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An eventful week

Wow, I'm updating.

I had a pretty busy week and a very relaxing weekend.

Some highlights:

Grad School - I am officially registered for my classes next semester. I'm taking Construction Management and Financial Accounting. Getting registered and sorting out the tuition stuff was surprisingly painless. I was able to do most of it online (with the exception of the change of address and picking up my student ID) and I got it all sorted out on Thursday evening, after work.

The most interesting part of the whole process was convincing 3 seperate people that a) I wanted to take an accounting class, b) I knew it wouldn't count towards my major, and c) I was doing it just because I wanted to. You'd think I had just told them I was an alien from a planet far far away. Even though I'm a grad student (and presumably know what I'm doing) they still insisted on being shocked/bewildered/confused about my wanting to take that class. I wonder if this is going to be what I have to deal with every time I try to take something that's not in my major.

Health Stuff - I'm still not 100%, but overall I've been feeling better. Unfortunately, I discovered that I am pizza intolerant. I had some yesterday and I spent the evening regretting it. *grumble* oh well at least it was a relatively mild episode and pretty much blew over by the time I went to bed. I'm getting back into the whole exercise thing and so far I'm not noticing any major problems. It's still a bit hard eating right and breaking my various bad habits, but on the whole I think I'm doing ok.

Phone Stuff - I'm going back to my old Audiovox phone. The LG is ok, but it has a few annoying quirks that are getting under my skin. Most notably, it doesn't charge while I'm talking. So if it's about to die when I plug it in and I talk for 45 minutes or so, it'll still be about to die when I stop talking and unplug it (as opposed to the Audiovox which would be about 100% charged). The camera on the Audiovox is also a decent bit better than the one on the LG (despite the fact that the LG has a flash). I'm a bit disappointed in the phones, but I'm going to go back to the Verizon store and see if they have anything that I like better. The new phones are still better than what my folks had so it's a good deal even if we do keep them, but I just happen to like my Audiovox better than these particular LGs (which makes sense since the Audiovox was one of the higher end ones (at the time) and I think these LGs are the middle of the road models).

Movie Silliness - I actually watched all 11.5 hours of LotR extended DVDs with the commentaries over the last several days. I have to say I like the commentaries a fair bit and they helped explain some of the decisions they made wrt the books/stories. I always liked the movies and now I have a good feel for why they're so much different than the books (which, to me, is a Good Thing).

Comments

I want the new LOTR set. I have them all, but you have to have the set!
Heh, I'm just afraid they're going to put out the super-extended edition with another 2 or 3 hours of footage.
"but on the whole I think I'm doing ok."

This is very good news. Glad to hear it.

"I actually watched all 11.5 hours of LotR extended DVDs with the commentaries over the last several days."

Ok, now, I'm just plain envious! *Stomps foot!*

Well, see that's the cool thing about not having cable, that was all the TV I watched for about a week and I often ended up falling asleep and having to go back, so it was a very leisurely pace :)

I don't know that I'm adventurous enough to try watching all 11.5 hours at once.
welcome to the camp of the pizza-disabled! Fortunately for me I stopped liking the stuff a couple of years before finding out I couldn't eat it.
Heh, I was actually pizza disabled for a while when I was a kid. I got really really really sick one time after eating pizza and I avoided it like the plague for a good 10 years or so. It wasn't until late high school that I braved the dreaded pizza again.

Now, I'm a bit bummed because I like being able to eat stuff like that once in a while.
For the record, that's all the "TV" I watched for about a week.
damn dude hehe. we were just talking about watching them during Rae's visit and Tim commented "I dunno if I could sit through two, let alone three during the weekend." hehe. Obviously they don't know how to enjoy a film! :-P
LOL, I don't know if I could pull it off in one stretch. I could probably handle a weekend though. That's only about 6 hours per day :-p