Since my life is more than shoes...

I thought I'd share it with you

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Science Experiment

1. Buy a Snickers on Friday. Eat half.
2. Leave it in its wrapper (but open) on your desk until Tuesday.
3. Eat more.
4. Leave it on your desk again until Friday.
5. Eat the rest.

Is it stale?

Well, as of Tuesday, it was not. We'll see how it looks tomorrow.

Monday, August 28, 2006


Ok, so I'm a little late on the Pluto posting, but I have to put my 2 cents in. While it's great that the "planet" has received its proper classification, I want to complain that this will cause a lot of problems in libraries and schools around the world. I, for one, just bought a brand new set of planet books with some donated money for my collection at the library. I buy Dewey #'s 500-573, which means I buy science and math. Hence, planets. Do you know how much a set of planet books costs? A lot. And you can't just replace Pluto, because all of the other books mentions the "planet" and has a diagram of the "solar system." Plus all of the books about the solar system in general. So, James, in your rejoicing, if you'd like to donate a few hundred dollars to the library in celebration of the new dwarf planet, we'd definitely accept it :)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Some people should never sing

such as the construction workers in the building next door. I am trying to write a paper, and they are quite distracting. Maybe if they could actually carry a tune. At least the condo directly across from us looks like it is nearing completion.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Summer is over

Ok, I still have 6 days until school starts, but I can feel it looming over me. It doesn't help that my booklist for one class contains a 750+ page book and the other class has 15 books. Yes, that's right, 15 - one for each week of class. Does this mean we won't have to write papers? I doubt it. We'll probably read a book and write 3 papers. Let's just hope this professor still likes me and wants to give me As.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Sean McDonough

Despite what is looking like a very bad defeat of the Red Sox by the Yankees, I am enjoying watching the game. Why? Because hometown announcer Sean McDonough is announcing on ESPN! He's done it once or twice before, and it just feels like the old days on UPN38/WSBK. Hawk Harrelson will never make it to ESPN. Thanks for a great game, Sean!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Did someone finally complain?

About 3 weeks ago, the construction workers next door started arriving earlier and earlier until they often began before 6:45. They began by talking in very loud voices and banging a lot of things around. This was VERY annoying. So much so that I almost yelled out the window a few times that just because they have to get up early and go to work it doesn't mean that the rest of the world does - and I almost tried to find out whether or not the village has some sort of ordinance about not beginning work before a certain hour. It's the kind of place that would. Well, it seems that either they suddenly decided to be more considerate or someone else complained because this week nothing has started before 7 am, and nothing has been particularly noisy. While I appreciate that they need to talk to each other, I definitely appreciate the silence more. Especially since school is about to start and I've got another late night class. RRR

Friday, August 11, 2006

Oh yeah

Let me tell you about the GINORMOUS Sears that is on the edge of town... We went in there yesterday thanks to a gift card from my Aunt. I figured it would just be like the little Gap we have ... it's got most of the stuff, but if you're looking for quantity, you have to go to the mall. Not so with the Sears. First, I've never seen a Sears outside a mall in a long time. Second, they don't usually put really big stores by themselves like this one. Third, this is one of the biggest Sears I've ever seen. Period. (Ok, maybe it's an exaggeration, I really don't know.) Three floors, plus a litle wing, with all kinds of fun stuff. I got a purple shower curtain for only $5.99. We're talking quality, too. Anti-mildew, thick, with the metal grommits instead of just little holes punched in the plastic. We'll probably have this thing for 10 years. (Won't Andy be excited!) :)

Wrap this baby up

Going to a final wrap up meeting at FLW this morning, and then I'm officially finished with my internship. Ok, I'm supposed to be, but unfortunately one of the people I worked with had a family emergency, so I didn't get a chance to have a final meeting with her about the tour I researched. So while I'm technically done, at least in terms of LUC, I actually have a few things to wrap up after the wrap up. I just hope this family emergency turns out ok.

Oh and we finally got the emission test notice for the Saab. Here's hoping they actually did fix the muffler correctly and we pass with flying colors. Things are starting to fall off in the interior (trim, not actual functioning pieces), and I'm not sure how long Andy's going to be able to handle the fabric on the sunroof hanging down. I guess it is pretty annoying, but not enough for me to bother tucking it in :) On a related note, I just want to complain about Illinois emission testing. In NC, you just went to almost any old place for your inspection, which included emission testing. Here, they don't actually have regular inspection (some weird midwestern thing), just emissions testing. So, you have to drive to some random place 10 miles away to do your test. Why can't we just go to the Jiffy Lube down the street?!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Not much to say

just waiting to rewrite my paper... have about 5 pages of my 10 page internship paper and about 4 books on my "to read" list before school starts. like i said, not much to say, but i thought i'd say something...

Sunday, August 06, 2006

It's my birthday!

I'll give you a 24 hour grace period on all e-cards, and at least a week on presents. I'm sure you all meant to send a nice big present for the big 25th birthday. Ok, maybe not :)

Saturday, August 05, 2006


Wow, so it's Saturday, and I feel like it must be Sunday because I didn't have to work or write my paper today. Why? because as Andy noted in his blog, I submitted my monster first draft. Now I wait for comments from my advisor. He's on vacation for a few weeks, so it might take a while.

I'm not actually free, however, since I do still have a job, have to write a 10 page paper about my internship (technically it's "at least 10 pages," but even I'm not so much of an over achiever to do more), have to revise a paper I'd like to try to get published, tie up loose ends at the internship, and read a bunch of books for a class I got credit for at NCSU but have to read the LUC books for so that I can pass the final exam we have to take to get our degree. RRR

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

It's August 1

One day until our 3 year anniversary and 5 days until my 25th birthday. Panic has set in. Only 27 days until school starts. I must finish this paper. I think I'm nearing the end, but I thought that 3 weeks ago. How insane is it that I will be 25, by the way? A quarter century. Of course, my dad turned 50 this year. Wow. Half a century is way more than 25 :) (sorry dad!) EEEEEKKKKK!!! should be the title of this post.