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    • Tom Cruise, GRRR!

      14 years ago


      Yes, he is a good actor, but he has really been pissing me off with all his Scientology talk. When he talked to Matt Lauer about psychiatrics he made a comment like, "You don't understand the history of psychiatry." He said that he had studied the history of it, study the history of it all you want, that doesn't make you an expert. I don't remember him getting a degree in psychiatry, there is only so much you can learn by reading books without instruction by actual experts in the subject. He is not an expert by reading a few books. He says that the drugs don't work, they just mask the problem. What is his view on therapy then? Therapy is a big part of psychiatrics and they usually don't just put people on meds and say, "Go frolick," they usually make you go to therapy too. Much to my shagrin at the time I was put on meds. Geez, he really grates my cheese. Oh, I just want to shake him. I'm glad he got shot in the face with water by that British prank show, though I wish it were lemon juice. He is a moron. Grrr... Ok, tanget finished, for now. Stupid actor.

    • Be Careful

      14 years ago


      So, I was walking home from the library on Monday and I was speeding up to get to the crosswalk before the light changed. There was a girl in the middle of the road (on the crosswalk) and I saw a station wagon turning from the street perpendicular to the one she was crossing. It didn't slow down and it was heading straight for her ("Didn't he see her?" I thought to myself.) Next thing I hear is the screeching of tires and she was hit. She made it up on to the windshield and than slid down to the ground. I ran out into the street (picking up her stuff that had flown everywhere on my way, it doesn't seem that important, but I knew it would be one of the first things she thought of) and lead her over to the side of the street and had her sit down. I sat down with her and one of the first things she said to me was, "I'm going to be late for work." (It's funny the things you think about when you get in an accident, that was also one of my first thoughts when I got in my accident) I told her, "Don't worry, they'll understand." The driver that hit her had stopped and got out to see if she was all right (as he knelt in front of her I could see his hands shaking, I guess it would be a bit nerve-wracking to hit someone). I'm still not sure how he didn't see her, it was broad daylight, we really need to learn to pay more attention when driving. So I waited with her until the ambulance got there, even though she felt fine, everyone (including myself) told her to get checked out and go to the hospital if need be, she could be in shock. All I could tell was wrong with her were a few lacs and she was going to have a huge bruise on her right thigh the next day. After she was taken into the ambulance, I walked up to a couple cops and asked if they needed me to tell them what happened. They had already talked to a few people, so I just ended up telling them the same stuff; actually, they were kind of rude about it. "Yeah, that's what everyone else said." Fine, be that way. So, I left. To get home I had to cross the street where the girl did (going the opposite direction), I was a little concerned. It didn't help that there were emergency vehicles blocking my view of on-coming traffic, but on the plus-side, if I got hit, the cops and ambulance were already there. I made it home fine, but I couldn't help thinking that if I hadn't dawdled so long in the library, I could have been hit because that guy seemed to come out of nowhere. Though I might have had a better chance of seeing him because he was coming towards me not from behind. Well, I obviously made it home fine.

      Pedestrians be careful, pay attention to the cars around you, because they may not be paying attention to you.

    • Ways to Annoy Your Roommate (Part 4)

      14 years ago


      - Put up traffic signs around the room. If your roommate doesn't obey them, give him/her tickets. Confiscate something your roommate owns until s/he pays the tickets.

      - Read your textbooks aloud. Ask your roommate for help on big words.

      - Refuse to communicate in anything but sign language. (I could do this, I know ASL)

      - Rollerskate up and down the hallway. Every time you see your roommate, crash into him/her and knock him/her down. Apologize, and say that s/he looked like "the enemy."

      - Scatter stuffed animals around the room. Put party hats on them. Play loud music. When your roommate walks in, turn off the music, take off the party hats, put away the stuffed animals, and say, "Well, it was fun while it lasted."

      - Send secret admirer notes on your roommate's e-mail. (I sent my roommate a secret admirer note on April 1st, I even made up an email for 'him,' we communicated for a little while, but she got too parinoid so I just dropped it. At the end of the semester, I sent her a final email telling her that it was all a joke and I called her a whore in German. She never found out who did it, she might have suspected me, but she has no proof. Hehehe.)

      - Set up about twenty plants in an organized formation. When your roommate walks in, pretend to be in the middle of delivering a speech to the plants. Whisper to them, "We'll continue this later," while eyeing your roommate suspiciously.

      - Shadow box several times a day. One day, walk in looking depressed. If your roommate asks what's wrong, explain that your shadow can't box with you anymore due to an injury. Ask your roommate if you can box with his/her shadow.

      - Sit and stare at your roommate for hours. Bring others in to join you. Eat peanuts, throwing a few at your roommate. Then say, "Boy, these zoos just aren't what they used to be."

      - Sleep face down under your mattress on a bunkbed and stare at your roommate all night through the springs.

      - Spell out the last word of each sentence you say to your roommate.

      - Spread toothpicks all over the floor. Stare at them, acting like you're trying to read something. Tell your roommate it's a message from God, but you're not sure whether it's a warning about a loved one in danger or a recipe for really great chili.

      - Steal a life-size nativity scene and display it in your room. When your roommate asks, tell him/her "I had to let them stay here, there's no room at the inn."

      - Subscribe to as many mailing lists and reply to as much junk mail as possible under your roommate's name. Complain that you never get mail.

    • Headsmen's Holiday

      14 years ago


      So, I went to a play today in Northeast Washington D.C., not the nicest part of town if you know what I mean. It was pretty good, interesting. You really had to listen and pay attention to what was going on because it was very verbal. There was also a bit of nudity (including full frontal male nudity, hmm). I went with a group (including my dad and we were warned of the nudity before hand, so I made sure I wasn't sitting next to him... uncomfortable). Our friend, Jason was in it, which is why we went. He has done a commercial for the Maryland Lottery, anyone from the D.C. Metro area might have seen it. Here is the link: Jason is the bass player. Watch the music video and commercial, they're both hilarious.

      Well, I'm off to do nothing.

      Why won't my links work??!!! Grr, I'm frustrated. (I guess you'll have to copy and paste, sorry.)

    • Ways To Annoy Your Roommate (Part 3)

      14 years ago


      - Make a sandwich. Don't eat it, leave it on the floor. Ignore the sandwich. Wait until your roommate gets rid of it, and then say, "Hey, where the hell is my sandwich!?" Complain loudly that you are hungry.

      - Make pancakes every morning, but don't eat them. Draw faces on them, and toss them in the closet. Watch them for several hours each day. Complain to your roommate that your "pancake farm" isn't evolving into a self-sufficient community. Confide in your roommate that you think the king of the pancakes has been taking bribes.

      - Move all of his furniture outside. Tell him/her that it was such a nice day out, you wanted to be sure s/he enjoyed it.

      - Move everything to one side of the room. Ask your roommate if s/he knows how much an elephant weighs, and look at the floor on the empty side of the room with concern.

      - Name your books. Call them like dogs when it's time to study.

      - Never speak to your roommate directly. If you need to ask or tell him/her something, go to another room and call him/her on the phone or IM them.

      - Pack up all of your things and tell your roommate that you're going away to "find yourself." Leave, and come back in about ten minutes. If your roommate asks, explain that you're not a hard man/woman to find.

      - Plant grass in the carpet and scream at your roommate every time s/he takes a step in the room. Put up a "please don't walk on the grass" sign.

      - Put bricks in the middle of the room, and explain to him/her that you intend to make a fireplace to save electricity.

      - Put out a plate of cookies at night. Tell your roommate that they're for the Sandman. Take a bite out of one of the cookies while your roommate is asleep. The next morning, accuse your roommate of having bitten one of the cookies. If s/he tries to tell you the Sandman did it, insist that you know what the Sandman's teeth marks look like and that those are, in fact, not the Sandman's teeth marks. Grumble angrily and storm out of the room.

    • Copycat

      14 years ago


      Yes, I have filched this from someone else's profile. But, I'm bored and have nothing else to do, so here goes:

      Name: Jessica
      Birth date: October 9, 1985
      Birth place: Alexandria Hospital (Alexandria, VA)
      Current Location: Alexandria, VA
      Hair Color: dirty blonde
      Righty or Lefty: Righty (interesting, because both my parents are lefties, hmm... kind of makes you think, was the mail man a lefty or a righty?)

      Your heritage: mutt... Serbian, Czechoslovakian, German, Scottish, Irish, English, some kind of American Indian... I think those are the major ones, there might be more
      Shoes you wore today: WVU flip flops
      Your weakness: chocolate
      Your fears: I don't know, fear itself?
      Your perfect pizza: extra cheese and maybe some spinach
      Goal you'd like to achieve: Get my RN in a timely fashion.

      Your most overused phrase on AIM/MSN: ...
      Your thoughts first waking up: Ugh, can I go back to sleep? Oh, bathroom.
      Your best physical feature: hmm... I guess my eyes, they're a grayish blue and I've been told by others that they're pretty
      Your bedtime: lately, 2-4am
      Your most missed memory: The time I... wait, what was I talking about?

      Pepsi or Coke: If I had to choose, Coke, but I prefer Dr. Pepper if I'm drinking soda (which I don't very often)
      McDonald's or Burger King: neither, I'm a vegetarian, so choices are limited for me at most fastfood establishments; I like Subway though
      Single or group dates: either
      Adidas or Nike: Adidas
      Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: I'm not really an Ice Tea drinker, I do like green tea though (hot or cold)
      Chocolate or vanilla: mmm... chocolate
      Cappuccino or coffee: I guess cappuccino, but I'm not much of a coffee drinker (caffine doesn't have an effect on me; it's sucky, I know)

      Smoke: no, I had a cigarette like 3 months ago because I was really stressed (I stopped smoking when I was in middle school)
      Cuss: but of course, I even make up my own curse words, you Prion!
      Single: Yes
      Take a shower: everyday, sometimes twice a day depending on what I did that day
      Have a crush: no one in particular
      Liked high school: most of the time, especially when I was in band. That's right I was a band geek, what of it? Band people rock.
      Want to get married: Eventually.
      Believe in yourself: That I can do things? Depends on what. That I exist? I'm still debating with myself on that one.
      Get motion sickness: Nope
      Think you're attractive: eh, you'd have to ask someone else, I'm not trying to attract myself, am I?
      Think you're a health freak: No, though I am trying to exercise more.
      Get along with your parents: Most of the time.
      Like thunderstorms: They're cool, except when they knock the power out. Boo hiss!

      Drank alcohol: A couple weeks ago, just a few sips though, I really wasn't in the mood.
      Gone on a date: nope
      Gone to the mall: Actually, yes, I went a few days ago, which is weird because I don't really like the mall (I don't really like shopping, it bores me to tears)
      Been on stage: Technically, yes, but it was back at my old high school after a band concert.
      Eaten an entire box of Oreos: No, but I did have a whole snack pack of Oreos (you know, the one with 4 dwarf Oreos)
      Eaten sushi: Nope
      Been dumped: No, you have to date someone to get dumped
      Gone skating: I've been rollerblading, close enough, right?
      Gone skinny dipping: Negative
      Stolen anything: I don't believe so.

      Played a game that required removal of clothing: No.
      Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: Yes, the ER is really expensive. I've woken up twice in the past year with an IV in my arm having to piss like a race horse.
      Been caught "doing something": Nope.
      Been called a tease: Not that I know of.
      Gotten beaten up: An older girl, also named Jessica, tried to kill me when I was in elementary school. She choked me with her hands and put a pillow over my face and sat on it. I still have no idea what the hell her problem was or why she did it. Nut job.

      Age you hope to be married:late 20s, early 30s
      Number of Children: 2-3, maybe, it depends on how much the first one drives me up the wall.
      How do you want to die: Playing Scrabble, so when they pick me up I'll have tiles on my face that spell out "Goodbye" (creepy, but amusing)
      What do you want to be when you grow up: Seriously, a term nursary nurse. Not seriously, a billy goat farmer.

      Best eye color?: doesn't matter
      Best hair color?: dont really care
      Short or long hair: depends on the person
      Height: I kind of prefer someone taller than me, but it doesn't really matter.
      Best first date location: An amusement park, that way if he's a dud, you'll still have something to do.
      Best first kiss location: on the lips

      Number of people I could trust with my life: I guess 5, I don't know.
      Number of CD's: around 20 or so
      Number of piercings: 5 holes in each ear.
      Number of tattoos: None... yet
      Number of times my name has appeared in the Newspaper?: 3 maybe
      Number of scars on my body: I'll go with 10, but there might be more.

    • Ways to Annoy Your Roommate (Part 2)

      14 years ago


      - Get a copy of your roommate's car key. Turn his/her car around in its parking space. A few days later, move it to the next space. A few days after that, move it two spaces over. Continue until you start moving the car to a different lot.

      - Get some hair. Disperse it around your roommate's head while s/he is asleep. Keep a pair of scissors by your bed. Snicker at your roommate every morning.

      - Give your roommate a jar of peanuts. Wait until s/he has eaten half of them, then explain they used to be chocolate-covered, but you licked all the chocolate off of them. As an aside, mention that you are coming down with the flu.

      - Hang a basketball net on the wall. Challenge your refrigerator to basketball games, and play them in front of your roommate. Do so for about a month. Confide in your roommate that you think the refrigerator has been taking steroids.

      - Hang stuffed animals with nooses from your ceiling. Whenever you walk by them mutter, "You shouldn't have done that to me."

      - Hide all your roommate's stuff and tell him/her that s/he never lived with you. Extra points if s/he checks with the housing director.

      - If you know that s/he is in the room, come barging in out of breath. Ask if they saw a fat bald naked Tibetan man run through carrying a hundred dollar bill. Run back out swearing.

      - If your roommate has cans of Chef Boyardee, buy dog food in similar-size cans. Switch the labels.

      - Keep a hamster as a pet. Buy a blender, and make milkshakes every day. Then, one day, get rid of the hamster. Make a shake using a lot of ketchup. When your roommate comes in, look at the shake, look at the empty cage, and tell your roommate, "I was curious."

      - Keep a vacuum cleaner in the middle of the room. Look at it with fear for a few days. Then stay out of the room entirely, opening the door only a crack and whispering to your roommate, "Psst! Is it gone?"

      - Keep empty jars on the shelf. Tell your roommate that this is your collection of "inert gases." Look at them often. One day, act surprised and angered, and accuse your roommate of having released one of the gases. Cover your nose and mouth and run out of the room.

      - Leave a declaration of war on your roommate's desk. Include a list of grievances.

      Part 3 in a few weeks.

      P.S. I heart Coke Slurpees. Also, I thought I was allergic to mod points or something, but in the last two days I've been getting them (thought I don't know where from, hmm... suspicious). Craziness.

    • Damn... it's hot

      14 years ago


      I just got back from taking my dog for a walk and I'm sweating like crazy. I guess it wasn't the brightest to go at noon, but whatever, I'm not going to blame myself. I'm going to blame the weather. Like always in Alexandria, it's not the heat so much as it is the humidity. I never use this phrase, but it really applies here: It's hot as balls!

      In other news, I still don't have a job. Not that I've really been looking (shame on me), I really should get on that. Maybe if I can stop perspiring and shower, I'll go out today. If not (or I decide to be lazy, yet again) I'll go tomorrow, I promise. Gosh it's boring here, I really do need a job. At least for intellectual stimulation.

      All right, off to cool down and view the idiot box for a while.

    • You know you grew up in the 80's if...

      14 years ago


      1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE ".
      2. You watched the Pound Puppies.
      3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Belair " ...and can do the "Carlton".
      4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy.
      5 You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own.
      6. You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls. (I still have Strawberry Shortcakes muffins, and they still smell like strawberries)
      7. You know that "WOAH " comes from Joey on Blossom
      8. Two words: Hammer Pants
      9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock ".
      10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars... and "spokey-dokes" or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect
      11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales " (Woo ooh!)
      12. When it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
      13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
      14. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles " on the big screen... and still know the turtles names.
      15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school. (I want to find this game and play it again, I always messed up when I got to the river)
      16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
      17. You played the game "MASH " (Mansion, Apartment,Shelter,House)
      18. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.
      19. L.A. Gear....need I say more
      20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM " in Kindergarten.(She's truly outrageous.)
      21. You remember reading "Tales of a fourth grade nothing " and all the Ramona books.
      22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF "
      23. You wanted to be a Goonie.
      24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us... head-to-toe)
      25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
      26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
      27. You took lunch boxes to school... and traded Garbage Pail Kids in the schoolyard.
      28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
      29. You still get the urge to say "NOT " after every sentence.
      30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.
      31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.
      32. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hookup.
      33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
      34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes. (and like #24, probably in neon colors, too)
      35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I? "
      36. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up "
      37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
      38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
      39. You have ever played with a Skip-It. (I wish I still had that thing, damn it was fun)
      40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
      41. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.
      42. You remember Popples. (This is something I always ask people and no one ever does. How can you not remember Popples?!)
      43. "Don't worry, be happy "
      44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.
      45. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still do...getting yelled at by "younger hip" members of the family)
      46. "Miss MARY MACK MACK MACK, all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK"
      47. You remember boom boxes. and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.
      48. You remember watching both "Gremlins " movies.
      49. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!""
      50. You remember watching "Rainbow Bright" and "My Little Pony Tales"
      51. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.
      52. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac (I still have my Alf doll.)
      53. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool... and don't even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB".
      54. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By the Bell ", the ORIGINAL class.
      55. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
      56. You just sang those words to yourself.
      57.You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.
      58. homemade Levi shorts.. (the shorter the better)
      59. You remember when mullets were cool!
      60. You had a mullet!
      61. You still sing "We are the World "
      62. You tight rolled your jeans.
      63. You owned a bannana clip
      64. You remember "Where's the Beef?
      65. You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' about Willis?"
      66. You had big hair and you knew how to use it.
      67. You're still singing shot through the heart in your head,aren't you!!!

      I have bolded all the things I remember most vividly. The 80's rocked! Except for the hair and clothes... they were atrocious.

    • Prison

      14 years ago


      I totally forgot to write about how I went to prison. Two weeks ago my friend Laura and I drove up to Moundsville to the closed West Virginia State Penitentiary. Her friend works there as a tour guide. Any way, we were almost there and I got pulled over for speeding... needless to say, I was pissed. I was too mad to even bring up fake tears in hopes of more leniency on the cops part. It turns out it probably wouldn't have done any good any way, I talked to Laura's friend and he knows of the cop, he said that the stupid, fat, old cop is a real bastard. Oh well, he got me for 65 in a 50. Here's the kicker... they don't even tell you how much the ticket is for, you have to call a number between 9am-5pm on Mon, Wed, or Fri. That is total bullshit! So, I called and it turns out that my ticket is $157!!! First of all, Geez!! Secondly, where the hell do they get that number from?!
      So, I drive maybe 2 more miles and we;re at the prison. We're early so we go and get something to eat and I stay pissed until a little into the tour. But at least that was good. It ended up being only Laura and me in the group and she kept getting on me to ask questions, but I didn't have any. At one point we got put into jail cells and locked in. Her friend, Brian, told us some more about the prison while we were in there. The guy that was in my cell must have really liked butterflies and dragons because they were drawn all over the walls. Then he went to let us out and only my cell door opened, Laura was stuck in her cell for like five more minutes until Brian managed to get her cell open. It was pretty funny, not to her. He showed us the wagon gate that was the original entrance to the prision. There is a dummy up in the rafters that usually comes down like a hanged man, but it was broken, boo. There was a list on the stairs that had all the people that had been hanged with name, race, county, and crime. Brian said that it was nice that no one from Marshall county was on the list (Moundsville is in that county), just as he said that I saw someone from Marshall. He has worked there for a couple years and never seen that. We ended up in a little museum type room that showcased different shanks and things. There was also a letter that Charlie Manson wrote to the warden requesting that he be moved from California because they weren't nice to him there (he grew up like 8 miles from the prison and his mother, as well as some of his followers were imprisoned there when it was open.) Also in the room was 'Old Sparky' the electric chair, which was actually built by two inmates (they were taken to Ohio to look at their chair and than brought back to build on for the pen); the original part of the prison was also built by inmates (they cut the stone and built the walls).
      After the tour we went to Brian's house so that he could get changed and go out to eat. While we were waiting for him his mom showed us her garden, which was nice and big and boring. She kept talking about the flowers and I just smiled and nodded. The most interesting part was that on the other side of the fence was a donkey, a sheep, and a goat. The donkey followed us along the fence, I found out later it was because the mom feeds it sometimes. We finally went to dinner (in Ohio, which made the grand total of states that we drove through that day 4). When we finished dinner, Brian told us to take 70 all the way home, which sounded like a good idea at the time, but it landed us on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. He said it would be shorter, but it ended up taking us like an hour longer to get home, plus we had to pay $6 for the turnpike. I've decided that we shouldn't listen to Brian again.

      You know, maybe if I wrote in the journal a little more often they wouldn't be so long. Oh well. DON'T PANIC!

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