Saturday, January 15, 2005

After A Day of Shopping

I was downtown with TonyP today and we went into a couple of cute boutiques that are usually closed when I'm in the vicinity.

So, I spot this absolutely killer dress and simply have to take it for a spin. Sure enough, it fits like a dream. Total knockout. Every dress should be this perfect. You have no idea just how much I want this particular dress to be mine.

Do I buy it? Er,,,,,,,,, no. Not yet. Maybe later this week.

Next stop is the office supply superstore where I find the briefcase I've been looking for for three years.

That (of course) I buy.

Along with a basket of office supplies.

Some times a girl just has to satisfy her inner geek!

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

So, anyway.....

I reached goal today!

(does little Snoopy dance)

Monday, January 10, 2005


So, I feel this overwhelming need to log into the discussion area of my spankin' new online class (to see if anyone had scathing comments about the short bit that I wrote on 4th Century monasticism) and guess what?

I f*****g can't get in!!!!

System overload....have to re-do all your codes....oops, THAT server now overloaded.....everybody wait 12 hours for your codes to work.....invalid code.....can't authenticate.....Grrrrrrrrr!!!!!

When I started college, one of my biggest problems was getting to class. It was too early, too far, I was too busy, too much in love. Now, it's the damn classroom that won't let me in!

How's that for an excuse to give one's professor. "Sorry that I didn't get that essay to you on Papal-Hohenstaufen Struggle and the papal bull issued by Boniface in 1302.....the g**d****d system locked me out!!

Brilliant! This is only Day 1.

Again, Grrrrrrrrr!

Yes, I Am Still Here

As a lot of you know, I am starting grad school this semester.

What you might not know is that the MALS program that I am in permits me to do everything online.

That means no having to TA, no stuffy seminar rooms, no smelly carrels. It does mean a lot of online reading, discussion and writing in a virtual environment which (frankly) is a little odd for me.

So, I'm going to need a few weeks to get oriented.

If you don't see me here, I'm probably in the dusty stacks of some virtual library, drinking very real coffee and wishing I hadn't gotten myself into this!