Monday, June 13, 2011

Today on Campus...

I made a fool of myself while frantically running away from a bee (with a back-pack on, mind you. I submit nobody can run well with a back-pack on). I swear it was chasing me.

I watched a woman pick off all the glaze from her krispy kreme donut. Who does that? If she was worried about calorie intake, purchasing a donut was her first mistake.

I passed someone whistling so loud I could hear him coming from a mile away. Now thanks to him I’ve had some unidentified melody stuck in my head all day.

Have you ever noticed that those I’m-so-happy-and-I’m-going-to-let-everybody-know-it kind of people generally just make the rest of us more annoyed? Why is that?

I felt inspired when my professor said this:

“Too many people want to spend a million dollars rather than earn a million dollars. The poor stay poor by acting rich and the rich stay rich by acting poor”

I learned while perusing Yahoo during work today that the Guinness Book of World Records just declared Junrey Balawing the world’s shortest man. He stands at a whopping 23.5 inches.

Oh, and I attended my LAST classes of the semester! Hurrah!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

the graduate

My baby sister graduated from high school today.


I swear i wasn't that little when i graduated high school...

Also, i thought i was being all sneaky when i took this picture. Check out this kids collection of leis:

Apparently i wasn't sneaky enough. Big dude on the right is definitely giving me the stink eye. woops.

Even bigger woops: walking into the boy's bathroom at dinner afterwards. My sincere apologies to whoever it was that I ran in to...though i don't really care to find out.


Congratulations on your big day Kate!

Sorry we didn't have this display on necklaces to give you as you moved your tassel to the other side...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

shut the front door

Best. Commercial. Ever.

I think about 420,000 of the 420,500 views have been mine.

And it still makes me laugh every time.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Fact: There are way too many movies about penguins.

Does anyone even like penguins that much?

With the ever popular question “What is your favorite animal?” the answer is rarely a penguin.

So why, might I ask, are there so many movies about them?

And if you are thinking that there aren’t that many movies about penguins let me refresh your memory.

In 1995, the cinema came out with this gem

The Pebble and the Penguin:

Movie synopsis: A lovable but introverted penguin named Hubie plans to present his betrothal pebble to the bird of his dreams. Sounds pretty good right? No!

Scamper the Penguin:

I’ve never seen a powder blue or a pastel pink penguin in real life…have you? If the answer is yes... see a doctor.

Happy Feet:

2 hours of an underlying ecological message. No thanks.

Surf’s up:

Slightly comical but definitely overrated. And because penguins aren’t enough, let’s throw a chicken into the cast list.

March of the Penguins:

This film only reaffirmed how horrid the life of a penguin is. They are starving 98% of the time.Talk about a rough life...nobody wants to watch that!

And i am definitely not going to see this upcoming penguin movie:

To all you penguin lovers out there, I'm sorry if i sound a bit harsh. I didn't even realize how strongly i felt about this until i started writing!


Still a Fact: There are way too many movies about penguins.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Today I spotted this in the parking lot:

How often do you see such a colorful arrangement of cars?!

I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that something so simple made me so happy but I’m going to go with the former!

Also, I am just loving this weather And what better way to enjoy the sunshine than on a hike? No better way, I submit (except the beach, but that is just wishful thinking considering my next OBX getaway isn’t for another 407 days)!

The hike to Stewart Falls was a bit snowy, which unfortunately caused double rays of sun resulting in a ridiculous sunburn on my face; but other than that i didn't really mind the snow!

did i just say that out loud?