Wednesday, September 23, 2009



Sorry, couldn't resist.


Monday, September 21, 2009


Roommates? It's the people next door I want to strangle.... I have never heard people who are so loud all the time as these girls. They're utterly, and completely annoying. And somebody always has their boyfriend over. If I turned down my music, I could hear every word they say. Why do you think I play it in the first place?



Sunday, September 20, 2009

Feed... Maybe?

I donno. You guys check the sidebar and tell me if I did it right.

Meh. Ashley


Friday, September 18, 2009

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer!

Yeah, I know, twice in one night, but you have to watch. And I mean everyone!

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer



So today was a busy day. School til 3:00. Back to the dorm to unpack my bag and get my homework sorted. Over to the library to print off a history assignment. A mile walk to the picnic, where I walked some more with Katie, Tim and Elwin. Awww. So cute, he is. (Elwin, that is. *grins*) Supper, talk with Herr Hollender and Tim and Katie. Tim is seriously nice. Some more talk after supper, including Melissa. Herr Hollender tried to shove leftovers on us. Failed. :)

Then the walk to The Book and Bean around six-ish. As soon as I walk in I meet eyes with an older lady, salt and pepper hair. "Ashley?" And such began a beautiful relationship. *smiles* Seriously, we talked for 3 hours. When have you known me to do that? We talked about everything, writing, NaNo, relationships. Everything. Oh my gosh, she has [editted due to sensitivity of content] completed novels. She writes constantly. It amazes me.

After a drink at Book and Bean, which she kindly paid for with a gift card she's had for nearly two years! LOL Then we went for a rather long and enjoyable walk. We went to both of the rose gardens in Berea, and wandered over the sidewalks at Coe Lake. Last week was Art... something. Anyway, there were chalk drawings all over the place, and some of them were really good. There was one of Jack Skelton! Hehe.

Over all we just had a wonderful time. We have a lot in common and she's a really strong Christian. I'm so glad she e-mailed me that day. :D Another of those God-arranged events. There's been a lot of those lately. Or maybe I'm just noticing them more.

And thank God for happy pills. *laughs*

Oh, as a P.S., I got a 88 on my first paper! So happy! Thank God. *giggles*

Okay, I'm a little high still. I get that way when I've had a really good happening. Though I've stopped shaking anyway.

*is singing Family Force 5*


Thursday, September 17, 2009


I went to the library today, which is of course exciting in and of itself, but I went specifically to pick up a book I had on hold: Mercy Thompson: Homecoming, which is the sequel to the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. An amazing series in my opinion. Anyway, I was very excited because I got to see Siebold Adelbertsmiter for the first time. :)

Siebold "Zee" Adelbertsmiter, undercover (in this tale at any rate) Fae mechanic and his namesake, my own dear Zee. Can't you see the family resemblance? BTW, Siebold is saying "That felt good!" in the comic. I'm afraid the words got cut out. *grins* Lovely, ain't it?

*goes off laughing to finish the graphic novel*


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Notebook Junkie

I just bought a $5.00 notebook at the bookstore. I think I'm in love.

It's adorable! With little swirlies and turtles in blue. And it's made out of banana paper. Go green? (Eat a chimney, save a tree!) And it's got a folder pocket in it and everything!

And why did I spend money when I still have to perfectly good notebooks back at the dorm? Because of NaNoWriMo of course!

I can't use just any plain old notebook for NaNo! (I am way too excited about this.) I'm going to plot and plan (evil plots, evil plans), and write up some descriptions (*gulp*), and even paste in some pictures! The pictures are my goal for the weekend. I'm so bad at envisioning characters that I've decided I need some help.

Oh, and I might want to come up with names for more than two of my characters. Heh. Hehe. Yeah.

Only two more days til I meet Cadence. 'Tis am very 'cited. Yuppers.



Monday, September 14, 2009

More Free Time

History class got canceled again today. Professor Evans is sick again. I'm starting to get a little worried about her. But at least I'll actually have time to read Othello and stay caught up on all my homework.

I finished my paper this morning 20 minutes before class started. (Breakfast was a granola bar.) I don't think it was half bad. It was only 4 pages, but I ended up with 5 sources, and I was trying not to fluff it up, you know? No need to practice for NaNo on my English papers. That could be bad. She actually gave as the new prompts today, so we'll get four weeks to work on it instead of just two. Thank God. I might have a couple free weekends to really work on it this time! I even know which one I want to do. It's something I've been interested in, but don't know a lot about, so I might actually enjoy the research. :)

I spoke to both Katie and Cadence today, and it's looking like we'll get to meet up either end of this week or next Friday. It could've been this Friday, but there's a Language Department picnic then that Katie and I both want to go to. I just have to get some cash for the ticket... or I could pay all in change. *grins* Either way works. 'Tis exciting. Katie is going to try to recruit people to join up with us since she knows some writer friends (or should that be fiends?) I told her about the posters, and we'll both be doing that come October. Only two more weeks!

I also mentioned about hosting a few write-ins over at Book and Bean to her, and she actually lives next door to the owners! We'll have to talk to the ML about it, but it sounds like a good bet.

Okay, so off to read Othello before work. Good day, all!
Love, Ashley


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Accomplishments... and Procrastination

I have accomplished much today, just none of the really urgent things. *cough, cough* ESSAY! *cough, cough* We walked a mile to Aldi's and spent all of our cash (a whole seven bucks) excepting two dollars in change. The check-out lady was amused. I've done all my laundry, and Kristen is actually doing hers now.

And, this is probably the most impressive, I opened the mailbox all on my own. Twice. And discovered within my pay stub! Woo-hoo, I have money again! 'Tis very exciting as you might imagine.

I have read up a bit on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, but what I really need to do is go to the library and beg on the reference librarian for help. I work so much better with paper.

Maybe some lunch first would be wise. I'm shaking again. Humph.



Friday, September 11, 2009

The Decameron

I think I did pretty well on the test. I was still totally on a high from my talk with Katie, so I was rather cheerful. The two questions she gave were the ones I thought were the absolute easiest. I think she might have done that on purpose and just given us the others to make us think. o.O So, I got to ramble about corruption in the Catholic Church, and I actually remembered all the names of the characters. Thank God. :)

I just realized I'm still shaking though. Those darned times tests always do this to me. Annoying. Pff, whatever, I'm still excited about NaNoWriMo. I want to plot, but I really need to do homework. I think I need to relax some first though. German is going nowhere because my brain is just fried. I get it all done. Totally.

After all, I have NaNo to inspire me!


Writing Buddy!

I am so excited! After German class today, Katie and I walked to lunch together and started talking. We ended up eating together, and we have a lot in common. She is a double English/German major, wants to be an editor, and loves to read and write. She also loves fantasy in particular. Very cool. Anyway, amidst all this chatting I brought up NaNoWriMo. She found out about it last year in November, and she's going to do it with me this year!

I'm so happy right now, I'm shaking. I have a writing buddy! She said she's going to make an account today and add me as a buddy. Yay!

On another random note, she has also entered the Writers of the Future contest before, and her story is also the only one she's completed. Hehe.

Best go study for history. EEEeee!


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Tests and Drives

Well, I was wrong about the book test date that I was semi panicking about. Not quite sure how I did it, but I wrote the wrong date in my planner. Oops. While at least now I'm pretty prepared and I actually have an opportunity to send in practice essays. Look at the bright side.

I went to the blood drive today. I was all pumped for it, and I go through all the paperwork and questions.... and they can't find a vein. *sigh* I think the guy was sort of puzzled, because he said he couldn't even feel any veins down deep. So I got sent on without donating. Well, I guess I still got a free t-shirt and a Chipotle gift card, so not all's lost. Still, though, I'm disappointed. I was looking forward to being able to give blood. Just such a cool thought, you know?

Maybe I'll try again next year. (Hey, Mom, my first free tee! *giggles*)

Okay, so I really have nothing else to write about, and I really need to finish math and start reading drama before heading off to work! So, I guess I'll leave off here.


P.S. Here's the shirt! Hehe. And pretty darn good for a cell phone!


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

And after the long weekend...

It's back to school. *sighs* Ah well. Classes went well, and homework isn't too bad. I'll manage. And it's CRU tonight! Tuesday's are the best. :)

Jessica, who is in my Life Group, came to sit with me at lunch, which was very nice, and then Jessica #2, who is on the drum line with Jessica #1 and in my Intro to Drama class, joined us. It made for a very enjoyable meal, even if all of us wished we didn't have another class to go to tonight. *smiles* Anyway, I'll be sitting with Jessica at CRU tonight, which is sooo nice. Jessica #2 might be coming, as well as Kristen, and I'm going to ask Dominque. Here's hoping!

So, I guess this was just a quick note while procrastinating on homework! Tomorrow's hump day, all!



Thursday, September 03, 2009

Life Group

I went to my Life Group tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it. :) Of course, there were only four of us tonight, but still. It was like girl talk but with Christian girls. How refreshing!

Okay, so it wasn't all girl talk. Allison read some of Matthew 25, the part when the Son of Man divides the sheep from the goats, "Whatever you did for the least of these...", etc. So we talked about helping "the least of these", even when we really didn't want too, and who has been like that to us. It seemed very appropriate, because that very thing has been coming up a lot lately it seems like. The only problem is how to help. I really just don't know! Maybe I'll talk to Mom some this weekend.

All in all, it was great. I'm really glad I screwed up my courage and went. :) And Allison said she was willing to give me a ride to her church! I miss church. I'm happy, but I really should read "Everyman".




Walking back to my dorm from math class I hear the school marching band playing....

Evanescence's Bring Me to Life


I honestly don't know what to say about that, except.... weird.



Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Free Time!

History class is canceled! Normally I wouldn't be quite so glad about this, but I have a ton of homework to do. I didn't do any of yesterday's homework yesterday because I was doing German, so I have all that on top of today's. At least the German today looks a little less time-consuming. Whew!

So really, I guess it isn't free time, just more time. Thank God.

CRU last night was really good. They had a guest speaker from a neaby church who had a really awesome message, and I even got to sit with someone I know! Dominique came with me, though she left so quickly at the end that I didn't get to ask her what she thought. I know she was tired, so was I!, but it was awful quick.... Anyway, here's hoping and praying she comes next week.

Kristen my roommate was supposed to come with me too, but she got... distracted. She felt really bad about it this morning. Everyone was tired. I think she's struggling more than she lets on, but I really don't feel right going into it here. Just pray, eh? She's got a good heart in there... somewhere. *smiles*

Ah! Only two days of school and work left and then it's the weekend!!! *is so excited* I can survive.... I just have to do the homework!



Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Mein Haus

"Mein Haus ist ein alte Bauernhaus mit zwei Stockwerken. Das erste Stockwerk hat einen teilweisen Wand, es in zwei Zimmers zu teilen. Die grosse Haelfte gehoert mir. Die gruenen und braunen Waende sind leer. Ein Wand ist ein langes Buecherregal. Ich habe vielen Stapels der Buecher unter den Buecherregaln, weil ich zu viel Buecher hat! Der Fensterplatz ist braun und hat flauschigen Garn und Decken innen er. Ich moege zu sitzen und mein schoenes Buecher zu lesen!"

Look at that thing! Do you know how many hours that took?! Gah!!

*sighs and goes off to finish her German assignment*

CRU tonight anyhow.