31 March 2007

Upcoming Events

Today is the last day of March ... there are several upcoming events to be excited about.
  • The circus is in town ... yesterday I ate lunch with the elephants next to the Patriot Center.
  • 3 April - 5 April: Ruthann and Susan are coming to visit
  • 6 April - 9 April: Home for Easter
  • 13 April - 16 April: 757 for Lindsay's bachelorette party extravaganza
  • 19 April - 22 April: Gavin's coming to DC
  • 20 May: GRADUATING ... leaving G.Mason for good and not looking back
  • --- starting work somewhere in here ---
  • 2 June: Alan and Lindsay's wedding!

30 March 2007

Books available at Fenwick Library

While the following books serve as a means of entertainment at work ... I can't help but be baffled as to why anyone would write these waste of paper products ... and even worse, what publisher would think it is a good idea to publish them.

  • Mormons in Mexico
  • Divorce in Poland
  • Females and Harry Potter
  • Feminism and Islam
  • Sexuality and German Fascism
  • Male Witches in Early Modern Europe
  • Sexual Teens Sexual Media
  • On Being Poor In Utah
  • Unuseless Japanese Inventions

27 March 2007

Dave Matthews

This past weekend I got to see Dave Matthews perform in Las Vegas. This is what he played:
  • Pantala Naga Pampa
  • Rapunzel
  • Satellite
  • When The World Ends
  • Time Of The Season
  • Hunger For The Great Light
  • Dream Girl
  • Say Goodbye
  • The Idea Of You
  • Louisiana Bayou
  • I’ll Back You Up
  • Down By The River
  • Crush
  • The Maker
  • Jimi Thing
  • Stay
  • Sister
  • Everyday
  • What You Are

16 March 2007

Bling today, gone ... today?

Things I spent money on today:
  • ATM fees, totaling $3.95
  • all day metro pass $6.50
  • money added to SmartPass for parking $3.75
  • Purple Haze at RFD Washington $3.85
  • black iced tea at Teaism $1.94
  • 3 legged wooden pig figurine from Chile for Ruthann $4.50
  • Chipotle burrito bowl, guacamole, and iced tea for dinner $9.36

15 March 2007


Tomorrow I'm taking a trip into the city.
  • 9.45am: Depart apartment
  • 10.00am: Pick up Eva
  • 10.15am: Catch the metro
  • 10.40am: Arrive at American Apparel
    • I have already warned Eva that I absolutely hate shopping ... I think she underestimates how much I loathe shopping.
  • 12.00pm: Tea time at Teaism
  • 1.00pm: Depart for home

13 March 2007

Fake Headlines

I just started reading The Best American Nonrequired Reading. It started out with a list of the Best American Fake Headlines from The Onion. I was very entertained by the list, and at times I had to remind myself that the headlines were fictitious. While the list is compiled of 46 headlines ... these are some of my favorites:
  • Hilary Duff's Number One Fan Tasered
  • Neverland Ranch Investigators Discover Corpse of Real Michael Jackson
  • CIA Realizes It's Been Using Black Highlighters All These Years
  • Bush Braces as Cindy Sheehan's Other Son Drowns in New Orleans
  • Rest of U2 Perfectly Fine With Africans Starving

12 March 2007

Feed me

The contents of am ideal sandwich include the following:
  • honey wheat bread
  • mustard
  • mayonnaise
  • mild cheddar cheese
  • tomatoes
  • lettuce/ spinach leaves
  • red onion
  • pickles
  • black olives
  • salt and pepa

I usually live on theses during the summer.

11 March 2007

Quote me

I was looking for quotes about lists and the following are my top 3 finds:
  • Hungry Joe collected lists of fatal diseases and arranged them in alphabetical order so that he could put his finger without delay on any one he wanted to worry about.
    Joseph Heller
  • With descriptions that are simply lists of brand-name consumer products.
    David Foster Wallace
  • Why can't somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Keys, please

My key chain consists of the following:
  • key to Hank the Mustang
  • Exxon Speedpass
  • Snoopy watch that no longer ticks
  • Jerry Bear bottle opener
  • clothes pin with "1" imprinted on it from my days on the Mason softball team
  • a cool woven key chain thing with a vintage vibe to it

10 March 2007

Ode to Women's History Month

For the most part I find women dumb and useless ... but there are a select few that are worth looking up to, including:
  • Clara Barton
  • Sally Ride
  • Mae Jemison
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Mother Theresa
  • Joan of Arc
  • Columnists Michelle Malkin, Kathleen Parker, and Star Parker
  • Writers Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary
A list of worthwhile females would not be complete without:
  • Hilary Duff
  • Ruthann Newton

09 March 2007

Battle of the Books

In the 5th grade, Battle of the Books was my formal initiation to the world of nerdy-ness. Each elementary school in the district had a BOB team. The members had to read 10 books, and then compete against other schools answering trivia questions about the books. This is what ignited my love for reading. The books I read when I was younger are still some of my favorites.

  • Ghost Cadet, Elaine Alphin
  • The Indian in the Cupboard, Lynne Reid Banks
  • Encyclopedia Brown, Donald Sobol
  • Superfudge, Judy Blume
  • Ramona the Pest, Beverly Cleary
  • Shiloh, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • The Boxcar Children, Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • How to Eat Fried Worms, Thomas Rockwell
  • Aldo Applesauce, Johanna Hurwitz
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Judy Blume
  • Class Clown, Judy Blume

The year I competed in BOB ... the Riverside Bears of Riverside Elementary School came in 1st Place.

07 March 2007

04 March 2007

March Happenings

  • Women's History Month
  • 6 March: International Law midterm ... need to get Blue Book
  • 6 March: Lindsay Pardun's Birthday
  • 11 March - 18 March: Spring Break
  • 16 March - 19 March: 757! Home
  • 17 March: St. Patrick's Day
  • 20 March: Emily Miller's 21st Birthday
  • 23 March - 25 March: Las Vegas to see Dave Matthews

Charles Dickens said, “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”

While February was full of doom and gloom, sorrow and loss ... March brings the promise of better days and renewal of spirit and hope.

03 March 2007

What's in your bag?

The majority of the time I can be found carrying either my vintage stripped bag I got on clearance at Forever 21 3 summers ago during summer camp ... or my good ol' clunky suede bag from J.Crew that I waited months and months to get because I refused to pay full price for it.

Anyway ... at any given time you can usually pull the following from any bag that I have with me:
  • tissues ... the kind in the nifty travel pack
  • a rosary
  • St. Christopher and Mary medals
  • hand sanitiser
  • my American Eagle wallet that I got for Christmas in the 10th grade ... I am emotionally attached to it, and I have no idea what I will do if anything ever happens to it
  • LG Chocolate
  • dental floss
  • SmartTip metro pass
  • tampons
  • a snoopy compact mirror

The most random discovery:

And the newest addition:

  • aspirin ... if anyone around me falls victim to a heart attack I am ready for counter measures

02 March 2007


Things I just can't have enough of:
  • Highlighters ... yellow only
  • Post-Its
  • Tomatoes ... yum
  • Money


Books recently read, currently reading, or planning to read:
  • The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
  • The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards
  • 20 Something Essays By 20 Something Writers
  • The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006
  • Delaying the Real World - Colleen Kinder