Monday, November 27, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Balancing a ball on a water geyser - Ray got this one to stay. He was good at getting them to last.
Friday, November 24, 2006
My plans for the rest of the weekend:
- Pat and Dave leave in the morning and we are all going out to breakfast and then Ray is going to fly. I'm coming home and rearranging as the rest of my furniture came with Pat and Dave this weekend! We just couldn't fit it in our car and so had to wait for them to come this way. I can't wait!:)
- I plan to put up Christmas decorations on Sunday. Now that we've enjoyed Thanksgiving, I'm more than willing to talk about Christmas! Ray should have time on Sunday to help me out as I hate putting together our little fake tree.
- My government docs assignment has to get done.
- Catch up on paperwork/housework in general
- I really need to get moving on next term's syllabuses and class shells. I'm hoping to at least get the schedules worked out - that will get me lined up one what I need to change/updated.
Well, it is definitely time to go to sleep as I have to get up in the morning for breakfast. Enjoy those leftovers - I know I am!
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
We went to Columbus last Saturday and met Tamara there. We went through the science museum - it was a ton of fun. We were also out of town BEFORE the Buckeyes game ended so we missed the traffic that I'm sure was crazy. The Buckeyes did win. Big news in Ohio.
I just put a new recipe up on my website - Oatmeal Dinner Rolls. Ray definitely liked them - I think the boy ate a full dozen and a half of them. I know he ate at least a dozen. Ray and his bread!
Ray had to go back to work late last night because something happened with one of his dispatchers. Poor boy. Then today he forgets the video he needs tomorrow morning so I end up going back to the airport for him at 9 at night.
Gilmore Girls update - Chris and Lorelai really did get married. I wasn't so sure, but they are just so cute together I'm getting converted the idea. And although I loved the IDEA of Luke and Lorelai they never really meshed properly like Chris and Lorelai do. Logan is moving to NY from London - this is a good thing. I like Rory and Logan as a couple.
Well, I want to go to bed because I really didn't get much sleep last night. Have a good night.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
World War I ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month - hence why we celebrate today. President Eisenhower changed the name from Armistice Day to Veteran's Day and the day now honors all veterans.
I even helped a little at this stage - I helped to trim the felt at the end.
Ray using power tools
Once he got it mostly together he moved it into his area to finish - at this point, he could still stand in the middle of it.
Friday, November 10, 2006
I'm trying potato soup next week...wish me luck....
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
The Ohio elections went as expected - almost all Democrat. Yick, but it was expected. And our current governor is a complete goober - I'll just blame him.
North Dakota looks like it stayed much the same - Conrad and Pomeroy both kept their seats. I'm so shocked.....j/k.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Okay, off my soapbox, it is story time! Ray and I have been watching Season 3 of Wings, which we just purchased. Yes, we really like our TV on DVD. Anyway, Ray is so CUTE. First off, did you know the landing in the opening jingle is a bad one? Well, last night, we were watching an episode where they were having weather issues and Joe called the tower for a weather report. Oh, you should have heard Ray go off on how WRONG the tower was in what they said. Then there was the explanation of a transponder, which they also got wrong (they described it as an ELT), which also made Ray crazy. Such the life an aviation professor.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
My head felt very flat after two days of straight workshop on government documents. Seriously our government is sadistic about their organizational systems. GPO Access is simply the most ANNOYING database I have ever had the displeasure of working with. NARA and the LOC are pretty decent to work with, but the GPO is crazy mad. I think I amost prefer the paper system. At least it is just a matter of cataloguing, not Boolean logic. I'm actually pretty good at Boolean logic, but most of that class was completely lost. And GPO Access is ALL Boolean - there are no shortcuts, like are in most "public" databases anymore. I did discover something really cool - did you know you can set Google to use "Elmer Fudd" as its language? Try it - it will make you laugh!
The amount of information is staggering in itself as well. And they are finding they are putting a little TOO much info out there. I guess there was just a big mess over a bunch of nuclear documents that pretty much explained how to make a nuclear bomb. They had to take down a bunch of stuff to reevaluate. Oh, and we found US "countermeasures" for terrorist attacks online as well yesterday. Aren't countermeasures a little futile if the bad guys know what they will be? I'm all for government disclosure about things like where they spend the budget (by the way, did you know you can access the President's yearly tax forms online? He doesn't have to release them, but both Clinton and Bush did), but not about how they are going to fight terroists as I'd like them to win!
Well, I'm boycotting work today (except office hours later tonight, which I really can't). I just finished Gunpowder Plot by Carola Dunn - a very good murder mystery. I think I'm off to find another book.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Now I know it is a comic strip and all, but it is ANNOYING. [I actually like this comic strip, but am annoyed with this particular one.]
Stonehenge is NOT some giant sundial! It was never used to tell time!! Besides the fact, that Daylight Savings Time is a modern construct! Heck, time zones are a construct! Historians aren't sure what it was used for...they have a lot of theories of which NONE of them are about telling time!
And what really galls me, is this is the stuff the average person will remember not the lecture I give in History 101!
Anyway, to rectify the problem a little here are some sites to check out:
Encyclopedia Britannia on Stonehenge
Answer all the questions with what describes you best, add up all your points (which are next to the answer that you choose) at the end and look for your results. Do not cheat by looking at the end of the post before you are done.
1. Which one of the following describes the perfect date?
A) Candlelight dinner (4 pts.)
B) Fun/Theme Park (2 pts.)
C) Painting in the park (5 pts.)
D) Rock concert (1 pt. )
E) Going to the movies (3 pts.)
2. What is your favorite type of music?
A) Rock and Roll (2 pts.)
B) Alternative (1 pt.)
C) Soft Rock (4 pts.)
D) Country (5 pts.)
E) Pop (3 pts.)
3. What type of movies do you prefer?
A) Comedy (2 pts.)
B) Horror (1 pt.)
C) Musical (3 pts.)
D) Romance (4 pts.)
E) Documentary (5 pts.)
4. Which one of these occupations would you choose if you only could choose one of these?
A) Waiter (4 pts.)
B) Professional Sports Player (5 pts.)
C) Teacher (3 pts.)
D) Police (2 pts.)
E) Cashier (1 pt)
5. What do you do with your spare time?
A) Exercise (5 pts.)
B) Read (4 pts.)
C) Watch television (2 pts.)
D) Listen to music (1 pt.)
E) Sleep (3 pts.)
6. Which one of the following colors do you like best?
A) Yellow (1 pt.)
B) White (5 pts.)
C) Sky Blue (3 pts.)
D) Dark Blue (2 pts.)
E) Red (4 pts.)
7. What do you prefer to eat right now?
A) Snow (3 pts.)
B) Pizza (2 pts.)C
) Sushi (1 pt.)
D) Pasta (4 pts.)
E) Salad (5 pts.)
8. What is your favorite holiday?
A) Halloween (1 pt.)
B) Christmas (3 pts.)
C) New Year (2 pts.)
D) Valentine?s Day (4 pts.)
E) Thanksgiving (5 pts.)
9. If you could go to one of these places which one would it be?
A) Paris (4 pts)B
) Spain (5 pts.)
C) Las Vegas (1 pt.)
D) Hawaii (4 pts.)
E) Hollywood (3 pts)
10. With which of the following would you prefer to spend time with?
A) Someone Smart (5 pts.)
B) Someone attractive (2 pts.)
C) Someone who likes to Party (1 pt.)
D) Someone who always has fun (3 pts.)
E) Someone very sentimental (4 pts.)
Now add up your points and find out the answer you have been waiting for! Very interesting to see "who" you, your friends and family are!
(10-16 points) You are Garfield: You are very comfortable, easy going, and you definitely know how to have fun but sometimes you take it to an extreme. You always know what you are doing and you are always in control of your life. Others may not see things as you do, but that doesn't mean that you always have to do what is right. Try to remember your happy spirit may hurt you or others.
(17-23 points) You are Snoopy: You are fun, you are very cool and popular. You always know what's in and you never are out of style. You are good at knowing how to satisfy everyone else. You have probably disappeared for a few days more than once but you always come home with the family values that you learned. Being married and having children are important to you, but only after you have had your share of fun times.
(24-28 points) You are Elmo: You have lots of friends and you are also popular, always willing to give advice and help out a person in need. You are very optimistic and you always see the bright side of things. Some good advice: try not to be too much of a dreamer, if not you will have many
conflicts with life
(29-35 points) You are Sponge Bob Square Pants: You are the classic person that everyone loves. You are the best friend that anyone could ever have and never want to lose. You never cause harm to anyone and they would never not understand your feelings. Life is a journey, it's funny and calm for the most part. Stay away from traitors and jealous people, then you will be stress free
(36-43 points) You are Charlie Brown: You are tender, you fall in love quickly but you are also very serious about all relationships you are a family person. You call your mom every Sunday. You have many friends and may occasionally forget a few Birthdays. Don't let your passion confuse you with reality
(44-50 points) You are Dexter: You are smart and definitely a thinker. Every situation is fronted with a plan. You have a brilliant mind. You demonstrate very strong family principles maintain a stable routine but never ignore a bad situation when it comes.
I was Charlie Brown and Ray was Sponge Bob. Who are you like?