Monday, February 27, 2006

Monday, February 20, 2006

so cold

hmm, I'm a bit tired of being cold. I feel like I'm cold ALL the time. Now some people may say, I'm fine and I don't even turn my heater on in my apartment. But let me say, that my house is pretty drafty. Air comes in everywhere, including under the front door and along all the windows. I think my house is pretty much the same temperature as outside. Oh, well, I suppose it isn't that bad. I can't remember what it's like to be hot, so right now I can't decide if it is more painful to be cold or hot. Right now, I am at home in my fleece pants and sweatshirt and my funny hat on. I am sitting in front of the gas furnace (yes, it's finally been turned on. My dad showed me how to light it when he was here) trying to get some work done.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Valentine's Day...

I really don't put too much emphasis on Valentine's Day, because I do feel like it has turned into a more materialistic holiday rather than the opportunity to tell your loved ones that you love them and appreciate them (although, this should be done regularly). Still, I have to say I was really excited about getting roses from Adrian. I've never gotten roses before and it was nice to get them (but I don't think getting roses should be a regular occurrence as they are expensive and don't last too long). He also got me chocolates, a Charlie Brown book on Valentine's Day, and a stuffed Cottonelle dog with a frame in his tummy. Adrian put a little picture of Lucy and Patches in it. It's funny. I like it a lot. As a Valentine's haiku goes:
Flowers and candy
Do not prove love, Valentine
But they do not hurt

I got him the books with the Fish comics, our favorite Aggie comic (and only, it seems from looking at the Battalion these days). Then we went to Quiznos and split a sandwich (turkey on rosemary parmesan bread) and watched the epispde of Simpson's called "Lisa's Wedding." It was cute. It was a good Valentine's Day. :)

Saturday, February 04, 2006

yonder mountain string band

Last night, Adrian and I went to Houston to see the Yonder Mountain String Band. They consist of 4 guys: a mandolin, guitar, banjo, and upright bass. They were really good. There were a lot more people than I had anticipated. The only bad thing was that it didn't start until 9, so it was a late night and a lot of people were smoking. I think I washed my smoky clothes in 3 different loads.

It was a very different crowd from the Nickel Creek concert we went to in Los Angeles. I think Nickel Creek might be a little classier. YMSB was a lot of fun, though. But I think Chris Thile plays the mandolin better.

Today was such a beautiful day. I like Saturdays spent doing chores around the house and outside. I washed tons of clothes and blankets and sheets and washed Lucy. We cut up a pineapple, stirred the compost, and tried to clean my quartz clusters that I got in Arkansas last semester some more. We also tied some more corn cobs in the trees for the squirrels. Lucy got to run around with her dog friends, Mason and Dixie. Now I am making a volcano for my petrology lab next week.

Thursday, February 02, 2006


oh, Bonnaroo, how I yearn to go...but I suppose I probably should not. It would cost too much and would probably be a bit too crazy. Still, Nickel Creek and tons of others will be there...