Monday, December 31, 2007

High School

One of my best friends from high school made dinner for a bunch of our friends while we were all home. It was so nice to see everyone and catch up. One of my friends is engaged, which just seems silly. Like she's playing wedding or something. One of our favorite teachers from high school even showed up! She insisted we call her Julie now because we were drinking wine with her.... so weird. We took lots of pictures, and HOLY CRAP.... we look like grown-ups!

Christmas Recap

When we were little, it was tradition to sleep in the same room on Christmas Eve. (Well, actually, we usually slept in the same room every night but that's beside the point...) Dad would come in and read The Night Before Christmas and we laughed every time he made puking noises as he read "...and he threw up the sash." Louis and I would wake up at about 5 AM and everyone would tell us we had to sleep for another hour before we could wake up Mom and Dad. As a rule, we had to make coffee before we woke them up.

This year, Louis and were in the den watching a movie after everyone left the big Christmas Eve party. I woke up at about 3 AM and realized that we were both sleeping in the same room like we used to. At about 5, Lou told me we had to go up to bed because otherwise Santa wouldn't come.

Even though Christmas is way different than it used to be, I coudn't have been happier. I got plenty of time loving Addie, saw Maeve and Julia open tons of presents, and took a long nap with Miles. It was a very merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I'm typing this on my new computer while wearing my new Gaustad jersey!! Santa was good to me! :)

I'll post again after I take a nap and eat brunch!

As Julia told me...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sabres Game

Saturday night was my dad's office Christmas party at the Sabres game. Everyone had a blast and the Sabres won! It was also Miles and Julia's first hockey game. Julia entertained everyone by listing the players (Ryan Miller, her favorite, and "Maximus" Afinogenov to name a few...) It was an excellent way to start Christmas break!!

Miles didn't seem to mind all the noise...

Watching the players skate!

She couldn't keep her eyes off the ice!

Welcome Baby Adelaide!

Welcome to the world sweet baby girl. We all love you more than you know!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

more bullets

  • I didn’t take my hard exam today. Instead I went to my professor’s office to review and make sure I was ready. He told me I’m not and I probably would get less than a 50 if I tried to take it today. So I cried. In his office. Haha! Then he told me it would all be ok and gave me his cell phone number in case I needed someone to talk to. How much do you wanna bet I’ll be getting a call from the psych office tomorrow?

  • Cecilia, Esther, and Mike all made me care packages for finals week
  1. Cecilia’s had brownies, hot chocolate mix, a stress ball, an awesome mug with pictures of me all over it, and fun pens and highlighters.
  2. Esther’s had delicious study snacks: a Clementine, an apple, some ho-hos, pop rocks, chocolate covered pretzels and some pop corn.
  3. Mikey’s had a Starbucks mocha frappuccino and a 22 oz Blue Light.

My siblings know exactly what I like.

  • A little boy at work today wet his pants while he was talking to me. He’s 4 and he’s not potty trained. Another little girl wiped a booger on her homework. I pretended I didn’t see it because it was just too gross to have to clean up. Plus I think it will be funny when the teacher is grading it.
  • I haven’t started Christmas shopping yet. I hope I can go shopping on Friday and get most of it done in a day, but realistically I will probably be finishing on the 24th.
  • I'm going home on Friday night for dinner for Mikey's birthday. I can't wait! I get to see everyone, plus Mimi and Aunt Esther are here and I haven't seen them yet. It will be a great end to this week!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Checking In

Hi! I'm still alive! I have nothing too exciting to share, just some random stuff.
  • Leah's was much cuter, but this was a good way for my roommates to procrastinate!
  • So, my GRE scores sucked... but my advisor is telling me not to retake them. He said I'm putting too much emphasis on these grades and that grad schools don't put as much importance on them as I think. Statistically, my chances of doing way better are pretty low. And since my verbal grade wasn't horrible, there's a chance that I could actually lower my score. He told me to focus on making my applications (mostly my personal statement) perfect and to stop freaking out. So, what do you think? Any advice?
  • I have my hardest exam tomorrow. Then 3 papers due by Friday.
  • I didn't get any good pictures of my outfit at the holiday sweater party, but maybe you'll be lucky enough to see it in person.

I'll let you know if I survive the rest of the week!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

the GRE's= sucky crappy smelly piece of crap. and i hate them. and i will be retaking them next month.

in other news, i bought a fabulous christmas sweater vest for a tacky holiday sweater party. and a turtle neck with wreaths on it. from sears. don't worry, you'll see pictures.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Week in Numbers

My Week in Numbers:

7 days in the library, my new home.

2 days til I take the GRE's. I'd love to say I've been studying like crazy and I'm totally prepared... but I haven't, and I'm not.

4 presentations done in 2 weeks. That's a lot of powerpoints.

2 exams on Friday. I'm sure the first thing I'll want to do on Thursday night when I get home from the GRE's is to STUDY some more.

2 papers due. 1 tomorrow, 1 Friday.

7 grad school applications to complete.

1 awesome care package from Cecilia, with the most delicious brownies ever!

0 brownies left.

0 phone calls returned.

5 days til finals week even starts... and a whole new list to complete!

21 days til CHRISTMAS!!! I CAN'T WAIT!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

some good advice for everyone

Thanksgiving weekend was awesome. I got to relax for a few days and didn’t even look at most of the homework I brought home. I didn’t get quite as much sleep as I hoped for… because Julia slept in my bed with me on Thursday and Friday nights. Before bed on Thursday, my mom gave Julia some tips. She told her to tell Aunt Mooey not to snore, not to tickle her feet, not to wet the bed, and not to steal the blankets. At about 3 AM, I felt a little hand rubbing my face. I rolled over and asked what was wrong only to hear a groggy little voice say, “Aunt Mooey, don’t wet the bed.” We both giggled then went right back to sleep.

She woke up at about 7 AM on Friday and I was not ready to be awake. So I turned on some cartoons and went back to sleep. I was startled awake when Julia yelled, “look Mooey, there’s a mouse!” I shot up and looked around my room for the unwelcome rodent. I asked her to point to exactly where she saw the mouse. She pointed at the cartoon on TV.

This weekend was a nice preview of what Christmas break will be like. Only 3 weeks left!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Spa Day!

I spent yesterday at the spa with just the girls. It was a nice little break from reality and really great to spend some quality time with everyone. I realized while we were getting our manis and pedis how different our family is. Katie and I were trying to explain our connection to our... uh, pedicurist? (foot lady? professional foot scrubber?) It is a pretty strange relationship, but really cool that everyone is so close.

I have an outline, a powerpoint, and a presentation to put together for tomorrow. So it’s back to reality for now...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

A Little Late...

I know it's late for Halloween pictures, but I had to share this. I remember thinking at the time that if I wrote on my blog, this would definitely have to go on it. So I went downtown for Halloween because it seemed like a good idea to go out on a Wednesday night. A sketchy guy was walking around taking pictures, claiming to be from the Buffalo News. A few days later, I checked the Buffalo News website, curious to see if the sketchball was actually telling the truth...

Yes Mom, I was in the Buffalo News doing the YMCA.

The Ultimate in Procrastination

It seems I have inherited the blogging gene that the rest of the family has. Or, should I say, I was peer pressured into it. Mikey set the whole thing up for me, which was the only thing really holding me back. He told me about it months later and I told him I’d think about giving in. So, here I am!

I am super busy right now. I know I always say I’m busy, but usually I’m just lying so you think I’m being a good student. This semester has been the hardest so far, and on top of that I’m taking the GREs in 2 weeks and I’m trying to get grad school applications ready. Don’t let me fool you though, I’m doing everything but work right now (hence the blog…) My room is clean, my laundry is done, and I refolded all the clothes in my drawers. So you can expect to see a lot of posts here for the next 3 weeks :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

My new blog is AWESOME.

My favorite sister is Esther. And my favorite brother is Mikey, who is obviously not nearly as busy as he says he is.