Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Weather and other Random Thoughts

As I sit here and look out my office window it's raining/snowing/sleeting. This normally wouldn't be such a big deal except for the fact that it's April 22 and I live in Blacksburg, Virginia not Siberia. Our weather has been strangely similar to today all week long. If you ever come visit us in Blacksburg you should be sure to bring enough clothes to cover all four seasons because you might quite honestly experience all of them in one day here.

In other news it has been a really busy few weeks for us. Last week we remembered the victims of the April 16 tragedy, line danced, and helped out with The Big Event, a university wide service day to give back to the New River Valley. Tomorrow we leave for Cincinnati to celebrate the wedding of Amy Todd & Mike Suit. We're looking forward to heading out of town for a bit and celebrating with old friends and family! When we get back there will only be a week and a half left till classes end. That's certainly hard to believe. Bring on summer!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rear Window

As I'm writing this Nic & I are finishing up watching Rear Window directed by Sir Alfred Hitchcock himself. It's a Netflix rental recommended by our boss Darrell. I must admit when I saw this movie in our Queue a few days ago I was a bit annoyed at Nic for putting it there. All I'd ever heard about Alfred Hitchcock was my mom's painful memories of watching the movie The Birds. But alas it arrived Tuesday afternoon and we started watching it last night. I have never ever liked scary movies. In fact I remember one Halloween when I was in college several of us went to go see Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I don't know how in the world they ever got me in that theater. The only thing I can figure is that I was pretty smitten with my date (aka Nic) and I watched him the whole time instead of the screen :).

I must admit that I did have to look up the ending to Rear Window on just now while the movie was playing in front of my eyes to ensure that I didn't need to leave the room. Nic already made fun of me, so there's no need to do that, but shoot, in my opinion no movie is worth a night full of nightmares! Check it out if you're looking for a movie to watch. On a scale of 1-5, I rate it 3.5 and Nic says a 4. Who knew the Uebels were such movie buffs.