Month: October 2005

EDIT: Marni got fired from Starbucks. So much for my free egg nog lattes. Ah well, can’t wait to have them anyway even if I have to pay!!!

I have had “Be Like the Bluebird” stuck in my head today. Not just “Be Like the Bluebird,” but “Be Like the Bluebird,” as sung by Matt Markgraf. Either over Thanksgiving over Winter Break I am going to make Anything Goes into a DVD (if anybody wants one, let me know), and then see if I dcan make that song into an mp3, because it is just so amazing.

Yesterday was prison ministry. It was pretty cool. We drove through a couple towns that were so small that literally I blinked and they were gone. Also, small towns have flashing red lights and those are their stop lights. It means it is a four way stop. I’m still not used to all the small townness and all this open space with corn and what not. I think I am the same way out here that people from out here are when they go to Chicago. The open space and nothingness makes me uncomfortable. And I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the lack of businesses and restaurants out here. A lot of my friends graduated with less than 100 people in their class. Some less than 50. I just couldn’t deal with that. i need to be around people. And lots of restaurants. I did my Orbit Gum woman impression for Ryan, Luke, and Alexis, and they said it sounded so much like her that it was scary lol. Oh and I will be reading my movies and real life thing at the next FNT. I got a big “AMEN!!” from all the prisoners after I read it.

So I found out something really upsetting today in health class. We learned about “trash plants,” which are plants that will grow in any type of soil, including polluted soil, and then they soak up whatever is in the soil (kerosene, engine oil, toxic waste, urine, manure, garbage from dumps, etc). So what they have been doing is planting these plants in polluted soil so that they will soak up the pollution and then they pull them out so that the soil is less polluted. Well I found out that Sunflowers are trash plants!!! That is so sad, because I still have sunflower seed cookies left, and now I have to eat them knowing that. How gross!! And just for the record, hemp and tobacco are trash plants as well.

I went to bed at 1:30am and had my alarm set for 9:10am. I only needed to press the snooze button once, it was amazing.

Your love is… by ChibiMarronchan
Your name is…
Your kiss is… delicious
Your hugs are… warm
Your eyes… light up a day
Your touch is… heart warming
Your smell is… beautiful
Your smile is… amazing
Your love is… everlasting
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ABOUT YOU

Your full name:: this is what my birth certificate says: Jami Ann RobbinsRobins And I wish I was joking
Age:: 20.5
Height:: 5’3″
Natural hair color:: Dark brown
Eye color:: brown
Number of siblings:: 1
Glasses/contacts?:: both
Piercings:: one in each ear
Tattoos:: nope
Braces?:: I got them off when I was 14. Right before my first kiss. Perfect timing lol

FAVORiTE

Color:: Purple
Band:: I don’t really listen to bands
Song:: Umm…You Won’t Succeed on Broadway? haha
Stuffed animal:: Yeshua. I will take and post a picture later
Video game:: I didn’t have video games growing up
TV show:: The OC
Movie:: All those ones I posted screen shots of a few entries back lol
Book:: Are those the things with the pages?
Food:: TACOS
Game on a cell phone:: I miss Snake
CD cover:: Umm…I don’t have one. Maybe the next Nezter cd should have a picture of their bassist on the cover. Then that would definitely be my favorite
Flower:: Well I’ve never really gotten flowers before so I dunno
Scent:: Good question. Florida after it rains?
Animal:: Chimpanzees
Comic book:: Yeah not so much
Cereal:: Grape nuts or Corn Flakes
Website:: XANGA!!!
Cartoon:: Family Guy. I also very much miss Daria. And Muppet Babies. And Fraggle Rock. And Bobby’s World. I think I just miss being a kid.

DO YOU

Play an instrument?:: I still remember how to play the alto saxophone. I can also pound out notes on the piano if need be
Watch TV more than 60 hours a week?:: Nope
Like to sing?:: Yes
Have a job?:: Back home. I don’t want to go back to it though
Have a cell phone?:: Aye
Like to play sports?:: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Have a boyfriend/girlfriend?: I think everyone knows the answer to this one
Have a crush on someone?:: No
Live somewhere NOT in the United States?:: Spring ’07, baby!! (Hopefully)
Have more than 5 TV’s in your house?:: no
Have any special talents/skills?:: Maybe?
Exercise daily?:: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Like school?:: Not the classes lol, but I love Eastern

CAN YOU

Sing the alphabet backwards?:: I’ve never tried to sing it backwards but I can definitely SAY it backwards without looking at it
Stand on your tip toes without wearing shoes?:: ….In a pool…
Speak any other languages?:: ASL. I’m not fluent but whatever I don’t know I can fingerspell. So I can communicate with a deaf American and convey whatever I needed to, regardless of whether or not I know the sign
Go a day without food?:: I’m Jewish
Stay up for more than 24 hours?:: Yes
Read music, not just tabs?:: Only treble clef
Roll your tongue?:: Yes
Eat a whole pizza?:: If it’s small lol

HAVE YOU EVER

Snuck out of the house?:: No
Cried to get out of trouble?:: No
Gotten lost in your city?:: Yes
Seen a shooting star?:: No
Been to any other countries besides the united states?:: Canadia, Mexico, England, Scotland, Wales. And I want to go to Australia and Israel
Had a serious surgery?:: No
Stolen something important to someone else?:: No
Solved a rubiks cube?:: No, but if I could take the stickers off…
Gone out in public in your pajamas?:: Yes
Cried over a girl?:: yes
Cried over a boy?:: Forsooth
Kissed a random stranger?:: NO WAY!!!
Hugged a random stranger?:: No
Been in a fist fight?:: Not a real one lol
Been arrested?:: Nope
Done drugs?:: Prescription
Had alcohol?:: Barely any
Laughed and had milk come out of your nose?:: No
Pushed all the buttons on an elevator?:: No
Gone to school only to find you had the day off because of a holiday/etc?:: No but once I went to school and we were sent home before the day started because there was a bomb threat. I have a t-shirt to prove it lol
Swore at your parents?:: Yep
Been to warped tour?:: Nope
Kicked a guy where it hurts?:: Not in years
Been in love?:: Yes
Been close to love?:: See above
Been to a casino?:: When we had Western Day at camp they would have a casino for us, does that count?
Ran over an animal and killed it?:: No, thank God. I think I would freak out
Broken a bone?:: Fractured
Gotten stitches?:: After my knee surgery
Had a water balloon fight in winter?:: No
Drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour?:: no
Made homemade muffins?:: yes
Bitten someone?:: I bit Lauren PerliniWilcox four years ago, but she so had it coming
Been to Disneyland Disneyworld?:: Disneyworld, not Disneyland
More than 5 times?:: no
Been to Niagara falls?:: no
Burped in someone’s face?:: no!~ eew!
Gotten the chicken pox?:: yes

WHENS THE LAST TiME YOU

Brushed your teeth:: this morning
Went to the bathroom:: A couple hours ago?
Saw a movie in theaters:: Saw two last weekend
Read a book:: I read two chapters of a book for family group today
Had a snow day:: HAHAHAHAHA Mundelein doesn’t believe in snow days. They didn’t even send us home when there was a freaking FIRE in the building. They made us wait OUTSIDE in like 10º weather with two feet of snow on the ground and no coats until it was out
Had a party:: My birthday party in either 7th or 8th grade
Had a slumber party:: See above
Made fun of someone:: Probably very recently
Tripped in front of someone:: Haha. Not as recent as you would think
Went to the grocery store:: Yesterday, actually
Got sick:: This weekend
Cursed:: Other than quoting something, it has been quite a while

PiCK ONE

Fruit/vegetables:: fruit
Black/white:: black
Lights on/lights off:: on
TV/movie:: movie
Car/truck:: Car
Body spray/lotion:: I’m allergic to body spray and many scents of lotion
Cash/check:: debiot card!!
Pillows/blankets:: both
Headache/stomach ache:: umm…neither…
Paint/charcoal:: paint
Chinese food/Mexican food:: MEXICAN!!!
Summer/winter:: summer
Snow/rain:: rain when it’s warm out
Fog/misty:: misty
Rock/rap:: neither
Meat/vegetarian:: MEAT, but only from cows, chickens, and turkeys
Boy/girl:: In reference to what?
Chocolate/vanilla:: Vanilla. Used to be chocolate
Sprinkles/icing:: sprinkles. I don’t like icing. it’s gross
Cake/pie:: pie
French toast/French fries:: You can’t ask that. They are two COMPLETELY different things
Strawberries/blueberries:: Strawberries
Ocean/swimming pool:: Pool
Hugs/kisses:: Depends on who they’re from
Cookies/muffins:: cookies
p33n/bewbz:: Uhh..?
Wallet/pocket:: I have everything in my purse. Except my sanity
Window/door:: window
Emo/goth:: neither
Pink/purple:: Purple
Cat/dog:: I’ve never had a dog before, but if I did I would probably say dog. I know i definitely want a dog or two when I am married
Long sleeve/short sleeve:: Depends on the weather
Pants/shorts:: Depends on the weather
Winter break/spring break:: I used to say winter because it was more time away from school, but now I am going to say Spring because it will be less time at home
Spring/autumn:: Spring is warmer, but it’s soggy. I don’t know
Clouds/clear sky:: Some clouds, because they are pretty
Moon/mars:: Hmm well the moon is made of cheese and men are from Mars, so I am going to have to go with the moon, because I prefer cheese over men

FRiENDSHiP

How many friends do you have?:: A few
What are their names?:: Shellie, Christy, Susan…
Do you have a best friend?:: No
Have you ever liked one of your friends?:: Not any of my CURRENT friends
Do you have more guy friends or more girl friends?:: Girls
Have you ever lost a friend?:: Too many to count
Have you ever gone to an amusement park with a friend? Does it count when I WORKED there and was friends with what’s his face who ALSO worked there?
What’s an inside joke between you and a friend?:: Good question
Have you ever gotten in a big argument with a friend? Yeah not since Jenni and she and I have not been friends in nearly four years
What’s the nicest thing you’ve ever done for a friend?:: Let her borrow $144 indefinitely…
What’s the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?:: I’ll let you know when she pays me back
Do you miss any of your old friends?:: Yeah…
What friend have you known the longest?:: I knew Ari when I was a sperm and an egg, if we want to count him as a friend
Do you regret anything you’ve done to a friend?:: Umm I consider it a mistake but I don’t regret it, because I learned from it
If so, what is it?:: …kissing Matt…
How often do you spend time with your friends?:: whenever i can
Do any of your friends drive?:: Everyone except for Shellie
Has a friend of yours ever died?:: not quite
What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done with a friend?:: I think I just answered that
What do you think your friends think of you?:: If they didn’t like me they wouldn’t talk to me

LOVE && ALL THAT CRAP

Have you ever been in love?:: Yes
If you have, with who?:: Patrick
Are you single?:: Of course
Are you in a relationship?:: Isn’t that the same question?
If so, for how long?:: N/A
Do you believe there is someone for everyone?:: Maybe not nuns and priests lol
What is your idea of the best date?:: I have only been on like four dates, so I don’t have much experience with that. I think the most important thing is who you’re on a date with and the rest will follow
What was your first kiss like?::
How old were you when you got your first kiss?:: 14
Do you think love is a load of shit? Nope, not at all
What’s the best experience you’ve ever had with the opposite sex?:: I’ll let you know
Have you had any boyfriends/girlfriends before?:: One boyfriend, unless you count my boyfriend in kindergarten hehe
Have you ever been dumped?:: I have been broken up with but not DUMPED
Have you ever dumped someone? No
What’s the most sexual thing you’ve done with the opposite sex?:: I would like to say kissing, but unfortunately that is not the case

Ohhh man Joey Bland lost. not only did he lose, he lost to a Mormon. A Mormon with a big stick up her butt. Dang! I knew as soon as they announced that the Final Jeopardy category was “20th Century Republicans” that he was screwed. I can tell you right now there ain’t no Republicans in the improv world. Oh well, he won over $48,000 and that’s probably at least double what he makes in a year. So that’s good, especially if he is living and or working on the Northside. But he won twice, so yay.

It is really weird to see your clock go from 1:59am to 1:00am lol. There is an analog clock on the base of my room phone and it only goes forward, so I had to go forward 11 hours oy. Indiana is now officially on NORMAL time. Maybe they won’t be insane anymore!!!. And maybe I’ll hear from…yeah and maybe pigs will fly out of my butt.

Yesterday my health teacher got out her box of female condoms to pass around.
Dr. Dietz: They’re clean, I promise. *Takes one out* Eeeeew!!!

Someone had gotten into the box and put spermicide on them. It was just funny because she promised they were clean and they weren’t haha.

I don’t know if I am still going to read my thing for prison ministry, because I realised there are some pop culture references in it and who knows how long these guys have been in jail. I don’t want to lose them. I don’t know.

So I have been here for over two months and just now found out that Joey’s has Vienna hot dogs!!! So I had two for my dinner. Now I am smart enough to assume that i would not be getting poppyseed buns with them, but I was not prepared for the hot dog bun shaped croissants. GROSS!!! Those are not for hot dogs!!! Well, it’s a small price to pay for a good hot dog. It’s also nice to know that even a place in a small town in central Illinois (I have been here so long I am not calling it by its proper name “Central” instead of “Southern” lol) understands not to put ketchup on a hot dog.

My two favorite things from Weekend Update tonight:

Amy Poehler: The next edition of The Real World will be shot in Detroit. As will three cast members.

Amy Poehler: We’re huge White Sox fans.
Tina Fey: Yeah, because we used to live in Chicago.
White Sox player (I can’t remember his name): Oh really? Where did you live?
Amy Poehler: Wrigleyville.
Tina Fey: Evanston.

And props to them for mentioning my old hometown Skokie!!

I think they should offer a History class where all you do is watch I Love the 80s (etc), or else they should have Michael Ian Black, Mo Rocca, Rachael Harris, Hal Sparks, et al write a History book and teach a course based on that. Unfortunately I did not find out until a quarter of the way through 1987 that there is a third installment of I Love the 80s, which I am watching now. Did I know I am older than the microwave?