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Feb. 12th, 2008

Oh, eighth grade.

I used to fight with a kid over which was better, Boston Public or Dark Angel, because I liked Boston Public too, but he was not into Dark Angel. But in the end I am not trying to outsmart Chinese sites to watch Ally McHighSchool. So very crack.
I think tomorrow is payday, which means I can get a lightbulb for my living room and a new air of Zennis. Good thing I can see in the dark, and sometimes even without glasses.

Feb. 10th, 2008

So cute.


Feb. 6th, 2008

Dance, dance.

We had one last year, and that was allegedly the second one in twenty years at MU, so now we've had three.
It doesn't even look as bad out as it was last year, but it's supposed to get really bad
Okay, it actually does look pretty bad.

ETA: got this email from the SJ:
Isn't it too bad that we don't have class today? I will especially miss that peppy Mr. Jordan. Enjoy the day. Think about your paper topics. We will have the quiz on Monday.

They're such fun sometimes.

Feb. 2nd, 2008

MU @ Cincy

75-60 MU. A couple of my friends drove out to see it, so obviously they are MU's road game lucky charm :) Pleasantly surprising performance from Ous and Scotty.
The swelling on my knee is actually traumatic bursitis. I was supposed to treat it with compression bandaging and lethal doses of ibuprofin, but that hurt, so on Monday when I get it checked again I'll get it drained.
Because I spent the day with my leg extended, wrapped, and propped on a bookcase, I didn't really do anything I intended to do. But I did watch The 10th Kingdom. Shades of middle school. I still have the VHS in my basement. Now that I have a way to switch over, I should try to save them.

Jan. 29th, 2008

So cool.

The ElectriClerk.
I always wanted to build my own computer. This just makes me want to even more.

Jan. 27th, 2008

Drunken revelations

The other night, a couple of people told me I always gave them a good fight at practice and the reason I'd never started was because the coach liked other people better.
Now I'm kind of confused about how I feel about rugby.

Jan. 26th, 2008


Newb revised the page with PageBuilder and it looks like shit, so I took my code and went home.

Jan. 23rd, 2008

Aw, cute.


Jan. 22nd, 2008

Oh, Oscars.

They're out. ONTD is imploding because Juno made it. I'm just hoping Persepolis doesn't get the shaft.

ETA. My neighbor just got evicted. There is kind of a scene happening outside my door and I have to go to class. Yay.

Any landing you can walk away from.

So when I totaled my car yesterday I put my knee through the radio and it hurts like awful, but there's going to be a cool bruise for a couple of days and maybe a scar from where the buttons stabbed me.
After I spun out and crashed next to a cop who had been dealing with someone who maybe had the same problem I did but didn't seem interesting in dealing with me, I drove off, and soon found out the car was not for driving. That when I spun into a star shape and crashed into a telephone pole, completely crunching the front driver's side. The next thing I remember was being outside of the car reaching in around the airbag to get the keys out and then falling over. My dad drove by (because I'd been picking up the car from the shop, and he'd been circling since he saw the first accident) and picked me up, since I'd crashed next to a pair of railroad tracks, which is not a cool place to wait for Triple A, especially since today was a day that people liked crashing into things, but he didn't go look at the car and thought it wasn't so bad, until I told him the airbags had gone off (as much as I could talk, being temporarily transformed into a sobbing snotmonster). Triple A told we didn't have to call the cops, which was wrong, which I found out when the cops called the house.
When my dad went back he saw how bad it was. The truck there told him that the cops were looking for us. Good deal. They didn't give us a ticket on account of the multiple accidents that day.
Dingo came home and I didn't tell him what happened until he asked. He said he wasn't going to tell anyone, but I said I didn't mind. Not many people can crash a car twice in fifteen minutes, I said.

Jan. 20th, 2008

Go Pack Go...

...next season :P I thought this might really be the one. And MU lost at UConn, too. Bad day for my teams.

But I found this, which is very cool and art deco and I will have to have one when I get my own place. Apartment Therapy offered this as a substitute, but I'm not feeling it as much as the vintage pieces. But what the hell do I know. It's going to be a long time before I buy a house or anything, anyway. I looked at my checking account online...my classes are averaging four books each this semester and it shows. Bring on the job fair, baby.

Things I learned in college.

1. You can get Vaseline out of your hair with baby oil, cornstarch, and dish soap.

2. Do not put Vaseline in your hair!

Jan. 15th, 2008

A prayer for Sarah Connor.

Yes, I was eagerly awaiting That TV Show. First, for the continuation of one of my favorite stories, because I fell asleep during T3 (bad sign) (luckily for me, this turn of events eliminates T3 canon). And second, to see if it was as bad as I feared.

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Jan. 14th, 2008

Sends chills up your spine.

Some things should not be mashed up.

So maybe it's all the basketball on the brain, but I've been having a dream (well, not that I want it to happen) that I get hit in the face during a game. I don't see it, but I hear the announcer: "Marquette deflection- into the band!" Not that it would happen, we're like 20 feet back.

But if it does, I'm just saying, I called it.

Jan. 12th, 2008

MU vs ND, Packers vs Seahawks

MU 92 ND 66
I can't believe we pulled it off. Nice moves by Hayward, apparently he got a double double, which Wiki says is double digits in two categories. Davis, Digger, and Bilas (because I know who they are) had Notre Dame ftw and apparently they've been eating crow all day. I'm watching Sportcenter to see if they say anything. Yep. The Kool Aid, I has drunk it.
But the Kool Aid is mostly getting me stuff about the Patriots. I had a whole witty thing written about playoffs and as they keep talking the more I get confused about playoffs so I am just going to look forward to hot wings and say go pack, because I don't know enough about football to care enough about somebody else so it might as well be Wisconsin. And they beat Seattle in the snow 42- 20, how cool was that?

Jan. 10th, 2008

Seanma tells a joke.

Whenever my grandmother tries to tell a joke, invariably, she winds up leaving something out. And then she has to sort out what she missed, and where it should go, and everyone laughs politely, even though the moment has passed.

"Once upon a time a man went to the doctor for a checkup and found out he had cancer and only a month to live. At first he was sad, but then decided that if he only had a month left to live it was going to be the best month ever. So he goes home and tells his wife and kids that they're celebrating, but he doesn't say what. They go out to the swankiest restaurant in town, order up lobster, champagne, etcetera. But all this time, his family just keep bothering him, trying to get him to tell them what's up. He keeps avoiding answering the question and they start to enjoy their dinner, and over dessert he explains that he is going to die soon. Now his wife is overcome and excuses herself from the table, and his kids are sitting there and they have questions, and he's trying to cheer them up, and they're starting to come around and they're all exchanging toasts around the table. And then a diner sitting nearby comes over and asks, I can't help but notice that you've got quite a party going on here, do you mind if I ask what the occasion is? And the guy says, no, not at all, I'm dying of AIDS and we're celebrating my life."
And my grandmother stops and says to my aunt, "See? I didn't leave anything out!"
And my aunt goes, "Yeah, Mom, but you forgot the punch line."

("So the other guy wishes him well and walks off and the kids lean over and go, Dad, why'd you tell him that? You don't have AIDS. They guy goes, yeah, but I don't want anybody messing with your mother when I'm gone.")

For whatever reason, my grandmother trying to tell a joke, especially her idea of a dirty joke, is hilarious.

Jan. 9th, 2008

MU vs Seton Hall

MU 61 SH 56
That was harder than I expected. The way everyone was talking, I figured it would be a nice win. But we were losing at half. Matthewsand James got hurt and Hayward, who we'd been seeing good things from, didn't really deliver. Fitz came back and got some threes and Acker played (I think) his most time yet, but fouled out. McNeal probably had it the most together, but MU was borderline dysfunctional last night. Except for the folks in the stands, because nothing gets them more riled than a bad game. The band played a lot; I was glad I had remembered to tape my blisters. They seem to be progressing nicely into callouses. Now if only we could get those bass drum stands we ordered two years ago.
Saw AVP: Requiem. I kept remembering how last semester when we watched Alien the professor said he felt that we needed to call it something other than "the alien" and decided to refer to it as "the predator" and I was thinking, no, dude, that's another movie! Requiem was definitely more xenomorph vs. yautja than the first, though I liked watching Sanaa Lathan being all beautiful and badass. I guess I really am a simple, simple creature.

Jan. 6th, 2008

MU at WV

WV 79-64.
Looked like we couldn't get our rebounds, and we kept picking up offensive fouls.
Also, I sat through a televised basketball game for the first time ever. Dad would be proud.

Jan. 5th, 2008

All theological concerns should be settled by athletic contests.

Providence goes by the Friars. We definitely should have switched to Jesuits. Or dropped the name altogether, because we have yet to come up with a good cheer invoking the might of the golden eagle. But Jesuits have Real Ultimate Power, and it would have made for some interesting conversation. And every Jesuit I have met loves basketball, whereas birds couldn't care less.
I also saw this today, which is probably the cutest thing I have ever heard about the Swedish Chef.

Jan. 4th, 2008

And if you want a dollar holler cause I got a whole stack.

Rolling Stone credited ONTD for coming up with the "Hostage Brituation" name. I love ONTD so much sometimes, whether it's bringing the stupid or shutting down LJ.

I'm still on Team K Fed. Who'd have thought he'd turn out to be the good one?

Jan. 3rd, 2008

I always get funny looks at checkout.

Probably because Walgreen's is out of my way now, so I tend to wait until I need a bunch of stuff to go over.
Today's list:
breakfast shakes
I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be able to find some of those.
They're almost always out of Monster.

Dec. 31st, 2007

2007 Books

I can't even remember what I read in 2007.

Well, there were the books for school, which I don't know if they count. I didn't keep anything from spring semester, but I later bought Seven Pillars of Wisdom, which I wrote a paper on for WWI. This semester I kept King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild and Confederates In the Attic by Tony Horowitz, which are like investigative-journalist-history.

I read everything in the Journal Of North African Studies special on the Tuareg, which were all written by Jeremy Keenan. I kind of hated researching for Chiang Kai-Shek, because it had to be so condensed and the resources were really dense, but which the stuff I used the stuff I hated least reading was Generalissimo by Jonathan Fenby and The Man Who Lost China by Brian Crozier. I know everyone finds this stuff as interesting as I do.

From my ILL record I can tell that I read Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough and and My Reminiscences of East Africa by Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, which would have been a good opportunity to practice my German but I didn't think of it at the time.

I read Collapse by Jared Diamond over the summer, which I liked and later bought at the summer Half-Price binge, along with The Pessimist's Guide To History, which is what my AP World teacher called "sexy history" and I call "the good parts". I reread Shogun, mostly because my copy is very portable and easy to stash at work.

I started Team of Rivals but didn't finish it, along with the Onion's Our Dumb World. I got the Onion book for Christmas and the Tao Te Ching, which is super cool because I just loved it when I had to read it for philosophy. Mom looked very pleased with herself, so obviously she thinks I could benefit from reading it. It was the same look she had when she got me Atlas Shrugged last year. I'll have to move out completely before I can sell them off, or else she'll ask what happened to them.

And what do I read at work? Fark, obviously, but also MeFi and Mental Floss. FourFour and TWoP for America's Next Top Model recaps. JMac's blog for MU basketball but mostly for the occasional pep band shoutout. The Comics Curmudgeon for the FOOBocalypse, and The Epi-blog, which is usually a bad idea, because then I remember that I forgot lunch.

The point of the meme, I think, is to recommend stuff. In my case, I'm just thankful I haven't forgotten how to read.

Dec. 26th, 2007

Tetris trance state

Which may be some sort of petit-mal epilepsy. It's so freaky. I don't blink or move and I don't remember breathing, just watching the lights and moving my thumbs.
Same thing happens with Guitar Hero. Although it's harder to do, because I need to move more fingers- and apparently I do it the hard way, which is the way I figured out to play after the power hour at the rugby house.
Not the best at it. I usually hit 80-90% of the notes. But I beat Tom Morello the first time around, and it only took me two tries to beat Slash. On the easy level, of course. But Daisy, who plays a lot more video games than me, took three tries on easy to beat Tom, and Dingo, who plays a lot more guitar, video games, and Guitar Hero in general, two attempts on medium. And neither of them got to Slash yet because they wasted time shopping for clothes.
Whatever. I'm a rock star. Too bad it isn't my present, huh? (At least I didn't get any shower sets.)

Dec. 24th, 2007

Oh, Shatown dramafucks.

The movie has become an animated feature. Go me!

Dec. 22nd, 2007


Oh man do I hate decorating the tree. There is nothing that makes my mother quite so anal as interior decorating, and the tree is no exception. And every year she denies it.
She bribed me with wine. She should have given it to me beforehand, I might have been in a better mood. Though maybe not so coordinated.

Dec. 20th, 2007


I could usually care less about presents. And I'm always confused about what to give people. But I just got the BEST PRESENT for my brother Dingo.

Years ago, I mean way back when we were kids, Power Rangers was the shit, and my brother loved it more than anything. Most of all he loved the Power Rangers movie. It was the second VHS we ever wore out from watching too much (first was The Great Mouse Detective, which I don't even remember watching so much). He would watch it at least once a week, until it broke. He couldn't have been more 8, so this is ten years ago.

And guess what I scored at Half-Price Books today?

I got him some other stuff, but he is going to FLIP when he sees this. I don't know how I'm going to wait for Christmas.

Dec. 18th, 2007

It's finally over.

My last exam was on Friday, but the semester wasn't officially over until I made sure that I got away with 18 credits. And I did! An A in North Africa, AB in WWII and English, Bs in Africa and Civil War and...a CD in Existentialism! This is even better than the time I passed Calculus-- I was only a freshman back then, I had time to make up for it, but I did it, I only have 21 credits left, and I am out of here! Everything is fucking coming up roses anymore :)

I'm missing that sense of accomplishment.

The first draft is finished. 20 pages of improperly formatted screenplay and I already found a bunch of continuity errors.
It isn't the errors so much as the formatting. I don't even care about standard format, but I figure in order to pull this off over break, everything has to be exactly planned out and everyone needs to know what we are doing. They might not care, but they need to understand.
And I have to go to bed, because I have a whole bunch of stuff to do tomorrow before I go back to Waukesha and shoot a blatant ripoff of the Odyssey.

Dec. 17th, 2007

I'm kind of a mean person

Because I volunteered to be webmaster because I thought our site was ugly, and now that it's been passed to another person I made it extra confusing for the n00b ("I want to try it, I have a web design course next semester").
Of course, this meant learning CSS like I'd been meaning to. More like, just enough CSS to patch in the stuff cribbed from w3schools.com. It took all yesterday, and this is all I have yet. But the cool thing about CSS, supposedly, is that once you have the code you just run with it.
I should leave it alone for a while. I have a bunch of stuff to do before I leave tomorrow.

Dec. 15th, 2007

German Christmas Rap


Dear Self

Find a new way to figure out if the radiator is on. One that does not involve touching.

Seriously every time I do it I start to think, I shouldn't do this, but all of a sudden ouch. Fucking moron

Dec. 13th, 2007

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Dec. 12th, 2007

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Phil requirements can fucking die in a fire, kthx.
You have to love a teacher who tells you on the first day of class that if you are taking the class just to fill credits, you should leave. Except you can't leave. Because you need the credits. Yay!
I think I'm probably getting a D in this class anyway. He actually has really low requirements for a D. I was supposed to turn in a first draft of this paper, turned in an outline, got a D. Paper's supposed to be 10 pages long. I figure I'll be lucky if I can make 6. That would be about a D, right?
All I need is a D. I don't care anymore. I would be so happy with just a fucking D.

Dec. 5th, 2007

Billy Squire

I was told to look up Billy Squire on YouTube, for the sake of pep band.

This was not a good idea. I cannot take any of these songs seriously. The 80s were not good sometimes.

The Stroke, aka, "play like you're a stripper!": mostly harmless.

Everybody Wants You: just benign 80s.

Rock Me Tonight: this one is kind of bad.

We actually suck at these songs and mostly hate them, because they are hard and not fun to play at basketball games, but even sucking and hating, we are definitely an improvement on the original. Probably because we have a more musically sophisticated arrangement. Except for the part where we yell, "stroke! stroke!"

Dec. 4th, 2007

Naked Story

So, once upon a time, we were talking AcaDec art. The coach mentioned that he'd once had a student who was a really good artist and specialized in female nudes, which her parents proceeded to proudly hang all over the house. Now, I figure, in high school, if you are cool enough to sit in a public art room and draw female nudes, you could care less that your parents are showing them off. I don't know how she felt about her younger brother bringing over the neighborhood kids to show them the pictures, which was the next part of the story.
And then one of the varsities said, "Hey, I was one of those kids."

Dec. 2nd, 2007

I'm so cool.

After the nonsense that was Term Paper Hell everything has seemed easy. I went to the game on Friday night, which was awesome enough to make me forget how mad I was at Squirrel Girl, and then spent Saturday watching cartoons. I also watched Fern Gully, because I am four.
And I am thinking how to deal with Monday's discussion, which I am not looking forward to, because I don't want to hear Some Like It Hot get torn apart over gender identity issues, and I just can't imagine how one is supposed to seriously discuss Legally Blonde.
But now I have a band concert, and I am not sure if it will be my last one. And I am such a dork, because I will really miss band, and all the drummers. I may get suckered into one more semester. I have no spine :P

ETA: Back from concert. Good times. Popped the blister on my finger during the first song. Bad times.

Should really go finish the screenplay.

Nov. 28th, 2007


Three! Three hours of sleep! Ha ha ha ha ha! *thunderclap*

Nov. 9th, 2007

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The Midwest versus California...
You want some water? Send back the cows.

Sep. 4th, 2006

So, what I'm gonna do is sneak up on it and jam my thumb in its butthole.

So I woke up early and went looking for food. Dining hall closed, so I got a paper and found out about Steve Irwin. And then, the real tragedy. Broken internet :P
It's pretty gray and crummy and I blew $40 on first aid stuff and school supplies. But there's Dark Angel on SCIFI and boy did I love that show in 8th grade.

Sep. 3rd, 2006


So tired. Woke up at seven on a Sunday to go play rugby at the Highland Games out in Waukesha. Could have just stayed over at my parents from Friday but then I'd miss...something, I'm sure.
Played two halves of two separate games. Couldn't have run much longer and my heels are RAW from ev0l boots. Bad athleticism on my part, followed by not ever having gotten trouble from the boots, with the exception of the cleats falling off all the goddamn time, no matter how tight I screw them they just keep coming out :P So tomorrow I hope the Walgreens is open on Labor Day and can go get gauze and stuff.
Did get a few good hits in, and even got my hands on the ball, and got to do the cool thing where you get tackled and you pop the ball up into the air before you go down completely. Fucking stupid drills are not all that entirely fucking stupid when you're doing them in real time. Also spent a lot of time on the sides walking around carrying water and talking with the rookies, which I guess is neat, I always liked it when the vets came and talked to me.
We won the first two games but lost to UW-Milwaukee and the much hated Robin (I don't know her well enough to hate her, but she played on Wisconsin U23s with almost all the rest of my team so I guess they do and they sure hate her) in the third game...since us and UWM and Madison all won 2 out of 3 it came down to scores and UWM won and got the trophy, which because it was the Highland Games was a claymore. *wants* Pretty sure that since we all saw the sword we are trying our damndest to get our hands on it next year. And kicking some UWM ass next Saturday in the meanwhile.
Now I'm home, and I'm sunburnt, and I'm going to have a BIIIG bruise on my butt and thigh. But I have Culver's from the Meal Mobile, so it's all good. Except that it's a horribly unathletic Double Bacon Butterburger Deluxe, with onion rings and cheese curds. I hope my arteries will forgive me, but I need some fat and salt and most of all bacon right now. Mmm.

Aug. 20th, 2006

Yet another book meme.


THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE. Well, really, it was the Nova special that was so cool looking and had Brian Greene being so nifty and made it seem so SIMPLE that I read the book and did my senior project on string theory, which gave me the first inclination that I maybe didn't want to spend the rest of my life being a physicist. I did learn that I like taking information and helping people understand it and presenting it in an interesting way... which is of course why I felt comfortable enough to switch to history, because, worst case scenario, I wind up being a history teacher, I could live with that.


Would be easier to ask me one book I've read only once. If I like it enough to finish it, if I still like it AFTER I finish it, I'll probably reread it :) How about NAPALM AND SILLY PUTTY? It's completely ridiculous and irreverant, and I've read it so often it's near impossible for me to keep a straight face on a plane.


Everyone says SO YOU WANT TO ESCAPE A DESERT ISLAND. I would probably go for a nice epic, the Odyssey or Gilgamesh or an Edda. I could use a nice break, haha.


Beyond those that are straight humor like Carlin and Barry, the book that has made me literally LOL the most is WICKED. Yes, I'm a heretic and like the book better than the musical, but Maguire's words are just magical and his take on the story is fresh and snarky.


BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA. It's bad when you're reading it as an impressionable youngster. For some reason it was worse (and I say that in the best way, I guess) reading it at 18.


HARRY POTTER, bceause I would basically control the world, haha. No. I really have no idea. I like to read, but I don't think I'm envious of anyone else's words.


HARRY POTTER. Haha, nah. I've read stuff I wish I hadn't read, but I don't think there's anything I wish hadn't been written. Hmm. Maybe THE DAVINCI CODE, because now everyone and their brother thinks they know the HORRIBLE TRUTH about Catholicism, and as someone who spent a fraction of her youth competeing in Faith-A-Thons, they make me *heddesk*


I just finished CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP, which is about the evolution of hip-hop and the surrounding culture. I go back to work tomorrow, so I'll probably pick up something new.


I was supposed to read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE last semester and basically faked my way through it. It's sitting in my bookcase, since Sweeney's wouldn't take it back. At least I didn't watch the movie and claim that was good enough. I did just kind of mail it in last semester.


Um, all of you :)

Aug. 16th, 2006

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The left-clicker on my mouse is broken.

A-hunting for the warranty I shall go.

Aug. 14th, 2006

Stare, stare, breathe.

Got the pleasure of meeting Daisy's... other friend last night. I swear, he only has about five or so, and this one moved in next door and is kinda... trying to make himself Daisy's only friend. He's over here all the time, tries to get Wendy over at his house... hell, right now he's outside yelling at him to come over. So, obviously, I've known about him for a while, but we had him over for dinner last night. Initially I didn't know he was going to stay, because, well, he lives next door and can go home whenever he wants. But it got closer to dinnertime and suddenly this kid pops open my door and announces that we're having dinner in 10 minutes.
"Okay, thanks," I say, and go back to trying to understand what's going on with bad_penny.
Silence, except for creepy breathing.
"You have a laptop?"
No, you're just imagining things. "Yep."
"That's cool."
Cue creepy breathing.
"What do you like to do on it?"
Watch people wave their e-peens at each other. "Internet stuff."
"Oh. Okay."
Takes his creepy breathing down the hall. I close the door with my foot, then decide to talk to Dingo and see what other creepy stuff has been happening.
Soup has locked the door. He hesitates before admitting me and then locks it again.
"His friend is creepy."
"I know."
"He's staying for dinner."
"He better not whine about it..." Because dinner last night was a cherished family recipe that most kids, Wendy included, don't really appreciate.
"Hope he's not allergic to peanut butter, then." Mom has never hesitated to offer any picky eater their choice of a) what she made or b) peanut butter sandwich. This is how she got Dingo's friends to learn to like vegetables.
So, we get dinner. Kid talks on and on and on about nothing in particular and personal details about our family I didn't know he knew. Eh. Scarpered from the table and retreated to my room and figured my parents would call me back to clean, but they didn't. Feel kinda bad, because there was a lot to clean. But I had to get away from the kid. I'm going to call him Urkel.

Aug. 12th, 2006

I think you got snakes on your internet.

This has made me so very happy for the past couple of days, so I decided to pull one on my brother, since the downstairs computer's right next to the phone and he's on the downstairs computer...so I did it. And it was funny.

He then decided he was pulling one on his friend. Unfortunately it's just past 10pm so it'll have to wait.

I think this movie may be my generation's Rocky Horror, except we'll know that's what it is to begin with.

Aug. 2nd, 2006

Book meme!

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

"Such metabolism is often referred to as secondary metabolism, partly because it begins several steps beyond primary pathways like photosynthesis and cellular respiration, and partly because it produces metabolites that were once thought to be secondary-- that is, chemicals that are not common and do not usually have a clear role in the life of a plant. Familiar secondary metabolites include such chemicals as nicotine, caffeine, menthol, strychnine, morphine, and rubber. They are familira to us because of their importance in medicine or industry, but their roles in the life of a plant are not well known."

Damn biology book, I knew I should have burned it.

Jul. 23rd, 2006

Rugby Camp 2006

Mostly uneventful, except for keeping me away from my computer for forever and a day. Two days of camp and 7s at the end. Plus a corn and potato roast. And lots of rain. It rains this tournament every year. I think we're jinxed.
The Spawn (coach's kids) ran around singing girl scout songs and beating each other up and trying to steal beer and running around with the sign with our dirty names for the jello shots, and their parents very much not noticing or caring. They're pretty corrupted; the little girl's favorite song is "if I were the marrying kind".
Did attempt to social, but most of the house left to get drunk elsewhere, so the few of us left sat around the keg and watched Law and Order.
I have a ton of laundry to do :P

Jun. 17th, 2006

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I have the the soundtracks to Camelot and Spamalot on my computer.

You know what that means.

Cage fight!

Jun. 11th, 2006

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Man, this work stuff is hard.
Plus we have to clean the house, my grandparents are visiting. I pointed out to my brother that at least they don't live close, or else it would never end.
I get ragged on the most, because I have the most stuff and the smallest room. Someday I will have to chuck all the dolls. But I keep getting them! I was trying to find somewhere to put them and for a second fantasized about throwing them out the window.
At least I have tomorrow off :) Yay for cutting hours, whew. Unfortunately that is a day home with my brothers...I'll just yoink the car and spend the day at the library or something.

Jun. 7th, 2006


How NOT to steal a Sidekick.

Never mess with someone who has more l33t HTML skills than oneself.

May. 22nd, 2006

In which technology outsmarts me.

The sleep function on my television went haywire last night and kept turning itself on every fifteen minutes. I would hear the *pop* *buzz* *buzz* and roll over and turn it off. I was functional enough to mute it the first time it happened, but took until 5 AM to decide that UNPLUGGING IT would solve the problem. Yeah, I got no sleep.
Went to work, felt sick, almost fell asleep after 1 or so, dragged myself home through 40 minutes of Milwaukee metro traffic (I had no idea how long I was busy until I got home. I actually think traffic was worse getting into the Sha than on 43). Took a nap. Feeling good now.

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