"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

-- The Dalai Lama

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Busy...

...but fun busy. We're so ready to move, I can't tell you. I've ordered or transferred all of the things that needed to be ordered or transferred. The packing is underway and the truck is rented, ready and waiting.

While I was packing on Monday I came across a gift certificate to this fancy spa my mom bought me for my birthday - 5 years ago! Five years ago I had no interest in going to a fancy spa. Now I have every interest in going to a fancy spa, and so I called them up figuring there is no way this certificate had not expired long ago. Much to my surprise - it was still good!

The obvious end to this story is that I spent all day yesterday at a fancy spa and it was very, very nice. I had eight inches taken off my hair and I love it! This is the haircut I've been wanting for years, but being so not inclined to read those magazines where people talk about hair I had no idea how to communicate this desire - then my obviously magical hairdresser somehow figured it out through my ramblings. Amazing.

After various other forms of pampering I was able to tip exorbitantly due to the wonder that was that gift certificate. All in all, a fantastic day!

In law school news: The orientation coordinators at Lewis & Clark have started setting up some pre-orientation events in and around Portland. I've RSVP'd J and I for tango lessons, a "mystery movie night" at the Bagdad Theater and Pub and of course the obligatory "welcome to school" picnic. See, we can be social! I've also signed up for an invasive species eradication project (in Tryon Creek State Park, for those interested) organized by the pro bono coordinator. I figure it will be nice to do something familiar the day before all of the unfamiliar begins.

6 comments:

CM said...

"Invasive species eradication" = weeding?

Shannon said...

:) I never thought of it that way, but yeah, it is large-scale weeding!

jake said...

'"Invasive species eradication" = weeding?'

still laughing...

see you at the picnic

Dagny said...

There are so many pre-orientation events going on. I watched Legally Blonde the other night on TV, and couldn't help but think that Elle Woods should have went to Lewis and Clark. Seems like she would have had plenty of social events to attend!

Shannon said...

Dagny - Are you attending any of the planned events?

Dagny said...

My husband is an awesome ballroom dancer and really wants to check out the tango lessons. So hopefully we will be there as well!

The only other one I have planned on attending is the picnic. The other events look fun and I might eventually decide to check out a few of them!