December 31, 2006

Happy New Years!

Have a wonderful New Year everybody! I am sharing some lyrics with you, since I didn't know them either.

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind ? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne ?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup o kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely youll get your pint mug !
And surely Ill get mine !
And we'll take a cup o kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup o kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We two have run about the hills,
and pulled the daisies fine ;
But weve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup o kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup o kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And theres a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o thine !
And well take a right good-friendly draught,
for auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup o kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

May this year be better than the last.

Posted by 10lees at 09:13 AM | Comments (5)

December 28, 2006

Ah, The Cold Season

Tis the season to hack up a lung while attempting to get a good night's rest, or perhaps to develop pink eye as your spouse did only a short week and a half ago. Ah... the latter hasn't happened but I am not looking forward to going to work today and attempting not to hack out a lung or sneeze out my brains. Yum!

I did return to work yesterday and had a decent time, this morning I seem to be a bit sicker than I was then (secretly I was hoping I was getting better). At least I had a decent time, I even attempted to buy a new address book at Barnes & Noble after work (no dice, they only had two address books even there and neither were awesome).

In other news, my Christmas went well and the dinner I (mostly) cooked went wonderfully! Granted, I had a decent amount of help with the in-laws and my parents present. It was a lot of fun and everybody had a good time!

Well it's 6am here, time for me to head to work. I was up at 5am cause I couldn't breathe without hacking in bed, ahhhh, good times.

Posted by 10lees at 06:04 AM | Comments (14)

December 17, 2006

We're Alive!

Apparently God is angry with us in Seattle; first we have a crazy snow storm in November, and now we have the worst wind storm in 13 years. The power has gone out no less than three times and Scott is tired of resetting the time on the DVD Player. The wind storm didn't affect myself or Scott too much, other than I took me three times as long to get off my hill because all the roads were closed due to downed power lines. We were out of power for 24 hours, and have a magic gas fireplace that came on in our 55 degree house on Friday night. We cuddled up beneath lots and lots of blankets, and even announced a farting free for all (because it creates more warmth!). Around 1AM our power came back on and we woke up in extreme heat (77 degrees) and had to turn out the wonderful fireplace.

We are alive and doing well, so don't worry about us.

Posted by 10lees at 03:11 PM | Comments (6)

December 14, 2006

Recent Quizzies, Just For Fun

I am sooooo surprised! (and sadly that isn't sarcasm)

You Passed 8th Grade Science
Congratulations, you got 8/8 correct!
Could You Pass 8th Grade Science?

This totally explains my debt. I have the debt of a 20 year old and a 40 year old!

You've Experienced 72% of Life
You have all of the life experience that most adults will ever get.
And unless you're already in your 40s, you're probably wise beyond your years.
How Much Life Experience Do You Have?


Hardy har quizzes, we already knew this...

Your Inner European is French!
Smart and sophisticated.
You have the best of everything - at least, *you* think so.
Who's Your Inner European?


Kinda interesting and random.


Your Linguistic Profile:



75% General American English

10% Upper Midwestern

5% Dixie

5% Yankee

0% Midwestern


What Kind of American English Do You Speak?


Me smart with words!

Your Vocabulary Score: A-
Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary!
You must be quite an erudite person.
How's Your Vocabulary?
Posted by 10lees at 09:47 PM | Comments (6)

December 12, 2006

God, Please Don't Let Her Take A Dead Frog Out Of Her Purse!

I don't want to see a dead frog. This was a lady who go on the bus and told the bus driver 'I got a new frog today!', to which he responded 'Is it alive?' and she said 'No, I got tired of killing them. I don't know how I killed them but they would die' (personally, my guess is crack smoke). She then started rummaging around in her pack to show the driver her 'new frog', 'Oh God, oh God, please don't let her pull out a dead frog in a little baggie out of her purse. I could go through my whole life happy without seeing a dead frog!!' I was lucky, it was a stuffed frog. 'Isn't it cute!' she exclaimed as she showed it to the driver. His noncommital response of 'Sure' invited further viewings of calendar pictures at every stop light... poor bus driver!

Every day is a new adventure on the bus, it's a special place. Perhaps this is caused by the 'ride free zone' within Seattle, but all the homeless druggies decide they need to ride with you. The old lady who gets on and informs the bus multiple times 'I need to go to the next stop because it's covered' and then, after complaining rather loudly the whole four blocks, exclaims 'I just want to die'. Oh, it makes you feel sad... except I was pretty sure she was crazy and just wanted some sympathy. The bus driver who announces the next stop is 'Dead in Columbia' and, as you are thinking that doesn't sound like much fun, you realize that he said 'THIRD AND Colombia'. The bus driver who shares the 'clean' Michael Jackson joke every time you take his route (it isn't funny so please don't worry about it) or, worse yet, the driver who thinks it's fun to annouce the bus stop for The Lusty Lady because it was declared a historical landmark. (I'm pretty sure you don't need me to explain what the establishment is.) The person sitting next to you who insists on throwing elbows, drinking loudly, shaking their umbrella on you, or talking to themselves... or worse yet talking to you. Ahhhhh... public transport.

I think I'll drive in tomorrow...

Posted by 10lees at 07:19 PM | Comments (7)

December 05, 2006

Heroes: Fallback

I have to admit I am a HUGE fan of this show. I jumped right on the bandwagon from the very beginning, although I do have to admit it is a little choppy at time and I have 'non-favorite' characters (you know who you are Niki): I characterize these as freshman year bumps, it will improve in time. I apologize for this article if you haven't seen the show, and you might want to skip reading it if you haven't as I am going to spoil and ruminate on what may happen in the future.

Peter Petrelli: like Peter Parker, an underachiever who wants so badly to be special. He started out the season dreaming about being able to fly, which he can't do though he did jump off a building because he thought he could. His brother (Nathan) can fly and Peter was having dreams about Nathan's flying ability. Peter can absorb other's powers, which is nifty, and he can even do it without the negative side effects of Rogue (my favorite X-Man) or Mimic. During this episode Peter is having some visions/dreams. Sylar (the bad guy) is in one and then Peter has a vision that he is the one who explodes and he is looking very ill towards the end of the episode. My theory: Peter is having pre-cog dreams about Ted (the one with nuclear problem) much like he had about Nathan's. Also: perhaps he reabsorbed part of Sylar's power permenantly since he died next to Sylar and was reawakened by Claire when she came near with her healing power. This could also mean that Sylar is the one who explodes when he takes the nuclear power from Ted.

Eden: the theory is online is: did she or didn't she die? There is some theory that she killed Sylar as opposed to killing herself before Sylar could absorb her ability. (personally I think she killed herself)

Claire: the Haitian speaks! Claire has been informed of her Father's role in her friend's and family's missing memories of her; the real question is whether she will run to 'her hero' Peter or stay with her family. My guess is on running to Peter, but will she be able to heal him as he did not seem to improve much when she was in the room with him earlier in the show.

Matt Parkman and Peter: Sweet! Interesting the way two people's minds might connect and the static that causes. I am waiting for Matt to discover Peter's power. Everybody is coming together! Peter just needs to find a way to block out others now.

I have to admit dissapointment in the new tagline. Save the Cheerleader. Save the World. was just so much more catchy than Are You On The List?. Please feel free to share your thoughts or mock me for my geeky ways.

Posted by 10lees at 08:10 PM | Comments (8)