Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Blah, blah!!

I have a joke for y'all:
Two ferrets were in a bar. One ferret leans over to the other and whispers: "I slept with your mother."
The other ferret doesn't respond, so the first ferret repeats himself, louder this time: "I slept with your mother!"
The other ferret still doesn't respond, so finally the first ferret yells: "I SLEPT WITH YOUR MOTHER!!"
The other ferret finally turns to him and says:
"shut up dad"
I REALLY love that joke. Seriously, I have the strangest sense of humor. Most of my favorites I heard from Sadicus. She's weird, too.
In other news: I'm getting those Minnetonka boots I wanted Thursday!! From a small family-owned business!! This will be my first ever brand new pair of Minnetonkas! My first pair belonged to my grandmother (I think) and my second were $4 at a thrift store. These are new! I'm only able to get them because the child support people finally pressured my dad into giving my mom some money. Yay for child support services! Of course, most of our money goes toward food, but this was my (belated) back-to-school thing for the year:)
In other other news: I recently found gluten/sugar-free cinnamon raisin bread that doesn't negatively affect my gag reflex. Woot woot! Speaking of back-to-school, I registered for my next semester classes! Starting January, I'll be taking Archeology, Sociology, Intermediate Algebra, Native Peoples of North America, American Indian Studies, and American Indian History. They're all great! Except Algebra. Bleck:( But I'm excited to have 3 American Indian classes! And my first Archeology class! I'm graduating from high school in December because I'll have all of my high school classes done after this semester is over! So woohoo! for early graduation! My sister still beat me by a semester, but eh. I still feel smart. How I wish I had more interesting things to talk about in my life.
I hope to eventually have some sort of coherent post, but for now, adieu.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Home Sweet Home

I think my life-long lack of a real home has made me into this person who obsesses over home furnishings. I really can't wait to have a home of my own to decorate and be comfortable in. I want to travel and I'm rather nomadic at heart but I also want to have a place to come back to. My life-dream involves traveling all over the world as an anthropologist and I have always been uncomfortable in the houses I've lived in. I suppose it was probably more the living situation in all of those places than the houses themselves, but it's not like the houses were all that comfy anyway. But I want to have a home for the times that I'm not dragging my family all over the globe with me. It's going to be in the Northwest, I can tell you that. I've never lived out of the Northwest mountains and I don't want to. No matter how far I go, it's definitely home for me. So the point of this post is to show y'all how much I love Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and The Trouble With Trolls by Jan Brett.
Wait. What?
Trust me, it has everything to do with my future home decor.
I love Jan Brett's illustrations. Her books are always set in these beautiful wintry Scandinavian places. This book specifically is set in Norway. And the little girl in the book reminds me of my cousin, Lily. Not that Lily's little anymore- she's in highschool now!! How crazy is that!? But she's pretty and blonde and I have every confidence that she could outsmart a bunch of trolls to save her dog.
I love the clothes in this book, too. I want to dress like that in the cold north Idaho winter. People seem to think that Canada has really cold winters. If you want to experience a Canada-like winter without the out-of-country hassle, head on up to North Idaho! But don't move here, we're trying to discourage too much growth. I guess we're all still rather into the old frontier feel of Idaho and we aren't quite willing to give it up. Of course, I'm from Northern California, so... Sandpoint has a winter festival every year, I actually haven't been yet.
There's an Elk ranch up here, too. They're so very pretty in the snow.
But be sure to pack your mittens! Oh... mittens... So toasty. Can you tell I was cold today? Actually, it's not very cold yet this year, but it was windy! And my friend got snow at her house in the mountains Friday night.
To be honest, I only like snow in December. I wish it would stay confined to that month. But lots of it for Yule! Anyhoo, I want some pretty carved wood like the seven dwarves had in their cottage.
Pretty, pretty.
Thankfully, there's a whole buncha lotta folksy stuff at thrift stores and flea markets 'round these parts. When was everyone so into this stuff??
Have a good winter, everybody! Enjoy the snow and sweaters, but be careful not to freeze your buns off!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Talented Folks I know from High School

Sadicus and her little sister
Some freerunning dudes
The Ongoing Concept
There are more, I'm sure. These are just the ones I could easily find and remember and whatnot.
When Shenanigan and I make our music video with birds and foxes, we will join the list:) It's gonna be kickass. I think I'll go play guitar now. The keyboard is all funky so... I'm annoyed. I had been avoiding facebook for awhile, not on purpose, but because I just don't think about it. So I guess "avoiding" isn't the right word. But I didn't get this wonderful message until quite awhile after the friend had written it, and now I don't know what. I wrote back but I hope he responds. Eh. I'm just being a goose and probably got WAY too excited over this simple little message. He just said he misses me. But I don't know I guess I can't help but want that to mean something after 4 years of ridiculous crushing. Ggrr. We'll see.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


My Halloween festivities were sadly lacking:( It seems that they always are! Halloween is absolutely, beyond all doubt my favorite holiday. Samhain, All Hallows Eve, what have you, I LOVE that day dedicated to the morbid, the absurd, the long-gone, the glowing flickering candles lighting the laughing Jack o' Lantern faces from within.
This year, the weekend before Halloween, I came down with the flu. I think it's from all those people at college getting their flu shots. They're being infected with a virus, how are they NOT going to be contagious? At least SOME of them? They got me sick. I know it. Stupid free vaccinations...
Thursday and Friday I wanted to go to Greenbluff (which is apparently like Apple Hill in Placerville where I used to go every fall) because I've never been and I heard they had a pumpkin patch and apple orchard. Sadly my friends were busy. Saturday I went to the Halloween/birthday party of a friend of a friend. She's a really nice girl from Portugal (originally from France) and I liked her a great deal. I was already coming down with the bug by that time, but I wanted to do something fun.
I was extra sick the next day.
So I sadly didn't do anything on Halloween day:( I had wanted to go to the haunted house and make silly home movies with friends. I ended up carving a pumpkin with my mom. But I actually really enjoy hanging out with my mom. We made harvest-y soup and served it in little pumpkins and it was delicious! So, even though I was sick and didn't get to do much, it wasn't a bad day.
Anyway, happy November!