Thursday, November 30, 2006
The last day of November. I am currently sitting here, the weather channel is on, the trees outside are covered perfectly in ice, the snow is coming, and me and my roomie are jamming to some Sinatra christmas tunes. Sounds good right?
Ahh..well only had 2 classes today. Then I basically played lots of Zelda and chilled. I find it weird how mesmerized people are just watching someone play this game. Today brickman and steph must've just sat and watched/helped me play for hours. Then I played before dinner with Virginia..get well soon V!
Dinner with just V and Niko was nice. Then played more zelda..lol. Then it was OC time!
Now it's almost 10. And everyone's waiting for the snow.
I hope we can play in the snow tomorrow.
Went iceskating with Gina tonight, along with Steph and Dave. It was totally fun. Steph tried her best but had never done it before - I think she made it around like 3 times? haha. It's all good tho, the rental skates suck anyway. But me and Gina were pros! Soon we'll be pulling so many tricks out there.
When we got back to Allen, we parted with Steph and Dave - they headed to the house, my and Gina went down to my room and did what? Played Wii of course. haha. Apparently she had a blast, it looked like it.
It was a good night.
Tomorrow it's supposed to start getting super cold and then snow!? :]
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Totally caught up on all my sleep guys! Probably logged 9 hours...woot. haha It felt so good.
History lecture this morning then nothing until lunch over in LAR with everyone at 11. Field of Greens is starting to slip down farther and farther on my list of places to eat (which sadly only includes 2) every time I eat there. The entrees normally just suck and/or I won't eat them...AND they never have that nacho dip anymore. bitches.
Physics review lecture, then lots of studying and zelda (of course). Up until dinner when I got to see everyone again. At dinner I...1) Showed everyone Stephanie's little video on my phone which she then got mad at me for. But she knows i love her :p 2) Inform everyone of Clayton's upcoming buckwyldness this weekend (ps im so excited) and 3) get my phone stolen by Virginia then battle stephanie in the dinning hall for it - and I lost (someday I'll beat you).
Ah well...if you were able to comprehend that paragraph of jumbled punctuation, in which I probably broke a hundred grammar rules...congrats!!
After the physics exam to night, that went good -> so so, I played some Zelda and then hung out with steph over at Daves. We watched the last half of Rocky, which I had never seen. But am glad I have now I guess. Rocky 6 soon? woah.
So now I'm sitting out on the couch with Ian. He's furiously studying psych and I am...what else!? Updating the blog. So long
Back to classes today. I might've accidently, and did wake up an hour early today. QUIET! It wasn't my fault...well maybe I did set the alarm an hour earlier than the normal time. So I strolled out of bed and made it to the quad by 8am! When I got there I was thinking...why is there no one out here? In the end I guess it worked out, there was an 8am lecture for my class but I did miss out on an hour of sleep. I will need to make that up tomorrow.
Basically I was just super tired the rest of the day, did a bit of studying for physics. Had dinner with everyone then played a shit load of Zelda. I might be totally addicted - this could result in a bad grade in Phys..but we'll see.
Walked to Late night with steph and theresa tho. Got some goods for the rest of the week.
Well I am out, night.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Back to champaign-urbana and the joys of Allen hall.
Once I moved all my crap into the room, I drove Kristin to her car then she accompanied me to the Mall. I needed to exchanged those $jeans$ because they ripped. So I got some new ones and we got out of there.
Back at Allen I found steph, v, and gina waiting at my door. We had a moment I think. lol
We all chilled in my room and ordered pizza because the dinning hall was closed. Good times - this is the part I missed over break. Later evan stopped by to check out the Wii. By then it was almost time to hit the sheets. I am super tired and have to get up at 8am tomorrow!...something I haven't done for a week. Damn.
Almost 2 week's 'till Xmas Break.
Last day of Thanksgiving/Fall break. It was a good one, filled with some hilarious moments, boring times, tons of chill time with friends, and lots of Wiiiiii. All in all I really enjoyed being home for this week - kinda makes me want Xmas break to come sooner than ever. But no biggie, it's only, what, like 2 1/2 weeks until break? woot
Didn't go to the bonfire, probably should've, but instead Dan came over later. It was nice to see him and hang out since we didn't really get a chance to all week. Played some wii - wii sports especially. Who kicked whos ass in bowling? Me of course! XD
It's sort of late and I need to be getting back into the "school" routine. So g'night
Saturday, November 25, 2006
I got a call this morning in bed from Kristin at about 6am? She was out and about shopping on black friday. Thankfully I didn't spot anything I really needed in the adds to rush out and wait in line at 4am to try and get...so I slept haha. Anyway she was out with her friend Megan and wondered where I was...I replied.."Uhhh in bed?" Lol I guess not everyone goes hardcore on black friday...(even tho I normally would).
By noon I had gotten up, showered and had something to eat...and was ready to just go out and do something. Before I could I needed to help my Dad with the Xmas light on the house. Thankfully we don't like cover the entire house in decorations, just a simple strand of light on the gutter - it's still a tough job tho.
Kelsey called and we both wanted to get out, so we just went shopping to try and experience black friday a little. Checked out best buy and I found ladysov's CD for only 7 bucks! So I picked that up, and we browsed the $5 DVD rack but didn't find anything we wanted. After best buy we drove to Circuit city for more dvd sales, but didn't find anything we needed either. Barnes and noble was crazy too.
Out to dinner with neighbors for dinner to the International buffet. It was good..just another americanized buffet place. As usual I just a seseme check and rice :]
Arrived early to set up speakers for Clayton's party. Once everything was in place, we rushed to Cub Food's with mallory for a few last minute items. When we got back people were already arriving at the house. To make it short, the whole night was out of control. Dancing..buck wyldzz...omgz!
But it's super late and time for bed.
Can't believe there's only 1 full day of break left...it went so fast!!
Went over to grandmas for dinner. Most of the aunts and uncles were there, which means lots of people lol. Thankfully many of the cousins didn't show, so dinner was not accompanied by running/screaming children for hours. The food was of course super yummy as was desert. After the meal I retreated downstairs and watched tv and just chilled 'till it was time to go.
The rest of the night I just sat and played Zelda. Nothing was really going on and I didn't feel like doing much either.
Tomorrow is Clayton's party tho...uh oh
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Visited the High School today with Kristin and Clayton. It was a bit, ok alot, of trouble trying to get in - visitors pass and everything. But eventually we got through "security" and headed to Mr. Welches room. Haha I think I missed him, he's so funny. We also stopped by the french teachers room, Ms. Jarvis, andd some science teachers. All in all it was a good trip/visit...I don't think I am ready to go back tho.
Had some chinese with Clayton after that, it was like 2 and I hadn't eaten anything since like I woke up lol. But that wasn't a bit deal I guess because I woke up at like noon. Seseme chicken is always good.
Chilled all night, had left overs for dinner. Ryan showed up later asking to "jam" again...oh jeeze. Headed to clayton's house later. We stormed the town! Actually it was a disaster lol. We were seriously just looking for one fun party or something, but didn't find any. We even resorted to seeing if the teen dance club 'Club 217' was open..but it wasn't lol. Downtown was definitely hopping tho but you need to be 21 for everything. Prisms "Are you SURE you're not 21?"
Visited friends in Auburn, Erik was there. Bond marthon and food. It was nice to see maggie and Erik, hadn't seen them in a while. I guess she got excited about the Urbana dance parties...she better come visit!!
Before heading home we visited Mallory at Meijer. She was camping out for a $499 plasma tv. daUmn! I would've stayed but I've had enough "camping" for like, a long time. haha
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Everyone left my house early this morning, so I was left and told not to sleep the day away...oops. Yeah, I might've woken up at 12.30 but it's all good. I got cleaned up and ate some food, played a bit of Zelda.
Adventured with Kelsey all afternoon. I needed some photos badly and it turned out to be really fun. We decided to travel towards the Lincoln Memorial Gardens but soon began to become distracted. We first tried to enter the Zoo, but we were not about to pay 4 bucks to see that sucky Zoo. Then I remembered this crazy museum out in the middle of nowhere, sort of near Mallory's house..the horse museum? Haha it was scary. Lots of sweet pics tho.
Started to head towards Nelson Center after our crazy truckin's through the wilderness, we even found a little couch up in the middle of this road. Of course we had to take some pics! To kill a bit of time before open skate started, we explored Carpentar Park. God, I hadn't been there in years. I remember we used to go all the time for field trips with school, and there used to be these Thanksgiving day walks there with my Dad's co-workers. Fun stuffffff
Ice skating was fun, especially because Nelson Center is so disorganized we just walked on the ice and skated for free. Drove back to my house through some well liked rush hour traffic. Spfld with traffic helps it thrive a bit lol.
Yummy dinner with Grandparents later after I got my grandpa to play some Wii Sports. I think he dug it. After some brownies for desert I think I sat and played Zelda for like 5 hours lol. At least until 10.30 because Kristin got ahold of me seeing if I wanted to chill at her house and watch a movie, I was up for it since the night hadn't been too productive. We watched Fern Gully? haha. Craziness.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Wii day is over and all my sleep is caught up since I slept 'till almost noon today..haha.
Decided not to visit Mr. Welch until Wed, so I did some shopping with my Mom until my haircut at 2pm. It's nice to actually get a real haircut for once..normally I just trim it myself and it usually works. But Im happy with the end result. It was even a new girl, the lady my Mom now goes too. I think i'll go back.
Grocery shopping with Mom. While at Cub gave Gina a call, nice talking to her. Chilled at grandmas until it was time to get Christin from pom practice.
'Till dinner I of course played Wii because I basically had no time to do so all afternoon. So awesome.
Later hung with Ryan and Kelsey. We went to visit some of Ryan's friend from Augustana. Me and Kelsey didn't stay long, it was sorta awkward. Ryan stayed and went home with Brian Spring. Back at my house I introduced Kelsey to WiiSports and she fell in love. another nongamer!!
So I probably did the most ridiculous thing I've ever done last night. I sat outside of Target for 9 hours waiting for a Wii. From around 9pm 'till 7.30am. Wow...no one realizes how SLOW time goes when you're sitting in a lawn chair, starring at a parking lot in 38 degree weather with wind. Oh, and it is basically impossible to sleep because A, you're sitting up and B, there's normally at least 2 people talking at all times. This one man next to me would NOT shut up for the life of him. I seriously know more about this man than like, my best friend. Ridiculous.
By 6 the sun was starting to come up, and by 7 people were getting antsy. I was too of course. Ready to get this Wii purchased and go home and take one long nap. They handed out tickets at 7. I was #12 out of 24 Wiis at Target. Popped over to McDonalds for a breakfast sandwich in between then and 8am. At 8 I casually walked into Target, grabbed a copy of Zelda, bought it, and headed home.
...Of course I didn't take a nap! What'd I do? Play Wii! Oh god so awesome!!
Throughout the day my Mom, Sister and Grandma all played Wii Sports and learned to play it and have fun in seconds. It really brought a smile to my face, knowing Nintendo's whole idea of "bringing gaming to the masses" might actually..work?
Later that night my Dad came home from hunting and got to see him, then Kristin and Clayton hung out 'till late. We played Wii sports and made a Mii for some friends and strangers. WhoopieG!
Sunday, November 19, 2006
T-Bell this morning with friends.
Hung out with Kelsey in the afternoon, checked out some tunes, busted out the speakers. Then we took a drive to Barnes n Noble and the normal spfld stops, haha. It was fun and I was glad to see her and catch up with info.
She got a ride home with her brother for dinner. When she was gone I heated up some left over pizza and tbell. By the time she got to my house, I was starting to freak out and so we decided it was time to hit the town for a Wii adventure search.
Wish us luck!
Hopefully tomorrow I'll be playing some zelda!
Friday. Headed home!
After Econ, I headed back to Allen and said goodbye to everyone :[ Aw
Then I started to pack, but around 2 I had to register for classes. Virginia helped me because I was having like a panic attack about getting into Econ and CS, but somehow it all worked out and only ended up taking like 10 min. Walked and got my car, picked up Michelle, packed my stuff in the car, grabbed my cymbals from Evans, back to spfld!!
Bond later with everyone, 007 @9:50. Good moviE
Taco Bell @ 11.30 tomorrow for some eatings with buds
Just 1 more day 'till break.
No homework really. Just hung with friends and then watched the OC later.
Later Stephanie, Brickman, and Dave O hung out in the room for a while. The roomie was gone for a while at this Salvation Army dealy thing, so we had a good time. I think at one point Brickman was doing pushups across the lofted beds, like seriously suspended in the air..hahah.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Another wet and cold morning, especially on the biked. Yucky.
The econ essay test went well this morning. Turned out we were able to just pick any of the 4 questions and answer it. I was sorta pissed but glad at the same time..Oh well. We'll see how OPEC treats me.
Put the final edits on my history paper after discussion today at noon. Asked the TA about different capitalizations. I think my paper's fine and dandy now, ready to be turned in at 9am sharp. I better not be late!
After dinner me and Gina went ice skating! Oh it was so much fun, and only a buck per person. We will definitely be doing this more often. I sort of miss skating. Other than the dreadfully cold weather while walking to and from the rink, it was an awesome time. yay
Did physics hw later with the geniuses and then chatted with Ria and V. G'night
1 more day.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Every school day is pretty much the same, so I should probably stop telling you...went to class...went to lunch. But yes. I did those things today. lol
After lunch I worked on the fixes for my paper, not due 'till Thursday but I need to ask my TA some questions about what exactly do you capitalize..and what don't you? Like, pope? holy war? papacy? king? see!
Made a more condensed outline for my econ essay tomorrow, gah this stuff is almost all over.
After dinner did a bit more studying, then watched Dancing with the Stars with steph (really random I know, but they were supposedly going to the play the Wii commercial, which they did). Hmpphz. Ever get that feeling that you could've done something better? I could've made the most badass Wii commerical ever...this is a little lame. But whatevs
Hah, later headed to late night with Steph, Gina, Dave and Brickman. Got some milk, cereal, and chips for snacks the rest of the week. I also figured out I have a ton of credits...so I guess I do need to hit up late night more often.
After a little last minute review, it's almost midnight and time to hit the sack. g'night
After lunch, I spent some time on homework and just chill. Then had photog for 4 hours..jeez. It was okay tho, went by fairly fast...especially with these little breaks I take haha.
After photog I was starving, so headed to dinner. Fried chicken and mashed potatos..yum?
Econ outlines/essay work after dinner for a while, got all the questions planned out. Tomorrow I'll memorize each one, then just be able to re-write it down, boom! Then thursday the history paper is due, but I've got it all done. Emailed it to kelsey for a bit of help, thanks kels!
Reallyreally looking forward to being home.
Uhm, lets like throw a dance party or something?
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Brunch at Noon, followed by a bunch of paper writing and econ hw. Amazingly I finished my history paper...which isn't due to Thursday btw!..and my online econ hw too. The rest of the week I just need to worry about my essay quiz on Wed for econ, shouldn't be too bad.
Im getting really excited for Thanksgiving break for some reason. Most likely getting a Wii and playing for hours and hours, but seeing family too. And lots of friends, gonna hit up Bond Friday night I think (007!). And food of course! Yummy. But I really love the fact that there's no school for a full week too. Way cool
The rest of my Sunday was dinner with Ria, then hang out time with Steph and everyone. Later I went to the cafe with Gina. On the way back to Allen we stopped to say hello to her brother and find this cable for her, we found it.
The week will go fast.
The other day Gina and I went for a walk out, it was so nice. Got alot of good photos and we even got to explore the greenhouse...exciting!
Today tho was the usual brunch at noon, then alot of chill time. Did a bit of homework then had a long chat with gina. We discussed alot of stuff and the time went so fast! After dinner me and Paulina decided to go crazy at game night. We stole alot of food and owned some people in Guitar Hero..lolzz. Ben's band played downstairs after that and we checked them out. They were actually reallyreally good. I liked it alot. Guitar + Violin is pretty.
Out on the town Sat night. There was a IRL srsly candy rave. And it was so out of control, and so much fun. Candy necklaces..Ring Pops..Misshapes style Djs..hahaha ohman.
I feel lots of work tomorrow, but it's Sunday so that's what Sundays are for I guess.
After the econ quiz around noon today I was done with classes. Played some video games and chilled. Worked on the paper a bit.
Around 4 went to the mall with Ria, Paulina, Ola and Carl. First tho we hit up the Salvation Army. Ria and Paulina found a bunch of sweet stuff as usual, I didn't get much. Ola got some cowboy boots..haha. When we left the thrift stop it was suddenly super cold, windy and almost sleeting. Yea..intense.
At the mall we hit up a bunch of stores after we got dinner at the food court. Taco Bell? Yum. I bought a pair of jeans (ouch). Everyone else got a bunch of little things. Overall a good shopping adventure.
Went out for the night with Steph to the russian rave...I wasn't impressed. Met gina there. After a while we went back to dave's house and hung out.
it was a good night.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Tomorrow's already friday?? Whaaa? The weeks seriously go by so fast here. Good thing I've been keeping up with shit. Lots of stuff due next week. But then it's Thanksgiving break and an awesome week of nothing and Wii.
After all classes today, went on a walk with Gina. We adventured down into Urbana once again, visiting the park and roaming around. When we got back to Allen we decided to chill by the pond for a while, it was just too nice out to go back inside. Then we had the idea to explore the greenhouses, so we did that and actually were able to get inside. Awesome in there, way cool.
Back in my room I was like, Im not wasting this day, so I randomly took a bike ride out to green street. Browsed through EB and looked around. Back in time for dinner, then the Office and the OC.
Studying later. Econ Quiz tomorrow.
Once done with that, it's just Econ Essay Test...then History paper to finish up...and I'm done. woot
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Econ pop quiz this morning, but I totally pwnd it.
After psych did lunch with friends, then chilled 'till History DR.
All afternoon I planned out my paper and got 2 or 3 papes written. Shouldn't be a big deal, Im almost done and it'sdue in like over a week. Once I get this done/written out, maybe I'll stop by my TA and get some extra tips and help. Around 3 I went for a walk to the quad with Stef. Sat on the quad and talked, just wasting time until my psych study at 4. One big test - boring.
Worked more on my paper until dinner. After that, started doing physics.
Soon it'll be the weekend, then one more week, then home & Wii & Friends.
Btw, all pics are now updated!! Yay. Sorry I was just behind. Check em out!
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
gasp?! They're so high now. Isn't it awesome?
After lunch with Ria and Paulina, we attempted to vote, only to find out we needed "proof of ID that we live in Allen". So we were forced to come back later, we had to hurry to physics anyway. Me and paulina had ourselves our own little bike ride to physics. On the way back we timed it. Takes us only about 3 minutes to get there....bikes are nice.
All afternoon I got really distracted with Wind Waker. So distracted that I missed this psych study I signed up for at 3. Ah well, I signed up for another.
After dinner played some smash bros, did Econ review, and hung out.
Monday, November 06, 2006
After classes this morning, did a shoot for Chris. Needed a pic to send off to MedSchool. I think it went well. Got to see the Computer Science building...crazy. So nice inside. Oh, and he bought me lunch at this sweet hamburger stand/truck on the side of the road..so yummy.
Photog was canceled..woot!
Outlined my last paper for History, due next week.
Watched totally awesome with V and Steph, and then played a ton of smash bros with Dave O and Brickman. I actually beat them once tonight, but it was on a huge map so I could hide. hah
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Woke up and showered for the usual noon brunch on Sundays. Made a waffle which is always good...covered in in strawberries, yumyum.
Got ryan's loft kid. Lofted his bed too now. Rearranged the room...uhm, yeah, it's pretty awesome.
Got my photog project shot in the afternoon with Gina and Steph. Parked my car and then walked back, taking pics along the way. We desperately wanted to get into the greenhouse but didn't have any luck. Someday...we'll get in there.
Up 'till dinner I took care of Steph lol. She's really sick. So I layed her down on the footon and fed her some chicken noodle soup. We watched the top 100 80's songs on VH1, Bon Jovi #1? I...love the 80's. "totally awesome!"
Veggie quesedillas for dinner, then econ homework. Film developing, contact printing.
Now with this comfy footon and tv, I know i'll get so distracted all the time. uhoh
Woke up to a yummy breakfast and then crammed a ton of stuff into my car. Footon, matress, bike, clothes, vcr...lots of shit. But its all good, because it all fit.
Picked up some chinese for lunch with Mom and Sister. We drove my sis' new car to the restaurant. She'll be driving soon...wow. I guess she's not so young anymore. The seseme chicken was delicious as usual. After lunch said my goodbyes and headed back to Champaign.
The drive was good, popped in a bunch of old mixes I found in my car. Lota good songs I forgot about.
Party at Iowa house. Awesome time as usual.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Drove home with Michelle after classes this morning. We got back at 3ish.
Just chilled at home. Really nice to see everyone and get laundry done for free..haha!
Went out for dinner later with grandparents at mexican place, it was yummy. Before heading the the gramps house for cake afterward, we made a short stop at Shop-Ko and got my footon thingy. It's so awesome. The only tricky part is gonna be putting it together, hah.
Hung out with Molly and Dan later. We attempted to go to some parties that Molly or Dan knew of, but both were a disaster..soo....what else to do in Springfield...we headed to Starbucks and then chilled at Erins, lol. Nah it was a good time. We watched tv, talked about halloween craziness and ate popcorn.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Only 2 days 'till I get to go home. Yeah, home on Friday. Just for one night tho. It'll be nice to see folks and just chill at home. Home is good.
It was quite chilly out this morning, but I've basically stolen Virginia's bike and use it now. So I'm zippin' around campus on her stylin' pink and white bike. Oh yeah lol...watch out.
Haha, besides all that. Nothing's really going on.
Oh! The loft kit was delivered today. Steph and Jeff helped me set it up. Works out pretty well, so far Im impressed with the amount of space. Change is good. Now I'll I need is the couch...
The OC is back. I dunno how I feel about it. It's almost a different show without Marissa, I desperately want it to get cheerful again. And I so hope they bring back the cute blonde from season 1 or 2 that tried to steal Seth from Summer. Woah she was cool.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Ah, November already? Time goes so quick.
Halloween is over and everyone's getting hyped for turkeys and the one week holiday at home with no homework and just family. (That week will be extra exciting because the wii comes out...woah yay!)
Wednesdays are always slow for me, just two classes. The last one being in Allen...so I'm normally here all day. I did however, order the loft kit. So hopefully that comes soon. Im gonna loft my bed, get it up out of the way. Maybe even convince Ryan to do the same. That way I can get some type of footon or couch, put it under my bed, then put the tv and fridge misc. things under his.
Later tonight me and Steph chilled at Daves house. Laguna beach is back. Oh, and tomorrow the OC?
Pretty sweet right?
Tonight we took a spooky walk through the cemetary with flashlights then watched the Omen (the original) back at Allen.
Woah, lol. It was definitely not what I was expecting. Good scary movie.
...Is it bad that I kinda wish I could've gone trick-r-treating??