Thursday, February 28, 2008


I feel so loved. It's great. All these years of pretending it wasn't my birthday. What was I thinking? Becca and Katy introduced me to birthday week and it was awesome! Now I know what it means to be showered in gifts. Katy gave me some awesome new threads that have added some much needed variety to my wardrobe. Until a few days ago I never realized that I don't own a single green T-shirt. I do now! And it has a slogan that makes you think. Greg and Karen got me a hip cool cardigan. Alan got me the super magnets I've been playing with. Hannah got me some candy, go-fish cards, etc. . Becca went all out. She's amazing. She got me new scriptures so that I can be spiritual enough for her :) , and a bathrobe that isn't too short for me. My favorite gift this year was the book that Becca made for me. It's the coolest thing this side of Jupiter. It tells the story of how we met and fell in love; complete with pictures, blogs, journal entries, emails, g-chats, and facebook messages. It's so cool to have a hard copy of these memories. That's a problem with this digital age. You have to pull out a computer and plug it into a wall just to relive some cherished memories. Thank you everyone for all the awesome gifts. There is a lot more I could say about five buck pizza, a cake party, delicious frosting and many other birthday treats, but I should be packing and getting ready to go to California. Oh... and if I've forgotten to mention a gift, I'm sorry. I'm just in a hurry. Peace.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Kids Again

We were kids with a car. Alan, Amanda, Becca, and I had an evening of playing video games, eating frosting, eating happy meals, and eating 20lbs of candy. It was great fun until it was time to go to bed and my childhood came back to bite me. So much sugar. So..much...sugar. The frosting turned out great. I'm excited for my birthday this year. That's rare. I'm excited to see what Becca got me. I want so many things right now! I want to see Becca's dress, I want to wear my ring, I want to go to California and register, I want get married, I want to know what Becca and Katy got me for my birthday, I want to graduate! The anticipation is killing me, but I'm glad to say that in a week I'll have three of the above and in less than three months I'll have the rest.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Did I swallow acid?

What is up with my throat? It's on fire. I had a chemistry lab today where I was supposed to identify an unknown chemical. How do you identify an unknown chemical? You taste if of course! How was I supposed to know any better. Seriously, I'm getting sick. I felt a little feverish today and my throat just gets worse and worse. At least tomorrow is Friday. No work. Oh yeah. Feels good. Sometime I should take a picture of our lamp that is magnet-ed to the ceiling. It is a work of art. Oh yeah, and I want to dedicate this post to Brooklyn. I've never been there, but I feel like I should go someday. Any ideas of cool things to do in Brooklyn? Places to go? Things to see? Alright, it's time for some more throat spray.

A thought from Thaddeus.

If I'm ever a professor, I'm going to put a stack of papers on my desk and I'm going to say, "okay class, I want everyone to come to the front of the room and take a sheet" every day.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Valentine's Day Week

Valentine's Day was awesome. I've always wanted to dip an Olive Garden breadstick in Chili's salsa, and Thursday I got the chance. Becca surprised me with all of my favorites. They are listed below.
1. Olive Garden Baked Ziti, Salad, and Breadsticks
2. Chili's Chips and Salsa
3. Arby's Curly Fries and Dr. Pepper
4. Outback Cheesecake
Yesterday was also really cool. I love to shop. One day I'll go shopping and actually buy something. Today we rearranged the furniture. Not everyone is happy with it. It's not ideal, but it's the best idea we can come up with. It's hard to fit two full size couches, a loveseat, entertainment center, drums, two end tables, a coffee table, and a piano in a college apartment. I can't wait to know where me and Becca are going to live. Then we can set up the floor plan and figure out what furniture we can have and how we can decorate. I was so close to getting an apartment in Wymount, but it slipped through my fingers and went the way of all the Earth. I'll keep checking. Wymount seems a little cliche, but it is the cheapest and closest thing around.

I'm blogging on location in the kitchen right now. Everyone is playing Werewolves in the living room. There are too many people for me. At least more people are paying attention this round.

Tomorrow there isn't any school and I get paid time and a half. I love presidents.

Why must I vote for McCain?
It fills my very soul with pain
I'd rather drown in acid rain
Or floss my teeth with a rusty chain

How could I vote for Obama?
It's scary that he rhymes with Osama
But cool that he rhymes with llama
And neutral that he rhymes with comma

How could I vote for Hillary Clinton?
She's dumb.
And stupid.
and related to Bill Clinton

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Weekend of Wedding Planning

Becca's family came into town for a weekend jam packed with wedding preparation. I missed most of it due to work, but I was there for the wedding invitations. Wow. I had no idea it was so complicated. I imagined going to the local Halmark store and picking some cards that play Bon Jovi when you open them. That's how I get cards for anything else. But with wedding invitations there's so much etiquette involved. I had no idea what I was looking at most of the time, but I'm happy with the final product. The next exciting things for me are finding a place to live, and taking engagement photos. That's gonna be fun. I'm glad Becca's family is so awesome. I really lucked out. I'll never have to worry about a stressful visit by in-laws that I don't get along with. I imagine that it's going to make my life so much easier.

Now it's back to school and back to work. My boss was fired and now there's some new guy in charge. My best guess is that work will be more stressful, but there will be better benefits and possibly even better pay. I have to work Saturdays now too. It was really nice when saturdays were optional, but at least I'll have a night off during the week now.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Goodbye Ruby January

I'm so glad it's February, but so sad it's not April or May. I'm very sleep deprived. I've been doing homework the past several hours. I need sleep, but the weekend is over. So busy. No time. Work at Platinum Protection has been going pretty good actually. I don't feel like I'm any good at what I'm doing, but I just hope that's only because I'm new and am not used to it. I figured out that I'll be getting back a good solid 970 dollars back from the federal government. With the elections coming up, I'll vote for the guy who can get me a full 1000 back next year. I need to do my state taxes now, but I have no idea how to. It's a lot more confusing. Maybe I'll go to the free tax help on campus. Okay. That's enough for tonight. Back to work.