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Is it wrong of me to be very, very happy that the scrawny Chicken Little kid is gone from American Idol? I mean, really. Either that kid has a very large family or there's a lot of 10 year old girls watching American Idol for him to stay on the show this long. We've been rooting for that kid to get voted off for weeks.


An actual update, for once.

So I know I don't update very often, and when I do, I don't usually say much that's, well, interesting or intelligent. I'm sorry for that. But! I actually have something to say today. (And, by the way, I'm sorry this is a little late. It's been a busy week.)

Last weekend, when the weather was so nice, Adam and I decided to actually get out of the house and go up to Hampton Beach. The plan was to find someplace open for lunch, walk along the boardwalk, walk along the beach, maybe get some drinks at a bar, maybe spend the night. We got up there later than we planned on, and hardly anyplace was open, so lunch turned into early dinner, and our walk on the beach turned into a just-after-sunset walk on the beach. It was nice, though, there were much fewer people on the beach, and the moon was full enough that there was enough light to see by......to make a long story short, it was a really sweet, romantic night at the beach, and we're now engaged.

To answer the two most common questions we've gotten so far: It wasn't a complete surprise. I knew it was coming at some point, but I didn't know it was going to happen this weekend. And we haven't set a date yet, but we are thinking September 2007; that's the month after I graduate, so it'll be easier to plan free time.

We're really happy. :)


Random thoughts.

Yesterday was full of food. We bought the Rival Crock Pot BBQ-Pit at Filene's for only $50 (regularly $130) and made baby back ribs. Yumm-mmy. So, so good. We couldn't even remove the ribs intact, because the bones literally fell out of the meat. We also made potato salad, macaroni and cheese in the regular crock pot, and vanilla and chocolate twinkies (or cream canoes, as the packaging of the pan calls them). So much yummy food. Homemade chocolate twinkies are sooo good.

Today was a long day. I had my first day of clinicals for the semester at St. Elizabeth's. It went pretty well, considering I haven't done a complete history and physical since November. It was quite a pain in the butt to get to on public transportation, though. Orange line to red line to a bus to walking up the hill. The kicker was when I got to the hospital and one of my classmates said, "Hey, where'd you go after lab? I was gonna see if you wanted a ride." Doh. He was nice enough to give me a ride to one of the green line stops before heading back to the hospital to pick up one of our other classmates.

Now I have a headache, and I'm sitting here, waiting for my migraine pill to kick in, wearing my flannel pants with sledding dogs on them waiting for Adam to get home with Papa Gino's penne and meatballs. After dinner, I think I'm going to have a chocolate twinkie and play The Sims 2 Open for Business. No studying for me tonight, I'm beat.

And tomorrow? After my first OB-GYN class and my evil surgery class, I'm going out to buy the Harry Potter Goblet of Fire DVD. I'm a little embarassed to admit that I never saw it in the theatres. Oh well.

Well Put.

From the simpsons:

Marge: Bart, don't make fun of grad students. They've just made bad life choices.

In other news, I absolutely love the Mountain Dew MDX commercial with the singing nocturnal animals. It cracks me up every time. I also really like the new Dove commercials with the little girls singing True Colors. It makes me teary (yeah, I'm a sap).


Feb. 10th, 2006

Being a copycat, as usual. This one seem neat, though. Would you mind contributing to this?


Silly mailman.

I ordered a bunch of yarn from KnitPicks for a potential project for the Knitting Olympics, and I'm pretty sure it arrived in the mail yesterday...but I don't have my yarn, nor do I know for sure that that's what was in the package. Why? Because the mailman didn't deliver it. Instead, I got a "Sorry we missed you!" card saying that they'll try to redeliver it or that I can pick it up at the post office. The funny thing is...I was home at the time. I was home all day yesterday. Now, granted, my mailbox is at the end of my road, not directly in front of my house, but my road has *four* houses on it. My whole road is shorter than my driveway in New Salem was. And I've seen the mail truck backing down my road to my neighbor's house before. So apparently, if I get a package too big to fit into my mailbox, I'll have to be waiting next to mailbox to collect it. Silly mailman.




Apparently I made the right choice, somewhat.

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One semester down, five to go.

Well, I'm officially done with my first semester of PA school. That's....16.667% done with school! Another 20 months to go! Whooo!

The weather this morning was just gross, as my mother would say. Everything covered by a sheet of ice. I left the house at 6:00, planning to catch the 6:28 commuter rail train into Boston. At 6:26, with my car in 4-wheel drive and going about 15 miles per hour, I spun out and hit a guard rail/snowbank. No worries, the only damage was a scratch to my bumper. But it did shake me up a little, especially when I realized that I wasn't going to catch the train, so I went back home, and Adam drove me to Alewife to catch the T. I would've just stayed home except I had a final at 8:00. I ended up being about five minutes late to my exam, which wasn't a problem; the instructor was just going over some announcements for next semester.

I'm glad my finals are over. My brain could use the break.

In other news, if anyone's looking for knitting supplies online, I'm sorry to say that I can't recommend JKL Needles. I placed an order there almost a month ago for some circular needles to make Adam's fuzzy feet for Christmas....and I still don't have them. They never charged my credit card, thankfully, but they also didn't respond to my followup email asking what was going on, and now they have a message up on their website saying they all have the flu and won't be shipping out any orders until Monday. I'm not expecting to get the needles.

Plans for the weekend: Tonight, nada. Tomorrow, Medstar Christmas party! Sunday, who knows? Maybe seeing the new Harry Potter movie and/or the Chronicles of Narnia. Monday, work!