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14 December 2006 @ 09:01 pm
i can't believe people actually live in florida.
02 December 2006 @ 10:04 pm
I went into work this morning expecting to work a seven hour shift. I left thirteen and a half hours later. OW OW OW.

29 November 2006 @ 01:36 pm
As a Central Pennsylvanian, I have a pesky habit of dropping "to be" from my sentences. A popular example of this is, instead of saying "The car needs to be washed" I would say, "The car needs washed".

I am now finding that the same speech fault translates quite nicely to my writing. Reading over my paper draft, I found thirty two incidents of dropping the "to be". My paper is now a full page longer. Thanks, grammar!
28 November 2006 @ 06:03 pm
I am. So. Cold. It's already down to 32 and it's only 6pm. I wish we had heat. The end.
20 November 2006 @ 05:26 pm
dear east coast,

what the fuck, it's going to get up to 60 while i'm visiting? where are my frosty winters?

love, kathryn

dear global warming,

joke's over, we get it, it's not funny. i do not want to move to the yukon and pray for flurries when i get older.

18 November 2006 @ 04:25 pm
Here´s the latest.

My computer died hard a week and a half ago, and now I have a shiny new one. It´s adorable. Hooray. Firefox let's me download a Spanish online dictionary, so now I am unstoppable with my online homework. Take that!

I started serving at VQ which makes me hurt, a lot. I worked from 8am-3pm this morning and I'm on a brief break which ends in about fifteen minutes. Damn. So instead of trying to crank out another round of web homework, I'll post to livejournal, because I'm a little bit stupid. Oh well.

I'll be in Philadelphia next weekend, and I cannot wait.
09 November 2006 @ 05:33 pm
best meal ever: gnocchi+two fried eggs+tomato sauce
06 November 2006 @ 05:38 pm
Radiofrequency Ablation

Because - ouch, my leg hurts.
05 November 2006 @ 09:08 pm
Second year in Oregon:

It's very interesting to stand on my porch and watch it rain. I now know that it's not going to pass in a few hours. It will be some degree of damp for the next six months. I remember dry days, I think, but I'm not sure if they are from May or November.

I wonder if it is entirely selfish of me to up and transfer schools AGAIN. Why don't I just retrieve a degree from PSU in linguistics and then go to a much more refined school for my graduate work. It's not like PSU will have me do a thesis. Re-evaluating my entire plan. I still hold hope that one day, my license will carry a flattering picture of myself.

I got promoted to server at VQ. Meaning that, five shifts a week, I host, but now I have two shifts of serving, increasing as needed. It makes me want to stay. I like this job, I like it a lot.

The laundromat permanently pressed wrinkles into all of my skirts last week. I now am going to wash my clothes at home and pray that they hang dry in time. And go shopping after work tomorrow and hopefully acquire some wrinkle-free skirts for a song. Plus buy a button down work shirt and some shoes that don't have such a fancy for suctioning water up into them.

Two weeks until Philadelphia. My Christmas present will be many meals and some new clothes. I am excited (and well aware that Christmas is much further off, but damnit- this is just how my family does things).

I think I may start washing my hair more than once a week. I'll let you know how that goes.
31 October 2006 @ 08:41 pm
fun things to hear at the dentist:

"oh, did i hit a nerve? when that happened to me i almost shit myself"
(after gauze has mysteriously been packed into my mouth, removed, and repacked for a few minutes when the professor finally wanders over)"oh, i see you've got some hemorrhaging going on. you know, when you take the impression, that's just going to start up again."