August 24, 2006

They picked my numbers!!! They picked my numbers!!! I won!


Never ever, EVER have they picked my numbers. As long as I have ever played Lotto, never have I won anything. Whether I do QuickPicks, or choose my own numbers, special to only me, they never pick my numbers.

But today? I had the right numbers!

Yes! It’s true! And during my birthday week too!

I’m so lucky!

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August 21, 2006

It’s my birthday (week)!

If you know me personally, you might be familiar with how I spend my birthday. For me, it’s not about the day. It’s about the week. This Friday, along with Regis Philbin, Billy Ray Cyrus, Elvis Costello, Sean Connery, and other August 25 babies, I will celebrate the day I came into this world. OK, so maybe Reege & Co. won’t be celebrating my world premiere, but they will be celebrating that day. As should all of you. Because were it not for the momentous occasion of my birth, you would be doing something other than reading this right now. See how I have changed your life? You probably can’t say that about Billy Ray Cyrus, can you?

August 17, 2006

Stuff Portrait Friday

This week’s assignment from Kristine was a potpourri of stuff.

1. Your Supplies
2. Your Bag
3. Your Mail box

My entries this week are not too exciting, unfortunately. And I’m posting early because I’m going to see Toad the Wet Sprocket tonight. Yes, I am an 80s junkie. Like, totally.

My supplies. These supplies have been in a box for many many months, until I took them out to take a photo of them. Knitting isn’t a popular summer activity, you know?
My supplies

My bag. This is my newest bag. It cost me around $90, but it came with FOUR PAIRS OF SHOES. Actually, the bag was a freebie on DSW’s opening day, but I like to say it cost me 90 bucks.
My bag

My mail box. I love to come home from work and see what the mail carrier (I’m so PC!) has brought to me. Usually it’s for the people who used to live here. But next Friday is my birthday so there should be some stuff in there for me soon!
So, did you play? I wanna see your stuff!

August 16, 2006

Caption this

Jasper's opinion

August 14, 2006

Oh Baby, Baby, how was I supposed to know…

…that my cell phone redialed the last number that called me?

…and that the number it redialed just happened to belong to my boss?

…and that my phone chose to redial my boss’ phone while I was driving my car, with the iPod blasting Britney Spears, who begged, “Hit me baby, one more time!”

Yes, I do know how to embarrass myself. Case in point, I just admitted to the Internets that I have Britney Spears on my iPod.

August 11, 2006

525,600 minutes

Once upon a time, I had a really good first date. As with most first dates, I was nervous as I anticipated his arrival. Well, not nervous as much as anxious. For some reason though, this one was different. As soon as he picked me up, the anxiety subsided. The unfamiliarity was still there, but it was so easy to be around this guy. Before he picked me up, I remembered that he was cute, but I kept wanting to look over as he drove, to make sure I was right in my initial impression. I didn’t need to stare too long and come across as some freaky gawking girl. I was right. He was cute.

He took me to Palo Alto for dinner at a cute little Italian place, the kind of place where the tables are placed close together. Thankfully we were practically the only ones there, so we didn’t have the eyes of other diners upon us, hanging on our every first-date word. “Do you have any siblings?” “Where did you go to school?” “What kinds of things do you like to do?” and other fascinating questions that make up the conversation. Honestly, I don’t remember what we talked about. All I remember was he was easy to talk to. And he held the door open for me. And he liked good wine and chewed with his mouth closed. These are all plusses in my book.

After dinner, we walked over to the Stanford Theatre to see a classic starring Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, and Cary Grant. Before the show, I excused myself to visit the ladies room and have some interior dialogue on how I felt the dinner went. And I probably freshened my lipgloss or something girlie like that. He was waiting for me outside the entrance to the plush theatre. As I started to follow behind him to find seats, he stopped, and maybe backed up a bit. He said he wanted to walk side-by-side. I thought that was cute, and for a split second thought something about walking side-by-side down a different aisle someday. Then I mentally told myself “Shut up! It’s a first date for Pete’s sake!”

Part of the Stanford Theatre’s charm is the pipe organ onstage, offering pre-show entertainment that you just don’t get at the large cineplexes. The organist was playing Someone to Watch Over Me when we walked in. I remember this.

The movie was very sweet, as only classics like that can be, and I decided then and there to pay more attention to AMC and to add Cary Grant to my TiVo wishlist.

I don’t recall the conversation on the ride home, but I knew I wanted to see him again, and soon. I mentioned something to that effect, without sounding like some sort of desperate loser, and I gave him a hug good-bye. Yes, I sound like a prude, but this night was just too sweet to ruin it with a botched attempt at a first kiss. Besides, Mom always taught me to play hard-to-get.

That date was one year ago. And tonight I’m going back. Same restaurant. Same movie theatre. Same cute guy.

Stuff Portrait Friday: Titles

Kristine made us get extra creative this week. Our assignment?

Song title
Book title
Movie title

Matte was instrumental in this week’s assignment. He gave me the idea for the book, and helped with the song shot. I’m not going to divulge what the titles are…you can try and figure them out for yourselves. I want to see how smart y’all are.

Song title
Song title

Book title
Book title

Movie title
Movie title

Did you play?

UPDATE: OK, I’ll give you the answers because I think I went a little too subtle with it. The song is Too Much Time on My Hands, and Army of Mom guessed it correctly. What does she win? How about a broken Disney watch? I think I have some to spare. Other excellent guesses were Time After Time and Clocks. The book is The Color Purple, and the movie? Well, Domino is a great guess and so is 21, if that’s a movie. But those 2 dominoes are supposed to convey 2001. I know, it’s a stretch. Perhaps I should have gone with my other idea, a domino with 6 dots on one side, 1 on the other for Se7en.

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