Sunday, May 30, 2004

We are done!!!!

Graduation was today and there are no more parties to go to. I didn't go to any parties today. Lexsea, Jeff and my mom and possibly Corey went. I don't really know these kids, so it is kinda weird to go to them. I did have to wear a dress to graduation though. I also wore high heels. I wore my sister's and she wore mine acutally. Mine were taller than her's so I didn't complain.

Corey thinks people in Eldora may think he and I are dating so we were thinking bout fueling those rumors today. We didn't actually do anything we discussed such as holding hands and making out. Corey, my mom and I have spent much of the weekend together going to these parties, and many people have seen us together. We thought someone was looking at us at one point trying to determine if we were. It probably didn't help that he and I kept talking about me taking care of his unit. We were actually referring to his beeper and walkie-talkie thing for the ambulance, but we called it his unit because it sounded bad. He said if anyone asked him about us he was going to say we were. Corey is going to be 31 on Tuesday and I need to remember to send him a card or something.

I have been trying to decided when I am going to do all the stuff I want to do this summer, and I just don't know. Today my aunt invited me to go along on their road trip. They are heading out to the west coast, which was on my list anyway for obvious reasons. This way it would be basically free for me and I would get to spend some time with them and Josh, if it all works our right. I used to spend a week with them during the summer, but haven't been able to since I started working at the lab. My problem is I need money and taking vacations doesn't earn me money. If I knew what I was going to be doing at the lab this summer, that would help too. I was planning on doing RAGBRAI this summer again, but I dont' really want to because I want the freedom to do other things. That wouldn't make my dad happy, especially since he has already paid for it. At least RAGBRAI would be cheaper without me there. He wouldnt' have to buy me food.

I obviously have too much time on my hands since I have written all these long boring posts the last few days. Maybe I will go back to IC early tomorrow so I can go to work even though I don't have to. I need moeny so desperately right now. My mom knows this and is being great about it. She is even willing to help me with plane tickets if I need it just so I can work at the lab. She asked me to come home to clean the house which meant I missed out on two days of work, and she has been worrying about it the whole weekend. Sometimes I hate money.

Saturday, May 29, 2004

I tired...

The graduation party went well. A bunch of my family came, even my cuz from Georgia. Lexsea got soooo many gifts. A lot of them were towels. I think I smell like a taco. I manned the taco meat most of the time. I think I missed the memo about wearing pink to the party. I wore a brown shirt and everyone else wore pink or another pastel color. I told everyone I wore brown in case I spilled taco meat on myself.

Tomorrow is graduation and then we are done. I totally forgot about graduation. When my dad left he said "See ya tomorrow" and I asked him why. I couldn't figure out why he was coming back.

I just made a pizza. I didn't eat a whole lot at the party. I think I eat dinner at this time a lot too, so I tend to get hungry around 10:00.

Josh's sister called me right before we left to ask who was on Saturday Night Live tonight. I got to talk to Josh too, which was nice.

I have to go do the laundry now and change into some comfier clothes. I don't think 'comfier' is a word, but I am going to use it anyway.

Friday, May 28, 2004

Dust Bunnies Attack!!!!

My sister and I spent about 4.5 hours cleaning the house today. Lex and the Swiffer bonded. She actually named two of the. We had dust bunny races and bunnies fell from the ceiling. We also started writing a musical about dusting. We have some good looking choreography. My sister choreographed the last musical they did, so I bet she will come up with some good stuff in the future. I was sneezing a lot today. I don't think the floor can ever be clean. We swept, then swiffered abou 3 or 4 times and there is still dirt on the floor. My sister actually saw a large June bug carrying around some dust bunnies the other day.

Tonight my mom, Corey and I will be going to graduation parties. My sister will also be going, but with her boyfriend and other friends. AFter that it looks like we will be setting up for my sister's party tomorrow afternoon. We still have some cleaning to do before then too. Lex needs to clean her room and we have to get stuff off the front porch. I forgot to grab a bra when I took a shower today and when I went out in a towelto get one Corey and Jeff were sitting in the living room. I love that!!! At least I warned them before I ran to the laundry room.

It seriously looks like we have weed growing near our porch. It wouldn't surprise me if we did. There is a lot of weird stuff under that porch.

My sister found me a belt with my name on it!!! Right on the end it says 'Chelsea Girl' and has a picture of a girl wearing a plaid hat. It's pretty cute, though it has more pink than I tend to wear at any one time. I better not loose any weight because I am on the last notch on it or I can just wear it with pants that actually fit. My mom also got me an anklet with flip-flops on it.


The parties weren't sooooo bad. The food was good. You can tell it's small town Iowa when two of the three parties have BBQ pork sandwiches. Corey and I acted like little kids and picked on eachother the whole time. My mom claims Corey as a son because his parents are the same age as mine. He acts like my brother too. We tried to convince somone we were brother and sister, but then my mom ruined that by telling them we weren't. We actually threatened to go out and settle our differences outside at the last party. We just went and got more punch. After I signed one person book he signed on the same line "accompanied by the Rev. Corey Larson". He also put his cell phone and sunglasses in my purse and decided that was all I was good for. He is always trying to torment me as an older brother would. I guess he is pretty much the older brother I didn't have. If he hadn't come with us to the parties, I may have gone crazy. Dust bunnies, little sleep and graduation parties can do that to a girl. He was showing the remodeling being done on the parsonage, because I made him, and his new bathroom is as big as Josh's old room. It has two sinks!!!

We also set up for Lex's party tomorrow. I did help for a while. I even ran home to get some stuff my mom forgot. Then I found my bouncy ball in my purse and Jeff and I played with that for about 10 minutes. I have that boy trained well, I asked Lex to get me a bottle of water, since she was standing, and he went and got it for me when she refused. He also likes The Daily Show and Family Guy. I like him!!

I forgot to mention that Norpel called me as we were heading into of the parties. That didn't make me happy.

I took it again out of curiousity

Inigo Montoya

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I couldn't tell you what I did differently. I actually thought I wouldn't get Inigo, because I don't really hold grudges.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

When I went to pick up my pictures today they only had two of my three rolls of film. They don't know where the other one is!!!

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I love this weather!!!!

If could stay right around 60 degrees all year round I would be happy. I think I may walk to work today because it is soooo nice. I would ride my bike, but the tires are a little flat and I don't have a pump. I really need a new front tire anyway.

I just found the remnants of one of the black belt's collars outside by my steps.

Without my roomies here I can wander around my apartment with just my towel on after my shower. I don't have to worry about the guys coming in while I am doing my wandering, or trying to scare me, like Adam (Rey's fiance)always does. I wander around the apartment in my towel, but when I go to change clothes I still close the door.

All the mail we got yesterday was for me!!! I haven't gotten any mail, except a few pieces of junk mail, for months. One even contained a check for $25 from the UI as compensation for a research study I participated in. I am going to the bank today. Maybe my paycheck has arrived!!!

If you guys want better copies of the pictures I have on my blog I can easily send them to you. They got a little distorted when I posted them.

I bought a new Dr. Pepper lip gloss as well!!! I am pathetic.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Josh called me today!!!!! It was nice to finally talk to him again. I haven't talked to him, other than an email or two, since last Wednesday. Now that I can call him, I need to figure out a time to go visit him. My uncle is a pilot for Delta so I am hoping I can get some cheap tickets through him. I am not sure how that all works though.

I had been complaining all day because I hadn't gotten any good emails or phone calls, then when I get home Leah is online. As I am talking to her Josh calls. Just as he an dI were going to hang up, my sister calls me and as I am calling her back and talking to leah again my friend Nicole gets online and starts talking to me. It was crazy. I was in three conversations at once for a few minutes.

Time to go read my book so I can get to bed before 4am today. I actually have to get up and get stuff done tomorrow. I ate too many pokey sticks.

I was just downstairs donating blood. I didn't do it just to get the free t-shirt. While I was sitting during my 10 minute rest after donating I learned that Fitzy's is closing. No one knew if the Brewery is closing as well.

For Amanda

I used to be undecided, but now I'm not so sure.

Roscoe Pertwee

Sunday, May 23, 2004

All alone again...

It looks like I am going to be all alone in my apartment again. One roomie will be back the 30th I believe and the other gets back on the 15th. I am going home probably Wednesday night or Thursday morning for my sister's graduation, so I won't be alone here for too long.

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More pictures...stop me at any time

My sister and her boyfriend Jeff in front of my church the day after prom last year. He isn't really shorter than her. I believe he is actually an inch taller yet probably weighs less than she does.

I don't think many of you have met my future roomies so I thought you may want a picture.
I just realized you may want names. Nicole is on the left and Joanna is on the right. I met them while in the dorms sophomore year. Joanna lived across the hall from me and we bonded over Buffy. Nicole hung out at our end of the hall a lot. Nicole and Joanna are total opposites on most things and I kinda fall into the middle. We have some great arguments together.

At least Amanda took a chunk out Tacia while breaking her cute new shoes.

Kristen takes a shot at Tod.

Nick, Tacia, me, Josh, Frostin' and Amanda at the banquet.

I love Tacia's expression in this picture.

Look how pretty Amanda made my hair!!!

I hate buying clothes.

I have to go shopping. According to my mom, I need new clothes for my sister's graduation party. I am probably going to be serving walking tacos at her party, so I don't know why I need to get so dressed up. Apparently they need to come from the Gap as well. She bought me some stuff online that I returned and had to take a gift certificate from there instead of putting it back on her card. Now I am supposed to use the card to buy some clothes. The only problem is, I don't like any of the clothes there. I went in there Friday to find something and all I got was a black t-shirt, one of their plain 'favorite-fit' t-shirts. I admit I do like these shirts and own several of them, but when that is the only thing I like there that can be a problem. I think I may get a pair of jeans with the remaining money. I need the jeans and I don't know what else to get. Of course that means I would have to go somewhere else to get clothes to wear to the graduation party and I would have to pay for them by myself, and I have very little money. My actually bought me the dress I wore to the banquet to wear to graduation, but I don't want to get that dressed up and my sister has the same dress and I think she is going to wear it. I hate clothes shopping because I can never find anything I like other than shoes, and I have way more shoes that I actually need.

Around 2:00pm...

I bought some new clothes!!! I bought a couple shirts, one brown (AKA bittersweet) and one and orangey red (AKA ojai ginger), at target and I got a new pair of jeans with my gift card. I really like the jeans eventhough I paid full price for them, or rather my mom did. I decided it was better to spend that much money on something I would wear more than once or twice. I called my mom to tell how I had spent her money and I ended up at Old Navy buying her and my sister flip-flops. I won't have to do laundry anymore becuase I have enough work worthy shirts to get me through to Wednesday now and a pair of jeans!!!

I am sure no one else does this besides me and my sister's boyfriend, but on the registers at Old Navy it says 'ONA' and every time I look at it I think 'DNA'. The 'O' is very square and looks a lot like a 'D'. I think it comes from being a biology major working in a genetics lab.

I believe my sis is actually going to be in town tomorrow on a 'field trip' for one of her classes. She is done with school on Wednesday so they have nothing to do anymore. They are saying they are going to the Amana colonies, but I have a feeling they are going to end up at the mall. I told her to call me if that happens.

Maybe I will finish cleaning my room now. I really do have too much free time anymore.

I haven't slept yet, but it is a new day and raining again.

I did get some work done on my closet. It looks much better, but the rest of my room looks somewhat worse. I did fill a bag with clothes I don't want anymore. I have a ton of laundry too. I need to wash my sheets and comforter as well as two weeks worth of clothes. I think I am going to do some later today, after I sleep for about 8 hours, and take the rest home. I really need some clean jeans.

Kristen and Tod came over and we ate pizza and watched six episodes of Alias. I made them take it home so Tod wouldn't go crazy before seeing the next episode. He was addicted before we even started watching it. I also got to ride in their shiny new car!!! It is way better than my car, but it really could use the hover conversion.

My mom called to let me know I lived on the third floor and if there was a tornado, it could be bad being on the third floor. I told her I was going to climb onto the roof and act as a lightening rod. Corey, our pastor, was in the background yelling about how beer and tornados don't go together.

Time to fall asleep to the sound of thunder and rain on my window.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Now for my third post today...

I just finished watching the series finale of Angel. It was really, really good. It was the perfect ending. I told Amanda I would call her after I watched it, because she called me on Wednesday, but I hadn't seen it yet. Can't do that since her phone died, and she is probably busy anyway.

Time to clean the closet while listening to the soundtrack to the Buffy musical. My roomies aren't here so I won't get yelled at for belting it out.

Look at all the pretty pictures!!!

So I figured out the photoblogging thing. It is very nice.

Tacia with Tacia 

Tod with Tod 

Josh with Josh 

The Frostin' with The Other Frostin' 

All the girls: Elaine, Kristen, Amanda, me, Tacia, and Linda. 

How to hang a pinata.

Josh and me being dorks 

Amanda about to break her cute new shoe on Tacia. 

Amanda and me with our awards.  

The graduates and their cake made by Kristen.  

Nick, Kristen, Amanda, me and Josh after the banquet.  

Whaddya think???

I have now changed my templatefor this thing twice in less than 12 hours. I have been wanting to change it for a long time now, but never had the time. Now I do!! Last night I was all about the purple, but today, it looked kind of boring. I decided to check out their templates to see if there was anything I could play with. That is where I found this one. It has purple and navy, two of my favorite colors, and the layout is kinda neat. I still can't figure out why the colors for 'Links' and 'More Blogs' are wrong, but I will. It has a place for me to put a profile, but I figured if you need to read my profile you probably wouldn't be reading my blog. I hate writing about myself anyway. I also noticed they have a thing called Photoblogging that I am going to check out.

You know when you move the wrong way or in a way that seemed totally normal at the time and then you get a nice sharp pain everything you move that way again?? Yeah, I did that. It goes from my neck down my shoulder. This happens to me often. I am not sure if it is due to my mountain biking accident, because it is the same side, or just my great ability to hurt myself. I also think it is partly genetic since my dad has the same problem. At least I still have the very large ice pack thingy I got when I crashed my bike. I was planning on cleaning out my closet today, but with my neck hurting...

I like how I keep inheriting coffee makers when people leave. I got Leah's when she moved to Germany and now I have Josh's. I must admit I like Josh's better because the coffee comes out at a temperature that I can actually drink right away without burning my tongue off.

I must say I enjoy this weather much better than the last few days. It is currently sunny and in the 70s. I could do without the wind, but it is helping get the cooler air into my apartment right now, so I won't complain until I have to go outside.

Friday, May 21, 2004

I am bored. I don't know what to do with myself anymore. I haven't spent a Friday night alone in about 2 months. I watched Angel from last week, but I was tired and it wasn't the same as watching it with someone else, so I didn't watch the series finale like I planned. I feel kind of lost with all this free time. I don't have any homework and the person I spent the majority of my free time with is gone. I guess I will have to start my habit of obsessive reading once again. Maybe I will clean my room and sort through all my old clothes.

I am sitting in my apartment all alone. I haven't seen either of my roommates since Wednesday. One is on a cruise, but I have no idea where the other is.

It is definitely time for me to go to bed. I am sleeping in tomorrow.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

I am a slacker, or maybe I am just busy.

I went go cart racing for the first time ever!!! It was rather fun. I didn't do very well on my first try, but the second time I totally rocked. I think I may have had the best time in my group that time. My boss, Dr. Smith did better than everyone I think. I wore high quality flip-flops, as usual, and they made me wear those water shoes with socks. Mine were pink and Matt got some snazzy blue ones. The track was inside, which was very nice since it started raining on the way there. Jana did get hurt, a large bruise on her leg, when Sai hit here and she crashed into the wall pretty hard. She actually broke some of the cement. It wasn't her fault. I think we all need to go sometime.

I am currently watching Once More With Feeling. I was planning on running to the mall before heading to the Gym Nest, but I may watch this now. It is really hot in here though, so I am not sure how long I really want to sit in here. I did finally break down and turn on the air conditioner becuase it is soooo humid. I need to get a new fan, becuase mine is too small and it is making funny noises.

I had to say goodbye to Josh yesterday. We did talk about when I might be able to go visit him, so at least I have something to look forward to. Now I just need to save up for the plane tickets. I may have to talk to my uncle, a pilot for Delta, to see if I can get some kind of discount. I may have to fly standby, but at least it would be cheap and I may get a first class seat if I am lucky.

I think I will stay long enough to hear Spike sing his song and then run to the mall. I have a gift certificate to spend at The Gap for clothes for Lex's graduation because, according to my mother, I need some.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

I'm done!!!!

One more finals week is done!!! My last exam only took me about half an hour!!

I am done. I am done. I am done. I am done. I am done. I am done. I am done.

Now it is time to play Twister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roommates should not be allowed to bring over really cute, really large, really sweet, part wolf, dogs over when I am trying to study. He and I shared a cookie. It makes me want a big dog, but then I realize that I don't have any money and the idea becomes less appealing pretty quickly.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Surprise, Amanda!!! I got the same thing.


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This one is different and it is just funny...

gi joe
You're GI Joe with the Kung Fu Grip!! You're
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My inner child is sixteen years old today

My inner child is sixteen years old!

Life's not fair! It's never been fair, but while
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something's gotta change. And it's gonna
change, just as soon as I become an adult and
get some power of my own.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2004

2 down 2 to go

I am halfway done!!! My two hardest finals are out of the way. Tomorrow's shouldn't be too bad. It's Quest for Human Destiny. I just need to read through my notes a few times and I should be good. I actually pay attention most of the time in that class.

I didn't go to work today!! I said I might be in the lab, but gave no guarantee. I got a message from Josh saying he needed some help matting his pictures, so I helped him with that this afternoon. He even let me use a knife!!! I love having a job with so much freedom. I think I may be taking Friday off.

I just procured some caffeine, strawberries, milk, and E.L. Fudge cookies so I am ready to finish off finals week. I can'te wait until about 9:30am Thursday morning when I will be done with my last final.

Time for a cookie!!


I kinda had more than A 'a cookie'. At least I have cut down on my consumption of Hot Tamales and Dots during finals week.

Day 2 of 4...

I am going to have to get used to this new set up. I do like it though.


One final down and three to go. I think my hardest one will be today in Fundamental Genetics. It's funny, because I am a biology major focusing on genetics. You would think this may be my best course since it is what I am interested in. I work in a genetics lab and will be doing deafness related genetics research in this lab during the summer!!! Matt, who is also in my lab and took this class, said it was his worse class that semester as well. I guess that class is just hard and I will have to accept that.

Now, back to studying for the final I have in just over 2 hours.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

I just found out that I forgot to check my tape before taking Angel last week and I only got the first few minutes. Aarrggh!!!

We got our new refrigerator today!! It's all nice and white and I think it may be a little bigger!! It's quite nice having something nice and new!! We didn't even have to clean out the old one or anything!! The guy came and did it all for us! I got my new lease signed today too. I am glad that is all taken care of. I have now used way to many exclamation marks.

The Simpsons is on so it is time for a nap!!

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Sometimes I get so fed up with the people I work with. First of all, they tend to leave their things on my bench and they don't come back to claim it. I made a little sign and taped it on my bench with bright orange tape that says "Please, do not leave your things on my bench". The next day there was a wad of aluminum foil sitting right next to my nice little sign!! My timer has been missing for a couple weeks now. I even wrote my name on the top with a Sharpie. My benchmate's is missing as well. Now we don't have any!! Also, our blue cart has been missing for two days. I need it to go pick up more biohazard boxes, which we seriously need right now.

I got a lot done today. I even made a big mess and cleaned it up. I was filling one of our water carboys and it overflowed. I probably would have got there in time if I had my timer timing it for me. Of course, Matt had to walk by right as I notice what is going on and start swearing and running around trying to turn the water filter off and looking for the blue diapers to soak up the water. He comes in and starts making fun of me, as usual, then he asks if I need help. I was thinking he was trying to be nice, yet I declined because I had it all under control. Then, he adds "I meant mental". He is lucky he was on the other side of the bench and I couldn't throw the beaker of DDH2O I was holding at him. He left after that. No wonder my boss thinks he and I treat each other like brother and sister. He and I basically picked on each other all day. At least it made the day more interesting.

Monday, May 03, 2004

I just added a link to the lab I work in if you are curious. It doesn't have a whole lot on there, but that is supposedly changing. The link is the Molecular Oto Research Lab.