Tuesday, September 30, 2008


In keeping with pirate tradition, I'm stealing this from Anne, who stole it from Gwyneth. ARGH!

1] Who was your FIRST prom date? Hehe, probably my friend Erin. :P
2] Do you still talk to your FIRST love? Alas, no. I was 5, and I haven't seen Patrick since then.
[3] What was your FIRST alcoholic drink?nasty cheap red wine
[4] What was your FIRST job? detasseling corn
[5] What was your FIRST car? 1976 Dodge Aspen, baby!
[6] Who was the FIRST person to text you today? My roommate's boyfriend. Funny.
[7] Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning? Um...?
[8] Who was your FIRST grade teacher? Miss Haberman. Ick.
[9] Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane? Memphis to see Erin
10] Who was your FIRST best friend and are you still friends with them? See #2.
[11] What was your FIRST sport played? Annie-Over?
[12] Where was your FIRST sleep over? My cousin's
[13] Who was the FIRST person you talked to today? Myself
[14] Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time? Flower girl for my aunt Lisa
[15] What was the FIRST thing you did this morning? Yelled at the alarm clock to shut up.
[16] What was the FIRST concert you ever went to? I think that would be Emerson Drive.
[17] FIRST tattoo or piercing? Ears at 6.
[18] FIRST foreign country you went to for vacation? Germany, to see Jackie.
19] What was your FIRST run in with the law? Um...Sitting in Kenny Meyer's cop car at about 2am after hitting the deer on the way home from the Emerson Drive concert. See#16.
[20] When was your FIRST detention? Junior year of high school--for eating a cookie in the hallway. Yeah, she was everyone's least favorite teacher. Even the other teachers.
[21] What was the FIRST state you lived in? Nebraska
[22] Who was the FIRST person to break your heart? See #2. I moped about him for years.
[23] Who was your FIRST roommate? Kelsey Hoffman. Could not stand the girl. I kinda hope she sees this. :P
[24] Where did you go on your FIRST limo ride? Eew. Why would I even touch one?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

An "Oh yeah" and a Roll Call

Oh yeah...can't believe I forgot about this, but...my little brother is getting married. Well, he's not so little anymore, being taller than me, and it won't be until he and she graduate. But it's pretty exciting news! It's also a bit weird, when your younger siblings start getting married off. I've kinda been expecting it for a couple years now; that they would announce their engagement shortly before they graduate college. They're so cute together; he's so much nicer since he met her! lol Or maybe he just had enough time to grow up and get out of the annoying little brother stage.

Also...who actually reads this blog? I really can't remember who I even sent the link to, so if you see this, you should give a shout. Thanks. :D

A Case of the Mundanes

To those of you who read this who are in the SCA: does "real life" ever feel like a Monday, no matter what day of the week it is, after a really good event? Cecil's Siege was far too short, and I'm having issues adjusting. It's really hard to sit at this stupid computer at work, and try to type map locations and field conditions into a table. Don't get me wrong; I know life can't be all SCA, and I wouldn't want it to be. I have far too many other hobbies and activities that I pursue. But for one weekend, I felt like I was home again, with new family and old friends around me, in a place I love, doing things I'm good at...it's not even about having fun, it's about having a place and a job that belongs to you. And now I'm back in a city that's completely foreign to me, just wondering if I'll ever have a place here that feels anything like my place at Home.

Love ya's,

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's going to be a good day

One of the British boys who works in the archaeology lab is downstairs singing along very loudly and soulfully with whatever music it is that he's playing--I'm not sure, but it sounds like showtunes.

It makes me happy.

You really take what you can get around here to lift your spirits a little. I mean, I've been sitting here for going on 3 days now, just typing things, not even original things, just other people's field notes and such. So things like the British boys singing, all the stupid little jokes, the sarcastic comments people write in their field notes that I come across as I type them...it's appreciated! That's what it takes to keep me awake.