Saturday, March 24, 2007


So there's this cool site ( ) that lets you map out all the places you've visited. I decided to compare my travels to my husbands.

It seems I'm at 4% of the world and he's at 11%. That's insane to think about how much is left , but I suppose work and lack of funds have an impact on that. On a high note, I've been in 62% of the US. Work probably had quite a bit to do with that. I don't know that I would consider my work travel "seeing" a city or state. Sometimes I get to see the office, a hotel and, if I'm lucky, the local bar.

There have been a few instances when I dragged my co-workers out to see things that annoyed them (I secretly think they enjoyed it).

I saw the OKC bombing memorial which was awesome. Conveniently it was nighttime which, as it turns out, is the best time to see it. That happened to work out since that was the only time I could go..

The Art Institute of really can't pass up a chance to see Nighthawks in person. I don't know that I love it, but it's iconic.

You haven't lived until you've eaten Burnt Ends in KC - mmmmm, meat.

I don't know if this qualifies as fun necessarily, but we went. What was really cool about the whole experience was how they get you up there. If you think about it, you have to ride up in an elevator that goes sideways. Yes, it does make you a little queasy when you look down from the top..... A boss I had later in life, not the one I visited this with, told me he peed on the arch. He then proceeded to laugh like a lunatic. Needless to say he didn't last very long.

Been to the original McCormick & Schmicks in Portland, OR. Guess what, it's the same as the one down the street....

Drove from Seattle to Portland instead of flying - awesome drive - got to see Mt. Rainier as well as gorgeous scenery.

For those of you who know me, you know I don't eat meat on the bone. It skeeves me out. The one and only time I broke this rule was at Mary Macs in Atlanta, GA. Many of you may know Mrs. J as well and so you also know that we don't "fry" anything in her house. As a result, this was my first run in with fried chicken and good lord I could have eaten 30 chickens fried that day. Screw the trans fats that was a little slice of heart attack heaven. And don't even ask me about the Mac & Cheese....

And San Antonio would not have been complete without a few drunken evenings on the Riverwalk . The Alamo on the other hand was about the size of my garage and the first time I drove past it on my way to the office, I blinked and missed it.

And since right now I can't think of anymore places worth writing about I'll tell you about one I was dragged to and hated. It's like a consumer disneyland hell with alcohol and children, fat people and tank tops, lots of artificial sand and Jimmy get the picture .

PS - Don't eat at "Marley's" - I did and I drank enough to kill a large farm animal. Then I bought a Jamaica tee shirt. Enough said. No good can come of purchasing tourist merchandise.

Friday, March 23, 2007

My Celebrity Look Alikes?

So I saw this thing celebrity look alikes thing on someones page and decided it would be fun to try it out. I wish I could figure out how to post it here, more than 50% of the people who I look like are not Caucasian.....

This made me think about when I first met my husband and he showed my picture to his friends in Germany and they asked if I was Asian. I figured that was because they are in a country devoid of actual Asians and therefore don't know what real Asian people look like.

This leads me to one of two conclusions:
1. The celebrity look a like people are really a bunch of Germans sitting in a room looking at the picture you submit saying "yep, this one is Asian - just show her all the Asian pictures". or,
2. I actually sort of do look Asian

Ok..I'm finished.

Monday, March 12, 2007

21 ways you know you're from "the ville"

Ok so I pilfered this from my friend's little bro because I thought it was hysterical. It required some updating for people "my age" but it was hysterical how much of this crap is still going on.
1. Till this day you still tell people your from the "ville" or "pville" even though you know they dont know where it is
2.You go to college and say your from Philadelphia, because describing where it is, is just too difficult, plus people always end up thinking your from Arizona.
3. You drank or got high behind ALL of the following places: the woods behind the hockey field, KYAL, PMYC, PECO, Babe Ruth, ALL OF KIMBERTON IN GENERAL.
4. You knew how/when/where you could purchase 40's by the age of 14.
5. You have robbed the King of Prussia mall for all it was worth before the age of 17
6.You know someone that is in rehab as we speak
7. You still glance at the car wash on 23 at night to see whos out there showing off their car.
8.Drunken nights end at the Val.
9. You dont understand what is happening to Bridge Street and are appalled that someone is trying to make pville classy.
10. You go to the Kimberton Fair and the Dogwood drunk.
11. You have made out with someone in the racket ball courts of the YMCA....oh you havent...ahhh awkward....
12. Thanksgiving Eve is the biggest drinking night of the year and you probably spent it at the Spectators or the Lazy Dog
13. You remember when Bonanza burnt down
14.You have seen the Blob and could care less that it was filmed down the street
15. You know better than to go to the Phoenixville Hospital's E.R. because you'd be waiting well into your 30's for help.
16. In some way or another you are related to half the town.
17. You think everyone that went to Owen J Roberts lives on a farm.
18. You struggle today with finding states, rivers and mountain ranges because in the 8th grade, when you were SUPPOSED to be learning this crap in geography, you were watching "back to the future" over and over again.... (This one was kind of funny becuase for those of us who graduated a few years earlier it was non stop Sex Pistols recordings...what was that guys name who taught - or didn't as the case may be - geography???)
19. Driving 35 through the park is not an option, even though Bambi and his extended family are waiting....plotting....
20. One word. Jamesway.
21. You vacation places like the Jersey shore every summer and EVERY time you run into some else from the ville because Phoenixville follows you EVERYWHERE.