Friday, March 27, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

T-Minus 1 Day...

Comps are tomorrow. Holy heck. I've been dreading these for about 2 and 1/2 years and tomorrow is the day. I am not prepared. I still have so much to read. Last night I was looking over my notes and realized I'd forgotten to re-read Fredrick Jackson Turner's essay about closing the frontier. HELLO! That's like, the most important essay in Western American History! Blurg! I am so, so dead. Plus, I had really bad stomach pains last night, so I couldn't focus very well. Man, oh man. Who's idea was it that I'd be able to work full time and finish grad school? Well, whoever it was, they were NUTS!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Note to self:

Do not order the chicken strips at The Town.

I want to die, now. Ugh.

Holy Blizzard, Batman!

Wow! I can't believe the storm western South Dakota is experiencing! It was almost 80* on Sunday and now they're in the midst of a crazy spring blizzard. It has solidified my desire to move back home to the Hills. I love storms, and we just don't get weather events like that around here.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Feelin' Groovy...

I slept with the window open last night.

Yup, that's right. Of course, it was mostly to aid the carpet drying efforts in the dining room, but still. I didn't freeze to death. And Heidi and I went for a 4 mile walk last night and I was warm in my jacket. You'd never know I was in Yellowstone!

Before the walk, Jessi & I went up to Mammoth Hotel to watch the high school prom Grand March. It was so fun! I totally caught the excitement that was buzzing around the room and felt nervous and jazzed and hyped. The girls all looked so incredibly beautiful and the boys very handsome. And so young! And full of hope and expectations! Emma, who comes to help me look at bug traps at work about once a month and tells me all the details of her lovely life, looked particularly gorgeous. In the year that I've known her, she's turned into a young lady.

Studying for comps today and then going to Bozeman for a sushi party at Aaron's. Brian and Heather are here from TX and I can't wait to hear what they thought about their first experiences with snow. That's right. They're in their late 20s and have never seen snow before. Those crazy south-central Texans!