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Posted by Gin on August 26, 2008

I’d be a much happier worker bee if the cafeteria downstairs had an open bar.

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Liveblogging my Defensive Driving

Posted by Gin on August 26, 2008

…okay, not really, but I had to share this stock picture featured on the webpage intended to teach me about safety belts:

That is a “WTF?!” if I’ve ever seen one. Awesome.

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Posted by Gin on August 26, 2008

If we were being honest, our wedding vows should have read, “To have and to hold and to groom from this day forward.”

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Posted by Gin on August 25, 2008

Listening…
Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
Classic summer goodness.

Violent Femmes: Deluxe Edition
I think I was a sophomore in high school when a friend lent me this album, and I think it’s all I listened to for a month, and then I gave it back and hadn’t heard it since. So when I finally remembered to download the album (okay, just my favorite tracks), listening to them was like being fifteen again, but in the good, dancing-around-in-my-bedroom-in-my-underwear kind of way.

Weezer, Blue, Green, and Red
I dig Troublemaker. Not that it makes a whole lot of sense, but it’s catchy as hell. And if I’m downloading that, why not some of the others? (And I’d just like to note that I totally wail on Say It Ain’t So on Rock Band. You would be impressed, and throw your panties at me.)

Watching…
For The Bible Tells Me So
Really moving. Not intended to perturb anyone – not that it should come as any kind of shock that I’m left-leaning. I’m not going to pretend that this is a totally unpartisan, objective piece, and I don’t expect anyone to jump on my liberal, pro-gay marriage bandwagon, but I challenge anyone to watch this film and not find beauty in the acceptance of these families, or feel the heartache of the children whose families don’t, or did too late. I was brought up in a conservative household, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found myself drifting farther away from those teachings. So if you believe differently, I understand why; I respectfully disagree, and I’m not going to get in a shouting match about it.

Reading…
Candy Girl
By Diablo Cody, of Juno fame. Not for the kiddies, or the faint of heart. Honestly, I was just curious. Funny and frank, but her writing style got a little old after a while – I get it, you’re cool and quirky and an unabashed pop culture nerd. It can begin to feel like she’s trying too hard, which is the same vibe I get from her EW columns more often than not. Luckily it’s a quick read – I finished it over a weekend. Eh, B-.

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
The first honest-to-goodness chick lit I’ve read in a while. I’ll admit, I was intrigued by the title more than anything. Another easy, soapy read – pampered, devoted wife is betrayed, enter screwed up daughters with their own drama, obligatory meltdowns for all three, they live happily ever after (or do they?). C+.

Brideshead Revisited
Okay, I’ll admit that my interest was piqued after seeing previews for the movie when we saw Mamma Mia. I went out and bought it the next weekend, and…it’s still sitting on my nightstand, the Vanity Fair subscription insert still holding my place at page 9. It’s a totally different style of writing from the last couple of things I’ve read, and I’ve not been able to devote more than just snatches of time to reading, and this will require more attention than that. But I’ve got a plane ride coming up that should be the perfect opportunity*.

*Who am I kidding, I’ll probably end up at the Hudson News with a stack of People, Us Weekly, and Ok!

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oh-A-oh

Posted by Gin on August 25, 2008

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Posted by Gin on August 24, 2008

Ugh.
I’m getting that soul-itchy, jumping-out-of-my-skin, feeling of malaise again.
I want to GO and I want to DO and I want to SEE and I want to HAVE – I want to run around and just consume but I’m hampered by…something.

Maybe I just need a haircut.

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Posted by Gin on August 22, 2008

A miraculous thing has happened this week (and no, it is not related to my bodily functions).

I made it through a full five-day workweek without feeling like an utterly incompetent retard; with the exception of forgetting about a semi-important meeting until too late and having to attend in sneakers and jeans, I did not make a total ass of myself. Hallelujah! Dear God, please help me keep on truckin’.

So I greet the start of the weekend with not just my usual sense of relief, but also a feeling of accomplishment: I did it. Maybe I’m not such an idiot after all…

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Posted by Gin on August 22, 2008

Holy crap – sometimes a cupcake is just a cupcake.

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Posted by Gin on August 21, 2008

A male coworker just called me a “stud” for agreeing to pick up an unenviable task. I believe that’s the first time I’ve ever been called that before. But what’s the female equivalent to stud? Wait, I don’t think I want to know…

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More Crappy Weather = More Videos

Posted by Gin on August 21, 2008


Swing the blahs away

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