Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
today my dad, brennan, and i continued our 19 (15 with all of us) tradition of christmas eve shopping. every year, we go out and get my mom's presents and brennan and i both get to pick an early present. i'm sure it started as my dad going last minute, but i really love our little tradition.
here are some highlights from today's trip, because it was crankier than most.
- brennan and i buying my dad's present in cvs and him thinking it was "ass wipes"
- brennan buying the worst gummies ever and ending up throwing them at my dad's car from across the wal mart parking lot.
- my dad asking brennan to get me a "super buffet" or "matress warehouse" gift card and brennan going into both places to ask if they did gift cards then walking right out.
- telling the boys that jayda thinks hall & oates are nerdy. brennan getting offended. my dad explaining what nerd means. ("in my day, a nerd was someone who farted in the bathtub and ate the bubbles")
- my dad using the word "unfurl" to tell my brother to unfold a poster. brennan making fun of him. 20 minutes later my dad gets mad at brennan and this conversation occured:
dad- i'm about to unfurl something
brennan- if you fart, i'm outta here
- trying to pick out a new santa for my mom's collection, each involving an animal. calling her to say, "ok mom, a donkey, an elephant, a sheep, and a squirrel walk into a bar. which one do you sit beside?". she hung up on us. we chose the santa riding a donkey. it's nicer than it sounds.
i love my boys.
merry christmas, everyone.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
one is silver and the other sucks.
while in the tech center attempting to finish my paper, i took a lil picnik detour and make this fancy little seasonal header. want to hear a funny story about poinsettias?
this summer, my dad's friend was over and he ripped my dad's favorite golf shirt. (as in right off of my dad's back.) so the next time my dad went over to his friend's house, he was handed a shirt. this shirt was bright orange with plants all over it. the plants were green. my dad looked at the shirt and thought that the shirt was covered with poinsettias and that the makers of the shirt had just made them green to go against the bright orange/red shirt. he wore this shirt every time he went golfing this summer. the shirt is in fact covered with pot leaves.
time to work.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
But I swear I had every intention to revise my youth cultures paper, until I realized that not a single on of my bitch professor's comments were in any way helpful. She seriously sucks, I've never written more terrible things on a teacher evaluation. I have to have a conference with her tomorrow, so that should be fun. I hate this paper, so much. It's going to take over my life the next two nights.
Fun weekend, though.
Stayed in and watched endless movies on Friday night. Laughed hysterically at Jacob Black.
Layed around all day Saturday, then went to the Broad Street Line A'Capella concert. Then Ron's, which was a lot of fun.
Layed around all day today, except for eating food. And coming to the tech center.
Only three more days of classes! New York on Friday! Winter break next Thursday!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
So today I went antiquing with Jayda. Success!
1. Jayda's birthday present, "Dirty Old Men Need Love Too"
2. Retro owl candle. Glorious.
3. 2 shot glasses: PENNSYLVANIA KEYSTONE STATE and MAINE with a picture of a lobster. Maine:Lobster.
4. A glorious green mug. The picture doesn't do it justice.
I also picked up another owl figurine, a Hall and Oates 40 for Mary Penxa, and a bicentennial glass.
I have never really been "antiquing" per se, but it was wonderful.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I held off on posting the Obama figurine, but we all know I want that. But seriously, lately I've been so excited to have my own apartment next year; I'm so excited to decorate it.
Also, Jim: Urban Outifitters has an extensive collection of owl decorative gear. We should take advantage of that. TU! U KNOW!
Monday, June 29, 2009
i'm not interested in it and i'm don't wanna hear about it. just live your life and be happy; don't dissect every piece of it. the universe doesn't plan out everything for us and everything is real. try telling someone who is terminally ill that their disease is all a figment of their imagination. no, my dear friend, my parents got a call from their best friend last night. his mother has had cancer for years now, and now she is nearing the end. she has distanced herself from her family and has become unverbal, but one thing that i'm sure she has never once thought is "this ain't real, ya'lllll." birth. life. death. they are not processes that we made up in our minds. they are not figments of our imagination. every person goes through them because it is natural. it is science. it is proven. do not live your life based around some dude who wrote a book and decided to preach their own ideals. form your own. be original, because in my mind, if your philosophy is to live by no philosopy, you're much better off in the long run. happiness is that easy to achieve, i promise. you just need to believe in it. ok, rant over.
on to my new favorite thing:
my back scratcher. yes, one of those hands on a stick. after a bad sunburn, it's all i need? why? because my itchy back is real and i don't want it to be, so i fix it. with a back scratcher aka a gift from the gods. mine is blue and i dug it up from underneath a pile of shoes last night, but let me tell you the dust was all worth it. it hasn't left my side. BFF.
i'm also very much into water right now. and plain white tees. as in the shirt, not the band. i'm very into my temple flip flops. i want to wear them for the rest of my life. i'm also into perezhilton.com. and the gosselin's gossip. yeah, i'm that girl. finally, i love the city of pittsburgh. it's just cool.
my birthday is on wednesday. i love birthdays. my mom got me a bunch of stuff at ikea! chicka chicka yeah! oh, and jimmy, i have some ideas for decorating our apartment, GET AT ME.
Monday, June 8, 2009
There it is, in all its glory. One of my favorite toys from when I was younger. Brennan and I would have timed competitions to see who could put it back together the fastest.
Unfortunately, the Vermont/New Hampshire piece has since gone missing. Christine!
This little baby, while illegible, says Harrisburg. Home sweet home.
And for an extra dose of cheesy, I decided to connect us all!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday night I went to a Wingin' It (my high school's improv comedy troupe) show and it was hilarious. Then a group of us went back to Tyler's and watched Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas which is trippy and weird and I fell asleep. Then we all went to the diner which is always excellent.
Saturday I worked and then we to Stevie's 16th birthday party! I'm GLAD I STAYED...some people had a problem with doing that. But anyways, we swam and ate delicious food and played Banana Grams and told embarrasing stories and read Jayda's 9th grade writings aloud. Then we headed to Tyler's to watch the Pens game, but it was a bust so we ended up on Dickinson's campus. Lame people ruined my mood so I went to my friend Nate's house for a fire with Mikey and Lick Nello. It was nice to hang out with a whole group of college people (except the two people I rolled up with) and just talk about stories from school and compare experiences and what not.
Today I worked again and then we out to Jayda's to swim again. Stevie and I did a mud mask, which I do not recommend cause it sucked. But then we headed to Thornwald for a show in the woods and learned how to play the spoons, which turned out to be a lot of fun. Then Jayda, Stevie and I went to Panera, returned to the bug infested woods, and then attemped to visit Nick at work, which didn't work so we took a drive through the country and blasted music and sang along and talked about how much we had loved the day. We came back to my house and played Apples 2 Apples and talked to my parents and played with my United States puzzle.
All in all, it was a fabulous weekend. And I like a boy.
Wasn't it nice to have a positive post from me? And how about that ending! Wow. I really know how to end things with a bang!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Even if I'm with my friends every night, we always do the same things. I'm sick of the routine. I'm sick of the funk that my friends upholding their "images" has put me in. I want something fun to happen. I want something new and exciting to happen here. I love Carlisle, I really do, but you do get stuck in a small town routine and while it was nice for awhile, it's starting to wear on me after being at college for a year. In a big city. With culture and diversity and an endless supply of fun and exciting things to do. I'm starting to crave the fast-pace lifestyle again, but all it would take for that to subside would be a change here. I just need something new. But anymore, it seems like that won't come without a complete evolution from the things of now. I think what I need is to get out of Carlisle, for even an afternoon, and just see something new. Smell different smells. Hear different sounds. Meet new people. Just spend my time doing something that I've never done before, or even don't do very often. If anyone has any ideas of exciting things to do, that would be great because I have the motivation, I just need the means.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Home has been better than expected, but there have still been moments of awkwardness. I don't feel as close to everyone, which is depressing but understandable and I have accepted it- I am torn between two worlds so there will be uncertainty in between.
I was watching P.S. I Love You the other day (yeah, i like it) and discovered the amazing soundtrack, but more importantly the song "If I Ever Leave This World Alive" by Flogging Molly. It's absolutely beautiful, both musically and lyrically. It's my recent feelings put to music. (PROPS 2 THE IRISH.) Listen to it.
But summer update? Sure.
Suburbia has been good to me. Being in Carlisle makes me so happy and I feel like myself while I'm walking down the tired streets. Hanging out on Dickinson's campus and sitting in the red chairs feels like home, but I do get jealous of the high grass level. C'mon, TU. (Dickinson does not have a secret garden, though.)
Summer been a series of random hanging out in different basements and working and driving in the country but not country drives. It's been nice spending time with my family and friends and the changes that have happened over the past year are not enough to make me not enjoy myself. My friends are good people and no matter how close we may or not be we do have fun, even if we can't always agree how to spend our time.
Tomorrow is Sally's party, which I am very much looking forward to. It'll be nice to party at home with a group of people in which I feel comfortable with each and every one of them.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
that is what i would say to the end of my freshman year if the end of my freshman year was ever personified.
i am a mixed bag of emotions, but one thing that i am sure of is that i feel completely different than i expected at the beginning of the year. i really love temple now. i love my friends here, they are great people. to be honest, i probably feel more like myself with them at this point than i will when i go home and see the majority of the people there. i just feel comfortable here, and having just now gotten to that point makes it hard to leave that.
i of course want to see my family; i miss them so much. jayda saw my dad and brennan at the grocery store yesterday and i got really jealous. i want to see my dad and my brother! i can't wait for my mom and dad to come pick me up next wednesday. 5 days away. INSANE.
but still, moving out means that deedee is no longer my roommate. (but it does mean that jimmy officially is!) i'm going to miss dee so much. she is someone that i would never have been friends with under regular circumstances, but i am so glad we were put together. S214 has seen its ups and downs with roommates, but dee and i have stuck it out and it shows. i am so glad that everything worked out, because i really do love that girl. it's going to be a big adjustment to not have her to come back and bitch to right when i get back from class. jimmy better be ready ;)
going home for the summer was something that i have been excited for since winter break, until about 4 weeks ago. i went home for easter and things were remarkably different. a bad different and it was really hard to be there. granted, jayda wasn't there, which always makes things easier for me, but i kept feeling like i should still be close with every single person i was with. but i didn't. this was around the time that i started to feel a lot closer to people here, which could have something to do with it, but i also think that as a group, my home friends are just growing apart. i am a traditionalist, in every sense of the word, and for me it was really hard to accept. fortunately, i have done so at this point, but it took a lot of time and jayda's convincing. A. LOT.
another peice of the home puzzle is the fact that shawn and i are pretty much no longer, although i don't really regret it that much. we weren't meant to be friends for the long run, and if the reason that he's mad at me is because i got close with people here and he didn't, then it becomes a touchy situation. in retrospect, i should've put more effort into it, but if i put as much in as i did the first semester, i would be with no friends next year when he isn't here anymore. this summer is going to be shawn and i's final test, and while i hope we pass it, i am not very optimistic. but who knows what will happen when we're forced to get through our awkwardness for the sake of our shared group of friends.
on top of all that is my hectic beyond belief finals and moving out schedule, which i have pretty much accepted, although it sucks. hard. but i'll get through it and then i'll go home, which despite all of my mixed feelings will definitely be relaxing for a very long time. i am excited that i will get to see jayda and sally all of the time, and i plan to hang out with todd a lot more this summer. i also plan to be in harrisburg with caitlin and jimmy every now and then, and hopefully even take some roadtrips with them to see everyone else from the temple gang. we'll see how everything goes. i'm so excited for the summer, but i will miss the city and temple and my friends.
while listening to music that shall remain undisclosed, i got really excited for summer in carlisle. driving on summer nights, to be specific. i love summer nights. they are one thing that just wouldn't be the same in the city.
ok, i am excited to go home. very excited. but things will be different. that's what the above rant is about.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
last thursday night was ridiculous, just sitting in 324 with people being psuedo-drunk/high/dead and making jokes about stupid things and playing impromptu games of "which way are you going/which way am i going" with juan fernandez, hot foreign basketball superstar.
last weekend was a nice mix of partying, drinking, and laying around in the beautiful weather. it was keiran's birthday, so we celebrated in style by playing the arrested development drinking game, which is a fun way to become inebriated. i recommend it.
this week has been stressful, especially today. it may have been spring fling, but my professors decided that they wanted to kill me with work and tests and assigning things. f you, profs. f you. it's crazy how busy i'm going to be with work starting next week. ugh. it's definitely starting to feel like the end of the semester. and you know what also sucks? jayda coons going home TOMORROW. actually, in about 10 hours and I don't get to go home for like 3 weeks. CRAZY. and dumb. crazy dumb.
show at la salle, frisbee at princeton, and dinner at julie's this weekend! plus, it's going to be 85 degrees on Saturday. frick yes! sun(burn), cars, roadtrips, homemade food!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
i am positive that central pennsylvania is all powerful- it can cure many things. such as cravings for terrible food (diners), homesickness (home), etc. while things are changing, it is still awesome to see people who you feel comfortable with all the time. it's nice to have no inhibitions about anything. it's easier to just be, which is always a comforting feeling. a divide is definitely forming within my group, but for the time being we're trying to resist it, and while we won't be able to next year, we're all trying to hold on to the same thing, which ultimately brings us together in the end. one thing that would have made this weekend better is if jayda had come home. i miss that bitch.
so, run down of events? sure.
friday i came home and ate pizza with my family, then drove to zoe's house to hang out and play with her big fat dog and eat all of the food in her cabinets. we made our way into town and zoe and i split off from the group and went to hang out in todd's basement, which is one of my favorite places to be. left todd's and ended up in the wal mart parking lot (so 717...) and made our way to the quarry, which wasn't opened, so we hung out on the porch. attempted to comingle with some dickinson kids, but that was a fail so we just sat on the red chairs on campus and talked and then made our way to the diner- the perfect ending to a 717 night if you ask me.
saturday i spent the entire day with my family, which was relaxing and nice. we cleaned out the garage, which wasn't terrible even though it sounds like it. then we played our "guess the song" game (i won) and we played some poker, kinda sorta. brennan started singing "poker face" in and english accent, which easily became my new favorite thing in the entire world. i went to target with b, which of course i loved. because i love target. who doesn't? if you don't, you're an asshole. (jim, i think we should get our dishes and other such things for the apartment at target. y/n?). met up with people at sarah's and hung out in her basement. i love basements, i have come to realize. they're so nice when they're not in a frat house. after sarahs, we ended up at the diner again. saw a lot of people there that we had seen there the night before, which is one of my favorite things about Carlisle. ate bad food and talked about things for awhile and i ruined the end of crime and punishment for my senior friends, but then the conversation turned philosophical which is always the cue to break things off. never a good idea with my friends. after we hugged, said bye, kissed each others heads, went our seperate ways, i drove around Carlisle and just blasted music and called jayda. beautiful night in the suburbs.
going to my aunt's house then back to temple tomorrow! i'm excited this time! yay!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Since coming to college, I have learned a lot about myself and have never really vocalized them to anyone besides Jayda. I don't have too many layers to myself, but it will be nice to write about things, felings and other random shit.
So, I have a blog now! Huzzah!