Thursday, April 30, 2009

O Broadband, Broadband! Wherefore Art Thou Broadband?

I didn't have internet yesterday. It was horrible. It was like I lost an appendage or something. In one day these were my problems, I couldn't:
  • See my wife's IM on Skype
  • Listen to Pandora Radio
  • Check my e-mail
  • Set-up an appointment with my thesis advisor
  • Distract myself with the online Halo community via Xbox Live
  • Watch a movie on Netflix
  • Check to see if X-men was coming to the I-Max this weekend
  • Set-up my cable installation appointment in Houston (online only discounts)
  • Look up some equations I needed for my thesis
  • Find a good creative writing book using Amazon's rating system
  • Download a writing program I needed
  • Check out blogs

Like I said it was awful. I was reduced to being productive, working on my thesis all day (minus the equations I needed), with the bright spot to my workday being a Wendy's run and an episode of the animated Batman(on a disc) for lunch.


I am happily connected to the internet and used it to:

  • Chat with Rodolfo from India to schedule my internet/cable installation in Houston taking advantage of online only coupons
  • Check my e-mail (Hey Babe, thanks for that Crate & Barrel spam)
  • Cancel my unsolicited subscription from Crate & Barrel
  • Use my online only bank to cut a check to Comcast
  • Send an e-mail to my future apt. manager to make sure I'm sending everybody to the right address
  • Not do thesis (don't worry I will)
  • I just got a response, I did send the right address
  • And OF COURSE, chat with my sweetheart on Skype
  • and the day is still young...

I know you would all be devastated without the internet because you wouldn't be able to read this non-whiney, non-materialistic post.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Shlumpadinka Spring Break!

Well, this was my first week back to school after a most fabulously relaxing Spring Break. I have decided to share the details with you because it's been a while since my last post.  Now normally my mom comes to visit for Spring Break, but this year we settled for talking every day instead (I'll take what I can get).

  •  Weekend before Spring Break - Read Gregor the Overlander (320 pgs.) as well as Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (309 pgs.)

  •  Day 1 Monday - Read Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (358 pgs.) and literally did nothing else.  It was awesome.

  • Day 2 Tuesday - Read the penultimate Gregor and the Marks of Secret (343 pgs.)went to Barnes and Noble, bought Gregor and the Code of Claw, went home, read Gregor and the Code of Claw (412 pgs.) until 2:00 a.m.  (Because the next day Wes was going to be able to hang out!  So, I basically HAD to finish it that night!)

  • Day 3 Wednesday - Hung out with Wes.  Cleaned out kitchen cabinets and hallway closet, which felt very nice.  We threw away 7 bags of trash and sent 4 bags to the DI (which is like a Goodwill for our non-Utah readers).  How is this possible?  I do not know.

  • Day 4 Thursday - Hung out with Wes.  Cleaned the bathroom, watched some movies, and shopped.

  • Day 5 Friday - Hung out with Wes, went to Best Buy and bought Lego Batman. (an amazingly addicting XBOX game)

  • Day 6 Saturday - Played the aforementioned amazingly addicting Lego Batman for the majority of the day while Wes worked on amazingly "un-addicting" finals.  I finished up my Spring Break with a nice dinner and a movie...Wingers and The Knowing.

  • By the way, those Gregor books by Suzanne Collins, I definitely recommend.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009

    Mmmm! Fondue!

    Photo by Courtney Spears

    Dipping delicious goodies in chocolate, brilliant!!!
    Photo by Courtney Spears

    It turns out fondue is a fun way to party with our friends Kurt and Courtney Spears. We ate apples and focaccia bread with cheese as well, which was also good. Who needs the Melting Pot?

    Sunday, April 12, 2009

    April 1st & Easter

    This was the weather for April 1st. Hmmm.


    it was just a one day prank

    because we have been enjoying much better weather since then.

    We had a good time this Easter.

    We hooked our eggs up with sweet shiny accents.

    The Easter bunny left us this ridiculously good looking basket.

    Our neighbors provided these scrumptious hash browns.

    We provided the German Apple Pancake.

    Which combined splendidly for an Easter morning brunch.
    Happy Easter Everybody!!!