Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Notes from today...

I'm winding down a VERY busy day and trying to get my brain to slow down...please excuse the drivel that follows here.

Today I received my birthday present to me (I'm so happy!) in the form of shiny, red, new luggage. Mmmmm.... I figure it's about time, at the soon-to-be-age of 27, for me to pony up and get some of my own. The price was awesome...I have a trip coming up...it made sense. SO, fresh off the UPS truck and out of the box, I'm reveling in the 'new' smell.

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Part of me wonders how long I can feel like I'm drowning at work. It's gotten to the doldrums point where I've been stuck in the workload mire for awhile and there really doesn't seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Today consisted of hustled meeting after tangled review after rushed problem after harried phone call after frantic email. I got home and basically crashed. Tonight's treat was a walk around the neighborhood while listening to Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! NPR is one of my nerdy pleasures. I want Carl Kasell's voice on my home answering machine.

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I'm watching Parenthood (a new NBC show), and one of the main characters broke up with up her quasi-boyfriend. Besides the fact that it was a painfully awkward moment, Lauren Graham used the phrase, "You're nice..." The guy responded, "Nice...? Oh wow..." Aha! Spot on! It's always been my philosophy that if the only term you can use to describe a man is "nice," he's probably a boring person with a flat personality. But he's...*nice*. Does this same reasoning work for how guys think about girls as well? I guess nice guys really do finish last...


Blogger Mona said...

"Nice" is a stupid word.

It should really translate to "blah."

March 17, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Blogger Raymond said...

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March 22, 2010 at 4:03 AM

Blogger Raymond said...

I think it depends on the context. I would certainly like to marry a woman who is nice, someone pleasant, kind, affable. When used in that regard, nice is great.

On the other hand, being told you are nice during a break-up really sucks. Or, when you are the nice guy a girl goes to to talk about the jerk she is in love with. "Yes, you can cry on my shoulder. I am the nice guy after all."

March 22, 2010 at 4:06 AM

Blogger Lisa Lou said...

Annie! I'm excited to find/read your blog - thanks to good ole' FB.
Also, I really want Carl Kassel's voice as well. For my phone. Not for my speaking voice. That would be wierd.

April 2, 2010 at 5:14 PM


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