Friday, October 30, 2009

Technology Update

Just thought you all should know that I totally kicked my bluetooth thingy's butt. It is my slave. I will now talk hands-free. Yes.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hi, I'm Twenty-One and Technology Scares Me

I got a new cell phone. It has a touch screen and I lurve it. I also have no idea what I'm doing. My (16-year-old) brother helped me set it up and then he left. And I'm kind of afraid of it. Seriously, the first thing I did was go online and buy protective phone & screen covers. Because you do not spend that much on a phone and then scratch it to heck. I put the little clear cover thingy that comes on it to keep it nice until you use it BACK ON for the time being.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go have a panic attack while trying to set up my bluetooth thingy.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Surviving & Thriving

I had to drop a class. An English class, no less. Which means that I have to find space for one more upper level English class before next year. Probably this summer. And I could be panicking. But I'm not.

I refuse to let one class make me feel like a failure. I've got four other classes and I'm holding either A's or B's in all of them. I would even dare to say I'm thriving.

For the first time in my life, a paper is just a paper. It's not The End of The World. It's not Time To PANIC. I don't sit down and stare at my notes and cry for an hour before I can even get started. It's just. a. paper. And every Wednesday when I sit down to pound out 3 pages for my 4:30pm class, I can't help but think, "Is this what writing a paper has always been like to everyone else?"

The funny part of all this is that I've been weaning off of my anxiety medication. The pretty yellow pills that I have popped every day for years are going away and it feels good.

So I am not going to panic. Instead, I will focus on the classes I sitll have, and on Monday I might actually wake up early to register for next semester. Maybe.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Dear FOX,

I was just kidding. I knew you'd be awesome and just start my show when the game ended. I never doubted you.


P.S. And Baseball, I'll give you another chance. Just don't do it again. I mean it.

I Might Cry

Dear Baseball,

I would appreciate it if, in the future, you stuck to your allotted time. I really don't think you need TWO EXTRA INNINGS to play a game. I know you've got that "all American thing" going on, but I really don't care. I've got stuff to watch. Stuff more interesting than you. Besides, what's more American than a British guy playing a character with an American accent?! Nothing, that's what.

And don't think you can make it up to me by ending the game at 8:35. I've missed over half of my show. So next time, it will be you sitting on the couch watching a sport you hate on the TV praying for someone to freaking score so you can just watch your freaking show.


P.S. FOX, you can bite me. Don't put a new House episode on your schedule for Monday night when you're only going to show an extra long sports game AND the post game show.

P.P.S. Possibly I am overreacting, but I need my tv time. It is my escape from reality. Plus, I get a ton of reading done during commercials without feeling like I'm doing homework at all.


Surprisingly, at least for the moment, I am enjoying fall.

Pashminas, pumpkin spice lattes (yes, I have jumped onto that bandwagon. delicious.), football, adorable flats, sweaters, weather that doesn't make me sweat like a man. I might actually be able to love that.

(pictures by me, of campus yesterday)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Where in the World?

To get your travel fix, head over to Teasingly Diverse, where I have contributed to Where in the World Wednesday. Check it out!

My own wedding Wednesday coming later, unless psychology fries my brain.

Monday, October 5, 2009

My Dream Home...

...has a clawfoot bathtub. Deep enough to actually submerge my entire body and long enough I can lie down. Because while some may argue that baths are soothing because they remind us of being in the womb, I refuse to accept any argument that says lying in a bath in fetal position makes it better.

The perfect bathtub possibly looks like this (thank you Kohler) and possibly only costs a few thousand dollars. Like five.

Pretty sure the best I get for a while is my mineral bath soak.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturday Snapshots

...which is totally not my thing but is definitely the thing over at Teasingly Diverse.

The prompt:

Open up your pictures folder {whichever you desire}
Close your eyes
Swirl around your cursor and whatever it lands on POST!

Here we have a kind of crap picture of the view from my window in London. You can't quite tell, but it was kind of fabulous.

P.S. This is possibly much more fun than "Foto Friday" or whatever crap I made up.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Check it Out!

I have a new header! Nikolett at Better Than Coffee held a contest for a new header (designed/made by that a duh?) and then awesomely offered one to everyone who entered. Woo! I heart it. What do you think?