Saturday, September 30, 2006

torgo, you know what to do.

1. What does your MySpace headline mean? My roomate has an action figure that says it. I'm like a Borg. You cannot resist me.

2. Elaborate on your default photo. Me at my friend's birthday party last year.

3. What'd you do last night? Watched Grey's Anatomy with some ladies. Watched Project Runway after the ladies left. Ate a chocolate chip pizza.

4. What is your current relationship status? Single, ready to mingle

5. What are you wearing right now? T-shirt, jeans, sweater, socks, studded belt.

6. What is your current problem? Having to write a long paper for next week. Not a huge deal.

7. What do you love most? These questions are too vague. I need more structure. This answer could be Jesus, cheesecake, or the Princess Bride, depending...

8. Who makes you most happy? Plenty of people make me really happy.

9. Are you musically talented? Um, I used to play the clarinet. And the piano. I can read music if you give me like a minute a note.

10. If you could go back in time, and change one thing, what would you change? I would still play the clarinet. Probably other important stuff, but nothing I can think of or want to share now.

11. If you MUST be an animal for ONE day-what would you be? Horse. I'd just, you know, run around.

12. Ever have a near death experience? No

13. Can you dance? Can _I_ dance? Can a fish swim? Can a bird fly?

14. What's the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now? Theme from the Princess Bride, which I just watched: "come my love, I'll tell you a tale..."

15. Who did you copy and paste this from? Jessy!

16. Name someone with the same b-day as you: No idea.

17. Have you ever egged someone's house? No, but once I helped clean eggs off of someone's car. Don't egg, kids.

18. Have you ever been in a fist fight? No, I am very peaceful

19. Have you ever sung in front of a big audience? By myself, no.

20. What's the first thing you notice about the OPPOSITE sex? If they make faces at babies. If there are no babies around, well, I don't know what to do.

21. What do you usually order from Starbucks? If I go to Starbucks (which I don't usually), I get a White Chocolate Mocha.

22. Do you have a crush on one of your myspace friends? No, but I think most of them are pretty cute.

22. Do you have a crush on someone? I just wrote Johnny Depp my third fan letter of the week. Kidding, people.

23. Ever had a drunken night in Mexico? Never been to Mexico. Never been drunk actually. But...usually I stay up until 11 or 12!

24. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity? When I was a preteen at camp, Keifer Sutherland (I know, I don't get it either. If you squint we maybe look like 2nd cousins). Also, Michelle Pfeiffer.

25. Do you still watch kiddy movies or TV shows? Yes

26. Did you have braces? Nope

27. Are you comfortable with your height? I wish I was a little shorter or most men were a little taller. Actually I'm fine with myself. Taller men is what I would be more comfortable with.

28. Has anyone ever done something for you? Ever? In my life? Yes. Ask a vague question, get a vague answer.

29. Do you know any other languages? Un poquito espanol. Also, working on Greek and Hebrew.

30. What's your favorite smell? Onions cooking? I don't know. Not flowers.

31. How tall are you barefoot? Huge. Gigantic. 5'10"

32. Have you ever smoked heroin? No

33. Do you own a gun? No. Peaceful, remember?

34. Who's your best friend? Myspace Tom

35. What do you think of hot dogs? Competitive eating takes all the fun out of them.

36. What's your favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night

37. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee/Tea

38. Do you do push-ups? Weird. No. But when I was little I used to show off my strength by picking up chairs.

39. Have you ever been out of the country? Yes

40. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? I wear the cross my friend got me in Mexico pretty much every day.

41. Do you like painkillers? This is a stupid question. Yes. Yes, I like painkillers. I like them so much I want to marry them.

42. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
my sparkling wit, breathtaking beauty, and angelic goodness.

43. Do you own a knife? I actually don't think so -- I use my roomates' knives a lot though (kitchen, not like machetes)

44. Do you have A.D.D.? No. And I'm not down with O.P.P., wouldn't like to C.U.P., always talk to the G.O.D. (OK, I'll S.T.O.P.)

45. Middle Name? Marie

46. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? "My head kinda hurts"
"This is taking longer than 15 minutes" "I hope no one comes in and sees me doing a myspace survey"

47. Name the last 3 things you have bought today: stuff for a care package, dinner at the "Golden Angel Pancake House," corn muffin mix for a potluck at church on Sunday

49. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Coffee, water, tea

50. What time did you wake up today? 8:52 AM -- two hours AFTER what my alarm was set for. Whoops.

51. Current worry? getting all my school work done this weekend

52. Current hate? I don't hate, I articulate, congratulate, enunciate, illuminate, refrigerate!

53. Favorite place to be? With fun peeps.

54. Least favorite place to be? & yesterday in stupid Chicago never-moving side street traffic

Thursday, September 28, 2006

cooking from scratch, y'all

so last semester i signed up to get a share in this locally-grown, organic vegetable box and let me just say this:

it is stretching me. i have to find uses for squash, copious amounts of tomatos, leek, kale, all kinds of crazy stuff i would not normally buy.

remember how i was freaking out about the crockpot? yesterday, i made spaghetti sauce from scratch. SCRATCH, people. this is serious.

it turned out well. i simmered away a lot of the sauce because i had the heat up too high, but i made it, and it was good, and cheaper than regular sauce (i think -- in the long run -- maybe not -- the math is too much for my head). and it used wine! crazy.

my roomates made fun of me for my fanatical measuring, and the fact that i was shaking the salt into the teaspoon, as opposed to directly into the sauce. "it says 1 tsp!" i protested, but they just shook their heads at me.

also, i made potato leek soup, which was yummy. this time i'm going to try it with half and half instead of heavy whipping cream so i don't gain a bajillion pounds just by looking at it.

also, i have three little squashes that a friend recommended i make squash ravioli with. i'm a little hesitant but i may try it this weekend. stay tuned.

Friday, September 22, 2006

procrastination. it's what i do.

today i had a meeting with my thesis advisor about my thesis. i had read some before, and although i had thought and thought and thought, i would open my computer, stare at the little blinking cursor on the blank, blank screen, shrug, and start surfing the net. i met with him at 8:30 this morning. i typed the last line of my full proposal (basic idea, because i know you want to know: a theology of motherhood that is informed by and beneficial to mothers in the inner city) at 8:11.

my stuff gets done. it always gets done. i have never turned in an assignment late (without permission at least, but even then it's rare). i just am INCAPABLE of starting anything early. i thought before that i WAS capable, i just didn't want to, but now i actually think i am quite literally incapable. literally in the authentic sense, not in the "she was literally 3 times my height!" sense.

this may not bode well for a 100 page paper, or, as my advisor put it, "a small book"

Thursday, September 21, 2006

the thing about blogging once you've abandoned your blog for a while is there's all this angst attached to it. like, do i apologize profusely? do i pretend like nothing happened? do i lie and say i tried to blog but my computer's been funny and i couldn't get through and didn't you get my voicemail? huh. weird. i swear i called...

i'm in chicago. this has been birthday week. i threw a birthday party for myself on Friday and danced until my sweat make my mascara run. and then danced some more. for those of you who are scratching your head, yes my birthday is in July, but i was one of those kids who always wanted to bring in cupcakes to school or have my friends wrap up my locker in birthday paper, but it never happened. so i threw my own birthday-at-school party.

plus friday was my sisters birthday, monday was friend #1's birthday, today is roomate's birthday -- it never ends!

this is a sucky return to blogging post. but i'm angst ridden. i don't know what else to do. i'm just listening to the cries of the masses. look what you've brought me to.

in the meantime, everyone, see little miss sunshine. tune in to the premiere of grey's anatomy. read some lucille clifton (she's my favorite). cross your fingers and hope that by 8:30 tomorrow morning i have some concrete question for my thesis.