Saturday, May 8, 2010

May 8, 2010

Go Lakers! Go Lakers! Go Lakers!
o__O What? Stop staring at me like that. Unless it's the Spurs against the Lakers, I can root for both teams! Of course, if they were pitted against each other, I would root for my Spurs. Yes. :)

Been a long day. I know. I am a horrible hostess for not getting this out earlier. I woke up late. Didn't get to work early enough to get this out earlier. :) Got completely drunk on IHOP coffee last night. (If you think this is an impossibility, you're wrong.)


May is National Military Appreciation Month!!!

This coming week is National Police Week and Reading is Fun Week.

Today is No Socks Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and Stay Up All Night Day.

Today in History

1792 US establishes military draft
1794 US Post Office established
1900 Galveston Texas, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die
1900 250 grave robbers shot to death
1944 1st eye bank opens (NYC)

Word of the Day

chevron - a badge or insignia in the form of an inverted V.


“Life is a B Movie: it's stupid and it's strange, it's a directionless story, the dialogue is lame, but in the 'he said she said' sometimes there's some poetry, if you turn your back long enough and let it happen naturally.” ~Ani Difranco

“What is right for one soul may not be right for another. It may mean having to stand on your own and do something strange in the eyes of others.” ~Eileen Caddy

“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.” ~William Faulkner

from random friends, family, etc.

"You don't know what they put in those things, it's like wildebeest or something. Either that or they found a way to deal with New York's sewer rat problem. "

~Mike Hernandez (speaking of Hot Pockets)


A hypnic jerk, hypnagogic jerk, sleep start, or night start is an involuntary myoclonic twitch which occurs during hypnagogia, just as the subject is beginning to fall asleep. Physically, hypnic jerks resemble the "jump" made when a person is startled,[1] often accompanied by a falling sensation.[2] It is commonly caused by irregular sleep schedules.[3]

**There is another name for the hypnic jerk. **

My Life is Average

Yesterday, my friend walked up to me, put her head down, licked my elbow, stood up and said, "Because you can't". It was the funniest thing that happened all day. MLIA

Today, I was walking across campus with a very quiet friend. A couple of obnoxious guys across the street yelled to her, "Nice rack!" She replied in the deepest voice she could muster, "Thanks, just got them today!" They shut up. MLIA

Today, I was reading a MLIA post about someone who taped their thumbs to the back of their hands to see what dinosaurs felt like. I laughed at the stupidity of this only to find myself 30 minutes later doing the exact same thing. It was fun. MLIA

Today, a few friends and I were ordering pizza online and under "special requests" my friend wrote, please be wearing a newspaper pirate hat. When the delivery guy showed up at the house he wasn't wearing a newspaper pirate hat but his response was " I'm sorry, we didn't have any newspaper and I can't wear a pirate hat, that would be a disgrace to ninjas everywhere." Best. Pizza Delivery Guy. Ever. MLIA

Customers are Fun

For The Love Of God, Get GPS, Part 2
Hotel Nova Scotia, Canada

Caller: “Hi. I’m trying to find you, but seem a bit lost.”
Me: “That’s no problem. Do you approximately where you are?”
Caller: “Nova Scotia.”
Me: “That’s good, but I will need a bit more information. Are you in Halifax or Dartmouth?”
Caller: “Canada.”
Me: “Do you know which city you are in?”
Caller: “Canada.”
Me: “Canada is the country. Which area of the city are you in. Do you know which road you are on?”
Caller: “No.”
Me: “Where have you driven from?”
Caller: “My aunt’s house.”
Me: “Do you know your aunt’s address?”
Caller: “She lives in Nova Scotia.”
Me: “Can you see any signs or landmarks?”
Caller: “I have some water on my right and some trees on my left.”
Me: “Any shops or gas stations?”
Caller: “No.”
Me: “You will need to keep going straight and call me back as soon as you see a sign or can stop at a gas station or shop and ask for help.”
Caller: “I thought you were guest services. Why won’t you help me?”
Me: “I am trying, but need a basic idea where you are.”
Caller: *shouting* “I’m. In. Canada!”

Chuck Norris Factoid of the Day

"Chuck Norris...End of Story "

Funny Pics
from the collection

^ the moms are high-fiving.

from the life & times of jessi bean

So, we went to IHOP last night. Epic. Yes. If you think you cannot get drunk off of coffee, think again. By the time we left around 2am, we had had so much coffee (or at least I had) that I was up every few hours going to the bathroom.

So, we swapped stories, made fun of each other, and got into an awesome conversation about Iron Chef vs. Iron Chef America, there was a lot of Flay bashing, as well as discussion about Julia Childs and how Martha Steward fashioned herself after Childs but never gave her credit.

My movie promotion of the day, because of this, is going to have to Julie & Julia.

Oh yeah, also, my friend from Valero came, too. Turns out it is a very small world, as she also knows someone I work with now. They used to work together. :: sings It's A Small World ::

Yes. It was awesome.

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

Hmmm. This would also include the story under Personal…

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

My nephews, I think, would greatly benefit from a night at IHOP. Now that's an adventure.

Random Funnies

Learn from My Fail

If you have really long hair, never bend over next to the toilet to pick up that paper towel that missed the trash can. #LFMF

Just because it’s a table knife, that doesn’t mean it won’t cut your tongue when you lick the peanut butter off it. #LFMF

Make sure the car window is rolled down before trying to stick your hand out and wave to someone. #LFMF

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