I'm Anything But Ordinary

I'm Anything But Ordinary

13 December 2007

I Said I Wanted a Dæmon!

11 December 2007

Up is Down

~~~~ Pensive

Three short days and I'll be home for one month. Four weeks. Twenty-eight days. I don't know how I feel about that. I'm not in love with Miami. It's not the only place in the world I want to be at the moment. Hell, I like Wooster just as much. But at the same time when I was home less then a month ago it hit me. Wooster isn't my home anymore. I liked seeing my parents... kinda. I liked seeing the rest of my family. But I didn't get that weird "I hate the transition feeling" I normally have coming back / going to that place. I don't really want to go home for long periods of time anymore. A week here, a few days there, that's fine. But it's not HOME anymore. And at the same time, neither is Miami... no, and Egypt really isn't it either. If someone told me, you HAVE to define your home right here, right now, I'd guess I'd say it's this apartment, this room. The Black Pearl... 201 Tallawanda. This is home, moreso then any of those other places. I really am comfortable here. It's mine and I take care of it, no one else. Sure, there's a cleaning lady who comes and drops a little blue tablet in the toilet once a week but it's my home and I do with it what I want. It's a weird feeling, but a good feeling. This semester it really struck me. I'm growing up. And for the first time that isn't absolutley terrifying. Sure, I'm still nervous that I won't be able to afford Grad School, I won't graduate on time, I'll never get a job. But regardless I'm growing up. And getting things from my parents, be it clothes, food, or money has lost the appeal it use to have. I want it my way. Hands down, no question. This is my life and I'm not changing it for any reason. I'll do this my way and I won't take anything from anyone.

And I won't look back.

Oh yeah, and I finished the Golden Compass... again and now I remember what it's about and why I liked it so much the first time. So now I'm excited to see the movie. I want to be a witch, with a dæmon, who hires an armoured bear. Yeeeah!

Currently Listening To: I Don't Think Now is the Best Time - Pirates of the Caribbean at World's End

03 December 2007

Still My Guitar Gently Weeps

~~~~ Okay

"As you pass from the tender years of youth into harsh and embittered manhood, make sure you take with you on your journey all the human emotions!" - Nikolai Gogol

Currently Listening: Helter Skelter - The Beatles

30 November 2007

I think it's better to wear your feelings on your sleeve. At least then everyone knows when you're dying inside.

Happy Birthday to Me.

14 November 2007

I. Love, This.

09 November 2007

Time to Close My Eyes

Stolen from Bebbet.

1) What is your favorite TV show?
2) What one word in your opinion describes you? Secretive
3) What is your favorite CD at the moment? The Soundtrack to the movie Across the Universe
4) How many contacts are in your cell phone? 112... I think
5) Favorite rock song? Ordinary by Train
6) Favorite sandwich? As long as it has hummus and a lot of veggies I'm happy
7) What characteristic do you despise? Hypocricy.
8) Language you would love to learn? I want to know Arabic better. Gaelic would be pretty cool too.
9) Do you throw your clothes away or donate them to charity? I don't think I've ever thrown away my clothes... unless they are past repair
10) Hot Dog or Hamburger? Veggie Hot Dogs... mmmmm.
11) Favorite vacation spot? Sharm, Egypt
12) Do you participate in group discussions or just sit and listen? I really don't talk in class.
13) Where would you retire to? I really want to say Egypt... maybe Italy
14) What was your most recent memorable birthday? I don't really have memorable birthdays.
15) Favorite sport to watch? Either Baseball or Football (not the American kind)
16) Favorite saying? Let love replace all hate.
17) Are you a morning person or a night person? Of the night variety
18) Do you laugh out loud or keep it in? Keep it in. It takes close friends for me to laugh out loud.
19) Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? My roommate went home and I have the apartment to myself all weekend!
20) What did you want to be when you were little? A Shamu trainer. That's a whale trainer at SeaWorld to those not in the know.
21) Favorite sweet tooth item? Powdered Sugar Feteer!
22) Favorite flower? Orange Lillies.
23) What are you listening to right now? Hahaha. I'm watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer the Movie!
24) Do you wish on stars? If I think of it and the stars are out...
25) If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Macaroni and Cheese
26) Favorite food to cook? Koshari
27) Favorite wine? Red. And not boxed!
28) Favorite soda? Pepsi Max
29) Favorite beer? Guiness.
30) Favorite liquor? Rum. Captain Morgans is a favorite.
31) Favorite restaurant? Panera Bread!
32) Hair color? Dark brown.
33) Siblings? None.
34) Favorite days of the year? Spring once it gets warm after a cold Winter and my Birthday (of course)
35) What was your favorite toy as a child? My American Girl doll, Samantha
36) Summer or winter? Winter.
37) Hugs or kisses? I sadly don't get enough of either, so I could go for either.
38) Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla
39) When was the last time you cried? When I watched that CNN segment on the assholes protesting homosexuality at Military funerals.
40) What did you do last night? Ordered Chinese food, watched Smallville and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
41) Favorite scent? Coffee!
42) What are you afraid of? Not growing up and being anything.
43) If you could be any profession, what would you be? An Egyptologist.
44) Who knows you better than anyone? No one really. Maybe Chanda.
45) Popcorn? At times.
46) How many keys on your key ring? Three. My car key, my house key, and my apartment key.
47) Favorite day of the week? Friday.
48) Favorite 80's Song? Eye of the Tiger?
49) How many cities have you lived in? Three: Wooster, Oxford, and Cairo.
50) Do you think your friends talk about you behind your back? Oh I'm sure.

06 November 2007

A B.S. or a M.R.S.? - OpEd Page

~~~~ Amused

This man is my soulmate:
A B.S. or a M.R.S.? - OpEd Page

Thank god! There's hope!

Currently Watching: Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends


~~~~ Frustrated

Get over yourself. Life is so different on the outside.

Listening to: Strawberry Fields Forever - Jim Sturgess & Joe Anderson

31 October 2007

In Honor of Halloween...

~~~~ Worried

You Are a Zombie

You're a pretty apathetic person, and you often feel like you're sleep walking through life.
You don't necessarily have a case of the "blues", but you do have a case of the "blahs."
It's hard for you to snap out of your boring every day routine. You're a bit burned out.
The only thing you crave is the company of others. But you're not too nice to the people who do hang around you.

Your greatest power: Your lack of a normal conscience

Your greatest weakness: Your lack of most emotions

You play well with: Aliens

What Your Halloween Habits Say About You

You are an outgoing person who's a bit of a showoff. It's likely that you dress up for Halloween every year.

No one quite understands you, but everyone also sort of worships you. And that's exactly how you like it.

Your inner child is full of wonder and very sweet.

Your fears are irrational and varied. It's hard to predict what you may be afraid of on any given day.

You're prone to be quite emotional and over dramatic. Deep down, you enjoy being scared out of your mind... even if you don't admit it.

You are a traditionalist with most aspects of your life. You like your Halloween costume to be basic, well made, and conventional enough to wear another year.

Your Halloween Costume Should Be

Candy Corn

You Are

A Classic Pumpkin Face

You would make a good pumpkin pie.

And just because I wanted to know...
You Are Dr. Bunsen Honeydew

You take the title "mad scientist" to the extreme -with very scary things coming out of your lab.
And you've invented some pretty cool things, from a banana sharpener to a robot politician.
But while you're busy turning gold into cottage cheese, you need to watch out for poor little Beaker!
"Oh, that's very naughty, Beaker! Now you eat these paper clips this minute."

30 October 2007

The Big Bad Schedule

~~~~ Blank

It could be worse. This is my schedule for next semester. It could be really worse. Actually, these are my first choices from when I first looked up classes for this semester. All I need is one more class but first registration has a cap of 17 credit hours and I have 15 so far and I want one more 3 credit hour class. Hopefully an Anthro class, hopefully the Old World Archaeology class. This could be so much worse...

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8am HST 444- A
66756 Class
8:00 am-8:50 am
UPH 298

HST 444- A
66756 Class
8:00 am-8:50 am
UPH 298

HST 444- A
66756 Class
8:00 am-8:50 am
UPH 298

9am ATH 231- A
62089 Class
9:00 am-9:50 am
UPH 071

ATH 231- A
62089 Class
9:00 am-9:50 am
UPH 071

ATH 231- A
62089 Class
9:00 am-9:50 am
UPH 071

HST 315- A
66734 Class
9:30 am-10:45 am
UPH 365
HST 315- A
66734 Class
9:30 am-10:45 am
UPH 365


11am CLS 121- A
20525 Class
11:00 am-11:50 am
UPH 275

CLS 121- A
20525 Class
11:00 am-11:50 am
UPH 275

CLS 121- A
20525 Class
11:00 am-11:50 am
UPH 275



CLS 401- A
66697 Class
2:00 pm-3:15 pm
BEN 213

CLS 401- A
66697 Class
2:00 pm-3:15 pm
BEN 213


Currently Watching: Friends

29 October 2007

I've Met A New Love

~~~~ Tired

Pretty much she's the only really good thing going on right now. Her name's Boo and I just love her. My roommate and I were out looking for pumpkins to carve for Halloween and the farm we went to look had a sign that said "Free Kittens." But the s was crossed out and written below was "just one left". Well, we couldn't just leave her there after her 12 brothers and sisters were adopted! Her birthday's September 3 so she's only 8 weeks old! She's just too cute... and this is coming from the girl who didn't even life cats! Tomorrow's her first doctor's appointment. She has to go for her check-up and to get all her shots. One little problem though. We really aren't suppose to have pets. So don't mention her to our Resident Advisor!

But how could you tell on that face!?!

Tomorrow morning I register for next semester's classes... finally. Once I finish that I need to sit down and see if I can really do this double major. The History major might go down to a minor. I am graduating on time!!!

On a happy note. The Ancient Egypt History class is being offered next semester and it looks like I'll be able to get into it :) So what? It's at 8 am Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It's worth it. And if it's not... I better reconsider my career!

Currently Listening To: Big, Blonde, and Beautiful - Hairspray Soundtrack

26 October 2007

I Can't Hold on to Me

~~~~ Sad

All of a sudden I'm growing up really quickly. I'm not happy. I've pretty much lost all hope. What's the point? Who cares?

Currently Reading: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

17 October 2007

La Squadra di Calcio, Al-Ahly

~~~~ Excited

La squadra di calcio che preferisco è la squadra di Al-Ahly dall'Egitto. Mi piace Al-Ahly perché ho studiato in Egitto ultimo semestre e ho visto Al-Ahly giocano a Cairo. I colori della squadra sono di colore rosso, nero, e bianco. Tre giocatori di calcio che miei preferisco sono Mohamed Aboutrika, Shady Mohamed, e Ahmed El-Sayed. La mia giocatore favorito è Shady Mohamed. Egli è il capitano della squadra di calcio. Quando ho studiato nell'Egitto, ho comprato molto cose ad un mercato é chiamato Khan El Khalily. A Khan El Khalily ho comparto una camicia di Shady Mohamed. Il suo numero é sette. Abbiamo lo stesso compleanno, il ventinove di Novembre! Il numero di Mohamed Aboutrika é ventidue e il numero di Ahmed El-Sayed é cinque. Al-Ahly vince molti giochi. Hanno vinto il terzo posto nella Coppa del Mondo, o FIFA, in duemilasei. Hanno vinto la Coppa dall’Egiziano Calcio trentacinque volte. Hanno vinto la Coppa Africa quattro volte, l’ultima volte nel millenovecentonovantatre. Mi piace guardare Al-Ahly gioca Zamalek perchè vincono molto. I tifosi che guardono Al-Ahly sono dedicati e amano la loro squadra. Un motivo principale mi piace Al-Ahly é perché di le persone che anche guardono Al-Ahly. Ho parlato con molta gente a un caffe circa Al-Ahly e si parlava come meraviglioso é stato vedere Al-Ahly vincere il terzo in FIFA Coppa del Mondo. Spero che Al-Ahly vincerà la Coppa del Mondo presto.

Currently Watching: CNN

14 October 2007

But you know happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.

~~~~ Okay

Stephanie says we're hung over from abroad. It's a very interesting way to put it but I think she's right. Things just seem kinda off. There's nothing to look forward to anymore, not like last year. I have no idea what to do with my life anymore. I'm going to Grad School, I know that. But where? And for what? All of a sudden I'm growing up really quickly. *Sigh*

To revert to an easier time where I wasn't worry about this kind of stuff I've started to reread the Harry Potter books... again. Now I'm hooked... again. It's so easy to forget about my life and how potentially disappointing it could become when I'm reading a good book. And the Harry Potter series are definitely some good books. On book 4 at that moment but that'll change very quickly. Then I got a real Potter-itch and I'm watching the third movie right now. It's so comforting.

Why do I have the tendency to push away those who seem to care about me? Maybe it's because they only seem to care...

Currently Watching: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

07 October 2007

It Only Takes a Spark

~~~~ Stressed

I'm watching the Indians play the Yankees for the playoffs. I can't handle this. I am not cut out for sports. They're too much for me to take.

I signed up for efx2blogs again. Keith hasn' transfered my posts yet so I haven't really begun to think about switching yet. I just can't decide. It seems like so much work considering the effort I put into this blog. *Sigh* My Grandmother comes down this week. I really don't want to deal with her. That's awful, I know. She's my Grandma and I should be happy she's coming but I just don't know what to do with her when she comes. Oh well, it's just three days, she'll be back at the hotel early every day. I should still have time to get my work done and enjoy my days too.

Today Stephanie and I went to the Cincinnati Art Museum. Their Egyptian Exhibition was very unimpressive. It was poorly organized and even more poorly labeled. I mean, in comparison the Cairo Museum was concise and informative! Oh well, we had fun and it was free (always a good thing). If I ever need to get away I can see myself going back myself. Because, let's be honest, that's what I do. I do think that the museum should take on interns below Grad School so I can fix their Egyptian area. It was just that sad.

It makes me sad but I really don't have much hope for my Tribe. :(

Watching: Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees

29 September 2007

Here We Go...

~~~~ Depressed

Of course... so I agreed to go to a Parent's Weekend Study Abroad Panel to answer Parent's questions about studying abroad. And, OF COURSE, not a single person cared about my experiences, going to Egypt, or even considering the country. All the questions were directed toward the LUX students and that program. I mean, Lux is fine and everything but there are OTHER countries and CONTINENTS outside of Europe to go to. There was a kid who went to Russia, a girl who went to Chile, and another who went to New Zealand, but everyone else was Europe-bound. When it came to the question/answer session no one had ANY questions for any of us who didn't go to Lux. It just seemed so... pointless to contribute at all. Next week I said I'd be a part of the Study Abroad Fair that's just for students and I have a feeling I should bring my homework because NO ONE will want to know about Egypt then either... sigh.
Oh well, no one knows what they're missing and I guess it's their loss.
I'm working the football game again today. I'm looking forward to it. I really loved working it last time. I hope I get to work the cash-only window. It was just the right amount of chaos and I didn't have to worry about the credit card machine which I have no idea how to use. Hahaha. After the game it's Parental time! It hasn't been terrible to see them but I've reached that point in my life where the parents are officially only nice to see for three day-ish periods only. And then tonight it's some Comedian... I hope I find him funny!

24 September 2007

Don't Breathe Too Deep

~~~~ Sick

Efx2 came back but I decided to stay here. I spent too much time moving all my posts over here to turn around and do it elsewhere. Hopefully Bebbet will keep reading my blog here since he was the only one I really kept up with on efx2. :)

So school is going as it normally does. I hit a bit of a roadbump today but hopefully I'll be able to start my week right... tomorrow. In Italian class tomorrow I need to meet up with my groupmates to work on our skit. Italian is nothing like it normally is. I don't know anyone in the class and they're all so... judgemental. I miss my old Italian classmates. I just want this semester's Italian to be over with! But after this skit it should be better... I can hope. Parent's weekend is this weekend. Honestly, the only reason I'm looking forward to them coming is a chance to get a free week's worth of groceries. Grocery shopping is so expensive and I'm running out of money really quick. Hopefully I'll get a new job being the "secretary" for the Speech and Debate team. Two jobs could make a decent amount of money. I work the football game this Saturday and I'm really excited for that!

Last Friday Lindsay bought Super Mario World for our Super Nintendo and I've fallen in love with it again. Super Nintendo is one of the few things I can excel in. I think I'll go play some more!

P.S. I think he's cute:

Currently Watching: Family Guy

18 September 2007

Peace One Day

15 September 2007

I Quit

~~~~ Nervous

I loved the little blog community. It just felt so personal. But after my second blog got shut down I quit. I put everything on that blog. Including an indepth account of my five months in Egypt. All of which I LOST. Forever...
So I got a blogger account. This place doesn't shut down and die, does it? I sure hope not.
In about half an hour I should leave to go to the football game. I'm not big on sports but I got a job selling football tickets. Believe it or not I'm kinda nervous. Just because I know nothing about employment at Miami and I'm kinda scared they're not gonna tell me anything and just expect me to figure it out... like this stupid timeclock account. *Sigh* oh well all I can do is go a little early and hope for the best.

Here we go...

06 September 2007

Feel the Rain on Your Skin

~~~~ Apathetic

The one thing that makes me sad about coming back to school is that I never seem to have enough time to post here. I always eventually adopt a bit of a routine to allow me to get all the things I want to do but since this is only the third week of school I've almost figured it out, but not quite. I have managed to finally get ahead in my work just like I always like to do. I have a job interview tomorrow for the Athletic office and I hope it goes well. I want to go to Scotland to see Chanda!

This weekend was awesome. I skipped my last two classes of the week and drove to Phiadelphia and Washington DC. It was suppose to be nine hours to Philly but mapquest hardcore screwed me over and I ended up in DC so it was actually about an eleven hour drive. *Sigh* But it was great to see Sasha and UPenn was really pretty. Saturday I caught a train out of the city to see Allison at Bryn Mawr. Her campus looks like Hogwarts! We watched Blades of Glory (so funny) and played Kingdom Hearts... yeah, once I have money I'm buying a Playstation 2 and Kingdom Hearts. We had dinner at a local Italian restaurant and of course I ran into Emma and other Sasha. Awesome. Then I went back to Penn for the night and Sunday morning Sasha took me to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. I'm glad I can say I saw them once but I'll never to see them again. Then I said bye to Sasha and headed to DC. It wasn't a bad drive... about 2 and a half hours but I did end up on the other side of town. But Dan got me on the right track and parking was free at DC so I can't complain too much! We watched Pirates 3 in the middle of his campus, ate Pita Pit, and then Dan took me on a tour of the monuments at 1 in the morning. The monuments stay open and lite all night so it was a lot of fun. I saw the World War II monument which was new to me and exciting. Then we went back to his apartment and watched Speed with his roommate. Oh my god. That was such an awfully bad movie! Monday we had breakfast, talked to Katie on Skype, and got coffee. Then I headed home. The road was blissfully empty and the trip home was uneventful. I had such an awesome weekend and I really hope I get to see all my AUC friends soon. I miss them a lot sometimes.

But now I'm ready to start an awesome year at Miami.

25 August 2007

I Walk Alone

~~~~ Worried

Oh man. So the first week of classes are over. Lingustics is boring just like I thought. Art History is exciting and my prof looks like Anthony Rapp! Social Psych is without a doubt the best class and my prof is simply fantastic! Italian is nerve racking but, go figure. Archaeology is disappointing but I still have hope. Anthropology is a general miamiplan, freshman class, but I'm actually talking in the class so I'm proud of myself.

So I get back to my apartment yesterday after my first week of classes is over and what do I find? Oh, you know, a fuse has blown (just in my room though, not in the rest of the apartment) and I can't find anyone to hit the fuse breaker since it's the weekend. So there you go, I can't do anything in my room because I don't have power so I guess the living room will be my best friend until Monday. That's fine. So last night I call Brian and I went to hang out with him in his room. We listened to Flogging Molly, watched Friends, then took a walk up to Kofenya. I missed that place. Then we went back to his dorm and watched Futurama with Alex :) After the boys fell asleep I came back to find Gina, Lindsay, and Matt sitting at the kitchen table drinking so I joined in. We played Kings and attempted to play Asshole and Meow but that didn't work too well. Kings was fun though. Then we ordered a pizza and played MarioKart. Good night.

Today I woke up at like noon. Ha! I made Camel's Eye for me, Lindsay, and Matt and then Steph and Mike came over. After a near death experience (there's nothing like a near death experience to break up the monotony of the day) I get a wonderful text from Brian saying Alex doesn't want to go to Fiesta Charra for dinner :( oh, if he only knew. But for the moment he's still convinced. I mean, of course, this has to happen. Why him? Why now? He's not a Miami boy which is why it seemed so right but I'm pretty sure I'm just gonna get hurt. This is uber frustraiting. Why couldn't I like someone who there's actually the potential of liking me back. *sigh*

So anyways after dinner Alex will be going to play basketball with his friends... yeah. But we're all coming back to my apartment to make rum smoothies, smoke hookah, and watched movies and disney channel and stuff. We're kinda weird kids. It'll be me, Steph, Gina, Mike, and Brian. Half of these people haven't met one another but it'll be great. We're gonna get South Quad Delivery (Breadsticks anyone!?!) and then go to 1 am breakfast just like we use to do. After the fiasco that WILL be dinner the rest of the night should be a lot of fun.

Why can't I be over boys again like I have been for the past year and a half???

19 August 2007

Home is Behind

~~~~ Drained

It's amazing how you can love and hate someplace all at the same time.

But it's good to be back.

15 August 2007

I Want You To Save The World For Me

~~~~ Confused

I leave for school in four days. There's this guy at home who I've known since the eighth grade and I've never really thought anything of him. But now I am and I can't stop thinking of him. It's weird and I don't know if I like it. I just don't know if I really like him or if it's just been a really long time since a guy has really noticed me... like 5 months. I hope he comes see me at school. I really hope he come see me...

08 August 2007

I Don't Recommend

~~~~ Sleepy

Babel Tower, by A.S. Byatt is not a very good book. I don't recommend wasting your time on the 600 pages. Her writing style sucks the big one. Plus, she kinda berates Tolkien, which is instant grounds for my dislike.

Don't bother.

07 August 2007

Almost Doesn't Count

~~~~ Satisfied

School starts in 11 days. It's terrifying and exciting all at once. I can't believe I'm a junior. I'm halfway through my undergrad education. My life is dangerously close. But at the same time I'm so ready. It's strangely comforting to know I'll never really live in this house again. I'll do things. Get jobs or internships away from this town. And I really won't come back. Really. Living in Egypt for those five months helped. I am so ready to start my career. I desperatley want to be an Egyptologist. I want to work in Turin in their museum. I want to live in Italy. Visit Firenze on my weekends off. See all the provinces in Italy. See th rest of Europe on extended weekends. Vacation in Asia and the Middle East. Visit Egypt CONSTANTLY... maybe get a flat there too? Muuumkin? Gods, it's so exciting I want to start now. Can I skip the rest of college and grad school and getting my P.H.D. and just go straight to that? Yeah, good luck with that. Oh, and if I could find a punk/hippie/rocker who is easy to talk to and not depressingly tall who respects an independent strong woman and wants at least remotley the same things I want that'd be great, thanks.

So anyways, coming down off of cloud nine, I need to start thinking about packing. I really need to relocate all the things that have been unpacked and stored someplace in this house that I didn't take to Egypt. I can't wait for Chanda to get home. Wally might be home but he hasn't called... which I find... interesting. Tomorrow I think I'll call Carolyn. I like seeing her. And I'll continue to avoid that other guy who will, at this moment, remain unnamed. I've been reading a lot. I do not like A.S. Byatt's writing style but I'll finish Babeltower. There are so many books I'm excited to read I want to start them all now! I should reread the Golden Compass. I remember I liked it but I should remember WHY I liked it.

But for now, I've retreated into the comfort of watching The Boondock Saints.

04 August 2007

A Word of Advice

~~~~ Restless

Never start watching old television shows that you loved once and then forgot about. All the old emotions of loving the characters and the stories will come rushing back and make you crazy!

03 August 2007

I. Love. This. Song.

~~~~ Anxious

29 July 2007

Another Reason Egypt Rocks

~~~~ Rejuvenated

Fake toes, anyone?

28 July 2007

Book Review: Before Women Had Wings

~~~~ Listless

Recently I finished a book called Before Women Had Wings by Conni May Fowler. It's not exactly the kind of book I normall read but I actually really like it. The book is the story about a young girl named Bird growing up near Tampa, Florida. Her father commits suicide and her, her older sister Phoebe, and her mother move to the city to try to start over. But trouble follows them because Bird's mother is plauged with a failed life and falls to drinking to solver her problems. Bird's only salvation is with Miss Zora, a kindly woman who teaches Bird about nature and love. I think Fowler's writing style is what makes this book so good. Even though Bird's life seems so hopeless she still finds joy in the small things. It keeps the book engaging and enjoyable. And, to be blatant, it makes you realize your life could be severly worse. I highly recommend it.

26 July 2007

It's Been A While

~~~~ Full

It's been a while since I visited this site but it's still up and running!

The Hunger Site is this great site that is suppose to donate food to the hungry. There's also a Breast Cancer Site, A Child Health Site, A Literary Site, An Animal Rescue Site, and my specific favorite, a Rainforest Site! It might not work, but it might. I hope it does work. You should help! It's free and only takes a few seconds of your time. You should do it too!

23 July 2007

Reaching a Catharsis Nine Years in the Making

~~~~ Restless

What an awesome weekend! Friday I drove up to Cleveland and met up with Steph. We ran to Coldstone and bought our obligatory Cookie Dough Delerium Cake and took it to Lindsay babysitting her cousins in Westlake for her birthday. They were seriously the cutest little girls I've seen in a long time. I haven't played with kids like that since my little neighbors were that age. After the kids needed to hit the hay Steph and I said goodbye to Lindsay and went back to Willoughby to see Hairspray. Oh my goodness. It was one of the best movies I've ever seen. I loved it. Steph and I are officially in love with both Link and Seaweed and we want to disown our mothers for John Travolta as Edna. Amaaazing! After the movie we went back to Steph's house and woke up bright and early Saturday for a fantastic roadtrip. The goal of our roadtrip was to visit some of the towns in Ohio that are named after famous cities throughout the world. Our stops included:
Milan (birthplace of Thomas Edison)
and, of course, OXFORD!
That's right, our roadtrip ended at our beloved Oxford, Ohio, home of Miami University. We had calzones and fruit and yougurt parfaits as soon as we got there. I missed it so! Then we wandered around campus just refalling in love with our wonderful campus. It was a long day. A looong car ride. We listened to the Hairspray soundtrack at least 10 times and the High School Musical soundtrack an additional 6 or 7 times but I wouldn't have had it any other way. I stayed in Willoughby again Saturday night but Sunday I had to be out of there bright and early because I had gone the first 24 hours of the Harry Potter book being available and not reading it. When we stopped at a Wal-Mart in London there were a few books by the cash registers and it was so hard not to pick one up and start reading it. But I got home early Sunday and started reading. I'm halfway through the book at the moment and I'm generally pleased. There are a few things that are strange. Like Harry really doesn't go back to Hogwarts but I'm generally pleased at the way the book is evolving. Hopefully it doesn't disappoint me at the climax. I'll soon find out though I'll obviously have it done today.
*nervous laughter*

19 July 2007

Baseball Game of the Year

~~~~ Exhausted

It's official, I can't watch the Cleveland Indians, they lose. I had a really great time with Lindsay though, I heart hanging out with her. We established our three favorite players:

Josh Barfield

Franklin Gutierrez
and (of course)

Grady Sizemore.
Now I'll stop paying attention because then they'll keep doing well.

I bought myself a journal yesterday. I'm gonna start writing in it with anything and everything I can think of. Right now I just have a few poems but I hope I can get up to short stories soon. I think I'm gonna work on my painting too and put a couple of my works of, well, art, I guess, into it. I guess I'll call it my Life Book. I'm kinda in love with my book. Watched Young Adamlast night. It was thought provoking but it was a little choppy and lacked a certain continuity all in all not my favorite movie. I signed up for a two week free trial of Netflix to get a couple of the indie movies I've been meaning to watch. I'm just tired of waiting on the library and then when I get the movies having them be all scratched up. The library is really only truly good for books... not that I'm complaining or anything though.

This weekend I'm heading up to Cleveland for Coldstone Cake with Lindsay and Steffie then Steph and I are goint to see HAIRSPRAY and then down to Miami just because we both miss the campus. HARRY POTTER IN THREE DAYS!!! I can't believe something that has been a part of my life for over 12 years is about to finally end. Please don't die Harry! :(

15 July 2007

There's This Story

~~~~ Creative

For years now I've had this story in my head... I wish I could get it out. It's so well developed. It's about this girl... she's the daughter of gods but she isn't really a god because these gods aren't really suppose to have children... they just aren't suppose to be capable. But against all the odds she's born and now she has a choice. Will she spend her entire life at home with her parents and the other gods, living safe and secure but bored, or will she use powers she has and go off to different worlds helping others in their most desperate hour? I know, it kinda sounds corny when I put it in those words but, hey, I guess that's why I've never actually written it down. She also has a twin brother that decides to stay with their parents while she goes out on her adventures. Her parents also send her a guardian animal that can assume any form he wants but his true form is a great orange dragon.

The problem is I have an extremely over-active imagination... even at 20. Ha! I think I want to write all this down but I just don't know if it's worth reading. By myself or by others. :confused: *sigh* I have a great respect for authors just because they have the patience to get all their thoughts and ideas down on paper. Maybe I have ADD? Sometimes I start writing but I just get bored so quickly... guess long term writing just isn't for me.

05 July 2007

How Amazing is This?

~~~~ Hopeful

What a wonderful concept. The HOPING foundation really has the right idea.

HOPING stands for Hope and Optimism for Palestinians In the Next Generation. This next generation will be the key to peace. Palestinian refugee children need the simple chances and ordinary possibilities that can offer them creative solutions to their lives. The most important thing we can do is to help generate these possibilities, giving refugee children a belief in the promise of a better future. We will be showing Palestinian children that their struggle to transform their lives is encouraged and supported by people in Britain and throughout the rest of the world.HOPING maintains a small scale administrative set-up in order to ensure that a large majority of funds we raise are given directly to community projects in refugee camps working with children. Most importantly, the recipients of grants are small community initiatives that provide immediate assistance, and will make such a huge difference to their everyday lives. Grants are provided to encourage and improve all aspects of children’s lives; through art, music, social and sporting activities, and through their education and health needs.

They have cute things to buyto help the cause. It's totally worth it!

03 July 2007

Save Darfur

~~~~ Impressed

It's worth it. I promise.

Buy Instant Karma Now!

30 June 2007


~~~~ Happy

Oh I love Egypt even more now. You have no idea how happy this makes me!

Egypt Forbids Female Circumcision


29 June 2007

Basically How I Felt About Jarhead

~~~~~ Sleepy