Becca Anderson blathers about...stuff. Or something.

Friday, April 29, 2005

Bits (+ Edit)

So! Long time, no blog. Some things:

1. The iced tea maker is awesome. I had some tea with my Apple Jacks this morning, and it was tasty, if an odd pairing.

2. It appears that the Kicktators aren't quite as sad as we used to be. We won our game last week (though lost again this week), and! My own personal skills have improved -- in the past two games, I have tagged out three runners and scored one run! And just think, it's only taken 5 seasons. Lovely.

3. It appears that I am staying in Chicago for at least the next five years. I have been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at IIT. Now I just have to figure out how to pay for it. Any rich benefactors out there? Hellooooo? Anyone? Don't be shy.

3a. In an effort to modify my budget for impending poverty, I have started eating the bulk of my meals at home, and doing my own laundry. As opposed to eating out/sending laundry out. Sadness, but that's the way it is. It's not you; it's me.

3b. In an effort to focus on school for my first year, I will be quitting my job. August 12 is my tentative last day. It's bittersweet, as I have a lot of friends here, and I will have been here for almost three years by then. Meh.

4. I am improvising up a storm lately. All I do on Saturdays is improvise; by the time Sunday rolls around, all I want to do is lie down.

4a. If you are in the Chicagoland area, you can see some of said improvisation starting May 6, 11 p.m., at the Cornservatory. 4210 N. Lincoln Avenue. It's Lick Your Wounds, a theater-therapy show involving some improv and sketch and songs (songs courtesy of my friend Chris Churchill). Come see it.

5. Lindsay and I are writing our show again. Baby steps, and we're just beginning discussions, but so far a) we agree on almost everything, b) we're really excited, and c) we don't hate each other yet! Good times.

6. New blog: McNulty is improv and funnyman extraordinaire, and an all-around nice guy. It's true. Fun times, that dude.

7. My college was rated #2 on a list of the top 10 most beautiful campuses! Awesome. I'm so proud of my little SMCM. Aw.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Life? Complete.

My stepmom grew up in Florida. Therefore, she is a sweet tea drinker. There is always sweet tea in her refrigerator. She uses the Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker to make it, and let me tell you: genius. Takes WAY less time than sun tea, and is tasty tasty.

Now. Chicago is not exactly what I'd call "the south." You can't get sweet tea in restaurants here (except Dixie Kitchen in Evanston), which saddens me. In order to satisfy my sweet tea cravings, I began looking for an Iced Tea Maker of my very own. For many, many moons I have looked. Wal-Mart? Nope. Target? Nope. ACE Hardware (they sell small electrics)? Nope. Amazon? Well, yes. But note that it costs nearly $40, so...nope. I don't need iced tea that badly.

At this point, my life is sad.

After work tonight I went to Target to get cat food and a couple other things. I was browsing the aisles, doing a good job of not buying things I don't need, when I happened upon. . .that's right, folks, the iced tea maker! And! It was only $20. AND! It comes with an extra pitcher! If I felt so inclined, I could have sweet tea and unsweetened tea in the fridge at the same time! I will not be so inclined, I'm sure.

So there you have it. My life is complete.

Monday, April 04, 2005


It is FINALLY starting to get nice and spring-y here. It's in the mid-60s today, and is supposed to be warmer tomorrow. I am actually considering wearing a skirt tomorrow. A skirt, people!

My mom just left this morning, after an action-packed, fun-filled visit. Thanks, mom. See you soon.

I would also like to take this opportunity to sing the praises of Treasure Island, the grocery store. Those of you in the Chicagoland area should definitely acquaint yourself with this (small) chain. It's the perfect mix of Trader Joe's/Whole Foods fancy stuff, and Jewel/Dominick's regular stuff. You can get fancy brie, cheez-its, and diet coke all in the same place! AND they have snack time pretty much every day, with samples of cheese, dips, artichoke hearts, etc. Go there now.