Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My miraculous weight loss!

Finally, I figured out how to loose weight. Not only that...I lost about 10-15 pounds just within the last couple of days. You can seriously tell just by looking at me too. It's stupendous!!! The secret to my miraculous weight loss?!? The end of the semester & finishing my beast of a paper (which was still quite interesting, I think, regardless of how mind numbing it was at times) and the impossible final. All of that weight...literally lifted off of my shoulders. :-)

However, have no fear. I am actively trying to replace the figurative pounds with literal ones. Suddenly, not sadly, there is a plethora of blondies, brownies and cookies just flying into my hands. Sugar is just too accessible. If it was $3.75/gallon, I might not eat it so much. Can we use sugar in lieu of gas??

"Worries go down better with soup than without." Jewish proverb
(I should convert to Judaism if it involves delicious sounding proverbs like this one.)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

It's not that easy...being green

It's not that easy being green;Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold...or something much more colorful like that.It's not easy being green.It seems you blend in with so many other ord'nary things.And people tend to pass you over 'cause you'renot standing out like flashy sparkles in the water or stars in the sky.But green's the color of Spring.And green can be cool and friendly-like.And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain,or tall like a tree.When green is all there is to beIt could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful!And I think it's what I want to be.


Love the earth; give it a hug. :-)

"The goal of life is living in agreement with nature." Zeno

Sunday, April 20, 2008

wierd week...

What a wierd week.

Wednesday was the "big boom;" Friday was the earthquake.

Who would have thought that going an enormous boom would jolt me out of bed on a random Wednesday night??? It was quite the wierd situation to congregate with the neighbors all in our jammies outside at 10:30 p.m. By the time we got up in the morning, it was supposedly an effect from a falling meteor. Yeah, right. My brother is *convinced* that it's a not-s0-incognito UFO surveillance mission. The newspeople have now determined that it was a fighter jet from Ft. Wayne...breaking the sound barrier. To me this is about as sci-fi as it will ever come. Seriously...breaking the sound barrier just sounds so out there, like it would never possibly occur anywhere where I would ever be. Ben isn't as astounded by this as I am; I persist in reveling in my awe, albeit somewhat scared awe.

The earthquake...let it be known, I have always kind of wanted to experience what a real, honest-to-goodness earthquake is like. Alas, I don't live in California or southern Indiana. Apparantly, I SLEPT through an earthquake Friday morning. My various roommates and family can attest that I'm a fairly light sleeper, and I was especially restless for some reason. Maybe I have a little bit of cockroach in me and can sense an oncoming earthquake. How did I sleep through it when it was apparantly easily felt in Kokomo too? I feel like I'm always writing on here about getting jipped!

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." Aristotle

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Social Capital

I had a "I must blog this" moment tonight during class. We're discussing a Marxist theorist about different forms of capital...social, economic, cultural mainly. The discussion started as well with my professor contemplating why he never talked with acquaintances/friends from previous places where he lived & worked. Ultimately, he came to the conclusion that he no longer talks to these people because he doesn't need them. They don't enhance his social capital (like currency). Methinks I have an excuse for not keeping in touch with people? It's a bit harsh...but I guess it is what it is. Fair is fair; lots of people don't keep in touch with me either! :-)

Confucius say: "Have no friends not equal to yourself."

Sunday, April 6, 2008

What's that bird with the green head?

You may or may not know that Ben is a typical male at times. He's not really all that with it about flowers, for example. He knows what a rose is and he now knows what a daisy is (thanks to me), but other than that, he's a little on the lost side. And that's okay with me; I'm not big on getting gorgeous bouquets of expensive flowers that are only fodder for cat eating and subsequent cat puking.

Ben also sometimes has this same issue with birds. Personally, I thought that some birds are by default easier to identify than others. For example...the blackbird. I mean, how many black birds are there that sit in your yard and eat sunflower seeds? Not many. Granted, some blackbirds do have iridescent feathers around their head/back, but they are still BLACKbirds. Silly Ben. I'm supposed to add the disclaimer that this particular blackbird had a green (iridescent) head, so that made it confusing.

"I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs."
Joseph Addison