Monday, July 30, 2001

Well, I've finally upgraded my music system... I had a cd player and new speakers installed in my car yesterday. I can now hear music when I am driving on the freeway! Woohoo!!! I need to have a mat installed behind the speakers in the door though, because they tend to buzz from the vibration of the music if there's a hint of base.

Well, dad's surgery was friday... don't have much to say about that yet.

A sweet little baby by the name of Kylie has captured the heart of everyone at my house. She is so damn cute, we are all just totally head over heels for her. I've never met a baby who smiled and giggled more, and who was able to entertain themselves for hours on end. She is agreeable and has found her voice, so we listen to her "talk" to her toys, her feet, and to anyone who listens. She is only 5 months old, but is so smart. Just about everyone comments on how intelligent she is.

Anyhoo, that's enough for today; I'll write more later...
Peace Out

Friday, July 27, 2001

My life blows.

...Yep, that pretty much sums it up.

Monday, July 23, 2001

NO BOYS IN THE GIRL'S BATHROOM AND HOT PINK HOT DOG CHUNKS

Wow, what a weekend. I have not had so much fun in a long time. I left work early on Friday, went home and put the finishing touches on packing my car. Kelly and her daughter Kylie (who was 5 months old on Sunday!) pulled up around the same time as Lori, then when Matt came home at 2:30 we all packed up the cars and headed southwest to Copalis Beach (near Ocean Shores). After 4.5 hours (that's right 4.5 hours) we pulled into the Tideland's Resort. Traffic was stop and go from Southcenter Hill to Olympia. I finally relented and allowed Matt to smoke as long as he sat on the window part of the door, so basically his whole self was outside of the car; using the roof of the car like a table top. We got a lot of strange looks but it beat smelling his smoke. :-) We met up with Holly and Jessica at camp and immediately set up camp. We set up my 2-room tent, (I love it) and Jessica's HUGE 10 man tent. We even had a shelter for the picnic table. The first night we drank shots of peppermint schnapps, rum and coke vodka with hawaiian punch. One of us and I won't name names (because they are a bit embarrassed about this) had a bit too much to drink and puked all over the place. We had all brought pillows and air mattresses and blankets; this person not only puked on their pillow; they puked all over someone elses, and on the air mattress and the blankets. I felt so bad; but was laughing my ass off because they had been laying down, asleep when the projectile spewing began. When they sat up one half of their face was covered in hot pink vomit with hot dog chunks; they looked like half person/half beast, and they were mortified. I accompanied them to the bathroom and Lori cleaned up. All the bedding and pillows had to be put outside; luckily we had brought two extra sleeping bags and after everything was cleaned inside the tent they slept on the cold ground using a bag as a pillow. I also felt bad for the other person who had to share the bag as a pillow; because their pillow had been assaulted by the hot pink hot dogs. Of course we were relentless in our teasing for the rest of the weekend, but the "vomiter" took it like a good sport. Ahhh... not like we haven't all been there at one time or another. We ended the night around 2:30am, with lori and I singing dixie chicks songs until we fell asleep.

We started saturday with showers in the DISGUSTING bathrooms, and waited for Heather to arrive. She showed up around 1:00 with her sister Tiffany and her b/f James. We all went into Ocean shores and had lunch, then headed down to the beach. Matt rented a moped while the rest of us wandered up and down the beach checking out surfers. We took turns on the moped before Matt had to take it back, and he got a good laugh out of it; me and lori were absolutely petrified. But it was fun. Sadly, Jess and Holly had to head back to Seattle that night, so the rest of us went back to camp and hung out. We walked down to the beach by our camp site around 7:00 pm because low tide peaked at 8:05; it was a HUGE beach, we could see the water from the highest point at our campsite but it was a good 20 minute walk to get to the waters edge. Plus it was deep sand so it was harder to walk fast. Heather and I along with Matt and James and Tiffany all walked a good mile and a half if not more searching for sand dollars that hadn't been broken by the birds. We all found some, and when we returned to camp we cooked hotdogs and had cocktails. We sat around the campfire and talked for hours; well into the night; about growing up, experiences and life in general. It was at times philosophical and at times comical. Around 1:30 we all were more than ready for bed. Kelly, Lori, Matt and I went to the bathroom to brush our teeth; matt joined us in the girls room; when we emerged the owner of the resort was outside waiting for us; and yelled at us that he was to use the mens room only; what a bitch. It's not 1922 you know; we were in there in the wee hours of the morning brushing our dang teeth; bothering no one, and she totally attacked us. Oh well; we ended the weekend by breaking down camp the next morning un just over an hour and were glad to go home and take a real shower. As Heather so aptly described it; "I feel like I've been rolled in butter". Soap and water here we come!

Tuesday, July 17, 2001

man, I hate being without internet service! I didn't realize how much I used it until we haven't had it for the past week. It Sucks! Anyhoo...

Do you ever feel like your living a scene from a movie? I've had moments where I truly felt like I was living an episode of Seinfeld...but yesterday, I felt more like I was living in "THE TRUMAN SHOW"... everyday when I work at safeco, I get a parking spot in the same general area; over near the new seahawk stadium... on my way to safeco, I walk in between the exhibition center and the backs of the businesses on 1st avenue. (Where there are lots of vendors selling food and merchandise) Every single day, right as I'm walking by this one stand this guy selling hot dogs always shouts the same thing..."Get your sasaki dog, 1/4 lb of beef....(then he holds it up by the tongs) WOULD YA LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT ONE", it struck me yesterday that everyday right about the same time he says it... then I was reminded of the Truman show; because of all the people that truman would say hi to every day; how it was the same... anyway, just a strange moment i guess... (who put a long tail on that kite?)

I love working at safeco; the job is sooo easy; (serving garlic fries can't be too difficult anyway) I enjoy the people I work with, and I am making decent money while having a good time. Not to mention I'm not just sitting around at home doing nothing. My favorite part though is either before the game or after; if I'm there early or late enough; I go out and sit in the stands and read a book (I'm usually waiting to clock in or waiting for Holly), anyway, I am the only one in the stands; there are lots of people behind the scenes but sometimes you don't even see them; there's no one on the field or outside; and it feels like I'm the only one there... like I have the field to myself. It's so quiet and big... that's my favorite part.

Thursday, July 12, 2001

this blog will now appear on two websites; it was formerly strictly a forum for publishing parts of my book; and will continue to be, but will also be a column on my webpage; allisonruth.com... keeping two blogs up and running like i was, was just too much work. I'll update this again in a few days....until then!
OH man, it's Tuesday afternoon; I really wish it was Friday. We are having internet issues here at work; so my updates may not be as fast as I would like; (I wanted to update this yesterday but was unable to get online).

Let's see what's going on in my world? I am going to get a dog. A chihauhau. (Did I spell that right?) I am hoping to get one after the new year; maybe next spring; but it wouldn't be totally unlike me if I decided to just get one next week. :-) (But I am going to try and wait...) I want to decide if I really really want one for the long haul; or just cause their cute. Plus it's gonna be expensive with the shots and getting it fixed and just buying the damn thing... but I'm already thinking of names....

Boys Girls
Fidel Purdita (like in 101 dalmations)
Lamont (this makes me laugh) Fancy
Abraham

I really like fidel; that and lamont totally make me laugh; but who knows, maybe I'll get the dog and it'll look like a gisele or a victor. ( I like people names)

That's all for now gang; I gotta go get ready for work; am working the all star game tonight. Fun Fun!

Monday, July 02, 2001

I am debating on whether or not to keep this particular blog up and running, as I have published my own site: www.allisonruth.com I have some blogs on there as well; but none dealing in this subject. I am not sure how many people are even reading this; I guess I'll keep my eye on the counter activity and if it proves worthwhile, I'll keep it up an running.

I have been working all morning on a fundraiser to buy my dad a van. I have secured a venue; for a night (hopefully) in November, and am in the process of trying to find a band to perform... the owner of the venue will donate 90% of everything they make at the door (cover charge) and I am trying to draft a letter to send out to local businesses to see if they'll donate merchandise for a raffle. If anyone has any idea's on anything else I can do please email me! Pennielane24@aol.com