Thursday, July 27, 2006


I feel bad for how long it has been since I've updated, but here's a short list of what has happened:

1. Had a buyer for the house who decided he didn't have enough cash but decided to leave us hanging. He is "a relation" so we cannot egg his current abode, as much as we would like to. We think he was perhaps dropped on his head when he was a child.

2. Talked with a 95 year old woman who has full mental capacity. However, she has been without her husband for the last seventeen years and has diminished physical abilities (cannot hear or see or eat or move around by herself).

3. Found out that I'll be an aunt around Valentine's Day. I love babies and children and am psyched about this experience to come.

4. My Mom is the most helpful, loving person who once again came through for us. She is the perfect mother-in-law as well.

5. Moving is a pain. You hear everyone talk about it but it truly is. Especially if it is more than a move across town. Colorado better be the modern-day promised land because there is no way we are coming back here. Even if the mountains disappeared tomorrow. No way, no how.

Sunday, July 09, 2006


The pic above is our new place in Lafayette (kind of a suburb of Denver but more just outside Boulder). Pretty neat, eh? A house but with rules given by a landlord. Yuck.
We will be there on the 7th or 8th, depending on when the truck arrives.

I've given the address to a lot of people who didn't ever have the Evansville house so let me know if you want it.

I'm quickly learning that selling a house is a pain in the rear. Its so weird having people silently critiquing a place you really enjoy and giving them a price for it.

Unlike a lot of people, I don't really go to the movies unless I am bored and have no one to hang out with and have to see whatever's coming out, NOW.

I'm not expecting anyone to understand, but I'm probably going to see these films in the theater:

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Clerks II
A Scanner, Darkly
I'm kind of on the fence about You, Me and Dupree.

In other news...gave my boss 2 weeks notice. My last official day will be the 21st, but every day that week I'm just working mornings. I had originally planned to dye my hair bright red for the occasion, but if it will interfere at all with selling the house, I won't. I've just gotta act normal, if only for that reason.

Monday, July 03, 2006

You Say Its Your Birthday....

Well, its not. Tomorrow is. I did find this list of wisdom in time for the grand occasion of me turning 25. The only one I disagree with is #11. If someone wants a big deal made about their birthday, I will definitely make a big deal. It makes you feel special. And I want to feel the same way when its my Day.

Fourteen Things That It Took Me Over 50 Years To Learn—by Dave Barry

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

2. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings."

3. There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

4. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

5. You should not confuse your career with your life.

6. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

7. Never lick a steak knife.

8. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

9. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

10. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

11. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.

12. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above-average drivers.

13. A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention. It never fails.)

14. Your friends love you anyway.

Thought for the day: Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.