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Tuesday, May 15th, 2007
8:32 pm - Playoffs
So the Red Wings are doing phenominally against the Ducks afer losing Game 2 in Detroit...and the Pistons LOST at home to the Bulls?? What is going on? Not that I'm not happy about the Wings...but the Pistons were *supposed* to finish off the Bulls tonight. Granted they still have 2 games to win 1.

I do have to say that I like being a Detroit fan right now. I may get crap at work (being in Avs/Nuggets/Broncos territory as I am) but you can't deny that we have 3 really great teams right now (Red Wings in Conf Finals, Pistons in Conf Semis and Tigers #2 in the AL). If only we could do something about the Lions...

current mood: optimistic

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007
9:37 pm - My first vacation!
I'm actually taking some time off!! It's my first "vacation" since I started work a year ago. It's great. :) Although it didn't start out that way....Friday was NOT a good day. Started out finishing packing, etc (the usual before a trip last minute stuff) got a couple blocks from my house...and...my car stalls. OK. Not a problem...just restart it...except it wouldn't! Luckily a police officer came along and helped push me into the parking lot across the street. I was rushed because I was worried about getting to the airport on time. Made in plenty of time....because my flight was delayed 2 hrs! Ugh...of course that turned into 3 hrs. Right during lunch time, and NWA did not offer their snacks for free (the LEAST they could of done was give us some chips..). And we weren't really allowed to eat most of the snacks they sell anyways because apparently someone on board had SEVERE nut allergies. Blech. Finally make it out to DC and we sit on the tarmack for ~1hr waiting for the gate to open.

Things have improved though. :) I basically did nothing today..and that was great. Saturday was the bachelorette party, we went to a piano bar in Baltimore, great fun. Sunday was lazy recovery day. Monday was errand day with the BTB. Tomorrow is errand/sightseeing day for me. Thursday is spa & rehearsal. Friday..I'm not so sure. Saturday is the wedding. And Sunday I fly home to a perfectly functioning car. (It started right up yesterday when I had a friend check it for me...sheesh...)

current mood: refreshed

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007
7:52 pm - Cars and Ice...a rant
Can I just say that I hate my car?? Although I think it is a combination of my car and lack of effort on my apartment complex.

My car has been stuck in it's parking spot for nearly 4 days now. I can't budge it one bit. I just had a friend try and help me, and even with the significant effort...it wouldn't move. This is because there is a layer of 3 inches of ice covering my parking lot. For you MI people I'll repeat that...3 INCHES OF ICE!!! For the record it is from the Blizzard...TWO WEEKS AGO. Why is this ice still here? Apperantly they have not heard of Sodium Chloride! It does wonders.

Of course my parking lot is not the only place where this is a problem. All the sides streets are still covered in snow/ice. This truly baffles me. Sure I understand that Denver doesn't have as many plows, etc. As even smaller cities in MI, but come on. And I'm pretty sure there are no salt trucks at all. Plowing does no good if all you leave behind is a nice shiny layer of ice. At that point, don't plow...the snow gives traction! The incompetence of it all just baffles me beyond belief.

At this point I have to wait until the office opens in the morning so I can get someone from maintenance to help me get to work. Which means I will have to miss a few hours of work because the attitude in CO is not to take care of the snow/ice, but to hope it melts soon. (Which it isn't!!!)

current mood: frustrated

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Thursday, December 21st, 2006
12:54 pm
Looks like I get to "miss" Christmas with the family this year. This blizzard now officially sucks. I was able to get a later flight out of DIA, but now I won't arrive until 11pm Christmas Day. Fun, huh? At least I will get to visit for a bit....

current mood: bored

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Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
4:29 pm - Blizzard 2006
So at 10 am it was already being called Blizzard '06 and being compared to the Blizzard of '82 (I, of course, don't really know what that was like....but I heard it was BAAAAAAD.) 24 hrs of snow and nothing but snow. There are drifts on my porch already. And can I just say that I love it?!?!? It's a great time to cuddle up on the couch with some nice hot tea next to the fire and enjoy looking outside. Now if only I had someone to cuddle up with...it would be perfect. But it's pretty great as it is...must be the tea....mmmm....tea.... The odd thing is that apparently there isn't any snow in MI and it's 45ish. Weird. So while my new home has a white christmas, I will not. That's kinda sad really.

Well as far as everything else goes...things are great. I had my annual holiday party on Sunday and it was a smashing success. It turns out that I really do know how to cook. Who knew? Maybe this means I will make an OK wife one day. ;) Of course I made entirely too much food, so that means I will be eating cookies forever...unless anyone wants to come over and help me out!

Work is going well...I'm finally going down to one office in January. Yay! I will actually be able to remember where I left things and not having to worry about remembering to bring everything I need in the morning because I can leave it there! Oh and speaking of work...I got an award a couple weeks ago! Because I'm so awesome. :)

Well that's enough for now I think, I'm going to go back in the living room with my tea. :D

current mood: cheerful

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Sunday, November 19th, 2006
10:08 am - Football
We lost.... It was a good game though (as I expected, so :P to all my friends who said it was going to be a blowout, they obviously don't understand the UM/OSU dynamic). And we kept OSU to a 3pt win. Of course USC beat Cal, so that doesn't help much. I am still hoping for a Jan rematch with OSU. The national championship game should be between the two best teams (not that the BCS is very good at determining that with the ranking system they have now)....and most people agree that UM/OSU *are* the two best teams. We'll have to see how things shake out.

current mood: disappointed

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Friday, November 3rd, 2006
6:06 pm - Grrr...Yahoo! sucks
OK so maybe they don't suck that much, but they are rigidly following some stupid rules. I just want to be able to post pictures on Flickr again, and they are not helping me with my password problems. I don't know how many times that I have emailed them the same information, and every time it is someone new that answers and they tell me to answer a security question that doesn't make any sense. Or they tell me to access an email account that no longer exists. (The domain is now one of those stupid fake search engine thingy's)

So basically, they are now telling me to open a new account. Even though I PAID for Flickr, and I would have to PAY again. GRRRRRR....

current mood: frustrated

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Friday, October 20th, 2006
7:56 pm -
Four weeks until Casino Royale premieres! I can't wait. James Bond is dreeeeeamy. And you know I'm not so sure it even matters who plays 007. I'm totally infatuated with the character. But he is just SO AWESOME!!! ...OK I think that is enough gushing from me.

Not so much going on lately. I'm finding my life so much less full of drama now that I am in the "real world". Which basically means I don't seem to be updating as much. I'm going to try doing that more often...but it will depend on what's going on.


Well I finished reading a book that was loaned to me by a friend. And it is total CRAP! It's called The List: 7 Ways to Tell if He's Going to Marry You - in 30 Days or Less!, and I don't recommend that anyone read it...unless of course you are looking to get married ASAP and don't necessarily care to whom. I do agree that if you follow the book, you will get married very quickly, but I'm not sure about the quality. The whole thing just seems like it is written for women with out self-esteem and think that the only way to be truly happy is to have a man! I think to understand this you need to see some quotes.

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The general theme of this book seems to be desparation. I know there are women out there who have a date in their head for when they get married. And I suppose if that is the most important thing, then sure use this book. But it seems to me that all you will get is a man who is equally desparate to get married, and you aren't even supposed to find out about his friends, hobbies, etc until AFTER you are engaged or married. Does this make sense? Shouldn't you think about these things BEFORE you get engaged/married?

Now I'm not saying love at first sight doesn't exist. (I have felt something similar myself...) but that doesn't mean it leads to happily ever after, and it doesn't mean that it is common.

Well that is about all I have for today. I'll try to post more often, and come up with something interesting to say. :)

current mood: cheerful

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Saturday, October 14th, 2006
6:13 pm
The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!!!

GO TIGERS!!!!

current mood: energetic

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
8:00 pm
Everyone should be watching Veronica Mars RIGHT now!

BEST. SHOW. EVER!!

current mood: cheerful

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Sunday, October 8th, 2006
12:55 am - We Beat the Yankees!!!
The Tigers have made it to round two!!!!!

GO TIGERS!!!

Plus Michigan beat MSU!!! 

GO BLUE!!!

It has been a good day for Michigan sports (unless you are in E. Lansing...)

Update: The Red Wings beat the Penguins 2-0. It's always nice to have a shutout as the first win of the season!

GO RED WINGS!!!

current mood: bouncy

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Thursday, August 31st, 2006
5:49 pm
WE WON!!!!!!

Lockheed Martin won the contract for the CEV. I am so super-psyched by this. :) It's so nice to be on the winning team.

current mood: ecstatic

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Sunday, July 2nd, 2006
2:35 pm
Apparently I've been absent from LJ for awhile.... Ooops.

So things are going well. There really isn't too much to talk about. Work is work. Phoenix has sooo much paperwork that needs to be done. But it will be worth it when I watch the launch next year (be it on TV or in person....although in person would be MUCH cooler.)

Mostly I have just been hanging out getting used to the "real world". I am loving the lack of HW.

The interns have arrived for the summer, so I've been pretty busy keeping them busy. :)

One thing that I have found interesting is the number of Michiganders here in Colorado. I've been meeting all sorts of people from Michigan that move out here. Very strange. I've also noticed that the folks from Michigan are the ones that can party the best. The other day a few of us decided to go downtown after Happy Hour. It turned out that the 5 of us that went were all from MI! Strange indeed.

Other than that...not much going on. Chillin' this weekend because it's a nice long 5-day weekend! Yay for holidays! In a couple weeks I get to go back to MI for my cousin's wedding. Yet another family wedding. This is where having a large family gets annoying. Especially since all weddings from here on out will be my YOUNGER cousins. (I only have one older cousin and she got married last fall...) Welcome the "why are you single" type comments.

Well I will try to be more diligent in my postings.

OH and make sure you all watch the Shuttle launch on Tuesday!

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Saturday, March 25th, 2006
8:19 pm - I did it again..
Why, oh why, did I not listen to myself? This is what happens when I have very little to do on a saturday afternoon....

I suppose it's necessary every once in awhile...but romantic comedies really are EVIL!

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Monday, March 13th, 2006
7:08 pm - First day...
Well the first day of work was...well it just was. Same old boring information at orientation, same old usual stuff. I did find out that I will be split between two areas. One of which I can talk about, the other only if I kill you all afterwards. :) Yay for multiple personalities! I'd much rather work on the projects that I can talk about. Because then you would actually know how cool I am versus having to take my word for it!

Other than that...the moving in is going well. I still don't know where everything is going to go, but it's getting better. Still need some furniture in the living room, but my papasan chair will have to do for now.

current mood: happy

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Friday, February 24th, 2006
1:47 pm - Yes I'm still alive...
For any who care, I am still alive. I've just been gone quite a bit lately. I graduated from UM once and for all. Now it's onto the real world. I've also gotten back from my holiday in Europe. :) I'm posting this from the Rover Office, because I can. I just wanted folks to know that I'm still alive.... I don't have much time to post everything that I want to post...so I won't. I can't really post at home much because the family computer (no hub or router...so only one with internet...*gasp*) is right next to my pseudo-mom's ashtray. YUCK! But in a week or so I shall be on my own in Colorado, so I will do my best to post then. Maybe if you are lucky I will keep busy by writing everything down and then just posting them later...keep your fingers crossed...

current mood: cheerful

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
4:07 pm
I'M GOING TO EUROPE!

Ok so it has been about a month since I've updated (or longer, but who's counting)....lots of stuff going on. My vacation to Europe is all paid for now. :) I'll be leaving on January 25th and returning on February 13. Yay me!

The last term is going well. I've got lots to do still, but I think I can manage it. Only two projects left, both of them will be group projects, so that takes alot of the pressure off of me. And then it is just packing for Colorado and for Europe. :)

current mood: bouncy

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Friday, October 28th, 2005
1:36 pm - DONE!!!
NO MORE EXAMS EVER!!!

Ok so I should have written that last night after the exam...but you know how it goes.

It still amuses me that my last exam of college was Astronomy 127!

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Monday, October 24th, 2005
6:53 pm - ISS anyone?
So I'm posing a question to all folks in cyberspace that may happen across this.

What should NASA do with the International Space Station?

current mood: curious

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Monday, October 17th, 2005
1:00 am
You know....sometimes I wonder what my issues really are. Especially when it comes to members of the opposite sex. It always seems that things are going well...then...all of a sudden, not so much. I'm very confused by it all.

Any ideas, from you folks in cyber-world?

current mood: curious

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