Like a street or an avenue, a Lane! And why Russell is awesome.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Since Steven isn't going to be around this weekend, I'm planning on spending my time watching Netflix movies and cleaning (and I might go shopping because there are some good sales out there!).  It should be fun, but hopefully I won't get too lonely.  Chinese takeout and Revolutionary Road here I come!  Anyone seen that?  I hope it's good! 

I had to take Steven to the airport before work this morning, and I was so early that I had time to stop at Starbucks.  I walked up and ordered my grande vanilla latte, the lady asked my name, and when I told her, she asked me to repeat it and then said "How do you spell that?"  I mean, I was used to this response when I was younger and people calling me all sorts of things like Gina, Jana, etc, but my name is pretty popular now.  I can find it on magnets and keychains, even!  But I don't think it was just her, because the lady in the other line was named Lane, and she had to repeat it approximately 10 times, and then spell it, before they could write it on her cup.  I mean, Lane.  That's not that strange of a name either, but I was thinking, she should have said "Like 'avenue' or 'street', Lane".  Maybe that would have spelled it out for them.  And anyway, these Starbucks employees spend their entire shifts asking people their names, you'd think they would have come across just about all of them, especially Jenna and Lane.

Sidenote:  I don't think I should have gotten the grande because I'm suffering from caffeine intoxication right now.  Did you know that was a term?  I googled "caffeine overdose" and it brought me to the Wikipedia page for caffeine.  And I quote...


An acute overdose of caffeine, usually in excess of about 300 milligrams, dependent on body weight and level of caffeine tolerance, can result in a state of central nervous system over-stimulation called caffeine intoxication (DSM-IV 305.90),[91] or colloquially the "caffeine jitters". The symptoms of caffeine intoxication are not unlike overdoses of other stimulants. It may include restlessness, nervousness, excitement, insomnia, flushing of the face, increased urination, gastrointestinal disturbance, muscle twitching, a rambling flow of thought and speech, irritability, irregular or rapid heart beat, and psychomotor agitation.[89] In cases of much larger overdoses, mania, depression, lapses in judgment, disorientation, disinhibition, delusions, hallucinations, and psychosis may occur, and rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue) can be provoked.
Saying you're "caffeine intoxicated" sounds way worse than saying you have the jitters.  Really I've just been googling things like crazy and getting excited about the sales at Old Navy and American Eagle, and thinking of things at approximately a million miles a minute.  Ahh!  I have a huge thermos of coffee every morning, but I must make mine a lot weaker than Starbucks does, thank goodness.  I don't think I could do this everyday.

Survivor came on Wednesday night instead of Thursday this week (I hate when shows do that - it always throws me off), but since we were watching New Moon instead, I had to DVR it.  We watched it last night, and I must say, just give Russell the million dollars right now because he deserves it more than any of those losers.  In case you didn't see it (or don't watch it - gasp!), Russell is on the "Villains" tribe, which, at the beginning of the episode, contained 9 castaways.  Russell is in a alliance with 2 other people, and the remaining 6 are all in an alliance together.  Needless to say, the alliance of 6 led by Boston Rob should have been able to vote out whoever they wanted from Russell's alliance.  However, Rob's alliance was afraid that Russell had the hidden immunity idol (rightly so), and thought it best to split their votes down the middle - 3 for Russell and 3 for Parvati, to make it a 3 way tie (Russell, Parvati, and whoever Russell's alliance decided to vote for).  Since either Russell could keep the idol for himself or give it to Parvati, Rob's alliance could vote out the one who didn't have the idol.  Russell, being the genius that he is, figured they would do this, so he pulled one of them aside (Tyson, who Russell's alliance was planning on voting for), and basically said "I know it's a lost cause, and I would save Parvati if I could, but I'm just going to go with you guys and write her name down."  In Tyson's interview clip, he said "I just want Parvati out, so even though I'm supposed to vote for Russell, I'm going to write Parvati's name down just to get her out of here."  IDIOT!  So, at the tribal council, when Jeff asked if anyone would like to play the hidden immunity idol, Russell stood up and walked over to Jeff, pulled it out and said "No, not this way," turned around and gave it to Parvati.  Parvati walked up and gave it to Jeff.  When the votes were read, Parvati had 4 (because Tyson switched) which didn't count, Russell had 2, and Tyson had the remaining 3.  So long Tyson - you are a moron!  Oh my gosh, this made me so excited.  There has never been a better player than Russell.  I mean, he just never gives up and it is AWESOME!

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