Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Funny Genes Run In The Family

Ahhh...that's what I'm doing right now, sighing with relief because I just turned in an assignment that's been killing me. Turns out I don't like HTML and web page design too much. It's just too technical and it's WAY too easy to make mistakes. I'll stick with Blogger.

I just received an e-mail from my recently-retired uncle, Gene, and he said, "Somebody asked me the other day, 'What do you do all day long now?' I told them, 'absolutely nothing and I don't start that until around 3 PM.'"

Keep up the good work, Uncle.

Monday, September 25, 2006


I wish I could be there to celebrate your birthday with you, or as the occasion is known, the All-Night Gambling Extravaganza, but I do hope you're having a good day anyway. Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks, and in the meantime, stay out of trouble!

Your Darling Niece Ness

Saturday, September 23, 2006

What Else Would I Be Doing On A Saturday Night?

Hi. How are you? I was sitting here doing my school work and I got an e-mail from Luann, my adorable cousin who lives in Austin and I only see about once a year, but we keep in touch via e-mail, and I'm digressing, too much studying, oh lordy I wish she would get to the point , you are thinking, right? Oh Kay Then. Click on this: I Love Emily and Reece - and just see what all the fuss is about and then let me know which commands you typed in (you'll only understand that if you click!)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Now THIS is a real fisherman!

Reece with Fish
Originally uploaded by Aunt Vanessa.
Yes, Reece loves fishing and he caught this one all by himself! Wonder if he cleaned it, too? I'll have to ask his dad about that. You know, though, how boys like "guts" and stuff.

Reece is keeping busy with school and fishing and just being a boy. He also LOVES football and he's one of the big guys on his team this year, so he's loving that.

Hey, Reece, I miss you little buddy!!

Aunt Vanessa

She's not so sure about this...

Emily with Fish
Originally uploaded by Aunt Vanessa.
Looks like Emily's been a very busy girl lately. I asked her if she actually caught this fish, and she said she didn't think so, and by the looks of how she's holding it, I don't believe she did, either. She likes eating the finished product much more than the whole catching process.

Emily, I tell you everytime we talk, I know, but I MISS YOU!!

Aunt Vanessa

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Settling In and Doing My Thing

Hi! So much going on right now. I like my job. Those are four words you've never read on this blog before. I work in Alumni Publications and I'm with creative people all day and it's a lot of fun. One of my coworkers used to work for Bon Apetit magazine and she also used to be in the Peace Corps. She lived someplace near Afghanistan. She's great. We're having lunch Monday and I'm going to ask her a million questions. There are also writers and photographers and I get to meet people from all over the place who come in for photo shoots. I love it. School's going very well, too. I'm learning how to create web pages and learning about HTML, which will maybe inspire me to improve this blog someday! I'm also learning about library management. Sounds boring, but it really isn't. But I won't go into detail on that subject.

Labor Day weekend was great. My mom and Auntie Linda came up on Friday and stayed until Monday and we had a wonderful time. Linda brought Roxy and we laughed at the two dogs all weekend. Abby was so afraid Roxy was going to eat all of her food and everytime Roxy moved, Abby would be right behind her. They were so cute! On Sunday, we went to a winery in Rocheport, MO, and then went to some antique stores there. It's a tiny little town on the Missouri River and it's home to several B&Bs. One of these days I'd like to go stay in one of the B&Bs and spend the day just walking around the town. There are artists there and some good restaurants and a general store, even. We also spent some time on campus, going to the bookstore and we did a little shopping, but mostly we ATE. Yeah, ate and drank and even went out one night for ice cream at 10:30. Had to put on my stretch pants Monday!

That's about it. Just working and going to class and studying and writing papers. Although I'm busy all the time, it's not much to write about, I'm afraid. I'm trying to talk Emily's family into coming up for a visit, and they're trying to work it out, but both Emily and Reece are playing sports, etc., and have very little free time. We're aiming for sometime in October for a visit.

So, after my class Tuesday night, maybe I'll know some fabulous HTML stuff and will post something awesome here! Stay tuned!