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I can't believe the season finale has come and gone already!

<3 Pam and Jim, for they are my favorite!

one more paper and a bunch of Blue Forms and I'm on my way to being done with my first year of grad school! yay!

Start Spreadin' the News...

It is finally official!

I will be interning in NYC this summer!

I get to work in the field in an exciting city and live in an apartment where I will have my own bedroom and that chance to reconnect with my babe! At the last minute, everything pulls together.  Now to finish the semester :-)

Having the Dumb

You ever hit "reply all" instead of forward?

Ever have a message to your significant other go back to the whole school with your user name and password?

OMG WHY am I failing at this week???


A Weekend in Northern Virginia

This past weekend was PSSO's (Preservation Studies Student Organization) annual Work Weekend! Every spring semester we choose a stabilization project to learn some hands-on preservation techniques that benefits the immediate building owners and the larger community.  This year we went to Liberia Plantation in Manassas, VA to rip out two modern bathrooms, document and preserve Civil War Era graffiti, clean shudders, and apply lime wash to the exterior.  The plantation had been headquarters for both the Union and Confederate armies during the war and both President Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis had visited the house (at different times) during the war.

It was an awesome experience! And they aren't kidding about Southern Hospitality-- even in northern Virginia we were well taken care of (both project-wise and baked good-wise)

For the local news article see : http://www.insidenova.com/isn/news/local/article/liberia_secrets_are_uncovered/33151/

Pictures to come!

Looking forward to Summer

I don't know about you all, but I've had just about enough of this "school" thang.  I'm just over doing all this homework! I know I've learned a ton, and it's been quite a painful process, and I am glad for the knowledge.  But I'm done be beaten up by performas that I don't understand and papers that I'd rather not write, thank you very much. Or the stupid real estate students that brought beer in a computer lab and then didn't get rid of the evidence the next day. Idiots. Thanks for getting the only lab with CAD in it shut down. Bummer.

But as much as I'm looking forward to summer, I'm a little terrified.  I have been unsuccessful so far in finding a paid intership and it's getting late in the game.  I am also a Class A worry-er so I hope I can take care of this problem soonish.

This weekend though, I will be back in Pittsburgh and [hopefully] among some really great friends for a little bit! Can't wait!!!


Dear Life,

I don't know what I'm doing with you, and that fact is quite disturbing. Just thought you should know.

Hugs & Kisses,

PS- Helpful hints and suggestions welcome!

Got Rings? We Do!

Being tagged as the Best Superbowl EVER!
Hells yeah Steelers! Mean Joe Greene, Lynn Swann, and the Bus are going to have some sweet company in the Steelers record books!
I really can't add anything more than what's been capture and replayed about the game. It speaks for itself.

Also, Bruce Springsteen was ridiculously entertaining! I haven't laughed so hard in a long time! As was the commercial about hating your job and feeling like you want to punch small animals...which I think represents Cornell's 2010 HPPs last semester pretty fairly.


(Dude, I need to find some people I connect with up here... because Ithaca < Pittsburgh)
T-2 days until the Superbowl...

and I'm addicted to the Steelers theme songs on youtube.  So for your entertainment I submit the following:

The Classic (2008-9 version):

The Dance-Mix (straight up out the South Side! what what!):

The Pop-Music Version (oh B-94):

The Polka (pierogies? anyone?):

And for Troy Polomolu (because of his ability to fly horizontally across the field and take down just about anyone):

Thank God For a New President


^check it out! It's about time someone said something about it.

Shades of Grey

this past weekend, I did the silly thing of stabbing my thumb with a knife.  while it's only a very small -though deep- cut, every time i bend my thumb it feels like the skin is splitting apart.

today, i maimed my other hand by  accidentally spilling boiling water on it. the skin can't come anywhere near heat without excruciating pain.

what does this mean? neither of my hands can tackle the  mound of dishes i need to do....