Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hanging Out

Well, camp is done and school things don't start until next week, so I'm spending this week lounging around. Yesterday I woke up at 10 and then I cleaned some, followed by a 22 mile bike ride. I didn't expect the ride to take the 2.5 hours that it did, but it ended up being almost totally uphill. I don't do uphills very well, but I did the ride and completed it. My back wheel got knocked out of whack somehow, so Rick is going to look at it and fix it. We also have to re-position my seat because he said it's probably too far back (hence the back and knee pain by the end of the ride).

Today I'm spending the day uploading music onto my external hard drive. I found the correct AC cord for it, so now I can actually use it! Now I can upload all of my music and get my IPod almost back to its original state. Woohoo! Rick's roommate comes back today, which is kind of a bummer. I like the guy, but it's been really nice having the house to ourselves (as in, we can watch TV in the living room without feeling like we're taking the TV away from someone else. Let's see, what else? I'm going to go to Old Navy today to look for something for our pictures on August 30th. We're not going to match, but at least coordinate (I think we're going for blue, but maybe all depends on what is on clearance!).

I'm moving down to school on Saturday. I'm really excited about this upcoming year. My classes look good. My roommates are awesome and the house is great! I'm also applying for PhD programs which will be hard but I think exciting, in that I will be writing about what I want to do. I'm trying to keep a positive outlook on the whole thing. And then I'll be planning for the big event! Huzzah!

That's about all for now. I'm going to head out sometime soon for Old Navy. Hope you're all having a pleasant day!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Massachusetts Things to Do Part ?

As a continuation of an earlier post RE great things to do in New England that you might not know about, I have another one. Today Rick and I went to the Breezy Picnic and Waterslides grounds. Now, I'll start with the bad and then move on to the good. The bad: it's too expensive for what it is. For waterslide rides (unlimited) for the day and admission to the lake/picnic growns it's 17.50 for an adult. The good: it's a lot of fun! I don't think the price is right, but for a once a summer thing (maybe twice) it's fun. There are 3 waterslides that are pretty cool and the waterfront is nice. So I recommend this.

Anyway I'm back to watching the Olympics. I need to get into an Olympic team. I think mayeb curling. What do you think?

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Hey there everyone. I have AWESOME news, but I'm not putting it online just yet until all the necessary persons have been informed personally. But never fear, for those of you who haven't spoken with me yet rest assured that you will know of what I am speaking soon enough.

SO aside from the wonderfulness of the last week, things here are starting to wrap-up summerwise. Camp ended on Friday. On the one hand I'm sad not to see some of the kids I've worked with, but I'm glad not to be working there anymore. It was hard working with some people who just didn't do their jobs. But whatever. I got a couple of gifts. One family got me a 25 gift card to Barnes and Noble (I'm going to use it to get Brisingr in September) and another got me a really nice Vera Bradley bag and wallet. I guess that's what happens when you work with the wealthy. At first I wasn't sure about the gift, but it's actually quite useful and the colors (blue and brown mostly) looks very "me."

BTFO starts in about a week and a few days, so chapel ministry stuff will be happening soon. I'm excited about that. I'm also ready for school to start up. I wasn't sure about what was going to happen for one of my classes, but I did decide to switch out one div school class to (hopefully) an English seminar on Religion, Law, and Literature in Post-revolutionary England. It looks cool and right up my alley so keep your fingers crossed it works out!

This week, as I'm not working, I'll probably work on some more GRE study and start getting PhD application materials in line (update CV, figure out when applications are due, making lots of lists, etc.). And I've started reading Moby Dick. Rick hated it but I'm LOVING it way more than I expected. I tend to enjoy 19th century American lit. but I especially like this one.

I was supposed to move some stuff in to my new house this weekend but no one is in town so I guess I'll have to do it next weekend, which isn't the worst thing in the world. But I still have to go to New Haven for a doctor's appointment. LAME. Hopefully I can meet Jason and/or Delfin for lunch, though. Then back to Worcester. Rick's roommate is out of town until Wednesday so we've been spending time watching the Olympics (anyone else want to hear about athletes who are NOT Michael Phelps?) and movies. Tonight we're having steak and backed potatoes and corn and then we're going to watch some LOTR (Which we've strangely never watched together). We want to see Star Wars but I think we're going to save it for next weekend.

Well, that's about all. I think we're going to Gibby's for an afternoon awesome ice cream treat, and I'm going to watch the men's 300M Steeplechase until we leave, so that's all. Just thought I would say hello to everyone! I hope your summer ends well and your school years get off to a good start!

Sunday, August 03, 2008


Rick and I rode our bikes at Minuteman National Park. now, I'm a big supporter of NPS as I worked there and they are good people, and the parks are amazing. This one was no exception. We rode nine miles (a couple in light rain but luckily it didn't pour until we got to the car) and saw the rode the British marched on April 19 1775 during the battle of Lexington and Concord. There are some original houses still standing, and they have some living history interpreters walking around. Why did I not apply for a job there? I'm a goofball, that's why. And the nature in the park is amazing...there are meadows, cornfields, and huge trees that were probably there in 1775. only downside? Now I'm sick with sinus crap, most likely from the pollen overload. I'm on 2 kinds of allergy meds and still this happens. Ridiculous! So I'm not going to move anything in New Haven today. It will have to wait until I'm down there. Oh well. Only two weeks left of camp though, which is awesome!