Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Thanksgiving 2005: An (Non-) Exciting Self-Interview

1. Favorite condiment for Turkey: ketchup
2. Favorite casserole: Mama's asparagus casserole with extra-sharp cheddar cheese (YUM!!)
3. Most bittersweet thought of the day: missing grandparents
4. Giddiest part of the day: I'm turning 26!!
5. Scariest thought of the day: I'm another year older!
6. Most exciting part of the trip: meeting Ngaire!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D
7. Most relaxing part of the trip: No homework!! (well of course there's homework. But I'm not doing it.)
8. Most absurd part of the trip: Packing about 7 loads of laundry in the car to do at Mom & Dad's Laundromat
9. Most concerning part of the trip: Reminding my husband that the small dog is not edible
10. Thing I'm looking forward to the most: Being with the people I love :-)

Finally, in closing, a Poem in honor of Peter's recent feeble attempts:

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all,
And don't forget the ketchup, y'all!

Love, Neb

My Husband: The Best Kept Secret in Alternative Energy

Do you have high home heating costs this winter? Dread getting the bill from your oil company?

May I suggest: Rent-a-Nate!

That's right folks, Nate, heat source extraordinaire, will be available for a low daily rental fee.

Results guaranteed! Just this morning, he stood next to our thermostat control for a few minutes and then remarked, "Wow! The temperature has gone from 70 to 75 just by my standing next to it..."

In cold winter months, he can get into the driver's seat of our car and fog up the windshield and driver's side window just by the heat he gives off...

Your furnace isn't that efficient, is it? I THINK NOT!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Words you don't want to hear the dentist say, especially right before your birthday=Thanksgiving...

"Your gum might be sore for a couple of days. You can take some over-the-counter pain reliever for it."

Post-filling, right upper molar, 2 surfaces, 22 Nov. 2005

Friday, November 18, 2005

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Crazy is as Crazy Does...

I wrote a letter to Nana last night, my grandmother-in-law. And I included a small diagram of D8, the group of symmetries of a square.

I encouraged her to "look for patterns."

Poor woman... all she did was send me birthday money!!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Said last night

'Is "puppeteer" kind of like "commandeer"? Only with puppets?'

"Polar coordinates are untrustworthy. I think they're a subversive plot by the Communists to take over the world with navigational tricks."

"If the communists take over the country and try to take away my Cheese, I won't give up without a fight."

And by my husband, who just got up: The first words out of his mouth were,

"I've been awake for half an hour. I was sitting and thinking about the geological column."

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Impeccable Logic informs all my nutritional choices, don't you think?


"Dark Chocolate has Antioxidants, right?"
"Yeah, all chocolate has antioxidants."
"So it's basically a vegetable."
"No, it's not a vegetable. " [Pause] "But it does have more antioxidants and the same amount of fat as avocado, which is a vegetable."
"So... basically, it's a vegetable."

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

List (based on the premise that there are patient humans out there who actually check my blog and are always disappointed about the lack of updates)

1) We are out of cinnamon coffee.
2) Still have a blueberry bagel left, though. :-)
3) Last night we went to Judy's house to get the rest of our laundry.
4) She had folded it and ironed it, against our explicit instructions.
5) Thank goodness for good friends. :-)
6) Some of Nate's boxers were not in a condition for outsiders to see.
7) She still likes us. :-)
8) Repeat of #5.
9) I am somewhat behind on reading my books for school.
10) I do not use time well.
11) I did, however, break down and wash dishes last night.
12) I have started a Christmas wish list already for this year.
13) Our across-the-hall neighbor moved out yesterday.
14) Now it is time to go pay bills.
15) I might write more later (how many times do I say that, and then I don't?)

Updated picture

The Most Handsome Baritone in the Choir emailed this to me with suggestions I could post it.
(Did I mention I'm married to him, too? So lucky am I!)

This is what the concert looked like from the center of the back row, where I sat for the second half of the concert. Pretty spiffy, huh?