Happy birthday, Skybil!
What do you get somebody who can already run for office?
Remember that one conversation where we talked about acceptable presents from people? Happy bday, from all your favorite acceptable presents!
Back to the dirty dirty to make good on my bet (oh, and go a wedding).
Warning: videos are basically only funny to those who were actually feasting at U-Joint. It was probably the beer.
Important lessons learnt from the wedding weekend:
1. Don’t wait til the last minute to realize that you still need to buy a wedding present.
2. But neverfear, as long as said couple is not on Twitter, you can still receive sound advice:
- @jaredlombard @dpnation See if they registered on theknot.com?
- @Cybil @dpnation Forget finding out where they are registered, bacon always makes a lovely gift.
[for the record, they were indeed found on theknot.com. And they will be receiving a deep fryer shortly]
5. Make sure you check your receipt prior to driving off in the economy lot.
6. Invite friends to brunch, realize they are all on Twitter! (Except for Mrs. @uvatexn)
Hooray! Survived my first crash-free race weekend of the season.
“So fabulous….what i would do for a little Mike’s [Hard Lemonade] right now….even more fabulous — your biking outfit. get some.” -Pink
Spotted: The Brit on gchat, who has not changed her status message in literally two years.
So I’ve been afflicted with the Black Lung for about two weeks now. Did you know that eating a whole bag of cough drops means you consume well over 400 calories? Over the span of two days per package, this is probably not a good pace to be keeping.
Spotten in Chelsea Market: Sesame Street!
This isn’t a cupcake.. it’s a vessel for frosting.
Did you know.. bacon was invented by the romans in 300 BCE? First aqueducts, now this.
My heart rate monitor just broke on hill climbs, which means either A) it was a cheap piece of crap ($20) or B) my heart exploded. Cast your vote.
Ah, cyber-terrorism via remote location. It’s almost too easy..
skybil: I think I jumped when I logged in today
(who doesn’t love danaheads as their desktop wallpaper?)
And who says you have to be famous in order to have your Twitter hacked?
Skybil should at least be happy that there are no signs of Clippy.. yet.
Update: She’s now throwing around false accusations!
Skybil (12:24:23 PM): YOU!
Skybil (12:24:27 PM): I thought it was Sean
The Brit (12:24:30 PM): me
Skybil (12:24:31 PM): BUT IT WAS YOU
The Brit (12:24:35 PM): wot?
Skybil (12:24:35 PM): I trusted you!
Skybil (12:24:48 PM): I jumped when I saw the Danaheads!
Skybil (12:24:51 PM): Hee hee!
Happy Olympics! Who doesn’t LOVE the fact that Ralph Lauren outfitted the athletes for the opening ceremony? (Okay, so that might be just me). HOT.
Prey Family Vacation, a brief history
Wed: delayed two hours getting out of NYC (so what else is new?) Fortunally, not seated next to the WORLDS FATTEST MAN ALIVE this time around. Delta, you are DEAD to me.
Thurs: got lost in a cornfield somewhere in Indiana en route to the lake. At first Garmin was blamed, until we realized that mom typed in the wrong address. Typical.
Fri: Water skiing: 0, DJP: 1. And now the current one miler fun run champ. So fast that they had me recreate my finish to take the proper photos (and I still finished ahead of 2nd place daddy-o).
Possibly a little too tan for my own good, if that’s possible. Face is a little burnt, which is what Skybil must feel like anytime her skin is exposed to sunlight.
Oh, and here’s to hoping that Skybil found Bernie, or that Bernie has found a more attentive pet owner..
DP: poor rach, is she okay since tex was traded?
Skybil: She hasn’t been able to talk about it yet
A couple weeks ago we got VIP tix to the Colbert Report. Stephen = God. It was like.. ghetto burgers for the soul. Check out the episode here. Also, check out this hilarious interview with Lucas Conley, a guy on how branding is ruining consumerism. Obviously I went out to buy the book cause it came in such a cool package (which totally defeats the purpose of his book, but oh well)..
Rainn Wilson, aka Dwight K. Schrute from The Office, was at CNN today! The Brit hostilely made me submit an iReport, which quickly became a monster in the newsroom. Behold:
Email from The Brit:
Subject: I don’t see a submission from your Dwight bobblehead yet
So like the good obedient child that I am, I put together my very first iReport:
Next email from The Brit:
The iReport team are complaining that you didn’t send video…
Comments from inside the building, useful suggestion at end.
The Brit: I made her send it!
The Brit: and have berated her for it not being video
DW: Thank you, saves me from having to do it.
DW: I’m betting not first time she’s gotten berated for “doesn’t follow directions.”
DW: it’s gotten 56 hits in 14 minutes.
The Brit: really? oh lord, she’ll be insufferable. But 50 of those prob from inside here
DW: i don’t know how the click counts work internally. she didn’t even have her picture in her profile. i’m pretty sure some of our users get additional clicks because of picture they choose
The Brit: it’s her first submission, bless her
DW: i’m just saying. she’s got her logo. i’m estimating that picture of female is good for at least a 10% increase in clicks. more if they’re cute.
More, via IM:
The Brit: … But I have created a whole new audience for dpnation …
DP: i just changed my profile pic
The Brit: a man wandering past my cube says “that’ll work”
And somewhere out of this, I think got hitched:
y++: breaking news!
y++: Deeps is now my gf
Skybil: Let me start spreading rumors …
y++: fictional, perhaps, but where’s the line these days
y++: yes yes, she’s my gf
Skybil: True. Lots of relationships are based on fiction!
DW comes through on my iReport, clears for on air usage!
DW: “I’ll make an exception and vet this one.”
Q&A between DW and DP (required for iReports used on CNN):
Did you take the picture? — YES and those are my bobbles (Teixiera is a gift from the Brit herself)
What kind of camera did you use? — iPhone, hence why the picture quality is so awful
Where do you live? NYC
What do you do? MBA/online celebrity/bacon enthusiast
Are you over 18? pretty sure, yes.
They begin to realize they’ve created a monster:
Skybil: You’ve made Dana insufferable!!
Skybil: I blame you
Skybil: Good point
Going live in 3.. 2..
The Brit: make sure you watch this thing on dotcom live
The Brit: there may be a surprise for you
Wes’ brush with fame and 20/20 hindsight:
Wes: OMG OMG I just got to shake dwight schrute’s hand
Wes: he even talked to me
Wes: bet you’re regretting business school now
Dwight signing T’s [exercise] ball.
m++’s ultimate plan:
m++: skybil has given me a strategy on how to get you down here
m++: deeps, your hair looks terrible, you need to visit your stylist here
[he may be onto something here..]
Slight modification to the newly purchased Nike Haywards:
PS, these shoes are inspired by a design Pre himself created.
Headed to Paris tonite.. The Brit teaches The Prep a thing or two in French:
dp: can you teach me some french
dp: or at least get me a better exchange rate on the euro?
Brit: mais oui. voulez vous coucher avec moi, ce soir.
Brit: plus ca change
dp: um isn’t that saying something like ‘i am a hooker’?
Brit: only if you charge ….
Brit: je suis faim
Brit: means I’m horny
Brit: j’ai faim means I’m hungry
Brit: the difference is important
Brit: je suis canadienne — also useful
Skybil, on looking ‘French’ so I fit in:
Skybil: You don’t own black, do you?
Skybil: Bring me back a sense of style!
Au revoir, bitches!
Visiting the Nike House of Hoops in Harlem..
Kicks of pro players (in their actual sizes – smallest was a 12 in Steve Nash)
As for the rest of life in The City..
The office.. next to Radio City and waayy to close to all the 5th Ave shopping.
Unfortunately, I missed this in the ATL:
The Brit collects her Mark Teixiera bobblehead. All I gotta say, is thank god for eBay. I too will have my TexMex bobble.
Kissena, the team that at some point I’ll be riding with this summer. (Yay for UVA colors). Who knew that it would take over a month for the bruises from getting run over by bikes (twice) to go away?
Speaking of which, what do a Tour de France Champion (Alberto Contador) and I have in common? Turns out, we both like to fracture our elbows!
“The 2007 Tour de France winner crashed during Saturday’s eighth stage to Tivoli. He finished in the bunch on both Saturday and Sunday but an x-ray carried during Monday’s rest day revealed a small fissure fracture at the head of the radius bone of his left forearm.”
Neverfear, living in New York will not deprive me of my favorite clothing store ever: there’s a Ralph Lauren Rugby store in the Village.
The subway is a place of marvel for a small town southerner. The things I’ve seen in one week.. most notably, the guys who were breakdancing in a relatively full train, doing flips on the pole/handrails and a two-person somersault down the aisle. It was absolutely ridic, in a good way. Other ridiculous things happen on the subway that don’t need to be mentioned.
(Two-person somersault example here.. but the subway one was way better)
In regards to the legend of the $18 mani/pedi in NYC: it’s TRUE.
Best sign ever!
And the new Nats ballpark debuted tonite.. against the Bravos! Check out the new unis. Love love love. (Brit, this pic’s for you)
Trivia tidbit: Chipper Jones hit the first homerun in the Nationals ballpark
Braves home opener tomorrow (Monday). Remember last year? Winter coats + baseball = so wrong.
Luckily, we survived at campaign headquarters.
And fortunately for CNN’ers, the Starbucks and Chickfila escaped unscathed.
At Paddy’s party last night
And someone walks in with CHIK FILA
I lost my mind
[skybil.. who else?]
Spring break is in the books. Bacon everyday in ATL.. if you need me, I’ll be recovering from my meat coma.
|spring break ATL|
“I have yet to stop talking about the Ghetto Burger that changed my life.” -skybil
This is what happens when other people are in charge of making the brunch plans..
Ms. D ana J ane P rey, previously and soon to be again of Atlanta, Georgia, would like to extend an invitation to breakfast for those who have recently returned from Utah and their spouses.
She has this message: It may not be trivia, but it will be trivial
Location is flexible, depending on if you know of a better, nearer, breakfast place. Princess Prey’s chauffeur has not yet decided whether the royal personage will be permitted inside or will have to run alongside.
Earlier fine too to beat those brunch crowds.
By: Former cube-mate’s spouse and esteemed trivia teammate
Subject: Accepted: It’s not curry, but it is good
Sounds fabulous. Will her ladyship allow us to dine with her, or will we be gathered at her feet, politely picking at the scraps?
Sun In My Belly, conveniently located in Kirkwood, also does a nice brunch and is a little bit off the beaten path (or was, the last time I dined there, over a year ago).
Does this qualify me to get out of paying taxes?
———- Forwarded message ———-
Date: Oct 7, 2007 3:59 PM
Subject: You don’t exist
To: Cybil, Dana
Hello there so-called Cybil and so-called Dana
The Rachel Clarkes of the United States hereby announce that they could take you in any fight. Particularly cos there are 88 of us and apparently none of you.
Check out http://www.howmanyofme.com/search/
And it IS a competition.
———- Forwarded message ———-
Date: Oct 5, 2007 11:53 AM
Subject: To my friends
To: Cybil, Dana
Now that Marion has come clean, I feel I must admit too that I have taken flaxseed oil, though I continue to believe my freakish strength is down to God and hard work.
I am sorry for all the disappointment you may now feel.
———- Forwarded message ———-
Date: Oct 6, 2007 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: To my friends
Oh my God, it’s all so clear now. It’s weird how we can look back at events and it suddenly all makes sense. I kept thinking about how Rachel so easily threw you over her shoulder (and then fell down in my cubicle). Freakishly strong, indeed.
Wouldn’t it be embarrassing if I accidentally sent this to Rachel??? Ha!
On my departure:
Skybil:Yesterday when there was a meeting for new [promoted worker], someone backed into the Danahead Story Tracker
Skybil:It made this huge rukus
Skybil:It was just like you were here
Skybil: Oh, [boyfriend] said you need to come back
DP: are you still cranky?
Skybil: YES! He’s been sick so I’ve been making up new dances to cheer him up
Skybil: I even worked in a split leap!! He was unimpressed.
Skybil: He just says, Yeah, Dana needs to come back
On dance partners:
DP: maybe [nameless coworker] will dance with you?
Skybil: I’ve even asked her
Skybil: I was like, we need to create a dance about this feature series!!
Skybil: She thought I was joking, so I had to play it off
Skybil: Yeah, things are so bad without you, rach is in the artic circle
On anger management:
Skybil: So [another nameless coworker] was giving away 4 Braves tickets to the first person who responded to his email and … I WON! So, [dp's former boss] walks by and asks how I’m going to make three friends by 7pm.
Skybil: And then I smacked him.
Salty hits two HRs in a close one.. I would say I miss him, but The Brit might kill me over her precious Teixeira.
Willy saves the day by catching the would-be tying home run in the bottom of the 9th versus the Mets!
Total Boyfriend of the Moment honors. That is, if The Brit allows this (having staked her claim first). The only thing that could have made this pic better is if Willy was wearing his Princess Leia earmuff batting helmet.