Clinko de Mayo

Today is the first day of my Clinko de Mayo celebration. I need close to $800 before July 20th or else I a) won’t be able to renew my drivers liscense and b) will not be able to pay off my 7 (or 8, or 9, or however many I have) tickets and will wind up with another batch of Attachments for my arrest, thereby becoming a plot twist on Oz.

The celebration will culminate sometime in May with a party at mi casa, Good Times style. Donations will not be required, but neither will your attendance, ifyouknowhatImean. For you convienence I take paypal via the link at the bottom of the page.

Of course, I’m joking

…or am I?

Well, the drama is over

Ok, back to normal in the Macaluso/Christoffsen household.

Oh, my camera came in! I burned a roll of film with it just to see how shots would come out and I’m very happy with the results. Although none of them are all that great, there’s one or two that are kind of neat. Pretty soon I’ll have to have a little camera page so I can be like all the other photo blogs. :)

Speaking of which, I have some pictures from FQF that have to make it up here. There’s nothing quite like seeing Kasey gnaw on a turkey leg like a Neanderthal.

Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighing

Fighting sucks. Fighting with your s/o sucks even worse. Especially when you’re both right and you’re both wrong and neither is willing to just let it go. Drama. Bad, Designing Women kind of drama. I think I’m being Suzanne Sugarbaker too. Uhg, god I hate her.

I’ve been places in my head that I haven’t been to since highschool. Places I didn’t want to see again. This is all making me feel uncomfortable. Maybe Gina was right.

Those cats are fast as lightning.

The cats are being very weird throughout all of this… I slept on the sofa again last night, in the same room with the litterbox. I swear, they were playing in the litter the entire night. Taking turns. This morning there is litter ALL OVER THE LIVING ROOM. I think it’s their little kitty way of saying “Stop it already. Shut up, both of you, and come here and pet me.”

Oh well, I guess we have to see what our ids egos allow us to do with this situation. I have litter to sweep up before I go to work.

It’s all a big circle

Last night in Sociology we started talking about Mental Disorders. I’m not sure why, since they don’t really apply directly to Sociology, but I didn’t really care because I find MEntal Disorders totally fascinating. We covered a few Thought Disorders (schizophrenia and schizosomethingelse), the big Mood Disorders (Depression, Bi-Polar, etc) and discussed Phobias & Anxiety Disorders. I was going to show off my knowledge of obscure phobias since I researched a few for a paper in highschool – but all I could remember was Triscadecaphobia (fear of the number 13) and Meusaphobia (fear of pregnancy). I used to know the “fear of being eaten alive by sharks” and the “fear of having peanut butter stick to the roof of your mouth” but I couldn’t remember them.

Obligatory compulsive google search for phobias:

ALLODOXAPHOBIA – fear of opinions
ARACHIBUTYROPHOBIA – fear of having peanut butter stick to the roof of your mouth
DEXTROPHOBIA – fear of objects at the right side of the body
GENIOPHOBIA – fear of chins
GENUPHOBIA – fear of knees
GRAPHOPHOBIA – fear of handwriting
ITHYPHALLOPHOBIA – fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis
IDEOPHOBIA – fear of ideas
KOINONIPHOBIA – fear of rooms
LACHANOPHOBIA – fear of vegetables
LEVOPHOBIA – fear of things at the left side of the body
LINONOPHOBIA – fear of string
LOGOPHOBIA – fear of words
MACROPHOBIA – fear of long waits
MNEMOPHOBIA – fear of memories
ONOMATOPHOBIA – fear of names
NOSTOPHOBIA – fear of returning home
OCTOPHOBIA – fear of the figure 8
OPTOPHOBIA – fear of opening one’s eyes
PAPYROPHOBIA – fear of paper
PANOPHOBIA – fear of everything
PHRONEMOPHOBIA – fear of thinking
PHOBOPHOBIA – fear of phobias
SELENOPHOBIA – fear of the moon
SIDEROPHOBIA – fear of stars
VESTIPHOBIA – fear of clothing
WALLOONPHOBIA – fear of the Walloons

Or, check out phobialist.com. Wow.

Anyway, I can’t wait until we get to Personality Disorders. I have many questions.

Mike West Tonight

I’m not going to bother sending out an e-vite – too much trouble and it’s usually the same turnout… but anyway, I just got this in my inbox:

Mike West
New Orleans Levee-billy music
http://www.mikewest.net

The Mike West Band will be playing The Maple Leaf, Oak Street, New Orleans this Sunday April 6, 9pm. Mike’s new CD, “The Man Who Could Fall Backwards”, will be available at the gig. You can also get it from the web site… hope you can make it out to the Maple Leaf….

I hope so too.