I’m Ahead Of The Game

August 18, 2010 at 4:53 pm (Things I like) (, , )

I just stumbled onto a website that showed a yogurt container with a lid designed to be a spoon.  You can see it here.  Now I feel all cool and stuff because I’ve been folding my yogurt lids into spoons for a long time.  I should be selling these awesome ideas and getting rich!

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Mrow

February 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm (Pets, Things I like) (, , , )

So HOLY COW it’s been a long time since I’ve written.  I don’t really have an excuse except that I got busy over the summer and got out of the habit of writing. Sorry about that.  Anyways, my family has three cats living with us at the moment.  Two are my older sister’s and we’re caring for them until she can find an apartment where they allow cats.  My little sister’s cat, Stria (meaning stripes in Italian), is just a goofy, playful kitten.  She’s probably the cutest cat I’ve seen in a long time.  Her full name is Strias D’Argenta, meaning Stripes of Silver, and she has the prettiest green eyes.  The other two cats, Trudy and Stinky (because she sleeps in the litterbox), are older.  Trudy has short hair and has asymmetrical white marking on her face and underside.  Stinky has long fur and is completely black.  She’s also gained quite a bit of weight since coming here.  So the older cats aren’t as energetic, and when Stria tries to play with them, they hiss and run away, but they don’t ever hurt Stria.  I think this is going to teach Stria that it doesn’t matter when a cat hisses, they’re just being grumpy or something.  Trudy also hates being picked up, cuddling, and having her back stroked.  She’s quite the antisocial cat.  Stinky loves attention but doesn’t like being held.  She’ll push away from you with her front paws…not struggling, just keeping distance between you.  Stria, on the other hand, loves attention of any kind.  She likes to ride around draped over your shoulder so she can hit you in the face with her tail.  She’s also very boisterous.  She’ll take off running around the house for no reason, chasing pieces of paper, or wads of Stinky’s hair.  Stinky never does anything like that, and the only time I’ve seen Trudy get excited was when I pointed my flashlight at the floor.  She goes crazy over light.  She was chasing it up the wall and under the couch.  My sister said that at her old place, she had these sun-catchers in the kitchen, and every morning she’d wake up to Trudy sprinting around the kitchen trying to catch the little rainbows.  Well, those are the cats.  I’ll probably update with cute antics and whatnot, and maybe if you’re lucky, pics!

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More Strange People

October 20, 2009 at 2:58 pm (Annoyances, Misc.) (, , , , , , )

I really really hate salespeople.  Over the weekend, my phone randomly stopped charging, both on my car charger and my wall charger.  So, I grabbed both chargers and my phone and headed to the Verison store.  I showed the phone to the lady at the store, and she told me either to buy a new phone (200 bucks or more) or get a replacement phone (50 bucks.)  I decided to think about it some more and got some chinese food.  I was examining my phone when I noticed that some of the tiny metal prongs in the charger thing were bent up.  So, I took my plastic fork and gently pushed them back.  I ran outside with my car charger to see if it would work, and it did.  Yay me!

I absolutely hate it when people are like, no, you need to get a new one, the old one is broken.  Haven’t people ever heard of repairing stuff?

This has happened before, too.  I took a fitness class in college, and I was required to buy a heart rate moniter.  Not wanting to spend 100 dollars for a new one, I borrowed my friend’s.  I get to class, and for some reason, it won’t work.  The instructor says I need to buy a new one, but I’m  a poor college student, I don’t have 100 bucks lying around!  So I take it to my boyfriend and he figures out that it’s a dead battery, and also how to take the back off to replace it.  I get a normal watch battery (5 dollars) and TA DA!  Moniter is fixed.

The moral of the story, kids, is if it’s broken, there’s no harm in trying to fix it.

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Sweet, Delicious Goodness

October 15, 2009 at 5:33 pm (Food, Things I like) (, , , , )

I have found my new ultimate favorite coffee drink.  Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Coolatta with Hazelnut flavoring.

Delicious!

Delicious!

It’s delicious.  I love Dunkin’ Donuts so much, I haven’t found a coffee shop with better coffee.  I love my coffee cold, and Starbucks’s drinks are much smaller than DD’s.  Plus, their frap isn’t ground up as finely, so I end up with a cup full of ice at the end.  I love Starbucks ice cream though, it’s so much better than their coffee.  I have to be careful though, or all my spare money will go into coffee and a donut.  There’s a Dunkin’ Donuts just down the road from my school, and it’s in the same plaza as this awesome thrift store, so I’m pretty much screwed.  Oh, well, I’ll be happy and caffeinated until I go broke!

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Snakes and Dreams

October 14, 2009 at 2:10 am (Annoyances, Dreams) (, , , )

I am absolutely terrified of snakes.  It goes beyond the normal, ew it’s a snake kind of reaction a lot of people have.  I am reduced to a crying, screaming, RUNNING little girl when I see even the smallest, most harmless snake.  I’m shuddering just thinking about snakes.  But anyways, I’ve been having this really strange reoccuring nightmare about snakes lately.  In the dream, I open the refridgerator door, and there’s a hole in the bottom.  Through the hole appears a snake.  In one dream, the snake killed my cat.  In another, it went out onto the porch, and when I followed it, the whole porch was writhing with snakes.  In the latest one, a small snake bit me on the finger and wouldn’t let go.  I woke my boyfriend up screaming with that one.  So if anyone has any skill with interperating dreams, let me know what you think this means…

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I Hate Driving

October 8, 2009 at 8:48 pm (Annoyances, Health) (, , , , , , )

Well, no, actually I love driving.  I just hate driving in wind storms.  You see, I drive a Chevy Tracker, which is basically the smallest, cutest little SUV ever.  But, it’s wicked light and fairly tall, so the wind catches it like a sail and pushes me across the road.  I was almost late for class yesterday because I had to go 55 so I didn’t run into anyone.  This is my car (her name is Sadie):

In the summer it’s wonderful because of the soft top and the roof that folds back, but I’m scared about driving in the winter, when the roads are slicked with ice.  I’ve only had her a few months, and so far I’ve loved her, but yesterday was kind of scary.

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My Hairclip

October 8, 2009 at 8:40 pm (Clothing, Things I like)

I just got a new hair clip, and I think I’m in love.  It’s called an Octopus Clip, and it looks like an octopus.  Well, when it’s open it looks like a spider.  I think Spideyclip would have been a cooler name but whatever.  My hair is kinda “flyaway” so normal clips don’t work very well in it, but this one has been in since this morning and hasn’t moved!

I know these are nothing new but I only recently tried them out and I like it a lot.

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Mmmm, Rum…

October 7, 2009 at 1:13 am (Things I like) (, , , )

I have decided that I like rum.  151 to be exact.  I love that feeling in my stomach when it hits, it feels like a lovely fiery warmth spreading from my stomach out.  I have come to the conclusion that it tastes good mixed with fruit drinks…I didn’t like it with cola very much.  The sweeter the drink is, the better it tastes, because 151 has a bite.

Good stuff!

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Strange People…

September 30, 2009 at 12:47 am (Annoyances) (, , , )

There’s a mother/daughter duo who are in my Environmental Geology class, and I have decided that I don’t like them.  See, I like to crochet in class because if I don’t have something to do with my hands, I have trouble concentrating.  Well, four classes into the semester, I come into the classroom to see them sitting in my spot.  We don’t have assigned seating but it’s generally understood that after the second class, the seats don’t change.  The room is set up with two rows of tables and chairs, and a few people sit at the first row of lab tables in the back.  I had been sitting in the second row of tables.  I’m super confused because there are a lot of other empty seats to sit in, but I take a seat in the front row and pull out my crocheting like usual.  The mother leans forward and says “Would it be ok with you if I asked you not to do that in class?  It’s really distracting.”  First off, what kind of question is that?  You can as me anything you want, you just may not like the answer.  Secondly,she moved into my seat and I moved to accomodate her and her daughter.  If I’m doing something that’s bothering you, by all means, move…just not into my seat.  There were a few seats beside me and even more in the front row that were vacant.  So now I’m stuck sitting behind them, at the lab tables, which have these awful, backless stools.  To make the situation even more peachy, the mother comes in the next time class meets and says “I’m sorry if I was a little harsh but it really is annoying.”  Then, the daughter flips her hair and says in an amazingly obnoxious voice, “Yeah, I’ve very easily distracted *giggle*”  Of course, I was all like “It’s fine, it’s understandable” but I really just wanted to stab her in the eye with my crochet hook.  Now that I’m sitting behind them, however, I can see that they really take the cake.  They don’t pay attention to the professor anyways.  They pass little notes and the daughter giggles constantly (which is way more distracting and disruptive than crocheting), and the daughter is texting half the time.  The mom has this little battery powered fan that’s on constantly and emits a high pitched whine.  At the moment’ the daughter is inspecting her hair for split ends and the mother is crunching on a Butterfingers bar.  Even the way they look is annoying.  The daughter is so skinny that all I want to do is take her home and force feed her bacon and brownies.  The mom wears long sleeved shirts and then complains about it being hot (hence the fan).  She also has “skunk hair” (dark hair with these weird blond polka dots).  My boyfriend took this class last semester and he said they were in his class too.  Somehow, they managed to fail this class…which I could pass using mostly knowledge I gathered in 10th grade Earth Science.  And holy crap, the daughter just called Yellowstone National Park “Yogi Bear Park.”  I’ll keep you updated about their antics, there should be some good ones.

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I Just Realized Something Awful…

September 28, 2009 at 4:56 pm (Health)

I just realized something awful.  I have mild acid reflux, so I generally stay away from citric fruits and spicy foods, but I just glanced at my coffee cup (which happens to be holding my third serving of coffee for today) and it popped into my head that coffee is acidic.  So I went and looked up coffee + acid reflux and to my horror and dismay, coffee aggravates the symptoms of acid reflux!  I drink an ungodly amount of coffee on a daily basis, so this is really awful news for me.  I also drink quite a bit of tea, maybe two cups a day, usually before bedtime, and THIS IS BAD TOO! T_T  Maybe I’ll just start living off Tums or something, I don’t think I can give up my tea and coffee.  It’s like a security blanket, if I don’t have a mug in my hand I feel naked and alone.

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