Archive for October, 2006

Sitting at the desk

This is my LIVE BLOGGING from sitting at the hall desk during the Halloween Dance.

12:20AM – Miles left the dorm to get some shut-eye

12:23AM – Continue with Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode watching

12:28AM – Guy walked in dressed as a woman

12:38AM – Sara Madison and I thought alike…we have great minds

12:39AM – Weird loud noises coming from above, checked it out

12:43AM – No solution, Sara went to walk around upstairs and see what is up

12:47AM – Sara and I open up my janitor’s closet and a pipe is vibrating making loud noises. We decide it’s just a freak thing where 2 weeks after turning on, they clamor around.

1:02AM – Called security to come check it out. He said he just turned the broiler up. Then he laughed for a really long time…

1:12AM – Facebook stalked people we didn’t know

1:15AM – Honey Bee walked in the door

1:30AM – Played the Facebook Friend Game together

1:33AM – Ballerina walked in the door

1:38AM – Sara and I realized we’re both wearing “I heart NY” shirts

1:58AM – Security guy came in, he joked with us, we ignored him

2:00AM – Five minutes until making the rounds

2:01AM – Watched girl kiss boyfriend…ew

2:04AM – Computer off, parting ways

Old School Survey

OK, I already know how lame this is and how crazy old these surveys are. But I was sent one from an old friend recently and so I decided to do it and post it on here.

1. NAME: Holli Joi Gregg

2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Umm, not named after anyone, but I think they liked “Joi” and knew of it because of someone they knew. But I wasn’t named after her.

3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? Umm, not long ago. But I am a crier. That’s what I do best.

4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Sometimes, but I often change it.

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Turkey

6. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Nope.

7. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Possibly.

8. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? You’re reading it.

9. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? No….*eye roll*

10. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes, unless they were stolen.

11. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Probably not. ….back problems.

13. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Very rarely.

14 . DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? willed

15. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Chocolate!!!

16. SHOE SIZE? 7

17. RED OR PINK? pink!

18. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? appearance

19. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? camp friends

20. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? no

21. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES YOU ARE WEARING? blue jeans and white socks

22. WHAT IS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? pancake

23. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? “Who’s Line is it Anyway” on tv

24. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? white, because it could only be used on special paper…paper that isn’t white

25. FAVORITE SMELL? Miles’s cologne, “Jake” from Hollister

26. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED WITH ON THE PHONE? Miles

27. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE YOU MEET? their attitude

28. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? we used to be friends and haven’t caught up in about three years so it was a pleasant surprise…the answer is “no” ;)

29. FAVORITE DRINK? milk/chocolate milk

30. FAVORITE SPORT? to play-softball or volleyball, to watch-football

32. EYE COLOR? I say green, Miles says blue

33. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? only when the things i’ll be doing would be annoying if i were wearing glasses

34. FAVORITE FOOD? italian, but not real italian. american italian.

35. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDING? Happy endings all the way. for more information, see this post

36. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? The Prestige (very good, by the way)

37. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? grey, and also a blue sweatshirt

38. SUMMER OR WINTER? spring

40. FAVORITE DESSERT? anything chocolate

41 WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND THE QUICKEST? Miles will probably comment first

42. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? my sister

43. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? i don’t read if i can help it

44. WHAT’S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? no mousepad, touchpad

45. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SOUND? Pachelbel’s Canon in D (sung)

46.WHO IS YOUR BEST FRIEND? Miles

47.ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles!!!

48.Are you a Christian? Yes (and yes, even though I’m not Catholic, I can still be Christian…!)

49. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? i’d like to think that i have a special talent in designing

50. WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU BORN? sometime around 4:30pm April 15, 1986, Hawarden, IA

Nightmare on 2nd Floor Emry

Goofies A beautiful girl wakes up, and goes to take a shower. She returns to her room and whiffs an awful, horrible smell. Soon, she realizes this…smell…is coming from her Halloween pumpkin. The pumpkin she magnificently carved less than 48 hours earlier. She picks it up, and its rotten orange skin melts in her hands. Not because it’s in love with her, but because it is seeping pumpkin juice through the skin. It….is DEAD!

She searches her room for a bag to put it in, and settles on a sturdy paper bag with handles. She lets it sit in its doomed coffin while she finishes getting ready for class. As she leaves, she carries the bag down the hall. Suddenly, the bag becomes weightless. She looks at her feet in horror.

Pumpkin insides are everywhere. Rotten, gooey, dirty, orange mush on the floor. The paper bag is soaked through with the pumpkin’s juice. She picked up every piece of nastiness, carried it to the dumpster, washed her hands and went on with her day. And then she died.

Most of the above story is true, and happened to one Holli Gregg.

I Work for NASA

Mike Fossum and I Well, some of you may remember my previous post about working for the SD Space Grant Consortium and creating their logo and my involvement in the design of the website. Because of my involvement in that project, DSU sent me and friend Gil Blanchette to Space Days in Pierre; I took lots of pictures for you all.

I met “Astronaut”. He was born in South Dakota and was a part of the space trip to repair the Space Station in July. His real name is Mike Fossum. Except for the presentations he’s been making in the state recently, he technically hasn’t been back to South Dakota since he was like four. But I bet he saw it from OUTER SPACE!

We listened to his presentation, which was very interesting. There was a shot of him at 0 gravity, going down a ladder upside down. He then commented, “And I went down the ladder upside down. BECAUSE I CAN!” And that made me think of Miles…because he would do that for the same reason. He told Gil and I that if the picture he autographed is in the picture with us, then it’s worth more to sell on eBay. I don’t think I’d get squat for this picture, but I don’t care. The first night was still cool.

Gil and I set up a booth, like many other people. However, our booth’s goal was to recruit HS students for DSU. Unfortunately, most of the students there were K-8…very few HS students at all. Most of the time was spent having grade school kids standing at our booth asking, “What do we do here?” or “Can I keep this?”. At one point, I felt so bad that we weren’t prepared for them that I pulled out a deck of cards and performed a really lame magic trick for a class that kept staring at us. They thought it was cool, were satisfied that there was something there for them, and they moved along to the next booth. So the 2nd day was pretty disappointing.

Logo SightingHowever, the logo I created for the Consortium…it was everywhere. Schedules, information sheets, and shirts. There were about 50 volunteers and they all were wearing blue shirts with MY LOGO on them! What a proud moment for me. I had a couple people come up to me and ask, “Is it true that you’re the gal who made this logo?” I’d say yup and they’d tell me how nice it looked. Aside from tshirt designs I’ve made, this is technically the first major project I’ve completed and seen in action. (This includes my work with Daktronics.) It was very rewarding. (More logo sightings can be found here.) And all…because of DSU.

Dakota State is #1.

My Dorm Room, part deux

Most of you have seen the first version of my dorm tour. This is pretty much the same thing, except I cleaned up the room a little better and it’s decorated a little differently.

I’m blogging for DSU now. Basically it’s so that prospective students can read about what it’s like to be a student here, and it’ll be from a real student. Other colleges are doing this sort of thing. Kind of corny, and a little unorganized on DSU’s part, but that’s the way it goes. I should be getting paid to blog. Anyway, I’m putting this video tour up on that site, because I figured it would be beneficial to a student looking to come here. Enjoy, I guess.