Saturday, June 22, 2002

Dora's Dunkin' Donuts

STILL SICK!! My throat hurts again today and I don't feeeeeeel good. And I'm coughy. Blech. I have to get better by Wednesday so I'm alright for New Orleans!! Today was an okay day at work. I went in a tanning bed for the first time in my life. I always said I would never try one, but Summer had a few extra sessions and she offered two of them to me for free! So I tried it, and it wasn't bad! It was pretty relaxing! I would never actually buy tanning sessions, I'd feel too guilty, but I can justify these two because they're free, and in preparation for my vacation! This way, hopefully I won't burn the second I start running around in the hot Louisiana sun. So I had that appointment today, and I have another on Monday, and then that's it for tanning beds for me!! I must say, I enjoyed it, though!

So after work I didn't do much, I didn't feel so good. Jenny Wray was coming tonight, so I was all prepared to go out even though I knew I shouldn't. Well she just showed up at about 10:15, and I actually decided NOT to go out. I'm very proud of myself. It sucks that I don't get to hang out with her since she's only here for one night, but I have GOT to get better and that would've been extremely counterproductive. Hey, she's crashing here - I'll see her in the morning!

I watched The Little Princess tonight. Every bit as good as I remembered it. It came with two extra "shorts" on the DVD - "Dora's Dunkin' Donuts," and "Kid Goes to Africa." The Africa one was REALLY weird. It was Shirley Temple, in the African Jungle, by herself. She was hanging out with a circle of little African children (there were no adults in this movie), when they suddenly start screaming "CANNIBALS!" and a group of slightly larger African children jump out from behind bushes and trees. These children have war paint on their faces. They sneak up behind the non-cannibal kids, and begin pouring salt on their heads, as if they're food!!! It's so weird! Then they chase everyone around, and eventually it cuts to a scene with Shirley Temple in a big pot of water, and the cannibal kids are cooking her. They keep sampling the water with a ladle to see if the stew is "done." Shirley is just sitting there yelling "HELP! HELP!" the whole time. Then suddenly a little boy in a cheetah skin appears in a tree. He yells a couple of times (in a man's deep voice, which is pretty funny), and eventually comes and saves her. She's really happy. Then cut to a scene of them in normal clothes and he says he wants to go golfing this afternoon, and she says "absolutely not. you're going home and doing the dishes." THE END!! It was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo weird. It didn't make too much sense. It was funny though. Oh, at one point the leader of the cannibal group picks up his coconut shell phone and calls the leader of another group and invites him to the feast, and the second leader goes, "If there's one thing I like, It's missionary stew!" I thought that was funny.

So, um I need to get some sleep for once. I'm going to go try and do that now.

Wednesday, June 05, 2002


So, since yesterday I had practically the entire evening free, I figured I would work on my website all night. I can't think of another time I'll have an entire free evening for awhile. However, at about 6:30 p.m., the power went out!! I was in the basement doing some situps, and I was staring at the ceiling as I was doing them, and all of a sudden, BOOM! No power. So when it started to get dark I had to decide what to do. I wasn't tired enough to go to bed yet, and i didn't want to hang around in the pitch dark. So I went uptown and had a couple beers with my friend Lauren. We went to Tony's, then to The Union. I decided that midnight would be a safe bet that the power would be back on. I was wrong. I got home at midnight and it was still completely dark. The whole block was blacked out. Adam was going to to out and hang out at his friend Zack's house, and sleep out there since they had power. I figured I would just drive to Mom and Dad's house, because even though their power was out too, they had their AC on all day long, so there house would've been much cooler. I ended up changing my mind though, and just staying at the apartment. At 3:50, all the lights in the house came on and it made a big sound. It totally woke me up, and scared the holy hell out of me!! The power then went off a couple more times throughout the night, and at least once today. SO ANNOYING! So I didn't get my tons of work done on the website.

Today was an alright day at work. I still feel kind of sick, so I wasn't the happiest ever. But it was okay. After work, Summer and I drove to Parkersburg. Rabecca lives there, and every Wednesday night at the River City Grill, it's Working Women's Wednesday. You get a free drink, and a ticket to win prizes. You can also win more free drinks. I won a prize. I won a CD - "Inside Traxx 2002," featuring Travis Tritt, Tim McGraw, Dwight Yoakam, etc. WOO HOO. Oh yeah, I also won two $10 gift certificates towards the purchase of BINGO tickets. Uh? Pretty funny prizes, I guess. Anyway we wanted to go there so we could talk with Melissa and Rabecca to see if there were any questions we had about our New Orleans trip, which is now just a week away! EEEEK!

Adam picked up some plants today from his friend Zack. So we'll finally have some plants in the house! I hope they do okay with the cats. Oh! I got my first DVD in the mail today. It'll be the first one in my collection. I got it from ebay, and it's the Shirley Temple movie, "The Little Princess." I think I'll go watch a little bit of that before I go to bed. I'll get to those BBQ pictures eventually...

Monday, June 03, 2002

Pretty Drugs

Nope, not tonight either. I have BBQ pictures to put up, but I'm too sick again. I went to the doctor today and found out I have a sinus infection. My favorite. I have to take antibiotics. They're pretty. They're turquoise and purple. When I was in middle school, what I wanted to be when I grew up was the person who designed the exteriors of pills and drugs. I loved mixing chemicals in test tubes, and was always fascinated whenever I'd be sick and get to take a new fancy looking pill. Anyway, yeah, I'm gonna go to bed early and hopefully advance the healing process a little. Hopefully I'll get those pictures up soon.

Sunday, June 02, 2002

Ice Hockey

Well, my *plan* for this evening was to do a bunch of work on the web site, but now I'm really tired and my throat hurts so I'm going to go read instead. Then go to bed. I actually did sit down at my computer with the intent to get started, but instead I spent some time choosing and purchasing a plane ticket to LA!! Yay! I'm going to visit my friend Jason in August! That'll be awesome. So the least I can do tonight is add a little to my journal.

This was a pretty full weekend! Anne and Tim came down! Friday night, three bands played at Ellis Hall, OU's English building. It was weird seeing bands there because I had so many classes there in college! Tim's Band, "In the Black Hearts of Men" played their first show ever. It was awesome. Their friends' band, Denovo, played too, and they were great too! They all stayed at my house, along with two of their friends and of course, Anne and Tim! So I got to have another fun filled weekend of guests! Everybody LOVED Emma, which was great. I'm sure they loved Charlie too, but he just wasn't putting in as much of an effort to be cute this weekend.

After the show, we all went to The Union. They had new drinks - The Lemonbomb and the Chandra. They're the same drink, except the Chandra is drink-size and the Lemonbomb is shot-size. They had TONS of lemon in them!
Since I loooove lemon, these were the perfect drinks for me. They were so sour! The funny thing is that by the end of the night, they had to take down the "Try a Lemonbomb!" signs, because they ran out of lemons!

After The Union, we went to an afterhours party. We hung out on the porch for awhile, then played around in the kitchen. The next morning we all headed uptown for lunch, then ate it on the college green. When we were finished eating we went cd shopping. We were hanging around outside the cd store, and for some reason (a bike race? maybe?) ALL the parking spots on court street and union street had those yellow plastic "NO PARKING" bags over them. Well, this tough biker in leather pants with fringe, a leather vest, tattoos, sunglasses, etc... pulled into a spot, RIPPED the no parking bag off the meter, and went into The Duplication Station (a place you go to photocopy stuff)!!! Then he came back outside when he was done, got on his bike and sped off!! It was totally tough. He didn't put the bag back either, but I guess I wouldn't really expect him to.

At this point Denovo had to take off to get the van they rented back to Columbus in time, so the rest of us headed to The Front Room. There, I played Ice Hockey with Anne, on the patio. Ice Hockey is a game I made up freshman year of college. You sit on the wall of the patio, and try to spit ice cubes into the hole in the grates on the sidewalk that trees grow out of. Before I go any further, I think a diagram is necessary:

There, hopefully the game makes more sense now! Anyway, if you spit an ice cube directly into the hole, you get five points, and if it hits the ground and slides into the hole you get 2 points. This game rules, and I was always the reigning champion, but Anne beat me!!! It sucked. Luckily, the guy I usually play, Adam Goldman, showed up and so I got to play him and beat him. He still has never beat me! BWA HA HA! So that was fun as usual. The bad thing is that we got sunburned pretty badly while we were there. It didn't show up for a few hours though.

Anne and I went to the Lake and laid out for awhile afterward, but we put plenty of sunscreen on. But after a few hours the sunburns we got at the Front Room really began to surface. OWWW. Mine still hurts. When we got back to my apartment, Adam had mowed the yard and set up the patio furniture and got out the grill! My parents just got a new gas grill so they gave us their old one. YES!!! And THEN.... sorry! To be continued. I thought I could make it but I can't. I'm WAY too tired and my throat hurts so I should go to bed so I'm not sick all day tomorrow. Anyway, more on the BBQ soon! Hopefully tomorrow! I'm not even going to proofread this, so I'm sorry for any mistakes!