I'm Anything But Ordinary

I'm Anything But Ordinary

29 July 2005

Oh Joy of Joys

~~~~ Hopeful

This week couldn't go better. First off, as you can see at my Custom Page tomorrow is my last day of work! The best part? Chanda and I are going shopping and I'm getting off at work at 2:30 instead of 4:00! Can it get even better? Oh you betcha! My mom gets a clothing allowance at work of $150 and she said I can have it tomorrow!!! That's $150 worth of clothing for freakin' free! Oh sweet-ass-sweet.

Then, Saturday Tom and I are going to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I've never been and I really wanna see it before I leave for this area. We're planning to leave around 10 in the morning, stop by at a mall and get me a fancy new orange faceplate for my phone. Then Panera Bread for lunch (yay) and then a delightful day at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

What a super weekend!!! The best part? I DON'T HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK ON MONDAY!!!

27 July 2005

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

~~~~ Distressed

WARNING!!!! I'm blatantly talking about the book here. If you haven't read the book and don't want anything given away don't read my entry... You've been warned.

[cut]Okay, here's my theory.

Dumbledore isn't dead. Now, I know he, well, died, in the 6th book but hear me out. Go back and read the chapter where he dies. As soon as Snape enters the scene Dumbledore begins to plead to Snape. Well, your assuming he's pleading with Snape NOT to kill him. But if you re-read it, you can take it that Dumbledore is asking Snape to kill him. Weird, I know, but what if Dumbledore knows there's something he needs to do but he needs to be dead first... okay, that's really weird too but I can't explain it. I just have this feeling that Dumbledore felt he needed to die and so he arranged something with Snape. I mean, if Snape really betrayed him and killed him for Voldemort, don't you think the scene where Dumbledore realized Snape was against him the entire time would be more dramatic. I mean, Dumbledore just kinda took it and let Snape kill him. And this is Dumbledore we're talking about. You think he'd have fought until the end. With or without a stomach full of potion. I know it sounds crazy but... I mean, Black's death was just as abrupt as Dumbledore's but he fell through a curtain in the DEATH CHAMBER and maybe Rowling made Black's death so sudden to make readers think that's how she writes her death so Dumbledore coming back will be an even bigger suprise. Here's another reason I think he isn't dead yet. Fawkes. At Dumbledore's funeral, Harry says he saw a phoenix dive into the tomb as it was being closed. I think that was Fawkes and he's there to heal Dumbledore of his broken bones from falling off the tower. While his soul, I believe, is in a Horcrux. What do you think?

Oh, and I think R.A.B. (the initials in the locket) is Black's brother and that's why he was killed my Voldemort.

But... general feelings of the book. Oh, it was sooo sad!

I did okay with Dumbledore's actual death, I made it seeing through Harry seeing his body, I made it through Hagrid finding out, but once everyone was sitting in the Hospital Wing and Fawkes began to lament... I lost it. I mean, Lord of the Rings... there were tears... soft gentle tears just kinda trickling off my face. But when Fawkes began to cry I CRIED. We're talking ugly faced, sobbing, make-your-head-ache crying.

But through it all I was glad there were so many relationships in the book. A lot of love... I was digging it. Fleur and Bill, Ron and Hermione (or Lavender), Harry and Ginny (squeal), and, the best one, Tonks and Lupin. It made me so happy! I was glad Tonks was happy at the end and she wasn't in love with Black.

Finally, I can't believe Harry isn't planning to go back to school next year. I mean, the books are separated in years and Harry doesn't even plan to have a seventh year. Maybe that'll all change. That's something I could see like the Weasley's fighting that or something.

Oh, and I totally guessed Snape was the Half-Blood Prince halfway through the book.[/cut]

25 July 2005

5 Days... That's 40 Hours!

~~~~ Grumpy

That's right, I have a mere 40 hours... that's 240 minutes... or 14,440 seconds until I never have to set foot inside that horrible factory again. I cannot wait!

Yesterday was awfully quiet. I slept in very late then lounged around and read. I finished The Order of the Phoenix and am now halfway through Half-Blood Prince. I'm not sure what to think yet. I'm pretty sure Harry's right and Draco's a Death-Eater but I can't decide about Snape. Rowling's made him such a complex character I can't decide if he's a Death-Eater or not. I'm still sure Dumbledore will die though... just my theory though! I'm sure I'll know in a day or two.

I went to the library yesterday and got my new book. I'm gonna read Lammas Night by Katherine Kurte. It's sorta weird. When I checked out the book the return date was labeled as August 15. That's only 4 days before I leave for Oxford. I don't know why but the thought that I'll have to start getting my books from somewhere other then my local library is really strange. It makes the reality that I'm leaving sink in a little more. I wonder how easy it is to get fiction books and such from the college library. I'm guessing I should check out the public library in Oxford once I get down there. I'm hoping they have a website as easy to use as mine.

Today my parents went to a jazz festival downtown and then to a Target about an hour away. I asked if I could come and they'd drop me off at the mall and get me when they're done. I wanted to get a faceplate for my new cell phone. But Daddy didn't want to go to the mall. I'm not sure what happened but I don't think he got that he didn't have to go to the mall. I dunno, he seems to have problems communicating with my mom at times. They bicker constantly. I wish I could have gone and gotten a faceplate but I guess I'll just save it for a time when I'll be off work. Which is only 5 days away!!!!

23 July 2005

Ah, the Weekend

~~~~ Excitied

First of all, the most exciting news I have... I got a new cell phone! Oh, it makes me excitied. I feel so hip and in-trend now that I have a flip phone. It's no camera phone but I really didn't want one. I already have a great digital camera and I don't see why I needed one. So I just got a flip color screen phone. This is what it looks like:

The cover I have for mine's much cooler though. It's blue with black stripes. I eventually want to get an orange cover but this'll do for now.

Let's see, the day I had...

Well, Chanda called last night and said for my graduation present she wanted to stitch an elaborate design onto a pair of jeans for me. I said I'd love an orange pair (can you tell my favorite color's orange) but I didn't have a pair that would look good with stitching. So, you know what that means? SHOPPING! We decided to head up to Crocker Park because there's an H&M and an Urban Outfitters there. I don't think we can go this weekend though because she's working and playing in the pit for Annie Get Your Gun.

I, on the other hand, am doing jack-shit. *yay* Tom's coming home for Florida tomorrow so we're planning to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and having dinner. And I have about 150 pages left in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I'm really anxious to get onto the sixth book. I've been avoiding all my favorite internet haunts for fear of stumbling across a rant from someone about something in the book. As soon as I get it finished I'll be able to rant and rave right along with them. Well, I'm gonna go play with my phone some more... it's so exciting!

20 July 2005

Into the West

~~~~ Creative

Lay down your sweet and weary head
Night is falling you have come to journey's end
Sleep now and dream of the ones who came before
They are calling from across the distant shore
Why do you weep
What are these tears upon your face
Soon you will see
All of your fears will pass away
Safe in my arms
You're only sleeping

What can you see on the horizon
Why do the white gulls call
Across the sea a pale moon rises
The ships have come to carry you home

And all will turn to silver glass
A light on the water
All souls pass

Hope fades into the world of night
Through shadows falling
Out of memory and time
Don't say we have come now to the end
White shores are calling
You and I will meet again

And you'll be here in my arms
Just sleeping

What can you see on the horizon
Why do the white gulls call
Across the sea a pale moon rises
The ships have come to carry you home

And all will turn to silver glass
A light on the water
Gray ships pass
Into the west.

16 July 2005

The Day I Had


On occasion you have a day that you know will just stick with you for the rest of your life. These days are the best when at first they appear to be mediocre, escalate into excitement, and climax comfortably.

The day began as all my days seem to begin lately. I woke up at 6:13 and get ready for work. Of course, without fail I got stuck with the lady I really, really don't like working with (really). She asked what I had planned this weekend and I spent hours gushing about the movie and book and how excitied I am. And what does she say?

"Oh, if I were you I'd head home and get some rest before you go out tonight. You'll probably be really tired and fall asleep during that boring movie or book."

... WHAT THE FUCK!....

I had spent maybe 4 hours of the day telling her that I love the Harry Potter series, how great a character actor I find Johnny Depp to be, and how much I love everything Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and what does she call them? BORING...BORING! I mean, even if you did think that, it's called being polite to keep those sentiments to yourself. I'm so looking forward to getting outta that place!

Anywhoo, after work I ran up to the movie theater to get my 10:30 tickets to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. After that I went home to eat a yummy sub from a local shop called Hero House and read Harry Potter the Sorcerer's Stone and half of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I wanna re-read all the books before I read the new one. That way I will feel "prepared" and let the anticipation of reading the new book build a little more!

So at 10:30 Chanda and I saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It started out a little slow but all-in-all it:
a) Was more accurate to the book
b) Had music that I actually found kinda cathcy
c) Had Christopher Lee in it. I've found that most movies I like have Christopher Lee in them (The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, he was almost in the Harry Potters, now this)
d) Displayed Johnny Depp's talent as a character actor splendidly, and,
e) Was just better then Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

After the movie Chanda and I headed down to the local book company to get Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. She had pre-ordered hers but I hadn't so we had to stand in-line for about an hour before I could get in a get a copy. It was fine though. A lot of our friends were there and we just hung out for a while. Then we went back to Chanda's and read brand new books *squeal* I got to chapter 5, "An Excess of Phlegm" and promptly passed out. Hey, I had been up for 21 hours! I think however I'll start it over after I finish the rest of the books. I wanna make sure I didn't miss anything in my semi-conscious state.

14 July 2005

Charlie and the Choclate Factory and Harry Potter

~~~~Peachy Keen

Oh my this will be such a wonderful weekend! But first what I've done this week...

Tuesday I went to a party for Megan, Joe, Andy, and Ted's birthday. They all have summer birthdays so they just celebrated all at once. It was a pretty good idea. We threw a football and played with a frisbee. I feel so athleticly talented...


ANYWHOO! Tonight I'm sitting with Tom watching the Indian's game. They're losing 0 to 1. I'm wearing my snazy Grady Sizemore t-shirt and everythuing. But tomorrow night all the fun begins.

Chanda and I are going to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory then we'll head over to a local bookstore for the HARRY POTTER BOOK!!! YAY! It's out soon!!! I'm gonna know almost all of Harry's school highs and lows soon. Oh it'll be fantastic!

08 July 2005

Back to the Basics

~~~~ Sore

I was quite proud of my last entry... it was intellectual and insightful for me. However, I don't have new and outstanding remarks or words of wisdom to share at this time so I'm going back to the "What did I do today" mantra.

Today I only worked half a day. It was very nice. Daddy took me to work so we only had one car there. At lunch I went to his office and we went to the Green Leaf. I had a Chippie with breaded mushrooms :) *yum*

Then I came home, got cleaned up, and went to my doctor's appointment. I was expecting to get like half a dozen shots but it turns out I was pretty much up to date so I got one shot and a blood test to see if I've ever had the chicken poxs. To the best of my knowledge I never have had them. Unfortunatley, my knowledge only goes back about 14 years and since I've been on this planet for 18 that doesn't really help much. Mom claims that, as a baby, I had one little spot on my cheek and that was it. Doesn't really sound like chicken poxs to me but whatever.

I'll get my results from the tests back in about a week so we'll see if I have to go in for another test or not. After the appointment Mom and I went out for ice cream. A good patient always gets ice cream! After my yummy blueberry cheesquake blizzard I went to the bank and library. I got all kinds of money at the bank and the Star Wars Episode IV cd from the library. Then I passes Carolyn's dad on the way home. The poor man was pulled over by a cop for speeding. I hope he got off!

But of course, I called Carolyn to tell her about her father's misfortune and I found out she had her wisdom teeth taken out today. That really has to stink. I can't totally say since I haven't had them removed but Chanda has and she seemed to hate it. So after calling Megan and finding out she does want to come to the Renaissance Faire tomorrow with us Chanda and I a) dropped directions to the place off at Megan's and b) bought Carolyn some ice cream and went to visit her. She seemed pretty stable... maybe a little groggy from all the drugs but basically good. I hope she feels better soon.

So yeah, tomorrow we're going to the Great Lakes Medieval Faire and I'm gonna have a ton of fun! I just remembered one of my first blogs on this site was about the Renaissance Faire last year! Oh, the memories. I'll be sure to bring my camera tomorrow... to make sure I don't miss a moment!

06 July 2005

Autobiography of a Face

~~~~ Curious

There are some books in life that can change you forever. One of those for me is Autobiography of a Face. It tells the story of Lucy, a young girl who at age 9 developed cancer in her jaw. This in turn resulted in a third of her jaw being removed. The rest of the book tells of her trials and tribulations dealing with looking different from everyone else.

I highly recommend this book. Not only does it teach one to bane stereotypes and accept all differences (the reason I believe it was put on my school's required reading list) but Lucy's writing style is just outstanding. The language she uses to reveal her feelings just makes you want to keep reading. Currently I have about 30 pages left in the book and I'm on the chapter entitled Cool which speaks of her college years.

This chapter has really begun to make me question myself. Lucy's just coming into her own as an artist as she masters her poetry. Will I recieve such an ephiphany next year? I certainly hope so but nothing is guaranteed. The books also makes me want to write more intelligently. Maybe that's why this blog is more than "What did I do today..." Unfortunatley, I lack the training to truly write an entry such as any of the chapters in Lucy's book. If I get my A.P. scores soon and get a decent score in Biology I may be able to drop my Environmental Zoology and pick up a writing class. I'd enjoy that.

04 July 2005

Happy 4th!

~~~~Peachy Keen

Today is not your typical Fourth of July for myself. Most of the time I would be found today suffering through a cookout with the relations, sitting through a parade, or oooing and awwwing at some fireworks.

Today however I am not doing any of the aforementioned things. I weasled my way out if the cookout and I'm now watching the Indian's Game with my boyfriend and his adorable puppy, Oliver. The parade I usually attend one city over is suppose to be one of the best parades in the city's history but I'm just not in the mood. Parade's aren't really my thing. In addition, fireworks have lost their childhood appeal as well. Even though I did go to see our city's fireworks last night I think I'm about fireworked-out for the year. I'm content.

Instead of your generic cookout Tom and I went to Pizza Hut and used some coupons we got for wearing our seatbelts on the way to school one day. I got a personal pan pizza with black olives! *Yummy* Then we came back to his house and started to look at t-shirts on the MLB website. I want a Grady Sizemore t-shirt. I even found one *applause* Here it is... there's a little logo of Chief Wahoo on the front:

Always remember... Grady Sizemore is a cutie!

02 July 2005

My Freshman Schedule

~~~~ Contemplative

Friday I registered for all my classes at Miami U. Luckily, I don't think you can really go wrong with classes your first semester. I've been encouraged not to take on any more classes then those I have (15 credits) because I need to get use to college. One of the upperclass supervisors told me she got bored her first semester because she did just that but I think that's what I'd prefer. Over to being swamped and stressed that is.

So here's my schedule:

Monday 9:00 - 9:50 English 111
2:00 - 2:50 Italian 101
3:00 - 4:50 Interdisciplinary Stuides -- Mosaic

Tuesday 8:00 - 9:50 Anthropology 155
12:30 - 1:45 Environmental Zoology
2:00 - 2:50 Italian 101

Wednesday 9:00 - 9:50 English 111
2:00 - 2:50 Italian 101

Thursday 8:00 - 9:50 Anthropology 155
12:30 - 1:45 Environmental Zoology
2:00 - 2:50 Italian 101

Friday 9:00 - 9:50 English 111

The main cause for celebration here?
I only have one class Friday... That means a two and a half day weekend every week!

Today I went to the mall with Tom. He needed a new pair of shorts and some dress shoes. I talked him into a fancy schmancy pair without laces. I hate laces on men's dress shoes. They always make one look so old. His have a relaxed casual but still dressed up look to them. I myself got a pair of leather sandels and a pair of flip-flops (the flip-flops were free... score!). They're those nifty kind where they wrap around your toe. You know what I mean? I like them a lot, a lot.

Tomorrow's the fireworks here. Chanda has to work an ice cream stand during the fireworks so I'll have lunch and hang out with her before that and then I'll watch the fireworks with Tom later on. I just hope Chanda doesn't want to see a movie again. It seems like that's all we do. It's really money-draining and most of them aren't even very good. I really should get creative and think of something else we could do. Maybe I'll suggest we watch one of the Lord of the Rings with the cast commentary on. That's always enjoyable.