Thursday, May 18, 2006


1. My IPod is delightful. The love of my life. Probably the best thing that's ever happened to me. I have conversations while listening to it, Keri and I go outside and have a cigarette sharing the earphones (c'mon, you gotta when "A Whole New World" or Rufus singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" comes on), while reading my new book and pretty much everywhere else. I mean I knew it was going to be awesome but not THIS AWESOME. God I'm obsessed.

2. Holy shit, I just realized the enter key works now. Plus we have a new computer at home with a CABLE CONNECTION. But most importantly THE ENTER KEY WORKS. I just got unnessecarily excited.

3. So I graduated on Saturday, but didn't find out my grades until today, and was seriously worried about failing two of my classes, especially Anthropology. I was trying to prep my parents about that happening, but praise the lord, that wasn't even nessecary. I got a D, and immediatley called my dad and mom to give them the good news. It probably would have been better if either of them had picked up. I've never been prouder of a D and I'm not ashamed to admit it(I got a B in Bowling, I know you're all curious). I was more excited today after seeing my grades than I was Saturday. Okay not really, but now I feel like I can REALLY celebrate.

4. My birthday was pretty good too, Thursday night was fun, it being kind of the last hurrah with my friends at NIU. Then Keri and I were party animals and stayed in and drank a little on Friday (shut up, I had to be up at 6:30) with my brother and mom too, who if you're wondering "is not a fan of Keystone". Sorry I didn't splurge on some Natty Light like J.P did when you drank with him at his frat ( yeah I said it. FRAT) last week. We can't all be ballas.

5. I've been home for 4 days and already I want to assasinate my mom. Today she walked into the kitchen and said to my brother, "COULD YOU HAVE ANYMORE CABINET DOORS OPEN?" I mean, I can't believe he has no idea how expensive or dangerous open cabinet doors are. SOMEBODY COULD POKE THEIR EYE OUT. Worst of all, there's no light at the end of the tunnel this time. I'm probably home for at least a year, which I'm thinking is the minimun and it better be the maximun too. For the sake of my mom's livelihood. And my sanity.

6. I haven't quit smoking yet but I'm working on it. My friend Diana however claims to have quit, but bummed 6 from me last night. That is not how it works. Just because you're too cheap to support your habit does not mean I have to start picking up the tab. I don't know if she thinks this is going to happen all summer, but it is not. It most definitley is not.

7. I was just listening to my ipod (surprise!) and talking to Jenn at the same time and that audioblog she did of me talking when I was drunk forever ago came on. I have no idea how it got on my ipod or even how to get rid of it. Holy shit that was weird. And the timing too. Crazy man.

8. Emily's mom and stepdad gave me a $25 gift certificate to Border's for graduation, which was the perfect present for me. I ended up getting two books (The Red Tent and My Sister's Keeper, if you care, which I know you don't) but while there the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was everywhere. I read it in December and now it's probably one of my favorite books ever. I have a lot of favorite books, but for some reason, just seeing it made me wish I had never read it so I could enjoy it and love it all over again for the first time. That sounds weird (and kind of creepy) but it was a fucking good book. I've felt this way about other books, but never as much with this one. And I'm going to stop now. But read The Kite Runner before I kill you.

9. Starting November 13th I owe the government $16,000. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, I was expecting $20,000. Because $16,000 is totally chump change.

10. Dude, I'm a 22 year old college gradaute. It was a good weekend.


Kurt said...

yep. everyone loves the iPod. even my 81 year old father in law.
congrats on the bowling grade.
my daughter hannah called me yesterday to say she wants to go to grad school. she is heading into her senior year at 'bama next fall. we both decided that if she can find someone to pay for it, she should definitely do that (she found a school to pay for the first four years, so why not?)
she was asking me about what other classes she should take since she needs hours not credits for the major or minor.
"bowling" i said.
no. she decided to take a few more anthropology classes and have a double minor.
strangely, this dad is glad his daughter is a nerd.....

Rat In A Cage said...

Congratulations! on all the good news you mentioned.

I am having flashbacks of my mom giving me curfews when I came home to visit while in college. Uhm, mom, for all you know I was out for a 72 hour bender last week drinking & fucking the week away & not going to any classes at all. Ug.

Bad flashback.

B in bowling? Why? Too many 7 - 10 splits?

You said unnecessarily excited and that made me excited.

Before you went to college you would have said "kill your mom" - "Assassinate" - excellent post college word - I'm proud of you!

$16,000 is total chump change - make a schedule & stick to it, if they didn't already give you one.

Look out world! Here comes Katie!

Rat In A Cage said...

Katie's Calling

Rat In A Cage said...

Humore me

Sophia said...

OK, you crack me up. I have your blog bookmarked. Congrats on being an educated girl!
I am reading the Kite Runner so stop harping on should read The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Neffenegger. By the way, could you please shut the cabinet doors in the kitchen, you might hit your eye on one! cheers

Markbnj said...

Oh Jeez. Congrats from another father old fart type....

Mine should(I hope?) graduate next year...

oh, and definately go for grad school, it'll get you out of the house, and if you do good on exams., maybe you can get $$$, or even be a (horrors, RA orMA)for extra $$$

Rat In A Cage said...

Nice sucker punch by your catcher Saturday. I loved it. The runner did look like he bumped into him again on purpose after they both stood up. I guess your team wants to prove baseball has not, in fact, turned into Badminton.

Katie said...

That was NOT "my" catcher who sucker punched the runner. The Cubs' catcher Michael Barrett punched "my" catcher (the runner) A.J Pierzynski. Everyone agreed, even Barrett, that it was a clean hit by AJ and Barrett even said he regretted doing it. It was a good game, I'm glad I set the alarm for noon to make sure I was up to watch it. But man, don't ever say that was my catcher again. It takes a lot to get me to comment on my own post, and accusing the Cubs of being my team is one of them. And I'll change my picture when I get done being lazy. It takes me forever to remember how to do it, with the stupid geocities site I have to use. But thanks for fixing it.

Sophia and Mark - The Time Travellers Wife is next on my list, don't worry. Thanks for the congrats too. Right now I dn't even want to think of going back to school, but if my mom keeps driving me insane I just might.

Kurt - You got a good daughter there. Good luck to her in grad school, I'm sure she'll find someone to pay for it.

Goddamnit John, you made me write out a long ass comment cause I couldn't repspond to you and not eveyone else. All because of the goddamn Cubs.

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