I need to bitch about the snow for a minute. I mean really...it's not even January yet and we've had so much snow already.
We had over a foot of snow, which then proceeded to melt, just so it could snow another six inches the next day. It snowed another five yesterday...we're supposed to get another ten tomorrow night into Friday. My commute home after the hockey game Friday night should be lovely.
We're then supposed to get another "significant" amount on Sunday into Monday and now the beautiful clear forecast they had for Christmas Eve, the one I was counting on so I could drive home without incident...is now another snow maker in the forecast for Tuesday into Wednesday. It's just not stopping. STOP!
And when will Friday Night Lights be online. I need to watch it now, I'm so damn impatient.
Where exactly has the summer gone? I was looking at the calendar today, attempting figure out my schedule for the next month and a half and it occurred to me that we're halfway into July. I don't like getting older, it seems like time passes so much faster. I don't even have a tan yet, that's just uncalled for, it's been gorgeous all summer...I may have to invest some time on the beach in the next couple weeks.
So I'm not going to the wedding in Jamaica...mainly because it's just way too much to spend on the trip when you're going to be down there for only like four days and I'm not even going to be in the resort where the wedding would be taking place. So the whole reason I'm going down there is to be with her since I was going to be in the wedding, but if I were to stay at Sandals (it's a couple's resort) I'd have to pay double for the room, because I'm a single. So it would cost me close to 2,000 dollars for a four day trip. I love her and I really really wish I could be there, but that's too much. So now I feel like I must over compensate for me not being there, so I want to get her a great gift, but I'm not sure what to get. What do you get a friend for their wedding, I'll do the whole registry thing but I want to get her something else too, something meaningful. I don't know what that is yet.
Look at Christina's baby bump, she's even being nice and pointing it out for us. I hope she has a girl, I desperately wanted Britney to have a girl, but now I think that it was best she stuck to boys...can you imagine what her daughter would be wearing, lol. She still hasn't confirmed, but how can she deny it for much longer, it's pretty obvious.
The cottage is coming along, when I was up there last weekend we had two people come by to say they'd seen it from the lake on their boats and that it really stood out. I can imagine it does, there's a lot of new construction going on but none of the cottages are as close to the lake as ours are and it's a lot more isolated. My favorite part is the view from the second floor, it'll be awesome to wake up and see that view in the morning, I love the sunrise up there.
I need to watch the E! THS: MMC. I caught about ten minutes of it, probably the only ten minutes that really even mentioned JC but I'd like to see all of it. Tony looked like the damn mountain man, I know he's cut his hair and shaved since he did that interview, but wow. And I loved his reaction to the younger MMCers when they were cast and how they looked up to JC and Tony...it pretty much reminded me of every baby!JuC story I've ever read where Justin just wants to be/with JC when he was in MMC.
JC's single is up to 86, I honestly don't know whether that's good or not. But I'm trying to stay positive about this thing and it's only on something like 13 stations and it's moving up steadily and fairly quickly. If Jive did infact send the single out to ALL the radio stations (well top 40 and AC stations) in the US then it should really take off in the next couple weeks...IF, and that's a huge if, Jive actually gets behind this song.
I finally took a picture of my new Jeep, I need to get a digital camera. My parents have a really nice one...ignore the fact that our house's driveway looks like a parking lot:
And after talking about actually tearing down the cottage for a good couple years it finally happened. I'm going to get all sentimental about it. I've known nothing else but that old white cottage. It's always been there, every summer, always the same...strong and steady, but old, really really old. There are two cottages, and you would think that the other cottage would mean more to me because my great grandfather built that one with his own two hands, but we always spent our summers in the other cottage next door, and it'll never be there again. :(
On the plus side they've already got the foundation down for the new house that's being built...it's gonna be really nice, I can't wait...but I'll miss the old place.
I had a startling realization today, while nursing an awful hangover...I didn't think I drank that much last night, but half the night on my bathroom floor would say otherwise...anyway I'm watching the Tiger game and realized I'd totally read Tiger player slash. Blame it on the dehydration or the fact that I may be slightly delirious but I'd totally read it.
It could only be a select few, some Justin/Nate fic, I'm all about that. This is startling to me because I've NEVER read anything but *NSYNC related slash or fan fiction in general. Some crossover JC and Justin/Nate...now that would be entertaining. I may have to write this.
I've seen some JC month posts (is it JC month?) so I stole this from leosangel via musiquedevie to get to know more about my fellow JC fan's on my friends list:
The JC Chasez Friending Meme!
To kick off JC month this year in LJ-land, I thought a friending meme would be an awesome way to meet other JC fans! :-)
Instructions Fill out the survey, copy it & post it as a comment here. Then view the comments and 'friend' a fellow fan at will. :-)
The meme is an excellent way to meet more Chasez fans! Most importantly, pimp this post like JC set free during NYC Fashion Week! That way it's the more, the merrier. ;-)
Name: Age: Location: How long have you been fan of JC's & how did you become one?: Favorite JC song(s): What's your fave thing about JC?: Other fandoms you're into: Something totally random about yourself: Pimp something out you like (on lj, whatever...): Because yes...:
We made it to game 7. It's tomorrow. People expect me to go, tomorrow's my birthday and I have to drive home really early on Friday morning to do the whole buying/turning in my leased car. If I go to watch game seven I probably won't be home until around 2 in the morning. What to do, what to do?
Still don't know what to do about the car. Every review I read about any car that I may potentially want scare the shit out of me. Even reading the reviews of the Liberty scare me. What if I get a lemon?
What's up with JJB, it was being weird earlier and now I just can't get on at all. Is it just me?
Why did I stop watching LOST, I'm ironically pretty lost trying to watch this finale.
So no brawl with the padre. But I think I have decided that I'm either going to lease a Liberty for two years, only because they can get me in to one for under 200 dollars a month. Or I'm going to buy a car. What kind of car, not sure. I've always really liked the Jetta, my parents have one, I like the way it looks, it's dependable and I can get a discount because my step-aunt works for Volkswagen out in Oregon. It's sad that I won't be buying an American car...but I just don't really trust them. That's kind of sacrilege to even mutter coming from a family that's always had a hand in the American auto industry, who in Detroit doesn't really? My grandfather would be rolling over in his grave...why not a Ford? But he was German and Volkswagen is a German company, so maybe I can get away with it.
So my internship continues to motor on, which also means that I still have not found out about the part time job with the organization that I want. The assistant GM won't be speaking with the GM until the end of the season, which no matter what will be on either Tuesday or Thursday (games six and seven). I can't believe we're in the finals. We're all tied up 2-2, there was a serious brawl tonight at the game, topped off with the goalies attempting to fight one another. I missed all the action because of course with my luck I had to go and get the players their food from Bravo! because they were leaving for the road game tommorow right after the game. Let me tell you, carrying food for 25 grown men, 25 hungry hockey players...not an easy task.
JC where are you? I see that the single has been added to a few stations and it got an overwhelming reponse on that station in Ontario. So it's slowly making it's way out there. I guess next weekend would be the walking the runway thing he's doing.
Memorial day and my birthday are fast approaching, I've reached the age where the only good thing about my birthday is the cash I'll get from the family and actually having a reason to go out and get sloppy drunk. I guess the only birthday I really still have to look forward to is 25, at least my car insurance will drop then, lol. 23 is a good number...hopefully it's a good year.
He calls me today out of the blue (we don't talk that often) sounding all confrontational and wanting to know what's going on with my car and what am I going to do now that my lease is up. So I explain to him that I went to the dealership yesterday test drove the Patriot got the lease prices on the Patriot and the Liberty. He pretty much lets me know that leasing isn't acceptable, it's too expensive, I should buy a car. I explain to him that I'm not ready to make such a huge decision like buying a car that I'm going to have for god knows how long.
I'm still in school I will be until December at least, I don't know where I'm going to be living next year, I don't know what I'm going to be doing. Why am I going to buy a car that I'm not even sure I'm going to need at this time next year, at least if I'm leasing I can be stuck with that car for an extra year than I need it and then it's done.
And who is he to tell me what I can and can not do with MY money. And it's not even like he's suggesting that I not lease a car, he's telling me I'm not going to.
This week has flown by, I can't believe we're already into the second week of May. My birthday is in 14 days. For some reason turning 23 is really scaring me, I don't know what it is but it's been bothering me that I'm turning 23.
I'm still unemployed but the assistant GM hasn't had a chance to talk to the GM of the team about new positions for the offseason and fall because the team is still playing. A lot of the hockey club staff went up to the game last night including myself. I don't generally do game sevens (too much pressure, too many nerves) but I was 3-0 this series so I was threatened by the PR Director/Broadcaster and even the freaking coach of the team that if I didn't drive up to see them play and they lost I'd be without a job, I only think they were half kidding. So we ended up winning in some pretty dramatic fashion, scoring to take a 3-2 lead with 18 seconds left, pretty sweet to be there. I thought I might not make it out of the arena alive though.
My Jeep is due to be turned in in less than 20 days and I have yet to test drive any potential replacements, starting to get a little anxious about that. But, I know that I want another Jeep and there are only three Jeeps that are in my price range, the Liberty (again), Compass or the Patriot. The other dilemma is that it's due back on a Sunday over Memorial Day weekend, I might be going home that weekend for my birthday...so do I turn the car in here or drive home and have my parents help me with the leasing process with the new car?
I had this odd feeling for awhile that someone was just playing some big joke on the JC fandom by adding JC's name to the list of actors on the Dead of Winter movie. But now that I've seen him listed on Variety.com as one of the actors it seems pretty definite. It's kind of odd to think about, JC in a movie. I have some obvious requests of what I'd like to see:
1) JC not killed in the first five minutes of the movie, don't make him the Drew Barrymore please. 2) JC in various states of undress, maybe a love scene...hey thrillers and scary movies often have love scenes. 3) He has more than one line in the damn movie, don't get me excited about this to see him in the background for 2 hours (unless he's shirtless for those two hours). 4) No torture scenes, if there's anything I can't stomach it's torture scenes in a scary movie...JC being tortured, couldn't watch it. 5) If this thing goes straight to DVD make it snappy, I don't want to have to wait a long time for this thing, the JC fandom waits enough as it is, give us a break.
Oh, oh, oh...Friday Night Lights potential renewal will be announced on Monday *crosses fingers* also saw some considerations for Emmy noms and I definitely saw Kyle Chandler, Connie and FNL in there.
I feel like I need a day off after being on vacation for three.
I don't know if you can really call going to the Kentucky Derby a vacation, there was nothing relaxing about this weekend. And after driving from Louisville to Chicago then back home today I'm about ready to fall over. My feet will never forgive me for 9 hours standing in heels, they may permanently be ruined. I will never be able to drink another mint julep, because while that's not what made me pretty drunk it did contribute and it didn't taste nearly as good coming back up...I swear I wasn't that wasted, I'm claiming food poisoning, damn that hot dog.
I took some pictures and whenever I get around to developing them I hope that the Joey picture came out, but by the time I realized he was walking by it was kind of the side of his head, lol...oh well, I tried. And I joked about seeing Larry Birkhead, but I actually did...he had the biggest entourage of any celebrity (is he a celebrity?) how sad is that.
Must shower, sleep and nurse the sunburn, tomorrow will be no better, class from 10-5 then the intern thing from 6-10, I want to call in sick or just not leave my bed at all. Going to fall over.
So I'm heading out to the Kentucky Derby today, I'm really excited about it, I've been to Churchill Downs a few times but for opening days not the Derby. It's going to be a long day but it'll be worth it. I know that this thing tends to draw a lot of celebrities, but if they're not in the infield I'm probably not gonna see 'em. But I've heard that Joey and Kym are going to be there as well as Apolo/Julianne. And the Queen, I'd take Prince William over the Queen, oh well. I'll probably have a better shot of running into someone famous downtown when we go out on Friday night, with my luck the only person I'll see is Larry Birkhead. I'm actually more excited about the potential run in's I might have with some of my favorite sports casters/stations, all of my favorite sports shows always send out people to the Derby and the infield...Best Damn Sports Show, Mike & Mike will be there reporting live tomorrow...I want to meet them all!
I keep hearing and seeing stuff that indicates that this movie that JC is listed as being in actually exists. The cast has been updated (Kelly Carlson/Nip Tuck I love you!) and one of the cast members that's listed said in an interview that he would be starting filming Dead of Night in the near future. Is he actually going to be in this thing, I know there's a few people trying to convince everyone at JJB that anyone can make up this information and it'll be posted on IMDB, maybe that's true. I'm googling the movie daily to see if anything pops up...it's sad when I'm more excited about the possibility of JC in a movie then I am hearing the music at this point, because I'm truly convinced we'll just never get the music. Downer, but oh well, I'm in a downish mood.
We're leading our playoff series 2-1, we need to win on Friday night (the first game I've missed all freaking season) in order to keep the stolen home ice. It'd be sweet if we make it to the finals, regardless I know I have at least one more game to work. Oddly enough the Red Wings are following the same path, they had a sweet win in OT last night...I watched maybe five minutes of the game and somehow managed to catch all three Red Wings goals, usually it's the other way around I'll watch 50 minutes of the game and the ten minutes I miss are the ten minutes that they score all the goals.
With the "new look" Red Wings I don't find myself as emotionally attached to them, but I think I've kind of disconnected myself from them because of their previous early playoff disappointments. But without Yzerman I don't have that gut wrenching feeling if they were to lose. That being said I still could never not love Zetterberg, Lidstrom, Draper, Maltby and Holmer. Tomas Holmstrom is the man, stick to the eye, eye swollen shut, stitches in the eyelid, give him a few games off slap on a visor and he'll get you a key goal in his first game back. He may still not be able to put a full coherent English sentence together (after being in the US for over ten years) but that's part of his charm.
Oh well, here's to meeting celeb's at the Derby. :)
It's finals week, and what do I do instead of studying, I go to Blockbuster and rent all the movies that I've wanted to see but haven't. I know how to be productive.
Children of Men was wonderfully shot, but incredibly depressing, what would happen to the world if we couldn't hear the sound of children's laughter. I wasn't too sure about the ending but toward the end I was bawling over nothing in particular so it must have moved me in some way or another, or it was some serious PMS, one of the two.
We're still going strong in the playoffs, I'm incredibly conflicted about the end of the season, I'm going to miss all of the other interns but I have other things that I need to start spending my weekends doing. I have an interview to have a part time position with the team in the fall, we'll see how that goes.
I'm going to the Kentucky Derby next weekend with Sarah and a few of her friends...so I'll have to drive to Chicago and then we'll go to Kentucky. I'm excited, we always have a Derby party every year but to actually be there is going to be a blast. Her aunt lives like a mile or two from Churchill Downs so it'll be fun.
Where's JC's song, the add date is less than two weeks away now and You Ruined Me still isn't playing anywhere? What's up? Where's it at?
1. IF YOU HAVE SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET THEM? The only really noticeable one is on my knee, someone was wearing a screw in cleet (which aren't allowed) during one of our soccer tournaments, a missed slide tackle later and I was gushing blood.
2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM? A few collages that I made, my autographed Tony Lucca and *NSYNC pictures, pictures with my friends, my Delta Gamma big/little plaques, the hockey season schedule, a few sticky notes (near my desk), a Schizophrenic JC poster, and a tropical sarong hanging over my bed.
3. WHAT DOES YOUR CELL PHONE LOOK LIKE? It's a black camera phone, I don't even know what brand it is, I need a new one.
4. WHAT MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO? Pretty much anything and everything, from *NSYNC to OAR...The Killers to Carrie Underwood.
5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN? Somewhere between 12:45-1:00 a.m.
6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW? A coke slurpee.
7. WHO DO YOU MISS? Sarah, I don't like that she's in Chicago and I can't see her all the time. :(
10. WHAT'S YOUR MIDDLE NAME? Marie, it kind of runs in the family.