Tuesday, October 7, 2008

okay, i wasn't going to do this, but i got tagged twice, and had a little down time during my off period.  so here goes:  

A - ADVOCATE FOR: pro-life
B - BEST FEATURES: hm…physically, I don’t know. Personality wise, um, I guess I am passionate about what I believe in.
C - COULD DO WITHOUT: the guy singing from the minaret of the mosque at 5 a.m. every morning
D - DREAMS & DESIRES: I would like to go to graduate school for Classics. I want to live in an old house and teach at a small liberal arts college.
E - ESSENTIAL ITEMS: “melon of troy” OPI nail polish, my ugly doll (big toe), vera wang princess perfume
F - FAVORITE PAST TIME: board games (especially settlers of catan), reading, knitting
G - GOOD AT: reading, school
I - IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS: right now, I would just buy a plane ticket back home for christmas
J - JUNKIE FOR: right now, sprite!
K - KINDRED SPIRIT: anne shirley
L - LITTLE KNOWN FACT: I hate being called “marls.” I let two people call me it (I don’t hate it when these two people call me marls): Will Cunningham and Lindsey Greer
M - MEMORABLE MOMENT: landing in Malawi, my wedding
N - NEVER AGAIN WILL I: eat nsema, order a steak medium rare at mamma mia’s
O - OCCASIONAL INDULGENCE: pedicures! And they are so cheap here that I can have them often! Also, I like the gelato from Mamma Mia’s
P - PROFESSION: classics professor
Q - QUOTE: “An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”
“Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head.”
“Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.”
“When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?”
Those are all G. K. Chesterton quotes
R - REASON TO SMILE: we have 4 days off of school this coming week! We are going to Nkhota Nkhota with Josh and Emily
T - TAG SOME FRIENDS: liz, nancy page, mom
V - VERY SCARED OF: snakes, and I’m getting to where I don’t like flying very much anyway
W - WORST HABIT: worrying, planning too much
X - X MARKS MY IDEAL VACATION SPOT: rosemary beach, new england
Y - YUMMIEST DESSERT: peppermint ice cream, peppermint ice cream pie, those sherbert slushies katy makes
Z - ZODIAC SIGN: cancer

on a more serious note...things here are good.  we had a restful weekend.  also, we don't have school this friday, next monday, tuesday, or wednesday.  it's our fall break.  we are going to the lake for 2 days, but i plan on getting some lesson plans worked on during some of the other days.

its so funny to think about how much we have adapted in the past two months.  last night, the electricity went out (it usually does this for 2 hours 2 to 3 times a week), and we weren't really phased.  we immediately grabbed our candles and flashlights and just kept doing what we were doing.  

we hope everyone else is doing well.  we miss you all!  we are also very sad about the auburn and ole miss games from this past weekend :(


Liz T. said...

hey! we miss you guys, and when you mentioned your favorite pastime it reminded me of that fun morning of playing wise & otherwise at bottletree -- we think of and pray for you guys often!

Bella said...

So glad you posted, Marls!!! Only 5 weeks til we leave, we are so excited!
p.s. Can I have the rest of your imaginary million dollars? Thanks to the market dive i think our retirement account just disappeared! That's ok...I'll just rotate between the homes of my daughter the lawyer and my daughter the professor!

Katy Robertson said...

mom, please quit doing things like FB and blogging. It's weird. and marley and i will work out a schedule of who takes care of you and dad during what parts of the year.

Courtney said...

Mar, how did you get through the job application process? Because I'm not handling it real well and I haven't even started yet. (And Katy, if you read this, how are you doing it?)

Courtney said...

telling my professor was WAY easier than getting up the nerve to tell him. he was really cool about it and just said "that's fine. i think students know when they're ready to go. let's just focus your research so that you'll have some more to talk about in your thesis." so yay for getting that out of the way now it's on to job applications!

Courtney said...

on the gilmore girls topic from a couple of weeks ago -- i just lost a little respect for rory because she chose "hilary clinton" as her essay topic for her harvard application. it makes me sad.

Anonymous said...

mm. i never thought about the marls thing, but now that you mention it, I can hear Lindsey in my head. My condolences (Mar Mar) on the football games...we bit the dust this week also. I miss you and bech, and am so enjoying your posts.

Anonymous said...

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