Friday, October 22, 2010


As a grad student, working part-time, I've tried to be a little more frugal. Mind you, new computer, new jeans, let's just say the last week hasn't been exemplary.

Anyways, I've taken to logging onto such sites as and, and sometimes I get sent applications for signing up for opportunities to win cash or prizes. I figure why not, and also it keeps me from getting bored and going out shopping.

But I got bit in the butt yesterday. I started to sign up for a $50,000 home makeover - I thought it could be fun for Carleigh and Gary - and then realized it was way more involved than just getting put in a draw, so I x'd out of the browser. Well, too late, evidently. The company has called my cell phone 9 times in the last two days.

So tonight I confessed to Carleigh.

Which led to some sympathy...

"You know who else is harassing me these days?" she started.

I responded with questioning eyes.

"The blind," she responded.

I burst into laughter.

"and the deaf!" she exclaimed, "they're calling like 3 times a day!"

Well...that's interesting.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

dear blog.

Two weeks ago my computer died.
It went to computer heaven.
I replaced it. heartlessly, and actually with enthusiasm. but it took time.

My friends graciously lent me their computers so I could resume my masters studies.

In the meantime, i abandoned you.
I'm sorry.
It might happen again. just saying.

But rest assured knowing I am always thinking about the next post.