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Rants, ramblings about my life, work, politics, current events and my obsessions with yarn, knitting, and good music...

Friday, May 30, 2003

It's finally sunny!!! It's not going to last long, but I'll take what I can get right now. The office is dead as a doornail. Those of us here are having severe motivation issues. I just want to be outside walkin' around and soaking up the sun!!!

Gosh, I love Carrie-Anne Moss. She's my dream girl.

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, May 29, 2003

The Marthas' wedding is fast approaching. I can't believe it's this saturday already! Where has the month gone?? I am so excited! Which reminds me, I have to get a camera.

This weekend's going to be busy busy busy busy. But I'm looking forward to every minute of it!!! I've to finish the wedding cake tonight, which entails making more frosting (I ate a bunch of it. I'm bad.) and frost & decorate. Tomorrow I'm going to a wedding with Soraia. Saturday is the Martha's wedding, sunday the Marthas' post wedding brunch. After the brunch I have to read Karl Marx & write up a presentation. Life is either busy or quiet. Nothing is ever spread out, but all at once. Did you ever notice that?? I don't mind though, cuz it's a weekend of partying!!!! Woohooo!!!!

Good Luck to Martha A, who's takin' her comps today. I know you're gonna kick ass!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

My friend Karen just told me that my main man of over 13 years, Kenneth Branagh secretly married his longtime girlfriend over the weekend. I'm so sad. So so sad. *sigh*

I'm pathetic.

Sunday, May 25, 2003

I feel the best I've felt in a week and still feel crappy. Well not as crappy as earlier, but I'm still congested and have my Tom Waits voice goin' on. I talked with my medical scientist sister in law and she informed me that my alleriges have gone haywire. It's better than having some sort of nasty illness but I'd like to feel normal again. Whatever that was. I have to go to the store tomorrow and get me some Claritin. I'm bummed because I missed the Marthas' bacholorette party, which I heard was FABULOUS, and because I felt like shit earlier I missed having dinner with my brother C, his wife H & my Dad. My Dad's only in town for a little bit & he's spending most of his time at my brother's helpin' him with some projects around the house. So my time with my Dad is very limited and I was looking forward to hanging out with him tonight. ggrrr. But we're all going to tomorrow for dinner to celebrate C & H's 7th anniversary so that'll be nice, but it would have been nice to hang out with him tonight.

Friday, May 23, 2003

I'm feeling whiny.....waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

I'm so annoyed. I feel worse today than I did yesterday. I'm all sweaty even though my skin feels cool and I'm this pretty shade of paste. At this rate who knows when this cold's going to go away. Grrrrrr. I just want to be in my bed snuggled under my covers. Thank goodness the office is closing at 2pm. I can go home and nap before my Dad arrives. I hope it's not raining when I leave work because I have to stop off at the grocery store and buy cat food on my way home, it can't wait until Dad takes me shopping tonight. ugh. I so do not feel like walking home from the metro today.

Thursday, May 22, 2003

I'm still sick, but came to the office today only because I have class at 6pm. If I didn't have school, I'd be at home in my pj's watching MacGyver right now on TVLand then ABC Soaps for the rest of the afternoon. I'm feeling slightly better, as long as I don't move too quickly as not to break out into a sweat, I'm ok.

I never heard back from my Sociology professor about last night's class, so I am going to be totally unprepared. Oh well. I emailed her around noon yesterday. There's a part of me that's wondering if class has been cancelled because only five of us registered for it. I hope it hasn't, just because I've been looking forward to taking this class for a couple weeks.

I found this GREAT radio station last week while hunting for good music over the internet. It's WDST and it's out of Woodstock, NY. They play a really great eclectic selection of music.

So I stepped on the scale this morning, it's been a rough couple weeks with the diet I've been plateauing and getting really frustrated, anyways, I've started losing again. Since, the end of February, I've lost 16lbs. Yay me!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

I have a head cold. I am annoyed. I woke up yesterday with a bad bad sore throat so I called in. It felt like allergies gone bad. Then this morning hit. I can't breathe through my right nostril. uggghhh I'm too busy to be sick!! School starts tonight, which I'm missing, my Dad's coming to town this weekend, a bachlorette party to go to, celebrate my brother's anniversary. I don't have time to be sick!!! gggrrrrrr..... I'm going to go to bed early again tonight and hope that I'm all better by tomorrow.

On a nicer note, after five years Winnie, my black cat has decided that she wants to sit on my lap when I'm on the recliner!! I'm excited about it now, but wonder how long the excitement will last.

Monday, May 19, 2003

Happy Monday!! Hope you had a relaxing weekend.

An interesting article from The New York Times on blogging.

Went to see Matrix Reloaded on saturday with some friends. I really really liked it. The special effects & fight scenes are friggin' brilliant!! There's no possible way to describe it without totally giving away the whole plot. A friend's girlfriend didn't like it. At all. I was like "What?? Are you serious??" She was like yeah it was slow at the beginning but it got slightly better as it went on.

There is a point where one has to be able to suspend belief in reality and let go and just enjoy the movie. There's something to be said for being pragmatic, but not when you're watching a fantasy movie.

Friday, May 16, 2003

I'm copying Martha. Here's my friday five.

1. What drinking water do you prefer -- tap, bottle, purifier, etc.?
Filtered - just cuz my tap water's disgusting.
2. What are your favorite flavor of chips?
I don't have a favorite. But the chips you get with your sandwich at Cosi's are quite good.
3. Of all the things you can cook, what dish do you like the most?
I make a mean Lasagna and a mean grilled cheese
4. How do you have your eggs?
Eggs Benidict are my favorite - but since I don't know how to make Hollendase sauce, I usally eat scrambled
5. Who was the last person who cooked you a meal? How did it turn out?
Martha, she made lamb and dilly bread and mashed sweet potatoes. It was fuckin' fabulous!!!
The evil coworker is really getting under my skin today. I know I shouldn't let it, but when her office is right across from mine (she's never in it, she's either in the coworker's office next door to me or at another coworker's office), it makes it a bit hard. She didn't show up until almost noon and didn't call anyone to let us know she was going to be late. Sits in another coworker's office to talk for a good long while, then a half hour after she got here took lunch and which meant I had to watch the receptionist area so our receptionist could go eat lunch. Oh and she refused to pick up the phone when the receptionist called her to ask for relief, then she gave me attitude when I kindly asked her to go up front. "I'm eating lunch. I'll be up there when I'm done." Which turned out to be 1:30. I am in a much better mood when she's not here, this week it was 3 out of the 5 days.


Oh, and then I get an email that has a virus. I didn't open the email because I didn't recognize the name of the sender, but it managed to send itself to everyone in my address book. A friend of mine thought the email was legit and opens it and it killed her computer.

Thank fucking god it's friday.

I need a vodka & tonic.

Thursday, May 15, 2003

I think I still have some residual anxiety from school.

I had a dream last night that I was in high school (but it was really college) and I decided to take another Chaucer class (godknowswhy) and my professor asked us to write about two passages knowing that not all of us took his class the previous semester and I couldn't think of anything to write about. And I took so long that I almost missed my bus to go home and I couldn't remember what bus I was supposed to take.

The missing the bus/getting on the wrong bus is a non-frequent recurring dream. Of course I was running late this morning and didn't have a chance to look at my dream dictionary.

So this morning I tried to think about my bus rides to and from school in high school and I can't remember a damn thing. For some reason or another I've blocked out all memories of taking the bus. And I always took the bus, I didn't live close enough to walk. It's strange how our brain works.

Monday, May 12, 2003

I'm done!!! I'm all done with the semester!! WHOOOHOOOO!!!!! Now I can party it up until summer session starts (on the 21st)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do a little dance...make a little love.... doo woop
goddamnstupidfuckingallerigies. If you don't have allergies and are contemplating moving to the D.C. area, be forwarned, that the second you step into the tri-state area you will have them. Ugh. They haven't been too bad the past couple weeks, an attack at most every other day, then this weekend hit & I've been sneezing every 15 minutes. So I caved and went to CVS (saw Dan while I was there) and bought some Claritin. Man it's expensive, 5 pills for $5.99!! But it's not as bad as some other meds that people need in order to survive.

The evil coworker isn't coming in, big suprise there.

Happy Monday, have a wonderful and stress free day.

Saturday, May 10, 2003

It's been a crazy week with finals and the drama at work. My Chaucer final went better than I thought. I walked out of the exam laughing and thinking "I so failed that exam." But I must not have since I wound up with a final grade of B-, which, considering I walked into the final failing the class is a really really good grade. I also found out the I got a B+ in Critical Methods which I'm super pleased with. My final paper sucked but I was kicking butt through out the semester I didn't think I'd get anything lower than a B. All I have left is my Astronomy final, which is monday, and the semester will be all done!!! It turns out that I'm going to do better over all than I originally thought.

Went on a shopping excursion with The Marthas last night. I spent way more than I thought I would, but I really needed some new clothes. The Marthas were super awsome in helping me choose new outfits. Amazingly enough, the tops I bought were not my normal v-neck t-shirts but these really funky tops. I can't wait to go to work on monday and shock my coworkers!! For the first time in a long time I actually had fun shopping!!!

Work's been sucking latey, there's a coworker who just does not do her job. I really can't get into it, but let's just say, it makes work unpleasant. gggrrr

Matrix Reloaded comes out on thursday! Whoohooo!! I'm going on saturday with my friend Justin & a bunch of his friends. A movie with Carrie-Ann Moss, Lawrence Fishburn and Keanu Reeves, how can one go wrong..... *drool drool*

Have a wonderful weekend even though it's supposed to rain the whole time!

Friday, May 02, 2003

My friend Justin sent this from McSweeney's. It's if Howard Zinn & Noam Chomsky did commentary on the Fellowship of the Ring. Too bad my Critical Methods class is over, it would have been a hoot discussing it.
It's done. I handed my stoopid paper (I'm hypercritical of my writing) about a half hour ago. I even manged to hand it in HOURS before the 5pm deadline!! YAY me!!! I'm so glad it's done. I don't think I could have worked on it for another day. I got to the point where I was just sick of it. And tired too, I don't know how I did it back in my younger years, going to bed at midnight or 1am and getting up early the next day, for a week straight. I'm so friggin' exausted. A co-worker commented on how shitty I look, I was all "Let me guess, the bags under my eyes gave it away?" She replied, "Yeah they're huge." Great the one day I don't have my cover up.

My cousin Sarah & a bunch of her friends from the co-op she's workin' at are coming to town tonight. I'm looking forward to it (but not their arrival time of midnight) none of them have ever been to DC before. So I'll have a house full of people for the next 48 hours. I don't know if I'll be able to venture into DC with them as I really need to sleep & then study for wednesday's final (which includes actually reading a bunch of Canterbury Tales that I've put off because of my paper.)

A co-worker needs my help. Will be back to write more later.....

Thursday, May 01, 2003

I know I should be doing work work so I can work on my paper.... but I'm so fucking stressed out at this moment that if I don't take a moment to decompress I'm going to explode or cry. And at this moment in time I'm not sure which one is worse.

I'm so glad the the semester's all most over. I have to finish my stoopid paper, take two exams and I'm done! Well for a week anyways, then summer school starts. But that's a different topic.

I met up with my Chaucer professor today. I love him. Not in the romantic sort of way, but in the "he's an amazing professor and a great person sort of way." I'm not doing so well in his class & I'm freaking out. So, I posed the "If I fail your class what do I do?" question. He totally eased my mind and I feel so much better. He was all "I'm not one of those evil science professors that only takes grades into account, but other factors as effort, attendence and participation. And I know you're trying." Gosh I wish he wasn't going on sabbatical, so I could take another class with him.

Now if I didn't have to work & could get this damn paper written.

Wow. I feel loads better.

Happy Thursday.