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 along...at 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 else...it'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 blisters....um 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, soup....you 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 comment...now 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 up...it'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 camera...smile" 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 Night...in 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 god....it 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 coats....weather appropriate and darn cute!