Thursday, April 24

Today we participated in a campus-wide lock down drill.  At 10:40am I got a text message informing me of the drill, which we all knew was coming because of two previously sent campus-wide emails.  I walked through the building in my house shoes, yelling “Lock down drill, go to your rooms and lock your doors!”  Most of the girls complied, but several of them gave me raised eyebrows.  A few walked out of their rooms to go to their on-campus jobs.

“You’re not going to be able to get into the building.  The whole campus is locked down,” I’d say.


It was eerie to walk through the silent building, knowing that if there were a shooter I’d probably be his (or her) prime target.  I finished the walk-through and promptly locked myself in my office to get some work done.  The drill was over in about 20 minutes, and only when I walked back through to announce its end did I realize how many people were in the building to begin with.  They’d all received their own text messages, so as soon as they got the go ahead they threw open their doors and went about their business.  I guess it’s comforting to know they took it seriously.

Today I got an invitation in the mail addressed to “Ms. Paula Green (and Joel)”.  It made me smile.

I walked around Office Max for a good 45 minutes this afternoon, and all I left with was a package of stenographers notebooks.  That’s what I went in for, but I strongly considered buying a variety of office supplies, such as a post-it holder for my purse, and a magazine rack for my living room.  But I resisted the strong urges that fill me whenever I walk into an office supply store and walked out relatively unscathed.

Tonight we watched Grey’s Anatomy and LOST in HD.  It was glorious.  Here are some of my thoughts:

  • Ellen Pompeo is much older than I originally thought.
  • Intestine in HD looks even more realistic than in normal-D.

The other thing that took up a good chunk of my time today was uploading pictures to facebook.  You can see the albums here, here, and here.  Enjoy my amateur photography.

And seriously, if you can tell me what on earth is happening with LOST, let me know.

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About paula

My favorite ice cream is peppermint, but I settle for mint chocolate chip. I watch scary movies with my fingers over my eyes. I like half-mittens. I hate romantic comedies. Edwin McCain is my musical guilty pleasure. My overly dramatic reactions make me the object of affectionate teasing by my friends. One time, when going out of my way to splash through an exceptionally large puddle, I soaked a family with at least one small child, and possibly a newborn. I got married in December 2008 to my best friend.

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