gunstream girl

Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

I'm a Southerner, born and bred (though you'd never know it from my accent, I'm told). I like to eat 'til I'm tired out from eating, hear good storytelling 'til I can recite the stories in my sleep (Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.), watch people, look at sparkly things, listen to good bluegrass music, dream about owning a dog, tell crazy stories about my family, and organize things.

15 December 2006


Flashback to a conversatin that Elizabeth and I had in middle school.

It went something like this:

J: What's your middle name?
E: I'm not telling.
J: Oh come on, it can't be that bad! What does it start with?
E: I'm not telling.
J: I'll tell you mine. It's Anna. What does it start with?
E: Okay, okay. It starts with an L.
J: Linda? Lori? Lola? Lulu?
E: You're being ridiculous.
J: Lou-ISE?!?! No, no, it could not possibly be that cruel.
E: Bingo.
J: (Wild scramble to pry foot out of mouth.)

To middle names!

To all of you marrieds, if/when you legally changed your name, did you drop your given middle name for your maiden name? For example, did Jennie change from Jennifer Evelyn McClain to Jennifer McClain Beard? Or did you keep all of your names? Or do something very different? I had a long conversation about names a couple of weeks ago with some co-workers. I made the assumption that people keep their maiden names, but then I realized that I didn't know with certianty what people actually did.

13 December 2006

Spanish, Please

I'm starting back to Spanish classes again. In late January. I think it's necessary that I brush up my language skills if I want to progress in my career (still not totally sure what direction that's headed...).
So, beginner Spanish at the local high school (Tommy's high school, actually) every Monday night starting in late January for approximately 8 weeks.
If it goes well, I'll tackle part two in the spring.
I suppose it'd be just as easy to watch Dora the Explorer.