Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A year's end

What an odd year. I had to break someone's heart, which I have never had to do before (What kind of nerd googles "how to break up with someone?"). I started grad school and a new job in the same week. I have a marvelous new dog and lovely new friends.

This entire paragraph is wonderful...

but I love that it leads up to this sentence:
"There seemed to be something wrong with the way she felt about herself and other people."
--The Corrections

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Song in my head

I have had this song in my head for days. And it goes with what is going on with me. I was glad to find this video by Tim and Eric.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Don't visit your girl at work.

Also don't visit anyone you WANT to go out with at work. ESPECIALLY if she does not work with the public. This is extra awkward and means that she must entertain you.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Magicians get laid

Thank you Everything is Terrible. What else can you make disappear?

The guy at 1:30 has a most awesome mo.

Christmas memories with Dolly

When I was little, I idolized Dolly Parton. I said that when I got older, I wanted big boobs and then I could change my name to Dolly and be Dolly Purdin. Adorable.

I still love her. When I was in the third grade, my cousin and I were going to lipsych this for our school talent show. I chickened out and my aunt got mad at me.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Night riders

Last night's ride was so much fun and I thank Bill for inviting me, but also for fixing up my bike. What a difference! I think we did about twelve miles, drunkenly for some of us.

Remind me never to talk while filming. Here we are approaching a house someone dubbed "sexual Santa." You cannot see why in the video because I kept running out batteries.

Off to finish my Christmas shopping, buy the last of the Sparks in stores and go to the dog park.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Everything is discontinued

So yesterday I found out that Mixwit is being shut down at the end of the year. Today I found out that Sparks will not be made anymore.

I don't even care about the band here, I am just excited about Sparks. If there is one thing anyone can get me this holiday season, it is cases upon cases of Sparks.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I just heard this passage and it was amazing

From The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen.

"Oh, the misanthropy and sourness. Gary wanted to enjoy being a man of wealth and leisure, but the country was making it none too easy. All around him, millions of newly minted American millionaires were engaged in the identical pursuit of feeling extraordinary. Of buying the perfect Victorian. Of skiing the virgin slope. Of knowing the chef personally. Of locating the beach that had no footprints. There were further tens of millions of young Americans who didn't have money, but were nonetheless chasing the perfect cool. And meanwhile, the sad truth was that not everyone could be extraordinary. Not everyone could be extremely cool, because whom would this leave to be ordinary? Who'd perform the thankless work of being comparatively uncool?"

Look what came in today.

Uh huh. As a proud Scot, I need to let people know to quit wearing kilts grocery shopping and shit like that.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Oh Snap flow chart

You know who got told last night? The guys I played scrabble with! Oh snap!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Most uneventful weekend

Reading, scrabble and the dog park. Oh man how I lost at Scrabble. I need to practice for the tournament in February.

I love this video about consumption.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I'm wearing shorts

Suck it New York friends!! I'm off to Beth Marie's.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Last night I rigged the jankiest webcam ever

I had a webcam from the mid 90's that remarkably still worked! It was grainy as hell, but it worked. Now all I need is a mic instead of headphones and I am all set.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New puppy cam

In case you were missing those pups, there is a new puppy cam.

Let's convert your boozing into food stuffs.

This site lets you convert your alcohol into it's food equivalent.

I drank about 1000 calories. What the hell is a jaffa cake?

Tandem Umbrella

I think this will only work if you are about the same height. A lovely idea though.

BS Bingo

This will come in handy very soon as I have some meetings that I will be attending.

Bull Shit Bingo

Monday, December 8, 2008

This is for you Jen!

Jen! I got your card today and look what you made happen!

My friend Chris is so talented

This is his new video. I miss his presence here, but I am glad he is doing his thing up there.

Fun with dogs and sound

More fartsy, less artsy

Greg and I went to the Urban Street Bazaar and Art Conspiracy Auction. It was so much fun. We were supposed to go to the Bake Sale at Dan's, but Greg is old so he had to go home and watch Murder She Wrote or something along those lines.

I also finally got to check out the Soda Gallery.

These quilts were amazing.

This is my favorite, it is about a slut. Please look at the detail. Most art doesn't make you LOL, but this quilt did.

Then it was on to the Art Conspiracy Auction. They give the artists 24 hours, they create, the bidding starts at twenty. Some of the auctioneers were better than others.

I bid 20 on this one, right after I did someone yelled $100. People like angry clouds.

Greg won this one called Chowder (that isn't the name, but that is what we called it.). He was the envy of many others.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I was clearly not one of those kids that was afrad of Santa. Check out my hand.

Awesome doll that was made to look like me. Again check out my hand.
As an eight year old girl I did NOT want a train set for Christmas. I was being nice for my dad's sake.

I have ALWAYS had that cowlick.