This is a picture of Frasier and Niles. They are on TV. Frasier is probably worried about cooking for one of his dinner parties. They tend to go awry.

This is Samantha. She was my favorite American Girl Doll. When I was in first grade, I would make my mother call me Samantha. I was kind of a brat.

This is a horse with a kitten. So cute.

These are croutons. Croutons are my least favorite food.



February 28, 2008

Today I really thought I had found a new favorite food: bagels and cream cheese. I had been craving them a lot lately and so I was super stoked when I snuck into New Commons to get one. Except guess what. Turns out bagels are not my new favorite food. The one I had today was the opposite of tasty. So now I just feel really confused. They used to be so tasty. I’m kind of devastated. I don’t know what to do.

Last night we had our first band practice ever and it was kind of the most amazing thing ever. Tom joined our band and now we are super awesome. We already have two songs. It’s actually kind of terrifying how amazing we are. Seriously.

I think Tuesday is officially my favorite day. Today I slept through Potions. Then I went to work. Work was great because I didn’t have to do anything so I just got to read the newspaper the whole time.  Then they were having a meeting with food in the WGS lounge. Also, I like Tuesdays because Jordo has his chili night meetings at the same time I have work. So after I finished my work and Jordo finished his meeting we went and stood outside the WGS lounge and waited for the people to be done with their meeting so we could eat their food. While we waited we left a note for one of our professors asking her to bowling and beer. She checked the yes box so that’s exciting. It was great because we got to take all we could eat and then we took the leftovers home. After we packed up our sandwiches and lemon squares and chips we checked our mail and my new sparkly dress had finally come. Very exciting. 

So then I walked home and it had started to snow. I finished one of my sandwiches, made hot cocoa, put on Mad About You and have been reading Harry Potter ever since. It’s been pretty much the greatest thing ever. I think now I am going to go eat the other sandwich I have.

Watch it. Go Hills!

A Word About Nap Time.

February 20, 2008

Nap time is a very important part of the day for me. Nap time generally occurs between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., though sometimes it is longer. Nap time does not necessarily involve me actually sleeping, but it involves me getting to spend quality time laying in my bed by myself. Sometimes nap time involves me watching television or reading things on the interweb. Nap time always involves me not answering my cell phone. Other people are NOT part of nap time. Sometimes I might answer the phone but only if you are bringing me food.

Rock Rock Rock Star

February 18, 2008

So, it’s official. I am going to be a rock star. While talking with a friend over some beers/colt 45 last night, we realized that we shared a common regret–not starting a band in college. Then we realized college wasn’t over, and that if the two of us started a band it would be the most awesome thing ever. So we are going to start a band. I have been writing songs. Today I wrote one called “At Some Point Your Ironic Fashion Sense Just Makes You Look Ugly, And That Kind Of Defeats The Purpose.” It’s pretty amazing. If anyone steals my title, I will punch them. COPYRIGHT LAWS!

Oh, The Angst of My Youth

February 17, 2008

Today instead of being a good kid and concentrating on the absurd amount of reading I need to do, I played around on youtube and revisited the angsty girl bands of my youth. So, here is a lovely taste of the music little angsty 7th-grade me adored.

liz phair

the breeders

veruca salt



sonic youth

So. I don’t even know where to begin. Just watch this:

Let’s go through why this is my new favorite thing ever.

1. Who doesn’t love Sophie B. Hawkins and Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover?
2. We all know how much I love Hillary.
3. You also know how much I love absurdity, especially in the form of poorly made videos.
4. Real people sing. In a beauty salon.

That is all.

Today while perusing Wikipedia I learned a great fact. Bates College has not one, not two, but SIX school songs. That is correct, six.

I’m very excited about all of them. The only problem is that I don’t know the tunes for any of them. So I am going to have to make them up.

First we have the Alma Mater. It is to the tune of my high school Alma Mater, Hail Ms. McGehee.

Here’s to Bates, our Alma Mater dear, \ Proudest and fairest of her peers; \ We pledge to her our loyalty, \ Our faith and our honor thru the years. \ Long may her praises resound. \ Long may her sons exalt her name. \ May her glory shine while time endures, \ Here’s to our Alma Mater’s fame.

Next there is the Fight Song. I think this one is kind of stupid.

Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! \ Fight on for Bates \ For Vict’rys at our door, \ Today the Garnet Bobcats conquer again, \ Hathorn bells are ringing in another win \ Down the field the Bobcats are marching \ Piling up the score – \ So fight (pause) for Bates (pause) and glory \ Give us more! more! more! more! \ (shout) Hey! \

Then there is the Field Song and the Victory Song. Like the Fight Song, they are stupid. I am not going to give them melodies.

Bates, Bates, fight till the end, \ Fight till the end of ev’ry game. \ Right, right, right till the end \ Fight for our Alma Mater’s name. \ Fair and square may the battle be, \ In life or on the field of play. \ For Bates, Bates, strive till the end \ To honor her name in ev’ry way.

Oh Bates, awake to the sound of battle \ The Garnet waves on high \ Thy sons are following on to victory \ Joy and fair fame are nigh \ The bands are playing, the stands are swaying \ Now rah! rah! rah! Bates! rah! rah! \ Up to your cheering Bates \ Up ev’ry man of you \ Shout to the welkin blue \ All together, Bates together, Rolling up the score \ Add a little, then a little, and a little more \ And at last when night is falling \ And the day is done \ We’ll cheer again for dear old Bates \ And another vict’ry won.

The fifth song is called The Bobcat. It is to the tune of the ‘Twas Brillig song that the Cheshire Cat sang in my fourth grade musical of Alice in Wonderland.

Oh the day of days is here, \ And the Bobcat will appear, \ Yes the claws will fly and the bears will die \ On this day of Victory, \ For the Bobcat dotes on fighting \ And his courage is supreme. \ And when it comes to smiting, \ Bears and Mules are all the same. \ Oh here’s to the fighting Bobcats, \ The Garnet mascot ever. \ So here’s three cheers for him who shares \ The glory of the name of Bates.

The last song is great. It is called The Bates Smoker. It makes me think of the olden days. It is to the tune of The Holly and The Ivy.

Ofttimes at night I light my pipe, \ And watch the glowing grates; \ The shadows fall while I recall \ Each dream of dear old Bates; \ Each fair coed, each lesson read, \ Each comrade’s friendliness. \ Each victory comes back to me, \ Each dream brings happiness.