Since I don't belong to the working world then weekends don't hold any real significance for me. Sure, it's when Jason is around more (and that counts for a lot), but he often has games on Saturday (she said with bitterness) and Sunday is full of churchy things. With that said, I think Wednesday is my favorite. What's there not to love about Wednesday?
First of all, I get to make my weekly pilgrimage over to WOU for my Irish lit class. Yesterday we discussed short stores written by Irish women. Good topic. Good stories. We learned how to say "How are you?" and "I am fine/well" in Irish. I don't have my notes in front of me, so I'll have to type up those phrases later.
But the best part about yesterday's class was afterward when the prof and us grad students got together and hung out. Even though I was really tired (having stayed up late the night before finishing my homework!), it was so fun to kick back, have a beer and talk about things both in and outside of the academic world. Naturally, we should have all been drinking Guinness, but the establishment didn't have it on tap. So I (along with most of the others) settled for the next best thing: Black Butte Porter. (You beer drinkers who are outside the Pac NW are seriously missing out on this fine beer. In fact, my brother in law who lives in Massachusetts regularly laments about the absence of Black Butte over there.) All in all, a grand time.
While I was away, my oh so thoughtful husband recorded Alias for me. We loved the first couple seasons, but last season was so bleh. I'm hoping the series steps it up a notch and pulls through for this year. Normally on Wednesday nights we watch Alias and tape West Wing (which also has had some bleh seasons, but I'm liking some of the new characters they have introduced recently); that way, in a pinch we can watch the taped West Wing even if Sydney is still up. If we tape Alias, then we have to wait until she goes to bed because she can't watch that (too violent). So, I missed West Wing last night altogether, but hooray for me the professor of my class taped it and so I'll borrow that from him.
Another wonderful thing about Wednesday this week is that Leslie over at Rubber-Sol announced the great news: She's having a girl! She also posted her sonogram photos, and they are quite amazing. Hooray hooray for Leslie.
And the other good thing about Wednesdays? It's garbage day! I don't know about you, but I just love it when the garbage truck comes and takes away all my trash. It's like magic. I wake up Wednesday morning and poof! all those smelly diapers and rotten food and yucky trash are gone. For a few brief moments my house is trash free. It's a nice feeling.