Thursday, June 24, 2010

Odds and Ends Thursday 57

June’s been expensive. May was expensive, but I had expected that; whenever school’s out money seems to burn through my pockets a lot faster. In fact I think part of June’s problem is we were paid before the end of May, and May borrowed from the future. My financial situation is sound, but the accountant in me is scratching his head and putting his foot down—at least until we get paid on Monday, after which we can start borrowing from the future. Here are some other odds and ends from the week:
  • I can’t log into my LSAC account. LSAC is essentially the law school admissions website, and my password hasn’t been working. When I enter my information in the “Forgot your password?” section, it claims to send me an email, but 2 weeks after the fact, no email. I’m going to try and call them in the morning.
  • My plan was to wake up at 3 a.m. Wednesday to watch the USA / Algeria game at Maengi’s. I woke up at 4:16. I could have caught the end of it, but at that point it was a lost cause. I might head over later tonight to watch Brazil / Portugal. I can handle a 12:30 a.m. kick-off.
  • We have Parent’s Day at my school tomorrow. Last year Parent’s Day consisted of me lying around my house doing nothing. I’m crossing my fingers that happens again tomorrow.
  • My pule called me into his office today to ask me to make ID cards for the student prefects. His presentation was quite the show. He made a big deal of taking out his wallet and showing me a ID card and talking about all the things ID cards are good for, and then he slides a shoebox across his desk. Inside are a whole lot of clear plastic name-card holders. So I’m essentially making ID badges. “Make sure it has their date of birth,” he told me. Sure thing.
  • I’ve been assigned to be a recorder at next Friday’s inter-church athletics meet. Last year I brought my laptop and had all kinds of issues with battery life. This year the laptop stays home.
  • The lamb-flavored cat food at Lucky Foodtown has been marked down, so Scouts been getting a lot of that lately. For whatever reason, it seems to make her pee a lot more. And she’s been going everywhere. It’s great. I know you wanted to know.
  • The new panelist on “Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me”, Peter Gross, was hilarious in his debut. The guy’s a natural.
  • I broke down and bought Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life” on iTunes. If you can, try listening to the first 5 seconds of the song and then compare it to The Spin Doctors’ “Two Princes” and tell me there’s not a little bit of borrowing going on there.
  • I sat next to Suasami at Interval today, and she asked what I will do when I return to America. I mentioned law school, and she tsked saying I should become an engineer instead. “All lawyers do is tell lies.”
That’s all I got for this week. I hope you’re well. Pictures below.

Boy standing in front of controlled fire next to my house as I leave for dinner. House was still standing when I got home. Score.

I had the kids take ID pictures 2 at a time this afternoon.

We got a plate full of pastries at Interval today. See the maple frosting on the cinnamon roll? Yeah, that's peanut butter.

Peace Corps Safety and Security Officer Fono.


Unknown said...

Glad to see Fono still has his unique brand of humor. Also glad to see the red pickup truck is still around - I remember when that was new!

Anonymous said...

LoL with lawyer comment, yes we have enough lawyers to last us a lifetime.