Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"At Least We Dig Each Other"

Currently listening to: Incubus- Dig

I figured I'd just to a quick life update on here today. This past weekend I decided to give my apartment a makeover. Spring cleaning I guess. I'm pretty happy with the results and feel uplifted in some way. Cleaning is a very...well.."cleansing" activity to me. I always feel better after doing it. I think a lot while I clean so I'm guessing that has something to do with it. Plus, it's just always great to come home to a nice, clean, cozy apartment. Part of this process was buying a dresser from IKEA then spending about four hours building the damn thing. The store worker was right when he warned me, "It takes professional carpenters 45 minutes to put that together. You're gonna be a while." I love IKEA, often referring to it as my heaven, but dammit they need to work on their directions. They are impossible to interpret. I found this particular part of the directions amusing and wonder how many confused and frustrated calls they get a day.


Another reason I gave the apartment a face lift was I'm having a friend over for a movie marathon tonight. If you read my blog regularly, or really at all, you already know my love for movies. I'm not sure exactly what we are going to watch, but I'm sure it'll be good times no matter what. I took off work tomorrow so I could fully enjoy tonight and plan on doing just that ;).

P.S. This is quite possibly the best news story I've read all month. I want one of those ASAP.

-jme

Friday, March 27, 2009

What I'm Listening to Today

Here's a glimpse into what I listened to today at work. Kinda random I know. That's just how my mind works.

  • "I'll be" -Edwin McCain (used to play this on my flute when i was younger. i was such a nerd)
  • "Kiss" - Prince
  • "Amber" -311
  • "Sleep" -Azure Ray
  • "Breathe Me" -Sia
  • "Love Her Madly (acoustic)" - The Doors
  • "All My Loving" - Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe Beatles cover)
  • "Ni**as Die for Me" -Drag-on (Derek and I used to loooove this song. haha)
  • "Damien" -DMX
  • "How's it Going Down" -DMX (man I didn't realize how much I used to like this CD)
  • "This is the Life" -Amy MacDonald (a suggestion by Bryan a couple days ago, kinda addicting)
  • "You Know I'm No Good" -Amy Winehouse
  • "What a Wonderful World" -Louie Armstrong (I'm a nerd, I know)
  • "Please Mr. Postman" -The Marvelettes
  • "Perculator" -Cajmere (how I got to this I have no clue, im ashamed)
  • "Dig" -Incubus
  • "Running Away" -Hoobastank

Wow. My mind does work in strange ways. I'm halfway embarassed looking back on this list now. Thank god not many people read my blog lol.

-jme

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Summer 2009

I'm super excited for summer to get here for numerous reasons (in no particular order):


  1. O's games with the girls
  2. CAMPING!!!!
  3. Being tan
  4. Beach trips
  5. Day drinking at bars on the shore
  6. Incubus <3
  7. All Good festival.....recent addition to my schedule and I'm super excited for it!!
  8. Impromptu road trips (I'm known for these)

Lisa just sent me this. It's too cute not to pass along. Check it out.

And if Spike Jonze ruins my favorite childhood book with this movie I'll smack him. It better be good Spike. You hear me?

-jme

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Not What I Want


So.....how come when I'm single I get a crapload of attention from guys I don't want, and none from the one that I do? This always baffles me. Tonight I got two different dinner invitations and neither came from the guy I'm kinda interested in. WTF + FML.

This is why I say the dating scene sucks. I get the drunk guys who've "had a crush on me since we were in English class together."
Here's some quotes from tonight's convo with said English class guy (because Jen insists and they are pretty funny) (on an additional note I did not entertain any of this, he just kept 'em coming lol):
"forgive me i am drunk but i think your hot and should not be singel. really well when can i take you out"
"i mean ill go from here to whereever for a pretty girl"
"i have hada crush on you since english 103...102 at the peake"
"i mean you way to cute to be single...even if i just get to take you to a movie that would be a dream come true :-)"
And....... I'm going to leave on that note. That's about enough. Man, what a try though.

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh :/

-jme

Incubus..Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Today I found out that Incubus is coming to Merriweather in August and honestly I almost wet my pants. I have to pre-order their new album in order to get pre-sale tix next week, all totally worth it in my book.

I'm watching the "I wish you were here" music video right now and seriously swooning. I want Brandon Boyd's babies. Now.

The last time I went to see his fine little ass was many a year ago. I ended up trading tickets with a guy who wanted to sit with this girl, leaving all of my friends behind. The guy was in the second row and he traded me for my lawn ticket!!! It was like the sky parted and I was in heaven. For the next couple hours I danced my tail off and stared at the gorgeous, often angelic, Brandon Boyd. Best. Night. Ever.


136 days.......................and counting.
-jme


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Late night venting: What is flirting and how is it done????

So it's currently 1:47 AM and I'm gonna vent a little here. Don't worry only about two glasses of wine have been consumed. I will not want to delete this tomorrow lol.

Webster's dictionary says flirting means "to behave amorously without serious intent; to show superficial or casual interest or liking."

Urban dictionary (sorry I had to do this) says flirting is "You dinking around with the opposite sex. complements and shit," "sexually socialling contact to the opposite sex," and "this is a difficult word to define because what may be flirting to one person may not be to another. i guess, as a verb, it would be defined as intentionally trying to attract the attention of one you "like" using means that could be considered seductive." Thank you Monkey for acknowledging the fact that what may be flirting to some, may be just friendly behavior to others.

Tonight I realized that I do not know how to flirt (Or if I do, every guy I've flirted with just hates me and thinks he's sparing my feelings by pretending he has no idea of my intentions). When I become interested in a particular fella I seem to either revert back to elementary school (punching, insulting, etc.) or become like an 80-year-old nun (calling them Sr. or some other ridiculously unnecessary grammatical ploy). I really am beginning to think I'm severely socially awkward. I always joke that Jen and I are the two most awkward people on Earth, but I very well may be. I just wish maybe there was an easier, more direct way to show someone you like them, without looking like a complete idiot. And, as I've talked about in my previous "fear of rejection" post, I know that there isn't. I've just gotta suck it up.

I just really wish I could be more girly, flirtatious, and at times I guess even..... seductive :/ . I'm much too awkward to be any of these, which makes my life as a single female a little difficult. I'm too broke (recent college grad ughh) to care much about style or clothing, can't do makeup worth a shit and feel like a clown when I actually try, and laugh in awkward situations which makes being seductive absolutely impossible. So, what is a girl like me to do???

-jme

p.s.

I find comfort in knowing that my name (Jamie) on Urbandictionary comes up as "a sweet girl", "thief", blah blah blah and then entry #5 (which I prefer) "a really big boner." As in "Dude that girl gave me a Jamie." (most of the entries were super-cute though, I'm glad to know my name is synonymous with cool chicks) On that note I will go to bed now.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Song stuck in my head right now

Kings of Leon "Use Somebody"

"I've been roaming around always lookin down at all I see.
Painted faces fill the places I can't reach.
You know that I could use somebody
You know that I could use somebody
Someone like you

And all you know and how you speak
Countless lovers undercover of the street
You know that I could use somebody
You know that I could use somebody
Someone like you

Off in the night while you live it up I'm off to sleep
Waging wars to shake the poet and the beat
I hope it's gonna make you notice
I hope it's gonna make you notice
Someone like me
Someone like me
Someone like me
Somebody

Someone like you
Somebody
Someone like you
Somebody
Someone like you
Somebody

I've been roaming around always lookin down at all I see"

"Snugs" wanted

I'm in serious need of what Jen refers to as "snugs."

Links for today:
  • An honest R&B song. Hilarious.
  • An actual flying f**k. Only Lisa would find this.
  • The anatomy of a hangover. My favorite one is "unsolvable predicament" AKA story of my life.
  • Woman does "things" with her dog. Ummm....gross. Just a police report people so it's safe for work.

-jme

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Links for the day

Here goes..........

-jme

Monday Morning Photos



image 2 via heyitswil
image 1 via inacard

Sunday, March 8, 2009

:)


It's amazing how with just one playful text message someone can make your weekend. :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Watchmen Tonight!!!

I'm going to see Watchmen here in a few hours and am suuuuuuuuper excited! Normally I hate when people repeat letters for emphasis but that was totally necessary in this case. Though I haven't read the book, which I'm pretty embarrassed to admit, I do know of the series it was based on and understand why it took over twenty years for this film to be made.

Even more exciting is the girl's night I'm having prior to the film. Me, Jen, Lauren, Em, and Hill (and a friend I think) are meeting for drinks and appetizers at Red Robin, which has slowly become one of my favorite places here lately (corny and tacky I know). My drink of choice there is the Sand in My Shorts. It's absolute heaven in a glass.

Here's the recipe:
  • 1/2 oz Midori Melon
  • 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 oz Raspberry Liqueur
  • 3 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 3 oz Orange Juice
  • 1 oz Sweet and Sour Mix

So, anyways I'm super excited and will post my thoughts on the movie sometime this weekend. Also, I'm trying to subscribe to Jen's new rule of jumping into things with both feet. It's going well today :)

-jme

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Extremely Irritated

WARNING: I am in a horrible mood this morning so if you're having a glorious day I would wait to read this.

Nothing angers/saddens me more than bad parenting. There's been a lot of news coverage here lately on the topic and my frustrations have just been increasing with every article I read. First off, fucktards like Nadya Suleman AKA "Octomom" SERIOUSLY piss me off. This morning a bunch of 911 calls that have been made from her home were made public. In the most shocking call (in my opinion) Nadya frantically calls the police because her son is missing. She proceeds to repeat "Where is my son?" and eventually tell the operator that she's going to kill herself.....She's saying all of this in front of her other children!!! And the worst part is the son was just out taking a walk around the neighborhood with his grandmother!!!! She can't take care of her 6 children she already has. Why the hell should she be allowed to bring her other 8 home? I really hope social services steps in and finds these children adequate homes. A mother's selfish need to feel needed by her children should never upstage the needs of the children she's caring for.

This sad excuse for a human being neglected her child to the point where she was raised by dogs.....seriously. Thank god the child is "mentally and physically healthy despite her ordeal."

I think stories like these really frustrate me because I have one of the most amazing mothers in the world. Also, the women in my family find it basically impossible to get pregnant. It took my mom almost ten years of trying before becoming pregnant with me. None of my aunts have been able to conceive, one turning to adoption instead (which I'm super glad she did and am considering it as part of my future plans now). It just confuses me how such wonderful people have trouble being parents and then individuals like "Octomom" can have 14 children.

Ok, I'm gonna go take a breather now. I'll probably post something more upbeat later today. I just had to get that off my chest first.

-jme

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Playing Catch-Up Here

Currently listening to: Q-tip "Vivrant Thing".........guilty pleasure of mine lol.

Quotes of the day:
"You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened—or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on. "
Tupac Shakur

"If you can make a girl laugh-you can make her do anything"
-Marilyn Monroe

I haven't posted on here for a while and honestly have no excuse. I just haven't had much to say. My life has been pretty boring, just working sleeping and eating really. But, over the past couple nights I've been thinking of a few things to write about so here goes.

Being in the dating world sucks. It's so mfn confusing. I honestly don't know how people do it. One person likes another person, maybe the feeling is mutual, maybe not. You don't know until you make it pretty damn obvious that you're interested, therefore risking the embarrassment of rejection. I have come to realize in the past couple days that I am terrified of rejection. I honestly don't know how guys deal with it (since they typically do most of the active pursuing). Also, usually the person one becomes interested in is some sort of friend. Therefore, you also risk ruining a friendship over making your intentions known. So, the point I'm trying to get to here is: How does one show interest in someone without the risk of rejection? And I'm beginning to realize it's not really possible. I guess I just need to decide whether it's worth the risk and either "man up" or give up.

Alright enough of me babbling..
Links of the day:
  • Justin sent me this one. It's pretty funny. It's a flowchart that describes 90% of all pornos.
  • Oh man this made me giggle. But I really want to know how they got in there.
  • I totally want some of these. Imagine giving a guy your number on one. That would definitely leave a lasting impression.
  • Lisa sent me this. It's just awful honestly. I mean it's one thing to blow it in your cat's face but actually forcing it into a box, horrible.
  • This is just gross. I don't see how it's romantic at all. Every time I would look at the ring I would remember it came out of my butt.
  • This is 90% of the reason I want to have kids. Seriously.
  • I love these kids. I know this video is old, but still funny.

Okay, that's enough for now. Maybe I'll add more later.

-jme