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Sunday, May 30, 2010

I don't normally talk to strangers.

But Katelyn and I got stopped in (a crowded area of) the mall today by two guys who said they were communications majors and needed help with a class project,

and the communications major in me felt sympathy for them, and we decided to stop and answer their questions.

They turned out, however, to be little more than SketchFest 2010 on a quest to sell us some lame-o magazines.

They majorly ticked off Katelyn and me in their attempt to make a sale. 

I couldn't help thinking that they must have skipped a bunch of key communications classes
because these guys knew zilch about demographics, public relations,
and, oh, basic human decency. 

Just saying.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Kirsten's 21st!

Kirsten, girl, today's the day
that you turn 21.
So glad I got to know you this year
'cause you are loads of fun!

You are the most adorable creature
to grace our planet world.
I still appreciate that time that you
made my hair all curled.

There was also that time we took a finals week trip
to the heavenly place they call Sonic
to indulge ourselves with Coca-Cola
because our need for it is chronic.

It hurts my heart when I think how much
college passed before we were friends.
But next year we're totally making up for lost time
and hanging out like on it our life depends.

That was totally grammatically incorrect;
I beg you, dear, to forgive me.
I wish we were together right now
 watching The Bachelor or maybe Glee!

So that is the poem to you from me.
I now must bid you adieu.
Thank you for being so lovely and kind
and brightening every room you walk into!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

You need to know

that Anne Taylor Loft
(i.e. retailer of all that is stylish and lovely)
is having a crazy sale!

Here are just a few examples for you:

Dress: $25

Top: $15

Shorts: $25

Tank: $15

I know, right!?
Hurry because I'm receiving mixed messages about how long the sale is lasting!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Please excuse the Papyrus.

The graphic designer in me is crying. Other than that, this vid is worth watching.

"Sunday's Coming" Movie Trailer from North Point Media.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Remember when I lost my voice last summer?

Yeah, I lost it again.

So goes working with small children, I suppose.
I began work last Monday, and I was sick by that Wednesday, just two days later!
I started feeling better fairly quickly, but by this Tuesday, I had lost my voice anyway.


I documented it last night so that you could hear what I sound don't sound like.

Do you know how insane it is to try to keep small children under control when they can't hear you?

Let me tell you.

Super insane.

You know what else is hard to do when you don't have a voice?

Laugh – but my little kiddies keep me giggling all day anyway.

All my favorite quotes from the week came from one girl, a precious little blonde 3-year-old.
(Wish I could post pics of my cute kids for you guys, buuut that would be super sketchy.)

Me: What kind of animals fly?
Another 3-year-old: Birds!
PLB3YO: Yeah, birds! And reindeers!

(while looking for a specific baby doll)
PLB3YO: Where did that naked baby go?

(upon seeing a truck in the parking lot)
PLB3YO: It's a truck! For boys! A boy could go in that!

(while she was sitting in my lap and playing with my hands)
PLB3YO: I like your thumbs!

(later while we were watching The Little Mermaid)
PLB3YO: Are men allergic to mermaids?

Gaaa;lkjasdf! She's just too cute to handle.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Happy birthday, Lauren John,
I hope you strap your seatbelt on

because we're about to spend some time
on the roller-coaster called, "It's your birthday, so I'll attempt to rhyme."

You are loveliest girl from the Carolina to the north.
When you sing, glorious notes burst forth.

Your Spanish is muy bonita, también.
(As are your artwork and your pearly white grin.)

You always bring sunshine when you come into the unit
with your nail polish, tiny computer, and hilarious wit.

I wish we were together this very day
watching The Bachelor and/or being goof-ay.

I'm glad you switched your major again.
(Probably somewhere in the Bible it says accounting is a sin.)

So happy we got put in the same suite as freshies all those years ago.
Can't wait to live with you again, just a couple months to go!

And on today, the 21st anniversary of the day of your birth,
I'm so grateful for all you bring to this earth.

You are beautiful and smart and funny, too.
College – and the world in general – would be way boring-er without you!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I went to the Gap today.

And while I was there,

that couple from that American Gothic painting

and Opie from The Andy Griffith Show

and Ellen DeGeneres

and various members of the Duggars Waltons

all called
to say they wanted their clothes back.

Talk about underwhelmed by this season's selection.

*Why, yes, I did whip out my phone in the store to snap photos of these fashion disasters for your future blog-reading pleasure.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Awkward Turtle

Have you ever gotten stuck in a situation that is just so painfully awkward

that all you can think is

Wow, I must be the most awkward person on the planet,


and you just kind of want to liquify and slide away on the floor like Alex Mack?

That happened to me yesterday. Twice.
[The painfully awkward situations, not the Alex Mack transformation. (Unfortunately.)]

Gaaaaah. What are you even supposed to do in those situations?

p.s. I wish my awkward looked as elegant and dreamy as Jane and Bingley's.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Well, hello, summer.

{Preface: As of yesterday,
I am 21 and a senior in college.
WHAT!? When did this happen?
Oh, that's right, yesterday.}

Today my parents and sister and I made the ridiculous decision to try to get two girls home from college in one trip.

Want to know how many carloads we actually ended up with?


Want to know what our living room looks like now?

Whoa, whoa, whoa. . . I think we need another angle on that.

Uh, yeah, and both our bedrooms are full, too.

But here's to the beginning of summer!
To living close enough to Asbury that we can take three carloads if we need to!
To figuring out how to get all this stuff back into my room!
To the fact that half my school girlies are staying in the greater Lex area!
To the fact that Eastern also got out today and Western gets out next week, so I'll be seeing some home girlies soon, too!
To going to graduation and a wedding this weekend (i.e. not having had to say too many goodbyes yet)!
To the fact that my legs withheld all the stairways and heavy loads of moving out of a dorm about 3x better than they did last year! (I know, right!?)

{Postscript: I may be 21
and a college senior. But I am
secretly still a little kid. For example,
I wrote this blog while listening
to Justin Bieber. It's love.}

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Finals week

kind of makes me want to jump off a building. Is that bad to say?

My brother talks sometimes about bad ideas that caught on for no reason.
I feel like finals week is an example.


Isn't there a better way to find out what we learned during the semester than to give us several huge exams in rapid succession during the warmest days of the school year, when our brains are most fried, and when all we want to do is to hang out with the friends who are about to graduate and/or leave for the next few months?

My Finals Week Poem
Memorize, regurgitate,
analyze, criticize, elaborate,
worry that I'll wake up late

Essays, true/false, multiple choice
Practice Spanish till I lose my voice

Flash cards, highlighters,
notes and notes and notes,
memorize more Plato quotes

Slam my head against a wall
one time, two times, that is all

Finals are designed to kill
If studying doesn't do me in,
the exams surely will

Off I go to study some more (i.e. to further fry my brain).
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