Tuesday, September 13, 2005

since when is 14 minutes of talking a mixtape?

Troy's Mixtape Of Love is possibly the saddest thing i have ever heard (but in a funny way!) i couldn't listen to it past the first two minutes - it was just too painful. although i did skip ahead to see if the mix tape actually included any actual SONGS, and lo and behold! skip forward to about 6:20. you'll laugh your ass off!

Friday, September 9, 2005

want want want

ok, i know i already have an ipod, but that doesn't mean i can't obsess about getting an iPod nano! I have to o to SJ tomorrow, it will take every fiber of my being to keep me and my Visa card away from the Apple store.

Wednesday, September 7, 2005

way lighter than my old PDA!

PocketMod is a free, disposable personal organizer. You can even decide what you want on each page, and make it different every time you make one. i'm constantly using scratch paper to make lists and notes, then washing that scratch paper in the pockets of my pants, so as long as i can get in the habit of dropping this little thing in my purse, I'll be good to go! ;-)

Monday, September 5, 2005

Flashback: 1997

for lack of something better to do right now:
List the top 100 songs (go here) from the year you graduated high school. Bold the ones you actually like. Pick a favorite. Underline that favorite. And strikethrough the ones you loathe. Italicize the ones you consider to be guilty pleasures.

1. Candle In The Wind 1997, Elton John
2. Foolish Games / You Were Meant For Me, Jewel
3. I'll Be Missing You, Puff Daddy and Faith Evans
4. Un-Break My Heart, Toni Braxton
5. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down, Puff Daddy
6. I Believe I Can Fly, R. Kelly
7. Don't Let Go (Love), En Vogue
8. Return Of The Mack, Mark Morrison
9. How Do I Live, LeAnn Rimes
10. Wannabe, Spice Girls
11. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart), Backstreet Boys
12. MMMBop, Hanson
13. For You I Will, Monica
14. You Make Me Wanna..., Usher
15. Bitch, Meredith Brooks
16. Nobody Keith Sweat
17. Semi-Charmed Life, Third Eye Blind
18. Barely Breathing, Duncan Sheik
19. Hard To Say I'm Sorry, Az Yet Featuring Peter Cetera
20. Mo Money Mo Problems, Notorious B.I.G.
21. The Freshmen, Verve Pipe
22. I Want You, Savage Garden
23. No Diggity, BLACKstreet Featuring Dr. Dre
24. I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face), Rome
25. Hypnotize, Notorious B.I.G.
26. Every Time I Close My Eyes, Babyface
27. In My Bed, Dru Hill
28. Say You'll Be There, Spice Girls
29. Do You Know (What It Takes), Robyn
30. 4 Seasons Of Loneliness, Boyz II Men
31. G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T., Changing Faces
32. Honey, Mariah Carey
33. I Believe In You And Me, Whitney Houston
34. Da' Dip, Freaknasty
35. 2 Become 1, Spice Girls
36. All For You, Sister Hazel
37. Cupid, 112
38. Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?, Paula Cole
39. Sunny Came Home, Shawn Colvin
40. It's Your Love, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
41. Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit, Gina G
42. Mouth, Merril Bainbridge
43. All Cried Out, Allure Featuring 112
44. I'm Still In Love With You, New Edition
45. Invisible Man, 98 Degrees
46. Not Tonight, Lil' Kim
47. Look Into My Eyes, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
48. Get It Together, 702
49. All By Myself, Celine Dion
50. It's All Coming Back To Me Now, Celine Dion
51. My Love Is The Shhh!, Somethin' For The People
52. Where Do You Go, No Mercy
53. I Finally Found Someon, Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams
54. I'll Be, Foxy Brown Featuring Jay-Z
55. If It Makes You Happy , Sheryl Crow
56. Never Make A Promise, Dru Hill
57. When You Love A Woman, Journey
58. Up Jumps Da Boogie, Magoo And Timbaland
59. I Don't Want To / I Love Me Some Him, Toni Braxton
60. Everyday Is A Winding Road, Sheryl Crow
61. Cold Rock A Party, Mc Lyte
62. Pony, Ginuwine
63. Building A Mystery, Sarah McLachlan
64. I Love You Always Forever, Donna Lewis
65. Your Woman, White Town
66. C U When U Get There, Coolio
67. Change The World, Eric Clapton
68. My Baby Daddy, B-Rock and The Bizz
69. Tubthumping, Chumbawamba
70. Gotham City, R. Kelly
71. Last Night, Az Yet
72. ESPN Presents The Jock Jam, Various Artists
73. Big Daddy, Heavy D
74. What About Us, Total
75. Smile, Scarface
76. What's On Tonight, Montell Jordan
77. Secret Garden, Bruce Springsteen
78. The One I Gave My Heart, w Aaliyah
79. Fly Like An Eagle, Seal
80. No Time, Lil' Kim
81. Naked Eye, Luscious Jackson
82. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix), Los Del Rio
83. On and On, Erykah Badu
84. Don't Wanna Be A Player, Joe
85. I Shot The Sheriff, Warren G
86. You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time), Brian McKnight Featuring Mase
87. Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Madonna
88. Someone, SWV
89. Go The Distance, Michael Bolton
90. One More Time, Real McCoy
91. Butta Love, Next
92. Coco Jamboo, Mr. President
93. Twisted, Keith Sweat
94. Barbie Girl, Aqua
95. When You're Gone / Free To Decide, Cranberries
96. Let Me Clear My Throat, DJ Kool
97. I Like It, Blackout Allstars
98. You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow, Toni Braxton
99. You Must Love Me, Madonna
100. Let It Go, Ray J

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

We Wants the Redhead!

i am currently geeking out COMPLETELY over 1313 South Harbor Blvd. It's got TONS and TONS of audio from Disneyland, including full ride soundtracks, instrumentals, and weird old stuff that was gone long before i ever went for the first time in the 80's (i was 3!). I heard about this site months ago, but it's been down for ages (no bandwith, bummer). but today it reappeared, so i'm downloading like a fiend.

So if you're a disneyland enthusiast like I am, get over there now and start right-clicking - who knows when the site will go down again!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

bad day

i realized last night that when transferring my files to my new computer, i neglected to back up my fonts folder. so YEARS worth of fonts (i had more than 500) are all gone. like, POOF. luckily my massive collection was limited to free fonts, so i didn't lose money per se, but DMAN, am i pissed. now i'm scouring free fonts sites to try to get back the ones i actually remember the names of.

then i had an excruciatingly lame/ boring day at work, and found out my boss, who i *adore*, is leaving. then i had to go fill up my gas tank (UGH), but still came home with plans to be productive. i start making dinner (chicken and mushroom quesedilla, yum) and proceed to slice my finger open. LOVELY.

i think i'll crawl into bed now.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005


i am breaking the cardinal rule and blogging from work. although it is a bit amazing that i am blogging at all.

i realized that i have done this thing i swore i'd never do, and that's dissappear without an explanation. i've been HELLA busy, and to be completely honest i had sortof lost interest in the whole blogging thing. also, i am a bit of a hermit and when i get busy/social i don't take the time to write things down.

but in the past few days i've been missing the whole blogging thing so i'll give it one more shot. and i promise that if i plan to dissapear again i will give proper notice. ;-)

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

I am running out of titles.

I just watched love actually, which is possibly the cutest movie i've ever seen. although i do with things had worked out differently for laura linney.

i finished the new photoblog. all three of you who read this should go check it out. i know there are only 4 photos up, but give it time! at one a day it will get full pretty quick. i've been seriously considering ditching the written blog and moving entirely to a photoblog. then again, i've only been completely obsessed with the photoblog for a few weeks now, i should give it some time and see if i stay obsessed. also i should wait and see if i can keep getting interesting photos. there are only so many shots i can take along my day to day travels. maybe it will force me to stop being such a hermit and get out more. then again, i might go out more if it EVER STOPPED RAINING. oh my god, so much rain, i can't take it anymore!

on a random note, can anyone suggest some cool things to see in vegas? I'm headed there for a weekend next month and would like to try to get some intersting (non-casino) photos.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

pinch me, please

i was attacked by the carpet cleaning machine and have only recently recovered!!

ok, that's a bit of exaggeration, but i have been really busy. the carpet cleaning really was long and involved, and i think i will be sucking the cleaning powder out of the carpet for the rest of my life. but the carpet looks FANTASTIC. i also 'inherited' two bookshelves for my living room and a corner shelf for my bedroom. this is good because the shelves i have are overflowing. hopefully i can get my stuff moved in to them sometime in the next hundred years. ;-)

i've been spending most of my time this week working on a redesign of the photoblog. I decided to start all over... i think i'm going to move to the 'one shot a day' format. I really like the idea of trying to come up with something every day.. it will be a big challenge because i mostly spend my life in 4 places (home, work, youth group and mom&dad's house). I will be re-evaluating the stuff I already have and re-posting a lot of it eventually. but the photoalbum style was not really what i wanted in the first place and the challenge of getting a whole series up at once and in a timely fashion was a PAIN IN THE ASS.

the actual design is that thing that is causing me the most greif, though. it's interesting, because i used to be very proud of my design skills, but now i would much rather paste in a cool looking template. I can't bring myself to go back to tables but CSS is confusing and i just can't seem to grasp it. but i think i did come up with something that isn't a direct ripoff of anything, although it is going into the very popular grey background thing. whatever, i was sick of the white background and i like that way the colors look on the grey.

so anyway, new photoblog tomorrow or saturday, i think. i can't wait! ;-)

Wednesday, March 2, 2005


i have been slacking on the blog thing. but now i am slacking on the moving-stuff-so-i-can-clean-the-carpets thing so i can end the slacking on the blog thing. phew!!

i was really really happy to get back from boston. not becasue i didn't like boston, because i totally did. but becasue i wanted AWAY FROM THE COLD. i mean, really, how can people tolerate it? :-) but good times were had by all and i'm hoping to go back in spring of '06 so i can actually go to boston commons and enjoy being outside.

i think one of the worst things about the cold was how hard it was to take pictures. it was hard to push the little buttons with my gloves on, so the gloves had to be taken off, and most of the time the photo i wanted was just not worth it at all. so i didn't take nearly as many photos as i thought i would. but i go some good shots, and i'm hoping to get them up on the photoblog soon.

i've been revampig the photoblog, increasing the size of the images so people can actually see what's on them. and i've been formatting photos since august and then not posting them, so i have a ridiculous number to back post. i've been slowly making progress. 3-4 a day until i'm caught up doesn't seem like much but it's SO HARD.

yesterday was a weird one - left work after an hour due to a terrible migraine and slept from 9:45 until nearly 4 pm. it totally threw off my internal clock, but i would rather have insomnia than a migraine any day. then i found out that Alex is gettting married (congrats!!) people keep asking me if i'm ok. I'M OK. really, we dated more than 10 years ago, if i wasn't ok i think there would be something wrong with me. all i know is that i'd better get an invite, if only for all the relationship advice i gave him in college. ;-)

I just got a new CD in the mail from England yesterday - Bell X1. (it was only $16 to order ii from the UK, where amazon US wanted $34 plus shipping! as if!) anyway, the CD is FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC. you all should order it from the UK. or buy it if it's ever released here. because it is great (link to your right!!). other new cd's are all on the right as well. it was a good month for music.

Monday, February 21, 2005

the white and fluffy stuff.

I woke up this morning to a winter wonderland. SNOW! everywhere!! something i will never see on christmas morning. of course I was geeking out in the living room, since i ahve never really seen it snow like this. of course, walking around boston in the snow is not the most pleasant idea, so we went to the mall! we also watched La Traviata, but i fell asleep at the end. it was a very pretty movie, though. ;-)

the past 4 days have flown by... Donna's recital, walking around Boston, dinner with Donna's Family, yummy Sunday Brunch, shopping on Newberry St., and now snow!! and tomorrow i'm hanging out with Davy. Boston is so so so pretty... but very cold. very, VERY cold. which makes it hard to take photos, because it means i have to take off my gloves, which is rather unpleasant. I hope that maybe next year i can come back in the spring when it is warmer, and do more walking around. i keep coming back east in the winter when it is too cold to walk around!

I really like Boston, but i definetly am looking forward to going home to warmness. WARMNESS! i'm just hoping it stops snowing so i cna enjoy my last day here, and so there are no problems with my flight on wednesday.

So right now I'm sitting in Donna's aprtment in Boston, listening to music and trying to decide what to eat for dinner. everyone in the house has gone to opera rehearsal and i decided to stay here. since i will probably be walking around outside a lot tomorrow, i wanted to stay in tonight, and relax. i think i'm going to watch a bunch of Aqua Teen Hunger Force and eat leftovers. mmm. ;-)

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

I hate valentines day.

i know it's the day after. what can i say? i'm different.

ahem... and now, the best valentine's card i have ever received.

"I hate Valentine's Day.
I hate not being able to find the right card to send.
I hate finding the right card to send because they might not have gotten me one and then I'll feel like such a fool.
I hate wondering whether or not I should give a gift, and if I do give a gift, how extravagant it should be.
I hat not getting a gift on Valentine's Day, especially if I've given somebody else one.

I hate Valentine's Day.
I hate not going out to dinner on Valentine's Day.
I hate going out to dinner on Valentine's Day, because everyplace romantic has been booked solid for the last three weeks, and if you do by some miracle happen to get in, it's disgustingly crowded and noisy and about as romantic as gym class in high school.

I hate Valentine's Day.
I hate thinking about all the flowers that give thier lives just so someone at the office can look really popular.
I hate it that there's some kid in a classroom somewhere who didn't get any valentines becasue he or she's not popular. I hate it when I don't get any valentines.

I hate Valentine's Day.
I mean it. I hate it, hate it, hate it!

But you I love.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

a bit embarrassing, if you ask me.

i used to be a bit of an awards show junkie, but if the past year or two, i've sortof given them up - they're so contrived and i really just want to know who wins. i have no problem going to yahoo the morning after and reading the list of winners.

but last night, i watched the end of the grammys simply becasue there was nothing else on. it was cool, i saw john mayer perform and saw him win for daughters, which i love love love. it's such a great song.

but that whole singalong of across the universe? what a freeking train wreck!! like, people were singing the wrong lyrics. and it had that bad campfire feeling. i mean, that echoing thing? NOT OK. it certainly did not sound like a bunch of people who do music for a living.

don't get me wrong, i think the whole concept was very noble, very we are the world. but my ears would have been happier if they had maybe passed the hat and said, "hey, we know that we're richer than most people, so we pulled out our wallets and collectively gave X number of dollars. if you want to donate too, please do so."

i mean, really! they're handing out gold statues while dressed in designer gowns and they want me to go buy a poorly rehearsed song? something about it just annoys me.

p.s. has anyone else actually heard that ray charles cd that won album of the year? honestly, i think it is way overrated and it has insane pitch problems... i think green day should have won instead.

you can call me miss messy.

so, my house is messy. i know the problem is that i have too much stuff, and i'm trying to remedy that, but it SO HARD to throw things away. or give them away. SO HARD. but i am making progress. i stayed at home all weekend and cleaned. well, cleaned and watched a bunch of TV and read a book, but i did actually get things done.

like my laundry room is all clean! all the towels are off the floor and currently drying. and they will NOT end up back on the floor! i can see the floor in my bedroom. like, the whole floor. there is still a pile of stuff on my bed that needs to find a home, but it is NOT ON THE FLOOR. i moved my bedside table and chair and vaccuumed the whole room. i put all my shoes in the shoe boxes (actually apple boxes filled with shoes, but it works) and i can actually close the curtains over the closet (no closet doors).

it's nice. i like not having clutter all over everything. i'm hoping i can keep doing a little at a time and keep getting rid of things. but now i have to go tackle my dining room table and start packing for the tip to boston. i leave in 4 days! ack!

Monday, February 7, 2005

doing the geek dance

i am dancing all over my office right now because i JUST PUT SKINS ON MY SITE. this is something i never thought i'd be able to figure out, let alone get to work.

this is very exciting for me.

please leave a comment if you come across anything broken.


(thanks to trinity, who inadvertantly directed me to the awesome ALA php stylswitcher!)

clinique-ly insane

could not resist the ridicuolusly stupid play on words. HA.

phew! busy day! half the office was out today for various reasons so everyone else had to work 3 times harder. of course this meant i was on my feet more than usual, and DAMN, my legs are sore.

so as a little treat to myself after work i stopped at macys to spend my ancient gift cards. i figured with 25 bucks i could get a cute clearance purse or something. clearance purses, yes, cute no. pass on the purses. i supressed the urge t buy earrings (i don't wear them but i love them) and the idea of buying clearance boots was ruined by the fact that even on clearance they were all still over $50!

so i cruised over to the clinique counter and was asking about their 3 step system. i got ddmg for christmas and i love it, so i figured i'd try out the rest of the system. and i got the cleanser and the clarifying lotion and i even had 13 cents left on my gift card. whee!

i'm really hoping that i can get in the habit of using this stuff because i'm really sick of having freaked-out skin. but the good thing is that if i really don't like it i can take it back and either try different levels of the stuff, or return it altogether.

so it was a good shopping day, but i get home and i have way too much to do to get ready for my trip next week, and my internet is running slow. so it's time for me to be productive!

Saturday, February 5, 2005

you stole my story!

I've had two of my netflix movies for EVER, so I vowed this weekend to watch both of them and get them back in the mail. Today I watched The Secret Window, which was not so great. I love John Tuturro and Johnny Depp, and they were both good, but the movie was way too predictable. I'd be curious to read the book, though, i really like Stephen King and his books are usually much better than the movies they spawn. Tomorrow I'm going to watch Memento, which I have had since NOVEMBER. Terrible, I know.
Today I tried to install the Netflix Suite plugins on my site, but I can't get it to work at all. It doesn't even show up in my list of plugins. grrrr. Trinity - which plugin do you use? Any thoughts? I could use all the help I can get!

Friday, February 4, 2005

is there anybody out there?

so, after a long winter, i'm finally starting to feel up to writing again. i know it's technically still winter, but when i get out of work, it's still light out, and we've been having great weather, so for me, spring is coming!!

things have been good!
work is good - found out today that everyone in the office is getting a merit increase. hello raise! i've been waiting for you!!

holidays were good - had my annual holiday party which was a smash, and spent chrstmas with the fam at the beach, as usual. got a new camera, which is very exciting.

new year's was goooood - spent the evening in SF eating ridics food and having way too much fun with my friends. stayed up until almost 6am and crammed 7 people into a tiny hotel room!

birthday was good - 26 is the new 25, y'all! went to SF again, this time with Danny and Donna, and had fun eating REALLY good food at Asia SF. i even met up with Tracy, who i have not seen since HIGH SCHOOL. it was awesome.

and now it's february, and i am getting ready for a trip to boston to visit Donna and see the sights. hopefully the weather will not be too lame - i'm not so good with the cold and trying to see boston while it's dumping snow will not be fun! but i'm really looking forward to the trip since i've never been there before.

but before i leave i have to get an entire corner of my bedroom cleared so my dad can hang a shelf while i'm gone. so we all know what i'll be doing this weekend!! hah.