May 29, 2004


When did the Internet get so damn boring?
If I don't have anything to distract me, I have to actually do some work.


May 28, 2004


I am so terribly tired. Loving Boyfriend and I thought it would be good to start a movie at 2am this morning. It wasn't until the movie was over at 4am that I realized I had to get up early because I had a 12 o'clock appointment to get my hair done. Add in my usual "lay in bed for 2 hours before actually falling asleep" routine, and you have one very sleepy girl.

At least I have a fabulous new haircut.

May 24, 2004

The Thrill of the Chase

My Kitty has gotten herself grounded to the house today. Why? Because she is EVIL.

Earlier today, she caught herself a squirrel. And not just a normal squirrel... it was a teeny little baby, no bigger than my hand. She brought it to the basement window, by Boyfriend's office, and proceeded to pin it down until Boyfriend came to the window to see what the strange whimpering noise was.

She let the poor thing up, letting it run about 10 feet before chasing it down and knocking it end-over-end. Boyfriend and I decided we couldn't let the squirrel suffer anymore, so we went outside and grabbed Kitty. We brought her inside, hoping the little squirrel would recover and get out of our yard.

About an hour later Kitty managed to slip outside again. I waited a little while, and then went out to see if she had tracked down the squirrel again. Which she had, and the poor critter was cornered against a tree. I hauled Kitty back inside, only to have her whine and meow at any door/window I was near.

Kitty may be sweet and cuddly to me, but now I know she is a sadistic little beast who enjoys tormenting any tiny animal she can get her claws on.


Q : "Sir, are you classified as human?"
A : "Negative, I am a meat popsicle."

I love this movie.

I am woman and I can change a tire!
(Although I did break a nail and skin a knuckle in the process)


May 23, 2004

Loving Boyfriend and I were running errands yesterday, and we noticed a weird noise coming from one of the tires. Figuring it was just a rock stuck in the treads, we didn't bother to check it out.

Well, turns out there wasn't a rock stuck in the treads. There was a screw in the treads, and it punctured my tire. So now I have a flat tire. I tell myself "That's no big deal, I'll just put one of the studded tires on until I can get new ones." I actually know how to change a tire too.

So, I pop open my trunk and hunt around for the jack. I find the handle, but no jack. I search around the storage shed, and find a jack with no handle. "Bingo!" I'm thinking to myself. I go back to my car, position the jack and then try and attach the handle... which doesn't fit.

It's cold, rainy and dark, I'm wet and dirty from kneeling on the ground... and I have no jack. I'm throughly pissed off, so after a few curses and well-placed kicks at the deflated tire, I head back inside to warm my numbing fingers.

I'll have to wait until the Roommates get home from out-of-town, and pray that one of them carries a jack in their car. If not... well then I'm screwed. Dammit.

May 20, 2004

The Layers Meme, snagged from Sarah. Why? Because I have nothing better to do.

- Name: Melissa
- Birth date: 4 November
- Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Current Location: Pacific Northwest
- Eye Color: Grey/Blue
- Hair Color: Blonde, very blonde
- Height: 5'5"
- Righty or Lefty: Right
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

- Your heritage: English and Scottish on my Mom's side, not sure about my Dad's.
- The shoes you wore today: Brown leather Sketchers. Most comfortable shoes EVER.
- Your weakness: Sweets, the smell of a guy's cologne, my belief that most people are inherently good.
- Your fears: The dark, being unhappy, dying before I'm ready.
- Your perfect pizza: Pizzeria style cheese (None of that Pizza Hut crap)
- Goal you'd like to achieve: Physical: Become more agile/flexible Mental: Things are pretty good there.

- Your most overused phrase on AIM: Probably "hehehe" because I don't write "lol".
- Your first waking thoughts: "Go back to sleep"
- Your best physical feature: Hmmm... Probably my smile and my lips. Or my breasts, those are pretty nice too.
- Your most missed memory: I miss being a kid, when I didn't have to worry about income, bills or responsibility.

- Pepsi or Coke: Bottled- Pepsi, Canned- Coke
- McDonald's or Burger King: Ugh, neither.
- Single or group dates: Single, I suppose.
- Adidas or Nike: Adidas
- Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Iced Tea tastes like dirt to me.
- Chocolate or vanilla: Vanilla.
- Cappuccino or coffee: Coffee

- Smoke: Unfortunately, yes.
- Cuss: More than a lady should.
- Sing: Only in the car, and only by myself.
- Take a shower everyday: It's the only way I can wake up in the morning.
- Do you think you've been in love: Yes, I am in love.
- Want to go to college: Not yet, still trying to figure out what I want to be.
- Liked high school: I didn't hate it, but I wouldn't want to go through it again.
- Want to get married: Eventually
- Believe in yourself: More than I used to, but not as much as I'd like to.
- Get motion sickness: No, not really.
- Think you're attractive: Average, I would say.
- Think you're a health freak: Eh, no.
- Get along with your parent(s): Not all the time, but for the most part.
- Like thunderstorms: Love thunderstorms. LOVE.
- Play an instrument: I'm probably the most musically untalented person ever.

LAYER SIX: In the past month...
- Drank alcohol: Yep.
- Smoked: Yep.
- Done a drug: Nope. I did my share of 'experimentation' but drugs just aren't my thing.
- Made Out: Definitely.
- Gone on a date: We don't really do 'dates'.
- Gone to the mall?: Just the other day, actually.
- Eaten an entire box of Oreos?: God no, that's just sickening.
- Eaten sushi: Ick, no.
- Been on stage: No.
- Been dumped: Nope.
- Gone skating: Nope.
- Made homemade cookies: Brownies, yes. Cookies, no.
- Gone skinny dipping: I've never actually been skinny dipping.
- Dyed your hair: No, I'm pretty happy with my natural color.
- Stolen Anything: Not my style.

- Played a game that required removal of clothing: Hehehe, yeah.
- If so, was it mixed company: Um... Isn't that the point?
- Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: More times than I'd like to admit.
- Been caught "doing something": Assuming we are talking sex-ish stuff, no. Never been caught.
- Been called a tease: Only jokingly.
- Gotten beaten up: Physically, no. Emotionally, yes.
- Shoplifted: It was part of my "rebellious teenager" phase.
- Changed who you were to fit in: When I was younger, yes. Now, I am just comfortable being me.

- Age you hope to be married: When I'm ready.
- Numbers and Names of Children: Two or three kids, but Boyfriend and I haven't really picked names yet.
- Describe your Dream Wedding: Family and close friends only, on the beach in Hawaii.
- How do you want to die: Doesn't matter, as long as it's quick and painless.
- Where you want to go to college: Probably somewhere local.
- What do you want to be when you grow up: A photographer, author and a millionaire.
- What country would you most like to visit: I have a list- England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Germany, Africa and Greece. In that order.

- Number of drugs taken illegally: More than I can count on one hand, but not enough to fill two.
- Number of people I could trust with my life: One: myself. I know there are people I could trust, but for now it's just me.
- Number of CDs that I own: Lots, but I've moved on to mp3's.
- Number of piercings: Six. Two in my left earlobe, two in my right. One in the cartilage of my right ear and one in my tongue (although I don't wear it much anymore.)
- Number of tattoos: Two. If you ask nicely I might show you.
- Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper?: None that I know of.
- Number of scars on my body: Quite a few. But I don't really know how most of them got there.
- Number of things in my past that I regret: There's a few, but I try not to regret. It's a waste of emotion that could be better used elsewhere.

May 19, 2004

Database Normalization, oh how I despise thee.

It's been 8 hours of normalization. My brain is mush. My eyes hurt. I can't believe I am even coherent enough to type this post. And I don't even know how much I am going to get paid for this yet.

I'm going to bed, if I can make it there. I might end up asleep on the floor. Let's hope everyone has the decency to step over me if I do.


May 17, 2004

Presidential hopeful John Kerry visited my beautiful city today, speaking to a large crowd downtown. He was joined by Howard Dean, who gave a rousing speech as he introduced Kerry. I didn't watch the entire thing, as I had errands to run, but the few minutes that I did see were certainly interesting. Consider that my official political commentary. :)

What amused me the most was the fact that there was a hobbit and my favorite rockstar standing behind Kerry as he spoke. A hobbit! *hee*

May 15, 2004

You know that person in the car next to you, who is happily singing to some catchy rock song playing on their stereo?

Yeah, that's me.
Laugh all you want but I'm enjoying myself.

May 13, 2004

So, I've been waiting to post my Survivor All-Stars thoughts until the "America's Tribal Council" show aired. Now that everything is said and done, I only have a few things to chip in.

1. I think Boston Rob should have won. Yes, I still despise him. I think he's an arrogant prat who didn't let anything get in the way of his game. But that's just the thing... he played the game. He did all the hard work, and took the brunt of everyone's hatred while Amber just followed meekly along in his shadow. She let her alliance with him carry her until the final two, knowing full well that he had made too many enemies to win. He deserved to win because he played the game harder than anyone.

2. I love Lex, but he really needs to learn how to let things go. He said himself that as soon as the game is over, everyone returns to home and back to their (somewhat) normal lives. If that truly is the case, then he and Boston Rob should be able to repair their friendships and get on with life.

3. Awww.... Rob and Amber are so in love, they're getting married! Bleah.

4. Jerri talks too much.

5. Did anyone even doubt that Rupert would win the Viewer's Choice Million? C'mon, the guy is the most popular player in Survivor history.

The previews for the next location looked quite interesting, I'm looking forward to the new season in September.

May 12, 2004

President Bush says that there is no justification for the brutal murder of Nicholas Berg. And I agree.

But I think we also need to remember that the death of Nicholas Berg does not provide a justification for any actions (military personnel or otherwise) the may be deemed cruel or abusive.

Tis a very sad day today. One of the most beloved inhabitants of my fishtank died. He was a teeny little freshwater crab, aptly named Houdini because of his persistant attempts to crawl out of the tank and into the filtering pool at the top.

The underwater castle that was once his favorite place has become his little aquatic tomb. He was quite cute, and will be dearly missed.

May 10, 2004

Went out to see my darling Mother yesterday, seeing as it was Mother's Day. I brought her a card and a dozen roses, which was the least I could do for the woman who brought me into this world. I ended up staying for dinner, which was quite good. Despite the hour-long drive in a car with no a/c, it was worth the trip to spend some time with my Mom. I love my Momma :)

In other news, I actually drove out to my Mom's. You may not have known this (because I never mentioned it) but I didn't get my driver's license when I was 16. I didn't even get my permit until last year. There's no real reason why, except for the fact that I never really needed it. I was always able to carpool, and if I couldn't carpool, I could use the fantastic transit system around here. But things aren't that easy anymore.

So on Thursday I went and took my driver's test at the DMV. Finally, at age 21, I have my driver's license.

Yay me!

May 05, 2004

The doorbell rang yesterday, while Roommate and I were sitting on the couch watching TV. When I answered the door, it turned out to be a young woman selling some kind of discount card. The first words out of her mouth to me were:

"Hi there, are your parents home?"

Umm... s'cuse me? I know I look younger than I am sometimes. I get carded for everything, but I figure that the clerk at 7-11 is just doing his job. They say that they have to card anyone who looks under 30. No biggie. But I know I don't look young enough to still be living at home with my parents.

I stared at the girl for a moment, a puzzled expression on my face. She shifted her weight from foot to foot, nervously. Then I realized that the question that had me so puzzled, was also my 'out'.

"No, they're not home." I replied, smiling.
"Alright then, I'll just come back some other time." She said, apparently relieved I was no longer staring at her like she had two heads.

The salesgirl headed off down the street, and I went back inside the house. Roommate was sitting on the couch, stifling her laughter with the back of her hand.

"Your parents aren't home?" She giggled.
"If it works, it works." I shrugged.

Sorry for the silence here lately. Wasn't feeling good for a few days, and while I still wandered about the internet, I just didn't feel like posting anything. Besides, my head was so foggy from cold medicine that whatever I'd have managed to write probably wouldn't have made much sense.

Now I'm better, and this makes me happy.

May 03, 2004

I would post something here, but I can't think of anything worthwhile to say.

Oh well, maybe tomorrow.