Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Guilty Pleasures

When I'm procrastinating, here are some of my favorite sites to go to, other than the obvious Facebook and Wikipedia options:

(Thanks to Kennan, Gaines, Jason, Kara, Tammy, and the gmail running banners)

T-shirt Mayhem.

Sheer Failure Brilliance (Kennan, I wrote that pun just for you)

So Wrong but so True!

Also hits a little Too Close to Home...

Safer than YouTube


Kind of Lame, but I dig the Mean Kitty stuff...

Stuff + Cats = Awesome.
(The ones of just "cute cats" are lame, though)

Our life in Grad School...


Debunking Urban Myths and all of Great-Aunt Edna's emails!


Yes, I checked Snopes on this one--it Really Does Help Breast Cancer Research! (as well as the other causes)

No guarantees on the ratings. Most are G to PG-ish. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Shiny and New

I've updated the look of our blog, and Kennan & I both really dig it. Pretty exciting.

In other changes, I just now figured out that the VenerableLauraStu is no longer. Sad. But NegusBoy now rocks the house with both Negii.

Oh, and a shout-out and love to Sarah-belle, on whose blog (now listed on our links :) I first saw the poll. Now that's a fun feature. Vote up, folks! The cats await news of who they must get rid of next.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Insult to Injury

May 12th will not be an easy day for us. We were ready to celebrate my Mom's birthday on that day with the due date of our first child. Now we will celebrate her birthday with a definite bittersweetness. It's also the day after Mother's Day, which I imagine will not be easy, either. And, May 12th is Emory's graduation, where several of my favorite students will be closing the grad school chapter of their lives and moving on to what God has next for them. They will be sorely missed. We will be in DC for a conference that Kennan is presenting at, which is exciting (and I'm actually glad to be out of town and away from subtle reminders of what we've lost), but it will still be a rough time.

Now, to add ridiculous insult to genuine injury, I have discovered that the postal rates are increasing on May 12th! AGAIN. So now we face the dilemma, once more, of whether to buy a bunch of "Forever" stamps or not. At this rate (pun intended), it may well be worth it.

Anyone else in? We can stand in line for hours at the Post Office, dress up like postal characters, blog and talk and read and think and basically obsess about what will happen next...

Sorry. I was having a flashback to an obsession from last year... I have to say, reading that post again (and a few others around it) was rather cathartic and encouraging (especially the comments sections). I should do that more often.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

No, Really.

I voted for Ron Paul in the Primaries.

I can eat an entire jar of pickles in one sitting.

I love small dogs that bark a lot.

My favorite colors are red and black.

I wish I lived in Texas.

I know all the words to "Enter Sandman."

My secret ambition is to meet Janet Reno.

I've decided to become a nun.

I once caught a fish this big...

I think David Hasselhoff is hot.

My cat likes to eat peanut butter.

My favorite magazine is Star.

I've been calm and obedient since 1978.

Yes, Happy April Fools' Day! You decide which ones are true.