24 February 2006

Stressed and Angry

So I was already stressed beyond belief, because I'm way behind where I was hoping to be on my MA. After a meeting with my advisor I was starting to feel a little better. I went home, settled in with a cup of tea, and decided to check my e-mail before getting back to work. Oh, look what I found, South Dakota may be about to become the first state in the U.S. to ban abortion in all cases except when the life of the mother is at risk. This means if a South Dakotan is pregnant as the result of rape or incest, or if her health is in danger, she's SOL as far as legal options. What I will never figure out is why anyone believes that making abortion illegal will stop women from having abortions. All it will do is force them to have illegal, unsafe abortions, possibly dying in the process. There you go, all you pro-lifers, 2 lives for the price of one. Feel better now?

if you are in favor of an abortion ban, please don't feel obligated to try to explain your point of view to me, you won't change my mind

12 February 2006

Four Things

I stole this from Lisaopolis, who stole it from someone else, so feel free to steal it from me.

Four jobs I have had in my life:
Snack bar slave & ham glazer, K-Mart
Serving wench, Alderbrook Inn
Catalog sales drone, Eddie Bauer
Warper of young minds, Poland

Four movies I would watch over and over:
Say Anything
Until the End of the World
When Harry Met Sally
State & Main

Four places I have lived:
Redmond WA
Duisburg Germany
Pullman WA
Kleczew Poland

Four TV shows I love to watch:
Gilmore Girls
Freaks & Geeks
Sports Night
Inside the Actor's Studio

Four places I have been on vacation:
Vilnius Latvia
San Francisco CA
New Orleans LA
Cairo Egypt

Four websites I visit daily:
The Seattle Times
BBC News
Slate
various blogs

Four of my favorite foods:
Cheeseburgers
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Cheddar Cheese

Four places I would rather be right now:
Asleep in bed
At the movies
Somewhere warm
Crashed in front of the TV with my girlfriends

10 February 2006

Movies that make me get all teary

OK, thanks to Lisaopolis for giving me something to do besides what I should be doing. To quote her quoting someone else:

"Ok, now, the deal is this: The person who's been memed thinks of 3-5 movies that make them weep. Like really weep. Then that person goes to Google images and finds a pic from the movie that doesn't totally give it away, and paste the image into his/her blog. Then, the memed one highlights the pic and creates a link to the movie's IMDB page (that way, if someone doesn't know what movie the pic is from, they can click on the picture and it'll take them to IMDB so they can find out!)."

Wait, should that be in double quotes? I'm still fuzzy on the transcription rules!

Just a couple of problems, I rarely cry, and I'm really not sure how to do the whole pictures thing. So, I'm going with my favorite quotes from these movies, and I'll include a link to their imdb pages. Anyway, here are my choices for the flicks that can make me sniffle.

1. "The first rule of eye makeup is that you can never wear enough blue eye shadow."

2. "I don't know what a pear tastes like to you."

3. "I'm not afraid to hurt your feelings. You have like a 2 second rebound rate, then you're back doing the next pain-in-the-ass thing."

4. "I love to see a woman playing the cello."

5. "Why doesn't somebody go to the bathroom? It always makes the food come."

So there you go, I await your guesses.

03 February 2006

Serious Lack of Motivation

"I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it. I'm swamped!"

Oh yes, I'm having a Prince Humperdinck moment, and I just can't seem to get myself in gear to do any of the things I'm supposed to be doing. I keep thinking I'll suddenly start feeling the pressure & get it all done at the last minute, like I always did in college, but I also think that's not terribly realistic.

So tell me, how do you motivate yourself to get to work when all you want to do is watch past episodes of Gilmore Girls that you've illegally downloaded from the internet (hypothetically speaking, of course)?