Like A Trip Back To Middle School

Thursday, January 31, 2008

the beginning of the end

After eight months, tonight was finally the premiere of the fourth season of Lost. And what would this blog be if not a place for me to note my entirely random observations.

9:08pm - I'll buy polar bears and smoke monsters and the island's healing abilities and all that good stuff. But Hurley turning down the cop's offer of a donut? Really? Have you seen him?

9:10pm - Jack winks at Ben. I love it.

9:14pm - So much going on in this minute. First, did Hurley get fatter? I swear, every season he gets bigger. You'd think that Jorge Garcia would have lost some weight by now. I'm not looking for miracles, but how could he possibly keep getting bigger? Secondly - a cannonball? Really? Wouldn't the water have been like two feet deep at the point where he jumped in? Not buying it. Although I'm glad he had his little moment because I have a feeling that's the most carefree we'll see Hurley for the next three years. Thanks to the beauty of flash forwards, we know that unlike Libby (remember her? don't feel bad, the Losties don't either), he's not going to be soon to forget Charlie.

9:20pm - I swear, Hurley was totally dry by the next shot of him. I know that he has a lot of surface area for the sun to cover (I swear that's the last weight comment for the night), but that seemed a little unbelievable, even for Lost. He has friggin LONG hair - don't I wish that my hair dried that quickly!

9:22pm - I entirely loved that Rousseau was walking around with Ben on a leash. LOVE it.

9:24pm - The black guy claiming to be the attorney for Oceanic Airlines reminded me of an awesome joke I heard on The OC tonight. What do you call a black guy who flies a plane? . . . a pilot, you friggin racist.

9:25-9:26pm - First off - is who still alive? That guy totally freaked me out. And secondly, Sawyer asking Hurley if he wanted to talk about Charlie might have been the cutest thing ever.

9:31pm - Mary asks me the valid question "how does Ben know everything?" I don't know why I wrote it down.

9:33pm - Naomi had a knife thrown in her back. Yet somehow she managed to create a false trail AND then a real trail AND then climb a tree AND then jump on Kate? Freakishly strong. Especially for somebody who dropped dead within minutes of Kate finding her.

9:35pm - Okay. First - is this the same Jacob that we saw last season? Totally looked like a different guy. Whose eye was that? What exactly was going on in that scene? Was Hurley just that disoriented or was the shack in front of him and then on the other side of him and then gone altogether?

9:36pm - John Locke really scares the crap out of me. Maybe because I have bad memories of studying for my Real Estate final by looking up Lost Philosophy on Lostpedia.

9:42pm - Okay, granted Hurley wasn't with Jack and the group when Locke threw a knife at Naomi and pointed a gun at Jack and then made a getaway. But it's been three friggin seasons. Wouldn't Hurley have been smart enough to know by that point that Jack --and probably most of the other people on the island-- probably were not going to be all that keen on listening to and heeding Charlie's dying message if Locke accompanied Hurley in presenting it?

9:44pm - I love Lost reunion scenes and I appreciated Rose making another "Rambo" reference to Bernard. I got a little teary eyed when Hurley told Claire about Charlie. I swear, that "touching" Lost theme music, that cued up in that same minute, gets me every time.

9:45pm - Holy crap, Dominic Monaghan looks good. I mean really, really good. I would thoroughly support him showing up looking this good in every episode. Of course that would defeat the purpose of Dominic Monaghan's decision to leave the show. But whatever. Best two minutes of the episode.

9:47pm - Charlie's cryptic "they need you" - who does?

9:48pm - I laughed out loud at Jack pulling the trigger on Locke. Slightly disappointed that it wasn't loaded, even though I wouldn't have expected that it would be.

9:53pm - Jack asks Locke "are you insane?" I've been wondering the same thing for three years now.

9:55pm - A very convincing speech by Hurley - I probably would have gone with him. Although Pat did bring up the good point of the people with the boat, even though they weren't who they said they were, still having a boat. And as I've said several times already, Locke scares me.

9:56pm - "Jack, with your permission, I'd like to go with John." Aww, Ben's so polite!

9:58pm - Am I the only one confused about how downpours of rain wouldn't put out everyone's torches? Am I missing something? Doesn't water put out fire? Or is this just a basic elementary school concept that I've been screwing up all these years?

9:59pm - I kinda liked Jack's hair in this scene. I was so distracted by it that I almost forgot about the fact that he and Hurley (and the rest of the Oceanic Six?) have a secret that Jack doesn't want Hurley to tell.

10:00pm - And there's Jeremy Davies. I don't know why I had it in my head that he was in some obscure Vince Vaughn movie from the late 90s (back from when I used to collect obscure Vince Vaughn movies), because IMDB confirmed that I have never seen him in anything except for Saving Private Ryan. I swear I knew a girl in high school who was obsessed with him. Anyway.

And so ends episode one. 47 to go in the series and lots to think about.

On another note, the baby that played Aaron in tonight's episode was one of the cuter ones they've had yet. Trivia: 57 babies played Aaron in seasons 2 and 3. That number seems exceptionally high, but Lostpedia does not lie. Also, I observed that there was only one commercial for Cloverfield during the entire episode - I would have expected more.

And finally, a little Charlie tribute, courtesy of the Late Greats - an mp3 of DriveShaft's hit You All Everybody. Here's hoping Charlie doesn't become another random dead castaway that nobody even remembers existed two years later. (I read the name 'Shannon' earlier and for a brief moment had to ask myself 'who?')


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

"i love you" . . . "thank you"

I was watching Friends last night. "The One With The Free Porn" - A pretty classic episode, as all of them in the 4th season really are - Emily goes back to London, Monica encourages Ross to fight for her, he shows up at the airport, gets discouraged, she tells him there's another guy, Monica keeps telling him to fight for her, he goes to London, she's not there, she comes to NY, there's an INCREDIBLY unbelievable scene where she leaves a message on her answering machine for him that he is SOMEHOW able to overhear from outside - blah blah blah.

But it hit me as I was watching it exactly how overdone the sitcom "thank you" reaction to an "I love you" is.

Ross: (stops her) Wait uh, listen. I-I, I have to tell you something. Umm, I’ve been thinking, I’m just gonna come out and say it. Okay? I-I-I ah, I-I think I love you.
Emily: Oh. (She’s shocked and hugs him.) Thank you. (She boards the plane.)
Ross: That’s no problem.

Then of course there's this scene from the first season New Year's Eve episode of The OC. Ignore the fact that Mischa Barton can't act. You almost feel bad for her as she stumbles through her "You're welcome?"

But the true pioneer in the "I love you" "Thank you" field - none other than Full House. This episode aired in 1993 or so and it truly paved the way for awkward television scenes to come.

Start at about 6:30 - starting with Steve's delivery of "Deej . . . I need an eraser", the next minute might be the only redeeming moment in the last three awful seasons of that show. It just goes to show that Full House was truly revolutionary. So DJ, Steve, Full House - that's why I love you.

You're welcome.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

new kids on the block had a lot of hits

Oh man. First the Spice Girls. Then Boyzone. Now New Kids on the Block? The third grader in me can't control my excitement.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

falling in love with fiction

I saw this on another blog and I liked the idea - top five fictional (television) characters that I am totally in love with and wish were real people.

First off, I had three honorable mentions that I couldn't leave out. I'm pretty sure that if I was a little bit older, these guys would be in my top 5, and I spent a lot of time debating whether any of them should actually get the #5 spot (oh the tough decisions I must make in my life) - ultimately they didn't make the cut, but they deserved mentioning.
    Chandler Bing, Friends - So Chandler Bing - pretty much awesome. And if we got ten seasons of seasons 1-5 Chandler, he just may have made it into my top 5, despite being 10 years older than me. I kinda stopped loving Chandler quite as much when he and Monica got together - so much of his charm came from his relationship with Joey and all of his dating woes, both of which were kinda thrown on the backburner after Chandler and Monica stopped sneaking around and confessed that they were together. But even after he became Monica's whipping boy, Chandler remained the best thing about Friends. I only wish I could be as awesomely sarcastic as Chandler. He could always be counted on for a laugh, almost every time he was on screen. One of my all time favorite lines of the show: "Joey isn't gonna be here tonight so why don't you come over and I'll let you uh, feel my bicep. Or maybe more." I'll never see a sweater vest without thinking of Chandler Bing. And while a little part of me died when the show ended and Chandler Bing disappeared along with it, I'm happy he got the last line in the series. *sigh* Oh Monica Geller, you lucky woman.

    "Uncle" Jesse Katsopolis, Full House. Seriously . . . you weren't a girl of the 80s if you didn't swoon a little when Jesse sang "Forever" to Becky at their wedding and wish that he was singing to you. Okay, yeah, Jesse lost his edge when his twins were born, and yeah, he didn't graduate from high school until like the 7th season, but seriously? Who didn't have a crush on Uncle Jesse? He could do it all (exterminator, advertising, radio personality, sidekick to Ranger Joe, rockstar -- he had the #1 album in Japan! -- smash club owner . . . am I missing anything?) and he was TOTALLY devoted to his family - so much so that he moved into the attic with his new wife and started their family there to avoid leaving them. Which, while pathetic, at least showed where his values were. Yeah, he's a good catch. And he has great hair.

  • Derek "McDreamy" Shepard, Grey's Anatomy. Okay . . . I feel almost like it's kind of cliched to include Derek Shepard on my list of fictional characters I'm in love with. And I resisted watching this show for a year and a half to avoid becoming somebody who swooned over McDreamy. But let's face it - you don't get more perfect than Derek Shepard. So I don't even feel a need to justify this honorable mention with an explanation.

5. Pacey Witter, Dawson's Creek.

I think I was a "Pacey girl" from Day One of Dawson's Creek. Maybe because I loved Joshua Jackson from The Mighty Ducks. Maybe it's just because Pacey Witter was THAT awesome. Okay, so there was that whole scandal with the teacher, which was kind of (a lot) sketchy. But Pacey was just one of those guys you just wanted to win. Pacey always got a bad rap - picked on by his family, low grades in school, didn't get into college. His girlfriend cheated on him while she was in a mental institution! But nobody could love more than Pacey Witter. I couldn't even fault him for being a jerk to Dawson with the whole Joey thing because I was just too busy thinking that everything he did was the cutest ever! He was always trying, for Andie, for Dawson, for his family, and especially for Joey. And for as much as I hated Joey Potter, Pacey and Joey together made her almost likable. And his monologue in the series finale? I melted. Just a little.
You're off the hook. I've never really put much faith in all that "if you love someone, set them free" crap, as evidenced by everything I've done in my life up to this very moment, but I am determined to be happy, Joey. Happy in this life. And I love you. I mean, I always-- I have always, always loved you. But our timing has just never been right. And the way I figure it, time is no man's friend. So I have to get right with that and be happy, now. Because this is it. I mean, this is all that we get. If there's one thing I've learned from losing Jen, that's what I've learned . . . Actually, um, hold on. I'm not done yet. Because I also want for you to be happy. It's really important for me that you be happy. So I want you to be with someone, whether it be Dawson or New York guy or some man that you haven't even met yet. But I want you to be with someone who can be a part of the life that you want for yourself. I want you to be with someone who makes you feel like I feel when I'm with you. So, I guess the point to this long run-on sentence that's been the last 10 years of our lives is just that the simple act of being in love with you is enough for me. So you're off the hook.
Ahh, Pacey Witter. I cried a little when Joey chose him at the end. At least she had a brain in her head.

4. Seth Cohen, The OC

Seth Cohen!

So putting Seth Cohen at #4 was actually a very difficult decision for me because I was debating whether I wanted to put him as #1. Seth Cohen is the character that got me hooked on The OC. What is there not to love about him? Seth is the perfect mixture of awesome and nerdy, and there is no doubt that if he was a real person, I would want to hang out with him pretty much every day. What keeps him from being higher on this list is that he's really alarmingly self-absorbed and a little bit crazy and sneaky (Thanksgiving episode from season 1? Lying to Summer about Reed? The whole Brown thing? Making the little girl in the comic store cry when she asked for the comic book based on the X-Men movie?) But the bottom line is that he's Seth Cohen. He's the guy who will silently love you for years and memorize a poem you wrote in 6th grade and create a comic book about you and would stand on a coffee cart in front of a school that for years would pee in your shoes and shove you in lockers and declare his love for you. Yeah sometimes he was a little over the top, but his heart was always in the right place. He embraced Ryan as a brother. He was always available with a sarcastic comment or a witty remark, but knew when the right moments were to knock it off and just be a friend. And if there was any doubt about how awesome Seth Cohen was, this voicemail that he left Summer in the 4th season made me fall in love with him all over again:
Hey Summer. I know flying home early is your move but I stole it. I just want you to keep doing what you're doing because I think it's pretty amazing. So if you don't hear from me for awhile it's not because I don't love you. It's because I do.
For all of his flaws, Seth Cohen was a damn good catch. And I'd be lucky to end up with someone like him.

3. Jim Halpert, The Office

Jim Halpert

I love Jim Halpert. I have loved him since I first watched the pilot episode of The Office the day that it aired. Of course then it was because he reminded me of "Hot Arms" from work. But aside from that, what was there not to love about Jim? From the moment he first put Dwight's stapler in Jello, I knew it was love. Jim is this awesome guy. He's hilarious. He's sweet. He's thoughtful. He's friggin hot. I think part of my love for Jim comes from the fact that I related to him so much for so long. And I think that the reason that he's not #1 on this list is Karen and how he let her change him. I mean yeah, he wised up at the end, but I think he knew all along that his heart wasn't in it (remember "A Benihana Christmas"? "You just had a rebound . . . Which, don’t get me wrong, can be a really fun distraction, but, when it’s over, you’re left thinking about the girl you really like, the one that broke your heart.") but he was still such a jerk to Pam at times that I couldn't really get past that. Why am I talking about what I don't like about Jim? Jim is freaking awesome. And as Mary pointed out, it would be pretty awesome to date him because he'd probably totally propose by putting the ring in Jello. Which could be really fun.

2. Will Tippin, Alias

Okay, totally not the best picture that I could have posted of him, but that was my favorite Will Tippin moment ever. When I first started watching Alias, I wrote a haiku:

My dear Will Tippin
would you be my valentine?
Oh wait, you're not real.

Will Tippin is almost as good as it gets and I think I can trace almost all of my favorite Alias moments back to him. He was Sydney's best friend and she couldn't have asked for a better friend then him. He did anything for her, no questions asked. I mean you knew he was a great guy from the first episode of the series - what kind of guy lets you borrow his SISTER'S passport without even asking why? He almost got himself killed trying to investigate why Danny was murdered, just because he felt so bad that Sydney had no answers. Then, when he gets caught in Paris (see above picture) and realizes exactly what Sydney really does for a living, and he's obviously totally freaked out, instead of being a jerk and instead of hating the fact that she's been lying to him since they met, he responds with what I think might be one of the greatest lines in TV history.
"I don't love you for what you do, or what you don't do. I just love you."
Be still my heart. Will was the best friend a double agent for the CIA could have. Writing him off of the show was one of the dumbest moves Alias could have made, but the episode in the 3rd season where they brought him back and they finally sleep together was one of the best of the season. Will's accented rock star? Totally awesome. But I think one of my favorite lines is when they say goodbye to each other, knowing Will's going back into witness protection and they might not see each other again, and Sydney says, "We never talked about that . . ." and Will just smiles and says, "Yeah . . . I kinda liked that." I remember one of my websites commenting on how it was one of the first genuine Sydney Bristow smiles we saw all season. Will Tippin is amazing.

1. Ryan Atwood, The OC

As I said above, Seth Cohen was the character that got me hooked on The OC. And I think a large part of that was because I hated Marissa Cooper so much that Ryan's inability to move on from her for so long really annoyed me about him. But the more the season and the series continued, the more I realized that there was more to Ryan than this need to take care of obnoxious Marissa. Even from his early days in Newport Beach, when he was punching water polo players and burning down Caleb's model home, it was obvious that Ryan was a good guy. From Day One, he had Seth's back. As the series continued, and Ryan and the Cohens grew closer, his interactions with Seth and Sandy helped make the first season what I felt was one of the smartest seasons of any TV show I've ever seen. He was always such a good person - he knew when to take the high road. He deserved a medal for dealing with Marissa for three years and for all the times he listened to Seth's woes. But Ryan never complained and he never forgot where he came from and how lucky he was to be where he was. He wasn't afraid to stick up for himself or for his family and friends. Despite my hatred of Marissa, his loyalty to her was noble. He was subtly funny - not over the top like Seth, but always there for a great delivery. His willingness to go along with Seth's antics were hysterical - the kid from Chino joining Seth's comic book club and holding meetings at school so they could get their picture in the yearbook was classic. But I think the thing that made me fall in love with Ryan Atwood the most were his scenes with Kirsten. It's funny to think back now, after the series is over, how Kirsten didn't want a "criminal" in her home. A couple of my favorite scenes of the series were between the two of them - Ryan always knew exactly what to say to her, and was able to get through to her when the others in her family couldn't. For as hot headed as he was at the series' start, he was so level-headed and normal by the end of the first season, so willing to do the right thing, that it was truly admirable. So yeah, it was pretty much impossible not to love Ryan Atwood. Throw into the mix his love of Journey (one of my favorite recurring jokes throughout the series), his adorable shyness when he first met Lindsay, and THE WHOLE FOURTH SEASON TAYLOR YEAR! Ryan and Taylor revived the show after an extremely disappointing 3rd season, and I have never laughed so hard in an episode of The OC as when Ryan stood up and said "I have a poem too!" and read this:
"A sonnet: I don't know how to write.
A haiku: 5-7-5 seems too tight.
Then there are three little words I'm not able to say.
But Taylor, this is what I can tell you today.
Though I can't say those words tonight.
Please stick with me because I feel someday I might."
(the youtube video can be watched here - embedding was disabled)
I still can't watch the closing montage from the series finale without crying. The show ended so perfectly, just as it began. Of all the shows I've known and loved that have been canceled through the years, I have never missed a show or a character more than I have missed The OC and Ryan Atwood. So I stick by my original "who I want to meet" on MySpace: someone who would punch out the dean of the school for me. Just like Ryan Atwood. The last dialog between Seth and Ryan in the series is
Seth: At least I leave you funnier than when I found you.
Ryan: A lot better off than when you found me.
Me too, Ryan . . . me too.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

things that have made me laugh today

Sex befrienders!

Syncing line lengths!

Human Tetris!

This blog sucks. One of these days I'll stop posting surveys and stupid things I find amusing and I'll post something worthwhile.

Or maybe not.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


classic scene from Ten Things I Hate About You

Monday, January 21, 2008

i'm torn

Sunday, January 20, 2008

"Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information."

Like this:

Rasputin Manning

Is the bastard love child of Archie, born in June 6th, 1986. He currently is a punter for the Jamestown Jimmies, in Jamestown, ND. Shunned by his family, he turned to meth and whippets as a teen because of his lack of QB skills.

It's already been deleted though :(

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

this makes me want to scan all my old school pictures

Monday, January 14, 2008

seriously, this survey thing is like a sickness

apparently I never posted this the other night. I hate that "save now" doesn't publish.

1. Whats the connection between you and the last person you texted?
um... I think it was Melissa. We're friends.

2. What is wrong with you right now? I can't stop coughing!

3. Do you miss your first love? not as much as I used to, but I still think about him from time to time and wonder what happened to him

4. When did you last cry? Saturday morning.

5. Who do you hate? I don't hate anyone, but I have a lot of people who I can think of who I wish would just "disappear"

6. What do you want in your life right now? to be done with school, to know what the hell is going on

7. Are you happy? not really

9. What do you smell like? not really anything at the moment

10. Drinking? nothing, I just brushed my teeth

11. What’s your favorite thing to have on your bed? I love just being snuggled under my blankets and comforter

13. What do you wear to bed? depends on the weather - usually a pair of PJ pants and a long or short sleeved t-shirt

14. Do you tend to make relationships complicated? I try not to...

15. What are you doing/did today? woke up, hung around the house for a couple hours, went to school, went to my wills class, hung around the law review office for a few hours, went to crim pro, came home, made dinner, been reading for the bar prep course but felt a need to take a break. I'll probably feel guilty before I finish this survey though and will do some more reading before coming back to finish this.

16. What was the last movie you went to? i am legend

17. Is your shirt new? no, I've had it since we hosted nationals in 2002

18. Do you live near your ex boyfriend/girlfriend? yes. well, one of them.

19. Are you scared of bugs? I don't know if "scared" is the right word

20. Are you a cuddler? sure

22. What do you think of Eminem? i want to go do karaoke to "lose yourself" with a gray hooded sweatshirt on.

23. Do you read? i love to read. i don't love to read for school, but when I can I try to fit in "real" reading

24. Do you sleep with a teddy bear? no

25. Last thing that made you cry? I'm not going to say in here

26. Whose house did you go to today? just mine

27. What about last night? mine

29. Are you bored? yeah, these MBE "FAQ" aren't exactly riveting, hence my survey completion

30. What is the last movie you watched? um... I think it was "the notebook" last week. and parts of "look who's talking" on friday.

31. Do you say "dawg"? no

32. What are you excited about? coming home from work on Thursday and having a four day weekend

33. Hobbies? I have some

34. Who was last to cook for you? Mary

35. When you sleep do you dream about heroin addicts? No . . . what the hell kind of question is that?

36. What’s on your mind right now? I don't want to go to work tomorrow, I hate the situation that I'm in, I still haven't read my stupid bylaws

37. Who was the last person to make you cry? See #25

38. Name someone whose name starts with the letter "R." Ryan

39. Do you care what others think about you? yes, I wish I didn't

41. Do you trust people easily? eh it depends

42. Do you think you'll be married in 10 years? hopefully

43. Will you ever kiss the last person you kissed again? good question, ask him.

44. what do you look forward to in the next 3 months? being just about done with law school

45. Who was the last person you called? Heather

46. Who was the last missed call? Um... I think it was WPLJ, I didn't recognize the number so I didn't answer

47. What's your ring tone? default - "The Archers Bows Have Broken" - Brand New
Mary - "Mandy" - Barry Manilow
Liz - "Baba O'Riley" - The Who
Pat and Briton - "Separate Ways" - Journey
Kate and Catherine - "California" - Phantom Planet

48. Do you plan on moving out within the next year? yes. Or staying here if I have a job and a roommate to move in when Mary leaves me

49. What were you doing at 9pm last Friday night? getting ready to head to the train

50. What happened at 10:00 am today? i was either blow drying my hair or on the phone

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

damn it, it's the 11th edition, these kinds of mistakes should not be appearing

Granted I'm not exactly an authority when it comes to spelling and grammar (case in point: when writing up my group's poster board in mediation the other day, I had to ask Jason and Adam how to spell "irresponsible". Not that I didn't know how, but sometimes I fall into that trap where I'm used to the little red line telling me if I've made a mistake . . . I digress), but as I did my reading for Wills this morning, I was appalled by all of the spelling and grammar mistakes I came across, and now, in TWO pages of Crim. Pro. reading, I've found three typos already. In the eleventh edition of a textbook that has four editors.

I've circled them all and am going to make a list. Consider this a work in progress.

  • Some jurisdictions allow person's arrested on lower-level felonies to gain their release . . .
  • Where the arrestee is not released (the police having decided to charge), the arrestee must be brought before the magistrate within a 24 or 48 hours . . .
  • That decision most often is based on anticipated difficulties of proof (e.g., the evidence is insufficient, the victim is reluctance to testify . . .
11:40 edit: I just finished my reading for tomorrow and I lost count of the typos - I should have been writing down page numbers instead of just circling them. My favorite was an essay about racial profiling following 9/11 . . . that was dated March 2001.


Saturday, January 12, 2008

uncle jesse's a heroine?

from Entertainment Weekly:

"Uncle" Jesse Katsopolis, Full House. Not technically a woman, but his addiction to mousse and gender-ambiguous name make him eligible by, uh, a hair. However, Jesse never let his styling routine interfere with his ability to write awesome jingles, bust D.J. for sneaking out, or console whichever Olsen twin they used for the crying scenes. (Memo to casual Full House viewers: Please stop referring to Joey Gladstone as "Uncle Joey" in your ironic convos. He wasn't their uncle. Thank you.)

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

what i learned in my mediation class this week

  • I will never, ever, ever date a guy named Ted
  • The line "There is only ONE creep in my life and he's sitting across the table from me!" is guaranteed to get a laugh
  • Nick was a university department chair in another life
  • If a guy tells you he thinks he's falling in love with you on your 4th date, there's a 1 in 4 chance that he's going to end up beating the crap out of you
  • Any expression of any kind of sentiment, or any statement at all for that matter, should be responded to with the statement "So you're saying . . ." or "So I sense that . . ."
  • If your child is getting Ds in gym class, it's probably because her goth boots are weighing her down
  • The best way to solve money issues with your roommate is to hold a bake sale
  • Have I mentioned that guys named Ted are CREEPS!
  • the right answer is always "empowerment" or "recognition"
  • oh yeah, and something about the transformative framework?


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

i should stop with the surveys, but my brain can't handle much more than these

1. Do you own uggs?
i do

2. What did your last text message say?
I don't feel like grabbing my phone, but something from Mary about dinner

3. What is your ringtone for when people text you?
it does this whole long obnoxious default verizon thing that I haven't bothered to change in the two years I've had the phone

4. What show did you last watch?
Family Guy

5. Do you wear Hollister?
I don't own anything from Hollister

6. What foods make you sick?
I can't think of any foods that actually physically make me sick, but peanut butter (especially the smell) makes me want to vomit

7. Do you get shy around the guy/girl you like?

8. Do you remember what you were like a year ago?

9. Who was your last text from?

11. Do you have family problems?
Who doesn't? I love my family

12. Where are people in your top from?
Um... I guess this is supposed to be in reference to my MySpace "top"? Short answer to this is they're from my life

14. Who are there pictures of in the room you're currently in?
friends and family

15. What are you doing at this exact moment?
Filling out a survey and watching the end of Family Guy

16. Do you give special ringtones to people?
yeah, I have five different ringtones. Although none of the people who have assigned ringtones call me all that often, which is good because my default ringtone is my favorite of the five

17. What's the weather like outside?
Warm but friggin windy

18. Have you ever seen a 3D movie in theaters?
I don't think so - maybe sometime when I was a kid, but I can't remember

19. What is your favorite holiday?

21. Do you text with T9 or ABC?
sort of an in between - my phone doesn't call it T9, but it's the same kind of concept. I sure as hell don't text with ABC

22. Have you memorized your social security number?
Yeah, it was my NYU ID number, so I kind of had to

23. Have you ever had a dream about people you love dying?
yes - i hate those kinds of dreams, but apparently it means the person in them will live a long life, so I guess that's good

25. What was the last advice you gave someone?
I don't remember

26. What radio stations do you listen to the most?
K-Rock and WPLJ

28. If you died today, would there be anything you wish you could've said to someone?
yes . . . definitely yes.

29. Are you on youtube?

31. What's the last food you ate that was salted?
I salt everything I eat. Well, almost everything.

32. What are you watching?
my computer screen and I just flicked the channel over to Cartoon Network for more Family Guy

33. What did you do last night?
came home from class, ate dinner, watched "One Tree Hill", watched "The Office", passed out

34. Would you ever consider having a relationship with your good friend?
sure. not the girls.

35. What piercings do you want to get?

36. Have you ever seen your friend cry?
I like how these questions keep referring to my "good friend" and my "friend" as if I only have one. Yes, I've seen some of my friends cry

37. Who was the last person you cried in front of?
I don't remember

38. Can you do a push-up?
ha - yeah, I could probably do A push-up

39. Have you ever had a panic attack?
Yes, but not in years

40. Name the last time you got really anxious?
yesterday morning about mediating, but it really wasn't bad and nick and adam made it even easier for me

41. Would you ever consider moving back to your hometown?
I really, really, really don't want to do that

42. Describe your laugh?
depends what's making me laugh

43. What do you think about the person that last commented you?
who was it, mary? she's the BEST

44. Who sings the song you last sang?
the spill canvas

45. Plans for this weekend?
No plans. I start school on Monday, so I'll probably do some reading for Wills, but other than that, anything goes.

46. How was last weekend?
it kind of sucked, actually, I had school all day Sunday, and I spent hours on Saturday doing the reading for school on Sunday.

47. Have you ever been to California?

48. How about New York City?
I lived there for five years

49. Favorite color to wear?

50. Do you like anyone right now?


Saturday, January 5, 2008

i go back to school tomorrow, 8 days early. a survey is a necessity.

1. what is a question that people ask you that always gets on your nerves?
"How's law school?" and "do you know what kind of law you're going to practice?"

2. name something you have in common with all your siblings.
We have the same family and we both have blue eyes. And we like a lot of the same music now. And actually, he just joined a hockey team. I guess we have more in common now than we used to.

3. what is the greatest amount of physical pain you have ever had?
when i "almost" broke my toe and when i "almost" collapsed a lung.

4. what number of drinks constitutes your limit?
I stop when I need to stop. Depends who I'm with, how I'm getting home, etc.

5. do you fold your underwear?
yes . . . at least I don't iron them

6. who is the last person you wrote a letter to on paper?
couldn't tell you, but I wrote out a bunch of Christmas cards this year

7. have you fired a gun before?

8. name someone you consider a genius.

After all these years, I still consider Roberta a genius.

9. what was your favorite childhood toy?
Barbies. And my brother's legos.

10. name a sound that disturbs you.
Babies screaming freak me out.

11. name something random that you would never do.
smoke. let's ignore erick rivero's influence for the purpose of this question.

12. name a person whose diary you would love to read.

13. have you ever had the same dream more than once?
i've had variations on the same dream several times.

14. name something that makes you happy.
sydney and ed green

15. name someone that made you laugh today.

16. if you were in an emergency situation and you had to deliver a baby, could you do it?


17. what is on your refrigerator door?

oh man, there's way too many things on my refrigerator door to try to think of them all from memory. we actually just slightly rearranged it because peter petrelli kinda creeps me out now, but it's mostly a lot of dreamy actors, plus a huge picture of briton giving us the thumbs up sign and a bunch of family guy and the office magnets. and a picture of lex luthor running for president.

18. name the closest thing to you that is green.
a bag of mint m&m's.

19. if someone who didn't know you had to guess your name, what would it be?
probably something italian

20. name something you have to do tomorrow.
go to school :(

21. name a movie you are looking forward to watching.
'juno'. i kind of want to see 'walk hard' too. but i don't go to the movies all that much.

22. have you ever called 911?

23. name something about women that tends to be true.
they over think everything

24. do you own an ipod?

yes, it's my favorite possession

25. what was the last movie you watched?

in theaters - i am legend. on dvd - pride & prejudice

26. do any of your friends have children?

27. what cd is currently in your cd player?

good question. maroon 5's latest, i think. It's been a while - i don't really listen to cds anymore, I just put them on my ipod and that's it.

28. do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?
regular, most of the time

29. has anyone told you a secret this week?

30. when was the last time you had starbucks?
in the hotel in new orleans

31. can you whistle?

32. do you think people talk about you behind your back?
i'd like to think no, but probably

33. what movie do you know every line to?

i know most of the lines to 'wet hot american summer'

34. are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?

35. would you ever date anyone covered in tattoos?

not really my thing, but it would depend who the person was

36. what did you do before this?

read 80 pages for my mediation class tomorrow

37. when was the last time you slept on the floor?
I don't know - I think that day that my aunt slept over and I slept in the living room with the cats

38. how many hours of sleep do you need to function?

lately about 7 - it used to be more like 3, but I'm getting old

39. are you picky about spelling and grammar?
i'm the first one to make a spelling/grammar mistake, so I have no right being picky . . . but I am anyway when they're blatant

40. do you get along better with the same sex or the opposite?
both, really - my closest friends have always for the most part been girls, but two of my best friends from law school are guys

41. do you sleep on your side, stomach, or back?

42. do you watch the news?

not really. i watched martin tankleff's press conference the other day.

43. who was the last person to make you mad?
eh, no need for tattling

44. name one place you would rather be right now?

i'm fine being here, i just wish i didn't have school tomorrow

45. do you feel alone?

46. are you hiding anything from the world?
nah, i wouldn't say so


Thursday, January 3, 2008

sometimes i go through phases where i miss this show more than i even thought was possible


i knew i should have written my note on this case

marty tankleff is free. it's about friggin time.