Thursday, February 17, 2011


Yet another digression from my paper.
But I just have to record this moment.

I was reading The Working Class in England 1875-1914 and the author used the word tertiary.

I think I have a new favorite word.

The end.


Once again I should be finishing the paper due tomorrow - but hey I have a good start so instead I'm going to make a list of my favorite dramas. Most of you won't know what a "drama" is and may think I'm strange or silly for liking them so much. But I can't help loving them, the predictable storylines of love and all the bad things that can happen to prevent it. I used to be shy about liking them, but now I know they're just another form of entertainment and who's to say whether I can like them or not.

So here goes:

Hana Yori Dango
Full House
Boys Before Flowers
Witch Yoo Hee
Atashinchi No Danshi
Proposal Daisakusen
Kimi Wa Petto
Absolute Boyfriend
Mei-chan No Shitsuji
Personal Preference
1st Shop of Coffee Prince
Secret Garden
Stars Falling from the Sky
Romantic Princess
Devil Beside You

And I'm probably forgetting some, but that's just about it.
I'm currently halfway through Secret Garden (below).

Yes, I admit that dramas may be shallow or "cheap". But they are a satisfying escape into a completely different world from the one I live in. I watch them not find some deep form of enlightenment, but enjoy them and the characters in them.
So if you're bored and looking for something to do, I would suggest trying one out. My favs are probably Full House and Hana Yori Dango and Secret Garden. Watch them here (hulu) or here (this one has rankings and such.)
Oh and if you DO watch one- make sure you watch as least the first two episodes before deciding whether or not you like them as with anything the first episode is the most boring, comfusing, and weird of all of them.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Productive Procrastination

Today has ended up being one of those days where you realize just how much you have coming up. In my case a test tomorrow on an insane class, an insane assignment due tomorrow for my other insane class, a discussion online for a not so insane class and a 5 page paper due friday for that same class.
So what do I do? Anything BUT those things of course.

However since college I like to think of my procrastination as productive as opposed to high school where procrastination meant hours on facebook looking at who knows what.

Today- while I was supposed to be working on the beastly math assignment I thoroughly cleaned my boyfriends suite. Yes, his suite. He has his own room and shares a bathroom and living room area with two other roommates. Both of whom love to drink powerades and leave them all over the place and just be dirty in general. So I cleaned the dishes Carlo and I had used earlier in the too-small sink in their bathroom (which luckily is cleaned by the dorm so I didn't have to worry about that!) And as I was drying them with my ipod on blasting my inspiring cleaning music, I felt compelled to clean everything. This includes organizing Carlo's desk, hanging up stray sweatshirts, making the bed, putting miscellaneous things away, and scrubbing the lanoleum floor with clorox wipes until my finger tips were pruny from the cleaning chemicals.

As I went to the bathroom to wash my hands after the work was done I spotted the ever messy ps3 area. And couldn't help myself but clean up all their bottles, straighten the pillows they love to rearrange, and clean the dirtiest floor I have ever cleaned, which is saying a lot. Well, I managed to finish everything in about an hour and a half, perfect timing for Carlo to come back from his quartet practice and come home to a nice clean room.

Although I made no progress on my work in those two hours, I did make the suite much more tolerable and made the boyfriend happy in the process :)
So I would say it was a productive procrastination, and that if I learn nothing else here at college paying $40 a class I have learned how to clean the right way

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


It seems like everyone I know right now is busy.

Me with classes and school and life in general.
My sister Kelsey, with kids and knitting and organization
My sister Whitney with work and home and school and everything between
My mom with her busy season at work
My dad with work and managing everything at home while my mom is busy at work for 12 hours
My best friends with school and music and random sports
Even random people I walk by at school are listing off the many things they have to do this semester or weekend.

It's midterm time here at WSU, in fact I've already had one of my 6 tests, and stress is at a high with rugby (which I seem to be going to less and less often) and labs (which they thought would be fun to make even MORE stressful than last semester) and being able to return my kindle.
Returning the kindle should have been a simple "tape-on-label-drive-to-store-forget-about" type of thing but no, I don't have a car, the campus doesnt have a UPS place, I don't have box tape, and if I don't send it out within thiry days from 1/20/11 I will be charged a whopping $250 replacement fee. It's all I can think about.
So please pray that I get it sent out. Who knew something so small could be so stressful that I wake up thinking about it and spend my days figuring out ways to get it in the mail without spending $5 on a cab or for a pick-up.