Monday, November 24, 2003

Fun in the Sun!

Why did I have to come home? It's cold!! This past weekend, my family and I was in beautiful Daytona, FL. It was sunny, warm and has an ocean! I could have done without all the nascar stuff. I know Daytona is the home of the biggest race of the year but it's a worthless sport. If I'm going to drive for 500 miles, I want to be almost to a coast and not in the same exact spot from where I started. That just sounds inefficient to me. But back to this weekend. My cousin Amanda looked absoutely gorgeous in her wedding dress. It was a beautiful ceremony, right next to the river under a tent. Even though there was like 150 people there, it was still was very intimate. If I ever get married, I think I will follow this example. Of course, I'm not getting married anytime soon, at this point I would settle for a date. Kat came to the realization that she and I are the oldest relatives in the family that are not married. Ok, that's not really true but after us the oldest kid is like 8, so really it's just us. Thank Goodness only a few people asked us when we were going to get married. We got the "When are moving down here?" more often. I like that question. And the answer. I soon as I graduate college I'll be on my way down. :D I can't wait to live some place warm and it's always nice to live near family. But since I still have at least another year to go before I get my BA, I have to deal with the cold winter weather. It's been a warm fall anyway, so I shouldn't complain to much about it but I'm cold!

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Damn University!

Why do professors assign major papers due the same week? Or in the case of next week on the same day?! Are they are trying to stress out? Apparently. And why? I don't feel that I have been able to do my best work or devote the amount needed to do a good job on a paper when I have them due in such close proximity to each other. I guess, this is just another way to prepare us for the "real world" because isn't that what college is supposed to do? All I can say, is that I can't wait for this week to be over because that would mean, I have finished with my fifth paper and I'll be on a plane to Daytona Beach to go to my cousins wedding and then have a week off for Thanksgiving! Of course, then after Thanksgiving, I have left of school before finals but I rather not think about that now.

Wednesday, November 05, 2003


So, I'm a little bit of a tennis nerd. Ok, ok. I'm a big tennis nerd. I love to watch tennis. I find it fascinating! It's like a physical chess game. I suck at chess but I still think it's a good comparison. I've been working on a site for a tennis player Andy Roddick for over a year now. It's absolutely wonderful sport that doesn't nearly get the respect it deserves but I digress. Anyway, the final tournament of the year is this week. The Masters Cup in Houston. The top eight players have one week to win over a million dollars. All-American Boy Roddick and the quiet Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero are battling it out for the title of the best player in the world! Now, the draw came out for the tournament and Andy got the better draw. He has Guillermo Coria of Argentina, Rainer Schuettler of Germany and Carlos Moya of Spain. JC has the Wimbledon Champ Roger Federer of Switzerland, Australian Open Andre Agassi of the US and Argentina's David Nalbandain. JC won the French. Now, all these conspiracy theorist are coming out of the woodwork saying the draw is a fix because Andy got the better draw. Is it too much to ask that people just leave it "the luck of the draw"? Do they have to make everything an American Conspiracy? I know our foreign policy doesn't make us the popular people in the world but can't we leave politics out of sports? I wish we could. As for the tennis, good draw or bad draw, ultimately the best man will win.

Watch the Masters Cup and see how exciting it really is!!

Sunday, November 02, 2003


It's been raining all day. I guess I should be grateful that it isn't snowing because it is November 1 after all. The rain has been nice. It's been dry lately but it's just so gloomy outside. At least all the rain made it easy for us to stay in and relax.

We have new neighbors. Ok, they aren't that new, They moved in about two months ago but they have all ready worn out their welcome. They live their door open and have the TV loud to nascar. They leave their garbage on their porch. They have so many people going in and out of that apartment that I'm not even sure who lives there but I'm pretty sure that the pregnant woman lives there for sure. Random people knock on their door at random hours of the day. And on top of all of that, they have a cat! Our lease says we are not allowed to have pets but our building was bought by someone else about six months ago. So there are two scenarios here. 1) the new landlords are allowing new tenants to have pets or 2) these people are in breach of their lease by having a pet. Personally, I hope it's the former and not the latter because I really want a cat! I miss my cat Mittens!!

Halloween was Friday. I don't have any classes on Fridays because I usually work but I was able to get rid of my shift so I could have the day off. I'm glad I did because it was a fun filled day. It may not seem like much but Kat and I met our friend Anna for breakfast and then we all went to a second hand shop with our another friend Lisa. We went to see if we could find a Halloween costumes. Anna found a dress and she went as Lenore. A dead little girl from some graphic novel. Kat and I went home to have lunch with our parents and then went back home to see the Mittens. I miss that Cat! We hung out and watched a movie on TV. I didn't expect to stay for dinner but they ordered pizza. We watched as our dad handed our Halloween candy to the neighborhood kids. He got all dressed up in his karate outfit. What a nut that man is. *lol* We talked about going out to the bars for Halloween but decided it would be better if we rented scary movies and stayed in. We got Darkness Falls and 28 Days Later. Both did the trick. We were all quite freaked out. It was great Halloween! So Happy Belated Halloween!