Thursday, October 28, 2004

It's just another one of those printer-is-out-of-paper, stapler-is-out-of-staples, I'm-wearing-an-itchy-sweater kind of days. *sigh*

Maybe I should be in a better mood after all, the Red Sox won (I knew they could do it! Hurray!) and I had a nice clear view of last night's eclipse from my yard. That was one of the greatest things I have ever set eyes upon.


Thursday, October 21, 2004

Ha! I knew they could do it. Yay Boston!

The funny thing is I usually hate watching sports on TV but just in the past week Cory and I somehow found ourselves sucked into a Cardinals - Astros game. Then we saw some of one of the Yankees - BoSox game, I think it was Game 4. I was so desperate to see "the curse" lifted I kept watching! I even watched some parts of the games on my own while I was doing my homework in our computer room. So unlike me, but I just had to see Boston win.

I route for Boston teams in any sport, mainly because I was born in Massachusetts and most of my family lives there. MA will always be my home even though I have lived in NY for over 18 years. I'm a hypocrite though because if the game were between Yankees and some non-Boston team, I would probably choose to route for NY.

Anyway, hurray for Boston!

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Boston is so going to win!


As I was driving to work this morning I saw a peculiar site - two wild turkeys (or a similar type of large bird) gallivanting around on someone's front lawn! This wouldn't have been so strange if it were out in the sticks somewhere, but no, this was on upper Broadway in Schenectady - a very urban area. Actually, I have seen wild turkeys many times around the Michigan Ave exit on I-890. Crazy turkeys - what are they doing in the city?

They must sense Thanksgiving is drawing closer, so they seek refuge in the city. Those pesky hunters will never think to look for them in the ghetto! Ha ha! What clever fowl they are.


Thursday, October 14, 2004

I happened to be browsing through the cheap cds at and what treasure should I find? None other than:

DJ Nasty Knock - Bass, Bumps & Nasty Pumps

Oh yeah.

I can't believe a person with the moniker 'DJ Nasty Knock' was actually able to score a record deal. Oy! And the track listings are so enticing, with gems such as "Beware Da Clap" and "Huggie Bear." Well worth the the whole $1 it's sold for on Overstock I'm sure.


Wednesday, October 13, 2004

There I go, neglecting my blog again. Actually, I tried to stay away from the computer as much as possible while I was on vacation last week, and it appears I was successful.

What's new with me?

Well, on Friday I went to Connecticut with Cory and my sister. We stopped at a cute little aquarium in Norwalk which was, unfortunately, overtaken by a gaggle of screaming obnoxious private-school children. If it weren't for them I think I would have stayed at the aquarium all day, in fact, I think I might just want to live in an aquarium someday! They even have some funky rays in a touch tank, which Janelle and I stuck our hands into. Rays feel slimy and kind of rubbery. These ones looked like flat little sharks.

Anyway, then we got back on the highway and drove to IKEA in New Haven. Ahh... IKEA! My new favorite store! I think I want to live there too. :) I know, aren't I horrible ... loving an evil leech mega chain? Yeah, drive a stake through my heart.... I guess I'm just a mindless sheep following the generic cookie cutter masses, what can I say? I'm just sorry that I didn't have more money to spend while I was there.

After glorious IKEA I turned on my super Rand McNally skills (yeah, I can pretty much find my way from here to there with no map involved, no matter where I am) and drove through some industrial-ish and then residential areas of New Haven until I found a pretty beach with a lighthouse for us to check out. We arrived there just as the sun was setting. Unfortunately I was at the end of my roll of film so I didn't get too many pictures while I was there. Before it got too dark out we scavenged through the heaps of shells and things in the sand, looking for pretty souvenirs to bring home. That reminds me - I still have a bunch of shells and beach glass in my bag that I need to empty out before it starts smelling like low tide in there!

On Sunday I did something completely new and unusual (for me anyway). I joined a gym! My friend and I were talking about joining one that's not too far from my house, so she decided to go for it last week. If she hadn't joined first I probably never would have because I'm just a wimp like that. She seemed to like it the first few times she went so I figured it's now or never. I went in with her on Sunday evening and after signing up, she showed me how to use the Elliptical (I think that is what it's called) and we worked out for 30 minutes. We went back again yesterday after work, and exercised for another 30 minutes. I think a half hour is my limit for right now because I'm so out of shape. At first I felt all self conscious and nervous, but everyone there seems to keep to themselves so I feel a lot more comfortable there than I thought I would. Hopefully I will stick with this and won't just let it become something else to add to my procrastination list. It was only about $40 to join and $10 per month after that, so it's a really good deal even though it isn't a huge gym, but it's good enough for now.