Thursday, October 27, 2005

an interesting email moment

a couple of weeks ago, i signed up for bella greeting cards b/c i forgot a friend's birthday and wanted to send her a belated birthday ecard. they're cards aren't that bad. but you need to pay for them. i got the card and i canceled it as soon as my friend got the card b/c there's only a two week free trial period. to cancel the subscription, you have to write out a cancelation request form thing. and today, when i checked my email, this is what i got from their site:
Your account has been cancelled.
Just out of curiousity is this Sandrah Oh the actor from Gray's Anatomy and Sideways?

I emailed the woman back and said thank you for canceling my subscription but no, i'm not the actress. but i did sign the email "Sandra Oh (the unfamous)". because, you know... i'm not famous.
kinda made me wonder about identity theft for a bit. b/c if i can't be famous, i'm going to be paranoid, DAMNIT! but yeah. identity theft is up there in my "scares me shitless" list. that and germs (i mean biological warfare. i'm not a antibacterial hand sanitizer bottle a day person) and disappointing ppl.

*The name of the emailer was removed in the off chance that she decided to google "interesting email"+"sandra oh"+"bella greeting cards" and went back about 15 of google's "O"s.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

job hunting is not fun

i've been job hunting since moving back to palo alto. and even though i say i'd take any job, i've come to realize that i won't. i've never had any desire to work in retail, i'm perfectly happy never working for another quizno's, and i'd rather not have a menial job somewhere that i could have gotten while still in high school.
but then i try looking up jobs and if they want an anthropology major, they want an MA or PhD. or they want a senior level executive or all other jobs i'm nowhere near qualified for. and then i started news link hopping until i saw an ad for jobs in korea. i signed up for that board and have now recieved a bunch of job listings by email. here's an excerpt: "This school wants a brand name college graduate" (is ucsc a brand name?). all the jobs so far have been related to teaching english and you don't need any certification. and the thing is, i'm pretty sure i won't take these jobs. it's a bit of a commute. and a commitment. i don't want to go there, get settled, and then get fired. not to mention how behind i'd be on days of our lives! actually, i think that it would be interesting to work in a different country. but people there will not like me for my poor korean skills and my lack of teaching experience. ah well. i'm off to find out about more jobs i'm uber unqualified for.

Friday, October 14, 2005

at the risk of sounding like a total alcoholic...

i think drinking alcohol is fun. i don't do it excessivly. more or less social drinking. although i have had my moments of bowing down to the porcelin god(dess). my two top favorites have to be fat tire and guiness. they are very yummy. but today i found a new beer. unfortunatley, it's seasonal. it's a pumpkin ale. if you can get it, try. so spicey and yummy. tastes so much like nutmeg! mmmmmmm... like a liquid pumpkin pie.. minus the crust. my least favorite has to be a hefewiezen. the only good thing is that if you order it at a bar, they'll give you a slice of lemon. and lemons are yummy.
on another note, i've been reading alot of non-thinking books. so instead of reading about the first hominid to walk, i'm reading the shopaholics series. it's alot like a chick flick in print. yayness. along with any other shopie kinsella book and one called jemima j. ...someday, i'll read mentally stimulating books. until then, chick flicks in print, here i come!
also, i saw shera! sheera? shira? rina's baby! woo! such a cutie. she looks alot like mordy. you can still see bits of rina though too. such a cutie.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

just thought these were so funny!

Stupid Celebrity Quotes

"Where's Austria?"
David Hasselhoff, Baywatch star, when told he has five gold albums as a singer in Austria.

"Beyond its entertainment value, Baywatch has enriched and, in many cases, helped save lives. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to continue with a project which has has such a significance for so many."
David Hasselhoff

"Good looking people turn me off. Myself included."
Patrick Swayze

"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life."
Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for a federal anti-smoking campaign

"There is certainly more in the future now than back in 1964."
Roger Daltrey

"I feel my best when I'm happy."
Winona Ryder

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff."
Mariah Carey

"I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever."
Miss Alabama at the 1994 Miss Universe pageant, when asked "If you could live forever, would you and why?"

"I was asked to come to Chicago because Chicago is one of our 52 states."
Raquel Welch on Larry King Live

"I don't know all the certain words to word it."
Vanilla Ice, on why he hired a ghostwriter for his autobiography

"I can do anything you want me to do as long as I don't have to speak."
Linda Evangelista

"A bachelor's life is no life for a single man."
Samuel Goldwyn

"We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads."
Vlade Divac, Basketball player

"Every city I go to is an oppurtunity to paint, whether it's Omaha or Hawaii."
Tony Bennett, Singer

"Where the hell is Australia anyway?"
Britney Spears

"In an action film you act in the action, in a drama film you act in the drama."
Jean-Claude Van Damme

"We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
Lee Iacocca, Chairman of the Chrysler corporation

"Deals work best when each side gets something it wants from the other."
Donald Trump

"You can hardly tell where the computer models finish and the real dinosaurs begin"
Laura Dern, about the special effects in the movie Jurassic Park

"I loved Jordan. He was one of the greatest athletes of our time."
Mariah Carey on hearing of the death of the King of Jordan.

"To have your niece die in your arms is the greatest gift from god"
Celine Dion

my favorites have to be mariah carey's, miss alabama's, and raquel welch's comments. too funny!