My life was dawdling in the Narthex of Cool (NC) before, but now it’s breaking all kinds of barriers into the Inner Sanctum of Radical (ISR).

It’s the little things, really: I just scored a bluetooth headset for 50% off when it wasn’t even on sale in the first place; I’m into a totally amazing guy and may get to be his totally amazing girlfriend; Christmas with my family was great, and I adore them because they’re just as nutty as I am; I get to go to Germany in one month!  I’m becoming more gutsy and honest about how happy I am with my life changes lately; My step-sister and I are real friends which adds to the very short list of women whom I trust with my true self; I’m having one of the easiest work weeks I’ve had in months (sorry CTI, I won’t bleed overtime this week!); My college friend just got engaged; and I found a great bridesmaid dress for my sister’s wedding.

And hell, the sun was shining today.

Welcome to the ISR.


White Whine makes me whiny

White Whine is the same thing over and over again. I’m not talking about content; I’m talking about format and tone. Apparently either one person is making all of these up and has no creativity, or the publisher only likes one type of whine. Meh.

“Thanks, Wall Street.  You killed my mutual funds and now I have to take the kids to the Bahamas instead of Aruba.  We’re not even staying at Paradise Island!”
-Whine by Mel

“God, McSweeney’s, I miss David Foster Wallace too. Now get back to the funny-making.”
-Whine by Nick Douglas

“Come on Bittorrent, how do you not have this band? They’re all over the new Apple ad!”
-Whine by Nick Douglas

“Really New York Magazine, you can put together a Fall Preivew Double issue but can’t manage to include an approval matrix?”
-Whine by Peter

“Ugh, no “Mad Men” On Demand?  Seriously Time Warner, is this what you call offering me ‘all the best?’”
-Whine by Mike Leahy

“Come on, Pennsylvania. Three toll booths open and not a single one is EZPass Only?”
-Whine by Jim Hutchings

“Do you really need to send me an email every week, New Balanace?  How often do you think I buy shoes online?”
-Whine by Mike Rhulin

“When are you going to announce all the stores you are closing, Starbucks? The suspense is killing me.”
– Whine by Matt Enstrom

“Hey Glaceau, could you make your Vitamin Water caps just a little bit easier to open?  I don’t think I should have to enter a strongman competition every time I want to enjoy a little Formula 50.”
-Whine by Liana

“Ugh, Album Only, iTunes Music Store? I want neither the entire ‘Wall-E’ soundtrack nor the entire ‘Hello Dolly’ soundtrack!”
-Whine by Whitney

“Ugh, thanks Gmail, another misspelled email auto saved to my contacts list.”
– Whine by Mike Tucci

“Finish this list for me, Dan Brown: Angels and Demons, The DaVinci Code, and _______.  Don’t think your fans have forgotten that you owe us a third book.  We’re waiting.”
-Whine by Toby Glenn

“Jesus Garmin, I’ve been driving for 10 minutes and you still haven’t acquired a signal?  Good thing I checked Google Maps before I left otherwise I’d be completely lost.”
-Whine by Eric Farrell

“Hey R.E.M., you wanna at least tell us when tickets go on sale?”
-Whine by Brad Beasley

“Ethos Water?!  Nice ‘Bait and Switch,’ Starbucks.  I had gotten accustomed to buying Fiji water here and, YES I CAN taste the difference!”
-Whine by Black Crusader

White Whiny

Why isn’t Google Reader working? How can i keep up with all my blogs and websites if i can’t view the feeds? This settles it; Google is not the messiah.

This is the error I’m getting:

var _STREAM_LIST_STREAM_PREF = {“streamprefs”:{“user/05479955413994873644/label/people”:[{“id”:”is-expanded”,”value”:”true”}, {“id”:”subscription-ordering”,”value”: “A9EFDAD0FAC453A7F59C622396B3A9518D45678E88FE5434A5579739F01DEEC71584DADF”}],” user/054799554139

Yeah… hot. My White Whine for the day.