Thursday, September 29, 2005

"Smiles everyone, smiles..."

I’d like to give a big shout out to my homies from the north si-eed and say welcome to my blog.

I took the plunge today and sent this site to my former co-workers, friends and family. Tomorrow is my last day at work so I sent it those near and dear to me in the hopes that we’ll stay connected, if only through this blog. All input is appreciated and please, keep in touch!

Be sure and leave a comment once in awhile so that Ill know you've been around. You don’t have to log into Blogger, you can post anonymously and just sign your name in the body of the post. Thanks!

Monday, September 26, 2005

"and I'll be gone 500 miles before the day is done."

I am a woman obsessed. (I say that a lot, don’t I?) A few weeks ago I received disc 1 of season 1 of “LOST” from Netflix. Now, those who know me know that I tend not to be a bandwagon jumper- I never usually watch something just because everyone else is, or because it’s the most popular thing out there. Besides, I have strange tastes when it comes to movies and it’s not usually the same as everyone else. Well…..the husband and I watched the pilot of LOST and my jaw was on the floor the entire time. The first 5 minutes were the most intense five minutes of television that I’ve ever seen. Since then we watched 2-3 episodes a night to catch up with the new season. Now we can’t wait for the next episode. Everything about it- the mystery, the suspense, the numbers, Hurley, etc. has me spellbound. (Yes, Hurley. He is by far my most favorite character and he has the best one liners ever.) Oh, and all of you LOTR people will be happy to know there is a hobbit involved as well.

As you can tell, I’m not the only one obsessed with LOST. There are hundreds of web sites dedicated to it, including this official looking one from Disney for Oceanic Air, the "airline" the passengers were on when the flight went down.

Watch it, you'll get hooked.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

I quit.

Yep, that's right, I turned in my resignation Monday morning. It's been a long time coming so I don't think anyone was really surprised. In fact, the reaction I've gotten from most of my co-workers has been high five's and/or jealous pouting. All I know is that since I've made the decision to quit my digestive problems, headaches and bowel movements have all gone back to normal. Funny how that works.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

"Good morning, America, how are ya?"

Did anybody watch the telethon last night for Hurricane Katrina? The Foo Fighters did their rendition of "Born on a Bayou".


Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Deep Thoughts by Eric Idle

"I think it's interesting that women never went to the Moon. I think it's because the Moon controls their periods, and if they were on the Moon they'd have a period all the time."

p. 138 of The Greedy Bastard Diary by Eric Idle.

It's a theory I supose, but is it possible? I mean, he's right, no woman has been to the Moon and it does have a direct effect on our periods. So is it possible? To have a period all of the time or have none at all while you're there? Hmmmm.......

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Books, Books, and more Books

I recently read Running With Scissors and it was quite good. I highly reccomend it but it's also one of those books that you either love it or hate it. I myself loved it. It's a quick read, too, and I know everyone can appreciate that.

In other book news, I am going to share with y'all a site I check out every once in awhile. Based on the Book is a well maintained list of books that have (or are being) made into movies. This is why I read Running with Scissors, Gwenyth Paltrow is set to star in the movie version that is being released this fall. I love to read the books before they are chopped up and misinterpreted.

Here's another link to the tragedy that happened in my hometown this weekend- The Roanoke Times. This news story still freaks me out because- a.) It was so incredibly close to home (We're talking just a few hundred feet away) b.) I know half of their relatives c.) every time they show it on the news they interview people I know and d.) this could have happened to any of us. Very easily.

Monday, September 05, 2005

My oh my....

Where does the time go? All I know is that I have been glued to the news reports coming out of New Orleans for a week now and I think I need to take a break. Every day I've learned something that either disgusts me or terrifies me. A local provided me with an excellent news source-WWL-TV was the only tv station to continue to broadcast throughout the week as well provide 24 newscasts of what was going on in the area. They also have a fabulous blog that is updated every few minutes.

For an interesting perspective of the coverage, check out the CBC from Canada or the BBC from the UK.

In other news, this happened directly behind my parent's house over the weekend. My friend felt it from her house 7 miles away. When you grow up in a small town everybody tends to know everybody else so even though I didn't know these people in particular, I knew about half of their relations. It effects everybody that way. A former homecoming queen had brought 11 out of 12 of her kids with her from Virginia to visit family over the holiday weekend. She lost half of her children in a split second. I can't begin to fathom the loss she must be experiencing. Along with the stories coming out of New Orleans, I am ever so thankful for everyone I have.