Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Do you have any Grey Poupon, or French's or...

Ever really looked in your refrigerator? Especially at the condiments. Well, evidently we haven't lately. I was making Daniel a sandwich yesterday, I was letting him pick what goes on it. And he wanted mustard. It may have been easier for me to take Daniel to the fridge than take the mustard to him. Who has this many bottles of mustard???

Am I going to throw any of them out you ask? Nope, we have a mustard for every occasion.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Why I don't swim in the ocean

Matt here again...this is what happens when the wife leaves and I'm here alone. I don't like to swim in the ocean for a number of reasons. One in particular is the fact there's always sand in the car and you get sticky aftewards. Another reason is shown in this nice video of sea creatures found on the beach after the Tsunami.

EDIT: Even thou the last video featured a freaky creature, this is the one I was meaning to post. That'll teach me to not double check my post.

If you still enjoy swimming in the ocean after that video, I've much respect for you.


I'm not making this word up. Its a sandwich that teri makes from time to time. And if you still don't believe me, wikipedia says its true. I figured I'd see if it passes the Daniel approval test.

Here's what it looks like.

So Daniel dug in, and well, the results are obvious.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Sickness Returns & Daniel

I guess I'm a guest blogger even thou my name is on the blog. Teri went to Utah to be with her family for Christmas. And fortunately for me, she left me with an empty house and her cold. At the same time, Daniel is visiting for a few days. So I decided, it was 70 degrees in December with a nice breeze, to put Daniel to work helping me with some yard work.

So I'm working from home, outside on the porch while Daniel does some leaf blowing. He's such a good worker. But I've no clue what the yard will look like after he's done. Based on how thorough and OCD he can be, I may be lucky if there's any grass left. I've already asked him to not blow away the pine straw at the base of a tree.

Monday, December 15, 2008


As of 11:41 am this morning, I completed my last final. I feel like the elephant that has been sitting on my chest (and steadily getting bigger) is finally gone and it feels great. I had my organic final today and I think I did alright. Technically, because my class was a non-traditional computer-based class, I know what I got on the final... sort of. I got an 83 when I left, but there are portions on the exam (mechanisms and synthesis and short answer questions) that you originally get full credit for, but you will get points taken off when she (or more likely her TA's) grade's it by hand. So, assuming I didn't get those questions COMPLETELY wrong, I should be alright. I'm so happy!!! I may not have failed o-chem!!! Hurray!!

So, this will be my last entry for a while. I'm flying to Utah for Christmas tomorrow and won't be coming back until January 6th (the day before classes start again). I hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Hi, my name is Teri and I'm an addict...

I've been really sick lately. And it's been a really good thing that I only had to take two finals out of 5. Any way, since I've been really sick, and have had no energy, all I've been doing really is napping and watching TV. When I ran out of recorded shows to watch, I turned to this new function on our tivo. It allows to to stream videos from your netflix queue. It is the most awesome thing EVER. Now you don't have to wait the 1-2 business days for movies to come. Granted, not all the movies on netflix can be viewed instantly, but most of the newer things are on their.

So, with this in mind, I browsed Matt's queue and saw that the first two seasons of 30 Rock were on there. I've never watched this show before, but a lot of people I know and love (note: these terms are not mutually inclusive) watch this show and really like it. So, I thought that I would give it a try. Let me again mention that I've been sick and everybody knows the best part of being sick is being able to sit and watch TV and not feel really guilty about it. That being said, I have gone through both seasons 1 and 2 and all the episodes available in season 3 in a matter of 2 days.

I love the show. I think it's awesome. Period. Kenneth is my favorite. I love Jack's not so subtle neuroses. I love that Liz remembers herself as nerdy and nice, when in reality she's just as mean and sarcastic. I'm addicted. I'm going to have to quit cold turkey...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dead Week and Taggings

It's dead week this week. For those who do not attend NCSU or any other school that has instituted a "dead week" policy, lemme esplain. Dead week is the last week of classes before the final exam schedule starts. Teachers are not supposed to assign tests, quizzes, or large projects due during this week, in order to allow students to study for their upcoming exams but they can gain approval from the Dean of their college to make exceptions.

Let me say that dead week is not feeling very dead to me right now. I had a term paper due Monday, a quiz in organic chemistry, a power point presentation that is due tomorrow (that is counting towards part of my final exam grade), and a diet analysis project due Friday. I'm thinking that all but two of my classes made exceptions to the dead week rule. Ugg... On a brighter note, though, I will be officially done with classes on Friday. All I'll have left is two exams. Huzzah!!

So, in order to take a break from studying and otherwise frantic-ness associated with school, I thought I'd respond to a tag! Thanks Susan!!

8 TV Shows I love to watch:
1. Chuck
2. The Office
3. Grey's Anatomy
4. Gilmore Girls
5. Good Eats
6. Dirty Jobs
7. Mythbusters
8. Big Bang Theory

8. 8 Favorite Restaurants:

1. The Underground (even though it's closed, I have yet to find a better restaurant)
2. The Rockford
3. The Oakwood Cafe
4. Jimmy John's
5. Sullivan's (best steak EVER)
6. 518 West (best Italian in Raleigh)
7. The Melting Pot
8. The Foundry Grill

8 Things that happened YESTERDAY:
1. I woke up from less than 1 hour of sleep (for some reason my body decided it doesn't need sleep, which has turned out to be a little blessing in disguise with regards to homework)
2. Went to class
3. Called my mom to thank her for my new luggage (Yay for Christmas!!)
4. Finished my powerpoint presentation and other various homework assignments
5. Drug out the Christmas decorations and put up the tree, but didn't get to the lights or any other decorations which are now sitting on my floor, looking very sad
6. Went to target; got some necessities and groceries
7. Studied for the quiz I took today (which I got at 75 on. I'm ecstatic! It's organic chem, so my average on tests and quizzes has been around a 50. A 75 is fantastic!!)
8. Went to bed at 5:15 am. Ugg...

8 Things I'm Looking Forward to
1. Christmas in Utah (there'd better be snow!)
2. Seeing my mom in 13 days
3. Graduating about this time next year
4. Being done with this atrocious semester
5. Sleep. I am tired.
6. Getting all my Christmas decorations up
7. My exercise nutrition class next semester
8. World peace (I couldn't think of anything else)

8 Things on my Wish List: (alright, time to get crazy)
1. I wish I could get an A in my organic chemistry class (fat chance of that happening though)
2. I wish it was summer again
3. I wish that I could be at the beach
4. I wish my parents lived closer to us or vice versa
5. I wish I could graduate early (again, fat chance)
6. I wish that my fish won't sit on chairs
7. I wish that we could figure out an alternative source of energy. Go green!!
8. I wish that we could all get along

8 People I Tag
1. Mary
2. Joel
3. Megan
4. Marilyn
5. Jenny
6. Rachel
7. Heidi
8. Cyndi
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