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Monday, August 29, 2011

August Blues

Hey everyone!

So I know it's been a while since I last blogged, and I apologize.  I've been in this mood lately that I don't really want to expend too much effort into anything that I do.  It probably has something to do with the constant go, go, go of my earlier summer.  I only bring this up because for the past couple of months, every time I try to log into blogger to post something, firefox will not let me log in.  I don't know why, It's always the same deal.  It says "Not Found Error 404"... I think it's 404.  And then it doesn't let me do anything with blogger.  Any suggestions?  Now, when this started happening I would just go and use IE and everything would be fine and whatnot.  Lately, I just haven't felt like doing that.  And thus no blogs.  From this point in time, it will stop!

I just listened to this neat little podcast by one of my favorite podcasts, WNYC's Radiolab, about choice and the rest of your life.  It was very interesting, as I find the vast majority of their podcasts to be.  I'm not really going to go into it, because I'd rather you listen to it yourself.  It's entitled "Shorts: Mischel's Marshmallows" and was broadcast on 3/9/2009.  I tend to listen to them out of order, based on the context of the show.  If you're interested in this gem of an informational source, you can check them out online at their website or you can look them up through iTunes Podcasts.  They are completely free and I highly recommend all of their shows. 

Now, my main purpose of blogging at this time is to lament over what is basically the end of my summer.  I move back in to uni tomorrow, well I guess that would be later today, 8/29.  Move-in was supposed to be yesterday, but due to hurricane Irene, the whole process was postponed a day, as were all classes.  Now, instead of heading down Saturday, staying in a hotel, moving in Sunday and seeing my parents off, we are driving down tomorrow (that's around 7 hrs without any storm-caused issues) moving me in, buying a few last minute things and then they get to drive all the way back home in order to work on Tuesday.  I feel pretty bad about it, but what can I do really?  I could get a car, which would be totally useful in this and many other situations, but sadly I'm still pretty broke after all of my NZ adventures.  That's okay though, I start working again on Wednesday, yay!

In other news, I just have to share one thing with all of you.  The joys of birthing.  Or should I say lambing?  It is currently lambing season in NZ, and through my wonderful contacts there I have been a very long distance witness to this absolutely adorable occurrence.  I won't show you any of the actual birthing images, simply because I don't have them.  But I can't keep the wee lambs to myself any longer!!

Now THAT is what I call adorable.  Soooo disappointed I'm not there in person.  There's always tomorrow! ...Or two years from now!