Monday, June 16, 2008

They Said Angst!

Despite Ireland rejecting the Lisbon Treaty the euro rose against the dollar, again I might add, today. I am truly happy that the treaty not being ratified didn't effect Europe's currency, but what makes me even happier is this quote from the NYT:

"But the angst has not spilled into the currency markets, where the euro — perhaps the most tangible symbol of European unity — rose against the dollar Monday, the first full day of trading since the results of the Irish vote were announced."

Are reputable newspapers allowed to use that word? Because when I see the word angst I definitely think of Harry Potter Puppet Pals (Which on another note, go to youtube and search for immediately). "Angst, angst, angst," Harry continually slams head against wall. It's funny,'s out, I can connect the world political economy with Harry Potter if I want!

New York Times article here.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you...the PUDU!

Possibly the cutest thing on the earth. The Pudu is the world's smallest dear and hails from Chile. This Woodland Park Zoo has recently acquired an adult pair, who HAD A BABY ON MAY 24!!!

Yes, it really isn't any taller than the grass. I saw it myself in person! The parents are about a foot and a half tall, the baby is maybe 8 inches tall, maybe. HEARTHEARTHEART!!! If they weren't seriously endangered I would totally get one as a pet!

Saturday, June 14, 2008


not that hard, right? WRONG. Here at the U-bookstore we're excepting back customer rebate envelops. Simple concept: collect your recites from the school year, put them in the envelope, fill out the front and return to store during the month of June. Every single sign in the book store states "turn in UW customer rebate envelopes in the basement". Does this stop customers from asking me where to turn in the envelops? When the sigh is right in front of their face? No, no it does not.

"Where can I turn in my-"


Friday, June 13, 2008

One more,

Because this is totally what happens...

more cat pictures

he he he

more cat pictures

Thursday, June 12, 2008



Wednesday, June 11, 2008

T minus four hours and 43 minutes untill my last final

and then I am getting so drunk I will hopefully forget all of the information I learned this quarter along with my name. Fun times, fun times.

Monday, June 9, 2008

McDonald's did what!?

"McDonald's Halt's Use of Tomatoes". I read this headline and freaked, what will happen to the ketchup? THE KETCHUP?? As ketchup is my favorite condiment I had to click on the link. Sneaky New York Times roped me in on false pretenses. McDonald's stopped use of tomatoes in their burgers because of a salmonella risk. "Absolutely no changes will be made to McDonald's ketchup," a spokesperson is reported to have said. Or at least they SHOULD have said. Shame on you New York Times, you almost gave me a heart attack.

Article with misleading title here.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

My legs are smoooooth

This new Nair stuff works wonders. I just used it and now I can't stop rubbing my legs against each other, they are silky smooth and oh so yummy! Yes the bathroom smells like a hair salon, but so what? My legs are divinely smooooth.

I am Loving

Coldplay's new album Viva la Vida. Officially this CD comes out on June 17th here in the US, but those of us with super sneaky downloading powers have already acquired the track list. There's only ten songs on the album but I love all of them; especially Viva la Vida, Violet Hill, and Cemeteries of London. I think I will actually buy this one for real when it comes out!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

I am never getting a car,

unless of course I ever have enough money to afford that Porsche 911 series, at which point I will have so many G's it won't matter what the cost of oil is.

With the price of crude oil hitting the highest it's ever been (even oil prices in the 80's adjusted for inflation are officially less) the idea of converting my money into pounds and moving to England is sounding more and more promising. Sadly that would cut my savings in half. Le sigh. In other news The New York Times has been talking to some serious hard 'toe the line' republicans:

“The conventional wisdom a couple of years ago was that oil did not have that much leverage over the economy,” said Daniel Yergin, chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates. “But now it plainly does. People are suddenly paying much more attention to their energy costs and trying to figure out how to manage them.”

Oil, did NOT have THAT much leverage over the economy? Even my economic hating arse knows that their is no possible way that was ever true. This Yergin person has obviously been smoking whatever is Mr. Bush's drug of choice. Cambridge, I used to have so much respect for you!

But seriously, I need to move to Europe where they have decent public transportation. Stat. Or get really rich and say 'fuck you natural resources' like the rest of corporate America.

New York Times article that info was taken from here.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Last Day

ha HA! Today is the last day of class before summer break! Selena +1, School, well school is probably about +10 because finals are next week, but for now we'll go with: School -1. So just to reiterate,

Selena +1
School -1

Now hopefully I don't drown on my way to class...damn rain. It's June, JUNE!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

It's official,

Barrack Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination seat last night. Hillary has stepped down, finally excepting the fact that she won't be able to get enough delegate votes for the nomination herself. Now if we can only get him in office. I don't think America can take another republican president so soon.

Image courtesy of the New York Times site. Article picture was attached to here

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Dear Seattle,

Lately I've been feeling like I live in a tropical rain forest. Seeing as this is all your fault I thought I'd bring the issue to your attention. If you could kindly stop raining and cut the muggy heat crap I would be much obliged. It is JUNE. It looks like November of February. Except, of course, for the part where it's actually kind of warm outside. But seriously, if you keep raining like this the plant life is going to take over. Global warming, you suck.



P.S. No, those three days of above 80 degree weather last month do not make up for the monsoon like atmosphere the other 28 days.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Guilty Pleasure

Craig Morgan, International Harvester.

I know, don't say anything. But come on:

I’m the son of a 3rd generation farmer
I’ve been married 10 years to the farmer’s daughter
I’m a God fearin’ hard workin’ combine driver
Hoggin’ up the road on my p-p-p-p-plower
Chug a lug a luggin’ 5 miles an hour
On my International Harvester

Brilliant lyrics, I love middle America!

Sunday, June 1, 2008


A and J holding hands in the parking lot outside apartment. Why all dressed up A? Are you leaving Pants behind? Or is this date as red hot as your shoes?


oh why, does mac and cheese taste so gosh darn good when you're drunk? We must have eaten at least three boxes of the cheesy goodness last night. But it is going to take a forensic scientist to wade through the carnage that is The Kitchen this morning to find out. Those cheesy noodles are everywhere.