26 September 2008

Tagged by Paula

Tagged by Paula

I haven't done one of these "you've been tagged" things before, but hey - why not? Karen, mAc, Dinah, Carmel, if you read this and want to jump in - go for it!

1.How many songs are on your iPod?
3842 - there would be more, but I only have a 20 GB.

2. What music would you want played at your funeral?
Kristen Hersh's Gazebo Tree.

3.What magazines do you have subscriptions to?
BUST, Women's Health, Paste, Fast Company, Wired and Esquire.

4. What is your favorite scent?
New electronics right out of the box. Yeah, that's weird. I know.

5. If you had a million dollars that you could only spend on yourself, what would you do with it?
Travel, travel, travel, baby. That amount of dough would surely last until I croak. Of course there's really only one way to find out . . .

6. What is your theme song?
Six Different Ways - The Cure

7. Do you trust easily?
I assume people want to do the right thing. Real trust takes time.

8. Do you generally think before you act, or act before you think?
I think before I act - but I don't think before I speak. Oops!

9.Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
The shit head kids up stairs that start body-slamming each other at 7 AM every morning.

10. Do you have a good body-image?
Yep. I think it's because I don't watch TV or read bullshit women's magazines like Cosmo.

11. Is being tagged fun?
Gets me off the hook for coming up with a clever blog post!

12. How do you spend your social networking (Facebook, etc.) time?
I'm still waiting for Friendster to make a comeback! Just kidding. To be honest I haven't jumped on Facebook because I'm concerned about my personal life and professional life overlapping.

13. What have you been seriously addicted to lately?
English muffins with fake bacon, cucumber and spicy mustard.

14. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
Paula is, has, and always will be a very cool chick. I don't know why she lives in Vancouver, WA!

15. What’s the last song that got stuck in your head?
Old Dirty Bastard's Baby I Got Your Money.

16.What’s your favorite item of clothing?
It used to be shoes, but now I'd have to say coats. Which is weird if you think about it because you don't need a coat in Southern California... yet I own more coats now than I ever did living in the NW.

17. Do you think Rice Crispies are yummy?
Yes, but I don't want to clean the pan. I hear Fruti Pebbles treats are also good - "like getting punched in the face with a lemon."

18. What would you do if you see saw $100 lying on the ground?
To be honest - I'd put it towards Megan's condo fund.

19. What items could you not go without during the day?
Water, air, sleep... also, coffee.

20. What should you be doing right now?
Studying for my Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor class (no really).

NO FREAK DANCING

The gal who sits next to me has a teenage daughter. She recently received an email regarding the homecoming dance. I think it speaks for itself . . .


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To: Trabuco Hills High School Students and Parents
From: Trabuco Hills Administration
Date: September 12, 2009
Subject: Homecoming Disco Dance

Friday, Sept. 19 is the Disco Dance in the gym from 9:30-11:30 p.m. for TH students only! Disco attire is a must; however, dress code does apply. Starting next Monday, Sept. 15 pay for the dance and save big during lunch. Cost will be $5 with ASB Card and $10 without . . . Reminders! You need to have a current ID Card when you pay and also at the dance. Make sure you leave your valuables at home. There is no storage at the dance. Also, you will be searched before entering the dance.

NO FREAK DANCING! Freaking includes riding legs, bending over, feet off the ground or front to back dancing. There must be visible separation between partners during fast dancing.

CONSEQUENCE: Removal from dance, parents contacted and NO HOMECOMING DANCE for you!


05 September 2008

I'm "Racing" For the Cure

I'm Racing For the Cure . . . and by that I mean I'll be walking in a giant herd of people on a Sunday morning saying to myself, "damn it's early," and "when's breakfast?"

In all seriousness, breast cancer is something that has touched all of our lives. If you have a couple bucks to throw at my donation page, it would be appreciated.



The event is at the end of this month (Sunday September 28th). Here is the URL for my donation page: http://www.ockomen.org/race/megand

She Who Shall Not Be Messed With

For S's and G's I decided to take an Israeli self-defense class. It's called Krav Maga and it was developed by the Israeli Army.

It's different from traditional martial arts in that all the moves are based on instinctual reactions. For example - if someone runs at you from the side, your natural reaction wouldn't be to issue a roundhouse kick to the head. You'd probably throw your arms up to block. Krav Maga teaches you how to block effectively and issue a counter attack at the same time.

Also, Krav Maga assumes that a street fight lasts less than a minute. They train you to defend, and escape. Here's a video that gives a general introduction to Krav Maga. There's also a pretty good Krav Maga explanation on wikipedia.





Watch more Krav Maga videos on youtube.