Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Make me

How to make a tdgirl

1 part friendliness

1 part silliness

3 parts ego
Combine in a tall glass half filled with crushed ice. Add a little wisdom if desired!

Friday, April 15, 2005

tax time

So, in the rush to move for the new job, I seem to have forgotten a W-2 somewhere in my parents' house. This is a problem because it is a HUGE house, and very easy to lose things in. And Yale sends out the W-2 forms on regular old letter size printer paper, so there is nothing readily identifiable about this sheet in a stack. But, TurboTax helps you fill out your "Form 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return" and then insists that you must mail it. I suspected that was not the only option, so I went into the "Get Answers" section, hoping to find an e-file option, and, voila! There was a telefile option. I always thought that telefile was for losers, but nope. Its not, though this is the last year it is being offered by ye olde IRS. Whatever. I not only saved a stamp, but didn't have to find a post office in this city (I haven't seen the one for my zip code yet, ever) or an envelope, and I'm still going to make it to dinner, for my birthday, with Ms. Towner, on time. The stress, which began last night when I realized that I hadn't just worked for my Dad last year, is now over. I will get the missing W-2 next week when Mom gets home from Denver and finds it for me, file with TurboTax and move on with my life. Oh, and get a nice rebate from the Feds too.

Things to do this weekend:
And right now, brush my hair and get my butt out the door to go to dinner.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

we all knew it, now its official

Guess I'm not hip... but then again, I found that out when I went looking for an apartment in Wicker Park... that neighborhood is totally too cool for school.

You're Not a Hipster!
You're Not a Hipster!
Take What sort of Hipster are you? today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.

Friday, April 8, 2005

Print Gocco Supplies

B6 Print Gocco Kit I've wanted one of these since I read about them in Ready Made last summer. But I never had a real reason to use one. But now...
I have a new apartment, so I'm moving. And moving, means Change of Address cards! So now, I will get to purchase a Print Gocco and show off my cool-kid craftiness by printing up my own "I Moved... this is where I live now" cards. Anyone else need stuff printed at that size?

Home Sweet Home

Not only does Google have maps (which is wonderful and super and great), but now, you can see the SATELLITE views of where you are going... so...

the link in the title of this entry will take you to where my new apartment is in Andersonville.

Which rocks!

Albino Blacksheep - Flash / Kitty Cat Dance

Kitty Cat Dance

Check it out! Its the funniest thing all day... and probably the funniest flash video thing I've seen in a very very very long time.

There are no bad ideas

At least he wasn't talking to his fiancee "We have rules in this house about walking around covered with poop."

Thursday, April 7, 2005

free rooms for women in exchange...

free rooms for women in exchange...

Does anyone actually respond to this? It must be a joke. But at the same time... I (briefly but seriously) considered looking into it. Think about how much farther the money would go without rent and food. And I would be that much closer to a down payment, making that condo a much sooner reality. But whoa! Is it solicitation to ask for the sex or just to offer it? If anyone besides David is out there reading this, please comment (of course, db, you can comment too)

Tuesday, April 5, 2005


Michelynne McGuire is the STARLET!!! You go Minnesota!


There is the picture of my very favorite Starlet, at least until the hotlink breaks.

Now, of course, they have me sucked into watching One Tree Hill in two weeks because Michelynne will be making her debut as the new character. I do NOT need anymore TV devotions, as David calls them.


Tonight its down to the last three girls! My favorite is Michelynne, she's young and fantastic and from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a girl that I would like to work with on a show or project or something. Mercedes is good, but a lot more nervous. She is the oldest of the three, very elegant, probably not meant for comedies, but she could fit really well into lots of other things. If two could win, I'd take both of them. They are both great, but for different types of roles. Lastly, there is Katie. She is from Chicago. She went to Columbia College. She is incredibly irritating and I keep hoping that she'll get cut, and she keeps sticking around. Sort of like a certain boy who was in my class and just wouldn't get cut, like a cockroach.

So, the three have all gone in to the panel for their critiques, and I think that its going to be Mercedes. But first, the judges will argue between Michelynne and Mercedes. We'll see if training and experience or raw talent and enthusiasm wins.

Back to watching... I'll post the winner!

Your Seduction Style: The Natural

You don't really try to seduce people... it just seems to happen.
Fun loving and free spirited, you bring out the inner child in people.
You are spontaneous, sincere, and unpretentious - a hard combo to find!
People drop their guard around you, and find themselves falling fast.

Monday, April 4, 2005

Seeking Roomate for Huge Condo

Seeking Roomate for Huge Condo This one looks nice. I wonder what's wrong with it. =) I like golden retrievers! and sisters!

~Cheap Room Off Divison in Enourmous Greystone~~

~Cheap Room Off Divison in Enourmous Greystone~~ This one might work, if its a 20-something woman. I should look into Humboldt Park a bit more. I know that it used to be sketch-tastic, but maybe its "up-and-coming" now. I guess that we'll see.

Sunday, April 3, 2005

Need Roommate for GREAT NORTH SIDE APT. - May 1st - FREE PORN!

Need Roommate for GREAT NORTH SIDE APT. - May 1st - FREE PORN!

Have I blogged this listing yet? Well, I went to see this guy, Ed, today. He actually is one of the guys at Playboy who retouches the photos of naked ladies. Surprisingly, he doesn't seem freakish or weird or creepy. Maybe a little nerdy, but mostly just a graphics guy, Cubs fan, likes to cook. Hey, he was even doing spring cleaning, which is a good sign for a guy.

My mother, of course, is opposed to me living with a straight man that I'm not involved with and don't really know. But its a nice place, good price. The only thing its missing is off-street parking, but the street parking seems easy enough. It has cable tv, free laundry, a dishwasher, a bay window, furniture. Overall, its a nice place. It would just be even better if it was a woman without a bizarre-ish job.

So what do I do?

haven't had anyone *not* laugh yet

Why did the Pope cross the road?

He's the Pope, he crosses everything.



*GORGEOUS* ROOM AVAILBABLE MAY 1 OR EARLIER: "*GORGEOUS south loop apartment* Available May 1 -OR- earlier, if needed. In search of a female roommate to live with 3 cool, undergraduate girls. You will have your own room with two huge vertical windows in this modern, newly renovated living space with brand new utilities (brand new dishwasher, microwave, etc.). Via the blue line, it is about a 3 min. commute to UIC (2 stops from the lasalle stop). The rent is $543 utilities. You will be sharing a bathroom with one girl. There is an awesome WORKOUT facility, a dry cleaners downstairs, a 24 hour security system, & available covered parking with indoor access and security cameras. This is a big college area with UIC, DePaul, and Columbia students dominating the building. Right next door to the beautiful Washington library (the largest library in the city), starbucks, bookshops, restaurants, michigan ave, and lots of other goodies. The lease continues through Oct.1 with option to extend. Call Danielle, 847-530-0083."

Yup, definitely going to see this one. It sounds nice, its a high-rise -type building, and yeah, why not. I got rejected by my first choice, so I have to jump right back in.

Room for rent in big, modern townhome

Room for rent in big, modern townhome: "Female Roommate wanted for 2 bedroom/ 1 office, 1 1/2 bath townhome in Bucktown. 1/2 block to shopping, restaurants, all amenities. Close to Blue Line.

1 large bedroom with high ceilings, large closet. Kitchen has microwave, gas range, dw, disposal, lots of storage.

Open and large, but lots of privacy. Large deck off of kitchen. Laundry in basement.

Need Roommate for GREAT NORTH SIDE APT. - May 1st - FREE PORN!

Need Roommate for GREAT NORTH SIDE APT. - May 1st - FREE PORN!: "***Disclaimer- This is NOT an ad for smut-related activities like they have in other sections of craigslist - I'm actually looking for a roommate!"

And I'm actually going to see the place!

Saturday, April 2, 2005

visitor : support subversion

support subversion

Want to have some fun with those nationalistic, SUV-driving, Fox News watching, Stouse-supporting folks who think that they are touting moral values by voting Republican? Well, all you need is an inkjet printer, an X-acto knife, inkjet paper and the files from this site. Its a Creative Commons license, so no selling or making derivative works. But swapping out magnets in the grocery store parking lot? Totally ok.

Have fun folks.

Friday, April 1, 2005

Sentient Meat

The Palmyra Sliver: Blogging Meat!

A cross-post from Peg's blog... its hilarious and I don't know that I've ever cross-posted anything before, or if she's ever been cross-posted.


Marc Bekoff sent this to the Ethological Ethics yahoo group:

In a 1991 science-fiction story by Terry Bisson, we listen in on a conversation between the robotic commander of an interplanetary expedition and his equally electronic leader, reporting with astonishment that the human inhabitants of Earth are "made out of meat":

"There's no doubt about it. ... "
"That's impossible. ... Howcan meat make a machine? You're asking me to believe in sentient meat."
"I'm not asking you. I'm telling you. These creatures are the only sentient race inthe sector, and they're made out of meat." ...
"Spare me. Okay, maybethey're only part meat. ... "
"Nope, we thought of that, since they do have meat heads. ... But ... they're meat all the way through."
"No brain?" "Oh,there is a brain all right. It's just that the brain is made out of meat!"
"So ... what does the thinking?"
"You're not understanding, are you? The brain does the thinking. The meat."
"Thinking meat! You're asking me to believe in thinking meat?"
"Yes, thinking meat! Conscious meat! Dreaming meat! The meat is the whole deal! Are you getting the picture?"


I don't have any real commentary except that it is hilarious.