Saturday, February 16, 2008


Alright. This is it. I am over winter. I want it to be done. Getting pretty tired of the whole "winter" thing. The past couple days the weather was just a titch warmer (aka above freezing) and the snow was melting and walking was much less dangerous (excepting of course the apartment's built-in ice skating rink) and driving was considerably more pleasant. But now the temperature is dropping and it was definitely snowing last night. Ugh. I want it to stop. I want Western Washington weather where it is wet and grey but not hazardous to life. And not freaking freezing.

Yeah, like I said. Pretty darn over winter right now...

Monday, February 11, 2008

Oh the humanity...

So this morning I left our building to walk to the bus as I normally do.  This morning however, I took one step onto the parkinglot and slipped and fell really hard on my butt.  Serious hurt.  I couldn't even move for a minute.  Then I stood myself up and staggered forward to some snow for traction, then as I stood there the world went dark and I couldn't feel my legs and I (somehow) remained standing but momentarily blacked out.  That and the blood on my hands convinced me to go back inside.  Thank goodness my first class is lab and I can be late (although I don't like to be and generally am early rather than late).  So I went upstairs, washed my hands, noticed my face looked waxy yellow-white in the mirror, and sat down on the couch for a while (a few minutes with my head on Andrew's knee).  Then I put on my yak-tracks and made my traction-y way to the bus stop to catch the next bus.  
So all day my sacrum has hurt like a mo-fo, especially if I bend or twist my torso.  Very unfortunate.  Thank goodness for Leah and her ever-ready supply of pharmecuticals.  I had myself several ibuprofin during class.
In conclusion: I firmly believe that parking lots should not double as ice rinks.


LAAAME.  My post just got deleted!  Fine.  *sigh*
SO.  I played Wii for the first time last night.  It was crazy watching Kelsey and Lisa box- especially Lisa.  She'll come at you like a spider monkey.  And then Leslie and I tied and were too pooped to go on.  Turns out, wii boxing is tiring.  My right arm still hurts from punching Leslie in the face too many times.  Then we all got to make Miis (except Lisa who has two personal Miis and a whole cast of characters for when she wants variety).  Mine turned out pretty well- it even has my glasses sliding down my nose.
In other news, I dragged my lazy ass out of bed early this morning.  In time to make myself oatmeal from scratch.  With brown sugar and punkin pie spice and vanilla extract and peanut butter and raisens and dried apricots....and maple syrup.  Super tasty.  I offered some to Andrew but he is a grouchy bear this morning.
Now I should go pack a lunch and run to the bus.  And possibly drag my cat off of the cupboards.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Old European

We discovered a new eating place in Pullman.  The Old European Restaurant.  Oh man.  I had fabulous eggs benedict (can't resist) and Andrew had three stuffed swedish crepes.  So delicious.  We shall definitely have to eat there again- so many tempting items on the menu.  Including a dish called "Dutch Babies."  I have less than a vague concept of what they actually are, and yet I feel that I must eat some.  Europeans make good breakfast...

Friday, February 8, 2008

Happy times!

My husband is home!  After a week away on business he has come back to jolly old Pullman.  And thank goodness he was able to land in Pullman...otherwise I would have had to figure out how to get him from Lewiston when I-195 is closed from Pullman to the Idaho border...

No more orange juice

This is just a quicky as I need to leave soon to go to pathology and watch Dr. Leathers cut up a dead dog and/or pass around bizarre tissue samples.  I love this class...
Anywho, I was sitting on the couch eating my bagel and drinking some orange juice and Talen (cat) was sitting on the arm of the couch licking his paw.  Then I saw out of the corner of my eye that he was dipping said paw into my orange juice and licking the juice off.  *cringe* Not sure how long he had been doing that, but I am reasonably certain that I had not consumed any juice since it had begun (got distracted by bagel).  Needless to say, juice went down the sink.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

First Post!

Greetings all!
This is an experiment in blogging.  Who knows if I shall keep it up?  But my new years resolution for 2008 is "effort."  In all things: effort.  For instance, I just came back from the gym- second time this week and 5th time this semester!  Huzzah!  Soon the pounds will start melthing away...
So keep checking back here to see what my life is like in the land of the National Lentil Festival and rabid Cougar fans.  That's right!  I'm in Pullman baby!