Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I think I'm in love with you

The world looks mighty good to me
'cause Tootsie Rolls are all I see
Whatever it is I think I see
Becomes a Tootsie Roll to me
Tootsie Roll how I love your chocolatey chew
Tootsie Roll I think I'm in love with you
Whatever it is I think I see
Becomes a Tootsie Roll to me.

Who can take a sunrise
Sprinkle it with dew
Cover it in choc'late and a miracle or two
The Candy Man
Oh the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can
'Cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good

Who can take a rainbow
Wrap it in a sigh
Soak it in the sun and make strawb'ry leman pie
The Candy Man
Oh the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can
'Cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good

The Candy Man makes
Everything he bakes
Satisfying and delicious
Oh, talk about your childhood wishes
You can even eat the dishes

Now who can take tomorrow
Dip it in a dream
Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
The Candy Man
Oh the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can
'Cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good

The Candy Man makes
Everything he bakes
Satisfying and delicious
Now talk about your childhood wishes
You can even eat the dishes

Who can take tomorrow
Dip it in a dream

Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
The Candy Man
Oh the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can
'Cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good
The Candy Man can
Cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good

Candy Man
Candy Man
Candy Man

The Candy Man can
Cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good

Candy Man
Candy Man
Candy Man

-Willy Wonka, The Candyman

Monday, October 30, 2006

94 !!!

My teacher scared me at the beginning of class tonight, because the disk I used to turn in my last assignement wouldn't work.

Dammit! I thought I was through with that thing!! Argh!

So she had me email her a copy to grade tonight. I didn't expect it back until maybe tomorrow, but I just got the reply. She only found 3 mistakes. One comma error, how the fuck did I miss that? One place where I guess I should have used his or her instead of their. I respectfully disagree....
And one period at the end of an entry, even though the book clearly shows no period after a webpage. If I pointed it out, she would correct the grade, but I figure its no big deal since I got a good grade.

Woohoo me! Much better than the 70 on the first paper!

Thank you Microsoft Word

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Halloween Pic Mischief

Hey guys. We had a little Halloween party here last night. Not too many people showed up, but we had some fun. The cast included a Pirate, an Angel/Devil, a Doctor, a Bat, a Jamaican Stripper, a Fairy Mommy, a Lion Cub, and a little bundle. My wings got in the way, caused a disaster. I owe someone a drink, and I have a painful bruise on my foot.

Sarah and Chris had some intense fun with Guitar Hero (most evil party game ever)

We were all having alot of fun...

Until Chris bit a child's finger off!

If there are problems loading all the pictures at once, let me know and I'll post thumbnails instead. Also, I have the unedited originals and a couple pics of the little ones if you want those.

Monday, October 23, 2006

20 Oct BSG **spoilers**


- Man did they ever frak with Kara's head. Poor thing.

- Well, its not like they could call the show Battlestar Pegasus.

- Awww sad ...my favorite character died....
*does a happy dance*




*Loud music*
*Hubby tries to be cute and lovey*
*Annoyed look*

Oh, I didn't realize you were doing your homework now, since you havn't been doing it ALL WEEKEND.

Well duh. Its due tomorrow. That's why I'm doing now.

I don't know why I bother to pretend I will work on it sometime before 8pm Sunday. Denial? Optimism? Apparently I can only work if there is a time crunch. That has to change.

Saturday, October 21, 2006


Just got back from a nice refreshing walk with the hubby. *sigh* We hate Texas. Our list of places that would be maybe okay to live? Colorado, D.C area(maybenot), Oregon, Washington. Biggest complaint about Texass? There is not a damn ounce of culture in this place. Also, it smells. Skunks, sewage, skunks, mmm potato wedges *follows nose*...

Only thing I like about this place? The stars, but thats only because this is a medium/small city and this area doesn't have much light pollution. The Orionid meteor shower is this weekend. I slept through best viewing this morning, but maybe there will still be something to see if I stay up tonight. If I had a small backyard telescope, I would catch the comet Swan cruising through. *sigh* No such luck.

In other news? I wish we would go look at more apartments. I wish I was more motivated for school. These and more I would wish upon a shooting star, if I see any tonight.

Space Elevator

Friday, October 20, 2006

In response to Chloe:

Is Goonies the one with the big dog? I dunno, I'm a complete outcast on 'classic' movies like that.

I've had volunteer work that made me feel bad, especially visiting old people, especially vets, especially during the holidays. But some makes me feel good, like tutoring kids, which is weird, because I despise other people's offspring.

I hate dogs. Destructive disgusting beasts.
Also hate cats. Evil disgusting beasts.

When I eventually live a settled life, I want to get an African Gray Parrot.

I was at a public bathroom an hour ago that smelled like maybe the sanitary napkin trash hadn't been taken out. Rotten un-ladylike odor...

I've only eaten (i originally typed eated) Thai food twice, because even the 'not spicy' food burns my tongue off.

Random, completely unrelated information:
I didn't eat any lunch today, but I did take a lunch break.
My arms hurt.
I have 3 homework assignments due on Monday, and 2 due on Tuesday.
Today is Sci-Fi Friday.
Micheal and I are looking for an apartment to move into in December.
Ants. Fucking Ants.
There are no curry restaurants in San Angelo.
Scratch- There are no good restaurants in San Angelo.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Some days I'm not sure how I got to be so stupid.
I'm sorry for that too.
But I guess its too late.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Counted Sorrows

For any Dean Koontz fans out there, I just found out he finally published The Book of Counted Sorrows.

From "The Mask"

Evil is faceless strangers,
living in distant neighborhood.
Evil has a wholesome, hometown face,
with merry eyes and an open smile.
Evil walks among us, wearing a mask
which looks like all our faces.

From "Cold Fire"

Nowhere can a secret keep
always secret, dark and deep,
half so well as in the past,
buried deep to last, to last.

Keep it in your own dark heart,
otherwise the rumors start.
After many years have buried
secrets over which you worried,
no confidant can then betray
all the words you didn't say.

Only you can then exhume
secrets safe within the tomb
of memory, of memory.

In the real world
as in dreams,
nothing is quite
what it seems.

Good reading for my current mood. Except I just saw that he also published his next Odd Thomas novel, Brother Odd. So my mood is improved, but only a bit.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

7-Day Food Intake


Completeness Score

Fullness Factor
ND Rating

Total Calories 11770 (49300kJ) 589% of Daily Value
Calories from Alcohol ~382.7 (1602kJ)
Calories from Carbohydrate 5531 (23160kJ)
Calories from Fat 3667 (15350kJ)
Calories from Protein 2194 (9186kJ)

22 Cream, fluid, light (coffee cream or table cream)
134 Snacks, potato chips, white, restructured, baked
38 Cheese, feta
126 Oil, corn, peanut, and olive
0 Starbucks addition: Flavored Sugar Free Syrup
609 Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all
384 Gyoza
73 Salad dressing, ranch dressing, commercial, regular
840 Tortilla Strips
259 KRAFT VELVEETA Pasteurized Process Cheese Spread
130 Pork, cured, bacon, cooked, broiled, pan-fried or roasted
280 Caribou Coffee Bar
338 Mountain Dew
1052 Chicken Wings, Plain
54 Sugars, granulated [sucrose]
201 Peach Cobbler

Saturday, October 14, 2006

It's Raining!


It just started raining. I've had the sliding door open all day, and just now every one of my neighbors' dogs started barking LIKE THE SKY HAD DEEPLY OFFENDED THEM.

I put on some tangerine lip gloss and answered the door...

Friday, October 13, 2006

The capital of Djibouti is Djibouti.

Current mood: slightly inebriated

I have a dental appointment in a couple weeks, so last night I used my retainers. I woke up this morning and my teeth hurt, as usual, but I realized the retainers were gone. WTF? I went to PT not knowing where they were... but when I got back I found them in my bed. I guess its because I usually take them out in the night and put them on my nightstand, but I got rid of the nightstand recently.



Okay, back to tv.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


Guitar Hero is evil
Evil and wrong
Just....just BAD.
Did I mention stoopid?
Why me?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Ants Go Marching...

As the vaccum roars to life and the horrific tube of death approaches, the ants struggle as fast as their little legs can carry them. Their tiny minds are overwhelmed with the idea that such a vile machine can even exist. "I don't want to believe in a universe that contains this horrible thing!!"


Yeah, well I don't want to live in Texas. I guess you should've thought of that before you walked into my damn house and bit me. Fukkers.

Okay, while there are actually ants swarming about my feet, I'm starting to think some of this is in my head. Now that I know they're there and I've been bit a few times, I'm getting these creapy-crawly feelings all the time. Maybe its the ants, but maybe my husband has been gone for 3 weeks and I havn't had a reason to shave my legs...

11:15pm, Homework Status: 45%

Sunday, October 8, 2006

News Flash

TJ is highly unmotivated.

Still not far on my homework. Tomorrow is a new day.

Saturday, October 7, 2006


So about that annotated bibliography, I'm not in the mood, okay. I decided I'm not doing any more homework until I clear the disaster area that my office has become. I don't even know where to stack things anymore. I have to move my printer to a more stable spot. I cannot work in here, and I'm tired of doing my work on my couch (coutch? why does neither one look right? why am I not going to look it up?) because it hurts my wrist to use the mouse from that angle.

Also, I'm still kinda annoyed about this iPod thing. Someone please help, before I pull my ears off from the frustration.

Greetings to Wade, new subscriber, who I do not know.
What possibly drew you to my humble bloggy?
Probably my excessive, yet classy, use of oversized smileys and profanity.

***Update*** I figured it out, but its even more frakkin annoying. The iPod plays in the exact order you originally added to the playlist. But iTunes doesn't ever show them in that order, so it was confusing, and I can't add something to the middle of a playlist later. Mother. Fucker.

***Update2*** RTFM Again

To reorder songs manually, select the playlist you want to reorder, then drag the song titles into the order you want to hear them. If you can't drag a song, click the column heading with the numbers to sort the playlist by play order.You can't reorder songs if they're sorted by one of the other headings, or if shuffle is turned on.
Also, my bloody ears are now sitting on the desk, so I won't be needing the iPoop after all.

Wish me luck

I'm about to go to a BBQ. Eek! Social Event!
*hides under rock*

*aahh cozy rock*
Problem: I'm having some rather unfortunate effects from the cheeseburger I had yesterday. This might not be good at all.

Wish me luck.


Reasonable amount of fun, people to talk to so I didn't have to watch the game. Ate too much. No inappropriate odors from me. All in all, a successful social experience.

Friday, October 6, 2006


I love BSG. Frakkin Sonofabitch Toasters!

Also, Queen Victoria was a werewolf...!

Now my arms hurt...

So the office cut out early and went bowling this afternoon. I'm not normally very good at all, rarely break 100, but its one of the very few "sports" I like. Mostly because you only move 5 feet per turn, and you can drink, and its indoors. So today I did really well (for me) and my first game was 135. Smoked the competition, such that it was (i mean, I beat them...). Second game was 116, which put me in 3rd, but the best in that game was only 136.
So I think I did pretty well overall. It was fun.

We've got new Dr. Who tonight, plus 2 hours of brand-new Battlestar. Its a good day. BBye!

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Finely Crafted Space Vessel

Some insight into the world of the nerd. Actually, I was just posting this email string for my own entertainment, but feel free to enjoy it. I was taking Pre-Calculus and suffering massive headaches, fevers, and muscle pain at the time. Also, I couldn't move my neck.

Me: I always look to Dooce for my daily dose of pick-me-up, and I was feeling a bit down just now ( with the -two/(sqrt 30) being not equal to -(sqrt 3)/3 )…*grrrr*

Enjoy this for just a moment...

James: Awww Its ok. Things will get better I promise. Anyway I have no idea what kind of rocket science equations your putting in your e-mails, but Ill read the article when I get home tonight.

Me: Rocket Science, yeah...sure. You keep thinking that. I got myself turned around and the answer I got wasn't the one in the book. I figured it out though.

James: Good for you, if you didn't it would have kept me up all night thinking about the answer, was the answer JELLO, cause that's what I got.

Me: Paperclip

James: 42

What was the question again?

Dan: Apparently the question had something to do with a rocket built out of paper clips and jello. -_-

Me: A rocket made out of 42 paperclips, runs on jello, smells like skunk. That's it guy's, we're ready to make history!

James: Does the Jello need to be magnetized?
Dan: It needs treated with inverse Tachyon pulse emissions.

James: Where the hell are we going to find the crystal to run that kind of power? We should equip it with Airbags too cause this doesn't sound too safe.

Dan: Airbags, Lawl. Learn2seatbelt in my opinion.

Me: Keep your inverse pulses to your own quarters.
No airbags, we use Inertial Dampeners. Of course, with the slightest technical problem they will go offline and we will be thrown across the ship. It's called 'fun.' Seatbelts are also unnecessary, you wimps.

James: Can I at least get cyanide tablet?

Dan: I want some Alka-Seltzer tablets in case I come under attack, so I can pretend to froth at the mouth.

Me: You'd rather die by poison than by rapid decompression? You don't belong in my new spaceship. (The meek shall inherit the Earth, the rest of us are going to the stars in jello-powered rockets.)
Frothing at the mouth is only allowed post-mealtime, when alien bacteria have invaded your lunchmeat. It's more 'fun' when its real.

James: I thought the hull would be made out of Jello I didn't think you were using it as a alternative fuel source. I think we should use bubble gum instead. We should use bean bag chairs for seats and nerf guns as forward torpedoes.

Me: NOooo...we should seal the ship with bubble gum! Have you ever seen used bubble gum? That stuff is solid.

James: I think it depends on what kind of bubble gum we use or maybe we can mix bubble gum and silly putty to make a super material. O.o and we should use plastic bags for helmets.

Me: You'll be the first one to test the new helmet design, very smart. ;) Maybe we can take the super putty gum material and lay it over a lattice of paperclips. Make the whole ship out of it.
Is there some real work I'm supposed to be doing?

James: The new helmet design is flawed, but I will test out the ceramic wrap jump suit. I wonder if we can get it to run on fecal matter?
And to your 2nd question..prob not.

Dan: Real work? Crazy talk like that from our chief engineer and warp core specialist is cause for a little worry. Especially in a ship with no seatlbelts or airbags. The only possible solution to the numerous safety concerns this craft is raising is to install a Radio Frequency Jammer, and a IFF (friend/foe) detector to be prepared for any threat that may arise.

Me: You're talkin' like you ain't talkin' to the Captain of this finely crafted space vessel....
Daniel is now in charge of chewing all the gum for the composite hull. You have one week.
James is responsible for manning the Turbulent Path Sensor (TPS) array. I require hourly reports.
Michael is the Captain's Wench...he shall retrieve me a bottle of the moonshine I've been brewing in the warp coil.

James: The sensor array became over stimulated in recent tests and began emitting a white ooze, we are unsure of the effect this will have on the project. We have taken a sample and sent it to the lab for DNA testing, but it will take a week to get the results. As of right now all future tests have been put on hold and there is no ETA for when testing will resume. Needless to say my engineers are baffled by this recent development and need time to figure out the cause.

Me: James isn't allowed to work night shift anymore. Didn't I tell you to keep your 'inverse pulse experiments' to your private time? Watch that console for signs of...I bet that's how the Borg got started.

James: Ok well someone is going to have to pickup the slack, OO and I decided to decorate the inside of the spaceship with the magazines I had before the random emissions.

Me: I think you've been 'picking up the slack' enough for everyone.

James: OO I have been picking up something, but this spaceship will not build itself you know.

Me: Does anyone know where the Advil is? Who's in charge of stocking medical supplies? ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz............................

James: Captain whats the status of this?...so far I have been fired/denied any requests I have made..let's get this ball rolling shall we. Dan is completely inept and is now eating his part of the project.

Me: Ooooo...NOT GOOD Danny Boy! You're never pooping again
James, none of your lip, mister. You're fired. Also, you're in charge of the medical supplies.
Everything else is being contracted out to Alien Hippo Corp.

You fired me and gave me access to the medical supplies, which I just put on EBAY.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Oh for Fuck Sake!

Oh for Fuck Sake! My print head is misaligned again. I just printed this damn memo twice. The table it is on isn't sturdy enough, it shakes side to side too much.

Fuck. I've wasted alot of paper tonight. I'm buying cheap printer paper soon, not this nicer stuff I use for scrapbooking. Its not card stock, just good printer paper.

Fuck. Also, I will use the old printer, no matter how much it annoys me. No sense wasting my photo-quality ink on damn memo printouts.

***Update...realigning didn't work. How's that happen? Too tired to care, she's getting it as it is.*****

Monday, October 2, 2006

Late-night survey

My Personality

Openness To Experience

You are introverted, reserved, and quiet with a preference for solitude and solitary activities. Your socializing tends to be restricted to a few close friends. You can be very easily upset, even by what most people consider the normal demands of living. People consider you to be extremely sensitive and emotional. A desire for tradition does not prevent you from trying new things. Your thinking is neither simple nor complex. To others you appear to be a well-educated person but not an intellectual. People see you as tough, critical, and uncompromising and you have less concern with others' needs than with your own. You like to live for the moment and do what feels good now. Your work tends to be careless and disorganized.

You feel tense, jittery, and nervous and often feel like something dangerous is about to happen. You may be afraid of specific situations or be just generally fearful. You don't usually get angry too easily but some things can annoy you. You tend to lack energy and have difficult initiating activities. You are sensitive about what others think of you. Your concern about rejection and ridicule cause you to feel shy and uncomfortable around others. You are easily embarrassed and often feel ashamed. Your fears that others will criticize or make fun of you are exaggerated and unrealistic, but your awkwardness and discomfort may make these fears a self-fulfilling prophecy. You do not experience strong, irresistible cravings and consequently do not find yourself tempted to overindulge. You experience panic, confusion, and helplessness when under pressure or stress.

People generally perceive you as distant and reserved, and you do not usually reach out to others. You tend to feel overwhelmed by, and therefore actively avoid, large crowds. You often need privacy and time for yourself. You tend not to talk much and prefer to let others control the activities of groups. You lead a moderately paced life. You like some energetic activities, but also like to relax and take it easy. You get overwhelmed by too much noise and commotion and do not like thrill-seeking activities. You are not prone to spells of energetic high spirits.

Often you do not feel effective, and may have a sense that you are not in control of your life. In general you tend to be disorganized and scattered. You have a strong sense of duty and obligation, and feel a moral obligation to do the right thing. You are content to get by with a minimal amount of work, and might be seen by others as lazy. You have a reasonable amount of will-power and are able to follow through on tasks that you feel you need to complete. You can be distracted however and have been known to procrastinate. You often say or do the first thing that comes to mind without deliberating alternatives and the probable consequences of those alternatives.

Test Yourself Compare Yourself

Sugar...mmm sugar

Can you believe you can order Custom M&Ms??!!
Also, they have different flavors. I'm fond of almond, or peach, or maybe cherry. Ahh consumerism...though I doubt you can get custom M&Ms with different flavors. How cool would that be?

Speaking of sugar, I baked my semi-almost-famous pumpkin cheesecake this weekend. The commissary didn't have standard canned pumpkin, only pumpkin pie mix, WHICH IS DIFFERENT! Also, I got chatty (a rare thing) and kinda sorta overcooked it. I took it into the office this morning, and those who had some seemed to like it. Oopsie, I forgot to package up the rest at the end of the day. Its still sitting on the breakroom table. That's not good.

For those who have requested the recipe (Mom), now would be a good time to get a pen and paper. I adapted it from a recipe in my favorite cookbook ever, Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies. It was originally a bar recipe.

2 cups finely crushed gingersnaps
1/4 cup butter, melted

Punkin' fillin'

1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (to taste)

Cheesecake fillin'
4 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar (or more, you'll feed this to other people )
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 dash of pumkin pie spice (for fun)
4 eggs

Set oven to 325.
1. Lightly grease pan (oops), I use a regular cheesecake pan, but 13x9x2 should work. Combine butter and gingersnap crumbs. Press into pan, a large spoon works for this. Bake crust for 10 minutes or until firm (bake?...maybe next time).
2. Combine ingredients for pumpkin filling, set aside.
3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, spice, and vanilla, beat some more (cooking is kinky that way). Add each egg one at a time, beat until combined (i'm getting kinda hot).
4. Pour about 1/4 of the cheesecake batter into the pumkin mixture and mix until smooth (and yummy). Pour remainin cheesecake mixture into the pan. Spoon the pumkin mixture in dollops over top, and use a knife tip (i like chopsticks better) to gently swirl into a pretty pattern.
5. Bake until the end of time. Really, it always takes me forever, but at least 30 minutes. Its done when a toothpick or fork comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for an hour, then move to fridge 24 hours. If you try to cut it before 24 hours, DISASTER SHALL STRIKE YOU!!!!!! (no really, it'll suck)

I love October.