Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I'm free! Freeeeeeeeeee! As of right now, I am officially on my giganimous vacation! Yes, yes, yes, oh happy day!

Forty-eight hours from now, I will be near the airport. Fifty hours from now, I'll be seated on a plane bound for Atlanta. Fifty-four hours from now, I'll be in the Atlanta airport, meeting all sorts of my Combat! fanfic friends for the first time and reuniting with DKoren! A thousand huzzahs!

And in one hundred twenty-six hours, Daddy will pick me up at the airport in NC!

Ahhhh. I'm breathing free air. No work for two weeks. How glorious! Day after day of unadulterated bliss! My toes wiggle ecstatically at the mere thought!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Avast, ye scurvy dogs! It be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Yo ho!

If ye've been flounderin' a bit in yer piratical speech, here be a handy video to help ye get yer ship back on course.

Alas, me best pirate matey at work jumped ship last week. I'll be piratical alone again this year, I'm afeared. Tis a cryin' shame, and no mistake.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Don't be forgettin, ye scurvy lubbers -- tomorrow be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arrrrr!

Friday, September 15, 2006

I have a cold. Came down with it Tuesday night, actually. That didn't stop me from holding my own little Glenn Ford Memorial Double Feature on Wednesday, however. Watched my beloved Blackboard Jungle first, then followed it up with The Big Heat, which I'd never seen before. It was a delicious bit of noir, and after watching it, I can definitely say: no hot coffee in my kisser, thank you very much!

Anyway, brain has gone quite loopified. And I'm only taking Advil Cold & Sinus! Of course, it's still the good old kind with pseudoephedrine in it....

Sad thing is, now Cowboy has the cold too. And we've both lost our voices. We now communicate in pantomime and the occasional stage whisper. And well-coordinated sniffling.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Rejoice, all ye lovers of Warheads! Rejoice! Right now you can buy a big bag of 225 Warheads for less than $5 in the Halloween section of Wal-Mart!

I love Warheads. Back when I was in high school, you could get bags of them at the grocery store, at gas stations, at Wal-Mart, wherever. Bags of like 20, not 225, of course ;-) Freestargirl, Jewels, Heidiana Jones and I would buy them before we went to a movie together, and sneak them into the theater. A dark theater is still my favorite place to eat Warheads. My favorite is the black cherry, although sour apple is super good too. My only complaint about them is that they don't stay sour long enough -- you get to the sweet center much too soon, and it sticks around far to long. More sourness, please!

But lately, I can only seem to find Warheads around the holidays. In fact, last year I could only get them in little batches of about 8 inside plastic Easter Eggs for a dollar an egg or so. So I went ahead and bought two whole bags of them tonight! That's 450 Warheads! Wooooo! Sour City, here I come!