Somewhere between Bell's Palsy and death
Monday, March 08, 2004
Financial disaster averted
I'm going to have to cash in what's left of my 403 to do it, though, but that was ineveitable, anyway, since as a free-lancer I'm going to have to pay all my taxes this year. But I'll deal, because it also means I can pay off my computer, that stupid piece-of-shit Capital One card that keeps ass-raping me with fees, and get some other things done, such as new glasses and a long-overdue-and-not-of-the-fun-variety exam of my nether regions. (I know, the excitement doesn't seem to stop over here in NWI.) And Greta was nice enough to let me pay half of the rent money she lent me (contingent upon getting the 403 money, natch) so that I might catch up on the rest of the bills. And get myself a new pair of jammies from Target, which are just too damn cute for words (white with round kitty heads sucking on a feather, the words "bad kitty" underneath all the kitty heads. Rowr).
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Sunday, March 07, 2004
Somebody likes me! Eeeee!
I was doing my evening surfing, and I clicked on over to Angry Pete, checking to see what's up. And guess what I found (she said in a sing-song-y voice)!?!? I have been added to his blog roll! That's right -- ME! On a blog roll! And I'm quite sure he's my first! Boing, boing boing, yo! (swoon)

You've made my night, Pete. Shpanks, man.
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Saturday, March 06, 2004
As if it couldn’t get any worse …
Well, I got my freakin' check today -- AT ABOUT $165 LESS THAN I CALCULATED. What the fuck is going on, here!?!?! The only thing that might save my poor ass is the fact that I had a charge of $193.67 that I disputed with the bank.

I'm so freakin' irritated right now, I'm going to take a nap. Maybe then I'll have the strength to talk about the stupid wedding shower I had to suffer through today.
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Friday, March 05, 2004
F$*#%& stupid Post Office
Most days, I love being a free-lancer -- being able to work in jammies, cuddling with the cats, religiously watching ABC Daytime (don't have the slipper action going like those Moxie broads, but that's because, despite the insane shoe fetish, I'm barefoot as much as possible). But you know when I DON'T love being a free-lancer? When the freakin' Post Office is late with my damn money.
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So THAT’S where she got that.
I just saw "Bring It On" for the first time. Good flick. For some reason, I've been fixating on where Pixel Sphinx got the phrase, "The poo, take a whiff," and now I know ... or maybe I don't. But Kirsten Dunst says it in the movie, anyway. And of course, I can do every last one of the stunts performed, too.

Two assignments tomorrow -- one at 8 a.m. and the other at 11:30, so that means I have to get up at the buttcrack of dawn. At least they'll have coffee.
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Thursday, March 04, 2004
Can’t. Stop. Eating. Chalupas.
My God, how am I ever supposed to lose 50 pounds in a month if the damn Club Chalupas won't go away? They're soooo goooood.
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Another quiet day
The stories I started working on didn't pan out, so I spent another day relaxing and cuddling with the boys, who've been exceptionally affectionate the past couple days. At least today wasn't fraught with anxiety like Sunday was, so that's always a good thing.
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Wednesday, March 03, 2004
No accounting for taste
I don't get it. How does a man with a head as long my freakin' calf get any kind of play, let alone with hot, rich babes who grace Page 6? Or is there something about dick size being in direct proportion with the size of one's melon that I missed? Because there's no way in hell that guy could've gotten play without packin' some heat.

[UPDATE: No sooner did I post this when Wonkette posted proof. No, I do NOT buy it that he's packing THAT much heat.]
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Disney says ‘No’ to tits
Back in the day when I was slogging my way to getting an English degree, I had a professor who called Mickey Mouse the "Swastika of the 90s." Thought it was a brilliant metaphor, even if I had no idea how right he was. This, courtesy of USA Today..

You'd think a company progressive enough to extend benefits to gay couples would be mature enough to not get their tits in a knot about a damn nipple ring (although I gotta tell you, that looked awfully painful).
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Tuesday, March 02, 2004
I’m off to see the robots.
After a day of relaxation (aka sleeping the anxiety away), I'm going to go cover high school kids building robots. But not without having to explain this to Mother first.
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Monday, March 01, 2004
Oh, Uma. Honey …
Can somebody tell me why, at the Oscars, Uma Thurman was wearing a short-sleeved, kimono-karate-uniform-thing with a crinoline under it? And what the hell was going on with Jada P. Smith? At first I thought I liked her outfit, but then I got a second look and thought, "I don't get it." And to Liv Tyler, Scarlett Johanson (sp?) and Charlize Theron: Enough with the '40s waves, especially Liv -- I don't know what you were going for, but don't do it again.

Surprisingly, though, everyone looked pretty good last night. Even Nicole Kidman, who I usually think looks like crap (gold, sparkly ice skater ensemble for the Golden Globes, anyone?), turned it out. I think my favorite was Diane Lane, but she's just so damn hot, anyway. And I don't think I've ever seen Susan Sarandon look bad at the Oscars.
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Sunday, February 29, 2004
Opinions bad, hypocrisy good.
As if my neuroses weren't working overtime as it was, Choire opened up the flood gates with this little nugget.

Here's my question: Just how would a newspaper screen job candidates, stringers, editors or anyone else making news-type decisions? Would they ask them their sexual preference, or if they were HIV-positive? What are their political beliefs? If they're opposed to murder or rape or child molesting or war? If they're fundies or atheists? Because that's what newspapers cover, and I can guarantee you that there isn't a living, breathing soul on the face of this planet that doesn't have some sort of bias. And besides, you can't ask someone those kind of questions because, well, if you turn someone away for their beliefs/race/sexuality, that's called discrimination, and people frown upon that sort of thing. So, what to do, what to do ... wait, I know, how about allowing people to do their jobs? You can't tell me there aren't gay men and women in journalism who aren't covering the marriage issue right now, and you can't tell me there aren't Jewish people not covering the war, and that they're completely without feeling on the subjects they're covering. So how about trusting them to do what they do?
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Channeling Oliver: Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!
Nothing like ending the week/starting a new one than having a reader e-mail and point out that I fucked up their schools because I misread the information that was sent to me. That's something you just never want to hear. Ever.
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That there car’s got some balls to it.
Did anyone just see Mad TV with the "Family Feud" sketch between "LOTR" and "Cold Mountain?" Fucking brilliant. Ohmigod.
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Saturday, February 28, 2004
What about the nanny?
Earlier today (or would that be yesterday, since it's 12:02 a.m.?), my aunt called me to catch me up on the scam-ola that is our family. See, I technically have two families -- my real family, or the ones who fed me, cleaned my crap and helped me become the person I am today from the time I was two months old; and my biological family, who found me going on six years ago. (Never forget that fact: THEY found ME. It'll be important from here on out.)
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