Month: August 2007

That’s strange, I don’t remember swallowing a knife. It’s only the left side though. I finally gave in and decided to go to health services, but the online appointment maker isn’t working and they’re closed, so I have to try tomorrow. Make it go away

I called the place in town to get my car fixed, on Monday and they said they don’t have the eqipment to fix Nissans, but gave me a number for someone who can. He said the earliest he would be able to look at it would be tomorrow and that he would call me today and let me know. I have’t heard from him.

The good news is I’m finally in a math class. Even though I’m a week and a half behind now. I’m sure it’ll be fine.

And I really wanna see this movie.

So I’m pretty sure I have the Mumps, though I have no idea how I would have gotten them. Wikipedia says there’s no treatment, so there’s really no point in going to health services.

I’m going to go to St. Louis to make out with as many of The Cardinals as I possibly can. How dare they sneak up behind us like that! The LAST thing they need is to go to The World Series again. Jerks. (If that’s not ‘taking one for the team’ then I don’t know what is).

So they still haven’t added a math class for me on my schedule. I’m already a week behind. Friday was the last day to add classes. If they don’t add a math class I’ll be graduating in December .

It’s been freaking hot here. And I don’t mean hot, I mean FREAKING hot. So hot I decided I had to buy a bathing suit to go swimming. Plus Josh invited me to go innertubing today at Fox Ridge with some people, so I had to buy one. The problem is I wound up having to go all the way to Champaign last night to get one. I had a bad feeling about going to Champaign, but I knew if I didn’t then I wouldn’t do anything today and would feel like I wasted my day, since I had been invited to do something. And on the way back home my car decided to break down! I was by myself…on the interstate…in literally the middle of nowhere…at night…in the rain. Yeah it was fun. Fortunately there was a cop nearby and he saw my emergency lights. Thank God I was able to get back. But I have to take it to get looked at. I almost went home this weekend too. Man, that would have happened on the way home. That would have been even worse.

So we went innertubing today and it freaking sucked. It was supposed to be a 2.5 hour trail and wound up being over four hours. Plus the water was so shallow and I kept hitting things. I have a huge painful bruise on my lower right part of my back, and will probably have more bruises tomorrow. Oy.

Apparently Marni got a tattoo while my Dad was out of town this week. I was told it’s an owl on her arm. I don’t understand why anyone would ever want a tattoo.

But this video goes along with that:

I randomly thought about the song “Stars and The Moon” from “Songs for a New World” and felt like I should post the lyrics here, though I’m not sure why. Maybe someone reading this needs to hear it?

I met a man without a dollar to his name
Who had no traits of any value but his smile
I met a man who had no yearn or claim to fame
Who was content to let life pass him for a while
And I was sure that all I ever wanted
Was a life like the movie stars led
And he kissed me right here, and he said,

“I’ll give you stars and the moon and a soul to guide you
And a promise I’ll never go
I’ll give you hope to bring out all the life inside you
And the strength that will help you grow.
I’ll give you truth and a future that’s twenty times better
Than any Hollywood plot.”
And I thought, “You know, I’d rather have a yacht.”

I met a man who lived his life out on the road
Who left a wife and kids in Portland on a whim
I met a man whose fire and passion always showed
Who asked if I could spare a week to ride with him
But I was sure that all I ever wanted
Was a life that was scripted and planned
And he said, “But you don’t understand —

“I’ll give you stars and the moon and the open highway
And a river beneath your feet
I’ll give you day full of dreams if you travel my way
And a summer you can’t repeat.
I’ll give you nights full of passion and days of adventure,
No strings, just warm summer rain.”
And I thought, “You know, I’d rather have champagne.”

I met a man who had a fortune in the bank
Who had retired at age thirty, set for life.
I met a man and didn’t know which stars to thank,
And then he asked one day if I would be his wife.
And I looked up, and all I could think of
Was the life I had dreamt I would live
And I said to him, “What will you give?”

“I’ll give you cars and a townhouse in Turtle Bay
And a fur and a diamond ring
And we’ll be married in Spain on my yacht today
And we’ll honeymoon in Beijing.
And you’ll meet stars at the parties I throw at my villas
In Nice and Paris in June.”

And I thought, “Okay.”
And I took a breath
And I got my yacht
And the years went by
And it never changed
And it never grew
And I never dreamed
And I woke one day
And I looked around
And I thought, “My God…
I’ll never have the moon.”

I think I just figured out why it’s important to kiss before you are married: you need to find someone with the lung capacity to blow up innertubes for your kids. It’s not as easy as it looks…