Saturday, September 29, 2007

A study of fashion

I notice in my sociology class that every time my teacher comes in I am so thoroughly impressed with her appearance. In my estimation, she is in her 40's. She is quite slender. Her hair is cut short. It never looks "done", but it always looks good. From what I can see, I don't think she wears any make- up. She has about three different pairs of glasses that I have seen so far. Nothing spectacular in any of these things.


Every. Single. Thing. She wears is Gorgeous. Now, I say gorgeous meaning I really like it and she looks really put together. Not gorgeous like I'm ready to go to prom. She looks like the woman you see in Whole Foods and you really like her outfit. It doesn't look forced in anyway. It doesn't look like it took a lot of time. It just came natural. Maybe she used to be a hippie. Now she has plenty of money. And then, naturally, you think That bitch. Well, she looks like that everyday. And she has great jewelry. I think that may be the key to a natural look. Great jewelry.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Calling all Bloggers...

I am doing a project in my Death and Dying class about death in the media. If you happen to come across any death in music, movies, etc. Send it my way. Right now I'm just collecting. So any genre or topic will help.

Hey. I appreciate you. Don't you forget it.

Friday, September 21, 2007


I just found a clip of Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne singing together! Live! And I wasn't there! Isn't that a pisser! And to be singing an oldies cover! My life just ended!

You should watch it though!

Oh, dear, sweet weekend! How I love thee!

Friday through Monday are pretty smooth sailing. By Tuesday I'm tired again.

The adviser from the English department sent me an email this week about the Honors program. Seeing as I'm brilliant and my "outstanding academic" something or another I'm eligible for the honors program. I didn't believe it at first. I literally thought, "Oh, that was probably a mistake." Then I got a second email from a sorority asking me to join. It was an honors sorority.

My life just took a turn for the nerdy. Apparently , I'm on list somewhere that says I'm smart. How do you like that?

Not like I'm going to apply for the Honors program. I don't really see the benefits. I definitely see the drawbacks. More work. I don't need a star by my name when I graduate to feel validated.

On the movie watching agenda this weekend: Farewell, My Concubine and Jacob's Ladder.
On the listening agenda: Ray LaMontagne "Empty" on the album "Til the Sun Turns Black"
(I especially like the lines, "well I looked my demons in the eyes, laid bare my chest, said do your best, destroy me. You see, I've been to hell and back so many times, I must admit you kind of bore me.")

You can see a small clip of "Jolene" sung "Live at Abbey Road".

I kinda feel like if he were to shave he would look somewhat like Stephen Colbert. Do you get that feeling?

Or you can watch this clip of part of "Empty"

I never said it was a happy song.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Things I do in between posts:

  • I made some baked barbecue chicken last night that was to die for. I'm talking delicious!
  • Baked chocolate chip cookies from scratch.
  • Not receiving my mail.
  • Hanging my clothes to dry outside on the clothes line.
  • I would be watching movies from Netflix. But some dick head at the post office can't seem to put the right envelope in the right slot. How hard can it be?
  • Finished "Sons and Lovers". In class while discussing the novel my teacher says something to the effect of, "This novel has an optimistic ending." I swear my eyes couldn't get any wider. I could have pulled something.
  • Missing television. I don't have cable. In fact, I don't have television at all. All I have is static.
  • I have been watching The Living Planet and The Life of Bird series on dvd. I just love them. David Attenborough is my personal hero. Though, maybe you can tell me. What is a naturalist?
  • Falling asleep while watching The Life of Birds and The Living Planet series on dvd. His voice is just so damn relaxing.
  • I'm taking a class on Death and Dying. It is a sociology class. I love it. Love it. But sometimes things can get pretty bleak. Today, the take home lesson was basically stress will kill you. If you are poor stress will kill you faster. And finally, bad things happen to you because bad things are happening to you. In short, the cascading effect is a real bitch.

Friday, September 14, 2007

The many exaggerations of Lauren

The drainage from my allergies has settled in my lungs = Horrible cough. Wheeze = "I think I contracted T.B. from the bus. You think that could happen? You know wallowing around with the poor like I am?"

I was really losing my voice from said allergies. "I'm sure this is the embodiment of the silent rage I hold for a.) the Spanish language b.) my Spanish class and finally c.) my Spanish teacher."

My teeth have recently made this little spot where food gets stuck. All of sudden. It is really getting bothersome. Flosses, "You could feed an Ethiopian family with the food stuck in between these two teeth. For a week. I swear it."

Garbage disposal making the weirdest, grinding, metal clinking noise. "There must be a baby or something stuck in the garbage disposal. Not some kind of fetus either. I'm talkin' a full to term thing in there. "

I get approximately 9 hours of sleep a night (or more). = "I'm so fucking tired. It feels like I never sleep!"

This reminds me of one of my favorite one liners from Metalocalypse.
Toki Wartooth: "I think I'm diabetic. I want to take a fucking nap."

Or something along those lines. I'm sure I really bastardized it. But you get the idea. Kyle and I laugh about this frequently.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

This one's for Drew

Kyle's has this "great" idea for a t.v. show.

Ready? I honestly don't think anyone could be prepared for what I'm about to tell you. But I'll tell you anyways.

Sex and the City we all know it. Well, what if the crypt keeper from Tales from the Crypt was to play the main character Carrie Bradshaw. Everything else about the show would be the exact same. The same actresses. The same dialog. Even the new Carrie would have the same dialog.

After explaining the concept to some new unsuspecting listener he then does his best impression of the crypt keeper doing Carrie Bradshaw. Which I have to say is quite funny 'cause he starts out with, "Sometimes ..." He may do a few more words, but the "sometimes" usually makes the other person laugh so hard you can't hear it anyways.

Drew's Blog

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

An allostatic load

Oh dear me!

  • I just now was able to sit down and read blogs.
  • Christ on a cracker! I am tired!
  • Taking classes isn't really fun.
  • Taking 17 hours is so, so not fun.
  • Because of the weight of my backpack and the fact that I walk two miles home from the bus stop I have a swollen bruise larger than a quarter right above my ass crack.
  • Those hard plastic chairs are going to be fabu tomorrow!
  • I am so tired of blackboard. Not familiar? UT website in which readings for classes are posted, grades, assignments, announcements, etc.
  • It feels nice to sit on the computer and not do school work.
  • I have decided that I hate Spanish. The language bothers me so. Just have two words for God's sake! Why have the same word mean 14 things. Does no one see how that could be confusing.
  • Reading Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence and really quite liking it.