Month: December 2007

Yeah I just watched the movie “Jesus Camp” and it was really scary. Even as a believer I wouldn’t want to be around these people. Also who starts a bible camp in a town called “Devil’s Lake”?


I can’t believe I forgot to mention this! Some guy came into Red Robin tonight and he had a John Waters moustache! It’s the best thing I’ve ever seen in my life. I’ve offered to pay a couple guys to grow one but nobody seems to want to. Not that I blame them. It’s just funny. I didn’t think anybody else would actually grow one haha.

So my gym shoes are like two years old and starting to fall apart a little bit so it was time for new shoes. I went to the Skechers outlet store in Pleasant Prairie/Kenosha last night (after eating at Kopps where I had a black raspberry shake mmm). They don’t really make shoes with blue on them anymore boo. There was one pair but they didn’t have real laces, they were elastic and you couldn’t adjust them and they kept slipping in the back boo. So I got this pair that are almost entirely white, but the girl in me went for the ones with a little bit of silver glitter (don’t make fun of me) because all white is boring. Also these are all leather and the others I wound up getting sick because part of them is mesh and I stepped in a huge puddle and it soaked right through. It was also buy one get one half off and I don’t have any dress…ish shoes so I figured I should see if I can find a pair so I don’t have to keep wearing gym shoes to services heh. So I did find a pair that I like. They look dressy but the soles are just like gym shoes soles. So comfortable. They do have the blue ones online but it would have cost me $10 less for that one pair than it did for two pairs at the outlet store.

So the flyers for the 20s conference came out and have been sent to all the UMJC congregations in the Midwest. So I look at the flyers and all it says on there is the dates and the town it’s in. They don’t have the times, hotel name, or price listed on there. All it says is to look at the Kabbetz HaEsrim web site, which would be fine if the web site had been updated in the last year. But it hasn’t. This conference is less than two months away. They better figure things out if they actually want people to show up.

Every once in a while I realise I can probably pray to do well at work. last night was on of those nights. I wish I could always have shifts like I did tonight. I made $159 in tips alone in a little over four hours (but after tip out and wound up giving $12 to a coworker I walked out with $127, which is still more than I’ve ever walke dout with before. The most before was $123 but it was for seven hours instead of four). And my sales were only a little over $600. Anyway, some family randomly left me $20 on a $78 check and I didn’t even really do anything. Then the guy that told me The Cubs wouldn’t get into the playoffs came in with his wife and wound up giving me $52 on a little over $30 dinner. And I gave $12 to David Paige since that table was in his section and he let me have it, plus I’ve gotten now five extra shifts in a little over than a week because of him. I probably should give him a lot more but he didn’t even want to take the $10 as it was.

Also a couple people have made comments to me about Mark Prior. Okay The Padres signed him three days ago and I decided long before that I was going to move. Plus why would I want to follow him anyway when all he does is suck at life? Lol j/k.

Oh and my stats on Scrabulous are going to go down because one of my games my words won’t show up but the other person’s will and his score accumulates and mine doesn’t. Of course this didn’t happen until the 4th move so by then it’s too late to delete the game. I sent a message to the Scrabulous people and they never responded. Boo!

On a positive note I weigh almost 4lbs less than I did yesterday, even after the Chipotle. That drink must have done something, though apparently caffeine no longer makes me tired and I couldn’t fall asleep until 10am (then was woken up an hour and a half later by a co-worker wanting me to work for him tonight). On the upside this must mean I’m getting closer to being normal? Haha.

The promotional stuff from the company says that if you replaced a habit of one regular soft drink per day with a Celsius drink you could lose up to 17 pounds in one year with no change in exercise habits.

I saw “Across the Universe” last night. Julie Taymor is so amazing. It makes me want to see The Lion King. Anyway, the movie dragged on a little longer than I would have liked, but it was pretty good. I don’t know if I would see it again though. Oh there was a big plot hole in it though, one of the characters was drafted into the army and had to fight in The Vietnam War, but he didn’t have any brothers. In real life they would not do that. I also think the other character who enlisted in the army should have enlisted in the navy instead, so that he could travel in a yellow submarine. Although i don’t think the navy had a role in The Vietnam War, but then again what would a movie be without a couple plot holes?

I won Rachelle’s most recent TV trivia quiz as well, even though I only got like 30 questions out of 70 correct. Since I have won all three of them, I also win at not having a life.

I forgot to mention I checked my bank account last week and my IPass account was replenished. This means I have driven through $40 worth of tolls since the end of July/beginning of August. How did that even happen?

I decided to be brave and actually try the chestnut Kit Kat. To my surprise it was actually pretty good. It didn’t taste like nuts at all and I might actually eat it again, given the opportunity.

They ran out of gingerbread syrup at Red Robin the day my Mom asked me to bring home a gingerbread shake for her. Sad.

At least three people I know have gotten their wisdom teeth out recently. Also I saw a comment on someone’s Facebook that says something like “everyone seems to be getting their wisdom teeth out at this time.” That plus the fact I had almost this entire week off is probably a sign that I should have gotten them out now anyway. But umm I don’t want to? Lol. I really don’t think it’s necessary right now. Plus if I got them out my teeth would shift and I would probably need to get braces again. Not something that I want. Oh well.

I had Chipotle for dinner tonight *sigh*. I was told the reason it didn’t fill me up last time is because I didn’t get rice or beans (though I suspect it also had something to do with my working a double shift that day, and I get really hungry being around all that food), so I decided to get beans tonight (the vegetarian ones, not the bacon ones) and I had trouble finishing the burrito, when I had pretty much inhaled it last time. I don’t see how beans could make that much of a difference. Also the one in Vernon Hills is about $1.00 cheaper than the one in Wheeling. It’s a good thing the one in VH is closer.

I also stopped at Vitamin Shoppe beforehand because I saw this drink Celsius on Unwrapped last month and I wanted to try it. I’m not that big of a soda fan, but, hey, if it burns calories! Anyway I figured having it with Chipotle is a good idea lol. I can already feel it working and it’s a lot less expensive than a Jamba Juice with burner boost in it. Yay for burning calories while being lazy.

Also, according to my footprints log, apparently the entire Republic of Korea got together today and read my Xanga:


EDIT: I was going to ask if anybody wanted to go see the Star Wars exhibit with me at the Museum of Science and Industry but it’s sold out.

My Mom discovered Second Life. She got addicted to it but the computer kept crashing so she bought a new computer. I don’t know how she can afford it. Also she actually paid money to buy Second Life currency, though apparently $5 gets you $1200 SL.

I went to Woodfield last week. got extremely lost both ways. Realised I definitely need a GPS. Bought a $250 one for $150. It won’t let you type in the name of the location you’re going to (say you’re going to a restaurant, you can’t type in Olive Garden or Kopps or whatever, etc). I have to return it. Since the main purpose of this is for when I move I definitely need that feature. If anybody wants to buy me a GPS…

I tried Chipotle for the first time. I didn’t want to eat there since they don’t have ground beef but I was invited to go with some coworkers so I went. I got a chicken burrito with medium salsa, sour cream, cheese, and lettuce. I wanted guacamole but didn’t want to shell out an extra $1.50 or whatever for it. I thought about getting pinto beans, but am really glad I didn’t, since I later looked on their web site and it says they’re flavoured with bacon. Why? Anyway, when I frst started eating it it was just alright. Then it grew on me. Was pretty good but I didn’t think I would go out of my way to get it, especially since I think it’s overpriced. By later that night I was craving it. I haven’t had it since then but will eventually. The burrito was huge, but it still didn’t fill me up. Also I wish they had horchata there to wash it down.

I watched the original ending to the movie Little Shop of Horrors. It is closer to the stage version. I definitely didn’t like it. The link is here if anybody wants to watch it. It’s 23 minutes long.

S!J brought me Koala Yummies and strangely flavoured Kit Kats from Japan (see pictures on Facebook). The only Kit Kat I’ve had so far is Green Tea. I won’t be able to try the others for a month. I’m not a big Kit Kat fan to begin with, but they’ll be interesting to try (apple, mango, matcha green tea, and chestnut).

I saw Kris Bauernsmith at…the store he works at (left out for privacy reasons).. the other day. I wouldn’t have recognised him in a million years. I knew I knew him but at first I thought he was Neil Stratman. Yeah I dunno. Thank God for nametags. I think I would make a good man because I could look at girls’ breasts without them noticing. Once I saw a shirt that said “tell your boobies to stop staring at my eyes.”

Red Robin is so overstaffed right now that I was only scheduled for one shift this week. The good news is that it’s a Saturday night shift, so that counts for two. I signed up to work tonight (Erev Christmas…they were open til 8:30) but wasn’t scheduled. But it could be worse, because some people didn’t get scheduled at all. Or the one shift I was scheduled for could have been during a really slow night or a lunch shift.

Last night I had…I want to say I had a really off night, but it was more like I just felt like I was really off. I don’t know how to explain what I was feeling, but since I got my period today I can only assume it had something to do with hormones. I’ve never had problems with feeling like that before. Actually I vaguely remember this happening over the summer. I just felt like my head was about to fall off, I don’t even know. Just having one table of two people was making me nuts and it’s not even hard. And I didn’t see one of my tables for a while and I dropped honeymustard on my shoe…so weird. Maybe the reason I never noticed it before is because whatever I was doing was probably just bumming around and waiting tables requires a little more thought and activity, but it was so weird. Maybe I shouldn’t work the day before I get my period anymore. I can’t imagine seeing in the request off book someone asking off because they are about to get their period haha.

I’ve been trying to avoid deciding whether or not to go back to school, but the break is only three weeks so I have to decide. I forgot I’m in a play next semester and I forgot Bill Nye is coming.

Reasons to not go back:
•I hate school. If I’m going to get through it at all I need to be at a different school and I need a change of environment.
•I won’t have financial aid at all and my appeal for last semester fell through. Especially since I’m not getting many hours at work and it’s been slow I definitely won’t have enough money to get me through next semester if I don’t stay and work.
•I’m running out of room on my credit card and my parents can’t help me pay for anything (or else they would buy me a GPS).
•I always ask myself why I’m there. The classes I signed up for next semester are just filler classes. I’m going to transfer anyway, so why waste time and money on filler classes?
•Can’t work while I’m taking classes. I have enough trouble doing my work.

Reasons to go back:
•…Yeah no idea…

Yeah I feel bad leaving Elizabeth by herself, but I really have no reason to stay. Our lease says we can’t sublet. I’m going to call the landlords in a couple days when ‘Christmas’ is over and just say I’m not coming back but I’ll still pay rent. But if there’s a problem not to call me because I won’t be there. Maybe by some miracle of God they’ll tell me I can sublet and I might actually be able to find someone to fill the spot, then I won’t have to pay rent, electricity, and cable for an apartment I’m not even using. Yeah I haven’t talked to Elizabeth yet, but I need to call her before I call the landlords. And I want to make sure I have worked all that out, plus officially withdrawn from Eastern (what do I need to do for that?) before I tell my parents so that there’s no way they can argue with me. I want to move by June now but I can’t if I’m still paying rent for there. It’s just too much money. So I probably will still be here til August. Also I should probably tell the guy doing the play that I’m not coming back…

Oh and I feel better about going to the 20s conference my birthday weekend now if I stay here. I told Noam I’ll be needing an ice cream cake from DQ.

Oh and I’m done with Baskin Robbins because they changed the Daiquiri Ice and it’s so gross now. But this reminds me now that I’m ‘most likely’ not going back to Eastern I actually get to stay around my REAL food. Also apparently there’s a Walker Brothers in San Diego (well Richard Walkers, but same diff). It’s like all these Chicago locations and then randomly San Diego. I haven’t eaten there is so freaking long but it’s nice to know I’d be able to get an apple pancake if I wanted to.

Friday night we had a 20s Shabbat dinner. Since it was last minute only 14 of us showed up. I’m really glad Nikki decided to come because she only knows a couple people. And she actually decided to come to services at Devar on Saturday. It’s funny because she lives 15 minutes from there and 45 minutes from B’Nai and I live 15 minutes from B’Nai and 45 minutes from Devar.

It was funny to hear David Paige try to explain the difference between a slut and a b*tch to one of our Mexican co-workers last night lol. Also, he, once again, told me I have a really good voice for musical theatre and could probably still pursue it. Seriously, best compliment I’ve ever gotten in my life, but 4.5 years too late.

If you haven’t seen the new Mac holiday commercial:

Nickelodeon Considers Sex Education Show for Kids

The bosses of children’s TV network Nickelodeon are considering staging an educational special on sex and love after learning one of their biggest stars, Jamie-Lynn Spears, is pregnant at 16. Spears, Britney Spears’ little sister, stunned the world earlier this week when she confirmed she was three months pregnant, and Nickelodeon bosses were among the first to show their support. But, as they consider what to do with the teen’s hit show Zoey 101 in the wake of the shocking news, network heads are thinking about aiming a special at curious kids in an effort to promote safe sex and abstinence. Meanwhile, the third season of the show, which ends on January 4, is expected to continue as scheduled. No decision has been made about the future of Zoey 101, which is set to start filming again in February.

“Lynne Spears’ parenting book put on hold indefinitely.”

“The father is Casey Aldridge, 19 at the time,[8] whom she met through church.[9] Spears stated shortly before Thanksgiving that she had no steady boyfriend.[“