The Good Kind of Dorky


Thursday, July 27, 2006

Aunt Lindsey

As of Tuesday night I officially became an unofficial aunt. Jazmin and Vidal (Edgar's brother and sister-in-law) welcomed their son Vidal Joaquin III into the world. You may remember the baby shower.

It was really overwhelming. I've never been right there at a birth before and although I didn't see the baby being born (it was a C-section anyway), I was there right afterward. The way life happens is just so amazing, incredible, seriously I just don't have the words to explain how I feel about it. I can't wait to someday have one or two of my own. I'm not overly religious and I don't go to church nearly enough, but its in situations like this that you just can't deny God's presence. I'm sure being there at a person's death is like that too, but in a different way.

Anyway, I am Auntie Lindsey! I wish I was Auntie Anne's...mmm pretzels.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Remember when I said I look like Gillian Anderson? Edgar always says, no, you don't have red hair, etc. Well look, now she has lighter hair and she is pregnant just like me!! Ok, I'm not pregnant, but do I look more like her now??

When I was at Caribou Coffee in Short Pump mall the guy who was serving me said I look like some girl from comedy central. I said "I hope she's not ugly" and he said "well, I think she's pretty."

When I was at Dunkin' Donuts the other day getting an iced coffee there were two guys probably in their early twenties. They were joking around having their own conversation when one of them says, "Everyone wants me," jokingly. So I say, "It's true. I know I want you." I probably blushed at this point because it just came out of my mouth. I didn't really want him. He wasn't even all that cute. I was just joking with the kid, but who says that?? I left and went out to Edgar waiting in the car. Then I forgot a straw and had to go back in. He probably thought I was coming back in to see him. I am such a dork.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Product Review or E-mail Conversation with Mom

The good news is that it's only about 210 calories for a tall drink, but it has approximately 9842673752675 grams of sugar.

Newsflash: 2 new Orbit gums on the market. Lemon-lime (which I am taste testing right now) and Crystal Mint (which I will try at a later time). Lemon-lime they only had in 3 packs so now I am stuck with it. It is okay, not my favorite. I wouldn’t recommend it over any of the others, maybe over peppermint, but I just don’t like strong peppermint…unless it’s in a patty or a candy cane. Or those soft mints. I am having a bad day of taste testing. I also tried for the first time the pomegranate frappuccino from Starbucks. Unless you really love pomegranate juice, I would avoid this drink. The flavoring was way too strong. I do not recommend the pomegranate frap or the lemon-lime orbits.

Mom says: Thank you for your taste test and review. Based on your analysis I think I will avoid both product

Have you tried either of these products? What do you think?

Thursday, July 20, 2006

My blood is starting to simmer

So the furniture we ordered OVER A MONTH AGO, is still not in. When we placed the order there was nothing said about anything being on back-order. They said we would have everything in about a week or so. A week passed and then all of a sudden things were on back-order. And they didn't call us, we had to call them. I left a message for Wayne, our salesman, and he called me back last week from home. He said he would be in the office the next day and would check on the order and call me. Never called. Maybe I will call him today. Regardless, I am starting to get mad and think this is a scam! Ok, I don't really think it's a scam, but I am less and less excited because they are letting me down!! Do they not know who I am???

Friday, July 14, 2006

I talk to sex offenders

Who ever said rednecks aren't knowledgeable? Tonight Edgar and I were outside talking to our neighbors who live next door and the ones who live kind of across the street from us. We were all outside looking down the street at the four cop cars. I asked Tommy what was going on. He is my next door neighbor who is a total redneck but really sweet--he even mowed our front lawn for us last week just to be nice--and because we are probably the ones making the neighborhood look bad with our jungle-esque overgrown yard. When Edgar told me that he had mowed our lawn I immediately, almost intinctively, said "Bless him. Oh, bless his heart." It was scary, as if I am from here or something... Anyway, I made chocolate chip cookies to say thank you, but I digress. Anyway, Tommy's nephew was in the fist fight (it was a $200 bet to see who could beat up who, childsplay really) out in the street with some other kid and a lady called the cops on them. Apparently a black man who was walking by tried to stop the fight. When the cops got there they immediately went after the black guy, the innocent bystander...go figure, right? God bless America! Well, I guess the nephew didn't get in trouble or left before the cops were there, but they were still down the street talking to the other kid I think. I can't believe I missed the entertainment right outside my window!! Well my sort of across the street neighbor, Chris, (the one who's dog got hit right in front of me, but was luckily fine and then a few weeks later his other dog died from getting into his razor blades and eating them) came outside to hang out with us. Chris, from Poughkeepsie(sp?) NY, but total redneck as well, is really nice too. So we all talked for a little and then I decided to take Bugs on a walk, as I was on my way to do before I saw all the commotion. Well, I went on my walk and it turned dark while I was out there. I came back to worried Edgar at the door looking for me. I was fine. I wasn't scared. So I came in and Edgar, who had stayed talking to the guys for a few minutes after I left for my walk, told me that Chris told him that the guy next door, who is also across the street from me, is a sex offender...he had recieved a letter at some point when Chuck "the sex offender" moved in. Chuck moved into the house where the smelly redneck with missing teeth used to live, the one we bought our TV from after he got evicted. Sometimes I say hi to Chuck...he actually seemed like a pretty nice guy, pleasant. We looked up Chuck on the sex offender listing of the Virginia Police Dept. Fortunately (as fortunate as you can be when you are dealing with sex offenders ), he was convicted in like 1991 for carnal knowledge of a 13-15 year old. He is 49 right now, you do the math. It's gross, yes, but at least he hasn't been convicted since. Looking at that site is scary, because most of the offenders in my zip code live right around me. There is even a violent sex offender who lives right by where I go walking, by myself. Awesome. Down the road right near me there is a guy convicted of violent sexual assault, or something like that. It makes me feel naseous. I guess there're nasty people everywhere, but why are there like 34 in my zip code and a decent handful or two right near me?? I guess if I see them I will just stay away, or like the guy across the street, I'll just say hi.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Dear Michael

I am so sorry. Maybe you could hang a poster in a visable location in the apartment in memory of...

Pink Floyd Co-Founder Barrett Dies at 60

TUESDAY JULY 11, 2006 11:00AM EST

Syd Barrett (left) with a '60s-era Pink Floyd Photo by: DAPR / ZUMA
Pink Floyd Co-Founder Barrett Dies at 60 | Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett has died, a spokeswoman for the band said Tuesday. He was 60.

The London-based rep declined to give specifics about when or how the brilliant yet reclusive musician passed away, though she did say the death occurred some days ago. Barrett, who chose to remain anonymous over the past several years, had a long history of diabetes.

Born in Cambridge as Roger Keith Barrett (he acquired the nickname Syd at 15), Barrett, a guitarist, wrote many of Pink Floyd's early songs and launched the group in 1965, along with Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright. Their first hit album was 1967's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, which perfectly underscored the British capital's drug-infused pop scene.

Barrett's own LSD use further exacerbated his mental instability, and he eventually split from the band in 1968 – five years before the release of Pink Floyd's most popular album, Dark Side of the Moon. His replacement was David Gilmour.

Barrett released two solo albums – The Madcap Laughs and Barrett – but soon withdrew from the music business altogether, spending much of the rest of his life living quietly in his hometown of Cambridge. There, he was a familiar figure, often seen cycling or walking to the corner store, reports the Associated Press. The band's spokeswoman said there would be a small, private funeral.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Happy Birthday Baby!

Today is Edgar's 24th Birthday!!! Last night we went out to the Cheesecake Factory with friends to celebrate.

Here he is with a gift from Sarah and Michael...a beautiful(!) series of crazy Edgar, the game Nazi. Sarah's Blog features information on the gallery of crazy (scroll down, it wouldn't let me do a trackback).

Here is Sarah growling at Michael.

Here's Michael with the mandle (man candle) that he gave to Edgar.

The waitor had everyone who was also dining outside to sing Happy Birthday to Edgar! It was pretty funny.The peanut butter cheesecake was INSANELY good. Rediklus even.

So far today Edgar has recieved a shower radio and hand held fan, both from me. He has one more gift TBO (to be opened). Today should be a good day! Happy Birthday Edgar!

Friday, July 07, 2006



A few nights ago Edgar and I went to Target. While Edgar was checking out, the store clerk was was really checking him out. The guy was this young Asian guy with an accent. He just kept looking up at Edgar and staring at him. Then he asked him if his hair was naturally curly to which Edgar just said yes. I swear the guy just kept staring at him in awe like it was the sexiest thing he'd ever seen. Then he giggled (no really, he giggled) and looked at me and said, "Wow, he is like one of those ancient gladiators." I think it was lust at first sight.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Holy F*cking Sh*t?!! How did I miss this?

Windsor Navy

Classic Black

Mesa Red

Vera Freaking Bradley has new prints out. And I know they are still "new," but I didn't know about them the veryfirstsecond that they came out so now I am harcore freaking out and trying to decide which one I want, because hello, I have to have one bag per collection!!!!

I think I know which one I want, but what do you think??
I am torn between 2 (almost 3) of them. What ever is a girl to do?

Sunday, July 02, 2006

If you were on a desert island ...

What three movies would you bring?

Me: 1. Thomas Crown Affair 2. Clueless 3. The Grinch
Edgar: 1. How to Build a Boat 2. Usual Suspects 3. porn


Me: 1. Othello 2. Winkin Blinkin and Nod 3. Handmaid's Tale
Edgar: Building a Boat out of Sand for Dummies 2. Girls Gone Wild on Book 3. Odyssey


Me: 1. Strike Anywhere Matches 2. Journal/Pen 3. Brita Filter
Edgar: 1. Fully Fueled Boat 2. Girls Gone Wild 3. Fully Charged Cell Phone

People (Dead or Alive)?

Me: 1. Jesus 2. Jessica Simpson 3. Jim from the Office
Edgar: 1. Bob Vila 2. Jennifer Love Hewitt 3. Moses

This is what happens when you are bored on a Saturday night!