My sister Turtle is the smartest person I know. Not only is she smart, she's incredibly motivated and dedicated to her education. Today she is in Ottawa, defending her thesis. She's been working on her Master's Degree for 3 years and it all comes down to today. I am so proud of her. Turtle, if you're reading this, stop slacking off and start preparing for your presentation. Ha, I kid. Good luck today, lady. You rock. Call me when you're finished. I promise I won't screen your call like I did last night (I thought it was Mom & Dad calling.)
In other Turtle-related happenings, I have finally decided that I like The Mountain Goats. Turtle kept telling me to pick up their album but I resisted. I tend to give her no credit when it comes to music choices due to her love for The Weakerthans. I know I might get kicked out of Canada for admitting this, but I do not love The Weakerthans. I've never been able to get into them. Anyway, I picked up The Mountain Goats' album 'Heretic Pride' and it's pretty good. I have no idea how to describe it. Folk-rock? The lyrics are clever and sweet and make me want to listen closely so I don't miss something. The only negative thing I have to say about it is that I haven't been able to listen to the whole cd straight through. It's an album best enjoyed on random, interspersed with songs of other genres (in my opinion.)
S was really down this morning because it's his last day of being 29. He told me I have to "be extra nice to him today." I'm hoping that by "be extra nice" he means "go to Kristy's house to eat mac&cheese, drink vodka cocktails and watch the finale of America's Next Top Model."