Burning The Souffle

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Perhaps I should just buy a reel mower March 30, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachel @ 3:31 pm

I am completely and totally crap at anything DIY. I can barely remember when I am supposed to put gas in the car, for example, last night, I was driving on the interstate, happily singing along to the radio, when I suddenly noticed a little light on on the dash. “Why is there a little yellow light blinking at me?” I thought, and then, immediately, “OH SHIT. It’s the gas light!” Now, I’m not totally stupid, and I do know that the car can go for a little while with the gas light on, and that there is no need for a panic attack. However, I was a) out in the middle of nowhere, with miles til the next exit, and b) I had no idea how long the damn thing had been on. It could have been on for days, possibly weeks, as I cannot really recall the last time I put gas in my car (three weeks? four weeks? my car is most definitely NOT a gas guzzler). Luckily, an exit came up in the next few miles and I was able to fill my car (yes, I DO know how to pump gas, score one for me.)

Another example: I’ve had my laptop for three years. The first time the screen was ever cleaned was last week. Why? I don’t know, I guess I thought it was like a Gremlin (the furry animal thing, not the car) and would go all evil and kill people or something if it got wet. D picked up my laptop, moaned about the screen being covered in caked on sneeze juices, and then wiped it off….WITH WATER.

Obviously, it’s still working. (I should have known nothing can kill it after I spilled ginger ale on the keyboard…which did not harm it in any way, shape, form, or fashion. (Not that I’m recommending it) )

Hmm..what else have I not been able to fix…oh yes, we got a new computer monitor (for the desktop) and it’s HUGE. Unfortunately, it’s hugeness made something about the words go all wonky and makes me feel cross eyed whenever I try to watch YouTube videos on it. *Le Sigh*

I told my parents I would help them mow their lawn this weekend, but maybe I’ll just do the backyard, as I have a tendency to create crop circles with the mower.

Or maybe I should just buy one of those little reel mowers. I’m pretty sure I couldn’t mess that up. (Not so sure what effect it would have on the jungle of lawn fertilized by Miss Mayzie Jane though.)


I’m sure this will offend someone… March 25, 2009

Filed under: the internets is cheaper than therapy,well shit — Rachel @ 7:07 pm

So, since I’m a mega-nerd and such, I keep in touch with a few people on something that rhymes with “High Place”.
And since I’m nosy, I look at their profiles and poke around a bit. (What? It’s what you’re SUPPOSED to do!)

Let me backtrack for a minute, to say that some of the people I am “friends” with on the site, are people that I honestly really don’t know. I mean, not total strangers, but people that I went to high school with that were a few years younger than me, you know, stuff like that. People that I might say hi to in the grocery store, but not people that I would ever call up and tell my deepest darkest secrets to.

So since I’m snooping around on the site….I realized something….like half of these people are married!!!
I mean, honestly, WTF? Let me tell you, if you are younger than me and married…you are too young. Period. That’s just the way I feel. I mean, these people are like 18 and 19….sorry, but I just think that is too young to tie the knot. I’ve been with D since I was alllllmost 18 and we still haven’t tied the knot. We want to, we’re going to, and I can’t wait, but honestly, if we had gotten married when I was 18, we would probably have driven each other crazy by now. (Example: When I was 18, I thought a good way to get back at him was to lock him out of the bathroom…what a shining example of maturity….) (Now I just lock him out of the house altogether…KIDDING!!!!)
Not that I think I am the perfect example of matrimonial maturity, because I am most definitely not, but still…D and I have been together for about 3 years now. We know each other. We’ve struggled together. We’ve been through a lot. Our dating life has not consisted on him picking me up on dates from mom and pop’s house and then having to have me home by 10 on the weekends and maybe talking on the phone on the weekdays. Our dating life has consisted of me going to school all the freaking time, D working all the freaking time, and then passing out on the couch together when we get home. ( I kid. Sometimes we pass out while we’re still eating dinner.)
Seriously though, we’ve stuck together through a lot. Who am I to judge, but dating THE SAME BOY for six months doesn’t automatically equal get married. No, I think you have to struggle a little bit beforehand. I’m glad we’ve waited. I feel like it will be more meaningful when we do finally get married, because we’ve worked so hard to get to that point.
So my advice for you lusty matrimony mad teens?
Shack up.
(Because hey, if it doesn’t work out, the only paperwork that will be involved is maybe taking someone’s name off the lease.)


I am boring… March 24, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachel @ 2:21 pm

I noticed that I notice the strangest things today (making note of that fact is strange in and of itself. )
I don’t notice major, ground-breaking deep things. Nope, not me. (I might, if I were not so busy making note of the other crap.)
For example, this morning, while brushing my teeth, I noticed (in the sink that is missing the drain cover) that there are not one, but TWO toothpaste end caps lodged in there. I made a note to myself to be more careful with toothpaste caps. I made no effort to dislodge them because a) I was in a hurry, b)That just seemed gross, and c) Two were all that I could see. It’s quite possible that there are hundreds lodged in there, unbeknown to me, and pulling toothpaste end caps out of the drain was not how I wanted to spend my Tuesday. (And really, who knows what other shit is lodged down there…)
I also realized today that, while I hear all about the “Jon-as Brothers” all over the radio, and even from the kids at school….I have no idea who these people are. Please explain. Why should I be excited that they are coming to a city near me? Why should I be the seventh or ninth or ninetieth caller or whatever it was so that I can see their show? Unless they set something on fire or swear a lot, I am probably not interested.
Let’s see…what else did I observe today? AH yes, I was going to google something semi-naughty (googlling something sounds naughty in and of itself), when I paused, wondering if the ITS people could see it…then my desire to know whatever it was won out and I googled it anyway. Now someone in some office somewhere probably thinks I am either clueless or freaky, but I don’t really care.


No News Really Is Good News… March 22, 2009

Filed under: life is flippin suh-weet — Rachel @ 12:53 pm

I haven’t been posting here as much as I have wanted to/intended to, for a multitude of reasons.
The main one being that well, life happens, and life right now consists of geology tests, projects, papers…etc. D and I had a little mini-vacation and that was great!!!!
Another thing I’ve noticed is since I’ve been taking my class on teaching reading and writing, where we have time to write everyday, I honestly can’t think of as many things to blog about. I guess since I’m getting my feelings down someplace else, they aren’t jumping out at me and screaming “BLOOOOG about it!!!!” I mean, there are only so many places you can complain about getting notices from the bursar instructing you to pay something by Thursday, March 16, 2009, when there was no Thursday, March 16, 2009 (that was a Monday, just in case you’re curious). Or how all the t-shirts I like don’t come in my size (perhaps that is a hint that I am too old for them, but I don’t care or even want to care). OR how when I went to buy the “Twilight” DVD (chyeah!) I sent bitch-ray stares at the backs of the heads of the ten year old girls standing around the display. (I am a shocking display of self-control and maturity, don’t you think? No???)
Hmmm…as for actual news…I don’t really have much…well, I did chop most of my hair off about two weeks ago, so I guess that is pretty big news in my world. (I did it because it took me TWO HOURS to blow-dry and straighten my hair one day, and I said, “Enough!”) School has heated to a boil, but seems to be simmering down at the moment, I’m sure there will be another big burst of heat when it comes finals time (otherwise known as F**k I never actually learned this shit), but I actually only have about a month and a half left…or a little less.
What’s new with you?


No Sleep March 9, 2009

Filed under: life is flippin suh-weet — Rachel @ 3:34 am

I apologize for the lack of posts here lately, but it’s that time in the semester where everything seems to be reaching a boiling point.

Luckily for me, I am on spring break for a week…WOO HOO!

Not so luckily for me, I’m recovering from the crud….well, luckily I’m recovering, but not so luckily, I cannot sleep. I slept from about 11:00 p.m. until about 2:00 a.m., at which point my sinuses thought I needed to be woken up with a splitting sinus headache. Thankfully, the head ache is nearly gone, but my body still seems to think it’s time to get up, not time to go to sleep.

So, I decided to make the most of it and catch up on my blog reading. I found this nifty thing over at