real life

(or something close to it...)

Friday, April 29, 2005


I didn't know that mucus comes in so many different colors.

Enjoy that thought while I hack away.

I hate being sick.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005


So, I just got back from lunch.... major dust bowl outside today. I was sitting on my favorite bench in Washington Square while reading about the pending nuptials of the Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner when the wind just kicked up. I feel like I'm covered in dust. BLEH!!!!!

Nothing else too exciting to report...

But, yes, tis true... the Chicago White Sox won again.. it's 8 in a row now. And, yes, I understand that this streak will have to come to an end.... maybe it will tonight..who knows... I just know that this is the best start in the history of the White Sox organization... and I'm enjoying the ride all the way.

Bye for now.

Monday, April 25, 2005

I just want to brag...

that the good guys have the best record in baseball!!!

15 Wins
4 Losses

Winnin' Ugly is still winning!!!

Oh... for those of you who don't know me... those good guys: the Chicago White Sox!

Saturday, April 23, 2005

The Hospital...

Tonight I'm working at the hospital. So far, nothing out of the ordinary.. which is a good thing. I had an interesting conversation with a man who is 97 (at different times in the conversation he said he was 94,95,& 96..but I checked his chart...he was born in late 1907). Very interesting fella. Lived in Philadelphia all of his life.. participated in WWII.. told me a story of when he shot someone during some famous battle in France during the war.

Right now I am waiting for my pizza from Top Tomato. I real... just arrived... more later.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

5.20pm and I'm still alive...

Today has been a hellish day all around. Presentations, file reviews, student calls... just very, very busy. I have a splitting headache. Actually, my whole head hurts. Thankfully, I am leaving in about 8 minutes (early enough to catch the next train..but late enough to not have to sit around Market East).

The one really nice thing about today is my friend's CD. I've been listening to it all week long (minus yesterday when I wasn't at my desk). I love it. LOVE IT. I'm v. happy for him because the songs are amazing. The lyrics are definitely water for this thirsty soul.. which I often get during the day here at work.

In other news:

1. What's with Scott still being on American Idol? Shouldn't he have been voted off like 3 episodes ago?
2. I really need to go see a movie. It's been too long (2/20/05 to be exact).
3. Chicago White Sox... one of the best records in baseball: 11-4. One can hope that they will continue to be this good.

Have a good night. I'm outta here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

And on last night's episode of...

American Idol....two words.

Bo Rules.

I love Bo.

but... not as much as I do Zach Braff.

Friday, April 15, 2005

A day in the life of...

So, just about 20 minutes ago I needed to call a student to verify something in their file. Well, I was asking the student about their family size and how many were in college. Long story short, one of her family members has a terminal illness. She said it so casually....because I'm sure it's a given.

It just made me sad.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Tales from the Sidewalk...

So.....I had this grand plan this past weekend... to go to Washington, D.C. to visit my friend Jan... We planned on biking around the tidal basin to see the Cherry Blossoms. Perfect plan for a perfect day. So... we get up on Saturday morning... she gets her extra bike all ready for me. We go out on the sidewalk... I get on the bike which was looking a little unstable. I try to ride the thing... and 10 seconds later... I crash into a brick fence 3 houses down from her apartment. I try it again... this time, I go to the left and crash right into Jan. That ends my big bike dream.

Thankfully, this is good. I haven't been on a bike since the Spring of 1999 (with my friend Matt Gordon). I had a dream on Friday night that I would die on Saturday in a bike related fatality. I can't even imagine thinking about biking through the Washington, D.C. traffic.

...So, we walked and walked and walked and walked and walked. I think we probably walked 15 miles that day. It was beautiful out. The cherry blossoms were amazing. Very nice day.

Other news worth reporting:

1. CWS are 4-2 (leading their division & have a better record than the NYY!!)
2. My gallbladder needs to be removed. Not too surprised about this... but still it is surgery.
3. Another Monday. God, I hope it goes by fast.

Bye for now.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Email update...

There is no email until at least Thursday morning...

In other news.. I think I've found the dream job. I'm applying when I get home tonight. Please pray. It's not in Philly.. but it's close by. (and all...don't ask me ... because I'm not saying).

Bye for now.

Monday, April 04, 2005

In case you were wondering...

My work email is still down... 4 days and counting...
Lots of news... but first just want to mention...

That my work email is down again... actually it's been down since Friday afternoon... not fun... but I'm sure I'm enjoying my life a little more than our IT department is right now.

In other random news...

1. Saw Michelle & Jamie get married... Definitely great... except for the Coat Check Nazi Woman... long story short... I *thought* I lost my little tag for the coat check... When I went to go retrieve my coat I explained that I lost my tag. Well the woman said "You are just going to have to wait until EVERYONE has left the reception." She was serious. I explained again that I looked everywhere for it and I couldn't find it. She replied, "look in your pocketbook." (by the way, that's the first time I've heard a $400 Coach purse be called a "pocketbook"). I said that I had already looked there and it wasn't in my purse. Thankfully, I came to the reception with another woman who had kids that she needed to get back to and she wasn't having any of this. She immediately asked to speak to a manager because we weren't going to wait another 3 hours to have everyone leave. The woman then and only then gave up my coat. To add more humor to this story... we were half way home when I found my little coat check tag... it was stuck in the very bottom of my purse. Oh well... live and learn!

2. Spent Sunday in Hershey, PA. I love that town. The weather was pretty crappy ...but everything else was good. I went to church at Hershey Evangelical Free Church in the morning. Finally saw my friend Eric after a year hiatus. It was really nice. He hasn't changed. Then I ate lunch and went to Hershey Chocolate World for my chocolate fix. Finally I headed over to the spa for my anniversary treat to myself. A hot stone massage. Very, very good.

Well.. gotta run.

Enjoy your Monday.