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Another Visit From Parents

My parents visited this weekend.  Unfortunately, this was the first really cold weekend we have had in Rochester, so we mostly had to limit ourselves to indoor activities.  This included me winning Settlers of Catan and Apples to Apples.  We did walk to Parkleigh so my mother could look for a gift for Lori, whose birthday is today.  Daniel fell in love with Buckyballs while we were there.  After watching a number of videos on youtube about Buckyballs and Zen Magnets (a similar product), he decided to order the Zen Magnets.  He received a hilarious e-mail from the company, but I won’t post it here.  Instead, if you’re really curious, go purchase some for yourself.  They’re a very cool product and I think I am even more excited than Daniel for their arrival.

We also stopped at Stever’s and my parents bought some treats for all of us.  Daniel may have eaten too many and given himself a tummy ache.  Maybe.

For dinner on Saturday, we went to The Distillery.  It’s one of my dad’s favorite places to go, and I certainly don’t mind because I love it there.  After dinner, we came back to the apartment and watched To Kill a Mockingbird, another Gregory Peck film.  Yes, Daniel and I are on quite the Gregory Peck kick right now.

They left this morning around 10am.  I slept until 9am, and when I got up they had already gone to breakfast and come back.  I felt a little bad, but I was pretty tired.  As soon as they left, Daniel and I went right back to bed until after 12:30pm.  It was a fun weekend and I hope they visit again soon.

I can't wait for Kelly and Dillon to visit later this month! Pictured above: Kelly.


Back in Rochester

Hurricane Irene hit Unadilla this morning.  My parents are still without power and probably will be for a few days.  The biggest issue that I had was my phone seemed to think that it was January 3 and about 5 hours behind the actual time.  I realized how lost I was without knowing the time.  Luckily it has since fixed itself.

After a long drive in the rain, we arrived in Rochester and immediately headed to Eastview so Daniel could get his laptop inspected at the Genius Bar in the Apple Store.  He needs to replace the hard drive, but most of his important information was transferred to my laptop this afternoon.  I did overhear another guy talking to a “genius” about his iPhone and how it had the same problem with the date and time.  I tried to explain that it was the network and that the Apple Store can’t actually do anything about that, but the guy was a classic iDiot.  I held my phone up to show him the date/time problem, and he actually tried to tap the screen like it was a touch screen.  He was a lost cause.

We met Jenab, Ryan, Dan, and Lisa at The Distillery for dinner.  It was awesome to see them again.  Jenab’s studio apartment is adorable and I know that I’m going to walk over there often and bug her.  I’m so excited to live close to her again!

It’s good to be back in Rochester.

Another view of Old Baldy.

93-77…That’s bad.

I’m pooped.  Daniel and I just got back from The Distillery.  We left the game early since we were tired of Duke embarrassing themselves.  What a shame.  It looks like the tournament is over for them.

Washington Duke: he's obviously ashamed.

March Madness or Senior Night?

I mentioned in a status update on Facebook that I was having a hard time making a decision this week.  On Thursday, Duke is playing a late game against Arizona.  So Daniel and I are thinking about going to The Distillery to eat some 1/2 priced wings, etc. and watch Duke massacre Arizona.  But Thursday also happens to be one of the last Senior Nights of the semester.  So it would be a missed opportunity to hang out, drink and dance with my graduating friends.  Date night with Daniel or dancing with friends?

I will leave you all salivating with suspense.


Duke Chapel

My ABC Story

Unfortunately, I was not able to attend Game Night tonight at Park Ave Comics and Games.  I had a lot of homework for my various sign language classes.  Tomorrow I have to record myself signing an original ABC Story.  If you are unfamiliar with American Sign Language or the Deaf Community, you probably don’t know about ABC Stories.  ABC Stories are signed short stories using the ASL handshapes of the letters of the English alphabet.  The story must keep the letters in alphabetical order (although you can start with Z and go to A, or you can move from A to Z and then from Z back to A, et cetera).  Although I have taken many ASL classes and even an ASL Literature class, this is the first time I will actually be recorded signing an ABC Story and graded on its content and quality.

Here is a pretty typical ABC Story.

I’ve seen so many at this point that unless they are very creative, I get bored with them.  In class, I recently watched one called “The Break Dancer”.  I don’t have a link to a video, but it can be found on this DVD.  It was amazing, and hilarious, and not that cliche or typical.  So once in a while you can find a creative gem, but you usually have to wade through all of the awkward, stereotypical ABC Stories made up by students (like the one I will record tomorrow).

Fortunately, Daniel did make it to Game Night.  Once he came back, we headed out to the Distillery, since he had not yet had dinner.  If you go there after 9pm on Sunday – Thursday, they have a 1/2 price special on appetizers and boneless wings.  But my favorite thing, of course, is there buy-1-get-1 margaritas.  The way that it works is you can either buy two separate margaritas for the price of one, or you can purchase one double margarita.  One of my fondest memories of the Distillery took place during last year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.  It was the Duke University Blue Devils versus Butler (??).  We were pretty much the only two people rooting for Duke, because everybody kept talking about Hoosiers and how great it would be for Butler to win.  Yeah, right.  Needless to say, Duke won, we gorged ourself on wings, and I probably got a little tipsy on margaritas.  All around, it was a great night.

My Photo of the Day:


I randomly snapped this shot right before I headed into my ASL 200 class.  I was standing on the quad with Daniel, and then I looked up and just grabbed my camera.  It’s kind of a boring shot, actually, but I wanted a new photo because I’ve been really lazy with my “daily photos” lately.  Also, before today, the weather was unbelievably depressing and awful here.  Tomorrow it will go back to being depressing and awful, so I might not have a new picture, unless I see something really interesting.  I’m rambling.  Time for bed.