Time Warp

Thanks Jen for posting this link! These pictures are what I would have looked like had I graduated high school in 1952, when my grandmother graduated, or 1964. I think that in the 1964 picture, I look a lot like my aunt did, in her graduation from nursing school photo, which is really weird, since that happened a full 10 years later. The first set are my time warped pictures, the second are my grandmother and my aunt and the last one, obviously, is my own senior portrait. You should do this. It's fun!


I've been a little bored with my Special K Red Berries (why don't they just say strawberries?), so I've been trying out new cereals. Last week: All-Bran, Strawberry Medley. I have to tell you, it's not very good, and the texture is...bleh. So, today we were at the grocery store, and I was comparing cereals; how much can I have for the fewest number of calories, and I don't want it to taste like bark, that sort of thing. Just for giggles, I decided to check out Coco Pebbles. I thought surely it will be loaded with sugar, and not much else. How wrong I was. Here's the breakdown, I'll highlight the best parts of each one:

Special K Red Berries: 1 Cup Serving, 114 Calories, 0 grams Fat, 220mg Sodium, 10 grams sugar and 1 gram Fiber.

All Bran Strawberry Medley:
1 1/4 cup serving, 180 Calories, 1.5 grams Fat, 230mg Sodium, 10 grams sugar and 10 grams Fiber.

Post Coco Pebbles: 1 Cup Serving, 110 Calories, 1.5 grams Fat, 180mg Sodium, 10 grams sugar, 3 grams Fiber.

They all have the same amount of sugar, and the "healthy" cereal has just as much fat as the stuff that tastes like candy!! Furthermore, the Coco Pebbles have more fiber than the Special K. I'm pretty sure you can guess which one came home with me. And no, I'm not even ashamed of buying kiddie cereal.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. We also saw this cereal:

Doesn't it just scream "brought to you by the guys that club baby seals?" The cereal pieces look like various animals...freaky.


I am equally attracted to and repelled by this.
I believe in that whole gender role thing, a lot of the time; I would love to stay home and cook and clean and do all of those "wifely duty" things, but I can't imagine that I would ever want to go back to using antique appliances and decorating in aqua tile. Not to mention the fact that all these women have really bad hairstyles. I know that there was better hair than that in the 30s, 40s and 50s. The clothes are nice though, and I do admire their dedication.

Terroni's Right!

It is my blog, and I don't have to be fair. So, I present to you my lovely new water-lily header. I'm sure if it had been on the ballot, you all would have voted for it. Keep your eye's peeled for Shannon's header too. I can't find where I saved it...

PS: Visit Justin's Blog to hear all about the financial aid nightmare that he went through at school yesterday.

On a completely unrelated note, look at my super cute niece and nephews! These kids are seriously more attractive than any children have a right to be.

The Winner Is....

Yellow. But I'm not happy about it. It's my least favorite one. However, here to save the day is my friend Shannon,who has created a better one than the yellow one. Anyway, since yellow won fair and square, I'm leaving it up there for awhile, but don't be surprised when it gets replaced with the one that she made for me...and don't be surprised at some point later when that changes again, because I have a pretty short attention span with this blog thing, and I like to play with it.

Six Word Memoirs

Love the song, like the video, want the book!!


No, not for president or anything important like that. I need you to let me know which header you like better for my blog. I'm going to leave it blank up there for the next couple of days. There is a survey box to the right. If no one votes, I might have to make an actual decision on my own, and I haven't been very good at that recently.

Here we go, do you like :


Bad Casting

I like the Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer. I know that movies are never as good as the books that they're supposed to be based on, but not only does this trailer totally not do the book justice (we'll have to see about the movie), it's not very good casting. Edward should be much, much hotter than that.

PS: Does anyone actually know how one becomes a casting agent?

Ruby Slippers

When I'm very upset, the first words that always come out of my mouth are "I want to go home." This makes perfect sense if I'm upset somewhere like the mall (which happens more often than you might think), or in traffic or on vacation in some hostile city, but most often it happens when I'm at my house.

Nowhere that I've ever lived for any extended period of time has felt like home to me. The closest I've come was my little apartment in Canyon, but even there, when I was feeling sad, it was always "I want to go home." It took me a long time to figure out where that home might be, and now that (I think) I know, I'm even more frustrated because I have no idea how to get there. I don't know how to pick up a whole life and move. I know that people do it every day, but it completely baffles me, and so I wait. I wait for someone to tell me what to do. I wait for a job and apartment to fall out of the sky. I wait until opportunity has passed, and then it's gone and I'm still looking for home.

I don't want to do that anymore. I want to take control of my life and be in the places that I want to be. I want to find a job that I love, or at least one that I don't hate. I want to stop being afraid. I'm going to try very hard to figure out how to do those things, and then, maybe, I'll be able to find my way home.


I'm back, and after only a week, which surprises me. I was pretty sure that I wouldn't be posting here for quite awhile, but I missed it. The truth is, I've been really sad, like, throw myself in front of a bus sad. I guess it's a good thing Levelland doesn't have any public transportation. Anyway, I'm feeling better. Today is the first day in 2 weeks that I've made it through a full 24 hours without crying (assuming that I can make it another hour until midnight). Anyway, I have to get ready for work, but I wanted to say hi, and let my (6) readers know that I haven't forgotten about this blog completely. I'll post again soon.