Friday, July 27, 2007

3 Good Things About Getting a New Drivers License

1. It was fast, thanks to the nice lady at the counter who suggested that I use the do-it-yourself kiosk, which also lets you bypass everyone in line to get your picture taken.
2. The picture is fairly decent, though not at cute as my old one.
3. Thanks to taking the do-it-yourself route, I did not have to touch any of the clipboards, which I was thankful for after noticing a man take his clipboard into the restroom.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

What I Wanted to Say

What I wanted to say to the nice looking, clean-cut young man who stopped me outside of my office and told me he had arrived in Memphis from New Orleans the day before, and asked me for money for bus fare to Omaha:

1. Why are you going to Omaha?
2. How do you not have enough money to get there?
3. Were you not already planning to go there?
4. Did something happen in the day you've been in Memphis that caused you to lose all your money?
5. Did you plan to go from New Orleans to Omaha?
6. If so, why did you not have enough money set aside to get all the way there?
7. If you make up the few dollars you are short, how will you pay for other stuff like food from here to Omaha?
8. What happens when you get there?
9. Is there a pile of money waiting for you in Omaha?
10. Can we please sit down, look at a calendar, and plan out a budget for the next couple of weeks of your life?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Where's Memphis?

List of the top fashion cities, according to The Global Language Monitor:
1 New York
2 Rome
3 Paris
4 London
5 Milan
6 Tokyo
7 Los Angeles
8 Hong Kong
9 Las Vegas
10 Singapore
11 Berlin
12 Sydney
13 Barcelona
14 Shanghai
15 Melbourne
16 Moscow
17 Bangkok
18 Mumbai
19 Santiago
20 Rio de Janeiro
21 Sao Paolo
22 Buenos Aires
23 Johannesburg
24 Dubai
25 Krakow

I've only been to 3 of these cities, but I have to question their inclusion of Las Vegas (#9). As T so aptly stated the last time we were there: "It's all fat guys and whores."

Monday, July 16, 2007

Friday Night by the Numbers

1. Number of adults present: 6
2. Number of kids present: 5 (whew, they did not outnumber us)
3. Number of drinks consumed by the adults: 16
4. Number of chilis the kids tasted: 2
5. Number of times the kids fell while climbing the door frames: 5
6. Number of times Aunt Elizabeth fussed at the kids for climbing the door frames: 5
7. Number of times GK said "baby": 1,218
8. Number of times GK said "ball": 1,104
9. Number of times RJA pestered Click about taking pictures: 3
10. Number of frozen bananas in Click's freezer: 27

Thursday, July 12, 2007

What We Discussed at Book Club Last Night

1. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
2. Mothers
3. God
4. religion
5. cake
6. drama
7. small towns
8. "head of the household"
9. cream cheese
10. cute little Colin
11. the "Creation" museum
12. curly hair
13. funerals
14. "elders"
15. birthdays
16. missing both Heathers

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Trends I Noticed In New York City

1. tent dresses

2. gladiator sandals

3. the color yellow