Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Carpe Semesto #16 - I subscribed to the Meriam-Webster Word of the Day Email List.

(FYI today's word is druthers)

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Carpe Semesto #11 - Fondue Fun Night @ Jen's

Carpe Semesto #12 - Fiesta! CAB-sponsered event with Mexican food and salsa dancing

Carpe Semesto #13 - Shopping today for salsa/clubbin' clothes (two shrits and a tank top for me!)

Carpe Semesto #14 - IHOP (Stacy had never been)

Carpe Semesto #15 - The Translation Game. Okay so this is really fun if you're bored. Go to freetranslation.com and write a paragraph in English. Then translate it into any language. Then copy and paste that and translate it back into English. It turns out all messed up. The best one so far.... I said something like this: "I really enjoyed our shopping and going to starbucks, and I'm happy with my purchases. I hope I am neither sick nor sleepy tomorrow because I really want to play water polo with Marco Polo's Sinking Porpoises. We have a game at ten thirty." I translated it into Russian and then back into English. Then I took that and translated it into German and back into English and got the following...

I had a support, shop go that today and in starling cheek, and I enjoy really my purchases. Do I hope, will be that tomorrow I sick, ????, because I really water? play wants??? with decreasing of pig whale???? ???? We have game in ten thirty.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

"Don't wander through this glassy surface expecting to find more than me, 'cause what am I without a purpose but a lone mirage to see?"

Carpe Semesto #10 - Body cleanse! Christy told me about this, and last night I bought the stuff and Stacy and I are doing it. So here's the thing. We all have worms in our poop. And the average 50 year old male has 5-22 POUNDS of excess poop in his colon. Granted I'm not a 50 year old male, but I still have some excess poop (and so you do you)! This cleanse is some fiber and herbal pills that you take a few every day until you start pooping 2-3 times a day. It's gonna be great! "Look, ma! No worms!"

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

I'm a little behind on this...

Carpe Semesto #5 - Eating at The Nile (a greek restaraunt in town)

Carpe Semesto #6 - Cooking Chicken Curry and Pineapple Chutney

Carpe Semesto #7 - Denise's party Saturday night

Carpe Semesto #8 - Swimming last night

Carpe Semesto #9 - Last night I took an AMAZING bubble bath (something I wanted to do in this apartment ever since this summer when I thought about the fact that no one besides my roommate and I would have used the bathtub - for those who don't know, our apartment was just built this summer)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Carpe Semesto #2 - I'm officially a member of Marco Polo's Sinking Porpoises. That's right, an intramural Water Polo team. I've never played Water Polo in my life.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Carpe What?

Okay so I'm sure ALL of you have heard the prhase, "Carpe Diem" or "Seize the Day"

Well, I'm sure all of you AU-ers know of the phrase from last year "Carpe Momento" or "Seize the Moment."

For those non-AU-ers, it was the school's theme last year.

Anyway, the other night Stacy and I were talking about how we wanted to make sure we had a lot of fun this semester (yet still being studious) as it is our last college semester. Ever. And I don't remember what specific fun activity we were talking about, but Stacy said "Carpe Momento" and then I said no, "Carpe Semesto." (semester) It made Stacy laugh, so it stuck.

So friends, from now on I am going to Carpe Semesto. From this point on every time I update my xanga (or at least most times) I will include one thing that counts as my Carpe Semesto moment.

Here's to the last semester!

Carpe Semesto #1: Watching the last 2 minutes of the Colts/Steelers game with my roommate, but not using sound, and listening to the people across the hall scream and the guys upstairs stomp on the floor.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Last Semester

It's about time. While I have no idea what I want to do after I graduate (a friend recently asked me "what makes you feel most alive when you are doing it?" - and even that I can't answer), I am still looking forward to no classes and no homework. So yes, I am back from Italy, which was an amazing time. Sometime in the near future I will whip out my journal and on here I will post a list of everything we saw, and post some pictures as well. Five more months and I'm done with school and on my way to Japan for two or three weeks! (I love to travel! Yet, is that when I feel most alive? Not sure.) I went to work for the first time in three and a half weeks yesterday... I LOVE MY JOB (but is that what I want to do long term? Not sure.) and I missed the babies so much. They all recognized me, but they had all gotten bigger, especially Carly, who is now able to pull herself up. And Jaret wasn't there but I was told he is crawling now. Well... I have things to get done before I go to my first class, so I'll keep this relatively short by ending it now.