Then Mike finished his last final exam, and we both turned in our last final papers. Oh blessed "submit" button, I love thee.
Today we resemble human beings again. We are well rested. And showered. You can see the top of our desk, kitchen counters, and most of our dining table. Today the laundry is at most half as tall as me. (I'm working on it.) Today we had food for lunch. Today we watched football. There is not a dirty dish in the house. Or a sign of law, economics, or the French Revolution. And today I realized that Christmas is next week.
Finals are over. It's Christmas break.
Sometimes life is awesome.
1) I look like Voldemort. I have pink eye in both my eyes. It was a nice excuse to stay home from work at first, but now I'm very much sick of having sore, itchy red eyes all the time. I was majorly stressed since we were going to Pittsburgh for Pie-day, and was worried I would pass this highly contagious infection along to my little nieces and nephews. BUT, we made it back home without passing it along to anyone else! I consider this a massive victory. Thank you to whoever invented hand sanitizer and antibiotics.
2) We, along with the rest of the muggle population, saw the latest Harry Potter movie. We did dress up... as Wolverine and Bella Swan. We figured, as long as we represented famous movie icons we were good to go. (Forgot the camera though, sorry... though by this point, is anyone surprised?) We both liked it, though the lack of closure left me antsy for the next movie to come out. Speaking of Voldemort and eyes, is anyone else bugged that Voldy's eyes are blue in the movies instead of the clearly established red eyes in the books? This is a gross error, in my opinion. But I digress.
Non-Voldemortish item of business:
1) Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving. :)
So, the old president of Cornell had his own private library.That's right. HIS. OWN. LIBRARY. I know, awesome. As soon as I saw it, I knew I HAD to have one. So, I either have to buy more books (right, Mike?) or become the president of Cornell. I'm okay with either option.Ithaca is gorgeous. (And gorges. Ha.) The colors reminded me of when Mike and I were in Pittsburgh last October. Eastern America is just so lovely in fall. Okay, is this little girl not adorable?!?? Seriously. SO cute.
After coming home and un-burying myself from homework, Mike and I went to Chicago to see Lion King! I LOVED it, and Mike didn't hate it, so it was a success. Their costumes are incredible. The giraffes are still my favorite. I've been singing African songs in my head ever since (and wishing L-to-the-izzie were here so we could jam African style. She's the only other person I know who knows all the lyrics.)
Another note- This is very important. I don't know what to be for Halloween, and we have exactly 4 days to figure it out. In need of input. Please help.
That's all for now. Maybe I'll blog again before the semester ends, but I make no promises. From here on out I will be inseparable from the schoolbooks. Wish me luck with midterms.
Our photographers (Mom and Linz) had to catch a plane early the next morning, so we have no photos to document when I put the wrong address in the GPS and we ended up in the hood instead of at church the next morning. (True story.) We also have no photographic evidence of our trip to the top of the Hancock Tower, or the delectable lunch at the Cheesecake Factory afterwards. But we still had fun. Thanks for coming everyone! Come back again soon!!
1. Jo March from Little Women
I don't care what anyone says, Jo and Laurie were meant for each other. I think my heart died a little when Laurie married Amy, and Jo ended up with the old boring guy.
2. Marianne Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility
I know he's a royal jerk, but I wish Willoughby could have straightened out and committed to Maryanne. They were such kindred spirits. And I wish Colonel Brandon could have ended up with someone who really loved him in return, and was not so obviously more compatible with someone else.
3. Olivia from Twelfth Night
Olivia and Orsino are both so dang melodramatic- they would be perfect together. (Granted, this paring would leave Viola and Sebastian together, and that wouldn't be very kosher seeing as they're twins and all.)
4. Mary Bennett from Pride and Prejudice
Poor girl. She and the awkward Mr. Collins would have made such a delightfully righteous couple. I was always secretly hoping they would end up together, but alas. He ends up with poor Charlotte.
5. Elizabeth Gilbert from Eat Pray Love
This is cheating a little bit since Liz is not a fictional character, and I really have no right to tell real people who they should be with. (Though I do claim the absolute right to completely dictate the lives of fictional characters.) Anyway, I was bugged that she decided to try and make it work with the wealthy, foreign businessman. Hasn't she ever seen a chick flick? The steamy foreign affairs never last.
6. Tommy from Never Let Me Go
This is also cheating as Tommy is a hero, not a heroine. Still, I was so sad that Tommy and Kathy didn't get more time together. Freaking Ruth.
7. Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind
This one is tricky since she ends up with no one. But I would have liked to see a reconciliation with Rhett Butler, her obvious match. It was implied that they do eventually return to each other, but this reconciliation has never been actually produced on print or on film. I'm still waiting for closure.
8. Christine Daae from The Phantom of the Opera
Don't get me wrong, I don't want to doom Christine to a life with an unstable stalker, sexy as the Phantom's voice is. I'm just not the biggest fan of Raul. He has no personality in the book, and he's not much improved in the movie either.
9. Katniss Everdeen from Mockingjay
I won't spoil the ending here for those of you who haven't finished it yet. Suffice it to say, WHAT THE CRAP.
He probably watched this next one at least 50 times. Not joking.
It's only the second week of school and already Mike is laughing at cat videos. I'm not sure this is a good omen for the school year. Regardless, we are now in the market for a treadmill.