Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The wedding pictures

Here are some of the better pictures I took.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


It's been quite a long while since my last blog. So, the most recent thing happening in my life is the end of the semester. This week is the beginning of dead week here at State. I'm really surprised that it's the end of the semester already. It feels like it just got started for me. Any way, UGGGG!!!! I had just written a couple of paragraphs and I accidentally deleted them! ARG! I hate it when that happens.

In other recent news, Mary got married. :) She looked beautiful and Christian cried during the ceremony. It was really sweet and kind of weird all at the same time. It felt like we were intruding on a very personal moment. Afterwards, they took some pictures and there was a luncheon and everything for the family and friends and then the reception later that evening. The reception was beautiful and the cake was amazing! Sally really knows how to make a good cake. I will only make one comment about my dress: I hated it and it was hideous. I have waxed lyrical about the awfulness that was my dress, but I will not waste precious blog time with it. :) I had about as much fun at the reception as Mary did at mine and I find that quite fitting. :) At least she didn't try to send someone over to try to keep my company, like I did. I got married at such a weird time of the year and most of my friends were away at college so it was mostly my parents friends and family that came. The only people about my age there that I knew were Mary and my friend Peter from high school. :) Thanks Mary for not sending Eric Alvarez or someone else like that over my way. ;)

Well, I've got to wake up early and go to school to finish a 12-hour experiment I'm running with my lab group so I'll try to post pictures from the wedding next time!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Daniel and other events...

Matt went down to Wadesboro yesterday to visit with Wayne and Daniel. He brought back a surprise! Daniel came home with him and will probably stay with us for a couple of days.

While I was at school today, I noticed that there was a lot of goings on in the brickyard. Upon further investigation, I learned that this week is agriculture awareness/appreciation week. They had a bunch of farm animals and big tractors in the yard. So, I called Matt and asked if he wanted to come to lunch with me and then take Daniel to see everything (Daniel had gone to work with Matthew). They came, we had lunch, then walked over to where everything was. Daniel enjoyed seeing all the animals and especially enjoyed seeing the big machinery.

Here's Daniel at lunch. He really enjoyed his sandwich!

Daniel, true to fashion was trying to hide his face when we were taking pictures. He kept leaning out of the frame. That's my hand trying to coax him to come back. Also, this is a picture of a cannulated cow. Basically, they put a permanent window into one of the cow's stomachs. It's actually kind of cool and very very weird at the same time.
Daniel kept trying to cover his face with his hands, so I jumped into the picture to try to get a good picture of his smile!

This was Daniel's favorite thing. There was a giant tractor and we all thought it was funny that the wheels were bigger than he was. (They were bigger than me too!)

On a totally unrelated train of though, Matt, my friend Sarah and her husband Josef (who works with Matt) and I went to get a pedicure. Interestingly enough, it was Matt's idea. Last weekend, I was supposed to go shopping with Sarah. The night before I noticed Matt's feet were pretty rough looking and suggested a pedicure. He then asked about Sarah. I said we could work it out. He then suggested calling her and asking if she and Josef wanted to join us for lunch and a pedi. :) Josef reluctantly agreed, but no where could take all four of us at a time. So, we scheduled some pedicures for the following week (which was last Saturday).

Here's a good shot of us.

Can you guess whose feet these are? They're certainly not mine! They're too hairy!

Matt's manicurist waited until she was massaging his feet to ask him what color he wanted to do. He said he didn't care. She looked to me and I said whatever she wanted to do was great. :) This is what she chose. It was perfect! I was a little jealous! If I could've, I would've gotten fuchsia nails with yellow polka dots too!! But sadly, my best friend is getting married on Saturday, so I went with a more traditional color. Matt still has the polish on and claims he's going to keep it for a while. I'll let you know how long he lasts. :)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

My color quiz

You are violet

Your dominant hues are red and blue. You're confident and like showing people new ideas. You play well with others and can be very influential if you want to be.

Your saturation level is lower than average - You don't stress out over things and don't understand people who do. Finishing projects may sometimes be a challenge, but you schedule time as you see fit and the important things all happen in the end, even if not everyone sees your grand master plan.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the html color quiz

So my sister tried this and put it on her blog. I thought I'd try it too. I did it twice and I think the second time really described who I was. :) Any ways, just something fun.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Let there be light!!

So, in every proverbial tunnel, there is a proverbial light. Sometimes it's hard to see said light because of the 50 million other things obstructing your view, that and the fact that sometimes the tunnel is in actuality a black hole that is sucking the light right out of visual grasp. But lo, there is light! I have viewed it mine eyes and I pronounce it to be of goodly nature. I urge thee, brethren, to seek after such light, as it will nourish the soul and it giveth hope.

I am finally done with my tests. Well, for now at least. I made it through and to be honest, I think I did pretty well on my test today. I'm hoping that I really did. The last test I took in this class that I thought I did well on, turned out not to be so. Any way, I am giving education another chance. Hopefully it won't screw up its chances of reconciliation this time. On the note of test taking, I wanted to share an amusing anecdote. I had to be up and in my lab at 7:30 this morning. It was a very early morning considering I had only gotten to bed a few precious hours earlier. However, the lab did not take up the allotted time and I was left with an hour plus to kill before the test. I, along with my trusty sidekick Shelley, went to the Schaub lobby to study, only to find it was occupied with approximately 7-9 other students from the very same class that we were going to study for. We sat down and studied furiously. We had been studying different kinds of feeding in a hospital setting and one of the risks on a certain type of feeding is aspiration of fluid into the lungs. We were talking about the pros and cons of a feeding regiment when someone said, "Wait, is aspiration and aspiration the same thing?" What she meant to say is the will to succeed the same thing as the movement of fluid into the lungs, causing pneumonia? this struck me as funny. Not only because of the intonation she used in this exclamation but also that the word, the very same one, could mean two very different things. One word is about hope, while the other is about your impending doom. Interesting, no?

As of late, nothing really exciting has happened here. We've just been plugging away, making it through one day at a time. I have, however, received threats that it is possible I could be called to be the new choir pianist. I sincerely hope this doesn't come to pass. While I enjoy playing for the Institute choir, I have repeated told them not to expect miracles. I am not that good. I can generally play hymns and other very simple pieces of music. Generally speaking, choral music has some interesting piano counterpoint that sets of the singers melodies just so. And generally speaking, it's usually difficult. Please, join me in my hopes that I will not be called to such a calling. I believe it would break my spirit.

Well, comrades, I leave you with this picture. Try to guess what it is! I'll let you know in a few days!

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