Monday, October 31, 2005


Sunday, October 30, 2005

I had the wierdest dream last night!
I was inside this huge ship/spaceship/submarine looking thing that was half filled with water. By big, I mean huge! At least the size of a mall if not bigger. In fact, it kind of was set up like a mall in the sense that there were stores or rooms outlining the whole inside of the vessel. Then there was a walkway outside these rooms that also served as a balcony which over-looked to this huge center pool of water. This pool of water was big enough that it was producing waves. The ship was not fancy or furnished in any way like a mall, instead it looked like a submarine and just the metal/steel or whatever they're made of. Very industrial like.
I was among about 1,000 pther people stuck in the water having not a clue where or why we were there. After what seems like hours of struggling to stay above water and trying to figure out what we're doing there the whole top of the vessel opens up. It opened ever so slowly and in the same manner of elevator doors (from the middle and opening out). Once the doors opened they reveal what appears to be the clear starry night sky, but could easily be outerspace as well... Suddenly we hear a mans voice over a very loud intercom system. Seconds later we follow the voice to a huge screen with that very same man speaking..What the hell? The man is Bill Gates! He is standing outside a spray paint shop inside the vessel looking down upon us. He is being video taped and put on big screen so we can all clearly see him.

He has this whole speech planned out, most of which I can't for the life of me remember. Then I suddenly blurt out, "Why the hell are we here, and when will we get to go home? Even with 1,000 people screaming and flailing about through the water, Bill still seems to hear me and replies, "You will all stay here for 508 days, unfortunately for quite a few of you, you will not be going home". "Then where are you taking us?", many asked in return . Rich bastard just smiled and let out an evil cackle.
Later on Bill returned to give us the run down on our food supply. He informed us that we would only be allowed to eat canned spaghetti and to make thinks even more interesting- every day 1 can that gets handed out will be laced with a lethal dose of poison. Now that pissed me off!
At that point I was able to get out of the water and scale the balcony, where I found my childhood friend Lisa who was balled up in the fetal position. I sat down next to her and retorically asked, "can you fucking believe this shit?" She then went on to tell my that her parents had sent her off to something similar to this a few years back, only they didn't know it was like this. They thought it was a camp that taught kids how to build their own business empire. She said that the 'evil dictator' at that 'camp' was no other than Oprah! Lisa said that it was just like this only Dr. Phil made MANY visits.
After hearing that, I was ready to over throw this whole thing, when I WOKE UP!
That was by far the craziest dream I have had in a long while!! I will be very suspicious of Bill Gates and Oprah for quite some time.
Anyone had any strange dreams lately? Let me know! Or if you know how to analyze dreams, I'd would just LOVE to hear what the hell this one meant...

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Take the quiz: "Which Horror Movie Are You?"

The Craft
You're whole life, you've felt different. You know you're different, and that is why you break away from the norm and don't give a shit what other people think about you. You're you, you're proud, you're a bit... weird might I say? but you're far more interesting than most people will ever percieve. Keep being yourself, whether people like it or not.

Friday, October 28, 2005

I didn't realize that I went a whole week without posting. That is really strange, I must have been alot more busy than I thought.

I started my new job on Monday. Its convenient store work, which is nice because I have about 2 years of experience in that area. I went way too long without a job for reasons I don't even think I could clearly explain, but now I have one and the money will finally be able to start flowing in. The bank will probably take a double look when they see my account growing...My God its a miracle! She actually has money coming in, somebody take a picture of this, they WILL NEVER believe us!"

I was originally supposed to train all week, but once they figured out that I'm not their typical idiot and that I actually comprehend the job, they moved me to my store. That was 2 days into training...YAY ME! It's all easy stuff, the worst part is that I have to be at my store at 6am Tues-Fri and the commute is about 25 minutes, not to mention that I have to shower and get dressed. Also when winter officially arrives, I have to warm my car up, and the part of town I'm in I can't leave it running unattended. Long story short, I have to wake up WAY TOO FUCKING EARLY!

My sister called from school and asked me what I wanted for Christmas...Well actually she asked if I liked a few different things, I think she was shopping already. She's the bestest seeder a gurl could have! This got me thinking, what the hell am I going to get her? I had not a clue, and when I ask her I get the typical bestest seeder answer "You don't need to get me anything". Then a light bulb went off, I'm so gonna get her a ***********************************************


Have a good night kiddies

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Got this from my friend Steph:
1. What time did you get up this morning? 4AM! I had to be at work at 6am.
2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds ARE a girls best friend3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?Must Love Dogs
4. What is your favorite TV show? Lost, Surface, Buffy, Law and Order, John Stewart, Gilmore Girls
5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Slimfast and apple
6. What's your favorite cuisine? I love BBQ
7. What foods do you dislike? zuccini, lamb, deer, 90% of beans, sushi
8. What is your favorite chip flavor? Salt and vinegar baby!
9. What's your favorite CD at the moment? Death Cab for Cutie
10. What kind of car do you drive? I'm ashamed to say...86' Mercury Lynx
11. Favorite sandwich? meatball
12. What characteristics do you despise? Mean bitter people. People who cheat to get ahead in life, ingrateful people, road rage..
13. What is your favorite type of clothing? Jeans, cropped pants, sweatshirt/t-shirt, sandals or sneakers.
14. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would yougo? North Dakota...I hear it's a woot!
15. What color is your bedroom? I don't appreciate this question...for you must have known that I have Peter Rabbit wallpaper...IT WAS THERE WHEN WE MOVED IN!! I lack the time and ability to remove it!
16. Favorite brand of clothing? Lane Bryant, Eddie Bauer(though I have little from there...), Target, Old Navy
17. Where would you retire to? the ocean
18. Favorite time of the day? Night...because I get to sleep
19. What was your most memorable birthday? Well the ONE and only birthday party that I had friends invited to, was at Champs restaurant and sports bar...I was like 11...I got jelly beans as a present. It was swell!
20. Where were you born? Omaha Nebraska...
21. Favorite sport to watch? gymnastics
22. Who do you least expect to send this back to you? Steph, cuz shes already done it!
24. What fabric detergent do you use? ERA
25. Were you named after anyone? Unfortunately yes...My father Michael. Someday ask me the dumb story behind it.
26. Do you wish on stars? sure
27. When did you last cry? I don't know
28. Do you like your handwriting? Not really, it's too sloppy sometimes 29. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you? sure, I'm bubbly and welcoming
30. Are you a daredevil? not at all
31. Do looks matter? unfortunately, yes
32. How do you release anger? I burn something....JK! I get really pissy
33. Where is your second home? I have one home
34. What were your favorite toys as a child? Oh's hard to remember that far back. I watched Dirty Dancing ALOT when I was little. That was probably a toy for me. I vagely remember barbies, but not alot of them
35. What class in High School was totally useless? I guess math
36. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Who me?.
37. Favorite movies? Generally anything with John Cusack, Truman Show, The Whole Nine Yards, The Village....
38. What are your nicknames? Chaelly, Chaellyboo, pooperina(not used anymore for obvious reasons)
39. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? no
40. Do you think that you are strong? I will hunt you down...and kick YOUR ass! Strong enough for ya?
41. What's your favorite ice cream flavor? chocolate
42. What are your favorite colors? green, orange, lavendar
43. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? I'm fat and every part of my body
44. Who do you miss the most? Lydia, Steph, Peanut and Sylvia...Lydia and Steph I'll see soon, but the other two are left in my memories
45. Do you want everyone you sent this to send it back? I don't really care
46. What color pants are you wearing? khaki
47. What are you listening to right now? the voices in my head
48. Last thing you ate? salad
49. If you were a CRAYON what color would you be? granny smith apple green!
50. Last person you talked to on the phone? my mother
51. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? body and sense of humor
52. Favorite Drink? margaritas
53. Do you wear contacts? No
54. Favorite Day of the Year? Christmas
55. Scary Movies or Happy Endings? happy endings
56. Summer or winter? Spring and fall57. Hugs OR Kisses? kisses...I like to suck face from time to time
58. What Is Your Favorite Dessert? cake
59. What Book(s)Are You Reading? my journal...
60. What's On Your Mouse Pad? my mouse...
61. What Did You Watch Last night on TV? Um...nothing
62. Favorite Smells? My moms signature perfume, Men's Calogne, clean clothes, outside, campfires
63. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Beatles
64. What's the furthest you've been from home? Washington DC

Thursday, October 20, 2005

I don't know what to say....My brain is empty!

I just got home from my first day of training. Its was really boring. I dod however get to refresh on the characteristics of sexual harrassment in the workplace. I've come to realize that I know where all the actors from the day-time soap Passions were picked from...Cheap employer demonstrational videos! Because the acting is equally as shitty! My dog could have done a better job than them. But, I guess it's not about the quality, it's about the quantity of the info derived from it.

What if there were an award for employer demonstrational videos? I'd call it "The Chaellyboo"....and the The Chaellyboo for worst on-screen demonstrational acting goes to? That's got a nice ring to it, don't ya think?

You guys, I can't think, my brain is in fart-mode.

Good news: I'm not going to Hell & crazy socks are back in style!!!
Well at least according to the ex-con poor man I gave $1 to. This all happened while I was at the gas station fillin' up the Suzuki. ($36.88 to fill the little bitch up!). I got to chatting with a lady that had a dress on with a bunch of crazy colored socks attached to the skirt in the most random places. I had to look twice to make sure I was really seeing socks, when she looked at me and said "ohhh, yeah, it was Crazy Sock Day at school...the kids get mad if I don't participate". I let out a maniacal cackle when I realized that now I can dedicate ONE WHOLE DAY to crazy socks!! ROCK ON!!
Then while crazy sock lady and I were chatting it up, a very haggard looking poor man walked up to us and proceeded to explain how he had just gotten out of prison and that he was applying for a job at the Red Cross, but wondered if we could spare a buck to help him until he gets employed. I could tell that the lady didn't want to give him anything, but quite the perdicament she was faced with after just rambling on about how she is the worlds BEST teacher...And just between us...wouldn't the worlds BEST teacher help a fellow Omahian out? I too probably would not have given him I don't like to promote being in prison, but the man had excellent evidence with him that he was trying to get a job! Even had a copy of his birth certificate and drivers ID. I'm not sure why, but I glanced at it and let me just say...HE TOTALLY LIED ABOUT HIS WEIGHT!!! I saw some man flab under that coat... So I ended up giving him a buck as well...I also informed him that Pottery Barn was hiring for seasonal help, just incase he was interested!!!
Then as I concluded fillin up the car, he asks another lady that was in a Mercedes...and you can probably guess what she said, yup, that's right, she said "NOO, go away" (complete with the scrunched nose and 'go away' hand gesture). As I was about to leave, the man walked by the car and said to me " yeah, you know you won't be goin to Hell now!! Thank you maam, but that other woman...*looks her way* she gonna be needin' some sunblock for where she goin.
What a load off my shoulders, because my highschool peers totally had me under the impression that if you didn't own a would go to HELL!!
If you're bored, you can put yourself on my map! Just click on the 'MAP YOURSELF' link to the left.
Here's a treat for ya! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Got this over at Crystal's...hope she doesn't mind!

Let me know where you at homie!!

You know you're at Wal-mart

Thanks to Crystal for the idea on this.

Things seen at walmart:

Engaged couple picking out their wedding rings from the '$10.99 or less' rack. I hope they splurged and went for the $10.99 rings, anything less would be just plain CHEAP!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Applesauce and such

Years ago my mother prided herself with the fact that if worldly destruction came upon us, we would be well fed for a good 5 years with her healthy wholesome homemade canned food. We had everything...applesauce, salsa, chili sauce, a variety of jams including: strawberry, peach, raspberry, wildberry, applebutter, jalapeano, blueberry...Also canned veggies: pickles and beets, chili beean dip, tomato sauce, tomato puree, and whole tomatoes.

I believe the last time she canned something was in 1997, and what would ya know...WE STILL HAVE CANNED GOODS that is now 8 YEARS OLD! I'm not willing to put my stomach and my lacking gag reflex on the line for a possible glitch in the preservation-of-food-thru-canning system!!! I bring this up because my mom made a lovely dinner tonight, and thought it would be nice to have a generous serving of her famous applesauce with our pork. I trust 8 year old applesauce about as much as I trust 2 week old raw beef!

Today I spent a few hours outside doing yard work. It was a beautiful day to be out! It's hard to believe that it's still in the mid 70's in the middle of October...Hard to believe in Nebraska! I'm like 4 minutes walking distance from Jocelyn Castle, which is just shy of of being the most beautiful place in the Midwest.

Have a creative evening young ones!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

What do ya know...bored AGAIN!!

Another lonesome night all by thee self!! You'd think after so many boring nights I'd get used to it, but's the same thing every time! I'm currently drinking a tequila and lime juice while I listen to some easy tunes. I'm switching it up between Iron and Wine, The Fray, Grey's Anatomy Soundtrack, and last but certainly not least...Death Cab for Cutie.

My day was not much more thrilling than this evening. I had my 7 hour art class, but got out really early due to blissfully wonderful weather. When I got home from that, I sat down and flipped channels for a while. I stumbled across something funny that I thought you'd all like to hear. On E! they had some kind of True Hollywood Story on Miss America pagents, and the only thing I heard was this real bitch of a lady say "You don't see ugly women competing now do you? An ugly woman will not win, sorry ladies but that's the cold hard truth". At that moment I really felt like telling her where she could put her crown...

My older sister stopped by today. I don't want to use the word 'hate' but I sincerely dislike my sister. She is the purest form of evil there is! The sad part is that after we moved a couple of months ago, we went from being about 20 minutes away from her, to literally being 3 minutes from her! That is NOT good news! Someday I'll post the long dramatic Dynasty-like reason for why I'm not close to her, but I have a slight buzz and I don't want to spoil that!

Before I go, just a few things I'd like to say to the people who's blogs I read daily:

Dane: What the hell is with the suspense on this big 'Post'? I'm expecting something big my fellow blogger! Big.Huge.!

Fritz: Let me know if you need any tips on accomplishing EM. II. I'd be more than happy to come up with a few tactics for ya!! (I'm thinking LARGE scale profanity and nudity!).

Crystal: I have a good feeling I will think of you the next time I go to KMart or Walmart!! I'll definately stop by bedding to see the deals!

BOBI: Happy Birthday man! Go out and party! But don't drive or type while intoxicated...I mean it! If I find out you were typing under the influence...there WILL be hell to pay!!

Ashley: I'm jealous that you're so smart AND that you take Sociology online! Congrats on the 98!

Good Night people!!

Friday, October 14, 2005

Bored...On A Friday!!!!

It's 7pm here in Omaha. It's Friday night, and as usual I'm deciding what boring movie I should watch tonight. My brain is weighing the options between Two Weeks Notice, Friends Season 5, or Seinfeld Season 2...The decisions my mind is forced to make. Life or death people, really!!

There doesn't seem to be a whole lot on tonight, except the usually 'TGI Friday' shit. My mom swears by the show Hope & Faith on channel ABC. She also likes that new show on CBS with Jennifer Love Hewitt and that my friends is enough to make me want to eat my own vomit!! I really really dislike Ms. Hewitt and her acting skil...well what she does. I don't like to call her an actress or a singer or a talented anything! The one and only time I happen to be watching The View a couple weeks ago, Jennifer just so happened to be a guest. And my biggest wish was fulfilled! Everyone in the world had the opportunity to realize what an incompetant fool she is and why we should all damn her to manual labor!

In a 3.5 minute time span she went from talking about how she has 2 dead people in her house (in real life people!! Not on her show!!) And how these people were drawing off her energy...blah blah blah. Then to the other side of the nutbag extreme which is how she sent Matt Damon a bed! She claims that she read in the paper that Matt Damon was quoted saying that he was so tired from traveling around the world for work that he didn't even have a bed of his own to sleep in. So she goes ahead and does what most sane people do...She sends him a bed and a card then continues to get annoyed when he doesn't respond. I know it seems like a nice thing, but it's looney like tunes!

I think Law & Order SVU is on...I do love that show. Boy, would I love Detective Stabler to just....eehh eemm. I think we'll just leave that dream alone.

I'm gonna go do something productive.

Sorry for the craziness!!!!!

I've been being anal lately about my blog. I originally made my own template from scratch, but it ended up looking like a box of Cheez-It crackers. I finally found one that I think I like. Either way, I'm tired of looking for what I want, so this one will be staying for a while!


Thursday, October 13, 2005

Don't get too comfortable...

I'm not sure if I like this template. I'm trying it out for a day or two and then I'll decide. I don't like the way the sidebar is all the way at the bottom. If anyone knows how to fix that, I would greatly appreciate the tip! Thanks

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The Mighty Golden Arches and Cheez-It

Does anyone else get the vibe of the 'golden arches' and a box of Cheez-It crackers when they enter this blog??

I'm ohhh so proud of it because it took me about 4.5 hours to figure out how to change the template 'manually'...I think I'm going to search for a new template that DOESN'T remind me of McDonalds.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

The Wonder of Midtown

So I woke up early this morning only to be greeted with my car having been broken into. To tell you the truth, I'm not sure I'd classify this as a typical burglary. Why, you may be asking? Well not only did the not take very much, they were very considerate as to not break any glass and closed the door when they were finished.

We just recently moved from West Omaha, to Midtown Omaha, and there is quite certainly an adjustment period. West Omaha, is alot newer (as Omaha grew to the West), and overall alot cleaner. Without being offensive, I'd say there is less crime and less homeless occupancy in West Omaha. Midtown is a much more spicy story. There's so much more flavor to Midtown, with 100 year old homes that have been refurbished into multi-thousand dollar homes, eclectic shopping strips, and alot more homeless people. We have a garage behind our backyard that is accessable through an alley, and as most alley's go, you tend to get some comotion in the last hours of the evening. I've seen a few people pass with their shopping carts, they go thru people's trash and make more noise than I think they realize, but they seem to be very pleasent.

Enter the crack of dawn this morning... I wake up super early to go help my mom at work, and I get in my car (nothing noticable from exterior of car). When I get in I realize that my glove compartment box is open and both sun visors are down completely (This is damning evidence for me!) I'm not all that upset because they didn't take anything from either of those places for lack of valuable stuff in them.

I have a really messy car right now. It's a mix of clothing, old school stuff, and trash.. I know where everything is, it's just built up to a mountain of my shit that is conveniently used as fuel for my mother's fire *wink wink*. The did steal my yellow UNO sweatshirt! I only wore it once, but it meant so much more to me than anyone will ever realize. It's not everyday you stumble upon a yellow and brown themed college sweatshirt for a college who's colors are red and wite...I stood out, and liked it!!

A moment of silence for the sweatshirt.

I'm going back to bed, peace out!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

How Could I Forget?

I just received an email from my friend Steph out in San Francisco who brought 2 things to my attention (1 she probably didn't realize). The first is that I forgot to mention her in my last post! The second one I've forgotten, so it's not all that important!!

To Steph: I truly am very sorry, by not mentioning you I hope you didn't assume that I WOULD indeed make you wear neon flapper/fringe?! I would only make one person wear something so awful because it would only match her awful personality and I believe you know who I'm speaking of (*cough* lauren *caugh*).

Though I could probably make some arrangements if you're interested in the personalized cape...

Just so we're all up to speed, Lydia and Steph have recieved written blog evidence of my promise to keep them out of the flapper/fringe/Dolly/RuPaul bridesmaid gowns! So long as you wake me up with a 'wet willie' if I ever think that red ribbon ass bows would look good.


Dream Analysis Anyone??

Last night I had a weird one of a dream. I dreamt thatI was getting married. Who I was marrying is one big blur, the focus of the whole dream was what the bride (me!) and my bridal party wore. Disclaimer: If you easily get nausious at the thought of overly bright colors and patterns, then please, for your own safety, do not read further.

I had on a very princess-like gown, but insisted on a big fat red ribbon to be tied around my waist and tied in a huge bow on my ASS! Then, so as not to leave the big ass bow lonely, I had a similar situation placed on my head! Like a little school girl. Many of you may be thinking...'Oh that's not all that bad, it could be much worse'. Yes, it could be, and ironic you say that, because it gets MUCH MUCH WORSE!!!

I ended up having like 13 bridesmaids, which is silly, because I don't even think I know 13 people that would willingly fill a bridesmaid position for me. Each bridesmaid wore a different color, and the common theme between these colors were NEON! It's really hard for me to describe what these dresses looked like, only because I puke alittle in my mouth everytime I think about it. But what the hell, here it goes. They were a cross between a 1930's flapper dress and a bad country fringe costume with sparkle, lots and lots of sparkle. To top it off, they came with personalized fringed cape's.

To my sister: I promise, I will not make you wear neon flapper fringe at my wedding.

So what the crap could that possibly say about me? The obvious? Dream Michaela has horrible horrible taste!

So what the crap does that say about me??

Saturday, October 01, 2005

What did you do today?

Today I had my 7 hour art class, though I actually enjoyed it this week. Rather then meeting at the Elkorn campus and sitting in a room for the better part of the day, we met at Jocelyn Art Museum and screened the premiere of Art:21. Art:21 is a documentary of sorts on contemporary artists all over the place. The 4 artists featured were Cai Guo-Qiang, Laylah Ali, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Ida Applebroog. Never heard of them? Yeah, neither had I!!

I'm partial to contemporary art...I like it when the art actually has content on the artists behalf, not when it's a dot and a squiggly line and the artist says it's the viewers opinion what to depict from it...In fact I hate that!

The theme of the episode was Power. How different artists depict power in their artistic views. Cai Guo-Qiang did a number of different things. He produced art with gun powder. It was strange, but still very interesting, almost like performing art in the sense that you want to be there for the making of it. He sprinkles gun powder on canvas then blows it up, the end product is very interesting. He also liked the idea of things in slow motion. The beauty of a car flipping in the air 3 times in slow motion. He actually had an exhibit of this! It was amazing!

This is the car flipping in the air! Cool, huh?

Laylah Ali is a 2-D artist that I didn't really find all that interesting. The only thing I got out of her part in the documentary was that she is an anal-retentive crazy lady!

Krzysztof Wodiczko does large scale slide and video projections. Mostly focusing on political or controversial topics in society. Included are terrorism, rape, murder... His art often serves as monuments for different causes.

Ida Applebroog is just awesome! I don't even know how to explain her art. She doesn't even consider it art, and some of it I wouldn't either. She is definately a feminist in her art and in life. She does drawings that literally look like a 6 year old drew, and then sculptures that are sloppily formed bodies with giant vaginas! Vagina's seem to play a big part in her art. I kept seeing them everywhere. Hopefully I wasn't just imagining them, b/c you know you're in trouble when you're hallucinating vagina's!

Overall I thought they were all very interesting.

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