Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Round, and round, and round some more...

Laundry. I actually like doing laundry...I think it's pretty cool because, well, I'm weird and get excited over stuff like freshly sharpened #2 Ticonderoga pencils. Today, however, laundry is NOT my friend...not even a kind acquaintance...I was going to bring my laundry home this weekend but I have dirty towels and gym clothes, which I can't live without for the rest of the week. I gathered up my load and went to the laundry room with my card, only to insert it into the card reader and see this unsightly number:

$1.23

FYI...It costs $1.25 to run the washer.

And $0.30 for the dryer.

So basically, I'm in a tough spot...I have to take ALL my stuff BACK upstairs and look in every purse, tote, pocket and pouch in my room for a dollar. All I needed was a dollar. NOTHING but $20's (another FYI, I am NOT about to put twenty green ones on my card because I will not do $20 worth of laundry in the next 4 weeks). I ask Roomie and she only has 20's too. So then I hoof it to the parking garage to get my Coach wallet out of the glove box and find two $1 dollar bills. Sweet victory. I go back to the dorm, into my room, grab my laundry again and go down the hall to the elevator.

Oh yeah. And I forgot my laundry detergent. So it's back to the room for the 4th time and to the laundry room for the 2nd. I also put the extra dollar on my card so as not to repeat this WONDERFUL experience :)


Here's hoping it all comes out in the wash,


cbk

Monday, March 30, 2009

Jesus and Harry, two of my loves...

I'm working on a paper for my Harry Potter & Religion class. The main question we are supposed to answer is "Are Rowling's books Christian or just fairy tales?"...Sounds elementary, but it is one of the most challenging papers I've ever had to write. Challenging, yes, but fun? ABSOLUTELY! I'm actually enjoying writing this because it's basically like pouring my nerdy Jesus-loving heart onto paper and getting a grade for it! Haha, can you feel the intensity?

Wish I could say the same for my friend (more like enemy...) Olaudah Equiano. He has yet to meet my nerdy, Jesus-loving heart...and I'm not sure he'll be hanging out with it today either...

cbk

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hell Hath No Fury...

Like CBK awoken at 1:30 am by her suitemate's best friends' drunk arguments about someone dating someone's brother.

Let's look at the first fact: Okay, fine. I am a grandma. I went to bed at 12:30...AND might I add...I doubt I ever really fell asleep because of the LOUD-ACE waste cases next door.

Second fact: YES, I did ask them a few times to please quiet down. Although, there were more non-Christian phrases running through my annoyed mind.

I feel a come-to-Jesus moment coming today. Like when I have to go over and ask them to give my Twilight dvd back, as I let them borrow it last night before they got shwasted. And mention that they owe me...BIG...


cbk

Friday, March 27, 2009

Interesting.

I don't think The Interesting* Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano sounds very interesting...do you?

It is for this reason that the book sits closed, on my desk, waiting to be read for a paper that is due one week from today.

Let's just say the only time I've opened it is to see
a) how many pages it was, and
b) if there were any pictures.


Have a good weekend!

cbk

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cue Maria and the Von Trapp kids

It is beyond dreary today...rain rain rain! I think most people like rain as long as they're inside and don't have to commute (OR, if they're like me, because they own a sweet black trench rain coat and cute rain boots!). Anyway, the rain got me thinking about other rather random things I enjoy and I thought I'd share some with you!

  • Clean sheets--I L.O.V.E. sliding into a bed made with a clean set of sheets, ESPECIALLY if they have just come out of the dryer!
  • SHOWERING--I'm not into super long showers, but if I was a guy (or Demi Moore) and could get away with the whole buzz cut thing, I would shower three times a day. I've said this before, but my dream house would have the most amazing shower known to man (forget the Carrie Bradshaw closet!)
  • Buying movies--I have to stop myself when I walk by those $5.00 movie shelves near the check-out lanes at Target.
  • Uncooked baked goods--Anyone with me on this one? Brownie mix=heaven.
  • Vacuuming--(The list is all down hill from here, I tell you) I love to clean and vacuuming has always been my fave. I just love clean floors. If there was a Dirt Devil Kone Fan Club I would be the President...

Can you tell it's been a sloooowwwww day?
cbk

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Why are Collegiates so darn angry?

You're walking back from class (in the same shirt you wore to bed) and scribbled on the sidewalk in neon yellow chalk you see:

"Beware, LIBERALS...

Barack Obama is an EPIC FAILURE


The minority report is coming
"

*Note: Before ya'll from the Left start making CBK voodoo dolls, let me reiterate that these were not my words (see quotation marks)
**Also, I don't even know what they mean by "minority report", so don't ask.

These kids must be trés ticked.
...


And maybe, just maybe, that first line is the new background on your phone.

Tootles,
cbk

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ahem, Breaking News:

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blogpost to bring you this disturbing announcement:

BREAKING NEWS: (Tuesday, 9:30am, eastern standard time) A large, red volcano has descended upon the nose of one, CBK, eighteen-year-old college freshman in Collegeville, Florida. Witnesses reported first seeing the object, herein referred to as "The Pimple", at around four o'clock yesterday afternoon. At this time, the situation continues to worsen. Dermatological experts have been called in to bring medication and hopefully reduce the monstrosity. While we are still investigating the cause of The Pimple, early results point to stress.


It's going to be that kind of day.

cbk

Sunday, March 22, 2009

CBK, Allergist Extraordinaire

I figured out what I'm allergic to:


SCHOOL!


Seriously, friends. I started taking some new meds yesterday and everything was going swimmingly UNTIL i went into my dorm room to unpack and began sneezing up a storm! Even now, sitting in my room, the sore throat and itchy eyes are making a comeback. I spent the weekend in Orlando for my mom's birthday and I must say, this is not the welcome back I was looking for.

This week is especially hectic for me. I have tests Monday, Tuesday and Friday and a project due Thursday. I'll try to report back as things progress. I'm also thinking about a blog remodel...what do you think? I know I only made the current header a few months ago but I'm already getting a little tired with it, haha. For someone who loves routines, I enjoy a little change every now and then...


cbk

Saturday, March 21, 2009

You must have mistaken me for someone else...

because I did not just pay $13.40 to the Public Library, to cover fines of various amounts for overdue DVD's, Audiobooks, and books.
...oops.
cbk

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Food For Thought

So I've decided that if I ever open a restaurant it is most definitely going to be murder mystery themed. Go with me on this:

  • "The Butt-ler Did It"... A smoked pork butt sandwich with coleslaw and garlic bread
  • "The Macobbre Salad"... Your mom's Cobb Salad, with a twist!
  • Catch Me If You Can-apés... Catch one today!
  • Dial M for Macaroni... Mac & Cheese for the kid in all of us
  • Columbo's Chocolate Confession... no question, the best fudge cake in town!
Hungry yet?


cbk

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The day everyone is Irish


Top o' the mornin to yeh. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day kiddos, go kiss a blarney stone and drink some Guinness for me**

*I'm finding that in college SPD is less exciting when you're under the age of 21. It's not like elementary school when you have green juice and green cookies and people run around pinching not-so-eager participants. I would really like some shamrock cookies right now...

**Also I have this fascination with Guinness. I watched a video on the Travel Channel about Ireland and decided I HAVE to go to the factory...I even know how to pour a glass! Have I mentioned I'm lame?


cbk

Monday, March 16, 2009

Quesssstionnnn....

Was anyone else a little underwhelmed by Gossip Girl tonight?

I know it's only a "mid-season premier", but I was looking for some shock value. I feel like everyone is going soft, and I know it's obvious and they intended it to, but I don't care.

All I can say is, TEAM CHUCK ALL THE WAYYYY!
I L.O.V.E Chuck Bass. And when his heart is crushed, mine is too.


cbk

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Another UGH and an update!

Spring Break is DEFINITELY over. I just looked at my schedule for next week (that would be the one after this coming week) and I about cried. What does it entail, you ask?
  • 3 tests
  • 1 paper, of 1500 words
  • 1 PowerPoint project
  • 1 exhausted cbk
If you don't hear from me after that week, I'm probably at the local mental institution recovering in peace.

**UPDATE: found the elusive CD case! My iTunes library is oh-so thankful!

cbk

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Meet KAG!

Check out this giveaway by KAG at Monograms and Martinis in Manhattan! You won't want to miss it :)

xoxo
cbk

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Need a job?

Here are some things I would pay someone to do for me:

1. Pick out my courses for school. There are too many lists to make, prerequisites to check, and professors to cross-reference. If it were possible to scratch one's eyes out, I would have done it today.

2. Talk to professors/other "adults". Like say, if I don't understand why I got a certain grade and I want to hash it out, said personal assistant could discuss said grade for me!

3. Try on clothes--now this is a little more difficult seeing as how the person would have to fit my exact measurements, but I get tired trying on item after item, especially when I've already been to four stores looking for a pair of khaki pants.

4. Follow around in general and play music--I always have a song stuck in my head and wouldn't it be cool if someone just walked around with you and played a soundtrack for your life? Score!


cbk


DOUBLE UGH!

Don't you hate it when you lose something that you can picture PERFECTLY in your mind...something you've seen fairly recently but you haven't got the vaguest of notions as to the location of said item? Enter one black leather CD case, formerly a resident of my sister's car. This illusive creature has reportedly been missing for some time, but I swear I've seen it recently. UGH! I just want to upload some of the CD's to MacSwell and seeing as how I have a lot to do today, I've wasted too much time looking for it. But I won't stop until I find this darn case.

Ben Folds, Kenny, and David Cook: I'm coming for ya.

cbk

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bloggy Breaks...not my style

Thursday seems like f o r e v e r ago, so time to update! Since I'm on SB, why not a little SB-themed postage? And of course, it's about the most important SB component: the beach.
I went to the beach Saturday and Monday, and let me tell you something lovelies, la playa is a blog post waiting to happen. There is just SO much to discuss, one post could never be enough! Here's my feeble attempt at conveying such observations.

The first should be encouraging: there is always someone at the beach that looks worse than you do. If you're like me, you slink out of your cover-ups with as little movement as possible as to draw the least attention to the fact that hey, you're wearing a lot less fabric than before. Whether they're rockin an ill-fitting bikini or skin like red leather, just know that "the others" are keeping your behinds off of the D-list. Thank them later.

The second is just funny. One of my FAVORITE beach activities isn't body surfing or beach volleyball...it's eavesdropping. HA! I know, terrible, but try it and then judge me. If you need incentive, think about how you're missing out on gems like these:

Fake-Bake-Franny: So, you guys been picking up lots of girls today?
Frat-tastic Bro: Chyeah, you know. (Points to friend) This guy's been beatin 'em off with a stick.
Fratty's Friend: Yeah dude, they're all like "can I have your autograph" and I'm like " yeah, i can sign somethin for ya"

Ok, let's answer the OBVIOUS question: No, they weren't famous. Unless you count the SMALL world inside their own heads. And I don't count that as much.

And the third is just something that IRKS me to no end, people. SCREAMING at the BEACH! Is there something about the sand and surf that drives children to test their lung capacity? Can you just keep your screaming on emergency reserve? Like if you see Jaws coming, go for it.

cbk

Thursday, March 5, 2009

In 12 hours...

I'll still be here. At school. The Friday before Spring Break.


BUT

in 14 hours...I'll be on my way HOMEEEEEE!!!!

EEEK!
I can't hardly stand it.

Saturday will be full of this:




And absolutely none of this:



Cheerio!
cbk

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Giveaway! Giveaway!

Woot! Just in time for Spring Break, a FABULOUS giveaway from Mrs. Newlywed!
Enter today!

National Ignore CBK Day

That's right, perhaps you didn't hear? It's National Ignore-Me Day, and BOY are people going all out to celebrate.

  • I messaged one of my best friends today because I hadn't seen her in forever. We had made plans to hang out a few times but she either never called to confirm or cancelled altogether. I decided to break the ice and send her a message, saying I missed hanging out with her and that I wanted to do lunch some time soon and she never wrote me back. Since I sent the message, she has been on Facebook 5 times. I know for this for a fact.
    Still no response.
  • I asked "how was your day?" to a friend this evening and said friend sat watching the television without acknowledging my question. They NEVER answered but did manage to move on and comment on a funny commercial that came on the screen.
  • I was walking down the sidewalk today, feeling particularly chipper, and every stranger I passed saw me and looked directly at the ground. I know I had just gotten out of the shower and wasn't dressed-to-impress, but really, I would've at least smiled.
Ugh. I have bigger fish to fry. Like a two-day history midterm that starts tomorrow. Grrr. Wish me luck!

cbk

Monday, March 2, 2009

You sneaky dog


Dear Chris Harrison,

You are such a troublemaker. You LOVE the drama--admit it, man. I love how you simply nod when these poor people are pouring their hearts out on your awkward stage. I'll admit I watched half of your program while wearing my Awkward Goggles.

cbk

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Will power, shwill power

How do you find the desire to get up in the morning when you know all you'll be doing today is STUDYING?

It helps to not wake up until 11...ooops. Sorry Mom. I honestly NEVER sleep in, but last night I went to bed at 12:30 AND had to take some TyPM because of a leg pain that would've otherwise kept me awake...so there you have it.

Also, trip over the trash can when you get out of bed, try to catch yourself and fail. It'll get those Spidey-senses/reflexes going and prepare you for your strenuous day.

It is officially March which means Spring Break is officially 5 days away! Unfortunately, if you're like me, you have to trip across some midterms to get there. This realllllly takes the fun out of the SB countdown on one's bathroom mirror. Such a countdown also reminds you of the hourrrssss you have to devote to the devil, er i mean textbook, so you have good grades to come back to when you float down from the Spring Break cloud.


cbk