Thursday, March 27, 2008

Yer face

Humorous Pictures
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Pyschiatric Ward called School

As i sit here in the student union at CSULB, i'm taking in deep breaths and trying to relax and focus on my Norton Anthology of English Literature. Fanny Fern talking about women and their existence as understood by men, Emerson talking about " The American Scholar" and Frederick Douglass bringing back terrible memories of growing up on a slave farm and the mistreatment of pure human beings by others. That all sounds so uplifting doesn't it? I always wonder why literature tends to be so depressing. Maybe happy literature would just be to boring. Then again, who was happy during 1820-1865?

Don't get me wrong, I love school and i treasure these moments of sitting with my regular ice blended mocha from Coffee Bean (along with it's perfectly paired blueberry muffin), in the Student Union. But has anyone ever really watched all the other students around them? I was watching others today and trying my best not to laugh. It's hilarious at some of the things that go on around you that you don't notice on a normal basis!

I have my American Lit. Professor sitting in front of me reading a self help book. This i find very interesting. I don't think he notices me in the corner though (thankfully). But i'll be seeing him in two hours for his wonderful midterm. To the other side of me, i have this girl who is loudly reciting her chemistry formulas out loud, and then softly cursing her book when she can't remember a certain formula. About 4 other students near by are completely knocked out in these amazingly comfy chairs the school provides. Some look like they are ready to fall off their chairs, and some have a combination of chairs so they can completely lay down. Two girls just walked behind me, and i swear the blonde said the word " like" about 11 times before walking 10 feet. ( Welcome to cal state long beach, lol)

I just love how odd students can be. We must look like a circus at times, talking to ourselves, cursing our books, falling asleep every chance we get, and more. But we all completely understand each other, because we are going through the same daily cycle of eat, study, eat, work, study, sleep. I think I've been reading to much literature .....

yay for spring break!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wedding pictures and updates

Wedding update, with pictures!

Here are my shoes!!! I finally ended up getting the pair i had wanted, and i LOVE them. At first i was scared about trying to pull off red wedding shoes, but i decided that i'm so in love with these that it will be worth it haha.

Here is the back of the bridesmaid dresses.... I would show more but they needed to be tailored and what not, as you can tell by the length :) But also, i didn't want to give to much away! And also, the lovely model bridesmaid is Ms. Amanda :) haha

And here is a dorky picture of my brother and i working on cookie's for the wedding with a fondant icing that we were experimenting with. It was really fun, i've become obsessed with fondant, and you can buy it for a pretty good price at Michaels, and just dye it to whatever color you desire. Plus it tastes amaaazing. My poor brother wasn't enjoying this as much as my mom and I though... hahaI apologize for my brother's hair. I call this his Will Ferrel look .... i guess it's called being 16 again haha.

So far we've gotten pretty much all of our vendors booked, but we just need to do the cake. We even bought our wedding rings last weekend. I don't want to pick mine up though, because i know if i have it in the apartment i won't be able to contain myself from wearing it haha. Now we just need to focus on our songs for the wedding, which is looking to be a lot harder than i thought. You know, it sure is complicated throwing such a huge party!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

This was taken from good ol' Wikipedia .... this is amazing haha.

"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is a grammatically correct sentence used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated constructs. It has been discussed in literature since 1972 when the sentence was used by William J. Rapaport, currently an associate professor at the University at Buffalo.[1] It was posted to Linguist List by Rapaport in 1992.[2] It was also featured in Steven Pinker's 1994 book The Language Instinct. Sentences of this type, although not in such a refined form, have been known for a long time. A classic example is the proverb "Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you".

here is the link to read more

and the best sentence ever: hus, the sentence when parsed reads as a description of the pecking order in the social hierarchy of buffaloes living in Buffalo:
[Those] (Buffalo buffalo) [whom] (Buffalo buffalo buffalo) buffalo (Buffalo buffalo).
[Those] buffalo(es) from Buffalo [that are intimidated by] buffalo(es) from Buffalo intimidate buffalo(es) from Buffalo.
Bison from Buffalo, New York who are intimidated by other bison in their community also happen to intimidate other bison in their community.