Thursday, August 31, 2006

James Lipton does K.Fed via Matt

.... as I lose it to laughter.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Stewart/Colbert '08

Last night I randomly tuned into the Emmy's and probably caught the best 3 minutes of television history ever. I was cracking up... "How did I lose to Berry Manilow?" was my favorite part. It was awesome. Anyway, for those of you that missed it, here it is in all it's glory, enjoy!

PS: My roomate Drew and I are really excited about Colbert Report tonight because we're hoping the they'll talk about it. :)

Oh, and we're also planning to buy this shirt.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

My Sunny Saturday

The weather here has been so nice lately and sadly, because it's Blacksburg, we all know that in about two weeks, it will be anything but. So today, one of my roomates and I decided to go to the river and go tubing. In my 3 years at Tech, I have yet to go (I know, I am a horrible person) but today we got a bunch of friends together and made our trip out there and it was perfect. The water was nice and warm, the weather was really nice too with cool breezes here and there making our lazy day on the river that much better. We met up with a bunch of people when we got there and had a great time. It took us 4 hours to actually make it down the river itself as it seemed neverending, but I had such a good time and I recommend it to anyone who hasn't already done it. Anyway, I couldn't take any pictures or make any video clips because my camera is not waterproof :( however, Drew did make up a nice little Haiku during part of our trip that I think you guys will appreciate:

Blue bird on the tree
You really want to kill us
We will float away

amazing, no? But anyway, all in all, a wonderful relaxing day and the realization that I need to go to the river more often. In two weeks we are planning to take some boats out to Claytor Lake to celebrate Todd's birthday so I'm excited. Hopefully we can milk this great weather for all that it's worth. :)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

I will survive

What an unfortunate week it has b een. Kicked off with the killer running around on campus and ending with me catching some sort of cold/flu/combo of the two. Luckily, I don't have Friday classes so my weekend can be spent trying to feel human again. My head feels like there's so much pressure on it. It's like being at the bottom of the sea (I've never been at the bottom of the sea, but I imagine the pressure on your head would be immense) and to put it simply, it hurts. I am stuffy and my nose feels like it's flaming. My taste buds don't fuction as they should so eating food isn't as good as it should be. I can't hear out of the right side of my ear which really annoys me. I hate feeling like this. It's not even winter yet so I guess I'm getting a head start. Anyway, in other news... CNN devestates the science nerds like drew and I by telling us our childhood constructions of the solar system were completely wrong as Pluto is no longer a planet.

R.I.P Pluto : 1930 - 2006 on Vimeo

We held a candle light vigil in a corner of our living room to remember Pluto in it's 96 year run of glory.

In other news... my house is absolutely obsessed with Cake's cover of "I Will Survive." Download it if you can - you'll LOVE it.

On that note, I'm going to bed and resting up so I can hopefully be 100% by Monday. We'll see.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Crazy day.

So today Virginia Tech started the Fall 2006 semester with a bang. There was a loose killer running around near campus. It was so weird. Class was in session this morning but then there was a scare in the student center where there was a supposed sighting of the guy and the swat team went in and evacuated etc etc... and then they cancelled classes for the rest of the day and Tech was on lockdown. Absolutely ridiculous. We WOULD have a crazed killer running around on the first day of classes. Geeze. I'm sure the freshmen were like, "great, why did I come here." But... they caught him and now all is well. Classes will resume as usual tomorrow and we can all move on. I'm just glad everyone is okay.

First day of School Fall 2006 on Vimeo

It's just crazy to even imagine something like this happening here. A lot of people don't even know where Blacksburg is and here we are making the front page of CNN news. It's terrible, really. I'm glad it's over.

Our housewarming party yesterday was a huge success. We had a lot of friends show up and there wern't any randos which was great. I think I had a little too much fun. I woke up feeling so defeated this morning. I never want to get like that again. Seriously, I think there was a little too much celebrating on my part. I didn't actually leave my house or begin to feel human again until about 6pm today. My roomates (who are great by the way) had to nurse me back to life all morning. My throat hurt from praying to the porcelain god the night before and so this morning drinking water was painful. I have this permanant weird taste in my mouth so eating food isn't fun. Tony brought me chicken noodle soup which was awesome of him. Then advil aided in me not dying as did vitamin C. I can't do this again. This is probably the worst I've ever been and I hate having to rely on my friends to take care of me. It makes me feel really irresponsible. I talked to Kathryn about it this morning and she said that it was like an unwritten agreement. Everyone has to be taken care of at some point, but I guess I really don't like that I burdened my friends. Oh well, it's done and over with now and hopefully it won't happen again. Lesson learned for sure. I'm still not feeling 100% so hopefully I will be okay tomorrow.

Anyway, that aside... here are some vids from last night! I was so excited to see everyone!

10SQ/Jack on Vimeo

Hi Mom! on Vimeo

Jane on Vimeo

Saturday, August 19, 2006

All set.

So... I got here yesterday and my roomates are here. Our house feels complete! I've been here alone this whole summer and complaining about how boring it is but the tides have now turned and another Fall is upon us... so what are we going to do? Start it off right with a housewarming party. :) I took the MCAT this morning. I felt really really surprisingly good about it this morning, but it is 9 hours long so by the end of it, I was SO burnt out. I came back here and showered and now I'm ready to see some friends and catch up with everyone! Annnd... as if that isn't awesome, tomorrow I think a bunch of us are going to go boating at Claytor Lake. I know you guys know that I don't like nature, but I don't mind large bodies of water, sun, sand, and water sports so I am actually really really excited. It'll be nice to just have a few drinks with friends, tan, and lazy around before school starts. Okay well this is a very boring post and for your sake I'll end it, but hope all si well with you and yours. Come visit us this year. Drew, Matt, and I have a ton of room in our house... and plus, you could probably fit 10 people on Drew's bed (no joke) so if you're swinging by and you need a place, by all means! Come on over!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Pat is a jerk... but he makes me laugh.

Pat's away message: softball practice.
Mary's response to said message: you dork!

Mary's away message later: Watching Lance Bass in the worst movie of all time and completely enjoying it. Yep.
Pat's response: and im the dork...?

Our conversation that followed:

Me: haha touche touche
Pat: softball is the bomb
Me: haha i bet
Me: i'm just jealous b/c i suck at it
Pat: precisely
Pat: you're talking to the starting 2B
Pat: and the #2 hitter in a stacked line-up
Me: ohhhhh!
Me: wow i'm completely honored
Pat: damn straight
Me: so do you have a stack of autograph headshots for your fans after the game
Pat: only the best for my legion of fans
Me: ha ha how do you differentiate
Pat: how?
Pat: well, anyone who is alive is in my legion of fans.
Me: ha ha ha
Pat: so i just have to look at them...and they're in
Me: you and your laser beam eyes
Pat: oh yeah
Pat: shite...gotta run.
Pat: time for bed, sadly
Pat: sadly, time for bed
Me: squarrre.
Pat: would have been better
Pat: yeah
Me: yeah good idea i have to drive to school tomorrow
Me: gross.
Me: goodnight 2B.
Pat: hah
Pat: good night, lass bass lover
Pat: lass?
Pat: lance?
Pat: lance.
Me: you are such a jerk.
Pat: good luck wit hthe drive
Pat: take care

I'm waiting for my autographed headshot.

Auf with Alison :(

Ugh... what a bad ending to Project Runway tonight. They kicked off one of my favorite designers. True. Her design wasn't the best, but she had been doing so well. I loved all of her garments up until that point and they kept Kanye because he did well before. His outfit was awful and he got to stay. And what's up with Vincent making it so far? At first I was rooting for him because he had cashed in his 401 K to return to the fashion world. But as the season has unfolded, I realize that he's not a very nice person and his designs are not up to par. I was so sad to see Alison go. I really thought she was going to make it to the top 3. So with her gone, and my heart shattered... I guess I'm keeping my faith in Michael, Laura, and Jeffery to keep things going.

And for my guy friends who have just read this and have no idea what I am talking about... here's a link via Dylan that I think you will appreciate: Believe in your dreams!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Back to school

Fall semester is right around the corner (as in it starts on Monday) and I am still lazying around my house while all my roomates are already moved in. I haven't been home all summer because I was taking classes (as I have complained about countless times to all of you) and I'm really in no rush to get back. My whole week of summer has been so nice so far... I haven't done anything and it feels great. I lazy around all day without sense of time. I even went to the pool for the first time all summer. Little things like that make me miss being home. Not to mention seeing friends. It's funny because everyone I've been talking to has been itching to get back. They have been saying that summer has been unnecessarily long, but after having been in school year round (gross) - I beg to differ for my own reasons. I wish I had a little more time here to just sit back and relax but alas... another year begins soon. I'm not sure if I'm ready for it yet, but it's coming so I guess I really have no choice.

With that said I guess I'll list a few goals that I have for this year. Apparently this is going to be my hardest year in college. Looking at my schedule the other day made me cringe. 3 labs (read: too many hours of life wasted for one freaking credit hour) and lovely lovely O-chem on top of that along with a senior seminar so I can finish up my psyc degree. It's crazy that I'll have one degree under my belt by the end of this fall. So back to what I want to do this year...

I want to...

- Meet the neighbors (they moved in when I had my finals for second summer session so I was too busy and stressed out to say hello but from the stickers on their car, I gather that they are majoring in Architecture which means that they never see the light of day as they are in studio their whole lives).
- Do well in classes. Okay, so this one is obvious.
- Be more social. Meet more people. Last year was fun but I found that during Spring semester things were getting really clique-y. I was hanging out with the same people all the time to the point where it was getting ridiculous (4 days in a row almost 24-7) and honestly, it got annoying because nobody wanted to meet other people. That's what college is all about right? There are 27,000 undergraduates here - you'd be cheating yourself if you didn't try to meet a few. So that is my goal this year... branch out and not to limit myself to the same group of people.
- Figure out this whole med school thing. This is and has always been an ongoing process for me. I've been finding out new things everyday and I'm so completely scared... I'm not sure what to expect and I worry about it so much. I don't have a plan B... this is what I want to do the rest of my life. I just hope that it will all work out.
- Make a trip out to Boston. I tell my friends there (namely Linda) that I will see them every year but never get around to it or plans fall through. She is coming to my housewarming party at tech on the 19th and now I feel like I owe it to her to keep up my end of the bargain. The problem is finding a good time to go because our schedules differ. I orginally wanted to go on a long weekend, but I foudn that I would probably spend more time traveling than in the city itself which is dumb. But I don't want to go over winter break because it will be too cold and I don't want to go for Spring break either because I want to be somewhere warm... but I guess we'll see. I'll have to figure something out.
- Try to make more weekend trips. The surrounding area (though I may complain about it from time to time) really provides a great opportunity to get out there and be active. This sounds ridiculous but I really do not like the great outdoors. The thought of camping really makes me uncomfortable. Maybe it's because I was raised by a nanny who didn't like to take me outside. I mean don't get me wrong, I don't mind being outside. But, I could see myself being really annoying on a hike or something. I also think it's because my skin has a really bad reaction to bug bites. I know everyone has a "reaction" to bug bites but when I get bitten, my skin around the bite swells 2 inches in diamter and it's really not pleasant. But... that aside, the area around Tech offers great hiking trails, a water fall, rivers, great tubing and skiing opportunites, among other things. I'd would really not be taking full advantage of my time in college if I didn't go at least once.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Last nigt, Melanie and I went to see Little Miss Sunshine and it was great. We were laughing the whole time. It's got disfunctional family mixed with freaking weird 7 year old pagent girls while finding time to throw Will Arnett (more popularly known as GOB) and Steve Carrel in the mix. You should see it if you haven't. I loved it.

"Okay on the count of 3... look bad!"  Posted by Picasa

Nsync pose that would "tear up your heart." Man, was that an awesome caption or what?  Posted by Picasa

Les garcons!  Posted by Picasa

Drew and his boat. Kennedy Center & Watergate in the background... you know. No big.  Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Myself & my roomates shortly after turning 20!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Portrait via Keirn on my 20th...

Thursday, August 10, 2006

I realize I have been MIA for the past weekish or more. It's getting to be crunch time here. For my 2 die hard readers... fear not, I'll be back soon. I have finals the next two days. But by noon tomorrow the quality of my life should exponentially increase. Pictures, links, and wise words from yours truly will be posted soon.

Sit tight.

Trust me, I miss you too.