Thursday, September 25, 2008

A rant caused by me...

So I realize I'm the one that let this happen, but it pisses me off.

I'm tired of being the good daughter, and getting guilt-tripped into stuff by my mom.

So, Saturday I'm working with Phi Psi to raise money by ripping ticket stubs at the football game at NCSU. The game's kickoff is 7:30pm, we have to be at the stadium at 5pm. We won't get out of there till 10:30 or 11pm, if not later.

Sunday, my cousin is having a Christening for his son in Greensboro. It starts at 1, but with my "situation", I'd have to take the 7am Amtrak out of Raleigh, and take the 7pm Amtrak out of Greensboro to get back here to Raleigh around 8:40pm.

So, I find out the kickoff time for the game this weekend, call my mom to talk to her today. She basically gives me the guilt trip "There will be lots of family there you don't normally get to see." and "You can nap on the train and once you get here, it doesn't start till 1." Basically, my mom wants me there, in my opinion, to show me and my weight loss off in all its glory. Which, great, mom, I love you. I love that you support me. But really, I. Don't. Give. A. Fuck. about showing off to this "family" that I really don't care that much about.

There's so much social bullshit to the Arabs and Greeks, and I hate being the "good" daughter and doing it. I mean, I've gotten out of a lot of stuff because of school before, but this weekend, I don't actually have massive amounts of work to do. It's just going to suuuuuuuuuuuuuuck because I'm probably going to be up till midnight Saturday and then have to haul ass to get up and get to the train station by 6:30am Sunday morning.

Waaaah. Can someone give me my (non-existant) balls back?

Monday, September 22, 2008


I truly hate lab reports. I just thought I would share that with you all. Objectives, Methods, Discussions, Results, etc... They can all go to hell.

I can't tell what's looking worse right about now... A very vaguely assigned 4-6 page literary analysis paper (in SPANISH, about a story/stories in spanish) or lab reports...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Omnivore's Hundred

So, in an effort to procrastinate more and study less for my Textile Technology test Friday, I'm doing a little survey thing I heard about a while ago called The Omnivore's Hundred.

Here’s a chance for a little interactivity for all the bloggers out there. Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food - but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers.

Here’s what I want you to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.

Just to add - things I've eaten are bold and blue. Things I think I've eaten but I'm not sure are blue. Things that I really don't ever consider eating are bold and red. :) Be a procrastinator and tell the world what you have or haven't eaten.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB & J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S'mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Life is GOOD.

If it wasn't obvious from the most recent post, I want to reiterate:

(except for that whole scary finding a job thing)

Thank you to all that make it so damn good.


Last few weeks of internship + New York City + family being in NYC + moving back to Greensboro + moving back to Raleigh + start of the new semester = an insanely busy Emily.

Some highlights? Well, I'll start with NYC.
Seeing Missy Higgins live
Seeing Janelle Monae, an awesome up-and-coming hip hop artist live. (Along with some other very good jazz and R&B artists.) In Central Park. For free.
Having my family in NYC.
Seeing my aunt for the first time in about 3 years.
Getting a free garment from Indigo Handloom. :)
Being RELEASED by my endocrinologist on August 13th.
Down 100+ lbs! Just weighed today and I'm at 219.6!!!
Having people tell you all-the-friggin-time how good you look. (Seriously, people, it's great. I mean, maybe not 24/7 for the rest of my life, but really...)
Seeing all of my absolutely amazing, fantastic, incredibly lovable Raleigh folks.
Schmoozing with industry people.
Getting a mini-interview at a very well-known, Los Angeles-based fashion design company for tomorrow afternoon. Nothing major, but it's damn well a step in the right direction! is nice. It's crazy, but nice. How is it that twelve hours of class is kicking my ass just as badly as 16-18 hours used to? (Not that I was ever good at taking more than 15 or 16 hours in a semester.) The only thing I might be missing is a date every once in a while. But I'm starting slowly. I can't necessarily expect to return to Raleigh and have my forever non-existant love life to spring into wealth. ;-)