Thursday, December 29, 2005

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!! I'll finally be able to write a decent post after the holidays are over and I return from a ski trip in Quebec (with lots of pictures hopefully) : )

Return to Mont Sutton!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Goooood Mornin' New York City

You know it's going to be a bad hair day when you're forced to use your boyfriend's hair styling products, ie. hair glue. I was afraid that I'd show up at work looking like I just stepped out of a stunt double gig in "There's Something About Mary", but luckily, it's not nearly that bad.

My morning could have started off a lot worse though if I'd been living in NYC. How about that Transit Strike? My idea of welcoming the first day of winter is definitely not by walking across the Brooklyn Bridge to work in 24 degrees of New England cold. Brrrrrrrrr

My own commute into work this morning went smoothly. Door to door service even (!) because Matt drove this morning and dropped me off at work. The Providence-West Kingston commute down 95 usually does go smoothly (unless I'm running late and then the traffic is always HORRIBLE, HORRENDOUS, there must have been a pile up or something, right?) Even on 95 South in Rhode Island this morning we could feel the effects of this transit strike with some extra congestion towards the Connecticut line and a sign that warned "NYC Transit Strike, Massive Delays"

This sign actually got me thinking back to my days in France when the city buses would strike and the 30 minute bus ride to school that we would gripe about turned into a 3 hour walk which we were vehnement about. That being said, I feel your pain NYC commuters... maybe not in that my toes and fingers are numb sort of way because my strike days were spend in the South of France... but the walking part definitely sucks.

Monday, December 19, 2005

A Disappointing Sunday

Sunday night tv on ABC is really the only thing that will console me that the weekend is over and another 5 days of work is in front of me. Each week I crave new episodes of Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy. This week when I tuned in, I discovered that President Bush felt the need to torture the nation with one of his "regularly scheduled program disruptions" about Iraq. As if that wasn't bad enough... Desperate Housewives AND Grey's were repeats! Ohhh the horror. WTF ABC, WTF??!? Ok that may be a little dramatic... but seriously, where was DH last week huh??? I had to endure 2 hours of Ty Pennington screaming his head off while running around in circles until the SPEED ran out last week even though we were promised a new and exciting episode of Housewives.

UGH. They better make up for this BIG TIME.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

'Tis the season...for Paris Hilton??

Let me recount a heartwrenching holiday tale to you all....

I was searching Google today for Christmas Lights, more specifically, Christmas Lights in New York City, so I could find a picture for my desktop background. Now being from New England and also disappointed that I wasn't going to be able to make it to NYC this year for the holiday fan-fare, I really wanted a nice pic of Rockefeller Center or some other holiday display... so I searched "Christmas Lights+NYC" and waited for the results. Now, I figured this would be easy and the first thing that came up was an entry for Google News so I clicked on it. Once there, I was assaulted by story after story involving Paris Hilton... Ok... damn you Paris Hilton why are you EVERYWHERE?!?! You RUIN everything! Curiosity over took me at that point and I clicked on one of the links.,5583,2-1343-1344_1848077,00.html
Go ahead... take a look for yourself.

So from this article in a paper from South Africa I read on...
Cranston - See Paris Hilton in all her seductive splendor, striking a provocative pose for passing motorists and spreading hot Christmas cheer in a chilly Rhode Island winter.
At this point, I'm shaking my head going... Ohhhh Cranston.. what are we going to do with them? If you're not from Rhode Island it might be hard for me to explain this one. But think of t
hat loud, obnoxious Italian cousin who is so out of touch with reality that everytime you bring someone to meet the family you have to warn them in advance. Then that person says..."Ohhh don't worry about it, we alll have crazy family members" and 10 minutes into the introduction they're just thinking about how to reconstruct the ridiculous details to tell all their friends. That's what Cranston is like.

And now I realize that I'm going to get in trouble by my large number of Italian friends from Cranston and probably their boisterous Italian mothers (a la "Ange") Hahaha

The moral of this story is... Paris Hilton in suggestive poses as a Christmas lawn display. Only in C-Town. Gotta love it.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Now it makes sense!

It's Moose Heads! Not Mouse Heads!

hahah thanks for that one BDiamond, or more precisely Matt who did mention it first.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Holiday Rush

We really need a way to extend the holidays into January more... Seriously, I feel like the period from Thanksgiving to New Years goes by in such a blur that it's hard to find time to enjoy it. And January/February is the worst weather-wise in New England anyway, I'd love something to take my mind off of the bitter cold and snow shoveling besides MLK Day and Groundhog Day. And no Mom, leaving the tree up until Easter doesn't count.

And even while I'm writing this I have a gazillion more things I need to be doing!!

Ps. Spell checker... gazillion is SO a word ; )

Friday, December 09, 2005

Ohhh Google

It's really funny to see what ads will pop up after I've written an entry. Like if I haven't written anything useful enough by Google's Adsense standards it will give you ads like "IT Blogs" and "Improve your Blog." Adsense does really seem to like it when I bring up the Keys, those are a big hit, and strangely enough the detox diet. I've also seen some for running shoes (a la the marathon entry) and Floods in Rhode Island (no idea where that one came from).

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

C'est pas faux!!

So to my surprise and delight, I got an email from my French friend Pierre yesterday. Now for all of you who have ever had the pleasure of meeting him, you would know that he is one of the funniest people on the planet. Anyway, I'm going to share with you the email that I got yesterday. Pay particular attention to the graphic at the bottom.

salut pupuce,
I saw "breakfast at tiffany" and I thought to U. U look like so much to the main actress. Physically I mean. I don't know if u are like her in the life and mood changing....

So my life is going good except my roomates who are a little bite boring... but I love alsace and i will go soon to asian or why not the United states in two years!!!
I send u a picture about the USA

Is it really true???

Miss U
Pierre ctrl+click to enlarge

I then went on to explain to him that no, that's not an entirely accurate portrayal of how American's view the world. Hell, I don't even know what a Mouse Head is.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Let it Snow

forecast for snow tonight in Rhode Island... I guess that's good, this snowman could use a little help! : )

Actually this was built by my sister a few weeks ago at our ski house in New Hampshire. By now there's a lot more snow up there. My whole philosophy on snowfall in RI has always been that they can get as much snow as they want up in New Hampshire where I can actually ski, but I'm all set with snow here. Last year at the Maywood Mansion where I used to live with my two darling roommates snow (and lots of it) only lead to cabin fever and a stove fire(Blizzard of '05), an expensive heating bill (yay for living in a beach house during the winter), and yelling and screaming matches (about shoveling of course). But on the bright side we did make snow angels and somehow managed to make it to the Spring without killing each other : )

Bring on Winter of '06! And Jen... it's your turn to shovel.