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  1. Wait — is it Tuesday already?

    Highlight of the Day

    Though longer than should be legally allowed for a cellphone voicemail message, Jesse’s now plays The Greatest American Hero themesong. How can you not smile when listening to “believe it or not, I’m walking on air“?

    After much debate, I’m missing the Troubies show tonight in favor of seeing the second to last home hockey game. I should go for Chris, but I figure if they’re in town recording for the next month, they’re bound to play somewhere again.

    Must go.

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  2. End of an Era

    One didn’t have to be a music student to love Weston. There is a beautiful piece on his retirement announcement.

    Other Cool Things to Do in AU

    Otway Fly

    Port Campbell National Park

    Listen Today

    Phoenix, Alphabetical Listening Party

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  3. For someone who has never been married, I’ve been forced to think about divorce a lot in the last week or so.

    ▪ The divorce was finalized for a guy with whom I sorta work

    ▪ A couple I met at the retreat earlier this year are getting divorced.

    ▪ I just found out someone I kinda know is getting divorced.

    ▪ Got a prayer request for friends of a friend who are getting divorced under strange circumstances.

    It’s so rampant. It’s somewhat scary.

    What was especially weird were two bits of cellphone conversation I overheard this afternoon…

    ▪ “So I had to divorce him because he acted like I got the plague after having children.” — Lady pushing child in cart at Wal-mart.

    ▪ “Do you realize how long I’ve wanted to be held? I want to be loved. Just not by you anymore.” — Obviously distraught woman (my mother’s age) outside of the movie theatre.

    I don’t really know how to conclude an entry like that. It is what it is.

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  4. With a Little Imagination…

    ▪ the fresh mulch outside sorta smells like Iowa.

    ▪ the white blossoms blanketing the trees outside sorta look like snow.

    ▪ the cresent moon right next to Saturn the other night sorta looked like someone winking at me.

    F.F.

    If you don’t have someone in your life who compliments you with heart-felt honesty, loves you unconditionally, and simply makes you feel like you’re completely awesome, then you need to go find someone who does. Because it feels great. I’m so glad I went tonight. Saw John & Gene and talked to Becky. Those people loved me through a sucky time, and I’m so thankful that they haven’t given up on our friendship. I need to go to Indy soon.

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  5. Updates

    Going to the show. John just called, and since he doesn’t hate me for not being in contact for the last two years, I figure I ought to support them.

    I also changed links for all those who converted to livejournal. I almost want to get one just so I don’t have to be an anonymous commenter.

    I also want to kick someone at FedEx Ground. The fun little drawing tablet has been on the truck for delivery for the last two days. Deliver already! It will make my life better!

    Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog, a collection of sermons which draw on the music of U2. I’m amazed at the lengths some churches go to be “hip” and “relevant” these days. Somehow eU2charist seems to be going a little far. (On the same note, I dislike very much corny youth group names.)

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  6. Revelation

    I had an amazing revelation this morning. I have seen “Office Space” countless times and never realized that Mr. Bill “Mmkay” Lumbergh is the same guy who played Jack Killian in the legendary series “Midnight Caller”. My sister and I loved that show. I’m going to have to peruse the episode guide.

    Apocalypse Please

    Jimmy Gnecco: April 30th @ Knitting Factory.

    Again, I say… I wish some music would come to Music City.

    But… I’ll settle for music in Cincinnati — because that’s where Muse is going to be on April 24th! Whee! I am so going whether I find someone to go along or not. (But you know, Cincy isn’t far from you Indy people!)

    I heard two of the three Feezel brothers are going to be in town tonight playing some battle of the bands thing at an undisclosed time at an undetermined location. Is it worth the trouble to try and find them or should I just go to Jessica’s? That is my dilemma.

    Music for the Day:

    Listen to the Muse Player.

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  7. Happy Birthday, Jenna!

    A while back, Bill (I think) posted a link to a game where you were to guess which movie poster certain letters came from. It was kind of fun, though I missed quite a few. Be sure to check out LogoGame for more fun!

    All Your Smurf Are Belong to Us

    Quote for Yesterday:

    “When was the last time I exploited our friendship?” — Manda

    Room for Rent:

    Opening June 1st. Cool Springs-ish area. $375 + utilities. Must be willing to fight for parking or walk miles. Psychos and Obsessive-Compulsives need not apply. Seriously.

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  8. Let’s just recap what I’ve done so far today.

    ▪ Spent forever on hold with Danka trying to give a meter reading.

    ▪ Built a desk.

    ▪ Ate lunch while watching The Man from Snowy River. (Leslie!! Can you believe it was on AMC today?! We were just talking about this.)

    ▪ Spent forever looking for the security system box in Bossman’s house.

    ▪ Now I’m going to walk to the post office.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Sister! Come visit!

    Remember the beautiful Childlike Empress in The Neverending Story? She grew up to be a beautiful woman as well. Now if only we could figure out what happened to Atrayu.

    Some day when I’m feeling like I have some spare time, I want to make soap rose petals.

    Last night I happened to catch the review of the new voice-controlled PS2 game, LifeLine on X-Play. The little clips they have on the site are hilarious. “Bark like a dog.”

    Check out ToothpasteForDinner. It’s good and good for you.

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  10. Laura’s NYC Tales: The Struggles and Triumphs of Life in NYC (All Completely True). You have to read the latest tale of how she ended up with Chris Rock’s old cellphone number.

    There Shown a Great Light

    Lighthouses of Australia: there are some gorgeous photos there. I especially like the ones of the Cape Otway Lighthouse.

    I happened upon the site of artist Ben Pranger while looking for a picture of the Ivory Tower from The Neverending Story. He has his own version made from soap and wire. He also has a bottle chandelier. Cool.

    Song for the Day:

    Clocks (Royksopp Trembling Heart Remix)
    Coldplay

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  11. Trip Recap – In Brief

    Friday


    ▪ Leave N’ville at 8:20

    ▪ Reunion with Manda

    ▪ Did we get ushered out of an Elks Lodge?

    ▪ Milk & cookies

    Saturday

    ▪ Met my little verbena, Rachel

    ▪ Manda’s Locks of Love haircut — 14 inches!

    ▪ Baby pictures at Sears

    The show. Worlds collide as Florida people meet Nashville people. Rode home with Matt, Leslie, and their charming niece Jenny.

    Sunday

    ▪ Dedication

    ▪ Open house

    ▪ Jack and I played Halo until I felt motion sickness coming on. (Why do all the cool games have to be first-person?) Then Erik gave me the crash course in Outlaw Golf so they could beat me.

    ▪ Brandon shared in our spaghetti supper.

    The Runaway Jury

    Monday

    ▪ Did Rachel really scream all night?

    ▪ 4:45 (3:45 central) alarm goes off

    ▪ And home again home again

    Photos forthcoming.

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  12. 3:45 AM Eternal

    4:45 in Florida is still 3:45 to me. Remind me to never again get a flight that early. I’m serious. I was fighting sleep on the plane, because I was afraid to wake up and find myself drooling on the nice gentleman seated next to me.

    But I’m so glad I went this weekend. Recap later when I’m more coherent. I’m going to curl up on the couch in the conference room for a little while.

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  13. I’m in Florida. Manda’s boobs are huge. The baby is sweet, but she was sleeping with Jack when we got home. I’ll officially meet her tomorrow. G’nite.

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  14. Steve, Don’t Eat It

    The latest SDEI is up at The Sneeze, and I honestly muttered aloud, “ohgawdno”, when I read what it was going to be.

    Mmmm… Corndogs

    Just so you know, tomorrow is National Corndog Day. (Check out the posters for years past. Genius.) Next year I’m organizing a party.

    Fun Retro fonts at GirlsWhoWearGlasses.

    Friday Five

    If you…

    1. …owned a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?

    Coffee

    2. …owned a small store, what kind of merchandise would you sell?

    Books

    3. …wrote a book, what genre would it be?

    Memoir

    4. …ran a school, what would you teach?

    Drama

    5. …recorded an album, what kind of music would be on it?

    Spoken word, all the way.

    I’m going to Florida. Whee!

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  15. The Kicks‘ website has gotten cooler since I last checked it. Jesse’s total rockstar. Awesome. New release April 20th on TVT Records.

    Fake is the New Real: so much cool stuff there.

    Someday I’ll have a need for a 92″ monitor. I’m sure I’ll find an excuse to pay $80 for one of those illuminated keyboards first. I’d even settle for the illuminated mousepad.

    Just a Warning

    I’m going into pre-trip freak-out mode. I did two loads of laundry before I left for work this morning. Baby gift is complete. (The world is not ready for my level of brilliance.) Oh wait. I just remembered the other part of the gift I wanted to give. Hmm. I need to leave immediately after work tomorrow, and I’ve got so much to do tonight. Ack!

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  16. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

    I’m not Irish, but go ahead and kiss me anyway.

    Manda left a message this morning wishing me a happy St. Paddy’s day. March 17th was always more fun when she and Krystal were around. One year in particular was great. I think that’s the only time I’ve seen Manda dancing on tables… or was it singing on chairs. 🙂

    Be sure to check out the Leprechaun Watch! I hear they’re out in full-force today.

    Survivor Magnolia

    Having not seen any of the ads for tonights episode and having missed the last two episodes, I’m just going to go out on a total limb here…

    1. Chapera wins Reward.

    2. Chapera wins Immunity.

    3. Jerri gets voted off. (A girl can dream.)

    Bonus

    4. Big Tom sits out Reward.

    5. Jenna sits out Immunity.

    6. Ambassador Jenna

    7. Ambassador Kathy

    8. No challenge

    If you need something to make you smile, watch Jimmy Fallon as William Hung.

    Irish Proverb

    May God grant you always…

    A sunbeam to warm you,

    A moonbeam to charm you,

    A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.

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  17. I got the tickets. I got the tickets. I got the tickets, hey, hey, hey, hey.

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  18. Lover, You Should’ve Come Over

    I tossed and turned all night and didn’t feel like I had fallen asleep until minutes before my alarm went off. It has been a very groggy morning. (I should have worn my “cranky” socks.) Tifany told me last week about how when we stay awake past the point of being really tired, then our bodies produce some sort of hormone or something that gives us more energy to stay awake which is why babies sometimes get overly tired and won’t fall asleep. I think I spent half the night contemplating that… otherwise I can’t pinpoint what was vexing me.

    Yeah, We Have More Fun

    Allison pointed out the Redheads Have More Fun tee at Urban Outfitters. I loved UO from the moment I stepped foot in there for the first time when I was 16. It’s the one place I think I could get to without directions in Chicago. My favorite butter dish (that Kristy broke) and the best door mat I ever owned were from there.

    The Name Meme

    I’ve seen this all over the place, so I thought I’d join in.

    If you call me Aunt(ie) D, you’re probably Bradley, Karli, AJ, Rachel, or Maddie.

    If you call me D, you’re probably B.

    If you call me Dani, you’re probably someone I toured with or someone who knows me well.

    If you call me Danielle, you’re probably one of the majority of people who know me.

    If you call me Dan-i-elle, with three distinct syllables, you’re probably Hans or Duncan.

    If you call me Dani-girl, you’re probably Jesse.

    If you call me D’elle, you’re probably Andrew from Canada.

    If you call me Honeychild, you’re probably Bil.

    If you call me Miss Danielle, you’re probably one of the children I babysit.

    If you call me Miss Macguyver, you’re probably Karl.

    If you call me Phoebe, you’re probably Ted.

    If you call me Red, you’re probably Dave-across-the-street or one of the Arkema brothers.

    If you call me Scout, you’re probably Mr. Wiekamp or Mr. Tacke.

    If you call me Sis, you’re probably my brother-in-law.

    If you call me Sweetie, you’re probably my dad.

    If you call me Yan, you’re probably Nate or Cory.

    If you call me Yandel, you’re one of my guy friends from high school or Keith-Bo.

    If you mispronounce my last name, you’re every telemarketer or Adam, who does it on purpose as I do his.

    Little Funnies

    I just saw someone abbreviate “Jackson Hole” as “J. Hole”, and it made me laugh out loud.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day Eve

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  19. Awesome!

    I got an email this morning from this long-tressed lady who said that she is going to donate her hair to Locks of Love too! I’m pretty sure Manda is schlocking hers off for LOL after I am there. I just love making people aware of that organization. Another cool organization is Project Linus, for all you quilters out there. They give “security blankets” to children going through cancer treatments.

    Fast Forward

    I just found out today that Stacy from Black Eyed Peas is the same Stacy from Kids, Incorporated.

    Mmkay… moving on…

    I was entertained for a while refreshing and refreshing Prinsiana… it’s a new experience everytime you F5. I knew a Kim Prins growing up, but she’s married now and therefore is not a Prins anymore.

    Cinemaniac

    I went to see Secret Window last night. John Turturro is pretty darn disturbing. I was so amused by Johnny’s character, because I feel like I know about half a dozen people just like that. Very quirky.

    Ooo… .but doesn’t The Village look absolutely beautiful and deliciously scary? M. Night does it again.

    And speaking of going to see things… do I get to go to the show with Leslie?

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  20. Great Pate, But I Gotta Motor…

    The other day I told Steve that I could probably sit here and type out the dialogue of the entire movie Heathers. (Maybe not exactly true, but I sure could annoy the crap out of you by quoting along with the movie.) Anyway, I found out that I wouldn’t have to type it out, because it is already at Screenplay Central.

    My bathroom is so clean that it’s like a chorus of angels sings everytime I open the door. My toilet cleaner smells like spearmint though, and the disturbs me a little bit… isn’t that kind of thing supposed to smell bad due to the toxicity?

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  21. I think one of the reasons why I am 27 years old and not married is because I am lacking in the Codependency Department. I don’t need to be around people like I think some people do. I would rather be a little lonely than be stuck in the company of someone I don’t care for. (Yeah, I know… gaze into the crystal ball and you’d probably see a shack in the woods and 17 cats in my future.)

    All that to say that I’ve been so busy this week, and I’m ready for that to change. Since Tuesday morning I’ve spent a total of probably 9 hours (most of that today) at my house that did not involve being in bed. I haven’t even seen one of my roommates since Monday.

    Last night by chance I found out Jim Cole was playing at this coffeehouse thing. I saw him once before up in Michigan, I think. He was heavily influenced as a musician by James Taylor, which is evident in his music — so hey, what more do you need. (Listen to a clip of him doing Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready”.) It was a great intimate show, and I’m so glad I caught it!

    Wall Kandy: “Hang a Conversation Piece”

    Rockstars Anonymous: First rule…. broken.

    Today was Day 1 with the new ridiculously expensive hair product. (I have got to find out if my sister’s supplier carries this stuff.)

    Everyone may not be aware that I am suffering through this wretched hair phase in order to eventually have it long enough to chop off for Locks of Love. This will be my second ponytail for them, but I want my hair to be longer than last time due to what I like to call “haircut aftershocks”… which is when your hair freaks out after losing the weight of its length.

    So anyway, the PHYTO stuff did make it feel all soft and nice today, so maybe I can endure this a little longer.

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  22. The Newseum shows daily frontpages from newspapers around the globe. Today nearly every one features giant photographs of the tragedy in Spain.

    Friday Five

    1. What was the last song you heard?

    “Everything is Everything” by Phoenix

    2. What were the last two movies you saw?

    My recently viewed movies. In the theatre, The Passion of the Christ and Along Came Polly. Though I hope to knock ACP off this weekend with Starsky & Hutch.

    3. What were the last three things you purchased?

    Coffee, a bottle of water, coffee.

    4. What four things do you need to do this weekend?

    Laundry, get oil changed, trim hair, unscrunch the comforter in my duvet cover.

    5. Who are the last five people you talked to?

    Bossman, Karl, Joe, Chris, Tifany.

    Nothing makes paying bills more pleasurable than getting new checks with which to pay them. You have to admit these designs are totally me.

    There Will Be Showers of Blessing

    And another total blessing was a check I received unexpectedly yesterday for some work I had done in my spare time for someone. It was more fun than work, but this person felt I ought to be compensated. This covers the two checks I am writing today for my emergency room bill, and there is also some left over to make up what I paid for drugs and to get the stitches taken out.

    I’m a Loser Baby

    Yeah, about that whole Survivor Magnolia thing… my predictions have been absent, because I’m retarded. No other reason. I don’t realize that it is Thursday until Friday comes along. Maybe if I get in gear, I can finish strong.

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  23. Caveat ante diem quintum idus Martias

    I heard about the bombings in Spain this morning on the way to work but didn’t really know what they were talking about until I had a chance to look it up online. Shame.

    The Final Verdict

    Went to the party. I’m still not used to this incestuous business/pleasure industry, but some true friends were there and made it enjoyable.

    Auir Wars — mildly entertaining for those who are big into that kind of thing… Starcraft techno music.

    I’m so seriously digging Phoenix’s new “Everything is Everything”, and I don’t care who knows it. (watch video) If that’s not “roll the windows down and drive for days” music, then I don’t know what is. New album not coming out in the U.S. on March 29th.

    And why does George Michael’s new album have to be an import? I can’t afford my unamerican musical tastes.

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  24. Sing Me a Song Without Any Words… And I’ll Pretend You Wrote It Just for Me

    There is an adorable little chickadee on the fence outside my window. He’s been singing to me all morning. I will call him Angelo, and he will be my birdie.

    Manda must read this entry from another new mother. 🙂

    To go to the party or to not go to the party. That is the question. I hate this place sometimes.

    Greetings to another Nashvillian!

    It’s Log. It’s Log. It’s Big; It’s Heavy; It’s Wood.

    The Log Book: Episode guides galore! He seems mostly dedicated to the various Star Treks, but he also has Dr. Who, Red Dwarf, and Max Headroom.

    And now I’m missing my high school buddies who listened to the Ren & Stimpy Soundtrack endlessly. (I’m gonna be a monkey… a monkey, monkey, monkey)

    I also would like to publicly apologize. I have apparently commited some great sacrilege by never having had a Fluffernutter. Sounds like a little much to me, but one of these days I’ll buy some bread and give it a go.

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  25. So Close Yet So Far Away

    Unknown callers at odd hours can only mean one thing to me — friends in other hemispheres. Give a little prayer for Tash‘s father who was in a quite serious car accident today. (Wish I could be there to give you a hug and hold your hand, dear!)

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