Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Happy Birthday Jesus, I'm sorry your party was so lame!"-Michael Scott, Regional Manager, Dunder Mifflin Scranton Branch

So tonite is the night before I leave for Texas. I decided I couldn't wait to open the prezzies from Grandma and Grandpa "GOC" so me and mom went tearing into them. Here are a few...
Clearly I am wearing a sweatshirt addressed to mom. It reads, "Blessed to be Grandma". I stole it. And the box of brownies is clearly inexplicably large and in charge. yum.


I love to have my coffee on the go. I am a taster, and this is my choice. By the way, the pick around my neck says, "pick jesus". How catchy.



How obnoxious. Someone was just showing off. Well Mr. Hickory down at Hickory Farms sure does know how to grow em.




"Grow in the Grace"-I was planning on it, thanks. But not just any old grace. THE grace.



Three mini bottles of Avon lotion. There really is nothing funny to say about this, it is what it is.




Lather up ladies, it's gonna be a lonely night. Good thing we have Mr. Hickory Farms to keep us company. ;) ;)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Tuesday-bluesday

Tomorrow is my final final. The finale. It is the most dreaded one of all, Algebra. I am so overcome with nerves that I am afraid to study. (Hence the blogging). Yesterday I hung out with my best girlfriend who was home from college for Christmas and it was awesome. I bought a pair of extremely brigh DC shoes from the men's section of journies and I think my street cred. went up at least 25%. I am cool. But this post is really about one thing and one thing only. And that is inflatable lawn ornaments. A redneck's answer to prayers. "All I gotta do is plop it in my yard and plug it in? Sweet!" Awful. As I went to pick up Heather from her house yesterday I realized that there was an uninflated inflatable ornament in her yard. I mentioned it but she quickly silenced me after breifly explaining that her mom had bought it at a garage sale and that it was a touchy subject with her. BAHAHAHAHAHA! Here is a replica of the one her mom bought...and the rest are ones I saw on the way home from her house.







This is the creepiest one. It seems wrong when I look at it so I laugh, then I feel wrong for laughing. If only it included an inflatable confessional next to it.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

3:30 in the A.M.

How hard is it to find the computer keys in the dark? I am a fast typer without looking but I keep misplacing my hands and spelling words like this "jpwa ahard os ot"...gahh tonigt was a long night of work and I am trying to wind down. I actually read that looking at a computer screen before you go to bed can actually keep you awake. So I should probably be reading my bible. I thought tomorrow was Sunday and I got all excited because I havent been to church in 2 weeks. (which got a laugh outta my work friends). Then to spite them I sang "I got the joy down in my heart". But I bought a really cute top to wear on Sunday and it should gaurentee me a date if not a wedding proposal, so...I will end with the story of the worst people to ever set foot into the restaurant where I work, Steak n Shake. (Steak n Gay) or (Skank n Shake-By Holly Koper) They are in their fifties, wifey has her breasticles hanging out for the world to meet and hubbie demands that a rootbeer float be on the table before he sits. Wifey orders a double cheese burger, dry dry, but not hard. "I dont want leather. And dont put the cheese in the middle, make it an open faced sandwich with the cheese on top" she says. (side note: i once went to the trouble of drawing a diagram of her burger for the cook, didnt work) "I want at least 4 of the reddest tomatoes you have, and a little onion. And I wont be needing mayonase, I brought my own." She says as she pats the tiny tupperware next to her. (!) Upon delivering her meal she presses her polished finger into the center of her burger patty. "Feel that burger" she says to me. I feel it, violated in some way. Then I say "I will go cook it myself. No one knows how you like it except me,(!!)I guess." Then I go and try to explaing to Alex that she isnt just hating on his cooking skills because he is black, she hates all races of the ones who makes her burger. 7$ later they are gone and I can breathe again until the next weekend when they come in demanding their RBFLs and non-leather roadkill burgers. gah. RBFL=rootbeerfloat

Monday, December 1, 2008

Home Again

Last night I got home from Texas around 12:30 am. The cat had been quite messy with the kitty litter and I was in need of some desperate laundry duty. School went quickly today and I came straight home to clean. I picked up the dog from grandma's, vacuumed the entire house, cleaned my bathroom and the kitchen, did the dishes, threw out the kitty litter, then made lunch and watched the office until work. When I got home from work at 10:30 I took a shower with the dog because Grandma warned me that she smelled, and put a clean cover slip on her bed, gave her a bone and sent her to bed. Emmitt has been crazy. He actually jumped onto my lap while I went pee last night. He layed on the keyboard while I printed off homework last night and has not quieted down until this evening. The animals follow me around like I'm Dr. Dolittle. Nice. Here are some pics from Texas. We had a blast and I can't wait for finals to be over so I can go back!



Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fly

Silly me, I booked mom and dad's flight to depart at like 6 am. Then their airline changed the flight time to something like 5:30am to use fewer planes or something. Gahh, dad is mad at me. He wanted to get a hotel in orlando so that we wouldn't hafta wake up super early to drive to the airport but I told him that it will cost more to get a hotel than it will to park the car at the airport for 5 days. (I certainly know how to appeal to his better nature). So he agreed and hopefully will not rant all the way to the airport tomorrow. I feel really bad. My train of thought was, "I never sleep the night before a trip. I am always up until at least 3, breathing heavily, then sleep until about 5 and lay in bed until my alarm goes off." So why wait until 9am to fly out? Oh well, my bad.
Anywholigans, my tasks this afternoon are 1)Ace my math test in at 12:15 2)Finish my oceanography homework 3)cram 5 days worth of awesome outfits into a small carry-on 4)go to steak n' gay to say goodbye to zak and lasha 5)go to books-a-million to get a discount on Twilight from my friend who works there. a)Resist the urge to let him give it to me for free so that he dosnt ask me out again. 6)take sleeping pills at 7pm so that I will fall asleep by 9. Now I am off to start off on my list of tasks by acing my math test! Happy Thanksgivings to all. (both)
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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas Tree-Up Day

Faux-Thanksgiving went well. I missed pretty much all of it because I had to work but I watched the home video of Ian, Kaylie and Shannon having a "dance party". Ian's key phrase the whole day was "sexy beast". So he continuously called Grandma CC "sexy beast". At one point he was doing a slow dance with mom and she spun him out on the end of her arm so that he came nose to nose with grandma sitting at the table and he said in a very serious voice "It's great to see you here, you sexy beast." Then he spun back in and continued his dance. I love it. Shannon and Kaylie are already in 7th grade! They are so cute dancing together and so pretty. Shannon is as skinny at a rail and says, "don't you love my jeans? I love how they show off my curves." She is such a cutie. Kaylie is mostly queit and shy but has a lot of fun. Uncle Jeff ranted about Tammy the whole time I was there. And at one point I mentioned the Faux-Thanksgiving we had in 2006 before we went to MISSISSIPPI for a Koper thanksgiving. Grandma cracked me up when she said, "and you had that other boyfriend, that...muscle-bound one" and then she did a sexy little shimmy. lol. I was like..."ehh, sure". Then uncle Jeff said "that boyfriend talked a lot, all he did was talk, talk talk talk."

No uncle jeff...that was you. ;) <3

Today I went to see Twilight and I am definately gonna read the books. Then Grandparents came over and we decked the halls. Here is a picture of dad on his inversion table in case you were curious. Apparently, inquiring mind need to know.
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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Faux-Thanksgiving

Today is the day that the marshes have thier "faux Thanksgiving" with all of the Cross clan before we jet-set away to Leah's for our actual Thanksgiving. I am still in need of an eye-popping outfit for the Turkey Trot. Seeing as how it will be at an ungodly hour and we will be missing the parade (that I never really watch anyway) I now have the perfect excuse to buy an awesome running outfit. Anyway, I'm going to post this video because Leah said she never saw it and I think Steven was very cute and serious in it. (Summer 08) I think this was the day after Holly and Jr. left and Leah was trying to get the house cleaned up after not sweeping all week, so I took the kids out back. My true intent in this video was to get the cute way steven says water, "wah-wer". But everything else he says is pretty hilarious.

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Anyway, my goal for this next few days is to get as much work done before Texas as possible. Seeing as how I have finals when I get back, this will be my cramming week.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday

Last night I was up until 4 with itchy leg-syndrome. It's sort of like restless leg syndrome but itchier. So I decided around 3:45 that I would not be attending church because that is not enough sleep. However, my good ole internal alarm clock woke me up at precisely the time I usually wake up for church. So I said, "ok, God. I suppose something spectacular is going to happen at church today that you do not want me to miss" However, I didn't notice anything at all. I just yawned a lot.
However, after church my animals were in excellen form for picture taking and I needed some recent pictures to put on my boring myspace. Also I had the pleasure of watching dad "thaw" some leftover ham.
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ahh, delicious. In more exciting sunday events, I watched 4 movies between 1 and 3pm before my nap. (at the same time!!) LiarLiar, Dinosaur, What Women Want, Inspector Gadget. Then after my nap I went and saw Role Models in theaters. Pretty funny.
Other random moments:
~I shared on of those KFC giant box meals with a friend...and I won a free biscuit on my cup peal-off sticker...so I had to get it right? Never Again, KFC. Never.
~Yesterday it was a high if 85 degrees, today's high, 60. Crazy freakin weather.
~Today I saw the object of my interest wearing jeans with flipflops. I was offended.
~Today I refused to share my candy bar with Jake and then didn't even finish eating it and ended up throwing it away. haha.
~Today I was so excited about the cold weather that I had a wardrobe change half way throught the day so that I could be seen in my new winter coat and my old GAP one that makes me look oh so sophisticated.
~Today dad told me I looked "sharp". I think that means sophisticated. I think it was due to the coats. (2)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

What kind of a tree is that?

Official new desktop background^^^^^
Last night at work I heard my first Christmas song of the season on the radio! It's not truely the season until the radio stations are playing it and there it was. It was "Merry Christmas". You know that song, "although it's been said, many times many ways, merry chirstmas....toooooo....yooooou." That one. And it was glorious. Then they played "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Jingle Bell Rock" later on. Everyone was so crabby though. I pointed out to some customers how great it was and they said..."I'm not felling that". Weird.

Oh well. I only have 20 more days of classes including finals! I can practically hear the airport calling me from here. My old forgotten friend and I will again be reunined under the greatest of causes...Thanksgiving. Then I will leave him for two weeks and return again for the most holy of reasons...Christmas! Yay!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Voting Day

Today I am really nervous. I voted early by mail and I keep praying every time I see a campaign sticker. Haha, I'm freaking out. I just looked up the current Electoral College Votes for the states and here is what is going on so far as of 11:13 a.m. I think.
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So it looks alright but Obama won California which is a big one, but Texas, New York and Florida are the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th biggest and we already won 2 of those. Oh man I'm scared. Haha. I needed to get this out so I can start on my Oceanography homework. My anxiety is skyrocketing. I hope my politically aware sisters are voting!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween weekend=The most tiring weekend of my life

So halloween night I decided to do something different with my hair for work. I mean, hey...it's halloween. (this is lame) So I went into work to find that I had a very poor line up of servers working with me and I suddenly turned into the leader of the group..."clean up your tables", "someone seat the door", "who left this here?!" We were actually completely dead most of the night despite my constant preparations for the worst. I just wanted everything to spotless in case we got a rush. Which we eventually did...at 2 am. Yes, America....on Halloween night. I worked from October 31, 2008-6PM until November 1, 2008-430AM. I havent been awake that early since I went to Texas this summer. And that's just the time I got to leave. Soooo many drunk people, girls in slutty costumes and hilarious tables. Even I felt drunk by 3AM. It was harsh. So the following day I slept from 5am to 1130 am then awoke to watch the office online which I had missed because of work on thursday...(wtf is up with jim and pam? I hate this long distance relationship) Then watched the end of Turner&Hooch, cried shamelessly when he died, and went back to sleep until work again at 6pm. Then at 3am I finally got to bed, forgetting to turn my clock back to gain that precious hour of sleep and was an hour early to church, where the object of my desire did not even talk to me. Oh what a weekend. If I wasnt $350 dollars richer from these last three days, I might just go insane. Now I'm doing laundry and watching Miracle on 34th street at midnight. Goodnight Friends.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Planning for Next Year

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I think I am going to buy a Halloween costume the week after Halloween so then I will have an insentive to do something fun next year. I have been trying to think for the last week and can't seem to remember what the heck I did last Halloween. I really wish I could remember. But that tells me that next year I need to try harder. Because I decided that 25 is the official age that Halloween goes out the window. You become the woman handing out candy or taking your kids trick or treating. So if I dont have kids by 25 (knock on wood) then I will be sitting on my front porch somewhere 5 years from now passing out tootsie rolls to Hannah Montana and Little Jack Sparrow. Before 20 you can still go out trick or treating...after that you have to do the party thing...and seeing as how I'm not much for parties...what will I do? I don't know. But I'll be wearing a marked down costume while I'm doing it. Then I think...a year from now...I'll have a new boyfriend, and a new job (call me ambitious). I'll be going to a new college. A lot will have changed. I better make it a good costume...haha.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

You said it, Bart.

Wow! I just got done taking my algebra test and I feel quite elated. My teacher gave me a few helpful (obvious) hints and I think I did quite well. It was down in the forties last night so today has been quite chilly. I felt quite Christmasy all day so I decided to make a cd for christmas rather than putting the song on my ipod. If they're on my ipod then I'll just have to remove them after New Years and that sounds pretty depressing. So here they are in case you want to make one of your own.

They are all you need for alittle Christmas cheer! (And the Lord of course):
~Merry Christmas-NSYNC(yep)
~Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas-(Judy Garland) But really anyone can sing the best Christmas song every written!
~Oh Holy Night-Mariah Carey
~All I want for Christmas is You-Again, Mariah (We love her)
~Baby, It's cold outside-Zooey Deschanel from the movie Elf sing this song magnificently.

That's all for now. Can't wait.
But I'm off to do some Humanities homework before I have to leave.

PS: 28+17=45 days until the massacre (semester) is over. The 28 and 17 day intervals are the time between which I will be going to visit Leah to cool my jets...see below.






Monday, October 27, 2008

Phi Theta Kappa



Today I handed in my money for PHI THETA KAPPA. I am an official member. Cool. If you don't know what it is, it is an international honor society for two-year colleges. I'm not really sure what it entails but I know there are a bunch of scholorship opportunities and discounts on books and supplies. I just really wanted to join something that could go on my record as being very academic and showing my gpa. You have to have a 3.5 to join and I have a 3.75 so I'm pretty happy with that. The ceremony for induction is thursday and you have to dress up and take pictures with your certificate and stuff. But I know mom and dad have to work because I didn't tell them I was joining and Thursday is pretty last-minute. I didn't want to tell them because I wasn't sure I could get the money ($70) in to the office on time. I will tell them tonight.

I'm going to study for my algebra test tomorrow. Not looking forward to it. I feel braindead already from today's classes. Exponential Functions and Vertical and Hoizontal Asymptopes. Should be an interesting test of my knowledge. ;(

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jinxies!

Leah and I were blogging at the same time. I just checked hers because I'm still learning about mine and there she is! Anyway, since I had last said that I always find things out about my sisters by reading their blogs because I don't get to talk to them as much as I would like to...wait...side note...I feel bad calling Leah because every time I call her someone is crying and I feel like I am being a hassle, which is why I am going to call her in an hour because on her blog I just read that she is putting the kids to bed. This is perfect! Anyway, I was going to list some things no one really knows about me because things like that are supposed to be compelling.

Here goes:
~I am compulsive about door-locking at night. I check all three doors and the alarm at least 3 times before I go to bed. (like open, close, lock, unlock, lock, half-unlock...)
~Sometimes I can't sleep because I am worried about my cat dying. I wonder when he'll die. haha. That's so terrible. I just love him so much I don't want him to die.
~Whenever I see that commercial for the Humane Society with Sarah McClauclin in it and she's singing "in the arms of the angel" and it shows all those battered animals, I go and find my dog and give her treats without making her sit, shake and lay down first. Just because. ;)
~I worry that I am gonna get caught for illegal download of music so I do it at my friends houses.
~In the past five months I have been seen by 5 different doctors for all different things. And I'm very healthy!
~Today I saw these three sisters 14, 15, and 20 years old fighting at church in front of everyone. It was embarassing. And it made me miss my sisters.
~Today I told my mom that I only want 2 kids and she said "ONLY TWO!!!" haha. Like 3 is that much more!
~I set 3 alarm clocks all 3 minutes apart every night before bed because I worry that one of them will malfunction.
~I kind of want to join the Air Force.

My First Blog & Post

This is how geeky I am. I wanted to think of an interesting URL for my blog so that when my older sisters (who also blog) asked for my URL I could say "..." and they would be impressed with my quirky thinking abilities. So I thought long and hard (that's what she said) and then I thought, Urban Dictionary! Yes! So I looked up "redhead" on urban dictionary and came up with "ginger". And if you are new to urban dictionary, they always give you a funny little sentence or lengthy and often unnecessary explanation of the word. So the last sentence in the defenition of "ginger" was'

The condition, "gingervitis" is genetic and incurable'.

Perfect! http://Get-Gingervitis.blogspot.comI decided to start a blog because I am so super-stressed out in college right now that the thought of having to decided on where to go for my Bachelor's degree is freaking me out while I have had to come to terms with the fact that my social life is going down the drain. A lot going on. Also, I am often shocked at all the new things I learn about my sisters' lives by reading their blogs so I thought I would shock them right back. Except I can't think of anything shocking...I went to Busch Gardens yesterday...;)