Wednesday, November 15, 2006


So, keeping with the list theme, here's a new one.

I've been thinking a little lately about how I miss University. Maybe its because a lot of my part-time staff are uni students, but I miss that different kind of stress and pressure...I learned how to play the university game, and learning the 'real world' one makes me miss it.

Here are the things I miss about university:

*The Vortex
*Playing games in the vortex....ah, and I'll never forget the day the automatic door was on the fritz...
*Speaking spanish
*DEST events
*Rez parties
*Going out every night except Mondays my first year
*The corner desk on floor 9 of the library tower
*Wisdom's seminar's
*Kobe beef
*Slurpees from the stor...K do you remember the old name for it??
*Fridays at Max's
*GNST 500 debates
*Finishing a big paper
*Studying outside in the spring
*Online National editorial meetings for Undercurrent
*The campus in the fall

I'm sure there are many more things I will think of, but I'm tired so I'm off to bed.

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Monday, November 13, 2006

It's been a while..

Ok so I know that it's been forever and this a different kind of post, but my life is crazy yet boring at the same time. I have a new job and I'm working 10 hour days 6 days a week and likely will be until this is what you get!

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain (and I've climbed numerous I get bonus points?)
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg (no, but I've stood on a glacier)
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon (ok so it was at a carnival nd it only went up about 70 or 80 counts!)
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne (and it gets me into trouble)
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse (I'm with Kristen....although I think I was betting loonies on the chucks not nickles...)
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run (only in a game with friends though, not a 'real' game)
36Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking.
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk. (Haven't we all??)
42. Had amazing friends (yep, still do!)
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country (remember one in particular who kept spinning me around and then trying to pull me in and kiss me when I was off balance, that dance lasted about 2 spins before I took off!)
44. Watched wild whales (there were tons of them off the coast of mexico when I was there last year.)
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe.
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke ( I don't sing in public anymore though. Learned THAT lesson!)
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured an ancient site
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played Dungeons & Dragons for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently well enough to have a decent conversation
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised (raising) children (child)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking (every day actually)
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart (I knew at the time that it was best, but he didn't...he's getting married next summer though, so it all worked out!)
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper (I was on the front page when we met Prince Edward in London)
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about (I'd like to think so)
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach (only with the bottom of my foot....does that count?)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad (Parts of it)
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language (one of the most amazing 'conversations' I've even had was with my host 'mom' in Japan...we had a good dictionary!)
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life (maybe one day, since I know first aid and all)