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December 3, 2001
Thank you

Cool. Got thank you cards for both Ryan and Huyen's wedding and Michael and Jennifer's wedding. Thank you cards are neat. :)

Posted on December 3, 2001 5:17 PM | | Comments (5)

December 16, 2002
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)

January 14, 2003
Back to skool

Tonight is Sarah's first class in her grad school program. She's thrilled. Of course, she's also fighting a losing battle against a cold, so she's not quite as thrilled as she could be, but she's doing her best. It's really a good thing we work at the same place, since we probably won't be seeing each other too often while she's taking classes. She has class Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights and then Saturday morning. When my Japanese class starts up again, that'll be on Monday. It'll be rough, but this is definitely a good thing for her to do and a perfect time to do it.

By the way... it's really tough to get out of debt when there's so much stuff you want.

Posted on January 14, 2003 9:03 AM | | Comments (0)

Master... the paper... it's heavy...

Well, Sarah just got back from her first class. It was definitely an eye-opener.

Sarah had signed up for 4 classes worth 12 credits total. This was a cakewalk during her undergrad years when she wasn't working and the classes were... well... undergradish. This was different.

She has to get an A or B or she's dropped from the program. The readings for this class for the week are made up of almost 200 pages of articles and about 150 pages of book reading. This is apparently normal for these kinds of classes. This is also insane.

A grad student in her last semester told Sarah that she'd go nuts if she tried to do this while working. The student had done 12 credits without working and just about tore her hair all out.

So... Sarah's going to be dropping a couple classes. She's going to go to all of them to see which ones to drop. She's disappointed, since she wanted to do this fairly quickly, but this is just way too much. She's taking it fairly well, though, and I think she expected this to happen. But it was good of her to take on more than she could chew just to see what it was like. Grad school's a completely new experience. This'll definitely be better for her. Only one of us is allowed to be nuts.

Posted on January 14, 2003 10:14 PM | | Comments (1)

May 26, 2003
Paul and Jeani

Just wanted to take the time to congratulate Paul and Jeani on the day after their wedding. I know I don't know either of you all that well, but I feel like I've gotten to know you a bit through the Ping and phonezilla. So if I was ever in Chicago, you wouldn't just be some anonymous happy couple walking down the street. You'd be a couple that I could probably recognize if it wasn't raining and you were close enough that my failing glasses could see you. Isn't that better? Thank heavens for the Internet.

But seriously... congratulations! I wish for all the happiness in the world for the two of you. Enjoy your life together.

Posted on May 26, 2003 9:05 AM | | Comments (2)