Posts tagged ‘Nebraska’

Parents, Parents Are Such Fun

living at home means you talk to your parents a lot more.  over the past few days these are some of the conversations i’ve had with mine:

me: is carrie underwood your favorite american idol?
mom: i don’t know, who was that angry girl?
me: kelly clarkson
mom: yeah, what happened to her?  do you think she started writing happy songs and they weren’t good enough?

dad: do you remember when you met the first boy you liked?
me: no
dad: *sarcastically* haven’t met him yet?
me: nope

mom: look at that, anyone from nebraska wouldn’t know what that is
me: yeah they would think it was just a hill. but in massachusetts we know better, that is a landfill.

and on a side note, i babysit last night here’s a clip:

me: can you count to 100?
little girl: yeah… 1, 2, skip a few 99, 100
me: sounds about right


January 4, 2009 at 6:07 pm 2 comments

Protesting The College

i’m sick of people whinning. democrats hating on republicans and republicans throwing it back at democrats (i can’t listen to talk radio till after the election).  in the end, politicians can say a lot.  they can argue over experience and platforms, but that’s not important.  their views could change.  but still, how do we pick a president?

we vote for someone else to vote for the president.  stupid electoral college.  the reason the electoral college was formed in the first place was because we, the public, were stupid.  well, actually, we weren’t well informed.  it was before tvs, before the internet, and radio.  so why is it still like this? i’m pretty sure there’s enough coverage for us to decide for ourselves.

if i vote in massachusetts the electoral vote is already decided (democrat).  if i vote in nebraska the same is true but for the republican ticket.  if the voting system changed and the popular vote actually determined the president, i would vote.  but this election i’m sitting out in protest.

September 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm Leave a comment

Omaha, Somewhere in Middle America

Well I’m here…Omaha, somewhere in middle america; and it was an interesting past few days leading up to today.

Two days ago while I was still at home packing and prepping for an adventure of a lifetime, my car left with some of my most “valuable” treasures inside.  My cousin, let’s call her sophia, and I made arrangements to send our cars.  With the price of fuel where it is, sending it is comparable to driving but is still more.  So she made a mental list of pros and cons of driving to omaha with her mom.  She realized that they would be arguing the entire ride because her mom, the godmother (as she will now be referred).  The godmother likes to drive in silence; radio, talking, and especially whistling are not allowed.  What a miserable and long ride.  So we called a company and scheduled a pick-up with a man named saba (this is where the story really gets interesting).

First the cars were to be picked up on monday, but no saba.  Then it was tuesday, no saba.  So finally we had enough of him, and wanted to protect ourselves.  We thought it was appropriate to ask for his full name, to which he replied, “why you wanna know? you no need to know.”  (for obvious hilarious reasons this has become the catch phrase for omaha…which has lead to it being posted on my facebook wall).  Eventually his driver showed and the cars were loaded.

My dad was there when they were loaded and was talking to the driver.  He asked him where he was from, the guy said, “Ukraine” (this is where you must use your imagination to make use of his accent that cannot be shown in type, just think U-Kkkkraine with that arabic like throat noise in the Kkkkr position).

So today, the cars pulled into NE and we are finally settled.  If this is the start of our adventure, I can’t wait for the rest of it to begin.

August 15, 2008 at 11:03 pm Leave a comment

Total Opposites

I thought I was done with this whole blog scene, but I can’t hold this in any longer.  Yesterday I found out who one of my roommates will be in Nebraska.  I immediately told my cousin who will also be a roommate since she was at work….and she started her research right aka facebook.  And this is what she found:

A picture of her glady holding a dead deer with blood flowing out of its mouth.  Who put’s pictures like that on facebook?  It’s one thing to be a hunter, that I deal with as I have many in my family, but this is a whole nother level.  I couldn’t freak out fast enough.  My cousin kept investigating (since she friended her….this will be a theme of everyone we meet in Nebraska) and I didn’tand made a note of her interests: camping, fishing, boating, (and most obviously) hunting…I don’t think we could be more opposite. 

We sent the picture to family and friends.  The exact I got from my most recent roommate at PC was “FUCK.”  I guess she just said what we were all thinking. 

Eventually I had to leave for work and allowed my mind to think of other things for the next few hours until this morning when my mom asked about her.  She told me my aunt told her about her name, where she’s from, etc. , but all I kept saying was “yeah, but do you know?”…so I showed her.  My mom tried to stay reasonable, and asked what other pictures of her looked like.  But since I’m the way I am (not extremely friendly or stalkerish) I did not friend her on facebook, so I all I could go by was the little picture by her name in a search.  In which everything seems like something I can deal with. 

Then she tried to play if off differently, “what if she was your roommate at PC?”  But let’s be real, girls like that don’t go to PC or if they do I’ve never knew because they keep it a secret because they know it’s not socially acceptable.  And even my mom who’s been around hunting her entire life kept saying the same thing “but why would she put that picture on facebook?”….my point exactly.  But the best response of the day was from DC Hero: ” I think you’re going to learn a lot from living out there.”

As a contrast the first picture in my profile is me in a dress with all my friends as we are ready to go to a school function.  She probably would be freaking out if she saw my profile too…my interests include fashion, dancing, and britney.

August 5, 2008 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

What Do You Know About Omaha?

Omaha here I come.  I got into grad. school, so I’ll be moving out to Nebraska sometime at the end of the summer.  I’m so excited, but I’ll be honest and say all I really know about the area is what I read on Wikipedia.  So if you know anything please leave a comment, especially if you know good bars or restaurants.

So the best part is I’ll be living with my cousin.  A few weeks ago we walked through stores like Pottery Barn together while we compiled a mental image of our “dream” apartment.  But of course, like most people our age, we can’t afford Pottery Barn, so we’ll have to do our best imitation.  I know how to find good deals, and ikea is great for basics, but are they any other stores or online chic places to shop?

So like I’ve said I’m very excited, but there’s still that small part of me that is scared.  The part of me that is always very vulnerable to change.  The good part is if I would have done this a year ago scared would have been terrified and the move never would have happened.  Lately I’ve seen myself open to new opportunities, and this is just another chance to accept that change.  So if you have any advice on moving to a new city it would be much appreciated.

April 16, 2008 at 8:06 pm 6 comments

Seinfeld Experiment Full Steam Ahead


Lately I’ve been really busy thinking about what I’m going to do next year.  And about three weeks ago my cousin put a bug in my ear to go out to Omaha with her.  She’s going out there for med school, and with lots of schools in the area I checked out programs I would be interested in.  So I found a few and applied.  Me in Omaha…how crazy is that?  It’s definitely way outside my comfort zone and far, far away from my parents. 

Whenever I tell friends or family about it the first thing they say is “I hope you like corn.”  But let’s be real, this is a time in my life when nothing is holding me to any location.  I have the freedom to go where ever I want and experience things like crazy fields of corn and the cute farmer boys who harvest it.  And I’ll be living with someone who is my opposite.  As my brother once put it, “she likes everything you hate.”  She would expose me to things I would never experience on my own.  And thankfully, she’s very social.  So it would be very easy for me to make new friends with her.  If I were left to make new friends on my own, it would be a disaster.  Luckily I do know the number one rule for making new friends when moving to a new area: never make friends with the first people you meet.  When you move to an area where most people are well established, they most likely have all the friends they want/need.  And when they don’t, this should be a red flag….there’s probably a reason why they don’t have many friends…but this is a huge topic that I will leave for someone else to expand on (dc hero wanna take this one?).

I’m so excited for this opportunity, but it’s not definite yet.  I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

March 24, 2008 at 6:54 pm 2 comments