December, 2001



December 1st, 2001, 12:23 a.m. - Huh?

It's December...I'm in Pennsylvania...it's 60 degrees outside. What's wrong with this picture?


December 2nd, 2001, 12:12 a.m. - Read!

New stuff up! Woo-hoo! Check out fun and games. Please?

11:04 p.m. - Heh

Erin's Secret Sister (who we suspect is Leanne) left her a present in our bathroom--a hung Barbie doll. Apparently Barbie couldn't take being perfect anymore and decided to commit suicide. Oh, well. Erin will enjoy that.


December 3rd, 2001, 2:22 p.m. - Anticipation

Only four more days of classes! ROCK!


December 4th, 2001, 6:55 p.m. - Thanks for all the fish

Three more days of classes....

I would have written about this last night but I was helping to decorate for our school's hall-decorating contest and then Shellie was taking an extraordinarily long time typing stuff up on my computer, so I didn't get around to it. But last night I went to a Christmas party for all of the different worship teams at our advisor Elissa's house. We all brought white elephant gifts and picked numbers out of a hat (well, a plate). #1 got to pick any gift and open it. #2 could either take that gift from #1 (in which case #1 would get to pick and open another gift) or open a different gift. #3 could either steal #1 or #2's gift or pick his/her own, and so on and so on. A gift could only be stolen 3 times; the third time it would have to stay with the person who stole it. I stole a really cute clock and stuffed animals from Elissa, which were then stolen from me until they couldn't be stolen any more, then wound up with some travel kit with a toothbrush and toothpaste in it, then wound up with a gift no one would steal from me: a can of tuna. (Thanks, Chris.) I can't believe I went home with a freaking can of tuna!

9:49 p.m. - Brrrr

I just made a bazillion snowflakes for the hall-decorating contest. And the thing is, we're still not going to win. To win you have to make your snowflakes out of, like, real ice.


December 5th, 2001, 11:16 p.m. - Stress-free

Two more days!! Can you taste the excitement?

We all took a break tonight and played Taboo and Catchphrase, punctuated by Tootsie Roll fights. I just have to say that I'm so glad I'm not a freshman anymore. The first semester of your freshman year of college is one of the worst times of your life, and the freshmen in my building are freaking out. I'm glad that I've been through this before and am not worried. I kind of know what to expect now. Plus, I only have three finals, and only one of them is cumulative. At this point I couldn't care less about the tests. I just want this week to be over so I don't have to go to classes anymore!


December 6th, 2001, 7:56 p.m. - Woo-hoo!

I had my last Justice (yay!) and Abnormal Psychology (boo!) classes today. I'll miss Ab. Psych, but I definitely won't miss having to get up for it at 8:30.

We're currently waiting for the judges to arrive to judge our hall decorations for the contest. I have now made approximately 3,824,226,078,593 snowflakes.


December 7th, 2001, 2:10 p.m. - More anticipation

I'm pretty sure we didn't win the hall-decorating contest, but from what I've heard Ashlie and Kirsten's hall won. Yay for them!

NO MORE CLASSES!!! Another semester gone. Now I get to start a new count-down: 7 days till I get to go home....


December 8th, 2001, 11:06 p.m. - Here comes Santa Claus

Kim and Leanne and Erin and I went to the Brandywine River Museum today to see their Christmas stuff. There was a little market outside the museum with all sorts of stuff; we bought apples and soap and pumpkin butter and stuff like that. The museum was really nice. There's an Andrew Wyeth Gallery and a room with a huge train set. (Huge meaning really long, not big trains!) Unfortunately, it was really rainy and cold, so standing at the market outside was NOT fun. Also, Erin and I had been planning to get some work done today but that didn't happen. Oh, well.

6 days....


December 9th, 2001, 11:53 p.m. - So true

Quote of the day:
"Studying is the Anti-Christ."--Em


December 10th, 2001, 12:16 a.m. - Yeesh

I live with some very...entertaining people. There's some craziness here tonight. (Wait, did I say "some"? I meant "a boatload".)

11:38 p.m. - Nothing to do

My Science Tech final went pretty well (I'm not worried about it; in fact, like I told Tiffany, I really don't care that much about it anymore), and now I don't have anything else until Thursday. Yay!


December 11th, 2001, 1:16 p.m. - So true

Quote of the day:
Me: "My dad's...special. Not exactly technologically advanced."
Beppe: "No...not really...just like your cat can't fly and is not smart."

11:47 p.m. - Pretty please?

A message to all my friends and any other visitors who may pass through this site: sign my guestbook!!! Please? Only two people have signed. BTW, thanks to Cara for signing it forever ago, and as for Daniel...well...I don't think "thanks" is the word to use. How about...um..."narcissistic"?


December 12th, 2001, 5:49 p.m. - Anticipation

Two more days, two more exams....

5:51 p.m. - Hey, dude

Thanks, Joe, for signing my guestbook!


December 13th, 2001, 10:24 a.m. - Sleepy

Uggggg. I went to bed at a normal time last night but it took me forever to fall asleep (because I'm weird) and then there was a fire drill in D and the guys were being loud and then I finally fell asleep but I had to get up at quarter to sunrise so I could take an exam at 9 a.m. and now I just want to sit around and not do anything all day.

Which I can kind of do. How sad is it that it's 10:24 and I'm already done for the day? If I didn't have an exam tomorrow I could go HOME. Grrrrrr.

9:44 p.m. - We're in trouble...

We used to have this huge can pyramid out in our hallway (which we turned into a Christmas tree), and Shellie accidentally knocked it down tonight, so we ("we" being Shellie, Dawn, Jen, Sarah, and I) decided to stack them inside Kim and Leanne's door so that when they went into their room all of the cans would fall. Unfortunately...they didn't enjoy it as much as we did. They're trying to get us (even though they don't know we were behind it) to clean up the cans, and we refuse. (Our argument: we didn't knock them down!) All of the cans are out in the hallway now and Leanne seems to be taking out some of her frustration on them....

11:36 p.m. - Woo-hoo!

Erin is getting a printer/scanner dealie for Christmas, so after break I may have pics up on my site. (Fingers crossed.) In other news, I get to go home TOMORROW! And there was much rejoicing--yay!


December 14th, 2001, 9:31 p.m. - Smalls Church

Greetings from Virginia! So far I haven't seen any of my friends from here but I did see a couple of girls I went to high school with--one who's a senior this year (Jessie) and one who I graduated with (Krista). Falls Church is such a small town that you always run into people you know here, even when you're out for five minutes.


December 15th, 2001, 11:12 p.m. - I heart Beppe

I'm writing this from Beppe's house (on her weird, "cracked out" [tm Beppe] keyboard). We just got back from seeing "Harry Potter" (second time each) and we were reading Aaron's reactions to the movie and thought we should comment: Beppe says Slytherin isn't evil, just misguided. I agree: not everyone in Slytherin is evil; some of them are but that has nothing to do with the fact that they're in Slytherin. Plus, Harry was possibly supposed to be in Slytherin (the Sorting Hat wanted to put him there), and to say that Harry is evil is blasphemy!!! (Well, okay, not really, but it's close enough.) Anyway, Slytherin is a house, not a person, so it can't really be evil. Unless it's the house from House of Leaves, but that's another story....

Beppe would also like to add that anyone who has seen the movie but hasn't read the book doesn't know what they're talking about. So maybe you should read the book, Aaron! :) The book tells you a lot that the movie doesn't.

Beppe and I are both in love with the actor who plays Oliver Wood (the guy who teaches Harry about Quidditch), and we both have a strange fascination with Snape, even though he's not the...nicest of characters. (I just love Alan Rickman, that's all.) Beppe's obsessed with Scotland, and since the actor who plays Wood is Scottish, she's happy.

11:18 p.m.

Beppe and I think we should go on The Amazing Race. We would probably banter and make jokes for the cameras the whole time, but I think it would be a lot of fun.


December 18th, 2001, 1:29 p.m. - Bleh

Wow. Things are really boring around here.


December 20th, 2001, 4:06 p.m. - Bleh some more

There's nothing to do in Smalls Church. Grrrr. I'm going to the mall with Cara in about an hour; I'm hoping that'll actually be exciting. Otherwise this whole day is a bust.


December 21st, 2001, 12:52 a.m. - Volcanooooo!

I tagged along while Cara did some Christmas shopping, and then we ate at the Rainforest Café. We got this dessert called the Volcano--it's a bunch of brownies with a stack of ice cream scoops and it has a sparkler coming out of the top of it. Every time a waiter or waitress brings one out he/she has to shout, "VOLCANO!" and the other waiters cheer. It's kind of embarrassing. Plus, the sparkler singed my arm, which wasn't very enjoyable.

After the mall we went back to Cara's, and Beppe was online, so she invited her over for a little while. We watched Cara kill Nazis on her computer (in "Return to Castle Wolfenstein"), and we were all kind of hyper, so it was pretty funny. Now I think it's time for bed.

11:51 a.m. - I see rings

My mother woke me up at 9 to ask if I wanted to go see the Olympic torch, which was being carried through our city. The only reason I didn't go was because I was half-awake. Thanks, Mom, for letting me sleep at least seven hours.

10:57 p.m. - How wonderful life is, now you're in the world

Okay, I just saw Moulin Rouge. That's such an awesome movie. You can take it one of two ways: either it's the craziest, corniest, cheesiest thing you've ever seen, or it's a sweet, romantic story with amazing music and scenery. I chose to take it the second way. But I can definitely see how people could take it the first way. Also, I'm going to have to add Ewan McGregor to my list of Men Whose Babies I Want to Have. (The list already consists of Jonathan Jackson, Coltin Scott, Tyler Christopher, Ingo Rademacher, James Marsters, Sean Patrick Thomas, and James Marsden.) He's really a hottie in the movie. I didn't think I would like him, because he looks kind of like Tobey Maguire, who I don't enjoy very much, but I definitely like him now.


December 22nd, 2001, 2:43 p.m. - Movie critic

I just got back from seeing Ocean's 11, which is one of the best movies I've ever seen. Everyone should go see it. Now!


December 24th, 2001, 9:44 p.m. - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! I hope Santa visits all of you.


December 25th, 2001, 3:13 p.m. - Though it's been said many times, many ways...

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone remembers the true meaning of today (and it's NOT the birth of Santa)....

11:33 p.m. - My mind at work

I got some...interesting presents today. I got the Ultimate Scream DVD set, a calendar, an EZ Pass (so I don't have to pay tolls when I drive back and forth from PA!), and a subscription to Writer's Digest, which I never would have paid for myself because I'm kind of afraid of writing magazines. Anything that can tell me what I'm doing wrong is scary to me.

I'm listening to the radio and the Police song "Roxanne" just came on and I can only think of two things: 1) the recent Friends episode where Phoebe sings, "Roooooooss can!" to the tune of "Roxanne", and 2) "El Tango de Roxanne" from Moulin Rouge. Those two have ruined the song for me! (Not that I was in love with it or anything.) For the rest of my life when I hear this song I'll think of Phoebe and Ewan McGregor. Not that there's anything wrong with that....


December 28th, 2001, 12:02 a.m. - Boo

Ugggggg. I haven't felt well all day and I still don't feel well, and I'm really mad that I might be getting sick because I'm doing so much stuff this weekend. In no particular order I am meeting my brother's girlfriend for the first time, seeing Lord of the Rings, and going to a party at Cara's. Hope I don't get everyone else sick, too....

5:06 p.m. - Woo-hoo!

Fortunately I'm not sick (yay!) and my brother's girlfriend is very sweet. We spent most of the day with them. Their Christmas presents to us were gift certificates to amazon.com, so I went and ordered the Moulin Rouge DVD. Huzzah! I love that movie.

I'm headed over to Cara's in about an hour and a half to see some friends I haven't seen since the summer. Funness.


December 29th, 2001, 5:02 p.m. - I'm so shallow

Ahhh, Viggo Mortenson. I love you.


December 30th, 2001, 3:14 p.m. - More from Beppe

Beppe called me from work and said that we should go on The Amazing Race as lesbians who are not involved with each other. (Well, she didn't call me from work just to say that; that would've been weird.) Please be advised that the conversation was not just about that; it had a direction and wound up in that place after a few minutes, not just immediately. Please also be advised that Beppe works in retail, it's five days after Christmas, and she's been working all day. Helps put that into perspective, doesn't it? :)

Three days till I get gift certificates from my brothers and can go buy the new Karen Robards and Dean Koontz novels....



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