Sunday, November 21, 2010

Well, I'm still having computer problems, so for the time being everything is status quo.  BUT, I did pass my GREs!  I got a 1200 composite, including a 550 on the math.  Yay!  Now I just have to write a couple of essays and get those turned in.  That has to happen by December 1st, so I guess the fewer distractions I have the better, right?

And a happy belated birthday to my grandpa!  He's 95!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


My laptop has some kind of problem.  I start it up, it works fine for a few minutes, and then the screen goes black and I can't do anything!  According to the error report I was able to get back once, it's something with the graphics reader.  Unfortunately it won't stay on long enough for me to do anything about it!  It's only been a couple of days and I'm going to keep working on the problem, but I'm starting to think I may have to say goodbye to my poor laptop!  Luckily we have other computers in the house I can use, but until my laptop is fixed there may not be many updates on here.

GRE on Tuesday!  Can't wait for it to be over!

Monday, November 8, 2010

GRE Update

I took another practice test today.  The verbal stayed at 710 and I got a 5 on each of my essays.

The good news from math?  Up to a 540!  YES!  Amazing what a couple of weeks of studying can do for you!

Random question for the universe: why do I get junk mail from a group called "Americans for Limited Government" on the email account attached to this blog?  Did I ever write anything that would make anyone think I'm in favor of limited government?  If I did, I'm sorry.  I don't feel that way.  I don't think the new health care bill went far enough (meaning I'm all for a single payer system) and I think Wall Street needs more regulation.  When I open up my spam folder and see a bunch of emails from Americans for Limited Government I want to call a bunch of takeout pizzas to their headquarters and make them pay for them.  That, or put flaming dog poop on their doorstep.  One or the other.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Guys, I'm so busy these days I don't even know how I have five minutes to upload these pictures and write a simple blog post.  Someday when I have time I'll write about everything I'm doing.

It was my job to carve the pumpkin this year, and my dad helped a little, like cutting off the top:

It had a really thick skin so we had a really hard time cutting it.  I was exhausted afterward!  Who knew that carving a pumpkin was so much work!

I found a really cute cyclops pumpkin template, and it didn't turn out too badly if I may say so myself:

Eventually we stuck it on our front porch and put a little votive candle inside to show the 15 kids in the neighborhood who trick or treat that we were open for business!