Monday, July 31, 2006

Tru Dat

Yup...made the journey to Tru tonight. Yup...need to pack about half my apartment still. Yup...movers are arriving in T minus 8 hours. Yup...still in post-foodgasm haze, so not sure how the packing will go. Yup...even though the dishes are the size of a silver dollar and you wouldn't think they'd get you full, you can still leave very roly poly. Yup...I'm STILL poor, so I, too, don't know WTF I was doing going to Tru. Yup...gotta get on this whole packing thing. Yup...yup...

Saturday, July 29, 2006

It should be noted...


That's right, Bar, you can't hold me down! And, well, if you do, then I guess we all know where I'll be in February. Let's just say I never thought I'd see the day when there would be reference to being "pistol-whipped" and a "dead son of a bitch" outside of the Law & Order realm.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

SAF ISO Attractive Nuisance

In case you didn't know...studying. for the Bar. SUCKS.

Um...I can't believe it's less than a week away. Hold me. I'm scared.

Monday, July 17, 2006

"Sexy, Successful...and Single?"

This article makes me this the life I signed up to lead [for the foreseeable future, anyway]?

By the way, just to add to the credibility (or rather...lack thereof) of these articles, I just read another one that says something about playing footsie. Now call me crazy, but I just don't GET footsies. Am I the only one who doesn't see the merit in this supposed turn-on?

Thursday, July 13, 2006

M'ney m'ney m'ney moooooney...MONEY!

I am officially broke after having to dish out the equivalent of a small car in order to secure my apartment. I shit you not. Thus, I have gone on the equivalent of a famine diet for finances. Here are the doctor's orders:

1) Operate on a cash only basis. And for those looking to earn a gold star, that means always having only $20 or less in your wallet.
2) Remove credit and debit cards from wallet. Place cards in Tupperware/cup/bowl. Fill receptacle with water. Stick receptacle with immersed credit cards into the freezer. Forget they are there until your finances are more robust.

I'm on day one of my diet, and so far I don't even miss them!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Okay, so it's been pretty wild lately. The Bar studying, apartment hunting for a place in NY while I'm still in Chicago, etc. have made life kee-raaaaazy, man. The good news -- heck, the GREAT news -- is that I officially have a place to live! I found out today my application for a super duper cute duplex on the Upper East Side was accepted over four other applicants'. Woohoo! I may have had to pay a broker's fee *cringe*, but I think in the end it is worth it for the peace of mind. Now, I know you may be wondering..."Upper East Side??? What happened to the other "perfect location" place?" Well, it may have been a perfect location, but the people in charge were FAR from perfect. Let's just say I will need to lay the smackdown when I find the time to call and freak out at them.

On a more fun note, has anybody seen the newest HP laptop commercials? I love the Jay-Z version!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Mighty convenient, eh, Lay?

I know it's horrible of me to say this about someone who just "died," but am I the only one who is a little disappointed that Kenneth Lay, founder of Enron and dead this past week before his sentencing, seemed to have found the ultimate "Get Out of Jail Free" card?

Thursday, July 06, 2006




I just impulse "bought" this deal on American Airlines award travel: "AAdvantage members can redeem only 50,000 miles for Economy class travel on Air Pacific between North America and Fiji for travel between June 7 and December 14, 2006."


Okay, normally I'd be hella pissed off if someone kept saying that, but c'mon, guys...IT'S FIJI!!!

* -- Well, $57 for the taxes and ticketing fees.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Today we celebrate...our Independence Day

July Fourth is always a fun holiday for me because, as mentioned previously, a tiny little part of me always gets giddy at the sight of fireworks. As the Star Spangled Banner is literally my favorite song (lyrics-wise...yes, I'm crazy), the symbolism of the day really strikes a chord with me. Am I the only one, then, who finds it a little sacrilegious that it seems someone has found it to be a perfect holiday for the Nathan's Hot Dog Contest? What, after all, does eating 52 hot dogs in 12 minutes have anything to do with fighting for our independence against tyranny and taxation without representation? I the only one wondering about how Kobeyashi somehow has six pack abs to go along with the six-plus packs of hot dogs that are somehow inside there? (Ew...)

To get us back on track with the independence celebration, here's the whole speech from "Independence Day," to which I refer in the title of this post and of which I am actually a big fan:
"Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!" We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!"

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Free Samples

When I was a kid, I used to love going to Price Club (or Costco, however you prefer to refer to it) around lunchtime and getting those free samples of everything from a bite sized 1/16th of a burrito to a tiny mouthwash-sized cup of white grape juice. It's been a while since I've been to Price Club/Costco, and to be honest, I haven't really missed those free samples.

However, today I went to Dominick's and there were free samples galore...EXCEPT, shocker of shockers, miracle of miracles, it seemed that Dominick's totally kicked it up a notch and one-upped Price Club/Costco in the free sample category because...

Today I was offered a free sample of Malibu rum -- "Coconut, Mango, or Passion Fruit?"