"Take no heed of her...She reads a lot of books."
~Jasper Fforde

Friday, December 31, 2010

Year in Review

Another year has come and gone, but I can't believe its already gone! So much has happened in 2010....

-Started this blog
-Fell for Odyesseus
-Met poet Paul Muldoon
-Taken some amazing classes with amazing professors
-Met some wonderful people
-Written a truck-load of poetry
-Lost several family members
-Attempted to go vegetarian on a bet
-Attempted that ridiculous "fruit fast"
-Seen a TON of movies
-Got my driver's license
-Dressed up like Sweeney Todd
-Had a frog-faced guy call me a lumberjack
-"Fell in love" with Hannibal Lecter
-And most importantly............


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Keeping in Touch?

Today, I sent out two emails to old friends that I haven't heard from in the longest time...I do this once every two/three months or so. The hardest part is that I NEVER heard back from them. EVER. It's frustrating, because I really miss them, but I feel like they don't care enough to respond, since its been at least two years since I've heard from either of them. I know I shouldn't be petty about this, so I just keep on emailing them. Do you think I should just give up?

One is my friend from fencing club. He was going through a really rough time in his life, and more than anything, I wanted to be there for him. I had the biggest crush on him when we were still in contact, and I even asked him to go to prom with me. Things fell apart, and not only could he not go to prom with me, but he transferred at the end of the school year. I called him once, in the summer, and he said he was in school and had to go. He was supposed to call me back, and I never heard from him. I'd love to call him, but I'm scared to, because I don't even know what I would say to him.

The other friend went to high school with me. We hung out in the same group and had a lot in common. However, she went off to med school, and disappeared from the face of the earth. Even her closest friends have not heard much from her, and in general, we've all given up. I used to send her letters at college, but stopped when I never heard from her.
So, what do you guys think? What should I do?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Aftermath

Christmas was very nice this year, with wonderful quality time spent with family, and lots of nice gifts. The most memorable, though, I'd have to say is the Lon Chaney biography my parents bought for me. I'm a huge Chaney fan, and getting to read all about the "Man of a Thousand Faces" will be an extra special treat :) (Steven, don't worry; I didn't forget about your story; that was the other memorable gift of the year. Thank you again!!!)

The other wonderful surprise was being able to have a nice one-on-one conversation with two of my cousins who are also in college. They're always so busy or so quiet I never have time to talk to them. So, that was very, very nice.

So, did all of you do fun things for Christmas? Did you get any nice gifts? Do you have any fun stories to tell? Please share :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, guys :) I hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful holiday! (I'm sure that I won't be able to post anything tomorrow; I'll be too busy) :P

Its been almost a year since I started this blog (February 22, 2010), and I want to thank you all for putting up with me and sticking around this long, especially Javmango, who was my first follower (besides a couple of friends I ASKED to follow me). And now, nearly 250 blog posts and 21 followers later, I'm still going :)

So, for all of you who have been so devoted to this rambling bookworm, Merry Christmas!!! And thank you :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Hundred Dollars

We celebrated Christmas with my mom's side of the family today (since my aunt and uncle were in town). On Christmas itself, we'll see the other half of the family. But, anyways, my grandma was passing out envelopes with money inside, and my little cousin, opening hers could not contain her shock at seeing a $100 bill. Her reaction was priceless:

"Mommy! Mommy, I got a hundred dollars! I'm going to go to the Dollar Store and buy a hundred things!"

Friday, December 17, 2010

Alice Cooper: Is Santa Real?

Is Santa real? The science behind Santa according to rock sensation Alice Cooper:

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Finals Week....

Finals week is almost at an end....FINALLY. I'm very lonely here, though, since most of my friends went home, and those who are here are busy studying for finals. I'd call one of those who went home (I actually have a certain professor in mind), but I don't want to come across as that lame, clingy person who calls as soon as you leave because she misses you. It's just that I'm lonely and want someone to talk to...is that so bad? :(

Luckily, before she left, the wonderful Roomie gave me cookies made of sugar, butter, and pure joy, which have been a life-saver :P

Monday, December 13, 2010

Practical Gifts

Today, the Wonderful Roomie and I learned an important lesson. When guys don't know what to get you for Christmas, unlike girls, they won't ask seventy million people what to get you. Instead, they go for something more practical. The Roomie and I stressed out about what we were going to get for Professor Thomas and Matt for Christmas. In the end, we got them fun stuff that we knew they would like: a Jeff Dunham DVD & Pepsi for the Professor, and a Mario t-shirt for Matt.

The guys got the Roomie two boxes of Lucky Charms cereal (since it's her favorite and they don't have it in the dining hall anymore), and got me a no-slip mat to go under the rug in our room, since they know I risk my life on that rug every single day. It may not be the craziest or most fun thing ever, but its still practical and thoughtful. Thanks guys :)

The Most Awesome Inside Joke Ever

Finals Week

Sorry I haven't been very dedicated to posting lately. I've just been very busy with stuff, and now, I'm in the beginning of finals week. I don't have any classes today, which is nice, but even so, I'm a bit overwhelmed with stuff. It's snowing like the Dickens outside, and I don't want to leave my nice, warm dorm room, even to go get food.

I have two finals tomorrow, and the one is seriously going to kill me. Its about the Roman Empire, and I have to memorize so many dates and random facts about emperors and architecture! Here is just my emperor list:

Augustus (27BC-14AD), Tiberius (14-37), Gaius "Caligula" (37-41), Claudius (41-54), Nero (54-68), Vespasian (69-79), Titus (79-81), Domitian (81-96), Nerva (96-98), Trajan (98-117), Hadrian (117-138), Antininus Pius (138-161), Lucius Versus (161-169), Marcus Aurelius (161-180), Commodus (176-192), Diocletian (284-305), and Constantine (306-324).

I hope I'll have more fun things to post as the week goes on, and especially over the break. Right now, I'm just trying to keep my head above water. I don't want to mess up this final. Wish me luck, o faithful readers! ;)

Oh, and I got the most awesome inside joke for Christmas this year! Thanks, Roomie! :D

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Modern Parable

There once was a man whose faith was very strong. One day, a horrible, horrible storm hit his city, to the point where it got so bad that the streets were flooding. As the water rose higher and higher, he eventually had to climb up on the roof to avoid being swept away. However, he was not worried, for he believed that God would provide for him.

As the water was sloshing about his ankles, a man in a rowboat paddled over to him. And he said, "Brother! The water is rising! You better get in this here boat!"

But the man shook his head and smiled. "Thank you, but I'll be fine. I know the Lord is going to save me." And the man in the rowboat paddled away.

The water kept on rising, and soon, it was up to the man's waist. At this point, a man in a motorboat steered over to him. "Hey, Brother!" he said. "The water is rising; you had better get in this here motorboat!"

But, the man smiled and said, "Thank you, but I'll be fine. I know that God will take care of me." And so, the man in the motorboat drove off.

The storm was fierce, and soon, the water was at the man's chest. But, he was not worried, because he believed that God would save him. Finally, a helicopter flew by, and a rope ladder droped down to him. A voice from the helicopter called out: "Brother! The water is rising! You had better get in this here helicopter!"

But, the man smiled and said, "Thank you, but I'll be fine. I know that God will deliver me." And the helicopter flew away.

Finally, the water was up at the man's neck, and rose higher and higher until it covered his mouth and was getting into his nose. And as the man was drowning, he looked up to the heavens and cursed God. "God! All my life I have trusted you and in your divine powers! Why then didn't you save me from drowning in this horrible flood?"

And a voice from the sky called down to him. "You fool!" it said, "I sent you a rowboat, a motorboat, AND a helicopter! What more did you want??"

Monday, December 6, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas is Coming....

And today, I get to wrap presents with the Wonderful Roomie! ^_^

Next weekend we celebrate with the group ;)