spring break!

It’s here, but it definitely doesn’t feel like it. If the weather doesn’t get any nicer, and by ‘nicer’ I mean ‘warmer’, I’m going to have to hurt somebody… Texas and snow do not mix.

My list of things to do before heading back to Waco:
– Read All The King’s Men for World Cultures IV.
– Write a paper for WC IV.
– Study for Social World II midterm (who the heck gives a midterm after spring break?)
– Revise Constitution and Bylaws for grammar. (YEAH!)
Read the perks of being a wallflower. [edit 3/11/08: wow.]
– Read Velvet Elvis.
– Write two reports for Chinese.
– Finish Chinese workbook assignment.
– Write a letter to the editor regarding biased and uninformative reporting on Friday’s article about Senate.
– Continue researching university bike lanes. Create a proposal.
Have lunch with Ms. P [edit 3/11/08: It was nice catching up. She’s been going through a lot.]
Interview with Northwestern Mutual [edit 3/12/08: The interview process is so long — it’s far from being over. I have a good feeling about it, though.]
Catch up on lost sleep! [edit 3/09/08: I’m done sleeping. No more for me.]

If you’re my friend, and if I haven’t seen you in a while, I’m definitely not too busy to make time for you! Promise.

I’m facebook-fasting. I’ve been thinking about doing it for a while, so I decided that it would be a perfect time to start. I’m on it way too much for my own good. I’m not sure how long I can keep it up, but hopefully at least until Easter. We’ll see…

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Maxwell Dorian, Valedictorian

Poor kid.

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just a little update…

I got a request to update this, so I will. But honestly, I don’t have anything truly amazing/wonderful to share.

1. Arrested Development is my new favorite show.
2. I finally sent in that housing contract release request form. (Mary, this snippet is for you!)
3. I really like Student Government. Really, really like it. <but is that news? nope, not really.>
4. I made Oreo Balls for my The O&P men. It was a hit. I’ll be making them again soon.
5. It’s leap year. How exciting!

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Who would’ve thunk?

Karen Dillard’s College Prep and Jasper High School’s principle, Michael Novotny both in trouble? It’s too good to be true!

Thoughts?

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Definitely, Maybe.

It was a beautiful film. Smart, well-edited, great plot, and the cast had such great on-screen chemistry. And not to mention, I teared up twice. I can’t remember the last film I saw that had the same effect on me. I’m also thinking that we’ll be seeing Ryan Reynolds in more quality films from now on, thanks to this one. It was such a great story about making mistakes, finding true love, and the writers even threw in some fun references to the ’92 election, the Lewinsky scandal, and Bush pre-White House. It was a tad bit longer than it should have been and I did get a little antsy in my seat, but all-in-all it was fabulous. I walked out of the (nasty Waco) theatre smiling and feeling good. Go watch it! Check out the trailer, too, if you haven’t already seen it.

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yuck.

E: Hey you wanna go play pool tonight?
Me:  Uhh… no not really.
E: It’s me and a couple of kids from class.
Me: I was planning on working out.
E: Oh. Well we weren’t going until 10, or 11, maybe 11:30. I’ll give you a call when we leave.
Me: … okay.

So I went to the SLC and ran and played a little on the stationary bike and on the weight machines and jammed to my “1. Warm up!” and “2. Run!” playlists before heading back to my room. I was sweaty and gross and extremely hungry (I didn’t eat dinner before going to the gym). Popped some Easy Mac into the microwave (hey- don’t judge) and took out the trash. Danielle told me that I had a missed call. A missed call and a text message from E. “Hey we’re going. Do you want me to come pick you up?”  “No”, I thought to myself. “I think I’d rather stab myself in the eye.” <– I might have said that last part out loud.

But I called E back and gave a lame excuse about how my roommate was in the bathroom (she was at the time, but only for a few minutes) so I couldn’t shower, blah, blah, blah. “Well, okay, but let me know if you change your mind,” E said.

Twenty minutes later, he called again. “We ended up not going, but we’re at Common Grounds. Do you want to come?” “I’m still waiting on the bathroom…” I told him. “Oh, well come after you shower. We can study!” “Uh, okay.”

My vocabulary isn’t very large to begin with, but it only seemed to shrink as the night progressed. Probably because I didn’t want to talk to him or go see him or anything like that. Or maybe my daily caffeine intake is really taking a toll on my lingual abilities.

But I saw him in class today and he did that thing where he turned his desk to a 60-degree angle facing me. That’s nothing new, since it happens practically every class. But it really pissed me off today. And then, we had to do a skit, and guess who ended up in my group? Yeah. Lame.

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Life: 2, Jessica: 0

It’s only Tuesday, and I’ve managed to get myself into yet another awkward situation! (Okay, yes, technically it’s Wednesday, but I haven’t slept yet, so it’s Tuesday.)

Sneaker-sandals called me in the middle of my committee meeting today. I told him that I was busy and would call back in fifteen minutes. So I did. He asked me if I had eaten. I said no. He said that he would pick me up. Why?, I asked. Phi Chi date dash at Peter Piper’s Pizza!, he said. Do you want to go? … … You know how in movies and on t.v., there’s always an angel and a devil sitting on someone’s shoulders when they’re about to make a decision? Well, okay, it was more of a “be-nice-fairy” and a “you-don’t-honestly-want-to-go-fairy” on my shoulders. And guess who won? Yeah.

So he came and picked me up. We were definitely like sardines in his frat brother’s Ford Explorer. Made it to P.P.P’s in one piece, and thankfully not permanently welded to Sneaker-sandals. Didn’t eat because the pizza looked like it was made with moldy cheese so I stuck to my cup of water. They had cups of tokens so we went and played a gun-shooting game and a video version of Deal or No Deal and won fifteen tokens. It was super awkward because I’m pretty sure he’s not the popular kid of his fraternity, but that’s beside the point. You guys have to realize that he has a girlfriend who is a couple of states away, but his body language and the way he acted definitely stated otherwise. So awkward!

All in all, I did not have fun. I don’t even enjoy my cheap-o neon green friendship bracelet that we got as a prize for trading in those tickets, and the neon green ones are my favorite. I did not enjoy sitting in the back of a car with his arm on the back of my side of the seat. Nor did I enjoy having to make small talk.

I think this is God’s idea of a cruel joke or something. Two odd back-to-back experiences. What’s next?


Okay, so that might have been a tough one to decipher, so I’ve made a glossary for you, dear reader!

-Sneaker-sandal: Awkward kid I met the first weekend of my freshman year. He thinks he is a Ninja. No joke.
-Phi Chi: A Christian fraternity on campus.
-Date dash: a popular Greek event where members are instructed at last minute to find a date within a certain time frame and make it to a central location, where planned festivities occur — usually food of some sort, accompanied by an activity.

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