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Monday, July 26, 2004
Spotlight On...

The lovely Nankeenoodle,
pictured here at the Mayan Ruins last week.

Name:  Nancy, but I frequently find myself answering to “Noodle.”
Age:  26.  I’ll be 27 on November 12.  Go ahead, mark it on your calendars.
Location:  Hampton, Virginia.

Where were you born?  I was born in the Panama Canal Zone, a place that in fact does not exist anymore.  It was a 5-mile strip of land on either side of the Panama Canal that was controlled by the United States.  When the canal was turned back over to Panama in 1999, the Canal Zone ceased to exist.  There’s your history lesson for the day.

Were you an Army brat?
 Air Force brat, actually.  We also lived in Korea, Northern Virginia, Alabama and two different cities in Germany before moving to Hampton, where my dad retired.

What did you want to be when you grew up?  For a long time I was going to be a teacher, like my mom.  I also considered astronaut, doctor (although I don’t like blood), interior decorator, lawyer and President.  By the end of high school I had pretty much decided on journalism and that’s what I studied in college, but I burned out on the whole “writing stories” part of it, so I ended up on the other side of the fence, working in public relations.

What were mealtimes like for you as a child?  Loud!  I have two younger brothers and my whole family is talkative.  I can’t count the number of times my dad would say, “I’m sitting right here, you don’t have to yell.”  My family has a really good sense of humor too, so mealtimes were always fun.  My mom is a pretty good cook and I always got stuck having to set and clear the table.

Does your family live close?
 They’re just about 10 minutes down the road.  I still have dinner with them once or twice a week.

Did you ever like any of your school photos?  There were a few over the years.  It always seemed like the best ones were taken the day my Mom would forget it was picture day and dress me in a tee-shirt.  And my senior portraits were awful.

What kind of kids did you hang out with in school?
 Teem and I have been best friends since freshman year of high school - I don’t know how many people realize that.  We weren’t in the popular crowd or anything, but we had a good group of friends.  And we were ridiculously well-behaved.  I didn’t drink till I went off to college.

What was your first date like?  I think my first date was a group date.  My “boyfriend” and I went to see some movie at the base theater and then had ice cream at Baskin-Robbins.

What about your best date ever?
 Oh man, I can't even think of a really good one.  Hopefully there are better dates to come!

Describe your ideal type of guy.  Physically I'm attracted to tall guys (which is dumb, because I'm 5'2") with dark hair and blue eyes.  But sense of humor is most important.  I like a guy who can make me laugh.  We have to have good banter.

What is in your vegetable bin?  Nothing, because when I put things in there I tend to forget about them.  Actually, my fridge is pretty empty at the moment.

Do you cook much?  I like to cook, but I don't cook as much as I should.  I live alone and it's hard to cook for one person.  I'm a freeform cook, I don't use a lot of recipes.

What color is your car?  I describe it as seafoamy green.  She’s a Mercury Sable named Sabrina.

Are you having a good hair day?  Most of the time in the summer I’m too lazy to blow dry it, so I just wear it up all day.  It looks okay today.

What is your favorite perfume?    I usually just use body splash from Bath & Body Works, but if I ever decide to splurge on something, it’ll be Flower by Kenzo.

What is your middle name?  Elizabeth, chosen to honor my great aunt.

What type of books do you like to read?  I’m a compulsive reader and I enjoy almost anything, except for sci-fi or fantasy.  Recently I’ve been into Chick Lit, political non-fiction and biographies.

So, why haven't you caved in and started a blog yet?  I've started one a couple times, but never manage to write any entries.  I think it's because I spend most of my day at work writing and then I post on Looking Good or Hamster Time and read and comment on other people's blogs and chat online and I just don't have anything left to say at the end of the day.  

What is your favorite type of cookie?  My favorite type of cookie ever is the Nutmeg Logs my mom makes at Christmas.  But I’m pretty much a fan of any type of cookie, except for those containing raisins or white chocolate.  Raisins and white chocolate are of the devil.

Who would you like to see featured on the next Spotlight?  If he’s not off scaling the Himalayas or something, you should interview Gforce!

Thanks Nancy, it was fun, (and no, it didn't make you sound like a dork).

Posted at 01:05 am by ChefGrace
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Sunday, July 25, 2004

Look what came out of the fortune cookie I just ate! 

Posted at 09:36 pm by ChefGrace
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Saturday, July 24, 2004
chat chits

Overgme: know what I need?
Copssister: Grace?
but know what else I need?
Copssister: liquor?
Overgme: I have that too Cops!
I'm three sheets to the wind already!

hey ....whats up!!
Tsylyst: smack my ass, sprinkl
MrsSprinkl: bend over baby
berfer2: look out for tsy, he's frisky tonite
Tsylyst: *bends*
Copssister: Tsy - did you even say hello first???
berfer2: no he didn't
Tsylsyt: there's a price to be greeted by me
MrsSprinkl: oohhhh...what would that be????
berfer2: food and ass slapping
ass slapping i can do but i'm not cooking for your ass!

blurryv1510n: I don't have a blog!
Chefgracegeorge: we know Blurry
Chefgracegeorge: I  pointed out that you are a regular contributor to MY blog
Tsylyst:  none of the rest of us are ever cool enough to get transcribed on gracie's journal
Chefgracegeorge: I get some of my best material from you
blurryv1510n: Blogs are stupid!    Except Grace's.
Copssister: Blurry - what if blogging was a job requirement???
blurryv1510n: Cops, then I would refuse to do it, and what are you gonna do?     Fire me?!?
Copssister: how could I ever fire Blurry?

babyfishfel: i'm thinking i might get more male readers if I randomly posted pictures of naked ladies on my blog.
Tsylyst: that may do the trick for me
babyfishfel: that kind of changes my whole MO, though, for blogging.
berfer2: you people are all real smart-like about these here computing machines, aren'tcha?
babyfishfel: *wishes for HTML knowledge to infuse with brain*
Tsylyst: HTML is simple
berfer2: way to  make me feel like an idiot, TSY
berfer2: *taps computer*  Is this thing on??

berfer2: I'm going to do an Internet rescue on your ass!
berfer2: *pictures blurry having a stroke in front of computer*
AkaTVJunkie: what exactly is blurry doing?
berfer2: he goes away
berfer2: and doesn't participate
berfer2: and then I think he's dead
vw521: You know, I was thinking I might like some PEANUT BUTTER
blurryv1510n: I'm not having a stroke...   rather, a Beavis-seizure.
AkaTVJunkie: I just had some PEANUT BUTTER
berfer2: heh
vw521: I love PEANUT BUTTER
berfer2: those aren't fatal, right?
babyfishfel: I just had sushi
blurryv1510n: Only one way to find out...
vw521: Sushi and PEANUT BUTTER --- not too good

<--- directs Grace NOT to log tonight's chat
Chefgracegeorge: too late
Copssister: heeee
vw521: *cringes*
berfer2: Tsy will be so proud

Posted at 11:50 am by ChefGrace
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Thursday, July 22, 2004

Just a quick entry to apologize to several of you who's blogs I haven't been to in a few days, and the fact that I blew off recapping last night.  I've been having a few problems with my high-speed internet, and was completely cut off all day yesterday.  I managed to switch the modem over to my other computer, and managed to get it up and running.  After inspecting the cable outside this morning, I found that my cable has been chewed almost in half by some critter.  Which means that I will have to have the Cable Guy come out anyway.  At least I have access now, but it seems strange blogging in my bedroom. Heh.
I have fully recovered from last weekend, and am very excited that I'm going to Michigan in two weeks to see my sweetie again!  Don't worry, I will spare you all the juicy details;)

It is in the 90's here today, with nearly 100% humidity.   Alex got a rainbow sprinkler for her birthday, so I'm going to go set it up and frolic in the yard for a bit.  I'll get back to business later.

Posted at 04:19 pm by ChefGrace
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Royally Wrong

Okay,  I tore a page out of a popular magazine, and am linking it without their written consent, only because I just HAD to share it.  Hopefully the good folks at this magazine will never know.
At first, I thought this was a sweet article, full of warm fuzzies, until I got to the picture at the bottom, in the  middle. 
I couldn't stop laughing. 

See for yourself what Prince William does for fun.

Posted at 01:36 am by ChefGrace
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