Saturday, October 29, 2005

Trick or Treat?

So we all know how Halloween used to be known as all hollows eve and that it was believed to be the night when the boundry between the world of the dead and the living was opened. Did you ever wonder though, how that became trick or treating? A quick visit to The History Channel website and you'll have your answer. You can read up, but the jist of it is that the community decided to give children "treats" so the children didn't given them "tricks". A bribe, in effect, to make children behave like better citizens. Hmmm, much like Christmas if you think about it. Wow, is every holidy just about lulling children into complacency? I feel I may have given up my immortal child soul for a miniature Snickers bar. How very sad. In my next life you're all getting the trick!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

A little nappy-poo

Okay, first the title. My dad calls it that...really he does. He'll go lay down on the coach, turn on golf, and say, "I'm going to take a little nappy-poo." Now, who can blame him, because he is watching golf. Although slightly less boring than baseball, but I digress. Still, it's kinda wierd that he says that because he's actually a very masculine man. He's the GM of a manufacturing plant. He's the authority guy. I can only imagine what his employees would say if they heard him expounding on his nappy-poos. Anyway I took a little nappy-poo today. Although I should know better, because now I won't be able to fall asleep unitl late. Then I'll be tired tomorrow. Then I'll need another nappy-poo. Yes mom, I know! That's what you get. Anyway, it's all very interesting because I technically stopped taking naps when I was three. Which is pretty early for a little kid. When I was little I could never sleep during the day. I was the only kid at the babysitter's who didn't take a nap, and I never could fall asleep during nap time in Kindergarten. Up until high school I could never take a nap at all. Maybe all that lack of sleep caught up with me all of a sudden and I just got REALLY tired. Now though, naps are no problem, except that they are incredibly unproductive and they make it hard to sleep at night. So they aren't a problem to take, but they cause problems. Do other people have these problems?

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


I have a torts paper due tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. Originally I wanted to have it done before fall break started...last Friday. By that time I had barely started. New goal: really hit it hard on Monday. On Monday I worked on it for about an hour and a half. New goal: get up at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday and get started early. I didn't get up until after 10:30 a.m. It is now 10:35 p.m. and I only have a page written. It isn't even a particulary good page. It is going to be a long night. So consider Myth #1 invalidated. Law students are not superachievers. They are pulling the same all-nighters as everyone else. Incidentally I have worked for several attorneys and they were always pulling things together at the last minute. Everyone hates to do what they hate to do and everyone puts it off until the last possible minute. We all put our pants on one leg at a time...well when we have to that is.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Welcome to my World

So everyone has their little idiosyncrasies. On the surface I am very normal (as much as anyone can be "normal" as we say, but thats a different topic for a different day), but as I said we all have our little "quirks" if you will. Mine include liking Harry Potter more than the ordinary person, an unhealthy addiction to teenage agnst based television (Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, The O.C. anyone?), an extremely corny sense of humor, and a tendency to make little references in conversation that others tend not to understand, e.g. A friend says, "Look what that woman is wearing." I reply, "Fashion victim for 400 Alex." It is obvious to me and select others that this is a jepordy reference, but many find these comments confusing, abrupt, and generally out of context.
In addition to all this I am hopelessly boring. I don't party, in the sense that I don't like clubs and I rarely enjoy getting drunk. My idea of a fun Friday night is catching a movie with a friend or hanging out, drinking beer and playing a good game of Texas Hold 'Em. Ocassionally I like to hit a bar, but only to hear a band that doesn't require me to dance and only if the crowd isn't "nut to butt" is my friend Josh is fond of saying, i.e. not too crowded.
Okay folks, heres where I come to the point (in case you were beginning to wonder if there was one). Sometimes I can be a little "different". Friends have been tempted to call me a word that I absolutley despise...wierd. I hate the word wierd. Wierd is for serial killers. I am quirky...not wierd. Hence the name of this blog. I am very firm on this.
To clear up any confusion, a classic example of the difference between wierd and quirky. Quirky is anyone over the age of thirteen going to Barnes and Noble at midnight on July 16 to wait in line for the new Harry Potter book. Wierd is anyone over the age of thirteen going to Barnes and Noble at midnight on July 16 to wait in line for the new Harry Potter book dressed as Dumbledore, complete with robes, flowing white hair and beard, and wand. Quirky is "a little off", wierd is extreme. Now that we are all clear on that, enjoy my world.