funny music video

i post this for those of you who are backstreet boys fans and for those who are not. it is so freakin funny. man.

chinese guys do backstreet boys

victimized

my wallet was stolen.

yes, last friday as i walked from the entrance of walgreens to joe’s car, someone took it out of my purse. i’m kind of amazed at thieves these days — i didn’t even notice anyone around me nor feel anyone take my wallet out of my purse; neither did joe.

when i looked in my purse as we got into the car, i noticed my wallet was gone. i figured i had left it on the counter in the store after i paid for my purchase, even though i remembered putting it back in my purse. the security tape at the store showed me putting it back in my purse. maybe it fell out? we scoured the parking lot to no avail. kind of puts a damper on the hanaukah shopping we were about to do.

then joe’s cell phone rang. he answered it and handed it to me.

“hi. i’m calling from wachovia bank. someone just came in and said they found your wallet in our parking lot. have you been here today?”

nope. sure haven’t. didn’t even know there was a wachovia at the location she named.

we waited and waited and waited for the police to come and, when he arrived, he said he’d follow us to the bank.

and i got my wallet back (even though i still haven’t figured out how they got joe’s cell number). i looked through it and everything was out of place and haphazardly put back in. it’s kind of disconcerting to think that someone had access to all my personal information. in a way, i feel like i’ve been violated. at first i thought my wachovia check card was missing, but i later found it upside down in the middle of a stack of cards. we figure whoever took it headed to wachovia to try to clean out my account through the atm and dropped my wallet when he/she didn’t have my pin number. however, it’s kind of odd that both my check cards, my credit card and my gift cards were there. what kind of a thief puts a check card back in a wallet?

oh well. those questions will remain unanswered, and it’s ok. at least i have everything back. and now, whenever i leave a store, i’ll be watching my back.

happy new year!

i can’t believe it’s already 2006. we had a fabulous new year’s eve here in georgia. the night started off with a group of our friends gathering at our place for pizza, and then after about an hour of eating, chatting and watching the cats chase the light of a laser pointer, we headed to the irish pub here in town. we love it. it’s got such a cool ambiance.

we got fun party hats.

my friend stacey came down with jon for the night. it was so much fun for the four of us to hang out again. we don’t get to do it often enough.

tim, one of joe’s friends from high school, came up with his fiancee, mindy. they’re great, but since they live an hour away we don’t see them very much.

joe’s friends brandon, jon and patrick from the local paper were there too, and patrick brought his girlfriend, so we had quite the group. this year we were actually able to all have seats. last year it was so packed i had to sit on joe’s lap and a couple people in our group had to stand. at midnight we all watched the ball and peach drop in new york and atlanta on tv and toasted the new year with some pretty nasty champagne. it was a great night.

but the highlight? brandon, joe, patrick, tim and jon singing “we didn’t start the fire” by billy joel during karaoke at the pub. enough said. 🙂