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Cory just called me...

And, I quote:

"My name is Cory Fields, RT(R)!"


I knew you could do it! He was so nervous going into this (and pretty much since he was in school), but he passed with a 97%!!! I'm so proud of him! &=) It took him about two hours, and since we're in the twenty-first century, he was able to find out his grade before he left. "Back in the day," we had to wait for either the big envelope or the little envelope. I still remember getting my big envelope in the mail. The first thing I did was scream and go running across the yard, and I fell in the drainage ditch and almost killed myself.

So, we're going out for drinks tonight. &=) I'm so freaking proud of you, kiddo! I never had a doubt in my mind that you would pass. But, when it's your ass on the line that they're grading, it's real hard to not be nervous.

He said that he's wasted the past two weeks of his life, especially worrying about this thing, because the test was SO EASY. Although, this guy was also top? second-top? in his class, so it's not like he was in any real danger of flunking. With me, my mom had died, and I had pretty much given up giving a shit about anything - incidentally, that's when all my depression and problems started. But, you all know that story.

Congratulations, Cory! Now, get your ass to the 'ham and let's party like I don't actually have to go to work tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Now, we just have to secure you a regular job, so you can move here and take care of poor Kerry {and me}!)

Caplin Rous

A new favorite site:

Capybara Madness
I've always been fascinated with the capybara for some reason. You can see them at the zoo, but it always makes me sad. And, even though he's NOT a hamster, I think it's the fact that he LOOKS like a giant hamster that trips me out. It's like gigantic cuteness to infinity!

Capybaras are originally from South America and are actually a member of the rodentia order - they are, in fact, the largest member of the rodent family! (Hey, I like rodents - don't knock them till you get to know them!)

You really have to check out the site. His name is Caplin Rous. R.O.U.S., as most of you should know, stands for Rodents of Unusual Size, which comes from the movie The Princess Bride (1987). Although, you must agree, Caplin looks WAY better than the guy in the movie!



Okay, so maybe Caplin can't really read. But, he looks far more distinguished than the former.

Anyway, check Caplin's site out! His birthday is coming up on July 11th (he'll be two!), and his owner, Melanie, wrote a book in his honor, called The Adventure of Celeste the Cat: Celeste and the Giant Hamster.

Happy early birthday, Caplin!

Check him out! He's a handsome fellow!