Monthly Archives: June 2004
I WON!!! I totally cannot freakin’ believe it but they actually called my name on the radio this morning and I nearly fell on the floor! I just screamed “OH MY GOD!!!”….everybody in the lab stopped and looked at me and I just went “I WON THE FREAKIN’ TRIP!!!!”
They they all started yelling and while I got on the phone to call the station, Audrey went running around to tell everybody that’s not in the lab that I won so there were like 15 people in the lab going “Oh, my god!”
I can’t believe this!!!!! Totally unexpected and I just cannot convey in the typed word how thrilled I am about all this 🙂
It’s 3 days and 2 nights at the Paris Hotel, airfare included and tickets to see the “We Will Rock You” show – too freakin’ cool!!!! When the promotions department called me, they said the prize pack I won last week isn’t in yet but they will call me when it gets there and they are getting the travel package together now. I will be able to go anytime in the next year which is really cool because we were planning on going again in October anyway – can I get a whoo-hoo?!?!
This is too cool……and I already sound like a total blathering idiot so I’m gonna go now…..
Last night, Bill and I went out. He took me to Bugaboo Creek for my birthday and I ate like there was no tomorrow. I was a little disappointed because they don’t have the Sausage Spring Rolls with Thai Sauce anymore – god! I loved those things!!! But they still have great food….and I had two Chocalate Moose Juice Martini’s – they were awesome! I told Bill if he could make things like that, I might frink more often 😉
We went to Franklin Mills after eating to go to Suncoast to pick up a couple movies, but found that they had closed it….fuckers. So we played a few games in the arcade instead. On the way out of the arcade, across the way is a Charolotte Russe and in the window was a purse that I absolutely had to have…..this is not a common occurence, but I saw the damn thing – a little purse that looks like a black leather boustier with pink lace trim around the top and pink laces in the back…..it was too cute and I just had to get it. I went in there expecting the thing to be $35…it was $17 and on sale for $12! I’ll take a picture of that later.
When we left there, we went into EA to see if Bill could find any games….as always, I went looking at the Sims crap and longing for more. But wait! We have money!! I picked up Vacation. Put it down. Makin’ Magic. Put it down. Unleashed. Put it down. Vacation….yeah, this one. Wait a minute….is that a Jack the Ripper game there?!?! Yeah, I got the Ripper game….have yet to install it.
So I got up this morning with the intention of getting my hair cut. And I did for a change……I don’t feel like screwing around with the web-cam right now but in a little while, I’ll take a pic and post it over there. It looks freakin’ good though 😉
Afterwards, my mom and I took Brittany and Craig out for a bit….my mom wanted to look for a back yard swing so we went over to this place on 413 that sells them. $400 for one with two seperate gliding chairs attached in the middle by a table…I think that’s pretty cool. Hell, if we had the room, I’d get one for myself. Then we went to Chi-Chi’s for lunch (and I got a Mudslide).
I stopped at a nursury on the way home to see if I could find any more purple for my garden but they were pretty much done with everything. I got 6 purple bell pepper plants and 3 hot pepper plants for $1.29….they are trying to get rid of everything.
Anyway, when I got back to the house….what do I find in the door but a lovely little box from amazon.com with another lovely little box from my wish list inside it – whoo-hoo!! Needless to say, I’m quite glad I didn’t buy it last night 🙂
Thank you sooooo much, Heather – you rock my world!!!
Gonna get to installin’ 😉
MGK has been running a contest all week – “We Will Rock You”. It’s a Queen trivia contest. On Monday morning, as soon as I heard that they were doing this, I got all excited – you won’t find anybody that knows more about Queen than I do 🙂
All I really had to hear was “Queen Prize Pack”…..no idea what’s really in it except a hat and a shirt from their new show. And on Monday (6/28) they will be drawing the name of one of the five winners from the week to go see the show in Las Vegas.
So I tried to get through all freakin’ week. And I was getting really annoyed about it by Wednesday. The way they were working the contest is you have to bid on how many Queen questions you can answer….first person says 3, other person bids 4 or whatever….the most you can do is 5. And as soon as you get one of the questions wrong, the other person wins automatically.
The first chick on Monday bid 5 and lost on the last question….at least she knew the answer to 4, I guess. But since she didn’t get the last one, the other guy won. Tuesday and Wednesday, they got people saying they could answer two, and the other person would let them do it, then they’d get it wrong on the first question…..so all these fuckheads are winning and they probably don’t know jack about Queen!
Finally, on Thursday, I got through!! They let the other chick bid first….she said 3. I said I can do 4. John DeBella asked her if she wanted to go for 5 and she said yeah. The first question was “What was the first song that Queen released under the name Queen without Freddie Mercury?” and he gave her a multiple choice…..”These Are The Days Of Our Lives”, “No One But You”, “Headlong”, and “Breakthru”.
She hesitated and I was sitting in the cutting room trying not to scream out “You dumb bitch, it’s ‘No One But You’!!!!!”
She finally answered. “Uhhhhh, the first one?” So John DeBella goes “Ooooh, an obvious guess on your part…No, it’s…” and I said “‘No One But You’, I love that song!!” He laughed and said that I was probably sitting there trying not to scream at him to just tell her she was wrong…..
So I won! It would have been much cooler if I had had the chance to answer the questions and won – he didn’t ask a single one all week that I didn’t know the answer to – I didn’t think the chick would go to 5…..But I freakin’ won, people!!!
After they recorded everything, they got my information – wished me happy belated birthday and was quite surprised that I’m only 27 – and he told me everything that’s in the prize pack…..like I said, I got the general idea of the prize, but sometimes it’s hard to hear details in the lab. What I didn’t know, is that I also get this – I have been waiting for an excuse to buy this for myself for a couple of years and I almost hit the floor when he told me it was in the prize pack 🙂
So, now I’m in the running for the thing to go to Vegas and there is a 1 in 5 chance that I’ll win that. Bill said they need to ask a couple more questions when they pick the name and if they can’t answer them all, they should pick another…..even he knows I am the queen of Queen 🙂
But I’m not stressing it…..I mean we’ve had some luck lately, but I never get picked in lottery type things. But I am so excited with the prize pack now that it doesn’t really matter….we were planning on seeing the show when we go to Vegas this year anyway, it’d be cool to go for free, but I’m totally happy with what I got 🙂
See……sometimes, things go well for me 🙂
Oh! Remember me asking about the kids books?
Well, I did get Charlotte’s Web…..we went over to Barnes & Noble on Monday and I found a copy of it that came with a little charm necklace with a spider web on it. We started reading it that night and now Brittany refuses to let me read anything else. We’re up to chapter eight.
I asked her the other night if she minded it not having alot of pictures….she said no because she could see the pictures in her head 🙂
I told her the other night that when we finish this one, if she would like to, we can read Stuart Little…..
I am killing myself with Prince of Persia….in more ways than one.
See, I’m not – never have been – real interested in action type video games. I like suspense type things like Phantasmagoria (damn, I wish I could find a copy of that!)….stuff with a storyline, stuff you have to think about. I don’t like sports games (except DOA Extreme Volleyball 😉 I do like to play Gauntlet, but the mood would never strike me to play it on my own…..like to play that one with Bill.
Anyway, you get what I’m trying to say……
But many years ago (I’m gonna say 15, but don’t hold me to it), my dad downloaded the original Prince of Persia game off a board somewhere….I started playing it and quickly became hooked on it. Some of you other geeks may remember it…..and, believe it or not, I actually found some screenshots and a runthrough of the game leading me to a whole site all about it – lol 🙂
Needless to say, when I saw ads for this one….I had to get it. Incidentally, my dad bought it for me for Christmas 😉 And yes, I’m just getting around to playing it……you know I haven’t felt much like doing anything lately :-
So, yeah, I finally started playing it and I haven’t stopped. The only problem is that because of my lack of skill in fighting games, I have a hard time here and there with the battle scenes. I really don’t do badly, considering, but with some of them….it usually just takes me 20 times getting killed. Or else Bill gets tired of me cursing at the TV and does it :-p
But right now, I’ve got 80% of the game done, a blister forming on my thumb and a mysterious slice in my finger….christ only knows where that came from.
I told Bill I was gonna wait for him to get home tonight to play so he could see the end of it – if I should make it there – but I’m gonna go play for a bit while I wait for Bruce Almighty to come on – don’t tell me anything about it! It looks funny as hell and I have been waiting forever to see the damn thing 😉
Okay….so on the way home tonight, I stopped at Blockbuster and rented House of Sand and Fog and Win a Date With Tad Hamilton. I haven’t seen either yet and I’ve been wanting to.
Now my dilemma is that I’m not sure which one I’m in a mood to watch…..I’m a little sick, so I was leaning towards The House of Sand and Fog, but if it’s going to have me crying and getting all congested again, I don’t want to do that. But if I watch Win a Date With Tad Hamilton and start laughing, I won’t be able to stop coughing…..
Maybe I’ll just watch Nemesis again…..I can always watch that 😉