Month: October 2007

Okay, I think I’m done messing with my Second Life avatar. Anybody think this looks even remotely like me?


Up close it kind of looks like someone from the Shrek movies.


Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t always a hit with the ladies – the actor was embarrassed about not losing his virginity at 17, according to his pal Russell Crowe. The pair both starred in 1995’s The Quick And The Dead, and Crowe hopes the young actor – who has dated a string of beauties including Gisele Bundchen and Bar Rafaeli – has finally made some progress in the romance department since they last worked together. He says, “You know, I worked with Leonardo when he was 17. He was a virgin, and he’d talk about that constantly. So I’m hoping we have some time so he can fill in what’s happened in between, maybe show some photos, because I’m sure life’s different now.” Crowe and DiCaprio will reunite in forthcoming movie Body Of Lies.

So I have Second Life now. In case anybody reading this has one or gets one, and wants to add me, my name is Jami Rumpler. I added, or at least requested to add Dwight lol. I’m not even close to being done with orientation. Oh man, I’m never going to get anything done.

So I went home this weekend. It turned out Miri was going to be in town too and she invited me to hang out with her and Britta, but then never got back to me. But then it turned out my Dad had made reservations at a restaurant and didn’t tell me and I wound up not getting home until 10:30 anyway. But I did wind up hanging out with Jennie Parks, briefly. The last time I saw her was on senior reflection day in high school. I had not been to her house since sophomore year of high school and they remodeled—the kitchen and the living room have switched places. Make Jami’s brain hurt.

I worked last night. I was pretty nervous at first and it took me a couple tables to get back into it and then I was fine. However, I thought I was going to have to go home, because like a half hour into the shift, I was filling up a glass and it broke in half in my hand and I cut myself and started bleeding. Fortunately it was a really shallow cut. It hurt, but at least I did not have to go home, or worse, the emergency room. Apparently they no longer have the farkakta rule about having to wash your hands everytime you touch your hair, face, clothes, someone else, money, or firty dishes, etc. That was annoying. The only thing I really don’t like about Red Robin is that they don’t add gratuity to big parties. The biggest party I had last night was a party of eight, but it is still really annoying to have parties of eight or more leave 15% or less. Well it’s annoying to have anyone leave 15% or less, but especially big parties when you work harder. Some guy left me a $2 bill as part of my tip. One guy left me $15 on a $42 bill. Despite my having a four table section (and for an hour it was only three tables) that wasn’t even full the whole time, I made $84 in tips. Actually it was $99, but after tip out it was $84. Yay!

I have so much I should be doing right now, including, but not limited to, studying for a test tomorrow. But instead of being productive, I’m going to download Second Life. I want to fly! Hehe.

Cool! I get to be here til December because the incompetent adviser I had the first semester I transfered in told me my adolescent development class transfered in as a development class and now it turns out it didn’t! So unless they offer a development class this summer I’m screwed. Dangit I just want to be done with school and move out of here aaah!

On another note, I accidentally slept in and missed my adviser “walk in” appointment. Fortunately Elizabeth’s alarm worke me up. Also fortunately, because I was dreaming about Goldmember offering me “a shmoke anna bancake.” (see video below)
Austin Powers – Goldmember

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I’m going home this weekend. My Dad thought it was funny my reason is because I want a hot dog, and also because I have to do laundry and don’t want to do it here.

I’m apparently working on Saturday night (picked up a shift). I’m scared aaah! Pray for me lol. Probably not a good idea to be thrown back into this, on a Saturday night, after more than two months of being away. but I have like $8 in cash to last me until Thanksgiving (and Poochie’s only takes cash, so there goes half of it on Saturday), so yeah I definitely need this. Even $50 would be good, but I’m dreaming of that one Saturday night I made like $93. Yeah, that definitely sounds good to me, especially since I didn’t get my financial aid this semester (it’s being held hostage until I raise my GPA).

P.S. Am I the only one that doesn’t want The Red Sox to win?

P.P.S. Joe Buck just used the word “Jub Jub” (see video below)

EDIT: ….I thought my Dad was joking when he told me Clay Aiken is joining the cast of Spamalot, but apparently it’s true

“New York: where the leaves, The Mets, and The Yankees fall every October.” -Conan

It was 80º the other day. Right now it is 76º. Tomorrow has a high of 82º.

I realised my Dad and I don’t talk nearly as much when The Cubs aren’t playing. I don’t know if it’s actually because of that, or if it has to do with the conversation I had with my Mom earlier this week. Maybe she mentioned it to him. She IMed (yes, IMed) me and said my Dad and I talk all the time but she and I don’t talk often. I don’t know why all of a sudden she wants to talk a lot (though I haven’t heard from her since this conversation). I don’t understand her. I spend the whole summer at home, she doesn’t talk to me any more than normal, then the day before I go back to school she all of a sudden wants to have dinner with me when she knows I already have plans with my Dad. And I think she hopes I would drop my plans and have dinner with her. She’s also upset that I’m moving, which I also don’t understand. And she’s going to San Diego (WITHOUT ME…on a weekend that is three days long for me) to ‘make work connections’ so that she can ‘visit several times a year’ when I live there. So strange to me.

I had a 100 question mid term in my Tuesday night class this week. We get to class and she tells us we are first going to watch and hour long movie (note: the only thing the movie had to do with the test is that it was worth five bonus points if you could list five things you learned from it). AN HOUR LONG MOVIE BEFORE A TEST? The reason was ‘to put our minds at rest.’ No, it does not work like that. After all 40+ people in my class complained and asked if we could at least take the test first, she got really mad and said “there are people who are a lot worse off than you are right now.” She’s serious?? And she turned the lights off so nobody could even study during the movie. I have enough trouble concentrating on tests, this just made it worse. Fortunately, I realised a few years ago that if I take a test backwards I can concentrate better. How that works I am not sure, but it’s a good thing or else it would take me the entire time to finish the test.

Sometimes I feel like…I won’t be able to graduate until next December. Apparently it is about time to make schedules for next semester. I can start registering on Monday (Oct 22). But you can’t register until you talk to your adviser and they ‘unflag’ your account. Nobody told me it was time to make an appointment. First of all, I have a new adviser this semester, since I changed my major, but I can’t officially declare a psych major, because I don’t have enough math??? So I’m stuck with the general advisers (who have everyone that doesn’t have a major) until I finish the math class I am in. So I call last week to make an appointment to see my adviser and am told I can’t make an appointment over the phone, I have to do it in person. This is ridiculous, I don’t see what the difference is. Well I was not able to get over there for a few more days. By the time I get there I can’t get in to see my adviser until October 30 and I am supposed to register on October 22. In those 8 days all the classes I need might be filled up. I told the secretary I need to see him before October 22 because I am graduating this year. She told me I should have made an appointment last month. I told her I didn’t know that, because nobody sent me anything. She told me they don’t send anything out ‘I just should have known.’ I wish I had just stuck out Behavior Methods. Dr. Dietz is like the best adviser ever. This never would have happened with her grrr. So I send an e-mail to my adviser explaining the situation and BEGGING him to unflag my account and then I will still come in and see him on October 30. I get an automated response telling me he is out of the office until october 23. Great. I already have to take a full semester of courses this summer, because I screwed up so much. If, God forbid, I can’t finish this summer, I am just going to take online classes in the Fall. I am moving to San Diego in August. End of story.

With two new Mexican restaurants opening in town this week my search for a decent taco began:

El Pueblo
The first thing I tried were obviously the tacos. For my standards, they were a little bit above decent. For Charleston’s standards, they were amazing. The problem was they only use one shell, so they fall apart. They also load on the sour cream, way above the ingredients. It was the messiest thing I have ever eaten. They are open until 3am on Friday and Saturday and 1:30am on the other days. The tacos were good enough that if I need a taco at 1am, I will definitely be going there. The next day I tried a burrito. If I wanted to compare it to El Rancherito, I needed to get that, since the tacos at El Ranch are despicable, I get a burrito there. It was strange that the menu looks like it was photocopied from El Ranch and the burrito looked and tasted exactly the same. I also saw some guy that was working there that used to work at El Ranch. I wondered if El Ranch knew they were being ripped off.

Then the next day I read in the school paper (which I almost never pick up) that El Pueblo is actually El Ranch part two. Since it is always so busy there, the owners decided to open up a second restaurant in town. I felt so stupid, but at least I know now that it wasn’t just in my head.

Los Potrillos
I tried the tacos, of course. They wouldn’t put sour cream on the tacos. They charged 40 cents for it. I was expecting a small ramekin full of sour cream, instead I got a container full of it, that would have cost at least $2 from the store. Definitely worth the 40 cents. Anyway, these are quite possibly the best tacos I have ever had in my entire life. I got them again last night, but they accidentally gave me flour tortillas. Since I got carry out, I didn’t catch it til I got home. We had soft corn tortillas in the fridge, but they are just mediocre. Even so, the tacos are amazing. I also tried the horchata. Also the best horchata I have ever had in my life. I need to try their fried ice cream. They also have a dessert called “Xanga.”