Saturday, December 31, 2005

Let's Watch the Flowers Grow

When I got one of my wisdom teeth yanked out by a dentist yesterday, I thought the best thing I would get out of it was Vicodin. Nope, turns out I'd get some lovely flowers from my amazing boyfriend. I think it's the first time I've ever received flowers.


Travis - "Flowers in the Window"

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

I Want To F*cking Tear You Apart

Here's a sweet love song for the holidays.

She Wants Revenge - "Tear You Apart"

Actually, this is the one song I'm not allowed to listen to at work on account of the f-word. Although I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to listen to "B.M.F.A" by Martha Wainwright, either.

Here Comes the Bride

Although her recent engagement means she won't be working with me at the pharmacy for the last half of 2006, I have to congratulate Nichole on getting her ring over the recent holiday.

As you can see, she's an excellent baker, so she's sure to keep her future husband happy.

Nichole's cupcakes

She definitely made things fun at work.

xmas party

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Dang Ol' Love

Here's what went through my head during Brokeback Mountain on Friday night at the Tivoli:

  • All of gay St. Louis is here, and only about 10% of the guys are wearing cowboy hats. That's showing some restraint, fellas.
  • Please, God, don't let one of the cowboy hat guys sit in front of me.
  • I thought Anna Faris was in this. I looooove her.
  • Why did Heath Ledger get nominated for a Golden Globe over Jake? I can't understand what he's saying half the time. It's like he got his inspiration from Boomhauer.
  • Seriously, where is Anna Faris?
  • Maybe I want to go camping sometime.
  • How crazy is it that the stars of films like Bubble Boy, A Knight's Tale, Halloween H20 and Ella Enchanted are suddenly starring in a serious Oscar contender?
  • Is that Linda Cardellini? And if so, why does she look like a fat hooker?
  • To Anne Hathaway: I'd probably have an easier time buying you as a 40 year old woman if you hadn't spent the last five years playing teenagers in all of those princess movies.
  • Yay! Anna Faris!


Wednesday, December 14, 2005

...Or treat me mean.

Normally, ABB covers the Today Show on her blog, but since Fiona Apple was a guest on Monday's show, I thought I'd transcribe her interview. She was actually quite funny.

Katie Couric: Are you doing the cooking segment?

Al Roker: Yes. [Like he'd say no.]

Katie: Matt?

Matt Lauer: Yes, but before we get to that, we have patiently waiting the lovely Fiona Apple, who just performed for us two beautiful songs.

Fiona Apple: Thank you.

Matt: Can I just mention it's your first ever morning show appearance?

Fiona: Yes, you can. You did.

Matt: And you did a show last night at the Nokia Theater here in New York and when you came in this morning, you were putting everyone on your list. You wanna explain that?

Fiona: Well, because it's such a drag to get up so early after having been up so late, so it was gonna be worth it if I just had an excuse to be mean to everybody.

Matt: Yeah, so she went around saying, "You're on my list" this morning and I said, "Hey, it's great to have you." "You're on my list too," she said.

Fiona: Everybody can feel free to be mean to my manager Steve today.

Matt: Then it's Be Mean to Steve Day, I like that. (Everyone claps except for Katie).


Matt: The reviews for your album have been extraordinary -- no pun intended. So congratulations, it's nice to have you here for your very first morning show. Are we off the list now?

Fiona: Yeah. For now.

Katie: So it's not your first and last?

Fiona: Well, that remains to be seen.

tagged by Blood Ray

Four jobs you have had in your life: Library Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Cashier, Dishwasher at a truck stop diner (for, like, 3 weeks)

Four movies you could watch over and over: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Kill Bill, Reality Bites, Chicago

Four places you've lived: Ste. Genevieve, MO, Columbia, MO, Lombard, IL, St. Louis, MO

Four TV shows you love to watch: Gilmore Girls, Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Will & Grace

Four places you've been on vacation: NYC, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Chicago

Four websites you visit daily: Stereogum, Diary of a Blood Ray,, The Hype Machine

Four of your favorite foods: chilli, grilled cheese and tomato soup, tacos, pizza

Four bloggers you are tagging: just my sister.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

I like owls, okay?

The Tree:

Xmas tree 3

My top 3 ornaments (in no particular order):

the TiVo mascot.

new ornament
a hand-made glass ornament


My favorite christmas song (today, anyway):

"Frosty the Snowman" - Fiona Apple

Thursday, December 01, 2005


My Hotmail sign-out page always lists the top 5 searches on the internet, according to

Number three on today's list? Jodie Sweetin.

Seriously? Is there another Jodie Sweetin that I don't know about?

Do you think the image on the right is from her prom picture?

* Picture courtesy of a site called "A Place in Our Hearts for Jodie Sweetin." I wouldn't go there if I were you -- you'll get bombarded by pop-ups. That's not really the only reason not to visit ... I'm just sayin'.