26 February 2006

round 2--shots from ft. mchenry



3,500 miles away

Raining In Baltimore

This circus is falling down on its knees
The big top is crumbling down
It's raining in Baltimore fifty miles east
Where you should be, no one's around
I need a phone call
I need a raincoat
I need a big love
I need a phone call
These train conversations are passing me by
And I don't have nothing to say
You get what you pay for
But I just had no intention of living this way
I need a phone call
I need a plane ride
I need a sunburn
I need a raincoat
And I get no answers
And I don't get no change
It's raining in Baltimore, baby
But everything else is the same
There's things I remember and things I forget
I miss you I guess that I should
Three thousand five hundred miles away
But what would you change if you could?
I need a phone call Maybe I should buy a new car
I can always hear a freight train baby if I listen real hard
And I wish it was a small world
Because I'm lonely for the big towns
I'd like to hear a little guitar
I guess it's time to put the top down
I need a phone call
I need a raincoat

Counting Crows

23 February 2006

thunderstorm? cold front.

Despite being swamped with school work, it's been a good week. I'm still unsure of what day it is and how I manage to wake up when I constantly turn off my alarm clock. And you know you've been busy when you have to email your friends to tell them you'll call them this weekend (ahem. ha.) or you email them to tell them about your great weekend or you email your roommate to tell her that you want to hang out on Thursday night because you haven't seen her in a week yet you both mysteriously still live there.

And for some reason, I cannot wait to clean my bathroom and do laundry this weekend. That's how exciting my life is. This morning I finally opened my luggage and wore two shirts that were dirty.

I hate when my blogs turn into "this is what I did today" but sometimes, I'm starved for witty paragraphs. Perhaps, I've been to absorbed to notice the little things that I typically write about. I'm sure I'll start seeing them soon.

I've always wanted to say "I flew in on a red eye."

One day, I guess I'll get my wish.

Happy day-after Birthday, Jennifer.

16 February 2006

clap your hands

825am. At school in my office. Coffee is being consumed. Teaching commencing in 30 mins. Peanut butter sandwich already made. It's a much better day already.

New music I can't stop listening to: Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah! (self-titled album).

Everyone wish my mom a happy birthday.

Happy Birthday MOM!

15 February 2006

eclipse

robin moment #747 (no pun intended. "what pun," you're thinking? oh, you'll get it.)

After another exhaustive day in the academia that I have vaulted myself through, I jump on the subway to ride home at a reasonable 930pm after having been at school since 8am. I find a seat (rarity) and watch the view of the city at nighttime. Atlanta looks so different at night. Anyways, so I start thinking about how neat it would be to see the city at night from an airplane.

Then I start thinking about how I'll be on an airplane (ahem, 747) tomorrow. Then the gears in my head really start turning and I realize that I'll be leaving Atlanta in the daylight and arriving in Baltimore near dusk.

So at this point I'm thinking that it will be like when you walk into a movie theatre and it is still daylight outside but by the time the movie is over it's dark and you think you've missed some crucial part of life. In other words, I went for about 3 minutes thinking that I'd miss the sun going down just because I'd be so far up in altitude and by the time I came "back down to Earth" it would magically be dark.

I actually started laughing to myself on the train and my foolishness.

So, point is, I'll be gone from the blog until late Monday. Feel free to carry on in the usual comments to each other. Sometimes those conversations are better than my posts.

14 February 2006

gone tomorrow, here today

I suppose I should write on here, huh? I go an overhaul the place then I confuse everyone and stop posting. Typical of me. Life suddenly became really busy. What's that commercial? "Life comes at you fast" ?

And just when you think things couldn't get any worse, they don't. Just as I procrastinated on a project, my professor gave an extension on an already extended deadline.

This morning I awoke to find a dusting of snow on the ground at my apartment. It was quite the sight to see as it was completely unexpected and unforecasted. The word was "a few flurries here and there" but the result was a snowburst here or there. Luckily, Decatur was one of those places. It was all gone by mid-morning, but definitely made up for the lack of winter. But I'm not complaining as it's supposed to be near the 70's again by the weekend.

Happy Valentine's Day to whoever reads this and feels they need an extra Valentine today.
On this day.
Valentine's Day.

09 February 2006

3 columns!

Welcome. Sit down. Take off your shoes. Stay a while.

Yes, I overhauled this place. I've been wanting 3 columns for a while. So, here you have it. The slightly remodeled WTOMTL.

If you're disoriented, the blogs are on the left now as are the obligatory links. Really, not much has changed except that 3rd column deal. And I FINALLY got that image centered (and returned to the old one). That center problem was the real culprit to my madness of remodeling.

If everything looks the same to you at this point, just hit 'refresh' a few times. You'll see.

Of course, I'll probably wake up tomorrow and hate all of this, so enjoy it before I change it back. Is it too crowded? Feedback!

restless

I like to voice my opinions. So here I am again. Only this time, I'm going to praise someone. In case you missed the Grammy's (and the crawl at the bottom of the screen that announced the pre-show winners), it was a big night.

Enter Alison Krauss. I just saw her in concert a few weeks ago. The talent is unreal on that stage. But in case you don't follow lists like I do adamantly, you may have overlooked that a list of all-time Grammy winners is constantly being updated and revised each year. Alison Krauss won 3 (out of 3) Grammy's last night. Now keeping with the lists, she is now number 7 (or tied with #6 which also has 20) on the all-time winners list. She's right behind U2 (5 awards last night) who now has 22 Grammy's.

That's just amazing to me. Maybe it's just me.

MSNBC/Reuters
had a good story about it. She's the winningest woman ever. And the winningest country/bluegrass group ever. And yes, winningest is a word.

07 February 2006

idaho

There's no better way to I would have wanted to spend my 24th birthday. Teaching lab, Quizno's subs, paid off one credit card, paid off a significant amount of another, went to my evening class, 2 episodes of Scrubs and studying for an exam. Wow. Is it always this exciting?

Bad thing is, I'm completely fine with this.

24

it's just another day..

06 February 2006

winding road


Ha. You thought there would actually be a post here. Too bad. I'm tired. More to come.

02 February 2006

goog. ew.


Ahh, Google (GOOG) stock. Looks mighty impressive, huh? (courtesy of CNN/Money).

Oh it is impressive, but the best part is that this is only from today. It gets even better on the chart for the previous 5 days (below):


Alas, as Andy says "in it for the long run." And that's why I didn't cry on Tuesday night. Instead I just sat and waited patiently.

do you smell something?

I have a weather calendar that I got from Maria that depicts each day's weather history. In other words, something really interesting that happened each day from as far back as weather records were kept. On this day in weather history, the only thing that happened that was remotely about the weather and worth writing on was:

1982: One million crickets were fried as a result of a lightning strike that caused a building used for their commercial sale to burn to the ground near Crestview, Florida.

So sad.