Monday, October 30, 2006

In the arms of the angel

A little more about my argument with dad, if you don't care, you can leave.
So this morning when I left, there was an envelope with my name on it in his handwriting. When I opened it, there was $20 in it. Now, of course I'm taking and spending the money, what I hate is that my dad thinks he can solve this by throwing money at it. Not gonna happen, write me a note or something, cause I guarantee I'm not speaking to you for at least a week or so.
And it's not the fact that I had to mow the leaves (that's a stupid reason), it's that my parents have so much power over me, because I live in their house, I rent an apartment from them, and I have to follow the rules. If I had the money, I wouldn't live there. I just hate how they bend their rules and its ok, but if I do its horribly bad, and not allowed. That's what I hate. And I think part of their rules, is (are) cause they know they have no say over my life, and this is the tiny way they can have control. I know they hate my tattoos, hell my mom said she'd pay to have one of them removed. And I know they are slowly getting used to the idea that I love bikes and riding them. I think they just hate that I'm not their good little girl anymore.

Some Beach, Somewhere

Stole this from Sodapop, cause she knew I would. LOL
DO YOU SNORE? Not that I'm aware of
ARE YOU A LOVER OR A FIGHTER? Usually a fighter, but it does depend on the situation
WHAT’S YOUR WORST FEAR? The future
AS A KID, WERE YOU A LEGO MANIAC? Hell Yeah, I still have buckets of Legos, and some of the little things (still put to gether) on shelves
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF “REALITY” TV? I have a few shows I watch (as I've mentioned on here), The Amazing Race, Survivor and COPS
DO YOU CHEW ON YOUR STRAWS? Umm, no. I haven't just quit smoking (You'll get that if you read a previous post and you watch one of the shows)
WERE YOU A CUTE BABY? I know I had really chubby cheeks, my brother still calls me chubby cheeks sometimes
IS THE SINGLE LIFE FOR YOU? Personally I hate being single, but I don't need a guy to fix shit for me
WHAT COLOR IS YOUR KEYBOARD? Black, and black
DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER? Yes, my parents use to complain my showers were too long, so now I time my showers by the songs I'm listening to
HAVE YOU EVER BUNGEE JUMPED? No
ANY SECRET TALENT That I don't know
WHAT’S YOUR IDEAL VACATION SPOT? Either Arnold's Park, IA or Washington DC
CAN YOU SWIM? Yes
HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOVIE DONNIE DARKO? Never heard of it
DO YOU GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE OZONE? Nope, can't say I do
HOW MANY LICKS DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO THE CENTER OF A TOOTSIE POP? I'm thinking about 10, I counted once, but it's not something that stuck with me
CAN YOU SING THE ALPHABET BACKWARDS? no
DO YOU PREFER ELECTRIC OR MANUAL PENCIL SHARPENER? I don't know, I rarely use pencils, and when I do, they're usually mechanical
WHAT’S YOUR STAND ON HUNTING? I think people should hunt, the deer are a problem here, but not anything endangered (I hope that's the right word)
IS MARRIAGE IN YOUR FUTURE? God, I hope so
DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? I like it, it's a nice little mix of cursive and print
WHAT ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO? Cats (mostly dandruff on animals) and bananas
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAID, “I LOVE YOU” ? I really have no idea
DO YOU CRY AT WEDDINGS? I don't cry in public
HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS? Over easy, or whatever gives me the runny centers
ARE BLONDES DUMB? Depends on the blonde
WHERE DOES THE OTHER SOCK END UP? usually somewhere on my floor
WHAT TIME IS IT?7:43 AM
DO YOU HAVE A NICKNAME? weinkermeyer, weink, wendell
IS MCDONALD’S DISGUSTING? I always got sick on it when I was a kid, but not so much now, though I'd pick some other fast food restaurant over it, if I have the choice
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE IN A CAR? At least over 2 weeks, (last time I was on a bus though, was Sat)
DO YOU PREFER BATHS OR SHOWERS? usually baths, but since the last bathtub I had leaked, and this one is just gross looking, I don't get a lot of them. But I love to just sit in a warm bubble bath.
IS SANTA CLAUS REAL? Depends on your definition of SC, my mother has tons (I mean that literally, over hundreds), of Santa Clauses
DO YOU LIKE TO HAVE YOUR NECK KISSED? Never been kissed
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? I LOVE the dark
WHAT ARE YOU ADDICTED TO? Volt, and a secret I can't tell you
CRUNCHY OR CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER? creamy, but I'm not much of a pb fan
CAN YOU CRACK YOUR NECK? no
HAVE YOU EVER RIDDEN IN AN AMBULANCE? Nope
IS DRUG FREE THE WAY TO BE? Yes, I was prescribed drugs once, but they changed a part of me I can't live without, and I will never take drugs again (legal or illegal)
ARE YOU A HEAVY SLEEPER? I have no idea, but probably, as I can sleep through thunder storms
WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR EYES? Hazel
DO YOU LIKE YOUR LIFE? no, I'm bored with it
ARE YOU PSYCHIC? I have a lot of deja vu moments, but no
HAVE YOU READ CATCHER IN THE RYE? Nope, wasn't required for any of my classes
DO YOU PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS? No
HAVE YOU EVER STOLEN MONEY? No
CAN YOU SNOWBOARD? No
DO YOU LIKE CAMPING? Only if I can do it indoors
DO YOU SNORT WHEN YOU LAUGH? Sometimes
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? yes
ARE DOGS A MAN’S BEST FRIEND? Yes
YOU BELIEVE IN DIVORCE? I don't think its something to believe in (that wouldnt' be the word I would choose)
CAN YOU DO THE MOONWALK? Nope
DO YOU MAKE A LOT OF MISTAKES? Yep
IS IT COLD OUTSIDE TODAY? Not too bad, in a couple months it will be below 0, then I'll be cold
WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? One of those complete meals in a box (I ate the whole thing in one sitting, that's like 4 servings, so I was a little hungry)
DO YOU WEAR NAIL POLISH? Nope I have a tendency to pick it off within an hour or so of it drying
HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU LIKE RIGHT NOW? I have lots of friends
WHAT’S THE MOST ANNOYING TV COMMERCIAL? Right now, anything political
DO YOU SHOP AT AMERICAN EAGLE? Nope
FAVORITE SONG AT THE MOMENT? Rock Star by Nickelback

By the way, sorry about the post the other day people, I was a little pissed. I don't hate the whole world.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Good love's gonna shine

So, I had to mow the lawn today (probably the last time this year), that didn't bother me. I have to do it anyway. I have a contract (more spoken than written, though if it were written we wouldn't have this problem), that I have to mow the lawn to help with my discounted rent price, but they like to change it on me, so today I got to mow the lawn and the leaves, which takes twice as long, cause you have to keep stopping and empty the bag. Anyway I got in a fight about it with my dad, I was soo pissed (actually I still am), it didn't bother me so much the fight, but he had to do it when dream guy was walking to work (so not only did I miss out on seeing dream guy go to work, but I lost a argument with my dad in front of him). I really wanted to just jump on my dad I was so pissed. I really don't mind mowing the lawn, I hate it my parents have so much power over me. If I had the money (well I'd give myself the thing I want, but if I couldn't do that) I'd move as far away from parents as I could, and never come back, never call/write them.

Sunshine on the bridge

The one thing in this whole world I want I can't have. And I hate my parents and everyone else in the world for it. That's the reason I don't believe in God. The one easy thing it/he could give me, that would make me and the rest of the people in this world happier, and I don't get it. Someday, someone's gonna wave it in my face and I'm gonna grab it, and you all can read about it in the newspaper.

Friday, October 27, 2006

What A Beautiful Day

I just saw the most beautiful site. I was walking by the PD about 2 min before shift change and I saw my whole fleet lined up waiting. Picture 7 of the cars below all lined up. Actually we have two new impalas (and the new impalas don't look like that), a Ford Crown Victoria (for the "larger officers" [or so I was told]), and almost all the cars have the new light bars (I wanna say high definition, but I'm pretty sure that's not right). Still a pretty damn nice site. I guess the only thing better would have been to see the afternoon shift come out and get into the cars.

shut your mouth and fight me

And once again, I complain on the lack of fun clothes I have. Course it doesn't help that I'm tiny and I get extremely cold easily (maybe if I had some guy to keep me warm...). I wanted something cool (neat) to wear today that was warm, I didn't come up with anything. It sucks, even clothes I had back in middle school fit me, cause I haven't grown (at least not up top). And if I had money, I could buy something cool to wear, but all my money goes to food and bills (I have less than $200 in the bank, and it's leaving quickly).

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Not Ready To Make Nice

OK, I know this is a controversial topic. And I don't mind any of you having a difference of opinion, and if you want to post that on here, that's fine. But if you start bashing me because of my opinion or saying anything hateful about anyone else's opinion on here, I will delete your comment.
I talked with Goddess, I know that I speak my mind quite a bit (have gotten kicked off a couple web forums for it), so I should not not speak my mind on here, just cause I'm scared to lose some of my (few) readers. As I said above, I don't mind if you have different opinions (everyone shouldn't have the same opinion anyway), and I don't mind if you post them, but if you start bashing people (even me) about my opinions, then I get cranky. So, I've decided to post this (I've thought about it, basically since Oprah was over yesterday, and I slept on it [obviously], but I feel that I shouldn't censor myself). So, disagree with me, post your own opinions, just don't create anything nasty and rude, and no name calling. I have the power to delete your comments, and I will if I feel anyone is being bashed on here.
Yesterday the Dixie Chicks were on Oprah talking about the comment the lead singer Natalie Maines comment from 2003 about the president "We do not want this war, this violence. And we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas." People have said if you agree with the Chicks, you support Communism, that free speech is fine if you don't do it in public, that the Chicks criticism was un-American, that they were/are traitors. Basically this is a matter of freedom of speech, now I don't agree with what they said about the President, but one of the principles of this country is that we can say/express ourselves without the fear of being persecuted for it. Natalie said she feels the office of the President should have respect, but she didn't have any respect to the President. They even received a death threat from a guy telling Natalie when, where, and what time he was going to shoot her, and they still had the concert, that takes guts. Martie had said that some people only send threats to open people's eyes, to get your attention. There was footage of a lady trying to make her young child say "screw the Dixie Chicks", I was thinking that poor child. How dare you tell your child that and make them hate someone that you hate so young. Oprah kept going back to the question of whether she was ashamed of saying her comment, and she kept saying no. I think Oprah wanted her to say yes. The first single off their new album Taking the Long Way, was Not Ready to Make Nice and it talks about their views toward this whole controversy. I'm sticking the lyrics at the end. I guarantee that unless I'm really strapped for cash I will buy a ticket if they come back to my town. I will give up that 7 or so hours of pay to support them. I will go and see that documentary, I even want to buy it, but I'm pretty damn sure my dad will buy it. The one thing I was disappointed Oprah didn't ask about was the whole thing with Toby Keith. I don't exactly know what Toby said, but it was something about how the Chicks shouldn't have said what they said, and then shortly after the Chicks wore shirts at a concert that said F.U.T.K. which a lot of people felt meant fuck you Toby Keith. Now I don't know what it meant, but I would have liked to know, and know what they think about him and his comments. I don't like the fact that most people that are against the Chicks now, are deciding it's ok for them (the people) to use their freedom of speech, but it's not ok for the Dixie Chicks to.
I'm not going to state my opinion of the President and whether or not I support him or not, I don't wish to bring my political beliefs into this blog. I'm not a big fan of politics, I do vote in all national elections, state elections, and 99% of the local elections.
I also want to make this point absolutely clear to anyone who reads this (because this seems to be one of the things people question when reading about this controversy), I SUPPORT THE TROOPS 100%. I don't have a car, and unfortunately my window is now on the third floor, so you can't see these unless you look, but I do have the 2 magnet ribbons, numerous flags and a poster saying "We support you" with lots of pics of soldiers, sailors, and Marines. Now I know that doesn't mean anything. But if I know you and you're with the military, you know I support the troops/military. If I knew I could make it through basic training, my ass would, but I know I'm not that strong and I'd never make it. And unfortunately all my money goes to bills, and food, so I don't have anything left over. But I make it a point to tell people in the military (when I'm not too shy, cause I get that way around them) that I support them, and I thank them. And if you ever put down the military, you better not be anywhere near me, cause I guarantee, we'll have a talk, with out all the words.

Not Ready To Make Nice by The Dixie Chicks
Forgive, sounds good.
Forget, I'm not sure I could.
They say time heals everything,
But I'm still waiting

I'm through, with doubt,
There's nothing left for me to figure out,
I've paid a price, and i'll keep paying

I'm not ready to make nice,
I'm not ready to back down,
I'm still mad as hell
And I don't have time
To go round and round and round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is
You think I should

I know you said
Why can't you just get over it,
It turned my whole world around
and i kind of like it

I'm in bed, and sleep like a baby,
With no regrets and I don't mind saying,
It's a sad sad story
When a mother will teach her daughter
that she ought to hate a perfect stranger.
And how in the world
Can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they'd write me a letter
Saying that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over

I'm not ready to make nice,
I'm not ready to back down,
I'm still mad as hell
And I don't have time
To go round and round and round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is
You think I should

I'm not ready to make nice,
I'm not ready to back down,
I'm still mad as hell
And I don't have time
To go round and round and round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is
You think I should

What it is you think I should...

Forgive, sounds good.
Forget, I'm not sure I could.
They say time heals everything,
But I'm still waiting

In the Walmart parking lot

I figured it out. If you've been reading me lately (actually not lately but I have touched on this topic before), I'm very annoyed with being single. That and I've never had a boyfriend in my lifetime (I did have a first love, but I'm not quite sure now if it was love or lust, and he moved away). So I figured out this morning why no guys want to go out with me. I'm a boring person. I decided this while I was getting dressed, I really don't have anything exciting to wear. I don't have wild hair, all I wear is jeans and T-shirts most days, now that's its getting colder, I put sweatshirts on top, not that they help flatter me. But, I don't have much to show off, I am part of the breed of women who is tall and flat, as in my breasts are very small. I did have someone tell me once I have nice long legs, but since it takes awhile to shave them, I usually don't, and that's why I wear long pants (even in the 100+ degree heat we get in the summer). I have glasses, though they aren't really ugly ones, I happen to like my glasses (which is part of the reason I don't get contacts, the other part being I don't really feel comfortable sticking my hand in my eye to put them on, course I've never done it, I'd probably get used to it after awhile). And as much as my friends will deny it, I do have a tiny flab of stomach when I slouch (which is most of the time). Because I am tall (maybe not, but it sounds good), I'm skinny, I'm about 5'8" 120 pounds. If I had a pic I'd post it, I'm not a big fan of having my pic taken (that could be cause my mom's a freak with a camera). So by looking at me, I'm not exciting. And I'm a firm believer in that if anyone says they don't pay attention to looks, they're lying, cause something has to catch your eye in order for you to become interested in someone.
Now, if we're going below physical looks and into interests, I guess you could call me interesting. I love Marines, the military, and cops, in that order. I am a big sucker for guys in uniform. If you view my Hello guys site much, you know I mostly post pics of guys in military uniform. If I ever see a guy in Marine dress blues in person, I would probably melt. And if anyone disses my military or the cops in my town, you better not be near me, cause I will not be able to control myself. Just keep those feelings to yourself.
I love cars, if you view my Sweet Rides site, you know that as well. Mostly cars from the mid- to late 60's, and some early 70's. I am so sick of meeting guys that don't like cars, or don't know the differences between cars. It's not that hard, they don't all look the same, yes, some are similar, but... Or I meet the guys that are partial to one make so they have to like whatever sportscar that make puts out. Like the guy I went out with at the end of June, told me he was a Chevy guy, so he had to like the corvette. Yes, the corvette stingray, is my all-time favorite car, but I do like to look at other ones as well, I will not wrinkle my nose because I see a late 60's Ford Mustang on the street, just cause it's not a Chevy.
I love bikes too, for all of you that don't know, those would be motorcycles, if you didn't know that until now, don't even bother asking me out. I love to go on rides and will go on as many as I am able UNLESS its a crotchrocket. Now, it's not just cause it's a crotchrocket (and if I have to explain a crotchrocket to you, like I said, don't bother), it's cause all the people I've met that ride/like crotchrockets are into them for the speed. Yeah its nice to go fast every once in awhile, but just cause something goes fast doesn't mean you have to push it to it's limit. I would be more happy with a nice cruiser (again, I'm not explaining) out in the back roads of Iowa enjoying the scenery, than whipping through a town, or the interstate/highway on a crotchrocket. Also, one other thing, I really don't care if you wear a helmet, but if you have one and it's hanging off the back of your bike while you're riding, don't bother. I have my own, and I will wear it on all the rides I can, I'm pretty partial to it, not that I won't ride without it (if I can't go home and get it, and you're offering me a ride, I'm going on that ride), but I'd rather have it, I find it hard to keep my eyes open when we're out in the country with the wind. One other thing I love about some bikes are the paint jobs, some bikes have the most intricate designs on their gas tanks (also other places, mostly gas tanks though). I love flames, I'll explain below.
I also love planes, not passenger planes, fighter planes (something else you'll see on Sweet Rides), like the F-18, F-16, or the Stealth, I also like some of the fighter helo's such as the Apache, and Cobra. I enjoy aircraft carriers and sailboats as well.
I like tattoos as well. Not the ones that completely cover someone. No, I like detailed ones but I also love tribal. Not names, personally I think that's one of the biggest mistakes that people get in tattoos, how do you know you're gonna love that person for the rest of your life? Though if you explain its a kids name, that makes sense, no lovers though. I have 3 tattoos. Double W's on my right front hip, a tribal flame armband on my upper right arm, and an outline of a panther on my left forearm. These all are very close to my heart, I would never (and I give this advice to friends) get something that I haven't thought long and hard about, that's just stupid, if you got something cause everyone else did. Stupid reason. If you got something just cause it's your school mascot, stupid reason. The only time that would be OK is if you liked it before you went to that school, during your time there, even though it was the mascot, and will like it for the rest of your life. My W's are my initials, they are what I sign my artwork and my poetry with, and if you look on my motorcycle helmet, I carved them in there too. I love flames, painted on most anything (kinda weird cause I'm not too partial about the real thing). Cars, trucks, bikes, etc with flames makes them at least 10% better. And the cat, I love the cat. Cats (certain larger ones) are soo powerful, aggressive, and yet still look so graceful when they move. The way their shoulders move when they're walking along the ground.
I'm a huge fan of action movies. I've decided (and mentioned here) that 80% of my movies are action movies. I may have one or 2 comedies, I have a bunch of Disney movies (mostly cause I took them from my parents when I moved out) and quite a few fantasy movies. I'm a big fan of fantasy. I have all 5 seasons of Angel on DVD, I have the Labyrinth . Plus I love fantasy books, I have pretty much the whole set of Xanth books by Piers Anthony, I believe it's around 20 books if not more. I have read The Chronicles of Narnia, unfortunately I haven't seen the movie yet. I also love His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman, which I found out is becoming a movie (while searching for a website for you all), I'm so excited I was mentioning to a few people the other day that this is the fantasy series I would love to see in a movie, and with all the stuff they can do nowadays, it might turn out good. As we all know, it's much better in our imaginations. Mostly I'm a fan of they mythical fantasy worlds. But NOT Harry Potter.
I have hinted a little bit at my art and poetry, but I'm not gonna share everything with y'all. Otherwise what would be the point?

Or the other thing could be cause I'm too available, my social psych teacher touched on that today.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Hey Uncle Same put your name at the top of his list

More Darwin Awards:
OVERHEATED ENGINE
Confirmed True by Darwin (7 January 2004, Croatia)
Eastern Europe is known for its harsh winters,and Zlatko, 52, had seen his fair share of them in his town nearZagreb. But when temperatures dropped low enough to play havoc with outdoor machinery, Zlatko was exasperated to find that his Opel Kadett had fallen victim to the cold, repeatedly refusing to start.The engine must be frozen, he decided. He remembered times he himself had been freezing in those icy Croatian winters. There was nothing better than warming up before a toasty roaring fire. Yes! That was clearly the solution to his problem. A roaring fire would warm up the Opel's engine. Zlatko fetched some old newspapers, stuffed them under the engine, and lit them. While waiting for the engine to warm up, he wandered off -- a fortunate occurance, because his beloved car exploded in a fireball. The heartbroken man told reporters, "I couldn't start the engine and realized it was frozen. Now my lovely car is destroyed."Luckily, Zlatko has identified what went wrong."Maybe I used too much paper," he said.

THE ARMY'S A BLAST
Confirmed True by Darwin (6 May 2004, Ukraine)
Piling up live artillery is grueling work, so it makes perfect sense that a group of soldiers would take a cigarette breakat lunch time. The warehouse was filled with 92,000 tons of ammunition --until the soldiers lit up their ciggies and inhaled deeply, ignoring warnings that smoking can cause cancer. They flicked the butts away and went back to work. The glowing embers of the tobacco butts acted like slowfuses, which started a small fire that nobody noticed until it ignited a chain reaction of massive explosions.The explosions lasted for a week, tossing debris as far as 25 miles away, destroying buildings in a two-mile radius, and forcing the evacuation of thousands of nearby residents. Red-hot shrapnel set off additional fires in nearby towns and ruptured a minor gas pipeline. Total damage from the smokebreak was estimated at $750 million. Miraculously, only one of the soldiers at the arsenal died in the disaster. Six soldiers were charged with "grossly neglecting the fire safety rules and smoking on the ammunition site."

CAUGHT IN THE AUGER Unconfirmed by Darwin
"Welcome my son, welcome to the machine."-Pink Floyd
(31 July 1995, Christchurch, New Zealand)
An ice-maker may seem innocuous,but when it's big enough to walk into -- for example, one that supplies iceto fishing boats -- it can be so dangerous that safety procedures and fail-safe devices are required. So it was a bit of a surprise when employees at a fish processing plant heard screams emanating from inside the giant ice-maker.An employee had been running the machine when the flow of ice jammed. Access to the machine's auger chamber was restricted, and employees are trained never to enter the chamber while the auger is running. It would be easy enough to ignore the warning signs, but it is hard to get around another safety feature: the auger will not run unless the operator holds down a foot pedal outside the chamber. Take your foot off the pedal and the machine shuts down.There was no way the operator could run the auger and also enter the chamber. Or so it seemed, but one enterprising employee found a way. He laid a heavy piece of metal on the foot pedal to keep the auger running while he entered the chamber to clear the ice jam. He was caught by the swirling auger and drawn inevitably, and fatally, into the ice machine. Ironically, the employee had helped negotiate a labor contract stipulating that workers should scrupulously follow all safety procedures and abide by the company's operating rules.

Hope you all were entertained with that.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Give me a tin roof, front porch, and a ground below

OK, so if you know me, I complain a lot. But that's just so I can let it out, if you don't wanna read about complaints go away.
So I've been debating whether to do this for awhile, I think partly cause I'm freaked someone in this class will find me on a site most college students of this town frequent and look me up and then make their way here. But I've decided to complain, because these people need to get their heads out of their asses and realize the world does not revolve around them, it revolves around me, no just kidding, I've seen other people that are bothered by this too, so...
The only class I have that's really big is my Psych 280 class, social psychology. It's in this really big auditorium, I'm guessing there's about 300 people in the class, or at least registered for this section of the class and come frequently. Anyway, the auditorium is kinda split in half with a walkway between the two halves, and the floor gradually slopes down to the front, with rows of seats on steps. And in these halves are sections of three, a right side, middle and left side. I have been sitting in the middle of the front half for all the classes I've ever had in here (course throughout my 4.5 years, I've only had 3 classes in here). And I've found throughout the course of this semester who to avoid sitting beside/behind. There's one set of a chick and a guy, where the guy has his computer and proceeds to do stuff online and talks to the chick beside him. Sure he takes notes, but he mostly talks to the chick and shows her stuff online. So they're noisy.
Then there's this Air Force guy (who I thought was cute, until I figured out he smokes), and he has to sit in the seat so his legs are right up at the back of the seat of the person in front of him, so everytime he moves, the person in front of him can feel it. Very annoying.
And then today I had 3 people sitting behind me, a guy and 2 chicks, which were a helpful combination of both. This in itself is annoying, because one of these chicks last week on two days made a big deal about shutting people up when the professor was talking, but it's ok for her to talk. Hypocrite. And today she kept making these really annoying loud sighs. I really don't care if you're bored in class, keep it to yourself, or better yet, don't come. There's a novel idea. Cause she was complianing about the powerpoint slides my prof had up there, saying they weren't in the ones posted on the website (which they were there, cause I had downloaded mine a couple weeks ago and was looking at them), that's a good thing if they're not all there, that gets people to come to class.
And I have no idea why the guy sitting next to me came to class. He wasn't bothering me, so that wasn't bad, I just don't know why he was there. He was reading a book for another class, and then halfway through class he pulls out his laptop and starts listening to music. So, I know he wasn't paying attention at all.
Thankfully, this is the only class I have this problem in, all my other classes are of 30 or less people. And yes, I did see other people glaring at the people behind me today, so it doesn't bother just me.

We'll all stay skinny cause we just won't eat

Alright, I know I complained about this song yesterday, but I really love it.

I'm through with standin' in lines to clubs
I'll never get in
It's like the bottom of the ninth and
I'm never gonna win this life hasn't turned out quite the way
I want it to be
(Tell me what you want)
I want a brand new house on an episode of Cribs
And a bathroom I can play baseball in
And a king size tub big enough for ten plus me --
(For what you need)--
I need a a credit card that's got no limit
And a big black jet with a bedroom in it
Gonna join the mile high club
At thirty-seven thousand feet --
(Been there done that)--
I want a new tour bus full of old guitars
My own star on Hollywood Boulevard
Somewhere between Cher and James Dean is fine for me
(So how you gonna do it?)
I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame
I'd even cut my hair and change my name
[CHORUS]
'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars and
Live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars in the
VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's
Gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny
With her bleach blonde hair
And well...
Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar
Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar
I wanna be great like Elvis without the tassels
Hire eight body guards that love to beat up assholes
Sign a couple autographs
So I can eat my meals for free
--(I'll have the quesadilla, ha-ha)--
I'm gonna dress my ass with the latest fashion
Get a front door key to the Playboy mansion
Gonna date a centerfold that loves to blow my money for me
(So how you gonna do it?)
I'm gonna trade this life
For fortune and fame
I'd even cut my hair
And change my name
'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap we'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars in the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's
Gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny
With her bleach blonde hair
And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary of today's who's who
They'll get you anything with that evil smile
Everybody's got a drug dealer on speed dial, well
Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar
I'm gonna sing those songs that offend the censors
Gonna pop my pills from a Pez dispenser
Get washed-up singers writing all my songs
Lip --sync-- 'em every night so I don't get 'em wrong
Well we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in Hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars in the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's
Gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny
With her bleach blond hair
And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary of today's who's who
They'll get you anything with that evil smile E
verybody's got a drug dealer on speed dial, well
Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar
Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar

Sunday, October 22, 2006

But nailed to the tree where we were supposed to meet instead

Has anyone else heard Nickelback's new song, Rock Star? And am I the only one that doesn't understand why they're singing it? I mean, hello, they're already rock stars, why sing a damn song about it? Kinda like Gwen Stafani's If I Was a Rich Girl, you already are, why are you singing about it? I was thinking about that the other day (Tues, coming home from the ILEA), and I figured it doesn't really pay off to think deeply about songs. Kinda like Chasing Cars, does anyone actually chase cars? Me and a friend were discussing this, and she asked me if I had been chasing cars lately, and I said no, unless there was a good looking guy driving, to which she replied, well that's a given. And then I got this picture of me actually chasing (on foot) after a car.
Anyways, I was watching TV today (yeah I do that when I'm bored, it's better than eating when I'm bored, course I do that too...), and a commercial came on for Corel plates. Very funny, there was a fashion show with models walking down a runway, and a voiceover comes on telling you that they hired supermodels to walk down a runway to show off the new Corel plates, and to show how sturdy (not their wording), they are, we greased the runway. So, the model falls and the plate bounces off the runway. I found it very amusing. I could be the only one.
Alright, in an earlier post, I said I was going to discuss my TV shows, this will be that post, so it might be kinda long. I was thinking today how there's another blog I read that talks about their TV shows, and I was thinking how I didn't really care and I skim over those, but then I realized that I just have to deal with it. We all pick what we're gonna post about, usually something that's happening/meaningful in our life, and if whoever is reading it doesn't care, they don't have to read it. So, if you don't care about my TV shows, you can stop reading right here. I won't be offended, course I won't really know either, my stats just show me how long you were here and where your from. Speaking of that, I wanna say Hi to whoever the hell my regular from the Inktomi corporation in New York and California is, and fucking say hello back dammit. OK, onto the TV shows, in order of viewing pleasure. Sunday: The Amazing Race (CBS), Cold Case (CBS), Without a Trace (CBS). Tuesday: The Unit (CBS). Wednesday: Bones, Justice (FOX). Thursday: Survivor, CSI (CBS), Supernatural (KCWI). Friday: Men In Trees (ABC). Saturday: COPS (FOX). Looks like Justice is moving to Mon nights, in case anyone's gonna check these out.
Amazing Race, If you live on an island secluded from everyone else or don't watch TV (Brent), this is a race (obviously), usually groups of 2 that have a previous relationship, race around the world doing things to get to the pit stops first. Generally the last team to the pit stop is eliminated, and in the end, the winning team gets a million dollars (I never really remember how much money people play for). I find this show the most interesting of reality shows just cause the things they have to do, are usually things that are done in these countries. So, they're kinda experiencing other cultures, and kinda not cause its a race and people are trying to finish as quickly as possible. This season I'm not too excited about the couples, the one I was rooting for has already been elimintated. It started out with (ones in bold are left) the Bikers, the models, the beauty queens, the gay guys, the southerners, the one-legged chick and her trainer, the Muslim guys, the Indians (cause they were from India), the Asian brothers, the cheerleaders, the bitchy couple and the black moms. I was rooting for the bikers, so now no one really intrigues me, I just don't want it to be the bitchy couple or the one-legged lady, just cause they are annoying.
Cold Case. This is a cop show about (guess) cold cases, old cases that are still open (unsolved). I got hooked on this one when there was an Asian couple that was killed while their child was in the next room. I remember that cause there was this great song at the end. See after they solve the case, one of the detectives sees a ghost of the dead person(s) at the age they were killed smiling at them (like they're at peace now), and they always have good music in it. This one had Send Me An Angel by The Scorpions.
Without A Trace. This is a group of FBI agents that look for missing persons that disappear 'without a trace'. I've got more hooked on it this season, half cause it's right after Cold Case, and my TV's on, and cause ER's not on at the same time. It used to be on after CSI on Thurs nights.
The Unit. A special Army unit that's dispatched out to certain missions every week. I just got hooked cause it's a military show. And if you know me, you know I love the military. Only thing I don't really like, is they don't really follow up on the stories. Like last years season finale, they had the group with wives get shot at at a reception, well this season they just started up on a mission, nothing about after the shootout, when you were shown that one of the guys was shot.
Bones. A show about an anthopologic forensic scientist that works with the FBI when they find bones of bodies and need help solving the case. I originally started watching this cause David Boreanaz stars in it, I used to watch Angel, where he was the star, an off shoot of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. And since I was in cultural anthropology last year when it started and we were looking at bones, I believe that helped. It's actually pretty neat. But sometimes you have to have a strong stomach. They had an ep a couple weeks ago where they found the body in a bathtub, someone had poured chemicals on it, to dissolve the body, so the liquid mixture was the body. It was kinda gross. But I didn't mind.
Justice, if you read Goddess, you've heard about this. It's about a defense team that proves their client is innocent and then in the end shows a synopse of what really happened (or what they think happened, cause I wonder some times). I like this, unlike most trial/lawyer shows, because it focuses more on the investigative work, than the trial process. I really don't like lawyer shows.
Survivor. A group of people get put in the middle of nowhere and have to 'survive' to the end to get a lot of money. I used to hate this show, just cause everyone loved it, that's me. But there was a repeat of one of the eps on a Sat night at 8pm, right when I was flipping through channels after COPS was done, so I got sucked in. Plus it's funny to see what people will do for money.
CSI. Crime Scene Investigators investigating cases. This is the original one in Las Vegas, the best one. I remember getting sucked in when they had a group of people kill a guy on an airplane. It was wierd. And they are weird and interesting and gross altogether.
Men In Trees. A life coach finds out her fiancee is cheating on her and goes to live in a tiny town in Alaska for awhile. Another one of Goddess' finds. Very interesting. I almost wish I could do that. Go away from life to a tiny town where no one knows me and just live.
COPS. I really don't need and won't explain this.

I hope the ring you gave to her turns her finger green

Another fun day in myland. I was fine until I decided to go out for a walk. Now it's only about 35 degrees out, so I took my leather jacket without the liner. So as I was walking (I probably walked about half a mile and that took me 45 minutes, that's like waaaayy slower than I usually walk, and by the end of the walk I was sweating quite a bit by the end of my walk, and I developed this nice pounding headache, which is still sticking around, plus the fact that my nose was nice and runny, I had a little trouble breathing and a nice cough, all of which have run away since I came inside. Oh, yes and now my legs are freezing. Oh, it's so fun to be me. I really hate my body lately.
But I had to get out my apt, after spending about and hour with my mom here yesterday, and of course she complains about the mess. My mini-blinds decided to break on me when I was pulling them up, the part that holds it into the bracket things on the top, so I couldn't really fix it. And of course all the other mini-blinds in my apt aren't the same size as the others. I did take one from my kitchen, but if I slide it all to one side, it doesn't stay in the other side, so I gotta be a little careful raising and lowering it. So I called my parents to tell them, and mom brings up some curtains, and complains and she measures, and complains. Then she comes back up later and hangs them up, and complains. So I really wanted to get out of the house last night, but didn't. So I stayed up until 2 AM and then had a nice dream

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I wish for just one minute, I could see your pretty face

OK, so I'm a bad person. After telling y'all to buy that other calendar, I've decided not to buy it. But, just because I'm not a half-naked guy kinda chick. Instead go buy this one or this one. I'm not saying I'm in favor or not in favor of the war. I really am not gonna go there, it's way too painful and heated arguments start that way. Just check out these two calendars, they're only $13.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

There's a place in your heart

So yesterday was fun. I went to the ILEA, Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, (shh, don't tell anyone, I was actually in class til 8). All the cops/peace officers in Iowa have to go there to get certified in order to become a cop/peace officer in Iowa. But I know y'all don't care, you want to know why I'm sticking this here, no I haven't lost my mind. I got to see my hott buddy Brinkley during my 3:30 class, then I went to the ILEA where there's enough hott cops in training, I wished I'd had my camera, cause I was drooling (course not outright). We were in a classroom, when some class walked by, probably about 30 people, and maybe 5 of them were chicks, so...use your imagination (most of them were probably too young for Goddess though). And then we took a tour, and walked through the weight/workout room, unfortunately there were only 2 guys in there and they both had shirts on, but I'm pretty damn sure they would have looked good without them, considering the muscles I could see were pretty big. And of course later when we were about to live about 10 hott guys wandered by. It was a great night. Plus a couple of guys in my group (which I'll never see again, because the group meets at 6 on Tuesdays and like I said, I have class til 8). I wish I had a tiny camera.

Monday, October 16, 2006

I met a guy on the red eye

So, that was an interesting weekend.
I went over to Karli's on Fri and we watched X-Men 3, came home around 11.
Sat: took care of crap I had to do around the house, went to campus for a psych experiment, realized I left something at home that I wanted for later during the funddrive, so I went back home after the psych experiment, and then came back to campus to help out with the WOI funddrive. That took up the rest of the evening. Got to help mom and dad get ready for their thing tonight.
Sun: went to La Porte City for my grandma's 90th birthday, got to visit with my cousins. I kinda wish my cousin Chris was there, also wish someone else was there. But it was fun to get together with the family and chat/eat/be merry.
Of course after we got home, I realized I had to write 2 phil papers, so I stayed up til Midnight doing one, finished that during my hr break today. Wrote the other one just before class.
I've decided I'm really sick of school, I don't seem to care about it anymore (I'm pretty sure I've complained about this before). Course it's not just school, it's responsibilities that I have to deal with right now.
Did you know? Two months from today I graduate? How scary is that?

Thursday, October 12, 2006

I like smoke and lightening

As most of y'all know I love my TV shows. Currently my schedule is Amazing Race, Cold Case, Without A Trace, The Unit, Bones, Justice, Survivor, CSI, Supernatural, Men In Trees, Cops.
My post title comes from watching CSI tonight, they had a group of kids that would beat up people (I forget their term for it, something with fannies, because they were supposed to be tourists), for fun. And I know that it's fiction, but people take what's going on in the world to create their stuff. Like I know Eminem says something about it in one of his songs/raps (yeah I listen to Eminem, fuck off): "But I'm glad cause they feed me the fuel that I need for the fireTo burn and it's burnin and I have returned" from The Way I Am. Course I could be interpreting it wrong (it's been known to happen). He's saying that he takes stuff from the news and raps about it and then (earlier in the song) he says how the media/political figures, etc blame it on Marilyn Manson and other rappers, when these rappers are actually just taking stuff from the media/real life. It's just a huge circle. Anyways, in CSI, Grissom (the head guy, for those of you that don't watch) was saying at the end (when Sarah, Catherine, Warrick and Nick are in the locker room, saying who was to blame, blaming the city, Las Vegas, and the lack of parenting) that none of them were putting the blame on the kids, that their moral compass can only point them in the right direction, not make them go that way. I just don't understand why anyone would beat someone up just for fun. Is our world so fucked up that kids/people can't distinguish real life from video games and movies? I know I watch a lot of action/violent movies, and you don't see me going out and doing the things in them. Hell most of my movie collection is violent movies (if you look at a previous post, you would know.), I guess I'm just trying to understand stuff that I don't understand. I will post more on thoughts of my other TV shows in another post. I was just so upset with tonight's CSI that I had to rant.

Truth or consequences, say it aloud

All right ladies, you have to go here and buy the calendar. I guess the guys can buy it for their ladies, I bet you'll make them extremely happy. It's a calendar of Marines (very yummy ones), it's only $15 and the money goes to disabled veterans, pays for bed, prosthetic limbs, etc. What a better way to spend your money, and a great thing to get for your money.
I stumbled upon this when I went to set up my tape for Survivor tonight. Cause we're getting our driveway paved and the guys that were doing it were very yummy looking (not that you could see that much of them since it's like 30 degrees out, but I was entertained, in more than one way). Anywho, that was why I was late setting up my VCR. So I go to set it up, and you know there's that millisecond between pushing the menu button and when you turn on the VCR, well it was on CBS, and the Today Show was wrapping up, and they had military, which I learned seconds later were Marines, which makes the everything so much better. Anyways they were talking about this calendar and I think you all should buy it.
So go HERE, for a very yummy calendar
And go here for a nice interview on the Today Show. Oh those are yummy guys.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

This is not how you want it to be

In case you haven't been following along, or you don't live in my mailbox, I'm graduating college in Dec. I got a letter from the Office of the Registrar today giving me a timeline of stuff I have to do before I graduate (other than pass all my classes), and I'm still trying to decide whether I'm excited or not. Also if anyone knows or has a job that I can have after a graduate, that would be nice. I'll have my Bachelor of Science Double Majors of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies (Criminal Justice). Are we excited yet?
So, I donated blood last Thurs, anyways I got a letter in the mail from the blood center today. They do all these tests on your blood when you donate it, well they said I tested postive for the Hepatitis B antigen, and they said it means I either was exposed to the Hep B virus in the past and recovered, or its a false positive. Which of course means they can't use it, which kinda sucks, but I wouldn't wanna put anyone else at risk. Kinda leads me to wonder what they do with that blood, hmmm I wonder how many vampires they can give it to. Anyways I'm trying to figure out if there's anything that would be wrong with me that would make the test a false positive, cause I don't ever remember having Hep B (I'm sure it would be something I would remember).

See all the interesting stuff I get in my mail?

Monday, October 09, 2006

The days feel like years when I'm alone

So I was thinking today... (yes I do that) And I was thinking about jobs, ok, I was thinking about winning the lottery and then about jobs. There's a couple in Ft Dodge that won (I think) $240 million in the state lottery a couple weeks ago. And they said they were gonna keep working. This led to me thinking about Third Watch, there was an episode once where all the cops (I think) bought lottery tickets, cause it was a huge lotto. And at the end they read the numbers, and Bosco and a whole bunch of other people were in a bar talking. At the end Bosco was saying that there was one winning lotto ticket that wasn't turned in (he had thrown away the ticket without looking at it), and said that if he had won the lottery he'd keep working, cause he loved his job so much. I want that. The love of a job, (and a guy like Bosco).

Out here forever

Did You Know That?
Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."
Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns .
Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.
Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
Honey remedy for skin blemishes ... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight
Listerine therapy for toenail fungus ... Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again
Easy eyeglass protection .. To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
Coca-Cola cure for rust ... Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.
Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer ... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409 . Insects drop to the ground instantly.
Smart splinter remover...just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
Hunt's tomato paste boil cure ....cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.
Balm for broken blisters ...To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine .. a powerful antiseptic.
Heinz vinegar to heal bruises ... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
Kills fleas instantly . Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.
Rainy day cure for dog odor ... Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.
Eliminate ear mites ... All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.
Quaker Oats for fast pain relief....It's not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

Who knew all this household crap could be used for wierd purposes?

Sunday, October 08, 2006

I always needed time on my own

I'm really getting sick of it. Half of it is cause George came today (I was getting a little worried cause he's 3 days late), so the cramps, and painful legs are cause of him. But the headaches I've been getting for the past 3 weeks, those are annoying as hell, I start out the day normal (or as normal as I get), and then, usually by noon, tiny little noises everywhere will have annoyed me so damn much I have a massive headache, and with that comes the sensitivity to light, and my drosiness/feelinglike I'm gonna pass out. Some people would consider this a migraine, but I never get those, (that could be denial speaking). I know the week of Sept 20, I had these about every damn day that week, try functioning with that going on in your head, doesn't work, and the world never stops if you don't feel good. I have too much shit that this interferes with.
And lately (as you've probably read), I've felt very hot. Like yesterday, I was just sitting reading my psych book, and I started to get extremely hot (now I'd guess I was having hot flashes, if I wasn't so damn young!). And I know I don't have a temp, my temp is acutally lower than 98.6, Thurs when it was taken it was 96.6 I wonder what that means. And then a couple days ago, I found this tiny pea sized lump under my lip, I thought it was the beggining of a zit (as if I need more of those), but I've been putting my anti-zit stuff on it, and it hasn't changed in anyway. Wonder what that means too
BUT I'M SICK OF FEELING LIKE CRAP!!!!!!

She's got me spendin'

So, apparently I subscribe to the Darwin Awards newsletter (I didn't realize that until today when it was in my mailbox), and I figured you all might get a kick out of the newest recipients of the award. For all those that don't know what a Darwin Award is (WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? just kidding), taken from the cover of the 1st book "Commemorating those individuals who ensure the long-trm survival of our species by removing themselves from the gene pool in a sublimely idiotic fashion."Rules and eligibility, also taken from the first book: "1. The candidate must remove himself from the gene pool. 2. The candidate must exhibit an astounding mispplication of judgment. 3. The candidate must be the cause of his own demise. 4. The candidate must be capable of sound judgment. 5. The event must be verified." So here is what was in my newsletter:

Two men, 17 and 21, imitated Darth Vader, and made light sabres from fluorescent light tubes. That's right, they opened them up, poured gasoline inside, and lit them. As one can imagine, a Star Wars sized explosion was not far behind. Darth Vader died, while his opponent survived to 'fess up to their creative, but stupid, reenactment. This one passes the "no minors" rule, because 17 is legal driving age, and oldenough to pump gas is old enough to know better. Reference: news.bbc.co.uk

Speaking of pumping gas, this is unconfirmed, but a Pittsburg woman told a gas station attendant that she had spilled some gasoline, and wouldn't pay for it. He indicated disbelief, where upon she said,"Look I'll prove it," and tossed her cigarette into the puddle. The gas ignited -- proving her point, but landing her in court in 1993 for inciting a catastrophe. When you hear the words, "Look, I'll prove it," run away!

FREEWAY DANGLER -- Darwin Award -- Confirmed (31 May 2005, Seattle, Washington) Strength and endurance are two ofthe most important characteristics that can be passed on to improve the species, so physical challenges between males are frequent. In this case, two drinking buddies found themselves on an overpass 40 feet above a busy freeway in downtown Seattle at 2:45 a.m. It turned out to be the perfect place to determine who had more strength and endurance. Whoever could dangle from the overpass the longest would win! Unfortunately, the winner was too tired from his victory to climbback up, despite help from his friend. The unidentified championfell smack into traffic below. Cartoon Art: http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2005-13.html
HAMMER OF DOOM -- Darwin Award -- Confirmed August brings us a winner from Brazil, who tried to disassemble a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) by driving back and forth over it with a car. This technique was ineffective, so he escalated to pounding the RPGwith a sledgehammer. The second try worked--in a sense. The explosion proved fatal to one man, six cars, and the repair shop wherein the efforts took place. 14 more RPGs were found in a car parked nearby. Police believe the ammunition was being scavenged to sell as scrap metal. If it wasn't scrap then, it certainly is now! Reference: Odia (Brazil), msnbc.com, UK Daily Mail.
HELMET HEAD -- Honorable Mention -- Confirmed 12 August 2006 An Indiana man grabbed a roll of duct tape, fastened a large mortar-style firework to his football helmet, and lit the fuse. Astoundingly, the 21-year-old survived this party stunt with a concussion and burns. His helmet, however, was destroyed. Reference: wsbt.com, AP.
SNAKE IN THE GRASS -- Honorable Mention -- Confirmed This Honorable Mention goes to the hiker in Scotland who picked up a grass snake so his brother could take a picture. Just as he reached for it, a black serpent slithered into view, so he grabbed that too. It was a black adder, Britain's only venomous snake. Both reptiles sank their fangs into the 44-year-old, who went into anaphylactic shock. He recovered in the hospital. His excuse for his rash act? He didn't think venomous snakes inhabited Scotland. Reference: The Scotsman.
STEVE IRWIN, Crocodile HunterFebruary 1962 -- September 2006 "Crikey!" Steve's dangerous animal antics bordered on insane, yet Man's spirit to achieve greatness is linked to risk taking, and Steve excelled at taking risks to further his passion for wildlife. We regret his passing. He made a difference. Words from a California Naturalist and Aquarium Collector: http://DarwinAwards.com/media/SteveIrwin.html

Friday, October 06, 2006

She gon' rock them VVS stones

This is the last one for today, I promise

Yeah, so as most of you all know, I LOVE THE MARINE CORPS, or if you didn't you do now. I love all the armed forces, but I LOVE THE MARINE CORPS, I'm not sure why yet, but I do know that some people would say, cause their the best, which is what I do tell people. Though I'm still not sure how I got to loving them. I have pictures, subscribe to the online newsletter through Sgt Grit, get his seasonly catalog, and ordered (have now), the 230th Birthday Commemorative silver dollar that the US Mint produced last year (paid $35 dollars for it), so yeah, I kinda like them.

I don't know how many of you keep track of upcoming movies, but there's a new one coming out called "Flags of our Fathers" about the flag raising on Iwo Jima. I've decided I really wanna see that movie, and then buy it when it comes out on DVD/video.

Dirty Old Men

Or perverts, or something else, call them whatever you like.
So, I'm chatting with Goddess while I'm here in a 'cafe' enjoying my lunch break. And there's this old guy (it just doesn't sound right if I say not old), about 50 or 60? I'm really not a good judge of age. Anyways, I was saying how guys with combovers don't look good. And then I moved on to telling her about what I was watching him do. He's sitting with his back to me with a younger lady, she could be 20's or 30's (like I said, not a good judge on age), and she's heavier. Anways, she's writing something on paper, and this guy is watching all the college girls, my age (early 20's) walk by. One in particular he really like had long legs, nice and skinny with a mini skirt on. And he watched her walk by and take a turn down a hall way. There's another girl that's sitting in front of him at a table with (I'm guessing) a tank top and a hoodie sweatshirt on top, that he continues to look at, now I know this, because when she turns to look at him, he turns his head quickly, as if he wasnt' looking at her (only the guilty do that). He did turn around and wink at me earlier, now every time he turns around, I glare at him.
Now I know there are these guys out there, but does one have to sit his ass in front of me and show me he's a pervert? So, I guess it's better he's sitting in front of me than in back.
He did just watch some chick walk the other way, so he had to turn his head to watch her (the lady he was with went somewhere, so he was able to do it with out her knowing). That just bothers me in so many ways.

I'm So Excited...

And I just can't hide it...

So, I have a screen saver on my computer that's got a lot of the cars I have and am planning to post on my Sweet Rides blog, plus fighter jets, bikes, and a few aircraft carriers. I run this screen saver when I'm in class and I want guys to look at it, unfortunately it's been getting girls' attention, which follows my theory that guys aren't interested in the right stuff anymore, but today, I was sitting there in my psych class listening to the chatter around me. And this guy was talking a chick, saying he liked to look at my screen saver because of the cars, I remember him mentioning the Corvette Stingray for sure, and I was thinking FINALLY some guy sees it. He was saying he liked to look down on it cause everyone was usually checking email and online accounts. I was also thinking, I need to get me some new pics now that I know someone looks at it.
Speaking of psych I got myself all confused last night: We have to get 5 research credits for this class (I forgot that was a requirement for psych, I hate participating when it's required), and I was thinking I didn't wanna participate in any experiments, and I wanted to do the readings, you can read from a supplement book, and turn in 5 of those for 3 points, which translates into 1 credit. So I had told myself that I had to turn one in today until the end of the due dates (the 27th), but if you notice that's only 4, so I'm like, I'm an idiot (it happens quite often), and I had to go online to sign up for a research project for my one credit, then I got to looking at stuff and I signed up for 4 credits, so now I only have to turn in one reading, or find me another research project before the end of semester. I just got so confused with the 15 and 5 and 3 and way too many numbers.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

His old man was a rebel yeller

I've decided I am a seriously disturbed person. Cause some of the things that turn me on.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

That plane ride comin' home from the war

I found this online, so you children of the 90's this is for you: Bolding is what I remember.
You're a 90's kid if:
You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!"
You can sing the rap to "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air"
You remember when Kurt Cobain, Tu Pac, River Phoenix, and Selena died.
You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey from "Blossom" and that "How Rude!" comes from Stephanie from "Full House"
You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school. I never got excited about it, but I do remember other kids getting excited
You remember reading "Goosebumps"
You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, wax off"
You have pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school. I had my own special one, kinda like the lunch boxes guys would take to construction sites, mine was green and my brother's was pink
You danced to "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls, Females: had a new motto, Males: got a whole lot gay-er. (so tell me what you want, what you really really want.)
You remember the craze, then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books. And you know how many slap bracelets I had?
You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence...Not...
Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? was both a game and a TV game show.
Captain Planet.
You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green Ranger were meant to be together.
When playing power rangers with friends you fought over who got to be who............and still all ended up being Tommy. I hated the Power Rangers and NEVER watched them
You remember when super nintendo's became popular.
You remember watching home alone 1, 2 , and 3........and tried to pull the pranks on "intruders" I never saw the 3rd one.
"I've fallen and I can't get up"
You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates
Two words... Trapper Keeper.
You never got injured on a Slip 'n' Slide
You wore socks over leggings scrunched down
"Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, all dressed in black, black, black, with silver buttons, buttons, buttons, all down her back, back, back" SHE ASKED HER MOTHER MOTHER MOTHER FOR FIFTY CENTS CENTS CENTS TO SEE THE ELEPHANTS PHANTS PHANTS JUMP OVER THE FENCE THE FENCE THE FENCEhe jumped so high high high he touched the sky sky sky and he didnt come back back back til the forth of july ly ly he jumped so low ow ow he stubbed his toe toe toe and thats the end end end of the elephants show show show I never actually jumped rope
You remember boom boxes vs. cd players
You remember New Kids on The Block when they were cool I never remember them being cool
You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell"
You played and/or collected "Pogs" We had CyRide ones here
You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere I never had one of these
You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles
NANCY DREW AND THE HARDY BOYS WERE THE BEST MYSTERY BOOKS I remember checking out The Hardy Boys at the library, and reading The Boxcar Children
Yikes pencils and erasers were the stuff!
All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand. (pencils. notebooks. binders. etc.) I still love buying these
You remember when the new Beanie Babies were always sold out. I remember you were supposed to leave the tags on them, that was one of the first things I did when I got home, take them off, and rename them
You used to wear those stick on earings, not only on your ears, but at the corners of your eyes. I never remember wearing these
You remember a time before the WB.
You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
You know the Macarena by heart. I didn't know it
"Talk to the hand" ... enough said
You thought Brain woud finally take over the world Didn't watch this either
You always said, "Then why don't you marry it!"
You remember when everyone went slinky crazy.
You remember when razor scooters were cool.
When we were younger:
Before the MySpace frenzy...
Before the Internet & text messaging... I remember old computers, with the green and black screens, and the really simple games, and I have a typewriter
Before Sidekicks & iPods...
Before MIKE JONES...
Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX......
Back when you put off the 5 hours of homework you had every night.
When light up sneakers were cool. Never got these
When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.
When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing. I don't remember it being that cheap
When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie. I still use a VCR
When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans.
When 2Pac and Biggie where alive.
When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever. Didn't watch basketball
Way back. Tag. Get Over Here!!!! means something to you.
Hide-n-Go Seek at dusk.
Red Light, Green Light.
Heads Up 7 Up. We used to play this when we had indoor recess
Playing Kickball & Dodgeball until your porch light came on. I don't remember playing this outside of school
Hopskotch.
Slip-n-Slides.
Tree Houses.
Hula Hoops.
HELLO....HOT WHEELS!!!!! Actually ran across some of these tonight
"POWER OF LOVE" BY CELINE DION..ONLY COUPLES COULD SKATE TO THIS. Ours was "Opposites Attract" I forget who it was by
The annoying Giga Pets & Furbies.
Running through the sprinklers.
That "Little Mermaid" Which came out on DVD yesterday (10/3)
Crying when Mufasa died in the Lion King.
Happy Meals where you chose a Barbie or a Hot Wheels car. I acutally never ate McDonald's food
Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car.
Drinking Sqeeze It "Squeeze The Fun Out Of It"CAPRI SUN
Or what about:Hey Arnold.
Rugrats.
The Secret World of Alex Mac.
Ren & Stimpy. Their song "Happy Happy Joy Joy" is on some bread commercial now
Double Dare.
Rocco's Modern Life.
AAAHH!! REAL MONSTERS.
Wild & Crazy Kids.
Clarissa Explains it All.
CAMP NOWHERE
Salute Your Shorts(CAMP ANAWANA)
The original cast members of All That.
Kenan & Kel.
"CITY GUYS"...ROLLW/ THE CITY GUYS
Doug.
Magic School Bus.
Nick Arcade.
Flash Forward.
The Adventures of Pete and Pete.
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Hey Dude.
Dinosaurs. Not the Mama
Alladin.
Mummies Alive
Sailor Moon. My friends were really into this
Blossom.
Hangin with Mr. Cooper.
Martin
Beavis & Butt-Head
Wishbone.
Bill Nye the Science Guy
MR RODGERS!!!!
Who could forget Snick? & Nick @ Nite with Bewitched, I Dream of Jenie, The Facts of Life & I Love Lucy.
Where everyone wanted to be in love after watching The Wonder Years.or Nick Jr. with Face
Gulah Gulah Island
Little Bear
Busy Town
Under the Umbrella Tree
PEE-WEE!!!
The Big Comfy Couch This came about when I was older
Kool-Aid was the drink of choice. I hated Kool-Aid
Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school.
Class field trips.
When Christmas was the most exciting time of year.
When $5 seemed like a million, & another dollar a miracle.
When you begged to go to McDonalds for dinner everyday. Once Again, I hated McDonalds
When Toys R Us overuled the mall. We had a Kay-Bee Toys
Go back to the time when:
Decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'.
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming 'do over!''
Race issue' ment arguing about who ran the fastest.
Money issues were handled by whoever was banker in 'Monopoly.'
It wasn't odd to have two or three 'best' friends.
Being old referred to anyone over 20.
A chance to skate as a couple at the local roller rink was like winning the lottery.
Scrapes & bruises were kissed & made better.
It was a big deal to finally be tall enought to ride the 'big people' rides at the fair.
When playing Nintendo was the hardest thing ever. We had Super Nintendo, or SNES
When Ninja Turtles ruled the world.
Another Baby Sitter Club and Little Sister (Karen) book came out and you put your name on hold for it at the library.
When Aladdin was new, before the trilogy was complete. And I never watched the others
Before we realized all this would eventually disappear Who would have thought you'd miss the 90's so much!!!!!

Bouncing like a bubble in your head

Any health professionals out there? Or anyone know anything about health related stuff? I'm trying to decide what to do with a blister I have. I went walking barefoot on Mon, cause it was nice out, and about 3/4 through my walk, I felt something painful on the bottom of my toe, when I went to pick it off (it's usually a tiny rock or seed), I found it was a blister, and most of the skin covering it was off already, so I pulled the rest of it off (yes I know you're not supposed to do that), and I had to cut my walk short cause it was stinging so much, stuck my flipflops on and went home. Well yesterday it was still stinging, and the wierd part being it was still spewing pus (which is what blisters do when you pop them), but that usually doesn't happen to me after I've taken off the outer covering (hehe that sounds wierd). And it's really red, kinda like it's bleeding, but it's not. Today when I looked at it, cause it's still hurting, it kinda looks like there's 2 tiny tears in the skin. Now I'm wondering if maybe one of the spiders I unhoused on Sunday (when I took out my AC) bit me. Because when I woke up on Monday I was ubscenely (I know that's not spelled right) warm like I had a fever, but of course I dont' have a thermometer, and I've felt like that Tues and today when I woke up. Course it's been kinda warm lately, so it doesn't look weird that I'm wearing cooler clothes. I've also had a sore throat since Sun, but it's gone today, and today I'm really tired, even though I've had my usual amount of sleep. I've also had some nice chest pains, in the vicinity of the heart, but I figure that doesn't mean anything. I don't know maybe I'm just being a hypochondriac (that one might be spelled right)
In other news, it's midterm time now (meaning all my classes are giving tests so we know if we're passing or not), so that's about 2 weeks of tests on various days, already had one in Phil (got a D), Enviro Soc (C), got one tomorrow in Police and Society, one next Tues in Criminology, and one next Wed in Social Psych (I've already had one test in there, and quizzes, believe I'm getting a D). I need to receive a C or better in Environ Soc, Police & Society and Criminology, I only need to pass Social Psych, and well Phil's just an elective, so I don't really need to pass but I'd like to, for my final grades.
And I'm low on money AGAIN. I've already spent too much on my credit card for the month, my cc month is the 18th to the 18th. But I bought groceries the other day and 2 X-Men 3 DVDs, one for me and one for my brother's B-Day (he already knows he's getting it, cause I called and told him not to buy it for himself). And because I'm having them sent to two difference locations I don't get the free shipping, even though the order is over $25 before shipping is added. Plus I spent money for food items since the 18th of last month.
I believe that's the end of exciting shit happening in my life (course if there was more I wouldn't have to think about it).

Monday, October 02, 2006

Stuck between 10 and 20

Oh crap, it's only Monday, and I'm tired, not a plus. Course some of that could be because I had to be up extra early cause Mom scheduled the pest control guy to come at 8 in the morning. So then I woke up early, and I decided cause it was nice and warm, I was gonna shave my legs all the way up (I don't think I've ever done that), anyways, so I got me a new shaver blade in my razor and started at it, but I forgot what happens with new shaver blades, so I lost me some skin and a little blood too. I was gonna wear a dress today that showed my legs (hence the shaving), so after I tried on three, and then I decided I would wear a skirt, and finally settled on the usual jeans and a T-shirt.
So, yesterday I took out my bedroom air conditioner and then it got to 80 degrees yesterday, and I'm thinking about that warm today as well. Of course that would happen.
I'm either getting old or stressed, cause I've found a couple of white hairs on my head, what does that mean?
OOO so there were a bunch of cops waiting for me when I got home (no, there wasn't a warrant for my arrest), and they all came in, turned on some music and started stripping, no wait. Someone sent me a couple CDs full of cops that was it.
Ya know, I remember having more to say, but I don't know what it was.

Easter and stuff

I spent a lot of money since Saturday. I went to mail a few things, which was a bad idea. There was a pretty long line, part of the people ...