Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Loco Mocos Goes Beta

Well Folks -

I've done it.

I have finally switched to Beta.

No more annoying adds to 'Switch Now!' No more trouble with uploading photos! No more trouble with posting!!! (cross your fingers!)

You want to know why I was in the dark ages? (haha! thanks quine!)

Apparently my blog had been too big to switch over. I tried and tried and FINALLY this morning I got so mad that my pictures wouldn't post, that I tried again.

So what are some of the cool things about Beta? I mean, what's the point? Easier to post? Does it save bandwidth? What is bandwidth? Anyone? Bueller?

Monday, January 29, 2007

I'm getting old for the 201598438th Time

So I went out with Kurt for his birthday this weekend.

He took me to a ‘Soul Night’ at a British pub put on by some of his scooter buddies.

First Impressions:

Most of the people there were crazy mod and in their early twenties, in which I heard 3 separate conversations about how they spent their 21st birthdays. This made me laugh at first, and then sigh.

The bar was very small and VERY crowded, which lead to difficulty in getting a beer, standing room only, and no where to hang my huge winter coat (as it was 6 degrees outside).

The music was good – so I was able to relax, drink beer, and have fun.

Then things started to change.

People started leaving, so we were finally able to procure seats, hang up our coats, and finally take a load off. Beers were flowing more easily and I was all warm and cozy with decent tunes.

Until I heard it.

One of the worst songs in history.
Sugar by The Archies

I looked up, the DJ had changed. Instead of an older, ‘huskier’ scooter guy with a Dickies jacket, there was a young 20 something girl jamming away pulling out records left and right. Why would she pull out THAT song?

Well, this started in a downward spiral of trying to have a ‘soul’ night, but instead listening to Cool 105. Everything this chick played was straight off the Clear Water channel, and right into my beer. I couldn’t tell if people actually thought it was ‘hip’ or not – but I wanted to vomit with all the soft ‘oldies’ she was belting out.

Needless to say, I drank more beer to drown out the Beach Boys, Twist and Shout by the Beatles* and all the other crap I didn’t need to listen to at the British pub.

*as some of you may know, I LOVE The Beatles – so this is further stating that this was by far NOT one of their better songs – but popular on the radio.

But on a lighter note – some of the songs I heard earlier in the evening gave me some good memories.

One that I loved the most was "25 Miles" by Edwin Starr

Oddly enough, I’ve loved this song ever since I first heard it in the movie, Adventures in Babysitting. This one makes me get my groove on.

I’d love to hear some good 'Gettin' Yo Groove On' songs I could check out. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Lymph - NOOOOO!!!!!

Well, I am sick.

I think.

I woke up Monday morning after only getting 6 hours of sleep (I was watching X-Files, which might have something to do with this) when I awoke to a sore neck.

I was stumbling toward the shower when I went to rub my neck and lo! There was more neck than was there just 6 hours before! I ran to the mirror and a large bump had appeared on my neck.

After my nervous breakdown, I somehow got to work and called my doctor. We’ll call him Dr. Ambiguous. I got an appointment, and all morning clock watched until it was time I left.

After literally PULLING information from him, I found out it was NOT cancer, NOT a spider bite, NOT a twin, and NOT anything to be worried about. Apparently it is an agitated lymph node. I literally begged him to let me make a follow up appointment in 2 weeks to make sure I was 100% back to being a single child (well, non-twin that is). His advice (which was $30 by the way) was to take some Advil.

So I went home feeling much better – but still a little freaked out. So I called my mom. She looked up lymph nodes for me, and read online that because it was so rapid in forming (6 hours – I bet I have the fasted lymph nodes EVAR. They must be THE BEST) that it just meant it was fighting an infection I didn’t know I had. My mom was sweet enough to tell me that tons of people are getting the flu lately – IN THEIR NECKS!!!
For the first time, mom, I don’t quite believe you.
But thanks anyway!

As long as it’s not cancer or some spider from South America (or its babies – eek) I feel good.
Until this morning.
I started getting a sore throat, and wouldn’t you know it – a stuffy head.

So bring it on, FLU! My unborn twin sister is kicking your AZZ - AS WE SPEAK!!!!
Good work, Katie!
Now: Onto Target! We must invest in fashionable scarves ASAP!!!

Friday, January 19, 2007

What would YOU do for a Wii?

The Onion

Wii, Water, Death

A California woman died of water intoxication while trying to win a Nintendo Wii duting a radio station's water-drinking contest. What do you...

I'm trying to put into perspective of wanting something really bad to do something so stupid in order to get it.

I remember a contest where I was trying to win a Volkswagon Van and I had to keep my hand on it for 72 hours - oh wait. That was Kelso.....

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Friday, January 12, 2007

Technology WHY?

The Onion

Cell-Phone TV?

Verizon Wireless announced that it will soon offer TV service over its cell-phone network. What do you think?

Funny - yet raises a rant!

Why do we need this technology? Is it just there to say that we CAN? If TVs are getting bigger, slimmer, and better picture, why are we also making them smaller and portable?

Josh wants the new iPhone which is an iPod, computer, and phone all in one. You thought that was a blackberry, right? You forgot the iPod part. So you can apparently talk to mom, play solitare, and listen to some Black Eyed Peas while driving to work.

Now you can watch TV? Yikes.

But the question remains - do we really need all this technology at our fingertips? Is it really making life easier - or just more gadgets to spend our money on? I say hooray for technology, but do I really want the average gadget geek to be watching videos while driving his SUV in rush hour? Just like having a TV on your dashboard!!! What happened to listening to a baseball game on the radio so you can pay attention to the little station wagon stuck in the dark ages trying to get to work in your blind spot!!!


Am I being too harsh? Does it really matter what gadget can do what? Not really. No wonder more kids have ADD!!! Not being stimulated by PSP, iPhones, or Wii would sure make me bored in math class!!!

I guess I'll just move up to the mountains, live like a hermit, and cry. Or maybe I'll just make the personal choice not to purchase an iRobot when they come out. At least I won't have to fear them when they revolt.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

What's your Viking Name?

Cassie *********
from this day forward you will also be known as
├×├│rhildr , the one we don't let steer

I want a Squirrel, too - but Geez...

As Saddam Hussein was sweating it out in his cell reflecting on the heinous crimes he had committed, Sugar Bush Squirrel was volunteering for sentry duty and inspecting the gallows before the punishment was finally carried out. Hussein was hanged in Iraq, December 30, 2006.

Check out this crazy lady's obsession with dressing up her pet squirrel in Military garb. Weird Wild Stuff.

Someone buy me this calendar.

Just a bunch of Nancys...

The Onion

Pelosi Vows Iraq Scrutiny

New House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has vowed "the harshest scrutiny" to any requests for money or troops from the president. What do you think?

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Old Spice + My Husband = What????

Bruce, my love, what ARE you doing?


well, you know I've always loved my Bruce as a pirate -

But Old Spice just smells like my uncle. Not good, dood. But at least you're WAY better than Hulk Hogan as a spokesman! Ahhh.....

Monday, January 08, 2007

It ain't over till it's over - Movie Review #4561875

I have decided to take a cue from Planetdan and categorize my movie reviews – whether they are videos or new releases in the theatre. Here Goes:

Rocky Balboa
Rating: *****
Why I went to see it: I like Rocky movies (although I never saw Rocky V)
What I had heard before viewing: heard it was supposed to be him as an old underdog again
My initial thoughts: I was not excited to see this, but there was nothing else showing
What I thought about it:
I liked it. I liked it better than that one with Mr. T! Apollo Creed getting killed by that Russian had nothing compared to this last chapter!
Although the outcome of the fight itself was a little predicable, the movie up till that point made you root for Rocky, the 60 year old underdog, once again. Not only did the Rocky theme song make me enjoy the training montage just as much as the first one – I was actually more impressed in his physical training than before, BECAUSE HE IS FRICKIN” 60!!!! More than this, you can identify with where he is in his life why he wants to get back into the ring whether you’re 26 or 66.
I was inspired yet again, and came out with a warm fuzzy from the theatre. And isn’t that reason enough to see this movie?
Well just go back to killing people’s dreams with logic then!!!


Friday, January 05, 2007

Loco Mocos 2006

Well friends, as this snowy January day puts me into a mood of boredom and retrospect, instead of telling you about my glorious holiday travel debacle (I have photos) I will now relate to you, dear readers, Cassie’s Best and Worst of 2006 including some highlights:

Highlights of 2006: My brother came to visit, I moved, my 10 year high school reunion, MS150, my dad paid off my debt, Got a new Tattoo

Best Movie: Little Miss Sunshine
Worst Movie: Stay Alive
Best TV Episode: Finally saw the finale of Six Feet Under - i cried
Worst TV Episode: Season 5 finale of Smallville - drop Lana Lang already!!!
Best Album I Bought: Madonna – Confessions on a Dancefloor (great to bike to)
Worst Album I Bought: Local Shakedown (local bands compilation – snoresville)
Best Book I read: Mists of Avalon
Best Book I started to read but haven’t finished: Lolita
Worst Book I read: Wi’tch Series
Worst Book I started and flung into the sea: Sword of Shanara (no more fantasy novels after this)
Best Book I bought but haven’t started yet: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Best Moment: Crossing the finish line at the MS150
Worst Moment: My dad sent out a picture of his broken nose
Best Restaurant: Casablanca (Morrocan food is AWESOME)
Worst Restaurant: Random diner in New Jersey with my dad (cockroaches, dood)
Best Loco Mocos Post: And Now for Something Completely Different
Worst Loco Mocos Post: The months of Nov-Dec have been quite boring
Number of Rants: 9
Number of Hungover, Bar or Alcohol related posts: 12
My Favorite Posts of 2006:
Time Space Continuum, No Time To Post, Looking Within, I live Therefore I Rant, Ode to Boston Market, Huzzah, Class Reunion, My Car, Jeff Allen, New Art Wing, Krull

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Post Holiday Feelings

2 Dollar Productions , this is the funniest picture i've ever seen.

Well done.

Holiday Recovery

Even though I was their captive, the Indians allowed me quite a bit of freedom. I could walk freely, make my own meals, and even hurl large rocks at their heads. It was only later that I discovered that they were not Indians at all but only dirty-clothes hampers.
~Jack Handey
Hope everyone had great holidays!!!