11.29.2005

I'm a sex kitten?


You're Brigitte Bardot!


What Classic Pin-Up Are You?
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Who'd have thought? I mean I know I've got the innocent thing going on, but I've never tried the sex-kitten act.... I'll have to try that sometime. I mean I make myself uncomfortable a lot of times when I try stuff like that, but I'll just have to try to get over that. There has to be some reason I'm still single. (Besides the fact that I live in a town where there's just not enough quality fish to choose from.)




Question of the Day: What size shoe do you wear?

jewelry...

So I've been doing jewelry making, and it's fun. I'm really enjoying it. Stringing beads onto wire and then crimping them off. Coming up with designs. I made a necklace, earrings and bracelet last night that I'm wearing now that I really like. It's purple (of course), and they're rather pretty. The earrings are really simple, just two kinds of beads, a flat-ish oval purple beard and seed beads on a head pin. Then the necklace and bracelet are done with the same kind of beads but they're looped around so it looks like it's a ladder. There's a name for the technique, but I don't know what it is. I think I want to stop by JoAnn's or Michael's tonight and buy more beads tonight after class. These would make great gifts. I do have to make another set like the one I'm wearing for my cousin Kelly. She's graduating from High School at the end of this school year, and it would be a good gift. But I think I'll make hers in black instead of purple because it's more her style that way.



Question of the Day: What's your favorite vending machine snack?

11.27.2005

I'm sleepy.....

I know, If I'm tired I should go to bed, but I'm not sure I want to yet. That's really just me being stubborn. I have no good reason not to go to bed. I don't even have a bad reason not to go to bed. It's after 1:30 in the morning on a Sunday night (Monday really), and I'm not sure why I'm awake. I went to see The Ice Harvest with Chris earlier, and got back around 12:30, I guess. I had to finish a project I had started before I left so I didn't go to bed then. I need to shower before I sleep, but I don't want to because I'm going to be doing stinky things early tomorrow, like detailing my car so I can sell it (I'm going to miss my VW, even if it doesn't work properly). Oh, well. I am really sleepy. I guess, I will go shower and sleep....



Question of the Day: What kind of shampoo do you use?

Mean Reindeer

So, I was over at a neighbor's house earlier today, helping her decorate her house. She has a large house and needed help putting up garland and lights. At any rate, we were listening to Christmas music while decorating and for the first time in my life I really listened to the words of the song, "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Think about the words, really. It's all about how this little reindeer was teased and hated for being different. Then when he gets recognized and earns world fame, Rudolph suddenly has all the friends in the world!! It's sad. In all reality, it's telling kids that you have to be famous to have friends!! It's a horrible thing to be teaching kids. I never realized that it was so bad....



Question of the Day: What's your favorite Christmas Holiday song?

11.26.2005

Pins & Needles

So, I applied to the William Morris Agency last week. They've got this amazing agent training program that I am dying to be a part of. I am so unbelievably excited about this I can hardly sleep. The office I've been working in is closing as of December 31, so I'm moving out to Los Angeles. Ever since I made the decision, I have been on pins and needles (hence the title). I haven't been sleeping because I'm too excited with this decision. I've been looking up prices on Uhauls (it's only going to cost about $500 plus gas to move all my crap!!) and apartments. My friend Chris, who currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, is probably going to be moving with me. I've already gotten promises from friends here that they will come and visit me there. I think we'll probably get a one-bedroom because it's a cheaper, and we'll do that until we get steady incomes (he'll have to sleep on a futon or something in the living room). But once we save up enough money for a down payment, I want to buy a place rather than renting. I hate the idea of donating my money to someone else....



At any rate, I'm zoning out now. More later....



Question of the Day: What kind of vacation would you go on if you had two weeks and no budget limit?

11.24.2005

Thanksgiving

I'm sitting here watching one of the many parades that's on TV today, and I'm not really sure why. We never did the parade thing when I was growing up. My dad was a pilot so whenever we did a turkey for Thanksgiving, he would leave the next day on a trip and my mom and I would be stuck with all the leftovers, and he would have it for maybe one day. This was always especially amusing because my mom found out that she's actually allergic to turkey. I've never liked it (or ham for that matter), so it's always been interesting here. My dad's birthday is this coming Sunday, so he is a Turkey. At least we've always called him that. He loves turkey. So it's caused just a bit of tension in my house. But since my dad is sick and can't do any of the cooking, my mom and I overrule him. So, we're having prime rib today. Especially since the last few years we've gone out to eat with friends, and my dad didn't want to do that this year. So he really can't have turkey this year. He's just completely S.O.L. I don't feel sorry for him. (OK, maybe a little, but I really don't like turkey.)



Question of the Day: How are you spending Thanksgiving? (A little more normal question today, but hey, it's a holiday....)

11.22.2005

Insane Drivers

I officially hate this town. Or at least driving in this town.



I was trying to get gas today, and just getting around the parking lot was pure insanity (I get gas at Costco, it's a LOT cheaper, usually by 10-15 cents). At any rate, I've decided to come up with a list of my driving pet peeves. Just the little things that piss me off.

  • Turn signals: why don't people use them? They're there for a reason, dammit!!

  • Don't cut someone off just to turn at the next intersection. Get behind them!!!

  • When getting off the highway, don't slow down more than a hundred feet from the exit. The people behind you don't always want to get off at the same freaking place!!!

  • Parallel driving isn't cool. If the person next to you is going to same speed you are, for the love of god, either spped up and get in front of them, or slow down enough to get behind them, so the people behind you don't have a coronary because they are running late and can't pass you!!!

  • There is no place outside of a residential area or a construction zone that the speed limit is less than 45 mph. Please do not drive 25 miles per hour....

  • I think there needs to be an additional driving test for cell phones. Some people can drive and talk at the same time, no problem. Other people slow down 10 mph and start weaving all over the road.

  • Don't make a left turn into the right lane if there's more than one lane!!! (I've narrowly missed so many accidents because of this...) If your car can't make the turn, it's probably because your going to freakin' fast!!!

  • I don't care how late you are, lights turn red for a reason....




Question of the Day: What do you want to be when you grow up?

11.21.2005

MOVIES!!!

I am so proud of myself!!! I've finally gotten back into my movie swing again. Well sorta.



My friend Chris came over to Fort Myers for the weekend (he lives in Fort Lauderdale) and he was always my movie buddy. So while he was here, we saw 3 different movies this weekend. YAY!!! Considering I haven't seen a movie in the theaters since A History of Violence came out.



We started off when he came into town on Friday, I dragged him to the new Harry Potter movie. It's the first time I've actually read the book before seeing the movie (in terms of a Harry Potter book), so I was laughing and random spots that people didn't understand. I thought the books were much bigger, but apparently not. Or at least no one really remembered the little stuff that I thought was amusing.



At any rate, I had a crap-load of stufff to do on Saturday that I did while watching movies on TV (The Lady Eve, Legally Blonde, and Serendipity) that I only vaguely got done.



Sunday, I worked at my temp job (I only work holidays), then had a group meeting 'til 6:30, so we met for another couple of movies. We started with Walk the Line. That was a fantastic movie. I really loved it. Reese Whitherspoon is a better actress than even I gave her credit for, and I knew she was good....



I'm a huge movie fan, so you probably don't want to take my movie advicce simply because I end to like everything. You have to get used to my degrees of liking a movie. "Fantastic" is 4 stars, "Great" is 3 stars, "Good" is 2 stars, "I liked it" is one star. Only, "Eh" doesn't get any stars. And if I say I don't like a movie, it gets negative stars....



At any rate, after that one, we went to Jarhead. That was great. It was a little beyond what I expected. I knew that military guys were intense, but I didn't think they were that intense. My dad was Navy, waaaaay back in the day. Not only that but he was a test pilot. So he was completely crazy, so I had an idea of how nuts military guys could be. But the USMC is veeerrrry different than the Navy.... And that's all I have to say about that....



Question of the Day: What kind of underwear are you wearing?

11.18.2005

Strange Trip

So, I had the most bizarre dream I've had in a long while last night. It involved Jeremy Irons barking like a dog (doing very good impressions by the way), and an amazing amount of Jelly Beans. I was apparently working at a KFC, but we didn't serve chicken, we only served Jelly Beans. At one point, there was someone else I recognized as a movie star, but can't remember now showed up and was driving the truck with the barking Jeremy Irons in the back. Then, later, I was Scarlett O'Hara, and Rhett was shoveling horse manure while I was trying to move a piano so we didn't get snowed in, but it fell off a cliff and started an avalanche. Like I said, it was one of the more bizarre dreams I've had in a long time.....



Question of the Day: Where were you born?

11.17.2005

Late Night

I'm not entirely sure why I'm awake right now, but I'm watching The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He's so awesome. He's from Scotland, so he's got one of those awesome accents, but it's not so thick that I can't understand him.



While I was in New Zealand, I stayed at a youth hostel in Christchurch called Faulty Towers. It was named for, but not copying entirely Fawlty Towers. At any rate there was an older gent from Glasgow staying there at the same time, and I'm sure he was very nice, and I know he was speaking English, but I couldn't understand a word he said. Actually, I understood a word here and there, but it was few and far between. His accent was so thick, it was crazy!



I miss New Zealand.... I want to go back, but I can't afford it if I want to save money for my future and moving and everything else.... Especially since when it comes to vacations, I really don't know the meaning of "moderation." I was there for 2 months and spent probably $5 grand (or more), and stayed in Youth Hostels at $12-15 per night. The big ticket was that I rented a car and that was $900. So, then I'd spend money on food and the youth hostels. And drop a random $100 or more on activities. It's no wonder I couldn't afford to go sky diving when I wanted to.....



Question of the Day: Where did/ do/ will you go to college/ uni?

11.16.2005

Key to my.... heart....

The Keys to Your Heart




You are attracted to those who have a split personality - cold as ice on the outside but hot as fire in the heart.



In love, you feel the most alive when your lover is creative and never lets you feel bored.



You'd like to your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.



You would be forced to break up with someone who was ruthless, cold-blooded, and sarcastic.



Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future... one you can grow with.



Your risk of cheating is 100%. You are not suited for a monogamous relationship.



You think of marriage something you've always wanted... though you haven't really thought about it.



In this moment, you think of love as something you thirst for. You'll do anything for love, but you won't fall for it easily.



What Are The Keys To Your Heart?



Question of the Day: What kind of car do you drive?

11.15.2005

Mistaken Identity

Today, I e-mailed someone with the same name as me. Well almost. Her name is spelled slightly different. Her name is spelled the way everyone assumes that mine is spelled. My last name is actually a fairly common last name, all things considered, but no one can seem to spell it correctly. Everyone seems to want to stick an E in it somewhere, or an S on the end of it. But last week I verbally gave a new friend my e-mail address. He asked how to spell my first name ("I or Y or IE? One B or two?"), but not my last. I of course didn't correct him, wanting to see what happened. His e-mail finally got to me over the weekend when he told me what had happened. I knew that he would either get a "Mailer-Daemon" or some random person he's never met. Either way it would be pretty damn funny for me. But apparently, he got another girl, and he told me that, so I e-mailed her today. I have yet to hear anything back from her....



Question of the Day: What is your favorite chewing gum flavor?

11.14.2005

Signs of Affection

hug from behind
hug from behind - you like to feel what the other
person is feeling and see things how they see
them. you tend to be serious and emotional.


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Question of the Day: Who is your favorite CSI character?

Hidden Talents

Archery
Your hidden talent lies in Archery. You are kind, outgoing, and cheerful. You know that quitters never win and strive to do your best to be the best. Some might think you'd do anything to win, but thats because they've never had a chance to really get to know you. You are truly kind hearted and a good person, no matter what anyone else tries to say. Chances are that they're just jealous of you.



Where Does Your Hidden Talent Lie?
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Question of the Day: What's your favorite kind of pizza?

Viva Variety!

So I found a podcast that I love.



It's by Variety and it's movie interviews. So, of course I love it. But it's the Variety Screening Series 2005. And it's really fantastic. I'm listening to the first one of the right now: and interview with Charlize Theron and Niki Caro about North Country.



I love listening to podcasts while I'm working on my computer. I've got the Andy Rooney one and one called Martini Shot by Rob Long that's brilliant if you're involved in the entertainment industry. It's hysterical.




Question of the Day: What's the last song you listened to, and Where does it fall on your rating scale?

11.13.2005

Essential Details

Blah Blah Blah...



Hmm, so I was thinking and if you just happened to stumble across this blog, you really don't know anything about me. So just to fill in some details. Obviously I'll tell you a lot more as I write more in the blog and add more entries, but I thought I'd stick some vitals in here.




  • I'm a movie fanatic, but I don't have a favorite movie.

  • I can't watch horror movies. (I couldn't sleep for 2 weeks after a friend forced me to watch The Ring.)

  • I've never had a relationship work for more than 3 weeks.

  • I'm still a virgin.

  • I'm an only child.

  • My dad was 50 and my mom was 25 when I was born.

  • My favorite color is purple. (The color of my shirt in my profile picture.)

  • I currently live with my parents, but I hope to be moving to L.A. soon.

  • I started college at 16 at a school called Simon's Rock College of Bard. (The Coen Brothers went there.)

    • No, it's not a prep school.

    • Everyone there starts at 16 or 17, after their sophomore or junior year of high school.

    • We were all high school drop outs. I had to go back and get my GED because when I tried to get into another college after I got my AA, the computers couldn't process me.

  • I love crime shows like CSI and Criminal Minds.

  • I watch a lot of HGTV and Food Network because I work from home and my mom generally has control over the TV.

  • I don't own an iPod (but I want one).

  • I love trashy romance novels.

  • I do have a few favorite authors:

    • Christine Feehan

    • Terry Goodkind

    • Dara Joy

    • Stephanie Laurens

    • Edward Jay Epstein (he writes articles on the movie industry for Slate magazine)

    • Sherrilyn Kenyon

    • There are a lot more that I can't remember right now....

I'd say more, but I think that's enough for now....



Question of the Day: What's your favorite art? (I'm thinking like fine art: painting, sculpture, photography, theater, etc.)

The World is Not Enough

Ok, so it's waaaay too early for Christmas. I'm in shock that Thanksgiving is next week, and Christmas is less than a month and a half away. That's just not okay!!!



So I was thinking about Christmas and about the worst line in a movie ever, namely the last (or nearly last) line in The World is Not Enough:

James Bond : “I was wrong about you”

Dr. Christmas Jones : “Yeah? How so?”

James Bond : “I thought Christmas only comes once a year.”


It's officially the worst movie quote ever. They named that character that just for that line!! It's so cheesy!! AAGH!!



OK, I'm over it....



Question of the Day: What color is your hair?

11.12.2005

Jazz and the Cult of the Mac

I love Jazz. I'm currently listening to DI.fm's Modern Jazz stream and I love it. It's got Miles Davis and Coltrane, and Eric Dolphy is currently playing, though I've never heard of him. I love it. It's so good, with a great beat the doesn't distract from whatever you're *supposed* to be doing (like homework, usually, though often times it's just work.)



I am a card carrying member of the cult of the Mac. I think there's a book with that title, though I've never read it. But in this household we have 6 Macs in various stages of useability. There's a 10 or 15 year old s/e 30 that hasn't functioned quite properly since cell phones started being popular. I think the radio waves mess with it's functionality. We've got a Performa 630 that was mine, then my mom stole it from me to play with Quicken. We've got an old shell of a PowerMac G3 that my dad fried by playing with it's system files far too much. We took it partially apart to see if we could fix it, and couldn't. But luckily we did manage to take the hard drive out of it and off load the files onto the G5 that we got for my dad for Father's day last year. It's not a dual sadly, and it's over a year old, so it's only 1.6 gHtz, but that's still pretty damn fast! Then we've got a toilet seat/clam shell iBook. One of the originals that's about 6 years old (maybe a little more). I got it sometime during my first year of college. It still functions mostly well, except it has no hard drive space left because we put OSX 10.3 on it. Also the battery is pretty much defunct: it won't even turn on unless it's plugged in. Then there's my computer. It's the newest and the sexiest. Granted it's not a G5, but it is an almost brand new iBook. It's all sleek and white and pretty. I got it in June with the money I got for my graduation. I do literally everything on this computer and have it with me at nearly all times.



Question of the Day: Polka dotted or plaid skirts/pants?

Hmmm....

Ok, so I've gotten addicted to blogging. I admit it. I have two other blogs that are completely unrealted to me. One is work related and I just update it to tell all my clients what is going on, and the other is just random jokes that I get e-mailed. But I find this fun, and interesting, and I'm wondering if anyone actually cares about my life.



Not that my life is all that interesting, mind you. I used to think so. As teenagers, we all think our lives are vastly wonderful and interesting. And then, hopefully, at some point we find out otherwise. Wow, that sounds amazingly depressing. I'm really not a depressed person. I used to be, but I'm not anymore. I don't even know where to begin with this blog thing. So many of my friends and people I know do this, and I'm just getting into it, so I figure, "Why not?"



I'm hoping I'll have time to do this on a regular basis and really get into it, but who knows?



Question of the day: What is your favorite ice cream flavor, after eating BBQ ribs at a picnic in July (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, December if you live in the Southern)? (Because time and place matters when choosing the proper flavor.)