Thursday, July 31, 2003

what? who's bitter? i don't see anyone here who would be bitter about the changing of a syllabus halfway through a class to include an unknown number of quizzes in spite of the fact that the course requirements state that there will be seven quizzes.
no, no one here.

in other news, i was reading (during the road trip, a long time ago now) that prolonged exposure to used motor oil has caused cancer in laboratory animals.
the question is: what animals? how long was the prolonged exposure? how used was the motor oil? was it 10-30 or 5-30 or some other set of useless numbers? and why would you do that to animals?

apparently similar results occur with fuel fumes.

here are the "principal parts of excruciatingly common verbs" that I know. in transliteration...since i don't have greek characters on this computer and you prolly don't either:

really really well known by me:
erxomai (eleusomai, aylthon, elaylutha)
esthio (phagomai, ephagon)
dunamai (dunaysomai, skip, skip, skip, aydunathayn)

known, kind of, well...maybe...hopefully...well, at least for now but tomorrow may be a totally different story:
ginomai (genaysomai, egenomayn, gegona, gegenaymai, egenaythayn)
phero (oyso, aynegka, enaynoxa, enaynegmai, anexthayn)

definitely not known, but hopefully will be by tomorrow morning at 9:
baino (baysomai, ebayn, bebayka)
pipto (pesoumai, epeson, peptoka)
lambano (laympsomai, elabon, eilaypha, eilaymmai, elaymphayn)


hmm. perhaps i should be studying?

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

here are my results from noell's crazy test.
whatever.

DisorderRating
Paranoid:Low
Schizoid:Low
Schizotypal:Moderate
Antisocial:Low
Borderline:Low
Histrionic:Moderate
Narcissistic:Low
Avoidant:Low
Dependent:Low
Obsessive-Compulsive:Low

-- Personality Disorder Test - Take It! --


Monday, July 28, 2003

hmm. i can't figure out how to make my link table (at left) wider so that each box is one line. anyone, anyone?
heheheeheheheheheheheh

boycott?
i really really really need to get my oil changed.

just thought i'd share.
well, it's monday. that's about all i have to say about that.

it is also naptime.
yay.

Sunday, July 27, 2003

i did fine on the midterm...fyi.

i just spent five hours going through the database of the spirituality program and getting snailmail addresses for people whose email addresses are wrong, and writing postcards asking for an email address update. oy. i am very happy it's over....but i still have to do homework. cry. i do not like doing homework. i almost want greek to be over just because there will be less homework when fall semester comes. or at the very least it will be spread out over more days instead of zillions of sentences every day. oy.

this is my amusing/cool thing of the day.

also, NPR online is a great great thing. :-)

right, i'm going to eat and study now. ta.

Friday, July 25, 2003

the midterm is over. they are supposed to be returned to our boxes this afternoon, but i haven't checked yet. hmm. in any case, it's nearly party time! there's shopping to be done, hair to be re-managed, and things to do! woohoo!

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

you would think i had a real job, with how much work i've been doing. what's wrong with this picture? oh yeah...i don't get paid. well, ok, i get paid in "grant" money from the school, but i don't get actually paid to work, really. or at least it doesn't feel like it. a pay check is probably the key. and the fact that i don't seem to have any money. hmmm....

Sunday, July 20, 2003

ok...have been to chicago and back, to orlando and back, and i think i am now stationary for the remainder of the summer. woohoo!

Chicago was good...there's an H&M moving in where FAO Schwartz used to be...i love chicago. i love my church most of the time. calum's installation service was EXCELLENT, as was the surprise of me being there. hehehe! bradley also flew in as a surprise, which was most excellent. the committee meeting ended well in spite of the statement by the committee chair that I am "very young...we've never had someone so young under care of our committee before." whatever that means. oy.

orlando was fun...the weather is basically the same as here. the drive (about 7-8 hours, depending on how fast you drive. it took me 7) was boring...the wedding was nice except for the southern baptist pastor who kept saying things about "a beautiful young woman and a handsome young man"...even in his prayers...and who stated that the purpose of marriage between a man and a woman is to keep man from acting out his lustful desires or some such statement. other than that, it was very nice. allison is officially married now--how exciting! i got to see some school people, too, which was good. I also visited Downtown Disney, but I didn't go to any of the parks (no time or $$). anyway, it was fine.

all in all, a really busy week. i've traveled about 3000 miles in the last seven days, visited lots of people, and done almost no homework. so now, i WILL do that. I will. really.

Sunday, July 13, 2003

waking up in less than three hours.
getting on airplane in five hours.
time for bed now, i think.
too bad i haven't packed.

Thursday, July 10, 2003

haircut: check.
harry potter finished: check.
vocab memorized: check.
email checked: check.
utter downpour outside: check.
stupid pronouns: not check.

hmm.

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

is it really that hard to understand the concept of a four-line address? honestly.

Monday, July 07, 2003

as a preface to this post, i would like to point out that i use the word "hate" particularly sparingly, as it is a strong word not to be bandied about lightly.

12 things i hate

1. my CPM
2. rain that comes down hard, floods things, and never seems to end. particularly if it is simultaneoulsy sunny.
3. brussels sprouts.
4. meat.
5. some orange foods. most orange foods only get "dislike" to "strongly dislike" but some, like oranges, get hate.
6. my CPM
7. the campus calendar that won't load on my work study office computer.
8. getting up too early. the time of "too early" varies.
9. people who are utterly incompetent, who don't listen or read before asking questions, who try to sound smart when they aren't, and...did i already mention incompetence?
10. My CPM
11. people who aren't nice.
12. when the mail doesn't come when it's supposed to. like my new phone, which should have arrived last week but isn't here yet.

15 things i love

1. my friends.
2. my family, most of the time. most of them.
3. my church (at home).
4. sunshine, but not humidity.
5. Carole Norton, the only nice person that has anything to do with the CPM. good thing she's not a committee member.
6. Hebrew.
7. The Old Testament, mostly, especially Isaiah. even the mean parts, because it's so beautifully said.
8. preaching
9. sleeping
10. ice cream. tonight is the ice cream social at the church across the street. it may be the only time all year i'm early to something.
11. mashed potatoes, with lots of butter.
12. garlic bread.
13. kittens.
14. brown paper packages tied up with strings.
15. people who do their jobs, tell you exactly what needs to be done when, and who are nice.

4 things i'm indifferent about
1. greek.
2. homework.
3. grilled cheese sandwiches.
4. salad. it's on the hate list, though, the minute someone says "i'm sure they have salad" in response to the query about the vegetarian-friendliness of a restaurant proposed for plans.

Sunday, July 06, 2003

hola, all. happy sunday.
planned to go to church today, but church apparently unexpectedly started at 10 instead of 11. whatever.
greek again tomorrow. but in the meantime, good good food tonight. yay! stuffed zucchini and garlic bread--yum yum!

it's hot. it's humid. it's time for the ceiling fan--thank goodness!

I haven't exactly followed the news the last few days, so i can't comment on any of it, but i'm sure someone, somewhere, is doing something retarded. we can just rest assured that that someone is probably located near Washington DC.

so, just so y'all know, talking to cats is innefective. saying "we don't bite" probably doesn't get you very far.

amy says we ought to watch a movie when i've finished my "business" so i feel like i should try to download some porn or something. naturally i won't...i mean, this is Katie's computer. heheheh!

i'm very full but i'm feeling the ice cream. d'you feel that, d'you feel that?

Saturday, July 05, 2003

happy fifth of july.

Friday, July 04, 2003

Harry Potter in Latin.

highly recommended.

happy fourth of july. tomorrow i'll be sure to wish y'all hapyp fifth of july.
so...we gained our independence through action from within the nation and whatnot. too bad we think that other countries can't do that--we have to do it for them.
i'll be happy on the day i can celebrate independence day knowing that the other nations are independent from us, rather than knowing that we have become the nation that others need independence from.

ta.

Thursday, July 03, 2003

The Committee on the Prevention of Ministry

my least favorite people in the whole world: the CPM of Chicago Presbytery. hate mail is not condoned but nonetheless encouraged.

they are f***ing with my life right now, in a manner which is not approved. grr..

in other news, it's sunny outside today, finally. finally, finally, finally.

"Finally, it happened to me, right in front of my face, oh I just cannot hide it..."

yeah. the sun has come out, after the deluge of Tropical Depression Bill.

TDP dumped a ton of rain on us. a ton. literally. per square foot. well, a lot, anyway.

but now the sun has returned, thank goodness. it's about time something was cheery looking! after all, i've had a death in the family AND a Preparation for Ministry crisis all in the same week. honestly, who plans these things?

at least the worms are gone. from the ground--not the presbytery committee structure.
there will be no funeral, but we are all very sad. thanks for all your condolences....who will i write letters to now? no one, i suppose.

in other news, i saw Legally Blonde 2 yesterday. hilarious.
and in still other news, i got 100% on my first two greek quizzes. so far greek is not hard. it helps, of course, that i studied some greek before.

in yet other news, i'm going to chicago in 10 days. yay!

and, indeed, other news states that we are all crazy and The Chicas now have a four-person blog. good grief!

and, finally, my last piece of news for this entry is that it's not nice to be smarter than other people. so there. no one is allowed to be smarter than me. good thing the chicas are all of equal intelligence, eh?

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

a sad day...my great grandmother passed away last night. we used to have four generations of women alive on my mom's side of the family (including me)...now we are down to three.

it is not a happy day today.