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23 March 2009
[a little background: last night at dinner, I was telling Brendan that I thought I should apply to be on the next season of Survivor. Free trip to somewhere tropical and exotic...and afterall, that is where my obsession with Elsbeth Hasselbeck started anyway! He said he'd support me if I decided to go on the show - he was kidding, I, of course, was dead serious.]
PP: it looks like i missed the deadline for the next season of survivor...but i just saved this application to my computer and will definitely check back on the website to apply for the next one! [Survivor contestant application attached]
BS: haha, i'm glad you checked on that. and you have to send a video in? they have an extensive application.
PP: yes, it was very extensive... but for the question that says "which survivor contestant do you most relate to", guess who my answer would be?! :)
yeah, maybe i should video myself doing very adventurous things...in new york city?
BS: yes, like eating a cookie from a shelf or hopping on the 2/3 train late at night.
22 March 2009
I spent three very long subway stops listening to an obviously visiting family "breathe in, breathe out" in anticipation of not being able to get out of the subway doors in time when they opened and before they shut again...
THIS is why I love New York.
21 March 2009
Me and Brendan at Burger Joint with RL and Court
Trying to convert Rose to a true "New Yorker"...it looks like she's well on her way with the Starbucks in hand.
Watch out for the biker lane, Court!!!
I have NEVER seen a hot dog this big. And I have consumed a lot of hot dogs in my lifetime.
Me and little Rose petals at Serendipity
Court and Rose wishing Mary Lindsey was with us
Classic Serendipity pic with our chocolate peanut butter fro-ho-cho
Before... (can you tell the whip cream is GREEN for St. Patty's Day?!)
Times Square (thanks photog, Pamela!)
Reenacting RL's visit/our photo shoot from Summer 2007
One short friend, one tall
Court got tired of smiling...
beautiful Central Park!
Rose's one-bite cupcake
Introducing Rose Lynn and Courtney to Magnolia cupcakes.
cupcakes, NYC, and Auburn friends...doesn't get much better than this...
until I get a stomach ache from too much sugar.
Our last hoo-rah at Benihana. (Not quite up to Mikata standards, but definitely good...and considering it's the ONLY Japanese steakhouse I have been able to find in NYC, I'll take whatever I can get!)
20 March 2009
My game plan for the weekend is looking like this (thanks to the suggestion from Caylen) :
"rent movies and sleep in and eat big macs! :) eating a big mac with no shame! haha"
I can't think of much more that sounds more perfect than that!
14 March 2009
Brendan's friend Nate is a software programmer (or something very smart...he started college at 14) at Google and his new wife Karen just graduated from RPI with a masters in Robotics Engineering. It was a very sweet wedding and completely perfect and fitting for the bride and groom! :)
13 March 2009
12 March 2009
"Gammaw, Brendan sure is big to be 5."
11 March 2009
- a disgruntled fellow coworker/intern about his new enhanced responsibilites upon the increased amount of layoffs at work
10 March 2009
Interesting article on how spending large amounts of money in today's economy is actually starting to be seen as "unfashionable." I don't know about that, but my new favorite phrase is "That's so August of you." What a good one!
I'm not going to lie, I think these things are pretty ridiculous. But on the flip side, they do provide enormous amounts of amusement for me and a lot of my friends. This morning, taped beside the elevators in my apartment, this sign was unabashedly displayed. I'm thinking of emailing prty_eyes_10han just for kicks...
09 March 2009
08 March 2009
And so, the saga continues!! Abbey's potty training was going really well. She liked using the potty like a big girl, liked telling everyone she met about it, and definitely liked the treats she was getting after using the potty. However, she always wanted to run off (making a beeline to the pantry, in search of a treat, of course) as soon as she was done, leaving a little trail behind her. So, I tried to remind her every time to clean herself. At first, she used her hands, then her shirt. I told her no, no, that wouldn't work. So then, she decided that the hand towel in the bathroom would be good to use (I hope we caught this habit early....who knows how many times she did this without our knowing!). Finally, I think I got it through to her that girls use toilet paper to clean themselves. It appears that she learned her lesson, don't you think?
Dad, my love for "projects" is steadily increasing. Aren't you proud?!
07 March 2009
And the color is:
the darker gray, Metropolitan (which I found the name also to be very fitting for my room in New York City!)
06 March 2009
"...we've hit the highest unemployment rate since 1983... there's no light at the end of the tunnel..... more jobs will be lost in the coming months..."
What a great way to start off the day.
05 March 2009
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02 March 2009
Subject: Classes Tomorrow
I am sorry to report but classes will not be canceled tomorrow. TigerTransit and all university services will open at normal universityhours. If you are out of town and in an area where the weather may bepreventing you from returning to Auburn by tonight or for classestomorrow, please email your professors AND be sure to send me some typeof note to let me know where you are so that I can help with an excuse,if necesary, in any way that I can. For example, if you end up at ahotel out of town, keep a copy of the bill, etc.
Please be sure to monitor the University Home Page for updates, just incase the weather or something else changes (Transit can't operatebecause of icy roads, for example) before morning!
I apologize that we won't get a de-stressor day. We only get SNOW ONCEevery TEN YEARS or so!!
I am currently suffering from a MASSIVE headache.
hence, my initial question: why do girls do the things they do?