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Friday, June 24, 2005
Answering machine woes, or why I suck at leaving messages
I hate people who take their time answering their cell phones. Not that I mind waiting, but because after 4 rings I think it's usually safe to say that they are not there or are not going to pick up. So I start planning a message in my head of what I'll say on their answering machine. Like a quick prepared speech like, "Hey there, it's Tara, sorry I missed you. I just want to say---" But then you get a real voice saying "Hello?" and there goes the message and any chance of a cool opening line or sounding breezy. Instead I'm startled and go, "Oh, hey, yeah it's Tara, you're there." It's terrible!

I practice phone messages in the first place for a reason. I'm a terrible message leaver, I either say way too much or make a joke. But it's a machine so the joke is just hanging there and so I fumble to make up for trying to leave a joke on a recording, so there are a lot of "ums" and "anyways."

Once when I was calling back a guy I had started seeing, my friends were actually holding their heads in pain. I freakin started talking about the weather on his answering machine. I was like, "yeah well I'm on my lunch hour, and it's real pretty out..." I then see my friends giving me the axe/cut-it signs and then I'm grabbing for more straws.

I also can't say "Call me back." I think it's rude and needy, so I say "talk to you later," thus implying I don't want a call back even if I do. Once I said "Call me back if you want to," which just sounds stupid. I mean, why wouldn't they want to ;) It's me! Haha, just kidding.

Posted by Tara at 9:01 PM PDT
Updated: Sunday, June 26, 2005 3:38 PM PDT
Monday, June 20, 2005
Conan Sighting
I just saw Conan O'Brien on Bleeker street around 8:00 tonight on my way home. He was walking with a hippy looking woman, and man is he tall! I don't know why I never realized it before, but he looked like a giant when he turned the corner and almost ran into me. I didn't say anything, played it cool, just kept walking. But I do love his late show..."for me to poop on!" ;)

Also I reached 7,500 hits just with Blog Explosion alone

Posted by Tara at 5:31 PM PDT
Updated: Monday, June 20, 2005 5:40 PM PDT
Saturday, June 18, 2005
Free MP3 day -- Nasty Girl
This is a fun update of the oldie song Sugar Sugar, called Nasty Girl by Nitty. Just click on the link and save the MP3 on your computer :) Enjoy!

Nitty-Nasty Girl.mp3

For more free dance songs click on the 'My Fav Posts' scroll down bar on the left.

Posted by Tara at 9:59 AM PDT
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Are you Team Aniston or Team Jolie?
With the new Vanity Fair issue coming out where Aniston reportedly talks about Pitt's infidelity and Bradjolie heating up the screen in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, where do your loyalties lie? With Team Aniston or Team Jolie?

Personally I'm a big Jennifer Aniston fan so I'm going to be on her team no matter what. However, Mr. and Mrs. Smith was a really fun movie and I couldn't really fault the two beautiful actors for getting together.

I'd buy the shirt, but not for 30 bucks!!

Posted by Tara at 9:01 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, June 17, 2005 6:56 AM PDT
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Yankees Game
Free Image Hosting at I'm headed to a Yankees game, and I love going to a night game, especially when it's after work. As the 4 train gets closer and closer to the stadium, it's mainly only people going to the game on board and there's this awesome sense of camaraderie. I also love seeing the business suits dwindle out and more jerseys and t-shirts fill the carts. On occasion I've seen several business guys take off their suits and ties and change into their Yankee apparel on the subway, while sneaking some sips from the beer cans stuck in their pockets. It's just so relaxing knowing you are not going to be doing work and going to a game. Where you'll pay way too much for drinks and a dog, but they will never taste as refreshing or delicious anywhere else.

It's funny with my baseball hat on, I look so much younger. At the gate, I usually get handed a free gift that they only give to those under 16, lol. Meanwhile, of course none of my friends are given one. I vary from being insulted to happy that I got something free stuff. I was pissed a couple of years ago when I was 21 and brought my 15 year old friend, whose like my younger brother and they wouldn't give him the t-shirt despite being the appropriate age, yet handed me one without a second glance. OUCH! I was like I drove him here! WTF?

I can't believe they are going to rebuild the stadium. It's the second oldest stadium and the house that Ruth built and the place where Dimagio and Mantle played at. It should be restored not rebuilt. Grr!

Update: Yanks win 6 to 1, Go Matsui! And Bill Clinton was at the game, he waved to everyone before the game started and then hung out in the owners box with Steinbrener.

Posted by Tara at 9:01 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, June 17, 2005 4:50 PM PDT

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