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School, Blogs, Pies, and Travel

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So it has once again been too long since my last blog post. This past month has been pretty busy. So the 2 of you who read my blog, I’m sorry :/

I am now pretty much finished with the school year. I have a few more labs to grade and a “final” to attend at a nearby bar. Yes, you read that correctly, instead of a final, our class will be hanging out at a bar. My professor’s email informing us of this was so awesome, that I just have to share it with you:

Folks, We will have our last presentation Wednesday. I will also return some homework and the midterm, and make some comments on the latter. Then we will do evaluations. My habit of long standing is to retire to a nearby bar for a little socializing in lieu of a final exam. This is a celebration of the completion of two quarters of hard work learning about automata. I see no reason to break this tradition, but if you have objections, now is the time to air them. In the absence of such objections, I propose we meet at Jordan’s at 6:30 on Monday, the day of our scheduled final exam. (The final is scheduled at 2, but that’s too early to drink beer, and [name removed] said she had a final at 4.) Kindly let me (and everyone else) know if you’d like to make other arrangements.

Is that not the most awesome thing ever? Even better was that in the next class I got my take-home exam back with a grade of 85/85!! I about had a heart attack trying to contain my excitement.

Much of the free time I’ve actually had to spend away from school has been at The iPhone Blog. I have recently started writing reviews for them as well as moderating their forums. I have a lot of fun doing this and love the group of guys that run the site. TiPb also had a video contest recently and I won! I spent quite a bit of time making this video and was so excited to win! I really wasn’t expecting to.

Chocolate Puddie Pie

Chocolate Puddie Pie

A recent “hobby” I have started is baking. I have long wanted to bake for my husband but never really have. So I bought a Williams-Sonoma Pie & Tart cookbook and have baked 4 pies: banana cream, chocolate silk, cinnamon apple crumb, and chocolate pudding pie with cookie crumb crust. All of them came out wonderfully except for the chocolate silk. I think it actually came out ok, the recipe was just way too rich for Dave’s or my liking. I’m quite proud of myself for sucessfully making all 4 of these pies because food preparation has never been one of my strong suits. I’m the girl that took 3 boxes of Mac & Cheese to get it right. I may not be able to cook, but I’m discovering that I can bake! This makes me happy. I feel like a better wife after each pie I make! :)

Dave and I will be driving back to CA soon. In fact, we’re beginning our journey on June 3rd, my birthday. Kind of a lame birthday, huh? I figure it’ll be fine, I’ll make it fun. I’m planning to make a mini travel vlog out of it. Also, Sims 3 will be out for both Mac and iPhone, so I will have plenty to keep me busy during the drive :) We’re planning to make a slight detour through 4 corners just for the heck of it. I know it’s not something that exciting, but what the heck, why not check it out?

Well, it’s 2am, so I’m going to bed! More blogging to come!

Don’t you love how elegantly I always end my blog posts?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/jt1stcav/ Jim Tidwell

    I’ve been to the 4 corners monument back in ’82…loads of fun. Just a hop, skip and a jump away from CO, UT, AZ and NM (pun intended). Have a safe trip to CA; enjoy your birthday getaway.

    Your 3rd blog reader…Jim

  • http://www.reviewedroulettesystems.com EmesyCevevame

    Sweet blog. I never know what I am going to come across next. I think you should do more posting as you have some pretty intelligent stuff to say.

    I’ll be watching you . :)

  • Zyber

    YAY! A new post!

    I love bananna cream pies.

    Don’t judge yourself by the pies you make. It takes alot more than just making pies to be a good wife. Heck, I could be on of the best people on earth if all it took was making pies (I love to bake, just not clean up :( )

  • Nicole

    FINALLY! I missed you here!

    I think you should make us a pie when we see you next. :)

  • Ally

    That’s odd, most chefs say baking is their weak point. The fact that you can bake probably means you “can” cook.

    that makes sense in my head though, i’m better at baking too, maybe because i prefer to eat desserts :p

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