I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion. ~Jack Kerouac

by khristin ann Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 9:11 PM


I bet when you woke up this morning, your first thought was, "I wonder how Kristin's Venus Flytrap is doing." Good thing I am a mind reader. Here is the update on the life of my plant: The reallly big trap on the top that is facing the other way and is open (but deformed) is the result of feeding it an ant. Heres what I learned - don't feed a Venus Flytrap ants because they ruin the traps. The trap next to that is currently eating a spider. The trap on the bottom is closed because I poked it. I couldn't help sticking my pinky in the trap. It was pretty sweet.

by khristin ann Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 10:53 PM

and I have fetal alcohol syndrome...

Today we fed a spider to my venus flytrap. We tortured that spider. We could not get it to go in the plant, so finally Jim put a needle through the spider and lowered it into the trap. It was pretty complicated, which means I am not going to feed it much. Plus it leaves behind leftovers. I pulled an ant carcass out of one of the traps today. Carrie and I went on a hike with her hyperactive dog at High Cliff. Phil was a little worried because he thought the dog had run away. But really she was having the time of her life, barking out the window and peeing every 2.5 seconds.

I am really going to miss our gas stove when we move. What is better than making smores in your kitchen?

by khristin ann Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 10:50 PM

our house smells like aquarium

I almost for sure have the job at Target. Sweet, huh? I have nothing to put in my calendar on my computer and it is kinda sad. I have nothing going on all month. It is impossible to find a book on how to care for a venus flytrap. I'm serious. I tried the APL, and all they had were children's books (with very exciting photographs). I went to Barnes and Noble today, and I could not find ANYTHING that talked about venus flytraps or carnivorous plants. I looked on Amazon, ebay, and Half.com, and I found nothing but children's books again. Seriously, there has to be more people out there who need expert advice on caring for a venus flytrap. Every web page I read has conflicting information. I am just so confused. And all I learned today is when you turn on a plant light bulb do not stare directly into the light. It is real bright. Jim's enormous goldfish does not fit in a tiny cup. Last night at the Reptile Palace I realized that if I really wanted to, I could walk home. I wouldn't have to worry about retreiving my car in the morning because I have control of two vehicles while Jenny is in Costa Rica. Jenny called my cellular phone today and left a message. I was going to call back when I got home but I forgot. Anyways, what do you say when you call another country? They will be like "Hola" and I will be all like "Hi, is Jenny there?" Because I don't know how to say that in Espanol. I don't even know how to ask for the bologna with the olives in the middle. I am sick of this rainy weather, it is really affecting my joints.

by khristin ann Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 10:15 PM

a lumberjack with a pirate accent

Last night we watched the northern lights after we got back from beer gardens. It's the first time I have ever seen the northern lights so I thought it was pretty sweet. Except it was freezing outside. When we came in, I was so cold I got down some more blankets to put in my bed. Not only did I have 6 blankets in my bed, I even used my beach towel as a blanket. At 3:30 in the morning when you just get back from drinking, using a beach towel for a blanket sounded like a pretty good idea to me. Now that school is over we have to get ready to move. Jenny left for Costa Rica this morning. Carrie is doing some of my laundry for me at her mom's house. It's because she is a nice girl. And she rocks at life. When we left to go out last night, I forgot my id at home. it's real tragic to forget your id. Then I forgot keys to get back in the house, but luckily Jenny and Wyatt were here. I will leave you with this quote "Maybe it was Manny."

by khristin ann Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 12:51 AM

Fog is strange if you think about it, it just hangs there. Everything looks like it should be wet, it should be raining. But the moisture just hangs below the clouds. It's so thick you can't see through it, but it is so thin you can't feel it. As much as it is there, it's not.

by khristin ann Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 12:50 AM

la eduardo

I learned some new Spanish words today. For some reason, my sheet became disconnected from my bed. I don't like sleeping on the plain mattress, so I have been sleeping all curled up on whatever part of the sheet I could find (because I am too lazy to put it back on). Carrie made my bed for me last night, and I slept all sprawled out. And I wanted to throw up. I am never eating pudding again. Or anything made from milk. Or Jello. Jello really grosses me out. Jenny put some jello by my MGD, so I had to put my beer on the coffee table without a coaster to keep it safe from the jello. And I CANNOT stand it when people put things on the coffee table without a coaster. After finals are done I am going to clean like crazy, I just keeping hiding my stuff under the coffee table. And my room is kinda a mess. Its because I went to the public library and checked out some books. I even got a large print book.

You know you are not functioning at your age level when someone says the word 'duty' and you laugh at it. And when Jenny owes you $69 and you think it is funny. I don't really wanna grow up and get a real job. If you think you have a personality disorder, talk to Carrie. Because even if you don't, she'll give you one. Jenny is a hysterectomy.

I sat down on my computer and started playing Snood, thats when I lost track of time. Snood is just one of those games you play when you are bored. It does not require any skill. It is a game where you start doing really bad, then you think no one is ever going to love you in life because you can't even beat a level on the most worthless computer game ever. Then your hand spasms and suddenly you cleared out half the screen with a lucky shot.

by khristin ann Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 6:45 PM


The stereo in my car is broken, I can't turn it off, turn it down, or take the cd out. If you ever hear somebody playing Sublime from their car obnoxiously loud, that's me. It is rather funny though, because it is just so loud I can't shout over it. My Jew was dancing. I opened the blinds in the living room and part of my Jew was stuck to the blind, so it danced. My Jew has really taken off; it's getting so big that it is taking over the radiator. I was working on a paper at the public library, and I thought I would take a break and stop at my grandma and grandpa's. Then my family wanted to go out to the bar. My little break ended up being a big break. I have one sentance of a 5 page paper, and then I need to turn it into a presentation. The only good thing that comes out of my insomnia is finals, I can stay up late and get up early to get everything done at the last minute. I pinched my nerve in my wrist again. My hand is back to going numb. It's not my favorite thing. There is something with regular soda that gives me stomach aches. I don't know what it is. I just drank a 7-up and now I don't feel good. I just don't get it. Today I drove around Appleton with my Venus Flytrap, the plant is sitting in my fishtank. So I buckeled the fish tank into my passenger seat. Me and Nicole fed my Venus Flytrap an ant, it was pretty sweet. The trap closed almost all the way and we could see the ant running, trying to escape. Then it closed tighter, and the ant stopped moving. The trap hasn't opened back up yet, but I am anxious to see what is left of the ant afterwards. I am in love with my new plant. I'm also afraid I am going to kill it.

by khristin ann Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 4:03 PM

check out my hamstring curls....

Today when Carrie and I were walking back from class, people kept staring at us like something was wrong. We checked our zippers and that wasn't the problem. As far as I know my clothes match today (I am being monochromatic in black). Maybe it was because I was wearing brown shoes with my black shirts. Or it is because Carrie lost 2 1/2 pounds.

Not only does my mom inquire about my love life, my whole extended family does. Hayley wants to put me on the Bachlorette, because, in her words, "the men are so dreamy". And everybody always asks me two things - one is if I am dating anyone. The other is irrelevant. But I tried telling them that my love life is hopeless and they need to give it up. Some day I will have my 12 illegitimate children and everything will be fine.