Thanksgiving is tomorrow. (I'm sure you didn't know this which is why I'm telling you.) So you'll be busy and I'll be busy...I'll mostly be stuffing my face. No, wait I take that back. I'm not back to 100% health so I'll most likely be taking it easy on the food. But anyway the point is we'll be busy.
Wow. I know how to drag out making a point :P
I recently came across Chris Botti...a very talented young guy....and he has a very delicious Christmas CD. I shall be playing that in the background of my Thanksgiving Day while enjoying family, some friends, and hopefully, food. I encourage you to check him out and if you like what you hear...well either download (legally) or buy his CD. Anyway that's all I have to say...I have to go pack now...So if I don't have the honor of wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, let me wish it to you now. Happy Thanksgiving! eat your heart out. :) I love you homies.
Okay now that I got some sleep, let me tell you my story.
I was heading off to bed, when before I went I checked my Gmail, twitter, etc. I noticed I received a message from the user name OptomisticCoHo. The message they sent was asking me to be it's friend. I asked if I knew the person. OptomisticCoHo responded said 'I don't know, but you asked to be my friend.' Quite confusing to say the least. I responded 'I did?' OptomisticCoHo: 'Yes you did, here's what you said "FidgetyCoho: Will you be my friend?"
I said 'I did not, my user name is mileless...not FidgetyCoho.' Well the confusion did not last long. I googled both user names and came up with what was happening. The Noisy Channel said it was a project conducted by AOL Instant Messenger. Wikipedia provided more information. It was just bizarre. My interest lies not so much in the how they pair a person up but why.
The guy that I got paired up with blogs so I was thinking maybe they find a common ground between the two and pair them up. Then I was thinking they might be doing this because not enough people are using AIM. Who knows.....all I know is that I randomly ended up talking to a guy that lives in Virginia. Very strange. And to be honest I'm not entirely sure that's a safe thing to do. According to Wikipedia, it hasn't happened in a while with the exception of my case...
Anyway, so that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
If you wanna opt out of it, go to The Noisy Channel's blog and follow his steps to opt out of it.
Otherwise try not to be creeped out (if that's even possible) and say hi to the other person.
yup, cows roam my backyard...and they are so cool. They're scared of me though...not entirely sure why. But oh well. I did have the opportunity to sneak up and capture them on the digi.
Yep...that was one of the two that was in the pasture out back.
Anyway, I went to see the movie Twilight tonight. Gosh. It was so romantic. Made me want my own Edward Cullen. Now if you don't know, I'm not a romantic type girl...but this movie....oh man...had a guy been sitting next to me....I'm pretty sure I would have been tempted to kiss him just cause of that movie. Thankfully I was sitting in between girls. I joked after the movie that I want an action figure Edward Cullen. :P
After the movie, went to grab some food with my friends, and then I headed over to Target Copy to enjoy some coffee and chat with a friend. This always seems to happen...at least 1 in every 4 times I go to a coffee shop I end up talking with the random person sitting at the next table over. These conversations are always interesting..they involve, for the most part, beliefs, life, love, experiences, politics...it's always mentally stimulating. Anyway, so me and my girlfriend were talking and this guy joins our conversation...we were talking about guys and cheating. My friend was going through some rough stuff, basically the guy she liked and had dated was taken from her by her best friend. Good drama. Anyway this guy was off his rocker (at least I think so) he started telling her that she need to cope by doing these stomach meditation things...he also gave her some other advice, which I would voice my disagreement with. He would then sorta kinda challenge me, and then I would back it up with my counter-arguments, then I would challenge him and he would just give me some BS answer. I hate that. I don't like it when people talk to talk. I much rather prefer people do their research before they start pulling answers out of their nose. He made claims as to what people had said (ie. Buddha, Jesus, Joesph Smith) some of which I have done some reading on...I am no expert by any means but I know the basics, if not a bit more. Anyway his claims about what these people said were false. So annoying. If you don't know something about something say so and then go do your research if you feel compeled too. I'll respect you more for it. I don't think there is anything wrong with saying you don't know something, after all we can't be experts in everything. Anyway, so I left annoyed.
But I refuse to leave my post annoyed...so I shall share this song that I have been enjoying lately. so enjoy.
Really guys, you just frustrate people like me. I don't want to have to download, update, restart my computer, figure out what I'm doing, look for what I need, that's all very time consuming (not to mention annoying).
I discovered Scribd today with this guy's help I shall be forever grateful. I had to upload PDF files online and I wasn't entirely sure how to do it. I also found out you can convert Word documents into PDF files for free. How nice and convenient.
Anything else? I think not.
Anyway I went to a workshop tonight for PRSSA. The guy who spoke was Michael Pranikoff from Emerging Media. He talked about web 2.0 and how it can be used in relation to public relations; I thought it was very interesting.
Anyway so I got home tonight to find out that an email I had sent out earlier today to some columnist is going to be printed in the opinion's section of tomorrow's newsletter. How random. It's not even an opinion, I was just commentating on an idea, well more like a sentence he had written. (Here it is)
Well I'm hungry and I'm gonna go eat some soup.
I'm in the midst of a mini project. I'm designing a t-shirt for a club I'm apart of...and in the designing process I realize I wanted to make a paint splatter...well I've never done it in PS...so I googled what I was looking for and lo, and behold they have a ton of PS brushes!! I went stir crazy. I download so many brushes, my desktop is a mess.
but I have to say it really added to the shirt I was making.
Here's one of the designs I created...
I'll probably end up making a few more...but for now I'm too tired to design anything else. Speaking of tired...yep, it's about that time to grab some shut-eye. Night world.
well lemme know...or not...what you think....
Me personally...I like it...I mean it's new, hip, a lil funky....rubs my funny bone...so I kinda like it. Probably not as much as my first template but oh well...it was giving me way too many problems so I have to settle for second best. And this boys and girls, is it.
I must, as almost all us bloggers must do at least once, apologize for not blogging as much as I should be blogging. It's been a trying and busy month; which you should be quite happy to hear. When I'm busy that means I have less time to plan my hostile takeover of the planet. So no news, is really good news.
I went to see UF beat USC yesterday with my cousin...he had been dying to go to a game, so I snuck him in >:)
I have season tickets, but that was my first time going to a game this season...hey I needed some dinero! But it was pretty sweet not gonna lie. The final score was 56 to 6. It was a beautiful victory. hmmm I probably should post a picture or something....okay hang ten lemme get my camera....
AHHHHHHH! You should adore me....I got out of my nice warm comfy bed and stepped out to grab my camera and in the process of doing that almost got frostbitten...it's 50 degrees in my room. chillllly. anyway....
You can see we had pretty good seats...right next to the band...and they sat for the majority of the time so we could see the plays pretty well...
you can also see the guy doing the gator chomp. Pretty savy. So that was my weekend. now I have to go clean my house and do some homework all of which I have no desire to do.
it's a live feed...and they are so cute...I could eat 'em.
Anyway, enjoy. :)
1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman ask for an aisle seat so that her hair
wouldn't get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!)
2. I got a call from a candidate's staffer, who wanted to go to Cape Town. I
started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information. Then she interrupted me with, 'I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Cape Town is in Massachusetts. '
Without trying to make her look stupid, I calmly explained, 'Cape Cod is in
Massachusetts, Cape Town is in Africa.'
Her response - click.
3 A senior Vermont Congressman called, furious about a Florida package we did.
I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando. He said he was expecting an ocean-view room.
I tried to explain that's not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the
He replied, 'Don't lie to me. I looked on the map and Florida is a very thin
4. I got a call from a lawmaker's wife who asked, 'Is it possible to see
England from Canada ?
' I said, 'No.'
She said, 'But they look so close on the map.' (OMG, again!)
5. An aide for a cabinet member once called and asked if he could rent a car
in Dallas. When I pulled up the reservation, I noticed he had only a 1-hour
layover in Dallas. When I asked him why he wanted to rent a car he said, 'I
heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to drive between gates to save time.' (Aghhhh)
6. An Illinois Congresswoman called last week. She needed to know how it was
possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:30 am and got to Chicago at 8:33 a.m. I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois , but she couldn't understand the concept of time zones.
Finally, I told her the plane went fast, and she bought that.
7. A New York lawmaker called and asked, 'Do airlines put your physical
description on your bag so they know whose luggage belongs to whom?'
I said, 'No, why do you ask?'
She replied, 'Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put a tag on
my luggage that said 'FAT', and I'm overweight. I think that's very rude!'
After putting her on hold for a minute while I looked into it (I was laughing)
I came back and explained the city code for Fresno, CA is 'FAT' (Fresno Air
Terminal), and the airline was just putting a destination tag on her luggage.
8. A Senator's aide called to inquire about a trip package to Hawaii. After
going over all the cost info, she asked, 'Would it be cheaper to fly to
California, and then take the train to Hawaii ?'
9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman who asked, 'How do I
know which plane to get on?'
I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he replied, 'I was told my flight
number is 823, but none of these planes have numbers on them.'
10. A lady Senator called and said, 'I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola, Florida. Do I have to get on one of those little computer planes?' I asked if she meant fly to Pensacola, Fl. on a commuter plane.
She said, 'Yeah, whatever, smarty!'
11. A senior Senator called and had a question about the documents he needed
in order to fly to China. After a lengthy discussion about passports, I
reminded him that he needed a visa.
'Oh, no I don't. I've been to China many times and never had to have one of those ..'
I double checked and sure enough, his stay required a visa.
When I told him this he said, 'Look, I've been to China four times and every
time they have accepted my American Express!'
12. A New Mexico Congresswoman called to make reservations, 'I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York .'
I was at a loss for words. Finally, I said, 'Are you sure that's the name of the town?'
'Yes, what flights do you have?' replied the lady.
After some searching, I came back with, 'I'm sorry, ma'am, I've looked up
every airport code in the country and can't find a Rhino anywhere.'
The lady retorted, 'Oh, don't be silly! Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!'
So I scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, 'You don't
mean Buffalo, do you?'
The reply? 'Whatever! I knew it was a big animal.'
2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt or a leaky tire.
3. Its always darkest before dawn, so if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.
4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
5. Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.
6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
7. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
9. If at first you don't succeed...... skydiving is not for you.
10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
11. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
12. Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
13. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
14. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.
15. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
16. Duct tape is like 'The Force'. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
17. There are two theories to arguing with a woman - Neither one works.
18. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.
19. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
20. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative.
Decorating the house (with plywood).
Dragging out boxes that haven't been used since last season.
Last minute shopping in crowded stores.
Regular TV shows pre-empted for 'Specials'.
Family coming to stay with you.
Family and friends from out of state calling you.
Buying food you don't normally buy . . . and in large quantities.
Days off from work.
And the Number One reason Hurricane Season is like Christmas:
At some point you're probably going to have a tree in your house!
What would you do if I died? Would you get married again?
Why not - don't you like being married?
Of course I do.
Then why wouldn't you remarry?
Okay, I'd get married again.
You would? (With a hurtful look on her face).
(Makes audible groan).
Would you live in our house?
Sure, it's a great house.
Would you sleep with her in our bed?
Where else would we sleep?
Would you let her drive my car?
Probably, it is almost new.
Would you replace my pictures with hers?
That would seem like the proper thing to do.
Would she use my golf clubs?
No, she's left-handed.
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