Saturday, April 29, 2006


does anyone have any pictures of me? I don't have user pics for blogger, livejournal or myspace and its pretty much because I don't have any pictures of myself. If you have something, even if its outdated, please leave a comment. thanks!

He's got fans

I was hanging out with my future roommate, Joanne, this evening with her friend Mike. J and M both like to go see musicals, and M lived in NYC for a while and is really into noting *who* is in them, something that totally eludes me even when I know the people (i.e. school plays).

We had discussed that I went to drama school, and worked for a commercial scene shop, and so yes, I know people who are in musicals and plays. Well, M is a big fan of Telly Leung and wanted to know all about him. I was really unhelpful there, as the most vivid memory I have of him is a certain friend who had a crush of sorts on him. and that he was a good dancer. Anyone out there have anything more exciting to share?

**************blatantly stolen device******************

I am wearing a pedometer and trying to work my way up to walking 10,000 steps per day. This week's goal is to break 7000 steps/day on average. I keep track on a pad of paper in my room, near where the cell phones are charged. Today I took the train to work, and then walked the rest of the way to the shop, and then walked around with J to Thai Pastry and then over to Sweet Occasions for ice cream in Andersonville. So far, I have walked 10,778 steps, a personal one-day record.

************this is me ripping off BabelBabe*********

I think that I am going to sign up for Cheetah Gym tomorrow. They have a special that ends tomorrow. I think that I would like going to the gym, and J goes for classes on the weekends and Lacey goes for regular workouts and Anne and Dan are members now, so it seems like I'll have enough motivation around me to stick with it. Besides, I don't want to be the fat cow of my friends. That would be no fun at all.

Just like I used to do on the Diaryland page,

Keep Smiling! =)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Oregon Trail

This is not a post about playing childhood computer games at Anne's birthday party.

Its about all the freaky diseases that seem to still exist. I started discussing this with my sister because of the Mumps outbreak in the Midwest, starting in Iowa and seeming to mostly be hitting college kids. Hitting college kids makes sense since they all live together and none of them have ever had the Mumps since they've been vaccinating all the kiddos for the last 30 years. And if a disease starts with college kids, starting in Iowa makes sense considering how many colleges they have. If I had to think of a non-agricultural image of Iowa, it would be cute little liberal arts colleges.

My sister knows someone who got Whooping Cough, and her roommate has had Scarlet Fever TWICE. Have you had, or do you know someone who has had, any of the following diseases? I'm just morbidly curious about these old school diseases that really, truly should not be an issue anymore.
  • Polio
  • diphtheria
  • Cholera
  • Rubella (German Measles)
  • measles
Note: the spellchecker didn't even *know* the word mumps. That's how much of a non-issue it generally is.

10,000 what?

Does anyone do the 10,000 steps thing? Or use a pedometer? Its springtime, so my thoughts are turning to weight loss. And wondering how much walking I do because my boss doesn't want to get things himself. Unfortunately, pedometers (aka step counters) come in way more than 31 flavors and I'm not sure where to start. There are websites giving reviews of them, but its all just kind of gibberish and I'm looking for the opinion of a real person.

Saturday, April 1, 2006

Google Romance

Google Romance: "When you do a Soulmate Search, your deeply personal and potentially life-altering search results are produced solely by computer algorithm, without human intervention of any kind.

Note: depending on your personality, you may or may not find this reassuring."

I, personally, find this reassuring, which is why I have used OkCupid, though it hasn't worked out super-well in the romance department. The only human intervention that I want is friends, no weird people at dating companies.