So a friend and I were discussing sports and he casually mentioned that some football player signed a $100 million dollar contract.
And then my head exploded.
After the grey matter was wiped off the wall, I proceeded to rant, rave and foam at the mouth like a girl with a wild case of rabies at the ridiculousness of ANYONE getting paid $100 million dollars to do ANYTHING.
Of course, my friend disagreed. He explained that football players have unique skills, they have a job that doesn’t allow them to play for many years (those pesky head injuries), they must …READ MORE
You know, I’m not oblivious. I feel it too. This little blog of mine has been rocking the title LAME for a while now. I have to search my archives with a miners hat to find a post that I’ve written that I’ve actually felt proud to have published. But, it is what it is and I refuse to feel bad about this little writers slump that is slowly choking the life out of me.
I’m kidding. Kind of.
The thing is, life is happening. Just nothing that warrants full explanations, detailed elaborations or 500 words. Here are the top …READ MORE
I suffer from self-inflicted and immense pressure to write something MEMORABLE! and THOUGHTFUL! and FUNNY! when it’s the first post of the new year. And after the excessive champagne and 7-11 hot dog consumption of this past holiday season, I don’t really have the ‘oomph’ in me to write something like that. I’m slowly learning that 7-11 meat products are not good for me. Or my soul. Knowing I had nothing interesting to say, I asked some of my all-time favourite bloggers to reflect on and write up their own best/worst lists of 2008.
So, throughout the month of January, …READ MORE
Ten Six Things That ROCKED this Holiday Season
1. Quality family time. Even though we play the most competitive board games ever (Risk anyone?) and I got completely schooled, it was still fun. You know, once I was back on speaking terms with my mom. Sure, she may have brought me into the world, but was it completely necessary to dismantle my entire strategy to take over North America in ONE TURN? NO. The answer is NO IT WAS NOT.
2. Time with friends. The friends who are still friends with you despite *2003. The friends who know what …READ MORE
I’ve been feeling very… mysterious lately. (As mysterious as someone who claps their hands when they get *a good poker hand can be.) So much stuff is currently going on and I’ve left you with nothing but Ja Rule to listen to. Partly because I’m too lazy to blog about everything that’s happening (so much typing! And how do I fit the typing in when I’ve got TWO new hobbies? Football AND **Twilight?) and because part of me doesn’t want to jinx it. But mostly because I’m lazy.
Anyway, in the spirit of secrets and all that is mysterious (please …READ MORE
So…. I need a hobby.
You see, for the last year and a half the Presidential election was my hobby. I spent quality time with Joe and Chris and Chucky T. Wolf and Anderson and Donna. Keith and Rachel. There was poll watching and primary concerns, then later scandals and smears to disprove and then an electoral map to study with the intense gaze of a jewelers eye. There may have even been a time when I created my own electoral map.
Let’s just take a minute to bow to that kind of *dorkiness, shall we?
Okay, moving on.
But …READ MORE
It’s after midnight and I’m exhausted. Watching 4 hours straight of Olympics is the most taxing thing I’ve done in recent days and I’m paying the price. I scream, I cheer, I stand on my couch. I cry, I sniffle, I count Chinese hair clips. I marvel at Phelps (did anyone else see the special they did on how his body is the perfect body for swimming? Fascinating- and I don’t mean that just in a sexual, hey, I-want-my-tongue-to-touch-your-abs way, I really mean it in the educational, I learned something way), giggle at Costas and have decided I would go …READ MORE
Hooray! It’s almost February. I’m ready to kick off this month with candy hearts and red wine. So it’s so cold outside that after three seconds in the elements my nipples are so hard they could cut glass? I don’t care! It’s not January! So this chilly month includes the only holiday dedicated exclusively to coupled people and I am single? I don’t care! It’s not January! I would rather deal with 28 (or 29 days this Leap Year) days of shiny red and pink materialistic reminders of LOVE and SOUL MATES and BE MINES and SWEETHEARTS rather than spend …READ MORE
Ben over Matt avoidance over confrontation Mexican food over Chinese food late nights over early mornings beer over wine Al Gore over everybody too much over too little Pride and Prejudice over Sense and Sensibility Wolf Blitzer over Wolverine house boating over house hunting NBC over CBS spending over saving salty over sweet Italy over Hawaii Josh Lyman over Josh Harnett dogs over cats OBAMA over Hillary mistakes made over missed chances lipgloss over lipstick J.K Rowling over J.R. R Tokien hockey over football half full over half empty Jennifer Garner over Jennifer Lopez sense of humor over sense of …READ MORE
Almost a year ago I wrote out my New Years resolutions.
And because I can cut and paste like a rockstar- here they are. Let’s review these little chestnuts and see where I failed and (more importantly to my ego) succeeded.
My 2007 To-Do List
1. I shall continue rocking my new bangs, my favourite jeans (complete with hole) and my side ponytail with complete abandon. (Verdict: Mission Accomplished. My bangs have grown out a bit and I’m still loving my jeans with a hole. Although it’s winter here now, so the jeans are in retirement. Any exposed skin is …READ MORE