Wednesday, August 31, 2005

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Stealing (although she invited us to do it) from StickyKeys' LJ. Apparently we were born and graduated in the same year! If you go to Music Outfitters and enter a date in the search field, the first link is of the top 100 songs from that year. I'm going to split this up into 2 posts because it's so long. I know no one cares, but I love looking at songs from different years and remembering what I was going at the time.

Here's the key:
Bold: Songs I know, but have no opinion about
Bold Italics: Songs I like
Nothing: Songs I don't know
If it's a song I dont' like, it will be noted.
*I'm sure I know some of these songs but don't realize it.

1. Bette Davis Eyes, Kim Carnes (don't like)
2. Endless Love, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (I don't know this song, but I know it's the punchline to the joke, "What do you call a tennis match between Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles?")
3. Lady, Kenny Rogers
4. (Just Like) Starting Over, John Lennon
5. Jessie's Girl, Rick Springfield
6. Celebration, Kool and The Gang
(Isn't this from the 70s? They just had a 70s soul CD infomercial on the other night, and this was on it. Deceitful!)
7. Kiss On My List, Daryl Hall and John Oates
8. I Love A Rainy Night, Eddie Rabbitt
9. 9 To 5, Dolly Parton
10. Keep On Loving You, REO Speedwagon
11. Theme From "Greatest American Hero", Joey Scarbury
12. Morning Train (Nine To Five), Sheena Easton
13. Being With You, Smokey Robinson
14. Queen Of Hearts, Juice Newton
15. Rapture, Blondie
16. A Woman Needs Love, Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio
17. The Tide Is High, Blondie
18. Just The Two Of Us, Grover Washington Jr.
19. Slow Hand, Pointer Sisters
20. I Love You, Climax Blues Band
21. Woman, John Lennon
22. Sukiyaki, A Taste Of Honey
23. The Winner Takes It All, Abba
24. Medley, Stars On 45
25. Angel Of The Morning, Juice Newton (I don't know Juice Newton's version, but I love the version I know--and no, it's not the Shaggy version. That needs to end.)
26. Love On The Rocks, Neil Diamond
27. Every Woman In The World, Air Supply
28. The One That You Love, Air Supply

29. Guilty, Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb (Thank God I don't know this)
30. The Best Of Times, Styx
31. Elvira, Oak Ridge Boys
32. Take It On The Run, REO Speedwagon (I FREAKIN' LOVE THIS SONG! You don't want to be in the car with me when it's on)
33. No Gettin' Over Me, Ronnie Milsap
34. Living Outside Myself, Gino Vannelli
35. Woman In Love, Barbra Streisand
36. Boy From New York City, Manhattan Transfer
37. Urgent, Foreigner (I had to think about what this song was; I like it for it's cheese factor)
38. Passion, Rod Stewart (I don't know this song, but I hate it because I hate Rod Stewart with the fire of 1,000 suns.)
39. Lady (You Bring Me Up), Commodores
40. Crying, Don Mclean
41. Hearts, Marty Balin
42. It's My Turn, Diana Ross
43. You Make My Dreams, Daryl Hall and John Oates
44. I Don't Need You, Kenny Rogers
45. How 'Bout Us, Champaign
46. Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Pat Benatar
47. The Breakup Song, Greg Kihn Band
48. Time, Alan Parsons Project
49. Hungry Heart, Bruce Springsteen
50. Sweetheart, Franke and The Knockouts
51. Someone's Knockin', Terri Gibbs
52. More Than I Can Say, Leo Sayer
53. Together, Tierra
54. Too Much Time On My Hands, Styx
55. What Are We Doin' In Love, Dottie West
56. Who's Crying Now, Journey
57. De Do Do Do, De Da Da, Police (This song bothers me)
58. This Little Girl, Gary Bonds (eww)
59. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around, Stevie Nicks With Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
60. Giving It Up For Your Love, Delbert McClinton
61. A Little In Love, Cliff Richard
62. America, Neil Diamond (Grrrr...)
63. Ain't Even Done With The Night, John Cougar
64. Arthur's Theme, Christopher Cross
65. Another One Bites The Dust, Queen
66. Games People Play, Alan Parsons Project
67. I Can't Stand It, Eric Clapton
68. While You See A Chance, Steve Winwood
69. Master Blaster, Stevie Wonder
70. Hello Again, Neil Diamond
71. Don't Stand So Close To Me, Police
72. Hey Nineteen, Steely Dan
73. I Ain't Gonna Stand For It, Stevie Wonder
74. All Those Years Ago, George Harrison
75. Step By Step, Eddie Rabbitt (I do like the New Kids on the Block version!)
76. The Stroke, Billy Squier
77. Feels So Right, Alabama
78. Sweet Baby, Stanley Clarke and George Duke
79. Same Old Lang Syne, Dan Fogelberg
80. Cool Love, Pablo Cruise
81. Hold On Tight, ELO
82. It's Now Or Never, John Schneider
83. Treat Me Right, Pat Benatar
84. Winning, Santana
85. What Kind Of Fool, Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb
86. Watching The Wheels, John Lennon
87. Tell It Like It Is, Heart (If I knew this song I'd love it because I heart Heart)
88. Smoky Mountain Rain, Ronnie Milsap
89. I Made It Through The Rain, Barry Manilow
90. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', Daryl Hall and John Oates
91. Suddenly, Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard
92. For Your Eyes Only, Sheena Easton
93. The Beach Boys Medley, Beach Boys (I'm sure I know all the songs in the medley, but I don't think I've heard it.)
94. Whip It, Devo
95. Modern Girl, Sheena Easton
96. Really Wanna Know You, Gary Wright
97. Seven Year Ache, Rosanne Cash
98. I'm Coming Out, Diana Ross (Isn't this from the 60s??)
99. Miss Sun, Boz Scaggs
100. Time Is Time, Andy Gibb

Part 2

The worst things about graduating in '99 were all the "Save the best for last" cliches and the fact that people wanted Prince's "Party like it's 1999" song to be our class song. It is 1999, so why are we partying like it's 1999?

1. Believe, Cher (If I were a judge I would allow people to use the fact that this song came on the radio as an excuse for justifiable homicide)
2. No Scrubs, TLC (I like this song, but it played everytime I was in the tanning bed for prom, so I was trapped. It got old after the first 50,000 times.)
3. Angel Of Mine, Monica (I know, I know)
4. Heartbreak Hotel, Whitney Houston
5. ...Baby One More Time, Britney Spears (Shut up)
6. Kiss Me, Sixpence None The Richer
7. Genie In A Bottle, Christina Aguilera (Shut up again)
8. Every Morning, Sugar Ray (HATE)
9. Nobody's Supposed To Be Here, Deborah Cox
10. Livin' La Vida Loca, Ricky Martin (HATE)
11. Where My Girls At?, 702
12. If You Had My Love, Jennifer Lopez
(I actually like her late 90s songs)
13. Slide, Goo Goo Dolls (HATE)
14. Have You Ever?, Brandy (HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE)
15. I Want It That Way, Backstreet Boys
16. I'm Your Angel, R. Kelly and Celine Dion (What a combo!)
17. All Star, Smash Mouth (HATE)
18. Angel, Sarah McLachlan (HATE)
19. Smooth, Santana Featuring Rob Thomas (I'm still not sick of this song)
20. Unpretty, TLC (meh)
21. Bills, Bills, Bills, Destiny's Child (I like this song but I hate DC's double standard. Some of their songs are about being independent [this one, Independent, etc.], and some are about being taken care of [Soldier]. Make up your minds!)
22. Save Tonight, Eagle-Eye Cherry (I like this song but it was popular when my grandfather died)
23. Last Kiss, Pearl Jam (Sorry MR. There are some Pearl Jam songs I like, but I think Eddie's voice sounds like a steaming pile of ass in this song.)
24. Fortunate, Maxwell
25. All I Have To Give, Backstreet Boys
26. Bailamos, Enrique Iglesias (Shut up yet again)
27. What's It Gonna Be?!, Busta Rhymes Featuring Janet (LOVE! I bought his CD for this song, and it's the only one I've ever listened to)
28. What It's Like, Everlast
29. Fly Away, Lenny Kravitz (This was popular when my grandfather died too.)
30. Someday, Sugar Ray (For the life of me I can't think of what this song is, but I know I hate it.)
31. Lately, Divine
32. That Don't Impress Me Much, Shania Twain (MASSIVE HATE)
33. Wild Wild West, Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee (MORE MASSIVE HATE)
34. Scar Tissue, Red Hot Chili Peppers
35. Heartbreaker, Mariah Carey Featuring Jay-Z
36. I Still Believe, Mariah Carey
37. The Hardest Thing, 98 Degrees
38. Summer Girls, LFO (I hate this song.)

39. Can I Get A..., Jay-Z Featuring Amil (Of Major Coinz) and Ja (Only the uncensored version)
40. Jumper, Third Eye Blind (I'm sure I know this one too, but I get all these "bands" confused)
41. Doo Wop (That Thing), Lauryn Hill (She's too smug for me)
42. Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...), Lou Bega (Catchy, but I wouldn't call it like)
43. Sweet Lady, Tyrese
44. It's Not Right But It's Okay, Whitney Houston (This is my favorite of the singles that she released from this album.)
45. (God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You, 'N Sync (dreck)
46. Lullaby, Shawn Mullins
47. Anywhere, 112 Featuring Lil'Z
48. Tell Me It's Real, K-Ci and JoJo
49. Back 2 Good, Matchbox 20 (again with the "bands" I get confused)
50. 808, Blaque
51. She's So High, Tal Bachman (hate)
52. She's All I Ever Had, Ricky Martin
53. Miami, Will Smith (I like the part where they say, "Bienvenidos a Miami")
54. Hands, Jewel (I think I may have liked this--blame it on teen angst.)
55. Who Dat, JT Money Featuring Sole
56. Please Remember Me, Tim McGraw
57. From This Moment On, Shania Twain (HATE)
58. Love Like This, Faith Evans
59. You, Jesse Powell
60. Trippin', Total Featuring Missy Elliott
61. If You (Lovin' Me), Silk
62. Ex-Factor, Lauryn Hill
63. Give It To You, Jordan Knight (I LOVE this song! I loved the New Kids, but never really liked Jordan. He was also a douche on The Surreal Life.)
64. Black Balloon, Goo Goo Dolls (No)
65. Spend My Life With You, Eric Benet Featuring Tamia
66. These Are The Times, Dru Hill
67. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing, Mark Chesnutt (I know the Aerosmith version and don't like it).
68. I Do (Cherish You), 98 Degrees
69. Because Of You, 98 Degrees
(The only 98 Degrees song I like)
70. I Will Remember You (Live), Sarah McLachlan (Great! One of my least favorite songs is on the list twice!)
71. Chante's Got A Man, Chante Moore
72. Happily Ever After, Case
73. My Love Is Your Love, Whitney Houston
74. All Night Long, Faith Evans Featuring Puff Daddy (Diddy, or whatever the hell his name is today, needs to go away permanently)
75. Back That Thang Up, Juvenile Featuring Mannie Fresh and Lil' Wayne (Uncensored version)
76. Almost Doesn't Count, Brandy
77. Man! I Feel Like A Woman!, Shania Twain (HAAAAAAAAAAATE!!! This is one of the worst songs in the history of music!)
78. Steal My Sunshine, Len
79. I Need To Know, Marc Anthony (He looks like a corpse)
80. So Anxious, Ginuwine
81. Faded Pictures, Case and Joe (This song is on the Rush Hour soundtrack, which I own [hides], but I've never listened to it.)
82. Back At One, Brian McKnight
83. When A Woman's Fed Up, R. Kelly
84. How Forever Feels, Kenny Chesney
85. Amazed, Lonestar (1 of 4 country songs that I like.)
86. Sometimes, Britney Spears (HATE)
87. Ghetto Cowboy, Mo Thugs Family Featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
88. Out Of My Head, Fastball
89. Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem), Jay-Z (I own this album. I think it's in the box of albums I'm embarrassed to own.)
90. Jamboree, Naughty By Nature Featuring Zhane
91. Take Me There, BLACKstreet and Mya Featuring Mase and Blinky Blink (I hate the Rugrats; I hate this song.)
92. Stay The Same, Joey McIntyre (Sorry, Joey. Even though I wanted to be your wife in the 80s, I wasn't really feelin' this song.)
93. Lesson In Leavin', Jo Dee Messina
94. Iris, Goo Goo Dolls (One of those bands that are the same as every band in the late 90s)
95. Satisfy You, Puff Daddy Featuring R. Kelly (Yeah, if you're 12.)
96. Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out), Citizen King (This song makes me want to shoot myself)
97. Music Of My Heart, 'N Sync and Gloria Estefan (No no no no. And John Stevens sounded like ass when he sang this on American Idol.)
98. Write This Down, George Strait
99. When You Believe, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey (I'm surprised the recording studio didn't explode from all the ego in the room while that was being recorded.)
100. God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You, Alabama Featuring 'N Sync (More dreck.)

No wonder the world started going to hell around this time.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Blah, Tuesday

The Northeast is eligible for a free credit report starting September 1. I'm glad, because for the past few years I've been paying about $30 to get a copy of my report from all 3 agencies, which is stupid because it's MY information. Why should I have to pay to get it?

How much do you want to bet that if Bush weren't president,
Plan B would be on shelves already?

My mom and I are going to see March of the Penguins this weekend. I'll have to contain myself so I don't go, "awww!!" out loud in the theater. But they're so freakin' cute!

Last night Alton made lobster and he said it was easy to do at home. But included in the tools he used were a welder's glove and cutters designed for metal. On one of the little blurbs it said, "The size of the lobster does not effect the taste of the meat." Arghh!! Why, Alton? I've said before that while I understand that grammar isn't everyone's strong point, there is no excuse for bad grammar in print media. This blog doesn't count :-).

Monday, August 29, 2005

Dear People Who Drive on I-83 During Rush Hour

If you're in the left lane and cars are passing you, GET OVER!! The left lane is for people like me who leave 20 minutes late for work. I hope you never drive on the autobahn.

If there is a car in front of me, riding my ass will not make it go any faster.

If there are 2 inches of space between me and the car ahead of me, and no one behind me for 50 miles, don't squeeze in front of me.

If you're not going to drive at least 80, get the hell out of the left lane.

If you know you need to be in the right lane at the split, get in the right lane back when traffic is flowing nicely instead of waiting till the last second and forcing someone to let you in. Traffic is backed up for miles because of tools like you.

If you don't know where you're going in the city, don't drive in it at 8 AM.

If you don't know how to parallel park, don't try to do it on the busiest street at 4:30.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Tommy Lee

I watched that Tommy Lee Goes to College show, or whatever it's called the other night. It was actually really cute! In one scene he was sitting around playing video games with some guy, and the guy said something about how the drummers only get 1 credit for their class and they practice 10 hours a week. Tommy Lee said, "What's a normal course? Like, 22 credits?" The guy looked at him and was like. "Ummm, no. 3." I laughed out loud. I wish my classes had been 22 credits. I only would have had to take about 6 classes. Then Tommy Lee was trying all these sports with not much success. I never had an opinion of him one way or the other (besides thinking he probably has every STD in existence), but he's a good sport. I'll like someone who I wouldn't normally like if he or she is a good sport. Like Bob Dole.

Also, I found this site. I'm only 54% compatible with John Cusack :-(.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Random Thoughts

There were some weird goings-on at work the past couple days. I don't like to talk about work on here though, just in case.

I went to the Greek Food Festival tonight. I freakin' love the GFF! I wasn't hungry though so I just had a salad, spanakopita (a little triangle of spinach in filo dough), tiropita (a little triangle of feta in filo dough), and split laucomades (honey puffs) with my mom. Plus, I'm trying to eat better, so no sour cream-laden gyros for me!

Tomorrow I'm going on a home tour and one of the houses on it is my old 5th grade teacher's. I loved her! I've actually been to her house before, but that was 13 years ago. God, I'm old! I love looking at people's houses and wishing I made about 80K more than I do...

Tomorrow is my parents' anniversary--39 years. Craziness!

Defiant Goddess did a post about girl crushes. Mine is Catherine Zeta-Jones. Although, Michael Douglass? Really, Catherine?

That's all for now! Hasta luego!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Celebrity Gossip

I love celebrity gossip. I used to subscribe to People, but they wouldn't let me renew for anything less than a year, and I couldn't justify the cost. I thought I'd share some good celebrity gossip websites with you.

Dana's Dirt - People keep stealing her pictures, but when they're up, they're good.
The Hollywood A List - You have to register, but it's free and they haven't sent me any junk.
Awful Plastic Surgery - Not really gossip, but interesting nonetheless.

PerezHilton had a picture up today of one of the Olsen twins at a grocery store buying wine. drinking laws not apply to celebrities? Crazy Californians. The PA Liquor Control Board nazis would never allow that. I also wondered how it was ok to have The Real World kids going to bars. Most of them aren't 21. Liquor licenses cost a lot of money...

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

I Also Watch Too Much Food Network

This is funny.

I found
this website, and I couldn't disagree with this guy more. I thought I'd do my own version.

I rated the following Food Network chefs (cheves?): Paula Deen, Ina Garten, Rachael Ray, Sandra Lee, Alton Brown, Emeril Lagasse.

They were rated on the following criteria:
Likeability--Would I want to hang out with them or punch them in the face?
Knowledge--If they give me a tip about something, do I trust it?
Realism--Would I, as an average cook, be able make their food, based on skill and finances. Keep in mind, realism score has nothing to do with whether or not I would want to make their food.
Appeal--This is the criterion of whether or not I would want to make their food.
Then I curved so that Alton Brown was 100% and adjusted everyone's grade accordingly.

Paula Deen: A-
Likeability: 7 (She has a tendency to be a tad annoying.)
Knowledge: 8
Realism: 6.5
Appeal: 8 (I deducted a point from realism instead of appeal because while fried chicken cooked in lard and cake with 3 sticks of butter would be deliciously awesome, I would not realistically give myself a coronary by making that meal.)

Ina Garten: B-
Likeability: 5 (She's just sort of there.)
Knowledge: 8
Realism: 4
Appeal: 8

Rachael Ray: B
Likeability: pre-engagement 6; post-engagement 3, average 4.5
Knowledge: 7
Realism: 7
Appeal: 8

Sandra Lee: F
Likeability: 1
Knowledge: -1
Realism: 10
Appeal: -10 (Beef tenderloin rolled in instant coffee granules? A cake with corn nuts on top? I'll pass.)

Alton Brown: A+
Likeability: 10
Knowledge: 10
Realism: 5
Appeal: 7

Emeril Lagasse: C
Likeability: 2
Knowledge: 10
Realism: 2
Appeal: 9

Monday, August 22, 2005

I Watch Too Many Movies

I love some reviewers' ways with words. If a movie is good, the only thing I can think of to say is, "I liked it." Of course if it's bad I can bust on it, but I'm a bitch like that :-).

Trainspotting - It took me a while to get used to the accents, so I didn't really understand what was being said for the first half hour or so; but really, it's pretty obvious what's going on. I would strongly recommend against watching the scene that takes place in the worst toilet in Scotland while you're eating dinner, as I was. I liked the ending. 3.5 stars

Rushmore - This movie was cute; I think I like The Royal Tenenbaums better. For some reason, Bill Murray has creeped me out since I saw Lost in Translation. 3.5 stars

Sunday, August 21, 2005

I Be Smart Y'all!

Very Well-Rounded

You have:

62% Scientific Intuition and 62% Emotional Intuition

The graph represents your place in intuition 2-space. As you can see, you scored above average on emotional intuition and above average on scientific intuition. (Weirdly, your emotional and scientific intuitions are equally strong.)

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Your emotional intuition
score is a measure of how well you understand people, especially their unspoken needs and sympathies. A high score score usually indicates social grace and persuasiveness. A low score usually means you're good at Quake.

Your scientific intuition score tells you how in tune you are with the world around you; how well you understand your physical and intellectual environment. People with high scores here are apt to succeed in business and, of course, the sciences.

How you compare to other people your age and gender:

You scored higher than 99% on Scientific Intuition
You scored higher than 99% on Emotiotional Intuition

The 2-Variable Intuition Test

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Dear Woman Who Sued Vioxx

*Warning: I'm pre-menstrual*

I'm sorry that your husband died, but I'm happy that you were able to put a $253.4 million price tag on what he meant to you. I'm glad that a jury of your peers were able to ascertain exactly how your husband died, seeing as how they have their medical degrees. I'm glad that you've paved the way for people to sue drug companies with abandon, causing them to raise their prices, which will in turn cause insurance companies to raise their premiums so that they are able to turn a profit from their prescription drug coverage. Of course we all know that insurance companies are in business to help the public, not for money. Not only that, but you've really helped out the people who do not have insurance; even though they are unable to afford their medication at $100 a pill, they will most certainly be able to afford it when the drug companies jack up the prices to cover the cost of litigation.

Sarcasm aside, do you deserve money for your husband's lost wages, medical bills, and funeral expenses if, in fact, Vioxx is responsible for his death? Yes. Do you deserve $253 million in mental anguish, loss of companionship, and punitive damages? Absolutely not. I hope you think about the state of insurance in our country as you sit on your pile of cash. I'm one of the lucky ones; I only pay $36.30 a month for health insurance. After I graduated from college and I wasn't officially full-time at my job I paid $400 a month for insurance with a $1000 deductible. One of my friends has a full-time job and pays around $100 a month. My dad is retired and my parents pay about $600 a month. My other friend is unemployed at the moment and pays a lot of money for not-so-great insurance.

Congratulations, Mrs. Ernst. You've won your battle, but you've screwed the rest of us. If only we could all be so lucky as to have a loved one die in a way that we are able to find someone to blame for it and then sue their asses off. You dropped the ball though. You should have fallen in the courtroom. You could have sued the county and the state. But why stop there?! Crash your car into a tree and sue the auto manufacturers for not telling you not to drive your car into a tree. And if you do it while you're drunk, you can sue the alcohol company! Spill some hot coffee on yourself and sue McDonalds! Eat at McDonalds every day and sue them when you get fat! Profit from your husband some more! Cut off his finger and put it in your chilli at Wendy's and sue them! Go see a crappy movie (I recommend Must Love Dogs) and sue the director and the screenwriter for mental anguish!

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go sue Target because I bought a card and the envelope got bent because of the way the guy put it in the bag.

Friday, August 19, 2005


High Fidelity - Thank you, John! Finally a good movie from you! I liked this movie a lot. The music talk, humor, Jack Black,--side note: it's strange that I like Jack Black, because I usually don't like that kind of humor, but I find him hilarious--a story that is interesting even though it's predictable. This movie isn't going to be a classic, and it's not in my top 10, but it's much better than the dreck I've seen lately. Four stars.

Gia - I could have done without the gratuitous lesbian scenes, but the first half of this movie kept me interested. During the second half I was thinking, "Hurry up and die already," but this movie was decent enough. Angelina Jolie's lips freak me out though. I don't find that look sexy, as I think she looks like she was punched in the mouth, but obviously many, many men find it attractive. I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone except guys. Two and a half stars.

Showgirls - They inexplicably play this movie all the time on VH-1 and after 4 sittings, I think I have seen the whole thing, although a highly censored version. I'm tempted to rent this movie to see it uncensored, but then I think I would have to shoot myself. Talk about a trainwreck. I used to love Saved by the Bell, but I never liked Jessie. I still don't. I think my couch could do a better acting job than she did. And Trey from Sex and the City is in it. Eww! I hate that guy! This is one of those "so bad it's good" movies. Two and a half stars for the VH-1 version (They made it lose half a star because of the cheesy way they drew a bikini top on Elizabeth Berkeley. Just mosaic it, for God's sake!)

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Ambush Makeover

I love crappy daytime TV. My personal favorites are The Price is Right (which I have been watching since I can remember) and Maury when he has teenagers who are drinking, doing drugs, and sleeping with 50 guys. The only time I get to watch is when I'm off work and Thursday mornings, because I don't go into work till 12:30. Right now I have Ambush Makeover on. I don't have a problem with the people who agree to do the makeovers, but I do have a problem with the treatment of the people who refuse. How would you feel if you're out doing your grocery shopping in sweat pants with no make-up on (as I am wont to do) and some annoying guy and a camera crew gets all up in your face and says, "Your hair looks like crap and your clothes suck. Do you want a makeover?" I think I might just have to punch him in the face. Then, to add insult to injury, they put you on TV for tens of people to watch! Why do they have to show that part?! Of course no one would ever say this to me because I am stunningly beautiful at all times :-P. Luckily Ambush Makeover will never come to York, so I don't have to put on a ball gown and beauty pageant make-up to run to the store to buy tampons and milk.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

An Easy Way to Get a Post Finished!

I stole this from StickyKeys. Sorry I've been so sporadic lately (not that it affects anyone's life), but we've been having internet connection problems and I've been too busy at work to post. The things in bold are true; any additional comments are in parenthesis.

I miss somebody right now.

I don’t watch much TV these days. (Reality TV is my sad, sad addiction.)

I love olives. (Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww)

I own lots of books.

I wear glasses or contact lenses. (I have glasses, I rarely wear them.)

I love to play video games. (Sims addiction, anyone?)

I’ve tried marijuana.

I’ve watched porn movies. (MR - Hollywood Hardcore!)

I have been in a threesome.

I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.

I believe honesty is "usually" the best policy.

I curse sometimes.

I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.

I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.

I’m TOTALLY smart.

I’ve never broken someone’s bones.

I hate the rain. I have a secret that I'm ashamed to reveal.

I’m paranoid at times.

I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.

I need money right now.

I love sushi. (It's ok)

I talk really, really fast.

I have fresh breath in the morning.

I have long hair.

I have lost money in Las Vegas.

I was born in a country outside of the U.S.

I have at least one brother and/or sister.

I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past. (I wore press-on nails once when I was working in food service at the hospital and at the end of the day one of the nails was gone...oops!)

I couldn't survive without Caller I.D. (I've never had it.)

I like the way that I look.

I have lied to a good friend in the last 6 months.

I know how to cornrow. (I'm lucky I know how to do a ponytail.)

I am usually pessimistic.

I have a lot of mood swings.

I think prostitution should be legalized.

I think Britney Spears is pretty. (Not anymore, but she used to be.)

Slept with a Suitemate.

I have a hidden talent.

I’m always hyper no matter how much sugar I have.

I have a lot of friends.

I am currently single.

I have pecked someone of the same sex.

I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.

I enjoy talking on the phone.

I love to shop. (I would if I had money and if I were skinny and could fit into any clothing I wanted to.)

I would rather shop than eat.

I would classify myself as ghetto.

I’m bourgie and have worn a sweater tied around my shoulders.

I’m obsessed with my blog.

I don’t hate anyone. I dislike them.

I'm a pretty good dancer.

I don’t think Mike Tyson raped Desiree Washington. (I don't know who the hell she is, but knowing him, he did.)

I have a cell phone.

I watch MTV on a daily basis.

I'm embarrassed to be seen with my mother.

I believe in God (The jury is still out)

I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months.

I’ve rejected someone before.

I currently like someone.

I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.

I want to have children in the future.

I’ve called the cops on a friend before.

I have changed a diaper before.

I am a member of the Tom Green fan club. (No, but I like him. I have seasonal allergies!!)

I'm not allergic to anything.

I have a lot to learn.

I have been with someone at least 10 years older or younger.

I have tried alcohol or drugs before.

I have made a move on a friend’s significant other or crush in the past.

I'm online 24/7, even as an away message. (I was in college)

I have at least 5 away messages saved (I did in college)

I'm shy around the opposite sex.

I own the "South Park" movie

I have avoided assignments at work/school to blog.

When I was a kid I played "the birds and the bees" with a neighbor or chum.

I enjoy some country music. (I had to mark this as true because I like "Thunder Rolls," but I hate most country music.)

I would die for my best friends. (That's a little extreme.)

I think that Pizza Hut has the best pizza.

I watch soap operas.

I’m obsessive, and often a perfectionist.

I have used my sexuality to advance my career. ('ve obviously never seen my bosses.)

I love Michael Jackson, scandals and all. (I did till the latest fiasco)

I know all the words to Slick Rick’s "Children’s Story." (Huh??)

Halloween is awesome because you get free candy.

I watch Spongebob Squarepants.

I have dated a close friend’s ex.

I like surveys/memes. (I'm a loser, what can I say?)

I am bisexual.

I'm obsessed with guys.

I am happy at this moment.


Conservative Republican.

I am punk rockish.

I am preppy. (I guess)

I go for older guys/girls, not younger. (except for Chris!)

I study for tests most of the time.

I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I’ve ever met.

I can work on a car. (I know how to check my fluids and then have my dad fill them if they're low.)

I love my job.

I am comfortable with who I am right now.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

More pics

My internet is now up and running again, so here are some more pictures. The first is of the Susquehanna River.

These are pictures of the Brunner Island Power Plant. I wanted pictures of the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, but we couldn't get a good shot, and I didn't feel like being questioned by the FBI. I think it looks so neat though.


I've been doing some thinking about music after reading some music-related message boards. There are a bunch of bands that I loathe, but I like some of their songs. For example, I hate the Rolling Stones with the fire of 1,000 suns and think Mick Jagger is the ugliest mo-fo in the world, but I do like "Jumping Jack Flash." Cher needs to be evicted from the earth, but I like a couple songs from her Heart of Stone album. I don't like Van Halen, but I love "Why Can't This Be Love," especially the little "woo!" part (but I want to plug my ears at the lyric, "Only time will tell if we'll stand the test of time.") I think Dave Matthews Band is one of the worst things to ever happen to music, but I like "American Baby."

I'm trying to think of songs I hate from my big 3 (The Cure, Depeche Mode, and Pink Floyd), but I can't think of any. There are some I think are overplayed *coughPersonalJesuscough*, but not that I hate.

I would have to sit here all day to discuss all the bands I like that no one else in the world does, like Air Supply and Styx; as well as all the horrendous songs I like.

Conversely, there are a bunch of bands/groups/artists that everyone except me seems to love, at least according to the Billboard charts and what I hear people talking about: Dave Matthews Band, Rolling Stones, Black Eyed Peas, Pearl Jam (sorry MR!), Nelly, Beyonce, John Mayer, Elvis Presley, The Dixie Chicks, most modern rock (Linkin Park, etc.), Kelly Clarkson, and so on and so forth.

Right now I actually like two "new" bands: Coldplay and The Killers. I haven't liked a new band since the 90s. And I might even buy their albums! I think the last album I bought was Depeche Mode's latest.

I'm in no place to discuss music though, as I am listening to "Girlfriend" by N Sync as I type this :-/.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

What's Wrong With This Picture

This morning I was flipping channels on the radio and I head Celine Dion singing "God Bless America." You know, the song that goes, "God bless America, my home sweet home." Ummm...yeah... Celine, do us all a favor (well, except the Canadians) and go back to Canada.

In other news, I'm playing the lottery tonight. I don't usually play the lottery because I never win anything, ever, but there were coupons in the paper for buy one, get one free tickets. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


I watched a three movies with varying levels of quality over the weekend. Here are my reviews.

Fight Club - This is one of those movies that, if you admit you haven't seen it, elicits a, "Oh my God! You haven't seen (insert name of movie)!? You have to see it!" I was a little hesitant to watch it because I could care less about fighting. Luckily this movie had substance. I'm not sure that this movie is as clever as it thinks it is, but if I have to read one more epinions review containing the phrases "This movie was boring" or "I don't like action movies," I'm going to scream. I can totally understand thinking this movie is about fighting before you've seen it (because I did), but not after. I won't give too much away, but I want to say that the movie's ideal for society, like Communism, looks good on paper, but doesn't play out too well in real life. Bonus points to this movie because of Ed Norton. I've loved him since I watched American History X (Oh my God! You haven't seen American History X?! You have to see it!).

Better Off Dead - As I said before, you would be Better Off Dead than having watched this movie. I love 80s teen movies, and I still thought this was horrible. I was beginning to question my John Cusack love, but then I read that he walked out of the screening of this movie in anger, so I felt a little better.

Serendipity - I don't know why I continue to subject myself to romantic comedies because I only rate them slightly higher than sci fi. This movie sucked; there's nothing else to say about it.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


Stop the press! George W. finally made a decision that I am happy with! In case you haven't heard, starting in 2007, daylight savings time will begin 4 weeks earlier and end 1 week later. I know everyone is complaining about how this will affect technology and blah, blah, but personally, I'm perfectly willing to manually change the clock on my computer in exchange for an extra month of DST. I will choose to ignore the Y2K-like propaganda and look forward to 2007, however it's going to take a lot more than that for me to stop hating Bush. Like not lying to the nation. Just a suggestion.

Monday, August 08, 2005

I Do Not Heart Blockbuster

MR and I went to Blockbuster to rent a movie the other day because I had a gift certificate and I had already watched my Netflix movies. I was reminded again of why I hate Blockbuster. We intended to rent High Fidelity, and of course, they were out of it. While perusing the shelves, I discovered that they didn't have any movies that I a.) hadn't already seen and b.) wanted to see. I have 137 movies on my Netflix queue, yet I couldn't find one movie to rent at Blockbuster. We finally rented Better Off Dead (incidentally, I'd be better off dead than having wasted 97 minutes of my life watching that movie). It cost $4.23. $4.23 for a 20-year-old movie. Theoretically, with Netflix, if you watch a movie every day, you could rent about 30 movies a month for less than $20. That's about 65 cents a movie. There is no way I would even consider going back there without a gift certificate.

My hatred of Blockbuster began several years ago. I always went to the mom and pop video rental place, but they were bought out and cost just as much as Blockbuster, so I figured I might as well go to Blockbuster because they have a slightly better selection for the same price. I received a phone call from Blockbuster one evening telling me that my movie had never been returned. If you know me, you know that there's about a one in one billion chance that I would have an overdue movie. And I knew I had returned this movie, which I told them. I asked to speak to a manager, and they told me I had to come in to the store. When I got to the store, the clerk told me, "Never mind. We found the movie. It was shelved wrong." Excuse me? Thinking back, I wonder why I didn't make a stink. I'm not usually rude to customer service people, but that girl was extremely rude to me both on the phone and in person. If that happened to me today I'd at least try to get a free rental or something. They must have caught me on a good day. At least I got some satisfaction out of the fact that that store was pretty empty. Damn you, Blockbuster!

Sunday, August 07, 2005

A Friendly Warning from the York Water Company

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Images Part II

Yesterday you saw the "urban" side of York. Here's the rural side. These pictures were taken on another hill at an orchard.

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Saturday, August 06, 2005

Images of York

MR and I drove around today taking some pictures. They are pretty big, and I'm not able to get on my own computer to resize them right now, so I'm only going to post a few at a time. The first are a view of the city looking north from the top of a hill.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I'm Baaaaaaaack!

Hey guys! I've been busy and tired as hell lately, so I haven't been posting much. It seems like a bunch of people on blogs I read have been posting dreams, so I thought I'd post mine. I knew it was good fodder for my blog when I told MR about it and she said, "I hope you haven't admitted that to anyone else." These dreams were caused by a combination of reading the American Idol boards at TWoP and then reading a true crime book that freaked me out right before bed.

In the first dream Bo Bice and I were cops and we were sitting in the dark at my old elementary school with our guns drawn waiting for this killer guy to walk by. Bo was called for breakfast and he left me there alone. I had left my purse on the playground but I was too scared to go get it, so I walked to a nearby store to call my mom to have her pick me up and drive me back to get it. I was begging the people working there to let me borrow change to make the call when my mom randomly drove up. When we left this woman accused my mom of crashing into her car. She had a son who happened to be one of my old clients. I also remember I was in a hurry because I had to meet people for breakfast.

In the second dream, I was friends with Constantine Maroulis. He slept with some chick with AIDS, and then he got AIDS and died the next day from it.

I never have normal dreams.