woot. meme.

18 12 2008

1) Favor​ite objec​t in your room?​
I’m extremely posessive about my books – especially my journals which are kept under lock & key.

2) Have you ever smoke​d weed?​
kinda? Once-ish. Everyone else was wasted and they invited me to join. I didnt feel any different, but then again they were so drunk they’d forget to pass or accidently dump it on the floor. More of a mess than anything else.

3) Do you own guns?​
No, but I know how to use them. My grandpa taught me when I was a kid.

4) What flavo​r do you add to your drink​ at sonic​?​
What’s sonic?

5) Do you get nervo​us befor​e docto​r appoi​ntmen​ts?​
No. Should I? I spent most of my childhood in & out of doctors offices. My allergies were crazy bad back then.  Weekly appts, shots, xrays, everything.

6) What do you think​ of hot dogs?​
Eh. The idea is gross, but smothered in ketchup on game day??? mmmm

7) Favor​ite song?​
You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

8) What do you prefe​r to drink​ in the morni​ng?​
Earl Grey to get me going.

9) Can you do push ups?
uhhh prolly less than 10.

10) Can you do a chin up?
Prolly not. The last night I tried was grade school. *shudder*

11) What’​s your favor​ite piece​ of jewel​ry?​
My pearl necklaces. One was a gift from my parents on our cruise, and my dad just gave me the other this year after he was in China.

12) Your pet peeve​s?​
I have a TON but none that I can think of at the moment.  Oooo! When people don’t just accept ‘No.’  Accept it. I don’t have to make excuses.

13) Ever been in a car wreck​?​
No

14) Do you like to work on your Birth​day?​
eh. no big.

15) What’​s one trait​ that you hate about​ yours​elf?​
lack of discipline

16) What’​s your middl​e name?​
Marie.

17) Name 3 thoug​hts at this exact​ momen​t.

1. I wonder if it will be a snow emergency and I’ll have to work from home.
2. I’m thirsty.
3. I really need to go christmas shopping.

18) Name 3 thing​s you bough​t today​?​
Book, journal, lunch

19) Name 3 drink​s you drink​ regul​arly?​
Water, Diet Coke, Apple Cider

20)​ what’​s your job?
Marketing Assistant/ Office Bitch/ Gopher

21)​ Curre​nt hate right​ now?
My boss. She is hell in heels. Bitch

23) How will you bring​ in the New Year?​
Worrying about my graduate school applications.  Working out for Hawaii.

24) Where​ would​ you like to be right​ now?
At home curled up on my couch with my comforter and a book.

25) Name three​ peopl​e who will compl​ete this?​
Blah. I found this via traci.

26)​Do you have any odd perso​nal habit​s?​
Am I supposed to list them?

27) What shirt​ are you weari​ng?​
umm dress. jcrew though!

28)​Do you like sleep​ing on satin​ sheet​s?​
I never have. So maybe? maybe not? idk. the idea of satin sheets seems so romance novel trashy to me.

29) Can you whist​le?​
Not really. I can whistle with my lips pursed like when I play the flute but only to call my dogs. The normal kind of whistle is beyond me. believe me. I’ve tried.

30) What will you be doing​ in a year from now?
Cross your fingers – Graduate School for my MBA

31) Would​ you be a pirat​e?​
Um yes? It sounds crazyawesome, but I really doubt there are hott pirate guys. I think that’s one of those only-in-the-movies.

32) What songs​ do you sing in the showe​r?​
None. I usually go through my mental ‘to do’ list for the day.

33) Favor​ite girl’​s name?​
Sophia, Georgie

34) Favor​ite boy’​s name?​
Jack, James, or Quinn

35) What’​s in your pocke​t?​
Dress today. No pockets. 😦

36) Last perso​n that made you laugh​?​
My cousin / former apt-mate who is coming to visit this wkend.

37)​Best toy as a child​?​
LiteBrite, legos

38)​Worst​ injur​y you’​ve ever had?
sprained both ankles at various times, got hit by a golf ball (on a drive), got hit by a car (while biking home), fell down stairs, faceplanted on concrete, and had to have a shard of glass cut out of the bottom of my foot once… but i’ve never even broken a bone

39)​Do you love where​ you live?​
Sometimes. But it isnt home.

40) Do you fart outlo​ud?​
Psh. Girls don’t fart. Who told you that?

41) Who is your loude​st frien​d?​
Chels.

42) How many dogs do you have?​
Two golden retrievers – although neither are technically mine. They live with my parents, and I miss them like crazy.

43)​Does someo​ne have a crush​ on you?
Not that I know of.

44) Favor​ite part about​ your weeke​nd?​
Sleeping.

45) What are you gonna​ do for your next birth​day?​
eh. Haven’t thought that far ahead.

46) Favor​ite Sport​s Team?​
Since moving away from home (and thus away from the team) I’ve been much less gungho about it.

47)​Who are your close​st frien​ds?​
bestest forever? my little sister.

48) Where​ is the next place​ you want to trave​l to?
Either LA or NYC

49) What were you doing​ 12 AM this morni​ng?​
sleeping

50) What was the first​ thing​ you thoug​ht of when you woke up?
“wha? It’s 4am. Ugh. Someone’s car is spinning in the snow. Wait, who takes their car out at 4am? OMG IS SOMEONE BREAKING INTO MY CAR???”

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QuikNotes

10 12 2008

– WordPress dashboard is snowing?

– It’s 15 degrees outside. 

– Instant oatmeal in a coffee mug is more difficult than it appears.

– 30% of my 7th grade class (all 10 of us) is married and just popped out a baby. At least, that’s all I’ve heard about.

– I miss my niece.

– Studying for the GMAT sucks ass.  I haven’t taken a math course since high school’s calculus.  I haven’t studied basic algebra in nearly 6yrs.  Woo. Thanks brain for forgetting everything.

– My younger sister is the best study buddy ever – even long-distance.

 

My GMAT is next monday which means I have little time to blog or read.  I’ll catch up. Promise!





150

11 11 2008

Taken from DMB Does Not Stand for Dave Matthews Band

“Just bold the ones you’ve done. Add comments too, because it makes it funny. Or something. Maybe pathetic. I added lots of comments.”  I loved her comments so I added my own as I went through the list.  Try it!

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink (there were only 10ish of us left)
02. Swam with dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain 
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree (might’ve been drunk)
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea (my sea = great lakes)
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights

15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight (It’s the Midwest! What else is there to do?)
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country (London in a nutshell)

44. Watched whales (In Hawaii – my older sister and I went on a whale watching and snorkeling trip)
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing (ugh. They made us at camp. My hands bled ridic from it)
49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach (not with the ‘someone special… was that implied?)
50. Gone sky diving (HELLS YES!!! Right after graduating college!)

51. Visited Ireland (2x Dublin for St. Patty’s Day, 1x Killarney for Christmas)
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs (why is this novel? both my cds & books are)
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke (waaaay back in high school. never again.)
59. Lounged around in bed all day (Staying in too long makes me tired.)
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud (Powder Puff Football! Oh high school)
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theatre (I’ve always wanted to)
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites (Ruins in Italy)
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party (do house parties count?)
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch (burned. Like everything I cook)
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on a television news program as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage (dance, theatre, flute, speeches)
85. Been to Las Vegas

86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark 
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship (I was 14. We met some of the coolest people ever, and strangely enough, we still stay in touch.)
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold (See: London & Drinking)
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over (That was pretty much why I moved here.  Next stop: New York, Chicago, or LA)
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge (only drove over it)
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open (Everyday on the commute!)
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart (But it was high school… surely that doesnt count?)
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari (‘photo safari’? I did the Disney one. That was pretty cool)
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears (Eyebrow)
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (bb gun & rifle)
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi (YUM)
128. Had your picture in the newspaper (for theatre & giving the commencement address)

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about (Idk)
130. Gone back to school (I’m going back so I’m counting it. Grad school here I come!)
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach (it was horrible)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes (umm… i thought that was a movie?)
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (fish – caught, cleaned & deboned, & fried)
137. Skipped all your school reunions (Have any happened yet?)
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream (this life was my dream… more or less. Now I just need to expand on it)
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care (several)
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair (more times than I can count)
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life by not hitting them with my car.





Make Me Happy

10 10 2008

Dear Fellow Blogospherians,

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! 

Finally Friday!!! Yippee!  The week took long enough, didn’t it?  Everyone have big plans for this weekend of gorgeous weather?  I’ve a million “grown up” things to do this wkend like pay bills & check out the devestation that prolly is my 401k.  I should also clean the apt a bit and record my recent expenses to prep for my Budget Meeting 2.0*.  However, I’m still hoping to get in some fun like a picnic or some coffee shop time.  While I wait for the slow Friday hours to pass, here are just a few things that make me happy today:

  •  Boss – out of the office  *pause for happy dance*
  •  Jemma Kidd lipgloss in Hot Spot – I swear by it. (Thank you Target!)
  •  Twinings Earl Grey tea
  •  Digging out old Pearl Jam, Hootie, & Sister Hazel cds
  •  Politics!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!

With Love,
           Grace

 

*Budget Mtg part 1 happened right out of college when my parentals sat down with me and helped me to configure a budget.  I’ve asked for a 2.0 because this whole financial crisis? It’s got me scared shitless.





Chris & Rihanna

17 09 2008

I know, I know. They aren’t “officially a couple.”  Rather, they are “just really close friends.”

Close friends who seem to do almost everything together. 

 

Regardless. They are adorable together.  Rock on. I love them.   If they ever become “official,” 

Kick Brangelina’s Ass

 

That is all.





I’m Still Here.

4 09 2008

Maybe I’ll feel up to blogging more again after my creative writing class.  Lately, just reading. So random thoughts:

I’m in my VERYOWNAPARTMENT!!! muhahahahahaha. I lurve it. hardcore.
but everything is still in boxes

Can you pick up some classes in something rather undergrad (e.g. creative writing) but for your masters? 
I know I should start working toward that soon. ugh. I just dont want to get started research because it’ll consume my life like all my addictive researching does.

McCain&Palin v. Obama&Biden
makes my brain hurt

Black Keys concert v. Lupe Fiasco concert
shouldn’t have to choose

Perhaps,
if I feel inspired,
I’ll write a concert review on Saturday.

maybe





Stats & Stalking

16 08 2008

I was flipping thru my Blog Stats a few days ago to see what viewage is like now vs. during my brain fart.  I know some of you have mentioned from time to time the most common/random/awesome words people search and stumble to come across your blog.  So I took a little looksee…  The results?

People are obsessed with New York, Las Vegas & Renoir.
They also want to know more about:
–   “sultry leather”
–   “how tall is Adam Sevani”
–   “cassette45” (aww you love me! tanks kids!)
–   “worst roller coaster accidents”
–   “starting over at 24 and facebook”

Oooohh Nooos! So@24, someone is stalking you!!!! Must be those sweetass Lion King icebreakers.