May 28th, 2006

hot chocolate: join me?

Because I had to show that G is easier than Q...

That's right. Here we go again. A full update of Saturday will probably come tomorrow. I'm feeling lazy today for some reason.

1. Georgia - With the exception of being born in Tennessee, I've lived in Georgia my entire life. To be more accurate, I've lived in the same house my entire life before moving to Agnes. As much as I go on about wanting to leave Georgia forever after college, this place has earned a spot in my heart.

2. Grammar - It's one of those things that so many people despise and abuse. However, I happen to love grammar with a passion, so when I see abused grammar, I scoop it up by its tender little feet and remind the grammar that it won't be abused forever.

3. Georg Cantor - Father of set theory, this is a man I got to know really well when writing my final FYS paper this spring. Plus, I really like set theory, and Cantor is just a fascinating person.

4. Google - It's my first search for just about everything--well, that or Wikipedia, depending on what I'm looking for. Google has served me well over the years, so I can pay tribute to it now.

5. Grandparents - I have four of them. I've met two. Only one of the four grandparents (paternal grandmother) is still alive; my paternal grandfather died when I was eleven, just after I started writing seriously. Why haven't I met the other two, you ask? Well, Mum is from Korea, and her family still lives there. Ergo, I have an entire family halfway across the world that I have never met. Unfortunately, her parents died when I was [thinks]... well, I can't remember exactly when, but it was before I started high school. I wish I could have met them, but wishing won't help me here.

6. Griffus - My Calc II prof senior year, whose class got me excited about math again. So much, in fact, that I switched from an English/French major (when I applied to Agnes) to a math/French major (where I still am now).

7. Gummi bears - I love these. Actually, I love gummi sweets in general. When I go to sweet shops, I gravitate toward chocolates and gummis... but not chocolate-covered gummis. Those are gross.

8. Geography - Geography is one of the few categories on Jeopardy! that I'm really good at. That, the wordplay categories, languages, the rare math category, and etymologies. Since I really want to be on Jeopardy! one day, this is a good sign.

9. Grades - As a fairly academic person, grades are important to me, as we all know. My ego can go up or down, depending on my current marks. Yes, I'm a bit of a workaholic.

10. Gloves - I'm always cold. To help my hands, I started wearing gloves. I have around ten pairs of gloves. I'm serious. Writing while wearing gloves isn't the easiest thing in the world, though. Neither is typing. Ah well.

If you're wondering why on earth I feel compelled to show this, it's because my "letter-giving" method wasn't completely random. There was a method to it. Since Ryan said that G was so evil, I just had to show otherwise, mostly because I would have received G as well had I done this method to myself.

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Coming tomorrow (this is more of a note to self than anything, but at least you know what to expect):
-Pigeon Forge (yes, that's where we went)
-My shopping spree there
-singing along to Disney music
-my tendency to nitpick said Disney songs
-Sujin, lovey-dovey? What?
-Dixie Stampede, the evening entertainment
-Becoming really homesick (but not for Ringgold)
-The sight that awaited us after leaving the Internet Interstate
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Saturday, Part One

All right, time for me to tell you all about Saturday [since some of us are impatient -cough-]. Dee, Ashley, and I had it planned pretty well in advance. I woke up long before Dee's promised wake-up call (I was actually eating breakfast then), and we left my house around 10am. Since Dixie Stampede didn't start until 6pm, we had time to wander around Pigeon Forge for the rest of the day before the evening. We did just that.

After making the 2.5-hour drive and arriving in Pigeon Forge, we stopped by this mall because Ashley wanted to stop by a pottery place there. By this point we were singing along to Disney songs, and the song on at that moment was "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" (yes, from The Lion King). These lines particularly struck me for some reason:

[Timon:] I can see what's happ'ning
[Pumba:] (What?)
[Timon:] And they don't have a clue!
[Pumba:] (Who?)
[Timon:] They'll fall in love and here's the bottom line
Our trio's down to two
[Pumba:] (Oh.)

Maybe it's because I've been part of a trio in almost all my friendships, but I thought of what would happen if anyone in any of my trios fell in love. What if I'm that person? I don't want to be the person to make the trio down to two.

We stayed in the car for the rest of the song, singing along. After that we went into the mall, most of which was an outlet mall. I love those places! I knew I would love it when I went in and saw a bookstore right in front of me. I made a beeline for the place. Unfortunately, I didn't find anything on the reading list, even after scouring the store (it was extremely disorganised), but I did find a new French dictionary for only $7.50. Considering the condition of my current one is going downhill (but I want to keep it because of the grammar section in the back), this was an incredibly good deal, even though I still want a monolingual French dictionnaire.

After this we went to a clothes store whose name I can't remember that had all sorts of clothes for much less than they would sell for at their regular stores. Swell. I bought a new pair of jeans for just $4. Luckily, I didn't keep up this pattern. Fast-forwarding through a lot of stores (I didn't buy anything else, by the way), and we finally arrived at the pottery store I mentioned earlier.

The store didn't have just pottery, though. Ashley went to look for stuff that she needed for decoration, while Dee and I just looked around the store. After oohing and aahing over pretty bowls and fake flowers, we eventually found ourselves in the scrapbooking section. I don't scrapbook, but I love oohing and aahing over all the cute little stickers. Today, however, I found myself oohing and aahing over all the hearts and romantic sayings and such. "Wow, I'm sounding all lovey-dovey today, aren't I?" I told her.

Part Two coming tomorrow!
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