Wednesday, September 29, 2010

a new pair of church jeans

I finally slept in today for the first time in a few weeks. It was lovely, although I still woke up at 6:30, and just dozed until my alarm went off at 8:00. I caught the 10:00 bus to campus, and still had plenty of time to hang out in the library before I had to go to class.
Dramatic Lit was interesting, as usual, even though we were talking about Everyman, the most stunningly terrible play ever. Well, not really. It just wasn't my cup of tea.
Egyptian Lit was boring, as usual. I think I actually fell asleep a few times, which I continue to feel bad about. I really don't want to be disrespectful, and I really don't want to get caught, it's just sooo boring! Maybe I'll grab some coffee right before class next time and see if that helps. It's worth a shot at least.
I also got a paper assigned in both classes today. The Dramatic Lit paper won't be too hard, it's just six pages on a pretty simple topic, but the Egyptian one might give me a little trouble. I have all quarter to write it, which is already encouraging procrastination, but since it's supposed to be ten pages at the bare minimum, I won't be able to procrastinate for that long, just because I'll have to do some real research to even find that much stuff to talk about!
While I was in the library today, I came across this. Some of you have probably already read or at least heard of the article, but I thought it was interesting, so I'll post it. If you're interesting in seeing how you score on a similar quiz, go here. You can also compare your results to the people who were actually surveyed and see how well you did compared to a bunch of different categories. I did pretty well myself, I thought. Actually, I was pretty proud. Good for me.

Because my friend Jen is going back to the States tomorrow, we all went out to dinner to Abu al-Sid tonight. The koshary was just as good as last time, and luckily, we got to sit at a table this time, even though once again we didn't have reservations. I won't push my luck again, though, next time I'm definitely calling ahead!
mmm...  koshary
We also went to the waffle place again for dessert. What can I say? Waffles are delicious.
When I got back to the dorms, I did my homework, then started to pack for my trip this weekend. Yes, another one. This time, we're visiting St. Catherine's monastery in Sinai, and also climbing Mt. Sinai to see the sun rise. Yes, this means another weekend of catch-up blogging. I know, it makes me sad too. I don't like it, but once again, I'm not willing to miss writing anything down. So, tonight's will be the last blog I post until Saturday night, when I'll do my best to post both tomorrow's and Saturday's. Or something. It will work out, just like it did last time.
In really sad and frustrating news, look at my favorite pair of jeans:
that hole is right where you think it is
I only have two questions about this. One, what the hell did I do to rip my pants like that? And two, how long has it been there? I'm not quite sure I want to know the answer to the second question. Suffice it to say, these poor jeans will have to be retired much earlier than I was planning, because I only bought them two months ago! I mean, really? What kind of jeans do that? They're not even cheap ones. And now they have a big rip right in the back pocket. What the heck? </rant>
So, I'll be off to Sinai tomorrow, and I'll be back blogging on Saturday night, just in time to do all my homework and then go to class the next day. Still, Mt. Sinai. Wow.


  1. I think that you need to ask around and find a seamstress or tailor and ask if they can repair the rip. I don't think it would cost that much and they ARE your favorite pair of jeans. You can find a way to resurrect them! love, mom

  2. ok, major double sad face on your favorite pair of jeans, =/
    There has to be something you can do to salvage them!

    so i took the religious test you mentioned (didn't score as well as you =P ) and got a 13 out of 15. not terrible, apparently i scored better then 93% of the population! (psh, i already knew i was smarter then the average bear. hahaha ;-D jk)

    P.S.S Todays capcha was flests.. XD
    Im really excited to read your blog from this weekend!


    P.S. I think you've told me before the reason for the capchas but i refuse to accept that their sole purpose is to prove im not a robot. There is something mysterious at work, i know it! lol (only you would save them...but i ll admit i've thought about it doing it. )