Monday, August 29, 2005

T - 1 day, 7 hours

another cool NY pic (though this one has been doctored way more than the last). I started packing this weekend for school and NY/DC. the rest of my weekend was spent by the pool with my mom, who's getting sad that I'm leaving her.

And other than that, the past week or so has been filled with essay anxiety. My dad and Nicolle think my optional diversity essay sounds immature and not appropriate (though Mark, my mom, and Michelle all say they think it's good). But I hate, Hate, HATE when people call me immature, even though I know I am, for the most part. And while calling my essay immature isn't the same thing as calling me immature, Nicolle thinks that the essay is proof that I shouldn't be going to law school next year.

So now, I have an even longer and more important essay to write - the personal statement. And I've totally psyched myself out for it. Not only is it important for my applications, but I feel like I have to use this essay to prove to Nicolle, and to a lesser degree my dad, that I am mature enough for law school. And I have NOTHING to write about. I really can't come up with a single topic that I like. Which makes me then doubt whether or not I should be even going to law school. If I can't even write two pages on why I'd be a good law school student, why am I bothering???

Thursday, August 25, 2005

just a LITTLE excited

How cool is this picture of Central Park? and between you and me (and NOT between me and anyone who has heard me rant and rave about how much I hate NY), I'm really excited to go next week.

I think this trip will be much better than the last one, for so many reasons, but I still have to put up my NYC is the grossest place on earth front because if I'm not extremely loyal to the midwest and small towns, what am I?



So all my days are currently being spent doing one of three things:
1. Writing or avoiding writing my law school essays. The usual procrastination involves talking online for hours about nothing - my favorite thing in the world to do - or shopping for engagement rings with one of the many friends I have who plan on getting them soon.

2. Planning my trips for the next month - In one week I go to NY, then next week to DC, the next week to Denver, and the next week to Hanover!!! Plus, the week after that, Courtney is coming to visit me and I'm completely thrilled.

3. Reading ahead... okay, so I'm a loser and already ordered the text for my Juveniles and the Law class this fall. But, in my defense, it's really interesting, and I'm not even doing it to suck up (which I'm sure you don't believe)

Anywho, so life isn't all that exciting. My trips will be a ton of fun, but the three dentist appointments I'm squeezing in before school starts will do their best to spoil that fun. And that's about all that's new in my life.

(plus, i'm getting more and more nervous about the outfit to end all outfits day. and if you don't know what that means, i'm more than willing to tell you in a forum that isn't open for everyone to see)

Friday, August 19, 2005

Fox Pox

My mom called me at work to tell me that she had her nails painted the wrong color and she needs to have it fixed before tomorrow because she's going to a wedding.

Me: "Oh, that's too bad. I'm sorry about that."
Mom: "Yup, well, it's my own fault. I definitely commited a fox pox."
Me: [laughing for at least 5 minutes] "You mean a faux pas?!?!"
Mom: "Oh, yeah. That."

I have the best Mom in the whole world.

My Spoiled Date

Had a date yesterday.

Was rudely interrupted on my date yesterday.

My date went running out without even saying goodbye because of this interruption.

Now wondering if I'll ever have another date again.

So what if my date was just with the 50-something sales representative of Royal Office Products?!?! It was a date, gosh darn it, and now a days I'll take what I can get! ;)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Sister Kate & Sister Liz

So yesterday was the LONGEST work day ever!!!! Plus, I spent a total of three HOURS driving in rush hour traffic. Was late getting to my uncle's for dinner, but I had a good night over all. The reason I was eating there was cuz a friend of the family who happens to be a nun, Sister Kate, was in town with another friend, Sister Liz.

These two ladies were completely fascinating - they are these two older women who are spunky and ridiculously inspiring. Sister Kate works in a parish in Mississippi that is 90% Mexican and extremely poor. Right now, she's organizing efforts to build a church for the parish - one taco sale at a time. Sister Liz works in inner city parishes with predominantly African American populations. The thing is, these two women are probably mid-fifties/early sixties, and don't wear habits or anything of the sort. Instead, they go around in their blazers looking like cute grandmothers - I'm completely in awe of their lifestyle. They have the most amazing stories that make you almost envy their lifestyles....that is, of course, until you remember exactly all that they have to give up. Then I just wonder who in their right mind could dedicate and sacrifice like they do and if I'll ever be devoted to *any* cause like they are devoted to their religion and work.

Monday, August 15, 2005

This explains a lot....

This might explain my need for a cowgirl hat... And I was CHIEF garbage-man, and don't you forget it!

Your past life diagnosis:
I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere in the territory of modern South India around the year 700. Your profession was that of a shepherd, horseman or forester.
Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man.
The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all difficulties of life with a joyful heart. You should help others by bringing them a spirit of joy.

New Hats and Suffocating Babies

VERY good weekend - went shopping and to a Dartmouth Club of the Rocky Mountains picnic with Kelly. Got two new hats (which is big for me, cuz I have such a fat head), including the cowgirl hat I've been dying to get for a while(see left). Something tells me that I'll never have an excuse to wear it, but it's just one of those things that I need to own.

Also, I went to my first ever Dartmouth Club event and that was lame for the most part, but in the middle of a conversation with an alumn, I noticed this guy standing about twenty feet away, holding a baby. Not much of interest there, except that the guy was NOT holding the baby properly. And by that I mean he basically had the kid in a headlock and almost looked like he was trying to suffocate it. I kept watching for about two minutes, then finally decided that SOMEbody had to say something. And I was *just* about to interrupt the guy I was talking with so I could give the baby guy a piece of my mind and tell him that he should NOT be holding a baby in such a way, when he turned the baby around and I saw that it was a doll dressed in a dartmouth jumper. boy was I embarassed....

Thursday, August 11, 2005

my tummy hurts... :(

today has just been a sort of blah day. i've felt a little sick for most of the morning and afternoon. and then i got into an argument with mike. and i got pissed. and i'm still pissed. and i just wonder if i'll ever get to the point where i can move past him, stop talking to him, and stop caring what he thinks. cuz i know i still have way more invested than he does. i'm such a stinkin girl.

maybe i should rethink getting together with him in NY. it'll be awkward and i'll probably be pretty disappointed. I just wish he would tell me EXACTLY how he feels about me so that I wouldn't keep trying to read too much into everything.

Window Shopping = BAD idea!

So, lately, I've been talking with Lissa about her and Simon getting married. And now Liz has been married for a couple of months. And Christi now has a website for her wedding up. And Marlene sent me and Mark an e-mail about how Tommy's been talking about rings a lot on the phone lately. She wanted to know what it meant, and I told her clearly, Tommy is giving her a heads up so she has time to tell someone else who will then tell Tommy what kind of ring to get. Cuz Tommy is a smart boy and knows that EVERY girl already knows what kind of ring she wants and he's just doing his research so he'll get a good one.

Mark thought that was funny and then wanted to know what kind of ring I wanted. So I was doing some window shopping for engagement rings today. BAAAAAAD idea.

Now I want to be engaged.

And I want to be engaged soon.

Like, yesterday. ;)

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

It drives me nuts!

So my new favorite joke of all time: (Discovered on of all places...)

A pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel hanging out of his pants. The bartender looks at him and asks, "You there! What is that hanging out of your pants?"
The pirate responds, "ARRRGGGH, it drives me nuts!"

Which is not NEARLY as funny as Sarah's response to my joke:

"ummm i don't get the joke. sorry to be a critical audience but why would he have a steering wheel in his pants and why is it funny that it is driving him nuts? wouldn't that be obvious? i think i have no sense of humor... :-("

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Cool picture for the day:

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Are they SERIOUS?!?!

Read a story today. Got infuriated. Now want to go to Wisconsin and kick some ass.

Wisconsin & Birth Control

I mean - COME ON!!! What's next?!!? are we going to make condoms illegal? And don't even get me started on what shit like this does to rape victims!!!! Does NObody else see how asinine this is?!?!

Friday, August 05, 2005

If I can't be Bette Midler...

When I was a little girl, I saw the movie Beaches for the first time and became obsessed. I watched the movie religiously and decided that when I grew up I was going to be Bette Midler. Today, I don't want to be Bette Midler anymore, but I have a new dream that is equally unattainable. If I could be anything in the whole world, I would be an amazing photographer. (or possibly a Broadway star - but their work schedule sucks) Check out this site - they have some of the coolest photos ever, and it changes them daily:

Flickr Favorites

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Wicked, here I come!!!!

GOOD NEWS!!!! I'm finally going to see Wicked live! Labor Day Weekend I'm going to stay with Sarah on Long Island and we're going to visit Mark and my cousin Kerry, and then on Friday night we're going to Wicked!!! WOOHOO! I couldn't BE more excited. This'll be the highlight of my whole summer (it even tops the fourth and my 21st bday!).

My mom is kind of disappointed in me for spending the money, but I think it's worth it. Of course, this means I'm going to be living the life of a cheap bastard for the remainder of my summer. But it really makes no difference - this is going to be an AMAZING trip!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


The Law School Admission Council finally posted their online applications. I know what I'LL be doing for the rest of summer, how bout you?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Rent, the movie!!!!

so Miss Kitty and I went to see Must Love Dogs last night - TERRIBLE movie, but there were two great things that came out of it.

1. my mom leaned over to offer me popcorn during this very serious part of the movie, and before she could even ask me if I wanted some, she had dumped the ENTIRE bag in my lap! I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe and then everyone around us was totally annoyed. Best part of the whole movie.

2. I saw the preview for the movie of Rent - OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!! I'm SOOOOOOOOO excited - it's going to be SOOOOOOOOO good!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE to go see it - November 11th, mark your calendar!

Monday, August 01, 2005

New Zealand Bra Fence

Apparently there's a sheep farmer in New Zealand who has a fence on his property that is a local tourist attraction:

Bra Fence

I think I want to start one of these in Hanover. Maybe on all of the construction fences that had to wait till my senior year to take over campus, and make it so ugly and orange.