One- Soooo, I'm sure everyone wants to know how the super scary thesis dissertation went, yes? Well...I knocked that sucker out of the park! It was a presentation home run! I didn't even throw up or anything. Once I started talking, I was in the zone! The panel of professors were nodding as I went through it, and that's always a good sign. And no scary questions during the sudden death elimination round! Luckily, everything they asked I had already thought of, so I was ready for them. Woot! Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes. I am soooo glad it's over!
Two- I was so pyched about the presentation that I stopped in the local pool and spa place and bought myself a hot tub. (Technically, it's my graduation present from Mom and Dad, but they told me to go ahead and buy the one I liked, so I did). It's a nice little 3-4 person number with 15 jets and a lounger and electronic everything controls. I've been looking at ones similar to this one for a couple of months now, and this one was the first one to go on sale, so that's the one I bought. They have to ship mine in from the distribution center before they can deliver it, so we're looking at one to two weeks before I'm soaking, but that's okay. I've got a whole lot going on this week anyway.
Three- What's this week, you ask? Well, one of Tony's sisters is getting married this weekend, and I'm a bridesmaid, so I've got a whole lot of bridesmaidsy stuff going on. Plus, we have some of Tony's family staying with us for the wedding (note to self: must seriously clean house that has been completely ignored during thesis time), and it's crunch time at work. No rest for the weary, right? That's okay. I can take on anything now that the thesis is over.
Four- Speaking of the wedding, and seeing lots of people, and having pictures taken that will last all of eternity, I have apparently developed a big fat post-thesis zit right under my nose. And let me tell you, it's a beaut! The Mount Vesuvius of big red throbbing bumps. I'm medicating like crazy, and so far I've resisted picking at it, but I can tell that this sucker is settling in for the long haul. Nothing like ruining your sister-in-laws wedding photos, huh? I can just hear future generations of children asking, "Why does Great great great aunt Quirky have a second nose in this picture?" Because she's a freak, kids, she's a freak.
Five- Speaking of eyesores that will no doubt impress, we're having a wedding party here at the house on Thursday, and what's littered all over my roof? Raccoon traps. Oh yes. Because nothing says fancy party like critter traps all over your house. "Oh that? Well, we've been infested with giant vermin, and we're trying to catch them with this clever little box with a marshmallow inside". (Side note: Apparently raccoons like marshmallows? Who knew?) Maybe I can pass it off as a modern art sculpture.
Six- There's a little bird that comes to sing outside of my bedroom window every morning. He has a little song that goes "bir-die, bir-die, bir-die birdiebirdiebirdiebirdie! bir-die, bir-die bir-die..." Tony and I have taken to calling him Birdie because of it. I like him. He's a happy sort.
Seven- I took a half of a vacation day in order to get some of the house back into shape before all of our guest come, but so far I've just spent the time blogging. I'm sure my guests will appreciate that when it comes time for them to sleep on dirty sheets.
Eight- Oh my gosh! I can hear the raccoon moving around overhead RIGHT NOW! EAT THE FREAKING MARSHMALLOW YOU STUPID RACCOON!
Nine- You know what? All that talk of marshmallows has put me in the mood for some Rice Krispy Treats. I think I'll whip some up for the ol' bachelorette party on Thursday. If it's good enough for the raccoon, it's good enough for bachelorette party guests, right?
Rice Krispy Goodness
3 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 (10 oz.) package regular marshmallows - or - 4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies®
1. Melt margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cut into 2-inch squares when cool. Best if served the same day.
MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:In a large microwave safe bowl, heat margarine and marshmallows at HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above.
Ten- Okay, so according to the comments below, no one save one dog can lick their own elbow. Tsk tsk. If you're going to run with the Quirky, you gots to develop your quirk skills, yo! Sounds like some more elbow-licking practice is in order. Only then can you reach your full quirky potential (and slobbery elbows).
Okay cyberbuddies, I'm off to clean my dirty neglected house and run to the store for some Krispies. Peace out Interpeeps!