Friday, January 30, 2009

To each his own... strangely

Heather has 'Crazy of the Day' on her blog, and that's exactly what I thought when I saw this van this morning on my way to work.
If you can't read it, the stickers on the window read, "Jesus is coing back soon. Are you ready?"
I'm not sure I'm ready, but I'm also not sure I believe him. Good for him for utilizing his power of free speech.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Per usual

The more I have going on, the less I blog. Ironic actually - you think that is when I would say the most!
Stay tuned for:
- Beatle Juice @Johnny D's
- Ugly Sweater Party
- life updates

it's like that dream where you forget to wear pants to work

Do you listen to your Ipod/music at work via headphones? Do you ever worry that you will start singing out loud or humming to yourself? Because I do. Worry, that is - not sing out loud or hum. At least - not that I know of. And knowing the people I sit around, they'd tell me if I was. Probably by laughing and pointing.
Anyway - I almost did it today. I was listening to the random playlist of the week and fought the urge to sing 'American Boy' out loud. I feel like randomly singing out loud would be quite embarassing - similar to those dreams where you are at school, work, the bus, etc. without pants, or something.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

For my Boston Commuter friends

Dunkin' Donuts hands out free Charlie cards
via Loaded Gun by Sam Baltrusis on 1/20/09

On Friday, Jan. 23, Dunkin' Donuts teams up with actor Peter Ostrum, the former child star from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," to hand out 10,000 pre-paid Charlie Cards to morning commuters from 7-10 a.m. at Boston's North Station, South Station and Back Bay.

Ostrum will work with Dunkin' Donuts in presenting one lucky commuter with a "Golden Ticket" for a year's worth of Dunkin' Donuts Coffee and a Charlie Card for unlimited subway rides on the T for one year.

Unfortunately, Oompa-Loompas are not eligible for the "Golden Ticket" prize.

To help spread their so-called "Kin' Do" spirit, Dunkin' Donuts is launching a free transportation program in January in Boston and select markets throughout the Northeast.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Let's take a look back

at our exiting President:

Though this all was pretty entertaining, I am happy Obama will be in the White House.

Friday, January 16, 2009


It is super cold here, but at least I am not in Maine! Jen's brother sent this pic to her today. It was -23 in his car. YIKES.


Recently found this blog courtesy of another blog. It is the story of a guy named Matt, whose wife had a baby 3/24/08 and then she died the following day. His blog chronicles his life raising his baby girl, Madeline, mainly by himself. (but with some assistance from family and friends.)
Last weekend, I think I sat down and read about 90% of the past posts, and have since added this to my google reader. I love the way he tells his stories, and he is a fantastic photographer.
Today he launched a website for a foundation in honor of his late wife, that donates money to families that have lost a parent.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Steve in Real Life

Steve Carell buys Massachusetts general store

MARSHFIELD, Mass. – Steve Carell is going from "The Office" to the general store.
Carell, who plays bumbling boss Michael Scott on the NBC sitcom, recently bought the Marshfield Hills General Store. The 45-year-old actor is a part-time resident of the town on Massachusetts' south shore, 25 miles south of Boston.
He put sister-in-law Tish Vivado in charge, but said customers should not be surprised to see him working there on occasion.
"I will be manning the cash register, and stocking the shelves as time permits!" Carell wrote in an e-mail to The Boston Globe.
He said the purchase was more of an "emotional investment than a business one" and an opportunity to preserve a piece of Americana.
The store's previous owner, Sherry Bechtold, said she and her husband, Bob, sold the 155-year-old building and business to Carell after being convinced he wanted it "for the right reasons." She said she wanted to make sure the new owner retained the store's character.
Vivado took over as store manager on Jan. 1.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Awesome ring tone of the day

"What is love" - the song's claim to fame is being featured in the SNL skit(below).

Awesome. Click here to read about ring tones in the office.


No wonder the ride to work today took over an hour.

A dream involving Britney Spear's kids?

I had a weirdo dream last night that I need to discuss.
I got a call that I needed to babysit - which wasn't weird in the dream but is sort of strange bc I haven't babysat in years. So I went over to this house, which was massive and had gates. I get inside and I am at Britney Spears' house. She has been arrested and I have to watch her kids. So I am playing w/ her sons, hanging out. Then, Britney comes home and says it was all a joke, she is not arrested and is laughing a lot. Next, I am sitting in the back of a van, and the doors are open. Someone tied up my hands w/ plastic ties (I saw this happen in an episode of How I met Your Mother at the gym yesterday) but told me it was just for a bit for a radio show. Then I see a guy from a local radio station roaming around the park we are nearby. And the person I am with goes, 'Look - it's the Gunner!'* Then I woke up.

*the Gunner is a fan of the aforementioned radio show - who is always hammered and calls up the show with nonsense comments.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Not with a vampire, or Steve Buscemi as Pierre Pierre, but with me - courtesy of Paula.

1. Do you tell people you know, in real life, about your blog and/or tell them the URL so they can read it if they want?

Yes, but sometimes I think about starting a completely anonymous one so I can full-on vent about everything and talk about whatever I want without having to ever think about censoring it.

2. If you were given the option to have an epic kiss with any famous person, who would it be and why?
I'm going to take this as - you have to have the exact kiss that occurred in the movie scene with that celeb. SO - I will have to go with Brad Pitt in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. There are some pretty good ones in there. However, if you can pick any scene and any actor, I would take the Notebook kiss (the running/jumping one) w/ Christian Bale.

3. If you had the option to swap lives with someone, who would you choose? (Anyone - someone you know, or someone famous)
At this point, I can't say I want to swap lives with anyone. Maybe swap lives with some people I know to get a better idea of what goes on in their world.. but that's about it. (and no, I can't name names)

4. If you were only allowed to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Only one?? I guess I'd have to pick cereal. You can eat it day or night, dry or w/ milk - and there are a ton of varieties so there would be less chance of getting sick of it. My other thought was pizza - but I think that if I had that a few days in a row, I'd get bored quick.

5. Are there any reality tv shows you would consider taking part in?

I used to want to be on Real World - until it got completely out of control and obnoxious. Now, the only one I would consider is Amazing Race. Even if I lost - it'd be cool to travel around. Although it would be a pretty stressful way to see the world.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

X marks the spot

Snow sucks when you have street parking. You have to shovel out a spot and then you leave and risk losing it. In Boston, residents are allowed to reserve parking spots they shoveled out after a snowstorm for 48 hours by placing an object on the pavement. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO MEDFORD. I should know, I called the cops to ask.
Our fantastic* neighbor, who we've dubbed 'Joan Jett' - is marking her spot with cones. It snowed Wednesday, so even if she was allowed to follow the 48 hour rule, it is over now. Things that my friends and I have discussed doing to the cones:
- pouring water on them and hoping they freeze to the street
- putting them on their front porch
- stuffing foul smelling items inside (i.e. dead fish, etc.) so when they put the cones in their trunk the car smells
- removing them and hiding them/throw them away
- burning them (this will not be good for us bc burning plastic smells and is bad for the environment.)

I have yet to bring myself to move the cones, or do anything about it. . partly because I think it is just as petty and immature as Joan Jett putting the cones out in the first place. She is crusin' for a bruisin'.** haha.

*Joan Jett thinks she is entitled to a parking spot in front of her house bc she does not have a driveway. Unfortunately for her, the street is public parking and we all pay for permits to park here. She calls our landlord to complain. our landlord says, put in a driveway - they can park wherever they want. She leaves notes on our cars that say, your car has been in front of my house for 2 days (someone was away for the weekend) please move it since we don't have a driveway and want to park in front of our house. If Joan was sick, or had a disability, I'd be way nicer about it. She is just a b*tch.

** when we were younger and annoying my mom, she'd let us know we were on thin ice by telling us we were "crusin' for a brusin'."


Ridiculous - have you heard of this site - ? Apparently some Duke University grad started it as a forum to anonymously gossip about your school, classmates, etc. I found out about it on, and was disgusted.
People list names of classmates for comments and discussions - and the information can be completely true or completely fabricated, and it's up to the public to form their own opinions. The comments and discussions also cover topics such as where is the best place to live on/off campus, best bars, etc - but that also turns ugly when people comment out of control.
Seriously - why do people find it entertaining to spend their time talking about other people and speculating on their lives? At some point in life, everyone gossips - sometimes innocently, as in - did you hear so and so got engaged. Sometimes maliciously - as in - Did you see person x & person y sitting in the cafeteria? That must mean something is going on between them. Come on. Find something else to do.
In high school - I couldn't wait to leave and get to college where I though petty situations like that might die down a bit. To my disgust, it got worse. When I entered the working world, I thought - Finally the b.s. will stop. Nope, not there either. I am grateful that I am not in college now - because this juicy campus b.s. would be too much to deal with. I'm sure it causes all sorts of unnecessary fights, with people accusing their friends of making comments or whatever. And - it is just mean and hurtful. Why do people think they have the right to post on a forum like this? (Even if it is 'anonymous') If you can't tell someone something to their face that you are telling others - then you probably shouldn't be saying it at all.*

*unless of course you are planning a surprise party or something fun!

Friday, January 2, 2009


I do not understand:
- people who watch your TV on your treadmill at the gym while they have their TV on a different channel. Put on the same channel, then you won't have to crane your neck into my space.
- People who do not wear sports bras while working out.