Friday, January 12, 2007

Stuff for Friday

Harriet (our SUV) is sick again. We're going to be best friends with the nice lady at Budget Rental Car before long.

How is it that the alarm clock radio was perfectly timed to go off just at the exact moment in the song "Love Shack" so that the thing that woke us up this morning was that B-52s woman SCREAMING "Tin Roof! Rusted." Seriously, it scared me to death.

I may never have to exfoliate again. Dobby is quite the little face licker and his sandpaper tongue is pretty rough. It actually hurts if he ventures over more sensitive parts of my face.

My mom, after reading the Silly Meme, informed me via email that I was born at 12:12 pm after "hours of excruciating labor." I replied, "well, wasn't it was worth it?" and she responded with a lawyer joke. I'm not sure how to take that. ;)

The Tigers won last night, they beat Houston 79-69. I'm glad they're winning, I hope they're able to keep it up. They're ranked #19 right now. It's funny, there have been (many) seasons I would have been thrilled with that ranking. Interesting how one #1 seed and a near trip to the Final Four can change your perspective.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Silly Meme

Morgen tagged me with this, so...


1.When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
"Oh my God."

2.How much cash do you have on you?
78 cents. Approximately.

3.What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?

4.Do you label yourself?
Not intentionally.

5.Bright or Dark Room?
Bright, usually. I can't see anything in the dark since I had the LASIK. Unless my head hurts, then dark. Outside brightness hurts my eyes though.

6.Why is there always a missing question?
Is there a missing question? Are we looking for it?

7.What does your watch look like?
It's a silver Guess? watch. Mr. Incredible gave it to me for Christmas.

8.What were you doing at midnight last night?
Spooning and falling asleep.

9.Where is your nearest 7-11?
I don't know of any 7 -11s in Memphis anymore. But the closest convenience store to my house is an Exxon On the Run about 4 blocks away.

10.What’s a word that you say a lot?
Other than "shit?" "Seriously." I'm trying to stop, but I can't. It's a very functional word, really (actually, they both are).

11.Who told you he/she loved you last?
Mr. Incredible.

12.Last furry thing you touched?
Max's head. He always walks me to my car in the mornings.

13.How many rolls of film do you need developed?
I haven't gotten film developed in a long long time.

14.Favorite age you have been so far?
I think it's 30. How weird is that? Who'd've thunk it?

15.Your worst enemy?
Raw chocolate chip cookie dough. In a tub, not a tube. It's the devil.

16.What is your current desktop picture?
On my work computer, it's the Dobster. He's super cute.

17.What was the last thing you said to someone?
"See you tomorrow."

18.The last song you listened to?
"I Think It's Going to Rain Today" by Norah Jones

19.What time of day were you born?
I don't know, actually. I'll have to look at my birth certificate when I get home.

20.What do you do when vending machines steal your money?
Nothing. Get mad. Try to find another machine and more money. Cry (not really. well, maybe depending on how hungry I am and what I'm trying to buy).

21.Do you consider yourself kind?
Yes, most of the time.

22.What’s your life motto?
"Just keep swimming."

23.Name three things you have on you at all times.
Sunglasses, Burt's Bees lip balm, my cell phone.

24.Can you change the oil on a car?
I can drive the car to Firestone. That's good enough for me.

25.When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
Not counting birthday cards and thank you notes? I sent a "just because" card with a long note inside to my college roommate last summer when she was expecting her baby and was on bed rest... Actual Letter on Stationery? I have no idea.


Well then.

My friends, family and I have been picking bowl games for the past three (I think?) years, not for money or anything, just for the glory of being House Champion as my BIL would say.

Reining and forever House Champion? That's right, it's me. I have won all three years.

I will say that I thought I was going out on a limb picking Florida. And I had to get that one right, if Ohio State had won then Mr. Incredible and I would have finished in a tie. But the Gators didn't fail me. In a big way.

So, yet again, I win. And Mr. Incredible has to pay up on our bet! He now owes me lots of smooches. :)

Sunday, January 07, 2007

More Dobby

Here he is, snuggling against me. To answer some questions from yesterday's comments, Dobby was delivered to my door by his savior and first Mom, Cecilia. It was very nice of her to provide transportation, and I was glad to finally meet her. Dobby is named for Dobby the house elf because Mr. Incredible and I LOVE Dobby, we think he's very cute. So. So far he has licked both of our faces and hissed a little upon meeting Merlin. Merlin hissed a little, but mostly just wanted to investigate him, then just chilled out, and Dobby went back to sleep. So far, so good.

(additional Dobby info on Merlin's blog)

Saturday, January 06, 2007

New Addition

Here he is, the newest member of our family! He's just getting oriented now, I'm trying to leave him alone, although he is so cute I just want to squish his little self all the time!

He's in there, under the blanket, curled up having a nap now. He hasn't met Merlin yet, and probably won't until tomorrow at the earliest.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Work Update

Just wanted to provide a little update on my co-workers-- it's been a while since I gave info about them. We have all (except Older Guy) brought headphones and trading cds and listening to each other's music.

Thin Girl and I are totally BFF. Today we both wore velvet blazers with our jeans (Fridays we can wear jeans, you see). We're twinkies! Also? She brought Krispy Kremes. How can I not lurve her?

Bearded Guy is funny. He stopped listening to current music after Kurt Cobain died. He loves Marvin Gaye. He doesn't eat much of anything that's unhealthy. Although he did have a Krispy Kreme.

Lady also loves Marvin Gaye. She's singing along with her cd right now.

Tall Guy is still quiet, still nice. He likes to read the newspaper.

That's about it for now.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Thursday Thirteen, No. 13

Thirteen Random Things On My Mind

  1. The newest member of our family's arrival! Only two days til Merlin's little brother gets here!
  2. Project 365... I'm going to really notice each day that goes by. Learn about Project 365.
  3. It's back to school for me very soon! I'm looking forward to new notebooks and pens and clean, fresh, notebook paper. And reading, and learning, and meeting new people.
  4. I want to go see Dreamgirls. Has anyone seen it? Is it wonderful? Or disappointing? Will Mr. Incredible like it? I keep telling him that he will.
  5. I've had a crick in my neck for three weeks. Seriously. That's ridiculous. I'm glad I'm getting back the chiropractor.
  6. The Sugar Bowl was not as much fun as I thought it'd be. I thought LSU would win, but wow. And that kid, Keiland Williams? He was ridiculous! Did they slather him with Crisco? Cause nobody could hold onto him.
  7. Why am I awake at 3:30 in the morning? Why?
  8. Have you ever noticed how, when you can't sleep, you'll think of a million witty, clever blog topics and when you get out of bed and in front of the computer your brain goes blank? What is that about?
  9. I guess they'll never do a "Beauty and the Geek" with geeky girls and hot guys. But they should. That would be interesting. But maybe they need the sexy girls to draw in their demographic on that show. But I'd like to see the girls that know about robots hooking up with guys that have a suitcase full of hair products.
  10. What do you think of these preview windows? Like them? Hate them? Are they annoying or nifty?
  11. Thirteen things is turning out to be a lot of things. It's not Thursday Eleven? Really? Are you sure?
  12. The University of Memphis Tigers play the Cincinnati Bearcats tonight, it will air on ESPN at I think 8pm CT. Go Tigers! Read about it over on my Tiger blog.
  13. Whew! I made it to 13! Have a great Thursday, everybody.

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Explain to me how this happened. I used to eagerly anticipate the Cincinnati game each year. Once (in 2001) I couldn't sleep for a few days I was so psyched. That night, after we lost by one point on a last second shot, I nearly cried. There was much Goldschlager consumed that night. I loved (loved!) the rivalry. I hated (hated!) the Bearcats. Their fans were evil. Their band obnoxious. Their coach... well, it was Bob Huggins.

Today? I don't care much. Is it because Huggins is gone? Is it because Cincy is not in C-USA anymore? Is it because the Tigers are favored by 16 points? Probably all of the above, but tonight the Syracuse-Pitt game will probably be more exciting.

Did you see that? I just jinxed us probably. Oops.

The game is at 8pm CT, and airs on ESPN.

Update: Wow. That was interesting. I'd like to say I saw the whole game, but it got so boring that ESPN switched to a different game. Final Score: Memphis 88, Cincinnati 55. Geoff Calkins tells me the crowd was rowdy, Joey Dorsey made it through the game without one single foul, and Jeremy Hunt went 6 for 7 from 3-point range. So maybe it'll carry over to the rest of the season. Maybe I can allow myself to get excited again. But it's a little bit odd, I still don't feel as fired up as I thought I would.

The next game is next Thursday at Houston.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

My Nose is Back to the Grindstone

Here I am, back to work. Why does it seem so much harder to go back after a long break? I overslept, so my hair looks kinda crazy because I didn't have time to dry it all the way. But the traffic was light so I cut about seven minutes off the travel time. Merlin was sad to see me go...

But starting next week he won't be lonely all day!! We are excited for the arrival of LT this weekend. He is so adorable! Look at these pictures. How cute is he? I think he and Merlin will make quite a good pair.

Yesterday I discovered that ESPN2 HD had been added to our channel lineup. SWEET! That was nice of Comcast. I love the HD. Speaking of ESPN, the Tigers play Cincinnati tomorrow night on ESPN. Go Tigers!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Hoops catch-up

So, the Tigers have won a couple games, against MTSU and Lamar. The next game is Thursday, against Cincinnati. It's hard for me to get excited about that game the way I used to about playing the Bearcats. With Huggins gone, it's just not the same. It would be a good win, though.

Anyway, the Tigers are at #22 in the AP poll, #23 in the ESPN poll... same as last week, and with a very few opportunities left to make a move. But there's always hope, and I'm not giving up!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy 2007!

Happy New Year!

I can't say that without saying it just like Jim Belushi in "Trading Places." HAP-py New Year!

Anyway, I just wanted to do a quick post and welcome in the New Year. Today is for football games and yummy snacks, so I can't spend too much time on the computer.

This year I'm totally copying Southern Girl and starting Project 365 today. I will be taking at least one picture a day, and I will find some thoroughly thrilling way to post them here, probably once a week. I'm doing the project because I want to pay more attention to my life as it passes by... That's my only resolution, so far.