The Adventures of Miss Crankypants

Picture geekery

Posted in Uncategorized by mixmasterschmoopy on February 13, 2010

Ok after this picture I’m done playing with the tiltshift app. A picture from the A Place To Bury Strangers show from the summer(?) Fall(?)



Posted in snOMG,vacation by mixmasterschmoopy on February 13, 2010

Well I’m not getting home anytime soon. The city is chaos. Traffic is pure insanity. Better to sit up in the office and read facebook than to sit in my car and want to stab people. I am so ready for a vacation. Sadly I won’t be able to take one until this semester is over. Well maybe we can take a mini vacation during spring break. That would be nice. Maybe a long weekend in the Caribbean to do some diving. I want to be on a nice white sandy beach right now so bad.

I am pretty sure that we’re going back too Bali this year. I really want to take my parents there and I really want to dive there again. The diving near Menjangan island was the best I’ve ever done and I’d like to go back with a video camera.

I think this time before I go I will get a rabies booster shot so I don’t have to worry while I’m there. That way I can go back to the monkey forest and if I see the monkey that bit me…he’s going down. I will punch that monkey. Or at least give it a noogy. I kid. Seriously. I wouldn’t punch a monkey. Ooooh, speaking of monkeys I think this time I will really make Dave take us to the place where you can ride an elephant! I really really want to do that.

Ugh, the guy I sent outside to check on traffic reports that it’s still terrible. D.C. your snow plan is crap. Plow your streets better damn you!

Oh well. I leave you all (if I even have any readers) to waste time playing mafia wars. But have this picture I took of a monkey (who did not bite me) for your viewing enjoyment.


Posted in puppies,school,snOMG by mixmasterschmoopy on February 12, 2010

Christ this has been a shitty week. We did finally get our power back on this past Tuesday morning, just in time for the next batch of snow. There was a second brief power outage Tuesday evening, which made me cry at work when I herd about it, which makes me feel a bit like an idiot, after all the people in Haiti right now are dealing with much worse than 5 day power outages, but what can you do? I think if the power had stayed off I wouldn’t have reacted that way, but the whole getting my hopes up because we had power, and then being disappointed by the power going out again/wondering if it would  take another 5 days to fix made me a bit more emotional than I should have been. Luckily, it was only a brief outage, and we had power again by the time I got home. (Plus a bottle of bourbon and a bottle of vodka courtesy of the liquor store by my job)


Weekend From Hell

Posted in school,snOMG by mixmasterschmoopy on February 9, 2010

Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I love snow. It’s pretty and it gets school canceled and it makes me feel like a kid. But after this weekend I think I am officially done. And we’re about to get another foot any minute now. It was nice that school got canceled on the day of my exam, but I’d much rather have gone to class than deal with having no power in our house from friday night until this morning. I had to stay at a hotel for a night to get a start on the 6 essays I have to write to replace the exam that got canceled, we lost all the fish and coral in our tank, and dammit! It was cold!

There were some bright spots, don’t get me wrong. Kat and Will were incredibly awesome, and provided us with crash space two nights in a row, and one of those nights was the superbowl so I got to watch the Colts lose, which made me very happy. Take that stupid Colts. That’s what you get for leaving Baltimore in the middle of the night! Jerks. And Dave and I really bonded over the experience, which is nice. It’s always good when your relationship gets some proof that as a team you can deal with the annoying times.

They fixed our power this morning, so hopefully snOMG 3.0 will be more tolerable, but I’m nervous about losing it again because they’re calling for high winds which could knock down more damn trees. Grrr.

Testing a post from my phone

Posted in Uncategorized by mixmasterschmoopy on January 31, 2010


Snow, School, and Smashing Things

Posted in puppies,school by mixmasterschmoopy on January 31, 2010

Well I got the snow I was wishing for but not in time to get class canceled, so no sleeping in for me this morning. Alas. I woke up to discover that the dog we’re watching, who is quite the little bed hogging snuggle monkey, had burrowed so deeply under the covers that she had wrapped herself like a little puppy burrito (head and all). I woke Dave up moving all the covers around searching for the puppies head because I was worried she’d suffocate.

Speaking of dogs, it’s been nice dog sitting Kona because whenever she’s here my dog always gets a little bit jealous and becomes much more snugly. I have absolutely no complaints about this.

I’ve been trying to figure out if my teacher is a chiropractor or a Doctor for the last three weeks, and unfortunately I think he is probably a chiropractor. I’m not sure if this is more or less disappointing than having a teacher for A&P 1 that actually did go to med school (but can’t get a residency) who recommends homeopathy and cranial sacral massage. At least my current teacher doesn’t seem to be insane like my last one, and he has yet to make any random strangely racist comments. Also he looks like John Cho so he definitely has that going for him. Not that this makes anything better but it does make the view a little nicer. 🙂

I think I’m over my weird “kicking things” mood where I kept wanting to kick everything like some kind of kung-fu superstar. Especially tables that have been stacked with glasses so that when I kick the table the glasses fall off and make loud klinking noises. Oh and I also wanted to order a lot of cheap plates and bowls and such from Ebay so I could stand on things and throw them down and smash them like I was in a Greek wedding. I’m not sure where this mood came from but it lasted for 2 weeks and it was not due to anger of any kind. It just seemed like it would be fun to kick things. I really need to start those kick boxing lessons soon…

My Very Lame Life

Posted in school by mixmasterschmoopy on January 29, 2010

I already feel like I am falling behind in school and I haven’t even started my third class yet. I’m not sure why I thought it would be a good idea to take 3 classes while working full time but I suspect it has something to do with wanting it all to be done. (Well the pre-nursing stuff anyways. I am very very ready to be at a point where I can start a nursing program and perhaps be a full time student for a while)

This week I’ve been more social than I probably should have been, but it’s been nice seeing people. I plan to become a hermit again after this weekend though. And somehow, between a birthday party tonight, class tomorrow, and a hair appointment on Sunday (Oh sweet sweet haircut time. I need a haircut so badly) I need to study 3 chapters about the nervous system, one chapter about interpersonal communication, do my discussion board postings for the week, and take a quiz. Sleep isn’t something people need though, right? Ack. Kill me now. On the bright side though, I did cover at least the basics of the nervous system in some of my psychology classes so it’s not a total mystery to me. *knocks on wood*

Is this thing on?

Posted in First Post,Uncategorized by mixmasterschmoopy on January 29, 2010

I’ve decided to start a blog. I’m fairly certain that I don’t have much that is interesting to say, other than to yammer about my life, but I kind of miss doing that on livejournal, and livejournal has essentially been abandoned by most of my friends. Hopefully I’ll have time to write on this thing on a semi-regular basis. School is a bit insane this semester and work is always crazy. If you know me already hello! If not, here are some things that are good to know about me.

  • If you are a grammar nazi then flee now! I make every effort to sound intelligent on here but my grammar and spelling are occaisionally atrocious. I write like I speak so it can be a tad bit random sounding. I also am quite fond of exclamation points. I don’t know why, but I adore them. So they tend to get used a bit more than is necessary.
  • Sometimes I get really angry and I rant. This is nothing to be scared of. I will get over it and be back to my normal amusing self eventually. It’s just part of my charm.
  • During semesters I will probably have no life and talk about school a lot. This may or may not be boring to you. It’s fascinating to me though so I don’t plan to stop.
  • If you find me fascinating and can’t get enough of my blogging you can always go read my old journal. The last year was basically just twitter posts but it goes back to 2002 and it used to be more than just a collection center for tweets.
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