I made a mistake today. I went into the Apple store. Yeah, bad idea. Especailly since I really really really want an iPod. And a Power Mac G5. Oh, not to mention a Canon Powershot S230 ELPH digital camera. All of which are wayyyyy out of my price range right now (and they'll remain there for quite some time). So yes, lots of drooling went on.

I guess I should add that I'm finally at home. I spent a week in Pennsylvania with my Grandma and other relatives. It was fun; I watched many a "Trading Spaces" (and daaang that show is completely addictive). Other than that I got to hang out with family and all that typical Christmas-y stuff. You know the drill.

Today was productive. I did Tae-Bo this morning, had coffee with my friends Andy and Jay (both of whom are single and humorously depressed about it), started working on sanding an antique piece of furniture that we pulled out of the trash (it's going to be my new tv stand)...the only thing I didn't do today is talk to Caleb. Which is quite sad, but tomorrow will be here soon enough and I think I just might make it... ::wink::

Oh! Another piece of news (at least for some)--one of my best friends, Kate, just got engaged this past weekend! She's in Washington state with her boyfri--fiance, Dustin. They've been dating for an extremely long time, most of which was long-distance, so I'm very happy for both of them. They're one of the couples that I point to when asked if a long-distance relationship can actually work out. (The answer is few, but some.)

I really wish I hadn't left my copy of The Postal Service's cd in Caleb's truck (which is now far, far away). Luckily, I have it burnt on my home computer, so I'm listening to it now. The only bad thing is that I don't have any blank cds, so on my computer is exactly where it's going to remain.

Speaking of my computer...it stinks. A lot. I spent over three hours the other night trying to download evaluation editions of Macromedia Flash MX and Adove Photoshop CS (I'm too lazy to look up links for those, go have fun). And...yeah. Can't use them. Wanna know why? Becuase we're running retarded Win ME on this computer. Which isn't supported by, well, anything. So my hopes and dreams of redesigning the site over break are, to put it lightly, shot to mars (although it feels like Pluto, because I know how I am when I'm at school. And that's busy up the wazoo). So I decided that I have measly little Paint and nothing else, I'm going to work on the other integral part of the site--content. It was bad enough going to Barnes and Nobles tonight, where I decided that I'm taking my laptop there and taking tedious design, photography, and web notes. We'll see how well I stick to that resolution.

But I did do Tae Bo today.
Which is exercise.
Which is the start of some sort of disipline, don't you think?

"I am thinking it's a sign
That the freckles in our eyes are mirror images
And when we kiss they're prefectly aligned and
I have to speculate
That God Himself did make
Us into corresponding shapes
Like puzzle pieces from the play and
True, it may seem like a stretch
But it's thoughts like this that catch
My troubled head when you're away
When I am missing you to death..."

The Postal Service Such Great Heights


I got three hours of sleep last night. It's been a looong long time since I've done that. I was in the computer lab working on my final project (a cd case design) for Graphic Design class. I'm finished, but I officially hate the computer lab printer and QuarkXpress v.4. Blech.

I'm nibbling on a bag of chocolate M&M's right now. I left some things at Caleb's house in Florida, so his mom sent them up here--and filled the package with pop tarts, cookies, and M&M's! I love Caleb's mom, she's amazing. I got another package today, too: Caleb's Christmas present! :-D I wish I could just give it to him now, especially becuase he keeps bugging me to tell him what it is, but I have to wait until next week. Tradition, man, tradition.

I'm having a crazy time of things with rides right now. Rides to PA for the holidays, to be exact. I have late exams and my original ride fell through, so at the moment it looks like this is the plan:

I have to be out of the dorms Friday, Dec. 19th. I'm going to move all of my stuff over to my house and (hopefully) clean the room up a little bit. Caleb, camron and I are going to stay there (on separate floors, of ccourse!) that night, and then drive to Richmond th enext day. Scarlet and Evergreen Terrace are playing at Ally Katz. It's been a long time since I've seen them, so that will be cool. Then, (hopefully again) we'll stay at Cameron's aunt's house in Ashland. From there (the next day) Caleb is driving me the hour and half to Washington D.C.'s train station. Finally, I'm taking that train from DC to Philadelphia to Lancaster, where my Grandma will pick me up.

Crazy, huh?

All this is pending whether or not I can find someone from school who is heading to Reading or Lancaster after Thursday's exams and wil give me a ride. Yeesh.

Alright, class is over, time to go work the lounge. And maybe get some sleep...


Ok, so there goes that. I actually had the incentive to work on my math study sheet (for my final next week), but it's gone now. Thanks to The Onion and it's wonderfully distracting articles. Such as this one. It's sad, I really know people who aren't far removed from that guy.

Oh, so by the way, I'm back from Thanksgiving break. It was great. A week in Florida is always great, obviously, but I got to hang out with Caleb, his family, all the Unforsaken guys, Kenny, Allison (unfortunately I only saw Nina once and didn't get to see Shannon at all)...I love all of the people down there, they're just fun and interesting. I really hope I get to spend the summer down there.

The weather was really warm, too--seventies and eighties. Except, ironiclly, for the last two days, when we went camping with Caleb's family and another family from his dad's church. It was freezing. Okay, well, forty degrees--but when you're stuck outside doing nothing but sitting (albiet around a fire), it's pretty dang cold. That's one of the coldest nights I've slept through in my life.

On our way back to Liberty, we stopped through Savannah. We ate lunch at this great little seafood place, and I had some absolutely amazing crab meat. It's funny how your tastes change as you get older--five years ago, I would have made numerous faces at the thought of cracking open a cooked leg and pulling the white meat out of it. But oh, it is so so sweet.

In other (wonderful) news, I finally got approved to live off campus (right before I left). My roomate's parents are currently here in Lynchburg remodelling some of the house we're moving in to. Cameron, Caleb and I helped clean on Saturday, and Caleb and I have been putting together some of the desks and dressers for each room. I have the most kick-butt desk on the planet. It's from Ikea and it is grand.

Hopefully next week I'll start painting. I have wood paneling in my room, but I'm going to paint it alternating shades of yellow. I'll try to upload a picture once it's finished.

Speaking of the word "try", you probably all think I'm the laziest hypocrite to keep a web journal, because I keep saying I'm going to do things, and I don't. Yes, I do know that, and yes I really do have intent of adding more things to this site. But life in the land of Crystal is a very hectic and busy one, and when I started this site during the summer, it was while I was at home working 20-30 hours a week and doing nothing else (besides missing my boyfriend). Now, I'm working, learning (supposedly, anyways), seriously dating the most amazing guy in the world, trying to finish off the house I'll be living in next semester, helping on the leadership team on my hall, and studying muchos. So while I may be lazy when it comes to this site, it's not becuase I want to be. I admit I'm very jealous of Cameron, who has lots of time and a great site. Go visit it, it has plenty of content.

And hopefully, one day, mine will too. ;)