Tuesday, February 15, 2005

So, with it being 68 degrees today, and I got to start my day waking up without my alarm clock, I thought I would share a little positive feedback of this mornings glory.

I got up after 9am, doesn't mean I actually slept that long, just got up. Kettia got a new toilet seat, cause ours was broken. No more pinching of the butt when we sit down to use it!!!!!!!
The sun was shining and I figured since I had my quiz for Lit written by 10:30, I would venture my .4 mile walk to school in the beautiful weather. I get outside to be greeted by the meter man and two girls being trained, I guess I could always fall back on that if my $60,000 education gets me nowhere, and chatted a bit with them and the neighbors. Not crazy, our "landlady", but Donna, the sane one.

I enjoyed my walk to school and got greeted by my best friend Lauren, who I happened to bump into at the most lovely of moments. What a start to my day.

I hope that you all enjoy the weather wherever you are. I have a test today, one class, and work, so the day will only go on.

Maybe it all worked out so well since i started my evening last night with 3 panic attacks and ended it with Mcdonald's. That must be it, time with Lauren and McDonald's. Always a good way to end anyone's day for hope for a bright tomorrow.

Monday, February 14, 2005

It is 74 degrees today and Thank God for that! I hate Valentine's. Always have. Not because I amnot with anyone, but because it is a stupid holiday were some people really want to love someone, and others try to pretend to love people they would usually dislike, or HATE on a normal non-hallmark loving day. Do you love others everyday as much as you love people on Valentine's? Grr...Stupid, stupid, stupid.
So, after a short weekend, and a lot of outdoor lawn work, which I love, I have come to enjoy my new friend, POISON IVY! I don't enjoy it's company and I really wish that it will never return again. It is itchy and demands more time from me than I am willing to give something that is pestering me. At least it is only on my legs right now, but who knows what will come of it, cause I didn't notice it until this morning!
Well, I wish all those that have love relationships a wonderful day. All those that don't I wish you even more love. Be content, try at least. I know it sucks to not have someone special in your life to enjoy this stupid holiday, but why not make up your own day. Isn't it more memorable anyway?

I thought I would join Lauren on the things that I love: McDonald's, Peanut Butter Icecream, Birds of Paradise, Micheal Jackson riding a bike, Elton John, Old Montreal, Edinburgh Scotland, pop rocks, salsa the food, smarties, CSI, friends, Trinity Trolls, talespin, California Dreams, the sun, Empire Records, A Long Kiss Goodnight, Orange Chicken, Klompen(wooden shoes), Canada (without snow), OBU, Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Sue Johanson and the Sunday Night Sex Show, Ty Pennington, Cuba, Salsa Dancing.

Four things I DON'T LIKE: THE QUEEN!!!, the Prime minister, tomatoes, TAMPONS OR HAVING TO USE THEM! (sorry boys who are reading this)

I am off to class, then off to tan in the backyard maybe. Depends if I get my work done...

Saturday, January 22, 2005

How random are you?

  • It takes eighteen minutes to cool hot chocolate into a Hershey's Kiss.
  • According to U.S. FDA standards, 1 cup of orange juice is allowed to contain 10 fruit fly eggs, but only 2 maggots. THIRSTY?
  • In Michigan, A woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission. (I knew Michigan had more stupid things!)
  • On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag. (could someone please check this for me, it is freakin me out?)
  • Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
  • American's are responsible for eating 75% of the world's daily chocolate intake.
  • Almonds are members of the peach family.
  • The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intraveinously (interesting...)
  • If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins withoutbeing able to make change for a dollar.
  • Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
  • Only humans and horses have hymens.
  • The international telphone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
  • A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer. (HECK YEAH!)
  • The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural. The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikim tungahoronukupokaiwhenuakita natahu, a New Zealand hill. ( I will give someone amazing talent if they can syllabize these)
  • Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A." (How many Americans know this?)
  • The only Dutch word to contain eight consecutive consonants is 'angstschreeuw'. (Who can define it's meaning?)
  • Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. (try this and tell me how it goes..)
  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
  • There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, here, ere, therein, herein.
  • Canola oil is actually grapeseed oil but the name was changed in Canada for marketing reasons. (silly Canada)
  • A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes. A pig's penis is shaped like a corkscrew.
  • It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • Charles de Gaulle's final words were, "It hurts."( he must be referring to being French!)
  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  • Elton John's real name is Reginald Dwight. Elton comes from Elton Dean, a Bluesology sax player. John comes from Long John Baldry, founder of Blues Inc. They were the first electric white blues bandever seen in England--1961 (Lauren that's for you!)
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes. (i guess this proves I am not average even one bit)
  • Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed, and continue living.
  • When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.
  • Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.
  • It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up it's stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of it's mouth. Then the frog uses it's forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
  • Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
  • During menstruation, the sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced. (It is also the most over used finger)
  • The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
  • In the next seven days, 800 Americans will be injured by their jewelry. (yes, the people I live around are really that smart!)
  • In 2003, the U.S. Government spent about $2,000,000.00 on potato research! (40% of Americans eat french fries as their daily vegetable intake)
  • In Oblong, Illinois, it's punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.
  • The average American eats at McDonalds 1,811 times in their life. (I'm working on being an honorary American by the time I finish college, who wants to join me?)
  • Q-Tip Cotton Swabs were originally called Baby Gays.
  • In America in 1977, the punishment for smuggling marijiuana was 15 years less than the punishment for smuggling coffee! (TWISTED)
  • To burn off one plain M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field. (and for some reason, this still does not make me want to stop eating the peanut ones!)
  • Queen Elizabeth II has a rubber duck in her private bath with an inflatable crown. (another british thing to piss me and Lauren off)
  • Midgets and dwarfs almost always have normal sized children.
  • The parking meter was invented in Oklahoma City. (YES THAT'S RIGHT!)
  • 'Formicophilia' is the fetish for having small insects crawl on your genitals.
  • 15 percent of Americans secretly bite their toes (YUP THAT IS HOW I AM ENDING THIS, AN ODE TO MY AMERICAN FRIENDS!)

(a) I want you to recommend one of each to me:

1. A movie
2. A great non-Christian book
3. A musical artist, song or album
(b) I want everyone who reads this to ask me three questions, no more, no less.
(c) I want you to give me the best advice you think that you have to give to me.
(d) Copy and paste this into your journal like i did, and see what kind of responses you get!
Here are mine for you:
1. blue collar comedy tour rides again
2. America by Jon Stewart
3. Anything by Great Big Sea (amazing Canadian band, do check them out!)
(b) Why do people always use God as an excuse instead of dealing with their life? Why do so many adults still pick their nose? What about Bob?
(c) Don't poo in public swimming pools, they will shut them down and ban you from swimming there. Someone did it when I was young, it really does look like an O'henry bar.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Me and Kris! I miss you! Posted by Hello

Autumn and I buckin the Bison Posted by Hello

We are not... Posted by Hello

Lauren, me, Autumn and David at the Christmas Banquet Posted by Hello

Fun times "skating" in the "City"! Posted by Hello

More than their love is on fire! Posted by Hello

Janny, me and Autumn at the Bonfire Posted by Hello

Lindsay, me and Rebecaa at the Omega Dance Posted by Hello

Hold me, like the river Jordan, I will then say to thee...You are our friends! Posted by Hello

Fall Free Days 04 Posted by Hello

You can do ANYTHING with Build-A-Bear!!! Posted by Hello

Giradano's in Chi-Town Posted by Hello

You can do it! FREE WILLY! Posted by Hello

My gorgeous sister Jenn and I. It's okay to cut and paste! Posted by Hello

David, Autumn, Jordan, Janny, Hunget and I at the bonfire... Posted by Hello

i would look like this too if I saw an old couple makin out! Posted by Hello

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Inspiration brought to you by: EMPIRE RECORDS MISS GINA!

Sugar High

by Coyote Shivers

They all said life's just a bowl of cherries.. but
sometimes it seems like anything but
Think again, sometimes reputations outlive their applications
And sometimes fires don’t go out, when you're done playing with them
I feel so funny deep inside
i wanna kiss myself goodbye
sugar high
(gotta have it really need it to get by)
sugar high
I could go out and not even leave the house
A T.V. set and a bottle of wine's just fine
Crashin' out on that old pull out couch
Watching Saturday Night Live, I guess that’s why
wheni think about my life
i wanna kiss myself good bye
sugar high
sugar high
all right
I have searched both far and wide
And I’ve explored the deepest caverns of my mind
To try and find an explanation why
I get this funny feeling deep inside
When i htink about my life
i wanna kiss myself good-bye
sugar high
(gotta have it really need it to get by)
sugar high
sugar high
(even though i've got to live until i die)
sugar high
(can ya feel it, can ya feel it sugar high!)

Slow observation

I just realized now, that my name, Lee, rhymes with where I am living:


Random fact of the day, that I realize 5 months after being here. Guess I have been on brain freeze for random noticings in the past little while.

Once you go black...


So, last night I tried to dye my hair to a medium brown to see what would happen, just so one day I could enjoy the hot weather here with blonde hair again. But after even leaving dye on way too long, I had beautiful roots and black HAIR! Man, this is going to be one trip to the hair salon to get my hair stripped. Or I will have the most interesting hair letting it grow out and cutting it once and a while...


I could try to dye it blonde and if it turns green, just let is stay like that for a week, try to dye it brown and then see what happens. I mean hair is an accessory right? Interesting... Looks like my hair likes to be black, as much as I like it black.

This morning, I had quite a productive morning already. It could either have to do with the fact that my new lab partner is a freakin genius, or that I just understand it better when he is there to help me. Either way, he has the science smarts and I can write a lab faster than anyone in the class, hand it in 30 mins later, and we can accomplish an "A" faster than the professor has seen in years. Super. Just gotta stick with a smart lab partner who mixes well with you, instead of sleeps through class, lab and is failing.

Every day my routine makes me chuckle. I set my alarm for 7:30, which class is at 8. I usually get out of bed at 7:40, every morning, making me wonder how I can always get there by 7:50, having brushed my teeth, visited the restroom, got dressed, checked my email, got my books and headed the .5 miles to my class. Strange. Until now... I figured out why I am still early every class. Somehow, my clock is 10 mins ahead without me even realizing it...Strange.

So, you know how you don't expect things to happen and they do. Well sometimes it is good, and sometimes it just makes you want to cry? Well, it is kind of one of those things right now. The I don't know what to do but cry stage. I hate crying. I hate it even more that when people ask what they can do, you can only say nothing and cry some more.

I have an eye infection and a random cut in the corner of my eyelid, like a papercut. It burns when I have tears from the wind, or from emotion. It tears everytime I open my eyelid, and sometimes when I try to focus really hard, I can actually tell it is fuzzy and red when I concentrate. It burns and I wish the ointment for it would make it go away faster. Does anyone realize how many times you actually blink a day? Well, get a papercut like infection in the corner of your eye and you will come close to figuring it out.

Everyday I have been doing homework all day and night and then when finishing, working out, showering, then lying in bed watching Law and Order until I finally fall asleep. I love Law and Order. It helps with boredom. That is J-term. Boredom, summed up into 3.5 weeks. But with random happenings, like Aubuelita's for dinner with Jordan last night, I realized a new pet peeve of the year. Actually two.

1) Waitresses, not just one, but many, coming to your table every two mins or less, seriously, just to make sure everything is okay? Soon it won't be if you don't bugger off!

2) Couples climbing over to eachother's bench just to make out at the restaurant, while I am trying to enjoy my fav salsa, chips and queso. Now when I say making out, I really mean in the shirt groping and hair all over the other's face, and back and butt hanging out to your vision, to see the guy groping through his girlfriend's shirt. Not appetizing. Just wrong. Don't ever do it, even if you think it would be funny. It is just wrong. Eat you meal, visit your vehicle, do it there if need be.

Well kids, it was 65 degrees yesterday and I guess we got spoiled. It is now 35 today, with rain and heavy winds. Looks like this weekend might get the snow the predicted afterall. Although, it is Oklahoma and the weather changes...Oh it stopped raining. Still windy of course. Maybe it will be 60 this afternoon and 30 overnight again. Southern weather is abnormal. We fit well.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Social Psychosis

As I sit here eating BBQ pringles, drinking raspberry ice Crystal Light, and snackin on Red Hots, listening to Bills,Bills,Bills by Destiny's Child, all before I have even eaten breakfast; I wonder what is my purpose of being here?

Seriously though. I mean I am in class, which I love one and hate the other. I have no desire to work, to do anything. Does that make me feel like God's giving me a purpose to be here right now, no. If we are always doing things just because we are going through the ringers of our daily routine, but don't feel content, are we really doing what God wants.

If we wake up everyday and dread wherever we are going, or what we are doing, should we change our pace? can we really just move on, leave our $1000 of dollars in debt that we have, our residence, and just listen. See because sometimes I think I am listening and hear what God wants, but can't reach out to grab it. Is it because I am afraid of the challenge? Never! Is it because I am afraid to tell those I love of what I feel God is telling me? Sometimes. Is it because I want to do whatever he puts in front of me, but I am afraid I won't have the support of those around me? Often. Why is it that our human nature wants more, but society won't allow us to accept it sometimes?

For example, if God continued to tell me I was unhappy and that moving, or dealing with life, or going to War as a counselor, would I drop EVERYTHING and go? I seriously would. I would start to pay back my millions of student loans, and take more time off, just to do it. Aren't a lot of people trying to make themselves happy by material things and money? So why not be afraid to lose some and do what you might be best at. Do I have a desire to do relief work, or go to war? Yes. Could I do it? Yes. Would I be able to go without a hitch? No, I highly doubt it. For some reason, I feel no fear when it comes to challenges like that, but other times the only fear I feel is from those around me who are too afraid to own up to themselves.

I am sure whoever is reading this is bored, or might have been lost at BBQ pringles, but I guess sometimes I just write hoping I will understand my doubts, or that someone might know where I am coming from and understand, or give some wisdom on the rantings of my wandering mind.

People always think the problem comes from somewhere other than themselves. Personally, I think it comes from each of us individually. If you wanted to be happy, do what you can to get there and not let others get in the way, if it is honest and true to God. If you don't want to be at school, leave. If you hate your job, search for a new one and stop bitching, it really might not be easy to find a job, but can be that easy just to start to look. If you want to travel, put away $20 a week, so you can save for that trip all on your own, you'll get there one day, trust me. It can be the smallest things sometimes that we overlook just in order to be happy. How many material things do we really need on this earth?

I wish my sister-in-law were here. I am going to go through my clothes this weekend and donate what I seriously don't wear or need to the Tsunami clothes drive. I might even check out the damage I have done on new shoes this semester, and for everyone I bought, throw one out.

We'll start with this: Mom is you read this, I here by on this public site, give you permission to throw out my brown American Eagle clogs, and my purple van shoes. Enjoy! Two less in the crazy closet!

May you all get through this year without having to do Nat Sci.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Nope, no, uh uh!

The bread in the ARA actually says December 26th as the expiration date! Is that legal for a school cafeteria to possibly poison their students? Maybe that is why the school is in debt!

NO wonder a TEXAS jail actually fired ARAMARK from being their food providers!


An excellent Source of Calcium, Low in Fat

As I sit here drinking my breakfast, listening to Big Tent Revival, I wonder what it's nutrition calculation really is...

See here, is my dilemma:

It says chocolate instant breakfast drink. Is it really breakfast? Is it really a drink? Now, here are the instructions:

Just mix with fat free milk and serve. Lucky for me, I LOVE FAT FREE MILK! bonus #1!
To Serve Cold: no kidding, who likes their milk warm? Oh wait, it can be made as hot chocolate too, so is this just hot chocolate? or is it's dietary responsibility to be a meal able to be warm or cold? Empty one envelope into a large glass. Add 8 fl oz of COLD fat free mil. Stir and Serve.

Now if any of you know, which some Canadians who read this won't. 8 oz is not a large glass, definetely not one of those "GREAT BIG ORANGE JUICES" glasses, if you know what I mean IHOP! So, I wonder why it would instruct you to use a large glass...

Well, upon considering mixing it, I realize that I don't know how to measure 8 oz into my Java City Nalgene I got from work for Christmas. I took the milk from there yesterday too! I'll consider it my bonus... So I estimate. I open my package and it turns into this chunky, thicker than McDonald's new thick shake, breakfast ICECREAMS. I continue to add more milk to taste, until I am enjoying my breakfast meal mixed with 24 fl oz of milk.

Now, the ARA is also not cool enough to have Fat Free milk, so it ends up being 1%, still fine with me. But that means that the nutrition count tripled. So it looks like this:

calories: 130(x3) plus the 40(x3) from the milk itself, Fat: 0.5(x3) plus the 1(x3) of the milk itself, sugars: 22g(x3) plus the 6(x3) from the milk itself.

So, you tell me, is this lowfat, healthy, dietary supplement a good idea, or should I have just gone with my gut feeling of tostitos and salsa for breakfast at 10am this morning?

An excellent source of Calcium, cause you drink three times the amount of milk! Low in Fat if you prefer your "drink" like a brick of chocolately goodness! I guess that is what you get when you buy Wal-Mart brand...

Enjoy some Great Big Sea today, it is getting me psyched for my Spanish Test, only my 2nd day into class, and "It's the end of the World as we Know it", happens to be quite refreshing this morning!

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Requires 0 trans fat to read this...

sometimes I wonder if I am funnier than I think, or less funny than I think...

sometimes I wonder if people laugh at me more than with me...

sometimes I wonder if people think I am as funny as I think I am at times...

sometimes I have to fart or burp... and do...

sometimes I hate to pee, because I am too lazy to get up...

sometimes I walk into the bathroom just to read in peace...

sometimes I dread showering, cause I hate hot showers and cold ones too...

sometimes I wonder if I will always feel alone, or be alone...

sometimes I wonder if wondering is bad if the mind wonders about it wandering too far...

sometimes I love what I love and hate what I love at the same time...

sometimes I hate what I hate and love it a day later...

sometimes I want to see how much "Eat till I puke" really is...

sometimes I want to stay in school for the rest of my life, but then tests come along...

sometimes people fart and I think it is great that people feel the need to take a wiff and say it smells bad...

sometimes I miss myself...

sometimes I look at how stupid things/people are and wonder if people see me that way...

sometimes I wonder if people see me as smarter than I ever see myself...

sometimes I wonder if people expect more out of me than I expect for myself, or can give...

sometimes I actually hate to smile, but love to laugh...

sometimes writing is not as helpful as a lover of the task might want...

sometimes words are overused so much, they just get used some more...

sometimes, bed time for bonzo should really be enforced...

sometimes I wish that someone would just come in and tuck me into bed, kiss my forehead, play with my hair and read me a story...

sometimes I want to tell everyone my fav thing to do, but I am afraid that people will laugh at me, or no one will let me share it with them once it is told...

sometimes I dream of my most romantic wish to share when I find the person I love, and I am not sure if I have ever shared it with anyone...

sometimes I don't sing to songs that I really love or hate, even if I love to sing to everything...

sometimes I forget the biggest things, but remember the least important ones...

sometimes I wonder what it would be like to look down from heaven and be dead...

sometimes I wonder what life and living really feels like...

Once upon a J-term in Shawnee...

Jordan and I have so much fun together! Just when you think boredom might kill you, I took a chance.

We went to Wal-mart to get some snacks, cause the ARA food is crap, worse than usual. I had two salads, two pears and applesauce and icecream to eat today!

How excited do you think two poor college students can get when they find drinking boxes? Very, when you find out they are the Hi-C ones, like the Capri Sun ones that have 10 in a box and are two boxes for $1.00! I hate sour stuff, but 20 for $1.00, who wouldn't take advantage of that? got some awesome Lime Tostitos too, might be my new fav. Might give up Cheerios mix for them, seriously!

So, then we took off to Main street(in shawnee this is less main than a side country road in a normal town) and we found a recliner that was sitting on someone's lawn. Now we don't know if someone was just too stupid to leave it there, or what, but Jordan and Hunget needed new furniture. So we turned off the truck lights and dropped the hatch and chucked er in! quick as a flash, and it looks brand new, apart from the fact it was frozen solid from the Ice Storm. We will see what it is like, when I help move the boys in this weekend.

Oh, I am going to watch friends, cause my 8am Nat Sci class is cancelled due to this faggity weather. Lab at 11 then a Spanish Test already. Man, it's like they want us to work in J-term or something...

I ate my McD's in less than 4 mins flat. Off to some laughs and my Diet Coke.

Peace in

an escape from reality maybe?

why is it that a diet coke, cold McDonald's fries with tartar sauce and a luke warm Filet o Fish, seem to be such a getaway? Such a solvent to so many things? Is that even the right word?

I am listening to Phil Collins and I love him. But the song, "you'll be in my heart", is making me mad and making me think of Swiemo and how it sucks that things suck. What if you don't want to be strong, but want to hold on? Why is it when you are happy with one thing, you want more than that?

I figured since I am still sitting through it eventhough I am not sure if I want to be, I would share it will all of you, and you can tell me how it makes you feel...

"You'll Be In My Heart"
Come stop your crying It will be all right
Just take my hand Hold it tight
I will protect you from all around you
I will be here Don't you cry
For one so small,you seem so strong
My arms will hold you,keep you safe and warm
This bond between us Can't be broken
I will be here Don't you cry
'Cause you'll be in my heart Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on Now and forever more
You'll be in my heart No matter what they say
You'll be here in my heart, always
Why can't they understand the way we feel
They just don't trust what they can't explain
I know we're different but,deep inside us
We're not that different at all
And you'll be in my heart Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on Now and forever more
Don't listen to them'Cause what do they know
We need each other,to have, to hold They'll see in timeI know
When destiny calls you You must be strong
I may not be with you But you've got to hold on
They'll see in time I knowWe'll show them together
'Cause you'll be in my heart Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on,Now and forever more
Oh, you'll be in my heart No matter what they say
You'll be in my heart, alwaysAlways
Just heard a line from a song, "I am not the one to sit around and be played..." But why is it that in the end, the one hurt is the bad person for wanting to know more, for needing more, and the one left with the loneliness that hurts so bad, you can't find yourself, your heart or anything to make sense? I am tired of games...

Oh this is good! Supposedly Ice Storm 2005 has hit the midwest and the entire Us

Jordan called me tonight to say this, which I thought was so cute, and it only went on from there!

"So, you're from Canada. Has your door ever frozen and you couldn't open it?"

"My response was, uh, yeah all the time.(Really I wanted to say, when the heck doesn't it in winter in the great White north(not so great))?"

"What do you do about it?"

"Wait till it thaws, ha funny to us, because it never does in Cananada. Or you can take hot water and pour it around the door, but then open it as quick as you can for it to not freeze over worse."

"Okay, I am boiling water now."

"Make sure you don't pour it on the windows, cause the cold and heat will make them crack."

"Oh great, well I have to get to work tomorrow, so I am boiling water. Laughter about the cracking bit continues."

"Good luck, Jordan!"

So, in turn my thinking is, why would I suggest something I never do. So, I said what I had to do last week:
"Just take a screwdriver and pry your door away from the frame!" How hick can that sound?

Then I hung up. I thought to myself, What do I usually do?

That's right, slam my body against the door so hard my shoulder hurts. Knowing that my body weight will never break solid ice, I always still have to try. Heck, all the other morons are out on their driveway trying the same bullcrap that never works. I wish you Americans could have a videotape of all of us, who think we can actually accomplish this, even after 20 tries, it rarely works!

Then I usually, give up and pretend like I can't get out, or get in and have to push my car out anyways, or peel out of the driveway like I am a member of the Indy 500 on the start line. Stupid snow, stupid ice.

Us Canadians will show those in the U.S who think they are getting what they are calling "Ice Storm 2005!"

I wonder who might call to ask more random questions...I do love them!

Oh in writing, I got one more call. It went like this:

"My friend told me you are from Canada."

"Yes, who is this?"

"Keith." I can't get in my car, are there any suggestions?"

"Wow, there really is nothing better to do in J-term! Yeah, slam your body at least 20 times against your door, if that doesn't work, try again in the morning. "

"I kind of need to get in."

"why what is so important that you need to kill yourself?"

"Well, I was talking with someone and I left my keys in the car with it running. Then the storm started and I ran inside, forgot my keys and it is still running and even with the heat on, the ice is too thick."

"Right, well let me get some clothes on and come out there, where are you?"

"In the GC parking lot. You're not wearing anything? It is freezing!"

"Not inside! Man I have to meet you. This is the strangest conversation I have ever had with a stranger. Be right there, we will figure this out."

So, I am off to bundle up. Will have more funnies soon, I am sure!

and they say their better than Canadians, who in their right mind is more tough than this?

New - Polar Bear Dip - Jan. 01 2005 - Oakville, Ontario - The 20th annual Polar Bear Swim in Lake Ontario was a great way to ring in the new year. The water was...well... freezing cold but all proceeds are going to World Vision to assist with the recent devastating earthquake and tsunamis in Asia.

Lee-Anne's Little Guide to her New Year

So, do you like my new site? If not, too bad! I decided for a change. One because half way through the year, I tried pink and got obsessed with the way I love it! This time I will start at the beginning of the year with green, to hopefully add a new color that I hate into my life, and see how it turns out. Maybe I will start by dying my hair green. Heck, this year it has gone from red to brown, to blonde, to blonde and caramel highlights, to red and brown highlights, to straight blonde, to brown with blonde highlights, to brown, to black, to black/blue. Why not try something different. Heck, I might even go blue or candy apple red, or fuschia even!

So things that I want to do this year, and I will not call them resolutions, cause it pisses me off if I try something, or want to achieve something and don't even come close to my goal. Someone once said, if you have a goal and fail, you get angry, but if you don't make goals and accomplish things, then you are one step ahead of yourself. Go Dodgeball!

*Watch even more comedy movies and laugh till I pee
*Eat more things that I am scared of
*Laugh more, talk less
*Kiss and really I mean kiss someone I love and care for and want to be cared back for, if I find it, do it a lot, not in public though that is brutal
*Walk even more, can it really be done more than I do?
*Sleep more(most people say sleep less, but I never do, so heck)
*Study more(unless social things come up :))
*Say no, when I feel a no coming on and not feel guilty for saying so
*Let no one walk all over me and realize it is my fault if I do
*Say yes if I feel I want to even if others don't agree with it
*Go to California
*Go to Washington or New York City
*Go to Mexico
*See more of the West Coast, since I am looking at my map I colored and have been east and midwest and southwest, but it is sad...
*See more of the South
*Do volunteer work in either Afghanistan or Iraq and not worry about whether others think it is dangerous, because I want to go so bad
*Drink more water, less beer(I don't drink that much anymore, so maybe I will cut it out all together...)
*Eat even more salsa and chips
*Eat even more McDonald's
*Spend more time with the friends that actually care
*Write one letter a month(I know that doesn't sound like much, but are you doing it?)
*Write a newsletter with funny stories and pics even if I do sound like my Dad(that's for you Stephie).
*Tell my brother I love him more.
*Listen to more Spanish music and become even more obessed with Salsa dancing.
*Go to San Antonio and use my Spanish
*Learn how to two-step better
*Open my heart again to love a boy and keep myself safe at the same time
*Not let myself be overwhelmed by someone so much they ruin me
*Be myself and not care what people think of it
*Try out more churches, even if it is Mass
*Agree to disagree
*Listen to more rock and scream my heart out
*Dye my hair a colour I never thought I would and love it
*Like a new color and work it into my life
*Don't reply to an email just because I feel guilty
*Walk away from people who hurt me everytime I come in contact with them
*Spend even more time with myself
*Don't answer my phone if I don't feel like talking to someone
*Write more stories, share them with someone who will laugh/cry
*Cry less or more, depending on who I am sharing my tears with
*Tell someone off if they make me angry and it is justified
*Learn to love those that can't love me
*Fall in love and get right back on my feet again, or do everything I can to keep the love going
*Give my heart to the one that I am laughing inside with happiness due to excitement of surprise
*Learn how to pray and read the Bible even better
*Pick a project that I dream of and go with it!
*Learn how to Knit
*Paint more
*Take more pictures(get a digicam)
*Go somewhere fun for my birthday
*Learn to love one holiday
*If I hate something, stick to it, it is my gut feeling that is right most of the time
*Learn to like my smile more and use it to my advantage
*No means No and don't let someone's eyes change that
*Show my anger and not hide it because it hurts, bad.
*Teach someone a lesson be it good for me or them, or bad for me or them
*Use the element of surprise to it's fullest extent
*Learn more sign language
*Get a job far, far away
*Get a good job somewhere that I have always wanted to and don't let anything get in the way if it is God's plan
*Keep more secrets and not feel like I have to share them
*Keep more of myself to myself
*Lose 15 pounds and keep it off
*Smoke if I want to smoke, stress out if I want to stress out, eat if I want to eat, and use each one to relieve the other if need be
*Get another piercing(where, o where?)
*Buy more girly things
*Buy less underwear since I don't wear them anyways most days
*Bungee jump, eventhough I am afraid of heights
*Not lose my VISA and stay with those I have so much fun with here
*Live like I were dying, even if I might feel so old like I will some days :)


Tuesday, January 04, 2005

It's been a long time coming...down this road...and now I know, what I've been waiting for...

Well kids, it's been forever, like a whole year...blah,blah,blah

Christmas break was okay, glad to be back, that's all. Want to know more? Ask.

So, New Year's Resolutions are still being thought over. Many things that I do and don't want to do, but we will see. So far this year has started off better than the last, so that is good.


I was on a cancelled flight back to OBU yesterday. Ask me what happened, it is a magnificent story, some details not for the general public! I spent a night in Chicago at the fanciest hotel, with great food downtown, saw my old suitemate, who kicks butt! Went out till 4am with 40, yes 40, uniformed army/navy/sailors! Many things to share...

Got $250 in American Airline vouchers, so I am taking a poll as to where I should go for a trip. The one with the best budgetable idea and I am not telling the other secret criteria until I reveal the winner, will get the chance to come with me if I see fit. We can split the travel costs to make it one heck of a great trip. Could be a birthday idea, a non-Valentine's, an Easter trip or Summer even, or even just a random weekend. Ideas here we come, I will let you know who's got the best idea soon...

Hope all of your breaks went well. I am back in class from 8-2:30, so let me know how it all went. Want to hear all about it!

Janny, come back now, I miss you and so does everyone else!!!

Aubs, thanks for the awesome time at Chili's catching up, oh how I miss you so much! Thanks for being in Chicago when I needed to hang out with the old crew!

Monday, December 20, 2004

Storytime...grab some milk and cookies. For real!

Thanks to my awesome suitemate from last year, I have a creative short story for you all. On her site, she wrote a challenge, it is your job to rate it well, or write a creative one of your own. Enjoy! Let the creative juices flow!

Her and her co-workers(my old admissions crew form Trinity) decided there are certain words that cannot and should not be used in everyday conversation, this is the list that has resulted (aka the naughty list):


It's funny how inappropriate most of these words are...


Your mission. To write creative sentences using these words.

Here is my story:

On the doily is a beautiful picture of a woman, who wore delicate panties. She holds her baby in her arms, while reading under the crotch of the tree. To her, the thought of being single is a putrid one, one of loneliness, hurt and sadness. It makes her stomach pompous, full of flatulent sobriety, with fecal thoughts of empty love. The placenta is one of the tenderest parts of the womb. It holds the flesh of a being, one so moist, so supple with quivering love for the outer world. The urethra holds the means of the uncleanly world, to protect the innocent child of wrong. Once curled, in their protected world, they penetrate to understand the workings of a normal child. One who stretches erect with engorged little fingers and toes. Their treasures are held in a satchel, protected by the mother’s hands and heart.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Meet the Mosselman's...


Man, I forgot how funny I can get when around my family! Now normally, I would just say that my family is pretty funny, but I was in a hilarious mood this evening. Let me share...

So before Dad gets home from work, and Allan and Sarah come over, Mom tells us she is doing shopping tonight and to put what we want on the list.

So Jenn and I start with lettuce, the green kind (which my mom when reading thought was hilarious, at this point she has no idea what to expect obviously), craisins, mushroom soup, broccoli soup, ruffled chips, ELF on DVD(snuck it in and no success), grapefruits etc...Then we decided to top the cake with some funnies.

We wrote sasquatches. Not sasquatch, because then it would sound less like a food. So, she reads it and promises that after dinner, she will go out and get what she can before she is too tired. Dad and Allan come in for din din and we tell them what is going on, and Allan responds with, "Those are so good for breakfast!" Dad, tells us we are horrible, laughs and then pretends like he knows nothing instead of telling her we are mean.

So, we eat, Sarah comes over, we share with her, laugh till we cry and off goes Mom.My prediction: she asks more than one person to find it, since she has no idea what they are and she thinks from our telling they are produce. Jenn working at Food Basics, a podunk grocery store, reassures her, so no more questions asked. Dad's prediction, she looks once, and gives up. Jenn's was that she would ask one person and leave it at that.

Here we go: This told by Mom after she forgave us, when she walked in and we asked her where they were...

So, she walks in, searches the aisles of the grocery stores, mostly sticking in the bread, fruit and veggie aisles. She stops after 5 mins to ask a lady, and after she is shown the list, she says she has never heard of them, where my Mom agrees with her.

Mom moves on, already embarrased from that, and due to the sheer joy of having me home, asks a produce clerk. He says he has never heard of it, chuckles and before she continues her shopping, she mentions to him that Jenn works at Food Basics and maybe it is only sold there, OH MAN! She continues her shopping. She looks in each aisle again, and nothing. 15 mins of wasted shopping time. She finished the rest and went to the faithful checkout.

I so win with asking more than one person, and even more after this. While we are listening and dying of laughter at this point, she continues to tell us the story, cause it only gets more embarrasing...

The bagger, asks her if she found everything that she needed tonight? Oh S*%^T runs through our heads, while tears of laughter roll down our face. She says,, "Yes, but actually my kids really wanted something else, but no one, not even the produce guy knows what it is." Oh crap!

Instead of just showing him the list(which we have for scrapbooking embarrasment), she reads it out loud. That means checkout dude, bagger and other shoppers in ear shot.

She says, "I actually couldn't find the sasquatches anywhere!" He responds with, "Ma'am, that is bigfoot!" Follwed by everyone laughing, followed by true embarrasment that she asked three people and spent 15 mins looking for her children whom she loves.

She comes home, and we ask, "where are they?" She says, "Thanks for embarrasing me Jenn and Lee-Anne!" Dad, walks in the door from walking Elkee and laughs so hard, that mom figured out he knew and didn't say anything, followed by Sarah, Allan and me and Jenn. Oh the sheer joy.

Classic. Game, set, match, I should have bet on that one.

Wish you could have been here. Still and will laugh forever.

Walked the dog with Jenn today, so cold, I felt like I wanted to break the pieces of myself off that were so cold!

Nighty night and don't let the bed bugs bite!

See all of you in the New Year and keep in touch! Love you all! I am sure there are more stories to come!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

And you don't think you are losing your mind? Be careful to those obsessed with Christmas Carols...

Christmas Carols for the Psychiatrically Challenged

SCHIZOPHRENIA: Do you Hear What I Hear


DEMENTIA: I Think I'll Be Home for Christmas

NARCISSISTIC: Hark the Herald Angels Sing About

MeMANIC: Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Storesand Office and Town and Cars and Busses and Trucks and Trees and Fire Hydrants and...

PARANOID: Santa Claus is Coming to Get Me.

PERSONALITY DISORDER: You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna Pout, Maybe I'll tell you why.

DEPRESSION: Silent Anedonia, Holy Anhedonia, All is Flat, All is Lonely.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER: Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell,Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell,Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock,Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell,Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, JingleBell Rock, Jingle Bell,Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, JingleBell, Jingle Bell Rock,Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, JingleBell, Jingle Bell,Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell,Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock,Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell,Jingle Bell Rock,Jingle Bell,Jingle Bell, JingleBell Rock, Jingle Bell,Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock............(better start again)

PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE PERSONALITY: On the First Day of Christmas My True LoveGave to Me (and then took it all away).

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER: Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire.

Much Christmas and New Year's love to y'all

I'm done! No... well that is not true! I have one more final left, but I have pretty much just assumed that will go by quickly, so I feel done.

My room is cleaned for checks, my bed is made, I am packed, I have my ID and passport and I-20 and I am set to leave here at 1:30 this afternoon.

I had the most wonderful sleepover with Autumn and Lauren last night and it was an awesome way to end the semester. We talked about weddings, school, home, family, friends and the typical girl stuff. All we were short on was Janny...We love you!

So y'all, have a wonderful holiday if I don't get on here to update cause my life at home is boring...HA just kidding! I hope to update y
all once I get to the cold, non-flippy wearing, snowy land of Cananada!

My number there, since my cellyphony won't work there, or it will be bloody pricy is (905) 765 0669. Call me, write me, enjoy your holiday!

Much love

Monday, December 13, 2004

i win!

So I accomplished more than expected!

I was in bed at 12:30, doesn't mean I slept that long, but that is another story...
Negative on easy math
Ate McD's, didn't hurt though, so not accomplished
Ate the Pineapples, mmm...sweet yellowy goodness...
And the Juice!
Did not update this morning after my first exam!
Yeah I checked my email three times, hey I have three accounts!!!
Too much Christmas music, followed by more and more right now...
Did not check a Xanga in site, man that was hard, entertainment from those things is high these days...
Figured I would try roasting chestnuts in the toaster oven, but all beware, WAXED PAPER cannot be put in there either!
I only talked with Janny once, and it was to say goodnight! Goal met!
Only went to McD's once, sorry Lauren!
Now I didn't set Kerr on fire while awake, but in my dreams, burn baby burn...

I think overall a successful night before 4 exams in one day!
Now off to the hardest finals I have had yet. Failing only one of them would be an accomplishment don't you think?

Thanks Heidi for part of today's inspiration!

guess what monday brings!!

Today we salute you stressed out college students during exam week.
as you sit in your lonely cubical in the library, doped up on starbucks
and adderol, you think to yourself, am i ever going to need to know this stuff in life?

The distractions are tempting and you have suddenly diagnosed yourself with ADD along with advanced delusionary schizophrenia with involuntary narcissistic rage, i'm sure by now you know exactly what everyone is doing because you have checked your buddy list 800 times.

Christmas break is just days away. Your prozac prescription will be in tomorrow. So crack open an ice cold bud light before and after that last exam because most of your christmas break will be spent in rehab.

Good luck on finals and may your days be filled from now on, with none of these predicted things...

Happy studying, love

Sunday, December 12, 2004

I can do it! You can do it!

My Top 15 list for tonight:

  1. Be in bed by 2am.
  2. Have looked at my textbook and discovered that Math is really easy...
  3. Eaten McDonald's till I hurt
  4. Eat the entire tin of pineapples sitting in front of me
  5. Drinking the 100% pure pineapple juice they soak in
  6. Do not update this blog again tonight due to procrastination
  7. Check my email only one more time until sleepy time (I know you all are checking it numerously because you don't want to study either)
  8. Listen to Christmas music until I think I will puke
  9. Then listen to it some more
  10. Succeed in all of these things without excrutiating heartburn or a continuing headache
  11. Do not check anyone's Xanga, b/c that is like cheating on #7
  12. Learn how to roast Chestnuts on an open fire, or maybe in the toaster oven...I have learned how to bake muffins and cookies in there, so why not...
  13. Only talk with Janny on the phone 4 more times, whether she calls me or I call her
  14. Refrain from following Lauren and eating McDonald's for the 2nd time in 3 hours
  15. Try not to set Kerr on fire, or the rest of the school so that exams cannot be taken and the Alum have to pay for useful things, like non-cell block or hotel like sleeping quarters

On finishing this...

#3,4 and 5 accomplished. Why is that anything with eating food is the easiest thing to accomplish, unless it is dieting?

Cheers to those on Atkins, the soup diet, the cabbage diet, the lettuce diet, college attention enduced Bulemia, fully abiding to the food pyramid, and the Suzanne Somers diet. Who follows someone's diet who was the mom on Step by Step in the early 90's? Stupid...Just stupid...

Now to accomplish 1,2,6-15!!!

All hail thy power of Calvin's name...What?

Last night we played Cranium at Jamie, Brett, Amanda S., and Amanda Z's apartment on campus. Let's just say it was a moment or moments I will never forget. The only part that I will take time to mention now, is the one you will love the most...
So, there is a charade card pulled. It is an all play. The ones who choose to silently act out the clue, is January and Jordan. The couple who love to talk and are loud, and no talking nor being loud can happen on this clue. The hint: ACTION. January proceeds to laugh hysterically, then hands Jordan the card while he does the same. Great! Me and Amanda Spence to guess with Janny acting, and Kettia and Jamie to guess with Jordan acting.
So, we assume, if you knew them, you would too... that it is funny because it is sexual. So we start yelling out: "Humping, Having Sex, Making babies!" and the like, while Jamie, as innocent as she is, yells" Blow_ _ _! Spence yells, "Mast_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _!" I continue to yell, "This is a family game, are you kidding?" while everyone is laughing... I could imagine this happening at a Heinen family gathering!
While Janny continues and Jordan too, to act it out for 5 more mins at least and her clues are: has baby, baby grows up, has baby, baby grows up and I am like" baby has baby, then had baby with baby!" No gross! It is action: More Sex yelled by both teams, until Spence solves it all by yelling regeneration! We all die of laughter, I yell, "REPRODUCTION!" And the mystery is solved. Go me! All for 10 mins of bust gusting laughter! Man what a "F" for family rated game this world has come to!
Then today, We decide to try out something different and it was a success! Let me explain... Lauren is awesome! This morning, we got up, got ready, and went to Mass. Yup, you heard it! The CRC born and bread, now openly searching for a Baptist Church, or the like, went to Catholic Mass, with a born and bread Southern Baptist!
Now some people might ask why? Where as we asked, why not?
I have never felt more relieved at church. Not only did it start at 10am, so we could get through church without being distracted by extreme hunger pangs, but we got out with enough time to go to wal-mart, do errands and make it in time for the ARA to open for the crappiest lunch yet.
Church was refreshingly traditional. You know when you want to go to church and not leave with a headache, or more confusion in your life than when you came, well it was one of those kind of refreshments. Now, it was strange because we couldn't cross, nor kneel at prayer, nor partake of communion, but just sit in silence, ahh... So we took it all in.
We sat in the pews with an enormously large family that the children were old enough to go somewhere else on their own, but didn't. They knelt when they wanted, and sat silently. No fussing, no whispering, no nothing. Pure reverance. It was exhilarating! The prayer benches at our ankles, were enormously large comfortable rests for our feet, and the step by step guide to the 3rd advent service was in their "hymnal" thingy. No in between the lines, no drums, no sermon, just prayer, listening, singing, repeating and THE APOSTLE'S CREED! No ruffling of bulletins, nor peppermint wrappers being past, just silence and page turning when prompted...
I told Lauren I was pretty sure I still knew it off by heart. She was impressed we did it, even with the I believe in the Holy Catholic Church part... Christian Reformed Churchy here! Or as people here say, oh you believe in the predestination stuff, so which ones of us are going to hell?
Followed by a laugh of condemnation...Interesting... So, here goes...
correct me if I am wrong...

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
where He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.

I am pretty sure, if I still remember correctly, the word "catholic" refers not to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ. I can't believe I actually succeeded in remembering that!

All hail thy power of Mary's name... What?

And now, the Catholic version, close, but little differences:
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father, God from God,
Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven.
By the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended in heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father [and the Son].
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

So, there is today's lesson on Calvinism and the Catholic Church. Enjoy it, or hate it, it all depends on which kind of mood you are in... I am thankful to have some tradition and stability of some sort today, even if it is through mass.

Thanks Lauren for saving my heart, mind and soul today...

Thanks Janny and Jordan for maknig my study break McDonald's tonight! I just finished it and crap...the inevitable. I am sure the stain will emalgamate with the others on this abomination of a stained piece of my wardrobe!

I spilled Iced Tea down my sweatshirt! oh well, I don't think it is even mine... I wonder how it arrived on me?

Why does the rule "i" before "e" except after "c" apply to everything but the word weird? How can any foreigner be expected to learn English?
Holy crap! Foreigner doesn't apply to that rule either, stupid American English!


Saturday, December 11, 2004

Disclaimer, be careful when reading, something might kill you inside

This week...Last night...Today...Tomorrow...
What does each day hold?

I figured out today that I have never felt so much hatred in my life. Ever! It is taking me out of the Christmas joy, and I hate that.
I hate exams.
I hate people that are making me miserable just by looking at them or thinking about them.
I hate people who treat you like crap daily, but change daily also.
I hate having a heart that can be fixed daily, then broken into even more unsurmountable pieces.
I hate that last night I didn't have McDonald's. :)
I hate that my amazing night last night with friends had to end negatively.
I hate people who can't be honest even with themselves.
I hate missing my family.
I hate missing my friends.

I guess I will announce to the entire internet world who reads this, I have never been this homesick before and I am 22! I also have never been so disheartened to leave my friends here for 2-6 weeks. I hate feeling homesick! I hate feeling left out!

Hates a strong word, and that is how I feel. Strong in my emotions, weak in my will to concentrate on anything other than leaving in 3 days!

Why is it that when you finally are ready to walk away with strength, power and ease, someone steps on you like you are a fly and they are an elephant? WHY? WHY? WHY?

I don't want a lot for Christmas...I don't care about the presents underneath the tree...Make my wish come true...All I want is my heart back...

Friday, December 10, 2004

Average Jane


55 minutes ago I just finished my last class of the semester
Nat Sci Lab is cancelled for this afternoon, so no more!
Criminology was cancelled because our prof actually does have a heart to let us study and still fail...
Janny and I are going White Elephant gift shopping for tonight...
I just finished watching Elf again
I am wearing an awesome shirt that Lauren made me. It says: "You're so vain... on the front and "You probably think this shirt iz about you" on the back! I love her!
I am going to pack today!!! Only 4 more days till home
Tonight we are all dressing up and going downtown for coffee, dessert and to spend time in the botantical gardens to see the glorious lights!
Tomorrow is Saturday!
Only 8 more meals in the ARA!!!
Right now I am listening to the Love Actually Soundtrack and it is GREAT!
I love my family!
I love my friends!
I miss Trinity sometimes at Christmas!
In the words of Billy Mack: "Christmas is all around..."
I'm dreamin of a White Christmas...

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Since I love Elf! Everyone Watch it!

Memorable Quotes from Elf (2003)

[Buddy sees the mail room for the first time]
Buddy: It's just like Santa's workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms... and everyone looks like they wanna hurt me...

[answering the phone]
Buddy: Buddy the Elf! What's your favorite color?

Buddy: Us elves like to stick to the four main food groups. Candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup.

Walter: [whispering] Call for security, Deb. Buddy: [whispering] I like to whisper too!

Buddy: You sit on a throne of lies!

Buddy: Actually, I'm a human, but I was raised by elves. Carolyn: I'm a human... raised by humans. Buddy: Cool.

Emily: You sure like sugar, don't you? Buddy: Does syrup have sugar in it? Emily: Yes. Buddy: Then YES!

Buddy: You're not Santa. You smell like beef and cheese! You don't smell like Santa.

Buddy: I just like to smile! Smiling's my favorite.

Buddy: Have you seen these toilets? They're GINORMOUS!

[Buddy burps loudly] Buddy: Did you hear that?

Buddy: Watch out, the yellow ones don't stop!

[Buddy is pressing the elevator buttons at the same time] Buddy: It looks like a Christmas tree.

Gimbel's Manager: There's no singing in the North Pole. Buddy: Yes there is.


Jovie: Now, tell me why you were in the girls' locker room this morning? Buddy: I heard you singing and I wanted to join in. Jovie: It didn't have anything to do with the fact that I was naked and in the shower? Buddy: I didn't know you were naked.

Buddy: It's just nice to meet another human that shares my affinity for elf culture.

Buddy: I thought maybe we could make ginger bread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands.

Buddy: I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.

[pointing to sign saying "World's Best Cup of Coffee"] Buddy: Congratulations, guys! You did it!

Buddy: The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Buddy: I'm a cotton-headed ninny-muggins.

Buddy: [reading the note he left on the etch-a-sketch] "I'm sorry I ruined your lives, and crammed eleven cookies into the VCR."

[Being beaten up by a dwarf he thinks is an elf] Buddy: He's an *angry* elf!

Walter: What do you want? Some money? Buddy: No! I just wanted to meet you and thought maybe you might want to meet me. Walter: Who wouldn't wanna meet you?

Buddy: [as he is hit by a snowball] SON of a NUTcracker!

Oh Ninnies...

Okay, so guys, come'on, who wouldn't want to live in the Southwest?

IT IS DECEMBER 9 at 3:15 and it is 65 degrees. Yes, a short sleeved shirt, pants(could be shorts but don't want to shave today), and flippies. Are you kidding? I am going to die of shock when I go home in 5 days! I cannot believe that I will be in the Arctic North in that short of a time, and it is so freakin gorgeous right now.

Who knows, maybe when I come back in Jan it will be 50 degrees or something? Man... this is good...

The sun is shining all day, barely any wind, and no rain...Finally!

I just finished my first of 6 exams. It was brutal! I have four on Monday, one on Tuesday, then I am leavin at 1:30!

Procrastination, NO! I just wrote a 2 hour final!

X) have done
() haven't done------------

(X) kissed a member of the opposite sex
() kissed a member of the same sex
() crashed a friend's car
() been to Japan
(X) ridden in a taxi
(X) been dumped
(X) shoplifted
() been fired
(X) been in a fist fight
() been arrested
(X) made out with a stranger
() celebrated new years in time square
(X) gone on a blind date(and he was 4 11!!!)
(X) lied to a friend
(X) had a crush on a teacher(we only had the hottest theo prof at Trin ever!
() celebrated mardi-gras in new orleans(I AM THIS YEAR!)
(X) been to Europe
(X) skipped school
(X) seen someone die
()been to Africa
(X) Punched a friend
(X) Driven over 400 miles to attend a show/festival/fetish ball
(X) Been to Canada(I WAS BORN THERE)
() Been to Mexico
(X) Been on a plane
(X) Purposely set a part of myself on fire (I love fire)
(X) Eaten Sushi (mmmm!)
(X) Been moshing at a concert(broke mt toe at weezer
(X) love someone or miss someone right now
(X) I have been drunk
(X) I have been in love(it hurts)
() I've had sex
() I've had sex in public
(X) I have cut myself on purpose(dull crayola scissors can cut you!)
(X) I have smoked pot
(X) I have been tied up
(X) I've stolen something from my job(i work at a coffee shop)
(X) have been snowboarding
(X) I have been happy with myself
(X) I went to a prom
() I've bungee jumped
(X) I have been to a pop concert (i admit...i went to SCLUB 7!)
(X) I have dated someone for a year or more
(X) I have been in a car accident
(x) I have slept in the nude(everyday)
(X) I've eaten cheesecake
() I've had jury duty
(X) I've hated someone without knowing them
(X) I have been to Maine
() I've shot a real gun(check with me after SAT!)
(X) I've madeout with someome within 5 days of meeting them
() I've done ecstacy
(X) I've gotten my ass kicked
(X) I've been caught smoking
(X) I've milked a cow
(X) I've got in a verbal fight with a teacher
() lied one time in this survey(that's just dumb)
(X) Snuck out
() Commited a major crime
(X) Dated someone older than you are
(X) Ever ran away
() Ever givin someone a hicky
(X) Ever gotten a hicky
(X) Went skinny dipping(love it!)
(X) Lied about where ur going
(X) Ever been D-pants
(X) Flashed/Mooned someone

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

It's the end of the semester as we know it...and I feel relieved!

Things that make me sad, and some that don't...most will know which ones if they know me at all...

No more America Reads, or Jake until January
No more Criminology class with Dowdy, except for our 4 hour final
No more Nat Sci labs on Fridays from 2-4
No more Java City until J-term
Only 5 more days to go to McDonald's with Lauren
Only five more days of ARA food till Jan
Only one more math class
Last Lit class tomorrow and it's the final
Book buy back is tomorrow
Payday is the day after
The leaves are falling finally and it's december
Today I ran in short shorts and a tank and I was hot in DECEMBER!
we have not had our first frost yet!
only one more spanish class till Jan
only 5 more days of not seeing my family
only 5 more days of dealing with stupid fake people
only 5 more days of ignoring those that have kicked our butts this semester and made life horrible at times
only 5 more days to spend with Janny and Lauren and Autumn and David!
Only 5 more days of back wrenching heck in these cell like rooms and horrible beds
No more Spanish labs
no more destinos videos
no more co-op, I GOT AN A
I'm out in 5 days for only 2 weeks!
No more cereal, peanut butter and icecream for dinner, cause there is nothing else better
No more chili's chips and salsa until Jan

Oh guys...

Okay, now I have not been in the most pleasant of moods lately, but with all the stress of finals coming, and papers up the wazoo, it is understandable at most points.

I thought that after today's events, I would share with you a little bit about things that are just not cool.

I think that guys here feel that there is a fair deal to mix the 70's with the 80's and mid 90's all at the same time.

First, I would have to say that even if you are, were or are wanting to be a model; tight, flared, girly jeans are not for guys. NOT FOR GUYS. Guys don't have HIPS, nor do most have BUTTS! It is hard enough to see a girl appropriately wearing them now a days without their thong, crack, or full panties sticking out, so GUYS, NO! JUST NO!

Second, whoever told Brazilians that fanny packs are cool, they aren't! They weren't when that was all I had to "accessorize" with when I was 8, and they aren't now, never will be!

Third, girls, you can look good without your crack showing, your fat rolls hangin, and your pants so low you can see your cooch. Dress nice, do your hair, put on some lip gloss, mascara, ANYTHING! Just please if they don't fit, don't buy em. Don't borrow em. Don't squeeze into em. Because whatever is squeezed in, will eventually overflow, and that is not pleasant for your circulation. Nor anyone's eye sight that they would like to keep before they are blinded by old age, flourescent lighting, or spontaneous combustion in their eye sockets!

Lastly, Long hair! Not even all girls can pull it off. It drags down their face, it covers their beautiful eyes and skin, and it just looks greasy sometimes. Now, when boys do it, they can't pull it off, unless you are already drop dead gorgeous and girls know it. You have nice eyes, cut your hair! Your skin is gorgeous, or like Milk Chocolate, wear a British Mohawk! And boys like to shower less than girls at times, so if that is you, CUT YOUR HAIR! Don't grow it! Don't grease it up with vaseline and make dreads! Let us see your face, less us know you are a boy! Wear boys clothes!

I know girls like to wear comfies and look like boys sometimes, I am one of them, but please, boys, GOD INTENDED FOR YOU TO BE CLEAN! You are made of dirt, you don't need to look like it! If you want to wear a ponytail, the longer you do it, the more likely of a chance you have to go bald if you are male when you are 30! We don't need more males with bald man's syndrome!

Okay, lastly, while I am ranting...

The sun is out, the temperature is up for December, and all the people who were more or less decently covered up in the cold weather by long pants and big sweaters have begun to shed their woolly layers - and reveal their true colors like it is July! And after having been assaulted by so much bare flesh and bad taste over the past few weeks, I feel the need to give some people a clue. To this end, I'm going to present you all with a few quick Fashion Tips á la Lee-Anne. Some of the tips are good for all seasons. Here you go.

1. Men: Do not wear short shorts. And do not wear tight shorts. And for goodness sake, do not wear short, tight shorts. And do not pair short, tight shorts with white socks pulled up to your knees and sandals on your feet. This seems to be a popular look amongst German men in the summer, and it gives me the creeps. Guys, please. I do not need to see all your lumpy, bumpy bits in so much gruesome detail.

2. Women (and men, for that matter): Unless you are actually on a bike training for the Tour de France or something, do not wear bicycle shorts. Even if you have the body of a supermodel, these things just look bad. Bicycle shorts are an article of exercise clothing. They are not meant to be worn while you are shopping, or eating out, or walking around where I can see you.

3. Girls: Platform shoes are dumb. Platform tennis shoes are dumber. And big, white, open-backed, slip-on platform tennis shoes are about the dumbest footwear I have ever laid eyes upon. I had really hoped that this fashion abomination would disappear as quickly as it showed up - but alas, I still see legions of pubescent and pre-pubescent girls clodding around town with these things on their feet, desperately attempting to look trendy and stay upright. Maybe one should take into consideration that I'm 5 feet 10 inches tall, so 6-inch platforms are about the last item of footwear I would consider buying. But even if I were 4 foot 1, I can't imagine that I'd want to strap pontoons onto my feet before heading out on a shopping foray. Why? Why? Why?

4. Boys: Uh... Well, summer or winter, it's vaguely irritating to see kids running around trying to look and act like little gangsters or mini-gigolos, but I guess just as the girlies seem to jump headlong into the role of Scantily-Clad Sex Object, the boys eagerly embrace the role of Big Tough Man. One can only hope that it's just a phase, and that they'll get tired of all the preening and posing. But I digress. Fashionably speaking, boys are generally just sorta there.

5. Mobile phones in little cases strapped to people's belts are even worse.

Visible Panty Line (also known as VPL) - Girls, if you're going to wear tight polyester pants, please look at yourself in a mirror from behind before you walk out the door. VPL effectively ruins any and all attempts at looking hip and sexy.

Dressing exactly like your friends - Silly when you're 10. Ridiculous when you're 15. Downright frightening when you're 20 or older.

Tight white pants - They look gross on everybody.

Sunglasses after the sun has gone down - I mean, please.

Tank tops (or vests, in England) for men - Gag.

The average body weight distribution of a man is:
47% trunk and neck, 34% legs, 12% arms, 7% head.
Approximately 25 percent of men begin balding by age 30

For women, ages 20 to 74, 62 percent are overweight and about half of that population (34 percent) is obese. 25.8% of women 20-24 are obese.
One in 200 American women suffers from anorexia Two to three in 100 American women suffers from bulimia

For women and men, It is estimated that 8 million Americans have an eating disorder – seven million women and one million men
An estimated 10 – 15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are males
Treatment of an eating disorder in the US ranges from $500 per day to $2,000 per day. The average cost for a month of inpatient treatment is $30,000. It is estimated that individuals with eating disorders need anywhere from 3 – 6 months of inpatient care. Health insurance companies for several reasons do not typically cover the cost of treating eating disorders The cost of outpatient treatment, including therapy and medical monitoring, can extend to $100,000 or more
Anorexia is the 3rd most common chronic illness among adolescents 95% of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25 50% of girls between the ages of 11 and 13 see themselves as overweight 80% of 13-year-olds have attempted to lose weight

The list does, in fact, go on, but I'll spare you and stop now. And I'll also write a brief disclaimer. No, no one died and appointed me Chief of the Fashion Police. Summer or winter, my own daily uniform usually consists of comfie clothing in either pink or black and a pair of flippies or clogs. I own what some people might consider "dubious" articles of clothing - pointy boots; a fuzzy, fluorescent pink fleece; numerous hats that can make me look like anything from a beachcomber to a cancer patient to a boy - and I wear all of this clothing with gusto. I'm definitely not beyond making fashion mistakes myself, as almost any photo of me as a teenager will demonstrate.

But I think I generally know what looks okay on my body lately, and I'm always astounded that other people don't even seem to own a mirror. Yes, that's mean. Yes, I'm being a catty snob. You may say, "Well, not everyone cares about appearances so much, and anyway, people should wear whatever makes them happy." Yeah, whatever. People can wear whatever makes them happy. And I can write about whatever makes me unhappy. And other people's summer clothing is making me mighty unhappy lately, IT'S DECEMBER!

And I think the rain and wind are making me cranky.