Licking rocks, zombie bugs, and grad-yeeee-ashuns! (brought to you by Random McNally)

 

Wowsa. When did life get so cray cray? Ohhh it seems about 2 months ago, and it just keeps getting faster and harder to keep up with.

This wekeend was one of my BFF’s graduation from GRAD SCHOOL! Yes, I have some smart mofo’s in my life. I was really bummed that I didn’t make it to meet up with a bunch of local bloggers, but when it was all said and done I just booked too much for one day. Plus after grad-party numero dos, it would have been detrimental to put me out on the streets, or even around people who don’t know me and love me unconditionally.

And luckily my friends love me lots. Although I’m pretty sure LA didn’t want to be my friend for about 5 minutes when I told a group of strangers about how she once performed an enema on me. We heard later that it started a very in debth conversation between a group of girls, and I’m always glad to be a conversation starter (or ender) so I don’t feel so bad. Plus I always let LA tell lots of stories at my expense, so all was equal in the world. Or something like that.

So we spent the majority of the weekend in Denton, and it’s always a blast to go back. Plus, (even though I missed the busting of it) she had a pinata with mini-tequilas and shot glasses in it. Have you ever heard of such a thing?! Have you ever heard of a more genius idea??? After the party we made our rounds to all the local bars, and I have to tell you, I did something that I feel very, very, VERY embarrassed about. Which, I can’t believe that after telling strangers about my enema that I had the ability to be embarrassed by anything.

The first person that I saw, and recognized when I walked in was one of my favorite movie bloggers. No big deal, right? No. I made a very big deal about it. I pretty much cornered him and oogled him and I probably would have told him my ten top favorite movies if he would have let me. But alas, I think he was very scared, and rightly so. At some point after I proclaimed my fandom, I took a nap in the car, and somehow woke up alive in the morning, although I am still missing a bit of my dignity, about 200 dollars, and about half of the items in my purse.

Speaking of graduations, my little sister  is graduating from college next weekend. I can’t believe it. My little sister is all growed up and she is so smart and I’m so proud I want to squeeze her until it hurts. Not only is she graduating, but she is getting a DOUBLE MAJOR in BIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY! Seriously!? Even in my smartest days when I used to take adderol I couldn’t even get through a biology class, much less a whole bunch of them. Although I have to say that her love for bugs has really rubbed off on me.

 A couple of years ago my sister and I went on a bug collecting expedition which was one of my favorite times ever. We spent the day at my farm collecting all sorts of weird bugs and soaked them in alcohol and put them up on a styrophome board with pins. It sounds all sorts of nerdy but it was actually really cool, until I woke up in the middle of the night to see that this gigantic huge moth that was supposed to be dead was flapping it wings like a madman with a needle through it’s heart. I screamed bloody murder and spent the next week feeling sure that I had caused  some sort of mothman prophecy and that I was going going to go crazy and start drawing weird pictures and then, you know, die.

Oh I got way off topic there… Back to my sister. She definitely got the smarts out of the family, and she is making all of the men in the family proud by following their lead and getting her degree in something science related.

Did I ever tell you I come from a long line of scientists?

My grandad is a chemist and is one of the guys credited for inventing kiss-proof lip stick, and that is just one of the reasons why he is amazing.

Then you have my dad, the geologist. Besides giving him a free pass to wear tye-died t-shirts and cut-offs to any public event, it also means that I had the most awesome rock collection of any girl on the block. Also? I had really good stuff to sell. Other kids on the block were selling lemonade and homemade brownies from cardboard tables on street corners, but I walked around the neighborhood with a radio flyer full of hand painted rocks, and actually made about 4 bucks total in three years.

I’ve been thinking of taking it up again to make some supplental income.

The only downfall to the fact that I was brought up as a rock-lover is that now I have to lick them all the time. I know it sounds weird, but it’s something I have to try really hard to resist.  I think it’s because my dad used to quiz me on my rock collection, and the easiest one to guess Halite because it tasted like salt. Now I have the urge to see what other rocks taste like, and mostly so far they just taste like dirt. But one day when I find some rock that tastes like ketchup or cheese cake that no one has ever thought to taste, and I’l be famous and all of you will also want to taste my rock.  

This weekend also made me recall my college graduation, which was what I set out to blog about but seeing as how I have already novelled this post,I think I’ll save that for another time… So stay tuned!

Also congrats to my friend Julie for grad-yee-ating last week. You make me proud!

Oh and.. I still love John Cusack. ( I’m losing steam on the google searches so I thought I’d throw that in there)

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  • ScoMan

    You need to watch that John Cusack Google Search thing. When he searches for himself (and which celebrity doesn't?) he needs to find your blog.

    I'm going to start licking rocks now, and when people look at me strange I'll say “Just searching for Halite”.. then they'll think I'm smart, and they won't even realise I'm trying to beat you in finding the rock that tastes like cheeseburgers.

    No, I can't let anyone know about that plan. They'll think I'm mad.

    Congrats to all of your friends and family for their graduations, and congrats to you for maintaining some of your dignity after your night out.

  • thebacksofmyeyelids

    I used to lick rocks when I was growing up and no one told me to do it….no one was a geologist….no one wanted to know what was what….I just licked them to see if they tasted different from one another. :)

    I still love John Cusack too…..just not the way you do…. :)

  • badassgeek

    So long as you don't start licking bugs, I think you'll be okay.

  • http://thinkinfyou.wordpress.com/ Thinkinfyou

    LOL! I thought I was the only rock licker out there!

  • http://watchoutworldimatwentysomething.blogspot.com/ JustMe

    That's a cool family tree, right there. I don't really have anyone famous in my family, unless you count the extraordinary way my grandpa could be away table top pies…

  • http://livitluvit.com LivitLuvit

    Mmmmmmmmmmm. John Cusack. Totally worth mentioning every once in a while… just cause.

  • http://www.thatstangly.com Candice

    Hahahahaha, lick my rock. Awesome. Clearly you have the entrepreneurial brains of the family!

  • lifeonahanger

    thanks for the congrats ST! I promise I'll be a better BST now that classes are over!!! xoxoxox

  • http://www.blogsareforlosers.com Sherri

    Oh man, I would love to have a rock that tasted like cupcakes. Work on that for me!

  • http://dibblyfresh1.blogspot.com Sadako

    Scary bugs. I thought this was going to be about a different kind of bug that like mind controls another bug and lays its larva in it or something. Saw this on TV somewhere–not making it up!

    Yay for all the grads!

  • http://mrskandcaptainj.com Mrs. K

    I lived by a lake when I was younger so there were plenty of rocks around for me to paint. I loved it! Can't say that I ever licked one, though. haha

  • http://www.nikkidz.blogspot.com Nikki

    I had a pinata full of mini tequila bottles at my bachelorette party. Have I not posted those photos? 😉 My friends ROCK! Well not “willing to give me an enema rock” but they still do.

  • ambermurphy

    If I ever met my favorite blogger in real life, I would feed her altoids all night. 😉

  • http://30isthenew13.blogspot.com Sada

    I think John Cusack will be thrilled to learn that you're on the quest for a ketchup rock.

  • http://www.mylittlebecky.com mylittlebecky

    i'll lick your rock. huh, huh, huh.

  • http://twitter.com/Carissajaded Carissa Jade

    Yesss. John Cusack will be mine. I'm pretty sure once he finds my blog and finds out I do awesome things like lick rocks he will lov e me forever

  • http://shadesogrey.wordpress.com OG

    Ok, so first off – Random McNally…awesome. Additionally, what I have taken away from this post is that you lick rocks (could make for a good time) and if I become a geologist my tye-dye shirts and cut-off shorts become more socially acceptable.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.postcardsandpassports.com meg

    I really hate moths more than any other bug. They used to randomly show up at one of my apartments,and trying to catch them and get them outside was always a terrifying/hilarious ordeal. The image of a moth still flapping it's wings after being pinned to a board is going to give me nightmares I think. ewww.

  • http://www.kidtogrownup.com/ BobbiJanay@Kid to a Grown Up

    That is an awesome idea on the pinata.

  • hiphophippie

    I honestly can't get over the pinata with the tequila in it. That's so badass.

    And “cray cray” is high-larious!

  • http://shadesogrey.wordpress.com OG

    Ok, so first off – Random McNally…awesome. Additionally, what I have taken away from this post is that you lick rocks (could make for a good time) and if I become a geologist my tye-dye shirts and cut-off shorts become more socially acceptable.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.postcardsandpassports.com meg

    I really hate moths more than any other bug. They used to randomly show up at one of my apartments,and trying to catch them and get them outside was always a terrifying/hilarious ordeal. The image of a moth still flapping it's wings after being pinned to a board is going to give me nightmares I think. ewww.

  • http://www.kidtogrownup.com/ BobbiJanay@Kid to a Grown Up

    That is an awesome idea on the pinata.

  • hiphophippie

    I honestly can't get over the pinata with the tequila in it. That's so badass.

    And “cray cray” is high-larious!

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