*tap tap tap* Is this thing on?
The thing about skipping a day or a week or two weeks of posting is that it starts to feel like I'll never in a million years catch up to everything I want to write about here, so why bother, you know?
Since I last posted I've been to Vegas, spent a night in the emergency room with a delightful case of kidney stones, gone to my family reunion in Wisconsin, visited my in-laws for a weekend, taken the final exam in my spring night class and the midterm exam in my summer night class. Who has time to post with all that going on? So I'm going with a sort of highlight reel.
Previously the furthest west I had been was Mt Rushmore in South Dakota. Flying over the desert I and the majority of the other passengers were all but glued to the windows watching the mountains passing below with a level of concentration normally reserved for brain surgery or celebrity gossip magazines. T, ever the observant one: "Only midwesterners. OMG SAND! LOOK GUYS! SAND AND ROCK! Woah. Cool."
We also took a day-trip to the Grand Canyon while we were out west. It was beautiful and breathtaking and blah-blah-blah you-know-this-and-can-see-it-anywhere. We did the skywalk(loud music on that site), which was a neat experience, mostly because it came with the built-in entertainment of some really awesome people watching. While I thought it was all beautiful and super-cool, I had exactly zero of the stomach-turning nerves that so many other people experienced, even when T and I leaned back over the railing just because we could.
(Note: Yes, there is totally glass behind us. Whatever - we were still totally brave.)
In other mother-heart-attack-inducing-news, there were no railings keeping people like me away from the edge of the canyon. So I was able to do stupid things like this.
WAX MUSEUMS ARE SUPER COOL
We spent part of an afternoon at Madame Tussuad's, which is noteworthy only because I got to fulfill a very specific fantasy.
FINALLY, INDEPENDENCE DAY
After the craziness of the last few weeks, I've spent the majority of the holiday weekend relaxing by myself. T is in North Carolina helping her friend Marie pack for her upcoming move to Wisconsin, I don't have any tests or assignments due in my night class, and I finally have time for picture sorting and laundry washing and food cooking and book reading and highly important napping. Now I'm all caught up again, and HOPEFULLY I can stay that way for at least a week or two.
So, what's new with you?