Tuesday, May 16, 2006

This one's Accredited.

The University of Blogging

Presents to

An Honorary
Bachelor of

Majoring in
Self Deprecation
Dr. GoQuiz.com


Two Names You Go By:
1. Weezy
2. Lou

Two Parts of Your Heritage:
1. Czech
2. Native American (but not enough to get a scholarship)

Two Things You Are Wearing Right Now:
1. Orange beads
2. Black bermudas

Two Things You Would Want in a Relationship:
1. Laughter
2. Risk

Two of Your Favorite Hobbies:
1. Playing in water
2. Reading while taking a hot bath

Two Things You Want Really Badly At The Moment:
1. for Elliott Yamin to win American Idol
2. Summer clothes

Two pets you had/have:
1. My beloved cat Lulabelle
2. My deaf/blind/awesome mutt Pepper

Two people who will fill this out:
1. Angel
2. Emily

Two things you did last night:
1. Watched American Idol
2. Drank chai

Two Favorite Places to eat:
1. Travel Cafe in Portland
2. Red Robin

Two things you ate today:
1. Latte for breakfast
2. Chili dog for lunch

Two people you Last Talked To:
1. Darin
2. Mona

Two Things You're doing tomorrow:
1. Working
2. Playing with Meghan and Mona???

Two longest car rides:
1. From Oregon to Ohio last summer
2. From St. Paul to San Bernandino on NET

Two Favorite Holidays:
1. Christmas
2. Thanksgiving

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Per request, feast your googly eyes on some pictures from my alma mater's reunion. There is no need for further text.

All the Spirit Award recipients in the history of AMC

Torie managed to get her uncle's awesome swing band to perform

It just wouldn't be an Ave function without frightening a beloved professor

I can't stand this guy.

Sean and Thom: The truth is OUT!

Erica and Louise: together again. RUN AWAY!

I peer-pressured Angel into having one more drink.

Hey, I can look like a normal person!
The possibilities!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

That's Family!

The oddest little imp of a friend stayed over last night. Angel manages to spread joy good advice wherever she goes. Angel's cure for AIDS:

"Be straight. Be monogamous. Don't boink the first person you meet in a bathhouse."

Yes, it's wonderful to have her around again.

Easter was a month ago, but I suffer yet from its effects. Darin and I spent a few days at 'the laws'... I'm simply going to describe Easter dinner, for one needs nothing else to understand.

Mr. Dad, Mrs, Mom, Crabby Grandma, Deaf Grandpa, brother Eric, Darin, and I chewing on a simple Easter feast...

I greet Grandma with a "It's good to see you again!"

Three. Second. Pause.

She finally responds with a high-pitched "Yeah!"

The meal conversation consists of the medication Grandma and Grandpa consistently take. "How many pills do you take a day?" "Woo! Mercy!" "Why exactly do you take them?" "I'm so glad I don't have to take any of those." "How much does it cost you a month?"

"Two-hundred and fifty dollars?! Each of you?"

Mrs. Mom nibbles thoughtfully on a chunk of ham and ponders, "It seems better to die young."

I choke on my Midwestern casserole and began to laugh, hoping she isn't serious. She is.

Darin attempts to change the subjects by producing his latest piece of sculpture to Crabby Grandma. It's a two-foot bronze and plaster sculpture of a beautifully crafted pair of hands. She glances at it, sniffs, and says, "That'd make a good doorstop."

I cough nervously and ask Grandpa some commonplace question. Too late- he's pretty deaf. Grandma volunteers, "He was a pilot in the war."

"Pilot!! I wasn't no pilot! I was a mechanic!" Sheesh. I know he's her second husband and all, but sheesh.

The meal finally ends and the grown-ups retire to the family room to watch Aunt Kay's video of the newest miracle product to hit the market.

Thank God for family! They make great blog material.