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Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Fortune Cookies
My family has a tradition when it comes to opening fortune cookies. You can not open your own. You select which one is yours and then hand it to another person at the table to open and read aloud for you. Then you or another table member will reciprocate until all of them are read out loud. It makes reading the fortunes more fun. I even make my friends do that now when we eat out for Chinese. Of course you can always make it more interesting by adding "in bed" to the end of the fortune.

I hate when you get ones that are not fortunes but words of advice and caution, grr that isn't a fortune that is a mini lecture.

I seem to get a lot star and cloud sayings. I've always been a wish-upon-a-star type of kid growing up, and I still do, but it is rare that you can see the stars here in the city. I've probably wished on dozens of 737 commercial planes.

My recent fortune:
There appear to be many clouds; but they quickly pass.
Lucky Numbers 13, 17, 18, 19, 41, 43

Years ago I got one that said "The stars appear every night, all is well." I always loved that one, which is why I remember it to this day. I had it taped to my computer screen but it faded until you couldn't read the red ink anymore. I just taped the new fortune to my office computer though.

Does anyone else save them, the good ones? Look at all those people who won the lotto by playing their lucky numbers.

Posted by Tara at 9:44 AM PDT
Monday, June 27, 2005
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
Remember the computer game and later TV show? I had the DOS game with the 5.25 floppy disks, good times, good times. I remember The Where in Time version was really hard, but I had liked that one the best.

Try This: If you type in "Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?" in Google's search engine, it actually tells you where.

A location appears above the search results after you type in the question. lol! I thought it was funny. Go check it out HERE

RIP Tigger and Piglet: The voices of piglet and tigger have both died this week. Two in one week, it's a conspiracy. Do you think Elmer Fudd hunted them down?

Posted by Tara at 9:01 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 12:37 PM PDT
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

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