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Friday, July 21, 2006

Blogger stats are coooool

I spend way too much time on the website that tells me where ya'll are from. I think it is so cool to see that people from Italy and Sweden come to read my page, even if if it is in the hopes of finding nudie pictures of Wentworth Miller. (But hell, if you do find those, send them my way!) I have a huge contigency of people reading me in England. Hi Brits!! (By huge, I mean 3 or 4.) I linked myself to www.DCblogs.com/live and that has brought in some new people to witness my wild pontificating. But I still believe that if Suri Cruise is real, she is the offspring of old L. Ron Hubbard sperm. Ew.
But you know what is crazy? After all the crazy wine-infused blogging courtesy of me and Marci, I don't really get a bunch of random hits. (I did get a couple a long time ago for "boobes" which is Marci's drunken way of spelling boobs. But I feel sad for the people looking for boobes, 'cause they won't really find them on my page.)
You people come here on purpose. I like that. I like you guys. So, I might start a new project on top of my "Today in History" and the alphabet series. I might start the "Bug Fan of the Moment" entry. That would entail me going over the history of the hits on my blog and say I get a couple from Silver Spring, MD, or say a ton of hits from someone that works at Verizon, I will do an entry on Silver Spring or Verizon. Fun, huh? Ok, probably not. I am way too lazy for that.

Ooh, I just got a hit from Dubai!

I'll just sit here with you

I was just in the bathroom washing my hands, when a co-worker came in, went into a stall and started to talk to me. I hate that. So weird to speak when you know someone is half naked and emitting fluids from their body. That, however, is not the point of my entry today. She was talking to me about a friend of her's who is dying of pancreatic cancer. She lives on the west coast. I asked if she was going to visit her and she said no. She was saving her money for the funeral, but would call her a few times a week and also send care packages.
I got to wondering what I would do in her situation. I think I would rather be there now, though my friend was probably suffering terribly. I think I would want that chance to be together, to reminisce, to create new memories. I think I would rather be there for her while she was still around because once someone is gone, you can't get that back.

What day is it today?

At the end of yesterday I kept telling people to have a great weekend... I will call them over the weekend... Stuff like that, because I believed it was Friday. Friday!But it was not Friday, was it? No. It was Thursday. So I told my boss that if I did not show up to work on Friday (today), it was because I thought yesterday was Friday.
Last week I woke up on Sunday at 9:30 am. I rolled over and looked at my clock and thought crap! Am I late for work? What day is it? What did I do yesterday? But I did not move from the comfort of my bed until I was certain that I was not late for work, that it was still the weekend.
I guess what I am trying to say is that I need a big clock that tells me the day, or something.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Let's chat

I had written this whole long thing on dating and anticipation fireworks... (You know, when you are just dying for that special someone to give you a kiss.) But then I realized I don't want people telling me what I am doing wrong with my life and how to do it better. So, while it was brilliantly crafted, you won't get to read it.

Instead, we will discuss... Um. I've got nothing today! I watched several hours of Chinese history last night and believe myself to have a grasp of why China became a communist country. It makes a lot of sense when you consider what all was going on there then. I would never have thought that it would be as interesting as it is. Maybe I should stop whining about this class?

I also fell asleep on my couch for a bit, and therefore missed my opportunity to see a movie with some great people I would like to get to know better, and also missed the chance to eat food off of my neighbor's grill. Damn vortex sofa! AND I have yet to clean my nasty bathroom. Bah!

So tonight I shall steer clear of the yellow sleep monster and instead dole out baseball tickets for the CUBBIES whilst enjoying friendly company and even friendlier booze. Shortly thereafter, I will dine with my very best. Pictures may follow.

Sorry to be so dull today. Buggie out!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I'm crabby

I guess I should head off to Maryland. Isn't it funny that Virginia is for Lovers, but Maryland has crabs? Do the two go hand in hand?
There is a restaurant in Annapolis with picnic tables and brown paper tablecloths. They give you a mallet and a pail of crabs and let you have at it. It is the best place to be on a Saturday afternoon in the summer, covered in Old Bay, listening to the random band that plays whilst you whale away on a dead crustacean.
I went to the Crab House in VA with my family a few years ago, and while we were contemplating which ocean creature to devour, a crab pulled a Sebastian, and tried to scuttle out the front door. They caught him and I may have eaten him, but it was kind of fun to see his attempted escape.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Today in History - July 18

Jeepers, today has been a crazy day for people throughout time.

Nadia Comaneci scored the first perfect 10 in the 1976 Olympics. That reminds me of a plastic surgeon I used to know who would tell me, "Buggie, you are a pretty girl, but I can make you a perfect ten with some slight modifications."

Remember when Senator Ted Kennedy drove his car into a pond and his passenger died? That happened today in 1969.

Rebecca Schaeffer was shot and killed by a psycho fan in 1989. This prompted the first anti-stalking laws. I used to have a stalker. Well, a couple. They were never quite right, but I guess that goes with the territory, eh? This one kid would come into the store I worked in and go all the way to the back and just stare at me. Creepy. Another guy used to follow me around and once he came to my home and knocked on the door. I answered and he asked if I was home. I said no. He asked who I was and I told him I was my sister.

Some guy went crazy in a Californian McDonald's in 1984. He killed 21 people and injured 19 others before being shot and killed by the police. That was the first time I had heard of such madness. Why would you kill people enjoying their Big Macs? People in McDonald's are just hanging out, maybe having a hankering for some of the tasty french fries. Truly, McDonald's has the best french fries. (Except I hate how the grease coats the roof of my mouth.) You know, I have never had a Big Mac.

And Kobe Bryant was charged with what would inevitably cost him a really big diamond today in 2003.

Happy Birthday to: Vin Diesel. (I saw parts of xXx the other day. Thanks again for making that.), Kristen Bell. (When does the next season of Veronica Mars start? I hate the lack of summer programming.), Torii Hunter (Go Twins- that's for Marci), and Joe Torre. (I dreamed he was the principal of my high school once. Strange. I know.)

FYI: Today is World Kissing Day. Get out there and git to work! Lips are free all day.

Welcome to Club Church!

I was at my church council meeting yesterday and the discussion was how to get more young people to join the church. My only thought was get some hot girls in there. Boys will follow. And if the girls are nice in addition to being pretty, it will make other girls come, because nice, pretty girls make other girls feel more beautiful.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Buggie's beauty corner

I am going to tell you of some of my favorite beauty products. Lucky!


  • Mascara: I have been on the hunt for the best mascara since I first bought that little green and pink container from Maybelline. It is not the best, but if you have pretty, naturally long and curled eyelashes, it will work just fine. I have tried Lancome, Chanel, Shiseido, Dior, Benefit, Vincent Longo, Paula Dorf.... Well hell, you name it, I've tried it. The important thing to know about my eyelashes is that they are straight. Really straight. And stubborn. Hmm, kind of like me. I curl them with my Shu Uemura eyelash curler and they are beautiful. But if I put any of the aforementioned masacaras on my lashes, they are straight again. Sucks! The only mascara I have found that keeps my curl is Shu Uemura's basic mascara. Don't believe the curling mascara crap. It is not true. If your eyelashes are like mine, buy this.
  • Let's go shop at Origins for a moment. This may be the best store in the world. They have a pumice stone that does not crumble. Everyone should have one of these in their shower to attack the skank that is called foot. Since having one, my feet are soft and supple. Mm, hmm. Seriously, though.. Best pumice stone I have ever come across. Also, Origins is home to the most yummy scented lotions and soaps. I really love the Ginger Bar. It is the hugest bar of soap you will ever see! Their whipped body cream will keep your skin soft all day. Also, I recently tried their "No Deposit shampoo" which is a clarifying shampoo and topped that off with "Rich Rewards" conditioning treatment, and my tresses have never been so glorious. Wow, I really love Origins. They have great stuff. You can do no wrong there. (Can't think of a great gift? Go to Origins. Everyone likes that stuff. I even got my ex hooked on it. And Jen gave me some great stuff for my birthday!)
  • The prettiest toenail color is by OPI, called "I'm not really a waitress".But some of their best names are: "Miso Happy with this Color" and "Don't Wine, Yukon Do it". They even have one called "Mrs. O'Leary's BBQ, which ain't right. It's funny, but not right. I want to name nail polish for OPI.
  • By now I am sure everyone knows how great MAC's Studiofix and Spice lip liner are, right? Keep in mind that Whirl is a great lip liner, too.
  • Fresh has the best hand cream. It costs a half million dollars, but makes skin so soft and has the best scent I have ever come across. And while we are shopping at Fresh, here are my directions for a great at home facial with Fresh products.

Wash your face with your regular cleanser and splash clean with water. Dry your face and then spray it with Rose Marigold Floral Water. Apply the Sugar Face Polish to your face and exfoliate gently. Place two chamomile teabags in a big bowl with hot water and steam your face for 3 minutes. (Yes, with the sugar scrub on your face.) Wash the scrub off and respray your face with the floral water. (This keeps your skins nice and hydrated.) Then apply the Umbrian Clay Face treatment. You can either use the Umbrian Clay Treatment Bar, or the Umbrian Clay Face Treatment. (Marci has the bar and she says it lasts forever! Plus, you can use it as a spot treatment.) Leave the clay treatment on your face for 5 minutes, and wash off. Again, spray your face with the floral water. Next comes the Rose Face Mask. Leave this on for ten minutes. This stuff is great because it really rehydrates your skin, especially after the clay treatment sucked out all the yuck. Marci likes to put the rose mask on top of the clay mask. I say, try both ways and see what works better for ya. Wash the rose mask off. Spray again with the floral water, apply afantastic moisturizer. I like the Night Essential enriched moisturizer from Shiseido. Then spend the rest of your day relaxing, eating popsicles on the couch watching the Family Guy.

Ok, I am spent, and I probably lost all three of my male readers.

BU

I am reading articles about how my school, Boston University, deflates grades. One article states that it is easier to get an A at Harvard than a B at BU. That's crazy. An article in the New York Times states that BU is trying to maintain a high standard. Unfortunately, other schools don't have the same standards and this makes BU students look like they are not as intelligent as students from other colleges.
This may not seem that interesting to you, but it sure is to me. I have been busting my butt and that B+ I got in American History still ticks me off. But if BU deflates grades? Then my A, A-, B+, A- and A are not looking so shabby. But how do I tell Dartmouth what BU is doing?

Sunday, July 16, 2006

My latest bedfellow..



















When I was a little bug, I was terrified of this book. My mother thought this was hilarious. I used to scream every time I saw it.
I found the book recently in my mom's library and had to laugh at the fact that someone had drawn mustaches on some of the monsters. When we were in Boston a few weeks ago, my mother came to me where I was standing in line to get tour tickets with a great humored smile upon her face. She told me she saw something in the museum store that she needed to get for me, but she wanted me to see it first. So off we went, tour tickets in hand, to see this thing that apparently amused her so. She had to buy me a stuffed animal. She bought me Bernard. He sleeps in my bed with me now. I am not afraid of where the wild things are anymore. He keeps me safe.