Monday, January 31, 2005

Hunter Education

I spent my weekend (9 - 4 both days) in hunter education classes. It was a lot of sitting, but now I can hunt in Missouri, and out of state if I wish to. I got a cool hunter orange patch to sew on my jacket (?) and everything!

I also decided that I am going to buy a shotgun. It will be the first gun I've ever owned all by myself. I am sorting through Dennis's reams of gun information, trying to see what I'd like. I am leaning towards a 20 gauge. Hooray :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Light in August

It took me two whole weeks, plus a few hours, to read this book. It was good, I was just slow, and I kept disengaging from it for some reason. I am still not sure if I am a huge Faulkner fan or not. Something about the slow, hot, dusty South makes me almost bored with him. I remember how exciting the elements were in Ethan Frome. Faulkner's days are so hot and bored.

I started immediately on The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, which is turning out to be incredible, and I am positive that I will have it finished before it's due at the library Friday.

NO Wine Blogging Wednesday

My Wine Blogging Wednesday wine was a total bust! Dammit!

I got a bottle of "HRM Rex-Goliath 47 Pound Rooster Free Range? Central Coast Merlot" from World Market. We didn't open it until Monday night. It was totally corked. Yuck, it tasted just like rubbing alcohol. No amount of cooling / heating / sitting around was going to help this dead duck.

I poured the big cock down the drain. I really wanted to be one of the cool kids this month too. Too bummed for words.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Whoa, a date?

We went to see Larry the Cable Guy. We were absolutely dead center, in the front row. My neck still hurts from looking so far up it was almost backwards at Larry. It was miserably cold last night, with a horrible wind whipping around downtown. Yuck!

We got stuck in the parking garage. Thanks, asshats, learn how to drive! (Yes, that means you, every dipshit in Missouri who didn't take driver's ed...)

But after that we went to Bartolino's South and ate dinner. We waited, the bar was overflowing, so we were basically stuck in the coat room. I didn't mind, because I was fondling some old woman's drop-dead gorgeous mink the whole time. Just before we were seated, someone came and was helped into her full-length Dior fox. Hubba hubba, what a coat! I really, really like fur on other people :)

We dressed up, but of course not in full-length Dior foxes. It was fun, and now that I think about it, it was actually our most officially "dateish" date. Yeah, I've know Dennis for 2 1/2 years, and we're finally dating. Hehe! Yeah, and the food was delish too!

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

I'm so not Emo

Thanks, Beth.

I am 16% Emo.
Anti-Emo  ...hrmph.
Okay... so I'm not emo at all.. I am probably not even goth, because goths are just messed up emo kids... I am probably a metal head... or into boy bands...

I'm so not into boy bands, so I must be a metal head. Well, they make a test for that too :)

I am 68% Metal Head.
Metal Head!
I rock just as hard as the rest of the thrash set, except when no ones looking I like to get down with a little "More than a Feeling."

That's true, but being female has to skew the results a little bit. Except chaning my answer to, "Do you want to go to a Def Leppard concert just to see Rick Allen's stump?" to yes pushes me up to 71%. Def Leppard is NOT that kind of metal. They're a boy band of their era. The guys who wore wrestling pants and thought they looked good rocked to Def Leppard. The real metal heads wore tight jeans. I remember. Oh lord, or if you were lucky, leather pants.

Monday, January 17, 2005

More loudness

I took my sister to the Point's local show thing over at Pop's last night. She got sick, and we wound up leaving at 8:30. Only one of the bands was "good" - that would be 17 & 7. I <3 their guitar player. Hehe. I still can't believe how happy and outgoing and talkative the kids these days are! Beth made a friend, and some guys talked to us in a non-threatening manner.

Pilfered from Eep's stlpunk profile:
Getting To Know You by Hatchetman
Happiness Level: 7%
Intellegence Level: 63%
Ideal Male MateTom Arnold
Ideal Female MatePamela Anderson
Sexual SkillSextacular
AlcohalJust give you a beer and you'll be fine
SmokeYou don't smoke
Date of DeathDecember 11, 2061
Life After Death?You will never die
Ideal JobSports Player
Your New NameMary Jane
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Saturday, January 15, 2005

Where are the pictures?

I used to put so many pictures up in my blog. What happened? I was even putting up pictures in September, when I'd just quit smoking. I definately did in August. I am going to try to take more pictures. There is going to be a hole in the 2005 album if I don't get on it :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Some days I don't want a title

I finished reading Jane Eyre yesterday. There are very few books that make my "will read again" list. This one does. It's so good. *sigh* It makes me want to be swept off of my feet. Dennis must have gotten 50 extra hugs last night.

I read Inherit the Wind before Jane Eyre. I believe that I had read it before at some point in my life, but I didn't remember it by title. I can't remember when that might have been tough.

I am braind dead right now because I just exercized with a little bit of a sore stomach. D'oh!

Thursday, January 06, 2005

I forgot just how much fun this is!

I just love looking for jobs. Oh what fun!


It sucks so much just finding something I'm interested in. No wonder I'm not going anywhere in life. I need to become more financially motivated. If I *really wanted* more money, I'd probably have a much easier time looking for work. LOL. Who knew I didn't even like money?

(Not that I'm rich and have everything I want. I just happen to be good at making do with what I have, and I'm not starving or freezing, so what else do I need? Everything else is extra.)

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Home Improvement

I have a wine glass holder now!

It took Dennis and I a while to figure out exactly how we wanted to mount it, then a while longer to argue over who was going to get to play with the power tools :)

Oh, then we had to "discuss" what to do with the leftover screw points that were sticking up into the cabinet.

Done. Functional. Beautiful. Hooray!

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Eh, why not?

I ordered Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease from Barnes and Noble today. What more can I say than I saw it on Ellen this morning.

I also ordered the new U2 album at the same time to qualify for free shipping. This is the first CD I've purchased since the recording industry starting acting like a 900-pound gorilla about music downloading. I feel a little guilty about it, but I did pay less than $10 for it too. My boycott isn't over. I can't think of any other artists I like enough to buy their albums anyway. Shame on me for being so weak about free shipping though! BOGO is marketing genius!

Nothing to do with tsunamis?

I'm eating a Thai Kitchen Noodle Cart that I happened to pick up at some point along the way. I got Pad Thai. It's good. Of all of the darn things, it's good. Same comfort level as Ramen noodles, but not as salty and icky.

"Thai Kitchen single serve Noodle Carts are a quick and convenient way to satisfy your craving for a Thai stir-fry style noodle style dish without having to go to a Thai restaurant. Just add boiling water or microwave, drain the water, toss with the enclosed seasonings and enjoy. These noodles cook fast - in their own tray. Ready in approximately 4 minutes. Fork included."

Yes, fork included, which makes this even better than Ramen noodles, because you've got to track down a bowl and utensils for Ramen.

Now of course this brings the tsunamis back to the front of my mind. I was just thinking about the unbelievable disruption, even to everyday processes like eating noodles. Even the relatively unaffected are affected. Sometimes the little things are just as moving as the big scary death toll numbers everyone keeps hitting us over the head with.