Thursday, May 30, 2002

Quick way to make yourself feel fatter -- go get an oil change and have the jerk-offs at the place adjust your seat all over the place. They must have adjusted the height, distance from the wheel *and* the back. For 15 minutes of an oil change...was this necessary?!?! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr. OH, not only that, but they vacuumed up all the change from the back seat. It's my wee honesty test, actually. Typically, they move the change from the floor and put it someplace easily seen. No, not this time. Sucked it up (or pocketed it, or both) and tore up the foot pads from the back. OH! and what even pissed me off more...they took the pads up and didn't put them back right and didn't replace the little holders that keep 'em in place. In fact, I don't know where the little plastic circles are..probably sucked up too. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. PO'd, I am.

Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Two second movie review...coming up...Insomnia.

Monday, May 27, 2002

I just returned from a whirlwind day of zoo hoppin', restaurant boppin', and fireworks watchin'. More fun than any human should have in one day. I'm pooped. The fireworks were held over Harriet Island which is directly south of downtown St. Paul, sponsored by an organization that I've never heard of... Melaleuca. Now, when I first heard the advertisements on the radio for this event, I don't believe they mentioned the name of the organization...rather all they mentioned was that this was the BIGGEST fireworks display that Minnesota has ever seen. Well, who can beat that?! Of course I wanted to see it. But then, the thoughts crossed my mind...Melaleuca...what kind of name is that? Biggest display of "fireworks". Hmmm...terrorist plot? Well, that's where my mind went anyway. What a great way to blow people up, I thought. Invite 'em to a "mysterious" Memorial fireworks display and then blow 'em up. Yes, it seems my mind has met paranoia head on. Paranoia in place, I went to the fireworks with Peter...did we go to Harriet Island? Hell no. I didn't wanna blow up. Instead, we went to the wee park near the state capitol grounds that overlooks downtown. A safe distance from a standard bomb. Probably not safe in event of a nuke, but what the hell. We arrived and had plenty of free parking. There were probably 100 other people there...not nearly the crowd that I saw at Harriet Island earlier that evening. So, there we sat on the moist ground watchin' the fireworks (nothing overly spectacular...just a long show) and there was complete silence in the crowd. An eery silence, quite frankly. Luckily someone with a blasting radio came by and played the simulcast music with the show. It didn't seem as creepy. Yay!
So, here I am, back at my computer...ready to finally check out this "mysterious" organization called Melaleuca. I go to the website referenced over there <<---. Now I'm just kind of creeped out in a different way. It's a "Wellness Company". Well, ummm...the site screams gently of brain control. Paranoid? Maybe, but darnit...take a peek. People on the site are much too...ummm...happy and cleansed. "Consumer Direct Marketing" is the key to keeping down costs. I'm SOOOO glad I didn't go down to Harriet Island. My guess is that they were going to do a fair deal of pitching their products. Much like an Amway type company does. Brainwashing through natural cleansing. Aaaaaaaaaaaaack. Gosh, do I sound cynical or what? :-) I hope you all had a good Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 26, 2002

A warm thank you to my anonymous flower sender. I'm not sure what I did to receive the Hallmark thank you bouquet, but you're welcome.

Thursday, May 23, 2002

I gave it a shot. I didn't know if I could do it, but I did it. I tried it...and well, it tastes pretty much like cream soda. Yes, I'm speaking of Vanilla Coke. Not a bad flavor, mind you, but all too similar to cream soda. It might have a slight more "kicky" vanilla flavor, but really, all in all, just cream soda. I suppose the real improvement is more caffeine than cream soda? Dunno. I am still up at 1am, so maybe that is the key?

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

In case you were sitting on the edge of your seat waiting, it appears my Lucy ideas were passed up in the selection process. *pout*
The Fieldmarshal Personality Style -- Ok, so today I took a version of the Keirsey temperment profiler. I am an eNTj. Each time I've taken a test like this, I'm different. Is it hormones or other factors that effect it? I think I should do it every 6 months or so to see how I change. Right now, I'm a fieldmarshal (eNTj). Hmm...sounds a bit too strong for who I feel I really am. *clears throat* "Line up and be counted, dammit." Hmmm...maybe this does fit. :-)

Sunday, May 19, 2002

Two Second Movie Reviews:

  • Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones - Much better than Episode I, and thank gawd, only a couple of minutes of Jar-Jar. If you're a SW fan, this movie will start to fill in many of the pieces of information that you've been trying to figure out for 25 years. It's fun with some painfully corny dialogue, but what else would ya expect? Oh, that's right...watch for Yoda's action seen. Amazed, you will be. A-
  • Unfaithful - Too long and a bit to subtle for it's own good, but this movie still packs a pretty fair emotional hit...oh and a couple of big surprises too. B-
  • About a Boy - Heartwarming, sweet and good humored...pretty much what I expected. You won't be disappointed in this flick! A

Thursday, May 09, 2002

Two Second Movie Reviews:

  • Spider-man - Putting the soul back into action movies! I loved the parts where he was learning how to use his new talents. Very funny at parts...heartwarming at others and always engaging. Fun, fun! A
  • Life or Something Like It - A lightweight mess of a film. Highly forgettable. C
Sheriff: Helder wanted to make 'smiley face' pattern -- Yes, how proud I am of my fellow Minnesotan pipe-bomber. How else could he "wake up" the country with a grin than to blow hands off *and* put a smiley on the map??! A quick peek at the map of discovered pipe bombs, he was well on his way...the two eyes are very distinguishable. The smile, well, that didn't quite work out. Ah well. You know what's interesting 'bout unbalanced people is that they're *almost* normal. They have good ideas and then *blammo* something just goes awry.