23 December 2003

I'm so tired! I am at the library, of course, doing nothing! There's nothing exciting to report... I lead a boring life. The semester is finally over and I've managed to turn everything in! Whoohoo... grades will come out at some point and it won't be so whoohoo anymore, but oh well!
I'm dogsitting this week for the Craigmile's and also keeping an eye on Tillie and Ollie... it's quite an animal friendly week! Everyone has left, leaving me to fend for myself, but I'm getting by. Teri comes back Friday, Noell on Saturday and Amy next Tuesday. I'll be home at some point for Christmas, although now I'm not sure if I'll be staying there because of the doggies. It's all more complicated than I thought it would be. But I'll manage!
I probably won't be back on before Christmas, so let me say Merry Christmas!! (and Happy New Year, cause I probably won't be back on next week even though I'll be here Monday and Tuesday)
Have a wonderful holiday :)

17 December 2003

Check out the link to my wish list over there if you're wondering what to get me ;)

08 December 2003

At long last- the NYWC update!

Well, flew in to St. Louis Thursday around lunchtime. Met Louis, Emily and Kelly at the airport and we rode the (very slow) MetroLink into the city. We grabbed some lunch at the food court of a very run-down mall right across from the convention center. Afterwards we checked out the city before heading back to our (very nice) hotel to catch the first good-bye interview with the Friends cast on Oprah. I had a coffee break meeting with Mark DeVries to discuss possible internship locations while the gang went out to dinner. Afterwards I was waiting for them to return, when Marilyn (roommate number 1) showed up and we went off attempting to find something to eat at 10pm in St. Louis! This proved more difficult than imaginable. We walked all around the city, and ended up running into Elizabeth (rommate number 2) at TGIFriday's... about 30 minutes after the kitchen had closed. So we decided to order pizza.

Friday morning we slept in and then went to lunch with Molly (roommate number 4) and her co-worker Tommy at a little Mexican place in downtown. It was good (and so was the service). Then we headed over for the first general session. Andy Stanley was the speaker, and he was good. Chris Tomlin provided the praise band music... he was good! (I'm feeling like I might need the schedule to finish the line-up stuff)

We checked out the Arch (at Sunset)... aside from the swaying, it was cool. We had an awesome steak dinner (care of Carmine's) on Saturday night. Met some interesting people (Lousiana boys, here's your shout-out). St. Louis is an interesting city... not a lot of good (service and food) places to eat in a city with a convention center that holds a convention of 5000+ (plus others). We had a hard time eating on some occasions... but the conference was awesome, my roomies ROCKED, and I can't wait til next year! (Oh yeah, and I learned a lot of cool things!)

Check back for the line-up stuff... peace

05 December 2003

I'm too tired to write. Today was the last day of class! Whoo-freakin-hoo! The Christmas banquet/party are this evening, so I'm looking forward to that... but I definately need a coke before it all gets underway... speaking of, I just realized I haven't eaten anything today... better get a snack!

One day soon (maybe tomorrow) the NYWC info will be up!

24 November 2003

woohoo. yeah for national youth workers convention!

I promise to give you the scoop about St. Louis, the tribute to Yac, and hearing from Jay Bakker (of the Jim and Tammy Faye clan) and all the other details from the fun filled convention as soon as I have more than 5 minutes at a computer! For now, I'm home and alive and extremely exhausted.

Hope everyone had a memorable weekend!
peace :)

14 November 2003

here we are again...
this has been a crazy week. had a paper due tuesday for yaya, the usual exegesis stuff, preparing worship for Sunday... and I guess that's about all but it seemed like a lot more.

preaching this Sunday in Donalsonville, GA. driving down tomorrow... hopefully it will be a good drive... maybe I can convince someone to ride with me and read placher... or better yet get them to drive!

we're so close to the end! I'm ready. not a whole lot else going on.

hope all is well with you :)

07 November 2003

it's been a long week. I can barely remember Monday!
I can barely remember anything to post...

last night I had my CPM meeting, in which I was approved for candidacy. The official word comes December 2, when I appear before Presbytery, but all should be well. Afterwards the girls and I went to Murphy's with Teri's friend Jason and had a riotous time.

I got back my theology midterm- A-
I got back my YAYA paper- B

Everything seems to be going well...

hope to have an awesome weekend dancing, riding roller coasters and watching movies!

same to you :)

03 November 2003

I've decided I loathe the library. Not because it's a horrible place to study or the people that are here are aliens, but simply because I spend every possible waking moment in the FREAKIN LIBRARY!!! How long, O Lord??? Will you make me poor forever?

I'm registering for spring classes tomorrow and as I'm planning I realize that I spend entirely too much time in the library all because I'm poor any money really doesn't grow on trees. I so wish it did, cause then I'd just go pick some and pay my bills and not worry about never having time to get either my work done or have time for myself.

This weekend is Teri and Katie appreciation day at Six Flags... ok, it's really for all season pass holders, but especially for the beautiful women who go there. (like us) Sadly though I have to pass up on a free tickets to the AU game and a chance to hang out with the gang for Mo's 21st. Oh well... I promised Teri and I should at least go one more time!

In two weeks I will be preaching at First Pres in Donalsonville, GA, which it turns out is about five miles from the GA/FL state line. Speaking of GA/FL... GO GATORS!! Anyway... I have no idea what I'm going to be preaching on cause the lectionary is no good and I have no amazing insights at the moment... will keep you posted.

In other news...

23 October 2003

It is absolutely freezing in here. On top of keeping a fleece here, I should probably throw some gloves in the pockets!

Theology was ok. I hate John Calvin, but Joe Jones and I are tight now.

Had a really good afternoon yesterday. Lunch with the chicas at Sweet Tomatos (mmm, mmm). Then oil change for the car, meeting with Louis (got to see Jake), massage :), haircut, and Bible study. And then I came home and watched Matrix: Reloaded with the chicas. It was interesting... I think I need to watch it again to decide... and wait until Revolutions to make my final decision.

Today has been a boring day in the library with a fun break out into the beautiful world to play some football! Going out with the girlies tonight for more of Teri's birthday fun!

Fall retreat this weekend in Awanita. Hopefully we'll all come back in one piece, and have managed at least a few hours of sleep.

That's all for now... I'm going to go die of boredom now.

21 October 2003

I hate the doctor's office. Although I really liked my new doctor. But the whole drawing blood part is just no fun. But I did get lots of fun free stuff!! Whoohoo.

Had lunch with Mom and Charlotte at Panera... I knew I used that pneumonic for a reason! (not a fan)

I am not looking forward to tomorrow's Theology midterm, especially since I can't get in the mood to study for it!

Teri took home a phone number last night from our birthday dinner outing... maybe we can get some when we go for drinks on Thursday!

I better stop procrastinating and start working... see you later

20 October 2003

Boo PIF's... and other forms to fill out and a zillion things to plan!
I'm working on my PIF for SM210 (PIF=Personal Information Form, SM210= Supervised Ministry internship) and I'm just not enjoying it.

In other news, yesterday I finally got to partake in the wonder of Whole Foods. It was way cool... I love it there! We spent time hanging out... Teri and I went for a walk. Got in a little work, and then watched Alias... OH MY GOSH!! I won't say anything so as not to spoil it for others, but OH MY GOSH!!

Lots of work in store for this week. Hoping to get a few other things acocmplished as well. Theology on Wednesday... BOO!

Going out for Teri's birthday (which is tomorrow) tonight... YEAH!

Drinks for Teri's birthday on Thursday... YIPPIE!!

Fall Retreat with the Youth this weekend... WHOOHOO!!

Overall estimate of the week... two thumbs up!

18 October 2003

Yeah... I made it to reading week! And I'm still alive. Just a quick update... I've gotten lots of Theology reading done and looking to be on track for the midterm on wednesday. I might even get to enjoy myself this week... speaking of, I'm planning on going to see the Ansel Adams exhibit at the High on Friday if anyone wants to join me! Have an awesome weekend :)

17 October 2003

Aha... we meet again!

Well, let see... since Aug 19:
Finished Greek school... not a good topic. Teacher is an evil, evil human being and should not be allowed the position teacher has...

Moving on... started fall term. Was going to take Pastoral Care, but it wasn't working out with my schedule very well, so I dropped it and picked up Pastoral Epistles (I and II Timothy and Titus). Here is my schedule:
Mon: 1:30-3:00, Pastoral Epistles (me and five guys, talking about the most disputed texts in the Bible, partly because of their stance on women... I know!)
3:00-10:00, Library for work study

Tues: 8:30-10:00, Greek Exegesis (this class SUCKS!! there's a ton of work and not enough time to do it all... same professor as Pastoral Epistles)
11:00-12:30, Christian Theology I (this is a year long course. there's is an insane amount of reading, mainly from this guy, Joe Jones, who SUCKS... he takes two volumes to say what could be said in 250 pages!)
2:30-4:00, Youth and Young Adult Ministry (this is THE BEST CLASS EVER!! It's with Rodger Nishioka, the coolest youth ministry guy in the field and I am so pumped about working with him. He's also helping me figure out a placement for my year-long internship, which will probably start in June.)

Wed: 9:00-12:30, Library for work study
1:30-3:00, Pastoral Epistles 6:50-7:50, Sophomore Bible Study (Louis Imsande and I are leading this Bible Study for the sophomores at RPC. It's tons of fun, and there's always great food... I love my kids!)
10:00-11:00, West Wing in Parker's room :)

Thurs: 8:30-10:00, Greek Exegesis (there is lots of hair-pulling in this class come Thursday)
11:00-12:00, Christian Theology I 2:30-4:00, Youth and Young Adult Ministry (did I mention how much I love this class?!?!)
4:00-6:00, Football with the boys :)
6:00-6:30, Ice Cream Sundae Night in the fectory :)
8:00-8:30, Friends with my favorite newbies

Fri: 10:00-10:30, Service of Word and Table
11:00-12:00, Christian Theology I (this is a seminar day where we have a topic and just sit around and talk about it... I much prefer it to the lecture days, and wish we could do one at the bar :))
1:30-6:00, Library for work study


Sun: 9:00-10:00, Alias with the Chicas-- NEVER CALL DURING THIS TIME!!

And that's currently the way my life goes. It's pretty crazy, and I'm looking forward to next week being reading week (no classes, but a Theology exam Wednesday morning [pray for me] and some paper writing). Not really making any plans right now for anything exciting... sorry to disappoint you. There may be news on the boy horizon soon (for those of you who haven't figured it out, Jake is 2- I babysit him, and when I do, I call it a date... sorry :(). Let's just keep it at that for now.

Hope all is well with you and yours. Promise to be more diligent about the blog!
love, kates :)

15 October 2003

Oh my gosh! I am such a slacker! And I don't even have time to really blog!! Oh well... I promise to blog soon, because people are highly confused over my absence. Be back soon... I PROMISE!

19 August 2003

Well... let's see... what has happened since last Wednesday...

uh... I did cruddy on the quiz... plh greek (amen for almost over)
went home and had a hot date with my man Jake (and his bro Luke)
hung out with my youth...
first ordination service (congrats Bettina)
more hanging out with my youth and my boys Jake and Luke!!
fun cable television programming

and that's how we do weekends!

peace out :)

13 August 2003

Hope you aren't too bogged down from yesterday's post. Still feelin a little under the weather... hope to shake it soon. Greek is almost over... WHOOPIE!!! That's all the news that's fit to print! peace

12 August 2003

Ah, the time has come for the vacation synopsis. Since I have only been at work for an hour and have managed to complete my homework, I have plenty of time to relive my adventures at sea! So let us begin:
Saturday July 26
It all started early that Saturday morning, shortly after going to bed. (We had a party at our house and people were there until around 2). I was running a few minutes late, trying to get those last minute items shoved in my well-vacced suitcase. We picked up Bill and had to make a few pitstops along the way. The plan was to be at the airport at 8:15... we got there about 8:45, but still plenty of time to spare. I stood in line at the curbside checkin for about 5 minutes, and was reminded that for my international flight, I mush check-in inside. So I walked in to find a line wrapping around the back of the desks. I kindly asked a Delta agent how long the line was taking and if she thought I would make it for my 10:15 departure (it was about 9 by this point). She said that it should be no problem. As I stood in line, other agents came through announcing flight numbers to exotic destinations like Tokyo and Aruba. Yet no word on flight 773 to St. Maarten. As 9:30 approached and the front of the line did not, I began to grow apprehensive. I finally decided it was time to be the annoying customer in line and ask about my flight.
"Excuse me sir, can you help me with flight 773?"
"That flight closed at 9:15." man walks off
WHAT?!?!?! That flight is CLOSED?!?! Get your a** back here and explain that to me! According to this horrible man, my flight was closed and that's all there was to that. No, let me help you figure out how to get there, nothing. Just a simple statement and move on to the next person! Boy was I enraged!
So I found another agent. "Excuse me, that man just said my flight was closed. But I've been in this line since 9 and no one ever mentioned this flight."
"I'm sorry ma'am. Let me see what I can do for you. You know you're supposed to be here two hours before departure for all international flights."
Well, duh, let's stand in line FOREVER so you people don't screw up. If I'm in line before the flight closes, why does it matter if I've been there for an hour or 15 minutes?!? And what about the guy outside who noticed where I was going, but made no mention of the flight closing and suggesting I go to the first class line? What time were the flights closing that were going to those exotic locations? 10:30?... 11?... Who knows, all I know is that my flight was never called for and I got shafted in Atlanta!
Well, I finally got to a desk... "yup, that flight's closed." Only thing we can do is re-ticket you for somewhere else. Ok, um, San Juan? Hassle, hassle, hassle... "here's your ticket to San Juan. Flight departs at 3:30." Bye, bye...
FREAK OUT?!?! Now what do I do... I need to call mom and dad to tell them that I'm not getting on that plane, but I don't have an international calling card. Hmmm... store... calling cards... all domestic. Wait a second... Hello, Sprint, what are your international rates to St. Maarten? You can't activate that service for three or four days? Nevermind...
Hello, AT&T, what are your international rates to St. Maarten? You don't know?!?! (Incoming call... mom)... Bye, bye...
Hi mom... bad news. She's asking me if I'm getting on the plane and I just burst into tears telling her the whole story about the terrible airline people that never mentioned MY flight! I'm stuck in Atlanta, and I'm not so sure I'll be getting out. And I was really looking forward to this vacation. How can I go back to school now... everyone thinks I'm going on vacation.... She tells me to go to the Delta information desk and get a red jacket to help me figure it out. Bye mom...
I go to the information desk. But it's not there! According to this woman, it's been moved. Well, DUH, I figured that much out! Where did it go... where can I get information? Go pick up one of the phones. (obviously...)
Pick up phone... explain situation to reservationist... start sobbing... reservationist tells me there's no way I'm getting on the plane to San Juan... gee thanks chic from the desk earlier... way to pay attention to the customer's needs! What about St. Thomas, reservationist? Yeah, St. Thomas looks good... 11:45 departure. Pick up your ticket from the guy at the counter.
Hey guy at counter, don't I need one of these green tickets too? Are you sure... ok... well, let me surrender my San Juan tickets cause they usually make me do that anyway.
Off through security, and to the gate. Check out status... ok, still don't have an international card. They probably sell one on the international concourse. Head out there... no deal, buddy, same stupid AT&T card (do they have an airport monopoly or something?) Pit stop in the food court for a hot dog before watching the monitor. Hurrah! We have a seat! Call mom... board plane...
Sit back and relax for three hours on plane to St. Thomas... sleep (some.)

Arrive St. Thomas... this looks familar... comfortably familiar. Head out to baggage claim... pick up bags... head to ticket counter. Ok, how to get to St. Maarten. ID-90 to St. Maarten on Liat... nope, sorry lady, flights are overbooked all week... big week in the Carribbean! Ok, let's try ID-90 to San Juan, to St. Maarten. Yeah American Airlines. And thank you laid back Delta employees for giving me an ID-90!!! (Boo US Delta employees for not giving them to my mom the week before) Problem... can't get the computer to issue an ID-90 to St. Maarten from San Juan... you know what, no problem, I'll just get it in San Juan. Call mom... here's the new plan... see you around 10:30 tonight (this is the longest day ever!)
Security, wait for plane... board... fly to San Juan... (Graham's least favorite airport)
San Juan... not sooo, bad (yet) Baggage claim... Delta counter... NOONE there... they might be at dinner... good idea...
McDonalds... Quarter Pounder con queso... mmmm, tastes like home. Back to Delta counter. Two more people waiting... still no Delta peeps. Calling Delta... "Yes, I'm at the San Juan airport and no one is at the desk and I need an ID-90."
"I'm sorry miss, we can't do that over the phone."
"Well, there are two other patrons here at the counter, could you see if you could locate someone to help us?"
"Let me check..."
"Ma'am, there might be someone at the baggage claim desk, but that's about all I can do for you." gee, thanks Bye, bye...
American counter... "How much is a ticket to St. Maarten tonight? $141? I'll take it. Can I change before you check in my bags? Thanks!"
Security (again)... wait... board... we're off...
Finally arrive at St. Maarten (the Dutch side)... customs (BTW... YOU'VE BEEN INFECTED WITH SARS greets you at the customs booth, with a much smaller disclaimer that as an international traveler, you might have been exposed to the syndrome). Clear customs (walk on through) and finally see mom and dad! I have arrived.
Off to the kick a** hotel... separate rooms from the snoring!... Time for BED!!
Day rating: HORRIBLE!

Sunday, July 27
Finally, we've made it to the second day! Breakfast at the hotel restaurant, everything is open, and then packing up to move into one room while we await word that we can board our boat. It's going to be awhile, so we hang out at the pool. We can get on the boat... still hang at the pool. Mom and Dad have to make a run to the grocery... we'll wait til you get back to eat lunch. Two hours go by, still no mom and dad... sit in restaurant, waiting... waiting... waiting... embarrassing!
Finally they return... lunch at last. (Not that it was marvelous) Showers on board, and then scout the area for dinner. We've eaten too many meals in the hotel restaurant. Oh yeah, the marina is just on this side of the French side. So all the other restaurants (that are still open at 7) are French cuisine. Lobster bisque... mmm... then again, not so good. By the way, we did spend some time watching the end of the Tour de France on French television... couldn't understand a word... thought maybe the nice French people at the restaurant could tell us if Lance won... we needed an interpreter to ask that question... End of the meal... FREE SHOTS!! for everyone...
Time to head to bed on the yacht before sailing to St. Barts in the morning.
Day rating: Okay

Monday, July 28
Wake up... btw, the sun comes up down here at like 4:30 because these people refuse to observe Daylight Savings Time (freaks). Have to have a Sunsail dude cruise us out of the marina... and we're off...
I've got the bracelets on and the dramamine in... I'm good to go... maybe not... must lie down. I know you people out there are yelling at me, just like Graham, that lying down is not the way to go when you're seasick, but let me tell you... You're Wrong! At least for me, lying down and closing my eyes, the typical cardinal sin for vertigo, is the only way to feel better. Arrive at midpoint for lunch... ah, lunch! Food... sandwich... yummy!
And we're off again, and I'm down again... finally, safe harbor in Gustavia, St. Bartholomew. Dad is off to clear customs... 30 min later, dad is back to kidnap mom and her wallet to pay for customs (I guess they don't take American Express or Visa). Graham and Maggie and I are embibing, waiting for their eminent return.
They return and it's time to head ashore to visit the great harbor of Gustavia. Shopping galore, but nothing that grabs anyone's attention. Stop at the market, return to boat. Dinner? How about pizza! Strange little French (everywhere seems to be French down here, but customs doesn't seem to notice) place... wierd pizza... issues with "ice water."... again the free shots "to help us sleep"... off to bed.
Day rating: Good

Tuesday, July 29
Wake up... trying to decide if we should stay in Gustavia or sail... there's really nowhere to sail, at least that's relatively close by, so we'll stay. Fam decides to rent scooters and motor around the island. I decide to do some Greek. Work on Greek all morning while they motor away and then return for lunch. They convince me to join them for the afternoon session of scooter-ing and so I hang on for dear life, with a riding helmet strapped to my head! These scooters don't have much horsepower, so you have to super speed up in order to make it up the steep hills! I thought I was going to die at least 27 times! But it was cool to see the island... looked really pretty. The airport was right on the other side of this hill and the planes had to basically dive over the mountain, hit the run-way and stop before running into the ocean. Unfortunately we didn't get to see one actually land (or take-off) but we saw a lot of them head over the mountain from the harbor.
We did a little shopping where Graham and Maggie both find something exciting. Another trip to the grocery. Back on board, we deicde to sail around to another cove for the evening. This cove contained a house built by the Rockefeller's and a strange building that looks like it was pulled off the top of the Eiffel Tower. There were moorings in this cove, but we decided to also drop a stern anchor to stay put. Cooked up some quesedillias for dinner, and watched the sky before heading to bed.
Day rating: Pretty Good

Wednesday, July 30
Wake up (they all start like that, eh?). It rained a little last night, so I didn't sleep too great, but it's all good. We decide to sail to Philipsburg, St. Maarten (the Dutch side) today, so we get underway after a brief snorkeling adventure. (I can't figure out how to snorkle, so I just hung out on the boat) Ate lunch before getting underway, and then made the treck across to St. Maarten. As the harbor came into sight, we saw two cruise ships, one Carnival and one Celebrity. We had heard talk from the Carnival Glory on the radio, and there it was in the harbor! The harbor was really shallow, so we were pretty far from shore, double anchored. Jumped on the dingy and headed ashore for some shopping. And man was this the place to shop. Graham finally found a digital camera (after looking for at least a year) and we both stocked up on dutyfree alcohol. Headed back to the dingy... WHAT?!?! It's been punctured by the shady broken down dock. Dang it!! Dad and Graham brave a ride back to the boat with the alcohol while Mom and Maggie and I wait on the dock. We're supposed to go to the grocery store, but somehow that isn't accomplished. Dad returns, picks up Maggie and demands that we go to the store! We go, and I'm desparately trying to make it a quick run, when Graham shows up. He's come back to pick us up. Since we know that this is going to be the last trip in the dingy today, we pick up hot dogs for dinner and other essentials and head back to the boat. Dad has been on the radio to Sunsail, but they're closed. The ironic thing is that we're on the same island, just a different harbor. But we can't get a new boat until morning. Fix dinner, hang out, and off to bed.
Day rating: Okay

Thursday, July 31
Wake up. Lot's of comotion last night... anchoring just isn't a great way to stay in one place. Plus, it rained. The plan is to head over to the marina, but not go in. They'll bring us another dingy, and we'll just sail around to Marigot. So we head out and everything goes ok at the marina, and we make it to Marigot. Grab a bite before mom and dad are off to find out about flights home on Saturday. The drinks are out again as we wait for their return.... and wait... and wait...
Finally they return, thoroughly frustrated with their attempts to make an international call on a local phone and vice versa. Apparently nothing is easy down here. Dad had trouble filling out the all-French customs forms in St. Barts and now the issue with making phone calls. Frustrated, we decide that eating in Marigot is a good idea. We all get ready for dinner and then dingy over to the beautiful dock. We pick out a restaurant that is vegetarian friendly (for Maggie) and have a wonderful evening at dinner. There was lobster, steak, 2 different fish, and pizza as well as assorted beverages. It was quite tasty. And while searching for a Maggie-friendly restaurant, mom and I had found a quaint little French bakery that we were thinking would be a fun stop for breakfast in the morning. And then it happened. We walked back to the dock and alas, our dingy was no where to be found. "WHAT?!?! Someone stole our dingy?!! This is outrageous!" We went to what we thought was the police station only to realize it was just immigration. We found the police station, but got no answer... apparently if no blood is shed in this town, the police don't show up. We were all furious, as I'm sure you can imagine. And how the sheol were we going to get back to our boat. It wasn't even that far from shore this time, but far enough that there's was no way to get to it without a boat. The police weren't even available to help us with that! A nice French family appeared and my mom dropped the bomb on them and they were kind enough to take us back to our boat. Apparently they had had a dingy stolen from this harbor and weren't taking any chances this time... their boat was chained to the dock. We tried to call Sunsail, but again it was too late. Dad was appalled, because in his 40 years of sailing, he's never had anything stolen. Mom remembers reading in the crusing guide that there was a rash of thefts, mainly targeted at dingys and empty boats in this harbor, but fails to mention it. The guide tells us to ask our charter company about it. As if we would have read the guide before arriving in this stupid little harbor!
Dad goes immediately to bed, totally pissed off at the situation. The rest of us sit up and gripe about the injustice of it all, the horrible management of this town, and our plans to build a website in order to inform people of the problems with Marigot! We finally go to bed as well...
Day rating: Quite possibly more horrible than Saturday

Friday, August 1
Wake up to the sound of the motor... we have apparently docked in order to file the police report. The police have a hard time translating dad's occupation... apparently they don't have a word for construction. Things in France just miraculously appear on the scene. We've notified Sunsail of the theft... that's about all we've accomplished. No trip to the French bakery... at this point all the good in Marigot has been forgotten!
Take the long way back to the marina, just to get in some sailing. Dad thinks we're going to eat in the roughest seas we've encountered all week... we remind him that there's a nice large harbor on the way back (Philipsburg) that we can stop in. As Philipsburg appears on the horizon, we notice what appears to be a very large cruise ship in harbor. Once we get in, there are three, but two pale in comparison to the monstrosity that is Royal Carribbean! The other two appear to be local cruise lines. Oh how I wish I was on a Royal Carribbean cruise at this point!
We eat a quick bite and then head around to the marina. Dad gets to sail us into the harbor, straight to the fuel dock. We fill up and the Sunsail guy speedily docks us and we begin the process of preparing to leave. There are concerns that we will be charged for the theivery, but we manage to get out (so far) without paying for it. We shower, cook leftovers on board and head to bed.

Saturday, August 2
Wake up... super early... dang non-observers of DST! Dad is convinced that things must occur at certain times in order for us to be ready when the cab arrives at noon. We start showering around 10, and everyone is ready by 11... and then we get to sit in the soooo-not-air-conditioned lobby of the hotel for an hour waiting for the cab. Basically, it was a waste to take a shower.
The cab arrives, and we blast the air conditioning as we begin the 30 minutes journey to the airport. We arrive at the airport, to the un-air-conditioned reception area. They manually search our check bags before we can step to the desk and when we do the airport nightmare begins again. Apparently the woman back in Atlanta had cancelled my entire itinerary when I didn't get on flight 773, and there was nothing that said we had paid for the return segment. After about an hour, we got it all taken care of, along with ID-90's for everyone in case we didn't make the flight. Stupid Delta in St. Maarten closes before the plane even takes off, so if people get stranded, there's nothing they can do til next week. That's right... next week. Delta only flys from Atlanta to St. Maarten on Saturdays. You miss it, you're screwed!
Well, we sat in the airport forever, and we missed it. We had to go back to the desk to get our bags and then get re-checked at American in order to check-in there. We met a really tall guy (American) who was trying to find out how much alcohol he could take back and we all chatted for awhile. Turns out he, his brother and his father all work for United, so he knows exactly what we're going through.
We finally get checked in for St. Maarten to San Juan and get on the plane. We arrive in San Juan around 7 and think there's a hotel attached to the airport we can stay in. Turns out it's not open yet, and we have to take a cab to a hotel that dad saw from the plane. We get there and before we unload, we find out that this hotel is booked. The valet is kind enough to find a hotel for us, and the cabbie is kind enough to take up there. We are out of cash at this point, so mom runs in to cash a traveler's check to pay the kind cabbie and it takes a few minutes because she has to get the room before they'll cash the check. Dad pays the guy, probably a lot more than he needed to, and we off to our hotel room.
We walk in the door and there's a living room and a table. I see a doorway to the left and think that there is a room on the other side... turns out there was a hallway on the other side that led to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. We called Pizza Hut and got pizza and Pepsi (sorry, guys) and watched movies until bed. I had to repack my suitcase and re-figure my dress plans for the following day. Mom approved my choice and everything else was securly vac-packed. Mags and I read until we fell asleep.
Day rating: pretty crappy

Sunday, August 3
Wake up at the crack a** of dawn, because apparently one must get up at 4:30 to catch a 7:50 flight! Had a piece of leftover pizza and some pepsi for breakfast before heading downstairs. The hotel would not order us a cab for 5:30, but told us that if a cab wasn't waiting they would call one. Well, we had 14 bags between the five of us and, well, five of us, to pack into the cab. A cabbie with a crown victoria swore he could fit us all in, but we didn't think it was possible, so we asked for a van. About 5minutes later the van finally showed up, but the tailgate wouldn't open. This cabbie swore we could get everything in the van through the sliding door... we told him to get lost. We ordered ANOTHER van, and we're now running late. About 5 more minutes pass and still no van. The crown vic cabbie has returned, and we decide to try it. Shock of all shocks we fit! It's off to the airport, PRONTO! We arrive, get in line, only to find out that our bags have to go through an unattended x-ray machine and get a sticker, as part of the USDA screening... whatever... we finally are in line and get squared away for the Song flight to Orlando. Again, issues with Delta and my non-dependant status. Stupid airline... Amy is fine as long as she's a student. Oh well.
We make the flight, no problem. Song was a breath of fresh air! I got to sleep, sort of, in the back row, all stretched out. It was exciting and pretty and we're excited about flying Song again... too bad it is still run by the idiots at Delta!
Arrive in Orlando. Attempt the next flight to Atlanta... sorry, overbooked...
Decide that there is plenty of time to grab a bite to eat. Burger King... onion rings! Wait, I'm sorry we don't stock onion rings at our airport location. (retards) Oh well... Burger's it is... hey cool, they have veggie burgers... but Maggie refuses to eat them, so her lunch consists of fries. Dad wants a shake, but sorry we don't have those here either.
Lunch done, we await the next flight (1:10) and decide to bump priorities. Dad is the only one that gets bumped cause Graham, who really needs to get home to move, doesn't have anymore. Dad gets on the plane, with our luggage, apparently. Bye dad....
Awaiting next flight... 2:20... flight delayed... flight arrives... we all get on... WAIT!!! Message to dad not to leave airport. Get on plane... relax!
Arrive in Atlanta... look, there's dad, he got our messages. No, he's just smart!
Baggage claim (thankfully they checked our bags through Orlando, so this is the first trip today). Graham and Mom must head directly to Auburn to get moving, so Dad, Maggie and I ride Marta home.
The day is mostly over, although I'm not in bed until 2, making this a 22 hour day.
Day rating: OVER!

Trip rating: um, let's just say, next time, if we're going to the Carribbean, it won't be back to the Leeward Islands. Although next time, I think we're booking with Moorings out of Baja! ...

Suggestions: NEVER GO TO MARIGOT!!

Glad to be back? Um, not to the Greek... but to the glory that is the US, you bet! (not to mention my own bed)

Number of family members killed: almost one

Next time: Leave the dingy at home!

And, that, my friends, is how we do vacation!

11 August 2003

Ok, so I know I really need to put in something about my vacation, but since I've been sick since my return, I really haven't felt like talking about it... just know that it will be up sometime. And be forewarned that the French side of St. Maarten is not a good place to be.
That's all for now... ta-ta

05 August 2003

Here are my psycho-test results...
Disorder | Rating
Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Moderate
Histrionic: High
Narcissistic: Moderate
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Moderate
Obsessive-Compulsive: High

And here's the address to take it
Apparently my blog has not been working for awhile, but I believe I've fixed it. Had a wonderful vacation and will post the update soon! Have a great Tuesday night :)

16 July 2003

Stupid internet... luckily it wasn't a long post, and I lost nothing, but if I had...

the jist: nothing much new to report. activity on the horizon... keep ya posted... peace :)

15 July 2003

Ah, the weekend...
...Friday... had an indoor picnic because they were afraid it would rain... yeah, no rain, ALL NIGHT! The went to On the Bricks with some old school peeps to enjoy Better Than Ezra. Afterwards, went to Birdi's, a martini bar, and had one too many martini's... then back to the Carter-Florence house to chat. Bedtime: 4:00am
...Saturday... a dry Mimosa Saturday, with visiting eater, Lindsey Wade! Thanks for cooking Bethy, it was ummy! Then went for my final day of dogsitting... cleaned up and played with the dogs one last time before heading to Athens Pizza House for dinner with some newbie peeps. Then grabbed Katie H. and found a party at Matt's... went to three bars... very little drinking for me... it was Katie H.'s night! Bedtime: 3:30ish am
...Sunday... 6:30am... wake up to take Teri to the airport so she can go to Chicago for Calum's installation and a Session meeting... 7:30am... back to bed... sleep all day (mostly)... get up and go to dinner with Beth, Laura and Amy to P.F. Chang's... mmm, mmm, good! Grabbed a movie on the way home... talked to the Christy's about plans for Six Flags, then watched Ocean's 11...mmm, mmm... yummy men!... Did a little cleaning and Greek during the movie. Bedtime: 3:00am
...Monday... class (plh)... post-class... grab lunch (mmm...left over chinese!)... pick up Mrs. Christy at MARTA and then head to Six Flags!! Meet up with Ms. Christy and her cousins and play all day at Six Flags! Get stuck at De'javu... something broke, but luckily they got us off before we got hurt by whatever was broken! Total time waiting to ride De'javu: 1 hour, 30 min. Freaked out at the shear height off the ground... but overall it was bearable. Flew on Superman twice... enjoyed all the important coasters... eventful day... took both Christy's home... came home and crashed!! Bedtime: 2:30am
As you can see, it was a late night weekend! Vespers tonight, a little Greek, and then I'm going to bed EARLY!!
Well, back to the fun that is the library!

09 July 2003

I hate the library! "let's close early on fridays because there's no precedent of necessity..." PLH!! These people study ALL THE TIME!! And I need that extra hour and a half for work study!! Do they not realize how that adds up? These people suck... they're like Teri's CPM!

Ugh... it's put me in such a bad mood I couldn't even do homework, and I've already done my vocab cards, so I've been sitting here doing NOTHING! PLH!! I just want to be done with it all... I just want to be able to go home and sleep, in my own bed, with no concerns!

Oh well... not today...

08 July 2003

So, I didn't get around to blogging last night. Jill was here and I showed her around and we worked on Greek until the evening was over. The ice cream social was ok... I almost passed out from the turpentine (sp?) odor and had to escape to the fresh air for a bit. Although I did have a lovely chat with Art Lindstrom... I love Cheryl, and having chatted with Art, I love Art too... yeah for fun adults!
Today was yet another fun day of Greek. I will be much more relaxed when I'm not having to drive back and forth in the AM (and the PM) and can just sleep in my own bed! Granted, I'm enjoying the dogs, and will of course enjoy the check! But it's just adding to the exhaustion... oh... I'm just looking at the post and realizing that I need to update from the weekend:

Well, Thursday night we grabbed a bite at Brickstore and then watched Catch Me If You Can. I enjoyed it, although Teri and Amy didn't think it moved fast enough... they were caught up in the title and felt it was going to be faster paced. I just enjoyed the part where it was a true story! Hammer also joined in the festivities, which was interesting. ......
Friday, we enjoyed a holiday version of brunch... we had cinnamon rolls, right before heading over the the SOS picnic in the village... too much food consumed! We saw Rachel and Ben (Acton), and I got to see their cute little apartment. Then it was time to clean the house before we gathered for fireworks. We decided at the picnic to gather a group of Teri, Amy, the Acton's and Rachel Ellis (plus the visiting Jeff Roper) and myself and head out to Stone Mountain. Well, we got separated on the way there, and once in view, saw that the park was at capacity and was now closed (reminicent of the park in Chicago). We tried every way possible to get ahold of the other car, but to no avail. Teri, Amy and I headed back to Decatur, with threatening clouds looming overhead, hoping that the fireworks would be cancelled, but alas, they all went off. We ended up staying home and watching the DC fireworks followed by the Centennial Park fireworks on TV. There was also a little Angels dance during the music accompaning the Centennial fireworks. Oh yeah... and there was alcohol involved as well. We had a good time and just as we were sitting down to watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone when there was a knock at the door! We were like, "WHAT?!?!" Turned out to be the other vehicle from Stone Mountain, so we chatted for a bit, and then it was time for Harry Potter! Then there was the phone call that put mom on the not-so-fun list. But let's not get into that...
Wow! We're only at Saturday! I ended up sleeping way in, and missed Teri's superb pancakes for brunch. We hung out for the rest of the afternoon, and then went to Sue's for the first Greek School party! It was good... mmm... grilling! Then Lindsey Wade joined us for a viewing of Cruel Intentions.
Sunday, we were going to go to New Covenant to hear Dave Forney preach, but I (again) slept in and it turned out we had the wrong time anyway. So there was much lounging about, followed by... the drinking of wine and the eating of fine food! Amy cooked Noell's first zucchini... a la stuffed with couscous! It was DELICIOUS!! And then it was back to the grind for another long week of greek!

Tonight, Teri, Amy and I are leading vespers, and that's about all for today. Oh yeah, it's quesidilla night at the 'fectory, so I'll be enjoying an ENORMOUS cheese quesidilla before vespers! No major plans for the rest of the week... maybe some IMAX Matrix... not sure. Hopefully it will be exciting! And hopefully so will yours! Later :)

07 July 2003

Well, the long weekend is over and it's back to school! (plh) I'm not feeling particularly typy right now, having just vented about a review of Harry Potter on My Chicas blog. Feel free to read it, via the link to My Chicas. I'll be back in the library later tonight, and will more than likely get on a post a synopsis of the weekend! See you later :)

03 July 2003

I have successfully made it through week one of Greek school. We've taken two quizzes, and I've aced them both. Yeah for me (and the girls- they rocked 'em too, of course). So far, it doesn't seem to bad... hopefully it stays that way, cause then I can go on vacation!! I've gotten all my homework done, and when I'm done blogging, I will read all the chapters for next week. Working the library while absolutely nothing is going on is turning out to be quite beneficial for my academic career!
Finally got to take the dogs to the park again yesterday, and their friends were there to play with. The weather has turned out to be beautiful, and I hope it stays that way for the weekend. I have got to be able to sleep in this weekend at least one day... at least it's a three day weekend. I'm just so exhausted from the back-and-forth and getting to bed late because of it. Since it's a holiday weekend, we'll be having Mimosa Fourth of July and the traditional Mimosa Saturday! Whoohoo... we even have two bottles of champaigne for the occasion!
Tonight, there will be another trip to the park, followed by a viewing of Catch Me If You Can. I'm very excited, cause I think this movie is going to be lots of fun! And maybe we'll order out, cause I'm really feeling a Chinese craving! (I saw a take-out box somewhere this week and have been thinking about it ever since!)
So, here's our holiday plans: for the Fourth, we'll be going to a picnic in the village, sponsered by SOS, where there is supposed to be BBQ (bleh) and assorted side dishes (mmm... potato salad!). That's at 12:00, so we will have just about finished up brunch by that time... hopefully we won't be too full! Then, as far as fireworks go, we're still trying to figure that out. Maybe the Decatur square with our classmates, maybe Lake Allatoona with my fam, or maybe we'll go to Stone Mountain and check out the new laser show, complete with fireworks for the holiday! Saturday, we'll again be having Mimosa Brunch, and hopefully getting Amy's room organized, and then the rockin Greek Party at Sue Cranell's! It'll be fun to see Sue... and to party like it's 20-99 (a la, Prince). And then, I think we'll be going to New Covenant for church on Sunday, because David Forney is preaching. And then it will be time to switch back into Greek mode and plow into next week!
Well, that's all the news that's fit to print right now! Hope everyone has an awesome weekend and I'll catch ya on the flip side :)

02 July 2003

Well, nothing much has happened since the last entry, so I haven't written. I did have my first Greek quiz, on the alphabet, and I got a 100! Yeah for me. So, just in case you were wondering, or bored... the chicas now have their own blog. Check out the link! I'm not sure many people will understand it outside of the chicas, but what the he** ;) Umm... think that's all the info for now. Have a great evening!

30 June 2003

So, class wasn't so bad. Beth really thinks quite highly of Greek, and not so much of Hebrew, and we had a little trouble with that, but it won't interfere with learning. She's really excited about teaching Greek so that we'll be able to read the New Testament by the end. The main thing she kept telling us was "Don't get behind!!" We learned the alphabet, and then broke into small groups to practice. Tomorrow is our first quiz... over the alphabet, go figure. Well, it's back to being bored at the library... stop in if you're nearby!
Ok, the weekend has come and gone, and with the arrival of Monday, we begin Greek School. :( But before we move into Greek, let us reminice about the weekend. Well, last Friday, the girlies and I went to see Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. I really liked it, but others called it fluff. I guess I just liked the parts where the girls kicked butt (which, in case you didn't know, was the ENTIRE movie!). I'm hoping for a third installment, particularly to help explain a certain character (which I will not discuss, for lack of knowing if you've seen the movie).
Saturday, we had our last Mimosa Saturday with Noell for a few weeks. She departed early this morning for a well deserved vacation at home for six weeks. We will miss her greatly! After brunch, it was off to Carrollton for Jennifer's baby shower. I can't believe my friends are having baby showers! It's crazy! We got to see the new house, and Judy's new house as well. Fun times were had by all.
At home, we watched Moulin Rouge before heading to bed for the evening. My take on this movie: bizarre. I guess it's just a Baz thing.
Sunday, it was church as usual. I brought Teri along and I'm still not sure how she liked it. It was a little disappointing because we were late (as usual for me) but at least she got to hear Lane preach. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, on Saturday I began my two-week stint as a dog/house sitter. I'm hanging out with the Craigmile's two dogs, who are just great. We got to go to the dog park yesterday, and met Anna, a friend of theirs. After the park, I came home and napped for a bit (something must have been circulating in the house, because we were all napping). Had some dinner, watched Teri preach (on video) and then it was back to the Craigmile's to bed.
I actually managed to get up at 7:30 this morning to let the dogs out and get home in time to get ready for work. So here I sit, at the library, waiting for Greek school to arrive. The exiciting part of the morning was when Meg and Katie H. came in to send some email! I was very excited to see these two Furman friends, and hope that this year will be just awesome! Maybe there will be more single guys in this new class... eh?... ;)
Well, that's all for now. I'll have a full report of the first day of class later in the day! Hope your day goes well :)

26 June 2003

Well, here's what's been happenin since the last time we talked. Hmmm... well, I worked til 10 on Tuesday night and then Wednesday, had to work from 1-6. Work was SUPER boring... there were a bunch of us here, and nothing to do. But I couldn't leave early because I'd already signed my punch card with those hours! Soon enough, work was over, and it was out to dinner with the fam (minus Graham). We went to Brookwood, and while the food was great and so was the service, I was embarrased by my grandfather's attitude! Old people! (geesh)
Today, got up planning to go shopping for a baby gift around 11, ended up having to rescue mom at the airport a little sooner... she had locked herself out of the car (I don't think I've ever done that... it just seems like such a stupid thing to do... for those of us with keyless entry remotes, how does one lock the door without the keys?!). So, I had to drive to their house to get the key and then drive to the airport to give her the keys... then drive home to take a shower... then it was time for shopping.
Shopping was pretty good... and I managed to pick up some necessities at Target also but of course I didn't take my laptop to Best Buy so that I could get a new battery! I'm so retarded! Then I came home, had a quick popcorn snack before heading to work. And here I am.
We were planning on going to the Presbytery Young Adults thing, thinking it started at 8, but no... it starts at 6 and runs til 9... so it doesn't look like we're going to go. Oh well... why they would change the time, I have no idea... the last one was at 8... pooty heads!
Tomorrow, no work (yeah), but I've got to finish my laundry, clean the house, and read a little Greek before dinner with the Craigmiles (people I'm dogsitting for) and then a night out with the girls... Full Throttle, here we come!
Saturday, I'll be in Carrollton for Jennifer's baby shower, and Sunday at home for church. Hope you're weekend is just as rockin as mine! later kiddos :)

24 June 2003

Ah! Don't you just love the weekend! I know, it's Tuesday and you're thinking... where have you been!?! Well, let me tell you. After work Thursday night I went to mom and dad's to spend the night because Friday was an important Cobb Co. day. At 9 I had to drop off Ollie (that's my kitten) for her vaccines, and while I was at PetSmart, I bought her a traveling cage, a bed and a purple hippo (filled with catnip, of course). Then it was off for my massage. I had won a certificate at the RPC auction back in like February and just gotten around to using it! It was so nice! Then the dreadful part of the day was the two hours spent at the DMV to get a reprint of my lost license... and oh yeah, to get it reinstated. But at least it only cost $5... I think that was an error, but not mine, so I'll keep the rest of my money, thank you! Then it was home to meet the dogs that I'll be dog sitting starting this Saturday. They were cute and I'm looking forward to playing with them.
Came back to Decatur and then it was off to the HARRY POTTER RELEASE PARTY!!!! We went to the Borders on Ponce and since Amy was the only one who hadn't pre-ordered, she bought a copy and Noell read to us on the way home. I'm so excited!!!
Saturday morning was an early Mimosa breakfast before Teri and Amy and I headed to Johnson City for Ben and Rachel's wedding. It was beautiful!! Even the drive up was beautiful! We had lots of fun and got to meet more of the PC crowd. ANd of course, CTS was represented... got to see Abby! She looks great and plans to be back in the fall.
Went out Saturday night post-reception and talked to a good-looking guy from PC who is studying for the bar and working at a Columbia (SC) law firm. He seemed to take an interest in Teri... but slacker didn't get any info! Then we took Andrew to Perkins for a late night snack before turning in for the evening.
We got up Sunday morning and made a stop in Montreat before heading home. Teri and Amy had never been, so I HAD to take them. I was so glad to see that the Lake was still there... someone told me they had drained it for some reason like, building something! Not necessary! Everything was closed though, cause it was Sunday, which was a bummer, but we'll just have to make another trip! Then we made another stop at the outlet malls and got some great bargains before arriving home to the home cooking (mexican style) of Teri's mom. (btw... what is Teri's mom's name?!?!?!) Then it was time to read some more... after Noell went to bed, I borrowed her copy (mine still hadn't arrived) and stayed up til almost 5 reading! I wanted to finish, but I was just too exhausted from all the driving!
I was going to go with Teri and her mom to Six Flags on Monday, but with the late night reading, I didn't make it. Instead, I took back the company truck my dad had been borrowing and picked up my kitty (she spent the weekend at mom and dad's after the vet visit). Rode MARTA home (Ollie wasn't such a fan of MARTA...) and then worked last night. But I didn't get a chance to blog last night while at work because I couldn't put Harry Potter down long enough for the weekend update. Finished around 2am last night, and then got a good nights sleep before coming to work at 2 today. Working til 10 tonight, and then I don't know what I'll do with myself now that I finished Harry Potter! Guess I'll just go to bed!
Well, that's the latest... hope all is well with you! Have a great night :) (and go buy Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix if you haven't already!!)

19 June 2003

Well, they finally made it home! We stayed up til way late in the night talking and catching up. I'm so glad to finally have everyone home... too bad Noell's leaving in about a week... so sad! And the amazing thing about staying up late last night was that I got right out of bed when my alarm went off... that's so not me!
Umm... today is my last day of work this week!! Too bad it's a double shift day. Oh well... and tomorrow I'm getting a massage!!! Then we're heading off to Tennessee (Johnson City) on Saturday for Ben and Rachel's wedding... fun stuff... it'll be like a mini-CTS reunion! Well, that's all on the front here... back to work!

18 June 2003

So, heard some great news this morning... Ames and Teri will be home today!! Yippie... I'm so excited, and bummed at the same time, cause I'm stuck in the library until 10 tonight and I have to be here at 9:30 tomorrow... soon enough we'll get to play though!
Other than that, nothing new going on. Oh yeah, last night Noell made dinner and it was spectacular. We had pistacio crusted amberjack (fish) with mashed potatoes and sugar snap peas. Mmm... I was so full afterwards, I dreded coming back to the library to finish up work. But I survived. And it looks like I'm going to be dog/house sitting in a couple weeks! Yeah making money! Anybody got any odd jobs that need doing, for pay of course! I'm looking to make money, cause I AM POOR!! Anyway... I'm going to get back to work... hope all is well with you... night ;)

17 June 2003

Well, today was a great day! It was sleep-in-because-work-isn't-until-5pm-day! Had to take mom to the airport though at 1, so it wasn't a total waste of a day in bed. Finally got the shelf hung in the bathroom and got it cleaned before Amy returns. And now I'm at work... waitin til Noell calls so I can go home for some homecooked mmm, mmm goodness! I think I'm going to like this work until 10 thing, cause it means I get to sleep in, but Greek school is fast approaching. My books are on the way, so I can start studying soon. Hopefully it won't kill me and there will be someone worthwhile in class ;) Oh well... not much else going on here... bored waiting for the remainder of the chicas to return. Soon enough... have a good night :)

16 June 2003

Ah, aren't weekends refreshing!! And let me tell you, at our house they're are awesome! Yes, I'm talking about Mimosa Saturday. Noell can really cook! We had pancakes and bacon, and, of course, mimosas! Mmm, mmm, good!
Then we got our outlets fixed (the electrician came) and then we went shopping! We went to the Container Store, Target, and Filene's... which wasn't very exciting. Then I went home and had pizza with the girls and watched some Friends. You will not believe what a great deal I found on the complete season DVDs! $29.99!!! And each season is 4 DVDs!! I LOVE TARGET!! 'Cept I was looking at my reciept and noticed one was the wrong price, so I have to go back and get it changed.
Then I went to church on Sunday and watched Disney's Cadet Kelly before heading to Maggie's triple header. That's right... three in a row! It was a tournament and since they kept winning, they kept playing. But after that many games, they got tired and lost the final to come in second place. But they played well and it was fun to get to see her play again. Since that took all evening, I didn't get home until after 11 last night, and then got some cleaning done before heading to bed.
So, that was the weekend. This week is packed with library duty, the return of Teri and Amy, hopefully a massage ;) and then off to Tennessee for Ben and Rachel's wedding on Saturday! Hopes to be a fun filled week.
Well, I'm back to work... or really just sitting here looking for things to do (via surfing the internet!) Have an awesome day :)

13 June 2003

Well, after I left the library yesterday, I had the worst day! I lost my license a few weeks ago, and so I went to the DMV to replace it (can't just go to Kroger for that!) I waited for 45 minutes before I found out that there was a suspension on my license and I had basically just wasted my day away trying to find this place and sitting twiddling my thumbs for 45 minutes! And the worst thing is I thought that had been cleared up, but NOOOOOOOOOOO, they apparently send you some sort of receipt after you've paid the useless speeding ticket, and you're supposed to take that to the licensing office (along with $35) to get your license reinstated! Ugh... so, not only did I waste my time, but I really shouldn't be driving until I get this all taken care of, cause if I get pulled over, I might get arrested! Whoo-hoo (stupid freakin DMV!!!)
So anyway, I finally made it home to eat something (first time all day) around 4:30. Read some Harry Potter til Noell came home and then we watched Circle of Friends. It was so cute!!
Hopefully this weekend will be better! Heading to the lake for some sun, and then church on Sunday.
That should do it for today... waiting to get off work so I can go eat (see the common thread) Have a rockin weekend! :)

12 June 2003

I figure it's about time I join the bandwagon with my friends, Teri and Amy, and host a blogspot. So here I am, posting my first, well, post.
So, I guess the question of the day is: what's up with you?
I'm in the Columbia Seminary Library right now, my oh-so-exciting job for the summer. I basically sit around at the circulation desk doing NOTHING!! So, if you're nearby, come save me from utter boredom!
Other than that, I'm hanging out here in Decatur and back home in Roswell, where I frequent Roswell Presbyterian Church. I'm a volunteer with the youth group, and am currently on break from teaching a Bible study with my cool pal Louis! (shout out to Lou!)
I'm waiting for Teri and Amy to get their slow moving behinds back to the A-T-L so we can party like it's 1999... eh? Teri is currently driving back from WA in her Ford Explorer!! (yeah for surprises) and Amy is chillin the Woodlands, TX, waitin to preach on Sunday... you go girl. Unfortunately with my super cool (literally... it's like 63 degrees in here) job, I can't make it for the fun... bring me a tape! They should be here next week and then we're off to TN for a super fun wedding thrown by Ben and the soon-to-be Rachel Actin! Congrats guys!
Well, I think that's enough info for now. Hopefully I'll be better about my blog than my kick-butt roomie, Amy! ;) Have an awesome day and we'll catch ya on the flip side!