Delusions of Grandeur

Archive for January 2004

> >You know you grew up in the 1980’s IF….
> >
> > 1.) You know what “Sike” means.
> >
> >2.) You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, Wax off.”
> >
> >3.) You know that another name for a keyboard is a “Synthesizer.”
> >
> > 4.) You can sing the McDonald’s Big Mack, Filet-o-Fish, quarter pounder
> >and French fry song.
> >
> > 5.) You know who Mr. T is.
> >
> > 6.) You know Fat Albert and the man behind his voice.
> >
> > 7.) You ever wore fluorescent, neon clothing.
> >
> > 8.) You could breakdance, or wish you could.
> >
> > 9.) You wanted to be “a punk” for Halloween.
> >
> >10.) You believed that “By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!”
> >
> > 11.) Partying “like it’s 1999” seemed SO far away.
> >
> > 12.) You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.
> >
> > 13.) You knew that “knowing is half the battle.”
> >
> >14.) You wanted to be on Star Search.
> >
> >15.) You can remember Michael Jackson when he was black.
> >
> >16.) You wore a banana clip at some point during your youth.
> >
> >17.) You remember the garbage pail kids, and maybe owned some.
> >
> >18.) You knew what Willis was “talkin’bout.”
> >
> >19.) You understood when Scooby Doo said, “Rut row raggy?” and laughed
when
> >Shaggy said “Zoinks!”
> >
> >20.) You HAD to have your MTV.
> >
> > 21.) You actually thought “Dirty Dancing” was a REALLY good movie.
> >
> >22.) You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system.
> >
> >23.) You owned any cassettes.
> >
> >24.) You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we’d all be living on
> >the moon.
> >
> >25.) You remember and/or owned any of the Care Bear Glass collection from
> >Pizza Hut or the Muppets glasses from McDonalds.
> >
> > 26.) Poltergeist freaked you out.
> >
> > 27.) “Bueller?”
> >
> >28.) You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ET, Dukes of Hazard,
> >Knight Rider, Strawberry Shortcake or A-Team lunch box.
> >
> >29.) You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.
> >
> >30.) You know what leg warmers are and probably had a pair.
> >
> >31.) You heard “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” at least 100 times.
> >
> >32.) You wore your Izod shirt with the collar up.
> >
> >33.) You had a Swatch Watch with the Swatch Guard.
> >
> >34.) You loved the “Where’s the beef?” Wendy’s commercial.
> >
> >35.) You remember when Happy Meals came in a box, not a paper bag.
> >
> >36.) You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.
> >
> >37.) You had Wonder Woman or Superman underoos.
> >
> >38.) You know what a “Push Up” ice cream is.
> >
> >39.) You had to come in the house when the street lights came on.
> >
> >40.) You had to change into play clothes after school.
> >
> >41.) You owned, or knew somebody with a Commodore 64.
> >
> >42.) You hated Scrappy Doo.
> >
> >43.) You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.
> >
> >44.) You wish you had a light saber.
> >
> >45.) Somehow you still know all the words to songs played on VH1…VH1
does
> >suddenly seem cool…so do all of those “adult contemporary” radio
> >stations.
> >
> >46.) Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.
> >
> >47.) You have ever said, “Gag me with a spoon.”
> >
> >48.) You have ever wondered what happened to Saturday morning cartoons.
> >
> >49.) You had to get up to change the channel.
> >
> >50.) You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine on Sesame
Street.
> >
> >51.) You thought the “Thriller” video was pretty cool.
> >
> >52.) You remember the first time you went into a video store to ent a
> >movie.
> >
> >53.) Boys wore those wide, colorful shoelaces, and girls wore jellies.
> >
> >54.) Quiet Riot’s “Come on feel the noise” was the best song-ever.
> >
> >55.) You know which movie “I want my two dollars” came from.
> >
> >56.) You still cannot go in to the water because of that dang movie
“Jaws”.
> >
> >57.) El Debarge’s “Feel the beat of the Rhythm of the night” plagued the
> >radio every hour.
> >
> >58.) “The Cure” was about as weird as a band could get, but you liked
them
> >anyway.
> >
> >59.) You made a party out of Pay Perview Wrestlemania events.
> >
> >IF you can identify with at least half of this list then you, my friend,
> >are a “Child of the 80’s”.

EXOTIC FOREIGNER ALIAS = Favorite Spice + Last Foreign Vacation Spot
Cinnamon London

SOCIALITE ALIAS = Silliest Childhood Nickname + Town Where You First Partied
Nikki Fort Worth (wow, that’s SO BORING! I didn’t have any wierd childhood nicknames though)

“FLY GIRL” ALIAS (a la J. Lo) = First Initial + First Two or Three Letters of Your Last Name
N-Skin

ROCK STAR ALIAS = Any Liquid on the Bar + Last Name of Bad-Ass Celeb
Absolut Lee

DIVA ALIAS = Something Sweet Within Sight + Any Liquid in Kitchen
Taffy Sunkist

GIRL DETECTIVE ALIAS = Favorite Baby Animal + Where You Last Went To School
Kitty IFAC

BARFLY ALIAS = Last Snack Food You Ate + Your Favorite Drink
Tostito Dr. Pepper

SOAP OPERA ALIAS = Middle Name + Street Where You First Lived
JoLene Bliss

Alright my favorite of those is definitely Taffy Sunkist…..in fact I think I’ll go petition to have my name changed to that tomorrow…..although JoLene Bliss is kinda cool too, well…..except for the fact that I hate my middle name, and the bad pun lover in me couldn’t resist Absolut Lee. 🙂 But yeah…..Taffy Sunkist all the way!

I FINALLY HAVE MY DSL BACK!!!! I missed it SO MUCH!!! So much I find myself inescapably forced to type in ALL CAPS. Of course that probably won’t last long, mainly because I’ve got a KILLER headache and I know that my time of looking at this screen is limited, but I just wanted to let everybody know that I’m once again a member of civilized society, no more crappy dial up for me baby!

HUGS LOVE AND FAST INTERNET TO ALL!
Nikki

Oh yeah, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Angela!

FAIRY TALE

Once upon a time there has a young POPE named DANIEL. He was SUCCESSFULLY FLYING in the SILLY forest when he met BEAUTIFUL JASON, a run-away BLACKSMITH from the FANTASTIC Queen JESSICA.

DANIEL could see that BEAUTIFUL JASON was hungry so he reached into his ZIPLOC BAG and give him his ANACHRONISTIC ITALIAN. BEAUTIFUL JASON was thankful for DANIEL‘s ITALIAN, so he told DANIEL a very APPLE FLAVORED story about Queen JESSICA‘s daughter ANGELA. How her mother, the FANTASTIC Queen JESSICA, kept her locked away in a CATHEDRAL protected by a gigantic DRAGON, because ANGELA was so STRANGE.

DANIEL RAN. He vowed to BEAUTIFUL JASON the BLACKSMITH that he would save the STRANGE ANGELA. He would FALL the DRAGON, and take ANGELA far away from her eveil mother, the FANTASTIC Queen JESSICA, and RULE her.

Then, all of the sudden, there was a PURPLE RAIN and BEAUTIFUL JASON the BLACKSMITH began to laugh. With a puff of smoke he turned into the gigantic DRAGON from his story. FANTASTIC Queen JESSICA DROVE out from behind a SHOE and struck DANIEL dead. In the far off CATHEDRAL you could hear a BUZZ.

THE END.

Make your own Fairy Tale at fuali.com

Today has been pretty peaceful. We slept until almost 1 and then had a lazy breakfast. After that we started trying to accomplish a few things around the house. The end result is that all the art is now hung so there aren’t random scattered paintings in every room, my dresser is starting to look like an actual dresser instead of a storage pit, my shoes are all neatly organized on my new shoe rack and I’ve finally boxed up, wrapped and addressed all the packages that are a result of my San Francisco trip. I’ve decided to facilitate the actual sending of the packages that I should group them into as few packages as possible. As a result every family member I have in Texas must now make a trip to my grandmother’s house……oh yeah, Angela has to too……that is, if she ever wants her birthday present, although by the time I actually send this present it’ll likely be long past her birthday. 🙂 I figure I’ll send it next Thursday after I get paid again, I’m too close to broke to send it this pay period……although where the money goes I’ll always wonder.

On a different note, I got my hair cut yesterday. I really like it. It’s not nearly as short as the last time I cut it, but still very easy to maintain. I just couldn’t handle the nasty “growing out an old haircut” look any more. I figure if I just get it cut every three months to increasingly longer lengths I’ll eventually get it grown out to where it should be again without having to go through too much of an ackward phase. Granted it’ll take much longer to grow out this way, but it’s not like it would have happened over night the other way either.

I’m not sure if I mentioned it on here yet, but Seth got to put out a fire in our parking garage the other night. Some lady’s truck was shooting flames out the passenger window….it was a good thing she hadn’t parked even one spot over or she would have likely caught the trees that are on the edge of the garage on fire! She didn’t even know about the fire until long after everything was over. The truck is still sitting in the same place though, I wonder what they’re going to do with it? Anyhow, that was completely irrelevant but since I wasn’t sure I had written about it when it happened I figured I would post it now just so it was recorded for me to look back at a year from now and go “ooooh, I remember when that happened,” ’cause I’m wierd and I like doing that sort of thing.

Not alot else to report today but I’m trying to get back in the regular posting habit despite the lack of fast access internet. I’m becoming increasingly annoyed with Earthlink though and am trying to remember that I like them and that they’ve always been a very convenient company in the past. I suppose that’s all for today, tune in tomorrow for yet another riveting episode of “Nikki’s Life”

Well, not alot new to report here. I still don’t have DSL, although the blame for that is currently residing somewhat uneasily on my own shoulders…..but I’ve pretty much worked out a way to shift that. 🙂 Turns out I gave the company the wrong phone number….the new number and one of my work numbers are remarkably similar and I keep getting them mixed up in my head. However, if the company had started implementing the change two weeks ago like they were supposed to I would have found out about this much sooner and been able to correct it……see, there goes the blame shifting! 🙂

Work has been pretty hectic, but is still satisfying. It’s nice to not have every day be the same old stuff, although definitely a bit stressful.

Home is still a bit transitional, we didn’t end up moving the stuff from seth’s parents garage until monday and I’ve been sick so I haven’t really done anything, although I’m feeling much better so those finishing touches (which is all that’s actually left) will be done this weekend, most likely tonight.

In other random news I got my christmas presents from Jessica’s family this week. They actually came in last week but I wasn’t able to get to the post office until Tuesday. I got this really pretty cameo ring from Daddy that he’s given all of us girls along with a really sweet note about how no matter how far away I am he’s always there for me. Her family is just amazing. They truly are more my family that my own family is.

Speaking of my family, I’ve had this strange rash of communication with my father, which has been nice, if a bit disconcerting. I still haven’t heard back from my mother, but no surprise (and quite a bit of relief) there.

Anyhow, I suppose I should get back to work, just figured I would update while I have a chance. As always, all paragraph breaks are courtesy of friendly reminders from Katie. 🙂

Hugs and love to all!

I know….I know……if you guys go too long without posting I bitch, whine, complain and make a huge nuisance of myself until you get your acts together and start updating and then I disappear for the better part of a week. But it’s not my fault, really…..blame stupid Earthlink who STILL hasn’t switched on my DSL at the new place, and in fact was still CHARGING me for DSL at the old place until Thursday when I called and yelled at them for half an hour about how incompetent they are and how I’m not going to pay them at all for the switch if they don’t get it done in the amount of time they said they would, etc, etc, etc…..

I must say, it was quite mean, but it seems to have worked. Whereas nothing had been done on my account as of Thursday, today I checked and the switch is well under way, they’ve FINALLY taken that stupid moving fee out of my bank account, they undid the dsl charges from the 29th of December forward and in fact didn’t even charge me for DSL at ALL last month, even though technically I should have paid it from the 16th through the 29th, and today I walked in and saw the DSL sync light on my modem flashing briefly which means they were probably testing the line or something. I should probably have DSL again by Tuesday at the latest. Which means I’ll be back to my regular updates. My dial-up connection is ridiculously slow though, something like 14.4 most of the time, although I’ve seen it go as high as 30-something, which is still pretty pathetic. Needless to say, slow internet is depressing so I’ve just not been on the internet for the past week at home and have been too busy at work to have time to log on. So I’m sorry I haven’t updated, and promise I’ll be more regular soon, but will be accepting no recriminations for my hypocritical behavior. 🙂

Anyhow, life is pretty normal around here right now. We STILL haven’t completely settled in, partly because we were still moving things up until thursday. I’m currently trying to think of ways to re-arrange the second bedroom/office, I hate the way it’s set up right now and it’s only a matter of time before I figure out a more ideal arrangement. The living room and kitchen are pretty well set, we’re still trying to decide what we’re doing with the dining room and the master bedroom is about halfway finished, mainly due to the fact that I went to San Francisco last week and have been too busy and/or lazy this week to mess with it. This is a long weekend though so everything should be in place by the end of it….in fact I’m getting off here right now to get back to work, I just wanted to update and check up on everybody while I had a chance. Oh, and Angela sent around a really sweet chainletter (god I hate chainmail, but this really was sweet….well, minus the guilt trip on the end if you don’t forward it) so instead of going against all my natural tendencies and forwarding it (god help me if it ever comes to that!) I figured I would just put it here and that takes care of everybody. 🙂
Hugs and love,
Nikki

(I deleted most of the story, it was too long and came annoyingly close to making me cry, so I’ve selected the pertinant, non-crying parts to put here.) 🙂

“I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to
appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit
alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much
bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss
to appreciate all that you possess. I wish enough “Hello’s” to get you through
the final “Good-bye.”
My friends and loved ones, I wish you ENOUGH!!!


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