Saturday, December 05, 2009

I've Never Understood

The following is a list of things I don't understand. It is not a definitive list.

Things I Do Not Understand:

1. Not Owning A Lot Of Clothes.

The other day for an outfit I was wearing I needed a long black shirt with long sleeves. A few days later I needed a black t-shirt that was not too long. Later on in the week I wanted to wear a black tank top under my sweater. That's three different black shirts I needed in one week. Multiply that by other colors and other items of clothes and that equals a lot. So I own a lot of can you not!?

2. Waking Up At The Same Time Every Day

They always recommend that people should wake up at the same time every day in order to get into a rhythm, which is supposed to make a person less tired all of the time. How is this possible unless you're a loser? On Mondays and Tuesdays I have to get up at 530am. Do you really think I want to inflict such pain on myself later on in the week? If I did that on some weekend mornings I wouldn't be getting any sleep! As another example, my dad gets up at 4am for work. If he got up at 4am on the weekends I think his body would revolt.

3. Karoake

On Wednesday I embarrassed myself by attempting to sing "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey at karaoke. Now, I know I can't sing, but I do know that song and sing it all of the time. But why do I only get the words up on the screen while I sing? It's not the words I usually need, but the melody! It's like singing acapella Star Spangled Banner-that shite is tough! I want notes on the screen. Maybe I'll start printing out the sheet music for any song I plan on singing:)

Saturday, November 28, 2009


The following is AFI's list of the Top 100 Romantic Movies Of All Time. I want to see them all. I have italicized the ones I haven't seen:

1 Casablanca 1942
2 Gone with the Wind 1939
3 West Side Story 1961
4 Roman Holiday 1953
5 An Affair to Remember 1957
6 The Way We Were 1973
7 Doctor Zhivago 1965
8 It's a Wonderful Life 1946
9 Love Story 1970
10 City Lights 1931
11 Annie Hall 1977
12 My Fair Lady 1964
13 Out of Africa 1985
14 The African Queen 1951
15 Wuthering Heights 1939
16 Singin' in the Rain 1952
17 Moonstruck 1987
18 Vertigo 1958
19 Ghost 1990
20 From Here to Eternity 1953
21 Pretty Woman 1990
22 On Golden Pond 1981
23 Now, Voyager 1942
24 King Kong 1933
25 When Harry Met Sally... 1989
26 The Lady Eve 1941
27 The Sound of Music 1965
28 The Shop Around the Corner 1940
29 An Officer and a Gentleman 1982
30 Swing Time 1936
31 The King and I 1956
32 Dark Victory 1939
33 Camille 1936
34 Beauty and the Beast 1991
35 Gigi 1958
36 Random Harvest 1942
37 Titanic 1997
38 It Happened One Night 1934
39 An American in Paris 1951
40 Ninotchka 1939
41 Funny Girl 1968
42 Anna Karenina 1935
43 A Star Is Born 1954
44 The Philadelphia Story 1940
45 Sleepless in Seattle 1993
46 To Catch a Thief 1955
47 Splendor in the Grass 1961
48 Last Tango in Paris 1973
49 The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946
50 Shakespeare in Love 1998
51 Bringing Up Baby 1938
52 The Graduate 1967
53 A Place in the Sun 1951
54 Sabrina 1954
55 Reds 1981
56 The English Patient 1996
57 Two for the Road 1967
58 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1967
59 Picnic 1955
60 To Have and Have Not 1944
61 Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961
62 The Apartment 1960
63 Sunrise 1927
64 Marty 1955
65 Bonnie and Clyde 1967
66 Manhattan 1979
67 A Streetcar Named Desire 1951
68 What's Up, Doc? 1972
69 Harold and Maude 1971
70 Sense and Sensibility 1995
71 Way Down East 1920
72 Roxanne 1987
73 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1947
74 Woman of the Year 1942
75 The American President 1995
76 The Quiet Man 1952
77 The Awful Truth 1937
78 Coming Home 1978
79 Jezebel 1938
80 The Sheik 1921
81 The Goodbye Girl 1977
82 Witness 1985
83 Morocco 1930
84 Double Indemnity 1944
85 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing 1955
86 Notorious 1946
87 The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988
88 The Princess Bride 1987
89 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966
90 The Bridges of Madison County 1995
91 Working Girl 1988
92 Porgy and Bess 1959
93 Dirty Dancing 1987
94 Body Heat 1981
95 Lady and the Tramp 1955
96 Barefoot in the Park 1967
97 Grease 1978
98 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939
99 Pillow Talk 1959
100 Jerry Maguire 1996

Annie Hall is #11? Hold on while I vomit.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Sports are competitive by definition.

Whenever a major sport comes to its major competition of the year, be it the Superbowl, the US Open, the Stanley Cup, March Madness, etc. a lot of casual fans come out of the woodwork to cheer for one team or another. On Superbowl Sunday it is not uncommon to overhear someone yelling for "The Red Team" or "The Blue Team" to win the game. A lot of people root for the hometown team, or the team their dad likes, or maybe the team their ex-boyfriend hated. There are a ton of reasons to pick one team over the other.

Currently, we are in the middle on the World Series in baseball. For those who have not been following it, it's three games for the Yankees and two for the Phillies. I usually don't watch the World Series since any of my teams (Orioles, Nationals) don't exactly make it that far. However, I work with two big Yankees fans and that, combined with growing up with this area's sentiment of hating that team, I am all about the Phillies winning.

One day at work, on a daily note sheet, I wrote, "Go Phillies." When I came back the next day it had been marked out with black, permanent marker* and on the next day was written "GO YANKEES!" Instead of marking it out, I wrote "um, gross" and other people added to it things like, "Yes, I agree!" and "Phillies will come back...!" and "I'm dressing up as A-Rod's steroid dealer for Halloween" (that one made me laugh). Also in there was the delightful message, "F YOU ALL!" Wow!

Now, a day or two later, and to be honest I can't remember the details now, I came in to work and noticed that part of a note page had been cut out. Thinking that odd, I did a little investigating and found the crumpled up paper in the garbage**. I could see why it had been thrown out as it said something along the idea of, "PEOPLE WHO DON'T EVEN LIKE BASEBALL CAN SHUT THE FUCK UP!!"

Now, does that seem a little much to you? Because it does to me! How can you say I don't like baseball when I've been watching the entire series so far?

Let me tell you my thinking on sports: I love sports. I also like to have a life. Therefore, I don't allow myself to get obsessed with a lot of teams and sports. I limit it to tennis, exciting games, Redskins when I'm not working, and season-ending series. If I kept up with every sport it would be a job within itself.

I just find it so ridiculous and frustrating that people are getting angry that I want the Phillies to win. What if it was the Red Sox against the Phillies-would you Yankees fans be singing a different tune? So why is it so weird that I am against the Yankees after having grown up around Orioles fans. One time, when I was younger, I told my dad I liked the pinstripes uniform and he jokingly yelled at me. Another aside from my childhood-I did all of my projects on baseball for awhile because I wanted to have something in common with my dad and brother who were both very into baseball. I grew up with the game. Back when there was one TV in the house it was watch with dad or go find something else to do.

So let's get back to the point of all of this. It's about competition. One team will come out the winner and inevitably there will be people cheering on either side. That. Is. Completely. Normal. There is going to be a loser and I'm sorry if it's your team, but it will not be the end of the world. Does anyone remember how badly I wanted Andy Murray to win the US Open? Badly. And he didn't. He didn't even come close, but did I freak out? No, I kept watching and picked someone else I wanted to win.

So come on Phillies, bring it to the Yankees these next two games and shut up all of those annoying fans. And if hell freezes over and the Nats make it to the World Series next year against you, I'm sorry, but I'll want you to then lose. That's how it works. I'd also like to see the Cowboys lose the rest of the year and the Lakers to make it to the finals. And Caps? Just keep on.

Hi, I'm normal.


*To be honest, I can't remember the exact number of times, but for the sake of the story, I'm saying this many times.
**There was ONLY paper in there and the day had just started. It was not gross.

Monday, October 26, 2009


I've been slowly reading the Bazaar Runway Report special issue for weeks now.

It is maybe the greatest magazine I have gotten in the mail in months. It is literally* a rundown of every single fall line that was presented in Paris, Milan, New York, and London. I die:



Giambattista Valli

Alexander McQueen (Wouldn't wear this, of course, but it's AWESOME!)

Pringle Of Scotland (REPRESENT!!!!!!!!!!)

I could post about 100 more, but I'll stop here...for now.


*Rachel Zoe

Friday, October 02, 2009

Fashion Victim

The other thing I did recently is a photoshoot for my brother and sister-in-law's store. First of all, go check out their website: Turnstyle. Did you go?

Jobeth asked me to come take picture so of their new clothes they would be carrying this fall in their store. I said yes, because it sounded like fun, but then I started thinking about it and was kind of terrified. Although, I wasn't. It's hard to explain. I was concerned about lighting, but I figured I'd just wing it somehow.

I don't have some crazy notion that I am a great photographer. I like to do it, but I often have no idea what I'm doing. I know a good picture when I see it, and I've taken some of them myself, but if good photographers like Terra are on one planet, then I am on another one wondering how I can get to theirs.

When I showed up that Saturday I had no idea what to expect. Five minutes in, though, and I was relaxed and having a great time. Once I had about 40 shots and several looked good, I knew things were going to be okay.

I hadn't even though about what role I would play. I naively assumed I would just be taking the pictures, but while Jobeth styled the models, I had to direct them. "Gorgeous!" "Don't bend your leg!" "Fill in the empty space!" I'm not going to lie, America's Next Top Model was my savior. I even joked for one girl to "Smile with [her] eyes!"

Lighting did prove to be one of my biggest obstacles, but we worked around what we had and even moved the furniture around to help our cause. I took 543 shots in two hours and even without Photoshop (which I don't even have and never use), I was happy with what we got. Here are some of my (unedited!) favorites:


Where Do I Plug In?

She's In Charge

Zig Zag

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Southern Belle

I've been up to a lot recently. Read about

I visited my younger sister, Ali, in Charleston, SC a couple weeks ago. She recently moved there with her husband and I had such a fantastic time down there. It's quite different down there, I have to say. First of all, I knew it would be hot, but I was not ready for scorching. It's one thing (and entirely okay) to be wicked hot while at the beach, but when walking around downtown, I wanted to die. I've been in cool weather mode since well, forever. While melting in Charleston, we got some of the best pizza I have ever had in my life at Mellow Mushroom.
Pizza (Past Tense) (Note: We took some home in a box. Not that there's any shame in finishing it off.)

It also rains a lot there, but the rain never messes up the plans. On the Sunday before I left, we planned to go to Isle Of Palms beach, but when we woke up, it was pouring. We decided to head out anyway, and by the time we arrived, it was nice out again. Superman

I also felt like a Northerner there. Never before have I said I'm from Virginia and not felt like the Southern Belle* I am. I was pleasantly surprised that it was not the slow southern feel like it is in Tennessee where people walk and talk way slower than anyone from Northern Virginia. I actually was reminded a lot of Puerto Rico.
J McLaughlin
Going out at night in Charleston is a sport unto itself. Friday night we went to Bushido, which has been featured on the Travel Channel.

Nathaniel took on the challenge and after signing his waiver (yes) he ate the first five.
Luckily for us, and him, he decided to do half now and half later. We had big drinking plans and the guy at the table next to use finished all 10 and pretty much couldn't sit still or stop sweating. He also said he exploded in the bathroom. His words, most certainly not mine!

As I was saying, Friday night in Charleston I noticed that the girl uniform was short shorts, a fancy top, and heels. My finest moment of the evening was when we were leaving our parking spot and we overheard this guy on the phone say, "You just want to fuck her in the ass!" Anyone who listens to Elliott In The Morning should already know what I said, "Anal?" I can't describe the tone, but it was amazing.

Saturday nights have an entirely different girl uniform: dresses and heels. I felt quite out of place wearing jeans. I also felt out of place because I was not so drunk I couldn't stand anymore. Nor was I sitting on the sidewalk drunk texting or trying not to vomit. I was inside, having fun.
Fun Times

After the bars closed, we decided to go to a strip club so Silva directed us to The Southern Belle. Unfortunately, the cover was $20 and since I have no need to see naked ladies, there was no way I was going to pay that. Especially since we got there at 3am and they closed at 4. Um, no. Silva was disappointed:(

BUT did you know that in South Carolina you can buy beer at 3am!? I still can't get over that.

I was sad to leave Ali and Nathaniel. I miss my sister a lot.

I've been up to more than just going to South Carolina, but this post is forever long right now.


*This will be funny later.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

My Little Corner Of The World

A few years ago, Ali and I took a whirlwind, three day trip to New England. This is the video from that:


Thursday, September 03, 2009

Bring My Love

My love of fall and winter is kind of weird. I mean, I still don't understand preferring heat to coolness, but I don't know many people who get as excited as I do when the leaves begin to change and the temperatures drop. I was just looking online to see when the peak times are to see the changing leaves in New England because I desperately want to take a weekend and drive up there.

How can this stuff not totally pump you up!?


Friday, August 28, 2009

Speed Read

I've been on a reading kick lately. When I was little, I would read for hours while sitting under out kitchen table. I remember loving Anastasia, anything by Judy Blume and every series of Sweet Valley imagined. I blame high school for halting my reading. I always knew I should be reading what was assigned, but I just couldn't force myself to trudge through such boring atrocities (Flannery O'Connor, I am staring real hard at YOU!).

When I was a lifeguard for every summer during college, I finally found the time to devote to books again. There's nothing better to a lifeguard than a clap of thunder and a jolt of lightning and I can't tell you how many times we all sat around in lounge chairs reading all day long. We would set them up under the pavilion, snuggle up in towels, and all read. I miss those days!*

Grad school a few years ago once again halted my reading. I think I spent any free time I had frantically writing papers. And any other time was spent commuting all over the place or sleeping.

Anyway, so like running or swimming, the more you read, the fast you get. I've flown through a few books recently and I'd like to report on them now:

+ In The Woods by Tana French

+ Uglies, Pretties, and Specials (3 different books) by Scott Westerfield

+ Gone by Michael Grant

+ Dead And gone by Charlaine Harris

+ The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

+ Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

+ Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins

+ The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

What have YOU read lately? Any auggestions?


*Errr, but remind me one day to write about my coworkers, some of whom turned out to be extreme cunts.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


This is my horoscope from today, which explains a lot because I was going *crazy* at work today. I even called my mom for some excitement and told her work was okay because "my imagination was entertaining me." hahah, I'm such a dork.


You are in a hyper-creative phase today, yet your need to express yourself can bring on frustration instead of satisfaction. It may be challenging to follow your heart while also meeting your current obligations. It seems like you can do one, but only at the expense of the other. Continue to adjust your plan and modify your actions throughout the day, for now being flexible is your greatest strength.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Love Will Tear Us Apart

I just saw The Time Traveler's Wife.


Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana were perfect as Claire and Henry and from two minutes in, I had to force myself to not cry. And what special little treats for me through out: the fall leaves, the cold weather, the Pavement poster, Broken Social Scene covering Joy Division, Brad Pitt as Executive Producer.

Love love love love love love love!


Sunday, August 09, 2009

Hot Stuff

Originally uploaded by scarls17
I went to the Legg Mason tennis final today and saw Juan Martin Del Potro and Andy Roddick play. I'm too tired for a real post, so go look at my pictures.

Sunday, August 02, 2009


The following is a list of foods that, when in something I am eating, ruin it*:

1. Sour cream- Sour cream used to almost make me gag, just at the thought of it. I think it's one of the most disgusting things ever. I hate that it automatically comes on so many things: potato skins, nachos, tacos...YUCK! In my old age, I still detest it, but I'm at least okay if it's near my food.

2. Green peppers- I don't understand liking green peppers. Their taste permeates everything else in the dish! Growing up, I got my dad to change his chili recipe because it had green peppers in it. And people CHOOSE to put them on their pizza? Odd. One time I had a piece of raw green pepper and I could kind of see people liking that, but it was still way too much green peppery taste for me.

3. Mushrooms- I used to think I was okay with mushrooms because my mom used to make this dish with cream of mushroom, but a few years ago I went to eat a regular ol' mushroom and quickly realized I do not like them. I think they should only be put in vegetarians' food. I got shrimp lo mein for dinner and the mushrooms were all over that! YUCK! Huge ones, too. I couldn't ignore them. My trash can is now filled with them. I'm curious about this portabello mushroom thing because don't people eat them like steaks or something? Seems like a steam would be a lot better.

4. Mixed condiments- I am the person who causes the McDonald's line to come to a halt because I order my hamburgers plain. Actually, I haven't had a McDonald's hamburger since I was about 13 so you'll actually have to blame someone else. But do you know why I don't eat those anymore? No, it's not because they're bad for you, it's because they mix ketchup and mustard on them! EWWWWW! One time, my friend Nick got a hot dog at 7-11 and he put everything from the condiment bar on it. I couldn't even look at him while he ate it. It didn't stop me from sleeping with him, though**.

That actually might be it. I'm sure one of my friends who hangs out with me a lot can add to the list, but that's all I can think of right now.


*Or ruin a particular bite if I forget to pick it out.
**GOTCHA! Just kidding! Just checking to see if you're still reading.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

That Smell

Down The Road
Originally uploaded by scarls17
I took this on my way from Bealeton back to Reston, VA. It smelled like cow. Gross!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Originally uploaded by scarls17
This makes me want to go get bangs again.

I'm looking through old pics to try to decide on a haircut. I'm torn between keeping it long and getting bangs or cutting it shoulder length. and no bangs.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Water & A Seat

Room For Two More
Originally uploaded by scarls17
I went to the pool today to read for awhile. Nothing beats reading while dangling your legs in the pool.

Friday, July 24, 2009


The View* is talking about splitting group checks and how some people always get screwed and some people are always cheap. I tend to get screwed. Actually, I take that back. There are certain groups of people where, if I am the one adding up the check, I know I'm going to be paying for more than what I had. My close** friends never stiff me, but some of my acquaintances suck at life. One time I looked at my check (which was supposed to be me and one of those said close friends) and realized that there was food on the bill, yet I had not ordered any food. Upon asking the waitress and a few other people, apparently one of those sucky people had "paid on another bill", which was supposed to make up for the fact that they ordered food. Our waitress took some of it off, but I knew she'd end up getting in trouble so I just paid it. I was pissed.

The best way to do it is to have your own check, or to pay as you go, but sometimes you just don't want to worry about it until the end. Another time I can remember was me, my sister, and two close friends and since we all trusted each other, we were on one bill. Well, then other people came and joined up and apparently their drinks were on our bill. Yup, once again I got screwed and paid more than I should have. (Oh and yes, that same a-hole was there both times. Coincidence?) It's like I get punished for staying until the end. Next time I'm out with that same person I'm going to make sure I leave before he does.

On The View, Whoopie had an interesting suggestion. She said that before everyone even orders, they should put $20 in. Then, if people can't find something that's covered with that, then they either put more in or order something else. it's easier to divvy up with food, but it's the drinks that make things messy. I like it when I'm the only one drinking a certain type or beer because then it's easy to tell what I owe. "Oh, those six Sam Adams? Those are mine." hahahah, six. I love it.


*Shut up
**At first I typed "clothes" hahahaha!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


This way I can watch it (and cry) any time I want!

Under The Moonlight

In addition to thinking Robert Pattinson is hot and loving Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, I'm also excited whenever they show New Moon news. Go watch the trailer...and don't make fun of me. You're probably ugly.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

A Rush Of Blood To The Head

I remember watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and thinking, "Damn, he's hott! And that accent! I love it!"

Robert Pattinson. He's hott. He's always been hott. Now he is extremely popular and a part of the Twilight saga so people like to say he's gross...but they're wrong, he's hott. I'm going on blogger record with this.

I think Robert Pattinson is HOTTTTT!!!!!!

And it's not because I want him to suck my blood*. It's because he is a delicious man. I'm sick of people grouping me with the teeny-boppers who love Twilight** and are in a fantastical mindset and think that RP is actually a vampire. I am 29. I am normal. And denying he is hott is ridiclous.

That is all.


*My neck, yes. And that's only for foreplay purposes.
**Although I do love Twilight...and what's wrong with that??

Friday, July 03, 2009

Well Read

Tonight at work I made an announcement for our DVD sale and said,

"Why read the book when you can watch the movie??...."

This man approached me after I had explained the sale and said, "You shouldn't say that with children in the building...they don't want to read as it is." I couldn't tell if he was joking. I think I was hoping he was joking because it was such a ridiculous statement. I said to him, "Um, I disagree." and then I smiled because while he was a total douche bag, I didn't want to deal with getting into a debate with him.

Two things:

1) Why knock movies? In my opinion, saying that movies can't be as worthy as books is like saying music is not as worthy as a book and that is just NOT TRUE.

2) Did this man really think that my one sentence was going to cause every child in the building to throw down their books and stage a protest against reading?

When I was little I used to save my allowance to buy books. I read because I enjoyed it and not because some stranger told me it was cool. This man was a tool and I hope his grandchildren are illiterate*.

*Not really. But I do hope they become filmmakers**.
**I'm having an imagination problem lately. Like, where my imagination is on fire! Nick was playing me music earlier and I created an entire horror movie in my head. <3!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Movie Script Ending

I saw The Proposal today and really enjoyed it. I don't often want to see a romantic comedy and to pay to see it in the theatre is almost unheard of for me. Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock got me there, though. I love them both and they did a great job in this movie.

What was more exciting, though, was seeing the preview for the upcoming movie adaption of The Time Traveler's Wife. I loved loved loved the book and have been patiently waiting for the movie to come out. Seeing the preview made me remember the book and I got a little misty during those few minutes.

Friday, June 19, 2009

A Salty Salute

I encountered this when I got home. I wanted to vomit. I'm just thankful I didn't step on it.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Worst Hangover Ever

Go watch this movie right now. I'll go with you. I haven't laughed this hard at a movie in oh so long. And Bradley Cooper? I've had a crush on you since Alias, but now I want to have your babies.


Saturday, June 06, 2009

Here Comes The Sun Again

I get in this discussion a lot with people, but I don't understand liking and enjoying summer. I always clarify my "I hate hot" statement by adding that I love both the beach and the pool. Being hot when near large bodies of water is great. It makes sense. What I don't get is being okay with being hot and sweaty when on one's way to things like work and social gatherings. Call me crazy*, but I like to look my best when going out and 90+ degrees is not my ideal for that.

I don't like spring just because I get terrible allergies. Even though I take allergy stuff now, it still affects me and I remember being 16 and having itchy red eyes from about April to June and then sneezing still until the flowers died off come fall. Despite my allergy to nature, I get why people like spring. This year I feel like we had an actual spring. It seemed to never get above 80 and the nights still had a chill in the air. I hope we get a proper fall this year, too!

I know I am very alone in enjoying winter more than summer, but I'll never ever change. Even when I'm rich and own a yacht**, I'll still prefer the colder times of the year.

So, you guys enjoy sweating while I count down to both being by the water and it being fall.


*Just don't call me Shirley
**But see, being in/on/near a large body of water negates the heat. Hmmm!

+Title from M. Ward

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Big Boat

I just think it's amusing I've been at that exact same spot.

And with better hair!

Jon and Kate Plus a Lot of Space

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Girl And The Sea

Me, Ali, and Amira are headed to The OC tomorrow. That's really all I've got.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Via Chicago

I've been doing a lot of living lately, so while I have a ton of stuff to write about here, I'm just too busy to do so. You know what that means? A list!

+ Ali and I went to Chicago to see Nathaniel graduate from Navy basic training. I am so extremely proud of him and ecstatic to have him as my brother-in-law soon.

+We met Kristin, who is awesome and it was one of the best first meetings ever. It didn't hurt that she took us for wicked good pizza at the original Unos.

+I drove 14 hours straight on Sunday and my foot was sore for days. I'm kinda proud of it, though.

+I own a lot of DVDs. And CDs.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Rain Song

It poured today. The rain often reminds me of when I was a lifeguard because, to a lifeguard, you're always excited for a good storm. I used to be the best at spotting storm clouds in the distance and we would just wait for it to roll in and we would all keep our eyes pealed for lightning and our ears were on alert for thunder. The disappointment when a storm would pass by was high. As long as we were on a thunder or lightning then our jobs were so easy and usually the families would leave and we would get paid to hang out.

That's what rain reminds me of.

There were some days when it would storm and the swimmers would all leave and we would just hang out and read all day. We would set up the chaise lounges, cover up with beach towels, and read books and magazines for hours. I LOVED those days. One of us (usually me) was always on alert, though, for a patron or, even worse, a board member, but we usually could hear the cars coming down the gravel road and we'd jump up and pretend to be cleaning something. I worked my ass off at that job otherwise, though, so I figured some rest was okay every once and awhile.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

All They Ever Do Is Talk

I was reminded of something I wrote several years ago on gossip. it is:

The other topic on my mind, and most others, recently is gossip. I'm not in the mood for paragraph writing so instead, I will post my thoughts in list form:
1. Spreading lies on purpose is always wrong
2. Breaking someone's trust is also bad
3. Being aware of your surroundings and surrounding people is good
4. Couldn't it be considered worse to go around totally unaware of anything that is going on instead of talking with friends about other friends and acquaintences? I think so, perception is a good thing. Refer to #1 though.
5. I don't want anyone thinking they can't trust me. I want to know your business as much as, sometimes more, than the next guy. I think this goes along with being inquisitive and perceptive and it probably doesn't hurt that I'd really love to be a spy;) But I have a lot of things that I'm taking to the grave with me and I know a secret when I'm told one. I would be devestated if a friend felt they couldn't trust me with a secret.
6. I can't really think of a single person who hasn't been interested in another person's life at some point
7. I tell one person pretty much everything. And it's not who most people would think it is. Here are some clues though so he/she will know who he/she is: captain oats...actually, that might be enough!
8. If you don't want to be gossiped about, don't air your bidnis (business) all over. And don't commit #1 because then whatever is said about you is deserved.
9. It's hard for me to consider talking with friends gossiping. Now, if they go and tell that to other people then yeah, it's a bad chain that is being made.
10. definitions of gossip:
A.Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature.
B. A person who habitually spreads intimate or private rumors or facts.
C. Trivial, chatty talk or writing.
D. A close friend or companion.

Let's keep it as C and D, ok? "A" has too much of a negative conotation. "B" can be applied to #1.

I don't really feel the same way about everything I said before. Something I really hate is when someone is hypocritical so I don't want to say too much because I definitely talk about other people and don't want to get mad that others gossip about me. Sometimes it really is different, though. I want this to be an exact science, but it's not. I do feel like some people gossip in a very malicious way, while others may be working more like #4 and #6. There are times when I'm out with a large group of friends and I can't keep track of everything going on. Is it so bad to later want to know what was going on?

I'm talking in circles and that's where the lack of exactness comes in.

I dunno....


Thursday, April 16, 2009

We're Going To Be Friends

It's easy to make negative lists..."I hate..." "I don't like..." and, of course, I'm prompted to make those when someone or some thing irritates me. It's better to be positive, though, so here goes:

Things People Do That I Like:

+ Smile when they see me

+ Leave me notes

+ Text/Call/Email me

+ Are understanding

+ Drive me somewhere

+ Make me a mix CD

+ Laugh at my jokes

+ Make me laugh

+ High fives!

+ Remember inside jokes

+ give me their tomatoes


Sunday, April 05, 2009

Up All Night

I had a fantastic weekend!

Actually, it's been pretty kick-ass since Wednesday when Ali and I went to the 930 Club to see The Presets. We danced our asses off and I promise to post pics as soon as I can.

Friday night Ali and I went to Richmond because for a school project she had to go somewhere that showed Russian culture. Ali, being the awesome person she is, found a Russian bar and I was more than happy to accompany here there. It took us forever to get down there in the abysmal Friday traffic on 95, but we made it to Sticky Rice before they stopped serving food and didn't even have to wait! I <3 Sticky Rice. I miss living two blocks from it. After dinner we went over to my brother's store, Turnstyle to say hello to him and Jobeth. We had missed art walk, but heard it was really good.

Jobeth warned us that Aurora, the Russian bar, gave her a hard time about dress code before so she and Jesse gave us business cards so we could name drop if we needed to. We were both wearing sneakers and I had jeans on so we were a little worried when we walked up to the door. Luckily, I didn't have to pull the "We're with WRIR" card and we were let in just fine. I saw what Jobeth meant, though, as 90% of the girls there were dressed to the nines. Some were down right trashy. One girl wore an extremely tight white (!!) dress that probably seemed like a good idea, but the execution was a little frightening. There were a lot of shiny dresses and all the girls were either wearing heels or were barefoot because they had taken their heels off*.

We got pictures of us drinking Russian beer and of the crowds for Ali's project and then headed out. We were there awhile and while we didn't get our dance on too much, I would definitely go back. The bartender remembered my first and last name even though I only got one beer. I was impressed.

Saturday I worked and then just headed home because I was tired and no one was really doing anything. I settled in to read some magazines and was watching Baby Mama on HBO** when I heard from Ali that she was considering going back down to Richmond to go to Jesse's party Bliss at the new club, Rendezvous on Broad Street in Richmond. She was going to wait for Nick to get off of work at about 1130pm and then head down there. I'm not sure why, but I agreed to go even though I was already tired and had to work at 9am the next day. My brother throws awesome events and it's good to support family so I went to sleep until Ali called me at about midnight to say she and Nick were on their way. I got there at about 1:40am and Ali and Nick walked in not long after. We had a lot of fun before the event was over at 3am. We danced it up and cheered on Jesse and Jobeth as they took turns spinning.

We had decided last minute that I should drive separately and it's a good thing I did. I left after the club closed and got home at about 445am...just in time for a couple hours of shut eye before I had to get up for work. Nick and Ali ended up hanging out with her friend Tim for a few more hours and got back way later than I did.

Today at work wasn't even as brutal as I expected it to be. I guess having fun brings on a different kind of tired:)

I hope you all had awesome weekends, too. I guess I should hope for you to have as awesome a family as I do since they were key parts of my great times.


*I hate that. If you can't keep them on, then don't wear them.
**Horrible. Such a bad movie. I only made it about 30 minutes in. The jokes were obvious and forced.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

How Soon Is Now

Again, it has been too long. In the past few weeks I've slept, drank, parties, not slept, worked, etc.

We celebrated Ravena's birthday on the 7th and had a Hello Kitty themed party for to celebrate her turning 30. I made dessert sushi for the party and it was a raging success. The party was a lot of fun and it turned into the next morning before I shut my eyes to sleep. The things I'll remember from the party: cakes, dancing, Soundgarden, and vomit (not my own).

On the 13th a bunch of us went to DC for Wine Week. Twice a year we head to Smith & Wollensky and pay $10 for a wine tasting...where "tasting" equals full-size glasses and we all get trashed. After lunch a few of us continued the partying by heading to Lucky Bar in Dupon where we stayed until we were all exhausted. What I'll remember from Wine Week are: photos, the kid vs adult table, never-have-i-ever, phone calls, and dancing.


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Sick, Sick, Sick

My birthday was over two weeks ago and my last blog was even farther back. I've been up to a lot, and nothing, at the same time. My birthday was awesome. I spent the actual day (17th) hanging out, drinking mimosas and relaxing before heading to get my hair did. After that, I had party with my parents and then headed out to meet friends for beer and good times. The following Saturday we all went out for Thai food and then to Hard Times where I had about 43892 shots. If it sounds like how I celebrated last year, then you are correct. Why mess with a good thing, right? I had an awesome time. 29 is great so far.

Well, except that I got sick right after my birthday weekend. I went to sleep on Sunday night perfectly healthy (just exhausted) and woke up Monday morning with swollen eyes. Swollen eyes? I know, I know...I thought the same thing. I didn't sleep well that night so I thought they were just irritated from lack of rest and that after awhile they would look normal again. Well, they didn't. They actually got worse. Ali said they looked worse than I had described and my boss said, "oh my God!" when she saw me. About an hour later, once I scared another friend, I was sent home.

Well, even though I just turned 29, my body apparently regressed to preschool because my hott doctor informed me I had eye. OMG, it's mortifying to even admit. I preferred to call it The Devil Eye since my eyes were the color of Satan until Thursday or so. They never itched (praise Allah), but they were swollen for a couple of days and, like I said, completely red for much of the week while I was home from work sick. I hope I'm not grossing you out. I'm refraining from giving you the good details.

In addition to having The Devil Eye, I also had a horrible sore throat. What the hell, right? I never get sick. I figured this was my once every three or so years sickness. I even told the hott doctor that when I went for the second day in a row. I told him that I didn't know if my sore throat was bad because I so rarely feel under the weather that I didn't know on what level the pain was. All I know is that I didn't have strep (never have!*) and he gave me some gnarly mouthwash that numbed everything it touched. It didn't work as well as I would have hoped, though, because I kept waking up during the night from the pain in my throat. Oh it was horrible. I didn't have my first complete night's sleep until this most recent Sunday night when I stayed at Ali's and took Nyquil. And I think today is the first day that my throat hasn't hurt. I'm still not wearing makeup. I'm already upset I have to throw out some of my stuff, but it's a good excuse to buy new Hello Kitty Mac stuff.

The snow was fun. That's why I stayed at Ali's apartment on Sunday night. I had already missed almost a week of work and knew I couldn't call out again so I stayed there. We drove in together early Monday morning in all of that snowy goodness since her car weighs more than mine. Mine is kinda like a bobsled on snow/ice. We joked I could have saved gasoline by just sliding the whole way home later that night. Work on Monday was fun. We listened to The Smiths and even though we still did work, we were pretty much alone all day. It was great.

That brings us to today. I'll write about today later, but it involves my love of tartan.


*Knock On Wood

Sunday, February 22, 2009

All The Pretty Faces

Oscar Fashion:

Miley Cyrus- I love it. It does look like it weighs a ton, though. It's a risky dress because it's so ornate, but also safe because of the silhouette. I always wonder why some people show up so early. How is that planned?

Taraji Henson- Gorgeous hair! I am not the biggest fan of her gown, but I don't hate it. It might be my personal dislike of ivory as a clothing color, and it's probably partly because I can't say I like them all, haha! She is so cute in her interview. I love her!

Vanessa Hudgens- I think she is precious. I can't even see her dress. Good job, E! Okay I see it now and I am not a fan. I love the top and the color (black!), but the bottom is too odd. She said the designer transformed it from a short dress to a long one and I think it was probably better short.

Melissa Leo- I love the burnt orange color, but am not the biggest fan of the cut.

Viola Davis- I feel like this is a dress that probably looks better in person. Because I like it, but I don't. Wow, I'm having bipolar fashion comments tonight.

Heidi Klum- Sometimes I wonder why she's invited to these things. I hate her hair. It makes her look old. I love the massive amount of jewelry she is wearing. I like the dress, though. Red rules.

Amy Adams- In Carolina Herrera, a favorite of mine. How many reports will comment on a redhead wearing red? I love her dress and the necklace is interesting, but it works. She's so pretty!

Amanda Seyfried- I'm sorry, but I'm pretty sure that's a dress I vetoed for New Years. Horrible.

Sarah Jessica Parker- It's like because she never gets nominated, she wants to stand out with her dress.

Melissa George- She wore the corset and petticoat, but forgot to put on the dress.

Robert Pattinson- He's hott. And his hair is well-behaved now.

James Franco- Also hott.

Evan Rachel Wood- Another person who shouldn't be invited.

Anne Hathaway- She loves that straight line look, doesn't she? The close up of her dress does it much better justice, I will say.

Marisa Tomei- She reminds me of Jennifer Capriati. Gorgeous dress.

Mickey Rourke- I don't want him to win just because I <3 a="" and="" around="" br="" brad="" by="" crazy.="" dog="" giving="" he="" himself="" his="" little="" neck.="" of="" okay="" penn="" picture="" pitt="" props.="" redeeming="" s="" sean="" think="" wearing="">
Josh Brolin and Diane Lane- I love her.

Queen Latifah- I don't like her. Do you?

Jessica Biel- Her hair is a hott mess.


Penelop Cruz- She's so pretty. I always love her hair.

Kate Winslet- Yay! love the gray/black. I hope she wins!

Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie- Love her green earrings. Love him. I love his little bowtie! Love love love!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Today is my birthday! So, in honor of ME, here's a little information about ME:

This is from one of those birthday books.

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Ruling Planet: Uranus, the visionary

Symbol: The Water Carrier

Birth Date Ruler: Saturn, the teacher

Tarot Card: The Star (hope)

Favorable Numbers: 1,8

Lucky Day: Saturday, especially when on 1st or 8th

Lucky Colors: Sky Blue (yuck, although, maybe night time sky blue!?), maroon

Birthstone: Amethyst

People born on 17 February:

+ often figure out early on that the key to success in life is discipline

+ are determined, ambitious people with a clear idea of where they want to go and waht they need to do to get there.

+ have remarkable self-discipline and can give the appearance of invincibility

+ have others who warm to them instantly because they respect their honesty and ability to be true to themselves and their beliefs.

+ have a tough exterior, but are sensitive souls who can be profoundly hurt by the careless words or actions of others.

+ have incredible endurance, intelligence, and stamina.

+ can be isolated, inflexible, and suspicious

+ can be disciplined, determined, and appealing

+ are drawn to people born on 24 Sept and 23 Oct

+ have no problem attracting admirers.

+ are very loyal, caring, and endlesslt fascinating once they find a partner.

+ love to unravel a mystery.

+ are drawn to careers in writing, journalism, or education.

+ are super awesome and gorgeous.

Okay, I added the last one, but it's true, right?


+Title from Kings Of Lean

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Rule Breaker

Twitter is, like, wayyy popular right now*. Everyone and their mother is on it. I follow everyone from CNN to Serena to Jimmy Fallon. It's fun to both follow close friends and people who may or may not be famous. Having been on there for awhile now, I have noticed a few very annoying habits, though. I present them to you now and beg you not to do the following:

+ Fictional character twitters** can be fun, but don't go overboard. Having fake 'twitter conversations' about stuff from books or TV shows is not fun for us. Keep it to a minimum. (See the following)

+ Don't use Twitter as an instant messaging service. Or, if you do, use the Direct Message feature. No one wants to read the twitters being sent from you to your friend that mean nothing to us. "@CFB Are you coming over later?" "@Sarah Yes at 9." Now, why was texting not used for that?

+ However, if you have a lot of friends and need to tell them what time to come over, then sure, do a mass twitter, but be ready for strangers to show up.

+ Asking a question via Twitter is genius really. Kirstin one time asked via Twitter why a bartender put salt on her napkin before setting her beer down and I think about 8,489 people replied with the answer.

+ Traffic updates are acceptable, but do not overdue it. Reporting congestion on a highway at 8am probably is not twitter worthy.

+ Don't use twitter as a means to up your self confidence. Making eye contact when taking your order does not count as checking you out.

+ Being cryptic is okay sometimes, but being passive aggressive is not. Sometimes you just need to say something and have no one know what it means.

+ Don't advertise.

+ Don't spam.

That is all (for now).


*That was supposed to be in full-on Robin Sparkles "Let's Go To The Mall" voice.
**I don't like the word tweet.

+Title from Ashlee Simpsons

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Coming Of Spring

Everyone keeps saying how "nice this weather is" and it's starting to really irk me. I don't comprehend enjoying unseasonable warmth in the middle of winter. I can see how people enjoy spring, but I do not. I hate sneezing and I hate pastels. Loving temps approaching 100 seems insane to me (unless you're at the beach or pool). I am a hardcore winter girl. Fall is my favorite because it's so pretty, but it's never cold enough when the leaves are changing.

Even though we have many more weeks of cold weather (OR AT LEAST WE BETTER), you warm-weather lovers have me upset already about spring approaching. Like how some people get the winter blues, I get upset when the weather starts to warm up. So, because of this, I have enacted a Birthday* Rule:

There will be no mention of spring until after my birthday week.

Thank you...


*My birthday is 17 Feb!!!!!

Memory Lane

When I was about 13, I helped out at a Girl Scout camp with my mom. For one of the activities, a man dressed up as Robin Hood would have the kids make a passport and then, as they went to the different stations through out the day, they would get stamps for where they went. Since I was there to help the kids, I made one, too. When I went to have "Robin Hood" stamp my passport, he stamped it and then wrote, "To you, my maid Marion" and did some fancy bow towards me. I was beyond embarrassed. I didn't think he was actually Robin Hood. I knew he was an actor, but I thought he was flirting with me. I wouldn't let anyone see my passport, but I do still have it somewhere.

I'm not sure what reminded me of that.


Sunday, February 08, 2009

Winner Of The

The Grammys 2009:

+Whitney Houston- Seriously? I sorta hate her. And why is she showing leg? stop.

+Is The Rock trying to pull a Joaquin Phoenix by giving up 'acting' for stand up?

+Mr. JT=<3 (Oh man, he's singing. Please record another album.)

+Coldplay is the new Dave Matthews Band. They're talented, of course, but they're getting the follow- (OMG JAY Z!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) -ing where people think they're the best thing ever. And they are not. I still like them, but I also know what else is out there. As long as you don't act like they're the greatest ever, we will be fine.

+Does Keith Urban somehow have an Australian/Country accent?

+I'm so bored.

+Any award Radiohead is up for...they should win!

+Taylor Swift is all "Look at me, bitch. I can play an instrument!" Oh didn't they both date Jonas boys?

+I like that Robert Plant/Allison Krauss song, actually. All the old people will be having a boner for it now again, though.

+Not a Jennifer Hudson fan. She's going to make me cry, though.

+Stevie Wonder ate Daft Punk!

+I still have a crush on Tom Delonge. I had the black and white poster of him with the lip ring. Holy hell. Love.

+Oh! A category I care about...Best Rock Album: Coldplay? I thought they said rock. Hehe Just kidding. I'm just bitter The Raconteurs didn't win.

+A lot of my crushes are at The Grammys. Craig Ferguson!

+Kenny Chesney? WHY!?

+Natalie Cole is thisclose to having a wardrobe malfunction.

+Record Of The Year: *snore* what happened?

+Queen Latifah really wants Chicago 2 to happen, eh?

+M.I.A. deserves an award of some kind for performing on her due date.

+you can pay for school, but you can't buy class!

+T.I. must be sad. 366 days in jail coming up mighty soon!


+I know where Dave Grohl's house is. That is all.

+All I can think about is Jack Black, tied to a tree, talking about blow jobs.

+Male Pop Vocal: John Mayer! I have a crush on him, too. I want him to talk to TMZ about our love affair. He can leave the Borat suit at home...

+Ladies Love Cool James!

+I can see why people like Sugarland. That was a neat song.

+Gwyneth Paltrow! Love her. She's so cute. And what an awesome dress.


+I was in marching band! I've never said that with excitement until now;)

+Great...and now I can never erase this off my Tivo. Fucking A Radiohead kicks ass!

+Good job, Grammys. The only way to follow up Radiohead is with Justin Timberlake hottness.

+I feel like this is a good night for classical musicians. First you get straight up brass backing up Radiohead and now there's a string section accompanying JT and T.I. I'm lovin' it! (But where are the clarinets?)

+BB King? Love him. Oh my, playing with John Mayer-yum.

+Looooove New Orleans music.

+Best Rap Album: I want Jay Z, of course. But Lil' Wayne is okay, too:) But he smokes lots of pot so I hope they don't take his award away and threaten to arrest him. RIDICULOUS!

+Robert Plant and Allison Kraus- Hope this is the song I like. (it is!) Dude on the guitar is super cool. I love music where I feel like I'm sitting in on a jam-like session. Like I shouldn't be hearing what's going on.

+I would like a wind machine on me daily.

+I also kinda want a corset top now. Not in a weird goth way.

+Someone at work asked me, "Who are these guys?" I said, "Um, he's like, really well known in rock and she's a bluegrass chick." Awkward.

+Bille Joe Armstrong and I have the same birthday (17 FEB!)

+ALBUM OF THE YEAR OH I HOPE IT'S RADIOHEAD!!!!!!! (Johnny Greenwood!) Fuck. Not Radiohead.:( (Although, I'm okay with Robert Plant/Allison Krauss winning because I think it's a good album and different.)


Thursday, February 05, 2009

After All These Years

I had planned to do this on Groundhog Day, but I ended up sneezing 439820432432 times that day and all I wanted to do was go to sleep. Have you ever sneezed that many times? It's horrible. It made my insides hurt. Sneezing is violent! I felt like my diaphragm had gone through it's own version of a 30 Day Shred. I have stopped sneezing, so here ya go.

Oh and first off, yay for the groundhog seeing his shadow. Get back in your hole! Winter wins!

(I was going to use 2 February for this, but maybe it makes more sense to use today's date.)

5 February 2008:

(actually, the 6th)

"This birthday is going to rule. As all birthdays do."

Like today, last year I was planning for my birthday that day. This year I just need to figure out where to have my birthday and we're set.

6 February 2007:

"My day was spent riding what is apparently the fine line between Mama Bear and Flirt Extraordinaire. I oscillated with frightening ease between sincere questions of health and happiness to innuendos and euphemisms."

It's funny to read this and know who I was talking about...before we were good friends.

6 February 2006:

"So now I'm left in this odd limbo stage of not knowing what 'clues' I might possibly need to 'get' and whether or not I can complain about other people and their 'clues'."

I can say with confidence that it is other people who need to get more 'clues' than I do.

6 February 2005:

"1. Need to get Mailtunes together and ready to be overnighted to Anna tomorrow (this requires finding my blank CDs)"

Mailtunes is this thing a few of us did where one person would pick a theme and we would all choose a few songs and submit them. Then, the theme-chooser would compile the songs into mix CDs and would snail mail them back out. It was a lot of fun, but you wouldn't believe how difficult it is to get those mofos in the mail. It would be fun to start it up again with Serena, Ali, and Anna. We were supposed to add new members towards the end. I have a lot of fun mixes from Mailtunes.

6 February 2004:

"4. What's the best thing that's ever happened to you as a result of being bold/risky? Um, When I drove up to DC to see if I could get into the Secret Foo Fighters show with Vanessa and we got in! Oh, and being bold with "feelings" can turn out well too."

That's still one of my favorite nights! Dave Grohl is awesome.

6 February 2003:

(actually the 5th, but is it freaking anyone else out that i have these things back so far??)

"-W H O .W A S .T H E .L A S T. P E R S O N-
[u talked to on the phone]: Jules
[hugged]: actually, it was Vanessa after Anna's party which is pretty funny bc we never do that "

That makes me laugh because it's so true. Vanessa's one of my best friends ever. Love that girl.

Oh hey, I just realized I started doing this on the 5th and switched to the 6th. It's okay. The 6th is close enough!

6ish February 2002:

"Yes, Have Some."

Apparently that's the first thing I ever blogged? No wait...I remember now. The beginnings of my college blog with my friends was lost forever somehow. I remember the first one was introducing us or something.

Anyway, so that was today (sort of) through the years.


Monday, January 26, 2009

Welcome To The Monkey House

Happy Chinese New Year! My friend from high school, Veeda, blogged about the day and linked to a place to find out your Chinese zodiac.

I am a monkey:


Occupying the 9th position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Monkey possesses such character traits as curiosity, mischievousness, and cleverness. Forever playful, Monkeys are the masters of practical jokes. Even though their intentions are always good, this desire to be a prankster has a tendency to create ill will and hurt feelings.

Although they are inherently intellectual and creative, Monkeys at times have trouble exhibiting these qualities. When that happens, they appear to others to be confused. But nothing could be further from the truth as Monkeys thrive on being challenged. Monkeys prefer urban life to rural, and their favorite pastime is people-watching.

Believing that being sick is a waste of a valuable day, Monkeys very rarely feel ill. Their constantly active lifestyles are likely what helps Monkeys remain in good health. When Monkeys do become ill, such feelings are generally the result of feeling nervous.

When it comes to work, Monkeys can do just about anything. They adapt well to changing environments and they’re very intelligent. They work quickly, but they’ll frequently charge double for their services. Good career fields for Monkeys are accounting and banking. Other good careers for Monkeys include: scientist, engineer, stock market trader, air traffic controller, dealer, film director, jeweler and sales representative.

When it comes to relationships, Monkeys aren’t quick to settle down. In fact, they generally are promiscuous; a tendency that probably has to do with the fact that Monkeys are easily bored. Monkeys will end this type of behavior once they pair up with the perfect partner. In fact, more often than not, they’ll commit to that person in every way for life.

Metal Monkey – Years 1920 and 1980

Metal Monkeys are determined and ambitious individuals and as a result, they’re often successful. Although they’re considered warm-hearted and very likeable, their preference in life is to be alone. Metal Monkeys are loyal to both their employers and their partners.

So, what are you?