Monday, December 29, 2008

at home with dad....

I work at my dad's hardware store in the smallest town in Virginia while I'm home. My dad is a republican in that way that I'm-a-republican-and-everyone-else-is-a-lesser-citizen way, and despite the fact that I have a strict no-talking policy when it comes to politics with my dad, he seems to know that I voted for Barack...which he likes to mention whenever a member of his particular brand of republican-ism comes in.

It's really great that I'm not allowed to have my own opinions without getting ridiculed in public by my father.

yay political bigotry!

If it weren't for the fact that my dad is a really great guy, other than the fact that he thinks he's always right, and the fact that I love him more than anything in the world, I would run away.

That's all that I have to say about that.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Groceries and Aaron Karo

Ok, so I'm in the middle of finals. I'm leaving for Manhattan in a week, and I'm thinking, I'm out of food but I'm leaving in a week, so why would I buy more? It's like, just buy a half-gallon of milk you fool! Now I have to drive 10 minutes to get a sub instead of 2 minutes to the grocery store because I'm too lazy to buy my own bread and turkey.

Also, have you ever had a conversation where someone is talking about a blog you read? Here is an example:

E: So, the guy whose blog I read went to Penn, and it's so funny how he talks about how crazy it is up there because it's an ivy league school and you don't expect that kind of thing from an ivy league school.

Me: Why are they all from Penn? The guy whose blog I read is from Penn, too. What are they doing, creating a new species of funny blog authors? Have you ever heard of Ruminations by Aaron Karo?

E: Are you effing kidding me

Really? In this era of billions of blogs, how is it that E and I, two completely opposite personalities, ended up reading and loving the same blog by some guy who lives in LA? Of course, there are other blogs that aren't read by anyone but the author. Oh, oops. Did I just call myself out?

by the way, check out Read from the beginning. This guy was funnier than me, and more intelligent than I ever hope to be, when he was a freshman in college. This guy figured out things it took me 3 years of college to figure out in his first month. Makes me question the validity of my GPA.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

woohoo football!!!

So! It's time you know where I go to school because have I got some news! After an embarassing start to the season, the Virginia Tech Hokies are going to the Orange Bowl in (what we hope to be) sunny Miami Florida!

I say I hope because last year we went and it was cold and miserable the entire time. Not exactly the kind of weather you would expect: when you look outside your window and see the palm trees swaying in the wind and being pounded by the rain, it's straight-up depressing.

E and Twin are coming with! And we are (yes, we are, and no, I am not kidding) DRIVING 17 hours to go to this game. It's over new years, so all of E's roommates/our friends who are in the band are going to party like it's the year we graduate in Miami! How cool will that be?

Word to the wise: If you want to drink in Florida, it's strictly BYO unless you want to pay 30 bucks for a 350 of aristocrat. We're bringing champagne, too!! yummy! Yes, I am of age.

If the weather is beautiful, get prepared for pictures and be prepared to be jealous because it's FLORIDA instead of blacksburg Virginia (where it is colder than the average tundra)