Archive for October, 2005

My bedroom in Augusta faces East, and the bright fall sunshine woke me up much earlier than I would have liked this morning.  But it didn’t matter, because my parents were close on the heels of the sun.  Trav and Kate wanted me to go to breakfast with them at the Waffle King.  They think Waffle King has the best pancakes.  That’s right, we go to the Waffle King for pancakes. 

    Initally, I wanted to go, and then on second thought I decided not to go, because Trav has a tendency to kidnap after breakfast, and I wasn’t in the mood to be kidnapped this morning.  But Kate promised that she would make sure I made it back home after breakfast.  So I was pressured into it.  And I did make it home, but not before we went to see Mrs. Kim, and then to the bike store, and to the storage building where my dad keeps all his stuff my mom won’t let him keep at home.  And we only took a couple of detours to look at buildings. 

    Now I am sitting out under the pergula with the dogs.  It is quite possibly one of the most beautiful days ever.  EVER.  It is one of those days that makes me remember why I live in Georgia.  There is a sensory overload almost.  The chimes at Good Shepard are playing music, while the airplanes from the air show fly in at Daniel Field fly overhead, the tea olives make everything smell wonderful, and the breeze is perfect.  Oh, and the mockingbirds are yelling about something.  Plus, I have my two precious dogs, even if Bo did growl at me this morning.




And these are my parents, Trav and Kate, arguing about what we are going to do with the back yard – all of our pretty trees had to be taken down after one of them fell into the treehouse.  Our next door neighbor had to take all of his trees down too, so it looks like a tornado ripped through the two yards.

In a little while, we will go inside and watch football.  I suggested instead of working in the yard this morning, that we get a twelve pack of PBR and go to Daniel Village and watch the airshow from the parking lot.  But obviously my parents have no sense of adventure.  Daddy and I thought this was a great idea, because neither of us are allowed to drive if we have been drinking at all, so Mama ends up having to deal with us.  Which we think is pretty funny.  We could have ridden bikes I guess, except my dad dropped his off at the store this morning.  But it is a perfect day for an airshow, the sky is amazing. 

I’m excited about the football though.  I hope Notre Dame beats USC, and I hope LSU beats Florida, even though I normally like to root for the SEC east, I’m going to cheer for LSU this time. 

Obviously the Dawgs are going to dominate.  I thought about going to Nashville for the game, but it is a long way, and I really like to watch football on tv with my dad, you can see so much more, and there a lot of other games I want to see today besides Georgia beating Vanderbilt. 

A yellow jacket just tried to bother me, and I thought about smashing him, but he flew away and it wasn’t worth it. 

Okay, the ants are biting me, I’m going inside. 

Love y’all. 

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It is inappropriate as a well educated adult, that anyone should use curse words over and over and over again in a voice over a whisper in the library. 

It is one thing when you are downtown in a bar, or in a private apartment, when you are drinking, and laughing, and acting ridiculous, if the language is not appropriate for your mother. 

But not in the Law Library.

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Commitment Phobia

Allison:  "Wanna go get our drivers license report next thursday?"

Christy:  "I don’t know if I can commit to something that far in advance, I was having a hard time commiting to tomorrow." 

Allison:  "Do you think we have commitment issues?"

Christy:  "Hmmm…..I don’t know.  I can’t decide." 

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Litter Allegation

From Dean – 

AP- (Knoxville)
UGA’s Athletic Director Damon Evans confirmed today that UGA has received a
letter from University of Tennessee campus operations requesting
payment of a fine for littering. President Michael Adams, who has
recently led a charge to clean up the UGA campus on gameday, expressed
"regret" over the situation. He promised to meet with Head Coach Mark
Richt to discuss the allegation.

The letter from UT was
apparently generated after the empty can of WHOOPASS that Georgia
opened on Tennessee was not disposed of properly after the game inside
Neyland Stadium Saturday night. "We usually designate one of the
freshman to pick up the empty can.", Georgia Safety Greg Blue said. "I
guess with all the UT fans leaving early, he got distracted" Phil
Fulmer is expected to contact the league office about Georgia’s use of
the ENTIRE can.

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PerfectwheelEspecially on cars like this –
But, what really fascinates me is spinners.  Honestly, I can’t drive when I see spinners.  I am hynotized.  Seriously.  I LOVE THEM.  Seeing shiny spinners, especially on a car that is completly filty except for the spinners – will make my entire week.  You can’t see them spin in pictures, but, regardlesss –


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But it really irritates me when people eat food in quiet places, like the library annex or in class. 

I know, I do it sometimes, I do.  But it is especially irritating when it is really quiet and the person sitting next to you is munching on something and all you can hear is their chewing.  And they are listening to music and can’t hear it themselves. 

The only thing that make s this worse is when it is something that smells weird, like doritoes, which smell awful. 

I’m sorry for this rant, I really should have  a higher tolerance for people. 

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Go Dawgs!

A snapshot into my weekend in knoxville.  More pictures to follow, possibly. 


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10 + 10 + 05

= 25

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One night too early…

I went to the Braves game Wednesday night.  It was fun, the Braves lost, but it was a blustery night that wasn’t too cold, and the sky, although threatening, never fell out.  There is something I absolutely love about sitting in Turner Field with a beer and good friends under the lights.  I love how the Atlanta sky line is larger than life in the background and it is one of the few things that makes me want to move to an enormous city and live among the buildings. 

We stayed till the very end, although we were making our way out of the stadium when the game actually ended, but since we were sitting up in the cheap seats it took us a while and  we did watch the bottom of the ninth from the lower level while Staci and Taylor bought t-shirts.  But over all, it was a lackluster night of baseball as far as the braves were concerned. 

But last night there was a better show.  I was in the car with my mom, and we listened to part of the game on the radio, but I wasn’t listening when Brian McCann hit his three run homer Roger Clemens. 

Seriously, click on that link, and read the whole article, because it gave me chills and brought a tear to my eye.  I am so happy for McCann, I don’t even know the kid, haven’t ever even heard his name before this morning, but I’m just so excited.  Here are some quotes from Jayson Stark’s article on ESPN.com:

"When a 21-year-old rookie catcher hit a home run that will be traveling for his entire lifetime off a 43-year-old living legend…"

• Never in history, according to SABR home run historian David Vincent,
had any previous player hit a postseason home run off a pitcher who
made his big-league debut in the same year that the hitter was

• And never, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, has there been a
bigger age difference in history between a home run hitter and the
pitcher who served it up than the 21-year, 200-day gap between Clemens
and McCann.

• Never, either, has a catcher younger than McCann (21 years, 6½ months) hit a home run off anybody in a postseason game. (Previous record-holder: Someone named Yogi Berra — at 22 years, 4½ months.)

That is just the beginning, there is a lot of amazing stuff in that article, but let me leave you with my favorite part:

Asked if he could put that feeling into words, McCann responded with a laugh.

"Well," he said, "I don’t remember running around the bases."

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Food and Vegetables

Okay, Maggie’s story about cooking dinner for Rakesh had me absolutely rolling on the floor laughing.  You must go read it right now – here. 

It made me think of this sweet little billboard –


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