The above photograph was taken last fall. When it was cool outside. Click it to view it large.
It is freakin’ sweltering hot outside. It is April. It is supposed to be spring. NOT near record-breaking temps in the 90s or whatever unbelievable temperature it was today. At 4pm, I had to walk across the very small campus – maybe 2 blocks worth of walking – and while I was walking fast because I was in a hurry, I was dripping wet by the time I arrived at the Fine Arts department offices. I was miserable. This makes me cranky.
Tomorrow’s high temperature is expected to be 94 degrees. That doesn’t even take into account the “feels like” temperature, which will probably be around 97 degrees with the nasty humidity.
Oh yeah, I am *so* excited that summer is right around the corner. Ha!
It is going to be a long, hot summer. I am grumpy just thinking about it.
I’ll try to stop complaining now. There is no use. We aren’t moving anywhere – I put in a plug last night for Mike to try to get a job at the giant company that his friend Mandy now works at in Seattle (not Microsoft), but he pointed out what a good place he is at right now with his company – he is doing what he loves, he has room to advance, so on and so forth. Neither one of us wants to give that up. If only it didn’t mean living in Houston. Of course, there are other reasons to stay here – low cost of living, inexpensive housing (especially compared to Seattle!), my parents live here (although my Mom wants to move too), Jason is about to start high school, if we moved I would have to pay “out of state” tuiton for awhile in a new state until we met the residency requirements… the list goes on.
On a positive note, my Half Pi Shawl is done! I just have to block it out tonight or tomorrow night. And I entered 5 photographs in the Fine Arts department competition – 2 Paris photos (only one which has been posted online), 1 flower photo, and 2 black & white photographs (including the sleeping flamingos); if they select any of them they will be displayed in the gallery on campus, and the winner of the competition gets scholarship money. I also have my applications for two other scholarships almost ready to go – the Honor Students scholarship (I am in Honors Chemistry right now), and the Pre-Professional Medical program scholarship. Having someone else cover the cost of books and tuition would be sweet!
Oh! And I can put a price on the prints and offer them up for sale! It would be so awesome to have someone buy my photographs!