Sunday, November 30, 2008

Holy shit

I can dance my Ph. D.

Look, I don't know if you can do this in Library Science, but oh my god, yes.

Merry Christmas

I went through my Christmas stuff today and found that I had left all my ornaments at my exes, had a stocking for my dead dog and had a card addressed to myself and another ex. Merry freaking Christmas.

Greatest screen cap ever

Click for detail.

Friday, November 28, 2008

People are still visiting Roald Dahl's estate.

You would think that Dahl's widow could think of a nicer way to tell the children their idol is dead, but then again I guess it is sort of fitting for someone who married Roald Dahl.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Post-paper sigh

I love the feeling you get when you turn in a paper you have been working on for forever.

Btw, Greg, your cat is fine.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Why can't we win at trivia? There were so many degrees at that table last night it wasn't funny.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

This is a post for my mother.

Please quit Internet stalking me.

Thank you.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Eavesdropping Granny

Apparently I called my Grandmother at midnight Thursday accidentally. My Grandmother said that I was with "some guy" and that she stayed on the phone listening for ten minutes. I told her that I was sorry I woke her and she told me that it was "interesting." So, for the record, I think my Grandmother is a voyeur.

She only hung up because she heard me say "Ok! I am going in now." And then she heard me walk up to my door and closed it and heard nothing else. She also informed me that she was awoken the night before because she had left the thermostat on. When she got up to turn it off, there was a possum on her couch. She tried to poke it with a stick but it wouldn't move and she had to throw it out by it's tail.

That is your Granny update for the week.

Quiz Night

We got all three questions right but did not win. Also, this never happened:

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Prop 8 Protest in Dallas

In case you were pining for the days of the "YES WE CAN!" chants, you clearly were not at the Prop 8 protest in Dallas.

It was a nice turn out, even though it has just turned bitterly cold here in the North Texas area. Paula and I both brought our dogs, which sort of made us look like the gayest straight people there. My favorite sign was the one that said, "When do I get to vote on YOUR marriage."
There was some Jesus group out there with about 5 people, which was kind of sad.
Paula and I walked by Neiman Marcus on the way back and I wanted to take pictures of the Christmas displays. She said this was "ridiculous," but she was wearing this outfit:

So she kind of had no argument.

Here's the link to the video:
Here's the link to the CBS news story:
Here is the ridicuous Neiman Marcus displays, all recycled stuff:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Morgan Spurlock and Free Jamesons

Greg and I went to see Morgan Spurlock speak at UNT last night. I don't really agree with some of Spurlock's tactics even if I agree with the message. I don't eat at McDonald's but I understand why people do, having lived with someone who ate fast food for every meal of the day (No exaggeration). Spurlock did an hour of stand up / speaking, which Greg thought was too rehearsed, but I enjoyed. He mainly stuck to talking about Super Size Me.

He mentioned in his speech that the CEO of McDonalds died of a heart attack and the CEO after that got sick with cancer. I think it was a little mean-spirited of him to use this to his own ends. Also, many otherwise healthy people get colorectal cancer. He failed to mention that the second CEO died. Comically enough, I was extremely excited to see an Einstein's Bagels in the ground floor of the Union.

The speech was packed and afterwards, Spurlock took a few questions from the audience. I asked him if it was difficult being a meat eater and living with a vegan, which I meant more logistically. I know as a vegetarian, it is hard to find places that I and all my friends can dine at. He said that it wasn't because he doesn't cook meat in the house and his wife is a great I guess I better work on my minimal cooking skills. A lot of people asked questions about making it in the film industry and one guy had some weird question about porn that he kind of trailed off on. Some guy asked to shake his hand, which was actually really cute and sweet. His basic advice as far as film making was to keep track of the money and do as much of it yourself as you can.

While this girl was in line to ask a question, she thought she would just hold a conversation at normal level with the person next to her. She went on for ten minutes this way. The several people giving her a dirty look didn't stop her, but me taking her picture did. I did this awesome ghetto photoshop.

Afterwards we went to the Loophole for a beer, but it turned into a longer night than I had planned because they were giving away free Jameson's. I was hurting this morning, but I had my bagel to keep me toasty.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The reaction to the election at Dan's

I am FINALLY getting around to posting this. This is the best clip I have of the reaction at Dan's after it was announced that Obama won. I think this does not EVEN show the freak out that was happening there. That place made so much money that night. There were so many happy, drinking people that night.

My reaction..."Oh my God! I can't believe it!" was repeated about a million times. So yeah, sorry about that.

Hopefully I will have video of tonight's Morgan Spurlock speech up a little quicker.

My favorite video from NY

Monday, November 10, 2008

Yay, nice things!

I forgot my wallet and only realized AFTER I had ordered my coffee and picked up the paper. Someone behind me was nice enough to get it for me. And today is my favorite kind of weather!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Well, it's official

My dog HATES the iphone. He keeps trying to take it from me whenever I pick it up. I think I am going to have to do what I did to the Roomba and scold the iphone in front of the dog. Seriously.