Sunday, September 28, 2008


These are the shows I'm trying to keep up with this season:
  • Dexter- Just watched the season premiere. Am beyond excited to finally have Showtime!
  • Californication- I've only seen a couple from Season One, so I still need to watch those at a friend's, but this show is raunchy and awesome.
  • Fringe- Love Pacey and JJ Abrams. I'm already behind, though, as I haven't watched this week's episode.
  • The Hills- Duh!
  • Mad Men- I love this show, but I'm behind on it, too.
  • The Amazing Race- It's never been as good as when Rob and Amber competed.
  • 90210- Eh, it kinda sucks. I want to like it, but the girls on it are SO annoying. We'll see if I keep watching.
  • Gossip Girl- Chuck and Blair are the new Seth and Summer.
  • True Blood- But only if my TiVo gets smart enough to tape the repeats that come on when Dexter is not on.
  • America's Next Top Model- Especially now that stupid Isis is gone. Smile with your eyes.
  • Greys Anatomy- It was good the other night. I liked that military guy. He was fun.
There's no way I'll keep up with all of these shows. No way.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Get Gone

Not that I'm a regular visitor to the "I don't like" side, but here is a list of things I do not like:

  • Spring
  • Ugly Betty
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Early Wake Up Calls For Something Other Than A Road Trip
  • Rieslings
  • Soggy Bread
  • Olives
  • Sour Cream
  • Trucks/Hatchbacks/Station Wagons/Minivans
  • Janet Jackson
  • Centipedes
  • My Gas Light
  • Repeats In Symphonies
  • Shared Crossword Puzzles
  • Eyebrow Rings
  • Hillary Swank
  • Ukrops
  • Pastel Colors
  • Feminazis
  • Slip-On Sneakers
  • College Football
  • Womens Basketball/Golf
  • Political Commercials
  • 130am

Sunday, September 21, 2008


It's been a busy weekend...I mean past five days. I'm a rock star:

  • I went to happy hour with S from work on Wednesday and Serena and S's boyfriend also joined us. I had three beers (I think).
  • I was at happy hour for so long that I decided to hang out so I could go out with B after he was off of work.
  • Thursday was a day off for me and after sleeping in and hanging out at home, I went to finally see Batman with B. I liked it A LOT, of course. After the movie we went to Glory Days Holes where we had a really funny waiter- "READY!?" "MEDIUM!?" "CHECK!?"
  • Friday was typical for me where I worked 9-5:30 and then had a panic attack* about not being able to go home, but not being sure what I would be doing. It ended up being okay because B and I went to Fridays to make our plan of attack for the evening and it turned out to be pretty cray cray.
  • After hanging out at Fridays for awhile we went to Hard Times for a drink and then went to Auld Shabeen's to 'crash' a bachelor party someone had told us about. That turned out to be pretty insane because I was the only girl there with about six guys who were drinking a lot. And I had been drinking a lot. I was a lady, of course, but B did have to save me at the end of the evening. (And not from myself...ifyouknowwhatImean.)
  • Saturday was rrrrough as i was going on about two hours of sleep so I just came home after work and recharged.
  • Today I had planned on relaxing and watching the Redskins play, but I ended up having to go get a new tire put on my car. I was told I had risked it for long enough. Having to do car errands ranks high on my list of "Worst Things Ever" and today was no exception-I had to wait three hours!
  • I was okay for awhile...I really wanted to watch the game so i went to the closest place playing it that wasn't a residence: Applebeas.
  • Applebeas are weird. I am not a fan of them.
  • I am also not a fan of sitting at bars alone, but I did it. It helped that I think I looked kind of snobby**, so no one really bothered me....well, until I was about to pay and a man across the bar offered to buy me a drink. Sweet...and awkward...but I was glad I was already paying and could get out of there.
  • After that excitement, I headed north to meet up with B and J to go to a trial run for the new Blue Ridge Grill in Brambleton. Whoa was that good! We got two appetizers, entrees, two desserts, and three alcoholic drinks each...for free! I highly recommend that place. It was wicked good. We were stuffed when we left, though.
And that brings us to now...and I'm about to hit the hay!


*not really
**I was one of the few chicks there without frosted, feathered hair. No lie.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


The US Open is sort of like heaven for me. It's two weeks of amazing tennis that I can never get enough of. I watch like it's my job. In college, it practically was my job! This year was no different. I was in it from the start and with some key days off from work, I watched more tennis than is probably recommended.

Saturday night's final between the women was postponed a day because of the hurricane and, in effect, the men's final was pushed back a day, Monday. Yesterday.

I left work at 530pm, ready to take my time getting home and settled for what I thought would be a 9pm final between Andy Murray (my favorite) and Roger Federer (The favorite). Well, praise Allah for Brendan because he texted me with the information that the final was on THEN and he was taping it for me. OMG. Getting to his house was a blur and I got from work to in front of his TV in record time.

Oh, and his TV? High definition, baby. We took turns wiping the sweat from the players' brows. I've never seen a picture so crisp and even though we accidentally skipped about 8 games of the final, it was an awesome match! I, of course, turned it into a drinking game:

-when Roger Federer shakes his hair out of his face...drink!
-when someone double faults...drink!
-when someone challenges a call...drink!

Once my boy Andy went down 5-0 in the third set we changed the rules a little:

-whenever someone hits the ball...drink!
-whenever the crowd claps...drink!

I was sad that Murray didn't win, but he had a great run and I am just glad I didn't miss the final. Whew! Close call!


Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Ali and I rarely get sick and never have emergencies*. The last time she was in the ER was when she got pneumonia over 10 years ago and my last time was maybe 1990 when I was discharged because I didn't even need stitches. Other than that, I most recently was there with a friend and spent most of the time in the waiting room. So today, when Ali burned her hand at work and we headed off to the black hole that is "Urgent Care", we left thinking, "How does this work!?"

First of all, there is nothing urgent about Urgent Care facilities. We all know this. Today we spent about 40 minutes in the lobby of one while the receptionist called our work to ask about workman's comp procedures before we were told we had to go somewhere else. Excuse me, what? Drive to another Urgent Care place? Well, it turns out we were directed somewhere totally wack that only handles spinal injuries. This is where we were met by complete cunts who informed us that they were not an urgent care facility and did not take walk ins. Yes, thanks, bitch, but where is an urgent care place? At least offer the girl with a burned hand a cold compress! They also told us that to see anyone we would need an attorney, a claim number, and an adviser. Again, they're really taking the urgency out of our afternoon.

From here we decided to give up on finding a place our company approved of and headed to the Fairfax Inova ER...oh, but can it ever be that easy**? A woman in the parking lot stopped us, apologized for being nosy, and told us to contact her law firm because they deal with workman's comp cases and we should really get an attorney before we're screwed by "the man". OMG.

Fairfax Inova was awesome. Not only did they give Ali a cold compress in triage, but they expressed concern and sympathy for her pain. We told them our story and that they are our favorite, which I think made the guy making Ali's ID bracelet happy.

What I don't get about emergency rooms is that to me, an emergency involves blood, or broken bones, or babies coming too soon, or people with pains in their sides who think they have appendicitis, or something that absolutely can't wait until the next day for one's regular doctor. I was under the impression that emergency rooms were not for people with general aches and pains, or sore throats, or nausea, or even burns that aren't 3rd degree. Ali and I tried not to go to the ER until it got to the point that we had to go somewhere and it was our last option (especially since our regular doctor was an hour away and her hand was hurting like whoa).

We ended up waiting forever, as is expected. Ali was getting her vitals taken when some woman decided I looked nice and started talking to me. This woman was not allowed to go into the room with her brother (who was having pains in his side) because of her behavior, as the nurse told her. She also asked me what I thought of Barack Obama (who's name she wasn't sure of) and who "that other guy is" and what I think about him. I sort of hated this woman.

After playing a quick game of musical chairs, Ali and I were alone again to wait and be loud and inappropriate in the waiting room. Luckily, we didn't have any unwanted guests and were called in at about 545ish (?). The doctor was awesome, as was the RN, and they had us in and out of there in about 20 minutes after assuring Ali she was fine and would feel better in a few days. Poor boo! Taking care of the co-pay was something else we had no idea about. I guess it's uninsured people who end up owing a ton, but it just feels weird to see a doctor in an ER and then pay a co-pay like you just had a check up. But Ali's fine and she's all bandaged up and adorable, as usual. Thanks again to FX Inova!

So that's what I did this afternoon. You?


*Knock on wood.
**I sound so cynical and I'm not. Seriously.