Friday, December 24, 2004

feliz navidad!

happy christmas eve!
recap of my last week of the semester: lots of papers, lots of finals, and lots of LATE NIGHTS. or i guess its really more like early mornings. for like 5 days in a row i didn't go to bed before 4am. why? i don't know. hahah. i mean i did some work but mostly it was just hanging out with the many people that like to hang out with my room! or i'd be down in someone else's room, so much fun though. and i still got like 4 or 5 hours of sleep a night. oh but by far the best night was...i guess it was tuesday night? when steve, jared, and i had fun with skype!!! ( which was crazy fun. b/c people kept skyping me and asking me to talk and i didn't want to, but then jared and steve decided to have some fun with it, and a guy from taiwan wanted to chat so they talked to him in their arnold schwarzennegger voice - hilarious. i was cracking up it was so funny. and it sounds mean, but they were nice to him they weren't making fun of him or anything like that! and i think it helped out with his english....howard from taiwan can now say "weight room" in english! yaaaay! that morning we actually all stayed up til 6am but i think jared had an exam to hand in at 8am so he just stayed up. craziness! but fun!
ummmm last friday there was a party at the baseball house that i went to! that was pretty fun i haven't been to a party in foreeeeever.
vicky and kristin are home!!!!! yaaaaay i'm so happy! i went to see kristin on the day it decided to snow and be nasty, which was scary driving back to school but the saturn pulled it off. then vicky came to visit me onnn tuesday i guess? yeah and we went out to dinner with some peeps!
oooh yum....'diamonds are forever' is on tv...i love sean connery. so hot.
alright i guess that's oh, wednesday night jeremy took me out to dinner! i haven't seen him in forever! then wednesday night i had a girl's night with some of the other RA's and that was fun :)
thursday i packed it up and all the smith Ra's had breakfast in RD colleen's apartment! and it was deliiiicious. mmmm yum. then we exchanged secret santa gifts and that was cool, i got a jack vettriano painting!! awesomeeeee. 'the waltzers' .
then headed home and unpacked my stuff, today i went out to lunch and then mass w/ the fam at 4p, then back home! all my presents are wrapped and they look so pretty! i can't wait til new years to hand them all out hehehe.
i'm gonna miss being at school over break, it hasn't really sunk in that i'll be at home with nothing to do for like 3.5 weeks...greaaaat. anyhoo,
i hope everybody has a good christmas eve and a great christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

accents are funny

hahaha the lady giving a presentation has a funny accent and she keeps saying "population" and it sounds hilarious. baaha.
anyway. it's only been 4 days since i wrote so that's weird b/c it feels like 4 MONTHS. i've been super busy. but after today the bulk of the non-finals work will be over. but i still have lots of work to do for finals week. yay. today i've already taken a quiz and given a presentation...oh and i wrote a paper for today last night. and i still have my 'terrorism' class where i will be a "hostage" for a groups presentation. which is kind of scary b/c the people being the terrorists are hardcore.
this past saturday i went up to the barn w/ kel and andrea, and andrea gave me a half hour lesson and kel videotaped it for class! it was soooo fun but my legs were like jello when i was finished, and my ankles were giving out and i couldn't walk correctly. but other than that, really fun!! i can't wait to ride again hopefully over break i will be able to b/c kel is working up at the barn and the trainers said it would probably be fine if she did. so that's fun.
ummm ok i think that's it...i mean really i've just been working my butt off and counting down the days til break!!
bye for now

Saturday, December 11, 2004

have time for a quickie?

i hope so, b/c that's all i have time for! as i blog i'm staring at my "All the Things Keeping Me from Winter Break" list, better known as a ToDo list. and there are 11 things staring me back in the face. ELEVEN. including finals. that's a lot! wah.
soooo just to hit some highlights, the fireman christmas party was fun! except that this one guy my dad works with, chris robbins (like from winnie the pooh!) called my dad up and was like 'bobby just wanted to let you know i saw your daughter drinking a beer at the party' and my dad was like 'i know...i gave it to her' and chris said 'isn't she only 15???' and my dad was like 'uh...what?' i don't look 15, do i? i think he must've seen someone else's daughter, b/c i think it's obvious i'm no teenager.
aaand that's pretty much...the only thing you need to know about! today i went to the mall and did some christmas shopping with my fam!! that was fun, i didn't really buy anything though...well i bought one thing....and then i did lots of shopping for other people! yaaaay my friends will be so happy.
aaand DONE! see, i told you it was a quickie.
oh but i do have to say, VICKY AND KRISTIN ARE COMING HOME SOOOOO SOOOOOON!!!!! and they're going to visit me at school! kristin's never been here! prepare to not be so impressed! no just kidding. ok bye bye.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

where did the week go?

apparantly right out the window! bye bye! it went so ridiculously fast i can't believe it's friday (well's saturday. even scarier.)
sooo let's see here. monday was nothing special from what i remember...was it? oh wait i think we had guest speaker in my 'terrorism and counterterrorism' class..or was that last week...what is happening to my memory, honestly. no i think that was monday, and she was pretty good, she talked about 'bioterrorism'. or WAS that last wednesday???? what the ok she was monday, she must have been...right? *confused face* monday was obviously a confusing day for me, i also firmly believed that i was on duty monday night, but when kel and i were going for a walk i had some kind of ephiphany and realized i wasn't on duty til wednesday...i forget why that was important...did i do something monday night? i don't know why i'm asking you. sorry.
well let's skip to wednesday b/c i know stuff happend then! i was on duty but at around 9p i went down to get some hot chocolate w/ the girls and we headed up to the IHSA (horse team) meeting! which was stressful b/c this weekend is a huge tournament and all the IHSA people are working their bootays off - well done, ladies (and gents). keep up the good work! i don't know how they do it...not in bed til midnight and have to be AT the barn at 4am...what have i signed myself up for??? anyway that meeting was good but i felt bad b/c there was a history club meeting the same night (yes, i'm a part of the history club. laugh away.) and i haven't been to any of them...but i'm going next week b/c they want as many people as possible to go. and i want to show interest, you know? b/c i love history and if they do cool stuff i want to be a part of it!
let's see, after the meeting kel came back to smith w/ me b/c i was bored out of my mind on duty and we watched 'tommy boy' and steve stopped by to watch some of it w/ us too, good times! such a funny movie.
oh wait i think i remember what i did tuesday night, i think tuesday night steve, jared, and i did the website! well, steve and i did. jared pretty much wimped out, i think he's taking too many meds for his elbow. what else happend tuesday night...dammit. honestly what is wrong w/ me. oohh tuesday i also went up to the barn! to talk to the head coach lady, andrea! and on my way up this cop was following me and he followed me up the barn driveway and it really freaked me out, and i got out of my car and he said "you should tell your dad that your registration is over a year overdue" and i was like 'um...what? ok...i will?' and i walked up to the copcar and the cop goes 'it's me..jimmy...your neighbor.' can we saaaay EMBARASSING!??!!? my face turned bright red, i mean i've never formally met the guy i've only seen him from far away like 2 times! so i tried to recover and i said 'ooh i'm sorry i was thrown off by the uniform and everything' (me = idiot.) but he was really nice about it and just said i really shouldn't drive my car b/c i was supposed to get new registration by 6/ i missed this i do not know. that's my dad's department and he's really good about that stuff so it was weird. anyway i talked to andrea, who i think thought i wanted to be an equine major and that iw as a freshman (wrong...and wrong.) sooo i have to make myself clear on that w/ her. then i gave ange a ride back to campus and headed back to smith where i called my dad and told him my embarassing cop story..and he laughed at me. yay. oh RIGHT ok so he went to he DMV on wednesday morning, then he came to take me out to brunch at Stardust (diner) and we put the new registration stickers on the saturn.
back to wednesday night...the dorm seemed to decide (as it often does when i'm on duty) to go crazy! so loud, so drunk (even though some tried to claim they weren't), so uncool. and i was so tired. i'm still tired. and it's almost 1am what the hell. ok quickly finishing this up so i can sleepy.
thursday...dodgeball on thursday night, smith lost, sadness. hung out in b.s. for a while, back to the dorm, hung out w/ steve and deb while we watched "100 sexiest people" or something on VH1, got a call from KATE! which was awesome b/c we've been talking online all week and we never talk on the phone yaaaaay. we talked about how she's going to BELFAST in like...a month. lucky B. and i'm so happy that i went there so when she talks about the places she goes i can have a visual and i'll know what she's talking about!! aaaah so jealous. who wants to go visit her w/ me? and pay for my expenses? hmmm?
vicky also called me this week! aaaah i miss!!! she and kristin are coming home SOOOO SOON!!! i'm beyond excited. new years is going to be awesome (and not just b/c lisa is 21 now...but, not gonna lie, that is helpful.) and i can't wait :)
today i went to the Seton Hall library w/ my mom, grandma, and bro...checked out tons of books on Queen Elizabeth and how she conquered Ireland, and i'm going to write a nasty paper about how she did that. mwaha.
you people might luck out and get another blog from me sunday night b/c tomorrow i'm going to a christmas party thrown by my dad's fireman platoon, then sunday i'm helping out at the horseshow, so you never know what might happen. but so far the week's been pretty good, despite the lack of sleep, due to pesky timezones (although i thought colorado was 3 hours behind, apparantly it's only it was later there than i thought. interesting. for me, sorry!) and loud dorms and not running out of reasons to stay up late. which is soon to be due to LOTS OF PAPERS AND STUDYING. and i can't wait.
and now it's definitely time for le sleep. night night.