Monday, September 14, 2009


well, i haven't posted in over a year, but i figure this is as good of a reason as any and, frankly, i just need to shout about it!

my "saabwatch" 1992 yellow saab 900 convertible is FOR SALE RIGHT DOWN THE BLOCK!!!


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

in honor of the end of the writers' strike...

... and the return of decent tv!

one of my favorite scenes from 'the office' to date. simply brilliant. thanks writers!!!

Ryan: What I really want, honestly, Michael is for you to know it so that you can communicate it to the people here, to your clients, to whomever.
Michael: Oh okay.
Ryan: What?
Michael: It's whoever, not whomever.
Ryan: It's whomever.
Michael: No, whomever is never actually right.
Jim: Well, sometimes it's right.
Creed: Michael is right. It's a made up word used to trick students-
Andy: No. Actually, whomever is the formal version of the word--
Oscar: Obviously it's a real word- but I don't know when to use it correctly.
Michael: [to camera] Not a native speaker.
Kevin: I know what's right. But I'm not gonna say. Because you're all jerks who didn't come see my band last night.
Ryan: Do you really know which one is correct?
Kevin: I don't know.
Pam: It's whom when it's the object of the sentence and who when as the subject.
Phyllis: That sounds right.
Michael: Well it sounds right but is it?
Stanley: How did Ryan use it, as an object?
Ryan: As an object.
Kelly: Ryan used me as an object.
Oscar: Is he right about that--
Pam: How did he use it again?
Toby: It was, Ryan wanted Michael, the subject, to explain the computer system, the object…
Michael: Thank you!
Toby: whomever, meaning us, the indirect object. Which is the, the correct usage of the word.
Michael: No one, uh asked you anything ever so whomever's name is Toby, why don't you take a letter opener and stick it in your skull?

Friday, October 19, 2007


... i'm just so embarrassed to be a Christian.

just got back from one of the worst road trips of my life... the subject for another post perhaps... but on our way, my friend jess and i had stopped for a quick dinner at culvers. we were pulling out of our parking spot and the following bumper stickers decorating the car in front of us came into view...

#1 "Killing Terrorists is Easy and Fun"

#2 "Nuke Iran"


wait for it

"Jesus is Lord"

you know what. enough said.

Thursday, March 15, 2007


i may quite possibly be the only bride in the world who is not really looking forward to her wedding day. there is so much about weddings that is just not 'me' and it turns out that trying to make a wedding more 'me' is almost entirely impossible. here's 'me' ...

doesn't like to wear dresses
doesn't like to be the center of attention
doesn't like having her picture taken
doesn't like people staring at her
doesn't like to show her emotions in public
doesn't like fancy formal restaurants
doesn't like cloth napkins
doesn't like it when food goes to waste
doesn't like cake

this is supposed to be the greatest day of my life? i'm looking forward to july 21. :) oh, and the day that we get to register for gifts. and the showers. and making invitations. and lots of other things surrounding the wedding, really. just not the actual event.

unless maybe there would be some way to have the wedding without me in it? i'll wear jeans and eat ice cream and be the person behind the camera instead of in front of it. maybe i could make a cardboard cutout of myself... hmmm...

Thursday, February 01, 2007


so i'm getting married on july 20. and this is really cool because it's exactly 6 months after josh proposed to me. and i'm really excited because things are falling into place nicely and we've gotten a lot of the planning out of the way. plus, hello, getting married is awesome. but then i opened my yahoo! today and saw that j.k. rowling has announced the release date of the new (and final) installment of the harry potter series. on the day after my wedding. sooo. now i need to make the ultimate choice...

get married?

or wait in line at barnes and noble for my copy?


Thursday, August 17, 2006

i just can't take it anymore

i'm sorry, but when adam stout, respected connoisseur of all things rock 'n roll decides that the subject of the following post was worth mentioning as one of the highlights of his lollapalooza weekend... i just couldn't hold it in any longer...

*disclaimer: i love my boyfriend and highly respect his musical taste.

something i don't understand:
nickel creek fans

not because i don't really enjoy nickel creek as a band. that's beside the point. what i don't understand is why nickel creek fans literally lose their composure over the group's cover of britney spears' "toxic." like it's just the absolute most hilarious, creative, spunky, imaginative thing a band could possibly do.

here's why i don't understand it:
bands do this all. the. time.

indie rock artists love nothing more than to thrill their fans by playing pretentious covers of famous pop songs. ryan adams covers oasis' "wonderwall." ben kweller covers "ice ice baby." snow patrol has been known to play beyonce's "crazy in love" from time to time. and i've even heard glen hansard, lead singer of the frames, play an acoustic cover of justin timberlake's "cry me a river" on public radio.

but the way nickel creek fans freak out about "toxic" makes me think that nickel creek fans:
either... are so blinded by their love for nickel creek that they don't listen to any other music. or... don't really like nickel creek's music that much.

case in point:
i overheard not a few nickel creek fans at lollapalooza murmuring things like, "do you think they'll play it? i hope they play "toxic" it's sooooo funny," as they made their way excitedly over to the stage before the set.

don't stress girls... i thought to myself... as i believe they've been "spontaneously" playing "toxic" at every concert of theirs for over a year now, it doesn't look like you have anything to worry about. if you scream hard enough they'll probably put it on their next album.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

it's a little bit funny...

don't you think it's weird how you can go into a coffee shop and see "fair trade coffee" on the menu or in bags, but you don't see "unfair trade coffee" written in front of everything else? i mean, by offering the option of fair trade, companies are essentially admitting that the rest of their merchandise was not purchased for a fair price. yet when they hand you your latte they don't say, "here's your iced triple grande nonfat latte courtesy of a small indonesian family working their butts off living on pennies a day in a hut on the other side of the world so our company could make an 80% profit on this drink instead of 75%. take care now. b'bye."

i guess i kinda feel the same way in grocery stores these days as they expand their small organic foods section. it will bring a smile on my face the day they change the signs over the organic merchandise to just say "bananas" while the sign on the other side of the aisle says "bananas pumped full of nasty chemicals."