Monday, August 30, 2004

Monday, Monday

Why does it seem like it is Monday more often than any other day of the week? The weather really blew this weekend. My swimming pool days are numbered and I couldn’t take advantage of the time I have left this weekend because of the bad weather.

I caught up on my sleep and my many hours of TV recordings on Tivo that I haven’t been watching. Tivo was feeling very neglected and now he’s clear and ready to record all new shows that I won’t watch. I started preparing for the next bridal shower round which is now less than two weeks away. Everything is ready to go except my wardrobe. I hate buying clothes right now 1. because it is in between seasons and in St. Louis you never know if a September day is going to be 60 degrees or 90 degrees and 2. because I’ve been losing weight for the last few months and even though nearly all my clothes are too big I don’t like buying smaller ones right now because I’m still losing. So not only do I have to spend another Saturday celebrating nuptials that irritate me I also get to be uncomfortable in whatever I choose to wear! In case you hadn’t figured it out, I’m kind of cranky today.

I stumbled across a great internet test today, the Ethical Philosophy Selector, which I highly recommend taking. My results were as follows:

Thomas Hobbes (100%) Click here for info
Cynics (92%) Click here for info
Jean-Paul Sartre (82%) Click here for info
Nietzsche (82%) Click here for info
David Hume (80%) Click here for info
Stoics (80%) Click here for info
Epicureans (69%) Click here for info
John Stuart Mill (66%) Click here for info
Jeremy Bentham (58%) Click here for info
Nel Noddings (58%) Click here for info
Aquinas (57%) Click here for info
Ayn Rand (57%) Click here for info
Kant (52%) Click here for info
Plato (49%) Click here for info
Spinoza (44%) Click here for info
Aristotle (41%) Click here for info
Ockham (28%) Click here for info
St. Augustine (26%) Click here for info
Prescriptivism (19%) Click here for info

I have to say it was right on. I love a good internet test so if you find any other good ones please let me know. I’ll leave you with this final thought “Monday Monday, can't trust that day.”

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Today is the gloomiest day. It’s raining and icky and I can feel my hair frizzing as I type. I’m blogging when I should be working. I’m sure I’m not the first one to do that though. It’s a very slow day at work which kind of matches the weather. I’m so excited to just go home and watch TV and do nothing. I hope that you too, reader, take advantage of this weather and get in some couch potato time.

Monday, August 23, 2004

2 Weekend Recaps

This Weekend...

This weekend was completely different from last weekend. Friday after work I left for my father’s house in the country. I didn’t come home until Sunday night. It’s a small town about an hour and a half west of St. Louis. When I was in high school my parents used to have to drag me there but now I go there willingly between 3 and 10 times a summer. I swam, canoed, read, walked, rode four wheelers, helped list some excess inventory at the store on ebay, watched many hours of Direct TV, caught up on local town gossip with some neighbors, and slept. It was very mellow. I didn’t want to drive home and I didn’t want to go to work this morning. The weather is a total downer today.


Last Weekend…

Friday night: I went to a family dinner at my cousin’s new home. We had family in from California and my cousin and her fiancé wanted to show off their new house. I slept at my mothers’ house since I was already in West County and had to be back there at the crack of dawn because I, along with 4 other bridesmaids, gave a tropical pool party bridal shower last Saturday.
Saturday: I was at Sam’s in Town & Country at 8 am. We decorated from 10 am to 11:30 am when people started arriving. The party went pretty well, the pool and decorations looked great, my cousin and her friends had a good time, the food was really good, and I got to be smiley all day. For those of you who don’t know me that well a bridal shower is not my idea of fun. We had a cake that looked like brunette Barbie doll dressed up as a bride. The skirt part was the cake. Why did I need to go into so much detail about the cake? I needed to because it was silly and irritating to me. By 3:30 everyone was gone and I tried to fall asleep but couldn’t get a nap in. I find it very difficult to sleep in the middle of the day.
Saturday Night: 7 pm and the girls from the afternoon starting gathering again at my mother’s home. Saturday night was the bachelorette party. We had dinner at Gino’s on Hampton at 8 pm. Dinner was very good considering we had a party of 16. I decided to toss Atkins out of the window for the evening and had a very nice risotto. The surprise of the evening for my cousin was an SUV limo in front of Gino’s to take us where ever we wanted for the rest of the night. We went to the Chase, the Big Bang on the Landing, and Harry’s. I was finally in bed at about 3 am and it felt really nice. I couldn’t tell you the last time I was anywhere on the Landing. It was quite an experience.
Sunday: I spent the day lounging around @ the pool. I needed to relax and reflect after all that excitement. At least 50% of the women at both parties were either newlywed or engaged. Why do I find I’m constantly wondering why I’m not anywhere near that point in my life or if I ever will be? Are these feelings really my own or do I let what I think everyone around me wants and expects for me effect my thoughts too much?

Friday, August 20, 2004

Dog and Butterfly

Last night I ventured to St. Charles to see Heart at the Family Arena. This was my first trip to the Family Arena. I must say I give it a thumbs up as a venue. It was easy to park, ticket prices were modest, sound system was good, seats were comfortable, etc. The crowd left a little to be desired but I suppose I can’t expect too much in St. Charles, right?

When in Rome do as the Romans do…
When in St. Charles at the Family Arena order an $8.00 32 oz Bud Light (a.k.a. really big hoosier martini) and drink it all really fast…so I did. All in all it was a good experience. Heart rocked. For their encore they brought the house down with Led Zeppelin’s “Rock ‘N Roll” and “Misty Mountain Hop.” There wasn’t a single person in the place who wasn’t standing up and screaming.

I’m heading out of the city for the weekend. I need a little R & R.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004


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