Monday, January 31, 2005

Did you get a bid?! :) Love the sigmas. Posted by Hello

Tri-Sig Bid Card thing Posted by Hello

This picture reminds me of that scene in Schindler's list where the little girl with the red pea coat is running in the street. When I saw that movie, that was the turning point and this picture tells me that this is a turning point in Iraq as well... PS: All photos of Iraq voting day are courtesy of Mike L's blog. Awesome pics Mike.  Posted by Hello

Congrats to Iraq, where actions speak louder than words. Voting day.  Posted by Hello

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Quotes from this weekend... as recorded by Sarah.

Prologue: Mary, Matt, Drew, and Sarah take a road trip to Charlotte (to see SoCo) and then to Wake Forest later on that night (intense driving). Drew has recently become a vegetarian, Matty is as emotional and heart broken as ever (a doubly bad situation) and Sarah and I are just "there."

"CTM- Cut that Mullet!" - Matty

"Those cows look happy!" - Drew

"... and I'm still single, lonely and void of all emotion" - Matty

"She wasn't fat, so that was good" - Matty

"Maybe you should try to give up drugs before meat." - Me (Mary)

"Uh, that thing's closed, but you're an idiot" - Matty

Dan (the man): uhhh did you call me Dave?
Matt: Dave? We don't say that name here

Drew: can we pull over?
Matt: Why?
Drew: I just have to puke real quick
Drew: Yeah, this looks like a nice spot!

"I have left my mark in Winston-Salem!" - Drew

"Guys... I just puked in my mouth, just a little bit, right here (points to throat), I'm going to pull the trigger. I WILL BE RIGHT BACK!" - Tommy Hil (Sig Pi brother, no one knows his real name)

"His name is JONAS! Like the Weezer song!" - Me (Mary)

"Andrew McMahon made the SEX noise! HE MADE THE SEX NOISE!" - Me (Mary)

"This is the best night of my life! - Go Demon Deacons, you guys ROCK!" - Drew to all the brothers of Sigma Pi
This just in...

The most spontaneous decision of Mary's Life...

I'm going to see Bright Eyes play in Raleigh tomorrow. I decided this about an hour ago while talking to osh comma J and Drew1... and it took us less than 5 minutes to unanimously agree to drive 4 hours (for drew and i back to NC AGAIN - we were just there this morning) to see him play. Now that's dedication!

Oh man Andrew McMahon and Conor Oberst within a span of less than 3 days of one another?! I don't know if I can handle all this hotness... on second thought, I suppose I'll find a way to deal.

Being badass and standing on his piano, looking mighty fine as always. Posted by Hello

Singing Konstantine and keeping it oh so hot. I love you!  Posted by Hello

Meet the father of my children... Andrew McMahon, to your left with the tatoo. Posted by Hello

Friday, January 28, 2005

The long awaited best weekend of my life commences NOW!

North Carolina Roadtrip 2005!

- Charlotte, NC tonight for the Something Corporate concert
- THEN, Wake Forest until Sunday!

Wake Forest (#3 in the ACC) lost to Georgia Tech tonight... by one point
And we (#4 in the ACC) Beat UVA...

So you know what that means! Is that even possible?! It would be so beyond amazingly frikin cool if we were number one in the ACC in Basketball... but even if we're not... we were an unranked team, nobody thought we could do it... and now look where we are and look where UVA is... THIS IS AWESOME!

Now who do I root for at the Wake Game on Feb 5? I heart Justin Gray and Chris Paul.... but I also heart the hokies... decisions!
Somebody asked me about my computer today and it was funny because Jase and I have matching computers... and we're married! Coincidence?! - I think not.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

I Can't think about it too much.

I was in Bio part dos, the last class of my day. (PS: This happened earlier) Anyway, I got there a little earlier than I normally do, there were only 10 people there in a place that sits over 500 or so... Anyway, seeing as I was there really early, I didn't really have much to do so I just sat there thinking and then it all came back and I just sat there tearing up and by then a lot of people had filtered in and I think I really freaked out the two guys sitting next to me because they were probably just like dude what is she doing. We had a pop-quizish kind of thing today which was cool because I knew all of the answers, but they were scared to pass the scantron to me. It was ridiculous. I need to get it together. I just really don't feel like talking to people right now or ever. And on top of that there are lots of things bothering me right now that are so stupid. I wish people would stop being stupid because everyone is starting to piss me off royally with the exception of a few, of course. Whatever, I shouldn't dwell on it. I'm still alive and that's something to be thankful for. Anyway, as of tomorrow at 3... the best road trip ever will commence and it couldn't have been planned at a better time. Can't wait to see SoCo and Wake Forest! Yay!
chik4christ13: hey mary, this is robyn
chik4christ13: im going to see you this weekend!
chik4christ13: bring a christmas wreath; it'll be fun

ha ha i don't think getting lost in the ghetto of wake will be as intense as the ghetto of dc...
I blocked a bunch of people on my buddy list today, you may have been one of them...

Reason: There's been some stuff going on lately, if you're close to me, you know what's up so just for personal reasons I blocked a bunch of people that I can't really talk to right now just because they don't know what's going on and I can't really explain it. Right now, I just need to be able to contact people who know me well, and personally just because I don't want to have to explain to everybody that I'm just acquaintances with. This is something that my close friends and I need to work out together so, please don't take offense to this. Plus, I can't really handle distractions that are unrelated to what's going on right now. Don't get me wrong, it's cool when I get random ims about nothing, just not right now. It's a stressful time, and frankly I just don't feel like talking about it so I hope everyone understands and just accepts it. If not, oh well, this is what I'm doing and I'm sticking to it. Try not to take it personally, I just don't really want to share some things with some people that I don't know very well or who don't know me...

PS: I shouldn't have to justify myself like this to anyone... but I just thought I'd give a heads up. And if you hate me for it, fine - that's just the way things go, but right now, I'm doing what I have to do and I'm not going to apologize for it later so here it is, take it or leave it.

The tri-sig girls and our cool hip fly hot friend MATTHEW! Honorary member any day. Well, maybe. Posted by Hello

Mine and Jack's family portrait, Drew is our son... GROSS! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

I was talking to a good friend of mine today and during our conversation we came to the conclusion that some people mistake our friendliness as something else. If only they could see how we interact with all of our friends.

PS: Drew went to the circle k meeting tonight, make fun of him. A lot of fun.

And K, thanks for the CD it rockkksss.
Conor Oberst made the NY Times via Mike!

Mike: i don't worship him like some people, but conor oberst is on the home page of the new york times. some people might want to check it out

He also made the Washington Post via Drew!
Dearest C,
I'm sorry you have to go through this. We're all here for you and we love you very much.


Monday, January 24, 2005

I'm enjoying all this love from the tri-sigs from various places in VA

A UVA Tri-Sig
evajayne 03: HOLY HELL
Auto response from Surf N Waves 04: Studying like a true sigma sigma sigma would.
evajayne 03: ARE YOU A TRI-SIG????????????????????
evajayne 03: and if you are, why the hell didn't you tell me????
evajayne 03: why are the sigmas on your profile, beeotch?:-)

A JMU Tri-Sig
Kerr003: are you pledging?? I didn't know Tech had a chapter ???
Kerr003: :-)

Most badass Algebra shirt ever! Via Posted by Hello

Snowy... goodness.  Posted by Hello

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Last three lines of the poem "Why Regret?" by Gelway Kinnell

Isn't it worth missing whatever joy
you might have dreamed, to wake in the night and find
you and your beloved are holding hands in your sleep?
Quote of the day via Sarah after reading someone's away message about his girlfriend:

"I'm going to have your beautiful babies, that's the kind of love you fucking want"
- Sarah Ainsworth!

Is your roomate this cool? I don't think so. LOSER.

I made Drew a hat because it the window was open and it was cold... here we are just being awesome. Posted by Hello

Sarah and Jack looking hot as ever with beer all over his shirt at the Heaven and Hell party. Heaven was clearly better than hell. Posted by Hello

Sean and Drew and his new amazingly hot hot hair. Posted by Hello

Ping to the Pong. Jack & Lisa holding their own. Posted by Hello

Coolest people EVER!  Posted by Hello

Ha ha coming to a Christmas Card near you in December 2005! Don't we look like some sort of weird family? There's Drew, Mary and baby Jack... ha ha oh man. Posted by Hello

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Sorority sisters on the left... and Zack Posted by Hello

What are you doing my friend?! Sean is so cool... SIKE. Posted by Hello

Full House! Love them! Posted by Hello

Sarah, Seany, Drew, Lisa, and Jack when Sean, Drew and Jack came to rock our worlds! Posted by Hello
People I aspire to party with or have a few drinks/take shots with before my college career comes to an end...

- Andrew McMahon (hopefully this upcoming weekend)
- Ryan Adams
- Conor Oberst
- Dennis the Menace (like the one we grew up watching... he goes to Wake Forest so hopefully we'll catch a glimpse or hang out with him this weekend)
- The Australian merch guy that always comes to Warped
- Colin and his roomate in sunny california (summer 2005!)

... to be continued.

Checked off the list as of yesterday:

- Jack Mullee
- Sean
- Lisa Koehler

Dear Guy Friends, You guys are the coolest.

MoB Squad VBall: oh my god... that was my theme song last night...
Auto response from Surf N Waves 04: GG Matt, this is for you:
I kissed a drunk girl, I kissed a drunk girl yes I did Kissed a drunk girl on the lips, I let my guard down How could I have been so dumb? Her eyes were openI know I am not the one

Over break, I told my dad I wanted to learn how to sail this summer. With one of our abodes in Belmont Bay, it just seemed like the thing to do. He then told me that I had to learn how to swim, to which I responded uh, yeah dad too bad I can... plus it's called a life jacket. Then he paused and said, "You need to know how to swim, and by swim I mean like Michael Phelps." So I guess he doesn't want me to be sailing boats and such but it's kind of unfair because I can swim enough to save my life and I mean whatever happens happens, you can't change it. So anyway, after a little convincing... hopefully he'll come around. If not, I'll ask mom.

Ha ha.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Is this how you're feeling too?

Open up to foggy streets and the shuffling of heavy feet
Passing through antique gates and lining up to whisper goodbyes
Freshly cut flowers rest in mud and sobs echo from the wind that carries sound away along with pieces of our lives
Say we're dreaming, say we're discouraged and disgusted by life
Exit left to cloudy skies, proving that this day is exactly what we always feared would happen when we kissed ourselves
Our first taste of escape
We are pure


"Remember the world's not falling matter how it feels, remember the world's not falling apart. Things are falling in place. Just talking reminds me that I miss security, and there will never be. Tonight I can't sleep because we've gone too deep, and there will never and me"

Thursday, January 20, 2005

We live and we learn and we crash and we burn and we're gone
We take what we know and we learn as we go and we run
Run until that day we can see who we are
Have the final say we can be who we are
Love lights the way, til the last day

Today I found out that two people died, yesterday I also found out that another person died, on top of what happened over break with Michaela and Tony but I'd rather not elaborate. Point being, guys carpe diem and make it happen, we have so much to live for and sometimes you just have to go for it because you never know what's in store, you just trust the man upstairs on that one, but... la vita e bella, don't take it for granted, your's or anyone else's.
Nice quote via Jase

Me: I'm going to make you a shirt that says "married" on it
Jase: do it
Me: would you seriously wear it?
Jase: yeah
Me: FINE! You should be expecting it in the mail sometime this semester you JERK.

my husband sucks. but i'm a shitty wife. huzzah karma!
Risk Quotes...

"People who try to take over the world suck. "

"You can't take over my country! I hate you!"

Oh, don't worry, come this weekend, IT IS ON.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

M: Did I really dance with him?
N: yeah, you really did, I was there, it happened
M: Yeah this definately happened in April-ish last year if it even happened at all. I honestly can't say that I remember that far back.
N: well, he remembers... apparently
M: hmmm well maybe it was just so awesome that I thought it was some sort of super dream and thought that it couldn't have happened.
N: maybe, but he remembers!
M: perhaps homeboy was hallucinating. or maybe you were on LSD or something and hallucinating yourself. I know! You both did LSD together and had a joint-hallucination
N: That's exactly what happened, obviously.

Ha ha, I love us!

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Awww you guys, I miss you already!

Laughter via Kerry

Kerr003: I lost it in class when I read this one.:-D............................. A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says, "Thats the ugliest baby that I've ever seen.Ugh!" The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to the man next to her, "The driver just insulted me!" The man says, "You go right up there and tell him off -go ahead. I'll hold your monkey for you."

Feeling loved via Meghan

CatchNwaves07: 1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.
2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.
3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.
4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't know you.
5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
6. You mean the world to someone.
7. You are Special and Unique.
8. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.
9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
10. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look.
11. Always remember the compliments you receive. Forget about the rude remarks.
12. When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt! HAHA!

Remiders via Nina

sportschic326: prob know this but in just in CASE you're distracted by the coldness...robbie's bday is today
Auto response from Surf N Waves 04: Creative Writing & Bio part deux across campus in 11 degree weather! YESSSSSSSS! :-)
I just can't look its killing me and taking controlJealousy, turning saints into the seaSwimming through sick lullabies, choking on your alibisBut it's just the price I pay, destiny is calling meOpen up my eager eyes, 'cause I'm Mr.Brightside
sportschic326: and also, its only like 14 degrees here and we have freakin rush all day soooo i'll be frigid as well
sportschic326: have a good day:-)

Reminders of the "good 'ol days" via Doups

Doups of CAN: in calc today, mclean was like "let's go over another section in the book, oh and it'll be on the exam"
Surf N Waves 04: well he's just an asshole
Doups of CAN: that's arguable
Doups of CAN: he lets me go to his class late
Surf N Waves 04: how is that possible?
Surf N Waves 04: you don't have boobs!
Surf N Waves 04: i feel so cheated!
Doups of CAN: lol
Doups of CAN: well, now i gotta go study like crazy, and finish a bunch of late work
Doups of CAN: life is good
Doups of CAN: ...for nothin'
Surf N Waves 04: ha ha no so you can get into TTTTTTEEECCCCHHHHH
Doups of CAN: well, logically, i got into illinois, so i should get into tech...but you never know i guess
Surf N Waves 04: yeah but forget illinois
Surf N Waves 04: illinois is "losers" backwards
Surf N Waves 04: if you scramble some letters and add more...

And anything else via Gerry

LiLjKiM703: thank you lady!i hope you have an extraordinary one as well
Auto response from Surf N Waves 04: Something's about to change... I can feel it in my heart today
First day of spring semester - make it a good one! :-)
LiLjKiM703: see ya at six thirty queer
Surf N Waves 04: fine LOSER BUTT FACE MUNCH (insert other bad adjectives/nouns here) and then SOME!
Auto response from LiLjKiM703: in desperate need of eskimo gear. i just dont see how the eskimoes do it.
LiLjKiM703: haha u fag

Let's talk about intimidation today shall we?

My first class today was Creative Writing. My teacher is awesome, she seems very motherly which is very fitting seeing as she is pregnant again. She is just a very sweet person and not a deceptive kind of sweet where she pretends to be nice, she is very genuine. I read over the syllabus and the material we're covering is going to be great! Poetry, short stories, prose pieces, two-way monologues... sound familiar?! :) I love it! We'll be doing a lot of this and I'm extremely excited, but I can also see this as being hard at times, but you do what you have to do right? Anyway, here's where the intimidation comes in... I quickly learned that I am one of 5 freshmen in the class. It's a little intimidating but I think I can pull through... anyway, I also learned that my teacher wants us to try to get our work published. :/ When it comes to people reading what I write in my blog, I really don't mind becuase it's online and anyone can see it, but when it comes to poetry and short stories, maybe it's just me, but that's more private because that can be very personal... but I'm not going to drop the class, I figure I'll get something out of this. It's not standing in front of people and reading dialogue that I'm worried about, I've done that numerous times, I'm just not comfortable letting everyone in on what's really going on. It's definately going to be a challenge, but I think once the semester is over, I'll feel better about it all so I'll keep you posted. I love the material in this class, but as my Imaginative Writing book says, "You have to be willing to go into the chaos and bring back the beaties..." and Tess Gallagher couldn't have said it better. That's exactly what this class will be like for me, going into the chaos and trying to find the beauty in the breakdown... so here's to new challenges!

And my Bio part deux class is just the same as my Bio part one class only it's a little longer since it only meets twice a week so that was fine. All in all, this semester is looking great! I'm optimistic!

Monday, January 17, 2005

Something's about to change, I can feel it in my heart today...

So today was the first day of Semester Deux and it couldn't have been better. I have a feeling this Semester will be amazing. Everything just felt right and it was just kinda like one of those instinct things where you can just tell. Anyway, I started my day at 10:10 which is already something to be thankful for seeing as how last semester I started my Mondays with an 8am so I'm feeling kind of spoiled already. Anyway the class is Social Anthropy and it's really interesting. Justin Sanders being the cool kid that he is showed me how to get to my class because I was clueless. Anyway, I get there but my room is like hidden down some obscure hall. I get there 5 minutes before the actual class starts... and I sit down for about 15 seconds and the professor tells us all that he's cancelling class today "in obeservance of the holiday" and just to pick up a syllabus on the way out and to tell us his name so he could take roll. There were people standing outside that were probably in the class that thought we were just a class getting out late. So that was a great start to the day. A 15 second class. So how did I kill time until my next class? I went to the Psyc building to see if I could force add into the class that I needed but of course the whole school was there changing their majors... (PSYCHOLOGY IS AWESOME, WHY WOULD YOU EVER SWITCH?!) Ha ha... ok that's just my opinion but it's terribly bias. Anyway, I left because I didn't feel like waiting so I went to the bank and cashed my checks so I could buy some books later in the day. (By the way Blacksburg had a Wind chill advisory today... of about negative 5 so that sucked, but no complaints). So I still had time to kill so I decided to go back and see if there were still a lot of people in the Psyc building and of course there were more than were there before. GREAT! So I went to my next class early and I'm taking Differential Calculus, at the MATH EMPO (which got new computers by the way, which contrary to popular belief does not soften the blow of having to go there weekly). This was kind of annoying because I get to do differential calculus on a 4 function calculator. Note to the wise people at VT who decide this: if I ever use differential calc in my life, you can bet that i'll be using a graphic calculator and hey, i'm all about supporting the economy, how about I hire someone to do it for me... it's the american way! I mean they say we're fully rounded, but we're not because we're dependant on each other and the knowledge that each of us has to get through life... anyway, saving that rant for another time. Okay so moving on, I wasn't too bitter about my empo classes because this won't be going at a pace as fast as the class that I took there before which is great! Afterwards, I met up with Drew and Sarah for lunch, and after lunch I went back to the Psyc department and finally got the class that I needed (Social Psychology) which works out perfectly for my Psyc/Soc double major or Psyc major/Soc minor... haven't decided. So i was way excited and it only took like 2 seconds to force add me so I did a happy dance and went back across the drillfield for the 10th time today and went to pritchard to check my mail where I got a 15 dollar gift certificate to the bookstore! Boo-Yah! So Drew came over because he wanted me to go with him to buy a winter coat since he lost his over break so I told him I'd go only if he took me to the bookstore to sell/buy books. So we walked to the cage in the freezing cold and the whole time, Drew is sans winter coat. Anyway we go to the bookstore first, and I sold back my books and made 50 bucks and that doesn't include the 2 books they WOULDN'T take (grrr...) anyway I was kind of sad about that BUT, I got over it when I found out the grand total of Semester 2's books was only 129 with the gift certificate! Again, will you say "boo-yah" with me? So then we went into town and got Drew a winter coat and it matches and doesn't look funny! Yay! And now he gets to stay warm during this Wind Chill advisory period. He also decided he would join circle-k so my job here is done. I should just graduate right now. We also decided to become business partners and rock the world. Plans are hush-hush now. He does all the computer work, and I'll do all the promotion and ads and whatever else. So we'll see how that works out over the years. I mean we have awhile to get this up and running. Okay anyhoo, we met Monica and Justin for dinner which was a lot of fun. I don't think I stopped laughing. These two are another whole box of pandoras. Gotta love them. So all in all, my day has been amazing and I think I started off Second Semester with a bang or maybe a few boo-yahs! But I'm hopeful and optimistic and I guess we'll just see how it goes...

Jack is coming this weekend. Drew's birthday is on Thursday - good times with the boys? Of frikin course!

Charlotte NC Concert Viewing Wake Forest Overnight Roadtrip? - Less than 2 weeks. Excited to the max!

Sunday, January 16, 2005

What Ever Happened To...

- Ace of Base
- Where in the world is Carmen San Diego
- Doug (the cartoon)
- Celebrity Death Match (I want to see Carrabba and Oberst go at it... my money is on Oberst)
- Chivalry
- WVU's football team? Oh right, we beat them.
- And UVA's? - Let's not go there
- Hokie basketball? Ugh, forcing me to become a Deacon fan
- Light up shoes
- Ghost Writer

... to be continued... feel free to add your own.

K is for Kaj! All painted for the game... I love the rolled quad... I wish we could roll the drillfield after every win but we'd probably run out of TP seeing as how our drillfield is so large. Just a thought... Posted by Hello

Wake v. UNC game... photo via Kaj! Wake beat UNC 95-82... yessss!!! I knew my boys would come through. Justin Gray & Chris Paul, you are AMAZING!  Posted by Hello
I love our boys Over It!

Their new album drops the first week of March and it's called Silverstrand so I expect you guys to be standing in line with me when I get my copy! They've come such a long way! From playing in our backyards to getting signed. I love these boys and I love that they can still come home and play shows at Providence. Anyway they're doing a purevolume promo of their CD where they will release a new song from the upcoming album every Tuesday starting this week sooo check out their song called "Siren 101" and keep checking in every Tuesday for a sneak peak.

*Their sound is a lot different than their previous Providence-ish type stuff, but I think you'll like it.
Surf N Waves 04: JASON WE SUCK!
TheRedFlame2: why
Surf N Waves 04: i'm back at school and i didn't hang out with my husband!
TheRedFlame2: what, u went back without ever telling me...:'(
Surf N Waves 04: i tried to im you back but you wern't online!
Surf N Waves 04: :-(
TheRedFlame2: i have a phone
TheRedFlame2: im just playing, i guess maybe this summer then
Surf N Waves 04: ugggh i know i suck at being a wife
Surf N Waves 04: yeah i guess
TheRedFlame2: im not a good husband either

Ha ha ha ha... wow. Oh and it was funny today this guy that I really don't know asked me if I was married to Jason on my ride down to tech with Drew 1. Ha ha... wow. Marriage is FUN.

I owe my great District Board memories of last year to Christy and I owe my Halo skills to B.Rad. Two very very cool people. Together, they are a double threat.  Posted by Hello

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Matt and I watching the Sugar Bowl at Drew's!  Posted by Hello