Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Traveling Comedian

I might have stated this before... but Marilyn Monroe once said "If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything."  In talking with someone last night... I realized that I really just want someone who can make me laugh.. REALLY laugh.. the kind of laugh where you can't breathe and you almost want to cry.  I giggle and crack jokes.. and basically just laugh and smile a lot.  I want to find someone who can do that to me.  In my past relationships, I have always been the one to make the other person laugh.  They see me as funny and pretty.  Then I have a bad day or a bad month and suddenly I am no longer funny because things are now serious.  All that is left is pretty in their eyes and then that goes away quickly because looks can't be everything.  And so it ends... The person I was talking with called me a Traveling Comedian. 

Of course, the goal is to find someone who will be with me when I am laughing and happy and stay with me when I have a bad day/week/month.  Someday... someday... For now.. here's some more laughs!!! HAHAHA! -.-

I <3 Stephen Colbert.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

*Dozes Off*

Tomorrow I will be back to normal. =(

Monday, January 29, 2007

Me = Going To Hell

I am super busy today.  But I did find time to reaffirm the fact that I am going to hell.

Please someone laugh with me. I am sure Kirk will.

I'll be back tomorrow. 

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Change Your Heart... Look Around You

I need your lovin'... Like the sunshine...

Sorry, I am extra sing-y today.  Anyway, today should be pretty quiet.  I am getting the training docs together for my replacement and trying to organize this computer.  I will be heading out early to take my drug test.  I am forcing this weekend to be quiet and relaxing.  Well, "forcing" probably is the wrong word for that.  I just have so much on my plate right now.  I can handle it.. I welcome it.  I enjoy being busy and challenged.. I just hope that not too many other things get dropped. 

Look!!! Yay-I-Got-The-Job-Purse... Probably will be the biggest purse I own.. But the interior is what sold me... Green Silk with yellow-ish green polka dots.  Should be here next week... *does the happy, jumping up and down, hair bouncing bounce*

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Professional Land Pirate

You walk through life with hopes and dreams.  You hold on to a hope and when that hope fades, you just let go.  I stopped holding out hope to get a position at my current company after the last round of interviews.  I went through a full day of interviews and the position just kind of fell into my lap.  I am nervous and scared I won't be able to hack it but I can always try... Few Details:  I will be in the same-ish position for an Executive Director, main MAIN building of the campus, working in Global Safety.  I start February 5th and in the meantime I am going to start training a new temporary for my current position.  I cried when I first heard (yes, I am a girl) and on the way home (yes, I am an emotional girl).  I have lots of stuff to do today so I am going to quit jumping up and down and actually work. 

I decided my site didn't have enough videos.  HA.  Here are some more...

This is me... How I feel right now.. especially that stretchy part when he walks off camera.  I have a Scottish Fold named Scottie (original I know). 

Guys are stupid.  But I love them.

Still floating... Good, happy song.  I know everyone hates him.  Especially since he is a man whore but I still like his music.

I love this song.  Nightswimming is just.. a beautiful song.. calming.. awesome piano.. relaxing..

Okay... this last video. >< Please excuse the anime.  I am not a huge anime fan.  NO Chris I am not really asian.  I just love this song so much.  I could not find a regular video of it.. my choices were this or Lost.  The Lost video was horribly made and didn't even do justice to the song.  (read.. JUSTICE.. not JUSTICAR).  Not many people like this music... but I do.  Enjoy... I'll be back tomorrow with more normal stuff. 

Pretty Little Things

So much to do!  Have to get ready for the new temp... have to take my drug test........  have to complete all my paperwork.  I signed my offer letter yesterday.  I almost wanted to frame my copy... =) It was just so... to come from the background I have to this... is just.. crazy.  But anyway, I am still not sleeping.  I walk around in a haze and just hope I get from place to place. 

Just a little tip... Don't put on lotion and attempt to type right away.  *sigh*

The 2007 Runway Shows are coming out... Here is a glimpse of the collections... (skip over this part if you are male).

Chanel - Not much of a fan for the whole black tights and pointy shoe look but the top half looks good.

 
 

Elie Saab - My favorite collection so far...

 
 

Christian Dior - It wouldn't be runway season without a little extreme couture.  Can you say "Japanese Inspired"?

 
 

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Friday, January 19, 2007

Very Frazzled

I received a call from the hiring manager (sort of) and she wants me to meet with a director today.  She understood I was probably in casual dress (understatement... sweater jacket, jeans and running shoes ><)... but I am running home in a minute to go change.  She had really good things to say about me and I am extremely happy about getting the interview.. I am just..... frankly my nerves are shot. 

Oh yeah, I got two hours of sleep last night.  Yay me. 

Have a good weekend.  I may or may not be back later.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Daily News

As I am tired and waiting for someone to return... I give you... the Daily News.  I believe that these news stories are better reading than whatever I might have to say in my daily dribble.  Read. Enjoy. Learn. Laugh.  (Oh, and please check our the tooltips when you scroll over the links... I put a lot of work into this.. hmm. No I didn't.)

First up... Canada has forced me to give it even more respect.

Must be something in the water that makes Michael Vick play crappy.  Or maybe I just don't like him. 

Very interesting news article about the latest development in stem cell research.  If this is true, maybe we can go forward with the research instead of waiting on the conservative right wing crazies to get their act together. 

And, certainly more important than technology that could save lives, Victoria Beckham sees the light of day and says "NO!" to the cult.  I will await the spaceship to land on Earth and kidnap them to some far off planet.

Lastly, I wish I had a need for Gatorade Post-Coital. 

In the past 4 days, I have slept a combined 12 hours.  This may seem like a lot but considering I normally get about 24 hours in 4 days... well you do the math.  Actually, I will do it for you... I have only gotten half of what I normally get.  Now why is this?  A number of factors... school, work, and a mind full of thoughts.  Oh, and the wind.  I blame the wind. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Barely Awake

Yesterday was a very long day.  Today won't be so bad... I have been asked to go out tonight but I think I am going to pass and go home to sleep.  I haven't slept much in the last few days.  Anyway, I am too tired to write much.. So how about I just make you laugh and get it over with...

This one is for Chris... I respect this guy more because he didn't do the whole go-into-character cliché.  But then again he is talking about teabagging... That in itself deserves respect. 

Some Words

There are just some words you don't say.  This word is one of them.  Especially the full length of the word.  I don't care what you believe... if you are for or against it or just don't care.. but this is a word you just don't say.  I am known for asking people to not say the word that begins with c and ends with t.  The only reason for that is that my father used to say it to my mother and every time I hear it I cringe. 

Besides, no one messes with the adorable, sad-faced, puppy-eyed George. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Floating...

This weekend was very low key and simple.  But after it I am relaxed and floating.  It was only until afterwards/this morning that I fully realized how much I needed a weekend like this.  I discovered a lot about myself and I am now more whole than I have ever been in the past few years.  It's a good feeling.  I feel like I am floating a good 5 feet above my body. 

Friday, January 12, 2007

Friday Sleepy Giggles - Clips & Music

It's Friday, Payday and the beginning of a 3-day weekend.  I woke up and got into the shower... so tired.. sleepy.. I leaned against the wall just let the hot water fall down my shoulders and back.. I almost fell asleep.  Even now just thinking about it I want to doze.... I bought my Burning Crusade copy this morning but it remains to be seen if I will get to pick it up from the store on release day.  Work is steadily busy and I'm decently distracted.  So I will get on with the good stuff.  Here is my standard Family Guy clip. 

Here is the opening to one of my favorite Disney movies.. Lilo & Stitch.

Now I have no idea why I like this song... It is super trendy and popular... But I first heard it when it wasn't on the radio yet in an episode of Grey's Anatomy.  The song is set to the movie Final Fantasy - Advent Children which I adore.  It's my very small Japanese side coming out.  I love Cloud.  I have never found animated characters to be "attractive" or "sexy".  But damn, Cloud is certainly an exception.  Maybe it's the hair........ I don't know.  I'll shut up now.  Watch.

This final song is for my friend Ian.  I hadn't listened to The Receiving End of Sirens in almost a year.  Love the song.. the guy running though... wow.... =) Have a good weekend... I'll be back on Tuesday!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Limping To Friday

This week is going by slowly, which I think is because I have a long weekend.  Kelly wants to go out to a wholesale store in Van Nuys for furniture.  I have taken a new interest in playing my mage, Plumeria (Tenooki Groupie).. and since I am supposed to be "resting".. I think I will play her some this weekend. 

Now I am just stalling.. there is a big Excel sheet I have to hack into and I don't wanna! *cry face* Okay... I'm going now...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Observations From Yesterday

Last night I started my class that I am taking to finish my degree.  A few things were really interesting about the night... I looked forward to going.  It is going to be excrutiatingly easy for me to pass it.  Now Biological Anthropology is not the most exciting subject.  Lots of theories, molecular science, creationism vs. fundamentalism vs. evolution... etc.  I thought with working all day and then going to class that I would have trouble staying awake or paying attention.  I had neither problem BUT I did try distract myself.  I was trying to think about something that someone had said to me the night before.  This something.. I really wanted to think about.. It had been running through my mind all day... I tried so hard to concentrate on that something (8 words to be way too exact) but I found it to be difficult to focus on anything but the professor.  Maybe this is a sign that I have grown up and increased my attention spawn.  I don't know... but to sum it up... I think I am going to look forward to the late nights. 

Tomorrow I have an interview for a different position... I won't get started on that again because I am still down about losing that postion.  I am also bringing in a candidate for my boss to hire for one of his open positions.  This means walking him around the campus in heels.  Wonderful.. another ><

Friday will be good... should be... hopefully...

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

133

No, 7 is not missing from that number.  I am in no way "1337".  That's my IQ.  I am not sure if that is good or not.  It said "Your Intellectual Type is Insightful Linguist. This means you are highly intelligent and have the natural fluency of a writer and the visual and spatial strengths of an artist. Those skills contribute to your creative and expressive mind. And that's just some of what we know about you from your test results."  No idea if this is true or not but it was an interesting test to take.  Click here if you would like to take it.  You might have to register but I never get spam from them only if I have just taken a test.  <3 dorks. 

This morning started off not so good.  A very important meeting series that was scheduled by me magically dropped off about half of everyone's calendars...  So the meeting that was scheduled for this morning did not happen.  Not too happy about that.  Anyway, first day of class.  I won't see my house/bed until 10pm tonight.  *sigh*

Give me this... plus a wood burning fireplace, a blanket, a soft couch or a bunch of pillows, and someone I love and you get one happy Brittany.  Maybe not the thunder... I am easily scared of loud noises.  But I still would love it...

My Patricia Fields Wish List

Now for those who don't know who Patricia Fields is... she was the costume designer for Sex and the City.  Of course, that rings a bell with no one.  But anyway, I have decided I want a few things from here web store.

  1. Legendary Necklace by Noir - same deal.. Silver..
  2. Rainbow Plastic Magazine Clutch - something I might actually buy~
  3. Candy G-String - you know you want one..

So for those who have been fooled into thinking I am this intelligent, successful girl... You're wrong.  Along with the books listed to the right... I also read websites like A Socialite's Life and Faded Youth.  Hey.. where else am I going to get pictures like this??

Monday, January 8, 2007

Monday Morning Mumblings

The wind here has just been unrelenting... howling... whistling... pounding against the side of the house.  I didn't get much sleep... These two clips speak for me. 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!! *breath* HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Friday, January 5, 2007

Yay... It's Friday... (A Long Post)

Visual representation of me this morning.

For my gross guy friends...

For the same gross guy friends.. here is a Family Guy clip.. I think at one point he rides through... Doom?? Maybe.. I don't know. 

For myself.. because I like rough-around-the-edges men like Harry Connick Jr...

And a trailer from my favorite movie.. I have no idea if anyone else likes this movie but.. it's one of my favorites. 

Alright!  I am done.  This weekend should be very laid back.  It's AB honor weekend so I am going to try to get my chest piece.  BC comes out the day after our holiday (couldn't make it before could they...)  Also, someone told me there are going to stagger shipments so the chances of me getting a copy... hmm.. I am not sure.  Maybe I should pre-order... I don't know how to do that though. =(  Anyway, I am off to a meeting and off for the weekend.  Enjoy yourselves.  But not too much...

Sad Bear...

What a way to start the weekend... 

"Brittany,

The position has been filled.  I heard VERY positive feedback from XXXXXX and XXXXXX regarding your interview.  In fact, they asked me to make sure that I work to find you a position.

Kind regards..."

I guess I did get my hopes up because I feel really down now.  I know I shouldn't have... I think when I heard that they ran my background I was pretty sure I got it.  I wish they had let me know before the holidays.  Granted I didn't spend my whole week off thinking about it... but it did cross my mind.  I know.. I know.. I should be thankful I even have a job, especially this one where I don't have a degree.. but... Maybe I was hoping that my good fortune would keep going my way.  Not to say that it has stopped.. just.. hit a speed bump.  Oh well, it isn't the first time I have been disappointed and it certainly won't be the last.  Just a crappy way to start the weekend. 

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Something In My Eye

No Jokes Please.

I have something in my eye!  It's making my left eye all blurry and teary.  And it hurts! Anyway, I am sleepy, which is nothing new.  My boss came up to me this morning all cheery and said "Welcome to Thursday!".... Yes... Thursday... My throat is much worse today.  It was very cold this morning and extremely dry.  It is supposed to rain this afternoon (YAY!) through this evening but sunny tomorrow (/cry).  For a change it should be steadily busy.  I may or may not be back later.

/point me

/point bed

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Can't Sleep.

Considering the past couple weeks I haven't slept much.  I should be in bed.  But I am not.  I am sitting in my big leather chair... wrapped up in a blanket wide awake.  I tried to sleep.  I really did.  I gave it a good honest effort.  I laid down.. opened the window... turned the pillow over to the cool side.. gave myself a little fantasy (non-sexual, you dirty people) to think about.. and closed my eyes.  But I didn't fall asleep.  I am so going to regret this tomorrow.  But here I sit... running my fingers through my hair.. wrapping it around me from the back and making it fall to the front.  It's a habit.  I do it often.  I am rambling but bear with me.  This post MUST have some point. 

Today I walked into my townhouse.  I set down my keys and cell phone.  I walked into the kitchen and started preparing dinner.  I went to the bedroom and changed into PJs... hung up some clothes.. put my heels away.. I cleaned up my dishes and made my lunch for tomorrow (turkey on wheat, carrots and pretzels)... I straightened up my desk... checked on dinner... started an episode of Grey's Anatomy.  Why am I writing all this down?  Because I stopped and realized how my actions were that of someone who has grown up.  I am self sustaining.  I provide this roof over my head... I make this life my own.  As good or as bad as I make it... it is my own.  I am on such a good path.  The fact that I am labeling it good... that's all me.  I make it what I want.  If it turns to crap, that is my doing... Responsibility... feels good.  Granted I have been this way for almost 3 years so it's nothing new.. but this time around... my happiness is dependent only on myself.  Now this statement is scary... but exciting.  I really just... need to accept this and go back to bed.  I think I will.

I'm moving
I'm coming
Can you hear, what I hear
It's calling you my dear
Out of reach
(Take me to my beach)
I can hear it, calling you
I'm coming not drowning
Swimming closer to you
 

Alpha Dog

I love true crime and biographies.   I read the news and watch documentaries.  I like Court TV and I read a ton of books on famous cases.  I am not sure what it is... maybe it's the mystery factor... Anyway, there are cases I just find too disturbing to look into.  The case of Jesse James Hollywood and the slaying of Nicholas Markowitz is one of them.  Why this case is more disturbing than other things I have read... I am not sure.  I know a few people who were friends with some of the people involved.  The events mostly played out in West Hills, CA, where two of ex boyfriends are from (about 20 minutes away from where I currently live)... the actually killing happened in Santa Barbara at a familiar camping area... I'll give you the basics. 

In August of 2000, Nicholas Markowitz's older half-brother owed a drug debt for weed he bought from Jesse James Hollywood, a 20 year old waste of human life.  Jesse decides to kidnap 15 year old Nicholas and hold him hostage for the money.  Ben Markowitz, the older brother, doesn't come up with the money.  Hollywood, being the real man that he is (please feel my sarcasm), decides to have Nicholas killed.  He sends some underlings, if 20 year old drug dealing nobodies can have underlings... north to Santa Barbara.  They make Nicholas march in front of them and then stop to dig a hole for himself (I'm not sure if this was shown in the movie).  One of the guys with him then shoots Nicholas nine times and buries his body.  All of the people involved were captured quickly after the murder, except Jesse James Hollywood.  He ran to Brazil and was finally caught in 2005.  You can read about the story here.  There has been a movie made since before Hollywood was captured.  It stars Justin Timberlake which I find to be... I am not sure... different.  Clips I have seen are so disturbing I can't judge his acting.  Defense lawyers are trying to get the film blocked but most likely it will end of being released. 

Anyway, here is the trailer for the movie.  I don't believe it's been officially released as the trailer yet.  Either way, I don't think I will be going to see it.  The story is too sad and it was filmed mostly in West Hills and Santa Barbara along with scenes in the surrounding cities.  Oh, and one more thing I should add... Ben owed Jesse $1200.  A 15 year old kid's life ended over $1200. 

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Bright and Sunny Tuesday Morning

First real post of the new year.  I could say the typical "Wow can't believe it's the new year" but really.. I can believe it.  2006 had to end.  I rang it in quietly.  While all the bad memories are still carried with me.. they are not in the forefront of my mind.  This year holds endless amounts of happiness and opportunities to make better memories.  I return to school to finish my degree next week.  I am still waiting to hear about that job I interviewed for.  I don't have my hopes too high... if I get, I get it.  It would just be nice to hear either way. 

I have a bunch of goals to accomplish this year but one of them is purely pleasure.  I want to visit the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, Washington.  It is located on Pier 67 and is within walking distance of multiple Seattle attractions.  I am definitely going to visit this year. 

Front of the Edgewater
 
Plus, every room comes with a bear footstool.  How cute is that?
 

Monday, January 1, 2007

Happy New Year!

It has begun... =)