Friday, October 31, 2008

"You can borrow "how to get a date worth keeping" if you want."

On Wednesday, one of my friends said someone just gave him How to Get a Date Worth Keeping. He also generously offered to let me borrow it when he was done.

I said that was okay, I think I'd be okay without it.

My problem isn't really getting a date. I can get them, actually. It's just...well, people keep telling me my expectations are too high. Which I don't think is true, actually. BeC's the only one who says they're not, because she says everyone told her that, too, and she refused to listen and now of course she's followed her heart to Germany, all because she's madly in love with this German guy. Whew. See what true love could do? I don't want to be madly in love if it means leaving Seattle.

For now, I'm just enjoying the campaign, and not taking anything too seriously.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

g-chat love wednesday

april: ♫ i miss beer cubes

k8: ♫ it is a rosie thomas kind of the sweet hopeful sense, not the sad i'll-be-alone-foreverr-but-it's-okay sense.


meg: Get out and campaign for Obama this week!

shannon: my office has Sarah Palin on our policy mailing list.... hm

evs: loves it when sororities of over 100 girls require their members to attend the TFA info session.

if I weren't being invisible, my g-chat status would say:

i love literacy. specifically, I love comprehension strategies: activiating prior knowledge, predictions, visualizing, connections, and summarizing. Also, people who teach kids how to read using these strategies are AWESOME.

I know that's long, but it's all so true.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"he said he imagined he was a barnacle. that's the kind of animal he imagined he would be."

Said by the woman sitting next to me, about a friend of hers, before we listened tonight to Paul Theroux at Seattle Central Library, hosted by the great Elliott Bay Book Co.

She was hilarious. So was P.T. He's fascinating stuff.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

g-chat in a tree


the following windows are open on my computer: FNS, Census, NAL, TXHAHSD


74.8% Texans consume fruits and vegetables less than 5 times a day


well that was that and this is this.




know the facts


check your facts

"If you want to start throwing fire bombs, you don't send out the fluffy bunny to do it."


"maybe you can date a nice berkley boy and yall can live in a tree together" Marcie, on my love life.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

what would wendy do?

not the wendy as in peter pan and wendy, the wendy kopp wendy.

for all tfa-ers, this is hilarious. thanks lkt!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

if you live in Washington and have not registered to vote,

please do so here so that you can vote in the presidential election.


And here's the obnoxious teacher lecture, in case you are unmotivated to do this: Please remember that voting is a privilege and that not everyone in the world has the right to go to the polls. Also please remember that in recent history not everyone in our country had the privilege of voting and participating in our democracy. So exercise your rights as citizens, folks, and vote!

Also, if you need more information about voting, candidates, etc, check out Vote Smart.

Friday, October 3, 2008

k8: "keep your pants on" remains the best line I can think of...

Today's topic, hotly debated, is what is the best line to tell someone you're not going to sleep with them.

Recently a friend asked if there was a theology of physical intimacy and my response was that it depended on who you asked.

Since then, we've debated how you tell someone, thanks, but no thanks.

K8 is really good at plans:

K8: I recommend coming up with a list of all the ways you can say "keep your pants on"...that way IF you need/want to, you can activate the plan.

G: the plan? what plan? i don't have a fucking plan.

G: (two minutes later.)...that was funny.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

"it'll be a while til we know if she was reagan-esque or gidget goes to washington"

~ one of the white guys dissecting the debate of Biden and Palin., me and my palin bingo card are going with gidget, buddy.

wondering what to do during tonight's debate?

play Palin Bingo. Thanks Meg!

Also, I wanted to run away to Jamaica today. I'd still like to do that, but Meg told me her mom says when you are having moments of hating your life, you should write down 5 things you are grateful for.

So today, mine are:

1) good friends who make me laugh over gmail
2) arthur made really good coffee this morning
3) friends who come over to dinner and play the drums with their kids
4) the orange mural outside my window: it's a bright spot in this morning's dreariness
5) the right to vote