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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Hells Kitchen

RIP Wafflehouse


"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says otherwise is trying to sell you something." --Wesley, "The Princess Bride"


Around the house


Well, I think I finally thought of how to act every time you
come around. I think I'm finally sick of faking it.

LiLo and the DUI + Coke


come on city of los angeles....send. her. to. prison.

more simpsons movie

"But we Americans are England's children! I know we don't call as often as we should, and we aren't as well behaved as our goody-two shoes brother, Canada. Who by the way has never had a girlfriend. (whispers) I'm just sayin'"- Homer Simpson

too much of something

passing out

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

smile wide

*When you cry be sure to dry your eyes,
cause better days are sure to come.
And when you smile be sure to smile wide,
and don't let them know that they have won.
And when you walk, walk with pride,
and don't show the hurt inside,
because the pain will soon be gone.*

call my cell<3


trying to find the motivation to clean/pack


We be makin' movies at work

no quitting

"No one will ever see me quit, because I simply won't. If I start something, I will finish it and do it well."


can't you tell that your tie is too wide?

Traveling with Family

Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it - New York, New York

Ok, so it's only temporary this week, but I'm still going. Call my cell and keep me sane because my family is crazyyyyy.


Today's Top Story:
American Idol

ugh, I hate this


I just ordered a Tivo Have no fear, VCR, I promise I'll still use you.

Watching some baseball, probably taking a nap, dinner, IDOL! GO BLAKE! (Jordin can GO too...just not as much as Blake)


I'm home! Call me. I'm dying of boredom.


This... is gonna suck.

visiting grandma & nuns and some twins

Visiting my grandma and then seeing some nuns with my twins! Yaaay!

Leaving for L.A. on Thursday, y'all.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Approval Rating

waiting for the day when George Bush's approval rating is a lower number than my age... it's getting close!!!


i seem to have quite the sunburn.


Mr. Eko: Do not mistake coincidence for fate.

sunglasses at night

*sunglasses face* zzzzzz

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

the boy smiles

but my god its beautiful when the boy smiles

no hands

and BAM! no more hands


totally late. awesome.


Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

re runs

Lucille: How's my son?
Doctor: He's going to be alright.
Lindsay Funke: Finally some good news from this guy.
George Michael Bluth: There's no other way to take that.
Doctor: That's a great attitude. I got to tell you, if I was getting this news, I don't know that I'd take it this well.
Lucille: But you said he was alright.
Doctor: Yes, he's lost his left hand. So he's going to be "all right."

ladies night--rent

We don't need any money
I always get in for free
You can get in too
If you get in with me
Let's go out tonight
I have to go out tonight
You wanna play?
Let's run away

Ladies night!!

long day

ehhhh i hate long days

Monday, March 26, 2007


i've never read such stupid stuff for a class.


I have seen so many birds today out my window...I love it!

bad day

Colleen and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.


i love thunderstorms


doing my taxes.

i wish i was kidding.




busy failing the music & the media test. back later.


things that have come from my job:
- a heart condition
- me having to use sleeping pills to fall asleep

ha, i think i need a new career


ow, my stomach lining...

Sunday, March 25, 2007

all that is now

All that is now
All that is gone
All that's to come
and everything under the sun is in tune
but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.


I talk to myself b/c I like dealing w/ a better class of people.

I swear

I swear I didn't mean for it to feel like this.
Like every inch of me is bruised.


going to sleep 24 and waking up 25. All sorts of old.

liturgical dance

this morning liturgical dance with accompany my solo. hmmm here goess

big apple

its official.....nyc here i come

show me

Now it seems to me
That you know just what to say
Words are only words
Can you show me something else?

belly dancing

finished my first belly dancing lesson...

yeah, white people/asians need to learn how to use their hips


anyone wanna hit the bars a little later? After all, Sunday is the new Saturday

note to self

note to self: be more careful when shaving your throat/neck next time. When you get too low and accidently shave off the top bit of your chest hair, it really itches for weeks. you boob.


what would Conan do


putting the "dying" in "studying"

teach you how to swim

and i'll teach you how to swim
if you turn the bad in me into good again

Thursday, March 22, 2007

thermodynamic equation

If you are not a thermodynamic equation or function, I don't know you.

I have a pchem test on Friday.

upon a star

someday i'll wish upon a star and wake where the clouds are far behind me. where trouble melts like lemon drops high above the chimney topsthat's where you'll find me.

i quit

i quit. I'm going to bed. I am going to be soooo dang busy from now until the end of the school year. stinky poo

lose it all

You can lose all your money
You can lose all your gold
You can never lose your heart
You can never lose your soul


The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary...

week from hell

And the week from hell continues to hit the four of us. I'd like just one day this week where shit doesnt go down around here.


I need some new quotes for away messages - any suggestions?!?

God and love

Nothing is more practical than finding God,that is, falling in love
in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with,
what seizes your imagination,
will affect everything.
It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read,
who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in love,stay in love, and it will decide everything.


tomorrow is finally friday.. shaweet!


Fuckin' everyday its something new

amazing day

Amazing Day
I want the world to be as happy as I am.

being home

woot. this is the earliest i've been home in weeks.

we were walking

I remember one time we were walking. I dont remember where and I don't remember when. I don't even remember the season. I just know that was the first time I felt like I belonged someplace.


being behind the desk at auditions is much less stressfull

what to do?

ugh, what to do

we kissed

When we kissed we spit white noise.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

test taking

For those of you that know me and know me well:
I have this annoying little habit or rushing through exams (present since Kindergarden). I e-mail my professor curious as to why I do not have a mid-term grade. His reply? He would not be able to give me a passing grade because I completely SKIPPED an entire part of the mid-term. Thank God he realized that I did not to this on purpose.

Needless to say, Danny Brown currently rocks my world.

no one else

you decide how much faith people have in you... no one else has that power

free coffee

obviously, free coffee takes precedence over everything else.

including, but not limited to, showering, shaving, and schoolwork.

Adam and Eve

I feel like Adam when he said to Eve, `Back up, I don't know how big this gets.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I'm a pyro

Somethings I learned today...
1. Strike-on-the-box matches light the same as matches from a book.

2. If you hold both a box match and book match straight up, the book match will burn itself out much sooner than the box match will.

3. Matches from a box smell up a room more than using just a lighter.

and 3 reasons I'm a pyro...
(same as above)

hi god

Hi God,

I want my life back.



sleep, and a possitive attitude

Where did you go Schiss???? Sleeping now, with the hopes that tomorrow is going to be a very good day.

the scoreboard

friends: 2, study/sleep: 0

some deep deep thoughts on losing

losing sucks

arnold calls vaginas

"So, what do you call a vagina Arnold?"
"I call a taxi, so I could roll over and go to sleep"


and when it seems like it just can't get any worse, the sun comes up. goodnight!

make you understand

-How far do I have to go to make you understand
I wanna make this work so much it hurts-

passin' through

I think about the years I spent, just passin through, I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you...but you'd just smile and take my hand, you've been there you understand, it's all part of a grander plan, that is comin true...

positive attitude

I will not lose!

oranges and ciggarettes

They gave me oranges and cigarettes,

and I never saw that girl again


i. feel. like. poop.

failing miserably

"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly."

here's to failing miserably!

hate my job

i hate my job so much
so so so so so so much
but it is great after such a terrible night to come home to something like this:

j******: you know, i just wanted to let you know that I thought about you today....today at my clinical for nursing school one of my patients had a grapefruit size scrotum and it just reminded me of all the sex talks we had related to my sex class....

man, i miss you kids

Self-Esteem and ID Cards

Why are the most important things so small and easy to lose- like id cards and keys and self-esteem?

Ricky Martin

One of the few things I hate more than Ricky Martin is waking up to the smell of cigarette smoke accompanied by Ricky Martin.

Elliot Yamin

It's Elliott Yamin Day!!

...I haven't been this excited since Carrie Underwood Day.

Monday, March 19, 2007

sleep with the gods

hey i'm tired. even gods have to sleep sometimes. sheesh.

three-way tie on Jeopardy

anyone else looking forward to the conclusion of the first ever three way tie on jeopardy?

couch, and mac n' cheese

couch, mac & cheese, will smith

that's all i need for this evening

work pattern

i seem to be having a hard time getting back into the school work pattern.....

park school of communications

til death do us park


Not here. Give me a call.

omg sleep


Washington DC

i wanna be back in dc....


spring break was an adventure. now, back to the drama.

dragging your butt

it's dragging you butt out of bed that's the hardest part.

my dreams, riverbend

why must all my dreams extend just around the riverbend?

case of the mondays

"But, Mom! I don't WANT to go to school today!"

...back to classes

sleep for school

back to bed....

hopefully i feel better for school tomorrow.

dry your eyes

*When you cry be sure to dry your eyes,
cause better days are sure to come.
And when you smile be sure to smile wide,
and don't let them know that they have won.
And when you walk, walk with pride,
and don't show the hurt inside,
because the pain will soon be gone.*

call my cell<3




well, our 6 hour trip home turned into a 48 hour one.... so now i'm showering and sleeping all day...

3 legged dog

ma**: one time someone tied their 3 legged dog to my car

sleep, exhausted


little sis

ro**: um have you ever seen talk sex with sue johanson
RH**: yeah
ro**: um watch tonight at 12
ro**: cause i am the second question!!
RH**: what did you ask
ro**: um i asked
ro**: if i was pregnant and swallowed semen would my baby eat it
ro**: it was SO GOOD
ro**: please watch!! hahahaha
RH**: oh god i'm going to record it and show it to mom
ro**: NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[my lil sis, aka mallory from albany]

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

should be...

I should be reading so I don't have a ton of work when break is over....but then again what I should be doing and what I'm doing rarely coincide. If you need me send a message or call the cell. Luv ya all!


syracuse game on TV, while making thank you cards for my kids and doing other random things....multitasking is great:-P
then beddddddd

I get really tired

everytime i go to do work i get really tired... not good. studying..

sick of work, toronto

So sick of work and being stressed over summer internship plans. Toronto in 2 days sooooo ready.

i wish

I wish I can tell you he normally acts like this... but he acts like this everyday.

buggy bug

I want this bug to just go away>:o

restin, story of the past couple days. cabin fever setting in

Monday, March 12, 2007


message of awayness

Sunday, March 11, 2007

suiting up

It's sick that I'm excited to be in a suit today, huh? I know, I'm such a dork.

Classes and big presentation, back around 5:30

multiply 300 times...

despite simple multiplication rules, i must insist that there are more than 1,800 abs in the movie '300'

what a tangled web we weave

Wow, your lies are like a tangled web of bullshit

Saturday, March 10, 2007

gold and alcohol

"Goldschlager tastes like Christmas".... my brother lol


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.


300. i think it's a bowling movie or something.

Friday, March 9, 2007

sick break

how not to be one day from spring break: sick

breaking spring?

i'll break YOUR spring!!

one class and then its Boston and DC for 10 glorious days!

spring break

maybe thinking about packing?
maybe not.

Thursday, March 8, 2007


ah damnit.

work, i hate you. at least the pay is good.

captain america

captain america is dead

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

24 hours

you know what I wish?

I wish Target was open 24 hours...that's what I wish,
for that matter...i wish AC Moore was open 24 hours. Now that's what I'm talkin' about, yarn runs at 2am!

the truth about secrets

1:13am L***:(Autoreply)
"Secret: what we tell everybody to tell nobody."
- Ambrose Bierce

midterm blues

1:12am D***:(Autoreply)
screw this midterm... tv and bed...

the countdown

1:11am c****:(Autoreply)
study, study, study....2 more days

sleepin' midterms 2

1:11am bubba****:(Autoreply)
give me food and give me bed!


1:10am r***:(Autoreply)
contents: delicious

more work to do

1:09am s***:(Autoreply)
back to the library

sleepin' midterms

1:09am G***:(Autoreply)
sleep is a beautiful thing

Monday, March 5, 2007

life with lifehouse

11:41am E*********:(Autoreply)
So don't sit back and watch the days go by. Are you ever gonna live your life before you die?


a conquistador?

11:39am D**girl:(Autoreply)
Apparently I found myself a Spanish lover. Michele says my conquistador wants to conquer me. lol, maybe I should actually play hard to get sometime, it seems to work.

eww...sick (3)

11:39am A****s:(Autoreply)
it's my turn to get sick

eww...sick (2)

11:38am M****2:(Autoreply)
cold? flu? strep? I hate how my body always takes 2 days to decide what's wrong with it. Hopefully it will continue its recent trend of deciding that it was just kidding and I'll feel better by the time I get home tonight.

Meeting, last day of pool , work/lunch, class, editing, home.


11:37am M***:(Autoreply)
ugh. the flu is not my friend.
please leave me a smile to make me well again


11:36am R**:(Autoreply)
sometimes i hate me

Sunday, March 4, 2007

too much

10:28pm E****:(Autoreply)


so much on my mind right now

broken? really?

10:27pm l****:(Autoreply)

dignifying stupidity

10:26pm a*****:(Autoreply)
too old to be dignifying stupidity


10:24pm D***:(Autoreply)
hey productivity... i've forgotten what you look like...
care to remind me??

Saturday, March 3, 2007

shower power

8:50pm Othe********:(Autoreply)
who here doesn't do their best thinking in the shower?

oh momma!

6:21pm island******:(Autoreply)
(watching Meerkat Manor)
Me: Flower's knocked up.
Mom: Again?! She's gotta learn to keep her legs closed.

shave my head

3:33am N***as:(Autoreply)

That's it! I'm done with her! Fini! The end! Over! I'm gonna shave my head, become a lesbian, and climb a mountain! So long, chum.

... You think she'll wanna come?

Friday, March 2, 2007

a friday night plea

7:47pm Jump***:(Autoreply)
Dear God,

please help my neighbors find something else to do tonight, so that they are not at home and are not able to play loud music. Amen


8:38am N***s:(Autoreply)

4am is the new midnight

too old

8:36am M******30: (Autoreply)
i want to play in the snow
but i'm too lazy
i'm old now

being a better man

8:35am e***: (Autoreply)
its a great feeling to be driving down a road and notice there are green lights as far as you can see. nothing to stop you. i wish life were always that easy.

also, knowing that you can buy asparagus at 2 am is reassuring. wegmans: i love you. you make me want to be a better man.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

this is the last one today, promise...I'm tired too

12:42am D*****34: (Autoreply)
Ah... rest.

So true

12:40am s******88: (Autoreply)
"what sound does a shower make?"


I heart Raymond Gozzi

12:38am E******n: (Autoreply)
wellllllll okayyyyyyyyyy.

does gozzi take three minute breaks all the time?

"tiimmmme for bed. but first, a three minute break."

vague, but concerned

6:48pm M******rose: (Autoreply)
please be safe...

If only we could all go to Miami

6:32pm D******n: (Autoreply)
Thursday! ACK! I have to pack for Miami!!! (which means I have to do laundry...)

someone took a little offense to my own away message

[last night]

1:29:05 AM i**: damn straight
1:29:07 AM i**: I'm right
1:29:19 AM e**: yea
1:29:40 AM e**: go to bed
Changed status to Away (1:37:19 AM)
Changed status to Away: go to bed. shakes fist. (1:37:20 AM)

[this afternoon]

2:17:33 PM e**: do you want me to tell you in person to go to bed?
2:17:36 PM i** (Autoreply): can you be as bold face-to-face as you are in your away messages?
2:17:37 PM e**: sheesh


10:25am RH*************r4: (Auto-reply)
good morning, hope you slept well
have an awesome day
catch up with me later please

all vague away messages should be haikus

Wednesday, February 28, 2007


1:55am K**4: (Autoreply)
"Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives."

...and cue the insanity

nice metaphors here...

12:12pm Rose*******: (Autoreply)
oyoyoyoy....mountains of work, puddles of time: not a good combination!

leave a good one, i'll need a distraction


8:45am Mik**30 (Autoreply):
"...you could always fall back on your degree in... Communications!! Oh, dear Lord!"
"I know, phony major! I learned nothing, NOTHING!"

Touche dear sir, touche

8:45am n*s (auto-reply):

(a) i want a pankegg for breakfast today.
(b) this is totally true.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Computer Programmers will get this one...

6:44:40 PM xplo******rt (Autoreply):
cout << "Relaxing." << endl;
cin >> finally

Don't lie, you check them

Hello, my name is Maggie.

And yes, I am an Away Message Checker.

Aren't we all? We're all curious as to what our friends/family/neighbors are doing with their lives and we just want them to post it online in the form of an away message.

There's so much you can tell from an away message. You can tell who's happy, who's sad, who just got dumped. It's an art, really.

I created this blog to celebrate that art.

I've changed the screennames of those who's away messages I use, but, they are brilliant in their own right. Whether a joke, a tear, or a smile is meant, each away message is unique.

So here's to being away from the computer.

Creativity is encouraged.

How this works:

I change all the names associated with each message. No one gave me permission to use them, these are all posted on sites like Facebook, Myspace, or AIM that use status updates or away messages for friends and family to see.
I do not own any of these photos (unless otherwise noted), they belong to the copyright owners, and are all attributed back to the owner's flickr accounts.

The juxtaposition of both though, is uniquely mine.

To send me an e-mail send it to: maggie [dot] brockmann [at] gmail [dot] com.


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