Sunday, October 30, 2005

Welcome to the 21st Century, mom!

She finally got a cell phone. :)

Exams are over, I think I did OK. Now I have more labs to write. They're multiplying. I have 3 of them to finish today, which means that I'm stuck inside with my nose in a book on a glorious, sunny day. Lucky me.

I just spent a fabulous couple of days in Montreal with my sister though, and Hub made me blueberry muffins for breakfast this morning, so I guess it all evens out. Now it's time to work.

Happy early Halloween to all!
Ms. V

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Birthday wishes

Happy Birthday to my sister!!!

Also, happy belated birthday to Perplexio!! (I think it's belated - it was yesterday, correct? I can never remember if it's the day before my sister's or the day after.)

Ms. V

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Friday, October 21, 2005

Dear everyone,

Instead of emailing all of you, I'm simply going to post it here.

I have 3 exams and 3 labs due this week so I'm going to be freakishly busy until all of this is over with (after Halloween).

Forgive me if you're waiting for a response to any type of communication. I'll get back to you when I come out of my study-cave. I promise. :)

Ms. V

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have flooding.

Well not hub and I, personally, thank goodness. Cambridge, VT does though. Lots of it. Enough to close down Rt. 15 and send me on a 7 mile detour through the Notch in order to get to class. At least it's a really pretty drive. The leaves on the trees on that side of the mountain haven't fallen off yet so I get an extra dose of our September colors.

The town basically sits at the base of a few mountains and has a river running through the middle of it, so it didn't really stand a chance. The Boyden Valley Farm & Winery is a mess. Their entire field is a giant pond. They have a corn maze off to the side and you can only see the top 1 or 2 feet of the corn stalks. On the bright side, the cows across the road are OK. Their grazing area is extremely hilly so they only have to deal with a little bit of mud.

Let's see, other news this week: The parakeets have a new (larger) cage and this mop of curls on top of my head that most people call "hair" is finally almost back to being shoulder-length. I've waited over a year for this. Yay. :)

Pretty boring stuff, huh? Welcome to my life.

Time for homework,
Ms. V

Friday, October 14, 2005

God help us, it's back!

The El Camino. That's right folks, I saw it with my own eyes. I thought that perhaps I was hallucinating since it was early in the morning and I hadn't finished my first cup of coffee yet. Unfortunately, I was able to verify its return simply by checking Chevy's website. Ugh.

The tackiest vehicle ever created has been put back on the market. Apparently Chevy thinks that renaming it the "SSR" will help its image. We can't be fooled though. It's just a souped up, extra-pretty El Camino wannabe.

To prevent copyright problems, I didn't take the picture from their website. If you want to see it with your own eyes, you can click here. Make sure to look at the yellow one in the second row down, second picture in from the left. See what I mean?

At least it's not quite as ugly as the Subaru Baja.

Happy driving,
Ms. V

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Sometimes the joke is just too easy

The family lives in Arkansas. They've just welcomed baby #16. The father's name is Jim Bob. The mother was only 17 when they got married AND she has a mullet.

Can't beat that.

Click here for the full story.

Considering a tubal ligation,
Ms. V

*Edited to add a disclaimer: I mean absolutely no disrespect to the former Congressman and his family. In fact, I hope they're very happy. I am not - in any way - making fun of them with this post. I only mean to say that their situation will likely give the comedians some good material because Arkansas, to some, has been (probably unfairly) stereotyped as being a bit of a "hick" state.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

An influence over young girls

This past weekend I taught my 10 year old cousin a very important lesson: When asked if she prefers platinum or gold, ALWAYS SAY PLATINUM.

Ms. V

A big adjustment for Ms. V.

I'm spoiled rotten. Spoiled, spoiled, spoiled absolutely disgustingly rotten. By Hub.

For the past 6 years I've driven my lovable little Geo Prism. I swore I'd never give it up. I'm way too attached. Unfortunately, the time has come to move on. Hub has supplied me with a Toyota 4-Runner. The Prism will go to my sister who needs it far more than I do right now. :sigh: Take good care of her, sis!

Anyway, I've also gotten pretty attached to my license plate. I've had that for 6 years too. Today I went to the DMV in the new truck and got a new license plate number. It felt very, very strange. I'm slowly adjusting.

For the past decade I've driven small cars. The Geo most recently, before that I had a Toyota Tercel, and before that I had a Ford Probe (it's fun to see the looks on people's faces when I say "I had a probe once."). Driving this monster is going to take some getting used to. In fact, the first day I took it for a spin I actually fell out of it when I opened the door. Hub laughed. I'm used to being much closer to the ground. You're allowed to laugh too. I really did fall out.

The difficult part of driving a large vehicle after 10 years of driving small cars is that I can no longer zip in and out of traffic or fit into small parking spaces.

The fun part is that I'm bigger than other cars now. Watch out.

Ms. V

Saturday, October 08, 2005

My sister has a knack for bumping into famous people

OK, a few years ago, only one day after a concert in Montreal, Dave Matthews walked out of a Roots store and bumped into my sister. Literally. Actually I don't think they made contact but she had to stop short, if I remember correctly. :swoon: It was Dave. Dave the god. Dave the man I'd leave hub for (well, not really - but close!).

Five minutes ago I called her on her cell phone, only to be greeted by a bunch of background noise.
Me: Hey - what's up? Where are you?
Her: Hey - what's up? I'm at a hockey game in Toronto.
Me: Oh, wow! I didn't know you were going to Toronto this weekend.
Her: Um, Don Cherry just walked past us.
Me: Really?
Her: Yeah, he just shook Jon's hand.

First Dave, then Don. The closest brush I had with fame was setting off alarms at the Whitehouse during the Clinton administration. Oh yeah, I got Graig Nettles' autograph once. It was way back when the Mets were still good. I think I was in elementary school.

Time to go shopping for a new computer desk!
Ms. V

Sunday, October 02, 2005

You'll laugh so hard that you might actually begin to convulse.

This is the first blog I've found that is actually MORE funny than the famous "Stuck in Rehab with Pat O'Brien" (which, by the way, is still linked at the right for those who haven't seen it yet).

Check out this beauty:

It will soon be added to the "blogs I read" section on the right hand side. I just don't have time to mess with the template right now.

Honestly, you'll laugh until you cry.
Ms. V