Friday, February 27, 2009

Old Stuff
Doin' some archivin'

I thought I'd get a picture of my practicum archival collection before I refolder it, organize it, and make it all pretty. The oldest thing in my collection is an undated composition notebook probably from c. 1890. The bulk of the stuff is from the later 1920s and 1930s. But there's some cool UW-Madison stuff in a scrapbook he (James G. Zimmerman) made while he was a student there at the turn of the century (1899-1904).

Update from Joleen and Sunny: They climbed Mt. Doom the other day.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


It's thunderstorming outside right now! Lots of lightning and thunder! And crap-loads of rain. Since I can hole myself up in my apartment, this makes me very happy. Hey! It just started hailing! I'm glad my car is in an underground garage.

I finally sent in my passport renewal stuff. I got another set of passport pictures taken today because the first pair I got a few weeks ago were terrible. Convict-like. I got them taken at the Union, and the lady told me I couldn't smile and show teeth. But when I went to Walgreen's today, I asked and they said that as of now it's OK to smile showing teeth. So that picture was infinitely better (although still pretty bad, imo). I thought it was weird when I was told I couldn't smile, because nowhere on the official government passport site does it say anything about that. Whatever. I included my first horrible set of passport pictures for you all to laugh at. I liked my old picture from when was 17. Huh. The picture doesn't look nearly so bad in digital form as it does in physical form. It must have color auto-corrected a bit when I scanned it.

I don't have anything exciting to say, but I thought I'd do another post since it's been a while. It's not my fault my life isn't exciting. (Whose fault is it then, you may ask? I don't know. Blame God. He's a good scape goat.)

Oh, Happy Birthday, Sarah!! Welcome to the World of 27! That's almost 30! Which is getting near-ish to 40! Man, you're OLD!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Oh, Blessed Rain!

It was raining today!!!! Which means it wasn't cold enough to snow!!!!

The high tomorrow is 59!!!! w00t!!!! (Too bad I will be cooped up inside ALL DAY)

The high on Wednesday is back down to 39. At least it's above freezing...

Joleen is having a blast in Enzed. Beotch. Bungy jumping and other cool stuff, like tenting where Sam and Frodo got captured by Faramir and where they saw the oliphants. Man.


I bought plane tickets to Guatemala for this summer, where I will visit Brighton and go to Tikal and do other cool stuff. Yay!