ack, i've been quiet
sorry - i've just been so damn busy! between movies and math and more math.. oy.
lucky for me, just under a month to go!
a few things.
1. nutella. for those of you who have not yet tried this hazelnut-chocolate combination, go do so. i somehow made it 29 years without having it, but then read a recipe for french toast (my favorite!) with nutella, so i took it as a sign and bought some. and, oh my god. yum.
2. gretchey. the dogs slay me. they really do. yesterday gretchey went swimming.. i figured that meant it was warm enough for the other dogs to go swimming, which is my lazy way of giving them a bath - throw 'em in the pool, let them swim out, cover them in shampoo, and throw them in again. so anyway, they know what's going on by the time they're wet and won't come to me for the shampooin'-up. gretchey especially, because she's very smart. she wouldn't let me get anywhere near her once she saw what was going down. however, if gretchey has an achille's heel, it's that she loves to lick. loooooooves to lick. so i got down on the ground and pet buddy.. ya know, at lickable level. i snuggled up to buddy and talked nice to him. she would approach, try to sneak in a lick, and jump back. and repeat. i usually don't let her lick (allergies and all), but i'd let her lick me. after a few lick-&-escapes, she came and happily licked my chin. "i won!" i said, and took her to get lathered up. :) anyway, it was just ridiculously funny that i know her well enough to know that the promise of getting to lick me would overpower the desire to stay stinky & dirty.
3. speech. i give my second out of three speeches for my class saturday. the cat people are finding someone to fill in for me tomorrow night so i can come home and spend the evening working. phew.
um, i think that's about it. :) for now. i want to go read, but instead should probably go watch at least some of psycho
for class. grr. may i say, however, that this whole portable dvd player thing was an excellent investment? i really love it. last night, while doing math for like FIVE HOURS, i got to half watch a fish called wanda
. it made it nearly tolerable. :)