Double Jeopardy!

No, one of us hasn’t been convicted of a crime once, and then commited the exact same crime again.  Both of us took the online test for Jeopardy! last night.  Now we get to wait up to a year to be notified if we’ll be called in for the next stage as contestants.  Apparently, even if we pass the test, we’re not guaranteed a callback because of the limited number of slots.  They randomly pull from the ones who passed the test until they’ve filled up their year’s worth of contestants.

Fingers crossed!

-Because I said so

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Indescribable Pain

Lindsey had her Mary Kay meeting last night.  I, as always, attended as well, since she doesn’t have a driver’s license.  Now, normally, the meetings last about an hour or two, which is fine, but last night’s meeting was almost four hours.  Allow me to explain why that makes a difference.  The chairs at the Mary Kay center, while appearing comfortable to one unaware of the truth, are hard as stone.  There is absolutely no padding on the butt or the back whatsoever.  At the two hour mark, I’m generally very uncomfortable and fidgeting a great deal.  At the four hour mark, I would have preferred waterboarding.

I wonder if anyone else found it odd that I was attempting to describe that which was indescribable.

-Because I said so

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Oh how I love music…. Part 2

Lindsey’s previous post was about her love of music.  One thing she mentioned in the post was:

“As I got older obviously my taste in music got better…”

I beg to differ.  Allow me to present you with Lindsey’s new hot favorite track, courtesy of last night’s episode of Nip/Tuck:

Just kidding!  I love you sweetie!

-Because I said so

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Oh how I love music….

If any of you guys know me, you will know that I love music. I have pretty much been this way even at a young age so it wasn’t like it came about later on in my life.

My Mom has good taste in music so I got a lot of what I like from her. She was born in 1961 and is really into Led Zeppelin, Rush, Journey, The Beatles and other similar bands. My very first concert that I saw was Bon Jovi. Skid Row opened up for them and I think I was around 6 at the time. Out comes Sebastian Bach with his fabulous 80′s hair and the first thing he screams out is “Are you all mother-fuckin’ right mother fuckers?!?!?!?” I think my Mom turned about 3 shades whiter when he said that because I was young but I didn’t pick up saying “fuck” until much later. I really don’t remember much of the concert except for the fact that I curled up in the seat and fell asleep.  I was exhausted from the stuff we did during the day plus I was young so I wasn’t used to staying up late. My Mom is still shocked that I was able to sleep through a loud concert like that, but hey, I LOVE sleep.

My second concert was the New Kids On The Block. Some of you might laugh while reading this but to see them in concert back then was a big deal. I loved them so much it was unreal. I had the lunch box, t-shirt, all of their books, the VHS video, and some other things that I can’t remember. Really the only thing I remember from that concert is crying like a huge baby when Joey McIntyre came out. He was one of my favorites.

As I got older obviously my taste in music got better, but I remember really digging some of the late 80′s early 90′s stuff. I loved Slaughter, Nelson, Guns & Roses, Metallica, White Snake, MC Hammer, and I really could go on.

When Slaughter came out with the music video for “Up All Night” I wanted to be that girl who was walking with the two Dobermans. Lucky broad. With the Nelson twins I just wanted their hair. My Mom thought they were just gorgeous. Looking at them now I laugh because they look ghastly. Even though Guns & Roses is piss poor now they were kick ass back then, same with Metallica. I don’t even recognize them anymore, and I’m not talking about appearances.

I saw Metallica twice in concert. One time was here in Fresno when they were out touring for the Load album and the other time up north at the Bridge School Benefit. For the concert in Fresno, KoRn (who was really unknown at the time) opened up for them. KoRn put on a really good show. Metallica also did really good as well, but I wish that they had played some more of their older stuff. The Bridge School Benefit concert was all acoustic and we even got a preview of some of the songs that would come out on ReLoad.

One nice treat was that Smashing Pumpkins was there. Looking back I think this concert was in 95 or 96 so they weren’t together for much longer. After Mellon Collie they sort of went downhill which is a shame. They were an amazing band. What Billy Corgan has done to them now makes me want to vomit. Their set was fantastic. It was the entire original lineup so that was nice. James Iha is really talented. They even played “Eye” off of the Lost Highway soundtrack. The twist with that song was that they brought out Marilyn Manson and Twiggy. While I might not like all of Marilyn’s music he did a fucking amazing job with “Eye.”

I would have to say that out of all of the concerts I have been to, TOOL and Nine Inch Nails are always the best. I saw Nine Inch Nails twice back in 2005 and I have seen TOOL a total of 3 times over the years. TOOL is one of my favorite bands so whenever they tour around this area I pretty much drop whatever I am doing to go and see them. All of their music is outstanding and I’m never disappointed. Maynard has the voice of an Angel and their drummer, Danny Carey, is a God. Not only is his kit a monstrosity, but he is so damn skilled. Same with Neil Peart of Rush.

The two Nine Inch Nail shows were really different. The first one was held in the Saroyan Theatre and that can hold a little over 2,000. I will say that it was hot as balls in that theatre. With the crowd and then all of the lights, it was like a friggin’ sauna in there. Worth it though. The second show was at Selland Arena and I made sure to get floor tickets. Going to a concert and being confined to a seat is no fun. However… I issue this warning to you all: Be prepared to get aggressive and almost get into fights. At the second NIN concert I almost got into it twice with some pretty large dudes. They were totally asking for it though. I did almost break my nose at the TOOL concert back in 98 which was an experience all in itself. I also passed out at that show for about 30 seconds and I was lucky to have some random guy who was standing behind me catch me otherwise I would have hit hard dirt and tree roots pretty hard.

One show I didn’t get floor tickets to was System of a Down. I’m not stupid because if I would have been on the floor bad things would have happened. I still had really good seats but I kept looking at the crowd on the floor. The mosh pits were insane and miscellaneous items were being tossed into the air. I saw shoes, clothes, bras (yes… bras) thrown into the air so either some poor girl was being ripped naked or it was a feeding frenzy down there.

Hopefully TOOL and NIN come around this area again because I want to keep seeing them. There are so many bands that I want to see in concert but unfortunately a lot of them have broken up like Soundgarden. They would have been fantastic to see but who knows. These days a lot of bands are getting back together for an album and then a tour. Maybe I might get lucky.

I’ll keep you all posted if I do!

EDIT: Chris was awesome and gave me a link to a video some guy recorded of the TOOL concert I attended in 2006. The quality of the video is actually good and it’s the entire thing which is hard to find. So, here is the link and enjoy! I know I am right now lol! -

- She Who Has The Last Word

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-All You Zombies-

While browsing my daily webcomics for Tuesdays, I came upon an accompanying blog post that mentioned what was said to be a very interesting time paradox sci-fi story.  Intrigued, I looked it up and read it online, as it was hosted for free in its entirety by UCSD (University of California, San Diego).  It described a very interesting infinitely reoccurring time loop, which I found fascinating.  However, it also contained a person being their own mother, father, child, and time traveler.  It is well written, and while the story does get pretty weird, it’s still very interesting in its execution of an infinite time loop paradox that resolves all anomalies.

Oh yeah, it was written in the 50s, and nominated for a short fiction award in the 80s.  For the wiki entry, click here, and for the story itself, click here.

We’ll be discussing it briefly (or not so briefly) on this Friday’s MehCast, so be sure to tune in.

-Because I said so

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Donnie the Dog

Lindsey and I have a dog named Donnie.  We did not name him.  We adopted him in May of 2008, at the ripe old age of 4 years, and the name came with him.  I like to think it’s short for something cool, like Donatello.  More likely, it’s an homage to Donnie from the New Kids on the Block.

Such is life.

Anyway, we come to the point of our rambling.  We have not paid a pet deposit to our new apartment complex, so he can not be with us quite yet.  He is currently residing at my mother’s house.  While there is a lot of room for him to play (and crap all over, the little shit machine), he does not receive a great deal of attention.  With my schedule the way it was last week, I wasn’t able to make it over to see him, which means he hasn’t seen me in almost (but not quite) two weeks.  As I entered the garage this afternoon and called to him, he bolted for me, almost sliding into the wall (he has a hard time slowing down on cement, it makes him slide in a silly way).  Before I was able to kneel down to start petting him, he ran up and started licking the closest thing he could reach: my jeans, a little less than knee high (he’s a terrier-chihuahua mix, very short little shitter).  He missed me very much, and made quite the fool of himself when he saw me (the little shit factory that he is).

He shit on the carpet once.  A very nice, very expensive Persian hand-woven rug.  He also shit on the garage welcome mat, but I didn’t notice that one until I had ruined my favorite flip-flops in it.  You’ll just have to pardon me for holding his fascination with shitting all over creation against him.

-Because I said so

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Earthworm Jim

Friday, during our MehCast, it started raining.  It’s really the first time since we moved into this apartment that we’ve had a heavy rain.  As we were talking (about what, I don’t remember), I happen to glance over towards the door and what do I notice but an earthworm, halfway up the door mount, slithering in through the gap.  A bit shocked (but not scared, as it was just an earthworm; if it had been wearing a white powersuit, I would have been far more alarmed), I quickly aimed the camera so that everyone could see it.  I gently grabbed it and lobbed it out onto the sidewalk, as it would have died in our apartment from a lack of moisture, then returned to the show.

Fascinating lives we lead, no?

-Because I said so

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Year 1 Episode 4 Recap


Within that one word lies the secret of our success with last night’s MehCast.  Lindsey wore a top that almost completely failed to conceal her cleavage, which was a reoccuring topic throughout the night.  Overall, we feel that it was a good episode.  We had a lot of fun, and a large (large for us, I mean) number of viewers.  Unfortunately, due to streaming through our wireless router, we also had a large lag (for some people, up to 90 seconds).  Next week we’ll pull out our extra long ethernet cable and hook it up that way, which will hopefully solve the lag problem.

We had a large variety of topics to discuss.  We started off with a timeline of our week, going through our experiences on a daily basis.  I had taken this week off from work so that we could meet with many wedding vendors for our wedding at the end of this year.  We discussed ridiculous price differences between different vendors ($300 cake vs. $1000 cake, and $4000 flowers vs. $2000 flowers).  We went into a little detail about our wedding cake of choice.  We discussed a flower arrangement shop that didn’t do flower arrangements.

Other topics included Lindsey’s workout regime, our lack of a trip to San Francisco, an elbow in my face, cartoon violence and video game violence, and crazy drivers.  We went into our apartment being sprayed for spiders, which had been a problem, and a wasp issue at a local Burger King restaurant.  We talked about Heath Ledger’s Oscar nomination, the abomination known as Smallville, as well as other shows and movies like Kitchen Nightmares, America’s Best Dance Crew, Firefly, Hell’s Kitchen, the Street Fighter movie, This is Spinal Tap, The Fall, Rome, and more.  We discussed Joaquin Phoenix’s rap turn, and the videos that have popped up on the internet.  We talked about a couple of songs we liked, such as Spinal Tap’s Big Bottoms, and the Anti-Nowhere League’s So What.  We also talked about the lack of real multiplayer download play for the Nintendo DS game, Left Brain Right Brain.

All in all, it was a lot of fun, and we enjoyed the episode a great deal.


Episode discussion at:

-Because I said so

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Wasp of DOOM!

This week Chris and I have been going around to different vendors so that we can decide who we want to use for our upcoming wedding. Planned for Thursday was a florist, gown store and then a meeting with our reception site. We also had to pick up some cake samples from a baker we are considering. Since there was a large gap between the florist appointment and the gown store we went to get lunch before picking up the cake.

Right across the street from the bakery was a Burger King, and since I thought it sounded delicious we got some food there. I would have been content going through the drive-thru but Chris brought up how going inside could kill some time. I think this might be the last time I ever listen to him.

We got inside, placed our order, and sat down in a booth. We started talking about random stuff and then our order was up. After Chris sat down we started eating, and then I saw something behind him.

A wasp.

My Mom is highly allergic to bees, wasps, and really anything that stings like that. She has to either be given a shot immediately or be taken to a hospital because it can and will kill her. I am fortunate to have never been stung, but that doesn’t mean I am not afraid of what my reaction would be like. I did crack a joke to Chris saying that a hospial is just right down the street, but it was pretty obvious that I didn’t want it to come to that.

At first I thought it was outside since sometimes it’s hard to tell on those thick windows, but as it got closer to the back of Chris’s head it was pretty obvious that it was inside.

The wasp started to fly towards us and all I kept thinking was that it could smell my fear. I am still convinced that it had it’s eyes on me, waiting to strike, and to just really fuck up my day. Chris still had a burger to finish, but since the wasp was now above us on the ceiling, we decided to pack it up and get the hell out of there.

Before leaving I let a girl behind the counter know of their little friend and she said she would tell the manager.

As we were backing out we saw the manager with a long stick poking at the ceiling and I assume he got it since we didn’t see him flailing his arms about in a panic. Oh well.

- She Who Has The Last Word

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Elbow in the face

If the title isn’t revealing enough, allow me to elaborate.

Lindsey elbowed me in the face, last night.

Right in the nose, with the tip of her elbow.  It wasn’t a regular elbow to the face, either.  We were dancing, and as I was pulling her back to me in a twirl, she clipped me in the nose.  So not only did I have the full force of her body slamming into my nose, I had the added momentum from the spin, lending her more power in the ELBOW TO MY FACE.

-Because I said so

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