December, 2005

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Les Chaussettes Du Jour

Saturday, December 10th, 2005


Les chaussettes de Noël du jour pour le 10 décembre
Snowflakes and Icicles!

These socks are neat because you get a real star button-thing at the top of the tree. And glitter thread. Glitter thread is always good in Christmas socks. What is cooler than having presents falling down your feet from under a Christmas tree?

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Les Chaussettes Du Jour

Friday, December 9th, 2005


Les chaussettes de Noël du jour pour le 9 décembre
Snowflakes and Icicles!

Lauren gave me this lovely sparkly pair of socks for an early Christmas present! I do like them very much.

Today was our Christmas party! Shale, Ampod, Laura-Pop, Caroline, and David were all there, and with their help I made enchiladas. We ate, then ate the bazillion cookies Lauren and I had baked, and drank sparkly cranberry juice.
Then presents! I won’t list all the presents, as some of them were rather naughty ^.^

Then we played SSB and sang songs and danced! What a lovely Christmas party : )

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Les Chaussettes Du Jour

Thursday, December 8th, 2005


Les chaussettes de Noël du jour pour le 8 décembre
Snowflakes and Icicles!

I am fond of these socks because they are so spastic! Why pick between reindeer OR Christmas trees when you can have them both in one sock! It’s like an Christmas epileptic seizure on a sock. That makes this pair rank high.

Today was an ice day – no school! I went sliding on the ice. Perhaps pictures will come later.

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Nietszche: Emma is Better

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Loweaugen: what is your paper about?
Loweaugen: write it about me
got no parachute: nietzsche
Loweaugen: title is Nietzsche: Emma is Better
got no parachute: LOL
Loweaugen: ‘Nietzsche was a very important figure in the development of philosophy through the ages, but Emma has played a more vital role in history today.’
Loweaugen: then just continue on about me

Yesterday I sent out an email to the su-students public mailing list and started a huge email war! More emails based on my email were sent in one day (half a day actually) than on any given day during the election. It has also spawned another email war about email wars.

I feel like this is a right of passage : ). I’m not sure what into, though.

(For the curious, the email I sent had some thoughts about the recent concern over the fairness and correct handling of trials concerning sexual assaults in frat houses. They were well worded… I didn’t mean to start what’s being called ‘The Great Email War of 2005′…)

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The Ice!!

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Today was such a medley! Where to start, where to start??

When I awakened this morn, it was a grey and groggy day, and the temperature was 45o. As I’m sure most of you know, that was the high today – it was downhill from there! So off I tromped at 8am to my biology class, and then my chem class. Anyway, as the day went on it got colder and colder, and rumours started to spread about ice storms and snow flurries tonight. Exciting! Oh so exciting!

Anyway, I knew it was very cold, but I didn’t know how cold until Lewis came and rang our doorbell to show us around the house next door. Oh man! This was about 5:30. We opened the door and it was like the Artic blew in! And, because I accidently messed up the sprinklers, they had gone off about 5 and sprayed everything all wet, so everything was covered in a thick layer of ice! The path was all icy, and so was the driveway. The rain was half-frozen and probably froze as soon as it touched the ground. We saw the house next door, which is very nice, and came back. At 7:15 I set off carefully to drive to my ochem test, and it was freezing. The roads didn’t seem too bad. At around 9:30 I came out of my test only to almost break my neck on the sidewalk! The rain had turned to really freezing rain, and was covering everything in a layer of slippy ice. Fun stuff! Then I got to my car. It had been covered in a layer of slippy ice too. The doorhandle and door cracked as I moved them, because of the breaking layer of ice. I turned on my defrost full blast, but it wasn’t doing much. My windsheild wipers wouldnt even move when I turned them on, so I pulled out a plastic ruler and got scraping. Oh what fun! I never thought I’d be scraping big chunks of ice off my car in Georgetown! After clearing the relevant windows and mirrors, I set off driving home. Again, the roads didn’t seem too bad, though I did get stuck spinning a bit on the little incline at the bottom of our driveway. But I made it into the garage eventually.

Excitedly, I jumped out my car and called to Lauren ’round the door to come slide with me! I ran on the grass, jumped into the driveway, and slid on my feet a good 10 feet. Ahh, sliding on ice! I’ve never done it before in the Texas, only in the UK (places I have been skiing don’t count). Our driveway was a purfect ice skating rink, and though Lauren thought it too cold after a few minutes, I stayed out and slid in the dark cold for a full 10-15 minutes before I decided I was probably going to catch my death, or fall to my death, as I could no longer feel half my feet. So I headed inside. I’ve checked from time to time, and everything is so pretty and icy! I love this weather. Lauren and I made walnut brownies and ate them hot hot hot from the oven, inside our cozy little home with the ice scraping on the windows and the wind howling at the door. Oh it’s wonderful!

I love how sparkley and crunchy and slippery and shiney everything is! Yey for super-cold weather!

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Les Chaussettes Du Jour

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005


Les chaussettes de Noël du jour pour le 7 décembre
Snowflakes and Icicles!

Different pose for you today! These socks are my very favorite Christmas socks, and strangely appropriate for the icy day today!
You can stop hiding it… You know you like checking the site to see what Christmas Socks I’m wearing today… : )

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Les Chaussettes du Jour

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005


Les chaussettes de Noël du jour pour le 6 décembre
Lone Star Santas? Perhaps…

Yes… you guys really are going to get this every day this week. This blog gives me the right to object you to my weird obesessions.

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Les Chaussettes du Jour

Monday, December 5th, 2005


Les chaussettes de Noël du jour pour le 5 décembre

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Is It Weird If I Have A Favorite Drillship…?

Monday, December 5th, 2005

I just got the horribly horrible bad news that my favorite drillship whose name I adore, the Valentin Sashin, is having it’s name changed. This drillship has been a household name in my life for as long as I can remember, as many other various oil-company things and names have been, and I regard it like an old distant friend I’ve never met. I’ve even considered naming one of my children Valentin Sashin, maybe I still will. But the problem lies in that nobody would ever call her ‘Valentin Sashin’ and probably she’d just be called Valentine or Sasha, which I couldn’t stand. It’s all or nothing. Never mind that due to this history of the ship, it’s probably named after some rich Russian (male) communist… I adore the name. Earlier this year my dad’s company took their equiptment off her and abandoned her in some Argentinian harbor after a dispute with a contracter company, and now they(the silly Argentinians)’re changing her beautiful name to ‘Deep Venture’. How Hollywood. Pah.

Oh lovely Valentin, how I shall miss you. : (

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One of My Favorite Things About Christmas…

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005

Is wearing all my Christmas socks! Ask me to lift up my jeans this coming week, and I’ll show you a different pair every day! Wearing Christmas socks makes me happy : )

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