Okay, so I've been putting off (once again) being asked to do stuff... I know this may shock you - but my penchant for procrastination and laziness spills over from my work into my private life. (I KNOW! Nobody could have seen that coming. ) So I decided to (once again) do a half-assed job of responding - HOWEVER FOR THE RECORD, some of this is not my fault!!
CK Lunchbox asked me to post my top 10 Movie Stars (I can't recall if it was actors, actresses or movies...actually, I think it might be movies - the post was a while ago and there is obviously no way I could potentially figure this out (a) mostly because I don't care enough to do so; and (b) because I am clearly going to do what the hell I feel like ANYWAY because I have an inability to follow simple instructions....
JB at Blackthoughts asked me to post 6 unimportant things that make me happy. Now as many of you are starting to get to know me, you probably have realized that I have a bit of a flare for drama and am a tad bit on this side of bat shit crazy. Therefore, ANYTHING involving me is - by extension - IMPORTANT!
One guy told my boss - in response to his comment that when I found out about this thing, he was going to have to peel me off the ceiling -- that the ceiling is my favorite place in the room. Normally, I would get all huffy and offended at that blatant insult; however, the man's got a point. It IS my favorite place. I DO love to storm off in a huff over some imagined slight.
I will also defend my right to exaggerate any story or situational event because it makes the story better. If I told you guys about Sudan as it REALLY happened (woke up, it was hot; got dressed, went to work, it was hot, worked, it was hot, came home, it was hot), you'd click the "next blog" button. (You'd regret it later once you realized that finding an english language blog is RARE.) That is why in the interest of full disclosure - I titled this stupid blog "Facts are Strictly Optional"... (In light of the above, Mother and Paul, you may stop sending me emails pointing out that you never said that, or that's not how it happened...beacause in my blog - that IS how it happened. Khalas!)
Anyway, in no particular order, my favorite movies and actors/actresses:
-- LayerCake with Daniel Craig (my God that man is dreamy!) I can't even really remember what it was about, but I remember liking the movie - drugs or something. I'm not sure. He has his shirt off in this movie. Therefore, it IS worth your time! And Liz, you can totally stop pointing out how Daniel is too short for me and, therefore, better suited for you; we're dating now. It's deep and lasting. Of course he is not going to publically acknowledge that -- he values his privacy. He's considering moving to Sudan you know. He'll be here Friday.
-- Anchorman with Will Ferrell. Has so many quotes I use in my daily life. Why just the other night at the Dutch National Day, I told Paul, "You know, we've been coming to this same party for the last 12 years -- and in no way is that depressing." LOVE IT!
-- Emma - with that one guy whose name I can't remember. ..Mr. Knightly. I'm not sure WHY I love this movie..I just kinda do. It's my list! BACK OFF!
-- Superbad - with Seth what's his name. SO FUNNY. Josh and I did the Muddy Buddy relay race in Richmond last year with Liz and Dan; and we named ourselves team McLovins (it fits with our last name - if you knew it, you would think it was soo cute and witty; but you don't...so just trust me here!) Even made t-shirts.
-- Twilight with that guy who plays Edward. Please don't point out that the movie honks. I KNOW IT DOES. But I am obsessed with this shit and I can't seem to stop it. Believe me, I've considered breaking up with Daniel Craig for Edward, but he's only 17 and I think that might be illegal on some States -- although we COULD move to Montana...hmmm.... BACK OFF LIZ!
-- Young Frankenstein - with Mel Brooks. That shit is just funny and it NEVER gets old.
How many is this?? I grow weary of this list.
Okay, finally (are you still here? I won't blame you if you are not, I'm barely paying attention at this point!)
6 Things I am thankful for....
-- I am thankful that there are no spiders (that I have seen so far - and would appreciate it if you didn't point out any that are native to this place!) here in Khartoum. Blognut's last post just made me realize that I really DO have something to be thankful about here!!!
-- I am thankful that I have a Penny to send me boxes filled with cake mixes! which brings me to my next one:
- I am thankful that Josh is not here! Now I know that sounds bad, but consider my point if you would. When Josh is around, he doesn't understand my undying love for cake and all things cookie. Therefore, if I make a cake, I need to carefully consider my intake - for fear that he will bust out the horrified look (that frankly, is not limited to Josh. Liz, minoy and I have been the frequent receipients of horrified looks when confronted with our ability to consume cake). So in order to AVOID this situation, I try to hide how much I have eaten, but then realize that you CANNOT do that, so then I just FINISH IT - making myself SICK in the process and then being forced to come up with this elaborate story - complete with manufactured evidence - of a crime spree in Ashburn, resulting in a break in of our house by some local homeless person. He stole our cake (and $20 out of Josh's wallet).
DO YOU SEE? I have good reason to be thankful.
- I am thankful that I have a job from which I pretty much cannot be fired because I've worked here so many years now that it is easier for them to just wait me out now. USG will always take the path of least resistance.
- I am thankful that I was given the honor of being duty officer on the ONE WEEKEND where the government of Sudan issues a formal order that ALL ANIMALS coming into Sudan will be killed in order to stop the spread of Swine flu to Sudan -- WITHOUT notifying the airlines of this....so when the damn American arrives in country with their precious kitty, Fluffy - all hell breaks lose. (Nobody panic - Fluffy and the owner are on their way back home...where they belong. Lesson to be learned here: do not try to help others and volunteer your time. It can only end in me having to do more work....)
Okay, clearly that last one freed up my inner sarcasm.... So, I'll just stop my list now.
AND, I'm NOT going to tag 6 people because I don't think it is right to give homework over a weekend. I'm just a good person like that.....
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