Month: November 2004

EDIT: Since when does Condell have a spa and WHY?

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I bought myself a DSM-IV (TR).

Yeah I now have this CD ripped into my computer hehe.

So I thought I had gained all the weight back that I lost but it turns out I haven’t. Or maybe I gained it back and then lost it again. Who knows? The important thing is that I weigh six pounds libras than I used to.

So nobody ever calls me and on the rare occasion they actually do, they call my cell phone. So I was really surprised when my Mom told me I had a phone call on our house phone. It was some girl and she said “Hi” and I was like “Hi…” and she said “I bet you can’t guess who this is.” And that was enough talking for me to know it was KATIE PIPER!!! Yay!! I haven’t heard from her in nearly two years. She confirmed the rumour—she had a baby three months ago.
Jami: I hope you don’t throw her on top of your canopy like you did with your barbies/
Katie: She doesn’t fly that far.

She sounds like she’s done a lot of growing up, so that is good.

I e-mailed Matt the other day just asking where he was. It didn;’t come back to me, so he must still be alive. Haven’t heard back. I called him a couple minutes ago, cuz I could really use a friend right now. His phone rang and his voicemail picked up. If I don’t hear back from him today or tomorrow my next e-mail is to let him know he’s a really crappy friend and then I’m done. This is really annoying.

Okay I was bored last night so I Googled my name. Well I thought I was Googling both my first AND last name, but it turns out I only Googled my FIRST name, but I didn’t realise that right away. i had wondered why there were so many results. Anyway, I found this and I think it may possibly be the funniest thing I have ever seen in my life.

I know I have posted this before, but I think I need to post it again. Not just for other people, but for myself as well (plus I have a WAY larger audience now). It’s so hard to believe I am the one who wrote this. Alright, God wrote it and He used me. But it came out of my fingers and that is hard to believe. Anyway, a little over a year ago, someone had an away message up that said “Why can’t real life ever end up like it does in the movies?” And I wanted to answer that, so I prayed for words and sent this to him…

Why CAN’T real life ever end up like it does in the movies? We have ALL wondered this before. The reason is because real life is non fiction and movies are fiction. Everyone has problems and frustrations and movies were invented so people can take 90 minutes out of their stressful lives and escape into a life where everything ends perfectly, both the viewers and the actors. Because everyone wants their life to be like the movies. PERFECT. I think we’re so busy fixating on how everything on tv and in movies has a happy ending, we fail to see the middle of the plot, where the problems are. People die. People overdose. People lose their jobs. But it always ends up exactly the way it is supposed to, and THAT is what makes it PERFECT. “Everything is okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.” God is in control. That’s all you need to worry about. People are dumb, they make bad choices. You do it, I do it, everyone does it. And choices have consequences. And some of the consequences we see in life, are not necessarily consequences of OUR actions, or actions of people close to us, but those of Adam and Eve. People were meant to live forever. In nature’s beauty. Naked. But because of that ONE piece of fruit, we have MORE sinning, death, the realization that we are naked and need to wear clothes. Not your fault, not my fault, but other peoples’ actions affect us too, whether we have done anything to deserve the consequences or not. Our World Trade Center was bombed. I don’t remember doing anything to make my country look like it wanted to be bombed. I didn’t go over to Afghanistan and say “Hey, my country is better than yours, why don’t you come try to ruin us?” I didn’t do that, did you? No, I didn’t think so. And because of the choices that we all make, knowing that our actions affect others, we know that there will always be consequences, both positive and negative, and because of the ups and downs in life, and the fact that is is never up 100% of the time, we need to realize that life will never be perfect. What we think is perfect anyway. But what IS perfect? Everything being fine and dandy 100% of the time. Always getting your way. Nothing bad EVER happening to you or anyone in your life. We all know that doesn’t exist, so why do we keep thinking that it’s going to be like that? God has given us life. It is a matter of what we choose to do with it. Are we going to sin or are we going to follow God’s rules? We are going to sin, because that is human nature. But we have control over HOW MUCH we sin. Hooray for not doing drugs and waiting for marriage to have sex. People have pain and they want to escape. That’s why people act. So they can be someone else. But other people find different ways. Unhealthy ways. When I was in 8th grade, a bunch of my close friends were cutting themselves and trying drugs. And these were people I went to youth group with. People that BROUGHT me there! And it was hurting me to know that they were doing that to themselves. I didn’t understand then, and I still don’t now. Gilda Radner said “It’s not what happens in life, but how you handle it.” This is a woman who was obese as a child and was made fun of for it. Her father died of cancer when she was young. Later on in life she became bullimic and started sleeping around. She was part of the original cast of Saturday Night Live, so she did cocaine too. She died of Ovarian Cancer in 1989. She didn’t handle pain very well until the end of her life. Movies usually have happy endings. Yes, this is true. But Miss Dabelow once said that when we watch a movie or a play, we’re coming into the story in the middle of these peoples’ lives, and we’re leaving in the middle too. She’s right. We don’t know what happens to them when the movie is over. We just assume that they live happily ever after. Because that’s what we WANT to believe. But the truth is, their lives could go way downhill after the movie ends. We don’t know. So we shouldn’t assume that just cuz the movie ends well, that their lives end well. My Big Fat Greek Wedding ended happily. They got married, they moved in next door to her parents, they had a kid. Then they had a tv show. It only lasted a few episodes. Maybe they just didn’t want to have My Big Fat Greek Divorce. You never know! EVERYONE has pain it IS just a matter of how you handle it. Do we need drugs? No! Do we need sex? No! Do we need God? YES! And that is ALL we need. He will help us get through ANYTHING. We just need to stick with Him and trust in Him. And we WILL get through everything.

I lost sight of the point I was trying to make, which is that life IS perfect because it is a gift from God.

So I went a re-did some of my blogrings yesterday. I exchanged Jews for Jesus for Messianic Jews, I got rid of the 847 area code one, since I’m in a Chicago metro now, and got rid of The OC one, because everyone watches that show, and I added Second Star to the Left, Straight on ‘Til Morning. I also added what I think is the coolest blogring EVER and it’s called ❤ *Wait for me* <3. Which made me want a chastity ring. So I went looking for one online and found one that I really like and want to get.

It’s an unblossomed rose. So I found it online, but I don’t know where to get it in person, so I have to order it online, but I don’t know my ring size. So I went in search of how to find your ring size and happened upon bluenile.com, so I decided to play around and look for an engagement ring and I totally found one that I love and it’s only $650 too, so my husband will be happy. So I found a ring, now I just need to find a husband heh. I can wait as long as it takes though. So yeah here is the ring, isn’t it purdy?

EDIT: Okay this is really annoying. I went and got the code from another site and re did the entire thing and when I clicked on show preview everythign looked how it’s supposed to, so I clicked on save changes and it’s back to the xanga default. So I went on Internet Explorer (I’ve been using Safari since we go the new computer) and it shows up how I want it, but it says I don’t have the plugin to listen to the music. So what now I have to go on two different browsers to view my page in full? That’s crazy.

Okay apparently the eprop and comment, etc changer code is not working on my xanga. It’s working on everyone else’s, but not on mine. What the heck?

EDIT: You are now listening to Overflow by Geoff Moore. To Maggie or Melody or anyone who has a problem with that, I say SUCK IT! Lol.

So apparently I missed my birth control pill last night and I got my period four days early. Grr. Note to self: just cuz you’re not taking it for birth control doesn’t mean you can’t be responsible. Blah blah blah.

Well tonight was Thanksgiving number one with my Dad (Marni decided not to go, surprise surprise). We always go to OCB on Thanksgiving, but I’m sort of tired of that. I wanted to go to Olive Garden but my Dad called a few days ago and they said they’re closed on Thanksgiving, so I called Baker’s Square and they said they were open so we went there tonight and the door was locked, so we wound up going to OCB afterall.

It snowed yesterday. It’s cold. There’s ice. There’s ice in the Baker’s Square parking lot. I remember going to Baker’s Square probably four years ago after a show, before the cast party. I got a ride with Frank. When we got to Baker’s Square the parking lot was so icey. He thought it would be fun to do donuts in the parking lot on the ice. I was so freaked out. But he stepped on the breaks about half an inch before we hit the pole! That was the only time I ever had a problem with his driving. He WAS capable of hitting the breaks. So why didn’t he?

After dinner tonight we went to see Finding Neveland. J.M. Barrie was an absolute genius. I think Peter Pan is the most beautiful story ever told. ❤

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Hey I just drove in the snow for the first time and lived to tell about it! Woohoo.

So now that John Ashcroft resigned, the picture of him in the terror alert system is now Dubya, so I am considering getting rid of it, what do we think?

I found a really cool Xanga code and if you scroll to the bottom of my page you can do a keyword search in the bible (NIV). I think that’s the coolest code EVER!!!

What’s not right about this article that I found on a REAL web site? (www.elitestv.com/pub/2004/Oct/EEN416598069d87d.html)

John Travolta Out of Grease 3, Paramount Ponders Replacements

HOLLYWOOD (October 7, 2004) Moviehole.net has published an interview with actor John Travolta dismissing any plans for him to appear in the planned Paramount Pictures “Grease 3” film.

“A Grease 3, I just don’t want to do,” stated Travolta when asked of plans to participate in the movie.

“I didn’t do two why would I do three,” he continued.

Last year the Hollywood Reporter, an industry trade publication, reported that Paramount Pictures has greenlighted the “Grease 3” follow up to the 1978 original musical movie starring Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as two teen lovers from opposite sides of the tracks.

Didi Conn, who also appeared in the original “Grease” film and its sequel “Grease 2” starring Michelle Pfeiffer, is serving as executive producer.

According to the Hollywood Reporter and CNN.com, “Grease 3” will take place in the late 1970s and focus on the original characters and introduce their young adult offspring.

One casting continuity solution for John Travolta’s decision not to participate would have Joey Travolta replacing his brother as the primary character of Danny Zuko.

Henry Winkler is another possible casting replacement for the Danny Zuko role.

Winkler, who achieved fame playing Fonzie on the series “Happy Days” opposite Ron Howard and Tom Bosley, was offered the starring role in the original “Grease” film before it eventually went to Travolta.

A separate scenario has Rikki Lee Travolta joining the cast as the son of the Fonzie-like Zuko.

The younger leading man is the only member of the family aside from John Travolta to have starred as Danny Zuko. The best selling recording artist made headlines around the world in 2003 for appearing in a stage revival to raise money for charity.

He is ranked second in world popularity behind Donny Osmond as the title character in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Australian recording artist Kyle Minogue has also been mentioned as a possible casting choice as one of the young adult offspring of the original greasers played by Travolta, Newton-John, Conn, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway and the next generation sequel greasers played by Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, and Adrian Zmed.

Zmed is another consideration to play the Zuko character in “Grease 3.” Fifteen years after his appearance in the “Grease 2” film in an unrelated role, Zmed went on to appear as Danny Zuko in the Tommy Tune stage revival of “Grease” in the late 1990s.

Richard Gere, Patrick Swayze, and Treat Williams have all also played the Danny Zuko role on stage and could be considered for the “Grease 3” film.

Zap2it.com reports that the new Paramount film will be produced by Carsey-Werner-Mandabach’s newly formed feature film division along with Laurence Mark Productions.

~ James McIntyre, entertainment reporter

If he gets cast in that movie I think I may have to kill myself. I have a feeling I won’t be the only one. Oh man. I ALREADY have to live in a world where Dubya gets two terms, I can’t live in a world where Rikki Lee is acknowledged as a beloved celebrity too!!!

So I just watched this movie, not because I used to be into the whole American Girl doll thing, but because the girl who played Samantha is playing Violet in the upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie and I wanted to see if she was any good. Clearly the only reason she got the part of Violet is because she looks like the girl in the original movie.

I’m on a six day break right now. I’m hopin it’ll be better than the last one. Blah.

I can’t stop thinking about death. I really wish I could. I can’t even drive without freaking out. I just can’t help thinking that someone else that I know is going to die soon.

So Tom is being really weird. Like he’s asked me to do like five things this week, including having Thanksgiving dinner with his family. Then he stopped the IM conversation to call me and when I didn’t answer the phone (I was in the bathroom) he called again. This is not like him and it’s freaking me out.

Clay Aiken has vocal chord damage. ¡Que barbaridad!

Wow this entry is quite depressing. I wish I had something good to talk about. This too shall pass.

LAYER ONE: On The Outside
— Name:  Jami
— Birthdate: 2/24/85
— Birthplace: Evanston, IL
— Current Location:  Mundelein, IL
— Eye Color: Brown
— Hair Color:  Dark brown with a little reddish
— Height: 5′ 3”
— Righty or Lefty: Righty
— Zodiac Sign: Piz

LAYER TWO: on the inside
— Your heritage:  Jewish, Russian, Romanian, Austrian, and Polish
— The shoes you wore today:  Blue Skechers
— Your weakness: Oy multiple so many things…
— Your fears: Dying, not making it to Heaven, being left behind, heights, falling, never getting married, getting divorced, Teletubbies, Pinnochio, Mombie, The Wheelers, The Gnome King, and Earth Worms (Hayley you are not alone)
— Your perfect pizza: Chicago style cheese only

LAYER THREE: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
— Your most overused phrase online: Lol
— Your thoughts first waking up: It’s too early
— Your best physical feature: My eyes
— Your bedtime: Whenever I feel like it
–Your most missed memory: Having friends

LAYER FOUR: Your Pick
— Pepsi or Coke: Coke
— McDonalds or Burger King: McDonald’s, but I do really miss the Burger King tacos
— Single or group dates: Umm I have only been on ONE group date. I dunno
— Adidas or Nike: Skechers
— Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Brisk
— Chocolate or vanilla: Hmm I am sorta burned out on chocolate right now…I dunno it depends on what it is
— Cappuccino or coffee: Cappuccino

LAYER FIVE: Do You?
— Smoke: No
— Cuss: Hahaha oh boy…
–Sing: Not anymore
— Have (a) crush(es): I definitely have not liked anyone in over 2.5 years
— Do you think you’ve been in love: I know I have
— Want to go to college: IU’m already in college…well high school 2.0 as Shellie says. Would I like to go AWAY to college? Like burning!
— Like school: No way, Jose
— Want to get married: Yes!!!!
— Believe in yourself: Way more now than I used to
— Get motion sickness: Only in small cars when I don’t look out the window (unless I’m asleep)
— Think you’re attractive: Sure
— Think you’re a health freak: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
— Get along with your parents: My Dad yes my Mom sometimes
— Like thunderstorms: I’m indifferent
— Play an instrument: I played the alto saxophone for many years

LAYER SIX: In the past 6 months.
— Drank alcohol: Nope
–Smoked: Not first hand
–Done a drug: Just prescription
— Made Out: I’m not sure that could be classified as making out, but kissing yes
–Gone on a date: Nope
— Gone shopping: Yes
— Eaten an entire box of cookies: I just ate 11 boxes of Koala Yummies
— Eaten sushi: No!
— Been on stage:  Not in the past six months
— Been dumped: No
— Gone skating: No
— Made homemade cookies: No
— Gone skinny dipping: Nope
— Dyed your hair: I dyed my hair brown so people would think I’m smarter. Oh wait, that was Ashlee Simpson
— Stolen anything: Nope

LAYER SEVEN: Ever….
— Played a game that required removal of clothing: No, but once I was in the room while people were playing Strip Rock, Paper, Scissors and made sure to avert mine eyes…
— Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: No
— Been caught “doing something”: No…
— Been called a tease: Maybe?
— Gotten beaten up: Nope *coughs at Brittany*

LAYER EIGHT: Getting Older
— Age you hope to be married: Right after I get my MA so like 25 or 26
— Numbers and Names of Children: Two children a boy named…no idea and then a girl named Mahalia something
— How do you want to die: In my sleep
— Where you want to go to college: Eastern
— What do you want to be when you grow up: I just wanna be a wife, but God wants me to be a mental heath counselor as well and guess who wins. Yup, it’s God
— What country would you most like to visit: Oz (yes, that’d be Australier)

LAYER NINE: In a partner
— Best eye color?: I am a fan of the translucent ones
— Best hair color?: Doesn’t matter
— Short or long hair: Short
— Height: Taller than me, which shouldn’t be too hard
— Best articles of clothing: No idea
— Best first date location: I’ve only had one first date and that was at a dance

LAYER TEN: In The Numbers…
— Number of drugs taken illegally: None
— number of times: n/a
— Number of people I could trust with my life: Maybe one
— Number of CDs that I own: Ummm..30 plus
— Number of piercings: One in each ear
— Number of tattoos: None
–Number of times your name has appeared in the news paper: I lost track years ago
— Number of things in my past that I regret: Ya know I used to regret things, but then I realised that I’ve learned something from each of those things and if you learn something then it’s good and why regret something that’s good?