Saturday, August 31, 2002

randomness from around the way....

me andrea chowing on...somethin'...circa 1998

Friday, August 30, 2002

bye bye purple (pink) ??

so the pink is finally going today...i'm doing the big wash. yes, i wash my hair mind you...just not as often as high maintenence people do..cause i'm low. anyhow, it was a bit purple in the front, now graduated to pink..but i have a wedding to go to today and soon getting publicity pictures for the it's gotta go. welcome back, conservative looking britt. bah. i have this weekend off, maybe i'll streak it purple tomorrow for the the two days. it's just chalise's reception and mom and dad's anniversary...and mom and pop like just calls me "punk" all the time now. speaking of which welcome home mom!!! and she's doing fine..thank you all for your support, i (and above all, my mom too...seriously) appreciate it more than you'll ever know. sorry i had to post my sorrow...i don't wanna ever bring anyone down..but anyhow...i'm totally broke so this anniversary/wedding weekend should interesting. i made nearly $20 (yea...bartending ..but don't ask...the night sucked regardless) but then i drank it away at 21st Century last night...oh..and's a good thing my cam page is named what it's's damn true.

Thursday, August 29, 2002

diana is soooo funny...

Tuesday, August 27, 2002

i have returned...somewhat. my mom as of now (11:15 PM tuesday) is still in the hosptial...doing good...and pry still will be there til possibly thursday at least. the angioplasty is what they did on monday morning...and the angiography is what they do to check and see how it worked. anyhow, the second angiography was to take place today...sometime....but St. Francis is...i of the busiest (and best) damn hospitals in the area, so it kept getting pushed back and pushed back...and there was a major trauma at 9:30 tonight, so basically, she's first thing tomorrow morning at 7 AM. sheesh...what kills me is she has to remain on her back all this time..moving slightly to her side every so literally KILLS to see her go through this. that's why i hate being there when i am. it was a relief to go to work tonight, to get my mind off it. and i thank all you people that have been supportive...and read my crap. i hated writing about it, but in case i was MIA for a long period of time, i wanted you guys to know why.
again, thanks.

Monday, August 26, 2002

i spent 98% of the day today (thus far) at St. Francis. my mom has a blocked artery in her abdomen and i guess it's gonna be more intricate than i thought, cause they're keeping her overnight. so this is my check in with the blog cause i have to go back up there for ...well...i dunno. man i hate this..and it's at the WORST time sensitive-wise...i'm extremely touchy lately. i get hurt really i'm going to cry...oh hell whay am i writing this? you guys don't wanna read happy, funny, goofy britt-like things...ok, sorry i'll stop. i need to get back up there.

Sunday, August 25, 2002

so i saw Signs the other night and i liked it. i don't care what you people say (i could actually address every complaint in separate posts, but i won't...i liked it..get over it.). M. Night Shyamalan is great. This man's work makes the world a better, more exciting place...and well yea, i'm so totally in love with him. not just cause he's totally hot but cause he's a freaking genius director/ an actor, that's a damn surefire way to my heart.

so do you think he'd marry me divorce his wife and marry me?

Saturday, August 24, 2002

off to see the wizard Erin Feis

that's right, it's 10 am and not only am i AWAKE, but i'll be drinking beer and reveling in music in one hour. ok maybe not the reveling and the music part....but i promise you i will in my head. i actually got the day off (turns out kaci is ok to drive), so i thought i'd spend a good chunk of it at Erin Feis. i figured i'd go for the day since i DID originally work at 4, so me and Macaire decided to go. now it looks like i can partake in the evening festivities, too...ho boy...last year i got so knackered i woke up in Normal...and have no recollection how i got there. obviously, my friends kidnapped drove me...
anyhow, i promise to drink three one for all youse.

Thursday, August 22, 2002

yea..what alex said....seriously, go see My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you won't regreat I wanna be GREEK.
before i forget..

forgive me for the's photoshop2

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

in other news, diana is IM her, it'll be fun.
well...D-UH...what tipped you off??? her handprint on his van? or the evidence of hair on his headboard?

Tuesday, August 20, 2002

help, i fell out of my chair cause i'm laughing so hard

henna gaijin

You Are a Henna Gaijin!

You're not Japanese, but you wish you were!

You can use chopsticks with your eyes closed, and you've memorized hundreds of Kanji.

You even answer your phone "moshi moshi."

While the number of anime videos you've seen is way higher than the number of dates you've been on, there's hope.

Play the sexy, mysterous gaijin, and you'll have plenty of Japanese meat.

What's *Your* Japanese Subculture?

damn...i never knew
i can't believe i wrote a post about my cramps and all i got mostly was comemnts about Corona. ha ha. if i HAD had one in the last few days then sure, that would have made me violently ill...but i didn't. and no offense to you Negra Modelo..alex hooked me up with that once (thanks Al!).
anyhow, on a next day note, i actually get to use my powers for good today. (as opposed to bad when i strike down small children) dian a has FINALLY deemed to purchase a computer..and it's better than mine..damn. and she wants me to "fix it". heh..she means "show her all the wondrous ways she can play with it" of course..cause i can't...and i WON'T fix it, it's new. but soon she'll have a AIM, Yahoo, and MSN account if i can help it..then you all can bug her. she's cool as hell too (cept when she flips off cops pulling ME over)..i should get her to start a blog.

Monday, August 19, 2002

i should just get knackered...i've been typing like i am lately.
for the first time in my life, i was sent home 2 hours early from work last night. NOOOO, i didn't loose my temper and get all pissy and have to leave. (for those of you who know how i am). i got violently ill. now girls, there's cramps as you know..then there's CA-RAMPS...this was the latter. now i have a high tolerance to pain...see Kidney Stone, My. but after a few trips to the bathroom, Kaci greets me at the door with "Go HOME". i felt better later...obviously, i was online..but i didn't like to move much. my back still majorly hurts and WON'T GO AWAY...maybe mom'll let me go to one of those Swedish masseuse people. oh wait, pekin doesn't have one of those...

Sunday, August 18, 2002

no, really..

cam voyeurs are getting more and more bored..i had 10 people staring at THIS for a whole hour while i read.

sick sick SICK!! leave Buck ALONE! he's SHY!!

Saturday, August 17, 2002

oh no...i think i've fallen in love again

why does this have to be $2.19????  why??? WHY??!

and in other news..

great "Friends" quote:
"i'm not that great at advice..can i interest you in a sarcastic comment?"
- Chandler
had a bad day again bad delivery that ruined my night

so anyways, i love my job...i love delivering..i don't care what piece of crap tells me to get a "real job" (and i don't mean my fam..they can't help it)...but every once in a blue moon..i'll get those deliveries that ruin my night. yea, i know..i'm oversensitive, i am...i take things to heart and get my feelings trashed easily. but here's the deal...i got a delivery going to Country Lake Road..and NO phone #! the hostess took it, and she didn't know better..we figure out it's a 925 # (which is Tremont..or close by)..and it's in a subdivison called Lake Knolls...yea, so i never heard of it, but the lady at the Tremont Casey's was nice enough to direct me to it. (and it turned out to be another 30 minutes away) after THAT, of COURSE Cypress Point was super late (i'm all about the maps today..go ahead click on them..cause if you're not from pekin, now you can see what i'm dealing with here) and he was cool, right, i explained the deal..and then he's all "this doesn't feel warm" (of course it is dumbass it was in a stay-hot bag) and "i order from you guys a lot" (yea yea, i'm the delivery driver, stop wasting that sentence on me..tell someone who cares) and "i'm kinda upset" so i go to apologize one last time (and leave..i had to PEE) and then he goes "*scoff* GOODBYE" and SLAMS the door in my face!! ugggggh! so i turn on my heel and leave...i shoulda peed on his house....i don't give a shit if we do lose that customer..if they're gonna act like THAT who needs 'em??

Friday, August 16, 2002

i swear to you..i have the worst luck. i'm not very lucky for an irish person. or is it "Bad Luck of the Irish" ?? i lost my speeding ticket last night (ie- my main form of identification right now until i can scrape up $80 to pay my ticket) anyhow...i think i dropped it at work (yea, i was showing it off)...oh, and cyn, everyone was asking about you and asked if you had a good time...i think they liked you better than me..
so the doorman let me in finally after i found my old (and not torn up Thank God) written warning, which HAS my birthdate on it. i got to see Joey's band play a few songs too..woo hoo. then we went to the Brass Rail for an hour and i sucked it up at pool. oh yea, i also went to the Taste wednesday night, that was fun times. all my Taste bucks were free too. but not enough time to drink all the beer...damn

Thursday, August 15, 2002

ok, i found the it is...dammit

i'm back..i've returned..i hope everyone has missed me and my witty entries (shyea right). i know cyn didn't, cause she was here..and yes, it was a blast. i'd love to fill you in on all the details, but that would make a longass post. plus, she pry will do that and she has pictures (i got lazy i was hostessing)...some not so good of britt...argh. anyhow, i gave her the briefest tour of the city of chicago...ever (though i think she got some good sights and "i-really-don't-give-a-shit" history in), though we didn't see Star Wars on digital, we did get back here pretty early and were able to party with mostly all the work posse. of course, i tried too hard to schedule a meeting with EVERY-frickin'-BODY, so we missed out meeting alex, bill, barb, brian and josh. damn. mainly due to running behind, and having to take diana and wayne home cause joe bailed out...oh..and that cop that stopped me...but i'd rather not discuss that. anyhow, Thornz was NOT as divey as i thought it'd be..doesn't mean i'll be back necessarily. and then...oh dear this is turning into a monster post isn't it? yea yea..sunday was the funnest day ever!! we had lunch at Pizzeria Uno..missed alex by a hair..again. damn, this was getting frustrating. so afterwards, i give cyn to bill and barb for the day while i go make a living working..HA. they came in later and we all went to the Brass Rail in Peoria to see joey's band..and they RULED. no seriously, if you have a sunday night free, check them out. then we ventured off to My really, no jokes's a BAR. the Greatest Jukebox in the World however, was gone. the one there was still cool though. i had fun. monday was rushed damn not pretty ( whatever the hell THAT means) we grabbed a quick lunch at SNS with joey and ventured on off to the airport. after we released cyn, me and joey went into the city for 2 reasons: #1- i missed 294 to get back home and #2 - because WE CAN. we went to Rock Bottom Brewery to have a beer cause i was raving about it and he's never had a drink in the city (free parking too...but i can't tell you THAt secret..cause that's a true chicago secret), then we came back home and i was BEAT.

oh, ok it was a long post...

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

dammit..what happened to my long ass post??

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

it's been so long since i've been on this damned machine...i think i forgot how to work it.

Friday, August 09, 2002

You are 56% geek
You are a geek. Good for you! Considering the endless complexity of the universe, as well as whatever discipline you happen to be most interested in, you'll never be bored as long as you have a good book store, a net connection, and thousands of dollars worth of expensive equipment. Assuming you're a technical geek, you'll be able to afford it, too. If you're not a technical geek, you're geek enough to mate with a technical geek and thereby get the needed dough. Dating tip: Don't date a geek of the same persuasion as you. You'll constantly try to out-geek the other.

Take the Polygeek Quiz at

oh dear...i'm geekier than i thought...

Thursday, August 08, 2002

one of the greatest things in the world (at least in blog world) is finding a new blog to read. it may become daily, it may become every-once-in-a-while...then there's the arduous (i love that word, so sue me...use it in a sentence today) task of going throught the archives and reading all the past entries. unless it's 5 years old..then forget that shit. of course, this is what i do..maybe i'm a spook..maybe i just like to get to know the person. heh, read my archives on a rainy day when you're bored. God knows i have. it's interesting to see how you've changed..or grown...

anyway, enough of that rubbish...go check out annie.

Wednesday, August 07, 2002

and just for pete, here's an ode with some sunset pictures:

the sun creeping through the trees behind Pepperoni's

a closer shot.

this one is nearer to the high school (the building on the right), which is right by Pepperoni's.

same same. just another shot

yes, i was AT work...but didn't i meantion how DEAD i was??? TWO DELIVERIES??!! bah. besides, i never said i was artistic..oh wait...yes i did...
oh sheesh...why didn't someone TELL me i didn't blog yesterday?? oh that's right, it's entirely up to me. damn...well, i had nothing to say i guess. plus i had to get up and indulge of my busy schedule of watching a movie then going to work ( i didn't have time to squeeze in the thrift store). delivery has just been PATHETIC lately. i think Kaci has been spreading trash talk about me all over town. Pekin used to LOVE me. ah well.

in other news, cyn's visit is coming up..and you think SHE says she's nervous...she oughta see all us Pekinites. yea, well, we just hope she'll have a splendiferous time, that's all. and dear God, i hope she likes me. i can be an accquired taste you know..

Monday, August 05, 2002

oh sure it's an online test, and i don't do those, but C'MON!!! i couldn't resist.

:: how jedi are you? ::
PromoGuy's Monday Mission 2.31

1. Ever considered just deleting your Blog and not doing it anymore? What prompted that and what stopped you?
i stopped blogging for about a week cause i was down and out and it just wasn't doing the catharic thing it should have been doing. so i just stopped. after a week, i felt the need again and damn..i have never had so many comments on an entry...actually, it was more of a sentence.

2. How about a quick review of the last movie you saw?
how bout not? think about it, i'm a theatre major..i'm an a actor...i'm a HUGE movie fan..AND i like to you THINK i could write a quick review on Minority Report???

3. What's your favorite gadget? Are you lusting for any new ones? Will you ever be satisified???
heheh...."lusting after any new ones..."
my favorite gadget is my digital camera..and my PDA..and hell yea..i want a DVD player baaaad

4. What "table game" do you enjoy playing most with other people? Have you played it lately?
i like the table dances all's lots of fun and rakes in the tips big time Trivial exemplifies how smart i am or am not. (and i really DO use the word "exemplifies" in real life...i wasn't trying to prove anything...)

5. Did you grow up in a family or community that displayed racist or prejudice attitudes? Did it influence you in any way, either toward or away from those views? How did you manage to avoid it, or did you?
actually, Pekin isn't too well versed in diversity, and it used to be known as quite the racist town, however, i don't find it to be that way anymore, though we do have our complete racist assholes who refuse to open any crevice of their mind, but doesn't every town? i basically was raised in a family that taught me to judge by a persons actions, not appearance or background..which is sorta common sense but oh well..when i met my first jewish friend, i though it was COOL she didn't celebrate Christmas...not weird. oh, and if you've never been to pekin AT ALL..DO NOT claim "isn't that a racist town?" seriously..i'll knock your goddamn head off.

6. BONUS: What browser and version number are you using?
i use Internet Explorer version 6.0.2600.0000IS...YEEEA!

Saturday, August 03, 2002

in other news, look what the britt got in the mail today:

don't eat the may be from the 80s

actually, i needed a darth vader pez to give to my brother-in-law as a joke (it's a nickname of his), plus the others will go to my friend kevin, who collects pez, and i really doubt has any Star Wars ones.
Things That Piss Me Off At Waldenbooks
an accumulated annotation long overdue since October 2001

# 1 when people tell me their tragedies, such as surgery, or how their fill-in-the-blank is crazy, dying, manic-depressive, etc.
yea, ok, i'm not getting $100/ shut up.

# 2 porn magazine buyers. i feel dirty telling them to "have a good day" at the end of the transaction.
ew ew ew.

# 3 smelly people.

# 4 people who don't know the title OR author, but have a concise summary of chapters 5 and 6 and can tell what the cover looks like.

# 5 people who pick up the Harry Potter DVD and ask "is this the new harry potter book?"
no, dumbass..put it down.

# 6 people who don't respond to my "have a good day" with "you too."

# 7 trying to sell the Preferred Reader card and/or anything associated with that damned-straight-from-Hell card and the arduous task of it.

Friday, August 02, 2002

The Friday Five

1. What is your lineage? Where are your ancestors from?

i'm mostly irish, scottish, english, german and little dutch..this is of what i know. most the folk are from ireland.

2. Of those countries, which would you most like to visit?

all of them. why not?

3. Which would you least like to visit? Why?

i'd stay away from the scary parts of ireland..mostly being N.Ireland, cause apparently Catholics and Protestants STILL can't get along

4. Do you do anything during the year to celebrate or recognize your heritage?

not especially, i'm one of those irish people that's proud everyday..not just on mar 17 with everybody else on earth

5. Who were the first ancestors to move to your present country (parents, grandparents, etc)?

my great great grandpa came over here with his 13 kids to escape the Famine in 1880-somehting..that's the extent of my history i know

Thursday, August 01, 2002

sorry no post(s). i'd like to say i've been busy, but it's been normal run-of-the-mill busy...or err...i haven't been busy at all. those of you who still haven't seen Attack of the Clones...well, first off, GO SEE IT. second off, be sure to look for the darth vader shadow right before Anakin speeds off to find his mother on Tatooine...i found a picture, and after seeing the movie the second time around last May...i just dunno, i don't really see it. but this pic doesn't do it justice...go see the movie.

i know it looks like Anankin, but i think it was an intentional add to the film, so you gotta use your imagination