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Friday, February 13, 2009

9:54AM - Deflower

I am not a "flowers girl."

They look pretty and fresh for about 5 seconds before they wilt & die, their water gets all scummy, and then they litter your table with their death.

They way they brighten a room is far outweighed by this demise. So, unless you are rich and can pay someone to upkeep them, what's the point?

Also, give me chocolate over flowers any day. Chocolates I can eat, hoard, and eat. But flowers...what do you do with them? Put them aside and deal with them later? Put them out right away? There's vase finding and then placement finding, and finally flower arranging to be done.

And frankly, unless they're considerably ugly, I think every kind is just fine. Roses, carnations, all the same to me.

Like I said: Not a flowers girl.

And yet today a lot of women are getting flowers delivered to their cubicle, and I have to wonder—given my stance and feelings on the matter—why I want some, too.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

12:39PM - Storm Warnings

Snow is expected to over spread the region from southwest to northeast between 4 am and 8 am Wednesday morning. Once the snow begins, it may fall heavily at times during the morning. Snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour will be possible during the morning. The snow will quickly accumulate on roadways resulting in poor visibilities and hazardous travel.

The snow will begin during the rush hour so it will have an impact on the morning commute everywhere.

The potential continues for 4 to 7 inches of snow. The best chance of the higher amounts will be closest to the Massachusetts turnpike. It does appear that enough warm mid level air will come into areas south of the Massachusetts turnpike to result in a change to rain across. A tenth to one quarter inch of ice accretion is possible on top of the snow.

Anyone traveling on Wednesday should be prepared for rapidly deteriorating conditions with snow covered roadways and poor visibilities.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

11:04AM

The other day Strange_Cube posted about the snow. And I have to say, I agree.

A couple of days worth of slogging through the snow is fine. Doing that every several weeks in the winter is expected. But this—it snows, it freezes, it melts, it freezes, it snows on top of the ice...

It's morbidly funny the once or twice the ground freezes and everyone has to crawl everywhere on their hand and knees. But this is relentless. I've taken to having to give myself an extra 5+ minutes to get places because I know I'll either be going the long way to circumvent a particularly treacherous patch, or I'll be very gingerly padding across a slick on which I've found myself.

It's just no good.

I'm tired of my boots leaking and my feet getting wet; I'm tired of the mud slush coating my pants; I'm tired of never being rid of the salt deposits on my apartment floor; I'm tired of digging through snow drifts to get to my trashcans; I'm tired of everything being slippery.

I'm not saying I'm tired of winter, or even of the East Cost; but enough with the inclement weather already!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

10:00AM - Careful out there guys

Winter Storm Warning:

WIND CHILL VALUES WILL ALSO FALL TO INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS THIS AFTERNOON AND NEGATIVE SINGLE DIGITS TONIGHT. YOU SHOULD WEAR LAYERED CLOTHING AS WELL AS SCARVES... HATS AND MITTENS IF HEADING OUTSIDE.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

2:14PM - Merry Christmas from the A.R.T. FOH staff

We made this for Tracy, the company manager:

Thursday, December 11, 2008

8:46PM - Yeah, I'm awesome.

Got my tree home and up my stairs by myself—in my shopping cart, no less. Rar.

Who's motherfucking awesome?

Friday, December 5, 2008

12:01AM - How goth am I?

I'm so goth that I have a vitamin D difficeincy. Seriously. I need to take supplements.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

2:35AM - Twilight

*SQUEE*

Sunday, November 16, 2008

6:23PM - WTF?

Christopher Nolan being sued by Batman
The mayor of the city of Batman, Turkey, is suing the director and studio
Access Hollywood
updated 8:13 p.m. ET, Tues., Nov. 11, 2008

Batman has battled quite a few foes over the years, including The Joker, The Riddler, Two Face and The Penguin.

But now, the Caped Crusader could have a new enemy, the city of Batman.

The mayor of the real city of Batman — an oil-producing city in southeast Turkey — is reportedly suing “Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros., seeking royalties from this summer’s box-office blockbuster, according to Variety.

In his lawsuit, Huseyin Kalkan, the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party mayor of Batman, is accusing Nolan and the studio of using the city’s name without permission.

“There is only one Batman in the world,” Kalkan said. “The American producers used the name of our city without informing us.”

According to Variety, Kalkan is compiling a series of charges against the director and Warner Bros., which owns the right to the Batman character.

Among the charges are a claim that the use of the Batman name is to blame for several unsolved murders and a high female suicide rate, based on the psychological impact that the film’s success has had on the city’s inhabitants, Variety reported.

Kalkan claims he has evidence, which will show the city of Batman was founded before the 1939 debut of Bob Kane’s DC Comics superhero by the same name.

When contacted by Variety, a spokesperson for Warner Bros. said they have not been served with any lawsuit yet by Kalkan.

“We are only aware of this claim via press reports and have not seen any actual legal action,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

To date, “The Dark Knight,” starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, has grossed over $994 million worldwide.

Copyright 2008 by NBC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

10:27PM

Can't decide if this vid is ridiculous or ridiculously awesome.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

11:32AM - W00t

I can't remember an election feeling more like a party than a civic duty.

Too young to get jazzed about Clinton, and in '00 I turned 18 three weeks too late to vote. In '04 no one stayed up to watch election coverage (let alone gathered together to celebrate) because it was just too darn depressing.

Also in '04 I did absentee for PA b/c I knew my vote would matter more there than in MA, so this was the first year I've been to an actual polling place. (And it was exciting up until I had to run back to my place and get proof of address.)

This year I also had the luck to spend election night with friends and up to the minute coverage. The energy in the room when everyone realized that, way ahead of schedule, Obama had won was what I can only imagine sports fans feel when "their team" wins. This instead of waking up the next day and dreading to read who the country picked as Commander in Chief.

America has proven it has more than one voice. Here here to all of those who voted for the first time or who voted their conscience rather than their designated party.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

11:50PM - Philadelphia Phillies win World Series

So, many of you may or may not know that tonight Philadelphia's baseball team broke their own curse of sorts.

For manymanymany years, it was an unwritten law that no building could be higher than the William Penn statue on the top of city hall. Then one year, as the law was not actual law, builders constructed taller buildings.

Since then the Phillies haven't won one World Series.

This year the clamor over this was so great that the Comcast Building (now the tallest), put a replica of the statue on it's building.

And then the Phillies won.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

3:15AM - Google's mail goggles

I thought it was hilarious that Google had decided to put a function on their program that requires mailers to solve logic problems within certain hours in order to send email.

That was until I tried to send mail then. And I was prompted with not a logic problem, but MATH EQUATIONS. Ha. Ha. Ha.

Math, why must you taunt me so?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

3:06PM - Blonde sues L'Oreal over brown dye

Woman says dye ruined her hair, but judge gives her the brush-off
The Associated Press
updated 11:36 a.m. ET, Wed., Oct. 8, 2008

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A Connecticut judge has given the brush-off to a blonde woman's lawsuit claiming L'Oreal Inc. ruined her social life when she accidentally dyed her hair brunette with one of its products.

Charlotte Feeney of Stratford says she can never return to her natural blonde hue, a shock that left her so traumatized she needed anti-depressants.

She says she suffered headaches and anxiety, missed the attention that blondes receive and had to stay home and wear hats most of the time.

A Superior Court judge dismissed Feeney's 2005 lawsuit Monday, saying she never proved her allegation that L'Oreal put brown hair dye in a box labeled as blonde. The company also had disputed the claim.

Feeney referred questions on Wednesday to her attorney, David Laudano, who has declined to comment.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

1:38PM - Sometimes I miss my dad

Especially when the toilet gets clogged. And I'm not talking about a little but clogged where a bottle of drain-o and a plunger will do...no, I'm talking like, a plumber's snake is all that will fix the problem kind of clog.

Or when the storm window is stuck. I'm not that hefty, and sometimes those things need a little bit of heft, especially when it appears that the guiders are rusted and holding the window firmly in place.

And when I need a straight line drawn. I don't know why, but even with a drafting board T, I cannot manage to draw a straight line. Many an elementary school project was accomplished with the aid of my dad's straight lines. And many a picture that now hangs on my walls is crooked for lack of that talent.

Not that I can't fix a multitude of household issues myself (I can re-screen a window, thankyouverymuch), but sometimes there are somethings that require my dad's expertise.

2:02AM - Unemployment

The days are beginning to bleed together. I could've sworn it today was Monday. But no no...it was Tuesday. And I'm still not quite sure what I did with Sunday. I've filled out a lot of forms and been on hold for a lot of time...but it's weird to be so disconnected to actual time. D'ya think this is really how it's meant to be?

I feel like I should be going out...but to where...to do what? It's not like I can spend money. And it's not mild out anymore. Blarg.

Am watching The Piano again.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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