Showing posts from September, 2006


So the other day was my birthday. I'm now officially a quarter of a century old.

For the most part my day was a typical Thursday. I cleaned all morning, taught in the afternoon, then had rehearsal in the evening. My mom had a dinner for me on Sunday (since she knew I'd be busy), so we pretty much celebrated my birthday then. My parents got me a crock pot, which is something I've wanted so that Matt and I can actually have real dinners again. This way I can just throw a bunch of ingredients together in the morning and by evening we'll have something to eat. Which is good for us since I am either working or at school nearly every night of the week (it makes for a lot of "cereal" dinners). I havent used the crock pot yet, but I think I might test it out tomorrow. Hopefully it's as easy to use as everyone's been telling me.
Since most of the festivities occured Sunday, my actual birthday was pretty low key. Matt and I went to Macaroni Grill for din…

School update

Yeah, this is probably going to be at the front of my mind and topics of my blog for a long time. So far, it has been a LOT of work, and it's only gonna get worse from here. In fact once October gets here, I probably wont have any life outside of homework and work, so don't expect to see me blogging much at that point. Or maybe i'll be blogging a lot because i'll be on my computer nonstop.

For the most part my fall classes are far better than my summer classes. But also TONS more work. In comparison, it hardly seems like I was in school at all this summer. I read non stop now. Which is something I've said that I wanted to get back into, but if I have to read nonstop, I really wish the content could be slightly more interesting (I'm sorry, but "The History of Documented Information Management in Western Civilization" will put me to sleep, there's just no way around that). But i do find the subject itself fairly interesting, if for no other r…

3 things

This is kind of a spin off from my last entry.

There are three things that affect my decision when it comes to what music I'm going to listen to. Those things are: 1- mood, 2- activity, and 3- weather. For some reason weather has a bigger impact on my decision than I would have expected. For instance, I have winter and summer music. Winter tends to be more mellow, laid back, while summer music tends to be more upbeat, poppy, and singable. I also have rainy day, sunny day, and snow music.

Rainy Day

Good rainy day music:
Beth Orton
A Life Less Ordinary soundtrack
Tori Amos
Fiona Apple

Good rainy day food:
Grilled Cheese Sandwhiches

Good rainy day activities:
Organize photos
Watch favorite movie

Bad rainy day activity:
Yesterday Matt and I finished painting the garage floor. So we left all our stuff that's usually in the garage in the driveway. I checked the weather report like 4 times and it didnt say anything about rain, so I figured the stuff would be fine. Then this morning I wake up to the sound of static... oh wait, that's not static... it's rain! So we both quickly run downstairs and start moving stuff into the now perfectly clean and painted garage.

This is what one of my professors would describe as "what happens when recall is not 100%" (which is actually what one of my homework assignments I just finished was all about). Thanks weather.


It's lines like this that make me love watching General Hospital.

"I heard you were facing lions baby, I thought you could use a whip and a chair." --Luke Spencer on returning to find out that his daughter is pregnant with his step-son's baby and being bullied into giving up custody to the crazy and overly wealthy Quartermane family.

You just dont get drama like that on normal TV shows. haha

Labor Day Weekend

Ahh the holiday weekend... where did you go?
Here's a quick recap of what I've been up to:

Friday I had lunch with an old friend of mine. A girl I was good friends with in 8th grade when I lived over in Germany. We've managed to stay semi-connected over the years through occasional IMs, and Christmas cards from our parents (her father and my father worked together). Another form of connection came from my aunt... she was my friend's chemistry teacher in high school at one point (they both lived in Belgium at the time). That was a great lunch. Then I got home and found out that my professors (classes start tomorrow) had finally posted their syllabi (i hate that word, syllabus is okay though) and I had a ton of reading to get through by Tuesday. Yay for WebCT.

Saturday started out by heading up to UMD to buy the books I needed to read. Of course even though I reserved the books ahead of time, the main book I needed was no longer there. Hopefully I'm not the only…