29 November 2004
25 November 2004
Happy Thanksgiving, by the way. ^_^
I just saw my high school marching band on TV! They were in the St. Louis Thanksgiving Day Parade (formerly the Mid-America Holiday Parade), sponsored by Christmas in St. Louis. The drum cadence sounded a bit different; they kept the part before the band plays though, so that was good to hear. And, as previously stated, they have new uniforms. Black and green instead of white and yellow. New hats, too! They looked really great. They were in step, their parallels and diagonals were awesome, and they *snapped* when they were supposed to. I hope they win some awards this year... The announcers called them, "one of the best street marching bands" and remarked that, "they have won hundreds of awards", which is pretty true.
I just wish Mr. S was still there. I'm sure Mr. Mooney is doing a good job, but I miss S! Wherever he is, I wish him well.
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
The Infamous T
22 November 2004
Another fun "Getting to know you" form
I saw this over at Breka's blog. I think these are fun and help your audience to get to know you better, even though most of my audience knows who I am. Oh well. ^_^
Q: What color is most reflective of you?
A: You know, I'm not sure. Maybe green...?
Q: How did you get the idea for your diary name?
A: T is my nickname, and this blog focuses on me and what I say, think, etc.
Q: What time were you born?
A: 9:02 a.m.
Q: What song are you playing now, or wish you were playing?
A: I'm playing Hey Ya! by Outkast on LaunchRadio
Q: Has the death of a celebrity ever made you cry?
Q: What color underwear are you wearing?
A: Who wants to know?
Q: Do you want a baby?
A: Eventually. Mira and I aren't ready for one yet.
Q: What does your mom do for a living?
A: She works for AT&T.
Q: What does your dad do for a living?
A: He works for Saint Louis Music, Co.
Q: What is your pet's name?
A: A hammy named Popcorn, and a bunch of nameless fish.
Q: What color are your bedsheets?
A: Navy blue. It goes with our quilt.
Q: What are the last 3 digits of your phone number?
A: Which phone number, my home or cell? 156 or 013?
Q: What was the last concert you attended?
A: Josh Groban this year. It was such a great concert!
Q: Who was with you?
A: My mom, my MIL, Lar, and her MIL.
Q: What was the last movie you saw?
A: Boys and Girls with Claire Forlani and Freddie Prinze Jr. It was on FX this morning.
Q: Who do you dislike most at this moment?
A: Nobody, really.
Q: What food are you craving right now?
A: Chocolate! I always crave it, even when I'm eating it.
Q: Did you dream last night?
A: I don't think so. But I had a weird dream Saturday night...
Q: What was the last tv show you watched?
A: I don't remember. Probably Fear Factor.
Q: What is your fave piece of jewelry?
A: My wedding ring. ^_^
Q: What is to the left of you?
A: Lotsa stuff: papers, the printer, the phone, a card from Mira, a Post-it pad, my cell and it's charger, a candle, a flashlight, a book, a pen, my hair pick, an old contact case, a nail file, and a Tupperware box filled with electronic-type stuff. (See, told ya!)
Q: What was the last thing you ate?
A: A sandwich, with turkey and cheese.
Q: Who last imed you?
A: Breka, actually. This past weekend.
Q: Where is your signifigant other right now?
A: Playing Ratchet & Clank in the living room.
Q: Do you have a crush?
A: Um, how 'bout a husband?
Q: What shampoo do you use?
A: Currently, Dove.
Q: When was the last time you cut your hair?
A: Don't remember when...
Q: Are you on any meds?
A: Nope, but a few vitamins, supplements, etc.
Q: Do you have a mental disease?
A: Just occasional blonde moments.
Q: What shirt are you wearing?
A: A green 3/4 sleeve.
Q: What time is it?
A: 6:09 p.m.
Q: What is your fave frozen treat?
A: Ice cream, preferably with chocolate in there somewhere.
Q: Are you sexy?
A: Mira thinks I am, and I have an even 8 at hotornot.com, so I guess so.
Q: What's your favorite shopping store?
A: Can't beat Wal*Mart.
Q: Are you thirsty?
A: Very. Excuse me for a minute...
Q: Can you imagine yourself ever getting married?
A: I've been living it for a year and eight months. ^_^
18 November 2004
I stumbled across an interesting blog of sorts when looking for information for my hammy, Popcorn. It's called The Shirley Letters and it's written from a hamster's POV. I've only read the first couple letters and it's pretty funny. Check it out for a few laughs!
17 November 2004
JR called last Thursday and said that he was planning a surprise birthday party for Lar on Tuesday. So after school yesterday, I went to my mom's and Lar and the crew came over to do laundry. I told her that I had things to do this week so I'd be making my weekly visit that day. "In that case, you can come with me and mom for a girl's night out." So when mom got home, we gathered and went to Target to get some presents for Brooke, who fell asleep half way through the trip.
Finished with some shopping, we headed out to Steak N Shake for dinner. Lar invented "Sin in a Large Glass", which was a side-by-side shake with regular chocolate, white chocolate (one of the Christmas time flavors), and a shot of hot fudge. Man, that was great! We were finished by 7:30, which was when we were supposed to have Lar back at her place. But she needed to switch some laundry loads, so we went back to mom's and did that. While she was busy, JR called and asked us what was going on. I told him I wasn't sure when we were leaving, so he said he was on his way to get us. He offered to "take me home" when he got there, and as we were getting ready to pull out of the driveway, he told Lar that we needed to get back to their place real quick so he could get his license, which he "forgot". "I'm not about to go to T's place without it." So when we got there, he asked if she could help him find it. I stayed and waited until they walked in the door and everyone yelled "Surprise!", then got Brooke out and joined the festivities.
There was cake and ice cream, but I was too full from dinner to eat anything all night. Well, except for a fun size Snicker bar I thought I had room for (just barely). Somebody had procured a Sponge Bob piñata, so everyone took turns whacking the crap (well, candy) out of him. I was holding Brooke at one point, and she pointed to the piñata and said, "Owie." But she did think it was funny watching her mommy whacking at Sponge Bob for all it's worth. ^_^
We had a pretty good crowd. Moueska and Drac, Kristen, Von and Drew, and a couple that I know I've seen before, but I'm so bad with names that I don't remember who they are, and of course Lar and JR's housemate Carl. Not sure why Jess didn't come. I had talked to her earlier that day, but didn't think to ask her if she was going; I just assumed she was. She was at Mike's, so I guess they went out. That's always fun.
Lar was pretty surprised. She knew it was coming, she just wasn't sure when. She's talking about getting a group together to go out to Wild Country on her birthday. That'll be cool.
11 November 2004
I'm so happy! Today in my voice class, our teacher had a bunch of sheet music books, and she wanted us to look through them and see if there were any songs in them that we'd be interested in performing at the end of the semester for our final. So I went through four or five books, looking for songs that would be easy for me to sing. I didn't know any Beatles songs, I didn't know any of the jazzy songs, some of the musical songs were too high, and the Disney songs that I wanted to sing would be too high. Drat! I thought all hope was lost. That it, until I saw somebody put a book in the middle of the room with the title Les Miserables! Could be promising!
My three favorites were "Castle on a Cloud", "I Dreamed a Dream", and "On My Own", respectively. They weren't too low or too high, but just right. I wanted "Castle" because it was short, was a bit hesitant about "Dream" because there's so much to it, and I'd always wanted to sing "Own" because hey, now that I have classes under my belt, I might be able to do well, but it's so long! (That's quite a run-on sentence...) She played through the first part of "Castle" and heard me sing to it, and said that it would be perfect for me. Woohoo!
So I now have a song for my final. I'm so happy! I guess I'd better get over to Nottleman's or Sam Goody to get the music. Or maybe the songbook is at the library, and I could make a copy of it. I'd better get crackin' on it so I can practice... Man, if I could do a cartwheel, I'd do a bunch of 'em! But hey, it's the net, and I can do anything I want, right? Stand back!
*cartwheel! cartwheel! cartwheel! cartwheel! cartwheel!* Yeah! ^_^
10 November 2004
I was on the iVillage boards today, and somebody had a cute counter at the bottom that caught my eye. It's a wedding anniversary counter! The website had wedding announcements and baby announcements as well. So of course, I got one for this blog. It's way the heck at the bottom, but to save you from scrolling all the way down, here it is:
Is that cute or what?
08 November 2004
07 November 2004
Last Cigarette: Don't smoke.
Last Alcoholic Drink: Don't drink.
Last Car Ride: Home from a friend's.
Last Kiss: Just this afternoon.
Last Good Cry: On a crummy, stressful day.
Last Library Book: I don't remember.
Last book bought: That either.
Last Book Read: The Belle of Nauvoo
Last Movie Seen in Theatres: I think Spiderman 2...
Last Movie Rented: Hmm, what was that?
Last Cuss Word Uttered: I don't swear.
Last Beverage Drank: Water
Last Food Consumed: Sugar-free vanilla pudding. Yum!
Last Phone Call: A lady from church, calling to see why my MIL wasn't there.
Last TV Show Watched: Don't remember...
Last Time Showered: This morning.
Last Shoes Worn: My zip up High Lights boots.
Last CD Played: Loreena McKennit
Last Item Bought: I don't remember. (Seems to be a pattern...)
Last Download: "Whatever U Want" by Christina Millian (What? I like the beat!)
Last Annoyance: My alarm clock this morning...
Last Soda Drank: Does pink lemonade count? Otherwise, I think it was Canada Dry ginger ale.
Last Thing Written: My response to the last question. Oh, do you mean like pen and paper? A comment in my journal (yes, there are paper journals ^_^).
Last Key Used: "."
Last Words Spoken: "Gimme a minute!"
Last Sleep: Last night, of course!
Last Ice Cream Eaten: Rocky Road at my mom's this weekend.
Last Chair Sat In: My kitchen chair
Last Webpage Visited: Moueska's webpage, to get this list. Thanks, kiddo! ^_^