Jan. 17th, 2009

reileen: (general - strawberry)
so, like

yesterday afternoon I was waiting at Midway Airport for the motherfucking Pace 385 bus*

for like an hour

and then

when I finally sat down on the bus

it felt like I just sat down on a chair full of pins sticking out

all of a sudden, 25*F seems positively balmy!

***

In teaching how and when to use certain grammatical constructions, my Japanese professor frequently makes up characters to use in an illustrative roleplay. The most common are "A-san" and "B-san", two little ragdolls who take on a variety of roles.

Sometimes, though, she'll use famous people. On Wednesday, when she was teaching us the -nagara form, for describing two simultaneous actions, she held up a picture of Michael Jackson and said in Japanese: "Jackson-san sings while brushing his teeth."**

Then on Friday, when we were learning how to conjugate verbs in a list, she held up a drawing of Sarah Palin and said something along the lines of: "Palin-san is coming to DePaul University because she likes Chicago hamburgers and because she likes to learn." ("LIKES TO LEARN", HAHAHAHAHA) I boggled throughout most of that class, and was kind of confused as to why Sensei decided that Failin' Palin would make a good example for anything other than as a trainwreck and the most backwards feminist ever.

***

How bogus is this? I went to Carson Pirie Scott's today because I wanted to see what I could get with a gift card I got for Christmas. I finally decided on a pair of teal skinny jeans, because I've been wanting a few more pairs for a while. Cool, right?

I had to get a size 5. I'm normally a size 0/1.

When they say "skinny", they fucking mean "skinny"!***

***

Also, happy birthday to my buttmuch of a brother, who turns 19 today!

-Reileen
no, I'm not going back, even if it kills me



*WHY OH WHHHYYY IS THIS THE ONLY BUS THAT GOES DOWN 87TH STREET FROM CICERO, HAAAAAAATE
**Sensei had fun with coming up with different examples for this particular lesson. One of her other example sentences was "I drink coffee while I jump rope." Muri da na...
***And I still have to wear a belt to keep the pants from slipping down my ass. But with the size 5, at least I can get my toothpick legs through the pant legs!

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