Friday, March 30, 2007
If there is anyone reading this who is also a plan ahead type person, and if you've travelled internationally in the past few years, then you might already know what I am about to tell you. You know the magazines on planes that tell you the in-flight entertainment? They post them online too! They are up for the current and upcoming month so that you can see ahead of time what you will have the option of watching. I think this is more or less fabulous. Now, the way it works on most longer international flights now is that you have an individual screen on the seat infront of you and you choose between 9 different channels to watch. The channels run in 2.5 hour loops which gives me time for 3-4 cycles on my flight.
I have watched some pretty bad movies cause I was on a plane, bored and I have immense trouble sleeping on planes (not so in cars :P ). When I checked our movies for our upcoming flight, I'll admit I was bracing for the hit..... We got SO LUCKY! Especially on the way there. In addition to the CSI channel, comedy channel, Without a Trace channel, and others, we have~
On the way~
Pursuit of Happyness
Night at the Museum
On the way back~
The Holiday (not so excited about this one)
Thursday, March 29, 2007
This really did blow my mind. It would never occur to me to not buckle my seat belt regardless of where I was sitting in the car, so I was shocked that so many of my coworkers saw it as unnecessary. We didn't get into an accident and nobody died, but I felt uncomfortable the whole way there and back. Please buckle up guys, your lives are too precious to have them end so unnecessarily. I don't care if you are a good driver. Take it from me, you can be the best driver in the world and some random guy can just plow into you after you have been stopped in traffic for a couple of minutes...buhlieve me :) Ok, I think that ends my public service announcement, happy Thursday ya'll!
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
This is NOT my dad, this is the Fromanger... or "Cheese man" :)
That IS my mom's arm :)
And her arm again :P
Anyways, one of the Stanleys got lost in the mail (POOR STANLEY!) So Nate and I get to take one with us to Holland and pose him in tulips and by windmills and put clogs on him and all sorts of good stuff. My parents will be there to offer guidance and artistic support and I am super pumped!!
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
~ I'm making Spaghetti tonight. Mmmmm, Spaghetti :)
~ My nose hurts
~ Bible study last night was great
~ My finger nails are feeling particularly hard today and are looking particularly white
~ I must resist the chocolate, I must
~ I think that's enough for a blog entry. It's gotta be... I'm tapped :P
Monday, March 26, 2007
~The guest bathroom had the rest of the wallpaper removed. It was close alredy, but getting the paste off the walls took FOREVER.
~ The walls in said bathroom were texturized
~ Said texturized walls were painted. 2 coats of course :)
~ A new countertop and faucet were installed in said bathroom
~ Said bathroom also received new lighting fixtures
~ New floor was installed in our glassed-in balcony. You might remember the sliding glass door being removed from the same area.
~ New floor installed in guest bathroom
~ New floor installed in kitchen
~ Frame where sliding glass door used to be, trimmed up and ready to paint
~ New floor installed in master bathroom
~ All 1/4 round cut and placed
I wish I had pics for you all, but we need to put all of the furniture back and vacuum and do all sorts of stuff before that happens :)
p.s.- Branden and Liz are engaged!! I have no idea if she still reads this, but if so Congrats again!!!
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Side note~ My in laws are coming today.... me = nervous
Side side note~ T-16 days til France and the Netherlands :)
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Law stayed, and vindication came in the jubilation after the Aggies' 72-69 win over Louisville in the second round of the South Regional on Saturday, when the senior point guard dubbed "Captain Clutch" for his cool demeanor under pressure finally let go.
Seconds after his 26 points helped send the Aggies to the round of 16 for the first time in 27 years, Law screamed while he hugged his teammates at midcourt. They'll next play the winner of Sunday's game between Nevada and Memphis.
"It's an amazing feeling. I don't have any words to describe it," Law said. "It's huge for this program."
A program that finally received the breakthrough victory it has been looking for under third-year coach Billy Gillispie.
It wasn't easy. Then again, it never really is for the Aggies (27-6).
"When Coach G came here, he brought that family atmosphere," said senior Marlon Pompey. "We play as a team, do everything as a team, so I'm not surprised at all. It feels so great. It's just hard to describe."
The Ags take on a very dangerous Memphis team this Thursday in San Antonio... Gig 'em Ags!!!
Friday, March 16, 2007
~ My bracket survived what could have been a bit hit had Maryland and Georgetown both not gotten their acts together.
~ Nate and I went to Seven Brides for Seven Brothers with our season ticket group. The show was good, and we ended up sitting next to an elementary school class who was there with their teachers. The best part of the show? The first time that Adam and Milly kiss and all the kids around us erupted into a very loud EEEEWWWWW!!!!
~ I scared the mess outta Ashley when I leaned over and told her that "Wicked was coming up soon" and she heard, "A kid is coming up soon". She looked at me wide-eyed and I figured she had forgotten the show was coming up, not that she thought I was pregnant (which I'm not) :)
Those are the highlights (such as they are). Now on to Friday. I just have half a day here and then I meet up with Nate and we take off for San Antonio to spend the weekend with Ben and Amy and of course, Elena :)
Thursday, March 15, 2007
It's that time again boys and girls.... the time of year when you can turn on the tv Thursday-Sunday and there is ALWAYS a game on. The time of year when you get to see 18-22 yr old men reduced to tears by a win or a loss. You get to see dreams come true and hearts be broken. You get to see that for some teams winning would be nice, but just making it to the dance is the realizations of so many dreams. It's the time of year when the outcome of a basketball game can often feel like life or death itself. It is the BEST time of the year hands down. You know what makes it even better? Having your team in the tourney :)
The Ags were placed as a number 3 seed in the South division of the tournament this year. To any of you who know A&M's history with basketball, this is the highest seed ever. Last year was our first bid (#12 seed) in 20 years. I cried when we defeated Syracuse and when it came down to the wire against LSU in the second round. I was overwhelmed with pride for our boys just for advancing to round 2. Obviously this year they are expected to win, although they face a possible tough 2nd round playing Louisville in Kentucky (how did Louisville pull that off?)
Their first game is today at 2 pm. I, along with most of my Aggie coworkers and my brother, are leaving work at 1:45 to go home and watch as I would be useless if I tried to work during that time anyway. I sit here in my college uniform of jeans and an Aggie shirt and I cannot wait to watch the Ags take on Penn. The school means so much to me... my experiences there were AMAZING... and this team is filled with player that I watched mature during my college years from 0-16 and last in the big 12 to 2nd in the big 12 in a matter of 3 years. The year after they were 0-16 is when Gillispie came to A&M bringing the then Freshmen to the NIT as sophomores, the dance as Juniors and now back to the dance as Seniors as a 3 seed after spending the majority of the season ranked 6th-8th in the nation.
Before I get too into this, let me just end with this~ Gig 'em Aggies! :)
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I exited at Katy Rd and ran into a foot (at least) of water across the entire ramp. Ok, I'm off the highway.. it had to get easier... right? Well, I got to Silber and turned under the highway and saw a high water high and everybody u-turning to avoid the 3 or so feet of standing water. Ok. I pulled a u-turn and went to Antoine to turn around. I got on the service road and hit two very long stretches of water 1-3 ft deep between Antoine and Silber and three 1-2 ft deep sections between Silber and the condo.
The icing on the cake? I had to pee like you wouldn't believe the whole time. As you can imagine, strong rain is less than helpful in that situation :P
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
All of the hinges in the Capital look like this.... pretty cool
Monday, March 12, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Two in one day? I better be careful or I won't have anything for tomorrow :P
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
On one hand, I admire the building prowess of the 1960's that said, let's make this door to last, lets put over 10 hidden nails and screws through the walls and make it virtually indestructible. On the other hand, I want to find the guy who installed it and smack him upside the head. Anyhoo, what's done is done, now we just have to add a new wood border to the door and we're good to go :)
Friday, March 02, 2007
The budget has been entered but will not be approved by tomorrow, so please use the same charge lines you have been using to enter time on your timecard.
Specific task lines should be up and running next week. Please forward to anyone I have overlooked.
Being as I read this at 6:15, I had to read it two more times to make sure I wasn't missing anything.... what project is she talking about? Am I supposed to be working on it? and, which project is she talking about? The title of the email "Charge Lines for Friday, March 2nd" shed very little light on the situation.
I figure I should try to find out what project she's talking about.... if I'm supposed to be charging to it anyways then maybe I'll just curl up under my desk and take a nap. Is it job chargeable if I promise to dream about it? Or maybe use the plan sets as my pillow?