Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Just because it brings back memories.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

So what do 3 college girls do on a Saturday night when they're bored? Bake cookies of course, silly! We made Christmas cookies (with a heart shaped cookie cutter!) and had a blast!
Oh, and Brooke did our make up! Imitating Miranda and a certain someone ;)

Me and mi Mexicana.

Practicing my "supermom" skills. Look at that concentration.

Awww... I knew my heart was sweet ;)

Silly girls. The one on the left is the whitest member of LASO (Latin American Student Organization).

Hmmm. I don't think that's mistletoe?

Awww... all three of us. Allison needs glasses!

Mmmm... cookie dough. ;)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

So since stupid blogger wouldn't let me in yesterday....

Happy Birthday Stephanie Mae. I can't believe it's almost been four years since you and Tilah have been gone... I miss you both like crazy.

RIP Stephanie Mae Giesen~ December 12, 1987-January 31, 2004

Sunday, December 02, 2007

I am in need of a break. 3 papers due this week, one being six pages (don't worry, I'm working on page 4 right now), a Spanish quiz, and I'm sure a couple of English quizzes will be stuck in there too. And 1 day off of work. Yeah. Wednesday. 26 hours. I know, it could be worse. But still. I am going to be pooped.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Yes... I am still alive...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ah... so I'm feeling much better since my last entry... It was just one of those days. But I had Brooke and Allison bonding time tonight, and we pretty much hung out for 4 hours. Which was amazing. We talked/complained/vented the whole time. I am going to miss that girl soooo much when she's off being a German next year (she's studying abroad in Germany for a whole year). I'm already saving my money so I can go visit my fellow alkie ;) Oops. Alkie? I meant... uh... well.. yeah. Thought I'd throw a little humor in there, besides, I'll be legal in Germany! Not that I won't be next year anyway, but I'm babbling.
And yes. Otherwise... not much going on I guess. I wish my life was more exciting... lol... Because what... Mom and Valerie and Steff read this? Woo. haha. Where are all the college boys?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

So... slacking on keeping this updated. The job is going well... school is going ok... I've just been busy. I miss hanging out with my friends all the time. I miss that we all live so far away from each other. I miss being able to run down to 240 and pound on the door whenever I wanted to hang out. I hate that Brooke is leaving for a whole year, I'm going to miss her so much. I miss my friends from home... I miss Michelle... and yet, we live about oh, a 20 minute walk from each other. I miss Kayla. I haven't seen her since July... but since she's practically married, who needs me. I hate that the cute boy in my English class that always catches my eye and smiles at me has a girlfriend. And that she lives on my floor so I always see him. It bugs me that I got in trouble at work for not watching those two nice guys that came in, because "they could have been thieves."

I really can't wait for Thanksgiving break.

Hmm. Negative energy much?

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

My Christmas List. Not very big right now. Who knows if I'll add to it... I never know what to ask for...

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I got the job at Cheddarheads! My first shift is 1-9 on Friday, wish me luck! :D
So I have been majorly slacking on this lately. Been busy... and tired. Last Friday I took a spur of the moment trip to Winona with my friend Melanie, because her cousin called and said that his house was empty, so we should come over. Let's just say Allison and Melanie found out that they are quite the lightweights. But it was a fun time... Ben discovered my fondness for the Packers, and being I was in Minnesota, I had to put up with the harassment for the night. But it was all good... I hope we can go again.
Hmmm... what else. Didn't hear back from The Pearl yet... so I will be calling tomorrow. I guess I applied at Cheddarheads too. Which my friends say that's the perfect job for me because I'm such a cheesehead... but we will see.
And the roommate situation is... well. When she starts acting like she's my mother... not good. I kinda freaked out on her last night, but I swear, she is OBLIVIOUS to the world around her. She's one of those people that's totally book smart, yet when it comes to the real world, she has no idea what's going on.
And now.. since I am a college student... I think I'm going to try my skills at napping. Usually I fail at it... but maybe this time I will be able to succeed.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I applied for a job, keep your fingers crossed for me :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I don't know about you guys, but this made me smile! Immature, maybe. But this is coming from the girl who just bought an "I support healthy breasts" t-shirt that I will be wearing tomorrow, along with a pink ribbon. Oh college campuses.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Not so good at keeping this updated anymore am I? That's because not much happens here... lol... Sleep, class, homework, eat, sleep, class, homework... and the cycle goes on. Maybe a little fun thrown in there on the weekends. Not too much fun though... lol.
Hmm.. what else? I have my advising appointment tomorrow, and I am a little nervous. But hopefully it all goes well and then I can go change my major, and officially be a Pre-Psychology major. Makes me sound smart? lol.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

So really. Who knew it would be so hard to change your major?

I've decided that I want to be a Psychology major with a Child/Youth care emphasis. So, I'm told my adviser to go to the College of Liberal Studies office, and all I have to do is fill out a form and then my major is changed. Well, no, it wouldn't be that simple now, would it? I had to go to the Psychology office... and then they gave me a sheet: "So..... you want to become a PSYCHOLOGY major... now what?" So I take the sheet, and I have to take these on-line Psychology tutorials? Basically telling me about the major... why I want to do it... what kind of jobs I can get and so on and so forth. Then I have to make an appointment with the Advising Coordinator. She will then decide if I can be a Pre-Psychology major. That's right, I won't even get to be a Psychology major yet. Until I take Stats and Psych 100 and get a C. Now I am TOTALLY kicking myself for wasting time in stupid Pre-Calc and Psych 212. So, if all goes smoothly... I should be a Psychology major when I'm a junior... and they do say it takes about 4 semesters to complete your major... so keep your fingers crossed for me?

Last night me and Miranda cooked for all of our friends. Originally it was for Brooke and Maria since they helped us move in... but we invited all of our friends. Miranda made some AMAZING lasagna... and I made chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting... and I must say... that was the most amazing frosting I have ever made. Really rich... so you couldn't eat a lot... but AMAZING nonetheless. I don't know if I'll be able to make it that good again! lol.

Ok. Well if you read all of that... I will give you a piece of that chocolate cake ;).

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sooooooooooo tired.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

So after attempting to do homework and failing miserably (falling asleep) I thought I would take a break and post some pictures of my dorm. Or what my roommate last year liked to call a "glorified jail cell." I have no problem with it, I like my dorm just fine.Dresser. I was told it's way too cluttered? Come on... pick up my shoes, it'd be perfect. Ok, maybe it is a tad bit cluttered. *sigh*

My sweet TV! And our fridge.

My desk... yes I know it's messy... I was in the middle of doing homework. Oh... and yeah... talking to people too. I am an amazing multi-tasker :)

My loft/tv/fridge. No, I don't make my bed! Why would I?! And I was watching Home Improvement :D

My closet. Empty isn't it? I am so not a girl.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Here I am majorly slacking on this again. But sometimes I wonder if I am ever going to get caught up on sleep. And last night was just not a good night... way emotional and yeah. But I'm heading home this weekend... hoping to get some sleep, but I'm really not seeing that happen at all... what with having to go to the football game and then the CC meet.
And I am really thinking hard about changing my major. Which you guys know since you all read mom's blog. But I've been thinking what I really want to do is work with kids... so why the heck am I an English major? And I don't know, a lot of the plans that I thought were going to happen... I don't think they're going to.

And stolen from Valerie and Mom... since I have some time to kill before lunch.

who are you: Allison
where you live: La X :)
how old: 20.
your favorite -
job: I've only had one. The nursing home... working as a Kitchen Assistant. And as much as I complained about it... I really did like it.
food: Hmmm. That's a toughie. Any kind of chicken is AMAZING.
tv: America's Next Top Model... the Hills... the OC. Wow. Somehow I never pictured myself watching those shoes.
song: Allison by Permanent Me. I'm sure you can guess why.
meal: Brunch at Mama Whitney :)
memory from childhood: Not having to worry about a thing.
good student? Was in high school.. not so much in college... but I get by.
bike or rollerskate - Bike. Rollerskating + Allison = not good.
would you rather...
travel or stay home: Travel. I've never been anywhere before.
paper or plastic: Plastic.
fly or drive: Well I've never flown before... so I guess I'd have to say drive.
snow or surf: Snow!!
what you're good at: Listening... working with kids.
what you wanna be good at: Hm. Sports?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Yes Steff, you were right. It was about a boy. But he's out of the picture now... so I'm ok.

Stole this from Val because I don't want to start homework.

1. Where is your mobile phone? Sitting on my desk.
2. Relationship? Hahahahahahahahaha.
3. Your hair? Blah brown with a few remains of that hair color that was supposed to wash out in 28 days?
4. Work? Nada.
5. Your sister(s)? At home and hating math. Good girl.
6. Your favorite thing? Friends.
7. Your dream last night? Don't remember.
8. Your favorite drink? UV Cherry & 7 up. Oops. Did I say that? hehe. Moutain Dew.
9. Your dream car? Chevy Cobalt!
10. The room you’re in? Dooorm room.
11. Your shoes? Just socks.
12. Your fears? People dying.
13. What do you want to be in 10 years? Hmm. Married? Working?
14. Who did you hang out with this weekend? STUPID BOY.
15. What are you not good at? School, obviously.
16. Muffin? Chocolate chocolate chip. yum.
17. Wish list items? Hmmm. To graduate.
18. Where you grew up? Fennytown baby.
19. The last thing you did? Umm turned on the TV to the OC.
20. What are you wearing? Jeans and a sweatshirt.
21. What are you not wearing? make up?
22. Your pet? none here.
23. Your computer? dude, i've got a dell.
24. Your life? not bad.
25. Your mood? tired... and soooo ready for friday.
26. Missing? my family?
27. What are you thinking about? Friday.
28. Your car? nada.
29. Your kitchen? DUDE. We have a kitchen on our floor! I didn't know that!
30. Your summer? long.
31. Your favorite color? i guess it's pink?
32. Last time you laughed? like 2 minutes ago at miranda.
33. Last time you cried? Friday. Stupid boys.
34. School? UW-La X :D.
35. Love? Friends, family.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Ok... so not so happy anymore. Things just didn't work out. But I'm ok, I promise.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Ok... so maybe I'm not dumb... but I am pretty happy :)

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Allison is dumb. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Wow... have I ever been majorly slacking in the Blogging department. So I made it safe and sound back to school, which you guys already knew since you read mom's blog. I am so tired and sore and everything... and ugh. And now we're off to church, I guess... and there's a cookout this afternoon that I should go to, but I really don't care to. But I guess I'd rather go and feel awkward than have people start asking me questions about why I don't want to go anymore. Gah, peer pressure.

Anywho... I guess that's all I have for now. I could really go back to bed... I'm just glad I have tomorrow to sleep in...

Monday, August 20, 2007

Stolen from Valerie, because I really suck at updating this lately. And because I was in high school oh so long ago.

1. Who was your best friend? Hmm. I had a close group of friends. There were 6 of us. But I'd have to say Michelle was my best friend.

2. Did you play any sports? Nahh. I was a Yearbook & 4N6 nerd. I did bowl in a league for all 4 years, but my friends never considered that a sport.

3. What kind of car did you drive? I had a Dodge Spirit, then a Plymouth Breeze.

4. It’s Friday night. Where were you? Football games in the fall. Basketball or wrestling in the winter. And during the spring? Probably at home, or with friends.

5. Were you a party animal? Heck no.

6. Were you considered a flirt? Nah... I don't think so.

7. Were you in the band, orchestra or choir? Band all 4 years. Pit Orchestra. Pep band. Dorain Honors Band. SWAL Honors Band. Middle School Honors Band. I was such a band geek. How'd I get so good without practicing?

8. Were you a nerd? You could consider me that I guess. But I got along with pretty much anyone... except my friends at times.

9. Were you ever suspended or expelled? Nahh.

10. Can you sing the fight song? Heck yes. Even though I was usually playing it: "We're loyal to you Fennimore... We'll ever true Fennimore. We'll back you to stand as the best in the land 'cause we know you are grand Fennimore! U RAH RAH! We're in the fight Fennimore, so show them you're might Fennimore! Our team is our fame protector, on boys team for we expect a victory from you Fennimore! (yeah, they changed boys to team after I learned it. Bad habit I have.)

11. Who was your favorite teacher? Any one of my English teachers. I loved them all.

12. What was your school mascot? Golden Eagle.

13. Did you go to the Prom? All four years. Never had a date, just went with friends.

14. If you could go back, would you? Maybe. Just to do a few things over again.

15. What do you remember most about graduation? My party. And Jordan, the guy I walked with, sniffing our lilies as we were walking out and saying, "Man! These smell like SHIT!" as we walked by, oh, about 20 camcorders.

16. Where were you on Senior Skip Day? Hitting up the Malls in Madtown.

17. Did you have a job your senior year? Dietary Assistant at the Good Sam. As much as I complained about that job, I miss it.

18. Where did you go most often for lunch? School. Unless it was something nasty or during exams. Then I just skipped.

19. Have you gained weight since then? Nope. Lost :D And hoping to lose more.

20. What did you do after graduation? Worked all summer, then off to school.

21. What year did you graduate? 2006.

22. Who was your Senior Prom Date? Well we had Junior prom. But I didn't have a date for either.

23. Are you going/did you go to your 10 year reunion? Probably. So I can be skinny and laugh in all the fatty's wrinkled faces from all their stupid fake baking.
Oops. Did I say that out loud. Silly me.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

So I've really been slacking on this. I dunno... guess I suck... lol. 16 more days until I move in... not that I've been counting or anything.

Oh, and Stef. That song is Beautiful Disaster by Jon McLaughlin.

Friday, August 10, 2007

I think I love this song. Listen to the lyrics closely. I like them. Sound like me? Maybe? Kinda? A little?

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Wooo Chicago! Amazing. Kayla's friends were wonderful. My time there was definitely short, but way sweet.
Kayla picked me up and then we headed to her place in Madison. The whole reason she was going to Chicago was to drop off a veil that she made for a friend, and it ended up snagging. She had to start it all over again so we chilled (ok. Roasted, her air wasn't working) in her apartment, and finally hit the road at about 6... ending up in Chicago at about 9:30. We met her house group, and they were an amazing bunch of people. Her friend Tricia was super nice, and we talked right away, which isn't an easy thing for me to do. We then went to her friend Emily's apartment to crash... and I think I fell in love. With the apartment I mean. It was an old house with 3 stories, and they lived on the 3rd floor. It was so sweet and little.. and aw.
We woke up about 9 the next morning and Kayla had to finish up the veil. So after a quick stop at Jo-Ann's and a grocery store to pick up some munchies, we headed to Starbucks to get coffee and finish the veil. Mmm I think I'm starting to like coffee. Anyways, we finished the veil. And then I got to experience the L-Train for the first time! That was fun... I ended up doing a lot of waiting for Kayla. She had to take care of some college stuff and some bank stuff. But I got to see where she used to work, and the custom-fit shoe store where I saved her from countless hours of boredom (I would talk to her on MSN when I didn't have class). Then we met up with her ex-boyfriend (I seriously think she was trying to set me up with him, but it's painfully obvious that he still wants her). We floated around lake Michigan for about an hour... then went and got some amazing ice cream, which Larry paid for. Then we had to drive around and find a place to leave the veil, and that took longer than expected.
Finally we were on our way home. We stopped at the Belvedere Oasis and realized that we hadn't taken many pictures, so we figured we better get on that. And we were outside on these tables, at 11 pm taking all these pictures. And a semi driver honked at us, and we were like what the heck? And we realized that he was laughing at us. I'm sure he thought we were drunk!
I learned 2 things. That if I ever decide to move to Chicago, for some strange reason, I'll already have friends there. :) And #2. Don't wear flip flops when you walk all over Downtown Chicago. Can you say Blisters? Ouch.

But I'm home, safe and sound, and hopefully planning another trip soon :D

Monday, July 30, 2007

I'm leaving for Chicago today :) I'm going with my friend who lived there for about a year, and she just recently moved to Madison. She wants to go visit some friends, and she has to deliver a veil that she's made. And since I didn't get the chance to go visit her while she was living down there, she invited me to go along this time.
So I suppose I will have an update when I get home. Time to finish packing :)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

I'm going to Chicago! Perhaps Valerie, I will get you a picture of my new hair! lol.

Friday, July 27, 2007

I laughed so hard I cried. Just ask mom.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I get to babysit for a teeny tiny baby tomorrow! He's about a month old, if that. The most adorable thing ever. He's the new baby brother of the other two I babysat for before... And they all look the same, so adorable.

Nothing new going on really. Still no life... lol. Counting down the days until school starts. Maybe I'll have a cute story to share tomorrow? I'm such a bad blogger... lol.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Soo... I've been a little MIA lately. But, this is my 100th post! And pretty soon it'll be a year since I've started my little college blog. Reading back on some of the entries... wow.

My birthday was good. Thanks to all of you who left me birthday wishes! :) Had to wait a bit for my present, but I love it! A new hair straightener. It's sooo much faster and nicer, and it doesn't fry my hair. I also dyed my hair. I took a picture while we were shopping yesterday, so I will have to see how it looks and then upload it.

Me and Michelle went to Madtown yesterday to go shopping. Then we hunted down my friend Kayla and her new apartment. It's so cute! Makes me want one... but I really don't know if I could live by myself... in that part of town... like she is.
We headed over to Wal-Mart... must have been one of the only non-Super Wal-Marts left! It was sooo busy. Then we went to the mall. I found a new store... Gordmans. They had really cute stuff, and I got a couple of shirts. I ended up only buying shirts yesterday... so I could still use some jeans.

And yeah. It was a long day. But fun. :)

Monday, July 16, 2007

It's Farmkid's Birthday! Like my tanlines? Finally, I get some sun! lol.

Mmmm cake! And my sunglasses from Maria!

So camping was a ton of fun. My friends surprised me with a birthday party on Saturday night, and I had no idea. I got a lot of great presents, but seriously, just spending time with them was a great present :)

I can't believe I turn 20 tomorrow!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Wow. Fewer and fewer posts from Allison. What can I say, my life is boring.
Next week should be fun though. Camping ALLLL week. Monday-Wednesday con mi familia. Then Wednesday-Friday with some friends from home. Then, Friday-Sunday my college girlies are coming! I am soooo excited, I haven't seen any of them since I left school. So I have a feeling today and tomorrow I will be playing some major phone tag with them to try and figure everything out. My friend Melanie asked what I wanted for my birthday. I told her a boyfriend, and she said she would get right on it. I don't know if I trust her... she said she's got a few guys in mind for me... lol.
One night me and my friends were looking at each other's Yearbooks. In my friend Maria's I found a guy wearing a Packer tie. I was like, it's destiny! haha... A Packer fan from Minnesota... dad would approve. Maria said he was cool, but my other friend who went to school said he was a jerk. So, I'm split. Oh well.

10 days til my birthday!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Oooo. 2 videos in a row. I'm on a roll man. But this made me laugh.

Online-Brad Paisly

Friday, June 29, 2007


Monday, June 25, 2007

So, I dyed my hair! Ok, no big commitment. As in the stuff that washes out in 6-12 washes. Guess it really didn't turn out how I had hoped... basically it looks the same, until I go outside... then you can see a slightly red tint. *sigh* Maybe red highlights? Michelle's turned out absolutely adorable, so she's going to make it permanent. We'll have to go on another roadtrip again.

Saturday night Isaac decided he wanted to go to Wal-Mart, even though I had been there the night before. So I said sure, it got me out of the house. I know what you're thinking, and no, it was not a date. He's 16 for pete's sake. No. And come on, when I have to pay him for gas? (LOL Valerie!) And pay for my own supper? No, it's not a date. But all I have to say is Mmmmm... Chinese! I was pretty excited when he wanted to go there. And dates don't spray you with Axe and make you smell like a boy :( Oh well. At least I had some extra Bom Chicka Wah Wah.

Friday, June 22, 2007

I am sooo pumped. I get to hang out with Michelle this weekened! Tonight, we're going to make a Wal-Mart run, pretty much just to get out of our houses. And... look at the hair dye. Probably stand there for an hour or so and try to decide if we're brave enough. So we will see... and pictures if I do!
Then Sunday we're going to attempt to climb Castle Rock. Her boyfriend is coming to visit next week, and she wants to take him to it, so we're going to see if we can do it first! Then I get to meet him, and I have given her so much crap that she has a boyfriend and I haven't met him yet. And I guess she's trying to find a friend of his to set me up with... but she doesn't approve of some of them... haha. But yeah.

Monday, June 18, 2007

I feel mucho better. After words of wisdom from my friends, and some amazing e-mails from Valerie... I've gotten over it. Moved on, if you will. And I am going to get him out of my head. Ok, maybe I need a bit more time. But it will happen.

Still no word on the job front. This is getting mighty frustrating. And this is why, unless I am GUARANTEED a job at Milprint next summer, I plan on staying in La Crosse. Maybe I'll be able to find a job I can keep until I graduate. Maybe even after I graduate. Heck, by next summer I might even have my mind made up, and I can take some summer courses and grauduate in 4 years. Sound good? I'd like to stay the class of '10... be nice to graduate with my friends. Although.. being a super senior would be pretty sweet!

Oh, and as of yesterday... one month and counting until the big 2-0!! Soo... whatcha gonna get me?!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Name changed to protect the stupid.

Allison says:
guess i'm kinda confused
N says:
ever heard the term fwb= Friends with benifits
Allison says:
N says:
thts wht i meant by all tht stuff
Allison says:
and that's all you want?
N says:

STUPID. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Thought I'd try this... I was tagged by Steff... see if I can get my mind off things (see previous post).

INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so:

Melanie in Orygun
Queen of Drama
These Are the Days...
An Inside Look

Next, select five people to tag: (I'm going to tag because it's part of the instructions and I'm all about following the rules...sorry a fit of giggles over came me!...but if you don't want to do this it's okay.)

Hm yeah I don't think 5 people read this, so whoever wants to.

What were you doing 10 years ago? Hm. I would have been 9... about to be 10... so probably pretty damn excited to be in the double digits!

What were you doing 1 year ago? Just graduated from high school.. getting ready to move away to college. Working at the Good Sam and hanging out with my friends as much as possible before we all had to leave.

Five Snacks You Enjoy
Chips & Salsa
Mt. Dew

Five Songs That You Know All The Lyrics To
Face Down- Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Any song by Relient K
Any song by Hawk Nelson
Allison- Permanent Me
Before He Cheats- Carrie Underwood

Five Things You Would Do If You Were a Millionaire
Build a house.
Pay my tuition.
Travel anywhere but here.
Donate it. Yeah that's only 4.. I dunno anything else.

Five Bad Habits
Biting my nails.
Kinda lazy.
Holding grudges.
Yeah I don't know what else.
Oh. Mom would say my attitude.

Five Things You Like To Do
Hang out with friends.
Write... sometimes.
Anything to do with music.

Five Things You Would Never Wear Again
Stirrup pants.
My fat clothes.
Any of my prom dresses. Except my one from Senior Year.

Five Favorite Toys
Cell Phone (when it stays charged and has minutes!)

Ok, so I wasn't very good at coming up with 5 things.
Boys are stupid.

So why does it hurt this much?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Cancer: An amazing offer or deal will come your way today. Consider your options before you agree, but don't feel guilty about taking it.

So that was my horoscope for today, and I just saw it. And today, I got an e-mail from UW-La Crosse saying that my financial aid was ready for next year. And the one grant that I already received went up by $500. And I qualified for 2 more grants... I was so happy I almost cried. There is another loan that I qualified for, although I am considering not taking it, because it is $4000. But I figured it out... if my tuition stays the same and everything... I'll end up with an extra $880 in my pocket... including my scholarship. So I guess I will have to be considering my options.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Well... still on the job hunt (although mom would beg to differ). I've filled out an application for World of Variety (a convenience store) and I ended up calling the Good Sam (the nursing home where I worked last year). And no call from the Good Sam. I suppose they don't want me since I'll work for the summer and quit again, especially since I don't really see myself coming home again next summer. Ah! Not come home? What? Yeah, dropped that bomb shell to Grandma, and let's just say she got this really sad look on her face and said, "Oh Allie." Well, am I really supposed to stay at home forever? I don't think so. I thought I wanted to come back to Fennimore and teach. Maybe I won't. Maybe it is too close to anyone and everyone I've ever known, and I need to get away.
One of my friends who moved to Chicago to go to school for fashion design is moving home. Well, she's moving to Madison anyways, which is closer! But she's one who had to get away from Fennimore, so it really makes me think. I wanted to stay here all my life, that's why I picked La Crosse, I could [fairly] easily make it home in a day, and have most of the weekend. And be close enough to come home and pray that one of my teachers would retire so I could teach English at my high school. But maybe now I'm realizing that I need something different. No, I'm not transferring or going anywhere, I really do love La Crosse and all my friends there. But... should I stick with an English major? Am I really the right person to be a teacher? Sure, everyone tells me that I'm a great people person. Well duh, that's because I already know you. I'm TERRIBLY shy around new people. So shy it almost hurts, and makes everything very awkward.
If I had a wish... it would be that someone would tell me what I'm supposed to do. Is my life going to turn out ok? Am I going to get a decent job? Am I ever going to meet someone? Will I have a family? I know... I'm not even 20 yet. I'm not supposed to ask these kind of questions... but it is really hard not to think about them sometimes.

Wow. I think that might be a record for longest-blog-by-Allison ever. For those 3 of you that read this... well 4 I guess... Dad doesn't comment.

Uff da. I think that sums it all up.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Valerie knows me all too well.

1. Elaborate on your avatar. Just a picture of myself that I took when I was bored... the more I look at it the more I don't like it.

2.What's your current relationship status? Single. And so not loving it. lol.

3. Ever have a near-death experience? I really don't think so...

4. What is the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now? "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne. I think it's an adorable song.

5. Name a celebrity you would marry? Matt Damon :D

6. Who will cut and paste this meme first? Mom?

7. Has anyone ever said you look like a celebrity? Nope. Although if I ever have a daughter, according to all my friends she's going to look like Hallie Eisenberg.

8. Do you wear a watch? What kind? I usually try to. It's just a cheap one from Wally World.

9. Do you have anything pierced? Just my ears.

10. Do you have any tattoos? I want one really bad... but I'm so dang indecisive.

11. Do you like pain? Does anyone?

12. Do you like to shop? Sometimes. I have to be in the mood...

13. The last thing you paid for with cash? Movie ticket... saw "Knocked Up" last night. Holy f-bomb, Batman. Think it could have done without some of that.

14. The last thing you paid for with credit card? Used my debit card at Wal-Mart last night.

15. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? Mommy.. telling her we missed the 6:50 show so we were going to pick up some college boys and go to the 9:30 show.

16. What is on your desktop background? Hawk Nelson.

17. What was the last movie you watched? Knocked Up.

18. What was the last book you read? Mindfulness by Helen Langer. Don't know what it had to do with my English class, but it wasn't bad. Also read A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Who knew graduation parties would be so awkward? I couldn't even carry on a 5 minute conversation with the people that I talked to everyday last year. Even seeing one of my best friends... it was just... so... sad? And then my best friend in the whole wide world, I never see her at all anymore. We went to school in the same town, she went to a private university. We didn't get to see each other at all 2nd semester, being only about a 10 minute walk away. I guess we just got busy... but I started staying up later just so we could talk. And I've seen her once since we've both moved home... she's turned into a workaholic. I'm even considering going back to the Good Sam, where she works as a CNA, just so I can see her more... I miss her like crazy.

Is it bad that I get insanely jealous of all these couples around me?

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Tonight's graduation. I really can't believe it's been a year since I've graduated. Yeah, yeah, I know only a year, but it seems like so much has happened since then. Making new friends... making it through my freshman year... it's crazy.

So, is $118 too much to spend on a Flat Iron? I dunno. My curly hair is ok... I like it sometimes... it's just that I really like my hair when it's straight. And it takes forever to do it... and I get ticked off at it and give up halfway through... lol.

But yes. I need to quit complaining about such stupid stuff.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Ah, babysitting. I love kids, I really do. The oldest is 3, and let me just say, he loves TV. The 2 year old could care less, and usually keeps me busy wanting to play. Well yesterday, the TV was on, of course, and a Red Robin commercial comes on. He came up to me and started saying, "Blue! Blue! Blue!" And for the life of me I could not figure out why. Then I watched the rest of the commercial and it's the one where the man tries to eat the burger and is sprayed in the face with blue paint. Ah yes, someone does watch a bit too much TV. I tried to turn it off as much as possible to get him to play, but he does throw quite a fit. And it is pretty cute when he sings along with the shows.
Then their mom told me I could make pizza for lunch. When I asked the boys if they wanted pizza for lunch they both said, "ZITZZA! YUM!" They very nicely pointed out where I had to go to get the pizza, then proceeded to repeat "yum" over and over again while it was cooking. Then when it was (finally) done and cool, the oldest followed every bite with, "YUM, Zitzza! Mmmmm." It was the funniest thing in the world.

Finally, I have a cute story to share! :)

Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Yes! My GPA is in... and I got a 3.02 for the semester! Which brought me up to a 2.85! Which means... Allison can apply for the school of education! Ah... I really hope this is what I'm supposed to be doing... I wish I could make up my mind...

I babysat for our neighbors today, and I get to babysit for them again on Friday. 2 adorable boys, 2 and 3. Makes me want a baby. No, not right now! I can wait :P

Sunday, May 20, 2007

So I went camping last night. Well, set up a tent in a cow pasture. But camping for me :) My friend Kayla was home from Chicago, so we had some bonding time.

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Roughing it... and jamming to tunes!

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Now this is really roughing it! Pretty sure at one point we were all texting someone!

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Our sustenance for the night.

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The all important TP!!

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S'mores. Without a campfire.

Then, we did a photoshoot.

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Us... white? Really?

Thursday, May 17, 2007

So, I am taking donations for the Allison-is-going-to-California fund. Anyone willing to contribute, feel free to let me know.

Ok, back to reality. I've applied at Kwik Trip, and mom has been sending me many suggestions... and there's a couple of camps that I've been looking at. So hopefully I will be able to find something soon, maybe even go back to the nursing home? Ugh. I don't like money.

And what is with all these relationships? Must be spring... seems like everyone (ok, ok maybe not everyone. But at least my 2 best friends!) are hooking up. Ah, not fun for this single girl.

Exactly 2 months until my birthday! The big 2-0! How insane is that?!

Monday, May 14, 2007

So heard from Milprint.

Wasn't good news.

Guess Allison will be job hunting this week. Which totally bites.
Well I made it home. Stupid car... lol. Hopefully I can start saving for one soon.
I'm doing all my laundry today... and I really need to start unpacking stuff. I just don't know where to start, I have so much stuff. And I REALLY would like to get rid of all of these clothes that don't fit me anymore.... but then I really won't have that many clothes left. So I will have to see.
Not much else going on. My friends seem to be MIA... and it kinda sucks. And still waiting on a call from Milprint... so yeah.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

$@#!$(% Car. That's all I've got to say. All I ask is for one little drive to Onalaska... but nooo... you can't even do that.

And apparently someone else who lives in this room (although I won't mention any names...) decided that she needed to thaw out the fridge on the HOTTEST FREAKING DAY of the school year. And yes, Allison had Mr. Freezies in there. No, they didn't melt all over, but yes, she put them on my desk and there was a nice puddle of sweat, along with 3 cans of Diet Pepsi and a Gatorade that I'm sure taste wonderful warm. Ah, yes, warm caffeine jolt. Just what I need.

Keep your fingers crossed that my car will be nice and take me all the way home!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

From Valerie!

The Tag is this: Name 5-10 ways you use your blog:
1. To vent... a little.
2. To share about my college life with mi familia.
3. To show a few pictures... the few that I do take.
4. I like to write!
5. because i'm an attention whore. :o) (Hm. Yes, I'll have to agree with Valerie on that one!)

Ok, so I can only think of 5. Pathetic? Nah... lol.
AHH! Job interview today!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I love these guys. ♥
But I'm still debating Matty's long hair. Hmmm...

Monday, May 07, 2007

So what can I say? I'm a little A.D.D. with my layouts. I've switched back to this one, and I'm pretty sure I will keep it for awhile.
I wish I could have longer, meaningful entries... but, it's not going to happen for awhile.

I'm excited! I got into my Psychology class next semester! I was really afraid that I wasn't going to be able to get into it since I'm not an education major (yet...) but I guess being 4th on the waiting list really paid off! :)

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Wow. I cannot believe how fast this year flew. I only have 4 finals and then I am done with my freshman year of college! I know I've probably said this a lot in the past few weeks, but yeah, it's insane. I don't know if I've changed much during the year... but who knows.
And I come home Tuesday for a job interview on Wednesday, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

Monday, April 30, 2007

So the lack of sleep was not from the boyfriend... just... me and my friends having a little fun? lol. We're good kids, I swear!
4 days of classes, and 3 finals left! I'm so excited. Then home for the summer... and time to work at Milprint. Oh joy.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Allison is tired. Um... let's just say she didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night. And the roommate's boyfriend is STILL here. And I don't think he's leaving anytime soon either.

Is a nap really so much to ask for?

Friday, April 27, 2007

I love my mommy :D

And my daddy. Since I'm sure he reads this. But he didn't tell me that I didn't have to come home this weekend... so... :P

Monday, April 23, 2007

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So that little (big?) guy was outside of my window this morning. Snapped a picture quick before Clare's friends came and pounded on the door and scared him away. And yes, that is a headstone. My dorm is across from a cemetery.

Took this from Valerie. :)

1. Introduce yourself? Allison Elaine.
2. It's Wednesday during the afternoon, where are you usually? In my dorm, doing laundry & homework.
3. What kind of laundry detergent do you use? Tide... with fabric softener?
4. What brand of shampoo is in your shower right now? Suave Berries & Creme. Yum.
5. Did you ever get into a bar and drink before you were 21? Could have, but no.
6. What were you doing last night? Chilling in the triple con mis amigas.
7. Do you watch MTV anymore? Sometimes. I like the Real World. Ok, you can stop laughing at me now.
8. What do you think about Oprah? Don't watch her anymore, but I think she's cool.
9. What color are your bedsheets? White with Orange & Yellow & Pink polka dots.
10. You need a new pair of jeans..what store do you go first? Vanity... see if they have anything on sale... lol.
12. What kind of car do you drive? Plymouth Breeze... when I'm at home.
13. Honestly, is that car insured? Yep :D
14. Do you like sushi? Never tried it.
15. Have you ever been to Tiffany & Co. or Saks 5th Ave? Nope.
16. Did your parents spoil you growing up? NO. lol.
17. Do you like roller coasters? Only been on one.
18. What magazine(s) do you buy regularly or subscribed to? None...
19. Do you remember the WB show "Popular? No?
20. When you go out do you prefer to go to a dance club or to a bar? Um... Bar? Guess I'm not one for dancing?
21. College Graduate? Not yet...
22. Who do you think will be the next president? Who knows.
23. Are you registered to vote? Yep.
27. Do you like Carrie Underwood? Yeah!
28. Been to "The Vegas"? I've been to P-Vegas. Hahaha.
29. How far away do you live from your parents? Hour and a half/2 hours.
30. Are you happy with your job? Don't have one, yet.
32. What did you get in the mail today? A reject letter... lol. They don't want me at Wentz front desk :(
33. How do you like your steak cooked? Well done.
34. Britney Spears...ready to have a nervous break down or just having fun? Hm. She used to be cool!
35. What do you usually order at Taco Bell? Hmm... I haven't been there in a long time... I like the CrunchWrap Supreme?
36. Have you ever sat all the way thru Gone With the Wind? Nope.
37. Have you ever been to Mt Rushmore? Nope.
38. Is it just me, or was The Marine(w/John Cena) a really horrible movie? I've never seen it.
39. Are surveys like the the cocaine of myspace/blogs? Yes, but Facebook owns them all. lol.
40. Where is your favorite place? Home?
41. What is your favorite candle scent? Vanilla.
42. Do you believe places can really be haunted? Sure.
43. Do you smoke cigarettes? Ick. No.
44. Have you ever been to NYC or LA? Nope :(
45. How many states have you been to where all you saw was the airport? Never been in an airport.
46. Do you think 50 questions is enough? Sure. I gotta do homework sometime.
47. Are you currently planning a trip? Roadtrip this summer!
48. Is Ryan Seacrest gay? Does it matter? lol.
49. Do you take anti-depressants? Nope...
50. Have you ever googled your name and found out something? Not really. I just get Allison Transmission... lol.

Monday, April 16, 2007

So I was thinking about how bad this week is going to be.

Then seeing the massacre at Virginia Tech makes me think that this week is going to be tough, but I really don't have it so bad after all...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I apologize for the size of my pictures in the last entry. I know, mom already told me that I should resize them. Guess I don't think about it... then I'm too lazy to go back and fix them :P
April 11th, and we got snow. Guess I didn't get hit as hard as they did at home, we didn't even get an inch. But it made everything white again, which means everything will be muddy again once it melts. Don't get me wrong, I love snow, but just not in April!
I need to make an appointment with my adviser. I don't want to, I don't really care for the guy. But I need to figure out what classes I need to be looking at for next semester, and maybe if there's some that I can take that would cover me in English and English Education if I decide to switch. I only have 12 more Gen. Ed. credits to take, so I'm really hoping I can finish those up next semester too. Then I can concentrate on English for the rest of my life...
Well... I have an ethnography due in an hour that I wrote last night. I just reread it and it makes no sense at all. I'll see if I can work my magic. ;D

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

My pretty city... for most of the time...

Me looking at the pretty scenery and trying to catch my breath after walking straight up for a half hour...

Sunday, April 08, 2007

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter :)

I'm still debating the whole changing my major thing. My friend Becky said to take the summer to think it over, because she did, and now she's really happy with the decision that she made. But I don't know. And that's what I hate most in the world: not knowing. I wish someone would just tell me what to do, but I know that's not going to happen.
Well... I have homework to get done... see if I can get it done before Clare gets back.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

So, I applied for a job, totally not thinking that I'd only work for like 4 more weeks, then be wanting 3 months off. I mentioned it to her, and sure enough, no job for Allison. That's something I should have thought of right away, duh. Oh well. There's no way I would be able to afford living in La Crosse only working 10-15 hours a week. I'll just have to start looking right away next semester.
Speaking of next semester, I need to figure out my classes. Me and my SNAP need to have some quality time together... and I register for classes on the 19th. I really can't believe how fast this year flew by! We registered for rooms too, I'm on the 4th floor yet again, but in a dorm with an elevator, that will be awesome on move in day!
Otherwise, not a whole lot else going on. I shall leave you with a view of my dorm from the top of the bluffs. :)

Monday, April 02, 2007

Yeah. I'm still alive for those of you who care/actually read this.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ah, it's Wednesday... Laundry day. Ick. I don't mind doing laundry... it's just the fact that I have to drag it all the way down to the basement, and then all the way back up again. Oh well. It's good exercise. I've also decided to quit eating dessert at every meal. I've noticed that every time I eat at Whitney, I take a dessert, even if it's one that's not that great. So, I'm going to quit all together. And I'm going to start drinking skim milk instead of 2%. I know it's not much... but I figure every little bit will help!
I'm so excited for tomorrow! My friend Kayla is coming from Chicago, and I haven't seen her since Christmas! All of us Fennimore girls in La X are getting together with her, and it should be a blast! We're going out to eat, and then to a movie. So I guess I'll have to go to the ATM lol.
Time to do some homework so I don't have to do it tomorrow night! hehe.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

So mom posted a video that reminded her of 5th grade. I decided to follow suite! I remember being so excited when they would randomly play this video on Disney Channel (since I wasn't allowed to watch MTV!) I don't know what's worse: remembering all the words or the fact that I was singing along with it?

Friday, March 23, 2007

Wow. I can't believe how fast this week went. And there's only 6 more weeks of classes left (7 including finals... I think?). This year just flew by. I was talking to one of the girls that I went to Mississippi with, Audra, and she's a Super (5th year) Senior. She said that if I thought Freshman Year flew by, I should just wait for all the others. And that's kind of a really scary thought...
Tonight I went to the UW-La Crosse Music Gala. It was basically all of the music ensembles here on campus performing... with the exception of Symphonic Band. I don't get why we didn't play, but whatever. It was cool... I didn't realize I knew so many people around campus! lol. But every ensemble that played, I knew at least 2 or 3 people in it.
Tomorrow we're going to hike the bluffs. I'll be sure to take my camera to get some pretty pictures of La Crosse from way up there... lol.
Well... it's almost 2 a.m... and way past Allison's bedtime. I'm off :)

Oh, and I took a new profile picture, because I was bored and thought it would be fun :)

Survey thingy:

It’s a Two-by-Two survey.
Two Names You Go By
1. Allison
2. Allie

Two Things You Are Wearing Right Now
1. Jeans
2. Business World t-shirt

Two Things You Have in a Relationship:
1. nada.
2. zilch.

Two of Your Favorite Things to Do
1. Hang out with friends.
2. Talk.

Two Things You Want Very Badly At The Moment
1. To eat...
2. Something exciting to happen.

Two Pets You Had
1. Mitzi.
2. Lots of barn kitties.

Two People Who Will Fill This Out (Maybe)
1. Um. Pretty sure everyone who reads this already has.

Two Things You Did Last Night
1. Went to the UW-L Music Gala.
2. Watched Transamerica.

Two Things You Ate Today
1. Nada.
2. Nothing.

Two People You Last Talked To
1. Clare.
2. Kayla.

Two Places You Would Like to Go
1. Out of the country.
2. Home.

Two Things You're Doing Tomorrow
1. Church.
2. Homework.

Two Longest Car Rides
1. Tennessee.
2. Mississippi.

Two Favorite Holidays
1. Christmas
2. Any holiday where I get to see my family.

Two Guilty Pleasures
1. Chocolate
2. Internet. lol.

Things that Make Me Laugh
1. My friends.
2. ...?

Things I Last Got in the Mail
1. Fennimore Times.
2. Credit card application thingy.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Mississippi was awesome. I couldn't believe all of the damage down there though. They said it would take at least 10 years just to rebuild everything to Pre-Katrina status, and that doesn't include growth. Warning: this post is probably not dial-up safe, and I'm sorry.
There were 16 college students (ranging from 19-29) and 2 leaders that went with us. We left bright and early on Saturday morning, and stayed in West Memphis on Saturday night. We were in Ocean Springs, MS by Sunday evening. We started working Monday. We cleared a yard for a lady, who's husband was an invalid, and she wasn't able to keep up the yard herself. Most of these work pictures are not mine, I didn't trust myself with the camera at the work sites.
This was the yard that we worked on. It was covered with vines that had washed in with the flood and started growing in the yard.
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The next day we gutted out a house. I think most of agreed that we should just get some gasoline and a match, but this was a historical house. It had flood damage, and the salt water shorted out the electricity and caused a fire. There was also a lot of termite damage. We basically tore the plaster off the walls.

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These are some pictures of the damage:

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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket A bridge being rebuilt in Biloxi.

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We did have time to have some fun though :)

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Future roomies!

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Spoons! I love that game!!!!

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Katrina Memorial in Biloxi.

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A sample of my handwriting ;)

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I wish this wouldn't have turned out blurry, I had the night setting on my camera, so it didn't work so well.

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Mine! Mine!

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Turtle that Becky made!

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