Monday, July 31, 2006

I wish I was in Pago Pago

So if you've ever wondered why my blog says I'm posting at 5:25 AM or something INSANE like that the answer is no, I am not a crazy morning person, and I am certainly not an insomniac [I.heart.sleep]. I do, however, have my blog time set to Pacific/Pago_Pago time. For those of you who don't know, Pago Pago looks like it is on a lovely little spec of an island in the American Samoa. I must admit, I had to google map that to find out.

I only wish I was with my lap top, sipping a Mai Tai, while blogging on the beach in Pago Pago, but what it comes down to is that I am too lazy to change the time zone to NYC Eastern/Standard time and thought Pago Pago sounded fun. Alas, I can only dream about being stranded on an island and must resort to living vicariously through my blog time. Example: I wonder what people are doing in Pago Pago right now? Well, let me check my blog time--it's 2:00 PM, they are probably on the beach playing volleyball. Oh to be sooo lucky.

[Plus, this way no one can tell that I sometimes blog at work b/c who knows how many crazy time zone hours away Pago Pago is? exactly. And if you do, please dont' tell.]

Friday, July 28, 2006

I am such a Rejuvenile

My dad said he was cleaning out our basement the other day and I asked if he could send me my babysitter's club books. Thanks to Vicki, we've all had the BSC Movie theme song in our head for the last month and are now nostaligic to read the books. In the same conversation, I mentioned to my dad that I was playing on a company kickball team. And he exclaimed "You're a rejuvenile!" A what? yes. You heard me right, a rejuvenile. Basically, someone who doesn't want to grow up.

Other characteristics of rejuveniles include:
-Eating cupcakes [yummmm who doesn't like cupakes?]
-Watching Cartoons
-Reading Harry Potter [I'm obsessed]

So officially, I am most definitely a rejuvenile. I think it means I'm fun.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Project Runway. . .TONIGHT!

Yes, I am obsessed with Project Runway and have been counting down the days til tonight's show. Wednesday is now my favorite day of the week--or if I miss it, thursday on my DVR. If you haven't watched this show, turn on bravo at pretty much any time, any day and they will probably be playing a re-run. Bravo is a slut like that playing shows over and over and over. . . Which is good if you don't have DVR, but the rest of the world should catch up technology wise.

And I'm getting intrigued in Bravo's new show Work out. I am a sucker for new Bravo TV Shows [Real Housewives of the OC much? SO GOOD] much to my boyfriend's dismay. I'm not that interested in Workout, however, I have been known to be sucked in to bad TV shows. . .[ummm I swear I've never watched My Fair Brady ;-)

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Death By Powerpoint

I have a new Chinese Torture Device: It's called death by powerpoint. The person who is being tortured will have to look/fiddle/update/create powerpoints all day while said torturer [word?] will bring changes upon changes upon changes.

wait. that's my job.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Emily's Still A Fake. . .Yet the Billboards are Real

Interestingly, the billboards have shown up in more cities than just NYC. That's quite a hike for poor emily.

According to the NY Post, this is all a Viral advertising campaign for a new Court TV Show. . . [divorce court perhaps?] Kind of clever, but borderline annoying. Where do marketers draw the line?

Sunday, July 23, 2006

That Girl Emily: A Fake?

Have any of you been sent this link about a crazy wife who finds out her husband is cheating on her and goes on 14 day craze of revenge? All the while, scribing her experience as a blog?Well, I say if you fall into the trap, treat it as fiction. Yes I believe that "That Girl Emily" is a faker. That.Girl.Emily.Fake.Fake.Fake.

If you want to see that picture close up and check for youself, click this link:

TOTALLY Photoshopped. Although, the premise is interesting, Emily alludes to the fact that her friend Laura and Steven were indeed doing the dirty in previous posts. Once again, trying its validity.

It's an interesting social experiment--the blog has been up for 3 weeks and has 83,000 profile views. That's not hits people, that's profile views. Not bad for a scam. Once again, That Girl Emily is a fake fake fake.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Confirmation: The L Sucks

So, turns out my blog about the L being the busiest [or worst in my words] subway in NYC was correct. Thanks Vicki for passing along the info and thanks to Bill Kang's blog for backin me up! []

"so apparently, the L is the busiest train in new york. i think we all knew that … but look at these ridership stats:
1994 . . . 16,968,025
1996 . . . 18,107,243
1998 . . . 21,196,693
2000 . . . 26,155806
2005 . . . 30,452,319"

So it's doubled in 10 years and the number of trains hasn't changed. . .smmmaaarrrt.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Madonna: We are not worthy

About two weeks ago, I saw Madonna in concert. Other than the fact that she is the tiniest person I've ever seen [she was far away, but she basically looked like a 10 year old dancing provocatively on stage] she is also incredibly cool. I couldn't stop talking about how everything she did made my mouth drop halfway down my body. She was break dancing, flying down on disco balls [although, I heard on the subway that she didn't actually get on the disco ball until it landed on the ground. I was pretty disappointed, similar to when I heard there was no Santa Claus] and dancing around like a 21 year old in a night club. She also was surprisingly on key, which I hear in the past has been a problem.

In addition, I am still in awe that she is turning 50 soon. I'm pretty sure she has more energy than my 23 year old body and my 12 week old cat put together [my kitty has been particularly rambunxious lately]. Maybe she's a robot, I think that's the only thing that could explain it. [The tabloids claim it's Yoga, but that's not convincing enough for me. I'm thinking robot, or alien, definitely.]

Either way, it all comes down to how much cooler she is than the rest of us. And that's just something we're going to have to live with.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

God Bless the Almighty Random

One of my favorite bloggers is Heather Armstrong at She also writes a column at and that is where I got the idea for this entry.

She put her ipod on shuffle [or as I call it "the Almighty Random"] and then outlined the first 10 songs. Like her, I tend to fear my almighty random. I have wayyyy too many songs on my ipod that I have never heard, or even know the band. Slightly embarassing, but seeing as my boyfriend is a music fiend he loves dropping thousands [literally] of songs into a playlist. I'm lucky if I have a chance to listen to half of them.

So, I am going to put 10 of my songs on display in complicance with Dooce's Ipod Shuffle rules. Rule Number 1: I can't skip a song I don't like or haven't heard. Number 2: Rule Number 1 is completely optional.

Song 1: Forever Goodbyes by 20 Minutes II Park.

Wow. I can't believe this song came up first. This is the band of one of my BEST friends Josh Gilmore and his counterpart Mitch. [check out their website It looks awesome!] This song in particular is one of my favorites, Mitch's voice is like butter and Josh's guitar as always is impeccable. I also LOVE the harmonica. This is one of the first songs that I heard from their newest recordings and I was totally blown away. I've always loved their band, but I've known 20 minutes since the beginning and at first their recordings were very humble. This one sounds very professional and I'm SO PROUD. Some of my best memories include a bunch of our friends sitting around singing Dave Matthews while Josh plays guitar. I'm so happy he's doing well. Josh--I only wish success in whatever you do. [ps come to NYC!]

Song 2: Rocky Mountain Moon by Louis Armstrong [Greatest hits]

To be honest, I've never heard this song, nor did I know that I had his greatest hits. However, I am a Louis fan, particularly the song Blueberry Hill. Every time I hear his scratchy beautiful voice I admittedly get a little pang in my heart. Blueberry Hill was the song playing when I was going to the Hospital when we found out my grandmother died. I know this sounds morbid, but it was actually a semi-happy moment because she was in a lot of pain and although I miss her the pain had stopped.

Song 3: Center of Attention by Guster
Guster is one of my all time favorite bands and this CD Lost and Gone forever is amazing. I love their energy, particularly when performing and their super unique sound. After seeing them, I fear for the bongo [conga? who knows] drummer banging his hands so rapidly during the show. I hope he knows a good hand doctor. They have a new CD out--I only got a preview but it sounds awesome.

Song 3: Roll Out Justin Timerblake
Andrew--is this some kind of conspiracy? I see that timbaland is featured in this song. . . interesting. Actually, I agree the beat is very good.

Song 4: Peaceful World John Mellencamp
Ohhh Johnny. I think I downloaded this song because he says "Go on Down from Indiana to Tennnessseeee" since I have an unhealthy obsession with songs that mention my home state. Surprisingly, Tennessee, Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Knoxville are mentioned in a large array of songs ranging from rap to country to Ben Harper [obviously worthy of his own genre]. I saw Johnny Mellencamp in Bloomington at IU with all of his 'townies' and I must say he puts on a rockin show.

Song 5: Get Mine Get Yours Christina Aguilera
I don't know where this came from. That's a lie. My friend Nick in 2nd year Univeristy liked her, so I downloaded the CD to give to him for his birthday. Damn automatic Ipod Updater!

Song 6: No Da Cariad David Gray
David Gray is MY ULTIMATE NUMBER 1 favorite artist. He does, however, have an abnormally large percentage of very depressing songs so when I used to listen to him all the time I would get in what Marissa would call 'David Gray Modes' where you are depressed but you have no idea why. It's amazing how music can affect me sometimes. This song definitely is no exception.

Song 7: Every day is a Winding Road Sheryl Crow
This is a fairly decent song and I am not afraid to admit that I am a Sheryl Crow Fan. Her first CD 'Tuesday Night Club'--INCREDIBLE. Remember that game where if you were going to a Desert Island and you could only take 5 cds which would it be? Well, Tuesdy Night Club is definitely on that list for me. That game really isn't pertinent anymore with the birth of the ipod--however, without power on a desert island, what would you do if you have to charge it? Speaking of which, how would you play your CD player for the 5 cds? Wow, it was sooo unrealistic to think you could play cds on a deserted island. Just how it's so likely I'll ever be stuck on a deserted island and have the time to pick 5 cds. I'm glad I thought of this.

Song 8: Everybody's got a story Amanda Marshall
This is a nice little ditty by a Canadian Amanda Marshall. It's an idealistic song about how we shouldn't judge people by first impressions aka "and that Taxi Driver has a PhD." Speaking of Cab Drivers, Andrew and I had this craziest cab driver a couple months ago. He gave us his card "Rolling for Jesus." I think that's all I have to say.

Song 9: #41 Dave Matthews Band
I heart Dave Matthews. Not so much anymore, although I respect him greatly as a musician, but more the memories he evokes within me. Every summer in high school, inevitably we all trekked over the Starwood Ampitheater to see Dave live. He is a frickin amazing performer, no doubt. No two shows are the same, and standing on our chairs cheering, dancing, while sniffing other people's weed was an event not to be missed.

Song 10: Pull My Chain Toby Keith
I was hoping a country song would get on here. weeeeee I have never heard this song [I do believe my brother put it on my ipod], however, I am a sucker for a country song. I think it's amusing how Toby Keith is marketing himself as ultimate white trash. Some funny songs of his to check out:

I'm just talking about Tonight -- Lyrics to watch out for: "I'm not talkin bout locking down forever, baby.That would be too demanding.I'm just talkin bout two lonely peoplewho might reach a little understanding" Nothing like a guy in a cowboy hat talking about promiscuous sex.

Courtesy of the Red White and Blue: Lyrics to watch out for : "Uncle Sam put your name at the top of his listAnd the Statue of Liberty started shaking her fistAnd the eagle will fly and its gonna be hellWhen you hear Mother Freedom start ringing her bellAnd it'll feel like the whole wide world is raining down on youBrought to you courtesy of the red, white, and blue." I'm guessing he's a bush supporter. Just a thought.

Tada. My ipod straight up.