Monday, February 23, 2009

Busy time

Right now, I feel like my body has never been so physically exhausted in my entire life. We pulled an 8k this morning, and then had weights! Right now I'm chilling in Meyer, killing a little time before Spanish, having already finished my ODA (Oral Diagnostic Assessment).

The quarter is wrapping up, and all the papers and project proposals are coming due. I'm actually getting really excited for my final paper in my intro sem/drama class. Another student and I are going to attempt to rewrite Antigone, whether together or separate we're not yet sure. I'm thinking of doing a "hick" version, which would definitely be different from any of the other versions we've read in this class. My IHUM paper is a different story entirely. It's due next Monday and I barely have ideas. I feel like I can't get enough thoughts on one topic of Dante's Inferno together to fill five pages, but I guess that's why I'm meeting with Davy this afternoon . . .

Practice is still insane, obviously after this morning, and I'm one of our slowest ergs, but I'm still enjoying it and am looking forward to racing in a month!

Parents Weekend is next weekend and John's parents are coming back, so I'm pretty excited to see them again. It's a funny situation since everyone calls me John's "mom" here, so it's great when his actual mother is in town and we can gang up on him.

Tonight my PAE group is having our alumni dinner, I don't know where, but I'm really excited! I don't even know the names of all the people in the group, but they are so much fun, I love my group.

Okay, time to get ready for class I guess . . .

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chocoholic Cake!

I'm in the process of baking this cake right now, so I figured it'd be the perfect title!

Happy Late Valentine's Day to all (or Forced Affection Day, if you prefer to celebrate that)!

Valentine's Day falling on a Saturday was very convenient for me this year. Mikayla, Kate, and I decided to make it an all-out girls day and boycott the holiday. We took the train into the city and spend the afternoon shopping and chatting. A cute little 50's-esque diner was perfect for supper before hopping on Caltrain again to come home. It was chick-flicks and chocolates in our room for the rest of the night, rather than going to an over-crowded frat party and being drenched in other people's spilled beers.

On another note, my phone screen mysteriously broke a week ago Saturday, so I have been essentially without a phone. It's really frustrating to hear myself receive a text or picture message and know that I'll never be able to see it! I think I have a loaner phone on the way though now, yay!

Well, time to glaze!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Cold vs. Wet

This week on "Vs."
Cold vs. Wet
Today officically made my decision for me. I choose cold.
The temperature was in the 60's all day, and is still near 55 right now, which one cannot complain about in early February. However, it rained off and on (mostly on) ALL day.
A body can get used to be being cold, you just put on more layers and soon you don't notice it. Being wet, all the time, is not something you neglect to notice!
While this "winter" we have here is a lot shorter than the real winter at home, I can't wait for monsoon season to be over so my bike, my butt, and my backpack aren't always wet!