my day in noises

blerggg (don't want to get up)

awwww (didn't end up getting to see babies or Thomas fam today)

AGH (playing mariokart)

SHHHHH (wishing our next door neighbor's dog would STFU)

*&#(@&! (playing super mario brothers 3)

meh (making final changes to new resume)

sighhhh (applying to job whose deadline is tomorrow)

eeeeeeeeeee! (making/finalizing plans to see kelly obenauer tomorrow in dc!)


This is what happens when you try and fix something that wasn't broken. I lost the old layout in trying to Fancy-New-Beesley-ify things. WHY!?

Stay tuned.

UPDATE: I think it's back to normal. ARG. (sooo, how's everyone doin'?)


40 years

Mom trying to show Dad how to add Favorites to the computer we set up in the basement for him...

Mom: “Now say, you have a web site that you just love…”

Me: “You’re obsessed with it”

Dad: “Like eHarmony”

Mom: *glares at Dad*

Dad: “Oh, okay, so, not eHarmony. Let’s say ‘I’mHappyInMyMarriage.com’”

Mom: “how about ‘eYou’reDead.com?’”


random thoughts.

I watched three documentaries this weekend. I guess I’m watching so many because there are a ton of good ones available in the “Watch Instantly” section of Netflix, so…I pay for it, why not use it? Plus it was a rainy Saturday, perfect for curling up under a cozy down comforter and watching movies. You could say all three of these were educational in a non-educational sort of way. Which is to say, I was entertained more than I was educated. But that’s okay.

In addition to “Fuck” and “Jesus Camp”, as I indicated via twitter, I watched “Super High Me”. It was a sort-of spoof of Super Size Me, obviously. Doug Benson (comedian, usually on Best Week Ever slash all VH1 talking head shows) is apparently a big stoner, and he decides to stop smoking pot for 30 days, and then smokes pot all day every day for 30 days. He does all kinds of tests, gets a physical, etc etc before and after. It also goes into a lot of state/federal law issues that California faces. I was more excited by all the stand-up comedian cameos than I was the “message” of the movie, in all honesty. Arj Barker makes a brief appearance – I have a big crush on him. If you don’t know him, he plays Dave on Flight of the Conchords. I heart him. Paul F. Tompkins, Rob Riggle, and Zach Galifianakis also make appearances. I think I might be a stand-up comedy nerd.


I have this feeling that something is going to happen soon job-wise. I have no evidence of this. Something in the air, I don’t know, but I’m gonna embrace that feeling for a little while. My sudden optimism, I’m sure, will only be increased this week due to the following things:

*Frank, Blue and Parker return Wednesday night
*I got a haircut today.
*Because of FB&P’s return, I will spend the next three days cleaning the house from top to bottom. Not a fun process, but the end results always make me feel good.


Can I talk about OPI nail polish for a second? Can I talk about how much I love it, and it’s the only kind of nail polish I own now? I try to not be a snob about beauty products, but OPI is just so good compared to the other eighty billion brands I’ve tried. I used Revlon for a while because it’s what my grandmother used, but…it chips in three seconds. Sally Hansen streaks like a mofo. I won’t explain why I don’t use Wet n Wild. (hint: it’s because I’m not 13)

Nail polish has a weird effect on me; it’s such a mood-changer. A couple of weeks ago, after I picked my nails to death, I took a file to them and then put bright cherry red nail polish on them. I instantly felt kind of sassy, but a little 50s retro too, mixed in with a dash of gumption. ALL BECAUSE OF A NAIL POLISH. I don’t know if my mood is too easily influenced or what, but it works. Am I the only one?


Who needs enemies...

Last night I watched a documentary called “Crazy Love”. Has anyone else seen it or heard of it? It’s a true story about a man named Burt Pugach and Linda Riss. It’s your classic “boy meets girl, boy and girl date for a year, girl finds out boy is already married, girl breaks off relationship, boy becomes obsessed, boy hires thugs to beat up and terrorize girl to coax her back into boy’s arms, police won’t do anything to help girl, girl finds other love and becomes engaged, boy then hires other thug to THROW ACID in girl’s face and blinds her, boy goes in and out of jail and psych wards, girl's fiance leaves girl because he sucks, boy still tries to contact girl and send her money, girl says no, boy is on parole and still tries to contact girl, girl’s friends set up a meeting between boy and girl because they are worried that girl is 35 and single and doomed, boy and girl start up relationship again and get married” story.

YEAH. Here’s the thing. So the documentary focuses on the obsession/craziness of the guy, and the general “what the fuck!?” of the girl….no one points out THAT THE FRIENDS HOOKED THEM BACK UP. The women, “friends” of the girls, tell the cameras that they did it, and schemed to do it, but never at all acknowledge how fucked up it is. And they still talk shit about the guy and wonder why she is back with him….WHY, IN GOD’S NAME, DID YOU BRING THEM BACK TOGETHER!? Jesus H., that’s almost more disturbing to me than the fact that they actually got back together.

It’s also funny that the friends’ motivation was that the girl was 35 and single…spinster city, here she comes. How times have changed, for the better.

Epilogue: This is just too good…”then boy gets arrested again for having an affair with a woman half his age, and making violent threats against her but gets acquitted, boy still married to girl after all this”

Even though I kind of just told you the whole story, I would suggest renting/watching it anyway. It's good.