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March 31, 2004

Mocha Report

This is the second day without my morning Mocha from Friedrichs. I am happy whitel somewhat bewildered to report that I am feeling dandy. No woozie sickie feeling.

What in the world has happened to my wonderful, loyal friend the 2 shot iced 2% chocolaty cafe mocha? My buddies Red Bull and French Vanilla Cappuccino are staying true so it is not a caffeine thing, but it is starting to look like my Mocha is deceiving me.

I'll have to inquire with Friedrichs...perhaps they changed the beans or **gasp** switched to sugar free chocolate! THAT could be it because I feel like I do when I accidentally get some aspartame in my system - headache, dizzy, fatigued...hmmm.

Maybe Starbucks is taking defectors...


dont' you just love it when you stir your cappuccino so fast that it makes that little whirl pool in the cup? such fun. swirling vortex of yummy!

(yeah, yeah, I love my coffee and get fairly silly about it from time to time)

Maggot Update

Well, this past Saturday Slipknot filmed their video. It was basically a "your favorite band and their fans invade your home" type thing. John & Josh went & had a blast.

They had to show up at 5:30 am, sit around a lot and deal with a cold drizzle most of the day, but said it was well worth it. At the urging of the band and producers, they beat the snot out of an old car in the back yard with baseball bats, they jumped off of the garage onto the car, they smashed through windows and they did a lot of "run here, run there, storm the house, storm the yard" stuff. They did get to meet the band and the band did actually perform for them - of course the mosh pit broke out as soon as the beat started. John just about got in trouble for hitting on one of the band members' wife. The band has all new masks & is raring to go. My nephew Josh (17) is still reeling.

This is the house they filmed it in

I really can't say that I am a Slipknot fan because I don't own any of their albums. I do like some of their songs, though.

Music-wise, my personal likes include:

When I want to ROCK:
Nickelback
Godsmack
Incubus
Creed
No Doubt
Staind
Saliva
The White Stripes
Linkin Park
Korn
Stone Temple Pilots
Tool
Chili Peppers
Audio Slave
Puddle of Mud
Green Day

When I want to Chill:
Dido
Sarah MacLachlan
Dave Mathews Band
Train
Evanescence
Norah Jones
John Mayer
Smash Mouth

March 30, 2004

On a much lighter note...I am feeling a lot better today. I didn't have my mocha this morning. I will stay away from it for a few days to see if that was the problem.

even my neck feels better.

...and I got a comment finally. Someone is reading this so I'm not just talking to myself.

Slave Descendants File $1 Billion Reparations Suit

This makes me sick. Just about every group of people had horrible things done to their ancestors by someone else, but you don't see everyone seeking "reparations" (MONEY) because of it.

I am a direct descendent of Irish ancestors who came to America during the potatoe famine. They were discriminated against and persecuted because they were Irish scum and could not get a job because they had an Irish name. As a result, they ended up CHANGING their name beacuse of this (O'Neil became Neil). Check out the film "far and away" if you want a little taste of what it was like for these people. You don't see me whining about it and wanting someone else to be responsible.

How about the atrocities that were committed by the Catholic crusaders who plowed through Ireland and "coverted" the pagans to Christianity whether they liked it or not? They burned, raped and pillaged, killing many of them who would not convert - all in the name of their God. Convert or die...how's that for a convincing strategy? Shall I seek reparations from the Catholic Church for what they did to my Irish Pagan ancestors?

You have your freedom now (to a limited extent - just as much as everyone else in this troubled country). Grow up people and move on!

I am not a racist or prejudiced person. I believe in EQUALITY of all peoples...My white skin makes me no better than any black, asian, indian, or any other person.

The thing that enrages me, however, is when a minority expects special treatment just because their ______ (insert female, black, asian, gay, etc. here). I certainly don't expect any special treatment because I am a woman! I feel that things like the Miss Black America pageant or the United Negro College Fund are racist and based on double standards. There would be hell to pay if there were a Miss White America or a United Caucasian College Fund, wouldn't there?

Now...let's all get a long and treat eachother respectfully and equally now, shall we?

(...shoving soap box back under desk...)

March 29, 2004

One of the Many Reasons I am Not a Teacher

this is jacked

This little girl, daughter of meth using porno freaks, makes up a story about her teacher "touching her private parts" and gets some of her buddies to back up her story. Turns out that, like many 8 year olds, she couldn't keep here story straight. Meanwhile, this poor guy has had his reputation, career and most likely his family life destroyed. He was found not guilty, but that doesn't really matter. His life will still smolder in ruins.

If he were guilty, he would most certainly deserve everything that is dished out. I cringe, however, as I ponder his not guilty verdict. They may as well go ahead and put him in prison.

I am Not Well

Something is wrong. I just feel like crap today, but can't pin down what's up. My head is swimming around like I got some aspartame (I am allergic), my stomach is uneasy and my neck hurts like hell. I have taken advil and aleve and it still burns and aches. My head hurts, too. I just feel shitty. I hope there isn't something seriously wrong, but I just have not been well lately. Maybe my morning cafe mocha ritual has gone south. I have noticed that I seem to feel ok until after I drink my mocha.

I am starting to feel like updating and posting to this blog is futile and pointless. No one is reading this. I have not had one single comment. I don't know how to get this to show up on search engines or generate traffic to it. Maybe I am just boring and lame and no one cares to read the ramblings of a dull and unimpressive twit like me.

Anyway...

if ANYONE is reading this, would you please comment so I know...even if it's to say "screw you, you suck."

March 26, 2004

EEEk - MAGGOTS!

Slipknot had a casting call here in Des Moines a few days ago for a video that they're fixin to make. Just for giggles, a close friend and my nephew went to the casting call.

They got picked! They're going to be in the video and it's being filmed tomorrow. These are pretty normal looking guys - no wierd piercings or tattoos, but they were chosen. How cool is that?

I'm can't honestly call myself a slipknot fan, but still think it rocks that they're going to be in the video. maybe we'll see their happy asses on MTV.

In case you don't know who slipknot are...here

random blog stupidness:

(x) - you've done
(_) - you haven't done

(x) been dumped
(x) dumped someone
(_) shoplifted
(_) been fired
(_) been in a fist fight
(_) had a threesome
(x) snuck out of my parent's house
(x) been tied up (sexually)
(X) been caught masturbating
(_) broken an arm
(x) had a one night stand
(_) had sex with a member of the same sex (uh...definition of "sex" needed here...LOL)
(_) been arrested
(_) stolen parents' car
(x) made out with a stranger
(x) stole something from a job
(_) celebrated new years in time square
(x) gone on a blind date
(x) lied to a friend
(x) had a crush on a teacher
(_) celebrated mardi-gras in new orleans
(x) been to Europe
(x) skipped school
(_) skipped school soley to smoke pot
(x) slept with a co-worker
(x) cut myself on purpose
(x) been drunk
(x) smoked pot
(x) snorted anything
(x) popped pills (not tylenol)
(x) kissed a member of the opposite sex
(x) kissed a member of the same sex
(_) crashed a friend's car
(_) been to Japan
(x) ridden in a taxi
(x) had anal sex
(x) been in love
(x) had sex
(x) had sex in public
(_) had sex at the office
(x) been engaged
(x) been married
(_) gotten divorced
(x) had children
(x) seen someone die
(_) been to Africa
(x) tasted my own sexual fluids.
(_) slapped someone I loved
(x) Driven over 400 miles to attend a show/festival/fetish ball
(_) Flown somewhere to attend a show/festival/fetish ball
(x) Been to Mexico
(x) Been on a plane
(x) Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show
(_) Have been fisted and/or fisted someone eslse
(x) Thrown up in a bar
(x) Purposely set a part of myself on fire
(x) Eaten Sushi
(_) Been snowboarding
(_) Had sex at a friend's house when they were throwing a party
(x) Given Oral Sex
(x) Watched two (or more) people have sex (not porn, real life)
(x) Been moshing at a concert
(x) Eaten deer meat
(_) Made someone bleed, on purpose
(x) Had dirty thoughts about one of your best friends
(x) Had dirty thoughts about someone you've never met

I'm especially proud of the "setting yourself on fire" one.

March 25, 2004

I hate basketball. The stupid tourneys are on, so they cancelled CSI. I am disgusted. CSI is my favorite show...I watch both of them. They are the only shows that I go out of my way to see.

Basketball is fun to play, but oh so boring to watch. A bunch of people run from one end to the other and bounce & throw the ball around. I know there's more to it, but that's what it's like to sit like a lump and have it spoon fed to you under glass.

Did see a very interesting show about Okie Noodling the other night. Fascinating shit. These guys swim around in rivers and lakes and poke thier arms down inside holes underwater to find these giant catfish. The catfish bite their hands and the guys grab them by the gills and haul them out. These are 45-55 pound catfish - 4 feet long. Tears up their knuckles & arms & they're all like "the thrill of the hunt!!!" Good ole boys who have fewer teeth than they do grams of tabacky crammed in their cheeks...I was intrigued by the whole thing.

  • check it out!

  • Danger, Will Robinson!

    I am beginning to really get into this blogging thing. I have discovered several really interesting people whose blogs I read regularly. I can see how this could become a very time-consuming habit.

    I think it will be good for me, though, because I've had the overwhelming inclination recently to expand my horizons. I have been stuck in a rut now for years, and need to break out. It appears that I have found a crack in the dam...

    look out new world...here I come!

    March 24, 2004

    Ahhh...my theme song is on - "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks.

    Last night sucked ass. My husband had a meltdown over some things that went bad at work, dove to the bottom of a bottle, stayed up half the night and then came in and puked on the bed. I want to strangle him - would have if he wouldn't have been so upset and depressed. I was up half of the night trying to get him under control and get the puke out of my bed. suck, suck, suck...

    I still have this cold that is kicking my ass and now I am upset, depressed, sleep deprived and pissed off. Great state to be in. I think I'll seek margaritas at lunch.

    I took of the blog linker thing I had on the side panel because the moron that set it up had his mba blog permanently pasted on there. I don't want to hear about him, his studies. The only way to get rid of the link I could find was to dump the whole thing.

    Posted bitter little man in my links. He is so grouchy - it's brilliant. I only read a little and liked him immediately. Unfortunately, even his rantings could not cheer me up today.

    Maybe the punk rock kittens on rathergood.com can help.

    Here, kitty kitty...

    March 23, 2004

    I feel pretty crappy today. I have a cold and my head hurts. It actually feels like it is about 3 feet thick. I have that nasty shit running down the back of my throat that is making it hurt, too. I can't think - feel like my brain is congested.

    Can't concentrate & I have to learn to do some new crap to this stupid marketing application we use. My heart's just not in it.

    I want to go home and go back to bed. damn, this sucks.

    all right, dayquil...DO YOUR JOB!

    wonder what I would feel like had i NOT taken the dayquil...

    March 22, 2004

    Theme song of the day:

    Basket Case (Green Day)

    Do you have the time to listen to me whine
    About nothing and everything all at once
    I am one of those
    Melodramatic fools
    Neurotic to the bone
    No doubt about it

    Sometimes I give myself the creeps
    Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me
    It all keeps adding up
    I think I'm cracking up
    Am I just paranoid
    Or am I just stoned?

    I went to a shrink
    To analyze my dreams
    she says it's lack of sex that's bringing me down
    I went to a whore
    she said my life's a bore
    So quit my whining cause it's bringing her down

    Sometimes I give myself the creeps
    Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me
    It all keeps adding up
    I think I'm cracking up
    Am I just paranoid
    Or am I just stoned?

    Grasping to control
    So I better hold on

    MMwwwwwaaaa ha ha ha ha

    Ok, now here is something that really scares the shit out of me. I started poking around looking for info because I heard that John Kerry was a member of a secret "skull and bones" society at Yale. G W Bush was reportedly also a member of this same society essentially making them frat buddies.

    Up to this point, I have supported Kerry in his campaign and even voted for him in the caucases. I am a little freaked out now, however, after having read this:

    The Order of Skull and Bones

    Really frightening. It sheds a new light on the direction this country has taken in the last few decades.

    I am now more inclined than ever to take my son and get the hell out of here. Canada is starting to look more and more appealing, but maybe it is too close.

  • Was Kurt Cobain Murdered?


  • A very interesting article regarding this theory. Recommended read.

    March 19, 2004

  • Bush Watch - Big Brother is Watching YOU!


  • Now, here is some interesting reading about our buddy 'ole dubya and his croonies.

    I have to go puke now...

  • Baby receives 8 Organ transplants


  • Brief but interesting story about an italian baby girl who received a new liver, stomach, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, spleen and two new kidneys. A newborn, she would have died if they hadn't done this due to a horrible disease. This, for some reason, is disturbing to me though. What will her quality of life be? Will this disease destroy these organs, too? Will she grow up and be able to function as a normal adult.

    As a mother myself, I understand that this baby's parents wanted nothing more than for her to live. But was this baby meant to live? Were these 8 organs wasted on her when they could have saved up to 8 other lives? Don't get me wrong - I am an organ donor and believe in it strongly.

    I am glad she came through the surgery ok, but can't help but wonder what her future holds...





    March 17, 2004

    I think I am going to join deviantart and start my own gallery. I have always been a photography freak, and love to photoshop images. Have done some pretty cool stuff...I'll have to chase some of it down so I can add it. I can scan it in. ANyway, I hope it isn't expensive since I'm so broke all of the time...or is it cheap! LOL

    Found another cool place to mess around...notproud.com. Just a shitload of anonymous confessions from people categorized by the seven deadly sins. Pretty cool. some are really lame and others are sweet...it's like evesdropping on peoples most intimate thoughts. such a voyeur...

  • Go Evesdropping!

  • March 12, 2004

    Here is the link to find out who you are (in star wars, that is)

  • < Which Star Wars Character are YOU?


  • I am Anakin Skywalker! Woo Hoo

    March 10, 2004

    Todays Rant: Shoes in the Road!

    What is up with all of the shoes you see laying in the streets? I have noticed, time after time, that you frequently will see one single shoe laying in the middle of the road. Where do they come from? Where is the other shoe? And the biggest question is - WHY IS IT THERE? Didn't this person realize that they just lost a shoe? Why didn't they go back and get it? How in the world did they lose it - were they hanging one foot out of the window???

    They disturb me. Did someone get hit by a car and whoever took them away forgot their shoe.

    PEOPLE, STOP LEAVING RANDOM SHOES IN THE STREET.

    thanks so much

    WOW. that's really all I can say about the vast amounts of fantastic art I found on this site. I could spend hours just looking in amazement...

  • Deviant Art!
  • March 05, 2004

    I figured out what they're called! Those critters on the quiznos commercials are "the spongmonkeys!" They come from
  • The sick genius of www.rathergood.com
  • . Oh, what a fun website it is! Lots of links to just plain silly, corny goofiness! I LOVE IT! Check it out and have fun!

    March 02, 2004

    Today, I discovered that those insane creatures that are featured on the national Quiznos advertisements are on their website! www.quiznos.com There is even a free screen saver you can download! I installed it immediately, of course!

    I screen captured a few shots of them, too, for some jolly photoshop fun! :p
    Sure wish I could share but I'm not paying for this thing. Maybe some time...


    I don't understand my obsession with these little creatures, but they get me very excited. It's kind of sick. They look like dead hampsters or guinea pigs with mutated mouths and eyes fused onto them...and the voices. You just have to check them out for yourselves. I wish they would post something on there about what the hell they are supposed to be and what their story is! maybe i'll e-mail them and ask.

    March 01, 2004

    Wow..this is my first blog. I wonder if anyone will be reading this. I am starting out looking at this as a sort of journal...a forum for the ramblings of a mind where the wheels seemingly never stop grinding. I'll have lots of links to post as I discover them.

    I suppose, in case someone does read this, I should attempte to introduce myself.

    I am Pati.
    I am 35 years old.
    I live in Iowa.
    I am a marketing assistant for a business equipment dealer.
    I am a college graduate (woo hoo)
    I am a caffeine addict

    more, much more to come...

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