Saturday, March 25, 2006

Something new...

I have recently discovered a popular blog-thing. It's called the Friday Five, and I'm going to start doing it every, well, Friday. I hope it catches on!

1) Of the various cultures, ethnicities or nationalities you belong to, which most strongly do you consider yourself? -I consider myself Irish. I'm around 40% Irish, and damn proud of it.

2) Is there a culture you cannot claim heritage from but which you feel quite close to? -I would say Scottish, but I don't know if that could be a valid answer since I have a slight bit in me. But it would totally be Scottish all the way.

3) What's one language you wish you knew fluently? Definately Gaelic. (Even though experts say it is dying out and almost no one knows it anymore.)

4) If you could move anywhere in the world and be guaranteed a job, etc., where would you go? -SCOTLAND. No question. Next!

5) If you had a time machine, and could witness any one event without altering or disturbing it, what would you want to see? Man oh man. I would really have to think about this one for quite some time before answering. But right off the top of my head, I would have to just the assassination of JFK. And my only reason for choosing that would be to see if there really was a second gunman on the grassy knoll.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Sad news...

Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours.

Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, two children, John Dough and Jane Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.

The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

If this made you smile for even a brief second, please rise to the occasion and take time to pass it on and share that smile with someone else who may be having a crumby day and kneads it.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

What Batman Villian Are You?

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Kilts and Cotton Candy

So I have finally figured out what to do for my birthday! It came to me this morning...via the radio. I was upstairs fixing breakfast for myself, about to head off to school, when the radio announced the circus would be in town a week after my birthday! I was like "GAH!" and ran to tell my mom that I wanted to go to the circus for my birthday. I love the circus and I haven't been in years! Now, the thing is, it is the Moolah Shrine Circus. I've never been to one of their shows, mom always took us to see Barnum and Bailey (or The Ringling Bros, whichever you prefer). She says the difference is that B&B is the bigger better show. Well, I want to go anyway and I really hope it will be good.

And another thing - Heather has informed me that she has never been to the circus! I was just floored. So Heather, no matter what, if I gotta pay for you, if you gotta take off work, if I gotta drag your ass there, YOU ARE GOING TO THE CIRCUS, DAMMIT. And I'm sure you'll love it (and have no objections to going...). *big grin*

Other people can come with us too! If you're interested let me know!

Anyway, that will take place somewhere on April 28-30 - either a Thursday, Friday or Saturday, depending on, uh, stuff like schedules. Yeah. Oh yeah, and tickets are like, $12, I think. Will inform more later.

So for the actual day of my birthday, which is a Thursday *cough20thforthosewhoforgotcough* I would like to do something simple. I would like to go to dinner. Most likely have some friends back over to hang out at the house later... Not really a party, just a sort of hanging out. Of course, I still would like cake and maybe some balloons! (and presents...)

But I want to go to a restaurant I haven't tried yet, one that I've been REALLY wanting to go to. It's called The Scottish Arms. I'll most likely go back there for my next birthday (21!) so that I can legally drink some of their Scotch whiskey! But I would like to go with family and a couple friends and just soak up some Scottish atmosphere (and food!) They have a menu online, and I don't see it, but I was really hoping for some sort of a sampler platter cause I want to try some of everything. Who knows, I might even dare to try a bite of haggis if possible! (Those who don't know what haggis is...Shame. Or, maybe good. If you're curious, look it up.)

Anyone interested in checking out this restaurant go to www.thescottisharms.com

I'm excited! And I've already starting making a present list in my head. ...You know, for, uh, those of you who want to get me a gift and don't know.... not that I expect it...

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Yes, I'm Still Alive

So let's face it. I basically didn't post for a whole month except for fillers. Well, what can I say. 1) I'm lazy. 2) I was out of the country for a week. So that makes three weeks of laziness.... Well, and I just didn't want to update. I knew that when I updated I would probably have to type about my week in the Bahamas, and let's face it, I just didn't want to do it. I still don't want to do it. If you wanna know the details of my week that bad, comment and let me know and I'll, uh, think about typing it up.

But pretty much, there wasn't really much else to blog. There's school, work (which I still absolutely hate and have to force myself NOT to quit), friends and American Idol. That's how my days are spent.

Today I spent my money that I really shouldn't be spending on dvds that are not necessary but I really really wanted. I bought two SNL dvds (David Spade and Dan Ackroyd) and Trading Places, one of my favorite movies. Can you tell I love Dan Ackroyd? Now I just have to force myself to call up one of my estranged friends and demand my Steve Martin SNL dvd back. *sigh* I really don't want to do that. But dammit, I want my dvd back! A little help here on how to do it nicely?

My brother's birthday is in a few days. He is going to be 14. God, that makes me feel old. I think back to when I was fourteen and how long ago it was, and how far I've come since then. Now I just really need to focus on what to get him. He's so hard to buy for.

And speaking of birthdays, mine is coming up in a month and a half. I'll be turning 20 on the 20th. Because of this reason, I really want to do something special! Badly! But I can't think of anything. I don't really want to have a traditional party, and the thought of going out to dinner doesn't thrill me. I would like to do some sort of group outing, but I don't know what. And if you're maybe kinda sorta possibly wanting to get me a present, and don't know what to get me, I will post something later, closer to my birthday about ideas.

Edit - So I was just glancing through my previous posts and saw some stuff I could comment on for February. Jessie had her birthday and it was much fun, spent the day with her and her friends, went to dinner and such. Valentines day, which was blah as usual, bought myself discounted candy the next day.

Dammit, now I forgot what else. Oh well.