Monthly Archives: October 2011

[not sarcasm]


I didn’t MEAN to fall off the face of the earth! The past couple weeks have been rough… But I am back! By which of course I mean I am procrastinating! There is absolutely nooooo stuff I should be doing right now!

So I went home for Fall Break last weekend. We left Wednesday afternoon after class and made it in 8 hours flat. Yeah, we stopped like a total of 3 times for 5 minutes each… Actually it went pretty well! I reaaaallyyy missed driving. Got my hands on a steering wheel, and…yeaaaaaahhh. Bwahaha.

It messed with my head to be home…”home”…at home? See, within a few weeks of coming to school, I felt like IT became home, and my incredibly wonderful absolute GEMS of roommates (no sarcasm!) were like family. And then I went…uh, home? And I kinda like my house. And my dog. And having a car to drive fast (if Dad’s reading this, by that I mean “fast” as in “five under the speed limit”… riiiiiiight!). And my brother who is not too scaredy-cat to sing with me no more. And my sister who plays piano like nobody’s business at only 12. And my other sister who plays soccer and creams the opponent. And my dog. Did I mention my dog? Soooo cute. See look.

I was definitely NOT ready to come back to school and work and stresssssss. Mucho stress-o, let me tell you. I haven’t been blogging because I’ve been miserable! Nothing, nothing, nothing has been awesome! That’s saying something. I have a project in a hard class… and it’s literally been on my mind day and night, every minute, just killing me! But it’s due tomorrow, so whether we’re ready or not, it’s about to be over… It’s rough on me not having a minute to myself without feeling guilty. I’m such a miser for free time now, it’s such a commodity. That’s me, huddled in the corner, clutching a free five minutes with gnarly talons of hands, rocking back and forth chanting, “Coffee! Coffee! Coffee!”

If anyone asks, I’ve quit coffee. Mmhmmm. In spirit anyways. I mean well. It’s the thought that counts, right?

But maybe all I needed really was some contraband caffeine and 20 minutes on my guitar? Because that’s what I just did and I feel better… for now anyways! The world may come to an end at 9am tomorrow, but at least I’ve got a few minutes now!

What you don’t know is that I’ve spent all my weekend doing accursed chemistry homework… Scratch that, a short break to do engineering homework, and another short break for German. This is because the Honors class is leaving on Wednesday to go to Waco, Texas and attend a big ol’ conference. Huzzah long drives! Huzzah dress clothes! Huzzah lectures and getting lost on a big campus! (sarcasm) Huzzah staying in a hotel room with only one other person! (not sarcasm) Huzzah 15 passenger vans filled with loopy smart people! (may or may not be sarcasm…)

Anyways. I’ve been productive. And now I am tired. And going to take a nap. Which is awesome. Naps are for sissies, but awesome sissies. I’m nothing if not inconsistent!


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Captain’s Log

Well!  I really don’t have any idea where to begin…  It’s been one heck of a week, let me tell you!  I’ve been really worn out… Some of it is behind me now but there’s still plenty to come.  The good news is Fall Break is coming!  I’ll be leaving for home Wednesday afternoon and won’t be back till Monday!  Even Fall Break is pretty booked though–haircut, chiro appointment, seeing about getting jobs for Christmas Break, what have you… It’ll be interesting…

Engineering points: Figure out how the heck I took this picture. Those are my knees in the foreground.

I started something in the middle of this week when I was really going crazy.  I felt like I didn’t have a minute to myself, and everything was buzzing around in my head and driving me crazy.  The stress level was truly skyscraperish.  So then I said, wrap that helically around an axis, and I sat down for 30 minutes and began a captain’s log.  Or something.  I wrote down everything I’d done that day, including as many details as possible, in one long streak with no pauses or breaks.  Then at the end I put in a list of things I had yet to do, and a list of things on the schedule for tomorrow.  It really helped me order my thoughts and feel on top of things, and I haven’t missed a day since.  In fact I’m about to go log today as soon as I finish this blog post!

[One of] My wonderful roommate[s] brought me one of those propeller-on-a-stick things…  I love it.  It is green and it flies fantastically!  Some cool beans right there!

Besides that, I’ve been chilling out all day… aaand not so much chilling as I attack the scheduling of interviews for our Honors class project, but hey… could be worse, yes?  That’s my motto.

By the way, these pictures are from all this week at various times… Especially this one, which was taken by another of my wonderful roommates (really I’m not sarcastic at all when I say that, promise!) when she stole my camera… heh.  A little editing and it’s actually kinda cool!

P.S. the C key on my computer has stopped working.  As well as the left click mouse button.  As well as the right arrow key.  Thaaank goodness I’m getting a new one when I get home!

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Daily Drawing

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You Know, Whales.

Hullo hullo hullo, what’s all this?

Well the fam has just taken off again in the fam-mobile (minivan…) after coming down here to school to see me.  Which was rather nice, actually.  Crazy to see meine Geschwister again, and nice to see mein Eltern as well.  My mommy bought me stuff (mommies are nice that way haha!) and my daddy fixed…my…fridge… THAT was exciting!  What will be craziER will be when I get home for Fall Break in roughly two weeks and get to see how the household has been changing without me!  I hadn’t realized how independent I’m getting used to being really.  But that was fun.

I stuck these whales on my door.  I named the pink one Maurice.  I like that name.  And the blue one, not surprisingly, is named…Phil.  I name everything Phil, you know.  Phil is a bit sarcastic at time, I’m afraid.  The speech bubbles change often, I make them out of Sticky Notes!

A lot of stuff has gone on, and mainly I am exhausted… I’m working out this whole college thing, and making a lot of decisions.  Things like, no more Honors community after this… things like, holy moly am I in the right major or WHAT… things like, I need to get a job at Christmas break… things like, papers and the people who grade them can kinda ruin your life sometimes… things like, nobody has power over me with an impossible standard unless I let them…  I find out lots of stuff about me.  Like apparently I do much better on my chem homework if I get my Usher on.  Wow I sound like a dork!

Later this evening I’m going to my German teacher’s house and we’re all making German foods.  I’m making…potatoes…  Pretty hard to mess those up, right?

Awesome stuff:

  • Sister sleepovers.
  • Roommates watching Chopped on a laptop, keeping up a running commentary about “French,” “Boston,” “Japanese,” and “the other one.”  These people have names I’m sure, but we don’t know them.  Also I want to try sardines sometime…
  • Food from home.  Aaaahahahahaha.  FOOD FROM HOME.
  • Realizing that like a month and a half later, this whole campus is my home and all my friends and I have inside jokes just like I have with my siblings…
  • Upside-down fridge handles.
  • Leopard-print duct tape and a crafty mom.  Nanananana boo boo.
  • Tea.  (not so awesome: plumbing problems, yaaaay freshman dorms!
Quick Story: You know how people in Britain say “Cheerio!” right?  Noooot sure whether it means hello or goodbye but whatever, it sounds cool!  Well, one night the roomies and I started saying that… and it morphed into “Cheerios!” and then I decided to say random other names of cereal.  So now when I leave, more often than not, I say, “Lucky Charms!” and whatnot.  Makes life interesting, though anybody walking by outside while I leave the room is probably totally confused.

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