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Friday, February 07, 2003

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Thursday, February 06, 2003
My Good Deed, Celebrity Mole, and Angel

My mom heard about a program that the VNA (visiting nurses) has were they look for people to crochet wheelchair blankets...she is getting me more information on this, but it sounds great because they buy the yarn...which is the coolest...I will get to crochet, better my skills, and I won't have to buy the yarn and the best part is someone will really benefit from it.

Ok, I hate the fact that they have drug out the Celebrity Mole finale. BFDM and I have differing opinions on who the mole is. I still say the mole is Frederick. She says Eric. Hmmm....I dunno. I am gonna stick with Fred til the end. Of course watch it end up being Kathy.

Angel last night...all I have to say is....I was not the least bit surprised to find that his soul wasn't in the safe. The question is....where is it? BFM says Conner has it. I say she is probably right, because of that whole...Angel is not my father, Angeleus is...

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Wednesday, February 05, 2003
100 thing about Amy

1. I was born in January…my birthstone is a garnet and my flower is the carnation

2. I don’t like garnets or carnations, but I won’t complain if you give me either.

3. I have known my best friend for over 16 years.

4. I watch an inordinate amount of cartoons.

5. I have one brother. He is married.

6. I love to drive. My car is three years old and has 71000+ miles on it.

7. I have a personalize license plate. It is BADGRUV.

8. I have a black Toyota Rav 4…I love it.

9. My first car was a 1990 Chevy Lumina Euro Sedan. It was owned by my parents who then gave it to me.

10. I live on the central coast of California- one block away from fields of produce.

11. I am single and most of the time I love it.

12. I was in two car accidents in a three week span. Neither one was my fault.

13. I am owned by a tri-color beagle…Roxy. She is nearly a year old.

14. Roxy sleeps with me at night, usually on my feet.

15. I go to Las Vegas at least once a year. I love that place and would love to live there.

16. I would rather have an apple computer than a windows machine…but can sufficiently operate both platforms.

17. My father hails from California. My mother hails from New Jersey.

18. I like to sing (or howl) with the radio when I drive. I get a lot of weird looks because of this.

19. I love to get email and snail mail and tend to check them both frequently.

20. I dislocated my knee last June. I have never experience such pain before that.

21. I had to go to physical therapy for six weeks because of it.

22. I love to swim, but I don’t tend to do it much.

23. I am horribly nearsighted. So much so they just recently started making disposable contacts in my prescription.

24. I have hazel eyes.

25. I love to write.

26. I suck at writing poety.

27. I love the band Slaughter, still to this day, even though they haven’t really done anything in three years. Yet I am hopeful.

28. I have seen Slaughter live more times than I can count on both hands…all over the state of California…and once in Las Vegas.

29. I love Angel, the TV show. David Boreanaz…yummy.

30. I’m addicted to cheetos…and am eating some right now.

31. My favorite ice cream flavor is Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby. Mint Chocolate Cookie is a close second.

32. My favorite computer game is THE SIMS and all the expansion packs…except the SIMS ONLINE.

33. My favorite movie is ALMOST FAMOUS.

34. The colors purple and silver are great together and my bedroom is decorated in purple and silver.

35. I secretly desire to be surprised on an episode of WHILE YOU WERE OUT.

36. I work at a University.

37. I started out as a student helper in the department I work in now in 1995…when I graduated I then temped there until a full time position opened up.

38. Including my jobs as a student helper and a temp…I have held 4 different positions within the same department.

39. I am deathly afraid of heights, glass elevators (the one at the Paris Casino in Las Vegas going up to the observation deck of the Eiffel tower made me cry), flying and spiders.

40. Because of these fears, I cried on the ferris wheel in Disney’s California Adventure…not full on boohooing but tears streamed outta my eyes anyway…and I really tried not to…I thought I could handle it…I really did.

41. Despite these fears…I am NOT afraid of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas…I dunno why.

42. The last time I flew on a plane was three weeks after the September 11th attack on the twin towers. I already didn’t like fly but I had these tickets and they were non refundable. The flight was only an hour and ten minutes each way.

43. On the return trip home our flight was over 3 hours late- because of a security problem on the plane. I wasn’t thrilled.

44. My mom makes the best hamburgers in the world.

45. I love cherry coke but rarely ever drink it.

46. I recently learned to crochet and am currently trying to make my first blanket. I hope to have it finished before the baby is born.

47. My cubicle at work is full of toys…most of them are kids meals toys.

48. The last time I was in Las Vegas, I saw Jubilee.

49. I have never seen so many boobs in my life.

50. I once stood in line for over three hours to get in a lottery to be able to buy Aerosmith tickets…I ended up being like 36th and got tickets.

51. The Aerosmith show I got tickets for was cancelled…the day of the show…and I didn’t know about it until I was in the town the show was in…which is nearly two hours away from my house.

52. I’ve seen Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent and others on tour.

53. I would love to see Metallica…but have never had the chance.

54. I have a digital camera (a canon powershot s300) and I love it.

55. I tend to lose the cables for my camera, which sucks. I have three of them laying around somewhere.

56. I also lost my spare battery but they are very expensive to replace. I am hoping to find it soon though.

57. I have bad luck owning fish..they always die.

58. My brother and I are closer now then we ever have been in our entire lives.

59. This is a good thing.

60. I have a collection of 18 iomega buttons on display on my cube wall…I only got a few of them myself…the rest were given to me. My favorite ones say “I’m freaky like that” , “Single female seeking man with drive” and “My vote was counted three times, was yours?”

61. I dislike people who ride your ass when driving, especially if you are going the speed limit.

62. I really really dislike people who flash their lights at me while I am driving, especially if I am going the speed limit.

63. I am very good at finding things on the web.

64. I will try nearly any food once…discounting gross fear factor type things like innards or animals.

65. I want to write a book.

66. I have a great idea for the book, no I will not tell you about it…except that it is non fiction.

67. I tend to be extremely shy.

68. Once you get to know me I am no longer shy.

69. A lot of people mistake my shyness for rudeness, snobbyness or stupidity. None of these I apply to me…I think.

70. When I was in junior high I scored in the 98th and 99th percentile on the standardized test for our grade.

71. Because of that I was put into GATE (gifted and talented education) classes.

72. I hated being in GATE and began to rebel.

73. I rebelled so hard they made me see the school psychiatrist- more than once.

74. I started blogging on LIVEJOURAL.

75. Then I moved to blogspot…now I use blogspot plus.

76. My cubicle mate and I hoard boxes…because we sell things on

77. I have a fetish for writing implements…specifically pens and very sharp pencils.

78. I do not like mechanical pencils.

79. I love the ocean.

80. When I write I tend to use … a lot. I know this is a bad thing…but I can’t help it sometimes.

81. My mom calls me at work to help her with computer problems. This is ok because I work at a computer help desk for the university.

82. The first computer I ever worked on the software, was a mac laptop. And I ended up hosing it so badly that the operating system had to be reinstalled.

83. The first computer I ever set up by myself was a Macintosh 7500.

84. The first computer I ever bough brand new was a Macintosh IMAC SE.

85. I do not know how to change a tire…but I am willing to learn.

86. I love going to Hearst’s Castle in San Simeon. I have been on several of the tours.

87. I have never been out of the country.

88. The only other states I have been in are: Nevada, Oregon and Arizona.

89. I was only in Arizona for a couple of minutes.

90. I dream of driving across the United States…just because.

91. I love the scent of mint.

92. I can’t draw very well at all, but I wish that I could.

93. Oh, I forgot to tell you that I also have a fear of horses.

94. I have never been stung by a bee…yet (as of 03.27.03).

95. When I was 13 I swear I saw a ghost. It was of a woman and a child holding hands standing in the middle of the street. I haven’t seen them since..

96. I have a horrible sense of direction. I can get lost in a mall.

97. Once in 1984 or 1985 I was hiking and actually got very lost.

98. It was the only time I ever got Poison Oak.

99. I think I am normal.

100. In junior high physical education class I was tormented by the girl who sat next to me in roll call. I still loathe her to this day.

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Tuesday, February 04, 2003
Once More...
Ok...last time I promise...seriously. I just wanted you all to know that I have added some photo albums to the blog...see no, look to the scroll down...enjoy.

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Sugar High
I am on a sugar high...actually it is morel likely a caffeine high since I tend to drink the diet cola varieties. I am just glad I didn't go to starbucks this morning like I was origninally planning on or I would be bouncing off the walls right now...then again, if I had gone to starbucks I probably wouldn't have gotten two diet cokes..I don't know what possessed me to be is so not like me.

Anyway, I have discovered a new blog that I want to share with you all...It is just starting out but I wanted to share with you: Operation: Away From Home It looks like it will be a great blog, a relevent will see what I mean when you look at it.

Anyway...I will try not to post any more today :)

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My goodness

I just opened my lunch of chicken nuggets to find that they have given me three sauces for my ten piece nuggets...three...that is 3.33 nuggets per sauce cup (they are the hot mustard if you are that interested)...that's a lot a sauce. Sorry I know I usually don't tell the details of my lunch...but man..that is a lot of sauce.

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Am I good or what?

Am I good or what? During lunch I was able drive into Marina, to go to the post office, wait in line to mail some packages off to various parts of the states, go to walgreens to pick up some last minute gifts AND go to McDonalds and pick up some last minute chicken nuggets then drive all the way back to work with my mcnuggets and a magazine I picked up while at said walgreens make it all the way into the building and sitting at my desk with more than 10 minutes left for lunch. Hee...I am GOOD!!!!

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Lately at work I have started experimenting. (Get your minds outta the gutter people). I am lucky enough in that I am exposed to fairly expensive high end programs- and the rare occasion when I have some time on my hands I like to dabble. So I have been experimenting with photoshop and I am really starting to enjoy it. Yesterday I was actually able to take a picture of 5 people standing side by side in a group photo and remove the middle person. Why? Because I wanted to see if I could mostly. Why does any one do anything? To see if they can. I made the Bad Groove graphic with's not that great and I actually have visions of what I would like my blog to look like, but I do not have the design background to make my vision actually come I settle for greens. Maybe one day I will figure out what to do to make my blog actually look like I want it to.

Monday through Friday I tend to lunch at 1:00 pm. Today however, I am lunching at 11:30 because my coworker has an eye doctor appointment and I am nice like that to cover...mostly I am covering because I don't have plans for lunch. Except to stand in line at the post office, which I can do at any time of the day.

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Monday, February 03, 2003
A joke I don't understand...

My friend and I read this joke recently and don't understand it...anyone want to provide insight?

How do you know when a drum solo is bad?

The bass player notices....

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Things I Have Recently Learned

There is such a thing as too much media coverage.

Phone sex is cheating, cyber sex is cheating unless you do it with your loved on. At least to me.

There is a difference between conformations and concessions.

There is such a thing as a free lunch and most of the time they taste darn good.

Everyone needs an "In Case of Emergency Break Glass" envelope with key things -- even when it comes to their jobs.

According to the Social Security office, Never user deep purple ink.

Also, according to the social security office I am still 28 years old...and I have decided to hold onto this.

posted by Amy on 2/03/2003 02:35:00 PM | link

Getting Around

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"Sometimes- I just have to go off on the stupid"--me

"Great minds think like me"--from ETS

Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people's flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very Stubborn and money cautious.
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