Saturday, September 30, 2006
I am headed to Iowa City today for the Iowa vs Ohio State football game. Sadly, my mom won't be making the trip to the IC, but I will be able to tailgate with my brother and dad. We can only hope that the tailgate will be to the level of greatness as last years when we were punting sausages.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
This is what my quiz results were:
Soulmate Calculator for American Singles
ResultYour Final Probability Coefficient: 6.25594964980544E-07
You have to meet: 1,598,478 male Chicago singles to find your soulmate.
Total population in Chicago: 2,896,016
Estimate male singles in Chicago meeting your marital status and age requirements: 723,671
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
Kerry and the "Beer Bong"
By MARK LEIBOVICH
Published: September 19, 2006
Politicians face all manner of peril whenever they wade into, er, festive environments.
Rodney White/Des Moines Register
John Kerry was offered a "beer bong" before the Iowa State football game Saturday.
Senator John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, learned this lesson on Saturday at a tailgate party before the Iowa-Iowa State football game. A young woman hoisted a “beer bong” to his face — and the moment was duly documented by a photograph in The Des Moines Register.
“Beer bong” refers to a tubular, funnel-like device deployed to “inhale” large quantities of beer in a few seconds.
But did Mr. Kerry actually inhale?
“Definitely not,” said David Wade, the senator’s spokesman. “Actually, since we were in Iowa, it was probably filled with ethanol.”
taken from the NYTimes
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
I was actually telling someone the other day that she thought her uterus would fall out if she ran. I am glad that she has been jogging and still has an intact uterus.
If you want a good laugh, check out Jenne's blog.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Nurse strangles man hired to kill her
By ANNE M. PETERSON, Associated Press WriterSat Sep 16, 7:15 AM ET
When Susan Kuhnhausen returned home from work one day earlier this month, she encountered an intruder wielding a claw hammer. After a struggle, the 51-year-old nurse fended off her attacker by strangling him with her bare hands.
Neighbors praised the woman for her bravery, and investigators said they believed the dead man — Edward Dalton Haffey — was burglarizing Kuhnhausen's home. But after an investigation, police now say the intruder Kuhnhausen strangled was apparently a hit man hired by her estranged husband — Michael James Kuhnhausen Sr. — to kill her.
The 58-year-old husband was taken into custody Thursday and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder. He was ordered held on $500,000 bail.
Haffey had worked as a custodian under Kuhnhausen at an adult video store, according an affidavit filed by the Multnomah County District Attorney's office.
Kuhnhausen and his wife were in the process of getting a divorce, and she told officers "her husband was distraught about the divorce and wanting to reconcile but that she was insisting on the divorce," the affidavit states.
A background check showed Haffey had served lengthy prison terms for conspiracy to commit aggravated murder and convictions for robbery and burglary.
Inside a backpack Haffey left at the scene was a day planner with "Call Mike, Get letter," scribbled on the week of Sept. 4, the affidavit said. Michael Kuhnhausen's cell phone number was jotted on the inside of a folder, it said.
An emergency room nurse who lives in a southeast Portland neighborhood, Susan Kuhnhausen arrived home on the evening of Sept. 6 to find Haffey coming at her with a claw hammer.
She was struck in the head and wrested the weapon away, but the struggle continued and Haffey bit the nurse, according to police. A large woman, she was eventually able to get the slight Haffey into a chokehold and police later found him dead in a hallway. An autopsy revealed the cause of death as strangulation.
Police say she acted in self-defense.
There was no sign of forced entry into the home, but according to the affidavit, Susan Kuhnhausen offered an explanation for the lack of evidence of a break-in: Her estranged husband had the security codes for the home's alarm system, and would have been able to disarm it.
Michael Kuhnhausen denies any involvement, the affidavit states.
Susan Kuhnhausen was out of town attending a nursing conference and did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
She left this message on her voicemail: "I'm not able to answer all the calls that I've received in the past few days. I'm being comforted by your concern and your support. I want you to know that our lives are all at risk for random acts, but more likely random acts of love will come your way than random acts of violence."
Friday, September 15, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Our reaction to the tragic news:
MelissaKaraK: my whole idea of marriage has been shaken to the very core
Stawojo5481: i know
Stawojo5481: he stuck his finger up her butthole to dislodge poop when she was constipated. that is love
MelissaKaraK: i know
MelissaKaraK: i don't ever want anyone to love me that much
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Sick and tired of the cold, rainy and gloomy days, I decided that since it just looked overcast out today that I would take a long walk outside instead of heading to the gym. Bad idea. When I was about a mile from home it began to mist, which I was fine with. By the time I was 3 miles from home, it had begun to almost rain. That is when I had enough and turned around to head home. I was freezing cold and wet by the time I made it back to my apartment, but it was nice to get outside.
Big happenings this weekend.
My roommate turns 24 tomorrow and is going out to Howl at the Moon, a dueling piano bar from fun and festivities on Friday night. This also means the return of her boyfriend to also stay with us in our apartment this weekend.
Saturday is the Iowa vs Iowa State game.
Everyone knows who I am cheering for.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
Today I got called off of work and after going out for lunch and gallivanting around the city for a few hours, I made a big decision.
I decided to clean out my closet.
While removing an alarming number of clothes, I took an even more drastic step.
I cleaned out my shoes bin. My shoes were stored in a 60 gallon rubbermaid and it was overflowing.
I blame my addiction to shoes on the fact that I have large feet. While it is much more common for shoe companies to make size 11 shoes now, it was not the case when I was younger. I have been wearing a size 11 since 7th grade. This led me to buy up most shoes that were made in size 11...And due to the lack of size 11's being made, I became a shoe hoarder. I have gotten much better at not buying all size 11's in sight in the past few years, but like any girl, I still love my shoes(especially flip flops).
Here was the damage I did tonight:
Shoes thrown out: 14 pairs
Shoes being recycled: 22 pairs
Shoes I still own: about 40 pairs(a third to 1/2 of those are flip flops)
I know. I thought it could never be done. But my large rubber made isn't even filled to the top anymore.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Here are a couple that I liked from this week:
Monday, September 04, 2006
The local superintendent is catching a lot of flack for this stunt. He defends himself saying it was an attempt to raise money for a new park and that he was wearing swim trunks in the photo but you can not see them.
Get the whole story. It also includes a news video showing all the pictures in the calendar.
Queensland state government sources quoted by Australian Associated Press (AAP) said Irwin, 44, whose television show "The Crocodile Hunter" won international acclaim and popularized the phrase "Crikey," was believed to have been killed by a stingray barb that pierced his chest.
He was filming an underwater documentary off Port Douglas when the accident occurred, the report said.
Sky Television also reported that Irwin had been stung by a sting ray.
Australian emergency officials could not immediately confirm the reports.
Irwin won a global following for his daredevil antics but also triggered outrage in 2004 by holding his then one-month-old baby while feeding a snapping crocodile at his Australian zoo.