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Sitting in my Bullshit Communication class right now.  The only redeeming value of this class is that it’s held in a computer lab, so I can do things like update my blog instead of pay attention.

I am currently half-listening to the crappy, off-on-a-perpetual-tangent lecture, and half-Googling pictures of Helen, Georgia.  (Last week it was Flagstaff, Arizona.  I really want to go there.)  Given that the class has been having an open discussion about new car models for the past five minutes, I figure I’m not really missing out on a wealth of Business Communication Skillz.

The only point at which I’ve so far given the instructor my undivided attention  was last week, during her long-winded tangent about internet usage monitoring in the workplace, as it suddenly occured to me that I was looking at gay porn on a networked computer.  Thanks for the subtle reminder, Professor Beckman. 

Dad and Pat’s visit was fun but exhausting.  I hadn’t really considered how much energy would go into entertaining two people for three full days.  But they both seemed to have a pretty good time, and mostly I think they were just happy to see me.

They both really liked Emily, too.  Pat was taken with her wholesome young adult routine (which is mostly an affectation, of course), and dad was impressed by her intelligence (which is not at all an affectation, of course).  They compared notes on Hong Kong at dinner on Sunday, which was awesome, if only because it meant that Pat didn’t speak for 5 full minutes.  (I like Pat, honestly I do, but the woman seems to think she’ll die if she doesn’t keep filling the room with her voice). 

Plus which I’d never heard my dad talk about all the places he and my mom went before my sister and I were born.  He said he bought a blue leisure suit in China.  For serious, you guys; he really, truly did.  Emily, I owe you a tremendous debt for that revelation. 

I’ll post more later, but class is over and Ashley just left me a very exciting voice mail.  Before I go though: Ms. McDaniel has updated for the first time in about 4 months.  It is a damn fine post, too.

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  1. Dude, I totally just looked at your blog thinking you wouldn’t have updated because you never update and then poof! What a great day–I get to go back to school, try the most amazing drink (Tang and vanilla vodka, for serious), and get and Andrew update.

    This is the best. Thanks!

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  2. you updated! yay! you know we all love it when you do.
    and was it the voicemail about the amazing apartment in a 1920s midtown house off 11th? because…um. we might have to talk about that. it may be an amazing (and $200 less) house off atlanta rd. um…yea. don’t be mad. there’s still a couch for you.

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  3. I wrote this nice long comment last night, but my computer wouldn’t let me post it. Instead of saying “fuck it” or rewriting the whole thing, I’ll give you the “in a nutshell” version (I’ll e-mail you a better version, promise).

    I signed up for five classes T/R, which means I’m in class from 9:30-6:00 with only the fifteen minutes of break in between classes. I love being back at school. This is going to be a great year for opera. I’ll be writing a music post soon. My anthropology class is cool. My teacher (after showing us a slide of a throne atop human skulls): What does a throne atop human skulls say about its king? I’ll tell you what it says; it says he’s a badass!

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  4. Also, my M/W/F class schedule is easy. One class at 12:20 (Italian, SO excited). Opera is 5 days a week, but we won’t have to come every day. I’ll discuss this more in my music post.

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