Becca came to visit today and it was sooo much fun! We did it to surprise my dad and he was totally shocked! Amazing! J She got here around and we headed home and ate lunch while waiting for Dad. He came in and just started laughing – amazing response. We all went swimming (which was wonderful because I haven’t done that in a while) and then I came back to school for the football game. The parentals, family friends and Becca came to the game, but it didn’t turn out well. After the first touchdown (about 2 minutes in) we had to pause the game because of lightening. So, we packed up all the pep band stuff and hide underneath for a while. At we started again and about 10 minutes later we scored again. Well, in comes more lightening and the suddenly, and without warning the rain comes. Yeah major rain. So, we packed up all the pep band stuff and Becca and I came back to the dorm. We had a totally awesome time online talking to CTYers and Becca told everyone else who imed me that I was kidnapped. She just left and headed home, but we shall reunite soon to see Wicked. An amazing visit indeed!
Here are some great lines from our conversation with Adam! J
Mantec02: my last task of the day is trying to creat a bookshelf out of 3 sheets of particle board
Mantec02: yeah, I don't know quite how I'm going to do this
SammiRo10: yeah - we don't think we could be much help either
SammiRo10: we think you need 5
SammiRo10: how about home depot?
Mantec02: (bookshelf with only 3 peices)
Mantec02: that's where I got it
SammiRo10: why did you only buy three?
Mantec02: well, I decided against buying more because they didn't have any
SammiRo10: that is a good reason
Mantec02: I thought so
Mantec02: lol...yeah, I just wanted something cheap, so I went to the cull lumber section
Mantec02: I also bought 5 1x8s...but that's for another project
SammiRo10: but three pieces of wood does not equal book shelf
Mantec02: 2 legs+1 surface?
SammiRo10: that is a table
SammiRo10: not a bookshelf
Mantec02: I'd settle for a table
SammiRo10: you might as well just put the books on the floor and make them look like that
SammiRo10: that is lame
SammiRo10: in our opinion
Mantec02: :o( so I'm not jesus
SammiRo10: you are not jesus - we thought you were
Mantec02: (the only famous carpenter I could think of)
Mantec02: well, not in the carpentry skill area
SammiRo10: sammi would have gone with the carpenters... the band
SammiRo10: so you are the messaiah but not the carpenter part
SammiRo10: i guess you got the good part
Mantec02: well, I do what I can
Mantec02: I can only save your soul, I can't build your deck
SammiRo10: thanks for letting us know that
SammiRo10: we will keep it in mind for next summer
Mantec02: sure thing
SammiRo10: adam's activity - Soul saving
Mantec02: I'll have business cards printed
Mantec02: on the other hand, I've discovered several ways of how not to make a bookself
SammiRo10: did you at least make a table?
SammiRo10: well that is good
SammiRo10: i think you need roger
SammiRo10: too bad he went to
Mantec02 is away at .
Mantec02 returned at .
SammiRo10: did you drop wood on your foot?
SammiRo10: or on your computer?
SammiRo10: or on your hand?
Mantec02: twice...no...more times than I can count on my remaining 7 fingers
SammiRo10: ooh - poor thing
SammiRo10: give up on the bookshelf and just stack your books in a pretty design
Mantec02: I'm using stacked books to support the legs
Mantec02: and I have the table top across the legs in a quasi-pi shape
SammiRo10: oh that works except you can't actually get to those books
SammiRo10: we like pi
Mantec02: oh, for now it's just for getting the books out of my way
SammiRo10: pi with an e will be for eating, pi without an e will be the number for all things round
SammiRo10: oh... that is a good plan
SammiRo10: if i were you - i would keep your apartment covered in books, and wait until roger comes back from law school
SammiRo10: he is good and fixing problems like that
SammiRo10: he might build a wind tunnel if you ask really nicely and a hot air balloon
SammiRo10: just make sure he doesn't get close to fire
SammiRo10: bad, bad, bad with him and fire
Mantec02: hlp,,.,treppd uhndr shlf...
SammiRo10: told you you should have waited for roger
SammiRo10: where is your roommate btw?
SammiRo10: he could help
Mantec02: phwew! free!
Mantec02: well, the bookshelf has officially served its purpose...there are books on top of it now
SammiRo10: does that mean that the boards are on the bottom and books are stacked on it?
Mantec02: nope..2 legs, supported by 1 dresser, 1 bed, and 2 stackes of books underneath
Mantec02: with a healthy serving of books on top
Mantec02: nothing like killing an ant with a sledge hammer!
SammiRo10: now you can't move ANY of your furniture
SammiRo10: or sleep in your bed
SammiRo10: you must stand in the middle of the room to sleep
SammiRo10: so that your books don't fall down
SammiRo10: we could write you top ten ways to correctly build a bookshelf
SammiRo10: #1 would be - buy an ACTUAL bookshelf
Mantec02: I'd love to hear the other 9
SammiRo10: they would all be - the same as number one... just change the location where you bought it from
SammiRo10: and none of them would be - buy three pieces fro home depot and use your bed and dresser
SammiRo10: #2 buy a bookshelf from ikea
SammiRo10: #3 steal a bookshelf from ikea
SammiRo10: #4 have someone else steal a bookshelf from ikea
SammiRo10: #5 take up residence in ikea so you have as many bookshelves as you possibly want
SammiRo10: #6 break into the Western shore apartments and steal a bookshelf from there
SammiRo10: #7 steal a WS key and break into the Western shore apartments and take a bookshelf from there
SammiRo10: #8 use your CTY office key and steal one from Scott Dodd's office (and make up some random reason why you need it in your class) and then it won't be stealing
SammiRo10: #9 - drive you hostra and steal sammi's bookshelf
SammiRo10: (she would give it to you if you could carry it)
SammiRo10: #10 - drive to Becca's apartment and steal her bookshelf that DOES NOT contain the journals (that one is too important)
SammiRo10: there you go
Mantec02: hmmm...a few of those options sound good!
Mantec02: thanks !