Tuesday, March 31, 2009

updated plans.


Here is what my schedule looks like after my advising class.  The purple history class is a class on the Vietnam war, and the blue CSOC class is called cultural anthropology. I will be getting my humanities and my science cores out of the way. I ate some pizza and it was delish. I'm going to have some more roommate time tonight with Madie and possible other Maddie. It should be quite nice. :D

hey mom, remember that one time...





hey mom, remember that one time I made you laugh really hard because I wouldn't stop singing Somebody to Love with George Michael by Queen? Well, this habit has made a reappearance with not only that song but, I Want to Break Free. I thought you should know! <3


Sunday, March 29, 2009

the plan: fall 2009

This is the plan, currently for next fall. This plus martial arts in the evening. It should be okay I think. :D

Friday, March 27, 2009

spring fever...


I think I might be getting spring fever. I just can't wait for warmth to arrive. I've been spending a lot of time listening to Death Cab for Cutie, thinking about the summer, painting, and being generally moody. I think it comes with the rain.

I'm feeling restless. I want to go somewhere. I want to do something. I want to have an adventure and I want to have change. I feel like it is a very typical college feeling though. I'm just being... well... restless.

I also feel silly writing about my own development, but I'm going to post what I had to write for you Mom, because I thought you might like to read some of what I wrote about the boring details of myself. :D

"My prenatal development was simple and healthy. My parents were both medically healthy and living together. They were financially stable and besides some minor stress that my mom went through such as homesickness, working night-shifts, and caring for a toddler, their lives were uncomplicated and fairly trouble free. My mother had few worries about my development, besides being 37 and therefore having “advanced maternal age.” Her worries were limited to those brought about by the abnormalities she saw in babies at her job as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse. My sister’s birth and infant years had been normal, giving her confidence that I would be the same.

            Most parts of my early infant temperament have not carried through to my current temperament. I was always easy going and laid-back as a baby, sleeping through the night in my own room at a week of age. Even when suffering from Pyloricstenosis, I would be fed when I asked for it, eat well and sleep well. After surgery, I still slept alone in a Moses basket at the foot of my parents’ bed. I also continued to sleep through the night. Social referencing wasn’t a skill my parents recalled me using a lot. I tended to do what I wanted without looking for guidance. Learning to blow kisses around the age of nine months was one of the few examples of this that my parents could remember. I also learned to crawl around 9 months and soon became apt to climb anything I could get my hands on or around. Stranger wariness is another thing typical of infants that I never exhibited."

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are...


I nearly cried just watching the preview. It looks beautiful. Madie and I are going to see it the moment it premiers. It makes me want to stand on a beach and howl and be a wild thing.

you were like a walking compliment: tall in stature and exceptionally read.







More class, more work. There hasn't been much excitement on my end of things. My anticipation of the summer has gone up. I'm headed back to Great Falls because the application for the campus job was due yesterday and needed letters of recommendation. I'm not too heartbroken (although Dad is). I'm excited. I have goals. I have stuff I want to do. Yaaaaay me!

Monday, March 23, 2009

back to the grind...

I'm headed back to class today. I'm a little excited. I'm a fan of learning sometimes. I'm sure I'll be complaining about it in mere days, but for now, I'm happy. Here is a photo of Mom in west Seattle, taking a photo of downtown Seattle. She's so brightly coloured. :D

I'll perhaps post later, if I have time or any ideas or anything to write about after class. <3

Sunday, March 22, 2009

boats and birds.

If you'll be my star,
I'll be your sky.
You can hide underneath me
and come out at night.

When I turn jet black
and you show off your light
I live you let you shine
I live you let you shine.

And you can skyrocket away from me,
and never come back if you find another galaxy
far from here,
with more room to fly,
 just leave me your stardust
to remember you by.

If you'll be my boat,
I'll be your sea.
A depth of pure blue just to probe curiosity
ebbing and flowing and pushed by a breeze.
I live to make you free.

I live to make you free.

But you can set sail to the west
if you want to.
Past the horizon, 
where I can't even see you
far from here
where the beaches are wide.

Just leave me your wake to remember you by.


if you be my star
I'll be your sky
you can hide underneath me and come out at night
when I turn jet black and you show off your light
I live to let you shine
I live to let you shine

but you can skyrocket away from me
and never come back if you find another galaxy
far from here with more room to fly
just leave me your stardust to remember you by
stardust to remember you by

Boats and Birds by Gregory and the Hawk

Saturday, March 21, 2009

beached.






A few pictures taken by myself of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, and a few taken by the parents! They've gone home and I'm diligently working on birthday presents/a very silly paper. Mom and Dad are home so I don't have to worry any more. I start school on Monday, and I'm pretty excited. Then Mariska is coming for the weekend. I'm going to go back to hanging out, working on shiz, and watching the OC with Serena. I'll post more photos later. <3 

Friday, March 20, 2009

spring break/tea time.



This has been the most wonderful spring break. Mom and Dad came to visit and it really has been an amazing few days! We've explored Tacoma and went in to Seattle for a day too! In West Seattle in a great shop, Mom and I found these reasonably priced Teacups and Teapots. I immediately fell in love and Mom spoiled me and bought me a pot and a cup-and-saucer pair. I am now enjoying a cuppa Tetley to help ease my separation anxiety on being left once more at my dorm. I'm excited for school to start again, and for Mariska to come at the end of the week. There are many many photos of their visit to follow this post. Thanks for coming to see me Mom and Dad! I'll let you know what is up for the summer as soon as I figure it out for myself.




Tuesday, March 17, 2009

les éléphants





For some reason, I've been finding a lot of inspiration in elephants. I've been painting them, drawing them, doodling them, embroidering them. I have no idea where it came from: perhaps my thoughts of going to Cameroon for study abroad. If the pope can go there, why shouldn't I?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spring Break...


So far my break has been far from springy. I've done nothing but clean and watch movies. I needed a major spring cleaning, however, so it is probably best this way. I finished all of my laundry, colour organized my closet, and cleaned off my floor. Once I finish with that and clean my desk and shelves, I'm even going to vaccuum. I know, gasp. Mom and Dad will be here in a few days though. Tomorrow is devoted to cleaning some more and watching movies and my new favorite show, the Tudors (as well as Dollhouse but I watched all the episodes). And then Monday, hopefully I can go out exploring, maybe even head across the water to Gig Harbor and hang out with the rich people for a day ;) .

The photo is of the embroidery I did on this great bag for Kirsten's birthday. It took a long time (sorry kirsten) for it to get done, but in the end it turned out great! The flowers are freehand, and they are done in purple because that is Kirsten's favorite colour and I couldn't find a purple bag, so I bought this bright blue one instead.

I have some pictures coming of the tee-shirt I embroidered for my friend Rachel. It has elephants. I'm very proud of it, and the embroidery is in high demand now that everyone can see what I can do. I might even start charging for it, you never know.

I'm considering making a sock animal. I'm also considering going to bed. I just don't know what I'm going to do. However, indecision such as this is becoming quite a problem in my day to day life. I don't know what I want to do, and I can not STAND being pressured about it, it only stressed me out and adds anxiety to my already uptight plate. I'm looking at three options for the summer, one is far far less likely unless Shannon or Mariska could get a job at it too. The other two are equally as appealing and equally as possible. I know I don't have to decide this second, or even this week, but it is always there at the back of my head. Not only that but classes. I have to start thinking about what I want to major in, I have to decide what kind of classes I want to take. I'm thinking maybe a double major in Psychology and Comparative Sociology. A minor in French is also looking very very possible right now just because I will more than likely have enough credits to do it.

We'll see. I'm going to try to keep busy by myself and keep my mind off it. I suppose I'll see what else in my life can be colour coded like my closet. Perhaps my books or shoes.  As I said, we shall see.

<3

Friday, March 13, 2009

Midterms are over.





Thank goodness. Here are a few photos that happened throughout the week while procrastinating. I'm glad it is spring break. I need some time to sit and think as well as clean and watch the movies I checked out from the library. I'm trying to figure out a lot of things for this summer, for next year, for my life, and it is quite stressful to have on top of 98739874 papers to write. Mom and Dad are sick, but will be here in a few days. I'm quite excited.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

dearest parents...


Dear parents,

My pancake cravings have returned. We should go to IHOP while you are visiting. I fricken love that place. Thank you for understanding.

Love,
Your Darlingest Daughter. <3

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring Break...


It is coming. And I want this to be me. I hope your hotel has a pool Mom and Dad. :D

Monday, March 9, 2009

out of my window...




The weather has been completely schizo the past couple days. Hopefully it gets the snow out of its system soon. It is supposed to be sunny and 50 degrees by the weekend, so it looks promising. Madie was at her Grandma's last night and it took her 2 hours to get back to school (on an hour drive) because everyone just goes insane and forgets the rules of the road if it snows. It is starting to get sunny and I'm sure it will melt soon. I hope you guys in the fridgid subzero tundra have as good of luck. <3

Friday, March 6, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!










As an homage to Mom's birthday, I've decided to post pictures of fabulous cupcakes. After that I'm going to try and get some work done, and if I get some done, I'm going to reward myself with a fun and amusing evening. If not, I will be in working this evening.