Archive for August, 2007

This Time Last Year –

I was in Grand Lake.  Having a blast.  They knew the lodge was closing and we all went out there for a farewell reunion.  I spent one absolutely perfect summer in Grand Lake. 

The lodge is on Sothesby’s.  Check it out.  They say it is under contract.  I hope so.  I hate the idea of it standing empty and alone another beautiful summer day. 

Then, if you have time – go take a virtual hike

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I’m tired

The dogs woke me up early this morning.  So I got out of bed and made some coffee and layed on the couch and watched a bear documentary in high def.  The dogs chewed on various toys.  Since I work at the courthouse – there aren’t a lot of good reasons to get to work before 9, no one is there.  I enjoyed my morning.  I haven’t had cable in over a year so I’m really having fun watching all the random shows that come on all the random channels I’ve never even heard of before. 

After the bear documentary I checked out our dvr recordings.  Because Elizabeth loves The Hills – and we were watching TV on sunday – the DVR was programmed to record this overly dramatic show about kids with too much money and hair products.  AKA – a popular guilty pleasure. 

I can say that it is addicting.  I can also say that this Spencer guy seems like a robot – I keep waiting for his battery to run out or his hard drive to skip or him to short circuit in some way.  Spencer and Heidi went to Colorado to meet Heidi’s family.  Watching colorado in high def made me really upset that I haven’t been out there this summer.  It also made me think – What kind of people live in a mountain town and decide to name their child Heidi?  It’s like living in Missouri and naming your kid Huckleberry.  Or in the ATL and naming your kid Scarlett.  Seriously.  But her family seemed grounded and normal enough, and they seemed less than impressed with Heidi. 

Meanwhile, the kids back in Malibu or where ev – they are ridiculous.  That is basically all I have to say about it. 

Also, I’ve been catching up on Entourage.  Umm, does anyone else think that Vince has gotten fat?  I hate to say that – but I feel like Turtle has lost weight and Vince has gotten fat.  The house they live in is really pretty on the high def big screen. 

AHHHH – and Britt said that Ross has a nitendo Wii!  I’m so excited.  I want the harry potter game where the controller is your wand and you can cast spells. 

I just finished re-reading the last harry potter and it all makes a lot more sense.  I’m still not clear on a few things, but I enjoyed the rereading and I cried at the end.  Sniff. 

I still have some things to move from my old house to my new house and I’m totally dreading it. 

A lady yelled at me when I walked past the law library this morning because I couldn’t help her find what she was looking for.  I’m not allowed, it is the law.  But still, I hate being unhelpful. 

I woke up too early.  I’m tired. 

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Wedding Gifts

I like to buy people old books for gifts.  Part of it is that I like to look at old books in old bookstores, and on Ebay.  Part of it is that I love books in general.  Part of it is the idea that I can find a book with some sort of meaning or personal thought behind it and feel my gift was unique.  I use old books as decoration, and I like to buy books that are pretty. For example, I gave Ashley and Otis an old copy of Gone with the Wind for their wedding.  Ashley is from Oklahoma, and Otis is from Marietta.  Gone with the Wind has a great deal of the history of Atlanta and Marietta in the pages and Ashley has never read it before, and it was a book she and I have discussed in the past.   

But sometimes I worry that I’m doing that thing where I’m giving people a gift I would want to receive – as opposed to giving them a gift that they would want to receive. 

Anyone got an opinion?  Sometimes it is a cheaper option, but it definitely takes more time and effort than buying off the registry.  But you never know, some people don’t want a musty old book that someone else picked out.  Maybe I’m just weird. 

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I want to make sure no one missed this –

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My Favorite Bar…

….Is Famous!  Check it out – Esquire has it as the best bar in the country!  #1 – The Globe – Athens, Georgia. 

I can’t wait for the first football game.  The extended forecast says the high for September 1, 2007 in Athens, Ga. is going to be 86 degrees.  Can you believe that?

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I need a place where I can put quotes I like.  I’m going to start here.  These are going to be very random, stolen from other places, like people’s facebooks or blogs.  So I apologize if I stole from you. 

“I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.”
– The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Toby: “Actually, I didn’t think it was appropriate to invite children, since it’s uh, you know, there’s gambling and alcohol, and it’s in our dangerous warehouse, and it’s a school night, and you know, Hooters is catering, and is that enough, is that enough, should I keep going …”
Michael: “Why are you the way that you are?”

“One time she punched me in the face…it was AWESOME!”
~”Mean Girls”

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved…who never yawn and say a commonplace thing but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” Jack Kerouac

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t. — Margaret Thatcher

“The trial transcript quotes Ms. Hayden as saying Murphy called her a snitch bitch “hoe.” A “hoe,” of course, is a tool used for weeding and gardening. We think the court reporter, unfamiliar with rap music (perhaps thankfully so), misunderstood Hayden’s response. We have taken the liberty of changing “hoe” to “ho,” a staple of rap music vernacular as, for example, when Ludacris raps “You doin’ ho activities with ho tendencies.”– Terence T. Evans, Seventh Circuit Judge

“I like to think of Jesus with giant eagle’s wings and singing lead vocals for Lynyrd Skynyrd with like an angel band and I’m in the front row and I’m hammered drunk.”
-Cal Noughton, Jr.

“When two people, lovers, or sometimes friends, have an enduring care for each other, allow each other to be human, faulted, flawed, but real, then being human becomes a glorious thing to be.  If the human race ever makes progress, that is how.”  – Madeline L’Engle.

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Good Thing I like Country Music

So, I think I told y’all that they are doing construction on the building where I work.  Right now there is a scaffold outside my window – like the kind they used to wash windows on tall buildings – they are hanging from the top of the building.  There are two men on the moving scaffold, and they are BLARING the local country music station.  It is just as loud as it would be if it was on my desk in my office. 

Now they are dropping down the building and the music is getting fainter.  But Shania is still singing her heart out. 

All I can say is that singing is better than banging.  I just wish they would change the station during the commercials.

Update:  I thought County was vaguely annoying.  Now we are listening to classic rock, and they are back up by my window, it is so loud.  I have been subjected to ten minutes of Free Bird, then a bunch of commercials involving the sanford and son jingle, and now I’m listening to Saturday Night – I’m not sure who sings it – but it goes – SATURDAY! SATURDAY!  SAAAATTTTUUUURRRDDDAAAY!!!  SATURDAY!  SATURDAY NIGHT! over and over again.  My head hurts.  I’m going to hurt someone.  I’ve also been subjected to Brown Eyed Girl – which was accompanied by the guys on the scaffold.  They like to sing along. 

OH NO!  Now we are listening to Black Dog by Led Zeppelin – HEY HEY MAMA SAID THE WAY YOU MOVE!  And they are singing along!

Obviously these songs have a place in the world, but not in my office at noon, on full blast. 

I hate this radio station.  Bad to the Bone?  Seriously? 

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