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Hey everyone, I am Cathryn. I am going into my 5th year of pharmacy at Butler University. I am also working toward a minor in Science, Technology & Society! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and writing. I've been working on NaNoWriMo and am hoping to be published at some point in the near future as well. Most of the time you can catch me studying in the library or browsing the Internet. Oh, and did I mention that I got married last summer?

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Posts Tagged “holiday”

Roll out the holly!

That song is annoying BUT SO CATCHY.

I’m quite in awe that Christmas has come and gone. It didn’t feel like Christmas, especially with our first snow coming so close to the day (and after, really).

At least we put up lights.

And good spirits.

All of our family is back in Cincinnati so we went to see them, if only for a day and a half since Curtis had to work back here. But it was so good to see all of our extended families that we never get to see! I would say our Christmas went without a hitch were it not for exploding tires, but, what can you do? ;)

There’s not much to say for what we got. Really it was time with our families, things for the apartment, clothes–oh, and Forza 4.

If you’ve never watched Top Gear, that would be Jeremy Clarkson narrating. Also the game and Top Gear have a lot more racing cars and, well, shouting.

Givin’ Thaaanks

…and taking names.

Sorry it’s been Radio Silence on the Cathryn Channel. I wish I could say I was doing terribly interesting things. Well, hold on. It’s the Internet and none of you can find me.

So I’ve spent the past two weeks on a soul journey, riding a Harley across the colorful American landscape of broken dreams and I met an ex-con named Spike in Tuscan who hand knits baby afghans.

Just kidding, I’ve been making medchem flashcard sets and drinking coffee. And hosting Thanksgiving!

Christmas lights/kitchen lights do not make good photograph lights. :P

My novel has come to a grinding halt, although I’ve got a good direction for finishing it and I’m hoping to get it done by the end of the year! Although I just did the calculations, and instead of the NaNoWriMo 1,667 words/day, I still need to write 1,100 words/day to get it done by the end of the year. …. Dang it. Well, I’ll figure something out.

Too Cool for NYE

Some of you may have gone to a kickin’ party downtown or in B-Rip. You may have worn an entirely sequened dress and threw a fabulous cocktail party for pseudo celebrities. What did I do? Well, we had a murder mystery party.

We didn’t have enough people so some people had to play two parts, designated by hats.

Note: Curtis did not wear that hat to play the groundskeeper. We were still figuring it out at that point.

The game made us play charades. Please note the 2 nametags Ashley is wearing because she had 2 characters. Also we’re all terrible at charades.

We were so enthralled with the mystery of who killed Dave Digger that we almost missed watching the ball drop! But we didn’t. No worries.

Happy New Year!

Side note, sorry for the wonky colors in all the pictures. We have weird lighting in the living room. :P

The longest week ever

The week before Thanksgiving break is the longest week ever. You might think finals week is the longest week ever, and that’s fine, but I contend that it is this one. Thanksgiving break is the harbinger of the end of the semester–everything’s downhill once you get back.

It’s the getting to break that’s hard. I, for one, had a presentation last week, another presentation this week, a test, and also a quiz on Friday. Not to mention a 2-hour PDA lecture on Friday starting at 8AM. Oh, cruel world!

Luckily, the presentation went well! At least that’s over. And it’s Thursday, which means in a little over 24 hours, it will not only be the weekend–but also Thanksgiving break!

I’m realizing now that we’re well-past the halfway point of November. I don’t think I can handle it being December yet. I’m not even halfway done with my NaNoWriMo. I’m in biiig trouble!

Shssh. I’m just going to listen to Christmas music. It’ll be okay.

I own this album and, yes, it’s amazing.

10 Reasons I’m not doing Black Friday

First of all, it’s my brother’s birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JONATHAN!

Second of all, I just realized when I do these blitzkrieg posts, I utterly SPAM the gobutleru Twitter with my drivel. I’m oddly proud.

Right, top 10 why I’m not doing Black Friday.

10. I need my sleep.

9. I have no money.

8. It’s snowing, I think. And if it’s snowing, that means the 3 inches of rain we just got are making the roads ice-skating rinks.

7. Wal-Mart had a Ronco knife set on sale, online only, from 5am to 11am this morning. It was $20. That beats getting in my car and fighting people to get a knife set, which I guess would actually be pretty cool. So that was my Black Friday purchase this morning… on Thanksgiving.

6. Tryptophan. I am not wrestling a soccer mom for BOGO juniors sweaters at Macy’s after a 1,000 calorie meal. Not enough coffee in the world could motivate me for sweaters at 4 AM.

5. Getting trampled. I don’t want to get trampled.

4. Clusters are next week and I can’t sustain a head injury.

3. I haven’t put together my Christmas gift list for people. No point in buying things if I don’t know what I’m buying.

2. I can’t be bothered getting dressed and going out in–oh–an hour and a half from now.

1. Mom and I are going to work out at the rec center tomorrow. I’m going to run so far and so fast that I’ll get immediately (and illegally) drafted into the Bengals. Because they play like girls. EYOH!!

I love you, crazy Target lady!

Sooo yeah. Not doing Black Friday. Never have done it, and I’m not starting this year. I just heard a car going up the street and I bet they’re going to Target.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know, I’m way too late for this post. It’s already Friday. BLACK Friday. But Happy Thanksgiving anyway!! I hope you all had a wonderful time!

We had a normal menu this year, although I convinced my mom to increase the sweet potato casserole by 50%. I must say that I hate the term “casserole” because it sounds like something nasty. These sweet potatoes are DELICIOUS. You all have probably had something similar–it’s sweet potato goop topped with brown sugar and pecans. Some varieties include marshmallows. It’s almost too sinfully dessert-like to include on a dinner plate.

This year, I piled my first plate with so much food that I couldn’t fit corn or cranberry sauce (we use the gelatin kind because it is delicious). It was tragic.

I also jumped on board making a second dessert because mom’s pumpkin cheesecake pie turned out dodgy. I wanted to do another pumpkin thing because we had extra pumpkin anyway, and I actually had an intense pumpkin bar recipe from Ashley that got mysteriously left on the desk in my Indianapolis apartment. Drat. Some Internet searching discovered several recipes that reported a cake-like result. I finally settled on Paula Deen’s pumpkin bar recipe.

I kid you not, there is NO BUTTER IN IT. Well, there is some in the icing mix, but I didn’t make the icing. Why make icing when it’s on sale for $1.49 at Kroger? Yeah, right.

They turned out exactly like in the picture, and they tasted great! They were still very cake-like, though a little more dense, and perhaps manageable to eat with your hands. But forks are much more clean.

Breakfast tomorrow? Probably.

(That’s the picture from the Food Network site, by the way. I don’t want to have another storm confusion moment.)

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with friends and family! :)