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

Saturday, June 28, 2003

AARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH... I wound up losing all my comments. Sorry guys. The comment site I was using has been having problems, so I thought it would be best to switch to a more reliable service. The sucky think is that all your witty comments have gone to comment heaven.

My friend Kate met Fiona on thursday. Damn her. More info when I finish my paper.

Friday, June 27, 2003

From the Independent's report on the Supreme Court overturn of the Texas Sodomy law: "The Court has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda," Mr Scalia said. "It has taken sides in the culture wars."

Can someone fill me in on what the homesexual agenda is?? Does it have anything to do interior decorating and making sure everyone is well dressed??
This is kind of freaky. After updating my blog, I read my horoscope on my Yahoo homepage and this is what it had to say:

Recent spiritual breakthroughs might have you feeling both exhilarated and downcast. The sensitive side of you tells you that this is a definite step forward for you on your spiritual path, but the logical side of you might be causing you to doubt the reality of it. Take comfort in the fact that reality is relative, dear Gemini, and that what you are sensing is at least very valid for you. Then keep moving ahead!
Summer session is winding down. These past six weeks have completely flown by, it's amazing how fast time goes when your life is consumed with school and work. I'm very much looking forward to a summer vacation, which for me, just means no school, but still the 40 hour work week. My life has been so consumed with school and work for the past two years that when I finally graduate, I don't know what I'm going to do with myself. I mean I know what I'm going to do, but I'm not sure how my brain is going to deal.

Before starting school, I was so much more aware of myself and my surroundings. I could feel the energy of the earth so much better than I can now. I know that I shouldn't have hit the pause button on my mental and spiritual growth, but at the time I think it was the only way I could deal with life, adding school into the picture was just a bit too much multi-tasking for me. I don't think I could have handled it all at one time. But there are times when I can feel the connection fighting to get off pause.

For example, a couple weeks ago I'm walking home from the Metro and it's on the verge of storming bad. The thunder and lightening was gearing up for a production, and the whole walk home, I'm all "Creation can you just wait to rain until I get home." I must have said this at least ten or twenty times the whole way home, outloud and in my head. As soon as I walk into my apartment, it starts pouring cats and dogs. Now I'm sure there are some who might think it was coinidence, but not me, I really think that the earth was listening. I must have said thanks a bunch of times that night.

And there are times where when I can't fall asleep (it's no secret that I have sleep issues) when I ask Creation for a night where I can sleep through the night, the request is granted.

Where this is all going, I don't know. I just hope that my mini-break before the fall semester I'll allow myself to hit play and not get scared and hit pause for the next year.

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

I knew my crush wasn't going to work. :( She met someone. I haven't even met this girl in person, but I had a crush. Oh well....
I am so friggin' sick of some of my coworkers. UGH!! The student who covers the front desk is not today, so I am covering the desk. but getting up here was such drama. The receptionist calls me and says "I've been waiting for you." in her oh so pleasant way. I tell her that a student is supposed to watch the front desk, to which she snaps "They're not here." How am I supposed to know if some one is not in if no one tells me?? Then I hang up. I come up front & she totally gives me attitude (she's been in a bad mood for a couple weeks.) I promptly tell her that if I am lacking information, there's no way I can help her. She didn't like that one bit. UGH. One would think that your receptionist is supposed to have a personality.

Monday, June 23, 2003

I was informed by my nephew, James, yesterday that I am behind the times and need to read the Harry Potter books (he's already on chapter 4 of the new book). In his words "I'll let you rent my first book." God he's so cute!! I told him that if he brings the book when we go on vacation in July, I'll read it. I doubt he'll remember, but that's ok, he's only 7 I can't expect him to remember everything.

I think I have a little crush, I'm not saying who, because I highly doubt anything's going to come of it, but it's still a crush nonetheless.

Sunday, June 22, 2003

While I appreciated ALL the wonderful ideas for my new title, I've renamed my blog..... so if you've bookmarked my blog (hahahahahaaaa) you'll have to update it.

Friday, June 20, 2003

I do have a job really. No really. I just choose not to do it today.

So I'm thinking of changing the name of my blog. Why? Because it's lame. Any ideas from the peanut gallery??
Where have I been living the past few years??? IN A HOLE!!!! How can I, one who loves music more than air, have completely overlooked the Flaming Lips?? Tell me!!!! My friend Justin came into my office yesterday and this groovy song was on the radio & he was like "Oh my god!" "What??" "It's the Flaming Lips!!!" "Ooooh so that's who sings this song! I love it but never can remember who sings it." So this morning, Justin presented me with a gift of 3 Flaming Lips CDs. Jay-sus they're good. I need to get out more.

I found out my boy, Bruce Cockburn (I wonder if he got beat up as a child because of the spelling of his name), is coming to the Birchmere in July. I have to find someone to drag to the show. I love him, I wish I could play guitar like him, hell I wish I could play guitar. Speaking of which, I had a dream I was playing cello. Maybe that's a hint I should get my cello out of the closet, get it fixed & take lessons like I said I would.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

I am less cranky than I was a couple hours ago. I had a Diet Coke, Pepsi's way better but our vending machine only has Coke products yuck, and a Milky Way. I really wanted a Three Musketeers but we didn't have any. It's amazing what chocolate and caffiene does to make a person feel like new again. Anyhoo, off to buy my Mom a birthday card then off to summer class...weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
I hate having my period. Makes me so friggin' cranky. Cranky cranky cranky. And I don't realize how cranky I am until I have to interact with people. gggrrrrrrrrrrr And I have to be in a better mood soon. My friend Allen's takin' me out for a belated birthday dinner. Perhaps if I have chocolate......
Nothing too exciting going on right now. The office is really really quiet. I think I'm the only one here in my wing of the maze. I wouldn't be suprised if everyone came in late knowing that Matt's not going to get here until this afternoon.

I'm still not sleeping very well. Buster woke me up a couple times meowing for attention. He's so damn cute, but why he can't do it when it's not 3am is beyond me. I'm still feeling bad for Maya & Winnie just because I know it's killing them not to be able to sleep in my room at night. I'll probably sleep in the living room tonight, I don't want them thinking I'm abandoning them.

My sister got me the new Bruce Cockburn CD for my birthday, damn is it good. I tried comparing it to past albums but if you're a fan of his you know that every album is different. I'm hoping he goes on tour, I haven't seen him since living with psycho Becky a few years back.

Stacy & I are going to spend Saturday together on a sort of excursion. I am tres excited! We're going to go to Potomac Mills and see what's new at the Sanrio store (I haven't had a good Hello Kitty fix in a good long while, so I'm overdue for a visit), then we're going to venture into DC and see what kind of trouble we can cause. heheheheee

It's still rainy and dreary here, makes easing into the day hard. All I want to do is spent the day snuggled under my covers.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

I'm an official SPCA foster "parent" now, and over the weekend I got Buster, the cat my friend Lee was fostering. The adjustment with my cats isn't going too well. Winnie snuck into my bedroom last night, where Buster's being housed at the moment, and she & Buster got into a fight. There was Winnie hair everywhere. My boss is letting me borrow a "baby gate" so I can keep the cats separate without having to keep my bedroom door closed. Hopefully this will help them adjust to each other better.

Went out friday night to the Brickskeller to celebrate Matt's & my birthdays. I got pretty tipsy but was sober by the time I went home. After the Brickskeller Soraia, Stacy & I went for a drink & some food at the Front Page. It was the first time they've hung out & it was so great to have my best gal friends finally meeting & all of us chillin' together. They got along fabulously which makes me very very glad, cuz sometimes you're never too sure if your good friends are going to get along with each other. I think Soraia's going to NYC this weekend, when she comes back the three of us are going to have to do a girls' night out.

Work's been kind of busy but not really, it's the end of the fiscal year for the university, but it doesn't affect me as much as it does some of my fellow co-workers.

I was remembering the trip I took to Lousiville back in '96 to visit Chris & Heather, and how when I was driving back to Buffalo I took a wrong turn and headed towards St. Louis, and I was almost 1/2 way there before I realized it and could turn around. That, in addition to my car breaking down in pohick Medina, OH and time spent waiting for the car dudes to fix my altenator made the drive home over 13 hours. I cannot tell you how happy I was when I finally got home & was able to crawl into bed.

I really hope these cats start getting along, I don't know how much longer I can go on the little or no sleep I've been getting.

Can't wait for the Marthas to get back. I'm glad they're having a good honeymoon, but I miss them. :(

Promise, I'll be more exciting next time.

Thursday, June 12, 2003

It's my birthday! Happy birthday to ME!!!!

So much work to do. I have a huge stack of paperwork to put into Oracle. And then there's my midterm for my summerclass. I'm not going to have a life this weekend. I've had to backout from going to a play with my friend Justin & his girlfriend.

Anyways, nothing much exciting happening right now since it's only 8:11am. Looking forward to bowling this afternoon & cake with Mike & Soraia!!

Sunday, June 08, 2003

What a weekend.
Last night Soraia, Mike, Craig & I went out for a night out on the town. We started out at this really cool restaurant on U St. called U-topia for dinner and drinks. It is dim and cozy on the inside with brick exposed walls by the bar and the walls are painted a deep deep crimson. The menu was diverse but definately had a Mediterrian/Middle East flar to it. Dinner was really really yummy.

From there we went to Local 16 on U St. near New Hampshire. It used to be a restaurant called Julio's. It stopped raining so we were able to hang out on the roof top deck. The people watching was quite supurb. The four of us rarely go out to bars, so it was fun to people watch and see what goes on in the "bar hopping" world.

After a couple drinks there we sauntered over to Habana Village on Columbia Ave. for some mojitos and salsa dancing. I was the only one who danced. I manage to attract the most interesting (freaky) dance partners when I go there. It started off as innocent dancing then my dance partner got a little too touchy feely and tried making a move on me. And not in a subtle way. In a gross slimey way. So I broke free from the dance, rushed up to Soraia and said that we needed to get out of there right now.

Mike & Craig left while I was dancing, so after Soraia & I made our escape, we went to Bossa on 18th to chill out and talk. It's a pretty new bar so it wasn't packed to the gills so we were able to sit out side and have the outside area pretty much to ourselves. In the course of conversation we thought it'd be fun if we could describe the other's ideal mate. It was scary on how accurate we were.

I spent the night at Soraia's. So this morning we had a relaxing breakfast at her place & watched "Sweet Home Alabama." I didn't think I'd like it but I was pleasantly suprised. I really liked it. Then we ventured out to Tryst for some Bloody Marys and chilled and red the paper. There was this really cute boy that I kept making eye contact with. Being the dork I am I of course didn't do a thing about it. After leaving Tryst we walked down to Tom Tom and chilled there & had dinner. I got home about 8pm tonight & am so ready for bed!! LOL I can't do these late late night outings like I used to be able to. It was so much fun & worth the pain of paying homage to the porclein god last night. Hopefully we'll be able to do it again in the near future.

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

We're reading some of Karl Marx's works for my Classical Sociological Theory class and as my professor Laura & I were walking to the metro after class I was reminded of something a classmate said in my Critical Methods class a couple months ago when we were discussing Marx. I can't remember who said it but they said the we, GWU students, were part of the proletariat. This of course caused a huge arguement. I related this story to Laura and she just started laughing. She was amazed that a GW student actually thought that. I was like "yeaahhhhhh, amazing, huh?" Ship them off to a factory job and have them live in abject poverty for a few months and then tell me GW students are part of the proletariat.

Monday, June 02, 2003

I just found this cool site.
Very very sleepy. I'm still recovering from the Marthas' Weekend Wedding Extravaganza.

The ceremony was so beautiful, I cried like a baby. I'm a crier what can I say. I'd never been to a Quaker wedding before this weekend. I've been to a ton of weddings and I think saturday's ceremony was the most personal one I've been to. After the Marthas' said their vows and everyone settled into silence and their own thoughts if we wanted to we could say something about the Marthas/marriage/their friendship. I was so overwhelmed with all the things that were said and with the amazing web of friendship and love the Marthas have created around them.

Once the ceremony was over a bunch of us gathered 'round the newly weds to take copious amounts of pictures. I'm still in the dark ages and don't have a digital camera so I have to wait to see how mine came out. But there's a bunch of beautiful pic's up on Todd's blog that he took.

Dinner was HYSTERICAL. Instead of clinking glasses to get the Marthas to kiss, Martha L's brother said that we had to sing a song that included the word love in it. There was lots and lots of laughter during the meal. After dinner was dancing and I actually danced without being drunk, I'm not much of a dancer and it usually takes a few drinks to get me to dance.

As the dancing got going Stacy & I commented to each other on the amazing high energy that filled the room, at points it was a bit overwhelming to feel all that loving energy.

Needless to say brunch yesterday was a bit more subduded. We were all a bit tired from the night before but it was nonetheless a very good time.