Friday, June 30, 2006

Cheaters never prosper, which must be why I'm poor.

Stolen from Lucy's Dilemma...

Directions: Add up what you've done, past or present. Give out the grand total. If you feel like letting everyone know just what exactly makes up your total then you go right ahead and put some sort of demarcation next to that stuff, such as bolding or italicizing the line or putting an asterisk at the start/end.

1. Have gone past first base--$4
2. Have had sexual intercourse-- $5
3. Have only went as far as first base-- $3
4. Have smoked an unfiltered cigarette or cigar-- $5
5. Have gotten so drunk, you've thrown up-- $5
6. Have gone skinny dipping-- $3
7. Have kissed someone of the opposite sex-- $4
8. Have had more than one bf/gf at the same time-- $2
9. Have cheated on someone you are in a commited relationship with-- $2
10. Have fallen asleep during class-- $0.50
11. Have cheated on a quiz-- $1
12. Have been expelled-- $5
13. Have been in a fist fight-- $3
14. Have given oral-- $5
15. Have received oral-- $5
16. Have prank called the cops-- $3
17. Have stolen something from a store-- $2
18. Have done some form of illegal drugs-- $5
19. Have dyed your hair a color that evokes stares-- $0.50
20. Have done something of a sexual nature with someone at least 5 yrs older than you-- $3
21. Have dated someone over 18 while you were under 18-- $4
22. Have eaten an entire bag of Oreos-- $0.50
23. Have cried yourself to sleep over a member of the opposite sex-- $1
24. Have said you love someone but didn't actually mean it-- $1
25. Have ever been in love-- $4
26. Have ever been in lust--$0.01
27. Have gotten caught doing something that you shouldn't have been doing-- $1
28. Have performed some sort of sexual activity in a house of worship-- $10
29. Have gotten arrested-- $5
30. Have spent a night in jail--$7
31. Have made out with someone at the movies-- $2
32. Have peed in a pool-- $0.03
33. Have played spin the bottle-- $1
34. Have done something that you regret-- $3
35. Have been in love with someone that you never told--$0.02

Poppy's total: $59.06 out of $105.56

Tag, you're it!

Spider transformation

Where the feck did Spider Walk go??!??!? She was there yesterday!!!! Oh, wait, here she is! Please update your bookmarks. Phew! She realized she forgot to tell us all before she deleted the old blog and just moved on. Happens. :)

I was stood up.

To all who were wondering what happened with my friend from the convenience store: She never showed. I called the number she had given me and I was told she was not there, which is better than it being a wrong number, but still doesn't let me know if she was coming or not. I waited half an hour then I went grocery shopping.

I had gone to Old Navy before our scheduled meeting time and got a new messenger bag, which I love.

I don't like to carry around a girly purse to work, so the messenger bag rocks. I can keep all my gadgets in it!

I'll try again with my pal after the holiday weekend. I don't think the stoodupedness was intentional. She was the one who suggested we have coffee in the first place. Maybe I'm gullible. Maybe I offended her. Maybe it totally slipped her mind. Maybe I dreamed that I made the date with her. When I came home and told Hay that she never showed he was so sweet. He immediately told me he was sorry she did that, and that it's not me, that I'm a great person. He read my mind and fixed my bad thoughts. :} That's why I love him, he holds me up when I can't stand. I do the same for him when I can, although I admit I need it way more than he does. (I front security and strength, but really deep down I'm very fragile and insecure...)

“Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam... ”

AnonymousCoworker is getting married on Monday, so I've sent a gorilla dressed as a belly dancer to his house with a box of cigars, a pack of condoms, and a box of wine. I think he'll love my portable bachelor party. :)



TMBG is playing. Right now.

Got to NPR's site then click one of the Listen live with... links. JOHN AND JOHN RULE! WOOHOO!

Stay safe

Happy Canada Day one day early, my friends to the North! Happy Independence Day a few days early, all y'all to my side! Here's a Legomation PSA to help keep you safe this holiday weekend:

Thanks to MollyGood for alerting me to the safeties dangers of Legoland celebration.

Thursday, June 29, 2006


Why is everyone singing about 808 now? Please help me to understand. I've read the Hip Hop slang dictionary, the urban dictionary, and wikipedia but I still don't get it. Why is everyone exclaiming it in their songs?! (Beyoncé and Kelis both have new songs in which they reference “808”.)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Alleged truths from People via Perez: Tori Spelling's mom Candy never called to let her know that Aaron died. Candy had an affair while Aaron was still alive.

Oh man, that is some cold-ass shit.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Quand le chat quitte la maison le chien mange du poulet.*

Oh, hey! Hi! How are ya? Listen, again I was busy today. So, um... *cluck* Yah.

I took Allie to the vet. I've almost convinced her (the vet) that Allie is psycho at home despite her completely cool demeanor while with the vet. Almost. I said I'd bring in videos next time of Allie being absolutely bonkers in between purring moments.

Tomorrow I'm having coffee with a new friend. I met her at the convenience store. She works there. I like her. She likes me. What more needs to happen? We exchanged numbers and made a date for tomorrow. She's a bit younger than I am but already has two kiddos, so she's already way more mature than I ever could hope to be right now. Looking forward to it, but very nervous about it. I've just been burned a lot of times at this point when trying to start and maintain friendships in adulthood. And, come to think of it, I've had issues of friendship abandonment my whole life. Granted, I was usually the one moving away and therefore terminating the friendship, but there was that one time when I tried my hardest to maintain a friendship between states, and ... nope, not successful. In fact, that friend would later in life make me choose between her and my guy friend who was my very best friend at the time. I chose wisely. She gave an unrealistic ultimatum. He is still one of my very good friends, she is now my unspoken enemy. The end.

Hay and I are having fried dinner. I need to go write down what I want so my lovely husband will order it for me. Happy Tuesday, and likely Wednesday, which is as busy as today. Yip, yip!

*Did you notice that makes no sense? :)

Monday, June 26, 2006


LA is done with Junk Feud. I'm going to cry. I wish you the best, Sweetie. Good luck with school! That's what you should be focusing on anyway. *sigh* *sniffle*

Beam me up, Dottie-kins.

Matt Damon is slated to play Captain James R. T. Kirk in the next Star Trek film. With Shatner's blessing, bien sûr! The next film focuses on Kirk and Spock's youthful days in the space academy. Somehow that just makes some sort of sense...

Bed Bud

Our favorite NYC pup Buddy takes a little cat dog nap. So adorable! Thank you, city, for sharing your doggie with us on occasion. :) (:

10 Things I Hate About Me

I stole this from Stefanie at Baby on Bored. Her “Things” are more interesting, but since you're here I guess maybe you want to read mine. So, here goes...

1. I have cheated on my partners in the past.

2. I’ve fed my vegetarian friends lard on purpose.

3. This one time when I wasn’t feeling well at my friends' house I couldn’t get their baby daughter out of the bathroom so I just shut her in with me and went #1 and #2. The whole time she kept saying, “potty!” to me and I kept saying, “yes, potty!” (She’s going to need therapy when she grows up, isn’t she…)

4. I like to smell my own poots, especially if I’ve recently had cheese. *poot poot*

5. I worry that my friends think I’m a child molester. There is no basis for this.

6. I’ve at one time felt loathe for almost every one of my family and friends. So much so that I had resolved to no longer speak to each one. Usually this stems from jealousy or a feeling of neglect (as in, irrational feelings that my family or friends don't care about/for me).

7. Despite my love for all creatures great and small I still eat meat and kill mosquitoes.

8. I’m very immature and selfish and stubborn and bitchy more often than I care to admit.

9. I am enraged when people make fun of me or attack my character. It’s not rational, constructive emotion, it’s sheer blinding rage.

10. I don’t mind eating the last of something, even if I can tell someone else wanted it. *pblt*

Feel free to remind yourself what you hate about you!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

A personal apology through the wires

To my dearest Mel,

I apologize for not reading your blog for almost an entire month. I am embarrassed. I had read it every day for so long, and then the busy time arrived and I abandoned you. Gah, what a bad blog girlfriend. I promise to do my best never to abandon you again, until the next time when life gets in the way again.

More smut, pretty please! I love it when you do your dirty girl talk.

Yours forever and always,

PS - You're my Angelina Jolie.

Sunday Garden Mega Party

One hundred fifty-nine glorious photos are in this week's set. The teaser is Spiderwort:


A not-so-pretty name, a glorious flower.

Because the set is so big and I feel like it, another teaser:


Are poppies not incredible? I think the answer, not not incredible, but rather, very incredible.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Poppy's day, step by step by step

Friends who had not yet seen the porch were up so we had a mini porch party late this morning. We sat on the porch, drank iced tea, and just blathered. What I didn't realize, which Hay told me later in the day, is that we were actually on the porch watching our neighbor across the street be locked out of the house by his lady. She had been on their porch with him, but suddenly got up and ran inside, slamming the door. He then tried to go in, locked door. He knocked softly, no answer. He then proceeded to walk super quickly in his socks to the inside garage entrance, also locked. He then went to the basement entrance and did not return. So, Hay theorizes he found an unlocked door. I theorize that I now know they hide a key near the basement. ;) I was so totally not paying attention across the street, but Hay is sneaky about his stealthy surveillance and totally hooked me up with all the juicy details. Thank you, Baby!

After we went to see Cars which was our second choice as a large group of friends after we realized that X-Men 3 was no longer offered as a matinee. The movie was cutesy. My favorite scene is the tractor tipping. I pretty much could not stop laughing, much to the chagrin of those around me. Oh, and when I got my popcorn I told the girl (she was a girl) behind the counter that I wanted a lot of butter. She delivered. Half the popcorn in the bag, lotsa butter on it, then the rest of the popcorn into the bag and a bunch more butter. LOVE. IT. I kept the popcorn leftovers. (Hey, I was eating dinner after, see below. I can't totally pig out the door.)

After the movie we had an early dinner at a local Thai restaurant whose owners we happen to know. We complimented the chef on the way out the door. Incredible spring rolls and tofu dishes (which is what I had).

Then we went to one of the couple's homes to hang out while they fed their kiddos. I got a little overwhelmed by baby-age and invited my guy pal from out of town to join me outside for a chat while everyone else stayed inside screaming their heads off. I specifically invited him outside because one of the kids kept yelling his name over and over and over again. Also, I wanted to catch up, since I've not seen him in almost a year.

After a little heart-to-heart chatter we all piled into vehicles to go get ice cream. I tell ya, I'll be glad when I don't have this freakin' back problem anymore (which is currently flared up for a couple reasons). I forgot to bring my meds with me so I was in a bunch of pain at the movie, and then I was actuallt getting sick to my tummy and grumpy after dinner. As soon as everyone started trying to make plans for breakfast tomorrow I just lost it. I also got seriously nauseous while waiting in line for ice cream because one of my friends was bouncing her daughter on her knee and the floor joists didn't seem to really exist so the floor was bouncing, and it was warm in there so the combo of warmness and elevator feel plus no Tramadol made me super ill. So, the evening ended charmingly. Good thing I get another chance to shine tomorrow, because this is totally a competition. (Not, just talking crap.) At least I was cute today with my RAWR kitty shirt and my tight but not too small jeans. :D

Okay, and this is just too adorable not to mention: Lightning and Mater bubble bath! (No, that's not my bubble bath, I found it on the Pixar blog.)

That thing should be illegal

If you'd like to see a seriously freakishly-long penis then watch the film À ma soeur! (aka Fat Girl). You have to really be looking, but jeezum h cricketknockers it's bigger than a horse penis! Just be forewarned that this is a Catherine Breillat film and there is a gruesome scene at the end of the movie.

(I'm going to get some interesting visitors now... Allo!)

Tori's daddy died :(

As many of you know, the legendary Aaron Spelling had a stroke a few days ago. Despite reports that he was doing well, he has passed away. :(

No more odd shows that somehow just work. No more feud between Tori and her dad. I hope she had the chance to make peace with him before he died. I can't imagine feuding with my dad then knowing he died without being able to reconcile with him first. I would infinitely be guilt-ridden.

Photo cred: OK! magazine (je pense)

Update: As Elsa pointed out to me, Tori and Aaron reconciled on June 11. Close call!


I was studying for my security certification yesterday. All day. Into the night. And I'm nowhere near done. And then I watched a movie with Hay (Underworld: Evolution, which was just a'ight). Then I tried to post and Blogger, the evil b-itchy that she is, was down. So, hi there. :)

I'm spending at least part of this day with friends. Yes, real friends! In my physical life! Hehe. I'll report on that later.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

So, what group of people is our “esteemed” president going to make fun of next?

After Sunglasses Gaffe, Bush Apologizes to Legally Blind Reporter

June 14, 2006 — The president was in a jovial mood during his Rose Garden press conference Wednesday, joshing with reporters, excited to aggressively defend the Iraq war in the midterm elections, optimistic about his recent trip to Baghdad.

Then he was told a reporter he playfully teased about wearing sunglasses during the press conference has a serious vision problem and is legally blind.

By the end of the day, the exchange had merited a presidential apology. The reporter, Peter Wallsten of the Los Angeles Times, said he bears no grudges and accepted the president's apology quickly.

"Clearly the president has more important things to worry about," Wallsten said.

The incident happened towards the end of the press conference, when the president called on the 34-year-old Wallsten.

"Are you going to ask that question with shades on?" Bush asked.

"I can take them off," Wallsten offered.

"I'm interested in the shade look," replied Bush. "Seriously."

Wallsten said, "All right, I'll keep it, then."

"For the viewers," the president said to the TV cameras, "there's no sun." Some in the press corps laughed.

"I guess it depends on your perspective," replied Wallsten, Zen-like.

"Touché," said the president, who then took Wallsten's question about Karl Rove.

A Presidential Apology
Wallsten has Stargardt's Disease, a degeneration of the central area of the retina called the macula, where cells sensitive to light send visual signals to the brain.

It turns out Wallsten wasn't trying to be hip or cool or cop a 'tude — he was wearing the pricey sunglasses because recent studies indicate that the progression of Stargardt's disease can be slowed by wearing sunglasses that protect the eyes from ultraviolet rays.

Wallsten suspects the president was informed of his gaffe by White House Communications Director Nicolle Wallace, who knows Wallsten and been aware of his vision problem for years, dating back to when both were in Tallahassee, where he worked for the Miami Herald and she for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

(Rest of story, source.) How embarrassed would you be over this? Wait, would you have been an asshole and given the guy trouble in the first place? Yah, no.

Guilty pleasure: The Hills

I actually have a lot of guilty pleasures that I am just not able to admit to the people in my physical life but have little difficulty admitting here. Anyway, here's one: The Hills. I've never seen The OC, and actually have no interest in doing so, but I am addicted to following Lauren's life. Who knows why, it just works for me. If you've not seen it then check it out and let me know what you think. (KIM, I know you watched The OC. If you're watching The Hills, please provide a comparison.)

MySpace half-tries but gets it wrong

From TechCrunch:

New BNL single released!

Woot! (Click it or ticket!)


So… I fell outta bed last night. For the first time since I was 5. I was reaching over my head, in the dark mind you, to grab [something] and didn’t realize how close I was to the side of the bed. I fell on my left side, but of course it’s my right side, the side which has the back pain, which is feeling the brunt of it this morning.

Have you ever fallen out of bed?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Helen makes me laugh really hard

This is her newest shirt:



Just picked up Nelly Furtado's new album in iTunes. It is teh hotness (sans l337). I'm loving it. Man, some mommies are just so freakin' hot I can't stand it, and she's one of those.

How to resolve no sound from some Mac OS X (10.3, 10.4) apps

I was connecting to a webcast for work, but the company required that I go through a multimedia wizard first. During the course of checking my system the wizard failed me for not having RealPlayer or its plug-in (a buncha shite, it's right there ya big dork) and then sound to RealPlayer, QuickTime, YouTube (essentially anything fun except iTunes) broke. Not working. I could hear IM, I could hear email alerts. Yah, yah, I could hear iTunes, but it was just really frustrating. I actually RTFM'd (QuickTime Help search: sound) and found this support article which explains that my audio output frequency was set too high, and that setting it back down lower would fix the problem of me not being able to hear in some apps. For reals, yo, it worked! Woot! I love the challenge of fixing something weird like that. But, that company that effed up my settings could use a spanking.
Psychotic people are psychotic.

Where the heck is Avi?! Cancel that. If I'd just read my comments...

And, why does it STINK outside, everywhere, no matter where I walk outside? Some places smell like pee, some like poo, others like just plain garbage. Ugh!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


From B via Bearette!

1. Which curse word do you use the most?
I'm really into simply exclaiming "F!" lately...

2. Do you own an iPod?
Yes, a metallic blue mini that has been bedazzled thanks to B.

3. What time is your alarm clock set for?
I smashed it to bits, it's set for burial.

4. How many suitcases do you own?
I dunno, a bunch of them.

5. Do you wear flip flops even when it's cold?
No.  Considering where I live, that would be a seriously stupid idea.

6. Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture?
I like to be on both sides, although I'm typically the taker.

7. What was the last movie you watched?
A Home at the End of the World

8. Do you or any of your friends have children?
Almost all my physical-life friends have babies.  Most of my blogger friends don't have kids.  How odd...

9. Has anyone ever called you lazy?
My uncle called me lazy when I was 13.  I wasn't lazy, I was just spoiled. :P

10. Do you ever take medication to help you sleep?
That'd be yes, Bob.

11. Which CD is currently in your CD player?
CD player?  Uh.  What's that?

12. Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?
I prefer them both, but no longer drink them so as to maintain a healthy weight.

13. Has anyone told you a secret this week?
Oh, probably.  I'm a vault, and apparently I send out an unspoken message to everyone that I keep secrets indefinitely if asked to do so.

14. When was the last time someone hit on you?
At my conference two weeks ago.

15. Can you whistle?
Not so well right now with the braces.

16. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?

17. Do you think people talk about you behind your back?
I know they do.  Bastards.

18. Did you watch cartoons as a child?

[question missing here]

20. Are you shy around the opposite sex?
Depends on the situation.

21. Which movie(s) do you know every line to?
No movie, I'm really bad at that.

22. Do you own any band t-shirts?
Yep: They Might Be Giants, Barenaked Ladies, and Spin Doctors.

23. What is your favorite salad dressing?
Blue cheese, please. (Not to be confused with bleu cheese, which is just snobbery.)

24. Who was the last person to make you mad?

25. Do you do your own dishes?
The dishwasher does my dishes.

26. Ever cry in public?
Why, just Sunday I cried in the parking lot at the local Agway!  What fun for the woman in the car next to us!

27. Are you on a desktop computer or a laptop?

28. Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?
Uh, no.

29. Would you ever date someone covered in tattoos?
If Hay suddenly were covered in tattoos, yes.  Otherwise, no.

30. What did you do before this?
Ate dinner.

31. When is the last time you slept on the floor?
Poppy don't sleep on no floors, fool!

32. How many hours of sleep do you need to function?
8 or 9 or 10

33. Do you eat breakfast daily?
Is water + meds breakfast?  No?  Okay, then no.

34. Are your days full and fast-paced?
Yes, much to my chagrin.

35. Do you pay attention to the calories on the package?
Sure, but really more to the fat.  Not that I am generally detoured, but if we start going into 400 calories or more per serving in one pre-packaged food item then it's time to look for an alternative.

36. Do you use sarcasm?
Ha, I read that as orgasm at first.  I love both.

37. How old will you be on your next birthday?
Older than I am now, for sure!

38. Are you picky about spelling and grammar?

39. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
I have been to an affiliate of them, which I didn't realize was one all the times I went as a kid.  But, never to a traditional Six Flags.  My stepsister's daughter was just banned from Six Flags for life!  How messed up is that?!

40. Do you get along better with the same sex or the opposite sex?
It depends.

41. Do you like mustard?

42. Do you sleep on your side, stomach, or back?
I typically sleep on my side, although my most restful sleep is achieved on my back.  It takes me too long to fall asleep on my back to choose that option nightly.

43. Do you watch the news?

44. One of your scars--how did you get it?
Fell off my bike.

Huh, I guess we're all done!

Ladies Gentlemen of Distinction

Look! There'a a gentleman's quiz!! Avi, you have to let me know how you do on that.

You Are 68% Gentleman

You are definitely a gentleman. You're very considerate and you have excellent manners.
Occasionally, you slip and do something foolish... but usually no one notices!

Woot! Thanks to BarbieMartini for letting me know about this quiz! :)

Rumbly tumbly

My stomach is doing somersaults today. I really wanted to go to work today (don't laugh) but couldn't be away from a bathroom for more than 15 minutes while awake. This condition began at 2:40am and has been literally kicking my ass ever since.

I started reading The Cuckoo's Egg by Cliff Stoll. The story is great, even if Cliff's ability to deliver suspense is a bit odd. He keeps trying to draw his reader in by giving us a hint of the future, rather than just giving us the story. It's actually a bit comical. The story itself is definitely no laughing matter. It's an early example of cracking into computing services for the ultimate gain of profit. If you're at all into computers this is actually something you should have read already, but for some reason my random way of falling into computers at 13 leaves odd gaps in my knowledge of computing history. I even took a computing history class in college but perhaps the story was too new.

Time to go eat Jasmati. Happy Tuesday, Internets.

Oh, one more thing. Last night Hay and I watched Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and we both agree it was the best movie we've seen in a long time. Very quirky, very unexpected. Watch it, you'll love it. If not, then I'll refund the money you gave me, which was $0. :D

Monday, June 19, 2006

Ass ass ass ass, and some more ass

In my recent keyword activity I find a variety of hilarious searches that led to my blog. But, I am eternally amused by the fact that the most common keyword search activity involves the following combinations: juicy phat ass, big phat juicy ass, glorious juicy ass. And, I'm pretty sure it's just the one person who lives in Maryland but works in Virginia who does the searches. (Am I right? De-lurk!)

“Suck it, pal.”

Soooo hilarious. If you'll notice, that's his middle finger. If you'll also notice, there are three huge fingermarks in that cake (click to enlarge). If you'll further notice, the shells are white chocolate. He stole the largest one and ran all over the reception hall with it in his mouth like a doggie chewtoy. He's so much fun!

This photo is from the wedding I attended the day before I left for my conference two weeks ago. This kiddo was the ring bearer for his parents' wedding. His mom is my sister, which makes him my nephew. Sort of. Long story, which I won't go into. My sister is not a blood relative, so I don't look anything like this guy, in case you were going to try to figure out what I look like based on him. (Yah, I've got you figured out, Blogger-stalker!)

Baby mama not-so-drama

Kim is a mommy! Can you believe it!?! A few months ago she's a swinging bachelorette and now she's moved in with a BOY!*, and she now has a FURRY KID WITH THE BOY. Que la freakando f?!! My girl is growing up!!!

Look at this absolute cutie patootey pie:

Killian with his chewtoy

I can't stand it, TOO CUTE!

*She calls him “The Boy”, I'm just reiterating.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Thank goodness I scored lower than B, cuz she's the ladiest lady I know!

You Are 64% Lady

Overall, you are a refined lady with excellent manners.
But you also know when to relax and not get too serious about etiquette*

*Or punctuation, apparently!

Sunday Garden Party


(Does that look like a heart to you? Does to me. A fluffy heart with a peony stem center.)


I'm off to hide from the sun which has gone from non-existent to overly intense in one day. Oh, and to ice my cellulitis acquired by bug bite last night while touring my dad's backyard after some drainage work was done. (Ironically, when he gave my step-mom the tour she sprained her ankle, which is now patriotically red, white, and periwinkle.)

(I like parentheses.)

(I do!)

Saturday, June 17, 2006

You Are 16% Sociopath

You're empathetic, loyal, and introspective.
In other words, there's no way you're a sociopath... but you can spot one pretty easily!

Thanks to the ladies at Barbie Martini for keeping me entertained. :)

Friday, June 16, 2006

Come sail away

I'm going sailing. Soon. For the first time. Evah. Yikes. If I don't write any more blog entries you'll know that I've drowned. Later, gators!

Update: I did not die.

Bruce Willis's reprised balding hair and mustache role

Hay and I watched the theatrical version of 16 Blocks last night. I thought it was so-so, while he really liked it. It just seemed a bit predictable and had that “I've already seen this movie a hundred times before” feel. Also, it took a very long time to get used to Mos Def's character's voice. I guess the very end was new, but not because it was some sort if ingenius plot bit. I'd say if you've got time to kill then watch it, otherwise I recommend taking a pass.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Films and Misdemeanors

Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott is making a movie!!!:

    Universal Pictures announced Wednesday that the Supa Dupa Fly rapper will play herself in the big-screen version of her life story. De Niro and Jane Rosenthal's Tribeca Films is set to produce the biopic, which is currently in the development stage. Elliott's manager, Mona Scott, will also shoulder some producing duties, according to Variety.

    Elliott, 34, previously appeared in Honey with Jessica Alba, but this will be her first top-billed role.

    She started off performing in the all-girl group Sista in the late '80s before joining up with childhood pal Timbaland, with whom she formed an enduring songwriting and production partnership. The pair contributed nine tracks to Aaliyah's 1996 album One in a Million, cementing their rep as an R&B force to be reckoned with. (Source)

I'll keep my fingers crossed that the movie covers Baby Girl, who deserves a mention.

Thank you to for passing along the story.

Would you like some whine with your jail cell slop?*

I was going to post a question of “is it just me or does Tina on RW/RR Fresh Meat whine too much?”, but then I read her most current cast profile:

Question answered, tyvm. She keeps complaining that the new people don't know what they're ever talking about and that she's been around for years. Ya know what, Sweetie? We all still think of you as the NKOTB. So, shut the f up. Thanks.

*Episode 4 reference. Yicky. You can drink up all the DNA you want, Tina.

Ben Broussard is t3H h0tn355

Did you know that Cleveland Indians first baseman Ben Broussard is a musician? His song Hold Onto Me was featured on Dog the Bounty Hunter. I looked him up on the Internetses and found the album available through CCNow*. Good stuff! A sample of his self-titled album is available here. Since it's a sample the songs meld together. Hay thinks he sounds like Cat Stevens. I say he sounds like butta.

*Not available through any of the normal online channels, such as Amazon or iTunes.


I feel incredibly stupid when ... ... my fingers are over the L and R on my earbuds so when I twist them back and forth to figure out which one goes in which ear I am confused by not finding the L and R. Dur. Dur. Murr. Murr. (BTW, I finally moved my fingers and found the L and R, in case you were wondering.)

Déjà Vu

Je vous promets this is not becoming a music blog, it's just what I'm into at the moment.

Here's a hot (yah, I said hot) new track from Beyoncé and Jay-Z titled Déjà Vu. (cliquez, SVP)

Love these two together. Thanks to Tabloid Whore! for turning me on. :)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Faster Kill Pussycat

I really like Brittany Murphy, can't help myself. So, I need to post this or else it will continue to nag me:

Popcorn will make you rich.

I always knew my favorite non-cheese snack was good for something...

Letterman's Company Funds 'Candy' Comedy

Jun 13, 5:25 PM (ET)

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Need money? Plug Explod-O-Pop. When secret investors pulled out from "Strangers With Candy," a comedy starring Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert, director Paul Dinello turned to late-show host David Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants Inc.

"We needed to get money in a week. We called Worldwide Pants and they said, 'We'll pay for the whole thing and you guys can do what you want,'" Dinello said at the CineVegas film festival last week. "The only thing we had to do was we had to put in Explod-O-Pop."

The plug for the $5 microwavable popcorn that Letterman gives to guests and sells at the CBS online store was a nice gesture, not a condition for funding, Dinello said. Besides, Letterman adores Sedaris as a comedian, he said.

"He gives that money to charity," Dinello said. "I mean he didn't like say, 'Either you put this in or we're pulling our funding out.'"

"Strangers With Candy" is the $3 million prequel to the Comedy Central cult hit show that ran from 1999 to 2001. It is about a 46-year-old ex-junkie, Jerri Blank, who leaves prison and re-enters high school to succeed and hopefully snap her father out of a coma.

The film is set for a limited distribution by Think Film Company Inc. at around 100 theaters in major U.S. cities starting June 28.(Source)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

In related news

I hate it when I pull the muscle in my back that is behind my heart because then I constantly fear that I am having a heart attack. Ya know?

Last night I planted the left porch bed. I had planted a right porch bed before I left on my trip, but Hay had not had the chance to dig out the bed for me before I left. It's pretty much a mirror image of the right bed, although some of the trees and flowers are different. The general pattern of the beds is the same -- trees in the back row then flowers in the front two rows. I think it will look awesome when the plants mature.

I totally forgot to go through my May 30 photos which would have been part of the June 4th Sunday Garden Party set, and hence the combined June 4 plus June 11 sets. So, on June 18 I will include May 30 photos. There are some truly beautiful images in that set, so I need to publish them.

I think I'm all done with the crush on my instructor. I know, short lived. I didn't want to have it in the first place, so the faster I get over it the better. I was speaking with another blogger about having crushes after being married. I'm convinced it happens to all of us. Am I right? I can't really help who I find interesting, but I can choose not to act upon the crush. Which is what I did in this case. And any crush cases. Because I'm married. To Hay. And I like him. A lot. Fellow bloggers, I truly wish to hear from you on this subject. If you are married or have been, or have been in serious relationships, did you crush on others?

Here's a random photo I took at Hay's grandmother's birthday party a few weeks ago:

Hay's cousin's son carries this container of bugs, frogs, snakes, and lizards around with him. He's 4(ish), so it just makes sense. Speaking of crushes, that little boy is just the cutest thing since pie, and he was crushing hard on me. His mom (Hay's cousin) teased him that I was his girlfriend. He was a little embarrassed, but then he hugged me. :) Little kids can get away with that, but you know if some guy had tried to do that to me* he woulda got the goo-goo kick.

*Earlier I said “do that to him he woulda” which was a Freudian slip. I meant do that to me. Doy. Apologies to all who thought I suddenly turned into a child molester.

Monday, June 12, 2006

I hope you dance, in your pants, with a lance (Bass)*

I've seen the existence of this video everywhere, and I even watched part of it once with the sound turned off and thought it was... for lack of a more PC term... retarded.

But, Elsa sent me the link and told me it would make me laugh, and Elsa is a great person so she wouldn't steer me wrong, right?

Right! This time I watched it with the sound on. I didn't fall out of my chair until the MC Hammer dance.

*I know, I know, Lance Bass ain't no BSB. But it rhymes!

Un moment, SVP

In regular life this isn't a lot of messages, but in Poppy life it truly is. I'm backlogged, so gimme a little time to read through all of your thoughtful comments.

BTW, I watched The Simple Life and I thought they handled the Paris v. Nicole ’rift“ nicely. Nicole truly is a little evil... :)

Sunday Garden Party

Finally. On Monday. Oh well, it's my party and I'll have it when I wanna have it. :P

Here's a set for two weeks of photos.

So, I guess I should give two teasers...



There we go! Off to bed. Happy day to you all.


Friday, June 09, 2006


Dear Dairy,

I have fallen madly in love with my teacher. He is so smart and so handsome and he even sat with me at lunch and, like, talked to me and stuff. I asked my friend to take a picture of us together and she did. I think I will SnapFish it and tape it inside my locker so I can stare at it every day between classes.

Sooooo dreamy!


PS - Please don't tell anyone, Dairy. Thanks. :) :)

*I'm not really Amy, I'm Poppy, but it was a bit funnier when Amy said it.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Last night I stayed up until 1:30am trying out a sudoku puzzle in USA Today. I got all of it right except two 3x3's which I got mostly right. The weird thing is that every 3x3 except one had numbers 1-9 without repeating... I guess I'm lucky I got any of it right since it was my first completed puzzle which is rated a level 4-out-of-5 difficulty.

I'm a bit tired of being away from home. I want my kitties. And my husband. :( Phooey.

Oh, and if I hear the Vonage song in class one more time I'm gonna kick someone in the goo-goo.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Life lesson #-17

Cute girls at security conferences get hit on.* Even when they're married.

Oooh, good idea! Let's tell the world they're safe!

Ransomware Trojan cracked:

Security experts have cracked the password needed to retrieve files encrypted by a Trojan horse, dubbed Arhiveus-A, that claimed a number of victims following its appearance on the net last week.

The malware scoops up files in infected users' 'My Documents' folders and packs them in an encrypted file called EncryptedFiles.als.

Users are informed that they won't be able to recover their documents without making purchases at one of three online drug stores, in return for which they'll be furnished with a "30 digit" pass phrase.

However, anti-virus analysts at Sophos have disassembled the Arhiveus Trojan and discovered that the password it uses to encrypt data is "mf2lro8sw03ufvnsq034jfowr18f3cszc20vmw". (The Register)

Huh, I wonder how long it will take for a new variant with a different encrypted password to be released. ... ... ... There we go, that was more than enough time for a new one to be created. Don't hold your breath, folks. The hacker-ables find this a challenge, and will rise to the occasion whether we like it or not.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Life lesson #6,583,492

At a computer security conference the women's bathroom is always “no lines, no waiting”. W00t!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Blog withdrawal

The day today was long. They only get longer from here. And, all day is lecture sans computers. So, this is my only time to check in with everyone. It's a bit difficult to hold out all day. :)

I'm pretty sure I ate about three day's worth of food and beverage today. Whenever I'm on the road I go a little “yay, Mom and Dad are outta the house and the babysitter said I could eat anything” crazy. I am on the cusp of 32, I really need to pace myself. It's not like the awesome food is going anywhere. If I count up what I had today, it goes a little something like following: two coffees with cream and extra sugar, oatmeal with brown sugar, bacon with maple syrup, seasoned potatoes, coffee with cream and extra sugar, Pepsi, Pepsi, pasta with pesto sauce, roast beef, salad with cheese and ranch dressing, a slice of chocolate cake, Pepsi, a poppable size pastry of some sort, some M&Ms, coffee with milk (no more cream) and extra sugar, Smart Food popcorn, sour cream and onion chips, and 1/5 of a piece of chocolate chocolate tower cake from Outback. I think another Pepsi's thrown in their somewhere. It's just waaaaay more calories than I usually consume in a day, and last night's dinner was huge as well so I'm starting to worry about chunking up on this trip. I'll cut out the water, huge breakfast, meat at lunch, and junky stuff at night and I should be back on track. It's so hard to eat right when on the road. A banana is sitting right in front of me unpeeled.

I took the gamble, brought the camera to the conference, and tonight when I called Hay he told me that balloons went over the house tonight. Eff. A. ing. Put it all together. Ugh. I did get some good shots today, but I'm sad we missed out on the balloon pics. My dad did take some photos, but history predicts that I shall never see those photos. I just recently received photos from 38 years ago (my mom and dad's wedding) after they'd been in storage for 18 years. My parents have been divorced since 1977. Either way, it's a long time to get those photos. I'm not holding my breath another 38 years for balloon pics.

Hay is filling in with my cat duties while I'm away, which is very sweet of him to do. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Yes, the cats love him every day, but they'll love him more if he gives them treats and plays feather stick with them. Oh, and scoops the poopies, although we didn't talk about that one. ;) Georgie won't let Hay not scoop the boxes. Her alert cry is not ignorable.

I'm off to watch the finale of The Apprentice and check in on folks. Au revoir encore. :)

Sunday, June 04, 2006


We have arrived to the windy dirty slightly smelly beautiful conference location! All the restaurants in the world and we chose Outback for dinner. Oh well. At least I got a chocolate tower cake for my belly. And a Queensland salad. And Aussie chips. And soda. Num.

So, tomorrow I have to get downstairs at the crack of bum to have breakfast with my colleague then head to the conference. It should be très ...qu'est-ce que je veux dire... intéressant, je croix. J'espère!

I am using Knoppix because all I have with me is the Windows XP SP1 laptop, and I seriously don't dare to boot to that while connected to the hotel network. Wormies, wormies everywhere and not a drop to drink. It would be very embarrasing to show up to the conference with an infected laptop. Ya know?

In AnonymousCoworker style I have full intention of stealing the Book of Mormon from my hotel room.

ACW's hotel booty, not mine

I'm interested to learn more about this religion that spawned Big Love. :) Yes, I'm stealing a bible because of a TV show. I feel so dirty. It rocks.

It's only been about nine hours and I miss Hay and the kittos desperately. I am looking forward to going home, even though I have a lot to do before I get the chance. *sigh*

I'm off to watch bad TV and brush my teeth with creme donut filling. A bientôt!

Sunday Garden Party cancelled due to rain

And due to the fact that I shall be travelling without my trusty MacBook. It will be left home with Hay to care for while I bring the Windows laptop (XP SP1!) to the conference. BUT, I'll at least leave you with a travelling caterpillar to symbolize my journey:


Au revoir, mes ami(e)s!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

The first rule of Fight Club that you bring your camera to a wedding. I broke that rule this morning. I felt naked. I got over it. I loved the wedding. I laughed, I cried, I laughed and cried some more. Someone I've known my entire life is finally married to the man of her dreams, and I just can't express how happy I am for them both. Oh, yay. :)

Friday, June 02, 2006

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong

That's me. Because I am going to tell you something that isn't wrong. It's so right. Spin Doctors are back. Le woot. A 6-year album hiatus is 6 years too long, boys.

Idols in the top 40, 100

MJ's blog is keeping me up to date with real Idol news:

Chart News

All Top 4 Idols debuted on Billboard's Top Pop 100. Chris Daughtry is the first Idol to debut in the Top 40. Here are the numbers:

#37 - Chris Daughtry - "Wanted Dead or Alive"
#53 - Taylor Hicks - "Takin' It to the Streets"
#73 - Elliott Yamin - "Moody's Mood for Love"
#90 - Katharine McPhee - "Think"

Good thing McPhemmebot didn't win or she'd be considered a failure. I'm not surprised Chris debuted above Taylor. He's who I wanted to win, and he makes more sense in the top 40.

Sexy cat toy

This is for Vanessa/goldennib who thought the feather stick cat toy was a sex toy. Because, apparently it is!

Cat toy:
Sex toy:

Thanks to Fatback and Collards for making my cat toys dirty. :)

I need to just get it out there.

I saw this on Tabloid Whore! and now popbitch is saying it in their e-letter, too.

Shiloh Pitt --> Piloh Shitt.

That is what her classmates shall inevitably call her. Poor kiddo. If you knew my real maiden name you'd know how much I totally empathize with this kiddo.

AI singles drop

Two things.



...and, there is a rumor around the internets ( that Tom Cruise and Kat(i)e Holmes have asked Katharine McPhemmebot to sing at their wedding. So, that automatically makes Kat uncool. Love triangle! TomKatKat! W00t!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

pleasedon'tmakemebert, pleasedon'tmakemebert


You Are Ernie

Playful and childlike, you are everyone's favorite friend - even if your goofy antics get annoying at times.

You are usually feeling: Amused - you are very easily entertained

You are famous for: Always making people smile. From your silly songs to your wild pranks, you keep things fun.

How you life your life: With ease. Life is only difficult when your friends won't play with you!

I'm in great company with the lovely Miz B. 8o)

Udate: Breaking news! Hay is Oscar the Grouch. Quelle surprise. ;) (And you say you don't read my blog! :P )

o-d-d spells weird

So, for a conference I'm attending I need to have a Windows XP SP1* laptop. I have a Windows 2000 laptop so I planned to presto change-o turn it into an XP laptop. I inserted an XP SP1 CD and told it to go ahead and (clean) install. I got as far as the product key and used the product key authorized for this machine. No go, said it was invalid. Fine, fine, we'll play the game. (And, no, the product key used for Win 2k was not pirated. But, even if it were pirated you can't do a 2k pro to xp pro upgrade, only clean install.) I quit out of setup, told Win 2k to shut down. Restarted the computer and booted to the XP SP1 CD, and did a clean install of Windows. Without ever needing to enter the product key. That's not normal. That sounds a touch buggy to me. Hmm. I know I'm a bit rusty with my Windows installs, since I don't do too much of that anymore, but. C'mon. Ya can't just go willy-nilly installing XP “for free”.

*That's SP1, for real. Not SP2. Part of the conference is learning all about SP2's intricacies, so it needs to not yet be installed. Hence why I can't just bring my bootcamped Mac. :(

Life, the universe, everything, and work.

At Avi's suggestion I am now in an air conditioned environment, no longer melting. Instead I am complaining because the fan is blowing directly in my face. Am I incapable of being happy?!?!

I have another busy work day. It just won't let up. I have no idea where all this work came from... Oh yah, that's what I'm supposed to be doing all day. Forgot.

I got what can only be described as a redneck sunburn on Monday at Hay's grandmother's birthday party. It doesn't really HURT, it just annoyingly bothers me. And, it's going to give me skin cancer. I know that for a fact. I can see it forming. Little tiny c's are invading my freckles.

Georgie has revived her passion for the feather stick. (Image included in case you are not a cat toy connoisseur.) She actually chirps at me to get me to play with her. Doesn't matter to her if I'm still sleeping, it is time to play, Mama! Last night she played so hard she bonked her bean (that's her head) on the lip of the top of my dresser. Poor girl. I stopped the game to check her head, but she just did not want to stop playing. Hysterical and tragic en même temps. She was, in fact, so excited that she scratched her poor mama (that'd be me) along her wrist. I would show you a picture but I'm not at my camera right now. Suffice it to say it kinda looks like I just tried to commit suicide in the wrong direction.*

Ah, yes, work. Back to it. Later, gators!

*My wound faces left to right instead of up and down.