Apr 29, 2008

Tuesday fun!

getting back to work on Monday was fantastic. Well, not really, but it wasn't as horrible as I thought it would be. I hit the ground running with a lot of little things that people held onto until I returned, but not bad. I got up when my alarm went off, which is something new for me.

Usually, when my alarm goes off at 5:20, I turn it off and lay around until 6. Now, as soon as the alarm goes off, I get out of bed and get ready for the day. I used to get to the gym by 6:40...now I'm there by 6. I would start my cardio around 6:50...now around 6:20. Side note: I have no idea why it takes me 20 minutes to get from the locker room to the gym which is 25 feet away...

On Monday Morning Al, the guy who gives me my workout bag ( shorts, T-shirt and towel...there's a jock in there but I refuse to use it...I'll just use my boxers and bring a new pair for after the sweat session), asked me if I was on Vacation. I told him I indeed was on Vacation and that it was good to be back in the swing of things. He said "Good, you look like you were ready for some time off." How Right he was.

I know it has only been two days since I returned from my week off, but I feel energized and ready to face the looming projects (AD/OD integration, A redesign of a lab, and another couple lab updates) and get shit done.

I thought about quoting larry the cable guy but I refuse.

Die hard 4...

I finally watched Die Hard 4. I ended up watching the UNR@T3D Version on the DVD...and I think it was a good choice. I'm pretty sure the PG-13 did not use the term "Mother F#*KR" or "F*#( You" as much...and I don't think they can.
I am glad I am able to shut off my brain though...there were some moments that I had to suspend my reality.

That, and I am really getting tired of "there's only one guy who can do this...." and then cut to a scene with a guy in his mom's basement...

Really?? I mean, Geeks are antisocial...but they move out!

Oh well, I didn't feel as though the time was stolen from me, so that's good.  I went in thinking it was going to be the worst movie I have ever seen...and it was better than that.

Apr 18, 2008

Next week.

I told myself I would write more, yet I always seem to find a reason not to...Probably because there's a part of me that doesn't want to write and have it up there, but here goes:

Got my Motorcycle Learner's permit a couple weeks ago!  I missed two questions on the test; one because I read the sign right but read the question backwards (I read it to mean divided highway starting and I meant to put ending), and then the other one I have no idea.  I can't remember the question, but I remember it having two possible answers, but one was MORE correct than the other one...gotta love those.

I've been doing research into helmets and to what style I want.  I want a full face shield, and if possible one that has interchangeable shields, so if I need a darker one for sunny days I can put it on...not a necessity but if I can find a reasonable one, I'll go for it.

Robyn and I are taking next week off for Tommy's Culinary luncheon that he'll be running on Wednesday.  He created the menu from scratch and everything is dairy free...I am expecting to be well fed on Wednesday! WE'll head up there on Tuesday night, have lunch with the in-laws and head out Thursday.  Then Friday we'll head up to Webster since Pants' shower is at 10:30...was not looking forward to getting up at 6 or 7 on Saturday to drive up there.  I hope I can get a hold of BJD and catch up.  BJD's wedding is in a few weeks (may 17th I think).

It'll be nice to take some time off of work, and not have a ton of family related things to do.  The last few "vacations" have been either for our Wedding (three years ago!) or spending Christmas with the family.  When we were in Colorado we would always day three or four day trips...nothing longer to cut down on the time off we took...now we'll use our vacation for us!

I suppose I should get back to work...since i"m out of here early for an eye appointment!

Friday...before a week off!

I realized just a few minutes ago that I'm leaving early today...and then I'll be off for a week!

I love it!

Apr 17, 2008

Tilling is hard

Tilling a side of a hill is not as easy as it sounds...  When you have a 3HP tiller trying to either pull you down hill or try to flop to the side, it makes for not so quick tilling.  Also, when you are tilling, the machine vibrates quite a bit...which can really mess with your hands/wrists.

When it is all said and done, we'll have four rows of about 35 feet in length...more than enough for a majority of our plants.  I'll try to remember to take pictures of what we have done so far.  Now, off to find out if there are some gloves I can borrow from around here...

Apr 14, 2008

Tillin'...or not so much

The original plan for this weekend was to till up the backyard to increase the garden size by 200%. I'm not sure if that is the actual percentage, but I'm 94% sure. The plan WAS to do that...but the clouds decided to pee on us, and leave the ground fairly wet. Since our soil is somewhat mostly clay, the Rototiller would have just sat there and made a nice mud pit instead of actually tilling the ground. Oh well, we're supposed to get a couple of nice days this week, maybe the ground will dry up a bit and we attempt again.

After we realized that tilling was out of the question, we headed to our favorite place for Mid-morning snackies: Brookton's Market. After that, The VoorHeetderks called and asked if we wanted to go fishing. Since none of us had Fishing gear (licenses, poles, hooks, anything needed for fishing) we headed out and picked all that stuff up.

After we got the required accessories, we headed out. On the way, we were going to stop and looking into getting me a Motorcycle helmet, unfortunately, the place we stopped at wasn't open...and I don't think it has been in some time. (EDIT: I looked them up online and they appear open...and they even have a Myspace page!) I was pretty let down about that, but I figured I still have over a month until my class, I'll be fine. We then attempted to fish down at taughannock falls, just north of Ithaca. The weather was cold, especially with the wind. We were there for about an hour and finally everyone was ready to leave and head home...except Gerrit: Gerrit was set on going fishing.

We stopped off at Wegman's to pick up stuff for dinner and headed back to our house. Since he would not be denied, Gerrit when down to the local fishing hole in Brooktondale, determined to catch/eat a fish!

...About 45 minutes later we get a call saying we needed to get down there, he caught a fish! We all grabbed our coats and a cooler to put the fish in an ran down there. Sure enough, there was Gerrit, with his...fish. Robyn thought it might be a catfish, or something similar. I wasn't sure...other than it had a very interesting mouth...I was convinced he caught a placostamus (sp?) someone threw in the water when it got too big for their tank. (Picture coming soon.)

So now that Gerrit caught his fish, he wants to eat it.  Can he eat the scumbly fish?  Several minutes of Internets research uncovered you can eat scumble-fish.  Gerrit proceeded to cut him up, stuff him with onions and herbs, and bake him.  I wasn't feeling 100% (slight nausea, but I blame that on the hotdogs) so I did not partake of Scumble-meal.  Everyone said it wasn't horrible, and actually kind of good.

All in all, a productive weekend.  Now to research Motorcycle helmets so I know what I want when I go shopping (hopefully) this weekend.

Apr 10, 2008

Freaking thursday!

For some reason all day, I thought it was Friday...and it isn't...

Oh well.  I will tyr to put more on this blog more often...we'll see if that actually happens :)

Apr 3, 2008

Early adopter...why do I do this?

So, Office 2008 for Mac came out and I updated to it to see what be in store for my users.  I also run Outlook 2007 on my PC just so I know what to expect in the next few months when they get transitioned over...
Needless to say, I have quite a few emails in an outlook .PST file.  I didn't miss any of the archived mail until today when I needed, but I'm on my Mac away from my pc...which is in my office turned off.

Thankfully I have a copy of the PST on my Mac!

Well, certainly Microsoft would have a tool to import stuff like that right?  They do!

...for Entourage 2004....NOT for 2008.  No mention of if/when a new version would be available...


Apr 1, 2008

That was it???

I just did the update in less than five minutes!  I must have done something wrong...

This reminds me of ubunutu...Updating is way too easy! (well, and XP/OS X as well)...It's not like Gentoo, where updating could take Hours, or even DAYS to complete (granted that was on a PII that was WAY over worked...)
Is it wrong that I have been programmed to think that if it was too easy that means I messed something up or forgot something?

I'm all signed up...

For my motorcycle class!  Robyn and I talked, and we found a set of days that will work.  I'm excited!  I'll finally be trying it out and see if it is something I want to do...well I have no doubt I'll love it...but the question is will it love me?  It is a three day course, with 6 hours devoted to being in a classroom.  The rest of the time is spent practicing/getting things signed off to get the driving test waiver.  I might be ok...or it might be really hard.  The nice thing is the bikes they have you use are fairly new and just got inspected/all the good stuff needed for it to be an enjoyable time.

Now...to find a helmet..


Seriously...I'm going to update to 2.5....

I mean it!

now if Only word press would believe me and stop yelling at me when I log in!

I get it! :)