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Well, I  guess my weekend was pretty much productive.  I FINALLY took my TV out of the box and set it up in my room.  I got it back in January, as a bonus prize for working for my company, and acheiving ALMOST all of our goals.  And it stayed in the box until I asked my ex to borrow it.  Just so it got  used.  And it did.  And it looked great… on his TV stand.  In his room.

Then I moved out, and back in the box it went.  And it stayed there for 4 months.  Until yesterday.  When I finally unboxed it.  And finally got to enjoy the spoils of all my hard work.  At last. 

And it looks okay.  I have to fiddle with it a bit… get a booster because the cable I’m using is just too long.  And the TV is snowy.  Not much, but just enough to annoy me.

And I love love LOVE my new entertainment center that I bought at Walmart. 40 beans.  And it’s perfect.  It’s not too big, and has plenty of space for my DVD changer (which I will FINALLY  get to use), AND my new PS3 (that D bought me, as I protested all the way through the mall, the game store and all the way home after he’d already bought it). 

And I LOVE my PS3.  That was defintely the one thing I missed the most when I moved back in with my parents.  And now life is starting to get back to normal.  I bought the Aerosmith version of Guitar Hero and OMG!  So awesome! 



And I’m going to see Coldplay tonite.  My friend Kathy (formerly my partner in crime at the infamous Blockbuster) called me on Friday night, telling me to keep my Monday night free.  I got all excited because we were long overdue for something debaucherous.

So when I called her back she was all, we’re going to see Coldplay, and I’m all, WOOHOO!  Then she’s all, WOOHOO! 

So, we’re going to see Coldplay. 

Now, I’ve never been to a concert.  My friends Bev and Tracy often tell me I must have been living under a rock or in a hole somewhere, because, well… who hasn’t been to a concert??? By the time they’re 25???  And all of those things spark the discussion about how I HAVE NOT lived under a rock or in a hole my entire life, and it’s okay that I’ve never been to a concert before.

And Kathy is popping the proverbial concert cherry.  And this shall be a barrel of monkeys.

I told D and he’s pretty excited for me, although a little disappointed.  Mostly because I’ve been talking about seeing Bon Jovi and Maroon 5 since JANUARY… and one of those was supposed to be the maiden voyage.  But that’s alright.  I told D that when either band performs in Vegas, we’ll go and have a blast. 

And therein lies my weekend.

Oh!  And I saw the new Mummy movie this weekend.

tiny.jpgHello, again, Gentle Readers!  Much has changed since I’ve last posted.  There have been some interesting ongoings since we last met…

To start with, I decided to follow my cat around for the day so I could know EXACTLY what he does all day long.  And…yeah.  Posing on his back was pretty much all he did.  I consider that experiment to have failed miserably.  I was hoping for something far more entertaining.  Like, playing Spiderman on the ceiling, or scaling the walls in an effort to ward off demons or something.  Hell, even playing Guitar Hero would have been entertaining.  But, no.  All he does is lay around and be lazy.  Yup.  Definitely wishing I had his life right about now.

In other news, I quit the Block, that evil corporate video store where I was formerly employed.  (and if you haven’t figured out by now which corporate video store I’m making reference to… well, I guess you’ll never know.  HA!)  I can’t believe how relieved I was to have left that evil place.  I actually have time to get into American Idol this seaon…which I actually haven’t done.  I started, but for some reason, I’m just not getting into it.  All the free movies were great, but it just got to the point where it was just not worth it anymore.  I didn’t even have time to watch all the movies I rented.

And more importantly… I am now the proud owner of the first season of Lost.  Yup.  You should all be very proud of me.  Yes, I realize it took me forever to FINALLY understand the reasons why I should be watching.  And it boils down to one simple concept.  I am required by my primary job to have my fingers on the pulse of pop culture.  Did I mention that my real job is customer service in the field of technology, which has nothing to do with pop culture…  Anyhoo… I’m about halfway through the second disc, and good lord am I gonna have a heart attack!  The whole Jack/Kate thing, and the idea that they will probably never get off the island (except that they really do, only I’m not supposed to know that yet… *giggle*)

My first post of many for the new year, how exciting! And even though I’ve been through 24 of these alleged “new years,” nothing feels different than the day or the year before. A different place in life, different views on politics, different shows to be obsessed with…all things that just happen gradually, without anybody really noticing.

Well, my New Year’s Eve wasn’t filled with a ton of television. But there is a legitimate reason for that…I bought the Xbox 360. I’ve been avoiding it since it came out, thinking, it just couldn’t get better than the original xbox. Boy, was I surprised. So much better than I expected. AND the icing on the cake is that my Buffy games will still play! I couldn’t be happier. And to commemorate the occasion of a new purchase, I bought The Family Guy game…hard to play but wicked cool.

So, the boy and I spent the night playing video games of our favorite tv shows: Buffy, The Family Guy and Pimp My Ride. Absolutely hilarious.

Hope everyone has a fantastic new year in 2007!