Friday, May 27, 2005


This week has been insane (hence the lack of updates).


  • PoopsaLot was born at 4:00 a.m. Here she is in her poopy glory:


Please excuse my brother-in-law-to-be's ineptness with a camera.

  • I saw Bono at a book-signing and found out that it is indeed possible to literally be swept away by a crowd.


  • Worked from home (sometimes just being able to work in jeans or pajamas feels like a "break.")
  • Packed another three boxes. It STILL looks like I've barely done anything. This twenty-box limit I gave the moving company is starting to freak me out.


  • More packing
  • TKD (Third night this week. Go me!)
  • Packing for the trip
  • Laundry


  • Getting up early to head up North and hitch a ride to CrazySis's place with DadTook and BabySis.

Monday, May 23, 2005

PoopsaLot on Her Way

I just got a phonecall from DadTook this morning while I was in the meeting. CrazySis is in the hospital having her baby, now dubbed PoopsaLot in this blog since that will be her largest contribution to society for the next couple years.

Unfortunately DadTook is heading up to New York before I can make it to his place, so it looks like I won't be there to greet PoopsaLot. I DID get to speak to CrazySis between contractions though, which was nice. MomTook said she's being "a trooper."

Hopefully I'll be able to head up there this weekend.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Pomp and Circumstance

VeggieSis's graduation was today. It was very nice - good speaker, short two-hour ceremony. I got to see DadTook and BabySis too, which was nice. I'm beat now though, as I had to take a 6:50 train to get there on time. Who schedules a 10:00 graduation ANYWAY?

CrazySis's labor has totally stopped. If she doesn't have the baby by Monday they will induce. For her sake, I hope she goes into labor, like, NOW. (Induced labor is often much more painful due to the strength of induced contractions.)

Well, that's about all for now.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Random Discovery

Upholstery cleaner works brilliantly on "so-dirty-you-think-you-have-to-throw -it-away" canvas and fabric purses. I just managed to save two, including one that I seriously can't live without. They both look almost new.

You're welcome.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Busy Busy Busy

I know I haven't written all week, but things have been crazy:

1.) CrazySis is now three days overdue with her baby, forcing me to STILL be ready to flee up north as soon as I get the call.

2.) Moving, moving, moving. Packing. Fighting off suicidal tendencies while dealing with every single utility company. Twice. (Since I'm moving to a different town and none of my current companies have service there. )

3.) STAR WARS! As I mentioned before, StarWarsGeek got us tickets to the midnight viewing tonight. I will be crying in my (tub-sized) coffee at work tomorrow morning. I'm far too old to be MEETING someone at 10:45 at night on a weeknight.

4.) VeggieSis's graduation is on Saturday. I have a card but still have not bought the gift. And MommaTook and Geritol may or may not be sleeping over Friday night depending on whether CrazySis has had the baby or not.

And of course, work has been insane as always.

So...Who used the old Chinese curse on me?

"Three Stories"

Well, I was going to do a LiveBlog of "Three Stories" but I just got sucked into the episode. Once the lecture started I completely forgot about my computer.

That was by far the best episode of the season thus far, mainly because of the totally different type of plot. No patient of the week, no clinic time, nothing. Just one lecture of three cases beautifully and seamlessly woven together. Writers, I salute you. Hugh, I salute YOU.

Some favorite moments: House's expression when Carmen Electra takes her pants off and his subsequent territorialism of her. Delivery of "Puncture wound." Finally getting the backstory of House's infarction and it putting a lot of the pieces of the puzzle that is House together. "Can you hear me now?" "I'm not going to like you, am I?" Almost no Cameron.

Wow. I almost wish THIS was the season finale because I don't know if any episode can top it.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Time Is SO NOT On My Side

I hate waiting for things I cannot control. The two big ones:

1.) Waiting to see if the new apartment works out or is hell on Earth and I come crawling back to my current building in a year.

And much more importantly:

2.) Waiting for the phone call from my mother to say that my sister has headed for the hospital. She's due tomorrow and at yesterday's doctor appointment was 2 cm dilated and he could feel baby Alexis's head. She may live five hours away, but the bag is packed and I will kill myself attempting to get up there in time if at all possible.

*LOL* I can't even CONCENTRATE I'm so excited!

Friday, May 13, 2005

Friday the Thirteenth

Worked from home today. Spent a majority of the time freaking out about the bad apartment reviews I found yesterday.

On a positive note, my friend Michael got tickets to the WEDNESDAY MIDNIGHT VIEWING OF STAR WARS!!!!!!!! A girl just couldn't ask for a better fag to hag, really. It will be WELL worth any pain going to work early on Thursday. YAY!

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Ignorance is Bliss

I came across an apartment building review site while searching for my building's managment number. My current building has good reviews (aside from complaints about it being expensive for the size of the apartments, which - word.)

Unfortunately I foolishly looked up the place I'm moving to, all the while thinking to myself, "Self, you do NOT want to look. You. Do. NOT. Want. To. Look." But like Gollum to the One Ring, I was pulled.

And I was right. There are multiple complaints about poor management response and drunk maintenance guys. The rosy reviews are a bit too perfect and other entries accuse the management of writing them.

I keep telling myself:

1.) In general, only people who are disgruntled go searching out places to write reviews.
2.) Right now it's noise level that concerns me, not management and/or maintenance. (Although the mainenance guys at my current place ROCK, so I may be taking them for granted.)


Curiosity kills the cat and stresses out the Hobbit.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

It's a Beautiful Day

Went outside for lunch today with a coworker. Sunny and 70. Absolutely WONDERFUL to feel summer sun on my face once more. (Which my vampire-like countenance would attest to.) I can't wait for the walk home (about a km) after this meeting is done.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

LiveBlog of "Love Hurts"

4:00 - Walking home, one of the outdoor cafes is playing "Teardrop" over their sound system.

8:59 - Already in a bad mood from seeing the previews with The Date

9:00 - ANOTHER sex warning? Are you KIDDING me? Seriously, if I don't see some tits or dick soon I'm going to go down there and beat the Fox censors.

9:03 - "...sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G" HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

9:06 - "Don't want everyone clamoring for the same perks." That just brings some mental images I DIDN'T need.

9:07 - "Like watching an accident about to happen." Amen to that, Foreman.

9:13 - House doing a gyne exam. Priceless. Hugh's double-take at the site greeting him (70 year old cootchie) is great.

9:15 - "O Great Pool Hall Oracle" - Dying here. And it's nice to know I'm not the only one that still has an 8 Ball on their desk.

9:18 - Dominatrix? Ooooooooooooooooh-kay then. For once Fox may actually be warranted in having a warning up front.

9:21 - "You're on the naughty list. No leather stethoscope this Christmas." ENOUGH WITH THE MENTAL IMAGES.

9:25 - YAY! It's Cranky Middle Eastern Pharmacist again! This has been a nice piece of continuity throughout the season.

9:27 - Cuddy talking about his last relationship? Giving clothes advice? Who the hell IS this new character? And when did I change the channel to "General Hospital."

9:30 - Dominating Chase. I nearly had a heart attack. I think he really DOES need a leather stethoscope after all.

9:39 - The parents won't sign the release for surgery because they're embarrassed of him? That's LOW.

9:40 - He's not shaving for a date? Odd, even for House.

9:45 - House SO has Cameron's number. He pegged her spot on.

9:50 - Chase is getting scary obssessive with the Tic Tacs.

9:52 - Hugh's delivery of "Oh welcome to hell" is PRICELESS.

9:54 - Of all the nasty CGI effects that "House" has done, the simple hypo full of extracted pus is by far and beyond the most nauseating and disgusting ever.

9:56 - Oh do NOT tell me the moral of the episode is coming from the fucking DOMINATRIX.

9:59- "I'm asking you a favor." "I'm not sure I want him to live." Next week's episode promises to kick SO much more ass than this week's drivel.

10:01 - I hereby decree this the Worst Episode of the Season.

Fun Random Link

You can go to and see the probabilities for what color eyes you and your SO's children will have.

I may or may not have put a spouse with blue eyes. Which may or may not been for Hugh and Haldir. Which may or may not have shown that it would be impossible for us to have brown-eyed children. They would all have either blue or green eyes.

Interestingly enough, it calculated my parents as have 25% green, 25% blue and 50% brown-eyed children. I have green eyes, two of my sisters have brown eyes, and the third one has blue eyes. Scary, no?

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Lazy Rainy Saturday

Past few days were insane at work, ergo the lack of entries.

Went to yoga on Thursday, hoping it would warm up my (I thought) healing back. Unfortunately I'm paying for my impunity. It's been a week - not long in back-injury land, but enough to jeopardize my chance at testing for black belt in June if it doesn't heal, like, yesterday.

So, between la espalda del fuego and the fact that it's pouring I've been inside all day. I'm getting a bit antsy, but with it pissing rain there's not much to do outside.

I have to be up at 7:45 tomorrow to test a change for work. I REALLY hate my job sometimes.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Mid-Week Chuckle

I just got spam with the Best Subject Line Ever:

Re: Raccoon Compazine Rectal

I myself tend to shy away from the asses of raccoons, but if you're brave enough, more power to you I say.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Live Blog of "Kids"

9:01 - I guess when you're the guest star, you don't have to wear a swim cap at a diving competition

9:08 - Sweaty running Cameron? Hot. And...EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! House asked her back.

9:15 - I'm actually feeling meh about the episode so far. Forcing Chase to do grunt work is a nice touch though. Wonder if House will have him doing rectal exams next. *G*

9:26 - "What are you doing?" "Trying not to think about the produce section at Whole Foods." DYING HERE.

9:28 - Busting on a tattoo is kinda harsh nowadays, but still - wearing a shortsleeve shirt to an interview when you have a wrist tat is all kinds of dumb.

9:33 - TWO warnings about sexual situations? There better be a porno in this act.

9:36 - Jewish foreplay? This girl is SO hired.

9:40 - injury being admitted to...abuse by the coach?

9:56 - A DATE?!? A DATE? And...shut up, twinkly music. You're not convincing me either.

9:59 - Next weeks preview comes on

9:59:30 - *Television goes flying out the window*

Totally Tubular Tuesday

Took last night off from TKD to let my back muscles recover from the Amazing Double Jumping Spinning Kick Pip Should Never Ever Attempt Again. My back is still pretty sore today, but not nearly as bad as yesterday. I may attempt class tonight.

Got home and guess what had arrived? MY ATARI I BID ON E-BAY!!! Got the bad boy hooked up (including an old-school press button "Cable/Game" switch. Not AS old school as the TV/Game switch, but close.) and played some Asteriods and Pac-Man. Unfortunately one of the controllers doesn't work and the other one is missing its joystick cover. I will have to e-mail the seller.

Watched "Lemony Snicket" last night. I usually like Burton or Burton-esque movies, but this one just didn't really do it for me for some reason. Ah well.

Later tonight: Stay tuned for a potential House live blog.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Monday, Monday

I hate Mondays. Especially Mondays where I have been handed a metric assload of work.

Also, I managed to wrench my back while attempting a difficult aerial spinning kick as part of my black belt. I now have newfound respect for those with chronic back problems. OUCH! I really should go to TKD training tonight, but am not sure a class would be the best thing for me, as opposed to staying home and stretching it out and soaking in a really hot bath.

On the up side, I rented both "House of Flying Daggers" and "Lemony Snicket" and can't wait to watch them.