Tuesday, August 29, 2006

World Cup!

The women's rugby world cup kicks off this week with the US playing England (actually, I don't know if this is the first game, but its the first one that matters, right?)
I haven't been online much as of late, so I was excited to see all the updates to the Women Eagles page (which is, of course, more current than USA Rugby's page, which hasn't gotten around to posting the roster for the first game yet). I was also pleased to see daily training updates by the scrumhalves on their personal blogs (Lee and Claudia)-- bringing us all a part of the action! Just reading these things makes me excited -- I canNOT imagine what it must me like to be a part of it!! I'm so excited to see the US v England game via webstream...now to decide to cheat and check the score/recaps/etc on Friday or wait and watch it Friday evening! (I have to admit, I'm pretty jealous of all those -- including some current and former teammates -- who are making the trip to Canada to see things live!)

Friday, August 18, 2006

time flies

Its already Friday. And not in the TGIF sense (I've been off all week) but in the "where did the week go?" sense....this is the only day this week I've really bummed around too. Well, if your defination of bumming around all day includes a tetnus shot and nearly passing out in the doctor's parking lot (fabulous).

So I've spent some time this afternoon uploading teammates' Saranac photos to my Yahoo site for one-stop ordering, and started thinking about the gift I got at my going-away roast (see below).

I've posted this photo not for your amusement, so quit laughing : ) , but to illustrate my thought/advice of the afternoon: always be proud of what you do, and who you are because your past will always be with you.

Even after 7+ years and living in 3 other states : )
Also, now you may laugh, because I just looked at the photo again, and the pirate bandanas + the lei from the guys who invaded our dinner + the sunburn + yearbook marching band photo ala (strange shade of brown) teeshirt = one hot chick. mmmhmm.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

the muffin

I've developed a dangerous affinity for muffins. I've always liked them. When I was in HS I regularly made batches of blueberry muffins (ala Betty Crocker) for breakfast. But its gotten worse. At my last job, the one thing the cafe did right was muffins -- specifically cranberry walnut. They were amazing. And huge. And I hold them responsible for keeping at least some of the post-college-misery pounds on my extremities. I'm two days out of that job, and will no longer be headed to the cafe for a monster muffin at 9 am 3 days a week. I thought about this this morning when I got up, and proceeded to go to the Stop and Shop and buy myself a (n equally fabulous and huge) banana nut muffin for breakfast. This could be a problem.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

2.5 days left

at work. if I stay all day Friday. Needless to say, I'm not doing much. Certainly not a full day's work. So I'm filling out stupid myspace polls (here) instead.

Fill this out about your SENIOR year of high school! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be.

1. Who was your best friend?

2.What sports did u play?
haha. marching band doesn't REALLY count...

3. What kind of car did you drive?
a red '91 VW Fox

4. It's Friday night, where were you at?:
football game, or in my room with my friends playing Gestures or similar

5. Were you a party animal?:
see above.

6. Were you considered a flirt?:

7. Ever skip school?:
i took a couple of "sick days" senior year, does that count?

8. Were you a nerd?
pretty much. not like a creepy Star Wars type, but definately a nerd. maybe dork is more appropiate.

10. Did you get suspended/expelled?

11. Can you sing the fight song:
I'm sure I could with the band's accompaniment

12. Who was your favorite teacher
Mr. Saint

13. Favorite class?:

14. What was your school's full name?
Clifton High School

15. School mascot?:

16. Did you go to Prom?

17. If you could go back and do it over, would you?
not if I had to relive it as it was. It wasn't too bad in the scheme of high school sucking but still.

18. What do you remember most about graduation?:
that I was deathly ill at Project Graduation and spent half the night hiding in the bathroom.

19. Favorite memory of your Senior Year?

20. Were you ever posted up on the senior wall?
what's a senior wall?

21. Did you have a job your senior year?
yea, i worked at Soups and Scoops.

22. Where did you go most often for lunch?
the band room. we weren't allowed to leave and the cafe was grossssss.

23. Have you gained weight since then?

24. What did you do after graduation?
see 18.

25. When did you graduate?

26. Where are most of your classmates?
mostly in the NJ/NYC area, I think. Seeing as my two trips to Clifton bars in the last 7 years has involved me running into numerous classmates, I think this is a reasonable assumption (I only remember about half of the ones I've run into who the people I was with insist we went to school with, which is a little disturbing)

27. Are you going to your ten year reunion?
is it free?

28. Who was your home room teacher?
whomever my second period teacher was that year. I think it was Mr. Saint.

29. Who will repost this after you?
Someone really bored at work (Katy, you are right!!)

and onto more fun before I do a little work....

Repost this survey with memories of your college days. If your college isn't listed on the survey, change it so it is. Pass it along to see what you remember, and to see what other people remember.

When you attended college, where did you live?
Year 1: Kruger 306
Year 2: FHK - Fowler 419
Year 3: FHK - Fowler 419
Year 4: FHK - Keathley 1xx (120?)
Year 4.5: Treehouse Apts #711

Who was/were your roommate(s)?
Year 1 - Sara(h?) Farris
Year 2 - Courtney Cox
Year 3 - Courtney, then Brandy then Katy Gann
Year 4 & 4.5 - Me!

Do you still talk to them?
I talk to myself frequently

Ever get in trouble in the dorms?
I was an RA, so no : )

Something you remember when you lived on campus?
the train. 100 yards from my door.

Your campus phone number or other number?
My first number (the extension) was 63something, and my number in FHK was 3something

First party attended?
It was an "ice cream social"

Favorite Pizza Place?
pizza in Texas sucks

Favorite place to go out to eat?
Los Cucos, but I know I spelled that wrong

Did you go to the library?
not much

What was your Favorite Floor you'd always be on?
we had an ugly library

Where did you buy your books?
the MSC or Loupots

Play any sports?

Ever attend a sporting event?
I went to a lot of football games

Ever attend a concert or comedic performance?
Dixie Chicks, Matchbox 20...I was poor in college, I don't think I went to any others...

Favorite professor(s)?
not offhand. A&M isn't stellar at focusing on education. the guy (dr. lepori i think) who had us build catapults was pretty cool.

Have you ever spent the night on campus not in a residence?
like on a bench? no

Favorite night to go out on, and where did you go?
thurs night at Duds was fun, on the occassion I got to drop by

Where did you get coffee?

Favorite Year of Halloween?
I vaguely remember getting leopard pjs one Halloween. but Halloween was never a big deal.

Go see a play or been in one?
I saw one at the little theater in the MSC once. But I can't remember who I knew in it. Or what it was.

Ever have a job?
yea, except for freshman year

What do you hate about your college?
how anyone who's not an ultra conservative wasp is looked upon

What did you love most about it?
the "school spirit"

Where would you believe is the best location to live?
in College Station? there's not really anyplace BAD there...

Graduated or still attending?

Year of graduation?

Will you go back?
I visited for our first alumni game last fall...I'd go again...