Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Yes Friends! I have moved! i will post pictures of my new abode, as soon a Josh takes some.
So Josh and I finally decided to bite the bullet, and rent a house. No more apartments for US!!! We are movin' on up (or more like - over) to the Cherry Creek area. We have officially left Capitol Hill (thank GAWD). Our cute little house is located on 4th and Ogden, which is right near a park, a deli, and a Safeway. Our neighbor came over on the weekend (we were at the apartment cleaning) to introduce herself, and bring us lemon squares! (which weren't very good - but i ate them anyway).
My new surroundings are strange and unusual.
Here is how i've noticed we are out of Capitol Hill:
1. Everyone owns not only a dog, but a boxer.
2. It is really quiet except when an 'urban' mom drives her SUV down the street at 90 mph (i think she is late taking her kid to soccer practice)
3. We actually have 'trash day' (i haven't had one of those since living in suburbia in MO)
4. The deli behind us serves sandwiches for $8.00 and bagels for $3.50. WOW.
5. The local liquor store closes at 10 pm, and there are no hobos standing around waiting to take a swig
6. Everyone looks clean
7. The grocery store is actually used for grocery shopping, instead of socializing (unlike Queen Soopers)
8. No one drives around and around the park wearing pink mesh shirts and daisy dukes, while their balls fall out of the bottom.
9. I have yet to see someone walk down the street and pee in some random bushes
10. For the first time in my life, i have felt compelled to purchase avocados.
Well, there you have it. I will continue to add to my list of differences as i experience them. i will just somehow have to get used to this strange new 'world' of living south of sixth, and west of Cherry Creek.
Friday, February 24, 2006
The Time Space Continuum is Cracking up! Just like when old Biff hit young Biff on the Head with his cane!
In reference to this post, Here’s a pickle for you:
So if Doc went back to the old west in Back to the Future 2 - where at the end of the movie when Doc writes a letter to Marty - in the beginning of Back to the Future 3 - he reads the letter to Doc of 1955. So - after the events at the beginning of BTTF3 - did Doc of 1985 who was now living in 1885 know that he was going to end up in the Old West since 1955?
What do you think?
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
(from Josh's work):
* Now and Zen is regularly looking for slogans and designs in the following categories: Young Men's, Boys 8-20, Boys 4-7, Infants and Toddler Boys (ITB), Juniors, Girls, Infants and Toddler Girls (ITG), Activewear (Sports), and Holiday (Christmas, Valentine's Day, St. Paddy's Day, Independence Day, Halloween). We are always looking for ideas in these categories throughout the year.
* If you're want your ideas to be taken seriously, they must be seriously viable ideas. Just as everyone has a screenplay, everyone has an idea they think would make a great tee shirt ("All my friends think this would sell like mad!"). Unfortunately it doesn't usually turn out that way. If you're a trend hound and you already think you know the market, great. If you aren't, please spend time at department stores and at the mall studying what's out there before swearing your idea will make us millions.
Please edit your submissions with a heavy hand and a sharp knife. Really consider what you're sending in after your brainstorm to make sure it's the best in that round. Consider whether you could actually see every slogan as a shirt on the wall of Target or Hot Topic and the like. See whether your ideas make others laugh, or at least elicit compliments over their cleverness. If we receive large lists of mostly unviable ideas from any one writer, we have to throw out the baby with the bathwater; the potential needle in the haystack doesn't justify combing through. (Sorry for mixing metaphors.) This means you should not send umpteen variations on a theme. If you have a handful of ways of stating an idea, pick the best one. If it needs a slight rewrite, we'll figure it out.
Monday, February 20, 2006
The caption reads:
Scientist from the RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a “Home Computer” could look like in the year 2004. However, the needed technology will not be economically feasible for the average home. Also the scientists readily admit that the computer will require not yet invented technology to actually work, but 50 years from now scientific progress is expected to solve these problems. With teletype interface and the Fortran language, the computer will be easy to use.
Friday, February 17, 2006
these are just a FEW of the dumb ideas people came up with from the last brain storm at Josh's work! We could've TOTALLY come up with better ideas than these!
So maybe next time when i call for ideas so we can get rich and have a bloggy convention in Hawaii, you'll be more apt to come up with something!!!! Think about how everytime you see a dumb shirt like this, someone else will be making moolah off of them!
That's IT! I'm quitting my job to brain storm so i can get rich quick off the t-shirt industry! The general public apparently will buy ANYTHING!
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Paul sent me this new article from Yahoo.....
Willie Nelson Releases Gay Cowboy Song
Wed Feb 15, 5:14 PM ET
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music outlaw Willie Nelson sang "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" more than 25 years ago. He released a very different sort of cowboy anthem this Valentine's Day"
"Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other)" may be the first gay cowboy song by a major recording artist. But it was written long before this year's Oscar-nominated "Brokeback Mountain" made gay cowboys a hot topic.
Available exclusively through iTunes, the song features choppy Tex-Mex style guitar runs and Nelson's deadpan delivery of lines like, "What did you think all them saddles and boots was about?" and "Inside every cowboy there's a lady who'd love to slip out."
The song, which debuted Tuesday on Howard Stern's satellite radio show, was written by Texas-born singer-songwriter Ned Sublette in 1981. Sublette said he wrote it during the "Urban Cowboy" craze and always imagined Nelson singing it.
Someone passed a copy of the song to Nelson back in the late 1980s and, according to Nelson's record label, Lost Highway, he recorded it last year at his Pedernales studio in Texas.
Nelson has appeared in several Western movies and sings "He Was a Friend of Mine" on the "Brokeback Mountain" soundtrack.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
While i typically do not celebrate Valentine's Day, this year I thought about celebrating in a different way. Josh and I decided to celebrate a different kind of V-Day by seeing the Vagina Monologues. They rawked. Any woman out there should see them if you get a chance.
If you're a boy - go with your woman because you want to 'understand her better'.
Trust me, you will reap the benefits.
Incase you don't know what i'm talking about, or would like to learn more about it, i have a few sites you can visit!
The Vagina Monologues are the cornerstone of the V-Day movement, whose participants stage benefit performances of the show worldwide each Valentine's Day. The "V" in V-Day stands for Valentine, Vagina and Violence, linking love and respect for women to ending violence against women and girls. The proceeds from these performances go to programs that assist victims of domestic violence.
Celebrate your Vagina!!!!
Monday, February 13, 2006
So my cousin’s husband does Ultimate Fighting stuff. I guess he’s got a big fight coming up, so she sent me the info. His name is Wade “Nightmare” Shipp.
He looks pretty mean, even thought I know he is a big ole teddy bear.
A big ole teddy bear who will kick some azz……!
I also really like the guy who goes by “Dirty Sanchez”! That just makes me laugh and cringe at the same time!!!
Friday, February 10, 2006
Her outfit was remarkable, and must've taken her time and money to put it together. it reminded me that she probably didn't really grow up to remember when those items were actually COOL.
When i was young, i got hand-me-downs from this wealthier, 'more popular' family in school. I absolutely loved the clothes, since to me, they were really stylish and almost new. My mom never really bought us any of the name brand stuff - so getting anything that said Guess or Ocean Pacific was really cool - even if it was from some snobby sisters who used to pick on me.
But i remeber loving these 3 ruffled western shirts, and a pair of Calvin Klein pin stripped jeans in 2nd grade. I was in heaven! I remember opening the full trash bag my mom gave me and couldn't WAIT to wear them to school, to show off how stylish i was!
And of course, i was ridiculed by both sisters who commented to EVERYONE when they saw me that I was wearing THEIR hand-me-downs. I remember trying to avoid them in school. i remember it was a good day when we didn't have recess or lunch at the same time. And i purposefully DID NOT play at the tennis courts in the mornings while trying to avoid those sisters.
But i perservered. I didn't die of shame like i thought would happen. I didn't love the clothes any less because they had come from some rich girl's closet.
Do I have any retalliation for what those sisters did to me?
I have the memory of those shirts.
I also remember wearing one of those shirts to a Girl Scout meeting. We were putting together a time capsule and ALL the girls scouts got together to take a picture for it - which meant those snotty sisters were there too. But i just kept thinking, as we took the photo - that no one would remember whose shirt it was originally, and when they opened the time capsule in 2035 - everyone would think i was wearing just MY shirt.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
What the heck am i talking about?
Well, as you all know, i've always wanted to travel. I've only been to Europe once, and really really miss it! I've always wanted to do new things with my life and go new places! i've always been so jealous of my friends who have saved their money and spend time in other countries just volunteering!
So the one way that i thought about doing these things, plus really building a life 'resume' is to join the Peace Corps! But after that, i really wondered what i would after ward. Could i really pack up my bags from the Corps and go back to Corporate America? Well, my friend Paul told me about a few resources to check out, when i came upon this site:
What a great resource to check out international jobs! I can't wait to start getting the newsletter! For some reason, it makes me feel that I'm not the only one who longs to do something different with their life!
The other good thing about this site, is that the jobs posted are not necessarily meant for 20 somethings! You can be ANY age to do them! i like the sound of that. i could choose to apply no matter HOW long i've been living at my mom's house!
Monday, February 06, 2006
So i was feeling quite porky while working out at my gym on my lunch. I looked in the mirror and thought i should be wearing that weird hat Lane Meyer was wearing in Better Off Dead. I thought about posting a picture of it, when i came across this site.
I feel this individual has way too much time on their hands, and an unhealthy obsessions with this wonderful 80's movie.
Anyway, check it out. There are some fun stills. His other site is pretty obsessive as well.
Midnight Thursday (2/9) is the final call for Halloween submissions, please. This program, if we get it, is estimated between 500,000 and 750,000 shirts. The royalty will be a bit reduced as we're having to drop the selling price considerably, but it will still be a very nice chunk for the writer(s) responsible. Thank you again for your submissions.
I know for a FACT this will be a lot easier to come up with some good ideas! Especially since Halloween is the best holiday evar!!!! i even remember A-ron wearing an orange t-shirt that used to say, "This IS my Halloween Costume!" Just think about how rich THAT guy is!!!! What about the tuxedo shirt? That guy is probably ROLLING in the dough!
Let's get some ideas rolling before Thursday night, so we can get rich off of Josh's company - as well as Target!!!!
Friday, February 03, 2006
I am old, people. Why do I insist on going to the bar during the work week, only to get up early the next day and feel like shit?
I don’t want to talk to anyone. I can’t concentrate on work. I feel like azz, and I SHOULD be hydrating myself with water, but nothing tastes as good as a Dr. Pepper! On top of everything else, I have an uncontrollable urge to go get Taco Bell.
Taco Bell is for AFTER I leave the bar! Not for DURING the work day! Geez!!! I really feel like eating a Crunch Wrap – even though normally they repulse me.
I have been sooper busy with work, which is why I haven’t posted lately –
But for some reason, this morning I feel like I can put aside childish ideas that I NEED to get this stuff done, and write on my blog.
I mean, I gotta be true to you guys, too – right?
I don’t want to write anymore.
Here are some quizzes about hangovers:
***** You are a Five Star Hangover
You are incomprehesable, which doesn't matter anyway because you can't hear anyone's conversation over the pounding of your own head. it feels like Noah has set the Arc loose in your stomach, and it takes all the energy you posess to maintain breathing. You stare blankly from your bloodshot eyes as you promise God never to drink again and plead with him to bring you death.
What type of Hangover are you?
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I am the "I'll NEVER drink again" type.
Sure you wont. Wanna go have a beer? Sure you
Whats your hangover personality?
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Here’s some trivia about hangovers (there's a LOT of it)
A hangover is characterized by the combination of unpleasant physical and mental symptoms that occur after a bout of heavy alcohol drinking .
Physical symptoms include fatigue, headache, increased sensitivity to light and sound, redness of the eyes, muscle aches, thirst, shaking, and sweating.
Mental symptoms include dizziness, a sense of the room spinning and possible mental disorientation and mood swings (depression, anxiety, and irritability).
Experience of hangover intensity depends on personal characteristics of the drinker, the type of alcoholic beverage consumed and the amount a person drinks.
Typically, a hangover begins within several hours after the cessation of drinking, when a person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is falling. Symptoms usually peak about the time BAC is zero and may continue for up to 24 hours thereafter.
Hangover symptoms are LESS likely to occur, if a person drinks only small, nonintoxicating amounts with a low alcohol content.
People experiencing a hangover feel ill and unable to perform tasks adequately (e.g. car driving). As a result, their risk of injury increase.
A hangover consists of dehydration (body needs more water), malnutrition (body lacks nutrients) and withdrawal (body is trying to cope without alcohol).
After a night of drinking, stomach can not absorb nutrients it needs, therefore eating after drinking does not provide body with nutrients.
Time is the most important component. Cold shower or a cup of coffee might wake you up a bit, but will not decrease the hangover.
Hangover symptoms usually disappear over 8 to 24 hours. So have plenty of rest and wait it out.
Hangover Prevention Techniques
Hangover symptoms are LESS likely to occur, if a person drinks only small, nonintoxicating amounts with a low alcohol content.
Eat a good meal an hour prior to drinking.
After drinking, drink at least 2 glasses of water before bed (to avoid dehydration) and, when you wake up through the night to pee, drink 1 more glass of water
Eat some fruit (banana) or fruit juice before bed so to decrease hangover intensity. Also, bland foods, such as toast or crackers, can possibly relieve nausea.
Antacids may decrease nausea and inflammation of stomach. DO NOT USE Tylenol, Aspirin and Ibuprofen to reduce the headache and muscle aches since they cause damage to liver, especially if nausea or upper abdominal pain is present
Readministration of small alcohol amount may decrease a hangover, but further alcohol use should be avoided, so not to enhance the existing toxicity by the alcohol.