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-- Updated (almost) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday --

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Least-favorite smells

5. Baby powder-scented air freshener

4. Sour milk

3. B.O.

2. Dirty diapers

1. Vomit
5. Lavender (reminds me of a girl)

4. Mildew

3. My own vomit

2. Fresh dog poo

1. Any cologne or perfume in excess

Friday, May 26, 2006

Favorite nonfiction books

5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

4. Chess for Dummies by James Eade

3. A Decent Cup of Tea by Malachi McCormick

2. Driven to Distraction by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell

1. Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
5. A Coach's Life by Dean E. Smith

4. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

3. Parliament of Whores by P. J. O'Rourke

2. The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

1. Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Things I do to reduce stress

5. Eat ice cream

4. Take a nap

3. Watch TV (An episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD always perks me right up.)

2. Read comic books

1. Play with my kids
5. Order Chinese take-out

4. Nyquil

3. Walk the dog

2. Mindless TV

1. Run

Monday, May 22, 2006

Things I have to constantly remind myself

5. Veronica Mars airs on Tuesdays now. Not Wednesdays

4. Small children don't understand sarcasm.

3. The garbage men pick up at our house on Tuesdays and Fridays. Therefore, if it is a day other than Tuesday or Friday, they are not coming.

2. Going to bed at a reasonable hour makes it much easier to get up in the mornings.

1. Bills are due every month.
5. Call my parents.

4. Don't buy things I don't need.

3. Don't pay full price for books.

2. Be patient.

1. This is your life; accept it.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Places I don't want to visit again

5. Memphis, Tennessee

4. Little Rock, Arkansas

3. Houma, Louisiana

2. Midland, Texas

1. Odessa, Texas
5. Midland, Texas

4. Kentucky

3. Rockville, Maryland

2. West Virginia

1. New Orleans, Louisiana

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Lesson's I've learned

5. A goal without a plan is just a wish.

4. Your credit rating is important.

3. Worrying is a waste of time.

2. Pinching pennies is fine when shopping for dishwashing detergent or paper towels, but not for toilet paper or oven mitts.

1. Happiness is a choice, as is kindness. Both are choices worth making every day.
5. There will always be detractors.

4. Be kind as often as possible.

3. Be willing to compromise.

2. Practice humility.

1. Don't fear challenges.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Favorite songs to sing along to

5. "Army" by Ben Folds Five

4. "Here Comes Your Man" by The Pixies

3. "Space Oddity" by David Bowie

2. "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys

1. "One Week" by the Barenaked Ladies
5. "Back on the Chain Gang" by The Pretenders

4. "Do You Want To?" by Franz Ferdinand

3. "Michelle" by the Beatles

2. "The Passenger" by Iggy Pop

1. "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John

Friday, May 12, 2006

Favorite stand-up comics

5. Brian Regan

4. Sarah Silverman

3. Dave Chappelle

2. Steven Wright

1. Bill Hicks
5. Emo Phillips

4. Sarah Silverman

3. Sam Kinison

2. Eddie Murphy

1. Mitch Hedberg

Monday, May 08, 2006

Things my coworkers don't know about me

5. I'm an ice cream snob. (I only buy Ben & Jerry's.)

4. I played the french horn in junior high school.

3. I still dream of someday becoming a professional cartoonist.

2. My all-time favorite food is garlic bread.

1. I have ADHD.
5. I have an affinity for classic Neil Diamond tunes.

4. I'm not as conservative as they are.

3. I hate spiders.

2. I still consider the Peace Corps a viable (though unlikely) option.

1. I contribute to a haiku website.

Friday, May 05, 2006

CDs (artists) in my car right now

5. Belle & Sebastian

4. The Flaming Lips

3. Wilco

2. Kelly Clarkson

1. Weezer
5. Belle & Sebastian

4. R.E.M.

3. Ambulance LTD

2. The Pixies

1. The Talking Heads

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Best live concerts I've attended

5. R.E.M.

4. Barenaked Ladies

3. Ben Folds

2. Dave Matthews Band

1. U2
5. Edie Brickell

4. Stevie Wonder

3. Harry Connick Jr.

2. Air

1. The Pixies

Monday, May 01, 2006

Office pet peeves

5. Clients

4. People who think coworker = best buddy

3. Office gossip

2. Incompetence

1. Whiners
5. People who check voicemail over speaker phone with no regard to volume

4. Ungrateful recipients whom you helped

3. Older employees who begrduge policy changes (ADAPT!!!)

2. Over-eager new hires

1. People who don't know what you do but feel compelled to tell you how to do it