Tuesday, February 26, 2013

How much do cheese curds weigh?

Guys (and gals, and various other gender-neutral people) - I'm leaving in less than three weeks. Commence panic attack...now.

So, what do I have to do before I leave? Don't worry, I won't be mad if you're not interested. I don't even know if you read this or not! Just know I'll love you no matter what (unless this hypothetical "you" is Jafar or Sue Sylvester, because then we might have a problem).

1. Finish up at the WWHF (tears).
2. Visit MEGAN in KANSAS!
3. Have lunch with Grandma twice.
4. Go visit my great aunts.
5. Ice skate in Tenney Park!
6. Teach Ella (my nine-year-old best friend) how to skype.
7. Um, pack?
8. Cry because packing is overwhelming and I don't know what to bring and what to leave behind and do I take both my favorite stuffed animals or just one or maybe none, I don't want to look infantile and OMG WHY DOES MY COAT WEIGH 15 POUNDS I'm going to die.
9. Clean out my Wiscmail and forward all my contacts/correspondence to my Gmail (bye bye, wisc.edu)
10. Re-download my Albanian language files which for some reason decided to stop working. NOT COOL, LANGUAGE FILES.
11. Go to Cecily's bridal shower!
11.25. Get shower gift.
11.75. jk, that's a lie...
12. Spend ALL the money! On: new boots, new camera (suggestions?), eno hammock straps, smart wool socks, long underwear, E-BOOKS.
13. Find my red REI thermos. 205 girls, has anyone seen it?
14. Clean my room. No, seriously. I've been going all Twister on it for two months. It's pathetic.
15. Continue to blog about absolutely NOTHING.
16. Proofread.
17. ...by the way, Dad, can I use one of your big green suitcases? For the next two years?
18. Have a Disney night.
19. Stitch 'n' bitch. Last time, it was in a bar. I BROUGHT EMBROIDERY TO A BAR, PEOPLE.
20. Get fresh cosmetics and toiletries, etc. Because I can't imagine anything worse than arriving in a foreign country without blush. That would be embarrassing.
21. If you didn't catch the sarcasm in the previous list item, do you even know me?
22. Finish the myriad of books I've started at home: Crazy Love, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (books 2-5), A Confederacy of Dunces, The Age of Innocence.
23. Find the best way to fit a yoga mat in a suitcase.
24. Take nothing seriously.
25. Pray.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a younger sister in possession of an older sister in possession of a good (ahem) blog, must be in want of a post dedicated to her.

ALSO, this happened (from Em's facebook):
 My relationship with my sister. (For those of you who don't know my sister, the girl in the majority of these photos is not her. That's Becky.)

Let's count: Emily is in one pic, I'm in two, and Becky's in three. GO HOME FACEBOOK, YOU'RE DRUNK.

So let's introduce her to the interwebs. We started off cute:

Then puberty hit and things got awkward:

She definitely got all the style+modern+cool genes:

She wears both hats and babies well:

And hey! We're both badgers!


And sometimes we take really awkward pictures of each other:

Things we both love: Dr. Frankenstein, the family farm, sarcasm.

Things we both hate: country music, celery, Nicholas Sparks.

There are a lot of things that are funny to us and no one else...bummer dudes. You're missing out on Dr. Pepper saving the day.

Emily, watching Django Unchanged - "He looks like a really old Samuel L. Jackson"

That about sums Emily up. Also, THIS. This totally happened to her c. 1997:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy V-day!

First of all - Happy Galentine's Day....yesterday. I didn't have any waffles, unfortunately, but I did celebrate with two of my favorite ladies. :)

Second of all - Happy Valentine's Day! Or, SAD day, if you're like me. Or Tard.

But most importantly, it'sV-Day! Check out onebillionrising.org. I'm dancing in my cubicle. 

(Also, since the video is produced by Eve Ensler, it's very likely you could interpret the V for V-day to be something other than "valentine's"...)

Monday, February 11, 2013


Things that occurred this weekend:

I lost my bra in a church.

My father galloped around a room, gangnam style.

I watched nine ten episodes of Girls.

Aaaaaand I had two donuts for breakfast. #noregrets

Becky's an honorary sister.

Basically I just wanted to write a blog post so I could say "I lost my bra in a church."

Friday, February 8, 2013


Becky and I are currently down with a bad case of the NoiseTrade. Usually, it lasts for a week and then goes dormant for a few months, only to recur later with a OMG WHY DON'T WE DO THIS MORE OFTEN THIS IS AMAZING.

Free music FTW!

They ask you to leave a tip. I don't leave a tip. I'm a horrible person.

Also, Becky hates when I hum along to a song I don't know. I suppose she has a point....seeing as I don't know the song and just make it up as I go. Sorry Becky. YOU DON'T TIP NOISETRADE, EITHER.

New gems of the day:

1. The Gray Havens
2. Liza Anne
3. The Oh Hellos

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Words that describe me

enthralled (en.thrahld): — US -thrals -thralls -thralling -thralled 
1. to hold spellbound; enchant; captivate 2. me, after reading Love Wins by Rob Bell. You should read it. DO IT.

Let me just say this: Love Wins has fundamentally changed the way I look at John 14:6. I'm still processing it. I'm in a theological hangover.

And I think the phrase "theological hangover" might be slightly sacrilegious.