Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Rini is a real name!!!!

Imagine my surprise. That silly nickname. I'm settling down to watch my favorite Gilmore Girls, which is incidentally the repeat of the one that I never saw when the basketball game upstaged it. One of the guest stars was Rini Bell, so I looked it up. It's a real name and not very popular either. Hum...

Brief update

Ok, so this will be a quick one because it's late, I'm tired and a little sick.

Great trip to Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands with Mark (pictures aren't so great so just check out the actual websites. They pretty much show what we saw)

Electrical socket kind of shorted and we had to call an electrician, spent two days with no light in the kitchen with the refrigerator plugged into an extension cord.

Easter Sunday with the Millers, one of Mark's old professors and an array of other interesting folks. Plus got yummy goodies in the mail from mom and sis...yumm godiva.

Sick today but took field data anyways. Plus mark left, so not a great day, but we did get really good data for once. Take the good and the bad together. One step closer to home, so that deserves a woohoo!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Clear skies everywhere but overhead! Proof of my bad weather luck. I'm thinking of renaming this blog to bad weather girl's adventures. Then I have a record of data to send to the annals of improbable research, no one has luck this bad. Seriously this cloud sat over us the entire time we took data, five minutes after we finished it disappeared. I actually have lidar data of cloud viega!!! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Ok...So I know I'm a geek

So, long story short mark needs some thin socks. While looking for a pattern I came across this site. http://www.planetshoup.com/easy/tips/math.shtml And I think it is totally cool, I never knew that those numbers could work that way. Nifty. I think once I finish the sweater and maybe those socks I'm going to try out that mobius scarf.

Wonder Woman Rocks!

In honor of the wonder women underoos Krista posted, which I did have as a kid. The writer from Buffy, and the actress from Gilmore Girls, two of my favorite WB shows are going to make a live action Wonder Women Movie! Cool beans.

Link Here

Monday, March 21, 2005


Well, we finally got data....A bit slower and at lower resolution then we wanted due to a software but, but it's data. woooohooooo

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Today we visited the ruins at Dripping Springs. This was once a hotel and resort, and it was built only 10 years before our own house! There was also a sanatorium for people with TB. It was a very nice hike! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Happiness is my hubby

WOOHOOO Marky is here. Two whole weeks with my fabulous hubby. We are going to have big fun. Today he helped me get all my walkie talkies working and took me to the movies to see the Incredibles. Tomorrow we might go hiking, and Monday if the weather holds I might actually do some work. Hooray for hubby. :)

Happiness is my hubby

Yea!!! Marky is here to visit! He's just as handsome as I remember and I'm so happy to see him! Big fun planned while he's here! And it looks like the rain is going to hold off long enough to finally start this project on Monday. Yippee happy day :)

Monday, March 14, 2005

where am i?

I just say a commercial for the Las Cruces "pothole posse". Apparently potholes are such a problem that there is a hotline you can call to report them. An online form too. Here

Isn't that cowboy cute ;)

Does anyone else find this funny?

Pictures from our white sands trip:

Here are a few shots from our trip out to White Sands National Monument, a little known park about 50 miles from Las Cruces, famous for being on the missile range, this is one of the most peaceful places I've ever been.

Snow or Sand...80 degreees, it's definitely Sand! Posted by Hello

Shelly wears a hat Posted by Hello

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Book you should read

So while shelly was here and falling asleep at a regular time like normal people do, I was staying up reading this book I just couldn't put down. It's been a while since I've been compelled to stay up to the wee hours reading so I felt I should share it with everyone. I don't know why I couldn't put it down, it's not suspenseful or anything, but just so wonderfully written that it was great. Everyone should read it. It's "The book of Joe" by Jonathan Tropper. So I looked it up and either it's a sleeper and hasn't really caught on yet, or I'm living under a rock because Brad Pitt bought the movie rights. It only took me three nights to get through so if you're looking for something to read, go for it.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Big Fun with Shelly!

Yea for sisters!!! They are fun. We had a great visit, went to Mexico, hiked in White Sands and ate yummy ice cream. I'm sad she has to go. But it was definitely fun!

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

And you thought my weather luck was a joke...

Heard on NM NPR this morning. "Wettest year in New Mexico's recorded weather history"

Anyways, krista's comment on my last post led me to kill some time on knitty.com and some of their links. I think this Ipod cozy might be the cutest one I've seen yet (except for the one I already have (thanks krista!) Just thought I should post.

Monday, March 07, 2005

no more numbers.....

Why is it that I seem to need to do everything four times before I get it right? I think that I'm going to be a pretty bad PhD.

On other fronts, another half inch of rain this weekend has our project sinking another four inches into the mud! Still on schedule for now, but one more drop and we're sunk!!!! Don't worry, I'm not, I'm positive that my bad weather luck has to change sometime soon.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Check another one off the book list

Finished catch-22 today. Why I didn't read it sooner then this point in my life I just don't know. But if you haven't read it it's worth reading. I loved it. I think I'm going to go to Barnes and Noble and get the sequel immediately. Humm, that won't shrink the pile of books that I still want to read and have already bought. What a quandary. Oh well, I'm off to the movies for a little less intellectual stimulation.

ahhh. back online

People who write viruses should have very bad things happen to them.

On another note, a better one. MY SISTER'S ENGAGED! Happiness is a good thing!