July 4th, 2003

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*wipes sweaty palms*

Well, I've bought my plane ticket to Vancouver!

$212... arriving in Van at 3:50pm on Wednesday and leaving at 6:50am on Monday.

The thing I'm worried about most now - like the last three years - is the amount of classes I'm going to miss, mostly the 3 English classes. I can only pray that the professor has at least 3 excused absences (and considering it's a MWF class, I don't think 3 absences over the whole semester is too much to ask) and that I won't be missing anything important. The class is called "Writing for the Disciplines" and I have no idea what that means, but I could handle, say, doing some reading on the plane or writing an essay a couple days early. Everyone cross your fingers for me.

I'll also be missing one service learning class (if the friggin' registrar ever enrolls me) and one classical mythology class. Not bad at all.

Now I really have to do something about this bomb site of a room I'm sitting in...
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Rejected State Mottos

Every state has an official motto. And for every inspiring, lofty state motto there's the slogan it should have instead! Thanks to several Web sites that specialize in making fun of state mottos, here are the mottos for all 50 states--the (funny) ones that they should have and the real (boring) ones. Remember, laugh all you want at the other states, but do be a good sport when you read your own state's mottos!

It Should Be: At Least We're Not Mississippi
It Is: We Dare Defend Our Rights

It Should Be: 11,623 Eskimos Can't Be Wrong!
It Is: North to the Future

It Should Be: Dehyd-rific!
It Is: God Enriches

It Should Be: Litterasy Ain't Everthing
It Is: The People Rule

It Should Be: By 30, Our Women Have More Plastic Than Your Honda
It Is: Eureka...I Have Found It

It Should Be: Too Wimpy to Cross the Mountains So We Stopped Here
It Is: Nothing Without Providence

It Should Be: Like Massachusetts, Only the Kennedy's Don't Own It Yet
It Is: He Who Transplanted Still Sustains

It Should Be: We Really Do Like the Chemicals In Our Water
It Is: Liberty and Independence

It Should Be: Senior Citizen Discounts Available
It Is: In God We Trust

It Should Be: Confederate Money Welcome
It Is: Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation

It Should Be: Come, Get Lai-ed
It Is: The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness

It Should Be: We Don't Care If You Spell Potato With an "E"
It Is: It Is Forever

It Should Be: Please Don't Pronounce the "S"
It Is: State Sovereignty, National Union

It Should Be: 2 Billion Years Tidal Wave Free
It Is: The Crossroads of America

It Should Be: We Do Amazing Things With Corn
It Is: Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain

It Should Be: Don't Blame Us, We Voted For Dole
It Is: To the Stars Through Difficulties

It Should Be: Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names
It Is: United We stand, Divided We Fall

It Should Be: We're Not ALL Drunk Cajun Wackos, But That's Our Tourism Campaign
It Is: Union, Justice, and Confidence

It Should Be: We're Really Cold, But We Have Cheap Lobster
It Is: I Direct

It Should Be: If You Can Dream It, We Can Tax It
It Is: Manly Deeds, Womanly Words

It Should Be: Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden's
It Is: By the Sword We Seek Peace, but Peace Only Under Liberty

It Should Be: Land of the Free, Home of the Buick
It Is: If You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look About You

It Should Be: 10,000 Lakes...and 10,000,000,000,000 Mosquitoes
It Is: The Star of the North

It Should Be: Come and Feel Better About Your Own State
It Is: By Valor and Arms

It Should Be: Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars Hard at Work
It Is: The Welfare of the People Shall Be the Supreme Law

It Should Be: It's Where You're Wanted
It Is: Gold and Silver

It Should Be: More Corn Than Kansas
It Is: Equality Before the Law

It Should Be: Hookers and Poker!
It Is: All For Our Country

New Hampshire
It Should Be: Go Away and Leave Us Alone
It Is: Live Free or Die

New Jersey
It Should Be: You Want a ##$%##! Motto? I Got Yer ##$%##! Motto Right Here!
It Is: Liberty and Prosperity

New Mexico
It Should Be: We Really Are One of the 50 States!
It Is: It Grows as It Goes

New York
It Should Be: You Have the Right to Remain Silent, You Have the Right to an Attorney...
It Is: Excelsior

North Carolina
It Should Be: Tobacco Is a Vegetable
It Is: To Be, Rather Than to Seem

North Dakota
It Should Be: Um, We've Got, Um...Dinosaur Bones? Yeah, Dinosaur Bones!
It Is: Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable

It Should Be: Home of Lake Erie and the Mistake by the Lake
It Is: With God, All Things are Possible

It Should Be: We're OK, You're NOT
It Is: Labor Conquers All Things

It Should Be: Spotted Owl...It's What's For Dinner
It Is: She Flies With Her Own Wings

It Should Be: Cook With Coal
It Is: Virtue, Liberty, and Independence

Rhode Island
It Should Be: We're Not REALLY an Island
It Is: Hope

South Carolina
It Should Be: Remember The Civil War? We Didn't Actually Surrender
It Is: Prepared In Mind and Resources/While I Breathe, I Hope

South Dakota
It Should Be: Closer Than North Dakota
It Is: Under God the People Rule

It Should Be: The Edjucashun State
It Is: Agriculture and Commerce

It Should Be: Si Hablo Ingles
It Is: Friendship

It Should Be: Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus
It Is: Industry

It Should Be: Yep
It Is: Freedom and Unity

It Should Be: Who Says Government Stiffs and Slackjaw Yokels Don't Mix?
It Is: Thus Always to Tyrants

It Should Be: Help! We're Overrun By Nerds and Slackers!
It Is: Bye and Bye

West Virginia
It Should Be: One Big Happy Family...Really!
It Is: Mountaineers Are Always Free

It Should Be: Say "Cheeeese"
It Is: Forward

It Should Be: Why Are You Here?
It Is: Equal Rights
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Take two

Since my first test apparently was kind of stumpifying (who knew?) I've revamped it with some more pedestrian questions ;)


And yes. My first fanfic ever was, technically, Power Rangers. I was a wee thing at the time and had no idea what it was called, but there you have it. The secret is out ;)
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A little last-minute patriotism

Sun comin' up over New York City.
School bus driver in a traffic jam.
Staring at the faces in her rear view mirror,
Looking at the promise of the promise land.

One kid dreams of fame and fortune.
One kid helps pay the rent.
One could end up going to prison
One just might be president

Only in America
Dreamin' in red, white, and blue!
Only in America
Where we dream as big as we want to

We all get a chance,
Everybody gets to dance,
Only in America!

Sun goin' down on an L.A freeway
Newly-weds in back of a limousine
A welder's son and a banker's daughter
All they want is everything

She came out here to be an actress
He was a singer in a band.
They just might go back to Oklahoma
And talk about the stars they could have been

Only in America
Dreamin' in red, white, and blue
Only in America

Where we dream as big as we want to
We all get a chance,
Everybody gets to dance,
Only in America

Everybody gets to dance,
Only in America

And for those with a sense of humror ;) Don't Mess With America (a parody) by Cletus T. Judd
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