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May 20, 2007

In case you missed...

my audition for Coyote Ugly.

C_ulgly02 At least that's what I thought when I saw this.

Yee Haw.

May 19, 2007

So his name is Jeff.

There is truly no better way to introduce a new friend or maybe I should say business associate to the blog then to feature them in the blog.

Which has always been a weird thing. People have different reactions to the blog. Some positive and some negative. When you think about it, it's pretty rare that you meet someone and are then able to read about what that person thought of you and the meeting. Especially if you're a person who has never read a blog, so in your mind the entire concept of a public journal makes no sense. Though in truth there are times that keeping a public journal makes no sense to me either.

Often when I write about a person that I just met, I have no idea who that person will end up being in my life. A few months back I wrote about a couple that I saw making out at a poker tournament. Since then I've played with them quite a few times and have had a chance to know them better. Last week I was talking to the male half of the couple and the blog came up. He didn't say it, but it was pretty clear that he DID NOT like what I said. In my defense, I did not know them at the time and it was just an observation, and an honest one by the way. I can't know when I first meet someone what the future relationship will be. Wouldn't that be nice if I could.

Really, this journal is about me, my perspective and in my mind it's not about the people that I meet. I think that's where I want the people in my life to make the distinction. My purpose is not to gossip about my friends or business associates.

So I've been talking with this guy about a sort of arrangement... and he reads this blog... and I'm writing about him now. I'm pretty much asking for it. But I'm hoping he will be amused and maybe flattered by what I have to say.

So his name is Jeff, but most people call him by his last name... cause that's how he rolls. And he does... roll I mean. He's an Italian kid. I call him a kid because he is a couple years older then me and I will probably remind him of that fact at every opportunity. He's pretty funny and people are happier when he's around. I asked and not a single person had a bad thing to say about him. He thinks he's an afro-american. He thinks he's not photogenic. He's been shot in the head. He opened for Dave Chappelle and didn't even know it until after the fact. He and I both share a mystical force field that even ketchup can not penetrate. He's a good poker player. I like his Dad. He looks good in a tie. I think he got laid last night, of course I don't know because I swear I wasn't there. And he's a really good sport or at least I'm hoping he is... I guess I will find out. This might be a test.

   

May 17, 2007

Take one giant step forward.

82167980_5d88bea2ae_oYesterday was a MAJOR deadline for me. The documents I submitted are going to change my life in BIG MAJOR ways. I'm happy, I'm relieved, and in other ways I'm still tangled up in worry. But I went to bed last night feeling pretty good. I also went to bed before 9PM and didn't wake up until 8 this morning.

June is going to be a big month for me. A lot of travel and other things are being set into motion. Big plans for my life I guess. But I need to make good use of the time between now and June. It's a little too early to party now.

Cautiously Optimistic.

May 16, 2007

Wordless Wednesday #9

Hobo

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May 15, 2007

Are You Happy? What is Happiness? Does it Matter?

Which do you think would make you more happy, winning the lottery or becoming a paraplegic?

Psychologist Dan Gilbert challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel real, enduring happiness, he says, even when things don’t go as planned. He calls this kind of happiness "synthetic happiness," and he says it's "every bit as real and enduring as the kind of happiness you stumble upon when you get exactly what you were aiming for."

This is something that I've pretty much always known. I have to consider the connection with a persons ability to synthesize happiness and their overall health. Sort of opens your mind to the possibility that you really can't make a wrong decision. Which basically gives me a pass on some of the crazy things I do. Interesting stuff.

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May 14, 2007

Google Me Meme - OMG Shoes.

I got this one from Shelli at Shelli's Sentiments. Here’s what you do, you go to google.com and then you take your name plus 8 different words and see what you come up with when you hit search. Here are the 8 words you use: needs, is, likes, wants, gets, says, does and eats.

Here goes…

Kelly needs... Her brother backstage

Kelly is... a weepy, emotional wreck whose bizarre behavior sabotaged a recent concert tour with Jay-Z. (Shit how did they find out?)

And good job google because A Yoga Coffee Outlook is 4th on the list here.

Kelly likes... Shoes!!!! (You knew it.)

Kelly wants.... You!

Kelly gets... Cocky. (this might surprise you but I didn't need to add the y)

Kelly wants... to pose nude in Playboy magazine. ... She says, "I'd go fully nude, but I'd have to have some airbrushing on my tits." ...

Kelly does... Hollywood (required for the playboy gig)

Kelly eats... Kelly eats a cracker!

Tagging....

Liz

Matt

Matt (This one will be using google UK I would guess)

Lisa

Tony

Shawn

Now where were the shoes??

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My Girls Goodies on Display at Saks

My weekends actually begin on Thursday nights. I've been playing poker at Whiskey Bar, but I think that's going to end in couple of weeks when my tennis league starts up. I think it might be too difficult to make 8:30 games if I'm out until 1AM playing cards. I wouldn't mind so much if it was just me... but it's doubles and it'd be pretty crappy to do that to my partner.

I can still play the Friday afternoon game though. This last Friday I took second place again for the second week in a row. Then later I played a very large tournament taking 12th place. But I think I already wrote about that. MMMMMMMM... the mystery man.

Saturday morning I met up with Jason at Crepes N' Crepes in Cherry Creek North. I don't know why it is, but seems like every time I meet up with Jason, the times that he is running late, a cute guy always strikes up a conversation with me. Which is great and of course I enjoy it and then Jason walks in and the cute guy exits. I'm sure they're intimidated by Jason's GQ good looks and aire of success, might also be the Ducati. Whichever, I should probably be thankful. I do want to win the prop bet especially now that I'm 4 1/2 months into it.

I was on my second mimosa by the time Jason arrived. I was feeling a little drunk and couldn't figure out why. Then I remembered that I really didn't eat during the tournament the previous night. The place where the tournament was held had typical bar food. The kind that does bad things to your intestinal wellness. So I only ate a couple of energy bars that I had stashed in my purse.

We split some crepes and Jason introduced me to the nutella crepe; chocolate and hazelnut butter. Total YUM. We walked over to the mall and did some window shopping. During our little outing I met one of Jason's girlfriends... okay she was not his girlfriend, that's just what I call all of the numerous women that he knows. She was, I think, 26 he said. I swear she had botox. That or she was very surprised to meet me. Maybe she's read the blog.

Katie_saksLater while browsing racks at Saks we noticed Katie's art on display. Katie Taft is the Arts Editor for TWID. We snapped a pic for her. Not even sure if she knows it's here. Katie's awesome so always good to see a fellow TWIDed doing well. Speaking of... Benny just launched the website he designed for Lure, which is also pretty cool. And TWID rocks as per usual.

May 12, 2007

It's Morning Already?

I woke up at 6:17AM. This is not supposed to happen. Why won't my body let me sleep late? I was up until nearly 2AM. Next thing you know I'll be eating dinner at 3:30 in the afternoon and watching reruns of Murder She Wrote. I don't want to go down like that.

Mystery_man_copy However, some good news to speak of. Remember a couple months ago I mentioned a mystery guy? Well he's still a mystery, but I did see him at last night's tournament. On the first break I noticed him sitting at one of the tables. Totally caught me off guard because I had forgotten about him. His table had already started playing again so we got in one good non verbal exchange. I was well ahead in the tournament so I could afford the distraction. But a couple hands later I looked over and he was gone. It never occurred to me to look at his chip stack.

Wow was he cute! Is it hot in here? Probably just early onset hot flashes.

I need to be downtown at 10AM and I'm meeting my publisher for brunch after. So, I guess it's a good thing that I got up early after all. 

May 10, 2007

Wind me up.

I just finished updating my links, so if you happen to be linking here and I don't know about it, let me know and I'll likely return the favor as long as you have a legitimate blog and you pay me five hundred dollars. Kidding. Actually maybe I meant if you don't have a legitimate blog it will cost you five big ones for the link. I just want to clarify that point for the people at pornotube.

A friend I saw Barenaked Ladies with several years back sent me this youtube clip. I think it's pretty good. Enjoy! :)

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May 09, 2007

Wordless Wednesday #8

Garden_2

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May 08, 2007

Sleeping To Dream

Get_imageMy sleep schedule is a little messed up these days. But when I do sleep I've been having beautifully vivid dreams. I attribute this to the fact that I quit drinking coffee last week.

I'm not anti-coffee and I won't be changing the blog title, but I just woke up one morning and didn't get around to the first cup. Later that afternoon my body was in withdrawal and I crashed big time. I also had a painful headache. So instead of feeding the addiction I decided that I should stop "enjoying" something that made feel so terrible and dependent.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZEEEEEEENNNNNNN Moment!

This is a strange time in my life. I'm in this constant state of what I can only describe as the feeling you get when you first come out of the movie theater. Like all of my senses are heightened and my awareness peaks. Like listening to and comprehending 3 different conversations at once. Please no one tell me it's a symptom of mental illness.

May 07, 2007

Mutual Blog Gratification

AwardWhen I was first nominated by Madame Meow for the Bloggers Choice Awards, ideas of grand campaigns ran naked through my mind. A flood of brunette ambition came over me.

While I appreciated the votes, I'm really just glad that anyone pays attention to me at all. You being here is all I really need. So thank you for the nomination and the votes.

With that said...

I considered the Blogger Choice Awards and determined that it's a complete boondoggle and a complete waste of time for all but the 36 or so blogs that win. Blogs like Cute Overload, Rosie.com, and Feministing.

Why bother?

Oh, the Pay Per Post angle. Turns out this is a Pay Per Post marketing vehicle. Which if I cared to look I would have seen immediately. It's pretty obvious. What's less obvious are the rules for the Blogger's Choice Awards. They are not linked directly on the main page, but you can find them in the about section.

Schad over at the highly respected Fifth Column Blog was nominated for the "blogitzer" award. You can read his post for the details. While the Blogger's Choice Awards markets the idea that anyone can nominate and vote for their favorite blogs, not anyone can win. Actually according to their rules they can remove any nomination, for any reason. Which is fair, it's their contest.

But again, I say why? Why do we do these things to ourselves? Let's all honor the blogs we read by linking them, subscribing to their feeds, and favoriting them.  Instead of going on these big campaigns which only serve entities like Pay Per Post, let's just give each other a little promotion.

I'm not saying that blog promotion is bad, actually I'm all about it. But for most of us, there's not much to be gained with these blogger awards. Think about the angles. The Bloggers Choice Awards benefit Pay Per Post and not bloggers.

Let's award each other.

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May 04, 2007

Tell me why?

TigerdanceSeems like every time I become successful at something, there's always some guy waiting to jump in and take credit. I'm a 32 year old woman and my tolerance for this sort of dick swinging is about -12. No, this won't fly.

May 03, 2007

Look how they shine for you.

This is a painting by one of my favorite artists, Arnor Bieltvedt. When I look at this I feel greatful because I'm happy again. I love this feeling.

Yellow

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May 02, 2007

I won! I won! Now what do I get?

Thinkingblogger_2Queenie Carly has tagged me with the Thinking Blogger Award.

The participation rules are simple:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think!

2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme or blog that you enjoy.

3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote. Without further ado - I would like to nominate my 5 picks for blogs and people that make me think!!

In no particular order....

Kawazu 1. [digital:meditation]

A blog about things I didn't know I didn't know. Way over my head like being in the matrix. Maybe it's just me. You'll have to let me know. But Kawazu is real nice, he lol's and ;)'s at my lame jokes. He's got a killer smile and a cute beard. I'm kinda into facial hair right now so well let's not go there. But do go there.... to the site I mean.

Wwwl 2. When We Were Liars

It's a little scary and definitely makes me think every time I read a post by Monique. We have a lot in common. She makes me question my own birth. I wonder to myself... perhaps I was adopted and Monique is my sister. We have secrets too. But I can't say what they are. I can tell you that there is a chance if you get to know Monique and read her blog she might tell you about it herself.

Memyself 3. Me. Myself. And Four Eyes.

Stand back! It's someone I know in real life. This is Brandi, she's the owner and creator of Fashion Denver. She just broke up with her boyfriend and has the adjustment blues. Brandi makes me think things like... "Hey I've been there",  "Kickball sounds fun." and "aren't you supposed to capitalize the first word in a sentence?" But mostly Brandi is just ass kicking amazingness.

Horrocks 4. Roger Horrocks

This blog makes me think all men in South Africa are attractive, the world is beautiful, and that I need a Vacation.

Really if you think about it I'll do anything to get Roger's attention. Can you blame me? I think not.

Pch 5. Pop Culture Heroines

"Female characters can be beautiful or sexy without that being their sole attribute. You will not find an essay here that can be summarized with ’she’s hot’".

See requires thinking.

I do not expect any of these blogs to reciprocate. Most of them are very topic based and not really set up for memes but I thought (thinking) that thinking blogs don't have to equal linking blogs and that's okay with me.

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May 01, 2007

Full Moon Jerk Alert

DouchebagsFor some reason I've been getting hit on BIG TIME since Thursday. I checked and I didn't have a boob hanging out. I would like to be able to tell you this was a good thing but you know what they say... the odds are good but the goods are odd.

Mostly it's been... "Hi I'm hot shit, wanna go out tomorrow?" To which I respond, "Can I tell you my name first or does it matter?"

Was there an article in Maxium about Spam dating? If you ask 500 women out one of them will eventually say yes? Which reminds me of a guy I saw with one of those auto stampers. It had his phone number on it and he would troll the bar stamping the back of womens hands. A good idea until some guy shows up on his door with a shotgun asking him about why his girlfriend has his number stamped on her body.

I guess I'm just a little offended by these guys. Hello!!! You met me 5 minutes ago, you know nothing about me and you want to go out sometime? What exactly is it about me that makes you want to take me out on a date? Oh yes, that's right... I do have a vagina. Silly me.

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