Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Things

Lately I've noticed a lot of things happening around campus indicating the coming of spring, but none were substantial enough to blog about, so here I shall lump them all into one. Ha!

First, the most obvious, is that love is in the air. We all know that when the weather gets warmer, things start to heat up emotionally, too. Lots of couples holding hands lately. Everyone looks so happily in love. How cute! ("How gay..." name that show!!....... too late: Never Trust a Tattooed Sailor. Gah love it! Remember when the bible EXPLODED during the wedding scene?? O man, I still laugh about that sometimes hahahahaha)

Free Rita's Ice Day = craziness!! Who knew? Well, maybe some people knew, but I, being a first-year resident of Oakland, had no idea that people would line up all the way down the sidewalk and around the corner for free Rita's!! Even after the sun went down and it was clearly too cold to enjoy the frosty treat, there they all were.

My sister's birthday is the first day of spring. What a sweet-awesome day to have a birthday!! So happy birthday to you, dear sister! xoxo! I won't say how old you are, wink wink.

The crocuses are blooming!!!!! So pretty!! Actually, bulbs are shooting up all over campus. It makes me smile. One of my friends told me today that saffron comes from crocuses and is worth more than its weight in gold. I was shocked and asked how people in India afforded to put it in all their food, and he said they grew their own. Nice. I've gotta start growin' me some saffron and SELLING IT!!! muahahahahaha!!!!

It rained all day today. My pants were soaked. Why am I so short?? And why are there so many puddles around Oakland??? April showers, will you please hold off until April? Let's not be too hasty here, eh?

Today was also the Feast of the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her that she was to be the mother of God. I went to noon Mass and did not pay attention to the homily in the slightest. Lordy, how my mind wanders! I love this feast day, though, because I love mamma Mary, and how loving and gentle she is. I wanna shout out to my family today, cuz they finally finished their consecration to Mary!! Yay family!! Enjoy those good graces! and share, please... ;)

Excitingly enough, today was (fanfare, please) opening night to Bethel Park High School's musical!! I've had butterflies in my stomach all day. And I'm not even in the show. I'm not even in Bethel Park right now!! Oy. But I will be there on Friday and Saturday! I can't wait. I don't know how I'm going to live for the next two days. O my god, the show is going on right now, as I write this. It's too much... I so wish I was there!

Well, that about sums it up... I was going to attach pictures to this post, seeing as I have a camera now for the first time in over a year, but alas, I have left the cord for connecting to my computer at home. I hope I rememeber that when I'm home this weekend. Then my blog will be a multimedia event!!! YES!!

Friday, March 6, 2009


What's with the saying "icing on the cake?"
I know it means that something happened that was really good, but it didn't matter because the situation was already so delicious.
But seriously... cake is no good without icing. I mean, sure, it's still pretty tasty. But most cakes need a little something, even in all their glory.
This insinuates that "icing on the cake" is actually a necessary happening, at least in my opinion.
So now we need a new expression to explain that happy occasion that occurs when you're already pleased with what you've got.
I would suggest "the icing roses on the cake" because those are definitely superfluous, but they're also sometimes gross and completely unwelcome.
Thus, I have decided that the correct way to express this sentiment is "the sugar rose on the butter lamb."
Those of you who are not Polish need not try to understand.