Another sign I’m getting old :)

 - by Aurora

So I’ve started wearing a hat whilst walking around campus in an effort to keep the sun’s rays from making more freckles and wrinkles.  I’m sure I look like a nerdy old broad in this sea of  youngin’s who, like me when I was their age, the furthest thing from their mind is how the sun can make you wrinkly and spotty hehe.

Well THIS broad does not want to look like a 32 year old handbag so yaaaaay for big hats!

Of Note: Frank Buckles

 - by Aurora

Frank Buckles (February 1, 1901 – February 27, 2011) was the last surviving American veteran of World War I. That’s ONE. It blows my mind how much this one person was able to see and experience in his lifetime! Rest in peace good sir.

Frank Buckles during WWI

Frank Buckles during WWI

Frank Buckles lies in state at Arlington National Cemetary

Frank Buckles lies in state at Arlington National Cemetary

Oh smokers!!

 - by Aurora

No offense to my beloveds who smoke but daaaaamn Gina! I can’t seem to escape cigarette smoke no matter where I am and I’m very close to seriously despising smokers!

Lately in my office I’ve been smelling cigarette smoke, and the culprit has yet to be identified. I’m in MY office and I smell someone else’s bad habit, no fair!

Walking around campus I’ll end up behind a smoker and as I unknowingly take a nice deep breath of “fresh” air I choke on their puff of smoke they’ve just exhaled!

And just now on my way to the doc, on the flippin’ FREEWAY I started smelling cigarette smoke in my own car! Windows rolled up, I know I’m not smoking, WTF? The guy in the car in front of me apparently is puffing away and his disgusting habit has now entered my vents, bleh!!!!

My lungs and my scratchy throat do NOT thank you and you all should go live on an island by yourselves, boooo!

And another Jeopardy year bites the dust…

 - by Aurora

Frak!! I just finished taking the online Jeopardy test for this year and HOLY CRAP it was way harder than usual!! I think I do pretty well on them and don’t get called so methinks I’m DEFINITELY not getting called this year after this poor showing! :( :( I wanted to give myself a good kick in the pants too for blanking on Edith Piaf’s name! I’ve got her music, I’ve seen La Vie en Rose a bajillion times, and I can even sing her “Milord” song in French yet I completely blanked when trying to answer a question on her, bah!

Oh well, I was still quite impressed that I didn’t blank on the element symbol for lead, Othello’s arch nemesis, and that Libya is the country that borders Chad to the north.  I guess Greg will have to sink a half court hook shot to get me on the show (anyone? anyone? What is a quince?!) :)

I’ll get you next year Trebek!!

Image of Alex Trebek with SNL quote