Sunday, May 28, 2006

new day, new quiz

1. Do you still talk to the person you lost your virginity to?
no. I don't think he'd like what I had to say. =)

2. What would you do with 1,000 plastic spoons?
I would stack them.

3. What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school?
usually whatever my parents listened to. The Beatles, Paul Simon, etc. I did listen to New Kids on the Block, SWV, En Vogue, The Breeders (my first CD purchase!) and Cypress Hill

4.What is the best thing about your current job?
that i get to leave in less than 40 work days

5. Are you against same sex marriage?

6. Have you been on a date in the past week? If so, what did you do?
Moonlight BBQ and a drive out in the country

7. Where are you going on your next vacation?
probably to Santa Fe for a down from Denver

8. Quote a song lyric, because I told you to:

"hello cowgirl in the sand"

9. Are most of the friends in your life new or old?
half and half but I've had all of them for less than 10 years

10. Do you own any furniture from Ikea
no but I probably will within the next year

11. Do you like your parents?
yes and i miss them already

12. What state/country are you from?
kansas and indiana

13. Tell us about the last conversation you had:
I asked Angela about my rat, Spritz and if she was behaving.

14. Where do you see yourself in one month?
I'll be gearing up to turn 25 and probably training for a triathlon or marathon. I'll also have made lasagna completely from scratch...make your reservations now. =)

15. What is your favorite smell?
i love the scent of lilacs or men's cologne mixed with sweat

16. Do you consider yourself bi-polar?
no, but sometimes I wish I was so I could empathize more

17. What is the time and the outside temperature at the moment?
12:16, 74 degrees and humid like...a sauna

18. Have you ever done anything vindictive to a co worker?
not that i can think of. Probably, especially when i was at Brandon Woods waitressing

19. Have you ever gone to therapy?
yes i have, and i advocate it for others.

20. Have you ever played Spin the Bottle?
no but that would be fun!

21. Have you ever Toilet papered someone's house?
yeah and my boyfriend at the time had to clean it off of his house hahaha

22. Have you ever liked someone but never told them?
usually I told my friend and my friend told one of their friends and they found out
and there was much giggling

23. Have you ever gone camping?
yes, in several states

24. Have you ever had a crush on your sister's friend?
No, but i've had crushes on guys her age

25.Have you ever been to a nude beach?

26. Have you ever had sex on the beach?
i hear it is sandy and not that great, but no

27. Have you ever had a stalker?
I don't think so. That would be kind of flattering unless i had to get a restraining order

29. Have you ever gone skinny dipping?
no, I'm not that comfortable with my body

30. Have you ever laughed so hard you cried?
a few times.

31. Have you ever gone to a party where you were the only sober one?
no, definitely not

32. Have you ever been cheated on?
no, I'd prefer not to know

33. Have you ever felt betrayed by your best friend?
yeah and she wasn't my BFF anymore

34. Have you ever felt like you were just completely rhino raped?
what the heck does that mean? Maybe.

35. Have you ever lied to your parents?
yeah, what adolescent hasn't?

36. Have you ever been out of the US?
yeah, to the caribbean, canada, mexico and bermuda

37. Have you ever thrown up from working out?
yeah but it was in 8th grade track

38. Have you ever gotten a haircut so bad that you wore a hat for a month straight?
yes but i couldn't wear a hat

39. Have you ever eaten 3 meals from 3 different fast food places in the same day?
gross. if i have I blocked it out

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

On...the Town

John-Paul, a guy who works in the cafeteria at work, noted that "it must be time to do laundry because I was wearing a skirt." I wanted to explain to him my no-socks policy but decided it was best to laugh and smile and agree.

The main difference between going out on a Saturday night in Evansville and doing the same in Lawrence is that everyone looks the same here. It will be so refreshing to go to Free State and not see copies of copies this weekend. I also think people are shorter here, but have no evidence to back that up.

In the past year and a half, E'ville has really grown on me. Making friends and gradually not caring what other people think is a huge part of that. There is the same sort of Midwestern hospitality as I was used to in Kansas. As Jess (an E'ville lifer, mind you) once said, "People here are happy and mostly nice, just kind of ignorant." He didn't mean it in a bad way -- its true, there is a notable lack of cynicism here that goes with the blissful ideology of loving one's country no matter what.

The biggest news now is making Evansville Beautiful. In yesterday's paper, they showed a house in town with all this junk outside. Somehow, I don't think shaming the owner will help fix this obvious hording disorder, but perhaps the neighbors will rise up and...cheerfully help. I can definitely see that happening, but know that they will be talking wicked smack behind their neighbor's back.

The two other stories on the Courier-Press' front page yesterday was "Smoking backers argue for rights" (a public smoking ban is being considered) and "66 minors arrested at a party" (250 under-20 at a gathering over the weekend). Apparently, those arrested were not smart enough to drop their cup.

I recalled fond memories of my youth while reading the latter story. My feelings on the former are somewhat surprising, at least to those who know me.

Honestly, Evansville is not ready for a smoking ban. Maybe by 2015. Definitely by the time my kids are old enough to not smoke. But not now. Not when there are eating establishments that have no NON-smoking section. Not when 1/3 of all Hoosiers smoke.

I admire the liberal front that is trying to bring the city into a culture of health and beauty. Cleaning up a neighbor's yard is something people here can get behind. Having smoke free bars when there is a dive (on practically every corner in some neighborhoods) is not.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Its Friday

I've not done much this week. But I'm glad its Friday! Tonight is Moonlight BBQ and bluegrass in Rosine, KY.

You know the cliche of talking slower and louder to people who don't speak English (well), as if this will help them understand you better? I just heard one of the managers in the department doing this in a conference call to a branch in Puerto Rico. I can understand not talking extremely fast in situations like these, but it really came off as patronizing.

I apologize for the lack of posts. Every day is about the same. Zac invited a bunch of people he knows to see the Da Vinci Code. I think I'd rather see X-Men 3. All the hype and endless commentary about DVC has really turned me off.

I will put the pic of me and my maroon hair up as soon as I get it, along with a post about my newish friend, Maelynn.
The next color is a bright "red copper spritz." I don't know when I'll do it. Maybe the night before my last day of work. Only 45 more days!

Today's WOTD is ramshackle. I love this word because it means exactly what it sounds like. Ramshackle is an adjective meaning appearing ready to collapse or carelessly or loosely constructed. "There are quite a few ramshackle houses in the area."

Monday, May 08, 2006

Return of WOTD

beleaguered - adj. or verb

To be filled with worry and bother

example - She beleaguered her parents with constant demands.
Jodi looked haggard and beleaguered after a long night of studying.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

So my hair is maroon...

You know when you wake up from a really deep sleep and it takes you a moment to get oriented again? That's the way it was this morning with my hair. I brushed it back from my face and momentarily freaked out. Then I remembered: stupid temporary hair color on stupid sale.

What started as a bored activity has actually become a bizarre sociological experiment. I think maybe this is what its like for girls who have gotten breast enhancement surgery, when they're in public for the first time after. Everyone tries to not look at the chest region, but its impossible not to. Same thing for me -- except its my hair, not my ginormous bosom. And by ginormous, I mean capable of filling out a small Jogbra nicely thankyouverymuch.

Anyhoo, I need to take a picture of this monstrosity before it is washes out in 8 to 10 days. It's growing on me though.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Happy Happy Birthday

Ok, so my birthday isn't until July. But I already have a list made up, and I can tell you about 10 things from are on it. Yum. I'm a sucker for a good quality gummi bear (not worm, not Coke bottle, not fish..BEAR) and the site doesn't give me enough info. I mean, are they Haribo or the cheapo Black Forest? Somewhere in-between? I wanna know!