wildramblings: (reading)
It's been a while since I've written, but I haven't been doing nothing.

Sunday was Mother's Day, so after church my whole family went out for lunch, then my mother and I spent two hours at Walmart buying groceries, since none had been bought in two weeks. We were all starving.

Monday I spent most of the day with my grandfather, making a box to house the litter box that lives in my room. The inspiration came from this site. My cat has an automatic cat little box, but instead of using the handy little carpet ramp to get the litter off her paws, she jumps right out of the box, leaving cat little ALL OVER the carpet. So to fix that problem, we've built a box. I didn't have time to take picture of the project, but I will post a few pictures of the finished product when it's finished. All it lacks is a shelf and a door, and then it'll be finished.

I would have written yesterday as well, but my mom left me a huge list of chores to do, and then my brother had a baseball game and we didn't get home until 9PM. That was just in time to was Glee (best show ever), and go to sleep.

Today was more cat box fun, though we haven't made any more progress than the other day. We just moved it into the house and put the litter box inside so the cat can get used to it. She seems not to mind it at all, so I'm glad. We'll just have to see what happens when we put the door on it.

And of course there's been walking and treadmilling, and I'm reading Jane Eyre still, but it's taking a while. I don't get a lot of time to just sit and read, and the words are in really tiny print.

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May. 5th, 2010 10:04 pm
wildramblings: (TV)
It always creeps me out a little/gets me excited when I hear my hometown mentioned on TV shows. I'm from Tallahassee, FL, which, as not too many people know, is the capital of the state.

For instance, there's an episode of Brotherly Love (I miss this show so much), where Matt doesn't know what the capital of Florida is (The first instance is at about minute 4 in Part 1.), and I can't express how much I loved this episode when I was younger. The joke continues through the whole episode, and it really shows how a lot of people think. Most people think that the capital is Orlando, or Miami, or Disney World. But no, it's up here in Tallahassee.

What creeps me out is shows like Criminal Minds. I don't normally watch it, but my mother does, and she turned it on tonight while I was still in the room and I heard them talking about Tallahassee. The episode was all about a couple of serial killers in the Tallahassee area. And at one point, they talk about FSU. . . my university. I mean, I know it's just a show, but Ted Bundy was not just a show. I get nervous walking around campus at night, since my father is a police officer, I've always been told not to walk alone, so I don't.

I'm just glad I've got three more months before I'm back on campus.

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May. 5th, 2010 01:47 pm
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So here goes. Going to try the blog thing YET again. Hopefully this time I'll keep it up, which I definitely need to do. I have a bad habit of not finishing what I start, especially when it comes to blogging. But I think that if I keep up with this new idea I got and get some followers, maybe I'll come up with a few interesting things to say.

First off, introductions. My name is Claire. I'm 21 and in college to be a Biology Teacher, which is getting more exhausting every day.

So, how am I going to keep up this blog when others have fallen by the wayside? Well, I was "Stumbling" around the Internet and came across this article. Since I have been struggling with my weight for a few years, never being able to control myself enough to keep it where I want, I thought this would be a really cool idea. So I called my grandfather when I got home for the summer from school, and yesterday he came over and cut a board for my own treadmill computer desk. (Pictures under the cut.) In addition, I'm going to walk to pic my little brother up from school for the rest of May until he's done for the year. We only live about 1.5 miles from the school, so it's really not a big deal to walk, and it feels really good by the time I get back. I just hope this works, because it's certainly tiring me out.

Treadmill Desk )

And now for the meat of this first entry. I want this blog to be about random things I see during the day. And while I was writing this entry, I've also been watching Gossip Girl online, because every girl is allowed to have a few guilty pleasures. Anyway, it was on one of those commercial breaks, and the commercial was about Cervical Cancer. I've been seeing a lot of these commercials on various online sites like Hulu and Fancast, and they're all deceptively cheery. "What if I meet someone? What if he likes me too? What if he gives me HPV?" Dun dun DUN! That, along with all the bright colors. . . it's creepy. I mean, I know HPV and Cervical Cancer are huge things. I got the Guardasil shots, and I learned all about HPV and cancer in my Cell Biology class this past semester. I just get weirded out by the happy-turn-sad commercials.

It reminds me of all the tampon commercials and how much I love the ones that make fun of the happy ones. It's a topic of conversation around my dorm apartment. Four girls living together for nine months out of the year? Tampon conversations are bound to come up.

Sorry if it's kind of a gross topic to start out a blog, but it's what I saw, so it's what I wrote.

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