Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I'm a weenie

According to my digital thermometer it is 73.2 degrees in my bedroom and it is FREEZING. I don't like it being this cold. I want my heat to turn on. Right now.

I acknowledge that I am always cold. When home in South Dakota during Fall/Winter months I always stake claim to the giant blanket poncho, so frequently my mom knit me one last year for Christmas. I also steal my mom's wool socks and have the BEST space heater ever.

My ideal indoor temperature is 78 degrees. What is your ideal temperature?

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Broken Records

Kansas is 8-0 for the first time in 98 YEARS. Wow. Go 'hawks!

Watched the game at the Village Pourhouse with some new Jayhawk friends and had a blast. Well worth the trek to the East Village.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Star Spotting #6

THAT'S RIGHT!!! Who's jealous? I saw Mr. John Cusack at EXACTLY the same spot I saw Kevin Spacey, in front of Balthazar in Soho. I was walking with my friend Stacey to the subway and he walked right in front of us, tapped his driver (standing near the car) on the shoulder and they both got into a black shiny car.

My physical reaction at seeing stars is still super obvious, eyes wide, mouth open, utterly embarrassing.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Helpful Advice to Stay Safe

Since we live in New York City, my boss wanted my coworkers and I to be familiar with the signs for terrorism established by Homeland Security. Here are a few that I found most helpful:

If you spot terrorism, blow your anti-terrorism whistle. If you are Vin Diesel, yell really loud.

Be on the lookout for terrorists with pinkeye and leprosy. Also, they tend to rub their hands together manically.

Try to absorb as much of the radiation as possible with your groin region. The current world record is 5 minutes, 12 seconds.

I'm sure that you'll want to learn more helpful ways to stay safe. Here is where you can find more information.

P.S. If you didn't get it, this is a joke, there is no current threat, NYC is very safe. However, it is true that my boss sent this to me and I spent the next 15 minutes snorting and falling out of my chair.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

San Francisco - Part 2

Ok, so enough about the flight.

I had an interesting ride from the airport in a very scary van with a man who could not speak English nor apparently read road signs. Don't worry, I'm alive. I just had to remind myself not to be a scary New Yorker a few times when he put SEVEN passengers in the van and gave us no indication in what order we would getting out. Breathe in...breathe out.

Jenn was very kind and took me to dinner and we got to check out part of her neighborhood before I crashed.

Day 1: Friday
  • Woke up at 5am, stared at the ceiling for an hour before going back to sleep
  • Saw Alcatraz which I thought was very cool and did an excellent job of deterring me from a future in crime
  • I saw some rockin' sea lions
  • Reunited with Molly after nearly a year
  • Went to a Prohibition bar where you need a password to get in. We went in through the library. Password: books
  • Went down a SLIDE to get to a bar, only injured myself slightly. We told the slide story several times over the weekend. Jenn and I showed our battle wounds to prove our dedication to the cause.

Day 2: Saturday

  • Delicious breakfast at Polkers with Molly's friends
  • Walk to the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Laying on a hill in the sunshine
  • Oktoberfest
  • Oktoberfest beer
  • Big cups at Oktoberfest for beer
  • KU football winning 58-10 (I think)

Day 3: Sunday

  • Matt giving us a ride to brunch
  • Seeing Roxie Cinema
  • Brunch at Foreign Cinema with the Patch brothers, Dave and Jared
  • Gourmet Pop Tarts at brunch
  • Dave giving us a ride to the Sports Basement
  • Falling asleep on the couch at the Sports Basement
  • Reenacting the opening credits of Full House at the Painted Ladies
  • Walking/shopping with Jenn, Molly and Amy
  • Dinner with the same

Now that you know WAY more about the trip than you ever wanted to know, here are the pictures! As I remember specific stories I'll be sure to fill you in.

Many thanks to Jenn for being an amazing host and helping eat all the candy I brought into the apartment...and my snoring that apparently can be heard through walls.

Monday, October 15, 2007

San Francisco - Part 1

The whole time I was in San Francisco I was thinking about blog topics and I think I'll have to type them in several posts rather than one super long post.

The flight to San Francisco was outstanding. I took Virgin America which is a relatively new airline flying between NYC, DC, Las Vegas, LA and San Francisco. If you're going between any of these cities, the flights are pretty affordable and the plane has some very cool features.

The in-flight entertainment center in itself makes it worthwhile. Each seat has its own screen where you can watch TV, movies (for $8 - boo), play video games (with the console in the armrest, chat with other seats (using the other side of the console with qwerty keyboard), and create playlists. There were probably 500 artists and you could select the track or the whole album to add to a running playlist.

All this was great but the COOLEST thing is that you could order food on your screen too. All the typically complimentary drinks were free but they brought them to you any time you ordered them. For some reason I thought this was the coolest thing ever.

Flight to NYC: Same plane. Red eye. I slept.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Trip 1 - District of Columbia

For those of you that didn't know, I am going on two trips at the beginning of October. Last weekend was the first!

I went back to DC to visit some friends that live there and some friends that were visiting. My friend from college, John, and his girlfriend Erin came to DC Metro to visit another friend from college and his wife. I didn't get to see them for very long sadly, but it was a good visit.

Gretch was also in town for the night before flying to MI for the long weekend to visit her parents.

We went to Buffalo Billiards for Happy Hour along with the typical PSB crew and in typical Roxie fashion, I forgot to take a single picture. I lived in the moment, that is until I saw a photobooth.

I pushed Sabrina and Gretchen into the booth (seriously pushed) and we got some very cute shots. Awww. I miss us.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Go Jayhawks!

I've always been an avid KU basketball supporter. It's easy to be a fan of something that has been pretty darn successful for so long. However, our football team has often been lacking in the win column. Throughout college we had losing seasons every year and finally made it to the Tostitos bowl or something my senior year.

For these reasons today is momentous! Guess who is in the AP Top 25 Poll?!?! That's right, the Jayhawks for posting an undefeated 5-0 season so far. The first 4 teams were non-conference but this past Saturday we defeated in-state rival Kansas State (ranked #24). We are ranked #20 in the AP Poll, the first ranking since 1996, yes, 11 years.

The only thing that takes away from this great news is that Missouri is ranked #11. November 24th someone will be watching that game, and by someone, I mean this girl.