Monday, January 31, 2005

The Quotable Aaron

"Yet jhor'en i t'abera, jhiye ve'naesh akylovjeni." [explanation]

Or, in English:

"If I were monkey, then I could jumprope."

Should I have included context to this utterance of his? ... Nah.

Biya Sharídim

naesh [neS] rope. from saethen.


Our Rings

Created by Reflective Images, our engagement rings are a Celtic-inspired hearts design in yellow gold.

This may be the first some of you have heard that we're engaged. We were waiting on the rings, which have finally arrived! (Sorry for no close-up photo, but my camera just isn't that great at two inches away.)

This blog post is obviously more personal than any other I've ever posted, but I figure I may as well start using a blog like normal people. ;)

Tim proposed to me on my birthday, after a wonderful day spent together. He took me out to Pirate's Cove after dinner, around midnight. We had been there together a couple times before, so it was already a special location to us. We'd never been at night before, though, and I had no idea you can see the stars (and milky way!) as cleary as in the Sierras. I'll think of him proposing now whenever I look up at the stars on a clear night.

Before you react that we're so young, let me reassure you that we're going to have a relatively long engagement period: two to three years, to be (semi-)exact. A year out of college is the plan.

That gives us plenty of time to enjoy being engaged. :)

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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Supreme Nerd

"What does this mean? Your nerdiness is: All hail the monstrous nerd. You are by far the SUPREME NERD GOD!!!"

Whew! I was afraid I wasn't answering some of their questions nerdily enough. But I'm content with a 95% nerd content. (Does it just prove the point for me to mention that I found the two different "content"s here amusing? Nah, just shows that I'm also a language nerd. Woohoo.)

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005


Can't sleep. Rather, I woke up after sleeping for just two hours. Not feeling so great. Woohoo, let the coding parties and stressed out immune systems begin!


Monday, January 17, 2005

Damn You, Chocolate!

Yummy, yummy, evil chocolate.

Starbucks' new "Chantico Drinking Chocolate" is truly evil. You only get six ounces, it costs almost as much as a tall mocha, but it's sooooo chocolately and rich and thick. I'm going to be in trouble when my gift card runs out. Anyone want to subsidize my new chocolate addiction?

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Friday, January 7, 2005

I'm Spain!

"You like rain on the plain, as well as interesting architecture and a diverse number of races and religions. You like to explore a lot, but sailing, especially in large groups, never really seems to work out for you. Beware of pirates and dictators bearing bombs. And for heavens' sake, stop running around bulls!  It's just not safe!"

I found the silly but amusing Country Quiz on my friend's blog the other day. How appropriate that I be Spain, eh? :)

¡Soy España!

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Sunday, January 2, 2005

Toilet Cloggage

Have at you, o cloggèd toilet!

I was out and about, hanging around B&N and such, enjoying myself and minding my own business, when I got a phone call alerting me to the unpleasant fact that our only toilet in the apartment was clogged. I picked up a plunger at the grocery store and took a picture of the situation when I got home. Hey, why can't "our first clogged toilet" be a worthy milestone?

We, being inexperienced plumbers, decided to call my dad to get his advice on the matter. He was at an old high school friend's Christmas party, so I wonder what he told them all when he got off the phone with me. :) He just said to plunge, so we tried that. But it was no good.

We ended up having to call the 24-hour maintenance guy, Ken, to come rescue us. Unfortunately, it being after midnight, he had to get out of bed, get dressed, and drive 20 minutes to get to our apartment. Poor guy. At least he gets time and a half for such things. He fixed it the first try. His secret: plunge extra-violently, while flushing. Hopefully, we'll be able to fix our next clogged toilet ourselves. :P

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