Untitled Blog Post About Your Stupid Phone

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So courtesy note to the whole wide world, especially people who sit near me in my classes, particularly someone in the class I'm taking right now, we'll call her "Obnoxious" (since "Stupid" and "Trashy" are already taken): putting your phone on "vibrate" instead of "silent" or "off" is not the same thing. Because apparently your phone is the size of a brick or you've got a Thunderstick A-200 in your backpack and it's rattling around in there loudly banging on the table while I'm trying to take a test. It's just as disturbing as if you hadn't turned the ringer off in the first place. I know exactly how many missed calls you have and that you've got a voicemail waiting for you. So do me a favor, hit the "volume down" button ONE MORE TIME, because the vibrating is just not gonna work. That's what she said. Also I hate you.

Movie Fail

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Apparently I have movie watching to do. Let me just say that I'm suuuuper picky when it comes to movies and I really have to be in the mood to watch a new one because I have my faves that I can (and do) watch over and over again without getting sicks of them. But I was in the car with Rachael's kids and Dale earlier and I got made fun of BAD for my lack of "cool movie" viewing. My name is Meredith, and I haven't seen any of the Shrek movies, any of the Harry Potter movies, or any of the Star Wars ones except the first movie which is actually the fourth movie or something? Yes. And to Tristian, Madee, and Dale, this is hilarious, blasphemous, and makes me a loser.

So it looks like I know what I'm doing when A&P is over. But in return they should have to watch Casablanca, Dazed and Confused, Brokedown Palace, and Super Troopers. What's that you say? Those are some of the most awesome movies ever made? YES, well then why are you making fun of me for not seeing Shrek? ;-) Juuuuust kidding. Besides, those aren't really good movies for kids. I don't know, though, Casablanca's been my fave since I was at least eleven. So yeah, weird and extremely long movie marathon at my casa sometime in August? Whatever.

PS: Katie I know you're waiting for Stupid and Trashy but I still have A&P to study for b/c there's ANOTHER test tomorrow (I know!) so I'll write about them later. Love!

Dissection Bingo

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So you can go right ahead and add "Sheep Brain" to the list of animals/animal parts that I've dissected. For someone with zero intention of entering any field at all having to do with biology it's a fairly lengthy list, especially given how much I love animals and find taking them apart distasteful. Frog, fetal pig, squid, shark...there have been others. I have thus far avoided the "cat" bullet and I honestly don't intend to ever do that. But anyway. Yes. Today, I woke up, got dressed, went to Wal-Mart (needed safety glasses in case the brain, like, squirted something at me), took my lecture exam (No comment. Except to say it didn't go well.), went to lab and took apart a sheep's brain. Weird day.

And then my prof guy Eric was like "Ok so we're done for now, put your brains in a bag and name it so you can find it later" and one of my lab partners hands it to me and is like "Here, Meredith, you can name it." What the F do you name a sheep brain? I mean really. So naturally I had to be inappropriate and I named it Fluffy. Complete with little hearts. So we can find it later.

And also it's Michelle's and Madee's birthday!! Aww yay. So I have a practical tomorrow and I'll be the loser reviewing bones and muscles at the table tonight while everyone else is eating. Oh the joyful joys of summer school. :-)

I love...

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...autopost. :-) Some of you might know that I have been muy busy this past weekend but did that stop me from posting on my blog? NO. Why? Cuz I can write stuff about bad movies I haven't seen or TRIVIA FINALS (see below) on Thursday and tell blogger not to post it 'til Friday or Saturday. Amazing! It's the little things that get me through the day.

Also I had an absolutely impeccable weekend, I'm sure I'll write more about it soon but for the time being I'm pretty exhausted so I'm off to bed. LOVE!!

TRIVIA FINALS! JULY 30

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Finally found out when the trivia finals are! Wednesday, July 30, 7:30 pm at Pluckers at Burnet and 183 and EVERYONE should be there!! We're reserving a table but they'll only let us reserve for eight and we'll probably have more than that so get there early. We'll probably get there by 6:30 at the very latest. Let me know if you're going to be there so we can be sure to save you a seat! Everybody's welcome! We don't know what the prize is yet but it's ours. Awesomely, epically ours.

I'm so offended...

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...by the new "Mummy" movie. The first one was actually good, the second was entertaining at least and...what the hell is this crap? Absolutely ridiculous is what it is. As a person who actually values good movies I'm just really irritated that it's even a thing. Also I love critiquing movies I have no intention of ever seeing. And that's all I have to say about that.

I'm like 80. Get off my lawn!

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It's AMAZING the things we put ourselves through for clothing. I wore my black leather high heeled boots out last night for Amy's birthday and OMG my whole body is just in so much pain today. First of all, they're a little bit big and I tripped coming down my parents' stairs, so I rolled one ankle sideways, bent the other foot really weirdly, and had to grab both banisters to keep myself from falling down the stairs. Then by 2:30 in the morning walking back to the car (uphill, of course) I thought my feet were going to fall off. So of course it hurts to walk because the bottoms of my feet are pretty painful and my right ankle is stiff and sore where I rolled it over, and my back hurts from trying to compensate for my walking different and my arms hurt from saving my life when I tried to fall down the stairs (gravity fail). I feel like some 80 year old, just get me a walker.

Oh and then I was so tired this morning I was still mostly asleep when I got to class so as I was getting all my crap together my keys fell between the seat and the center console and I remember thinking "Oh, I need to grab those" but I was pretty groggy so...I didn't. But I locked the doors anyway. With the keys inside. Oops. Luckily my mom and dad have a spare key and my dad's on vacation this week so he came to rescue me. Needless to say, I have a huge weekend ahead of me and I'm more FREAKIN EXHAUSTED than I have been maybe ever.

And now I sleep.

The Evolution of Mere

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Ha, I randomly stumbled across my Xanga site. That's TWO blogs ago, mis amigos! It was really funny to read what was going on for me back then (like 2005). It's at www.xanga.com/merebear1423 and then there was, of course, the Myspace which has kind of been revived lately. ;-) This is still my go-to blog though. Anyway, I just think it's interesting how a person grows and changes and how it's all documented there on the internet. All the things that are different about my life now than they were three our four years ago. Everything that's happened, people who have come and gone, things I've learned or changed. Can you imagine if we had to go back to an oral tradition (there's a "That's what she said" joke somewhere in there but I'll let you work it out) and couldn't write things down? Hell, I've lost half of the pen-and-paper journals I've ever owned. To have things documented in one place is just kind of unique to our generation and it's actually pretty cool.

Anyway. Just wanted to share because, you know...it's my blog, dammit.

I feel like I'm living the worst day over and over again...

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I hate everything today. Well, actually, I've hated everything since about 10:00 last night. Few people have ever seen me completely emotionally strung out and let me tell you, I can put crackheads to shame. So I'm emotionally and physically EXHAUSTED because I hate this whole summer and finally last night I had a terrible headache (read the previous post) and every little sound was super magnified and I was really sick of everything when I went to bed. Annnnd then the air conditioner outside our window is broken again. Because our apartment complex not only will not spray for fleas because they're too cheap, they will also apparently not permanently fix a damn thing. And also our apartment complex management = sucky. So I lie down and YEP can't relax because there's this thing outside that sounds like a griding truck engine. Awesome! Finally I decide I'm going to go sleep on the couch so I take my little blanket and pillow and wander on out and...yes more ridiculousness. The guy above us apparently likes to do his laundry at 12:30 in the morning and his dryer is the biggest PIECE of CRAP ever. It's the thing that I thought was a rowing machine. Yeah, Dale figured it out. It's a dryer. The worst. Dryer. EVER. And I had a terrible headache and an 8:40 AM class and lab so I popped a codeine that Dr. Eady had given me a while ago, which makes me feel like crap but it eventually knocks me out. So finally I fell asleep and around 3:30 I woke up and missed Dale so I wandered in to the bedroom and crashed there. Freakin terrible night.

Then today the fun continues, I wanted to return my Spanish book that I paid $90 for (Used.) and the crazy lady at the bookstore wrote 7/11 on the receipt and said "This is the last day to bring it back for a full refund." So, no prob. I'm not sure if I'm going to finish the class so I decided last night to return it because I can always buy it again if I need it later on. And today, 7/11, I go to the bookstore to return my book and get my refund and, YEAH, closed. Awesome. I called the Northridge store and? Nope. Also closed. Hey Bookstore? I hate you. Also you owe me 90 bucks.

So here's hoping the rest of the weekend goes better. Anybody want to do anything fun, not lame, and that won't make me want to cry, give me a call!

Um, Ow?

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So I'm in desperate need of an emergency yoga class. Seriously, this is ridiculous! Wednesday night we went to trivia (which we WON by the way because we're the awesomest team ever) and I'm sitting there all happy and kind of crunched at the table between Dale and Andrew and all of a sudden Dale goes "Oh my God!" and I turn to look at what he's looking at and my BFF Amanda is standing behind me! I was completely shocked and when I attempted to do the requesite "surprise best friend dance and squeal" in that position, the muscle in my neck that connects the left side of the top of my neck to my head (Does that make sense? Katie, little help?) cramped up like a mofo. It was amazing! That's never actually happened to me before. Oh, and it hurt. Like quite a bit.

So anyway it stayed crunched for a few min and then it loosened up but still hurt pretty bad and so today the whole side of my neck is pretty sore and feels almost bruised AND since it's pretty tight I have a pretty bad headache. :-( Random pain = not good. And now you get to read about me complain about this. And this is why nobody reads my blog. ;-)

Dancing

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Maybe my favorite thing right this minute. Go get it on iTunes if you don't already have it!

Time is gonna take my mind
And carry it far away where I can fly
The depth of life will dim my temptation to live for you
If I were to be alone silence would rock my tears
'Cause it's all about love
And I know better
How life is a waving feather

So I put my arms around you
Around you
And I know that I'll be leaving soon
My eyes are on you
They're on you
And you see that I can't stop shaking

No I won't step back
But I look down to hide from your eyes
'Cause what I feel
Is so sweet
And I'm scared that even my own breath
Oh it could burst if it were a bubble
And I better dream if I have to struggle

So I put my arms around you
Around you
And I hope that I will do no wrong
My eyes are on you
They're on you
And I hope that you won't hurt me

I'm dancing in your room as if I were in the woods with you
No need for anything but music
Music's the reason why
I know time still exists
Time still exists
Time still exists
Time still exists

So I just put my arms around you
Around you
And I hope that I will do no wrong
My eyes are on you
They're on you
And I hope that you won't hurt me
My arms around you
They're around you
And I hope that I will do no wrong
My eyes are on you
They're on you
They're on you

Elisa - Dancing