Sunday, January 31, 2010


Today i learned that putting yourself all out there might not be a bad thing. Scary as hell...but maybe not all bad.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

fear this

athazagoraphobia - the fear of being forgotten or ignored. I think this explains why Facebook is so popular.

Friday, January 29, 2010

suck it up

To all those people out there who like to feel sorry for themselves, who want sympathy for their flaws or crummy the Winter X Games mono ski event and then come talk to me. If a guy with no legs can figure out how to ski, I'm not sure you can justify the crying.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

i don't see color

Tonight I learned that up until a law was passed in 1994, the state could still reject adoptions that would mix race. So if a white couple was willing to take an African American baby, the state had the right to say no.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

its about that time

I need a new job.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Number of gallons of water saved in one year by peeing in the shower daily: 1,157.

Monday, January 25, 2010

not injury free

I woke up Sunday morning and could barely move. I don't have back issues but i have tweaked something and good god it hurts. My sister told me i should try these icy hot patches...her husband swears by them. So i picked some up and stuck one on this morning before heading to work. They are awesome. They get hot then cold...and while they smell not so great...they seem to work. Eight hours later i went to take it off...and that's when i learned my something new today. Holy hell do they hurt like a son of bitch when you rip them off. It was like one huge band aid that i couldn't reach well enough to rip off fast. I'm pretty sure at this point I have no hair (or skin for that matter) left on my lower back.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

google this

If you pull up google maps and use the live mode it starts out by centering you over Lawrence, Kansas. Apparently the guy who developed Google maps graduated from KU.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Buddhists believe Americans have what they call "monkey minds." This is a Buddhist term to describe the constant jumping around of our minds from one thought or worry to the next.

Friday, January 22, 2010

good food, horrible name

Fridays we eat lunch out at work. For me, it's the only day I eat out. There are 4 of us who make this journet out every Friday abd it takes us FOREVER to decide where we going. We have to accommodate my 'no red meat or pork' eating habits and the new dieting habits of two of my co-workers. Some weeks we start discussions on Thursday afternoon and still won't have a spot picked out as Friday at 11:30 rolls around. Today we somehow settled (quickly) on a new place called Cheddars. It's a horrible, horrible name....I honestly have NO idea what it has to do with anything. But regardless of the name, today i learned that good god do they have great food. And that means a lot coming from me. I can take food or leave for me to be impressed may mean you might want to check it out. But if you do, pick an off time as I also learned today that it's damn near impossible to get in the place.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

stopping the crazy

The best plan really is to just take it day by day.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

finding my way through

Today i learned that you can't let someone who doesn't even know you make you feel bad. Jealousy is an ugly, ugly emotion and I'm not gonna apologize for the person I am.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

i belong behind the camera

Today i discovered I can't get a picture taken without having my eyes closed to save my life. I went 0 for 5 today.

Monday, January 18, 2010

just another shitty monday

Sometimes you have to let go.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

im missing the baby gene

Today's new...I still don't like baby showers.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

who would have thought

Today i learned that running 3 miles after being off for about a month wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Although I think i also learned I need some new shoes...i have developed a squeak in the left one.

why i'm a lush - reason #13

My sister called and asked if I could bring the wine to the baby shower tomorrow.

i still miss you

I had a dream last of those dreams that is so vivid you KNOW it is actually happening. You remember the feels and the smells and when you wake up you're not sure what was real and what wasn't. But I knew none of this one was real because when i woke up I remembered you're still dead.

But for a few moments last night in the in between...I got you back.

You were playing drums. You didn't play drums...I know that. But you were playing them at some house party. Not well...but it was funny. Then when you left this little stage someone had set up you came over to me and gave me a hug. One of your hugs that always made someone feel so unbelievably safe. You were a good hugger...anyone will tell you that. They even talked about that at your memorial. Then you walked away and I knew you weren't coming back.

And then I woke up...back to the place where you are not anymore.

Friday, January 15, 2010

boys are dumb...

that's all I learned today (and maybe that wasn't even new...maybe it was just re-affirmed.)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

ill give you something to talk about

I don't know whether this is a new protocol at theaters across the nation, but in my area of the world some of the theaters now make you pick an assigned seat as you purchase your ticket. You are of course required to then sit in said seat once inside the theater. The disadvantage of this is now people buying tickets online are picking seats days before the show. So even if you show up at a decent time the night of to get tickets you could get hosed on seating. So i decided to get my ticket online the night before for the show i saw last night just to be safe.

Things go pretty seamlessly. I get to the theater, scan my credit card, get my already paid for ticket and wander into the theater. About 5 minutes before the movie starts the theater begins to fill up. I, of course, have a couple sit down right next to their 'assigned' seats. No seat in between us. They do have a seat empty on the other side of them. I also have a seat open on my other side. I figure after the movie starts i'll scoot over if it stays empty. Then i have 3 more people wander into my row on the other side. They don't sit in the seat right next to me, but this does mean i now won't be moving over. The movie starts and the seat on the other side of the couple to my right remains empty. I figure, sweet, maybe they will move down. Nope...not a chance. So now I'm stuck right next to this woman and what don't you know...she's chatty.

So now I'm awkwardly sitting too close to a person i don't know...who you would think could scoot over and she's gonna talk. The really awesome thing about the situation is I'm supposed to sit in my assigned im stuck. Even if I wanted to move, this whole 'pick before you enter' deal makes for really random seating patterns. The random empty seats I could move to are in awkward positions in the middle of aisles and groups of people.

So i spend the next two hours wondering how I'm not gonna shoosh this woman next to me. She tells her husband the names of all the random actors she recognizes. She reads every city name that flashes on the screen...out loud. It takes everything in me to not yell at her how we are all capable of reading. I then discover she isn't keeping up with what's going on. So she has to ask her husband whose wedding they are at and how old he thinks a certain character is. She asks what one characters name is and predicts what is going to happen after an important scene. She would also make this weird 'mmmm' sound during certain parts of the movie. I never did figure out what would happen on screen that would elicit that sort of verbal noise.

About 3/4 of the way through she had grown oddly quiet for about 20 minutes. I thought I just might be home free when suddenly her husband pulls out a bag of chips they had brought from home...a big bag...that wasn't open yet. I almost threw my purse at his head as he attempted for a full 30 seconds to 'quietly' open a bag that can not be opened quietly no matter how hard one tries.

Needless to say I am not a big fan of these new seating rules. With my new 42" tv and a surround sound at home along with a husband who doesn't talk during movies, I'm not sure how many movies I will see in the theaters this year. Especially if chatty cathy is assigned the seat directly next to me.

tech support

Today I learned what an RSS feed was and how to use one.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

thats what he said

So last night i was on my way home from a movie and I was listening to Love Line with Doctor Drew on a local radio station. It was about 10:30 and i had almost given up on learning somthing new for the day when i ran across this tidbit. Apparently a guy's penis can continue growing into his early 20s. And in instances during his life when he is feeling say a new can temporarily grow longer for a while due to more testoterone being produced during these periods of his life.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

how do you figure?

The economy sucks, but I can get online at 11:58 on a Tuesday night and shop. Wouldn't you think with the ability to shop at all hours more shopping would be done and therefore the economy wouldn't be in the crapper?


Today i discovered that i read so many books that I can't remember sometimes if ive read a book or not.

Monday, January 11, 2010

monday yoga

Tonight in yoga class I learned that Nancy sounds like she's having an orgasm in every damn pose we do. It's hard not to laugh.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Today i learned that i might not be too bad at making a pretty good bloody mary.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Today's new...a mexican hot chocolate has cayenne pepper in it.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Today I learned something from someone unexpected. I discovered that if you own a string of pearls, they are strung with a knot in between each pearl. This is done for two reasons. First, if the pearls are allowed to rub against each other over a long period of time they will begin to wear down. Second, if your necklace should break, all the pearls will not slide off. The string will just break but you don't risk losing a pearl.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Learned that if Stephen King recommends a movie...even if he says its just good, not should watch it. You should check it out...The Carriers.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I learned that KU fans are devoted enough (and crazy enough) to drive down k10 to see a game during white out conditions.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I learned that other people actually see me as a runner...even though I still don't consider myself one.

Monday, January 4, 2010


If you just put in a little extra effort to be a little nicer or to explain things a little more, you'll get further with someone in the end.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

sunday's new

I discovered the corporation behind the yellow 'planet aid' clothes drop boxes actually re-sell the clothes and then use the profits to help communities in Africa and Asia.

On the way to learning this, I also discovered that while i try really hard not to be a pack rat, i unabashadly am one . I delivered 5 trash bags of old clothes to my local drop off and threw away so much old jewelry it filled half a shopping bag from Macy's.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

another new

Today I discovered Andy Warhol had a shoe and foot fetish and designed the well-known zippered album cover of the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers.

Friday, January 1, 2010

something new

I have been known to be a fan of a project or challenge if you will. And while I have actually attempted this project a couple times I thought I might try it again. So...I have heard if you pay enough attention, you actually learn something new every day. I thought what the hell I'll give it a go since I actually learned something new today. So along with the random my friend is so fond of, we are going to attempt 365 days of something new. Here's my first:

Today I learned that the legal drinking age was 18 through 1984. I had not realized it was that recent.