Thursday, February 26, 2009

My Life is a Soap Opera

"So I'll see you tonight then."
"Yep. I look forward to it!"
"Great! Love ya!"

I got off the phone with the one I had been seeing for a while now. It had become quite a regular occurrence, and I was getting used to having someone new in my life. This person made me feel happy, made me feel like I could talk about anything, and really open myself up. Our interactions were therapeutic, and I always left feeling like a better person. I felt love. But I guess it just wasn't enough.

Over the next few weeks, I started sharing some of my time with another. It had happened before, back in the summertime, and things began to return to the way they used to be. Except now I already had someone in my life. Tragically, instead of making a decision, I let them both believe that nothing had changed and I belonged to both of them.

All was going smoothly. No one suspected anything. Until one morning, this very morning, I was awakened by a phone call. I had been up late the night before with one of them. And now the other was calling! I had set a time to meet and had completely forgotten. Had my unfaithfulness been discovered? The disapproval and suspicion in the words I heard were almost as tangible as my fists which were pressing against my eyes, trying to cut off the world and my reality. I heard myself make a weak excuse to cancel our meeting, and hung up the phone. I fought back the tears. I felt so torn! I knew this was no substitute for real happiness. How long could I go on like this? I thought I was invincible, but everything started crashing down around me.

I mean seriously. Running with Suzie every MWF and Holly every TTh? Someone's going to get hurt.

Monday, February 23, 2009

And the winner of the competition is....


It was a tie. And not the kind that I like to make skirts and purses out of. But the kind that means that Merry and Natalia need to participate in another competition to find out who wins the ultimate prize!!!! How about a cooking contest? :) Ready, go.

Bailando con alegría...

I'm sitting here, eating my favorite ice cream, and smiling because I got accepted to go to Guadalajara, Mexico from May 5 to June 20 for Study Abroad! I'm super excited! Perhaps a little too excited. Hooray!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Little ditty about Jack and Diane...

I've been looking for a "Jack" for some time now. And then I realized: Duh! Jack Handy!!! If he and I were to fall in love, I would never ever ever stop laughing. And then I would live forever, since laughter is the best medicine. I found the secret! Tuck Everlasting ain't got nothin' to say now.

I refound this gem today:

“It's true that every time you hear a bell, an angel gets its wings. But what they don't tell you is that every time you hear a mouse trap snap, an angel gets set on fire.”
-Jack Handy

Yes, I know what you're thinking. I've also heard that Jack Handy isn't a real person. But, just as I was in the pit of despair, I read in the source of all truth that he is!! But then I also read that he is turning 60 on Wednesday. Ew. I may be fond of older guys, but... that's just twisted.

So, I'm still in the hunt* for a "Jack" who is hilarious and cute. And I don't know if a "John" is going to cut it. Well, maybe if he goes by "Jack" all the time. Depends on how desperate I feel.

*[Literally. In Roman mythology, "Diana" was the goddess of the moon, the hunt, and chastity. Hooray!!!]

Monday, February 16, 2009

Maybe it's because it's almost 3 am...

...but probably because this is hilarious: I'm laughing so hard I'm almost crying. Okay, I am crying. My friend Paul just shared this link with me, and all the links I've checked out from the page are really really funny. I haven't seen everything, so be careful (obviously), and use good judgment. (don't be clickin' on the link called "No pants subway rides"). Do ya'll want to try to come up with a stunt like these sometime? Life is so wonderful when you try to break social norms or freak people out just for the heck of it.

Make sure you see "Cell phone symphony" and "Food Court Musical". Enjoy.

Monday, February 9, 2009

"Come on Down!" ( ♪♫♪♫♪♫)

Okay folks. I've finally made some progress in determining the potential champion of the CCC (Creative Conversation Competition) of 2009. First, I thought all the responses were great, and I appreciate the participation. Some of the posts were really really good but didn't actually answer the question.
So, with that said, my favorite entries were:

In a relationship, what is a deal breaker to you? -Merry
What's your favorite constellation? - Mary
What song is stuck in your head right now? -Natalia
If your life(day/semester/etc) had a theme song what would it be and why?-Paul

So, please vote on those, and the winner will get the ULTIMATE AWARD!
I would like to Recognize the following people for their effort:

Robyn: Early Bird/Best Friend Award
CathyAnnie: Semi-Awkward Personal Question Award
Steve: Randomness/Quite Specific Question Award
Suzie: Thief Award (Stealing other's questions... ;) )
Josh: First Post to Make Diane Laugh out Loud for Reals Award
Fredjikrang: Great Use of Emoticon Award. (A wink and a grin!)
Janae: If You Were to Actually Do This I'd Give You Something... Big Award
Sarah: Hands-Down Funniest Post Award
Keith: Frequent Poster Award

Alright... the rest of the competition will depend on your votes... and maybe a dance-off. Paul... ? :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

I'm such a gringa

So... I'm on a Spanish kick. Last night I dreamt in Spanish again! Woo hoo! I think I'm going to order a CD of Juanes from Amazon or somewhere, mostly because getting a package in the mail is pretty high up there on my top 15 (somehow I forget that I had to pay for it and just pretend it's like my birthday or something... Oh yeah... HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY!), and also because I really really like his music. Those of you who are familiar with him: any favorite songs? If I'm going to be more serious than itunes, I don't want to blow it.

PS: I'm seriously considering/applying for the Guadalajara (Mexico) Study Abroad for Spring '09. Have I mentioned that already?

:D :D :D :D :D

Monday, February 2, 2009

¡Estoy famosa!

Look! My name is in the newspaper!!! So what if it's just the Daily Universe... it's a start! I went to the John Shmidt concert on Friday. It was pretty much amazing.