Tuesday, July 1, 2014

If I Had a Post-It Wall...

At CNU, we had a Post-It quote wall. When somebody said something funny, we wrote it on a Post-It and stuck it to the wall. These are legendary among my friends.

I don't have a Post-It wall anymore. (Not that kind, anyway... I do have several Post-Its stuck on my office wall over my phone, but they aren't funny.) But I have a blog.

It's like learning quantum physics in Russian after you've spent your entire life living under a rock with mole-people who speak Mayan.
I'm good at similes.
Me, telling Birk that financial aid doesn't make sense unless it's your job to make sense of it.

Yeah, I know... I probably think I'm funnier than I am. But hey... it's my blog.

Sunday, June 29, 2014


I have a max-level WoW character for the first time! Thrashbarg hit 90 last night. Birk brought home cake and candles (the zero looks funny because they didn't have any zeroes so he broke a 6) because we are ridiculous people and he is sweet.

So what did I do this morning? Started a blood elf named Grabhsarht. Gonna get her to 90 too. Eventually.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Growing Old/Up/Out

I was thinking about the saying "you have to grow old but you don't have to grow up." But I finally figured out what I don't like about that. Growing up is important. It's a good thing. It's why you can pay your bills and make wise decisions and learn from your mistakes to make better choices in the future. I want to grow up.

When people say this, what they really mean is that they don't have to grow out of things.

Growing old: spending more time alive. This is not optional. (Unless you die.)

Growing up: becoming mature and responsible and obtaining knowledge (and applying that knowledge to appropriate situations).

Growing out of something: no longer being interested in something deemed to be suitable for a younger age group than the one you are in.

So... you have to grow old, you should grow up, but you don't have to outgrow.

This is probably the sort of thing that belongs in /r/showerthoughts but I was pretty proud of it.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

I Feel Like Edgar

I submitted a conference presentation proposal a little while back... and it was accepted!

So of course, with the weird associations I tend to make, all I could think of was the scene in Men In Black where the bug grabs Edgar. (You know the scene... "You can have my gun... when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers." "Your proposal... is... acceptable." Then the bug reaches out of the crater, grabs Edgar by the head, and turns him into an Edgar suit so he can go - as K so eloquently puts it - "tear-assing around Manhattan.")

Anyway... does that mean I'm Edgar and the VLA is the bug?

So, you know. Um. Sugar. Give me... sugar. In water. More.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Congratulations to Birk!

He got into med school at EVMS!!!!! Now we don't have to wait all summer (while people ask us about it) to find out! Hoorah!

We went out for eerily glowing sushi to celebrate

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Birk and I need somewhere to go for Halloween this year. This is my favorite costume, ever, by anyone, of anything, ever.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

2014 Photos: Mid and Late April

I've continued my trend of forgetting to take a photo every day. But here's what I've managed to do...

April 14: New staff entrance sign at the JUL

Sunday, April 20 (Easter): Flames coming out of the kiln.

Tuesday, April 22: Butter chicken, yum!

Thursday, April 24: The cool thing about the location of the Norfolk campus library
is that, sometimes, the bands playing at the Norva have to use Market St to park their
vans and buses and trailers. This is Psych Ward Druggies' group of vehicles (or part of them)
out the window of the office I use when I'm working from Norfolk.