||[Jan. 5th, 2006|10:41 pm]
|||||TLC! (The channel, not the singing group.)||]|
Everyone else seems to be making holiday updates, so I figured I would, too.
The first week of break, I pretty much read and slept everyday. It was wonderful. My parents came up here for Christmas because they didn't want to deal with my family in Kingsport. Then my aunt and grandmother came up the day after Christmas. My mom says it was one of our best Christmases ever, and I have to agree. (It was MUCH better than last year, at any rate.) We went to Kristen's for dinner one night, so our families got to meet and all that.
I went to Maryland for New Years. I stayed with Sam for two nights, and Mark for one. On New Years, we drove to Craig and Julianna's house to have Chinese food and play games and discuss Hillcrest gossip (which, sadly, I was able to participate in.) Sara Hood was there, so we got to hear about her, eh, interesting expereinces that she's had while teaching school in the Bronx. Evidently all the kids at the school call the teachers by their first names, but they call Sara "Ms. Hood" because they think it's funny. They also all came to see her on her first day, because they were evidently under the impression that she was black. She taught us all a bunch of ghetto high school slang too. That was fun. Yeah. Afterwards, Mark and Sam and I all went back to Sam's to drink and watch movies. (No ball drop for us--Sam's mom cut off the cable since she's in Turkmenistan and Sam's dad is in Saudi.) We're exciting.
On the way back from Maryland, I almost had a seizure (almost exactly a year after I had my first one.) I know when they're coming, though, so I was able to pull of the road and calm down, and then drive to the next exit (where, thankfully, there was a truck stop with a 24-hour restaurant.) I was an hour outside of Blacksburg, so I was able to get Kristen to come get me. At least I'm defective on a schedule. Now I get to go back to the neurologist and have them poke and me and probably run a million tests. Eh, it could be worse--I could have no warning.
As of today, I'm working on a research project for the forestry department. Technically I just enter data, but once they found out that I'm a stats major, they said that I might be able to actually do "real" work. It's not the most exciting thing, but it pays well, and it's not like it's hard.
I suppose that's it. Kristen's going to Cincinatti tomorrow to get Michael, and Sam and Mark are coming back early next week. Yay.