Thursday, August 31, 2006

The newest member of the family

Thanks to the Karpen girls for voting for what Pod I needed. I went with their vote - after getting verbal affirmation from Alicia and Michael concerning the color -- black is very hot very now very hot... here's she is:

Monday, August 28, 2006

I wish iPods only cost a nickel

After a series of unfortunate events culminating in the St. Louis airport, I am iPod-less. Short story, I left my iPod somewhere and it's lost and gone forever.

Who has votes on what kind of new iPod I should get? I wish there was a 6-15 meg iPod I could buy - while I realize 30 is 'great' I feel like it's a bit unnecessary - I only have 6ish of music right now, and really don't mind when ALL my songs are not with me ALL the time... But unless someone from Apple can give me the heads up that this is on it's way, I'm going to buy one in the next week or so before another series of trips begin...

What do you think?

How do you spell scary?

Seriously - is this not the scariest picture of any person you have ever seen? Eew creepy. Not surprising people thought he might've murdered somebody...

However, now they're NOT charging him? I sat in the St. Louis airport for 3 hours a few weeks ago listening to all this business on the CNN playing loudly and non-stop -- annoying at the time and now SO not worth it as they've ended up not pressing charges.

Happy birthday Alicia!

An early birthday present -- free wi-fi is coming to Caribou! Though their rules sounds a bit confusing?

The service, offered through Wandering WiFi, is expected to be up and running by next month. Wireless Internet access will run at no charge for up to an hour of use. After an hour, Wi-Fi users will be required to make a store purchase of at least $1.50 per additional hour.


If you're a PR fan, you've got to read the funny article about last week's show. Clearly, it's a spoiler so if you haven't watched the DVRed show, hold up on reading.

Otherwise, proceed with Advocate PR article...

PS Going back to the first episode, the same writer profiles each designer - also hilarious...

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Ever heard of the

331 Club in NE Mpls? I'm not familiar...

Go Gophers?

Best of the Best: Top 20 Campuses from The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students
(in alphabetical order)

American University
Duke University
Indiana University
New York University
Oberlin College
Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University
Stanford University
Tufts University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Puget Sound
University of Southern California

With 3 from red states, if I'm counting correctly...

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Strange but true...

Meet Alyssa, current girlfriend of Jake I know from Boston, aka John's old roommate, aka Jen Meyer's friend from Wausau, WI, aka short Jake. Prior to dating Jake, she was the former Miss Teen Maine. Apparently dating Jake has made her even hotter because, believe it or not, his girlfriend has just joined the ranks of New England Patriots cheerleader. And as far as I know, is still dating Jake.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


I'm glad to be home after my trips to CA, MO, and SD in the last few weeks. I'll try to catch up on sleep, laundry, and blogging soon...

Monday, August 14, 2006

Dear Ticketmaster,

I know that technically you don't decide when/where shows will be, but why is it that ever good show I see coming to town is here when I'm not? I'm gone alot but come on?!?!?

Scissor Sisters play at the Myth Nightclub on 10/7/06 (tix on sale on Sat) but I'm at Amy's wedding in Dayton that weekend

And Ben Harper is in St. Paul a week from Saturday, when I'm at Amy's Bachelorette Party in Chicago.

Apparently Amy, you're ruining my concert plans:)

Researching tailgating near the dome

I found this bulletin board called the Gopher Hole for Gopher Fans and think it's fun to check out.

I also posted a query as to where people are planning to tailgate this fall since the condos exploded along Wash Ave - we'll see what people have to say...

It's that time again...

Each August I enter the SNL ticket lottery - I figure I could plan a trip if I were ever picked or give them to a friend. You can only enter this month so drop them an email!

Saturday Night Live

To enter the Saturday Night Live ticket lottery for the upcoming 2006-2007 season send an email in the month of August only to Please include all contact information and do not request a specific date. If you are selected, you will receive two tickets to a random show date and time. You may only send one email per household and all audience members must be at least 16 years of age. Please note that entering the lottery does not guarantee tickets, and you will only be notified in the event that you are chosen.

Stand-by tickets are distributed at 7am on the 49th st. side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza on the mornings of the tapings. You may choose a stand-by ticket for either the 8pm dress rehearsal or the 11:30pm live taping. Stand-by tickets are limited to one per person and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be advised that a stand-by ticket does not guarantee admission and no one under the age of 16 will be admitted.

Michael is a weiner

I failed to post this on my blog earlier this year -- Michael Krans won a big award in May. It's now posted on the AKPsi blog - check out the article - it's real fun...

Michael - who nominated you?

PS Look for another friend who's been published, and not in Stuff magazine. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Seriously most fun ever

Zippy's wedding wins - lo siento to the weddings I've attended in the past and those planned in the future, but Chrissy and I had an unbelievably fantastic time at Zipporah and Oliver Sicat's wedding last night. Woo hoo.

UPDATE: All the mom-viewable photos have been posted... ENJOY!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Sadly, I'll miss the show - you shouldn't

Officially, Bob tickets for 9/19 go on sale on Wed Aug 9 at nooner.

History Fact of the Day

It was on this day in 1974 that Richard Milhous Nixon went on national television to announce that he was resigning the office of the president. He was the first American president in history forced to resign. During Nixon's second election, a group of men wearing rubber gloves were caught breaking into the Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate Office Building. Nixon wasn't the first U.S. president to tap phones or to use the FBI to spy on his political opponents, but Nixon was the first president to be investigated for such activities, and he tried to use his power to stop the investigation. The Washington Post as well as congressional investigators kept digging. At first, it appeared that no one could prove that Nixon knew about any of the misconduct, but then a former White House official named Alexander Butterfield mentioned that Nixon had secretly taped all of his White House conversations. The tapes were disastrous, since they showed that Nixon deliberately tried to cover up the Watergate scandal from the beginning.

Congress drafted articles of impeachment, and Senate republicans informed Nixon that if he were impeached, he would be convicted. So, on this day in 1974, Nixon went on television and announced his resignation. He said, "I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first." More than thirty of the men who were closest to him went to jail for their roles in Watergate.

His policies as president had been surprisingly liberal. He began arms control agreements with the Soviet Union and eased relations with China. He established the Environmental Protection Agency, expanded Social Security and state welfare programs, and he tried to create a national health insurance system. Historians believe that if Nixon had just been more confident in his ability to beat George McGovern in the election of 1972, the Watergate scandal would never have occurred.

Gopher Updates from the Pioneer Press

Former Gophers hockey stars Krissy Wendell and Johnny Pohl have been dating for some time. Wendell's father, Larry, and Pohl's father, Jim, were former junior hockey teammates. Pohl and former Gopher Erik Westrum have guaranteed $460,000 contracts with the Toronto Maple Leafs for next season.

The Indianapolis Colts are experimenting with former Gophers defensive tackle Darrell Reid at fullback in short yardage situations.

Monday, August 07, 2006

$100K salaries

This fun Forbes article talks about careers with high salaries you might not expect.

Phrase of the Day

Ridin' Dirty.

Alicia guess relating to cars is much more the correct answer than mine - I related it to STDs.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

You Belong in London

A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique woman like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Freaking Olive Garden???

I found this list of companies that will match their employee's gift to Minnesota Public Radio. Companies like ATK, General Mills, Toro, 3M, Unilever, United Defense, the West Group, and Xcel Energy will all match your donation. Oh, and Olive Garden? Whatever...

In what city are these restaurants located?

I was disappointed in myself when I saw that I'd only heard of 3 of these 5 restaurants that are "new" in the Mpls -St. Paul area. Margaux was a dinner club choice - yummy! for being in St. Paul. I know Spoonriver is near (in?) the Guthrie, and Willie's is over on Harmon by Buca.

I like to think I'm savvy on new things going on but the other 2, Cue and Level 5 Cafe, I had no clue about. Dumb Laura.

Fun furniture stores in Mpls

Blu Dot - in NE, spendy but cool

Start to Furnish - Bloomington, looks like a subset of Schneiderman's

Joke of the Day

Toward the end of the service, the Minister asked, "How many of you have forgiven your enemies?"

80% held up their hands.

The Minister then repeated his question. All responded this time, except one small elderly lady.

"Ms. Jones?" "Are you not willing to forgive your enemies?"

"I don't have any." She replied, smiling sweetly.

"Mrs. Jones, that is very unusual. How old are you?"

"Ninety-eight." she replied.

"Oh Mrs. Jones, would you please come down in front & tell us all how a person can live ninety-eight years & not have an enemy in the world?"

The little sweetheart of a lady tottered down the aisle, faced the congregation, and said: "I outlived the bitches."