The Natatorium

An emporium of oddities from around the world, complete with somewhat informative plaques that almost never match the item they are meant to be describing.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

More Screaming

Did I mention that I won free tickets to see The Dresden Dolls at a "Second Chance Prom" formal event in KC? ::screams hit supersonic levels::


Yes, I am quite happy about that. Quite happy indeed. Other than that, my Spring Break was uneventful. I went to KC with the fam and then worked 6 days in a row. Woo-hoo.

I did not do any homework.

Then I went back to college, tried to hurry up and do all my homework at the last minute, and ended up scouring the net (it wasn't hard) for anything I could find about "Snakes On A Plane." Stupid Hannahrama.

Meanwhile, Laura is a genius with a camera. In fact, I'm starting to suspect there are darker forces at work here... Laura's photos make me look *lovely* (obviously evil).

This is a weird, disjointed blog entry. I'm too lazy to make it make sense. Maybe I should start posting some short stories on here.... I've been writing some 2-5 page short pieces for the small periodical literary magazine on campus. If you like the idea of reading *short* short stories (and possibly some flash fiction) here, vote yes in the comments. If you vote no, you must present your objection in form of verse.

Friday, March 17, 2006

A Growing Obsession

You get three guesses for "Why Is Natalie SO ECSTATICALLY freaking happy"

1) She just finished her midterms and has a week off from school.


2) Her house was not destroyed by the tornado that wrecked houses to her immediate south and left insulation in her trees.


3) The Dresden Dolls just announced that the official sheet music and companion book will be released in April


Also, from my Obsession's blog:

"I started to get airportitis on the terminal shuttle waiting area. We accidentally developed a new game called "beached". I lay down on the ground and told brian I was a beached manatee. He said that a manatee wouldn't flail its arms out like that, so I scrunched them in. He then listed off names of beached animals (norwall, scallop, lobster) and I would do my best to imitate, writhing on the floor while we waited for the shuttle to terminal 5.. Emily noted that we were freaking out the midwesterners. My voice is coming back, but I can feel my sore throat in my bottom teeth."

Hannah: We are so totally playing "Beached" when we're waiting in crowds at Bonnaroo. I think it rocks the pants off of our "Indie Camping Trip" game. Even if the latter one does allow us to say "Catskill Island Shore" about 20 times.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The Weaker Sex

This woman can give new life and save yours at the SAME TIME.

It would kind of suck to be one of the 345 firefighters (presumably mostly male) who scored lower than the woman who'd just given birth.