Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Things That Would Probably Be More Fun To Spend My Afternoon Doing Than Thesis Research

1. Painting
2. Working on the quilt
3. Making cookies
4. Reading my Laure R. King book
5. Catching up on lists

Monday, August 30, 2004

Random Words That I Like

1. Sneakers
2. Polo
3. Astronomy
4. Cease
5. Squishy

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Keys To Fabulous Pancakes

1. Low heat
2. Clean off gridle/pan in between batches
3. Re-grease (lightly) in between batches
4. Keep warm in the oven until ready to eat
5. Top with real maple syrup

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Important Things To Do

1. Register to vote
2. Learn about the issues
3. Learn about the candidates
4. Watch speeches/debates
5. Vote!

Friday, August 27, 2004

American Women's Teams That Totally Kicked Butt In The Olympics And Didn't Get Nearly The Attention They Deserved

1. Basketball
2. Soccer
3. Softball
4. 4x400m relay
5. Water Polo

Thursday, August 26, 2004

My Favorite New Activities

1. Biking
2. Reading J.D. Robb books
3. Working on the quilt
4. Avoiding my thesis research
5. Attending live sporting events

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

A New Semester

1. 2 classes
2. 1 independent study
3. Senior Design TA
4. Thesis research
5. Thesis writing

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Split Pea Soup

1. Split peas
2. Carrots
3. Water
4. Seasoning
5. Ham

Monday, August 23, 2004

So My Dad Took Me To A Baseball Game

1. We went to see the Tigers play
2. We were really close to the field
3. We ate hot dogs and pretzles
4. We had a totally fun time
5. And the Tigers actually won!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2004

A Road Adventure with Nate

1. Road trip to Holland to retrieve my cell phone charger
2. Tire blows out
3. Tow truck guy gets spare on
4. Walmart replaces the tire
5. Back on the road to Holland, only 3 hours later

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Why I Love Abby, By Maddie

1. She's cute
2. She's happy
3. She has kitties
4. She's cute
5. She's winkle-worthy

Thanks again, Mad-girl!

Friday, August 20, 2004

Bad Announcer Quotes From Men's Gymnastics

1. He's a very good driver and his car is still working
2. That's going to hit him like a mallet over the head
3. This could be a coming out party for Korean gymnastics
4. If he wants to dream for the moon....
5. The air came out of the balloon, and with those mighty lungs from the midwest, he filled it back up

Thanks to Maddie for the list!

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Things We Can Get Now That The Kitties Are Declawed

1. Futon cover and pillows
2. Rugs
3. Curtains
4. Nice couch blanket
5. Cushions for dining room chairs

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

It's The End Of The Summer As We Know It

1. Last week with Becky
2. Moving back to Toledo
3. Buying books for school
4. Finishing my last painting project
5. Putting my class schedule in to my PDA

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Happy Birthday To Me!

1. Wood carving tools and book from Binnie
2. A book of logic puzzles from Nate
3. Tools from my parents
4. Cds from Becky
5. Birthday Cake Remix ice cream sundae, with singing

Monday, August 16, 2004

Some Country Music Videos Are Just Annoying

1. Terri Clark's "Girls Lie Too"
2. Faith Hill's "Breathe"
3. Gretchen Wilson's "Red Neck Woman"
4. Joe Nichols' "If Nobody Believed In You"
5. Shania Twain "When You Kiss Me"

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Instruments I Wish I Could Play

1. Banjo
2. Mandolin
3. Piano
4. Accordian
5. Bagpipes

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Notes To NBC Regarding Olympic Coverage

1. We want to see women competing as well as men
2. We want to see non-US dominated events
3. We don't want to hear stupid commentators
4. We want to see (and hear) as little of Bob Costa as possible
5. We don't need the sob stories

Friday, August 13, 2004

Opening Ceremonies Of The Olympics

1. Big puddle of water
2. Sculptures played by real people
3. Gigantic twirling mask
4. Flicking off Bob Costa... a lot
5. Falling asleep and missing the rest

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Great Things About August

1. My birthday
2. Bare feet
3. Sunshine
4. Lazy afternoons
5. New school supplies

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Today Was A Day

1. Putting together furniture
2. Movie with Binnie, Maddie and Mom
3. More furniture putting together
4. The modem breaking
5. The toilet breaking

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

An IKEA Trip With Mom

1. The early start
2. The bag of Becky surprises
3. The Swedish meatball experience
4. The coffee table controversy
5. The great packing challenge

Monday, August 09, 2004

Kevin The Dental Hygenist...

1. Had really really really white teeth
2. Was impressed with my excessive saliva
3. Praised me for good brushing patterns
4. Let me avoid the gaggy flouride treatments
5. Gave me 2 little things of floss with my free toothbrush in a gift bag

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Spiritual Things To Do On Sunday Other Than Attend Church

1. Walk in the woods
2. Meditate
3. Write in a journal
4. Watch children play
5. Nap in a sun spot

Saturday, August 07, 2004

Amy And Wayde's Wedding

1. Matt's driving!
2. The Wesolowski/Winter School of Love
3. Detailed drawings in the guest book
4. Twirl Amy, twirl!
5. Amy and Tim... no, Tim and Scott... no, Amy and Wayde

Friday, August 06, 2004

Wedding Attendance Preparations

1. Selecting the appropriate outfit
2. Buying the gift
3. Enhancing the gift
4. Contemplating what the dress will look like
5. Finding the directions

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Party With My Parents

1. Showing off Becky's apartment
2. Out to dinner at Applebee's
3. Trip to the beach
4. Cake batter ice cream
5. Fun shopping

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Preparation For A Parental Visit

1. Clean the scum out of the bathroom
2. Stock the cupboards with healthy food
3. Wash the dishes (including the creatures growing on the left-over container)
4. Do the laundry that you haven't done for 4 weeks
5. Remove all traces of the Pizza Hut/Wendy's/KFC diet that you live on

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

What To Get Your Totally Alternative Friends Who Are Getting Married In A Real Church

1. Something normal
2. Something original
3. Something useful
4. Something creative
5. Something black

Monday, August 02, 2004

Classes Start In Three Weeks

1. Register for classes
2. Pay for classes
3. Get books
4. Get binders and paper
5. Get settled back in Toledo

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Fabulous Subversive Bumperstickers

1. Just say NO to sex with pro-lifers
2. What if the Hokey-Pokey IS what it's all about?
3. If you are born again, do you have 2 belly buttons?
4. Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your church
5. Just because you have one doesn't mean you have to act like one

~From Northern Sun