Thursday, October 28, 2004

This is funny! Posted by Hello

What I'm Reading

The Source, James A. Michener

Old Age

So I know I'm getting older….When I went to Macy's the other day to buy boots I went to the Junior shoe dept. (I'm still not at the point yet where I can spend upwards of $300 on a pair of Stuart Weitzmans). The music was so loud that I couldn't think!! Come to find out there was a live DJ and he was playing old school jams like We Want EFX by Das EFX and Real Love by Mary J. Blige (those are considered old school now, aren't they?). Once I got acclimated to the noise, I was alright and sang along (because these are the songs of my youth), but initially I was just very annoyed. There was another time when I was browsing through Abercrombie with a friend and we had to shout to each other the whole time because the music was on full blast. I'm not so sure that I want my shopping experience to be the same as my clubbing experience. So I guess today is as good as any to start the official countdown…….18 more days until I’m 31. Only 9 more years until 40 and only 4 years left to bear children. (My new cut-off is 35 since my old cut-off of 30 has come and gone.) :) :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The Life of an Investment Banker

from the viewpoint of the significant other, that is. I haven't seen Christian the past week, even though we sleep in the same bed every night. He gets in after midnight when I'm sleeping and I leave the house a little after 8am, while he's still sleeping. We do talk after I get home from work when he calls me when he has decided to take a break from the madness. Why does he do it? I can't answer that. The question becomes HOW does he do it? How does one function on a few hours sleep while working 14 hour (minimum) days? If I work past 7, I get surly and my vision becomes blurry…my body is telling me that it's time to quit. I can't understand it! And weekends too. We really can't plan anything. We can't escape the long arm of the Bear cause we can be reached by cell, pager or blackberry. (Why does he have a pager AND a blackberry?) I know that he works very hard and I shouldn't really be complaining because he is the one physically putting in work, but it affects me too. I can't sleep in on the weekends because his phone and pager goes off by 7am on both days, I have to be quiet while he listens to taped conference calls that happened earlier in the day on his computer (but at least he's home), and I don't know when to make dinner cause he may or he may not be able to make it. I guess I have to think big picture and pray that this will have all been worth it in the end.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

My Baby Daddy...

For those of you who don't know-The extremely talented Mr. Taye Diggs! Posted by Hello
Well I can dream-Can't I?!

Thursday, October 21, 2004


So, I got my confirmation in the mail today that I am registered to vote. Being the procrastinator that I am, I thought I had missed the cut-off. But fortunately I am all set come this November. Hopefully there won't be a repeat of last year. After that debacle, I felt that my vote really didn't matter and that I wouldn't waste my time anymore with it. But I thought about it...and even though I still don't think that the whole process is on the up and up, what the hell, right?

Friday, October 08, 2004

You Go, Girl!!

OSLO, Norway (CNN) -- Kenyan Deputy Environment Minister Wangari Muta Maathai has been named winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, beating a number of much better known world names to the prestigious award.
"It cannot get any better than this -- maybe in heaven," Maathai said after learning of the award.
She had wept with delight and planted a tree in her home town of Nyeri in the shadow of Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest peak, when she heard the news, Reuters reported.
Maathai, 64, is the first African woman to win the prize. She was cited for her work as leader of the Green Belt Movement that has planted more than 30 million trees across Africa.
Awarded the peace prize "for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace," she has also campaigned for broader women's rights. (Profile)
The award marks a new environmental theme in interpreting the 1895 will of Swedish philanthropist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite who founded the prestigious prize.
Until now it has most usually gone to people seeking to end armed conflicts.
"Peace on earth depends on our ability to secure our living environment," said Ole Danbolt Mjoes, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
The prize is worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.36 million) and will be handed out in Oslo on December 10.
"We have emphasised the environment, democracy building and human rights and especially women's rights," Mjoes said of the prize. "We have added a new dimension to the concept of peace."
Maathai's win came as a suprise to most observers. U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei had been the clear favorite.

The Apprentice

I don't know if it's due to editing, but under Pamela's leadership the women were actually focused on the task. There didn't seem to be so much drama and in-fighting. So why she got fired, I don't know. And I'm so sick of that 'little munchkin'!! She reminds me of my friend's Pomeranian, Maxie. He's always yipping around trying to be the boss and that is exactly how Stacy acts. Please fire her, Mr. Trump! And just one question, do George & Carolyn ever disagree with The Donald? Maybe Trump needs to look for the qualities of conviction and standing up for what one believes in his next apprentice, instead of the kiss-asses that flank him at the table who take turns tonguing his balls and tossing his salad.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Degrassi: The Next Generation

So why is it that a woman of 30 is sitting at home on a Friday night to watch the hour long premiere of Degrassi? I can't get enough! I think it's cause it reminds me of coming home while I was in middle school to watch Degrassi Jr. High. (And I know I'm not the only one who raced home from school to watch it.) So it's for nostalgic reasons why I need to see this show. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!