Thursday, December 31, 2009

One Heck of a Noun

Tonight, at midnight, something crazy will happen - the end of a decade. Say it with me now: d e c a d e. Wow, what a word.

Being only 18, this is the first entire decade that I have seen come and go (although, having been born in 1991, it's really more of a technicality). I keep trying to think of these past ten years in the same way that I (and many others) think of those great decades past that I did not live through, like the 80s. What are the movies that people will tell their kids that they have to watch. What books from this era will they force their kids to read? What styles will we make fun of, and what will we say "if only we had seen that comming" for the years ahead?

And, perhaps the most important, what the heck are we going to call this decade?!?! The two thousands? Come on, we've got to be able to come up with something better than that.

All jokes aside, the end of a decade only occurs once in a blue moon - and since today happens to be both (yes, the last full moon of 2009 is also a "blue" one), I have come to the conclusion that today (and the new year to come) represents a new begining in so many more ways than just the annual "new year". It it a new decade. A new ten years with new chances and oppurtunities. It's no secret that 2009 has been both a difficult and assuredly significant year. But now we all have the chance at an especially special late christmas gift: a new start.

Just what we all need.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Here it is

It it almost new year's eve, and has been seemingly eons since my last serious blog post. I feel like I owe you (are you still there, readers?) a all an explanation. my computer crashed or, god forbid, I had a family crisis. Heck, even I caught the swine flu would be sufficient.

But in truth, it has simply been the I'm ridiculously busy - oh wait, now I'm not syndrome. You know the one; when you go from not having even a moment to think, to having so much time that you just cant bring yourself to do anything. You haven't heard of this serious disorder? Ask your closest college student - I promise they can fill you in.

So, in mid December I found myself six feet under in papers and projects (along with the craziness of work. But that dear readers, is another post for another day) that the the stress of finals was practically oozing out of my pores. (not pretty) Luckily, all of this stress wasn't for not. Although I am still waiting on one grade, my tentative gpa so far is a 3.8.

When Christmas break hit, I embraced the chance for a break from school with open arms. (actually, it was more like me sprinting towards it, no doubt with a manic look in my eye, and threatening it if it didn't hurry up and come already). So what have I been doing for the past few weeks? Well, with the exception of working about twenty hours a week, absolutely nothing. And it has been awesome.

But now, I'm glad to say, I'm back dear readers (if you haven't lost faith in me, that is.) and my new year's resolution to you all is a minimum of one new post every other day (although I really do want to have one everyday). They may not be works of "literary genius" (remember those early days when everything was ambiguous and - dare I say it - "deep") but hopefully they will be entertaining and worth your time.

So with that, I will wish you all a happy new year, and urge you to check back soon.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


First off, let me appolagize for the long gap between posts. Between work, school (and finals comming up), and getting sick I really haven't had the chance to post anything.

Well, Its been nearly a week since Thanksgiving. Is anyone done digesting their food yet? haha. This year, I was soooooo ready for the holiday.after a 30 hour work week and school crazies ness, I was exstatic for 3 days of doing (wait for it) Nothing!

Okay okay, so it's not like I sat on the couch all weekend. Here is a run down of what I did:
~Drove up to the grandparents house and got to see family
~Went Antique-ing
~played lots of trivial prusit
~made an outdoor camping style breakfast with my family
~got second place (just barely lost to first) in the annual family cook of. (Yes, my family does have an annual cook off. We are just that cool. You are jealous :] )
-and finally-
~Racked up some couch time!

I will be sure to add some pictures of the weekend soon.

What did you do?