Monday, August 31, 2009

Giving you a tour...
























Sunday, August 30, 2009


The only thing keeping me going to facebook on a regular basis (and gives my life purpose).

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Chuckle Chuckle

I am not the original author; the following was recieved in an email which I thought was worth sharing!

Entirely too many of these thoughts go through my head in a day.

I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?

Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a
grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

That's enough, Nickelback.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.

Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

There is a great need for sarcasm font.

Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the
hell was going on when I first saw it.

I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

The other night I hit a new low at an open bar. I had already hopped on highway blackout when, inevitably I had to find a bathroom. Eventually I decided it was probably on the other side of the bar so I tried to walk over there, but ran into a guy coming the other way. We played that, Both go left, Both go right game to no avail, so I finally put out my hand to guide myself past and that is when I realized, yup, that's a mirror I just tried to walk through. And the guy on the other
side is me. Even cats can re cognize their own image.

How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

The only time I look forward to a red light is when I am trying to finish a text.

A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

Was learning cursive really necessary?

Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

My brother's Municipal League baseball team is named the Stepdads. Seeing as none of the guys on the team are actual stepdads, I inquired about the name. He explained, "Cuz we beat you, and you hate us." Classy, bro.

Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examplies I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm....Goonies"

What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died..

I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

I would like to officially coin the phrase 'catching the swine flu' to be used as a way to make fun of a friend for hooking up with an overweight woman. Example: "Dave caught the swine flu last night."

I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

Bad decisions make good stories.

Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?

If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.

Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

"Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after

While watching the Olympics, I find myself cheering equally for China and USA . No, I am not of Chinese descent, but I am fairly certain that when Chinese athletes don't win, they are executed.

I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damnit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.

I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...

As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is..

It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

I think that if, years down the road when I'm trying to have a kid, I find out that I'm sterile, most of my disappointment will stem from the fact that I was not aware of my condition in college.

Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...

A little boy asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on and the link takes me to a video instead of text.

I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food.
Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard before dinner.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sista Sista

The other day, I finished unpacking my room & setting everything up just the way I liked it. But I kept getting that nagging feeling that something was missing...

It didn't take me long to realize what it was.

I miss you girls!

5 Things I've done to start the school year right

1. Reuse old notebooks (because we never actually use a whole notebook, so many pages are left to waste)

2. Sit in the front of the classroom (statistics show you learn better this way)

3. Air-dry my hands (no more papertowel for this girl! I'm taking baby steps to become more eco-friendly)

4. Wake up early - & preferably without the aid of an alarm (because it is important to start your day with purpose & besides, it's a good way to practice self-control.)

And lastly,

5. Listen to my iPod while walking between classes (I've found it helps me set a good vibe, while adding a little more enjoyment to my day & lets me reflect on what I've just learned or what I need to get done.)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to School

Flip Flops, originally uploaded by krillamy.

I am seconds away from crawling into bed but I wanted to at least update with a quick post so that everyone knows I am still here, I have just been busy! Sunday was the big move back up to St. Cloud and today was my first day of classes! I had a most excellent and relaxing summer, but now I am ready for the school year to BRING IT ON and GET 'ER DONE so to speak. haha! I finished unpacking and setting up my room and it looks amazing. My motivation levels are directly proportional to how clean my room is and what kind of atmosphere it emanates so I am extremely pleased with my set up and decorations and everything because I really feel like it is a setting in which I can focus and get the things done that I want done! And this will conclude my post for now, check back with me later for more on life! :) (PS: I am blogging directly from my flickr account!!! It is really simple and exciting and makes posting pictures as enjoyable as a nice hot shower! ..wait..)

Goodnight moon.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

For Heidi:

really immature

I have every intention of deleting this after Heidi has seen it. ;) ;)

heh heh heh...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


photo originally uploaded by krillamy

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Honey Honey

My intention was to post another great music video here from YouTube, but of course the embedding has been "disabled by request"

The song is Honey Honey by Feist, and at first I thought it was a little weird and creepy but now I find it touching and addictive - by far one of the best finds I have had in a very long time. I encourage everyone to check it out! (And watch the whole video!)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Money and Happiness - Money or Happiness?

Is it more important to get a job where you will make lots of money (regardless if it's something you like or want to do) - or go after what you love to do and are interested in, even though there are no guarantees?

This week I had a conversation with someone regarding this matter. It was in their opinion that it's better to get a job where you can make lots of money, even if you don't like the job, because who really does like their job anyway? If you make lots of money then you will be able to afford to do the things that you do like, outside of working. You would be able to afford the lifestyle you want, maybe that means supporting a family or being able to travel.

Maybe I'm too much of a dreamer,
but I couldn't help but disagree with them.

This philosophy makes a lot of sense, and is probably the way that, what: 75%-95%? of people live their lives. Let's say you work 8 hours, 5 days a week, and get 8 hours of sleep every night. Out of a total 168 hours in the week, you are spending 96 hours either sleeping or working. Not to mention all the preparation and overtime that isn't factored in. And if you hate your job, you are therefore spending over 50% of your week doing something you hate - who wants that? Who would knowingly set themselves up for a life like that? Yeah, maybe it would mean you would have the money to afford your desired lifestyle, but what kind of desired lifestyle includes working a job you hate? Plus if you don't like your job - if you don't like how you spend your days - don't like how you are contributing to the society and to the world - then how can you fully love yourself? There's a pretty good chance that if you are doing something you don't like to do, just for the money, you won't be able to fully enjoy or appreciate those things you wanted to be able to afford anyway. Your crappy job will drain you mentally and physically so much that you won't have the energy left in those remaining 72 hours to enjoy anything to the fullest or make the most of your precious free time... chances are you will end up sitting around feeling bad about yourself, or dragging yourself out to do things when you'd rather be sitting.

If you go after what you love, at least you won't have to wonder what if once it's too late. I say
live life with no regrets, try everything once.

Even if you fail miserably, at least you tried and didn't let life defeat you before you even tried.
(You can always start over and get a job that you will hate, there are plenty out there!)

Chasing your dreams takes bravery. But if we're going after something we really want, there is really no good reason not to. Jobs are there for us to start at the bottom and work our way up. Say the practical choice would be to go into public relations, but your real love is cooking. You have real talent when it comes to cooking, you are curious and want to expand your knowledge and abilities. With public relations, all you want is a paycheck. You are much more likely to succeed doing something you WANT to do and have a passion for then something where all you really want is a paycheck (and in which field there are probably plenty of people who actually do like the work and would be competing against you). I think if you are going after whatever you love to do in life, whatever you believe in and support, whatever you think about and learn about in your free time, you shouldn't worry if you won't succeed at it, or that you won't be as happy as if you were making a lot of money. You will have enough interest in whatever it is that you could even revolutionize the current job market in that field and open up new research or new jobs or heck, you can do whatever you want because it's something you want to do and nothing will stop you.

Maybe money does rule the world, but that doesn't mean we can't make our own luck and shape our lives in a more favorable direction, instead of following the dot-to-dot that has already been set up and is being followed by those who aren't quite as brave as you.

Think about it.

photo originally uploaded by krillamy

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I'll Follow You Into The Dark

This is a great cover of my favorite Death Cab for Cutie song, I'll Follow You Into The Dark

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


photo originally uploaded by krillamy

Today I have my final paper due for my summer class, and then freedom from class assignments until August 24th, when I go back to school! But right now I am having such a difficult time trying to concentrate! Sometimes I'm convinced that I have Attention Deficit Disorder... but at the same time everyone probably has ADD at some point, and I don't really believe in people blaming all their faults on disorders and taking medication for it. Such as depression (which could be solved by a change in attitude) or ADD which is probably just what happens naturally when we find ourselves doing something we don't want to be doing, obviously we will get distracted by more appealing activities. So what I should be doing is getting down to business and cranking that paper out within the hour, instead of drawing it out up until the deadline...

Well... we'll see what happens ;)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My Life Mission

This post is a long-overdue follow up to my previous post about building mission statements.


I am at my best when I am in a positive and stimulating environment..

I will try to prevent times when doing tasks that do not challenge my creativity..

I will enjoy my work by finding employment where I can work closely with others, bounce ideas off co-workers, and where I am appreciated and encouraged..

I will find enjoyment in my personal life by spending time with family and friends and chasing my dreams..

I will find opportunities to use my natural talents and gifts in music, decorating, generating creative ideas, being flexible, understanding people, and having a positive attitude..

I can do anything I set my mind to. I won't let procrastination and lack of motivation get in my way. Making mistakes will not hold me back..

My life's journey entails experiencing as much in the world as I can and not being afraid to try everything once. I will continue striving to make myself a better person so that I can gain better understanding of the world and people around me, and demonstrate appreciation for life and get the most out of it as possible.

I will be a person who will stay connected to my loved ones & try not to take them for granted.

My most important future contribution to others will be being in their lives and being someone they can always go to when needed. I want to be an inspiration that will encourage them to chase after their dreams, and show them that nothing is impossible.

I will stop procrastinating and start working on:

-Being more proactive instead of just thinking about and imagining all the great things I could accomplish
-Stop prematurely judging people
-Live Healthier

I will strive to incorporate the following attributes into my life:
UNDERSTANDING that no one can be perfect

I will constantly renew myself by focusing on the four dimensions of my life:
Physical - Exercise regularly & challenge myself
Mental - Stay positive & de-stress
Spiritual - Practice Appreciation
Emotional - Keep close to those who are important to me


Throughout each day, I strive to live my life to the fullest by spending time with my family and friends, practice appreciation, live healthier, work closely with others in a positive and stimulating environment, and use my natural talents in music, and express my creativity while remaining flexible and optimistic. I value confidence, genuine kindness, and understanding that making mistakes is essential to learning.

Photo originally uploaded by krillamy

I encourage everyone else to try it --> build your very own mission statement here!
...anywho who does, let me know so I can link you up!

Other's Missions:

And we're back!

I recently started a flickr account, if anyone else has one please tell me, I'd love to look at your pictures! =D

Guitar close-up
photo originally uploaded by krillamy