Archive for July, 2004


Yes, after all this time of looking and trying and working his butt off–Frank got a job at an airline!  YAY!!!!!!!!!!  I cannot even express how happy I am for him or how excited I am for his new position!


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So right now, Kate is somewhere past the Illinois border on her way to sunshiney Cali.  So it’s really real–she’s really gone.  And if she remembers Illinois winters at all, she’ll set up a permanent residence in Cali!  But… it’s still sad to see her go…

Godspeed, Kate!

Wine Tasting

Tonight I’m going to a wine tasting with some of my sorority sisters–I can’t wait!  It’s going to be a lot of fun.  We don’t all get to hang out too much, so it’ll be nice to see them.

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We have been married for nearly 10 mos, and we just got our wedding album.  Even though it took most of our marriage to get these pictures (drama queen), I have to say I am VERY happy with the results!  Our album is gorgeous!!  I cried looking through it, it turned out so beautiful!  YAY!  I had been worried about it because it had taken so long and I wasn’t sure how it would look.  I was actually scared to see it because I didn’t know how it was going to look.  But wow–it defied all of my expectations!

Anyway.  Good stuff with that.

Hangin’ Out with Erin

I spent this evening over at my dear friend Erin D’s house–she has just the cutest place!  She and her husband have just done a great job fixing up the place–new windows, molding, cabinets, counters, sinks, bathroom, tiling, garage–everything!  Just so beautiful and cozy and well-decorated!  Lots of personal touches from their lives around the house, too.

Anyway… long day… time for bed!!!

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“Bye Bye Bye!”

Well, we had a good-bye party for Kate, my friend from 6th grade on, and it was happy but sad at the same time. I really wish I had more words to put around this, but I really don’t. Half of me feels like, “This is life, people move around and move on” and half of me feels like, “Wow, this is really sad because Kate has always been a significant friend in my life.”

Kate and I used to argue for hours about XFiles and stupid stuff. We used to throw shot put and discus and play violin in the orchestra. Well, until I decided to play the cello. Anyway. I guess it’s hard to get too broken up because I know we have email and AIM and the phone, so no one is ever very far. But then again, you can’t go have coffee on the cell and you can’t see a movie online. Well, together, at least.

So yeah, in honor of Kate, I am posting a song that makes me think of driving down our old home roads with Jamie, singing these lyrics as loud as we could (well, once I learned them…)

I’m packed and I’m holding

I’m smiling, she’s living, she’s golden

She lives for me, says she lives for me

Ovation, her own motivation

She comes round and she goes down on me

And I make her smile, like a drug for you

Do ever what you wanna do, coming over you

Keep on smiling, what we go through

One stop to the rhythm that divides you

And I speak to you like the chorus to the verse

Chop another line like a coda with a curse

Come on like a freak show takes the stage

We give them the games we play, she said…

I want something else, to get me through this

Semi-charmed kinda life, baby, baby

I want something else, I’m not listening when you say good-bye

The sky was gold, it was rose

I was taking sips of it through my nose

And I wish I could get back there, someplace back there

Smiling in the pictures you would take

Doing crystal myth, will lift you up until you break

It won’t stop, I won’t come down

I keep stock with the tick-tock rhythm, I bump for the drop

And then I bumped up, I took the hit that I was given

Then I bumped again, then I bumped again

I said…

How do I get back there, to the place where I fell asleep inside you

How do I get myself back to the place where you said…

I want something else, to get me through this

Semi-charmed kinda life, baby, baby

I want something else, I’m not listening when you say good-bye

I believe in the sand beneath my toes

The beach gives a feeling, an earthy feeling

I believe in the faith that grows

And the four right chords can make me cry

When I’m with you I feel like I could die

And that would be all right, all right

And when the plane came in, she said she was crashing

The velvet it rips in the city, we tripped on the urge to feel alive

Now I’m struggling to survive, those days you were wearing that velvet dress

You’re the priestess, I must confess

Those little red panties they pass the test

Slide up around the belly, face down on the mattress


And you hold me, and we’re broken

Still it’s all that I wanna do, just a little now

Feel myself, head made of the ground

I’m scared, I’m not coming down

No, no

And I won’t run for my life

She’s got her jaws now, locked down in a smile

But nothing is all right, all right

And I want something else, to get me through this life

Baby, I want something else

Not listening when you say…

Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye


The sky was gold, it was rose

I was taking sips of it through my nose

And I wish I could get back there

Someplace back there, in the place we used to start

I want something else

Third Eye Blind, “Semi Charmed Life”

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I just love that guy–what a hottie 🙂 I saw Spiderman2 Tuesday night with Frank and it was soooo good–even better than the first one.

Frank and I have discussed this (and so have Kelly and I–as a matter of fact, I give her all the credit for most of my thoughts on this), and I think the reason why Spiderman is the best super hero is because his story is about the decision to be great and the conflict surrounding the decision. Even the bad guys have the same decisions and that is what the story is all about–not their powers and the fight scenes, but that conflict and every day, self-sacrificing heroes.

Anyway, he’s my favorite. 🙂

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Happy 4th!

Well, it was the nation’s birthday–hurrah for us!

On a sad note, July 5th was the 1 yr anniversary of my grandpa’s death. I feel, in some ways, like he has been gone for longer than a year since so much has happened in that time.

Tonight, FK and I are going to go see Spiderman2–hurrah!

So yes, up, down, up, down–life is a roller coaster.

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… says my husband this morning. “First, what is it that you do every morning with one cotton ball and second, why is it you throw it in the toilet and not the trash basket?”

Ah, the mind and workings of chicks are so beyond men. Frank has probably been mystified by my morning rituals for the past 6 mos, but today it has finally occurred to him to ask the important questions that have been on his mind.

So the answer to the first question is quite simple. Every morning I wash my face and then I use a toner that gets rid of any residual dirt. To use the toner, I put some on a cotton ball and rub away. Good times.

The answer to the second question: when I toss the cotton ball in the toilet, I like to watch it puff up. Yep.

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