Complaint by Numbers

No more sugary cereal…

May 28, 2008
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For some reason lately, I’ve been craving sugary foods. I’ve also been exhausted a lot this week. I’m pretty sure the two are closely related. Usually when I eat crap foods, I feel crappy. I don’t think I’m overtired so much as under-rested. I’m going t make a concerted effort to get to sleep early tonight and eat well throughout tomorrow. We’ll see how that works.


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Misery loves company,

May 19, 2008
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…but unfortunately, I am alone. I’ve somehow caught a virus that has brought with it a delicious assortment of symptoms, including a delightful raised, red, spotty, and itchy-as-all-hell rash. On my face. The rash spreads from there down my neck, chest, back and arms but my main concern is the face because I’m a scratcher. As soon as I’m itchy, my id takes over and begins fulfilling my needs, mainly the need to not be itchy. As this rash seems to be particularly irritating (and resistant to the effects of cortisone), I have been scratching a lot and soon expect a whole host of adorable little scars. 

I’m also the only one of my friends or family to have acquired this little gem, and so the pity has been scarce. My boyfriend (with whom I live) has been fairly patient listening to me whine, but I’m fairly certain my friends are a bit sick of me.

I’ve been keeping myself busy with a German composition and The Sims. No, really. I have a little Sim family going and everything.  

Cavs, Brewers: It’s on!

May 16, 2008
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Tonight, I am especially thankful for my subscription, as my TV has no PIP feature and I will be simultaneously biting my nails during and yelling at both the Celts and the Sox games. Obviously it’s a big night for Boston in terms of basketball, as it’s a nice opportunity to bump Cleveland from the playoffs, but it’s also a big night for baseball too, in a sense.

The team has been floundering a bit lately, and it would be nice to get back on our feet. It seems like as soon as something starts to go right (Ortiz hitting), something else goes wrong (Lowell injury). Of course, with players like Curt Schilling, Francona’s no stranger to working around an impaired team, and the Sox certainly know the value of waiting for good things to come, but it would be nice for things to turn around. I can’t handle the stress and disappointment of losing too much, not with the amazing team we’ve got, at least.

Some random tidbits:

  • Buchholz is on the DL with “a torn fingernail.” I kid you not.
  • Cora’s batting average is .474 now, with 19 at bats. Holy shit. 
  • That surprised me because sometimes I forget that Cora’s on the team (to be fair, he hasn’t been in as much lately…). 
  • Youks and Manny are tied for runs with 8 apiece. 
  • Youks leads the team in RBIs with 30
  • Ortiz has 7 runs, and his avg. is back up to around .234, which is great because a few months ago it was down to around .083. 
  • I still think Ellsbury is amazing.

Das Deutsch

May 15, 2008

I’m currently learning German and wondered if anyone knew of any good online resources for a beginner. The class I’m taking now is not taught by a native speaker, and so I’m missing out on some idiomatic expressions as well as proper pronunciation. 

The links don’t necessarily need to be solely in English. French-German or Spanish-German links also work!


Could an Edwards endorsement finally end this madness?

May 14, 2008

CNN recently confirmed that John Edwards will endorse Barack Obama in the upcoming race for the presidency. While Edwards didn’t pull too much of the electorate during the primaries, his endorsement could mean the support of many voters who could otherwise be swayed to the (sinking) Clinton campaign. After all, Edwards won 7% of the votes in West Virginia, despite his absence from the race. Perhaps with this endorsement, Clinton will gracefully step down. Now if only Gore would drop some hints about his leanings…

I don’t mean to Clinton-bash. At the beginning of the year, and in fact, in the weeks preceding Super Tuesday, I was still a fan of Clinton, though somewhat hesitantly. Unfortunately, her recent campaign tactics and mudslinging which have won her many votes, have turned me off entirely to her entire campaign. 

Through her entire run, I’ve been reminded of this Mad TV parody of the Britney Spears song, “Lucky.” I don’t generally enjoy Mad TV, but I was struck by the foresight of this video.

Video after the jump.


Who’s voting for Clinton?

May 14, 2008

According to a recent CNN exit poll, it’s uneducated, old women. Harsh as that statement may seem, I’ve got the data to back it up, thanks to West Virginia. 

What I found interesting was that the majority of voters were fairly uneducated. Only 30% of voters had graduated college (including those with a higher degree). The majority of Clinton’s votes came from those who only graduated high school. What’s interesting, is that the table provided shows the breakdown for each group, and the more degrees obtained by a certain individual, the more likely they seemed to vote for Obama. 

Further breakdown, after the jump. (more…)

Like a moth to a flame…

May 13, 2008
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…or a cokehead to, well, coke (or perhaps other cokeheads; you know, birds of a feather…), I’m back to blogging. As that sentence turned out to be far more awkward sounding than I had anticipated, I’ll make this short to spare myself any further embarrassment. 

For some reason, I feel like blogging again. Perhaps its the fact that my boyfriend (with whom I live) has a new job that keeps him out of the (tiny) apartment from 6:30 a.m. until sometime between 8:00 and 8:30 at night; perhaps its the fact that my cats have stopped listening to my bitching, or perhaps it’s the fact that I’ve eaten way too much today, but I feel like voicing my complaints on the intarwebs. And yes, I say that facetiously. Regardless (not to be confused with irregardless, which is both a made up word and a pet peeve of mine), here I am, and since I am shirking a large number of duties — dishes, some German work, vacuuming, other menial tasks — I’ll probably continue blogging for a while.

Also, I have trapped a spider under a glass and a can of tuna (don’t ask me why I felt it needed to be weighted, but if that fucker gets out, I might cry). When Matt gets home, he has some spider relocating to do. 

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Historical accuracy be damned!

May 13, 2008
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I can’t get enough of The Tudors.

Also, I made lime cupcakes (with a sponge cake base). Delicious. 

And in keeping with the theme of having absolutely no theme whatsoever for this blog, I would just like to admit to something potentially damaging to my (spectacular) character: I look at the pets section of CraigsList like it were a blog. I check to see if there is a cat, kitten or particularly cute puppy up for adoption pretty much every thirty seconds while I’m checking email/browsing blogs/doing nothing. In fact, if I could hook that bitch up to a nice RSS feed, it would greatly reduce the amount of times I click on my hot bar (yes, it’s got its very own button), only to be disappointed by the fact that no one new wants to give up their cat. Now I suppose this wouldn’t be too bad if I were looking for a cat, but I’m not. I already have two (and this does not include the two I will inherit when I move back to the States this December). I’m just a sad bastard who likes looking at pictures of kittens, and who harbors tiny hopes of adopting another one. Maybe a long-haired one, or you know, whatever.

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