Thursday, April 27, 2006

mish-mash

Is it true that pets resemble their owners? Or is that the other way around - owners resemble their pets? I wouldn't mind if someone said I had a similar personality as the Lumpkin because she's easygoing and sweet, but physically?




Yeah, I think I'd be offended if someone said this plumpness reminded them of me. I do like my pie though - so maybe I should just embrace my pudgy belly.


This post is all short and haphazard because I'm in one of those strange moods where nothing makes me happy. I don't know what I want for dinner, or how to wear my hair, or even if I should bother to get dressed today. Mostly I'm bummed about my lack of money.

I've been living on financial aid for the last three years and the money is running out before I've been able to find a permanent job. Being broke sucks!!!! I've been to the mall only 3 times since August, I can never order at a restaurant without first looking at the price, every month I worry about my bills and whether they can get paid on time. I know there are so many people out there that have these issues but this is a first for me. I've always been one of those people that has to have a safety net. From my first job in highschool to now I've always needed two or three thousand in the bank for "just in case" money. Not anymore. I have nothing left to draw from, no savings, no more credit cards, what have you.

I would take any job right not that pays but see...there is this awful thing called the bar exam that I have to take at the end of July. And between now and then I'll be studying for the bar and taking a prep course during the day - so when your days are taken up it can be really hard to find a job that is nights only. Good thing I'm not in shape because I'd be really tempted to strip (not really because I would freak out and run away before taking my clothes off for strangers).

Well screw it, thinking about money is making me depressed and irritable so I'm going to go out and find some pie and then settle in and watch 80's movies.





ahhh...feeling better already

Friday, April 21, 2006

My stripper name

I know this has been going around for years but it was new to me - find out your stripper name by using the name of your first pet for your first name, and using the street you grew up on for your last name.

Which makes me....drumroll.....Coco Belle!


Hmmm. Is it wrong that I really like my stripper name?

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Yumminess

I was reading (and commenting) today on Big Red Blog about gelato and other good things to eat. I lucked out and spent three weeks in Italy last summer and ate and ate and ate every friggin day I was there. I had good food in Florence, Rimini, Rome, and Venice but nothing came close to the tortellini and tortelloni you can get in Bologna...where torellini and -lloni were created. I ate at one restaurant three times just for this:



ahhlahaggargl...that is me drooling over the taste. Creamy tortelloni in a walnut cream sauce with shaved zuchinni and ham on top. TO DIE FOR! If anyone is ever heading over to Bologna I'll give you the directions to this place.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

the lumpkin thinks she is oh-so-sexy

Museum Memories

I was just talking to my sister and she brought up all the strange museum exhibits we have seen over the years. I grew up in Northern California and went to the museums in Golden Gate Park at least once a month. I don't remember all the names of the places we would go but my absolute favorite was the De Young Museum. It used to have the best exhibit on the Far Side (funniest comic EVAH!) but it was recently renovated and I haven't been back to see how much has changed.

Anyways, on to the strange stuff. I remember going to a Mongolian exhibit, complete with a full-size yurt that you could go inside and see how Ghengis Khan would have lived. My sis and I went inside and ooh-ed and ahh-ed and then noticed a blonde museum employee lounging on her side and wearing a face veil and mongolian hat...but also wearing a pink dress. She was fanning herself and we (my sis and I) assumed she was part of the exhibit - in fact I remember thinking that she was supposed to be some foreign princess that had been captured by the mongols.

And then the security came rushing in.

I was just so very wrong about it all. That was not a museum employee. That was not even a woman. When they got him out of the yurt I could see that he was wearing a blonde pageboy wig, the pink dress, and saddle shoes...and he was at least 6'5". So I had just lucked out that the day I was there, this crossdressing man had decided to pretend to be a mongolian princess for a few hours and made a mock-yurt his home.

I remember an egyptian exhibit too where I had the headset that told you where to walk and turn and stop and look. I was looking at a mummy and next to it were a few black cork/plug things. The headset said something like "the ancient egyptians plugged all the holes of the body, the first two for the ears, the second two for the nostrils, the next for the mouth...and now please turn to your left." Now people, there were SIX plugs, not five and if you read what I just wrote only five plugs were accounted for. The tape just skipped over that LAST plug, the biggie - which my 14 year old self immediately realized was a friggin' ancient.egyptian.butt.plug. hee hee...that still makes me laugh!

There were so many other exhibits that are stuck in my head like the one that featured 1,000 buddhas and hindu gods. Each one was the same as the other but like, a pinky would be curled differently so that one was the buddha for farmers and the one with the straight pinky was for fishermen...you get the picture. Museums really were a big part of my life and it is so sad now that I haven't been to one in over 5 years. I'm feeling very un-cultured (not that I ever was cultured) so I'm going to make this a new priority in my life and get to know the museums down in Los Angeles.

Well I'm sure I've thoroughly bored anyone that bothered to read this far so I'll reward you with this lovely picture of the inside of a yurt...you'll have to use your imagination and to picture the humongous man lying inside, dressed up as a 5 year old girl, pretending to be a mongolian. Memories....


Saturday, April 15, 2006

Top Chef anyone?

This show has me SO addicted even though it really can't compare to America's Next Top Model, Project Runway, or Amazing Race. I think the big draw though is this guy....



Stephen is so easy to hate - and such an enigma! The forums over at
TWOP have been abuzz trying to figure out where his pretension comes from - is he from a snobby upper-class family? or is he a trailer park kid that is horribly over-compensating? Anyways, I keep watching just to see what he might say next.


It is such a tough life having to always be perfect...but you can do it Stephen, you can do it!

Tatted up

The kitchen is clean, I've watched every episode of Top Chef, and I've written two whole paragraphs - yay me!

But on to bigger and better things: I might have found my tattoo.

Every few months I get the urge to tat myself up but I never know what I want or where to put it. The only constant in my life (so far) is a love of reading and cats so that would be the subject matter. For a while I wanted a picture of a cat lounging on an open book but I can't draw and I haven't found anything yet that I would want to have on my body till the day I die. Today though, I came across a picture that cracks me up and is definitely a contender...



Of course, the pooper hole will be censored out - I'm not that hardcore ;)

Friday, April 14, 2006

Theme for today: Procrastination

It's rainy and cold outside, I have three movies from Netflix, there are snacks aplenty in my kitchen....this sounds like the perfect time to snuggle up on the couch with some chocolate and the fattycat. but not!!! because I have to write a 33 page paper by the end of this weekend and I am the world's slowest writer.

I can write 50 emails an hour and I'll probably update this blog more than is healthy, but make me write something that has to be graded and I'll get out a paragraph every three hours if I'm lucky. I know what to say but every sentence sounds wrong, the word choice seems awful, and I feel like I come across as stupid.

(sigh)

I'll probably just procrastinate as much as possible and buckle down around 11pm when I have enough stress/panic/ohshitlookatthetime! feelings in me. wish me luck!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Blog Addiction - and hello world!

First try at blogging! As a complete and utter internet junkie I have read way too many blogs these last few months. Really, it is stupid how many I have to check each and every day. I can chalk it up to my need for new content I guess. Not everyone has the time or energy to update every day - but if I check the same 20 (or 30!) blogs, one of them has to have something new right? right?

hmm...yeah well my problem isn't going away anytime soon. But I can at least try to contribute to the whole shebang so welcome to my blog.

Oh and Luscious Lumpkin? This is she...feast your eyes on this!!!