Thursday, December 31, 2009

we be beefs fo lyfe, yo

This is the shout out post guys. a post where i say delightful things about you in hopes of starting your year off with something nice. :] enjoy.

Chelsea Tooley. My future roomie. My twilight addicted counterpart, i love you. i love our grey's nights, our tough love nights, and our.. hmm. we dont have other nights. but. i love you just the same. i am so excited for our move to btown. its gonna be awesome!

K-bizzle. there you go. i gave you a gangsta name. imma call you K-bizzle forever now. you are my co-bffffff [or co-beef if you prefer] you be my numba one ho fo lyfe, mayyyne. ferreals though, i love you. you keep me in check and you always know when i need a pick me up or an insult. youre very intuitive with all that. you and i are two peas in a pod and i love you for it, k-bizzle.

Mr. Joshua Dominguez, you are one cool cat. without you, i would not eat. i love our meals together. i love that youre fun and stuff. IU is much more fun with you around, sir. i less than three you.

Chelsea Wilkerson. you and i always have such fun together, even though we NEVER hang out for more than a half hour at a time. :p i miss you. come see me more often. when i live in bloomington, we're about to have such fun. i love you dear! i'm glad you put up with my nonsense!

Jen, my dear jen. i love you, too. you and i are awesome. i love hanging out with you. youre crazy, and fun. bucket game year two was super fun thanks to you. maybe you should come to IU more often. we could have a blast together. I know i can always call you if i need you, or if i need some outlandish humor in my life. thanks for that, yo. love you jen!

Allie Doll, or.. Smith i guess. you date my brother, only god knows why. but i like you, so i wont complain too much. youre funny, and you agree with the fact that its okay that i look cute every so often. silly sean. i love when you creep on my facebook and comment everything i do. its super fun. i love you allie!!!

Kendra Hollinger. I will admit, i dont know you super well yet, but i love you anyways. :] you are super fun to hang out with and youre nice as can be. not to mention, you can work wonders with some scissors and my hair. i love you!!!!!

Sean. or.. Chuck i guess. no. no no. youre sean to me. sorry. :p i tried. youre my big brother who cannot seem to cope with the fact that i am growing up. youre gonna have to get over that, sir. sorry to say. :p you and i have hung out a bunch over the past year. i'm glad we got over that hating each other thing. its nice.

"Well I wanted something better man I wished for something new "

[Song: Wheels- Foo Fighters]

this post is going to be a hodgepodge of 'end of the year' things. a shout out post, a reflection on the past year, new years resolutions, and of course, the 20 most favorite moments of 2009. :] prepare yourselves for a long one, folks. :]

first, i will compare and contrast resolutions and things from last year. 2009 was great overall. i started out quite happy. i was doing really well in school, i had made new friends, i had successfully kept in touch with my co-beefs, and i had a great relationship going. my life was great. there were things i wanted to do, and things i had planned to do. some happened, some did not. i didnt make any resolutions for 2009, so i guess i can say i stuck to em. :D as the year progressed, i made more friends, strengthened existing friendships. one thing that did happen, that all of you know about, i ended a year and half long relationship. it was the best move for both parties, and has been accepted. thats all i'll say about that. overall, i am happy with how 2009 worked out.


10. getting back to bloomington to see all muh friendsies!
9. florida vacation! deryk is the coolest cousin ever.
8. movies at the whitt with chelsea tooley.
7. lunches at read with josh. :p
6. doing exceedingly well in my classes first semester.. you know.. minus that one..
5. deciding to move to bloomington permanently.
3. cobra concert
2. party in mcnutt

okay, so.. that was only ten. i cant think. not my fault. :] lets elaborate on some things though. i've decided to move to bloomington this coming august. i'll be movin in with the wonderful chelsea tooley. how exciting! she's my other bff. <--note the two f's. not five. that is something i'm quite excited about. i will be a permanent resident of bloomington. how awesome is that?!

on a completely different note. something that i embraced this year, being a true college kid. oh how much fun it has been. and tonight.. oh boy. :D there will be lots of fun, debauchery, and sledding! i am spending my new years eve with my crazy haired co-beef, kayla. its gonna be AWESOME!

now for some resolutions:

1. pass orgo. its not an option this time folks. i'm gettin that B.
2. make more friends.
3. spend more time studying and not bullshitting time away.
4. dont let the little things get to me.
5. spend some time at the SRSC. i gotta become better friends with that elliptical!
6. cook a massive meal for all my friends.
7. party with nicki. that could be fun.
8. continue the bucket game tradition. thats not gonna be hard.
9. call the best friend forreals more often. sam misses me, i know it. :]
10. continue enjoying my life.

thats all for this post. i'll do the shout outs in another one. :D love ya!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Stumble Upon FTW!

this has to be the GREATEST thing ever to have hit the internet.

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kayla, i gotta quit copying you.. :p

Today, I drew faces on my tangerines & made little screaming noices as I peeled their 'skin' off. most fun I've had all weekend. MLIA.

i feel like my friends and i could spend hours doing this, especially if it were to take place at a starbucks. :]

Monday, December 28, 2009

Just like sands through the hour glass...

So, I realized something about myself. I need to quit watching TV. Here's why:

I noticed that when watching a show, if I feel that it should work out a certain way and it does not, I find myself legitimately upset afterward. albeit not a long time, I still feel a degree of upset-ness. I understand that this is not normal. Now, I will provide you with examples and you can give me your take on things.

1. For you avid House watchers: Chase and Cameron, those two are so damn cute together. they WERE together. and now they aren't. this is annoying to me. I am currently watching the episode where Chase kills a brutal dictator, this action eventually leads to the demise of his relationship with Cameron. Its really sad, the ending of this episode is almost a tear-jerker.. almost.

2. My only other main example is one that only Kayla will understand. Days of Our Lives a.k.a the BEST SHOW EVERRR. [Yes.. I know that this show has a demographic of old lonely housewives and cleaning ladies, and I am 19 years young.. but this show is so darn captivating, I cannot help myself. I'm sure you understand.] This is a show that is nothing but good quality acting and life-altering plot lines. Now. Here's where this blog gets lengthy. I am going to ATTEMPT to make the relationships in this show make sense to you readers. Here it goes..

Victor/Kate/Vivian/Stephano: Victor Kiriakis was once married to Kate Roberts. Kate and Victor had a son, Phillip. Vivian Alamain wanted to be with Victor, so she stole Kate's fertilized egg [Phillip] and carried it to term. Victor and Vivian did get married. They also got divorced. Vivian is back to avenge her nephew, Lawrence's death. Carly Manning Killed him. Victor is reconnecting with Vivian simply to irk Kate. See.. Kate married Victor's biggest enemy. Stephano DiMera This enemy also attempted to kill Phillip. Because of this union, Phillip has disowned his mother. This action gives Vivian all the more motivation to act as Phillip's mother, delusional, i know.

Carly/Bo/Hope: Bo and Hope Brady are married. Their marriage is quickly crumbling, however. This is due to the presence of Bo's ex-fiance, Carly Manning. Carly was married to Lawrence Alamain, but she had to kill him to protect herself. In order to avoid being killed by Lawrence's goons, she runs to salem and to Bo. Bo and Hope's marriage was already in trouble when their daughter, Ciara. Due to the way that situation was handled, and Carly being around, Bo and Hope did a trial separation and Hope moved into the Kiriakis mansion. This did nothing but add to the strain. Hope believed that Carly had other intentions for being in Salem, those intentions being.. Her husband. Hope was right. She recently witnessed her husband and Carly in a liplock. Poor Hope. However, I think Hope is icky. So I like this match for now.

Phillip/Melanie/Nathan/Stephanie: [Here is where all this bs ties into my blog post] This love triangle upsets me to a great degree. Nathan Horton as played by Mark Hapka is a beautiful person. He is quite the eye candy, in my opinion. Not the point, anywho.. Phillip was once happily with Stephanie Johnson. They were engaged and happy until little Mrs. Snootyfalooty decided she wasnt ballsy enough to handle the Kiriakis family. She dumps Phillip. Phillip makes a racy sex tape with Melanie Layton, who had serious feelings for him. This sex tape was not made intentionally but Stephanie didn't care about that. All she cared about was some bitch gettin with her [ex] man. Stephanie gets back with Phillip. Stephanie breaks up with Phillip [its for real this time, folks]. Meanwhile, Nathan Horton, gorgeous doctor boy, devolops a serious liking for Melanie. this match is gold. Melanie likes Nathan a whole bunch too, but she also has feelings for Phillip [lord knows the boy is bad for her.. but ya know.. ]. Because Melanie is incapable of making up her mind in a timely fashion, She keeps kissin Phillip. Nathan had enough of that and broke up with Melanie.. so sad.. i know.. Now, Phillip and Melanie are engaged and Stephanie and Nathan are together. Melanie does not want to be engaged to Phillip. She did it to get her mind off of Nathan. This did not work. Those two are still pining for each other. This whole situation has me in a tizzy. I feel like it relates to twilight kinda.. man.. I'm gonna kick myself for saying that.. but it totally does. Twilight has Team Edward and Team Jacob. Days has Team Nathan and Team Phillip. I am totally for Nathan. Hmm.. perhaps I should make t-shirts.

The rest of the relationship triangles/squares/other regular polygons dont pertain to anything, not that any of the aforementioned does.. but it was fun for me! maybe i'll finish explaining later. :D

See, When I believe two people need to be together and aren't, I get irritated. So help me.. I think I have a problem. I'm spouting the correlation of relationships of a show 99.99% of you dont care about in the least. :p I'll stop now. kbye!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

sunday. monday. tuesday. wednesday. THURSDAYYYY!!

so. i have this friend, shes got crazy mulafro-y hair. i like to think she's pretty awesome. we are total bffffffffs. new years 2010 is about to be the bestest new years ever!!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

oh its been a tough semester..

So. the semester is at an end. finally. finals are over. grades are in. i am pleased overall i guess, orgo could have gone ALOT better. i failed my first class. ever. its sad. but you know what? orgo is impossibly difficult when you have a professor that is condescending and rude. anywho. thats not what this post is about.

today is christmas. i am overwhelmingly pleased. i didnt unwrap a single gift, but still made out like a bandit. i'll make a list.

mom & arjay: $75 pre-loaded visa & an ipod touch [coming in january]
grandma: $15 in starbucks cash and an IU blanket
lee: $50 in b-dubs cash
kim & barry: $25 in itunes cash [just spent that on songs and a movie]
jane & ed: $25
dad: $200 [already spent :p]

see. good christmas. positively lovely. i am pleased. kayla, i know you'll read this eventually. we need to go to b-dubs and then to starbucks. all in the same day. it will be lovely.

thats all for now folks. have a lovely christmas!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Jack Wilson Clarke II <33

A tribute to an incredible man..

He was a man among men, a man who stood above the rest. He was a loving, caring, brilliant, and funny man. He always knew what to say to make any situation better, and he knew what to say to get a little girl to eat her green beans. He was a husband, a father, a brother, and an uncle. But perhaps what is most important to me, he was a grandpa. He was my grandpa. I will always remember him as a very witty and loving person who told the most interesting stories. I will also remember those moments when I heard grandma yell "Jack!" to grandpa, who was asleep and snoring on the couch. (there were a lot of these moments.. ) I'll always remember the letter he wrote me just before I went off to college. He told me to stay away from people lathered in oil and to never forget "liquor before beer.." He ended this letter by telling me that he was proud of me and the young woman I was growing up to be.

Here's the thing you didn't know, grandpa.. I am far more proud of you than you ever could be of me. You were a great husband, and a great father and grandfather. You were a rock for all of us. You demonstrated great strength all the way to the end. You faced more challenges in a short amount of time than most men face in a lifetime, and yet you would always smile and say "Hi Dani, how are you sweetie?" every time you saw me. Your body was weak at the end, but you were still unbelievably strong. For that, you are my hero. I only hope to be as great a person as you were. Even though we all miss you terribly, we know that you are staring down at us probably smiling in your subtle way. We all know that you're better this way. You're healthy and happy now. We accept that and are happy for it. But you will always be missed. You will always be on our minds and in our hearts. We love you grandpa. I love you. please hear this and know that.

Love always,
Dani and Your Family