Tuesday, October 27, 2009

wasn't i supposed to write a paper tonight?

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
yes, they are either open or closed.

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
yes, sometimes.

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
they always come out so i've stopped tucking.

4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
i use them like a fiend.

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
every now and then. most of the time we use our coupons.

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
ew ew ew. that wouldn't end good either way.

8. Do you have freckles?

9. Do you always smile for pictures?
ugh...i always make weird faces. it's a little obnoxious.

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
ignorance? but i'm a hypocrite.

11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
not that i know.

12. Have you ever peed in the woods?
i'm sure it's happened.

13. What about pooped in the woods?
ladies don't poop.

14. Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing?

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
on occasion.

16. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
whatever kind people let me drive.

17. What size is your bed?
too tall.

18. What is your Song of the week?
anything by sufjan stevens.

19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
of course.

20. Do you still watch cartoons?
sometimes, yes...

21. Whats your least favorite movie?
alien vs. predator

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
in my bank account. :)

23. What do you drink with dinner?
water. milk. more water.

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
no nuggets for me!

25. What is your favorite food?

26. What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
The Little Mermaid? Pride and Prejudice.

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
mom/dad before coming back to school

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
Friday night! to Marina.

31. Can you change the oil on a car?
in theory.

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?

33. Ran out of gas?

34. Favorite kind of sandwich?
i love me some nutella. or peanut butter and honey.

35 Best thing to eat for breakfast?
banana pancakes.

36. What is your usual bedtime?
usually before midnight. i'm getting old.

37. Are you lazy?
i'm never too far from it.

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
princess. witch. princess. crayon? princess.

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?
i have no idea.

40. How many languages can you speak?
fluently? one.

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

42..Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
legos all the way.

43. Are you stubborn?
you better believe it.

44. Who is better...Leno or Letterman?
Letterman, actually.

45. Ever watch soap operas?
ugh. no.

46. Afraid of heights?
not really.

47. Sing in the car?

48. Dance in the shower?
i have done this.

49. Dance in the car?

50. Ever used a gun?

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
senior photos? summer 05...dang.

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
they have to be.

53. Is Christmas stressful?
it shouldn't be.

54. Ever eat a pierogi?

55. Favorite type of fruit pie?

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
ballerina. something that allowed me to wear heels. doctor. gardener. taxi cab driver.

57. Do you believe in ghosts?
no, Mom calls them spirits.

58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
haven't i taken this quiz before?

59. Take a vitamin daily?

60. Wear slippers?
to class.

61. Wear a bath robe?

62. What do you wear to bed?
whatever i fall asleep in...sweats usually.

63. First concert?
oh jeez...Skillet? Or Coldplay.

64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
TARGET. always.

65. Nike or Adidas?

66.Cheetos Or Fritos?
Fritos, yes.

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
sunflower seeds w/ shells.

68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
i think so actually...

69. Ever take dance lessons?
yes. tap for a tiny bit and ballroom.

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
that's a weird question.

71. Can you curl your tongue?

72. Ever won a spelling bee?
in third grade.

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
i think so.

74. Own any record albums?

75. Own a record player?

76. Regularly burn incense?
no. candles.

77. Ever been in love?
i'm in love with Jesus.

78. Who would you like to see in concert?
Michael Jackson

79. What was the last concert you saw?
Ben Harper in Roma.

80.Hot tea or cold tea?
hot unsweet. cold sweet.

81.Tea or coffee?

82. Sugar or snickerdoodles?

83.Can you swim well?

84.Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?

85. Are you patient?
um...most of the time.

86. DJ or band, at a wedding?

87.Ever won a contest?
yes. a coloring contest.

88. Ever have plastic surgery?

89. Which are better black or green olives?
i like both, in moderation.

90.Can you knit or crochet?
knit my first scarf this past week!

91. Best room for a fireplace?
the library room.

92. Do you want to get married?

93. If married, how long have you been married?

94. Who was your HS crush?
Orlando Bloom, Anakin Skywalker.

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
i might, on occasion.

96. Do you have kids?

97. Do you want kids?
yes, i think?

98. What's your favorite color?
i have a lot of blue things...but i also enjoy a good red every now and then.

99. Do you miss anyone right now?
lots of people!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

i miss sugar!!

I have never craved milkshakes so much! I'm not even being as strict as I started out--I ate tortilla shells and popcorn--but I have not had any chocolate or cake or cookies. No Snickers that were available at my Writing Center meeting last night. No caramel apples that are sitting on our counter. Dang.

Other new things in my life are the two goldfish swimming around their new home in the apartment. Ariel saw that we had an unused glass bowl here and decided to give us a pair of goldfish for a house-warming gift. Now I get to hang out with Jack and Dora when I'm doing homework!

Monday, October 19, 2009

sugar fast update

I already cheated.

I want to be honest, this is way hard. And to be fair, I'm not trying to be legalistic so I'm not going to get too down on myself for not following this thing as strict as some might. I had pasta tonight, not whole grain, so there were your basic everyday carbs involved.

I'm counting today as a success, though, because I did not binge on the leftover apple cake on the counter or eat any of the frosting in the fridge or stick a finger in the Nutella in the cupboard--all things I have done on occasion and sometimes all on the same day. Or within the same hour.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

sugar fast

That's right. I'm doing it, finally. I've been wanting to give up sugar for a while now but never actually did it...and I've decided it's time. I am doing a sugar fast for two weeks (I figured Halloween would be the perfect time to break a fast like this).

So starting today, no sugar for two weeks. Things I will be cutting out include:
-refined sugar (white and brown)
-white breads/crackers
-cold cereal
-things with sugar added (most fruit juices)

Which really leaves me plenty to eat:
-fruit (I am allowing natural sugars)
-whole grains

I've done my homework so I know days 3-5 will be the toughest but once I get to day 7 I'm essentially home free. Also, fasts are traditionally times of spiritual/mental/emotional as well as physical purification and sacrifice, so every time I find myself craving sugar (essentially ALL the time) I'll take that as a chance to instead meditate or think about something outside of myself.
Halloween will mark the breaking of the fast. The plan is to go to Minnesota with friends from Summer Project for a reunion, perfect for breaking a fast--kind of like coming out of hiding back into the community.

Most people probably don't announce their plans for a sugar fast like I have but I find that A. J. Jacobs inspires me to do these things while simultaneously journaling about them and sharing the experience with others. :)

when i stay up late i have questions like this.

When did knowledge become a means to an end instead of the end in itself?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

what i was made for

Today we got our tests back in Singles & Couples, my upper level literature course. For the essay part of the test we had to finish a play that Dr. Neary had set up for us, incorporating a number of characters from the 6-7 works we've read in class so far. That was my favorite part of the test, and to be honest I wasn't sure how well I did on the first short essay part, but no worries! I only had a point off the first part and I made up for it by getting extra credit on the creative section. Dr. Neary wasn't exactly offering extra credit on the test but he wrote that it was brilliant and he actually wanted to see it performed. :)

Thank you Jesus for giving me creativity & a passion for writing.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


This weekend was such a great time in Stevens Point, but it was a break from reality--no e-mail, homework (well, I didn't do the homework I have), or agenda--and now I have to face that reality tomorrow even though I'm not sure I'm ready. No Columbus Day for this woman.

When I got to Point on Thursday night, I was reunited with more than just my Project friends...I saw a friend from SNC who was there for Long Weekend as well, friends from CHS who go to Point, a friend from UWGB visiting for the weekend...it was truly a Small World experience.

On Friday we went out swing dancing and got caught up on everyone's lives. It was great to have so many Project people in one room, remembering our favorite things from the summer. Saturday was for taking a walk by the river, playing games, going out to Grazie's and watching a movie (with a projector and a giant white wall). Today we went to church and carved pumpkins (and ate cheesecake for lunch). I loved all the quality time we had and how we all reconnected so easily.

Now I get to spend tonight reconnecting with Andrea :) and then I have to think about those novels I was supposed to read for this week :( ...Thanksgiving Break anyone?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

long weekend...because we work hard here!

Only two classes today instead of three...a couple hours at work...and then home! That's right, it's Long Weekend--the weekend of the year devoted to not doing homework, getting off campus, doing laundry, stocking up on food at home, and making people from state schools jealous. We're spoiled.

I was so excited last night I couldn't even sleep...I was like a small child on Christmas Eve. Today after work (4ish) I get to drive Greg and Andrea to the airport, where they will depart for Arizona, and then Rachel Schindler and I will make the two hour drive back to central WI.

I'll be home tonight and most of tomorrow, and then I'm headed to Stevens Point. There is going to be a small NMB reunion so I'll get to see people from this summer! I can't wait to see everyone...this time in sweaters and pants instead of shorts and swim suits and work uniforms.

Packing is almost done, now I just want to finish this book before I leave. :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

weekend list

This weekend I accomplished a number of things:

-Listened to Creedence Clearwater Revival. Obnoxiously.
-Learned CCR tabs.
-Read poetry.
-Attempted writing poetry.
-Wished I was a better poetry writer.
-Checked out four new books from the library in lieu of going to class.
-Watched The Kite Runner with Andrea.
-Got my laughs from mylifeisaverage.com.
-Watched the Chicago Bears make a touchdown off a punt return.
-Turned off TV.
-Helped Andrea bake cookies.
-Ate cookies.
-Started reading Dan Brown's new book, The Lost Symbol.
-Watched Saturday Night Live. On Sunday afternoon.