Tuesday, February 28, 2006

It's his birthday and he'll do what he wants to...

Today (well, I guess if you want to get technical since it's 12 then yestreday) is Pat's Birthday and he turned 22. I've been giving him crap for it all day, but he's being a really good sport about it. I know 22 really isn't that old... but here I am trying to break 20 and there Pat is drinking more legally than he did the year before. Anyway here are a few passages from our conversations throughout the day that I thought were hilarious:

Pat: lay off, mary!
Pat: come on. give me a break
Me: ha ha that's right... you're old now... i guess i'll just let it slide
Pat: seriously
Pat: you have to.
Pat: you, being the younger generation, are responsible for taking care of us old people...
Pat: your elders, if you will.
Me: okay i've let it slide... you don't have to get all worked up anymore... i don't want you to go into cardiac arrest or anything...


Me: hey gramps, are you capable of dancing anymore?
Pat: barely

Pat: any of the stuff im playing okay?
Pat: what do we think? im so old im out of touch with the youth and what music is "hip"
Me: well i mean you're like one of those cool grandpas
Me: you know the kind that doesn't wet his pants as much as the other grandpas
Me: who can walk without a walker
Me: doesn't have voice modulation disorder..
Me: you're the grandpa who has a pretty sweet basement... with record players and sweet records that he makes his grandkids listen to so they don't become d-bags
Me: and instead of dentures you have a grill like nelly... and your name is spelled out in neon diamonds on it
Pat: hahaha
Pat: im going to get one

Monday, February 27, 2006

Minor Detail...

* I would love love love to learn how to silkscreen. If anybody knows a good place where I can go learn or any good How-To sites, please let me know!

* I am looking to purchace a Lomography Fish-Eye lense camera... I've heard both good and bad things about this camera. The majority have been good, however if you have any feedback - by all means, leave a message or let me know! Also, if you know of any alternatives, let me know. I really love the look of the Lomography though...

* If you haven't checked out Sondre Lerche's new song Minor Detail, hurry up and click the link provided below. This song has been running through my mind all day long.

Link: www.myspace.com/sondrelerche

Sunday, February 26, 2006

It's impossible to sleep when your friends keep jumping on you.  Posted by Picasa

We call ourselves, "The Good Times Band"  Posted by Picasa

Heather loves to hug people.  Posted by Picasa

Soooo cute!  Posted by Picasa

... and pat likes to sit on people Posted by Picasa

Heather can bench press one million pounds Posted by Picasa

My favorites!  Posted by Picasa

I don't know what to say. Posted by Picasa

the face of agonizing defeat!  Posted by Picasa

Seriously, who took this picture?! This is part of our synchronized swimming routine for the summer olympics...  Posted by Picasa

what what?  Posted by Picasa

Check out this cool pong move I invented! Posted by Picasa

Jack and Vanessa were our visitors from UMBC this weekend. We love them.  Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 25, 2006

MCATs and Prom.

This morning I took my MCAT prelim exam and luckily it wasn't the length of a full MCAT because I would have been upset. I spent most of my morning and my afternoon at the Kaplan center taking this thing and it lasted about 3 hours and 30 minutes. Truth be told, I wasn't super excited waking up this morning knowing that I would be spending most of my Saturday being scared by this prelim test. Anyway, I guess I could bore you and break it down... I just wanted to take it to see how I would do and just to see what the format of this test was and how the questions were worded. When it comes to these things, I am a huge fan of familiarizing myself with the material - there are so many hidden tricks and such. Anyway, as you can imagine, the test was pretty wretched. Everyone walked in half asleep and left shaking, anxious, and scared out of their minds. A lot of familiar faces from Alpha Epsilon Delta were there (no surprise). I still need to take 2 of the classes that are needed to take this exam for real, so I know that when my scores come back and they're not what I want them to be, I won't freak out. The first section included a lot of Organic Chemistry and just molecular structures. The second section was a verbal reasoning section which I think was my saving grace because the other two sections were so incredibly difficult. The last section was Biological Science which was okay, but I should probably look over the material since I don't remember much of the Biology that I took last year. But other than that, it was a good learning experience and I guess time will tell when it comes to these scores. I'm not expecting much, but if I did well great, if not then I'll know what I still need to work on. It's so surreal - all the preparation leading to this one test that will determine the next 4 years of my life. It's crazy, but I can't see myself doing anything else.

In other news... Tommy came to lunch with us today. He and I started being nostalgic and talking about High School and how absolutely crappy it was and we started talking about things like Prom and we realized the both of us didn't go to Prom our Senior year. Granted, that's not a big deal because Senior year, our prom was just really crappy - because of another school in our county that ruined it for everyone, parents and students had to sign a form saying that they wouldn't dance a certain way at prom and that the lights were to be kept on. Nobody wants to spend upwards of $400 dollars for a night like that... so today we decided that we're going to throw a prom party - no date required. We'll all dress up, drink, dance and just have a good time. We were even thinking of calling our HS principle and asking him to record his voice saying things like "you guys are way too close," or "don't make me kick you out," but I doubt he will do it. I'm really excited abuot this now. It will be a make-up Prom without all the High School drama.... I'm glad we're past that.

Picture that sums up my night... Electric times with an electic group. We're all so different, but somehow - it works and I love that about Team Fun.  Posted by Picasa

This is my replication of a Carona commercial. Sure, I'm not at the beach, wearing shorts, or drinking a Carona, but I do have flip flops on and there's a palm tree... close enough. I'll try again over Spring Break when I'm at the beach.  Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Mr. GQ!

He sure does clean up quite nicely. Has anyone ever seen Idi like this? Because I certainly have not and I think he looks GREAT.
Then, it's me.

Okay, I'm trying to think about how I can make this story as short as humanly possible under the circumstances that is... since there is so much background information. I guess we can start off with I am the most non-commital indecisive person when it comes to guys. I've known this my whole life but recently my friends have been getting on my case about it. Okay so the basic trend of my relationships is: I will find somebody that I like, I will date them I guess you could say for awhile and when it finally comes time to commit, I will chicken out. I can't bring myself to do it and I'm not sure why and I don't think it's right ot lead people on and I don't even realize I'm doing it until somebody calls me out on it and tells me I'm not being fair. I realize the issue isn't with the guy, but it's more my fault. But I would think that I should be completely excited about somebody if I were to persue a relationship with them right? So if I'm backing off when it comes time to commit I can't help but wondering if it's just an internal response that tells me the situation isn't right to begin with and that it won't work out. I'm not sure what it is, but this has generally been the trend for the past 2 years and I'm mad at myself for acting this way because I really shouldn't be... I don't know what it is. So I guess that's what's been on my mind recently. I'm not sure what to do about it or if there's anything I can do, I just think I need to meet the right person, but my friends seem to disagree saying that the right person has come along at least 5 times in the past 2 years and every time I've always chickened out...

Sorry if this post was exceedingly teenage angsty sounding... I just had to get it out there. Feedback is appreciated. :D

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

I'm kind of obsessed...

- with Imogen Heap's not so new CD
- and Anna Nalick's Breathe (2AM)/Grey's Anatomy show song. It's been in my head all day
- and Kathleen Keenan as we realized today that we have seen each other 9 days in a row
- and warm weather because I keep having this urge to put on my flip flops then realizing that it just snowed two inches because I decided it would be a good life choice to go to school in the mountains
- and Chemistry because I live in breathe it this semester and have even stooped so low as to find shirts with my "favorite" chemical elements on them... I also can't believe I just admitted that...

Monday, February 20, 2006

76 and gorgeous Mary, 76 and gorgeous!

My parents asked me to meet them at our beach house this weekend since they haven't seen me since Winter Break but because Rachel was visiting me here at Tech I couldn't go. Regardless, I had a great weekend anyway so I was kind of glad I didn't go, but my mom DID call me and our conversation went something like this:

Mom: so, how's the weather there in blacksburg?
Me: Well it was 70 yesterday, today it's in the 50's and it's supposed to snow tonight
Mom: Well, it's 76 degrees and gorgeous here. It's sunny and your dad and I are just laying out on the beach... you should have come, i'm sorry it's so cold there, but at least you're having fun with Rachel.

Ha ha wow, thanks Mom. I kind of feel bad for not going but I'll be home for Spring break in a few weekends. Right now, I'm debating whether or not I should go to Boston or the beach... a lot of you would tell me to just go to the beach where it's warm and pretty, but I've NEVER been to Boston and tickets are so cheap. I love cities and according to a friend at Harvard, the whether has not been too bad there as of late... knowing my luck though, there will be a blizzard when I'm there... ha ha. I'm kind of torn either way, I definately want to stay at home for a few days because I miss my house, but I do want to do something other than sit around and sleep all day. So put in your votes and help me decide what to do.

In other news, lots of clips have been uploaded to my vimeo page and there are lots of new pics from this weekend up on facebook if you are at all interested. It was a good weekend and luckily I don't have a million tests this week. I just got my scores back from my Animal Behavior test I took last week and it went well so I'm really happy about that. I have my practice MCAT this Saturday that I'm not entirely looking forward to, but that's life.

Oh on a competely unrelated note, Anchor Splash was fun. The Semper Fi boys stole my heart. They were so HOT. From now on, there will not be a day that goes by where I do not completely appreciate the cadets at our school. They were absolutely GORGEOUS. And the boys of Delta Sig have given a new meaning to Chris Brown's "run it." I will never hear the song and not think about them. Overall, great event - it raised a lot of money for a great cause and I'm really glad I went and brought Rachel along.

Okay, enough rambling... hope you have a great week!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Ladies love wine. :P Posted by Picasa

More spooning. It IS possible to fit 10 people on a queen sized bed.  Posted by Picasa

A Team Fun roadtrip. Drew drives a suburban so he can ride around with all 8 of his closest friends!  Posted by Picasa

Look who I founddd... Matt Kaciban where the "M" stands for "missing in action."  Posted by Picasa

The Boys... looking like they just raided Willy Wonka's eyewear closet...  Posted by Picasa

Team Fun's guest of honor and Fun spreader extraordinaire: Rachel posing with Tony. Posted by Picasa

Team Fun before hitting the streets... :)  Posted by Picasa

Can we say spoonfest?!  Posted by Picasa

Friday, February 17, 2006

"Hey, let's do something stupid!" Okkkkkay, and done. Posted by Picasa

Say it with me... "WASTE FACE!!!" Posted by Picasa