Friday, April 28, 2006

a very serious question

which scene is better:

the Carpenter's scene from TOMMY BOY


the Wilson Phillips scene from HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE?

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Friends With Money

The Main Gay and i went to go see Friends With Money, the other night. he had seen it the night before and said it was so good he would see it with me.

and let me JUST tell you...

it was AMAZING and FABULOUS and BEAUTIFUL and MARVELOUS. i can i dentify with each of the characters and realized that, in my life, i had made a LOT of the words the women made. no, literally. ver batim.

you need to go see it, RIGHT NOW!

i will wait here while you go.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

the WORLD'S longest survey thingie

1. Name: christel
2. Single or Taken: taken
3. Sex: female
4. Siblings: 1 older sister, 2 younger brothers.
5. Eye color: ba-loo
6. Shoe size: 11 (go ahead, make the skis jokes....)
7. Height: 5' 8.5"
8. Innie or Outie: innie
9. What are you wearing right now? pj's
10.Where do you live? amarillo, tx
Where did 11 go?? to hell
12. Can you make a dollar in change right now: prolly some way, in this house
13. Do you have a BF or GF: you mean besides Taylor Hicks, Vin Diesel, Chris Isaak, Ben Affleck, Jason LaRue, Kevin Spacey, John Cusack, Andy Pettitte, Matthew McConaughey, Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp... shall i go on?
14. Did you send this to your crush? only if my crush reads this...
15. Best place to go for a date? :somewhere 'mantical
1. Kind of pants: pj's
2. Number: 3
3. Boys Name: sean, aidan, tiernan,
4. Girls Name: celia, grace, liadan
5. Animal: bunny rabbit
6. Drinks: coffee, beer, rum, scotch, red wines
7. Month: october
8. Juice: pineapple
9. Breakfast: bean and bacon omelet with extra green sauce
10. Cartoon character(s): spongebob squarepants
Have You Ever..
1. Given anyone a bath?: sure
2. Smoked? i even quit!
3. Bungee Jumped? yeah.... nuh-uh
4. Made yourself throw-up?: i suck at that skill
5. Gone skinny dipping: not yet
6. Put your tongue on a frozen pole: No...Duh. I've seen A Christmas Story (ditto, ang)
7. Loved someone so much it made you cry?: still
8. Broken a bone: my toe when i was drrrrrrrunk
9. Played truth or dare: do strip dice count?
10. Been in a police car: yep. stupid mike and his stupit POT
11. Been on a plane: DUR
12. Came close to dying: only of embarrassment (again, ditto)
13. Been in a sauna: ewww...
14. Been in a hot tub: yes
15. Swam in the ocean: lots of em...
17. Ran away?: sure did, with an empty suitcase. i think i was 9.
18. Broken someone's heart: didn't mean to, if i did.
19. Cried when someone died: what sort of heartless bastard doesn't?
20. Cried in school: are you new?
21. Fell off your chair: in 2nd grade. and HURT myself BADLY!
22. Sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call: Night? Thats for losers....I'm hardcore. I'd wait all DAY AND night...(this answer is too good to erase!)
23. Saved any IM convos: nope
24. Saved emails: uh-huh
25. Made out with/kissed just a friend?: i'm an equal opportunity kisser
26. Used someone: define "used"
What is...
1. Your good luck charm?: my celtic trinity
2. One Best song you ever heard: into the mystic
3. What's your room like: fuctional... a bed, 2 dressers, a kickass coffeetable, a tv and usually all 3 kids on the bed
4. What is beside you?: my husband, on the couch
5. The last thing you ate?: tacos
6. What kind of shampoo do you use? paul mitchell super skinny (i think i should be drinking it too?)
Ever Had...
1. Chicken pox: and the scars to prove it
2. Sore Throat: who didn't?
3. Stitches: yes.... thanks, emily.
4. Broken nose: it's too little to BE broken
Do You...
1. Believe in love at first sight: it's possible
2. Like picnics: it's the ants i don't like
3. Liked school: i guess
1. What schools have you gone to: k-12 and massage therapy school and 3 years at a technical college
2.Who was the last person you called: mac
3. Who was the last person you slow danced with: eddie
4. Who did you last dirty dance with: i think it was eddie
1. Did you last yell at: rooney, he pooped on the floor
2. Broke your heart: which time?
3. Told you they loved you: eddie
4. loudest friend? that would be the Allie Pants
Do you?
1. Do you like filling these out: yeah, but this one... holy monkey, are we done yet?
2. Do you wear contact lenses or glasses: bof'um
3. Do you like yourself: have you MET me? i'm FABULOUS!
4. Do you get along with your family: a'course
1. What are you listening to right now?: me typing and the Reds game
2. What did you do yesterday?: work, manicure, asleep on the couch by 11:30
3. Gotten any awards: i'm what they call an "over-acheiver"
4. What car do you wish to have?: a silver porsche cabriolet
5. Where do you want to get married?: hope i don't have to do that again...
6. Good driver?: oh yeah
7. Good singer?: i'm not quite American idol caliber anymore, but i can kick some ass at karaoke!
9. How many remote controls are in your house: 3
10. What do you dream about?: happiness, beaches, my own coffee roasting business
11. When you last showered: this morning
12. Scary or Funny Movies: funny
13. Chocolate or Vanilla: chocolate
14. Root beer or Dr. Pepper: root beer
15. Skiing or SnowBoarding: neither
16. Summer or winter?: fall
17. Silver or Gold?: silver
18. Sprite or 7up: whats it mixed with? (and AGAIN with the ditto)
19. Coffee or tea: what's tea?
20. Phone or in person: in person
21. Are you oldest, middle, youngest: old middle
22. Indoor or outdoor: if by "outdoor" you mean tropical island...
23. Diamond or pearl: diamond
Today did you:
1. Talk to someone you like: i kinda like him...
2. bought something? i bought lunch...
3. Get sick: heartsick
4. Sang: always
5. Talked to an ex: no
6. Miss someone: oh yeah
7. Work out: not today
Last person who....
1. Was in your bed: me and hubby and 3 cats
2. Saw you cry: mac
3. Made you cry: my life
4. Went to the movies with: mac
5.Went to the mall: mac
6. Said "I Love You" and meant it: eddie
7. You Hugged: eddie
8. Kissed you: eddie
Have you..
1. Ever been in a fight with your pet: yes, have you ever tried to give a cat a bath, or medicine?
2. Been to California: not yet
3. Been to Mexico: not yet
4. Been to Canada: don't wanna
5. Been to Europe: sure have
1. Do you have a crush on someone: DUR, but don't ask me to narrow it down to just one.
2. What book are you reading now? the last harry potter, blue coyote, salmon of doubt, in her shoes, mermaid chair, mars and venus, dress your family in denim and courderouy (i have em stashed everywhere)
3. Best feeling in the world: being in love
4. Future KIDS names: depends on the FUTURE...
6. Whats under your bed: a suitcase and cat fur
7. Favorite sports to watch: baseball
8. Piercing/Tattoos: ears and nose pierced, 3 tattoos
10. Who do you really hate?: my first step-father
11. Have you ever liked someone you didn't have a chance with: are you familiar with a little something called "high school"?
12. Have you ever cried: uhhhhh, DUH!
13. Are you lonely right now? define "lonely"
14. Song that's stuck in your head right now: for once it's NOT "sugar we are going down"
15. Have you ever played strip poker: see also "strip dice"
16. Have you ever gotten beat up: not physically
17. Have you ever been on radio/TV: yes
20. Last person you talked to on the phone?: mac
21. Your Favorite Food?: chickenandfries
23. Popcorn flavor? i need my kernels to be DROWNING in buttah
24. Cats or Dogs: see also: "3 cats"
26. How many pillows do you sleep with: 1
27. Who are you missing right now? neither you, nor i have time for THAT list
28. Who do you think is handsome?: my husband
29. Who do you think is beautiful?: me, on the inside
30. What is the most important Character trait? humor

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


the adoption process, that is.

yes, ladies and germs... due to all of your crossing of fingers, toes, and various other body parts,


Rooney Callahan can stay.

E had no say after he saw the picture with the remote. it was pretty much decided. it really was up to the Other KittyGirls in the house. we had a family meeting and the girls agreed they would not eat him. and he agreed that he would not pull their tails. and all was good.

so we are now, OFFICIALLY, "Those People" with the 3 cats.

Saturday, April 15, 2006


when i worked for the coffee roaster, we created a wholesale company as well. using my incredible artistic talent i created the logo. and helped to inspire some of the blends. the company has since taken off and i have a great sense of pride in it and it's "employees"

i found out their website is up and running.

go here for CHAOS!!!

tell em the RockStar sent ya!

Monday, April 10, 2006


my friend Mac wanted a cat. around Christmas time, he found out his cousins had a cat they couldn't keep. so the cat began it's journey to Mac's house. i think the cat had to come from Lubbock and his mom was so kind to keep it for a few weeks until Mac could get down there to get her. she is a registered persian. tortoise shell in color. and since we have 2 torties, i was excited to see what a long-haired one looked like.

one day at work, before he retrieves his cat, he gets a call from his mother. she tells him that she saw his new cat, Maggie, with another cat and she thinks she "got him away from her soon enough" as in... they were doing the Kitty Nasty.

a day or so later, she tells him that he will probably need to give her a good brushing since she hasn't been able to do it lately.

then later in the day she called back to tell him he might want to get a flea collar since she had been outside.

so Mac was very excited about his new "mangy, flea-bitten, knocked-up cat"

but when he got her, it wasn't as terrible as it seemed. but we found out weeks later, that she was, indeed, knocked-up.

now, my friend Mac lives in an apartment that he has beautifully decorated. and since this was also his first cat, he realized, "he was NOT equipped for kittens" so he sent maggie BACK to the country to have her litter right around the time she was ready to BURST! poor girl looked SO miserable.

so we were on Kitten Watch '06. all of us at work anxiously awaited the news of kittens. one girl we work with wanted one for her 6 year old daughter. and i was hoping there would be an orange boy to bring home to my family too. and even when i brought it up to my dear husband, he shot the idea down time and time again.

and then she went and had an orange one.

and we got pictures. and my heart was broken. and we waited 6 weeks for Maggie and her kittens to come home. Mac brought one back for the girl we work with. one back for a a guy we know to give to his sister and then the orange one and the grey one.

but he couldn't keep all the kittens in his apartment while he waited for them to be "adopted" so he asked if i would take one of the ones that wasn't spoken for for a week. i said, "yes, the orange one, right?" and so the deal was done.

now i hadn't told E about this transaction so yesterday when i came home from work with a cardboard box that was making tiny kitten noises, he was surprised, to say the least. first he was a little upset. and IMMEDIATELY said no. and then i told him it was only for a week and he rolled his eyes... and said OK. and i knew i might have my foot in the door when he got online to do research on how to introduce the kitten to our 2 kitty girls. and then he sent me to the store for kitten food, litter, food bowls, and a toy.

he then sat on the couch and watched the Master's with a sleeping kitten on his lap. (SCORE!)
i even heard him say, "too bad you are so fucking adorable!"

and he posted on his messageboards about good ways to handle the introductions... and then he posted pictures of him. hope E doesn't get too attached........

but here is the latest addition to our household.
i give you Rooney Callahan:

Rooney is scottish for red-haired
and about 8 of you can figure out the Callahan part.

and yes, we named him. he was Rooney Callahan before he was even born. we are those weird types who come up with pet names and then wait for that animal to come into our lives when they are supposed to. like Simon was Simon before we ever laid eyes on him. and E wants weimeraners named Fellas and Savannah. and i am still waiting for my english bulldog to name Agatha. they just haven't all been borned yet.

cross your fingers that we get to keep him for more than a week.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

have a coke and a brain tumor

dear Coke,

my friend just bought me a 4-pak of Coke BLAK. being a very enthusiastic coffee drinker, i was EXTREMELY excited to finally have a bottle of your newest product in my hands. as i was about to take the first sip, something prompted me to read the ingredients.

and i am very glad i did.

water...sugar...high fructose corn syrup.... etc. and the last 2 ingredients: aspartame and acesulfame potassium.


when a drink already has the high fructose corn syrup WHY add the artificial sweeteners? especially the ones that do the MOST damage. AND where is your PHENYLALANINE warning? oh, yeah, there isn't one.

so. i put the cap back on and threw the 4-pak in the trash. kudos on making money off my friend and most assuredly countless others, but this was a pretty dumb idea.

are you getting monetary compensation from the "poison" companies? i.e. the makers of aspartame and acesulfame k? is THAT why you put their poisons in your drinks that don't need them?

i am ashamed of you and for you, Coca Cola.

too bad i am posting this on my highly read blog too.

sincerely, christel

(sent via email on the coca-cola contact us form)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

i hate it when...

those damned quiz things are right...

Your Life Path Number is 1

Your purpose in life is to lead others.

You have great drive and determination. Nothing is going to stand in your way.
You seek out challenges and the spotlight. You'll take all the work - and all the glory.
Status and success are important to you. You demand the best from everyone and everything.

In love, you tend to take a protective role. You enjoy being the provider in relationships.

You expect others to be like you, and as a result, you are often disappointed.
A little selfish and vain, you always put yourself first.
Remember, everyone already knows you're great - you don't need to remind them!

Your Birthdate: December 3

You are more than a big ball of energy - you are a big ball of hyper.
You are always on the go, but you don't have a type a personality.
Instead of channeling your energy into work, you instead go for fun and adventure.
Witty and verbal, you can have an interesting conversation with anyone.

Your strength: Your larger than life imagination

Your weakness: You tend to be pretty scattered

Your power color: Lime

Your power symbol: Lightening bolt

Your power month: March