Steph's Suitcase

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

Friday, January 31, 2003

I did it again today! I slept so well that I didn't move!!!!

Song of the day ~ Leaving Town by Dexter Freebish

Thursday, January 30, 2003

Sending something through misaddressed mail WORKS!!!! Neal got his letter!

Woo! My lab didn't take long, though the TA said if you work with someone you're supposed to each send in a copy but the cs webpage says the opposite. I was walking in the snow today and it felt like I was walking in sandtart dough with lots of flour mixed in. Yes, I'm a big dork. Dinner was fun because Justin was ripping on the cs majors and 3 of them were sitting at the corner of the table and all got defensive at the same time. It was great fun.

"the things that I would want in a Springfest are not family-oriented." ~Danny Fish, Melissa's brother

Tim was being a jerk today. In physics the TA didn't have my quiz for some reason. First he was asking where I was but Tim wouldn't shut up and I couldn't hear the TA. Then he said that he had 41 students present on Monday and got 41 quizes but he didn't get mine. What the heck? I told him I turned it in. He said to see him after class. When the quizes got passed back I couldn't find mine which got me worried. Then Tim says, "Where's your quiz?" I look back at him and he has it! The jerk! I grabbed it from him and wasn't happy because I was all stressing out about it and not getting a grade.

I woke up today with several Dashboard Confessional songs in my head at the same time. The weird thing is that Erinn ALSO had Dashboard Confessional songs. My quiz in linear algebra was easy today, which made me happy because then I got out early. Why is it that I make friends with guys faster than girls? I know SO many guys here and while it could be because the guy:girl ratio is 3:1, when I was little and in elementary school all my really good friends that understood me best were guys. I didn't connect with the girls. I was thinking about this while I was talking to Alex, someone I met yesterday. I also was talking briefly with Thelma. I really need to get to know more girls so I have someone to room with next year, since Erinn is rooming with Marie. I slept through Erinn's alarm today. It went off 3 times but I only heard it once. I find that amazing, because this is the second time I've done that this week and normally I wake up really easily. I must be really tired or acquiring Neal's habits. I slept so well last night that I didn't even move around. My covers were in the same place they were went I went to bed. That's a really hard thing to do with me! Now I saw something nasty today. I was walking down 2nd floor and as always, I look into the rooms. One room had a computer with a picture of 2 naked girls on top of each other on his desktop background! I did NOT want to see that! It's like the other room that has a giant poster of 2 half-naked girls kissing.

I didn't write this, but at like 2 AM yesterday I woke up and I heard Erinn talking like she was on the phone. I listened then fell back asleep. Later I told her this. The weird thing is that she was talking about something I dreamt about, and later I got to thinking that maybe I dreamt her talking in her sleep because she had been up at 2. That's when she fell asleep, and she wasn't on the phone or anything. The odd thing was that it felt so real and I was convinced for most of the day yesterday that she was talking in her sleep. I still don't know what really occured. Yesterday I also sent Neal a letter through misaddressed mail. I wasn't sure if I should purposely misaddress it or not, but I ended up not. I also saved a stamp, if it works.

Song of the day ~ A Plain Morning by Dashboard Confessional

Wednesday, January 29, 2003


Song of the day ~ Chinese Freestyle Rap by CKY

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Ok, so I was looking online to try to find something to get Neal for Valentine's Day and I saw a men's tank top with this description:
"The sturdy 100% organic cotton jersey Men’s Tank Top provides freedom of movement without bagging or lack of coverage."
I also saw picture of a guy wearing a tong. Ewwwww, a men's thong.

Monday, January 27, 2003

Song of the day ~ You Spin Me Right Round by Dead or Alive

Ok, I was looking in the back of my linear algebra book to check one of my answers and it says this: "If you consult your Study Guide before you make a good effort to answer the questions, you will destroy most of the value of these true-false questions." It doesn't even give me the answer!

I tripped and fell down the stairs today and now I have a cut. I felt very stupid. It's -7 degrees out... so cold.

Sunday, January 26, 2003

I actually watched the Superbowl today, for the first time in my life! I was rooting for the Buccaneers because they're like pirates. I predicted they'd win 35-21. They actually won 47-21, but they were at 34-21 till the last 2 minutes of the whole game so I was really close.

Saturday, January 25, 2003

Arg, Neal's game ended up being cancelled because it was taking them too long to clean the rink! That really sucks. Also, Neal's away message IMed me...
Auto response from neot45 (8:46:38 AM): I am off playing broomball right now.
Auto response from Monk of St Spy (8:46:38 AM): I'm watching Neal's broomball game. Woo Neal!
These occured at the same time, so it's not like I IMed him and then quickly put an away message up. No one is that quick. I had closed my windows too and was about to leave when it occured, and it's the coolest thing that's ever happened to me. Just think... away messages live! ^_^

Ever since Thursday night my hall has smelled like wine. I swear, I'm going to start liking wine now because of it! I have no idea where it's from. I've been up since like 6 am today and since I was up I decided to go to Neal's broomball game and I'm looking outside to see if his team is out there and then neal comes online and I ask him and he says it was moved to 8:55. Grrrr, I've been ready real early for nothing.

Friday, January 24, 2003

Derek says:
ok i have come up with a list of things i dont understand why people do. Even i do these things sometimes.
1. Ok well to begin i must start with clapping after watching a movie. I mean its not like the actors can hear you nor can they thank you for slapping your hands together forming a small stinging sensation in your fingers that causes constant itching so why do it.
2.This one even i do- Elevator silence, yep i will be having a stupid conversation with jeff and as soon as someone else enters the elevator i get all quiet and dont speak, i even find myself spacing myself equal distances from any other people in the vertically moving machine. I never noticed till Jeff pointed it out. #3 and 4 to come later

Thursday, January 23, 2003

I heard birds today! Not geese, but twitter-twitter birds! That's the first time I recall ever hearing birds since forever ago. Also, this happened several days ago, but it was so bright outside and I entered the dorm and was immediately blinded by the dark and ran right into a guy because I couldn't see him. I felt really stupid.

Derek Story 2
Ok, so it starts off with me, Derek, Pach and a flaming cow. Don't ask about the cow, we were drunk. So anyways me and Pach were in a large cornfield and all of a sudden Aborigine natives from the outback appeared. They cast a spell on me and Pach. We became slaves and were told to take over the government as our Secret Plan, Operation Flying Squirrel, took effect. Suddenly the flaming cow appeared out of nowhere and destroyed the evil spell. So me and Pach decided to hurl down the evil tribe of badness and destroy them. Led by the flaming cow we travelled to the outback and along with the Chicago Bears and New York Jets we found one tribe and showed them the correct was to do things with nonviolence. Well we told them after we kicked their ass. But suddenly...

So there me and Pach were along with the Chicago Bears and NY Jets. Arose before us rose the largest, meanest, ugliest guy we have ever seen. The Chief ran we assumed and as we said that the Chicago Bears and Jets imploded upon themselves. Me and Pach looked at each other and said "woah" then we scattered using evasive maneuvers kinda like Star Trek. Suddenly Pach trips and breaks his leg. That was not good but luckily the Michigan militia jump out from behind a bush and started shooting... and then they imploded. BULLETS DIDN'T AFFECT HIM. We thought we were done for when our savior came. Fu Ping [chem lab TA] appeared in a puff of smoke. The Chief was stunned as Fu Ping started an oxidation reaction and along with my heat vision made 8 molar sulfuric acid which we threw into the chieftan's eyes. Blinded he stumbled around and Fu Ping transformed into Steven Segal and broke his neck. Once it was over Fi Ping titrated Pach's leg and healed it. Fu Ping disappeared as fast as he had came and then I said "There goes my hero."

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

I broke Erinn's lights. 4 of them were burnt out so I was taping them in case they were lose and the one I was tapping lit up, as did one of the other burned out ones, and then the whole strand short-circuted and so now we have a lot of extra bulbs. It came with an extra fuse but the thing it's in won't open, so it's useless. Erinn tried taking them down and I told her she was going to break them and indeed she did. It was a fun time. I think they short-circuted because I am full of static electricity. I conduct too well. Neal won't let me touch him anymore because I always shock him. He especially hates it when I try to kiss him, so he makes me touch metal first to ground myself before I go near him, but it doesn't always work.

Song of the day ~ We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel

It's funny how things work out. I skipped physics and during the time I'd normally be in that class my doctor called me back! It's lucky that I skipped class then! PLUS Bee is finally paying Neal back so now only Shorty owes him money. It's great!

Last night I tried a Snapple Elements called "Shredded Lemon." I make it a point to try every flavor. I was hoping it'd taste like lemonade but it was really more like a lemon starburst but more lemony. It's quite interesting. Tim hasn't been in any of my classes today, and yesterday like normal. It's quite odd. Now it's time for a story by Derek.

One day there was a hamster named Sparky. Sparky decided to go to the store. At the store everything looked so good he wanted to buy everything but being a hamster he had no positive cash flow. So he whored himself until he got enough money to buy an apple. Coincidentally he died from jumping off a cliff.

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Woo! Neal and I have been going out for 6 months now! Time has gone by so fast.

"Dana officially christened me a baby mole today since I hate sunlight, the cold, being awake, and because I dig such large elaborate tunnels in which to have my pups." ~Kim's away message

Song of the day ~ Waterfalls by TLC
For some reason this has been in my head all day since last night. It made it hard to sleep.

Monday, January 20, 2003

"I thought I had to go to the bathroom but my bladder is frozen." ~Marie

"So I'm sitting at the table reading about human evolution, particularly species of Australopithecus and early Homo, both of which had prominent brow ridges, and I get tired, so I rest my head in my hands, incidentally feeling the dent in my forehead and the protruding brow beneath it, and I think to myself.......WHY DID EVOLUTION SKIP OVER ME?????" ~from Melissa's profile

I apparently look like Aaron Voss when I'm upside-down, if you pretend I have brown hair. There's a guy snowblowing the broomball court, which is awesome. Woo! No afternoon classes!

When my clothes were done with the washers there were no open dryers so I took some guy's clothes out (it's brutal in the laundry room, we all do this) and then as I was putting mine in the guy whose clothes they were came in so I could have waited a teeny bit more but I felt highly embarassed because he was probably thinking "A girl touched my clothes and underwear!" or something like that. Then I was remembering what Neal said about guys and I got highly self-conscious about my butt as I kept bending over to get my clothes and put them in the dryer. I kept glancing at the guy behind me and he was looking at me, so I bet he was watching... ewww... I don't need guys staring at my butt!

Plows woke me up at 3 AM today. It sucks. Then coming back from my shower later I swear I heard cats mewing... World Cultures was fun again, but I did a boo boo. Audrey dropped linear algebra so I was talking to her about it and saying that she was leaving me all alone with Tim who never shuts up. Kiel asked who he was and so we were talking about how annoying he was and I turn around right after I said something and Tim is right next to me! Why must this happen to me? He wasn't by me before, I checked! No one said anything either. I'm hoping he didn't hear me. I keep getting allergic reactions today for some really odd reason.

Song of the day ~ Shimmer by Fuel (courtesy of Derek)

Sunday, January 19, 2003

Guess what! I've had 4 days of good moods! Not like an ok mood, but HAPPY moods! I don't remember the last time this happened to me, especially more than 1 day in a row! It might be because I accomplished a lot today. I wrote my resume and posted it, figured out my physics after 2 hours of twisted thinking, and now am relieved to find out that my cs lab TAs thought it was Wednesday when it was Thursday so everyone but me put the wrong section number. However, the cs computers still think I'm a cs major, but maybe it's because I'm a computer engineering major. Who knows. At any rate, things are good.

The only bad thing is that Yamil is a jerk who called me an "UGGLY hoe." Way to spell, Yamil. He was the one who called me a hamster. He was mad at Neal because Neal's parents don't let him do anything, and Yamil thinks it's Neal's fault and so now they aren't friends. Fine with me because of all the bad things I heard, and all the insults Yamil had towards me. He never even met me. I think I might cuss him out next time he's online because he was such a jerk and Neal didn't even try very hard to defend himself.

I haven't had a song of the day in forever... a song hasn't stuck in my head, so I don't have one. I hope one will come soon.

Saturday, January 18, 2003

So I was eating brunch and all and had some salt on my tray for my hard boiled egg. Anyway, so when I went I return the tray I realized I had taken the salt with so I stuffed it by the dirty utensils and ran away.

Friday, January 17, 2003

"His eyes will glow red with evilness and the fists glow black with evilness and the crotch glow green with nothingness." ~Derek

Thursday, January 16, 2003

Neal had his muscle pushed in! Ewww... it has an indent, but luckily it's going away. He also has these weird dry circles of skin, which I had for awhile and we have no idea what they are. My doctor hasn't called me back yet about my heart. You know, it's funny that Thursday is my hell day again. It's not as bad, but they are all classes I hate. I realized that my linear algebra teacher reminds me of a Who from Dr. Suess.

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

So I watched Neal's broomball game today and I had so much fun. It was quite enjoyable yelling and getting all into it. I enjoy watching things like hockey, floor hockey, broomball and all other alike sports, but only in person. It's great.

Steph left her key in the room again. At least it's the first time this semester. I got to wander around looking for a R.A.. Anyway, linear algebra sucks but I think I'm understanding it. We have a quiz tomorrow already! World Cultures was fun. We divided into groups and each group is a country. Derek, Erinn, and Tim are in my group (wish Tim wasn't) and we're Costa Rica.

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

So my physics class: The teacher walks in, and the whole period starts solving problems. This is the first time we've seen him. Apparently we were assigned these problems, but no one knew that. No one told us we had been assigned problems. I thought I was in the wrong class or something.

Monday, January 13, 2003

I just spilled on myself. On my new shirt. This day isn't going to go well, I think.

You wanna know what sucks? Stretch marks. What else? Waking up at 6:30 when your alarm goes off at 7:45, yet not being able to sleep at all so you have to sit and be bored for forever, then getting a cold shower because all the hot ones are taken, and then having your teeth hurt because over break you forgot your retainer and now after wearing it for a night your teeth are crying in pain.

I have my first broomball game tonight, at 5:55. Good time, the wishing time. The only thing is, I've never played. When we were learning the rules we were being told about people going to the hospital and stuff like that. I'm really scared. I'm going to suck, too, real bad. I'm afraid that my toes might freeze like the one did before and then I won't be able to walk.

Today I have classes from 9-5, with an hour for lunch and half an hour between my last 2 classes. It sucks, but next Monday there's no afternoon classes which rocks for me.

Song of the day ~ 1000 Miles by Vanessa Carlton

Sunday, January 12, 2003

La la la, I got to see Signs on DVD last night. VERY cool. The deleted scenes weren't that great except for one, the longest, which was awesome. I got scared again, since I expected everything. Erinn's back! YAY, way exciting! It's fun having someone to talk to.

Friday, January 10, 2003

The doctors haven't called back about my mom's x-rays, so I think that's a good sign. I'm going back to college tomorrow... I'm excited and not at the same time.

Thursday, January 09, 2003

My mom thinks she might have lung cancer. Her bronchitis/pnemonia isn't going away. I think her cough is, but her chest hurts, especially when she breathes. Her grandfather or someone was told he had pnemonia but he really had lung cancer and he died of it. She's getting an x-ray done today.

Ah, the sweet sounds of The Two Towers soundtrack. Ahhhh. Anyway, I finally updated my poetry site again. It doesn't get updated too frequently in the winter, since I write more when it's humid. It hasn't died though, don't worry! I couldn't fall asleep last night until after 2:30, and I tried to go to bed at 11. That really really sucked. Part of it was because I was thinking about my poem, and the other was just restlessness. Then of course I woke up way early today, just like yesterday, around 6:30. This time however there wasn't anyone talking, I woke up on my own. I hate insomnia.

Wednesday, January 08, 2003

Let's do the tango.

Neal is getting the Signs DVD!! YEAH!!! I'm so excited!

Tuesday, January 07, 2003

I woke up today at 5:30... and couldn't sleep. Definitely not fun. Neal came over yesterday and we hung out and watched a movie. We wanted Chinese but Ye's is closed on Mondays and the only other menu for Chinese we had was for a place that opened at 4:30. We were frustrated. When my mom came home I complained to her about out lack of Chinese menus. She told me she had one in her car, like that would have helped us. She had the car.

My mood necklace broke yesterday and now I feel naked without it. It broke in 3 places, and now I need a new chain for it or something.

If anyone has had bad/sad dreams and want to tell me about them, you can join the Nightmare Dreams blog and post yourself. In fact, you can even join this one and become one of the "team" and then instead of this being just about my life, it could be about everyone's and that would be pretty neat. Just let me know.

Monday, January 06, 2003

I found my cool pen! I forgot I had put it in my backpack on new years. Uh... yeah. I got lots of sleep, like 9 hours or something. The night before I got 11 hours.

Sunday, January 05, 2003

Hmmm... my cool pen is missing and I don't know where it is. Someone must have borrowed it and not given it back, but I don't know who. This makes me most sad. Wait... I might know where I put it...

Bowling was fun because I was actually semi-good! I got 109 the first game and 87 the second, as compared to my 48 the last time I played. I got 1 strike each game and several spares! I beat Neal, too, which never happens. They made me bowl the correct way a few times because I walk up there and stop. I did the same as I normally do, so it's pointless. When Dustin and I bowl at the same time, he sucks my luck. Afterwards we got ice cream from Kaleidoscoops which is the best in the world! I got my Superman and Cotton Candy. Mmmmm. Today Pastor was there in church so we had a replacement (Pastor's appendix ruptured) and they couldn't get the bulletins to print so we got to use the book for once! I was excited about that because I love using the hymnals. Then we went out to eat at Applebees and I suffed my face. I have some fun quotes from Friday:

We were talking about robust and how there was robust wine and what that meant. I said, "It means it's well-endowed with flavor."

Then we were playing Yahtzee and Melissa said, "I need a good upper half." I said, "You already do!" It took everyone awhile to realize what I meant then Lauren laughed and said, "That's funny on 2 levels!" Melissa could be described as robust herself, but not in the wine sense.

Saturday, January 04, 2003

W00t! My new blog is up! AND Lauren said w00t yesterday which was awesome. It's spreading! I had a lot of fun at Lauren's playing cards and other games. Big fun, then we talked for like 2 hours and I left and got home at 2:15 AM. Crazy times. We're going bowling today! My parents want me to help take down the Christmas tree and everything. I hate doing that.

Friday, January 03, 2003

MIGRAINE!!!!!!! Ugh... since 11 PM yesterday... and one earlier that day at 2:30... why must I be plagued? It's not from my eyes going bad though, it can't be. Kim says that birth control pills can do that, but I looked at the side effects for mine and it only says that about people with contacts. I don't have contacts, so I don't think it's that. I just am stressed.

Thursday, January 02, 2003

My new blog can't get published for some odd reason. Dang.

I apologize for my post about better friends. What I should have said was that I often take personally what Kim and Sarah say when they make comments and such so it makes me self-conscious and insecure and yeah.. bad.

Liz came over today and we had a lot of fun playing Nascar racing. She kept flipping over and I kept having to get repairs. It was a lot of fun crashing. After we ate, we played ImaginIff but I was distracted halfway during the 2nd game because Neal called and I was talking to him. Then we played several games of Mhing until they had to go.

I want a tanzanite necklace.

Wednesday, January 01, 2003

New Years was ok... fun at times, not fun at other times. I think I need to get better friends, but I am horrible at social skills.