Thursday, December 27, 2007

Revelation of the day -- a.k.a. who can I blame today?

No matter how many cookies I eat, I still have to write my dissertation.

Reality sucks sometimes.

I wish I were a wizard like Gandolf. I bet he could give the act of "eating cookies" the power to "write a dissertation". I would be finished if I were Gandolf.

I blame my parents.

Why didn't they send me to wizarding school? They only sent me to a stupid magnet school. Darn them and their short sightedness.

Friday, December 21, 2007

This is how I get my stuff done

I now understand why I'm in my 8th year of graduate school. None of my chairs squeak, so now I can get my stuff done.

((Note: sorry for the non-blog blogs. I'm working hard and creating a masterpiece of a dissertation right now. Happy Holidays everyone! Think of me on Christmas morning when I will be hanging out with my cat watching Ghost Hunters!))

Thursday, December 06, 2007

This is how I roll

Sometimes you just gotta dole out the attitude to the kids and armchair astronomers. This cartoon is courtesy of my friend and gave me a good chuckle on a particularly difficult day.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Fall/"winter" in T'town

Suddenly Tuscaloosa leaves change color in the fall. It was a shock to me the first time I saw it last year. I thought it was a fluke. Maybe it has something to do with the drought we've been experiencing. I'm not sure, but I sure love fall in T'town these days. Gorgeous. I know these photos don't do the colors justice. I took them with my phone, so they aren't the best quality.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

My love of knitted goods

I am a huge fan of Mochimochiland, a website of impressive knitted toys. Mochimochiland's imagination, creativity, and skill blow me away.

I'm including "borrowed" images of Mochimochiland's work. Above is a "sleepy snake and mischevious mouse". Below, you see lemmings falling off a cliff into the sea.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I heart puzzles

Now THAT is a challenging sudoku!

(FYI: "Toothpaste for dinner" is the name of the cartoon drawn by Natalie Dee's hubby.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Planet Earth

I know I'm behind the times. Not having cable or free time usually results in being a year or two behind what is hip and happening. I finally watched an episode of Planet Earth last night. I was so impressed with the visuals, the narration, and the animals. It makes me long for the days I was a marine biology student.

I particularly enjoyed the birds working hard to attract a mate. The birds, with their aggressive dances, reminded me of the the Night at the Roxbury guys. You decide.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Jesus loves to wear camo pants.

I just took a very brief walk around the University of Alabama's quandrangle and something funny is afoot. The bell tower has a small swarm of upright citizens rocking out to completely benign sounding Jesus rock. I turn the corner and approached the darker portion of the quad.

I hear some rustling and someone grunts "HUT.HUT. If you've got a clear shot then take it".

I look over and the ROTC is crawling through the leaves attacking the indian mound on the quad. Some army guys are lined against building walls. Some are running around randomly dodging sorority girls in pink long sleeves out for their hourly calorie-burn fest.

Seriously, is the ROTC trying to take out the Jesus followers?

It's so weird, but it took my mind off of work if just for a few minutes. For that, I have to thank both Jesus and the ROTC.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Maybe I will nap my problems away

I'm kind of in a panic today because I have too much on my plate. Trying to finish a dissertation and apply for jobs simultaneously is overwhelming me. I have no experience writing letters of intent and/or cover letters.


This might take a while, and that makes me resentful. I just want to focus on my data. argh.

Serenity NOW!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

because I don't have children...

I'm really fond of the website Stuff On My Cat. It is pure fun. I've submitted skunk's photos to the website, and I'm waiting for them to show up.

Here are two photos of Her Royal Highness Skunk (aka Princess Diva Sassy). She is obsessed with crinkly paper and drinking from the bathtub.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

What day is it anyway?

I'm hung over from drinking white russians last night. I blame my friend Sarah for my condition. She's a bad influence. So, watch out for her if you happen to meet her. She looks sweet and innocent, but she's a hellcat.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Obviously, I'm getting nothing done today

After playing a mindless computer game for a while, I started browsing youtube videos. This video is pretty much the funniest thing I've seen in a while. enjoy.

I think I'll give up the pretense of work today. I'm going to have a cold beer and enjoy my evening instead. I can give myself a stress-attack tomorrow.

My mornings

Working on a Saturday

Typical. I am sitting at my desk. It's gorgeous outside, but I'm freezing my tukus off indoors. The guilt is settling in on my heart. I should be working. I must get such and such done.

My therapist labels these thought patterns as "must"erbation and "should"ing on yourself

I "must" avoid these things. They are pointless and useless.

I am feeling particularly guilty today because I'm on a major deadline to finish my dissertation and get the "F" outta here. I've been on campus today for 2 hours now, and I've done nothing but eat lunch and start a new blog. I also joined an online group called which seems pretty cool. You recommend books and can read the recommendations of others. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Enjoy your Saturday! Have a beer for me!