happy (ugh) new year...

so, thrilling start to the new year. back at school. two tests down. fire in the church across the street...http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-060106fire,1,5281826.story?coll=chi-news-hed
terrible stuff. luckily no one was in the church, so the only injuries were some firefighters who had heat exhaustion or inhalation injuries (i think). the church is directly across the street from the residence hall for my school. luckily only 18 of the ~150 residents got displaced.
in other news...um, well i really don't have any other news.