Monday, August 14, 2006

School and other observations

Top Ten Reasons Why Going Back to School is Okay; Take I
  1. Buying and organizing school supplies! I mean, we already got the largest container of gel pens ever (100 gel pens for 14$!) I still get to decorate my binders, decorate my page dividers, decide on a pencil case (kitties or bears?), put together a portable knitting case (already got the latest Simply Knitting magazine that came with the knitting case, but it wasn't filled), and other fun school supplies oriented activities.
  2. Getting to see my friends that I haven't seen over the summer because a)they went away and b) I'm antisocial and don't call anyone.
  3. Once that student loan comes in I'm getting some nice tops that fit well dammit!
  4. The excitement of getting new books even though they are overpriced and sometimes ridicously boring and soul sucking, they are still books and I do love them so.
  5. Knowing that I graduate this year!
  6. That everything changes.
  7. New things to preoccupy my thoughts because sometimes I get a little OCD when left on my own.
  8. Learning stuff so that I don't suck at jeopary as much as I do (thought tonight, did anyone see that 'words of a writer' category that was freakishly easy in the double jeopary round that barely any of the contestents got? What was with that?) Because I still remember when something I learned in biology helped me answer a jeopardy question- that made those hellish four months slightly better in my mind's eye.
  9. Going back to being considered a 'student' in the opinion of my bank so I can use my debit card again without being slaughtered in fees (grumble).
  10. Being in a place that I know well and am comfortable in and feeling good about my future.
Other observations as of late
  • A good way of curbing how much chocolate you can eat in a sitting is by making each candy, in this case, a singe reeses pieces, dependent upon knitting an entire row of stitches. The trick is to make that row about 80 tiny little stitches, so that in half an hour you've eaten about three. I've now started hoarding candies, so I knit about 12 rows (or about three TV shows worth) and then I get all the 12 candies at once! I got this idea from the Yarn Harlot by the way, well, not the hoarding part, the caaaaandy part.
  • Even if you don't know if you are losing weight or not, walking every day just makes you feel good.
  • If you decide to have a conversation with a squirrel in your yard, make sure that your new neighbour isn't also sitting on his porch. Even if you are affectionately calling the squirrel a dirty little bastard.
  • I want a wedding like Jill's wedding. It was small and in the park outside with great willow trees and pretty flowers and all green and lush and she wore blue with gold highlights and a blue long veil and was sooooo beautiful and had a bouquet of full bloom scarlet red rose with babies breath and he wore a maroon dress shirt and it was family for the wedding with lots of babies and the reception was at the house on the porch with the best salmon and chicken and veggies with dip and caesar salad and cupcakes in a tower and there was a great cake (mocha) and lots of charming people to talk to and even more babies and conversations about travel and how marriage changes how you feel about people (I didn't really have anything to contribute to that conversation but I liked listening to it) and people asked about Spike and some people knew Jim and Jenn and oh yes, there was wine and I had a glass (red) and fyi, my hair looked great, which is something I would also like at my wedding, and it was, without a doubt, the best wedding I have been to, and the bride and the groom are so great and wonderful and yes, it was a good day.
  • Left to my own devices, I will eat so much watermelon that I have to have a nap.
  • Sheena's comment on my last blog entry made me laugh so hard that I will get the day to day sex position journal.
  • School will be okay.


Helen said...

I love the new supplies and the new books (even though they're expensive and sometimes boring). Just a pile of new books :D

Jenn said...

I'm so glad Jill's wedding was wonderful. And we'll be home soon. And was the squirrel being bad again??

Noneuclid said...

The hundred gel pens is the coolest thing ever!

Wedding sounds good, too.


brooke t. higgins said...

I *heart* dirty little bastard squirrels!!! :) I'm proud of you for your good attitude about going back to school. You're graduating this year! How exciting is that! :)

Jill said...

I'm really glad you liked my wedding. I liked it too (which sounds like an obvious observation but in fact it is kinda amazing considering all the stess and work a wedding entails).

And, I can't believe you noticed the baby's breath! The whole time we were putting it in the bouquet, I kept thinking 'like anyone's gonna notice whether or not there's baby's breath'

And, I'm sorry about 'you-know-what' however it will perhaps go down as the funniest story ever told in my family. I'm chuckling now just thinking about it.

Eileen said...

I love the excitement you feel just before uni/school starts back up again. You feel all optimistic and dedicated and motivated and stuff.