Thursday, April 23, 2009

Musings

Chocolate and cheese are my mortal enemies, yet I love them so. It's the textbook definition of a love-hate relationship.

Is there any way to VOLUNTARILY MAKE yourself lactose intolerant?!? Can your doctor give you some sort of shot to become allergic to chocolate?

Seriously, if I didn't have such cravings for these things, my life would be so much easier. I'd weigh 140lbs instead of...well...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Hello Blogspot, My Old Friend

I just never keep up with this blog because I'm mostly on Facebook...and more recently, Twitter. Also, not much exciting happens in my life so it tends to be a little boring.

HOWEVER, as a member of the Villanova University Class of 2003, I am pleased to inform you that my Villanova Wildcats men's basketball teem has made it to the Final Four!!!!! This is exciting for several reasons:

(1). This means my alma mater is, at this point, one of the 4 best college basketball teams in the country.
(2). The last time we went to the Final Four, we went on to win the National Championship.
(3). The last time we won the National Championship, we also had to beat the University of North Carolina Tarheels (WTF is a Tarheeel anyway?!?!?!?), who are our Final Four matchup in Saturday night's game.
(4). The men's basketball team at Villanova pretty much sucked when I was there from 1999 to 2003. I'm not even sure we made it to the NCAA tourney. If we did, we lost in the first round.

Other than this VERY EXCITING March Madness news, nothing much is going on. My mother is having gallbladder surgery the day after Easter. After 6 months of being able to keep hardly any decent food down, thus relegating her diet to that similar to a baby, they finally figured out the problem was her gallbladder! Seriously? That would have been one of the first 3 places I looked. Apparently, our gallbladders should work at a minimum of 50% capacity to live a normal, comfortable life. Her is working at 19%, thus making it very difficult to digest food because the bile isn't being released to the stomach.

Other than all that, I'm having a silly old fun time with my roommate. She loves to cook and I love to eat so we get along great! But seriously, she is so much of any improvement over my last roommates, it's like night and day. On that front, I did have a self-imposed detox period of about 2 months from seeing one of those former roommates, although we argued back and forth via email about various final utility bills-related issues. However, since we no longer live together and are no longer financially tied to each other, we have mended our relationship and do actually enjoy each other's company again. We do make each other laugh quite a bit and it has been a long time since I've been able to make her spit take, but it happened last weekend and it was glorious.

In the time since my last post, I also had a brief romance with a tall drink of water I went to high school with...though we weren't really friends then. All I'll say about it is he served his purpose and Katie has moved on. My attitude about the whole thing was very much like a Sex and the City episode, which was kinda great.

OK...I guess that's it for now. See you in 3 months!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Moving

Hello everybody (and by everybody, I mean Emily b/c I think she's the only person who reads this),

I'm totally moving tomorrow and I'm totally excited. I will no longer be residing in the house where Berber carpet and my roommates' beer bottles go to die. Needless to say, I am not moving with any of my current roommates. This is my new house:



So tomorrow I load up the UHaul with everything I can physically move myself and on Saturday, my brother comes over to help with all the furniture. On Sunday, we reconvene to do a day of really cleaning the house and a little grass cutting/shrubbery trimming and by Monday, I should be free and clear of the home and neighborhood I've come to hate. Note to anyone thinking of moving into the duplex wonderland known as Lake Mist subdivision, don't. The neighbors are lonely, old bitches.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Yay Democracy

So besides the obvious reasons for voting in America, here's one more: FREE FOOD!

This also just goes to show what a bunch of freeloading fat asses we are, but tomorrow, several food chains across the country are offering free stuff if you come in after voting.

In particular (just what I've heard in the last half hour), you can get:

A free coffee at Starbucks


A free red white and blue doughnut at Krispy Kreme


AND

A free scoop of ice cream at Ben and Jerry's

Dream Interpretation

There are a handful of recurring dreams I have (one of which happened last night) that I'm always curious about as to their meaning. I just did a random Google search for dream interpretation and this is what www.dreammoods.com tells me:

Teeth Falling Out Dreams

Dreams that your teeth are falling out are the most common dreams we here at Dream Moods receive. Common dream scenarios include having your teeth crumbling in your hands or your teeth falling out one by one with just a light tap.�Such dreams are not only horrifying and shocking, but often leaves the dreamer with a lasting image of the dream. So what does it mean?

One theory is that dreams about your teeth reflect your anxiety about your appearance and how others perceive you. Sadly, we live in a world where good looks are valued highly and your teeth play an important role in conveying that image. Teeth are used in the game of flirtations, whether it be a dazzling and gleaming smile or affectionate necking. These dreams may stem from a fear of your sexual impotence or the consequences of getting old. Teeth are an important feature of our attractiveness and presentation to others. Everybody worries about how they appear to others. Caring about our appearance is natural and healthy.�

Another rationalization for these falling teeth dream may be rooted in your fear of being embarrassed or making a fool of yourself in some specific situation. These dreams are an over-exaggeration of your worries and anxiety.�

Teeth are used to bite, tear, chew and gnaw. In this regard, teeth represent power. And the loss of teeth in your dream may be from a sense of powerlessness. Are you lacking power in some current situation? Perhaps you are having difficulties expressing yourself or getting your point across. You feel frustrated when your voice is not being heard. You may be experiencing feelings of inferiority and a lack of self-confidence in some situation or relationship in your life. This dream is an indication that you need to be more assertive and believe in the value of your own opinion.

In the latest research, it has been shown that women in menopause have frequent dreams about teeth. This may be related to getting older and/or feeling unattractive and less feminine.

Traditionally, it was thought that dreaming that you did not have teeth, represent malnutrition which may be applicable to some dreamers.

Other Perspectives

A scriptural interpretation for bad or falling teeth indicate that you are putting your faith, trust, and beliefs in what man thinks rather than in the word of God. The bible says that God speaks once, yea twice in a dream or a vision in order to hide pride from us, to keep us back from the pit, to open our ears (spiritually) and to instruct and correct us.

In the Greek culture, when you dream about loose, rotten, or missing teeth, it indicates that a family member or close friend is very sick or even near death.

According to the Chinese, there is a saying that your teeth will fall out if your are telling lies.�

It has also been said that if you dream of your teeth falling out, then it symbolizes money. This is based on the old tooth fairy story. If you lose a tooth and leave it under the pillow, a tooth fairy would bring you money.�

Being Pregnant Dreams

To dream that you are pregnant, symbolizes an aspect of yourself or some aspect of your personal life that is growing and developing. You may not be ready to talk about it or act on it. This may also represent the birth of a new idea, direction, project or goal.

To dream that you are pregnant with the baby dying inside of you suggests that a project you had put a lot of effort into is falling apart and slowly deteriorating. Nothing works out the way you want it to.

If you are really pregnant and having this dream, then it represents your anxieties about the pregnancy. Women in the first trimester of their pregnancy tend to dream of tiny creatures, fuzzy animals, flowers, fruit and water. In the second trimester, dreams will reflect your anxieties about being a good mother and concerns about possible complications with the birth. Dreams of giving birth to a non-human baby are also common during this period of the pregnancy. Finally, in the third trimester, dreams consists of your own mother. As your body changes and grows, dreams of whales, elephants and dinosaurs and other larger animals may also start appearing at this stage.

The other dream I've had since I was a kid involves driving into water. In essence, I'll just be driving along a road (that may or may not be surrounded by a body of water) and then the road will all of a sudden just descend into the water. I couldn't really find an accurate interpretation of this dream because it involves several elements...mainly water and driving. I'm usually driving myself (which apparently makes a difference), but then there's the water element. It's not really about drowning, but more of being scared how to get out. Then again it's not scary enough to be a nightmare, it's just more of a sense of dread. I really do believe, though, that this particular dream is inspired by something specific, although I don't know what triggers when I have it. when my family lived in New York, there was a nearby town that had a reservoir. To get to the town (or rather to my friend's house in that town), we had to drive over the road that went across the reservoir. I always thought the road was a little too close to the water (i.e. unlike a bridge) and the guardrails a little too flimsy. So yeah, I think that's why I have that dream today and why, to this day, I still quite dislike driving over bridges...like the Talmadge Bridge over Savannah River...not fun!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hallelujah

The Jeff Buckley version of "Hallelujah" has really been haunting me lately. I don't know why...actually I do. The other day, I had the urge to look up a couple scenes from "West Wing" on YouTube. Although I never watched the show on a regular basis (except of course in the last season when Jon Bon Jovi himself made a cameo as himself as a supporter of the Jimmy Smitts character's on the campaign trail), I saw a couple big episodes over the years. One in particular was where Mrs. Landingham is killed by a drunk driver and following her funeral in the national cathedral, Martin Sheen (the President) takes a moment by himself, cusses out God in Latin, lights a cigarette and immediately puts it out on the floor of the church.

Anyway, the Jeff Buckley song plays during the end of that episode so now I've been playing it over and over on Project Playlist.

Um yeah, so that's it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

If You Like To Complain About Cops, This Post Is For You

This post is especially for all those people who've ever complained about "speed traps" (how can it be a trap if you're breaking the law?), quotas, ticket revenue or "don't cops have something better to do than..."

If this doesn't break your heart, then you have no soul.

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