Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pop Quiz

WHAT is your quest???

Monday, March 29, 2010

Thanks Anyway

I went job hunting today and felt like I was a girl scout all over again. My mom would always buy a ton of extra boxes of girl scout cookies; not for us, but to sell door-to-door because people are much more likely to buy them if they get to eat them right away. You always had the same format to follow when trying to sell to a customer: "Hello sir/ma'am! Would you like to buy some girl scout cookies?" "Sorry, but I [insert excuse here]". And you would always have to say, "Thanks anyway!" Even if their excuse was a crock of shit or they were rude to you. "Thanks for dashing all my hopes and dreams!"
Well basically every place I went today looking for a job answered my, "Are you guys hiring right now?" with a, "Well, we're always accepting applications." Not an outright NO, but gettin' there. Almost makes me wish I could go back to the days of toting my red wagon full of cookies. At least if I didn't sell them I'd have something with which to bury my sorrows.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kansas State vs. Xavier

Enough said.

The True Meaning of Spring Break

So far this break, I've barely had time to slow down. I've been on the move everyday whether I was at the gym, downtown, at a friend's house, meeting a friend for coffee, or running errands. Don't get me wrong, because I've been so busy this break has been one of the best yet. I've seen everybody I've wanted to see and honestly, words can't express how happy I am about that, but I haven't really had a whole day to just relax. So, I have deemed today my lazy day and I couldn't be more excited. The only problem: there isn't a SVU marathon on :(

Shannon-I hope How I Met Your Mother is treating you well...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

You Stay Classy, San Diego.

I'M IN SAN DIEGO RIGHT NOW! Isn't that exciting? It's absolutely beautiful down here. Love the people, love the weather, love the sights. That doesn't really convey how awesome it is, but sometimes words just don't do it justice. Ha. Just. Justice. Okay I'm done now.

Monday, March 22, 2010

And They Were All Yellow

Yesterday I spent pretty much the entire day in the car; got up at 8am and hit the road at 9. My knees and butt were finally relieved of sitting down at about 6pm when I got home. Nevertheless, it was quite an enjoyable time. Shannon, David and I mused about bug splattered guts on the windshield (and how some were all yellow), rocked out to some good ol' fashioned classic rock, grooved with some oldies and got stared down by a boyscout in Jack-In-The-Box. We even got to check out Shannon's vivacious bachelorette pad in San Pedro, near L.A. All in all, it was an excellent trip, and a fantabulous beginning to spring break.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Gym

Since it's way too expensive to use daily passes at Club Sport over breaks, I took advantage of a one week FREE pass to Express Fitness. Let me tell you, though it's not as great as Club Sport, it isn't bad! My only complaint: the place is CRAWLING with high school kids. I never realized how many high school kids there are around my town. I guess I never noticed, because not too long ago, I was one of them. I must have been so obnoxious...well more obnoxious than I am now.

PS Kyle and Dave: How about Kansas?

Friday, March 19, 2010

I think it's important that I come to terms with the fact that I'm one of those "I'd lose my head if it weren't attached to my body" people. What are some other words for it? Scatterbrained, absent-minded.. you get the general idea. I now declare COMING TO TERMS! (not bankruptcy)
Also, Happy Birthday to Kyle! Welcome to the 20 or over club :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Molecule Madness

Because I have a chemistry final in a couple days, I spent today studying the chemistry behind March Madness. Turns out there wasn't any, just a ton of excellent basketball games.

Not So Stand Up Comedy

Yesterday I had two finals; physics first, the later one Organic Chemistry. Anyways, I showed up to my second final a few minutes early to pick a seat in one of the lab rooms. To start off, these rooms are not good rooms to take tests in. There are no desks really, but long bench tables with drawers along the entire sides, hence there was no room to put your legs under the table. With your legs of to the side, you had to sit on these little stools that force you to lean over the table awkwardly (can't be good for your back twisting and hunching over). Well fortunately for some students, they didn't have to sit awkwardly on these stools because they got to STAND during their final. That's right, there weren't enough seats for everyone, so about five students had to take a two hour O-Chem test standing up. I thought learning to count was done in preschool, apparently it's not important in organic chemistry.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Don't you love technology? Now, we are able to listen to music all day, everyday, with our handy dandy I-Pods. We don't need to worry about talking to the person next to us on the bus. We can get our e-mails and Facebook notifications the second they are sent. Iphones and Blackberrys now allow us to basically carry computers in our pockets. Our phones are pretty much like 24 hour GPS locators. Our friends can contact us at any time. So, instead of working on our social skills and enjoying the company of our friends and family, we can isolate ourselves in our internet identities. Man, I love technology.

Radio Flyer

Danielle saw the coolest car of our lives today while we were downtown. It was basically a red, wagon-shaped car with a couch as the seat and some black pipe-looking stuff on the front to make it look like the handle part you would normally pull. It looked a lot like this:


Monday, March 15, 2010

Master Plan

Who's bright idea was it to give us tests in all our classes, in the same week, some on the same day, that are all worth a significant portion of our grade? What good can possibly come from that??

Here's my proposition: I'm going to run for governor, and you are all going to vote for me. Then I'm going to burn down all the schools (which I won't include in my party platform), probably get recalled, but what are they going to do about the schools? What's done is done, right? They'll all be ashes! MUHAHAHA

You Be the Judge

I was laying on the floor of my room with the radio on when I heard a knock. I told them to come in, and saw it was Asha. However, I had just done my work-out, so I was laying on the floor of my room with my shirt off, draped over my face to shade my eyes from the light, and a Taylor Swift song was playing on the radio. Needless to say, it was a bit awkward when the door was opened.

You Don't Smoke Do You?

Today was a beautiful day, so I went just outside my apartment to do some studying while enjoying the weather. As I was sitting there I noticed a man ride up on a bike, stop at the beginning of the sidewalk, look around, and then continued into the apartment complex. About 10 minutes later he came back out, paused at the same spot, and then looked at me, and asked if I smoke. When I politely declined he said, "No problem" and rode off. Now whether he was trying to sell me the weed he couldn't sell his client at our apartment complex, or if he wanted a light or a cigarette, I will never know.

Spring Ahead

This is an e-mail that my Shakespeare class received after our lecture.

Dear Students of ENL 117B
I'm sorry I missed class today--I went jogging instead. I had forgotten about the time change.
Cordially, W.S.

How Not To Make An Entrance

Every one knows what it's like to enter a class late. You try and walk in and hope that you don't draw too much attention to yourself as you try to find a seat, most likely the first one you find in the very back. Unfortunately, for one gentlemen today, he did pretty much the opposite. About 15 minutes into lecture, someone tried to sneakily step over a row of seats as to avoid squeezing past several people trying to attentively take notes. However, he must have mistepped as the entire class looked to see someone slowly stumbling and flailing loudly. However, this was not a brief slip up; this fall lasted several seconds (in what seemed like slow motion) as he lost his footing and books and finally landed with his face on back of the seats in the row in front of him. He tried to brush himself off find and chuckled a little bit too as he finally found his seat trying to face the hundreds of faces staring at him. I would have expected a bow after that magnificent feat.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Not Study Time is Good Time

So yesterday David and I got bored. Which, in my opinion, is perfectly understandable considering we were trying to study for finals WAY too early and were also the only ones in our apartment all day. With that said, we decided to alleviate our boredom in random ways. For example, we stacked a bunch of blue and red plastic cups on our countertop in various configurations - finally settling on a design that spelled out 'Davis' in red cups surrounded by a blue cup background. We also built huge cup towers, and even set up that carnival game where you try to knock down a pyramid of cups with a ball. It was fun, but only took up about a half hour of our time. Oh well. In our eyes, it was time well spent.

To Study, Or Not To Study?

In spite of the fact that finals are coming up, I've had a pretty fun weekend so far. Friday: Shutter Island and beer pong, Saturday: Redrum shake from Amber and lacrosse party, and then today I'm taking a friend out to lunch, hopefully going to see Alice in Wonderland, and then going out to dinner for Kyle's birthday! I did get a lot of studying done yesterday, though.. so it's not just fun and games. Plus there's always Monday for studying. I think the main point is that a good balance of hard work and recreation is the best way to prepare for finals.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Music and Weather Sometimes Go Hand in Hand

Today was a Jack Johnson day. I love Jack Johnson days.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

When You Know Something Is Out to Get You

Sometimes procrastinating seems to catch up to you. In my case, it is happening as I type this blog, but not in a good "I wanna be distracted so I'm gonna do something pointless like play Pac-Man or lay on the floor for no reason" sort of way. I had all day (actually all week) to do my chemistry post-lab, but I decided to put it off until today, you know, the uge. (sp? -- Jaclyn?). Anyways, so I FINALLY started to do it around 6 o'clock, knowing full well that I had a referee pizza party get-together to attend at 8:30pm. But I figured I had enough time. Right as I started it, I texted a friend to see if I could get a ride to the party later. He said he was going early to play basketball if I wanted to go. Of course I did! I mean, shooting hoops beats the hell out of lame old chemistry. Plus, I'll have time to do it when I get back, I thought. Boy was I wrong. Got back around 10pm and started to do my post-lab. However, I didn't get far; I tried to log onto the 'MyUCDavis' site (where the chemistry lab site is) but for some reason unbeknownst to everyone on the entire freaking planet, the site is down with a service error or some crap. I mean, that site has NEVER crashed in my whole history of life at college. Wow, just wow. GG (good game) "anti-procrastination" man, you just proved a point to me. But I won't get around to learning from it until later.

Drawing Parallels

In baseball, as most people know, a tie always goes to the runner. I was thinking about that while I was playing Ms. Pac Man the other day and I came to a very interesting conclusion. If you are rounding a corner and it looks like you may have a slight chance to possibly avoid the ghost, you're wrong. In Ms. Pac Man, the tie always goes to the ghost. Starting to think that "Drawing Parallels" isn't the best title for this post as the two points have nothing to do with each other. Maybe "Drawing Perpendiculars" would have been better...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Brief Narrative

Today I had one of the best naps ever- right in chemistry class. Then I inhaled chalk in my physics lab (accidentally of course). Oh... and for those of you who are curious - the CoHo makes a most delicious sausage egg and cheese bagel sandwich.

Trapt... Not Just A Band

Yesterday after NPB I walked over to the buses and got on the one that said D. I went all the way to the back and sat next to the window, listening to my music and staring off into space. Pretty soon the entire bus was full, with people crammed in the aisles. It was at this point that I looked around and realized that nobody on the bus looked familiar. Turns out they changed the "D" to a "J" after I had gotten on. We still had a few minutes before we had to leave, but I thought about having to sqeeze my way all the way to the front of the bus (they close the door near the back.. thanks guys) and decided that I would just ride the J loop and use the time to study. I ended up being really productive so I guess it was a good thing.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Vague Much?

I was totally going to David, but it's a story I feel slightly ashamed of. So therefore I cannot tell it. Let's just say that I felt REALLY stupid after it happened. And for the rest of the day. The end.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Weekend Post

I just noticed that on weekends, we don't really write about anything that happened during the day in our blogs. You'd think that we were most active on the weekends and something fun or exciting happens, but no. Even if we all did do something together, we still don't really write about it; probably because we were all together when it happened. I dunno, I just thought I'd write about something for this weekend because nobody has yet...

Friday, March 5, 2010

People You Don't Say Hi To

I keep seeing the same random kid around campus. I recognize him from a make-up lab I attended a couple weeks ago. In the past two days, I must have seen him walking / biking by me at least 7 times. It's ridiculous.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Finders NOT Keepers

Yes, I lost my phone because I'm a dumbass and I was texting in class.. probably had the phone in my lap or something. But this post is to pay tribute to the hilarious messages left on it by David and Kyle. Just to give you an idea as to their content, one of them was Blockbuster video telling me that I needed to return the pornos I rented. They were apparently overdue. The employee who called was even courteous enough to repeat the titles of them!

Thank you, Kyle and David, for your hilarious contributions to my otherwise mediocre day.

Line 'Em Up, Knock 'Em Down

Today in my European History class we talked about the English Reformation under King Henry VIII. During his reign from 1509 to 1547, the English monarch was married to six different women. There's even a cool rhyme to remember their fate: divorced, beheaded, died... divorced, beheaded, survived. Anyways, this guy was a ladies man. But out of all the comments made about the king's sex life, the best came from my professor. She simply summarized the reign of Henry VIII as "bang bang shabang".

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Good Samaritan

I thought the bus ride back from class today would be like all the others: me, listening to my ipod in silence, casually peering around at my fellow bus-mates until we parted ways at our respective stops. For the most part, that was true, but something unexpected happened. A girl sitting across from me got off at one of the stops before mine (obviously cuz I saw her leave). I glanced over as the bus was rumbling away to notice a pink phone in her place. Damn, she forgot it. Losing your phone straight up sucks. I grabbed it off her seat and fumbled through it, trying to find her name so I could look her up on Facebook or something to return it to her; I was skeptical about giving it to the bus driver. To make a long post short, the phone rang when I got off the bus (Restricted number) so I answered it to hear a worried girl ask, "My phone?..." I'll bet she was relieved when I casually remarked that I had it in safe condition and she could meet me to pick it up right away. I didn't even demand a reward (not that any was required). Well, she came and picked it up, said thank you a thousand times and drove off. I'll probably never see her again. Oh well. I just think it's funny how this is a big deal - somebody actually getting their phone back when losing it. Because we've all heard the stories of how people lose their phones and never get them back; the people who found it never answer the hundreds of calls, texts or voicemails, even if they are threatening. Why don't people just do the right thing and return something that isn't theirs? Society would be a much better place if they did. P.S. to make this post longer, Shannon lost her phone today too, but was informed that she could pick it up at the Young Hall Office. Small world I guess, and maybe there aren't as many bad people in the world as we think.

Children! Roll Your Way to Childhood Obesity!

For those of you that do not watch Friends, that was a Friends reference. Anyway, yesterday I went to Walmart to do my weekly grocery shopping. As I was walking around the aisles, I noticed that there were numerous kids rolling around on Heelys. I don't know if it was just me, but I thought that trend was long gone! However, I did notice, that the kids on wheels were all overweight. Maybe it's not my place, but I think they could use the extra, strenuous, exercise of walking to get from destination A to destination B instead of rolling there...

I Am Sympathetic To The Bear

Okay so this happened Friday but I forgot to blog about it so Harry told me to blog it today. I was in NPB and we must have been talking about fight or flight or something because this one girl raised her hand and was like, "So.. you know when you get nervous, you pee, right?" She then quickly added that it was cats she was talking about, not humans. I'm thinking it was secretly a personal experience question.