Archive for May, 2006

Flying Car!

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Another thing that I’ve developed a real interest in is race cars. Why, I have no idea. So I was totally intrigued when I saw a Digg post about a race car that “flew” further than the Wright Brother’s plane last weekend at an Ohio race track. Pictures can be seen here. There’s also video of it, but it turns out to be kinda disappointing. The pictures are much cooler. It’s amazing that the car actually stayed level, while flying sideways.

The Space pen

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

As I think i’ve said before, I have an interest in all things space realted. This article, which I came across a week or so ago, I found very interesting. I had not heard the true story of the space pen before, but I’d heard the myth 1000 times, and always found it amusing.


Sunday, May 21st, 2006

Chris and I went and saw The DaVinci Code after work on Friday. It was better than I expected it to be, but I wouldn’t call it good. Haivng read the book, there was little intrigue/excitement left in the movie. in fact, I found it to be long and drawn out. I kept thinking “OK, next! Lets keep it moving people! Wrap it up!”, but maybe that was just the uncomfortable seats at this particular theater. Anyway, that’s my two cents on the movie.

What a crazy week!

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

Man, I feel like I haven’t had a chance to sit down all week…it’s been so crazy! I made it to the second round of the Ultimate Digiscrapper contest, which totally surprised me cause I didn’t think my layout was any good. So I was pretty happy about that. Tried to work on the second round layout last Monday, but my computer got taken over by Chris who was editing photos for his photography class. You can see them here.. I was kinda frustrated about that, especially since I had been talkin all the way home from work about doing my layout that night and not waiting until the last minute like the first round.

Tuesday was fight night. Big argument over the chores not getting done now that I’ve gone back to work. After we calmed down and talked about it rationally, we divided up the chores, and then worked till about 10 to get the house into some sort of order.

Wednesday Chris was having all sorts of issues at work that he had to attend to, so didn’t come home until about 8:30. I rushed out at 5, went grocery shopping with all the other crazy people forced to do so after work, got home changed clothes, and then mowed the lawn, which I managed to do in two hours instead of the normal 3. It did look slightly better when I was done, but only slightly. And I missed the first half of Bones (must get TiVO)

Thursday was another rough day for Chris, and since we had driven in together, I was stuck there until he was done, which was about 7. Not much fun, since I still don’t have a whole lot of work to be done. Worked on chores, then only had enough energy left to watch CSI.

Friday we managed to get home at a reasonable hour, and I went to work on my layout for round 2. The theme was “how you see yourself through your own eyes”. After playing around with a couple of ideas, I finally came up with something I was happy with…totally by accident! Ended up being very happy with my layout, which is rare for me. Go on over and take a look. Of course I got it uploaded and found several errors…the biggest being the red text in the border got cut off. I would fix it, but we’re not supposed to change our layout once it’s been posted.

Saturday we headed out to Albany to visit with my Aunt and Uncle, and then get together with some of our friends from college. Was a good time. Today on the way home, Chris and I were talking about what projects we wanted to do around the house this summer. He decided that it was time we redid the upstairs bathroom, before people come to visit us in July. So we stopped at Home Depot on the way home to start pricing what that’s going to cost us. The answer is way too much. Also got the brick we needed to finish the walkway.

So that’s been my busy week. Hope I didn’t bore you all too badly.

Weekend is here!

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Wow, this week has been busy! Work was good for the most part. like a first week in just about any place, I spent a lot of time trying to get acclimated to the place. Lots of reading trying to figure out what exactly this RoHS thing is. Soooo much information to poor over. And I’ve had to refamiliarize my self with the latest circuit card manufacturing techniques and issues. I really wish I had kept up with my professional publications over the last three years…that would have made this week a little easier. But i’m enjoying it, I didn’t realize I missed working as much as I did. let’s hope that continues! I’d forgotten just what a pain it is to have to run errands after work, always so crowded, and the grocery store was out of like half the stuff I needed. what a pain.

I entered the Ultimate Digi-scrapper contest over at, which in the end just ended up adding more stress to my first week of work. The first week’s entry was due tongiht, and I didn’t even think about starting it until last night. Got my layout finished about an hour ago, go on over and take a look. I’ll be surprised if I make it out of the first round. I’m not really happy with my layout. It’s OK, just not great. We were supposed to use our best photo (that we personally took) and make a layout that highlighted it. One of the problems for me is that Chris takes most of the photos. His are always way better than mine. Anyway, I’ll know on Sunday if I’m moving to the next round.

Cool image

Monday, May 1st, 2006

This is such a cool and impressive picture! Saturn has always been my favorite planet…I’ve been fascinated by it for years. Thanks to The Bad Astronomer for pointing me to this image.