Showing posts from March 29, 2009

Music for a Road Trip

Ever since I learned how to drive, music has been a key component of my driving. The longer I am in the car, the more it is needed. No road trip is complete without it's own soundtrack. High energy, singable and fun music can make the hours go by faster and your trip a little more fun. Many of my favorites are from lesser known bands, but their music is perfect while I am behind the wheel.Sixteen Candles by Sponge It is such a strong and energetic song. It is perfect for keeping you awake and going on a long trip. Too Much too Soon by Llama Too Much too Soon is one of those songs you can't help singing along with. I don't sing in the shower, but singing in the car is almost a must on a long trip. This is even more of necessity if I am road tripping alone. Actually It's Darkness by Idlewild Honestly, most songs by Idlewild would be good for a road-trip mix. This one is probably my favorite. The punk driven rock son…

Want to get on my good side? Bring me Ghiradelli chocolate

I can be good about my diet. I usually just do not buy the items that I know I cannot be trusted around. However, on really bad days, a trip to Target is needed to pick up the one thing that can make my day feel a little better.present2 by Anyaka My weakness is Ghiradelli Chocolate. I love the hot fudge. If I am in a city where there is a Ghiradelli store I am so there. Since there is not one in Indianapolis, I have to settle for the the squares and bars instead. My favorites are the caramel filled ones, but the new peanut butter ones are at the top of the list too.

I know chocolate is chocolate, but there is something about the way it tastes. It isn't exactly a high end brand, but it still makes me happier than plan old Hersheys does.

My first 11 months in the workforce

When I was 15, I really wanted to go to France with my French Club. My parents said I could go, but I had to get a job to pay for it. I was living in a small town. We had a Subway, but they wouldn't hire me because I wasn't 16. That was the same story with the grocery store and the pharmacy. I couldn't drive, so I had to be able to walk there. That left the two family restaurants. Faye's was closer to the house and I knew they were looking for employees. I was employed at Faye's Whippy Dip (yes laugh now) for exactly eleven months. Those eleven months taught me a great deal about myself and about the world.

I was a waitress, and of course did the usual waitress things: waited tables, cleared tables and washed dishes. Faye's was a small town family resturant. In the summer we were usually bust serving ice cream to base ball teams and local. In the Fall and winter we were usually just frequented by our regular crowd. There were some days were were lucky to see…

Blackberry Curve 8900, please

I'm not the typical gadget junkie. Don't get me wrong, I love my I-POD, Blackberry, Laptop and my DVR as much as the next person, but I'm not all about the newest thing on the market. Still, there are a few things that are high up on my wish list.[D] by Capture Queen ™ This is a two way tie. One item is purely for selfish reasons. The other is just to help me streamline my life and my business. The first item is a flat panel TV. The other is a Blackberry Curve 8900.

The flat panel television is my purely selfish want. My current TV still works fine, but I would like a newer TV. I received my TV for free 7 years ago, and it was old then. I just think it would be nice to have TV that doesn't require a whole other attachment to run my Wii and my DVD player. Also, my current TV is heavier than sin. A lighter one would be nice when ob of the birds decide to hide behind the entertainment stand.

My other item is more for business purposes. I really want a Blackberry Curve 89…

You have a million dollars. The Catch? You have to give it away.

This is a tricky situation. I know of so many people, organizations and causes that deserve the money. If someone came to me today, I would probably have to say:

1) First I would give my parents whatever they need to pay off their debt. I'm not sure how much that would be, but I do want them to be able to just enjoy life!

2) Half of the remaining money would go to a Avian Rescue. Taking in unwanted birds is a costly enterprise. You have to find adequate cages, be able to feed them, and if they have medical needs ( many neglected birds do...many have never been taken to the vet not to mention any other issues that may have developed). This can help them care for the birds and possibly be able to afford more reasonable adoption fees. I'm not saying a $100 fee for a Macaw, but just make it more affordable for these birds for find a good home.

3) The other half would go to diabetes research. I've watched my dad battle this disease, and I always hope that they will find somethin…