Ah Bugger

The vapid utterings of a neurotic mind.

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

I got a new desk

Isn't it fantastic?

Friday, March 10, 2006

The Winners

The Snarkademy Award winners:

Dave was the big winner of the picks. He apparently did not want the prize. I had to chase him down. Hmm, maybe he just did not want photographic proof that he knows me. But you DO know me, fool! And ya lurrve me.
Brian, my movie partner, won for best accessories as he came with a cowboy hat and crunked out teeth. The bling cell phone sold it. Yay, crunked out teeth. (No, he is not wearing them here... tee hee)

Honorable mentions go to:

Marci: Most shocking (Paparazzi) She won Aftershock Liquor.

Rachel: sweetest (Brokeback Mountain. She wore a cowboy hat and stolen cowboy boots. Hmm, that's not so sweet, Rachel:) She won a bag of Ghirardelli chocolates.
Here she is with Angel and their goodie bags.

Nick: most rocking. (Johnny Cash) He won a bag of pop rocks.

Least amount of correct Oscar picks
David: He won two blow pops.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I'm smarter in English

I went to Germany in November.
Now, while I have spoken German all of my life, being in the States helps me to lose a lot of vocabulary. I speak to my mum and to people at my church, yet that does not bolster the language as much as if I was, oh I dunno, actually speaking German every day. Besides my mom lets me get away with Engrish. Like in the email I sent her recently: German, German, German, "Actions have consequences" German, German, German. (Because I did not know how to say that in German.)
The first two days in Germany involved me saying a lot of things like "what does that mean?" and "huh?". After a few days of being immersed, I was much more comfortable in speaking. It's just the slang that loses me.
But let me give an example of how I speak German when I am not certain of the words...
Me: It's like that animal with the horns? You know, a male cow.. in a china store.
Them: A Bull?
Me: Seriously? It's bull in German, too? I totally knew that. Shameful.
Let me tell you how frustrating it is to not have a strong grasp of a language! I kept looking at my friends and thinking, I am really not this dumb. You should hear me speak English. I am really smart in English.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Oscar Picks

Actor -- Leading: My pick Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was so consistant in this role and truly seemed to capture all of Capote's Nuances.
Actress -- Leading: I did not get to see all of this films, so I am going to go with Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line, though I do believe Felicity Huffman will get it if not Reese.
Actor -- Supporting: George Clooney for Syriana. I did not see Syriana but he seems like a strong contender. If not him, my second choice is Matt Dillon.
Actress -- Supporting: Frances McDormand. She is fantastic. But second for me here would be Rachel Weisz.
Best Picture: I am hoping Crash will win. It is the only film nominated that is not a period piece. Plus, I think they tackled a difficult subject unflinchingly and made it good. I loved that flick.
Documentary Feature: March of the Penguins
I am bored with this. No more picks. Wish me luck so's I can keep Walk the Line.

prepping for the 2006 Snarkademy Awards

So I am having a few people over to watch the Oscars and maybe got a little carried away with preparations for the 5 people that responded yes to my evite. You can say you saw it first, here!

The most important aspect of any party... THE BAR!
My bar includes:
  • Margaritas
  • 5 vodkas: Cranberry, Lime, Cherry, Grapefruit and Grey Goose.
  • Bacardi
  • Lemoncello martinis
  • Beer (In the blue cooler thingy)
  • Smirnoff ice Raspberry (Also in cooler)
  • And desperate for Bloody Mary people (Angel) can have those if they so choose. But I do not have celery, for I hate celery.

A bit overkill for 6 people, doncha think? (Not if you know Marci.)

Please don't judge me on the contents of the shelves behind THE BAR. I have good reasons for all of those films and things. I really do.

Any good Oscar party has Swag bags. These are mine. (So logic dictates that my party is gonna be good!)

The bags contain:

  • kiddie party sunglasses because all stars need their shades!
  • Kleenex tissues for the inspiring speeches. (Don't forget to thank your spouses!)
  • Star Crunch from L'il Debbie. Get it? STAR crunch. I ate a bunch of those yesterday. Still as good as they were 20 years ago. (Damn, 20 years, really?)
  • Star ornament because it is pretty.
  • Jones Soda in Berry lemonade because new stuff is always in swag bags to publicize it.
  • Mini popcorn bag (Act II). Do I really need to say why? C'mon!
  • Colored stars like we got for doing good stuff when we were little. Cause they are cool.
  • MADD ribbon because I am supplying a lot of booze and I want everyone safe. Besides every goodie bag always has some flyer or something from some do-good organization.

The Prizes:

The person who gets the most Oscar picks right wins a DVD of Walk the Line. The person who gets the least will get the two Super Blow Pops.

I wanted people to come wearing some sort of prop that is inspired by a nominated film. Best one there gets Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" novel. The sweetest accessory gets a bag of Ghirardelli chocolates. The most rocking gets Pop Rocks. (Don't eat 'em with soda pop!) The most shocking will receive a teeny bottle of After Shock Liquor. Yuck.

If no one come accessorized, I WIN!

My Oscar picks coming up before 5pm.

People who should send me free stuff:

  1. Kleenex
  2. Jones Soda
  3. Pop Rocks
  4. After Shock liquor
  5. Truman Capote
  6. Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix
  7. Act II popocorn
  8. Little Debbie
  9. MADD
  10. Ghirardelli
  11. Blow Pops
  12. Grey Goose
  13. Any vodka maker.
  14. You, for getting to read this. Email me, I will send you an address to ship stuff to.