Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Here are a few more crew photos. These were taken last Friday. On Fridays we dress up in our brightest craziest clothes. Good times, good times! This morning I'm doing my French homework, and after class today I'm probably going to go Erg a 6K so I have something to measure my progress off of. We'll see though. It might wait until later this week. Love you all! <3

Sunday, October 26, 2008

the team.

This is my team. I'm towards the left. My coach is the one in the hat on the right.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


So here I am. Laying in my bed. Nearly dead. But my regatta went very very well. I had a ton of fun and I really gave it my all. I'm probably going to go to sleep soon, my friends are going to an "animal party," which is basically an early halloween party where you dress up as your favorite animal. I would have gone, but I am exhausted. Here are a few pictures: my AMAZING new lights, the bruises on my foot which are even worse now, and some envelope art! I love you all! <3

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Clean Room.

Here are a few before and after shots of my room last Saturday. The befores are on the top, the afters on the bottom!

Thanks for the lovely package Mom and Kirsten! The cookies are delicious, and I already have the lights up! THey look amazing. I'll post pictures later!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fleet Foxes

My trip to Seattle was absolutely fabulous! We got there yesterday a little after noon, hiked up the hill to Seattle U, and met up with Mariska and Emily! It was really really really ridiculously amazing to see them. We caught up, told each other about our respective adventure over some Vietnamese noodle soup at Pho, and then wandered through the neighborhood on the way back to SU to see their rooms. At SU, of course, we ran into my arch nemesis William, and our mutual hate was apparent. It seems like Ishka and Em are having a great time, and hopefully, they'll get to come visit me next month.

After that, we headed to Andy's house (a beautiful house, a great family, they were so kind to us!) to put our stuff away and then off to the Fleet Foxes concert. We had these insane nosebleed seats so we looked down on the band, but I didn't mind, they were dirt cheap and the sound was great! Amazingly enough, their intricate 5 part harmonies carried through BETTER on stage than on the album. They are magnificent musicians! I bought a shirt, and then we headed to an all night diner, where I had my first pancakes in THREE MONTHS! Good God how I miss pancakes!!!!!!

Today, after leaving Andy's house, we spent the early afternoon downtown. Hannah got her eyebrows waxed, we did a bit of shopping. I got a great day-glo green hoody, because I was forced to throw away my blue hoodie because the zipper broke. We got back to the school a little after 4. It was a spectacular weekend!

I got a few good shots, a few group shots, and one really cute shot of Mariska by accident! I will post the before and afters of the room cleaning later!<3

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

strangely disturbing...

I was watching the communist manifestoon (the communist manifesto set to cartoons) and F.A. Hayek's Road to Serfdom as a review for my IPE class, and I stumbled upon this strangely disturbing cartoon that has been banned from TV. It is based on Mark Twain's unfinished piece Mysterious Stranger. A little food for thought as I continue my studying this evening.

I also need to make note that I changed my song of the week a little early. I found myself obsessed with Muse's Knights of Cydonia after the crew retreat. However, after getting my hands on a copy of Nightmare Revisited (the Nightmare before Christmas soundtrack remade by many artists) I am in LOVE with this song, especially the beginning. I've always loved Polyphonic Spree, but something about this particular song really rocks my world!


Here are a few photos to celebrate autumn! And sadly, I got a runny nose around dinner last night and now I'm full out sick. I'm still taking my vitamins and trying to get better, but honestly, this couldn't have worse timing. I have my French midterm today! Luckily, however, my comm professor cancelled class instead of giving us a midterm. I'm going to try and recover through a hot shower now. Later!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Spokane Floods (part 3).

I'm not going to explain much about these ones. They are from a place called steamboat rock. My class decided to hike to the top of it, and as I couldn't walk the day before, I passed and simply strolled around our campsite and took photos. The whole time, I kept thinking Mom would love this place so much. I went to the most beautiful beach of the river and saw these birds that were smaller than the leaves and made the trees look like they were alive. The very first picture is of my class on top of the rock without me. Haha. Alright. 

Well... midterms are going fine. Crew is going amazing. I had my best erg practice yet yesterday and my best on the water practice today. I learned that most of the team has worked at camp before and that this girl Kathy worked at Girl Scout camp!

I'm loving college. Everything is looking up.