Monday, December 24, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Nothing kills the Christmas spirit faster than Christmas shopping! For the first time, I did a majority of my shopping online this year. It's fun. It's easy. And, your purchases are delivered right to your door. It was working. Then today I decided that I needed to go out to the stores. Boy, was that a mistake. First, most people can't drive. I know that I'm pretty much a maniac on the roads, but I try to be respectful and reasonably cautious (I've slowed down considerably since being hit with a $140 ticket outside Cleveland). Second, people are everywhere! You can't find a parking place. You can't get around the stores. You stand in line forever to pay. You get so frustrated that you forget this is supposed to be a joyful time of year. I'm either going to start doing the good Jewish thing and reject Christmas, or I'm going to start celebrating the holiday in February.

Before the torture of shopping, I was tortured by unfriendly medical workers. The phlebotomist was particularly unhelpful, as the giant bruise on my arm can attest. She took 6 vials of blood and didn't even offer me orange juice when she was done! :) My reward for the experience was a trip to Cheesecake Factory (a farewell, if you will) and a walk around the upscale mall.

I must now go nurse my arm, as the bruise is starting to hurt.

Monday, December 10, 2007

200th post

Not that I'm going to say anything more interesting than I had planned, but I thought I'd point out that this is indeed the 200th post. Amazing, isn't it?

I'm done for the semester. I took my final tonite. I learned all kinds of fun things about the geology of the US and the national parks. I'll get to drive my family crazy the next time we visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Oh! And I can tell you the names of all the rock sequences in the Grand Canyon starting with the Vishnu schist and ending with Kaibab limestone. Next semester the torture will be astronomy.

Now that I have a few weeks off from school (and in a week and a half I'll get 10 days off of work, too!), I'll have to figure out what to do with myself. I have about 5 books waiting on me to read, so I have a pretty good idea where to start. The 2 I'm most looking forward to are The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie (which has been taunting me for months and now demands to be read) and The Eyre Affair (the first book of the Tuesday Next novels) by Jasper Fford. That should take care of the rest of this week. Anyone have any suggestions for the rest of break?

Thursday, December 06, 2007

blogging for the sake of blogging

Let's see, I could talk politics and comment on how the House of Representatives finally did something right. Or I could express my love for my electric teapot. I love it almost as much as I love my ipod, and that's alot! Or I could complain about all the crap I have sitting in my spare bedroom making it nearly impossible to get the room clean for the maintenance man to change the battery in the smoke detector. Or I could rejoice in the fact that I live in an apartment where the maintenance man changes the batteries in the smoke detectors. Or I can just say I'm not in the mood to talk about anything and call it a night.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

End of semester apathy has set in. I'll deal with whatever grade I get, 'cause I'm done!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Maybe getting cable wasn't such a good idea...

Sunday, December 02, 2007

I baked challah and made truffles instead of cleaning and doing homework. My week is shot before it's even begun.