I Love College

28 02 2009

A selection of videos to bring a smile to your face.

1. An oldie but goodie:  Weezer + Muppets – Keep Fishin’

2. I haven’t seen the movie and I’ve been told not to.  However, THIS video “Ten Chick Flick Cliches You Won’t Find in HJNTIY” is HILARIOUS. I luvs these boys.

3. So I heard this song while driving home today.   The song is so whatev and lame but weirdly growing me…  I guess it just brought me back.  I never thought I’d miss college, but now 2 years out, I guess I do.

If I could go back, I’d play more beer pong.


Vacation Story: Celebsighting (contd.)

27 02 2009

This is continued from the previous vacation post found here.

One of the few nights my Dad didn’t have a business dinner to attend, we went out for dinner in Poipu.  The restaurant Keoki’s was a laidback seafood place with a split level.  My family sat on the lower level right next to the stairs.  Being the kid-at-heart that I am (f*ing immature), I started up a rousing game of hangman w/ my younger siblings.*  This behavior continued through dinner despite my hot guy radar going off mid-meal when another family sat down nearby.

“Yes! Hot guy at 2 0’clock! Gosh, from side profile, he kinda looks a bit like John Daley from Bones.  Damn fuzzyness. Why didn’t I wear my glasses?”**

However, I couldn’t see clearly enough to think much of it.  I made notes in my mind of the few times Mr GoodLooking glanced at our table but continued giggle, chatter, and tease my sibs & parents.

When we got up to leave, we walked up the steps to the main level (located right by his table).  As I reached the top stair, he turned and looked right at me.  Now, just 3 feet away, I had no difficulty recognizing one of my favorite actors.  John Daley, the once adorable freshman in Freaks and Geeks and current genius psychiatrist on Bones, was sitting RIGHT THERE.  I barely stumbled away intact.

Was it obvious? Was STARSTRUCK written all over my forehead? Did he see it, or did I walk alway in time?

For the next hour of my life, the only words that made it past my lips were “Dude!” and “Oh my God!” As a relatively articulate adult (almost 23!!!) it was not one of my proudest hours I’ll admit.

For those of you going “John Daley…. Was he in… no… wait…”

John Daley as Sam Weir in Freaks and Geeks (2nd from left)

John Daley as Sam Weir in Freaks and Geeks (2nd from left)

John Daley as Dr. Lance Sweets on Bones

John Daley as Dr. Lance Sweets on Bones

I’m sure many of you have run across a celebrity at some point in your life.  The question is “do you approach them?”  I’ve always tried to stay away – respecting that they probably want to go out in public without being fawned on all the time.  Yet, part of me wishes I had said something.***

Anyone?  If you’ve run into a celebrity: actor, actress, musician, politician, athlete, author, whateverfloatsyourboat- how did you react?


What was supposed to be a crude sketch-up in Paint fell at the mercy of my perfectionistic tendencies. Hence the beautiful, detailed ‘drawing’.  Yes. Wasting time. It happens when you’ve nothing to get up early for.

*When I’m with my younger sibs, I tend to act like a 12 yr old w/ a cursing problem.  This might work if I was stooping down to their ages, but they are 18 and 14.  Ah well…
** My glasses were on top of my head. Stupidstupidstupid…
*** My excuse for not stopping over is that he was obviously at dinner with his family – parents+.  Interrupting the family dinner of someone you’ve never met feels a bit sacrilegious. Even if it is just to say “Hi! I’m Grace. I don’t mean to interrupt. I just wanted to tell you I love your portrayal of Dr. Sweets on Bones.  You really capture the awkwardness of a young adult working in a much older, more professional enviroment.  You’re so talented.  And amazing.  And hot.  Marry me?” Okay, maybe that’s going a bit far…. damn.

Best Job in the World

27 02 2009

One of my friends is in the running for the famous Best Job in the World and put the best interview video ever up.  Check it out below.  Queensland Tourism is currently working on the shortlisting of candidates.  You can still rate the video on the website here. Cross your fingers please!  Shawn is one of the coolest, most amazing people I know and totally deserves it.

His blog Digitizing Life talks all about his recent months in London and now being back Stateside.  Check it out.

How to tell if you’re drinking too much diet coke again:
Still up reading blogs at 4am?  Then yes. You need to cut back.

Back to the Future….

26 02 2009

No, I’m not reviewing that epic movie.  Although I’m sure some of you wish I was.  This is an actual talking about the future post.  Scary, huh?

(Expecting the rest of the Vacation Story? It’s coming next, I swears!  THIS however, is the reason I never finished my story on Friday.)

Wonderful opportunities have recently presented themselves.  I suddenly have all the time in the world to finish my graduate school applications because my position was cut last Friday as part of a series of major budget cuts due to the economy.   This was Totally unexpected, but explains why the (ex)Boss was SUCH a fricken pain in the ass over the last few weeks – she wanted me to finish as much as possible before she was left all on her own.

I was let go. Damn. It’s like cancer in that you never expect it to happen to you.

Luckily, I left the company in very good standing.  They expressed deep regret about losing me as an employee and offered to provide any recommendations.  Additionally, the company’s severance pay is usually 2wks salary + unused vacation hours.  I was sent away with 11wks salary, unused vacation, & the bonus I was due to receive in March.  (and they freely admitted there are jobs & projects they aren’t capable of doing without me bc they don’t know how.) Rock on.  AND I’m finally free of the Boss from Hell!!!!!!!!!!!

Once the shock wore off, I packed my duffel, fed Chris the Fish, and drove straight to my parent’s house.  While this is all happening 5 months sooner than expected, at least there will be no guilt about quitting.  Maybe this is God’s way of giving a solid kick in the pants to finish those damned grad school applications.  I’ve one possible job that I’m applying for currently, but I’m wary about trying to pick up something when I’ll be heading out in August.

One note of interest: I am part of a new demographic – I’m one of the 600,000 workers to be laid off this month alone.

And I’m not even mad or freaked out.  It all has a way of working itself out.  Plus, now I can totally get my eyebrow re-pierced!  I’ll have to move out of the city in 2 months which will be kinda sad (bc ‘home’ is so blatantly suburbanly gray) but I was getting bored of it here anyway.

Happy BonesDay! + Vacation Story

19 02 2009

Is it sad that I look forward to this day all week long?  Yes.  But fuck it.

I have a great story to tell, but I’m hating long posts….
So I’ll write the other half tomorrow.

Last summer, my very generous family invited me to join them on vacation in Hawaii.  (So long as I cover my own airfare.) I had missed several of their last trips (Montreal & Alaska) due to work and was definitely not gonna miss this one.

Chinaman's Hat island, Oahu

During my blogging hiatus in January, we spent 8 gorgeous days in the sun.  I’ve a million pictures and journal entries from the trip which never should’ve ended.

can you see the resort hiding behind the trees?

taken while horseback riding

mass touristing at the Waimea Canyon

But there is one memory I want to share with all of you.  No.  Not eating Cocoa Puffs before dawn each morning and then watching the sunrise from the beach. Something more awesome. (possible? maybe not.)

I saw John Francis Daley.

continues tomorrow….

Freshman Creepster

18 02 2009

Just days ago, my little brother (age: 14, height: TALL) texted me.  He wanted to share with me his excitment about being asked to the Sweetheart Switch Dance.  It’s the Valentines Dance – Sadie Hawkins style. 

I got the dets:
She was just a friend. She asked him over Facestalk’s chat. She was cute. He was happy.

Yay, right?

Well, I just found out yesterday that he cancelled on her. WHAT?? Oh.my.god. I would’ve killed my date if he had done that. Then again, we were voted cutest couple… 🙂 Digging around for the reason why (were his friends teasing him? did he have other commitments? was he hoping someone else would ask ~murderous eyes~)

Turns out:  She was telling everyone they were dating.  Girlfriend/Boyfriend. Tried to go “in a relationship” Facestalk style.  Hmmm. Maybe he did/said something that made her think they had started going out?  Nope. He agreed to go to the dance. Thats it.  He cancelled when he asked if they could just go as friends and she said no, they were in a relationship. 

Kinda creepy.  forcing a relationship? epic weird. poor robster.


Anyone else had something similar happen to them?


13 02 2009

Remember TGIF? Damn I miss those shows. I don’t even remember what all I watched, but they were the best.  Well, I hope you all have awesome plans for the wkend! Personally, I’m hosting pre-gaming at my apt tonight (Anti-Work themed) followed by bartime.  Ah, I can just taste the whiskey now. mmmmm….  But since we have to while away the day yet, check out the meme below.


After reading about Brookem’s sordid past singing Cher karaoke, I had to try out this short Google meme myself. Especially since it teaches you so much about people. Did you know Brookem eats babies? I sure didn’t. No sirree!

If you try the meme, comment here so I know to come read yours!


Q1: Type in “[your name] needs” in the Google search.
Grace needs an orgasm.

Wow. Uh thanks? That’s a bit personal. Maybe we ought to keep that stuff to ourselves?

Q2: Type in “[your name] looks like” in Google search.
Grace looks like a pretty tough cookie and carries a gun on her hip.

Yea that’s right. Back off all of your or I’ll go all Lara Croft on your asses.

Q3: Type in “[your name] says” in Google search.
Grace says, “I talk, you listen… and leave me comments.”

That’s right. You listen. Just remember who has the gun here, ok?

Q4: Type in “[your name] wants” in Google search.
Grace wants your Danish goodies.

We’re gonna have to interpret that as treasure. Danish treasure. It fits the gun-wielding Lara Croft theme, and the idea of goodies (Ciara style) makes me slightly uncomfortable.

Q5:Type in “[your name] does” in Google search.
Grace does Audrey. *tries to*

Uh wow. So apparently I’m experiementing a bit? And failing in the attempt?

Q6: Type in “[your name] hates” in Google search.
Grace hates Halloween.

What?! No Way! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! You can dress up as random shit, get free candy (or drunk, depends on your age), and ever since I was a kid my dad would go all out with the decorations – including projecting the film Young Frankenstein on the big window in the foyer. All the neighborhood kids would take breaks from collecting candy to sit on our front lawn to watch the movie. The only better holiday: St. Paddy’s Day!

Q7: Type in “[your name] asks” in Google search.
Grace asks to go pee-pee.

Reverting to my 4yr old self.

Q8: Type in “[your name] likes ” in Google search.
Grace likes trees!!!

A lot apparently. Sure, I like ’em. Afterall, I’m allergic to at least 12 varieties and have fallen out of 3 different ones. Yea. we’ll go with that.

Q9: Type in “[your name] eats ” in Google search.
Grace eats fire.

A new undiscovered talent! Woot! And here I was concerned in high school because I couldn’t sing. Who cares?! I can eat FIRE. Screw work. I need to go back to high school and be popular.

Q10: Type in “[your name] wears ” in Google search.
Grace wears an orange jumpsuit well.

Yes. Yes I do. Thank you. Have you been looking at my facebook pictures? I did indeed where a prison orange jumpsuit when I went skydiving after graduation. (Google, I’m concerned about your facestalking. It’s a little creepy.)

Q11: Type in “[your name] was arrested for” in Google Search.
Grace was arrested for using duct tape on kids.

I’m concerned the path this meme is taking. Child abuse? Orange jumpsuits? Guns?

Q12: Type in “[your name] loves” in Google Search.
Grace loves her jeeps.

Rabbit. You mean my VW Rabbit. Although, Jeeps do look fun to drive. But no, I would never cheat on my Rabbit.