Friday, March 31, 2006

I'm having waaaay too much fun on this site...


Suggestion for April Fool's...

Here's a recycled idea...

Set a coworker's or loved one's home page to one of these modified Google searches:

Swedish Chef (from the Muppets, bork bork bork)

Elmer Fudd


igPay atinLay

Red Wings suck

That may have been the chant last night, but they sure did beat the Predators.

But a good game - especially the middle of the 2nd period.

...and the first break - when we got ice cream. :)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Monday, March 27, 2006

Breaking news...

According to Brad About You, I'm having a baby.

That's it - it's official. I better finish getting that nursery ready.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Wait, Nashville has a football team that WINS?

Well, I don't know that I would classify arena ball as football, but I can't say it was a bad way to spend a few hours.

For the first time since their inaugural season (when I promised myself I wouldn't put myself through that kind of torture again), I went to a Kats game.

Apparently, a lot has changed since 1997, because I have to admit I had fun. We had front row seats, we got on the "kiss cam", there was ice cream at half time, the Kats won AND because the Kats scored 50 points, we got free tacos (tacos: they're not just for hockey fans).

Although we had a great view of the action, we weren't lucky enough to catch a football and take it home, but I was lucky enough to snag a free t-shirt. Granted, I doubt it will get much wear time, as it's for the wrong morning show...

Final four?

I got none of 'em...

Here's to next year.

Monday, March 20, 2006

15 games to go...

March Madness has given us some great games so far -- let's hope it keeps up. My brackets aren't as bad as I thought; I'm still good for 6 of the Big 8. That's more than I can say for the Big 10...

Saturday, March 18, 2006

That's all folks!

Considering Kansas played a starring role in my brackets (well, the high dollar ones, anyway), I think I'm out. Time to watch for the pure enjoyment of the sport... and the hopes of the second prize purse.

Go Hoosiers - I only chose Gonzaga to beat you with my head, not my heart.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Define: Lazy

I just emailed TiVo 3 times to tell him to record stuff.

And I'm home.

March Madness status report...

When I fell asleep last night, IU was down three at half, and I was 9-2 in my brackets.

I woke up this morning to find we somehow managed to win by four and I'm 12-4.

March Madness on Demand ended up being perfect for me, as we were playing the same time as Duke, and therefore the game was not available on television. Add to that the fact that the game was starting at my bedtime, so heading out to watch it at a sports bar really wasn't an option. It wouldn't be my first choice to watch a game, nor would I consider paying more than a couple of dollars per game (it's free for now), but hey, I was able to catch the first half on my tablet pc from the comfort of my own bed, and if you excuse me, I'm about to watch the highlights and the last couple of minutes of the game in the same manner...

Monday, March 13, 2006

So where's Marvin's house?

Google unveils Google Mars.

I immediately zoomed in all the way, looking for an "Easter egg" ala Google Moon, but no such luck. :(

Hey foodies (who don't mind using bookmarks)

The good news: Epicurious has a blog.

The "oh, never mind, I can't aggregate it" news: There's no site feed that I can find...

Dance with me

After taking a couple of years off, my boys have finally been invited back to the dance... and might make it to the second round (remember, we did lose to Indiana State earlier this year). I'm thinking the Bulldogs might be the only non-#1 seed to make it to the final four in my brackets.

More exciting than Davis getting to coach an extra game or two is the Nashville connection. Congrats to Rick Byrd and the Belmont Bruins! I have a feeling those 75 students who are lucky enough to grab a ticket will be more than happy to hop on that Southwest flight to San Diego... hope they have better luck with the weather than we did.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Oh, what a night...

Last night's Oscar party at the Belcourt was definitely fun. A delightfully charming and entertaining master of ceremonies, lots of great food from the neighborhood eateries, some really neat silent auction items (to my husband's delight, I was out bid on everything I signed up for), and lots of people-watching opportunities. Of course, having a table up front with a great view of the big screen and unlimited access to the food kept me pretty much occupied the entire evening.

Add the fact that my feet decided 2 hours into the evening they no longer were happy with my new shoes, and walking became an "as needed" endeavor.

The only Best Picture movie that I saw won, and I'm ok with that. I obviously can't say if it was more deserving than the other nominees, but it was one of the better movies I've seen in a while.

Lots of cheers for "Nashville's award" and lots of disappointment when the other Nashville connections weren't as fortunate. And although we paid $5 to enter the "guess the award winners" pool, I have a feeling we ended up covering someone's bar tips for the evening, as there was no one around at the end of the night to hand over the cash.

Speaking of the end of the night, I was more than a little tired and ready to head home. I've also checked things out this morning, and any sign of a double chin has vanished, so let's chalk that one up to that whole fluid retention thing I've had going on since December, ok? :)

For those of you who were worried, I cut myself off after my third glass of pineapple juice, and switched to water. Next year, however, I plan to take advantage of the free-flowing champagne, wine tasting and open bar.

You've been warned.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

And the award goes to...

So I went out and picked up a cute little hand bag and a pair of sparkly earrings in preparation for this weekend's Oscar party.

As she handed me my receipt, the saleswoman (bless her), asked, "So, you're the second pregnant woman today who bought foo-foo stuff like this... I have to ask - Do you have some sort of, umm, "party" going on?"

Yeah lady. We have a club, and we decided it was a good idea to dress up in uncomfortable clothes and shoes and watch our spouses and friends get tanked while we sip on fruit juice and hope our support hose don't spring a run, since they're the most expensive item in our wardrobe right now.

I bit my tongue, smiled, and said, "Well, I can't speak for her, but the Academy Awards party is at the Belcourt this weekend. It's a pretty big deal."

She proceeded to say that now that she thought about it, maybe the other woman wasn't pregnant after all. She may have just been a little "poochy". She wasn't OBVIOUSLY with child, as I am.

Seriously, what does a girl wear when she's practically 7 months pregnant and she's supposed to accompany her husband to Nashville's Oscar Night America?

Good question. For the answer, you'll have to get your tickets and find out yourself. I'll be the one with the belly sitting with the emcee...

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Call me an apple snob

The apples I prefer to eat tend to be a bit on the pricey side. Depending on the season, they can be over $1 a piece.

Feeling a little guilty for splurging, last week I caved in and bought the big bag of "generic" red delicious apples that was on sale.

They were a gorgeous ruby red, worthy of tempting Snow White.

But compared to my beloved Fujis, they are about as appetizing as chewing on wet cardboard.

I think I'll turn the rest of them into a cobbler, apologize to my taste buds, and head out to restock the fruit bin with something a little more appetizing.