Monday, December 29, 2008
 figure out when I'm coming back in the summer (so I can buy my plane ticket)
 find out if Japanese 113 is offered during the summer (so I can buy my plane ticket)
 triple check the person subletting my room is a for sure deal
 read the travel books my parents got me for Christmas
 plan trips I want to take while in London
 remember the other things I need to do before I leave
Sunday, December 28, 2008
This man is also...
I double checked on Wikipedia (which as we all know is always correct) and the information panned out. I can't believe I never noticed. Aside form a White Christmas, A Muppet's Christmas Carol is my favorite Christmas movie. And it's not like I haven't seen Batman Begins and The Dark Night multiple times. It takes a fresh pair of eyes I guess. I must say it doesn't really look like he has aged at all. Good for him, in a way, although this means Michael Caine looked the age he is now in '93 when Muppet Christmas Carol came out.
And on another note, to put my love of Muppet's in perspective: my father may think the Muppet's are the funniest thing ever. EVER. When we went to Disney world this past March and went to a 'Muppet's show' in one of the theme parks guess who was the only one laughing? And I'm not talking the polite, that's supposed to be funny, I guess I should laugh, laugh. I'm talking the laught that happens when you find something so hillarious you really can't hold back. That's right, my father. In fact, just now my dad came in to see what me and my sister were doing and laughed through the entire minute exchange between Rizzo and Gonzo outside of Scrooge's house. I was doomed from the start.
Friday, December 26, 2008
And as a side not as I sit here and watch television, since when do they introduce Lance Bass as from Dancing With the Stars and not N'SYNC???
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Please stop coming in today. It is snowing, and if you stop shopping I will be able to go home early. As a bonus, if you stop coming in now, I will even be able to get a ride home. From my boss, but still, in a warm, dry car. Also, going home early would be a great early Christmas present for me. I know you are all shopping for your loved ones (presumably) but if you could do this one thing for me it would be much appreciated. Seriously people it's dark, cold, and snowing outside. Go home, so I can too.
An employee who shouldn't complain about her job because it allows her to surf the internet for her entire shift.
P.S. Seriously. If you don't clear out by five I may be stuck in the U-district, which would usually be fine, but all of my stuff (read:glasses) are at my parents house and my apt here is frakking cold.
P.P.S Thank god, we are closing at 5:30 and I will still have a ride.
I have a sort of morbid curiosity to read this book. Obviously based off the relationship of Laura and George W. Bush, I think I would be sick of hearing anything related to the soon-to-not-be-current-President. But something that can help describe what shaped Mr. Bush, and how and why someone can stay married to the man, should be interesting. All thoughts on current president aside, it has gotten good reviews. I just need to remind myself that it's fiction, although I'm sure all manner of historical accounts/biographies will be coming out in the coming years on the same topic.
Friday, December 19, 2008
History of India and Pakistan from 1500: 3.9
Japanese: 2.5 (woops...)
Not too shabby overall. Thankfully my 3.9s averaged out the 2.5 so my quarter GPA is a 3.43. .07 away from the deans list. There may have been tears. On the upside my overall GPA is 3.3 so I can apply for the English Honors college. Definitely my bad on the 2.5 (Japanese) for not going to class as often as I should. Admittedly my History grade is too high. The proff. had one of my essay grades down as a 90%, it should have been 79%. I did ace the final though, 99%! I guess you could say I'm being dishonest by not alerting the proff. to the grade discrepancy, but really, what would you do?
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I. Am. OBSESSED.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
*I may have squealed like a little girl when Starbuck pulls Apollo to her in the trailer and into a HOT HOT KISS OMG WHY IS THE WHOLE TRAILER NOT DEDICATED TO THIS (yes, CAPS ARE NECESSARY). May have squealed, may.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Extra brownie points to you if you know who La3amon was, but if you don't here's a hint: he wrote in Middle English during the late 12th and early 13th century and is also known as Lawamon.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
It's called Cartoon Network, a place where they don't show political commercials or anything related to the economy. Scooby Dooby Doo, I am soooo glad I re-found you! Also the commercials they do show? Awesome and effective. I'm totally asking for a mini battery powered Jeep for Christmas.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Why football gods, why do you hate us so much?
At least we don’t suck as much as WSU. If we don’t win the Apple Cup this year I’m going to have to put half my friends on suicide watch. Tyron Willingham is so fired after this season.
Also, is Jake chewing in that picture? Bad Jake!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
"And we will simplify the tax code so people can understand it and do their tax returns themselves."
Riiight. The only reason I did my own taxes this year was because I only needed to fill out one form and I'm a broke college student. Don't over extend yourself their McCain, that statement is called making a promise you can't keep.
Reading political jargon makes me so frustrated. there's all these words on the page and yet the candidates never actually say how their going to change things, just that they are.
Friday, September 19, 2008
This is why people in Seattle have a high depression rate. It's not the rain, it's the gray. It honest to god looks this color for nine months out of the year here. If this where a crayola color it would be called: 'It Might Rain Sometime Soon But I'm Just Going to Stay Gray Like The Sidewalk and Concrete Buildings Anyway To Make You Mad'.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
"...the bailout is likely to prove controversial, because it effectively puts taxpayer money at risk while protecting bad investments made by A.I.G. and other institutions does business with."
Overlooking the typo at the end of the sentence this is a super good point. Why should taxpayers have to put money at risk because A.I.G made bad investments? Unfortunately I do understand the highly negative repercussions a company like A.I.G filling for bankruptcy would cause, I just wish their was a better way for the problem to be resolved. Congress is even considering building a new government agency thats sole purpose would be to buy out failing financial companies (Times article here). It seems like a catch 22 to me, such an agency might allow for corporations to make riskier investments but no one wants to watch the market crumble as those corporations fall.
All in all, no matter who gets the White House this November (please, please let it be Obama) they are inheriting a rats nest of problems.
Monday, September 15, 2008
"The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act) requires a single search able website, accessible by the public for free that includes for each Federal award: 1. The name of the entity receiving the award. 2. The amount of the award 3. Information on the award including transaction type, funding agency, etc. 4. The location of the entity receiving the award. 5. A unique identifier of the entity receiving the award. " (http://www.usaspending.gov/)
The bill makes it possible for the general public to use a Google like search engine to see where government spending is going. Definitely a step in the right direction!
Credit to P.S.A for the heads up.
Friday, September 12, 2008
"There has been considerable speculation about whether Mr. Obama would be better positioned to curb the excitement that Ms. Palin has generated if he had picked a woman and whether Ms. Palin is drawing the support of women who might have voted for Mrs. Clinton, despite their vast policy differences."
I'm not going to vote for another women purely because she's female. I don't think, 'Hey! You're a women, I'm a women that means I have to vote for you!'. The idea that anyone thinks female voters will vote for Palin simply because we share two X chromosomes is seriously insulting. Just like the rest of the US (hopefully) I'm going to vote based on policy. Not race, gender or any other diversifying factor.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Early July: Selena is counting down the days until her two week vacation starting August 1st.
August 1-17: Selena chills with la famille in Montana and then Oregon.
August 18-22: Selena only goes to work 2 days out of 5
August 25: Selena is super excited about the resignation letter she turned in for the 27th!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
My SSN isn't in the system, my credit card gets stolen/lost...coincidence? Probably.
EDIT: OMG, my SSN is correct but I'm not in the system. I'm hoping that sounds worse then it actually is.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Two hours later:
After arriving at work and actually doing something for two hours I decided it was time for a coffee break. Arriving at Starbucks I opened my wallet for my debit card only to realize that my credit card was not there! When several minutes of searching proved futile I gave the card up as lost. Was my bank account trying to tell me something? ("Selena, we don't HAVE two hundred dollars to spend on clothes," or "Selena, you CAN NOT under ANY circumstances spend more money at Nordstom's this weekend. I simply can't handle it.") A few choice words later I returned to the office with much needed coffee and called the bank. Get this, someone (arsehole!) had already used my card to pay for downtown Seattle parking. Damn if this person isn't Speedy Gonzalez! Although I personally would have spent more at Norde's... I'm glad I noticed my card was missing when I did: now when they use my card again it will be BLOCKED! HA!
What am I most upset about? I can't in good faith go back to Nordstrom's this afternoon and spend more money. Although in the grand scheme of things this is probably for the best. Karma, you suck.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
EDIT: The Banana Chocolate was delicious!
Monday, July 14, 2008
They interrupted my lunch sun basking!
This is sad for two reasons:
1. I was technically a teenager less than a year ago, although these kids must have been about high-school age. Please let me and my friends never have been that oblivious to the courtesy of those around us (unfortunately sadly untrue).
2. Obnoxious and loud= no sunny zen moments over lunch. This is especially because of the one scrawny boy who seemed to have no control over his volume, "how did this thing of fruit cost seven dollars!? It would cost less to buy the fruit myself, this is ridiculous! There is obviously a disconnect somewhere!" *sigh* Yes, fruit is less expensive if you buy it separately, that's why most people buy it that way.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Yes, I totally had blueberry scone all over my face. Does this really surprise anyone?
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
"I'd like that 144.8 degrees, right on the nose." Um, if I was the barista I would have already thought up at least 144.8 different ways to get ride of this person.
"Remember George, I want it half and half." Lady, even decaf still has caffeine in it. Don't be a pussy, just get it regular.
"I've got the sprinkles ready!" As of yet, I've noticed no discernible difference to beverages with assorted chocolate, vanilla or cinnamon sprinkles on top. Okay so they look pretty, I guess I can give her some credit for that.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
The lightning and thunder was pretty sweet though, but if the sun could come out now that would be great.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I can not believe that someone made up this adjective.
Yes, I am reading smut. No, it was not from the romance section it was in science/fiction fantasy. Yes, I'm still reading the...novel.
Monday, June 16, 2008
"But the angst has not spilled into the currency markets, where the euro — perhaps the most tangible symbol of European unity — rose against the dollar Monday, the first full day of trading since the results of the Irish vote were announced."
Are reputable newspapers allowed to use that word? Because when I see the word angst I definitely think of Harry Potter Puppet Pals (Which on another note, go to youtube and search for immediately). "Angst, angst, angst," Harry continually slams head against wall. It's funny, really...school's out, I can connect the world political economy with Harry Potter if I want!
New York Times article here.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Yes, it really isn't any taller than the grass. I saw it myself in person! The parents are about a foot and a half tall, the baby is maybe 8 inches tall, maybe. HEARTHEARTHEART!!! If they weren't seriously endangered I would totally get one as a pet!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
"Where can I turn in my-"
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Article with misleading title here.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
With the price of crude oil hitting the highest it's ever been (even oil prices in the 80's adjusted for inflation are officially less) the idea of converting my money into pounds and moving to England is sounding more and more promising. Sadly that would cut my savings in half. Le sigh. In other news The New York Times has been talking to some serious hard 'toe the line' republicans:
“The conventional wisdom a couple of years ago was that oil did not have that much leverage over the economy,” said Daniel Yergin, chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates. “But now it plainly does. People are suddenly paying much more attention to their energy costs and trying to figure out how to manage them.”
Oil, did NOT have THAT much leverage over the economy? Even my economic hating arse knows that their is no possible way that was ever true. This Yergin person has obviously been smoking whatever is Mr. Bush's drug of choice. Cambridge, I used to have so much respect for you!
But seriously, I need to move to Europe where they have decent public transportation. Stat. Or get really rich and say 'fuck you natural resources' like the rest of corporate America.
New York Times article that info was taken from here.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Now hopefully I don't drown on my way to class...damn rain. It's June, JUNE!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Barrack Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination seat last night. Hillary has stepped down, finally excepting the fact that she won't be able to get enough delegate votes for the nomination herself. Now if we can only get him in office. I don't think America can take another republican president so soon.
Image courtesy of the New York Times site. Article picture was attached to here
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
P.S. No, those three days of above 80 degree weather last month do not make up for the monsoon like atmosphere the other 28 days.
Monday, June 2, 2008
I know, don't say anything. But come on:
I’m the son of a 3rd generation farmer
I’ve been married 10 years to the farmer’s daughter
I’m a God fearin’ hard workin’ combine driver
Hoggin’ up the road on my p-p-p-p-plower
Chug a lug a luggin’ 5 miles an hour
On my International Harvester
Brilliant lyrics, I love middle America!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
In Summary: I think you should swap out Player A and another outside hitter with the libero rathar than your middles. Statistically you are losing far more points on their returns than your middles, that could be because the middles don't get the number of returns to pass since they are rotated out (um, yea. That IS the reason), but you also would be saving Player A's energy for what she is focused on - hitting the ball. If that is her main contribution (and statistically that's what I can see) then why not have her focused on that? (What a great idea except for the part where there is nobody else that passes consentingly better than her in the back row). She is bleeding as many or more points from return errors than she is generating from her attacks. I would also take a look at how Player B is serving and see if she can find the groove again. (What a novel idea! See, here I was thinking we should just keep Player B in her slump)
Umm, I'm sorry but substituting the libero( a back row defensive specialist) with an outside hitter means one of the middles will have to play in the back row. Believe me, their states would be MUCH worse than Player A's. I know, because I watch them pass at every single practice and game we've had this year. And yes, the middles' passing states look better because they don't have serve receive states to muddy up the data. If they did play back row...the states would negatively correlate to show that. Thanks for the data, but I've taken statics too. I think I can safely interpret the data for myself and make my own decisions, probably better ones. Have YOU ever played volleyball Mr. Concerned Parent? I think not.
Oh, and that middle hitter Dad wants to play all the way around the court? Yea, that's his daughter.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
And here we can tell that Helo plays some sort of agent, and more importatnly, HAS A GUN! Do you really need anymore reason to watch this show!?
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
What do you get when you combine Canadians, Halo and hilarity? Red vs. Blue, probably one of the funniest things produced on the Internet. These guys are way smart, you don't even have to play the game to get the hummer. The site Roosterteeth is responsible for this pure GENIUS. Also, most of the episodes are available on youtube. I am guilty of watching these multiple, multiple times, and they are still funny.
Link to the New York Times article on the subject.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Where imagination serves the day.
Where every Cinderella story comes true.
Where Wonderland is your destiny.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
2. Brownie batter eaten before cooking doesn't have caloric value
3. Similarly, anything bought at a street fair doesn't have caloric value
4. Watching Battlestar Gallactica on a Saturday is not lame
5. Knowing that Jamie Bamber is the name of the actor who plays Lee off the top of your head does not make you obsessed with the show.
6. That one day all men will look like Jamie Bamber and have British accent
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I became a 'true' and confirmed member of the Episcopal Church today; made all the more official by the presiding Bishop of our dioses who is from Texas and sounds like George W. My sister who, while we look quite similar is about three inches shorter and forty pounds lighter, got congratulated on my confirmation probably about as many times as I did. A sad, sad day pour moi. Let's just say that if it wasn't Mother's Day, I would not be the newest confirmed Episcopal in the area. But alas, I am and I think there's a special circle of Dante's Hell for people who pledge false allegiance.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
*note the beautiful rainbow throw rug he is situated on.
What The Motorcycle Said
Br-r-r-am-m-m, rackety-am-m, OM, Am:
Am, the world's my oyster.
I hate plastic, wear it black and slick,
hate hardhats, wear one on my head,
that's what the motorcycle said.
Passed phonies in Fords, knocked down billboards, landed
on the other side of The Gap, and Whee
threw away their wrath.
R-r-rackety-am-m. Am. War, rhyme,
soap, meat, marriage, the Phantom Jet
are shit, and like that.
Hate pompousness, punishment, patience, am into Love,
hat e middle-class moneymakers, live on Dad,
that's what the motorcycle said.
Br-r-rackety-am-m. It's Nowsville, man. Passed Oldies, Uglies,
Straighties, Honkies. I'll never be
mean, tired or unsexy.
Passed cigarette suckers, souses, mother-fuckers,
losers, went back to Nature and found
how to get VD stoned.
Passed a cow, too fast to hear her moo, "I rolled
our leave of grass into one ball.
I am the grassy All."
Br-r-r-am-m-m, rackety-am-m, OM, AM:
All-Gr-r-rin, ooohgah, gl-l-utton--
Am, the world's my smilebutton.
Now picture someone reading it outload in a class of 24 people :), and the Rolling Stones.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
"I ran out of contacts last Friday."-me
"Oh yea, I remember those glasses."-friend
"And that's how old the prescription is."-me
So if my contacts don't come tomorrow, Group Health Cooperative there will be words, there will be words.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
So far my Saturday (with a U not an E) has consisted of going to work hungover. Staving off said hangover by eating copious amounts of bagels. Having my lovely roommate bring me a hot fudge/whip cream/oreo cookie/rocky road ice cream Sunday. Eating it. Going to get terriyaki. Eating it. Walking in THE SUN back to the apartment. Playing scrabble. Attempting to spell cute, qute. Phonetically they're the same, yes? WINNING Scrabble using the words ass, tit, and of. Contemplating when it would be okay to make dinner without feeling like a complete gluten. Absolute, positively NOT thinking about what homework I need to do, it's Saturday!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
1. That the story I have to write for my English class would be finished
2. The internship I want will come through
3. Spring quarter to be over
4. NCIS SEASON TWO TO FULLY DOWNLOAD*
*really, this is all I want
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
OMG they made FOUR!!! Oh, Robin why do you do this to our pour souls? Putting us through the suspense like that. So, presenting number's three and four;
I somehow became much to emotionally invested in this show. Thank God it's over, I can have my dignity back.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Kid: "Where are the trigoeconomics books?" At least, that's the word I heard.
Me: blank stare, what kind of gibberish are kids speaking these days?
Kid: "In the math section?"
Me: ooooh, it's a math thing, "The math books are in the back." What the hell is trigoeconmics? And why is a 10 year old asking about it?
Friday, April 4, 2008
You jerk you didn't call me up
I haven't seen you in so long
You probably have a fucking tan
& besides that instead of making love tonight
You're drinking your parents to the airport
I'm through with you bourgeois boys
All you ever do is go back to ancestral comforts
Only money can get-even Catullus was rich but
Nowadays you guys settle for a couch
By a soporific color cable t.v. set
Instead of any arc of love, no wonder
the G.I. Joe team blown it every other time
Wake up! It's the middle of the night
You can either make love or die at the hands of
the Cobra Commander
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
"If you get to fuck the cookie dough I get to fuck the frosting."
Yes we love our food here at the apartment, apparently a little too much.
But I don't care, I just finished watching season 3 of Battlestar Galactica and oh my frackin gods I need Season 4. Is Starbuck a cylon, will SHE AND LEE FINALLY GET TOGETHER...the questions. And season 4 is the last season. Alright, rant over. Please return to your normally non-dork filled lives.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
"The problem with poetry is..." First words out of my beginning verse writing professor's mouth. Awesome! We're on the same page, this is going to be a great quarter.
Monday, March 31, 2008
two rolls of paper towels; 1.98$
A box of plastic bags; 6.99$ (Does this seem excessively expensive to anyone else?)
Waterproof mascara; 6.99$
Not buying the 4 for 1.14$ Cadbury eggs; priceless
~Yet I still feel guilty for not buying them. I mean, 4 for 1.14$, that's like 28 and a half sense an egg! That's a deal. At least, I felt guilty until i remembered the two bags of M&M's, two bags of Hershey's kisses, and bag of chocolate covered espresso beans my roommate brought back yesterday. Mmmm, chocolate.