Saturday, April 29, 2006

Happiness Thy Name Is TiVo

Ladies and Gents,

I'd like to introduce you to a new member of my humble abode - TIVO.

I finally got the phone line installed to get the damn TiVo set up and my Friday night consisted of me following alot of pretty colored pictures to set up the Tivo to my entertainment family. Let me state that I am not really all that electronics/mechanically inclined. A lot of it has to do with coordination but most of it has to do with thinking 4 steps ahead (another flaw that comes out when I play chess). TiVo was kind enough to send this HUGE poster with pictures on how to set this up and since I got it up and running, I figure I did it really well! I have yet to check if my dvd/vcr works but who cares! I have TiVo! I even had Scott on stand-by to come by this morning to set it up just in case.

Self-Reliance 1
Dependency 0

Matt Went #10?

What the hell? Matt Leinart went #10 overall in the NFL draft? Yes, I got up (actually, I digress, I got a phone call at 9am that woke me up, my one freaking day to sleep in and it got screwed up) and watched the NFL draft this morning. No surprise Reggie Bush was taken #2 after someone signed someone yesterday at the #1 pick. Glad to see Reggie is going to New Orleans - I'm really happy that Matt is going to Arizona but why #10!?!? Thats just an ego crusher right there.

The best part of the morning was when New Orleans announced Reggie Bush as their pick and the New York Jets fans (who had the #4 pick) were screaming at the tv cameras - "What were you thinking!?!?!" Classic! That gave me a good laugh early in the morn.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Shaft is in Da House!

Richard Roundtree is being interviewed by the folks at Karma Air.

Show some respect Bitches!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

A Source For New Material

The thought had actually crossed my mind that I might have run out of some original material since hockey season was over and some of my tv shows were coming to an end. Then I did the most brillant thing to get stories for the blog. I started taking the METRO.

Today was Day 2 and this one is going to be hard to top.

The guy sitting behind me was whimpering the whole ride into Union Station.

No, I'm not kidding.

Yes, I shared and texted my brother.

I walked by him to get to my seat and I could hear him crying when I sat down - but as the ride went on, it sounded like whimpering. Imagine a dog crying in the middle of the night trying to get into the house - oh yeah...from the end of the Gold Line all the way to Union Station. The person who sat next to him ended up moving and the guy next to me gave me this look. I tried using the reflections to see if he was indeed crying but I couldnt do it and I couldnt very well turn around and stare him down (well I could have but I was in a fairly decent mood today). I was telling a coworker about it (cough THE CHAD cough) and he was giving me a hard time about how "mean" I was for wanting to laugh at the guy. It was a 30 minute ride and this all happened before 8:30am! I wanted to imagine what kinds of things this guy must have gone through to have already had an emotional breakdown before 9am and I came up with 1) found out his significant other was cheating and 2) was about to lose his job.

Any other suggestions?

Sunday, April 23, 2006

My Brother Is Obsessed!

His current obsession is with an upcoming movie called SNAKES ON A PLANE. I'm sure you might have heard of it. The premise is:

A ruthless assassin unleashes a crate full of lethal snakes aboard a packed passenger jet over the Pacific Ocean in order to eliminate a witness in protective custody. The rookie pilot and frightened passengers must band together to survive.

Is it because I'm a girl I have no interest in seeing this? I have to admit that some of the sites for this are rather entertaining. For some quality reading - click here.

P/S In the "Why Are They Remaking This Movie?" Category..The Omen? I've been scared for about 15 years from that movie - why remake it? The first one did a spectacular job!

Friday, April 21, 2006

I'm A Bonehead!

So the phone company finally came out to install my phone, so I can FINALLY install my TIVO and the idiot I am - FORGOT TO BUY A PHONE!

Installation Delayed One Week.

Um, Can I Housesit?

Ok - this has to be the coolest thing ever!

"A wealthy California woman is to turn a Boeing 747 jet into a house on some of the most exclusive real estate in the world. Francie Rehwald wanted a house that was environmentally friendly and "feminine". Architect David Hertz, a specialist in using recycled materials, said she was stunned when he recommended an old 747, the biggest commercial aircraft in service. The jumbo jet cost about 40,000 dollars from a cemetery for more than 1,500 scrap airliners in the California desert. The jet is to be moved in parts to a 55-acre (22-hectare) site in the Malibu Hills near the Pacific Ocean and Rehwald admits the final cost will be several million dollars. The wings will be the main house. The cockpit will become a meditation temple, the jet's trademark hump will become a loft and the remaining scrap will be used for more buildings."

I have to admit that when I read the story I was thinking about how kooky this story seems but I'll be damned if the computer rendering doesnt make the house look spectacular!

D-Day, One Year Later

Yup, today is my D-Day anniversary and I dont know how I feel about it.

A few days ago, I was talking to a close friend about the impending day and telling her how sort of melancholy I felt about the whole thing. On a certain level, I feel like celebrating and on another, I feel like I should be mourning. She reassured me about my decision and its not that I regret it all happening but I'm sad about the disappointment of the whole thing. I'm sad that I had all this optimism about someone and a future together and then one day its all gone.

So much has happened - new job, new career, new apt, new lifestyle...damn, I should be celebrating! And in a way I am. Now more than ever, I do what I want and I live my life the way I want to live it. I got my season tickets for the Kings, I rode the Zamboni, I bought my ticket for my trip to New York, and soon I will sign up for Tango lessons.

I guess in the end, I have to be grateful for D-Day because it helped me realize that I shouldnt put off what I really want to satisfy anyone else. I should only worry about satisfying myself and my responsibilities. Hmm - I guess we really do learn something dont we?

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Bye Luc - Thanks for the Memories

I still cant get over the fact that Luc Robitaille retired from hockey! He has been a player the whole time I have been a Kings fan (even though he defected to other teams on his tenure). We went to the game and while he was making a little speech at the end of the night - I swear I started to cry. I'm going to miss Luuuuuuuuc!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Gotta Love The Optimism

This is from an email I received from the Kings marketing gang regarding tonight's game against Phoenix. I love my Kings but comparing them to cockroaches? COME ON! Let me say that I've pretty much squashed these roaches and am expecting a full refund of my playoff ticket purchase....

"So you're saying there's a chance...."--Lloyd Christmas from Dumb and Dumber

For all of those that were so quick to bury the Kings playoff aspirations, don't be so trigger-happy. With three games left, the Kings aren't dead yet. Los Angeles will attempt to keep their slim playoff hopes alive tonight, heading down into the Valley of the Sun to take on the Phoenix Coyotes at Glendale Arena. The Coyotes have a slight edge in the season series between the two teams, winning four of the seven games.

The Kings have developed cockroach-like survival skills over the past few weeks, continuing to linger in the conference playoff race despite predictions of their demise. Teetering on the edge of elimination, Los Angeles would need to win all three of its remaining games and receive help from both Edmonton and Vancouver to qualify for the post-season.

Unfortunately for L.A. fans, the Kings staying power has been more in spite of their recent play than anything else. Los Angeles currently finds itself in the midst of a three-game losing streak, their second such streak in the last two weeks. In fact, over the past seven games, L.A. has been outscored 21-7. Offensively, the Kings have provided one of the bigger California droughts in recent memory. In the 19 games since the Olympic break, L.A. produced more than three goals only twice, averaging 2.05 goals per game over that span.

On a grander scale, tonight will mark the beginning of the Luc Robitaille Farewell Tour. On Tuesday, the greatest goal-scorer in Kings history announced his retirement, effective at the end of this season. Fortunately for the Kings, Robitaille has seen his share of success against Phoenix this season, collecting four goals and an assist in seven games against Wayne Gretzky's crew. Forward Derek Armstrong has also done a bit of damage to the Coyotes this season, tallying three goals and four assists while Joe Corvo and Craig Conroy have picked up six points apiece.

On the defensive end, L.A. will have to keep tabs on Phoenix's leading scorer Shane Doan, who has accumulated two goals and five assists versus the Kings this season. However, as well as Doan has done, L.A.'s biggest nemesis has been defenseman Paul Mara. The Coyotes left-handed blue-liner has torched the Kings for four goals and five assists while providing steady defense for Phoenix. For Phoenix, tonight's game may be a step towards finishing the season at .500, as the Coyotes have no chance at a playoff berth. Phoenix (36-38-5) is riding a losing streak of its own, dropping its last five consecutive games.

LOST Recap

Due to some rather potent margaritas at last night's dinner shizzle - I am not in the best of memory to recap this episode...

But click here for a great recap! I love The Tail Section.

Booger In Da House!

As I type, the folks over at Karma Air are interviewing Curtis Armstrong - aka Booger from Revenge of the Nerds. I dont know why I'm so star struck, but I am!

You know whats funny is that this guy has a really impressive resume and yet he will always be remember as Booger.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

That Bitch Monica

I jest.

I love Monica.

And I love that Monica loves me.

And I absolutely loved that Monica called me as I was driving into work telling me that 24 is filming right outside her office today.

And I loved how she told me that she could have gotten me a pass to go watch all the filming.

I also loved that she told me I left government work too early since it looks like they are using the military on that base for the film work and since I used to work for the military as I was good as in to go there and watch them film it and hold Keifer’s little knapsack.


Monday, April 10, 2006

Dates We Remember

A year ago, a friend of mine died - when I got back from a trip to Vegas, I found an email that had been sent out by a coworker talking about what had happened to him. It affected me more that I can say when I heard about his passing. I wondered why I had been thinking about him recently - especially last week when I drove down and was listening to Mark and Brian through the desert. He loved that show (everyone we worked with loved that show) but I mostly get reminded by the hearty laugh one of those guys has that I'm thrown back to memories of our time at work together. Its odd how little things will remind you of your friends - songs, movies, restaurants, sayings. I guess thats the true testament of a friendship - carrying on the little things that make people unique and sharing them with other people.

Last night, I was cleaning the new pad and unwittingly opened a box with junk in it (I think I have 3 of these boxes left). You know the kind - the boxes or drawers where you throw paperwork, receipts, gadgets, gizmos, the box of perpetual procrastination. Well I finally got to it and came across the program of his memorial service (which coincidently was one year yesterday). I sat back and started to think about how much my life changed and the opportunities missed or seized that have come my way. I dont feel that I have necessarily "missed" any opportunities- I've declined offers and opted for a route that would satisfy myself and what I want for my future. But what is that future?

Today is my 6 month anniversary since I started working for this company and completely changing the direction of my life. Not that I was unhappy where I was 6 months ago, butI felt unsatisfied. Now I feel stressed out, overworked, and just plain tired! But I wouldnt change a thing.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Another LOST Update

Yes, I have been slacking - let it go. I've been rather busy at the ol' workplace and I have yet to shell out the mula for internet at new digs.

Moving on....


I love Hurley-centric episodes and last nights was rather interesting. On we go -

We found out that Hurley feels responsible for the deaths of two people after a deck collapses when he goes out there (deck was made for 8, 23 people were already out there...THE NUMBERS AGAIN PEOPLE!!) Apparently he went into some catatonic state and ends up in a mental institution.

He has a buddy in there named Dave


But who is DAVE really? Apparently a figment of Hurley's imagination...

"Dave's not here man..."

Then we find Libby in the asylum as well!

"Psycho Libby"

How about some coincidences that we have found? Mostly involving Hurley mind you...
Sawyer --Sawyer had a fling with the girl who pulled Hurley's winning lotto numbers.
Locke -- Locke worked for Randy at the box company which Hurley owned. Hurley also used to work for Randy.
Jin/Sun -- Hurley appeared on their television as the big time lotto winner in the USA.
Jack -- Sawyer, who boinked the lotto chick who drew Hurley's winning numbers, met Jack's dad at a bar in Australia.
Kate -- While at her fathers recruiting office, Sayid appears on the tv. Locke, who worked for Randy who was once Hurley's boss, inspected Sayid's lost loves house.
Sayid -- Locke, who worked for Randy, inspected Sayid's lost love Nadia's house.
Michael/Walt -- The comic with the polar bear came from Hurley.
Danielle -- Brought to the island by Hurley's winning lottery numbers.
The Hatch -- The computer room is called "The Dome". A similar structure appears in the comic book that Hurley was reading on the plane. Also the numbers (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42) appear on the outside of the hatch, and are the code to reset the counter, and appear on the vaccine which protects against "the sickness".
Libby -- Was at the asylum with Hurley. Think she is incognito? Consider this, her name was Libby at the asylum too. Talk about hiding in the open!

Alright - more questions:
1) Maybe Locke's paralysis was caused by Hurley during that deck accident. Hurley did own the box company Locke worked at perhaps it was a company event.
2) FauxHenry talked about how he let the timer go down and he never put in the numbers last week - when that happened he heard what might have been a magnet turn on. If this is true, could that have caused the plane crash?
3) What the heck is Eko building? A church perhaps...hmmmm
4) FauxHenry freaked me out by saying "God doesnt know how long we've been here John, he can't even see this island any better than the rest of the world". What the hell is that supposed to mean?!?!? Dude - enough with the mind fucking ok. Just drill a hole in Locke's head and go at it.
5) Is Libby obsessed with Hurley or is she an other that was in the mental institution to keep an eye on Leonard - the one who originally started up with the numbers.
6) It has also been said that a) Locke's mom was at the mental institution with Hurley and b) arent these places segregated by sex? Why would Libby be in there with the men unless - SHE WAS A MAN!!!!

P/S I loved that Hurley and Sawyer went at it and that everytime Sawyer tried to crawl out from under the tarp, he kept getting pulled back and Jin was just laughing his ass off. Also loved the many one liners.

When Sawyer ends up hoarding all the food they found "I can open up a convenience store - do you think Sayid wants a job?"

Hurley when trying to leave to go live in the caves alone: 'I'm just going to be one of those people who runs around naked and throws doody at people'

Monday, April 03, 2006

My Brother Does Rule

Yes brother rules..and he is so handsome....and his kids are soooooooooooooooooo much cuter then mine. ( Though Jacob is very handsome!) I wish all of you had a brother like him!

***I will never give my brother my password again!
*Come on can trust me! Besides how random is that password..yeesh I thought mine were weird...