Tuesday, December 11, 2007
We all sat down and I sketched out some designs. We decided on a martini theme... yes, we know it's a beer pong table, but it's our table and we will make it as girlie as we choose. Kait and I picked up the supplies and I got down to work sketching and painting. IT LOOKS SO CUTE! We added the coats of sealant to make it water proof and are getting around to putting 2x4's around the edges to stop spills...."getting around to" because we have to find someone with a saw and a powerdrill.
The table....it's a sheet of plywood that goes on top of our dining room table. When we are done, we can just slide it behind the couch...Viola!
Stacked up olives...where the cups go
Close up of the martini
Tonight, Kait and I are finished with exams and are going to make Chirstmas cookies. After the baking festivities are over, D and Kp are going to join us to break in the table. We figured it would be best to bake before, rather than after....safety first.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Kait is so good, she doesn't even have to watch the screen...and D, well, D is a rock star.
Saturday: Deirdre, Kait and I got up and got around to go to Grand Valley. Chris left around 11:30am and so did we. We went to Kait's house for lunch with her parents and so she could grab some stuff for school. Then we jumped back in the car and head to GV for football tailgating/working in the Alumni tent. We got there at 2pm and worked until 7pm, when the game started. The tailgating for Ferris was sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings and was a major hit! We helped clean up and then headed into the game....what a joke! We left at the end of the first quarter...the score was 28-0, GV. We decided it would be best to just pack up and go so we would have more time to transform ourselves into Mean Girls. :)
Kait, D, and I at the Alumni Tent....BRR!
It's a buffalo...check out his sweet shoes! He only tripped like 8 times...that we saw.
We got back to the apartment at about 9pm and it was a mad free-for-all of primping. We managed to get ourselves all dolled up and ready to go by about 10:15 or so and were ready to do photos. Derek, D's boyfriend, came over to take pictures and became our chauffer for the night.Mean Girls! Just like the movie....sort of :)
I <3 my roomies!
The first party we went to was at our friends' apartment about 5 minutes away from ours, and it was....something. We obviously got there after it had been going for a while, and people were getting pretty obnoxious. We stayed for about an hour, but.....too many creepers plus too much alcohol= time to leave. We had to track down Kait because she had gone to a neighbor's for a different party, but after we found her, we all piled back into the car and headed to D's friends' house downtown. This party was a little slow and we didn't know very many people so we decided to leave and hit the bar.
It was costume night at the bar, always a good time. We immediately headed out to the dance floor and get our groove on. We saw a ton of people we knew, and they loved our costumes. However, things started to get ugly really fast... D ended up having a little too much to drink and getting in a fight with Derek. We didn't know the details, but we could tell something was up. Kait, KP and I all decided that it was time for us to head back, and when we found Derek and D again, she was crying and he was taking her home. Can you say, awkward car ride?
All-in-all, I would say the evening was a pretty good time. We had a blast getting ready together, but the parties/bar weren't quite up to our expectations. It's hard to not feel a little awkward at parties when you don't drink very much and everyone else is basically wasted. However, it's not as bad when you are in a group with those similar to you. There was a bit too much drama toward the end of the night for my liking, but overall, a good time. :)
Now, back to drudgeries....laundry and homework. Hope the week goes by quickly......REALLY looking forward to the coming weekend!
Friday, October 26, 2007
In other, less school related, areas of my life, IT'S HALLOWEEN WEEKEND!!! My favorite time of the year :D. This weekend is going to be a blast! Chris is coming to stay with me tonight and we are planning on hitting a costume party with my roomates. Tomorrow, Deirdre, Kait and I are headed to Grand Valley to tailgate/help in the alumni tent for the football game versus our school. We are planning on leaving at about half time and heading back here to get ready. Then it is out to another costume party at a friend's place. We are so excited.....we are going as "the plastics" from the movie Mean Girls. I am Regina so I will have a long blonde wig; it looks really classy, ahem white trash, with my black eyebrows. It's hilarious...I will post pics next week. : )
Some exciting news, at least I think so: I have a date next weekend! I should probably throw in at this point that Owen and I broke up a while back....he treated me like and obligation and an embarassment so I finally told him that I couldn't take it anymore. It was instant relief....like a ton of bricks removed from my chest....sometimes I wonder why I stay with things for so long when they are obviously so bad for me. Anywho....back to the happy news....Mom set me up on a date. Yup, sounds funny, but he is soooooo great. We have been talking for the last week or so for about an hour every night, and we have a ton in common; he is super easy to talk to. He is a new teacher at the school, just graduated from Central, and just bought a house in the area. He is super sweet and I can't wait for next weekend! He is coming out to the house and bringing his dog so we can take our pups for a walk, go quadding, have a bonfire, etc. OOO! If you can't tell, I'm excited. :D :D :D
So now you have two things to look forward to.....pics of halloween and juicy tidbits about my date.....I know you are excited ;)
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
2lbs fresh basil- finely chopped
2 small cloves of garlic- finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 box bowtie pasta
Cook pasta and set aside, covered so it will stay warm. Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Place tomatoes and garlic in pan, cooking until tomatoes are warmed and cooked through. Add in basil and allow to cook for 5 mintues, stirring often. Remove from heat and pour directly over pasta. Cover with 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese and serve.
Oh and as a side note...you might want to wear gloves. I can't get the garlic smell off my hands. I feel like that Eclipse gum commercial where the guy is in a giant onion suit....exccept I'm in a giant clove suit, stinking up the room. Bah....pass the gum.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Fungus: Dead (shriveled up and died...might pluck it out and fry it in a lovely garlic, cream sauce.)
Fish: Alive (and kickin'! Still attacking his reflection. Maybe I should change his water...it's been a few days, er...ahem weeks.)
My brain: Jury still out. (Orgo exam week ago last friday...bombed it. Genetics test last Wednesday...rocked it. Microbiology exam tomorrow....iffy. I think I may have contracted a prion, which, by definition is an animal virus that causes spongiform encephalopathies. Yup, good ol' sponge brain.....That one better be on the exam.)
Back to the books. *sigh*
Monday, September 17, 2007
Yup, look closer folks.....
It's fungus. Somehow, a 'shroom has sprouted right smack dab in the front of my plant dish. Don't ask me where it came from....that dirt is as dry as the desert. It's kinda ugly, but I'm thinking it may be the only thing I can keep alive....maybe I will just rip out the plants after they finally bite the dust and grow a fungus bowl. That would be lovely, don'tcha think?
Oh, and speaking of keeping things alive.....fishy number three.......is still alive. Shocking, I know....resiliant little bugger.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
I think the smaller fish beat him to death...I found the little one poking the floating dead one around the tank and swimming around like he was the boss.
Hmm...maybe I'm not meant to own a fish. Gerbil, perhaps?
Monday, September 03, 2007
Comfiest couch.....evah...and we will also be getting a recliner in hunter green from kaitlyn's family and it will go at an angle next to the end table closest to the front of this picture (near the front door)
I started my job on thursday as a stockroom assistant for the chemistry labs. I love love love it! It is so much fun, and my boss is super nice. I wash glassware, organize the stockroom and hand out items students need for experiments. It's only three hours a week, but my boss is trying to get me more hours. :)
Owen came to visit me on Saturday...I missed him...quite a bit actually. Something with him is different...and in a good way. It always seemed that before, he had a wall up. I always felt that he was holding part of himself back, but now, that seems to have completely changed. I think he was waiting to see how things would go when school started....to be honest, I was too. I think being apart is good for us; I miss him a lot, but it allows us to get all our school stuff done without too much distraction. We'll see how it goes, but so far, so good. :)
I bought a new fish to replace my other one...two actually- two minature black goldfish. I still feel guilty though. :/
Mmmk...that's all the news for now. I tried really hard to get all my homework done on Friday, but I didn't exactly succeed....I probably should get on that. ;)
Monday, August 27, 2007
My fish is dead. I killed him.
My fish made all kinds of noise; he would go to the top of the water and blow bubbles...blurp blurp blurp....and the go to the bottom and move the glass stones in his tank....tink tink tink....so loud he would wake me up, if I was lucky enough to fall asleep in the first place. Last night he was so loud, I took him to the kitchen. This morning I talked to Mom and she said I should just flush him...okay, sounds easy enough. Well, I told the girls what I was going to do, and they flipped...."Don't flush a live fish! I don't want him swimming in our toilet!" Yeah, yeah, yeah, alright....and besides, he was looking at me like he knew what was coming.
So, to fix the live-fish-in-toilet problem, we decide to kill the fish in the bowl first and then flush him. Deirdre suggested soap; a quick swallow or two and he would be dead. We saw no problem with this logic so she added a big squirt.....yup, we soaped him. Did he die? NO....in fact, he seizured a couple time and then started bleeding from his gills. We are all screaming..."Oh God! I killed him! Wait, he's bleeding.....AHHHH make him go away!! DIE...Why won't you DIE?!?" We could take it anymore and so I took him to the bathroom. The little bugger sat directly in the middle of his tank, staring at me, and feebly opening and closing his mouth. Greeeaaat....that sight is going to haunt me for a while. I finally tipped his bowl into the toilet and sent him swirling to his final fishy resting place. He's gone, but I still feel guilty....I'm a fish killer....a big soap-squirting, fish killer. :(
Sunday, August 26, 2007
9-10am: Organic Lecture
1:30-2:45pm: Microbiology Lab
9-10am: Organic Lecture
12-3pm: Organic Lab
3-4pm: Microbiology Lecture
9-10am: Organic Lecture
1:30-2:45pm: Microbiology Lab
3-4: Microbiology Lecture
9-10am: Organic Lecture
Friday, August 24, 2007
Kaitlyn and I are sharing the downstairs bathroom. It is done in black, white and yellow and is plain, but cute and very functional.
The wall to the right inside the door....
The wall across from the door (same wall as looking in).....
The wall to the left of the door....The wall the door is on (looking into my closet)......
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Admit it....we're sweet....we know :).
Friday, August 10, 2007
I have already been fingerprinted. Yup, by the state police. Why again, then you ask? Well, because the police were being very organized and lost them. Four weeks after the fact, I call looking for my results, and they can't find them anywhere....no record of any kind. "Um, are you sure you had them done?" Well, I might have imagined the burly little cop waddling down the hall in front of me and trying unsuccessfully to make convo, but no, I have a receipt stating that I payed you $65 dollars to jerk me around, thanks. Well, not only did they lose my prints, they also decided that they no longer are doing printing....too hard to keep track of, maybe? Right, anyway, so they sent me a check refunding my money and sent me to the idiots I encountered today.
After 2 hours of run-around, I said screw it. This is technically my employer's responsiblity. She has to have the information for the state, and if she can't find the form or figure out what she needs to do, that's not my problem. She wants this information so she won't be fined by the state, yet I am paying the money to have it done.....she can at least find the correct freakin' form.
Ok....rant done and blood pressure slowly returning to normal. Thank you for your patience. Now, happier things....
Mom and Dad went out of town the other day (this is not the happier thing, just the start to the story). Michael and I decided to fight boredom together and go get coffee downtown. We took my laptop and fiddled for an hour, and then decided to go play with my camera for a while. *side note....does anyone else feel touristy carrying a camera around downtown? I sure do. But we aren't just snapping photos of those nice statues-we like to defile them with slightly dirty acts... anywho, moving on* We took a bunch around by the Tridge and at Emerson Park...'twas good fun :).
Later, we headed home and made chicken alfredo and cherry cheesecake for din-din....mmm tasty. Nothing beats boredom like a little quality sibling-time :D.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
This is me and Owen after the fall....no, I don't look very happy, cuz well, I'm not....No major injuries, besides my ego. If you look closely, you can see the sand in my hair....lovely.
All the girls I am living with this year, the girl I lived with last year and I got together at Kait's cottage for a girls' weekend. We learned to waterski, went tubing and soaked up some sun. It was a blast, and the sunburn/peeling has finally subsided. ;)
L to R: Kait D, Megan, Kait P, Deirdre, Me
Me learning to ski.....on the short rope.....
Ok, well that about covers it....don't worry, once I get back to school, posts will be more frequent. Only 19 more days......WAHOO!!!!! :D :D :D