Wednesday, January 26, 2005

I'M HERE

I don't have any real reason as to the lack of updates, though as I type that very sentence I am getting the sense that I keep saying the same thing. I'll try to be better about updating, I will.

Let's see... what's new...

Aaron spent Saturday helping to move his Grandma into his aunt's house, while I stayed home and tried to cram some of the more boring aspects of my poli-sci class into my brain. I had a test Tuesday, and let's just say... you know that feeling you get when you absolutely know the answer? I only got that feeling twice during the span of that 40 question test. Awesome. Even awesomer is that tests are 60% of my grade.

We went back up to his Aunt's house on Sunday to pick up the treadmill that his grandma gave us... what a surprise that was! Because of that, I can now cancel my gym membership guilt free... as it was, I haven't been since um... November? December? Anyway, that's 40 bucks a month nizzles! We also stopped up in Granite Falls and visited my aunt and my grandpa, and that was good. My grandpa's been pretty sick, but he looked great on Sunday, so I'm hoping that this run of feeling better lasts him a good long while.

We also saw the aviator on Saturday night... pretty good movie, well done. I am not a big Leonardo DiCaprio fan, but he was good, as was Cate Blanchett.

I met with an admissions counselor at CWU last night and fuck a duck... the community college system is FUCKED. I have met with an advisor to discuss transferring to a 4 year college etc, making sure I have everything I need... and the fuckers neglected to tell me that each 'program' has specific requirements that you take before entering. For CWU this means I have 5 fucking more classes I need. On top of the 2 I need to complete my Direct Transfer Agreement. Say it with me now "ffffuuuuuuuucccccckkkkkkk." The kicker? Because none of their math pre-req's directly correspond to those at bcc, I just have to take an addt'l 100 level class (fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkk) AND they only enroll in the fall. There is no way I'm going to finish all of these credits in spring and summer... call me crazy, but I don't think I want to have a baby and take 20 credits all at once... double ffffuuuuuuuuuucccccckkkkk. So I guess I won't enter the teaching program until fall of 2006 which will put me graduating at the age of 31...? Is that right? *sigh* words just don't capture the feeling I have from this news. But everything happens for a reason right?

In other news, nothing else has been going on. That girl I hate in poli-sci is named Simone, so I'm at least glad that one's not on my list of favorite names. GAH.

I came across a cd I made a few years ago... it was a birthday gift for Tatum, and I liked it so much, I made one for myself. It was a cd of a bunch of songs that somehow corresponded to our friendship... (Tatum, if I have any of these wrong, email me and correct me!)

track 1: All cried out by Allure... ah, one hit wondergroup Allure... we loved this song. I remember cruising in her mom's tempo singing this song at the top of our lungs.

track 2: Hey Paula by Paul and Paula... Tatum used to drive me CRAZY with this fucking song, and eventually it grew on me, and now, sadly, I love it.

track 3: Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves by Cher... oh the love for this song. Top tier of trashy songs, and yet so fun to sing along to. Tatum used to crack up as I would belt it out (in the tempo... as I was a non-driver for a LOOOONG TIME.) Luckily, no karaoke place we've been to has ever had this song on file.

track 4: Girl I'm Gonna Miss You by Milli Vanilli... Tatum is the only person I've ever met who loved Milli Vanilli as much as me. This song was my favorite love song for a long time, and she would always reminisce dancing to it with a boy named Bobby... (is that right?) in high school. My favorite part? "Like a honeybee, you took the best of me, but now I can't erase this memory, like a fairy tale, you were so unreal, you left a scar that's so hard to heal, when you've had a taste a paradise, back on earth can feel as cold as ice... I'm gonna miss you."

track 5: Wanna Be a Baller by Fat Troy (I think)... this one is a newer addition to the songs that remind me of our friendship, mostly we just loved to make fun of it and pretend we were gansta's while rollin' in the tempo.

track 6: Buddy Holly by Weezer... at my 22nd birthday party (Karaoke at Azteca) I somehow talked Tatum into getting up and singing with me. (I should note that I was plowed and she was not, so she was thinking rationally and I was like "OOH! BUDDY HOLLY! We HAVE to sing that!) We did great, (I have it on video) and even during the rap at the end which we had forgotten about until it came up on the screen, we held it together.

track 7: What's Up by 4 Non Blondes... seriously, who DOESN'T love this song? Sadly, I remember singing "25 years and my life is still..." and not being able to imagine being that old. Dude, I'm about to be 28. And if I tell you how old Tatum is about to be, she'll cut me, so I'll keep that nugget to myself. We used to sing this on the way to parties a lot. (in the tempo... heh, see a theme here?)

track 8: Red Red Wine by UB40... oh Lord. EVERYTIME I hear this song, I am transported back to Scott Askay's 16th birthday party and the dj on his uncle's deck didn't have SHIT for records to play, but played this for Tatum a few times. Highlights of that night include watching Tatum huck a classmate's boot off the deck, into the empty pool below because he was bothering her, jumping on the trampoline for HOURS, and riding in the back of Scott's dad's truck back to his house... I was a nerd.

track 9: Do Ya Think I'm Sexy by Ntrance... reminds me of a very specific car ride (in the tempo, heh) with Lori and Holly and Matt stuffed in the back while I sat in the front and taped everyone singing to it. We were on the way to Holly's for a graduation party for Lori and Matt... that was a great party.

track 10: Some Guys Have All The Luck by Rod Stewart... Matt and I used to argue over whose 'theme song' this really was. I think it was mine because I was the one who was single and DATELESS for 8 motherfucking years! Tatum used to crack up when I said this was my theme song, and would tell me to turn it off.

track 11: If You Like Pina Colada by Da Real One... this is the ghetto virgin of the classic song. "If you like Pina Coladas ... Alize or Champagne..." see? For whatever reason we were obsessed with this song for a short while and used to scream like a couple of dumb girls when it came on. Though it is rather catchy.

track 12: Goodbye To Love by The Carpenters... This was my original theme song.. uber depressing as it was, I used to play it and when Tatum would tell me to stop it and turn it off, I would sing over her objections and resign myself mentally to spending my life alone. Or with Cats. heh... I had a lot of hope back then, eh?

track 13: Make It Real by The Jets... I remember this song was one of our favorites around the time we were taking ballroom dance lessons. We would listen to it before and after each lesson and dream about Mr. Right.

track 14: Opus 17 by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons... One of the coolest things about our friendship is that throughout it, I have been exposed to music I might not've otherwise. I was a sophomore in high school and Tatum was a senior when we met. She spent the night at my house one weekend and discovered my parents extensive oldies collection, and played this ... it became an instant favorite. To this day it is one of my favorite songs of all time.

track 15: Someday We'll Be Together by Diana Ross... we had this thing a few years ago, where we had alter egos... I won't divulge hers because I don't think she'd be pleased, but mine was Diana...after Diana Ross. I loved this song, and her, and her greatest hits collection... another pathetic confession from yours truly... just call me Diana. :-)

track 16: Dream a Little Dream of Me by The Mamas and The Papas... this one is a wierd one. I used to tell Tatum we should enter a talent competition and be dressed up as flappers... or old time uh brothel workers... and then have an old guy playing the piano... white shirt, armband and bifocals etc. I could just picture this being a saloon sort of act. She always just nodded and sang along, probably thinking I was a kook :-)

track 17: We've Got Tonite by Bob Seger... this song just cracked us up for some reason and we would listen to it and sing along to it, and fucking laugh every time.

track 18: Get Out by Beth Hart... I don't know if that's the right title or not, but this was a song we both liked and related to, and would belt out together ... but not in the tempo :-)

How about some random asa cuteness? These were all taken in succession as he went from being cute to OH MY GOD I NEED TO PINCH THOSE LITTLE CHEEKIES cute.












Asa reassures me that my pen stash is safe with him.



He seriously makes staying on task difficult.

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