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News of little consequence

Dear Readers,

So, it’s been a shocking thirteen whole days since my last post. But since I’ve already bared my soul and my sincerest of apologies to you for past absences, I say let’s skip that usual drill this time. You all know that I’m sorry.

So, on to this post’s business… Below you will find the highlights of my life over these past thirteen days. You will notice that this list includes nothing really exciting or note-worthy. That’s because nothing really exciting or note-worthy has happened to me over the last thirteen days (and when I say that, I am momentarily forgetting about my wonderful Thanksgiving, Bobby’s week-long visit, two whole days off from work and a few glorious conversations with some long-lost friends). But somehow, despite the lack of excitement in my life, I have managed to have some giggles and a few “what the fuck” moments – those of which I can remember are chronicled below. Enjoy.

1. I don’t know why it has taken me 14 weeks to open my eyes and look at the signs posted in front of almost all of the doors at North Lake Community College, but I happened across this little gem last week while I was waiting for Nancy to return from the women’s room. I guess we’re slightly less likely to die if we duck-and-cover in C252 than if we do it in the hallway…?

2. We covered bacterial diseases of the genital system sometime last week in Micro. During that discussion, Dr. Su provided me with a plethora (props to me for using that SAT word) of wonderful quotations, which I will now pass on to you…

“I didn’t cheat on you yet, doesn’t mean I won’t…I’m a pig”

“just grow extra hair in your nose” (during a discussion about what would happen if you couldn’t sneeze)

“If you vomit on them, they run away”

“Men are tough. Hey, you got a little drip? You don’t talk about it.”

Fetus = “happy tumor”

“Sometimes they say ‘Oh! I got a pimple on my thingy!'”

“Sex is dangerous”

3. Last week at dinner, my brother announced, “I learned how to make sandwiches today in my Skills for Living class.” My parents didn’t really know what to make of that, but I got a good laugh out of it.

4. The second disc of the new Trans-Siberian Orchestra album has been playing non-stop in my car for the last week and a half. Brilliant.

5. Yesterday I went shopping with my sisters. While they were trying on stuff, I was browsing the “tops” clearance aisle and I found a cute, strapless, rose-colored garment that looked a bit too long to be a dress, but I thought would go really well with a pair of jeans. So, I went to the dressing room to try it on. But after I unzipped the zipper and slipped it over my head, it became very clear to me that something was wrong. Of course, before I had a chance to take it off, I heard “Hale? Are you in here?” and, like an idiot, I responded and the next moment, my sisters were banging on the door to my stall. And because sisters are programmed to operate in particular way, it wasn’t enough that I said “I really don’t like it. I look stupid wearing this.” They had to see it. So… I opened the door and the first words out of Bobby’s mouth were, “why are you wearing that skirt on your chest?” I’ll let you imagine my embarrassment and the inordinate amount of teasing that followed. But anyways, I ended up buying it. I really like it – as a skirt.

That’s all I can remember for now. I might update this list as things come to me, but probably not. December is coming! I hope you all are prepared.




Taylor Swift rocks my socks

Hey all you dudes and dudettes,

I know this may be a shock for many of you, but yes, I am completely serious when I say this – Taylor Swift is awesome. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I was happily a member of that large group of Taylor Swift skeptics that quickly mobilized among the collegiate liberal arts community when she first gained popularity. I’ll even go so far as to admit that I took great amusement in the fact a certain friend told me of a particular RD’s love for Madame Swift (and quite a few text message jokes were made at this RD’s expense in regard to that little piece of information). But something happened this summer. I don’t know if it was hanging out with my sisters that injected extra happy-girly feelings into my head, or if it was the complete lack of variety on Dallas radio, or if it was the whole day I spent listening to the newest Taylor Swift CD while inhaling paint fumes when we painted our living room, but somehow I became a convert. Her songs are just so singable! And sweet! And…I won’t go into any more potentially embarrassing details, but really, you have to have one really cold heart to believe that the “You Belong With Me” music video is not adorable.

But anyways, the reason for this post is not just so I can gush about how much I like Taylor. Today my dear brother introduced me to the most hilarious thing I’ve seen since I watched Scrubs last night. Taylor Swift and T-Pain teamed up to make “Thug Story”. Awesome.

And with that, I leave you. I’m supposed to be writing 50,000 words right now.