Monday, October 16, 2006


My office is crowded. We are in a room with six desks and have a department of (soon to be) seven people. There had been much talk of moving the computer lab assistant into another department because he will have some functions that work with them as well. No one wanted that to happen. Then there was talk of moving him into this small office down the hall. This guy is about eight feet tall; he wouldn’t really fit in the small office. I, however, am five feet tall and find the office to be cozy and wonderful. Additionally, I am the only person who is running their own class (everyone else is a team effort) so it really makes sense that I get the office. Plus, I am a contract coordinator and, so is Orpheus but he is usually in the computer lab so doesn’t need an office. I am very happy about my new tiny closetlike office. I think my closet at Belmont apartment after they made it smaller is about the size of this office. Whatever, it’s mine. It has a door that locks so I can leave all my stuff in it and not worry. Thieves abound.

Lizza had this awesome meme that just made me smile. She didn’t officially tag anyone so therefore I don’t have to feel bad about not tagging anyone either. She just said do it if you want. I wanted. Same to you.

1. You can press a button that will make any one person explode. Who would you blow up?
Ok I think if I really put who I am immediately thinking of putting I will be placed on a list and suspected of terrorist plots and they will search me more at the airport than they already do and really blowing him up might not be all that good because there are plenty of other evils to rise up and take his place so never mind. I think I would blow up…I don’t really hate anyone anymore…shit. This is a really good power to have and I can’t think of anyone to blow up. We’ll just say ex-boyfriend cause he is an ass.

2.You can flip a switch that will wipe any band or musical artist out of existence. Which one will it be?
Paris Hilton- she calls herself a musical artist and I can wipe her out, so there.

3.Who would you really like to just punch in the face?
Just yesterday I was talking about how I wanted to punch someone in the face. I don’t remember who it was. It was some smug bitch to be sure. Oh, Laura on Project Runway. I would love to punch her smug non-designing face.

4.What is your favorite cheese?
Man I love cheese I would have to go with baked Brie en croute

5.You can only have one kind of sandwich. Every sandwich ingredient known to humankind is at your immediate disposal. What kind will you make?
This will be a sandwich for the ages. If anyone wants to make it for me I will be real happy.
Roasted red pepper hummus on one slice of recently bakes rosemary foccacia, sun dried tomato spread on the other
Dill havarti (thickly sliced)
Alfalfa sprouts (I know it’s a Yesterday Sandwich so far)
Red pepper
Green olives
Red onion
Grilled eggplant (very thinly sliced)
Zucchini (very thinly sliced)
Ok, I think that will do it. Man that sounds good.

6.You have the opportunity to sleep with the movie celebrity of your choice. We are talking no-strings-attached sex and it can only happen once. Who is the lucky celebrity of your choice?
Christian Bale, particularly Bateman looking Christian Bale. Some days I would say Johnny Depp but not today.

7.You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who do you pick?
Uh if it was 1995 I would say Gavin Rossdale. Since it is not and my tastes have changed, I don’t really know. I stopped watching music videos and buying Cds so I no longer know who is attractive. I’m gonna say I have absolutely no clue, can I cheat and say the summoned from the dead and restored to former glory Jimi Hendrix? Not that he was all that attractive but damn the man was sexy.

8. Now that you've slept with two different people in a row, you seem to be having an excellent day because you just came across a hundred-dollar bill on the sidewalk. Holy shit, a hundred bucks! How are you gonna spend it?
On a new shirt and skirt. I will spend a lot of time on the sale racks and find the right thing. It’s been a long time since I had a new outfit.

9.You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?
If it is just me that is going, I am going to NY. I have been there a million times but I don’t really like to go new places by myself and I have friends and family there. If I can take someone, probably some beautiful little beach in Greece (wait, once I get there do I have to pay for things? If I do I’m going to NY no matter what cause I have family and friends there (not that they’ll pay for me completely but we can chill and not do lots of expensive things and I don’t have to pay for a hotel))

10.Upon arrival to the aforementioned location, you get off the plane and discover another hundred-dollar bill. Shit! Now that you are in the new location, what are you gonna do?
If I am in NY I am going to Century 21. If I am in Greece I’m eating.

11.An angel appears out of Heaven and offers you a lifetime supply of the alcoholic beverage of your choice. It is...?
Some kind of delicious fruity vodka beverage

12.Rufus appears out of nowhere with a time-traveling phone booth. You can go anytime in the PAST. What time are you traveling to and what are you going to do when you get there?
Wow, that is a very hard question. I really liked my “Birth of Europe history class so maybe to Rome but I am brown and they would sell or kill me. Maybe ancient Egypt. My hair is a little curly but I think I would be less dead or enslaved there than pretty much anywhere else. When I got there I would try like hell to become part of the imperial court. Excellent!

13.You discover a beautiful island upon which you may build your own society. You make the rules. What is the first rule you put into place?
Everyone works everyone shares. Kinda Commie sounding I know but it would work my way, right?

14.You have been given the opportunity to create the half-hour TV show of your own design. What is it called and what's the premise?
Give Natalie A Break
It would involve me going various places and doing fun things and having people give me a break on prices. I think it would get cancelled.

15.What is your favorite curse word?
I’m real basic, fuck.

16.One night you wake up because you heard a noise. You turn on the light to find that you are surrounded by MUMMIES. The mummies aren't really doing anything; they're just standing around your bed. What do you do?
Uh I would maybe start to laugh until I realized that I was really awake and they were really mummies. I would probably say a very scared hello and hope they were nice.

17.Your house is on fire, holy shit! You have just enough time to run in there and grab ONE inanimate object. Don't worry, your loved ones and pets have already made it out safely. So what's the item?
I really liked Lizza’s idea of taking the pre-digitized photos but honestly I probably wouldn’t have remembered them. I would take Cho-cho (my bear)

18.The Angel of Death has descended upon you. Fortunately, the Angel of Death is pretty cool and in a good mood, and it offers you a half-hour to do whatever you want before you bite it. Whatcha gonna do in that half-hour?
Spend time with those I love and tell them I love them that everything is cool and I would catch them later (real cheesy and obvious but I would)

19.You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what's even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What's it gonna be?
I’d be Jean Gray but not quite so much because I don’t want the power to take power over me.

20.You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again?
Huh, would fighting demons be a really strange answer?

21.You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
See question one

22.You got kicked out of the country for being a time-traveling heathen who sleeps with celebrities and has super-powers. But check out this cool shit... you can move to anywhere else in the world! Bitchin'! What country are you going to live in now?
Uh, The Netherlands? They like time-traveling heathens who sleep with celebrities and have super-powers.

23.This question still counts, even for those of you who are under age. Check it out. You have been eternally banned from every single bar in the world except for ONE. Which one is it gonna be?
I really don’t care cause I don’t go to bars like that anymore. I guess the Hungry brain cause Jamie has parties there sometimes.

24.Hopefully you didn't mention this in the super-powers question.... If you did, then we'll just expand on that. Check it out... Suddenly, you have gained the ability to FLOAT!!! Whose house are you going to float to first, and be like "Dude, check it out...I can FLOAT!"?
Roxanne's house. “I’d be all like, Dude the powers came back”. And she would be all like “Dude can we go floating like in the old days?” And I would be all like “Hell yeah!”

25.The constant absorption of magical moonbeams mixed with the radioactive vegetables you consumed earlier has given you the ability to resurrect the dead famous-person of your choice. So which celebrity will you bring back to life?
Remember when I said I would bring back Hendrix? I would still bring him back.

26.The Celestial Gates of Beyond have opened, much to your surprise because you didn't think such a thing existed. Death appears. As it turns out, Death is still a pretty cool entity, and happens to be in a fantastic mood. Death offers to return the friend/family-member/person, etc. of your choice to the living world. Who will you bring back?
Huh, not many people very close to me have died. I am very lucky that way. I’m gonna have to say Uncle Jimmy. He was the greatest and had a magic beard that he would let Shoshana and I pull, hard.

27.What's your theme song?
Sunshine Superman, Donovan. Duh.

Since Tony lost his headphones in the house this weekend and took mine because he is going to Wisconsin for a few days to visit his mom, the song selection will not happen. All but one song from last week was guessed and that was #2 with the lyrics “Don’t fall in love with me yet, We’ve only recently met, true I’m in love with you but you might decide I’m a nut.” Those words belong to Absolutely Cuckoo by Magnetic Fields. I truly love this song and for any hopeless romantics like me out there. Their albums 69 love songs vol. 1 & vol. 2 are awesome. I am guessing vol. 3 is good too but I haven’t heard it.


Lizza said...

Aww, you have a bear. Isn't that precious? You're considering moving to the Netherlands? A friend of mine who lives there is thinking about moving out!

Great answers, Natalie. Now go get some rest.

Mrs. Loquacious said...

Man this stuff is so fun. I think I'm gonna tag me. =D

NATALIE said...

Lizza- not really moving to Netherlands, I just had fun the week when I was there and couldn't think of anything else to say. Probably staying in the USofA forever even though i hate a lot fo what it stands for. Now they are going to come for me again, fuck.

Mrs. L. Can't wait to read!

CrimsonKing said...

Great answers. I especially liked the "dude the powers came back" part. El oh el.

Mom said...

#7. I just knew you would say Jimi Hendrix!

#8 and 10. I found a $100 bill on the sidewalk in front of my apartment once. It went into the "general fund."

# 12. Um, did you forget the part about Passover?

# 26. Great choice.

NATALIE said...

Mom- Fuck. I did forget about the whole passover thing. Even sadder is that every time i saw Angel of Death I started to sing Had Gadya. THe only person that ever looked at me and assumed I was Jewish was a random guy in Amsterdam. Maybe the Egyptians wouldn't notice? I could do revolution from the inside all Moses style. This is gettung worse and worse, I need to stop writing.

NATALIE said...

Crimson- Don't laugh at my powers. I just got too old for them to work anymore. I'm serious. I'm not crazy either.

CSG aka LD said...

Hi there, I'm at work so I did not have time to go through this wonderful blog. But the little I read, I really think we have much in common that just a silly title. By the way, did you finally change it?

I'll come back as soon as I get rid of the tons of pending emails

ShadowFalcon said...

Magnetic fields, it all make sense now...

I hate office moves they drive me crazy.

btw good choice on Christian Bane

Lizza said...

You can say fuck to your mom??? Mine would have a hissy fit if I ever dared to.

NATALIE said...

Lizza- Yeah, I swear at my mom all the time. I've been doing it for a long time. We're pretty relaxed in the family.