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lindsey & me
Flirt, flirt, flirt.

Ignore, ignore, ignore.

Why is this the pattern of the men in my life?!

Or shall I call them boys?

Immature B O Y S. *rolls eyes*

You'd think I'd learn something from it all too.

But no, I'm left, clueless as usual.

Please forgive me if I sound bitter.

I don't have the right to be.

Well I'm a litte exhausted from the big day today.

School, Baseball game, the movies...

Could it be that I, Andrea, have a social life?

Doubt it. haha.

And now it is time for me to leave you.

"So until we meet again, I am thinking of you always. I love you; I wish you were here.... in my arms."

Read the book.

lindsey & me
hmmm well today was Valentine's Day and unlike my usual curse of haveing a bad day, this one was actually good. horray the curse is gone! Even tho I still do not have a "boyfriend" or "significant other" or "someone who likes me" I have nice friends and people were very nice today. Nice people make me happy. Like cake. and the word for pineapple in German (Ananana). So it was fun. and I got lots of chocolate and gave lots away. yay!

...but few people know that one of my biggest pet peeves is when people say "I hate Valentines Day cause its a Hallmark holiday. They made it up." HECK NO!! Ugh how stupid can people get!? ANYWAYS: Valentine's Day has been around since about 270 A.D. but did not become popular till about the 1400s/1500s. Anyways if you wanna know the details and educate yourself: here's a site thats pretty accurate although all the stories of St. Valentine differ slightly (some say he married the man's daughter in jail). Anyways here it is: http://www.theholidayspot.com/valentine/history_of_valentine.htm

So anyways... things have been going good so far this month... although I really dont like this month too much. But I did get my driving time and my permet. yesh. hmm its not as fun as I thought it would be tho. Anyways: here are a ton of exellent quotes for the bored and the restless:

And upsidedown in the earth a dead man walks upon my soles when I walk. ~Bill Knott, "(End) of Summer (1966)" (Thanks, Laurie.)

The day was counting up its birds and never got the answer right. ~Author Unknown

Night and morning are making promises to each other which neither will be able to keep. ~Richard Shelton

I imagine that yes is the only living thing. ~e.e. cummings

Never mind. The self is the least of it. Let our scars fall in love. ~Galway Kinnell

Her hearing was keener than his, and she heard silences he was unaware of. ~D.M. Thomas

Silence moves faster when it's going backward. ~Jean Cocteau

We are asleep with compasses in our hands. ~W.S. Merwin

Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible, for what I already possess. ~Juan Ramon Jimenez

[T]he departing world leaves behind... not an heir, but a pregnant widow. ~Alexander Ivanovich Herzen, Other Shore

If only I could leave everything as it is, without moving a single star or a single cloud. Oh, if only I could! ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

We are never prepared for what we expect. ~James A. Michener, Caravans

The universe is simmering down, like a giant stew left to cook for four billion years. Sooner or later we won't be able to tell the carrots from the onions. ~Arthur Bloch

As I was walking up the stair,
I met a man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today.
I wish, I wish he'd go away.
~Hugh Mearns

It has been said repeatedly that one can never, try as he will, get around to the front of the universe. Man is destined to see only its far side, to realize nature only in retreat. ~Loren Eiseley, "The Innocent Fox," The Star Thrower, 1978

We have met the enemy and they are us! ~Walt Kelly, Pogo, 1971

Our dream dashes itself against the great mystery like a wasp against a window pane. Less merciful than man, God never opens the window. ~Jules Renard, Journal, 1906

Fear is a cloak which old men huddle about their love, as if to keep it warm. ~William Wordsworth

You can owe nothing, if you give back its light to the sun. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

the high cost of
living isnt so bad if you
dont have to pay for it
~Don Marquis, Archy and Mehitabel, 1927

Take the so-called standard of living. What do most people mean by "living"? They don't mean living. They mean the latest and closest plural approximation to singular prenatal passivity which science, in its finite but unbounded wisdom, has succeeded in selling their wives. ~e.e. cummings, Introduction, Poems, 1954

You're only as sick as your secrets. ~Author Unknown

Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed waste-paper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing. ~D.H. Lawrence, "Peace and War," Pansies, 1929

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
~T.S. Eliot, 1943

The beginning of all wisdom is to look fixedly on clothes, or even with armed eyesight, till they become transparent. ~Thomas Carlyle

I believe if I should die, and you were to walk near my grave, from the very depths of the earth I would hear your footsteps. ~Benito Perez Galdos

You are sad because they abandon you and you have not fallen. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Another way of approaching the thing is to consider it unnamed, unnameable. ~Francis Ponge

Invent a past for the present. ~Daniel Stern

My great day came and went, I do not know how. Because it did not pass through dawn when it came, nor through dusk when it went. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Nothing is not only nothing. It is also our prison. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

A hunter of shadows, himself a shade. ~Homer

The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

Within your lifetime will, perhaps,
As souvenirs from distant suns
Be carried back to earth some maps
Of planets and you'll find that one's
So hard to color that you've got
To use five crayons. Maybe, not.
~Marlow Sholander, "Maybe"

No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it. ~Terry Pratchett

I wish I could have known earlier that you have all the time you'll need right up to the day you die. ~William Wiley

I am the vessel. The draft is God's. And God is the thirsty one. ~Dag Hammarskjold, Markings, 1964

The first step... shall be to lose the way. ~Galway Kinnell

Psychoanalysis and Zen, in my private psychic geometry, are equal to nicotine. They are anti-existential. Nicotine quarantines one out of existence. ~Norman Mailer

The Great Way has no gate.
Clear water has no taste.
The tongue has no bone.
In complete stillness, a stone girl is dancing.
~Seung Sahn

He who does not fill his world with phantoms remains alone. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

I would go to heaven, but I would take my hell; I would not go alone. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Love, she said, should be said more slowly, and ran from the house. Words could not catch her as such. Honesty is so slow, that is the trouble. ~Author Unknown

They have stopped deceiving you, not loving you. And it seems to you that they have stopped loving you. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

It is known that there is an infinite number of worlds, but that not every one is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so if every planet in the Universe has a population of zero then the entire population of the Universe must also be zero, and any people you may actually meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination. ~Douglas Adams, The Original Hitchhiker Radio Script

Learning is not easy, but hard; culture is severe. The steps to Parnassus are steep and terribly arduous. ~John Jay Chapman

He who holds me by a thread is not strong; the thread is strong. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Alas! must it ever be so?
Do we stand in our own light, wherever we go,
And fight our own shadows forever?
~Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton

You think you are killing me. I think you are committing suicide. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered. ~Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

You purchase pain with all that joy can give, and die of nothing but a rage to live. ~Alexander Pope

My heaviness comes from the heights. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

We dance round in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
~Robert Frost, In the Clearing, 1962

I have figured for you the distance between the horns of a dilemma, night and day, and A and Z. I have computed how far is Up, how long it takes to get Away, and what becomes of Gone. I have discovered the length of the sea serpent, the price of priceless, and the square of the hippopotamus. I know where you are when you are at Sixes and Sevens, how much Is you have to have to make an Are, and how many birds you can catch with the salt in the ocean - 187,796,132, if it would interest you. ~James Thurber, Many Moons

My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers. ~Tom Stoppard

If you come to a fork in the road, take it. ~Yogi Berra


Happy V-day to you!

Later hobbits!
27th-Jan-2006 08:53 pm - Jealousy and Ignorance...
lindsey & me
Well I guess I'll start off with a quote, which I found to be quite true indeed:

"Silence moves faster when it's going backward" - Jean Cocteau

Don't ask. Seriously.


I'm so jealous of KATIE because not only does she get a driving time, she also gets a job... that involves birthday parties. errrrgle.

Also: I hurt. Moving heavy equipment isn't all that fun.

I keep thinking about going to Germany this summer. I'm really nervous. Why, you ask?! Here's why:


1) No mummy or daddy
2) No friends of mine going
3) Different culture= different WORLD!
4) Weird food. Nuf said.
5) How the hell am I gonna pack ALL my NEEDS in a suitcase?!
6) Too many shoes. Not enough time.
7) I even need to buy a thingy so my hairdryer will work!
8) My passport picture made me cry. It was THAT horrendous.
9) My summer is already PACKED full of activities.
10) I won't be able to breath.
11) I'm missing my GM's bday, VBS, and a chance to get my driving license.


1) Germany. HALLO!
2) Different Language. Different Culture.
3) Excitement and a Learning Experience!
4) I wanna go into the field of languages. duh.
5) So many amazing sites to see!
6) 300 types of bread. 1,500 types of pastries.
7) German boys. (In America there are more girls than boys. In Germany its the opposite. HELL YES!)
8) Chocolate. It's the best in the friggen world!
9) I'm going with Frau. HILARIOUS!
10) I'm gonna make an AWESOME video documentary... like on MTV. hah.
11) I'm gonna be the fat, obnoxious, no-idea-what-the-hell-I'm-doing tourist.
12) 2 weeks by myself. (With the exception of the whole German class...)

.... I guess #11 makes it all worth it.

Well I was gonna put more quotes in. But Im tired. NIGHT NIGHT everybody!

And a HAPPY MOZARTS BIRTHDAY TO YOU! (250 to be exact!)

.... Katie should have done a reptile-birthday-thing for him! lmao.

Later Hobbits!

lindsey & me
Well this was the first week of the *NEW* semester:

YAY! ... I think?

Anyways here are the new classes and my 1 week analysis of them:

Global Business: Ew the teacher used to go out with my dad in highschool. My parents are like good friends with the Frickes. How odd. And disgusting. Anyways the class is O.K. But, I usually day-dream about my "FUTURE" cause that's all we frickin talk about!

Safety: Teacher-kinda a jerk. Class- OMG Im so SCARED! AH! Me on the road. Creepy.

Government: O.K. Winker is EXACTLY like Mr. Welton from Immanuel. REALLY creepy. In the class tho all we do is talk and we never get anywhere. We've been on the same freeking topic for days now and in A.P. its like 1 chapter per 2 days. I like it better fast.

Well there's my physcoanalysis, Dr. Freud! yay! hmm well its 9:00ish soooo Im gonna chillax and perhaps do some Chemistry. YEAH RIGHT.. like thats ever gonna happen.

Well to leave you with a quote for thinking:

"My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it till now." -John F. Kennedy

Have a happy weekend!
14th-Jan-2006 07:27 pm - I HATE MY CONSCIENCE!
lindsey & me
Hallo! Happy 7:27 p.m.!

Well I guess working my ass off on my verse last night was worth it cause I got a 4 4 4 which might not sound great cause the best is a 1.. but its a personal best.. and I had hard competition. So snaps for Andrea! yay!

..But... I still feel terrible. Its not like "wah poor me" its nothing like that its more like "I'm such a bitch! Why did I do that? Why do I feel bad about it? It was nothing!! Why am I such a terrible person?!"

I dont want to spill everything but lets just say some gossip, backstabbing, and hypocritcal bullshit is going on and I took part in it. WTF!

The thing about this is that normally I dont drive myself insane about it. But God loves irony, also known as giving me a crap conscience. When I was little and I felt guilt about lieing or something stupid, my parents would know because I would cry and scream in my sleep. And its happening again. shit.

So now I dont get good sleep. Bad sleep + drama + stress + school = A very, very screwed Andrea.

Hmmm it prolly doesn't help my conscience by constantly reading Revelations and listening to depressing music.

All I can say is:

"The man who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself" -Friedrich Nietzsche

Well I dont feel like whining about my life anymore. Sorry for the boring read. Later Hobbits.

.....it wouldn't have been so bad if she didn't cry..........
13th-Jan-2006 05:59 pm - chicken fillets anyone?
lindsey & me
Hm... well I'm updating again because of boredom. I'm "supposed" to be typeing up my speech for the Tourny tomarrow but I dont feel like it. Sooo... here are some funny quotes I found! Yay for "{quotes}"!

"They're a bit like chicken fillets really. You can hit people with them!" -talking about her temporary breast implants for Pirates - Keira Knightley

"Those of you in the cheaper seats clap your hands, those of you in the
more expensive ones rattle your jewelry." - John Lennon

"Commit the oldest sins, the newest kind of ways." - William Shakespeare (THOSE PANTS SURE DID MAKE HIM CrAZZZZY!!)

"She looks like she combs her hair with an egg beater." - Hedda Hopper

"This is on me" -(what Dorothy Parker wanted on her tombstone)

"Anybody who sees and paints a sky green and pastures blue ought to be
sterilized." - Adolf Hitler

"You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth." - John Lennon

"I love New York City; I've got a gun." - Charles Barkley

"I don't listen to music. I hate all music." - Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols)

"I got a lot to say, I got a lot to say, I got a lot to say. I can't remember now, I can't remember now, I can't remember now." - Ramones, "Got Alot To Say" (HMMMMM who does this one remind me of???? LMAO KATIE!)

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." - The Beatles

Well I hope you enjoyed! Maybe I'll post more later... if people's eyeballs don't fall out of their skulls from boredom! Later Hobbits!
13th-Jan-2006 10:20 am - Sitting in Study Hall pondering..
lindsey & me
Hullo! I'm soooo excited for the long 3 day weekend! whoop whoop! Too bad Lynd-z's gonna be gone and there's no youth group... but it still should be cool. Well right now Im really bored (OBVIOUSLY) in Study Hall and I have 20 minutes to do nothing but surf the web. fun fun.

Well earlier at my 5th hour I totally failed my Chemistry Final. Good thing its only 10%! But that could STILL hurt my grade. ugghh I just want to go get some lunch!

Speech Tournament tomarrow at our school. I'm nervous. I'm gonna suck. But it's still ALL GOOD.

Hmmm well I'm gonna surf the web some more. Later Hobbits!

p.s.- Happy Early Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

7th-Jan-2006 11:08 pm - Jokes on Shakespear and Doctors...
lindsey & me
Hmm surprisingly Im happy! yay!

Which is surprising because I worked hard on my verse for Speech team to get it so I was comfortable with it again just to find out that I couldn't go to the meet cause I had to go to the Hospital.

I didn't end up going to the Hospital.. but the doctor's office which is fun... they didn't tell me anything new besides "eat more fruits and veggitables". Yeah right. But, my parents seem to be takeing this serious. ugh. Anyways no more talk of this serious crap. I was just reassured today how smart "DOCTORS" in this town really are.

I really wanted to make puppychow today but my mom was like no. So I didn't.

All day my dad was talking about Shakespeare. Since he's a stay at home dad all day he does wierd things... like he bought an accordian and learned how to play twinkle twinkle little star on it. he also started reading Shakespeare and making puzzles. fun.

hmm well Im tired. Church tomarrow. Later hobbits!
26th-Dec-2005 08:03 pm - Just Chilaxin
lindsey & me
AH! Basement making wierd noises! Oh well. Anyways.. my Xmas was O.K. although talking with my realitives opened my eyes to more stupidity then I really wanted to see. No women in my family have ever gone to college, in fact every single one has gotten themselves pregnent IN HIGHSCHOOL. So, I'm really living up to a lot... hah.

Anyways... so instead of having to talk with older realitives and have them explain to me about why "I should go to college" (*DUH*) I sat at the little kids table and talked about Yu-gi-o and Star Wars with all of my cousins (ALL 11 of them that happen to be boys under the age of 10) soooo that was fun! The upside was that I got to play with all of their toys... gee I <3 toys!

...But NO unfortunatly I didn't get the Barbie guitar! Dang it! Ohhh well I still got some cool stuff... like clothes, and clothes, and clothes! fun!

I hope everyone had a really HAP HAP HAPPY Christmas tho... (if any of you got the Barbie guitar.....grrrrrrrrrrr.)

LOL oh *JOY* Bill and Issac just came over.... well its time to be the "annoying" sister... Later hobbits!
lindsey &amp; me
Well, Well... technically I am supposed to be at church... but I'm not. Dad forgot and the rest of the family left. So I'm stuck here making Mac-n-cheese all by meself! Which is kinda fun, in a way.

Btw... Merry Christmas Eve everybody! Katie's in Wisconsin, Lynd-z's at home, and Caroline is MIA..? anyways... Im in a lot better of a mood than yesterday. I dunno why I was so wierd... I just get spacy like that sometimes.

Anyways, today I almost burnnnnnnt the house down [again] when my dad "decided" to make a fire in our fire place and left for choir practice.... low and behold he didn't make it "sturdy" enough and after everyone left it came tumbling down and a few ashes went onto the carpet and I had to "stomp" them out. funfun. Not to mention the fire was really hot... I didn't know fires were hot, did you?! but it was interesting. at least it didn't burn the rug... or the house...

I haaate TV during Christmas!!!! Is it law that all television stations need to show holiday specials, reruns, and marathons that last FOREVER?!?! So I've been reading and avoiding Berchtold's assignment of memorizing those Ionic compound things... however I DID write them on notecards... I was so impressed with myself I told all my friends (ALL 3 OF THEM!) and they teased me. hahah. Friends are fun.

My cat (Patchalantis) keeps staring at this glass thing in my basement.... I think she's going to attack it. hahaha. She's been avoiding me all day cause earlier I picked her up, acted like Santa Claus, and pretended she was a little kid on my lap. hahah I dont think she liked it too much but TOO BAD. It's Christmas after all, isn't it?!

OH MY GOODNESS I'm sooo excited for tomarrow! Usually on Christmas I wake up at 4:00 a.m. and annoy the crap outta my parents cause "technically" its Christmas!!! LOL they always get really pissed off for some reason, tho. Well well I think it might be time to play Christmas music and dance around. Later Hobbits!

P.S. [I'm still hoping for that Barbie guitar!!!]
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