Thursday, June 29, 2006

Evolution of a Nickname

This weekend I was introduced to the most famous member of the Willy family (other than Ryan)...Wendy. I arrived and was instantly given a walk on roll on the Wendy show and gladly accepted.

On Sunday night we played a game of "Ooder Deeder" also known as Up the River Down the River and I was able to see the evolution of a nickname take place.

Here's how it started and where it ended:
Kristi (actual name)
K-town (too confusing)
Crisco (not my favorite)
Monte Cristo

That's right in two hours I went from being a city, to a tub of animal fat, to a place (or a sandwich), and finally I ended up being an 80 year old man wearing suspenders and a comb over. Amazing!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Treasure in the Workplace

National TreasureIn a meeting at work today my boss quoted National Treasure, the part where Ben Gates is talking about Thomas Edison...."I didn't fail, I found 2,000 ways how not to make a light bulb; I only need to find one way to make it work."

It was amazing.
Jenny, that was for you.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


I had a dream today when iTunes shuffled to Guster's "Fa Fa". It would have been so cool if someone had called me right as the chorus sounded. Then my ring tone and my shuffle would be in sync. Why didn't anyone call me?!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Text Message Diary June 20th

10:05pm - "So sorry man. That's total bullshit."

11:42pm - I dont think i would marry any of them...Well maybe dwayne wade because hes a balla"
(in response to me saying I would gladly marry Dirk)

12:06am - Shit!!! f f f Shit.

12:19am - F. Im so sad. Mffl. We got a young good team and we aint leavin any time soon. Half the heat team should retire. Mffl.
Dear Mavs,

Thank you for giving me hours and hours of joy, pain, triumph, and defeat. I have not been this excited to watch basketball since the Jordan days, and I'm not talking about when he came out of retirement for the second time. You showed the league what the game is all about. Gave us a glimpse of a league where a title isn't won by a single player (cough cough Wade). Your unselfish desire to win using teamwork and willingness to work together in order to accomplish a common goal gave me the hope that the NBA is not going to crap.

Dirk - Thanks for the sneers, the beautiful 3's and the raw German power

Jet - It was you who brought me into the fold, once I learned about your superstitions I was hooked. Here's to tall socks, chicken, and rainbow jumpers.

Devon - So much talent and you're so young, I gotta say I'm excited to see where your game is headed.

Josh - Clutch, that's all I've got to say.

Griff - You're a good starter and a powerful force to recon with.

Diop - Thanks for the dunks and for stuffing Shaq a couple times.

Stack - You are one bad ass mofo, always hitting 3's, driving to the basket and I'll never forget how you brought Shaq crashing to the floor.

Marquis - You're a dark horse, thanks for bringing it tonight.

Damp - Old school look with new school moves.

Avery - The Little General, coach of the year, our fearless leader, I salute you.

Kristin and Jenny - Thanks for helping me renew my love of the game.

I will mourn this loss, but I look forward to next season. Please don't tear this team apart come draft time.


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

"If you enjoyed the Spurs-Mavs and Suns-Mavs series this year, just root for Dallas these last two games. Trust me. It's for the best."

--Sports Guy


Monday, June 19, 2006


Ok, last night was a tough night to say the least. I wanted to reach into my TV and pants Wade in front of the entire Miami crowd and I was even willing to suffer the consequences of the crown wrath. Since that can't really happen the only choice I was left with was to change the channel IMMEDIATLY after the game ended to as to avoid my brain being scrambled by his inability to construct a proper sentence.

I went to bed angry not to mention I read a chapter or two of A Million Little Pieces by James Frey before turning off the lights. Basically it's a book where every other word is F.; the holes are filled with a dude that is addicted to pretty much everything going through detox...and it's not going well. In other words it's an angry book.

I had a dream this morning of note that I believe stem from the game anger and the book rage.

I'm sitting at a diner type restaurant and across the table from me is EMINEM...that's right, Marshall Mathers. We're just chilling eating dinner and talking about music and my cousins are playing volleyball outside the window. Marshal asks me if I know them and I say yes, they're my cousins. Then he tells me he wants to play too. That's it...then it ends. Who knows what could have happened if my alarm didn't go off.

I could have been his new producer, 50 Cent could have walked in, anything is possible.

Regardless, you don't get much more rage than EMINEM unless you're entering prison territory and I'm pretty glad that didn't happen.

Here's my theory about the dream. I'm eating with EMINEM because he's a rapper....Dirk loves rap. Dirk is also no doubt stricken with anger right now and is turning to rap to release that tension. In an effort to put those emotions towards something with purpose he has turned to the court, much like M joining in a friendly game of volleyball. Needless to say when it all comes down to it Dirk is busy getting his edge back while Shaq is being mauled by his "husky" daughters.

Meanwhile Stack is hitting 3 after 3 in the practice gym while his personal assistant is sticking pins in his Wade voodoo doll, so he can have plenty of excuses to tell the media when the Heat lose the NBA Finals.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Kristi's Week in Pictures

Ate here.Did French stuff at work.Watched this.Felt like this.Got this done.Watched him.Watched this.Did this.


Every Friday morning after I check my email I sign out and on the front of the MSN page is a feature called "The Week in Pictures". I always like to take a look throught the ten or so pictures they post from around the world and every once in a while one comes along that is pretty much amazing, today was that day.
And down the aisle they come!
Brides-to-be race in the annual Bridezilla competition for a $25,000 dream wedding in New York City's Times Square on June 12.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

I realize that I'm probably the only person who actually listens to podcasts, but here's one to listen to.

Keane has an Under The Iron Sea podcast with clips from their new album and the stories behind the songs. Check it out, it's good. Listen to episode 2 for the story behind Is It Any Wonder and if you want to hear classic Keane sound try episode 4.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


"Now we talked to Joan Hanover. She and her husband, George, were visiting with us. They are near retirement--retiring--in the process of retiring, meaning they're very smart, active, capable people who are retirement age and are retiring."
-Alexandria, Virginia; February 12, 2003

Say retire again.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Three new Apple commercials!I'm a MacWatch

Monday, June 12, 2006


England SquadThe 2006 World Cup started this weekend and things got off to a roaring start. Annalise and I have decided to dedicate ourselves to The Mother Country for this competition of skill and sweet moves, and Steve has devoted his life to watching every game (pretty sweet). Therefore, we watched England v. Paraguay on Saturday.

They kept referring to England as "The Three Lions" and none of us knew what that meant exactly. According to Wikipedia, a source I have decided I quote far too often, The Three Lions on the England coat of arms comes from Richard I also known as Richard the Lionhearted.

"In 1198, his great seal bore a single rampant lion, but his shield was "Gules three lions passant guardant," the three lions reportedly representing England, Normandy, and Aquitaine. Same arms continued for John, Henry III, Edward I, and Edward II."

While I do enjoy that explanation (however little sense it made), I have decided to do a three lion redesign. In honor of the World Cup and England, and hot football players the world over I have designed a new Three Lions coat of arms:

Three Lions

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Items in picture are smaller than they appear

Sonic SplitA Visit to Sonic

Jackie: (Pushes big red button.)
"Three .99 splits with caramel and chocolate.

Sonic Box: "shseiefefjaeofiaetrg ok"

Jackie: "OK, bye!"

Moments later: Window rolls down and car hop approaches

Jackie: (Looks at splits, then gaze goes to picture on menu board) "Those are tiny"

Car Hop: (turns and looks at ad on menu board) "Yep"

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Annalise told me last night that The Killers were back in the studio so I decided to investigate. I found this article in which front man Brandon Flowers says their new stuff will make you "feel dirty." Not exactly sure what that means but I like it, and I can't wait to be drentched in filth.

ps. When I googled The Killers in google images it came up with everything from OJ Simpson to Hamburger Helper...amazing.

Monday, June 05, 2006

It's Go Time

NBA Finals

Admiral Horatio Nelson

The last couple times I visited the Trafalgar Square webcam courtesy of Banalise's blog, I have noticed the building of scaffolding around Nelson's Column.Nelson's ColumnQuick history lesson courtesy of Wikipedia:

The column was built between 1840 and 1843 to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson's death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The 18ft statue of Nelson stands on top of a 183 ft granite column. The statue faces south, towards the Palace of Westminster and along Pall Mall, where his ships are represented on the top of each flagpole. The top of the Corinthian column is decorated with bronze acanthus leaves cast from British cannons. The square pedestal is decorated with four bronze panels, cast from captured French guns, depicting Nelson's four great victories.Admiral Horatio Nelson
Pretty cool. If you want to learn more about the restoration go here.

Trafalgar SquareIf you want to see the panoramic view from the top of the column go here.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Check out this amazing. Read this if you have some time on your hands. It was pretty long, so pace yourself, but I found it enjoyable.