Wednesday, September 10, 2003


Man. I have just been beat as all hell this week. I am blaming the cold. I also need to start getting my ass in bed earlier. School starts in less than two weeks and I am so not looking forward to adjusting to a new schedule. I've been able to do whatever the heck I want whenever the heck I want for the last four months, and this is going to be weird. I am kind of excited though... the anticipation of getting back into the swing of things, moving forward with my education; getting another step closer to the end result... which I'm still a couple years away from, but you know what I mean. I wish I could blink my eyes like I dream of Jeannie and have it be done with. Oh well.

Hey, I don't know if I've mentioned it yet or not; but I downloaded the new google toolbar. IT.IS.AWESOME! There is a built in pop-up blocker that you have to activate after it's installed. (click the options button) and man, I haven't had one pop-up since. So far it says it's blocked 173, and that includes the irritating msnbc personalization pop-up and the E! online ads too. VERY cool.

So, I didn't make it to the gym last night. I wish I would have, I am feeling really gross and guilty. Not a good combo! But I had logged into our local abc affiliate, and was surprised to see all but one road around my gym was closed due to a shooting. Well, at the time it was a special alert; and said it was a 'reported shooting'. I heard on the new this morning it was a double shooting in the apartments behind the gym... I didn't really want to find myself in the thick of all that so I opted to work out at home. I checked out the apartment gym for the first time and was not freakin impressed. Lori came over and we tested out several of the machines, but my heart just wasn't in it. Today I will go to the gym, and I WILL burn calories!

That is of course unless I have to go to the doctor. I think I may have a bladder infection... so I may try to pilfer some pharmaceuticals off my dear mother, because I don't feel like spending 50 bucks today. (25 to see the doctor and a good 20-25 for the prescription.) I know you shouldn't share antibiotics, but it's just a damn bladder infection, and that is something that I am very willing to self diagnose.

Anyhoo, I leave you with a few more pics from the family reunion and cousin Steve's visit from Minnesota. (*I will say I was a little disappointed he didn't have the trademark Minne-soh-tah accent. A highlight of it, but not the one I was expecting. I love the accents in that one movie with Kirsten Dunst and Kirstie Alley... the one about Beauty pageants... I can't remember the name of it, but they all have thick Minne-soh-tah accents. I love it!)

Here is Cassie with lil' sis Camryn.

Dad and Cousin Steve at a fountain. (wow, I'm a keen observer of the obvious.) I didn't take this picture; just lifted it from my mom's ofoto album. Mom and Dad took Steve all around some of the Seattle landmarks and attractions, so I imagine this is somewhere downtown.


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