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What's going on with me

Things that have happened since my last post:

1- Celebrated my 2 year wedding anniversary. I can't believe it's been 2 years. Some days it seems like it's been so much longer, some days it seems like it was just yesterday. In any case, I look forward to many many more anniversaries.

2- Saw Collective Soul live at the Fairfax Fair. They are a good "have fun and feel good" kinda band. Their live show was pretty good. Though I was kinda bummed that they used pre-recorded tracks along with their live instruments. Boo to that. There was a woman next to matt and I who felt compelled to dance through the entire show. Only she didnt really dance dance. It was more like a work out dance. She would do these punching motions, and stretching motions, oh and I think she did the funky chicken in there somewhere too. I told matt that it looked like she owned "Sweatin to Collective Soul."

Also, I always feel better about myself when I go see a professional, s…

Sports Sunday

Matt and I are currently watching the Red Sox game. Ooh, they just showed that if you go online and sign up for Red Sox Nation, you can get an ID card to show that you are an official member. I wonder if that requires some kind of payment.

I dont mind watching baseball. It's one of the few sports I can really sit and watch (though I'm usually doing other things while it's on). I think it's mostly because it's one of the few sports I really understand in terms of rules, strategies, etc. But it is slow enough that I dont have to devote my full attention to it.

Basketball is tough to watch. My theory is that it's too easy to score. Seriously when people can score into the 100s, it kind of takes away from the suspense. If I do watch basketball, I'll usually only watch the last 3 or 4 minutes. If it's any kind of a good game, that's all you need to watch anyway.

Football is somewhere in the middle. I dont really understand all the rules and fouls…
I was just on hold with Smart Tag. Their hold music was skipping the entire time I was waiting. It was the most obnoxious thing ever.

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I've seen so many episodes of the show "Sell This House" that I feel like I personally know Tanya Memme.

It's Official

This morning I had to bring in my husband's car to get the AC fixed. It was leaking all over the back of the car (we had a nice puddle on the passenger side). Unfortunately we didnt realize how bad the problem was until I removed a bag containing ALL my church materials (planning papers, all the music for Youth Sunday, instruction manuals, song lists, sheet music, etc) and found that it was completely water logged and all the stuff in it was mushy and smelled awful (especially with all the heat we had last week.) So now that's all in the trash. Yay. Anyway, this morning I hopped on the toll road on my way to the dealer in Tysons (luckily it's covered under our warranty) and ended up being behind a van with a System of A Down bumper sticker as well as a sticker that said "this machine is powered by the infinite imporbability drive." Awesome. Just had to share that.

Yesterday I had my first graduate class. I got there early for two reasons: the most importa…

Blogger and Mac

okay so i've switched most of my computer stuff over to my laptop, which happens to be a mac. I wouldnt go as far as to say that Windows is evil. I just think that Windows is stupid. I love my Mac! Unfortunately, as I've just found out, Blogger doesn't have quite as many features for macs as they do for PCs. Hmm... perhaps I need to actually start using Firefox, maybe that will make a difference. Oh well.

Wine tasting

Well Matt and I didnt quite make it out to wine tasting today... too many other things to do. I did manage to drag him down to the Leesburg Vintner shop down the street though. We go there every once and a while to buy a random bottle of wine. Typically we pick wines based on bottle design (honestly I think matt is more into design than the taste) and then we ask the woman working there if she can recommend a bottle based on what tastes we like. Today it was "sweet white wine." We just got home and started drinking the wine, it's definitely a taste I'm sure matt likes. I think it's pretty good too. Definitely sweet, but not super sweet so it's easily drinkable. Personally I love really dry white wines. We also picked up an ice wine (again, very sweet) and a bottle from italy that says "castiglia di Jesi" which I decided translates into Castle of Jessica. How could I not get it? So there's our wine tasting.

If I could, I'd put a li…

More Weird Jessica Quirks

So while preparing the gourmet meal of bagels and cream cheese for dinner tonight, I realized another one of my weirdnesses. While making sandwhiches, I always have to put the bread back together so the sides match. This is one of those things I never realized I did until Matt made sandwhiches one day. We were both in the kitchen and I think he had just put the peanut butter and jelly on and was getting ready to put the two pieces back together. But he was going to put them together the wrong way. As soon as I realized this I screamed out "what are you doing, that's not how it goes" or something to that effect. And this was the moment I realized my weirdness. (or it could have been a moment later when i saw the puzzled look on matt's face) Bagels present a particular challenge in this since they are very round. It's hard to tell which way they go back together so that all the sides match up perfectly again. But I'll sit there and rotate the slice arou…

More Counting Down

I only have a little more than one day of freedom left. Then I enter the world of constant studying, paper writing, and long commutes. When I think about the big picture, I'm excited! Actually thinking about the first day of class... and I'm sooooo nervous. I've tried finding out some information ahead of time so I at least know what to expect, exactly how much work I'm going to be doing. Most teachers post their syllabus online or through webct or blackboard or something like that. I've searched all those things and come up with nothing, which I think is especially weird because the class is Information Technology... seems to me like the teacher isnt really utilizing it all that much. Not only that, but according to the bookstore, the teacher hasnt requested any books for the class. So I really have no idea what to expect. I hate feeling so unprepared.

So how am I spending my last few days of freedom?

Thursday I took my dog to the vet for a yearly check-up.…