Friday, May 30, 2008

They said Frak!

Cuteoverload.com has officially used the word frak in a post! As in, 'This Kitteh is Frakking Cute'. They are totally watching Battlestar Gallactica.

Link here

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Also,

If NCIS Season 3 could finish downloading so I actually have something to do while I procrastinate that would be great.

EDIT: downloaded! I can kiss my grades this quarter goodbye...

Checked Out

My personal day on Tuesday has turned into a personal week. A week of being a bum and not going to class. Finals is in two weeks. History paper due on Sunday is going to royally kick my ass. And yes, putting it off will make it easier to write. I apparently fail at life. Contemplating fleeing the country to South America by scaling the new wall our government is building on the border with Mexico. Would flee to Canada, but their dollar is now stronger than the American one. Pretty shitty eh?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Boardgames Never Go Out of Style

"Hell no. I am not falling for that shit again."
- My friend C-Chan commenting on the fact that my other friend had the Ballroom card. She took the secret passage to the Lounge instead. CLUE BLOCKED!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Mr. Concerned Parent

In my free time (haha) I'm a co-coach of a U16 girls club volleyball team. Coaching is rewarding and I love volleyball but sometimes the parents are...frustrating. One of the dad's on the team helps out by keeping stats during tournaments and then sending the summary to me and the other coach at the end of the weekend. By no means am I ungrateful for this, but getting e-mails suggesting how to better run the team is pretty insulting. The latest stat e-mail ended with this:


In Summary: I think you should swap out Player A and another outside hitter with the libero rathar than your middles. Statistically you are losing far more points on their returns than your middles, that could be because the middles don't get the number of returns to pass since they are rotated out (
um, yea. That IS the reason), but you also would be saving Player A's energy for what she is focused on - hitting the ball. If that is her main contribution (and statistically that's what I can see) then why not have her focused on that? (What a great idea except for the part where there is nobody else that passes consentingly better than her in the back row). She is bleeding as many or more points from return errors than she is generating from her attacks. I would also take a look at how Player B is serving and see if she can find the groove again. (What a novel idea! See, here I was thinking we should just keep Player B in her slump)

Umm, I'm sorry but substituting the libero( a back row defensive specialist) with an outside hitter means one of the middles will have to play in the back row. Believe me, their states would be MUCH worse than Player A's. I know, because I watch them pass at every single practice and game we've had this year. And yes, the middles' passing states look better because they don't have serve receive states to muddy up the data. If they did play back row...the states would negatively correlate to show that. Thanks for the data, but I've taken statics too. I think I can safely interpret the data for myself and make my own decisions, probably better ones. Have YOU ever played volleyball Mr. Concerned Parent? I think not.

Oh, and that middle hitter Dad wants to play all the way around the court? Yea, that's his daughter.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dollhouse

The producer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss Whedon gives us a new show, Dollhouse. Now I didn't watch Buffy, so normally I wouldn't get all hyped up about this, but the trailer looks awesome and OMG IS THAT TAHMOH PENIKETT FROM BATTLESTAR!!! HI HELO IT IS GOOD TO KNOW THAT I WON'T HAVE TO MISS YOUR BEAUTIFUL PERSON ONCE BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA IS DONE!!! Okay, rant over, but seriously, check out this trailer and give the show a chance. It's going to air on Fox starting in January 2009 right before 24. HI HELO!!!!



And here we can tell that Helo plays some sort of agent, and more importatnly, HAS A GUN! Do you really need anymore reason to watch this show!?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Best Show EVER

What do you get when you combine Canadians, Halo and hilarity? Red vs. Blue, probably one of the funniest things produced on the Internet. These guys are way smart, you don't even have to play the game to get the hummer. The site Roosterteeth is responsible for this pure GENIUS. Also, most of the episodes are available on youtube. I am guilty of watching these multiple, multiple times, and they are still funny.

American Airlins Plans 15$ Bag Fee

This is just plain ridiculous. We already pay too much for airline tickets; they charge for movie viewing and for food. If I buy an airplane ticket it's because I'm traveling somewhere that I need to bring a bag with me, charging for a given part of air travel just seems stupid. Who goes on a trip with out packing a suitcase? Fifteen dollars really isn't that much, but it shouldn't have to be paid in the first place. Bag check has always been included in ticket price and rightly so, up the ticket price if you have to, but this is just insulting. So your company is in trouble, find some other way to bring in revenue like working on customer service. Not charging 15$ to check my luggage and guaranteeing that I will try my best to never fly American Air again.

Link to the New York Times article on the subject.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Rhyme

This word offends me. Why? Do you see the first four letters, R H Y M, notice anything special? They are all consonants! No vowels until the end! How does this word function? Besides the fact that I always want to spell it ryhme (yes, thank you Word, I did notice the word was spelled wrong). I mean really, who designed this word? Four consonants...in a row. It really shouldn't be pronounceable. Rhyme...blah.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Anne Liebovitz Disney Photos

A little late to the game I know, but these are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. My favorite photo's from Anne Liebovitz's collection for Disney's Year of a Million dreams. Gorgeous!


Where imagination serves the day.
Where every Cinderella story comes true.
Where Wonderland is your destiny.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Lies We Tell Ourselves

1. The red will turn into a brilliant golden brown tan, no peeling involved.

2. Brownie batter eaten before cooking doesn't have caloric value

3. Similarly, anything bought at a street fair doesn't have caloric value

4. Watching Battlestar Gallactica on a Saturday is not lame

5. Knowing that Jamie Bamber is the name of the actor who plays Lee off the top of your head does not make you obsessed with the show.

6. That one day all men will look like Jamie Bamber and have British accent


Saturday, May 17, 2008

To You

Mr. Let's Weed Whack Our Lawn At 8:45 AM IN THE MORNING,

Do you know how many hungover college students hate you right now, DO YOU!?

Friday, May 16, 2008

o_0




Not sure what collars have to do with Seattle, but I'll take your word for it Toothpast for Dinner. You make me laugh, and I like that.

So I see you've been out killing skin cells

Today I celebrated the first warm sunny day in Seattle by turning myself a nice robust, Ferrari red. I look like a lobster.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

ENGL 284

"Writing is the great equalizer, kinda like death."

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cooking Conundrum

My roommates and I just made brownies. But somewhere between adding olive oil because we are out of vegetable and pouring the mix into the glass pan half of the concoction disappeared. Seriously, our brownies are now cooking (read: burning) because there isn't a thick enough layer to cover the bottom of the pan. Do I know where it went? No...what? You say my face is rimmed with chocolate and there are strawberry tops in the sink? No comment.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Let's pretend it's SPRING!



Taken at the hill above the local p-patch by moi!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I am, for sure, going to Hell.

Going directly to Hell. Not passing Go, and not collecting 200 dollars. Damn!

I became a 'true' and confirmed member of the Episcopal Church today; made all the more official by the presiding Bishop of our dioses who is from Texas and sounds like George W. My sister who, while we look quite similar is about three inches shorter and forty pounds lighter, got congratulated on my confirmation probably about as many times as I did. A sad, sad day pour moi. Let's just say that if it wasn't Mother's Day, I would not be the newest confirmed Episcopal in the area. But alas, I am and I think there's a special circle of Dante's Hell for people who pledge false allegiance.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Poetry

I heart my poetry teacher; an exclamation brought forth by this stanza written by Kevin

I love making
love sometimes.

"What is it Kevin!? WHAT DO YOU LOVE???" Petite women with short hair and box glasses waving her arms frantically in the air.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Gossip Girl

Spotted at 1:05 pm, Sunshine, finally showing her head from behind the Clouds. Is Spring finally here, or is Sunshine still feeling guilty about that bout of snow last month?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Tail of a Cat Named Pants


Once upon a time there was a cat, his name was Rhett. But Rhett was a special cat and his owners called him disaster pants more often then his actuall name. Eventually it was a lost cause and the cat, formally named Rhett, now goes by the name Pants.

*note the beautiful rainbow throw rug he is situated on.

Because it made me smile

Mona Van Duyn from The Sounds of Poetry

What The Motorcycle Said

Br-r-r-am-m-m, rackety-am-m, OM, Am:
All--r-r-ram, ala-bas-ter--
Am, the world's my oyster.

I hate plastic, wear it black and slick,
hate hardhats, wear one on my head,
that's what the motorcycle said.

Passed phonies in Fords, knocked down billboards, landed
on the other side of The Gap, and Whee
threw away their wrath.

R-r-rackety-am-m. Am. War, rhyme,
soap, meat, marriage, the Phantom Jet
are shit, and like that.

Hate pompousness, punishment, patience, am into Love,
hat e middle-class moneymakers, live on Dad,
that's what the motorcycle said.

Br-r-rackety-am-m. It's Nowsville, man. Passed Oldies, Uglies,
Straighties, Honkies. I'll never be
mean, tired or unsexy.

Passed cigarette suckers, souses, mother-fuckers,
losers, went back to Nature and found
how to get VD stoned.

Passed a cow, too fast to hear her moo, "I rolled
our leave of grass into one ball.
I am the grassy All."

Br-r-r-am-m-m, rackety-am-m, OM, AM:
All-Gr-r-rin, ooohgah, gl-l-utton--
Am, the world's my smilebutton.


Now picture someone reading it outload in a class of 24 people :), and the Rolling Stones.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

World Vision

I use once a day disposal contacts and am currently on day 7 of NO CONTACTS. My vision is far below 20/20, with the world becoming a ball of blurry shapes with nice shag carpet outlines without correctional vision. My glasses can be summed up with a conversation I had today with a friend from high school'

"I ran out of contacts last Friday."-me

"Oh yea, I remember those glasses."-friend

"And that's how old the prescription is."-me

So if my contacts don't come tomorrow, Group Health Cooperative there will be words, there will be words.