Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas To All....

You are reading the blog of an expert pie maker. Admit are jealous of my mad skillz. Mom taught me how to make homemade crusts yesterday, and I can proudly say I made two pumpkin pies and a cherry pie that turned out B-E-A-Utiful. I feel pretty dang proud of myslef. It's a new tradition for Mommy and me and I will be able to use that skill for the rest of my life. :D Now on to the festivities.......


Hope everyone had a good morning. I know I sure did! Mom woke me up around 7:30 this morning and I learned how to prepare a turkey. Shortly there after, Aunt JoAnne arrived and we all gathered in the living room to open presents. Santa sure was generous this year! Michael and I got everything we wanted and then some. I got several DVDs; a nice, big TV; a DVD/VCR player and a real cool air pump that plugs into the lighter in my car. The air pump is a really great gift because my car tires are constantly low...and I hate the idea of paying for's air, for pete's sake!! Anywho....This morning was really nice- relaxing and fun. We are heading over to Aunt Julie's at one to meet the whole family for Christmas dinner. Can't wait for that turkey!!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

I'm Gonna Slap Him Upside His Bulbous, Over-Inflated Head....

Well, grades are in...
Medical Anthropology: A
Advanced Composition: A
General Biology: B
Organic Chemistry: C

Wait, what was that?? C in Organic??? I KNOW!!!! How is it that I can basically fail all the tests we had and still get a C in this class? The professor's curve must be more like a freakin circle! I swear to Pete...(NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION....We'll come back to that) I spent this entire semester nearly giving myself an ulcer. Apparently, the grading scale consists of: test grades, lab grades, general feeling toward the student, eenie-meenie-minie-mo and some dice rolling. Jeez...glad I got my undies in a bunch over that. Not that I am ungrateful for the nudge into passing land...I just think the whole power trip thing the professor had going wasn't really necessary....hence the title of this post.

Now- (from above) New Year's Resolution Explanation....
I know it's a little early, but I already have my New Year's resolution all ready to go. *Drum roll please*: I am going to clean up my language. Apparently, I have been channeling my inner sailor for a while now. Nothing like a little foul language to class a girl up....

So, here's the plan:
Step one- swearing is out...fillers are okay...shoot, dang, crap, friggen, etc. However, figgen may be borderline...jury is still out.
Step two- No more "God" exclamations....which is where Pete comes in (I don't know any Petes so that is why I used that I just like it) Listen for more phrases like "honest to Pete", "Mother of Pete" or the good ol' standbys of "Honest to goodness" and "goodness gracious"....hmmm maybe this step is a little overboard... blue hair dye anyone?

Monday, December 18, 2006

And She's Back in the Game.....

Hey there..I'm back!! I know, I know...thank God, right? ;) So much has happened in such a short amount of time! Wanna know what's been going on? Well, too bad..I'm going to tell you anyway and if you don't like it, you can leave.

First off: Tall, Dark and Handsome, aka Mike, and I are officially a couple. Wahoo, I know. *insert my happy dance here* He is such a sweetheart..none of that crap the girls told me about him being a jerk has been at all apparent. We exchanged gifts and he got me the newest Deirks Bently CD, The Devil Wears Prada DVD and a box of chocolates. However, not just any chocolates...he went all over in search of a box that was filled with only coconut filled dark chocolates...MY FAVORITE! Delicious! He also gave me a small key and heart charm on a chain....he said it was the key to his heart....AWWWWWWWWWWW Makin' ya sick yet?? ;)

I am finally home for Christmas break. I thought this semester was never going to end. Umm Organic Chemistry??? Freakin kill me..... I'm pretty sure I bombed that final. I have to retake the class for sure because the grade is no where near high enough to get into optometry school. However, I found out before the final that I could OUT AND OUT FAIL the whole class and still have a high enough GPA to stay in the honors a little pressure was taken away. I also had a Biology final, but thought it wasn't that bad. I will get all of my final grades tonight after 7pm....I hate that they take so long to be posted. Ulcer anyone?

I totally revamped my schedule for next semester. I decided not to take Organic Chemistry 2 with the professor I just had because we obviously didn't work well together. His teaching style didn't match my learning style and I refuse to kill myself again next semester just to have to retake the class again anyway. I am going to wait until next year and start with orgo 1 and go through orgo 2 with a different professor. I would have taken a different professor this semseter, but the one I want is on sabatical for a year... crap. Anyway, I switched some classes around, dropped a couple and added some new ones. So here it is:
*Biology 2
*Human Anatomy and Physiology
*Human Sexuality
*Principles of Accounting
Hmmmm a little science, anyone?

Went to the dentist and the optometrist today. Good news: no cavities. Bad news: My vision prescription radically changed. Apparently I am blind..okay, not really....but I couldn't see far away before and in the last 2 years I have developed pretty bad astigmatism and now have trouble seeing up close as well as far away. I am currently trying contacts and *good lord almighty* they are difficult to get used to. It took me about 7,895,976 tries to get the friggen things in at the office....and of course that process ruined my eye makeup. I left looking like somebody rubbed my face in the carpet and then made me cry. The doctor even said I looked like I was in a fight...lovely, thanks. I was doing fine seeing out of them earlier, but just in the last hour or so they have gotten kind of hazy on me...maybe I should go clean them. (If there is a lot of typos in this post, I apologize...I can't see the screen very well.)

I am going to try and keep up with the posts over break, but I have to do them from my home computer. My laptop....aka the crap heap.....has been sent in to the manufacturer to be fixed..AGAIN. Anyway-I'll be back, but don't expect an everyday appearance...I can only handle so much dial-up internet. ;) Phew...Feels good to be back!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

So Sorry

Hey everyone...sorry for the lack of posts, but my computer had a seizure and soon as I get it back, I will catch all of you up on the latest happenings. Until then...TTFN.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Where does the time go?? Time for some catching up and other bits and pieces...

*Thanksgiving was wonderful....mmmmm amazing food, family and loooooots of time off...perfect

*Tall, dark and handsome (or TDH as we will call him) is still tall, dark and handsome....but I'm also finding him to be sweet and thoughtful....yupp he's great...I know you are jealous ;) mmm*happy*

*Two weeks of classes left before exams...where did the semester go?!?

*Got together with the Ludington Girls this, dinner, shopping and then ice cream....I LOVE my friends

*Playing in a volleyball tournament this weekend...pray to God I don't injure myself....going tonight to play a bit....I'm a lil rusty

*Only Tuesday, and I feel like it's been eons since the weekend....looking forward to the coming weekend...*sigh*

Okay...I think that's news you all have missed....riveting, huh? ;) Off to study....exams are approaching!! *gulp*

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Tall, Dark and Handsome

Wow...can't believe it has been a week since my last post. Jeez! I'm slackin! This week went very fast and this weekend has been GREAT! Thursday night I picked up Meg and headed over to see Di. Di was having a girls only party at her apartment. There were 40 of us there. What a blast!!! Meg and I left on Friday-late morning. I had to drop her back off with her boyfriend, so I was in the car for an eternity. I finally got back to school around 5ish.

A few weeks back a guy I know, Mike, asked me a couple times to come play basketball with him at the gym. I couldn't go because of all the crap going on with my classes. However, things have lightened up a bit with class now. So early in the week, on Wednesday...I think, I asked Mike to go shoot around for a while and we got to talking and really clicked. When I got back to school on Friday, we started chatting and he asked me out to a movie with him later that night. We went and saw the new Bond movie.....good by the way, Die Another Day was better, but still good. Anyway, we thought it would be busy so went went about a half hour early and chatted nonstop until the movie started. I had a great time; he is very sweet and is such a gentleman- opened doors, etc. Nice change from some other losers I have been around lately.

Yesterday, I got up and decided to go shoot around and asked him to join me. We went and played for about an hour and then he asked me if I wanted to come watch the Michigan/Ohio state game with him. I agreed (*HECK YES*), got showered and walked over. We watched the game, and then he took me out to dinner at AppleBee's. It was pretty early when we finished eating, and things we going so well, he came back to my room to watch a movie. Again, we had a great time...talking is easy and comfortable and he makes me laugh. He is very, very shy and reserved. He doesn't say much at first, but once you get him going, he really opens up.

Our personality types seem to mesh quite well. He has a great sense of humor...very similar to mine. He is also working toward the same degree as mine (bachelor of applied biology), but for physical therapy...(he's a year older though). I'm not really sure where this is going to's still very early and I'm taking it slow....but this one may have potential.

Oh and one of the best parts...I finally found a tall guy....he's 6'6"
MMM tall, dark and handsome :D

Sunday, November 12, 2006

I Can't BELIEVE I Missed It!!!

This past weekend I went home...again. :D All my friends went home this weekend too, and I seem to get crap done better at home- not as many distractions....and Mommy's there...duh. Anyway, I was sitting up last night, reading biology and waiting for my brother to get home. I was thinking about other stuff- which usually happens when I am reading in my text books...I don't know if you have heard this or not, but the chapters of biology regarding evolution are very dry. I watched "Men in Trees" earlier in the evening and was thinking about it moving to a new night and time.

Okay...this story will be better in stream of conciousness:

Me: I really like that show....I am glad it is moving to Thursdays after Grey's....Grey's is sooo good....mmmmmm McDreamy...*pause here for a couple fantasies*....Okay so Men in Trees after Grey's...dang...worth it, but late night....hope I don't have tests or crap on this last Thursday night spent at the library for Friday's organic chemistry test.....wait a second....Thursday?? Library till 11pm??...OH MY GOD!!! I missed Grey's Anatomy!!!!!! WHAT WAS I THINKING????...oh I know....homolytic bond cleavages and bromonium ions....CRAP!

Okay stream over. I know, I know, school comes first. But DANGIT! I NEVER miss Grey's...and I didn't even remember enough to tape it. Fricken chemistry...another reason to hate it. Kaitlyn realized she missed it too and watched it online....guess I will have to do that's just not the same.

Well, now it is off to bed for this little one. A biology test is waiting for me at 9am tomorrow morning. You can't even comprehend the level of excitement I am trying to control over that. *In case you missed it, that was just a little sarcasm inserted there.....* :D

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Peek-A-Boo Moon

Catchin' Up...

Ahh what a whirlwind these last few days have been! Recap time:

Thursday of last week I decided that Friday morning classes would be just fine without me and I packed up and went home. I needed a break from cubicle of a dorm room and dang it, I needed a hug from my Mommy.

Friday morning, my Michael's physics class shot off their trebuchets. They worked in small groups and all built these awesome machines. They flung pumpkins, water bottles, etc. It was so awesome to watch. Michael's group did AWESOME! It may be sisterly pride, but I think theirs was by far the best. It shot the most consistanly and launched that stuff!

Here is the trebuchet and if you look in the air, that silver blob is a 5lb weight they just launched.

And again....this time the blob is a big jug of water...sweet explosion when it landed too!!

Saturday and Sunday were nice relaxing days with my Mommy. I got a ton of homework crap done that I had been putting off for a while. Michael, Mom and I all went to dinner together(Daddy was out of town) at Logan's Roadhouse on Saturday night ......MMM Good food!

Yesterday I went to the library for a couple of hours to research for a paper due tomorrow...yeah I put it off a little. I hammered out 5 pages last night and finished the last 5 today. My research paper had to be 8 to 12 pages....on recycling..wa-freakin-hoo. Amazing how much crap I can pour out on to paper....I wish we got topics that fired us up and made us want to do our papers. But hey, whatever, I'm happy it's done.

Today, you can just call me miss productivity. I finished my paper this morning including all of the documentation of sources, spent an hour and a half at the library studying organic chemistry and even went running for an hour! Getting my crap finished and out of the way felt FANTASTIC!

To celebrate my productivity, I spent the rest of my evening lounging around. I went across the hall to see the Kaits. We were watching TV and saw an older woman with her hair in pig tails. We got talkin about it and decided the cut-off age for pig tails is 23 and even younger if you look stupid. Well, we had to compare pig tails and of course cameras were present.

We are so random....and I think my cut-off age was a long time ago....

Why is my mouth open?? *note to self: keep mouth shut in look goofy* Maybe we will bring the "pig tail look" back...followed by stretch pants, "winderbreaker" suits and sweatshirts with iron-on pictures and puffy paint...yeah I'm not holding my breath ;)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Teaherisms #4: We've Got Chemistry!

Today in my 8am organic chemistry class, we were discussing how certain chemical elements react. We were told that elements that are more reactive are less selective with whom they react and those that are less reactive are more selective. Our teacher told us to remember it like this: "When you are 15, you are really reactive...and you don't care who you react with, as long as you are reacting. But when you are 25, you are less reactive and much more selective." This was a hoot all on its own, but then he paused and added "However, then you hit 5o and aren't reactive at all." Niiiice. The whole situation was made that much better by the fact that he was wearing a full Sponge-Bob Square Pants costume. He really wanted to dress up for Halloween and we don't have class on Tuesdays. He was sure to point out the "strategically placed tie" as he called it (it hung right over his crotch.) We were ROARING with laughter....that's one way to start the day! :D

Screw It! Parts One and Two

I got up this morning, had my yogurt smoothie, took my shower, got ready and went to class. By my third class this morning, my stomach was GROWLING. Yup, the liquid diet isn't cutting it. I came back to my room and decided to go get lunch. I got down to the cafeteria, took one look at the soups and said SCREW IT. They had pasta alfredo for lunch so I grabbed a LARGE container and stocked up. And guess what? It was freakin' AMAZING (once I let it cool down.)

As part of my Medical Anthropology class, we are required to do a service learning project. I chose Big Brothers Big Sisters for my project. I would be set up with a child from the community to mentor. Well, I filled out my information at the end of August, had my interview in the beginning of September and have been playing phone tag with the coordinator and his secretary since then. I need to know the name of my little sib and I called the coordinator several times, and then his secretary who gave me his cell number. Well, he didn't answer that either and didn't return my call. I called the secretary back and she said she would contact him and get back to me. She got through to him and called me back and said I could just show up at the school for lunch whatever day was good for me and the coordinator would be there because he is there everyday. Umm, you couldn't tell me that TWO WEEKS AGO??!?!?? So, I went to the school today, stood around for 20 minutes, and guess what? THE COORDINATOR WASN'T THERE!!! ARGHHHH This is so frustrating! I have wanted to do this program since high school. However, the total lack of structure and ability to return a friggen phone call makes me want to just forget about it. If I weren't required to do this project for class, I would have said SCREW IT a loooooooooooong time ago.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Things I Inherited From Mommy

I was just looking at my hand and taking note of how funky my hands are. My ring finger and my middle finger are abnormally close....stuck together close. I first noticed this a while back and pointed it out to my mommy. Lo and behold... Her fingers are the same way! Which got me thinkin'....what else did I inherit?

Here is a running list:

*Funky fingers

*Exact same shade of hair...but haha, mine has curl :P

*Same laugh (hahahaha, girly "hic", followed by a long sigh....get us together, it's a hoot!)

*Pretty much my whole face....

*Nice, straight teeth....I don't think I ever thanked her for that one (thanks Mom)

* Same exact eye color

*Ability to make my lip quiver on both sides of my face (think of a snarling dog...very attractive)

*Short waist (AKA leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeegs.....neck....head -sorry no credit for the legs tho...thanks Dad)

Little of This....Little of That

*Aunt Julie, Sam, Joyce and Michael came to visit yesterday. So good to see everyone! Had fun taking crazy pictures, eating yummy dinner and picking out a new sweatshirt. Thanks Aunt Jules!

*Still can't really eat solid foods...mmm soup broth and the mushy, cooked apples from an apple cobler....dinner of champions. :/

*What is it about Celine Dion songs that require you to sing the top of your lungs? "BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME!!!!!!" I feel sorry for the people living next door.

*Is dusty rose nail polish "old ladyish?" I can't decide....I think the glitter helps though.

*My medical anthropology teacher likes to push the limits. We were talking about gender and sex in class and she asked how you know if you are heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual. Someone said your hormones decide for you. She (jokingly) said, "What so you are a man that doesn't have testosterone and you are a fruitcake.... or you do have testosterone and are Magnum PI?" Ummm HILARIOUS...not very poltically correct though...

*I could honestly give up my left arm to have some pasta alfredo right now.....and actually be able to eat it. Take the arm, I really don't use it that much.

*Organic test number 2 in a week and 3 days....THE FATE DECIDER......*gulp*

*Love it when I can play connect the dots on my face. So nice of my zits to line up to perfectly create an outline.... OOO look! A bunny!

*Upside of not being able to eat-dropped 6lbs in 2 days....give me one day of eating and I will gain 12 to make up for it.


Monday, October 30, 2006

Pop Tarts Be Damned!....AKA I'm An Idiot

Two days ago I decided to have a little snack on a warm, sweet strawberry pop tart. I opened up the package, popped it into the microwave and started doing something's what I do best- MULTITASK. But anyway, the microwave dinged and I pulled out my snack, eager to appease the bear in my belly. I didn't pay attention to how much time I had punched into the microwave; I just broke a piece off and popped it into my mouth... BAD PLAN. The filling was burning hot and became like tar that sealed to the roof of my mouth. I tried to rinse it with water, but it was too late. The pop tart burned my mouth so badly that it was an instaneous mass of can you say ewww? Yeah, Eww. So now my mouth is all sick and bubbly and I don't get to finish my snack...I am ticked. Fast forward a day (yesterday)....Hey! The bubbles are gone! but so is the skin....Is this better? I think not. No solid foods for me. Bring on the mashed potatoes, jello, applesause, know, sick food. Too bad I don't have the "sick appetite." Liquids don't really fill you up and dang it, it sounds like the bear in my belly invited a couple of buddies over.

Sunday, October 29, 2006


This blog is meant for my family, friends and people who are looking for something different to read... NOT FOR POLITICAL COMMENTARY. There are places to voice your opinions...such as your own blog. I appreciate comments from people who really care about what I am doing. If the only reason you are commenting is to shove your views down everyone else's throats or to draw attention to yourself- SAVE IT. I had commenting open on this blog to allow anyone and everyone to I have changed my settings so as to be able to delete comments that are irrelevant and rude. So thank you, oh rude ones...keep your political agendas off my freakin blog.

Golden Glow


I took this picture earlier in October when I was home for a weekend. The trees were just starting to turn and drop their leaves. I was really excited to see the trees all decked out in reds and oranges, but I got gypped! Where did fall go?? One week, the trees are just starting to turn, and the next, it's snowing. There wasn't much of a color change here this year at all. The only reason I felt like I could give up summer to move on to winter was that I got fall (my favorite season) in between. Dang it, I want a do-over.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Never Too Old For Halloween

Last night (Friday) was the first night of a weekend of partying here at school. Halloween is the excuse for big parties. Kait had to babysit last night but got back here around 9:30ish. We turned up some music and dolled ourselves all up to go out. We decided to do "simple" costumes that we would be comfortable in. We went as a pair: a devil and an angel. Our friends Scott, Matt and Chris took us to one of the lacrosse players' houses. We got there around 11 or so and stayed until 4. It was insane! There were enough people there to have a fun party, but not so many that things were out of control. I think we are going to a barn party tonight, but we are going to switch up the costumes; Kait will go as the angel and I will go as the devil.

Kait and Me... the good, the bad, but no ugly :D


Extreme Close-up!

Kait and I weren't the only ones to dress's actually really popular. The guy in the middle is Joe who lives down the hall. He went as a Mormon for Halloween.

Battle of epic proportions! Couldn't resist this pic...too funny!

Ahhh, I love Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


I went to the gym this morning for the first time in a couple of weeks. I have been super freakin busy and stressed so the gym has been the last thing on my mind. I haven't been sleeping well and I thought maybe working out might help... (that and I am sick of the daily "what-am-I-going-to-wear? No-that-makes-me-look-fat. ew-gross. I-can't-take-this-any-more. Screw-it-I'm-wearing-a-sweatshirt!) So this morning I dragged my sorry butt out of bed at 10 and finally beat the urge to crawl back into bed and made it out the door by 10:45. I got to the gym by 11 and hit it hard. I biked 5 miles, went a mile on the eliptical machine and lifted weights for about 20 minutes. It felt so good to get out and do something; the last couple of weeks I have just felt gross and lazy. I finished my workout in just under an hour and made it back to my dorm by 12. I'm now starting to think I should have eased into things a little more. I woke up this morning with the idea that I was going to kick my butt into shape...but now my butt (and thighs and calves) seem to be retaliating. I was walking to lunch and realized I looked like a bowlegged cowboy...perfect. Tomorrow morning should be a joyful experience.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Cutest Girls In The World

Tonight was the perfect remedy for a crappy week...Girls' Night! We played Disney Scene-it and gabbed; what a blast! Fruity drinks, fun game, and fantastic friends...FaBuLoUs! :D

L-R: Deirdre, Kaitlyn P., Kaitlyn D., Meg, Abby (Meg's lil sis), Me

Aren't we freakin' cute?!?

Thursday, October 19, 2006


I just took a much needed "walk and talk" with Kaitlyn. Life has been kind of a mess for me the last couple of weeks and I finally have come to some realizations:

1) School isn't a piece of cake anymore- I'm gonna have to work my butt off
2) I can't fix someone to make them what I need..... and I shouldn't have to
3) I'm worth the effort
4) Trying to make something work, even though I know it won't, is pointless and eventually leads to pain
5) Boys are idiots

Kaitlyn and I walked and talked for a good hour and a half and she helped me fully cement these thoughts. I need to get my priorities straight and stop worrying about things I can't change. It's a lifesaver to have someone close to bounce ideas and emotions off of and not worry about judgements. Thank God for good friends.

A Morning Must

How do you have a good morning when you have an 8am organic chemistry class, you sleep late because some how you hit the snooze while still asleep, and you end up draggin your butt to class looking like you having showered or slept in a week?

You make it through class, go get a double JavaNilla Mocha and throw on some fast-paced songs like Fergie's "London Bridge" and Nitty's "Nasty Girl" and DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!

Good Morning! It's going to be a beautiful day! :D

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Venting...You Betcha'

Okay, optometry is out. Here is the new plan, I am moving to a remote section of Nebraska to become a farmer's wife and pop out 12 kids.

I am screwing up left and right. I took an exam yesterday in biology. I studied- a lot, and went in to take the exam feeling really confident. I breezed through the exam no problem and felt equally confident when I left. However, I got my grade back today and found out that I got a 64%. OUCH. Coupling that with the 65% I got last week in organic chemistry, I am just blazing through this semester. I am so stressed that I am an emotional basket-case. I find myself wanting to curl up in my bed with the blinds closed, ignoring everyone and crying a little....okay, a lot. Pathetic, I know.....just how I am feeling.

Alright....venting here has helped a little. Don't worry, Mom; I'm not switching my major nor am I getting married and/or pregnant any time soon. And yes, I am going to the gym to pump up my endorphins...okay...that was a lie..... :D TTFN

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty

Bottom of the 9th
+ 2 on base
- 2 outs
+ 1 home run

Friday, October 13, 2006

Home Happenings

Last weekend I went home and I just uploaded and edited all the pictures. Last Saturday was absolutely gorgeous so my family decided to have a bonfire and enjoy the beautiful night.

Here is Michael and I....this is his serious face. He says it adds a real "something" to the picture.

The boy cracks me up...I love this pic!

There we go.... finally got the whole "look at the" thing down.

Aunt Julie, Uncle Kevin, Joyce and Sam joined us later in the evening. Here is Joyce and I...all smiles. :)

Okay...we aren't 21, so these are our pretend drunk faces....Apparently Joyce is a stoner-drunk and I'm the obnoxious, happy drunk. Oh by the way, our "can of beer" is actually Sprite. We're goofballs, but we think we're funny. :D

Snowy October?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Contact Webster's

Frustration [fruh-strey-shuhn] -noun : studying for an organic chemistry exam for DAYS and DAYS and still managing to earn a 65% after the curve.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Daddy's Girl

My Little Girl
Tim McGraw
Gotta hold on easy as I let you go.
Gonna tell you how much I love you, though you think you already know.
I remember I thought you looked like an angel wrapped in pink so soft and warm.
You've had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born.
Beautiful baby from the outside in.
Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again.
Go on, take on this whole world.
But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl.
When you were in trouble that crooked little smile could melt my heart of stone.
Now look at you, I've turned around and you've almost grown.
Sometimes you're asleep I whisper "I Love You!" in the moonlight at your door.
As I walk away, I hear you say, "Daddy Love You More!".
Beautiful baby from the outside in.
Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again.
Go on, take on this whole world.
But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl.
Someday, some boy will come and ask me for your hand.
But I won't say "yes" to him unless I know, he's the halfthat makes you whole, he has a poet's soul, and the heart of a man's man.
I know he'll say that he's in love.
But between you and me.
He won't be good enough!
Beautiful baby from the outside in.
Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again.
Go on, take on this whole world.
But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl.
I listened to this song on the way home this weekend. Made me think of my Daddy...Love you!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Teacherisms #4: Food and Such

Medical Anthropology seems to be a cash crop for teacherisms. Today was another profitable day. We were discussing nutrition and how food means different things in different cultures. During the discussion, our prof. touched on the subject of using food to mean other things and how it can be confusing to people from other cultures.

She explained that fact with this story:
"I was talking to guy and he asked if he could dunk his doughnut in my coffee. I was confused; I didn't know what he meant- I didn't even have any coffee. And then I realized he meant he wanted to have sex with me and then have breakfast the next morning."

Dear was a sea of baffled and slightly horrified looks followed by roars of laughter. I mean, really, what do you say to that?

Then, a little bit later, we were talking about holidays and the significance of foods. She asked, "You don't get big-ass turkeys for Fourth of July, do you? I didn't think so...besides, what would you do? Throw the whole thing on the grill??"

Again, baffled looks and roars of laughter.....At least this class is entertaining.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Home, Hoods and Rubber Boots

This weekend, Kaitlyn and I went to my house. I missed my family and it was about time she got to meet them...we've been friends this long and she didn't really even know them- wrong, I know. Anyway, we just hung out, played some board games and ate some real food...ahhh. Nice and relaxing.
Here we are, sporting the rubber boots and the winter appropriate and darn cute!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Teacherisms #3: That's a Cheery Thought

I have biology every other day and last class, we had our first test. Today, we came to class and our professor told us a little story preceding his talk about our scores.

"On my way into work this morning, there was a beautiful rainbow. It was probably much too early for all of you; you were probably still tucked in bed. But anyway, there was a beautiful raindbow stretched accross the sky....symbolizing hope maybe? I don't know. Shortly there after, a huge black thundercloud rolled in, explaining why you are all soaking wet from the rain. However to me, that black cloud symbolizes a snuffing out of all the hope. Okay on to your tests..."

Oh gee....that makes me feel great...yeah! Bring on that test...all the hope has been snuffed out!!
Apparently he wasn't refering to my test though....I got a 94% :D (Just so you know, there is a huge, gloating smile on my face)

Monday, September 25, 2006

Teacherisms #2...AKA: Can She Say That?

Last Thursday, in my Medical Anthropology class, we were talking about cultural norms and differences between the cultures of developed and developing nations. Our teacher brought up breast feeding and how it is seen as healthy and normal in other cultures, but taboo in our culture. Her next statement caused us to nearly fall out of our chairs: "Why is breast feeding such a no-no in this culture? Oh I know.... they're BOOBIES!!!" Yup...she said "boobies" loudly while making groping gestures with her hands.

College tuition: thousands of dollars
Books for class: hundreds of dollars
Pack of mechanical pencils: 4 dollars
Hearing your Doctorate-certified professor yell "boobies": priceless

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Night With the Girls

It had been FOREVER since all of the Ludington Girls had been together. Diana's boyfriend had been giving her the run-around for a while and they finally broke up. We decided these two facts meant that we needed to meet ASAP...A) to cheer up Di and B) to spend some QT together. We decided to meet at Diana's apartment. Trish and Megan got there first fully prepared for girl time with chocolate moosetracks ice cream. I arrived later due to crappy directions from Map Quest, but that is a different story....dang detours and construction. Anywho, I got there around 5ish armed with girly-quiz magazines meant for preteens (hey, they came with free tatoos! couldn't pass 'em either, you know it) and a jar of Mama's homemade salsa. Diana and her housemate, Laura, supplied the velveta and sour cream in order to make "Mama's Awesome Salsa Dip." We were ready to party! We ate all the ice cream, a bucket full of dip, two bags of chips, ordered three pizzas (which we finished the next morning), a container of frosting and chocolate chip waffles. We played card games, took quizzes, talked about boys and gave ourselves tatoos...all in all, a very productive girl's night!

This is Laura and I....she's an honorary Ludington Girl...such a sweetie!

Di and I look like we're in the ice capades.... AND LIFT!

Meg and I acting like goofballs...what else is new?

Apparently I missed the memo that this was supposed to be a sultry photo....rar!

Ahhh...gotta love these girls! :D

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Spreadin' Some Happiness

As part of my revenge against Kait, I filled her bed with tiny little water balloons (filled with air...don't want to be too mean.) Well, she rounded them all up and put them in a bag as a present for me...thoughtful girl. However, we then had a brilliant idea. We took all of the balloons and put smiley faces on them and taped them around my suitemate's door. We had no reason to do this...but it was fun. :) Megan returned to find her door lined with a bunch of smiles and thought for sure we had messed with her room....nope- just spreadin' a little happiness!

Yeah...we're dorks...but we're cute dorks!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Beyond the Gates of Hell....

This town is such a thriving metropolis of activity I just don't know what a group of college kids could possibly do! Oh, wait...yes I do; GO TO WAL-MART! Woo! I know you are jealous that you can't take sweet trips like mine.

So Friday night rolled around and me and a couple of girls from my floor decided to take a lil' trip to Wal-Mart and peruse the goods...and I definitely don't mean the locals. When entered the store we noticed it was all decked out for Halloween. We were oohing and aahing over the candy...until we saw the gates of hell (a blow-up entryway with a beckoning Grim Reaper). Now, being the adventurous types that we are, we couldn't just pass up a chance to pass through the gates of hell (never would have guessed the entrance to hell was at Wal-Mart...I would have figured it would be at Mejiers on a Saturday, but anyway...) Well, we passed through and what do you know....found more Halloween stuff....even pets!

Kirstie found an adorable kitten that just begged to be held....

And scratched under the chin. I think he likes it!

Deirdre and I found pets too! I found an adorable mouse and she found a feathered friend! Who knew Wal-Mart was the place for pets?

Tragically, our pets had to be left behind due to dorm pet regulations...nothing other than fish. Thankfully, the kitty found a good resting spot before we had even walked away. Those really expensive shirts should keep him warm for a while and I'm sure with a face like that, it won't be long until someone else adopts him.

Sunday, September 17, 2006


For those of you who have never seen the movie Mean Girls, let me fill you in. Over the course of the movie, many ingeneous names are used; names like slut-faced hoebag and fugly slut. Seeing as this is Kaitlyn and my favorite movie, we lovingly call each other these names. The other night I came back to my room after watching a movie elsewhere and found that my room had been sabotaged. I had posters everywhere called me nasty names- on my TV, on my laptop, all over my walls, in my drawers, in the shower, and even in my bed. Well, Kait went home for the weekend and I decided to get a little revenge... I told her not to mess with me.

I filled her room with streamers and balloons displaying offensive names and phrases.

And then the best part of my whole revenge.....BRUTUS THE BIG BROWN SQUIRREL!

I posted the pictures on facebook last night thinking she wouldn't see them...I was wrong. I had a voicemail last night, "you slut-faced hoebag skank.... IT'S ON!" We'll see about that.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Helena, Sheila, Barbie, Sally and Phenomena....

Well, tonight was quite the night. The Kaitlyns and I sat down to watch Mean Girls together...a little bonding time and some escape.....and we decided to color to fully reach our zen states. So I grabbed a box of crayons and the coloring book I keep stashed in my desk and we got to work. However, we don't just stay inside the lines, pick pretty colors, make 'em look nice...oh no. We pick pictures, color outside the lines and skank 'em up a bit. Of course, after all that hard work, we couldn't just leave them sit where no one would see guessed it...we posted them :).

Here we are proudly displaying our handywork- but if anyone asks, it wasn't us.....

My creation number one: Helena The Hooker Hog.....notice the cleavage and sexy Virgina Slim Cigarette...yummy

My creation number two: Sheila The Slutty Sheep...notice the under-boob escapage and the skank tat....

Kaitlyn D's first creation: Barbie The Bootycall Bunny....notice the tight, SHORT leather dress and really comfortable looking heels.....

Kaitlyn D's second creation: Sally The Abused Skank first Kait tried putting purple eyeshadow on Sally, but there was an accident....we are now blaming Sally's black eye on Brutus The Big Brown Squirrel. Also notice the fishnets and working-woman pumps....gotta sell those flowers, baby!

And last but not least, Kaitlyn P's creation: Phat Phenomena....notice the "boob squishing, fat mooshing" corset and Fullet (female mullet)....mmm.mmm.

So there you have it; crayons and coloring books aren't just for kids.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


This fall we created a co-ed team of kids from my floor to play volleyball. Kaitlyn, Megan, Derek, Stephen and I have banded together to become....(drum roll, please) THE FLAMIN' FLAMINGOS! We proudly sport pink shirts with flamingos and sparkly, hot pink puffy paint....RAR! Feel the intimidation!

Last night was our first game and the first time we wore our shirts...of course we photograhed the occasion!

The team....(Back L-R: Stephen, Derek, Me, Kait Front: Meg)

This is our strategy....distract the other team and...DOMINATE!

Rockin' the sparkly, pink puffy paint!


Our game was at 9pm and took about an hour. We played two games and won both. Wahoo! Looks like it is going to be a good season!