Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cartography At Its Finest

We are studying earthquakes in my Natural Hazards class, so when this map showed up on the teacher's power point presentation the other day, at first I just looked at the red areas and ignored everything else, but then the girl next to me drew my attention our wonderful state of Mississippi. I wasn't aware we'd acquired new territory.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Incompetant Appliances

I found salt and lime flavored popcorn at Walmart the other day. I'm not a big fan of butter, but I like popcorn, so I figured I'd give it a try. The bag said put it in the microwave for a minute and 30 seconds, so I did. When that time was up, I opened the microwave door and stared sadly at my still flat popcorn bag. I decided to give it another go and pressed the popcorn button on the microwave. This put 3 minutes on the timer. At the end of this 3 minutes, I'd heard one pop, so I put the bag back in for another 3 minutes. At the end of this 3 minutes, making the total microwave time 7 and a half minutes this is how much popcorn I had:I am very sad. I'm going to have to borrow someone's microwave.

UPDATE: I tried again today and discovered it is not the bag. My microwave really is deficient.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Crazy Things Rain Does to You

I did something yesterday that I told myself I'd never do: I went to Walmart in pajamas. Yesterday afternoon I went buy textbooks with a friend (my Differential Equations book was $200 and it's not even that thick!) in the rain. We drove to the bookstore, but my car is pretty far from the door of my building, and there were no good spots at Barnes and Noble, so needless to say, I got soaked. The bottom 5 inches of denim on my jeans were drippping. After we finished shopping, we went back to his room to watch a movie. I did not want to sit through an entire movie in wet pants, so I borrowed a pair of p.j. pants and put my sopping wet jeans in front of the air conditioner to dry off. Later that night, a group of us decided to make a trip to Walmart (for that icky cheese that comes in the bottle that you squirt out). I picked up my pants to go change back into them when I discovered that they were still really wet and now super cold from sitting in front of the a.c. Not wanting to be doubly miserable from the wet and cold, I made the trip in the p.j. pants. It is inexusable to my sense of style, but I must say that was the most comfortable squirty cheese run I've ever made.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Have you ever noticed how incredibly weird dreams are? Sometimes they can be explained, like if I go to bed thinking about someone or something and it shows up in a dream, it's understandable. I was dwelling on it as I went to sleep so it makes sense it would stay with me in sleep. But what about those way out there crazy dreams? This afternoon I was lying on my bed reading Eragon when I dozed off. I dreamed that our church was putting on a Christmas musical with a live Nativity scene and my family was in charge of getting all of the animals to the church. I, wanting to branch out a bit, convinced my parents to get kangaroos and pandas instead of the traditional donkeys and sheep to gather around the manger. I don't know where we found the animals but we brought them to the church in our mini van and were just carrying them into the sanctuary (and getting some mighty odd looks, I might add), when my cell phone beeped and woke me up. Now where did that come from? There are no Christmas programs, pandas, or kangaroos in Eragon so obviously it wasn't because I was thinking about any of it, so how did it end up in my dreams? It's really a shame that I woke up when I did though. I would have liked to have seen how the program turned out.