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Sour Candy

Posted on February 29, 2004 by under Life.    

Brian has this thing about sour candy so we went to Candyopolis on Saturday night and he bought every single kind of sour candy sold in the store.

Anyway, I absolutely hate sour candy. But Brian, being the child-like guy that he is, kept forcing me to try it. So here are some cam captures of the whole thing — he didn’t even realize that we were on cam the whole time.

Hey, at least he’s not naked this time! LOL!

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Morning Photo Shoot

Posted on February 28, 2004 by under Babies, Life.    

My match-making career is so over. It ended before it even started. Sigh. Oh well.

In case you are wondering what I am talking about, allow me to explain. I had sent Dr. Vanderburgh an email (yes, frankly, I just could not summon the courage to ask him in person and still manage a straight face; and besides, I have to high-tail it to work right after that class so I don’t really have time) asking him his marital status. He is not married but has a girlfriend. That figures! All the good ones are taken and only the crappy ones are left. Sorry, Misty!

He is such a nice guy that he was so gracious in his reply. I imagined him laughing in the same way that he does in class when he says something about Aristotle or Tycho Brahe or some other famous dead guy that he thinks is so amusing. And then thinking to himself, “OMG! She did not just ask me that. And I was about to give her an A on her paper too.” Of course, those crude words would never come out of his mouth (or his keyboard). But I’m pretty sure that’s what he was thinking. I don’t know how I am ever going to show my face in class on Monday. I hope he doesn’t know that I am Cherrie Brubaker since we don’t have a seating chart and he hardly ever calls on anyone in class. That way at least I can take comfort in my anonymity. Then again, I think there’s a great chance that he knows that I was the one who sent him that stupid email because it’s a pretty small class. Too bad it’s too late to drop the class.

Just kidding.

I would never consider dropping a class over this. I’m too cheap. LOL! I was so close to dropping when Kelley dropped, though. But then I decided since I would only get 40% of the class tuition back I would just tough it out and take whatever grade I could manage. I was pretty worried about the paper. I mean, I hate writing research papers! But then after I finished writing it, I was actually pretty pleased with myself. I mean, it was just overwhelming at first. Once I got started though, it wasn’t too bad.

Then Dr. V offered to critique our drafts and that was really helpful. He was pretty generous about his assessment so I was like, “This class isn’t going to be too bad.” Brian thinks that I shouldn’t have doubted myself because he knew that I would do well. He says I am always successful in all of my classes. You’d think that he says these things because he is my husband and he is inclined to fill my head with truck loads of bs but he’s actually right. So far in all of the exams I have taken thus far I not only aced the exams, I got the highest score in all but one class — Managerial Accounting. I missed three questions which were worth three points each so that dropped me down to a 91%. It’s still an A, so I have no complaints. So far it looks like it’s going to be a very good semester. Straight As, here I come! Call me a nerd, but I think that’s pretty exciting! (I am so silly!)
Anyway, I have some pictures to share with you all. When I woke up on Friday, I got a bug up my butt and decided to do a little photo shoot with the kitties. In case you haven’t met them: Hobbie is the tabby, Felix is the black one (yes, I’m very predictable) and Oscar is the gray one.

In case you are wondering about the wire shelves.. We were forced to put some of my clothes in the wire shelves because we ran out of room in our main closet (the walk-in closet in our bedroom). I couldn’t use the closet in the office because that’s where we store all of our winter coats and jackets. The closet in the cat’s room is where we store Brian’s summer clothes (mine are in boxes still, although I’ve bought some new warm weather clothes that are now taking up room in the main closet). Anyway, Oscar has converted one of the shelves as his very own home. He actually was using the other shelf before (the one to the right). That’s the reason why I put that white plastic bin in there. I wanted to deter him from getting up and using my clothes as his bed. Of course, our ingenious cat found another shelf to get into. Brian thinks that it is adorable. I guess I find it cute too, but it drives me nuts. Better Oscar than any of the other two, I suppose. At least Oscar is fully de-clawed and won’t really scratch anything. The things you have to put up with when you have pets! Who needs children?

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Match-Making

Posted on February 25, 2004 by under Life.    

I’m experiencing this strong desire to set Misty (you may need to sign in to MySpace to view her profile) up with someone lately.  First, I wanted to set her up with Jason (Brian’s IT-guy friend at work who did wonders to restore the functionality of our home network) — only to find out that he is practically married.  He is living with his girlfriend with whom he has two children with.  So that was a bust.

Then I wanted to set her up with Steffan, one of the guys in Brian’s workgroup.  He also works as a bartender at Fingers on the weekends.  And though I’ve only met him once, I have found him to be a really nice fellow.  Much to my dismay, however, Brian tells me that he too already has a girlfriend.

Anyway, that leave me with my final prospective match for her: Professor Bill Vanderburgh.  He seems like a really nice guy.  Attractive and smart, really smart.  Actually, probably so accomplished and smart that Misty feels he might be out of her league.  But whatever.

Kelley was going to hook him up with Megan but since she has dropped the class, I suppose I am free to hook him up with a person of my own choosing.  Actually, I have to find out first if he is even available because he might not be.  If he isn’t, then I guess this is strike three.  And that just bites.

Maybe it’s a sign, Misty?  What do you think?

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School Woes

Posted on February 23, 2004 by under School.    

I got my OB/MGMT exam back today.  I got a 98% — missed one stupid question, which had I spent more than two seconds on it I, I could’ve answered right!  Anyway, no one got 100% so I still kicked ass.  Yay me!

You already know how Saturday went.  Sunday was kind of crummy.  Brian had to buy a new desk so he took his computer apart and when he put it back together, we couldn’t get our home network working again.  That just drives me nuts!!  It was working before!  He just had to have a new desk though — which he didn’t even need anyway!  GRRR!

I’m even more cranky because I had to sit there from 2PM to 12AM writing this stupid paper for PHIL 300, a class that my friend and coworker Kelley dropped so I have to go at it on my own.  The professor felt that it would take a month to complete but I procrastinated so I had to sit there for nine hours working on the stupid thing when I could’ve been out watching a movie or playing computer games or doing other homework (not likely) or something.

I was wrong and he was right.  I should’ve started on it weeks ago!  Anyway, you live and learn.  Brian and I had a few choice words about the gruesome ordeal but I think I will save it for when I actually get my paper back — just in case!  Can you tell I hate writing research papers?  

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Back-to-Back Exams

Posted on February 17, 2004 by under School.    

I know I was stressed out last week because I had back-to-back exams so I thought I’d give you guys a recap.  I took my Accounting exam last Tuesday.  We got the exams back today and I missed three multiple-choice questions which ended up giving me a 91%.  The Marketing exam that I took on Wednesday, which I studied for while I was watching my recorded tv shows and playing poker (Brian did the button-clicking for me) online, I got a 100% (we got those back yesterday).  Only two people got 100% in the whole class, mind you!  Then my Microeconomics exam, the one that I was really stressing over because I didn’t have time to study for it so I had to miss my Accounting class which is right before it so that I could use that time to review…  Drum roll please…  Three people got 95.8%, the highest score, and I was one of the three!  Yay, me!  Tonight I’ve got another cram session for an exam in Management tomorrow…  But I figure, I do better when I cram so I’m not stressin’ over it this time.

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