Thursday, December 28, 2006


1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before? knit socks, got drunk, found out that making socks while drunk doesn't work

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't think I made any for 2006, but I am for 2007.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Eleanor was born, but that's not family or anything.

4. Did anyone close to you die? no

5. What countries did you visit? Americkuh

6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006? endless yarn, a yard for Topper, and a horizontal drivers license.

7. What date(s) from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? July 13, the day we got Topper, August 17th, the day I got Audrey, March 23, the mad rush from one apartment to another.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? getting over my anxiety disorder

9. What was your biggest failure? classics

10. Did you suffer any illness or injury? nothing serious

11. What was the best thing you bought? a puppy and a kitten

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Frannie, for kicking her meth problems.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Britney Spears

14. Where did most of your money go? bills and yarn

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? babysitting

16. What song will always remind you of 2006? something goofy like Fergalicious probably

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier
ii. thinner or fatter? chubasaurus, but working on it big time
iii. richer or poorer? same

18. What do you wish you'd done more of? more friends, more meeting new people

19. What do you wish you'd done less of? crying

20. How will you be spending Christmas? I spent it with my mom and then Michael's fanily.

22. Did you fall in love in 2006? Over and over.

23. How many one-night stands? zero, but one 28-month stand is ongoing

24. What was your favorite TV program? HOUSSSSE omg

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? I'm not big on hate, but there is one person that makes me violently ill to think about.

26. What was the best book you read? I think I read the Virgin Suicides last year, but that was so good I can't really consider anything since then "reading".

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Sean Lennon

28. What did you want and get? yarn, knitting time, a puppy and a kitten

29. What did you want and not get? a yard, but that's coming soon

30. What was your favorite film of this year? totally Little Miss Sunshine

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 20 and went to dinner with my parents and Michael

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? a million dollars

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006? skinny jeans, long t-shirts with silly patterns, flats

34. What kept you sane? my mommy.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Ed Norton, Nicole Richie (odd combo)

36. What political issue stirred you the most? midterm elections

37. Who did you miss? Laura, the dynamic between me, Kevin and Casey senior year.

38. Who was the best new person you met? Patricia, totally.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006: People will believe what they want to believe, despite all logic and facts pointing the other way. Friendships that died did so for a reason, and they don't need to be tried again.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: "she comes home late with another screw loose, she swears to have had just a pineapple juice, falls asleep fully clothed in her bed, with her makeup remover by her head, she might not be all there, but her dream's all vanity fair"

Friday, December 22, 2006


Michael and I are horrible at waiting until Christmas to exchange gifts when we have already purchased and wrapped them. So we exchanged; I gave him the lesser of his two games (hahaha he's going to like the second sooo much better), and he gave me my present. It's so beautiful. Boy knows how to pick some jewelry out. He got me the rose link bracelet from James Avery, and it's so wonderful. I can't stop smiling.

In other package news, I got my second package from my secret pal, and it blew me away. I am getting batteries for my camera tomorrow, but I am sooo excited to use the yarn and the stickers and the stationary and the wool wash! Thank you so much secret pal! I wish I had some idea who you were, but I'll find out sooner or later - probably when you tell me, hehe!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

on a lighter note

Could this man be any hotter?

(The answer is no.)

Monday, December 18, 2006


I am at a loss for words. I have never been so upset with myself and so disgusted with my actions. I push everything by doing nothing and then I find myself on the edge of things and it doesn't even hit me until it's too late. I have to seriously get my shit together with school and start taking things seriously. I feel like such a failure right now. I don't want to think or talk about it and I just act so nonchalant when people bring up school, but I just want to tell them I fucked up and now I have to teach myself how to actually be a student all over again, without blaming it on my shitty high school or freshman year. It's just laziness, and it's fucking stupid.

I have to get help next semester and I should have this semester.

I keep feeling so upset because I let down my parents, even though I can't bring myself to tell them, and then I know that I have to do this for me, not them, and I get even more mad at myself because I dissapointed myself more than anything.

Saturday, December 16, 2006


Reflections on my night:

1. I am allergic to everclear. Oops. My back stopped hurting a little while ago though.

2. I am so giddy and happy about winter break for the following reasons:
a. Knitting carefree without doing so while not studying for something
b. Seeing Laura
c. Raking in the big bucks whilst house-sitting

3. I am also sooo glad this semester is over.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Busy busy busy

This last week has been pretty hectic, but not unbearable by any means.

This coming week may be another story. I have a final in classics on Friday, and in history on Saturday. I just keep telling myself it will all be over in less than a week, and then I am done with school for a month. It is weird to think that I am 1/3 done with college. That might not seem like a lot to other people, but it is for me. I should be halfway done by this time next year, or at the end of this summer at the earliest.

Knittingwise, things are going well. I have put Eleanor's blanket on the backburner until after the new year, because I am planning to gift it for her first birthday in March. I've had a random and sudden burst of energy for Christmas knitting, but I'm not going too crazy. I think I'll still be doing the half and half, and mostly the guys will be left over for next year's gifts (which is easier anyway!).
I have an awesome pair of socks that I am working on, and a zig-zag garter stitch scarf for Michael's mom. Both are of my own design/calculations/ideas, and both are currently working, so I have a confidence boost in the designing department right now.

That's about it until after finals I guess.