my sweltering home

it’s 72 degrees outside. it’s about 77 degrees inside my house. no joke. the a/c is out again. i say again because just a month ago the compressor died, so i was living in extreme heat for a few weeks until that got fixed. now, it’s take 2. and i only have one fan so i’ve been living in my bedroom. sigh. at least i’m going to joe’s for the weekend where it’ll be nice and cool. until i make him turn on the heat because i’m freezing, that is. 🙂

cool site

this site is so cool. you can search tv shows and it lists when people have voted that the show “jumped the shark” or basically started going downhill. very cool. check it out.

i’m happy :)

i liked clinton, so this works for me!

how interesting is this . . .

In 1980 (the year you were born)

Jimmy Carter is president of the US

President Carter announces punitive measures and embargos against the USSR in retaliation for the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupts in a violent blast estimated to be 500 times as powerful as the Hiroshima atomic bomb

Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th US president in a sweeping victory

US Representative Michael O. Myers is expelled from the House for his role in the Abscam scandal

Hewlett-Packard announces release of its first personal computer

Microsoft announces their version of UNIX, Xenix

Christina Ricci, Chelsea Clinton, Venus Williams, Jessica Simpson, Macaulay Culkin, and Jake Gyllenhaal are born

Philadelphia Phllies win the World Series

Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl XIV

New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup

The Empire Strikes Back is the top grossing film

“Lady” by Kenny Rogers spends the most time at the top of the US charts

U.S. viewers get caught up in the “Who Shot J.R.?” cliff hanger on the soap opera series, Dallas, which is solved on a November 21 episode, drawing a record numbers of viewers

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

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yummy, yummy

i made this dish the other night and it was so good i just had to share the recipe.

basil and tomato pasta
prep: 10 min
total: 25 min

  • 2 lb. tomatoes, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup kraft special collection sun-dried tomato vinaigrette dressing
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) linguine
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted

    toss tomatoes with dressing; cover. refrigerate at least 2 hours.
    cook pasta as directed on package; drain. place in large bowl.
    add tomato mixture and pine nuts; toss lightly.
    makes 8 servings, 1 cup each.

  • our first project

    joe and i completed our first project together (and as he says, our last. hehe). we put together the tv stand my brothers got me for the tv my parents got me for my birthday. man. that was a task! it took us about 2.5 hours (oh wait, joe says TWO HOURS) to put it together. that’s probably because i couldn’t screw the screws in all the way so he had to go behind me and finish them (my mom said my dad does that with her, so it’s ok).

    joe is standing behind….
    joe: “is it up yet? is it up yet??”
    me: “hang ON!”
    joe: “why is it always about YOU, YOU, YOU on your blog?? huh??”

    and, of course, aj wanted to help. he just adores joe. i guess for some odd reason he picked joe for his masculine influence. hehe. 🙂