Monday, September 24, 2007

Faulty circuits

I'm now into the fourth week of an accelerated eight week semester, and after looking through all the b.s. and fighting a losing battle to my stress levels, its dawned on me that I have learned absolutely NOTHING. My professor assigns an unreasonable amount of work to be finished in an unrealistic amount of time. I can honestly admit to anyone that needs some sort of electronics repaired, look elsewhere. I have learned nothing other than how to turn in an ungodly amount of homework. Seriously, I'm so busy crowding short term memory full of complex equations, formulas, and other abstract nothingness, that I have no time to really take in, and fully understand anything. If tomorrow he asked me a question from something from the first chapter, I wouldn't know it. At any rate, I don't get it, it's all going way to quick, and I'm not sure I'm comprehending anything that is going on anymore.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

After my five year hiatus from school, I returned this last week, and found myself struggling to read the chalk/dry erase board. Soooo today I went to Sears optical to get an eye exam. The thing that blows the air in your eye was a lot less of a bother than being fully able to completely see correctly for a few moments. I don't think A. has ever seen me with glasses. Its gonna' be bitchin' and I can't wait to see again.

Suicide, Skybox, and Sweet & Sour Chicken

So here goes...
I recently read A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby. It was good, as is expected of the author who has written two of my other favorites. High Fidelity and About A Boy are also among my favorite films. Kudos to Hornby for providing an alternative outlook on suicidal tendencies, in A Long Way Down, however, I do not recommend this one if you are actually suicidal. Trust me, wait until you are in a more life-loving frame of mind.
Pictured above is the album cover for Skybox. Mr. Pessimistic and I saw them shortly after moving here and have become enamored with their unique sound. I have never been a music elitist or snob, or even have claimed to know all that much about what is "good", however, I know what I like, and I have a knack for figuring out what and who is going to make it big. If you knew me when we all worked at WMCO, I'm sure you remember me choosing songs that caught on, and then forcing you to play them on your shows as much as possible. ( P.S. if you knew me from those days, where are you? you should email me or something... its been a while)Anyway, I digress, Skybox, check them out here: , and while you are already on myspace, find us and leave us some love. We both love the last song on their page, The Lass the Bitch. Actually, it gets stuck in my head, and upon my brief trip to Cali, I was singing it and even my MOM liked this one, so... it HAS to be good, that woman has impeccable taste in music. Coming Soon to Vox Pop, Our Mom's favorites, a tribute compliation list. Look for it soon!
And now, oh my brothers and only friends, I must go, and await my Chinese food. MMMMM.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Hometown pride, family, friends, corn hole and strip malls.

For the Labor Day weekend we decided to make an all encompassing trip to our old stomping grounds. First, we visited my family in Zanesville. My small hometown in South Eastern Ohio is full of strip malls, and plenty of open space to drive around in. I spent the day with my sister and together we re-discovered the "joy" of being in the Colony Square Mall. But it was a good time to spend a day with my little sister.

Afterwards, Dave and I attended a wedding in Hocking Hills, which I have to admit is breathtakingly beautiful. For a girl who loves the city, I was surprised by how relaxing the openness was. However, Dave and I both decided we could never live quite that far out in the middle of nowhere. As it turns out, we both enjoy contact with other people and being able to order takeout. The wedding was beautiful and we all quite enjoyed it. Congrats Amanda and Ryan!

After the wedding, we drove to see Dave's family and had a great weekend full of flea markets, chicken dinners, and corn hole. It was great to see everyone and I know Dave was happy to get the chance to hang out with his family.

But, it's good to be back. Our drive back to Chicago was good, and as soon as we saw that McDonald's at the Sky way Bridge, we knew we were home. And, isn't it always good to be home?!
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