Friday, April 27, 2007


This lil' guy was waiting for me by my front door when I got home from work:

He's about two inches tall. Isn't he a cutie?

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Say Hello to My Little Friend

Meet my new best friend: Isn't she lovely? Nikon D40x, 10.2 megapixel SLR, 0.18 second startup, up to 3 frames per second, ISO of 100 to 1600 , 3-area autofocus, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II lens, 2 gig memory card... sigh. I love her. Anyone want their picture taken... show of hands? Anyone?

The new Say Anything podcast is up now here. I have really been sad this week (I swear, that's the last time I'll say that... probably) and I was surprised to end up laughing, a lot, during our podcast. Chicks rule!

I can't help thinking that it's weird to have never seen a porn movie. You know, not that there's anything wrong with that.

We actually own a few x-rated DVDs, and now that I think of it, I haven't seen them since we moved... a year ago. Huh. Well, you can see how important they are to me. But still, to have never even seen one.

I have considered signing up for a pay porn site. I haven't ever actually done it, though. I am curious to find out what they're like, I keep thinking one of these days I'll join for a month, just to see, and then cancel.

Me = porn positive :D

Friday, April 20, 2007


It's been a long hard week, but it's also been one of those weeks where I am just glad to be alive. Not being murdered = good week

I am still trying to stop thinking about the horror that happened in sweet little Blacksburg. For anyone interested in contributing to the memorial fund, go here. To see pictures on the memorial photo gallery, go here.

Last week Greg and I went to Miami for a few days. Our hotel was pretty, it had a big atrium:

Here's a closeup of the waterfall:

Greg overlooking A1A in cool shades:

You can see the Atlantic ocean in the distance behind me:

We also went past Miami Ink. I totally wanted to go in and get a tattoo, but we didn't because: 1) Their tattoos cost $9 mil (for a small one), and 2) They were filming that day and no one could go in. Bummer. But we did see Chris Garver, Chris Nunez and Ami James hanging out on the sidewalk outside. Mmmm... Ami...

Monday, April 16, 2007

Virginia Tech

I'm freaking out.

I grew up in a very small town, just across the border of Montgomery County and Giles County, around 30 minutes away from Virginia Polytechnic University. My Dad graduated from VPI (Va Tech) and I used to spend a lot of time on the campus a child/teen. Since my Dad was an alumnus, I was able to get a library card, so I spent tons of time in the library and in the bookstore.

The bookstore was just a couple of blocks away from Main Street, where I would buy records at Round and Around, makeup from the Corner Drug, books at Books Strings and Things and art supplies at Mish Mish.

I went to Radford University, a smaller university around 15 miles away, and dated a few Va Tech students.

The area around Va Tech is pretty rural, for the most part, so a lot of people I grew up with/am related to work there. I haven't heard confirmation yet, but I'm hoping my cousin Dan is okay -- he works for Va Tech at an off-campus location.

My cousin Robin, however, works in Burruss hall (the big castle-looking building they keep showing on the news). Right next door to the first shooting location. I just got off the phone with her, and she is fine. She was alone in her office this morning,since everyone else went to a meeting. She said she heard the shots in the dorm next door, and she saw them carrying victims out.

I can't even say how weird and terrifying it is to see this beautiful campus, that's so much a part of my childhood and who I am, on the news, filled with such horror.

Part of me feels like I am sitting across the street at Gilley's eating ice cream.

I am dreading seeing the list of victims.

Sunday, April 8, 2007


It's so interesting, listening to myself on our Say Anything podcast #2. I said "literally" around 4 thousand times... I think I need to work on that. :)

When I actually started telling the story of losing my virginity, I remembered so clearly how I felt back then and the person I was then, and I kind of reverted to my 19-year old self a little bit. When Jen and Debe described their virginity-losing moments, they went into specific anatomical hymen-ripping detail, and I really kind of got embarrassed and glossed over the sex part of my story.

I did go into greater detail about being cheated on by an old boyfriend (we'll call him X). Ha! I remember very well how I felt then, too, and the person I was. I feel grateful for the experience, frankly, because I learned so much about myself, about life in general, and about relationships.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my husband? :)

One cool thing that happened recently is that I found my old friends Chris and Colleen! Colleen is X's sister, Chris is her husband, and we were pretty close back in the olden days when X and I were together. I babysat their daughter, we hung out a lot, etc. When I broke up with X, I completely lost contact with Chris and Colleen. This was years ago, and I have been thinking about them ever since, and wondering what their lives were like.

I Googled them recently, and found them! Here is Chris' Death By Kids blog. He's such a great writer, he's very funny in person (as I recall) and his stories are hilarious. We've sent a few emails back and forth, and I am so utterly delighted to be back in touch!

My experience with my photography mentor guy was amazing, and extremely helpful. I now know exactly what I need/want... All I need now is to figure out how to pay for it. My wonderful husband wants to use the money we had planned to spend to go to the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear, which is the largest horror convention in the world. Last year more than 40,000 people attended, and they have guests like Clive Barker... Greg is completely obsessed with horror stuff, and knows a lot of people who are going to attend, and has been looking forward to it. I don't want to cancel this trip! So, we'll have to find some sort of compromise.

Can I just mention one more time, though, how much I love my husband? :)

Maybe I'll start buying lottery tickets...

Monday, April 2, 2007

Miscellaneous Funny Stuff

I really, really like this guy's weird little comics: Monday Morning. He's British, and so is his humor (humour?), but I am now a completely addicted sleepy little horror. I don't even get the joke, sometimes, but I always love the weirdness.

Also, a recent post on the Muchedumbre webboard was, I thought, pretty hilarious. (Full credit to author -Fu, who won't ever see this, because he doesn't read blogs. Silly, silly -Fu!)

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