Saturday, February 23, 2008

Settle down, children. It's time.

So I'm not married. But as many have pointed out to me, one doesn't need to be married to have a blog. So here I go.

After the crumminess that was my Friday, my mom and I wanted me to have a better Saturday. I was blessed at the train station with a crinkly $20 bill "To help you have fun" mom said. When I got back to my apartment, Kevin was in a terrible mood, so I proposed a walk to CVS. He consented, so off we went. I got my two rolls of film developed (one black and white, one color) and a bottle of temporary hair dye in Auburn (a vague description indeed). We stared at random products until the film was done then began our journey back home.

Half way there it began to rain. I pretended I every sentence I spoke was one from a nineteenth-century Reader. It was fun until I couldn't think of a word for "a walk" that I hadn't already used. So I gave it up. After that we stopped near the ancient Native-American burial ground to rub dandelions on our chins to see if we were in love. My chin turned a bright yellow while Kevin's was more of a "jaundice" yellow (his own term mind you) because he didn't rub very hard. Needless to say, we were both in love.

In the neighborhood somewhere we stopped to laugh at a sign someone had posted on their front door: "Do not disturb-- Meditation in progress". I cautiously made my way up the person's walk to take a picture with my phone as quickly and slyly as I could, and we both ran away laughing.

When we finally got back we made mac & cheese (a tasty meal on any day you get wet). I then dyed my hair while Kevin practiced his saxophone. If he wasn't so good at it, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to tolerate it as well as I do. Kudos to him.

Now (even though we're not married! And we haven't been tagged!) Kevin and I are going to do that thing that's all the rave right now on blog thingies. Here goes:

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?

Kevin: I was in fifth grade, hanging out with Charlie and Shaun, by the tires on the playground. We walked around the track a lot. Whenever we sat down by the tires we talked about weird dreams.

Shannon: I was 8, counting down the days until my 9th birthday and asking my mom how many were left about every other minute or so. I remember her getting annoyed. I was also learning how to play handball and learning to hold my breath for 30 seconds, sing 'Happy Birthday' backwards, and other important things.

2. Things On My To Do list?

Kevin: Practice, finish Shannon's song, finish Zelda Medley (ew, says Shannon), finish tenor sax quartet, and then get some cookies.

Shannon: Pass my Archaeology test on Monday, finish editing my dress straps, do the dishes (ugh), take the trash out (sick), get food maybe, do my dumb laundry!

3. Bad Habits

Kevin: Making a mess, not putting things back where I get them, being late occasionally (always, says Shannon :D), and not practicing as much as I should.

Shannon: Putting off laundry til after the last second, not showering every single day sometimes, procrastinating semi-important things, listening to the same songs over and over again. BAD posture!!!

4. Places I have Lived

Kevin: San Diego, CA; Okinawa, Japan; Fallbrook, CA; Long Beach, CA

Shannon: Fallbrook, CA; Long Beach, CA. Tres exciting.

5. Things Most People Don't Know About Me
Kevin: I'm gay. I'm just kidding. I'm romantic. I have ADD-- I AM Attention Defficit Dissorder.

Shannon: I have a fetish for movie montages. I sing (and talk) in weird voices. A lot. I secretly love it when people ask if my hair is dyed (only now it is! :( boo) and/or say my hair is pretty. I don't like food but I love to cook. I want an Oscar, but I don't deserve one yet. I want to talk to George Lucas. AND, I plan things WAY too far in-advance. Like my wedding reception. And classes for my senior semesters.

Kevin wants me to go put my laundry in. I suppose I will. By the way, if anyone wants to give me a digital camera, it will make for a much more interesting blog!

Note: Please ignore the following photograph. It's completely irrelevant and was actually put here like two years after this entry was originally posted.


Janeite42 said...

I got your fotos of the hair. It looks pretty much like it used to, but that could be the lighting. I'd like to see it in person. Nice blog, btw, and you are, indeed, interesting.

eric & adrien said...

shannon shannon. i'm adding you to my list of blogs so i don't have to remember your web address thing every time i want to see it. fyi. why did you dye your hair if you like it?

Wasdensc said...

You just didn't know you were in love with me yet... ;) and Kevin's "love" obviously was sick...

Shannon said...

oh like jaundice. I get it.