Friday, December 11, 2009

Bad Haiku Friday: Christmas Cursing Edition


Last Christmas we changed
Curse words to Christmas lingo
Fa-la-la you, Scrooge.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday Snapshot: Salzburg I

On our 2007 Europe trip, we began in Salzburg, Austria (after a bus ride from the Munich airport).

All of these pictures were taken within the same square. I so loved Salzburg, and I fully reserve the right to post gabillions more pictures from there. (On a side note, I am apparently hungry while I'm putting this together, because these pictures are all about food.)


I'm not going to lie. I want to be these people when I grow up.


That's a wheel of cheese. And I'm in heaven.


One of the things we ate. At this place, one of our friends tried to ask for a bottle of water in German, and he asked for a bottle of water without the water! It was hilarious and the shopkeeper was cracking up.


I love markets.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Bad Haiku Friday: Jennie comes to visit!


Sis visits today
Takes my mind off crazy school
Plus, much volleyball

EDITED TO ADD: Guest Haiku from My MOM!

It is almost time
To celebrate the weekend
Yabba Dabba Do

Brilliant! There used to be a radio station that would play the whistle blowing at five and have Fred Flintstone yelling YABBA DABBA DO to celebrate the end of the day. My father comes home every Friday and yells Yabba Dabba Do in honor of the weekend.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Where I'm at this week ....

Of course, it's the last two weeks of the semester before finals, so this is grad student time to SHINE! (Look at how positive I am. SHINE, I tell you. Not fail. Not cry. Not throw rotten tomatoes at professors—SHINE. Now, SHINE, darn it!)

So tomorrow I have a project due and the presentation for the project. I chose to go tomorrow because, obviously, Dec. 2 is Britney Spears' birthday, and I cannot think of a better omen than that! I announced that to my class, of course, when we were discussing the dates on which to present, and they all think I'm crazy. In my defense, one of my dear friends' birthdays is Dec. 2, and so we always teased her in high school about having the same bday as popular-because-she-makes-suggestive-grunting-noises-in-songs Spears. I am half tempted to have Britney narrate my presentation. I also considered making cookies to bring in as a celebration. Alas, my presentation is on a class I have created called First Amendment and the Internet: An Introduction. Although Brit-Brit might have nary a thing to do with this topic, well, I'll make something up.

Sometime between now and next week, I have to watch NINE episodes of The Secret Life of the American Teenager. This seemed like a great idea when I was coming up with my topic for my qualitative class. However, it means I have to WATCH NINE HOURS OF SECRET LIFE. How can life get any better?! I daresay, it cannot. I will CONQUER those episodes. I swear.

I also have various and sundry things to tie up for my health class, including the dread group project. I loathe group projects. My group is pretty good for this project, but I still would rather do the whole darn thing on my own. That's a presentation due next Tuesday. Awesome.

And this weekend, JENNIE (my sister) comes to visit! It will be mayhem. It will be magic. It will be lots and lots of volleyball (her team is playing a tournament here). And pizza. Oh yes, there will be pizza.