This was the caption for my latest e-newsletter from my favorite directory on the web - Yelp - and I found it appropriate being that I am currently doing a course in Art Appreciation this quarter. Of course, I may have chosen this class for a couple of reasons; one was out of an interesting in Art and the other was out of a need for an easier class. Now don't get me wrong. I am in no way looking to cruise through college courses but 2006 had been a tough year in the classroom and I guess I was feeling a little burned out. Also, Joel had surgery to repair a ruptured distal tendon in his bicep in December, and I knew I would need to commit some time to taking care of him.
So back to the Arts and the difficult class that I have signed on for this quarter. The workload is absolutely crazy and it is really only an elective class! The online class began on a Monday and we had to take a 3 hr revision exam by 9pm on the Wednesday. Can you believe it? I may have read the required chapters for the week, but in no way did I feel confident to take a 3 hr exam on the material. I began to tell myself that it must consist of multiple choice questions, but again I was wrong. It was made up of essay questions, questions that force you to find artwork that relates to certain techniques and styles, AND interpreting various pieces chosen by the professor. Well, I came, I saw and I conquered, and I managed to complete the exam and scored 33/35 - so maybe there is a hidden artist within me.
If your living in Seattle, then it appears that snow happens...and plenty of it.
Now don't get me wrong I absolutely adore the look of snow, which must be due in part to the fact that I am from Sydney, Australia and have never had the joy of seeing snow in the city - unless you drive 6 hours to find it. But I have to say that from a drivers perspective this is really getting old.
Again, I should be happy that I have had my fair share of snow days this month, which means that my boss pays me to stay at home. But even that is getting old when you are stuck at home feeling like a shut-in.
So enough of my complaints.
I should add that my dog absolutely loves the snow and can be found bouncing around in it every possible chance she gets - which also means faking the need to pee just to get out in it!
So on a positive note lets enjoy it while we can, for soon the snow will melt and it will probably start to rain again.