The First Day of the Rest of My Life

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Since Pico did his already, time for...


Ran into my ex downtown while ringing in 2006. Made some resolutions. Celebrated a national championship in Austin with a few thousand of my closest friends. Woke up the next day and drove two hours to go to work with a hangover. Went back to Austin for a big rally, wherein I witnessed thousands of people yell and cheer upon the entrance of a steer. (I love this state.) Made "The Chronicles of Narnia" a date movie.

Had a surprise Valentine's date (she would forget about this date months later). Saw my alma mater make news again, this time with a suspected ricin attack in a dorm laundry room. I do the only logical thing and go to Austin for the weekend.

Give up sex and beer for Lent. Had another run-in with the ex. Got pre-approved for a mortgage. Saw a condo I kinda liked. Put in an offer. Had offer accepted. Began messing around with a Mormon girl. Tried out for "Jeopardy!" in the comfort of home.

V quotes the wisdom of Diego from "Ice Age: The Meltdown" in order to save me from myself. Served my civic duty as a (potential) juror in a sexual assault case. Enjoyed Fiesta.

Celebrate my 400th blog post. Raise money for cancer research by walking (and injuring my ankle). Turn 28. Close on the condo. Move. Talk with the ex.

Hook up with a friend's friend. Get three hickeys in the process. Get a passport. Book plane tickets.

Wake up on a Sunday morning in a tent in the Texas hill country, and go to sleep in a Hyatt in Alberta. Give one of my best friends a hug for the first time. Experience "Stampeding." Hike. Avoid bears. Gamble. Wear a cowboy hat. Square dance. See a friend of mine get married. See another friend's true colors at said wedding, thanks to an open bar.

"Dated" a microbiologist. Went to L.A. Saw Bob Barker, Kathy Griffin, Heidi Klum, and Stockard Channing, the Pacific Ocean, my aunt, my friend, a Stephen Sondheim musical ("Into The Woods," in case you were wondering), and WAY too many billboards for "Snakes on a Plane."

Started my first dating sabbatical. My dad was diagnosed with cancer.

Experienced a bit of bad stuff with the whole anxiety thing. Accompanied my mom in a hospital waiting room. Ran away (literally) at the sight of my ex. (Starting to notice a theme, here?) Go to my high school reunion. Reconnect with my high school girlfriend.

Began a new position at work. Saw the ugly side of the business.

Company Christmas party, in which I displayed my dance moves. Found out about a crush someone had on me. Made out with said crusher.

Some real high points, and some obviously low points. All in all, I'd give this year a B+.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006


- My year in review.
- How I ended up doing with my resolutions.
- A new YouTube trend.
- My New Year's plans (or lack thereof).

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Okay, since Raelyn won't answer the question, I will.

- one pair of boxers (it's not Christmas without an undergarment from my aunt)
- one whoopie cushion (from White Elephant game played Christmas Eve)
- cash
- three shirts
- rolling cooler and screwdriver set (from White Elephant game played Christmas Day)
- candy
- a leather bag (described as a "carry-all" by my aunt, described as a "purse" by me)
- phone book (left on my front door, guess Santa REALLY wants me to get a land-line)


Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Since the first one was SO successful, another handful of links I'll point you to.

- In case you REALLY want to know what I sound like, profgrrrrl has a clip.
- If Pico came close to picking these numbers, I wonder if he can offer me next week's lotto numbers.
- Dan Shanoff tries to save relationships everywhere.
- Either these students really like Kristiface, or their exams really suck. (I never did this, did anyone else?)
- Sandra needs to learn to use the space bar.
- Raelyn's used her powers for the forces of good. Twice.
- Two hot drunk girls. Do I need to say anything more?


Wednesday, December 13, 2006


I drew a co-worker's name yesterday for Secret Santa. On her wish list, she wrote that she wanted Starbucks coffee or a gift card.

Other than Starbucks coffee or a gift card, any ideas on what the perfect idea would be?


Monday, December 11, 2006

Raelyn joined myspace a few days ago. On her LJ, she talks about the reason she joined. Namely, to reconnect with friends she made on a chat site. And that brought all sorts of memories flooding back to me.

I began college during the summer of 1996. Not knowing anyone on campus, and wanting to find a quick and easy way to connect with others, I became a chat room addict regular. The site I frequented the most? WBS, the Webchat Broadcasting System. I remember making friends with all sorts of people in the two rooms I frequented, Teen (16-19) Chat (I still qualified for a year or two), and Christian Chat (which I found during a moment of panic the night before my first physics exam). The friendships I made still last to this day with two women, Amy and Rae.

Bad thing was that the site (along with chat programs such as ICQ and PowWow) nearly took the place of face-to-face interaction for me during college. Yes, I went to the occasional party, but many a good study night was lost to the messages sent and recieved online. I used to say that it was a spirit group that caused me to not do so hot my first few years in college. Honestly, it was chatting that did most of the damage.

Nowadays, I'm still guilty of the same thing, only replace "WBS" with "MySpace." I'd almost rather meet a gal online than through more traditional means. I'm getting better at offline chatting, don't get me wrong. But "LOL"s and smileys can only go so far.

Anyway, a small glimpse into my past.


This quiz via veritate. What this actually says about me, I have no idea.

13 Episodes
( 38 Costs, 22 Reception, and 33 Cult Appeal )
Although you weren't a particularly difficult show to produce, the audience just didn't seem to respond to you. They mostly ignored you, so FOX gave you the axe after half a season. But since you lacked any really defining characteristics, chances are you'll be forgotten to the sands of time. Ah well, at least you'll have plenty of other shows to keep you company there.

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 99% on Costs

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You scored higher than 99% on Reception

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You scored higher than 99% on Cult Appeal
Link: The When Will FOX Cancel You? Test written by hashtable on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Around 8:30 last night, while filling out a lame survey on myspace, I answered the following question...

"43. Does someone have a crush on you?
If they do, they're doing a great job of keeping it secret."

This afternoon, a co-worker told me about another co-worker who supposedly has a crush on me.

So maybe they're not doing that good a job...

Sunday, December 03, 2006


- A semi-date I had Friday.
- A company party Saturday.
- Learning about happiness Sunday.
- An upcoming anniversary.