Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My life lately:

* Been fighting off a cold for the past week, I think I won (I hope)
* Comps - 10 essays due by March 13th, I must pass all in order to graduate.
* That's pretty much it.

The weather was really nice last week, but I didn't get to enjoy it because of schoolwork. Post-March 13th should be better. I hope. From talking with other people in my program, I seem to be further along comps-wise than most. I hope to be done by Feb. 27th. Well, have them written. I'll still need to go back and do some editing.

Jeremy and I went out to eat at an Egyptian restaurant called King Tut's Grill for Valentine's Day. We had been there once before but were wanting to go back. It's pretty much a hole in the wall - you'd miss it if you didn't know it was there. Mo (the owner) suggested to pretty much every couple there the same thing - a Greek salad and Egyptian sampler to split - so that's what we got. Seriously, the best Greek salad in Knoxville. Oh, and the place is bring your own wine!

Our electricity went out for 5+ hours Sunday evening/night because power pole fell down the road. That meant no Internet (no homework) and no heat. It wasn't much fun, but luckily we were gone most of the time and it came back on before I went to bed.

Monday, February 02, 2009

It's Snowed!

The "winter mix" predicted for today turned into snow by mid-morning, meaning that all the K-12 schools were released by noon. It stayed right above freezing most of the day so only about 1-2 inches stuck around where we are. Here are some pictures I took:



My boss kept catching me standing at the window watching the snow. What can I say, it was distracting.

Our house:



When we got home, we decided to make a snowman.




Here we are with our snowman. I think this is the first snowman I ever made with an actual carrot nose and charcoal eyes.