Monday, November 23, 2009


You know those signs where you have letters you can arrange? And how it's amazing fun to rearrange them to say something witty? I was playing with one and some extra letters (A, A, D, E, E, E, G, N, N, N, N, S, T, and U) at Anna's old church and managed to spell
with only two letters left over. I'm still fairly proud of myself.

THIS is how much I don't want to do my homework.

This came with our bath mat and it was funny. Also I'm procrastinating.

3D Bath Mat

The mat is made of vinyl meaning it will remain soft, pliable and luxurious to the touch. It is easy to keep clean because it is machine washable.

  1. Unroll mat and allow it to lay flat for 24 hours before using. Re-rolling mat on the reverse side may help mat to lay flat. It is recommended soaking the mat in a tub of warm water for 10 minutes prior to your first use.
  2. The bathtub or shower floor must be clean and free of any dirt or oils. Do not use mat on a textured bathtub surface or textured shower floor since suction cups will not hold properly.
  3. Before filling the tub, center mat carefully in tub or shower floor with suction cups on underside.
  4. Fill the tub to the desired level of water. Firmly press on the entire mat surface with your hands by kneeling outside of tub on a clean surface.
  5. Step carefully on the mat while holding a grab bar, edge of tub or a secure object.
  6. Step firmly on at least 8 to 10 places for proper vacuum hold.
  7. Your weight should firmly anchor the mat. If the mat is not firmly anchored, repeat the instructions.
  8. After use, lift mat at one corner and peel back. Rinse mat thoroughly, hang to dry. Do not dry with hair dryer or over a radiator.
CAUTION: Not recommended for use on textured surfaces. Keep tub surface clean. Bath oils may reduce the Bath Mat's safety. Please be sure to use all safety precautions when entering and exiting tub/shower as well as when in the tub/shower. The mat is designed to help prevent sipping, but the effectiveness of mat depends on your use and care.

If I really wanted to go into it, "DIRECTIONS FOR USE" was underlined except between "FOR" and "USE" and on the list, "5" was italicized… but I don't know how to do that here.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Dancing is actually NOT ALLOWED AT BETHEL.


Not that I particularly FEEL like dancing when I'm at Bethel, but NOT ALLOWED! ARE YOU FOR SERIOUS??

This makes me wonder what we're going to do in Spanish class on Friday. We'd been scheduled to salsa, and I bet you can imagine how much I'm looking forward to that--awkward time with people I barely tolerate. At least I'm tall; then I can volunteer to dance the gentleman's part (since we're very low on guys in our block) and that will make things ever-so-slightly better. But can I get out of it altogether by saying it's unBethical? (Holly taught me that word today.)

This makes me want to start line-dancing or something right in the middle of campus to see what would happen. Would half a dozen security guards emerge from nowhere and tackle me? (This is what I've been envisioning. It's what I'd like to think would happen.) Something to contemplate when I feel like screaming.

I don't know if this is a happy or a sad day, Sis-'n. I know you'd count it as a reason to rejoice, but I don't like them infringing my freedom. If I want to kick my heels a bit, let me.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Going to make a quick Taco Bell run a few weeks ago, Nat and I went through the regular ritual of finding our shoes, coats, and hats. I reflected to myself on how funny it was that we seemed to be getting dressed up to go to a fast food establishment; I don't remember what we were wearing, but it was our usual nicish attire that contrasts us against our classmates.

"Margaret," he said. I looked at him and he smiled a bit, which (obvious to me) meant laughter over what I had just been thinking.

"I know." Agreement and a little smile of my own were all that was needed.

Does it take as long as we've lived together to be able to speak without speaking? Or perhaps the last two or three years we've grown closer? How many such exchanges have gone by without my taking notice?

I love you, Nathaniel.

Friday, November 13, 2009


I was very content with silently losing NaNoWriMo this year until I remembered my promise. Why did I have to predict myself so well?

If you look at my NaNoWriMo page and are worried about my word count, it's true: at this moment I have 3,091 words. It is now actually impossible for me to win NaNoWriMo, and I don't know when (if ever) I'm going to round up FIFTY THOUSAND WORDS. I really just CAN'T. *Kicks floor.*

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


I MISS YOU. (You know who you are. The ones that I just saw this weekend. Who live at least four hours away.)


Shut up, Zeke.

Shut up, Ethan and Aaron. I'm not.

DON'T, Elizabeth!

I danced with Edward, you guys.

I need my waif and my orphan.

I hate you.

*innocent face*





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