Saturday, December 20, 2008

Stinky McStinkerson


Um. Confession time. I don't shower everyday. I'm sure you just responded with a resounding, "eeeewwwwwweeee!" Yeah, yeah, I'm sure you're reconsidering the high rank you once gave Cilla in your list of "Coolest people I've ever known in my entire life." But before you drop me from your #1 spot to #2 or even (gasp!) #3, let me plead my case:

I like to be mysterious. Part of that mystery includes occasionally skipping a shower, dawning some Zoolander approved 'derelict' attire, and slinking off to school. I like changing my look on occasion so people can look at me and think, "Gee, I wonder if that is a student or a homeless person wandering campus with her partially-bald Tabby cat named LiceTrap." Mua ha ha! The students will never know! But seriously, I do have a cat. She's a ornery little beast named Puddin who secretly plots to scratch me to death in my sleep. Personally, I think I'd prefer LiceTrap.

Aside from being mysterious, who doesn't enjoy going 'au natural' for a day or two...or three? The oils in your hair are able to penetrate your ends, you save some serious cashola on shampoo, and you save the Earth! Water preservation, baby! Yeah, so maybe I secretly want to be a hippie who doesn't shave her legs and spends hours in front of a lava lamp listening to Pink Floyd and saying things like, "totally euphoric!" I just can't seem to commit. So a good couple of days living the dream is better than none, right?

My third and final reason for not showering is this: I get lazy, and I like sleep. Therefore, I just prefer to skip the whole showering scene, grab some body spray, reapply some deodorant, and call it good. Seriously, folks, as long as we shower more than they did in the Dark Ages, we're good. Okay, maybe we should shower more than if you're not showering at least once a week, I'm concerned and no excuses will suffice.

So there we go. You may move me back up to #1 in your list. Sorry to scare you, but maybe you'll think twice now when you try to rearrange your cool list. I plan on showering tomorrow (always gotta shower on the Sabbath!), so I think I'm off to bed so I can allow some extra time for my ritualistic 5-minute shower 'snooze'. Next to stalking John Mayer, it's the best part of my day.
So goodnight, and may your showers be steamy and...uhh...bright? Yeah, we'll go with that.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

21 Is Sooo Last Year

Tomorrow is my 22nd birthday! Shyeeaahh! I'm pretty excited about it. I mean, doesn't 22 sound so much more mature than 21? Oh yeah. Way more mature. I might as well stick in some dentures and start wearing some wool cardigans. Unless those dentures are a size too big and I start looking like a Who... Yeah, maybe I'll hold on to my mature people attire for year 23.

Anywhosie, I've been sitting here at my laptop studying for 2 finals that I have tomorrow morning. Who had the audacity to schedule 2 finals on my birthday? Did they not know that I plan on drinking my body weight in Egg Nog tonight and may show up to class Nog-drunk, wearing my mom's blue leather jumpsuit from 1982 whilst singing 'Feliz Navidad' complete with maracas? Yeah, profs, you may have wanted to consider that.

Wow, tangents are fun. Back to my point: so I've been sitting at my laptop and thinking about all the things that have happened in the last year. I am completely stunned with what I've come up with. Here's a snippet of my brain's processes. Please keep your arms and legs inside the bloggisphere during the ride:

I've fallen in love with an amazing man.
I went from listening to angry-I-hate-boys music (thanks, Vanessa!) to experiencing an emotion that I can barely put into words. Bob and I have such a great connection with each other. He has softened my heart and makes me want to be a better person. I love him with all my heart and would do anything for him. I cannot wait to marry him, and hope these 5 1/2 months go by fast so I can fall asleep in his arms every night. He truly is my other half, my best friend, my everything.

My future career has been decided.
After feeling completely lost in life, and crying way too much over school, I have decided to become a Speech Pathologist. School is going great, and I was even chosen to do an Independent Study/Research Project with some professors at the U. Sure, I have to be in school for an extra year, but it's worth it when I look at my future and am able to smile with a confidence that I know it will make me happy.

I have become more domesticated.
While I have yet to religiously watch Martha Stewart, and create elaborate centerpieces with my fancy casserole, I have been cooking more. I even have a cookbook where I'm recording my favorite recipes. (Mind you, this is coming from the girl who lived on packaged pasta and Eggo Waffles for the 6 months she lived in the Avenues). I even asked for a KitchenAid for Christmas! WTF? Yup, it's time to get a cheesy apron with designs and words created with fluorescent puff-paint.

I am truly, sincerely, genuinely happy.
Not like I haven't been happy in the past, but I can't seem to stop smiling this year. I have so much to be thankful for. I have Bob, my health, great family and friends, a nice home to live in, good food to eat. While things are not perfect (when are they?), they are pretty darn close! In fact, I feel a song coming on...

[Priscilla dawns tap shoes and a sequined vest. Her friends pop out behind her bed, TV, and desk in similar attire with cheesy smiles and matching outfits as they sing...]

Gray skies are gonna clear up,
Put on a happy face;
Brush off the clouds and cheer up,
Put on a happy face.
And spread sunshine all over the place,
Just put on a happy face!

[Spirit fingers galore on that last note! SPIRIT FINGERS I TELL YOU!!!]

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Thank you, goodbye, goodbye now, goodbye, goodbye!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Meet Bob and Cilla!

Meet Bob.
He's really, really, ridiculously good looking.
Pose, Bob. Pose!
Meet Cilla.
She likes having fun on children's playgrounds.
Fly, Cilla. Fly!

This is Bob.
He likes being adventurous.
Jump of the cliff, Bob. Jump off the cliff!

This is Cilla.
She likes dancing for hours on end.
Moonwalk, Cilla. Moonwalk!

See Bob.
He loves Cilla very much.
Kiss the girl, Bob. Kiss the girl!

See Cilla.
She loves Bob even more.
Knit him a sweater, Cilla. Knit him a sweater!

This is Bob.
He proposes to Cilla with 8 dozen roses on Nov. 19, 2008.
Say Yes, Cilla. Say Yes!

This is Cilla.
She says yes without any hesitation.
Call the Temple, Cilla. Call the Temple!

Meet the future Robert and Priscilla Neve
They are getting married on May 30, 2009
Live Happily Ever After, Neve's. Live Happily Ever After!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thank Goodness!

So I had a pretty awesome Thanksgiving. I ran a 5K in the morning (and made excellent time for not training),

went to the Zoo with my family,

played in the Zoo's playground with my fiance,

and enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner with Bob's family!

I sure like Thanksgiving. I really like the food part, the family part, the pie part, the tryptophan part, and the leftover part. I'm not so much a big fan of the jellied cranberry part, or the yam part. But all in all, I'm a fan!!! I've had quite some time now to brainstorm all that I'm thankful for and here's what I've come up with:

I am thankful for...
1. A fiance who is proud of my belching, sings theme songs from old cartoons, likes to read super nerdy fantasy novels out loud with me, and loves me enough to make me his wife.
2. Creepy guys on the bus who don't follow me home.
3. Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero.
4. Banana Cream Pie with a cold glass of 1% milk.
5. Knowing that I will never truly understand what it means to starve, freeze, or live on the streets.
6. Novels that provide escape, adventure, and enlightenment. Movies that cause laughter, thrill, and tears.
7. Mac & Cheese shaped like Spongebob characters, Triscuit and Easy Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Rich's Turkey, Gouda, & Cranberry sandwiches, cheesy grins, cheesy jokes, and cheesy moments.
8. FREE MEAL! from Cafe Rio.
9. Making it through a meal with the majority of the food in my mouth and not on my lap.
10. Music that allows for singing in the shower, dancing in the kitchen, and head-bobbing at work or while driving.
11. Having family and friends who support, joke, and let me be me.
12. Spring Break, Summer Break, Fall Break, Winter Break, road trips, weekend trips, week-long trips, and any other event with the word 'break' or 'trip' in the title.
13. Having faith that I will see my late grandparents again. Having faith that while the future will be difficult, it will also be full of immense joy and happiness. Having faith.
14. Sleeping in.
15. Being a women who can hold a job, attend a University, vote, have a family, and not be expected to live a quiet, passive life.
16. Not just owning 1 pair of shoes, but being able to feed my fetish with many shoes of differing color, shape, and purpose.
17. Modern medicine and the ability to live a long, full, fruitful life.
18. Butterfly kisses, Eskimo kisses, short kisses, long kisses, quick kisses, and romantic kisses.
19. All things beautiful, fun, exciting, adventurous, spontaneous...that aren't too risky or dangerous (a girl has got to set some limits).
20. Knowing that the entire future is what I choose to make it. And right now, I'm looking to make it a good one!