Monday, January 29, 2007

Stephen Colbert vs Bill O'Reilly

Recently the "Great Pundit Swap" of 2007 happened between Colbert on The Factor and O'Reilly on The Report (Part 1 and Part 2). They visited each other's respective show and Colbert's quips were just the thing needed to make it through an hour of Papa Bear's program.

Favorite Quote:
Colbert on Bill's show: "What are you on? What gives you the strength? Jesus Christ or Pat Robertson's protein shake?"

I love that man. I'd like to publicly thank Kristi for introducing me to the genius of Colbert.

Friday, January 26, 2007

filling the time

Yesterday I made tamales all morning with some gals from work and then joined a dojo. What got me from point A to point B I don't know, but $115 later I'm a student of the Orem Wing Chun Kung Fu school.

For the next two months I'm going to call my instructor "sifu" and learn how big of a pansy I am. I'm just grateful I'm in it with a couple of good friends.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

money money money

Have you noticed a correlation with coasts and cost? The most expensive places to live are either on the east or west coast of our country. For example, I've been looking online for apartments in Philadelphia and it is outrageous how much money they ask for. True, I have been sheltered from the real world having had the luck to find a place for $275 a month. Nonetheless, I didn't expect to pay FIVE TIMES as much.

I've found some cute places online in the city of brotherly love. My favorites include the Metropolitan, the Packard, One Franklin Town, and Museum Towers. Sounds fancy. And I'm starting to feel like I'm living the game of Monopoly.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

what was i thinking

I visited my aunt and uncle last Sunday and as always the subject of my dating habits came up. I mentioned in jest that my mom had already picked out my veil (side note: my mom actually called me a few years ago stating those words), and since that crucial accessory had been chosen I could now get hitched to any guy on the street.

That got me thinking about the type of guys I dated in college and realized that it was eclectic group of men including this guy. Such highlights included a divorced future dentist that had an inclination to lie, a five-foot seven-inches hottie that had a one track mind, a wanna-be comedian that drove me nuts, and a handful of computer geeks and science nerds.

It's coming up on two years since graduation and I've realized one thing. Thank heaven I'm not stuck with any of them.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

technical advice

i really, really want to learn how to make text in the body of a paragraph have a link in it without having the whole link displayed. I refer to a few posts ago when i listed all the music i was listening to and it had the ugly link written out. I'll give a dollar to who ever explains it to me first and it actually works with their instructions. Ready, go.

(if this peaks your interest, ten dollars is on the table for who ever can download iTunes onto my computer and have it actually open).

Thursday, January 11, 2007

I'm back!

After a half a dozen of flights (and a missed one), a visit to Arizona and Pennsylvania and Texas, I am back home. I have lots of fun stories from my trips including one from an interview I had where I literally turned a tomato red with white splotches and I started mixing my words so profoundly that even I couldn't make out what I was saying. At one point the interview actually asked me to re-read a question since she couldn't understand my crazy talk. That's when you know you've hit a low point.

k folks, let's talk resolutions. there are some people out there that don't believe in them; they'd rather live a good life from day to day and stick to their high morals everyday of the year. I'm not one of them. I need some sort of a starting line with a heafty prize at the end in order for me to get a moving. So my roommate and I have decided to have a wager. $150 buck to whom ever looses the most weight (we're 5 pounds different). And another with my dad with a prize quite a bit more than that to whom ever can loose 50 lbs. first. Bring it on pops!

Other goals:

Reduce swearing. I heard once that those who swear lack vocabulary. likely true. this leads me to...

Read a book every month (something not required for school). I've noticed these past few months that reading has reduced stress, which is always a plus. another thing that could help this is to...

Reduce sugar intake. If you truly know me, you know that i consume vast quantities of sugar. some folks have crack, I've got the 'cane. This past year I think I've kept alive three small villages in Brazil from the amount of candy I've purchased. So, this year is the year to cut back.

and that's about all I can take for now. I'll keep you posted.