Monday, March 19, 2007


I'm probably going to offend somebody by writing this, but I must let it out!

I always understood Prego to be a brand of spaghetti sauce or Italian for "you're welcome", but somewhere in the last two years, the brand name became an adjective. Somehow it now means "to be pregnant."

What I'd like to know is how and why? What is the etymology behind this usage? I suspect it started with a TV show -- probably "Will & Grace" or something. It was supposed to be cute and catchy, and apparently it is catchy. But cute? I dunno. I mean, "pregnant" is not that long of a word; does it really have to be shortened? Why can't people just say the word pregnant? It makes me wonder if the first person who used prego was trying to hide something. I mean, c'mon, ladies! If you're pregnant; announce it to the world! Say it loud! Preg-NANT!

Thing I'm thankful for: pecan waffles at Waffle House. Yummy in my tummy!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Thing I'm Thankful For

Lyndel! What a fun girl! She gave me drumsticks tonight -- no, not the KFC kind, the wooden rock-out-on-the-drum-set kind. Isn't that the coolest?!? I did feel a little silly holding them; I mean, it's not like I'm an awesome drummer or anything. I'm just learning . . . People really liked holding them, though, which was funny. But I actually get to use them 'cause they're mine!

Thanks, Lyndel. Thanks.

Note: Lyndel said the drumsticks' previous owner was a one Mike Chiplin from the band Lostprophets. I've never heard of them, but am about to look them up . . .

2nd Note: I might've tapped Mike Beaver's bum with one of the drumsticks. He might've liked it. :)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Girl Scout Cookies!

It's that time of year . . . Girl Scout Cookies! I bought my favorites:
  1. Peanut Butter Sandwiches -- These are the ones that sort of taste like Nutter Butters.
  2. Thin Mints -- I practically inhale the entire package in one sitting.
  3. Samoas -- I love it when these are a little melted.
I have to give some of these cookies away, though, because I'm trying to get healthy, and at about 100-150 calories per serving (which is about 2 cookies), these are not what the nutrition world would call a healthy snack. Although, they don't contain cholesterol . . . And the box does say that a Girl Scout Cookie can build strong bodies. Apparently it can also build strong minds and skills, too, among other things. Hmmm . . .

What's your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?

Thing I'm thankful for: prayer.

Carpet or Hardwood?

I was planning on doing a series of posts posing a this-or-that question. I started with Deep Sea or Space, but never really got around to doing anything else.

Finally, though, I have one: carpet or hardwood?

Although hardwood floors are cleaner and timeless, I have to admit that I like carpet better. There's no denying that I want 6-inch mahogany panel floors in my future dreamhouse, but if I had to choose between hardwood forever or carpet forever, I would choose carpet. I love to sit on the floor, and let's face it, carpet is much more comfortable for that kind of thing. And that's what it boils down to, folks. I like to sit on the floor, so I like carpet better.

What about you? Would you choose carpet or hardwood?

Thing I'm thankful for: good friends who listen to me drone on about silly things.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Cute vs. Pretty

Does anyone remember the sitcom NewsRadio? It was on TV from 1995-1999, and it's one of my favorites. Yep, right up there with Seinfeld.

Well, I've never forgotten about the episode in which Beth's character explains the different levels of pretty-ness. Not only is the script funny, it's true, too. Check it out!

Cute vs. Pretty NewsRadio clip
(Click on the green button link that says "Watch.")

Thing I'm thankful for: lazy Saturdays.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Identical Twins?

Lauren and I were reminiscing about the good ol' alternative music days. We listened to clips on iTunes for at least a couple of hours, going from Temple of the Dog to Bush to Blur. At some point, we of course ended up on a page for Soundgarden, and that led us to marvel at the beauty that is Chris Cornell's voice. Lauren remarked that it is the perfect blend of singing and screaming. I think it's just the vocal equivalent of his good looks.

Google image search, anyone?

Behold, a grunge Adonis:

Now, as we were perusing Chris Cornell images, I made an awesome connection. For some reason, at that moment in time, I realized that Chris Cornell is the male counterpart to . . . Julia Ormond. I mean, they could be brother and sister! They are both such pretty people, but they also look alike!

Check it out!

Maybe you don't see it, but I think they could be identical twins or something . . .

Anyway . . . this is one of my hobbies -- to determine who people resemble. I like to think about which celebrities regular people look like, too. Oh, and of course I like to do impersonations and accents. It's kind of a passion. :)

Thing I'm thankful for: being in a safe, cozy apartment. I'm a pretty lucky girl.