Friday, January 30, 2004


As of about 30 seconds ago I am no longer indebted to Sears. Take that, you bloodsucking motherfuckers! My income tax was deposited last night and I just made good use of it, and have 10 bucks to myself afterwards yeehaw! That's the last of the payments to be made on my youthful indiscretion... or stupidity, whichever you want to call it.

Man, I have been trying to think of things to put on my birthday wish list, Aaron made one, and has requested that I do the same. All I've come up with so far is a gift card to Nordstroms, and Old Navy, Mac Lipstick in Spirit and Twig, the dvd of My Best Friend's Wedding and this. It's the coolest Karaoke machine ever, my cousin has one, and it's so cute! It has a built in camera so you can watch yourself on the screen, and two mics, and it's bigger than it looks in the picture there. I totally want it, but here's the thing. I think I want it more because it's cool, than because I would actually use it. I sing to Aaron all the time when we are at home, but when there is a mic in your hand, there's a different sort of feeling in the air... pressure to not sound like a cat in heat if you will. Besides that, I am sure I would eventually get comfortable with it, but you know, my living room is NOT an arena filled with thousands of adoring fans. I have been known to take karaoke a little bit seriously... usually I'm 3 sheets to the wind of course, but all you really need to do is put on 'River' by Natalie Merchant or 'Strawberry Wine' by Deana Carter and the music just transforms me (in my own mind of course) to the next American Idol. Of course, anyone in listening distance has to reach for the cotton balls for their bleeding eardrums, but you know... I still kinda want it.


You have just won one million dollars:

1. Who do you call first?

Aaron, of course.

2. What is the first thing you buy for yourself?

I don't know... a car or something.

3. What is the first thing you buy for someone else?

Maybe I'd pick up a new sunroof for Aaron's car :-)

4. Do you give any away? If yes, to whom?

I'm sure we would, but how much is hard to say. One million isn't that much, so I think our families could expect a little something, but I know we'd want to invest some, buy a home, and maybe a car or two... nothing too extravagant though.

5. Do you invest any? If so, how?

I would invest some, not sure how; I suppose we would seek advice on that.

Asa's found a new way to sit on the office chair, he'll lounge like this forever if we let him.


Devilish yes, but he can also be very sweet.

No sweeter than our chief pillow stealer though.

Our living room lit by candles... I much prefer these to lamps, such a warm feeling.

This is Grandpa Elmer and I attending my cousin's wedding in September of 1989. Check out my hair man.


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