Monday, January 31, 2005

Iraq Votes

Yes, I'll admit it, I listen to Talk radio! :) Call me a dork, but I like it!

Today the lady was talking about the 8 million Iraqis that voted despite the death threats. She was driving home the point that they really endured hardships in order to vote, real hardships. Unlike those Americans who did not vote because they had to drive three extra miles to a polling site. I just really liked what she had to say because it is so true. Americans don't understand hardship.

OK, enough political talk.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Very Cool

My grandparents are visiting from Florida--they arrived yesterday.

Today, my grandmother, who is 73, rode on the back of my Dad's motorcycle. It was so awesome to watch! She's a wild one! :)

In case you're wondering, the conversation went like this:

Dad: Mom, do you want to ride on my motorcyle with me?
Grandma: Do you have a helmet for me?
Dad: Yes.
Grandma: Ok, let's go!

:) I can only hope that I'm willing to get on a motorcylce when I'm 73! She had a great time!

Thursday, January 27, 2005

The Hours

One of the books I got for Christmas was The Hours by Michael Cunningham. I have been meaning to share this little blurb from it for awhile now... oops!

"It's stores, it's the whole thing, all that shit everywhere, 'scuse me, that merchandise, all those goods, and ads screaming at you from all over the place, buy buy buy buy buy, and when somebody comes up to me with big hair and gobs of makeup on and says, 'Can I help you,' it's all I can do not to scream, 'Bitch, you can't even help yourself.'"

This is exactly why I turned into the Grinch when I was working at NY&CO. What's interesting is that I can relate to this and at the same time be hurt by it-- I've been on both sides!

FYI-- The Hours is a better book than a movie... Surprise, surprise.

Monday, January 24, 2005

New Old Words

Susan sent me a book for my birthday. It's called The Word Museum. It contains "the most remarkable English words ever forgotten." I know that only nerds like us would really get into this, but I thought I'd share some words for fun. Try and use them! :)

1. gapesnest a wonderment, a strange sight.
2. fluckadrift a haste, hurry
3. cover-slut a long apron used to hide an untidy dress; any clothing slipped on to hide untidiness beneath
4. key of the street a person who has no house to go to at night or is shut out from his own, is said to have the keys to the street.
5. meatwhole having a healthy appetite
6. prinkle the flesh is said to prinkle when there is a tingling sensation, consequent upon a temporary suspension of the circulation.
7. shazzying dancing
8. tooth-music the sound of chewing
9. waspish peevish, malignant, irritable
10. aflunters in a state of disorder

Steph-can I use these in speed scrabble? :)

Friday, January 21, 2005

Sad State of Affairs

Another lesson learned while subbing:

This past Thursday, I subbed for my alma matter, again.

I hadn't written my name on the board because the teacher introduced me at the beginning of class ( long story made short- he was on campus, not in class). After he left, they asked if I was a "Miss" or a "Mrs." to which I replied "Miss." They then asked if I had a boyfriend, and I told them no. They were taken aback by this. One of the boys then said, "Are you.. no, I can't say it because it's inapporpriate." Which I immediately said, "No, I'm not."

How sad is it that they really thought I was a lesbian because I wasn't married yet and didn't have a boyfriend. Yikes!

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Being 23

Well, I have been 23 for 3 days now and I can't say that's been all that great. I feel old! :)

I've go to send a shout out to all the homies who called and text messaged me. I really appreciated it.

I've said in the past that it's all down hill from age 22... well, I think I was mistaken. :) I can only hope that life continues to be just as it has been... maybe with a little more fun times.

Here's to being 23! :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Returning to your Roots

Well, it finally happened. I got a sub job at my alma matter. Things can certainly change a lot in 5 years. For instance,

When I was in High School, I did not (top ten):
1. Bring a CD player to school, walk to classes listening to music and whip it out during class.
2. Look at Pokemon cards
3. Play Chubby Bunny in the middle of class
4. Have a cell phone, let alone a picture cell phone.
5. Sleep in class.
6. Wear white pants on a rainy day.
7. Have the drumline practice outside my class.
8. Act disrespectful to a Substitute teacher.
9. Bring tweezers to school and pluck my eyebrows during class.
10. Have classmates with VERY unusual names (example: Rocksand).

Thursday, January 06, 2005

P.S. Happy New Year

I can't believe I haven't said Happy New Year... That's what happens when you begin a new year with a cold--the excitement and joy goes right out the window.

And you don't make any resolutions!

An Eventful Day

Despite waking up after noon (I was up late and didn't sleep all that well)... I accomplished a lot! :) Who knew? Here's what I did today:

1. Bought Megan and Mike's wedding gift.
2. Rode on my Dad's motorcycle for the first time (so cool!).
3. Finished half of my cousin's late Christmas present (I've been too busy lately to be creative).
4. Had dinner with Cassi, Sean and Brenton (don't really know how to spell his name!).
5. Went to a YL leadership meeting (always fun!).
6. Made phone calls and sent emails.
7. Thought about what to get Jamie for her birthday.
8. Did my laundry (it's been piling up for awhile--oops!).

And last, but certainly not least--
9. Finished my re-application packet for Notre Dame! My Dad is fed-exing it tomorrow! Can you feel the excitement? Can you? :)

Whew, I'm tired-- and still sick. I'm going to bed!