Tuesday, April 18, 2006

It's not every day you get to celebrate a rich doctor slapping you on the butt.
So I had a great birthday. Mike took me out to Texas Roadhouse, the same place I took him on his 21st birthday, and ordered me a drink. It was a Texas Peach somethingorother. And it was nice. We also went and bought some bourbon at ABC...but that's to make chicken. Seriously. But it was still nice to be able to accompany my own husband into the liquor store.

They printed it!!
Yes that's right, yours truly is now a published author. I picked up a copy of the Alligator today and there was my letter to the editor. I was pretty darn proud of myself for not being one of those people who complains about something and never takes action.

And finally...
Since I just celebrated the day of my birth, I'll post a picture of me and the woman who was kind enough to pass me into this world. And the person who was kind enough to pass her into this world. Here's Vicky and her mom Lynda, better known to me as mom and Grandma.


Scary, isn't it? Mike says he knows exactly what I'll look like in 20 and 40 years. And I think you'll agree when I say that's a good thing.

J-Wo out.

Friday, April 14, 2006




Hey everyone,

To start with, I've been told that some of you are having difficulty leaving comments on my blog, so I apologize if I guilted you for that when you tried. Just in case you ever want to comment again, just click "Post A Comment" and type whatever you want in the text box. Below that you will have to choose your identity (if you don't have a blog with this site you can just choose "Other" or "Anonymous") and do word verification. The word verification is to prevent junk mailers from leaving mass comments on people's blogs that say things like "Earn $100,000,000,000,000 in one day!"
So that's that. Tomorrow Mike and I are headed to Clermont for Easter and to celebrate my birthday with the fam. My mom is making the best cake in the world, and I get to see my wonderful family - it's a win-win situation :)
I'll leave you with some wedding pictures and something I thought would interest you all. This letter to the editor appeared in the Independent Florida Alligator today, which is kind of like our school newspaper except UF does not support them so they can't control what content is covered in the paper. Below that you will find the response I sent to the Alligator. Whether or not they'll print it remains to be seen.
Letter to the Editor
Students should know to obey traffic laws
If UF students have to be so incredibly intelligent to be accepted by UF, why is it so hard for you to observe and obey basic traffic laws? Like red lights. Red means stop. The red light, I'm afraid, does not get any more red. There are no shades of red to tell you the kind of stop you can make, as if giving you a choice to maybe stop or speed up and then finally come to an actual full stop. The yellow light is your warning that quite possibly a red light is about to appear. In my experience, there are no traffic light jokes that the yellow light just suddenly decides to go back to green again. If you see a yellow light, it is, without a doubt, going to turn red.
Another clue to some of you traffic-light-challenged is that if the other people in the other lanes are slowing down or - as in the case of the other afternoon, when I was in a near-miss accident with a particular impatient person - at a complete stop and the light is red, that should be an even further clue that you need to stop. It is not a clue to speed up and then honk angrily at the people who actually have a green light and the right to go into the intersection.
Why is this hard?
L. Miller


The person who voiced their opinion in Friday’s Alligator about UF students and their sometimes abominable driving habits was obviously angry at the time he/she wrote it (I say he/she because the person did not have the courage to sign their first name). Mr. or Ms. Miller, I understand your exasperation. I’ve done my fair share of screaming obscenities from behind the wheel at drivers who appear to lack understanding of basic traffic rules. However, instead of singling out one demographic group, I make sure to spend equal time blaming people from all walks of life – from the high school babies to the blue-hairs. Sometimes I even step back and look at the larger problem – the deplorable traffic conditions in Gainesville that surely are doing nothing to help the problem, and probably are making it worse.

-Jacki Wolfe
Now the pictures. Since Kathleen requested hair pictures, I'll go ahead and do some of the detail shots of my hair and dress:


A detail of the waist of my dress. In case you never heard the story, I found my dress at a consignment shop after visiting several bridal stores and never finding "the one." We paid about a third of what this dress costs at retail price.

Yes it is a corset back and yes it was tight.

Happy Easter everyone!

~Jacki

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Close encounters with the freakishly tall kind

So I was walking to class today, right in front of the Florida Gym, and guess who I see...Joakim Noah! If you don't know who that is, scroll down a little and you'll see his picture. He's even weirder looking in real life. And very, very tall. The funny thing was, as tall as he is, his feet look disproportionally big. I'm talking clown-feet big. And no, I didn't talk to him. What would I say? "Hi, I watched you on TV, so that means I can be like everyone else and not give you a moment's peace. Can I take your picture with my phone?"

Other than that, not much is happening. I have an ongoing stomach ache today, no fun. Mike is making me increasingly curious as to what he's doing for my birthday. Oh, and speaking of Mike, apparently he's the only person who reads this blog, because he's the only person who signed my guestbook when I asked you all to. It's not too late! I just want some lovin', people, seriously. I don't do this for my own health, I do it so you can all keep track of my super-exciting life. So now that you've all had a healthy dose of guilt, have a nice day!!

Wedding picture of the day




-Jacki

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Here she is

We finally got some pictures developed today, so here's our newest arrival, Brooklyn Wolfe. She's about 7 weeks old now.


Ain't she cute? Some more for your viewing pleasure:


And since I never put any pictures of Sophie up here, this is her. We think she is a Treeing Walker Coonhound, but if you lay her ears flat she looks like a tall beagle. So that's our zoo.

Until next time,

Jacki

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Time for a real update

Hey guys,

First off, let me wish a happy birthday to my big brother Dave. He turned 24 yesterday, so if you missed it, it's not too late to make the long-distance call to Kentucky.

Last post, I mentioned the two tests I had this past Wednesday. The first one was in the class I've been struggling in, and I am happy to announce that I got a 90 (!!!) I was lucky in that apparently I studied harder than everyone else in the class, because my prof had to add several points so not too many people failed. So I'm reeeeeally happy about that. Oh and I made a B on the other test. I probably could have done better had I not had the other test on the same day, but given the circumstances (esp. with the whole UF Basketball team being the best) I'm happy.

You'll notice that I put a little weather sticker at the top of my blog, so I can laugh at you when it's warm here in the winter and you Northerners (and by that I mean anything above Georgia) can laugh at me when it's a million degrees in the summer. In closing, the obligatory wedding picture, since Joakim Noah from the last post was not in my wedding. I wonder how he looks in a tuxedo...


Since it's Dave's birthday, here's what he looks like. The other person in this picture has a birthday in 9 days....

Smell ya'll later,
Jacki

p.s. I'm curious to see how many people actually read this thing. So if you do, please leave a comment and tell me how much you like my blog. If you don't, say you like it anyway.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

HOW ABOUT THEM GATORS!!

I haven't had a chance to post about this yet, mostly because I'm just now starting to believe it. Mike and I went to the O'Connell center with a friend to watch the game with 5,000 other people. If you saw the wide-screen shot right before the clock ran out, that was me wearing the orange and blue shirt. It was C-R-A-Z-Y, totally insane. People were hugging strangers, hanging out of cars, ripping off clothes....like I said, crazy. The only downside was I had to focus on the two tests that I had on Wednesday. I nearly went crazy studying for them, it wold have been bad enough if there had been only one and we hadn't just won the National Championship. But anyway, GO GATORS!

-Jacki

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Hey guys,

Not too many exciting things have happened this week. I went to a seminar called "Career Paths for Psychology Majors" and learned that I have no idea what I want to do when I graduate. Seriously, all I want to do is be a mom, but the problem is, what to do until that time comes. Other than that, I registered for classes yesterday, and while the online system used now is undoubtedly better than the way they used to do it, it's still a royal pain. But as of now, I'm taking:

  • Lab Methods of Psychology (required, allegedly boring class)
  • Problem Solving Using Computer Software (because computer skills are always marketable!
  • Psychology of Aging (why old people forget things)
  • Ancient Cities: Greece (because I like history and needed an elective)

    Other than that, we're gearing up to watch the Gators whoop George Mason tonight at 6:07 (??) It's pretty cool that a basketball team from a football school has made it so far. If you watch the game, check out Joakim Noah. He is without a doubt the weirdest looking basketball player I have ever seen, and yes, that includes Dennis Rodman. It doesn't help that he's always doing that battle cry thing and he lost a tooth a few weeks ago. But before I get sidetracked, let me leave you with another wedding picture and then something funny I found.
    • Since you got to see the boys last week, I wanted to show you that yes, I had girls in the wedding party, too :) From left to right we have:

      • Kathleen (Bridesmaid, Mike's sister)
      • Melissa (Maid of Honor #1, friend from camp)
      • Me
      • April (guestbook attendant, my cousin)
      • Megan (Maid of Honor #2, friend from camp, and for those less observant, Melissa's twin sister
      • Keri (Bridesmaid, friend from Clermont and camp)
      • Rachel (Bridesmaid, my cousin, and April's sister)

      Just as a funny sidenote, I told all the girls the day before the wedding to make SURE not to hold their bouquets way up under their chins, because I've seen wedding where the girls get nervous and do that and it's not very attractive. Anyway, if you look at all the pictures that Kathleen is in she's always very mindful of where her bouquet is, holding it very low!


      My mom made the dresses for the girls (notice how they're all little different), and I made the shoes. They were Old Navy flip flops and I glued ribbon on the thong part. They were very excited not to have to wear heels.


      Now onto the funny thing:
      If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, might their "Who's On First?" routine have turned out something like this?

      ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
      COSTELLO: Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.
      ABBOTT: Mac?
      COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.
      ABBOTT: Your computer?
      COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.
      ABBOTT: Mac?
      COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.
      ABBOTT: What about Windows?
      COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?
      ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?
      COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?
      ABBOTT: Wallpaper.
      COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.
      ABBOTT: Software for Windows?
      COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals and track expenses. What do you have?
      ABBOTT: Office.
      COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?
      ABBOTT: I just did.
      COSTELLO: You just did what?
      ABBOTT: Recommend something.
      COSTELLO: You recommended something?
      ABBOTT: Yes.
      COSTELLO: For my office?
      ABBOTT: Yes.
      COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?
      ABBOTT: Office.
      COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!
      ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.
      COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?
      ABBOTT: Word.
      COSTELLO: What word?
      ABBOTT: Word in Office.
      COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.
      ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
      COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?
      ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue "W".
      COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue "w" if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?
      ABBOTT: Money.
      COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?
      ABBOTT: Money.
      COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?
      ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.
      COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?
      ABBOTT: Money.
      COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?
      ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.
      COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?
      ABBOTT: One copy.
      COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?
      ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.
      COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?
      ABBOTT: Why not? THEY OWN IT!

      (A few days later)ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
      COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?
      ABBOTT: Click on "START"............