The week of natural disasters

Well last week was the week of natural disasters around here. First there was an earthquake and then a few days a hurricane. Having never been in a hurricane before Ly thought that was much more exciting if you will. So exciting in fact that the power went out early Saturday and has yet to be turned back on.

Luckily (depending on your point of view) VCU didn't run out of power so not only was school and exams not cancelled, but Ly was able to go "borrow" the internet/watch movies/charge her phone and computer on campus while Alan studied.

Here are some photos of our neighborhood after the storm


Study. Study. Study.

Alan has a test in the morning and he's been studying for what seems like days. At least he is enjoying his comfy new chair.


Fifty Cent Book Sale

Ly is addicted to books.

She is also addicted to buying books.

During the time the Ly+Alan lived across the street from the bookstore there was a significant increase in money spent on books in the monthly budget. Alan has since banned Ly from purchasing numerous books at once (citing the fact that they are expensive and Ly finishes them in an hour) and so Ly has become friends with her local library. Yesterday afternoon on her way home from the library, Ly noticed that they were selling books for fifty cents. That's half a dollar for all you non-money-thinking people. There were hundreds of books she wanted but managed to weed some out and came home with three new books. 3 books under 2 bucks? Awesome.


Morning Surprise

This morning as Ly went to make herself some scrambled eggs for breakfast this is what she saw:

Love notes via eggs. What a nice/creative/different surprise from Alan who has been rather busy this week with a pharmacology exam coming up on Friday.

It's the little things that get Ly+Alan through test weeks.



As most everyone knows, Ly is obsessed with Harry Potter. She read almost all of the books with her family out loud and enjoyed every second of it. And when the last Harry Potter book came out the day she got married, Ly convinced her sister and mom to get her a copy of the book at midnight and bring it to her reception the next day so she could read it on her honeymoon. (It did rain a few days, giving Ly plenty of time to read...and luckily Alan knew what he was getting into when he said I do.)

Anyway Ly saw the lasted Harry Potter movie (Deathly Hallows Part 2) in Chicago with Alan when their plane got canceled. She liked it but was a little let down when she realized that the Harry Potter story was over....no more books and no more movies. Sadness. Luckily JK Rowling foresaw this feeling (or perhaps her PR people/publisher did) and announced the release of Pottermore.com, an online harry potter type world that supposedly gives each user an individualized experience with the wizarding world. As one can imagine this news excited millions of people across the globe. Ly got especially excited when she found out that the site would allow a few hundred thousand people early access and immediately set her sights on becoming one of those lucky people. And, as luck/an immense knowledge of all things Harry Potter/the best sister in the entire world, Ly got an account on Pottermore!!

Have you got your Pottermore account yet? Or are you over the whole Harry Potter craze?