Thursday, February 24, 2005

THAT'S where I left it...

My friend Holly told me a HILARIOUS story today in class that I wish to share with all. Laugh, cause it's me :-)

Holly's mom is a labor & delivery nurse. A woman came in one day that was, well, rather large and fat. She needed a C-section, so this meant that they had to dig through her rolls; yes, her FAT rolls. In this process of digging, they found...a twinkie. Horribly confused, they took it out, and the fat woman said, "Oh!" She had apparently lost a twinkie a couple of weeks ago, and wasn't quite sure where it went.

Mmmm...twinkie...anybody hungry??

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Babies, muscles, and Pride & Prejudice

Random thoughts of the day:

  • Today is my sister's birthday, so I called her and heard my wittle 5-month-old nephew Cade being all fussy because he's really sick. Babies!!! I'm all about babies as of late. I saw a little girl in the library running about and she was a wearing a cute pink sweater with a plaid pink skirt, pink tights, and little black boots. Why do we let babies get away with bad fashion and call it cute? I mean, Erika looks good in pink and all, but if she ran around in that all-pink outfit, we'd send her to Stacy & Clinton in a heartbeat! "What are you? Buffy the fashion slayer?"
  • So I've been doing yoga reguarly and taking a dance class this semester, and, after the first 3 or so weeks of the semester when I was constantly sore and I got over the pain, I've been finding new muscles. My triceps aren't AS flabby as they once were, my gluts and hamstrings are getting all toned and such, and my lower-back muscles are FREAKIN HUGE!!! Well, comparitively so, but they're still big! When I noticed that I had fabulous, new muscles back there, I first thought that my lower back was swollen, cause I usually get a lot of lower back pain. Not any more!!! I'd just like to say that this is all due to Erika! She's my yoga master, my chi-centering yogi, who first got me into yoga! Erika, you rock my socks!!! (and my new back muscles!) :-)
  • Leah & I stayed up until 5am this morning watching "Pride and Prejudice". We were only gonna watch half, but we got sucked in. And I came to the conclusion that I am Elizabeth Bennett, finding all the Wickhams, and mocking them all. Where's my Darcy??? Where is my Darcy to sit there all brooding-like and stare at me from across the room, thinking, "I want that"? Where is my Darcy to make me hate me, then profess his love to me, and then make me fall in love with him? Where is my Darcy??? I'm all giddy now and I want to wear pretty empire waist dresses, go to balls and dance, and marry Mr. Darcy! But, alas, no. I'm am left with the Wickhams, who don't want to committ and treat me like trash. *sigh*

That's all.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Love sucks!

Happy, stinky Valentine's Day.
A quick anecdote about the most horrid and gag-me display of "love" I witnessed today in the JSB. So I get out of my religion class, there's hundreds of people in the hall way moving like cattle at about a mile an hour, and I see a guy hand a girl a flower, get down on his knee and saw quietly and very fast, "Willyoumaryme?" I laughed and thought, I HOPE that was a joke...but it wasn't. Seriously! Who does that!?! I hope that poor girl said no! Shoot, I would. Tell him no, and MAYBE I'll think about it if you think about proposing properly. Imagine telling the grandkids the story of how grandad and gramma got engaged. "Well, sonny, gramma & I had just gotten out of class in the JSB on Valentine's Day when..." Ugh...getting nauseated and disturbed just thinking about it.
Later that night in my yoga class, my instructor was commenting how probably not a lot of people would be there because of it being Valentine's Day and all, and I said only us lonely folk would be here. And she so happy and all-encouraging like said, "Don't worry. It'll happen for you." Yeah, right, as soon as your mom gets down the size of a regular Target as opposed to a Super-Target, that's when "it'll happen for me."
Heh. I'm bitter.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Hotel Rwanda

In the late spring and summer months of 1994, over 1 million people were murdered, tourtured, impaled, raped, and hacked to death with machetes in Rwanda, and nobody noticed. When thousands upon thousands of bodies started washing up in Lake Victoria, nobody noticed. The conflict that occured was simply considered to be a "third world incident", and not deemed worthy of intervention which required man power and money. This was a genocide worthy of recognition and the men, women, and children, human beings just like you and me who have families, who laugh, cry, and have human experiences, were worthy victims who needed to be save. Unfortunately, they were left to die. How could "the Western powers" have let this happen?
I went and saw "Hotel Rwanda" Thursday night, the story of one man, his courage and strength, trying to save about 1275 people who took up refuge in his hotel once the genocide started. I was inspired and touched, and in the midst of uncontrolable tears from the saddess I felt, I also felt anger for the atrocities and tragic deaths and tortures that we let happen.
Go see this movie. Take someone with you. Educate yourself about what is going on in the world today. It should not be acceptable that the death of over 1 million went unnoticed in 1994, and is still not noticed, accepted, or remembered today.
"We have to become the change we want to see in the world," said Mahatna Ghandi. Read about these atrocities and the story depicted in "Hotel Rwanda" and get involved in the fight for human rights. Yes, you and I are small, but we can make a difference. Become more informed and believe that you can have an impact if you just try.

In reference to the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel in 2005 said that, "If the world had listened we may have prevented Darfur, Cambodia, Bosnia and naturally Rwanda."

During his speech to the UN Commission of Human Rights on the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda held in 2004, UN Secretary-GeneralKofi Annan said, "Let serious about preventing genocide. Only so can we honour the victims whom we remember today. Only so can we save those who might be victims tomorrow."

Official "Hotel Rwanda" site with information regarding the Rwanda genocide and the story behind the movie:

Amnesty International, where you can get involved in furthering the fight for human rights worldwide:

Information from the Prevent Genocide International's site concerning the Genocide Convention held by the United Nations in 1948:

Friday, February 04, 2005

heck yes!

Napoleon Dyanamite(Please rate my quiz)

Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you?

i KNEW i was a geek at heart! now i have validation. sweet. now i'm gonna go get my chapstick. my lips hurt REAL BAD!

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

this is the first day of the rest of my life...

and then a volcano erupts and immediately your skin evaporates and your brain explodes and you're charcoalized...i'm just waiting for a similar fate, as my life slowly presses in on me and I sit waiting for something note worthy to happen...i am going to Italy in the spring...and i will be at the foot of mt. vesuvius...hmmmm??

anyways, enough of my incessant here's why i decided to start a blog...

  • all the REALLY cool people have one, and i'm such a follower
  • beats doing homework right now!
  • just to add something else to keep up with trying to figure ovid out, reading book after book about people killing each other, and trying to figure out why i have to take theory
  • because your mom made me and threatened to sit on me if i didn't
  • i felt that my life, as well as my favorities folder, was imcomplete without one
  • AND to have more oppurtunities to make jon blush :-), compliment leah, and generally insult everyone else's mom

and they're off!!!!!