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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Well, I think the jetlag is catching up to me. About 6:00 tonight, I just hit a wall, and slept for a good hour and a half. I had weird dreams. My dad got back from Jerusalem, where he'd spent last night after taking the congress people around all day yesterday and today.
Went for a walk on the beach tonight with my dad and Rosie. SHe sure seems to love running around down there--lots of interesting smells, I'm sure. And she seems to be learning to enjoy the water, too. That's the lab coming out in her, I guess.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Now that I'm a little more with it...

We went out for Indian food last night. Have leftovers in the fridge, that's dinner tonight, too. Dad went and got Rosie this morning, as well as a few grocieries, so now I won't starve. Rosie's a really sweet dog, and just wants to know she isn't alone. SHe's perfectly content to just lie on the floor in the same room as I type this. I can tell her hip is bothering her though. She limps a little sometimes, and I can tell it hurts for her to get up. She'll go in for the surgery on her other hip next week. I'm afraid she won't be running much after that for a while, but it's for the best.
Been getting my body clock adjusted, and just lounging around watching TV and reading most of the day. Will probably take some time later to compose an e-mail to send out to everybody. Maybe. (3:45pm, local time)

Saturday, May 28, 2005

got in ok, no worries

The flight was long and packed full, but I slept through most of it, so no problems. IT's pretty warm here, and will only get warmer as the summer continues. Just got a quick lunch (it's a little after noon over here). Not much food in the house, and I'm not sure when that will be remedied, as my dad will be busy with this congressional delegation that decided to show up here early, thereby cutting his (and my) time in Fairfax short.
Have yet to meet Rosie either, as she is still at the kennel, but we should pick her up tomorrow morning. Looking forward to having a dog around again! At least that way I'll have some company while my father's at work and I'm home. Oh well, I'll survive (at least until my mom gets here on Thursday, anyway). I have a good week until I start work still, so I should be adjusted to the new time zone by then.
More later, I need to go unpack. Or sleep. Whichever happens first.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

T-minus 24 hours and counting

I leave tomorrow at 12:30 from National airport (I refuse to call it Reagan National airport). Still feel like I didn't get enough time with my friends, but that's what happens in these situations. Cest la vie, and all that. Will make some calls later to say goodbye to people, and will e-mail everybody once I get in safe and sound to Tel Aviv.
Just not looking forward to spending a couple days practically alone out ther, 'cause dad's gonna be really busy with these congress people. Oh well, I'll have Rosie for company, at least :) Looking forward to meeting my parents' dog, even if she'll have to go in for surgery on her other hip soon afterwards.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Star Wars episode three, or Sith=Republicans

so yeah, I just got back from seeing episode three. It was much better than the last two, but I still felt like it was lacking something. Not sure I can put my finger on what exactly. At least they tied up some loose ends. I kinda felt like the politics was just a tad heavy-handed. I mean, Anakin says "If you're not with me, you're my enemy", and Obi-Wan responds "Only a Sith deals in absolutes". I felt this was obvious commentary on the current situation here in the US, what with a leader who takes absolute control under the guise of wartime neccessity. But that's just me being a dirty liberal, I guess. Otherwise, a good film, all things said. I am left with one question, though: just who is uncle Owen? I mean, Luke's uncle, obviously, but on which side? How is he related to Anakin? I know the answer's in episode IV somewhere, I just can't remember it. He's Anakin's brother, right? So why have we never heard of him before this? (or have we?) And wasn't Anakin an immaculate conception according to his mother in episode one? What's up with that (apart from the Jesus analogy)? okay, so that's a lot of questions, but they're all related.

Additional thought: It also seemed like love made Anakin become evil. I found this interesting.


We had Wes Arthur (the former pastor at St Matthew's, the church I grew up in) over for dinner last night. And by "we" I mean my parents. And by "over" I mean they invited him to Adam's apartment. In any case, it was good to see him again, and he's doing very well, apparently gotten his medications all sorted out. My mom made Indian food, so I was happy about that, too, of course.

I saw Sara Bodde for a few hours today. It was nice of her to come out here and visit me. As always, it didn't feel like a ling enough visit, but she has a life of her own, too. We went to lunch and just hung out. I heard some more about this Dave guy she's seeing, and it sounds like he's a good guy and taking care of her like she deserves.

It looks like I'm leaving on Friday around noon, so I have a couple days left here. But my mom doesn't get back from visiting aunt Nancy until tomorrow night so I have no transportation of my own tomorrow. THis means, among other things, that I won't get the chance to see everybody I wanted to while I'm here. I'm sorry about that, guys, but this is the way things are right now. I would've liked some more time in Fairfax, but you can't always get what you want, can you?

Sunday, May 22, 2005


so, as of now, I actually have no idea when I'm leaving the country. MY dad has to leave on Friday because a bunch of senators (I think?) are headed over there, and he needs to meet them. Yay for using tax-payer dollars to inconvenience civil-servants! So anyway, I may leave then, or on Monday, or Wedsday, like I thought earlier. I really don't know any more. Oh well.
In other news, I need to make some phone calls tomorrow to see to a few things, like meeting friends and picking up my glasses and stuff.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

What to do, what to do...

Well, since getting in to VA, I have:
1) Been to the chiropractor, and made an appointment for Monday
2)Been to the dnetist. Twice. Needed cavities filled. Ick.
3)Been to the optometrist. My eyes actually got better instead of worse. Again. Weird, no?
4)SLept. A lot.
5)Hung out with old friends last night. Good times
6)Bought a copy of "Reinventing Comics" and am reading that now.
7)Arranged to see Sara BOdde, which is nice, as it's been nearly a year and a half. We've just both been busy/traveling/wrapped up in our own lives.

Have yet to see new Star Wars movie, but will at some point. Adam and my father have both expressed interest, so it'll happen one way or another.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

oh, and well I'm thinking of it... I have mail in my inbox from March still. I feel guilty about not responding like I should have. Will take care of that soon, too. And will probably send out another massive mail to just about everybody I know like I did back in January (once I get to Tel Aviv, most likely). Just some thoughts.

so sue me!

ok. SO I didn't make the calls like I said I would. I'll get to them, I swear. I want to see people, really.
But anyway... went and did more buying today. Got nice shoes for work (bought clothes yesterday), and Mom got a new 3-in-1 printer. have appointments with the chiropractor and optometrist tomorrow. Maybe I'll get some calls made between visits. And maybe figure out how/when/where to eet up with some people. Would be nice.

Monday, May 16, 2005

in Fairfax now

spent a few days in Erie vegging. Went down to M'ville for graduation, flew in to DC earlier today. Will call people tomorrow and try to sort something out. I have no wheels at the moment, I'm afraid, but I'm staying with my folks in the Homestead Suites out by the Fair Oaks mall, so I'm not too far away from anybody. Looking forward to seeing people!

Sunday, May 08, 2005


I've been up since 5 am. Jess left this morning, so I was up to help her pack a few last things and say goodbye. At least I got to meet her family (well, some of them, anyway). ANd I got an extension until Wed morning on my 20 page paper (but I feel like an ass now because I know it make me look like a slacker to ask for it this late i the game). I'm just overwhelmed here, and now I'm sad, sick, and tired. DOesn't really add up to motivation, I'm afraid.

Friday, May 06, 2005

well, so much for feeling better. THis cold seems to have migrated into my chest. At least I feel lucid enough to write properly, though. I just turned in my advanced fiction portfolio, and I feel like I ade some real improvements to my earlier peices.
Now for the eight page philosophy final, the twenty plus pages of Junior seminar final, and studying for my Shakespeare exam. And it's all on Tuesday! Woo-hoo.
Plus, I feel like a jerk 'cause I haven't gone into work this week (albeit for a good reason), so I feel obligated to make that time up, which means Monday. DOn't know how I'm going to get all this done.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Damn you, Murphy!

Murphy's law in action: I have finals to write. But I'm horribly, painfully ill with a head cold, and can't think straight, let alone well enogh to write anything worth turning in. Of course, this means I don't have time to recuperate, either, becaue my finals start being due on Friday and keep going until Tuesday. I'm trying to get enough reast but its tough cause I'm stressed out, too.
Yay me.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Sci-Fi channel

so, yeah. I watched the Man-Thing movie last night on Sci-Fi channel. I can't say I was dissipointed, because I didn't have high hopes in the first place. THey made him more like Swamp Thing than he's supposed to be, and the acting was atrocious, but what do you expect from a Sci-Fi Channel movie? I mean, the made a movie called Cobra vs Python or something silly like that. I guess they've run out of kinds of snakes to make gigantic and eat people.
I knew it wouldn't be completely loyal to the original story, but I'm ok with that, really. I was amused that the writer was actually glad it was on TV rather than in theaters. It really didn't deserve to see a larger audience. And the Marvel website has said nothoing about it since October, when it was supposed to be released into theaters. Methinks they're slightly embarrased by the whole thing.

End of semester

I've got my schedule for next semester. I'm taking advanced writing poetry, a forms of fiction class, contemporary relgious thought, and then environmental economics (which I hate to take, but I need to complete my moinor, and none of the other classes that would are being offered).

NOw I just need to make it through finals...