12.30.2009

Reflecting on 2009


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As 2009 (and the decade!) comes to an end, I thought it would be nice  to reflect on the past year considering I’m a huge fan of “end-of-the-year” lists! I’m not a fan of personal info on my blog but I think the following is pretty benign. Also, 2008 was such a horrible year, that I was determined to make 2009 awesome. I think I succeeded… Here are some month-by-month highlights (consider this my supremely annoying Christmas card!):

January

  • Quit my job
  • Turned 26 (sayonara quarter century!)
  • Went to Madrid with my BFF

February

  • Enjoyed living the unemployed dream before it got boring and tedious

March

  • Started my awesome blog!
  • Went to Arizona for Cubs Spring Training, baked in the sun for what I would later find out would be the last time I could do that. Thanks for the tan Arizona!

April

  • Another exciting Cubs season began…

May

  • As quick as the Cubs season began… it was already over.
  • I learned the value of couponing thanks to all the frugal blogs out there on the information super highway! Not sure how much I saved but if my CVS receipts are any indicator, my year-to-date savings there alone is over $800!

June

  • Went to Las Vegas for the first and last time
  • Went to my first Cubs-White Sox game on the scary southside

July

  • Can’t remember much about this… I can only assume this means that I went on the traditional midyear/midsummer bender

August

  • Started grad school!

September

  • Reunited with my long lost lover and became engaged!
  • Went to Seattle with my family for an awesome Bears-Seahawks game

October

  • Formed a legendary karaoke band, “Annette”

November

  • My long lost lover moved in and I said goodbye to my beloved single life forever

December

  • This  month flew by, I have no idea what happened in December besides Christmas and going to Pittsburgh with my Dad for an awesome Steelers game!

So that, in a nutshell, has been my year. I look forward to making 2010 even more awesome, if that’s possible. Thank you also to all of you, my readers, for making my blog and my year worthwhile! Have a fabulous New Years, be safe, and I’ll see you again in 2010!

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11.10.2009

Trivia Tuesday’s


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Trivia is just another form of random shit, so you know I love it.  Useless knowledge can help you impress people, or win shots at a bar.  It’s win-win all around.  So try your hand at these questions… NO GOOGLING!!!  I’ll post the answers in the comments section later today…

1) How much did American Airlines save from eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class in 1987?

2) What U.S. state had the first 7-Eleven stores?

3) What was Ho Chi Minh City called before it was Ho Chi Minh City?

4) What’s the first word of the most pop song titles?

5) Chevy Chase was a professional in which sport?

Things I Live For: Holiday Starbuck’s cups; Procrastinating; Shanky the poet

Quote of the Day: “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” –Samuel Butler

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10.29.2009

Dia de los Muertos


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Another favorite fall holiday of mine is Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.  It is celebrated in Mexico every year on November 1st in order to honor the dead.  A few weeks ago I found these awesome paper-mâché skulls– perfect for celebrating Dia de los Muertos!  They were extremely easy to make and a perfect outlet for creativity.  So if you need some decor for this holiday, head to your nearest Michael’s asap!

They look kinda menacing even plain!

They look kinda menacing even plain!

Klinker was excited too!

Klinker was excited too!

It took way more white paint to cover the brown than I thought it would...

It took way more white paint to cover the brown than I thought it would...

Finished product!

Finished product!

Things I Live For: Decaf coffee; getting cards in the mail
Quote of the Day:“Zazen isn’t about blissing out or going into an alpha brainwave trance. It’s about facing who and what you really are, in every single goddamn moment.” –Brad Warner
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06.29.2009

Vocab Lesson


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I say a lot of weird shit.  I don’t call anybody by their real names (and if I do it probably means I don’t like you or know you that well), I make up some words, and say some unusual ones.  Here’s a vocab lesson to help keep you on your toes around here:

Vom: Short for vomit.  As used in a sentence: “A shot of tequila or Jameson makes me wanna vom.”

Annoy2k: I am fairly certain Biggie’s friend from college, Marcy, introduced me to the simple “annoy” to describe something as annoying.  I wanted to take it one step further, and the year was 1999.  Hence, Annoy2k, vocabthe most annoying of all annoying things.  As used in a sentence: “The Cardinals got DeRosa?  Wow, annoy2k!”

What’s tha date:  I’m not asking you what the date is.  It’s more like, I didn’t hear you/what’d you say?  As used in a sentence: “Wait, what’s tha date?”

Mobile: Cell Phone.  As used in a sentence: “Klinker, where the hell is my mobile?!”

Vale (Bah-lay):  It’s Spanish for ok, yeah, agreed, etc.  I use it quite liberally and whenever I feel like it.  As used in a sentence: “I will meet you there.  Vale.  Vale.  Vale, vale vale!!”

Euro:  No, not my favorite currency.  Urinate.  As used in a sentence: “I just chugged a bunch of water and now I gotta euro.”

Shit’s piece:  I was asking my Italian friend to provide me with some Italian terms and phrases I could use.  (He doesn’t speak English that well.)  So he sent me a list and on it was some Italian term translated by him to say “shit’s piece.”  I thought that was the most hilarious thing I had ever heard.  I knew he meant to say “piece of shit” but goddamn if shit’s piece isn’t funnier and more descriptive!  As used in a sentence: “That weirdo that kept stalking us at the bar was a fuckin’ shit’s piece!”

I also use a variety of Aussie phrases as I love Australians and strive to be more like them:

Jumper:  Basically a hoodie or sweater.  As used in a sentence: “It’s so cold, I better go put my jumper on.”

Runners:  Gym shoes.  As used in a sentence: “I wish I didn’t have a need for runners but I guess exercise is kind of necessary.”

Sunnies:  Sunglasses.  As used in a sentence: “I’m gonna wear my sunnies inside so people will think I’m a celebrity!”

And a term I made up based on Aussie-ness:

Flippies:  Flip-flops.  As used in a sentence: “I love wearing my flippies in the summer.”

I am sure I am forgetting some… but if you’re curious about what something I say means, just ask!  More often than not it’s just some nonsense…

Pet Peeve of the Day: The smell of blown out candles

Quote of the Day: “And she made a vow, to have it all, it became her new religion.” –Tom Petty

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06.18.2009

Guest Post


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A lot of bloggers have what they call “guest posters” where someone who has blog A, posts a blog on blog B. I gather that this is supposed to increase readership of both blogs. Also, it’s a good way to throw a post up on your site when you don’t really have anything in mind for your blog. Since I don’t really know any bloggers that would want to do this (do I?!) I have decided to let some legendary reviews of a legendary t-shirt speak for my blog today. Please follow this link for my “guest post” and scroll down to read the reviews… You will not be disappointed! Also, a BIG shout out to Jimbo and Shanky for drawing my attention to this:

 

 

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