June 28, 2005
June 26, 2005
It's a lazy Sunday and I remembered that Blogger has recently made it so much easier to post photos...right from the compose-window, so I whipped out the camera. Lil, left, is always such a willing subject. Here, she shows off her freakishly long legs.
Notice the pretty new gold bell.
June 23, 2005
But today, today when I turned on the tv, the most handsome and talented Tony Danza was on! I was super-excited. The best part was when he was speaking in legal terms and his line included "ex parte" and he said "ex party"! Even better, there are at least two more episodes I have to look forward to. I love him. I. Am. Not. Ashamed.
June 20, 2005
June 17, 2005
(Sorry to bite on your style G with the title!)
June 16, 2005
|I never see a negative message about a career and I just thought Id be the first|
I am currently working at a temp agency with no hope of ever getting a full time position, dispite carrying the load of several people and volunteering for extensive additional job functions.
I cant pay the rent on a postage stamp house in a very bad section of Norfolk. I have no benefits to speak of dispite having a serious illness, which continues to go undiagnosed because of my lack of time off or money to pay for better medical care.
Upon graduation from the Finance program I met three types of people, those who couldn't tell the difference between Finance and Accounting, those who could care less about the differences between Finance and Accounting, and those who felt a Finance degree was pretty much worthless and/or only applicable in the "Financial Sales" field. This has led me to instruct every individual I meet in the Finance program to get into Accounting before they end up like me.
I have no career, and dispite exhausting attempts to locate one, I continue to have no career. The potential of ever finding one in Hampton Roads is slim to none.
Just felt I should give the increasing swell of unemployed and underemployed alumnus a voice.
I feel for you Mike! The only advice I have for you is that it's "despite", not "dispite". Good luck.
June 15, 2005
But there was another time when she was the centerpiece of my technological existence.
We were a team. Designing flash animations, the pyramids of Egypt, a Stephen King mock website-portable joy. The world at my finger tips. She was my first large financial purchase, that I bungled (but then recovered from).
CNN had this segment on the other night about selling your old computers to third party buyers. It made me really paranoid because I had been considering putting bluebell on the market. Thing is these third party buyers purchase your computer and apparently get a free peak in on your life. By whatever hacking means necessary, they can find out all the things they need to know about you. I mean I guess we do give ourselves away by purchasing and viewing things on the internet.
CA had mentioned possibly setting her on fire. Which led to this whole crazily wrong train of thought—if I did burn bluebell it would have to be on a pyre of some sorts. A leaf-barrel just feels wrong.
On Feeling Broke in a bad way…
I was supposed to go and see Modest Mouse with a new friend tonight but a bad case of poor budgeting has left me high and dry. The only thing I’ll be watching is TBS.
Felt mildly shamed as caffeine addiction forced me to beg 15 cents out of a coworker.
Younger non-spoilt Leslie would have sucked down a water and called it a day.
During my wild evening out in which I called CA in a fit of drunken desperation I vehemently protested 10-dollar cover charge for LADIES. That’s just wrong.
I had fun though - so I guess impending broke-ness this week was worth it.
It’s like CA says it’s never a loss when you are going OUT, because you were OUT being social versus dumbing it down with Boobney Spears and K-Fed.
June 13, 2005
TV guide this week panned Lisa Kudrow’s new show “The Comeback.” I must say I did not laugh once but felt an odd urge to cry for her character a couple of times. I couldn’t see her as Valerie Cherish whatever only as Phoebe.
My notable argument of the week was Patrick Dempsey. I bought TV guide only because he graced the cover. Tiesha seemed almost angry that I found him attractive which made the argument funny. She was like “He is NOT cute.” And me ALA the Clumps : “YES. HE. IS!” Me and CA did the “I think” thing not to many blogs ago. I think is an opinion. I think Patrick Dempsey is attractive. But if you have scientific reason that would make me find him unattractive, then bring it!
Now here’s something to look forward to!
From the associated press:
Rep. Walter Jones, a North Carolina Republican who voted for the war, told ABC's "This Week" that he will join congressmen introducing legislation this week calling for a timetable for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.
"I just feel that the reason of going in for weapons of mass destruction, the ability of the Iraqis to make a nuclear weapon, that's all been proven that it was never there," Jones said Sunday. "I feel that we've done about as much as we can do."
Let’s see…my big weekend? Not so big, even if I did receive one monumental drunk dial from Ms. Leslie Paxton. She sounded in such dire straights, as most drunk dials tend to…In fact, the only reason I’ve tried to remain in Hench’s good graces is for fear that she’s somehow saved all of those late-night voicemails from my college years. Like the one where I reported on a scuffle in the Backstage Café bathroom with some hoochies who were hatin’ on Temesgen’s name. Or the series of messages I left, one less coherent than the last, ending in a message where the only discernable phrase was “This is Carol Ann (redacted!)”.
But back to Leslie, as Hench would with me, I clarified that she had someone in charge of her (thanks Marcia!), so I wasn’t so worried. As if I could do MUCH from three states away, but you know. The sentiment is the same, and I DO still know some bitches in Norfolk that could handle some business if need be.
I’m not making sense and am unnecessarily foul-fingered because the receptionist called out sick so I’m stuck at the front desk for the afternoon. I did though, make sure I would at least be able to play some Snood (yes, sadly still addicted) while sitting here. Thank god for networks…makes getting around those pesky administrator install privileges much easier.
June 11, 2005
We got on the elevator, and the guy asked us what floor so he could push the button for us; well, we live on the same floor and after we said "7" he said, "I keep forgetting that we are neighbors!" After he went right and we went left off the elevator, Bax said to me "I don't think he remembers me from the other night." (He had bumped into him coming home late one night and they had discussed Wu Tang or something similar.) Well, he isn't likely to forget you now, I thought to myself, after you just creeped him out and nonverbally accused him of being a fast food monster.
But then he ran into him today, and neighbor guy said that they should "hide beers" sometime. So I guess he wasn't too creeped out.
June 7, 2005
Repeated listening can also make a person love a song that they don’t really like by merely planting it in their brain. Case in point for me: “I Don’t Wanna Be’ by Gavin Degraw. I hated this song because the point played it every five minutes. The opening lines grated my nerves to the point where I would change the station. Then suddenly on listen 188 or so, I really like the song..the lyrics the whole package. It’s odd how that works. “All I gotta do is thing of me and my piece of mind….lalala.”
June 2, 2005
I've never proclaimed to be a grammar wizard...English major yes, but super-stickler for proper usage I am not.
But for some reason, the new Pier 1 slogan just bugs me. Life more interesting. It doesn't make sense without a comma. As is it has a weird (dare I say it) ebonics feel to it that I'm not sure was the aim of the campaign.
Am I crazy? Or just too stupid to get it?