Tuesday, August 23, 2005

extreme sadness + stress = much more future grey hairs...

today i spent a great deal of time in the mineralogy lab trying to reacquaint myself with the blocks. i actually remembered lots of stuff. i just hope that i am a good mineralogy TA. i enjoy working with Dr. Popp. he's a strange one, but very helpful and encouraging in his own way.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

hummm, I've looked at my blog and saw I had five comments. Well, I was all excited until I saw that these comments were really a way for people to advertise. Talk about annoying. So, alas, I have changed the settings on my blog so that only registered users can comment. This is somewhat sad as Amy is the only one who has commented lately and she is not a registered user. But I suppose it is only fair, as I cannot comment on her xanga.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

questions, questions

So, this question came to me whilst I was uselessly perusing the general board of Texags: What makes a girl hot?

Apparently, from someone’s comment, a very pretty girl does not necessarily a hot girl make. So we are left with the original question: what does make a girl hot? Is “hot” more a state of mind? Can a girl who isn’t pretty be “hot”? Or is hot a subset of pretty? Is “hot” a quality that comes and goes, sort of like good hair days? Or is a hot girl always hot regardless of circumstances?

These are just some questions that I have about the whole hot girl topic. Another thought: once you use the word “hot” a billion times in one paragraph, it begins to lose meaning…

well, I talked to Mariann, Monica, and Justin (Monica's bro) about this the other night. I don't think I got any real answers though. Justin tried pointing out some girls that he considered "hot". It seemed the common thread was skimpy clothing. oh, well, I guess I must not really be the "hot" type.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Dixie and Lucy

Dixie and Lucy have now played twice since my last post. It is quite comical. Dixie is sooooo tall with long, long legs. At first when they meet to play, Lucy looks at Dixie and thinks, "Whoa, you're big." But then they start playing. Lucy runs around and Dixie chases her. Sometimes, Lucy gets tangled in Dixie's long legs and goes tumbling. She always seems to get dirty after playing with Dixie. I may sound like a mean dog mom but I think getting roughed up a little by Dixie is good for Lucy so she can understand what Kiley felt like back in our Sara Drive days.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

I'm back in my office, attempting to get something done, but not being too successful....

I am officially moved in! I really like my cute, little house on Foster. I almost have everything situated. Monica is coming this weekend and says that she will help me decorate. So hopefully, she can tear herself away from Jeremy long enough to help me out. (just kidding, Mon...)

Lucy and I met the Great Dane that lives next door. Her name is Dixie and she's really sweet. Perhaps, she and Lucy can become friends. Also, the girls that live across the street from me came by to introduce themselves. They seem really nice, and they are graduate students. Two are grad students in education and one is in math. Horrible thing is that I forgot the girl's name who is a math grad student! Hopefully, we will meet again.

Ugh, that reminds me of Mariann's cousin in Bishop. hee hee. For some reason, she thinks my name is Amy and she has thought so for so long now that I can't really correct her at this point. So, I guess my name will just always be Amy to her. It's kind of funny but awkward all at the same time.

And guess what? Next weekend, Adrian is coming to visit me! I'm super excited! I have lots to keep me busy until then, so the time should pass quickly. :)

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Purple Room!!!

The Purple Room is complete! I'm very pleased with it; it's beautiful! I now have a Purple Room, a Green Room, a Red Room, a Yellow Room, and a Blue Bathroom. :)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Well, I was proud of myself for figuring out how to post a picture for my profile, but now I see that it's super small. I don't really have any close-up pictures of my face - but perhaps that's for a reason.

I am somewhat tired after today. I went up to Halbouty again, but this time I got a lot done and was able to talk to my advisor for awhile. It seems that I will be looking through a microscope at my samples for hours and hours and hours on end. I'm starting to feel overwhelmed when I think about my project and how much I need to DO to finish...

Amy and I have made fabulous progress on the room that we are painting. It already looks so much happier than dark, depressing, enveloping midnight blue. :)

oh well, I guess this won't be a post of witticisms, off to read statistics...

Monday, August 01, 2005


So here I am sitting in my office in Halbouty...doing absolutely NOTHING! I came here thinking I would get tons done, but alas, I am just sitting aimlessly wondering hmmm, what should I do?

Also, I lugged my laptop across campus to get lots of work done on it but haven't accomplished anything. This laptop is quite heavy. I am not looking forward to lugging it back to my car. I am hoping to get a basket on my bike that will accomodate my laptop because pathetic as it may sound, I really cannot keep carrying it around.

that is all...