Thursday, March 30, 2006

What I Really Want

I leave for Seattle tomorrow. Way early. Early as in my flight leaves at 6:50am kind of early. Tomorrow I'll look at a district I might work at next school year. I don't know if I want to work there. I probably won't know still even after I look at the school and meet people. Because I never know what I want. For example, what do I want to wear tomorrow for the big day? I don't know. I just don't know...

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Me, Me, Me

In response to H...

Five Movies You Can Watch Over and Over:
1. Bringing Up Baby
2. Sleepless in Seattle
3. Christmas Vacation
4. Joe Versus the Volcano
5. Mixed Nuts

Five embarrassing Songs that You Know All the Words To:
1. "Hero" by Mariah Carey
2. "Cleanin Out My Closet" by Eminem
3. "Ice, Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice
4. "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Mette Midler
5. "You're So Vain" by Carley Simon

Five Memorable Halloween Costumes:
1. Clown, ages 5-12 (my mom made it so she made me wear it until I outgrew it... I never did)
2. Blade, age 21?
3. Punk Rocker, age 22?
4. Piece of Pizza, age 25
5. Spirit of Christmas, age 25

Five Celebrities You Believe May Secretly be Alien:
1. Kelly Osbourne
2. Britney Spears' baby
3. Ryan Seacrest
4. Michael Jackson
5. Tom Cruise

Five Occupations that You Know You Could Never Do:
1. Military anything. I have a problem with weapons.
2. Custodian/Garbage Woman. I throw up easily.
3. Politician. I'm wishy washy.
4. Telemarketer/Door-to-Door Salesman. Terrifying. Seriously.
5. Construction. I don't do heavy-lifting or sign-lifting

Five Books You've Recently Read Outside of Schoolwork:
1. An Idiot Girl's Christmas, Laurie Notaro
2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
3. The Penultimate Peril, Lemony Snicket
4. Ramona Forever, Beverly Cleary
5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling

Five Ways to Perfectly Spend an Afternoon:
1. Playing catch
2. At the park
3. Walking
4. In a book store
5. With a good book

Five Lines You Blatantly Stole From a Movie, TV, a Commercial, or Song:
1. "I just wish you weren't such a liar" - Will Ferrell, SNL
2. "Surprised? If I woke up with my head sewn to the carpet I wouldn't be more surprised than I am right now." - Christmas Vacation
3. "I like whispering too!" - Elf
4. "I want! I want! I need! I need!" - "What About Bob?"
5. "I invented the piano key neck-tie! What've you got?? Nothing! NOTHING!!" - Zoolander

Not Your 5 Favorite Foods, But the 5 You're Most Likely Eating:
1. Diet Pepsi
2. Chips and Salsa
3. Chocolate Slim Fast
4. Snickers Bar
5. Salad

Five People Who Must Immediately Respond:
1. Ritz
2. Nama
3. Ann-Marie
4. Leah
5. Jon

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Happy Holi

I went to the Krishna Temple last night to celebrate Holi. Here are some pictures from the event. We threw color on each other, danced around a huge bon fire, chanted and danced. I think I love it.

Saturday, March 18, 2006


I called my mom tonight.

She made me listen to her dog snore.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

It's Over!

We're through! Utah and I are done! We're breaking up! My eyes are puffy. I didn't sleep because apparantly I'm sick. And I'm grouchy. And all crampy. And I fell asleep with wet hair so my hair's all big and frumpy. And I had to wear my glasses today because my contacts couldn't squeeze between my puffy eyes. I'm ugly frump girl who may or may not stink because my nose is too stuffed to smell.

And THEN do you know what happened? I walked outside. Comforting, warm, lovely, healing Spring is just around the corner but it was SNOWING! And not just a little bit. A LOT! A LOT! A LOT!! And so Utah and I are THROUGH! THROUGH! THROUGH!! I've had it! We're done!! Adios! Take your promises of hot summers, your uncannily large population of single men and your cheap rent and GO!

Thursday, March 02, 2006


Last night I dreamed that I was a waitress. A brand new to the job sort of waitress. I had no idea what was on the menu, what drinks we offered or where the kitchen was.

I came in and was directed to serve a table by the wall. There was a young couple there. I asked them if I could get them something to drink. The guy started to talk and ordered what sounded like five drinks, although he got frustrated when I didn't know when the name of one drink ended and another started. I decided to just write it down and ask a kitchen staff person once I found it.

I turned to find the kitchen, turned back to the table for just a moment and realized that four more people were there. I decided to take their drinks down so I could get them all at once. Got the orders, turned for a moment and five more people were there.

By the end of the dream, the table was as long as a banquet hall and it was filled with angry customers. I couldn't get the orders down right, I kept losing the little slips of paper which would fall to the floor and then disappear, people at one end of the table would take forever deciding while people on the opposite end grew restless.

I didn't fill a single order all night and I'll bet that if I had stayed around long enough my tip would have been a bucket of tar and feathers.

I'm not a great dream analyzer. But I don't think I need to be. The message of this dream is clear.

I should never be a waitress.