I’m So Blonde…Part 2

The thing about me is that I hate cleaning. Now I love having everything clean and looking nice, but I hate the process of cleaning. Basically, I’m lazy. But don’t tell anyone else that 😛 I started cleaning my room last night. Ya…I hadn’t unpacked from coming home from school. Ya, I know it’s been almost a month…. We’re having someone come over to stay at our house for the next week, so my mom decided it was also time to clean the house. Never a good sign. So like a good daughter I emptied and filled the dishwasher and vacuumed the floor among other various and sundry tasks.

I blame cleaning for my blondeness later today. I forgot my shoes when I went to work. I’m so blonde. 😛

I’m so Blonde!

I work at a nursing home (in case you’re wondering, I’m a waitress). For most of our residents English is the primary language. I mean, we have one lady from Switzerland, but other than her, it’s pretty much all English. Except for the man who almost exclusively speaks Spanish. I enjoy talking to the man – mostly to brush up on my Spanish (which I haven’t formally studied since high school). Well the other morning I was wheeling him to breakfast, and I was trying to explain to him that it was time to eat. So I told him: “Essamos.” The root of the verb was essen and the ending amos means we or us. So “let’s eat.” Right? Wrong. I realized later that essen is a German verb. Comer is the Spanish verb I was looking for. I’m so blonde.

Wow!!

So I opened up wordpress today and read my friend’s blog, only to see that she had been nominated for the Illuminating Blogger Award and had in turn nominated me for it! So I want to thank The Risible Rambler for that.

Here are the rules for the award:

1. The nominee should visit the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/) and leave a comment indicating that they have been nominated and by whom. (This step is so important because it’s the only way that we can create a blogroll of award winners).
2. The Nominee should thank the person that nominated them by posting & including a link to their blog.
3. Share one random thing about yourself in your blog post.
4. Select at least five other bloggers that you enjoy reading their illuminating, informative posts and nominate them for the award.
5. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog, including a link to the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/).

Numbers 1 and 2 are already done, so now on to the next 3.

Something random about me…hmm…I share random things about myself every day, but here goes: Generally I enjoy dressing either a bit on the fancy side, or a bit edgy. Or some of both. Animal prints are just wonderful!

As for my nominees:

The Risible Rambler would have been one of my nominations if she had not already been nominated.

mereinkling.wordpress.com

totusmel.blogspot.com

jeynagrace.wordpress.com

 

ward.
5. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog, including a link to the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/).

:)

That was fun. I went out with 3 of my girlfriends here at home. We went mini-golfing (free tickets make everything better!!) and then shopped for a bit at Target. I was the only one who didn’t buy anything, actually, but I’m gonna ask my mom to take me back in hopes that she’ll buy me stuff 😉

Have I mentioned my obsession with Dr. Who? Because I’m utterly and completely obsessed 😀 My character is the TARDIS, or Idris, if you prefer. You know, now that I think of it, I’m pretty sure I already geeked out about this before. But I’m still geeking out, so too bad. One of the friends I was with tonight is as geeky as I about the Doctor, so we geeked out all evening. It’s pretty funny when you realize that you’ve just had a deep conversation about the psychology of the Doctor and his companions.

Someday I’m going to have a TARDIS blue room in my house.

A Girl’s Best Friend

What is it about shopping that just makes a girl happy? I went shopping with my mom yesterday, and even though she bought more than I did it was a very enjoyable day. I dunno, I think I just enjoy looking through all the stuff and not having to do anything else. And since I do need some clothes and shoes, I don’t feel bad for getting new stuff. It’s a win-win situation 🙂 I think my favourite acquisition from yesterday is the snake necklace I found at J.C Penney’s. The main motif is a snake head crossed with its tail in the very front. The chain part of the necklace is made out of a metal mesh that moves and somewhat looks like a snake. It’s just perfect! It makes me happy.

I’ve started working on Italian as well. It’s fun to go back and try to remember the way the language works. I’m not too far into it, so I haven’t learned too much that I can forget. It’s cool, though, to see how it sticks with you. I think that’s the best thing about the Rosetta Stone program. When you learn a language in school you have to do a lot of straight memorization, but with Rosetta Stone everything is reviewed so much and in several different ways, so the words just learn themselves 🙂 Pretty cool.

Oops!

Well, I was planning to post yesterday, but my internet went out. We had Water Day at my school – basically grades K-4 played water games instead of doing school work. I wish college was like that! So my brother and I went and filled water balloons and set up a slip-n-slide. And, of course, once the festivities had begun, we just had to join in. What a bummer 😛 I got to dump water on my littlest sister, so that was extra fun. After playing in the sun for a few hours I was pretty wiped, but I was scheduled for work, so heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to work I go-ed… Ya. That’s bad grammar. I should just stop now before I dig my hole any deeper. I tend to be a bit of a grammar Nazi. Maybe more than a bit… It’s amazing how studying other languages deepens your understanding of your own mother tongue! After studying German grammar (they have approximately 5,000 cases :P) I find myself hypersensitive to clauses and phrases in English. It can be annoying, but it’s kinda cool too. In addition to my inner grammar Nazi, I also abhor bad spelling. It just gets me right where it hurts, you know? Sometimes being a semi-educated person can be a very annoying thing. Anyway, I should stop rambling aimlessly and let you get back to your life. But to solidify my previous points, I have the perfect poem to end this post. And I can’t explain to you how much this kills me inside.

Eye halve a spelling chequer

It came with my pea sea

It plainly Marques four my revue

Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a quay and type a word

And weight four it two say

Weather eye am wrong oar write

It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid

It nose bee fore two long

And eye can put the error rite

Its really never wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it

I am shore your pleased two no

Its letter perfect in it’s weigh

My chequer tolled me sew.

(Sauce unknown)

 

*YAWN*

Work at 6 am is not cool. But having a job is, so I should stop complaining. Anyway, yesterday was pretty awesome. I went to my friend’s house and she and 2 other friends and 1 worked on crafts and projects. I worked on a skirt. I’m excited to see how it will come out! So I’ve got the skirt in the works and my tatting projects. The one I started last week I think I’m going to modify the pattern to make it bigger so that I can put it in the back of a sweater. You know, one of those flowy open-back sweaters that are in style right now? So I hope it works out.

I’ve been working on research for my novel and after some initial setbacks came upon a gold mine. I’ve been looking for a list of rules/regulations/restrictions for Jews etc. under German jurisdiction during WWII and the Holocaust. For a good while I couldn’t find anything and I just assumed my search terms weren’t specific enough, but then last night I found a website with a bunch of translated Nazi government documents. I was so excited to finally find some of what I was looking for!! If you want to browse, the web address is:

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/nca_v4menu.asp