Thursday, October 30, 2003

i was walking on campus today, and this guy totally spit this giant wad of yellow phlegm onto the sidewalk right in front of me. i almost stepped in it and it was SO gross. i really really wanted to tell him that he was rather disgusting and should have at least spit into the dirt, but i didnt. i just gave him a dirty look.

he was a decent looking guy, too. probably he has a girlfriend somewhere who doesn't know that he's a dirty dirty mucus man.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003


Lazy birds given car to migrate south

Researchers have provided a flock of lazy and disorientated rare birds with a car and driver because they are incapable of migrating on their own.
Ornithologists from the Konrad Lorenz research centre in Gruenau in Austria have spent more than two years breeding the Northern Bald Ibis species.
They had to drive the birds to their winter quarters in the Maremma region in northern Italy by car after discovering they were unable to make the 500 mile trip on their own.
Dr Kurt Kotrschal from the Zoology Department at Vienna University said the birds were used to being taken care of and they refused to fly south.
He said: "The birds are used to the all-inclusive treatment at the research centre. So we had to pack the lazy birds into the car and drive them."
The small Ibis population, which had once been widespread in Austria until it was entirely wiped out in the Middle Ages, has lost its natural sense of orientation.
Experts who are now trying to bring the birds back to Austria are not only transporting the birds by car but they are also showing the migratory birds the way in hang gliders.
The bird which is about 80 centimetres tall with shiny black feathers usually takes between two and three weeks, depending on the weather, to make the journey.

Story filed: 12:43 Thursday 4th September 2003

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

i have big problems when i have to cook for only myself. i just dont know what to do- everything i make is for two people. hmmmm... i'll be in hot water next year if i dont live in slo... i dont do well with leftovers either, i usually forget about them or get disgusted by their cold slimyness.

Monday, October 27, 2003

misfortune falls on some people so much harder than on others. evidently m., my neighbor back in irvine, is going blind. she was born with cerebral palsy and mental retardation. now she's going blind, too, because of a genetic disease unconnected with the cp. she's about my age- we used to play together as kids, and i'd hang out with her to help when her parents went somewhere in high school. it makes me feel really bad, cause i've owed her a visit this year, and haven't gone by.

i heard some good news today, though.... my aunt who has been going through chemotherapy for colon cancer found out that the lumps in her breast are not, in fact, breast cancer.

poop! its dark already!

i'm glad i'm not king midas. that would suck

Sunday, October 26, 2003

it rained ash at my house. plus, the sky was so sooty that the sun was reddish orange and dim enough that we could look right at it. i saw the sunspots on the sun! it was crazny.

this fire isn't that close to us, the santa ana winds are just moving all the smoke our way. makes me think of the laguna canyon fire in 1993-- that one was close. anyways, ben's brother and sister in law have been evacuated from their house in san diego. it's right next to a canyon, so pray that everything's okay for them.

i'm back in slo now, and i'm going to watch a movie with ryanne at 7.45. :o) it feels so nice to not have tons of homework

Saturday, October 25, 2003

i'm in irvine, for hannah and ellie's first birthday party. (i'll also get to meet their new cousin chandler.) ben's coming too, and hes staying with friends in LA. so, the WIERDEST THING. my parents told me that they don't want me to have to take ben up to brentwood after the party, so if he wants he can stay here at my house tonight. wooooooooah. so strange.

Thursday, October 23, 2003

i got home, and the apartment is mostly dark downstairs and the wind is blowing through the open windows in large gusts. there is homework everywhere, and roomate #3 and her study buddy are playing my sega genesis with the volume up high.

somehow it feels quite strange

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

go read
girls are pretty-
after all, its
close to you day

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

will someone please tell me whats wrong with me today

i couldn't believe it... roomate #4, who is a junior biology major, didn't understand how twins happen. i had to explain to her that identical twins start as one egg and one sperm (she thought it took two) that ends up splitting. and that fraternal twins are two eggs and two sperm.

um, shouldn't a bio major know this? i mean, she's concentrating in human genetics- wouldn't where babies come from be a part of the curriculum at some point?

Sunday, October 19, 2003

carolyn and i made brownies tonight. when roomate #3 asked me if she could have one, i said "only if you give me a kiss!!" and i wasn't expecting one... but i got a kiss on the cheek. oh my!

Saturday, October 18, 2003

going to the ballroom dance club dance tonight....

i have the most wonderfulest dress to wear, too. i bought it a couple months ago from the vintage place. its a late 50s-early 60s prom dress sort of thing. it comes to below my knees, and has layers of white chiffon draped all over and light blue flowers that are kinda made like lace over the busom. so pretty! and new white heeled sandals.

i've been waiting for an excuse to wear it. who cares that the theme of the dance is 1920's- i'm going to be the prom queen.

Friday, October 17, 2003

carolyn has been going to bed SO EARLY! she went upstairs and turned off the lights at 10.30 tonight, my friends. that makes me want my own room sooo bad. i havent been in my room more than half an hour while not sleeping in at least a week. kinda.... sad.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

my goal: to make at least 150 more dollars babysitting before the end of the month, so i dont have to withdraw from savings in order to pay my credit card bill.


for some reason the awesomeness of my bowling seems to be on suck mode. and i'm getting my scores in twos. i just wanna beat 88, folkkkksss

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

best news headlines from the last few days

Fijians apologise for ancestors eating English missionary
Flood victim finds £36,000 down the back of his settee
Police pull drunk bird
Dutch priest allergic to communion wafers

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

i wish you could all hear how well i say "a monkey poured coffee in my boots."
uhmankypoorcaffeinmabuuts. something like that.

Monday, October 13, 2003

few things in life bother me as much as the way one of my friends always types "bi-bi" when she wants to tell me farewell on instant messanger.

more Valuable Research (TM)

Monkeys Move Robot Arms With Their Thoughts

Sunday, October 12, 2003

wow! two nights in a row that i've been TIRED before midnight

Saturday, October 11, 2003

between friday and monday, i'll have babysat for a total of 23 hours and 5 different children.

and hey! this is really my first week of babysitting since i was 16. woohoo!

so if you're wondering why i haven't been quite so verbose as of late, that is why


Friday, October 10, 2003

this lady rawksors!

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

maryland governor's wife says she'd shoot britney spears

to those of you who doubted that caltrans would finish widening cuesta grade by october 10th, i say HA!

its only the 8th and i drove down the new 3 lanes plus nice big shoulders grade today. it was so wierd- i didnt feel all stressed out afterwards. yay!

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

oooo cool. maps that say election results by county:
do you want davis to go away?
who's your daddy?

i can't wear yellow and white together. it makes me feel like a fried egg

Monday, October 06, 2003

dear little boy who lives next door,

i hope you are not offended by me calling you little boy. you are just so very short and immature for a college sophmore!

today when i was trying to open my front door, i got to hear you talking on the cell phone. i must say, i could have done without hearing the details of your food poisoning experience. i'm sure whoever you were talking with was enthralled with your descriptions of vomit and "poop" (i have taken the liberty of editing this word.)

i implore you to remember the four girls who live so very close to your house. we don't like to hear poop stories, or basketball every morning, or parties that start at 2 am.

thank you,
your neighbor.

p.s.- maybe you'd feel better if you drank beer in the blow up pool in your front yard again.

Estranged mother and daughter meet again in prison

A mother and daughter who hadn't seen each other for 17 years met up when they were put in the same prison cell in Brazil.

Regina Claudia Ribeiro de Souza, 25, ran away from home when she was eight.

She didn't see her mother again until she was arrested for robbery and they ended up in the same cell in Sao Paulo's Pinheiros prison.

But they were separated again after four months when the mother, Marina Souza, who was arrested for drug dealing, was transferred to the state's women's prison.

Regina Claudia told Jornal da Tarde newspaper: "She took care of me in prison. She baked me cakes. We finally had time to get to know each other and we got very close."

Now Regina is campaigning for her mother to be sent back to Pinheiros prison so that they can be together again.

Pinheiros prison's director Maria da Penha said: "I will do my best to keep mother and daughter together."

Story filed: 15:11 Monday 6th October 2003

Sunday, October 05, 2003

babysat a three year old for two hours
now i'm 14 dollars rich!

woo hoo for me

Friday, October 03, 2003

santa maria is way cooler than me

1. there is a traffic circle in the crossroads shopping center off of betteravia st. a TRAFFIC CIRCLE, guys!!!
2. they decided that they would put little columbus ships on the bridges that go over the freeways. this is cool because now i can call the city "nina, pinta and santa maria." of course, the city wasn't named after colombus' ship.... it was named after the virgin mary! thats why the columbus thing is so great. it doesn't make sense.

Thursday, October 02, 2003

that picture up there is so old. like....... a year and a half old. my hair is now nearing the "middle of my back" range.

i think my hair grows fast. yes, it do.

i wonder what would happen if you swallowed one of those instant dinosaur sponge pills that turn into t-rex when you drop it into warm water...

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

happy birthday to me!