Saturday, September 23, 2006

A few firsts for me

I will try to keep these in chronological order.

Tuesday, as I was cruising home from school, my odometer in my Jeep Grand Cherokee turned over to 100,000 miles. This is the first time I have ever had a vehicle with 100,000+ miles on it. I knew this day was coming and had hoped McD would be with me, but he wasn't. I did call him so we could be talking when it happened. I know, this is something silly to get excited about, but didn't you know? I am entertained. :) He was in the middle of telling me something and then it happened. "Ew, oh, it did it! It turned! There is 100,000 miles on my car." Then I had to tell him exactly where I was, etc. HA! Oh well, it was a bit of entertainment for the afternoon. My first thought after hanging up the phone with him (I know, I didn't literally hang up - I just still say that) was Crap, the trade-in value just went down even more. Oh well. I am gonna get a really good job and not even worry about it. :) (Yeah, right!)

Wednesday, spent most of the day trying - keyword is trying - to study for a test on Thursday. I sucessfully helped Swampwitch do things with her blog. We are still working on it so please don't judge it just yet. Give us a just a little more time. So, this was the first time that I really did not study for a test. I did read all I needed to read (I think it helped a little), but I am just not interested in this class so I don't feel like I am retaining much. Oh well! I am trying to get a headstart on the next chapter. Yes, I am a nerd.

Thursday night. I got home from a long day at school. Changed out of my jeans and into my sweats. Got all cozy in my recliner in front of the tele watching Survivor. I heard a sound that I really shouldn't have. Unless, of course, someone was loading my horses in a trailer without me knowing it. So I look out the window, from my recliner, and see Babe standing in the trailer. Ruby was right behind her wanting in also. The first here, you ask? This is the first time that these girls have loaded into a trailer without coaxing or leading them in. Crazy girls! I guess they wanted to get the heck out of dodge.

Friday, I got a new friend. Normally I would be sitting at the dining room table using the computer. But not today! Today I am sitting in my recliner posting this. I was out on the porch earlier today surfing the web. And this afternoon I am going to test this new Wireless Router and see just how far I can go and remain connected to the Net. I am hoping that I can make it to one of my favorite places and sit at a picnic table to do homework, blogging, etc. How relaxing would that be? I can't wait.

Oh and Friday night I made French Dip Sandwiches for the first time. I love Rachael Ray, and this is one of her recipes. Oh you should check it out. They were delish! They were Yum-O! I am getting ready to have another for lunch! Yum!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Blogger Maria said...

Your comment on your boring class made me think of a comment that I received last year from a student. (I teach a night class). I kept it and have it on my bulletin board:

Dear Prof,
Your class wasn't too bad, a little dry sometimes. You aren't as cold as I heard you were. I was told that you might be a vulcan.

I suppose I need to work on my "people skills."

And what do you think of Survivor this season?

9/23/2006 1:09 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Hey Laura,
I love the professor of that class. It is just the information that I don't seem to be too interested in. This professor is funny, personable, and helpful.

Survivor. Well, it is okay. I only wanted to see that episode to see who the romance comment was about on the commercials. But that was the only reason I wanted to watch. It is one of the shows that I don't have to watch. But the Amazing Race looks like it is going to be really good.

9/23/2006 2:01 PM  
Blogger SongBird said...

I've never hit 100,000 miles. How cool that you did! (I buy cheap cars!) Funny about the horses in the trailer. Maybe they wanted a night out on the town?!! If I had a laptop, I would be sitting on my screened in porch typing this comment. It has rained all day here which is so nice even though we are under a tornado watch.

9/23/2006 2:27 PM  
Blogger Susan in va said...

I just hit 100K in my minivan (the car I swore I'd never own) last month! I thought the same thing you did - the trade in value just went down. Who am I kidding? It's a minivan! No one wants it anyway!

Congrats on the wireless router - my dad has one. He always surfs in his recliner. It's great isn't it?

I'm going to try the French Dip recipe. I love R.R. too - she's so stinkin' cute!

9/23/2006 5:33 PM  
Blogger C. said...

I think I got to 100k on my very first car...and my mom started freaking out about it because I was going to go away to college and she didn't want me driving a car with that many miles on it. I occasionally see the same model and get nostalgic...that car had the best MPG!!

9/23/2006 9:06 PM  
Blogger Tiggerlane said...

I'm glad you commented on your class. I just started teaching part-time at a local community college, and got the results from my students' first test.

I was bummed --- two scored exceptionally well, two others made in the 70's, and two others in the 60's. I practically spoon-fed them the info - so knowing that some folks just don't study like they should removes some of the guilt I felt.

(Songbird assures me that it's a normal distribution - and I have to realize that most students are taking SEVERAL classes and aren't "perfectionists.")

Thanks for the "student" perspective - it helps me think it's not just me!

9/23/2006 9:07 PM  
Blogger willowtree said...

Ah, Julie.... I think you might have to return the router, it's making your words go all orange.

100k, shit! I've bought cars with more miles than that!! My current car has 160k (but thats kilometers, not quite 100k miles) but I bought it new.

9/23/2006 11:27 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I'm in a dither. It's been a rough couple of weeks. I sat by my bathtub while it filled (it's huge) and drew a self portrait on my sketch pad with a pencil. It's a 7 minute job - but I needed a change.
I haven't posted today because I've been busy AND my next post will be my 100th and I honestly am stumped about whether to post something different or just go on about business as usual.

I had a VW Bug over 100,000. Then Karmyn drove it... then Amanda drove it.
Amanda finally junked it after more wrecks than I can count on my toes.

She was a wild driver until she had a child.

9/24/2006 1:22 AM  
Blogger Mocha said...

Look at you all wild with the wireless in the middle of ... ummm... a ranch... and the french dip sandwich. Both are very yummy.

9/24/2006 1:26 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Hi Julie!!
Aint it grand going wireless!! I love my computer and my office but occasionally I want to be with my dogs (yeah, just occasionally) and they aren't allowed upstairs. So I take the laptop and sit in one of the recliners.
My '95 Toyota 4-Runner is getting close to 200,000 miles. Other than batteries,tires, new windshields (after all I live in CO) and a clutch around 95,000 miles, I haven't had problem one. I plan to drive this thing until CPR is no longer is effective. I'm kinda waiting to see how long that is.
How funny that the horses climbed into the trailer. Maybe they had the song stuck in their head...
"Riding along in my automobile...with no particular place to go."
Have a great weekend.

9/24/2006 9:12 AM  
Blogger Karmyn R said...

Okay - the VW bug had more like 200,000 on it - because the odometer went all the way around back to "0" twice.

And - in college, I had Organic Chem - HATED it - studied my butt off and would get a "C" on the test. One evening, while studying for the test, my roomie says, "Come get a beer with me." I finally gave in - went and got a beer, didn't worry about the test, and guess what - got a "B+". (as long as you are a good student - not studying every once in a while is okay).

9/24/2006 7:04 PM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

Dear Professor OSU,
I think that it's only fair that Julie should receive an A+ in your class for several reasons...a few I have listed here, and if you need more, please call Swampwitch. You can find me on my glob.
Julie, not only risked her life by standing on top on her vehicle to photograph a bear so all her globber friends could see it, she spent about 3 hours last week helping me put pictures across the top of my page and organized my Hanstories and Hanspics. Not to mention, her blog was recognized as "blog of theday" last month. I mean really, like, what more could you ask of her? So, just give her an A+ because there are about 100 of us out here who will be sitting in your office if you don't.
Very sincerely yours,

9/24/2006 10:25 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

I LOVE MY JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '94. It still looks great and has way over 100k too. When I trade her in , I plan to go JEEP again. Enjoy your blogs and all the great photos....Maybe we need to sign up and do a JEEP commercial ad!

9/24/2006 10:28 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Rachael Ray is a fav in our house, too. Did you see her on Larry King last week? She's got her own talk show now, but I probably won't watch it; never turn on the TV during the day and honestly, I don't wanna become addicted :).

One of my fav recipes of hers is low carb bacon burgers (with swiss & sauteed mushrooms). De.Lish.Us.

9/25/2006 9:01 AM  
Blogger M J said...

That so funny.. (little delayed but I am getting caught up on my reading). My car is going to flip to 200,000 km and I have been carrying my camera with me everyday just in case. I just have to take a picture of the odometer. I don't know why.

9/25/2006 7:28 PM  

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