Friday, May 30, 2008

Buzzed Blogging

I may have been slightly inebriated when blogging last night. Please edit my post for all gramatical errors, misspelled words, and typos.

Sincerely,
Lynn

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Life lessons

Oh, VH1, I learn so much from you.

Sometimes, after a long day of defending the Constitution, I am too tuckered out to do anything more intense than sinking into the couch for television time. Today was one of those days.

Previously, I had seen most of the series in bits in pieces, but, today, Thursday, May 29, 2008 I watched all 5 hours of 100 best songs of the 80s. I learned a lot.

Fact #1: One of the girls from Bananarama is married to the other guy from Wham.

Fact #2: First, some backstory. In the last year and a half or so, Jodi and I have noticed that Don't Stop Believin' by Journey has become quite the tool anthem. We wondered why on earth this had occurred out of nowhere. Don't get me wrong, Don't Stop Believin is the perfect tool anthem, but we wondered why on earth this particular song had resurfaced out of nowhere to become the song to which all of the guys in popped collars and cargo shorts ran drunkenly onto the dance floor to point meaningly toward the ceiling along with. Turns out, this song was featured on MTV's the Hills, and soon after, became an itunes top ten song. It all makes sense now.

VH1, whether you are educating me about the Sexual Revolution or Bret Michael's diabetes, I learn something new everyday.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Are you ready to celebrate...

S.U.M.M.E.R S.A.N.S. C.L.O.T.H.E.S?!?

Simply Ultimate Magical Merriment Evolving Rapidly, Schnozzled and Naked Summer- Clothing Lost on the Epic Solstice

or would

S.A.N.S. C.L.O.T.H.E.S. S.U.M.M.E.R.

Schnozzled and Naked Summer- Clothing Lost on the Epic Solstice, Simply Ultimate Magical Merriment Evolving Rapidly

make more sense?

Perhaps I should write acronyms for a living.

Ski to Sea

This weekend I participated in Ski to Sea. I had an excellent time, but I've come to the realization that, unless you are being chased by a bear or some other large carnivore, there is absolutely no reason to run 8 miles downhill.

Highlights of the weekend include:
- Seeing the start of the race, with 400 cross country skiers all beginning at once.

- Making friends with the last 15 or so people waiting for their skiers.

- Not seeing a bear as I ran down.

- Sticking my feet in the glacial creek when I was done with my run.

- Ghetto Pig's leg of the race, which was driving down the mountain with nearly no gas. Due to her excellent coasting skills, we made it to Maple Fuels in Maple Falls. Way to go, Ski to Sea hero!

- Eating a quarter pound of cheese and drinking a quart of lemonade when I finally got off the mountain.

- Winning the most inspirational Ski to Sea team. This was mostly due to our multicolored shirts and ability to be really loud for long periods of time.

- Winning the entire race. Way to come in first overall, Better Lovers!

- Ending Mostly Sober May and starting Strictly Schnozzled Summer with a trip to the beer garden in Jodi's trunk.

Photo Delights:















Oh Captain, My Captain (You can't see in this picture, but our shirts have literary terms like 'irony' and 'context clues' ironed onto them.)
















Ski to Sea (Note the sunrise in the backround. SunRISE!)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Woo! Woo! I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED!


Here are some facts about me and my long history with Indiana Jones.

1. The first movie I ever attended (at age 2 months) was Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Apparently, I started to cry, so my mom missed the ending.

2. The first movie I remember seeing at the theater was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

3. My first love (at age 5) was Indiana Jones.

4. I had one of those cassette tapes that went along with a picture book for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The audio tape narrated the story, and told you when to turn the page by a cracking whip noise. It was awesome.

5. This story may be apocryphal, but my mom claims it's true. At some point in the early nineties (probably 90 or 91), my family was watching some show on tv, and on it, Steven Speilberg announced that they weren't making anymore Indiana Jones movies and I started crying. I have no memory of this, but my mom insists that it is true.

6. I would wear an Indiana Jones hat to the premiere tonight, but I can't. I used to have one, but our dog chewed it up when he was a puppy.

7. I was an archaeology major for a while.

8. I still have this poster on the wall of my bedroom at home:

Monday, May 19, 2008

Countdowns

Here are some countdowns to some important things upcoming in my life:

Ski to Sea: 6 days.














Indiana Jones Movie Premier: 3 days.




























End of VISTA: 38 work days!!!!!!




Saturday, May 17, 2008

High rolling rodents

The guys in our shop have an ongoing competetion to see who has found the most money in one dryer. Yesterday, Rod set the current record finding $45 dollars in a mouse nest made entirely of money and ladies underwear. As Rod said, "That mouse must have grown up in a strip club."

Friday, May 16, 2008

Do something good with your day

Visit Kiva.org. Kiva is a microlending organization where you can look at profiles of entrepenuers and donate money toward their microloan.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Debt

So I got my financial aid letter today. Because the degree I am completing is part of a professional program, I am not eligible for grants or work study. Reccommended loan amount (for my first year):

$46,449

Ack!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Life's biggest conundrum

Whatever shall I do?



Tonight is the season finale of Gossip Girl.





But it is also the season premier of American Gladiators.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Awww.

How heartwarming.


I am so committed to Better Lovers...

I went to the gym...at 9:15 pm...on Cinco de Mayo. We are so going to win Ski to Sea.


Friday, May 2, 2008

Parking Tickets

Western Front: Parking tickets on campus last year totaled nearly $387,000

And I was personally responsible for approximately $87,000 worth.