Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's me. I'm the bobblehead!




I'm a huge fan of "The Office" and of the character, Dwight Schrute. I don't know if it can get any better than his character. I heard a great interview with Rainn Wilson on NPR yesterday and I thought I would share. The interview is about his childhood and early acting years. It's very interesting.

Here's the link. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93060074


One of my favorite Dwight quotes:

"I have been Michael’s number two guy for about 5 years. And we make a great team. We’re like one of those classic famous teams. He’s like Mozart and I’m like...Mozart's friend. No. I’m like Butch Cassidy and Michael is like...Mozart. You try and hurt Mozart? You’re gonna get a bullet in your head courtesy of Butch Cassidy."

Oh....I almost forgot! Coldplay was INCREDIBLE!!! I was so impressed with them. They played a good mix of their old songs and new songs. They were actually filming live footage for their next video, which was really cool. When the video comes out look for me. I'm the girl in the white shirt.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Top of my list

I am so excited because Jason and I are going to see Coldplay tonight! It will be my first time to see them (Jason's second time) and I've been like a kid waiting for Christmas. I can finally begin checking people off my list.

Here's my list of top concerts I want to see:
Coldplay
Sting
U2
The Arcade Fire
and my guilty pleasure, Sheryl Crow (I'm going to her concert in August)

I wouldn't kick 'em out of bed for eating crackers list:
Patty Griffin
The Flaming Lips
Ryan Adams
Ray Lamontagne
Damien Rice

If you don't already know how dorky I am, I will show you my true colors. In preparation for the concert tonight, I have been listening to all of the Coldplay albums for the past couple of months non-stop. This morning during my run, I listened to samplings of all the songs. I want to be prepared in case they need me to fill in tonight...and by they, I mean Coldplay, and by Coldplay, I mean Chris Martin.

Another side note, since I'm rambling anyway, I would highly advise against taking a swig of Pepto Bismol before running. I was trying to abate the damage done by the beans I had eaten the night before, but I think it added fuel to the flame. World War III was occuring in my very own stomach. I still don't know who won...It definitely wasn't me.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Don't knock it 'til you've tried it

I don't want to give too many details away, just to protect the innocent, but I just have to tell this story. For one reason or another (again I must remain vague) I was looking through a list of names with another person, and we started to go through the W's when I saw the name Whitehead. I pointed and made a surprised noise. You just don't see that name very often. The person I was with said, "yeah, that is an interesting name. I would hate to be stuck with that last name." She proceeds to tell me other funny last names that she would hate to be stuck with. I tried to laugh, but I was kind of dumb-struck. "What's wrong?" she said.

"That's my maiden name."

After a couple of apologies, I assured her that it was no big deal. It's funny when you get caught saying something you shouldn't. It's like the time I was at the zoo with Jason and we were looking at the monkey exhibit...my most favorite animal. There was a monkey who was missing a limb and I stupidly said, without first surveying the people around me, "Look he doesn't have an arm! He's like NEMO!!!" Jason nearly punched me because I didn't see a particular person standing a few feet away. (Don't worry, he didn't hear) To be quite honest, this kind of thing happens to me all the time.

I miss that last name. The laughter, the zit jokes, the prank calls asking for Mr. Blackhead or Ms. Pimple. The jokes are endless.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sappy, Sappy Mess




Jason took me out on a date Saturday night to our favorite restaurant in Lake Forest. They have my favorite cheeseburger, and you know I love a good cheeseburger! We had such a wonderful night...they have the most beautiful patio and the weather was perfect. While we were eating, a group of 30-something, impeccably dressed ladies came in and were seated at the table next to us. I couldn't help but smile at them; they were having such a good time. A little while later, Jason said to me, "That's going to be you and your friends in ten years." I started laughing while agreeing with him, and then, inevitably, the tears started coming. It was one of those cries where I was trying to cover up my face with my hair so that no one would see. Eventually, I just had to stoop over the table and look the other way. Needless to say, I miss my friends!! And yes, that will be us in ten years.
Girls, I could not find a group picture of us! We need to take an updated picture in November.

Monday, July 14, 2008

TV Watching


Does anybody else watch Jon & Kate Plus 8? I just started watching this show and I'm completely hooked. I usually don't watch TLC except for What Not to Wear, and I'll sometimes watch Little People, Big World, except I'll usually turn it off before an episode finishes because the dad really bugs me.... But anyway, I think this show is fascinating. If you haven't seen an episode, I highly suggest it.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Just call me "Kitty"


I have issues. Please let me explain...
The past four days have been glorious; no work, no schedule, lots of naps, good nights sleep. We also did a lot of organizing and cleaning, which I immensely enjoyed. One small problem (triggered by the organization overhaul, I believe), has seeped into my life. When the slightest thing is found out of place, I clean or put it away accordingly and immediately. Not such a bad thing, right? Well no, except for the fact that over the course of four days, I have managed to successfully "put away" my husband's keys (as they are normally out of place) in my purse on five different occasions. This is definitely not where they belong. Why am I doing this? I have absolutely no idea. I have no recollection of putting his keys in my purse, and when he wasn't able to find his keys I helped him search high and low. We've literally torn closets apart over this issue. By the third time he couldn't find his keys, we became wiser (and more frustrated) and went directly to the black-hole known as my purse.
This morning after lecturing him on the fact that he should keep his keys on his person at all times, I went to unlock my car with HIS KEYS. I know, I am absolutely going insane. It doesn't help that he called me this morning asked if I had his Student ID. It's in my purse!!! I proceeded to tell him that I'm like a cat who hides their owner's keys and other personal belongings. Pretty soon I'm going to start pooping in his shoes. He'd better watch out.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Don't spray for bugs


On my run yesterday, I was trotting along, and I must have been breathing pretty hard, because I sucked a bug (the picture is my dramatic recollection of the thing) straight up my nose. It went so far up my nose that I couldn't blow it out. My only option was to suck it into my mouth and spit it out. So I've decided to open a new business. Instead of spraying for bugs, just hire me. I can run circles around your house and breathe really heavily until all the bugs have been exterminated by my nose. More about the business later. I have to go throw up now.