Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Hey y'all....how was the weekend?

My weekend was full of work, work, work...I worked Friday from 6pm to 1am...Saturday from 9am to 7pm...Sunday from 9am to 6:30pm...and Monday from 6pm to 1am.

So, in a nutshell...I have been a busy kid. My boss at the video store land is being very nice to me though...and giving me the rest of the week and the weekend off, so I just have to work the day job.

I am at work right now...at the day job...and stealing a minute of company time to update you about my lovely life.

This weekend...I am hoping to relax, run some errands and get some MUCH NEEDED cleaning done. I know...it doesn't sound exciting, but well...a weekend off from the video store does sound exciting to me!!! *winks*

How was everyone else's weekend??

P.S. I saw the movie...A Lot Like Love...you know, the one with Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet. It is adorably cute...you should watch it...you know, if you like adorably cute movies, as I do.

I also saw The Wedding Date...I expected it to be much better than it was...I just didn't buy into either of the two characters. And, I saw Sin City...which is very visually appealing, but all in all...didn't like the movie. I am not much of a comic book girl...so, I think that did it in for me. It basically is the literal translation of a comic book...to the screen. So, if you like comics...I highly recommend it...but if you don't...it might not be up your alley.

Friday, August 19, 2005

i don't like tom cruise...

Really, I don't...I think he is obnoxious, horribly arrogant...and just plainly an asshole.

Plus, I could care less that he is marrying Joey Potter. But, I am sick of hearing about it...especially since the two of them tend to have the maturity of love sick school girls when talking about it. Just shut the f*^$& up about it already.

And anyone who knows me...knows what my main problem with Cruise is. I am still angry at his comments he made about depression and psych meds. Yes, I know...it was a while back, but I just saw him again on Letterman and got all annoyed at Cruise and his douche-baggery all over again.

If anyone doesn't know...Tom Cruise was on the Today Show and starting mouthing off about how depression is something that should not be treated with medication...he started talking about how vitamins could be more effective and how people just use medication to mask what is really going on. Of course, I believe that in some situations...psych meds are over-prescribed...but in other situatins, those medications are appropriate and desperately necessary. Cruise seemed to be saying that those taking anti-depressants are weak...and just unwilling to do the work. I am angered by that.

And...what I am angered most by...is that I know some people who probably really need some psychological help....won't get it because Tom Cruise said it was bad and unnecessary. Isn't that sad...that someone would not get the help...recommended by actual professionals...because Tom Cruise said so. I don't believe that actors don't have the right to have opinions...nor that they should immediately be discounted...but really...who are you going to listen to? Tom Cruise...because he was cute in Top Gun...or an actual professional...who knows your story and has assessed your needs.

I stand firm...in my opinion...that Tom Cruise is an asshat. grr....

Having said that...War of the Worlds was pretty good...if you forget that asshat is in it.

Monday, August 15, 2005

weight loss update...well, kind of....

Since my declaration that I am going to take this weight loss thing seriously...I have lost 2 pounds. Yep, that's it...2 pounds...2 tiny little pounds. I have been eating better than I was before...but still not great. I ate a smidge too much cheese...and then ate some more cheese on top of that. The crazy thing is...I don't even like cheese much.

Also, I haven't been working out yet...I just haven't fit it it, yet. Yep, it's an excuse...I admit it, but I like my excuse. I am working 5 days at the day job today...and working 4 days at the night job too, so I am also not to hopeful that I am going to start the exercise regime this week either.

I will say...I am non plused that I have only lost 2 pounds...but then again, at least I am losing instead of gaining...which I had been doing for months now.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Friday Feast...it's been a while, eh?

Feast 59

Did you sleep good last night?

Well, kind of...I worked until 1am at the video store, so when I got home...I did sleep well, but unfortunately not for long. I can tell you though...I will fall asleep and sleep so well tonight.

What is your current computer desktop image?

It's of Kiefer Sutherland...he's dreamy.

When was the last time you planted something, what was it and where did it go?

Let's see...I'll be all cute and say the last thing I planted was an idea...and I think it is growing well.

Main Course
What's your favorite condiment?

Ketchup, I think...but I am particular about which kind of ketchup I use.

Share a quote that you like, for whatever reason.

"Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Shelley...yes, with an E!

Hey y'all.....

I am going to steal this post from Joelle....I was going to leave a comment on her site, but since it's an older post (because yes, she updates her blog more often then once a month) I am just going to steal it and give her a smidge of credit. Joelle's awesome...she kicks ass and it sassy while doing it. So, if you don't already read her...you should.

Anyways...here is her post whose main idea...I am now going to steal.

My name is shelley....spelled...yep, Shelley...not Shelly...yes, that is right, I said Shelley. It is S H E L L E Y.

Can you tell I am a tad sensitive about this? Yep, I am.

My mommy likes Es...so I am Shelley with an extra E. Always have been. And like Joelle...I am annoyed by people who seem to have little to no attention to detail and spell my name wrong when it is right there in front of them.

Take a look kids....what is the address to my site...go ahead and look...I will wait.

Yep, it is shelley1005.blogspot.com.....

And what is my email? Hmm...could it be shelley1005@gmail.com. I think it is.

How do I sign all my emails...and most of my posts???


It just frosts my toes...when people over and over again spell my name Shelly. I know...I shouldn't care, but well I do. And you know what, I should care...it's my name. I don't think it is too much to ask for someone to take the two seconds to spell it right. It's not the standard, usual spelling of Shelley, but well...too bad. It's my name and I adore it.

When I was in high school...I would write my name on each page of my yearbook signature pages..in hopes that at least a few people would spell my name correctly...but sadly...most wrote..."Hey Shelly, have a great summer!" Grrr...and these were people I have been going to school with since I was 5.

When I was a kid....if someone spelled my name incorrectly...even teachers, the next time I would write my name to them, I would write Shelley...just to make the point.

I know....it must seem like a pretty petty thing to complain about. And it probably is...but well, I don't think it is too much to ask for people to take the time to learn enough about me to learn how to spell my name correctly.

Annoying rant over. I promise.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

i know....i know....i am shmuck...

I haven't posted in a million, bajillion years...I am a loser...I should be shot...in the street.

I have been a busy kid...the day job has been running me a little ragged....and I have been working 2-3 shifts at the video store at night as well. So, if you add in sleep time and a moment here or there to hang out with friends...and there you have it....little to no time to play on the internet. I miss those days last summer...when I had all this free time to play on the net...updated my webpage often, etc.

Anyways...I haven't had much time to play lately...but when I do, I will log on and update more often.

Oooh...exciting news. I went with my friend Kelly today to a Texas Hold'em Poker competition for charity today and did pretty well. About 40 or 50 people played and with all those people...I went out 8th to last, so that ain't too shabby if I say so myself. I have played in some small games with friends, watch a lot of Celebrity Poker and have played online.....so for only a smidge of experience, I was impressed with how long I hung around.

And on some not so exciting news...I am going to admit, I have gained some weight since moving home to New York. I haven't been working out 6 days a week...like I used to...I have been eating crap (pizza haunts me)....and just have been ignoring the pounds adding on and the clothes not fitting anymore. *grumbles*

I think another issue I have with the whole packing on the pounds thing...is my work situation. One, I am constantly eating on the run and grabbing lunch and/or dinner when I am at work...at either place. I miss the down time and really being able to prepare my food. And two, with working so much...I get so exhausted, I am rarely able to find the time and energy to workout.

So...I am recommiting to the weight loss thing...I have 30-35 lbs to lose...and I am going to start taking this seriously again. I used to have a blog just for weight loss, but well...I can barely update one, so I am going to put everything here. I also order the Nutri-system food...as a way of helping me with the not having time to make food deal...and see how that works. I also think that if I have to pay for all that food each month...I am cheap enough that I just have to make this diet work.

So...I am starting all over again....wish me luck...

Much love to everyone who is still with me...

P.S. The Red Sox won today...whoo hoo!