Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Em's March/early April books

Just got done catching up on Nath's blog and I want to copy a great idea she has ~ listing the books she's currently reading. I starred the ones I've started to read.
Imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery!!

excerpts from my Dad's play ~ the parts he's releasing at the moment :)
The Emancipator's Wife (a novel of Mary Todd Lincoln) ~ Barbara Hambly
So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star or How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful of Record Executives & other True Tales from a Drummer's Life ~ Jacob Slichter
this is the account of the one-hit-wonder Semisonic; "Closing Time" always really annoyed me but maybe this guy will have something interesting to say
The Epicure's Lament ~ Kate Christensen

OH! For those who don't know I'm on Makeupalley...and posted that I'd swap all my items for seasons of Scrubs on DVD or VHS...turns out one of the show's writers is on the site and told me that my post made her day. Apparently. the ratings aren't good and that that ZB (well and I guess the rest of the cast) gets down about that. Very neat!!


I gripe a lot about the weather. I think this is because I don't have a lot of other problems. My body doesn't ache, I don't have any lousy kids to deal with and my job is boring but adequate. These past 2 days though, the sun has been shining, the temperature has reached at least 65 degrees and its just been all-around perfect. I don't even mind that my allergies are acting up.

I read the Lawrence Journal-World because the local stories they carry are a lot more interesting than the local Courier-Press. I'm not saying the articles are of higher quality, but the layout is visually pleasing. Anyway, today's article about Ann Coulter participating in the KU lecture series brought back memories of Stephen J. Gould (the most frustrating speaker to comprehend ever) and Al Franken (less liberal and even more hilarious) at previous events.

Coulter was heckled, no surprised there. I was surprised that most people interviewed were in favor of her right to speak. I don't know exactly who the LJW chose to get quotes from, or even if the quotes were in context. With them, its sometimes hard to tell.

On another note, I'm going to interview for another job! Its with the organization that publicizes and promotes events in the tiny, former utopian community of New Harmony, about 35 miles away. Very excited about that!!

Monday, March 28, 2005

Weezer's new album

Out May 10. The single "Beverly Hills" officially hits the airwaves tomorrow but wouldn't you know it my favorite radio station 96.5 the Buzz already plays it...I'd be dreaming if I thought that any station around here would pick it up.

Friday, March 18, 2005


When I was young, I really really liked Mark McGwire. And I still do. Even though it is obvious to me that he used steroids, at least he refused to lie. The easy way out would've been to do so, the shameful route would've been to plead the 5th. Rafael Palmeiro...I just think he's a big phony. The fake vehemence, and especially this article offering to forgive (the snitch) Jose Conseco:
One of the things I've learned from the 1990s series, Homicide: Life on the Street, is that cops don't rat out other cops. Maybe baseball players have the lack of honor and monetary incentive (too old to play? Why not write a tell-all book?) to do whatever they want.
Vacation in Arizona was just amazing. I love warm weather and just can't wait until it is 70 degrees + every day.

Got a call today from a director of a PR firm. Sent my resume to her 8 months ago but never heard back. She told me that there's a position open at a nonprofit specializing in getting people to come to New Harmony, based on its history as a Utopia. She also said I could use her name, so I send out a cover letter + resume immediately. What a dream it would be to combine history and my college degree! If only I could do that and somehow be a personal chef, too.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Today Was a Pretty Good Day

Several neat things happened today. I had lunch with my new friend Katie and found out I was nominated for the Newcomers' Club Social Chair. I'm really psyched about being picked. No one has ever said, "Wow, that Emily, she sure" That role implies being outgoing in some way and I'm definitely not. I am involved though, and the events they have are pretty cool. I want to get younger women involved. But if it starts turning into a Young Professionals' Club because of my doing, I'm pulling a John Cheney. After all, wants to be in a club with a cliche inside it?