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Listening: ‘One Line’ by PJ Harvey

Reading: ‘Are gay marriages really more dangerous than Vegas marriages?’

Thinking: I’m almost done with my paper!!!!!!!!

Things I Don’t Understand: Why the lights are always green when you need them to be red so you can quickly write something down or apply some lip gloss.

How to Annoy Me: Act put out when you are the one who agreed to do whatever it is. You didn’t have to say yes! (And I’m preaching at myself here because I have trouble saying “no” when I really should.)

How to Charm Me: Tell me you’ll proof read my paper even though it’s your birthday.

Quote of the Day: Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did and she did it backwards and in high heels. – Unknown to this author

He’s so cute! Forget a kitten, I want a fennec fox! 😀

Fennec Fox

Listening: ‘Sweet and Low’ by Augustana

Reading: That book with the really big words…..

Feeling Guilty: For totally white noise-ing someone yesterday.

Things I Don’t Understand: Why squirrels run into the middle of the road, turn, and RUN BACK THE WAY THEY CAME, practically ensuring a fatality.

How to Annoy Me: Pull out in front of me and then drive 5 miles under the speed limit.

How to Charm Me: Tell me that you’re wearing pajamas and going as “Sleeping Beauty” to a princess party.

Quote of the Day: Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Unknown

….but this is ridiculous! 127 movies!

If you’ve seen over 85 of these movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 240 movies on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste this in it. Then put x’s next to the movies you’ve seen, add them up and change the header adding your number. Have fun!

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
(x) Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
(x) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
( ) Airplane

(x) The Princess Bride
(x) AnchorMan
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
(x) White Noise
(x) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
(x) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

( ) Scream
( ) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
( ) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
(x) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
( ) American Pie
( ) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp

(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
() Resident Evil 1
() Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
(x) Little Black Book
(x) The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch

(x) Finding Nemo
(x) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
(x) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
( ) Robots

(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt

(x) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
(x) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
(x) Surviving X-MAS
(x) Flubber

( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
(x) Hellboy
(x) Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam
(x) The Whole Nine Yards
(x) The Whole Ten Yards

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
(x) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask

(x) Bad Boys
(x) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
(x) Lucky Number Sleven
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
(x) Ocean’s Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
(x) Bourne Supremacy
( ) Lone Star
(x) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
(x) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

() Curious George

(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(x) ET
( ) Children of the Corn (We almost watched this when I was at Liberty. Then we realized it was rated ‘R’. Scads of horror!)
(x) My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
(x) Rush Hour 2

( ) Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She’s All That
(x) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
(x) Big Trouble in Little China
( ) The Terminator
( ) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3

(x) X-Men
(x) X2
(x) X-3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
(x) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x ) Shrek 2

(x) Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street
( ) Old School
(x) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
(x) Krippendorf’s Tribe
(x) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old-virgin

(x) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

( ) BASEketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
( ) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
(x) Three

( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc.
(x) Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard

( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
(x ) Chronicles Of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
(x) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo (Am I the only one who thinks that sounds like a porno?)
( ) Phantasm
( ) Waterworld

(x) Kill Bill vol 1
(x) Kill Bill vol 2
(x) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness

(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace (Doesn’t exist)
(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones (Doesn’t exist)
(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith (Doesn’t exist)
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks The Battle For Endor

(x) The Corpse Bride
(x) The Matrix
(x) The Matrix Reloaded
(x) The Matrix Revolutions
( ) Evil Dead
(x) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
( ) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal (Read the book)
(x) Amelie
( ) Platoon

Listening: ‘Stop and Stare’ by OneRepublic (The beginning of the video is a little ‘The Ring’ but it gets better.)

Reading: ‘The Trinity and Subordinationism: The Doctrine of God and the Contemporary Gender Debate’ by Kevin Giles (Nice light reading……)

Thinking: It’s Monday and I’m exhausted. This bodes well.

How to Annoy Me: Tell me that yes, I do look like a chew toy.

How to Charm Me: Take your son to school, prepared to stand up to the jerk you’ve been patient with long enough. 😉

Quote of the Day: Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they’re supposed to run wild until they find someone, just as wild, to run with. – Sex and the City

I didn’t blog about these things because I know that I’m crazy and irrational right now and in a couple of days when the hormones return to a somewhat balanced state of being (further balanced by any chocolate I consume), I will look at those posts and regret them. (And since I don’t take down entries after I’ve posted them, no matter how much crap I get, they would be up for eternity.)

Why I didn’t blog it: it would be considered blogging at people and I hate it when people do that.

What I didn’t blog: The fact that I hate it when people have a problem with me but instead of coming to me and talking about it, they either blog or talk about me behind my back.

Why I didn’t blog it: I just sound insane

What I didn’t blog: My violent mood swings when interacting with small children while in this hormonal state. I may be burnt out on kids right now but someday I might want to work with them again or even have my own. (Ya know, if I decide that doing crack is a good idea.) I don’t need CPS showing up on my doorstep without my having done anything.

Why I didn’t blog it: Too gruesome (Men, you might want to stop reading now.)

What I didn’t blog: My deep-seated desire to use a spoon to remove the cramping, hemorrhaging thing in my pelvic area. I don’t refrain from blogging about this stuff out of any embarrassment I feel. But I do try to keep it to a minimum for the sake of my male readers. (See? I don’t really hate all of you. 🙂 ) Also I didn’t blog that women are freaks. As my friend Doug pointed out, anything that bleeds for 3-5 consecutive days should not still be alive, much less able to function like a normal human being.

Aren’t ya glad I didn’t blog about those things? 😉

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Watching: Juno (Great movie! I highly recommend it.)

Reading: ‘Son-Of-A-Bitch Mouse Solves Maze Researchers Spent Months Building’

Thinking: I have got to get a grip. No more of this crying crap.

How to Annoy Me: Five minutes after I finish, take out the hair-do that I just spent 15 minutes on.

How to Charm Me: Understand that I have a very fundamental need for sunlight, even if it’s fake.

Quote of the Day: In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person will still think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with. – Juno

“I would marry a “Girl With Skills” tomorrow, if one would have me. She’s patient, reliable, hard-working, and passionate about ideas. When she loves you, she loves with a special passion emanating from her joy that someone loves her for her brain, body, and soul at the same time without rejecting any of the three. She’s the woman you want to mother your children, because she patiently will run them to 21 extra-curricular activities, just so they can have a better life. Sure, you have to make sure her work-aholic tendencies or occasionally overly analytical heart don’t get the best of her. And yes, it is not fun to have her put your skills on trial, or to dispassionately analyze you. But once you pass those tests, she’s a wonderful woman to have on your side.”

By my understanding, GreekPhysique’s claim is that these types of girls don’t get asked out. Just like the “Nice Guy” is always the “friend who is so sweet” or the one you can “talk to about anything”, these “Girls with Skills” are the ones that guys like to hang out with but never ask out. Here is my question though: if I fall into this category, why do I still have guys asking me out? It’s not that I don’t have guys asking, it’s that for one reason or another, my answer is “hell no!” You’re 30 and still live at home? Uh, no. You have an AWFUL relationship with your mother? Definitely not. You can’t hold down a job (for reasons other than legitimate medical problems or some type of family emergency)? Not a chance. When I ask if you are a Christian, your answer is “Isn’t everyone who lives in America a Christian?” *buzzer sound* (Lest we forget the Steak n’ Shake Stalker incident. Thank God he never got up the guts to call. If he asked now, I’d laugh and walk away.) Or, in a lot of cases, we just aren’t compatible. He lives for rock climbing and I’m terrified of heights. He wants to be a missionary in Africa and while I love traveling, I like living in the U.S. (Most of the time.) He is *majorly* into computers and I can blog, check email, and know a tiny bit of technical stuff. Or something in our personalities conflict so that conversation is strained and awkward.

My problem is not the quantity of men. But I have standards. I have asked people I trust if they are unreasonable and the answer is always no.  Are these the men that I scare off? It makes absolutely no sense to me. The strong, confident, Christian men who know how to treat a woman I scare off but the random guys on the street who yell at me from the car, they have no problem. Is it because they are used to rejection and figure “What the hell?”

I have been told by various people that I would make the perfect wife. (To which I reply “Have you seen my attempts at cooking?”) I am *definitely* not perfect. Far from it. And I don’t expect my hypothetical man to be either. If I want grace and understanding when I screw up, I better be giving it out when others do. (Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.) But that doesn’t mean that I’m willing to look past major character flaws or simple incompatibility.

So I guess my question is this: do nice guys get the incompatible girls asking them out too? Because the way my “nice guy friends” talk, they *never* get asked out. What do you all look for when you’re looking for a significant other? Would you date a ‘Girl with Skills’ or a ‘Nice Guy’? What makes or breaks a potential relationship for you?


No, I’m not re-thinking my “I don’t see myself married” stance. Even if “Mr. Right” did come along, I wouldn’t know what to do with him. “You’re great but that whole marriage thing……”

So Ro and I are in the car on our way to a donut bakery because she’s pregnant and craving donuts and I of course can’t say no to her or food. On our way we pass a tiny little fair that has been set up in a parking lot. She’s telling me about how she wants to go on rides, roller coasters in particular, but can’t because she’s pregnant. And we start listing all the things you can’t do when you pregnant, like eat sushi or drink alcohol. And I stated, once again, how I am not getting married and having babies. (Though apparently people will still think I am…)

We go in and immediately I know that this trip is going to end with both of us in the hospital in diabetic comas. We each get two donuts and then another dozen to take with us. Armed with 16 donuts, we head to the car. As we are driving back, we pass the fair again and Ro mentions elephant ears. This is a *huge* weakness for both of us. Pretty much the only reason we go to the state fair is to get our yearly elephant ear fix. It takes me about 5 seconds to decide that we are turning around and going to the fair.

We walk in and pass four police officers. Fortunately the elephant ear booth wasn’t far due to the small size of the fair itself. We get one to share and not five minutes after having entered, walk right back out with our prize. I’m pretty sure I heard the officers laughing at us. We then proceed to devour the elephant ear. The entire way we are cracking up and shaking our heads at ourselves. Because we realize that we have a problem. We realize that we are insane. We realize that we both should weigh 300 pounds. But at least we realize it.

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