December 2002 Archives

December 1, 2002

Spotted (by Sarah) on route 40 in Maryland during our 11-1/2 hour trip home: "lazed ham $1.59/lb". Mmmmmmm... lazed ham...

Posted on December 1, 2002 9:13 PM | | Comments (1)

December 5, 2002
Snow Day!

Man... this is the sort of thing that makes me REALLY like working at a school. :) And it looks real purty, too.

Posted on December 5, 2002 11:03 AM | | Comments (0)

December 10, 2002
The end? No... this is just the beginning...

Well, last night was the last meeting of my first Japanese class. I think it was worth it. I know a lot more than I did before I took the class and it worked out much better for someone to teach me this instead of me trying to figure it out for myself. I'll most likely take the next class, which starts in the third week of January. Should be good.

Life's seemed really hectic lately for no good reason. I had a 4 day weekend, after all. I just feel like I have very little time and I don't know why. Must be just the holiday season. It makes things feel chaotic whether they are or not.

I forgot to mention officially that Sarah did manage to finish her novel with 2 days to spare. She hasn't really decided what to do with it besides the inevitable revisions and tweaking and such. Maybe I'll convince her to let me post it here. As for me... I'm going to try working on mine soon. Now that my class is over, hopefully I'll feel like I have more time.

Christmas is coming up so fast. We haven't even put the fake tree up yet. Eeep!

Posted on December 10, 2002 10:45 AM | | Comments (0)

December 16, 2002
Oodles o' noodles

Yeah yeah, I've been quiet lately... It's Christmas (yes, the whole month is designated "Christmas")! I've had stuff to do.

Finally managed to drag Sarah to Minerva in Herndon on Saturday. They have an excellent and very reasonably priced lunch buffet. It's definitely some of the spiciest Indian food I've ever had, too. My mouth was on fire and my nose was running after just a few bites. But it was so worth it. While my taste buds were still functioning, it was really good.

Pretty much all of my Christmas shopping is done! YAY! Sarah was pretty much done at the end of November, since I bought her a laptop and that pretty much covered how much I tend to budget for her. Still have to pick up a card and send out cards to everyone else, but... at least spending the bulk of the money is over.

I got about 3 hours of sleep last night. Be gentle with me...

Posted on December 16, 2002 8:49 AM | | Comments (0)

Greetings, starfighter. You've been recruited by the Star League...

Well... I guess I have permission to post this here. I think she's told most of her close friends now, so the whole world can know.

A couple weeks ago, Sarah decided to go to grad school. When Sarah decides to do something, she does it in short order. On Saturday, she received her acceptance letter for the Catholic University of America's Library and Information Sciences program. She honestly didn't think she was going to get in, especially since the due date for applying was past before she even decided to try to go, but she's a silly girl. I'm proud of her for deciding that this is what she wanted to do with her life and then going through with it. It'll be rough working part time and going to school part time, but I'm sure she can do it. At the moment, she's on provisionary status since she didn't have time to take the GREs before applying, but once she's done that, she'll be a full-fledged college chick. Woo woo!

Posted on December 16, 2002 8:55 AM | | Comments (1)

December 18, 2002
Tin soldiers and Nixon's coming...

Well, this will be my last post for a bit. Tomorrow afternoon we're headed off to Ohio to do the Christmas thing with Sarah's family. We'll be back on the 23rd or 24th so we can have Christmas Day to ourselves at the apartment.

I'll get up another Christmas tune on the MP3 of the Week before I go, though. Don't fret now.

If I don't get to say so... I hope everyone has a great Christmas! Get me presents.

Posted on December 18, 2002 11:28 AM | | Comments (1)

December 31, 2002
The holidays and such...

Well, we got back from Ohio last Monday. The journey there was treacherous and yucky. We got a flat tire about 45 minutes away from Sarah's grandparents' place. Right after a toll booth, too. I bet they sabotaged the car. We had a really nasty gash on the side of the tire facing the car and have no idea how that could've happened. It could've been worse... we could've been far far away from where we were headed.

Christmas was fairly quiet. We just made a nice dinner for ourselves. Then Sarah's friend came over the next day with her boyfriend and we hung out with them. The rest of the time was spent with Sarah working on stuff she needed to do for grad school and doing some practice sessions for the GRE, which she took today.

She was nervous, but she pulled through and scored over 100 points more than she needed to for the minimum requirement for school. Go, Sarah!

Not sure what we'll be doing for New Years Eve. Maybe something good, maybe something bad...

Posted on December 31, 2002 12:07 AM | | Comments (0)