June 16, 2004

Girl Meets World Refresher

I guess being a bad blogger is running in the bloginator family. Other things--rather mundane things--are taking up my time.

I would like to offer a nice top ten of the things that I have been doing/thinking about lately.

10. I am letting my fingernails grow for the first time in my life. I was a terrible nailbiter, especially this school year, but with willpower, I am conquering this vice. I am getting used to the feeling of longer nails. I catch myself looking down at them a lot. Vanity!

9. The Witch of Blackbird Pond: Never read it. I know, I am a terribly depraved English major because I didn't read it when I was twelve. Sorry. I am really enjoying it. The themes are very similar to The Scarlet Letter, well, minus the whole sexual thing. I am not very far, so things could change. She is getting kind of chummy with Nat Eaton right now. I guess there really is something about sailors. :-)

8. More sun. I am beginning to peel. My white complexion has vanished with red.

7. I am also reading Spin Sisters: How the Women of the Media Sell Unhappiness and Liberalism to the Women of America by Myrna Blyth. A compelling, yet biased read. Though she does cite her statistical sources, I have been noticing many instances of heresay. The author was an editor for Ladies' Home Journal and she probably knows her business, but I am trying to think objectively. I am growing to love poking holes in arguments; however, it is something to write a book, and I must give her that.

6. On the subject of liberalism, I have been closely following Ben Shapiro, UCLA graduate, that has published his book, Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth. I really don't know how I stand on his argument, but I would like to read it. According to the article, the book has been selling well on the internet. Maybe I could surreptitiously suggest it to the librarian as a potential new purchase.

5. Working like mad. Last week I did 57 hours. I only get tired at County Market, though.

4. I have been thinking about the fall semester. I will be quitting County Market until the next summer. As a Setonian editor, I will probably be living/commuting. Special thanks go out to Lori and Karissa for offering their room (a.k.a. exhaustion haven) for sleepovers.

3. Orientation is on Thursday. I can't wait to see everyone again. While the girls I watch are great companions, I miss people my age, and because I barely had time to keep myself going over the school year, my high school pals and I have drifted apart. I can't wait to mingle with people my own age again. Griping together is priceless.

2. To all those that read this, I have missed you. It is strange to think how you can hop from one life to another in a couple of months. You remain a remnant of that past life, that person, but you are changed by those days. While I can't say how I will be changed by these days, I know I am still learning--just a different education. Responsibility. Strength. Faith. Love. I know they are on my curricula this short semester. Let's hope I get As.

1. My sister's birthday is today. Happy 17th Birthday Katie! You don't know how great it is that you have grown up. I am so happy we can actually talk now. I know it sounds incredibly corny and cliched, but you have grown up so fast. I am proud to have you as a sister and best friend. Enjoy these days, girl. You are going to be a senior next year. Just promise me that you won't start ordering off the old people menu at Eat 'N Park?

Posted by Amanda Cochran at June 16, 2004 2:03 AM

Hey Amanda its me. Thank you for writing about me on your blog. I'm glad that we can talk now too. We can always get advice from each other and talk about anything. I love ya and don't worry I won't order off the old people menu anytime soon. I already have enough people doing that at Mcdonald's. Katie

Posted by: Katie at June 18, 2004 4:59 PM

Ahh, summer jobs. So tired right now.

Posted by: Amanda at June 19, 2004 9:47 AM

Hi I just ordered the senior meal It is good to be old I can save ten cents.

tell your dad Happy Fathers day from the oldest in the family. Whew it is hot here

Posted by: grammy at June 20, 2004 5:50 PM

I did that. You are the youngest in the family if I have anything to say about it. :-D

Posted by: Amanda at June 22, 2004 5:27 PM
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