Friday, August 29, 2008

1/2 day: working hard, or hardly working

i'm staring at the little clock on the bottom right of my screen (yes, i'm tortured by a pc while at work) right now. at this little company i'm working at right now, it is customary that we receive a half day prior to a company holiday. and since monday is labor day, that means today is a half day, woot woot!

i'm currently doing what i can to "go through the motions". we spent the first part of the morning watching fox news and the announcement john mccain made about his new vp, sarah palin. can you believe their entrance music?! his was "right now" by van halen, and hers was the song from rudy, and i'm not kidding. i can't wait for snl to come back on the air september 13th (michael phelps is announced to host the season opener). look at that, i'm getting distracted with my distraction! truly amazing!

anyway, from there i segwayed into a eyebrow wax appointment down the street and around the corner, which when you live in la is like a 20 minute walk. i've done work for the last hour and a half, but now that we are down to just 32 minutes, all i can do is stare off into space and watch the youtube videos that my co-workers are sending my way. for some reason, i don't think i'm the only one putting on the appearance of work.

the plan for when i'm released is this. grabbing a sandwich at bay cities deli in santa monica and then going for a sweet bike ride, and then hopefully a nap! taking it easy is fun! remember that kids!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jessica Simpson is a country star now...

Thanks Go Fug Yourself! I was wondering what it was that I would blog about this morning, and after a few rewarding moments of cruising around the blogsphere I saw your post today about Jessica Simpson's country wardrobe, obviously used to mark her step into country music. link here for their full post. It is funny how she's changing her look to be more country specific, and Fug said it best "Country fans are not idiots".

I've only been half paying attention to Jessica's life since her show "Newlyweds" went off the air. What can I say, I like watching idiots. (I miss "The Simple Life" too!) But there has been a lot of talk going around about the release of her country album, it's releasing September 9th and it's called "Do you know". In the album she talks about abuse and such, but isn't saying abuse from who. Is it Nick? Her dad? Her evil little sister? Who knows? Maybe it was a can of Tuna/Chicken.

Anyway, hear for yourself here! I hope it doesn't ruin your Thursday! But the last track does have Dolly Parton, and everyone loves some Dolly!

favorite track: #11 do you know - featuring dolly parton

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"whatever, go steelers"

i just saw my friend chris on gchat for the first time, in EVER.
i thought it was a pretty awesome (and quick) conversation.
have a laugh. slurb!

me: Hi Chris!
I never see you on gchat!

Chris: wdup girl
i think i'm always on

me: just working
Well, maybe we are now "friedns"
whatever, go steelers!

Chris: whatever go steelers

me: I'm heading out to grab some lunch

Chris: i was just doing my fantasy updates

me: good boy
mine where updated this morning
anyway, i'll talk to you later!

Chris: okay eat some food

****the best part was that his "whatever, go steelers" popped up instantly after i sent mine.

gosh, another chapter!

so, it's been a sad week. my roommate left, she moved back to Texas, of all places! it was quite a sad departure, but i'm one who is use to watching people leave town being that i live in los angeles. probably the worst transiant city ever. if you move here and actually stay for more than five years, i'd say you are a miniscule portion of the population. or maybe it's just me. everyone i meet here leaves. m and i counted as we watched my newly old roommate drive off down the street; we have seen at least 8 people move out of la since we moved here, almost three years now. wtf.

anyway it's super sad, especially, ESPECIALLY because i HATE good-byes. i am the worst at it, and it has not gotten better with age. i hate seeing people leave my life, or me leave theirs. anyway, i'm going to miss her. and we'll remain, i'm sure, they way we always been...friends.

no time to be sad though, new roommate moved in last night. so, it's time to bring in the new. a "changing of the guard" as an attentive neighbor put it last night. indeed, changing of the guard. let's see how it goes...stay tuned kids!

*not my picture, i'm borrowing it from flickr.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Olympic Fans = Steelers Fans

I love that the Steeler nation is everywhere, even China!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dave Matthews Band at Staples Center - Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Saw DMB last night at Staples here in LA.
After the first song was played, Dave made an announcement that Leroi (the saxaphonist) passed away. (See previous post)

The show was a little hard to watch. During the next song, the jumbo screens showed tears rolling down Carter's face. And throughout the entire set Stefan looked really somber, everytime I caught a good glimpse at it I had tears weld up.

So, I'm thankful that I saw the whole band play together last year on the last stop of their tour at the Hollywood Bowl and I'm thankful that even though they are dealing with a great lost they still came on stage last night. During the show, the Boy checked his iPhone and Leroi passed away less than an hour before they went on stage, I was happy to see that they still came out, but was extremely sad for their lost.

Here is the set list from the band's website:

Dave Matthews Band
Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA

Bartender *
Proudest Monkey *
Satellite *
So Damn Lucky *
Eh Hee *
Water Into Wine *
Burning Down The House *
Dancing Nancies *
Loving Wings *
The Maker *
Sledgehammer *
Grey Street *
Dreaming Tree *
Crash Into Me *
Anyone Seen The Bridge *
Too Much Intro *
Ants Marching *

Sister +
Corn Bread *
Two Step *

Special Guests:
Send good thoughts for LeRoi
* Jeff Coffin
+ Dave, Tim, Carter and Rashawn

bye bye leroi

LEROI MOORE 1961-2008


We are deeply saddened that LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of Dave Matthews Band, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, August 19, 2008, at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles from sudden complications stemming from his June ATV accident on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia. LeRoi had recently returned to his Los Angeles home to begin an intensive physical rehabilitation program.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Things to be excited about...

1. It's Friday

2. Steelers vs. Eagles - TONIGHT 4:30p (PST)
The plan is to head to South on Wilshire after work to yell at the television and drink beers.

3. New Computers - My new Mac Book came in the mail today. I have access again! No more borrowing computers, and trying to sort through my blackberry for emails!

4. And with my new computer, I got the iTouch. I purchased as if I was a student, and took advantage of the promotion Apple was running. Buy a computer, get an iPod Touch. If this sucka had a camera on it, my life would be complete!

5. Knowing there's a super weekend ahead of me.

6. Olympics Start Tonight!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

what's next los angeles?

vodka, that's what's next.

in today's edition of daily candy i saw this...

what will those marketing geniuses at absolut think of next?
if you're interested in finding out more, here's the link.

i think i'd be more inclined to purchase the absolut pittsburgh bottle, maybe that's next. (if only i had photoshop i'd create a lovely ad) sheens, get on that for me.