Thursday, January 30, 2003

Wooty Woot Woot.

Anandia has me linked from her blog! I feel special ; )
Ups & Downs.

Ok... I have to do it, sorry but here comes a post about Angel...

My roomy and I watched it last night and HOLY COW!
See my roomy has this mildly annoying habbit of always guessing what's going to happen next and/or how the show/movie will end. Luckily I seem to have broken her of sharing her thoughts while we're watching ;)
Last night we were busy so we recorded Angel. When we got done at 9:00pm and sat down to watch Angel we were just going through the show... la ti da... then BAM! What a surprise. If you saw it you know what I'm talking about. I have to give major props to the writer(s) for that episode because neither one of us saw it coming. Good job *pats writers on the back* That was one of, if not the best episode yet.

Real Life Rears It's Ugly Face:

All of my grandparents are gently sliding down that great big hill, towards the bottom. My mom's father was going in Wednesday for a "routine procedure" when his blood pressure which is normally too high dropped drastically. They stopped what the were doing and put him in ICU where he stayed the night. It's times like these when I really wish I were back home. It's hard enough being away from all of my family, but when something like this happens it makes it even worse. I called this morning to see how he is doing and my mom was still at the hospital and my dad was working so I couldn't ask him. So I sit here, 2000 miles away, waiting...

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

I watched Monty Python - Quest for the Holly Grail all the way through today. I remember trying to watch it back in 9th grade with a friend who loved it and I was in complete misery. My roomy loves it and owns the DVD. She'd watched it twice this week already and I got a wild hair to try and watch it again. I figured if nothing else I'd know what she was talking about when she made references to it. I did chuckle quite a few times. The funniest part to me was perhaps very unintentional: when the monks are whacking themselves upside the head there is one who stumbles after hitting himself. THAT was pretty humorous. Contrary to what I remembered it didn't suck. It's not on my list of top movies, but I was pleasantly surprised. Just goes to show you how much a person's sense of humor can change in nine years.

Odd Thoughts:

"There's a first time for everything."
I've said this many, many times. If this is true then is this also true: "There's a last time for everything." I'd say it is but then what do I know.

A great story I found, of all places, on the homepage of Jeff Bridges

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. they all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement, he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well, and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off! Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!

Friday, January 24, 2003

Hmmm... It's been since November 21st and a lot has happened since then. Where to begin....

Well I went home for Christmas and saw my family. That was great. I know I miss them, but when I finally see them I realize exactly how much I miss them. I also saw most of the people I used to work with. Many things have changed since I left, but there's some things that haven't and it was good to see people again. I also hinted around that I would be looking for a job this summer and I had five people tell me they would have a place for me, including the head hancho. That's an ego booster ;)

While I was home my parents and I went to see the breeders we got our dog Bear from. Bear was a beaultiful Belgium Shepard. He passed away two years ago this March. I know we all miss our Baby Bear. We'd had him for 14 years. He was the closest thing I've ever had to a sibling and smart. He a smart and beautiful puppy. I think my parents might get a new dog someday soon. I wonder how my baby Jake will react to that. He's 14 now and I can see it when I look at him. He wasn't sure who I was at first, and that nearly killed me. But after two days he was right by my side like he always has been. I know he won't be around much longer and ugh. Can't even talk about it or I'll cry. Jake has always been my friend. Even before I met my best friend and when I couldn't talk to anybody, even my parents, about what was going on. Jake is the best listener I've ever met and loyal to a fault. He is the epitomy of "man's best friend" lovable pooch that he is.

As always, I make no promises as to how often I will be updating my log. However, I will be spending a great deal of time surrounded by computers this semester. Currently I am working in the Education Computer Lab on campus. It's a good gig.
I'll be a busy beaver this semester. I have 18 credits, two jobs and I'm on hall council still. I had to give up my piano lessons for the sake of sleep. Hopefully I will be able to return to them this fall.

I'm getting closer to graduating. That's a scary thought. I have this semester and two more of classes before student teaching.
I found out that I can do my student teaching in New Zealand, if I get accepted. I've always wanted to go there and Australia too. There's two drawbacks though: I have to come up with $2000 airfare and living expenses (thus my return to the sweltering summers of Texas for a summer job) and I have to write an autobiography. Like I've done anything terribly interesting. Bah. Hopefully I can get my roomy to help me out there, being the good English major that she is.