Monday, April 24, 2006


it is finished.

that's 5500 words, 18 pages of pure political analysis. the last 4500 words were all written yesterday between the hours of 1:00 pm and 4:00 am. that's 15 hours, friends. and i've known about it since the day i stepped into the classroom 3 months ago. celebratory shower? yes, please.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

man, i am one pathetic loser.

so...i'm not the best rock climber in the world. i used to think that i was ok. i was wrong. i've even worked on a ropes course. you'd think i'd be ok. but no...i guess it was just something i assumed i would be ok at, but never really attempted. this semester i have been proven ridiculously wrong. i am in fact a bad climber.

i'll give you an example.

today i attempted to climb this wall. it was a corner climb. it took me 4 tries to make it past one spot. and i wasn't even to the first level yet. great. so...anyway...long story short, i eventually (in the most awkward way possible) made it to the first level. one more to go...oh my goodness. it took me the rest of the class to get past this stupid platform. oh man. it took me forever. i think i tried to climb this same route (the only route) like...184 times before i did it successfully. sigh.

however, it was accomplished. but i do feel a little bad for shauna and shea, who were stuck belaying/tending the rope/watching me for a good half hour.

so...with that said...and to give you a good visual of the afternoon...and because i didn't have a camera, i leave you with this.

DISCLAIMER: SHAUNA IS NOT GIVING ME THE FINGER. i tried to make it look like she was checking her watch. i guess it did not work.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

shooting up. woot woot.

1 yellow fever vaccination....check
1 meningitis vaccination.....check
1 prescription for typhoid pills (which i filled).....check
1 prescription for malaria pills.....check
1 prescription for "traveler's diarrhea" pills.....check

went and got more africa shots (and prescriptions) today. i'm glad that i got a few earlier this semester to break this craziness up. so, since i got Hep A and tetanus before spring break, i think my trip today should finish off the list. although i do have to check up on my Hep B.

all in all...the trip is coming together nicely...i'm starting to get a little excited. although some may not be able to tell, it's there. look deeper. you'll see it.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Mayne... hol' up... I got too much lean in my cup

so today i was thinking. and there is a lot of good stuff going on in my life.

so, automatically the song lyric "mayne...hol' up...i got too much lean in my cup" popped into my head. really, it's not as weird as you think...the song is in my head a lot. by the way, this is the only line i know and i don't know who sings it. but i think it would be classified as "rap".

i just assumed that when writing this lyric, the rapper intended it to be interpreted as "hold on guys, my cup runneth over" (and then perhaps the guy would pause and praise God). seriously, i did assume least the first part.
but, after some googling of "lean", i realized that it's not exactly a song about a man pausing to examine his amazing, plentiful life. he's actually just saying "wait, i think my alcoholic drink is spilling, i should slow down."


but, if you ever hear me singing this song, my drink is not about to spill. don't hold up. but we can stop and praise God. because my cup runneth over.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


my turn? ok...

it's me. and sara destefano.
and although it looks like i may have gone with just girls, i really did have a date (sorry shauna.)

Monday, April 03, 2006

hip shakin' and rule breakin'


there have been a few rumors going around about me.
one is that i don't dance. the other is that i don't break rules.
as hard as i have tried to prove one of these wrong, i have no photo documentation to back my argument up, therefore i will not procede to push it any further.

however, i am quickly going to tear the other rumor to shreads. be prepared to never look at katy the same.


1) NO eyes on the road. AND i'm speeding. goodness. arrest me now.

2) i believe this pool was CLOSED FOR THE SEASON when i jumped in it. the gate was even locked.

need i go any further? ok...

3) this hill is NOT for sliding. yet, i slid. and even got caught BY THE COPS.

i am convinced that after reading this, you can't possibly think that i am as wholesome and rule-following as you did when you began reading. i'm practically a rebel. sheesh. no apology needed. just respect...for my rebellious spirit and it's infinite capability.