Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Checking In

Hey team! I know I've been silent for a couple of weeks. Between work work and school work and my for some reason very happening social life, I've been too busy to blog.

Last weekend Dan and I headed up to the Texas Renaissance Festival. As with all things, Texas does Ren Fest bigger than any I've ever seen. There's a whole permanent fairground north of Houston (with traffic it took us 2 hours to get there). Last year I bought this beautiful purple and black corset, so I bought this dress on Amazon to go with it.
I think I look pretty hot. Corsets are certainly not something I would like to wear every day, but you can't deny it gives your waist (and boobs!) a nice shape. The weather was pretty great on Saturday and we spent the whole day drinking and eating and wandering around before making the 2 hour trek back home.

Sunday I did some homework (my second paper is due next weekend) while Dan cleaned the house... his parents are coming to visit next week for the long Veterans Day weekend, so it was time to ready the guest quarters.

In other news, we signed up for a half marathon on Feb 16th in Austin and training begins tomorrow...16 weeks to go! So that's what's new around here! Some things for your reading pleasure...
  1. My daughter got pregnant at a house party and I want the house owners to pay for it
    Wowwww. I mean, really? I suspect that this "blame everyone else" guy didn't teach his daughter about safe sex. Newsflash: Teens have sex. Life finds a way. Give your kids condoms.
  2. New last name, old email address
    I did discuss, in the context of my own name change, how terrible computer systems are at handling the married name change despite name changes long predating the existence of computers. However, for a personal email address, does it really matter so much that it doesn't match your name? As someone who still uses her old Gmail address (maidenname.firstname@gmail) even though she has a new last name, I suggest that this is a fake problem. What do you think?
  3. Six decades of the most common baby girl names
    I have a very common name- 6th most common for my birth year, with 22,000 other girls also named Stephanie (check out the stats from your birth year at Social Security administration). My mother did that on purpose, because she hated her unique name (well, a normal name, with a less common spelling). My sister (14th most common) and brother (4th most common) were named likewise. These days it seems that people are obsessed with finding a "unique" name for their kid, but somehow everyone "independently" and "uniquely" thought of naming their kid "Olivia" at the same damn time. 
And that's all for now. Have a good week!

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