Nothing bits biting into the first slice off of a block of extra sharp Wisconsin cheddar cheese. None of this white cheddar nonsense here in the Midwest.

I managed to sleep through most of the flight to Minneapolis. I can’t remember the last time I fell asleep on an airplane; I was just exhausted enough to overcome my discomfort. I ended up in the same row as one of my future hallmates on ν 3rd. We talked briefly about our plans for the hall, before I zonked out.

I got home, took a much needed shower, and got ready to go out for a belated Mother’s Day dinner with my family. My parents did have some salve for my leg burns, but they only thing that they had in the medicine cabinet was intended for the treatment of diaper rash :o\. It did the trick, at any rate.

We went to dinner, I fell asleep on the futon in front of the TV, was woken up by one of my friends calling to ask if I wanted to go out drinking (no because of need for sleep and church in the morning), and then was in bed by 9 pm.

I woke up at around 8, which is very early for me on a Sunday, but it gave me time to read the paper and talk to my parental units. My dad was already on one of his morning canasta games.

Church was nice; I’m prepping a post to the theology list about Pastor Tom’s sermon. I love how he insists on saying “Christ is risen” about 5 times over the course of the service, and hearing the whole congregation respond with “He is risen indeed!”. Very joyful :o).

Spent the afternoon lazing about; started a Scrabble game with my mom, which had to be cut short for their bible study meeting. Dinner was good: basted salmon. No salmon with green sauce from White Dog, but still good. During dinner, we entertained the guests with our trivia obsession. Good times.

Last night, we watched a really creepy L&O: Criminal Intent, plus a hilariously political Simpson’s episode. Just a wee bit of commentary about our current situation in the US. Favorite moment: Elmo in the jail for traitors says “Elmo went to wrong fundraising dinner!”. Hee.

sent me a link to J.K. Rowling’s personal website, which is the best use of Flash I have ever seen. I still haven’t found all of the secrets yet, but I’m looking. Note that some of the content on the site, specifically about the ghost of Gryffindor House, is coincidentally related to a terrible current event in Iraq. If reading an unrelated but eerily similar story might bother you, don’t explore the site. I didn’t even make the connection until someone pointed it out to me.

My late-night activities consisted of mucking around on my computer. I also watched Minority Report again, which is still enjoyable. I know the twists at the end, but it’s been long enough that I don’t remember a lot of the details. Some of the special features on the DVD are interesting. Also, it appears that my sister took a lot of my dad’s Disney DVD collection to school with her. Not cool. I wanna watch ’em too! She probably just hasn’t unpacked yet.

I made a whole box of Mac & Cheese for my late-night snack. Nothing like gorging on carbohydrates… ;o) I finally hit the hay at almost 5 am. I love vacation :o).

Today, I haven’t done anything yet. I’ve transitioned directly from breakfast to lunch. I read a bunch of articles about gay marriage in Massachusetts. I’m now listening to inspiring Christian music to try to forget the hateful things quoted by a lot of Christians in a lot of the articles I read. Whatever happened to love thy neighbor??

and I are chatting about our Adv. Computer Perception projects, which are due on Thursday. I’m about to try and fix my ogg vorbis music reading code, and then I’ll be helping Fritz track down some weird intermittent memory problems in our code. After that, it’ll be back to our first project, trying to take our generated histograms and going back to the image space and indicating features.

Since it’s still not Pentecost yet,
Christ is risen!


4 responses to “Home”

  1. That’s really the only Michael W. Smith album I’ve listened to a lot (I borrowed it from a friend in high school) — I really like it! Especially ‘Never Been Unloved’.

  2. When is Pentecost? I’m familiar with Lent and Easter, but I don’t really know about what comes next. And is Pentecost specifically Lutheran, or is it common to Catholicism and other Protestant denominations? If the pastor says “Christ is risen” after Pentecost, does the congregation no longer give the response?

  3. You know, most store cheddar is dyed to give it its yellow cast.

  4. What theology list?

Nurd Up!