Thursday, March 06, 2008

random


Rules to this tag/meme/thing:

1. You link back to the person who tagged you. Sara of Putting the Sara in Sarakastic. Sara, I have an important question for you. Do you pronounce your name Sah-ra or Sarah?
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. Share six unimportant things about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your entry.
5. Let the tagged people know by leaving a comment on their blogs.

This picture was labelled "Random-Apophysis_PitcherPlant.jpg" which is a mystery to me, but I found it by entering "random" into Google Images. And it's pretty.

So:

1. Today I went on a field trip with the other honours students and the Head of Department to the city archives in the public library and the museum. Not much use to me because my honours thesis is nothing to do with New Zealand or Antarctic history, but I love field trips, and old books are cool!

2. Speaking of honours theses... I am going to be researching and writing about non-Russians who went to Stalin's Russia (ie North Americans or Europeans who moved there voluntarily, unfortunate people from Eastern Europe who were plucked from their homes and sent to the gulag, POWs of WWII, possibly Jews, etc) and their impressions. But I haven't got any further than that in identifying where I'm going with it.

3. I would like to pick up the clarinet again this year, or possibly the saxophone, or alternatively continue learning German. But it's not going to happen. Sigh.

4. I have not told anyone this but I have a stupid, stupid crush on a totally inappropriate person. And by inappropriate I mean in about five separate ways. Pshsbcakcbhduwi!!! (That was me making an incomprehensible groaning/snorting sound.) Sometimes I frustrate myself very much indeed.

5. I am 21 years old and already three of my friends are married, two more are engaged, and two friends have bought houses. At least no one is pregnant yet. This state of affairs seems strange to me but perhaps it is not unusual? Please, older and wiser people, tell me how things were back in the day when you were a sprightly 21 year old.

6. I am in love with drinking tea. I have sort of gone off coffee because of it, at least, very strong or milky coffee. Tea is much more subtle. My favourite is Dilmah's Ceylon Supreme, but I also like Earl Gray or English Breakfast or Peppermint tea. This is so weird because I never thought I would be a tea drinker. The best thing about our honours room is the kettle - I am saving so much money on drinks. And the best thing about tea is that I can drink it before I go to bed without staying up half the night.

I am not going to tag anyone. Because I am exhausted and lazy and I just want to go to bed, and I can't be bothered informing people I have tagged them. But please! don't let my bad attitude put you off doing this yourself.

5 comments:

Sarakastic said...

I pronounce my name sarah, or occassionaly sa-ra if I hyphenate it, which I do when there is another Sara in the room. I always tried to figure out why my name didn't have an h & how it would sound different if it did so for awhile when I was 8 I pronounced it saraha.

People in utah tend to get married very young. Most of my friends were married right out of high school. I think I had one friend from high school who lasted through college, she's getting married next month. I have friends who have been married divorced & remarried before I got married once. Then I went to college & made new friends & they all got married within the next year. I'm on my third or fourth set of friends. Then I watch Supernanny & I'm glad I'm not in their place. Now I have to go listen to my classical music for the day.

Sarakastic said...

I forgot, will you be telling the blog world (ie Me) about this unnamed boy of #4 ?

LEstes65 said...

Darling, when I was 21, none of my friends ever thought they'd get married. We were all going to be fabulously rich rock stars on MTV. We all lived together and that was enough. When a few started getting hitched, it was incomprehensible. I didn't get married until I was 15 days shy of turning 30. I was the first in my group to have a kid. At the ripe old age of 34. I bought my first house at the even riper old age of...hold on...have to do the math...40.

Anyone who tells you that you're not on some ridiculous time table should be slapped. By me.

Inappropriate crushes - you and I should talk.

~Virginia~ said...

dish on the inappropriate crush, please! inquiring minds want to know!

when i was 21 (wow...9 long years ago), i was in college. none of my friends were married or even thinking about getting married. i hadn't even had my 1st serious boyfriend yet! i can't even imagine what it's like to have been married that young! madness!!

you should be in no rush and feel no pressure, m'dear! have a happy weekend!

Beck said...

Tea, yum. When I was 21... not one of my friends was married or even capable of dating anyone for longer than five minutes. I was rotating boyfriends every three weeks.
Inappropriate crush! So long as they're not MARRIED or a member of the celibate clergy, how inapprorpiate can they be?