Friday, January 28, 2011

Going to the Zoo

Gosh, I haven't blogged in so long!

OK, it's really been just a week or so.
Last Saturday was a day at the zoo. Brian and I with Tasha and her fiancée. His name is Joe.
They're cute.
So are we.
It snowed.


Brian and I just love owls. They're just so wise and we like to think we're pretty wise ourselves.

When we (NaTasha and I) were in high school, we used "going to the zoo" as a euphemism for something else. Ya, we thought we were really cool.

School is getting so crazy. And that's OK. Work is going well, and it's never dull there. Thanks for sticking with me, all!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Sometimes I just have to be cliche and uber perky

Good things:
1. Eating tons of amazing ambrosia food. And not eating any meat.

2. Running. And finding beauty everywhere.
3. Doing hard things. Like homework, and planning a meal.

4. Finishing freaking amazing books.

5. This amazing thing.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My birthday


Yes folks, I am twenty. It's been a great 2 decades. But I don't want to stop and get all sentimental... I have plenty to do, plenty to see, and plenty to love.

I celebrated my birthday with family on MLK day.



But Tuesday I had school and work, so when I got home I had myself a big glass of milk and a red velvet cupcake from the Sugar Daisy Bakery while I read the paper.
Life is good.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Don't make fun of the owl

Harry Potter is my imaginary boyfriend. I do have a real one, I promise. But I grew up with Harry, and ya, pretty much has a special place in my heart.

You might think this is the DMF about my Harry Potter fetish. But it's not. We are not yet to the climax of this series.

I would like to introduce you to Hedwig. Harry's pet. This is a life-sized stuffed animal of a great snowy owl. I know the eyes are sort of on the creepy side, but I really do love this thing. Don't make fun.


I gave it away... sad I know. But I am trying to declutter my life. And Hedwig is really big anyway. And she ended up dying in number 7, so I suppose it's symbolic in a way.

And I would also like to remind you that I have a writing blog here.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

School begins. Again.


Oh hey, people!

The new semester has started! This is what semester numero cinco has in store:

Spanish 1020--we can only speak in Spanish! Soy nervosa, pero it shouldn't be too different. Side effects may include sentences that include Spanish and English.

Anthropology 1010--can you say huge, annoying general ed class? Ya, I'm not even taking it for gen. ed. credit. I'm seriously one of 175 students in this huge lecture hall in the oldest building on campus. Hooray.

Linguistic 4021--phew! This is where I feel at home! A class full of people with my same major and nerd love. It's lovely.

Linguistics, Language Myths--yay for debates about language! This shall be the random fact class of all classes. Be prepared, readers.

Chrony Class-- it's my job. What can I say.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

That time Beanie Babies were super cool


I'm a Capricorn, and that's why I had a TY Beanie Baby of one.

I had about 50 of them, but I had thing for Beanie Babies with shiny material on them.

Pegasus had a few epic battles with Puck, the evil sprite-dog.

Puck is the tyrant who makes the lives of all those filled with fluff miserable.

I also really love Unicorns.


I gave them all away except my Unicorn.

(And yes, Unicorns are so special that I'm always going to capitalize them for here on forever more.)


Monday, January 3, 2011

Don't make fun of me...

This is the beginning of a new series of posts.

I've been home for winter break, and after much urging and prodding from my dear mother, I'm cleaning out my old bedroom.

Oh the things I have found.

Specimen 1

Crayon Bank.

Note: the purple.
the orange pom-pom on top.
the decals--stamps meticulously cut out and glued on the side.
the words on top--in glorious gel pen--"clowning around."

It was really cool for me back then, OK?


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Book List 2011

A Farewell to Arms—Ernest Hemingway

The Joy Luck Club—Amy Tan

A Thousand Splendid Suns—Khaled Hosseini

Water for Elephants—Sara Gruen

I am the Messenger--Markus Zusak

The Scarlet Letter—Nathanial Hawthorne

The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo—Steig Larsson

1984- George Orwell

Tess of the D’Urbervilles-- Thomas Hardy

Love in the Time of the Cholera--Gabriel García Márquez

The Lovely Bones-- Alice Sebold

The History of Love--Nicole Krauss

Guns, Germs, and Steel—Jared Diamond

The Sun also Rises—Ernest Hemingway

The Voyage of the Narwhal—Andrea Barrett

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir—Bill Bryson

Murder on the Orient Express—Agatha Christie

The Help—Kathryn Stockett

Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close--Jonathan Safran Foer

Three Cups of Tea--Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Leaves of Grass—Walt Whitman