Friday, February 23, 2007

i'm back online!

so it's been a rough couple of weeks. i'm taking 15 hours again this semester, and teaching 5, so i'm pretty busy. 2 weeks ago yesterday, my computer just stopped turning on. i had to send it in to be fixed (luckily, i still had applecare, so it didn't cost me anything). it came back a week ago completely wiped clean - i'd lost everything (luckily, i had backed it up at christmas, so i didn't totally lose everything). the next day, it kept freezing up and i couldn't get anything to work right, so i had to send it in again. i just got it back yesterday, and i've copied my stuff back from my parents' computer, but it's a saga i'd rather not repeat. at any rate, it really proved to me how much i depend on this stupid thing. schoolwork notwithstanding, i was pretty ridiculous.

although i guess i'm glad it was my computer and not my cell phone...i really would have been crazy without that.

these kids and their technology...sheesh.

Monday, February 19, 2007


A new post so it's not buried in the comments below...

Lisa Durian is a nurse working at Mahaska Co. Hospital. At least that's as of whenever my mom was there for her surgery...last year? the year before? sometime? I think I was in North Carolina at the time. So somewhere between June 2004 and March 2006.

As for my sisters, Carmen is still at Iowa State, doing the graphic design thing. She is going to Rome for a semester and picking up a minor so she's going to be on the five year plan (currently a junior). Amber finally graduated after deciding she probably couldn't afford another study abroad (Australia and Wales) and has been working for Caterpillar in Peoria, IL for all of three weeks. She's doing the general training thing now, with the ultimate goal of doing technical marketing, whatever that means.

As for me, I'm staying away from MySpace. Sometimes I'd rather not be found.

And a much belated congrats to Jay.

Monday, February 12, 2007

MySpace is amazing...

Are you all a part of the Oskaloosa High School group on MySpace? I am, and in searching for our fellow alumni who are also on there, I found some interesting stuff! Below are two highlights... - View Image

Andrea Bihn married Caleb Birch (sp?) ! - View Image - View Image

JD Reed is a big, hairy man! - View Image

Friday, February 09, 2007


So Amanda and I were cleaning up some of our photos including many from a certain trip to Spain back in 1998. It occurred to me as I was looking at them that I had not heard a thing about/from Lisa Durian since High School. It's not that we were close friends or anything, but I found myself wondering what has been going on with her. The question is this then: Have you found yourself wondering that about anyone from High School? And if yes, who?

Friday, February 02, 2007

Coming June 4, 2007...

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