Sunday, January 31, 2010

Gay Guy in Seminary: Day 168 (Fall Term)

Not much to report today. My aunt sent me home with 6 grocery bags worth of random food yesterday, one of which was a bag full of apples. I took 10 of them and the 2 of the pears she also put in there and cooked them down into curry sauce that I can freeze and use later. There's still a half bag of apples left. I'll need to make a Marlboro pie later this week before they go bad... but that's still a lot of apples.

One of the bags was full of oranges, so I think I'll reduce that down into a glaze I can use with meat. There was also a ton of pasta, 3 small bags of rice, assorted can goods, peanut butter, crab cakes, Dr. Pepper, dried persimmons, iced tea and Jell-O. Her timing couldn't have been more perfect because I've pretty much gone through the food I took from my parents.

I started working on another scholarship application today. I worked on it for over an hour, but got less than halfway through. Faith called in the meantime 'cuz she wanted to watch some movies, and after all of the cooking and cleaning I did today, the thought of spending the rest of the night working on scholarship applications was just not doing it for me.

So, we went to Holy Grounds and watched Shelter and Dark City. We were going to watch Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but we couldn't get the subtitles to work.

Classes start tomorrow, but I haven't been able to buy any books because we can't get our student loans until this Wednesday. Argh.


  1. Don't buy early! I just learned the hard way today that it is not good to buy textbooks too early. Spent $202 on textbook, didn't end up taking class, returned book and Amazon only gave me $51 back, since it's been over 30 days...I'm not sure about the ecumenical position on this, but I'm pretty sure they are Satan.

  2. Yeah, I bought a bunch of textbooks for last term that I never even looked at. The only problem with waiting to buy textbooks, though, is that your professors expect you to start doing the readings right away, and it sometimes takes weeks for the books to arrive. I guess it doesn't matter anyway, 'cuz I don't have any money to buy them O_o

  3. Right there with you. No fin aid for me means I have to put away $370/month for tuition & books. Sucks!...but at least I have a cool TV and blu-ray player that streams Netflix. I'm all about prioritizing.