Monday, April 30, 2007

Brittany-Muffin reporting live:

So Kate did the title, but the rest is up to me. She's too busy packing to over share today, so I'm sitting here not helping and decided to fill you in on her behalf. She's finally moving into her new place tomorrow. so close to me!! And then we're heading to NH to learn me some gun shootin! I don't know why I just felt the need to sound hickish, I just did so deal with it. That's all for now, thanks for checking in. Peace out.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Julie!

Jason.

We have offered to get you blindingly drunk and you have not
responded. I will assume it's due to the recent website malfunctions.
However, if, god forbid, the wedding turns out to be boring, you know
who to turn to for lots of vodka:

Kate and Julie

Acts of God in my face

My horoscopes seem to be right on lately:
"You seem more erratic now, for your emotions are very close to the surface. You are likely showing more of yourself than you even realize, and the sudden shifts are reflected in not-so-subtle ways as quickly as your moods change. It's not necessary to be in total control. Try letting those close to you know that you are moving through some rough waters and could use their support.
Thursday, April 26, 2007"

So the summer apartment situation blew up in my face yesterday - apparently the three other girls that will be living there all decided unbeknownst to me that they were re-arranging the rooms and "surprise! you're getting one half the sise...right off of the livingroom...and you still have to pay the same price...and my boyfriend's going to live in the big room with me for free..." There was fighting, and phonecalls, and me saying "this is not what my sublease is FOR!" No one cares.
My options as I see them:
*Take the small room, shut my mouth, and silently resent the sorority girls that I now live with for 4 months.
*Throw a tantrum and make them give me my original big room and have them silently resent me for 4 months.
*Tell them, "sorry, changed my mind." Leave them with an extra $750 for their parents to come up with for the empty room, and find myself at square one looking for an apartment in a week's time.
Votes anyone??

In more uplifting news, I got this email from my independant project advisor:
"Kate,

Had an opportunity to go through your work today---and wanted you to know how impressed I am with what you've accomplished. Your commitment and caring will influence many in whatever you choose to do--I'm grateful to have had you in class and be a witness to your growing......

Take care."

That better translate into an A.

And Citizen Cope concert tonight. I'm going to let him soothe my poor luck.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Today's horoscope

"Sometimes your fantasies are actually better than when you finally get your dreams fulfilled. Today, however, reality is as good as you wish. The biggest annoyance is the mountain of details that you must attend to before you can let go and play with your friends. Don't get discouraged; just keep working steadily until you get through your chores. Your pleasure will wait."

Guess that means I should study...and pack...and clean...and move

Monday, April 23, 2007

SIRI'S COMING!!!!!!!!!!


August 15th!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!

Also - I'm officially finished with my independant project! It is bound and there is no going back... check out the blog portion thisisrape.blogspot.com

Blast from the Past

ok one more:

I just got a facebook message from a kid I had a crush on in 9th grade and haven't spoken to since:

monikapaswaters: oooo
what did it say?
me:
KATE ROHDENBURG? I know you -
Hey its Collin from NH. What is going on with your life. you graduate this yearfrom northeastern?
I hope all is great.
peace

Collin

I wrote back "Hi!
I'm graduating in August - pretty excited. Where are you now in the world and what are you doing there?
Its good to hear from you

Kate"
me: i wasn't on my game i didn't read it carefully before responding
monikapaswaters: i think that means he loves you
me: omglol THATS WHAT I WAS THINKING TOO!
monikapaswaters: haha
totally

Nice Guys

A quick post from the library - this article is funny

Thursday, April 19, 2007

A place that has taken my fancy

Something to make me feel better



of course, sea otters don't have to worry about abortion - they just eat their unwanted babies...

"partial-birth abortion"

I'm not even going to try and post about the Supreme Court decision. You can find all I have to say here.

Also, NYT has a break down of how candidates for 2008 have responded.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Farewell Tent


Today I said goodby to my tent...


I didn't have her long - this is a shot of her in her prime (if your overlook the patches from Rudy Beer stabbing her with a meat thermometer, or the giant hole in the bottom, or the lack of stakes to hold her down)


Alas - she was stuck down on our trip to Langerado this spring (ahem...DAN), and among other things, reeked of Captain Morgans when I threw her away this am...

She will be missed.

In other news - I need a tent...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

VT

From the NYTimes:
"Virginia imposes few restrictions on the purchase of handguns and no requirement for any kind of licensing or training. The state does limit handgun purchases to one per month to discourage bulk buying and resale, state officials said.

Once a person had passed the required background check, state law requires that law enforcement officers issue a concealed carry permit to anyone who applies. However, no regulations and no background checks are required for purchase of weapons at a Virginia gun show.

“Virginia’s gun laws are some of the weakest state laws in the country,” said Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “And where there have been attempts to make some changes, a backdoor always opens to get around the changes, like the easy access at gun shows.”

Students are not allowed to have guns on the campus."

My dad said yesterday that the first thing that was going to happen was people were going to start calling for more gun restrictions as a result of this tragedy. I hesitated to make something this horrific political but reading this it becomes clear that it will be made into a political battle. Let me just say this: Murdering 32 people is already illegal. People don't go into dorms and classrooms and shoot everyone in sight and expect to live, let alone get away with it. Take into consideration that last line. "Students are not allowed to have guns on the campus." Perhaps if they had been allowed, the shooting would have stopped at the first attack when any one student in the dorm had shot back. What if one faculty member in that classroom building had been able to stop the attacks, rather than barricade their doors and hide under tables?

Just a thought. My prayers are going to the families and the school.

Finals week

book buy-back - making kids want to kill themselves a little more every semester.

I've been saving up my books for the past 3 semesters so 1. I'll forget how much they cost me and 2. it will seem like I got lots of money. Michelle in front of me got $12 for a $117 book. I got $59.50 for about 9 books. That's a month's worth of food this summer! (and see...I've forgotten that I probably paid $500 for all those books)

Monday, April 16, 2007

Makin babies - no penis necessary

Not sure what I think of this...any comments?

Pisces horoscope for 4.16.07

"Others may see you as having a great deal of confidence at this time, but you may feel as if you aren't standing on very solid ground. Unfortunately, it only makes matters worse if you send out an air of false optimism. Instead, just be honest. If, beneath the veneer, you are feeling uncertain, it's best to let others know."

Last 2 apartments to look at today...last chance to volunteer your couch...

Sunday, April 15, 2007

SpringFest


I make good first impressions.

Around 3pm I had 2 blisters bleeding in my new, white boat shoes. I also figured out finally why the front tendons in my neck hurt. I had in fact, not been strangled, it was from the whiplash of being jerked around on the bungee run that Corinne and I spent an hour on Friday playing on - in between getting cotton candy.

I think the concert was good, I fell asleep on someone I don't know's shoulder during NAS, but I rocked out to Gym Class and that's really what I was looking for.

At the beginning of the show Monika put a sticker on my shirt. When I woke up this morning, there were more than one.

Monika claims innocence.

I did not make it to Malden.

I think there may have been something funny in the cupcakes...

Update:
I just found 2 texts from a number that I don't know on my phone.
Monika at 6:33pm "Where did you go?"
603-491-3632 at 6:55pm "Are you wearing a grey shirt standing up dancing on the floor?
603-491-3632 at 7:01pm "PS the guy behind you keeps putting stickersr on you lol"

There are no responses from me to these texts. I'm fairly sure I've never seen them before. Please out yourself if your number is 603-491-3632.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Wine Weekends

Yesterday's schedule was supposed to go a little like this:
office hours, class, gym, dinner with Duggs, icecream with Serg, studying for final.

Instead it went like this:
office hours, class, nap, dinner with Duggs, bottle of port with Duggs, Saved!, bottle of wine with Duggs, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Second bottle of wine with Duggs, drunk dialing at 3am on the way home, up at 7am for class and a quasi-important meeting.

Apparently Monika and I had similar nights.

I'd also like to mention that during the wine/movie process. Mo litterally poured herself in the door beligerant, sobbing, and melting her make-up off her face before passing out with a trashbag to throw up in. Makes me feel like less of an alcoholic myself...And that it was pretty funny.

I am no longer allowed to hang out with Corinne on weeknights - however, being that this is Friday - so, as we started grudgingly pushing buttons on the treadmill today and realized neither of us had any interest - it was ok that we decided to make other plans. We walked all the way down Columbus Ave, down around South Station, thru the North End, stopped and picked up so SUPER cheap produce!!! (seriously, plaintains and broccoli for $.25 each...strawberries for $1!!! I'm totally doing all my shopping there this summer). Then back home thru the Commons - stopping to get bread and cheese at Trader Joes. We're going to make a ghetto fabulous dinner. I'm patenting the recipe - you read it here first:

-Annie's macaroni and cheese ($1)
-Saute broccoli ($.25), sundried tomatoes ($1.35), and garlic (stolen from roommates) and added to the mac and cheese.
-Add some marinara sauce and throw some fresh mozzarella on top
-Bake for a bit

Then bread, a goat cheese brie, fresh strawberries and fried plantains for dessert. Perhaps a touch more port...or some imported French wine...I'm so hungry. (I"m also on duty...)

Tomorrow is the day I've been waiting for - SpringFest = GYM CLASS HEROES!!!!!!!!!!!!
(I <3 Travie so much..) and Lupe Fiasco I'm pretty excited to see as well. Plus the whole beer and bbq at Monika's. I'll leave you with a quote to sum up my expectations:

"The moral of the story: sometimes, when you're drunk, you can be an asshole. And you know what? Who gives a shit? Getting wasted is awesome. You just have to make sure that you have someone around who will NOT take pictures of you when you've passed out. And I'm not talking pictures of you with "poop" written on your forehead, but pictures that might wind up on any number of sites that you can't view at work. Meaning pornographic sites. Meaning pictures of you, lying on your couch, naked from the waist down, and me in the background, smoking a cigarette and giving a "thumbs up" with one hand, and with the other hand high-fiving a homeless guy."

Dad: you're probably not impressed with this post BUT both Britany and Corinne want to come home to shoot stuff. I told them you're the master teacher. I think that's going to be fun.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Awesome

My friend Nate has the consequences of a naked foot on his rss feed. yesssssssssssss!

Classy Broads

Julie introduced me to this just in time for me to not study at all for finals.

After having spent the last 3 days reading his 3 years of posts, I decided it's necessary to meet this man. To that end, moments ago I sent this email:

Dear Jason,
I've been newly introduced to your blog and have spent finals week using you to procrastinate. It appears you come to Boston on a somewhat frequent basis and the next time you are here, my friend Julie and I would like to get you drunk enough to wet your pants in public. So let us know when/where you're around next.

Love, Kate and Julie

I'll let you all know when I get a response.(PS does anyone want to pitch in on the vodka costs??)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Made my day


*sorry Tara, that picture is too funny...

TaraD102: i can totally see you surfing by the way
TaraD102: you look like a california person
TaraD102: if i were to stereotype
DancingGrapes: ha, my friend said i'm so uncoordinated that i'd hurt myself and others
TaraD102: yeah but you're all outdoor-sy and adventerous

********
Update:
DancingGrapes: tara looks like she's about to puke! that's why its funny
ilovetreeshalso: but his tongue
ilovetreeshalso: ew
ilovetreeshalso: no need
ilovetreeshalso: who is that guy
DancingGrapes: her boyfriend
ilovetreeshalso: THATS HER BOYFFRIEND!
ilovetreeshalso: NOW ITS FUNNY
DancingGrapes: I KNOW!
ilovetreeshalso: maybe you should say that
ilovetreeshalso: so ppl know


I hate you guys
you guys are assholes
especially kenny
i hate him the most

Rudy Beer


This is what happens when children are raised with my dad...
When Liz wants some time alone, boys night is drinking and wenching. My dad called me from the car last time they went - Rudy had fallen asleep in the car directly after leaving the house. Clearly my dad has not given up hope yet.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Wait...We're not talking about food???

Essence n beauty: he was an eating champ though
Essence n beauty: too bad...
dancinggrapes: i thought he took you to chilis
Essence n beauty: lol
Essence n beauty: umm at the cooch
Essence n beauty: lol
Essence n beauty: i love u
dancinggrapes: OH
dancinggrapes: sorry - i take food seriously
dancinggrapes: i hate chilis
Essence n beauty: me too
Essence n beauty: _____ and i are going out to eat soon
Essence n beauty: i wish i could marry him
dancinggrapes: this is the problem
dancinggrapes: you can't marry him cause you know he'd suck in bed...but then even if you slept with him and he rocked your socks off, it would be such a shock that it would be just as bad as him sucking like you expected
dancinggrapes: the thought of ____ being a sex star is so wrong you still couldn't marry him
Essence n beauty: lmao
Essence n beauty: i adore u
Essence n beauty: completely nonsensical

"but that's not a nice word..."

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Chris is drunk

"I can pinch with my feet"
"wow! you're like a scorpian!...I can't stand up!"

Paris in a day

My dad just called and asked if I wanted to leave for Paris in 2 hours - back Monday night.

I said no because I promised my mom that I'd have Easter dinner with her and she'd be SO angry.

I just said "no thanks, I'd rather not go to Paris for the day"

I don't even get it.

to the Max!

Friday, April 6, 2007

Looking for willing couches

I was NOT hired for summer RA - which makes me homeless. If you'd like to donate your couch to my cause please comment with your name, address, and the dates available for crashing.

Your generosity will not go unrewarded.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Jack Bauer sex

So, Julie likes 24.

dancinggrapes: then i have to get my summer RA letter cause i'm so antzy - and i need to tell you if i'm moving in with you and tim for the summer
ilovetreeshalso: lol
ilovetreeshalso: youre more than welcome to stay some of the time with us but not the whole damn summer
ilovetreeshalso: i mean my sex life is non existant as it is jk
ilovetreeshalso: but not really
dancinggrapes: o come on! it'd be so fun...roomie!
ilovetreeshalso: i think tim would kill us
dancinggrapes: haha
dancinggrapes: i could give you nights off
dancinggrapes: plus it'd be fun
dancinggrapes: you'd have to be secretive and jack bauer like
dancinggrapes: you could have jack bauer secret sex
ilovetreeshalso: LOL
ilovetreeshalso: LOL
ilovetreeshalso: ure too funny
dancinggrapes: i know my audience
ilovetreeshalso: i hope you get a position though

dancinggrapes: omg i'm getting email scolded for not logging into this rso website
ilovetreeshalso: uh oh
dancinggrapes: but i can't do it! it keeps asking me for info that i don't have!
ilovetreeshalso: now youre not getting hired
dancinggrapes: i know you're teasing but wait until i start bangin on the wall between my room and yours
ilovetreeshalso: ill kill u

Update:
ilovetreeshalso: lol check out my blog
dancinggrapes: ditto
ilovetreeshalso: aw man
ilovetreeshalso: nothing is sacred
dancinggrapes: haha
dancinggrapes: whatever, you put up a trucker hat!
ilovetreeshalso: lol
dancinggrapes: i didn't put up a picture of sex!
ilovetreeshalso: eww
ilovetreeshalso: thank GOD

3 months -1 day

til Monika's b-day. biggest cook out ever...

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Commitment-phobia

The professor I chose to facilitate my independant research this semester I met while taking his course on Communication and the Quality of Life. He used to be the director of the Spiritual Life Office.

Today during a meeting he tells me that I need to commit to one topic in the paper - I must choose a narrow focus considering the time restraints and let the rest go. He says I seem to have committment issues manifesting in my project research which he thinks are a metaphor for my life and relationships.

Commitment-phobic??? Me???

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Update:

Upon hearing the news of my post below my mom said "you know its April Fools day right?" and my dad said "are you sure there's not another Kit Rohdenburg or something on campus?"

Its amazing I turned out so well adjusted.

Northeastern top 100 most influential Seniors

Good afternoon,

I am writing to inform you that you have been selected one of Northeastern University's '100 MOST INFLUENTIAL SENIORS' for the 2006-2007 academic year. This marks the first time that Student Affairs has assembled an esteemed list of the top seniors, and I would like to congratulate you on this honor. I am personally proud of each of you and am thankful that I
have had the opportunity to work with you on various projects and initiatives over the past five years. It was difficult to narrow our lengthy list down to 100, as we received a large number of nominations from your professors, peers, coaches, advisors and colleagues.

You have been selected to this esteemed list exhibit the following qualities:

1. Personal Commitment to enhancing student life

2. Self-Motivation to make the Northeastern experience the best it can be

3. Ability to influence peers and campus as a whole in a positive manner

4. Overall academic success

5. Effective time-management skills that allow the student to balance academics with extracurricular involvement

6. Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to collaborate with fellow students, faculty, and/or administrators on issues of interest

We are proud to present 2007’s 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL SENIORS:

Ashley Adams
Smith Anderson
Jason Ansel
Steve Babcock
Jody Burrows
Michael Benson
Amanda Bergin
Kristen Blair
Nicole Bottino
Christopher Burns
Stacie Burroughs
Tracey Callahan
Shawna Calhoun
Adriana Campos
Tara-Anne Canada
Alvin Carter
Marissa Collen
Sarah Connell
Brian Crowley
Alex Diaz
Jose De La Rosa
Matthew Dickman
Jen Dowd
Bill Durkin
Suzan El-Rayess
Nathan Faber
John Faltus
Christine Faucher
Brett Figliozzi
Tracy Fitzmartin
Ashly Flint
Anna Gartsman
Leah Giambaressi
Jessie Goldbas
John Guilfoil
Brian Guthrie
Michael Hall
Jessica Hamilton
Hassan Harris
Chris Hayes
Jocelyn Hoffman
Zeu Hong Tzeng
Alexandra Hajduk
Margaret Horton
Mariko Howe
Emory Howell
Caitlin Howieson
Jessica Juarez
Amir Kahrim
Matthew Kowalski
Chris Lambert
Ellen Lassiter
Benjamin Liu
Cory Lloyd
Caitlin Lowell
Diane Lusas
Chris Lynch
Mary Jane Mattern
Maureen McManus
Sergio Marrero
Heather Milton
Christina Mulka
Andrea Mutz-Mercier
Matt Newton
Danny Ng
Da Thao Nguyen
Quang X. Nguyen
Zara Northover
Rogan O’Handley
Chidinma “Chi Chi” Okebalama
Christina Passalaqua
Will Reese
Luisa Pena
Devin Phillip
April Pierce
Caroline Portalupi
Alyson Pospisil
Kim Rapp
Daniel Rippey
Nelsey Robles
Emily Rodriguez
Jen Roffi
*Kate Rohdenburg***
Sarah Sargent
Allyson Savin
Jared Schwartzer
Rebekah Sherman
Eddie Siclari
Marilyn Sitorus
Andrew Sward
Sharon Sweeney
Caroline Tejeda
Lindsay Tessier
Rachel Truman
Kevin Vardi
Kevin Weigand
Jimmy Weng
Jared White
Afton Yurkon
Amanda Zoglio

l look forward to seeing you at the brunch. Stop by to pick up your ticket on Monday!
Thanks and Congratulations again,
Ed

E. Edward Klotzbier, J.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Northeastern University
104 Ell Hall
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

***Bet you didn't realize you're in the presence of greatness...