Friday, October 31, 2008

All Hallows Eve

Well, it has begun. Actually it's more like coming to an end: our yearly ritual every Halloween night of sitting in the dark, the TV turned to an inaudible level waiting for the little kiddies to knock on our door so we can heartlessly ignore them. Sorry kids. We're partypoopers to match those big cat turd Tootsie rolls that nobody really wants in your nearly empty candy bags.

I suppose in fitting with the Halloween theme I should mention that I am reading the Twilight books again because I am a glutton for punishment. As if the first time around wasn't enough to ruin my life and render me completely useless to things like school and personal hygiene. I have to prepare for the movie of which we already have advance tickets!! I would prefer it if you didn't judge me.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rain, thou dost returnesth

So my mother has kindly informed me I'm too old to have a blog. I was so irate I had to blog about it. I don't think our generation will never be entirely too old for blogs or Facebook or the like. (Except MySpace. Unless you're in Jr. High, you're too old for MySpace.) These things were invented within the trendy, school-attending periods of our lives, we get a lifetime membership. If you were say, 50 when Facebook popped into existence, maybe you should rethink your social life. Granted, there should probably be a time when you aren't checking every five minutes to see if someone commented on your wall or threw a cow at you or if you have 5 comments waiting to be approved...but shouldn't that happen naturally? When your interests change or when your 5 kids, apallingly, demand more attention of you than that obscure friendly acquaintance from deepest darkest high school?

When I think about it, almost all of the 100+ blogs on my Bloglines are written and maintained by adults. Adults with families and jobs and lives and hobbies. I feel a little vindicated. Chew on them apples, blogless mom! (I still love you).

In other, more important news: the weather has turned and I'm almost done with my Autumn love affair cowl. It might even be done a'fore the night draws nigh. (Is that a legitimate statement? I don't think so.) Seriously guys. There's a lot of tree activity out there. It's been drizzling all day and it promises to be even better tomorrow!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Whirlwind Wedding Weekend. Don't alliterations just drive you crazy?

Whew. That was perhaps the most activity I have ever shoved into one weekend. Here's the low-down in bullet point format:

4:30 am - Wake up, prepare for flight
9:25 am - Land in LA
10:30 am - Manny/Petty appt. (bleed, get open wounds infected, freak out about sanitary conditions)
11:15 am - Drive like there's a fire to Long Beach in an attempt to track down a replacement for a lost brides' maid dress. It ended up being the same as the flower girl's.
1:30 pm - Scarf down In-N-Out; enjoy
2:00 pm - Rehearsal
4:00 pm - Rehearsal dinner
6:30 pm - Bachelorette party (where we partied not-so-hard.)
12:30 am - Sleep
6:30 am - Wake up...fall asleep
8:30 am - Wake up, realize fell asleep, freak out, then hang out with old BASE floormates (Linell, Bethany, Katelyn) realize how much I miss them
11:00 am - Prepare for wedding, pretty up, realize dress is suddenly too big, freak out, live with it.
1:00 pm - Photos
4:30 pm - Wedding (choke back tears, succeed)
Some ambiguous time afterward pm - Reception
12:00 am - Watch Friends at friend's apartment, discover combination of activity and 1 fruity Smirnoff = instant and dreamless sleep.
6:00 am - Drive frantically to LAX, sit down with sub-par $5.00, Sugarfree, no-foam Hazelnut Latte, listen to a name-dropper talk loudly on the phone about attending a benefit dinner with Sydney Poitier and a new tie.
11:00 am - Hang out with Neighbour. Watch Pride and Prejudice: the Long...for the 96th time. Love it
4:00 pm - Take a deep breath

So, it appears I have a knack for catching things:

This is bouquet #3. Yes, that's right. Three. I don't even try. They fall into my hands. I'm not sure what this means because so far, it hasn't worked. If the third time isn't the charm I'm going to have a bone to pick. Someone has messed up the natural order of myth and superstition. And it wasn't me.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ew Sick Gross!

Does anyone realize that sharing ear buds is like borrowing someone's used Q-Tip? I just thought I'd ask. Among friends, sure, kay, whatever, but with a relative stranger?! This may or may not have happened to me this evening. I didn't have enough self confidence to say no so pardon me while I go disinfect. I have a plane ride tomorrow and I have no intention of sticking someone else's cotton swab in my ear.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Call Me the Schoolinator. HOOah!

haHAGH! I've taken it back. My life is nearly mine once again. I owned you, school. Last night I got exactly 55 minutes of sleep. This, in addition to the fact that I have a professor who is possessed with some sort of manifestation of Evil, would have "done me in" if it weren't for the exorbitant quantities of caffeine and the relief of having all major projects completed and accounted for. Oh, and skipping my fourth and final class of the day.

Plans for the next four days? You betcha. Homework odds and ends, a flight to LA, a wedding, a flight from LA, a hangout with Neighbour. All very exciting.

Are knitting needles banned on flights? Is there a danger of poking the flight attentents into submission? "Airline peanuts. Now."

I haven't had time to knit anything for awhile. Mmmm...the thought of a cold, workless weekend, curled up on the couch with my sugarfree hazelnut no-foam latte, knitting needles a-clackin'. Hhhhhaaaaaa. Doesn't get any better.

I'm feeling a little delirious. I may go take a nap. I may watch some cartoons. I may do both.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Give. It. Back.

I'm choosing to reclaim my life from school. Starting tomorrow.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Enough Already!

I have literally spent this entire day making up excuses for why I am unable to write my two research papers. In a sheer act of desperation, I made some coffee, hoping, pleading it will inject some motivation into my brain. This is me waiting for it to take effect...

nothin' yet...



wait...hhhh, no...false alarm.

Well on the positive side, while not writing papers I have discovered a plethora of new music on my computer I forgot I had. Unexpected score.

Tomorrow my friends Kevin and Holly are getting married. It's the beginning of my wedding season. is in the air...

But what should I wear?

Okay fine. It's clear I have nothing to talk about and my real intentions for blogging are to further sabotage my paper writing efforts. I'm going now, but just know my soul dies a little with every word I type about ancient Chinese pottery.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Is Anyone Still Out There?

Wow. Has it really been over a week since the last time I blogged?! Good grief. Sorry folks. I wouldn't blame you if you picked up and moved somewhere with more activity. But don't. I need you for my blog stat induced self esteem. I'm clinging to the shards of site hits, desperately holding onto the hope that someone loves me. Bitter sob. Just kidding. I'm feeling a little dramatic tonight (as usual). Ignore me (but not so much that I notice. You know, self esteem).

Well it's happened. Neighbour practically forced me to read the Twilight series, against my better judgment, and look at me now. I'm completely and utterly obsessed. For the last week and a half I've been so engrossed that now I'm finished I feel like I'm coming out of a thick fog. What? There's someone else living in this house? There was a paper due? I'm being attacked by a ravenous dog? Oh.

I'm getting the box set for Christmas. Thank you best friend! Now I have to scrape together enough money so I can buy you---one---book.....let's move on.

In little more than a week's time, my good friend Nem is getting married and I shall be in her wedding. Look out, LA, here I come! After being neighbour's maid of honor, I'm just superstitious enough to believe that if anyone else asks me to be a brides' maid I will never get married. So doneventhinkabatit.

I am excited to be there, though. I haven't seen any of the girls in the wedding party for over a year. It'll be just like old times! Staying up late, watching movies, swapping girly stories. Also, the dress looks great on me. It's long and blue and reminds me of that movie Anastasia when she goes to that...thing? What was it? Hm. I'm going to have to brush up on my cartoons. Anyway pretend this is a good picture and that my waist is actually that skinny in real life.

Too bad it's not a winter wedding. Nem could go over the top and add the gloves. And the jewels. Which I would keep, forever.

Yawn. Okay. I should probably sleep. I'm going to make an attempt at being productive tomorrow. It's this new thing I'm trying called responsibility. Bonne nuit.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Boo Ya Grandma!

Guys. That paper I hadn't started? I'm finished. It's pre-midnight. SCREAM!

I Should be in Class...

There's something wrong with me. I'm sure of it. I have a sneaky suspicion it's a combination of a couple things. First, I think I'm a little hormonally imbalanced. Today I brought everything to school that I didn't need and literally forgot everything that I did. Here's a list just to prove my point:

Blank Cd
Denatured alcohol
Watercolor pad
Paintbrushes (!)
Sketch book

By the time I realized I forgot my paintbrushes and sketchbook I lost all motivation to even go to class which is why I sit here, chatting with you rather than painting my little heart out.

Also, I tripped on the way to class. Big.

Remember Anne Shirley's Jonah days? I think I'm experiencing one right now.

The second begins and ends with a "T" and has a "wiligh" somewhere in the middle. I just can't stop thinking about those ridiculous books. I'm guilt ridden because of the obsession and the lack of productivity. I feel my social skills regressing to those of one home schooled in a tiny broom closet from age 3. I'm considering just blazing through the rest of the series to get it over with but I have a feeling that would make matters worse. Also, I have a research paper due tomorrow morning and I haven't technically started it. Technically.

Friday, October 3, 2008

New things

New favorite past time: taking long strides outdoors while breathing deeply and listening to this.

Best 99 cents I have ever spent in my life.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


You wouldn't think creating caricatures would be hard. It is. It totally is. Here's a line-up of my thought process:

This last one is the pre-final. Hopefully you can tell who it is...can you?