Terri's Cellar Door

Stuff that happens to me, Terri.

Friday, April 29, 2005

No More Teacher's Dirty Looks

I think that college professors are more able to hate their students because they think of them more as adults, and they're not half as cute as they used to be. With that in mind, one can only suppose what the reason might be for something of the hatorade that teachers have been throwing my all year. I'm as cute as ever! But, that's beside the point. The most important thing is that school is done, and now I only have to deal with the worst thing that was ever invented...Exams. They are the spawn of Satan, but without all the magical powers. So, basically, I'm just trying deal with them and not go totally crazy, which is a feat in in of itself. But I digress, which I notice I've been doing more and more lately. Maybe I need a change in my diet. These exams threaten to be the easiest ones since I've started failing at school. And with a guaranteed A in about four of my five classes, I only have to worry about Math, more specifically Statistics, which threatens to be the 'C' that broke the camels back. But if I stop screwin' around, I could more than likely pull out with a 'B'. Which will probably be my only one, but I can live with that. So, I should probably stop screwin' around over here and finish cleaning my room, so I can get back to studying. Side note here: UNCC will be having a big time gaming day tomorrow, so you can stop by and play DDR, DnD, and any combination of two D's and another letter that you can think of, and involves nerds. So, if you're in the Charlotte/Huntersville/Matthews/Mint Hill/Concord/Anything neat there, go. It'll be well worth it. And speaking of nerds, don't forget to check out the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie that just came out today. I know that Douglas Adams would want you too. I mean, he'd been working on it for years, give the guy a break.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

My Dixiechickversary!

Well, today is my birthday, but it is also something else, something more. It is also the day that I was created anew and bathed in the glow (like the phoenix rising out of the fire) of Dixie Chickdom. It was six years ago today, that my mom gave me the CD FLY as a birthday present. I remember the day well, because, well, I don't know why I remember it so well. But my parents had rented a truck, for some reason that I can't identify, and had driven to the army base to visit my brother. I think it was Fort Jackson, or maybe that one in Fayetteville, I can't remember. So, anyway, they had been gone all morning and I was thinking that I would get or do anything for my birthday, because they wouldn't get back in time. So, when they pull up I'm pretty depressed, but I go out to the truck and my mom starts handing me presents. First, I got a portable cd player, and it was a nice one too, with a car kit and everything. It's the one that was later lost by Ms. Ann Clark at Zeb Vance High school. Side note here, all the years that I went to Vance, and I never knew who he was, then the other day I found out he was the either first, or longest running governor of North Carolina. You learn something new every day, I guess. Anyway, back to the point. So, my mom gives me a couple of CD's and one of them was Fly. I really didn't want it, because I was really into oldies music at the time, and I was at that point, where I was like, 'oh it's country? Then I don't want it!' But my mom had heard 'Goodbye Earl', and she liked it, and she thought I might like it as well. Now that I think about it, if it weren't for my mom, I never would have gotten into the Chicks. But, I took the CD, and it probably took a couple of weeks for me to listen to it. But once I did.... Oh, once I did, I never looked back. The stirring vocals of Natalie Maines, the heart pounding tenacity of Emily Robison, and the down home, terrific fiddling of Martie Maguire (at the time Seidel), it was terrific. I didn't think that I'd ever hear anything half as good, and then I listened to Wide Open Spaces, and they blew me away again. As I've gotten older, so has thier sound, which has always changed, and yet always stayed the same. Through ups and downs, sunshine and rain, I will continue to be a fan, because of what drew me in, a kid whose favorite singer was Bobby Darin. That sound, that talent, and that music. Thank you Chicks, for making this day more than just my birthday, thanks for making it a really great day to remember.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Who's Loving You?

Do you ever have those days that you're calling everybody that you know, but you can't seem to get any of them on the phone? I don't know a lot of people, but I expect that if I call at least three of them, I should be able to talk to one. I mean, that's not asking a lot is it? But it seems today (my big bro's b-day) I can't seem to find anybody on the phone. This is weird. So, I guess that I'll keep trying because heaven knows I don't even have my big bro's number to wish him a happy birthday. BTW, my birthday is only three days away and I'll be the big 22. Boy, I'm getting old. It's weird, I don't think that somebody, say, 55 is that old. Seriously, I don't. But when it comes to my own age, the grand old age of 21, I feel ancient. I can't describe, or explain it. Anyway, so back to the topic at hand. I can't find anybody to talk to and while cleaning up is passing the time allong splendidly, I'm just anxious to find somebody to talk to. If I didn't see people driving by my window, I'd think that the whole world had just disappeared. Add to that the fact that my roomate has been MIA all morning. It's like she has Cleaning Sense. 'Cleaning Sense, tingling, Terri's going to ask me to clean out the bathtub today. Away!' Anyway, so hopefully I'll find somebody to talk to, and stop subjecting you to nonsensical ramblings about my loneliness.Oh well.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

She's Got It.... Your Pistol 2: Electr...Ah, Forget It.

So, anyway my last post was about some stuff, I forget exactly what at this exact moment. But what I really wanted to talk about is commercial music. Have you ever heard a commercial, and out of nowhere your stuck with some random (if not catchy) song in your head? So, what are you to do in such situations? Well, personally this has happened to me twice in the last couple of months. The first instance was when I saw this commercial for like, 'keeping your kids in school' or some crap like that. There's this girl at her desk, and the teacher's walking around, and the girl is looking all suspicious. Then she pulls out a little piece of paper, and starts to unfold it, and the teacher looks at her and walks over and givers her a look like, 'hand it over'. When the girl does the teacher unfolds it and inside it says 'You'll do great, Love Mom'. Yeah, sappy, but what are you going to do? Anyway there's this song playing in the background and it just starts out with a guitar (or something) and then somebody starts singing, 'Monday morning came too soon, it's entering my...' and that's all you get. But something about that song stuck with me and I had it in my head, and you can imagine how annoying it is to have some random song stuck in your head and you only know the first half of the first sentence. So, first I ask my friends, and they think that I'm crazy, beacuse none of them have ever seen this commercial before, and I might as well be talking in German, because nobody has any idea of what I'm talking about. And I"m thinking, I can't be that crazy, because I've seen the commercial like 12 times, so somebody somewhere must have seen it. So, then I decide I'm going to find the song. But the first time I saw the commercial I was confused and thought that the song started with 'Sunday morning', so when I went to look it up on Google (I Goggle absolutely everything) I didn't get any hits, well I got hits, but they were all wrong. So, I just left it alone. Fastforward to about a week later. I see the commercial again on Adult Swim and I think that everybody must have seen it then, because all of the people that I associate with love Adult Swim, so when I call my friends to talk about it, again everybody acts like I'm crazy. They missed the commercial again! So, I go back to Google with my new knowledge (it's Monday, not Sunday) and I find the song, the artist, when it was made, and later on (through means that shall remain nameless) I aquired the song. I'm actually listening to it right now. It's Maria Mena, and the song is called (surprisingly enough, Monday Morning.

My next song-that-I-saw-in-a-commercial-and-then-had-to-find was the one in that Volkswagon commercial, I think. So, there are these people, a couple, and they're dancing to this song. And then thier neighbor comes up from downstairs and tells them to stop making such a racket. Then they go out and they buy a new sound system and the girl is rubbing her hands together maniacally, and then you see them rocking out again, only the camera pans out and they're in their own house, with a ForSale/Sold sign in the front yard. The song has been playing through the whole commercial, by the way. Anyway, so I really liked that song, so I typed in some words that I remembered from the song in the commercial into Google. More specifically I typed in "You want it, she's got it, Molly" that's all I could make out, and thanks to a foul up on our tv at home, the closed captioning was on, so I saw the word Molly. So, anyway, I found out that the band was Kings of Leon, and it is comprised of three brothers and a cousin. the name of the song is Molly's Chambers. I am listening to that right now as well. I tell you all of this to show you that with a little determination, and a lot of Google, you can find out all the answers to lifes question. Even the biggest ones. And, more specifically the not so big ones. By the way, I'm pouring out some malt for my fallen homey, Trini, the Yellow Ranger.

Monday, April 11, 2005

She's Got It.... Your Pistol

So, this is a kind of hodge podge post. I've got so many things going on, that I just felt that it was absolutely necessary for me to share it with the world. Bored, you say? Well, you're here for the long haul bucko so get comfortable. First off, Last week I returned from the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge in Florida. We did all right. Not as well as I would have wanted, but what are you going to do? Nextly, I just saw Sin City over the weekend and I must say that it was some experience. If you don't know anything about Sin City, then you really must go see the movie. It's not really something that you can describe. Cinematically that is. The plot if pretty straightforward, but there are three different stories that each take up about 1/3 of the movie. My favorite was the one with Marv, but simply because Elijah Wood was in it, and he was hot in it. Even when he wasn't all there (Um, could I borrow that head, please?). Those who have see the movie will know what I'm talking about. I really liked the Clive Owen (Dwight) part. I just liked the thought of the women being in charge of their own well being, and looking out for themselves. My only gripe with the movie, if you could call it that, was it's length. It wasn't a LOTR or anything, but I found myself (near the end, mark me) thinking, why won't this movie end. It wasn't a desperate question, just kind of a matter of fact thing. Also, there were some dodos taking their little kid in this movie which is full of profanity, huge amounts of violence, and not a negligable amount of T&A, so I definately wouldn't recommend it for the younger set. But I liked it, so that's all that matters. I had some more to talk about, especially songs from commercials that I like, but I really don't feel like typing anymore, so that will have to wait until next time. That also would have explained my subject line, but oh well.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Parental Discretion Advised 2: Eclectic Boogaloo

I did that on purpose. Now, on to one of the funniest movie quotes ever:

Guy 1: He had us man. We were crucified. Like a deer in the headlights.

Guy 2: What?

Guy 1: (sighs) Crucified period. Like a deer in the headlights.

Guy 2: What the fuck are you talking about?

-- A quote from Susan's Plan*

*THE funniest movie with the worst ending ever. Hands down.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

To Do:

1) See Sin City
2) Memorize my monologue for class
3) Finish unpacking all my Honda Stuff
4) Get ready for the H2G2 release
5) Empty out the insides of my best friends
6) Go to the store
7) Clean out the bathtub
8) Found out all I can about this 'Becky' person
9) Destroy this 'Becky' person
10) Get some new sandals


Monday, April 04, 2005

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge 2: Electric Boogaloo

I'm postin a message from the competition right now. Today was an exiciting day. The semi finals were today and Florida A and M won the whole thing. We had a pretty good show. We also went to Islands of Adventure which was pretty cool, and I rode a Spider-Man ride, which was totally worth the 45 minute wait time. Sooooo, anyway, it's been really fun. I'm taking lots of pictures and I might show them to you. I've met a lot of people, and there's been a lot of free stuff. Like food, video games, prizes. It's really been a ball. I even got to go swimming last night. My only regret is that it had to end so soon, and that it comes only once a year. Oh, well, this has been really fun, and I can't wait to start preparing for next year. Our team went 3-4, and we didn't do as well as we'd hoped, but that's not too bad. I'm sure that there are people who did worse. And I met a team from Harris-Stowe which is my favorite team now, next to mine. So, I've gotten to bond with my team and with my coach. I can't even put into words how great this has all been, but still I'll be happy to get back home, well at least North Carolina, and back to my little room. Which shows (even more so than my use of Electric Boogaloo 45 times in a month) that I am a geek.

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