Hello, Internet! I should be working on grad school work right now. There is never a time these days when this isn't true. It is the constant.
But I'm taking a break to watch the Packers on Friday Morning Football, write a post for you, and run electric currents through my back and shoulders. I seem to have developed a studying-related injury. All the knots in my neck, shoulders, and back have joined to form The One Knot. One knot to rule them all, them all being the muscles that allow me to sit upright and turn my neck. I'd take a muscle relaxer, but I should be working on grad school work right now. The massage therapist I'd been seeing is on doctor-ordered rest pending her upcoming knee surgery and my second string shoulder massager (i.e., Raj) is still back in the States. He flies in Sunday night, when a typhoon may or may not be near us. Let's all pull for not.
He's finishing up a two week class on medical management in Bethesda. First though, we went to New Mexico to visit his parents, grandma, and uncles. We also got to do some sightseeing, like this trip to the Taos Pueblo, where I could just not take enough pictures that weren't going to do justice to the beauty of the sky.
Then we went to DC for Tom and Cynthia's wedding. It was a quick trip there for me, but I did get to see a few friends, eat some good pizza, and hit up Target. It was a beautiful wedding and fun to get dressed up and celebrate with friends from Raj's submarine days.
We'll look quite similar next month when wearing the same outfits to the Marine birthday ball, except I'll be getting my hair done. I dress is by Jessica Simpson and since it'll be my ballgown, I think that makes Jessica Simpson my fairy godmother. If she could fix me up a pumpkin carriage, that woud really help out with the designated driver problem.
Now I better get back to school work. I've got a 20-ish page paper due later this month. If you have any questions about Sustained Silent Reading, I'll be well able to answer them by October 26. Provided I get all this research done. Here I go.