this is our hero, buttercup, showing off her powers of what we like to call "the fatness". sorry i've been away so long, by the way. that's what working six days a week will do. but hey, it beats slogging through six classes in one semester, as i did this past fall (in case you were wondering, i got four A's and two A+'s). luckily, i'll only be taking five classes this semester. what a relief that will be--well, it would be a relief if it weren't for the two jobs and volunteering that will be added to those five classes. wasn't life supposed to be easier by now?