That Tall Girl

The “not post” post
October 16, 2008, 7:04 pm
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… if that even makes sense. Have you ever had one of those weeks where it’s just nonstop chaos? I can raise 2 hands to that. I can see why adults like a glass of wine with dinner now.

I just feel like complaining about this week (it’s been one of the most stressful experiences of my life), and I cant complain to the roomie because she knows what I’ve been going through. Like those 2 nights in a row of 4 hours of sleep (with multiple hours of exercise) and no time for naps- sorry about being grouchy… even though I still feel like tackeling someone (nobody in particular, mind you)

So since today is a low key day, I decided to bring my lunch to my room and watch some ER on the laptop. I got my soup; I’m wearing a hoodie; I’m watching ER in the dark, with some desk lamps on. Bad choice. Now I want to tackel somebody AND cry (the topic just stressed me out, with some Dr. dying and all- but yes, I totally ate my lunch watching fake blood and vomit squirt all over the screen). Lovely.

It’s days like these, when I have the time, that I love to go exercise. Just be aggressive, powerful, and sweaty. Get those endorphins pumping through my veins. Forget about my stress, completely focussing on what I’m doing at the moment.

I am completely convinced that exercising is what keeps me… me. Happy and ready to go. Don’t lie, you know what I’m talking about. Runner’s high. Yeah, without that people would start calling me psychowoman instead of tg. Maybe they would start calling me Danger… I’d be fine with that, it’s already my middle name you know.

Back to the runner’s high thing. Actually, not really. I need another nap. I think I’ve got a bug, and I want it to go away.

and it was totally 33 degrees outside this morning. my gear saved me.


Interesting Morning/Weekend
October 7, 2008, 3:37 pm
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Nasty rain makes people do funny things, I’ve decided… like pull weeds at 7:30 in the morning, bad weather included. know, it sounds strange but I can’t really ellaborate other than saying it was fun. Yes, I just said that I had fun pulling weeds. But it is a little bit different than when your parents tell you to- so don’t expect anything fancy when I come back home, mom.

… because I went home this weekend. First trip home from college. Guess what I had for dinner my first night home: 2 lean pockets and a 2 serving blue bunny ice cream dish (which I guess was better than what I had last night when I got back: fruit/yogurt, small salad and chocolate cake). I probably shouldn’t complain about the food though since mom did my laundry, bought me clothes (holy smokes i found jeans at wal mart that were long enough and were somewhat proportionate to my huge thighs), bought me random items, cleaned my car (vacuum, rainX, windows), put new windshield wipers on my car, and filled my gas tank (gas was $2.99 !!!)

It was my first big drive by myself, and I didn’t die. The way home was easy-peasy. I hit rush hour traffic in Topeka, KS but I let people pass me and realize that there were cars going just as slow in front of me so it was all good. I payed the tolls just fine too. But the way back. Dang, son. Let’s just start off with saying one of the reasons I got new windshield wipers and rainX was because of the storm that was between me and the university. There were points at which I was going 50 in a 70 zone because visibility/ traffic was that bad. Add to that the semis that were following way too close and changing langes/making walls across the 3 lane interstate sporatically.

I should probably add that I went to my gym twice. Once on Friday, and again on Saturday morning. On friday they didn’t make me exchange my keys for a locker because they know me/ my keys were attatched to my wallet. There was a new guy there (probably to replace gym boy) and he was freaking out when Jason told me I didn’t have to turn my keys in. He was all like “who is she that she doesn’t have to turn her keys in?!” and I’m all like “I’m important around here. Didn’t you get the memo??” not really. But those thoughts were totally flying around the room. And one last thing (because this is getting long) at water aerobics I was the life of the party; ‘cuz I’m cool like that.

Now it’s time for my mid-morning nap.

10 years from now…
October 2, 2008, 12:12 am
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I don’t think I’ve mentioned before that I go to the Ag. school for the state. As in all the farmers come here. In fact we have a whole parking lot devoted to pick up trucks. Not really, it’s just the lot for off campus students that’s right next to the rodeo building.

Up until now I was fo’ sho’ going to live in a small town with a cute little house and have to drive 20 minutes to get anywhere interesting. I’ve changed my mind. I don’t want to have 4 children all (legally) named Bubba in 10 years while living in my farmhouse with the cows in the front yard and wearing a giant mumu (because Bubba #5 is on her way) and an apron.

So, to the farmer boy who was trying to make eyes at me (but was way to shy) in the dinner line- I’m not interested.

Anyways, back to the whole 10 years from now thing… There’s this board in our basement (I live in an all girls dorm btw) and I thought it was kinda funny how all of the Jonas Brothers are spoken for. I call dibs on the little one. just kidding.

Ok, I’ll show you what I wrote. You can stop asking now.

Rat update! They love each other. Ya gotta tilt your head 3 mm to the left and squint with one eye to see bootsie, but it’s worth the effort for these cuties:

Trident Gum is the best
September 2, 2008, 6:36 pm
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After a shift at “work” I came back to my room to work on Espanol 4 homework. It took a lot longer than I was planning. I had to look up words- because I’m not back into my spanish loving/knowing groove yet.

Shower? Oh yah, didn’t get to that until 11. And it was a nice shower- 30 minutes (approx.). Hey, I’m not paying the energy bill. I’m still a bit stiff from this morning though, even after stretching out.

Ok. now the interesting stuff. I got dressed. Long bodied, leopard print ish, short sleeved blouse thing with jean shorts. The shirt kinda covered my shorts if I didn’t keep it in place. Is that why those boys were staring at my in the dining center? Or was it just the normal- imgoingtostare@youandnotsayawordcuzimtoochicken . Who knows.

We’re not carrying on the experiment at dinner tonight- I’ve changed into more comfortable clother: Tshirt and running shorts.

Off to work on Chem, baby.


**just a note: gymboy, you are more than welcome to stare at me while I’m in line at the dining center… really, anytime.**

Wha Cha
August 31, 2008, 4:39 pm
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I am sad. Sad beyond belief. My roommate could have gotten FREE tickets to the American Idol concert WITH my beautiful future father of my children Jason Castro! And since she didn’t check her email… we missed out. The tickets were for floor seats too.

I guess i should be excited that we got super fantastic seats at the football game though. 20 yard line, 2nd row. Yep, I even got on the big screen. (And I got my tickets for a super discount) My first week at college and I’m famous- did I tell ya’ll about the person that recognized me at dinner- because of my “job”. Yeah, I know I’m awesome.

Before the game i had some gatorade- it looked so cool, I just had to take a picture of it for you:

And I took a picture of the firetruck that was at the dining center- the derb- cuz the fire alarms were going off. There is a bit of a reflection from the window since I took this from my window:

I don’t have a picture of my next adventure. But we got Jimmy John’s sandwiches for free last night. Haha, they were 1 hour late. We called- they gave us $20 of food free. Then we went and watch the first half of The Holiday- with Jude Law, Jack Black, Kate Winslet, blah blah blah. We had to turn it off though because the boys were falling asleep and we couldn’t have cohabitation- could we?!

I tried a church today with a couple roommaties. I liked the church- not the sermon. I think thats how we all felt. We’re going back next week because theres a BBQ afterwards (FREE FOOD!) for the college students. So we’ll check out the college ministry a bit.

Wha Cha- karate chop. You don’t have to use you killer self defense skills if you call *77 if an unmarked police car that pulls you over happens to be a rapist. Just call that numbr and the dispatcher will tell you if theres a police car in you area. My grandma sent me this email twice and my mom sent it to me once- it must be important.

I think I might make yellow submarine my theme song but change the boat to a kind of my liking- color and all!!! This shall make my early mornings much more interesting.

August 28, 2008, 11:01 pm
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If you could only know how guilty I have felt not being able to update you on my extraordinarily fascinating life! I feel like I have abandoned each and every one of you for the last week or so due to the recent business of everything. Well, I am back and I have a few things to share (and a lot that I can’t say- but really really want to!)

Let’s do a recap of the last couple of days:

  • Friday: Move in day! Whahoo! I woke up at the norm: 8:30 and got ready like any other day. Mom eventually asked me to get moving. We packed everything that I had been hoarding in my room into the minivan and left for college. 2 hours later we’re in town and having lunch at Wendy’s. We met a retired prof. there… I think I’ve told you about this already! Anyways- I am going to try out his church this Sunday. After lunch we got checked in and all then worked on moving stuff in. Lots of stuff- but not as much as some people (omgosh!)
  • Saturday: Hung out with friends and moved stuff around. Just a very boring day in general. Well, I guess I did go to a church BBQ. It was small and we played some cool games… I feel like I’ve told you this already too! … but I’m too lazy to check.
  • Sunday: Got some meetings to go to. That I can’t tell you about… other than that they seemed to take up my day. Hung out with the roomie. She’s pretty cool (Hi!!!) But there’s kinda a time warp thing that happens when we go places together. It took us 30 minutes to walk to a meeting today. 30- isn’t walking around campus supposed to be easy?
  • Monday: 1st day of classes! Cool beans. Chem 1, Gen Psych, and Spanish 3- all from 10:30-2:20. Chem should be easy for a while. When I took it in h.s. I wanted to be a chemical engineer… not so much anymore, but I still have to take the class. In psych, I sit with at least one of my “co-workers”. By now I have seen about 10 people I went to h.s. with. Went to the book store (BUSY BUSY BUSY!)  tried to read some boring intro chem stuff and fell asleep.
  • Tuesday: After looking through the books that I got yesturday I decided to switch into Spanish 4- because I had already learned everything in Spanish 3 according to the syllabus and book. We ended up in a bit of a crisis though- I dropped down to 11 hours by doing that. We fixed is ASAP though. It’s all good now. This afternoon- since I don’t have classes on Tues and Thurs now (!!!) I went to Best Buy to exchange mi computadora porque the harddrive was bad. (I know- it’s not just me being picky, things are actually wrong with these computers) Cute Best Buy Boy- “CBBB” helped me out.
  • Wednesday: Went to the 1st day of real class and took real notes. I know, isn’t that cool? The Spanish prof talked a million miles an hour in Spanish. I was a bit intimidated at 1st but towards the end of class I was catching about 75-90% of what she said. Her hand motions really helped. I am going to learn SO much in that class- I’m super excited about what all will happen through that class. Oh and saw CBBB while walking to my 2nd class 😉 (haven’t seen gym boy yet 😦 ) By now I thought that I had seen everybody from my h.s. that was coming here…
  • Thursday: I was wrong- I saw 3 or 4 more people I hadn’t seen yet on campus. My roommates are beginning to wonder how many people i know. It’s gotten to the point where the people I’m seeing are like- wow, didn’t know you were coming here!- and the count is probably close to 30 or so… My 2nd day off. Woke up, did exciting stuff, came back, showered, studied, walked 20min to get my bike pass, walked 15min back. Studied, Went to A’s room with my suitemate. Then we went to lunch. I came back to A’s place and studied. Then M showed up- it’s her room too. We grabbed AH and went to the Union- where we saw CBBB again 😉 and a guy that looked like Sunshine/ sunnywhoever from Remember the Titans- the longer blonde hair. It was awkward- I looked over in AH’s general direction- eye contact, awkward! looked away-looked back to see what AH was doing- eye contact. Ok my story is done. I gotta go grab dinner, study, and do laundry/read. Then I will probably watch TV in the study room 2 doors down the hall- cuz it has cable. yeah, yeah.

It came and went
August 23, 2008, 4:07 am
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I woke up this morning and lazily got ready for my day. I did the usual and then added the finishing touches to my packing toward the end of my routine. At about 10, we left the house. Mom was with me, Dad was driving the minivan with all of my stuff in it. two hours later, we’re in *edited out*. First stop:lunch.

We went to wendy’s. I got my fav: southwest taco salad. it’s got chili in it! While in line we met a retired professor. Dr. L. He was very nice. We talked about his car ( and ’34 ford- since we saw him driving it) and about him working on his new house. We talked a bit about me. (it was a long line) Then, what caught me off guard: since his new house is by the boathouse, he said to just drop on by his house any time- just to say hi. This is part of why I chose *edited out* . People are much friendlier over here.

Even people that are not from the area are nice. When I was checking in with my RA, a kid from h.s. walked up to me and asked if I needed any help unloading stuff. We knew each other- but never really talked much the past 4 years.

So it’s now 1 o’clock. We worked on moving my stuff in. (and i got my id card from the union somewhere in there) It took quite a while. But everything fits!

We make a walmart run. get some stuff. get back. tell my parents bye. no tears. put sutff away. have some spaghetti-o’s (with meatballs!) and a banana- separate, of course. put some more stuff away. called a friend. interupted her prayer meeting- sorry. got ready. went out for a bite. came back. made plans for tomorrow… all day tomorrow. realized that someone forgot to lock the door. turned the laptop on. spent an hour trying to get *edited out* to realize my computer was safe. now im here trying to hurry things up.

i have plenty of pictures. you’ll see some soon. maybe tomorrow. maybe in 5 years. (when i’m outta here?!)