Sunday, May 30, 2004

It's only sunday, I have tomorrow off, and it's already been a sweet weekend. Saturday to Toona-town, after Christine and I took in some of mom's grub (go figure she wouldn't NOT cook) Chris joined us and we headed to the Curve game. I'm not much of a baseball person, but it was nice for something different to do.

And... if you are willing to go above the general admission tickets you get to sit in the Rail King section - with TVs! So, we didn't miss the beginning of the Calgary/Tampa Bay game. Woohoo - Calgary showed up to play and did some ass-kicking. After finishing up at the game time for Al's Tavern and some munchies to finish watching the Calgary game.

TV hockey is cool, but live hockey is so much better, it's somethingn that can't be explained. Even my ex got into hockey after I finally got him to go to a live game. That said, despite the early hour, getting up to watch Chris play at Galactic Ice was sweet, even if he did booger up the attempt to tie the score, we'll forgive him.

OKAY - as an addendum, since I was so skillfully whined at by Chris "Goal-Flubber" Thompson: Note that he did manage to score (there's a first) and tossed in an assist earlier in the game.

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Saw Shrek 2 today. Not bad. A bit different from the first one, but it was entertaining enough. We also headed down to check out my beloved Boulevard Grill which just reopened. Surprisingly, they had already stopped serving food a few minutes after 9. I'm hoping that's just a temporary thing as the place staffs back up... if not, I fear things won't go to well for them. Then again, hopefully the food will be as good as it use to be.

Either way, I had a nice evening out, but I came home to a house smelling like gas. I think I'm destined to never have a lawnmower that functions properly. The thing mowed half the front lawn and died, then began to leak fuel as is supposedly did a few weeks back during my absence.

Interesting. Well, since I couldn't get it restarted I put it away, thinking little of it. Ack. Glad I came home :) As soon as I walked in the front door I could smell gas, and that thing was in the garage, which is only accessible through the basement. I'm sure the dogs are plenty high from sniffing fumes.

So what's your first instinct? To open the windows... too bad it's 60 degrees in Johnstown. Maybe I should put my comforter back on the bed. *now where's the hottie to keep me warm tonight?*

Friday, May 28, 2004

Friday! The week went pretty fast, despite work being pretty slow, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much, and here we are at a long weekend. The cool thing is some of the around the house tasks I wanted to do this weekend have been farmed out to a hired hand, so I'll get to relax a bit. *woohoo*

Tampa Bay tied things up in the series last night. Calgary just wasn't with it. But I guess Christine is right, it's only fair to expect TB to get one of the games at home.

Most of my new goodies arrived last night. So I finally have a crapitals shirt, among other misc stuff that was on sale. If I'm going to cheer for Bates I guess I need to have a shirt at the minimum :)

Now to avoid the left over chocolate peppermint brownies I made.

"Dynamite stuffed in a mailbox doesn't smoke until it blows. -Liz Phair"

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Sudden realization last night. There is like a million and one things going on in my life and around me but yet I still find myself bored with things. How can that possibly be?

Vacations, divorces, would-be dates, friends' issues, the opportunity to go help w/ the draft in NC, the release of the upcoming season schedule, holidays, creating angst, preparing for potential opportunities w/ the fan club this year, two new classes for school, work, waiting for my year review to come in... ack! Maybe I am ADHD. Heh.

Maybe it's time to pick my next thing to learn? There is the idea that was tossed around of going to a driving range. Granted, I've tried golfing before and stunk at it completely, but maybe being taught by someone who isn't a high school gym teacher would help me learn? Hmm.

"Stress is tremendous and pressure is endless. -Limp Bizkit"

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Well, I was correct... he WAS in a rush to get the papers back. So much so they were overnighted. Turns out, the overnight carrier had them with wine which exploded... SO... they came back ruined and soaked in wine. Ironic being that we had a similar incident with some of our home brewed wine in our dining room down in NC. Anyhow, so now I need to go sign papers AGAIN. And start the wait all over.

Lawyers should never open a conversation with "I have some bad news for you".

On a related note for that someone who truly blew their own brains out with their choices:
"What a good shot man. -Filter"

Tuesday, May 25, 2004


Saturday, October 23, 2004 - Wheeling at Johnstown
Sunday, October 24, 2004 - Dayton at Johnstown
Friday, October 29, 2004 - Pee Dee at Johnstown
Saturday, October 30, 2004 - Pee Dee at Johnstown
Friday, November 5, 2004 - Reading at Johnstown

Saturday, November 6, 2004 - Johnstown at Trenton
Sunday, November 7, 2004 - Johnstown at Wheeling
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - Johnstown at Trenton
Friday, November 12, 2004 - Peoria at Johnstown
Saturday, November 13, 2004 - Peoria at Johnstown

Wednesday, November 17, 2004 - Johnstown at Wheeling
Friday, November 19, 2004 - Dayton at Johnstown
Saturday, November 20, 2004 - Johnstown at Dayton
Sunday, November 21, 2004 - Johnstown at Toledo
Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - Trenton at Johnstown
Friday, November 26, 2004 - Toledo at Johnstown
Saturday, November 27, 2004 - Long Beach at Johnstown

Friday, December 3, 2004 - Johnstown at Dayton
Saturday, December 4, 2004 - Greensboro at Johnstown
Sunday, December 5, 2004 - Johnstown at Trenton
Friday, December 10, 2004 - Johnstown at Reading
Saturday, December 11, 2004 - Johnstown at Atlantic City
Friday, December 17, 2004 - Johnstown at Dayton
Saturday, December 18, 2004 - Roanoke at Johnstown
Sunday, December 19, 2004 - Atlantic City at Johnstown
Friday, December 31, 2004 - Toledo at Johnstown
Saturday, January 1, 2005 - Fresno at Johnstown

Sunday, January 2, 2005 - Johnstown at Trenton
Friday, January 7, 2005 - Trenton at Johnstown
Saturday, January 8, 2005 - Bakersfield at Johnstown
Sunday, January 9, 2005 - Reading at Johnstown

Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - Johnstown at Reading
Friday, January 14, 2005 - Johnstown at Wheeling
Saturday, January 15, 2005 - Toledo at Johnstown
Sunday, January 16, 2005 - Wheeling at Johnstown

Friday, January 21, 2005 - Johnstown at Pee Dee
Saturday, January 22, 2005 - Johnstown at Roanoke
Sunday, January 23, 2005 - Johnstown at Roanoke
Sunday, January 30, 2005 - Johnstown at Atlantic City
Friday, February 4, 2005 - Atlantic City at Johnstown
Saturday, February 5, 2005 - San Diego at Johnstown
Sunday, February 6, 2005 - Peoria at Johnstown

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 - Johnstown at Trenton
Friday, February 11, 2005 - Toledo at Johnstown
Saturday, February 12, 2005 - Johnstown at Toledo
Sunday, February 13, 2005 - Johnstown at Peoria
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - Johnstown at Peoria
Friday, February 18, 2005 - Johnstown at Dayton
Saturday, February 19, 2005 - Dayton at Johnstown
Sunday, February 20, 2005 - Trenton at Johnstown

Friday, February 25, 2005 - Johnstown at Toledo
Saturday, February 26, 2005 - Johnstown at Toledo
Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - Johnstown at Reading
Friday, March 4, 2005 - Johnstown at Wheeling
Sunday, March 6, 2005 - Reading at Johnstown
Friday, March 11, 2005 - Atlantic City at Johnstown
Saturday, March 12, 2005 - Wheeling at Johnstown
Sunday, March 13, 2005 - Dayton at Johnstown

Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - Johnstown at Greensboro
Friday, March 18, 2005 - Johnstown at Wheeling
Saturday, March 19, 2005 - Johnstown at Dayton
Sunday, March 20, 2005 - Peoria at Johnstown
Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - Johnstown at Peoria
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - Johnstown at Peoria
Friday, March 25, 2005 - Johnstown at Reading
Saturday, March 26, 2005 - Johnstown at Atlantic City
Sunday, March 27, 2005 - Johnstown at Atlantic City
Friday, April 1, 2005 - Johnstown at Toledo
Saturday, April 2, 2005 - Dayton at Johnstown
Friday, April 8, 2005 - Trenton at Johnstown
Saturday, April 9, 2005 - Atlantic City at Johnstown

"Here comes the rain again... -Eurythmics"
I have some of most interesting and screwy dreams sometimes. I've met so many people that don't remember their dreams, or feel like they rarely dream (which we all know isn't true)... I don't get why I'm so tapped into mine.

Last night I had the pleasure of destroying Ms. Crafty's materials etc after finding him and her in 'our' basement, but it wasn't ours. It was nice to deliver a nice ass-whooping. I especially love it when they just kind of stand there and take it. Damn I still have too much angst I guess.

Then somehow the dream transformed into travelling and realizing I had a ton of things that I didn't realize I needed to transport which I was trying to find a box for. I found the box, but in a closed off section of a basement (what's the reoccuring basement thing mean? Subconscious - yes, they're still in my subconscious). Oddly, the closed off section looked recently used.

"I go to bed feeling the same way. I ain't nothing but tired. -Bruce Springsteen"

Monday, May 24, 2004

For a Monday, today isn't half bad. Of course, it was hard to get out of bed, but that was to be expected. Listening to Vixen rattle her collar for a while before daybreak didn't help much. I love my dogs, but some days I could choke them... more proof it's like having children.

So, right after returning from vacation I had an email from the front office of the Chiefs. The guy who bid on one of Jeff Zehr's jerseys didn't want it, and they offered it to me. *grin* So, over lunch I became the proud owner of a quite well ass-beaten Zehr jersey. *woot* Now Jeff, that means you need to come back next year to sign this puppy. Besides you mixed a good toasted almond, always a way to make friends with me!

I was also invited by a friend to go and help w/ the NHL draft down in Carolina. Not sure if I can swing that one, but it's a very cool thought to entertain. Then I could meet St. Jacques in person, and you wouldn't have to do the email intro Eric! Although that whole ordeal still cracks me up. But I digress.

"I am the badest chic. -Lil' Kim / 50 Cent"

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Ok, so here's all of the pictures!
The vacation saga: May 16, 2004, Nawiliwili, Kauai

Today was our helicopter tour. Thanks to Eric I knew which island to pick for this trip - it definitely was the prettiest island of them all. During the tour we got to see the waterfall from Fantasy Island, and the spot where they filmed the arrival at the island from Jurassic Park, I took a LOAD of pictures on this trip.

After, I ventured to Walmart, of all places, because we had a third formal night and I had only expected two. Walmart in Hawaii is very very different. They have a buttload of hawaiian print stuff and whatnot, but nothing normal. *sigh* So that was a bust.

I did then get some time in by the pool and watched the ice carving demonstration. I am always amazed by people with artistic talent. I'll never have it. It's like I'd love to take photos and have them come out, but my pics are mediocre at best... the ones from Hawaii, I have a few excellent ones, but that's because the medium was so easy! There's also the stained glass thing, I wish I had the talent to create those things nicer than what I can... I know, practice practice... but eh.

This evening's show was the crew's act - which was pretty cool. I also attended the Crown and Anchor Society's welcome back champagne party. So, it was nice to get a buzz on before dinner... mmm, surf and turf. And finally, back to the vortex!

The vacation saga: May 17, 2004, Kailua Kona, (The Big Island) Hawai'i

More sunbathing in the morning and afternoon.

Today was the crap tour. Parker Ranch. You'd think on this big ass ranch I'd see some cattle. No. Eh. Not even worth discussing this one further. At least on the drive back from Parker Ranch there was interesting things to see. In the main parts of the lava flow where things haven't grown back yet the people graffiti things with white rocks. It's quite neat to see these piles of white rock shaped into graffiti for miles and miles on end along the highway.

Dinner delighted me with a crab cake appetizer (damn I love crabcake). After the show I went to take photos of the gala midnight buffet. I had to, since I know how gorgeous they are... especially since I was too tired nights before to stay awake to go to the chocolate buffet.

The vacation saga: May 18, 2004, Honolulu, Oahu

No excursions today as I moved the one for today to 'tomorrow' in order to get us to the airport later. We walked around Honolulu a little. Not much near the port that interested me. Waikiki was 3 miles away and it was a little too hot, so we stuck near the ship. I did wander back off the boat later in the day to hit the sushi restaurant that was near the dock. Mmm, non-mall food court sushi! (I hate Johnstown for that).

Then I did some packing so I was ready to roll.
The vacation saga: May 13, 2004, Hilo (The Big Island) Hawai'i

Today we had the Waipao Mule Drawn Wagon trip... I thought for sure it would be lame, but was very pleasantly surprised. It was a blast! And the scenery was great. It started amusingly with the bus driver who took us to the right part of the island, this guy talked the whole way to and from. But he sounded like Eeyore.

I got shots of unique flowers, a beautiful waterfall, wild horses and lots of other great things. (Be sure to check out my link to view the shots).

After the excursion, it was time for some shopping. There was some coffee for Kirkus (Kona coffee of course), a Nice Papayas tee shirt for Eric, my pearl ring (which is quite bitchin) and some postcards to get in the mail.

Tired from the day it was time to chill, so back to the sports bar to watch Calgary's sad loss to San Jose. At this evening's dinner it was time for the waiters to perform with a dance. They make the meals on cruise ships so entertaining.

The vacation saga: May 14, 2004, Lahaina, Maui

Today we were tendered, which basically means it's not a deep water port and we had to be boated in from the ship on the tender/life boats. Maui was my place to go off on my own and give mom a break (heaven knows she needs her beauty sleep). On this day I went on a snorkeling trip. On the way to the site (off of Lanai) we saw Whales, which was unexpected, but very cool. It was right at the end of the whale season, so I'll count myself very lucky.

Snorkeling was nice, the water was great, but it wasn't as pretty as Key West is to snorkel. Some folks got to see some sea turtles but I missed them. :(

On the way back the other half of the trip was to check out the Hawaiian spinner dolphins. Because of the delay on my camera I couldn't get any shots of them up and jumping but I did get to see quite a few. They were so adorable and came right up to the ship.

That evening was our Luau. So yeah, at least mom and I got leied in Hawaii. They were very gorgeous yellow plumeria flowers. Dinner was decent, and the dancers and fire daners were quite cool. We also got to see a tree climbing demonstration and other things of the like. Yes, I tried poi - it sucks.

At the luau I got to watch the old chics at our table hitting on the waiter. I can't believe how bold some of the old people are. God I hope that's not me someday *shiver*.

The vacation saga: May 15, 2004, Lahaina, Maui (day 2)

Another day off wandering on my own. Before my excursion I wandered a few shops and picked up something for myself... a new lanyard for work that reads "Boys are stupid, throw rocks at them". Gotta love that.

Today was the waterfall hike, which, believe me, I'm still feeling... my knees are still achy from it. (Damn I'm old). But it was worth it. We went to a 30, 40 and 200 ft waterfall - even got to swim in the pond beneath the 40 footer. I did have the option of climbing the rope, or taking the dive to the 30 footer's pond, but I'm too much of a coward.

During the hike I got lots more pics of beautiful flowers and critters. After I got back I spent some time in the whirlpool to try and alleviate some of the pain I was anticipating. I also treated myself to the coffee of the day onboard which gave me the free Internet access minutes which I used to write ya'll from the ship.

Today was the first day we had a significant amount of rain, but it wasn't in the rainforest, amusingly - it was all as we were pulling from port. Dinner this evening ruled - I had a delightful duck appetizer and a succulent veal dinner. I hit the vortex again and was in awe once again by the old lady with the fake boobs (she was on the snorkeling tour too). It was one of those creepy deer in headlights type of things. *shiver*

The vacation saga: May 11, 2004

Another day at sea, but there is so much to do on the boat it's not a worry. Guess what mom did? Yep, she slept all afternoon. I did hit the pool but it was a little too overcast to really get anything out of my time spent there.

Lunch time brought one interesting couple, they were older. I'm looking at the one, and thinking either this is HER sister, or HER husband. It was 'Pat'! Earrings, a female shirt, hair curled... very ambiguous. At least things were clarified when HE made a comment about their grandchildren and one saying "grandpa...". Anyhow, point is - this couple managed to get through whatever screwed up deal was going on there to get to that point and they were still together and happy. Explain that one to me?

I did go to the art auction, which was featuring sports memorabilia. They had some amazing stuff. Unfortunately, only one hockey piece, which was a very cool picture of looney tunes characters done up to be Winnipeg Jets and signed by the artists. Needless to say $250 was a little out of the range of what I wanted to spend at the auction. But instead I got this awesome halloweenie type picture entitled 'Scary Scary Night' by De La Nuez.

Dinner ruled - lamb to die for. I also went back to the Vortex that evening... and I noticed something odd about people.
It's funny to see an older couple so in synch that it's creepy. The one woman was dancing and just randomly doing one clap - so out of synch. A minute or two later her husband joins her, and starts dancing in the same manner.

The vacation saga: May 12, 2004

A slower day, with some tanning/burning and finishing up one of my hockey books. Now, more about the Polynesian dancers: they were out there doing there thing again. There was this one dancer, he was way too old, and I wasn't interested - but he was good to watch. He had long silver hair and was riiiiihiped. Muscles muscles muscles. On this particular day he did one dance with the group and then removed the sarong to reveal the loin cloth with the butt floss. Wow. Now the amusing thing is - all of the old ass women went nuts! They were all making noise and starting running up to have their picture taken with him after the show. No, no I didn't get my picture with him *rolls eyes*

I attended the lecture on pearls and coral so I knew what to look for when I went to buy my pearl. That done the evening pressed on. Another formal dinner and an interesting show of a guy with a ukellaly (no I can't spell it) and singing... suprisingly it wasn't awful. For once I hit the sack early since tomorrow was to be our first day at port.

The vacation saga: May 9, 2004

The first day at sea turned out as I expected... mother dear was quite sea sick, which pretty much took the entire day for her to feel better after I got the pills for her. While she wollowed in bed not feeling well I hit the deck to start trying for my tan *ha*. It was a bit chilly that day, but at least the pool area wasn't busy.

After mom was feeling better we did a little bingo playing. I know it's so old lady, but bingo can be entertaining :) I also made sure to make my way to the sports bar to catch some of the satellite TV (the game where Calgary whooped on San Jose in overtime).

Next it was time for dinner and a show. It was our first formal night so I had to dress up. Dang I clean up good. :) The filet was delightful, and the cherries jubilee desert was also of note. For that night's show we had the old comedian Marty Allen and his wife. It was a great act.

To end the night I hit the vortex, the ship's nightclub. Cool ass place, with great lighting and a rotating bar - very sweet. While most everyone was ancient I did see two cuties that were about my age that evening. Subsequently I did a little research on them and found out they were a bit too goody-twoshoes for me, so didn't bother even trying to meet them.

The vacation saga: May 10, 2004

Mom slept like a foolio the entire trip, well except at night, when she'd wake up way too early. So suffice it to say she did a good bit of napping this day. I instead hit the pool area again in an attempt to get somewhere with the tan and did some reading. It was a much warmer day and I got to do some reading and sipping of fruity beverages - excellent place to be.

While sitting by the pool the polynesian dancers were out doing their thing for the first of several times. But more on that later ;)

Other days events - watching "The Italian Job" in the theatre, eating eating eating (that's the theme of any cruise), and a cool magic show for the evening's show. Afterwards, needless to say I hit the sports bar again to watch the Flyers whoop Tampa Bay 6-2 to tie up the series.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Hey babies... did you miss me? I know a few people sure did. *grin* I'm sure you've been anxiously checking in for some information on my trip.

I'm a bit whooped right now, so how about if I give you the beginning and the end, and then fill in later?

5/8/2004 - Left from Pittsburgh bright and shiney to make my way to Ensenada Mexico. We flew into San Diego. The flight in a quick synopsis - crying babies and line cutting blue hairs *the later will be a reoccuring theme throughout my trip - I think it's triggered at a certain age*.

I didn't get much sleep between the squealing rugrats and the flight attendants who found parking the drink cart in the middle of my knee cap to be the optimal location. Key tip here for people traveling with small children - PACIFIER. Get one.

Upon arriving in San Diego I experienced the worst clutter of luggage I've ever seen in an airport in my life. The security was non-existant and quite disheartening. At least my bags managed to get to the right place. After finding the bags in the midst of exploded luggage and luggage that was stacked to fill the ENTIRE luggage claim we made our way onto the bus to Ensenada.

The scenery, while sombering to see how some of the smaller Mexican villages live, was still beautiful and unique. We were graced with a bus driver who talked at great length the entire way. Yes, it made the two hour drive go quickly, but now I think I know him and his aquaintances better than I know some of my own friends.

Finally, the ship. Serenade of the Seas is a beauty. I did cruise Royal Caribbean's Monarch a few years ago - while it too was nice, Serenade easily excelled. We settled in and I lucked out here too. While I had an interior cabin booked and paid for, they gave us an exterior one on the same deck - woohoo! I made sure I went to the deck to watch us depart. It was nice to be serenaded by the Sea Lions in the harbor as we left.

There is nothing better than sleeping on a gently rocking ship. I slept like a champ.

Now, to wrap up the trip, as I said - I'll give you the middle of the story another day.
5-20-2004 By the time the 20th started I was already half way home. Our flight from Honolulu, Oahu to Chicago, IL was my lucky day. Since I was willing to give up my seat for another couple to sit together they upgraded us to first class *grin* Believe me, very nice on a long flight like this one.

I didn't sleep much on this flight, but I did do some more reading and listening to my music while my mind floated across things that are back on my mind as I return to my 'mundane' life. Second flight from Chicago to Pittsburgh, uneventful - gratefully.

We made our way back out to get Satin and Vixen by noon at Cozy Inn without too much rushing. Of course, THAT part wasn't without incident. Cozy Inn had left a message to prepare me, Satin was at the vet. Apparently, Vixen is still trying to challenge for Alpha, and decided to do so while at the Inn. Satin now has a nicely boogered up ear for the trouble, and was at the vet. She's fine, no worries, but will be taking antibiotics for a few days to make sure we don't end up with an infection.

Satin and Vixen did, of course, return home tired and were happy to sleep while I stepped out this evening at the warm welcome of a few of my friends (aww, you really did miss me).

Friday, May 07, 2004

Okay kids. I will be unable to make updates for a little while, but rest assured when I am able I'll post all of the details that I'm behind on. Don't miss me too much ;)

"Never could get it, unless you were fed it. -Vertical Horizon"

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Amusement. I find great pleasure out of seeing people who claim to loathe me, people who make comments like calling me a whore etc etc that then turn around and begin to mimic me (and my blog). *smile* But since these individuals are most familiar with the talk of the petty, let me put things into a language which you might understand.

See honey, just because you attempt to follow in my footsteps doesn't mean you'll get to see what I've seen, do what I've done, or have what I've had. Let's dumb this down. If I had a piece of Godiva chocolate and showed it you, but you had never tasted Godiva chocolate you might think "mmm, chocolate" and mayhaps your mouth might water at the thought of devouring that piece of candy, but really what have you to talk about with regard to the Godiva chocolate? Nothing other than your presupposition as to how chocolate may normally taste. Now... if you had HAD Godiva before that's a whole other story, right? Because you can detail how far superior Godiva is over Hershey's chocolate.

Ok girls, I guess you get my point. *blink blink* Besides, I don't think ya'll need another candybar.

And... just for you...
"You don't really wanna f*ck w/ me. -Dr. Dre et al."

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Thanks to Christine for passing along the article which proclaims the US's win over Denmark with Bates making the tying goal. Kind of amusing since I had a dream that partially involved me pointing out a TV news highlight to Christine that featured Bates last night. Oh, and yeah - my Avs did lose, they're out of the playoffs.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Not looking too good for the Avs at the end of the 2nd. On another note, the Flyers stepped past the Leafs.

Now, finally, on a bright note, I'm way ahead of my typical schedule - my final paper is officially turned in! Woohoo. T-minus 3 days. *ahhh*
In OT... go Calgary! See ya Wings. *huge grin*

"Dance magic dance. Jump magic jump. -David Bowie"

Monday, May 03, 2004

Ouch. Okay, so someone has my number. I filled out a profile thing that is suppose to tell you "your type". This is too funny. Laugh at me people, I am. I like "Pretty Boys" and "Pups". Go figure.

Here's what we already knew about me but is painful to see on the results.

Favorite Looks:
Some may call one of your types "Pretty Boys," but all you know is that they're gorgeous. The combination of classic good looks with small noses, beautiful eyes, and full lips is hard to resist. These guys tend to be clean shaven, have clear skin, and get good hair cuts.

We call another type of guy that you seemed to consistently like "Pups." Their look goes with a certain loveable, puppy dog appeal. They're nice-looking guys, but they are imperfect enough to be approachable. Their big eyes and goofy smiles convey warmth and kindness. Like puppies, these guys can be a bit awkward and clumsy, so be prepared to have a drink or two spilled on you!

Favorite Face Type:
Faces known scientifically as "Ecto-Mesomorphs" repeatedly caught your eye. Men express this type in two ways. One version has a rectangular face shape that is long and narrow. The other type's face shape is often compared to a diamond, because it is wide at the cheeks and then has a sharply angled jaw. All Ecto-Mesomorph men have striking chins that are prominent and squared-off with a crisp line at the base. It can hold either bold masculine features or more delicate handsome features, or some sexy combination of both. These men also tend to have lean and muscular builds when they're young.

(Thanks to Casey for pointing out that "Ecto-Mesomorphs" sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel. And, no, I haven't noticed anything "alien" about the men I've been dating? Thank you very much.)

"I shouldn't stay long. -Alanis Morissette"
Hockey news... get your hockey news right here :)

Looks like it was a bad weekend for hockey players and their faces. Ouch. Yzerman, the captain of the wings is out with a broken eye socket *OUCH*. Then this morning I get the comment from a coworker "hey did you see that Cleveland Baron's player getting hit in the face w/ a stick". Greeeeat. Not that it's okay because it wasn't one of our Chiefs up there, but at least I was slightly relieved when I got to the site. Wow. That was a hit, and it sent Stafford to the hospital after seizing on the ice.

Time to suck it up guys and start wearing the helmets WITH the wrap around style visors. Then again, even those don't stop everything.

I guess I need to be watching ESPN tonight at 10 in the hopes that the Flames can finish the Wings. Tomorrow I'll definitely be focusing on the Avs game. Gotta get my fill before I go vacationing.

"I'm afraid of Americans. I'm afraid of the world. -David Bowie"

Sunday, May 02, 2004

F. Ok. So that one is out. Yep, has a woman - was at the softball games, waiting in the car. Sad when my best hope is taking the advice of a friend and just waiting for the hockey team to get back... but we all know all the further something like that would go.

Dang it was cold today for the softball games. This morning it was so nice and warm, I mowed - thank goodness I didn't wait til tonight like I originally planned. Before I left the rain began, and the temps just dropped like mad. When I came back - 46 degrees. Happy May in Johnstown, ay?

Now what to do this evening. I still haven't gotten my question answered in my class, so I can't proceed any further on my paper. Hmm. Darn.

Tomorrow is vote time for the fan club. This should be interesting. I don't really know everyone there very well, but I do have a pretty good vibe as to what things might change depending on who gets into office. Insert Jeopardy music here.
I told my party goers there would be hockey. I may not have gotten ABC, but I do have a stack of hockey movies. I guess I did miss two goooood games yesterday, my Avs and the Flames both won *woohoo* Thanks to everyone who joined me.

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Proof that being me is a pain in the ass sometimes:

So I'm determined, my cookout WILL have hockey today. ABC. Hmm. Okay, I've got the rabbit ears, but there is already something plugged into the 'cable' interface on the back of the TV. I need something that will allow both to come into the one spot. I'm on a quest. I find things that do the opposite (cable to two TVs, but no two inputs to one TV).

I finally bend and go... to Radio Shack. I hate them. I hate them and Circuit City both. And, of course, they had what I needed - but at the price that demonstrates why I hate them. Why is it, it costs $3.00 to split one line in to two TVs, but it costs $25.00 to tie two inputs to one TV. THAT, my friends, is the miracle of Radio Shack.

SO, I get home, I'm psyched, this is going to rule, I'll have hockey - and it will be worth the $25 spent. Hmm. Okay, too bad the stupid thing isn't compatible with the back of my TV. ARGH!

But that's not the kicker. I decide, screw it, I'm going to just plug in the rabbit ears, and I'll switch it back to DirecTV later. I unplug the DirecTV... but the signal is still coming through. Ponder. Oh. Hmm. The cable running into the cable input was from the VCR that stopped working and was thrown out well over two months ago. *ARGH* I'm an idiot. On a bright note, I now have my DirecTV and my rabbit ears connected. Sadly, I still only get two local channels, the one is Fox, the other I can't determine what it is just yet.

The chances of this being ABC are probably slim to none, but my fingers are still crossed. We'll see. Odd how you can't get local stations w/o cable either. *shakes head*