Thursday, December 21, 2006

Happy seventh night of Hanukkah. It, again, has been a while since I updated, but I have a few good thoughts.

I am not sure how I feel about Rumsfeld leaving the DOD. He never apologized or even hinted that he could be blamed for the deaths of not just some 3,200 coalition troops, but also about 55,000 Iraqis. May God forgive him.

I am very glad Becky got out of Denver when she did.

I think that this is the best service ever. People, stay safe this year and have a DD.

Also, I understand that when Kevin Coe was raping people the city was gripped with fear, but I also understand that he has served his time. This creates a problem for me, fairness for the community but also fairness for Coe. However sexual offenders are released every day. I guess the main reason I will say that I believe he should be civilly committed is because he has refused any treatment. But I honestly don’t know.

Finally, I can’t believe there are still light rail letters in the paper. I am all for more business downtown and environmentally sound mass transportation, but a light rail down the middle of a street that wasn’t Main St. is just poorly planned. Okay, have a great day, and if you are reading this from Denver, be safe.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Hello, it has bean a long time so I thought I should update. How are you? Good I hope. Finals are over for me and I love my life. we wont discus finals, I don’t want to go through that again.

Today I am going to work a little bit and go to Goodwill. I have to pick up something for our Res. Life party, and I am picking some stuff up for another hall. Also I am going to shower and shave which is probably a good idea.

Today is the first day of Hanukkah. I’m not going to lie, I love lights, especially flickering lights.

There was a very sad but good article on John Traynor Sr. The second page of the article is here. This article made me very very happy. I don’t think a light rail in Spokane is going to be near necessary in the next decade, plus they were going to put it down the middle of Main. Finally from the SR, I think this story is funny. It reminds me of the quote by an unnamed aunt who was quoted by the newspaper about teaching masturbation said “I was advocating it.”

One last thing. Tom, one of my JCs this summer, emailed me this quote, and while it took me a while to get it because I had only been awake for a few minutes, it is good. E.B. White said, “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” Have a great day.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Happy birthday to Dr. Anthony P. House Ph.D. He is now officially an old man at 26. Yeah Bubba!!!!

Wow, I am a slacker. I haven’t updated since Thursday, but the website informs me that this will be my 80th update. I should have a party. Wait, I should have a studying party. That sounds like a good idea. My Spanish Oral on Thursday went very well, I got a 95%. Monday I have my Spanish final, Wednesday I have Comparative politics, and Thursday I have my Catholic Traditions final. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I am running to get there. I can’t wait.

I go home in one week. I can’t wait for that either. I want homemade food.

Friday was uneventful, and sleepless. And yesterday was crazy. I went to bed Friday night at about 12:15. I woke up at 10:30, showered shaved, went on the date from Win a Date with your RA or PM. Got back at 4, was asleep in 15 minutes and slept for three and a half hours. Then I couldn’t fall asleep after watching a couple of movies with the RAs on duty. I didn’t fall asleep till 4:15 and then had to wake up early to get ready for mass.

So now I am studying and not wanting to, but this will all soon be over, and I can’t wait for that. Have a great day!!!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Becky was hit by a car yesterday!!! She was crossing 50th walking towards Hamlins and was hit in one of the eastbound lanes. She was in the crosswalk and is totally fine. The best part of the story is how Becky and I would never cry from the getting hurt but instead because people ask us if we are okay. That is just how we are.

Yesterday three RAs and I handed out more than 16 pounds of candy in 10 minutes for the feast of St. Nicholas. The best thing ever is a peanut butter filled Hershey’s kiss. So good.

Today, 65 years ago, 2,403 civilians died in the attack on Pearl Harbor. To date 2,903 American deaths have been confirmed by the Department of Defense in the Iraq Civil War. I wonder when those numbers crossed. Hmmm.

I am never dancing in public again!!!! And I don’t get this letter at all. Finally I feel as though this was inevitable.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Hello. I just have a few thoughts for today.

Today (the 340th day of the year) is the 1663rd anniversary of the death of St. Nicholas and it is his feast day. In Canada it is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. finally it is Independence Day in Finland and Constitution Day is Spain.

I used to be really easily upset last year. I would write a letter to the editor as often as possible, and I haven’t written a single one this year. Maybe it is just that my interests have shifted. I don’t know.

The RA on duty last night was preparing for her group project in the RA class. They have to design the ideal residence hall. I really liked hers. There was a lot of room. In the next few years they will build a new residence hall and convert West into offices. That will be nice.

The saddest Christmas song ever is that Bing Crosby one called “The Littlest Angel.” It talks about this little angel who has no real good gift and Jesus picks it. I’m sure my father cries every time he hears it.

On today’s list are classes, working (Christmas party), and hall hours. All residents should celebrate the feast of St. Nicholas with me and three RAs and put a pair of shoes outside your room at 9 tonight. I swear I won’t steal your shoes.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Since I haven’t updated since Saturday, you are getting a list update today!!!!

Saturday:

  • Did nothing
  • Basketball game against the number 8 team in the nation and we wallop them.
  • Becky played for the last 2:43 of the game
  • I was BFF with some Emporia State (the team that beat us Friday) fans. They were very nice
  • Dinner with Becky at Wendy’s after the game
  • Jalapeño Cheddar Bread. Yes I know that the thing calls for ½ cup of Monetary cheese, but I put in 2 cups of Cheddar.
  • Muppet Christmas Carroll. Best movie ever.

Sunday:

  • Mass with Becky
  • Not enough studying
  • I didn’t write my palanca

Monday

  • Only got 5 ½ hours of sleep
  • Classes went well
  • I realized I don’t know enough about globalization
  • I got my Spanish quiz back, got a 92!!! I don’t know enough Spanish
  • Work study was very long, but today’s liturgy planning meeting will probably be worse
  • PM staff meeting was fun and food filled with a second loaf of Jalapeano Cheddar Bread.
  • West/Townhomes was good and had the remainder of the bread.
  • I hate Matt Zavala. He is leaving after winter session to take a kick ass internship with ABC News Political Division in DC. I hate him, but this will be very good for him and he will do very well. Best of luck to you Matt, we will miss you.
  • I learned that a new blog is created every second and the average readership is one person, thank God I have an update not a Blog.

Tuesday (till right now):

  • I slept for 8 ½ hours and that was too much, it was hard to wake up.
  • Lil’ Burrito family breakfast with Becky and Jill (her coworker) at the fitness center
  • Finished Christmas shopping except for Becky

Today’s forcast:

  • Classes should go well
  • Work study should be fine except for the Liturgy planning meeting which will make me want to die

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Hello all. Today is going very well so far. Mostly because it has been filled with brunch. Residence Life staff was supposed to go do some service in the neighborhood, but it got cancelled so instead we went out to the Egg and I. It was very good. I had the Wisconsin Scramble. Very good.

Yesterday was interesting. Classes made me want to die, but I don’t think I did too bad on my Spanish quiz. Work study was fun, but it was a very long 3 hours.

The women’s basketball team played the number 1 division 2 team in the nation last night. They lost by 18, but they couldn’t make a shot to save their life. Tonight they will play the number 8 team in the nation at Metro. I really don’t want to drive all the way down there, but Becky might play so I will.

For the last 2 weeks I have been checking my mail box every day because I have been waiting for a letter from Camp Reed about applications. It arrived yesterday, and was sent on the 14th on November. It was a banner day for the USPS. All re-hire staff have to meet with the directors over the winter break, I cant wait to see all of them.

Tonight Katherine is on duty in West so we are going to watch the Muppet Christmas Carol. Best version of that story ever. 15 days till I go home!! Have a great day!!!