Sunday, January 31, 2010

Film Friday + two

I saw When in Rome last night. And honestly I thought it was going to be worse, much, much worse. I laughed plently. It was cute, Rome was pretty. This poster no where nears does it justice.

However, I must be clear, it is 100% a rom-com, don't expect more. It is very predictable. But a cute boy and Danny DeVito go a long way and making up for it.

Because we don't know eachother...

I just got notice someone new if renting my old apartment. I am pleased, really. It was a super cool place. And other than my eternal struggle to get mediacom to work there. I loved the heck out of that place. I heard that former children of the white house leaves a letter to the next inhabitants, sharing advice, and one must assume, great hide-and-go-seek locations. If I could leave the next person living in 826 1/2 some advice it would be: Don't freak out when Wal-Mart online doesn't acknowledge your address is real. Spell out one half. Embrace that wall paper. I know, it is crazy, but also super hella fun. I wish I had more pictures with it. Stand under the skylight as much as possible. Who else can say they have a skylight- In. Their. Kitchen. Order things online, UPS and Fedex both deliver twice a day because of the businesses below, and who doesn't love walking down the stairs to a package?
Love it, I sure did.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Where was everyone else at rehearsal?

It might just be me, but this type of snow blowing across the roads always reminds me of the way fog rolls out of fog machines at big musicals or ballets. Which leads to all the drivers out there being members of the chorus line. Sadly many of them appeared not to have made it to rehearsal because there is plenty of weaving in and out and crashes out there.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

100% agree

This is why is my favorite website. Why even when I go through periods were I barely use the net at all, I still check from my phone. Oh I love you. And I 100% agree.....
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ice and OCD: America's new epidemic

Let me just say I love kicking sludge off cars. Like if it were socially acceptable I would spend my weekends roaming around parking lots kicking sludge off of all the cars I could find. Seriously. It is like a dream of mine. The only thing that truly stops me are car alarms and footwear. I don't want to accidentally start any car alarms, and although I have spent a good portion of this winter trotting around in my fake ugg boots water still seeps through on occasion. Nothing is a buzz kill like wet socks.
Because of my little obsession you can easily imagine that getting to kick off sludge and ice from my car is one of the hi-lights of my winter season.
And. You. Would. Be. Right.
I also pretty much love when you can slip a huge chunk of ice off of a car! It really is the little things people, it really is. So Wednesday morning when Central Iowa was blessed with an ice storm I got beyond excited. My car was completed coated, but it really wasn't very difficult to scrap off enough for me to safely drive to work, I wanted to spend more time scraping away but sadly I also have an obsession with being on time for work, so I had to limit my fun.
But after work. Oh after work! It was like perfect. The car still pretty much coated, the rain had stopped, and it was warm enough outside to be comfortable combined with the fact I had no where to go but home. I spent far, far to long breaking and scrapping all the ice I could possibly reach off my car. Seriously not going to lie, a total hi-light of my week!
Sadly this is where my OCD kicks in, I could spend hours scrapping off ice, I mean HOURS. I want all the ice to go away. All of it. Which is mostly unreasonable. Plus rationally, I know it isn't going to matter if I have that little chunk from the roof or not, but man, oh man, would I like to get it off. It is one of those little things that people who have lived with me notice, like they know if we take my car someplace we don't drive until all the windshield and side and back windows have been cleared. ALL. The. Way. I never have been able to understand the people who just drive with the tiny little circle in front of the driver cleared off. How can they possibility stand that? Not only do I want to kick the sludge off theirs cars I want to scrap their windows too!
This is the cross I must bear, the need to clear off every ones cars.....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Because my less than skilled driving isn't game enough

So I might be the person, that some people know as the person who reads things as she drives. And I stress the might be part. Because frankly I have tapered off dangerous activities while driving significantly in the last year, and I almost never do such crazy things in the winter, rain or dark. That being said, I get really bored while driving, even when it is only a 15 min jaunt to work and back. Last week I had this fun little game of counting cars in the ditch, my tallies were as follows:
Wednesday P.M.: 15
Thursday A.M.: 19
Thursday P.M.: 25
Friday A.M: 29
Friday P.M. 31

Tonight while driving home I saw a semi pull off to the side of the road, I was worried he was having trouble or a flat, but no I car pulled off in front of it, and then.... the driver gets out with a present! It was like super awesome, think of the coordination it takes to get in the right spot at the same time to exchange something on the interstate! And people think I do dangerous things! ha!

oh, I am aware, more than aware...

Don't worry I get it. Really I do. I have sucked it up big big time the last month when it comes to blogging. I fact i have done a pretty sketch job at responding to communication of all kinds. Why oh why can't you all read my mental responses? But that is in the past, new leaf!

Just to catch everyone up, I moved to Des Moines in the middle of December, I have a roommate now, we are doing a pretty great job at not killing each other. It is fabulous to have someone to talk to everyday and share utilities with. Plus we won a new TV from our rental company!

I spent my time during the crappy weather around Christmas with the Kibbe Family. Emily and I had a great time telling knock knock jokes, playing BOO!, singing jingle bells, and reenacting Family Guy commercials. On the 26th I celebrated Christmas with the family and the stomach flu- I can definitely vague for the cleanliness of Greg and Chels' toilet! Everyone did a great job taking care of me and also trying to stay healthy. Sadly Dad became the next victim of the family flu- although it seemed to get less severe with every person it got passed to.

I am super sad I missed Christmas with the Fehling family. I thought it best not expose anyone else, trust me it was NOT fun being sick. Hopefully everyone else had a great time without me!

Work has been keeping me busy, my new assignment requires more problem solving, fun, yet frustrating like a game of sudoku all day long!

I plan on continuing my book section with Books of 2010, and a new feature call Wines of 2010. I am going to try to feature a wine under $15 every other week or so, with a rating system of some sort!

And finally I am very excited that new episodes of televison have returned- oh my goodness do I LOVE Friday Night Lights!