Friday, November 24, 2006

Sayings I love...

I see things and hear things that I just think are great and need to write them down so I don't forget.
Most of my favorites are from Jami-Love. Including:
"Crazy ha-ha or crazy uh-oh"
"You smell like baby unicorns and dreams"
and the best, "All I hear you saying is blah blah blah, I'm a dirty tramp"
And then joe joe, with "I'm totally mostly joking!"
That's all I can think of right now, I have to go play super nintendo now. Goodnight.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I've been tagged - Thanks Emily

Current mood: curious

I have been tagged. I've never been tagged before... but since Miss Emily tagged me and I love her, I'll tell you 6 weird things about myself, because I'm supposed to.

1. I refuse to put blinds up in my kitchen, but I am afraid of the windows in my house when it's dark. You don't know whats out there, and when I look in the window at night I'm afraid something will appear on the other side.

2. I am afraid of people in furry costumes. Not run-away scared but they are certainly not allowed to touch me...Ever. You can't see their face, you don't know who's in there!

3. I really hate cold pasta. I won't eat macaroni salad or spaghetti salad or whatever kind of cold pasta you present. If people say, oh, try the pasta, I'll put it on my plate but then later secretly throw it away...It's nasty.

4. I think there is some kind of celery conspiracy and I won't have it. There are several foods which inexplicably have celery in them, and I hate it and won't eat it. Don't put..celery in my chili, don't put it in my chinese food, and certainly do not put it in any of my soups!..No thank you.

5. I won't drink milk after the expiration date. Even if it smells fine and looks fine, I will believe it has bad enzymes in it and have to throw it out.

6. I have sample sizes of everything. Shampoos, lotions, toothpaste, floss, soap, etc etc. and won't ever throw any out. I have this collection of 40 something sample sized toiletries in my bathroom cabinet. And I always look for more when I'm at the store. But to be fair, I do use them. And then buy more...

Bonus! -- I eat salad like people eat french fries, I dip the lettuce in the dressing. Yum.

And I tag these bitches, Jennifer, Fulka, Dave, Jami.Love and Shaffer

Thursday, October 26, 2006

All wedding photos now online - final announcement.

Current mood: tired

This is the last time, I swear. Both websites are now active and photos are posted.
You'll like them, I promise.

Hey everybody, it's the moment you've all been waiting for... the wedding photos!!!

From September 23, 2006 at Wellers in Saline, where Damon married Melissa and it was a good party!

The first website is a collection of photos from our friends and family who attended the wedding, and as I receive more I will post them. I will also be updating the captions.
Go here:

The second website is the professional shots from our photographer, You can purchase photos through this website, and there are a lot to choose from. Look carefully - there are some great shots in there!
Go here:
event code: T0923BECKER


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Hot for Heroin Sheik

Current mood: curious

So, I was watching Saturday Night Live this past weekend and the band was My Chemical Romance, and they get on and start jamming and I don't know if you know, but the lead singer has this short, white haircut going on, and dark heroin addict eyes - somewhat similar to Joaquin Phoenix eyes, all dark and twisty, right?
So, I know the dark eyes is probably just makeup but I found it kinda hot. He's not even manly, he's sort of boyish and even quasi-feminine and perhaps even looks ill. But still... he was kinda hot. Why is that hot? Why?
Is it the eye-makeup thing? Cause I'm pretty hot for Ewan MacGregor and Johnny Depp when they're wearing eyeliner, but that's obvious hot.
Is it that I'm really into dead things like Halloween and skull heads?
Is anybody else hot for this kid?

Sunday, October 8, 2006

Wedding Gift Etiquette

Current mood: confused

I loved my wedding, we had fun, our guests were great. Afterward we did the sorting of things and found that some people who came did not even extend the courtesy of a card.
I don't need your money, but a gesture of a card would be nice, ok? So, I thought this was weird, and asked other married people but they too, had several guests who came with nothing for the couple. Personally, I would never attend a wedding without a gift for the couple, it's just rude. So, I looked up some etiquette for all you folks and here's the scoop.

"Contrary to popular belief, there is no calculable amount of money each person attending a wedding should spend on a wedding gift. It is not the amount of money spent on the reception divided by the number of guests. A gift should be a token of affection, and is not intended to pay for the wedding. However, to not send a gift altogether is in poor taste. A wedding invitation carries with it an obligation to send a gift, even if you cannot attend the actual wedding. Depending on your relationship with the couple, the gift can be small, or something more substantial."

And Emily Post, wedding etiquette queen:
If you are invited to the ceremony and/or reception, you should send a gift, whether you are attending or not. Generally, gifts are sent to the bride in advance of the wedding. In some localities, gifts are brought to the reception and placed on a special table.

Now, I don't want anything, but for crap sake's when you people attend weddings in the future, bring a gift!

Friday, October 6, 2006


Current mood: cheerful

Hey folks, back from Hawaii with short update - we're home. The wedding was AWESOME, if you weren't there I wish you could have been (it was a small wedding).
Photos and blogs to come soon.
Love ya all.

Friday, September 1, 2006


Current mood: curious

So, this past weekend I go white water rafting in West Virginia, which was pretty kick ass - even though you are sore after and scared during it. It is still kick ass. So it rained the last night we were there, and we are camping so it is MUDDY. The tent is muddy, the cooler, everything, so hell with it, we put the tent in a garbage bag and drag it all home. I set the tent up on my back deck all nice and pretty and hose it off to let it dry. So I get home from work yesterday to put the tent away.. and no tent.
The cooler is there, the tent rain flap is there, the string I used to tie the tent to the deck is there, cause it was a little breezy. No tent. I walk all over the backyard confused and ... well confused. Where does a tent go? Who steals a tent? I'm calling people, "have you seen my tent?"

Until... I walk out the front door and see, my tent, way the hell over in my neighbors front yard, facing me, as if to taunt me.

HOW in all blazes of glory did my tent go from being tied up on my back porch, all the way around the house, around the fence, around my neighbors car, across his driveway to plant itself facing me all nice and pretty? And what the hell did it do to get the poles all scratched to hell? Did it roll over the roof? I called my neighbor to tell him my tent came over to play and he said I had the wrong number, I assured him that I did not and my tent really was in his yard.

Some serious supernatural tent-scapades going on here... I suspect the cat.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Wedding to do list...

Current mood: drained

Groom? Check.
Flowers? Check.
Dress? Check.
Ceremony and reception site? Check.
DJ? Check.
Photographer? Check.
Going slightly bridezilla on dad for not keeping up with his end of the bargain? Check.

Eeh, my wedding shower is today, that means my wedding is in less than 60 days, and my free time slowly and slowly dissapates into nothingness and despair. Every evening, some thing needs attention, every weekend there's something else. Where oh where did my free life go? Oh where or where did it go? Like to make plans with me? It probably should be on a Tuesday, in October. I was never that little girl that danced around with the pillowcase dreaming to marry the boys. Hell, we've been together 8 years. Just wanted to do it up nice, for us, for the family. It's fun doing it, but it will be weird when it is over to not have a three page to-do list.
Other than that I am really looking forward to the shower, it will be nice to see the family and I think it's going to be a lot of fun!!!
And all you folks that tell me to elope? TOO LATE, deposits have been paid!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Current mood: giddy

So I'm twenty eight. Not twenty seven anymore or even twenty four. Twenty Eight. Just 700 something short days of THIRTY. Sigh.
Nothing was wrong with Twenty four, why can't I stay there? Even twenty-six? You're far from twenty-one, far from THIRTY.
Ho hum.
Oh and my wonderful thoughtful parents came and brought birthday cake on the 4th and we did a little birthday thing, but my mom forgot to put candles on the cake or sing or anything which I don't like people singing to me anyway so that's fine. But as she's leaving she hands me the candles. A two and an eight. So I took them to vegas with me. Everything I ate that day got the 28 stuck in it and lit. I'm using these bitches by god. Pancakes were stuck, lit on fire and blown out. Fettucine Alfredo, and then stuck in the top of a couple wine pitchers. It was pretty fun.
Damn twenty-eight.

Chasing the Spin

Whoooeee! VEGAS! is CRAZY! So if you haven't been there, go there. Now. Get up, c'mon, go. It's like an adult theme park, there's nothing like it in the world. It's so big in every sense of the word. And it is money baby, money. Everything smells like money. Every path is a secret rouse to get your money. But there's this game, "WHEEL OF FORTUNE" where you get to "spin the wheel" when it lands on a certain image, and when you "spin the wheel" you get anywhere from 25 coins to 1,000. So you sit there, chasing the $1,000 and getting 60 or 40. But once I did get 200! And then gave it all back, and then some... chasing the spin.
And it's HOT! I LOVE it hot. Like 100 degrees every day, it was perfect. We stayed at the Venetian and seriously, the bathroom was bigger than the last TWO hotel rooms I stayed in. (to be fair one was in London, the other in Florence, but seriously!?)

Oh, and I'm the cooler. If you don't know the reference look up the movie "The Cooler." Nothing will make you lose money faster than me standing beside you. Lookie, there I am! Oh, there goes your money. Damon only won when I was in the bathroom or not looking. When I was watching he was bleeding quarters. Dammit all to hell, but I am the cooler.

But that's Vegas, baby, Vegas!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Anderson Cooper and the Daily Show

Current mood: crazy

Holy crapolie,
Anderson Cooper (one of the three people in the world I'd most like to meet) was just on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart (another of the three people in the world I'd most like to meet). It almost made my head explode. Anderson is so friggin cool, I don't think I'm all that hot for him, but he's more like an idol. An Icon, if I may, of what Journalism should be and someone you can idol, unlike those American Idols or those little girls that once wanted to be just like Britney Spears (boy did she hit the wall!) So, yeah it was awesome.

Side note on the Daily Show. Jon Stewart is also an idol of Journalism and one of the 7 gods. However! Though Steven Colbert is obviously supported by Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, how come when I watch the Colbert Report, I oddly feel somewhat shameful and dirty as if I had somehow been cheating on Jon Stewart. What if the ratings of the Daily Show go down because of the Colbert Report and somehow the CR replaces the Daily Show?! Oh how shameful of me to have supported such a thing! I deserve a stern scolding for that one. Sorry Jon Stewart, you are my one and only (and you too Anderson...)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Johnny Vegas

Current mood: bouncy

I'm going to Vegas!
I was once in Vegas for a layover and I was walking around and this payphone was ringing. So I look at it, people around it tell me to answer it.. I pick up the receiver and say the first thing that comes to my mind... "VEGAS" can I help you?
Who it was and the rest of the conversation are just not as entertaining as answering "Vegas" to a random ringing payphone while in Vegas. I am so clever it hurts.
So yes, I'm going to Vegas and I'm staying at the Venetian from July 6-9 and I'm so excited! I'm gonna see the Bellagio fountains and lose money and wander around casinos as big as the town I live in. Yeehah! It's so gonna kick ass.

Monday, June 19, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth

Current mood: determined

I just saw this movie last night and holy crap was it GREAT. Please, you all really have to go see this. Just at least watch the preview right now. It will make you want to see the movie. And then GO SEE THE MOVIE. And when you are done seeing the movie. DO SOMETHING.
When you see the movie, tell everyone you know to see the movie.
I'll keep harassing you until you do it. Everyone I know will get it as a xmas present, so you might as well go do it right now.
Go. Now.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

This is REAL

Current mood: crazy

Some of you may have seen this, but I just found it and damn is it funny. Some things have been xxed out to protect the stupid. Please read carefully and if necessary refer to a map or globe.

-----Original Message-----
From: KEIRA [mailto:KEIRAFAV@xxxxxxx.COM]
Sent: October 13, 2004 5:00 PM
Subject: Australia Trains

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is August and I am a Travel Consultant with Cross Roads Travel American Express in Kenora, Ontario Canada. I have a client that would like to travel between the cities of Sydney, Tasmania, and New Zealand at her liesure and would like to know if there is a train or railway system that links these places.

If someone could email me back and let me know where I can find this information, that would be great as I have spent the better part of the day searching to no avail.

Thank you for your time,

August xxxxxxxxx

Monday, June 12, 2006


Current mood: okay

Create time for the things that you WANT to do, not the things that you HAVE to do.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

I'm home and sick

Current mood: sick

Everything went wrong in London and I am glad to be home. No more trips until September.
And it is HOT outside, it is so so spectacular, I set up my kiddie pool. Looking forward to being skinny in a bikini this summer yee ha!
I was watching the sopranos yesterday and this woman was all bijiggity about Vito being gay and I said wouldn't it be awesome if somehow we could prove jesus was gay? Take that and shove it you religious zealots.
Oh and this weekend April and Mike went to the cabin with Damon, and all of a sudden Mike said they had to get wine, and disappeared with April immediately. Like an hour later they came back with no wine, and damon called them on their lie, they went to get nookie in the park. See the story is really funny because now we make fun of them and say, yeah, I got some wine earlier, and I'm thinking about getting some wine tomorrow!
Oh and I hate babies. Children are a disease. Okay, that's not all true. Children on airplanes and children in movie theaters should all die. See on the plane to London there were these two demons disguised as children that were yelling and jumping on the seats and fighting and having pillow fights for like hours. Take that on a 8 hour flight. Die you stupid devil children!
Oh and this is the worst. Yesterday we go to see xmen (PG 13) and this bitch comes in late and sits right next to me with her BABY. What bitch brings a BABY to xmen? Oh and she brought her husband and 4 year old son too. The BABY is crying and the kid keeps talking, so I of course shushed them. Then the dad takes crying BABY and stands in the exit, so you can still hear crying BABY because daddy wants to see the movie.
Thanks! Love you! Buh bye!

Friday, May 19, 2006

I am not a fish!

Current mood: amused

So I work on the north campus of the University of Michigan in the Pierpont Commons, I sit by the window, like a fish in a fishtank, and all day long things go by. I sit and work at my computer and occasionally look up and see any number of odd things. Usually just people walking by, but today... today someone walked by in a chicken suit. A full, head to toe, chicken suit. Not sure why.

One time a guy in a wolverine suit went by, I figured he had a UM thing, but a chicken suit? Another time a guy went by in full makeup, spiked hair, and short plaid skirt and white girly button down top... maybe it was a frat thing, but a chicken suit?

One time a guy, (I am not lying) rode by on a unicycle. You look up, see a unicycle riding guy go by, and look back at your computer and continue to work. What can you say?

Not too long ago a large group of people walked by backwards. It was about 50 people, and then a few minutes later they did it again, and again. We never found out why they kept walking by, backwards.

Oh! The best one ever was the valentine ninjas. One time, on valentines day like two years ago, a group of maybe 12 people in full black ninja costumes (only the eyes showing) ran through the entire building and whipped candy at people. That was interesting.

Maybe the guy in the chicken suit will come back and I can ask him what the hell he's doing.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Heathrow Airport

Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Current mood: quixotic

Got to go to London this Sunday for the bread and butter tour of the year. This will be the third year in a row I get to go to the prestigous Chelsea Flower Show. This is where I take 94 grandmothers to visit English Gardens that they've always dreamed of. Insert LOTS of patience.
This is the one I get the best questions from. In 2005, a lovely group of ladies (from the south) plopped down in a cafe in London and promptly said, "Can we use American money here?"
Now dear, if someone from England came to your little cafe in nowheresville usa, can they use British Pounds? Probably not.
Another great one is "Why don't they make the planes stop flying overhead when our guide is talking?" As if we control airport traffic?
And my all time favorite: "Why did they build Windsor Castle so close to the airport?"

Perhaps, maybe... just maybe... the castle was there first?

This one time, a TRAVEL AGENT called and asked our Australia expert about train schedules from New Zealand to Sydney (you may have to check a globe for that one...)

If you find yourself asking these questions, or ones similar to it, please stop. I am not being picky. These are pretty obvious. You make me insane.