Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It's official...

It's spring/summer.

We've had so much cold weather lately...and as much as I love sweaters and snow, when you've had it for months on end you are kind of ready for the next season.

But today was glorious. I wore flip flops...and I kept kicking them off because I didn't feel like wearing any shoes.

So I just walked around campus barefoot. It felt nice.

I'm so excited for warmer weather, which is interesting, because I'm such a winter person.

(Side note: when walking barefoot, even if you feel all free and blithe, don't get too caught up in your happiness and walk in questionable areas...because then you'll send up stepping on a thorn and piercing your foot.)

I want to hang out in the sun and get freckles.

Monday, March 29, 2010

I know people...

This is what happened when I went to renew my overdue book at my school's library. I have a friend whom I've been stalking for a couple semesters now and she's stalking me...so it is a mutual stalkership and we also greet each other as such. We are always joking how the other person is following us around or knows where we've been.

Me: "Hey Stalker,"

Stalker: "Hey,"

Me: "You really need to quite following me you know,"

Stalker: "Um, hello, I'm not following you if I work here...you are following me."

Me: "Oh, I guess that is true..."

Stalker: "Hey, my Stalker wants your help."

Librarian: "What can I do for you hun?"

Me: "So, I have a library book that I'm pretty sure is overdue and I was wondering if I could renew it because I'm in the middle of writing a research paper on it..."

Librarian: "Sure thing, let me check your account..."

Librarian: "There you go! It'll be due back in 2 weeks."

Me: "I don't have to pay anything?"

Librarian: "Nope, I erased all your fines because you hang out with seedy people."

Isn't that great? I have stalker connections and it pays in the end. Although, I think my book was overdue by 1 or 2 days...so it wasn't crazy overdue or anything.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Not in the least...

Obsessive? 

Why would people use that word to describe me? 

Why does my family laugh when I proclaim that I'm not obsessive?

Really, what defines obsessive - who are we to label others with this generic term?

Pshaw, I'm just a music lover...that explains why I've listened to the entire (every song on the CD, start to finish) Where The Wild Things Are Motion Picture Soundtrack 24 times in the past 5 days.

Obsessive....really? Nah, just hyperactive and attentive to my iPod and my newly acquired music.

But not obsessive.

Nope.

Anniversary!

Hey! I just realized that it is my two year anniversary for being a member of Goodreads! I've loved goodreads every since a good friend of mine recommended it to me a couple years ago. I'm actually quite obsessed with this website. I use it to keep track of every single book I read.

I've been steadily counting every book I've read since March 2008 and I've read 869 books! That's crazy! Although, I should note there are probably several hundred Children's book in that stack, but still, it's impressive.

I pretty much become a reading maniac when I'm not in school. I've only read 10 books this spring semester...that's pathetic. But on the other hand, good grades is not pathetic.

I've been seeing so many books that I want to read and I keep putting them in my to-read pile and it keeps growing larger and larger. One of my goals for this year is to get it under 1000 books...but we'll see how I manage that.

I'm excited for summer, but I have to get a job or an internship. And I should probably be looking into that sort of thing about now....hmmm.

I finished Fever Crumb and I'm working on a review. But I can tell you this.

I Loved It.

And I really want to know why the next book is not in my hot little hands. Gee whiz.

Listening to like a fiend because I'm pretty sure I'm in love with this soundtrack:
Where The Wild Things Are Motion Picture Soundtrack

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Free time?

So, because I just turned in 2 papers and I already had 3 tests this week, I think I'm actually going to take some time to just relax for several hours today....something I haven't done in a long time.

I slept in til about 10:15am this morning, which is pretty late for me, but I have one big goal for today....I want to read this book!

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I received it in the mail as a part of a goodreads giveaway contest I entered and I am so stoked that I won! I love how this author takes things that you take for granted and he twists them into horrifying and fantastic new elements of a sci-fi/steam punk novel! This is the author's website if you want to check him out, and here is the book website. You might recognize his name because he also wrote Mortal Engines, which I absolutely LOVED. I am going to go read some more and try to finish it today before the madness of school starts again.


~listening to like an obsessed fiend:

the Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Duly noted...

Breakfast tastes funny if you've recently brushed your teeth.

But I'm actually surprised that I was able to eat breakfast at all today. I'm feeling kind of stressed with all the things that I have to get done today and tomorrow and normally when I'm stressed out I just feel sick all the time and can't eat.

Okay, my 2-minute writing break is over. Now I'm off to school.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Waiting...

Peace

Open laptop
earbuds nestled, playing music.

Doors burst

A crowd of people
Stream from the enclosed and tight spaces
of class

Conversations
"how'd you do..."
"...didn't look nervous at all..."
"...thanks, I got it at..."
"...I can't wait for summer..."
"...eat lunch..."

A cacophony of disturbance

My music is gone
drowned in the turbulence of noise

With a few deft strokes
of my thumb
I slide the volume adjuster

Now the conversations are a murmur

And my Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack
Is happily consuming my thoughts once again.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Since yesterday...

All I've been doing is listen to the Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack.
It is great companion music. I listen while doing homework, eat dinner, browse the web, write papers...it brightens my day.

~listening to:
WTWTA Soundtrack (I am obsessed)

Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm a lyin' fool

I told myself I'd clean my room over spring break.
I told myself I'd read all my ILL articles over spring break.
I told myself I'd read my Jane Austen novel before I went to conference.
I told myself I'd study for my Engl Lit II test before conference.
I told myself I'd practice my presentations for conference 5 times each.
I told myself I would study on the car drives to and from conference.
I told myself I'd get up early every morning over spring break.
I told myself I'd make a to-do list and check things off over spring break.

I told myself a lot of things...and I've come to this conclusion. I cannot trust myself to follow-through.

I am such a delinquent. Gee whiz.

But, now my Engl Lit test is over and I did finish Emma yesterday...so what do I have left?
Bible test, 2 speaker summaries, 1 lit review, 200 pages of ILL, 1 art project, 500 words of creative writing, 1 topic proposal, 1 minute long speech, and probably a couple other things I'm forgetting. This week will not be a good one. I'm actually surprised that I'm not as stressed as I imagined I would be. It will probably set it soon enough though and I'll just explode.

~contemplating buying the soundtrack because it is on sale at amazon.com for $5.99
Where The Wild Things Are Motion Picture Soundtrack

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Getting ready...

I'm packing like a fiend....

~humming to myself:
Awake and Alive by Skillet

Monday, March 15, 2010

I'm trying to be healthy...

So I'm eating yogurt for breakfast. It tastes good, but I want something more substantial.

Like pizza. But that isn't very nutritious.

Drat.

I'm going to eat this shiny apple, because that should fill me up...with energy.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Avoidance

Me?

I'm a go-getter. I don't take no for an answer. I get things accomplished like there is no tomorrow. When I set my mind to it, I hop to it.

You can't bring me down cuz I've got so much energy. I'm on fire with attitude and I'm not a slacker.

I've got style and I've got spunk. I always make to-do lists and check off each item when I'm done. You never see me sleeping because I'm runnin' all over the place.

So, this is why I'm writing a blog entry...instead of cleaning my room.

Sunday afternoons..

I'm reading my poetry, pausing, stumbling, working on inflection.

It's bad to smile when you are talking about death.

And you have to give the listeners clues, that your poem is funny.

It's so much easier...to sit at the kitchen table, the ambience of unwashed pots and sunday comics as your audience.

When I present, I will have to take a piece of this tranquility with me.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Relient K obsession?

So, I've loved Relient K since 2002 when I got their sophomore CD. I was randomly browsing through my iTunes and I started playing Candlelight. If you have not heard that song you really need to check it out...It makes me smile every single time I play it. I'm pretty sure it will never grow old. My favorite lines are in bold.

"She's almost brighter than the sun
Seems to me to be unfair
When you consider everyone
Who pales when they compare

Can't hold a candle to her
Cause all the moths get in the way
And they'll begin to chew her
Entire attire until it frays

For she outshines anyone whoever might
Dare to bask in the same candlelight"

Sleep deprivation...

I slept for 10 hours and 45 minutes last night. That is the most sleep I've probably had in the last six months. And while I was fiddling around on my computer and it was so hard to keep my eyes open that I just decided to take another nap.

This is sleep insanity!
Or actually, my lack of.

Confusion

Why is it that my father and my sister will not watch Martian Child but they will happily watch Enchanted instead?

This puzzles me greatly.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Side note...

I have been seriously craving cheese lately.

Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

To be specific.

I am pretty sure it's my favorite.

I'd love for homework to disappear...

You probably guessed this, but schoolwork and crazy activities have taken over my life. And when I say crazy activities, most of them are ones that I'm having a blast in and I thoroughly enjoy participating in. I'm probably involved in too many extracurricular activities.

I'm still lovin' college...I just wish some of my homework would go away. Over the spring break I have got to get some stuff done otherwise I will probably fail college.

My to-do list?
1. Read Emma by Jane Austen
2. Read research for lit review (about 190 pages)
3. Study for a crazy intense 18th century literature test
4. Look up an article to summarize for Creative Writing
5. Have fun at conference

Yeah, I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but I'm going to English Conference over spring break and I'm pretty excited. I just got to work on my presentations.

~currently obsessed with on the radio:
Collapsing by Demon Hunter &
Dust by Queen's Club

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I'm still here...

I'm just crazy busy with school and extracurricular activities.
I also haven't been getting very much sleep lately.....or doing as much homework as I would like...which makes me annoyed.
I also recently acquired a cold. This is not cool and I am taking drugs to get rid of it. Blargh.