Wednesday, August 31, 2005

hey! my story is there!

you'll see some of my drivel HERE. if you wanna. but you don't have to.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

a question:

guess what's worse than a crappy goth musician?
one that lives forever.guess what's worse than a crappy goth musician?
one that lives forever.
guess what's worse than a crappy goth musician?
one that lives forever.
and that's what's on sci fi channel tonight! wheee! and joe mammy, can you remember the best quote from that movie EVER?

someday i'll be a better...

.... blogger. and that day will come tomorrow when i have a laptop back in my possession. i'm spoiled. i'm aware of this. so aware that it PAINS me to blog from an actual desktop computer and not my comfy mattress. but i sit at a desktop computer all day and by god, don't i deserve a lil' something extra? am i not worth comfort? ah hell...
but d-Hizzy will be back in seven hours. hurrah!
this weekend we shall be attending the mn. state fair. the kid will enjoy some rides w/d-Hizzy, i will enjoy watching them and not vomitting on them. i haven't the stomach for it, i tell you. any recommendations on what to snack on at the aforementioned fair?

Friday, August 26, 2005

blah blah blah

always a wee bit melancholy when i'm on my own -- i envy those who are really good at alone time, b/c i'm not. at all. and even when i have things that i need to do -- write a piece for clarkschpiell, wash the kitchen floor, do laundry, etc. -- i somehow get distracted and ultimately end up blogging.
which isn't a BAD thing, but i have the tendency to blog in lieu of things i REALLY need to do.
and on that note, i should start that ren fest piece. and then the whole world will understand why i have such hatred for that event. or at least the world will understand that i'm a little more hateful than everyone thought. something like that.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

an apology

i'm not apologizing for pat robertson -- but i'm going to apologize for making what could be seen as THE WORST POP CULTURE REFERENCE (see previous post) in the history of the world.

pat robertson...should i waste space on him? okay...LUNATIC. here are the ways i (not a member of the misinterpreting AP) would interpret the phrase "take him out" --

1. kill him
2. assassinate him
3. shoot him dead
4. lynch and hang him
5. make him meet with an accident
6. make him disappear

but maybe i'm reading into what mr. robertson said. he probably just meant "take him out to find a different job, maybe at a gas station or a grocery store. take him out to dinner or to a ballgame."

how would YOU interpret "take him out?" then tell me what you think would happen if someone -- a "private" citizen -- in another country called for the assassination of our leader from their television show?

does anyone else think this way?

i saw on that Katrina may hit florida as a hurricane, and all I could think was that 20 years ago she was probably in florida as one of The Waves.

more moi?

more moi?
Originally uploaded by kllnin.

am i ever as pissed off as i look in my pictures? not usually....but it keeps away the rif-raff.

guess who kicks karaoke a**?

Originally uploaded by kllnin.

this man right here!

bar boots!

bar boots!
Originally uploaded by kllnin.

these are my standard bar boots lately. note the blinding white skin. not tights. blinding white skin. i prefer "alabaster," but most people say "pasty."

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

a karaoke update

i'm at work.
it's a bit slow.
however it offers a chance to speak of last night's activities which included:
the songs?
1. tonight and the rest of my life by nina gordon
2. down by the water by pj harvey
3. i do by lisa loeb (a request, no less!)

that's right-- three damn songs.

oh, work is slow today. it's make the whole day move very, very slowly and i can't freakin' believe that it's only 12:16 p.m.

a shout out to mr. terry w., for tomorrow he is taking a giant leap in his health by quitting smoking (and i shall banish it altogether again as i've fallen off the wagaon a bit)!

my girl is enjoying the American Girl Store (Compound, actually) in Chicago with her dad and stepmum this week -- and friday she and i shall commence school clothes shopping -- old navy is really IS fun again!

sadly we have to put a little work into ye olde jetta -- fuel pump, possibly. somehow cars always know when you have recently been paid. how do they know? who tells them? how can i stop that phenomenon?

i need to find a hammock or some other swinging apparatus for the porch on the house. why? well there is nothing quite as soothing as a nice swing in the breeze on a day such as today -- except for a sharp stick in the eye. wait. what i mean to say is that a nice swing in the breeze is BETTER than a sharp stick in the eye. of course i've not recently put anything in my eye, let alone a sharp stick, so do i know that fact in all certainty? not a bit. if anyone does, please, offer your thoughts.

that leads me to think about my move toward contact lenses and the fact that i've worn them less than twice in the last two months. there is always something on them -- fuzz, lint, etc. -- that i can't manage to remove without dousing it with lens solution. then it's soaking wet and i can't make it move from my fingertip to my eyeball. "screw it!" i declare.

okay, just for a moment just now i fell asleep at my desk. then i sort of jolt awake, wondering if anyone saw that. i think i'm in the clear. but what about next time? what then, i ask?

i should look for work to do. hey! there is stuff to do! anything to make this eternal day move a little bit faster...

Monday, August 22, 2005

i should be doing my hair

in an effort to look more...well, like i've not just helped tow a car (mine) because of a possibly failing fuel pump... i'm going to do my hair. and then go to the townhouse and sing like i've never sung before. (not as in "i'm singing a whole bunch" but "i'm singing like this is the first time i've ever used my vocal cords for such an endeavor and it may drive my friends to drink excessively.")

i should also be uploading my photos from the (shiver) MN Renaissance Fest and working on my lil' narrative regarding the festival, but i've not quite narrowed down why exactly i dislike it so much. i need to have a more narrow focus other than the fifty things about it that i don't like. maybe it's easier to mention what i DID like:

-- the look on dressed up patrons' faces when someone mistakes them for an employee (as if we can tell the difference? come on!)
-- employees' faces when they are actually mocking a patron for dressing up -- do they expect that NOT to happen?
-- the look on my face when i'm about to buy something, i'm referred to as "milady" and that kills the sale for me.

so maybe i like more there than i originally thought.

so tonight's song choices for moi will be one or more of the following:
1. Tonight and the Rest of My Life by Nina Gordon
2. Sour Times by Portishead
3. Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega and DNA (if they have it)

i'll later (tomorrow) report on how that went for me.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

New on Clark Spiell and other notes...

A dandy site that is a good read, Clark Schpiell Productions (founded and contributed by some former Nodak folk) is something you'll want to check out on a regular basis. You will see here that dustin has contributed to it regarding the new series (that, in my opinion, is airing waaaaay too soon) "Over There."
I intend on contributing to the aforementioned site as well, and the focus of my contribution will be on the MN Renaissance Festival. You see, we got some free tickets from work and although Dustin refuses to go even in the name of mockery, darling Sarah Montgomery will be attending with me. Let the carnage begin, that's what i say. Oh no! if any of them read this, they may try to joust me! nay! thou shalt not joust me!

but i'm not dressing up and you can't make me.

Friday, August 19, 2005

up too late...

(in manner of cheerleader and crowd, or of protest leader and protest attenders:
what should i be doing?
what am i doing?

our cat little brother (who is no longer little but saying "big brother" is creepy) has become a very vocal cat. his meow has evolved from a meow into something that, on occasion, sounds like a person who is complaining or whining. not a real word comes out, but there is an undertone of disgruntledness. and quite frankly it's pissing me off. he will do it outside of the kiddo's door at night, waking her up and in turn waking ME up. so my question is this: what can i do to make him shut up (and don't you dare mention eating him, joe-mammy)? can i teach him sign? should i sedate him? keep the cats in the basement at night? ideas?

Monday, August 15, 2005

quotes i like

i like these quotes:

"Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come." Matt Groening.

"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion."
Sir Francis Bacon

"I felt a Cleaving in my Mind - As if my Brain had split -
I tried to match it - Seam by Seam - But could not make them fit."
emily dickinson.

"Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it." woody allen.

any favorites out there?

Sunday, August 14, 2005

a return from so. dak

ahh, twas good seeing the eldest larson daughter. i was lame and forgot to bring my camera this weekend, so i shant have a single photo to post. but here are some lil' highlights:

my sister's cooking --- rock on!
my daughter's constant giggly b/c she adores her cousin.
just being around the sister is a good, good thing. and her basement guest room is great b/c it's pretty much windowless and therefore you sleep very, very heavily b/c it's dark, all the time. so nice!

the falls of sioux falls are very pretty and there is a cool tower to view things at great heights -- however the morrell slaughterhouse/processing plant is located UPWIND of the falls so the stink was horrible. and here is a little tidbit i found out about the plant.

gross. and notice i capitalized the word "upwind" earlier. well being downwind of this plant and most likely the incinerating that was going on...holy crap. and i LIKE meat. but holy crap, the smell...

but it's always nice getting away, even if it is only for 24 hours. and now i have to go to bed b/c tomorrow is production and darn it anyhow, i've got a newspaper to produce.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

amy post bar

amy post bar
Originally uploaded by kllnin.

by popular request...amy after the bar!!!

A list of questions

Props to Thomas for this:

10 Years Ago Today:
Had just found out I was pregnant.

Five Years Ago Today:
Was working at the copy desk at the Minot Daily News.

1 Year Ago Today:
Wishing this hot, sticky summer was over. Much like today.

Worked. Hung out with Abbey.

Working. Hanging out with Abbey. Possibly fixing exhaust clip on VW.

5 Snacks I enjoy:
Doritos. Fruit. Chicken in a Bisket crackers. Good cheese and bread.

5 Bands That I Know the Lyrics to Most of Their Songs:
Nine Inch Nails, Indigo Girls, PJ harvey, Liz Phair, Sarah McLachlan.

5 Things I Would Do with a $100,000,000:
Pay off house, student loans of myself, dustin, and siblings. Pay off houses for siblings. Buy old movie theater and run cool moviehouse.

5 Locations I Would Like to Run Away to:
England, Ireland, Scotland, Russia, Ohio (I've not seen my friend Stacey in too long).

5 Bad Habits I Have:
watching movies all day regardless of work. drinking too much coca-cola. sloth. momentary lapse of will power which leads to puff of cig. letting dishes go too long w/out washing, meaning dustin has to do it constantly.

5 Things I Like Doing:
making my kid laugh. making other people laugh (when i want to, not b/c i have bad breath, clothing, hair, etc.), watching movies, hanging out with sisters, hanging out with dustin.

5 Things I would Never Wear:
animal print. stretch pants. large floral print. any shirt that laces up. anything with tassles (there goes my stripping career).

5 TV Shows I Like(d):
The West Wing, X Files, Scrubs, Twin Peaks and The Daily Show.

5 Movies I Like:
Love Actually, Annie Hall, When Harry Met Sally, Fight Club, Say Anything.

5 Famous People I would Like to Meet:
Jon Stewart, Trent Reznor, Zach Braff, Jon Cusack, Ewan MacGregor. (wait, is that also my "list of five?")

5 Biggest Joys at the Moment:
hanging out with abbey, making fun of people behind their backs, making fun of people to their faces, have a decent day at work, discovering a really good movie.

5 favorite toys:
ibook, dvd player, guitar, karaoke machine, "new" 87 jetta. (if by "toy"you mean "things that need to be worked on ever so slightly.")

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

ahhh, the glory of photographs. you will see the lovely abster with her pup and you will get up close and personal (but not in that michelle pfieffer/rob redford way) with aimicita's face AND my face. good fun!

who here wants me to post a picture of amy after a few hours at the bar? can i see a show of hands?

i'm thinkin' arby's...

for reals. and i'm also thinkin' i need to post some pictures and soon. and post i shall.

identity crisis, or fun with hair?

dark hair
Originally uploaded by kllnin.

it's dark hair again. yeah, back to that.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

seems like forever....

since i've last blogged. but only four days. and by god, it's been a really, really long four days. too much to get into. but the important news is that our central air does work in this muggy, sticky month of august. and the lesson learned when doing home repairs is that it really is the simplest of answers. but you will spend a lot of money to find that out.

Friday, August 05, 2005


it's so, so nice not to have work tomorrow. that lovely feeling of "i can stay in my jammies as long as i want." that's right, i said "jammies."
the kid is asleep. the dust is asleep. i am not. but i will be soon. yeah, like now.


Originally uploaded by kllnin.

this has also been acquired, but it has to charge 24 hours before i can use it. nuts! there goes my instant gratification sweep and vac.


Originally uploaded by kllnin.

a vehicle such as this has been acquired by myself and dustin. it was uber-cheap and is a good vehicle. good stuff.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

i know that sound...

this is the sound of relief outside right now.

Monday, August 01, 2005


Originally uploaded by kllnin.

hey, look who was in town!!!! why it's emily (who lives here), jege and amy! together they are leingirlz3!