Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sit down, relax, and let me complain a little.

#1: I hate the cold.

#2: I hate diagramming sentences. Though, for all my trouble I didn't do too bad.

#3: I hate homework. It just pisses me off. I spend my whole day at school just to come home to a shit load of school work.

#4: I hate my messy house. It is ridiculous, and bothersome.

#5: I hate cleaning. You see my dilemma?

Okay. Now that that is out of the way let me tell you how much I like school.

#1: Love, love, love my criminology class. The teacher is funny and engaging.

#2: My new Spanish teacher seems like she will be 1,000,000 times better than the last one.

#3: My grammar teacher gives us a lot of homework, but she isn't grading it for correctness.

Okay. I have a lot more complaints.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Lauren's #1 tip for when your on the lamb

If ever on the run from the law cut your bangs. If you have bangs already grow them out.

No one will ever recognize you. Promise.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

It is the first day of school. I have to leave soon so I can't chat long, but I have to tell you a quick story. Corley and I went to South Congress for some Sunday afternoon shopping and I found a fabulous, and I do mean fabulous, wedding dress. Vintage. White. Broquade. I'm officially on a "How Skinny Can You Get Diet" to see if I can actually button the buttons of this dress. If not I will have it altered. Who of you can claim to have found a wedding dress that is absolutely perfect and exactly what you wanted for less than $40? I'm really excited about the dress. I'll posted pictures soon.

Friday, January 11, 2008

"You can't be lucky everyday!"

A number of things I haven't told you, ready?

1. I'm making a scrapbook for my kinda sister in law (Kyle's little sister). It is of her wedding. This is for her wedding present. I'm in scrapbook hell.
2. I saw a mocking bird in target today. He or She was in the cosmetic section.
3. Last night while coming home from the grocery store after dark I saw a swirling collection of bats under a bridge. It was quite lovely. They looked like leaves caught in the breeze.
4. I watched This Filthy World this afternoon, and frankly there is no one alive as awesome as John Waters. I simply adore him. I think I might write him some fan male. Doesn't that sound fun?
5. Weeks ago I accidentally watched The Notebook. Now your saying, "Yeah, right! You liar. We all know you rented it. Your just embarrassed." But let me tell you it was on tv. Nothing else was on so I foolishly decided to watch the movie playing with Ryan Gosling. I think he is pretty cute. What the hell, right? Holy Shit. I cried so hard. The movie was sad no doubt, but that really wasn't the problem. It was the commercials. Crying. Stop crying. Crying. Stop Crying. There should be a warning. It should read like this: WARNING: This movie make you sob uncontrollably. If you are one of these people just rent the damn movie because these commercials with fuck with your head!
6. This is my last weekend of freedom before school starts. I have a 15 hour semester to look forward to.
7. If television truly is a reflection of our lives, I'm terrified. If I didn't know any better I would be sure I was going to be murdered in a day or two. People are getting killed on television right and left, willy-nilly. There is no rhyme or reason, really. I have also been watching the local news pretty regularly. I have to stop. Inevitably the 30 minute sequence goes a little something like this: Top story, local cop beats up minority/ shoots minority in the back/sexual predator of 13 year old girls/ or something equally horrible. Next story, hit and run/murder/ dead body found in lake. After that I'm both numb and horrified that I don't even remember the rest of the news cast.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Kyle, Kyle's Aunt, and I all went on a whooping crane tour. We spent three hours on a boat looking at all kinds of birds. We saw brown and white pelicans, two kinds of cormorants, all manner of gulls, some other kind of crane I don't remember it's name, Mexican eagle (it has a real name I don't know it), vultures, all kinds of ducks, spoon bills (though I'm a giant asshole and didn't get a single picture of a spoonbill), and more.

Those tiny white specks are whooping cranes
Whooping Cranes

I think the guide said there were only 500 left in the entire world. We saw at least 15.

That is a brown pelican. They were seriously endangered because of DDT. The population dropped to 50.
Brown Pelican & Cormorant

This is the edge of the man made bird sanctuary area.

Shrimp Boats
Shrimping Boats

Two Story Whataburger
Whataburger by the Bay

Eat your hamburger and enjoy the view of the ocean
View from the second story

Last Stop! We had to take a picture of the Ghost Buster's Car.
Who ya gonna call?

Monday, January 07, 2008

I feel like I'm rocking. I know damn well I'm not moving. We got on a boat at 12:30. Got off the boat at 4:30. Got in the car and 4:30. Left the car at about 9:00.

Everything feels like it is moving.

Pictures and stories to come... when everything stops moving.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Road Trip

Tomorrow, Kyle and I are leaving for for Port Aransas to visit his Aunt. We will be there approximately 24 hours.

Maybe I'll take some pictures.

I will definitely whine/weasel/harass/beg Kyle to let us visit the largest Whataburger ever! I'm totally getting a picture in front of it.

Friday, January 04, 2008

A Very Long Engagement

Everyone. Drop what you are doing. Go out and buy/rent/borrow this movie. A Very Long Engagement. It is the ONLY war movie I have ever liked. It is so good.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

The Year of the... Boogger?

Cedar fever is at full force. It I have to blow my nose one more time I swear my nose my rub off. I'm so tired of snot!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

I love Flickr

New Years Eve at Casey's

His house
No tricks

Corley smoking on the porch

Taking goofy pictures of one another

Taking goofy pictures of ourselves
Me again