10/4/07 - Words that are used too much, the house and more heartbeats

Over the last couple of months, I've noticed a strange trend in word usage. It might just be that I'm more aware of it than normal, or word usage is contagious. Currently the word of the moment is "So". When someone is talking, and they complete a story (myself included), if the story turns out to not really have a "closing" the speaker will follow with a "so..." and then a fairly awkward pause in conversation. Now that I've said something, you will probably either catch yourself or realize how big of an idiot I am.

A while back, the first trend I noticed was the use of "Like I said" or "again". It seemed like anytime someone was telling a speaking, at the end of a stretch of dialogue, the speaker would summarize the story by saying the above words and basically repeating the same information.

There was another one that I can't remember before the "so" epidemic that is sweeping the nation. If I think of it, I'll update this, but I doubt it's going to happen.

We are moved into the new house (wow, it's been that long since I updated) and are almost unpacked completely. The nursery is currently filled with stuff to go in our garage sale (Aunt Bev and Natalie, when are we having that?). The "workout room" has not been completed as I need a desk for the computer and TV and the office still has a few things that need to find their permanent home. I'm still trying to decide if I want to paint the office and I think I might have talked myself into it this morning. Cristi mentioned that I had done a really good job decorating (I basically took all my computer and Raiders stuff and hung it on the wall) and I really felt like the beige colored walls weren't doing it for me like they did at the old house. I'll have to see if I can maybe get some help this weekend to move a few things and get it all painted, we'll see how that goes.

We had another checkup Tuesday and we got to hear the baby's heartbeat again. The doctor said it was at 150 which is a healthy rate. I think she said that 120-160 is normal, so we are closer to the higher end. Of course, depending on who you ask, that means we are having a boy or a girl. We won't find that out until our next appointment on the 23rd of this month.

So far we have gone very well with no cable (or tv at all) and no internet. I've gone over to my parent's a few times to check email and a few other things, but other than that, I haven't really missed TV. Now that the baseball playoffs have started, I'd kind of like to watch some of the games, but honestly, I've got more important things I can be doing. I've started reading more and have read through about a novel a week (and that's only reading on the weekends).

We got a chance to go to the Razorback game last weekend and had a blast. Cristi had never seen a game in Fayetteville so it was a cool experience for her. I really wish McFadden and Jones could have played more (they only played a little more than a quarter and a half) but it was good to see the Hogs dominate a game like they did. I expect this weekend should be no different as we play UT Chatanooga at home.

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By Anonymous Denise, at October 28, 2008 at 2:29 PM  

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