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Thursday, July 28, 2005


This year I've decided that instead of taking an actual vacation, I will take several mini-vacations.

I don't know what some of them will be but the first happened on Tuesday.

My younger sisters and I took a day trip to Paramount's Kings Island. We had a great time except for the fact that we went in the middle of the heat wave. We didn't have long just until 3pm central time. We pretty much stayed in one area of the park. So we could get in as much ride time as possible and very little walk time. We hit most of the newest attractions such as: Face Off, Drop Zone, Italian Job, and some of my old Favorites, Like Flight of Fear. Flight of Fear was hyped up big time when it was opened, and I believe the entire name for the ride was Outer Limits Flight of Fear. It opened up less than ten years ago. The interesting thing about the ride is it is a roller coaster that is totally indoors, oh and on as hot a day as Tuesday was, it was really cool because you get to wait in an air conditioned building for the ride. It's set up like a Flying saucer in a hanger, uh, you know, AREA 51. When my two sister's hadn't been on the ride saw the train take off, the youngest, Jax, had a look on her face like, HOLY CRAP! It was funny, she asked if it went that fast the whole time, of course I said yes. After the ride she said it was the ride that was the scariest for her. My favorite is the roller coaster, I love the trill and the death defying stuff. The great thing is none of my sisters could tell when I was scared or not, I'm a screamer, I scream from the time the ride takes off to when we pull back into get off. Hah! Well a good time was had by all.

My next trip, most likely will be to see the Monroeville Mall in Pennsylvania. Now if you think that sounds silly, you must not know what it is. Anyone that's been reading my blog knows I'm a huge zombie movie fan. My favorite is the origional version of "Dawn of the Dead," which was filmed in an actual mall. That is correct, I will be visiting the mall the movie was filmed in. I know it doesn't look the same, the Ice Skating rink is gone, all that stuff, but, I will be there. That's the cool thing. I also understand that taking pictures inside the mall is against some unspoken rule in the mall, but that will be okay with me, as long as I get a shot of myself outside, which I am told looks very much the same. I will be taking this trip with one of my sisters who is also a big fan of the film. We thought it only proper to share the experience with someone who would truly enjoy it instead of going with people who wouldn't care.

Uh, it's almost time for Big Brother 6 and it's getting really good, I mean that Eric guy looked like he was going to kill somebody on Saturday's episode, I hope he gets voted out........

Oh, and the "Rent" trailer if available for viewing...Yeah!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The Red Planet is about to be spectacular!

This was in my e-mail, I thought it was interesting information:

The Red Planet is about to be spectacular! This month and next,
Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in
the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next
time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's
gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be
certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the Last 5,000

The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to
within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the
brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9
and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power

Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Mars
will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August it will rise in the
east at 10p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will
rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m.
That's pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen
in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August
to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the
Share this with your children and grandchildren. NO ONE ALIVE

Be looking.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Should have gone to the Zoo on Saturday.

I had the opportunity to go to the Indianapolis Zoo on Saturday, but I did not go, I kind of slept in and by the time I got up I had time to get there, but not to dress in outside clothes. I'm not one to go to the zoo in my sleep wear.

Apparently my younger sister made a comment about not liking emu's. I can see why, I've never liked them much myself, but that doesn't mean I'm happy to hear that Sunday morning a pack of wild dogs, not the wild dogs from the zoo mind you, but wild dogs from off the street, including two black swans, three magpie geese and three emus. Emus are flightless, and zoo officials said the others had had their wings clipped so they could not fly. Police arrived and used shotguns to kill four -- three male Labrador-chow mixes and a female terrier mix -- after efforts to corral them failed. An adult male pit bull was captured with a wire noose, and a sixth dog had not yet been captured late Sunday.

Uh, the owners should they come forward face a hefty fine, but if they were my dogs, boy would my face be red.

Anyway, poor birdies.

Shark Week and Mythbusters

Ahh, it's like Christmas and my birthday and Halloween all rolled up into one! Two of my favorite things combined. I will write more on this later, after I see more....

Friday, July 15, 2005

Handstands & the President

Thursday started out normal. I knew the President was coming, but not about the 900 people who were going to stand on their heads on the circle. Yeah, 900 people only it wasn't 900, it was 1072 people. They are hoping to set a world record and get into the Guinness Book of World Records. They weren't just from Indianapolis, they were from all over the country.

When someone said I wouldn't be able to drive around downtown yesterday, I couldn't figure out why. I was like that is so weird that the President is coming and by some strange coincidence they are closing the streets. Then I realized, duh, they are closing these streets because of the President. Why did he come here of all places? Well I should think it would be obvious, he was a speaker at the Black Expo luncheon yesterday. Because he would be the first person I would think of to speak at such an event. NOT!

Thursday, July 14, 2005


How many times did I nearly die yesterday?
I'd say about as many as any other day. I actually count how many some days. You know, the cars that pull out that shouldn't have that you nearly hit because they were too impatient to wait 2 seconds. Or the cars that want to be in your lane only to turn immediately after cutting you off. I hate people sometimes. They are in too much of a hurry to get places sometimes and I'd rather get somewhere than sit in my car behind some dude going too slow too but people cutting in on top of that really brings out my road rage. So much that I have to get in the next lane and speed up to get around them giving them a good fist shaking on the way. Or sometimes I give them the glare.
The other thing I've noticed lately is the bicycle riders who don't seem to know that there are laws they should be abiding by too. The traffic laws are not just limited to cars. Bicycles are included. And yet they think they can cross when they want when I'm coming down the street towards them when I have the light? Hah! Or ride against traffic, or on the side walk? The sidewalk thing is because I was walking downtown the other day and had to move because of a bicycle nearly running me down.

So anyway, I probably nearly died in 5 firey car crashes yesterday and mowed down about 10 bicyclers.

Monday, July 11, 2005

It Should Happen To You

I watched It Should Happen to You this weekend. It starred Judy Holiday and Jack Lemon. It is about a woman who loses her modeling job and meets a filmmaker in Central Park, Jack Lemon only in the movie his name is Pete. She's always wanted to be somebody so she scrapes together enough money to buy a place on an advertising billboard. Of course a real ad agency wants the spot and they wind up giving her more 10 billboards for the one.
It struck me how relevant the movie is still today. You still have people who just want to be famous, just want to be popular. In this movie people who had seen the billboards new her name and that's all it took. They didn't know who she was, what she did, why she was famous, they just knew her name. So they all flocked around her to get her autograph.
It really is a great movie, it's funny and sweet, a true classic.

Just thought I'd share.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005


I'm not going to answer my own question here until I get some answers and this isn't about me....

But say you have a boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband, whatever fits whoever you are, you've been dating for a while and then they accuse you of cheating on them, but you haven't given them any reason to think so, far from it, what do you do?

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Independance Day

What did I do for the long weekend? Well, I could give you the whole boring run down. But mostly I spent the entire weekend at my boyfriend's house because I didn't have to work at all all weekend! Yeah! So Friday night we had crab legs which for some bizarre reason did not send his cats into hysterics. Saturday we did some driving around, a little walking, ran some errands...And then just basically chilled out. Sunday we just hung around the house and he had taped the mini-series that is still on-going on TNT "Into The West" so we watched the first 3 episodes that have aired. Why not watch something about where this country came from. Yesterday we watched some of the Twilight Zone marathon on Sci-Fi. What fun was that? Then of course we went to Noblesville High School. This is we wanted to see Jennie Devoe play. Jennie Devoe is a local artist whom I've been a fan of ever since I first saw her at Lilith Fair. Go here to learn about her Jennie Devoe. She was totally awesome, as always. I was very happy to hear she is releasing her first album to be available nationwide. This would be her 4th album, the third being live performances. She could have been big a while ago but she's about the music, not the money. Anyway, after her performance was the fireworks which were also awesome. I had a great time. Feel free to share your July 4th experiences, or not...