Wednesday, April 30, 2008
-Of the past thirteen hours, I spent exactly ten minutes at home.
-Five of those hours were spent at my stupid Brain Lab, where the first two hours were basically useless because of the blasted program not working properly! ARGH!
-Okay, you know how it's the freaking last day of April? Temperatures were most definitely in the 30s today with light flurries of snow! SNF.
-Due to never being home, I didn't get around to doing laundry, which needed to be done in a bad, bad way.
-We were chatting about Twilight at my internship today (maybe a pro?). Listen, I love the books as much as the next girl, but one of the ladies said they were "so well-written." Sure, they're well-written for YA romance/suspense stories about VAMPIRES, but I think she meant in the grand scheme of literature, which slightly annoys me.
-I really needed to drink more water, because when I came home I felt dehydrated. Also, lunch was a pb&j snarfed down at 11:30 AM and dinner was a slice of cheese 'za right after 5. What I said earlier about eating healthier? Maybe after graduation.
-I still have to take a quiz online for my Abnormal Psych class. I should have done that right when I got home, but I needed some downtime, which these days equates to blogging.
-Pretty sure there was more than that, but whatevs. You get the idea.
The pros of today:
-In my neuro class lab this afternoon, we got to take pictures using the super-expensive cameras. I'll put up pictures later this week--some turned out really good.
-When I came home, I made hot chocolate and ate it with some of my roommate's homemade banana bread.
-I also caught my other roommate talking to her banana. You had to be there.
-My former roommate Tif had her wedding yesterday and the reception tonight! I'm so sad I had to miss it, but I'm incredibly happy for her.
-I'm streaming the videos from Madonna's new album in the background. Crazy good.
-It's not really relevant for today, but I wrote this haiku recently about last week's Office. Yay LOTR!
Troy's sales pitch: "Dude, I've
Got this stuff that will take you
There and back again."
-Tomorrow is Thursday!
-Oh yeah, tomorrow is also May Day. For someone with relatively few pagan and communist leanings, my mom loves this holiday more than John Denver loved the Rockies.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Get my Bachelor's Degree (almost there!) and Master's Degree
Be in a band
Fall madly and hopelessly in love with the man of my dreams
Start a family
Become a Mac person
Make money from writing
Be an intern (Check!)
Take a roadtrip ( I'm hoping this will pan out in July with the bff and the new In-N-Out in Southern Utah.)
Participate in NaNoWriMo
Buy a pair of boots from J.Crew
Own Chuck Taylors in a unique color
Make a sizable dent in my To-Read list
Be kissed on top of the Eiffel Tower
Go to the Sundance Film Festival and meet a C-list celebrity
Be taken on a ridiculously expensive date
Take up yoga
Learn to love running
Visit at least five new museums
Watch the full series of Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks, and Battlestar Galactica
Give up TV for a
Create a classier & snazzier website/blog
Ride on a motorcycle with a dangerously hot guy
See a musical on Broadway
Get a killer (possibly literal) natural tan
Go to a Drive-In movie (I still can't believe I've never done this.)
Throw a memorable party
Adopt a pet
Get an outrageous hair cut and/or color
Learn how to properly use knives for cooking
Go on an honest-to-goodness camping trip
Quit a job that I hate
Finish a project I want to quit
Try every flavor of Jones Soda
Develop a personal style (in the works) and OWN it
Make friends with people in the indie/alt music scene
Play in the Gateway Water Fountains
Learn how to drive a stick shift
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
2. Yann Martel (author of Life of Pi) is on a quest to make sure the arts in Canada get enough funding. How? By sending the Prime Minister a book every two weeks, of course! Check out the full list and letters at What is Stephen Harper reading?
3. R. Stevens, author of Diesel Sweeties, will send you a free Music Elitism Diagram postcard if you follow the instructions here.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thanks for your book recommendations! I read Bitter is the New Black in one night—I love me some brutal snark. Jen Lancaster is my new favorite famous blogger. I also got around to The Sweet Far Thing. You guys, Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle trilogy is deliciously dark and fantastically written. She does tend to get caught up in her own fantasy world every once in a while, but always brings it back to the action. That sucker was over 800 pages, so that took up a decent chunk of my reading time. I also got started on Slaughterhouse-Five. I’ve got high expectations for this one, but so far it’s holding up.
I saw 1) Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, which is charming beyond belief. Lee Pace is smolderingly hot and Amy Adams continues to enchant me. (Ha!) Frances McDormand does beautifully at the titular character, but it’s the supporting cast that makes it happen, cap’n. 2) Leatherheads is entertaining, but nothing more. 3) The lil’ bro wanted to see Juno, so we saw that at our trashy dollar theatre. It holds up just as well on repeated viewings, homeskillet. (Note to self: Incorporate “homeskillet” into casual conversation more often.)
Free goodies! Yay! I won $25 to MP Designs, courtesy of Bloggy Giveaways. I need to get in my order for some of their cool, hand-engraved earrings ASAP. I also won one of Shark Bait’s Complaint-free Bracelets, so I’m excited to give that a shot.
I really should have taken care of this whole awards-giving thing, like, ages ago. Too bad! Jenn and Megan bestowed upon me the Excellent Blogger Award, which means a lot coming from those two. (Also! I'm going to be guest blogging for Megan this Friday, so I'll probably mention it a bajillion times from now until then. Be very excited, that's all I'm gonna say.)
Thank you muchly, ladies! I’d like to now pass the honor onto the following bloggers:
My cousin Miriam—Cutest family, not in the least boring! :)
Enna Isilee at Squeaky Books—Can’t wait for Shan-Con ’08!
My cousin (by marriage) Marissa—Again, cutest family! Great for all you mom-type people
Heather—Often thought-provoking and she's really nice, smart, funny, etc. to boot
Mindy Kaling—Dude, like she’d ever read this. But she’s probably my single favorite shopper/writer ever.
(Edit: I feel compelled to add this gem of a paragraph from one of Mindy's blogs. "When the concept of Sour met Sweet, it was like when Paul McCartney met John Lennon. Then when Sour and Sweet met Chewy, it was like they ran into Mick Jagger at the post office and had one long jam session. When Sour and Sweet and Chewy met Cherry, it was like the cops came to break up the jam session and the sheriff was Michael Jackson in 1981 and he like moonwalked all over the place. " You do not get more Grade-A Bad-A than this chick. Don't let me down this week with your episode, Min! Remember The Dundies? Take Your Daughter To Work Day? Can we just forget about the whole Benjamin Franklin disaster and get back to your Season Two roots? Thanks, love.)
Also, this list was extremely hard to narrow down. Let's just say I think you're all fabulous.
I started my final semester up here in the frosty north. Along with new classes and a new job as a TA, I also got an internship at the Family Crisis Center. (Which, I'd probably love to tell you all about, but can't. Pfff. Confidentiality.) Spinelli (my Mercury Sable) and Starla (my guitar) joined me this time ‘round. They also joined the club of Inanimate Objects I Have Named, the other being Gabriella, my iPod. (She is the music in me!)
Keep it real, homies.
Friday, April 18, 2008
I loved weekends like that.
Tonight, I get authentic Korean food and I'm going to finally catch Leatherheads. It's nights like this that make me glad to be a semi-adult, meaning I can fully appreciate kimchi, Clooney, and Krasinski. (In the words of Rachel Ray, "Yumm-o!" to all three.)
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I wish I could share pics, but I left my cable up at school. Blog FAIL.
1. I got this cute royal blue jacket with striped detailing at the bottom and sleeves. It's got these really cute wood toggles at the bottom of the hood strings. All it's missing is a cute boy and a bonfire at the dunes. Anchor Blue, $9.97
2. There's nothing like a flowy, bright blue top to get one in the mood for summer! Sheer flowers and adorable sleeves! Substitute the bonfire for a BBQ at the lake and we have a winner! Anchor Blue, $5.97
3. This last one's the best, coming in at two junior bacon cheeseburgers. It's a grey-blue tank with silver swan outlines over the front. Swans! So cute. Mervyns, $2.00
The best part of all was that I had store credit to Anchor Blue, thanks to my picky lil' bro not liking one of his Christmas gifts from the mom. I left having spent only $6. SIX dollars. I rock at bargain shopping. Did that sound braggy? I didn't mean for it to sound braggy. (Okay, maybe a little.)
Oh my gosh, I hate to subject the blogosphere to the atrocity I saw at Famous Footwear, but I can't keep it to myself.
CROCS WITH METALLIC ACCENTS. Oh, the horror!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Oh! I've got a week off between semesters and intend to spend it with my nose buried in many, many good books. Any recommendations?
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I have decided blogging is not the life for me, so I'm taking an indefinate hiatus.
But for reals, I've got to deal with the busiest ten days of my life (no exaggeration) from now until T.V. Day (the 10th). So I'm going to be incommunicado until then. In the meantime, I've got some dawesome bloggers on my blog roll (not actually completed--sorry if you aren't on there yet), so give them a visit!