Sunday, May 28, 2006
Saturday, May 27, 2006
This is just funny...new technology in an old package! Wooden memory sticks
Here's one to think about: Bloggers are trusted least
Are this people nuts? 50-year mortgages
Can you tell that I'm cleaning out my favorites file?
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
Well, summer classes (as a student...I'm already teaching one summer class and another starts next week) officially started today. I'm taking an "intersession" class. What does that mean you ask? Well, it means that you take 3 credit graduate class in two weeks...fun, huh? So I started today...and my midterm is Friday. Yick. But I want to get this done...that's my mantra. My other two summer class are more typical summer class and start on June 12th...so I get a little break from when this class ends (June 2nd) and the next one begins. And since we close on the house on June 2nd it works out okay. So this class is five days a week, 4 hours a day. With lots of homework, of course. And it starts at 9 AM each day....and that so is not Jennie's preferred schedule.
Also I have a sinus headache...probably just the yo-yoing weather, but annoying nonetheless. Well, I have to go grade participation....and then this week is midterms...even more fun!
Thursday, May 18, 2006
I just finished my ND teaching license renewal - YICK. My Ohio licensurate paperwork is almost ready...I didn't realize I needed a copy of my transcript for ND so I have to fax the request to UND again today. Such fun. Then just fingerprints...which I have to find out where I go to get. By see, stuff I can do myself doesn't bug me...its the stuff that other people need to do for me (like letters, signatures, etc) that bug me...I can't control it and it always seems to take FOREVER. But I have all that...hopefully!
I have a ton of pictures from my trip...but I haven't done much more than dump them on my computer in my rush to do other stuff that took priotry. Hopefully Sunday...because we are spending this weekend in MI with Ray's parents. A late mother's day visit since I was in ID for Mother's Day.
Well, I just finished lunch so off I go to do errands...
Thursday, May 11, 2006
We were really lucky, weather wise and had a fast and easy trip across the US. We hit a little bit of hail in Montana, but not bad at all. There was a lot of wind across North Dakota and Montana both, but we just kept trucking. Although it did wreck havoc with our gas mileage.
We zipped through Grand Forks - but miraclously I actually got all my paperwork I needed so I can apply for my OH license and renew my ND license. Such fun. We got there midafternoon and decided to kept moving rather than stay. Since Ray and I are coming back in August, it seemed like a reasonable request - my grandparents were worried we'd be late into Idaho and not get there in time to pick up my parents. But we made good time across ND and MT - although had we procrastinated we probably wouldn't have, such is the world, I guess.
Once I get back to OH, I will post pictures...right now, I'm just checking in on the computer. I have a wireless Internet card and, becasue of my job and all, that's how I planned to work each night when we checked in for the night. But I could get a signal - the computer was saying it had Internet, but the browser wouldn't work. So I had to find ethernet connections...which isn't as easy as it sounds because everyone is wireless now (Billy says wireless is like magic and very unreliable...and I guess he's the expert now). So when we got here, I made Billy fix it...we had to buy a new wireless card, I guess mine (at like a 1 year old) was too old...technology.... Now it works, though, which is such a relief. And, of course, because I wasn't home, I had students have various crises...again, just the way of the world, I guess. But I think everything is fixed and better now...hopefully anyway!
Well, that's about all for now...
Saturday, May 06, 2006
House from across the street
House again...a little closer up
Back of house...you can see the cement patio.
Garage - its 1 carUpstairs bedroom
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Jennie and smelling the tree - this is right outside our apartment
Grandma with the tree
The guys doing what they do best...sleeping!
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
This is an article about buying your first home...considering what we all seem to be doing it seemed the thing to share...I knew most of it, but its nice to hear you aren't being stupid.
Oh and news - our offer was accepted on the new house!! The home inspection is scheduled for Saturday so wish us luck that this won't be a doozy like the last one! I'm so trying not to get excited so no pictures until AFTER the home inspection.
“10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America”
I actually watched this entire series (quite proud of myself for making it through all of them without forgetting them. Anyway, here’s my opinion of the episodes for anyone who cares. Finally the History Channel had on something besides Hitler and his dogs and women.
Massacre at Mystic
This was fairly well done. While I sometimes get annoyed with people are act like they are Native American when really they are like 1/100….which almost anyone can claim…overall, most of the people were genuine though in this episode and it wasn’t too bad.
This was terrible…the filmmaker should be banned from ever doing a history channel documentary again. It was done like a cartoon and could only be amusing (maybe) to a 5 year old. Very bad. Maybe he should do Pokemon...that's so bad that it can't be ruined any further...or Johnny Bravo...or South Park...or any other horrible cartoon series and help kill and bury them.
This wasn’t bad…wasn’t great, but wasn’t bad. I’m not sure I agree that this belonged as one of the “10 Days,” but that’s their problem.
This was one of the good ones. It had some great moments and the filmmaker did a good job.
The Homestead Strike
This was also a really great one – nothing special, but a solid documentary.
Murder at the Fair
I liked this one as well, although this one woman (Sarah Vowell or something) was TERRIBLE. The woman is certifiably insane. She thought McKinley assassin was so alienated, even by anarchists that he was driven to it…she was all like sympathetic with the guy. She is just a nut and very annoying.
This one was okay, again nothing special, but decent. I thought the entire think about how Dayton planned it so they’d get the trial was rather funny.
This was the best one – it was really good. I loved way they followed Einstein through the war and why he did what he did and how he got to writing the letters he did.
When America was rocked
This one was pretty good as well. It was a lot of fun as well.
This one was very enlightening and well done as well although pretty depressing.
Monday, May 01, 2006
- Still waiting on the house
- Just started teaching my first course for Southern New Hampshire. I actually have two students in Duabi, UAE...pretty cool, huh?
- Rachael Ray made the most disgusting sauce today....it had grapefruit in it...and she put it over fish...just strange
- I made cabbage salad tonight...it was pretty decent overall...I've been working on expanding my "green" choices.
- I got a DVD on Pompeii from the library...it was made by the BBC and I thought it might be a good documentary for class...it was TERRIBLE. Very fakey and icky.