February 27, 2005

Ah, What A Lovely Crepescule

Some of you may guess what the title means... that's right I am joining the ever expanding ranks of those who are studying for the GREs and have to use lots of big useless words in everday conversations, in order to learn them of course. Don't worry, I didn't know the word 'Crepescule' either, which I would have guessed has something to do with French crepes, perhaps filled with a yummy filling. Instead it means 'twilight', which doesn't sound nearly as nummy and might get me beaned if used in an ordinary conversation.

My question of the day is: how do you handle a first date where you reach the end and you realize you didn't have a bad time, in fact it could almost be considered fun, but you will never want to have a long term relationship... or really a second date, with the person? Obviously you cannot kiss this person because you don't want to date them again, so what happens when they lean into kiss you? I solved this in typical 10lees fashion, by leaping from the car the second it was put into park and saying 'Thanks for the evening, I had fun' and shutting his car door as I turned to pull out the keys for mine.

That right - for those of you who have seen Hitch there was no key fiddling in his prescence. In fact I had to do it after my rapid exit.

I feel so bad, I almost want to give the poor guy some money. I mean he took me out to a play and everything. Would a guy consider it rude if you tried to give him money? It is not like I had the opportunity to even attempt to pay for anything... Or is money just expected from guys to find the right one?

Please provide me with your opinions.

Posted by 10lees at 03:47 PM

February 16, 2005


This article could also be called 'worst thing a boy has ever said to me'.

I went out on Saturday to a singles night with a group of area Christians. It was a lot of fun and I had a great time getting to know some of the younger set, even though they were younger. BUT the one guy that was hitting on me a lot was from Fergus Falls which was ironic and he reminded me of a certain (not so great) ex boyfriend who is not Nick. I had fun flirting but it was just innocent fun, though he seemed a little more serious. Towards the end of the night he figured he would ask me my weigh, God knows why, and said 'So you're about 140 right?'... my reply was 'Actually about 135, but close'. Apparently he didn't know that you aren't supposed to guess a girl's weight with the intention of getting it right but about 30 pounds under.

So now I'm on a diet, but my Quizz isn't. Per a request here is the picture I took of Quizz when we first brought him home, notice he is perched onto of a couple CDs and his ears just come up to above the picture frame. Here is a picture of Quizz tonight... you can see he's grown just a little bit.

Posted by 10lees at 07:45 AM

February 14, 2005

Worst Advertising Song Idea

Who thought it would be a good idea to put the song '99 Red Balloons' as a Valentine's day song? Apparently JC Penney who doesn't realize the song is about the start of World War 3 over 99 red balloons.

So that's my worst because I have nothing better to say about the worst advertising song idea... but for anybody that has seen the Cherry Vanilla Diet Dr Pepper commerical with 'mahamena', that's the funniest (and best) commercial I have seen this year.

Happy Valentine's Day!! I love all of you, except for those of you I don't.... and you know who you are.... ;-)

Posted by 10lees at 10:50 AM

February 08, 2005

+1 for Dino Rossi, Existentialism -5

Dino Rossi, one of our candidates for Govornor (the won who won twice and lost once) said today that even if they recounted the votes again and he won he would want a revote because that is the only thing that will restore the voter's confidence in the voting system. I guess that's a +1 for him, now Christine Gregoire will just have to say that, though she's the winner so I doubt she will.

I had an eventful weekend. I stayed out until 3am on Friday night and that was the first time I had done that in a while. Mainly I was watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and I realized how few people actually know and understand the term 'existentialism'. It makes me wonder how many people have heard of Nietsche or that "God is dead and we have killed him"... I mean how do you get through post secondary education without learning about Nietsche? Were you not paying attention? Course when asked to define it I stumbled, but it's such a fundamental concept for me it's hard to explain... so I looked it up and in case you didn't know what existentialism is here's your definition: A philosophy that emphasizes the uniqueness and isolation of the individual experience in a hostile or indifferent universe, regards human existence as unexplainable, and stresses freedom of choice and responsibility for the consequences of one's acts. (Also that God is dead and we have killed him because he was just a figment of our imagination anyway...)

Charlie Kauffman could be defined as an existentialist, any one of his movies (though I haven't seen Adaptation) show life as very lonely.

So I hope you all learned something and I hope I didn't lose babada again, though I must say it doesn't take much. And please enlighten me as to how post secondary education doesn't teach existentialism which I learned in high school. Apparently my high school was awesome and I didn't know it until I found out how bad it is in the Midwest... and people think California has a bad school system...

Posted by 10lees at 01:28 PM

February 04, 2005

No Worst For You, One Year

What's more sad: the fact that I used the overused phrase or the fact that everyone knows where it comes from?

Word of advice for the day: when applying for jobs please be sure the cover letter is really the cover letter for the correct job. That's always a smart plan.

The reason I don't do personal entries much anymore (Austin) is that I don't get a big response from them unless they are exceptionally witty.

I'll do another Worst column later, but I'm too busy to do one this week.

Posted by 10lees at 08:30 AM