Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Six Found Dead After Tonga Riots
Friday, November 10, 2006
Or here's one for you J, that in Germany it is a considered gauche to make a fuss or object to someone smoking, and that, in the workplace you are expected to bring cake or buy lunch for your colleagues when it is your birthday or you are leaving the company?
Check out many many more Faux Pas listed by country here.
Don't leave home without them!!
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Ha! Finally! That ridiculous excuse for a husband will have to make his own ridiculous way in the world! Britney Spears has filed for divorce with Kevin Federline.
I first found out about the Spears-Federline divorce from my informant Trey over at Pink is the New Blog and later discovered that I had a CNN Breaking News email in my inbox- and if it's CNN Breaking News it must be true.
I wonder if Jen knows in Germany... maybe I'll call her at 1:23 am. She'll appreciate it.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
Now I'll tell you, I've been to Ireland before, twice actually. The first time was an absolutely amazing experience, and the second time was, well work hell on that International Business chaos level. But anyway, my first trip to Ireland coincided with my 21st birthday and St. Patrick's Day (I was lucky enough to be born on the Ides of March (15th) and not that pesky St. Patrick's Day). I was living in France at the time of the trip and first met my bestest Jen in London (she was living there at the time) and then my mom and sister the next day. Besides a 4 hour convoluted bus route through every suburb of Heathrow where I was sure we'd see the gals from Bend It Like Beckham kicking around a 'football' any second, we made it to Ireland without a hitch. Background aside, the story begins here: We were staying in Galway and decided to make the 4 hour or so drive to Dublin for the day. On the way out there we passed McDonald's after McDonald's all with signs tempting me with a Green Shamrock Shake. Ohhh I wanted one sooo bad all day. We finally stopped at a McDonald's on the way home and stopped in the restroom before ordering. Lo and behold, on the way to the restroom was passed something unsightly.... a 4 year old had just thrown up his Green Shamrock Shake all over the floor. Saying nothing I passed the scene of the incident and made my way to the line where my sister and Jen were waiting. "Did you uhhh see that" says my sister. I replied with, "I don't want to talk about it." "Are you still getting a shake??" Jen says. "Absolutely."
And I ordered my Green Shamrock Shake... it wasn't quite as good as I thought it would be though.
Matt and I will be leaving for Ireland in just a few hours! We're heading over there specifically for the Dublin Marathon which is sure to be a great time. I'm not running (*gasp), but Matt and his parents will be. I've heard good things about the "Friendly Marathon" and the events that surround it.
After the marathon on Monday, we'll be travelling to Waterford- where I can check out the crystal competition ; ) - and then to Kilkenny for some Medieval flavor. I'll be sure to share some pics when I return!
Wish the Carrier fam luck in their marathon!
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
First be sure to check out Germany is for Lovers - where my dear friend Jen describes her days in Germany after following her study abroad love there after they both spend a year in the MBA program at URI.
Then check out Fleur de Vie for the latest in French news and culture from my former French major madamoiselle out in California now.
"Ahahahah this rep came in and in the middle of giving his spiel all of a
sudden we hear the song "lets get it on" start playing. Everyone just
starts looking at each other like WTF?? Then the rep pulls his phone out of
his pocket and says "oh that's my girlfriend, i gave her a special
ring....let's get it on....she likes that" Mind you this rep has to be in
his mid to late 50s, completely gray and balding. TOO MUCH INFORMATION.
And really did you have to explain yourself? Does that make it any better?
No, it makes it worse. Wow that was a disturbing picture he painted."
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Last May I didn’t know how I was going to survive until October without new episodes of Lost. The drought ended last night with the Season 3 Premiere, A Tale of Two Cities. Finally! The Losties have returned…. Only this time, it’s all about the Others.
They have muffins?!?! Shortly into the episode we realize that the pretty, yet melancholy woman who puts on Petula Clark’s Downtown on her CD player while baking muffins for a book club does not reside in Suburbia, but on the Island! It’s in this opening scene that we see 1) that the Others saw the plane come down from their commune across the island 2) they mobilized to send Ethan to the fuselage and Goodwin to the Tail section to pretend they were survivors and get lists of names within 3 days and 3) how HUGE the island is!
The rest of the episode covered: Jack’s painful flashbacks involving his ex-wife, Sarah and father (although not involved, as we found out), Jack’s encounter with Juliet (the melancholy woman with the muffins) while he was in a holding room, Kate’s shower scene (haha not as steamy as sounds), and Sawyer’s genius breakthrough in the monkey cage.
More importantly, the episode answered some questions, and of course left us with about 20 more in its place.
-Ahhh that explains the polar bears
-Shark with Dharma logo on its tale from the raft at sea scene… from the Dharma Aquarium of course
-Walt’s “They’re not who they say they are” Damn straight. They’ve got a nice little set up on the middle of that island. Electricity, grilled cheese and everything! And let me add this… How do you give up a grilled cheese sandwich Jack?!
-How Ethan and Goodwin ended up in the mix
-How they got the names of the people they wanted and discovered Sawyer’s real name (background checks)
Ok now for some more unanswered questions:
-How are the Others getting access to all of this modern technology/electricity/background information?
-What in the world are they doing there??
-How do they get around the island so fast considering how huge it is?
-Did Benry say something else to Kate at breakfast that made her have that look in her eye when she saw Sawyer?
-etc. etc. etc.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Ohhh boy it’s going to be a long week. Please let me know if you have any useful Training Games that you’ve used.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Thailand is an Asian country that has been in the news lately. Between the current coup d’etat between the now former Prime Minster and the nation’s military, to the confession of John Mark Karr in August, and more tragically, the devastating tsunami that struck the country on December 26, 2004, the country has seen its share of publicity.
And now for the culture. The most interesting site that I came across wasn’t the Do’s and Don’ts list, or even the Guide to Thailand, but the site called Thailand Life. Here you’ll find everything you ever wanted to know about how a real person in Thailand lives. Gor has been writing this blog for 7 years now and started when he was 12 years old. I find this information far more valuable than the other material because you gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Thai culture.
One of the images that always strikes me when I think about Thailand isn’t the bustling neon city of Bangkok, but that scene in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason when she’s on shrooms wading through the water on a beach in Phuket blubbering on about how beautiful everything is. Hahahah it’s sooo funny. I love it. But seriously, it looks amazingly beautiful and I’d love to visit!
Thursday, September 28, 2006
25 Signs That, Sadly, You've Grown Up
My personal favorites that ring all too true:
- 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed. [One of the worst parts about growing up for sure!!]
- You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14. [ughhh I'm moving to France where they have 5 weeks]
- 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work. [Especially true now :( ]
One more thing to throw out there... Have you ever ended up with more clothes than you went with to the laundromat? I sent Matt to the laundromat last week and this morning I ended up putting on some black pants that I've never seen before in my life. Luckily they fit, so really I ended up making out in the deal.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
I'm approaching the 90 day mark at my new job and the most noticeable difference in my life is that my blogging/random website searching/social networking has suffered considerably. Who knew that not all businesses were cool with you doing that on company time? Then again, the company that I left just layed-off 360 people last Friday... hmm go figure. I will just toss out a word of advice to all of you young bucks just starting out there in the real world. I'll admit, I left my former job for greener pastures... what I came to find out was that starting a new job sucks. Sure sure it's all fun and shiny and new for the first 2 weeks... but that gets old reaaaal fast. I can't say that I regret leaving that former company-360 people were layed off and all-but I did trade in some really great people to work with, for, let's just say, co-workers that drove me right to Barnes and Noble to pick up my very own copy of Successfully Dealing with Difficult People. And that, my friends is no word of a lie. : ) Still, I love the product, and this week we actually got 90% on the products in the beloved "Back Room"!! Damn that discount... it's poison.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Here are some pictures from the beautiful Niagara Falls
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Don't get me started on K-Fed. My blood pressure is already high enough this morning.
Don't get me started on K-Fed. My blood pressure is already high enough this morning.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
While I can't agree with all items on the list, there are definitely a few traits that I see in myself. Check out this excerpt, or the full article
Fred's Top 10 Signs You're Made to be an Entrepreneur
10. You are unemployable. You can’t hold a job. You don’t want to hold a job. And you react to getting a job the same way a cat reacts when you try to give it a bath.
9. You are anti-authoritarian. You can’t fathom the thought of being anything less than Boss, President, Chairman, Don, and/or Emperor.
8. You have the uncanny ability to get other people to do all the work.
7. You are always looking for and/or seeing economic opportunity everywhere and in everything. While at a concert, you occupy yourself by estimating the evening’s take and its gross margins instead of listening to the music.
6. You spend more time and energy looking for easier, faster, cheaper, more effective ways of accomplishing something than if you just did the task outright.
5. You would enthusiastically trade a life-time pass to
Disneyland for one ride in the Vomit Comet. In other words, you would give up a secure, even-keeled, bland existence for a life that whipsaws uncontrollably between exhilaration and terror.
4. You don’t see lack of money, lack of knowledge, and lack of experience as barriers to entry. You are also not deterred by the existence of formidable competition.
3. You favor multiplication over addition and you lull yourself to sleep by calculating price-earnings ratios.
2. You would happily invest your home’s equity and your life savings (and your mother’s life savings) in your start-up.
And the Number One sign you are made to be an entrepreneur . . .1. When you project future earnings, your spread sheet shows that by Year 5, you can buy
Argentina and sell it to Brazil.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Friday, June 23, 2006
Monday, June 19, 2006
As if we need more evidence of Robbie Williams being a whackjob... here it is:
My advice... just keep watching until the end... seriously....
Monday, June 12, 2006
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
SSlice19: she's always cluttering my desk
jem4415: which one is bird lady?
SSlice19: and if she leaves we get a new temp without skills who I can make file my stuff
SSlice19: the one who brought a bird in her shirt a temp
jem4415: a real bird??
SSlice19: and it lived in her boobs
SSlice19: I told you this story
jem4415: you're making this up
jem4415: no I vaguely remember you started to tell me this
SSlice19: and I recently found out that it pooped on her and this is how Donna found out that it was there
jem4415: ohhh this crazy world we live in.
I don't know if any of you have ever had recurring hiccups... but they're pretty freakin' obnoxious!
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
I came across this article about the Pull vs Push way of looking at procrastination. Or basically, a list with tips on Overcoming Procrastination Through a Pull Method.
My favorite is #6... How to Talk to Yourself
6. How to talk to yourself:
-- Replace "I have to" -- which promotes victimhood and resentment -- with "I choose to."
-- Replace "I must finish" with "When can I start again?"
-- Replace "This is so big/difficult/complex" with "I can take one small step: one rough, rough draft, one imperfect sketch."
-- Replace "I must do this right (i.e., perfectly)" with "I can be human." Accept "mistakes" as feedback, and part of the natural learning process. In fact, try to be imperfect. Intentionally do the first part of your project sloppily: rough draft in crayon, or on a coffee-stained old envelope. Worked for Abe.*
-- Replace "I've got to get this done; I don't have time for play" with "I must make time for play." Reward yourself with fun, friendship, exercise, whatever, after you've made your start. This makes making the next start much easier.
Monday, June 05, 2006
Personally, I find that the less sleep I get, the more awake I feel in the morning. And by less sleep, I mean approximately 6 hours, not like 2 hours. The problem, is that I just can't get out of bed and I love sleep. Hmmmm. I guess I could experiment with it though.
Click here to read the article: Lifehack.org
This is an interesting look at how modern life effects our sleeping patterns today, and how many of us have fallen into a stimulant-sedation loop.
Before the advent of the electric lightbulb, it wasn't much of an issue, people hit the hay after a couple of hours by candlelight, and stirred at daybreak. But the invention of artificial lighting, and the subsequent introduction of shift working, has progressively 'detached us from the 24-hour cycle of light and dark,' says Russell Foster, professor of molecular neuroscience at Imperial College, London.
Today, our culture of long hours at work and the 24-hour availability of almost everything from convenience stores to television and e-mail have demoted sleep in our priorities. To manage fatigue, says Dr Foster, 'we've fallen into a stimulant-sedation loop, where stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine are used for wakefulness during the day and sedatives such as hypnotics and alcohol are used at night to induce sleep.'
The eight-hours mantra has no more scientific basis than the tooth fairy.
That has compressed the sleep cycle. A report published last year, entitled ÂInsomniac BritainÂ, by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy found that adults in the United Kingdom sleep an average of six hours 53 minutes each night. Is that enough? Not according to the ancient formula of eight hours of rest, eight hours of work and eight hours of play, which many physicians and therapists still swear by. And it's not enough for the survey respondents, many of whom considered themselves 'sleep-deprived'.
Friday, June 02, 2006
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Wish me luck!
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
I already miss Lost...*sigh* Who knew I would get so addicted to a tv show?! I'm actually about to start the book "Bad Twin" so we'll see how that ties in.
In other news, summer has finally graced us here in Rhode Island. This weekend was gorgeous, but very hot and humid. Saturday was interesting because it went from sunny skies to torrential downpour in the time span of one shopping round at the Gap (and I didn't even try anything on...). The rain was kind of a nice break from the humidity, although somehow the rain descended upon Garden City in Cranston and missed Providence all together so it was still hot as hell in the apartment when we got back there. Sunday was Matt's graduation party/lobster bake and the weather was perfect! Definitely better than last Sunday's sunny/pouring rain episode.
Monday, May 22, 2006
Anyway... take aways from this weekend:
- GO see Over the Hedge. I'll tell you, I'm not a huge animated features fan, but this movie was SO funny. Hilarious. I mean Wanda Sykes and Steve Carrell were in it, come on.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
jem4415: hahah Ken is so gay
SSlice19: I read an article in the waiting room today that pointed out he carries a large MAN PURSE embazzelened with a phallic looking symbol
SSlice19: it's true Ken is gay
jem4415: it's an open relationship that he has with Barbie
SSlice19: or a front
SSlice19: aparently she had a "suitor" during their break up for the past 2 years
SSlice19: I never even knew they broke up
SSlice19: it was her idea...I can see why
SSlice19: but to dump Ken for a doll named Blaine..is that a step in the right direction?
jem4415: and back to Barbie
SSlice19: oh yes on the Barbie note: Barbie has lately been portrayed as highly successful professional and actually left Ken for Blain.
SSlice19: I just don't know
SSlice19: I keep telling myself not to judge
SSlice19: I really must go to bed now though
SSlice19: good night M
jem4415: goodnight J
Grey's fans out there were treated to a 2 hour season finale last night. The first hour was action packed, but really we all knew that Burke and Denny couldn't die. And they didn't. The 2nd hour wasn't so kind to Denny though... I'll admit, I cried.
I can't wait for Lost to wrap up, although a long summer of repeats makes me cringe.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
You Know You're From Rhode Island When... You had a "wickit" good time at the beach. When you hear an amazing fact your immidiate reply is "no suh!" You can't drive two miles with out seeing a Dunkin Donuts. You consider a car journey of longer than one hour a day trip. You can you curse in Italian. You own garden tools from Job Lot. You have tried to drive the measured mile in less then 45 seconds. You have used the expression "Not For Nuthin" or "bubbla". You serve bread with every meal. You load up on milk and bread before a snowstorm. You feel compelled to hear at least one weather report a day. You have pulled out of a sidestreet and used your car to block oncoming traffic so you could make a left-hand turn (aka Cranston Jam). You own at least one coffee table book with a picture of a lighthouse on it. You've boasted about the money you saved at the Christmas Tree Shop. Your first live concert was at The Civic Center or Rocky Point. You have close relatives who work for the state. You have used a demolished landmark when giving directions. You have slammed on your breaks to discourage a tailgater. You know what a burger "The Newport Creamery Way" is. You have dated a girl named Brenda or a guy named Vinnie. You have used the breakdown lane on 95 to pass someone. You have driven more than 5 miles out of your way to save less than two bucks. You been on a RIPTA bus less than 12 times in the past 6 years. You know what a "governor-preferred" plate is. You know someone who works for the Registry. You've asked your mechanic for an inspection sticker even though your car failed to pass. You have a degree from RIC, CCRI or URI. You think vodka and Del's is a great combination. You've borrowed dealer plates from a friend. You know how to pronounce Pawtucket, Cowesett, Usqepaug, and Narragansett. You can recognize a Cranston accent. You think high hair, gold chains, and gum go together. You drop the "w" in Greenwich, Kingstown, and Warwick. You celebrate St. Joseph's Day and know what a "zeppolla" is. You know what "ProJo" stands for. You always start giving directions by saying, "Well, you get on 95" You know where "NiRoPe" comes from. You know what "John from Alpert's" sounds like. You can recite the license plates of all your family members and friends. You know what a "package store" is. You think lots of gold jewelery looks great on the beach. Your favorite expressions are, "Are you serious?", "Wicked", and "You know what I'm saying?" You know there's a West End but not a West Providence. You think banana, vanilla, and idea all end in "r". You put vinegar on your french fries. You've gone to Cumbie's for milk or gas. You know that there is never any school in Fosta-Glosta when it snows. The girl you ended up marrying lived no more than 6 blocks from where you grew up. You've converted the basement of your house into an apartment. You call spaghetti sauce, "gravy." You tell friends that something is "on special", instead of on sale. You order an iced coffee in December. You read the wedding announcements in the Sunday Pro-Jo and recognize at least 3 couples. You know someone who knew the Farrelly brothers when they lived around here. You know exactly which parts of Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary, Meet Joe Black and Amistad were filmed in RI, and you can tell someone exactly where that is. You know what the Coffee Cup Salute is, and who does it every morning. You grew up with everyone you see at Stop and Shop. You know where South County is, even though it doesn't exist. You and everyone you know are either Italian or Irish, or both. You've never been farther south than Jersey, and not farther West than there, either, but are planning to move to Florida as soon as you turn 60. You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Rhode Island.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Magician David Blaine was unconscious and having convulsions when he was rescued from his 8-foot aquarium during a breath-holding stunt, his trainer said Tuesday. [article]
Where was his mother! Or more importantly, who in their right mind would think, even for a second, that being underwater for a week was a good idea. I can only imagine how wrinkled his hands and feet must have been. Gross!
Monday, May 08, 2006
Friday, May 05, 2006
...But this whole news piece reminded me of when I met Ted Kennedy & his two large dogs in the elevator of the Biltmore Hotel in Providence. I was with my two best friends on Election Night in Rhode Island and it was a big night for the Democrats, who were all partying at that hotel. I think the only major seat they lost that night was for governor.. but who cares about that ; )
We had such a great time hopping from suite to suite and serving ourselves drinks from the bathtub (beer, not bathtub gin), and even found ourselves in a dance party in Matt Brown's room with the Young Democrats from Roger Williams. I can't believe that was almost 4 years ago now!!!
Thursday, May 04, 2006
As some of you know, my bessst best friend Valerie is stationed in Tonga for her Peace Corps Service. I was absolutely beside myself yesterday when I first got word that an 8.0 earthquake struck Tonga. And NOW there have been two more earthquakes, a 6.0 and 5.4.
I've been trying to get through to her cell phone, but can't get connected. I've read numerous articles about the situation and it doesn't appear that Tonga suffered too much damage, but I'd love to hear that from her nonetheless.
Here are some of the articles I came across:
New quake measuring 6.0 hits Tonga
Tonga fails to receive Tsunami alert
Tonga escapes quake damage
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Rhode Island is a peculiar little state. For those of us who have spent most of our lives here, it's much harder to see all of the little oddities that those outside of Rhode Island can't fathom. Take 'bubbler' for instance... yeah.. you drink out of it, so what. Then those outsiders go and try to claim that it's called a 'water fountain'. A water fountain?? Are you crazy, ducks swim in water fountains. There are other things, like our affection for Del's lemonade, Dunkin Donuts, and cabinets (like a milkshake but wayyy better!).
So where was I going with all of this? Ahhh yes. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the union. To those of you from Texas, hell even Connecticut, we are unfathomably small. It takes less than an hour to go from the top to the bottom. Being such a small state allows us to share in those interesting little idosynchrocies like pooling together to make fun of Cranston (or Craaaaaanston, rather). The fact that we are so small also brings up another thing. Wireless Internet for the WHOOOLE state. Yup. I came across this article yesterday on CNN.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Reuters) -- America's smallest state is seeking to become its first to offer a wireless broadband network from border to border.
Monday, May 01, 2006
Anyway, the moral of this story is..... ohhh the waterpark. The proposed 26 acre park is due before next summer (2007). Yaaaayy! I'm excited to see what big and bold waterpark NYC will turn out!
Check out the article: CNN.com
Friday, April 28, 2006
Alright, enough of the charade. Tom Cruise is a maniac. How did this happen?? I swear he was perfectly normal when MI: II came out! Ahh, I know what it is... Nicole must have kept him in line. You've got a lot of work ahead of you Katie Holmes. Get crackin'.
*And a word of caution to all you foreign language students out there- DO NOT rely on Babel Fish to write your papers -unless you know the language well enough to be able to tell when the translation comes back with something completely asinine. (Which it definitely will and your professor will know) Another tool that was very useful when I was writing my 20 page French term papers was the Spelling and Grammar checker in Microsoft Word. This was great for making sure accents were correct and that genders were matching... all of that fun stuff that comes naturally to the French.
Well I know that the semester is coming to an end now and those French papers and projects are approaching deadlines... if you need any help with them give me a shout! Honestly I miss writing them!! Sick- I know!
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
First of all, Tony Snow. So I'm logging into my mail at AOL today and I see the headline, "He's called Bush 'An embarrassment'... who hasn't. If you're going to go on that basis... well then I'm sure that even his own mother is out of the running.
Then there's Chernobyl. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the nuclear accident that resulted in radiation contamination that affected most of Europe. I didn't realize that this occurred in 1986, at that point I was too young to remember it happening(since I was only 4), but I was always under the impression that it happened in the 70's for some reason. Check out the wiki article if you'd like some more info.
In celebrity gossip today, US Weekly is claiming that Britney Spears is "100 percent pregnant again with her second child". Nooo say it ain't so!! Not another K-Fed spawn! You know, I was really hoping that we would see Britney get back on her feet, clean up, and start doing something productive again. Granted, I was never a huge Brit-Brit fan, but it's just sad to see her like this!
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
CNN Article: Gas up 25 cents in 2 weeks
Thursday, April 20, 2006
I Hate Cilantro
The Waiter Rule - for all you future CEO's
Overheard in New York - this one is pretty funny, here's a quick excerpt
Guy on cell: Uh huh, and that's why you have herpes, dude.
--Outside Gonzalez y Gonzalez
Teacher lady: Kids, kids...Quiet! Remember, no one else on this train likes children!
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Rhode Island will say goodbye to the old Jamestown Bridge today. Demolition of the old bridge is scheduled to occur between 10am and 2pm today and if you can't make it down to North Kingstown or Jamestown, you can check it out at Channel 10's website Turnto10.com
I'm on there as we speak (damn the resrictions of a 9 to 5 job!) and Governor Carceiri is having a press conference. Remarks about how scary it was to drive over the old bridge by politicians...etc, etc, what a feat it was to get funding to demolish this bridge etc. etc.
Whoaaa that was pretty cool. The whole center span dropped into the ocean. The old Jamestown Bridge has always been a part of my Rhode Island and now Narragansett Bay looks naked!
Monday, April 17, 2006
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
In the meantime check out Reality Blurred
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
I had my first Power Yoga sessions last night...whewww. For those of you unsure of what Power Yoga is, it's held in a 90F (hot hot) room and involves a 90 minute althletic full body yoga session. Needless to say I am a teeeensy bit sore today : )
I really like it though! I was definitely nervous to try it at first. My boyfriend and his parents started going and raved about it. They're all athletic runners though so I wasn't sure if I could keep up. The great thing about yoga is that you can take it at your own pace and no one is going to judge because they're all too busy sweating and twisting to take any notice at all in what you're doing : ) So try it!
Monday, April 10, 2006
Become a Republican
Friday, April 07, 2006
Sunday, April 02, 2006
Thursday, March 30, 2006
According to the Ben and Jerry's site, the top 10 flavors are:
- Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
- Chunky Monkey Ice Cream
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream
- Half Baked Ice Cream
- New York Super Fudge Chunk Ice Cream
- Phish Food Ice Cream
- Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
- Cherry Garcia Frozen Yogurt
- Coffee Heath Bar Crunch Ice Cream
RIP Bovinity Divinity... you will be missed
Monday, March 27, 2006
Friday, March 24, 2006
HBO is finalizing a deal for an unscripted comedy pilot described as "an attempt to capture the vivacity, sexuality and friendship of women in a big city under the banner of a reality show," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Read the article
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Monday, March 13, 2006
I have the perfect fix. Bring back our dear friend, John the Gardener and have him mow some lawns with no shirt on. It's easy. ; )
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Monday, March 06, 2006
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
After much anticipation (on my part and Matt's at least), the 17th season of the Real World started on MTV last night. Now, I've always been a fan of the Real World, but this one is more dear to my heart since 1. my dad lives down in the Florida Keys and 2. Matt and I actually ran into a few of the cast members when we were in Key West in November. My darling Matt even had an engaging conversation with one of the cast members on the merits of hot dogs on Duval St. When we were down there in Fat Tuesdays we noticed some suspicious looking cameramen and they ended up being the Real World camera crew. We then followed them to The Lazy Gecko where we learned that the two castmembers we saw were Janelle and Zach. Good times... maybe you'll see our blurry faces on MTV in the future : )
Meet the Cast
Monday, February 27, 2006
Did anyone catch Grey's last night? Cupcakes are so "in". (see post 2/20) Personally, I would probably pick the man who surprised me with a cupcake over the man on his deathbed who looks like the brother from Everybody Love Raymond... but that's why I'm not a doctor now isn't it. All I can do about last night's episode is shake my head... tsk tsk. First of all, Meredith...whyyy ohh whyy would you sleep with George. Ok, the writers made you do it, that really is the only thing that can explain that. Then there's the whole "I'm in love with a heart transplant patient" scheme so we're all lead to believe that Alex will pull the plug on the man in a fit of jealousy. We'll see about that won't we? Oyyy this is too much emotional garbage to leave me with Grey's... Usually all of that stuff is neatly wrapped up at the end of the episode and then trucked away. And don't even get me started on Desperate Housewives flaking out on me again.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Monday, February 20, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
The weather in the Northeast has gone too FAR. One minute it's a blizzard, then the 10 inches of snow that we got melts 2 days later due to 60 degree temperatures, and now, when I want to go skiing for the weekend it's raining and ridiculously windy, all of which will turn to ice tonight followed by temperatures in the teens and wind chills of -20 F. What!? Here's what it looks like for the weekend... looks like another ski weekend will have to be postponed. There better be good skiing into April this year. Argggggh
A strong arctic cold front will move through the northeast on Friday afternoon and evening. It will be a very fast moving front featuring high winds, a flash freeze, and rain showers changing to snow showers from NW to SE as the afternoon progresses. Travel to the Adirondack, Green and White Mountain resorts on Friday evening looks tricky as roadways freeze up and wind gusts of 50-60mph push high profile SUVs around.
Temperatures will fall from the 40Âs to the teens during a 6 hour period Friday afternoon, then to the single digits above zero by Saturday morning as winds continue to howl out of the NNW. Wind chills will be well below zero and the National Weather Service will likely issue wind chill advisories and warnings for Saturday. All skiers and riders should bring all the layers this weekend. Saturday daytime temperatures will be between 0 and 10 at ski resort bases in upstate NY, VT, NH, and ME while the summit daytime temperatures run 0 to -10F.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4698898666405139932 Thank you Dr. Smallbeard for sending that along.
Seriously. Check it out.
I couldn't believe that MySpace has 2.5 more clicks than Google! Haha.. then again I consider all the times I click on it all day at work. I guess it does make sense. Anyway, check me out on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/jem4415 no sexual predators though please, I won't fall for it.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Monday, February 13, 2006
So I've been participating in Google's Adsense program since September and I've made a whopping $9.13...that's almost $1.90 a month. Not exactly something I can retire off of yet! It's kind of cool to write a random blog entry and see what kind of ads I get out of it. For some reason though, I don't seem to be generating the famous high pay out keywords like anything to do with the word credit... or randomly enough, mesothelioma and asbestos (especially cancer and lawyers). How many people write sites dedicated to the cause? Now, don't get me wrong, I understand that mesothelioma is a serious topic. My step-father even died from this 2 years ago and it was a slow and painful disease. And if you're interested... feel free to click on the ad at the top (cross my fingers that I get it!) because the alleged pay out for that keyword is something like $80 a click!
Friday, February 10, 2006
Stowe is famous for its steeps and I'm a little bit nervous to go there with my daredevil boyfriend.
...On the other hand, I'm so excited to get up to the mountains again! I haven't been in 3 weeks and I feel like the season is slipping away.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Monday, February 06, 2006
After I've gone through my inbox of all the emails that weren't important enough to address while I was in Florida, I'm sitting at my desk kind of bored. After 10 days of sensory overload down in Wacky World, I think I'm now suffering from sensory deprival. Oh my god! I don't know what to do... I haven't seen Mickey Mouse's head in over 12 hours! Actually that's fine with me, in fact, I definitely preferred Sea World over the Disney establishments because there wasn't a Disney character in sight for at least 3 miles. Hahah I must admit though, my favorite part of Sea World is when people get splashed (especially when they're not expecting it) muahahaha
I already miss those damn ducks though... : ( tear.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Last night I got a call from Averitt that a few people from my team were meeting in the lobby in 10 minutes. I hurried to get ready and then discovered that the outing was to buy some thumb drives for presentations this week. We all piled into my boss's rental car and then sat in traffic forever while we creeped down I-Drive to Office Depot. After that we decided to find a place to eat. My boss gave us two options- "We can either drive down to Wacky World (I-Drive) or head downtown to Church St. Station." Now, if you've ever been to Orlando and have had the pleasure of driving the Strip (aka I-Drive) you'll notice that it goes from nicely landscaped convention center hotels to bizzaro strip malls and countless Bargain Worlds, oh and don't forget to throw in a couple of upside down buildings too.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Friday, January 13, 2006
Matt and I got into Lost pretty late in the game. At the moment, we're about halfway through Season 1 but it's SOOO tempting to start watching Season 2 on Wednesday nights. We've gotten ourselves into a tricky situation here due to the nature of the show..... Basically you miss one episode and you're totally, well, lost! Matt fell asleep during an episode the other night and now he feels on his own deserted island. (Almost like that)
So while the temptation to skip ahead is rearing it's ugly head, we know what we've got to do... keep plugging away with Season 1. And for the love of God don't ruin it for us!!!
Actually as I recall, Jen and I came up with a rather fitting slogan for New Jersey while driving through on a roadtrip to visit Val in DC.
"New Jersey, what is that smell?!?"
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Suspected bank robber dead after standoffnear Disney World.
Haaa! I bet Disney's publicist was painting her toenails Minnie Mouse red last night while watching CNN and upon coming across this story screamed "But we're the happiest place on earth god damn it! We don't have bank robberies!" At which point parents around the world deemed WDW an unfit destination for children and the Disney stock instantly plummeted.
All because of the word "near".... near set the whole Disney Empire into a tizzy. And in 2 weeks when I head to Orlando for a Sales Kick-Off I'm going to be paranoid of bank robbers the whole time I'm down there. Damnnnit!
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
(black and white taken at Attitash)
(...that's gonna leave a mark- oooof)
And finally, I'll leave you with another one of my favorites of the Hall Chairlift at Attitash with Mt. Washington (in New Hampshire's White Mountains) in the background. This lift was actually painted black this year so the pic is now dated. It still doesn't make up for the fact that the chair is dirt-old and breaks down! What??? Hahah still, I like it better than the Summit Triple that runs so slow I've aged 5 years by the time I get to the top.
(Chairlift at Attitash, Mt. Washington in background)
check it out!