Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Slacker!

I've definitely been slacking on these posts lately. It's been busy with graduation parties and getting Matt ready to ship off to New Zealand on June 1st. The grad parties are over now so it's time to pack, clean, ship Geekos off, etc.... Anyway...

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

Weekend Update

These posts have been slacking off for the past week due to the graduation season. And boyyy was it a long weekend of graduation festivities. First up was my sister, who graduated from Endicott College in Beverly, Mass on Saturday with a BS in Interior Desgin and then Matt who graduated from Univ. of Rhode Island with a BS in Computer Science on Sunday. I think my most prominent souvenir from this weekend of graduations is the blazing sunburn on my face and neck from a severe lack of sunscreen. Ohh my owwww.

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

Through the wall

SSlice19: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/09/business/09barbie.html?ex=1297141200&en=953156d2ca91e7cf&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
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?
[side convo]
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: haah
SSlice19: I really must go to bed now though
SSlice19: good night M
jem4415: goodnight J

Season finale season

***Grey's Anatomy Spoiler Alert*** if you haven't caught up on TiVo yet, stop right here!


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

More Rhode Island'isms

I got this from a Myspace bulletin from my dear friend Aubrey, a former RI'er now living in San Diego. But I will tell you all right now- I've never had a boyfriend named Vinnie (and I don't ever plan on it)

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.

What do you have to prove David Blaine?

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

Isn't it ironic...

Irony is when you get a great parking spot up front at work.... but then walk all the way to the back of the parking lot because you forgot where you parked. Dohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Kennedy's Gone Wild

I saw today in the news that Patrick Kennedy (I didn't vote for him! Thank God I'm in the only other district in Rhode Island) got himself into a little fender bender the other night, claiming that he was under the influence of Ambien and some other medication for tummy troubles. You know I have heard stories of people doing some pretty whacky things on Ambien, like sleepwalk-binge eating whole bags of cookies, so I'm not going to totally discredit his story.

...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

More quakes rattle Tonga


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

Matt's new baby

I didn't want to play mini-golf this past Saturday so Matt and I ended up going to PetSmart instead... and left with a baby bearded dragon. I never thought I'd say this... but he's cute, isn't he?

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

RI WiFi?


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

Fun in the Sun... on Randalls Island

I came across an article on CNN that New York City was going to be home to a waterpark... A waterpark huh? Where in the world would one put a waterpark in NYC? Randalls Island of course! My beloved and I spent a long and dusty day on Randalls last summer when we went to a Dave Matthews Band concert on the island. It's an event that we affectionately remember as the Dust Bowl 2005 because by the time we left to make the trek back to Hoboken we were absolutely covered in dust from head to toe. Covered. It was up my nose, in my eyes, my hair. Everywhere.

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

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