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Plant Journal v 1.1 [26 Apr 2010|12:03am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Welcome to Spring!!!

Well... I have gotten into the planting fever. Normally I get this way every year, but this year it has been worse!!! I've decided to create a plant journal to document my forays into planting. We shall see what happens.....



1.) Butterfly/Hummingbird garden.

So.... at my old job, we did a LOT of talking about ways children can get involved in nature and help the environment. One thing we pushed was making gardens, especially butterfly gardens. A kid would tell me their favorite animal was a butterfly so I would tell them to go to the library, get a book about butterfly gardens, and plant one. Well, I told these kids all this advice, so I decided to do it myself!!!

Big mistake. Do you realize just how much work a butterfly garden is??? I've confused thousands and thousands of kids who are at home crying right now because I sent them on an impossible quest of building a butterfly garden. There are these flowers, and those flowers, and you have to plant these for larval food, and these for regular food, they also need these trees, and these places to hide. Gaaaaah!!!

The majority of plants that butterflies like are either a.) 6-12 feet tall b.) Trees or c.) look like weeds. Well, I did my research and finally found some plants that I thought were pretty and weren't huge. So, armed with knowledge, I went shopping.

And failed. I either couldn't find the plants I wanted, or I found them and didn't like them anymore. What can I say, I'm indecisive. Plus, those things are expensive! However, I did come home with some plants. After hours of looking, I finally just got flowers that had pretty pictures and mentioned "Attracts butterflies!!!" on the label. I might not get any butterflies, but they look pretty!!

So in this garden, I have 3 Frosty Flame Dianthus, 2 Shasta Daisies (Leucanthemums), and 1 Mrs. Bradshaw Geum. They're in a sunny spot, though because of the shadow of the shed, I'm a little nervous about Mrs. Bradshaw getting enough sun. But, we'll see how it goes.

Anyway... If you know me, then you know it's time for..... PICTURES!!!!

Butterfly Garden 
 



 

Frosty Flame Dianthus



 

Shasta Daisy



 

Mrs.Bradshaw Geum




2.) Kirsten's Garden

Well.... I kept talking about my garden, and what I wanted to plant and such, and Kirsten felt left out. Especially when I told her that this was my baby and she was not going to be involved in it. So, mom gave her the section by my window. Of course, by doing this, Kirsten ripped out all the chives I planted last year.... but oh well. She has 3 bleeding hearts (2 white and 1 pink) and 2 pink dianthus.

She planted the white bleeding heart on the left, and the pink bleeding heart in the middle. However Kirsten is... not an outdoor person..... She got afraid of the wasps and left. So I planted the bleeding heart on the right and the dianthus on the left. I got busy with the veggie garden though, so mom planted the dianthus on the right once she got home.



 
Kirsten's Garden



 

Pink Dianthus



 

Bleeding Hearts- Look at that cute little guy that decided to hang out on the left heart!



3.) Vegetable Garden

This garden has its own issues. In the first place, Ed said "no, we are not planting a garden this year." However, anyone that knows Ed knows that this means yes, we are planting one. I mean, come on, he says that every single year, and yet every year there he is tilling it up and planting more seeds. It's a tradition. We normally have "Ed's Super Secret Supreme Dirt Fertilizer (tm)" buried, but we don't this year so I'm not sure how the crops are going to turn out. They chose what to plant- I just planted. I'm not picky, I just like gardening :) They chose strawberries (25), Green Bell Peppers (2), Tomatoes (2), and Peaches & Cream Corn (2 scoops...ended up being around 7 rows, 13 in each... more on this later). Then, since Kirsten doesn't like being left out, she chose Cucumbers, which came in packs of three, so we also have 3 cucumbers.

So here's the thing.... Despite how much I love it, I'm new to this whole "gardening" thing. In other words.... I don't know what the hell I'm doing. So, before I planted the crops, I looked online and figured out things as best as possible. Strawberries supposedly spread, so they need room. And they mentioned something about mounding, or hills... I dunno. When we got them, they came in packs of 25, and they're basically just sticks with roots coming out of them. I tried to make 5 rows of 5... but the space we had wouldn't allow it. So now I have 3 rows of 6 and 1 row of 7. I may have screwed up the entire thing though. Cuz, it took a long time to plant because Kirsten left me after planting 5 of the 25. And it was hot and sunny. And stupid me didn't think to cover up the unplanted "sticks" So now I'm afraid the roots dried out and killed them before they got into the ground. So now we'll have to see if they come up later :)


Strawberry Fields Forever
 
Strawberry



The cucumbers, green peppers, and tomatoes were pretty standard. Just dug holes and stuck them in. We normally have more tomatoes than what we know what to do with. So hopefully this year with only 2, it will be a bit more manageable.

Cucumber, Pepper, Tomato Field



Cucumber



Green Pepper



Tomato



Corn. Oh Corn. Out of everything, the most drama. So let me say- I have no clue how to plant corn. At all. And the corn comes in a bag with no directions, just the kernels. So.... yeah. I did a search online and everything I found contradicted each other. I finally settled on a page that mentioned Peaches & Cream by name. They said to plant them in rows 2-3 feet apart and each one to be spaced 4-6 inches apart.  So, I got out my yardstick and measured out 30 inches exactly and made 7 rows.  Then, when planting each row, I measured out 5 inches.  Finally, I would dig a little hole with my hands, drop in 2 seeds, then place the yardstick right in next to the seeds.  I would then place soil over the seeds until they reached 1 inch, to 1.5 inches on the yardstick, then pull the yardstick out and slightly covered the seeds.  So, overall, I ended up with 7 rows, with 13 plants in each row.  HOWEVER, when my mom came home, she was not pleased.  She said the corn rows needed to be 15 inches apart.  We have agreed to disagree.... For now.

However, I will admit my mistake for the next portion.  Like I said, I do not know how to plant corn.  So, stupid me, decided that in order for me to be able to see the rows, I would mound them.  And the mounds got a little bigger than I thought they would.  PLUS, I mean, I live right next to a corn field, I should know the corn's not mounded!  But, I had a stupid moment.  So.... now our corn is on mounds, which it's not supposed to be.  So we may, or may not get corn this year.  Only time will tell.


At least the rows are pretty.....




You can't see it now, but there's corn here, I promise!
 


4.) House Border Garden

So this is mom's. Sort of. We have flowers that border our house. We started with rose bushes. And despite the many, many....MANY times that Ed has stepped on them, dropped things on them, chopped them off.... they still survived. Then, one year, we made the awful mistake of buying one of those wildflower mixes (Just spread over the ground and they will grow!) Big mistake They grew alright. Sadly, the majority of them weren't flowering types, just ferny weedy stuff. Especially the second year- by that point there were barely any flowers just green stuff. We till up the soil every year, pick the weeds, put down new potting soil..... and still, even this year, 5 years after we first planted the stuff, we still have these weedy ferny stuff popping up. They're prairie wildflowers, which means they have an extensive root system (fun fact-- native IL plants... and really, any native flowers from the prairie states have a really deep and extensive root system. The reason? Back before human civilization, lightning would strike in the prairie and cause massive fires. So the plants would burn up. However, since they're based on a root system, the roots would be safe in the cool soil. So they plants would be able to just re-grow, even after the tops were burned down. In fact, the fires were healthy for them because the ashes contained nutrients to help them grow stronger than before. When humans came along, we stopped these burnings, and now, whenever a wild fire comes along, we quickly put it out. This is actually very bad for the eco-system because it allows invasive species-- species that don't belong in a certain area-- to thrive and take over our native plants. So now that we know better, we prescribe controlled burns- foreign plant species do not have the deep root system that our native plants do, so they cannot regrow after being burned. Bye bye invasive species, hello native prairie plants :) ) Anyway, back to the side garden. Now, instead of the wildflowers, we have lilies. And we also somehow have tulips though nobody remembers planting them. We believe they may have been planted along with the rose bushes when we first started this area. The lilies have done great- we planted them a 3 years ago, and they've been coming back and spreading rapidly. Which is what mom wanted- a plant that she can plant once and then never have to touch it again. Mom has a problem- any plant she touches dies. We were picking out flowers for this year's garden and an old lady told mom it's because she's mean to the flowers and needs to talk nice to them. I think they die because they are committing suicide before mom can get it in her head to "help" them. She once killed one of those air fern things- you know, those plants that need no watering or help because they soak up moisture from the air? Yeah, it died. Finally, we also have some bushes at the front of the house. These have been here for as long as I can remember- at least from the time we turned our house from poop color to a pretty blue. I'm not sure what type they are- mom says some of them are azaleas. Perhaps some of you fine readers can look at them and let me know :)

 
Side Garden



 
Tulip


 
Lily



 
Rose Bushes



 
This rose bush EXPLODED once my mom got rid of the rattlesnake master, chives, and basil that were planted there.  That long branch on the right was actually already trimmed before I took this photo.



Front garden.  The two closest to the stairs are the azaleas (so mom says) but the one on the corner of the house is the unknown.



 
Back garden... needs weeding.... desperately.



5.) Misc. Gardening

Finally, last, but not least, we have miscellaneous gardening. These are just random other plants that are growing nearby. I probably won't give updates on these quite as much, but I might pop in every once in awhile to showcase some of them.

First up is my neighbor's vegetable garden. My neighbor is an avid gardener. As in, he gets rare and exotic plants and grows them. And he's good at it. He puts my measly flowers to shame. As of right now, I don't know what he's growing, so it'll be a guessing game for us as the season goes on.

 
Master Veggie Garden

Next, we have these beautiful yellow flowers. Have no clue what they are They're called Tansy Ragwort- a noxious weed considered poisonous to livestock, but they pop up around out yard. I suspect it's from that wildflower mix I mentioned earlier. My mom and step-dad have a tendency to pull these out when they see them, so for this flower's challenge, we are going to see just how long these will continue growing. Also, a secondary challenge is to find out what kind of flowers these are!!

 
Don't they just make you so happy?



So, that's it.  We shall see how this experiment goes!!  Happy Gardening to all of you!!!  Would love to hear some of your feedback in the comments!

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Christmas List 2009 [09 Nov 2009|06:33pm]
This is pretty much copied and pasted from last years list, but it still had some cool things I want :)

1.) A Wii
a.) Wii remotes/nunchucks
b.) Wii Fit

2.) Some of the macaroni salad that Ed made the one time I went camping

3.) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince DVD

4.) Video Game: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

5.) Video Game: Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix

6.) Vegetable oil, 1 onion, 1 garlic clove, honey, Irish Whiskey, 1 lemon, 4 cans of low salt chicken broth, 1/2 cup worth of demi glace, pork ribs

7.) Friends dvd sets- #7 and above

8.) Pop Quiz Math Clock (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/ac3f/)

9.) Police Scanner

10.) The Infamous Drinking Bird (http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/981b/)

11.) LED faucet lights (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/8122/)

12.) Laboratory Beaker Mug (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/mugs/96c6/)

13.) Equal Measure Measuring Cup (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/a346/)

14.) Desktop Air Conditioner (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/supplies/60ad/)

15.) Chef's Quad-Timer (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/89f4/)

16.) Skull and Crossbones ice cube trays (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/a34b/)

17.) Beating Heart Stress Relief Pillow (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/a941/)

18.) i-List Music Party Game from Hasbro (board game)

19.) Knowbody Knows Board Game

20.) Fact or Crap Board Game

21.) Trumpet Tuner (note, I have a b-flat trumpet. Tuner needs to be one where you play into it, and it tells you whether you are sharp or flat. like, has 2 red lights on the side, and a green one for when you are good... I think there's a brand called Korg, but I could be wrong.)

22.) A Muffin pan

23.) As always, my yearly Christmas bear w/ the date on the foot.

24.) Doritos

25.) Cheeze-its

26.) Pringles

27.) Chicken Salad

28.) Bed Pillows

29.) Poppers (mini fried mozzarella sticks, the one's w/o jalapenos)

30.) Phantom of the Opera DVD

31.) A scale

32.) The Book My Sister's Keeper

33.) Smooth Away (1-800-395-0337 https://www.getsmoothaway.com/ver3/index.asp?refcode=smooth3)

34.) PS2 game Dawn of Mana

35.) Playstation 2 video game Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories

36.) Nestle Strawberry Milk Mix

37.) Tickets to see Wicked (a musical)

38.) A couple (or just one)Ten Opening Photo Collage Frame (Bed Bath and Beyond)

39.) Cutting boards

40.) Umbra® Cooknook Chrome Under Cabinet Cook Book Holder (Bed bath and beyond)

41.) Coin Sorter

42.) Alcohol Breath Tester (Bed Bath and Beyond)

43.) As Seen on TV Listen Up™ Personal Sound Amplifier (bed bath and beyond)

44.) A powerful bagless upright vacuum cleaner, or a robot vacuum cleaner

45.) PerfectSolutions™ Deluxe Digital Coin Counting Money Jar

46.) Oil for a deep fryer

47.) The book "I like you: Hospitality Under The Influence" by Amy Sedaris

48.) a subscription to the magazine Cosmopolitan

49.) Rembrandt Two Hour Whitening Kit

50.) 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon mustard powder, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, 3/4 cup strong dark beer, like Guinness, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 pound Cheddar (white) or other English cheese (or other good semi-hard cheese, like Comté or Gruyère, or a mixture)grated

51.) Meat Spices

52.) Farmer's Cheese

53.) cashews

54.) a Netflix subscription

55.) a job

56.) Zoo pops (http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=3131)

57.) Blues Brothers DVD

58.) a Nintendo DS Lite- not pink.
~If I get a DS, I'd need some games for it. So these would be
paired w/ the DS
a.) Brain Age
b.) Brain Age 2
c.) Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir
d.) Solitaire Overload
e.) Mario Kart

59.) PS2 video game- Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

60.) a tripod for my camera (Canon SD1000)

61.) a professional digital camera

62.) a waterproof digital camera or camera casing
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I can't believe you [28 Oct 2008|05:15pm]


I just don't understand why you would do this to America.
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Christmas List 2008 [05 Oct 2008|09:34pm]
So, seeing as how it's nearing the Christmas season, the rents and stuff have started asking for a Christmas list. And since my laptop is pretty much dead, I'm posting it on here so I can work on it at various computers and change it as time goes on. So here goes-

1.) slippers just like Ed's old ones I always borrow. Maybe Ed's size, or one smaller.

2.) The PS2 video game Bully

3.) A signed check for money along with a card that says "This money is to be used exclusively on a new wardrobe and nothing else"

4.) PS2 video game- Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

5.) the computer game "The Sims 2"

6.) PS2 game Dawn of Mana

7.) Video Game: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

8.) Video Game: Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix

9.) PS2 Video Game- Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader

10.) A hotel for our week long trip to FL Dec 12th- 19th

11.) A quality webcam

12.) A watch from Walmart- It's around 6 dollars and is a womanish watch- it has a silver band w/ links (not elastic), but unlike the others, it's a digital clock.

13.) Vegetable oil, 1 onion, 1 garlic clove, honey, Irish Whiskey, 1 lemon, 4 cans of low salt chicken broth, 1/2 cup worth of demi glace, pork ribs

14.) Friends dvd sets- #5 and above, exception on #6

15.) Pop Quiz Math Clock (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/ac3f/)

16.) Police Scanner

17.) The Infamous Drinking Bird (http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/981b/)

18.) LED faucet lights (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/8122/)

19.) Laboratory Beaker Mug (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/mugs/96c6/)

20.) Equal Measure Measuring Cup (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/a346/)

21.) Desktop Air Conditioner (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/supplies/60ad/)

22.) Chef's Quad-Timer (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/89f4/)

23.) Skull and Crossbones ice cube trays (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/a34b/)

24.) Any silicone ice cube trays that make shapes
(http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=3021)
(http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=3168)
(http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2525)
(http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2518)
(http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=988)
(http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1587)
(http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2096)
Ikea has several of these for like, a dollar.

25.) Beating Heart Stress Relief Pillow (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/a941/)

26.) Sweeney Todd DVD

27.) i-List Music Party Game from Hasbro (board game)

28.) Knowbody Knows Board Game

29.) Partini Board Game

30.) Fact or Crap Board Game

31.) Taboo Board Game

32.) Heroes DVD sets, Seasons 1 & 2

33.) Trumpet Tuner (note, I have a b-flat trumpet. Tuner needs to be one where you play into it, and it tells you whether you are sharp or flat. like, has 2 red lights on the side, and a green one for when you are good... I think there's a brand called Korg, but I could be wrong.)

34.) A Muffin pan

35.) As always, my yearly Christmas bear w/ the date on the foot.

36.) Doritos

37.) Cheeze-its

38.) Pringles

39.) Chicken Salad

40.) Bed Pillows

41.) New full sized bedding set

42.) Poppers (mini fried mozzarella sticks, the one's w/o jalapenos)

43.) Phantom of the Opera DVD

44.) Disney Movies DVDs

45.) A scale

46.) The Book My Sister's Keeper

47.) Smooth Away (1-800-395-0337 https://www.getsmoothaway.com/ver3/index.asp?refcode=smooth3)

48.) Some of the macaroni salad that Ed made the one time I went camping this summer

49.) The book The Areas of my Expertise

50.) The book More Information Than You Require

51.) Playstation 2 video game Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories

52.) Nestle Strawberry Milk Mix

53.) Tickets to see Wicked (a musical)

54.) A couple (or just one)Ten Opening Photo Collage Frame (Bed Bath and Beyond)

55.) Glass mixing bowls

56.) Hand held Electric mixer

57.) Cutting boards

58.) Umbra® Cooknook Chrome Under Cabinet Cook Book Holder (Bed bath and beyond)

59.) Motorized Notebook Cooling Station (Bed Bath and Beyond)

60.) Coin Sorter

61.) Alcohol Breath Tester (Bed Bath and Beyond)

62.) As Seen on TV Listen Up™ Personal Sound Amplifier (bed bath and beyond)

63.) Electric can opener

64.) A powerful bagless upright vacuum cleaner, or a robot vacuum cleaner

65.) PerfectSolutions™ Deluxe Digital Coin Counting Money Jar

66.) Oil for a deep fryer

67.) The book "I like you: Hospitality Under The Influence" by Amy Sedaris

68.) a subscription to the magazine Cosmopolitan

69.) Rembrandt Two Hour Whitening Kit

70.) Captain Morgan

71.) 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon mustard powder, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, 3/4 cup strong dark beer, like Guinness, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 pound Cheddar (white) or other English cheese (or other good semi-hard cheese, like Comté or Gruyère, or a mixture)grated

72.) Breakfast Sandwiches

73.) Honey bbq boneless chicken

74.) corn dogs

75.) mini corn dogs

76.) Bob Evans brunch bowls (Sausage Brunch Bowl, Stuffed French Toast with Apples)

77.) Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls (Eggs, Potatoes, Sausage & Cheddar Cheese; Eggs, Potatoes, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese)

78.) Pancakes/Sausage on a stick

79.) Jimmy Dean Omelets (Sausage; Three Cheese)

80.) Oscar Mayer Weiners

81.) Meat Spices

82.) Colby Jack block cheese

83.) Farmer's Cheese

84.) Trail Mix

85.) Goldfish

86.) Large Bucket for a mop

87.) Good mop

88.) cream soda

89.) Fritos Chilli Cheese Dip

90.) honey roasted peanuts

91.) cashews

92.) pizza hot pockets

93.) mozzarella sticks

94.) mini tacos

95.) potato skins

96.) chicken alfredo pizza

97.) onion rings

98.) soft pretzels and some nacho dipping cheese

99.) frosted sugar cookies

100.) popcorn chicken

101.) Big Muffins from Sam's Club

102.) the dvd August Rush

103.) a Netflix subscription

104.) Hoop earrings (multiple sets okay :) )

105.) Loud N Clear 1-800-719-3731

106.) Meat (ground beef, steaks, pork, sausage, bacon, ribs, chicken, hamburger patties, hotdogs, etc.)

107.) Zoo pops (http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=3131)

108.) Blues Brothers DVD

109.) Heavy Cream

110.) Hair catcher for shower drain

When my parents asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I said "electronics" and they laughed at me (it may have to do with the broken laptop that was sitting on my lap) So.. despite their laughter, here's a list of electronics I would like

1.) a Nintendo DS Lite- not pink.
~If I get a DS, I'd need some games for it. So these would be
paired w/ the DS
a.) Brain Age
b.) Brain Age 2
c.) Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir
d.) Solitaire Overload
e.) Mario Kart


2.) A GPS (global positioning system for my car)

3.) a DVD player that plays AVIs- like the Phillips DVP 5960 dvd player

4.) an Ipod Touch

5.) A new cellphone

6.) As inferred to above- a new laptop. One that is ideal for music and photos and games. Lots of memory is key.

7.) A Wii
a.) Wii remotes/nunchucks
b.) Wii Fit
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Why I will never be President of the USA [31 Aug 2008|02:03pm]
[ mood | pleased ]

There are many reasons I will never be the president of the United States of America. But here are just a few of the more....unique.... reasons.

1.) Foreign Policy

The big concern nowadays is about the war in Iraq and in other middle eastern countries. Now, I already have opinions on this, but for now, let's just focus on people fighting in the middle east. Or just focus on terrorist groups in the middle east. I would combat this by giving everyone an air conditioner. Nobody wants to fight when it's hot outside. Especially since you have to wear all those warm suits and carry around weapons. But when it's already hot inside, you don't really notice the temperature outside as much. So we introduce everyone to fresh, crisp, cold air conditioned air. Heck, we'll even throw in some humidifiers to be nice. Maybe a candle or two for smell. Suddenly, everyone is staying at home in their homes enjoying the air. Osama Bin Laden calls a group meeting, and you turn to your wife and say "Eh, I don't think I'm going out tonight Jan. Too hot. especially all crowded around in that little cave. Let's just stay in and order pizza." Walla!! Terrorist crisis solved.

And, in order for this to be accomplished, America becomes number one in the "manufacture of air conditioner" business. We work so that we have the best air conditioners in the world and everyone wants our stuff. Thus, other countries are buying our product and thus we are increasing our economy and creating more jobs for us American people. Also, it's going to take energy for these air conditioners to run over there. Lots of energy since it will be combating a higher heat. Which means in order for their everyday, run of the mill citizens, the Oil Countries have to sell their oil for less so that their own citizens can afford to buy it, and thus, high gas prices are also solved!

2.) Weather

Hurricanes are accomplished because of warm sea water and calm jet streams. Now, we can't do anything about the water because unlike Futurama, we don't have humongous ice cubes and we really don't want to flood anybody by increasing water supply. However, as President, I would see to it that we did something about the air. Hurricane's need a calm, non-turbulent jet stream, right? So we create and build the worlds largest, strongest fan. Large enough that it will reach up to the jet stream. Then, whenever a hurricane comes, we turn on the fan and thus, create a lot of wind and a very turbulent jet stream that breaks up the hurricane. Viola! No more hurricanes and lots more gumbo. Of course, we have to make sure the fan points upwards so as not to blow away houses, but we'll let the engineers work on that.

3.) Science

As president, and a Biological Science Major, science is very important to me. We would have all sorts of programs going out and be the most scientific country in the world. But not just in the medical fields and all that stuff that's important. No, I'm talking about the COOL stuff, like robots and animals. I would build the world's LARGEST zoo right by the white house and put in every single animal. People would spend days just coming and watching and studying animals and their behaviors. And it would be open 24/7. You think finding a more efficient way of swapping flies was a crazy idea? Just wait till you see what kind of crazy animal stuff we study in my administration.



For now, that is all. But expect this entry to be updated as more of my presidential ideas are formed!!!

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Writer's Block: Anthropomorphic buddies [18 May 2008|07:40pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Have you ever named or befriended an inanimate object? What did you call it?



A couple times. I have this snow bear that I call "Snowy". I've had him since Christmas of 1994... fell in love with him at first site, but could have SWORN that he was for my cousin Tracy. So I was ecstatic when I discovered that he was for me. He's been with me through a lot of stuff, and it's a good thing he can't really talk because I tell him all my secrets. I'm a little old for stuffed bears.... but he's been a big part of my life, I can't imagine ever getting rid of/losing him.




Although... I must admit.... I tend to name almost anything I own. For example, in high school, I had "Bindy"..... my 3-Ring binder.
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Hypocrisy [31 Mar 2008|10:21pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

So, I've come to a revelation. I am not comfortable with underage drinking. Which, kind of makes me a hypocrite. I started drinking while underage, so who is it for me to say others can't do it? The thing is, I've been in situations where people drink underage, and I don't have a problem with it. I've been in situations where there's been a big group of people drinking, and a lot of them are underage, and I don't have a problem with it.

What I do have a problem is when underage people drink in public. And I'm not talking bout in someone's apartment or whatever, because again, I've been there, done that, seen others do it, and not had a problem. What I mean, is out in public, like at a restaurant. A group of people went out to a restaurant (I wasn't there). They ended up not being carded (despite being at the age they should have been). While the majority of them were 21, one was not. She ended up getting a strawberry daiquiri. When I was told the story, I kinda frowned on it, but didn't say much, cause again, I drank illegally, who is it for me to say it's wrong? And since I wasn't there, I really didn't have too strong of an opinion, just an "oh, that's cool" type of thing. Well, the following weekend, we went on that same kind of trip, only this time I was there. The first night we went to an Irish pub and the group of us ordered drinks. The one under 21 year old again debated about ordering a drink, but in the end decided against it and told the waitress she wasn't drinking when asked for her id (and ordered a water.) Well, through a series of events, one of the girls didn't like her mudslide, so the under 21 year old shared it with one of the other girls (above 21). That's when I got my first inkling of discomfort. It's just, I dunno. That's blatantly breaking the law, and while I know breaking the law is breaking the law no matter what the circumstance is, for some reason, that just kind of made me uncomfortable. The next night, we went out to eat at a fancy restaurant. We all ordered our drinks (the under 21 year old got a creme drink type of thing, not alcoholic). When the waitress didn't card us (what is it with St. Louis and not carding obviously 21 year olds?) she again debated about ordering something alcoholic. That's when I got really uncomfortable. I mean... I dunno. I shouldn't feel this way, because it makes me a huge hypocrite to say it's okay to underage drink in some places, but not others. I do know that I wasn't the only one uncomfortable, cause the guy with us was also showing some concerns about her doing it. She ended up not getting a drink, but she did try some of our strawberry daiquiris and caramel-tinis.

So... I'm a hypocrite. Oh well. I guess being over 21 now has made me view the law a little differently, now that I'm on the "okay" side of it :P

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Basketball [18 Mar 2008|06:45pm]
[ mood | okay ]

I love basketball. It's probably my second favorite sport. I played it in school from 6th grade thru 9th grade, went to all home high school basketball games from junior high all the way through high school (playing in pep band, but it still counts), and did stats senior year (which meant I went to EVERY game, not just home... and yes, still did pep band). Although not so much anymore, I used to be a fan of the NBA (Bulls, of course.) I remember one time, I must have been in about 2nd, 3rd grade, I was at summer scope, and during lunch, my group (particularly the boys) was talking about the team. They were trying to name all the players on the team, but only getting the famous ones... i.e, Jordan. So I spoke up and was able to name every player on the team w/o pause. Needless to say, they all stared at me with mouths open. Great fun :P

In college, I've come to love it more. Obsessed even. There's just something about being in there in that atmosphere, rooting for your school, getting involved. It's probably my favorite part of college. Men and Women. Both have different atmospheres, but both are great in their own way. It completely dumbfounds me that there are people here at my school that don't go to basketball games, or heck, any sport. Sports here at ISU have been ingrained in me so much that I could NOT imagine college without it. How in the WORLD do people survive NOT going to a couple games each week?

Anyway, both our teams had a WONDERFUL season this year. Our boys were phenomenal. We beat Southern AT Southern! It's the first time they've been beaten at home in about 7 seasons. We also ended up sweeping them. We also beat Bradley for the first time in forever. In fact, none of the players on our team had ever beaten Bradley before. We did wonderful in the final tournament.... but wee ended up failing miserably against Drake. I loathe Drake, but they're just having one of those years where everything seems to be going good for them. Our girls are just wonderful. They lost it a bit at the end of the season, but ended up first in the MVC regular season. Then... THEY WON THE MVC TOURNAMENT! First time in 10 years. It was so amazing being there, and I had sooo much fun at the tournament. The trumpets got to be in the front row, which was amazing. I'm pretty sure I screamed my throat raw during that last game. They scared me during their first match up, but they managed to pull away during the second half and got the win.

Our women got the automatic bid to the NCAA. We were seeded 13th, which kinda sucks because we were expecting to be seeded 10-12, but 13th's not too bad :) We play #4 Oklahoma over in West Lafayette Indiana on Sunday at 11am (noon indiana time). Even though Oklahoma's #4, it will still be a good game and I am confident we can pull off the win. The pep band was hoping to go to California or New Mexico....but we got stuck in Indiana, which is only 2.5 hours away. It's not going to be as fun as the MVC because there will be no hotel stay, but it will still be fun to see our girls play.

Our boys got screwed. We have been doing wonderful this entire season, yet, because of ONE game, we don't get into the NCAA. We have a better RPI and record than Kentucky and others, yet they get in and we don't, just because they have name recognition. 18-14 record compared to our 24-9. RPI in the 30s. Seriously. If they had chosen the teams based on record alone and not name recognition, we would have been chosen over them. We'll show them next year, but it's just sad that our team that has done so much this year won't be able to be there.

On the other hand though, we were chosen as the #2 seed in the NIT tournament. This might actually be a good thing for them. While being in the NCAA would be amazing, I must admit... we probably would not have been able to go far. We're good...but not that good. NIT however, I truly believe we have a HUGE chance of winning it. At LEAST making final 4. So, perhaps it is better to end our wonderful season with a wonderful tournament championship (and a trip to New York) rather than end our wonderful season with such a horrible, 30 pt loss to Drake, then a loss first round in NCAA. It still stings though. We should have been there.

Oh well. As a Cub fan, I will just repeat my beloved mantra-- Just wait till next year.

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Zzzzz [17 Mar 2008|01:52am]
[ mood | drained ]

I'm back from the tournament down in St. Louis :) It was fun, but it has COMPLETELY wiped me out. Gosh, I could probably sleep for 24 hours and be happy.

There's a lot of things I wanna write/rant/contemplate about, but I'm too tired right now. A bunch of little topics, so hopefully I'll remember them tomorrow :) Or the day after. Sometime. I'm pretty busy right now and for the next couple weeks, which really sucks planning wise. But at least I have my internet, which will have to do for now. :)

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Things [14 Mar 2008|12:49am]
[ mood | indescribable ]

It's weird how fast feelings/emotions can change. I went from having a really bad night, to a pretty bad morning, to a mediocre day, to an alright day, to a good evening, to a really good evening. I should be given an award or something.

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*sigh* [12 Mar 2008|09:38pm]
[ mood | disappointed ]

I'm so stupid sometimes. Oh well. Perhaps it was for the best.

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Well... [12 Mar 2008|01:25pm]
[ mood | bored ]

Welp. Looks like I'm back into my old habits of lying to everyone about me actually updating. It's not that I want to. It's just that I really have nothing to talk about.

Break is relaxing. This break is completely different from last year's spring break, but it's good in its own way. I wouldn't complain if they would magically give us another week :P

Anyway... I'm outtie. Talk to ya'll later!

(Hey... as a sidenote, what's up with this 3.46 gas? I'm basically trapped in my house right now because I can't afford to fill up my empty gas tank. It's gone down to 3.38 today, but I'm still hoping that it'll go down even more. Doesn't matter too much, cause I'm going to have to fill up tomorrow evening no matter what the cost so I can make it back home. I'm thinking of making a car boycott and just riding busses everywhere or walking. Cept that it's really cold outside.)

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Entries [04 Mar 2008|08:20pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

So I've decided to update this thing more often. But then the question arose, just what do I talk about? Some people use their blogs to comment on politics, environment, society, and other news items. However, I really don't have strong enough opinions to do that. I follow the philosophy of "How's it hurting you?" If it's not hurting you, why should you get so worked up about it? I just have a hard time choosing sides and I tend to believe in bits of both of them, thus, I lie somewhere in the middle. And part of me doesn't feel like putting my ideas out there because I don't feel like defending them. I have opinions, but when people come at me with differing opinions looking for a fight, I just don't feel like it, or feel that I don't know enough to defend myself.

In the past, I used this as a spot to recap my day, telling almost every minute of my life. This led to long entries though, and, truthfully, dull and boring entries that no one cares about. Who cares what happened to me at lunch? Am I arrogant enough to believe people really want to read about how my class went? Who wants to waste their time reading about a normal everyday life, when most likely, they are reading blogs to try and escape their own life.

What also happens when I post on here, I tend to get emo. I start to ramble about emotions and feelings and such. No one wants to here a person whine. People don't want to hear it in real life, why do they want to sit here and waste their time voluntarily reading it? So I'm lonely at times. Who cares? Does someone really need to know that? Read 5 paragraphs about how life used to be? What I wish it was? No. It's hard for me, because I tend to be like that when I write without typing. These are the posts that I write, then the next day regret and either hope no one reads it, lock it to friends only, or delete it.

And so, I still have no clue what this will turn out to be. Perhaps I will use it as a way to document my days--- not for others to read, but for me to come back to years from now and see how I used to be. You'll see the decision in the coming days.

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Life [03 Mar 2008|07:52am]
[ mood | happy ]

Life is going really good right now.

Life is always about change. And while at first we get scared, apprehensive, and resist, in the end, that change can bring about some of the greatest things in life.

If 4 years ago, someone had asked me "Where do you think you'll be in 4 years", I would answer "In college, working towards graduating with a Biology degree." Which is exactly where I am today. But what I could have never told you is my state of mind, emotions, and just general standing in life. I could never tell the growing I've done, the experiences I've had, and most importantly, the friends I've made along the way.

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2 years of health issues [18 Sep 2007|03:48pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

2 years ago, in the summer of 2005, my Grandpa Lee died from a heart attack and complications arising from that.

My Grandma Flo has been in and out of the hospital several times these past 2 years for various respiratory things.

In early 2006, my Grandma Joy was diagnosed with COPD. She's going into the hospital in 2 weeks for more treatment for it.

November last year my Grandma Sharon was hospitalized for kidney failure. She was down to 10% working. Even today, she still gets weak and can't be as active as she once was.

December of last year, my step-mom had a "total abdominal hysterectomy" due to different organs not working and being diseased.

This past July, my step-dad had a table saw kick back on him. He lost his index finger and part of his middle finger. He's still in therapy, and they still have to do more surgery on his middle finger because the bone's not growing back right.

Last week, my Grandpa Ed had a stroke behind his eye. He's lost his vision in one eye. One carotid artery was 100% blocked, the other 95%. We're lucky it was just the eye- it usually goes to the brain. He was on the verge of having a massive stroke and would have if he hadn't caught it in time. He's not out of the clear yet, and has to go through a lot more testing, but he is out of the hospital for now.

Yesterday, my step-mom's uncle was sent to Memorial Hospital. He had an ulcer that ate through an artery in his abdomen and nearly bled to death, resulting in a heart attack. He's not expected to live.

So, if everyone could just send out healthy thoughts to my family, that would be great. I'm pretty sure the hospitals are getting tired of seeing my family (and we're tired of being in em!) As for me, I'm going to start walking around in a gigantic plastic bubble....

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I'm not that girl [15 Sep 2007|04:29pm]
[ mood | jealous ]

Hands touch
Eyes meet
Sudden silence
Sudden heat
Hearts leap in a giddy whirl
He could be that boy
But I'm not that girl

Don't dream
Too far
Don't lose sight of
Who you are
Don't remember that rush of joy
He could be that boy
I'm not that girl

Every so often we long to steal
To the land of what might have been
But that doesn't soften the ache we feel
When reality sets back in

Blithe smile
Lithe limb
She who's winsome
She wins him
Gold hair with a gentle curl
That's the girl he chose
And heaven knows
I'm not that girl

Don't wish
Don't start
Wishing only wounds the heart
I wasn't born for the rose and the pearl
There's a girl I know
He loves her so
I'm not that girl

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Hi [11 Sep 2007|11:19pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

I am not dead.

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I'm aliiiiiiiiive [19 Jun 2007|10:52am]
[ mood | hungry ]

Stewie was talking about his journal thingy last night, and that got me to thinking about mine, which I haven't updated in forever. So this morning I thought, hey, why not.

Life's going good. I moved into my new apartment last week. It is really nice. My room looks kind of manly though. I'm hoping that once I put pictures up it'll look like a girl lives in here :P Right now, the room is very plain, so if anyone has any tips to make it look lived in, I'd welcome them.

Currently, I'm looking for a job. If you're in the Bloomington/Normal area, and you need someone to work for you, just give me a call- I'm your gal.

Other than that, nothing much has been going on. I've been seeing a lot of movies- I think I've watched more movies this summer than I have any other summer. Spiderman 3, Are We Done Yet, Pirates 3, Shrek 3, Knocked Up, Fantastic Four- actually, I saw that one twice, once with Stewie, and then the following day with dad and the rest of the fam for Father's Day. Luckily I liked the movie, otherwise I'd be tortured :P

I don't really have anything else to say. Shoot me a line and we'll talk :)

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woo! [14 Feb 2007|08:29pm]
[ mood | happy ]

Woo!! 2 days off of school!!!

See my facebook album for pictures!!

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The longest survey you'll ever fill out [17 Apr 2006|06:11pm]
The longest survey you'll ever fill out! Copy and paste this. Fill it out and send it to all your friends including the person who sent it to you. Do this because the person who sent it to you didnt sit here for ages for nothing. Answer all the questions honestly, no lying to avoid stuff.

Time started: 6:12 pm
Full Name: Stephanie Elaine Alyce Kuykendall
Nickname: Steph, Cherry
Single or Taken: Single
Sex: female
Birthday: Nov. 14th 1986
Sign: Scorpio
Hair color: Naturally its brown, but right now its red
Eye color: brown, that sometime turns kinda greenish
Shoe size: 9 ish
Height: 5'4"
Innie or Outie: innie
What are you wearing right now: jeans and a t-shirt
Where do you live: Normal, IL during the school year, Pawnee during the off months
Righty or lefty: righty
Any pets: girl min schnauzer Maggie, boy min schnauzer Max, girl beagle Cassie, girl parakeet Tic, boy parakeet Luna
Can you make a dollar change right now: Yeah, but I'd prefer to keep my quarters for the laundry
Do you have a bf or gf?: Nope
Did you send this to your crush: Nope
Best place to go for a date: Hmm...outside, doing something... I don't think I'm too particular, I just like outdoors things...maybe a putt putt place, or a theme park...
Fav romantic memory: Don't have that many memories of romantic things.
Fashion Stuff ------------------------------------------

Where is your fav place to shop: Wally World
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?: Ears pierced... I wanna get them doubled, but I'm too chicken :P
Favorite kind of pants: jeans.

Favs ------------------------------------------

Color: blue
Number: 4
Food: fettucine alfredo. OR steak. OR potatoes
Subject in school: hmmm... right now...ummm...none?
Animal: Dog or Dolphin
Drink: pepsi
Celebrity: Ewan McGregor
Sport: Basketball or baseball
Veggie: potatoe
Fruit: Apples
Fast food place: Arbys
Place to visit: Been to, it'd be Disney world. Want to go to- England
Month: April
Singer: ...Can Ewan Mcgregor count? :P I dunno... I guess whoever sings all the Disney songs
Movie: Moulin Rouge
Ice Cream: vanilla and caramel
Perfume: Bath and body works- almost any scent
Cartoon character: Hmm... I guess... ummm...Scieszka
Have you ever----------------------------------

Given anyone a bath: Nope
Bungee jumped: nope
Broken the law: Speed, underage drinking
Made yourself throw-up: nope
Went skinny dipping: Nope
Been in the opposite sex's bathroom: Just their locker rooms for basketball, but that doesn't count
Eaten a dog biscuit: Nope
Put your tongue on a frozen pole: Nope
Someone ever made you cry?: Yeah
Broken a bone: Not myself...the doctor's broke my bones though...
Played truth or dare: Many times, though the best ones were the Florida trip times
Been in a physical fight:Just with my sisters
Rode in a police car: nope
Been on a plane: Nope
Come close to dying: Once (this past Friday) I didn't see a car and I pulled out in front of him- I basically had time to say oh shit and slam on my gas. Luckily, I made it past
Been in a sauna: Once or twice...I wanna go in again now that I'm older
Been in a hot tub: Yeah
Swam in the ocean: Yup
Fallen asleep in school: Yes. I can't help it... it can be really boring
Kissed your cousin: Not that I know of... *scared*
Ran away: Just when I was a kid where you'd only make it down half a block :P
Pictured your crush naked: .... Hmmm.... Yeah, I guess so.
Ever had a sex dream: You know... I'm not sure. I've had dreams where it was close, I gues, but I don't think I've ever had one where actual sex took place...course,I don't remember a lot of the dreams I have...
Broken someone's heart: I'm... not sure.
Cried when someone died: yeah
Wanted someone: Yeah
Flashed someone: lol... Yeah, like every night. I'm too lazy to close the curtains of my window, so I just go ahead and get changed, even though I know that the dorm rooms across from me and look into our rooms and see what we're doing
Lied: Who hasn't??
Cried in school: Yeah
Laughed so hard you fell off your chair: Yes :P
Sat by the phone all night waiting for a call: No, but I have waited for an instant message
Stayed on the internet all night waiting to talk to someone: Yeah
saved MSN conversations: MSN, no. Yahoo? Yes.
Saved e-mails: yeah
Wished you were someone else: Yeah, but for the most part, no
Wished you were a member of the opposite sex: I'm curious about what being a boy is like, but I enjoy being a girl the more I think about it
Fallen for your best friend?: hmm... Complicated, but I would have to say no.
Made out with JUST a friend?: no
Been rejected: Not that I know of...don't think I've ever been brave enough to be in the situation where I would be rejected
Been in love?: No
Been cheated on?: As far as I know, no.
Done something you regret?: None that I can recall at the moment.

First Thing That Comes to Mind ------------------------------------------

Red: Go You Redbirds!
Blue: sky right now
Autumn: fall
Cow: stewie always saying moooo
What Is ------------------------------------------

Your good luck charm: Snowy and the cup of cheerios I bought the first week of school and still haven't eaten them
Best song you ever heard: I dunno... I like lots of them... RIght now, I guess either Bad Day or Girl Next Door
Stupidest thing you have ever done: hmmm... allowing the hair dresser to trim my hair as much as she did back in grade school
whats your room like: Everything is within arms reach... I lay on my bed while on the computer, tvs by the window, fridge by my feet. Very small. Too small for one person, let alone 2
Describe ur crush: I don't really have a full fledged crush right now, so I can't describe anything
Your most prized possession: snowy. And my computer. And Tivo. And ipod. Looks like I'm a pretty shallow person.
Last thing you said: "I'll talk to you online tonight- bye"
What is beside you: the wall, my computer, my remote. Thats stuff that I'm touching. If I listed everything beside me, I'd be listing my room.
last thing you ate: Chicken fries
Fav song: Currently, "Girl Next Door"
What kind of shampoo do you use: Suave brand- right now, cucumber melon
Something that has happened to you this year: Umm... not hign has happened this year, but if you're goijng for school year, then I started college
Worst thing that has happened to you this year: Hmmm... I've been having a pretty good year

Have You Ever Had ------------------------------------------

Chicken pox: Yeah
Sore Throat: Yeah
Cold: Yeah
Stiches: Yeah
Bloody nose: Yeah
Surgery: Yeah
Broken bone: Just what the doctors have broken

Do you ------------------------------------------

Believe in love at first sight: I believe in a connection at first site, but I dunno about love
Enjoy parks: Yup
Like picnics: Yes :D
Like school: Its... alright. Hard.
What schools have you gone to: preschool- withrow/farmingdale kindergarten- Farmingdale 1st grade- Tallula 2nd-4th- Pleasant Hill 5th through 12th- Pawnee college- ISU
Hate anyone: Yes.

Would You ------------------------------------------

Eat a live hamster for $1,000,000: no way
Go to a hanson concert if you had a free ticket: yeah, I would
Kill someone you didn’t know for 15 billion dollars: hmmm... 15 billion you say? :P no.
If you were stuck on an island, what person would you want with you: ummm... John Locke. Even though he's crazy and would probably try to kill me eventually.

Who ------------------------------------------

Who do you admire: My mom
Who is the last person that called you: kirsten
Who was the last person you slow danced with: Aaron.
Makes you laugh the most: hmm... KK
Makes you smile: hmm... stewie
can make you feel better no matter what: Stewie or ferrill
has a crush on you: No clue... I don't think anyone has or ever had a crush on me...
the last person you touched? touched? uhh... I dunno
You hugged?: mom
massaged: Don't remember... been awhile
You Kissed?: I gave my mom a peck on the cheek...
yelled at: Not sure... sisters, I guess
Who broke your heart last?: Never been broken.
Who told you they loved you last: Mom

do You/Are You ------------------------------------------

Do you like filling these out: Yeah, I suppose
Do you wear contacts or glasses: Contacts
Do you like yourself: yeah
Do you get along with your family: Yep (for the most part)
Do you do drugs: Nope
have piercings below the waist? Nope
Habla espanol?: Un poco, pero mi profesero fue stupido. No escucho.
Stolen anything over $50: Hmm... no, nothing over 50... I took my play costume jewelry (ssshhh....) but that was only a dollar that they had bought at goodwill... But still, I guess that counts as stealing something...
Obsessive? yeah :P
Compulsive? only sometimes
Anorexic? not that much... anymore....
depressed? I'm better :)
Suicidal? No.

Final Questions ------------------------------------------

How many ppl are you sending this to: no one
Comments: hmm...not much to say
What are you listening to right now: Friends
What makes you happy: IMing my friends
How many buddies are on your list: 17
What do you like to do: read, do stuff online, play trumpet
What did you do yesterday: went home for easter, hung out with family, ate home cooking, played ps2, drove back to college
Career: not employed anymore :(
Got any awards: I got the John Phillips Sousa Award
What are you most scared of: Storms
What car do you wish to have: a 2005 Silver Mustang
Where do you want to get married: An old, pretty church.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would you change: my looks
What was your first car: The one I have now... Silver Chevy Lumina...either 89 or 90...
Vegetarian: No way Jose... I tried once... I lasted for a week.
Good driver: I think I am...
Good actor: No, not really. For further evidence of this bad acting, please refer to the play "You Can't Take it with You" or the musical "Hello Dolly"
good dancer: lol.... nope.
Good storyteller: nope
Have a lava lamp: Used to.. not anymore
How many remote controls are in your house: Umm... about....4
Are you double jointed: Yeah
What do you dream about: Lots of random stuff... sometimes, it's hard for me to wake up and realize all that stuff didn't happen, cause sometimes I dream about real life situations..
Last time you took a bath: Forever ago... showers all the way now :)
The last movie you saw at the theatres: Harry Potter 4

Either Or ------------------------------------------

Night or Day: day
Scary or happy movies: happy
Chocolate or white milk: White 2%
Root beer or Dr.Pepper: root beer
Mud or Jell-O wrestling: jello
better at talking or listening: listening...I rarely talk... (now typing, that's a whole nother story)
Skiing or Boarding: Skiing
summer or winter: Summer
Cake or Pie: Aple pie...unless cheesecake counts as cake
Diamond or pearl: Diamonds
Coke or Pepsi: Pepsi.
Sprite or 7up: Don't really have a preferance, but I guess 7up
pants or shorts: pants
Orange juice or apple juice: apple juice
Cats or dogs: Dogs, but I still like cats. I want both :P
Coffee or tea: Neither? I guess cofee smell better...
Phone or in person: In person
Oldest, middle, youngest or only child: oldest

fill Out (for GIRLS ONLY) ------------------------------------------

Boxers or briefs: Hmm.. no preferance
Older, younger, same age: Hmm... I suppose same age or older...
Tall or short: Tall
Good or bad boy: good...but not goody goody two shoes.
Ear peirced or not: pierced
Stubble or neatly shaved: Hmm... a little stubble, but not a lot.
Studley or cute: Hmm... studly, though I'm fine with cute. I ask a lot :P He can't have lot's of muscles, but he can't be a little wuss either.
Dark or blonde hair: dark :P I mean, I'm fine iwth lighter hair, but I like the dark more
curly or straight hair: curly. But no afro.
dark or light eyes: Light
Hat or no hat: no hat
Long or short hair: long hair, but not uber long...shoulder lenght is the longest I'm okay with :P
Tan or fair: Tan
Freckles: Freckles (they're so cute :P)
Foreign accent or Canadian: foreign
What do you notice first about guys: Hair :P (how am I supposed to notice thier personality if I just happen to be glancing at them?)
shy or outgoing: Outgoing
indoor or outdoor: outdoor
six pack: No
muscular arms: no
Jewelery or none: either way is fine
what do you like the most in a guy: spontaneousness

fill Out (for GUYS ONLY) ------------------------------------------
Older, younger, same age:
Tall or short:
Good or bad girl:
Ears peirced or not:
Sexy or cute:
Dark or blonde hair:
curly or straight hair:

dark or light eyes:
Hat or no hat:
Long or short hair:
Tan or fair:
Freckles:
Foreign accent or Canadian:
What do you notice first about girls:
shy or outgoing:

indoor or outdoor:
muscular arms:
Jewelery or none:
what do you like the most in a girl:



finished: 7:12 pm
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