Saturday, August 30, 2008

1 2 3 4

1. Chris and I decided that the money for our Labor Day Excursion Extravaganza would be better spent as a beginning to the almighty "Wedding Fund." Therefore, I am at home in good ol' Statesboro this lovely Labor Day weekend.

2. Today was the first Georgia Southern football game. Not very surprisingly, we lost. It was totally expected, though... we were playing UGA. The final score was 45-21.... we put up a decent fight. Go Eagles.

3. I finally have my two tables set up in my room. One as a desk for my shmancy new computer, and one for crafting and art making. Unfortunately, my crafting table has been taken over by dirty dishes, big plastic bins I still need to unpack from the move, and the boxes all my computer stuff came in. I miss my sewing machine.

4. Speaking of things I miss, I miss my camera. I miss the darkroom. I miss the vinegar-y smell and the orange light and the dry hands and the cracked cuticles and the billions of prints I came home with at the end of the night.
I came across THIS today and am in awe. This girl's photos show an amazing talent and here's the thing- she's only 14. (jaws dropping) Shyeah... that's what I said. I'm totally jealous/inspired by somebody who's almost 10 years younger than me. Really, check out her stuff, it's so absolutely wonderful.

Have to go. Meeting Chris downstairs and I have to tweeze my rogue chin hair before I go. (Is that oversharing?)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

5 Songs

For lack of anything more interesting to post, here are 5 songs I'm obsessed with right now.
(In no particular order)

BTW, Kathy Griffin is going to be at the Fox in Atlanta on Sept. 5 (next Friday). I'm dying to go.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Pink Milk

For the record, this cereal:

makes your milk hot pink. It's not a bad thing, I'm just sayin'..... pink milk.


"Twenty-two what?" you may ask. I'll tell you. Twenty-two gorgeous inches of widescreen LCD awesomeness. Oh yes, that's right, I got my brand-spankin'-new monitor today. After a long day of classes and riding the stinky buses around campus, it's just what a girl needs to come home to. What's that? You want to see pictures?

So shiny. So perfect. I can only hope I love my first child this much.

(The picture is terrible, please excuse the nasty glare.)

Compared to my laptop, Dellbert. If you think that's sad, you should see it compared to my 20" TV. That's right, my computer monitor is bigger than my TV. If that makes me a geek, then a geek I am.

My fancy new keyboard (not the pretty rainbow light-up one) and super-huge hard drive should come tomorrow or the day after.

In other news, I was sitting in the Information Technology building today, reading and waiting for my 2:00 class to start, when a guy came and sat down in the chair next to me wearing a t-shirt that read "Big Damn Heroes." Now, if you don't know what that means, then you need to watch Joss Whedon's Firefly. Here's the clip that it's from:

Anyway, shocked to see another Whedon fan, I leaned over and said "Dude, sweet shirt." That sparked a conversation about things that are awesome that nobody's ever heard of. He hadn't seen Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and I had never heard of this girl. So I looked her up. Apparently, she's a big YouTube sensation and I can see why.

While she doesn't have a Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey voice, she's unique and very talented in a raw, un-processed kind of way. In any case, I liked her and I thought I'd share. (And dude, she plays the ukulele!) Also, she's coming to Statesboro in a couple of weeks (Sept. 12) to perform at the new Black Box Theater at the CAT (Center for Art and Theater). I think tickets are $10. Anybody wanna go?

That's all for now.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Is that you, blog? It's me, Katie.

I hardly remember what you look like, dear blog. My brain has been taken over by school, by thoughts of projects and papers and notes and books.

It isn't all bad, though. For my 3D design class, our first project is to make a pop-up book. How awesome is that? As a preliminary assignment, we've already had to make 3 pop-up cards. I promise to post pictures when I get them back.

As for other classes, they are slightly less awesome. No pop-up books for those.
I'm taking Introduction to Language (it's an anthropology/ linguistics class and seems to be somewhat interesting so far), World Archeology (unfortunately, we do not study Indiana Jones. Instead we have a quiz... every single class period.), and Cultural Anthropology.

In other news, Statesboro has once again been taken over by college students. This is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, all my friends are back. Lydia is back in her apartment and it is absolutely AWESOME to live next door to her. Kristen is also back in town and it's like having a little piece of the Marvin House back again.
On the other hand, traffic is backed up. The buses are slow (and incredibly hot). Freshmen don't know where things are. Walking all over campus dodging bikes and skateboards isn't exactly my idea of a good time. Wal-Mart is the very definition of Hell right now. Did I mention how hot and humid it is? And the gnats... oh, the gnats... they should be the official bird of Bulloch County.

But really, it's all worth it to have my friends back in town again. Kristen and I have already decided to get together every Wednesday night. Tonight was "Tuna-Fest." It's sort of a ritual with us. We make my Mom's tuna salad and rice krispie treats (that have too many marshmallows and are eaten out of a bowl) and watch The L-Word. It is pure joy.

I'll leave you with a few pictures of the impromptu road-trip Chris and I took last weekend.

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(...that's what she said...)

I don't even remember where we went. We just drove north for a few hours, then turned around and came home. It was sort of a warm-up to Labor Day weekend. We plan on driving all afternoon Friday after he gets off work, then stopping wherever we decide looks good, then going some more on Saturday... and so on until we have to turn around and come back home again. We aren't making plans or reservations, just taking a few maps and going. I'm sure we'll wind up somewhere interesting.

Off to bed with me, now.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summer > School; Input Device Envy

Woah... (she says in a Keanu Reeves-ish voice), classes start Monday. Where the hell did the summer go? I think the dryer ate it like it eats socks. Wait... I don't have a dryer. And for that matter, I don't usually wear socks.

So, let's talk about how bad I want THIS keyboard.

Honestly, it's probably just about the most awesome thing I've ever laid my eyes on. I want it. I want to have its little glowing babies. Guh...
But alas, it shall never be. The $200 price tag give me hives. (Also the fact that you have to order the number pad- that doesn't light up- separately for another $35.)

In other news, ex-roomie Jessica is coming to stay with me tomorrow night. We're planning a Whedon-athon. I've been thinking about my picks for the episodes of Buffy we'll watch for the last 3 days. Does that make me obsessed?
This will certainly be among the first chosen:

Ohh! Oooh! Also, I got my hair cut. It's rather short. Almost a bob. I'm very pleased. Much less Drain-o will have to be used on my shower drain now. (That's kinda gross, huh?)

Off to watch TV, then bed.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I Believe....

I believe…

growing up is overrated.

music just sounds better in a car, on the interstate, at night… really loud.

in chocolate.

there is a reason God sent frogs as one of the seven plagues. They. Are. Evil.

you should never buy something that you can make yourself.

baking is the ultimate anti-depressant.

you should never start watching a tv show or movie in the middle; like a book, always start at the beginning.

someone should bring back writing letters. I miss those.

in correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation in text messages.

art is the heart of the universe.

taking the bypass around a small town is cheating.