Friday, January 29, 2010


Time for some pictures!!

This is what I have edited so i'm always tweaking things and finding that I like them better that way, so i'm afraid to post some old pictures! Right now it'll just be a sneak peek because we've changed a lot of things. (New washer and dryer, more kitchen and room decor, etc.) This is the RELAX sign I made awhile ago...let's see if I can find a better picture of it...I wonder if Microsoft took it with everything else....ahhh, there it is! The one on the left is it hanging in my apartment before I got married. I needed a project one day, so I walked to the craft store and picked some of the stuff up; some I already had. PS--the curtains in the first picture are like a sage green...not pukey like in the picture!

This is the curtain we put up in our kitchen to separate it from the "laundry room"...if you can call it that! If we didn't have it there'd be a small wall (kind of) separating the fridge from the washer...they're right next to each other! We found it on sale at Target, where we had gift cards, so that was fun! It has red and green and blue and yellow, my "kitchen colors."

Here's the last one for today: this is a really cool shower gift given to me by Diana Chambers. She's always ahead of the upcoming trends: i'd never seen anything like this before, but it says DOOLEY! How cool is that!? Now i'm seeing them everywhere and I feel COOL to have the "first" one! We think it'll look really cool in Mitch's office one day (you know, in 203948 years when we're out of school and he's an optometrist!) But for now it has a new home above our entertainment center :o)

Well, that's it for now...i'll try to take some more soon!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sorry, Microsoft deary, you FAIL!!!

So on Thursday/Friday (can't remember which!) we had MAJOR problems with my computer.

I took it to our school's computer help desk (yay, free services to students!!) and they asked me if some warning they saw popped up a lot...I told them YES!! My computer runs so slow!!! WELL, it turns out the warning said something like this...

(This is normally when I slam NOOOO! for the ummmteenth time and go steal Mitch's laptop...)

Anyway, this warning apparently triggered the sweet nerdy man helping us to say something like this...
YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM IS FRIED, and the only solution is to reformat your hard drive, erasing everything and restoring it all to factory settings……

FAIL, Microsoft. F.A.I.L.

I was thinking some other choice, 4-letter words at this point.

So, $100 later, we'd come back to the help desk and back to the sweet nerdy man with an external hard drive so we could save my stuff before they erased EVERYTHING.

Plus, they told us if we left our computer it would wait in a great, big, long line behind several others...if we stayed, they'd fix it with us right then and there.

Much to Mitch's despair, we waited. For FOUR hours. Count 'em, four. From 1 to 5.

On laundry day, of all days!!

Anyway, I lost something like 2100 pictures. Shoot me in the foot. The only pictures that transferred to our external drive was everything past our engagement I have all the ones with my sweetie in em, but nothing before him! (And we only dated for like 15 minutes before we got engaged, so.... :o)

So that's my excuse for not uploading pictures yet. I've been crazy busy reinstalling Microsoft Office, Photoshop Elements, Microsoft PhotoSuite, Picasa, etc., with the product keys they searched my computer for and FOUND!

My little laptop works SO much better and faster now, but i'm still a little bitter about how much I's like going home and walking into a hotel with the 2 suitcases worth of stuff you brought waiting for you instead of being home!

And i'm complaining about all these things while the poooor people in Haiti are suffering indescribably worse! Oh man, have I got work to do!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Didn't I have a blog once?

So i've forgotten about my poor, little, unread blog! Oops!

I'm posting pics of our new apartment this week: it's almost all done except the 2nd bedroom (our study/whatever doesn't have a place's all the complex had and we spent 2 semesters looking for a home!), and I have a few pictures to put up...well, the frames are up, the pics just aren't printed yet.

So we'll see how for how long the fake family with model faces entertain us.

My favorite rooms are the kitchen and the bathroom...and our WALK-IN closet!!

(Hello!? Girl + her 528238512 shoes and 39395209678 clothes = great appreciation for a huge closet--well the biggest i've ever had!)

So, we'll see what pictures I can take and upload with my FABULOUS new camera (yay Christmas presents!) and get on here for all of you...well, for the 4 people that ever read this! :o)

School started yesterday and we're both dreading the routine but looking forward to the learning and getting closer to this point we both feel like we're on one of those ten-year plans for a Bachelor's degree....smack in the middle, no end in sight! :o)

I hope everyone's Christmas and New Year were wonderful. I'll hafta post pictures of that too!