Wednesday, May 31, 2006


In case you missed this story, it truly is hard to wrap your head around. 5 weeks ago, a tragic accident in northern Indiana claimed the lives of 4 Taylor University students. The university and families held funerals and memorial services for the student, including Whitney Cerak. Other students involved in the accident were treated at various hospitals. One such student was Laura VanRyn.

For 5 weeks, Laura's family has been by her side as she's been recovering from a head injury and in a coma. But as she started to regain consciousness, they started to realize that the girl in the coma was not Laura, but was Whitney. The coroner apparently did not use any records to verify the identity of the victims, but instead relied on family and faculty to provide identification.

So one family who thought they buried their daughter 5 weeks ago, found out today that she is really alive and recovering. And the other, found out that although they thought they'd been watching their daughter recover for 5 weeks, she had in fact been buried weeks ago.

Truly unbelievable.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Time Ain't on my Side.

Tomorrow, I have an hour and a half to meet for the first time and prep 9 witnesses for a hearing.


Sunday, May 21, 2006

Medical Malpractice

I swear on all things holy that the following incident is 100% true and not embellished in any way.

I had to have a medical test done at the hospital the other day which involves injecting me with radioactive dye. So the first technician calls me back to the injection room and explains to me how the whole shebang will go. She sits me down and starts cleaning my arm and telling me the radioactive stuff will have no side effects. (A lie). Those who know me best know that I can't stand needles, and so I always turn my head to the side so that I can't see what she's doing. But as she's getting ready to administer the dye, I hear her turn her head to the side and yell to another technician,
"Is this a clean needle?"

At this point, my head whips around and I look at her. She has the needle uncapped, is holding it in her right hand while holding my arm steady with her left hand.

I hear the guy's response from the back. A clear, loud, "NO."

Excuse my language mom, but all I could think was are you freaking kidding me? (Except in my head the words weren't censored.) My mouth dropped open and I was completely speechless. The technician shrugged, said a simple, "oh", capped the needle and threw it away in one of those biohazard things.

I honest to God could not form words, because had I been able to, I'd have jumped out of that chair. Instead, she simply grabbed a new needle (at least I'm hoping at this point that it's a new needle) and injected me.

The whole 2 minutes were really and truly surreal. I'm still half tempted to call or write to the hospital complaint line about the situation. These are supposed to be medical professionals and they can't even keep their needles straight.

Friday, May 19, 2006

For Ever, For Never, For Now:

The Everwood Edition

To say that I am slightly bitter that a wonderful, well written, intelligent show like Everwood was shunned by the new CW network while it simultaneously renewed the melodramatic, crappy, and ultimate-cheesefest 7th Heaven, even though they aired the series finale last week, would be an understatement. Alas, the show will have to live on in my heart. And while I know you all are shocked that I've reinstated For Ever, For Never, For Now, let alone posted 2 in the same night, I can't resist. I must give the show some closure. (For instructions how to play, read the post immediately preceding this one.)

The Men:

Chris Pratt         Gregory Smith    Justin Baldoni

The Women:

Emily VanCamp    Sarah Drew      Sarah Lancaster

Thursday, May 18, 2006

For Ever, For Never, For Now:

That 70's Edition

In honor of the finale of That 70's Show, I am ressurrecting, that feature everyone seemed to like but thought was dead: For Ever, For Never, For Now.

For those new to the blog, this is how it goes. I give you 3 options and you choose of the 3 which one you would pick to be forever (love/bestest friend), which one for never (hate/hate), and which one for now (fling/drinking buddy). Sometimes, like this one, the 3 options will be people. Other times, it will be TV shows, concepts, characters, etc. If you need any more explanation than that, I think you're an idiot and I don't want you playing my game anyway.

Today's options are the actors, not the characters they played. And no, it is not an oversight that I left off the ugly untalented Wilmer Valderama.

The Men:
Topher Grace

Ashton Kutcher

Danny Masterson

The Women:
Mila Kunis

Laura Prepon

Debra Jo Rupp

As always, the pictures are not mine, but picked up from Google. I claim no rights to them, other than uploading them on a friend's site so that I'm not hotlinking. Don't hotlink them from my site and steal her bandwith.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

So I'm slacking. More on that later.

But for now, I'm having a concert glow. Chuck informed me that The Fray will be playing the Murat on June 6 so I can make up for missing them the last time. Tix are $18. Who's with me?


I just saw in Nuvo that Guster is playing White River Park on July 29. This is also a must on my list and I will be purchasing my $29 ticket soon. Who's with me?


Joy of all joys, Guster is releasing a new album on June 30. I never shy away from a Guster album. And I can pre-order it with a chance for it being autographed for a measly $10. Who's with me?

Monday, May 01, 2006

Holding Pattern

It's been a stressful 10 days. I'll be back to my glowing personality in no time. But I'm going to sulk for a while longer.