Friday, December 29, 2006

damn away messages, always getting in the way

Away messages: an auto-response you can put up on instant messaging software that relays the message that you are unavailable to answer any IMs. Many people use this as a means to subtly express oneself by including song lyrics, poems and meaningful quotes.

So it's hard.

I have things I want to express in an away message, that I can't. Because I know that the person the away message is about is watching and could read it. And I'm strong. I don't want them to know how I feel, well I do, just not yet. I want things to play out. Maybe?

I mean...I don't even know. I'm just carrying on. Knitting, and reading the book I'm supposed to be reading.

Hmmm...must research about important alumni!

Did I mention that I watched the last 2/3s of "Raising Helen" tonight? Again...for the 2nd time in the past 4 days. Fantastic. I need to buy that movie.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Steeley was right

Steeley was so right about 2006.

I hope 2007 is 200 times bigger and better.

It wasn't a bad year...ok, yes, yes it was.
Not my favorite.
I did get Beyond Ramen out of it!
And a host of new friends and a newfound committment to radio.

But really, the other things that came from it weren't all that great. A lot of relationships deteriorated and even more completely fell apart.

That should be my new resolution, getting back on my feet and meeting new people. Taking life by the horns and telling it, no, I'm in charge here. I'm going to fix this mess and make it better, that's just how it's going to be.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

love the tux

It's all about the Tuxedo boys.

When in doubt, wear a Tux. We girls absolutely adore it.

And John Corbett in Raising Helen is great. ;)

Saturday, December 23, 2006

revisiting an old post from an old blog

What I said in January of 2005
"*aside* If this is freaking me out now...I can't imagine what I'll be like at 40 and older...yuck. *back to the last train of thought*
HOLY COW!!! I'm not supposed to age...I'm young and vibrant. YAY! ha "

What Aunt Barbara Said:
NOTE FROM AGED AUNT: What is it like to be 40 and older? Absolutely freaking great! Its a cruel fallacy that vibrancy (or great sex, or flirting, or reasonable financial independance, or the wonderful sense of power that comes from using the kind of talent and intelligence that is only your own) is only for the young. Being forty and older means you've got lots of life experience that you can rely on; you REALLY have experienced the unexpected twists of fate and the silver lining in the dark cloud, and you know that if you're lucky (no illness, car crashes or tsunami's), you'll get to experience more of the same. For sure you already know love, and the death and rebirth of love, and again if you're lucky, they'll be more of that to come. When I look back at twenty: that was not so much hard as vaguely anxiety ridden. Most 40 and plus year olds laugh at the idea of being twenty. Having the body and energy of your twenty year old self maybe, but you'd never want to give up the experience of what that 40-year-plus knows in exchange!
So Margaret, don't fear aging, embrace it! You don't get older, you just get better!
love ya, Aunt Barbara

And then I said...

Thank you Aunt help to keep things in perspective. And I think you're right. I don't think the idea of aging scares me as much as actually reaching the next age. Because at this point in my life reaching that next number brings a whole new set of responsibilities. At some point I'll have to take supreme responsibility for myself. I'll have to be the one to have a job, pay the bills, and take care of my own basic needs, which have been taken care of by someone else.

I don't think I meant so much "yuck" as wonder and excitement. Looking at the past year, or even the past 2 years, I could never imagine that I would be where I am today, doing the things I am doing today. I'm wondering exactly what life/God has in store for me in the future. And that, I think, is the scary part.

Trusting that whatever happens, will happen. Que cera, cera!

And the next year could send me to Africa, or keep me under house arrest, or something else I couldn't even dream of.

So much can change in such a short amount of time that it's funny, weird, scary even, to think of what could happen in the next 20 years!


And now (December 2006)...
I say, yeah...ok so I'm getting older; sometimes that is a bit scary. But I think its because I never saw myself as 21, 22, or older. I always saw my aunts or uncles or teachers or older adults as being those ages, but not me. Didn't think it could happen. Sure enough, it happens, and has, I'm 21!

I must say, I already look back at myself a year ago, two years ago and wonder at where I've come from and how far I've gone.

I think Aunt Barbara was right, and I'm not just saying that because I talked to her briefly on the phone today and she mentioned this exchange with nostalgia. She also wondered why we weren't coming up for Christmas again this year, especially when Tina and I had such a fantastic time with her last year.

Ok, Aunt Barbara was right. I totally see the fun in growing up. So far, so good. There's so much more I've got to do with my time over the next 20 years. So ready life, here I come!

Questions, Questions, Questions...

So all I have are questions right now. Well, and a to do list.

To do...
-Knitting Scarves and Headbands and Scarves for various amazing people
-Editing reality show with hours of footage to comb through...damn I should have logged all that
-Uploading video to internet/podcast
-Uploading audio to VIC's podcast
-Changing VIC's website to be AWESOME...the end.

hmmm...big little time

So much TV to watch and waste time in front of! Damn. I'm so screwed. ;)

I should get going on some of that and stop pretending like I should be translating a song's lyrics into Sign Language. Because really, I have no business doing it. I can pretend like I know what I'm doing, but I don't. Like how I pretend to play guitar.

Monday, December 18, 2006

This is for my Music friends...

I thought this was hilarious...


Happy finals week.
Fun for sleeping in and stressing out. Staying up late and turning it in early...who am I kidding?!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Music that's on my wishlist

So this is what I'll be buying with my iTunes giftcard this can help and just buy the CDs for me too. That would be fantastic. ;) *hint hint nudge nudge*

  • Matt Wertz -- any/all albums
  • Dave Barnes -- that middle album I'm missing...damn
  • Stefy -- the Orange Album...damn I want this one bad -- the album is only $5.99 on iTunes right now...I am sooo tempted to buy it. Must. Resist. Urge. To. Buy. Amazing. Power. Pop.
  • Dreamgirls Soundtrack -- you know it'll be amazing...and I must say, I can't wait for the movie.

and I should get some more work done before my group meeting...I'll put more up once I remember what else it is that I'd like.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Tim hero

So on Best Year Ever for 2006, Tim Gunn was nominated for having the best year ever. And this is one of the things he said...

"Don't mess with the Gunn, you might get shot! *bang bang bang noises*" I was stunned for about 5 complete minutes.

Absolutely made my year.

Thank you Tim Gunn.
I made it work.

*side note*
I detest that my house smells of manure.

Friday, December 8, 2006

To Do list

1-4pm --Edit/Read Paper thingy for ethics class
4pm -- meet with Nic for Ethics paper thingy that's due way too early
6-7:30pm -- clearing off my car/eating/getting ready for Jared Campbell
7:30pm -- Jared in 'Cuse

Back at like 2am

Wake up -- Shower/Work on Ethics paper (ACM Code paper)/Senior Seminar Presentation....
12pm -- Lunch and Senior Seminar
2pm -- put the remote down...and work on power point
3pm -- no, seriously...put the remote down

probably 8pmish -- get dolled up for Semi-Formal (providing the dress arrives in the mail before then...otherwise...I'm so screwed)
back home 1amish

9am -- Mix Tape w/ Steeley and Dunkin' Donuts or CTB! YAY!!
1pm -- Soul-savin' with JC himself
3pm -- Library/Pub with some coffee...I need something to keep me awake.

Side note: I'm getting more dependant on stimulants like Tea and Coffee...this is no good. And I like the big stuff like Lattes that cost like $ bank account will not like this.

Ok...seriously, back to working and reading.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

A To Do List

Click on the title link for a fantastic to do list of comedic proportions.

I don't know if that sentance actually made sense or not. It's almost 8am and I'm on the radio, so that's my excuse.

btw...go to

do it. Now.

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Someone want to do this with me?

This is the best Contest ever...

Smilefest 2006.

Someone please do this with me, it would be amazing.

Only Me

Only I would find the college radio interview of Hanson on iTunes while searching for something else completely.


Search for WJRH and you'll find it under's from October 2005...but it's there.

And I found it.

Plus...this is pretty much the best video.

Have I mentioned that I love YouTube?

Friday, December 1, 2006

Who Greenlighted this?

Who gave the go-ahead for this new reality? Really?

I understand that it's fox...but really. It's just special, and it's the free download on iTunes. So, of course I'm downloading it because I actually watched Thursday night TV on Thursday (imagine doing that!) and have nothing better to do.

Plus I guess I'm curious. And it's probably trashy TV.
Just by looking at it, I'd say it belongs in a block with The Girls Next Door and The Simple Life and Dr. 90210...E! should have picked this one up. It falls within their genre of trashy-sex reality shows.

But they're all so addicting.

Damn them.