Saturday, November 28, 2009

is Andrea Bocelli singing Jingle Bells?

This year, I stayed in Grand Rapids for Thanksgiving. Meredith and Jennifer hung around, too, so we out-of-staters decided to cook our own dinner. Andrew and Amy came up from Indiana, and we had ourselves a merry little feast. The turkey took two hours too long to cook, but otherwise, there were no food crises. Like all good Baileys, we interspersed episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia throughout the whole day. And of course, we busted out Mannheim Steamroller and Home Alone. All good things.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

new hair

I cut off 11-12 inches of hair this afternoon. I've been wanting to for awhile, now. It's so nice to have short hair again.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

a joke

An astronomer, a physicist and a mathematician are on a train in Scotland. The astronomer looks out of the window, sees a black sheep standing in a field, and remarks, "How odd. Scottish sheep are black." "No, no, no!" says the physicist. "Only some Scottish sheep are black." The mathematician rolls his eyes at his companions' muddled thinking and says, "In Scotland, there is at least one sheep, at least one side of which looks black."

For more hilarious jokes of this kidney, check out Wikipedia's page on math jokes

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I am not Liz Lemon

During the summer between my sophomore and junior year of high school, I found some old sheets cut up into squares at my grammy's house. My aunt had initially planned something for them and never put it together. I started sewing the squares together that summer, and now, four summers later, I finished the quilt. It's not perfect by any means, but it's done. Unlike Liz Lemon, I finish the quilts that I start in the summer. Even if it is four summers later.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

are you part of the 2% of Americans playing sports right now?

This is a fascinating graph showing how people spend their time. At approximately 2:44 PM, I, a white female between the ages of 15 and 24 seeking a bachelor's degree and employed, was engaged in computer use. I think it's striking how little time the unemployed spend volunteering and that whites and hispanics eat at traditional meal times, whereas blacks tend not to. I'm not sure what to take from that, but it sure is interesting =)

Monday, August 3, 2009

is the space pope reptillian?

I've recently discovered Futurama. A solid show that ended before it could be dragged into the ground like The Simpsons (even though there are going to be 26 new episodes sometime soon). It's full of witty one-liners and thoroughly shallow (but highly entertaining) characters. Who could ever tire of Bender's thieving ways?

Monday, June 1, 2009

I know my life is [insert disparaging adjective] when . . .

. . . I don't have a lint-roller, so I use painter's tape to remove the lint and fuzz from my black pants.

Update: Mumsy and I went to Costco tonight, and the lint-rollers eluded us there. I guess my dream of fuzz-free pants is just not meant to be.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

for all my bros

I thought this was pretty funny. Sorry Mumsy and Matt, I already spoiled the fun for you.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

half-way there

I am officially done with my sophomore year of college. This last semester has been the busiest, best time of my life. I'm exhausted, but I'm going to miss it. Goodbye KHvR, you've been a great place to live the last two years.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

golden joy

The sun paid Michigan a visit today, and so to take advantage of it, I took a long walk with a friend. Today was a busy day, but the sunshine was a reminder that spring is coming. I get so energized by nice weather--I love it! March is almost here. February was a good but hard month and I'm not sad to be on the other side of it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

how I spent the last few days

Today is the first day of interim break, and it feels so nice to take some time off. I took a religion class for interim, and it was incredibly easy. We had no homework and our final was to write a paper. However, Kristen, Jill and I decided to make a board game instead of writing a paper. Kristen and I counted up today, and with all three of us, we spent 90+ hours making it since last Friday. It turned out so well, though. It's called "Into Israel: From Womb to Tomb", and it is a trivia game that follows the life cycle of an ancient Israelite. The game is only for mature audiences because the class was called, "Birth, Sex, and Death", and some of the questions (while taken straight from the Bible) are pretty graphic. Plus, no kid would enjoy playing this game--it is not for the faint at heart. Probably the funniest part of the game are the "Providence" cards (thanks, Mumsy) which say all manner of bizarre things to liven up the game. They are basically like chance cards in Monopoly and we had a little too much fun writing them. Everything from "You laid bare your source of blood--lose a turn" to "You reaped some 100 fold grain--switch places with the player of your choice" is in there, and I can't take them seriously. The board itself turned out well, too. We made it out of sandpaper, so that it would look like the wilderness and then taped the playing squares on top of it. I didn't think to take pictures of it before we turned it in today, but we'll get it back and then I'll put up pictures. Overall, though, I couldn't be happier with it and now I have something to show for my class--something much more fun than a 15 page paper.

Monday, January 19, 2009

oh danny boyle

I just finished watching Slumdog Millionaire, and I loved it. It's by Danny Boyle who made Millions. It was so good, though. And now I know what movie I'm rooting for at the Oscars. Beyond being a unique story told in a fresh, engaging way, A.R. Rahman composed the music for it. And the music is the finishing touch to the film. I don't have anything else to say, except that I loved it and highly recommend it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

sore, sore, everywhere

This afternoon, I worked out for the first time in ages. The new Van Andel Fieldhouse is finally open, and it is amazing. It's worth the $125 million it cost. Unfortunately, because the old fieldhouse was so inadequate and had poor hours, I barely worked out at all last semester. So now I am incredibly sore. And it gets progressively worse every hour. I'm not sure if I can get down from the top bunk in the morning. But it felt so good to finally work out and know that I can from now on and it won't be closed for construction.