Wednesday, March 29, 2006

To Do List

1) Stop wasting time.
2) Do Latin homework
3) Eat something that resembles lunch
4) Go to Latin class and pretend like I know what I'm doing
5) Paint flats for A Midsummer's Night Dream.
6) Study for poli sci midterm.
7) Study for a Latin test.
8) Write an English paper proposal.
9) Convince my boyfriend to take care of his stupid pink eye.

1) Study for poli sci while looking like I'm taking theology notes.
2) Study for poli sci instead of taking a nap.
3) Take the freaking poli sci midterm.
4) Hand in the paper proposal.
5) Somehow still be sane by the time I get to metaphysics.
6) Study for Latin. All night.

1) Study for Latin some more. (I must get an A on this test!)
2) Take the dreaded Latin test.
3) Unwind for about five minutes.
4) Start shooting my movie.
5) Possibly be dealing with pink eye if #9 on today didn't work.

1) Cut hair.
2) Shoot more scenes.
3) Go to Mystery Dinner Theater.
4) Read The Inferno.

1) Mass.
2) Latin homework!
3) Begin hell week for A Midsummer's Night Dream.

N.B. This is all pre hell week stress!!!!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Let There Be Irish

I know this post is a little late, but it had to come at some point. I've been meaning to blog about St. Paddy's Day for some time now. It all started on Thursday. That's when CC celebrated, because the next day was the beginning of Spring Break and D. O'D was heading for the penal colonies. (Australia.) We had a nice 'Irish' supper. With Guinness and Killian's to go around. Poor Matt had given up alcohol for Lent and for some reason decided not to take advantage of the dispensation. *shrug* Silly boy. Right after supper, a bunch of the boys did a reenactment of the Irish independence from the Black and Tans. Mostly it ended up being the boys shooting each other with their airsoft guns.

But Pete did a pretty darn good job of being an Irish general. Megan and I managed to get our Latin done between supper and the festivities (that didn't include guns.) We decided that the beer we had at supper helped. Seriously, I'd never gotten through Latin so fast! (And turns out the next day that it was right, too!) The formal festivities started with the colorguard and a blessing and a few Irish saints. Then came the singing and the dancing. D. O'D lead the 'clansmen' in many great Irish songs. The crowd was asked to sing along, so we all belted out our favorites at the top of our lungs. I began to lose my voice at Black Velvet Band and finished it off with Finnegan's Wake.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Nota Bene

It is a bad idea to put fish oil in bread.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Who Needs to Study When There Are Internet Tests?

You Are Austin

A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll.
You're totally weird and very proud of it.
Artistic and freaky, you still seem to fit in... in your own strange way.

Famous Austin residents: Lance Armstrong, Sandra Bullock, Andy Roddick

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Happy Bunny

So lately I've been going a little Happy Bunny crazy. Really, you have no idea. And then Donna opened up a whole new can of worms by saying she sometimes makes her own. This peaked my interest and I thought you might enjoy.

As you can see, I'm not enjoying my midterms. Grrrr.

I have been having fun with metaphysics, though!

You're mom jokes have been going around the campus like wildfire.

And some fun with Latin.

And lots of fun with Sydney!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

What 20th Century Pope Are You?

St. Pius X
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Fix it!

I can just imagine the look on Eric's face as he shoved his mangled frying pan at Liz. "Tell her to fix it! Just fix it!"

It all started when I decided to cook for Ben and Joe. (I blame them! No, unfortunately, it was not their faults. Dag!) They didn't have a decent frying pan. (Aka, one big enough to cook more than one egg at a time.) So I went downstairs and asked Eric for a frying pan. He very quickly and cheerfully agreed and loaned me one of his precious frying pans. Oh happy frying pan! I took this pan, went back upstairs and proceeded to make pineapple chicken (not in the frying pan) and fried eggs with Ramen (that's what was in the frying pan.) Unfortunately, at home, all I ever cook with is cast iron. I don't think I've ever used a teflon pan in my life. It didn't occur to me that stirring with a fork would be a bad thing. Oh but it was. It so very was.

After the meal, I washed the pan and was about to give it back, when I noticed that the beautiful pan was now completely defaced with huge horrible scratches. Crap monkeys. I thought about it for a second. Eric seems like the kind of guy who would really like his cookware. Plus I'd already broken his ice scraper. The only thing I could do at the time was return the poor thing. So I sucked in my breath and went downstairs. He wasn't home, so I put it in the cabinet. Later I asked a few people how much Eric liked his pans. The answer, a lot. Double crap monkeys. What about his frying pan? That most of all. [edited!]

I decided that I would just have to replace it. I planned on doing it with much hast, but things kept getting in the way. Eric didn't seem any different to me, so I figured he must not have minded so much. I was wrong. So very wrong. (He is Latino after all.) Turns out he hadn't used the pan. . . until today. I got a call from Liz telling me she needed to talk. When she found me, she had a horrible look on her face. She didn't say anything, just pulled the frying pan out from behind her back and set it on the table next to me. "Joe was going to make an omelet --" "How mad?" I interrupted her, because I knew what she was getting at. The answer, very, very mad. Understandable. Now I have to get a new frying pan post hast.

One Month Of Craziness

Thursday, March 09, 2006


I'm sorry, I feel bad. I haven't been telling you about my life. There is a good reason for this. The devil has come to Christendom campus and they call him mid-terms. Last week I had poli-sci and English (on the same day, too!!). Tonight I just got out of my Latin test and next week I've got philosophy and theology, in that order. It has been nuts, believe you me. So maybe some day you will know more about what's going on in my life. Ciao. Pray for me.

Full of Life

W00t!!! I'm about ready to jump out of my skin!! I love babies!!! South Dakota loves babies!!! Michelle has a baby!!! (Who I assume she loves very much!!!) Okay, let me rewind and play at, like, half speed.
So first I hear that Gov. Rounds (who I now love very much) signed the abortion ban. Read more here. What I think is even more awesome than that, is the people of South Dakota's attitude on abortion. Granted, if asked, many will say that it is up to the person, but would not have one themselves. And, I think, many people (not all of course), if a friend asked them what they should do, would council against abortion. Go us! Of course Planned Parenthood is blowing it all out of proportion. '"The people of South Dakota are so angry about this ban. And our phones have been ringing off the hook and our e-mail is just jammed," says Sarah Stoesz of Planned Parenthood.' Okay, I haven't taken a gallop poll (those things are SO accurate anyway. . . ) of what South Dakotans think, but I highly doubt there are even enough people who care one way or another to cause phones to even make a change. All I have to say about that is whatever. Apparently they want to put it up to a public vote. I say let 'em! We can show them what South Dakotans really think about life!!

The other night, I checked my voice mail at about 2 am and Bob left me a voicemail saying that Michelle was in labor. I ended up calling the hospital at 2: 30 am my time, 1: 30 am her time. The nurse told me that she wasn't taking any calls at that point. Later on I wasn't suprised, because little Patrick Leonard was born at 1: 46 am! 7 lbs, 4 oz, and cuter than any buttons I've ever seen!! Check out Basil's blog for pictures and more info. Congradulations Michelle!!!

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