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?