Saturday, October 31, 2009

favorite things

Halloween, jack-o-lanterns, reusing dance costumes, the Comstock, holiday eyeshadow

Friday, October 30, 2009

jobs I would not want

school counselor

Whereas I used to think being a counselor or psychologist would be pretty sweet, I now realize that it would involve dealing with people (specifically children) crying pretty much on a daily basis. And if there's anything I hate more than snot, it's children. Also crying. And also other people's problems.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

learn something new today

Kenneth Burke's method of reading and criticizing literature is too broad for you to write a 12-15 page term paper about. But it can also be summed up briefly in a class discussion or website.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

random facts

Somewhere along the line when she was least expecting it, Brunhilda came to strongly enjoy the literary stylings of Ernest Hemingway.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

top 5 tuesday

things that are good about this week

5. Wakefields!
4. seeing Sars and LP!
3. movie with Jenni!
2. Kim's bday party bus!
1. Halloween!

Monday, October 26, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

101. Society hates women.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

back-door bragging

"I have to be very careful when I choose a song to be my ringtone, because I know I'll be hearing it 20-30 times per day."

Saturday, October 24, 2009

favorite things

MIKE BIRBIGLIA

things I thought were impossible

25. To take five shots of Patron in an hour and still be standing and speaking coherently.

Friday, October 23, 2009

how we do

Bruno (re: facebook's ability to display your siblings): WHY DON'T YOU SHOW OUR SIBLINGHOOD?
tCO: You're so needy.
Bruno: Your face is needy.

guess the show

A group of misfit geeky kids and their living-vicariously adviser seek to make their activity club successful, much to the displeasure of a rival activity coach, eventually recruiting some less-misfit kids and featuring, every episode, some suspiciously-well-choreographed-and-arranged musical numbers.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

favorite things

throwback edition:

pointe shoes, 98 Degrees, butterfly clips, white eye liner, frosted lip gloss, BDA

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

back-door bragging

I feel like it's unfair for me to be in the front during dance class, because people are tempted to watch me instead of learning the combination for themselves.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

top 5 tuesday

most important elements in my wardrobe

5. purple pleather sash
4. Northface
3. H&M shorts
2. black reefs
1. Kennedy Science Club sweatshirt

Monday, October 19, 2009

signs of cultural implosion IX

People not knowing about how amazing Ratatat is, the posters and protesters carrying signs of President Obama with a Hitler mustache, trendy hipster names for children (evidently Hazel is one), that hipster is no longer counter culture or in any way hip, this tee shirt, math, boys wearing tight pants but also sagging them, people not enjoying scones of any sort or jam of any sort, Fox News, how similar Disney radio and the Top 40 station are these days, the percentage of people who came to Bumbershoot just to hear the Black Eyed Peas, photo collages not sticking to the goddamn wall even though you put a bunch of adhesives on the back and stuck it up where it should have stayed, bikini baristas, Jay Leno at 10 PM every night, beer with lime and salt already added, light beer with lime and salt already added, the euphemism "irregular" for digestive issues in yogurt commercials, "smizing."

Sunday, October 18, 2009

things that should be illegal

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much eyeliner

random facts

You can say anything you want and get away with it if you end all your potentially-offensive statements with "I'm not judging, I'm just saying." No arguing with that!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

100. It rains a lot in Washington and wearing a sleeveless dress is not a great idea.

learn something new today

Olympic National Park, on the Peninsula (that thing across the sound, you idiots), includes a temperate rain forest, including the Hoh Rain Forest and Quinault Rain Forest, the wettest area in the continental United States.

(Contrary to what random drunk dude at Jackalope bar thinks, not all of Washington and Oregon and Northern California are rainforest; wikipedia told me so.)

Friday, October 16, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

99. The Cute One's font color is this shade of green, not this shade of green. Whoops.

things I care about more than what you're saying VII

The anachronisms in tween historical romance novels, the entire collected work of Kenneth Burke, the shades of white that our mother is painting the interior house, what Jacques Derrida would have said about MySpace, the pros and cons of different pancakes mixes (I do almost actually care about this), headband styles, math, the play by play of your Farmville adventure, paint drying, darning socks, the etymology of the names of French towns, what drunk people do when they're sober, cute guys before they were cute or after they become un-cute, legging fashion, Six Degrees of Twilight, how you got that gnarly scar on your arm, any and all funny texts you receive, the best way to apply postage stamps, the energy consumption of light bulbs, how you came up with your "awesome" slash fanfiction mashup of Twilight and Harry Potter and where you're going to take the next installment, what you and your mom do in order to bond, burps and/or farts, inorganic chemical compounds.

random facts

No matter how awesome it may seem or how fun it sounds, keeping a puppy in the dorms is not okay and will get you in trouble because those things are hard to conceal.

I'm just saying.

lessons I learned the hard way

98. Coffee tumblers do not generally have auto-screw-on lids; usually this is a task you're required to do yourself, lest you spill scalding hot coffee all over your sweatshirt, bag, and flesh.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

favorite things

dresses, Play-Doh, thunder storms, scones

cultural commentary

[via NYmag via NYP]:

"According to administration officials at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, drinking games like beer pong have been linked to the spread of the H1N1 virus. Drinking from shared cups — even medically sanitary red Solo ones! — is apparently a surefire way to pass swine flu, and several students at the school seem to have contracted it that way. This is great. As if we weren't bad enough at beer pong, now we have the threat of a debilitating illness with every cup we lose to the other team. [NYP]"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

guess the show

A super good looking early thirty-something dude who has never held down a job in his life, and his life-long best friend (an also super good looking dude) who is a pharmaceutical representative, start up a private psychic detective agency and help the police solve mysteries and catch killers. The first super good looking dude has been trained by his father (an ex-cop) to be hyper observant and he plays off that ability as psychic powers. The two friends quip non-stop, creating much hilarity, and often scream like small children at the sight of bodies, killers, mummies and spiders. There is a pineapple in every episode.

Also, Brunhilda may or may not have seen one of the actors around Seattle.

under-appreciated potential superpowers

context rememberization

Being able to recall where specifically you read/learned/heard something, like, say, the particular page number on which a fact appeared in that book you skimmed for class, so you could call it to someone else's attention, or just re-find it and learn enough about it to make a comment about it, would be really, really useful.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

top 5 tuesday

(Recent) Bad Choices

5. Napping instead of studying
4. Not have a TV in my dorm room
3. Forgetting shower shoes (eew)
2. Not budgeting
1. Drinking a Starbucks Double Shot at 10.30 PM

top 5 tuesday

awesomest things about autumn

5. haunted houses
4. pumpkin patches
3. maize mazes (aka ma(i)zes)
2. Kim's birthday
1. Halloween!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

back-door bragging

[via me]
I hate speaking up in class because everyone else sounds so stupid by comparison.

things that should be illegal

Posh ever losing in a "who wore it better" poll on any forum, ever.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

97. It is RIDICULOUSLY hard to motivate yourself when you're at college and the options are "napping" and "other stuff"

random facts

Sports teams at schools I attend are generally really, really good. Just because I'm such good luck.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

things our grandmother believes

10. That no matter how many other grandmothers you have (and no matter how many of them already go by "Grandma"), and no matter how not-technically-blood-related she is to you, and no matter how old you are, it is deeply, personally insulting to her if you call her by her first name.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

jobs I would not want

post-tailgate parking lot cleaner

Based on how the parking lot around Autzen stadium looked the morning after the WSU slaughter, I contend that this would be the world's worst job. And I suspect it is unpaid.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

top 5 tuesday

best Mariah songs

(potential controversy ahead!)

5. Heartbreaker
4. Someday
3. Obsessed
2. We Belong Together
1. All I Want For Christmas Is You

Monday, October 5, 2009

favorite things

30 Rock, my couch, Kim Danko, my dad, walks, cookies

Sunday, October 4, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

96. No one magically does your school work for you while you're busy traipsing around Eugene with your Father.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

quotes of our father

[while Brunhilda was sampling coffee at the Starbucks VIA taste test]:

Brunhilda: "This one."

Our father: "Surprise! You chose the cup of llama sweat!"

Friday, October 2, 2009

random facts

A good name for recaps of Glee would be Gleecaps.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

favorite things

yoga pants, throw pillows, coffoco, bump-it spotting, OnDemand, the Blue Thunder