27 May 2005

Cocoa Rice Crispies rock my mouth

For someone who claims to be so without something to do I sure haven't updated this much, have I? Many appologies.
I've since (ie since my last update) come back here to the apartment to chill out with Crazy Julia.
Wednesday we did lots of fun stuff including starting to sew pretty shirts from a pretty pattern and renting Phantom of the Opera & Ocean's Twelve. Last night we saw A Midsummer Night's Dream & What Dreams May Come after a short shopping trip to the mall. We are wild and crazy people.
Had dessert with Dawn, her bf, and her older bro yesterday too. Quite fun. They're a hoot. I'd been missing Dawn too so it was totally awesome when she called and said they were in town. Made the day just that much better.

Anyway, Happy Friday ya'll!
"The essence of greatness is the perception that virtue is enough." -Emerson

24 May 2005

Teeth Don't Explode

Whoa. Summer is busy. Also crazy. Much like the rest of the year... Hmmm... Would seem to indicate that one should not be fooled by location changes nor weather's fickleness.
I've been working a ton. And when not working I'm trying to find something else to keep me occupied. I honestly go nuts when I'm not busy doing something. During those long months of classes and lab reports I dreamed of a day when I could just sit back and do nothing. I should have known better. I just can't do that. I start planning things in my head or I look for something to clean, someone to visit or errands to run. Funness indeed (indead).
Had some of the world's best fried chicken again this last Saturday. OH SO WONDERFUL! Eishen's is just next door to heaven (though please don't be confused; Okarche is not exactly the best place to find the pearly gates. They're more likely to be wrought iron there. [Oh, I am so funny...])
I've only gotten to play tennis with the Dork a couple of times this past week. I do think we're getting better but perhaps that is only to be expected. When you're at the bottom there's nowhere to go but up, right?
Saturday my aunt brought me over a belated birthday gift in the form of some funny old hats. They're hilarious. (I'll try to get pics up soon.) Really quite a treat. It's almost comical how little it takes to make me laugh/happy.
Got to visit with Dawn Friday. If you know her situation and would like news let me know. There's no point hashing it out here to strangers. (And super strange ones too. Muhahahahaha)
Looked up my grades since they've just been recently posted. C's in MBIO and OChem II, B's in Chem and Mbio labs as well as Physio. I'm not terribly happy with my new GPA, since it now sucks, but I suppose it's good enough for me. Maybe I could have studied harder, gone out doing fun things less, or just not worked at all and thus done better in my classes but it seems there's a point I hit where it takes a ton more work to do amazing or hardly any effort to keep the status quo. Thus I pick mediocraty and live with a dismal GPA.
Still no word from Pharm school. I think they forgot about me. Maybe I should take up fencing. It sounds pretty interesting. Or I could move to France and spend all day getting lost since I don't know any French (other than "Good morning"). Joining Green Peace might be pretty life-changing/mind-opening in a good way (nevermind that I have no talents they might possibly be able to utilize. Playing volleyball, cooking mac & cheese, and being really, really good looking don't seem to be high on their list of most wanted professional skills. Go figure.) Guess I'll think on it some more and get back to ya'll.
Now I'm off to find something else to do. Have a lovely Tuesday!
"And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected." ~From Chapter 13 of East of Eden by John Steinbeck

17 May 2005


Aloha my friend! How goes it?
I've been enjoying a few lovely days of rest. It's terribly nice. You should try it sometime. Nothing really news-worthy happening around here. Dork's play is this week. He's still suffering through school. 'Tis the nature of high school. Ya suffer. Muhahahahahaha...
Chaco sends a hello bark to ya'll. He's busy being cute. (Wow. Do I sounds like a crazy old spinster yet?) I don't have much else to say but I felt it was time to update so here ya are. The following is part (or maybe all? I can't remember...) of a poem I found and enjoyed. Obviously I'm not having such problems but I sympathize none-the-less.

I Want You to See by Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

I want you to see the hole in my shirt where your
heart went through like a Colt .45, and opened
a dream at the back of the neck.
Here, let me unbutton it for you.
Notice the ribs, those sweet things you loved, notice the insides,
the parchment lampshades, the books, the furniture.
Notice yourself sitting, holding my hand on a winter night,
notice the look in my eyes,
now close it all up and walk away.
Stumble, pretend you're dead.
Just for me, pretend you can be hurt by something
so simple as a failed emotion.
Pretend you have seen loss.
For God's sake what was I holding when you said good morning

"Heroism is an obedience to a secret impulse of an individual's character." -Emerson

15 May 2005

I love Cowboy boots

I'm home for a bit... But I forgot all of my pants down at the apartment so had to return to retrieve them. I can be so stupid sometimes... (BTW Julia, I fed Sushi. Either he'll get fat or he'll be happy. Either way doesn't seem that terrible.)
Birthday party last night was fun. Good times. I now have more tennis balls than I will ever use.
I have boots. Cowgirl boots. And they are not pink.
Clickers. Gotta love that this is now just a thing others know about...
Played tennis this morning and again this evening then ran for 40 minutes. 2.42 miles. Yeah. I kick it.
Chaco really missed me. He totally freaked out when I got home. Quite cute.
Speaking of cute, Dork called something cute. Something inanimate. Funny or just funny-to-Misty? Methinks funny.
Showed my younger cousin around campus a little today. I think she was very impressed. She was very surprised to find that we can wear hats in class. And keep our cell phones on. And just leave if we feel like it. Strange new world huh? We're just rebels like that...
Sleepy time now. Good night ya'll!
"Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea." - John Ciardi

12 May 2005

Fried Chicken rocks!!!

Thursday. Pretty good day. Should be anyway.
Just found out that I made C's in both MBIO and OChem classes for my ending grade. Sucks but it wasn't really all that unexpected. Still don't know about any of my ending lab grades and, of course, haven't taken physio final yet so that remains up in the air too. My GPA is probably shot all to Hades. If I don't make it into pharm school this next year I'm not sure I'll be able to meet their minimum GPA... Oh well, it's not the end of the world, right? I'm young and happy; still feel indestructible. Stupid science classes, I make faces in your general direction!!!! Woopah!
Had a great time eating the best fried chicken in the world yesterday when a group of us OU folks road tripped out to Okarche for lunch. (Us included: Julia, Mel, Lindsay, Heather, Jacob, Jon, and me plus Danielle and Gavin when we got there!) Tour of Okarche took all of five minutes. (Including Julia nearly killing us by turning into the oncoming traffic lane of highway 81. Good times. Darn brick medians, huh? (It wasn't really that dangerous since there wasn't anyone coming but Julia needs some taunting to keep her in check, right? lol))
Best of luck to anyone who still has finals left!
"The only thing grief has taught me, is to know how shallow it is." -Emerson

10 May 2005

Tuesday again

Finals update: Two down, one to go. Just have to wait until Friday for that last one. Plenty of study time that I will, of course, use very efficiently (to clean my room, go eat the best fried chicken in the world in Okarche, make cuppy cakes, and talk incessantly on the phone to no one in particular...).
Dinner on my birthday Sunday with Mum, Dad, Dork, and Grandmum was lovely. Food was awesome and we had as much fun as possible (which = A TON!) The only downside was that the bad karma that follows Dad managed to cause a lack of not only our silverware/napkins but also his tortillas for fajitas and the retention his dessert until the rest of us were halfway done with ours (because we are rude pigs who love dessert... or he told us to... or it's my birthday and I can!) I think the wear-down from years of this sort of thing is what causes him to be a "Sender-backer". Personally, I will eat just about whatever the server brings me, barring animals that are still alive and straight garbage. But I can understand that if things are perpetually messed up one might just prefer to get it fixed once in a while. (Love ya Daddy!) We're putting off my regularly scheduled family party until this weekend when I can finally GO HOME!!!!! (Mum the roses are gorgeous! Thanks!!!)
Chinese food for dinner last night was heavenly. SOOOOO wonderful!!!! We really must do that again sometime... Fortune cookie: "Now is the time to try something new."
Talked to Dawn several times this weekend. They're all doing well. (Marie is about to start potty-training and this is absolutely the last you will ever hear me mention of it.) Dawn's birthday is a week before mine and her older brother's is a week after... Weird, huh? We're all the same age for a week! (This topic was the subject of many a lunchtime conversation in HS... lol) Just mentioned because happened to hear from both of them this weekend and that in itself is HIGHLY unusual (as anyone who knows the backstory knows lol).
Fell asleep watching Emerl on the food channel yesterday afternoon... Talk about waking up confused.
Guess I'm going to take a nap before running on to the rest of my life... Happy Tuesday!
"Let us treat the men and women well: treat them as if they were real: perhaps they are." -Emerson

08 May 2005

Various things said last night...

"I'm a trained dolphin." - Misty ("I almost wrote girlfriend." - Julia)
"Cuz we're hopped up on caffeine and chocolate. Yes. I said hopped up." - Julia
"Spary big guys." -Julia
"I don't know what funny is anymore." - Misty
"People shouldn't be parents until they're parents." -Misty
"I like soap." - Julia (claims to have said "I think so...")

We were extremely silly from too much studying, caffeine from Starbuck's, and chocolate. There were pictures taken. They may be posted at a later date... But who knows? They were quite funny if I remember right... Back to Ochem...
"The great will not condescend to take any thing seriously." -Emerson

05 May 2005

Terrific Thursday!!!

Wow. Could today be any better? I honestly don't think so. Well, the weather needs to quit dilly-dallying and pick either sunny or rainy but that's pretty trivial.
I got out of a parking ticket today. I went to pay it since neither Mum or I could find the little cards that came with my parking permit that get you out of paying when you just forget to put the permit up, which is what happened in this case. When I got there and explained what happened, as I was paying (ie check written out already) he said it wasn't a problem and that all I had to do was fill out this card then tear up that check. Awesome, huh? That is why I love taking care of things in person. People help ya out.
I made a C on my chem lab final. It was a hard test and I don't feel bad for not doing wonderfully. That means I might just walk away with a B overall. And that's okay with me. Sad how far my standards have fallen in that respect.
This week has seemed like the longest week in history. (I did four lab reports, 1 problem set, and 2 lab finals in less than 48 hours!) Seriously, yesterday I was thinking it should be about Friday already. The past three days were so long and stressful. Thank goodness I had fudge to make the world better. That and Julia & I watched Chocolat after my lab practical yesterday evening. Very nice. Chocolate therapy is way underrated.
I can't remember much to talk about... It's funny how brain-dead I can be after so much intense studying/test taking/problem solving... Um... My parents & dork might come eat dinner with me on my birthday. That's pretty nice of them, huh? I feel really bad about not going home this weekend. I just don't think I'll be ready for my organic final if I go home because I won't want to study there and I really, really need to. But I still feel terrible about it. If I keep my room insanely clean will that make up for it???? (Don't tell them but I do that already because cleaning is much more fun than studying...)
I think I'm going to go make a sandwich, look over my notes for physio tomorrow... And rock out to Queen!!!!! Love ya'll!!!
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question. - Albert Camus

02 May 2005

Welcome May!!!

I just realized I haven't written anything having to do with real life in a while. It's pretty easy to figure out why. I haven't done much of anything this past week but study and do homework. Mostly study. One of the lab reports I'm turning in tomorrow is 29 pages long, just to give you some idea of the fun I'm having. Presentation with slideshow I put together tonight in MBIO, a lab to do tomorrow in Chem, data sheets and problem set for physio, lab reports to turn in as well as chem lab section final test. Wednesday has classes in the morning, a lab report we've spent all semester collecting data for due, and MBio lab practical final. I can hardly wait for Thursday to get here so I can slack off a little. Or maybe just breathe for a minute. lol
Friday was a blast though....
Started off by going to meet up with Melissa at the dorms. There was a program going on and guess what it was!?!? A hypnotist!!! Melissa and Jacob were among the lucky few who volunteered to be part of the show... SO hilarious!!! (Arnold and Superman!!!)
Then we all headed to the Neighborhood concert at the Union. I must say their shows just get better and better. This one totally rocked. We all, Ryan, Melissa, Julia, Jacob, Heather, Alex, Katie, and I, stood the entire time and danced. SOOO much fun!!! (My calves ached Saturday from such hardcore dancin'!) After the show Ryan tried to fight me on the sidewalks in Cate. Poor guy, he didn't have a chance... lol Woopah!!! I totally won! lol
Next Julia and I headed over to the Commons to find my Mel V. who came to Norman for the weekend. Saw some folks from HS. So funny! Talked for a little while and then came back to finally get some sleep. Wonderful day.
Ah well, now I'm listening to the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over... Girl from Yesterday. Back to lovely homework... Tender sentiments to ya'll and hugs all around!
"In silvery tones she murmurs forth,
My heart is light and glad,
Youth, Beauty, Hope are all mine own,
Then, why should I be sad?
To graver hearts leave graver thoughts
And all foreboding fears,
For me, life's sunshine and it's flowers, --
I am too young for tears!" ~Rosanna Elear Leprohon