Monday, October 20, 2008

7 Weird Things about the Most Important Person on this Blog...ME!

I’ve been tagged! Well my loyal readers are probably thinking THANK GOODNESS because that means I will post again. Since it’s been ages. Almost 3 months. But I’ve been busy! Reading other people’s blogs! So don’t be mad…I’ll get the hang of this sometime. Maybe. But for now, everyone thank Megan at The Lenexicon for sponsoring this lovely post.

Here are The Rules.
Rule #1: Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
Rule #2: Share seven random or weird facts about yourself.
Rule #3: Tag seven people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
Rule #4: Let each person know that she’s been tagged by leaving a comment on her blog.

Okay let’s see…

1. I love trimming my cuticles. But I only like to do it when I’m by myself. It’s a soothing thing to me…I know it’s weird. But that’s why that’s my #1 weird fact.

2. One of my greatest fears is probably the most ridiculous fear you’ve ever heard. I’m deathly afraid of not finding overhead compartment space on the airplane. One time probably 5-6 years ago), when I was flying across the country, I was one of the last people on the plane, and I walked up and down the aisles trying to find a place for my bag. I was holding up the entire plane, and they eventually had to check my bag. It was extremely traumatic. I now pick my seats on airlines based on which Seating Group I will be on. I need to be in Group 1 or 2, people! I freaked out last week when I was in Group 3. It should be noted that since my one traumatic experience, I have always found a place for my bag. But I am CONVINCED it will happen again and it could happen on any moment on any flight! Oh the horror!

3. It is very important for me that if I’m supporting a sports team, that I wear the team colors that day. If I wasn’t wearing team colors and my team lost, it would be my fault, ya know?

4. I like my pancakes to be undercooked and very battery. The topped with butter and syrup. Delicious.

5. I only chat my friend Kendal in Spanglish. It’s very difficult for us to speak English with each other when we’re with other people. Es muy fun escribiring in Espanglish, no te believes?

6. I’ve never eaten Taco Bell. It just doesn’t appeal to me. I am open to trying many new things, but I don’t think anyone can convince me to go there.

7. One other fear of mine, which might not be quite as irrational, is that someone is going to run me over in the Metro. Not a train, but a person. Running. To catch a train. That comes EVERY 2 FREAKIN’ MINUTES, PEOPLE, calm down! But I am little, and big running people knock over little people, and of this, I am terrified.

Now is the time that I’m supposed to tag 7 bloggers. But I don’t know 7 bloggers. I know Megan and Emily, and they’ve already been tagged! So here are just 7 people who I like that are weird and probably have weird things to say.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Save Us All!

What will I do without Scrabulous? Will I post on my blog more often? Only time will tell...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Six Random Things About Yours Truly

This week has been super boring at work. SuperBoring. My entire job has been scrabulousing and catching up on archives which Emo has addicted me to. My next task is to fulfill the tag that Emo placed upon me. That should entertain me for, oh, 23 minutes or so. Goodie.

Emo tagged me in her blog to write 6 random things about myself. Here we go.

  1. I have never considered myself to be particularly picky, but lately, a special someone has made me realize that I am incredibly brand loyal and I like to buy the same products over and over again. And I get upset when they discontinue it. Grrrr. Here are some examples of what I like: Lemon Pledge, Febreeze (Spring and Renewal), Crest toothpaste, Tide detergent (with Febreeze Spring and Renewal scent of course), Bounce dryer sheets (ditto with the Febreeze scent), Orbitz gum (only blue and green), Secret Platinum deodorant: Ambition scent (an example of something they no longer MAKE anymore! I’m distraught about finding a new scent!), Softlips Mint Delight chapstick (also discontinued), etc.
  2. My favorite road trip snacks are Diet Dr. Pepper and Reese’s Pieces. It’s just not a road trip without them.
  3. I like to wear heels. I think they’re easier to walk in than flats.
  4. I don’t like to drink whiskey. It all stems from an unfortunate incident in which I was playing a dominoes drinking game (can any game NOT be made into a drinking game?) in which I lost 7 straight games and had to take 7 straight shots of whiskey. I fell down the stairs that day.
  5. I am deathly afraid of dentists. My first 7 or so baby teeth had to be pulled because the permanent teeth were coming in and did not loosen the baby teeth. It was very traumatic.
  6. Also, I have a tooth that’s backwards.

I am tagging Marianna, Amy, Brianna, Melissa, Gaby, and Kendal. Only one of these people have blogs, but I don’t care. Emily wanted me to post, so I posted!

Here are the rules:

  • link to the person who tagged you.
  • post the rules on your blog.
  • write six random things about yourself.
  • tag six people at the end of your post.
  • let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A definitive victory for mankind

Since the title of my blog is “the Blazerette”, I think it is fitting to give a few comments about my extreme happiness over last night’s championship-clinching game. There are many ways to speak of this. Many have tried. Take these quotes from some friends:

  • “Was talking with my ex... she said she felt bad for Kobe...and I said…this is exactly why we broke up.”
  • “Yea it was great to see how dejected [Kobe] was.”
  • “This was my third best feeling I've had as a sports fan”
  • "I am so happy I can say 'eff the Lakers!' Thank you Boston Celtics."
  • “Jeepers, I sure am glad those evil Lakers lost!”
    (Can you guess which one was from my grandma?)

I haven’t had the chance to rehash the game with all of my sports-fanatic friends, but I know the sentiment is all the same. The Lakers were spanked in front of everyone on Tuesday night. On the big stage. With their selfish star as the front-runner in their demise. He good the good old-fashioned spanking he's deserved for so long. Classic. Wonderful. Beautiful.

This doesn’t erase the heartache from 2000. The only thing that could possibly do that is a Western Conference Finals matchup in the next year or two between my beloved Blazers and the hated Lakers. Obviously, good would prevail and vanquish evil. I can’t wait for that day.

But until then? Evil has been vanquished from the NBA for this 2007-8 season. We’ll just have to make sure that the same holds true next year. :-)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Top 5 Ways to Spend a Saturday

So Emo is going to give me a different topic every day (or something like that) to post so that I can entertain her. Today's topic: Top 5 ways to spend a Saturday (mind you...not all of these can be done year-round!):
  • Sleeping in until I feel rested
  • A yummy brunch with friends
  • Watching ESPN College GameDay then college football
  • Taking a walk with no particular destination in mind
  • Relaxing by a pool and soaking in the sun

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Top 5 part deux

So Emo has tasked me with entertaining her by posting more top 5's. And since she's the only one who reads my blog (I think), I decided that I should humor her and post some more. Besides, I'm bored at work, so this exercise has helped me with top 5 #10 in this post.

1. Top 5 favorite sports teams
• Blazers
• Oregon Ducks football
• Oregon Ducks basketball
• Auburn Tigers football
• Green Bay Packers (shout out to Kenny)

2. Top 5 least favorite sports teams
• Lakers (of course!)
• USC football
• USC basketball
• NY Yankees
• Lakers (I really hate them…they should be on here twice)

3. Top 5 favorite things to do on a weekend
• Eat ice cream
• Go to the gym (so that I can eat ice cream; see above)
• Sleep
• Wander around
• Taste the cheese samples at the grocery store

4. Top 5 favorite flavors of ice cream
• Blueberry Cheesecake
• Cookies N Cream
• Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked
• Any ice cream from Argentina with dulce de leche in it
• Ben and Jerry’s Fossil Fuel

5. Top 5 awkward situations in which I’ve found myself
• Running into 3 people I used to date in one day
• Running into 3 people I used to date in one day the following weekend
• Running into my date’s best friends on our 3rd date at a crowded baseball stadium
• Telling my contracting boss to go eff himself after he told me I didn’t deserve the money I was even making, much less a raise
• Receiving the famous “Spanish butterfly” poem in high school.

6. Top 5 gifts I’ve given to someone else
• GPS to my sister for graduation
• Redskins tickets to my dad for Christmas
• $$ for a TV to Natalie and Chris for their wedding
• One night’s stay in the hotel where they honeymooned to my parents for their 25th wedding anniversary
• Flew out to Portland as a surprise for my dad’s retirement

7. Top 5 pet peeves
• People making me wait by being late
• People spelling my name wrong
• Sheer laziness (mostly governmental laziness)
• Your vs. You’re and to a lesser degree, Their vs. They’re vs. There
• General incompetence (i.e. health insurance companies)

8. Top 5 things to do when I’m feeling down
• Eat Mac N Cheese
• Eat ice cream
• Go to the gym
• Drink wine with a good friend
• A nice warm shower

9. Top 5 best dates
• Pizza on a bench in Dupont Circle
• Rock climbing
• Salsa dancing lessons
• NBA playoff game
• Wine tasting

10. Top 5 things to do when I’m bored at work (or unemployed)
• Gchat
• Scrabulous
• Read
• Facebook
• Coming up with more top 5’s

Friday, May 16, 2008

Top 5

So Emo posted her top 5 and requested that I post my top 5 because I am one of Jack's closest friends. And in order to do so, I had to create a blog. So here's my attempt at blogging. Please don't judge...I'm new to this. So without further ado, here's my top 5:

1. 5 things under $5 that I couldn’t live without
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Chocolate (why are all of these food?)
  • Hair ties
  • Chapstick

    2. 5 favorite movies
  • Usual Suspects
  • Volver
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Finding Nemo
  • High Fidelity

    3. 5 baby names I love
  • Aiden
  • Kira
  • Cole
  • Isabella
  • Julianna

    4. 5 songs I could listen to over and over again
  • Sideways (Citizen Cope)
  • Seek Up (Dave Matthews)
  • Slow Dancing in a Burning Room (John Mayer)
  • One Flight Down (Norah Jones)
  • Color Esperanza (Diego Torres)

    5. 5 people who have influenced me in a positive way
  • My dad – if he had never pushed for me to watch sports or be independent, I would not be the person I am today.
  • My mom – someday I’ll learn how to be patient like her.
  • Wayne – if it were not for Wayne or our Europe trip, I’d need treatment for OCD.
  • Emo – I never would have had so much free wine (or wine in general) without her.
  • My Oregon grandma – I want to be like her when I grow up.

    6. 5 things that are always in my purse
    Boring but true...
  • Band-Aids
  • Chapstick
  • Hair clips
  • Pens
  • Gum

    7. 5 moments that changed my life forever
  • Deciding to go away for a year to study in Spain in high school, then meeting my Spanish family for the first time.
  • Meeting the Blazers – dreams can come true!!
  • Traveling to Europe with Wayne for 3 weeks.
  • Deciding to move across the country for college.
  • 2000 Western Conference Finals – without those, would I hate the Lakers nearly as much? I say not quite.

    8. 5 obsessions I have now
  • Cleaning and organizing
  • Checking my email
  • NBA playoffs
  • Happy hours
  • Ice cream

    9. 5 places I would like to go
    (limited to places I haven't been yet)
  • Sweden
  • Peru
  • Thailand
  • Morocco
  • Dominican Republic

    10. 5 appliances or kitchen tools I cannot live without
  • Wine opener
  • Chef's knife
  • Paring knife
  • Wine glasses
  • Refrigerator – gotta keep the cheese somewhere!

    11. 5 people whose top fives I would like to see
  • Molly
  • Jack (the puppy)
  • Kenny
  • Amy (my sister)
  • My future husband (whomever that may be)

    And here's my attempt to keep the blogging going...what are some better top 5 categories? Molly and I brainstormed some this morning:
  • Top 5 favorite sports teams
  • Top 5 favorite things to do on a weekend
  • Top 5 favorite flavors of ice cream
  • Top 5 favorite gchat status messages you've ever seen
  • Top 5 awkward situations in which you've found yourself
  • Top 5 gifts you've given to someone else
  • Top 5 pet peeves
  • Top 5 things to do when you're feeling down
  • Top 5 best dates