marenzi: (Converse Love)
First of all, I want to tell you all about Chrome For A Cause! From now through this weekend, every time you open up a tab in Chrome, you get a point. At the end of each day, you get to choose how to donate them! All you have to do is install an unobtrusive plug-in that counts your tabs, so there's really no reason not to. :)

And secondly, I need you to listen to me very carefully. You must try Mario Batali's recipe for linguine with clams. This is imperative. It is the best kind of simple that is effortlessly classy. It is a two-pot dish - one for pasta, another for the rest - that honestly only takes 20 minutes & comes out perfectly every time. It's fast and easy (and you know that's how I like it). You will fall in love.

I make it every single time I go home, usually within 48 hours. However, if you're 1. unfortunate enough to live in some crazy Midwest town where you can't buy, say, clams - and the boy at the seafood counter doesn't know the difference between clams & mussels anyway - or 2. a dead-broke college student, or even 3. both - it's okay. I'll let you cheat.

Because you know what? If you trudge back through a foot of slush after a lab that quite literally blew up in your face - giving a whole new meaning to "pop a cap" - followed by a test that has you considering dropping the class, and you're cranky and hungry and ready to cry because you've only had 7 hours of sleep in the last three days and have another three tests before you can finally, finally get on that magical plane home tomorrow night - well, first you might want to hire an editor, because your run-on sentences are atrocious.

And then you can make some pasta in the microwave, open up some canned clams, and dump 'em on top with some olive oil, garlic powder, parsley flakes, garlic powder, and salt & pepper. You can ignore those looming deadlines and open up the internet - because you're not procrastinating, you're being charitable! - and relax.

But at some point you should probably open up that thermo book again. Damn it.

marenzi: (Live Happily)
Isn't it enough to know that I ruined a pony making a gift for you?

It is SO BEAUTIFUL here!! When I left two weeks ago, it was 19° and bitterly windy. This week has been in the seventies & sunny & gorgeous. Indiana, I will never understand you, but I love it. We're all wearing t-shirts and flip-flops and all the windows are open. It feels like summer already!

Which also means that I have been completely useless & unproductive all week. Whatever, it's not like I needed to start the quarter off right or anything. And I really like all my professors this quarter, which is a pleasant change. (My programming prof from last quarter told me he was so proud of me for doing well "because it's so hard for girls to understand this sort of thing". FUCK YOU TOO. Not like I had the highest grade in the class or anything.) Despite it being at 8 freaking am every day of the week, I am especially in love with my DC circuits prof, who is an old Scottish man who says "bloody hell!" several times per class.

Today is crazy-busy - solid classes & work from 8 to 3, orientation leader meeting from 3 to 5 (haha those freshmen are SO DOOMED), a housing meeting tonight at 8, and then I'm hosting a prospective student overnight. And there's an IM softball game around 11 or so. And I can't even go over to see the boys because they prefer it if we keep the underage high school girls away from the frat houses. So really, the logical conclusion here is that I should frantically try to finish my homework in the next couple hours, but instead I'm typing this up and eating sour gummy worms instead of going to dinner. Mmm, good life choices.

SO REALLY, this post is pretty much just to reaffirm that I am a complete spaz and I love this stupid, stupid school. And warm weather. And you.
marenzi: (Live Happily)

asjfkljaklfdasf PUPPIES. I NEED TO CUDDLE THEM. I get to see my little ones in just two and a half days. :)

Okay, back to studying differential equations. DNW. WANT PUPPIES.
marenzi: ([RPS] Epic Love Story)
SAY WHAT, WE WON SOMETHING?? YAY SHOW! I can't believe the shows they beat out, too! Just goes to show the importance of crazy obsessive fans. Actually, although I didn't care about the PCA at all (didn't even know they were going on, really) I'm very happy with the results. Glee! Inglourious Basterds! BBT! ALYSON HANNIGAN who I adore like crazy even if I never talk about HIMYM! I'm only surprised that The Hangover didn't win too.

Continuing my complete lack of motivation, last night they sent out an e-mail saying that the ice on the lake & ponds is now 6" thick so we can walk on it AND it showed several inches last night! So many people are skipping classes & work and just playing and it makes me so happy. There's an ice hockey game and people falling off the rope swing and just generally falling on their asses. Can't wait for tomorrow so I can join the fun. :)

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marenzi: (Default)
Oh God, [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang looks AMAZING. There are some beautifully cracky AUs there, not to mention the SPN & non-AU J2 and. WANT. Summer can't get here fast enough!

AP English exam this morning. Really not worried about it - I know it went well. I actually loved one of the poems they used, and they're usually my weakest point. Tournament games Saturday & Sunday, AP exams Monday & Tuesday, league championship Tuesday, then state games all next weekend. :)

Am still deliciously muddy from practice, literally head-to-toe, from running and diving on our soupy field. It's kind of amazing, not going to lie.

marenzi: ([RPS] Alex Pettyfer)
Everything I love about Castle in one scene! You can even see their chemistry in screencaps.

Arts week has officially begun at school! The English department awards prizes for a piece of upperclassmen creative writing and an expository essay, and I won both. (While I knew I had won the awards, because they're published in the literary magazine which I run, it was still really freaking awesome to get a combined $50 at Borders.)

The lit mag finally came out today - okay, I'm the first to admit that I am far too involved, but I am so ridiculously proud of it. When I was a freshman, it was printed in black & white on computer paper and stapled together. This year, we put together a 124-page full-color edition on glossy paper with a sewn book binding. The publisher made extra copies as prototypes for other customers, and we're submitting it for evaluations. It is gorgeous - I saw people reading it all day, even the kids who never read anything they aren't forced to. Like, I'm so proud of my baby this magazine that I kind of want to post pictures of its awesomeness, but I'll restrain myself.

I feel so productive! I went grocery shopping after practice, did my laundry, made seven layer bars for our softball game tomorrow, made cookies for English class, and cleaned my bathroom. This would probably be much more impressive if I wasn't doing it all to avoid homework. On the other hand, eight days of high school left!

AHAHA Castle is so tricksy! And hot with a gun. Beckett got played.
marenzi: ([RPS] Alex Pettyfer)
Fuck you too, Amazon. Way to alienate a huge portion of your customers.

My current plan to get this twenty-page John Irving paper done is that for every five pages I write, I get to read a section of [ profile] musesfool's Beggars Would Ride. I reorganized my delicious account again a few days ago and have a million tabs open of things I want to re-read. We'll see how this goes.

I'm sitting in Caribou and I swear there's something about this place - there's always a weirdly high percentage of attractive people here. Not that I'm complaining, but it's not very conducive to getting papers done.

(Also, ICON. Alex Pettyfer, ladies & gentlemen. ♥)
marenzi: ([SPN] Brother Love)
I started out with two Wikipedia tabs open, one on John Irving for a twenty-page paper due Monday, another on trypanosome for biology research.

Twenty minutes later, I have no new information on either Irving or the immune system, but I've discovered that Jared Leto attended my high school. Who knew.


Oct. 20th, 2008 09:14 am
marenzi: (Summer)
Good weekend, you guys! I'm really looking forward to the Wincon reports, because it looked amazing - I'm sure everyone has some really good stories to tell. :)

Baltimore was tempting, since it's so close, but it was homecoming here & I'm glad I didn't miss it. Spirit week went fairly smoothly - a few wardrobe malfunctions as usual, but nothing serious - and color day on Friday sort of EXPLODED. We were white, and painted all the senior cars and crepe'd our hallways white and were generally obnoxious to underclassmen. The pep rally was... well, the lower school's there for part of it, so it starts off G-rated. And then, of course, when they were gone the senior boys who were cheerleading for powderpuff ran out, stripped, & danced to 'Womanizer' until the music got cut off. Because it's not senior year if you don't take everything way too far. :)

We kicked ass in powderpuff - our class is really athletic and REALLY competitive, so of course we were tackling and sliding and breaking all the rules. So much fun, really, I have a three-inch gash down my side from the turf field. AND THEN (I am such a huge pyro) there was a three-story-high bonfire!! My skin roasted off. Amazing. Saturday was the actual football game - we won, something like 54-0, so it wasn't exactly exciting - but our volleyball team is now 23-0, and of all of that, they've only lost one set. Seriously. Watching them sort of makes me think that they could spike my head off.

I think I took over 500 pictures this week - three albums on Facebook, once I edited out the ones of the floor and blurry sports photos and knocking out a few of the 100+ fire pictures.

Mmm, high school. Spreading the crazy. ♥
marenzi: (Impala)
So, sitting in Caribou Coffee with my laptop? Is pretty much the best thing ever.

Except I spent all day yesterday writing essays & am going to end up spending all day today writing essays. OMG, self, taking four writing-intensive APs? BAD IDEA. I am such a dork, I have no life.

But it's okay, I have a laptop with free internet (Caribou > Starbucks any day) and coffee, I think I'll make it. :)


ETA: Seriously, flist. You are failing me. If I were actually FOCUSED, you would be spamming me right and left. As it is, I have no distractions.

In unrelated news, I could watch this mood theme icon FOREVER.
marenzi: (pic#)
So my foot started hurting two weeks ago on field studies, and a couple days later I got this very kickass bruise. I assumed it was just a bad bruise because I couldn't remember actually doing anything to it, and I've been out running and dancing since then without any pain.

After going out Friday night, though, it started hurting, and since the bruise was mostly gone by that time, my doctor wanted to take an x-ray.

I fucking broke the two outer metatarsals. And since it's been two weeks, the outer one is like a centimeter out of place. I DID NOT NOTICE THIS FOR TWO WEEKS.

I knew my pain tolerance was pretty high, but not that high!!

I have a long history with broken bones, though, about one every three years since I was little. My latest was breaking my leg sophomore year sliding into home plate - but I had a bone density test done and I'm above average, so I have no idea what this is all about. Mostly I'm just confused, because I have no idea how it happened.

Anyway. I'm pretending this is an excellent excuse to not do any of my homework or study tonight. Time to watch SPN again, y/y?


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