Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A Small Rant, A Huge Rant, and an Announcement

First -

I would very much like to know why the hell I'm being spammed with all these financial and insurance companies trying to get me to work for them. I certainly never applied for any such jobs. Seriously! If I wanted to work with people's money I'd have probably majored in something besides chemistry. Anything but chemistry. Like accounting or business or something...

Secondly -

This second matter is of some amusement to my roommates and I. It appears we are being evicted. Yes, yes, you heard (read) right. The girls who pay their rent on time and keep a mostly clean house are soon to be homeless. How did such a thing come to pass you ask? Well, let me tell you. I live in an apartment that houses four women. Now the four women who currently live there are not the original women who signed the original lease about 3 years ago. Nope. There have been 8 or so who have come and gone in between. As each new lessee moved in, the rental company made them sign a contract stating that they were taking over the old lessee's contract. Easy enough.

Next, they told each new lessee to pay the $250 deposit to the old lessee who was moving out. That way, if the leasing contract was ever dissolved, it would be easy for the rental company to give back the deposit. Duh! That's how every place I've ever lived in has worked it. It makes sense. Geniuses!

Well, the time has come that the leasing contract is to be dissolved. The rental company has decided that our apartment has garnered too much paperwork (from all those leasing agreements signed in between), so they would like us to start afresh. Sign a new lease to make things easy. So we agreed. What difference could this possibly make. None, they just want to get rid of paperwork.

Funny thing is, we just got a lovely notice from said company stating that we are to sign the new lease February 1st and that if we don't pay our $250 deposits, we'll be evicted. WHAT!!!!!!! We asked them why we weren't refunded our first deposits. Apparantely they went to the effort of tracking down the original lessees and paying THEM our deposits. And the checks have been cashed. And apparently we are at fault. ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME!!!!??? Like I have $250 dollars to just lose. So now we are meeting with the boss's boss on Friday to tell him he's a moron and threaten him with small claims court. Delightful! I can't possibly express how much I am anticipating this meeting. Gee whiz, I might not be able to sleep tonight from all the excitement!

Finally -

After having no job and a minimal social life I am proud to announce that I will soon have another blog dedicated solely to reviewing books. I've read tons of them recently (due to all that extra time) and find it cumbersome to post them in here. I'm still working on it, but I'll be sure to keep you all posted.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Pushing the Envelope

This is the most fantastic experiment ever conducted!! Forget Marie Curry or penicillin or x-rays. Insignificant! As one who is more than slightly obsessed with mail, correspondence, and especially weird stuff sent through the mail, I laughed out loud and made my computer lab neighbors stare at me. Several times. Read this! You'll get a kick out of it. I promise :)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Suspenders anyone?

I think it's time I stop hiding my slight addiction to Larry King Live. I can't help it. He's just so fantastic. Always has interesting guests and is a marvelous interviewer. I currently don't have a tv (well, one that works anyway), so I can't actually feed my addiction, which is very, very sad indeed. Ah, the travesty that is my life...

Monday, January 08, 2007

Shoulda Been an English Major

Hey all...

I'm back in SLC and after spending Thursday and the entire weekend being abysmally and horrifyingly sick, I'm mostly well again. Looking for a job, trying to get all of my stuff together, and my life in order before moving away.

I took a "Find Your Major" Quiz for the hell of it to see (post-graduation) what I should have majored in. Thought it was quite entertaining to find that 3 of the top 4 majors were some of the only ones that I didn't actually try doing my first couple of years. And that's impressive, because I went through quite a few majors before settling on chemistry.

Here are the results:

1. English
2. Chemistry
3. Dance
4. Mathematics

English, dance, mathematics. Riigghhht.......

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Rockem Sockem Robots

This is a tad late, but I realized that I hadn't informed anyone that I received Rockem Sockem Robots for Christmas! Heck yeah! Providing good times and fun since 1967 :)

In other news, I will be on my way back to good ol' SLC later today, and am dearly hoping for as enjoyable flight as was the one on the way here. Keep your fingers crossed...

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Fantastically Sad Songs

I'm in love with sad, beautiful songs. Ones that make you feel like your heart's been ripped out, but it's still such a beautiful song that you listen to it again. Anyway, I've decided to post my top 10 sad songs instead of my New Year's Resolutions. In protestation of what I consider the lamest holiday ever.

These are just my favorite ones, some people are bound to disagree (feel free to comment and share your favorites, I love finding new songs!), and I will say that although a few of these artists could definately have at least a couple of songs in the top 10, I decided to limit them to one song each.

10) Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton

Kill me now lyrics: I must be strong and carry on / Cause I know I don't belong / Here in heaven

9) Empty by Ray LaMontagne

8) Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.

7) Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss

6) You Don't Know Me by Elvis Presley

5) Nothing Compares to U by Sinead O'Connor

4) Goodbye my Lover by James Blunt

Kill me now lyrics: And I still hold your hand in mine / In mine when I'm asleep / And I will bear my soul in time / When I'm kneeling at your feet

3) Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy

WAY better than Sting's version!!!

2) The Drugs Don't Work by The Verve

Kill me now lyrics: If heaven calls / I'm coming too / Just like you said / You leave my life / I'm better off dead

1) Mad World by Gary Jules

Kill me now lyrics: And I find it kind of funny / I find it kind of sad / The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had