Showing posts from October, 2009

Holy Crap!

I am so excited about New York City - I can't STAND myself right now. It's been hell week(s) at work - we've had Focus and Connect and I'm pooped. But this time next week, I'll be packed and ready to go to NYC. I've been to almost every continent and major city - but not NYC. Trust me, by the time I get back you'll be sick of me/it too.

I have to run in Central Park - that is a must. But I want to go to the top of the Statue of Liberty - but can't find the tickets... and of course I already put in my request for tickets to the David Letterman show. I would pee my pants! I mean seriously pee my pants if I got in. Oh well.

So today I looked up running routes and found their half marathon route and I think I will do that on Sunday. :)

My friend Matt and his mom, Kim, have a brother/son who lives up there, they're putting us in touch so he can tote me around on Saturday. After my run on Sunday I'll go have a mini-Arts Council reunion. The c…

Totally Rambling

I haven't done too good with my four-day promise of 30 Rock highlights. Surprised? I'm not. I can't commit to much these days, I'm just too riled up lately.

12 Year Milestone: I have lived in Alabama longer than I have lived anywhere, even my dear Seattle. The milestone passed with absolutely no celebration. Someone simply asked how long I've been here. I paused, "It'll be 12 years in October." I stopped myself, because holy shit, it was October. Not only was it October, but it was the exact day when 12 years ago I rolled into town in a yellow Ford Festiva. While Seattle is still "where I'm from," Huntsville is now home. During this time, you'd think a few things would happen. They haven't. You'd think other things wouldn't have. They have.
First of all, I do have the slightest twang to my voice. People here don't hear it. People in Seattle make fun. (Bitches so hyped up on coffee, what do they know?!?…

The Backdoor Bragger

Jenna! The self-centered actress with fake teeth (at least I think they're fake - purposefully; I mean come on, she's got the telltale ttthhhh of fake teetttthhhh). Jenna is on and off the show - some episodes she's nowhere to be seen and other times she's fretting over babies getting more attention that her. How I relate.

Here are a few of my favorite Jenna quotes:

If the president is so serious about the war on terror, why doesn't he hunt down and capture Barack Obama before he strikes again?

Liz: You've already made up your mind about this, haven't you?
Jenna: Oh, you're right, Liz! I should go for it!
Liz: You're not even listening, are you? Poop. Monkey butt.
Jenna: No, you're a good friend and thank you.
Jenna: Hey, I've gotta miss an hour of rehearsal today 'cause I just found out from my publicist, I've been booked on The View.
Pete: Oh, Jenna, that's great. For the first time in your life, you'll be in a ro…

Countdown to 30 Rock

I love 30 Rock - the writing is so witty and smart. So all this week, to gear up for its return on Thursday, I'll post my favorite quotes.

Tracy Jordan (played by Tracy Morgan) is the funniest one on the show - hands down. He was robbed at the Emmys last month. The character has incredible depth and wit, but at the same time, he's so dumb! He uses a screwdriver to fix everything (including items on Richard Nixon's Wikipedia page).

Here is a collection of my favorite Tracy quotes:

Tracy: [on birthdays] I don't need it. I buy myself all the presents I need. And because of my drinking, I'm often surprised.

Tracy: So, how you doing over there, Theo Huxtable.Toofer: I'm doing good.Tracy: Nah-uh. Superman does good; you're doing well. You need to study your grammar, son.[Tracy leaves the room.]Frank: [to Toofer] Wow, that was embarrassing for you.Here are a few more:

Tracy: If you get rich off this stuff, just take care of my family. I don't want my kids to ha…

Day 1

Yesterday I had to leave work at 12:30 p.m. because I was getting a migraine and feeling very woozie. I didn't want to go because we had that presentation to City Council...but when the room started to spin and my head felt like it was crashing in on itself I left.

I got home and laid down on the couch for a bit and Jake was so sweet, laying there on the floor next to me - I knew right away he was having sympathy pains, we're so close like that. He's been so good to me these last three years - through heart break and growth, just loving me unconditionally. After a bit, I got up to go get his ball - it was in the back yard. The moment I stepped outside I saw it. I saw the real cause of his troubles: an empty container of granola. The whole thing was full when I had left for work in the morning. Granola on the couch. He and Poncho have free run of the house when I'm gone - and I should have known better. My mind has been elsewhere lately.

I looked at the clear co…

Totally Normal

I pressed my nose up against the white board as instructed. The tech gently pushed my forehead forward. "That's right, forehead too." I sighed. "I'm just a little out of it." I did my best to make small talk with the petite woman as she adjusted my head and her equipment. I heard her rush to the separate room and closed my eyes. The bight light pierced my eyelids and I exhaled out of the one nostril that worked.

She turned me this way and that and repeated the x-ray process three times before sending me on my way.

I loaded myself into my car and said, "This is totally normal." I paused. "X-rays for a sinus infection?"

"Chronic." the voice inside said. "Four months now."

I went on about my day, still in the fog I'd been in for four months - please don't be one of those county mouth breathers. I'd sacrifice the air intake to escape that label.

Yes, it's been four months of runny nose, stuffed n…