Friday, September 30, 2005

Happy 5th Birthday

Today is Xander and Matthijs' birthdays. They're twins and cute. They're going to a pony farm for the weekend?? I'm not exactly sure what you do at a pony farm for the entire weekend. I asked Gregory and he said "shovel shit" and then said they should have invited me along. Apparently without my knowledge Gregory "somehow" promised his brother that he would get the boys a DVD player so they can join their technologically advanced generation. But a DVD player for 5 year olds?????? I think its stupid. I don't think a 5 year old would appreciate the machine. I told Gregory I think it would be more appropriate if we had bought a DVD player for one of their parents celebratory dates and then get the boys DVD's to play on it but no Gregory insists he has to get his 5 year old nephews a DVD player to make up for all his BROTHER'S birthdays he failed to buy gifts for. So again, this doesn't look like a gift for the young children but for the grown ups. So off to fnac to look for a cheap DVD player since, "the boys will probably break it", a direct quote from Gregory, but there were no cheap DVD players there. They Do exist here in Belgium, I've seen them, not at the fnac but somewhere else. I think part of the problem was they're remodeling much of their electronics merchandise is not displayed. So I left. We currently have no gift for the children but its ok because they'll be pony-ing all weekend which still gives us time to purchase something.
hoorah for pony farms, a suitable place for 5 year olds

Saturday, September 24, 2005

but its ok

I went to upload a profile picture on here today. Turns out is next to impossible without using their little "hello" program. I downloaded it and tried to sign on and do all the wonderful picture things that can be done but alas, it wouldn't sign me in. "what the heck" I thought. So I went through the FAQ and it said proxy server=shit out of luck. Ok but I'm not using a proxy server. Belgium is pretty much behind a firewall. I think the internet people automatically have it so no matter what before you even do anything, you're behind a firewall. But I can upload picures into my blog posts so i guess all is well. Thats Greggerz n I just now. we're stupid looking but i guess thats normal for us so there we are in our stupid glory.
sallie mae is frustrating me. they didn't process my money correctly AGAIN. They're really beginning to piss me off.

yesterday I cut my hair. Its not great but at least I don't look like I have Charlie brown's Christmas tree hanging off the back of my head. It'll grow. That's my motto. It feels lighter and its not in my eyes so I guess all in all its better than what it was.

tonight Gregory and I are going to some girl's birthday party. Its at A...Club? I guess. Well, not her house anyway, I know that for sure. Its a 90's dance party. Get your groove on. Should be fun, I guess. Even though Gregory still doesn't know where in the city its being held so how we're gonna get our groove on tonight, I'm not sure. Plus I don't know what time we'll be leaving either. A friend of his said he's leaving at 12! I may sound like an old lady but I'm ready for the party to be dying down at 12 not starting. The doors open at 8 I don't know why we have to leave so late. I'll be ready for bed before we even get there.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

numbah 1

So I'm starting this because my photo page was a flop once I reached my maximum photos and I NEVER e-mail anyone. I'm a loser. I thought this would be a little more interesting and easier (for me) than regular old e-mails anyway. not that my life is terribly interesting to account but someone out there might want to read it.

so I guess I'll start with today.
today I went to work. for those unaware I work in a forensic pathology department assisting with autopsies. right now its just temporary but I hope it'll become permanent. today there were no autopsies to perform, partly I would suspect, due to the fact that the forensic pathologist and his assistant are away at a conference in Germany. So today we cleaned out a freezer full of, well I guess now, medical waste. It smelled bad but it filled up my 4 hour work day.

with the new ipod mum and dad purchased for both Gregory and I, i have found myself venturing out doors much more. (I have self-diagnosed social anxiety) I think with the music buzzing in my ears it drowns out the paranoid, neurotic noise that tells my brain to be nervous and anxious around people. So I started running. So far so good.

Gregory is due home soon and tonight we've decided to be bold and go have a drink. Now, popular to whatever stories might have traveled home with mom and dad, we really don't go out or drink that often. We were in vacation mode as well while they were visiting. So yeah, we're gonna have a drink or two and talk about things like alien invasions and why we love the interior design of our favorite bar/lounge place. We're very deep thinkers.

on an unrelated note to this evening's planned activities, I've started knitting. Yesterday was my first day ever. Stephanie tried to teach me a while back but I just wasn't getting it. So I looked up so instructions on the trusty inny-net and I got it! So now I'm knitting away, I guess making a scarf. Isn't that everyone's first project, which in reality you're just knitting and knitting until before you realize it your straight knitting-ness can wrap around your neck and thus it turns into a scarf. I have visions of becoming really good at it. We'll see. But its fun for now. Since I really don't have my own friends here (I share gregory's friends) sometimes it can get pretty lonely and boring up in this piece. So I'm really glad I got ahold of these needles and yarn; my life has greatly improved already! in the past 2 days I've already watched less TV ad spent less time in the computer, and I guess on an educational level I'm exercising my brain aswell, so there's nothing bad about that! So that's all that's going on for now.