Let's see if Simon agrees? He says Von reminds him of Clay Aiken. But he liked it. So I guess I'm in the minority here. We'll see what Andy thinks.

*Ugh, Taylor is singing Alicia Keys. Can I tell you a secret? I hate Alicia Keys. I think she sounds good, but she's kind of boring, and my dislike of the song doesn't help my opinion of her. Nor do the pleather tights? Is that even a thing? They're not pants, I think, because she's wearing tall boots over them. Judges seem to agree on the boring, so I guess we're back on track. And suuuure they're tears of joy. Nothing is more joyful than being called boring.

A contest to design a coke cup? Wow, talk about boring.

*Aww, Alex seems sweet. Oh, he's the one that had the funny little line about Simon's joke not making any sense. I hope this guy sings well. Weird little dance move there, Alex. Just stay by the mike, ok? I liked the way it started, but then he started caterwauling for no reason. This pains me. In several ways, since he seemed nice in his interview. I'm going to have to agree with Simon's Hollywood assessment--personality a 9, singing a 3. Oh look, judges agree.

*Arianna is from San Diego, yay! She reminds me a lot of someone, but I'm not sure who. Wait, I think she has the same smile as the girl who plays Chuck's older sister Ellie on Chuck (she also was on Saved By The Bell: The New Class--she was blonde back then--in case you were wondering). She's singing Abba, and I just watched Mamma Mia this weekend, so I might be overloading. Wow, another boring performance. I don't know if it's the song or her (after watching Mamma Mia I'd say it could be either). And was that last note good? My untrained ears didn't like it. Oh, Simon says it's terrible. Good. Not for Arianna, but for my judging skills.

Ok, we're switching to trying to work while I blog. This could be interesting. I wish I had my two computer monitors like I do at work.

*Ju'not is not a name. Just getting that out of the way first. Ok, weird slow version of Hey There Delilah. Which, btw, every time I hear this song I think of this blog post. And I was so busy looking for that link that I barely even paid attention. Which should maybe tell me something about the excitement level of this song. And Simon has no idea who Taylor is, who just performed, which is hilarious. Simon says the song was better than he expected.

*I can't tell if Kristen is retarded or not. Oh man, this must be the night of songs I don't like or something, because I don't like Tracy Chapman either. Although I do like the way Kristen is singing this song. Way sexier than Tracy Chapman does it. Ok, I liked that, my favorite performance of the night so far. The judges are kind of mixed on her so far. I do agree with the comments about her outfit though, I had been thinking that it looked too little girl for her, so I'm glad they said that.

*Nathaniel has too many piercings in weird places. And he's a huge drama queen. So he's got a lot to overcome. Oh Nathaniel, please stop with the snapping. It's just too gay. And the vocals seem unimpressive to me. It was a fun song to do, but I didn't think the singing was so great. Oh, and the headband was terrible. The judges seem mixed, it's a little hard to see where they came down on him.

*Hm, Felicia, I don't remember you, but I remember hearing about her getting in because they kicked out Joanna Pacitti (sp?). Aw man, another Alicia Keys song. And it happens to be one of my least favorites! Great. This is another one where I think the singing is good, but I hate the song so it's hard to ignore that. Paula's fawning. The rest of them seem to like her too, with Simon being the coolest of the four on her.

*Ah, blind Scott. I have no idea what this song is. It's pretty, though. I don't think his voice is big enough for it, though. Or maybe he can't hit the low notes? It seems like this song could be amazing with a slightly better voice. He's not bad, though. Ah, the sympathy vote. They cheer loudly. Ok, the judges seem to be going a little easy on him because of the whole blind thing. Simon says he has relevance, and will sail through to the next round. I agree, but I don't know if he would if he wasn't blind. Ha, a high five joke, I love it!

*Kendall, I only remember her because she was the Texan in Puerto Rico. Alligator Dance? What is that business? Also, what is going on with her belt? Is that foliage? She's singing country, but this isn't my favorite song. Or rather, I think there's way better songs to make your one impression on America with. And every time she says "you're" it sounds bad to me. Oh, hm, another note there that sounds bad. I say forgettable Carrie Underwood knockoff. Wow, Paula is giving no notes on her actual singing--bad sign. Ha, Randy loves country music, I didn't know that. I think the judges are saying that if she goes through, it's on personality. Funny, that's how I got my job, I think!

*Jorge...you remind me of my seventh grade Spanish class, where we had to pick "Spanish names" (I was Adriana...I wanted Alicia, but somebody who went before me already picked it) and there was an eighth grader who picked Jorge. He wasn't very good, and eventually he started using his "buenos puntos" to "buy" more names from our teaches, so by the end of the year he was Jorge Jacobo Tuto Nico Quico (sp?). And he tried to get the teacher to say the full name every time he called on him. Cracked me up. Anyway, back to this Jorge. I'm glad he's not singing Marc Anthony, I hate that guy. This song is boring though. Not the performance just the song itself. I would change the radio station in the car if this came on. Paula's trying not to cry. Get a hold of yourself, lady. Haha, Simon said "you heart him." They seem to love him (although Simon just talked about his accent, not his performance). And now they're all crying. I'm over it. Maybe I'm just a cold bitch, but that's what I'm thinking.

*Ok, I disagree Kara, Lil Rounds is NOT in fact a great name. It's a weird name. (Hello pot? It's kettle. You're black.) Cute dress though. Yeah, she is slaying this song. It is her bitch. Oh, check out the booty, she's got some junk in that trunk. But I digress. Judges are all about it too.

So, top three tonight... Clearly Lil is going through as the girl. For the guy, I'd say it's either going to be Scott (the awww vote) or Ju'not (not my choice, but I think he'll be popular). Then for the third spot, we have issues. It could go to the guy who didn't get in, or to Felicia or Kristen, who I think both did really well. Why not Jorge? I just don't see him having a big enough fan base, despite his voice being decent. So if I'm guessing top three, I'm going to go with Lil, Scott, and Kristen.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Ugh

Someone bought a computer using my credit card! They even got a fake email address that was almost my name. I really need to keep a closer eye on my credit card statements. Also, I finally confirmed that I am still paying $35 a month for Bally Total Fitness even though I haven't been there since October. Stupid three year contract.

Thank goodness for hulu

TV shows need to stop being on Mondays and Tuesdays. Reaper is coming back this week, but it's Tuesdays at 8, and I already have American Idol and NCIS at that time, so I can't dvr it since I can only record two shows at a time! So I'll have to watch it online, just like with Chuck. Why can't something be on Wednesdays or Thursdays? Because it would make my life simpler? Meanies. Consult with me next time, please.

Snow day!

There's snow and it's still snowing, so I am working from home today. I spent about 20 minutes this morning debating whether it was ok (I have work I can do from home just as easily as from work, so that doesn't affect me at all), but then my dogwalker emailed and said their policy is not to do walks when schools are closed, so I figured it was a good excuse to not go in. And by now most of the people from the group I work with semi-regularly emailed saying they're not going in, so yay! Good decision, Reva. Now I'm working from my bed, which is awesome.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Deep thoughts

What ever happened to 5ive? Tell me this song isn't awesome. See, you can't.

Three-day weekend?

Waking up at 7am on a Sunday is NOT awesome. Also, they're predicting something like 6-10 inches of snow tonight here. John, I'm going to be on the next plane out to CA. I'm really hoping to wake up to an email saying that the office is closed for the day because of the snow, because while I actually have work to do, it's work I can do from home absolutely no problem, and this way I could work in comfy pants and sit on my couch instead of wearing actual work clothes and freezing in my office (because I'm always freezing there. Seriously, sometimes I wear my coat in my office because I'm so cold). Nothing yet, but I have my fingers crossed. I'm guessing that I could just work from home even if the office doesn't officially close, but we're supposed to have a meeting at lunch to talk about the massive layoffs from last Friday, so I kind of want to be there for that. I'll just hope for a snow day, since I didn't get a chance to have them for school.

What is this madness?

It's snowing. And it's March. I have no words.