Whoo-hoo!!! I’m back! Good Lord, did I miss being online. I missed IM’ing so much. I think just being offline for this past week has made me type slower. Or something like that.
The story is: It’s been raining really hard lately. Like, circus animals on steroids. Apparently, the underground lines running to our house were affected by all the water. (As far as I know, everyone else on this block was fine.) There was a loud buzzing noise and static on our house phone, and the Internet line (we have two) was so bad I could only stay connected for twenty minutes at a time, if that. So they came out last week and today to fix them. The only problem now is that the house phone line is being used for the Internet, and vice versa. My mom was yelling at me earlier ’cause she thought I was ignoring the phone when she called. It never rang; she was calling the number that currently leads to the computer. But the moral of the story is: Lindsay was terribly lonely and hopes to never go through that again. I missed you all so much!
I managed to update a few times on uJ [6/17, 6/24, 6/26]. I keep the client running on my computer, so I could type the entries when I felt like it and post them in seconds once I got a halfway decent connection. Semagic rocks.
In other news, still no local Teen Jeopardy! auditions. I’m hoping for D.C. Or maybe Baltimore; they did one there the year that guy from Greenbelt won. I want to be on the show so badly. I just got finished watching it and eating dinner (Hamburger Helper — lame, but tasty). I love playing along. I get angry at people who watch it with me and won’t answer in the form of a question. It doesn’t even have to be grammatically correct; a person can be a “what” — it’s not that hard to play right! But one of my ambitions is to compete on Jeopardy!, and now that I’m eligible, I’m going for it.
I just caught the very beginning of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter on ABC, right after Jeopardy! It was so cool; John Ritter (who plays the dad) quoted two of the rules verbatim. I don’t know if my dad has the read the copy I got him yet. I still love those rules — and my dad — even if Greg isn’t too keen on them. ;)
I got my SAT scores in the mail today. I got a 1300! 700 verbal, 600 math. I was so excited, I almost got up and danced on the spot. But since I was outside, I didn’t. Even though no one was within sight. I danced internally. I swear I thought I’d do worse this time around. I was happy with 660 verbal, but I’m glad I managed to pull my math up a little bit. I think I’m going to quit now, though. Even if (horrors!) my ACT score turns out comparably lower, I still have a pretty good score. I’ll run it through the Princeton Review Counselor-O-Matic next chance I get.
Reese Witherspoon was on TRL today, very pregnant but still pretty. I don’t know if I want to see Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde, though. Legally Blonde was great in itself; I don’t know if a sequel could do it justice. I was fine with the Elle-graduates-and-Emmett’s-going-to-propose ending. It’s good that Reese is getting more recognition in Hollywood, but not every movie needs a sequel. Sequels, by definition, have to be as good as or better than the original, or they just flat-out suck.
New layout for Rajni (lol) and a new host and layout for Mykella. ::breathes in the wonderful scent of the World Wide Web:: It feels good to be back.