Monday, July 31, 2006

How Many Jello Shots Can I Do?

Well, I had an interesting weekend.

After my last post, I really took a hard look at my health!
I spoke with my mom, and decided I’m still in the running for the MS150. I still plan on doing 50 miles the first day, and 65 the second. ESPECIALLY the second – that way I can get a medal! So if any of you are so inclined PLEASE donate to the CAUSE! So starting Monday morning, I was going to ward off all laziness, cake, and beer! I decided to ride my bike every morning, and do a spinning class at lunch (these are new at my gym, so I’m really excited!)! I WILL eat healthy and NOT eat mass quantities of popcorn! I WILL only imbibe vodka and DIET cokes on 1 night per weekend, and drink a glass of water between each drink! (you all know I can’t give up the booze completely! I’m just making healthier drinking choices!).

So. To celebrate this decision, I ate pizza, went to a keg party, and laid around on my azz all weekend! And what a weekend it was!
I hung out with Ed on Friday night, drank booze and watched Dogma.
I went to my co-worker’s party on Saturday, and this morning ‘found out’* I did a keg stand in a skirt and wrote my name in lip gloss on one of our project manager’s chest while he was passed out on the couch. Guess I can’t deny that one…..
I sat in the air conditioner all Sunday trying to recuperate while watching the Sci-Fi channel. They were having a monster weekend. I had dreams about Frankenstein all night. Why couldn’t it have been Gary Oldman as Dracula? Geez.

Well. What’s done is done. I got up first thing this morning and rode my bike. I’ve taken my morning vitamins, and am about ready to go eat some string cheese. I believe I’m headed on the right path.

And I promise to post all pictures of me at the party if I ever see any (hopefully not).
Which reminds me to post pictures of the 4th of July! I have some really funny ones of A-ron and Jason!
;D

* - ‘found out’ refers to the saying, “Drunk Night stays on Drunk Night”. Kinda like, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. I ‘found out’ about some of my actions by someone reminding me about them this morning. Lucky me. I put my hands over my ears and ran away singing the A,B,Cs…….

p.p.s.
i DO have a funny picture i will post later when my internet will allow it....

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Time is Nigh....

Hello Friends.

You know what I’m about to ask. So why not ask already!

The MS 150 is the weekend of September 9th and 10th. I need to raise money to help people with Multiple Sclerosis. I have given you tons of info on Multiple Sclerosis. If you still don’t know what it’s all about, read my previous post , and click HERE.

I have been slacking on my training. Drinking Beer (surprised?) And eating mass quantities of movie popcorn.

But no longer.

As I put down the remote control and get out of the air conditioning – I plead with you to donate even $5.

My Goal is $200.

DONATE HERE
Just type in my name:
Cassie Doolittle

(remember, it's case sensitive) and donate away!
The price of a lunch at Wendy's!
The price of a movie ticket!
Heck, the price of movie popcorn! (heavy sigh...)
The price of the bar tab! (whew - in my case, that might be a lot....)

It’s fun. It’s easy. And I promise to ride my bike every day so I can ride at least 50 per day on the ride.

I’m nervous, but excited. I know I can do this! And all I need is a little help from my friends! I will be sending out mass quantities of emails pleading my case!

So in the spirit of fund raising, IT HAS BEGUN!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Blog Cheap 2

I didn't go to work yesterday, so I'm playing 'catch up' due to the sick time.

So I am feeling blog cheap. I have no time to post, but i said i would give the Deep Thoughts of the week:

One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh, no," I said, "Disneyland burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Ah...Friday.


So who is having kids anytime soon? i would really like to buy this plushy toy for your child.
This is AWESOME!!!!


If no one has noticed my links section to my blog, i've made some changes. If anyone has any good sites i should visit, feel free to email or put them in a comment! i'm always up for playing on the internet during work hours! Seriously!
So in honor of my new Links section, I give you a Deep Thought of the day. I feel like i should start out every week's blog with one of these, since there are so many! Enjoy!

Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

A Class Reunion to Remember

Well, i've been getting a barrage of emails from Classmates.com. They want me to buy a membership, upload current photos, and tell me what i've been up to - smiley face, wink wink! Apparently people are *really* interested in what i've been up to lately.

Sheea. Rrrright. And you know where the monkeys are flying from right about......NOW.

The organizer of the event (whom i had to look up in my yearbook) asked me to send in old high school photos - even if i wasn't coming.

Well, I haven't decided if I'm going or not. But i have narrowed down the selection of photos from my yearbooks.

Tell me which one you like best, and I'll forward it on to Good ole Park Hill Senior High Class of 1996 Reunion! Smiley Face, Wink Wink, Kiss, Peace Friends!


First: My Junior yearbook photo.



Please Note:
This was my favorite yearbook photo for high school. I distinctly remember thinking, "I can look past the brown roots of my hair growing out of the black box dye, but only because I'm wearing my favorite Peter Murphy shirt, and my favorite dragon necklaces!"

Yeah. Notice I said necklaces PLURAL. I guess you can't have just ONE dragon necklace - especially when they are both so COOL. My lack of hair style is interesting as well, although this is a true depiction of what I wore almost everyday for 4 years. A band t-shirt, and lots of jewelry. For some reason the only tight fitting clothing i thought my 100 lbs body could fit into during those years, were black floor length dresses that made me look like some satanic Amish person. Which is demonstrated by the next photo - from the neck up.


Second: My Senior yearbook photo



Now, can I just say, that even in high school, i was mortified (no pun intended for the Mistress of Death) at this photo. I took 4 photos in the studio for this shot. they mailed you the proofs a month or so later, you chose which one was your favorite, sent it back and VOILA! Senior photo!!!
I don't know what happened with this one. This was the worst one of the bunch, the one i hated most, and the ONLY one in which i wasn't smiling! And then what happens? All but two other people got a head shot! Everyone else got their chest up, showing their pretty dresses, or nice suit and ties. BUT NO. Not me. My mom said I looked like some weird pissed off Native American - wondering where all my land went! Yeah! I wonder where my fucking picture went!!!! No WONDER I was pissed off! As Josh scanned this photo, he speculated that someone putting the yearbook together must not have liked me very much. I think it was that Nikki girl - whom I saw at Amber's party in 2001 - telling me she was hanging out with my ex-boyfriend from when i was 16 - like I was missing out on something. So this photo makes me laugh. But none more than what i REALLY did all through high school, like the one below.


Third: My Senior yearbook Quote Photo




This is my favorite. Can you tell what kind of a student i was? Especially when you get stopped while roaming the halls during the next to last class? Say it was....shop class? So you are just minding your own business wandering the halls during shop class. You're thinking, "Man, I really need a soda right now, but the machines are all turned off" (for that reason explicitly). "My mouth sure feels like cotton right about now"
when all of a sudden, some girl from the journalism class stops you to ask your opinion about something. You blurt out something totally incoherent, ask for 50 cents, and move right along. The next thing you know, your friends are rushing up to you and laughing at what an awesome picture you took and some bogus answer to a poll you gave in your brand spankin' new yearbook. Of all the dumb shit i did in high school, this is my proudest achievement. I can look back at 1996 and in front of all my peers, mentors, and family stand up and say: I was high the ENTIRE time, and it STILL hasn't gone on my permanent record!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Report: Never Buy this Windshield Shade

This has got to be the worst design for a windshield shade in the history of shade design. In the immortal words of Adam Sandler in the Seinfeld Game show on Saturday Night Live, “Who were the add wizards who came up with THAT one!”

This shade is a P.O.S.. Do Not, I repeat DO NOT purchase this shade at Target, or anywhere else you may see it.

Reasons the designer of this shade should receive 20 lashings:


1. If you notice the picture, there are 2 circles, representing the 2 sides of the windshield. If you have ever used a windshield shade that folds into a circle, you know that these areas have the plastic bendy wires in them so the shade expands. When the shade expands (or unfolds) the bendy wire keep the circles perfectly formed in your windshield. But please notice what is around the bendy circles. Miscellaneous fabric. Think about this for a moment. Fabric only. What is to keep the fabric in shape? The fabric isn’t memory cloth or anything. It’s just plain old flimsy fabric. So what does this mean? It means the only things keeping this shade’s shape is the 2 bendy circles, and the help of your car visors. This also means that there’s a lot of sunlight coming through your windshield due to the crappy flimsy fabric that isn’t keeping shape.


2. This shade is "easy to fold for easy storage". What a joke. I had to read the instructions 80 times before I finally figured out that "bending it like a taco" wasn’t meant for just once and the shade was down. You have to "bend it like a taco" like 4 times before it snugly fits into it’s small compact "easy" storage size. What a load. Whatever happened to folding it once and PRESTO! It’s the size of a golf ball! I should’ve just gotten those bulky shade you fold like a fan instead! BUT NO! I thought, the smaller, the better. Boy was I in for it.


3. This shade does nothing to keep your car cooler. Despite the ‘holes’ in the shade due to miscellaneous fabric, my old cloth shade I found in the attic repelled the suns rays better! What gives? Just because it’s painted silver on one side means "Repels the suns RAYZ!"? Yeah right. More like it makes my car into an even bigger sauna than it already is!!!


4. The makers of this shade are keeping themselves protected. I purchased this shade at Target, but unfortunately threw the box away. The next time I went, they were either
A. all sold out or
B. not being sold anymore because they’re crap.
I couldn’t even find them online at Target.com! They just don’t want ANYONE to be able to write them a letter! Everything I found on the internet said nothing about the manufacturer. I couldn’t even find out what company owns this shade! Just a bunch of retailers from WindshieldShadesthatreallykeepyourcarcool.com!

So there you have it. To sum up this consumer report: Never buy a windshield shade which resembles the above photo. It’s not worth it. I would rather burn my azz on the vinyl seats with no air conditioner than use this shade. Oh wait, that’s what I’ve been doing all along. I guess I’m no better off, except for my crushed expectations. I guess I’ll have to make my own out of cardboard, a giant picture of an eagle riding a Harley waving the American flag while eating McDonalds, and rubber cement.

Friday, July 14, 2006

BEHOLD! My Mother has bought me Fiestaware!

I’m not complaining by any means, but it really says something when you are rapidly approaching 30 and you mom is buying you dishes.
What does it say, you ask?
What the heck have you been eating off of for the last 10 years?
Well, I guess eating off those souvenir state plates isn’t cutting it anymore. My mom feels like its high time I got some REAL dishware. Probably because she thinks I won’t break it all.

But this is a statement about a whole lotta things.
I’ve reached my 5 year point after college. I’ve worked my azz off and where has it gotten me? I’m still eating off of flea market purchases! Not that anything is wrong with the flea market, but this translates into MY LIFE. Is my life a flea market? I know my house sure is! Should I be doing something other than haggling through life?

Ah.

Maybe I’m freaking out due to the upcoming reunion. I feel I need to invent Post-Its or something. I haven’t been anywhere, done anything, or seen anybody (Josh has seen Prince in the airport! I can’t even beat that!).
I’m in a transitional period right now. I don’t know what I want to do. That company I interviewed with in Kansas City in November emailed me and offered me another job. I have a meeting today with someone at CU in the Landscape Architecture department to discuss the masters program. My friend Stacy said since I have a bachelor’s in Horticulture I could get a state job in Hawaii inspecting pineapples! What the heck am I going to do?

My mom told me to weigh out the pros and cons of everything. But honestly I don’t know if that will help. I feel like I need to get my life rolling, and maybe making a rash decision is exactly what I need! It’s like those dishes. Quit eating off of dishware that was meant for a wall, and start eating on something MEANT to be eaten on.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Movie of the Year


Flaws and all, "Strangers with Candy" has one invaluable thing going for it: the utterly fearless and downright brilliant comic performance of Amy Sedaris..."

I can't wait to see this movie. It got mixed reviews, but I don't care since I'm a true fan!

Here are a couple sites if you're interrested.
Movie Site
Jerri Blank Site

So, for this Summer 2006 Movie Series - I would like to see:
1. Strangers with Candy
2. The Proposition
3. Pirates part deux
4. Superman IMAX/3D
5. A Scanner Darkly
6. Little Miss Sunshine
7. Lady in the Water
8. Clerks 2

Although I am hesitant on Clerks 2, I love Kevin Smith and don't believe he would sell out his first groundbreaking cult classic for anything other than a satire on why sequels fail. Plus it's got all our favorite cast members, including a disturbing reinactment of the Silence of the Lambs dance.....

Am I missing any Must-Sees?
Tenacious D isn't scheduled until November, so other than that, I can't think of any others! Any suggestions?

Word of the Day

So I subscribe to Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day because I'm a nerd. But what made me laugh were a few key descriptors used by Merriam Webster!

The Word of the Day for July 11 is:

widdershins \WID-er-shinz\ adverb
: in a left-handed, wrong, or contrary direction : counterclockwise


Example sentence: In the book, the members of the coven hold hands and dance widdershins around the fire.

Did you know? By the mid-1500s, English speakers had adopted "widdershins" (which is from the Middle High German "wider," meaning "back against," and "sinnen," meaning "to travel") for anything following a path that is opposite to the apparent direction of the sun as it travels across the sky in the Northern Hemisphere (or opposite the direction of the movement of the shadow on a sundial or the hands on a clock). In its earliest known uses, "widdershins" was used to describe cases of bad hair in which unruly locks stood on end or fell the wrong way. But because many people in times past considered the widdershins direction to be "backwards," it has long been associated with magic, witchcraft, and, sometimes, the devil.
*Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.


First:
What a great word.
I like the example sentance. I know I'm not the only person out there to enjoy the word of the day, and I wonder how many religious folk find this example offensive. Granted, I think intelligent religous folk don't give a crap, but from some of the people I've met in my life, anything to do with 'covens' is taboo and illegal. I bet they're asking, "Why would they make a devil worship word the word of the day! I'm so upset!" But it doesn't take much, does it? Take Harry Potter or The DaVinci Code as an example to get these people's panties in a bind!

Second:
From now on, I am going to use this word when:
describing cases of bad hair in which unruly locks stood on end or fell the wrong way

This word rawks. And everytime my crazy Scooby-Doo co-worker lady (i'm not kidding - she looks and dresses like Velma!) has widdershins, I'm calling her out!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Happy Birthday!


A hearty happy birthday to Mr. Wizard!!!

He is 89 today!

He has now become an actual science experiment!!!
check out his site!
http://www.mrwizardstudios.com/

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Friday, July 07, 2006

Aaron Spelling: A True Tribute

I read this last week and laughed my azz off. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to post anything about it. Now, as I have no time to post about my trip to KC, you should read it.

This and That and Black Petunia both read Go Fug Yourself.
P.s. Thanks for getting me addicted!

I would encourage you to scroll down to June 26, 2006 and keep going backward - to read the wonderful Tibute to Aaron Spelling, who died last month.

It's already archived, so you'll have to scroll past all the other fugliness before you get to the creme. Trust me. It's well worth it.

READ HERE