March 16, 2004

The tens


10. Usher's new song "Yeah." I like Usher but playing the song every hour on-the-hour makes my long commute unbearable.
9. People that talk just to talk in class. Have something to say, don't just ramble on. I am mimicking a good pal's advice, but really, if you raise your hand, have something on the tip of your tongue.
8. The crappy weather. What is it about the change of the seasons that makes everyone sick, and then germy? And irritable.
7. Cars in general. I don't know what the lure of a car is, but I am so sick of being paranoid about what is about to blow on my white monster. You residents don't know how good you got it.
6. The lack of traffic on the blogs. Where has everyone gone?
5. The umpteen research papers that are coming up. Can't we just say we did them? (I am just venting, I am not challenging the honor code :))
4. County Market. I am so tired. I don't have weekends and I am constantly exhausted.
3. Losing things. I have lost almost every book, every binder, my cell, and planner about fifteen times this semester.
2. Money. I have some, but I don't have time to spend it.
1. The stress of tomorrow.

Thank God for the Good Things

10. The new lamp in my bedroom that gives me more I won't think so negatively.
9. The prospect of tearing down the plastic that covers my picture windows in my room.
8. Watching the sun go down in the pinks and oranges of long-awaited summer.
7. Waking in a soft electric-blanketed bed, every muscle in my neck and back relaxed.
6. A big piece of strawberry cheesecake. How I miss NY!
5. The goosebumps that prick my arms when the wind whispers over them. (That means I have a short-sleeve tee on)
4. The tingles of singing that perfect note. Women's Chorale on Sunday. We sang beautifully. I am not too humble to say that I felt chills. There is something magical about perfect women's harmony.
3. Listening to a song you love you haven't heard in a while, remembering your favorite parts. Remember Hootie and the Blowfish? I do. :p
2. Thunderstorms.
1. Squirrels and nuts. All types.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at March 16, 2004 5:50 PM

I do not know if I should feel sorry for you or think you lead a full life, wait till you get old and have a red nose and have to stay home and look at yourself. stay young as long as you can.

Posted by: joan at March 16, 2004 7:08 PM

I'm glad to see you followed the negative list with a positive one, Optomist :^)

Posted by: Karissa at March 16, 2004 8:23 PM

Great inspirational entry. But squirrels and nuts are #1? Over electric blankets and cheesecake? Really? Why?!

Posted by: Mike Arnzen at March 17, 2004 6:08 PM

They are my muse.

Posted by: Amanda at March 17, 2004 6:12 PM

Cheesecake. Hands down. (Probably because I don't own an electric blanket. Like I'd ever need one in my oven of a room in Brownlee..)

My muse? Hm. "So GOOD!"

Posted by: Karissa at March 17, 2004 7:46 PM

I have to post a link to that. You crack me up too.

Posted by: Amanda at March 17, 2004 7:55 PM


I agree with a lot of your top ten negativity list. I love that Usher song, but now everytime I hear the word, "YEAH" that song replays and repeats constantly in my head. About the blogging atmosphere, I agree, its been a drought with no rain flooding the site like it used to. I will tell you something else, I have lost my, "Death of a Salesman" book about 5 times this week, its unreal.

What I do enjoy is Cheesecake, I had some yesterday. The only other thing that makes me happy are the weekends. I cannot stand college anymore and I need a break, Easter Break Here I COME!!!!

Posted by: Firefighter Chica at March 18, 2004 1:45 PM
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