Thursday, May 29, 2008
Also, I think someone just ruined the end of the Sex and the City movie for me on his blog. It's not like I was all about that movie or anything, but I wanted to know what happened, seeing as I've seen pretty much all of the show (although not in order) over the last however many years. And I didn't want to know what happened by having someone mention it on his blog. Hmph.
Speaking of ruining things, about the season finale of Lost...
I won't say much, just that I'm glad we finally know who was in the coffin! In that last scene I thought they were going to fade to black and I was going to kill someone. Glad it didn't come to that.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Since I'm telling you random stuff you don't care about, I'll also comment on the Classico-brand spaghetti sauce. I like it, I think it's got good flavors. But there is something about the way they seal the jars that makes them almost impossible to open! Every time I get it, I have to run it under water and bang on the top before I can twist it off, it's a huge pain. And last week the lid of the jar I had was on so tight, even after fighting with it for like ten minutes I still couldn't get it open! It was so frustrating. I finally got it by using one of those openers you use that pokes the two holes in the top of a can so you can pour whatever it is out (I have no idea what it's called) to bust a hole in the cap, breaking the seal and thus allowing me to open it. It was a trial, I tell you.
Also, I called the exercise certification people and it turns out that the big packet I got was indeed a "we got your money, now you're a member" thing, and not an indication that I actually passed the exam. I am going to be so pissed if I fail, you have no idea.
First we got some beach balls:
And then in the other tub we had somewhere between 200 and 230 water balloons (the package originally had 250 but there was some shoddy craftsmanship so a bunch broke). It's not filled, obviously, but that would have taken about 1000 water balloons and that was just not happening.
Then we went and filled his hall closet.
And we had some extra and went back to the laundry room and shoved some more in there!
II realize it's nowhere near as awesome as a jello wrestling pool, or as getting goats and leaving them in his apartment would be (that's a long-standing dream of ours, but the places where you can rent goats around here--and they do exist--only let you rent them for a month at a time, to eat grass and whatnot), but hey, it's hard to come up with ideas.
Monday, May 26, 2008
I got a big packet in the mail over the weekend from the company I did my aerobics certification exam with, and it has a letter and a membership card saying things like, welcome to AFAA, we're glad to have you as a member. And it's dated the day of/day after (I can't remember) of my exam. But it doesn't say anywhere that I actually passed the exam, so I don't know if membership means I did, or just that they got my paperwork! So I'm going to call them tomorrow and see what the deal is. I guess technically I wouldn't be certified anyway because I need to get my CPR certification renewed before it takes effect, but still, they should make these things a little clearer.
I had a dream last night that I was going to law school grad school. It was like three years of study of a particular field, and I was doing museum studies so I could do museum law afterward. And apparently at least one of the professors had magic powers (I think it was my contracts professor mixed with Dustin Hoffman from Rain Man (we were watching it last night)), and he was supposed to use his powers to "make us feel comfortable" at school. And it was sort of implied that this power might get passed down to me. Then we were standing around talking outside when a bride showed up because she was getting married right around there and she was trying to take photos with her bridesmaid, so we had to move into something that looked like a sauna (but wasn't on, so it was just like a wood building). And then we teleported or something all of a sudden into an elementary school classroom which had a tile wall, and the teacher had magical powers too and she was using the magic powers to rearrange the tiles to make it look totally different and I was like, no wonder her classroom always looks so cool!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
You can see how small it is, though...it barely covers my legs!
I think I'll do another little one, so I can practice more, but this time try quilting by hand and see how that goes.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Yikes, right? Seems scary to me. I have another box and a half filled with books like this, but those are just things I'm supposed to read, and practice exams. Oh joy. Of course it could be worse, some people actually started their classes today! Thank God ours starts next Tuesday. I am trying to live these days as if they're my last. Actually, today I decided to try to learn how to quilt. It's not going too badly so far (except for the part where I broke a needle on my sewing machine and couldn't figure out how to get the needle to not lean to the right...turns out I just had to adjust the stitch width), although I think I've done the "easy part" of the quilt I'm working on. It's pretty small, so I think I'll give it to Jamie when I'm done. He won't notice the uneven squares, either. Of if he does, he'll be polite enough not to mention them.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I get on the worst schedule when I have nothing to do. I always end up going to bed at 2 and getting up at 10, so I feel like I'm wasting the day, but I can't make myself get up earlier for no reason when I'll just be sleepy! It's a terrible cycle.
Also, it will NOT stop raining here! I cannot take it anymore. First winter would never end, and then it finally got warm, and now it's always raining. This place is a disaster.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
My laptop has been ridiculously noisy ever since Christmas, for some reason. The fan is so loud that in classes I get funny looks because it sounds like there's a lawnmower hidden somewhere in my computer. So now that classes and finals are over I'm finally sending it in to IBM to get fixed. If I tried to take the bar with my computer like this, I'd probably be lynched by the entire room. I have my old computer from undergrad, but I haven't used it in three years and I'm not sure how easy it's going to be. So you might have light posting again for the next few days, but fingers crossed I'll get my computer back in a couple of days (a computer which is quiet!). Anyway, fair warning of few posts plus intermittent email access.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Here are a couple of random photos from last night (and anyone who is in one of these or any other photo from last night, I'm happy to email you copies).
Friday, May 09, 2008
I could have posted this a while ago, but Cinco de Mayo was on Monday, of course, and we did do some mad celebrating, Durham-style. Which means we used a pinata that my friend Cat was given four years ago and hung it from the balcony in my friends' apartment complex, and went to town on it. We have to make our own fun here.
Also, we had our "Graduation Gala" on Wednesday, which included a slide show, and I'm proud to say that this is one of the photos that was featured.
Yes, we have so many good times. You can tell.
Monday, May 05, 2008
Also, we went to the movies a couple of nights ago and Chris had the following conversation with a really abrasive ticket seller (paraphrased since I don't remember it verbatim):
Chris: Three tickets for Sarah Marshall.
Seller: Ok, would you like to donate a dollar?
Chris: No thanks.
Seller: But I didn't even tell you what it's for. It's for the children (points to a Children's Miracle Network sign)
Chris: No thanks, still not interested.
Seller: But it's for the children!
Chris: Yeah, I know.
Seller: Fine, it's on your head.
It was so rude and aggressive, I was really surprised. Also I was glad that I had Chris buying my ticket so I wouldn't have to tell the mean lady no myself!
Sunday, May 04, 2008
And since I have a camera again, I get to post pictures! Here are some of the fun times we've been having since Thursday afternoon, when I officially became Done with Law School.
I know, we sure know how to have fun here. Bunny ears?? A monkey cup full of beer?? Madness!