Wednesday, December 28, 2005


Well, this is depressing. It 's our 3 month anniversary. And there is no interesting story to tell. A whole bunch of nothingness. No Greg. This sucks! I mean I'm just sitting here on my computer typing about how sad I am that Greg isn't here or that I'm not there while listening to Celine Dion songs... yes, depressing I know! This just sucks! That's all I have to say...

Friday, December 23, 2005


Ok, Little Miss Traveler! I thought you were getting back to Italy today, but I haven't recieved a reply to any of my emails yet! I figured with the 7 hour difference, you'd surely have written, but it's probably about 11:00 there now, so I'm guessing you've crashed. (I bet you're tired!) Anyway, I hope you're having fun, and I better get a HUGE email from you about what you did in Belgium and stuff!!! :-)


Monday, December 19, 2005

Well I'm here

After an 8 hour plane ride to London and a 2 hour plane ride ( not to mention the in between time sitting in the airports)... I am here. It's 3:30 AM over here and yet I'm wide awake. It'll take me forever to get use to the time change! To top it all off in a few hours I have to jump on another plane... nonstop I tell ya!

So I get here thinking that my kitties have missed me SO much, and instead I've found that it is my mom who missed me the most...

Speaking of missing people... I MISS GREG!!! And it didn't help that the radio that was on the plane was playing his music like Reckless Kelly & all those other songs about coming home.

I love you Greg more than you'll ever know!!!


Ladies & Gentlemen... Michelle has left the nation...

That's right. Since finals are over and the holidays are just around the corner, my sweetheart Michelle has returned to Italy, to spend some time with her mom and her beloved kitties. I miss her much (and look forward to her first "international" post to TMGE) but I know she's going to have a great time travelling all over Europe with her mom. A few days ago, my sister gave me a copy of her new Nickelback album called "All the Right Reasons". Though one of the tracks called "Photograph" is already special to Michelle and me, I heard another song that I think completely sums up our relationship. It's called "If Everyone Cared". Though posting an MP3 of the song would probably get me lynched, I'd like you to read the lyrics. The parts that touched me the most (and remind me most of my sweetheart) are bolded.

From underneath the trees, we watch the sky
Confusing stars for satellites
I never dreamed that you'd be mine
But here we are, we're here tonight

Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
Singing Amen, I, I'm alive

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died

And I'm singing

Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive
Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive

And in the air the fireflies
Our only light in paradise
We'll show the world they were wrong
And teach them all to sing along

Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
(I'm alive)

[Chorus x2]

And as we lie beneath the stars
We realize how small we are
If they could love like you and me
Imagine what the world could be

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died
When nobody died...


We'd see the day, we'd see the day
When nobody died
We'd see the day, we'd see the day
When nobody died
We'd see the day when nobody died

I know you're probably exhausted from your trip, so get some rest and enjoy your holiday in Europe. Know that I look forward to spending at least a few days with you before classes resume, and that I think about you at least 59 seconds out of every minute of my day!



Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Final Weeks of Fall '05

Dead week has begun! Finals week comes next week, and then the horrible end, wherein Michelle leaves me here for a month. Sounds like she and her mom will have an awesome time travelling Europe, but gosh, will I miss her! I made it through my hell day last week, (I had 3 tests last thursday) thanks to the great stress-relieving effect Michelle has on me :-). Now, I'm getting ready to write my final paper (due monday) and preparing for the 2 finals I have on tuesday. I just can't wait for the few days Michelle and I have together after finals, before she takes off. We're going to have so much fun!

Right now, the temperature is 30 degrees! Tomorrow, the high is 33, so I think the icecicles that have developed outside will keep growing into tomorrow evening. We might even get some snow! What an exiciting thought! Well, I guess I better wrap this up. Got a long day tomorrow. Hope that all our readers are having a good month. I hope we have some readers! Anyway... talk to y'all later...

MICHELLE IS THE COOLEST G/F EVER! (even cooler than the weather we've been having!)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005


I am finally back from that oh-so-painfully- long Thanksgiving break. Actually, I got back on Sunday- not the greatest flight btw (the weather was bad). Anyway, so I got off the plane only to be greeted by a really hansome good smelling guy... yes I mean Greg... Anyway, he stood there holding beautiful flowers in his hands with the most amazing smile on his face. He looked as though he hadn't seen me in years! At that moment, I wished time would freeze.

Today, I had a rough day. This is mainly due to the fact that I got my exam grade back, and though I knew I didn't do as well as I should have right after taking the test- I didn't think I'd get the grade that I got today. However, Greg sensed I wasn't in the greatest mood and did his best to cheer me up... and it worked... which doesn't suprise me b/c he always knows how to cheer me up!

Please try not to stress out about Thursday. I know that's easier said than done, but you are one of the most intelligent people I know and YOU WILL DO WELL as long as you believe you can.

Just remember, as Stevie Wonder sang, you are the sunshine of my life... ok I better stop with all the sappiness :).

Wow... 2 Months! That was quick!


Yesterday, Michelle and I celebrated our 2nd month-aversary! We went to TGI Friday's and then to Cold Stone creamery. Then, that evening, when we got back to the dorm, Michelle gave me The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide -Deluxe Edition-! Anyway, I just can't believe it's been 2 months already! It went by so quickly!

I'll get back to the whole 2-month thing in a bit...

Today, I found out that, contrary to what I previously thought, I don't have 2 tests on Thursday. I have, instead, 3 tests on Thursday. Yes, that's right every single one of my classes has a test on Thursday. I think I'm going to die. But, Michelle has agreed to help me study tomorrow, and, as such, has given me hope for doing well on the exams.

Like I said above, I can't believe that it's already been two months. On one hand, it seems like it's been a few days, but on the other hand, I feel like I've known her my whole life! The connection I feel with her and the chemistry we have when cooperating toward a common goal are simply amazing, and she is always there for me when I need her.

Thank you, Michelle, for being exactly who you are, and for helping me through the rough times. I can't wait until the storm is over so we can relax together before the holidays!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

I hate the holidays!

To sum it up, I AM SOOOOOOOOOO BORED!!! I didn't think I was gonna feel like this - I mean I'm only gone for the Thanksgiving weekend, but it seems like FOREVER!!! Yesterday, I went to the mall with the girls, and it felt like that stab in the heart that single people get on Valentine's Day. I hated it, everywhere I turn I saw couples holding hands and I just wished that that was Greg and me. But yesterday wasn't all horrible- I got to talk to Greg for a good hour and a half which was VERY comforting :)



Thursday, November 24, 2005

I've Got the Thanksgiving Blues

Happy Thanksgiving all! This year I have much to be thankful for, not the least of which is my sweetheart Michelle! Despite my gratitude for all the joys in my life, however, this holiday is not purely a time of joy. This morning, my dear Michelle left for Dallas to visit her dad and his family. While I'm glad she's getting a break from the stresses in her life, I still felt a pang of sadness as I saw her walk through the security checkpoint at the airport. The fact that we will be together again in 3 days offers some comfort, but I begin to wonder about how I'll be affected by the Christmas break, when she returns to Italy to travel Europe with her mother. Dang, I miss her!

I know this post may be somewhat incoherent and I apologize. I pulled an all-nighter last night to work on a paper that's due in a few weeks, and drove Michelle to the airport at around 6:30. I'm now at work, where I'll remain untill noon, and I come back at 4 to work until MIDNIGHT! (As you can imagine, Thanksgiving had a monetary incentive for anyone who wanted to work... but keep it on the down-low! ). :-)

Well, I hope all of you out there have a great Thanksgiving. I'm going to go grab another cup of coffee...

I LOVE YOU SWEETHEART!!! (see photo for example!!!) :-)
Good 'ol prairie dog lovin'!!!