Neurosis #4

Our apartment is in a state of chaos right now. Nothing really wrong with it but we just 2 large folding tables out in our dining/living room area. 1 for Price’s models and 1 for my scrapbooking. Sure I have space in the office to scrapbook but it would mean I’m alone in that room for hours on end. So when you walk in your are greeted with tables of paper based stuff. Oh yeah, I can’t forget that our dining room table has my final model on there. Can’t wait until I have officially graduated so I can toss that sucker out.


So since I can’t really change the overall shiz going I decided to fix a small problem that has been bothering me for a while. My shoes have always ended up in a heap in a basket I bought a few years back. This often resulted in an overflowing basket or the “rediscovery” of shoes have they have been sifted to the bottom of the basket. So I decided to take some action and get some containers (big surprise there!) to organize my shoes.


So I put my in season shoes in containers under the telephone table and my out of season shoes in my closet. I think I need a few more shoes, but more importantly some help…..


Muffin Fail

So my little idea about transforming a muffin recipe failed miserably this morning. Miserably.


I’m too frustrated to really explain what happened but a combination of the vague instructions which lead to a mistake in addition to my idea about adding jam into the muffin. Stupid jam sunk to the bottom of the muffin during baking so I ended up with burned jam muffins that broke apart easily.  Let’s just say I am never promising baked goods to someone before I have made it.

I went off to the House Rabbit Network’s annual volunteer’s meeting with no muffins in hand, luckily there was DD on the way so I could get some munchkins. I told Price to throw out all the “muffins” while I was gone since I was so pissed at looking at them.

Date night

Dear James Cameron-

Congrats on creating the highest grossing piece of crap. Price and I went to see your movie last night. We both knew nothing about your movie- no joke. Neither of us looked into what it was about at all prior to going. So we happily forked over the $25.00 (plus service fee) to see your movie in 3D at an IMAX theater.

I guess you should be glad that we knew nothing about the movie because if we had we would have saved our money and stayed in and played some wii. About 15 minutes into the movie I realize that it really is going to be SOOOOOOO predictable. Good guy, bad guy, save the earth message. We care about the earth- we recycle, use reusable bags, compost, etc- I get it. It’s an important thing that everyone can relate to. Anyway, my problem was the predictability plus I kept thinking that I had seen the movie before, just with a few changes.

This nagging feeling continued on until I remembered FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST. That cartoon that came out in 1992 with tone loc and tim curry- as the creepy sexy slim thing. You have kids- granted they were born after this movie came out but you are in the MOVIE BUSINESS. I would think you see a few of them for work related research. And If not, why did no one have the balls to tell you that Avatar is a future version of Ferngully?? Also, both movies were released by 20th Century Fox, did no one there consider the similarities???

Hoping that you are satisfied with having the top 2 grossing movies of all time and you retire now. With your new found free time you should sit down and google “Avatar Ferngully” or ” James Cameron Ferngully” and you can find things to the liking of this.


Nicole and Price

Most exciting part of the night was getting jellybeans (juicy pear is my all time favorite) and then going home to write this. Oh yeah and watching a clip of Tone Loc rapping in Ferngully.


Come on PETA, a robot can’t see his shadow!

“If he sees it, he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather and returns to his hole.

If the day is cloudy and, hence, shadowless, he takes it as a sign of spring and stays above ground.”

With Groundhog Day just around the corner, I’m rooting for Phil to bring on spring!! Of course, PETA has decided to put forth their 2cents and suggest that Punxsutawney Phil be retired and Phil be replaced with a ROBOT. PETA wrote an open letter to the President of the Groundhog Day Club hoping that the club would consider using a robot groundhog next year. The letter argues that the habitat that Phil lives in is not natural for groundhogs and that the event is stressful for him. They cite how other animatronic animals are popular, including an interactive dinosaur exhibit. (I personally think it would be so much more fun to bring back the dinosaurs so we could ride around on them)


While I think the tradition is a bit silly, I don’t think Phil has it all that bad. He is cared for and he has even been on Oprah. Hell, I’ll tell you if I see my shadow or not to chill with Oprah. The President of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club responded by saying that Phil is “being treated better than the average child in Pennsylvania.” Further explaining how he is kept in a climate controled enviroment and is inspected by the PA Department of Agriculture. (AP)

Robot or not, you can have the results of Ground Hog Day TEXT MSG’d to you!

(I don’t care about PETA or Groundhog’s Day, I just wanted a good excuse to post a picture of Bill Murray. And you can’t beat one with a groundhog!)

Sorry girls, gloves don’t class that up.


One of my co-workers came in today with this catalog of prom dresses called The Cool Book 2010. His daughters are HS seniors and received this in the mail. Please note that they did not request this.  I’m glad he brought it in because he thought we would enjoy it. And enjoy it we did.


So there we are huddled up together around this catalog commenting on the girls, makeup, hair, and of course the dresses. Clearly some of them were assisted with the bumpit. I was wondering who these girls are who buy these dresses. Sure enough I did some digging around and found a gallery. Unfortunately, this just raised more questions. I’m interested in how much some of these dresses are but I’m afraid they will track me down (somehow?) with my cell phone and I’ll be getting lots of catalogs for proms/parties/beauty pagents.


I went to my prom 7 years ago and I did not wear or see anything like this. Have things changed that much in just 7 years? I’m scared for humanity.