Monday, March 27, 2006

Photo Blog

How lazy am I? So lazy that I just got around to uploading pictures from my camera dating back to Thanksgiving. If you want to see more there’s a whole mess of ‘em on my, go check it out under “My Photos” in the sidebar over there.

My cousin’s kids, so cute!

Some shots I took at the Getty:

And what kind of photo blog would this be if it didn’t end with some cute animal pictures?

Dexter graduated from basic obedience (again) on Saturday. On a very sad note, one of the dogs in Dexter’s class, a black lab named Jackson, was hit by a car last week and didn’t make it. Someone left the gate open and he escaped, so all of you remember to be very careful with your pets and make sure they are always in a secured area and that guests are informed as well. I see dogs roaming free on the street far too often and it kills me to think that this kind of tragedy could happen to any of them.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Friday Fun Quiz

I found this on Valerie's blog and thought it looked fun.

You Are Pocahantas!
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Free-spirited and wise. You have a strong passionate spirit that touches and changes all who know you. The wisdom and common sense that you have is really what guides you through life. Even so, you also have a very playful side that loves adventure and excitement.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

If a small quiz is called a quizzical, then what do you call a small test?

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

In the news

Since there’s nothing terribly exciting going on in my life right now and it’s about time to post something already, here’s some filler content. Both of these recent news stories struck me as especially odd, and well, kind of dumb.

Injured Illinois cheerleader who cheered from gurney worried accident might distract from game

I saw this cheerleader on the Ellen DeGeneres show yesterday (yeah, I watch Ellen, what of it?) and all I can say is, wow. I mean, I can understand giving the ol’ “I’m OK” wave as you’re being carried off the court, but to continue cheering along to the fight song as the paramedics are trying to cart you off while stabilizing your spine? This just goes to prove that cheerleaders are more robot than human. Shiny, smiley robots. It seems like this girl is getting a lot of press and Ellen even gave her and her friends a free trip to some beach resort because she had to miss out on spring break due to her injuries. I guess we, as a nation, value peppiness deeply.

Moving on.

Teen Shot for Walking on Grass

Who the fuck actually shoots someone for walking on their property? Threatening to shoot, maybe, but to actually go through with it? Just disturbing really, and unfortunately I don’t think that Navy flag is just co-incidence. At least he called 911.

Hope everyone is having a good week, I’ve got the cabin fever pretty bad. It’s warming up outside and I want to enjoy the sunshine before the cold and rain come back.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Lunching, LA Style

Two of my co-workers in my department have birthdays this week, so we celebrated by taking them out to lunch at Luna Park. And guess who walks in half way though our meal? It’s Sean Hayes from Will and Grace. And that’s all I have to report, sorry I have nothing more interesting to say like he picked his nose while eating or something like that.

Lunch was excellent and the cake was even better. I’ve been in a food coma for the last few hours and am looking forward to getting the hell out of here. Tonight we’re going to see Toots and the Maytals with Elijah Emmanuel and The Revelations at the Sunset Strip House of Blues

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

I’m talented

I am not known as the most graceful being on the planet. In fact sometimes I can be downright klutzy. On occasion I manage to produce some disaster by doing what would seem a very simple thing, like say…walking.

Last night I came home from the gym quite a bit later than I would have liked because I had to come home to get my gym bag, because of course I had gone to the trouble of packing it that morning but not actually grabbing it as I was running out the door late as usual. In addition to being a klutz I am also forgetful and always running late. It’s just too much fun being me some days.

Anyway, I was starving and tired and walking across my living room to go take a quick rinse in the shower before I ate my dinner that Jason so thoughtfully made (love you honey!). As I was walking in one direction with my head pointed in another talking to J I heard a big crash and was very surprised to see a huge spray of shattered glass laid out in front of me. The door to the entertainment center was open and I had apparently kicked it and there was glass everywhere.

So, tired sweaty hungry me had to spend the next 15 minutes sweeping up glass from the carpet. Jason was nice enough to vacuum while I was in the shower (love you again!).

So that was fun.

I’d also like to take a moment to send a PSA to all LA drivers since it’s been raining once in a while around here and obviously no one has any idea how to handle that on the road (or in general for that matter).

People, when it is raining it is usually kind of dark and hard to see, so maybe you could do us all a favor and TURN YOUR F*CKING LIGHTS ON. I swear, as many as a quarter of the cars I see on the road when it’s pouring out have no lights on, and seem to not recognize that flashing your brights at another driver is the universal signal for TURN YOUR LIGHTS ON IDIOT.

That is all. Happy Humpday.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Ooops! I think you dropped something…

“You know who? Oh yes, please right this way!”

Having had my first Hollywood Oscar Party experience last night I can say it was interesting and a bit surreal, and I leaned that name dropping is the name of the game at the list check table. So much name dropping in fact that I was surprised no one tripped and fell on their way in. I ran a shift for the after party and let me tell you, you do not want to deal with people who think they are very important because they know someone important and you have to tell them they are not on the list. Indignant scoffing and desperate whiny cell phone calls will be made to people already inside the party. Also, everyone and their mother thinks they are entitled to a gift bag. Just sayin’. Other than dealing with a few of these unsavory moments, it was kind of fun and there was some good crowd watching to be had.

Now let the celebrity name dropping begin: Jennifer Love Hewitt was hosting the party, I didn’t actually meet her but she looked stunning and she’s shorter than you’d think. Sasha Cohen was there (she’s about half the size of JLH), the flying tomato kid, and some soap opera people I didn’t recognize. But the really exciting moment for me was when Mr. Eko of LOST showed up at my check in table. I tried to be cool but I’m sure I came off as a total star-struck spazz. He seemed very nice and I shook his hand and got him and his publicist their passes.

All in all I would say it was a good time. I wore a dress and bothered to get my hair and nails done and my co-workers would not shut up about how great I looked, so that was a little embarrassing. Just goes to show what a slob I am at the office most days I guess, hehe.

Edit: I just got pics from the photographer and couldn't resist posting them, my hair may never be that shiny again. You can click for big

Me and my boss

Some of my favorite work peeps