Friday, February 26, 2010

The Things I Wanted To Do

I wanted to write a blog post this week,
something maybe about my Spring Break,
-that would have been sweet.
But instead I was working on my senior sem,
until my brain shut off and became dim.

I wanted to go to the gym this week,
and work off all those coffee drinks
-that would have been sweet.
But instead I was too tired, and laid in my bed,
while my alarm went off, with a pillow to my head.

I wanted to drink a Coke this week,
they are so bubbly and delicious,
-that would have been sweet.
But I gave up fries, chips, and soda for lent.
Oh golly, I don't know where my mind went...

I wanted to do many different things,
and yet, my heart still nervously pangs,
because there is only seven more weeks left at CNU,
so that's about all the complaining I can do.

As you may know or as you may see,
I really, truly am quite happy.
So I won't go to the gym,
and I'll finish my darn senior sem,
and if I could, I would do it all over again.

February in review, because I'm getting sentimental; how 'bout you?

Steph and I in the snow.

Mom and Dad, this pictures for you :)

Hanging out at the condo one random weekend.

Dressed up as the French for the Olympics party

Olympics Party

The Olympic Rings - clever!

New Tattoo.
Joking Mom.
It was "To Write Love On Her Arms Day" (look it up - interesting story) but I just thought it was a good end to the post.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Oh Heart Day

As Valentine’s Day rolls around, I thought to construct a little list to help affirm those of us who will be attending “singles dinners.”

You know you are single on Valentine’s Day when…

1) Your mom says she will be your valentine. She even posts this message on your Facebook wall so you AND the whole world are well aware of your singleness. And you didn’t really care until someone “liked” it.

2) Your friends who are dating someone make sure to remind you that “they love you” and that “Valentine’s Day isn’t really that great.” Thanks guys. But you know it’s not quite the same coming from you as it would be, say… a divorced mother of four. Or even better, Kate Gosselin. She’s worse off.

3) You feel a special connection with all the single people in the world. They are on your side. They understand you. They know you better than those dating folks anyways...

4) You go to a singles dinner with your single friends who sit around and talk about being single. At least the food is always delicious.

5) You never really thought about being single, but you are always reminded of that fact on February 14th. Then, on February 15th, you will be completely happy with your singleness BECAUSE: A) No gifts had to be exchanged, B) Single dinners are actually kind of fun, and C) you enjoy the mystery and excitement of future possibilities and the adventurous unknown!

Oh and D) you love that your mother, no matter what, will always be your Valentine.

Happy Heart Day. Enjoy it, whether you are single or taken ;)

Disclaimer: I do not hate love, people in love, the color red, hearts, candy, or cupids. Actually I dislike cupids (Naked little children with wings and arrows???). But everything else I most definitely enjoy.

Did quite well this year with the candy supply.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pictory Procrastination

As we all know, college is great. But there are certain assignments that seem ridiculously and unfathomably dull. Literature reviews fall under this category.

Some sources...

These 7- 13 page prequels to your actual paper are exactly that sort of senior seminar project that makes you kind of want to pull your hair out. You are not writing opinions, you are not writing about your project, and you are certainly not using a creative (or even stimulating) writing style. You are simply scrambling around the library desperately trying to find all the sources you used last semester before another communication major checks out that one book you "really needed" (and an apology to all you fandom people out there... haha J. Gray's book was mine!).

I'm researching Twilight fans for senior seminar, but I didn't want people to think I was on fan sites for hours at a time, just for kicks... so I made a little sign.

I had written a 14 page outline by Saturday, but the actual paper had not been started and Monday's due date was fast approaching. I can't decide if it's a good thing or a bad thing to be an over-detailed outliner, but that's just how I work. If it isn't organized, it isn't happening.

Late nights at the Middle House.

And early mornings...

At least she got a little nap?

I could go on about the all-nighter, or the printing fiasco, or the funny things that were said at 4am by my roommates. But instead I would love to tell you about all of the theorists and facts I leaned. Communication research is pivotal to academia, and its all-encompassing nature would be a blog post I'm sure you'd enjoy.

Just kidding. Maybe another time...

Instead, I'll give you a little peek at one of my procrastination tools. There is an online magazine, titled "Pictory." The theme of the website is to collect fascinating pictures + stories for different showcases throughout the year. If you would like to check it out, and procrastinate a little yourself, here is a link to the homepage:

So the bad news:
I stayed up all night for a Lit Review, and I was told the majority of people will get a C or a D on it.

The good news:
I had a blast with my roommates and submit an Ireland picture to the "Local Flavor" category on Pictory. Today I saw that I was accepted! See professors and parents? Procrastination totally pays off.

Of course I haven't quite gotten the grade back for the lit review yet...

The winning picture! To see the full article go to
It's number 25.