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April 10, 2003

but does she talk?

quick random thoughts for the moment while I have a minute (I'm at work):

posted by Courtney @ 02:14 PM
April 01, 2003
jibba-jibba

A little late, but hey...

I pity tha foo' who ain't havin' a good foo's day.

Snopes is a bit lagged down today, with good reason. I'm glad to see people using their resources. ;) cheapodrugs.com

G'head and enjoy the Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time (via K5). What are *your* favorite April Fool's pranks?

UPDATE 16:07:
News flash: Chris is a dork. I am immune to his dorky ways. So is my mac. :D

posted by Courtney @ 11:12 AM
March 31, 2003
things a smurfy smurf would smurf

Happy Monday... here's a li'l piece o' Web Zen for ya to help set it off right.

enjoy and have a good week! :)

posted by Courtney @ 01:33 AM
March 24, 2003
euphemisms'R'us

Euphemism of the evening (actually spoken by yours truly):

"I need to go conjugate my verbs."

In other news, in relation to a recent post by Chris...
The American Military Operation Name Generating Device!

Filled with euphemisms such as:

And the non-euphemistic favorite:

(link via Mark)

posted by Courtney @ 11:25 PM
March 20, 2003
diversion

A much needed moment of zen.

(via b3ta)

posted by Courtney @ 12:02 AM
March 17, 2003
we deliver for you

As promised to nala, I bring you a special presentation.

clicky here
(keep it open while you surf!).

whoo hoo!

posted by Courtney @ 04:42 PM
March 05, 2003
incredible edible

Who doesn't love eggs?

You will love eggs after watching these adorable animations. You cannot resist their cuteness. Kawaii desu nee!

posted by Courtney @ 10:38 PM
February 10, 2003
early to rise

Try as I might to wake up early so I can have time to relax over coffee, listen to/watch the news or workout, I just can't. I roll out of bed with precise timing... just enough time to grab a toaster waffle, brew one cup of coffee, get myself looking decent, and out the door. Bare minimum. I have it down to a science.

I've been known to *wake* up early, but getting out of bed is another story. It's either too cold outside of my blankets, I feel too fatigued (lazy?) to move, or I roll around in bed with pondering random thoughts.

I need more motivation, I suppose. What are your tricks to waking up in the morning?

posted by Courtney @ 11:13 AM
February 03, 2003
Ram-a-lama-dong

Yes, we are smack dab in the middle of the celebration of The Year of The Ram, 2003... Gung Hay Fat Choy!

I love the superstitions that arise for Chinese New Year.

w00t! Does this mean for the entirety of the celebration, or just on New Years day? ;)

Lots and lots of local fun to be had over the next coulpa weeks... one of the best celebrations nationwide, in San Francisco!

posted by Courtney @ 04:19 PM
January 28, 2003
I've got the blues

I just bought a bottle of blue hair dye. I have dark hair with highlights, so it'll be subtle.

Should I do it?

posted by Courtney @ 03:39 PM
January 27, 2003
geek stalker

My caller ID had a call from San Francisco (415 area code) on it, and the ID read "TechTV", with no message, just a hangup on my answering machine.

C'mon, Chris, I know you're stalking me.

posted by Courtney @ 04:01 PM
Craptastic!

Happy Monday! I gots a treat for ya!

Due to popular demand, I am providing you with Domokun desktop goodness that you currently see on the desktop of my Dual G4, "Deux".

I got the image from an upcoming site (not active yet, AFAIK) called "All the Cute Things".

Choose your poison:
800x600
1024x768
1200x1600 (this is what I'm using)

If you need/want another size, lemme know.

posted by Courtney @ 10:57 AM
January 12, 2003
revenge of the bunny

This is to keep nala happy for a little while.

bunnyslip.jpg

enjoy, brother.

posted by Courtney @ 10:48 PM
December 06, 2002
lacking

Sorry for my lack of blog activity this week. I know that the rest of the world is crazed with the holiday season and all... but I am here, stuck in finals week. Apologies that I've been boring as of llate. Then again, I think the Anthrax Scare Story kinda makes up for a week of few entries.

So yeah, busy with final projects, exams and stuff.

Either that, or I'm playing too much Flash Flash Revolution.

Ah well. As of next Thursday, I'm homefree. For now. Don't even *talk* to me about Christmas shopping...

posted by Courtney @ 11:50 PM
November 27, 2002
all coffee, all the time

Sorry, I can't stop talking about our favorite roasted bean. This made me snicker.

venti brother
(snipped from The San Francisco Comic Strip)

I think I'm gonna create a new category in this blog for caffeine. Hey, wait, here it is!

posted by Courtney @ 10:08 PM
November 21, 2002
down there

This is to compliment the boobies post from last week.

Gucci Hoochie.

If you really need to know, it relates to the, um, other major part of the female body. And plastic surgery. And some bizarre reference to Picasso.

(via email from Tonith)

posted by Courtney @ 09:40 PM
November 13, 2002
spam of the day

This spam is special, not just because it's a silly notion, but because IT'S IN ALL CAPS, has poor grammar AND horrible use of punctuation. It's all a Spam aspires to be!

First thing I thought... "Learn to be a hacker... or just look like one! Barbizon Haxx0rs can show you how!"

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posted by Courtney @ 02:44 PM
November 12, 2002
typos-R-us

I just made the weirdest typo ever.

I am answering some review questions for my unix class, and I meant to type "yes".

Instead, I typed "teat".

WTF does this mean?

duh. I iz 1337.

posted by Courtney @ 04:03 PM
November 09, 2002
let's settle this

I love Zippy. This strip merits a post:


(click to view comic)

The question that is burning in everyone's mind is why we're invading Iraq. Zippy and Zerbina help to answer this question.

Or not.

posted by Courtney @ 10:31 PM
October 24, 2002
graaaagh!

Hey, check it out!

Mmm.

I can smell your brains, you know.

posted by Courtney @ 08:45 PM
October 20, 2002
*choke*

I'm staying at the folks' house tonight. I can't sleep.

And I forgot how BADLY the cat passes gas.

Pheeeeyew!

I need to bury my head in a pillow now.

posted by Courtney @ 02:31 AM
October 19, 2002
goodwill hunting

I had a recent discussion with Tonith last week about how style can cost you a pretty penny. The key word here is "CAN". It seems like there are way too many people that limit themselves to the well-known chain stores that the mall says they should buy their clothes at. They feel like they have to have a particular label so that they appear stylish.

I heartily disagree with this sentiment. You don't need to listen to those mall voices... you CAN look elsewhere to put clothes on your back.

As I write this, I am also recalling a blog entry by eric in which he went on a hesitant name-brand shopping spree. It's alright to get nice things at the name-brand stores, it really is. As long as it is not an obsession.

Why do I rant about consumerism? I just got back from a trip to Goodwill. I freaking love the Goodwill down the street. It's really well organized, and they keep it that way. Today, I bought a sweater, two skirts, a cell phone faceplate, a coupla pairs of pants for Iko, a shirt for Reb, and 2 cans of silly string for $40. And they're all new or look like new. Can't beat that.

I think that it's funny that Tonith said that I am one of the most best-dressed, together-looking women she knows, and that she is a walking billboard for Goodwill. Little did she know I totally dig shopping there.

Plus, I get to save my money for more important things. Like, uh, an iPod. Yeah.

I just wanted to give the love to Goodwill. They rock.

posted by Courtney @ 02:11 PM
October 08, 2002
Weird Spam of the Day

Apparently, this company is looking for rich American investors.

They pride themselves on becoming "the biggest women sanitary nakpins mill in Jiangsu province."

Sign me up?

Date: Sat, 05 Oct 02 01:21:52 From: "fysxh" Reply-To: "fysxh" To: webmaster Subject: TAIZHOU FAR EAST PAPER CO.,LTD(Women sanitary napkin)

COMPANY NAME: TAIZHOU FAR EAST PAPER CO.,LTD
PRESIDENT: MR. FENG YUAN SONG
ADDRESS:  DAIYAO INDUSTRICT ZONE, XINGHUA CITY, JIANGSU PROVINCE
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FAX: 0086-523-3841888
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posted by Courtney @ 09:32 AM
October 03, 2002
undone

I'm wearing my first sweater in like, in 3 years! Chenille is warm and soft. :)

Autumn is officially here!

posted by Courtney @ 12:44 PM
October 02, 2002
minty eyes

I had no idea that it was a common thing in Japan to use minty eye drops (see this page on j-list for a couple of common brands, about 4 or 5 products down the page). I picked up a bottle of Sato Flash eye drops at Mitsuwa Marketplace this afternoon to try 'em out. I needed a pick-me up cos I was out and about for school from 8:30am till 9:10pm!

These drops that I got have menthol & camphor in them, I think. WOW, these things refreshed my eyes and made them all clear and white. I'm amazed. Yeah, so it stung a little at first, but it worked!

Whodathunk... mints for your eyes!

posted by Courtney @ 10:44 PM
October 01, 2002
brrr...

Jeez... I think *I'm* cold, but then I take a look at the climate and weather extremes for the past week and feel a little better. 19°F in Bondurant, Wyoming this past Friday? Yeesh!

I need warmer clothes. Living in HI for a couple years didn't help my tolerance. O_o

posted by Courtney @ 11:36 AM
September 27, 2002
I'm not the only dust my mother raised

bdaycake.jpg
It's not my birthday
It's not today
It's not my birthday so why do you lunge out at me?

It's not just my birthday today (I'm 26!), it's the birthday of many others! Thanks to the Ageless Project, I've discovered some great bloggers out there that share this day with me.

When the word comes down never more will be around
Though I wish we were there
I was less that we could bear
And I'm not the only dust my mother raised...

- "It's not my Birthday" by TMBG

posted by Courtney @ 12:14 AM
September 20, 2002
blow chunks

Pop-up ad of the day:

Don't ask.

posted by Courtney @ 06:07 PM
gold box

WTF is up with Amazon's "Gold Box"?

They say that the offers within my Gold Box are based on stores I've browsed in the past... so why am I being offered an Indoor/Outdoor Generator, an Anne Geddes Baby Sunflower Doll, a Harry Potter talking room alarm, and a Wagner Model 305 Wide Shot Power Painter?

The world may never know.

posted by Courtney @ 01:16 PM
co-ink-ee-dink

I think it's funny that I posted my last two entries at 11:59pm. Not intentional, I swear.

posted by Courtney @ 12:12 AM
September 19, 2002
squeeky clean

It feels good to take a nice warm shower before going to bed. It makes your body feel all warm and eases you for nice fuzzy sleepy feelings. Kinda like a glass of warm milk.

I especially love it when I have just done the laundry, with fresh clean, *warm* sheets. Climbing into those fresh sheets, and feeling them on my clean skin is really great. One of those simple pleasures, I s'pose.

I think it's almost time for bed. ;)

posted by Courtney @ 11:59 PM
September 17, 2002
kill your tv

scribbledy up a picture

posted by Courtney @ 01:53 PM
September 16, 2002
search strings!

Buckle up kids, it's now time for...
Referring Search Strings! Yaaay!

The following search terms were used by random surfers to find this site.

1. been in a fist fight
2. evil frosty
3. cornfusion
4. css state farm stereo
5. Middle brother syndrome
5. catholic calendar palm os
6. dream courtney (awww...)

Join us in a month or two for another episode!

posted by Courtney @ 12:40 PM
September 13, 2002
lucky number

Anyone have any bad luck stories today?

...Or did you forget what today is?

posted by Courtney @ 10:59 AM
September 11, 2002
today.

Today's Farley strip pretty much sums it up for me.

posted by Courtney @ 11:58 PM
August 27, 2002
nekkid day

It is my duty to notify you that my birthday is in a month, and shipping from Amazon is free with orders over $25.

This has been a public service announcement.

Thank you.

posted by Courtney @ 09:36 PM
August 21, 2002
hairy talk

So I went this afternoon to get my hair done.

Sounds awfully chick-like, doesn't it? I don't like to fuss with my hair, really. I like low-maintenance. But when I tried out highlights earlier this year, I was surprised how good it turned out.

My appointment today was to return to all-brown, but at the last minute, I decided to keep the highlights.

Just like a chick to change her mind, huh?


(click for a full sized image)

In related news, Rosie O'Donnell has a new haircut. This really isn't news, but it's funny. Since apparently, this new 'do is not being embraced by the lesbian community all to well. I say, to each their own. If worrying about celeb haircuts is the biggest news of the day, I say it's a very sad day.

posted by Courtney @ 05:51 PM
August 13, 2002
cabin fever

I need to get outside. Damn these allergies.

Having the G4 Network on the TV isn't helping much either. As Kev has said, this network is downright dangerous!

...

What do you know. I just got a call from Mish. We're going out for more geocaching adventures. Weeee! Just what I needed!

posted by Courtney @ 12:50 PM
August 12, 2002
bleshew

Allergies suck. I just started having them a few years ago, and they suck.

Maybe I need one of these books. Or mebbe I'm just desperate.

I'm afraid to go outside. And I have no frickin' idea what the hell I'm allergic to.

posted by Courtney @ 12:11 PM
August 01, 2002
wussy

Heh. Ben just called... right when I was setting my Away message on AIM. He was going to hang out with Loren at a club in Palo Alto.

I guess I'm just too god awful tired tonight to go hang with them at a bar on a Thursday night. I'm a wimp, I know.

posted by Courtney @ 11:33 PM
July 09, 2002
mad libbage?

Fill in the blank.

It was hotter than _____ today.
I was sweating _____ all day.

Points for creativity.

posted by Courtney @ 10:38 PM
July 04, 2002
And Justice For All

What did we learn from today's celebration of our nation?

That (a) We like to blow shit up for fun to celebrate our freedom. (b) We watch horrible TV specials with horrible musical acts to commemorate events. (c) Americans eat too goddamned much.

Oops. I used the "G" word. My bad.

Now if you'll excuse me, I hear my pillow whispering towards me.

posted by Courtney @ 11:30 PM
July 02, 2002
*yawn*

So. tired.

Must. Blog.

Found 4 caches today. Does that count for anything?

Thought so. Shut up.

Why don't you look at some cool weblog Snippets. I did. It's a really cool idea, I like it a lot.

g'nite!

posted by Courtney @ 11:21 PM
March 09, 2002
RSI Pays Off

Yeah, my wrist and my shoulders hurt. I've been toiling over the site since I got home from work last night, trying to come up with a better core page design, removing frames altogether and better navigation.

I just finished. And boy are my arms tired.

*rimshot*

So anyways, after spending most of the morning and early afternoon doin' this stuff, Kevin and I are off to Dave and Busters for a few hours of kicking each other's butts at some games and havin' some good grub.

Playing arcade games is certainly not gonna help my RSI ;)

Catch you guys later! I promise to blog more often now. Not that there are too many readers... but I want to do it for my own sake.

posted by Courtney @ 02:28 PM