Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Time is creeping up on me today. I have an appointment with a surgeon at 3:30 to talk about how we're going to get rid of my pilonidal cyst. My guess: surgery. Ha. I'm funny. But I don't know much about different types of surgery and all that. So that's really what this appointment is all about.
I'm nervous right now. I have so many questions, and I haven't been writing them down so I don't know what they all are. I Google'd "pilonidal cyst" and read about it. There was a picture on the Wikipedia page. Don't look at that one. It's not pretty. Instead, I read on some health website all about it. If you're really interested, you can go read about it, but I wouldn't suggest eating your lunch at the same time.
Mark gave me a Priesthood blessing this morning, which gives me comfort. But I am still nervous. Wish me luck.

I'm back from the doctor. No surgery in the foreseeable future. I've just got to continue taking the antibiotics I've been taking and hope that it just goes away. If not, well, that's another story. My prayers are for the first case. Thanks for your prayers and support.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Few Randoms

Ok, so that last post was a little nerdy. But I've just got to tell ya that I improved on that little beauty. It now gives me a lot more information, and the code is in the form of a function instead of a script. That's not what I came here to talk about though...

Today marks the start of the 41st month of the courtship of Mark and me. Isn't that precious? We celebrated by continuing our monthly tradition of going to Panda Express. And it was gooood this time. Sometimes it's just ok (and even bad on occasion) but not today, pal! It was dee-licious! That's not really what I came here to talk about either...

Since I didn't do a real lovey-dovey post earlier this month (for our 3-yr anniversary) I want to write a few things now. Mark is...
1. Amazing
2. Intelligent
3. Funny
4. Sweet
5. Sexy
6. Fun
7. Practical
8. Tasteful
9. Romantic
10. Mine

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My Success

I wrote a program to make pretty graphs, similar to this one.
My life rocks!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Back to Real Life

As you may have read in the past few posts, Mark and I had a very fun and eventful winter break. But now we're back to real life. Right this second, I am on a computer in a classroom where I teach two classes in a row. I teach another class after this one in a room across campus. I'm taking 3 hard classes along with the 3 I teach. It should be fun.

Thursday, January 07, 2010


Do you believe in good luck and bad luck? I do. And when traveling, Mark and I have bad luck. For example:

We are currently in Georgia. We were looking forward to a break from cold, snowy Logan. However, I look out the window and what do I see? Snow is falling on the Georgia trees. Figures. The forecast is cold, rainy/snowy weather until we leave.
On our way here, we packed so that we wouldn't have to check any bags. As we were boarding our second flight yesterday, an airline worker said, "There's not enough room on the plane, I'm going to have to check this bag for you." There ended up being enough room. Also, that was broken by the people who forced us to check it. Thank you, American Airlines. Thanks for taking our stuff and breaking it.

And that is just the first part of this trip. Now, lets take a look at past vacations.

Portland, December 2008.
Snow. Lots of snow. In a city where it never snows. It melted not too long after we left. Everything we wanted to do was closed or unaccessible. Figures.

Argentina, March 2008
Our flight to Argentina was cancelled; we left a day later than we wanted. They had sent our luggage on before our flight was cancelled and it got lost. We didn't have our luggage with us for a day. Yellow fever broke out at one of the tourist attractions we wanted to go to. The coins required to ride the bus were worth less than the metal to make them, and thus were in small supply, making it hard to get around. On the way back to the U.S. we got to Texas and the weather went crazy. We had to stay in a hotel overnight because of flooding and tornado warnings. Figures.

England, June/July 2005
The day I flew into Enland, terrorists bombed busses in London. London locked down it's city. Nobody in, nobody out. We (the touring music group) had to skip the London part of the trip. Figures.

Lake Powell, August 2004
Big speeding ticket (my fault). Huge lake storm - both ski boats sunk and the houseboat we were on got washed up onto the shore. Rolled the car on the way home. Figures.

The list can go on. Can you say "bad luck"?

Monday, January 04, 2010