Monday, December 25, 2006

well, there's no white Christmas this year...

Christmas has sure changed hasn't it? As you grow seems to take on all sorts of new identities. Remember when you were little and the most important thing was waking up as early as you possibly could to open up all your presents? This morning, my mom had to call and wake me up so I could drag myself out of bed and get over to her house. I get over to her house around 9...and she asks me if I'm ready to open presents. I ask her if breakfast is ready. Her boyfriend looks at me and says "You know you're not a kid anymore when you'd rather eat breakfast before opening presents." So true.

Reese (where I work) sponsored a family this year. Since I'm the "social director," this was part of my job. Reese paid for a Christmas dinner for them, and then all the employees donated money for presents. After actually dealing with the grandma of this family of seven kids, I wasn't very happy about helping them anymore. She seemed demanding. I didn't like it. You can ask a few of my friends. I had a short little rant about it. I hadn't dealt with a family like that before. Anyway, a verse in the Bible kept popping in my head. It was a verse about true religion being helping the poor and widows. It doesn't say that true religion is helping the poor only when the poor are really really nice and really really grateful. I trudged on. There was one boy that I hadn't been able to get anything for. He wanted speed skates, and I couldn't find any. I asked a friend of mine that I work with to help me get his present. This boy also wanted a paint gun. I told my friend. When I went to go pick up the stuff off his front porch, he had bought the boy a paint gun, extra paint balls, and extra air or whatever to shoot the paint gun. It brought a tear to my eye that people could be that generous. That's an awesome Christmas present. I talked to the grandma later that day. She seemed way more grateful, and I again was happy to help her. I think before she may have been a little panicky because the kids weren't going to be getting anything for Christmas. She told me the kids didn't have any stockings. My cousin and I went to the dollar store, and I got them stockings and stuff to fill the stockings up with.

So, Christmas Eve morning my cousin and I go to Boston Market and pick up the dinner that Reese had bought for the family. We go over to this lady's house. It's a small house...and there's ten people living there. There's not one single present under the tree. We bring the meal to the refrigerator. There's no food in the refrigerator, except for some chicken breasts. The grandma had sent all the kids away. The kids think that they are getting nothing for Christmas, because their parents have prepared them for the fact that there's no money this year. You see, the dad crushed his leg, and hasn't been able to work. I'm sure it's not very easy for a mom to support seven kids. The mom and grandma had gone to Goodwill and bought each child one shirt. They washed them and ironed them, and that was going to be their Christmas present.

As the grandma was talking to me, the gratefulness in her eyes nearly brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy that the people at Reese were willing to help out with this family! There's now way I could do much at all...I'm poor poor poor...but with everybody pulling together, these kids were able to get a decent Christmas. Thank you to anybody that's reading this blog and helped out!

And thanks if you did something else for somebody on Christmas. If you didn't...maybe next year you can. There are so many opportunities! So many people are in need. It's the best Christmas present you can give yourself...I promise... Actually...that's what I'm asking for next year...for you to help at least one person out next Christmas.

Like I said earlier...they had no food in their refrigerator. I would love to buy them some groceries...but I have no money. So, if you think you could do something like that for this family...just let me know. I would love it if we could get them some groceries. They would probably be much appreciative too.

Tomorrow is this here blog's birthday. Why don't you leave it some love...huh? It's always here. I'll probably right some more tomorrow...

I saw We Are Marshall the other day. It was very good.

A simple thing in life...a telephone...a telephone call...being able to call someone. Something I haven't been able to do in a quite a while with my sister. She's back in the states now. She has a telephone. I told my dad that he should call her and leave a message (because she's finishing up with a cruise with her husband). He used to sing "I'll have a blue Christmas without you..." all the time when we were little. I told him he should sing that to her. He calls, and her husband answers. He talks to my sister. He tells her that's a call he's been waiting to make for two years. I'm glad he got to make it.

Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

I'm glad...

that the Colts won on Monday. Hopefully they don't let the tragicness that has been the last couple weeks fall back into place.

Christmas is almost here. It's so weird. This year went soooo fast. I haven't even started Christmas shopping.

Don't worry Thom...I'm going to keep updating this blog...and I'll keep sunshine thrown your way. I think I'll hold on to this blog for while...People do still read it...they just don't comment anymore. :(. It's all myspace now. Damn myspace. Glad it's around though. It's a good time killer. Once I'm on the other side of the country, I'm going to be really glad it's around. It makes it easier to keep in touch with people.

Astrocamp...that's fun to say. It sounds so incredibly nerdy. I love it. I'm actually going to get to have a nerdy job! What my life needed. I mean, I guess the Math Assistance Center was sort of nerdy...but astrocamp? Well, that's just sounds incredibly wonderful and cool. Cool meaning my definition of cool...which is completly uncool. That's the way to be. Not normal...Well, I think not normal is cool. You know? Chacos with socks...totally cool. My Christmas shirt that says Santa's Little Helper...totally cool...leggings...not cool...but I make them cool.

Back in the day, when all I listened to was Christian music (eek!)...I remember riding in my friend's car...and this song came on...and she told me it was my song...basically the chorus goes...

I'm not cool and that's ok...

that's how I feel...ha ha.

Cool: such a funny word anyway. I remember being in middle school...and all I wanted to be was cool. Cool meaning being accepted by a small group of people that thought that they mattered more than everybody else. I mean, I even had a paper route to pay for cheerleading camp. I never tried out. I mean, could you see me as a cheerleader?? It would be ridiculously funny. I can't even do a cartwheel...and if we had to do dance routines...well that would just hilarious. You've seen me dance...right?

I guess that's it...this is a really random post...

Edit: I just heard on the news that Bush says we're not winning the war in Iraq right now...what???

Monday, December 18, 2006


Alright, so I'm a pretty guarded person. I think I've mentioned that before on here...and I'm sure a lot of you already know that. I don't know why. Sometimes I blame it on my family life, and other times I blame it on the fact that I went to 13 different schools before graduating high school. I'm not saying I'm a completely cold person, but I definitely don't where my heart on my sleeve. My ex-boyfriend told me I was incapable of love. That's not true...I was just incapable of loving him. So anyway, that really doesn't have anything to do with anything, but I thought it was funny when he told me that. Alright, back on track. (as if there is a's all just ramblings anyway...) Now, I'm at a point where I sort of want to be a girl and be all emotional around my friends. Ok, not crazy emotional. I'm not going to start balling or anything...Well maybe I will. The upcoming events in my life are going to be crazy. I'm going to miss people like crazy. What? you're wondering... Well, it looks like I'm about to pick up and move across the country to California.

I'm gonna miss my friends like crazy. I know I'll make new ones. I'm outgoing...I always can find people to hang out with. Some of these people are friends that have been around for a looong time. Plus, there's places I'm going to miss. Maybe you're thinking...ROSE! it's California! This is familiar...I know it. I know the people. Yat's! I love Yat's. I'm going to miss that place.

I know this post makes no sense. That's what I'm good at. See, I'm trying to let a little out of my head...and then it doesn't work...because it just all comes out jumbled.

I went out to dinner the other night with Jessie and Patrick and Lynsey and Adam...oh and my cousin...I brought him along as my date (sad isn't it? ;) ). We were exchanging Christmas stuff...but they also got me a going away card, a cake, and a compass. The compass is so i can find my way back. I almost teared up. Well, i wanted to be all sappy...I'm going to miss those people...

My will be weird being that far away. Sarah...

The other person that comes to mind that I'm going miss is Brian Math. He keeps popping in my head as someone I'm really going to miss. I mean, I haven't gone more than a month without seeing him since I met him. He listens to all my stories. Ha. He just shakes his head. He's a good friend now...not just a math buddy. Plus, he's the one who got me into climbing. :) I told him I was going to get sappy on him before I left. I bet he's looking forward to that.

Then there's all the other climbing people. They're a different brand though...they climb. I'll see them somewhere...climbing. I've got to find a whole new climbing group. The Kentucky crew won't be in California. Horsepens=not in California. Next time I see Mortal Combat...I will be super strong, and Mark Osbourne sure better be there, because I have to send that one at night with him present. :)

I'm not really sure this post came out at all like I wanted to. Now, there's just spotty stuff about what I'm going to miss. There's going to be tons more I miss of course...but I guess the whole point I really want to get across is...well...I guess I don't know. I'm getting a bit sad now. I see people, and I hope I see them again before I leave. I'm bummed I'm not going to Rock Town for Christmas Eve. Now, I wish Dan and Mark and Ana were still going to Horse Shoe Canyon Ranch instead of Rock Town. I could swing a trip there for the new year. It would only add a couple hours to my trip. Oh well.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Monday, December 11, 2006


So, yeah...this is my year in review.

2006 year in review

1.) Where did you ring in 2006?
In Nathan's friend's house. It was sorta fun.

2.) What was your status by Valentine's Day?
I was "in a relationship" with Nathan...

3.) Were you in school (anytime this year)?
yeah...all year. blah.

4.) How did you earn your keep?
any one of several different jobs I like to keep all at one time...

5.) Did you have to go to the hospital?
not that I remember.

6.) Did you encounter the police?
yeah, got pulled over once...and so did my dad.

7.) Where did you go on vacation?
Well, let's see...I went to Arizona in January, and Florida in March, then for climbing, I've been to Kentucky a bunch, and Alabama, and Georgia. Oh, I also, did a small trip to Chicago, and a trip to Wisconsin. I consider all of those vacation stuff.

8.) What did you purchase that was over $500?
my Jeep.

9.) Did you know anybody who got married?
umm...yeah. I'm 24. Everybody gets married.

10.) you know anybody who passed away?
not anybody I knew personally.

11.) Have you run into anybody you graduated high school with?
yeah...I see them around from time to time.

12.) Did you move anywhere?
I'm always moving.

13.) What sporting events did you go to?
uh...some pacers games.

14.) What concerts did you go to?
I think just wasn't a good year for me as far as concerts...oh yeah...and The Elms.

15.) Are you registered to vote?

16.) If so, did you do your patriotic duty on Nov. 7?

17.) Where do you live now?

18.) Describe your birthday.
I celebrated my birthday for several days straight...including a great trip to the state fair.

19.) What's the one thing you thought you would never do but did in 2006?
wear socks with sandals and think it's cool...:)

20.) What is one thing you regretted this year?
I don't like regrets...but I sort of regret the fact that I stayed with Nathan all the way till May...that was a load of umm...well fun.

21.) What's something you learned about yourself?
that I love climbing...and I don't need lots of possesions...nor do I need a bed to sleep in.

22.) Any new additions to your family?
i've had some cousins that had some babies.

23.) What was your best month?
hmm...I don't know...that's hard. I like a lot of the months...but October was really good.

24.) What from pop culture will you remember 2006 by?
how much i brought sexyback (haha)

25.) How would you rate this year with a scale from 1 (shitty) to 10 (excellent)?

Friday, December 08, 2006


It's so cold outside. Sooo cold. It's not been too bad though. I sometimes like the cold. It snowed a little yesterday. Not much to go build a snow man with, but still...snow.

Yeah. I'm in town this weekend. That's cool. I haven't been in town for a bit. I get to watch the Colts game with my friends. I like that. Hopefully they do a bit better.

With lack of anything better to say...


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

what's going on???

So yeah, I can't believe we are trucking right along through December now! This year went crazy crazy fast. It was good though. Sigh. Lots of good things happened. I can't wait for 2007. Weird. 2007...the year I turn 25. Sweet.

This past weekend, I headed down to Georgia. I went to a place called Rocktown. Climbing was done, and fun was had by all. It was a cool place. The camping was definitely rugged. There was no running water or outhouses or anything. That's cool though. It helps you appreciate certain things in life. I got home, and it was so nice to be able to wash my hands and take a shower and such. I thought to myself hey! I really like water. Showers are awesome. OOO...and it's nice to be able to sit on a toilet. Ha. It is also really nice to sleep inside in a bed. I love being outside though, so it's all good.

Climbing was fun. I didn't really make it up to the top of much. It was my first time there, and I defintely now have some projects. When you boulder, you place something underneath you for when you fall. It's called a crash pad. You carry the crash pad around you on your back like so:
So yeah, Jodi and I are walking out of the boulder field, and some non-climbers were walking on they trail. They stopped us and asked us what the things we were wearing on our backs were. Jodi explained to them what they were. The guy then asked her why we didn't wear one on the front too. Ha ha. No silly, we put them down on the ground. We don't climb with them on. That would have been hard. I have a hard enough time climbing without something on my back.


so yeah, the Colts lost last weekend. 60 yard field goal? Man, I wish Tennessee would have had Vanderjadt kicking for them. :) We probably would have won then.

Oh well. So is life.

This blog sucks. I think I should quit it. I don't know. I feel as though my life is pretty interesting. I feel like I have interesting thoughts. However, it seems that whenever i go to write anything, nothing cool comes to mind.

I run a marathon in a month.


This past weekend, I learned how to do a good job roasting marshmellows. :) It was great. I ate a lot of marshmellows though.

I left my phone in Kentucky.


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

i kinda like it.

So, I've been staying at my grandma's house quite frequently as of late. If you are confused as to why, then go ahead and read this.

My grandma has a two bedroom apartment, and my cousin also has been staying here. She's pregnant. She gets choice of a bed every night. I usually crash on the couch. I don' t mind it. I can sleep anywhere. However, my grandma goes to bed around 3 a.m. every night. I go to bed much earlier than that usually. So, until she's ready to go to bed, I sleep in her bed. She'll wake me up and I'll move to the couch.

Usually, I don't remember my dreams, but on the nights when this happens...I have dreams...and I remember them. I think she's waking me up at just the right moment...just as I'm having these dreams. I don't remember much from what I learned in psychology about the sleep cycle, so I'm not going to use any technical terms.

Anyway, dreaming...sorta cool, especially when you remember them. I think I mentioned a dream in my last post. Well, last night I had a dream about penguins and turkeys. That's sort of random. Maybe it's because thanksgiving just past and I sorta want to see Happy Feet. It looks cute...ha. So yeah, dreaming is fun. My grandma keeps waking me up before my dreams end, but I'm glad I'm remembering some.

So Google...I'm pretty sure it's pretty much one of the best tools on the planet. My cousin asked me a question today about something...I just looked it up on google images...showed her a picture...done. Love it.

I've been eating a lot of cake the last few days. It's pretty good. I can't stop. Just the cake though...not the icing. I don't really like icing.

single stuffed oreos are way better than double stuffed. I bought some last week to take down to the Red. I also enjoy eating honey nut cheerios on climbing trips. My little rubbermaid bowl was too full of honey nut cheerios. I wanted to put some oreos in it, but noticed I didn't have room in it. I said something about not needing to take oreos to the crag. Roman gave me the look of death. I'm pretty sure he then told me that was the stupidest thing he's ever heard me say. We took Oreos to the crag...and they were single stuffed.

Georgia! this weekend...Rocktown!


Isn't it crazy that it's almost December? This year went crazy fast...I liked it though. There were all sorts of new developments in my life. I like the person I am becoming.

oh! and since I probably won't update before the weekend...

How about I say...


k...I'm out.

Monday, November 27, 2006

it has been a hot minute...

so what's been going on?

I've had a busy week...

hope everybody had a spectacular thanksgiving.

I spent thanksgiving up in Wisconsin with my aunt and uncle, my dad, and some friends of my aunt and uncle. It was a unique thanksgiving with lots of great food. I met some cool people, and I'm always up for that. The turkey was a fresh turkey...not a frozen turkey, and it was spectacular. MMmmm....and the sweet good. Good stuff, and plenty of wine.

I ran a race Thanksgiving morning...The Berbee Derby. It was hard and hilly. Dang hills. The weather was awesome, though. I ran in shorts and a t-shirt. It was spectacular!

So Friday, my dad and I left Wisconsin and headed back to Indiana, where he dropped me off to meet up with Justin and Roman. From this point, we all headed down to Red River Gorge it up.

It was an interesting weekend to say the least.

I'm not really going to go on about the climbing, because most of you would have eyes that would begin to glaze over. I was excited to eat at Miguel's once more before it closed. MMM. Plus, Saturday night, there was a dance party. That was say the least. Interesting...but odd. Good times.

Roman, Fromke, Andy and Nate all headed to the beer trailer while I was waiting for our food. They were picking me up some beer. They get back, and Fromke hands me my's a freaking 7 oz. bottle of beer. They then told me they got a pack of 8 of the little beers. I was sort of T.O.' a funny way...turns out though, that they had gotten me a regular 6-pack of Miller Light, and I could "graduate" to the bigger bottle once I finished the small bottle. Everybody got to take a crack at me. Some people sitting next to us, that I didn't even know even made a crack at me. It was kind of even had it's own little tin foil covering it. Fromke wanted me to go act super drunk around the fire holding my 7 oz. beer bottle, and then if anybody asked, I should tell them that was all I had to drink. Nice. People called it a "bitch beer." I don't wanna be a bitch. :)

The weather was awesome ALL weekend. I loved it.

So yeah, there you have it. On to Georgia next weekend. I love this lifestyle.

I laughed a lot...and that's good for everybody.

So, I stole this from Asher...

Just as he said...WTF? What in the world is going on in this picture? Check out the guy in the background...all in all an odd picture...

Weird. Does anybody have a good idea for a story that could accompany this? How about a good caption?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

It's a sunshine day!!!

Yeah, It's tuesday. No work the rest of the week!!!! Super. Really. No school. No work. Just the Berbee Derby and who knows what else.

Speaking of Berbee Derby...I think they may just keep the name Thom. So, you may have another chance to run it. Right now, they're calling it the Berbee Derby...presented by CDW.

So, yeah. I'm trying to get my dad to go on a bit of a climbing trip. It will be an excursion. I think he needs to know the powers of the VW bus. It would be awesome.

Yeah. I'm sorta sad I'm not going to be partaking in the day after Thanksgiving shopping. It's been sort of a tradition the last couple years. Damn climbing. Taking over. Oh well, instead of standing in the cold outside of Best Buy...I'll be standing in the cold by rocks. It's cool. I don't really have anything I need to buy anyway. I didn't last year either. I just sat out in the cold forever and bought a couple DVDs and a CD. Oh well.

See...we were cold...and Brian was sad.


This past weekend...I got introduced to Guitar Hero. Amazing. Absolutely Amazing. I loved it. Afterwards, my head sort of went through a song overload. I had about five songs running through it at once...It went something like this...

I send an SOS..SWEET CHILD OF MINE...She's my Cherry Pie...

over and over and over again.

Sunday was free milkshakes at STEAK AND SHAKE!!!! Good stuff. Then, the Colts...well...they lost. Damn them. Oh well. They better not keep losing or something...They need to get their butts to the Super Bowl.

I'm starving. I think it's almost lunchtime.

Speaking of food...I had a coupon for a free burrito from Chipotle that I decided to use last night. I got a burrito (of course)...and decided to put guacamole on it. I don't like guacamole. I wanted to give it another shot. I loved it. I like guacamole. Weird.


I'm done.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


That's another adjective that starts with S, and I like it.

Wow, so what a day. The people of the Reese IT department make me laugh...

I make myself laugh. Brian Trivett...a guy I work with, one of my good friends, and my ex-boyfriend works there...he makes me laugh a lot. I'm not sure if I should be laughing, because he's making fun of me...or I guess as he says it, he's not making fun of me, he's making fun of the situations I put myself in. I make myself giggle...

Wow, so yeah, I'm contemplating actually starting to write the daily events that go on in my life in greater detail on here. I try to steer sort of clear of the personal life stuff...but it would make this thing WAY more entertaining. Brian says it may just make your head explode. If I did that, you may take a break from work to read my blog, and then want to go back to work. OR you may just curl up in a corner and cry. Who knows.

Oh that Brian...he is a goober.

Good stuff from today...

"He's got a"

Seriously...a camera...nothing else...

I had that as my away message...and Lindsey instant messages me with this...

Lindsey: have a great day rose!!
Auto response from me: he's got a
Rose: you too.
Lindsey: he's got a nice...did you mean to say package?
Rose: lol
Lindsey: i'm totally joking

I love her. She's cute.

written by Brian: (as if it was written by me...)

when I think about you I touch myself, okay not really, but I think about touching myself...

Turns out that Journey just may be the most fantastic band ever, well them and Rush...

I have pink toes now, I think it is from good blood flow.

I think I'm a ninja...reason:
1) I am a mammal.
2) I fight ALL the time.
3) My purpose is to flip out an kill people.


ok back to, weirdo.


go here

I love IT drama...

maybe I'll start a weekly IT drama post or would be super...what do you think?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


That's what I am...splendid. I am so happy that I got into climbing. It's not just the's all the cool people that came along with it. It's absolutely super. This past weekend...I went down to the gorge. I stayed in a cabin that a couple guys that go to the gym I go to own. There was a good group of us there...and it was fun. Well, that is if you consider Scrabble fun. We played Scrabble. I won. Sweet. So, I climbed...and ate at Miguel's and got to see cool people. Nothing better...I promise...well there are a few things better...but these days all these things have something to do with climbing...Ale 8...VW BBQ...Joshua Tree...Oreos...Honey Nut Cheerios...Chacos...


I like looking through the archives of this blog. It's funny to see what I once wrote. Sometimes, I think I want to delete some things because I'm sort of embarrassed that I ever wrote them. I look at them and think WTF? What kind of crap is this. I like it though. I won't ever delete it because well, I like seeing how I've changed on this journey I'm on. I like looking at things and people that come through my life. New relationships...old relationships...broken ones...things that make me happy...things that make me sad...I want to go back and read all this stuff 10 years from now. I think that would be really cool. I would probably giggle to death or something...


So yeah, splendid...that's a good word. I find I really like adjectives that start with S.


well that's only 3 that are coming to mind...but I use those a lot. Super.


are you stalking me? because that would be super...


Damn...I'm a loser. I know it. Wow.


Colts are 9-0


that's sweet.


hey! That's another one of them there S words...


I run a marathon in less than two months...eek.


Spell check wouldn't work. I know there are mispelled words...but I don't want to fix them. Sorry. I do math...not spelling :)

Friday, November 10, 2006

what in the hell am I doing???

If Lance Armstrong thinks a marathon is the hardest thing he has ever done...what makes me even begin to think I should be doing something like that???? I'm freaking crazy.

Oh Well...

I'm about to head to good ole Kentucky to go climbing. Should be super times...everybody is going to be there.

Here's your answer to who would win in the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny...

Be's catchy...

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

this blog is awesome, and by awesome...I mean totally sweet.

So, I was going to update yesterday, but my fingertips were sort of raw, and I didn't want to type all that much.

*I learned something new this weekend. Did you know that Sam Walton put in his will that people can camp in Wal-Mart parking lots for free? That's a random fact. Charlie told me. Charlie has a VW bus. He sleeps in Wal-Mart parking lots from time to time. As I was driving home the other night, I looked over in a Wal-Mart parking lot, and sure enough...there was an RV parked there. It made me chuckle.

*This past weekend, I got introduced to the VW bus. Freaking awesome. It's a pretty awesome way to roll. It made my roadtrip wonderful. Well, the people also had a part in that. Roman and Charlie are awesome people.

*I drank beer in the bus...while it was on the road. That's illegal. I'm such a rebel.

*Yeah, I climbed down in Alabama this past weekend. I like it there. I had so much fun.

*I got to meet some super cool people, and discover the awesomeness of people I already knew. I love experiences like that.

*stuff from the weekend:

-me: "sometimes, while I'm driving, I like to turn classical music up really loud and pretend I am at the sympony."
-Roman: "sometimes, I like to go to the symphony and pretend I'm in my car on a climbing trip listening to classical music really loud."

-random drunk guy: "You're in school for math? Do you know sudoku?"

*I know this blog sucks ass, and I'm sorry.

*Colts are 8-0!

*Brian Trivett just informed me that he is bringing sexy back...

*That's sweet.

*hey...who do you think would win in the ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny? What I mean by this is if tons of super heros and cartoon characters got together and started fighting...who would win?

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006

what a stellar weekend...

So yeah, the weekend, it was good.

Friday night was Run Like Hell. The weather was absolutely TERRIBLE all day long. Luckily, it sort of stopped raining for the race. I jogged the race for fun with was good times. There was a costume contest. I won sexiest costume. It was sort of an afterthought. I ran the race in a hoola skirt and a coconut bra. I had the coconut bra over my long sleeve shirt and jacket. After the race, when they were doing the contest, I thought to myself...hmmm...sexiest costume... I can do this; so I stripped down to my sports bra (which is how I normally run when it's not freaking cold) and I put the coconut bra on over the sports bra. I won! What did I win? $100 gift certificate to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Sweet. I was sort of shocked when I opened the envelope...

Check it's pictures from the race on Tuxbro's site...and I'm in the mix...

I also made a slide show of this grand event...

Saturday morning was Pleasant Run Run. This was a 5 mile race that I actually ran hard in. Run Like Hell was just a fun run...sort of like a warm up jog...Pleasant Run Run marked my 2 year anniversary in the little running road races, so I was particularly excited about this one. Plus, they give you free lunch afterwards. It was crazy windy, and that had a negative effect on my time. I was a bit dissapointed, but oh well, it was still 6 minutes faster than last year's Pleasant Run Run. I got 1st in my age group, so that was cool. That's a far cry from where I was two year's ago when it took me 55:15 to finish this race. It's nice to see that I've improved A LOT. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep it up.

Saturday evening...

LORI came into town...and we went to Jessie's Halloween part. Oh was great times. AND I made cupcakes. They were super. I put apple sauce instead of oil in them. It made them better for you could eat more. Of course, I took lots of pictures...and they sort of can do the explaining. I made a slide show of them too. Yeah, it was crazy. I laughed A LOT.

Then, yesterday was the Colts game. 7-0 baby!!!

good times...

Thursday, October 26, 2006

girl drama girl drama

OH! The drama. I hate drama. So much. Especially girl drama. It also sort of makes me chuckle. It's kind like watching a soap opera. You don't want to, and it's terrible, but for some reason, you sort of still watch it. Then, you're mad at yourself when you do.

I'm busting on out of this joint. October 31st. I leave Pennsylvania St. It's gonna be a sad day. I like this house. However, things have gotten unbearable!! Absolutely crazy unbearable. No more I say! No more.

So here's the plan...I'm downsizing. I'm not sure I even want my bed anymore. I'm going to move my stuff down to Lori's. Then at this point, I'll be wandering around. I'll probably sleep at my grandma's a lot. When I'm not wandering up here, I'll be down at Lori's in KY...or climbing of course.

So yeah, the drama. Where does it start??? Hmmm...woo...sit down...maybe grab a drink or two...this is going to get good. Ready???

I may have to break this into two parts. It gets pretty crazy.

So, should I start with Leo? Leo is a pug that was brought into our house. This pug was uninvited. It was sort of one of those things that Lindsey decided on her own and hoped that Lynsey and I would agree with. She told us it was ok with the land lord. It turns out it was not ok with the's still not ok, however the dog is still here.

This dog has not been potty trained. Lindsey is never home to do anything. The dog has ruined all sorts of stuff. Most recently, it has ruined my head lamp. There's a huge list of other stuff of both mine and Lynsey's that has been ruined.

She also has another dog. This dog used to be well behaved. It now barks all the freaking time. All night long...all night...all night. Drives me nuts!

Let's see...what else?

Oh yea! there's the fact that she went freaking crazy!

and then...she drank my Patron. You don't do that. You don't just drink someone's Patron. That's special. If that's not bad enough, she let me know she wasn't going to give me any money for it. On top of the Patron, a bottle of my wine was also consumed.

So there's a party here tomorrow night. I wasn't really asked if a party could be had. I do believe it's my place. Oh well, I'm not that worried about it.

Lindsey flipped out on me tonight. First of all, she came into my room without knocking while I was in it. She then informed me that she wanted to put stuff in MY room. It's MY room. Even if I'm out by the 31st, it's still MY room till the 31st, right? She wanted to put stuff in there because of the party tomorrow.

Ok, then she turned the internet off because I'm not paying for it. No biggie, I don't really care. I told her I would make her a deal. If she paid me for everything her dog destroyed of mine, I would gladly stop using the internet. She said deal, don't use the internet.

I then proceeded to make a list of everything that has been destroyed (including my head lamp). It was a quick list and and a low ball estimate equalling $238 dollars.

I took it downstairs to her, she said I'd like to see where you got that figure but it doesn't matter, I'm not giving you shit. I yes, yes you will pay me. She said fine, I'll pay you the day you move out (right.). I said ok, until then, I get to use the internet. She said no you won't it's not yours. I was tempted to tell her she couldn't use the gas or the water because they weren't hers, but then she would take away my right for electricity, and that would just be too much drama for me. I said, ok, maybe I can just be like you, and just take things because I think I'm justified in having them. I picked up her make up brushes. She said, remember, your stuff is still here, and I may just take a shit on your bed. (WTF???)

This is where it gets good. She said, Rose, if don't think I won't kick your ass. If you want me to kick your ass, I will. I said I will gladly take every single punch you will throhw at me. I will not retaliate, but as soon as you're done, I'll call the cops. She said, Rose, nothing you can say will scare me. I then called her a bitch. I don't think I've ever called anyone a bitch know I was fuming. I think steam could be seen coming from my ears. She said, I know I am.

Well, at least she knows.

Anybody want to crash a Halloween party tomorrow?

There's so much more that could be said...but I'm not as fuming my thoughts are losing I must go to bed...

Monday, October 23, 2006

I love my friends...I really do.

So, this weekend was quite the weekend.

Saturday, I ran a half-marathon. It was good times, except for I'm limping around now. I stepped in a pothole at mile 5. The guys below, from my work, did the half-marathon too. I'm proud of them. The guy in the middle cut 15 minutes off his may mini-marathon time. That makes me happy. I hope that come this may...he cuts another 15 minutes off...

wow...that was interesting to nobody but myself...and I'm ok with that.

So, right after the race, I had to scoot on over to a wedding. My friend Jessica got married to a wonderful guy named John. I've never met anybody before that you could just tell so easily that they belong together. When you talk to John, it's like talking to Jessica...and it's kinda weird. Anyway, Jessica is an amazing amazing amazing person and I lover soo much! She moved away from Indy earlier this year. She moved up to Wisconsin. That made me sad because I miss her. :( Anyway, they just had a small reception at a church. It was cute. You could tell that Jessica's artistic ideas were present. So, after that, a small group of people went down to the Cladaugh. After contemplating whether or not I should go and chilling out at home for a bit, I decided to make my way down there. I'm glad I did because I got to love me some more Jessica!!! Also, the sister of a priest that I miss very much (because he moved to Austria) was there. I had never really gotten the chance to talk to her much, so that was really nice. It was good times all around, and I ate good food, and had some good drinks. Then, I headed home and crashed because it had been a super long day.

Here's Jessica and John! They are wonderful together! Oh how I love my super Catholic friends!

I love my super non-Catholic friends too...


Colts!!! 6-0!!!!

YEAH! I got to watch the game with my favorite Colts game watching people...

We drank some wine. It was odd to drink wine and watch football...but that's what we did...


As you can see, Rocky also joined us for the game. He even let me take a picture with him. It was a highlight of my day... :)

He helps me when I run.

I may have gotten a little over zealous with photos in this post. I'm cool with it if you are...are you? Sorry if you're still flippin on dial up. :)-

Then, I went over to my friend Dustin's house, where one of his friends also came over and we had a sort of chick flick marathon...

I'm sure Dustin was way happy to get to watch two chick flicks with two girls.

Good times.

Jessie's Halloween party is on Saturday. You should go.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

a night post...what?

I don't think I've written anything at night in a while. Maybe that's why all my posts suck these days. For some reason, I got in the mood to write on there.

Maybe it's because of a few things. First off...frozen grapes. I ate a whole bunch of them tonight. They bring to mind a pretty funny incident from last fall...I think I wrote about it. Let me check.

Yep...there was this post....saying this:
Speaking of that whiteboard...last week I was showing this girl how to prove that a limit is equal to whatever. (If you want to know how to do this yourself...just see this post) I told her i was going to do it on the whiteboard because it's "pretty much the coolest thing ever." The girl was kind of weird...and a little rude...and she said. "you think that it is the coolest thing ever?" as though I was being serious or something. I looked at her and said "well I's not the coolest thing ever..." Then she asked me if it was better than sex. WTH? (that's what the heck...I stole it from Laura Hash...I thought it was funny)

Ok, so now you're wondering...hmm...that doesn't say anything about frozen grapes. Well, after this conversation, I was conversing with Amy. (she's cool). She pointed out that frozen grapes definately were better than sex. Ha. It was good stuff. We laughed a lot. I don't think I helped her out much in Calculus. Did I Amy? :) Have you guys ever had frozen grapes? Try them and see for yourself. Also, try writing on a white board the size of a wall. I still think that it's the coolest thing ever. Yeah...well...moving on.


Oh you remember Srini? I mean, of course you remember Srini. For those of you who don't know this guy (Srini), he was funny. I don't think he liked me much. I told him knock knock jokes, and it would make him angry. Ha. I haven't talked to him in a long time...I wonder if he would like to hear a knock knock joke. Anybody have a good one? So yeah, Srini was completely shocked that i had never seen Star Wars. He even asked me how I could call myself an American.

Well...ready for it? I have now seen one of the Star Wars episodes. Man, sort of I can't say I've never seen Star Wars. That day is over in my life. It's a monumental moment. Ok, maybe not that monumental...but lots of people have tried to get me to watch it with no success...

I like this guy:

He makes funny noises.


Lemon Poppyseed Cliff good. Don't eat them.


I'm running a half marathon on Saturday. Should be good times.


After dear friend Jessica is getting married!!!! I love her. The guy she is marrying...John...he's nice too. They have a cute story.


Friday, October 13, 2006

Guess what day it is???

No silly, it's not Thanksgiving. It's Friday the 13th.

Jessie let me know yesterday in an e-mail. What is one to do on Friday the 13th? Have a scary movie-athon?

Who knows.

I have the urge to eat caramal apples.

However, this morning, I was driving, and it was still dark out...I sort of felt like it was Christmas.

That's because it's so cold.

So Thom, I think I'm going to do that Lara Croft thing. You're the only one who gave me any I think I'm gonna run with it. :)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

How about them apples? revisited...

I wrote this a long time ago, it's on the blog somewhere:

It seems that these days "Christians" are more worried about converting other "Christians" to their religion than they are worried about people that are non-Christians. The Lutherans can't get along with the Methodists, the Pentecostals can't get along with Presbryterians, and most baptists just cant get along with anybody else, and nobody likes the Catholics. Why is that? I don't recall ever reading anything that says that there are all kinds of different Christian religions in the bible. Actually, I do believe it says exactly the opposite.

In Ephesians 4:1-5 it says:
Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord,implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

It seems that is pretty clear that we need to work together and stop fighting on who is right and who is wrong. Honestly, how can we be certain that we are right? Aren't we supposed to be living a life through faith? If we truely knew we were right, why would we need faith?
I think many people who profess to be Christians are not being affective in actual reaching people because they are too busy trying to convert their Christian brothers. Non-Christians see this too. They think it is ridiculous the amount of different kinds of churches that are out there. They don't understand the differences and honestly, I dont really understand the differences either. We are all Christians! What rules we do or do not believe in doesnt really matter. There is one way to Christ and frankly, all churches that profess Christianity pretty much have that way right. STOP FIGHTING!!! there is one Lord and one Faith! one Baptism, one God and Father! Not 1 million different kinds of get over your differences and start working together! Wouldnt it be nice to see a Protestant church actually working with a Catholic church to perform local ministries? I would love to see it. Sadly, I am not sure it will ever happen.

We are one, but we're not the same...we get to carry each other...carry each other.

So, I got invited to an event on facebook. It's a Halloween party. You know what's funny? The Halloween party is at my house. I didn't even know about it. It struck me as sort of odd.

I heard that it's supposed to snow tomorrow. this makes me very upset. I don't want it to snow. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

For some reason, I'm becoming a fan of ****, weird.


I still don't know what to be for Halloween.

Please tell me you are still reading this.

I'm out!

Monday, October 09, 2006

I am typing all this with one thumb...

Well, not really, but it would feel much better if I was.

So, this weekend, I jumped on down to go bouldering. It was my first bouldering trip. I had an awesome time. It was intense at times, but amazing! This is me doing some bouldering:

I like pictures a lot. So yeah, Dan Lubbers took this picture...and he likes pictures a lot too.

I would have to say that my favorite part of the trip was Saturday night. That night, we spent a ton of time at one certain problem. At the end of this amount of time, my fingers were bleeding. It was super. I also was incredibly bruised and scraped...but it's all good. I went back to camp...planning on going to bed, but then I decided to go back out and try one more climb. It was completely intense because my fingers were raw and bleeding and because the top out was incredibly scary and because a lot of people were watching. I was screaming...but I got it...and that was exciting. There was no better feeling than topping out a problem that took a long while to get. Anyway, it was nice times. I got to hear Sweet Home Alabama in Alabama, and that was super. I also met some cool people.

I can't wait to go back and kick Mortal Combat's butt.

I went to dinner with my dad tonight, and I was really afraid that I was going to have to have him cut my chicken. I sucked it up and cut my own food.

I think bouldering is crazy. Why do people find the hardest way to get up rocks when there is usually a way easier way to do it? It doesn't make any sense...and I know it doesn't. Still, I want to keep doing it, even if my hands are raw!

So, last week, I was talking with Jonathan and Brian Trivett...they were talking about trans fat. You know, New York is trying to ban them...we were discussing it. I don't think they should be banned really. If people want to eat trans fat, it's their decision, right? It should be the establishment's decision, not the government's. So, smoking got brought up in the conversation, how it should be the same thing with smoking. I am all for places being smoke free. I hate smelling like it...I don't care if the government bans smoking in public establishments. Is the hypocritical? I don't think it is, because trans fat only hurts the person that decides to partake in them. Jonathan said something funny...he said "well, you still have to exhale..." It cracked me up.


I like sleeping in a tent.


I had some pie and icecream with my grandma, dad and cousin tonight. I am soo freaking full.


I am going to go to Cincy soon...


I still don't know what to be for Halloween


Joshua Tree Climbing Salve rocks my socks off


I can't wait for my fingertips to heal so I can go climbing again :)


I'm going to stop my fingertips can heal

Friday, October 06, 2006

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

nothing better...

So, a couple weeks ago, it was really cold. I thought that all the warm weather was I put my back windows back in. Well, it's warm again...and I wanted the top down on the Jeep, so down it came. I love driving with the top down on the Jeep. So yesterday, and today, I've been cruising around town in my Jeep listening to Postal Service...and it has been super! I love this weather. I'm sure it will be cold again in a split second...because that's how Indiana rolls.

ice cream from McDonald's isn't very good...Probably not really ice cream either.

You know what is good? These little thin cookies that come in these 100 calorie pack things. I'm always hungry...and these take longer to eat than a granola bar. Plus, they are good good.

Hey Thom, just in case you didn't catch it...I am running in the Berbee if you want me to pick you anything up...I can.

You know who I miss? Tyanananna...I want to see her again because I love her mucho. :)

So tonight, I'm going to the climbing gym. Sound exciting? is...but you know what's even more exciting??? I'm going to ALABAMA this weekend!!! You may be thinking...Rose...why in the world would you be going to Alabama?? Well, I shall tell you...TO CLIMB! It will be my first bouldering trip...and I am very excited.

Man, I had lots of funny stuff to say...but I never ever remember...I need to start writing things down...I really do. Then, maybe I will remember.

Brian (trivdaddy) stole my sunglasses...he's a jerkface...he made me look stupid...I knew they took something...but I didn't know what...JERKFACE...hey...why don't you update your blog loser?

So, on the way back from Kentucky, I listened to the Colts game. After the Colts game, talk radio came on. The guy was talking about some man who smuggled two monkeys from Thailand to Los Angelos in his underwear. Don't believe it? I wasn't sure either...

but here's an article about it....


can you imagine having two monkeys in your underwear. I can't...and I'm a girl...not as much to worry about down there as a guy...that could be a terrible terrible experience. goodness.

So my roommate was smoking Hooka last that something you do by yourself? Just was sort of funny...what was even more funny was when her dog knocked the Hooka over. I laughed...and made no effort to help this bad of me?

Monday, October 02, 2006


So, first of all...the Colts...

They are now 4-0. Go them. Wow though, yesterday's game was ugly ugly. I didn't even get to watch it. I listened to it on the radio on the way back from Kentucky. I was nervous. The last play was amazing. I even had to stay up and watch the news so I could actually watch it. I've never seen anything like that before ever...It was a win...but I wouldn't call it a happy win. They better shape up...or their butts are going to be kicked.

Pizza...and an odd man...oh yeah...and climbing...

Friday night, I went to the Johnson Center on UK's campus with Michelle and Lori. It was Lori's first time ever to climb anything. So...go her! Michelle and I stayed there until they closed, which was 10:00. We were starving! She goes to UK, and does not have a car there. I didn't have a car with me because my dad dropped me off on his way down to Knoxville. Lori had left to go over to a friend's house. We decided to walk to find food. It was raining and cold, but we didn't care...we were hungry. It so happened that everywhere was closed that was sort of close to campus. Papa John's wasn't least they were open for delivery. So, I called Papa John's from outside the door of Papa John's. I ordered us pizza and cheese sticks...they asked where I was...I said right outside Papa Johns. We waited, and our food came. They forgot our water though and had to go back and get it. Good thing they didn't have to go far...huh? I thought it was funny and totally random. That's not something I've ever done before. Have you? So, Michelle and I proceed to eat our pizza in the rain (by this point, it really wasn't raining much.) A man then came up to us...and Michelle said hi...and he said this:

Go to hell bitch...

We just sort of looked at him...he then said this:

Jesus #1 came a long time ago...I am Jesus #2

He then proceeded to say all sorts of odd things...We offered him the rest of our cheese sticks...He took them...rubbed them across his mouth and nose and through them at Michelle. It was interesting to say the least. It added some flavor to the evening.

I'm a disaster.

My dad picked me up on Sunday...I had to go out to Lori's car to get my charger. We then were on our way. We stopped about 30 miles from Lexington to grab some lunch...and I left my phone in the car. When we got back out to the car...Lori called...she had called quite a few times. She wanted to know where her keys were. Well, that's right..I had them. I was sooo mad at myself. I despise turning around. So, we added an extra hour to our trip. ARGGG!!! That reminds me of a time my sophomore year of college. I was driving home from Cumberland, and about 70 miles from Williamsburg, I realized I had left my whole hamper of laundry outside the dorm. Everybody I knew had left for the weekend also. I had to turn around and go get it. That was a terrible terrible experience. So yeah, I'm a disaster.

anything else new and crazy going on?

Friday, September 29, 2006

the randomness that's in my head...

I don't think I mentioned this before...but I thought it was really sweet...and it almost brought a tear to my eye.

My sister is Iraq. She works in the office of a prison. She doesn't get off work until about 1 a.m. My sister is also married. Her husband is also in the army, however, they are in two totally different spots of the country. It is very rough on them. They miss each other. The other day, I got an e-mail from my sister...this is what it said:

just thought i would write u and tell u, i was walking back to my room at like 1 in the morning and when i got there nick was sitting on my door step. although i dont get anytime off of work. im still happy he made it here. well i will talk to u in a few days once nick goes back.

How sweet is that? I wonder if she cried when she saw him. I think I would. I'm so happy they get to spend a few days together!

She may get to come home soon! She's hoping by Christmas...I hope that's the case. She's realy fighting for it...and she's a tough cookie.

Since we are talking about my sister...maybe I'll put a picture up. That sounds fun...

If any of you know how short I am...just notice my sister...she's really short.

Alright...moving on.

In Iceland, they turned out all the lights in a city so everybody could look at the stars. Isn't that cool? I love looking at stars. It's one of my favorite things to do. Unfortunately, I don't get to do that very often. Stars don't make an appearance much in Broadripple...ha. If the sky is full of stars...and I'm talking to someone outside...I most of the time can't concentrate because I keep staring at the sky. It sucks that it's been cloudy about everytime I've been down to the Red. Oh I guess the point of this is stars are cool. I wish Indianapolis would turn off all its lights...and force people to turn off their tvs...and make everybody go outside...and just stare. Anybody want to go on a midnight picnic with the middle of nowhere...and look at the stars?

Wow, that was sort of random.

Something else random...

I still don't know what to dress up as for Halloween. Should I ask Brian to let me use the Elmo costume again? That was a crazy costume. It's not one that will be easily forgotton. Jessie is having her annual Halloween party...should be crazy times. The night before that, I'm doing a run with her...just for fun...Run Like Hell...and I want to dress up for that. I don't mind if it's awkward to run in...I really just plan on jogging it. I'm doing a race in the morning. A five-miler. I want to kick butt in that. It's the Pleasant Run Run...and that's the first road race I did when I started this running business a couple years ago. I hope to be about twenty minutes faster than I was that first year. Ha..isn't that crazy?

So yeah, give me ideas for a costume....please...

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

not sure what to think.

I just turned on the news...well, not really the was the Today Show...

The fashion segment was on. Apparantly, 80's fashion is coming back in full force. The new styles are a bit "softer," though. Right. Has anybody looked at pictures from the 80's? Does it look like a decade we want to bring back in style? I mean, I love the 80's. The music was cool...the toys were was all in all a good time. Slap bracelets? YEAH! I wonder if it will soon be cool to tight roll my jeans. OH I HOPE SO! haha. Will mullets come back? That would be super...That's one of my favorite past times...hunting mullets. K...that's when you know I'm cool.

I just went to google...they had a cupcake for one of the Os. I think it's there birthday. Hope it's a good one google. I like you. Gmail is awesome. Blogger is pretty sweet too...well basically everything you do is sweet...I decided to check it out...guess I'm on top of things. I wished google a happy birthday last year. It was their 7th birthday.


ha...good thing I use original wording. This is what I said last year about google:

I guess today is Google's 7th birthday. Be sure to send them a card. I like google. Why? I like their search engine...I like blogger...I like gmail...they are just sweet.

Sweet is a good word...and I'm glad google can be sweet.

So, I'm having a little bit of a struggle. I was totally planning on staying in town this weekend. Why? you ask...My cousin is having a deep fry party on Saturday. I missed it last year because I had to go out for somebody's birthday. Plus, Sunday is Monon Madness. What is that, you ask? It's just a bunch of running on the monon with a bunch of different people. I need to get a long run in...and I like long runs with lots of people better than I do long runs with no people. my cousin is probably reading this...and she will tell me to stay :).

My dad is going to Knoxville this weekend. You know what that means? He will have to drive through Lexington. I could hitch a free ride down there. That is significant since I drive a Jeep...and it's expensive to get anywhere. (thank God gas prices have gone down a little.) Soo...getting to Lexington means getting hang out with all those peeps down there...and possibly go CLIMBING! I talked to Wes, who is a climber down there...and he is going to the Lebowski Festival in Louisville on Friday...meeting up with Dana. He said I could ride with him up with that...and then ride with him to the Red Saturday...and maybe even Sunday. I really like climbing.

I'll figure it out today. I have to. My dad leaves tomorrow.

I wish people hadn't been sucked into myspace...and that people still read this blog. I'm too stubborn to post in both places. Haha.

I just did a spell check...did you know mullet is not in the dictionary?

Monday, September 25, 2006

of bad weather...bws workers who have not a clue about life...southside bars...and other such good things...

So, this weekend...I went down to Kentucky. I met up with Dana in Louisville and rode on down to the Red River Gorge. We were gonna go climbing...

We got was starting to get dark, and we needed to get our tents up. Dana helped me. My tent was brand new and had never been put up. I'm no good at putting things together. Well, we put my rain fly on backwards. It was sort of funny. The vestibule was in the back instead of the front. It was covering a small lake that was forming.

At about 4 a.m., it started storming like none other. The tent held up, so that was good. Needless to say, we did no climbing this weekend.

I came back to indy on Saturday. Went out Saturday night to some good ole southside bars. Ha. That's always a good time. I saw not one cute guy. NOT ONE! I was amazed. I did see about 6 people from my high school though...

Sunday, Colt's game...went to's a conversation that was had with a BW's worker...

ME: I would like to order 6 naked tenders, and I would like to buy an extra sauce
BW: Well, you can only get one sauce.
ME: You mean, I can't buy another one? I thought with naked tenders you just dipped them
BW: Oh, so you want a sauce with them and then a sauce on the side?
ME: Well, if there is sauce already on the chicken tenders, then no...but I thought you just dipped.
BW: You do, but it only comes with one.
ME: Well, can I buy another one?
BW: I don't know let me go ask
*another worker comes up*
Me: So can I get extra sauce?
other BW: yes but you have to pay extra.
Me: ok, that's what I want to do. Oh! and I would like to get a piece of chocolate cake...because I'll get that before the chicken right?
BW: No, all the food you order will go to the back of the line.
Me: Oh, last year, the people up front went and got it since the cake is precut.
BW: Well, I can try to do that...
Me: Nevermind...

Wow...maybe you had to be there for that...but it was a crazy little conversation.

I was sort of amazed.

Colts won though...and that's super duper.

Today, I was grading some quizzes... one of the questions was this:

Are the statements x^2=25 and x=5 equivalent?
*the answer is no...because x^2=25 gives you an answer of x=5 or x=-5...

somebody put "kind of" as the answer on their quiz. It made me chuckle.

Right...I'm out.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

thanks asher...

That Asher...he's a funny kid...remember this?

Oh good here's a survey that Asher I followed and did it too...

Birthday:August 14th!
Birthplace:Indianapolis, IN
Current Location:Indianapolis, IN
Eye Color:hazel
Hair Color:brown, with all sorts of highlights thrown in
Right Handed or Left Handed:left left left!
The Shoes You Wore Today:Chacos
Your Weakness:cute boys
Your Fears:getting hurt
Your Perfect Pizza:hmmm...I think Miguel's pizza wins...any assortment of pizza from there.
Your Most Overused Phrase On an IM::) (that's not a phrase...but it is certainly overused)
Thoughts First Waking Up:Asher pointed this out once...and I agree : I gotta pee!
Your Best Physical Feature:hmmm....why don't you tell me
Your Bedtime:when I get there...
Your Most Missed Memory:maybe the Cumberland College days...not working...
Pepsi or Coke:neither...
MacDonalds or Burger King:burger king whopper jr. mmmm...
Single or Group Dates:I like them both...they both have their benefits.
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:Tazo tea...
Chocolate or Vanilla:if I have to choose...chocolate...I keep eating those dang snickers
Cappuccino or Coffee:Neither! Yuck Yuck Yuck!
Do you Smoke:no.
Do you Swear:hell no
Do you Sing:yep...all the freaking time.
Do you Shower Daily:ha...depends on where I am...not always though.
Have you Been in Love:yes...
Do you want to go to College:i did that already...still do.
Do you want to get Married:if I do...not for a long long long time...
Do you belive in yourself:yes.
Do you get Motion Sickness:if i read in the car.
Do you think you are Attractive:heck yes I am...and why don't you tell me?
Are you a Health Freak:I run a lot...but I eat horribly...
Do you get along with your Parents:yeah...but I'm not that close to my mom.
Do you like Thunderstorms:I love them love them...
Do you play an Instrument:I used to play the any whitty remarks...k? and I tinker with the piano...and play my voice
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:yep
In the past month have you Smoked:nope
In the past month have you been on Drugs:nope
In the past month have you gone on a Date:yesish
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:yes.
Have you ever eaten a box of Oreos:no...
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:no...I want some bad though
In the past month have you been on
In the past month have you been Dumped:nope.
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:no...
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:just hearts... haha
Ever been Drunk:no
Ever been called a Tease:a few times
Ever been Beaten up:nope
Ever Shoplifted:haha...I've got a funny story about Mello Yellow if you ever want to hear
How do you want to Die:not fearing death..
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:I don't have any freaking clue
What country would you most like to Visit:There are a lot of different countries I would like to visit.
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color:It doesn't matter
Favourite Hair Color:again...doesn't matter
Short or Long Hair:shaggy or curly... :)
Height:taller than me... sort of depends doesn't it? I like guys who take care of themselves though...
Best Clothing Style:unique.
Number of Drugs I have taken:prescribe drugs? too many to number...
Number of CDs I own:a lot.
Number of Piercings:4 at this moment.
Number of Tattoos:dos
Number of things in my Past I Regret:no regrets


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

oh really?

I'm letting the tequilla thing drop. Mainly because I hate drama...and it has turned too dramatic. I'm not going to get paid for it. She keeps trying to justify why she drank it. Oh well...whatever. So is life. I can get some more sometime...OR maybe you could buy me some? :)

Sigh...the route I led...Sandy's ass cherry...not Sandy's ash tray. Thanks Wes for the clarification.

Tonight, I'm going to Chuck E. Cheese for my favorite child's b-day...Oh Chuck E. Cheese...I have spent too much time underneath your roof. I know all the songs that you have changed the words to. Yet, I'll never get away. Never... ever ever...dang. I may pull out a dance to the birthday song tonight. Everybody wants to see that. Mainly for laughter's purpose.

Wow, that last paragraph had no grammar at all...I'm good at that with these here blog posts. Maybe, one day, I'll write a post like it was a research paper. Good grammar and all.

I'm grading papers right now. It's hard for me to find the motivation to do it. If you want to can.

I'm sorry that these posts suck butt. Sometimes, when I'm driving a long... I think about something good to talk about, but then...I forget.

I wonder about a lot of things...and then...they would be good to talk about...but then...I forget what I was wondering about.

random thoughts:

*I'm not big on chocolate...but I do love Snickers. They are good.

*Again, this blog sucks butt.

*What does suck butt even mean?

*Are you reading this?

*My mom invited me to a "puppyware" party tomorrow. What is that? Would I want to attend? REALLY? I sort of do...just to see the madness that is puppyware.

*I know a girl in Lexington that's having a birthday party for her dog tonight. I sort of wish I could go to that too.

*I hate math.

*It's getting cold outside. I like fall...but where's summer?? I bet it will peep its head around the corner one more time.

*people make me laugh.

*I'm done.


Monday, September 18, 2006

good times

I went down to Kentucky this weekend to climb. I like it there. It's fun. I got to lead my first route!! Woohooo!!!

A guy was with us...Wes...and he likes to take pictures. It's cool, because I have pictures of my first lead climb. Yeppers. It was a fun little route...Sandy's ashtray as they so liked to call it...aka...lowered expectations. :) are the pictures wes took. You can find more of his work here. yeah... it was a great weekend. Got to see some Lexington peeps too. That's always good. I loves me my Lori Jo!

Went to Max and Erma's in Lexington last night. Had me a sunday...all you can eat sundays. Good stuff... I think I made it through 3. Or was it 4? It doesn't matter...other people's spoons kept making their way to my sunday.

Life is good...nothing new to say really...

I'm back in Indy...sitting in the computer lab...being sorta why don't you entertain me? Tell me something crazy...

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Rain Rain Go Away...

I don't mind the rain...but not this stuff. It's been nonstop all week...and it's the freaking cold rain. I no like...I no like.

So, I just got home...I go into the kitchen to put something in the fridge. I notice that someone has drank my whole bottle of Patron. OH HELL NO!!!! That's my off limits alcohol. That's my special baby. There was Cuervo right next to it. Why not drink that? So, a few weeks back, I noticed a bottle of my wine was gone...I was going to let it slide...but my Patron? That's not sliding. Do you think I have a right to be mad? I do...I mean, I won't be mad if it gets replaced immediatly. I guess I'll be taking all my alcohol out of the kitchen now. What's worse? She didn't even put the top back on when she was done...there's still a little bit left in the bottom...Now it's no good. Oh well, so is life.


Today, I had to work in the computer lab at school. Keep in mind, my only job to do in there is tutor. I do not do any tech support at all. I would be more than happy to do some tech support, however, I do not have admin rights. Today, some genius locked the computer that's hooked to the printer. People can't print unless they long on to this print program. They couldn't log on because it was locked and only an admin or the user "printswipe" could unlock it. I went to the little computer office to let them know, but nobody was there. I go back to the lab, tell everybody sorry, they will have to go somewhere else to print. People were giving me the death stare. I promise. I felt a little weird. I couldn't do anything about it. I'm a TUTOR...I need not know anything about computers. I did not like.


I went to the climbing gym tonight. I got to practice belaying. That was great. I need all the practice I can get with that. After that, I went over to Sarah's house. I had left some Hummus over there the other day. She made cookies. They were good. She even let me take some home. Thanks Sarah!!!! So Andrew (her son) is supposed to be in bed. He keeps yelling about he can't sleep. He then says he is hungry. Sarah tells him to go to sleep. He then says if he waits to long to eat, he's going to die. It made me laugh. Crazy kids.

Did you know cotton balls give me chills? They's sort of weird.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Oh Goodness...

It's been 5 years since 9/11. It doesn't feel like it...does it? Crazy. I still remember it as vividly as it was yesterday...what I did all day...who I walked out of buildings with...who I ate with...what we talked about in class...everything. I guess that's stuff you'll never forget.

Friday...I played Pictionary. I know your jealous...don't lie.


Saturday...I ran a mini-marathon in Bloomington, IN. It was the hardest race I have ever done. There was not one single flat part in the whole entire course. It was either uphill or downhill the whole entire way. OUCH!!!! Somehow or the other...I sitll managed to run my fastest mini time by 10 minutes!!! I can't wait to see what will happen on a flat course!

Here is me after the race thinking to myself...why in the world did I decide to run that???


Sunday...I went to opening night at the symphony with my mom. It was really cool. I like the symphony. There was a big reception beforehand because it was opening night. They had free margaritas! I love tequilla... They had free wine...and free food yeah... I liked a lot...


After the symphony...I trotted on down to the South Side to watch the very first Colts game. I had not had BWs in forever. I forgot how good it was. Colts won...but it was close...I'm so excited it's football season again!!!!!! WOOOOOHOOO!


and now...I'm back at school :(

Friday, September 08, 2006

random bit of info...

I'm going to run in the Berbee about you Thom???

So, at the end of October, I'm going to do a little 5k called Run Like Hell. It's the same day as the Pleasant Run Run...which I also plan on doing. The 5k will just be for fun...and I plan on running it with Jessie. You are supposed to dress up for this run. Any suggestions for costumes? Come on...throw them out there. Don't be shy.

For those of you who have facebook (and for those who don't) got pretty dang creepy this week. Don't you think? It became very stalker friendly overnight.

Tonight...I'm going to play Pictionairy. That's jealous.

Some lady shot her husband because he killed her pet chicken. Be glad your day wasn't like his...or the chicken.

I want to do a little roll call...if you are reading this...please just raise your hand (or hit the comment button) and say HERE!

COLTS SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did I tell you that the COLTS play on Sunday????


I'm out....