Friday, January 30, 2004


so, no new phone for me.

apparently, you can only use the promotions that are offered by verizon every two years, but they say you can do it up to two months before your contract is up, because people get antsy and want their new phones.

apparently, i don't hit that mark until TWELVE DAYS FROM NOW. by then the rebate on the phone i want will be gone. i might have to pay full price, or look for another phone that might not have the features i want. in my opinion, this is a GIANT LOAD OF CRAP.

i console myself by thinking about how two weeks from now i will be carousing with my best buddies in LA, eating sushi, sightseeing and getting my picture taken with mickey. ;-)

Thursday, January 29, 2004

i love new toys!

i am so excited... if all goes well, tomorrow i will be the proud owner of a shiny new LG VX6000 camera phone!!

i'm really more excited about the other features on the phone, the camera is just an extra goodie... i am glad to finally have an alarm (my last phone didn't have one... so annoying) and it's got the kind of phone book where you can have one name with a bunch of numbers and e-mails attached. my current phone just lists everything... like, D's house, D's Cell, D's e-mail, D's # in boston, etc. Hate that.

I think this is the same phone that one of my friends has, and hers has this neat thing where you can take a pic of someone and it comes up when that person calls you. that's pretty cool, too! ;-)

i'm so funny, i have this obsession with new, cool tech toys. I need tons more money to keep up this habit... anyone want to give me some ? ;-)

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

mp3 player for sale

I am thinking about selling my 20 gig RCA LYRA mp3 player. it's one year old, in great condition (a few scratches on the outside, but that's it), and has all original accesories in the box. i can be used for mp3's OR files, and supports mp3PRO, a way of encoding files at good quality in half the size. great if you're thinking about digitizing your music collection, since you can get twice as many songs for the same space!

I purchased this 1 year ago for $250. I'm selling it for $150 and i'll even pay shipping! it's got close to 10 gigs of music on it, or i can erase it all, whatever you want. ;-)

I really don't want to use ebay or craigslist, so i'm posting here first. if you are interesed, or know someone who might be, leave a comment!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2004


someone sent me the link to today... basically , you mark whether you oppose or favor certain issues, and it compares your answers to the presidential candidates and ranks the candidates according to your answers!

here's what i got.

1 Kucinich Score: 100%
2 Sharpton Score: 92%
3 Kerry Score: 92%
4 Dean Score: 85%
5 Clark Score: 83%
6 Edwards Score: 78%
7 Lieberman Score: 69%

Friday, January 23, 2004


i am working on a project and i need 5 people to help me out. it requires less than 5 minutes of time, and all you really have to do is fill out a form. you do not have to give me more than your e-mail address, and you actually get something out of the deal - especially if you like to take digital photos!

if you can help me out, leave a comment with your e-mail (1/24: had mine up one day and i'm already getting spam! WTF!) and i will give you more details.

thanks in advance!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

sleep is my favorite thing.

i just woke up. it's 10 to 1 in the afternoon. it's officialy the start of a great day!!!

a great day is defined, of course, by whether or not i had to wake up to an alarm clock. i hate alarm clocks, i think they are evil, and i'd like to throw mine out the window. i'm all for sleeping untl i wake up on my own, which is one of the greatest feelings. when i do, i usually sleep 10 hours. ten hours!!! i'm 25 and i still need 10 hours of sleep to feel rested! this annoys me because there is so much to do every day and i almost never get 10 hours of sleep which means i'm tired a lot. but not today!!!!!!

today i am 25 and one week. my birthday was great. first i went to work, which is normally not a good thing to do on your birthday, but i needed hours really bad so it was actually a good thing! then i drove to san jose, where me, my mom and my friend debbie went to e&o for dinner. if you live in the bay area, you really should go there... the food is great and the corn fritters are to die for! then, after a little snarl up with dessert (long story short, no dessert at all) we went over to the center for performing arts where we saw Dreamgirls starring FRENCHIE DAVIS!!!!!

oh. my. god. she was amazing. this is the first time i've really ever heard her sing for longer than a soundbyte and she is even more amazing than i thought she'd be. i read in the paper that she got a record deal, and i can't wait to go buy it! i'll buy two!! she is seriously awesome. ;-)

and back to today... i have a nice list of stuff to do and i'm gonna get started... and i WILL NOT get sucked into my tivo. ;-) HA. fat chance. but at least i can fold towels at the same time!!

Saturday, January 10, 2004

if only...

i got an e-mail yesterday, for a contest to win tickets to see john mayer at a taping of the ryan seacrest show.

in LA.

on my birthday.

they just said to send an e-mail with a few sentences on why you should be chosen... i totally would have gotten those tickets. but i won't be in LA for my birthday. and I thought that i would never be able to get there in time because i had to work the day before. but i don't. so i could have gone. and the contest is CLOSED now.

whatever, not like i have the money to go to LA anyway.

but i would have totally won those tickets, so that makes me feel a little better. ;-)

Wednesday, January 7, 2004

web design is haaard

since my last few web designs have all been modifications of the same, boring template, i had forgotten how hard making a new design from scratch is!!

i'm working on a project for a friend, and while i have the basic designs down, i'm trying to make the layouts skinnable and that is waaay hard. plus every time i try to format my text, the css goes all wonky.


whatever, it's a challenge, and my poor atrophied brain could use a little bit of a challenge! BRING IT ON, CSS! I CAN TAKE YOU!


Monday, January 5, 2004

new year, baby

aaah, 2004. you know you're getting older when you can actually remember how you spent new year's eve ten years ago (at a party at deanna's house, sans boyfriend, who was in tahoe and who called at midnight.) scary.

this year new year's was a four day event of sorts... we rang in 2004 in grand, santa cruz style, dancing at the blue lagoon. it was great - good music, cheap, and not too crowded! everyone got kisses at midnight, and eventually we made it back to my house where a few more folks joined us and everyone just talked and ate and drank until we all dropped ourselves into beds and couches around 4 am.

new year's day we had breakfast (at 2pm) at the santa cruz diner. we all agree that they have the best hashbrowns ever. when we got back to my house we realized how bad it smelled (i think the whiskey jeff brought had something to do with that) so we opened the windows and cleaned everything up. later that night a few of us met at the mercado and saw mona lisa smile. on friday we played cranium, ate obscene amounts of pizza and watched pirates. saturday i did a little shopping, had luch at miyake's with d and d (d squared) and then went to work. (and now it's monday and i feel like i'm still recovering.)

the only problem i have with the new year is that everyone makes such a big deal about it being a new start, when it really isn't. i always hype myself up about all the changes i'm going to make in the new year, and i only dissapoint myself when i can't (or just don't feel like) making those changes. that doesn't mean that i'm not going to make 'resolutions' this year... i am, i'm just going to go about it differently this time. i bought myself a notebook, and each month i'm going to pick one small goal for myself. the point will be to build one good habit each month and then maintain them. if i can make at least two good habits i'll feel like i actually accomplished something. ;-)

Thursday, January 1, 2004

so this is the new year....

so this is the new year,
and i don't feel any different.
the clanking of crystal
explosions off in the distance (in the distance).

so this is the new year
and I have no resolutions
for self assigned penance
for problems with easy solutions

so everybody put your best suit or dress on
let's make believe that we are wealthy for just this once
lighting firecrackers off on the front lawn
as thirty dialogues bleed into one

i wish the world was flat like the old days
then i could travel just by folding a map
no more airplanes, or speedtrains, or freeways
there'd be no distance that can hold us back.

there'd be no distance that could hold us back.

so this is the new year....

-death cab for cutie