Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I Just Realised That

The Bernstein Bears were Jewish. So why no Seder dinners or Passovers? What about the Yarmulke or Mezuzah?

And the episodes of "When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong" from the Chappelle Show are soon to be in my office I have no doubt.

New Job

Well we were told yesterday at work that we are losing our jobs at the end of June. Welcome to corporate America where good employees are not valued. We want the cheap labour they say!

I look at it as a challenge and a good one. To find a job I love that is worthy of me and my talents and passion.

I've already come across some very interesting prospects and it's only Day One of the search. I think my time has come to shine in every aspect of my life.

Make every obstacle an opportunity.

At worst, I have UI for the summer. Terrase time anyone?

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

High on Life Girl Guide/Scout Badge

High On Life: Drugs, Decisions and YOU!
Juniors – Grades 4–6
90 Minutes
Course Description

This interactive program incorporates factual information about drugs in a Jeopardy game format. Girl Scouts practice and identify communication skills through role–playing and other hands-on activities.

Girl Scouts will understand how specific drugs harm the body and will improve their communication and resistance skills.
Learning Objectives

* Recall the harmful effects of various drugs on specific body organs and systems.
* Identify age restrictions and laws regarding the use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.
* Discuss the dangers of inhalants, cocaine and the improper use of prescription medicine.
* Recognize the influence drugs have on setting and achieving goals.
* Give examples and demonstrate various resistance techniques to use when pressured by friends.
* Practice communication and resistance skills through role–play.

Role-playing and other hands on activities sounds like it could end up pretty sketchy.

Complements requirements for the High On Life badge.

Flapper Girls

I have decided I am addicted to them and the roaring 20's. It just seems like such a glamorous era full of such fabulousness and incredible style. Must find or create such a fabulous look and outfit.

Monday, February 20, 2006


Ironically, or perhaps this was a well calculated move, this is Urban Dictionary's word of the day. And now the definiton:

a. A person that is so involved in drugs, alcohol, sex, and general debauchery above what is conceiveably possible.
b. A shady character.
c. Someone that appears to have no moral judgment, self-respect, or general hygiene to the point where he/she is a total laughingstock that must be avoided.

And another reason why Greg is one of my favorite people EVER, "What is that, a half human?!" upon seeing The Troll. (And for anyone who knows Greg, they know the utter disdain and cuntiness with which this was loudly proclaimed.

Weekend Recap

Quite a good one, if very quiet. I was so very pleased that I got the majority of the unpacking and organizing done around here. Thank god for altered (somewhat altered) states of consciousness that enabled that. Now all that remains is to sort out my room completely but I did A LOT in making my home just that, a home.

I also seem to have made a new friend. The scheduling guy at work is apparently a like-minded soul. So very interesting, goes to Stereo, but is not a crackhead, and is going to film school. I'm looking forward to getting to know him more.

Met up with Greg, who I adore more and more, at Stereo on Sunday morning. Music was fairly good, but it was just awesome hanging out with Greg and talking about stupid shit, like, I am in love with GMail, oh my G-d, when they get Google Talk for cell phones?!

Seeing James, who I love beyond belief, so very happy and seemingly falling in love himself, was so heart-warming. I consider him my true family and to see him with such joy and doing so well for himself, well all I can say is, it's about time!

The end of the weekend was nerve-wracking, but went so well. Just having someone prove their amazingness when you reveal your very less than stellar past is just so incredible. To have someone stick around when you tell them all the shit you've been through, the shit you've fucked up in your life and the things you are still going through. I felt like crying from relief, I still do.

I really am so very very blessed.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

My Latest Theory

Women know this and I'm sure a fair amount of men do too. When you live with other women or are around the same ones all the time, your cycles align. (Like my friend, Mark, said when I had two female roommates, "Eeeesshhhh, don't want to be in that house every 28 days or so.")

I have a theory that this happened because otherwise what would lesbians do? You could potentially be out of service for two weeks a month in a couple like that.

Friday, February 17, 2006


Sabrina: Oh I am using the dishwasher again, just thought I would share
I'm obsessed

greg: you may have to wed that thing

Sabrina: I know
Sorry Lee, I've been having an affair - with the dishwasher

greg: need a real man

Sabrina: Nah - he is all man

greg: the dishwasher just does everything for me

Sabrina: Heehee
Sadly it doesn't

greg: you could always have boy do the dishes then no need for the machine
this of course is if he gets jealous about the amount of attention you give the machine

Sabrina: lol. You are too funny

Thursday, February 16, 2006


What's the history of "hoosegow"? Is it a word used mostly in mysteries?
Though hoosegow, which means 'a jail', is found in mysteries, is is chiefly used in Westerns.

The word is an Anglicization of Mexican Spanish juzgao, a variant of juzgado, which also means 'jail'. This word is a borrowing from Standard Spanish juzgado 'a courtroom; panel of judges', the past participle of juzgar 'to judge', from Latin judicare.

Hoosegow doesn't have that many related forms; some rare ones are gow 'a jail', and hoose and hoosegow as verbs meaning 'to jail'. Despite the superficial similarity in spelling, the word jug 'a jail'; 'to jail' is not related; it's a figurative use of jug 'large container with cap and narrow neck'.

The word hoosegow is first found in English in 1908.

Oh and I think my work computer has psychological issues.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Choices and Changes...

Last night's festivities were very interesting in many ways. Full of little (and potentially not so little) dramas, sketch (of course), shenanigans, and revelations, they brought many things to light. And possibly just made me admit to some others.

Saying goodbyes are never easy but some are necessary. Treating others well and with respect is essential. True friends will stand out in many ways. And nothing lets you let it all out and start the healing like the dancefloor.

Thanks Mr. Calderone for a stellar night. Seeing two people I respect immensely, who I feel honored to have as part of my life, have such an obvious incredible time dancing is a priceless gift I will cherish forever.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Lessons From a Mother to Her Son

Verdun Style of course...

As I was walking home from the Metro this morning I heard, "Ben ouais c'est over."

"Maman, ca veut dire quoi, 'over'?"

Oh yes, teach your children to speak Frenglish. Only slang and anglicisms will do. No need to even pass elementary school english.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Today's Thoughts

I couldn't come up with a witty title. Today I found out a friend of mine was badly hurt. I'm concerned about him, but not sure how to react, what to do, and I'm also (perhaps selfishly) concerned for myself somewhat. What happened was senseless and violent but also could have been avoided too I think. I am trying to keep my life cleaner and safer and better. Things of this nature don't happen all the time, but upon reflection, my life could have had things like that happen. But for the grace of g-d as they say. Probably also somewhat due to a mother with faith who prayed for me too. I don't believe in religion but I believe in spirituality. It's just sad when people you love are hurt, but you are hell bent on self preservation. I don't know if that makes me a bad friend or a smart person. I feel horrible but I like the fact my life is more normal.

Some words just remind of certain people, "indeed".

I really just wish I could utter the words "I am independantly wealthy."

Monday, February 06, 2006

Another of Life's Mysteries...

Why are smitten and smite so similar? Maybe cuz when you're smitten you feel like something hit you. (But in a good way.)

Friday, February 03, 2006

New Word of the Week

"What is this new sluttitude? It astounds me."

- From "Ladykiller" by Charlotte Gill.

I'm in control, my worries are few
'Cause I've got love like I never knew
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
I got a new sluttitude


"I wonder if there is any limit to flatulent capabilities."

Today seems to be japanese day for me.

(These two statement may or may not be related.)

Thursday, February 02, 2006


when I wake up in the morning I wish I was a raven-haired beauty.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Bareback Mountain

So wrong and therefore obviously I loved it.

Bunny Suicides

More Idiocy From My Day

My friend's webcam kept crashing my MSN (or so I assume)so I told him that it was probably because he was too hot. Which reminded me of this:

"Too Hot"

Always too hot never too cold
You make your best shot too hot to hold
Never too young Never too old
You gotta go for gold

Hey boy you wanted all or nothin'
Lose the apprehension baby
And go with the flow cause you know you've got
Stand up if you want the answers
You need to blast 'em straight up baby
So say what you mean and you mean to say now

Hey you don't have to go and prove it
You just go ahead and do it
Your time is for the takin', makin'
the best of what you got now

Never too hot never too cold
You make your best shot too hot to hold
Never too young Never too old
You gotta go for gold

Don't care what they say about ya
You never throw a hero party
For those who oppose who you chose to be now
Maybe you could feel the power
It's like a bomb inside your head that blows if you're
slow when you go to use it
You, you gotta show them that you mean it just go ahead and scream it
And show them what they're missin' listen
to what your heart could tell ya


You gotta go for gold and you'll make it baby
Gold! And when you're there you gotta
Throw your hands in the air
And wave 'em like you just don't care
Reachin' teachin' practice what you're preachin'
Throw your hands in the air
And wave 'em like you just don't care
Movin' provin' everything you're doin'


You, you don't have to go and prove it
You just go ahead and do it
Your time is for the takin' makin'
the best of what you got now
Always too hot
Never too cold
Give your best shot
Go with the flow cause you know you've got to


My friend was trying to get a client off the phone at 5pm, so he told her, "Don't you have potatoes to peel for dinner?" Then when he got off the phone, he said, "Why don't women know how to be real women and make dinner for their families anymore?"

Oh god. And he's a gay man too.

So what, barefoot and pregnant next?!