Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Guilt Be Gone!

JAG guilted me into a post as it has been almost a week, yikes!

I am FINALLY 95% moved into my new place:) We did big stuff in the truck last Thursday...3 chicklets + furniture=a comedy of errors @ it's best! And then I did a few carloads over the weekend. This was all between multiple large time consuming work projects, a 6AM meeting Friday AND a visit from my best friend to help me move...except she showed up with a bad back! At least she brought champagne!

Whenever M comes for a visit we talk up partying like rock stars...and more or less party like nuns. We did make it out Fri night for a bit, go us! Sat we headed to the beach up North and then to Portsmouth and Kittery...the girl'd never been to Maine before!!! Not so good deals @ the outlets, but clams and lobster rolls abound! Not to mention COLDSTONES...twice, oops...but in our defense we did SHARE both times!

I am now on Cape Cod for work for the week. Monday was hot and gorgeous...had not rained down here for 30+ days. And low and behold *I* show up and we get torrential storms yesterday. Nor did I sleep at ALL last night, dragging already today:(

In other news, how much do I heart the Goldstein Sisters? Admittedly, I DO voraciously read Greek Tragedy (though unreadable/unlinakble via the work laptop), but like my Jessica Cutler addiction, it is too good to pass up! I also found this BRILLIANTLY funny commentary on the sitch via Andrew Krucoff:

' There are those among us who take up permanent residence at the Dramada Inn where the pool is pear-shaped and the motto is: "You can check-in any time you want, but be careful where you dry-heave." '

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

About Moi

Stolen from here:

2. Nicknames: KT

3. Place of Birth: Kingston, NY

4. Favorite foods: Bread, Lobster, Strawberries, MA's Potatoes, Kayla's Dressing, NC BBQ, Ice Cream, BACON...I could go on and on...

5. Ever been to Africa: Not yet!

6. Love someone so much it hurts: Yes.

7. Been in a car accident: Yes, a few, most memorably the camp bus accident and shuttle bus in Vail, both I think when I was 8.

8. Croutons or bacon bits: Croutons

9. Favorite day of the week: Thursday afternoons

10. Favorite restaurant: Carolina Blue in NC, RIP 5/05:(

11. Favorite sport to watch: Baseball, Ski Racing

12. Favorite drink for summer: Mojito

13. Favorite ice cream: Strawberry and Mint Oreo

14. Disney or Warner Bros. DISNEY

15. Favorite fast food restaurant: Mickey D's...shame shame shame! I had not had any since I saw "Super Size Me" in January....and I fell off the wagon this weekend:(

16. What Color is your bedroom carpet: hardwood floor

17. How many times did you fail your driver's test: None

18. Before this one, from whom did you get your last e-mail: a client

19. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card: Ann Taylor

20. What do you do most often when you are bored: Eat

21. What time is Bedtime: by 11:00 hopefully

22. Favorite TV shows: Entourage, Laguna Beach, SATC, Grey's Anatomy

23. Last person/s you went to dinner with: The girls

24. Ford or Chevy: Ford

25. What are you listening to right now: U2

26. What is your favorite color: Green

28. Lake, ocean or river: Ocean

30. How many tattoos do you have? NEVER!

31. Have you ever run out of gas: Yes, Senior Year of HS in the school driveway!

I am tagging JAG to do this....

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Thish Tashtes Icky:(

So I am being held hostage for the remaining 27 (of 30) minutes with whitening strips on my teeth. 1st time I have used them, but I figure since I get them much-o cheap-o @ work may well try them out. Except due to races debacle uno AND dos back in my formative years I am wondering if they will work...will keep you posted.

In other news, saw the Aristocrats this evening. Vulgar and effing HILARIOUS! Sarah Silverman was by FAR my favorite (I'd listen to her read the phone book!), followed by Wendy Liebman and Bob Sagat...which I NEVER thought I would say about Sagat!!

Went to this little art house theatre with not one but TWO disclaimers warning vulgarity and that tickets would not be refunded. I was surprised at the number of older couples in the audience and not surprised when the one next to me got up and left. Afterwards while I was in the ladies room one woman nearly fainted as she told another person HOW vulgar it was and HOW she was appalled. Hello lady, did you READ the disclaimer?!

Got the keys to my new place this afternoon, let the moving games begin tomorrow, WAHOO! SO not looking forward to the schlep, but such is life. I just keep thinking of it as cardio, right? RIGHT! Psyched to have a mellow weekend of NO PLANS but packing/ that is sad! At least I can enjoy CLUELESS (top 5 fav!) on Bravo tonight:) Flipping between that and Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Vegas "Behind the Music". I have a serious Food Network addiction, Cat Cora on Iron Chef America is my new fav:)

I need to go to bed...doing nothing has made me tired!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

JAG does it again:

“List ten songs that you are currently digging ... it doesn't matter what genre they are from, whether they have words, or even if they're no good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions, the artists, and the ten songs in your blog. Then tag five other people to see what they're listening to."

Unforch I don't have 5 readers:( But here goes:

10 Songs Currently in Heavy Rotation

1. Collide: Howie Day
2. Pon de Replay: Rihanna
3. Vibrate: Rufus Wainwright
4. September: Earth Wind & Fire
5. Coast of Carolina: Jimmy Buffett
6. Don't Stop Believin: Journey
7. Save the Last Dance for Me: Michael Buble
8. Home: Michael Buble
9. As Cool as I Am: Dar Williams
10. God Only Knows: Beach Boys

Interesting as I look back at this list. Each song has a story about how it applies to my life and most are somewhat "summer songs" given the time of year. Ask me again in January and with the exception of September (my all time favorite dance song) it will change.

Thank you once again for making me write JAG! We just "met" and you are truly inspiring me. AND you are already in trubs (one of my many terms of endearment) as I am up FAR too late and have to be on a ferry @ 7AM!

Chat to you all when I am back Tuesday, don't do anything I would while I am gone!!!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Stolen from: Just a Girl

1. What was your most embarrassing moment?
I am not sure if this is of "ALL TIME" but my EARLIEST embarrassing memory that STILL haunts me was when I was about 7. I was in the grocery store (RIP Grand Union) with my mother. She was waiting at the deli to get cold cuts and I came over to what I thought was her cart and started eating grapes. Turns out it was some older (thankfully NICE) man and I was eating HIS grapes! Mortifying!

2. What is your first or earliest memory you can recall?
My 4th birthday party and I how I LOVED being 4 because I knew school was just around the corner:( Which is ironic because I more or less loved school.

3. You have to choose between True love and being broke for your entire life with them, or to marry a man who is extremely rich who you find boring and nothing special - which would you choose and why?
I have to tell you , the money would be nice. And as I have not found "the one" (or anyone close to it) yet, I am not so sure he is out there. I have gotten a ton of insight into monogamy/marriage in many different ways over the past few months and am wondering if anyone is ever really truly happy, in love and all that for an extended period. I know that is a sad but true commentary on society.

4. Doctor tells you that you have 6 months to live - what do you change?
I would shave my head...or at least I have always said that is what I would do! I would find old loves and tell them how I really feel (those emotions run the gamut from still loving them to clawing their eyes out!), go to the theater, travel, spend time at my favorite places and with my favorite people. And drink...a lot!

5. You are being relocated by the witness protection program and you are allowed to choose your new name. What is it?I have no idea. I go classy or SILLY on this one?
Classy: Emma, Lilly or Molly
Silly: Vivacious (like Cher or Madonna)---that would SO be my stage name

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1. Leaving you a comment saying 'interview me please'

2. You will respond by asking five questions here on their blog (not the same questions you see here)

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Monday, August 08, 2005

I Heart RW

I ended up having a really great weekend full of new and old friends...minus ALL the packing!

Friday night I made a new friend (only he does not know we are BFF...YET!) in the form of Rufus Wainwright. HOW did I not know how fabulous he is? He is just a presence, tells yummy stories just like Dar and as Hot Vot put it, "He is so gay he has flames coming out of his head!"

This song was a fav...MUST get CDs ASAP:

My phone's on vibrate for you
Electroclash is karioke too
I try to dance Britney Spears
I guess I'm getting on in years
My phone's on vibrate for you
God knows what all these new drugs do
I guess to have no more fears
But still I always end up in tears
My phone's on vibrate for you
But still I never ever feel from you
Pinocchio's now a boy
Who wants to turn back into a toy
So call me
Call me in the morning
Call me in the night
So call me
Call me anytime you like
My phone's on vibrate for you
For you
Saturday night was great. Ms. W's b-day was v fun, met the new and fabulous beau as well as saw another college friend not seen in AGES. After that S & I made our way over to Beacon for some beer pong (how regression---and how much a** did I kick?) and then to the BHP for last call. I was on crash mode by then and barely stayed awake for late night pizza.
Last night S & I went to a BBQ @ the Central Square crowd's house. They are SUCH a fun/chill group (considering I just met them on TH @ our place!) inviting and GREAT chef's. Mango salsa, guac., burgers w/ bleu, aioli and dandelion grass, Asian slaw and awesome potato salad. And then homemade cupcakes with SPRINKLES! Delish...I think I ate my body weight in CRAP this weekend...hello eaters remorse!

Sunday, August 07, 2005

No...Unless You Think I look like Gabby Reese?

OY! Why do complete strangers always feel compelled to ask me:

a) If I work in the store I am shopping in? (Ok granted I COULD get a gold if shopping was ok'd by the IOC...but if I worked there, would I be carrying around a PURSE??)

b) Feel like it is OK to ask me dumb slightly rhetorical and/or personal questions?

The latter just happened to me as I made yet another jihad to the frikin U-Haul place. In their defense the help there is not being heavily recruited by Mensa. And maybe I AM wearing scrubby erring on the side of semi athletic clothes...grey vintage* T from my dad's Co., blue ancient Addidas shorts, Black Reefs, Navy Red Sox Cap...or at least maybe clothes I would wear to the gym.

As I am paying for my boxes (colossal waste of money, BUT much easier than haggling with the freaks in the back of the grocery store!) this exchange happened:

Guy: "Dijaevaplahvawlaball?"
Me: "Exsqueeze me?"
Guy: "Did you ever play volleyball"
Me: "Uh, no"
Guy: " Well you look like a volleyball player"

Interfesting...Volleyball...not a sport that initially comes to mind to describe anyone. Football player, yes; swimmer, yes; basketball player, definitely. (I have been asked that one before--I AM 5'11" for crap's sake!) but never volleyball...hmmm...

Anyway, I had time to ponder while at the grocery store and CVS** picking up my over priced pills. Let's put it this way, I spent $42.76 and the $2.76 was on $2.19 bag of tootsie pops (beach snick snacks for next weekend, yipee!! ) and a really cool little dish shaped like a martini that was 50 cents!!! FACISTS! So to get even I stole like 10 circulars and a pile of free weekly newspapers to pack with! HA! TAKE THAT CVS!

*and by vintage I mean OLD, ie circa 1990, not "cool" or "from Abercrombie/J Crew/Urban", which btw should be called SUBURBAN Outfitters as every teeny bopper and their MOTHER shops there in every major mall in America!

**Former AEM roommate refers to CVS as the "Cervix Vagina Shop"

Saturday, August 06, 2005

ANYTHING Not to Have to Pack.. .

Right now I am sitting at roommate #1's computer in my MESS and 1/2 of an apartment as I am in the middle of packing (blech @ the word!) for my impending movin' on up. I kid you not, I have emptied almost every cabinet/cupboard/closet etc INTO the middle of their respective rooms and just kind of left everything there and moved on to "tornado" a another room!

What's really tough is that I am moving from a roughly 1500 SF (+ basement & deck/yard) 3 bedroom into a 700 SF (maybe less??) shoebox of a two bedroom. Sure it is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION (5 blocks from work) but I just have SO much crap! Plus I need to separate what I am taking with and what is going into storage @ the 'rents (not to mention HOW I am going to get it all there...ugh!!) Thank goodness for WERS:!

I have not even gone down into the basement yet, SHUDDER, that is going to be a feat. Plus I am sure it's like 700 degrees down there w/o AC:( Wish me luck! I've already decided I am SO rewarding myself with a trip to the new Coldstone's down the street and a mani/pedi for my impending night out of birthday debauchery with Ms. W.

Ps-this post was inspired by a new blog: http:// I discovered today...heart it!

PPS--for some reason ctrl+shift+a will NOT work for my sorry self today, BAD BLOGGER!