31 March 2004

Update, of sorts...

I tried on my dress today. I love it! It needs major hemming (Feet? What feet?), and a few other alterations to hide some unmentionables, but all in all, it's a great dress. I got to my folks' in time to talk to Jess for a bit. She was there to pick up her dress from my mom's, as well. Mom and my sibs and I all got our hair done (my ends needed a desperate trim) and we visited with Sheila for a bit. She's coming back 2 June and will stay until the day after the wedding.

I had fun with mom and company. We got my brother's blacklight out and were having fun with that. If you got it close enough, you could see my and Lar's contacts on our eyes; there was a purple ring around the iris. I was wearing a tie-dye Betty Boop shirt ("Don't hate me because I'm cute!") and JR was wearing a white t-shirt, and they were all lit up, and you could see all the dust on our clothes and in our hair. It was too neat!

Anyway, I should probably head off to bed, seeing as how I have to get up at 9:30. Eleven more days of class to go! Time really flies by nowadays. Bookie's going to be a year old in a month! That's just crazy.... I'm getting old!

Another Website of the Day:homepage.ntlworld.com/gaz18jf/weapon-of-choice.html

I got a call from my mom last night, and..... she has the bridesmaid dresses! I'm so excited! I'm going to try and go today to try mine on and see if I need any fittings. I just might, seeing as how they didn't have the dress in my size at David's Bridal, so I had to try on another dress that had the same basic style and fit. Moueska's should be in soon, since she had to get hers later.

A hairstylist friend of ours who recently moved to Texas (?) is coming for a visit, so my family's going to get some trimming done. My brother's gonna need it, cause his hair is poofy (Heeheeheeee! Touch the poofy!). Lar's gonna see if she can do hair for the wedding.

I had to write a paper for my history class. *clears throat* "Explain why and why not the 1920's was the beginning of modern times for America". Thing took me for freakin' ever to write today. It probably would have been easier if he wouldn't wait until two days before the paper's due, but, as somebody my hubby knew from Peru said, "What could you do?"

Well, that's mainly what I wanted to say. Nothing else I can think of, so I guess I'd better head off to bed. Talk atcha later!

P.S. If anybody can come up with a decent nickname for my husband, suggest away!

Website of the day: www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/29/

25 March 2004

Movie night!

I had a girl's night with my mom, my sister, and my mother-in-law last night, and we went and saw Calendar Girls at the cheap show. What a great movie! There were a few other groups of women in the theatre, also probably out on a girl's night. What's interesting about the plot is that it's based on a true story. It's so funny! Definitely a "chick flick", but better! As usual, when I got home, I just had to look it up on IMDb. What I found most interesting is that the women on which the movie is based had cameo appearances. I couldn't point them out if you asked me to, but they are there. All six are credited as "Highgyll W.I. Lady" on the cast list.

I have three things to look forward to. My last day of class is 8 May, Lar's wedding is 5 June, and my husband and I are going with my family to see the final City of Josephpageant in Nauvoo, Ill. 28 July. Our dresses are in and hopefully we can get them this weekend. Lar got me my shoes and jewelry last week, and they're so pretty. I've been thinking and technically I'm not a bridesmaid. I'm a bridesmatron, because I'm married.

Well, I'm off to dinner. Later gators!

22 March 2004

Ridin' On My Hobby Horse

I need a hobby! This is the concensus in (our part of) the house. There are times I don't mind just sitting on my tookus when I'm done with homework and studying, but I quickly run out of things to do on my computer after checking my e-mail, seeing what my friends have blogged about, and seeing whatever else is new on the websites I frequent. So the husb and I did a little "interests inventory" (basically listed a bunch of hobbies and how interested I would be in taking up one or more) and seeing what neat and exciting things I could be doing rather than, well, nothing. The highest up on my list was photography, drawing, and writing. I'm an okay writer, as long as I have something to write about, my art is about as good as a middle school kid, and the best picture I took was of some storm clouds that looked really nifty. But all that might well soon change. If my other half (he needs a nickname, he really does) needs to take any beginning art classes (he doesn't need to talent-wise, but credit-wise is another story), then I've offered to take some with him. Heck, I need some electives! Kill two birds with one stone: try out a potential hobby, and get credit at the same time. I can deal. I still need to take College Comp II, that might help my writing. The photography will probably need the most work, but I think it will be fun. The Quest for a Hobby begins!

We're taking m'honey to the chiro tomorrow for some tests, so I'd better head off to bed. We put some glow-in-the-dark star stickers on our ceiling, and it looks so neat!

18 March 2004

Hello again...

Hello all! Just letting you all know that I'm still around.

Just a few updates. My honey has decided to drop his current major (Programmer) and go into art instead. I fully support him in this. He's been having back problems that have been getting worse. The programming degree was taxing, and he has had no joy in his work. He likes to use computers, but the programming degree was quite literally debilitating him. He's going to do something he wants to do now, and that's art. He saw his chiro Tuesday, and he's going back twice next week to have tests done and to see the results. Our chiro's a good friend of the family, and we're so glad he's been able to help. Anytime someone has asked him what his major is, he's basically said, "My major is in programming, but I'd rather be in art." He picked programming because he figured it would bring him more money in the future. He was doing fine during Spring Break, but he was in excruciating pain by Monday. From what his mom said (she had to take him because he could not do anything without lots of pain), the difference between him walking into the chiro's office and walking out was as different as night and day. I'm so glad he's doing so much better.

I'm fine, though. I've had a slightly sore throat since yesterday, but that's about it. I'm so excited! I'm going with Lar, Von, and the other bridesmaids for a facial/makeover on Tuesday. My history teacher gave my group until Tuesday to do our presentation, which was supposed to be done today. The other group consisted of one guy who didn't have his presentation. But I'm not complaining! We had to say that the stock-market crash was not the major cause of the Great Depression (which it wasn't, there were a few other factors as well).

Unfortunately, our phone is down at the house. We called up the repair line on my cell, and they said it should be better by tomorrow around 4 p.m. (Thank goodness for the cable connection!) They knocked out a doorway in the basement wall for the new room while I was in class. They should be able to continue working on the house Monday.

We're having papa a la huancaína for dinner tonight. It's a dish from Peru, made with potatoes and a sort of cheese sauce on lettuce, surrounded by hard-boiled eggs and black olives. This was one of my husband's favorite dishes in Peru. Sounds good!


08 March 2004

Sad News

I regret to inform fans of Spalding Gray that his body found in the East River this weekend. He had been missing since Sunday, January 10th, 2004.

I first learned of this sad news while checking the news on MSN. The IMDb also had an article.

For anybody who wonders, "Who in the heck was this guy?", you might remember him as Fran's therapist "Dr. Jack Miller" on The Nanny from 1997-1998, and as "Dr. Geisler" in the movie Kate & Leopold. I first realized who he was when I took a theatre class last semester. We were studying some playwrights and actors from modern days, and we saw a part of his video Gray's Anatomy. He was pretty funny! I thought he looked and sounded familiar, and figured it out when I got home and checked his name on IMDb.

He will be sorely missed.

5 June 1941 - 10 January (?) 2004

06 March 2004

It's Been A Year Already?

I'll spare everybody all the gooey, lovey details, but here it is. A year ago Sunday, I became the happiest woman in the world. So much happened the day we got married: he forgot the marriage license, so he sent two of his sisters to get it (it's about forty-five minutes both ways). Fifteen minutes before they got back, he realized that he forgot my wedding band, so we borrowed one of his sister-in-law's bands. He also forgot his white shoes, so a nephew had to go buy some for him (he wore a white suit). I even thought about calling him to remind him to bring everything, but me being me, I didn't do it. All this made us start late, so our pictures were taken late. We went to visit my mom's dad in the hospital in our wedding outfits (we got lots of looks), and then went to our church building for a small dinner for those who got to see the sealing, plus a few friends. My in-laws were in charge of it.

The next day, I was supposed to be up and ready to go get my hair done at nine in the morning. We slept in. We were late getting to church to get ready for the reception and get more pictures taken. As a result, the reception started about half an hour or so late. But everything else there went smoothly. My friend Kristen caught the boquet (to the tune of "It's Raining Men"), and Von's boyfriend Bobert caught the garter (which Mark removed with his teeth ^_^ to the tune of "I'm Too Sexy"). All in all, everything was great.

And here we are, one year later, still happily in love. (Everybody now, "How sweet!") Anyway, that's enough sentimentality for one post.

Oh, by the by, I updated my website a bit, for the first time in forever (3 months). Not a whole lot, but enough. Some more quiz results, that kind of thing. If you're really bored, go check it out. ^_^

Enjoy Spring Break!

The Infamous T

02 March 2004

Another Year Older

Yep, this morning, sometime after 9:00, I turned 21. That makes me a full-blown adult! Woo! Speaking of which, I forgot to mention that Athene's birthday was on Saturday. Happy Birthday, Athene!

This is great. My birthday's today, Sunday is my first wedding anniversary, and the whole week after that is Spring Break! The only thing that would really make this great would be for m'hubby's back not to hurt. He got put in Monday, but his muscles are sore, and he thinks he's slightly out again. Poor guy! He also has a teacher he doesn't like because he's very vague in what he wants and doesn't teach very well. But other than that, all's good here. We're also having some remodeling done. My MIL will have a new office/sewing room/laundry room with a new pantry. We're also getting more storage space in the basement. (Woo.) Unfortunately, we can hear all the noise they make while they're working, and we're seriously considering going somewhere during Spring Break, just so we can get some sleep and enough rest. (Seriously. Honestly. Sleep. Rest. Yeah...)