Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas time!

I am SO excited to go home. I feel like a five-year-old on Christmas morning. I'm trying to pack, but I keep having to take a mini-break so that I can jump up and down and clap my hands. And I keep galloping around the house. Galloping. Like a horse! Hahaha.
If you love me at all, go here. And just laugh. Laugh a lot. (Most of you have already seen this, but still, do it for me.)

I'm reading Eat Pray Love right now. It's great. I can't stop. I'm just flying through it, but I don't want it to be done. I love/hate that about good books. I also love/hate when I read books about people who are on some kind of spiritual journey. It gets me all tumbly jumbly inside and then I have to find some way to smooth it all out. I haven't yet decided what I'm going to do as a result of reading this book, but we'll see.


Sunday, December 9, 2007


From 4pm Friday to 12:10pm Saturday I stayed in bed. Some of the time was spent sleeping, most was spent watching episodes from season 3 of Grey's Anatomy (Thank you Markus!)
In place of cookie-making/eating (though I can't argue against that wonderful idea, Mary), my method of coping this week has been to stay in bed.
At 12:10 yesterday, my roommate Amber came to my door bearing muffins, commenting that she didn't think I'd eaten in a while. (She was right) Then she said, "So, you'll still come with me to get my eyebrows threaded, right?"
Ugh, crap. How does one become presentable when they haven't showered in a couple days? Answer: Baseball cap.
After returning home, I promptly crawled back into bed.

This might sound like a sad day... I don't think it was, I think it was great, but I understand it could sound pretty pathetic.

But here's where it turns around.

I went out to dinner in Little Italy with Fargo and Nicole. Yum yum.
And then Markus' friend Reinstatler invited me to come to a party he was going to with some friends.
I really didn't want to go. Like really. Like I called Markus and told him he was in big trouble for having this friend who invites me to parties. What I wanted... ... was my bed.
But I felt like a big fat jerk because Reinstatler, who normally resides in Virginia, was in Baltimore.. actually, was about 4 blocks away from me... and all that I could think was, "will you please just let me get back in bed?"
So I went. I did it. (But I told him that if I couldn't find a parking spot I was going to drive right back home. Hah.)
And it was so fun.
I was greeted at the door by one of the girls who lives in the house, and upon attempting to tell her who I knew she said, "Forget about it. It doesn't matter. You're friends with everyone here. What's important is that the kitchen is straight to the back and there are cups on the counter, jungle juice in the cooler, and a keg out back." Before I could get to the kitchen, before I could even say hi to Reinstatler I was pulled into a game of flip cup, hugged by girls, high-fived by guys, and completely welcomed by every person I saw.
Eventually I got to hang out with Reinstatler and Beck, Markus' roommate from Kentucky, who is a big bunch of fun. It was great. I just really never expected to be so welcomed.
I don't know anyone who lives in that apartment 4 blocks from me, but I might just go knock on their door sometime.

Monday, December 3, 2007


I was just sitting here knitting, which got me to thinking about Lars and the Real Girl. Would someone please watch that movie soon so I can talk about it?

We're sitting. That's what people do when tragedy strikes. They come over and sit.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

A nice Sunday

I looooove my roommates.

(Steph, Nicole, me, Cassie, Amber)

Unfortunately the only picture I have of all of us is from a couple months ago.
They're cute though, and I love them.

Today was nice. Nicole and I went to church at Cedar Ridge (I love it there! Love it love it love it!) Leslie came, which was a nice addition. :) I talked with my wife for a while, then with my (future) husband for a few hours! Woot. Then I said, okay, time to be "available" so I opened up my door and started crafting.

A couple cards I made.

While I was crafting, Cassie and Nicole came in for a couple hours and hung out. We chatted, I crafted, Cassie lesson-planned, Nicole crafted too, and it was very nice.