27 September 2008


If I ruled the world and was in charge of campaign slogans/ bumper stickers I would create:
  • Polar Bears for Palin
  • Joebama

26 September 2008

No List Friday

view of the James River from the Lion's Bridge

25 September 2008

Lunch with Lions

On Tuesday I ate lunch with my brother and sister at the Lion's Bridge.  The Lion's Bridge/ James River is one of my favorite things about being from the 757.  In contrast to it's name, the LB is not a bridge ... is serves as a dam between the James River and Lake Maury.  Regardless, I have memories of:
  • my dad taking us fishing there
  • being bitter about occasionally having to share my fishing poll with BPong
  • my sister constantly trying to release the nightcrawlers back into the wild because she was upset about my dad using them for bait
  • being traumatized when my dad was bitten by a catfish ... and at the time there seemed to be mass amounts of blood
  • swimming in the river before they banned swimming there
  • swimming in the river after they banned swimming there
  • feeding the ducks
  • watching the turtles
  • watching amazing sunsets over the river
  • sledding in the snow

20 September 2008

Fatty needs a ...


The Dairy Queen near my parents' house is have a sale on Blizzards ... Buy 1, get another for $0.23.  ... amazing.  I have been on a Blizzard a day diet.  Hopefully the sale will be over at some point.  If I took the time to calculate the time to get there and back, and the money I have spent ... I am at a loss, but at the same time, Blizzards are amazing. Flavors include:
  • Oreo
  • Butterfinger
  • M&M's
  • Cookie Dough
  • Georgia Mud Fudge
  • Strawberry Cheesequake
  • Heath
  • Snickers
  • Reese's Pieces
  • Tropical
  • Chocolate Extreme

18 September 2008

Bad Tunes

A while back, I read this over at LifeInPink.  And then I started thinking about my music trends.  To coincide with my love for horrible movies and TV shows, I quickly realized that my first music interests were also bad.

  • I had a lot of tapes ... and a 'really cool' black case to keep them in
  • embedded in my tape collection, I remember having:
  • Meredeth Brooks' single Bitch
  • Hanson's single Mmmbop
  • and several MC Hammer tapes
  • I bought my first CD player with my own money when I was in the 7th grade
  • to go with it, my mom let me pick out 2 cd's ... I chose:
  • Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill
  • Presidents of the United States of America
  • ouch
  • ... while I still admit to enjoying a lil' bit of Hanson every now and then, I'd like to think that my music tastes have substantially evolved

17 September 2008

Best Bargain

I went out to the bar for Monday Night Football ... aside from the unfortunate outcome, I was pleasantly surprised by our tab at the bar ... and by pleasantly surprised, I mean ecstatic.  My brother, BPong, and I consumed:

  • 2 Root Beers
  • curly fries
  • potato skins 
  • 3 Miller Lite's
  • 3 Michelob Ultra's
... all that for? --- $20.00! ... things like this just don't exist in Northern VA.

16 September 2008

Dear Netflix,

I thought it would be a good idea to suspend my account ... but in hindsight I realize there are movies I want to see now:
  • Maid of Honor
  • Baby Momma
  • Charlie Wilson's War
  • Sex and the City

15 September 2008

Not Allowed

I decided to go on a day trip over the weekend with some friends ... so we traveled in the car together and then I found myself constantly scowling at my friend who was reading the majority of the way.  It is not that I was angry about the reading, it was because merely glancing at a book while in a car will instantly cause me absurd amounts of agony in the form of nausea. ... that got me to thinking about everything else that initiates car sickness for me:

  • reading books
  • reading magazines
  • thinking about any sort of reading
  • knitting
  • sitting in the middle
  • sitting in the backseat for extended periods of time
  • being drunk
  • curvy roads
  • stop & go traffic

10 September 2008

1 Book, 2 Book

So I decided I needed to read a series of books ... or books in a series?  Instead of picking a "grown-up" series to begin reading ... I decided to conquer The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books. What was the kicker? Since I'm such a sucker for lists ... the list of rules:
  1. You must never wash the pants.
  2. You must never double cuff the pants. It's tacky.
  3. You must never say the word "phat" while wearing the pants. You must also never think to yourself "I am fat" while wearing the pants.
  4. You must never let a boy take off the pants (although you may take them off yourself in his presence).
  5. You must not pick your nose while wearing the pants. You may, however, scratch casually at your nostril while really kind of picking.
  6. You must follow the procedures for documenting your time in the pants.
  7. You must write your sisters throughout the summer, no matter how much fun you are having without them.
  8. You may only possess the pants for the specified length of time before passing them on to one of your sisters. Failure to comply will result in a severe spanking upon our reunion.
  9. You must not wear the pants with a tucked-in shirt and belt. See rule #2.
  10. Remember: Pants = love. Love your pals. Love yourself.

09 September 2008

Update, Finally!

So my final days in Fairfax ended up being quite hectic
  • I was moving out of my apartment
  • working
  • traveling for work
  • finding places to sleep when I was back in town
  • hoarding money
  • figuring out what I was going to be doing, and not be doing after I moved
  • so ... this brings me to now
  • I left my job
  • I'm staying with my parents
  • I came to the conclusion that it was time for a change ... I was/ am just unsure of the specific change
  • all I know is (... call me an idealist/ dumb/ naive/ quarter life crisis) is that right now I am not going to settle for a job that I can tolerate ... I want more
  • in the mean time, I am taking some time off ... I have foreshadowed my expected expenses and I should have my bases/ bills covered through the end of the year
  • I'm hanging out ...
  • catching up with friends
  • sleeping in 'til 10:00
  • going to the dentist
  • watching Pineapple Express
  • traveling
  • exercising
  • reading
  • updating my resume
  • working on a major update of the List
  • ... and don't get me wrong - if the right job presents itself ... I'll be ready to re-join the workforce

03 September 2008

Did ya hear?

  • I'm leaving Fairfax
  • sometime this weekend
  • permanently
  • ... that's a true fact

02 September 2008

Name Game

Can we all agree that Sarah Palin's kids could win a, "I have the most trailer park name" contest anytime, anywhere?
  • Bristol ... the 17 year-old knocked up one (fully living up to her potential)
  • Willow
  • Piper Indy
  • Track
  • Trig