Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Very funny

Unable to resist the urge to check our registries, Tim and I discovered yesterday that the first item has been bought! Funnily enough, it is just a scale from Target. For whatever reason, this struck us as hilarious.

My sister and brother-in-law are flying in today! I can't wait to see them. Tim and I were busy-busy yesterday running around our respective apartments and getting them ready. I don't know why, but I love cleaning my apartment for guests. I think it's the part of cleaning I inherited from Mom. It's like putting on a show! (Conceited.)

This weekend, Tim and I are going to try to get out to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, where they have the Faberge collection! It's extra credit for my Russian History class, and I think it'll be awesome. My teacher claims that Houston gets cool exhibits that normal only go to New York and London and other big places because we are an oil-rich town and other countries, especially Russia, want to be our buddies. Either way, cool for us!

I'm looking forward to the end of the semester with a passion. Only three more papers to write, and two more finals! Hooray!

Very truly yours,


Wednesday, November 18, 2009


All I have to say is wow.

Betsy Dunlap

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

National Novel Writing Month

Hooray! It's November and I'm writing my novel. I have over seven thousand words, and I haven't started a single one of the five papers I have to write for school this month! ALRIGHT! Right on schedule.

I moved from the idea of an informal collection of essays and fiction short stories of the time period, including the always easy to churn out fake poetry to writing a history text from the year 2080. How did this happen? I may move back to the more informal premise. But writing a text book from the future is fun! Oh well.

Wish me luck!

Very truly yours,

Friday, October 30, 2009

Wedding Registries

Here they are! (Because I know you've been totally freaking out with anticipation.)

Changing the Present

I am planning to mention IKEA gift cards too. Here's the couch we want:By the way, all these are secrets. Shh! Don't tell ANYONE.

Very truly yours,

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Borges is Awesome

My philosophy teacher was telling us about Jorge Luis Borges the other day, and I just looked him up.

"Borges...employed two very unusual literary forms: the literary forgery and the review of an imaginary work. Both constitute a form of modern pseudo-epigrapha."

"At times, confronted with an idea for a work that bordered on the conceptual, rather than write a piece that fulfilled the concept, he wrote a review of a nonexistent work, as if it had already been created by some other person."
In Dr. Martin's words, Borges would "come up with fascinating ideas for books, but was too lazy to write them. So he just reviewed them as though they had already been written." Brilliant. This guy has given me a gateway to literary laze and creativity. Yay!
Also, it is Tim's birthday and I am planning a birthday surprise! I sure love that guy.
Very truly yours,

Friday, October 2, 2009

Regular Friday Stuff

1. My gums are still sore from dentist shots.
2. I'm getting married January 9th!
3. Tim is moving in two weeks (gasp).
4. My first paper of the semester is due in three days.
5. Greek Festival last night was WORTH IT.

You know, just typical end-of-week stuff.