Friday, April 28, 2006

under the stars

it's official - outdoor concerts rule. an ampitheatre built into a hill, clear sky above, warm air, loud rules. i can't wait to start my summer job!

unfortunately, i've confirmed that i'm not a huge Depeche Mode fan. it's the electronic music that gets me - i've never really dug it, and still don't.

no less, it was a fabulous night out with a bunch of awesome ladies!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

concert season!

The summer concert season is starting, and this year I'm actually going to take advantage of it! Of course, I'll be working several of them at my new job...ushering at Shoreline...but it'll still be great fun.

Tonight we're going to Depeche Mode. I don't know much about them, and barely know their music...but I'm going with a couple of their biggest fans. I'm relying on them to keep me into it, and will report back tomorrow with how the show was.

Have a fabulous Thursday!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Human Torch

after my run this morning i sat on the front porch for a bit. suddenly, i realized i was smoking....seems it was cold enough outside for me to steam. awesome! for a few moments, i was hoping some flames would appear " i would actually become The Human Torch!

now i need to watch The Fantastic Four

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


curses on the women who squat instead of using the toilet seat covers or just sitting on the dang seat. i hate getting a wet butt 'cause someone splattered. hate it.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

more little things

i have a template for an email notice i send out, and the subject line of my template is "notifice"

it makes me smile every time i look for it " find it, so i won't change it.

Friday, April 21, 2006

kristie-ism 142

The squeaky wheel gets the oil, but the squeaky wheel needs purpose.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

weather & school

i'm dressed for summer today, and it brings a smile to my face. i won't even be freezing when i go outside. it's about time minnesota shares some of that fabulous weather with us here in california.

i got a low B on my accounting test and was ok with it. my eyes didn't even think about welling up with tears, as has happened with the past two tests i received back. accounting remains the bane of my existence, but i guess i can now accept the fact that i'm below average compared to the rest of the students. humility is good for me. only one final test to go, and i can put basic accounting behind me. of course, i'll put off the next level of accounting until my very last class at SJSU.

Monday, April 17, 2006


1. Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.
2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.
3. The dot over the letter i is called a "tittle".
4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
6. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
7. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
8. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was albino.
9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.
10. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
11. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.
12. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
13. Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww).
14. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.
16. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, lower case' letters.
17. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time (hence, multi-tasking was invented.)
18. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
20. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before!
21. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!
22. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
23. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
24. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk's mask painted white.
25. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar (good to know.)
26. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless.)
27. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
28. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
29. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!
30. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
32. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it.
34. George Carlin said it best about Martha Stewart.. "Boy, I feel a lot safer now that she's behind bars. O. J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant are still walking around; Osama Bin Laden too, but they take the ONE woman in America
willing to cook, clean, and work in the yard, and they haul her fanny off to jail."

Easter = Hammer & Jim Brown

Churches generally pull out all stops for major holidays like Christmas " Easter since they want the newbies to continue coming back, and last week Jubilee went all out. We hit the 11:00 service yesterday and it was quite the show. Granted, the sermon was quality, as usual, but it was just a quickie at the end of some solid entertainment (comments on that to come).

Jim Brown was sittin' next to my pastor, as they're partners in some inner-city stuff. I do have a heart for the inner-city, so I think it's an awesome ministry...and totally respect Jim it was fun to actually see him. I think he goes to our LA church.

Then offering time came...of course, MC Hammer was in the house to do a little diddy. He's still a pretty great entertainer, so we had fun watchin'. His two little sons even got up to dance with him, which made it all the better. One song was quicker " I had to turn to Steve and admit that I was too white to clap with a fast rhythm. Oh, well...I accept who I am.

So, we had a performance at church. I understand the reasoning behind it as many come to church on Easter " Christmas that rarely come otherwise, but, really, I'd rather go to an Easter service to enjoy the meaning of the day. I don't need a showy performance with lots of glam. I just wanna sing a few songs about Easter " listen to a good sermon. But that's me, and currently God's got me at my "Hollywood church." The preaching is good. That's what keeps me going...

Friday, April 14, 2006

evite addiction

i am addicted to evite. as soon as i learn of an invitation i can send out, i go create it. oftentimes, i need to wait a couple weeks or months before i can actually send it because it's too early. that annoys me, but at least i have an invite i can always play with.

unfortunately, evite has placed the "send" button right next to the "save" button. oftentimes, i hit the wrong one " send an evite out months in advance. i promise i get all spastic " do whatever i can think of to shut it down " not send...but it always goes. i guess it's great that evite works, eh?

anyway, i admit it. i'm addicted. it's a problem, and i don't really know how to fix it.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

and my color is RIGHT ON!

Your Blog Should Be Purple

You're an expressive, offbeat blogger who tends to write about anything and everything.

You tend to set blogging trends, and you're the most likely to write your own meme or survey.

You are a bit distant though. Your blog is all about you - not what anyone else has to say.

I’m not totally Type A!

You Have A Type A- Personality


You are one of the most balanced people around
Motivated and focused, you are good at getting what you want
You rule at success, but success doesn't rule you.

When it's playtime, you really know how to kick back
Whether it's hanging out with friends or doing something you love!
You live life to the fullest - encorporating the best of both worlds

the overnight

i think this is a really cool event. suicide hit my high school hard while i was there, so it's a cause that i truly believe in. i will never ever joke about suicide " get totally offended when people do...but that's just me.

i'd walk, but i admit, i'm intimidated by having to raise at least $1000. i was also going to run a half-marathon for cancer this fall " ask for money then. hmmmmmmm...

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

rain, voice & my attitude

it's still raining here. i am grumpy because of it. however, several fun people have IMed me today, so that picked up my spirits.

my voice is at about 85% today, which is awesome. i've missed talking...and now i have that sexy, sultry voice like demi. though i'm not sure how much i respect her with this whole ashton thing. oh, well.

overall, my attitude is still positive. i got the accounting test done last night, have had a good day at work, am looking forward to a night of getting things done, and have a wedding to hit this weekend. life is good for me.

Monday, April 10, 2006

cherry blossoms

earlier today it was raining so hard that it was knocking the cherry blossoms off of the tree to make it look like snow. kinda cool.

down with rain, however.

Saturday, April 8, 2006


like my friend dave, i'm tired of being sick. i had an annoying cold, then suffered through a toothache and root canal, and am now fighting a cough " throat thing. the most recent is direct from my roommate, as she went through it a week ago. at that time i giggled 'cause she couldn't talk, even though it'd be a bummer as a teacher. however, revenge is sweet, and i'm now struck almost voiceless.

i admit, i kinda enjoy losing my voice " sounding all funny. i've been talking " singing to myself all morning just to hear it. (i realize i'm weird) however, i'm about to go out into the world and am a little intimidated. i'd like to hit starbucks, as i'm cramming for another accounting exam, but i'm not sure how i'll order. i may need to talk to someone, but won't be able to. i'm also gonna hit a Bible study tonight, and sure ain't gonna be able to chat with anyone - which sucks 'cause i'm new to the group. oh, well...we'll all survive.

i'm thinkin' all the yelling i did at our tournament yesterday didn't help - but my girls kicked butt under unfavorable circumstances. they rock!

Friday, April 7, 2006

39 years

My mom " dad, the coolest parents in the world, are celebrating their 39th anniversary tomorrow. That's freaking amazing. Really, the amazing part is how much in love they still are...they're the cutest! I give God a lot of credit for that, as He's the center of their relationship...but they must have worked hard to get to this point.

Happy Anniversary, Mom " Dad!