Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Interview Suit

Today I bought an interview suit. I have no idea if it looks okay or not. I tried on like 800 of them. I was in the stupid store forever. It was really irritating. I have problems finding pants that fit, let alone pants that match suit jackets and crap. I'm also an idiot. What the heck am I supposed to wear underneath the suit part? I bought this camisole thing, but I'm not sure if I should wear that or not. Is that inappropriate for an interview? I took pictures of myself wearing the camisole and wearing a scoop-neck blue shirt underneath. Which one works better? Is blue even the best color to wear with brown? Am I dumb for buying a brown suit? I tried to find a black one, but all the black stuff they had at the store didn't fit me right...Oh crap. As if I'm not nervous enough about interviews in general, now I have to be nervous that I buy clothes that make me look like an idiot.
I found out yesterday that Fairfax County will also interview me in January when I'm out visiting Jake. Hopefully that will increase my chances of actually getting a job...

Monday, December 19, 2005

You're looking at Goat Porn, sicko!!

Lelani says that my blog is goat porn. Hmm...well, this is the first picture of a goat that has made it onto my blog. But, now, I think you've given me ideas, Lelani. ;)

Sunday, December 18, 2005

I think I like this one better

Still, I don't think it's quite believable....hmm...

Wow, I'm on the cover of Cosmo!'m addicted to trying to figure out Photoshop now. Obviously, my skills need some work. But here's my face on Scarlett Johanson's body... Wow, I never realized how ugly my face is until I tried to cover a pretty face with mine...

I'm pretty sure that I am getting stupider.

Well, grad school alone makes me feel like I'm getting stupider. It's like the world's knowledge is this huge mural and all I can focus on is a little smudge of paint in the lower left-hand corner. I live in a school psych cave. I feel like once upon a time I had access to broader bases of knowledge...

But that's not all. I'm also forced to take education classes here in Eau Claire that treat me like a child and propagate misinformation. I took a class this past summer in which we spent half of our day practicing acting (it was supposed to be a class about learning human relations)...we pretended we were different types of animals, we had to "sculpt" emotions nonverbally with our bodies...what a load of crap. Now I'm in this stupid class that is supposed to be teaching me about reading. This prof. got up in the front of the room and started talking about learning disabilities and ADHD as if they are synonymous. All of the school psych students just gasped...and this woman just kept talking and talking and didn't address why half of the room looked shocked and offended. Now she wants us to create an art project as half of our final. All we have to do is make something artsy that mentions the word reading and we get an A. is so frustrating that I'm paying for these classes that are only making me stupid.

Friday, December 16, 2005

I was once in a Princeton rock band too!

Okay, so I just found out that Potato Stu has its own webpage. Take a look at it. I think someone should contact them to book a gig with them...

PS I found out that Wes Hunting Sr. did make an ornament that held up. I don't know if it broke the record or not, though...I'm still waiting to hear about that.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Before I go bridal shopping...

Anyone willing to go power suit shopping with me?


I have my first internship interview on January 6th. The interview is in Adelphi, MD, which is in Prince George's County. I'm going out to stay with Jake between Jan. 5th and 15th...I think I might try to contact some of the other places I've applied to to see if I can do some other interviews while I'm there...
I hope that I can find an internship! I'll have to prepare for my interviews during Xmas...cross your fingers for me!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Welcome Christmas, Christmas Day!

Your Christmas is Most Like: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Each year, you really get into the spirit of Christmas.
Which is much more important to you than nifty presents.

It's almost Christmas!

Lelani and I decorated her tree this weekend. I was home so that I could go to a dinner at my grandma's house. Lelani and I had a slumber party. We also are having a contest to find out who can pass as a better whore. Go to My Facebook album to check out pictures!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

I'm going to pass at least one class

I submitted my IRB proposal yesterday. I'm so happy that Elk Mound agreed to do this survey, because the school psych there has been so helpful to me. She helped me write a letter explaining the survey to parents yesterday morning, and was really nice to me. She sat down and talked to me and gave me a cup of was awesome! I'm not going to have to get individual consents from the parents (provided that IRB is okay with what my proposal says...I'll find out in a week or two probably...). Maybe I can actually get my thesis done before I have to move in July.
I wrote my reflection paper today. It's five pages long (including my reference page...Christ, I can't believe she wanted us to have references for a reflection paper. I hope five pages is enough for her...her length requirements say "no more than 10 pages". I've heard through the grapevine that everyone else thinks 10 pages is way too much. Other people have said that they'll write 4-5 pages, so hopefully they'll stick to that. I need to work ahead on transcribing a counseling session, writing a paper for that class, and writing a paper for my reading class so that I can go home next weekend.


This is kind of funny. It's not as cool as Postsecret, because it doesn't have the visuals, but still is interesting:

Not Proud

Monday, November 28, 2005

We need more holidays!

Anyone want to celebrate Festivus with me?

School makes me ill

I got sick last night. I threw up all over the place. I caught some kind of flu from my dad, but part of me feels it had to do with coming back to Eau Claire. Crap. I really want to be done with school. It causes me so much worry. My days are just full of doing junk for school. I have to write some stupid reflection paper this weekend. I will end up writing a whole lot of BS for that. I wish I had time to actually reflect on my life. School psychology is really not my life. This can't be my real life. I feel like my real life is on hold and I'm waiting for it to come back.

World record?

I went to Wes Hunting's workshop this weekend to see him try to make the world's biggest Christmas ornament. The place was packed. I had to stand on a random barrel to see over the top of people. I was lucky I got to see anything. Unfortunately, the ornament ended up with a crack in it. He was going to try again the next day, so maybe he was able to accomplish it when I wasn't there. Anyone have word on whether or not the record was broken?

Cross it off the list!!

Lelani and I sang "Baby Got Back" kareoke-style, just like we said we would. I can cross it off my "50 Things" list now (see my September posts, if you need a refresher on what was on my list). Should I replace it with something else? I do kind of want to learn the dance moves to Michael Jackson's "Thriller"... Anyhow, here's a picture of me and Lelani in the bar where we accomplished this amazing feat.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

I get a break soon!

Before I get on the road to go see Jake at his parents' house, I only have a few things to do. Tomorrow, I have to go to classes, work in the Sped. dept., and take a Stats exam. Tomorrow night I get to go to a birthday/Vikings vs. Packers party. Tuesday, I have practicum during the day and have to work on a report at night. Then, Wednesday morning, I'll have Stats class and then be able to get on the road! I think it'll probably go by quickly. I hope it went by kind of slowly just because I didn't have things scheduled to do...

Oh, Thanksgiving...I can't wait!!

You Are Mashed Potatoes

Oridnary, comforting, and more than a little predictable
You're the glue that holds everyone together.

Friday, November 18, 2005

I think my life is Office Space

The Movie Of Your Life Is A Cult Classic

Quirky, offbeat, and even a little campy - your life appeals to a select few.
But if someone's obsessed with you, look out! Your fans are downright freaky.

Your best movie matches: Office Space, Showgirls, The Big Lebowski

I got lucky.

I think Elk Mound is going to let me do my thesis survey there. At first, when I asked about it, I heard back that the school district has a policy that surveys need to be approved before the beginning of the school year. The school psychologist there is being really nice to me and has convinced the administration that the policy should be changed, so they're going to let me do it. I just need to get a bunch of forms done and get some principals' signatures so that I can get IRB done...

Saturday, November 12, 2005

For your amusement...

I need to add pictures to keep this blog exciting, so here's a picture I found of Jake dressed up as a punk rocker. This is from before I knew him. Isn't it hilarious?


I went into Career Services this week on Wednesday. Career Services is supposed to have drop in hours Monday through Friday from 1pm until 3pm. So, at 2pm, I came in with a copy of my resume and a cover letter and asked if someone could go over them with me. The girl at the desk there was like, "Well, you can set up an appointment with us or you can come in for drop in hours..." And I said, "Isn't it drop in hours right now?" The girl said, "Yes, it is, but we have a meeting today." I was irritated because the time I went in on Wednesday was the only free hour I had this past week. I asked if I could just drop my resume off, have someone proofread it, and then pop back in on Friday to pick it up. She wasn't sure and asked another woman there to come talk to me. I talked to that woman and got her to agree to have my resume proofread for later in the week. I came by Career Services again on Friday and asked for my resume, and the people working there could not find it anywhere. What the hell? I think they are completely incompetent. How do they lose my resume? Why do they not actually have drop in hours when they say they do? Ugh! I was hoping to finish up and send off my resume to internship positions this weekend, but apparently that's not going to happen.

Should I change my thesis?

Okay, for those of you who don't thesis currently involves surveying 6th, 8th, and 10th graders about their perceptions of stressful life events. I was planning on surveying the kids in Chippewa Falls because that's where I'm doing my practicum. I found out yesterday that the high school doesn't want to do my survey because they feel that it is too soon and it's too sensitive a subject following the bus tragedy that recently happened in Chippewa. I went in to talk to my advisor about it to try to come up with an idea of another school district where I could get a sample. She suggested a couple of places, but also gave me the idea that I could survey the teachers and counselors in Chippewa about how they handled the bus tragedy at school. I don't know...I'm tempted to change my thesis now. I'm still waiting to hear back to see if the middle school in Chippewa will want to do my survey, but I think I'll still need a 10th grade sample, even if they do...

The pros of changing my thesis:
I'm sick of my current topic and would appreciate a change. I think that the information that I'll get from the new topic will give me better, more useful information which could be used in crisis management models. I could stay in Chippewa for all my information. I wouldn't be surveying kids, which is a bit of a hassle with all the consent stuff.
The cons: I need to come up with a new survey right away, because I have to get through IRB before the end of the semester in order to pass one of my classes. I have to write a whole new literature review, which would cause me a considerable amount of work during winter break.

I don't know...what should I do?

Saturday, November 05, 2005


I'm being incredibly lazy today. I have only worked on school stuff for maybe three hours today. I don't care though...I need to lose all the tension that gets built up during the week. Instead of doing work, I watched the Badger game on tv. It sucked that we lost to Penn State, but it was better doing that than school crap. I can't wait until I'm out of school so that I can stop feeling guilty about not working on all of my school stuff.
Leinie's just came out with this Apple Spice beer. I bought some today to drink while I sat on the couch and watched football. It tastes kind of apple cider-y. I don't think I'm too into it, though. I'd prefer a Honey Weiss or something.
Jake got a ticket to go to the Penn State game. I'm jealous...even though we lost, it would've been cool to go.
Sometimes I think that I need to do one of those gratitude journal things. I get into such a crappy mood during the school week. I wonder if it would help if I did something like that. However, I'd probably write, like, the same four things over and over again...
I'm grateful for my understanding friends. I'm grateful that Jake is so good at listening to all of my problems. I'm grateful that both WGN and the WB show "Sex and the City" so that I can watch it before I go to bed every night. I'm grateful that I don't have a life-threatening illness. I'm grateful for beer. Hmmm...yup, running out of things to be thankful for... I can't imagine that the gratitude journal would work if I just repeated those things over and over...

If you are driving a boat at 60 mph and crash into a dock, how many slices of bologna does it take to cover a house?

Waaah! I just realized that this question is still on the survey on the Ham Republic...I think I'm going to go and post this as a poll on Jake's blog. That'll confuse him.

Blast from the Past!

I recently found out that a website made by some friends of mine while I was in high school is still up and running. Check it out.

Why is their website still up and for some reason my website on the Rabbit House Society has been taken down?

Oh well...I'm off to join the Ham Republic...

Sunday, October 30, 2005

7 more months of school to go...

The countdown begins...
This junk had better be done with soon...
I think school is turning me into a difficult-to-get-along-with person. I'm such a whiner.
I realized today that I have more than 2x the practicum experience of most of the school psych students in the DC area. I went online and looked at some of the programs around George Mason and College Park and whatnot... I read that their second-year students only do, like 200 hours over the course of the year. I have to log 233 hours each semester. That's not even counting the 60 clinical practicum hours that I log. I hope that means that I'll have a little bit of an edge when I'm applying to internships. But right now all this work is driving me nuts. I think Jake, my family, and my friends must all be sick of me because I'm always complaining and worrying about junk.

My scariness level...

You Are Not Scary

Everyone loves you. Isn't that sweet?

Well, at least I know that I won't make any kids cry if they show up at my door for trick-or-treating tomorrow...I think that the picture that goes with this one is hilarious. I like all of the random animal things and blue-haired girls holding hands.

Sunday, October 23, 2005


This is interesting...check it out...
Paperdoll Heaven


Jake came back for Homecoming this weekend. The time flew by really fast...and I won't get to see him again for another whole month...
Here is a picture of us on the couch at Triangle. We watched the game on the tv there. I'm glad that we would've sucked if Jake came home and we lost.
Here's Jake next to the foosball table in Triangle's basement. I need to practice foosball so that I can beat Jake sometime...I lost three games to him yesterday.
I'm depressed that I have to go back to school tomorrow. I have to take a Stats test and I have to deal with my prof. who doesn't realize how unrealistic her expectations are tomorrow... just about every other day I think about quitting because of the high stress levels that she brings to the program. I come home and cry just to relieve the stress of having to work with her...

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Front Page Baby!!

My grandma sent me a copy of the picture of Lelani and me in the paper. So, for your it is. It took me forever to figure out how to work my old scanner with my new everybody better be happy with this!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Apple Picking

So, Sarah and I went apple picking this afternoon. I don't have any pictures of us actually pulling the apples off the trees, but here's Sarah in a tire swing with her bag of apples in her lap. Check out my creepy shadow next to her.
Here's a picture of me next to a pumpkin with holes to throw beanbags through. Check out my talent! Instead of throwing the beanbag right through the hole worth five points, I got the beanbag to rest right on the edge of the hole. Nice!
As for the actual apple picking, we took a ride on a horse-drawn wagon up to where the apples were. There were lots of kids on the wagon we rode in. On the ride back, one guy in the wagon with us freaked out the horses by throwing an apple core into a bunch of pine trees. But never mind the stinky picking is awesome...we paid 55 cents for each pound of apples we bought in the orchard. That's darn cheap!!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

I'm tired.

Yeah, I thought that I'd do a bunch of work this weekend and catch up on stuff, but that's not really happening. I need to get moving on my thesis or I'll never get it done by the beginning of summer. I presented what I have for it so far in my research analysis class this week, and now, because of the comments from my classmates, I have a gabillion ideas for ways to change it. Maybe if I write out a timeline, then I'll be more able to actually accomplish it...okay, I'm hoping to get together the rest of my thesis committee by the end of the month. Maybe I can make my deadline for revising my survey and sending in all my stuff for IRB approval the first week in November. Then, hopefully I'll get my data collected sometime in November or December, but definitely before winter break starts...boy, I don't know if all that will happen by the end of the semester, what with all the other crap I have going on. I definitely have to get the IRB thing done though, or else I won't pass by research class.
Tomorrow Sarah is coming to hang out with me. Maybe we'll go to an apple orchard. Yay!
Next weekend, Jake is coming to Madison to watch the homecoming game. I'm excited, but just writing that reminds me that I need to get my butt in gear and start working ahead on stuff now because I'm not going to get anything done for school next weekend...
I had to grade videotapes for my TA job this weekend. I have to say that Shelly and I are doing an awesome job as TAs...we're working our butts off. The first-years turned in their tapes on Wednesday and we're going to have them graded by Monday...dude, last year it was weeks before I got feedback on my videotapes...
I'm not really feeling this homework junk right now...maybe I should just relax and take some time off tonight... I already did my reading for two classes, graded a videotape, did a taped counseling session with a classmate, and printed off a report for practicum today. That's something, right? Screw it...I think I might go walk to Family Video and rent a movie or something...I'm sick of being a slave to school. It's flippin' Saturday...anyone who's not a grad student has a life on Saturdays...I can't wait till this school junk is over with...

Friday, October 14, 2005

Hey, I'm a good citizen!

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 10 out of 10 correct!

I just had to gloat...

Lelani and I were on the front page of the Princeton Times Republic this week! Are we awesome or what? Of course they had to put the "two best looking library sale customers all day" (Hey, I didn't say it...the guy selling carmel apples in front of the library did!) on the front page of the newspaper. Yup, I come home one weekend and I get on the front page...I wonder how many times my brother has made front page. Probably not too often. That pic had better be up on the refrigerator the next time I come home right next to the twelve articles about my brother.

Crap. I'm aging rapidly...

So, this questionnaire thinks I'm 26...but I'm only 23...somebody else take this thing and tell me how you score on it. At least they put me in my twenties...I'd be pretty embarrassed if they told me I was under 12 or over 40.

You Are 26 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Goodbye Weirdos!

Yeah, so I realized today that I can make it so random spam people don't post on my site...

Sorry to anyone who posts on my site, but now you'll have to copy a word everytime you post in order to do so...

Although the random weirdos were sometimes amusing...

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Fall Rocks

You Are Apple Cider

Smooth and comforting. But downright nasty when cold.

Harvest Moon

I went home this weekend to see my family because Paul (my brother-in-law) is back from Korea. We had a family get-together today at my parents' house. We had a potluck lunch and then I taught Paul, my sister, and Lelani how to play euchre.
Yesterday, Princeton had a "Harvest Moon" festival. Here's a picture of Lelani with a scarecrow of Bob Katerzynske from the Pizza Factory. We checked out the library book sale, bought carmel apples, hung out at the Nervosa coffee shop, crashed a library potluck (I hadn't read the book the potluck was based around, but Lelani had...), and found out the numerology of our names. I think my numerology means that I am achievement-oriented and stubborn, or something...Lelani's means that she is self-centered...haha!
Here is a picture of me tending the outdoor pizza stand at the Pizza Factory while Desi was inside getting money to send Lelani and me to get her a carmel apple. Next time I'm back in Princeton, I should go and eat there...I miss their pizza...
I want to go apple picking sometime this fall...I also want to carve a pumpkin sometime...
Oh, I surprised Lelani this weekend by giving her my old computer. Now, if she writes the Great American novel, it'll be all because of me, of course...

Monday, October 03, 2005

Stats gives me a headache

I got done with my stats test today, and when I got home I had this terrible headache. I can't wait until I'm done with school so that I don't have to take tests anymore...

Lac du Flambeau was pretty good last week. We stayed pretty busy. I learned and administered a couple of new tests and I got to help out in one of the kindergarten rooms for a while. Kindergarten is awesome! I got to help kids put together "self-concept" pyramids, do matching worksheets, put together puzzles, and tie their shoes. I also got to see them all draw pictures of their families, which was cool. One girl who was being pretty oppositional told the teacher that she didn't have a family at home...she was like, "I live all by myself".

I'm going home this weekend. I think I'm going to get my car checked out, so hopefully I'll be able to get fixed whatever made it not work for me last week...

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Today I only saw my supervisor at practicum for a little while...he had a whole bunch of meetings in the morning and then this afternoon he found out that his son had to have his appendix taken out, so he left school...I felt weird going around the school alone trying to make work for myself...

After my supervisor left, I walked from the middle school to take some materials back to the Pupil Services Center. There is this private high school that is in between the middle school and PSC in Chippewa. Some random high school students who were outside for gym class yelled at me to ask me if I was in high school, and I laughed at them and said no. I could hear them talking to each other and they were like, "Oh, she's a teacher..." Ha. I wonder what made them think that I am in high school...I don't know if I should take it as a compliment that I look young or if I should be worried about looking like I have no authority...

My car wouldn't start all yesterday afternoon. It worked for me today, though....I think something happens whenever the inside of the car gets hot to make it not able to turn over. This has happened a couple of times before. I think I'm going to get it checked out next weekend.'ll keep working until then...

Tomorrow night I'm leaving for Lac du Flambeau again. This time I should actually get to work with the kids there...last time, we just had an orientation and really wasted a lot of time...

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Things to do before I die

Today, in lieu of working on school stuff, I decided to compile a list of 50 things that I should do before I die. So, if anyone reads this blog and thinks that I should definitely add something to my list, post and let me know what I need to do!
I just thought adding a picture of myself here would make it seem a little more personal...

Okay, so here's the list:
1. Learn how to juggle
2. Be a contestant on Jeopardy!
3. Write a sitcom script
4. Throw a surprise party for someone
5. Coin a phrase
6. Watch the sunrise in Hawaii
7. Learn how to play pool really well
8. See all 50 states (have been to: CA, DE, FL, IL, IN, IA, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SD, VA, WA, WV, WI)
9. Learn a bunch of good jokes (any suggestions?)
10. Learn to drive stick
11. Complete a NY Times Sunday crossword
12. Eat a Philly Cheesesteak in Philly
13. Go wine tasting in California
14. Become a wine connoisseur
15. Write a toast
16. Ride on a gondola in Venice
17. Go to Mexico
18. Go on a trip with my best friends (maybe to Mexico)
19. Make martinis at home while watching a Sex and the City marathon
20. Compile a list of my favorite quotes
21. Bake an awesome batch of homemade brownies
22. White water raft in Colorado
23. Understand and memorize 3 poems that I like
24. Invent a mixed drink
25. Memorize all the U.S. presidents in order (anyone know a song for this?)
26. Have my portrait painted
27. Go to the movies by myself
28. Sit on a jury
29. Spend New Year’s in Times Square
30. Drive across the USA from coast to coast
31. Spend Christmas in a tropical location
32. Scuba dive
33. Be part of the Oprah audience
34. Raise a child
35. Take a cooking class
36. Kiss the Blarney Stone
37. Do an awesome job singing “Baby got back” karaoke-style with Lelani
38. Go watch the Badgers win the Rose Bowl
39. Have a pet dog
40. Go on a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon
41. Learn to play tennis
42. Have a food fight
43. Visit the pyramids in Egypt
44. See the Northern Lights
45. Visit Stonehenge
46. See the bulls run in Pamplona
47. Ski in Colorado
48. Go on a cruise
49. Ride a jet ski
50. Pay off my college loans

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Homeward Bound

This weekend I went home. On Friday, I watched my brother's soccer game, met up with Lelani, and went over to Daine's family's house. Daine was back in town for his grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary. Daine, if you ever read this thing, let me know how that went...also, let me know what you're saying you're thankful for in your women's health class...
On Saturday, I went to Madison to see this 9/11 memorial my brother helped design. Here's a picture of it. It'll be in the state capitol building for about the next month and then it's getting sent on a tour of high schools in the state.
School's going to make me busier and busier as the semester goes on, I can tell... This week, I'm going to have to start grading stuff for the class I'm TAing. That's a little scary. I'm also leaving this week to do some practicum work at the Lac du Flambeau reservation. I get to be put up in a hotel for that...I'm hoping it'll be kind of fun in a vacation-y sort of way...
Jake bought a plane ticket to come back to Wisconsin for Homecoming weekend in Madison. I'm glad I'm going to be able to see him even before the holidays. My sister also found out that Paul (my brother-in-law) is going to be able to come home from Korea next month. It'll be the first time he's been back in a year and a half. My mom is already bugging me about getting everyone together for a family picture during that weekend Jake is here. I don't know how it'll work with Jake and my schedule that weekend...

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

First day at practicum

Whew...I am not used to getting up early. I need to start getting used to waking up at 6:30, because after getting up that early for practicum today, I am really drained...

At my first day of practicum in Chippewa, before I even got the tour of the school or got oriented to anything, I ended up going to two different meetings with parents of kids. I got there at 8am (school starts at 8:40) and right away sat in and watched Jim (my supervisor) run a meeting for a kid who just transferred into the middle school. I'm really not oriented to the school at all yet...I got a short tour, but the layout of it is really confusing. I hope I can find my way back to Jim's office when I go back on Thursday.

I got my engagement ring in the mail today (Jake mailed it to me after having it resized out by him). I'm glad it made it all right...

Wow, it's been a long day...having class right after practicum is going to suck. I found out that the prof. is going to give us 6 weeks of class off later in the semester, though, so that we can go out and do field experience...that'll be nice...

I'm really ready for bed right now...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Wake me up when September ends

I start my practicum at the middle school in Chippewa Falls on Tuesday. I don't know what they are going to expect from me right away. Hopefully I'll have time to post what happens to me once school starts.

I'm nervous about the school year. I keep thinking about last school year and how hectic that was...hopefully this year will be better and I won't be as stressed...

Wednesday will be the first day that the class I'm TAing meets. I hope this goes okay...I think Shelly (the other TA) and I are both a little worried about it. The new prof. has a 19-page long syllabus and expects a few weird things out of the class.

I'm going to try to keep my Fridays free of school stuff, if I can...right now, I'm planning on doing practicum on Tuesday and Thursday, working my Special Ed. assistantship and holding my office hour on Wednesday. I'm not sure if I'll be able to work it out, though...I can forsee having to do TA duties or something on Fridays...

I hope that it doesn't take too long to get into a routine. I have a feeling that this next week is going to be a shock to my system...I feel like I've gotten to be really lazy this past summer because I had nothing going on (which was how I was able to have a blog in the first place...). Don't be surprised if I drop this whole blog thing pretty soon after I start school.

First Badger Game of the Season

So the Badgers won their first game today...Jake was so incredibly drunk I couldn't understand him over the phone...

Speaking of the Badgers, I found out that someone thoughtfully designed a Nano-Bucky. Check it out.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

More stuff on New York

So, Jake and I are thinking that we'll probably have the wedding in June or July of 2007. We decided against doing it next summer because this school year is going to be pretty hectic for me. I am trying to complete my thesis as well as working two assistantships. Plus, I have to move at the end of July, so a wedding in the summer will be a pain after having to go through that...

Jake and I were on the Today show while we were out in New York. We didn't intend on going to watch the show, but we ended up there after getting up at the crack of dawn to stand in line for stand-by Conan tickets when asecurity guard told us that we couldn't see Conan's show that day because he was on vacation. We saw Joss Stone play a concert at Rockfeller Plaza. Here is a picture I took of her from where we stood. Check out the video of the show here. I had to open the video with Internet Explorer, so if you use Firefox, be warned. Jake and I are off to the right of the stage and I'm wearing a pink shirt. It's kind of hard to see us on this crappy quality internet player thing...but oh well.

<-Here's a picture of me on the Brooklyn Bridge. We took a walk across it for fun.

Here's Jake and me at the Statue of Liberty...

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

I'm engaged!!

Jake surprised me by taking me to New York and he proposed to me on top of the Empire State building!! Here we are on top of the Metropolitan Museum of Art...

I'll update later and hopefully include some more pictures!

Monday, August 22, 2005

The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

Well, the weekend went by really quickly. On Friday, Jake and I went to the Rock Bottom Brewery in Arlington for dinner and drinks. I had two 23 oz. glasses of beer and my stomach was really full from it.
On Saturday, we went to the National Archives in the morning. I didn't realize that it took four months to write the Constitution...doesn't that seem like a long time? We left the Archives before we got a chance to look at everything, because we were hungry and wanted lunch. I think both of us wouldn't mind going back sometime to look over some of the exhibits some more. We ate lunch in Chinatown and then tried to go to the International Spy Museum but tickets were sold out for most of the afternoon. We went to the movies and saw The 40-Year Old Virgin instead. I love it when people randomly break out into song in the's great. Now I have the "Age of Aquarius" stuck in my head. Here's Jake outside Union Station. After we went to the movies, we wandered around town a bit. I think the most interesting thing that happened to us all day happened while we were walking through Union Station. About four black girls who all looked to be about nine years old stopped us and said, "Hey, are y'all married?" I could not understand the girl who was talking to us because of her accent...I thought she was asking us if we were American. I said "What?" to her like three or four times and still could not understand her. Finally, Jake said to her, "No, we're not married..." Another one of the kids that stopped us said something about how we looked like brother and sister and that was about the extent of the exchange. What really interests me about the whole thing is the question of what possesses a person to walk up to a couple and ask if they are married. I've never just been asked that off the cuff like that...who walks around asking people stuff like that?
Saturday night, Jake and I ate dinner in Adam's Morgan and we stopped in to have a drink at Madam's Organ before heading home.
Yesterday, we mostly stuck around at home. We had brunch not far from home and played some mini-golf. I lost by one stroke. I think that that is probably an improvement over the last time Jake and I played mini-golf. I must be getting time, I'll totally beat him. We swam in the pool in the afternoon and I made lasagna for dinner. I'm not sure what I'm going to do today. I think I might stick around home and bake cookies. Jake said something about going out for fajitas tonight, so we might do that for dinner and I might get to meet some of the people that he works with.

Friday, August 19, 2005

The week's hard to keep myself entertained while Jake is at work...I really should be working on my thesis, but I'm really lazy and just want to slack off. I did a tiny bit of work on it this morning, but not a lot. I'm telling myself that this afternoon I'll do some more work on it. We'll see. So, here's a picture of what Jake's building looks like, just in case anyone was curious. It looks exactly like the 800 buildings around it. The car on the left is his vibe. The day I took this picture, it was nice and sunny out. This might have been the day that I sat outside by the pool.
I went into DC one day this week. I didn't do anything too exciting. I think I want to go back in another day next week.. Another day, I took myself to the Fashion Center at Pentagon City. I'd like shopping a lot more if I had a job and money. I just mostly wandered around and looked at all the really expensive stuff in the stores. Nordstrom's has L.A.M.B., Gwen Stefani's clothing line, which I thought was interesting. I never thought that I'd actually see that on a rack in the store. I guess I don't typically go into stores that are "upscale". I also wandered into a store not knowing what it was, and found out that it was Forever 21. It confused me because the sign for the store said XXI, and I just thought, "What's XXI? This looks like a cool store."
Here's a picture of Jake grilling chicken one night. I've made dinner a few nights this week, but I think we'll probably go out for food this weekend. I'm ready to go do some more sightseeing and spend some more time with Jake...hanging around by myself all day long is pretty boring...but at least I'm hanging around by myself here and not in Eau Claire. That's even more boring. Jake and I watched the movie Guess Who last night. It was okay. Just some nice mindless entertainment, you know? I sort of want to go see The 40 Year Old Virgin sometime. I have a feeling that that movie will be pretty mindless, too...

Monday, August 15, 2005

Visting Jake

Well, I've been up to lots of stuff the past few days. On Thursday night, Jake took me to 1789, which is a fancy restaurant in Georgetown. It was fun to go out, but I feel like I'm always doing something wrong in fancy restaurants. I ordered the wrong wine with my food and the waiter told me that I should get something else. There was also an old lady at the table next to us wearing this pink jacket getup who kept staring at me like I was a freak. Bah...whatever. I ate some good food and had my first experience of valeting a car.
On Friday, Jake and I left to go tour wine country in Virginia. Here's a picture of me outside the Naked Mountain winery. You can see the grapes growing on the left. It was fun tasting all sorts of different wines, even though I don't know a whole lot about how to do it. I think that I learned a few things and I got a nice wine buzz. Friday night, Jake and I went into Winchester, VA and had dinner at an Italian restaurant. I learned that Winchester was the girlhood home of Patsy Cline. On Saturday, Jake and I went to a few more wineries early in the day and that evening we drove into Maryland to see Jon and Ellen. Jon is living in this historical stone house (which he's agreed to write a paper about) in the middle of a sketchy neighborhood. There's this topless go-go dancer place across the street and the whole area is filled with liquor stores and pawn shops. Jon's little cute house with a white picket fence seems totally out of place.
Anyway, we went out to Franklin's, a brewpub not far from their place for dinner. The interesting thing about this brewpub is that it has a giftshop attached to it that sells kids' toys, candy, refrigerator magnets, random food, beer, and all sorts of quirky stuff. We went back to their place afterwards and played poker and euchre. I lost all of my chips in poker...but we weren't betting any money so I don't care. I probably would've played more conservatively if we were actually betting money and if I hadn't been drinking...
Yesterday, Jake and I toured Mount Vernon. It was 110 degrees with the heat index, which made it super uncomfortable. I bought my dad this plastic axe filled with cherry sours that says "I cannot tell a lie" on it for his birthday...not so much because I think he'll like it but more because I found it amusing.
Okay, well, now I have to figure out what I'm going to do today while Jake is at work...

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Family Matters

My parents forgot to leave behind a car for my brother this morning. He had to go to Ripon for a sports physical and was planning on taking my parents' Toyota. They, however, took the Toyota to work without thinking about it. I was in the shower at 7:15 this morning when I heard my brother banging on the bathroom door. I asked him what he wanted, but I couldn't hear him in the bathroom. I peeked my head out the bathroom door, and my brother was like, "Mom and Dad forgot to leave me a car. Can I take your car to go running with Vanessa?" He was standing there holding my car keys, which means that he rummaged through my purse while I was in the shower, which is slightly annoying. I let him take my car, though. I couldn't believe that he was up so early this morning, because yesterday he got pissed when Jake called here at 11am and woke him up.
My family is on crack, I swear...I can't wait to leave tomorrow morning. I'm sick of people rummaging through my stuff while I'm in the shower, forcing me to eat dinner at 4pm, and just being annoying in general. I asked my mom if she would like me to make dinner tonight for her birthday, and she said no, so hopefully she won't complain when she comes home and I haven't made dinner. My dad asked me last night if I was making dinner today. I think he was hoping I would, because he bought my mom a cake and it would make more sense to eat cake after we've had dinner. However, I think my mom is just planning on eating fast food in Berlin before my dad's softball game tonight, which means that we'll probably have to eat cake before she leaves for that...
Well whatever...I'll be out of here soon...Washington, D.C. tomorrow!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Golden Corral

My family and I went for dinner at Golden Corral in Appleton last night. Here's a picture of my nephew. I think it was the first time he'd ever eaten corn on the cob.

The Fair

Lelani and I went to the Green Lake county fair yesterday. I've decided that I am too old to go on carnival rides anymore. They make me feel sick to my stomach. I think my body is telling me that I am stupid for getting into something that shakes me around and throws me up and down in the air. Plus, I think the whole setup of carnivals is a little bit freaky. The rides are all put together and operated by people whose expertise I question...
Lelani and I did get our picture taken in the American Gothic cutout thing, though...this picture is going on all of my Christmas cards this year...
Here's a picture of me on the Hurricane, the first ride we went on. This is before the thing started moving, so at least I'm not sick yet in this picture...

Saturday, August 06, 2005


I went to Madison on Friday night. Liz, Sarah, and I went to the Great Dane for dinner and then we got together with Stacey and Nathan and went to the Cardinal Bar. Here's a picture of Stacey, Nathan, Sarah, and Liz at the bar. It was 80s night and we all danced. There were some creepy guys there that were staring at us and one of them came up and tapped me on the shoulder and said, "We've been watching you girls me what you've got." And I was like, "" The guy got up all close to me and dipped down onto the floor in front of me, but I didn't move at all...I just stood there frozen. I walked away from him and I think I made him a little mad...but whatever, he was creepy...he kept trying to go up to all sorts of random girls and force himself onto them as a dance partner. Anyway, I did get to hear a few quality 80s songs...I think that I've concluded that I need to learn all of the dance moves to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" as soon as I prove that I have mastered the kareoke version of "Baby Got Back".
Today, Liz, Sarah, and I went to the farmer's market in the morning and then we ate lunch out on the Terrace. Here's me with some of the Terrace chairs and Lake Mendota in the background. It was actually really nice outside today and it wasn't too humid. This afternoon we all went and saw Wedding Crashers. I thought that it was entertaining and the idea behind it was interesting. Anyway, I think that I'll give it a 7 out of was amusing but not too far from your average comedy. Maybe just a bit raunchier than the average comedy? Anyway, I think the movie is probably more appealing to guys in general...Jake, if you had to rate the movie, what would you give it?

Thursday, August 04, 2005

You be the critic

There's this cool thing in the back of a book I checked out at the library. It says, "You be the critic" and tells people that have read the book to write a checkmark next to one of three categories that the book best fits into. The three columns are: Great, Good, and Don't Bother...
That's awesome! Why have I never seen this in a library book before? Do these things get put in library books often? Am I just inattentive?

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Two more days of class

Yay...I'm almost done with summer class. I told myself that I would start on the final paper tonight, but I haven't yet...
I have to meet with my group in 25 minutes. We're giving a presentation on Friday. Oh...that's another good thing...the next two days of class are going to be group presentations, so I don't have to listen to our prof. drone on and on.
I'm hoping to go to Madison this weekend. I'm waiting to hear from Sarah to see if she'll be around...
I have to find a birthday present for my mom...anyone have any good ideas?

I's a smartie...

Well, I sort of doubt that my actual IQ is 125...but if this thing wants to tell me I'm a smartie, I'll take it...
Yeah right, genius in math, my ass...this is based off of four questions!

Your IQ Is 125

Your Logical Intelligence is Exceptional
Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius
Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius
Your General Knowledge is Above Average

Monday, August 01, 2005

Wisconsin Circuit Courts

So, I found out from my classmates last week that there is a website you can go to and look up anyone's name to find out if they've had any kind of criminal charges against them or if they've had to go to civil court within Wisconsin. You can even find out about speeding tickets that people have had. One girl told me that she goes there and looks up random people she meets in the bar and people that she's considered dating and whatnot, just to make sure that they haven't been charged with all sorts of serious crimes or anything. I was fascinated, and of course, looked up a bunch of people that I know...I guess this website has been around for quite a have I never heard of this?
Anyway, tonight on the news, I heard that they might get end up charging a fee to use the website or get rid of older cases listed on the website because the state supreme court thinks that the site might be used by employers in order to discriminate against people listed on the site. Interesting...

Squiggle Wiggle Pen

I had a dream last night that I was on the phone with a friend of mine and he told me that I would soon get a "swiggle" pen. I woke up remembering this pen that I had when I was a had a battery in it and when you wrote with it it would make all sorts of little swirls. Anybody else have a pen like this? I tried looking up "swiggle" pen on google, but it corrected me by saying, did you mean squiggle pen? Which, I suppose I did, since squiggle's an actual word, unlike swiggle...
Anyway, the first website I went to about the squiggle pen talked about how this woman used the pen to masturbate...
Hmmm...I wonder what Freud would have to say about what the squiggle pen symbolizes in a dream...
"Sometimes a squiggle pen is just a squiggle pen"

Sunday, July 31, 2005

By the way...

Sorry to keep putting up pictures of my feet. It's just that I have no life and nothing else to take pictures of right now. I hope I'm not grossing people out...

Are my feet any tanner?

Well, it's been about a week and I've been trying to get my feet tan. I haven't worn my Tevas at all, and I've been trying to spend a bit of time outside everyday. But, as you can see, I don't think that it's working...Do I have to put sunblock on the parts of my feet that are tan already or something?
How do you like my new nail polish? The name of the color is "femme fatale". I feel weird wearing such a bright color on my toes.

I found my jumpdrive!

So, yeah...I'm an idiot. I got off the phone with my sister this morning and decided that it wouldn't hurt if I searched my car for my jumpdrive one more time. I'd searched around the passenger side of the car previously (because I usually throw my purse over there, and I keep my jumpdrive inside my purse...), so I figured I wouldn't find anything. I searched the passenger side again, and then as I was looking across the car, I noticed a bit of blue yarn underneath the driver's side. It was the blue yarn that I keep tied to my jumpdrive! It was underneath the seat in my car the entire time! I think that it must have fallen out of my purse as I was digging around for my car keys while sitting in the driver's seat. I think I need to go to school and make some backups of files so that something similar doesn't happen again...

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Farmer's Market

I went for a walk this morning and came across the downtown farmer's market. I've been to the farmer's market there once before, but that time there was only a collection of a few vendors and they all were selling, like, the same three items. Today, the market was a little bigger...still nothing in comparison to the farmer's market in Madison, but, at least a better selection of things than what was there earlier in the year. I wonder how long the market runs. I hope it still runs in the fall during the beginning of the school year, because I want to actually plan to go to it and buy stuff, instead of just running across it when I go walk to the Acoustic Cafe for a coffee. Today all I bought was a bunch of cucumbers, just because I have a bunch of food in my fridge right now, and I don't want to have to throw away a bunch of food when I leave Eau Claire again in like a week.
Okay, I think that I am going to go hang around outside for a little while...I've still got to work on getting my feet tan...

Bacon Wrapped Lamb Filets with Pesto

I bought a bottle of wine last night. It's just a cheap wine that is a blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Savignon. I got it home and read the back label and had to laugh because of what it said about food pairings on it. It says "This wonderful wine is a perfect match for bacon wrapped lamb filets with pesto." Who sits around and says, "Tonight I think I'll make bacon wrapped lamb filets with pesto"? It's like the wine bottle was trying to tell me what I should make for dinner...aren't the suggestions on the back of the wine bottle supposed to be broad? Like, this wine works well with seafood or beef or something? I wonder if the person writing that label just decided that they'd just put the craziest food suggestion ever on it...

Friday, July 29, 2005

Baby got backpack?

The tv was on in the background the other day while I was getting ready in the morning, and Target has this new commercial now for their back-to-school supplies. It's to the tune of "Baby got back" and the lyrics start off, "I like backpacks and I cannot lie..." I'm impressed. I think that it takes a little bit of work to change the lyrics to that song. I want to see that commercial again so I can hear exactly how they changed them.
What song is easy to change the lyrics to? I think that the chorus to Van Halen's "Panama" can pretty much be made into anything. It's easiest with words and phrases with three syllables, though...I guess if you used my name, for example, in that chorus, it'd have to be "Ca-an-dee".
I think that "baby got back" is turning out to be the summer's theme song. Lelani, when are we gonna find a kareoke place?

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


I think when I move out by Jake, we'll end up getting a dog together. What should we name it? Jake likes the name Gizmo, but that's his parents' dog's name. We can't have two Gizmos running around, in my opinion. When we get a dog, I want to train it to go to the fridge and bring me back a beer. Therefore, my vote for the dog's name is Brewski. Isn't that an awesome name? Lelani (since I'm convinced you're the only person who reads my blog regularly), what do you think?

Poof! My thesis is gone!

I can't find my jump drive. Damn it. I have my whole thesis on there and I'm stupid, so I didn't make backup files of it...
The last time I remember seeing it, I used it in the computer lab yesterday morning to print off my journal for class. I went back into that lab today, but I didn't see it. I also searched the library at school and asked the people at the desk about it. I called the grocery store, the public library, the plasma place, and the auto mechanic's...none of them had it. It's super shitty if I can't get it back. I think tomorrow I'll search that computer lab again to see if it's there...

Monday, July 25, 2005

Fixing my car

Well, I decided that I am going to get my car fixed tomorrow because it'll save me money. The first place the guy at the shop called to order the parts said it would cost $400, which freaked me out. He called another place in town and also someone in the Twin Cities. If I would've asked to have it fixed today (with the parts from in town), it would've cost $280. He estimated that it'll cost me $210 tomorrow (with the parts he's ordering from the Cities). I hope that it doesn't take a really long time to get the car fixed tomorrow. I waited around the shop for about an hour today before the mechanics had time to take a peek at my car and order parts.

I love ice cream

This is interesting...I think I have to go out and buy some Rocky Road ice cream now since I guess I am Rocky Road. I can't remember the last time I ate rocky road...what's even in it? It's like, marshmallow and peanuts, right?

You Are Rocky Road Ice Cream
Unpredictable and wild, you know how to have fun.
You're also a trendsetter who takes risks with new things.
You know about the latest and greatest - and may have invented it.
You are most compatible with vanilla ice cream.

Sunday, July 24, 2005


My feet are tanned all funny. They've tanned this way for the past three summers because I always wear the same Teva sandals outside all the time. I can't help it...the Tevas are the only comfortable summer shoes that I have. Anyway, yesterday I bought a pair of dress sandals for when I go to practicum next semester but my funky tan lines are bothering me. My goal is to even out my tan lines before school starts in September. I think that I'm going to have to not wear my Tevas anymore this summer so that my feet don't look so messed up anymore. HOpefully in a couple of weeks I can put up another post that shows feet that are evenly tanned...

My weekend

So, Maria came on Friday and we went to the Leinie's brewery together. I also took her out to Mogie's Pub for dinner and to the Acoustic Cafe to see a bluegrass band. Here is a picture of us out at the bar on Friday night. We went out with a couple people from my program. Maria said that it was her first real "college bar" experience. She says that the bars she goes to in Houghton are typically full of local people and only a few college kids.
Lelani made her way up to Eau Claire Saturday morning. We ended up having to drive her car to the mall because of my car problems (see previous post). We ran into this totally wicked storm on the way. The whole sky was green and the rain was so heavy that we had to pull off the road and wait for the storm to calm down. To kill some time, we went to this place called La Cheese (classy name, eh?) for outside of Elk Mound for lunch. La Cheese had some interesting decor. For example, the place had a popcorn machine filled with plastic cows. However, the service was slow, the menu was confusing, and the sound system was only playing static, not music. Maria concluded that she'd have to give the place a half star rating.

Here's a picture of Lelani sitting in La Cheese.

Cars Suck

So, I was going to drive Maria and Lelani to the Mall of America this weekend, but I only got a few blocks away from my house when my car started making a loud noise whenever I pressed on the gas. We pulled over and my muffler had come loose. So, we started to drive back to my house and some of the pipe connected to the muffler also came loose and started to drag on the ground. We left my car at my apartment and took Lelani's car instead. This morning, we pulled the pipe and muffler off and put them back by the garbage dumpster at my house. Here they are.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Lite Brite, Lite Brite Turn on the Magic of Colored Lights!

Check this out...there's a place where you can play with a Lite Brite online!
Play with Lite Brite!

Heat Wave

It's like 96 degrees outside today. It's been in the 90s for over a week now. Whenever I go outside for like 5 minutes, I sweat all over myself. I really want it to cool off. I think it's supposed to storm tonight. I hope it does...I need to it cool off because I can't stand my un-airconditioned apartment...


Jake told me that he saw an armwrestling tournament on tv. He said it was kind of stupid, but now I want to see armwrestling on tv. I've always been pretty bad at armwrestling, but I think it would be cool to train and tell people that I am preparing to be a professional armwrestler.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

School Sux

So, I'm back in class now...
I'm irritated with our professor. He keeps referring to the school psych people as "school counselors". We're not counselors- that's only like a tiny, tiny bit of what we do. None of the five school psych people in the class has bothered to correct him though.
Plus, this prof. spouted out this statistic about how we learn 70% of what we know before third grade. What bullshit. How could that possibly be measured? He was totally making it's so irritating. I wish I was learning something useful instead of made up statistics that can't possibly be the result of a valid and reliable study. Ugh!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Contribute to Science

I took a survey conducted by MIT about blogging. If you have a blog, you should take it, too...
Take the MIT Weblog Survey

Friday, July 08, 2005

Candy's Fourth of July

On the 4th, Jake, Justin, and I went into DC and watched a parade. Here Jake and I are sitting on the curb along Constitution Ave. waiting for the parade to start. Before the parade started, Jake and Justin went to pick up Potbelly subs for lunch and I held our spot along the curb. See the woman sitting on the curb next to me? She is from Chicago and told me that while she was in college, she used to go to the original Potbelly restaurant near Lincoln Park.
After the parade was over, we all went to watch Bewitched at the movie theatre. Did you know that a large soda at the movies is equivalent to a 2 liter bottle? Isn't that crazy? But you'd have to be a sucker to buy the small get many more ounces per dollar buying the large. Screw health!
Here's a picture of Justin and Jake at the parade, clapping along with one of the songs played by a marching band. Anyway, after we went and saw Bewitched, we went out for mexican food and had a couple of pitchers of margaritas. It made going to the fireworks that night more fun. I'm trying to remember the name of the place we went to because it was good...I think it might have been Lauriol or something like's near Dupont Circle. Yeah...I think I just found it it is:

Back in Eau Claire

Well, today is the first day that I'm back in Eau Claire. Yesterday, I stayed at my parents' house and during the day we went up to Fond du Lac to see my sister and nephew and take them to the park. It's kind of nice to be back in E.C., because I can do whatever I want on my own drink bloody marys and read a Lewis Black book in bed, which is what I opted to do this afternoon instead of doing more productive things. At home, I feel like I spend a lot of time pacing around, looking for stuff to at least I can find stuff to do, although it's not always that productive.
I start class again on Monday. I hope that this class isn't a huge pain...but we'll see...
I found out today that I am getting a second assistantship position for next year, which means that a) I'll be making more money and b) I'll still be able to get health insurance through the university. Yay!
As promised, I am posting pictures from my most recent stay with Jake in the DC area. Here is Jake eating a burger at Five Guys in Alexandria. Every burger there is served with two patties on it...those suckers are huge! I think next time I'm out there we'll have to go and get burgers there again...but I shouldn't plan on having any other red meat the whole week, because I'm pretty sure the amount of meat in one of those burgers exceeds what most dieticians recommend. I would ask Justin's sister (who's studying to be a dietician), but apparently she thinks that turkey is red meat, so I think I should be skeptical about any response she gives to a question about red meat.
Here's a picture of me...I'm drunk and pretending that Jake's pool balls are my eyeballs. Oh's wonderful. I feel like I should write more to fill up the space next to this picture. I'm not sure what to say though...
Do I look my age? Jake and I were in Trader Joe's one day looking at wine and this woman who was stocking the wine shelves said to us, "I should card both of you just for browsing." It was interesting that she said that to both of us. If it was just to me, I wouldn't have been too surprised, but I feel like Jake usually doesn't get carded. I think he probably looks his age. Maybe since he shaved off his goatee he looks a bit younger though..Jake, do you get carded more now that you don't have a goatee? I feel like I must look like I'm fourteen or something...