Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Particularly Fun Words

Schadenfreude- to gain pleasure from someone else's misfortune.
Defenestrate- to throw someone out a window.
Drub- to beat someone violently with a stick.
Garbology- the study of trash. (naturally)
Borborygm- when your stomach growls.
Sialoquent- to spit on someone while you speak to them.
Troglodyte- a person that lives in a cave.
Hemidemisemiquaver- a musical timing of 1/64. 
Widdershins- counterclockwise. 
Flink- a group of 12 or more cows. (and all my life I thought it was a herd)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Getting Up

     The only thing I can say I honestly hate is getting up in the morning. It sounds cheesy but that is literally the hardest part of my day.
     I hit the snooze button about six times every morning and if the snooze time on my alarm clock weren’t just nine minutes I might have to only hit it twice. I find every reason I can to blame for being late something other than my personal laziness. Like, the fact that my alarm went off at a different time than I thought it would. Or, I had to get my clothes out of the dryer or I had to stick my clothes in the dryer. I went to bed late. My sister used all the hot water in her shower. I didn’t have my socks on the right feet. Every minute in my morning is precious.

     I have become a master at making up time though. Which doesn’t help me get up of course. Putting my hair in a ponytail, dropping a to-go soup in my lunch and eating a Nutri-grain bar for breakfast can buy me about 7 minutes if I time it right.

     Getting up is hard, but I have determined that the number one reason for my misery is that school starts too early. If school started at ten and got out at five what difference would it make? Okay, maybe for some people a lot of difference. But hey, that’s two hours extra of sleep!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shots :(

I don't like shots but on Thursday I was forced to get 2 of them.

I blame my sister, she is the one who wanted to go on this exotic vacation. We are going to travel into the amazon jungle where the risk for yellow fever and typhoid are dangerous. So of course they had to shoot us up with the vaccine. And later we will have to take a pill for malaria.

I say if it requires more than ibuprofen, it's probably not a safe place to go.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Writer's Block

I am supposed to be writing a story for my school paper right now. But it is going NOWHERE. I can't get ahold of the advisor for the club I am writing about, so I have no interview. There is hardly any information  on the project the club is conducting and I can't get any peace and quiet because the girls next to me are so chatty.

The timing is weird because it hasn't happened yet but the paper comes out after the event will have taken place. So I am trying to write in past tense while my brain operates in the future.

It' frustrating.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Cat is a Great Source of Entertainment

As I was blogging (yeah that post right below this one) my cat was romping around my room playing with a piece of paper. She managed to rip the paper into complete shreds. Then took to my book cover I use as a laptop cover. I had to pull that away to save it.

Now she sits next to me purring abnormally loud. Which is a little weird because I am not petting her. I guess she just enjoys my company. She is intensely watching my fingers type. I am a little nervous I might loose one in the next few seconds.


It rained rather hard today and as we were coming home I realized something:

Every time we pass another car with their windshield wipers on I imagine that the two cars are waving at one another. :)

My sister called me a goof and left it at that. But then I started to think, what if everyone were nice like that? waving at everyone that passed them by? The world would be nice... yes it would. 

Monday, March 7, 2011


(Not for the squeamish)

Why, when you are sick, does your body feel the need to make so much extra mucus so that is coming out of every hole on your face? Yesterday morning I woke up and not only were my eyes crusty (which is slightly expected) but so was my nose!

My nose is only clogged on one side now (hey, thats progress) and I sound like someone stuck sandpaper down my throat. Ouch :(

Cough Drops = My Best Friends

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Math... Dislike

There is only ONE right answer.

There is only one way to get to that one answer.

If you do one tiny thing wrong you get the wrong answer.

If every subject were like English class the world would be a better place. It is all about how you interpret things, about what you think it means and how you will apply it in the future, or whatever. 

Yeah some people would say that physics and calculus are important because they explain the way the world around you works. But I say, the world works, why do we need to know how?