Archive for July, 2005

glow of my screen

Tuesday July 19, 2005

I ask Katie to grab the keys out of my pocket.

I handle the steering wheel with ease as I drive home.

Glancing occasionally when I pass a street light.

With the utmost care I open the box of cereal.

Typing now in the glow of my screen I admire them.

I love the sound of the click click click on my keys.

They are beautiful.

So very pretty.

My ruby red fingernails are hypnotic.

i’ve been tagged

Monday July 18, 2005

Since back from Montana I have almost caught up on reading all your blogs, helped my parents begin decluttered their house, and started reading the new Harry Potter. I am officially recovering from my vacation (thank goodness I am unemployed!).

Awhile back Marissa “tagged” me so in reply, this is what I have to say:

Ten years ago:

I was 15 years old and in tenth grade in high school. I played volleyball and ran track (800 meters). I played soccer in the summer. I had braces. I was starting to loose my best girl friend (to her nasty boyfriend). I was in the classic high school mood.

Five years ago:

I was 20 years old and a sophomore in college. This was the year my life changed for the better. I started to make better decisions with school and with my involvement with college. I also started a long distance relationship with Jake!

One year ago:

I was in my last year of graduate school and my last year as a teaching assistant. Second semester of school I moved back home to save money and get away from the annoying girls who had moved into the apartment below me. Living at home again was a blessing.


I helped my Mom and Dad clean out underneath the steps…OH MY GOSH. We decluttered, organized and chucked some junk! It took us all day.


Just got back from the DQ and I got to see my friends Meghan and Katie! I caught up on some blog reading and started doing laundry.


I want to start working on my photo albums. Go down to Starbucks and visit friends (and pick up tips). Maybe go to the YWCA. Need to go to a work meeting for my apartment building.

Five snacks I enjoy:

Cookies, Blue Chips, Apples and Cheese, Banana Splits, Walnuts.

Five bands that I know the lyrics of MOST of their songs:

This question I do not think I can answer, I am notorious for not knowing the name of a band let alone the lyrics. I like the radio because I can hear all the new songs.

Five things I would do with $100,000,000:

I would start a card shop, I would buy a house for my parents in Minneapolis, I would buy land and build my dream house, I would buy a hybrid car for everyone in my family, and I guess I would go shopping!

Five locations I’d like to run away to:

Italy, New Zealand, California, New York, Maine.

Five bad habits I have:

I procrastinate, I let my dishes build up, I sometimes will not change the toilet paper roll (just set it on top), I procrastinate, I procrastinate.

Five things I like doing:

Take photographs, have Cosmos with my girlfriends, talk on the phone with Jake, write letters, coming home.

Five things I would never wear:

Really lime green, a jumper, really short shorts, pleated pants, tapered jeans.

Five TV shows I like:

The Amazing Race, Survivor, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, Felicity.

Five movies I like:

Amalie, Hoosiers, Great Expectations, Swiss Family Robinson, Anne of Green Gables.

Five famous people I’d like to meet:

Oh there are too many! Oprah, Julia Roberts, Prince William, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston.

Five biggest joys at the moment:

My trip to Montana, my relationship with Jake, my blog, my current state of unemployment, my upcoming move.

Five favorite toys:

My iBook, digital camera, my handheld solitaire game, my bike, my new Harry Potter book.

Wow, that is harder than it looks! Hope everyone is having a good day!


Saturday July 16, 2005

Yesterday Mom and I drove all day and stopped for dinner in Wall, South Dakota; which is the home of the famous Wall Drug Store! As a kid I remember running through all the little shops and thinking there was no possible way for me to see everything…it was so much bigger back then. Last night I overheard a man turn to his wife and say,”This town is nothing more than a glorified shopping mall.” Even though Wall Drug is silly and overdone it is an experience and a fine place to rest on a long rode trip.

Montana is breathtakingly beautiful but the home Cindy and Darius have created there is even more beautiful. I thank them for such a wonderful week!

This trip with my Mom was wonderful. We laughed a lot and realized we can take trips with just the two of us…and not go completely crazy.

painted meadows

Thursday July 14, 2005

On our hike today Cindy, Mom and I enjoyed painted meadows of yellow, white, blue, orange, and purple wildflowers. It was a perfect day with a wide open Big Sky view of the mountain valley.

Tomorrow Mom and I are leaving for Minnesota early, the beauty of Montana will be hard to leave.

through the glass

Tuesday July 12, 2005