Thursday, November 30, 2006

I'm a Geek!

I am nerdier than 85% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Epi-Pen, Anyone?

It's not often that I see an advertisement that defines my allergy to shellfish oh so well!

Gosh, do I love!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Another phase

I just got back from Disney last night. It was an incredible trip in many different ways. My dad is seriously ill. But, until you spend seven days with someone, day and night, you really don't realize the full extent of it. I am going through so many ups and downs right now it's just crazy. And now I go and change the title of my blog. I'm on this new mission to master French in six months. I took six years of French in high school (seventh through twelfth grade), and I know I can hold my own, but just don't have the confidence. It's my new project. I am a total geek. Each night before bed I complete a chapter in my French grammar book. Yeah. Total geek. My dad lived in Nancy, France, for a year, and would love to return there. You make the connections. I'm not going to be obvious.

As nervous as I was for the commercialization of Disney, I must say there were some incredible restaurants in Disney (Le Cellier and Alfredos (I think!), an Italian restaurant). I also enjoyed shopping. I would have made Katherine proud. I actually ENJOYED and thrived on shopping. I'm the type of person who thrives on finding unique items. I went nuts in Epcot in the Japan area. I even talked long enough to one of the staff so that they gave me the business card for the home office in Tokyo. Yes, I was that excited. I already have a shopping list ready for my mom when she goes back in January. I literally could have dropped a grand there and would have been happy. And I am a TOTAL cheapo. I shop at Marshalls. I will only buy things that I know will last a lifetime (think LL Bean). I scored this beautiful reversable, heavy zip-up sweat-jacket that has cranes on it. Muwahahahaha! No one has it in my town. Muwahahahhahahaha! I'm that type of gal. I have to have things that no one has, so that's why I like shopping at Marshall's. There are usually limited items there. I also found some beautiful barettes made from kimono silk, and then encased in resin. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful for keeping the hair back in that conservative manner.

The whole experience was great. I am exhausted. I became pretty sick from the wicked cold weather. It's only 8:15 right now, and I am exhausted. I hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day!

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Let's be honest. I love being a contradiction. I pretty much dress as if I just stepped out of the Talbot's catalog, occassionally with a European twist thrown in. I'm one of those people who believe in living passionately. By passionately I'm not referring to romance but to having a love of life, and a strong interest in everything. I've been described as intense. I guess it fits.

At l'ecole the students told me that there's a rumor circulating that I've had tattoos removed, per the request of the administration. Muwhahahahaha! This was the result of henna fading on my ankles after the summer. I burst out laughing when the kidlets told me of ths rumor. I just felt oh so "Britney on the cover of US magazine" to think that rumors of me are going through the cafeteria of l'ecole! And me with a tattoo? Ha! Mehndi is about it.

I'm jamming out to RATM at the moment. Very intense music. Music for la gente! Would you expect anything less from me?

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I like you...and I'm avoiding work.

I really want the Sedaris family to adopt me. I can just imagine how hilarious they are in real life. I took "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence" by Amy Sedaris is just a riot. She has a pictorial section of how to put on pantyhose, and pantyhose crafts. You can find a photo of a cold-cut four tiered cake. This is just such an odd-ball, funny book. I love it. Her brother, David, is the writer of "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and "Naked," and is known for his wonderful stories on NPR.

I'm procrastinating on my graduate school application right now. I need to re-apply for the four classes I need to take to finish my Master's in Curriculum and Instruction. Then I get to wear the Master's Hoodie. I'm pretty psyched about that. Woowie! :)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Back Again with LIBRARY THING!

I think I may try to post. I don't know who will find me, or what I'll say. Maybe I'll just say a little bit of t his, and a little bit of that.

In the meantime, go build yourself a library! You don't even need space any more! Oh yes! Go to Library Thing and start listing your books. Of course, you can find me under Volvomom there, too. Isn't that a mighty surprise?