Christmas time!

So, my roommate and I were discussing how much fun the whole “Secret Santa” thing was in high school and college, and we were sad that you can’t really do that in the “real” world since you don’t have a place to hide the gifts!  So, we decided to make what we are calling Not So Secret Santas, and every morning from Dec. 1st to Dec. 25th we are giving each other a present!  That may seem extreme, but it has been incredibly fun!  They are usually small things that we just notice that the other person uses, or needs, but occasionally we pop a nice gift in there to spice things up.  I wish I could buy silver, and nice things for her, but luckily she is happy with sleeping at last cds, and silly whoopie cushions 🙂 ha!


Add comment December 6, 2006 bigmove


So, the transition from college life to adult life continues, and although it gives me all the liberty I want, it’s still hard to know that so many of my close friends are still back at college, living life without me! At least my concerns about not making enough dollars at Caribou Coffee haven’t come true yet!  I am not exactly living the high life, but my bills are getting paid! Tonight my roommate and I are driving 3 hours to a concert back at my old college, so it gets me thinking a lot.  (hooray for having tomorrow off from work!)  I wonder if I’ll ever feel that same kind of community that I had then again?  I fear I won’t-and that makes me really sad!

Add comment November 29, 2006 bigmove

party down!

Well, it’s almost Thanksgiving, and I will be spending my first Thanksgiving away from my family this year.  Two of my best friends will be coming in from Seattle and Grand Rapids and we will be attempting to cook our own Thanksgiving meal.  I have no idea how to cook a turkey, so that should prove to be entertaining!  I had to read the back of a can of pumpkin stuff to find out what I need to buy to make a pumpkin pie today, and that seems like it will be really easy.  Anyways, I got the party supplies I needed today at the store, because I figure it’s going to be nuts at Kroger tomorrow.  We were originally planning on going shopping together tomorrow evening, but after seeing how nuts it was in the store today, I decided I would do it on my own before they get here, because I don’t want to face the crowds!  And I hope that my friends DON”T want to go shopping on Friday.  Ick.

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Christmas shopping

Today I officially started my Christmas shopping!  I wish money wasn’t an issue for me, because I L-O-V-E buying people gifts that I think they will love.  I get so excited when I buy someone the perfect gift, that sometimes I have trouble watiting until Christmas to actually give it to them!  I equally love wrapping it up nice, or making it into a big presentation with a theme, rather than just a boring gift.  But, anyways, I went to a local craft sale with my mom and had her show me a bunch of earrings that she liked.  It reminded me of this gift my grandmother gave me once.  She had a rare gold coin put on a nice gold chain for me.  I KNOW it is worth quite a bit of money, and I feel bad because it’s something I would never wear.  It’s sort of gaudy, but a nice gift none the less.

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Masquerade ball ’06

So, I went to the masquerade ball this weekend down near the campus of the University, and although it got a slow start, it ended up being really fun!  When we got there, we felt stupid because we didn’t really know very many people. But, eventually lots of people started dancing, and it was totally fun!  I went as a “cowabunga dude”, which involved dressing up as a cow, and wearing board shorts, flip-flops a shell necklace and sunglasses.  I think most people thought that was really funny, but in general, I think I thought it was a lot funnier than they did.  Ha!  Let’s see, we also saw people in: pirate clothing, ladybugs, skeletor, drag, Nintendo characters, superman with fake muscles, a ski slope, and a pile of laundry.  I love it when people dress up as a play on words or an inatimate objects rather than something boring.  Now my roommate and I are trying to come up with a good theme for our Christmas party…

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It’s not dumb!

Even though my roommate thinks it’s dumb-I have always wanted a pirate shirt. I would especially like one with a skull and cross bones and a pink bow on it, which sort of makes it strangely cutesy. Who knew bones could be cutesy? What is it that is so enticing about pirates? I did a lesson with some little kids once, and as a craft we made a pirate treasure map, and they haven’t stopped talking about it since! We have made loads of cooler projects since then, but whenever they get free time-they always take paper and make a silly treasure map!

I’m going to a costume party this weekend-I’m thinking of being a Holy Cow. Or…I could wear all brown and glue change to my clothes and be an “oil change.” ha.

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Newly weds

So, my friends recently got married, and I was surprised to discover that they were sharing a twin bed??!!  As if that isn’t bizarre and childish enough, they are also using these twin  sheets.  I guess I always had this image in my head of people who are married being very “grown up.”  Well, that is obviously not true, because I don’t feel like much of a grown up and tons of my friends are married!  I think as a kid and even a teen I always assumed I’d just be very different and the word “wife” had all these strange associations.  Like, oh wives would never do this or that…as if suddenly being married changes who I am??

Anyways-the best thing to me about getting married sounds like a big destination wedding on the beach. 🙂 ha!  Italy anyone??  A white dress and a gondola singing to me please!

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Pirate stuff

So, I guess this halloween pirate stuff is the hottest stuff on the market! In our town, they have the kids trick-or-treat on the Sunday before halloween during the day from 2-5 so that they are safe, because our neighborhood isn’t the greatest area, and this was the first year I have witnessed this. It was so dumb having it during the day! All of the charm was totally gone. Halloween is different than when I was a kid anyways. The costumes aren’t about being creative anymore. I used to think for hours about what to be, and how to make it. We didn’t buy anything, unless we couldn’t figure out a way to make it! But, my roommate and I just went to a concert in Nashville and the costumes were terrible! There was a girl there without a shirt on-!!! Just underwear and painted yellowish/gold, and going as a lion. That is a horribly ridiculous excuse for being a sleeze bag. Every girl there was dressed so stupidly and short skirts abounded. I miss the old days of just making something funny!

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My roommate and I are having a great time living, dancing, and eating weird bachlorette cooking together these days.  But, she is giving me some of her habits, and one of those includes using a lot of korean ginseng extract in her diet.  She is all into herbs and veggies, and earth safe stuff, and I really love learning all the things she knows.  Today she read out loud to me from a book she’s reading called Crunchy Cons, and I think I’m hooked.  You should check it out-it has some really great down-to-earth ideas to add into your daily life.

Add comment October 4, 2006 bigmove


When I moved into this new apartment, my roommate and I did some serious purging. I got rid of about 8 bags of clothing and other junk, and she got rid of probably the same amount if not more. Most of mine was a far too large collection of immature t-shirts and toys from my childhood. I am trying hard not to be a pack-rat, but it’s in my blood to keep everything! I hate throwing away any little thing that anyone has ever given me. Memories from birthdays, cards, letters, party favors, etc. I’m a sentimental fool I guess!

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