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3/29/2006 Category :General 0

Depressing Stuff:

This week it seems my teachers and classmates are out to depress me. First thing Monday morning my tiny little old man of a British literature teacher starts out the 8:00 class talking in great detail of having to put his cat to sleep. There was line in a story we were reading and it made him think of that. Now, you know how much I love animals, so I really didn’t want to hear about the poor kitty with cancer and how it slept for two hours on his stomach before they took it to the vet and then stood there with it while it was put to sleep.

Then in my Shakespeare class that same day we were talking about tragedy plays and what the purpose of them was. So my teacher got to talking about sad movies. Terms of Endearment. Steel Magnolias. And of course she had to go over the plots of them for people who had never seen them.

And finally today in my grammar class over half the class was absent so we were talking about all the things people had going on in their lives and how this was just a bad week. A girl pipes up that her kitten died. Sad enough. But then she went into how it got hit by a car and had some broken bones but they thought it was going to live. And then it died.


There is a girl in my Shakespeare class who I’ve thought since the first day of school is a little odd. She talks to herself outloud. She’s just weird. But I would NEVER say that to her.

Today we were in a group together working on a project and someone in the group smelt like pickles. So I said, “Someone smells like pickles!” I suppose it’s a little bit of a random thing to say, but so what. And she turns to me and says, “Okayyyy,you are a little bit wierd!” I’m weird? Really? Hello pot, this is the kettle, you’re black!

Class discussion I liked:
For the person who thinks, life is a comedy.
For the person who feels, life is a tragedy.

Of course, I’d like to think that we all think and all feel so that life is a mixture of both comedy and tragedy.

Poem I liked:
Resume by Dorothy Parker

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

I think it’s a really funny comment on suicide. Not that I think suicide is funny or anything.

Today’s some people shouldn’t breed moment:

3/28/2006 Category :General 0

I just got back from my weekly doctor’s appointment and non-stress test. The doctor and the nurse that did my testing said everything is looking great! And the swelling that I had in my legs and ankles is looking better thanks to lots of putting my feet up on mounds of pillows.

As I was getting into the elevator to leave the hospital a lady wearing a hospital gown and attatched to an IV got on with me. She started asking me questions about when I was due and what I was having so I got brave and asked her if she was escaping since she was going down to the ground floor. Hey, she’d already told me I was huge, I didn’t feel there were any more boundries to cross. Turns out she was going down to smoke. No big deal you say. Maybe if she hadn’t told me that she was finding out the sex of her baby today. Who let her out to go smoke? I really wanted to tell someone to stop her, but who can you tell?


3/22/2006 Category :General 0

A headline I read today :

Health Tip: Some Allergies Are Year-Round

No kidding. I’m glad someone finally acknowledged that I might be sneezing and having itchy eyes all year instead of just seasonally!

Today’s deep thought

3/20/2006 Category :General 0

You know the little silver circle on the inside wall of a bath tub that drains the water when it gets above it? Why is that there? If bath tub makers only want you to fill the tub up to that line, then why do they make the tub deeper than that? I want the tub all the way full, not full to some arbitrary line.


3/20/2006 Category :General 1

Patrick and I actaully watched all three of our netflix over the weekend and today. Today’s choice: “Closer”. We’d heard a lot of great things about it, but sadly, we didn’t feel it lived up to all the hype.

The characters had no redeeming qualities and I didn’t even like them. It may be the first Julia Roberts character EVER that I didn’t like. Things came out of her mouth that just shouldn’t have. I mean, I know she’s an actress and just playing roles and that she probably doesn’t want to always be the good girl, but man!

We really didn’t get the point. It’s one of those movies you watch and at the end you say “that’s it? I want my two hours back!” We decided maybe we just aren’t sophisticated enough to get it.

Oh well, maybe the next set will be better.

The new look

3/20/2006 Category :General 1

Patrick switched where all our stuff is being hosted and had to make some changes on my website so I took the opportunity to pick a new look. I lost the cute puppies, but now I have more color!

Dr. Update

3/7/2006 Category :General 3

I just got back from my doctor visit. Everything is looking great. Baby’s size and heartbeat are normal and good. My blood sugar was ok. Iron ok. Weight and blood pressure ok.

Then we got to the portion of the visit where I get to ask whatever questions I have. Patrick wanted me to ask how long after my due date I’d be allowed to go before being induced. Neither of us are super fond of the idea of induction unless it is necessary for the health of the baby or um, me. So when I got the very assurred, “Oh you won’t be going past your due date. With diabetes, we’ll probably have you go a week early” it wasn’t exactly the answer I was looking for. If that holds true instead of being due on the day of my last final, I’ll have to arrange to take my finals a week early. Also, that means that this Thursday when I’m supposed to switch to having 9 weeks left, I’ll only have 8. So yes, I’m freaking out a little, feel free to join me!

I know it will all be fine, but right now I’m very nervous about the things that aren’t ready. Especially Patrick and I! So Kelli, I told you there was no way I could hold out until your birthday on May 17th!

Luckily Kelli threw a lovely shower for me on Sunday where I got a lot of great stuff to get us started. The baby won’t be naked. We can bath and groom it. And it will have blankets and a few toys to keep it company. It was very nice girl time to have everyone over and I really enjoyed it. Kelli was nervous as it was her first baby shower to throw, but I thought it was great! It was my first baby shower to attend too 🙂

Oh, I’m also having a pain that I asked about. The great news is that it will get worse as the baby gets lower. And it will probably spread to both sides instead of just one. Ouch.

This is why I don’t watch the news…

3/1/2006 Category :General 0

I just watched a story about a tree in Oak Cliff that is supposed to have the Virgin Mary in it. Ok, the tree does have a shape created by time that does resemble the shape of a women. But honestly, how do you get the Virgin Mary from that? People have spent the last 3 months going to this tree and praying. The people who’s yard it is in are saying that they want their lives back now and so they are selling it.

My first problem with this is that if Mary were going to make an appearance, I seriously doubt it would be as a sketchy figure in a tree in Oak Cliff. Or in a grill cheese sandwhich for that matter!

Second problem is, if you truly belive that is her image and that the tree is holy, why would you sell it on ebay? The couple said they want to sell it because they want to donate the money to charity. How much of the money you ask? Only 10%.

Call me jaded but it seems to me that they discovered this shape in the tree, spread the word until it got popular and are now trying to profit off it. I guess I missed that lesson in CCD!