Monday, May 31, 2010


One of my pet peeves is when someone declares, "I don't watch television" like they are holier than though and instantly smarter than anyone who does watch it. Sometimes these people are still normal and they just spend their time doing other things. Often, though, this person has no clue about pop culture and can't hold a conversation with half the people they encounter.

I also get annoyed when someone says they don't watch TV, but he/she watches three movies a day. How is that any different?

Or hulu. If you watch television shows online, you still watch TV. It's a television show. You're just watching it on a different screen.

I have my TV on most of the time when I am home, but you know what? I multitask. Rarely am I sitting here just staring at the screen*. I like the noise and the connection to the outside world.

SO yeah, that's a pet peeve of mine.


*Vampire Diaries

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Yesterday To Tomorrow

I got to hang out with Ali earlier. In a few days she will be 8 hours away again, though, and that makes me sad. We had a good time eating fried food and drinking beer while discussing Vampire Diaries and Lindsay Lohan's inevitable arrest.

It's not like we used to hang out all the time when she was in the area, but she's the easiest one to hang out with and to talk to and she always makes me laugh.

If I knew how to clone people, Ali, Robert Pattinson and I would hang out all the time.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Even though I am not a writer by any means of the imagination, I really want to have a story to tell. I have read so many books lately that I get a little jealous of what I am reading and sad that I haven't thought of a great story to tell. I brainstorm a lot at work because of the nature of what I am doing and sometimes I try to think up stories. It's hard to not be influenced by what I am already reading, though, so I kinda stopped doing that as much.

My new thinking is that I will dream up a story. I think the deep, dark recesses of my mind are filled with great ideas and I am just not tapping in to the correct area. A lot of authors say that their ideas came to them through a dream so maybe that will happen to me, too.

So hasn't gone well. Last night I had a dream that I went to Subway and ordered a steak and cheese and was annoyed it wasn't on a hoagie roll. The girl said, "We only use hoagies for cold cuts." Then, when I got my sandwich, it was on a hoagie! Thanks, Subway Girl!

In the second part of my dream I was sitting at home, enjoying my cheesesteak (on a hoagie roll) when I heard someone outside. I wasn't worried, though, because all of my windows were securely shut. I should have double-checked, though. All of a sudden, Willem Dafoe was outside my first window, trying to open it and peering in with his crazy grin!

I ran over to the next window and made sure it was locked just as he tried to open it. Whew, locked. Then we both ran to the third window with the same intents, but this time, the window slid open.

This is when I woke up.


+Title from Anna Ternheim

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Feel Good Inc

I have to work tonight. Working on a Saturday bothers me to no end. It always has. I think even in high school, when there really wasn't much fun to get into, I hated to be stuck at my job. When I was living in Richmond it was awesome because at my job they would give those crappy shifts to the high schoolers and to the college kids who had to make money. I had to make money, too, but I was available all week.

I'm 30. I'm young and like to have fun. I have no kids. I am free to do whatever I want. So when I have to work at night it really annoys me. I guess I should be grateful to have a job, but why can't that job just occur during the day?

But in order to not make this day a total waste, I am going to the Warrenton Spring Festival. Warrenton, VA is one of my favorite places on the planet. It's the Stars Hollow of VA in my opinion. I haven't been able to go to the Spring/Fall Festivals much over the years because of work or other obligations, but I want to make the effort this year.

I'm tempted to go in disguise, I ready to small talk?!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Break The Ice

My mom said to me the other day, "People don't like iceberg lettuce, but I do. It gets a bad rap." To which I said, "I love it! It's like eating a glass of water."

So yeah, I like iceberg lettuce.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Question Is How Fast

Usually I would do this on my other blog, but I haven't felt like posting much here lately so here ya go:

1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth? teriyaki noodles.

2. Where was your profile picture taken? Gone With The Wind

3. Can you play Guitar Hero? Yep!

4. Name someone who made you laugh today? Konstantin

5. How late did you stay up last night and why? not really sure because I started reading at about 1120 and then didn't want to look at the time.

6. If you could move somewhere else, would you? yes! I love VA, but I also really want to live in New England.

7. Ever been kissed under fireworks? Nope

8. Which of your friends lives closest to you on your FaceBook list? My roommate:)

9. Do you believe exes can be friends? yes, if you're mature.

10. How do you feel about Dr Pepper? It's kinda my favorite

11. When was the last time you cried really hard? I don't really remember.

12. Who took your profile picture? it's not of me.

13. Who was the last person you took a picture of? some stranger in annapolis, md.

14. Was yesterday better than today? Ummm, maybe. Work sucked yesterday, but home and orchestra was better.

15. Can you live a day without TV? of course

16. Are you upset about anything? sure! am I going to tell you? nope!

17. Do you think relationships are ever really worth it? of course.

18. Are you a bad influence? I can be:)

19. Night out or night in? Out..almost always. i like out and then in.

20. What items could you not go without during the day? lipgloss.

21. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? my grandmother is in a nursing home at a hospital...does that count?

22. What does the last text message in your inbox say? It's from Abbie and about our opening days/concerts.

23. How do you feel about your life right now? there are some things I want!

24. Do you hate anyone? No way, Jose.

25. If we were to look in your Facebook inbox, what would we find? boring stuff.

26. Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass? oh yeah

27. Has anyone ever called you perfect before? yes!

28. What song is stuck in your head? none, i'm watching ANTM

29. Someone knocks on your window at 2:00 a.m., a secret lover or George Clooney? um, most likely a secret lover.

30.Wanna have grandkids before you’re 50? ummmm, no bc i'm 30 so if i have a kid 9 months from now then he/she would be 20 when they had a kid.

31. Name something you have to do tomorrow? meet my dad in alexandria! YAY!

32. Do you think too much or too little? Way. Too. Much.

33. Do you smile a lot? yep

34. How many hours a day do you spend on the computer? depends what i'm doing. i tend to surf around while watching tv.

35. If you could be anyone else for a day, who would you be? Oh wow...I'm not sure. Tony Blair's wife???

36. Facebook or Twitter? FB, I guess.

37. Chicken or Beef? chicken

38. Mac or PC? PC

39. Have you ever punched anyone in the face? not yet

40. Last music received or purchased? Dead Weather and The National

Monday, May 10, 2010


And here is another. Shiver was my favorite book I read last year and Linger is just as good*.

*Perk for working at a bookstore:)


Recently I have seen a lot of trailers for books. I never knew such a thing existed, but I am loving it. This is for a book I just read and loved:

I should mention that this book takes place in Baltimore and involves a boy from Scotland. Ummm, yes.