A collection of thoughts


Controversial foods that I happen to love:

Controversial foods that I happen to hate:

Cauliflower is the worst. It makes me think of cauliflower ear.

I have a serious addiction to chewing gum, but I ran out about 8 days ago, and have yet to buy a new pack. Every morning after my two cups of coffee, I reach for a piece of minty freshness, and realize that my purse is empty. I spend the rest of the day going through withdrawal. Why I don’t just go buy a new pack of gum is beyond me – maybe I’m trying to prove my ruggedness of spirit.

Speaking of spirit, last night, I mentioned my “melancholy spirit” to Zach, the friend from Seattle who now lives on the JAM house floor (JAMZ?). He told me to not to call it that – because there is a difference between “spirit” and “temperament,” and that my spirit is actually quite fiery. I think that’s true – and it was nice to hear from an outside source.

Also last night, I sang background vocals for one of PZC’s grad school projects – he set up a makeshift isolation booth in his closet, and I sang from there while he and Zach sat silently in chairs in the middle of the bedroom. Occasionally, one of Paul’s roommates would poke their head into the room and find us thusly. That thought is making me laugh today.

I go to Boston tomorrow. If Seattle is my true love, then Boston is my crush. Seattle is to Edward as Boston is to Jacob – although, no, I still have not finished “Eclipse,” so I don’t know how it’s all going to end, and who knows – maybe Bella will wind up with a werewolf after all. At this rate, I may never know. I don’t fully believe that she has “just friends” feelings for Jacob, no matter how many times her annoying narrative voice insists upon it. I kind of want to take the book with me on the plane, but what if I still don’t read it? It’s a huge, heavy, embarrassing novel to be toting around and flashing to strangers if I’m not actually going to read it.

But I want to know how it all ends.

Don’t tell me, though.



  1. Emily from Seattle on October 14, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    I hate pickles, too…

  2. Sarah on October 14, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    I love, love, love olives… and many things that are pickled. Except eggs… I highly doubt that I will ever try a pickled egg, but ASPARAGUS… wow, pickled asparagus is Tasty.

    Is Eclipse from the Twilight series? I haven’t read any of those… I hope it ends well :).

  3. Laura on October 14, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Have fun in Boston! I think you should bring the dumb book. It’s either that or trashy mags, right? I’m speaking from experience.

  4. Lyla on October 14, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Have you ever tried green olives on pizza? It’s my favorite pizza topping, but I’ve only met one other person who didn’t immediately contort their face in revoltion at the mention of it.

    I have to disagree on pickles. I can eat a whole jar in one go.

  5. Peg on October 14, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    I find it fascinating that olives and pickles are somewhat opposing forces for you. Usually those end up on the same side for many people — in the briny category. I’m a lover of most things on your list EXCEPT beets – I blame it on school lunches of the 60s where there were canned crinkle-cut beets on the plate and the smell permeated the building – bleh! Cauliflower – can take it or leave it…definitely a neutral.

  6. Peg on October 14, 2009 at 6:07 PM

    …and the thought of you singing in a closet makes me laugh too.

  7. Elizabeth on October 14, 2009 at 10:56 PM

    Hooray for hating Tuna. It’s dreadful and I have no idea why so many people seem to love it so much.
    Other cool factors- Coffee, Gum, Seattle, Boston, and Eclipse. I knew there was a reason I read this.
    Read the book- it gets weirder.

  8. Julianne on October 15, 2009 at 9:08 AM

    I love mushrooms. Not so much olives. And I’m with you on pickles. Jon loves them, though. One time when I was pregnant we went to the store to get ice cream. While we were there, Jon remembered we were out of pickles and wanted us to get a jar. I refused–simply because it would be too cliche.
    And Boston is my crush, too. What a fun city. My sister-in-law is always trying to find ways to get Jon and I (and now Laurel) to move there so we could live in the same city.
    Hey…I’m going to be in Ohio and Kentucky soon…which are both WAY closer to Nashville than Edmonton is. So, it’s kind of like I’m coming to visit you!
    Have a blast in Boston.

  9. Chelsea on October 15, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    I love the randomness of this post!! Truly entertaining!

    I don’t like olives, beets, or mushrooms. Although I LOVE the flavor of mushrooms, just not the texture. So I still buy them and cook with them. I love pickles.

  10. Sarah on October 15, 2009 at 11:53 PM

    Lyla – I LOVE green olives on almost anything at all.

  11. wtdaTim on October 16, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    I like all of your controversial foods… I am very controversial

  12. AnnieC on October 21, 2009 at 7:50 AM

    Ha! I love beets! They’re like pretty amber and ruby jewels you get to eat!!! And, yes, cauliflower is gross. I imagine that’s what styrofoam tastes like. But… PICKLES? How do you not like pickles? (I want some right now)

    [Bears. Beets. Battlestar Gallactica] <– Don’t ask why I added this beacause, well… I can’t possibly think of a viable excuse.

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