Friday, April 28, 2006

IT'S FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The exclamation points are for emphasis. K.

So on my last post, somebody commented and said I was schizophrenic and boring. If you said that, and you read it this post, can you please back that up? I am actually a bit interested in knowing why.

I don't think I'm boring. So, I've been busy loading up my ipod with new songs. The mini-marathon is coming up, and I need a nice fun playlist. Any song suggestions? Remember, I need fun stuff.

So, last weekend, I did Race for the Cure. I saw my 7th grade English teacher there. I got to run with him for a couple seconds. He's one of those teachers that everybody just remembers forever you know? So, he gets blessed with the burden of having people always go up to them knowing who he is even if he may not remember you at all. See? The last sentence was written in the best possible English. I guess I remember him but not the stuff he taught me. Ha. So anyway, he writes a little column in the Daily Journal. That's the Johnson County paper. He wrote a little bit about me in it this week. I got my name mentioned and everything. The only thing that was wrong is that it said I was working on my doctorate in biomathematics. Not quite. I hope to be working on my doctorate in biomathematics just as soon as I am finished with my master's. Ha. Maybe some old teachers will read it. Then, they can be proud of all they taught me.

Yeah so...

Did I ever tell you I like marshmallows?

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I can't believe it's been a week!

How did that happen? I have left all of my faithful readers at the edge of their seats just waiting for another update. Well, here it is! Jump up and down in the air and let a small cheer. Alright, now that we have that out of our systems...

I moved this weekend. That was an ordeal. I am now living with Lindsey, the girl I was already living with, and with Lynsey, a friend from the south side. It's good time. Lindsey has a dog Louie, and Lynsey has a cat Cheesecake. I have no pets. I don't want any pets. Cheesecake is funny. Cheesecake attacked Louie when he first met him. So anyway, it's going to be good times. It's a big house. I'm happy. It's nice to have a porch and a yard and real neighbors with real houses.

So moving in was an experience. I sort of felt like I was moving back into the dorms. I don't know. Lindsey has these couches that are way past their prime. We decided it would be best if they spent the remainder of their lives in the basement. The loveseat went in fine, but it took 45 minutes to get the couch in. It got stuck. Finally, we had to resort to the use of force (a hammer borrowed from one of the neighbors) to get it unstuck. Well, we were trying to get the couch through a door to the basement was outside. There was a narrow staircase that we had to go down. This staircase happened to be in the Greek lady's yard. So we are hammering away, and she comes outside. This is how it's going to be. The Greek lady is always going to be around.

Moving on...

Sadly, I don't think anyone realizes how cool my duck is. If you are confused, read the previous post. I mean, look at the picture! The duck's head is on backwards and it came that way! I won it at a carnival, I think in a the duck pond or something. I could have had my pick of any inflatable toys. This one caught my eye. He had been around for a while. He was all dusty and such, and I saw a small tear in his eye. I had to take him. Now, it is time for him to move to another home. I want a bike. I think the keyboard may be the best offer. Are their anymore offers? I'll throw in an alarm clock.

Have a good day!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Anybody want a duck with a backwards head?

Yesterday, I was at my apartment doing a few things. The T.V. was on in the background. Who Wants to be a Millionaire was on. Yep. That show is still on. I wasn't really watching it, but then, one of the questions caught my eye. It was about math. That's why. The question was:

If four is multiplied by its reciprocal, what is the product?

The choices were:

A. 1/4
B. -4
C. 1
D. 4

So instantly answers it. Now hesitation. She says D. 4. I say WHAT??? Ok, so I understand she may not know what a reciprocal is. Perfectly understandable. I think it's common knowledge for everybody. I know that's not the case. The thing I don't understand is why she didn't use a lifeline if she didn't know. She just acted like she knew what it was. For that reason, she went home with $1000. Not bad, but so stupid to lose when you have lifelines left.

Wow this is riveting.

I know everybody wants to read about that show. I mean, wow.

I think this story is going to trail off now. Three points for whoever gets the answer right first!!!!

Did you hear about that guy who is trying to get a free house? He started with a huge paper clip and traded up. So far, he is up to a year's free rent. That's pretty sweet. I wonder if I could do anything like that. All I want is a new bike. That's a lot cheaper than a house. So, let's see...What can I start trading? Louie? No my roommate wouldn't like that. How about a chocolate Easter bunny. I would be willing to trade somebody something for that. I know!

This duck is super cool. Anybody want it? See, it's really rare. It's head is on backwards. I won it a few years ago in the duck pond or something like that. I had to pick this one because seriously? It's just cool. I think this guy had a great idea. Of course, I don't want to be accused of being unorginal. Ok. I am unoriginal, but I REALLY want a new bike. My bike is inefficient. The chain keeps coming off, plus it is really slow. I did a biatholon last year. I did pretty decent in the running part. When it came to the 20 mile bike ride, I came in dead last. They had already started taking down all of the timing equipment. Plus, I gave the bike to my dad for Christmas. He really liked it. So just name what you'll give me for it, and I will send it your way. :)

I ran a 15k on Saturday. Sometimes, when I do these races, my running partner is the owner of the company I work for. He loves to make DVDs. He sort of wanted to run the mini-marathon with video camera. He decided he would do a trial run and bring the video camera with him on the 15k. Now, this is no light camera. It's a really nice professional looking one. It was heavy. It weighed between 5 and 10 pounds. Wow. He decided he would not be carrying it in the mini. Good thinking. I carried it for about 1.5 miles. It was really hard to run with it. It threw your balance all off, plus it was heavy. learned...don't carry a video camera and run.

One other lady walked the 15k. Apparently, she usually likes to run while chewing gum. She didn't have any gum, but she did have Skittles. She finishes the 15k, and let's everybody know that it's not a good idea to eat Skittles during a walk. Another lesson learned...Skittles does not give you the energy you need.


Friday, April 14, 2006

I don't get it

So I received a random comment on a post from last February (meaning 2005). If you would like to see the post, click here.

The comment simply said:

"Fat guys and nerds are hot." It was posted by somebody who called themselves Timber Wolf. I don't know who it was but I don't get it. Back in the day, I may suspect that this was posted by a guy that works with me. His last name is Wolfe. He would come up with random names for commenting. He has not commented in a while.

I know if you read the comments, it talks about nerds, but fat guys? Fat guys and nerds are hot? I actually would think that hot nerds are a rare breed, hot fat guys even rarer. I don't know. Let me do a search in google images.

so when I search for fat guys...I get this. You be the judge: is this hot?

I think it is dead sexy. Anyway. When I was in 5th grade, the two biggest guys at the school used to try to chase me around and kiss me. One time, they pushed me into a puddle and tackled me. I was scared. It traumatized me for life. Ok, that was a little bit of a side track. You know what I just pictured? This is for you tyana...Josh doing his little killing the bunny trail thing. Again, that's ONLY for you. Nobody else knows what's going on.

Now to the nerds. First, I must say I am a HUGE fan of nerds. Nerds are cool. They do things like math and stuff. I'm a nerd. I like it that way. I like meeting nerds. Sometimes it's hard for me to converse with people who don't have some level of nerdiness. We just don't understand each other. Sigh. So hot nerds? I've met a couple. There aren't very many of them though. A lot of them choose to wear sweat pants with a nice sweater and a fanny pack. Not hot my friend. Not hot. So Google Images...nerds...

Oh goodness. Poor kids. Actually, that probably could have been me growing up...the girl with the white shirt and the blue skirt on. It would be me straight up in my Baptist years. My parents wanted me to fail at all socialization. I had it rough in the early years. I dressed weird. I played with chemistry sets and microscopes. I had a miniature planetarium. I had a rock tumbler that I even brought to school. I had a potato clock. I was nerd to the extreme. My parents designed it that way. Look where it got me? I freakin do math!

Now...still don't get the comment. Maybe it means that fat guys and nerds together are hot? well let's check that out on the google images.

Yeah. That was the best I could get. So, I am not sure fat guys and nerds are hot.

Anybody else have any thoughts?

A couple other random things:

*My sister goes back to Kuwait on Sunday. That's sad.

*When I did a spell check on this, it found nerd to be spelled wrong. It does not consider it a word. Weird.

*I'm running a 15K

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

so yeah...

I'm a bit late in writing about this, but that's how it goes. I just wanted to say something. As most of you know, I went to Cumberland College in Kentucky for a bit of time. I liked it there. It was nice.

Well, apparantly something controversial has happened. A student got kicked out of the university because he had put that he was gay on his myspace profile. I guess somebody had printed out his profile or something like that and taken it to the dean.

My thoughts...
He probably should not have put that he was gay on myspace, especially when the school handbook says that anybody participating in homosexual activitiy or premaritial sex could be kicked off campus.

I still don't think he should be kicked out. I don't care if it is a Christian institution. Yeah, the Bible says that homosexuality is a sin. However, we are all sinners. I guess that everybody needs to get kicked out of Cumberland.

This issue now has gained national attention. It's just another case for non-Christians to say that Christians are not tolerant.

It sort of is sickening to me. I mean, the university should have had more love. Maybe, then, the student could have seen Christ's love. What they did was not love. What they did was another ignorant action by Christians.

Wasn't there something better that could have been done?

Should all churches automatically ban homosexuals from entering the doors? While they are at it, go ahead and ban all the alcoholics, all the people "living in sin." Who then are we suppose to minister to? If Christians ban all of the sinners, what will there be?

There will just be this little Christian bubble. You can't associate with any of them unless you yourself are perfect.

It sort of reminds me of the story of the group of people that were going to stone an adulturous woman. Jesus bent down and started writing on the ground. One by one, the men put down their stones and left. Jesus then told the lady to "Go, and sin no more." I wonder what he was writing on the ground.

That's my two cents for the day.

Monday, April 10, 2006

hey kids?

HA HA HA...I stole that off of somebody's myspace page. Do you guys really want to see the duck go?

So do you know what is creepy? A group of 50 Abraham Lincoln look-a-likes. Now you may be saying..."Rose, how would you know if that is creepy or not? It's not often that many look-a-likes are in one area. Well they were. I have a picture with proof. Unfortunately, it's in my digital camera. I'm at school, I don't have my camera with me. Yeah, so just believe me. I was in Cincy on Saturday and I was at the Freedom Center. There were Abes everywhere! I was getting sort of freaked out. Some of them were short and fat, some of them were tall and skinny. They came in all sorts of shapes and sizes. I just didn't know what to do. I wanted to get my picture with a group of them, but I didn't. So sad.

I got to see Ellery on Saturday night. That was great. They have a new CD out. I suggest you go sample there music, and then buy their CD! Go Here!

see ya!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Dear Pacers...

You have disappointed me greatly. I don't understand why you do what you do. For this reason, I have decided not to renew my season tickets. Not only that, I did not buy any play-off tickets. That's probably okay because you would have had to reimburse me. I think the team will continue to play like poo and we won't make it in. If we do, we will be killed. I just wonder why you continue to play the people that you do when they continue to KEEP MESSING UP! We had a great thing going before you brought back Tinsley and O' Neil. For some reason, you guys think they are GOD. They aren't they suck. Do you even bother to look at how they are doing?? If I am doing my math right, since we have had Tinsley back, we are 5-12. Now, since Jermaine has been back, we are 3-6. That's terrible! They are a deadly combination, and until we get rid of them, we will not succeed. Take your blinders off. Jermaine is not an all-star. Maybe he will be for someone else, but not for us. He's too stuck on his club. What about Peja? He's good. He's going to be a free agent. Do you think he is going to stay and keep playing with the crap you give him. In the time that Peja joined the team to the time that Tinsley came back, we were about 9-6. That's a nice area above 500. Then Tinsley came back. Then O'neil. The games just make me upset now. I actually hope the Pacers lose every game the rest of the season and don't make the Playoffs. Maybe then, you will realize we need to fix this team. Until then, I will not spend my money on the Pacers.

Thank you,
A severly concerned Pacers season ticket holder

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Oh myspace.

It is a time waster. It's fun. You get to reconnect. It's also terrible. Creepy guys hit on you. There's myspace drama. It's just crazy.

Am I in your Top 8? Your my number 1 friend. Oh, the conversation can go on for hours. I am so glad that Myspace put the Top 8 feature in. I mean, now I can proclaim to the world who my #1 friend is. By the way, Tyana is at the top of mine. Followed by Tony, and so on. I mean, there are even surveys associated with your top 8. It asks questions such as: Have you ever seen #4 naked? Have you ever kissed #2? Did you ever date #7? on and on and on.

Then the conversations about myspace start overtaking every day normal conversation. You know there is a problem then. Oh, I just put so and so in my top 8. I deleted her. She's not my friend anymore. Oh? You have myspace? Oh I am soo going to add you.

There are those people who won't join. They are anti-myspace. They don't want to give in. They say: Myspace spreads AIDS. Wha??? They just don't want to get into the trend. They will do it I say. It will happen. Why not join? It's a great way to stay connected with people you never see.

I do love this blog more than myspace. I get happy when people comment on here. It motivates me to write. That's pretty sad isn't it? I love it though. I had the fortune thing on the last post. Lynsey commented on my MYSPACE page with what her comment said. I need all my comments in one place. Then I feel like I have more. That's so idiotic, I know. My Myspace is stealing my Blogger's comments. That's sad.

Wow. This post is just about as random as it could be. So yeah, myspace. Any other input? I think if you don't have myspace, you should get it. I so totally would be your friend.

In other news:

My sister is home from Kuwait. We had her wedding reception on Sat. It was fun.

I move in 3 weeks and that makes me super happy

I hope the Pacers don't make the Playoffs because they shouldn't.

There was a big storm on Sunday night. I thought our roof was going to blow off. Our electricity went off, and it didn't come on until sometime after 9 in the morning Monday. Crazy crazy. I like storms though. They are quite fun. I mean, even though I was afraid the roof was going to blow off, my roommate, my sister, her husband, and I were all huddled around the open door watching the storm. Fun times.

So yeah, have a good day.