So, the school-year rush is in. Last week I had an average of 7.5 calls/day. Today I took 17 calls. BLEGH. I guess it's going to start being less gxp time while I'm at work. Well, that's okay.
I had a pretty busy weekend. On Friday night, Randen and I went out to dinner, watched 2 episodes of the X-Files, and saw the movie The Princess Diaries, which I liked because it gave me what I expected of it. Story about a 15 year old nobody who finds out she's the princess of a small European country. Wackiness ensues.
Well, while dressing for the movie theater (i.e. changing out of shorts) I came across the realization that only one pair of jeans really fit me anymore, and that was the pair I had gotten from my mom. So after the movie when I was home alone I got a copy of the Norman paper with classifieds in it, circled all the garage sales I was interested in (about 15), and using thumbtacks I made a route on my map of Norman of the sale-ing I would do the next morning. I even color-coded my tacks - white tacks were for sales that started at 7, red for starting at 8, etc. Yeah I'm a nerd.
So from 7-12am on Saturday I drove around norman and looked through people's stuff. I got 2 pairs of jeans, a pair of khakis, 2 pairs of shorts, a purple satin dress shirt, and a nifty 9-candle votive sculpture thingy for $11. Then I went to two consignment stores, Abigail's Attic and The Spare Closet, and got 2 more pairs of jeans for $6.50. So I came out pretty well. They're almost all size 10s. :)
Had a really nice cookout at Arcadia Lake that night with my Edmond friends, Brian and Ryan (snicker). Brian brought his girlfriend Mary Beth and a friend of hers named Joey. We made a fire and had some hot dogs and hamburgers and stuff and shot the breeze and even went swimming a bit (well I only waded because I didn't bring a bathing suit). It was really nice, and we should do it more often. Since I was up so far north I dropped by my mom's on the way back. I always seem to leave her house with stuff - this time I came back with a glass thermometer (some test to find out if I'm hyper-thyroid, involving taking my temperature in the mornings right when I wake up), some icy-hot type stuff (for my leg), and a few exercise videos! She had picked them up for $.50 each somewhere. They're badass - Thighs of Steel 2000 Platinum (I did that one Sunday morning, and OUCH), and Cindy Crawford's Ultimate Workout, which I haven't done yet. It looks scary. Anyway, it was nice talking to my mom. She talks to me like an equal sometimes, whee.
Then yesterday I did that Thighs of Steel, putzed around a bit (gathered up all the things I'm going to sell at the Happiness Hotel yard sale, and boy did that pile grow. Fills the hallway almost.), and went to the Hotel for a dinner party - a grill dinner party! It involved a massive Albertson's run, and a lot of heat and bugs. But it was fun and there was SO much good food. I had to stop eating for fear of getting sick because I had eaten so much. I finished my portabello mushroom burger though. ;) That was my favorite food of the whole night. The grilled pineapple was pretty good too though. I fell asleep as soon as I got home :)
All the computers in the lab are wiped clean now. Formatted. It's kind of sad. Tomorrow I get to start setting up the new computers! It will be exciting. So that's why I won't be around.
Well, I guess it's time to go home now. See everyone tomorrow!