Monday, July 29, 2002


i've archived my blogathon entries here.

Thursday, July 25, 2002

good day!

today was a good day, and that's not just because i'm eating a bowl of haagen-dazs right now (although that doesn't hurt!) .

my friend liz invited me out to her house to pick blackberries, so i hopped on highway 1 right at rush hour, and drove the 20 miles out to corralitos. i'd never been to her house before, so imagine my surprise when i discovered she lived literally in the middle of nowhere! her house is cute, though, and they have a big garden where she grows all kinds of great stuff. i actually pulled a carrot right out of the ground, washed it of, and ate it. it was possibly the best carrot i've ever had! she also has beehives, grapevines, and of course, blackberries! i picked a few handfuls, and came home with those, four giant zucchinis, and a bunch of stuff from a local fruit stand... they had broccoli for 79 cents! can't beat that. on the way home i stopped at the glaum egg ranch and got some eggs from the singing vending machine. yes, a singing vending machine... you put in $2, and you get 21 fresh eggs, and the vending machine plays this hysterical song, of chickens clucking along to a big-band standard. i'll never use all 21 eggs, but for $2, i can't resist.

i think i'm almost ready for the blog-a-thon, too! i've decided to do a theme day... i'll be focusing on mixes, posting a different mix with cover art every two hours, for a total of 13 mixes! i'll also post tips and strategies for good mix-making, as well as any random stuff i think of.

and because i'm a geek and can't resist cool geeky things, you can now listen to my blog over the phone, thanks to the tutorial over at just call 1-800-555-TELL, say extentions, and enter 11479. you'll hear the five most recent entries read to you. spiffy, huh?

Monday, July 22, 2002

unemployment sucks

i never realized being unemployed was so boring! plus, i am getting so sick of job hunting. i mean, there's only so much you can do every day when it comes to looking for a job, and the job market here in santa cruz is awful. i've got a few callbacks to make tomorrow, and i'm going to go register at another temp agency that i just discovered. i'm just hoping i find something soon... i hate being broke. i have been using a bit of my time to help donna install movable type for her new blog. her site isn't live yet, and we're still working out some weird kinks, but it's fun!

tonight was jean's birthday, so i went down to her house, and i got to see a bunch of people i haven't seen in a while! there was lots of talk about shakespeare santa cruz... just about everyone there has seen some of the shows already, or is planning to see them soon. the only one i really want to see is the seagull, but even the cheapest shows are $18, and of course, being unemployed, i don't have $18. i'm going to try and get in for free... i know a lot of people working up there, and i may be able to sweet-talk my way in. i just can't believe that working my ass off for ssc for almost 5 months entitles me to nothing... as far as i'm concerned, the pre-season work is harder than the stuff that goes on during the actual season. oh well... that's university bureaucracy for you. and i'm really looking forward to the blogathon... four more days!

Monday, July 15, 2002


so, after a bit of thought, i've decided to participate in this year's blogathon... like a walk-a-thon, but not quite. starting at 6 am on saturday july 27, i'll be posting at least once every half hour for 24 hours, to raise money for charity!

my sister said, "so basically, instead of getting sponsors and walking around a school track, you'll get sponsors and sit in front of your computer all day?" yeah, that's about it. but i love the idea of taking something i am doing already (hooray for dsl and unemployment) and using it to help others. plus it'll be fun for you to see my sleep deprived ramblings. ;-) it should be interesting to say the least!

one of the great things is that each participant can choose the charity they'd like to raise money for... i've chosen to blog for VH1's Save The Music Foundation, which raises money to help revive music programs in public schools. i chose them because music has always been a huge part of my life, and i think my exposure to music in school had a big impact on who i am today. i'm really dissapointed that schools are being forced to cut back on music and arts education, and i'm proud to support an organization that helps to ensure that music education is available to children in public schools!

if you'd like to sponsor me in this event (i need 3 sponsors by saturday the 20th to participate) you can do so here. you can donate as much or as little as you like, and once the blogathon is over you'll send your donation directly to the Save The Music Foundation. if you sponsor, not only will you get my never-ending gratitude and your name/link in a special spot on my page, but you'll get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you've helped bring the joy of music to a kid!

if you have questions, comments, or words of support ;-) , leave a comment or drop me an e-mail... i'll be happy to answer any questions you have, or at least direct you to someone who knows the answers!

thanks, and i hope to see you all on the 27th! (well, not actually see you, but you know what i mean... )

Saturday, July 13, 2002

memes are fun.

memes are fun.

Google! DayPop! This is my blogchalk: English, United States, California, Santa Cruz, Dramabug, Female, 21-25!

and because i can't resist anything powerpuff... i'm blossom!

Thursday, July 11, 2002


so, there is really, honestly, truly, nothing going on. it's really hot, and job hunting still sucks frozen hose water.

i'm glad to be back in santa cruz, and i can tell you, i don't plan on using my suitcases again this summer. i love going to cool places and doing cool things, but i hate hate hate living out of a suitcase.

the gathering was a blast, but there is one thing that just boggles my mind... there was lots of good music, and everyone was... clapping along with everything. *shudders* i'm a firm believer that clapping during music events should be done sparingly if not at all... of course, unless the band asks the audience to clap along. here's an example... at the last session, salvador was playing... they're from texas, they've got a very latin sound, very upbeat, good music, cute lead singer. me and two of the girls ran down to the floor so we could be closer, and i'm looking forward to dancing my tush off, and everyone stands there clapping. during every song. oh well, at least everyone had rythym. ;-)

Friday, July 5, 2002

western states!

hello from the wsyg! i'm having a great time... our youth group is helping to staff the event as well as attending it, so we're working security, which is a blast. i'm staying at a classy hotel, walking all over downtown san jose, seeing great speakers and hearing good music. however, it's really hot, i ran out of money, i can't find a washington mutual, and i just broke the antenna off my new cell phone! grrrr. otherwise, i'm having fun. i'm going to a workshop later today about the simpsons and religion... should be interesting, to say the least.

on an unrelated note, i hate job hunting. i did one interveiw, have one scheduled, plus i applied for my dream job! i'm hoping at least one of them will come through, becasue, like i said, i hate job hunting. while sifting through the classified i saw an ad for a position at a company i temped at last summer... good thing, too because now i know not to apply there. ;-) anyway, if anyone knows of available jobs in santa cruz, be sure and let me know... i could use all the help i can get!