Thursday, October 23, 2008


Ha ha. In case you were curious, this is a reference to a famous anti-draft advertisement featuring Joan Baez.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I can't deal with all this sun.

I probably shouldn't complain about the weather.

Maybe I have reverse seasonal affective disorder.

I want it to rain.

I want it to be grey and cold, and I want to wear my brown scarf. I want to drink a hot pumpkin spice latte outside while smoking cloves, and I want to be cold. I want to wear my mittens that fold into gloves and hide out during a windstorm with pumpkin bread.

I miss the fall.

Friday, October 17, 2008

You know, it seemed perfectly normal at the time, but now it's kind of weird to explain to people that, for years, pretty much my entire social life was based on 80s Night and a book club.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I miss Bellingham

Today, when I was working out, Don't Stop Believin! came on my ipod, and I didn't skip it.

Also, this is what my arms are going to look like soon:

Saturday, October 11, 2008

California (not) Love

What the f, California weather? On Tuesday it was 93 degrees and right now I am wearing ski socks.

Make up your mind.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Countdown to age 25...

Green Passions

I'm glad I'm in grad school right now.

Man, this whole economy in shambles/recession thing sucks.

Good thing I picked up so many tips on being a Freegan while in AmeriCorps.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


The project director of Hybrid Owners of America is named Scott Stapf!

Can you take me a place with hybrid cars...?

In case you were wondering...

...becoming a graduate student did not make "Physical Hydrology" by S. Lawrence Dingman more interesting.

This book was a required text for one of my undergrad classes. It is now a required text for one of my grad school classes. Judging by how the book creeeeeaked when I opened it, I didn't read it a whole lot the first time around.

As I am now an EXTREMELY DEDICATED grad student, I decided to actually do the reading. However, I have discovered I didn't not read this book because I was a lazy undergrad more interested in going to 80s Night than studying (well, not only), but because it is really, really boring. And I LOVE hydrology.

I was secretly hoping that the simple fact of becoming a graduate student would magically make all scientific literature not boring. Not true. A lot of it is interesting, but a lot of it is still boring. However, my AmeriCorps job did develop my sitting still being bored skills, which I think is an advantage in the reading boring scientific literature department.

In other news, the "hipster" (and by hipster, I mean as hipster as you get in Santa Barbara, that is to say, not very) coffee shop I am now frequenting is playing a really good 80s mix...oh, wait...there's 'Don't Stop Believin'!'. Never mind.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I'm walking along through campus, wearing my vintage 1970s Seattle Supersonics shirt.

Some guy yells, "It's a sad, sad time to be a Seattle sports fan."

Isn't that the truth?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

new computer, new i-tunes, new i-tunes top 25

I feel this may change sometime soon, but for now:

#1-4) Salt n Pepa
#5) Bel Biv Devoe

Lookin for a man with a body like Barack and a Denzel face.

Living it up early 90s style.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Important Things

No, California! I will not conform! I will continue to order complicated coffee drinks! I don't want a medium latte. I want a 16 oz triple vanilla americano iced with a little bit of room for cream. Also, most of your coffee isn't that great. Boo, California, boo.