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Teenage dramas

February 1, 2008

I love teenage dramas. I don’t exactly know why. Maybe it’s the predictable plot lines or the actors and actresses portraying a character 10 years younger, either way, I love them.

Remember Beverly Hills 90210? Party of Five? Dawsons Creek? Felicity?

This week as I’ve been working, instead of listening to music I’ve been listening/watching Felicity.   Oh, you remember Felicity – Felicity was played by Keri Russell. She follows her high school crush Ben to New York for college, Noel was her resident adviser who falls for her, she ends up having to choose between Noel and Ben at the end of the first season, and at the beginning of season two she cuts her hair.

I’m listening/watching to one right now – season 2, episode 9.


January resolutions

January 30, 2008

My plan for January was to work on the following resolutions:

  • Develop a healthier diet (not to start until the husband and I get home from our little vaca).
  • Learn to listen to the people around me and retain the information.
  • Spend less time surfing the internet.

How did I do? Hmm . . . not so bad, not so good.

Develop a healthier diet – I probably did the best with this one, despite the fact that I only started working on it halfway through the month. Yes, there was the one night when my brother brought home donuts and I didn’t even think before I shoved a glazed one into my mouth. There was also the bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and a snack that involved some, okay a pound, of Velveeta cheese.

Learn to listen to the people around me and retain the information – Some progress was made here, but I think we’re going to put this one on February’s list as well (and quite possibly every month for the rest of the year) because there’s a lot for me to do in this department.

Spend less time surfing the internet – This was a complete failure. I don’t feel that I am completely to blame, however, what with all these celebrities having babies and Britney’s antics. Hi, my name is Pam, and i am addicted to celebrity gossip.

At the request of the husband

January 29, 2008

After watching this episode of scrubs the husband told me that if he is ever in the hospital, this is the treatment he would want.

The second chin hair

January 28, 2008

Since it is such a popular topic I feel that I must announce that yesterday evening I found another black hair growing on my chin.  For those keeping count, this is my second and yes, I promptly plucked it.

Kitty cat videos

January 27, 2008

Every once and a while I rediscover you tube and spend hours watching videos instead of doing my work. This generally happens when I have a large task on my plate, for instance say something like ‘write thesis.’ Since I like to share, here are some of my favorites.

The news with Smiley Muffin the Cat, episode one*:

*if you enjoyed that, there also is episode two exposing the wonder of “kitten biscuits” and episode three where things get just a bit crazy.

Amazingly true to life animated short about what waking up is like when you coexist with cats:

A cat’s fascination with the swirling water of a toilet:

Our beloved Sweet Pea showing off her pointy teeth:


January 26, 2008

Last night was the first night in a long time that I can actually recall some of my dreams.

Let’s see . . . one dream involved my father spilling fresh vegetables next to the condoms in the freezer and another included a trip to a waste treatment plant where two of my friends and I went on a ride that involved raw sewage. And those were the normal ones.

I think I preferred it when I didn’t remember my dreams.

Quotes from Scrubs that I can identify with

January 26, 2008

Carla: Turk, it’s okay if I keep my name once we’re married, right?
Turk: Yeah. We’ll just have one of those modern marriages where then man and woman don’t love each other.

Elliot: Carla, how did you get so good at being mean?
Carla: It gets easier when you’re married.

Elliot: My dad’s coming in to town for a conference tomorrow.
Carla: You don’t seem that stressed out.
Elliot: Well, I haven’t pooed in six days.

Keith: I love you.
Elliot: I love you, too.
Jordan: Woah, what the hell was that?
Elliot: I finally told Keith I loved him.
Jordan: Now that you’ve said what he wants to hear, he doesn’t have to work for it! It’s like when guys are really trying to sleep with you. When you finally give it up, there are no more flowers. Next thing you know, it’s twenty years later, and you’re standing over him while he sleeps, your third Martini in one hand and a steak knife in the other. And sure, he’s taken a sleeping pill so you can slice his arm open a little bit without waking him up. But it’s not satisfying. And you know why? Because you’ve lost the power.

Elliot: Well isn’t that just the pickle on the giant crap sandwich that is my day.

Carla: You can deny you like her all you want. But, I know for a fact, that every time you guys are done playing racquetball or having a conversation or whatever it is you crazy kids are calling it, you like nothing more than to just lie next to Jordan and watch her sleep.
Dr. Cox: It would be impossible for me to lie next to Jordan. She sleeps hanging from a ramp in the ceiling, wrapped in a cocoon of her own wings.