Archive for November, 2009

You better watch out…
November 30, 2009

Have you seen this Macy’s commercial? I love it.

As I experienced over the summer, the simple magic of childhood has worn off and I have been forced to come to terms with the realities of everyday life. This commercial reminds me of the magic of Christmas and what I used to feel as a kid, like when I tried to set up our video camera in our Christmas tree to catch Santa on tape. Whoever this Virginia is, she got me thinking, so I looked up the voice over and discovered this letter from the 8-year-old in 1897. Read it–hopefully it will restore your belief in Santa Claus as it did mine.


I love you more than songs can say
November 29, 2009

My top 5 favorite things about Ohio University’s 6 week winter break:

1. I can drink milk without fear of it being expired.

2. Driving around in Doris, the Taurus. There is nothing quite like driving around the Greater Cleveland area with the music blasting. It is one of the few things I miss about high school.

3. Using our fireplace. Unlike the one in my bedroom at school, the fireplace at home is functional. 

4. Falling asleep on the couch while watching Friends. The lack of television in our room at school prevents this.

5. Having my full-sized bed all to myself. 

For those of you who have yet to endure through finals, good luck! And don’t worry, I will make up all of the lounging around time you’re skipping while you hit the books.

There’s no place like home for the holidays.
November 25, 2009

I’m home!

Last night I went over to Kowalski’s since Michelle just got home. We did the usual: sat in the basement, watched a movie (Space Jam!) and had sundaes (Magic Shell!). Michelle’s youngest sister, Colleen, shared this little gem with me. Warning: it’s catchy. Thanks, JoBros. 

Dear Joe Jonas,

I love your hipster glasses and your curly hair. Want to go out? 

Love, Hannah

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
November 21, 2009

I know it seems a little early for Christmas cheer, but I’m in Cleveland and WDOK is already playing holiday music, so whatever. 

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs. I heard Straight No Chaser‘s “12 Days” last year on the radio and have been a fan ever since. My sister even got me their Christmas CD for my birthday! So, enjoy their a cappella medley. “Africa” is my favorite part. 

If you don’t care about Twilight, just stop reading now.
November 20, 2009

I know I had a final at 10 this morning, and I know a more responsible student may have studied all week and then hit the sack early last night, but I am not that student. Personally, I feel a bit more dedication to midnight premiers than I do to Bios 103 (Never again! Hurrah!) At any rate, Alisa, Sarah Conrad and I went and saw New Moon at midnight last night. 

Oh. My. Word.

Our theater was something akin to Kate’s over at, and I would be lying if I said that I did not contribute to the squeals that filled our theater. Most of the shrieking was due to one magnificent sight: Taylor Lautner.

Now, I have been a fervent Team Edward supporter since the first time I read the books, but I will admit that I have been swaying towards Team Jacob of late. The more I read New Moon and Eclipse, specifically, the more I begin to dislike Edward. He is kind of creepy. And while I appreciate and am in awe of his and Bella’s passionate (and fictional, I know) relationship, I have become increasingly freaked out by their dependence on one another.

But Jacob, well he is just a fun little pup. Taylor does an awesome job in this movie of being the anti-Edward; he is light, funny, sincere, and far less melancholy. And then, of course, there are the new abs, which were enough to get me to cross the dividing lines and officially join Team Jacob. My only gripe? Taylor is only 17. Also known as jail bait to a 20 year old (yikes) like myself. But hey, as Jacob Black says, “Age ain’t nothing but a number, babe.”


Just because I have switched over to the werewolves does not mean that I am leaving Rob Pattinson behind, however. His new movie looks pretty good, and let me tell you, he is some kind of fine in the trailer. (Yeah, I just said that. What now?)

Here you go. Try not to drool on your keyboard. 

November 18, 2009

It’s still finals week in Athens, but am I studying? No, of course not. I find I do my best work under pressure, so I won’t start studying until about 12 hours before my first exam.

What am I doing instead, you ask? Oh, not much, just listening to Alisa while she figures out how to get on MTV. This is what happens in Front Quad, bitches and hoes.

I’ll start studying after this post, I swear.
November 17, 2009

It’s my birthday! As promised, John Mayer’s new CD Battle Studies was released today and, thanks to Amazon, my copy arrived before I even woke up this morning. I have been listening to it on repeat since about 10:30 am. Wonderful! Most of the songs seem to be based on break-ups, and some, like “Perfectly Lonely” and “Friends, Lovers, or Nothing,” are far too relatable. I am still loving “Half of My Heart” but I wish there was a little more TSwift on it. At any rate, it’s the best birthday present a girl could ask for! Thanks, John Mayer!

Unfortunately it is also finals time here in Athens and my procrastination skills are being tested. Last night I watched the newest StarKid creation, Me and My Dick. It is really funny and shows off the brilliance of TeamStarKid quite well. If you can handle the concept that many of the people on stage are portraying genitalia, then you will love it, I’m sure. Oh, and Me and My Dick only increased my love for Joey Richter. 

So, I am officially not a teenager anymore. It has not quite hit me yet, but I am sure the fact that I am now in my twenties will get to me at some point. 

Nothing to do, nowhere to be

A simple little kind of free

Nothing to do, no one but me

And that’s all I need

I felt wild in my skin.
November 11, 2009

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Ohio University kindly cancelled classes today. In true OU fashion, this provided an excellent opportunity for students to get their “rage” on last night. All of that stellar partying, however, has led me to believe that today is Sunday. 

It just feels like Sunday, you know? Because the fun is over and homework is just looming over you, threatening to make you miserable. My little swiped me into the dining hall today, so my massive meal even felt like Sunday morning brunch where you recap the night before for those who cannot seem to remember. 

But the most shocking evidence that I was convinced today was Sunday? I forgot about Glee. I knowwwww. I love Glee. And it has not been on in two weeks, one would think I was counting down the hours until I could see Will Scheuster and Finn Hudson’s beautiful faces again. But no, here I am, stealthily avoiding preparing for my épreuve orale à demain (that’s “oral exam tomorrow” for those who ne parle pas francais) instead of watching those crazy kids at William Mckinley High perform some sweet mash-up. What has this world come to?

In other news, I’M GOING TO CHICAGO ON FRIDAY. Not excited at all. I cannot wait to see my family! 

Here is the poem I am reading/analyzing for my oral exam tomorrow, in case you were interested. I am reading/analyzing in French, but I will post it in English. 

Central Heating by Pierre Reverdy

A little light

Look a little light descends on your belly and

lights you up

-A woman stretches herself like a rocket-

Over there in the corner a shadow reads

Her bare feet are too pretty


Short circuit in the heart

Breakdown in the motor

What magnet holds me up

My eyes and love have lost their way


A nothing

A fire we keep lighting which keeps going out

I’ve had wind

I’ve had sky

At bottom everything we see is artificial

Even your mouth

Yet I get hot where your hand touches me

The door is open and I don’t go in

I see your face and I don’t believe it

You’re pale

One night we were sad and wept on our trunk

Men laughed down there

Children strolled around almost naked

The water was clear

Copper wire conducts the light

The sun and your heart are made of the same material

And that is the most sex I will be having tonight.

Obsessed, part two.
November 9, 2009

I really do not have anything to write about, because everything on my mind right now is just stressing me out and I am trying to get my mind off of these subjects, so I am not writing about them. I am forgetting about them for now. 

I got you something:

Thank you, Kelly, for bringing that song into my life.

Oh, and Darren Criss‘s (What the hell? I never know what to do with those apostrophes. Where is my Keys for Writers?) older brother is in the band Freelance Wales, and they have a song called “Hannah”! 

And I am in love with this:

That’s all. 

Except that I’m going to Chicago this weekend! Finally! I am so excited for Danny and Emily. Can’t wait to see the fam!

November 8, 2009

Love love love.