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about smartcookie

i write about what goes on in my life. i write about things i think are funny. i write nonsense. i write about bodily functions.

i have a boyfriend/husband named nathan who loves video games. we get along great. about 7% of the time. any percentage greater is purely a curious statistical anomaly.
aww i love nate!

and as our story progresses, you may wonder who i'm talking about.

aside from courageous nathan, our main characters include:
oh. and i teach dance and like accounting. the end.

people i read

oh joy
seth godin
not martha
ikea hacker
ad goodness
oh happy day
design sponge
steamy kitchen
a softer world
the superficial
go fug yourself
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Friday, November 30, 2007
safety in the workplace, eh?

canadians are serious about safety in the workplace. check out these commercials.

sorry if i ruined your lunch.

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congratulations, nablopomo'ers

well friends, it's over.

no more posts of random links found at the last minute. no more pointless entries for the sake of just having a daily entry. it was tough, but we got through it.

and besides, i found some cool kids through it all.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007
it's almost over!!

word. word. words. more words. making sentences.

so close i can almost taste the cute animal, homemade jam, burt's bees products, fleece blanket and other various prizes.

good thing the prizes aren't based on good content.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007
i am writing this so i don't have to think about it tomorrow

links again! so creative! i mean, if you really want to hear all about my exciting day of swing class, ballet and rehearsal i can -- oh, what's that? links are fine? well then.

a softer world. a web comic? art? something that's cynnical and twisted.

apple basket by mighty goods. buy me somethign!

zombie-brain dishes.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

because i have nothing to write about.

cardboard castle. i would have loved this as a kid.

office paintball photos.

tiramisu recipe i am going to attempt this weekend.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

sorry for the angry-ness that was the last post. i am not usually that hostile.

tonight i am just cold. because it is cold out. brr. and because i'm developing a cold. sniffle.

here's to cough drops and hot tea.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007
whatcha gonna do..

i hope everyone's thanksgiving was good! i had a good break, but while driving to and from home, i had plenty of time to observe some really bad drivers. and i have decided that my number one pet driving peeve is people who brake FOR NO REASON whatsoever. oh wait i know why you are randomly braking - its one of two reason: 1) you are SO impatient that you must drive on the BUMPER of the person in front of you. so when they slow down you have to brake to avoid causing an accident. great job. way to drive defensively. OR 2) you are just fking stupid. i hate you. kill yourself.*

my favorite new artist on myspace (listen to the first song).

*i am not encouraging suicide. just don't drive. ever.

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Saturday, November 24, 2007
nablo oh no!!

squeaking in at the last minute. this still counts, right?

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Friday, November 23, 2007
black friday = bye bye $$$$

so today my plan was to sleep in (check), eat leftovers (check), and buy nothing (...).

but... the sales... clearance... ahhhhhh cannot resist!!!

but at least i didn't leave my house. (does that make it worse?) i succumbed to the need to buy sale items and bought some stuff at aeropostale.com - they have a 50% off sale and some really good other sales. and i bought stuff for other people, so it wasn't entirely a loss. plus how cute are these flats?
totally worth it.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007
happy turkey day!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007
elf yourself

happy almost christmastime!!

if you do nothing else to get into the christmas spirit, you must visit elfyourself.com and send a friend some cheer.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
buying time

i'm leaving for home tomorrow and will be gone for the rest of the week. i am going to have to put "nablopomo" on my hand in permanent marker to remember to do it!!

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Monday, November 19, 2007
talking about the weather

theboyfriend: not here
theboyfriend: liar
me: it totally just snowed
me: well it's barely flaking
me: but it's totally snowing
theboyfriend: sure you're not seeing you white hair in front of your face?
theboyfriend: [enter meltdown sequence]
me: i didn't pull it out cause i wanted to show you
theboyfriend: you lie
theboyfriend: you kept it to look distinguished
me: eww
theboyfriend: i bet its pollinating its whiteness all over your head
me: yeah i told you if i pulled it out it would hatch all of its friends
me: i should have never pulled that one out
me: i am going to go grey overnight
me: will you still love me?
me: i'll take that as a no
me: 3 minutes is plenty of time to respond
theboyfriend: haha

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Sunday, November 18, 2007
fall is almost over

huntington color

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

i am a good proof-reader. i like to pay attention to grammar rules. which is why i am in the facebook group "i judge you when you use poor grammar."

tonight was sort of slow, so i was browsing the photos and i had to share two unbelievable ones.

1. check before you tattoo yourself. ask a friend. ask your tattoo artist. please.
added challenge: name that buffalo-originated musical artist!

2. the back story on this photo: this was ordered for a going-away party at an office. the office worker called the cake place (wal-mart) and told them they wanted the following message: "Best Wishes Suzanne, and underneath that, we will miss you".


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Friday, November 16, 2007
weird things seen while driving


this is my response to dooey and rachel's entries about weird things they saw on the road. while its definitely not as cool as giant tires or whole houses, it is two mattresses (or perhaps one mattress and a box spring) atop a SUV*, held on only by the gentlemen's arms who were inside.

look again:
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notice the arm. there was one on the other side and they were driving about 25 mph. which still seemed a bit ridiculous as buffalo can get pretty windy. what would happen if a gust of wind got under the front of the mattresses? hence why i was driving along side.

* grammar check: "a SUV" sounds funny - should it be "an SUV"? i should ask grammar girl.

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i am so disgusted

i don't usually post "serious" stuff, but this was so awful, i feel that it needs to be spread:

via nobodylikesonions.com
1. Fake Myspace Account? Check!

2. False pictures and posts to trick your 13-yr-old daughter's friend into thinking a cute boy likes her? Check!

3. Spread false rumors to the community about your daughter’s friend after the friend had enough being treated like shit and ended their teenage friendship? Check!

4. Full knowledge that your daughter's friend is mentally unstable and on mind altering drugs for this problem? Check!

5. Telling your daughter's friend to go kill herself after ruining her reputation and using the fake account to do it? The fake account of the only boy who liked her? Check!

6. Saying that you don't feel very guilty after your daughter's friend hangs herself? Check and Mate!


Full information.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007
cat = garbage no longer

lately the cat has been smelling like garbage. possibly because she tipped over the garbage and ate whatever she found.

so today i washed the cat. stella was surprisingly agreeable and let me blow dry her after. such a weird cat. i would have taken pictures if my hands weren't full of wet cat.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
my google search history is special.

+ grey hair
+ wigs near 14214
+ toupee clips
+ "how big is a fat quarter?"
+ phantom wang
+ marshmellow guns
+ free trees
+ "do your nose and ears stop growing?"
+ funny smell coming from oven
+ squirrels safe to eat again
+ wrong!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007
a short list of irrational worries

so if my brain were a computer, let's say a PC (even though i'm totally a mac girl), and you hit ctrl-alt-delete to see what programs were using the most memory or ram or whatever, my background worry program would be off the charts. this program would be one of those ones that runs in the background and has no purpose other than to suck up memory and such. my worrying is basically a virus in my brain.

so maybe writing some of them down will make them seem silly and i will stop? probably not. here goes anyway:

+ that i will lose control of my motor functions while my foot is on the brake and hit the pedestrians crossing the street at a red light.
+ that the one grey hair i found today has many friends ready to hatch and one day i will go prematurely grey.
+ that the cat's newest behavior is a result of the diet that she's on (see video below).

and now, stella:

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maybe some peanut butter would help?

so, among other pointless things i worry about so often, my newest worry is my eating pattern. i mean, i eat the same thing for breakfast, lunch and dinner for days, usually until i run out of whatever it is that i'm stuck on. is that what other people who only cook for themselves do? if i made different meals every night, i'd have too many leftovers.

but don't you think that's just a little weird? that for every day for the past two weeks, i have had rice crispies with raspberries for breakfast and then some combination of tomato soup, a banana, yogurt, banana bread, celery, and grilled cheese (or bread and butter) for lunch / dinner?

before that it was oatmeal, chili and pumpkin bread. at least i'm seasonal.


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Monday, November 12, 2007
xmas list, part 3

sakura earring stand by urban outfitters

only $10!! so cheap!! and so pretty!! and conveniently giving me a legit reason to need more dangly earrings to hang on it.

p.s. is it cheating if i post at like 11:59pm yesterday and then 12:01am today? because that's what i'm doing.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007
last minute!!

this one is really squeaking in!

i would say that i procrastinated, but i honestly just got home. sixteen hours after i left.. good lord.

come see this play because i have invested too many hours for people not to come.

so tired.

good night.

i am trying really hard to be boring this week. (in case you couldn't tell)


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Saturday, November 10, 2007
banana bread mmm

i made banana bread the other day. and then took pictures. so that i could write about it. in my blog.


banana bread
3 over-ripe bananas* (mostly brown)
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup white flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of salt
3/4 cup pecans, chopped (optional)

*most recipes i saw called for 3 or 4 ripe bananas, but i only had 2, so i added 1/2 cup of applesauce, which made the bread really moist and still tasted alot of bananas.

mash bananas to lumpy consistency. add butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. stir until mostly mixed. add dry ingredients (sift if you wish) and blend. do not overmix so much that there are no banana lumps. [nut note: if you want nuts in your bread, add them now. i just sprinkled them on top because i was indecisive about whether i would like them or not]

spoon into greased loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes at 350 F. enjoy! i like mine toasted in the morning w/butter.

and then it snowed. and not nice fluffy snow. ugly cold sleet snow.

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flickr endorsement

flickr has a cool new way of tagging photos (well its probably not new) - geotagging! so now if you want to see all my photos from school, you just click on the map!

pretty exciting, huh? and slightly creepy? right now i have it set so that my photos don't show up in general browsing, just if i link to them. but if you didn't set the privacy levels, i think this would be a really creepy way for stalkers / burglers / etc. to invade your privacy. but for now, its cool.


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Friday, November 09, 2007
save the world liiinks

once again, a short post.. i promise i will be more sane after next tuesday.

1. free rice
2. click to give site

1. ub secrets - like post secret, but for UB
2. coffee spoon'n' clip. (see picture to the right) why didn't i think of that??

if you're in the buffalo area, come see buffalo contemporary dance tomorrow @ 8pm, sunday @ 2pm or next weekend, same times. if you prefer theater, come see city of angels @ UB (nov. 14-18) - i am responsible for the thunder noises in the 2nd act. so it will sort of be like i'm there. and if you want even more dance - come see me dance in zodiaque studio ensemble nov. 29-dec. 2. <<>>

and now a cat picture.

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Thursday, November 08, 2007
cold weather haiku

its a good day for
grilled* cheese and tomato soup
because it's SNOWING.

this is a "just-in-case" entry in case i get out of rehearsal and home after midnight.

*i only used grilled because toasted had too many syllables.


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Wednesday, November 07, 2007
day seven. happy wednesday.

so it hasn't even been a whole week and i'm already b*tching. this upcoming week is going to be pretty busy due to various commitments, dance things, etc, but i will do my best to keep my post-a-day commitment. forgive me if they are short.

if you're in the western ny area and want to see me dance, i am performing this weekend and next with buffalo contemporary dance. one of our professors is in the company, so she is showcasing her choreography with the other dancers. pretty exciting. if you like dance and stuff.

and since all that was overly serious, here is something for you to think about: the phrase "Polterwang". brought to you by the girls over at gofugyourself.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007
please tell me this exists

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Monday, November 05, 2007
that's what i want for xmas.... part 2 (calendar edition)

i have a feeling this "segment" of my blog will be never ending until dec. 25 (then called "that's what i want for my bday?"). perhaps i should be less subtle. NATE. I WANT THESE THINGS. HINT HINT. HINT.

1. plantable, bio-degradable, calendar from botanical paperworks.
how cool is that?? after each month is over, you get to plant the little calendar and wildflowers grow! or in my case, nothing grows because of my black thumb. but the concept is really cool.

unfortunately, i already had a desk calendar (non-biodegradable and therefore much less cool) picked out for 2008... instant back-up christmas gift! here is the letterpress calendar by ilee i am in love with:biodegradable v. handmade letterpress with sparkley spider web for October.... such a tough call.

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Sunday, November 04, 2007
a brief visit by news of the wierd

See if you can tell which of the following stories is FAKE. Once you've decided, click on the headline to see if it truly is real:


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electric punt returner

ok now i remember what i wanted to post about, but its not as interesting as i originally thought.

so instead i will post about the delicious breakfast nate and i had this morning:

german oven pancake (jaden's steamy kitchen)
well i'm not sure why the whole word "german" didn't link, but whatever. man oven pancakes. ger.

i made some apple / pear / syrupy thing to put over it and it was delicious. mmmm. (ger)man oven pancake.

and if you're wondering about the title, "electric punt returner" is one of the phrases the monday night football announcers would NOT stop saying. and i was reminded by mimismartypants. and it irks me too. electric punt returner. electric pun returner. wtf. as she says, "Maybe that Fox NFL robot is on special teams and could be the elect(ronic) punt returner. He is totally limber and ready. Hey coach! Put the robot in!"

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Saturday, November 03, 2007
that's what i want for xmas.... part 1

so yesterday i had all this stuff i wanted to write about, but told myself: "you have a whole month of posts to fill up, wait until tomorrow." and now what? oh yeah, i can't remember any of it!! grrr...

i guess i'll just throw up* some pictures of stuff i want. cause that's good. and interesting. and not boring (you see what i did there - i used sarcasm). the new trend is "buy homemade", so i will exclusively post from etsy.

STUFF I WANT FROM ETSY (xmas, new year's, chanukah (however you spell it), etc)
4. clutch from AnnushKa

2. pretty much anything from modern art everyday, but especially the winter tree prints

1. address file

ok last item is not from etsy, but its not from a real store either - its from grey's anatomy. i want this headboard and bed:

i think its in kristina / old burke / callie?'s apartment, but i love that its like a couch. but its a bed. so awesome.

the end. of day three.

*i hate how i used "throw up" there. ugh. the same way i hate the phrase "i'll shoot you an email". ugh.

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Friday, November 02, 2007

i forgot that November is NaBloPoMo. luckily i posted yesterday! but now i am an official member:

anyway, all this means is that i will be posting once a day for the month (if i make it). should be interesting. and by interesting, i mean horribly boring as things like crutches on the sidewalk don't happen everyday. my life isn't THAT exciting. but enjoy the ride.

and if you want to see what other people are writing about, click below for a random member of NaBloPoMo:


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Thursday, November 01, 2007

THIS is what i woke up to the other day:
notice anything out of place??

no not the car. crutches. on the sidewalk. with no owner.

really, people of huntington? is this really how you want our fine road portrayed? and why are they outside of my house? as if i litter the street with large metal objects. was some poor kid with a broken leg abducted outside my house? was a miracle of sorts performed and the crutch-using owner was suddenly able to walk and cast down his crutches in triumph?

well they are gone now, but for a fleeting moment, my life made no sense.


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