Sonntag, Juni 29, 2003
I am house sitting for family friends. It is strange but their computer refuses to show the images on donnaville. Graphics on other Web sites show up but none for donnaville. Let me know if the pictures don't come up for you too.
Yesterday we were back at my grandparent's house doing the final cleaning. My mom finally sold the 1933 DeSoto that was sitting for years and years in the garage behind the house!
Driving to my grandparent's house I saw a billboard that had me in stitches. It is for a product called: Outhouse Springs Bottled Water. The sign had a picture of an old outhouse and emblazoned across it were the words: We're #1 - Not #2!
EHarmony finally sent me a new match. He looks a bit like H-- dark hair, pastey skin and jowly. We are at the 3rd level of communication-- Open Ended Questions. He wants me to describe a simple pleasure and explain how it makes me feel, detail a regret in my life, and describe an interest that I would hope my partner could share with me. I feel like I am taking an essay test. On top of that, I hate having to reveal myself to some potential ass who most likely will disappear the moment he reads my [forced] answers. I am thinking that for the question on a regret, I shouldn't mention giving online matchmaking another chance.
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Mittwoch, Juni 25, 2003
Went out drinking. Met a gay man that reminded me of Jack from Will & Grace. His name is Dwayne and we talked about the TV show What's Happening. We both expressed dismay over Rerun being apparently straight. Then some man came over and felt my upper arm. He wouldn't stop touching me. I finally went to the bathroom, hoping he would leave me alone. Standing in the bathroom, I realized my shirt was inside out and so I took it off. As I was about to turn it right side out, some woman walked in on me, standing there in my bra. I decided to pretend that nothing weird was happening and so I nonchalantly put my shirt on as this old lady stared at me. Luckily the pervert left the bar when I returned. Gosh, it sounds more like a dream than reality. Yup.
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Samstag, Juni 21, 2003
Just got back from my grandmother's house. My mom and I spent yesterday and most of today cleaning it out. Last night, I went to the grocery store to buy a carton of milk for the morning. Right next to the dairy counter there was a bin with a sign that read: DVDs 4.95. I couldn't imagine there would be any worthwhile DVDs being sold at discount in a little grocery store in upstate Pennsylvania but being the cheapskate that I am, I couldn't help but take a peak. And it turns out, I was wrong. You see, sitting right on top of the pile was the DVD, NICK KNIGHT! This is the TV movie that acted as pilot to the greatest television show of all time, (next to Misfits of Science, Kung Fu the Legend Continues, Highlander, It Takes a Thief, and Run for Your Life, of course ) FOREVER KNIGHT! Now, this is a different cast-- most notably, Rick Springfield portrays Nick Knight and Michael Nader portrays LaCroix. Rick "Hard to Hold" Springfield... my heart skips a beat just hearing his name! So I added another DVD to my collection. This means I am now the proud owner of 2 DVDs! Run Lola Run and Nick Knight. I will admit, I am beginning to wonder if I hang around enough grocery store DVD bins will I find the long forgotten, unsold pilot to Blood Ties?
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Freitag, Juni 20, 2003
I watched all of Pakeezah and most of Junglee. I planned on watching all of Junglee but I just got over-Bollywood-ed. The one overriding question I have is how in the world do those Indian women get their voices so high? Maybe in between takes they huff helium? Regardless, Pakeezah was gorgeous, an incredible film. Junglee, on the other hand, was more of a silly Elvis-inspired romp. Shammi Kapoor even resembled Elvis but only a little. A better comparison would be Max Baer Jr., (of Beverly Hillbillies fame) with whom he also shared a similar acting style.
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Donnerstag, Juni 19, 2003
TCM is showing Bollywood movies tonight! I am giddy with anticipation!
Pakeezah (1971) A free-spirited young woman refuses a prince's proposal for love of a man she only met once.
Junglee (1961) Young lovers defy the caste system to fight for happiness.
Awaara (1951) A bitter young man vows revenge on the two men who destroyed his mother's life.
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Sonntag, Juni 15, 2003
I am heading off to Chicago. Will be back Tuesday evening.
Happy Father's Day!!!
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Samstag, Juni 14, 2003
Went to DeLorenzo's for pizza this evening. Our waiter was not Mr. Weird John Beck which was quite a disappointment. (We missed you John!) The pizza was delicious as always. If any of you ever find yourselves in Trenton, do yourselves a favor and go to DeLorenzo's for a sausage and mushroom pizza... you will die happy, I tell you!
eHarmony has been very slow. I received 8 matches and I sent 7 requests for communication. Only one fellow responded. Two actually rejected my request!?! I refuse to dwell on the rejection. Besides, the one guy had abnormally large ears and so it really was a relief that he rejected me. Before I sent Mr Dumbo the request for communication, I showed my mother his profile picture and asked for her opinion: "Should I send a request for communication? His ears are huge!" My mother replied, "Send him the request, I bet he's a good listener."
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Donnerstag, Juni 12, 2003
Day 4 :: 8 matches -- no responses. Here are exerpts of 2 profiles that eHarmony has provided as soulmate material for me. Enjoy!
Profile example #1:
The three things which [Match] is most thankful for:
Family, Health, Life
The first thing you'll probably notice about [Match] when you meet him:
Profile example #2:
[Match] typically spends his leisure time:
Practicing the piano, reading, golf
One thing that only [Match's] friends know is:
I have a great collection of stuffed animals!
I am not making this up!!! What is most distressing is that I opted to start communcating with both these gentleman.
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Former UK Star Adam Ant Arrested After Stripping
LONDON (Reuters) - Former British pop star Adam Ant has been arrested after apparently running amok and stripping off in a London cafe.
Poor Adam! He is simply not doing well. I feel horrible for him and hope he gets the help that he needs.
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Sonntag, Juni 08, 2003
Thank you for subscribing to eHarmony!
I want to sincerely thank you for becoming a subscriber and partner with us here at eHarmony. You have taken an exciting first step in what we believe is the best way to overcome the difficulties many of us face in finding and getting to know the right person for a lasting and happy relationship!
Yes, it is true that I have described my past forays into online matchmaking as pulverizing and disastrous. It is also true that I have been unattached for over 1 year. Throughout my life (minus a 5-year, long-distance relationship) I have been happily single. Having a boyfriend was never a goal or a need. However, as I get older, I am realizing that if I don't act, I may find myself permanently alone. Dying a spinster isn't my fear.... I can accept that couplehood just isn't in my cards as long as I know that I at least tried to find companionship. And so I start my second year of trying. eHarmony seems like it is worth a go. If I get a date out of it, it will be worth the $100.00 membership fee. Plus, there is nothing that I like more than writing about my bad date experiences. (And I think you guys like reading about them.)
Let the games begin!
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Samstag, Juni 07, 2003
In celebration of Lisa's birthday, Lisa, Audra, Anna, and I went to Montana West (a.k.a. The Greatest Country Night Club In The World!!!) to drink Miller Lite beer, line dance, and ride the Broncin' Mother Bucker mechanical bull.
The line dancing didn't come as easily to me as I assumed. It was really tough... and humbling. On two occasions I was pushed off the dance floor by the more "advanced" dancers. As the night dragged on and the Miller Lite kicked in, I gave up on the line dancing. Instead, I stood on the peripheral of the dance floor and let loose with an Ann-Margret inspired, thigh-slap, shimmy-dance (circa Viva Las Vegas). I ignored the stares and giggles.
I think we all had visions of ourselves riding the Mother Bucker until we saw it in action. I figured the bull's operator would go easy, especially with a girl riding..... nope. I watched a poor girl hit her head on the bull's head as it bucked her to and fro. If that wasn't bad enough, she was then thrown clear across the room! Suddenly the Mother Bucker no longer seemed like a good idea.
I was amazed by the number of men at the club. Although, it was kinda odd how they all looked alike. They were all clad in matching black denim trousers and button down shirts with the top button buttoned. White cowboy hats topped off the ensemble. I noticed a few men ogling me but luckily no one approached me. The music, dancing, and beer left me feeling somewhat out of control and I had a feeling I might introduce myself as Billie Jean and demand the money for my brother's trashed Motor Scooter. Fair is Fair!
Yeah, we had a blast. Can't wait to go back!
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A couple months ago, my spycam mysteriously stopped working. Finally after tinkering with it and finding no problem, I realized that it was my server rejecting the image because I had run out of Web space -- 50 MB! My old geocities site had 15 MB and it was always more than enough so I couldn't understand what was happening. In order to free space, I deleted the page I built to show my sister's artwork and then I deleted my old Berlin vacation pictures. The strange thing was each time I freed space, within a few days, it would disappear. Last week I deleted my Christmas pictures and Mexico vacation pictures. Yesterday, I once again bumped up against the 50 megabyte threshold. Exasperated, I started hunting through every little folder. Finally, nested inside a folder nested inside another folder, I found a file that read: INBOX 22 MBs!!! Apparently, even though I deleted my donna[at]donnaville[dot]com mail account, the email was still somehow making it's way in. I downloaded and deleted over a 1000 pieces of SPAM! Home loans, grow your penis safely and naturally, direct marketing tools, diet pills, etc.... My question is this: Does anyone respond to this crap? Obviously there is money to be made.... but where and from whom!?! And so, once again, I am stuck with this digital pollution invading my Inbox. Ugh!
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Mittwoch, Juni 04, 2003
I feel like I am living in an episode of Ground Force-- all it does is rain! It seems as if all of May and now June has been under a dark cloud. Last night I dreamt I was outside in a huge field trying to outrun a dark, ominous cloud. I ran and ran, trying to stay under the blue sky; however, no matter how fast I ran, the dark cloud trailed me.
Friday is Lisa's birthday. We are going to a big Country Western club to celebrate. Apparently I piqued Lisa's curiosity when I told her about the Wild Horse Saloon and the Line Dancing Lessons I took when I was in Tennessee. It should be fun and different.
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Dienstag, Juni 03, 2003
Gosh, Miss Elizabeth also recently died! She was another favorite of mine. She managed Macho Man Randy Savage. What is this world coming to when all the Wrestling greats are dying!?!?!
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Legendary Wrestler "Classie" Freddie Blassie Dies
7:40 a.m. EDT June 3, 2003 - "Classie" Freddie Blassie, a well-known professional wrestler and manager from the 1950s and 1960s, has died of an undisclosed illness. Blassie was 85.
I loved wrestling back in the 80's. My dad once took Lisa and me to a Hulkamania event at the Spectrum. We have an entire roll of film devoted to a tiny yellow speck in the midst of darkness.... that speck was Hulk Hogan. My particular favorites were Leapin' Lenny Poppo (even though he was always the sacrificial lamb) and the tag team couple: Nicolia Volkoff and the Iron Sheik (Classie Freddie was their Manager!).
It is sad to see Classie Freddie die... I had no clue he was that old.
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Montag, Juni 02, 2003
Finally buckled down and massively cleaned my bedroom. I moved furniture and dusted. I threw things away (only junk, I give what I don't want to the Sally Shop-- waste not, want not). I even rearranged the furniture... it is now more Feng Shui. Heck, it is less cluttered and that is a huge step. Cocoa is really doing wonderfully-- I haven't given him a shot of insulin since the stupor episode last week. It really is quite impressive that he was able to heal himself of the diabetes... I mean, not even Mary Tyler Moore was able to do that! I am going to give another try installing Moveable Type. If I can't do it, I will just give up and live with Blogger which is definitely not a bad thing. I just wish this Web site was a bit more dynamic. Oh well.
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Sonntag, Juni 01, 2003
Saw L' Auberge espagnole yesterday. IT WAS FABULOUS! The last Cédric Klapisch film I saw was Chacun cherche son chat which I also loved. L' Auberge espagnole reminded me of the times I spent in Europe, meeting people of different cultures and having crazy experiences that are impossible when you are not an outsider.
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