Saturday, October 11, 2003

Tia's Random Thoughts for the Week

Okay, I (Tia) have been traveling like CRAZY for my job. Last week, I was in Indianapolis. This week I'm in Florida (don't feel bad for me, I just got back from the pool.) Next week, I'll be in Cleveland, Pennsylvania, and back in Indianapolis. The week after that I'll be in Ohio, West Virginia (oh joy) and in Louisville, KY. I'm going to London in the spring. At this rate I'll be able to fly for free. Needless to say, I haven't had a whole lot of time to write. I'm currently working on a review for John Mayer's Heavier Things. But I figured while I did that I would offer you these random thoughts.

Is anyone else disturbed by the fact that R. Kelly is calling himself the "Pied Piper" of R&B? Does anyone remember the original story of The Pied Piper? Contrary to the Looney Tunes version, the piper did not just lead the mice away. In the end he led the town's CHILDREN away. NOW are you disturbed?

Can anyone tell me why no matter where I'm flying I have to lay over in Atlanta if I'm flying Delta and in St Louis if I'm flying American. I understand that certain airlines have hubs in certain cities, but give me a break. I was trying to fly from Nashvegas to Cincinnati, a journey that's a 4-hour drive. The flight was just as long, with a layover in the STL. Last week on a flight from Indianapolis to the 'Ville, I had a layover in Atlanta. So let me get this straight, I have to fly 4 hours SOUTH of Nashville to get there? That's why tickets are so high. They have to pay for all of the fuel they waste. But in light of their ridiculous flight plans I must offer kudos to American. Right now you can buy a ROUND TRIP ticket from New York to LONDON for $99. I'm thinking about just buying a ticket and going for the weekend. For $99, why not? God save the queen!!!!


Toya and I LOVE Andre 3000. Don't you? If you said no, then you haven't seen the video for "Hey Ya." Go watch the video and then come back with the correct answer: an emphatic YES!!!

A Little Secret.....
I feel rather close to you, our reading audience, so I offer you an abridged version of some of my current guilty pleasure
- Newlyweds on MTV - There are times when I just want to slap Jessica Simpson. She can't be that stupid. It's not possible. However, in spite of her stupidity I find myself tuning in. Somehow I manage to catch an episode every week.
-Seventeen by the Beu Sisters - The song came out last summer. It is terribly written, produced and sung. I LOVE IT! I have played the song every day for the last week. If you need a hearty laugh, do a search for the Beu Sisters and hit up their website (if it's still up and running.) You will either laugh yourself sick when you watch the video because they were dead serious when they made it or you will laugh yourself silly because you will hear Seventeen and realize that I am probably the biggest weenie you're NEVER met.
-Candie Kisses Lipgloss - As far as I know you can only buy this stuff at Sally's Beauty Supply. It tastes like candy. It is dangerous and should not be used in closed spaces with boys. I absolutely LOVE it. I can not get enough of it. People probably think I"m some sort of pervert (or related to LL) because I spend so much time licking my lips. There are rumours that the gloss comes in flavours other than the 3 Sally's carries. In the immortal words of Mystikal, "DANGER!"

And Finally....
I work in "corporate America." I do clinical research for a Contract Research Organization or CRO. The are quite a few women in my field. I've met all kinds of people from all kinds of walks of life. Recently, I've noticed that A LOT of women are not taking their husbands last name. Now maybe I'm old fashion but what's up with that? If I were a guy and my wife didn't want to take my last name I'd feel, for lack of a better word, played. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but in my mind that's part of the whole leave and cleave thing. I'm leaving behind the family covering of my youth to join with another human being to become one. I don't know. Feedback is (almost) always welcome. Give me your thoughts on this.

Okay, I'm going to get my butt kick at video games. I'm in Tampa with my friend Brian and every time I visit he feels the need to destroy me at video games. What are friends for?

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