Thursday, October 30, 2008

champagne thursday: toast #25

finally, somebody in this town must be seeing things my way. someone defaced a bunch of the "yes for marriage" political signs people have inundated our city streets with lately, and i must say, i'm rather relieved to realize that there must be at least one other person in this place with half a brain.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

things i love wednesday: mob wars

if you want to be productive in life and interact with the three-dimensional people, do not play mob wars on facebook. not even once. because, once you play that first time, you are instantly addicted. it is the crack cocaine of internet time suckage devices.

consider yourselves warned.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

29x365: #110 kelly

you had a friend knock on my door faking an emergency so you could get close enough to scream at me for something i didn’t do. you were awesome.

29x365: #109 smoker

we used to wakeboard together nearly every morning, and i never knew your real name. i do, however, know what a “smoker surprise” is, and it is not pretty.

29x365: #108 anna

you were the most genuinely happy person i’ve ever known. something awful happened when you were abroad, and it kills me to think you’re not the same person now.

Monday, October 27, 2008

29x365: #107 cash

i don’t remember your first name, but you were incredibly creepy. i let you talk me into dinner once, and i thought i might end up on the news.

here's hoping...

video that is probably best when viewed on acid

Peripetics by ZEITGUISED from NotForPaper on Vimeo.

29x365: #106 billy v.

wearing fishnets and dog collars and going to a friend’s prom in drag might have made anyone else a social pariah, but you remained unscathed. it was quite impressive.

29x365: #105 gene

you cut all your hair off and went from looking like michael bolton, circa 1990 to looking like michael bolton circa now. and then you kept the hair. nice.

Friday, October 24, 2008

this is so incredible

University Lipdub (HS Furtwangen) from DASKAjA on Vimeo.

in case you're interested, it's part of this project.

change is coming

jon stewart played some video clips of the presidential candidates the other night, showing things they're saying now as compared to a few months or years ago, and it was hilarious. the fact that these people don't seem to know that every word they utter is being videotaped and can be replayed at any time is astounding to me. so i looked on youtube, and i found this montage that i think sums up mccain pretty well:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

champagne thursday: toast #24

at the end of every month, the husband and i try to out-sneak each other to redo the marker board calendar on the fridge. doesn't sound very amusing, i'm sure, but we're bored, dammit. we make up some ridiculous name for the month, like septumbler or jew-lie. he won this month and wrote octubron, complete with umlauts and everything. last night, in a fit brought on by far too much wine, he drew this little picture after adding some numbers to bring the calendar into the month of november:

and that is why i love him.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

things i love wednesday: kittendoglove

so, it's a crappy photo because it was taken as surreptitiously as possible with my iphone while lounging with the dogs on the floor sea of dog beds strewn about our living room due to bronson's hip replacement. but it's damn cute:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

29x365: #104 matt c.

you were incredibly beautiful, incredibly aware of it and incredibly stupid. sometimes i wonder if you’re still lounging on the couch all day long. probably. probably smoking pot too.

29x365: #103 neil

you were great to work with, but hanging out other than that got pretty tiresome, what with all the googly eyes and nervousness. phish in MO was fun though.

29x365: #102 sean

we extended a kind gesture to you, and then we ended up seeing far too much of you over the course of several days. look this up: overstaying welcome.

29x365: #101 nicki

i tried to like you even though your accent made me want to strangle you. but then you started putting half nude pictures of yourself on the internet. ugh.

Monday, October 20, 2008

this just makes me sad

why do i always have to live in places where my vote means squat compared to the ridiculous masses? see: this poll.

(but at least i found another use for my fruitless endeavor post tag!)

29x365: #100 gerta

you are a disgusting hosebeast. i have never met someone so intent on making everyone around them as miserable as they are, so at least you’ve excelled at something.

29x365: #99 david

you were every nerdy guy i have ever known, all grown up. you were a blast to work with, especially when we were making john’s life a living hell.

29x365: #98 colleen m.

you are absolutely hilarious. it took me awhile to get used to your mumbling and craziness, but now i miss not being able to figure out what you’re saying.

29x365: #97 nirali

i learned so much from you about design, and it has helped me tremendously. i just wish i could remember to hammer that samosa recipe out of you finally.

Friday, October 17, 2008

here's a half hour i'll never get back

the husband's parents and grandmother left yesterday after a 10-day visit. his grandmother isn't in the best of health, so much of our time was spent making sure she was okay, that she was drinking water, that she was eating enough, etc. which means much of the time, i was involved in this kind of conversation:

husband's dad: ma, how's your soup?

gma: it is just wonderful. it's got these big chunks of vegetables in here. there's potato...and carrot...and celery...

dad: well that's good.

gma: and when you bite into a carrot, it tastes like a carrot. and when you bite into a potato, you taste the potato.

dad: well that's good.

gma: it's just really wonderful. everything that came out, every plate looks just beautiful.

PS, we were at a greasy diner where the waitresses all have sweat stains on their shirts, and not just under their arms...and there are giant fake mounted fish on the walls.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

champagne thursday: toast #23

i don't even have the words to describe how awesome this is. thanks to jo!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

things i love wednesday: my cookbook

my husband had no idea what he was getting when he married me, because up until that point, the only things i really cooked for him were things i had down pat - stuffed shells, kielbasa and pierogies, etc. but thanks to a slightly older version of this cookbook, i've managed to pull off coq au vin, chicken and asparagus in a white wine sauce, a cheese souffle, steak au poivre, ratatouille and all kinds of other ridiculous stuff lately. i think he might owe my mother some money for buying me that book years ago.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

29x365: #96 shawn

i didn’t get to know you all that well, and yet, you told me way too much about your life. you brought me lunch when i jokingly demanded it.

29x365: #95 marion

you were the sweetest lady, but you told stories like most old women tell stories (read: longwinded), and everybody was annoyed by you. i always stood up for you.

29x365: #94 terry

you smelled really bad. even so, i said good morning to you every day. six months later, you introduced yourself and asked who i was. i didn’t like you.

Monday, October 13, 2008

29x365: #93 mark

you gave me a chance even though you were sure i would blow it. i’m proud that i succeeded and gained an extremely odd friend out of the deal.

29x365: #92 pam

you’re standoffish to the point that a lot people are afraid of you. i’m glad i’ve been able to break through that and see how insanely funny you are.

29x365: #91 suzanne

you’re living proof that most people from ohio are a bit strange. except that you’re a lot strange. for future reference, picking your face at work is not cool.

Friday, October 10, 2008

hell froze over today

in other words, i actually passed the frickinfrackinmothereffing bar exam. yes, yes i did. pass rate was the highest it had been in years, but i'll take what i can damn well get. commence celebratory drinking - for once, instead of drownmysorrows drinking.

i guess this will be the last time i use the "fruitless endeavors" post tag...weird.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

champagne thursday: toast #22

there is a candidate for the arizona corporation commission named paul newman. i think it's safe to say that my favorite god actor's untimely passing might be giving this guy a nice little push in the polls based on sheer name recognizability. the best part is that two other people listed with newman on one sign in my town have the last names george and kennedy. this election season only - the two leads in cool hand luke are running for office.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

things i love wednesday: arizona winds

previously, i posted some photos of what arizona monsoons look like. now, i have to show you what the winds that accompany such storms can do:

yeah, don't get a fabric and metal gazebo in arizona. this poor guy made it about 2 or 3 months before slamming against our house, while pieces of metal lay strewn around our yard.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

29x365: #90 aaron

you don’t talk all that much, but when you do, you’re usually quite hilarious. except when you are acting like a giant sad sack. which, really, is pretty often.

29x365: #89 billy w.

you are possibly the happiest person i’ve met in a long time. as long as there is pirate talk, waves, beer and handkerchiefs, you seem to be pretty stoked.

29x365: #88 kari

we used to tape our phone conversations - god knows why. we made up ridiculous stories...i think i wrote you a short book once. you were team spirit personified.

29x365: #87 lori

i think we only hung out during senior year, but we managed to do some damage in that short time. sneaking off to muncie, drinking with some random guy...

29x365: #86 jolie

i always really liked you, but i don’t think i was a very good friend to you. i wish i’d had more insight to what your life must have been like back then.

29x365: #85 missy w.

you and your siblings were the first mormons i had ever met. then i moved pretty close to colorado city. your family did not offer enough preparation for this.

Monday, October 6, 2008

29x365: #84 nick

i hated you at first. then i had to work with you every day, and somehow you kind of grew on me, like a really annoying, skinny, smart-ass fungus.

29x365: #83 karen

you lived across the creek from me, and my dad built us a bridge to make constantly crossing it easier. i miss your polish cat and your grandmother’s amazing handmade polish comforters.

29x365: #82 matt p.

you were obsessed with yetis, and your band played a song about them. we broke all kinds of rules at tecumseh while we were supposed to be supervising children.

29x365: #81 michelle

the first time i met you, i felt like i had known you forever. i’m sorry you’re leaving the island life already, but the mainland will make visiting easier.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


if mccain wins, can tina fey be VP? she has a spot-on impersonation of the moosenugget, and at least she's entertaining in a less god-should-i-feel-bad-for-making-fun-of-people-who-likely-still-eat-paste way...

Friday, October 3, 2008

i must have been watching a different debate

from yahoo news article:

The Alaska governor held her own and had a clear command of the facts.

really? really? REALLY???

Thursday, October 2, 2008

i'm confused

okay, so there are a lot of things that happened during the vice presidential debate that made me a little (read: a lot) crazy, but did anyone else notice how many times joe biden was given the question first, as compared to moosehunter whorebag sarah palin? about a half hour in, i counted seven times the question was first given to biden, while palin was given time to think about her half-assed attempt to sound sane response. in a debate, shouldn't each side have the opportunity to respond second equally? i'm just saying...

champagne thursday: toast #21

i don't think i need to explain to most people exactly how stoked i am about this. the husband will be decidedly less excited when he realizes that i've committed to spending nearly $400 on this little venture though...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

things i love wednesday: everything by john w. golden

i found this guy on etsy a while back, and i loved his stuff. i just rediscovered him today through a link on etsy's front page, and i still want everything this guy produces. for some reason though, i just can't bring myself to buy any of it, probably because i'm afraid the husband would disown me for doing any more shopping. so, internet, take note and please buy me some of this stuff!