February 21, 2009

busy busy busy? not really.

I feel like I've been busy lately, but really I think it's just that my head's been out of it. I haven't actually been that busy in the long run. So here's a brief list of stuff I've been up to:

Recovering from sickness: I was sick. I am no longer sick. Well, I have a lingering, dying cough and a bit of a runny nose. It's on the way out, but last week was pretty ridiculous. I think I picked it up while standing outside for the Daily Show last Tuesday (more on that later), but Friday was pretty much lay-on-the-couch day. I went up to the school to put away peapod groceries and was dragging ass the whole way. Anyway, I'm better now.

Went to The Daily Show taping: Fulfilled a long-held dream of mine to go to a Daily Show taping. Went last Tuesday as a late birthday present to myself with a couple of friends and really enjoyed it. Jon Stewart and I had a connection... I can tell. There was a period where he intently locked eyes with myself, or perhaps he was just staring off into space, because we were sitting directly in front of his desk. Time will tell. Here's the show we went to go see.

Ruined my laptop with coffee and ended up getting a new one: Spilled my travel mug of coffee alllllll over my old laptop at the coffee shop on Saturday morning while working on the murder mystery community dinner. It was pretty much shot and I knew that, after having several friends who had spilled liquids on their laptops. Anything I could have done to save it I would have had to do right away, and I didn't realize it. Anyway, I was able to turn this frown upside down because I now have a Mac! I love it and all of the operational quirks were way easy to pick up. The guy at the Apple Store was talking to me like an idiot, showing me how to use the internet and email program as if I've never used them before... I couldn't tell if it was because I was a lady or a first-time Mac buyer. He made some comment to Jake and Tim about how they could help me load Office onto my computer, and Jake said, "Well, she probably knows more about this than either of us." Damn straight, old guy at the Apple Store.

Applying for jobs: I've found a couple more jobs I'm applying for in Minneapolis - two with Americorps that help with literacy or college applications and one with as a religious community organizer working with congregations around social justice issues. I'm pretty excited about the last one... I think I'd be good at it and it seems like an organization that would push me to do my best. I'm also getting really excited about the possibility of moving back to the Twin Cities, even with all of the cold and snow. I won't lie; I kind of like the milder climate here, but I'm ready to settle down and live somewhere for awhile. My friend calls it an experiment in putting down roots, and I tend to agree with him.

Returning to MPLS/GRB: I'm looking foward to my spring break and heading back Midwest-side for a week and a half or so. I'm flying into Minneapolis for a few days to hopefully interview for jobs... if not, just see friends and Kari. We're also running a 5k that weekend I'm back, so huzzah for that.

Running: I took a break from running because of the sickness, but I'm back and trying to up my distances for my runs. Right now I'm hovering between 2 miles and 3 miles on a regular basis, so I'd like to make the longer distance more regularly. Some days it's a pain trying to find time to go, and I generally don't like going in the morning because I don't feel like my breakfast provides enough energy for that. Usually I like going in the mid afternoon... it's a good time for me. Plus then I can shower after that, and don't have to get up earlier to shower.

Ok. That is all. Goodbye.

February 13, 2009

iTunes and Me

What does your music library say about you?

1. Put Your iTunes on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write down the name of the song no matter how silly it sounds!
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.

What do your friends think of you?
"Wanting Memories," Sweet Honey in the Rock

If someone says, “Is this okay?” You say?
"Silencer," Me Without You
[pretty appropriate, I think]

How would you describe yourself?
"Anyway," O.A.R.

What do you like in a guy?
"Swimmin' in the Sea," Gaelic Storm
[Too bad it's not "What's the Rumpus"]

How do you feel today?
"Banana Pancakes," Jack Johnson

What is your life’s purpose?
"Meant to Live," Switchfoot
[boo Switchfoot, yay song meaning]

What is your motto?
"Something," Beatles

What do you think about very often?
"Are You Experienced?" Jimi Hendrix
[Considering I'm applying for jobs I'm not completely experienced for, it's accurate]

What do you think of your best friend?
"Chili Dog," James Taylor

What do you think of the person you like?
"Winter Wonderland," Kate Havnevik

What is your life story?
"Car," Brand New covering Built to Spill

What do you want to be when you grow up?
"Helter Skelter," Beatles

What do you think of when you see the person you like/love?
"I am the Walrus," Beatles
[koo koo kazoo]

What will you dance to at your wedding?
"Fuck You, I'm Drunk," Dropkick Murphys
[amazingly appropriate]

What will they play at your funeral?
"Accidentally in Love," Counting Crows
[also amazingly appropriate]

What is your hobby/interest?
"In the Mood," Glen Miller Orchestra
[iTunes, you are right on tonight]

What is your biggest fear?
"Undone (Sweater Song)," Weezer

What is your biggest secret?
"Cigarette," Berken

What do you think of your friends?
"Hush," Deep Purple

What will you post this as?
"Gimme Shelter," The Rolling Stones

Love, me.

February 11, 2009

Let's discuss

The length of my hair - let's discuss. Grow it out or cut it short?

Cut it short:
I look good with short hair
It's easy to take care of
I only have to use shampoo in the shower
Will be nice to have in the upcoming summer
Quick to blow dry
Anything past my shoulders bugs the crap out of me

Grow it out:
I like putting it in two buns, ala Princess Leia
I could be Princess Leia for Halloween

I just really want to be like Princess Leia; I won't lie. I can fit my hair in two short pigtails/buns now, but I'm getting it cut before Nat's wedding. It's driving me crazy right now and the only thing going for the length is the Princess Leia-factor.

February 8, 2009


Goooood birthday weekend.

Some highlights:
-ran 3 miles nonstop Thursday (most ever)
-birthday cupcakes from Tessa
-good birthday celebration after the hockey game (which was sold out so I didn't get to go... boo)
-went to the Dartmouth game on Saturday where we won 3-1 and both figuratively and literally beat the crap out of them

Visual highlights:
My birthday cake - self baked and decorated. I think it looks awesome, but I have to say someone else drew on the tongue and nose. I just had a plain smiley face.


Tim and I!

Amir attack!

Erik and I.

Rachel, looking adorable.

Ryan, classy as always.

Marshall's birthday present to me. If you can read the writing, it says, "Happy Birthday, Ass."

February 3, 2009


Things I'm looking forward to doing post-graduation:

pay off student loans
make enough money to pay off my student loans
read for fun
have a church home
grocery shop on a regular basis
live with Kari
set my coffee maker to make coffee automatically in the morning, put it in my travel mug and ride my bike to work

Is that sad? (except the Kari part)