Ozzily Yours

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Go Jumbos!

Tufts was prominently featured on last night's episode of Beauty and the Geek, as gender-role-reversing team Nicole and Sam headed to Somerville for a one-day taste of her everyday, geeky life. A music theory grad student, she showed him the fancy-schmancy new music building and performance hall, and damn if it didn't actually look pretty impressive. I don't know if I'm more thrilled by the good publicity she's giving Tufts, or by the fact that she quite regularly wears the same "Reading is Sexy" shirt that I do (having received it as a gift from the husband two birthdays ago). I also don't know exactly how embarrassed I should be by my excitement.

Either way, Tufts geeks represent.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

On Drug Use

In this season of excessive eating, I've had an important revelation:

It's a good thing I never got into pot, because given how much I eat when I'm in a sober state, I can't even imagine how huge I'd be if I were a stoner.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

It's Just What I Need

The scene: I am sitting on the couch stickering* with Bring It On happily ensconced in the DVD player. The husband wanders out from the office and watches me singing along to "You're Just What I Need," the song that Cliff writes for Torrance to encourage her in getting through her cheerleading woes.

The Husband: Do you own the soundtrack to this movie?
Me: Yeah, but this song isn't on it, which really pisses me off.

And then I continue singing along. Because I know all the words. At which point it begins to dawn on me that perhaps I've watched Bring It On too many times....

*over 5,000 cards stickered and counting! No thanks to Bring It On, though, productivity was dismally low during that one, because I have to watch all the cheerleading scenes and the entire Sparky Palastri sequence....

Friday, November 09, 2007

Hostile Seven What Now?

I wore my Hostile 17 shirt to work today. 2 or 3 people complimented me on it, and I was pleased to be surrounded by fellow dorks. However, when someone else asked me what it meant, it turned out that the 2 or 3 people who had complimented it had no idea it was an allusion to anything, they just thought it was a cool shirt. And I don't know if that's more or less weird than my previous assumption that that many people were into Buffy.

Anyway, my response was to seek out solace from the coworker who uses "frakking " quite regularly, because I knew he'd understand.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Things I Learn

There is busy work to be done. For reasons far too boring to go into, I have about three weeks to make sure thousands of stickers are affixed to thousands of postcards. While some of this can and will be done by our fabulous intern, I had the revelation recently that, sadly, her two days a week will not be enough time to complete the busy work that must be done.

With that in mind, and knowing that the husband would be out tonight, I brought a stack of the busy work home tonight, figuring I could throw in a couple of DVDs I know fairly well to keep me entertained, but not distracted, while accomplishing the task at hand. And as a result, this is what I have learned about myself:

  • I am incapable of taking Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle out of the DVD player without watching the deleted scene featuring a dancing Eddie Kaye Thomas and David Krumholtz
  • I am insanely curious about whether NPH's real-life coming-out will be a plot device in Harold and Kumar 2
  • I must focus all my attention on the screen during the scene in Can't Hardly Wait in which Charlie Korsmo sings Paradise City
  • I continue to believe that the relationship between Denise and Kenny is FAR more interesting, relevant, and believable than the one between Preston and Amanda (although Ethan Embry is adorable)
  • I'm a little shocked and embarrassed that this is the first time I noticed that the guy who played Owen in "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date" is one of the guys who hits on Jennifer Love Hewitt after her confrontation with Peter Facinelli
  • Whenever I see Peter Facinelli in anything, I find myself wondering if he and Jennie Garth are still married (it would appear they are, in case you wonder as well)
  • I get defensive about the cat being angry at me because there is no room in my lap for him to cuddle in, and end up talking to him about it; he does not seem to care for my explanations
  • It takes me three hours and two glasses of wine to stick 800 stickers to 800 postcards... I guess I'm glad we have a fairly sizeable DVD library (it's going to be a long few weeks)
I have other things to say... just not finding the time to say them. Will work on getting better about it.