Monday, December 29, 2008

Things I need to do before I leave for London in April

[] buy a plane ticket
[] 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

Michael Caine

Today my sister realized mid annual watching of a Muppet's Christmas Carol (a couple days late this year) that the actor who plays Ebenezer Scrooge, Michael Caine, also plays the butler in the new Batman movies. Observe:

This man is also...

This man!

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

Post-Holiday Check In

5 lbs. heavier and a whole lot happier! Well, maybe not 5 lbs. heavier, but a least a little bit. Between the snow, no excursive, and the food (omg, the food) my waist line has expanded over the last week. I always eat more at my parents house. Something about no inhibitions about watching what I eat around family + my mom's food is super yummy=I eat every meal plus some every day. Also, to that Tupperware container of cookies on top of the fridge: we need to work on our love hate relationship.

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

Yes, I am at work.

Dear Store customers,

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.

American Wife

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

Grade update

Arthurian Literatate: 3.9
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?

I want:

This. Or more specifically one of them. These umbrellas are super cute and I've been needing one for a while. Very helpful for walking to class in the rain and not soaking your jeans, raincoats can only do so much.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I need them. This has surpassed wanting to know them. I need to know if I will stay on the Dean's list this quarter, and I need to know if my GPA will finally bump up to a 3.3 so I can apply to English honors. I think I check the UW website at least once every five minutes. If the website could talk it would say: "Lady. Your grades aren't up today, they won't be up tomorrow. In fact, they probably won't be up until Friday. So cut it out. You and all the other compulsive-grade-checkers are overloading my system."


Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's COMING!!!!

Battlestar Galactic THE FINAL EPISODES!!! Fraking hell yes! January 16th 10/9c, Sci fi Chanel. Trailer goodness here. I must now dedicate large portions of my winter break to re-watching the first three season. Yes I own all three seasons, thank you for asking. Helo, Apollo and Anders, we have been seperated for far, far too long.

*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.


I never realized how happy the word 'we' could make me until my we've-basically-been-dating-but-haven't-really-talked-about-it-boyfriend started using it.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Dear Fall quarter Proffs,

I have been waiting patiently for the past several days for my final grades. If you could end my misery and just post them that would be wonderful.


A student who fears she may not have done as well as she thought this quarter.