Monday, March 02, 2009

Snow Day = Blog Day

A whole month since my last post. Geez, it's embarrassing. Don't give up on me. I swear I'll be back soon. Here's what February brought.

New House
We've had a number of meetings these past weeks. Remember how I said the great part was that you could pick everything you wanted for a new house? Well, you actually have to pick everything. We've had meetings with the builder, the designers and the electricians.

For the most part, we're not straying far from the colors, cabinetry, tiling, and other styles we've already used for our remodeling jobs at this current house. And we each decided to pick one nice upgrade. Larry opted for the wider plank boards for the hardwood floors on the first level.

Me? I went for the Sony Homeshare media station, allowing me to play and CONTROL the iPod from 4 different rooms using one central docking station. Technology kicks ass!

Seven more classes. SEVEN. I am so done with the program...not because I hate it, just because I'm tired of studying and schoolwork. Friday is my last day of Entrepreneurship and the following week ends Marketing. All that is left is Ethics, Negotiations and a final closing residency...which I hope is mostly trust falls and ropes courses.

Graduation is May 15th which ironically is 20 years to the same week I graduated college. On that day, I vowed never to go back to school again. I'm glad I didn't listen.

But seriously, if you're still with me 20 years from now, don't let me go for my PhD in 2029.

Snow Day
I love the fact that DC can't seem to handle large amounts of snow. (And by large, I mean my street got 5 inches.) I did a whole week's worth of homework today. I also took a two-hour nap. Who loves bad weather?

Boy Wonder
Corey is doing great. He constantly amazes me at how fast kids learn these days. He reads so well that every single book we have at this house is beyond him. His new obsession is those word search puzzles. Every time we go to a restaurant and he gets a kids menu, he'll push his dinner aside just to finish the puzzle on it.

Happy Holidays
My folks arrive in three weeks for our late Christmas celebration. I have the week off for Spring Break so they'll come here since we didn't travel in December. While I have a number of gifts bought, I realized that most of the Christmas stuff got packed away into a pod a few weeks ago; wrapping paper, bows, bags & tags. Mom & Dad will be stuck with presents in baby shower themes.

My parents are asking what I want for a graduation gift. I've toyed with the iTouch, but then my friend Mark lent me something last week that changed my mind forever...a power washer. Holy shit, have you ever used one? It's perfect for someone who is both compulsive and loves horsepower. I washed everything within 25 feet of the house; the siding, the patio, the deck. Hell, I started washing the alley, but then realized I didn't have enough cord.

OK, that's it for me. Catch you in a few weeks.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA HA! I remember DC in the winter time. A buddy of mine used to take the side-streets of Arlington in his Volkswagon Golf. That thing got AMAZING traction in the snow. Much better than my rear-wheel drive 240SX!

Good times!

7:34 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

HEY! Welcome back! I've missed you!

I'm not going to chide you about the snow, because my bitching about how much we get here is getting old, even for me. I'm just grateful we were able to get home from vacation yesterday; it was iffy for a while, there.

I'll keep you from getting your PhD if you promise to return the favor. I'm getting the student itch again; I think it's because I'll be unemployed in a few weeks and I'm wondering what I'm going to do with myself.

If you need good kid-book ideas, let me know; Beanie is a VORACIOUS reader and is hip to a lot of high-quality intermediate-level reads. She'll be more than happy to set you up.

Congrats on the new house. Please make sure you send me an announcement with all your new contact information so I can send you a happy-house present.

Give my love to Larry, and keep some for yourself, okay?



4:00 PM  
Blogger Papa Bradstein said...

Have you worked out a mashup of the iPod super controller and the power washer?

11:42 PM  
Blogger Daddy Cool said...

"Larry opted for the wider plank boards for the hardwood floors on the first level.

Me? I went for the Sony Homeshare media station"

Oh this says so much about you guys. : )

2:03 PM  

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