46 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'srah':

Alas, poor license! I knew him, Horatio.

Gone are the days of yesteryear! Gone are my days of trying to drink alcohol or identify myself in other states, only to be met with confused stares or suspicion of falsification! I went to the Secretary of State's office* yesterday to renew my driver's license, which would otherwise have expired on my 25th birthday. I was able to renew my license by mail** when I turned 21, so I still had the 0ld Sk00l driver's license that is becoming rarer and rarer in the state as we oldies have to renew in person the second time and get a...

srah - Saturday, 13 August 2005 - 10:28 AM

Second insult: They haven't even called me back!

I went out shopping the other day and they didn't have what I was looking for, but took my name and number so that they could contact me when it came in. I said, "It's Sarah... with an H" as I often do when telling people what my name is. I watched upside-down as the girl wrote "Shara." "Shara" is not Sarah-with-an-H. Shara is Shara. It's a completely different, made-up name! Do I have a speech impediment I'm not aware of, that turns my S's into Sh's? Bah....

srah - Wednesday, 11 May 2005 - 12:05 PM

I am the one who will bring balance to the Force

When I was in 5th grade, my best friend and I used to read the dictionary for fun. Well, it was partially for fun and partially in order to learn words that no one around us knew. The one triumph that has really stuck with me was being able to call a yucky boy in our class a "contumacious ignoramus." God, I'm a nerd. Lately I've been noticing a particular character trait in myself and I couldn't find a good word to describe it. All of a sudden it came to me: I am contumacious. I am the devil's advocate....

srah - Thursday, 17 March 2005 - 2:44 PM

Sometimes I forget that I'm short!

Sometimes in my school, near the mailboxes, people will have conversations where one person stands against one wall of the hallway and the other person stands against the other wall. This is a high-traffic area and so it is quite frequent that you have to walk between two people having a conversation. I did that just now and realized that my head completely cleared the line of vision between the two people. I passed below their radar and did not interrupt their eye contact, much less their conversation. Wee....

srah - Thursday, 10 March 2005 - 1:27 PM

This is my state of mind today

I am the best! My hair is really soft. I rule!...

srah - Friday, 18 February 2005 - 2:44 PM

Typing test

I had to take a Meyer-Briggs-style cognition test earlier this semester for my Human Behavior class*. It told me that I was an ISTJ (Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging) when for years I've been an INTJ (Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging) personality. I've always been on the fence between the Thinking/Feeling aspect, but the change from iNtuitive to Sensing took me by surprise. I took another version of the test yesterday and my result was ISFJ (Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging). So apparently it wasn't just the test - I have actually gone from being someone who trusts their intuition to someone who...

srah - Monday, 14 February 2005 - 10:29 AM

I can go my own waaaaay (go my own waaaay-ay)

Mr B------ (hereafter from this day forward known as Mr B. because those hyphens, for some inexplicable reason, throw off the formatting of my blog in Firefox when they're linked) has complained that I always want my world to conform to my own whims and that I want things to be the way that I want them. Um, yes? Don't we all? Wouldn't we all find the world a lot easier if people, objects and events behaved and occurred just as we wanted them to? I don't think there's anything wrong in wanting that. I realize that it's probably not...

srah - Monday, 31 January 2005 - 11:18 AM

Forget politics; let's talk about ME for a change

The atmosphere is rather heavy around here. So here is something light and fluffy and completely stupid: Take yet another test about me!...

srah - Friday, 5 November 2004 - 10:06 AM

Curse you, Gordon E. Moore!

I don't like to make decisions. I like to consider other people's stronger opinions. I like to consider all of my options for a long time before settling on one. I like it when I take so long considering options that the decision is made for me. If I am rushed to make a decision, I will inevitably choose the stupidest option possible because I feel rushed and I panic. An example: I was in a three-person project group this semester. I had about half an hour and couldn't decide whether to try to grab something to eat before my...

srah - Monday, 10 May 2004 - 12:13 PM
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There are those who call me... Srah?

At my internship yesterday, the president of the organization called me into his office and we talked about who I would be reporting to and what my projects were going to be for the summer. While I was there, he mentioned another Sarah who works there and realized that there are now two of us. "Everybody around here has a nickname," he explained, "Do you have a nickname?" I don't know how much control I have over the bugginess of my eyes, so I'm not sure if they popped out of my head or not. Don't say Srah... don't say...

srah - Friday, 30 April 2004 - 8:41 AM
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I'm a little tea-snot

I have always been a snob and am no less snobby when it comes to tea. As a tea-drinker, I like to think that I have something over all of the coffee-drinkers out there. I like to imagine that I am in some way more sophisticated than the java-guzzling proles*. I imagine that one day, scientists will find out that - like cigarettes - coffee is really bad for you, but all of the evidence has been hidden for years. Meanwhile, millions of people will be addicted to caffeine and I, who have only tasted coffee once or twice and...

srah - Friday, 9 April 2004 - 5:01 PM
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Astrology finds: I am a dork

Yahoo! Astrology, in addition to offering things like daily horoscopes and star sign compatibility, also thinks that it can predict people's preferences based on their star sign. Let's see what they have to say about me: Books The quick-minded and detail-intensive Virgo likes to cut straight to the point. When it comes to books, it had better be of the no-nonsense, educational, factual or instructional variety. You actually find the encyclopedia exciting and read self-help and fitness books for fun. Yahoo! Astrology thinks I'm a nerd. :'( While I did read the dictionary for fun in elementary school, I've actually...

srah - Tuesday, 30 March 2004 - 10:14 PM

Thou shalt have no Idol before srah

I've been watching a lot of American Idol lately. And I have come to the same conclusion that I know you all have: srah could totally be on this show. Srah would kick some ass on this show. Srah has the talent it takes to be Your Next American Idol. Srah will go up there, sing her song*, and blow you out of the park! Srah-- What's that? The point is not to suck? Then why are all of those people going on TV and doing it? Just to embarrass themselves in front of a national audience, without even getting...

srah - Wednesday, 28 January 2004 - 8:01 PM
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Everybody else is doing it

So why shouldn't I? How much do you know about me? http://quesrah.friendtest.com/ Note: Don't bother putting your email address in, because they don't send the answers. They're probably just selling them directly to p0rn spammers....

srah - Saturday, 10 January 2004 - 4:52 PM

Gorgeous clever who, now?

My 501 group-mate emailed me: "Our 682 group is looking for people that we can take pictures of for use as personas in our final report. Could we rope you in on this? All we woudl need to do is take a few pictures of you sometime, interacting with a computer, a cellphone, maybe a PDA, etc.. You look like you could be in our demographic. :)" Oooooh, I think. I am flattered. Someone wants to take pictures of me! I am going to be a model! I am... wait! "Look like you could be in our demographic"? What demographic...

srah - Thursday, 30 October 2003 - 12:02 PM


Feeling much better now, thanks. The three-hour User Interface Design lecture I was dreading sitting through in my delicate sleepy/emotional state was survivable and even enjoyable and re-energized me for the evening. I've actually done homework (thanks to some whip-cracking yardstick-poking) and I'm off now for an early bedtime so that I can attempt to be a somewhat functioning (albeit emotionless) member of society tomorrow....

srah - Wednesday, 29 October 2003 - 11:09 PM

Dain bramaged?

I'm not very good with my emotions. I've repressed and ignored them for a long time, preferring to amuse people from afar instead of getting close to them. I don't know how to identify my emotions now or what to do with them. I'm not sure if my blogging helps, hinders or just demonstrates this situation, but I am definitely more likely to blog about amusing things that happen to me than my emotional reactions to the world around me. So perhaps the best solution would not be to work myself up about my emotional state, get 4.5 hours of...

srah - Wednesday, 29 October 2003 - 10:37 AM

Shut up, you clowns, or I'll punch you in the face

I think I'm a naturally fidgety person. I can't sit in one position for an extended period of time, so I'm always crossing and uncrossing my legs, sitting on them, bringing them up to my chin, and moving around. I'm the same when I sleep. I have to flop around for a while to get comfortable - right-side, left-side, face-down. But most of the time I end up curled up into a little ball. According to a BBC News article, my sleep position reflects on my personality. The Foetus: Those who curl up in the foetus position are described as...

srah - Saturday, 27 September 2003 - 5:49 PM

I am drivin' 25 through the kind of green light that lasts all afternoon

My driving skills have recently* been criticized by a friend of mine, who claims that I brake at green lights, concerned that they're going to turn red at any time. I have been giving this thought ever since then, and have come to the conclusion that there is only one possible rebuttal: Nuh-uh. I don't brake at green lights. What I do is let up on the accelerator. It's the stupid car that brakes itself. And letting up on the accelerator has nothing to do with me being concerned about the light turning red - it has to do with...

srah - Tuesday, 5 August 2003 - 11:30 PM

Shorty doo-wop

Erica says, of people she knows online, "I think most people are shorter than I think they are." Which makes me wonder... how tall do you think I am? (No helping from those who have seen me in real life... I would like an objective opinion) I also find that people, looking at me, think that I am younger than I am, but that people who know me online (at least in the John Hannah milieu) think that I'm older than I am. I suppose I exude a sense of maturity *snort*....

srah - Tuesday, 29 July 2003 - 8:53 AM

Dancing Queen

I like to dance. I like to dance a little too much, as I dance with a wild abandon that tends to alienate friends and family. I dance what's inside me, and if you've been reading this blog long enough to catch any of my dreams, I think you'll agree that what's inside of me is probably best left inside. These wild, passionate bursts of activity tend to include a lot of flailing and spinning and hopping. What I don't like is watching other people dance. I like to see things like The Nutcracker, but I realize that's because I...

srah - Monday, 7 July 2003 - 1:29 PM

*srah ducks the flying jealous blows*

Due to great controversy and confusion over my weight yesterday, I hopped on the scale for the first time in over a year. The verdict: 101 lbs. Perhaps I ought to go to the gym with Robin and Becky, and put on some muscle-weight. I find it interesting that the British money and the weight are both called "pounds" but are abbreviated and lbs., respectively. I don't know where the word "pound" comes from, but I bet the and lbs. come from the same source as their French translation, livre, and the zodiacal sign Libra, the scales (for...

srah - Tuesday, 17 June 2003 - 10:42 AM
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Trampy Ho Goodness

i'm a trampy ho. i like to lick people. my name is srah. Come find me if you want some trampy ho love. The above post explains why you should not log on to your weblog on your sister's computer. Or maybe your sister's, but not mine....

srah - Tuesday, 10 June 2003 - 8:03 PM

Female chivalry

The next time I hold a door for a guy and he refuses to walk through it, insisting that I go first, I'm going to kick him squaaar in the nuts. I am fine with having doors held for me, as long as I can reciprocate. It's common courtesy....

srah - Thursday, 20 March 2003 - 11:41 AM

Please leave a message after the blah blah

Déjà, j'aime pas parler au téléphone et en plus, je deteste parler aux repondeurs parce que je raconte toujours un peu n'importe quoi. And for the Anglophones in the audience: I hate talking on the phone, but I hate talking to answering machines even more because I always say something stupid. Not a direct translation, but both express my attitude. I hate talking on the phone in English but it's even worse in French. In either language, it's much easier for me if I can see the person - if I can read their lips as they speak and use...

srah - Sunday, 9 February 2003 - 2:14 PM
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Plus j'apprends, plus ça m'étonne

The more I hang around the teachers here and listen to them talk and complain about the students, the more I wonder what my high school teachers had to say about me. Probably not much - I don't think I was very remarkable or memorable. At one point during high school I went back to Scarlett with Robin to visit teachers and my 8th grade US History teacher asked Robin who her friend was....

srah - Tuesday, 12 November 2002 - 8:51 AM
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Counting down...

7 days until my birthday. (I didn't realize it was so soon!) 7 days until the French school officials get back from vacation and reply to my letter. 10 days left at work. 30 days until I leave for France. So much to do....

srah - Monday, 19 August 2002 - 9:31 AM

Socially inept

I went out last night with a couple of fellow assistants from Ann Arbor. On the way there, I was telling myself not to be nervous and not to be that shy little person I sometimes am. I think I went in the wrong direction, though... I don't know if they noticed or if it was just me being paranoid, but I felt like I talked all the time and wouldn't stop talking about myself. And I just talked and talked without thinking, so and idea would come out of my mouth and I had no idea where it came...

srah - Sunday, 4 August 2002 - 8:33 AM
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Guess what is 25 days from today?...

srah - Thursday, 1 August 2002 - 2:52 PM

Be somebody else

Everyone and everything always says "be yourself". I'm not sure I agree with that. If we didn't try, occasionally, to be someone else, I don't think we'd ever change or adapt. There's a certain amount of make-believe required in life. Personally, I'm glad that I'm not always myself....

srah - Thursday, 1 August 2002 - 11:31 AM


I have just realized that I have little or no patience with stupid people, or people who don't apply themselves. Well, I didn't just realize that... I've always known that, but I just realized how it will pertain to my life. What kind of an assistante am I going to be? Those kids had better try to learn some English. Patience, srah, patience....

srah - Monday, 3 June 2002 - 10:41 AM
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Indecisive little me

One of the things I don't like about myself is that I'm wishy-washy. When I was in France, I was sure that I wanted to work in France when I grew up. When I came back and took my English Language class, I was sure I wanted to go into linguistics. The next semester, when I took Survey of Computing, I was sure I wanted to be a web designer. I'm easily influenced, but I'm also adaptable and happy in many different kinds of jobs. I'm going to have to find a way to combine these or try each of...

srah - Wednesday, 29 May 2002 - 2:56 PM

You may be shocked and surprised!

... but probably not. 100 things about me...

srah - Wednesday, 24 April 2002 - 1:37 AM

Verbal diarrhea

I don't know what's wrong with me. When I was younger, I would carefully think everything out before I said it. What I was going to say, how I was going to say it, and what impact it was going to have on the listener. Now I feel like I just spew everything out there and disaster ensues. There was the poetry contest incident. Then I offended everyone I know with my post about Richard. Many other minor incidents. And now today I harangued Lewis, when he was already stressed out about preparations for Fiesta Fantastica, about how he should...

srah - Saturday, 13 April 2002 - 4:49 PM

My epitaph

My epitaph "She blogged like a demon and made a monkey laugh." Sounds appropriate, non?...

srah - Friday, 22 March 2002 - 1:24 PM
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My most common iMoods are busy, dirty, lazy and unmotivated. Boy, I'm charming....

srah - Thursday, 21 March 2002 - 10:09 PM

My avatar...

My avatar is going to live over there [ I never wear turtlenecks. I used to, up until high school, but they were always strangely deformed because I would stick my chin into them to keep them off my neck. I have neck issues. I think I was strangled or hanged or guillotined in another life. I can't wear necklaces either, for the same reason. I can't wear most bracelets or rings because my wrists and fingers are too small (my ring size, I've just discovered when I ordered my class ring, is 4). I can't wear earrings because my...

srah - Saturday, 26 January 2002 - 9:02 AM

Simply atrocious

Simply atrocious. I am going to blame my Typing Test results on getting out of practice while in France, but there's probably just no excuse. Typing Speed: 61 WPM - Accuracy: 92 % - NET SPEED: 55 WPM *hangs head in shame* [via smattering.org (speed: 111)]...

srah - Friday, 18 January 2002 - 12:57 AM

I'm very upset...

I'm very upset because I went to Big Ten party store yesterday to buy some alcohol for someone for xmas and I didn't get carded. Me! This is upsetting to me because: (a) A young-looking person was able to buy alcohol and not get carded and (b) Said young-looking person was me. I was quite looking forward to being carded for the first time. I think it's scary that someone as young-looking as me was able to buy alcohol. Just to prove that I wasn't having an old-looking day, I asked the waitress (Ginger) at Applebee's how old she thought...

srah - Sunday, 23 December 2001 - 12:42 PM
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When I actually get up

When I actually get up the nerve to wear a skirt, it makes me feel girly and rather happy. I don't know why. It takes a lot of effort to get me into a skirt, though, because I feel so self-conscious about being dressed up when I do. My hair needs help, though. I wish I could find a haircut that I could wash and air-dry and it would look normal. It tends to shape itself around my ears and stick out funny....

srah - Friday, 14 December 2001 - 1:11 PM

I think I have always wanted to write a book

I think I have always wanted to write a book, but I've never had anything to write about. I think my mind is kind of like a butterfly - it flits quickly from topic to topic and never really settles on one thing. If I came up with an idea for a book, I would forget it or no longer be interested in the subject ten minutes later. I think the whole book idea just appeals to my thirst for celebrity, which is the reason behind this blog being wildly more successful than any journal I've tried to keep in...

srah - Monday, 19 November 2001 - 4:03 PM

I should just throw my body away

I should just throw my body away and start over again with a new one. I keep doing dumb things like whacking my kneecap on the desk and pulling groin muscles jogging over to Seaton. Maybe people like me shouldn't be allowed to have bodies in the first place if they're going to mistreat them like this - we should just be forced to be floating spirits....

srah - Monday, 19 November 2001 - 10:25 AM

srah's personalities

srah's personality #1: I don't want to go to bed. It's too cold to go to bed. srah's personality #2: Why don't you close the window, Einstein......

srah - Monday, 12 November 2001 - 2:32 AM

Today it was proved

Today it was proved that while most people could not be paid to stand on one foot, jump up and down and make chicken noises in public, srah will do it for free. What's her damage, anyway?...

srah - Friday, 9 November 2001 - 5:40 PM

Patti LuPone was in Witness

Patti LuPone was in WITNESS with... Harrison Ford who was in INDIANA JONES directed by... Steven Spielberg who directed SAVING PRIVATE RYAN with... Tom Hanks who was in PHILADELPHIA with... Denzel Washington who was in THE HURRICANE with... John Hannah who... I met this summer. I think that's seven degrees of separation. If you want to cheat about it, you can go to The Oracle of Bacon. The Oracle says I'm three degrees from Patti, but I never would have thought of David Paymer....

srah - Monday, 5 November 2001 - 11:30 AM
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I lied

I lied. Have not gone to nap yet. Followed my link to Roommate's online journal and started reading it the way I always do - looking for mention of me. Mwah ha. Not that I am in the least egocentric. She says "Yesterday my roomie went to zoo." I wonder if this lack of article is a typo or if it is in the English style, à la "My mum had to go to hospital." She was also talking about thinking, which I didn't read in-depth because it wasn't about me, but it reminded me of the thought I came...

srah - Wednesday, 31 October 2001 - 2:40 PM
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