Saturday, September 15, 2007

Friday Trivia

I have to tell you that I had a great day yesterday. My husband called to tell me that the team I hate most in Formula One (and the team that is beating my beloved Ferrari this season) had been fined $ 100 MILLION DOLLARS. Oh, Behave! They have also been stripped of their championship points. Yeah!! As long as Ferrari scores 6 more points in tomorrow’s race than the third place team, they will have clinched the championship. If only The Great One was still around to enjoy another championship. Can you believe that they were fined that much? Sick money. The reason this team was fined was because they stole information from the Ferrari team that greatly improved their cars. Like I always say, cheaters never win. I also had a great day at work yesterday. After I left campus, I turned the radio up and had a Jerry Maguire moment, jamming and celebrating the success of the day. It really was just like that except for the fact that I was jamming to Copacabana instead of Free falling. Oh well. I really am getting old. Thursday night I was watching a special about The Ohio State Band (yes, it was on WOSU) and I found myself wishing aloud that I had been a member during my days there. I asked my husband if the band was now cool or I was just getting old. I think you can guess what he said…. OK, so maybe I wouldn’t have wanted to play an instrument. I would have wanted to be the baton twirler. The drum major? Is that what they call that person? I’m also sure I would have made an excellent Brutus! If only I could go back in time.

Anyhoo, on to the movie quote of the day. Hopefully I have convinced you not to cheat!

“I think all you need is a small taste of success, and you will find it suits you.”

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

All aboard the Crazy Train

This morning I woke up and didn't feel quite right. I barely slept, so I figured that was the reason. As the day continued, so did my illin'. I feel exhausted (beyond sleep deprivation), my skin is itchy (yes, I showered today) and my eyes feel like they have fiberglass in them. So I decided to consult the internet. I typed in "symptoms, tired, itchy skin, itchy eyes." It is now possible that I have one of the following:

1. Hyperthyroidism. Unlikely since another key symptom is weight loss.
2. Vasculitis
3. Hepatitis
4. Sarcoidosis
5. Lyme disease
6. Pregnancy...impossible!
7. Reaction due to military anthrax vaccine.
8. Fybromyalgia

And I only read through 2 of the many, many pages that were listed. Of course now I have myself convinced that I have a cough. The internet is a dangerous thing. Damn you, Al Gore!

Hopefully the suckage will continue....

Monday, September 10, 2007

Quickie post

Well, the official start of fall is here, at least for someone who works in college publishing. Sadly, I'm congratulating myself for finishing at 9:45. My goal was 9, but give me a break, I'm rusty.

I have to say though, that it feels great to be back on campus. Most of the faculty are energized and excited to be back as well.

I want a cig right now so badly. What is wrong with my brain that associates cigs and work?

One quick thought. Tonight my husband was taking measurements in my office so that he can install some shelving units and make me a desk (the card table I have been using for the last 6 years is begging to retire). He probably took 10 measurements but didn't write a single one down. Supergenius? Or is this just a man thang?

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Ooops..she did it again....

For once in my life, I might be speechless.

Monique and I (sadly) left tennis early tonight so that we could both be home to watch the MTV VMAs. The reason? We wanted to see the comeback performance of Britney Spears. Certainly she had planned the perfomance of her career. We figured we would be dazzled by her dance moves and, lip syncing. Most importantly, we rushed home wondering, how would Britney shock us this time? Tongue kiss Madonna? Old news. Strip down to a barely there outfit? Been there. Have a snake for a dance partner? Done that. What could she possible do next? It had to be big as this was touted as her comeback performance. I personally was hoping for K-Fed cameo/rap, but no dice. That would have been better than what really happened.

So, for those of you who did not tune in, here is a synopsis of what you missed, in list form, organized by when noticed. (I looked on you tube, hoping to be able to post her performance here, but it wasn't there yet...certainly it will be tomorrow).

1. Boy has she gained a lot of weight. I do remember seeing her on the cover of a tabloid in the grocery store. It appeared that she had quite a bit of cellulite. But, it was the Enquirer, so I figured it wasn't true. Now tonight, I didn't see cellulite, I just saw some flabby thighs and stomach. She was wearing a rather small bikini, so it was difficult to miss them. I certainly think that women experience too much pressure about how much they weight. I know I do. However, I expect my rock stars (can I call her that?) to be fit. If they are not fit, then they should learn to dress to cover up the sore spots like most real women have learned to do. It is sad that she doesn't have that friend who could have told her how inappropriate the outfit was.

2. She was lip synching. No real news here. This is typical for her. Has anyone ever heard her sing?

3. She looked fat. I know I mentioned this already, but I was so taken back by how chunky she looked. I shouldn't be so hard on her.

4. She was wobbly. My husband and 1-L both agree that she looked like she almost fell over a few times.

5. Being wobbly leads me to my fifth point, that she was seriously drugged out of her mind. The rehab stint clearly didn't stick. Britney, we are begging you, please go back!

6. Her new song sucks.

7. The dance moves sucked as well. This is why I am so disturbed by #2.

8. She seemed to not care at all. There was no passion in her moves. She was just going through the motions. Has she given up?

For your own good Britney, I am staging an intervention. Here is what I would like to say to you.


Your behavior has hurt me in the following ways:

I no longer can count on you for catchy yet cheesy songs. My inner 13 year old girl is dying thanks to you. You have broken the spirit of at least two other people that I know. Our lives will never be the same. It pains me to think of how your Mother feels about all of this. What have you done to her little girl?

In order for me to keep you in my life, you are going to have to go back to rehab. Following rehab, I'm hoping that you will return to the BFE town that you grew up in and raise your sons there. Your momma will be there to help you, but you can always call Demi Moore with questions. Eventually the paparazzi will get bored with you, just like I have. From there you can live a normal life where no one will care about how much you weigh or what you are wearing. I know that this sounds boring to you, but trust me, it is for the best. It is also reality for 99% of people on earth.

I will no longer be cheering on your comeback if you continue to do these things and don't accept my help. I will no longer wish evil things to happen to K-Fed. I will no longer wish that you will reconcile with Justin. I will no longer wish for the media to leave you along. Don't just be a baby a real mom to those boys. They need you now and they are going to need you even more once they realize who you are and what you have done with your life. Be a role model for them.

So please, Britney, accept this offer of help.

Clintonville Big Momma

I really had planned about blogging about the baby shower I attended today. But thanks to Britney, you didn't have to hear about onesies, pack and plays and a room full of women oohing and aahing at everything. It always amazes me how little I know about babies....thankfully!