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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Differential Diagnosis

What a week this has been. I have some good news, and some weird news. It’s not every day you hear that, right?

The good news is I got a new job. I’m the writing lab technician for Mountain View High School. I started on Tuesday and I’m really excited about the job. Basically I run the writing lab which consists of a computer lab and two laptop carts.  I am in charge of the scheduling for the lab, and all the student accounts. It’s nice because I get to work with a combination of students, computers, and free time. Plus, it’s more hours.

The other good news is the play is going really well. I’ve had a lot of fun being in it.  And, although I haven’t actually seen it, from what I’ve heard from other people, it’s really amazing to watch.

The weird news is I think I’m losing my brain. I think the portions that control memory and responsibility are seeping out through my ears. It’s the weirdest thing. In the last two weeks I’ve lost my keys twice, my phone countless times, and can’t remember anyone’s name.  All these things would be fine if they were spaced out a little more. It takes me 20 minutes to get out the door to go anywhere because I keep forgetting things to bring. I am hoping it will get better once I’m a little less stressed. But, part of me wonders if it’s something a little worse. And, if it is, I know a great doctor.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Olympics

I don’t really like sports, but I sure do love the olympics. I think part of it is that I’m a real America snob. I love seeing our team do well. I wish that we could win gold in every event.

Well, since Daniel and I are currently living in a spider-infested hole, we don’t get TV. Not even with those attractive bunny-ear antennas. Believe me, I’ve made Daniel try. A lot.

So, we’ve basically taken up a temporary residence with mom and dad Ellsworth. I’ve been getting my fill of olympic goodness. It’s been a lot of fun to see, honestly. I think Michael Phelps is awesome. I can’t believe he has as much energy as he does to do all those events and to do so well.

The other thing I find amazing about Phelps is his history. His teachers told his mother that he would never amount to anything and would never be able to focus. Kids made fun of his bean-pole body and big ears. I imagine those people feel pretty bad now. It just goes to show you that when you make statements like that, they tend to come back to haunt you.

The other interesting thing about the olympics is how China has been acting. To make the olympic village they bulldozed a bunch of homes, making thousands of people homeless. They have a specific area for protests. The girl that sang the national anthem was told she was too chubby to be seen and had a different girl lip-sync it for her. It would be funny if it wasn’t just so seriously weird.

Anyway, it’s been a fun week so far. Beauty and the Beast opens in 1 week from today. I finally sewed my costume and everything is coming together.

My final words are Go USA!