Sunday, September 30, 2007


Today while sitting in the front pew in church, trying desperately to pay attention, I frequently wondered why instead of looking up at the speaker I was slouched over to one side, drooling on myself. Why instead of seeing the familiar wooden pulpit with a be-shirted and -tied man behind it, I saw an endless sea of hominy.

I should start getting to bed earlier on Saturdays.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Let Me Be Brief

I'm pretty disappointed that I haven't had my camera with me, or even batteries in my camera, for the past month or so. I've seen so many stunning visuals that I would love to share with the world, but will never be able to. Although I'm glad you can't see the bread of ugliness I just made for a bake sale on campus, because I'm kind of disappointed in that, too.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Day of Folly: My Own and Others'

First thing this morning I am sent to pick up a form from a woman in another office on campus. Not only do I unintentionally make up a new name for this woman, but when I return to my office I find that I've gotten the wrong form.

In a class where the rows of desks are far too close together, I accidentally fall all over this nice music theory major I'm trying to scootch past. At least it ends in an interesting conversation, rather than angry words.

Riding across campus on the way towards the library, I see this girl. She is wearing a dress that would best be described as a Slutty Grandma/ Circus Tent amalgam. It is a thing of horror, but I cannot look away.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Blargh, the Cold

My nose alternately pours snot like a faucet and feels sealed up with bricks and mortar. I can feel my pulse in my forehead. My soft palette is all sore. I can only cough weak little wussy coughs because I haven't the energy for big, rollicking coughs. I have a steadily-growing pile o'kleenex next to the couch and my sbeech souds subthig like dis.

When my roommates ask me how I'm feeling, what am I supposed to say?

"Gee, I feel great, other than being sick!"

"Man, I sure feel like crap, thanks for asking"

"unnngh.... *little coughs and a whimper* "

On the plus side, I got to stay home from work and most classes today and play Paper Mario while lying on the couch. Surely that makes up for not being able to breathe through my nose for more than 48 hours now?

Saturday, September 15, 2007


We have some friends of a friend staying with us for a few nights, and they are overly apprectiative to the point that I can't tell if they are mocking us or they live very deprived lives.

"Wow, your apartment is so big and open!"

"You guys are soooooooooo nice letting us stay with you!"

"Oh my gosh you UNFOLDED. YOUR. FUTON. for us?!"

"Holy smokes there are TOWELS?!!"

While it was admittedly harder than it should have been to rustle up three extra towels for them, really the rest of the stuff didn't need to be commented on. Am I this exuberantly grateful when I'm the houseguest?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Dear Nose and Eyes:

I'd appreciate it if I could spend an entire day, snot-free, itch-free. It's really off-putting to have the girl at the front desk continuously rubbing her eyes with her wrists like a dog or a two-month-old, and I could really use the extra money I'm spending on toilet paper for something else, something like food or rent. The allergies, they are killing me. I'm about ready to do something drastic, like actually buying pills or even looking into acupuncture like my friend suggested a year ago. Please, no more allergies! Riding my bike to school is a chore, reading anything is miserable, even dance parties have to be interrupted in order to blow my nose. This has to stop.

Hugs and Kisses,


Thursday, September 6, 2007

Thoughts on Not Going to Work

It's amazing how wonderful a day off work can be. It's so much more productive and good-feeling than a Saturday, and so much more relaxing than a holiday, and so much more appreciated than any other day.

Today I leisurely cleaned my room, did laundry, cleaned the chinchilla cage, sold old clothes and old movies and old books, bought some new-old pants, bought some groceries, obtained a new bike, ate a delicious dinner with friends, and watched a Bollywood movie. So many things I did!

The only issue now is going back to work tomorrow.