Monday, March 28, 2005

Ignore my sanity for the last time

That's my emo-fied name, don't wear it out! (via The Thighmaster)

Surprisingly, Teddy's emoniker is Bleed my revenge as revenge, not the previoulsy suspected Seven inches to pain.

Singles Schmingles

Raise your hand if you've seen Singles. Seeing as how this movie came out when I was in middle school, I didn't really care about the lives of a bunch of twentysomethings because I was too worried about the pegs coming out of my jeans or obsessing over how much food was stuck in my braces. Just recently, however, I watched the movie, thinking I would really be able to relate to these people trying to puzzle their post-collegiate lives together. As Leah noted in her post below, I also just finished reading Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman. In one chapter, he touches on Singles, noting how old and mature Kyra Sedgewick, Bridget Fonda and Campbell Scott act for supposedly moronic early twentysomethings. He expands, explaining he and his peers first saw the movie when in came out in 1992. Klosterman and crew were all in college and the story seemed like a logical mark up of what they could expect once they got out of school. Upon reviewing the movie a few years later when he was supposedly in the characters' same shoes, he found the thought of dealing with crazy dating services, pregnancy and even having your own garage-door opener implausible.

Ahh, reading that made me feel so much better.

I just saw this movie as a twentysomething for the first time, and my main challenges are collecting furnture that didn't come from my parents' basement--or even worse a street corner--and trying to eek a few more years out of my loud and long-suffering car. Garage door opener? Please. I won't even spring for a reserved spot in a carport. That money's earmarked for grad school loan payments and highly impractical shirts I don't need to buy because I can't wear them into the office. While the movie was entertaining and Cameron Crowe certainly doesn't disappoint with the music (dated but still not bad), I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who couldn't relate.

Geez, as I'm writing this, one of the field reps just came into my office and pulled my ponytail (as he tries to do on a semi regular basis). It makes me want to elbow him in the nose! Yeah, I know he resents the fact I was still in high school when he started working here, but does he have to make me feel anymore infantile? And the people here wonder why I keep on chopping off my hair! No wonder I can't relate to this damn movie.

New Blog?

I love looking at Alison's media choices over on the side bar. I love rogue wave...(any chance you could send me some mp3s on gmail ali???) AND i have been wanting to read Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs for a while... actually ive been wanting ot read ANYTHING for a while but haven't had the time/energy.

SO---I wonder if we should start a new blog that is all about what we're Reading, Listening, and Looking at. Anyone interested? We could just post the music were liking this week, the media (be it books mags, blogs, etc) that were reading this week and the movies or shows that we're watching. It would be nice to only have to post once a week b/c i think it's getting hard for all of us to blog..too busy etc and not sure what to write about.

Is anyone interested in that? If so, we should have a naming session.

Hope your mondays are going smoothly.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Why the Long Face?


This site I Hate Horses cracks me up.
Does anyone remember the girls in grade school that were all obsessed with horses and had Lisa Frank folders with scary uicorns and drew horses all day? I was a weird kid, but those girls were really messed up.

Come to think of it, Lisa Frank was pretty messed up anyway.
Exhibit A:


and B:

Look at those junkie cheerleader eyes! No wonder so many kids are on drugs these days.


That's it. I rest my case.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

I'm Back like Scoliosis

Hello again! I haven’t been blogging in a while because of all of the busy/apathy/lack of inspiration in my life. I do, however, feel like a saint because I was just wrapping up a post when fucking Safari quit on me like it does a million times a day (if you were planning to comment and tell me to get Firefox, shut it). Anyway, all was lost and I got right back on to recreate some posting magic.

I still don’t have much to say, and I can’t think of anything better, so here are pictures of famous people I think look alike. Nothing too groundbreaking Welcome to Two for Wednesday:

How much does Crispin Glover (aka George McFly)


look like Interpol’s Carlos D?

Ehh, ehh? I think so!

Ok, how about Kirsten Dunst


…and Dominique Swain?

Not bad. Here’s a not so interesting fact:
Dominique’s lookalike sister Chelse played one of Lisbon sisters in The Virgin Suicides, starring Kirsten Dunst. Here’s a picture of them:

(Chelse is on the right.)

On another note, bow funny would it be if Kirsten Dunst married Fred Durst and they changed their last name to Durnst?

Oh man, I looked it up on Google and it looks like someone else had the same idea:

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Need a Song

Hey girls and Boys:

I need a rap or hip hop song (past or present) thats about New York City. My fav is Rakim "New York" that was on the boiler room soundtrack...but if you can think of anything else I'd love suggestions.

You all rule.

Monday, March 14, 2005

The Last to Know



What's Rockin' My World Right Now:
3) I discovered a cure for the allergies that have been driving me crazy, despite what everyone says about Arizona's dry heat being great for allergies. And that cure is...bee pollen! Random, I know (and nasty as hell to chew, so i just swallow it up), but it works. Anything not to have to stuff my purse with a bunch of tissues every time I leave the house like a grandma.
2) All of the citrus trees are blooming so it smells so damn good outside (except for when I'm driving by the sewage treatment plant...that's a whole different story).
1) I'm on spring break! Yay for the college schedule...Natasha gets here in a couple hours for some fun in the sun.
And related to #1...I'm watching TRL for the first time in months, and Lindsay Lohan's craptastic video is on. I'd heard it sucks, but man...where are her friends to tell her she's embarrassing herself? "Don't wanna be the last to know"...how deep. Too bad that you're gonna be the last to know that you CAN'T SING!

Steph, I'm Here for You...

But guess what? I really have nothing exciting to write about. Let me see what I can conjure up...

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Where Are You?

Hi Ladies, I posted last Sunday and that was the last post! Where are you all? I know you have fun and interesting things to say!

I have a little tidbit of info to blog about. Last Thursday I was at a clients house in Haughville (the area a little west and south of IUPUI) when I got up to leave and I noticed that my car was surrounded by police vehicles. Being brave or crazy I headed out the door with my client in tow to see what was going on. Apparently, the house next door to them was a known crack house/prostitution house. MMMMmmmm, lovely. I then talked to one of the police officers explaining my car was blocked in and could he please tell me when I might be able to move my car. He replied, "When we get done" Oh, so helpful Mr. Policeman. So, I headed back in to my clients house, having no where else to go, and played a couple rounds of Uno with him. Does anyone know why I do this job, cause I am really starting to question my sanity.

Ok, there is my post! Someone else better post by next Sunday or else!

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Not so young anymore...

On Wednesday I turned 25. I feel older. No, I am not going to start eating dinner at 4:30pm and going to bed at 8pm, but I do feel that 25 is a bit older sounding. Anyway, Saturday night I went out on the town for a girl's night out with some friends. We got all ready, ate some tasty Qdoba and then began the drinking. I had many drinks over the course of the evening. I started with some mixed drinks at my friend's apartment, then some martinis at a bar. Then we took a cab into Broadripple, where I had a few beers and a shot! Somewhere along the evening I also smoked some cigarettes, something I really never do, but I was a little drunk at this point. Finally around 4am we made it back to my friends house and went to sleep on the couches, floor, and for me the blow-up mattress. I also talked to my brother-in-law Peter at about 3:30 in the morning according to my cell phone, although I do not remember the conversation. Then morning hit. UGH I sounded like an old man from my smoking and yelling and I felt like dog poo. I am seriously getting too old for that kind of night. I had a ton of fun, but man it is going to take me a couple days to fully recover. So, don't post any comments about how 25 isn't old, because I know that, but damn it is getting harder and harder to stay up almost all night and drink a lot. I know someone out there can feel my pain, which I am still feeling. I can't wait to go to bed and sleep it off!

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Uganda



Think back to what you were doing when you were 19. I think most of us would have to admit that it didn't have much to do with anything other than hanging out with friends and scooting by through college. And this is why I was so impressed by three 19 year old guys from California who decided to go to Uganda and shoot a documentary on what was happening to the people there, particularly the children. If you're not too familiar with it (I wasn't really), children in Uganda are being abducted in the middle of the night by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA). They are forced to join the ranks and brutalize their own families and tribe.

So, the guys are back from Uganda now and travelling around showing their not-quite-finished film. I saw it at ASU Monday night, and it really blew me away. Every now and I again I need something to put my life in perspective, something to make me realize how ridiculous I am for complaining about having to get up early or sitting through 6 hours of class. And this movie did it, that's for sure. The guys are going back to Uganda in a couple of weeks to try and interview both the president of Uganda and the leader of the LRA to put their perspectives into the film, and then they'll edit the film and it's going to be released this Christmas. But don't fret...you don't have to wait that long to see it. You can order your very own copy of the DVD www.invisiblechildren.com. And I really hope you do! Order yourself a copy, show it to as many people as you can, raise some awareness of the issue (and some money!). The guy who was there talking to us about the film equated not doing anything to knowing what was going on in Nazi Germany but opting not to help...once you see the film for yourself, I think you'll agree.

Another interesting tidbit...this is going to be the next bracelet campaign! Target, Starbucks, and Urban Outfitters have agreed to carry beaded bracelets with the name "Tony" on them. Tony is one of the kids they interviewed in the film, and they have footage of him asking one of the filmmakers not to forget about him. Of course they promised not to, and now who knows how many people will end up sporting a bracelet with his name on it...it's crazy how things work out!

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