Completely incoherent ramblings about shoes, food and being in love.

Friday, February 24, 2006


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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Four Things

Thanks to Kelly I have something to write about today!

Four jobs I've held:

1. Bartender @ Rosie's in Chester, England and The Corn Crib in Gap, PA
2. I was a cool kid and I worked in a record store. Well, I worked in the music department at Borders. I guess that's kind of an allegory of my life...almost cool but still a nerd.
3. Structural Designer at current employer, a.k.a. most boring job ever
4. Pizza delivery grrl

Four movies I can watch over and over:

1. Sliding Doors. B-movie with Gwenyth Paltrow. Fab!
2. Spaceballs, need I say more?
3. Super Troopers
4. Kubrik's entire catalog. Including but not limited to: Eyes Wide Shut, Clockwork Orange, 2001, etc.

Four places I've lived:

1. Hockessin, Delaware
2. London-ish, England (If I said Thorpe, England would you know where that was?)*
3. New Orleans, Louisiana
4. Hobbie, Pennsylvania

Four TV shows I obsess over:

1. Scrubs
2. Gilmore Girls
3. How I Met Your Mother
4. The O.C.

I could go on and sad that t.v. is my life

Four Family Vacations I've been on (does that mean with Mom and Dad? or husband? Hm, I'll do both):

1. Brekenridge, CO (parents)
2. Key West, FL (husband)
3. Everywhere, Europe (parents)
4. San Pancho, Mexico (husband)

Four of my favorite fast food dishes:

Moe's Burritos
2. Chicken McNuggets w/honey
3. Bacon double cheeseburger. The sandwich that destroyed my vegetarianism. "
It's not REAL meat, surely it doesn't count."
4. French Slam from Dennys

Four sites I visit daily:

1. My Blogroll
3. Patterson Schwartz Real Estate (just in case I win the lottery I like to know what's on the market)
4. MySpace

Four places I would rather be right now:

1. On a beach
2. With Colin
3. NYC (but minus the 29" of snow that they have currently)
4. London

Consider Yourself Tagged!

*Funny Side Story:
When my college roommate Janet received her roommate assignment information, her Mom called to let her know. In a bit of a panic she read off:

Jessica Howell, UK

Well, her Mom thought the UK meant Ukraine and she was afraid I wouldn't speak any English. Janet corrected her and all was well, but I always found it to be a humorous story.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Damn Groundhog

Suuuure it's going to snow. I believe the weatherpeople, they're alllways right.

Weatherpeoples prediction: 8-12"

My prediction: 3-5"

Actual snowfall: 16"
Weatherpeople: 1
Me: 0

Yup, we got blanketed in this weekend. It's great to be stuck indoors all weekend with the hubby and the kitties. Hot chocolate, fireplaces, and cheesy movies. Just not so much in your parents basement. I don't know, it kinda takes the romance out of it, call me crazy.

Especially annoying thing #517, smoking outside (cause maybe I forgot to tell you, but that whole quitting thing lasted until I was standing outside of the smoldering ashes of my home at which point, give me a fucking cigarette!) (oh and, we're not smokers, we're just going through a hard time) (no really, I swear)

Smoking outside is even more uber-annoying when it is a blustery 15 degrees outside and snow is coming at you sideways. Not happy drunk on wine sideways either. Which there was a little of that this weekend too, but when is there not?

"All of this snow has made us tired. goodnight"

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

First step to crazy-ville

I have a terrible confession to make. I don't think that I should be allowed to drive at night. Why? Because I hallucinate. Only at night though. And dusk. And dawn. Really, any time that it's not light out. I have recently discovered that I have this problem. Or more likely, I have recently admitted to this problem.

It started out innocently enough. A leaf fluttering across the road would look like a mouse. An oddly shaped tree would appear human like. Now it has taken on new forms. I see bizarre things that you would only see in the Serengeti or Alaska. Two nights ago while Colin was driving, I saw a giraffe. No seriously, I thought there was a giraffe in the road. In Delaware. Home to the insanly large population of exactly zero giraffes. Upon arriving at the point in the road where the giraffe was standing, I noticed that there was nothing. No wayward branches or discarded ladders. Just asphalt. This was a new twist in my situation. This time there was nothing there for me to mistake for something else.

About four years ago, I was in the car with a friend driving down a fairly major road. It's one of those highways with two lanes either direction separated by a grassy median. On either side of the road it is heavily wooded. Out of the woods on the left hand side a man came running from the trees holding a gun in his hand with his arm fully extended, pointing directly at our car. We were the only car around, and it was dark. Both of us ducked down in fear, and kept going. No eyes on the road. At the time, I was on the phone with Janet, and no I wasn't the one driving. The next day, I was flying down to visit her in New Orleans and I was securing airport pickups and whatnot. Janet is my proof in this story that I wasn't hallucinating. Only now, I am a little worried that maybe I was.

I unfortunately don't remember the way the events of the moment unfolded. Perhaps I yelled, "There is a man with a gun running at us!" which in turn caused the both of us to duck. Or perhaps she saw it too and we both ducked instinctively. Or maybe she is the one that saw the lone gunman, and she warned my unobservant ass that, hello? duck bitch or you might die! When I asked her about it, she had no recollection of it ever even happening which, makes me that much crazier.

My hallucinating may of may not be years in the making. There may of may not have been a random man trying to kill us. There certainly was no giraffe in the road. I am perhaps certifiably crazy. My recommendation to you? Always offer to drive at night if you are with me. Otherwise you may end up careening off of a cliff while I swerve to avoid the machete wielding chimpanzee in my peripheral.