as koellner pointed out to me, it has been a while since i have vented any of my feelings in html format. still the newest, most fun thing on my plate is the guitar jon got me for my birthday. i'm teaching myself one-finger chords! fuckin' rock. the sucking vortex which is the foundation has almost fully sucked me in for the summer, and i'm counting on my research project to be my saving grace, as i don't think i can physically handle 40 hours a week in that crazy building! fourth of july was fun, (even though i woke up the next day with a kidney infection)--we spent the day out at my uncle's eating, then went out on his boat to watch fireworks. it would have been more fun if there had been drunken shenanigans, but a good time was had by all in any case. i hope koellner, tim and bill are looking forward to a true geek-end at the dungeons and dragons convention...sounds like another weekend of me watching city of heroes! as for right now, i am "working" at the foundation, planning on emailing my long lost cousin, dreading my father's phone call, wondering when my new, non-expired credit card will come, and counting the minutes until the $600 magically appears in my account, courtesy of the U of M.