Monday, August 31, 2009

Explanations for My Recent Falling Off of the Blogosphere

1. Valerie & Zach's beautiful wedding last night (2.5 hours away from me)
2. working three jobs (now down to one for the next two days, then none)
3. attempting to share my "free time" between loved ones that I must say farewell to
4. my going away party Saturday night
5. a Top Secret evening with a few of my favorite people
6. too little sleep, hence laziness & crankiness
7. packing/cleaning/organizing in anticipation of my departure for the UK on Thursday
8. anxiety (not the blogging kind, though) about my passport/visa and how they are not in my possession... and a related feeling of impending doom about said passport/visa and my upcoming flight to London
9. lack of creative feelings because of a combination of numbers 1 through 8
10. inability to accept the changes occurring and about to occur in my life

I hope this post made up for my recent lack of blognicity.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

People We Can All Do Without

Today I read a list by Melanie of You Are My Fave. The list is actually on The Voyage of V, as she was a guest blogger today. I think it is fantastic, so check it out here.

I'd like to add a few to the list of people we can all do without:
* people who take up the entire sidewalk even though you are coming toward them
* people who explain jokes, etc. that you understood well enough on your own
* people who repeat themselves
* people whose parents call into the college bookstore for them (at age eighteen!) two weeks early to make sure all of their books are available NEW and request said books to be placed on hold so their son/daughter won't have to get books that may have a note or highlight here and there
* those people's parents
*people who walk up to the Textbook Information desk requesting info about a book, without the name or author of the book, or name of the class, or basically anything helpful at all
* people who stop in the middle of the road without putting on their turn signal and get upset with you for not reading their mind and stopping to let them turn

Okay, I think this is going a bit far, so I'm going to end it here. I hope you enjoyed, and go read Melanie's post!

Summer Loves

I've put up a new list on [scattered thoughts by breenuh] called "Summer Faves."

Jump on over and check it out! I promise to put a new list up on here soon :.)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Reasons I Would Run

I would run if I were/was:

1. being mugged.
2. late to class/work/a meeting.
3. close to missing the bus.
4. really, really hungry and about to miss a homecooked meal.
5. being chased by an apparition.

I would not run to work out. Many people enjoy running, but I am not one of those people. I wish I was, because I feel like they enjoy it so much, but it hurts my hip. And it's boring. I'd rather work out on the elliptical trainer, boxercise, kick box, zumba, dance, or do pilates. Or, to be honest, sit on the couch ;.)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Top Nine Favorite Alcoholic Beverages

[again, in no particular order]

1. Zinfandel (or any other nice red wine)
2. Long Beach Iced Tea from California Pizza Kitchen
3. Seven & Seven (whiskey & ginger ale)
4. cider (preferably Magner's)
5. hefeweizen (Paulaners is a good one) with lemon
6. Corona with lime (or lemon)
7. margarita on the rocks with salt
8. fruity margarita from Chevy's or El Torito
9. Sangria

Friday, August 14, 2009

My Top Seven TV Shows & When to Watch Them

1. Will & Grace (Watch while home sick--it will cheer you up.)
2. Veronica Mars (Watch with a friend, several episodes at a time. If fro-yo is involved, even better.)
3. House (Watch late at night, especially if you can't sleep.)
4. Prison Break (Have a marathon on a rainy weekend. You can't watch just one.)
5. Gilmore Girls (Watch when you're not feeling sociable.)
6. The Office [US version] (Watch with a group of friends or when you feel like procrastinating.)
7. Firefly (Watch any time, but watch the episodes sparingly and savor them because there's only one season plus a movie.)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Books on my "To Read" List

1. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
2. Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock
3. Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood by Jennifer Traig
4. Hollywood Station by Joseph Wambaugh
5. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers
6. Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
7. Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test edited by Mark D. White
8. The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty
9. What Would Audrey Do? by Pamela Keogh
10. Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar... by Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein
11. Atonement by Ian McEwan

If only I could finish Brisingr by Christopher Paolin so I can make a dent in this list by the end of the summer. I have less than 50 pages to go, so hopefully I'll finish it tonight!