Friday, October 31, 2008

Haiku Halloween Friday

Happy Halloween!!
Hope you're having ghoulish fun.
Wearing a costume?

Coworkers made me
carrot cupcakes, pumpkin pie
and bought me candy.

Birthday party, soon!
So many festivities!
Yay for birthday fun!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

World Series, etc.

Had my board meeting this morning so that's a load off now that it is over with!
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What's new with you guys, anyways? I feel like we never talk anymore. Ha!
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Do you do the whole pumpkin carving thing? Me, not so much. I do love me a pumpkin though.
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I have two pals running the marathon this weekend. Can you imagine? I cannot.
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Did you guys see Will Ferrell as W on SNL last Thursday? Man that cracks me up.
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So, congrats to the Phillies! I was rooting for the Tampa Bay Rays but in the end was glad the Phillies won. I mean I was happy for their fans who are long suffering. Next year maybe the Rays will go all the way. Or maybe the Yankees will actually make it to the playoffs.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Misc. Items

  • Was hit in the face by hail this morning.That's funny for October.
  • Saw the promo for Season five of LOST. Can't wait, man! It's been a long time!
  • I miss training for my breast cancer walk. I'm going to have to do it again!
  • Halloween is coming up - what are you going to be? What are you going to do? I swear, there are lots of things I don't understand in this world but peeps who don't celebrate Halloween - that I'll never understand. It's a holiday about dressing up and eating candy. Hello! What could possibly be wrong with that?
  • I've got my menu planned for my party on Saturday. So excited!
  • I also cleaned out my closet yesterday. Let me tell you, throwing away some of those clothes felt like getting new ones. You know what I mean? So liberated, dude. I had some big ass pants that are GONE forever!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Last night

I was thinking about my first teaching assistant for my first class at UC Berkeley.

She was this horribly dumpy lady. My first paper was so shoddily written it wasn't even funny. She wrote on my paper that it wasn't even worth an F and I would never graduate from UC Berkeley. Nice lady, huh?

I saw her years later at the Bear's Lair (careful with that link if you have speakers!) and she had dropped out of her PhD program.

I always thought that was funny cuz I totally graduated and she didn't.

It's raining like crazy here today.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Sun!

Happy Birthday Sun. I love you so much it's not even funny.

Numbers!

Since Friday, since we last spoke, in the past three days, I:
  • Had two guests stay at my apartment for one night.
  • Played three games of pass the pigs.
  • Made 120 calls for Barack Obama and spoke with about twenty people.
  • Had nine people at my apartment to decorate forty-one sugar skulls.
  • Took part in the tail end of a birthday Brooklyn bar crawl and visited three Brooklyn Bars: the Brazen Head, Pete's Ale House, and Last Exit.
  • Bought six pounds of powdered sugar and made royal icing out of it so people could decorate their skulls.
  • Found that I only had three quarters and therefore could not do the laundry.
  • Watched part of two world series games - I guess the Phillies are the team to beat, huh??
  • Watched the California Golden Bears beat the heck out of UCLA by a score of forty-one to twenty.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Haiku Friday

Party prep weekend!
Decorating and planning.
Oh, and some painting.

Been crazy busy
at work this week. I guess its
job security.

Gorgeous fall weather.
Crisp and lovely, jackets and
cute boots. Yay New York!

Gratuitious Niece and Nephew Pictures


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lucky


Poor BFF. We're both just working throughout the day, throwing the occasional email back and forth. Not much thought goes into them, it's something to do whilst working away. You know the drill. Perhaps?

Well sometimes she says things and I get so irate back and she really doesn't mean anything bad by them at all. And I'm not really irate, really, I just let my mouth go and there you have it.

It sometimes has to do with the word "Luck."

Peeps loves to use that word and I don't like it one bit. Cuz I think being lucky has only a little bit to do with everything we end up with in life.

For example, I am not lucky that I have a good job. I have a good job because I have like a million degrees and I work my ass off.

I am lucky I was born in America, though, because that's just luck of the draw, right?

I don't think I'm lucky that I'm married to Babe. I think that was fate or destiny or just being in an awesome relationship that we both take very seriously, but I don't think it's luck.

I am lucky he didn't go to Cal Tech, cuz then I never would have met him.

Is that true? Do you guys feel lucky when you arrive at your desk in the morning? What a stroke of luck that I've landed in this position! Or do you feel you've earned it? What about sig others? Do you feel lucky you are in the relationship you're in or do you feel you've got something real going on that took a lot of time?

What's luck got to do with it anyways?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nightmare

Dudes! I have to tell you about the haunted house that me, Nines, Babe and two others went to the other night.

Click the link - if you dare!!

So I was terrified to go to this. Seriously. Not so excited. I mean really scared. But I went because the birthday girl? She doesn't ask for much.

It was in fact really scary. I screamed and yelled quite a bit. And grabbed onto whoever was closest to me. It was totally messed up. But at the end, I felt great. All relieved and stuff!

Give it a try. It's scary but fun.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Don't you know...

Thanks to Yedi I have oldies going through my head constantly. The last two days it's been ... Don't you know that's the sound of the men...working on the chain gang...

The other day at the wine club I was playing the mix Yedi sent me that I keep referring to and "Then he kissed me" came on and all the girls screamed Adventures in Babysitting and sang the song.

So good.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Numbers

Since Friday, since we last spoke, in the past three days, I:
  • Went to two birthday parties.
  • Drank two big German beers at Zum Schneider.
  • Made three lasagnas (and froze two).
  • Made eight bean and cheese burritos (and froze them all).
  • Walked six miles.
  • Drank two margaritas at Cafe Cubana.
  • Had twelve people and thirteen bottles of wine at my apartment.
  • Had one glass of wine spill and wreak havoc at said event.
  • Played two games of pass the pigs.
  • Had two houseguests for one night.
  • Gave a lecture to twenty-two undergraduates at NYU.
  • Sat in four hours of meetings.
  • Made a gallon of zero point soup.
  • Spent like two hundred dollars.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Haiku Friday

Haunted House last night.
Totally scary, but fun!
Screamed and laughed a lot.

Plenty of birthdays:
Nina, Jenny, Danielle, too.
Sunny's at the end.

Beautiful fall day.
Loving life and feeling great.
So much work to do.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

debates

They were good. I was very proud of Barack Obama. If I have to look at McCain smirk, really ever again, I don't know what I'll do. He makes babies cry.

My ma's TV wasn't working so she had to listen to the debates on the radio, 1940s style. I must say, she won that round b/c she didn't have to view either McCain's horrible smirky smile nor his wide eyed surprise look. Practice that in front of the mirror much?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ingenious




Randi did a presentation on our trip to Berlin and I think it is amazing. I also figured out how to publish a powerpoint on to my blog. I am a freaking tech wizard.

Kid's books

I'm reading a kid's book right now. "A Bone From Dry Sea," it's like clan of the cave bears without the strange sex.

I found it, of course. I'm like a book pilferer. Every time I go to someone's house it's the first thing I do - rummage through their bookshelf for something I haven't read. I'm cheap, too. I'm dying to read the new Jhumpa Lahiri book but refuse to spend money on books. That and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao are sure to be checked out of the library for months. Ha! I have my Dad's genes.

I asked for new music and got it. Yedi sent me and Babe literally hundreds of CDs. I've brought several to work today to get going on my listening. Thanks Yedi!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Obama

Even though I've clearly been on the Obama team for some time, and you couldn't pay me money to vote for someone who believes that dinosaurs and people walked the earth at the same time, I really needed some fundamental reasons why Obama was a great candidate as opposed to just not McCain. This article really helps. Read it!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Gorgeous

What a gorgeous and beautiful weekend.

Happy hour on Friday was so fun - went to the crap bar MacDougal Ale house and moved up in the world to Blind Tiger Ale House for a last round. Had dinner with Babe at Baby Buddha, since Mama Buddha is now gone! If you love a restaurant, make sure to go when you can b/c otherwise? They get shut down.

Saturday took it real easy, cleaned the house, took a walk around beautiful Fort Greene, sat in the park, when for dinner at SJG's. Thanks, pal!

Sunday met up with our dear friends who don't have a catchy couple nickname for brunch at Cowgirl, where for some reason I thought screwdrivers were a good way to go. Left me a little out of it for the rest of the day. Got my Halloween costume, though, so I'm well on my way to victory!

You? What'd you do?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Haiku Friday

Already busy,
late on posting my haiku.
I guess that's life, huh?

What a week this was!
Next week will be doozier.
Again, this is life.

Stock market collapse,
dirty campaigns being run,
what will happen next?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Beastie Boys

I sure have been listening to a lot of Beastie Boys lately. I brought a couple CDs to work recently and put them on my ipod. They're so funny b/c they rap all about Brooklyn and NYC.
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Poor Babe has such a big deadline at work, he's been working til like 9 every night.
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Dude, what's up for the weekend man? For once I'm not either icing my face due to a fall/fight/glass to the face or walking mile after mile. What to do...what to do...
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I may be back later to tell you something interesting. Don't hold your breath, though.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Yay for Wednesday

What a busy week, huh? So far so good, just totally busy.
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I failed in watching the entire debate last night. I feel like I've gone to class without doing the reading. A familiar position, to say the least. I will read the transcript and the editorials, I just couldn't deal with it. It sounds like a missed some pretty bad stuff.
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Out of a nine hour day I have 6 hours of meetings.
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Back to you, folks!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Feliz Cumpleanos

Happy Birthday Jessicurl!! I hope you have a beautiful day. I can't wait to see you for your boda in a month and a day!!!!!
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Speaking of birthdays, Babe and I went to Vlada for Ruby's birthday on Friday night. (Ruby, do you mind if I call you Ruby? I think it's such a cute name.) Vlada - very hip, good happy hour, nice location, cute waiters. The party was really fun, though I could only stay a bit because as everyone knows I had to get up early the next day for the boob walk. But the real reason I'm talking about
this party because it is truly the first birthday party that I have been to where a celeb was present.

Is that true? Well, I've had friends who have dated celebs but none that I actually recognized.

This guy was at the party - and I was stolked, because not only is he a recognizable celebrity, but he is also Indian! Well played, Ruby. Well played indeed.
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Debates tonight. Let's hope Obama kicks it up a notch and stops the lecturing for a minute to land a few zingers.
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A few photos from the Boob Walk!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Tatas

I did it!! I walked 39.3 miles to save the boobs. I'll give you photos tomorrow but for now, some impressions:
  • My feet hurt.
  • On Sunday, they gave us all pink balloons. Do you guys know how much I love balloons? It might be a little known fact that you actually don't already know about me. I love them. We were on 6th avenue and there were thousands of women walking down the street with pink balloons. What a sight to see!
  • 39.3 miles (a marathon and a half) takes 15 hours to walk. I got sort of dehydrated on Saturday so suffered some on Sunday but really enjoyed myself overall.
  • I think professional athletes must, in part, do it for the cheering. The people who cheered were tremendous!! They really gave you that extra push when you needed it.
  • Thanks so much to all of you who donated. I'll send out notes this week but I really just have to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. You guys rock.
  • Did I mention my feet hurt?
  • I really do love the color pink.
  • Lots and lots and lots of women have lost peeps to breast cancer. And a few men were walking solo for their moms and that really broke my heart a little bit.
  • This was a great experience and I plan to do it again.
  • I think that's all for now!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

My goodness

Tonight is the debate. I hope Biden puts the smack-down on Palin. But I think it's going to be really, really tough. She's a maniac, first of all. Totally insane? You betcha!
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My walk is day after tomorrow!! Heyy!! What's up FORTY MILES! Are you ready?? I know I am. Dude, I've been training for this thing for twelve weeks and talking about it for even longer. I'm so excited! 1,000 ladies walking for boobies this weekend. Hows that for a nice visual?
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This is not a spoiler, but it's aboutProject Runway. When I said last week that I was glad Suede went home, I should have said but that doesn't mean I want Kenley to stay. Her voice is like nails on a chalkboard, man. Can you imagine listening to yourself if you sounded like that?
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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Healing

Totally healing you guys. Your stories were tremendous. I love them all. Only I, however, know the truth and it actually involves a little bit of each one, from Bellinis & Martin Scorcese, to babies in baby carriages, to flying dogs and umbrellas to girls getting into a fight in an east bay classroom.
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Welcome to October, lovers. And you thought this year was dragging by. Yeah right. When's the last time you felt like that? When you were 11? Fall is here, birthdays and Halloween and whatnot. I have no idea what my costume should be, but as usual stakes are high. It's on a Friday night this year, you know. Good lord.
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No post season baseball in NYC this year. What snore.
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