Friday, April 30, 2010

Ask and ye shall...

...get a five-day extension on a paper!


And also -


And now, back to work.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Retail therapy??

After discussing some other topics in a gChat convo with Jeremy:

me: have i mentioned that dan and i broke up?
a month ago
Jeremy: no way
do I need to get my gun?
5:09 PM me: and then we had the grad student symposium that I was co-in charge of. i've been so swamped but its catching up to me and I'm REALLY frightened for the THREE papers i have to do in the next 15 days.
no. it was mutual. we both got the same answer. but it still sucks.
we were best friends for more than a year and dated for 6 months of that.
5:10 PM Jeremy: ok, but I could still get my gun
me: so it's just weird.
Jeremy: what, my gun?
me: do you HAVE a gun?
Jeremy: not yet, so I need an excuse to get one
me: oh
then by all means.
Jeremy: cool.
I can't wait to tell brooke
me: lol
Jeremy: about the gun, not your breakup
me: right :)

You've got the right idea, Jer. Shopping does make everything better. ;)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Today's status

Desperately trying to find sources for a paper that is due in one week. Yes, I'm THAT awesome.

And I wear my jean jacket every day. I am also THAT awesome.

Monday, April 26, 2010

pj pants (because I was cold) + t-shirt (because it was comfy) + skirt (because it was Sunday) =

"Margaret, Heavenly Father thinks you look ridiculous."

Thanks so much, Amber.

And no, I didn't leave my house like that.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Posted with permission :)

Barbi bought Jorden some new summer clothes and he was really upset.

Why was he so upset, you ask?

"Mom," he wailed, "why did you have to buy me new clothes??? Why couldn't you buy me beef jerky???"

I like that kid. :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

From anotha motha?

My new bff, A, said this yesterday, while talking about a faculty member with whom she works closely:
I love her like my mother. Well, I don't really love her like my mother, I love her like other people love their mothers. My mother is special.
Mine too. :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Should I be concerned...

...that my usually extremely rational father is almost certainly going to buy a Jaguar?? From a Minnesotan hippie named Lyle?!?

Monday, April 19, 2010

So is it a bad sign...

...if my Chinese fortune cookie is EMPTY?!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I can hardly believe it.

I had the following conversation via gChat yesterday, with my symposium co-organizer...

me: we still need to figure out printing nametags, and get copies of the half sheet about the identity panel
Carolina: do you know how all these happened?
the symposium I mean
me: how all what happened?
Carolina: the event
me: do I know how the symposium happened?
Carolina: did we really do this?
me: lol
2:34 PM Carolina: anyway, we'll figure out the name tags
me: yeah I kinda can't believe its all come together :)

And seriously, I kinda can't believe it. All the panic, all the work, all the embarrassment for not having started working on it earlier, the grant proposals, the pleadings for help, the emails drafted a million times before sending, the coordination with committee chairs, the GRATITUDE when people took assignments and ran with them, going over the budget, going over the budget AGAIN, ordering supplies, publicity, registration,'s all almost over. The symposium is tomorrow. Tomorrow and Saturday. We have a location, we have people coming to speak, we have people coming to listen, and we have food. Sounds like it's gonna be just fine. :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Here's hoping that getting a haircut can also ward off mental illness...

Monday, April 12, 2010

I ate breakfast.

I woke up in a panic this morning, after having nightmares about the symposium*. Such a panic that I couldn't get out of bed for a while, couldn't admit even to that extent, the getting-out-of-bed extent, that the week was starting because I couldn't bear the thought of what it might bring. And then I did get out of bed, said a desperate prayer for help, and got dressed. And texted my best friend to say, "will you please text me every night around 8 or 9 and make sure I've eaten?"

'Cause I just know I'm going to forget, and that's not going to help anything.

*I'm one of two co-chairs/organizers of a graduate student symposium that will take place on my campus this weekend. We've been planning it for about a year, and will have presenters and attendees from all over the country. It's been a TON of work, and the work's not over yet, and, apparently, I'm panicked.

Thursday, April 08, 2010


Are you KIDDING me?! First three days of torrential downpour and now snow?! This must be payback for having temperatures in the high 70's over spring break last week. :) Just in time for my parents to visit. :) :) And for my birthday. :) :) :)

In other head is about to explode. But next Friday and Saturday is the graduate student symposium for which I am one of the co-chairs, and after that I'll be able to breathe again.

Breathe and write three 10-12 pages papers in the next two weeks.

Ah life. :)

Monday, April 05, 2010

Sometimes I take cool pictures.

I'm really enjoying this one right now.

P.S. That's San Diego in January. I only wish I lived there.