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Showing posts from July, 2005

Our Other New Guinea Impatiens

Over Fourth of July weekend, my mom bought us a New Guinea impatiens hanging plant. I wouldn't say that Matt nor I have the greenest thumbs, but eventually we figured out that if you water the plant every day that it would magically spring back from a seemingly dead state.

I half-jokingly compared my Grandmother to a New Guinea Impatiens last week. I know it's been awhile since I've posted any updates on her. Last week was not a good week in the story of her life. My parents had to bring her to hospice in Buffalo because she had lost a lot of motor skills and was in a lot of pain. Hospice has a wing where patients are there more to recooperate or get their meds adjusted. When we went to visit my grandma the day after she was admitted, my mom said she was 100% better as compared to the day before. This gave us some hope that the doctors could further adjust her meds and that she could come home by the end of the following week.

The doctors tell my cousin, Valerie, who has bee…

Babies Are Cute, But I'm Still Not Having Kids

I had to share pictures of Richard & Kim's little girl, Emily, because she's so cute.

And I have to admit that I like this picture as well of me holding Emily.

Believe me, no maternal urges. Mostly just, "Oh god.. I hope don't break it."

Slipping Into Summer

Every summer I try to make up a mix tape/play list of music to fit the mood of the season. Last year the mix sang the praises of the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Modest Mouse, and The Killers. In 2000, Portishead, XTC, and The Cure spun around in the heat. It was a bit more mellow in 1994, with Sting, Eric Clapton, and U2.

This year I mixed it up a bit. It's inspired by iTunes, WBER, and CFNY. It includes the most misogynist song I've ever owned. If you find a copy of it, listen and you'll understand the humor I found. Here's the list as of today:

Green Day - Holiday/Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Metric - Dead Disco
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Beck - E-Pro
Chemical Brothers - Galvanize
The Decemberists - 16 Military Wives
Ben Folds - B*tches Ain't Sh*t
Queens Of The Stone Age - Little Sister
Coldplay - Fix You
Gorrilaz - Feel Good Inc.
The Caesars - Jerk It Out
G Love & Special Sauce - Cold Beverage
Daft Punk - Technologic
Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
Bloc Party -…

Life as a Blog

"If, as you live your life, you find yourself mentally composing blog entries about it, post this exact same sentence in your weblog."

There are many moments when I'm out with Matt and we'll both say, "Oh man, we have to blog this!" Then there are the long entries I compose in my head that remain there. Most of the time those are the entries that belong more in my paper journal than on a public blog. While I don't mind sharing some of my personal life experiences online, there is a line that has to be drawn somewhere.

Meme By Necessity

I've been needing to blog, but finding time with the computer is rare lately. So blatently stolen from Heidi:

1. Using your Current Initials, choose a different name for yourself:
Janine Lucretia Calais Hadassa

2. If you were born outside of your era, when would you want to be born?

3. If you ran a store, what would you sell/have?
It would be a coffee shop that featured excellent coffee and teas. There would be wireless internet access, awesome music, lots of books/magazines for people to read while sipping their drinks, cushy couches and cafe style seating.

4. What part in a movie would you love to play?
The voice-over.

5. In your opinion, why do people suck?
Ignorance, lack of awareness of their actions on others

6. If you had your own state, what would you put on your new quarter?
The sign of infinity with the sun and moon

7. What's the oldest article of clothing you own?
A peasant dress from the 1970s or 60s. It was my mom's, but I don't know when she got i…