maveness: (McMurray - Hardcore)
( Jun. 14th, 2010 10:40 pm)
1. Someone stole my doormat while I was at Wal-Mart.

2. My job is like teaching very large, very violent middle schoolers.

3. Mike's Hard Lemonade is my beer. And I'm drinking it right now.

4. Have now watched all of Leverage. Totally looking forward to Sunday night.

5. Bought a washing machine today. This is a huge thing for me. That's a major appliance!

6. Saw A-Team today as well. There's too much emphasis in the media on Bradley Cooper, when in reality, Sharlto Copley steals every scene he's in. (Plus, Face should always be clean shaven. I know one of y'all on here said the same thing, and you're right.)

7. NASCAR would be better if a) Denny Hamlin would just go away already and b) Jimmie took a season off. I want someone to dethrone Jimmie, but not Denny. Anyone but Denny.
maveness: (Stargate - What?)
( Apr. 17th, 2007 01:39 pm)
Did I mention that for my birthday my parents gave me a laptop?

***

Things of the Good:

1. Bossman who knows sports injuries (don't worry, mine isn't a sport injury, it's a "played with the dog and then had an accident involving the parking deck and a shoe" injury) informed me that my ankle/foot aren't swollen, so no need to go to a doctor.

2. 3/4 of my spring cleaning is DONE. And of the remaining, rearranging furniture is on the list. Fun!

3. Several work projects are in the process and I've made good headway.

4. My license is good for 8 years. So theoretically, if I don't move, my picture at age 38 will be of me at 30.

5. My hair is still occasionally just as awesome as the day I got it cut. And bonus, I made comparisons to Jaclyn Smith's hair...and she gets to host a show about awesome hair on Bravo!

Things of the Bad:

1. My foot/leg still hurt occasionally. I hate being forced to sit still and prop my leg up.

2. 1/4 of my spring cleaning left to do includes cleaning out the fridge and the microwave. Not fun.

3. Good headway on projects is not fun for my allergies when it includes lots of recycling of old files.

4. I need to be writing as it's fic that I wanted done TODAY (for [livejournal.com profile] celli), but the muse is being really, really stubborn. I have the story worked out well in my head and it's not going down on paper right.

5. When I went to get my license renewed, I discovered during the eye test that my eyesight REALLY SUCKS. My astigmatism has gotten worse, as has the vision in my left eye.

6. The weather in NC is being a pain, which means that some of the time my hair is a royal pain in the butt. I've yet to figure out how to style it on days when the humidity wants to make me look fuzzy.
maveness: (Stargate - Plane Go Vroom)
( Apr. 10th, 2007 09:16 am)
Dear Military Types,

If you insist on exercising within my line of site while driving to work, impeding the flow of traffic with your group run across the road just as the light is turning green, could you do me a favor?

Could you please be wearing shorts and short sleeved shirts instead of sweatshirts and sweatpants? I'm just saying. If you want to impede traffic, at least give me scenery to enjoy.

Thanks,
M
Truly scary, or truly inspiring?

Sitting in front of me is a "press release". I call it that tentatively, mainly because, in my seven years in public relations, I've never seen a press release that includes lyrics from Sister Sledge.

Some poor woman, who undoubtedly believes her writing is iconic and inspiring, has written a manifesto for distribution to the local news media regarding issues facing probationary teachers. Unfortunately, the manifesto has a nautical theme.

Probationary teachers, sailing and Sister Sledge. And she honestly thinks she'll be taken seriously.

(If you're scratching your head and highly confused, don't worry. I've read the manifesto and have yet to make sense of it. Just know that the teachers are looking for treasures at sea, and we are family. That pretty much sums it up.)

Oh! And it includes quotes from Grand Funk Railroad (per a coworker).
maveness: (Stargate - Plane Go Vroom)
( Jan. 13th, 2007 10:53 am)
Due to technical malfunctions (i.e., a computer that is being wonky and annoying), I can't access Gmail.

Pardon me while I kick the computer. Two Saturdays in a row I can't access my damn email. Let alone the other sites it won't let me to.
maveness: (NASCAR - 43 Car Salute)
( Dec. 13th, 2006 02:16 pm)
1. Peter Boyle died. *is sad* I will miss you Clyde Bruckman.

2. Jeff Gordon is breeding. (We will now slay the plot bunny that just tried to convince me to write Supernatural fic with a half demon child in which it's revealed to be Jeff Gordon's offspring.)

3. My aunt in Connecticut slashes Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin. Without knowing what slash is. She just has thought for years that Tony's gay (I really am trying to figure out why "single man" equals "gay") and decided that Denny was his "special friend". *headdesk* Honestly? Never saw that one coming. Badum ching.

4. A coworker sent in his lunch request for next week and asked for "Buttermilk Rack" dressing. My immediate question? "What woman was sitting across from you when you were writing this email? Was it R? Because yes, pregnant boobs do make the mind stray."

5. Ward Burton has been officially signed by Morgan McClure. Yay!!!!! And they're taking orders for merchandise before they even have any. *snerk*
maveness: (NASCAR - Hotass)
( Oct. 18th, 2006 02:29 pm)
Ever have one of those days where everything's going along swimmingly and despite 4 hours of sleep you're surprisingly chipper (well, that may be the three soft drinks and M&Ms talking) and there's clown joking and excitement over weekend events and then you hit the downer?

Downer hit as of 15 minutes ago. Thanks mom!

Today is my former best friend's 30th birthday. (Who I suspect can actually read this - oddly enough.)

Yeah, I'm just gonna ignore the world now.

***

Writing

Have made the vow and gone the distance and will be doing NaNoWriMo this year. I'm so fed up with ideas for stories and never getting around to doing anything (usually due to overthinking and procrastination). So last night I jotted down some character ideas, swore to not think about plot (as it appears to be a rambly southern tale in which plot is generally incidental), and today I signed up. Huzzah! My bravery astounds. Now start taking bets on how far I'll get before stopping.

***

NASCAR

Two days to Harvick. Pardon me while I have a heart attack now.
A question to the Californians on my f-list: do your earthquakes tend to go "boom"?

Also, to the North Carolinians that are freaking over it, come on! LOL An earthquake that measures 2.6 on the Richter scale? We're not that wussy. Hurricanes are scarier than an earthquake like that.

***

Note to self: Going home will be SERIOUSLY screwy today. If my calculations are right, the President will be coming back to Greensboro from Randleman around 5. *whimper* Dear Mr. President - way to fuck up my commute home. Couldn't you have gone to see Kyle Petty sooner? Kyle's cool and all, and we adore him muchly, so thanks for going to the camp and checking things out, but still.

***

Need to ditch all my Jimmie Johnson icons. I don't like him anymore.

***

Due to the creation (by rearranging of furniture and bringing in my ferns) of a reading nook, I spent way too much time last night curled up reading a book. Like, didn't go to bed when I should have, insisted on finishing the book. Which means I went to bed at 2 am and got four hours of sleep. So yes, I'm on Coke number two.

***

Go to [livejournal.com profile] zeplum's journal and share your favorite YouTubiness! YouTube clips! Tis fun!
maveness: (NASCAR - Jamie in Black and White)
( Aug. 16th, 2006 08:41 am)
Came into the office.

Sat down.

And for the last 30 minutes I've been buzzed and taunted by a mosquito.

ARGH.

I HATE MOSQUITOS.
maveness: (NASCAR - Casey Arms)
( Jul. 22nd, 2006 10:44 am)
Just call me Lindsay

You know, next time anyone in my family or at work does the "you're too white" spiel, I'm going off, because white is white. I am what I am. My legs glow.

And you know, dying my hair red SHOULD take care of this.

But it doesn't, so I caved for a wedding (since hose are just...ugh) and did the fake tan on the legs. Let it be known - my legs are now bright white with a vague orange glow. Yay! Just what I wanted! To be ORANGE.

Why no one will accept that self tanner and white skin = orange is beyond me.

***

NASCAR

Am taping the SPEED Pool Party, as the potential for some driver to be shirtless is great. Well, it's a foot deep pool, but still. If one of them goes shirtless, I don't care WHO it is (aside from Kenseth, but he hasn't RSVP'd), there's potential for mockage or drooling.

Also, McMurray's dog looks like him. Jeez! (And acts like him. Hi spastic puppy!)

And more, Sadler has GOT to grow the back of his hair out some. They keep trying to style it for Trackside, and while I've come to terms with the weird anchor hair they get going on top, the back is now too short for them to effectively style, so it just looks weird.

Tony, it would be funnier if you were telling the reporters to go away so you could talk to Greg. Just sayin.

Kyle Petty running over Jimmie Johnson was funny. As was the crew member pushing the car and laughing.

***

Had pizza for breakfast, am drinking water now, have a Coke and an Almond Snickers for later...and dang it, too many postcards to label and get done by the end of the day so that I can go to a wedding 2 hours away.
maveness: (BSG - Starbuck/Apollo)
( Jul. 18th, 2006 09:43 am)
Awesome!

Coming in 2007, Math Doesn't Suck by Danica McKellar.

Yes, by Winnie of The Wonder Years.

It's for middle school girls and tries to keep them interested in math. (Any time any kid walks into my mom's store and gets excited by the science stuff, I tend to want to buy them things. It's all about encouraging interest in areas that aren't considered "cool".) Apparently Winnie is quite the mathematician, besides acting.

***

Also, where is the justice that Kellie Pickler has an album deal and the Yamin doesn't?
maveness: (Music - Lyle Lovett)
( Feb. 8th, 2006 10:37 am)
Thing #1: Why do I have a zit the size of New Hampshire at the edge of my lip? It's not fair!

Thing #2: Dean needs to clean guns every single day. Guh.

Thing #3: Lots of Bud Shootout practice starting Friday. Anyone want to start the "way too much watching of NASCAR TV" at my house? It's on SPEED, which I have.

Thing #4: My new Kevin Harvick screensaver is amusing.

Thing #5: I bought books yesterday: Asian cookbook, how it feels to die in extreme situations (or at least how it feels to be maimed in extreme situations), the first NASCAR Harlequinn romance, a book of NASCAR stories, and a book called The Baby Name Wizard which talks about the process of choosing names, not just giving a list of names. (That last one was for my sister. It's a cool book.)

Thing #6: American Idol really ticked me off last night. SuperPrettyGirl would not have gotten through if she wasn't pretty. Simon was dead on about that (hey, while he's superficial, at least it goes both ways, and he said no to her!). I just can't believe that Paula voted her through. On the flip side, I love little Irish Boy (so dubbed because every guy with a voice has sung Josh Groban - at least this boy seemed slightly Irish with the lilting quality for me, so he's Irish Boy). Who knows how he'll do, but he's darling.
maveness: (Drink)
( Jan. 21st, 2006 01:08 pm)
Woman jailed for leaving kids to go see Jerry Springer

Since the kids (all under the age of 4) are okay, it's okay to laugh uproariously and note the irony. Really, the irony is magical.
maveness: (Maggie - Bedroom)
( Jan. 16th, 2006 01:11 pm)
TV in the bedroom halves sex life

The important question here is whether that's really bad for me. Because what's half of hardly any at all?
maveness: (Simon Cowell)
( Jan. 16th, 2006 09:35 am)
Item #1: I'm wearing white pants today. Wore white underwear, as that's what you do. Incidentally, the white g-strings were the only whites clean. Just noticed in the bathroom mirror that I can see my tattoo through my pants. *headdesk*

Item #2: Jensen Ackles is hot.

Item #3: Somehow yesterday ended up being a day of astounding personal revelations. Which caused me to write in a journal for the first time ever.

Item #4: My Panthers RULE.

Item #5: And yet watching the Colts/Steelers massacre, the part that had me squealing into the phone and hurting [livejournal.com profile] paperbkryter's hearing was seeing the Biffle Subway commercial.

Item #6: Then got antsy Sunday night and started writing. Something original and weird and the concept I'm in love with, but I can't decide if it should be a play or a novel. (The play would be different, but either way it would work.) Wrote 1,000 words, deleted most of them (due to pacing issues). Wrote 350 words, deleted all of it. Have to rethink how to start it so that the pace isn't so slow.

Item #7: My boss isn't in yet. She's due in at 10. She has an interview at 1. I'm a bit freaked. There's a request for proposal that is due tomorrow that would have to go out today to get to Raleigh. We only found it on Friday. I have no typing so far for this thing, and these things are usually 20+ pages long. And she usually rewrites them five or six times.
maveness: (Trisha)
( Dec. 27th, 2005 01:37 pm)
Dear uterus,

I know. I know. It's an afront to your dignity every frickin' month what you have to go through. But is it necessary to cause this much pain? Seriously. Cramping is NOT fun when there's no reward of a small child being pushed out. 'Kay? So stop already! (Especially since I gave you four ibuprofen to put you in an appropriately happy drug haze.)
maveness: (Kvapil)
( Dec. 22nd, 2005 01:05 pm)
*squeals* It's official! It's official! Kvapil to the 32!

*twirl*

WAFFLE!!!!!

***

I had to go with my sister to the porn store last night. She was Christmas shopping for my brother-in-law. She started talking out loud about what he'd like. I threatened violence. Then I pointed out the whips and the harness on the wall.

***

One of my coworkers has a pug puppy at home. We're working the "bring puppy back after lunch" angle.
maveness: (Dean Gun)
( Dec. 9th, 2005 12:40 pm)
Hair - dyed and pretty

Apartment - almost completely clean

Groceries - to be gotten tonight

Dog's Crate - still in the trunk of my car (oops!)

Pillows - Four to be made (oops!)

Christmas Shopping - almost completely done, or at least knowing what to get (except Poppaw Max)

Healthy Eating - going very well (the amount of broccoli consumed is massive), except for caffeine intake

Writing - *crickets chirp*

Dating - let's just say, after this one I'm probably kaput

***

Work is looking to be boring this afternoon. I have to order a gift basket for a client, do some filing, call Salvation Army, work on production schedule...and that's about it. All very easy and short tasks.

***

Opened the NASCAR Slash Generator for an idea of something to write. While I'm actually tempted to write Hermie Sadler/Jamie McMurray, I have no knowledge of how Hermie sounds to make it work. (And yet, when I click for the next option, what do I get? Knowing full well that I want to write it? Kevin/Jimmie. This must be the key. [livejournal.com profile] tourofduty, open it with every intent of writing. Apparently it's pyschic.)
maveness: (Don't Make Me)
( Dec. 6th, 2005 08:36 am)
Dear Southern Drivers,

Okay, it's that time of year again. The time of year when the words "snow" and "ice" panic you all so much that you run to the grocery stores and clear out the milk and bread and then speed merrily home or to work or grandma's or the mall. And every year you wreck and seem surprised because OMG THE ROAD WAS SLICK!!!711!

Dudes. Bridges ice over before roads. Wanna know how I know? BECAUSE THE ROAD SIGNS SAY IT! They don't have the damn things up for no reason!

Also? Giant fog banks mean brake before you get to them, when people can see you. Don't brake in the middle of them. Yes, giant fog banks are frightening when they pop up like that. But it was a giant fog bank! You could see it for a mile!

(This rant brought to you by southern drivers, ice, fog, and the 11 car pile up on Hwy 220 North that slowed down my morning commute.)
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