Archive for December, 2006

Pass the Geritol

December 12, 2006 - 6:20 pm Comments Off on Pass the Geritol

I started my Christmas baking. Sunday night I made Paula Deen’s Monster Cookies (yum) and came out with 5 dozen instead of the 3 dozen the recipe said it would make. Then last night I made 4 stöllens. Today was my last final, for COMM 1306. I decided to bring one of the stöllens to my professor and bring the cookies for my classmates.

Hub laughed at me. He said that I was reinforcing my little old lady stereotype. I’m the only New College (i.e. older) student in a freshman-level class. I smacked him and told him to quit being mean to me.

So I brought in the cookies today and a couple of the girls said, “This is like having a homeroom mother!”

Le sigh. Pass me the Geritol, would ya honey?

Whatta day

December 8, 2006 - 2:31 am 2 Comments

Started out with hubby heading over to Gamestop to wait for their delivery truck. He scored a Wii, extra controllers, Zelda, Call of Duty 3, and Trauma Center.

Then my husband and I independently bought Roombas (robot vacuum cleaners) in today’s Wootoff.

Then I received a call from a professor at school, who had gotten my name from one of my instructors, and who invited me to be a New College student member of the Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable.

Then I rounded up the girls and we headed over to a technical rehearsal of Austin Ballet’s The Nutcracker, which opens this weekend. There was a kind invitation extended to the Austin blogger mailing list for admission to anyone who would like to attend the rehearsal and have a backstage tour. The kids really liked it. I think I might have gotten some nice pics, too, so I’ll try to write up more about it tomorrow or so.

Oh, and on my way to class the other day, I saw a small owl divebombing the runners on the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail and two unicyclists.

So far I’ve got As in all my courses. I turned in my final project and took the exam for Interpersonal Communication (A-COMM 1312) on Tuesday, so I’m waiting to hear back on that. If I don’t even show up for the final in Intro to Comm (COMM 1306), I’ll have a C. I need something like a 60 on the final to get an A in the class.

Guess it’s time to start Christmas shopping, stollen baking, and tamale wrapping soon. A friend of ours gave us a jarful of freshly-rendered lard that we’ll use for the tamales, and I think we’ll try making some from feral hog.