Saturday, June 30, 2007

Egyptian Plagues for a New Millenium

The other day at work, I was working on a case where the veteran was seeking an increased rating for his boils. No, seriously. His boils. Anyway, it got me thinking about the Plagues of Egypt, you know, when the Pharoah (voiced by Ralph Fiennes) wouldn't let the Jews out of slavery, so Moses (voiced by Val Kilmer), was the servant of God and watched as he sent these horrible plagues to Egypt. Frogs, locusts, boils, water turning to blood, it was allllll good. So, I was thinking, what would the good plagues of Egypt be? Here is what I have come up with so far...

1. Plague of Rainbows

2. Plague of Puppies

3. Plague of Chocolate

4. Mani/Pedi plague (tm Caroline)

5. Plague of garden gnomes (tm Chris)

6. Water runs as Blackthorne cider

7. First-born sons find lollipops under pillows

8. Down comforter plague

9. Coupons for free pizza plague

10. The yet-to-be-determined plague; leave suggestions in the comments area!

Currently Watching: The Thirst, a vampire movie with my friend Patrick from college!

Currently Reading: The Maytrees

Friday, June 22, 2007

give me heart attack

Sometimes, the inner fangirl in me comes out to squee. Usually this is precipitated by mention of Jensen, Zachary, the Doctor, or any other adorable Sci-Fi boy. But occasionally, you need a real man. So I give you the first photograph from the set of the Indiana Jones 4:

I knew that I was looking forward to this movie. I have faith that it will be good (I really don't think Spielberg and Ford would sign on to a dud or make the film with a lame script), and I was really bummed when I heard that Sean Connery decided not to appear, but I don't think I was prepared for how pscyhed seeing this photo would make me. Like everyone my age, Indiana Jones holds an extremely high position in the film character hierarchy, and when I clicked the link and the photo opened, I think I actually gasped. Because! It's Indiana Jones! And a new movie! Next year! And Harrison Ford looks really great! And IT'S INDIANA FREAKIN JONES, PEOPLE!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

it's a good day

The laptop has returned! Hallelujah and praise JEEESUS. If you believe in that stuff.

Bestbuy finally got off their ass and got me my computer back. It has a new hard drive, a new motherboard, and a new screen. So it's basically a new computer. But! If it breaks down again it will fall under the "no lemon policy" of my warranty, since it will have needed 4 repairs. So bring, Bestbuy! I will so get you if you mess with me again.

In other news....I am going to see The Daily Show with Jon Stewart! Carly and I went to Riverdance at Wolftrap this past weekend and we talked about at some point going to New York and trying to score tickets to The Daily Show. So on a whim, I went to the comedy central site just to see what the availability was. Turns out there were only 4 days with tickets available. 4 days through June of 2008. And they just so happened to be in December and on one of my off-mondays. So I am wringing my hands trying to figure out if we should go and Carly is all, "eff this, we are going" and reserved tickets. This is why I love Carly.

So Jon Stewart plus laptop returning = good day!

Friday, June 08, 2007

See, Al Gore? I paid attention during the movie.

In an effort to reduce my carbon footprint and save some money, this morning I started taking the bus to the metro. This also has several other benefits: I use less gas, have less chance of my car getting hit by someone, can sleep in 20 minutes later, and cut my commute by 15 minutes. AND the metro buses take the SmartTrip card!

So why have I driven to the metro for so long? I pride myself on being independent and the idea of being restrained in what time I can leave work or arrive home due to the bus schedule was very unappealing to me. Yeah, I got over that. The bus is awesome, especially since they have copies of The Washington Post Express on it. And I also get a big thrill out walking up to the Pentagon to get to the metro station. Yeah, I know I'm a dork. Whatever. I can probably make one tank of gas last two weeks now. Woot!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Yes, it has been more than a month since I updated. Why? BECAUSE BEST BUY HAS KIDNAPPED MY COMPUTER.

They've had it for two weeks, it came back, had no operating system, and has been sent out again for another 2-3 weeks because, as they told me, "it didn't get fixed right the first time." Which was actually the third time since it has been in the shop three times since January. That means out of the past 6 months, I have actually had my computer in my possession only about 2/3 of the time.


I am never buying anything from them every again. Not even a CD. Or batteries. Nada. And I am telling everyone I know never to buy anything from them.

So in the past month of me being computer-less, I have missed updating about my trip to Seattle (rockin!), the opening of my condo pool (rockin!), getting chastized at work (less rockin), and how I think my car got keyed yesterday (very less rockin). I will try to make up for it by updating here at work. Shhhh! Don't tell my judge!

Currently Reading: the Rachel Morgan supernatural detective series by Kim Harrison

Currently Watching: BBC Miniseries North and South. Richard Armitage is my new obsession. Check out this pic. Colin Firth, watch out!