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IKEA = Just about the only place that's cheaper here than in Houston
My bed = Not here yet
My furniture = All still to be assembled
My body = Angry at me (stupid cold...)
My mom = So awesome
The weather so far = Fantabulous
My roommate = Still nonexistent (maybe tomorrow)
Seeing old friend = Excellent
Eating at lots of interesting restaurants = Spoiling me, when I'm about to have to mostly cook for myself
Fast food Greek restaurant on campus = Wonderful
The roads = Busy, and remind me of too many songs and movies
The view out my windows = The National Cemetery
My apartment = Cozily small, but nice
Dodd Hall = Where the Classics Dept. is located
My advisors = Out of town, so I have no clue what's going on for now :P
Making so many choices day after day = Mentally and physically draining
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So soon?

Sep. 4th, 2006 12:49 am
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The move is almost here... I'm starting to say goodbye to lots of people. So bizarre.

But, I got to buy fun luggage yesterday - it was on sale at Kohls, and has fun spinny wheels ;).

Erik's soccer tournament was the last couple of days. My cousin Bronwen and I spent the games plotting ways to get ourselves ejected, and lamenting the very existence of this silly, annoying dog that one of the parents had. It was apparently an Italian greyhound, but me no likey. Ever more evidence that my grandpa isn't quite with it anymore, but he can still talk for ages about the space program, and it was neat hearing some of the stories again today. Makes me sad to see NASA as it is today... it really used to be something special, and now all the politicians have sort of sucked the soul out of it, with this whole system of contractors... anyhoo, I digress. But, I hope this Orion project goes swimmingly, and we see some enthusiasm again for the space program.

I keep complaining how ready I am to be out in LA, and get my life going and all that, rather than waiting around as I have been recently. But now that it's so close, it's like I want this in-between time to keep going for a while. Just really setting in how many people there are that I care about who I won't see for quite some time.... though really, it's only a few months.

And, Erik continues to perplex. Just as he decided I must be miserable at Trinity without my friends from high school, when really I had more and better friends than ever before, tonight he was talking about how weird it would be for me to go eat out in LA, since I'd be going alone. First of all, I doubt I'll be eating out all that much on my budget, and second of all, I plan on making some friends, thanks... and I already know at least one person out there. Silly brothers...

Well, I be a'tired.

omfg

Sep. 1st, 2006 11:42 pm
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My car.... arg.

I'm only driving the thing for eight more days.... and it just has to break down one last time, when I'm in between Houston and San Antonio, and on the one day where I really can't pay for getting it fixed with my credit card... all of this combined made for quite an interesting afternoon. At least I got to relieve the tension by chilling with folks at Trinity, but I was still quite an unhappy camper. Not that I'm going camping.

Anyway, it did eventually get fixed (idler pulley had completely broken off, evidently...) and then I got to withdraw over $300 in cash from an ATM across the street so I could pay. Good grief. If only I'd remembered to borrow a credit card from my mom this morning....

But now I'm in Austin for the weekend with family, so I shouldn't have to do too much driving for the next couple days.

I must say I've been quite disappointed with the gas prices in San Antonio and Austin. Normally both cities are 10-20 cents cheaper than my part of Houston, but right now, we're 10-20 cents cheaper in Houston, and I even saw a couple gas stations yesterday that were 30 cents cheaper. Kind of nice in terms of being in Houston, except that I'm not there at the moment. And, in a week, all of this will be irrelevant. Moving in 7 1/2 days.... bizarre.

Oh, and thank you Astros for the win last night! It was a great last game for me to go to for a while... pretty exciting game, and the happiness of a win at the end. I have a fun picture from the stadium that I'll put up for my profile on facebook/myspace, if Katie ever sends it to me.

Hm... I'm tired. Time to read in bed, then sleeeeeep.
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Yeah.... two weeks from now, I'll be in LA. Bizarre!

Though, the summer does seem like it's gone on forever. Most of it was fun, though.

Today, I got an email from the professor of the Greek class I'll be taking this fall. I have homework already! Whoo! So, some Plato to read in English, and a bit in Greek, for the first day of class. Still over a month away, but I should do that sometime.

In the past 3 days, I've been in Seabrook/Kemah four times for food. Good grief. Thursday, my mom, Jeff and I went to Seabrook Classic Cafe for lunch. Yum! Then, that night, the three of us went to Ichibon along with Jennifer and her family. That was some good food - it's one of those Japanese places where they cook the food at the table. Entertaining, tasty, and a bit expensive. I'd never been before, so I was glad to go. And, creepy not-child molestor lady was sitting next to us. Yeah.... this woman, and a 12-or-so-year old boy. Not her son. Eventually, I realized she was his aunt, so it was no longer creepy. But, Jennifer and I were both independently thinking child molestor for a while.... very bizarre.

Yesterday, then, I went to Tookie's for dinner with Lisa and Katie, after waking up at 2:45... oops. I'd watched Gosford Park the night before, starting it at 2 AM. Again, oops. Tookie's was, of course, excellent. The best burgers and onion rings I know. Yet another of those places I'll miss so much when I'm in CA.

Tonight, the family is trying to decide where to go for dinner. I object to Skeeter's/Rocket City (it just changed name...) on the grounds that we always go there. So, Erik suggests Tookie's. On the one hand (men) I just went there, but on the other hand (de) it's really good food, so I couldn't object too much, especially after basically vetoing one place already. So, Tookie's it was. Still full....

In conclusion, we eat out too much. I'm going to be a fatty fat fat if I don't get jogging again.

And... I'm having Trinity withdrawals... it's too soon for this. But it's true. This is the problem with visiting at the very start of the year... now it just feels like I should be there. And I don't really have anything else to do, since I have a month before classes start, so I'm just stuck in this limbo stage. Lovely.
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Loneliness

Aug. 15th, 2006 04:36 pm
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Jilly is sad and lonely-looking... and that makes me sad. My mom's only been gone for two days, and yesterday Jilly pretty much spent the whole day hiding under the coffee table. She wouldn't even get up to greet my dad when he got home from work.

Today, I think she's doing a little bit better, though she's definitely not normal. I tried to go and play with her, but pretty much all she'd do was lie there and let me pet her. So, I ended up just kind of hugging her and lying on the floor with her.

Of course, she went psycho when I let her go outside after feeding her dinner. There were two squirrels and four or five birds in the backyard, so she dashed after them, but luckily didn't catch any of them ;). After the other day, I was sure to watch that she hadn't caught any of the squirrels....

I let her back inside after a while, and it was straight back under the table for her. Ah well.

Time to call and try to figure out the situation for moving into my apartment... ugh.
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So, I bought Zelda for GameCube today... a couple years late, but that means I got it for $20 ;)

So yeah, I'm stealing the GameCube when I head out to LA. Fun times! Erik only uses his X-Box, anyway.
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Boo for being woken from good dreams.

Silly mothers.
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Today's wildly inappropriate joke: "If Helen can't rub Odysseus down (chrio), she can at least feel all over (amphaphao) his horse."

And that, my friends, is a good synopsis of about 100 lines of the Odyssey, bk 4.
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Greek is driving me crazy. Alas. This bodes well for my future ;)
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Being alone on campus late at night is fun! Though I'm worried about these sprinklers....

Anyway, methinks it's time to go.

Book meme

Aug. 3rd, 2006 11:26 am
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1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people.


Robert Parker, Athenian Religion: A History

And, finally, we must certainly touch on the religious background to the trial of Socrates.

We begin with the new constitution, and its implications for religious life. For Herodotus, the brilliant military successes of the young democracy prove the transformation wrought by Clisthenes' reform.


I don't really want to tag anyone, so if you haven't been tagged already and you're reading this, you can just presume yourself tagged ;)
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Well, here I am at the Lion & Rose... all because I wanted free wifi ;)

The dinner was pretty good, if expensive. They probably appreciated being spared the confusion of our not wanting menus, as it usually happens. That sentence came out goofy... alas.

I can't believe I may only have a week and a half left in San Antonio. Bizarre! I think I'm going to leave about the same time as Lisa does, because I have to go home for stuff that weekend now, and I'd rather not drive home, drive back here, and then drive back home again five days later.... especially with gas prices as they are.

When I open my mouth, the wrong words always come out. It's ridiculous. I can be expressing the most innocent thought, and it comes out sounding like I'm being mean, or perverted, or whatever. As has happened multiple times just this evening. And, the whole "we do girl scouts" comment that I said multiple times at APO stuff. I should never be president. As much as I make fun of those Bushisms, it'd be pretty deserved for me to be mocked just as much. Oh well. At least it entertains people :)

OK, enough posting for now :)
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Ah... it's actually kind of cool outside, in the shade with a breeze.

I'm sitting on a bench by Northrup, because I don't know the dial-up info for the house yet, and I can't actually get in to any Trinity buildings. But the weather's nice, so I'm not complaining :)

Of course, this coolness could mean rain is on the way.

The Ruth Taylor building's alarm is getting annoying, though. I blame the Army folks. grr.
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My poor thumb... cooking hates me.

Randomness

Jul. 12th, 2006 11:26 pm
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So... almost 22.

Heading home this weekend, and dragging folks along ;). Should be good times. And an actual birthday party of sorts, which is unusual. Well, there was that surprise party in high school, which was a bit awesome - and actually, completely, a surprise.

And, I'm totally taking Kate, Emily, and Christina to Dos Mas for lunch on Saturday, the day of 99 cent margaritas ;)

I'm almost done glossing Book 11 of the Odyssey at work - then on to book 12.

OK, enough for now. I should read my Vergil.
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Well, I now have a birthday gift for Erik - I guess something good can actually come of going to Walmart, surprisingly.

Friday night, after yummy dinner at Papouli's and the Lion and Rose, I headed up to Austin, running away from the bachelorette craziness of Saturday. Yesterday I woke up early - 9:15 - and then watched Wedding Crashers, which I'd never seen. Went to Chili's and Barnes and Noble with my aunt. Then, Amy's ice cream, napping (I watched The Princess Bride,) then Baby A's for dinner (with really loud music, and a rather incompetent waiter) with Sarah, Lisa, Stephen, and such. Then, back at Nan's I watched Superman I, because HBO On Demand is awesome!

This morning I got up at 10:45, watched Monk, chilled a bit, then went to Schlotsky's for lunch with Nan and Bronwen, followed by the requisite Sunday trip to Target, which lasted quite a while, and then Amy's once again, because I'm addicted and was with a different crowd of folks. And besides, Bronwen had been in California for weeks, deprived of Amy's. It was my obligation to suggest it.

Drove back to SA, and here I am. Watched the 4400, of course.

It's a bit sad how much my life apparently revolves around the television and food.
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I thought I could escape the days of waking up at 8:30 AM... apparently not.

My weekend

Jul. 6th, 2006 06:26 pm
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I'm currently waiting for my pasta to cook.... fun times.

Had a good looong weekend at home.

Did you all watch the shuttle launch on the Fourth? You should have. Very appropriate day for it, too.

The Friendswood parade was adorable. I remember marching in it way back when, so it was odd watching the band go by - they were all so young (mostly it's the incoming freshmen who are foolish enough to actually go ;).) We had a huge Webster Pres contingent there to support Steven, who was the grand marshall of the parade, and a wounded Iraq vet.

Had a good time hanging out with an old friend, Andrew, who I hadn't seen or talked to in years before last week.

Saw Superman Returns with our church's fledgling college-aged group. Fun times, but Denny's had incredibly bad service afterwards. I enjoyed the movie a lot.

Went to IKEA with my mom, to scope out furniture for LA.

Woke up at 8:30 AM four days in a row.

All in all, a nice weekend (especially since it lasted 5 days ;))
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