Monday, May 23, 2011

...and I will whisper, "No."


Have you ever seen a dorkier smile? Or a more disinterested boyfran?

 The end of the year is nigh. For many this means lounging around in the warm sun, taking advantage of the extended daylight hours and partying...le sigh.

For others this means heightened hysteria, increasingly-overlapping schedules as professors battle for superiority, and only seeing the sun through windows on long days. I'm extremely selfish when it comes to my free time, so you can imagine how grumpy I have been lately when what little free time I have has been spent doing extra assignments (or doing assignments whose due dates have been bumped forward by several days). I've barely had time to go to the bathroom the last few weeks, and profs are demanding that I reschedule my days to accommodate their changes. Fortunately, as the quarter ends next week, I don't think they will have a chance to ask for any more changes. If they do, I will probably just say, "AW HELLZZZZZ ta the NO!"

Some sad news. A few weeks ago our darling Benji Dog got very, very sick. After a week at the vet, he was put to sleep. I am obviously very sad about this, as he was half the reason I went home. It breaks my heart that I will never come home to his frantic little nails clattering on the floor as he raced up to pee with excitement any time I came home.


Rest in peace, The Benji Dog. You will be forever loved and missed.


In happy news, my mom decided to get another Wheaten Terrier. Usually I don't support "replacing" pets, as they can't REALLY be replaced, and half the time you end up hating the other pet because it can't possibly live up to your expectations. However, my mom had been wanting a puppy for a long time, and this particular breed is famous for having all the traits we love in a dog (basically, I don't like dogs, but these are awesome). I'm pretty stoked that she committed - even if it was expensive. Introducing her new pup, Pig Fffffffin:


Yes, that's a reference to Waking Ned Divine, the greatest movie ever made. 

She got off work early to pick him up in Pasco, and I'm anxiously awaiting more pictures. As I can't afford to spend as much money as mom did to get one of these little guys, I am secretly hoping that she won't have time for him and will pass him off to me (a girl can dream, right?!). Some day I'll have a home and enough money to get one. d.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

UPDATE: MAY DAY MAY DAY!, now with pictures!

I don't blog much these days, for a lot of reasons, but mostly it's because I'm lazy and not committed to producing a quality post at regular intervals. However, here are some updates which you may or may not find exciting:

I have a boyfran. His name is Michael. He calls me his Bendle. Story: It was raining one night when he was coming over and just before he left I told him to "bendle up." I didn't notice that I'd inadvertently replaced the "u" with an "e" until he said he was ready to go, and that he just needed to grab his shoes, keys, and bendles. From there it evolved into him calling me a bendle. Yep. Nauseating.


REVENGE IS MINE!

Michael and I are going to Seattle this summer to complete an intensive language program at the University of Washington. It is going to be expensive and stressful, but the trade off is that he and I will both get a year ahead in our respective languages (he's studying Japanse) and we will be able to spend an awesome summer together in a pretty awesome city (though I hear it's full of buttholes).

University Townhomes

Subletting this place from my friend's sis. WOOHOO!

I have successfully learned how to be a slacker. Example: Today I received back a book review I wrote in the spare hour and a half I ended up with before a class on a book I BARELY skimmed, and recieved an A- on it. Instead of studying I have spent all of my time with Boyfran watching things on Netflix, doing Boyfran-Girlfran things, spending money on new clothes and handbags (z0mg cuteness to come) and a new camera (z0mg will bring you the forthcoming cuteness), walking to dates (we dressed up cute and ate at Ellensburg Pasta Co.), and generally being adorable. WINNING!

Work is awesome still, too, though my schedule this quarter requires me to jump back and forth between the library and L&L. Since the two are next door, it isn't a massive hassle, but it does make me a bit rushed. Oh well, though, I love my job - even when the software doesn't work properly. One of my favorite things about my job is that my friends can come and visit me every day. Sometimes this causes problems (as we end up talking for an hour!) but it makes me feel like I'm the center of something, and that's a good feeling to have. It's an especially nice feeling when Michael comes to visit because half the time he brings food (tonight was a protein smoothie) and/or his friends with him.

A good blogger - or even, possibly, me, if the stars were properly aligned - would turn each of these items into Homeric epics. But, since I'm so lazy....

Met up with Michael to walk to class and he'd made me this little nosegay of wildflowers and dandelions. How cute!