First week

The first week of the Fall semester is under way.  So far everyone seems to be great.  It was good to see a few familiar names in my classes – it feels less lonely that way, ya know?

Work’s been pretty busy lately.  Our system went down briefly a couple of weeks ago, and then again last week.  We seem to have (mostly) recovered from it.  This is excellent news since we’re in the middle of a giant weeding project with no air conditioning.  It’s working out, though.  We’re also planning a field trip to a couple of different libraries so that we can see their automated check-in systems.  It sounds like fun and a great break from the normal work day.

My hunny, and I just got back from a trip to Vegas with one of our good friends.  It was kind of last minute, though.  We really wanted to visit Quark’s Bar one more time before they closed for good.  For those who don’t know, Quark’s is a Star Trek themed bar and restaurant.  It’ll be closing at the end of this month.  We’re really bummed about it.  We’ve visited Quark’s on every trip to Vegas, so it’s pretty sad to see it go.

Well, I need to get to bed.  After a 10.5 hour day and 30 minutes of studying when I got home, I’m too pooped to party.

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Hmmm… Disney? Vegas?

Those of you that know me know that I love Las Vegas.  You also know that my hunny loves Disneyland.  So, in spite of school and all the costs that go along with moving out, my hunny and I are trying to plan a trip to each of these locales this year. 

This year, however, we want to do things a bit differently from previous years; we want some of our friends to come too.  Usually it’s just the two of us and after 12 years together there’s only so much time you can spend one-on-one before you get sick of seeing each other, hence our idea to bring some friends.  So, we’re going to try for Disneyland in February and Vegas in March. 

My hunny always laughs at me when I’m planning a trip.  I become obsessive about finding the best deal possible.  I look at review sites like TripAdvisor (where I’m a member) and compare prices among the different vacation searches to see if that cheap hotel is really such a great deal.  Then I find cheap things to do, cheap places to eat, and come up with an itinerary that incorporates the things each of us want to do.  It seems a little crazy, but it works out in the end…  I know how much we’re going to spend almost down to the penny!

So, if I seem a bit more distracted than normal it’s because I’m dreaming of possible vacation destinations.  What’s your favorite place to vacation?  What are the best activities to do there?

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