Thursday, May 6, 2010

May 6, 2010

Okay. My GO SPURS GO mood is kind of getting a little….deflated.
And they lost on Cinco de Mayo.

Song promotion of the day -
Haunted by POE
Wild by POE
Hello by POE
Angry Johnny by POE
***Note: POE, aka Ann Decatur Danielewski, is Mark Danielewski's sister. Why is that name familiar? Mark Danielewski wrote House of Leaves. In fact, POE's album, Haunted, was written in sync with Mark's book, and her songs reference the situations and characters from the book. Awesome? I think so.

My Gal Friday…Steffi Style Song Promotion of the Day-
Over the Hills and Far Away by Led Zeppelin
Gunslinger by Avenged Sevenfold
Follow Me by Uncle Kracker

Today in History

1833 John Deere makes 1st steel plow
1851 Dr John Gorrie patents a "refrigeration machine"
1904 American Lung Association holds its 1st meeting
1957 Last broadcast of "I Love Lucy" on CBS-TV
1987 Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes
^this sounds like a record I have to beat.


“There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva.” ~Josh Groban

“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.” ~Oscar Wilde

“I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.” ~Janeane Garofalo

“You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine.'” ~Tommy Cooper

“When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.” ~Mae West

from random friends, family, etc.

IFS wouldn't help me, so now I have to call Canada.....again. and I mean the *real* Canada. not Minnesota or Wisconsin!!!
~My Gal Friday...Steffi Style

Word of the Day

perpend - to ponder; deliberate


May is Get Caught Reading Month.
It is also MOTORCYCLE SAFETY MONTH!!!! Just throwing that out there, for those of you who ride.
My picks are The Last Oracle by James Rollins and Solipsist by Henry Rollins.
***Please send me your own picks so I can include them.***

This week is National Hug Week. Feel free to give me a hug.

Today is No Diet Day! So go grab a nomnomnom from the caf.
Today is also No Homework Day and National Day of Prayer.

If you happen to run into a nurse for any reason today, it is also Nurses' Day.


A circadian rhythm is a roughly 24-hour cycle in the biochemical, physiological, or behavioral processes of living entities, including plants, animals, fungi and cyanobacteria (see bacterial circadian rhythms). The term "circadian" comes from the Latin circa, "around", and diem or dies, "day", meaning literally "approximately one day". The formal study of biological temporal rhythms such as daily, tidal, weekly, seasonal, and annual rhythms, is called chronobiology.

Although circadian rhythms are endogenous, they are adjusted (entrained) to the environment by external cues called zeitgebers, the primary one of which is daylight.


My Life is Average

Today, I got in a fight with my sister at the grocery store because I wanted dinosaur shaped gummies and she wanted Tinkerbell shaped ones. We're 15 and 17. We got both. MLIA.

Today, I found out that if I put my phone on vibrate and put it on its side, it'll spin. I spent 10 minutes playing songs and pretending it was breakdancing. MLIA

Today, me and my friends went to target. I was excited when we got to the doors because I always like to pretend to open the doors with the force. Instead, a guy walks by us and says "Let me get that for you." and waves his hands to get the door to open. I find that just as acceptable. Why can't everyone be a gentleman like him :] MLIA.

Today, I was looking up weird laws in California. One law read: "No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour." I am confused to how the hell that is even possible. MLIA.

Customers are Fun

The Point Of No Return
Video Rental Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Me: “Thank you for calling. How can I help you?”
Customer: “You charged my credit card forty five dollars. Can I get a refund?”
(I pull up his account.)
Me: “Okay. I see that you rented two movies that were never returned and you were charged the sale price of the movies.”
Customer: “Well, I was on vacation and I forgot to return them on time.”
Me:“Let me go check the shelves for them; it’s possible that they didn’t get checked in properly. If I find them I can put a credit on your account that you can use whenever you’re in the store next.”
Customer: “I didn’t return them.”
(It’s been over two months since the movies were originally due.)
Me:“You didn’t return them?”
Customer: “Nope.”
Me:“Sir, you would like me to pay you for renting movies and never bringing them back?”
Customer: “Uh huh.”
Me: “I’m not going to do that.”
Customer: “Okay…I just thought I’d ask.”

Chuck Norris Factoid of the Day

"Chuck Norris was about to send an email when he realized it'd be faster to run. "

Funny Pics
from the collection

***NO!!! This is NOT cool! WHO THOUGHT OF THIS?!?!?!?!?!?***

from the life & times of jessi bean

I had something special to put here. What was it? I feel scatterbrained today. Serially. Scatterbrained. I need…focus factor or something.

I meant to come to come in for some OT yesterday. Didn't quite work out that way. Had a lot of plans to do things yesterday, and I did a lot of running around, but really, nothing got done. Nothing at all. Yeah…

Oh! I finally started on this idea for a book that has been bouncing around in my head for a while…
[fades off]

Scatter. Brained. Yup.

Oh! Yeah! On the dOrk fOrces group on FB (not the blOg on blogger), I have posted a *****hilarious***** video of a woman in a hamster suit in a huge bubble on a river, trying to stand up In the bubble. Funny, so if you get a chance, check that vid out.

Yesterday's dOrk fOrces is also up on
It includes a video of a commercial.

Also, my left eye has been twitching for going on three days now. It's getting a little frustrating. :)

People of Chase
from the life & times of … you!

Friday. IHOP. It's the last time I'll be seen out for a while. Hahahahabananahahaha. 11:15pm. Yupyup. :) Don't forget. Especially you, Mike, since you say you have a bad memory. Don't forget!

Someone stoled my chair. :( I don't like coming in and having to hobble around looking for another chair. Whoever is stealing my chair….STOP STEALING MY CHAIR! Also, the replacement chair I got is stopping the circulation of blood in my legs.

Thank You, Olan!

Live…From California!!
from the adventures of SPA (my nephew & his friends)

I got a friend request from one of my nephew's friends' yesterday. At first, I didn't realize who this "Wheels" person was, but it said we had 2 friends in common. So I ran my mouse over the 2 Friends in Common or whatever link, and it said that we had Scruffles and Slipknot in common. I accepted the friend request, then e-mailed my nephew, asking if his friend knew that he had just friend requested Scruffles' auntie Jessi.

My nephew e-mails me back,
"OH WOWW! Aunt Jess, he's my cousin! You’re his aunt too!"

Just kidding. :: blush ::

The people you meet online, I swear.

Random Funnies

The Top 10 Signs You Have A Bad History Teacher

Constantly gets Indonesia and Outdonesia confused.

As incentive for learning, when you name a state capital, you get to take a shot.

Insists that one of Popes during the Roman empire was Pope Bubba.

Thinks that Mussolini was Hitler's favorite pasta.

Counts Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada as "technically" U.S. States.

Tells you that its Napoleon that's the ice cream that comes in 3 flavors in one box.

Insists that the Great Depression could have been stopped with the right amount of Lithium.

Threatens to reenact Salem Witch Trials/Burnings if homework is not turned in on time.

Claims that it was Martin and Lewis that were the great explorers of the West.

Credits David Hasselhoff and not Democracy for the fall of the Berlin Wall

Learn from My Fail

I put a Chuck E Cheese coin in the vending machine at work, thinking that it would just act like a quarter, but now the machine is broken and I can’t get any Sun Chips. #LFMF

Don’t fill a piñata with red candy that can melt, unless you like allot of crying children. #LFMF

When running for the bus, do NOT throw your bag through the doors thinking it will make the bus driver wait. It won't. #LFMF

Make sure your keys are in your pocket, not your hand, before dropping your garbage down the chute. #LFMF

Swatting a fly buzzing around the kitchen is perfectly reasonable, but it’s probably a good idea not to grab the closest thing and swat with it. Particularly if that closest thing is an open box of instant pancake mix. #LFMF

Thank you, thank you. I am here for all eternity.


Serenity Now!

Maldives Islands

^I wants THAT office.