Saturday, December 31, 2005

That's A Wrap

Well folks, the nice people over at Quid Hoc Est? have been kind enough to furnish me with a survey. Hehehe, I have too much fun with these things. It actually first can from this kid. Now Dr. Stanford can't yell at me for plagurism. So here goes, my year.

1. What did you do in 2005 that you’d never done before? Spent $12 dollars on two chocolate bars. (Hey, when you’ve been in the Middle East for two weeks – with no chocolate – and on an airplane for 5 hours and soon to be on another one for 6 and an English lady is yelling at you about pounds, sometimes you do crazy things.)

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don’t know if I made New Year’s resolutions last year. I figure when I find something that needs changing, I work on it then, not in January.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Well, I know people who gave birth, but I wouldn’t say I’m close to them. But I have some friends who are expecting! So excited! Twins!

4. Did anyone close to you die? Kind of, there was that guy I went to school with who died in Mexico. And someone very close to someone very close to me died.

5. What countries did you visit? Oh here we go! London, (Wait, that’s not a country!) I mean England, Israel, Palestine, the Vatican, (in Jerusalem, how cool is that?!) and New York State. (That is a country! Peach, take it however you’d like.)

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005? Enough credit hours to be a sophomore.

7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory? January 21

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? I don’t know if I actually achieved anything. . . .

9. What was your biggest failure? My attitude towards my mom.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? No.

11. What was the best thing you bought? Gunter (Well, my mom bought him. Does that count? Probably not.) Okay, the best thing I bought was 39 cent burritos from Martins. (39 cents! Can life get any better?!)

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? I’m going to have to agree with Jason, Fidelio, and Sir Joseph: Mine.

13. Where did most of your money go? My money went mostly towards food and such. Money that I’ll some day have to give to the bank went to that lovely place called Christendom College and the Mayo Clinic.

14. What did you get really, really, really, excited about? Wow, there’s a few things. Going to the Holy Land, going to Carducci’s for the 4th, and, well, I’m a hopeless romantic, an event that recently happened that involved driving to Maryland to return mittens. (I wasn’t the one who did the driving. But I like to think I helped. :P)

15. What song/album will always remind you of 2005? The Reason and Good Riddance

16. Compare to this time last year, are you:
a. happier or sadder? Sadder but wiser. . . actually, I take that back. I was happier last year, but I think I’m more joyful this year, if that makes any sense.
b. thinner or fatter? Unfortunately, about the same. Maybe a bit thinner.
c. Richer or poorer? POOR!!!! The WP needs to take a class in money management. (a.k.a. don’t loan monies to your friends! J/K guys.)

17. What do you wish you’d done more of? Been truly quiet.

18. What do you wish you’d done less of? Not cared.

19. How did you spend Christmas? I watched movies with my cat and slept.

20. Did you fall in love in 2005? Yes

21. What was your favorite TV program? I used to really like the Gilmore Girls, the first few seasons were cute. Nothing deep, nothing controversial, just cute. Then it got dumb. I haven’t seen the West Wing in a long time, but I used to like that a lot. I’d have to say, though, my favorite would have to be. . . HOUSE!!!

22. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Okay, I want to make this clear, I may have gotten mad/irritated at people this year, but I don’t hate anyone. Did you hear that all the way in Florida? I DON’T HATE YOU!!! (Okay, I feel much better.)

23. What was the best book you read? I’m not sure, I’ve started so many that I haven’t finished. Probably the most inspiring was Out of Many Hearts. (About the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne.)

24. What was your greatest musical discovery? Hehehe, Good Charlotte and Green Day. How is it that I go to a trad Catholic college and I discover crazy punk bands?

25. What did you want and get? A green sweater.

26. What did you want and not get? A vocation.

27. What was your favourite film of this year? I’m really bad at picking favorites. All I will say is that you spell favourite like a Brit!!!

28. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? First I tried to figure out why everyone was running away from me. Then I went to Beth’s surprise birthday party and yelled at Hich for wanting me to play racquetball with him and then went to the gym and tried to figure out why everyone was jumping out at me yelling “SURPRISE!!!” (Seriously guys, I thought I’d accidentally crashed someone else’s party.) Then I had a totally kick posterior party!! Really awesome. Actually, that was the Friday before my birthday. On my birthday, I was late for my own birthday singing (they were early, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.) I went to my first Trid Mass and ate the best Chinese food I’ve ever had. (Way to be T.J.) And then got some awesome birthday singing that I was almost late for again. (This time my fault.) Oh, and 19.

29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? All I will say to that is doctors are not always intelligent beings.

30. How would you describe your personal fashion concepts in 2005? A combination of the closets of Jericho, Quia, Carducci, PBJ Girl, Laura-friend, and Maybef. Acutally, I think CO and Champ contributed, too. I do have my own clothes. I promise.

31. What kept you sane? Mr. Strickland (Latin prof.)

32. Which celebrity/public figure did you like the most? Okay, did you guys know that Jim Caviezel is MARRIED?! Oh that makes me so sad – I mean happy for him. Yea, that’s it.

33. What political issue stirred you the most? Definitely the Terri Schivo case.

34. Who did you miss? Friends, family, pets, home, school, convent. I don’t think I like having two lives in two different parts of the country. I guess I had three for a little while.

35. Who was the best new person you met? I can think of three. Swinger, Champ, and Faz.

36. Quote a song lyrice that sums up your year? “If you need to fall apart/ I can mend a broken heart/ If you need to crash then crash and burn/ You're not alone”

Monday, December 26, 2005

The Picture Says It All

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas

I wish a Merry Christmas to ALL!!

~ Remember: Jesus is the reason for the season!

God Bless

Friday, December 23, 2005

Mod Podge

"My spoon is too big.
My spoooon is too big!
My spoon is too big."

"I am a banana!"


(jet engine sounds)

Word of the day:
Mao... it's a card game that is really fun! Everyone should learn how to play it!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Surgery is stinky

I know its amazing... Constancia - one of the non posting bloggers - is posting!!
Basically its just becuase its Christmas break, so no homework and I am stuck on the couch for this part of it, because I had surgery on monday and got my gall bladder out.
Ya it stinks, it is now thursday and I have been sitting on the couch since I got home on monday night. I am so bored - absolutley nothing to do. I sleep A LOT and have been watching some movies, checking my email constantly, my facebook constantly and seriously you can only check your online bank account so many times. I am tired of doing nothing.
Considering all things the surgery went pretty well, I guess I had adhesions on my gall bladder, which according to my sister (1st year surgery resident) means my GB had been "acting up" for quite a while. I guess I kind of had scar tissue on it basically, which means it had been giving me problems for a long time, which is true I will testify to that! The only other thing is that I couldn't really take the pain pills, they made me really sick so for the first day I didn't really have anything for pain besides the 2 shots they gave me. NOT COOL!!! It reallly wasn't fun they were thinking about keeping me in the hospital overnight, but I really didn't want to stay overnight, so I got out eventually. But now I am at home with nothing to do...
In other news, I am done with my first semester of sophomore year, I actually really enjoyed it. I got to take some education courses, for my major. They were really fun, my most favorite classes!!! So that makes me excited for the rest of the years to come.
Um.... We have already had Christmas at my house. When I got home last Wednesday (the 15th i think) my sister, bro in law and nephew were already home, the next day my bro, grandma and other sister got home, so we had Christmas on friday. Everyone had to leave on either sun or mon, so we had early family Christmas... it was fun. My nephew who is 2 years almost 3 months made it so much fun. He is the cutest, i love him lots! He loved the chicken dancer elmo I got him! And it was really great to see my sisters and everyone, I wish that they all could have stayed longer, but I am happy I at least got to see them for a little while!
Other than that, there isn't a whole lot new with me, if you wanna know, just ask! But I am gonna post this while the internet is working... we have wireless and sometimes it decides not to work, so ya know I gotta publish while I can!
Hasta luego everybody!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Movin' to the Rhythm of the Crusaders

This just in: pictures from CC's winter formal. Comments from freshman and sophomore girls say that it kicked heretic booty! Random guys also agree. There was dispute about having a full blown sit down supper, though. Many appreciated being fed real food for once, but it must be weighed with the fact that it too way too bloody long! Although the general consensus was that it was awesome. There was one sophomore girl who seemed to find the food distasteful and wished whole heartedly that she had gone to China Jade with some of the guys. She was quickly silenced. Because of the dinner, the dance got started late, but the dance gods smiled upon us and curfew was extended. (Hurray! We're having a wonderful time.) The dance floor was considerably larger than last year. This was very well received. There still managed to be plenty of running into people and almost death. And now onto the pictures.

As I said, over all, the dinner was a success.

These are some sophomore girls who thoroughly enjoyed their no boy table.

And once again, Dombo ends up with a table full of nuns.

What did that poor cheesecake even do to them?

These two bums, Hich and Lil' Brudder, decided to go to China Jade instead of attending the dinner. Grr on them.
Here we have some of the KK's. The White Phantom had her beloved Laura-friend and Stitches had her.

The big shocker was that our very own Quia had Ibid. (Nobody knew, not even him!)

And no December 8th festivity would be complete without a procession in honor of Our Lady's Immaculate Conception.

And what's a dance without awkward standing around pictures/yell someone's name and take the picture pictures?

A lovely Collin and Sarah.

Good ol' Swinger and Carducci.

Ry and his Maria.

The great Faz and Monica.

The always cute but slightly late Squishy and Laura-friend.

The WP, Quia, and Carducci.

And the good Capitan in all his oblivion.

Swinger, Quia, and Ibid going out to meet their adoring public. (Not really, but doesn't it look like it?)
For some reason, there was some animosity towards the WP that night.

Eventually the dance started.

Here we have Quia and Ibid demonstrating their slow dancing skills. It has been noted that Quia looks more like Ibid's sister than, well, his sister.

Swinger and Carducci playin' it cool. (Go Daddy-O!)

Faz and Monica showing off their mad swing skills.

The guys dancing in some strange group sway manner.

The Faz contemplating the Form of formalness. (What is it all about?)

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Home, Home on the Range...

Well, I made it back to good ol' South-of-North-Country! I'm terribly excited to be done with finals *phew* Actually, I shouldn't be complaining: I only had three tests this week and none of them were really that hard.
So anyway, I got done with my last test (which was at 8:30 this morning) at about 9:30, said goodbye to my roommate, who's transferring *Sniff*, and was on the road by 10! When I got home, I went shopping with my mom and then met my sister at St. Bernadette's (rosary making) where we didn't actually make any rosaries. But, we did say the rosary and then Shrimplofter, the Youth Minister and I took a road trip to buy him a new desk. He's being kicked out of his office, so he needed a desk to put in the Youth Room. Then, we went back to aforementioned Room and met Guitar Guy (yeah, remember him? It's been a long time since he's been mentioned!).
Then we took the desk out of it's box and began assembly, which as far as I know, still is not done. I believe Guitar Guy and Youth Minister worked on it for about 2 hrs before Youth Minister had to go eat prime rib. Then I jumped in to help Guitar Guy for another hour and 1/2... it was fun... not really! Oh and did I mention that we were babysitting this whole time?! Yeah, so it turns out there was supposed to be a movie or something on for these kids whose parents were enjoying that prime rib, but we didn't know anything about that, so it's really a good thing that Guitar Guy could stay because I was in-and-out dropping off and picking up Lunchbox. It was also a good thing that the kids found desk assembling fun. Yay kids. Thank God the Youth Room has air hockey!
So, word of the day: white! Because right now, it is VERY white outside... and icy... which isn't fun! But at least Christmas will look as it should this year! :D

Monday, December 05, 2005

There Should Be More Dates And Less Dating

Thus spake the dating god of Christendom College, I mean, Dr. Cuddeback. Quia and I have decided to take his advice. But instead of going out on dates by ourselves, we’ve decided to lighten things up a bit: both of us and one guy. Instead of a double date, it’s a one and a half date. Clever? We did it once last year and it was a lot of fun. So we decided to give it another whack. We thought our friend Faz should be our first victim – date, yes, I meant date.
So last night, Quia, Faz, and I went to see Chicken Little. I was really happy because I had recommended it, and as of late, my taste in movies has been called into question. But I redeemed myself and we all liked it. After that we went to KFC to eat some chicken. I promptly picked up a drumstick and said, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” To which Faz replied, “Mmmm.” We found out Faz eats his corn on the cob perfectly. (See pictures below.) The only hard part was that Quia insisted we sit on these freakishly high chairs that practically required me to get out rock climbing gear. (I’m not called Hobbit for nothing!) And she kept dropping her napkin. Bad Quia.
After that we headed back to Main Street for the traditional walk down Main. Unfortunately for us, the weather did not realize we were on a date. The sky started spitting sloshy cold wet gunk at us. (Hmm, I guess the sky really was falling!) We danced in the parking lot and Faz got out his machetes and did a really cool machete thing to Japanese techno. Then began our walk. I was the cutsie date while Quia filmed. (Strangely, the film got deleted. . . ) Then Quia was the awkward date while I filmed. Then Faz got a hold of the camera and filmed us. The date was then officially over and so the five of us (we’d picked up Carducci and Swinger by that point) headed over to GA. The Chilean of Front Royal and Lola showed up shortly after and the evening ended as so many have thus far, video games.
Overall, the date was great. We all had a good time. Faz rolled with it really well. (We only told him as much as he needed to know to get us from point A to point B.) He summed it up pretty well with, “It could be techno, it could be sappy, or it could be Short Skirt and a Long Jacket.”


Note the sign that says “Finger-lickin’ good.” Somehow I saw the F & r from finger and the ‘ickin’ from lickin’ and well, I was confused as to KFC’s advertising strategy for a moment.


Quia really got into her corn.


Quia told Faz to make a face at me, so he did. :)


Faz got a little crazy when the Japanese techno came on. :)


Who we talkin' about?


Faz getting wet by the gunk the sky was throwing at us.


I took refuge under the gazebo. (We have a gazebo on Main Street. It's pretty cool.)

And after it was all over, all we had to say was, “HOUSE.”

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Winter Formal 2005

W00t for Formal!!! These are some fun pics from Constancia and my Winter Formal. (wow, that cannot be gramatically correct!)


Ready, ready, ready, ready, ready to run!


Suities!


I dunno what was going on here, but my friend and my roommate sure found it funny/surprising!


Looking at pics


Mmm, bubblegum!


Me and Constancia


Me and one of my crazy friends!


Me and another friend


And another...


Two of my friends


Another friend


We almost had the same dress!!!


Me with a group of friends!

I ended up having a lot of fun at formal. Yay for friends who can do hair and makeup! Getting ready for the dance was probably the best part, I'm not gonna lie!

Oh and word of the day: Betelehemu. Because I just got done with my Christmas concert and it was amazing! Oh, and that was the name of the finale :P

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Okay, okay, okay, okay

I am sorry. I am a horrible person. I have abandoned Que? for 8 O'Clock. But no longer! Judit is back on the horse. Acutally no, I want to go horse back riding SO BAD, but haven't gotten a chance. The Ogre said something about gonig riding with me and Laura-friend sometime, but that time hasn't happened yet. So, the news in the life of Judit.
I went home with Maybef for Thanksgiving. That was totally awesome. So much fun. I even learned a supa cool song that two of her sister wrote about Darth Vader. I think I'm going to talk to the supa smart nerds around here and see if I can post a wav file on the blog. Hmm. . .
Speaking of formal dresses (well, Meche did in her last post!) mine is finally dress code! So excited. It's the dress I wore to Dinner Dance senior year, but now with, like, 4 more inches of cloth in the front and 1.5 inch straps. I have to say, it looks pretty snazy. (Holy crap, did I just use 'snazy' in a sentence in all seriousness?) One of Maybef's sisters helped me with it/did it for me.
Probably the biggest news is, well, the convent is out for me. The sisters decided pretty much that I was just too sick. See here. It makes me sad, but what can ya do, I guess?
Other than that, I'm doing pretty well here in South of England. Bob's been telling me about all the storms in Not By the Sea. I can't wait to see the snow! Actually, I can't wait to see you guys! I'm so mad that I missed y'all over Thanksgiving. Grumble cakes.
Oh and my Latin teacher wants me to wear a hat. I do have a pretty freakin' cool hat I could wear. . . :)