Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Monday, August 29, 2005

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school. How exciting. I've already skipped a class too! Actually, I've even dropped the class. It was Sculpture and I really didn't want to take it in the first place, but I needed another "art elective" and it was the only one that fit my schedule. So, I'll just take something in the spring. I'll just have to remember to register early enough so that I don't get shut out of the classes. Those spots go quite quickly.

Tomorrow is "ET" and no, it's not the study of the extra-terrestrial.

It's the study of Environmental Technology. I guess it's where we study things like "Daylighting" and not sure what else. It starts at 7:45AM and goes until 9AM. I haven't had that early of a class in a while! Sure hope I can drag my butt outta bed for it!!! It just sucks b/c I'm about 40-45 minutes away, so I have to get up extra early. Ugh!

Sunday, August 28, 2005


1995 Chevy Lumina
  • Birth: February 9, 1999
  • Death: August 27, 2005

Immediate Cause of Death:
  • Leak in the intake manifold which led to:
  • Water getting into the oil (not pretty)
Lingering Causes of Death:
  • Broken A/C
  • Shot Struts
  • Foggy Headlight (and no, they were not fog-lights)
  • Strange, undiscovered problem resulting from accident in 2004
  • Wearing brakes
  • Broken Cassette Tape Player (Never worked since birth)
  • Silent Left-side Speakers
  • Rust
  • Dents, Dings and Scratches
  • Plain Ole "Hillbilly Mobile"

The funerary procession: Saturday, August 27th at 9:45am.
Place of interment: Worshil's Junkyard.
(Fitting since Matt (aka Rat Bastard) and I bought it together)

Next of Kin:

2002 Hyundai Sonata
  • Birth: August 25, 2005
  • Death: Not for a VERY LONG TIME!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Tell her what she's won, Bob.....


Ok, so Bob didn't give me a new car, but I bought one. The one in the pic is a stock photo of it. I get to pick it up tomorrow. Woo hoo!!! I'm so excited and scared at the same time. I have only been free of car payments for 1-1/2 years and now I've got to have another one. :( Sure thought I'd have my sugar daddy (or have my new fabulous design job) by the time I bought a new car. Oh well, maybe next time.

But, did I tell you that it has a CD player AND a sun/moonroof?! Oh, and it's silver...all I wanted in a new car and for a decent price! Yippee

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Biggest Loser

No, I'm not talking about the tv show. I'm talking about the great 80's teen movie "Can't Buy Me Love" with hottie Patrick Dempsy. (However, he's hotter now!!) The movie's filled with mullets, poofy hair and the African Anteater ritual! I can't believe we looked like that....ok, I never really looked like that b/c I was never "cool" enough to look like that. The reason why I never looked like that (although thought I did!) was b/c I was a loser. I never got into the "popular clique" but I was in a "group." I still remember Queen of the snots in grade school saying that us girls should split up for basketball as "Our group against your group." Nice, eh? So, naturally I can sympathize with Ronald and wanting to be in the popular crowd. Looking back now, I realize that I'm SO much better off for just being myself!! At our reunion most of those popular kids were just meeting back up again whereas I had remained friends with my "clique" since then. Who's the loser now?!

So the movie goes with the whole guy gets girl, guy loses girl, girl goes and gets guy back. Along with the bullies/preppies picking on those more on the geeky side, coupled with the geek-chic-geek guy who points out how, when they were all little there were no cliques (which I find hard to believe) so why can't they all just get along now?! Oh and the slow clap at the end...that's freakin' awesome! Not to mention the bad dubbing job. "Bullstuff" is still my favorite one! Ha!

One thing about the movie I just noticed....in the New Years Eve Party scene, they are all drinking Miller's but when Cindy spills the beans about their deal, the next shot of the gang shows them holding Budweisers! I've never noticed an inconsistency in a movie before. Yea me! :)

Oh how I love the teen romantic comedies of the 80's! :P

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

And the hits just keep on coming....

New reality show that's freakin' hilarious!!! Tommy Lee Goes to College. Featuring none other than Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame. It's great! He's just hilarious. Him going through the halls of the dorms looking for a roommate. He talks to a gay guy, a foreigner, and a dork. He ends up with a dude who's probably just your average guy....not too popular, not too dorky. So, they decide to be roommates, but the accommodations just wouldn't do for a rock star. What does a rock star do then? Why have his whole "decorating team" come in and redo the room. Now the room has a big screen TV and cool draperies, classy glassware, and linens.

Off to the bookstore and Tommy is buying TONS of books. He's taking Chemistry, Criminal Law, English, and many others. I'm sure he "spent" tons of money too on those books.

Next episode (coming up now) shows Tommy trying out for the band. He's currently in the science lab and his prof is instructing him on what a "rad" is since Tommy used that word to describe the lab. The prof explains what a radian is and that it is called a "rad." (I learned all about those last summer in Physics) The English prof is typical (sorry Lisa). She's got her hair pulled back in a ponytail and wears glasses and dresses very plainly.

Ok...gonna finish watching the show. From what I've seen, it's going to be a great one! :)

My only complaint....why couldn't he have chosen KSU???!!! That would have ROCKED!

Sunday, August 21, 2005

so surreal

My reality show hang-up is The Surreal Life. I must say I've watched this show from the beginning....and it's STILL hilarious! This season didn't look so good b/c the cast seemed really unwatchable. Oh how wrong I was! However, Janice Dickerson is kinda obnoxious with her "I'm a supermodel. I'm a supermodel." She just whines and complains and states how she's a supermodel and that means she can't do something or shouldn't have to do something or it entitles her to whatever she fancies. Then Omarosa is another Diva who thinks she should get everything she wants and is the most important person there. Balki (aka Bronson Pinchot) is on it too and he's kinda strange. I think I liked him better as Balki. On this show he's just kind of creepy/perverse. I don't know too much about the others on the show. There's Jose Canseco, yeah I know he's a ball player, but that's about it. Then Carey Hart who's a motocross dude, and finally Caprice. I guess she's a model as well.

Tonite's episode found the lifers playing softball against "dead ringers." Dolly, Michael (along with umbrella man), Tina Turner, Elton John, and many others played against them. The funniest part was Stevie Wonder was the umpire!!!! I know it wasn't the real Stevie Wonder, but just the thought of a blind guy being the ump was hilarious! After the game they went to Vegas and Janice was being obnoxious, as usual. So, it lost it's fun after the game.

As funny as this season is, I don't think it comes close to last season. With Vern (aka Mini-me) peeing in the work-out room while intoxicated, to Peter Brady being chased by a crazed, drunken girl who's 1/2 his age! (now they have their own reality show...should be interesting) Oh!! And there was Chyna, the pro-wrestler. She was just nuts too, but you couldn't help but to feel sorry for her b/c you could tell how unhappy she was and masking her pain with her antics. I'm just glad that she got rid of that jerk (being polite) bf (x-Pac). She's so much better off! Anyway, it was a hilarious season and this current one is just not as captivating as the past ones. The one with Tammy Faye and Eric Estrada and others was just as hilarious as last season.

Ok, that's enough about being surreal. Back to reality and off to bed. Nighty-night!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Why is it...

...you're SO sleepy at work and immediately when you get home from work (after a 50 min drive b/c of the slow asses on the road you can't pass), but when it's time to go to bed, you can't go to sleep b/c you're not sleepy??? I don't get it?!?!

And, was that a grammatically correct sentence or was it a run-on or fragment? Right now, I don't know. Not sure I care either.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

My wild and crazy Saturday

I'm at Delaware again for the weekend, but this time I had my driver, Jennifer, bring me down. Ok, so she's not really my driver, she's my friend and she drove us down here for a little relaxation. You see, Delaware has a pool. woo hoo!!! I always wanted to have a friend who had a pool. Now, I do! the only problem, the pool was infested by algae. The water was cloudy and creepy. So, we went to the pool store and got some chemicals to clean it up. However, we wouldn't be able to use it until today. :( So, we got the chemicals in it and let them work. This morning, all the crap was on the bottom and we started to sweep it up. Doing so also drained the pool of a lot of its water. Once most all of the crap was swept up, we started filling it back up, and got in to swim a little. We stayed in for a few hours until the pizza man came. Lisa suggested cooking/grilling some burgers, we nixed that as it was TOO DANG HOT to cook! So, we ordered pizza.

After we ate, we took the required 30 min break before returning to the water. After that, we got back in and stayed in until 3:30ish. Then it was time to hit the showers and get ready to go to dinner. We went to Hibatchi Japan, had some sushi and our meals. Then, off to the mall. Jen and I hit Macy's while Lisa and Izzy went somewhere else. As Jen and I were leaving Macy's into the mall, we saw something flying around. I thought it was a bird of some sort. Upon closer inspection, we discovered it was a bat! Seriously, it was a live bat flying close to the ground around the mall. I thought for sure it was going to go straight for my neck and suck all the blood out!!! People were trying to get around it and kids were crying b/c they were scared of it. Jen and I ducked inside a store and when it hooked left, we went right. We heard people screaming and running from it. Honestly, it was only about 10" from wing tip to wing tip, so it wasn't a monstrous thing by any means! After that excitement, we went into a couple other stores and then left. Boy, do we know how to party on a saturday night or what?! Once we get home, Izzy had passed out on the ride home and I carried her up to her room to go to bed. Mind you, she was asleep pretty much the whole time until I started carrying her upstairs. She asked why I was taking her upstairs. I told her b/c it was time for bed. She said that it wasn't b/c she had a nap. I reminded her that she didn't. I put her in bed and then she starts with something about her mother and how she wanted her to carry her up the stairs. She was starting to cry (fake cry like she does when she doesn't get her way or when she's EXTREMELY cranky/tired) and Lisa came up and was going to put her to bed. I would have just kissed her good night and turned out the lights. Lisa read her a chapter of a book they're reading and a little while later, came downstairs and said that Izzy was still awake. She knew that Izzy wouldn't go to bed if she had slept in the car on the way home. I thought she would just go right back to sleep since she was SO tired and worn out from swimming all day. I wonder if she's still up now? Lisa told her she had to stay upstairs and I'm surprised she hasn't made an appearance down here yet.

So, that was our day/night. Tomorrow we're leaving about 11am. We'll get back home around 3ish. I get to go look at a car tomorrow. Mine is dying. That sucks. I really wanted it to last me through this last year of school. I don't think it's going to make it. This other car is a 93 Honda Accord with 100,000 miles on it, but in imacculate condition. It belongs to my dad's cousin who kept it up and only wants $2000 for it. The only problem...it's a stick...I don't know how to drive a stick and am a little leary of doing so. But, it's $2000 and I know the owner and know she wouldn't lie to me about it. Another option would be to put the over $700 necessary to fix my car. My hesitation is that my car is only worth about $500. Also, if I put this money into my car, how long until something ELSE breaks?! It's so frustrating. I could go out and buy one, but I really don't want a car payment, especially when I'm not sure what kind of employment I'll have after the fall semester and once I graduate. Hopefully I'll get a fabulous job and I won't have to worry about it, but I'm not holding my breath on that one! so, I guess I'll be learning how to work a stick. Keep your fingers crossed that I get it and call me to find out when I'll be on the road so you can make sure you're not in the same area I am!!!!

Becoming a professional

So, I received an e-mail from my ID prof. Apparently, the budget for the renovation of the College of Education office came in and they can go ahead with it and go all out. New furniture and finishes and everything! So, my prof said that they would still like to work with me on these selections. The problem is this will probably start during the school year. That's going to make it a little rough with work and my other school responsibilities. I do feel bad b/c I'm not the only one who started out on this project. There were 5 of us who began this and came up with a new floorplan for the renovation. We showed them our designs, and they told us what they liked and disliked in each of them. So, we went back to the drawing board and revamped. We showed them, again, the revised plans and they chose one that they liked.....mine! I think that's great and really boosted my self-esteem about going into this field. However, ever since my layout was chosen, the other girls seem to have been dropped from the project. I really don't think that's fair since they all wanted to take part in it. I asked my prof about the others and he ignored it. I think he just wants me to work on it, but I really don't know if I'm up to being solely responsible for this redesign. I'm affraid I'll pick out things they won't like or won't be able to create a cool space. I'd feel more comfortable having the other girls and I colaborating on it. I may just have them help out anyway.

If I pull this off, all by myself, I'll know that I can handle being a "professional."

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Night of the CREEPS

Ok, today started out fine. We had Jen's bridal shower, which went very well. It seemed like everyone had a good time. Whew! It's over! So, we decide to go out for the afternoon and possibly the evening. GREAT! We haven't hung out for the longest time! So, we head up to the Winery at Wolf Creek. My first time there or at any winery. Very nice, and pleasant. Relaxing was the tone and atmosphere there. We drank a bottle of wine, had some cheese, crackers and cookies. All was right with the world. Then.....it happened! I walked outside and met up with everyone...had to make a pitstop first, and as we were walking to the car, I happened to look up and over at the people walking in. My heart stopped for a second and when I looked again, I knew it was true. The guy walking in was my ex-fiancee.....with his wife! It was one of those things that our eyes met (even though we both had sunglasses on) and I instantly felt nauseous! Then I looked again, and he was still looking at me. So, I nonchalantly tell my friends who that was and what do they do??? Why, they call his name...SEVERAL times! It was the last time they called that he turned around. I, being the mature one, was hiding behind the cars. Then quickly got into the car and we left. I saw him and his wife kind of steal away from plain sight as well. Wonder if he told her why these women were calling his name? Now THAT'S a conversation where I'd like to be the fly on the wall.....or just hanging around to overhear and then add my two cents to since I'm sure he wouldn't give her the whole truth as he's incapable of telling the truth! I should have known that seeing him was not a good omen for the evening.

After the winery, we went to a little bar called The Legends. It's not a bad place. We got dinner and had a couple drinks. Then Rae & Lisa decide to play some pool. So, we played for a while, taking turns, all the while jenny and Rae tell me how I need to find a guy in the bar since I'm the only single one. Let's just say there weren't any good ones to choose from, in my opinion. Fast forward to a little later....Lisa and I return from the "cheerleaders" room (aka the potty) and there's this guy sitting around the pool table. He's tan, short, bald, and OLD!!!!! He's also drinking a beer. I go back over to where our things are and I'm wondering what the hell is going on. So I look over at him and he points at me and then motions for me to come over to where he is. I go and he asks if I bought him a beer. I told him I didn't and that I knew nothing about it. I told him that I was in the restroom and when I came back, he was here. He said that my friends told him that I bought it since I was the only single one in the group. Nice, eh? He told me how he was from PA and here for the Football Hall of Fame festivities. He was wearing a Dan Marino jersey. Jen came over and said something about the other guy who was with him wearing the pink shirt. He said it was his son. Jen said that they should come over and play pool with us. The guy returned to his table and they each took turns looking over to where we were. I made a point to NOT be looking in that direction. I was ready to KILL Jen and Rae. I just found that SO embarrassing. I didn't even think that they were cute....NONE in that group! And how can this old man think that we'd want to buy HIM a beer???!! By the time that they actually came over to play pool, some other dude put money on the table for the next 2 games, so once ours was over, we left. The old man was a little perturbed and I think his son was too. He asked where we were going, I told him I didn't know as my friends were all out the door before I could even grab my purse!!!

Next stop, Harbor Inn. Here we found no place to sit other than right by the door going in from the patio and it was hotter than blue blazes right there. There was a $5 cover for the band playing inside and there were no seats outside, so we left. As we were crossing the street, this guy asks us where we were going. We told him we didn't know. He asked if we wanted to "kick it" with him and his buddy. We declined. He asked again. I told him we had to meet up with our husbands and boyfriends, which was kinda true since my 2 friends were going to eventually go home to their husbands and Jen would eventually be with her fiancee.

Tonite was just a night of the creeps for sure and it all started with seeing the Rat Bastard that is my ex-fiancee. I'm not sure why it still bothers me to see him since I really do not want to be married to him. It's probably more that I would have been married more than being with him. He just makes my stomach churn! I told him when he called it off that I NEVER wanted to see him again, this makes time number 4 that I've seen him in 5 years. For me, that's 4 times too many and he apparently doesn't know what NEVER means, b/c if he did, he would have left the state or jumped off a cliff or something just to be certain that I never had to lay eyes on him again. He never was really bright! Rae tells me that his wife isn't much to look at either. I didn't even look. She wondered why he was with her when he could have had me. I told her "well, he had the best, now he has to settle for the rest!" Ha!

Monday, August 01, 2005

Feeling some guilt

I'm a horrible friend! I told my friend Lisa that I'd go with her to pick up her husband in Columbus at the airport tonight. However, his plane doesn't get in until 11pm (that's IF it's on time) and by the time he gets off the plane, and gathers his things, it would probably be midnight. Then, Lisa said he'd probably want to stop and get something to eat. That would probably take at least a 1/2 hour depending on what type of food he wanted. So, it's at least a 2-1/2 hour drive from there to home, which means an arrival time of at least 3am. Now, I normally wouldn't mind, but I then would have to wake up at 6:30am to go to work. I'm not as young as I used to me, that's a given, so I just didn't think I'd be able to make it on about 3 hours of sleep. (at least not without getting a migraine) So, when Lisa called tonight to tell me when she was coming to pick me up, I backed out. I said I'd go last night, but once I thought it through, I just didn't think it would be a good idea. Also, if I weren't going out after work tomorrow night and I could just come home and sleep, I probably would have gone.

I'm feeling guilty now b/c I just don't like letting people down. So, Lisa, I'm really sorry I didn't go with you tonight! I'm such a heel!!! I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me! (damn Catholic guilt instilled in us from birth!!!)