Friday, June 23, 2006

Short Music Survey

I found this somewhere. If you comment, give your own answers!

1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer?

Only a couple hundred. I have itunes and use it frequently, but after I buy a cd, I usually burn it and then erase it from my computer. Let's just say, I have the SIMS 2 and I want it to run as fast as possible and i don't need my thousands of songs effing that up.

2. What is the last CD you bought?

The Shins - Oh, Inverted World!

3. What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?

The Party Punch - The Jolly Rogers

4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to, or that mean a lot to you.
1. Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
2. Dust in the Wind - Kansas
3. Stranglehold - Ted Nugent
4. I only have eyes for you - The Flamingos (from the best buffy episode)
5. DTW Metronomy Rough Mix - Architecture in Helsinki

Now those are all songs that I could listen to over and over again. The cds I am listening to right now are: Teagan and Sarah - So Jealous, Arcade Fire - Funeral, My Morning Jacket - Z, Something's Gotta Give Soundtrack, William Shatner - Has Been.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Idiot Girl's Guide

If you haven't read a book by Laurie Notaro, I don't think we should be friends. But don't worry, there is time to redeem yourself. Go Here:

to start finding out just how funny her writing is. Hilarious.

I remember a few years ago when I first read her first book, my friends and I started speaking in this certain voice. It stemmed from a part in the book when she talks about eating troughs of cheesecake while watching the Golden Girls and trying on girdles. Now imagine: loving food, and seeing cheesecake; how would you call to it? Well we started calling to food in a voice that is supposed to sound like a "fat" lady, but sounded more like a man, "Cheesecake!" (said in a low raspy voice). It then stemmed to other foods ("Shrimp Cocktail!"), as well as cute boys (Craig Mueller!"). But imagine it in our manly voice and it is not attractive.

Now when I do it, I realize I don't hang out with those people anymore and my new friends are looking at me strangely.

In the words of Laurie Notaro, rember its not a girdle, it's a body shaper!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Back to school

So I registered for classes yesterday. Yay!

Starting on July 3 I am taking a Summer II class with Brad:

Then in August I will be taking:


*I will be taking these classes with Brad. I think it will be great, we can help each other with the homework! Hopefully I will be done with my AA by the end of next Spring and then transfer to ASU next fall.

I am excited for all the changes that will happen this fall. This will be the first time I will be in school full time, I will be moving in August to a place with a w/d and a patio(yay!), and since I am going to school full time I am only going to be working part time (double yay!).

I have been with the same company for about 2 1/2 years and had the same schedule (M-F 7-1530) for a year and a half. So going to school during the day and working in the evenings or even the weekends is going to be very weird. I not looking forward to working on the weekends, but I am looking forward to sleeping in (even if it is only until 8).

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

To Grandmother's House We Go

My mother showed me You can look up your home's value and any home you want. So we looked up houses we have lived in before, like the Shea home in 5th grade on Cathedral Rock Dr. Then we looked up the home on Cholla Canyon which is directly across the street from Esperanza Elementary School (which I was the first graduating class of btw). That house was first owned by my Grandma, and then my Dad after she died. I lived there off and on since I was little. I have some of my best childhood memories in that house and that neighborhood.

So would it be really weird if I wrote a letter to whom ever lives there now and let them know that if the EVER plan on selling the place to contact me. Is that crazy? Would they think I am majorly cuckoo? Do you think I am, internet? Are you judging me already?

Monday, June 12, 2006

My Cubicle

Ok this is pretty silly, but it is my life. It is a parody of You're Beautiful by James Blunt

My Cubicle

My job is stupid
My day's a bore
Inside this office
From eight 'til four

Well, nothing ever happens
My life is pretty bland
Pretending that I'm working
Pray I don't get canned

My cubicle, My cubicle
It's one of sixty two
It's my small space
In a crowded place
Just a six-by-six board booth
And I hate it, that's the truth

Well, I give a sigh
As the boss walks by
No one ever talks to me
Or looks me in the eye

And I really should work
But instead I just
Sit here and surf the Internet

My cubicle, My cubicle
It doesn't have a view
It's my small space
In a crowded place
I sit and sigh there, too
And sometimes I sit here nude

The Break Up

I saw The Break Up last Wednesday, and I liked it. Although my expectations were too high. I couldn't stop thinking about it for hours after I got home. Of course it made me cry, but what movie doesn't.

I think it would have been better with a different girl. I'm sorry to say, I don't really like Jennifer Aniston as an actress much. Next to Joey, she is my least favorite Friend. But everyone else was great, Vince Vaughn, Vincent Dinofrio, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman, and even Peter Billingsley (Ralphie from A Christmas Story).

The movie had a great script which was co-written by Vince Vaughn. It really showed off his acting abilities, not just his comedy. What I thought was ridiculous was the whole premise of the movie. Not that they break up and have to live together, or that she really doesn't want to break up at all, that is believable. But I can't believe that she breaks up with him, is treating him like shit, and dating other guys all so that he will CHANGE. Never going to happen. Try a little effing honesty and a little less nagging.

I always usually agree with the guys in romantic comedies. The girls do nag, they do expect too much. I have learned this in the long run though, don't let someone get away with something that bothers you, because if you don't tell them, they will just keep doing it until you explode with anger. I'm suprised Brad doesn't nag me with all the shit I leave all over the apartment for weeks. Tissues from when I was sick last week? Check. Clothes I wore 5 days ago on the living room floor? Check. He's a keeper.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Eye Boogers

I have had something stuck in my eye since I left the house this morning at 6:45. This is causing major eye blinking and discomfort (oh my, I almost just wrote uncomfort!)

Amber's birthday is next week on 06/06/06. We will be seing the Omen in celebration of her birth!

I think I have decided that I want to be a Librarian. I want to work at either an elementary school library or a public library. I want to get to them while their young and make them love reading as much as I do. I know that to work at a school library though you have to be a certified teacher, so should I get my undergrad degree in elementary education? But then I would be copying Amber, but also, then she could also help me through it.

I hate picking one thing I want to be when I grow up because what if I'm not good at it? What if there is something I have never tried that I would be great at? Here are some things I have been interested in, but have never tried at all:

Tailor (making and changing clothes for people)
Computer Animator (drool about working at Pixar)
Website/Software Designer (drool about working at Google)
Fibers (making textiles)
Book Editor
Teacher (alas, I don't really have patience)
Chef (I am ok at cooking, but what if I could be great?)
Writer (but have never written anything for fun except this blog)
Owning my own Thrift Store with Brad (where we also sold things we made)

As you can see, half of these have me working from home, which is my dream.