Sunday, August 31, 2003

Hooray! I finally put pictures up from Mom's birthday weekend! And it's not even December yet! :P Anyway, you can see them here.

On a completely unrelated note, making croissants is amazingly time-consuming. It's a two-day project, involving many steps of "roll to 20x8 inches, fold in thirds, chill 1/2 hour." I think we did that three times tonight. Now it chills overnight, and things really get going tomorrow. I think we might even be able to bake them some time tomorrow afternoon! :P It's very fun, though. We've been taking pictures the whole way, to make a croissant-making web page. :)

I'm very glad it's a three-day weekend. I've been sleeping soooooo much. Two-hour naps on both Friday and Saturday, and then 12 and 9 hours sleep at night. Wow. You'd think I've been sleep-deprived or something. It's certainly nice to sleep in. And have time to make croissants. :)

On a not-so-happy note, I lost my ring yesterday. The one I bought myself the day my Vision Quest ended two years ago. The strange thing is that, just a couple of days ago, I was thinking about losing it. Not necessarily a premonition, but just sort of wondering about the possibility, and how I'd feel if it were no longer in my life. So I've been thinking a lot about that, and wondering if there's a reason I lost it now. Just trying to be open, I guess. I think I need to do more of that.

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

I got my Oregon driver license today! Yay me! Now I have to take Sylvia to the DEQ to be inspected, then go back to the DMV, get a VIN inspection, and get my title and registration transfered to Oregon. It's a hassle, but long overdue.

I also submitted my transfer application to PSU, took a campus tour, and talked to an admissions advisor to get a general idea of how many of my Stanford credits might transfer. All in all a pretty productive day. I'm still fighting to convince them that I really am an Oregon resident and qualify for in-state tuition, but it's actually kind of complicated, so that's still up in the air.

General update on life things... Work sucks and is getting worse, but that's all I need to say about that. Renegade Rose lost one of our dancers to a job in Austin, and is losing one of our musicians to a job in the Bay Area, but is otherwise going strong. I had a lovely trip down to Berkeley for Mom's birthday, and had some nice time with Mom, Graham, Monee and Pa. I saw "Bend It Like Beckham" on Monday night with my friend Joe (from Kimball), Hugo, Kirsty, and her friend Savannah. Good movie. It's the kind of movie that makes me wish I were really really good at something.

I've taken the last two days off to work on school stuph, and it's been lovely not going to work. And Hugo reminded me that this weekend is Labor Day weekend, so I have a paid holiday on Monday. Hooray!

So life is busy, as usual. Don't know when I'll post next, but hopefully I'll get some pictures up from my CA visit soon.