27 February 2010

Countdown to Misery

I have decided that during the month of March I am going to live as a vegan. Oh geez, what the heck have I signed up for? These are a few of my favorite things I will be going without for the 31 days of March:
  • M&M's
  • chocolate ice cream
  • Oreo Cookie Blizzards
  • Starbuck's Mochas
  • chicken salad
  • tuna salad
  • barbeque
  • pizza
  • pastrami subs
  • all other forms of meat
  • eggggggs
  • cheese
  • string cheese
  • cheese on pizza
  • cheese on tacos
  • cheese on salad
  • mac & cheese
  • cheese on sandwich's
  • cheese on burrito bowls
  • cheese on cheese
  • cheese omelets
  • cheeseburgers
  • cheese & crackers
ok, I'm ending the list because I am getting depressed and hungry.

25 February 2010

Liz is the name. Procrastination is the game.

I am driving up to DC in a matter of hours, meeting up with a friend, and then jumping a plane bound for Boston. That being said, I still need to:
  • pay bills
  • finalize upcoming bloggy blog posts
  • find checkbook
  • get ca$h
  • pack cloths
  • find suitcase
  • pack anti-snow wear
  • charge iPod (not the one that was stolen)
  • find iPod charger
  • load tote bag with goodies
  • find Sudoku book
  • pack Dramamine!
  • borrow Mom's GPS
... bring on the fun.

23 February 2010

Too Much?

Recently a friend commented on a picture I took of overflowing books shelves, "Ugh I love all those books. It is my dream to be like Scrooge McDuck with only books instead of gold coins. I want to swim in them ... weird?"

You remember Scrooge, right?



... as for whether or not that is a strange aspiration ... heck no, check out what I would dive into if possible:
  • money
  • books
  • Post-Its
  • Urban Outfitters gift cards
  • Chipotle Burrito Bowl
  • Lego's
  • hoodies
  • snow
  • iPods/ music
  • Miller High Life
  • Starbucks cups filled with tasty beverages ... assuming I won't get burned
  • chocolate meringue pie

20 February 2010

We Could Be Heroes

Complaint: Why the heck didn't the Karate Kid make the list? Anyway, last week on Jeopardy AFI's list of the "Top 50 Movie Heroes" was referenced. These are the good guys:
  1. Atticus Finch
  2. Indiana Jones
  3. James Bond
  4. Rick Blaine
  5. Will Kane
  6. Clarice Starling
  7. Rocky Balboa
  8. Ellen Ripley
  9. George Bailey
  10. T.E. Laurence
  11. Jefferson Smith
  12. Tom Joad
  13. Oskar Schindler
  14. Han Solo
  15. Norma Rae Webster
  16. Shane
  17. Harry Callahan
  18. Robin Hood
  19. Virgil Tibbs
  20. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
  21. Gandhi
  22. Spartacus
  23. Terry Malloy
  24. Thelma Dickerson & Louise Sawyer
  25. Lou Gehrig
  26. Superman
  27. Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein
  28. Juror #8
  29. General George Patton
  30. Luke Jackson
  31. Erin Brockovich
  32. Philip Marlowe
  33. Marge Gunderson
  34. Tarzan
  35. Alvin York
  36. Rooster Cogburn
  37. Obi-Wan Kenobi
  38. The Tramp
  39. Lassie
  40. Frank Serpico
  41. Arthur Chipping
  42. Father Edward
  43. Moses
  44. Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle
  45. Zorro
  46. Batman
  47. Karen Silkwood
  48. Terminator
  49. Andrew Beckett
  50. General Maximus Decimus Meridus

19 February 2010

17 February 2010

Robbed!

On Monday I went to my car just to discover the contents of my console and glove box strewn about and my iPod nowhere to be found. UGH! I get that this was a quick, 'grab gadgets worth money' gig ... but nonetheless check out what these grimy bastards didn't take:
  • U.S. Presidents Trivia Card Game
  • lucky rock from Buckroe Beach
  • tee shirt from last years Shamrock Marathon
  • collapsible cooler from Bass Pro Shops
  • green jacket
  • pillow with Snoopy pillowcase
  • pocket Bible ... while I am not the pocket Bible toting girl type, I tripped over this one on the way to my car at G.Mason one day while it was raining ... and I just felt guilty leaving it there ... since then it has resided in my car
  • CD's:
  • MGMT, DMB, Damien Rice, Third Eye Blind, Kings of Leon, O.A.R., ... and last but not least - the Serendipity Soundtrack
  • cold hard cash:
  • $2.33 in change
  • Euros - 2.55
  • 4 batting cage tokens

16 February 2010

Do or Die

I put forth a lot of effort to avoid crappy t.v. but it just seems to follow me around, I swear. Have you seen that new show on MTV called The Buried Life? I actually haven't either, but I have seen the commercials, and I did check out the website. Long story short: four guys traveling around crossing stuff off their 100 item bucket list. My favorites include:
  • #3 get a tattoo
  • #9 destroy a computer
  • #25 drive across North America
  • #44 catch something and eat it
  • #65 learn to sail
  • #76 go dog sledding
  • ... and who could resist:
  • #79 dance with Ellen Degeneres
  • #100 go to space

I am cool? Here are a few things that the boys have yet to do ... but I have:
  • #11 get a college degree
  • #48 skydive
  • #54 donate blood
  • #62 be in a protest
  • #88 jump off a waterfall
I'm totally hooked on these boys; they seem so free spirited and hip. Want more? ... check out their complete list.

15 February 2010

My Former Self


Recently I have been cleaning out my parents' attic. While up there, I discovered a journal of mine from the 3rd grade ... I found many of the entries entertaining to say the least ... these are some of my favorites (bonus: check out my atrocious spelling):
  • 8 Oct. 1991: "If I could be a ____. " 
    •  If I were a book, I would be a good book and be paper. Lots of people would read me.
  • 23 Oct. 1991: "I pledge to be drug free"  
    • I pledge to be helthy and safe. I want to stay out of trble so I wont be a akalallik.
  • 17 Dec 1991: "Good things about the holidays" 
    • I like to get two weeks off from school. And we get prients.
  • 6 Jan. 1992: "I want to forget"  
    • I want to forget to come to school. And to do my home work.
  • 31 Jan. 1992: "It was nice when ..." 
    • It was nice when I went to the stichu of Liberty. It was fun and I liked it. [*]
  • 17 March 1992: Dear Mr. Lepechaun ... 
    • How are you? I am fine. Why do you where green? Will you bring me a pot of gold? Thinks. Your Friend, Elizabeth
  • 27 March 1992: "I'd like to sell" 
    • I'd like to sell my brother he cryies to much.
  • 28 May 1992: "I'd be glad if ..." 
    • I'd be glad if I had 1,00000 dallars. So I would be rich.



* To this day, I have never visited the Statue of Liberty ... or the stichu of Liberty.

13 February 2010

I Bonnaroo You

Bonnaroo is in mid June. Am I too old to hang out in a field for 4 days listening to these guys?
  • DMB
  • Kings of Leon
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Jay-Z (!!)
  • Weezer
  • Phoenix
  • Regina Spektor
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Bitzen Trapper
  • Miranda Lambert
  • OK Go
  • Mayer Hawthorne
  • The Dodos
For the full list of bands, go head over here.


12 February 2010

11 February 2010

Confessions

  • I'm heading to Boston in 2 weeks, for a long weekend
  • I have been to Dunkin' Donuts 3 times
  • ... in the past week
  • I need a haircut
  • Valentine's Day makes me want to ralph
  • I am ready for warm weather, like whoa
  • I watch Real World DC
  • ... and American Idol
  • ... and the Bachelor
  • don't judge me
  • (or judge me)
  • I don't care

10 February 2010

King of Pop Culture, Snow

I awoke to snow this morning, again. Such a rarity for these parts ... but let's face it, 'snow' is all around us:
  • Homer Simpson as Mr. Plow
  • Snow Cones
  • snowdrops ... the flowers
  • Sno-Caps
  • Snowmen
  • Snowball fights
  • Snow angels
  • sledding
  • frolicking in the snow
  • don't eat the yellow snow
  • Snow Patrol, the band
  • Snowy Owls
  • Apple's Snow Leopard
  • and lastly, movies with the best snow scenes/ themes:
  • Snow Day ... such a good flick
  • The Christmas Story ... on Christmas morning when Ralphie looks out his window at the newly fallen snow ... love it
  • White Christmas, duh
  • Elf ... the snowball fight
  • Frosty the Snowman ... when Frosty goes in the greenhouse and starts to melt ... ugh, it still upsets me
  • Honorable Snow-ish Mention:
  • ... the iceberg in Titanic

08 February 2010

Gimme, Gimme

Ever since I purchased Baby Mac, my mind has been running wild with other things that I want:
  • Timbuk2 bag
  • iPad
  • Nano ... in orange?
  • orange kitten
  • shopping spree at Urban Outfitters ... and American Apparel ... and H&M
  • shopping spree at Barnes & Noble
  • bookends
  • go to Starbucks whenever I feel like it
  • gym membership
  • digital camera
  • 'real' camera
  • rain boots
  • a pair of RayBans
  • get some new Moleskines
  • peace & quiet
  • an enjoyable job
  • ... and I'd like to be tan.
Is it bad to want things? I suppose it's better to want things as opposed to be being reckless and spending money on things that I really can't afford right now. What's on your list of wants?


07 February 2010

Waddle, waddle; shake it, shake it

There are 17 different types of penguins, (19 if you include the hockey team, and Chilly Willy):
  • Adelie
  • African
  • Chinstrap
  • Emperor
  • Erect-crested
  • Fiordland Crested
  • Galapagos
  • Gentoo
  • Humboldt
  • King
  • Little Blue
  • Macaroni
  • Magellanic
  • Rockhopper
  • Royal
  • Snares Island
  • Yellow-eyed

06 February 2010

Hit 'Em with the Donuts

We welcomed a new Dunkin' Donuts to the neighborhood yesterday. According to their website they have bunches and bunches of donut options ... who knew?
  • Apple Crumb
  • Apple n' Spice
  • Bavarian Kreme
  • Blueberry Cake
  • Blueberry Crumb
  • Boston Kreme
  • Chocolate Coconut Cake
  • Chocolate Frosted Cake
  • Chocolate Frosted
  • Chocolate Glazed Cake
  • Chocolate Kreme Filled
  • Cinnamon Cake
  • Double Chocolate Cake
  • Glazed Cake
  • Glazed
  • Jelly Filled
  • Maple Frosted
  • Marble Frosted
  • Old Fashioned Cake
  • Powered Cake
  • Strawberry Frosted
  • Sugar Raised
  • Vanilla Kreme
  • French Cruller
  • Apple Fritter
  • Chocolate Iced Bismark
  • Bow Tie
  • Chocolate Frosted Roll
  • Coffee Roll
  • Eclair
  • Glazed Fritter
  • Maple Frosted Coffee Roll
  • Vanilla Frosted Coffee Roll
  • Cinnamon Cake Munchkin
  • Glazed Cake Munchkin
  • Plain Cake Munchkin
  • Powered Cake Munchkin
  • Glazed Chocolate Cake Munchkin
  • Glazed Munchkin
  • Jelly Filled Munchkin
  • Sugar Raised Munchkin
  • Plain Cake Stick
  • Glazed Cake Stick
  • Jelly Stick
  • Powdered Cake Stick
  • Cinnamon Cake Stick
  • Glazed Chocolate Cake Stick

05 February 2010

No List Friday

In case you have not heard we got some snow here last week. I enjoyed walking around the neighborhood ... and found that rivers & snow don't mix:

04 February 2010

Team Perky Penguin

Have you seen the commercials for Pillow Pets? I think they look so neat/ fun ... and if I was a kid I would be begging my parents to get me one. I checked out their website, and found out that the pillow animals have clever names:
  • Alli Alligator
  • Mr. Bear
  • Icy Polar Bear
  • Buzzy Bumble Bee
  • Fluffy Bunny
  • Thumpy Bunny
  • Ms. Sassy Cat
  • Cozy Cow
  • Fiery Dalmatian
  • Snuggly Puppy
  • Squeaky Dolphin
  • Puffy Duck
  • Nutty Elephant
  • Friendly Frog
  • Jolly Giraffe
  • Hungry Hippo
  • Sir Horse
  • Silly Monkey
  • Chocolate Moose
  • Comfy Panda
  • Perky Penguin
  • Wiggly Pig
  • Mr. Tiger
  • Tardy Turtle
  • Magical Unicorn
  • Splashy Whale
  • Ziggy Zebra
  • Zippity Zebra

03 February 2010

There's always a rotten apple in the bunch

While at the bar last week with chums, I treated myself to a Magners Cider ... which boasted that it was made with, '17 different types of apples' ... who knew that there were so many different types of apples?

Seriously, there are a lot of different types of apples, the most common varieties include:
  • Baldwin
  • Cortland
  • Crabapple
  • Criterion
  • Gala
  • Golden Delicious
  • Granny Smith
  • Gravenstein
  • Jonathan
  • Lady
  • Macoun
  • McIntosh
  • Northern Spy
  • Pippin
  • Red Delicious
  • Rhode Island Greening
  • Rome Beauty
  • Stayman
  • Winesap
  • York Imperial
Interested in other varieties apples? Go here

02 February 2010

Welcome, Baby Mac

On Friday, January 29th 2010, at approximately 4.00pm FedEx delivered Baby Mac to the Liz residence. Mac is healthy, happy, and weighs approximately 4.5 pounds. He has adjusted well to his new surroundings.

Baby Mac has brought renewed joy to the family, after they suffered the unimaginable loss of Sony back in October 2009. While the family will never forget Sony (and the 1000s of music files, pictures, and documents that will hopefully be retrieved once Liz is able to find the stupid recovery discs that must be somewhere), Mac is a constant reminder that life goes on, and we should appreciate the time we get to spend with our loved ones.

While Mac is less than a week old, he is spry and full of life. He enjoys going online, listening to music, and updating Twitter. We wish him a long and happy life.