Steph's Suitcase

What's going on in Steph's life and her random musings... for anyone who gives a monkey.

Tuesday, December 31, 2002

I am having the worst day of my life, really! At 12:30 I remembered I needed to bake cornflake cookies, so I looked for all the ingredients. We didn't have large marshmallows, so I had to count out 230 of the miniature ones. Once that was done, I started baking. Everything went well and after I cleaned up I used the exercise bike for a bit. Then looking down, I noticed I had red food dye on my chest and between my breasts! I was wearing a tank top. I couldn't understand HOW it got there since I hadn't touched myself there and I had washed my hands, so I went to the bathroom to clean it up. There I noticed there was some on my tank top as well. I took it off and started hand washing it. Then I noticed more and more spots of red food dye started appearing on the white tank top! It's the kind that has the built-in support so it has 2 layers in the chest area. I even managed to get food dye between the layers! HOW did I do that when I was wearing it??????? I had food dye under my arm pit and on the stomach area and on the back and at the bottom!!! YET, I only had food dye on my chest and between the breasts. HOW DID I MANAGE THIS???????? So I did as best I could (I've never worn the top before, so I don't want it to stain) then went downstairs to wash it. There was no shout, so I had to put generic stuff on it. Then I though I'd bleach it except that we were all out of bleach! I opened the washer and saw there was already clothes in it, so I had to put those in the dryer before I could put in my shirt. Then as I was taking them out I hit my head on the overhead shelves we had very hard. After I finally finished all that, I went upstairs to clean off my skin and put a new shirt on. That's when I noticed I had red food dye ALL over my socks on the bottom!!! I don't remember spilling any, and my feet had never felt wet, yet it looked like my socks were 2 colors because there was so much! I immediately took them off and didn't bother to rinse or anything, but went down to the basement and threw them in the washer. Then I went upstairs and looked everywhere I had stood to see if I could find where the food dye came from, and there was NOTHING on the floor!!! I can't believe this!!! I'm really hoping that my day doesn't get any worse. I hope my shirt doesn't have any stains on it, too. I've only worn this shirt for 4 hours!

The Two Towers is really good. I think I still like the first one better, but the second is way up there. It was a little boring in the beginning but then it got better. The fight scenes were awesome. The best part of the whole movie, which made me point at the screen and made Lauren and I exclaim in amazement, was when Legolas flipped himself onto a horse and he was practically flying in the air! I can't describe it, but it was awesome! If I had a clip of that, I'd watch it over and over! Neal kept saying, "Sweet!" like 50 million times during the whole movie. He liked it a lot. On the way back to my house we saw a coyote!!! At first I thought it was a dog or wolf, but then I realized it must have been a coyote. That's awesome! W00t! It's New Year's Eve and I'm going to at least 1 fun party tonight! YEAH!

Monday, December 30, 2002

I went to the Old Country Buffet yesterday to hang out with friends and people I haven't seen in ages. I stuffed myself full full full!! Then I went home and saw Star Trek: Nemesis with my parents. Lindsay said it wasn't that good but I liked it. We went to a cheapo theater where there was absolutely no one. Even LOTR was empty. However, the film kept stopping so we missed some parts. I'm going to the mall today to get the charms Neal bought me put on my charm bracelet. Later on we're going to see The Two Towers. I'm excited about that!

Sunday, December 29, 2002

Let's see... what did I do since I last wrote... Friday I went to Lauren's house and had a lot of fun playing Trivial Pursuit and then they made fun of me and/or insulted me playfully the whole time... for like over 5 hours. That's not totally fun. Yesterday I saw Funny Girl at the Marriott but I didn't like it that much. Then we went out to eat and I ordered filet mignon, medium but it looked like it was medium-rare. It was BRIGHT pink, which I don't consider medium. My mom's medium-rare looked browner than my medium! I had them take it back and cook it more. Seriously, a medium should be mostly pink. It should be in the middle. After I got it back it looked like it was medium-well done which is a lot better.

Friday, December 27, 2002

I got an electric guitar for Christmas!!! It's awesome! I also got lots of knitting stuff and yarn, and some cool games, and clothes, and a really neat ring and really cool bracelet. My family got game cube. I was going to go sledding yesterday but I had already told Neal I'd go to the mall with him. We ended up going on a wild goose chase to find what he wanted because the first best buy we went to didn't have it so then we had to drive to another which did. Here's our path:
my house--borders in St. Charles--Bee's house in Elgin--Sportsmart by Woodfield (to get broomball stuff which we didn't get)--Woodfield mall (I TOLD him not to bother since it'd be so crowded but he didn't listen. We didn't get have a chance to turn into a parking aisle, and people were very rude when we were trying to leave because they blocked the intersection so we couldn't go straight on green 3 times!!)--Best Buy by Woodfield--Best Buy in Carol Stream--Stratford Mall--my house
I also swear I told him that there was a best buy on Army Trail road but I don't think he listened when I said so because he said he had no idea when I told him again after the first best buy failed. I also had a strange dream that Josh was wearing knight's shoes and that Neal kept changing into a girl so I didn't like him anymore.

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Ok, it didn't snow a little. There's about 2 inches on the ground and it's still coming! w00t! The church service was way too long and Alli and I kept goofing off. The van doesn't do well in snow. I played in it while waiting for my mom to stop talking. I played with no coat cuz it's not cold at all (in my opinion). We took 5 minutes coming up the driveway because the snow was so slippery we kept sliding back down. The van made snake tracks because they are all squiggly. It was like a fun ride!

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

It snowed a little! I hope this dusting stays so that Christmas is actually white for once. I was checking my grades online and when I took calc II I was told that if I passed I'd get credit for calc I, but I haven't gotten that credit yet. I don't know who to talk to about this though. Hmmm.

Neal came over today because this morning his parents decided that he couldn't come to Christmas here. They want to have dinner with him themselves. It would have been nice if they decided this before my mom bought all the stuff for the food, expecting him. I hope that he can come for a little while at least. He got me the Tenth Kingdom on DVD and it is half an hour longer! w00t! Extra scenes! He also got me 2 charms for my charm bracelet. They're really neat.

The Christmas party last night was loads of fun. Woo! Fun! I got food, and fun presents, and played fun games like Big Brother: The Game and Loaded Questions. I didn't get home till 2 but people were still there when I left. Then my appointment today was moved to 12:30 and the dentist couldn't find anything wrong with my molars like he did when he wanted to see me before, so I don't know what's up. Yesterday I was thinking about chicken, and I was wondering what exactly meat is. Is it the muscle? I asked Melissa and she said it was. Isn't it weird to think that we're eating muscle? It doesn't seem normal.

Monday, December 23, 2002

Well... we arrived at the dentist office to find it closed. We called and got forwarded to another office, where they told us that the appointment was tomorrow. My mom had told me it was today, and written down it was today and everything. We made a half hour trip there for nothing, and now I have to do it again tomorrow!

I talked to Neal on the phone yesterday for an hour. That was cool because I hardly ever talk on the phone for long periods of time. I also went to bed early, crazy me. Then i slept till 10 so I got lots of sleep. I get to go to a Christmas party today, except that I don't know where it is or what time. And I get to go to the dentist... fun indeed.

Sunday, December 22, 2002

I've been bad about updating. Friday night I hung out at Lauren's house with people. We played Trvial Pursuit (when we ended Neal and I were winning! w00t!) and then watched The Dangerous Lives of Alter Boys which was not as good as I expected. Yesterday was Neal and I's 5 month anniversary. That sentence sounds weird. Anyway, I was possibly going to a lan party with him but I went to see a movie with Kim and Janet and then Janet insisted on eating dinner at Baker's Square so I didn't get home in time. I had already eaten so I just sat there, too. We saw Evelyn, which was really really good. Today nothing much has happened, but I really need to get out of the house because my mom is sick and now Alli has the flu (she threw up nasty bad) and I never got my flu shot. I don't want to get sick so I really really need to go somewhere but there's nowhere to go! :(

Today in church I realized that Jesus is kind of like a communist.

Thursday, December 19, 2002

Well, it turns out not only did I forget my retainer at school, but I left all my mp3 stuff there as well. I forgot to say that I have a bruise on my butt and I have no idea how it got there.

Our house is getting appraised right now. Don't worry, we're not moving or anything. He are just refinancing. Amica and my parents are at the behavioral specialist and while they were gone I surprisingly slept through 2 phone calls. That's a first since I'm such a light sleeper. I'm waiting for something to download and it's taking FOREVER. I had a weird dream that involved prairie dogs and Victoria's Secret. Apparently she owned a zoo. Anyway, I had something else to say but every time I'm at the computer I forget it. Dang.

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Man, there are some crazy rain and winds going on today. Right now I feel like I've been home for a day but I haven't yet. I'm really tired and still feeling sick. Hopefully tomorrow the meds will kick in. I also have a headache.. FUN!

Anyway, my mom went to the doctor today and she has bronchitis and borderline pneumonia which is bad. Apparently she's had it for 6 weeks already but didn't know. Amica tried to bite me again today. I'm still afraid of her and my dad has been trying to change that but it's hard. My mom said I look like I lost weight, but I didn't really from when she last saw me. Ok, so I was checking my email I was thinking about what would happen if Neal and I got married while still in college. Would my email change? If it did, it'd be and I think that's funny. I was also thinking that because Derek's is drbotero so he likes thinking he's a doctor. The songs of the day are probably going to disappear again unless I happen to have one in my head.

Song of the day ~ You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet by 19 Wheels

I got home around 1:15 today and was surprised to find that my mom was home sick. The bus ride was not fun because it was bumpy and I felt nauseous the whole time. I tried to sleep on Neal but he ended up sleeping on me most of the time. At one point we saw teh Aurora Health Center and I thought it looked like the one by Erinn's house except that we were at a gas station and I don't remember a gas station being there. Neal thought it wasn't wide enough. However, even though I saw a sign shortly after that that said "Bay Area somethingorother" about 45 minutes later the driver said we were in Green Bay so I don't know if I saw Erinn's health thing or not. I was planning on knitting a lot but I couldn't because I was sick. BLEH. I'm much better now.

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

I finally know what I got on my chemistry final... a %50 exactly. I thought I had done so well, too! I had answers that were listed to like all of them! However, I've got an A in the class so it doesn't matter.

Eh, my engineering exam was pretty hard. I hope I did ok. Afterwards I stood around and talked to Derek, Tim, and some others. Tim was scary. He kept looking at me funny and stuff. Derek says he's defintely coming to visit me and we're going to the zoo. He even sang a song about it. It was fun. Now I'm cleaning and packing.

Yesterday I forgot to rejoice about how I found $20 on the floor of the hall! I just took my calc exam and I knew a good portion of it but who's to say I did it right? Some of it majorly raped me.

Yesterday I studied calc for 6 hours, 5 of them in Neal's room using his old tests and quizes and asking him questions. I only studied for engineering at most 2 hours, which is funny since that's the one I need to study for. If I don't take the calc final I still pass the class with a 72%. Neal was up even longer than I was, till 2:30 or something. I had studied all weekend for chemistry. I'm surprised at how much I've studied. I never studied for finals. We're leaving tonight at 10 PM.

Song of the day ~ Silent Night

Monday, December 16, 2002

I got really really mad at Neal today because I told him we had to eat no later than 11:45 because of my final at 12:30 and he wasn't talking to Evan so he didn't get down here till 11:50, which made me have 3 minutes till my exam after I ate and went to the bathroom. I even speed ate too. I yelled at him and wouldn't walk with him or anything because I was so mad. He knew he had to be down here so I had time but he didn't stop talking to Evan. Neal says that he does this a lot (which I know but it's never been in a situation where he NEEDED to be on time) and that's why his parents don't always trust him. I feel the same way sometimes.

My chem exam was really really easy! I was halfway done after half an hour. Most of the questions were calculations, which was exactly what I studied for. My notecard had the right things on it, too. There were about 4 or 5 questions I had to guess on because I had no idea (including one about current which we never talked about in class) but I feel pretty confident. Derek was shaking his fist at me as I left. He said he'd give me his phone number and I can call him over break and he'll come visit. He lives somewhere in lower Michigan. I think that's really cool that he'll visit.

I tried to post last night but it wouldn't work. Anyway, Melissa informed me that they are making a Pirates of the Carribean movie starring Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, and Johnny Depp! That's awesome! Neal and I had a continuation of the argument but I feel it is finally resolved because my main issue is gone because I figured out what Neal didn't know himself. Anyway, I hope that it is solved for the future. Erinn and I woke up at 8 to sell back our books because the sooner you sell them the more money you get. One of mine was 2.00. One of Erinn's was .50 so she didn't sell it. Anyway, I bought the cs book from her and she bought my solutions manual for calc. They didn't start selling till 8:30 so we had smoothies. Mmmmm. I got 5 hours of sleep last night (since now I can't sleep and I have time). I'm making a record here!

Song of the day ~ TV Queen by 19 Wheels

Sunday, December 15, 2002

I got 4 hours of sleep. Neal and I had an argument or something. I don't know what to call it. It was not one person's fault. I started it but he gave me reason to start it and continue. I was up till 4 worrying about it, and then of course I wake up around 8.

Song of the day ~ Fairy Tales by Alice Deejay

Saturday, December 14, 2002

I tried to purchase books online for next semester but everytime I click on the link the browser shuts down. Dang! And Kiel didn't have problems with his lab practical, and neither did Peter or Brad. >_< Kiel said others had the same problem as I did with graphing time.

Arg, my lab practical frustrates me. I had everything right but I couldn't get a linear regression right on the graph (it turns out I wasn't clicking on the right place inside the chart) and the independent variable (time) was being graphed and I couldn't figure out how to stop that so now my x-axis had dashes and said "row" for everyone one. However, my teacher actually remembered my name this time.

Song of the day ~ She Loves You by The Beatles

Friday, December 13, 2002

The annoying Rachel next door is blasting her music again. Most of the hall dislikes her and complains about how loud she always has her music. Last night we were trying to sleep but couldn't so Erinn went over and complained to her. Just today we heard her talking bad about Erinn because of last night. She's such a bitch.

WOO!!! My philosophy final is optional!!!! Instead of having 3 exams as 20% I'll have 2 exams at 30% and since I did well on the exams I'm not worried at all. I was going to ask about my essay because apparently my notes are wrong but now I'm not going to bother. w00t!

Song of the day ~ Violently by the Benjamin Gate

Thursday, December 12, 2002

Ok, so today Peter said to me, "I'm coming over at 6:20 and bringing a friend" because he wanted to meet somewhere but since I have star office I wanted to do it in my room. Kiel burst out laughing at me because Peter and his pothead friend are coming. Then after we reviewed for the final Peter said to me, "I'm studying for the final with you." Man, why must the potheads want me?

I had a dream that Neal was a prince and he had to marry some girl but he didn't want to. He wanted to marry someone else so he kept looking for that person. I thought it was me so I tried to find him but then it ended up being Lauren and I was very upset. To top it off, when I have dream that I dislike I can't see in my dream. I have blind spots or something. I hate this. It's like the dream was a nightmare or something.

Song of the day ~ The Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Hmmm... there's this preacher who hates gays, jews, Billy Joel, Harvard Law School, and some other weird things. He preaches against them... odd. Neal and I are going home on the bus and now I have no money left because I payed for it. I bought yarn and knitting needles though so I'm excited! Our first broomball game is the day we come back and I don't have my broom made or know how to play or anything... It's bad.

Peter called me about the spreadsheet thing and I told him I'd call him after I ate dinner but I didn't because Neal and I went to buy greyhound tickets home. We walked half an hour to get to the place, and then found it closed. It's only open between 9 and 10 pm (only an hour!) which is sucky. The lady I called said it was open till 10. So we walked back and found Marie and she's going to drive us there because Neal gets out of lab at 9 so we wouldn't have much time. Anyway, while I was gone Peter called but Erinn didn't know where I was so he probably thinks I'm ditching him. I tried calling him but he doesn't have an answering machine hooked up and no one was answering. I don't want to walk over to his pot room, either. I got mud on my jeans that I just washed today, too. That doesn't make me happy so I tried washing them in the sink but I failed and the mud is still there.

The lecture Neal and I went to last night was so boring! It was supposed to have lots of explosions and stuff but it wasn't that great. The 2 professors were pretending to be Dr. Evil and Austin Powers and they didn't do it very well. I didn't get it until my chem teacher came on stage dressed as Austin Powers. The acting was horrible and run from scripts. I was disappointed.

Song of the day ~ Love Shack by the B52s

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

I just went to the bathroom and there was a rubber chicken in front of the door... that's odd.

w00t! There was Christmas Dinner tonight in the cafeteria and while it had none of the foods I eat for Christmas it was still good. In engineering Peter looked at me and asked, "What are you doing tonight?" I was afraid he was going to ask me out (why the druggies????) but he just wants help for studying for the lab practical, which he signed up for at the same time as me. He won't ask anyone else but me and it's always me he calls. Neal found a ride back here but he can't find a ride home. I'm worried about that, since it's next week.

w00t! I'm feeling better! w00t is the new word to be used. I was brushing my teeth and the annoying Rachel was brushing hers right next to me while in a towel and it started falling so she opened it up and closed it and I did NOT want to see that. She's blasting her music again and singing. Why must I dislike both rooms to the sides of me? Yesterday Neal says to me, "I saw the cute guy--" and I interrupted him, laughing. He was referring to The Cute Guy From Work, the official name of Mark, someone Erinn works with. I thought it was funny to hear Neal referring to him that way. Neal has a website now, but it's for his homework.

Song of the day ~ Intermission by the Offspring

Monday, December 09, 2002

Philosophy got out half an hour early so I decided to go back to my room and sleep. I skipped calc and chem. I'm feeling mostly better but I'm all flushed. I think we had a quiz in calc today but he's taking our grades out of one less quiz so it doesn't matter. I'm getting a 97% in the class so I'm not worried at all. I'm just worried about how the nyquil is making me a little tingly/dizzy. I can't describe the feeling. I knew it did this when i took 2 but I'm surprised it did it when I took 1, and after it should be out of my system.

I went to bed last that with nausea so bad that I cried. I also cried partly because I've been miserable and lonely all day. Right now I can feel the effects of the nyquil I took. Even taking only one I still get the pounding chest and shaking limbs. I'm a little nauseous. I hope it doesn't get worse while I'm at my classes.

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Song of the day ~ Color Blind by Counting Crows
It helps me feel better. When I'm sick I either need absolute silence or calming music.

Sunday, December 08, 2002

I went up to Nick's room to get the broom he bought for me for broom ball and Tim was waiting for the elevator so I thought, "What the heck, I'll go on the elevator." Anyway, when I approached he actually called me by name, which is a shock because that's the first time he's done that. I didn't think he knew my name. I'm always surprised when people do that. I'm getting a migraine.

I just saw a commercial for chapstick for men. It has no shine. Erinn and I both cracked up. It reminds me of Mr. Leff.

You guys, I learned how to knit!!! Marie had taught Erinn and Erinn taught me. I messed up a lot at first but now I get it. I was borrowing Marie's needles and yarn so I had to take it apart after I did some. Now I want to buy some yarn and knitting needles!!!! It was fun!

After working on my engineering project for like 2 1/2 hours, I am finally almost not feeling sick! I feel sick when I stand and since I was sitting the whole time it was good. I'm still a little nauseous thinking of real food. Hard candy is ok, so that's my nourishment for now.

I tried to eat brunch today. I waited in line to get potatoes but they were gone when I got there. I ate 3 bites of a pastry thing. The smell of food makes me nauseous. The thought of food makes me nauseous. I wish I could skip my engineering meeting today but I really need to go. I have a hall meeting I really need to go to, also. I'm going to try to rest today as much as possible.

Happy Birthday Alli!! I can't believe you're 16! And tomorrow is my dad's birthday. I'm still sick. Nauseous, headaches, stuffy nose at times... it sucks. I wish I could skip my classes tomorrow. I can only skip chem, and that's at 11 so it does me no good. I don't get to sleep in or anything.

Song of the day ~ One of Us by Joan Osborne

Saturday, December 07, 2002

It turns out the stuff was from Erinn's hair spray stuff. I've been feeling nauseous again, and I had a migraine for awhile. Now I'm sick with hunger. :( It's not fun.

Ugh, I feel all nauseous and have a headache. I had a fight with Neal last night. There's some odd crap in my room. It looks like white paint was splattered everywhere- on the door, doorhandle, mirror, phone, food, tv, dresser, even INSIDE one of my drawers. Someone must have done it while the door was open yesterday morning and I had my drawer open. It sucks because it's all over my stuff.

Song of the day ~ One Fine Day by the Offspring

Friday, December 06, 2002

Marie, Erinn, Josh, and I got in the elevator just to go up 1 floor for kicks. Then a couple guys ran in and pressed 5. Us girls started giggling because we felt stupid only going up 1 floor. It was fun.

My new nickname is Meridian and I'm a pron star. I have a song:
"My name is Meridian and my door is closed. The heater's always on in my room, oh wait, that's a naked body."
~Courtesy of Derek

Thursday, December 05, 2002

Ok, so I went up to Neal's room to have pizza yesterday and I stopped to get ice cream first because it was being given out free in the cafeteria. Anyway the pizza was cold by the time I got it because Neal failed to inform me when it arrived. Right now there are some guys trying out a bike that was modified. The front wheel was taken off and skies put in place. It's interesting. I have a cool website to go to. It's fun. And this game is REALLY fun.

Song of the day ~ Everything in Its Right Place by Radiohead

I've updated a lot today. After ranting to Neal we went to dinner later than usual so Erinn, Josh, and Marie sat down with us and later we were joined by John and Julia. Anyway, it was fun. Neal was telling me about some "Boob Game" he played and we got on the discussion of them which made Josh uncomfortable because Erinn was ranting about how she didn't need to know about the game because she has boobs herself. Then we made fun of Erinn calling her cream puff a "kneecap" but I do think it looked like one. As Josh said when he made fun of me for saying so, "If I had to make a kneecap in pastry form, that's what it would look like." It was wearing a beret. I said so but from Erinn's angle and the angle of half the table it didn't look like it so they all thought I was crazy but then once Erinn turned it around and saw the beret it was crazy. Man, I had a lot of fun at dinner today.

Oh yeah, and Kiel and Audrey have decided that Peter likes me because he calls me all the time. He never calls anyone else in the group, but he like has my phone number memorized because he calls me a lot. Why must I attract the druggies?

Arg, I was checking my engineering grade (because I had that one bad exam that hurt me) and apparently I'm missing an assignment. I don't know how this is possible because I remember doing the assignment and I have NEVER missed an assignment in my life. NEVER. I spent 10 minutes looking for it because if I got it back I'd have it and if I didn't turn it in I'd have it, but I couldn't find it. Hamlin felt sorry for me and will give me points anyway, which is really nice of him. I can only guess that it got lost because I remember doing it. It's even highlighted, meaning I did it. Sahtwik must have lost it and that really sucks. That makes me really mad.

Guess who I just talked to online! CRAIG!!! I didn't think he was alive anymore! It was cool. The weirdest thing was that he has no reccolection of receiving a crossword puzzle from a lady who knows him. It's odd because the lady who delivered it said Craig was talking to her all about how I switched colleges and stuff yet Craig doesn't remember that and doesn't ahve the crossword. What's with that?

I'm back from chapter 2 of Hell: Part 14. I was right about it being a bad day. I spent an hour trying to make soap that's supposed to only take 20 minutes. That really sucked, because it dissolved instead of clumped and looked like cream of wheat. At least it's my last chem lab EVER, even though I have to go next week. Derek told me that he needs to make a new name for me. He's also going to come to chem tomorrow to save me from a high Dave who wants to take my virginity away. He also said I smelled good. I'm wearing pear. :) Derek is cool, and he tickled me today and that always scares me when people do that. Nobody tickles me better than Neal though. He knows all the spots.

Neal is sick. He was up till 4:30 working on his homework, which he had been working on since 9 the night before (the first time he had free time since 2). I even helped him with a lot of it, and he's still not done. Not, part of that is his fault because he didn't work on his webpage earlier, but he also got a lot of things due on the same day. He's planning on skipping the class the website is due in because he's not done and not feeling well. He's going to his next class though. I feel really bad and if I had some warm soup I'd give him some to make him feel better. He got only about 4 1/2 hours of sleep, just like me, but he seems worse off. :( Poor Neal.

Song of the day ~ I'll Be Here Awhile by 311

Wednesday, December 04, 2002

I forgot to mention how Dave was high today in chemistry on weed. He spent the whole period trying to convince me to take some. He said, "I am determined to take away your virginity in something." Fun. Of course I resisted. I have no desire to have him corrupt me, even though I already am in some ways. But he didn't do that. I also got an 18 out of 20 for the first time on a chemistry online quiz! I'm proud of myself because I've never been able to get higher than 16, no matter how hard I try.

Liz tricked me! She sent me an email with a fake link and I fell for it and tried clicking on it several times! Dang that Liz...

You know you've been around computers too much when technical terms enter your philosophy essays on ethics:
"Dr. Doe deleted Wilma's ability to make a choice about her treatment by not sharing all the facts."

Also, all day today there has been something sharp in my jeans that scratches me when I walk. I looked at it a bit ago and there's this big red spot where it hurts. I couldn't find the cause so I put a bandaid on it. Then the scratch moved so now it bothers another part of my leg! Erinn laughed at me as I yelled at the spot. We've decided I'm not allowed to move now. Not like I have, since I've been working on homework non-stop since 12:30. I only just now finished, at 6. I spent half an hour eating dinner between then. Doesn't that suck? I still have engineering to work on, but I'll save that for Friday since tomorrow is Hell: Part 14.

Did you know that "joshing" means "kidding" or "fooling?" I didn't. Neal has 2 tests today. He's at the 2nd one right now. I always get worried when he has exams because he never seems to do well, even though he studies for hours. He skipped a class today to study. He studied for 3 hours today. I'm worried about day 2 of finals because I have finals from 10-4:45 so I have no time to eat which REALLY sucks. I'm worried for Neal's finals, too. I'm really worried about the calc one since we can't use notes and there's stuff on it we never did but other teachers did. I don't know if Neal and I can find a ride home either, because the one girl he thought could give us one is leaving Tuesday and we need to leave Wednesday. Erinn's still sick, and apparently Marie needs to go to the doctor, too. I'm glad I haven't gotten too sick. It's been snowing non-stop. Woo!

I forgot to say that on Monday when I was heading off to my engineering meeting 2 log trucks going opposite directions passed each other and a huge boom was heard, like a gunshot only deeper. I don't know what could have caused it. Also, I had to sign up for a lab practical for engineering (really! It's on spreadsheets!) and on the way back I heard the bells and they were playing Moonlight Sonata. It was an interesting rendition.

Song of the day ~ Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven

Tuesday, December 03, 2002

So today I have been annoying and stupid. I was bothering Neal with some questions, and then I wanted to make sure we're going to graduate in 2006 so I asked him and he got really annoyed and wouldn't give me an answer because it was a stupid question in his opinion and therefore I'm stupid for double-checking on something. I was starting to write a resume and I didn't want any mistakes which was why I wanted to make sure I had the year right. Of course, Neal wouldn't even listen to WHY I was asking such a dumb question and that hurts even more.

It's been snowing all day really hard. It's like a blizzard with some really big, fat flakes. It's really awesome. I got a lot of sleep last night, to make up for me not sleeping at all Sunday night. I annoyed Neal today. I wish he would tell me so instead of keeping it inside and making me feel really bad.

Song of the day ~ Dream Formula by The Cynic Project

Monday, December 02, 2002

I don't want to take the plane home. Audrey took it back and her luggage was lost, her first flight delayed so that she was late to her one to Marquette and it was overbooked so she couldn't get on and all the flights for the next 5 days were also overbooked so she had to take a limo all the way from Saginaw to Houghton and that was what she was trying to avoid.

Chem was fun today. Dave and Derek both had gotten hair cuts, like me. We discussed bad haircuts, and then Dave presented us with a present he got from his girlfriend- a pen that lights up and changes color. Derek was amazed and played with it the whole time. I myself thought it was pretty cool and now I want to buy one if I can find it. We talked a lot about things today and it was cool. Derek had 3 turkeys for Thanksgiving, and there were only 5 people there! The turkeys were each cooked differently, which is why they had so many. I think that's crazy and Derek is now sick of turkey, as he has a right to be.

Song of the day ~ Mia by Chevelle

Sunday, December 01, 2002

I saw Die Another Day with Neal. I thought it was really good. Uh, I had a "family incident" but I'm not going to elaborate on that. For some reason Amica was really calm and back to normal the last couple of days. It's odd. The scratches from her are gone, but now I have bruises. Erinn got sick over Thanksgiving. It seems everyone got sick. I went to the lab today with Audrey to work on our engineering but all the rooms were locked! We were mad because it's due Tuesday and we have like no time to work on it! There's so much snow here! There's at least a foot! I jumped in it but landed on the curb and it wasn't so soft. I got wet but it was worth it. Time for a song of the day again!

Song of the day ~ Die Another Day by Madonna