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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Beezes

Happy 28th Birthday to my lovely sister, Leah. I call her Beezes because I started with Leezey, then it turned into Beezy, and now it's just Beezes.
Anyway, she's a fabulous person and super smart- she's getting a PhD in Elementary Education this fall. She's kind and patient and TERRIFIC with children. I love her more than I can say. I wish I could give her big squishy hugs but she has class today.
*squishy hug* So come and say something nice to my Beezes!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Indgo Girls

Leah and I went to the Indigo Girls concert on Sunday night. They are always fabulous, it's three hours of singing. We really liked the opening band too, Girlyman. They had some really nice harmonies.
This is my favorite song by the Indigo Girls:

Thought I knew my mind like the back of my hand,
The gold and the rainbow, but nothing panned out as I planned.
And they say only milk and honey's gonna make your soul satisfied!
Well I better learn how to swim
Cause the crossing is chilly and wide.
Twisted guardrail on the highway, broken glass on the cement
A ghost of someone's tragedy
How recklessly my time has been spent.
And they say that it's never too late, but you don't get any younger!
Well I better learn how to starve the emptiness
And feed the hunger
Up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road
You can stand there and agonize
Till your agony's your heaviest load.
You'll never fly as the crow flies, get used to a country mile.
When you're learning to face the path at your pace
Every choice is worth your while.
Well there's always retrospect to light a clearer path
Every five years or so I look back on my life
And I have a good laugh.
You start at the top, go full circle round
Catch a breeze, take a spill
But ending up where i started again makes me wanna stand still.
Stepping on a crack, breaking up and looking back
Every tree limb overhead just seems to sit and wait.
Until every step you take becomes a twist of fate.

I think the point of the song is to just go for it. And I love the part about looking backing on life and having a good laugh. Mine is so much different now. It's much better.

Since most of the crowd was made up of lesbians, Leah and I chatted about it. If civil unions were so great, why don't all these politicians that come out in favor of them do them? Your spouse doesn't get any benefits. It's completely ridiculous, and not good enough.
Why is allowing people who love each other and want to commit to each other by getting married wrong? I just don't get it.

Monday, August 13, 2007

I am orientated

I had orientation for grad school today in Waynesboro, VA. I learned a lot about what I should take, and what I shouldn't and in what order. I didn't get to meet my advisor so I'll have to contact her. I'm glad I'm not driving back now, it took me 3 1/2 hours to get here and my eyes are sort of closing as I type this. It was a lot of information to take in. Plus, I'm having dinner with the Director of the school, the Cohort coordinator, and the lady in charge of distance education. Oh and the woman teaching my course. Look at me networking. :) I'll drive home tomorrow after I've had breakfast. The hotel breakfast has a waffle maker. I didn't try it today but I might tomorrow. I met a bunch of people from Northern Virginia, some of whom work for Fairfax County libraries with Ima. This one lady took all of our emails so we can keep in touch. We all have to take the same introductory course to start so we'll all be in class together.
I still have more things to do before I start class, I have to pay (heh) and I have to order my textbooks. I'm really excited about getting started. Now I think I will nap.


Friday, August 03, 2007

Seattle Photos

Here are some photos from Seattle. We had a very nice time. The bed and breakfast was gorgeous and the food was unbelievable. More photos with others after I get permissions to post em on my blog.

We took this one from the backyard of our b&b.

The gorgeous view of the backyard of our b&b.

The super comfy bed.

Breakfast was so big every morning, we never ate lunch.