Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Monkeys Randomly Typing Shakespeare

My cooking class was cancelled because not enough people signed up for it. Bummer! I’d so been looking forward to that . . .

My sister has arrived in the States safe and sound and now at my parents’ house getting some much needed rest. We hung out together on Monday and I took her to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory in Arlington, where they give you enough food on your plate to feed a family of four - I am NOT exaggerating! My sister just finished telling me about the small, but filling portions of food and drink you get in European restaurants, and then they bring out the trough of crispy beef and rice for her and the 6 inch high mound of Chinese Chicken Salad for me. And I was having the LUNCH portion of the salad. Of course, I took more than half the salad home for my husband, who snarfed it down in 5 minutes for dinner. We also got cheesecake for dessert, just because we could – she got a huge slice of vanilla bean cheesecake and I got a huge slice of Dulce de Leche cheesecake (which was quite heavenly, but I could only eat two bites . . . Hubby finished that leftover off at home too.) Welcome back to America, kiddo!

I have just been editing documents and researching odd stats up a storm here at work, which is great! I love researching and editing . . . I just wish my actual job was doing that all day . . .

ESL class went too quickly last night. I wasn’t able to finish everything that I had in the lesson plan. These 8 week classes don’t really give one enough time to really cover all the material well enough to feel comfortable that everyone is retaining everything. I told the ESL folks today that I am willing to teach again in the fall, and I am looking forward to that very much.

I’ve been doing a lot of emotional eating lately, which is NOT good. Less than one month until our trip and I don’t want my husband’s family to think that we have both become tubs of fat. I haven’t seen the grandmother since the wedding, almost 7 years ago now, and I do want to make a good impression. I wish it wasn’t so muggy so early, so I could go running earlier in the morning.

If I hear either of those Killers songs again today, I am going to bang my head against the wall. However, I rather like the Rob Thomas song. He did a pretty good job at Live 8, I think. Watching the Live 8 repeat on Saturday, I think that London had the better lineup. I would also love to have Mariah Carey’s voice . . .

Has anyone bought one of those Kodak Easy Share cameras? Do you like them? We’re thinking of getting one for our trip. They are the ones that come with the docking photo printer, which would make it oh so much easier for us to get digital prints. I don’t want to buy an actual photo/regular printer because we already have a perfectly good printer at home that we still need to get a USB cable for.

This blog is going to turn into one of those Larry King columns in the USA Today where he just seems to type whatever falls out of his brain. I don’t mean that in a good way. However, if it gets me in the habit of posting more frequently, I’ll go with it. Maybe I’ll actually get better at the daily writing thing with practice.

Guns & Roses’ “Patience” is playing on the radio right now. This may be a good way to end this post . . . I need to stop being such a worrywart and go with the flow . . .

“Hey, Sugar – take it slow.
Things will be just fine.
All we need is just a little patience . . .”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the random thoughts emails- go with it 8-) .
Hey how goes the passport application?
-Virginia Gal