Wednesday, October 31, 2007

An old obsession in a whole new way

Last Friday night in St. Louis, I had the priviledge of learning to make beer! It was amazing to learn about everything that goes into it. Not only is it a relaxing process, but you can drink beer while making more.
I've been searching the internet for affordable home brew-making kits, so I can get started. I'll be saving up my tips from Scooter's, and before you know it you may get an invitation to come and drink some of my beer!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Why do we do that?

There are two trends I've noticed at Scooter's, and I have been guilty of myself. The first is that when someone offers to pay for their friend's drink, the friend makes a joke about how they are going to get a large whatever, plus several pastries, etc., and then they settle for a small cheap drink (most likely not what they would have gotten if they were paying for themselves). The question: why do we belittle people's generousity? Why do we feel guilty when someone else offers to pay. It's their choice.
The second thing I see tends only to occur among women. When alone, a woman can order their drink without hesitation for the most part, but when with a friend, they must confer with one another to see what the other is having and what size. This information influences what each will order. The question: Why doesn't each get what they really want? What holds them back? What are they afraid of?
I, henceforth, will strive to be grateful for the generosity of my friends and order what it is that I want.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

I forgot how much I like Demotivators

Maybe it's unfortunate that I enjoy cynicism, but it's just so funny. My friend Ben reminded me of Demotivators. The tag line: The only consistent feature in all of your dissatisfying relationships is you. Find more funny at

Friday, October 19, 2007

The inevitable question

In just a few weeks, maybe days, my mom will ask me what I'd like for Christmas this year. When I was a wee grade school lass, my brother and I would pour over the toy section of the Sear's catalogue and pick out dozens of things we wanted, simply by seeing them for the first time. But, now, I have to be more careful. I am aware that there is a Christmas budget and my desires have grown more and more expensive. And, I am very picky, or specific in my tastes sounds nicer. So, this year I have created a wish list that I can email to my family with links to the products online. That way my family will know exactly what I'd like. The great thing about is though, is that the internet is like a gigantic Sear's catalogue for adults!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

One of my favorite faces

I am a dog person. I can't help it, I'm drawn to them. I have been struck lately about just how much I love my dog. She warms my heart. She can be annoying as well, I'm not going to paint an unrealistic picture, but I am so very fond of her. She rarely lets me get a picture, so with the help of photobooth and a sit, stay command, here she is (Sorry they're so big).

Monday, October 15, 2007

Haikus again

today is Monday
cool, dreary, cloudy
like Monday should be

Is it happening to me?
Shall I dare to hope?

Monday, October 8, 2007

Happy Columbus Day?

Columbus Landing
Does anyone else think it's weird that we celebrate Columbus Day, and that the government workers get the day off? I mean come on.