Thursday, July 30, 2009

Health conscious

I ran out of fruit at home so I didn't have any to bring in for lunch today.  So instead I got strawberry pop tarts from the vending machine.  I'm pretty sure that's the same thing, it even says on the package that it's a good source of 7 vitamins and minerals. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Deja vu

Hmm, sounds familiar, Boy Who Cried Retired.  You gonna change your mind again?  Notice how people care a lot less compared to the first time you retired.  Way to go out on top. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What up

A year ago today I was taking the bar exam.  I can't believe it's been that long already!  Man, did it suck. 
 
Also, why do people slow down or stop walking completely when they're about to get off an escalator?  It's like the change to regular land is just too much for people to handle.  Meanwhile, the people behind you all have to stop too or fall on top of you.  I have a lot of complaints about escalator etiquette, I know, but I think they're all justified. 
 
And person who posted on Craigslist who has not responded to my voicemail or email, I hate you.  Just in case you were wondering. 

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fun times/Sad times

I went to the Brad Paisley concert last night that I won tickets for a couple of months ago, and it was, as expected, awesome. The only bad part was the fact that I had to drive to Frederick, MD during work hours to pick up the tickets, which I finally did on Thursday even though they've been there for a month. Even with no traffic it's an hour drive, so with traffic (although I did my best to avoid it) it ended up being a three hour, forty minute round trip. Almost four hours just to get something they could have left at will call for me if they weren't such pains in the asses! But nooooo, I have to go to the station between 8:30 and 5:30 on a weekday. Blurg to them. Luckily Brad is worth it. It was raining at the beginning of the show but even that wasn't so bad.

Also, I'd just like to note for the record and have been terribly kind to those I know taking the bar exam now and I have not sent one taunting email. Because I know the pain, and it's just cruel. And also because I'm a very, very good person.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Work convos

Reva (DC) [6:03 PM]:

so [partner] wanted me to write in a paragraph in this memo using an argument about "the logical fallacy of the contrary"

Reva (DC) [6:03 PM]:

only according to google, that doesn't exist

Reva (DC) [6:03 PM]:

so i just made something up

Nabeel (DC) [6:04 PM]:

LOL! that sounds like the logical fallacy of the contrary at work!

Horrors

Yesterday I was talking to a woman who (a) hates any potato food, including french fries, and (b) thinks Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory are funnier than HIMYM.  It's like the devil himself walks among us.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Opinion poll

A girl in my step class found this book that's got a collection of Bollywood posters, and thought that this girl on the cover looks just like me. What do you think? It's my own face in question so I can't judge (because I think it looks nothing like me, but I'm told I'm wrong).

Who knew?

Apparently you can only listen to Pandora for free for 40 hours per month.  After that, you either have to pay 99 cents to listen unlimited for the rest of the month, or pay $36 to get a whole year of "premium" Pandora, with no ads and higher quality audio.  (a) I had no idea Pandora had a time maximum, I need to be bored at work less; and (b) their marketing people really need to change the way they present that, because 99 cents versus $36 sounds ridiculous.  It really should be say hey, for only $3 a month you can get unlimited premium Pandora*  (*must purchase one year subscription, total price $36).  See, not so hard, much more palatable.  You're welcome. 
 
Also, the Federal Reserve knows my name.  I'm a baller. 

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Breaking News

HIMYM has been nominated for best comedy!  And the show is hosted by NPH...come on, it's gotta win.  I love 30 Rock, but it can have awards in some of its other 21 nominated categories. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This is me, skeptical

Berkeley is the number 10 meanest city in terms of treatment of homeless people??  Ha.  They clearly have never been there. 

Good idea/bad idea

The MTV movie awards isn't something I watch a lot, but I happened to catch some of the show hosted by Russell Brand, and he sucked.  Really sucked.  So why exactly is he hosting again??  Calling NPH...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pet peeve # 31

People who are STILL wearing those stupid LiveStrong bracelets drive me nuts.  They annoyed me enough when they were popular like seven years ago, but still wearing them every day?  For the love of God, why?? 

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sports

Last night I dreamed I was at a Laker game hanging out with Derek Fisher and some other random players (I think I just made them up for my dream because I didn't recognize them) in a room "backstage" before the game.  I was really excited because we were going to get to hang out after the game too and I was going to get a picture with Fish then, and I have no idea why I couldn't have done it before the game too, but my hair was all poofy and crazy since I hadn't straightened it yet and so when they went out to play the game I asked the make-up artist (because in my dream, the bball players had hair and make-up) if I could borrow their flat iron.  She said sure, and asked if I wanted a cut, too.  She said she always gives a trim before she uses the flat iron.  So I said ok, and then I tried to straighten my hair, but after I finished it I realized that (a) she cut my hair short, so it was between my shoulder and chin length, and (b) she'd shaved off part of my hair in the middle of each side of my head!  It was like I had a racing stripe on the right, and an uneven ditch of hair on the left.  It was a ridiculous disaster and I was so upset.  Of course.  And my dream ended before I could get back to hanging out with the Lakers, which was sad. 
 
So prompted by my dream this morning (and having Sports Center on in the background as I straightened my hair for reals this morning), I went to espn.com and apparently they show full eps of PTI online, but only for insiders.  And so, after years of getting free Cal preseason reports from Matt, I think I have to break down and actually join, because if I was able to actually watch PTI on my computer rather than have to dvr it (which I for sure would never keep up with), I think it'd be worth it.  If you do the two year membership it's only $2.50 a month, plus you get ESPN the magazine.  The only downside is that you have to pay all $60 up front, and it would feel like so much cheaper if I just saw a bunch of charges for $2.50. 
 

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Because planning is bad?

Why does no one plan ahead on Craig's List? My lease is up September 7, and I'd kind of like to know where I'll be moving to, but everyone wants a tenant NOW. Not in a month or two (and I'd be willing to sign a lease for August 15 so I could kind of gradually move over). I don't understand why everyone is against doing things with a little bit of notice. I'm trying to force myself not to look at CL until August so I won't get insanely frustrated, but I don't like not knowing where I'm moving to. Hmph.

I'm rewatching Angel Season 2 right now. Such a good show, makes me happy. Well, sad they canceled it long before they should of, but happy that it existed at least for a while. Better to have loved and lost, and all that.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

I can't set my dvr if you don't tell me about these things ahead of time

I told you, he's taking over the world.  And I like it!

Not to make light of a death, but...

This sounds like an episode from Pushing Daisies.  Which, btw, rocked.  And no doubt that's why it was canceled, because people are stupid and don't get quirky. 

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

I'd really prefer half off, thanks

I'm browsing gemstone jewelry on kohls.com (work is boring), and most everything is buy one, get one free.  Which is fine for shirts or random stuff like that, but semiprecious jewelry?  I can imagine talking myself into earrings that are half off, but getting two pairs just seems over the top, even if it is for the price of one. 

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I just have to say

that I don't give a crap that Michael Jackson died.  Was it surprising?  Sure.  Am I sad that a weirdo child molester who had some fun songs back in the day is no longer around to be tabloid fodder?  Not particularly.  People need to stop with this over-the-top tribute crap and just get on with it. 

Monday, July 06, 2009

Side job

I'm teaching FOUR aerobics classes this week!  I'm going to be crazy exercise girl, without even meaning to.  I volunteered to sub a kickboxing class tonight (well, I was asked a while back and agreed to do it), and then last night I got trapped into subbing a step class for tomorrow (but not my usual class, so I have to come up with different choreography for it), so that'll be Sunday-Monday-Tuesday-Thursday teaching.  At least hopefully I'll feel in good shape this weekend!  I'm still kind of tired of working out, but I feel good when I'm doing it at least, so I guess it's just me wanting to be lazy.  I didn't want to teach three days in a row, especially since two of the three are classes I need to spend more time prepping for, but hopefully it'll keep me in the good graces of the head lady. 

Saturday, July 04, 2009

"Wild"life

Cool thing about Notre Dame? The squirrels there are so tame, you can literally feed them by hand. Here is a squirrel (Bob, in case you were wondering) eating part of a granola bar from my hand. Also, fyi, squirrels love Fiber One granola bars. But then again, who doesn't. They're delicious.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Time to go?

This might be one of the slowest moving days in the history of the earth.  How is it not even 3pm yet???

He is full of awesomeness

Woo!  He should just be president, too.  While we're giving him jobs.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

horryifying

Almost a third of Mississippi adults are obese.  A third! 

Thoughts

How is it July already?? 2009 is half over. Scary.

The wedding was fun--Notre Dame is a pretty campus, and we had perfect weather, so thus far I approve of the midwest. I mean, as long as the weather looks like that. So I'm guessing I approve for like four months out of the year, max. Chicago was neat too, I miss being near the ocean (or a super huge lake would do).

I've had Sweet Caroline stuck in my head for days. Stupid wedding reception music!

I miss television. Not that I don't have one, like some crazies, but there's so little new on now, it's sad. I got Angel seasons 2-4 on DVD because I found them cheap (and watched 1 on Hulu months ago) so maybe I'll start rewatching those to keep myself entertained.

Hearing Adam talk about the bar exam makes me realize (a) I seriously cannot believe how much work I did for it last summer, and (b) how overjoyed I am never to be doing that again.

This week is only three days long for me, between being out Monday for the wedding and Friday for the 4th of July...and yet it seems crazy long already. I woke up today very sad it wasn't Thursday.

I'm not sure if I mentioned this, but when my lease is up I'm moving into DC proper, so I'm excited about that! I like my apartment here, but I'm bored with it. Ready to see what something new will look like. And if I could find someplace with a yard of sorts that would be the best thing ever, because not walking Jamie in the mornings (especially when the weather is awful) would be the best thing ever.

Straightening my hair takes forever. If I were a boy (cue music) I'd have so much extra free time.

I've only been working for nine months. It feels so much longer.