September 28, 2005

Giving New Meaning

There is a small town in Puerto Rico giving new meaning to the phrase 'if you build it they will come' as they prepare to build a UFO landing strip in their 'desperate for tourist dollars' town.

Check it out at here on Yahoo. I know that Joe, my old boss, will be going there when he can!!

Posted by 10lees at 11:44 AM

September 27, 2005

I Get To Be...

Hi everybody, as most of you know my brother got married to a great girl in August and we are very excited to have her as part of the family. It is thrilling to have an official sister even though we've never met! (Perhaps if she sees this post she will comment for the first time instead of just reading - hint, hint!!)

There is more exciting news though that I've been dying to share but had to wait until the time was right. I am going to be an Aunt! That's right, my brother and wife are expecting a bundle of joy in April of next year! We are all very excited here and my mom and I are doing plenty of shopping in baby stores as a result. There are plenty of cute things we will have the opportunity to buy, I'm sure. Of course I have been told that I am not allowed to buy noisy toys for said child... which I thought was half the fun of being an Aunt. However, I suppose if I don't want to suffer the same fate from them, I should obey the rule!

So congratulations to them and their little bundle!

Posted by 10lees at 08:48 AM

September 22, 2005

arrr part duex

everybody who is an avid buckler of swashes should check out this quiz. i have to admit i did steal it from mcdbro's site, but i'm sure she doesn't mind and as homage to her i am not using any capital letters in this post. (except for those that are in the link)

My pirate name is: Dread Pirate Bonney

Like the famous Dread Pirate Roberts, you have a keen head for how to make a profit. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from

find out your own pirate name and post it in the comments if you will... arrr!

Posted by 10lees at 08:30 AM

September 19, 2005


For everybody who didn't know, today was Talk Like a Pirate day. Eh, matey... argh. That's really about all I can say. It's pretty sad.

This past weekend was nice and relaxing. I got some cleaning of the apartment done. I wish that I either had enough room for all my junk or that I had the heart to throw whatever I don't need out. I'm not really a pack-rat, I swear!

I did manage to get addicted to a new game called 'Bookworm', technically the game isn't new. However, I got a free copy of it after I went to the WIGI event in Seattle, actually at Microsoft, on the 10th of September. I know I didn't mention it - but it was cool! I had a lot of fun hobnobbing with the gamers. I wish I could be involved in the gaming industry, which is just huge here. My school has a program called 'Digital Entertainment and Game Design' and so I was building contacts in the industry by going. And getting free food from Microsoft, which was excellent I might add.

Anyway, back to the game: it is amazing! I was addicted this weekend, for about two hours. It is like Scrabble on crack. Plus you get burning tiles and you can't let them reach the bottom because then they will burn the library down. You can reach different ranks (for example: Scribe) and that's fun too. I did pretty well, but I am sure my stepfather will beat my score easily when he plays. I am not always the greatest at word spelling games and I have a tendancy to want to spell non english words. (Quo is a word - it's just Latin!) You can check it out at Pop Cap's Official Site or at MSN games if you wish.

I also watched the movie Just Like Heaven, which was heavenly (aren't I clever) and hilarious really. I would reccomend it to anybody who wanted a good movie to watch, or a good romantic comedy. Speaking of movies - has anybody seen The Brother's Grimm? I am interested in seeing it but want to know if it is too scary.

Have a wonderful day everybody!

Posted by 10lees at 05:29 PM

September 12, 2005

Getting Carded

I am used to getting carded in the 21+ type environments, though I do find it odd that when I am with my 20 something friends I have a less likely chance of getting carded that when I am with my 35 year old boyfriend. Do they really think he is robbing the cradle that much?? He will occasionally get carded when he is with me, but he always jokes that it is because they want to see my license.

Then, yesterday, the unimaginable happened. I have always joked about the time I got carded when attempting to buy a ticket for an R-rated movie in Minnesota, but I was 21 at the time and it was more understandable. However, when attempting to buy various R-rated flicks in Walmart yesterday (including my very own copy of The Boondock Saints) I was carded. Let me repeat that, I was CARDED for buying an R-rated movie, that means that I apparently look under 17. It was one of the oddest experiences of my life, and I was with Scott, who was not carded I might add.

All in all a highlight of the weekend, though by all means not the best part - which of course I will not share on my blog! Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Posted by 10lees at 11:17 AM

September 07, 2005

Did You Know V 1.0

That The Perks of Being a Wallflower is in the Banned Books section at Barnes & Noble. I was shocked. How does a book like Wallflower become banned. Do establishments still ban books? Of course other books I understand, even if it is To Kill a Mockingbird, which was one of the best reads in high school or Of Mice And Men, which I didn't appriciate at all actually.

If you haven't already read The Perks of Being a Wallflower, you should check it out. Course it might not be as moving as it was when I was in college.

Posted by 10lees at 01:42 PM