Friday, June 26, 2009

Four-day weekend!

I get to at two more states to my "states I've been to" list this weekend. I'm going to Notre Dame for a wedding (bf's college friend...for once I'll be just a guest instead of a bridesmaid!), so we're flying into Chicago, which I've never been to before, and driving to South Bend, IN. Other than landing in O'Hare (which doesn't count, according to my rules), I've always kind of skipped over the middle of the country. No offense to the middle, but I've never had any reason to go there. So I'll finally get to see places like lovely Gary, Indiana...Try to contain yourselves as you wait for the pictures. See, you can't. I knew it.

Monday, June 22, 2009


The video screens in the metro stations say that there's a delay on the red line because a train is having "mechanical difficulties."  That's a funny way of describing it.  But I guess reading "four dead" is a little intimidating when you're about to get on the train yourself. 

Time grows short

Yesterday was the first day of summer, and while that makes me really happy (yay summer!), I can't help but think of it in terms of the days growing shorter.  Even though it's super nice outside and sunny, I still know that every day we're losing a minute or so.  It's the opposite of the first day of winter, where it's freezing and awful but at least I know the days are getting a teeny bit longer.  Damn psyching myself out. 

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sun, come back!

I clearly jinxed myself with the whole "it's not so bad getting up early" post, because the last few days it's been cloudy and icky outside, so I feel like I'm getting out of bed in the middle of the night, and I'm very not happy. I just want to curl up under the covers for another few hours!

Also, why is it socially acceptable to whistle randomly in public? If someone was walking down the hallway singing we'd call them freaks (well, I would at least). So why is it ok to whistle and annoy everyone? Really, I'm just all messed up because of that office neighbor I have who is always whistling and annoying the crap out of me, because now I can't hear ANYONE do it without wanting to murder them. But now that I notice it more than before, I can't help but wonder why it's not considered weird/rude in the first place.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Safety first!

I found a girl's wallet and keys this weekend when we were out on the town, and I was trying to track her down to return it, but her phone number wasn't on any of the cards in her wallet.  She did have a Bally Total Fitness membership card, though, so I called them up and told them the situation and asked if I could get her phone number.  I figured they'd say no for security reasons and just take my number and contact her on their own, but nope, I got two phone numbers and an email address!  So lesson there is, Bally will help you stalk people.  It's a good thing I'm an honest person!  And a bad thing that I'm a member there, too.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Glad to hear it?

Me (exiting elevator): Have a good day!
Man in elevator: I certainly will.
Is that not kind of weird?  No "thanks, you too."  And he was so definitive that he is, indeed, certainly going to have a good day today!  I just found that odd.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Early riser

Since the end of April I've been getting into the office around 8 and staying til around 7 most days, trying to bill more hours.  And it's not so bad, but I think that's entirely because the sun is up that whole time.  It rises around 5:45 and sets around 8:30, so I don't feel like I'm at work in the middle of the night.  It's been great for billing, because I can do 10 or 11 hours a day and not feel like I'm really killing myself.  This is all going to go to hell once we fall back, though, I can tell.  Getting up at 6:30 and it not getting light until I'm in the office already is not going to work.  I hate winter -- it's June and I'm already preparing myself for how much I hate it!  But especially the long nights, that might be even worse than the cold weather.  Which is saying something. 

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Apparently embed doesn't work when I email posts. So just click the link below to watch the video until I can fix it at home tonight. It's, as I said, the best thing ever. Mostly if you watched SBTB, granted, but still.

UPDATE: Fixed!

It's "shows I used to love as a kid" day!

This is the best thing ever.
I heart SBTB! And apparently the reunion show is gaining momentum, whee.

Mystery solved

I found Judy Winslow!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Musical extravaganzas

I didn't see the Tony's last night (I was watching basketball -- 2-0, woo!) but apparently this was the best part.  NPH, I heart you.  And apparently he's going to be in two new movies!  But one of them has Vanessa Hudgens, so that doesn't really count. 

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Yay Dennis Quaid

When I was little I loved the movie Undercover Blues. I discovered that it was part of Netflix's "view instantly" selection, and I was really excited, but I was also worried that I'd rewatch it and discover that my childhood view was all messed up, and really the movie sucked. But, I was happy to see that it still is, in fact, a funny movie. Hooray for childhood memories not letting you down!

Also, go Lakers =)

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


I too saw Up last weekend (although I'm still a 25 year-old), and yes, it is awesome. And while Adam didn't mention this in his post about it, be sure to bring a tissue, if you have any sort of heart. Especially in the opening montage, it's like impossible not to cry. Granted, it's not terribly hard to make me cry, but who can mock me for crying at commercials after seeing this one. But I digress. Ignore any skepticism you have about how entertaining an old man flying in a house lifted by balloons could be, and go see the movie. I think even my brother will like it, and us agreeing on a movie is practically a sign of the end times.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Hope never dies

Football preview time:
Year after year, Cal is a trendy choice to break through and finally reach a new level of success under head coach Jeff Tedford, like winning the Pac-10 or playing in a BCS bowl game. But year after year the Bears come up a little short, and while it's a stretch to say Cal has been disappointing, it hasn't been able to bust through the ceiling. Well, this year's edition has enough talent to end USC's stranglehold on the conference.  Honest.  Really.   
Please, let it be so! 

Yay for quirky

Pushing Daisies was back on this weekend to show its final three episodes ever, and it just reminded me what a cute, quirky show it is.  Sadness of my heart that it's going away forever soon!  But thank goodness my dvr was paying attention and recorded it for me.  Unlike the way it let me down when the show 17 Kids and Counting became 18 Kids and Counting and my dvr never recorded another episode.  =(