31 August 2004

Whatever road you chose, I'm with you win or lose -~- Forever Young!

I like that song. Good times (it's on the radio right now).
(Oh, and Julia, I do get out enough... Paul is just so that c-word that I have to talk to him or at least listen attentively. Otherwise, who knows? Could mean the end of life as we know it... Ahhhh....)
Wow. I know I sound psycho but I really, really enjoyed dance class yesterday. Absolutely the best part of my day. I'm disappointed that next Monday is Labor Day and, thus, there's no dance class then. Thoroughly broken-hearted am I. Lovely Julia drove me to and from class. Thank you! I got to talk to Brad and Houston (friends a year older than I am that went to my HS) at break and after class. Even got to dance with Brad. They're both just a hoot. It was awesome to get to catch-up with them after not even seeing them for so long. I miss my cool HS friends (note: this doesn't mean all my HS friends were cool, I only miss the cool ones, see? LOL). I might get to see Houston later tonight at a function at her sorority (I'm only stopping by long enough to say "Hi" since my week is so crazy chaotic). Good times.
Stayed up late last night after dance doing homework and reading. Took a couple of short breaks to talk to my captivating roomies. Julia finally got to hear the long, boring story of my 'big' fight with my "older brother." Dawn specifically ought to know about that one. ("wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more") Enough said.
This morning I didn't want to get up. Really, really didn't want to. Finally did and read my anthro assignment just before I left for Physics discussion. I don't much like physics discussion. Rather boring and tedious. Anthro was fun. Mythology was easy and boring, not to mention freezing (almost needed my ski jacket!) My myth teacher is like a cheerleader all grown up but lacking some of the confidence. Makes for an interesting combo. (Man, I'm mean. I should stop.)
I was going to write about the current thought I'm thinking but it doesn't make any sense. Sorry. I'll try to think harder and write about it later.
I saw Lynn (old suitemate) and Morgan today. I really like getting to talk to people I know and get along with well. Always makes the day better. Yea!
Now I'm off to more studying. I only hope to survive... lol.

Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it. -Christopher Morley

30 August 2004

Just me messing around

Paul Walker is staring down at me disapproving.
From his HQ on the back of my room door he silently lets me know how much he thinks reposting today is a bad idea and a waste of time. What do you know hott Paul Walker on my door? What do you know? (That's okay Paul. I forgive you if for nothing other than your cuteness.)
I forgot my clicker when I went to Physics. That isn't a good thing. Really isn't. At least this is the grace period week and I think I'll be forgiven/not punished other than given dark, condecending looks. Which I can deal with as I am fairly indifferent to them. Thank goodness.
Well, I thought I had something to say... huh... guess not. Sorry Paul. You were right. You were right.

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Ellen Parr

It's just another Manic monday...

I wish it was Sunday because that's my fun day... ooooooohhhhh.....
Bangles song stuck in my head. Good times.
Studied alot yesterday. It was weird because we all just stayed locked in our own rooms until, I think, nearly 8:30pm. Then we watched the VMA's on tv together. Laughed ourselves silly. It was great. (Just FYI we officially hate the new GAP commercial with Lenny Kravitz and Sara Jessica Parker.)
I went to class this morning with no real happenings. Sat with Jen from Chem 1 last year. Had a short quiz that was really easy (thank goodness since I'm feeling brain-dead this morning). Came back and then dropped the girls off at class. Now I'm just done reading for my physics quiz today. Not looking forward to it much. Worked on the homework due Wednesday and got about a third of it done correctly. So still have that funness to look forward to tonight after dance (maybe before dance if I'm feeling adventurous).
Just realized recently that I just talk about my day these days, not anything of consequence or merit just my days. Isn't that rather sad? I do think of other things; I just forget them and thus do not post about them. The world is moving so fast. I hardly know what's going on sometimes. Eh, I guess I'm just rambling without purpose now, sorry. I should go now.

Never miss a good chance to shut up. - Will Rogers

29 August 2004

Friday and Saturday, always a good time

Wow. It's been since Friday. Seems like it's been a whole week.
Classes Friday went alright. Boring for the most part but alright. Our kitchen bar finally got installed around midday! Yea! (Well, yea that it is finally here. It rather sucked while they were putting it in since I was stuck in my room... didn't feel like it would be a good idea to hang out with the scary workmen all by myself. I'm not better than them or stuck up or anything but just me all by myself with three huge carpenter dudes isn't exactly my idea of a great time, ya know?)
Friday afternoon was great. Did some studying (almost enough to make me physically irritated!) A friend from Okarche stopped by and kidnapped us all, then forced us to enjoy dinner at IHOP ("us all" being Julia, Sharice, and me). What a hoot. We all got to laughing so loud (okay, I'll be fair and say it was mostly me being loud but everyone else was laughing, too) that several other patrons gave us 'mean' looks since their chocolate milk obviously wasn't as exciting as ours. (We found out that Julia should have had a Bar Mitzvah when she was a 13 yo boy.) To top off that experience the host guy, who looked just like he should be a butler, thought I looked just like Lindsay Lohan. Ick. Guess what my new nickname is?
From IHOP we traversed the streets of Norman until we reached the Honors dorms whereat we had to stop in and visit Melissa, our favoritest RA. We followed her down to the Cate RA office and 'helped' her for part of her shift. Actually we just laughed some more, this time at Homestar Runner and various other really funny stuff. Had to cut the night short(ish) because I had to work early Saturday and, besides, we were all rather tired anyway.
(Question for those who know: DJ did take that hideous orange hat back with him to Stillwater didn't he? We really don't need that kind of "filth" around here. lol)

Saturday and work went alright. Work was work and that's about it. I went back home to visit family (again lol). This time was my mum's younger sister, her husband, and their kids (4 yo Janell and 2 yo Ben). We all went out to eat at Chili's. Made a huge mess and had fun none-the-less. I even got to share a dessert with Janell, which proved she could, in fact, make a bigger mess than I could. Good times. I visited Grandmum, stole a lamp from the extra bedroom at home, and drove back to Norman before it got too terribly late. Tried calling Dawn but just got to talk to her grandmum. Called other friends to check up on them. Got back to Norman just a little before Julia left to go party like a pop star. Watched most of Romeo and Juliet before Sharice got back in from babysitting like the wonderful cousin she is. Studied a little before heading off to bed a little after midnight.
Woke up lateish this morning. (0930 is late for me) Got dressed, etc... been puttering around trying to avoid studying. It's inevitable. I'm going to have to do it. Might as well start now, right? Ya'll have a great rest of the weekend and a mighty fine upcoming week as well. TTYL
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. - W.H.Auden

27 August 2004

"You have a captivating style all your own"

Classes are going well. I'm surviving. Yea!
Having quite a lot of fun inbetween classes too. (Those almost daily trips to Walmart are really exciting!LOL)
We ordered way too much chinese food last night. Going to be eating on that for about a week I'm sure. My fortune cookie said "You have a captivating style all your own." Good times.
I'm rather excited/nervous about this journal project for my peoples of the world class. It's going to take forever to put together and I'm worried the journal I got yesterday at Border's isn't going to be big enough for all my rambling. (By the by, I love bookstores. Could spend hours and millions of dollars there. sigh. So many books, so little time.) Plus we are encouraged to put in pictures, found items, etc so I just know I'm going to go crazy with this and make it insanely huge. Lovely.
Got to play Uno with Sharice's four year old little cousin the other day. He was such a hoot. Beat me twice and loved rubbing it in. Then he cried when it was time for him to go home. (I'll admit I laughed about this because he was so melodramatic about it, running in circles and wringing his hands.)
Golly! There are so many things I need to get done that I just keep putting off until I have more time, which I really don't see happening anytime soon. Have people to visit, books to read, homework to do, artsy projects to play with, visiting to do back home, and the list goes on forever. Someday I'll get it all done. I just know it.
Well, have to run off to class now. Will be late if I don't leave soon. Hope ya'll have a great weekend!
I dream of a better tomorrow... where chickens can cross roads and not have
their motives questioned. - Unknown

25 August 2004


Just a quick shout...
I finally beat the system for a little while! I woke up late and had to rush to class. Decided to drive instead of bike... ended up parking a little bit illegally since there were no legal spots. Got to class right on time and suffered through org chem. Made it back to my truck and was relieved to find I didn't get a ticket! Yea! This is pathetic but, hey, rejoice in little things.
Ya'll have a great day!

Fortune always will confer an aura of worth, unworthily;
and in this world the lucky person passes for a genius.

24 August 2004

Classes are here...

Class started yesterday. Went fairly well. Started out strong with Organic Chem, moved on with Physics for Life Science Majors, and finished up with Ballroom Dance. All quite lovely, esp dance (I love it despite the fact I got stepped on a lot and do not possess enough rhythm so thus got on as best as could. But it is love. Too bad it's only one day a week...) Today was alright as well; Physics discussion group, Peoples of the World (and anthropology class), and Greek Mythology. Think I'm going to enjoy the last 2 a lot and at least survive the discussion group.
Got to eat dinner with Dad and Dork yesterday since they drove down here with Mum and had to wait on her business class to finish. Had a really, honestly gay server guy who really liked my little brother's glasses and kept getting Dork refills before he was nearly a fourth done with the previous drink. Poor kid. I thought it was a hoot.
This afternoon I ran home for a 'thing' (dinner and dessert with lots of talking and gossiping) at our house for my aunt who just had my newest cousin. It was fun but I was tired and felt like being cranky so, of course, I couldn't let myself be. Made up for it by playing with the kids, trying to help with everything, and talking to my grands. Good times. The kids were pretty cute, esp my littlest cousin. She's an angel.
I'm very tired now so I think I'll call it a night. Hasta luego!

I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous and least respectable things in the world go on.- Ugo Betti

22 August 2004

Moved in finally...

Well, here I am. Moved in at Norman. It's nice here. Really.
Moving in went alright... Not anything too exciting but not bad either. There was a petrified frog in my room under my bed but, hey, why wouldn't there be? We're in a handicap accessible apartment so our kitchen bar hasn't been installed and one of my roommates has a funny shower seat and very low closet bar. Other than that there isn't much to complain about other than the evil assistant manager guy.
He is truly very evil. First off he looks like the twin of a certain guy I went to HS with that I really, really can't tolerate being around anymore (can you feel the chill in the air all the way over there? brrr). Then he's just plain rude and distainful when one would think he ought to be at least helpful if not polite or pleasant. But no, one would be thinking wrong. And he chose to be an A** and make a joke without letting on that he was joking... as a result we didn't bring some things we otherwise would have brought. Apparently he also did this little joke for several other people too, so we aren't the only ones who dislike him very much. Grrr.... mean dude, if I were in such a position to, you would feel my wrath. As I am not you are spared. Ni
Went with roomies and friends to see Troy Saturday night at the Union. Good movie. Enjoyed much.
Had to work yesterday. Not a bad day at all. Today has been pretty relaxed too. Went to lunch with my aunt, uncle, and Dork. Very yummy Italian.
Well, classes start tomorrow so I will write more soon as possible. Luv ya'll!

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. -Alice Walker

18 August 2004

I'm tired

Like kinda good/mostly crazy tired; like the tired I was right after finals week both semesters last year; the tired I felt in the middle of volleyball season in HS after going to classes all day then practice then on to homework just to fall into bed early since that sounded nice. -But this time it's from packing, getting textbooks, babysitting cousins, cooking, cleaning the house, doing laundry, going running+working out this morning and yesterday, and a million other things I try to multitask into each day. Good times. The best news is that I have less and less to do before moving! Yea!
Gotta work tonight. This will likely be my last post until after I move into the apartment and get set up. Not that I write that often anyway but just thought I'd tell ya'll.
Visited Grandmum yesterday. She's doing alright, talked as much as ever. Gonna miss talking to her so much (eh, or listening to her. Same thing.)
Went and saw The Princess Diaries 2. Pretty cute movie, fairly funny, totally appropriate for all ages; which is why I ended up there with my mum, aunt, and 2 cousins. We all liked it.
Dork starts back to school tomorrow. I get to go to the dentist and continue packing, etc. Lovely. Ya'll have fun 'til I see ya again!
The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men. -George Eliot

15 August 2004

Life since Thursday

Howdy all ya'll! Golly! Lots of things have happened since my post Thursday... The continued 100% humidity level is just one on that list. As I mentioned Thurs. Mum got to come home. Missed her much so very glad, though Dad has enlisted me to help make sure she does not do anything she is not supposed to and it is rather hard to follow the rules when she wants to bend them a little (just a tiny, small bit).
Lots of family has been around town, mostly to see my new cousin (she is a cutie). We have done more family events this past week alone than we have done previously during this summer. Guess that is not unusual for us but worth mentioning all the same since I am going to be at school for the next four months or so, therefore do not anticipate actually seeing much of my family. Which is sad. Thank goodness for phones and email.
I made cookies yesterday afternoon. Yummy chocochip. Only have about 4 left. (I've been eating too much lately. Not getting fat but dangerously tiptoeing on that ledge. Just need to get back into an exercise routine. That's it.)
Oh. And I went to the ZZTop concert at the Zoo Amphitheater yesterday afternoon/evening. Interesting. Didn't know many of the songs and the opening band (Cardboard Vampires) fairly sucked. Lots of funny people to watch and laugh at. Lots of drunk people, bikers, scantily clad young women, shirtless men of various ages, old people, preppie-looking young boys, and various other perfect stereotypes. Quite a hoot. Not sure I enjoyed the night's festivities as much as some of my fellow patrons (especially since I did not consume any alcohol or illegal substances) but would definitely do it again. Maybe a band I know better next time...
Well, Dork is watching Kill Bill without me so I must cut this short. Tootles!

If you can laugh at it, you can live with it. - Erma Bombeck

12 August 2004

Nice day

I love you guys. Really. I love the world. Nice place really. Just think about it. Where else can you get hugs, new baby cousins, my pretty mum, beautiful flowers, cupcakes made by grandmum, country music, and a million other really, really, very nice things?

Today has been nice. (As if you couldn't tell... bosh...) Nothing outstanding to tell ya about... Mum did break out of the hospital and my new little cousin broke out, too, in a way, since she
was born this morning. Good day. [Too bad I have to work tomorrow. sigh.] I just realized recently that I get to move into my apartment next week! Oh wow! It's really soon. I'm not sure I'm entirely prepared but I am certainly ready (does that make sense?). Still have to pack all my junk and get some more junk which will also require packing. Ugh.

Once upon a time there was this tough-hombre armadillo. He was strutting alongside the highway, just contemplating his meager existence. (In this strutting and thinking he narrowly avoided running into a telephone pole, but don't worry, he's alright.) "Huh, maybe I should tryout for the US Olympic Swim team... Too bad my swim trunks are too small. Or that the team was already finalized last week. No biggie. There's always the Women's soccer team. I hear they're hott. Oooooh! The Men's beach volleyball team! That way gals would totally 'dig' me... hehehe... Wait! Is there a Men's beach volleyball event in Athens this year? Eh, who cares? I'm one tough-hombre armadillo with enough cool for a small island nation in the South Pacific. Need I say more?"
Then he stumbled upon a medium-sized rock just sitting in his path, acting like it's nothing to be sitting in an armadillo path. This was confounding to our dear armadillo. Throwed him for quite a loop, so much so that he had to roll himself into a tight little beigish-armadillo coloured ball just to think straight. At this point the armadillo (and honestly, I too) was astounded to find out that you were still reading this crap. Make up an ending for yourself if you need to. This is all I'm writing on this subject for now.

Whoa. Where did that come from? Anyway, good night, ya'll!

The world belongs to the energetic.- Emerson

11 August 2004

Rain, work, and hospital

Ugh... Today has been rather rough with me.
Started off with the 2nd Great Flood (complete with a plethora of thunder and lightning) occurring outside as I woke up at 5:15 this morning. Had to get ready for work early so I could leave for work early... so I could make it there safely and all. Was a real Biotch, truly, to drive through... Often I could hardly even see the road. Which isn't a good thing when it's dark and there are lots of other people on the highway too. Kinda scary. Then I get to work and my patient's room has a huge leak in the middle of the ceiling. Like, they had to move his bed into the doorway to keep from getting him all wet last night. Isn't that disgraceful? They couldn't even freakin' move him to a non-leaking room? WTF? That pretty much disturbed me more than words can express. If that was my dad or uncle or whatever I would be pissed beyond talking, which is totally unusual for me. Anyway. We'll all acknowledge how messed up that is and move on.

I wasn't there 20 minutes when I was DC'd (discontinued - they didn't need me anymore). Okay. I drove 45 minutes in a deluge and now you're sending me home? Crikey. Well, I didn't go home; I went and waited with my dad in the outpatient waiting room waiting for my mum to get out of minor surgery (no, not cosmetic since my pretty mum is too pretty already. She got mistaken for my sister the other day. Should I be offended or flattered? I chose flattered at the time, just in case you wondered.) I stayed there until she was moved to a room and settled in as comfortably as possible (she should be home tomorrow) at which time I headed homeward for my little Dork. He was with Grandmum at her "little" brother's house. Ate lunch with them and then came home to do housework. Good times.
Please, if you would, send up a little prayer for us. I know Mum will be alright but prayer is much appreciated none the less. Certainly cannot hurt anything, right?

Sorry I'm not a better hostess right now. I can't think much and shall thus put off more comment for later. Please accept my humblest apologies?

Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

07 August 2004

Movies, puzzle, icing, cat dancing

Just saw I, Robot Thursday and The Village Friday night . Both were pretty good and better than I had expected. {Achoo! Uh... wow, looks like I'm allergic to bull shite...}
I recently found this neat puzzle thing... http://tubastian.piranho.com/tubastian/html/e_einstein.html haven't had time to try it as it looks rather time consuming...
Today has been pretty good. Woke up early and went running with Mum, Dad, and Chaco. Since then haven't done much other than clean house and get dressed. Good day...
Somewhat considering making the really good homemade chocolate icing to just sit and eat without cake (I would share some with Dork, too). Thank goodness I have some will power... that or thank goodness we're nearly out of powdered sugar...
Tictac the cat just jumped up on the table. She's so cute when she's devising means of dancing on my keyboard. Truly a sight to behold. Meow!

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself. -Havlock Ellis

05 August 2004

Are you a freak? I seem to be...

Just for fun I tried this test...I'm 69% freak!!
Click on this nifty button and see if you too are a freak...

Fixed sidebar, Sugar tea, Dawn, catiwampus, dialysis...

Howdy! (wow! I haven't written since Monday! Busy at home/visiting grandmum Tuesday, worked all day Wednesday, finally back today! Yea!)
Nuthing much happenin' 'round these here parts... Ye haw! 'Ceptin' Dork helped me fix the evil sidebar thing-a-ma-jig! Let's all give him a round of applause! He sure deserves it, along with my thanks.
Right now I'm enjoying drinking real-sugar tea and, boy, is it great. Been dealing with that splenda junk lately and thus decided to take a break into heathendom by making my sweet tea with regular old sugar! Oh Yeah!
Not sure she wants the world knowing but Dawn's truck got totaled yesterday. She was out picking up pizza and some woman rear-ended her, sending her truck upside-down. She's alright, just a few bruises, and, thankfully, she didn't have Marie with her so the little angel is perfectly fine. (side note: Marie just started crawling! Yea!) Dawn stopped by today and visited for a bit. She's doin' alright overall. Still, if you remember to, I'd appreciate a prayer or two for her. Thanks.
I'm trying to decide if I should make a baby quilt for my aunt and uncle (baby girl due in a couple of weeks). My biggest concern is that I won't have it done in time for the baby shower which is fast approaching (not sure on exact date). That and I don't know what print of fabric to use. When I made Marie's I knew exactly what to do since I know Dawn so well (pretty much whatever I would like would be perfect) but my aunt married into the family just last November and I still don't know her all that well so I am at an impasse on the fabric issue. Crikey! I'll just do it and she can give it away if she doesn't like it, right? Thanks for helping me decide.
Is catiwampus a word you've ever used or heard? I used it appropriately yesterday at work and was ridiculed for said usage. I think it is a legitimate word, or at least accepted okie slang or something, right? When something isn't as it should be, a bit askew or such, and you don't want to say it's F***ed up, well, isn't catiwampus a nicer alternative?
I learned yesterday how a dialysis machine works. Pretty neat, much like a normal kidney but not, obviously. Still, never want to have to have that done to me. Sucks and takes an extreme amount of time (3.5 hours yesterday). Good times...
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
-W.B. Yeats

02 August 2004

jello follow-up, shopping...

I wasn't going to post today but I managed to get a moment and will thus post. Had a nice day. Work, etc.
The jello was messed up but Mum just froze it and we ate it like that. Very strange texture, not really recommended.
I don't know if I mentioned it earlier but I do not like shopping. We (Dork, Mum, and I) went Saturday for "school" clothes. Ugh. Trying on stuff and finding the right sizes, not to mention locating things that weren't horrid, just wasn't on my list of thing I wanted to do, but we all suffered through it so can put it off again for another few months... on the upside I did get a cute shirt and managed to help Dork find several nice school shirts. Yea!
I need to get to bed; I've been up since 0530 this morning so I'm a tad tired...
I love this quote, just makes me smile...

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. -Leo Tolstoy

01 August 2004

Setup, jello, comments please...

I'm a bit miffed at this setup. It won't listen to me, that's why the sidebar thing is at the bottom of the screen. Evil thing...
I may have messed up a batch of Jello. How is that possible? It's just water and jello mix. But it's looking like somehow I managed to screw it up... oh, well just have to go find some ice cream or something.
YPlease leave me a comment. I know only a few people read this ever but let me know, please? Please? I'm begging. I still don't know what comments on here look like... Y

I'm having thinking/decision making problems... what to do? Can you tell me? Maybe it's sunflares or whatever... or mayhaps I am psycho, more so than even I'd admit?
Oh bosh, am I that transparent?
And I'm starting to get more antsy about moving back to college. Looking forward to it but also dreading having to study again. Bleck. What a waste of time, right? LOL
Well, let me know your thoughts and, if appropriate, I'll discuss such on here as well. Deal?

I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want--an adorable pancreas? -Jean Kerr