Thursday, September 30, 2010

An Indian Birthday

So this weekend I will be skipping my Humanities class to go to Chicago. Why Chicago you ask? Well because I have a birthday to go to. Friends of the family, who are from India, have invited my mother and I to join them for baby #2's birthday.  So I ask you Internet, have you ever been to an Indian birthday?

Now I'm not saying that it will be all bollywood and what not, but there will be some differences. Like, will there be cake? Or do I get some awesome Indian food?  A's parents have come over for Indian so they will be there and I know old neighbors of A and P's will be there as well. So will my mom and i be the only caucasian people there? Am i going to stand out?...

The answer to the later is yes. I always stand out and I cant speak Tamil....shit.


Playlist of the Day:  The Sharpest Lives -- My Chemical Romance
                              Ophelia - L'Arc~en~Ciel
                               Shiro - Yoko Kanno

It's been an awesome day. i made a successful chicken pot pie, played Apples to Apples with the roomies and a new friend and just had an all around good day.

Oh and Internet, please note: I hate the timing on this website. It messes up my post times and dates,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Personal crests and kisses

SO my roommates and I thought that making personal crests was a good idea. Current H is the only one with a crest, a white stag and red and blue shield. I will be making mine tonight and I will be drawing the extra characters on our apartment crest. 

Also, we have discovered the wonders of chocolate kiss fights. the only rule, the tin foil is your only weapons and aiming for the face is manditory.

news: Tomorrow is Wednesday and hopefully my article will be in the paper with one of the pictures I took. *Fingers crossed*

Frankie Update: Frankie, we found out, likes waffles and apples.

Couch coffin

So my roomate H has sandwiched the two fluffy sofa chairs together and is making a bed out of them. Now she had a legitamate bed but wants to sleep on the chairs. I dont know why, but its awesome plus my roommate C is pelting her with a pillow. It is truely one of the funniest things I have every seen.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Maybe not a good idea.

Totally forgot yesterdays blog. Oops.  Anyway, I made fish for dinner tonight which was awesome and turned out tasty and yummy. Also the girls and I made cookies,  a chocolate cake and went to the Mustard Plug concert.   

I had never heard Mustard Plug before but they are pretty good. they remind me of Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake but still I enjoyed seeing people dance like freaks. However I found that every song seemed to have a similar tune. Oh well.

Frankie Update: Frankie and ted are two different groundhogs. We discovered the two of them sitting togther yesterday nibbling on the grass. Frankie has a black tail while Ted had a red tail. Ted, we believe is a girl but Ted just fits so that is her name.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Art Prize and Tardiness

Yes I know I am late in updating. i believe I missed yesterday and a Friday some day back awhile ago. BUT! I have an excuse. I was writing an article for the newspaper, something which even though I would like to do for the rest of my life I have no previous experience with. So I have been totally focused on that and making it the best I can without being too wordy or too dull.

OH and while running through downtown trying to piece together my story I ran into one of the artists. yes I really did. It was quite weird because I had just taken a few pictures of his work and was writing down his name when I hear "Hi! I'm Ben!" The name sign saying Benjamin I figured they were one and the same which was awesome because my friend A had seen him earlier and announced how attracted she was to him.  However I was the only one lagging behind so I got to talk to Ben and explain what I was doing and why I was taking a ton of pictures. He was a really friendly guy who asked my name and what I thought of art Prize, etc. Out of all of the artists I met he was the only one who did not pressure me to vote which will probably win him my vote. :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rain and running

So there is a wicked storm outside right now and I really want to run in it. Perhaps this comes from a primal need to want to run or from a weird want to run through forrests at night. Who really knows?  But I really want to find a group of people and rush through the wodds tromping over everything in our paths.

And now my roommates and I go to run!

Monday, September 20, 2010

No time and maybe ulsers?

So this will be short because I have no time today between interviews for the Saint article, setting up a video screen for Programming Board and attempting to do homework. 

TIMMAH! died. I dont know why but he developed white spots over the weekend and died Sunday evening. He was flushed down the toliet with honors befitting his person (or fishness?)  So I need to go to PetSmart and see why I cant keep a 2cm long fish alive. 

Went to a wedding over the weekend. That was interesting and touching. But more on my views of marriage later.

Frankie update: The girls and I arent really sure if Ted is Frankie or if it might be Frankie's lady love or gentleman love (which would explain the lack of babbies). His mistress bunny was out with him daintily nibbling on the grass around the edge of the foliage.   We found that Frankie/ted enjoy double protien whole bread but are throwing it farther away from the building b/c the girls below us dont like Frankie for some reason.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Admissions and foot ball is borning

Frankie Update: Saw a groundhog today that seemed too skinny to be Frankie, M and I named him ted. Ted is Frankie's unintelligent half-brother from another mother.  If Ted is actually Frankie then Frankie seems to have lost about 5lbs.

Question of the day:    What sport do you hate?

So I have decided to admit to the internet things that would not rightfully utter aloud.

Admission #1   I haven't written  review article in a long time. So long that I am not sure where to even begin, however being the cocky little shit I am I volunteered to do an Art Prize piece due the day after Art Prize starts. Genius right?
Admission#2   American football sucks. its a bunch of guys running around in lycra pants getting a ball from one side of the field to the other. Oh and those guys touch each other in fairly inappropriately during this processes of move the leather ball. I had to sit through the last quarter of a high school football, freezing my ass off tonight and I had to look foreword to was the possibility of someone breaking a leg, or arm, or neck. Sadly this had already happened before I had arrived but I still had hope. 
Admission #3  I missed yesterdays blog.. Oops.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Puppies and other baby animals.

Has anyone noticed that even the coldest person becomes warm and fuzzy when they see a baby animal? The best example I can give follows thusly: I was part of a volunteer group headed to the car which would take us to our volunteer  destination. However as we started to walk a man was walking two puppies. My entire group stopped and collectively cooed "Ohhh Puppies!" and preceded to play with the puppies for 10 minutes. And its not just women who go nuts for the babies, I have seen grown, big buff men stop whatever they are doing and play with puppies. Example, my family had a man redo our desk last year. now this man is fairly burly and gruff but he owns a 3 pound designer dog who commands his heart.

Another fairly entertaining example I have comes from two summers ago. In my hometown there is an excellent Thai food place that does carry-out. My friend K and I had ordered food and were waiting outside with my dog, who for anyone who knows me, is a large, flurry, girly -looking Border Collie named Duran (yes, after the band). While we waited a couple rode up on their huge, black and chrome Harley's. Now I know that bikers can be very nice and kind people but I will admit to being intimidated by the leather clad pair. However as they dismounted they both looked at Duran and smiled the biggest goofiest smiles I have ever seen. The two asked me what breed he was, complimented me on his cleverness (by now Duran had shook both of their hands and "talked" to them) and told me how cool it was that he was named after a rockband.

So lesson of the day is: animals are cute, people love them.

Frankie Update: Frankie is growing in girth. The tubbster has increased in size  (probably due to the foods he gets thrown his way) and the lack of nature predators. Maybe pictures soon???

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Daytime TV

Why is daytime tv so boring?  Today my free time tv choices included a Kevin Bacon movie, an old episode of Supernatural and a a daytime USA show.  None fo these choices were mildly interesting nor held any form of drama or shock value. Now I know that at this time of year most tv viewers are the very old or the very young not yet in school but really? Is it so hard to show reruns of something worth my time to watch.  Hell show some old-school scooby doo episodes or dexter if only for a little while.

Question fo the Day:  Whats your favorite old-school show?

Monday, September 13, 2010


Frankie Update: Frankie seems to be getting pretty fat. The people in the apartments are feeding him everything from lettuce to bread and CheeseItz, probably not a good diet for a groundhog but he's so cute! NO one can resist him. We had some friends over and they cooed over his chubbiness. Also his mistress bunny was out and about. She stood about 10 feet away which having once wanted to be a wildlife biologist I found their proximity very interesting.

Question of the day: When people go off to college why do their relationships change? So far I have two friends who have both broken up with their boyfriends b/c said boyfriends wanted something the girls werent willing to give. Why suddenly after a year of college did these boyfriends need this from their girlfriends?

Friday, September 10, 2010

French Failures and Japanese Handtowels

Today has been pretty F***ing awesome. After a tiring 2 classes (not that many but I am running of 7 hours of sleep and little coffee) I had a French coffee hour with my friend A, who brought her friend G. Both are fluent in French and can comfuse me in less than 5 words. My hope was that coffee hour en francias would help improve my French, well it didnt. My lack of vocab quickly turn the convo into English and to the soccer game. Thats not that aweomse, rather, quite disappointing instead but thats not my point. 
During my pitiful attempts to communicate a proffeseur came over an invited G to the Japanese exchange students farewell party. G being the exceptionally nice person that she is asked if her friend ( A and I could come too).  After the soccer game the three of us joined by my roommate C went to the Moose and observed the party. The food was great and all the students had dressed in their yukatas ( a summer robe that is made of a cotton the tourguide with the group told us). The bright blues, yellows, pinks and white reminded me of somethign out of Memoirs of a Geisha, stereotypical I know but you can bite me. Any who the night continued with the smashing of a watermelon and bingo, a game at which I excel. All in all, despite my shyness and reluctance to admit my bingo I was forced on stage by my friends and was rewarded with a InuHariko, a handtowel with a doggie pattern.    (The internet does not know this but I love dogs. I love my dog the most but dogs in general turn me into a little cooing child)

And now after filling my belly with MorningStar burgers and Reces Pieces  I watch Memoirs of aGeisha with C and A and soon we will watch House of Flying Daggers

Bonne Nuit!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dead Fish

In a previous post I said how I had bought 4 fish, Cartman, Tweak, Butters and TIMMAH!. Well I am sad to inform the internet that Cartman and Tweak have both been pronounced dead. Cartman died sometime during the night, his tiny body bobbing at the bottom of the tank while Tweak's body was discovered an hour ago under the filter. Curiously this is the very spot where I found Cartman.   The cause of death is undetermined but is believed to be the result of cold water.

Question of the Day:   What is the easiest breed  of fish to take care of? BTW Goldfish is not the right answer.

1 minute

Made it to my blog 1 minute before its due. Damn I am really getting lazy with this thing.

Frankie Update:  Saw him eat carrots today. The girls below us threw some out to him however he only ate half then ambled off.

Qofthe day: Is it normal for groundhogs to come out mid day????

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Not having a laptop has really affected my homework production rate.

A few quick thoughts : Do mafia ground hogs eat apples?
What exactly did I sign up to do for Model UN ?
And why do I never have time to blog in peace?

Monday, September 6, 2010

Laziness and Fish

So due to my lack of forethought I am behind  a post. Probably not the best thing to say but my give-a-damn meter is current set to F*** it. Again, not  good. Perhaps rethinking my life choices would be beneficial.....and when I can pencil in a 25th hour in my day I shall do so.

Frankie Update: The little dude was seen today after not being seen much the past week. He is thinner and more jumpy. Hopefully nothing has happen to him while my roommates and I were away. 

PS I got some fish!  4 Neon tetra, jumbo sized according to PetSmart. Their names are Tweak, Butters, Cartman and TIMMAH! due to my strange love for South Park and its vulgarity.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Frankie ideas

So I'm fresh out of Frankie ideas. I have no idea what Frankies next adventure should be so its up to the internet to tell me. Whether its a reader or a random viewer leave me a comment telling me what you want to read. 

Frankie vs AQ Tarzan?
Frankie's Mistress?
Frankie's Family?
Frankie and the Boys???/
Seriously I dont know where the Frankie stuff will go.  Guilde me internet, guide me.
Is 33 minutes too late to make a blog for yesterday ..damnit.  Oh well, busy day and the laptop still isnt working . And another blog today to make up for the 33 minutes of difference. It might not count but at least I will stay on nuber schedule

Stay tuned for more Frankie ..maybe... if I can become inspire enough to write a story for the furball.