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Thursday, October 26, 2006

So Sad To See This Blog Go HNT

Ever notice how the H, N and T on a keyboard are very close together?
Hope yours is a Happy HNT. See you at my new spot.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

I've Moved!

Beta Blogger here I come. You can now find me here. Ladies and gentlemen, update your links.



Boys and girls, go to this website. Watch the movie. Then it will all make sense.

BFF Tagged Me

1. One book that changed your life.
Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown
This woman was dealt EVERY hardship yet managed to write herself her very own success story. In life, there really are NO excuses.

2. One book you have read more than once.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This book made me looooooove my relationship with my brother. Read it as a youth and had to read it as an adult for it to really make an impact.

3. One book that you would want on a deserted island.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
I could read this over and over but I'm afraid to crack it again. I devoured like a woman possessed.

4. One book that made you cry.
Marley & Me by John Grogan
A man and his dog? Are you kidding me? Sobbing. Had to put the book down to bawl.

5. One book that made you laugh.
The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer
Read this while waiting for jury duty and I think my isolated laughter frightened the other jurors. Plus the kid on the cover looks exactly like my brother to me.

6. One book you wish had been written.
I'm with BFF on this one, the 7th and final Harry Potter. GIVEITTOME!!!

7. One book you wish had never been written.
The Bible/Koran/Torah, etcetera, et. al.
Perhaps religious zealotry and its wars could have been avoided? I guess we'll never know.

8. One book you are currently reading.
Textbooks but ready to be read next is Spook by Mary Roach (Stiff was awesome!).

9. One book you've been meaning to read.
My Ancient Mexico and Central America text. Whoopsie!

10. One book you're glad to own.
Honestly? Every one on the bookshelf. It's why I have 'em.

11. One book from which you must read aloud.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Hey, I was a nanny and kids dig this book.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Study Buddies!

My professor is a complete and utter tool. She wanted to wait until the last possible moment to post our PowerPoint slide review so we wouldn't ditch class and as of late last night that stupid thing wouldn't even open. Our midterm is tomorrow. Meaning? I'm going to have no time to study for that aspect of our exam. Nice. She makes my stomach twist in knots, she does.
However I did get a chance to do some studying last night! For the first time in my academic career I met up with another student in the library to crack the books. Then he ended up taking me to dinner and back to his very empty, very isolated office to do some more studying. I guess neither of us was very comfortable bringing the other one home. I don't have a table whereas he has experience with other study buddies turning into stalkers. To each their own.
Exile and I were having a conversation on how to read the opposite sex to see if they are interested in more than studying. I said you can always tell because there are a lot more taps and pats interspersed in the conversation. Flattery, too. Also, watch out for eye contact. And? It seems I was right because all the signs were there last night. But no I don't have any juicy details. It was strictly business on my end.
I'd like to open the floor and ask you to tell me how you let the opposite sex (or same if you swing that way) know that you want to knock boots. Ready? Break!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Look What You Gondola and Did

I was so stinkin' productive yesterday! Went to the gym, hit Farmer's Market for my produce and a cute little bouquet of gerbera daisies, washed my car, did my laundry... avoided studying for my midterm at all costs... Oh well, 4 outta 5 ain't bad. Yesterday was a crisp, fall Sunday. That means lots of sports on TV. And that, in turn, means beer at a bar showing said games. So it was written, so it shall be done. Kings almost beat the Ducks. Detroit beat St. Louis. And not that I'm a fan but I heard the Raiders actually managed to get a win under their belts so all right! Randi is a happy girl. While at the bar, Eli ran into a friend of his from his old job (from which he got fired for looking at porn during office hours - sorry, I can't resist adding that every time) who ended up paying for our round and my chicken wings. So nice! On top of that he invited us back to his place which is pretty much on the channel near the harbor. We ended up taking a gondola ride and I got to steer the boat - poorly I might add but that's beside the point. Apparently steering a gondola is not at all like driving a car. Go figure. Almost mowed down a kayaker but I guess as long as you wave all your sins are forgiven. And that's pretty much all I wanted to do was wave. At everyone along the channel. How many people can say they spent their Sunday sunset on a gondola??? Neat.

On a completely unrelated side note, WTF is up with the Flavor of Love reunion show? I thought it was supposed to be on last night. And I am glad Fox gets to bring us the World Series but I'm not ok with it putting Family Guy on hiatus until November 5th. Not ok with that at all. I instead filled my evening with Arrested Development DVDs and managed to plow through the hilarious first season. I recommend you Netflix them if you do that. Do it.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Prestige

I don't really know how to review this particular movie because in writing about it, I'm bound to reveal secrets and I'm not one of those people to throw up a ***SPOILER ALERT*** so I guess you need to take your chances reading on... Phew. That was a mouthful. Key players from Batman Begins (Christian Bale, Michael Caine and director, Christopher Nolan) join together again to bring you The Prestige. Previews led me to believe this would be a scary magic movie yet it ended up being a suspenseful sci-fi revenge flick. Personally I find Hugh Jackman much more appealing as Wolverine or Van Helsing but he was impressive as a magician scorned and a man obsessed with learning his foe's tricks to seek the ultimate pay back. David Bowie and Andy Serkis are creepy electricity wranglers, the lead chick from Coyote Ugly and ScarJo make lovely magician's assistants and there are a lot of British accents to be found... yet Hugh Jackman has an American accent. And is Australian. Discuss amongst yourselves. I can't make a definitive statement about this movie other than it kept me guessing about the plot until about halfway through and then it was just a matter of wondering where the incessant twists and turns would take me. Aargh! I want to get into the sci-fi aspect more but I know if I do I will ruin the movie for you even though throughout the movie they hint at what's really going on pretty much the whole time. This movie was neither good nor bad and ultimately I kinda wish I would have seen the "other" magic movie - The Illusionist. Oh well. Next time.

Sleepy Monkey

This kid is never awake. Ever. But at least in this pic he's nice and clean, sans pacifier (a.k.a. chupon) and dressed to the nine's as "mommy's little monster." Franny told a cute little story that the other night he was sleeping on her chest so she couldn't really get up to adjust herself. My brother was sleeping beside her so she said, "Curt, get this little monkey off of me" to which he sleepily jumped up and asked, "What monkey do you need?" Ethan's nursery has a jungle theme so there is no shortage of monkeys in the house. Ethan being the biggest one.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Make Like a Baby and Head Out Haiku Friday

My how things have changed
New member of the family
Love is in the air
Mother effing Mets
My close link to the Dodgers
Sucky World Series
Geez, bipolar much?
What did I say about love?
It's the midterm stress

Thursday, October 19, 2006

No Half-Nekked Auntie

April 19 - May 19
A new relationship is likely to form soon, and it will probably be with someone who is already in your life. Perhaps it is someone you knew in high school and you're just recently back in touch, or perhaps a colleague at work suddenly begins to pay you a lot of attention. Romance is definitely in the air today, dear Taurus, so keep your eyes open for subtle cues from the potential dates.

This is today's horoscope. It's pretty on the money because of many reasons. I am back in touch with jailbird so there's that. Then, after class I made a new buddy and we exchanged numbers, made plans to go to the museum and he emailed me last night. Potentials? Let's hope so! Haha. Also, the nice girl in class turned out to be someone who went to my high school. She was a senior when I was a freshman so we didn't know eachother then but the 805 really is proving to be tiny. Not that we'll date, as she is a wife and mother, I'm just saying. Crazy MSN.