Wednesday, November 29, 2006


what is happiness? happiness is coming in from the bitter cold to a nice warm apartment, changing into a pair of pajama pants and a hoodie, eating sushi orange rolls, drinking hot apple cider and knowing that your night class that is a forty-five minute's drive away is cancelled.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Who rocks the casbah?

I rock the casbah! "why," you ask? I just got my test back from my first responder class and I got a whoppin' 97% on it. boo-yah! we also practiced scenarios tonight and guess what? yeah, I rocked that too. it's all starting to make sense. well. enough gloating now though. back to my old humble quiet self...until the next time I rock the casbah...:)

Saturday, November 25, 2006

what if you could live forever?

I've been seeing trailers for The Fountain for a couple of weeks now and it looks like it's gonna be really really good and thought-provoking. basically, there are three story lines that weave together involving the same two characters in different time-lines. it's supposed to be about life, love, death, and immortality. I'm probably gonna go see it soon but if you've seen it, let me know what you think. the trailer can be seen here.

my weekend in numbers

Tow truck #1: $90
Fuel filter and labor: $200
Tow truck #2: $140
Hotel for the night: $50
Taxi to auto shop: $10
Fuel pump and labor: $500
Going home for thanksgiving: Priceless

Thursday, November 16, 2006

the weirdest dream

I had the weirdest dream last night. for some reason, I had to climb down this narrow cave-ish shaft carrying two kids. one was a real kid, probably four-ish or so. the other was a mannikin baby which somehow or other had become animated. so I was there carrying the two kids down the shaft and when we got down the shaft, I noticed that the mannikin baby was no longer breathing so I gave it two breaths which didn't go in so, being the good first responder that I am, I started into 5 backslaps and 5 chest thrusts. well, I kept on working on it for what seemed like half an hour and just as I was about to give up, the mannikin baby spewed this liquid and vomit and started breathing again. I had never been so happy as when it started breathing. so, long story short, I think I'm spending way too much time doing stuff for my first responder class. now that I think about it, the mannikin baby did look a lot like the baby mannikins we used for cpr for the class...

a cullinery delight

move over pepperjax. get out of the way subway. I just found a new favorite place to get philly cheese steaks in lawrence. the place just opened up recently and the only reason I noticed it was because it was on the way to jimmy john's yesterday. it's called jersey mike's subs or something like that. the cheese just oozes out of the cheese steak and the peppers and onions are delish. so the next time you're in lawrence and feel like having something good, give them a try.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

coolest liscense plate. ever.

I was on my way to class yesterday and I saw a SUV with the coolest liscense plate. I would've taken a picture but I didn't have my camera on me. it read simply:

Saturday, November 04, 2006

maybe you've been poisoined too

shannon, nicole, and nette came down yesterday on their way to st.louis this morning. as per tradition, we went out to eat. we decided that bbq sounded interesting so we stopped by buffalo bob's downtown. the food tasted ok but when I got home, my stomach started hurting and it was still hurting this morning. I've also developed a bit of a fever so there's a chance that food poisoning was involved. well, I'm off to take a nap now.