Friday, September 29, 2006
Was it...the crazy Mexican with the machete on State Street...yes, I got it! Hah, I love Clue. Or, you know, actual murders.
9:38 AM | Jacquie |
Monday, September 25, 2006
I really like being a goofball. I hope there doesn't come a point where I'm not allowed to be an idiot, because that would be devastating. I think it's essential to keep some of that childishness in the back of your mind (think: a leprachaun especially fond of fart jokes, for example), or else you're going to snap one day or start golfing. Does that really sound appealing? Didn't think so.
I thought about this while going through my psychology notes. Occasionally, I'll write some absurd note to Clint or make a face out of some psychological model. Being a fool is something that keeps me going. It makes the day a little brighter, and gives the awkward, pre-pubescant Jacquie a chance to retaliate against monotony. Plus, sometimes I get to make people laugh, which is more fulfilling than any "high-brow" conversation would give me. 'Tis why, for instance, I am not a philosophy major. Check out the Scottish "Common Sense" school. I wouldn't mind eating haggis with those guys.
Clearly, I'm more humanist than genius. I say let the think tank do its work and I'll make fun of them for being uptight. Social checks and balances interest me more than anything. Speaking of which, I should really do my psych assignment right now. I think now's a good stopping point. Happy Monday!
11:18 AM | Jacquie |
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Last night, as Chris, Zach and I were walking back from the 711, a thought hit me. What if I could design my dream town? My mind started racing, picking at memories of foreign places.
There would be lush, blossoming bike paths sprouting everywhere, as bike riding was the most serendipitous experience I had in Hawai'i. It would take care of the increasingly need for alternative energy (leg muscle power!), and also cut down on the number of times "Get the fuck out of my way, you goddamn biker!" is muttered in the world. That's just unnecessary noise pollution.
Oh, the cafés of Paris. Mon dieu, I'd have a croissant and hot chocolate almost every morning. I can't forget the patisseries, either. I think I'd have the fattest ass in the world if you let me have my way with those desserts.
The buildings would be a blend of Doylestonian Victorian houses, the historic brick and stone buildings of Bethlehem, and a touch of Old Philadelphia - alleyways of cobblestone. Ok, so the bike paths wouldn't be everywhere, but you get my drift.
NO Starbucks. Ab-so-lu-te-ly none of them. In their place? Mom and Pop record shops, and so many independent cinemas it hurts. They all run different movies, however, so you'd never tire of them. Coffee and Cream of Doylestown is allowed to stay.
Toss in some museums (Sorry, Doylestown. You can only go to the Michener-Mercer-Fonthill-Moravian combo so many times before you start calling Henry Mercer a cement-snorting prick). Really crazy, interesting, museums a la the ones that I've never been to in Washington, D.C. because they're not in the mall.
Let me not omit picturesque parks and nature centers. The Waimea Nature Center in Hawai'i and the cherry blossom trees of Washington D.C. come to mind when I think of the beauty of nature, even though the latter serves to break up the monotonous, sterile architecture of an urban landscape.
All in all, the place would have an Anchorage-esque feel. I remember that cityas having this incredibly warm atmosphere (despite the subtemperate climate), somewhat akin to my imagination's rendering of a Scandinavian household. Everyone keeps warm by means of body warmth, a tepid drink, and the family dog. Plus, if it were a little chillier than the Mid-Atlantic region, you could wear hats longer without looking like a smacked bum.
One more thing: ornate streetlights must litter the sidewalks. Can anyone say hopeless romantic?
Thinking about all of my favorite places makes me a) indescribably content and b) lust for travel. When I (as far as I know) go to northern Italy and Austria in May with Women's Chorus, I'll attempt to bottle these moments and use them in my mental utopia - the place that, for me, is the closest I believe I'll ever get to Heaven.
11:08 AM | Jacquie |
Monday, September 11, 2006
I pity the foo' who thinks they can do better than me!
(Ok, so it was my 4th try, but I did get 131 on my first. I really have no life.)
This is the last quiz I'll be posting for sometime, but I advise that you quit looking at all of this jibbajabba and take it.
4:22 PM | Jacquie |
Ok, so I got bored at Admissions and did another stupid quiz:
|45 of the most random things you probably never needed to know about someone|
|whats your name spelt backwards?:||rekaB eiraM enileuqcaJ |
|What did you do last night?:||Procrastinated, then finally finished a Psych paper. Oh, and fixed my blog. |
|The last thing you downloaded onto your computer?:||A file from WRMC. |
|Have you ever licked a 9 volt battery?:||No, but I dissassembled a disposable camera once. |
|Last time you swam in a pool?:||Brittany's house, probably sometime in July. |
|What are you wearing?:||A white and blue "Hawaii" shirt, a blue stone necklace, navy capris, brown flipflops, a brown hairband/sash. |
|How many cars have you owned?:||None - I drive my mom's old car. |
|Type of music you dislike most?:||COUNTRY. |
|Are you registered to vote?:||Yes. |
|Do you have cable?:||Yes. |
|What kind of computer do you use?:||An HP laptop. |
|Ever made a prank phone call?:||Yup - several to the operator and a random one. |
|You like anyone right now?:||Kind of. More of a fleeting crush that's on its way out. |
|Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?:||No, but if I had to choose, I'd take the sky diving. |
|Furthest place you ever traveled?:||Hawaii. |
|What's your favorite comic strip?:||Ooooh...I'm going to have to say Family Circle or Kathy. |
|Do u know all the words to the national anthem?:||Yes. |
|Shower, morning or night?:||Depends. |
|Best movie you've seen in the past month?:||Chasing Amy. |
|Favorite pizza toppings?:||Cheese or Hawaiian (pineapple, ham). |
|Chips or popcorn?:||Popcorn, psh. |
|What cell phone provider do you have?:||Uh...Sprint? I forget. |
|Have you ever smoked peanut shells?:||No, who does that? |
|Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?:||Yeah, several when I was a couple months old. I kicked some baby ass! |
|Orange Juice or apple?:||O.J. |
|Who were the last people you sat at lunch with?:||Clint, Zach, and Chris. |
|favorite chocolate bar?:||Anything dark chocolate. |
|Who is your longest friend and how long?:||Jesus, all 19 years. |
|Last time you ate a homegrown tomato?:||Probably never. Ick. |
|Have you ever won a trophy?:||Yeah, the baby ones, and a spelling bee. |
|Favorite arcade game?:||Pinball or DDR, I'm sad to say. |
|Ever ordered from an infomercial?:||No, but I always wanted to. |
|Sprite or 7-UP?:||Neither. Ok, Sprite. |
|Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school/work?:||Well, I had to wear all black while waitressing. Does that count? |
|Last thing you bought at Walgreens?:||A disposable camera. But not the one I dissassembled. |
|Ever thrown up in public?:||Heck yeah! On a ferris wheel, no less. |
|Would you prefer being a millionaire or finding true love?:||Come on. I'm too much of a sap to take the first one. |
|Do you believe in love at first sight?:||I don't know yet. |
|SPONGEBOB OR JIMMY NEUTRON?:||SB, although I'm not so much a fan. Anymore. |
|Did you have long hair as a young kid?:||Yeah, I was rather fond it. |
|What message is on your voicemail machine?:||I forget. I think it's something stupid like "I think I know who you are, and you know what to do, so do it." I'm hopelessly lame. |
|Where would you like to go right now?:||Either to the movies or on another vacation. |
|Whats the name of your pet?:||Li'l Pete is the name of my lucky bamboo plant. |
|What kind of back pack do you have, and what's in it?:||Jansport, books. |
|What do you think about most?:||Songs. I rarely have a moment where a song isn't in my head. |
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You've been totally Bzoink*d
1:35 PM | Jacquie |
Sunday, September 10, 2006
I only have one more page left to do for my Psychology 230 paper...
which is why I decided to do pointless quizzes on the 'net.
Here's the one I had the most fun with:
|Bands // Song Titles|
|Choose a band/or artist and answer only in song TITLES by that band::||Rufus Wainwright |
|Are you female or male::||Little Sister |
|Describe yourself::|| I Eat Dinner (When the Hunger's Gone) |
|How do some people feel about you::||I Don't Know What It Is |
|How do you feel about yourself::||Foolish |
|Describe your ex girlfriend/boyfriend::||Gay Messiah |
|Describe your current girlfriend/boyfriend::||Imaginary Love |
|Describe where you want to be::||Dinner At Eight |
|Describe what you want to be::||Beautiful Child |
|Describe how you live::||Old Whore's Diet |
|Describe how you love::||Ups and Downs |
|Share a few words of wisdom::||Go or Go Ahead |
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You've been totally Bzoink*d
8:25 PM | Jacquie |
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Ok, so I really should be doing my homework now (sorry Clint!), but I'm in a blogger sort of mood. Seriously, what does the history of psychology have to do with the price of butter! Boy, do I want to adopt Clint's family.
Anyway, I just wanted to say that after searching the web, there are absolutely no videos of Diana Ross tapping Li'l Kim's boob at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards! This is dissapointing! I expect that if something happens in the world, it will be on YouTube. That being said, I would like to thank Carlos from New Mexico for showing us all that you know how to spank bitches. You are what we like to refer to as a "responsable citizen." SO what if he's not a legal resident. You, Carlos, share yourself to the world. That above anything else should grant him U.S. citizenship!
I beg anyone out there, please, if you have this footage, put it on YouTube! Do your country (and more importantly, ME) a favor and spread the wealth. I'm sure this footage has some sort of cancer-reversing biproducts. Do it for your country, and do it for the children.
2:56 PM | Jacquie |
Friday, September 08, 2006
For the longest time (say, a couple of months), I've been in this state of plateaued contentment. Things happened, they were ok, and I moved on.
But NOW. I don't know. I'm starting to accelerate as my life inclines. I've never been as enthralled to learn about things, study, question, live. I am trying to squeeze as much out of life as I possibly can without drying the sponge, so to speak. I'm envolved, BUT, I'm still retaining that imperative sense of self. I've donned a focus that, hopefully, will blanket my mental state for some time. I'm excited, damn it! I'm running toward the horizon like a mad woman, knowing I won't catch up, but enjoying the sprint nonetheless. WOO!
Today, I was going to officially declare my major (Psychology, B.S.) and minor (Sociology), but I need to find my slip. Hey, my organizational skills have come a long way since the "avalanche" disaster of my early elementary school existance, but I suppose I could use a bit of work in that section still. But it's ok, I have a future! I have a life! Hah!
That being said, I sometimes wonder if I'm going to be hit by a fast-moving truck because everything's finally clicking. Perhaps, I've been going a little heavy on movie watching, but seriously, wouldn't that just take the cake? So cinematic it hurts. Anyway, the likelihood of such an event is slim, but if I do die, make sure that the funeral's fun. It wouldn't be right otherwise, well, given my sublime state of mind at the moment.
Jesus, I'm happy.
Once I declare, I'm going to let a cageful of pigbirds fly into the horizon, then try to catch them. Those wily pigbirds will get away, but I'll still move forward. How's that for an eyeball roll-worthy moment? Trust me, I've got many more up my sleeve. :)
1:03 PM | Jacquie |