Enough said


“Hey everybody, I am from Holland. Isn’t that vierd?”

Well I’ve done it. I finished grading the 110 essays from the students’ finals, and I wrote the 2 page book report that was proving impossible to write the other day.

Nothing like the sense of accomplishment.

To give myself a mental break before I try figuring out what to do with the clutter on my desk, I decided to do what any person would do in that type of situation: look up my family tree!

For those of you who don’t know, the VanderZandens (or Van der Zandens, Vander Zandens, or Vanderzandens) come from Holland. From what I could tell, most of them came from the same¬†family, which settled either in Wisconsin or Oregon. My great, great grandpa came to the US in 1865. Some of his kids went to Wisconsin, and some went to Oregon. His name was Johannes. How Dutch is that? How Dutch am I?

Anyway, I feel much more informed about the VanderZanden family line.

Cue Austin Powers clip!

*Smooth transition*

Last week I bought myself an early Christmas present. I have been borrowing Brady’s USB drive ever since mine was stolen in my unfortunate getting-my-backpack-stolen-in-San-Francisco¬†incident, so I figured it was about time to get a new one. What I got is so much more than just a flash drive:

"But how does it plug into the USB outlet?"

Voila! (sp?)

There are a few reasons this my favorite Angry Bird, but mostly because he can just blow your socks off.

Side note, I should probably stop playing Angry Birds before bed, because I turn into a very angry bird and can’t sleep.

Home in 5 days!