Thursday, December 22, 2005
Sunday, December 18, 2005
so thursday was my last exam, and friday i went in to do some freelance for a company downtown. nice part is they want me back monday and tuesday. already back contributing to the social economy.
friday we leave to go home for a week and a half and the awesome news is that our friends in florida will be back the same dates to visit family. we're already planning a day trip to nyc.
went to see chronicles of narnia. amazingly done. also bought a couple of the books on the way home. interested to reread the series since things are hard to remember when they span back to third grade.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
in true celebratory fashion i plan to go shopping when all is said and done. christmas shopping for everyone, including me.
speaking of money i don't have. i made 250 bucks designing someone's small website. i don't even have to take care of the maintenance, i just had to design the skeleton (for class project even) and then hand it off to another designer.
my CDs came in the mail finally. i shouldn't say finally. BMG is really quick. the site and e-mail they send you says 5-7 days but it rarely takes that long. Aqualung, Robbie Williams, Casting Crowns and Zero7. Also got the new Kelly Clarkson for my husband. Seriously, he likes her. so weird. but my ipod is all filled up and ready to rock.
thanks for the new hip music Mel.
hey, anyone need a graphic designer?
Sunday, December 11, 2005
so far i've made some pretty awesome turkey spinach cheese meatballs (turkeyballs?), spinach artichoke dip, and a cheesecake (which really was a fiasco and i would contemplate ever making another one). who knows. maybe this will be the year my husband actually gains weight from my cooking, instead of losing it.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Monday, December 05, 2005
here's my wishlist: (as inspired by my greedy friend mel)
james blunt - back to bedlam
target gift card(s)
old navy gift card(s)
Scrubs (seasons 1,2 on DVD)
Saturday, December 03, 2005
we're in the midst of what would be called a blizzard if it were happening anywhere other than here. here, it's just lake effect snow. i woke up to over a foot of snow. i'm sick and it's cold out there so i haven't been brave enough to actually go measure it.
this is our back porch. that snow sits on a step that sits a few inches lower than the door. it has been snowing since yesterday afternoon with no break whatsoever. I can't even open the front door of our house. and i'm out of chicken soup. dang.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
to top it all off, Scrubs is back. whoever started that nasty rumor about the show being cancelled and then forcing me to believe it, should be shot. or at least forced to watch reruns of 'who wants to be a millionaire' with regis. i love scrubs. it's the overtly humorous side of death and malpractice. JD is deliciously geeky and the world in his mind is hilarious. Scrubs is back in january. the world is right again.
Monday, November 28, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
i can't wait to pack my bikini and say sianara to the snow.
Monday, November 21, 2005
now whether or not this ACTUALLY happens is still very much up to my husband's agency. they could say, screw all the work and stress and time you put into making this decision. we want to move you to nameless, texas. seriously. there's a town called nameless. anyway. we have to sit and wait. and wait. and wait. so basically they give us two days to make a life-altering decision, and then they take a couple of months to finalize everything. thanks guys. thanks bunches.
Friday, November 18, 2005
by monday we have to decide whether we want to live in New York City or Los Angeles.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Two parts of your Heritage:
2. does anything else matter. i don't think so.
Two things that Scare u:
2. daytime TV
Two of your everyday essentials:
Two things u are wearing right now:
2. wedding band
Two of your Fave bands or artists:
1. ben folds
2. tori amos
Two of your favorite songs:
1. it never entered my mind - Miles Davis
2. fear - Sarah McLachlan
Two things u want in a relationship(other than real love)
1. kisses, and not the hershey kind
1. i procrastinate until i stress out, get sick, and breakdown. and i like it that way.
2. i buy things i will never need. a lot.
Two physical traits in the opposite sex that appeal to you:
1. good hair
2. honest eyes
Two Favorite hobbies:
Two things you want really badly:
1. a new sewing machine
2. to live by the ocean
Two places you want to go on vacation:
Two things you want to do before you die:
1. paint in Paris
2. really affect someone
Two ways you are stereotypically a chick:
1. pms is like a godzilla style rampage where the victims include any happy feeling left in my path
2. i'm self-conscious
Two things you are thinking about right now:
1. i should be writing my paper
2. we're almost out of toilet paper
Two people you would like to do this:
*the above said statement is a complete and exagerated lie. you will never receive chocolate cake, nor will you partake in its yummy goodness.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Today started out gorgeous. 70 degrees and sunshine, early November in upstate New York. It's unheard of. It's obscene. I wished i was a kid again, so I could roll around in the leave piles along the sides of the road without anyone asking me if I needed them to call someone.
Then the rain came, and washed away all my sins. As soon as the power was out, I jumped in the car and went to Target. I'll look for any excuse to go to Target. But power outage and no way to do homework without my trusty devil Mac is a heck of a good one.
So I ended up with a new set of flannal sheets (in preparation for the actual weather we should be having) and a bright pink sweater. A good day it has been, it has been a good day.
(by the way, i love the new retro designs popping up all over the place, from notecards, to wrapping paper, blankets, ect...love it.)
Saturday, November 05, 2005
So these girls are going through this charm course at the church on sunday nights. They're learning to be more ladylike and charming so they can most likely snag that perfect man of their dreams that doesn't even exist but no one has the heart to tell them that life's really not like the movies. Anyway. We're all standing around playing this game, it's pitch dark, no one can see anything 6 inches in front of their face, and yes, oh yes, that guacamoli had it's revenge right then and there in the form of one stinking loud (and if i might say so, awesome) belch.
Friday, November 04, 2005
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Saturday, October 22, 2005
I'm willing to write the longest post i've ever written. Why you ask? Because I'm supposed to be writing a 5 page paper due Monday. It's about a feminist artist from the 70s. Her stuff is really interesting, but as I'm flipping through this 300 page coffee table conversation-killer book i'm bombarded with fat ugly hairy naked women. Saggy breasts and hairy crotches are not my idea of a hot Saturday night. I'm more tempted to go bake an apple pie and play solitaire. But alas, I will prevail. Because this is the last of two papers I will ever have to write again in my life. And that, is worth all the ugly fat naked hairy women in the world to me right now.
I had to break the news to an old friend today that an ex-boyfriend (more like an ex-obsession) died a few years ago in a car crash (or so I thought). I honestly thought she had heard or I had told her, but it was pretty apparent I hadn't when she started reminiscing and asked "I wonder if he's in shape now, and not so rolly polly as he used to be?". I told her. It was awkward. She was shocked. Then she did the research and found the obituary from his hometown paper. She called back to let me know, and although I was glad that I hadn't mistaken or misheard the information, I wasn't, because I really wished I had been wrong after listening to the sadness in her voice.
She's got courage though, for the past few months she's been tracking down old friends, randomly calling them out of the blue and finding out how the heck they're doing. It sounds strange, but if you knew her, which everyone did, you would recognize her voice and smile at the thought that someone thought enough about you to make sure you really had survived the craziness that is growing up and finding yourself. I don't know that I could do that. I'ld be too afraid people wouldn't remember me or that i'ld ask the wrong questions. There's some people I wonder about every now and then, but I know they've remained the most incredible people i'ld ever met, and I wouldn't want to face the dissapointment if I was wrong. Ignorance is bliss I guess, but hopefully for some people bliss is reality.
Sure I complain a lot, and it's raining 24/7 here, i'm cold and I'm stressed, and I wish life was a simple fill in the blanks quiz with a hot fudge sunday ending, but life really is good. Really.
Friday, October 21, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Monday, October 17, 2005
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Thursday, October 13, 2005
• i have 6 more projects this semester.
• it's rained here for a week.
• jack johnson, amos lee, and james blunt are fabulous.
• i'm only sentimental in the fall.
• Just Like Heaven was a good movie.
• i still love old people.
• this post makes no sense.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Friends of ours are coming into town and while i LOVE having visitors there's just that stuff you have to do. Like cleaning your toilets and vacuuming your floor. Oh and clean sheets. ect ect. And then there's the things you want to do, like bake apple pies and grocery shop for lovely meals. So Friday will be jam packed for me.
Today i have to head up to school early, which always sucks. Being stuck on campus just means you have to do things like reading and research. All because they schedule meetings at off times. Normally today i wouldn't leave until 4 but now i have to leave at noon. Big difference.
Oh well. Such is life.
Monday, October 03, 2005
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Friday, September 30, 2005
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Monday, September 12, 2005
Sunday, September 11, 2005
They put a bumper stickers on cars, raise flags, wear shirts. They tell us to "never forget". But honestly. Would we?
Friday, September 09, 2005
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
This is just a slight glimmer of the helplessness the hurricane victims are feeling. It's a horrible feeling. To be completely subject to something out of your control.
On a positive note, friends and I were worried about an old college friend living in the Louisiana area. We've finally heard from him, he and his family are fine, luckily there was minimal damage to their houses.
Monday, September 05, 2005
This weekend I hung out with the Secret Service. Those guys are a bunch of foul-mouthed drinkers. Luckily, Heather and I each bagged one and got a free place to stay. Oh the cockroaches... Anyway, H and I spent the rest of the day seeing the sites and eating great in the Thousand Island region up near the Canadian border. Enjoy my obsessive compulsive photo-taking you picture junkies:
Thursday, September 01, 2005
I'm going to start biking it. It should only take me about 7 hours to get to class. On a day without snow. Dang.
In other unrelated news, my husband just found out he'll be gone much of the month of September. Which is both good and bad. If I want to go to NYC anytime next month I have a free and probably fabulous place to stay. If I don't, the possibility of me having sex for the month is slim.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Monday, August 29, 2005
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Wow. I sound so shallow.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
it was a decent day. I got everything i needed, like books, parking permit, etc. I actually picked up some books online at amazon which i've never done but i saved lots of bucks. Too bad i didn't firgure this out until my last semester.
EDIT: stupid Amazon hadn't updated their inventory lists and one book wasn't available. I'm sueing. For inventory neglegence.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
again. This time was great. I got to spend a couple of days with my mother, one day with my cousin, and some time here and there visiting others. Plus a trip to the beach, Del's lemonade, and some decent shopping trips. All in all it was a fun trip but it's so nice to be home. Even though it sucks here.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Friday, August 12, 2005
Monday, August 08, 2005
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Friday, July 29, 2005
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
I want to say congrats to my friend Mel who had the courage this past week to change her life entirely.
Welcome back Marybeth to the wide world of the suck-you-in-until-the-wee-hours-of-the-morn' internet.
I am so sorry Heather that I couldn't make it to dinner tonight. I literally feel like something slimy crawled up out of my stomach, into my throat and got stuck there while swelling from the heat and causing my esophagus to constrict. Damn slug. I hope you had fun initiating the newest member of the my-husband's-gone-for-the-week-hang-out-with-me club.
I deleted a lot of old pics on here. I just wanted to start over with this nice new BIG sized photos and the other one's looked like thrift-store-rejects compared to the new one anyway. If you miss them, they can be found on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinkerellen/
This is the I-just-realized-I-used-too-many-hyphenations post. Hey, at least I capitalized my I's. Have a good night, my sad lonely never-talks-back internet world.
Friday, July 22, 2005
I know, i know, it's great, i'm doing awesome, one more class down, five to go, but come off it, this really does suck. I mean, i have been lucky enough to not have to work while going to classes, been there-done that, it sucked even worse. And i can't get away from it. Even in my blog. It's there, haunting my very existance. I need a break. I actually WANT to go back to work. For 3 seconds i even thought about just having a kid so i wouldn't have to do anything at all and then i remembered that you can't just keep a kid in a glass bowl or tied up to the fence with a dish of water nearby.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Good news, in August it seems i'll be traveling thrice. Once to Chicago, once to Niagara Falls and once to Rhode Island. While in RI i'll get to see my grandmother, mother, stepfather, maybe my sister and kids, but most definately my cousin. Which is awesome. We're going to sit on the beach, sip Del's lemonade and listen to waves and screaming children. That might be my sister's kids.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
i have some things to tell you.
i'm bored. you have nothing that amuses me anymore and i really should just shut you down and go study for my test tomorrow.
you're a really really bad listener. ok? jerk.
you sort of smell like lime. oh wait, that's the tostitos.
i like the TV better. it's shiny and pretty and it makes me happy.
yesterday i saw a crippled dog with a little roller machine strapped to it's hind legs.
it's raining like the bajeezus out there.
i worked out twice this week and both times i hated it.
i'll see you tomorrow.
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
this weekend we painted the shutters on our house. or should i say repainted. it was the infamous painting fiasco of last summer. we had our shutters on sawhorses in the garage for two months last year. our neighbors were starting to mention our lack of window embellishments. this weekend one can only assume that when they saw us heading to our shutters with our power drill and ladder they all gasped or groaned. but we had them down and up in two days flat. goodbye stark and drastic white, hello warm and inviting buttercream.
my eye is red and burning and this morning i think i pulled an alien out of it.
Friday, June 24, 2005
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Saturday, June 18, 2005
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
I went shopping for my husband's birthday present lastnight. I got him a couple of CDs which i appropriately gave to him before our trip this weekend since that rediculously cool itrip he bought me for Christmas has tragically decided on an MTV-esque career change and no longer plays music but only static and a lot of nothing worth paying attention to. So, CDs and clothes seem to be my trend for him since he has this habit of buying everything he wants when he wants regardless of an upcoming holiday or birthday. I decided clothes were my only option since i'm jobless and pretty much buying him a gift with my ebay 'winnings'. I also decided it was time to take it upon myself to expand his wardrobe. He wears blue, yellow, and darker blue. And of course, the standard white. So an orange shirt and a green tie (not to be worn together) is what I eventually walked out with. I was so tempted by a few interesting shirts that he had a chance to look hot in, but when I spotted the 'metro' tag i decided against them and the inevitable anti-metrosexual (maybe your friends would wear this) discussion.
Thursday, June 09, 2005
to be continued...
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Saturday, June 04, 2005
Monday, May 30, 2005
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
in other news, i have three finals on thursday. 2 i have to study for, and one i just have to spend five minutes talking about.
i'm enrolled in 3 summer classes. who uses biology in the real world anyway, except maybe biologists (?).
i need money. i'm going to go eat a kudos now. i'm making death by chocolate later. carbs are a girls best friend...
Monday, May 02, 2005
moving on, i forgot i have a project due on wednesday morning. no big deal. it's just my final. i'll be fine. i have something to show as is, i just like for things to actually look like i put effort into them. maybe she won't notice.
in other unrelated but utterly important news. i'm on my second box of mint milanos and that nasty pms thing i had last week seems to be subsiding. praise allah for advil.
Saturday, April 30, 2005
so i finished one paper and plan to celebrate by taking myself out to Old Navy. It's a sad sad life i lead. then iplan on getting my butt back to start my second one. or maybe i should be studeous and actually stick around the house and finish all my homework before i celebrate. or maybe not.
it's a rainy kind of day here. perhaps i should shower sometime today.
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Friday, April 22, 2005
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
i received a design award from school which is a sweet deal in and of itself until i found out that it came with money. dang. so i'm thinking, nice, 50 bucks or so. then i find out it's 250 bucks. dang again my sweet friends.
i'm all about the weather lately. yesterday was the first real t-shirt day of the year. i sat in the park with my bag of twizzlers and studied for my japanese art quiz while catching some sunshine. this is the time of year where i can actually drop the pasty-white-ill look.
i need to have a yard sale. zen is all about minimalism and simplicity and my storage closets can attest to the fact that i'm not about that.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Monday, April 11, 2005
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Saturday, March 26, 2005
purchases of the day: the Bridget Jones Edge of Reason DVD, all natural face cream and mascara, and a VS thong (which actually was free: the checkout girl looked totally disgusted that i hadn't purchased anything, but i didn't send myself the stupid coupon).
projects of the day (and many more days certainly): currently i'm working on creating a personal web site using flash elements to give it some interactivity. i'm pretty pleased with the look so far. it's clean and simple, and i think it displays my talents fairly well. also, i'm working on some time lapse photography for a school video project. we're creating a music video for a song our instructor chose. i set up the camera with some cut flowers but they died the next day, so i bought a potted mini-rose plant and that's working out splendidly.
Sunday, March 20, 2005
Monday, March 07, 2005
Sunday, March 06, 2005
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Sunday, February 27, 2005
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Monday, February 07, 2005
the weather is clearing up around here and i couldn't be happier. i even cleaned the car. and debated going for a run. but i've settled on homework and oatmeal cookies. i'm such an exercise enthusiast. maybe, eventually, i'll catch up with Mel's bad habits. but probably not.
Marybeth, i've been putting together a little package for you. you know, the usual. CD, candy, fairy wand, and maxi pads. i think i even threw in toothpicks. yeah, you're gonna love it.
watched Vanity Fair this weekend. (and two hours of the SuperBowl, shame on me). It was a very visually appealing movie and well done, good actors, but i just didn't agree with the storyline. perhaps not a just enough ending...
Sunday, February 06, 2005
Saturday, February 05, 2005
Friday, February 04, 2005
on a side note, if this doesn't work out, i'm hoping to put some business cards over at an art store. we know the owner, he's a pretty nice guy, even had us over for dinner, so hopefully he'll be cool with that. also, i have a friend who's putting my name in with a couple of the big photographers in town. she saw my photos and thought i might make a good assistant. we'll see. i'm not as concerned about work now, as i will be in the summer when i'm only taking a few classes.
anyway, i had a dream lastnight involving my doctor, and my proffessor. just goes to show who i've been spending all my time with. ugh.
Monday, January 31, 2005
mohawk man decided to shave it off last week and now admits to missing it.
i learned more html coding.
yesterday i played in the snow with my husband and kicked his ass. "faceplant"
i just pulled out 11 eyebrow hairs.
we went to the outlets over the weekend and i bought a peacoat that is actually my size.
i wasted my time watching "catwoman". it was a 2 hour long Revlon commercial. i rented it for free, and even then, it wasn't worth it.
make that 12 eyebrow hairs.
i got a parking ticket on campus for 20 bucks. i appealed it. 20 bucks is a lot, man. that's like 2 1/2 whole organic chickens.
i need to remember to water my bamboo plants.
not working is awesome. just in case any of you were wondering.
Sunday, January 23, 2005
Friday, January 14, 2005
lifted today for the first time in, oh, about 3 weeks. bought two pair of $3 shoes at Target. ecstatic. learned i am a size 5 in children's shoes. when informed by my doctor that i had to take antibiotics for the next week, she spent 5 minutes emphasizing the fact that i CANNOT drink while taking the medication or i will surely puke. then i spent 20 seconds explaining to her that i don't puke, i mean, drink. always wondered how one would gain a career at stores such as Staples or Best Buy when they are far beyond the age of part time jobs or college or getting a date. also think one should be able to sue the responsible party when the sun does not appear for entire weeks. as soon as i find out who the exact bastard is, i'm calling my lawyers. am debating finding the local library and perhaps in fact, becoming a member. now that i am a poor college student i cannot afford to waste my money on books at Barnes & Nobles when it's obvious that the mooney should be wasted at Target or a fun store of my choosing. also, believe the ideology of the woman cook to be completely wrong. men are used to handling meat and dirt. it's clearly their responsibility. i'm going on strike.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Thursday, January 06, 2005
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Today i quit my dead-end loser job. I feel great. Poor, but great.
Is it a thousand degrees in here or is it just me?