Panic has officially set in. I’ve got very little time left (9 days!) to get a lot of work done before I fly home for the holidays. Only four days left in Rome. Then I fly to England where I’ll be stuck in another bloody library for four days before jetting off for the states. [Editor’s note: Glaven, I don’t mean to diss libraries, but I’ve currently exceeded my tolerance levels, especially as I’ve been sharing a small study room with Bodily Functions Man. No, I’m not going to go into detail about him. You have imaginations, use them.]
The to-do list doesn’t end when I get to the states either. It seems like I’m going to be bouncing around the country again. I may even be helping my sister drive her car back from NH to Chicago which means I may get the opportunity to egg some of your homes along the way. Or not. Depends on the weather.
The flurry of last minute research has put a kibosh on my exercise goals. The weather hasn’t helped any either. I haven’t run since Sunday. Blah. My sorry ass has only racked up a measly 4.6 HBBC points for the week. That’s pathetic. I hereby make a promise to you all—rain or shine, I will run this weekend. Despite the rain, Rome is a hell of a lot warmer than England or the states right now so I really shouldn’t be such a wuss about it.
Okay, okay, enough blathering. On to the quiz results. The answers were as follows:
1) The Roman water channel is an aqueduct. To get a sense of how big that chamber was, I could stand straight up with my head almost touching the top and I’m 5’5”.
2) The Italian word for ice cream is gelato.
3) The hunk of marble currently being used as a basin in a water fountain is actually a Roman sarcophagus. Yup, dead people used to be in that thing. Mmmm, yummy.
4) The building is the Colosseum.
One person actually got all the answers right, but I have no idea who they are since they signed in as anonymous. Also, they appear to have posted past my 2 am cut off time, so they’re ineligible anyway. Sorry, Anonymous. Better luck next time.
So, the first one with the most correct answers was Theresa. Yay Theresa! The second winner as determined by the random number generator is commenter #15.
That would be Jenn from Getting Fit and Loving It. Yay Jenn! Ladies, email me your addresses and I’ll get those Popeners out to you on Monday.
All right, back to the grind for me. That is, until this evening when there is a grand extravaganza in honor of the Nerditorium artists showing off some of their work. There will be much drinking and merriment and potentially an ‘artsy’ porn film. Should be good times.
Have a great weekend, everyone!