30 April 2008

I Haven't Run Away to Australia, I Promise

Well, dear readers, it has been a while. I have been running around like a crazy person for the last few weeks. There have been two weekend trips to the Pudget Sound, a bunch of Young Women’s stuff, work, visiting teaching, errands, staying with my friend with Down Syndrome so her parents could be with another daughter when she went through the temple, etc. and I’m so exhausted I have been turning my alarm off in my sleep even though I go to bed at 9:30 at night, like I'm some sort of Florida-dwelling retiree. Last weekend I slept 13 hours in one 24-hour period. Mostly because I was a big ball of stress most of the week before.

See, Saturday I had an interview with the Western Washington University’s Masters in Teaching program. I drove up to Bellingham last Friday and some family friends took me on a tour. I can totally see myself living there. The historic Fairhaven area has a 3-story used bookshop just one block from a gelato shop. I know! And in between them is the Village Green where they screen movies in the summer. Check out pictures here and here, as I am an idiot and forgot to grab my camera out of my suitcase and put it in my purse. And I forgot my phone has a camera in it. Yes, I’m Queen of the Idiots. Saturday consisted of a group assessment and an individual interview. I think it went quite well. Anyway, keep your fingers crossed for the next couple of weeks. They said we should hear yea or nay around the second week of May. I’m trying to reign in my obsessing, but it is going to be a long wait for that letter. Also when I live there, you all have to come visit, as it is an awesome place to explore.

In other news, all my favorite TV shows are back on, but The Office is starting to make me very uncomfortable. I don’t know if I signed up to deal with a coke habit. Or with Andy and Angela being more popular than Jim and Pam. It’s like Bizarro World Office.

In other entertainment news, I'm reading The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson for book club.  It is about the 1854 cholera epidemic in London which led to the discovery that cholera was a bacteria and changed the face of urban living.  It is really good and extraordinarily engrossing. The downside: everytime my stomach grumbles or even feels in any way unusual, the irrational part of my brain screams 'ACK! I got the CHOLERA!'

And one final word of advice. Your brain cells might suffer if you are forced to watch Beauty & the Beast, The Jungle Book, Aladdin, and The Lion King in a row. I'm just saying.

7 comments:

esperanza said...

I am glad your interview went well, of course they will want you, and I am so coming to visit you. :D

cherbear said...

Good luck with the school! I'm glad it went so well. And it sounds like a great place to be! The Office is getting a bit strange, though I thought Ryan on coke was funny and I agree on the Angela/Andy thing. I can only hope that Angela dumps him fast and goes back with Dwight. Jim needs to propose already, looks like Toby's trying to move in on him...

Katie said...

So glad the interview went well! You're a shoe-in in my opinion =-) I LOVE that area; I will be so jealous when you're living there!

ZB said...

Ah so that's my problem too many animated films these days. Sure glad that your visit went well (all except the no pictures part). There will be plenty of time to get some great shots. I'm thinking positively for you! I'm sure you were great. They'd be stupid not to accept you!

Scully said...

Thanks for all the support and well wishes, guys. I'll let you know as soon as I hear anything.

aquamarine said...

Pins and Needles about the waiting! I am sure you are on the top of the list!

I agree, there is something very off kilter with The Office. I thought it was just me and wasn't getting it. LOL. Late comer and all. That or one to many animated Disney films in a row. ;)

Treat Queen said...

I don't see anything wrong with watching all those movies in a row. I think its worse when you have to watch CARS four times in one day. Of course, it has been noted that I have been to Disneyland four times in the last five years and I neither am a child, nor have children, so feel free to draw your own conclusions.