Friday, April 29, 2005

Round 2

Well, round 2 about the golf course showed some improvement, but I still suck. Oh well, I'm having fun!

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Fieldwork Done

I came, I saw, I took data, I'm done.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

I'm a Yankee

Your Linguistic Profile:

45% General American English

40% Yankee

10% Upper Midwestern

5% Dixie

0% Midwestern

wonder where that 5% dixie came from???
Do you think it's a problem that I got out of bed at 2pm and couldn't decide if I wanted to eat eggs or frozen pizza so ate an ice cream bar instead?

Monday, April 25, 2005

This is neat

I have to credit not martha and therefore Krista indirectly for this:

"Automatic purse lighting system"

Awhile ago they were selling purses with these in them at target and I thought they were cool, but I didn't like the bags themselves (plus I need another purse like a hole in the head). Now I can just add the light to the purses I already have and like. Way cool!

Thoughts on Golf

I really can't understand why I'm having so fun at something I'm so bad at. Typically I would have given up by now, but I am really enjoying playing, and I'm getting a little better, I hit the ball always, just not as far as I should. I did have some very nice shots, but never actually put it in the hole. I only lost one ball all day. I hear that's not bad for my first time on a course. We're going again Friday. Maybe I'll get a little better.

I really want to blog something

...but I have nothing to say. I made mango bruschetta today for the Miller's open house. It was pretty good, although the mangos were a funny color. Everyone liked it and I haven't heard any reports of them being sick. One week until hubby arrives to rescue me. We are going to venture on to the real golf course tomorrow....gosh, I'm boring.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

8am, 7am, 5am

These have been my bedtimes for that last three days! Ugh. No work tonight and I can't decide if that's good or bad. I feel like I should just stay on that nutty schedule. But I have to participate in the real world tomorrow, and then we're back in the field Monday night. Double Ugh. Oh well, I guess I'll just settle in to watch Lindsay's Lohen's remake to the parent trap and then decide what to do.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

In honor of ShellyBean

This post is in honor of my sister who complains when I don't post. She has requested a new post everyday, but I don't think my life is that interesting.
Right now, I'm exhausted. We worked in the field from 7pm to 7:30am, which means I went to bed at 8. I slept til 1 this afternoon, but I'm not as young as I used to be and I feel like I was hit by a truck. We're heading back out at 11 tonight so I'm expecting another nap soon.

On the plus side, we got really great data and Carmen thinks that it will make me famous (among boundary layer meteorological community that is)

Since my brain can't process anything else I'm back to crocheting. I think it's going to be a shrug, but right now it's just cuffs. I also joined and they loved my gloves!

Wednesday, April 20, 2005


This is close enough. I'm off. Happy days is too sad, Arnold's burnt down. :(


I'm trying to change my sleep pattern so I can stay up all night tomorrow to take data. My initial goal was to make it until 3 before I went to sleep...but I don't think I'm going to, especially since the best thing on tv at this hours is the brady bunch...ugh

Leftover Yarn

So I had some of the sock yarn left, and it seems maybe I'm not addicted to socks, but the yarn. I figured that it wasn't enough to make another pair of socks, besides, I think a person really only needs one pair of socks that are that multicolored. So I made myself a pair of handwarmers. I'm actually hoping it's cold tomorrow night so I can use them. Made up the pattern all by myself. Look at me go! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Weekend update

Life is regular here. Since the last post two more trips to the driving range with some improvement. A visit to the Borderland book festival (who knew there were enough books about this region to have a whole festival). A day in the desert to set up the instruments, and a trip out to the missile range to see some talks. Now it's time to get as much sleep as possible for an all nighter in the field tomorrow. So, nighty night.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Life Update

Well, we finished project one and now we are onto project two. Two more weeks and Mark comes to rescue me. I'm all by my lonesome again since I dropped Wenli off at the airport this morning. So the post frequency may increase, as will my sock output. But it's warm and sunny so I'm happy.

Look what I Did!!

Look what I did. I'm TOTALLY addicted to making socks, and since I can't make the match to Mark's until he trys on the first one I went a little nutty and made some for myself. OH they are sooo cozy. Posted by Hello

Saturday, April 09, 2005

sock update

One sock down. One to go. WooHoo!


Hey I can hit a golf ball. Well, most everytime I try. Who knew?

Friday, April 08, 2005

crazy crazy socks

Why would Lace and sport socks be the same category? This is one of the ads adsense posted on my page and I was just curious. They do have a fabulous selection of toe socks and tights, so if you need either of these items check it out.

Random Rants

I have two random rants for today.

1) (I suppose this really is more a piece of advice than a rant). Should you be driving anywhere, and come across caution tape quite purposely blocking the road, there is most likely a good reason why someone went through the trouble to put it there. Please remember this before you proceed to drive through it. If you should arrive at a second such road block, it should be obvious to you that some really did mean to put it there and please, as the tape says, proceed with caution or find another route. I think that this advice should be heeded even more so when you are on a "research facility" with many signs clearly marking the area as such. "Research" is really another way of saying "we don't know what the heck we are doing yet". In this case, dangerous chemicals, radioactive materials and yes, harmful lasers may be present. Be forewarned Elephant Butte Irrigation District brush burning dude: next time you have to pee, I might shoot you with my laser when you drive recklessly through my field!!!!!

2) Does anyone else out there find any need for a journals "guide for authors" to be 79 pages long?????? I just want to know how to format the paper, where to send it, and what font I should use. Five pages tops. I don't need flowcharts. (yes plural). It seems the information I need appears between pages 22 and 53! On about page 26 I fell asleep so it looks like this paper is going to have to wait yet a few more days to go out the door. I do have a favorite quote from this brilliant document, which all you academic types out there might find amusing. "If a manuscript is rejected, or major revisions are requested, it is not productive for the author to get angry or enter into acrimonious correspondence with the editor" Reading this document is causing me to have an acrimonious conversation with my computer! Lord help the editor should I be rejected :)

So I have chewed enough of your time for now. It was a very long field day and I had a million other things I meant to post but they will have to wait for another day. Time for sleep

PS. The blogger spell check is not working so ignore typos please.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Sock sizing dilemma

I thought a little update on the socks would make everyone have a good laugh. So I started the socks while Mark was still here, about 2.5 inches in I made him try them on and they were too small. So I ripped them out and started again. Making sure to make them bigger. Here you can see the result on my own foot. Fits me around the ankle, but a bit too big in the heel. I'm unsure weather to continue. The foot part is big enough to fit Mark's feet, if he can get the ankle over them. But if he can't get them on, they won't fit any other person. What's a girl to do? I guess it's back to the sweater. Sorry socks.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Chocolate chip mittens on the web!!

Oh the memories of those warm fuzzy hands.....Now they've gone global so the whole world can make their very own chocolate chip cookie mittens. Since one of mine is long lost. I'm adding these to my to do list.... Right after mark's sweater, and his socks, and oh yea that sweater for me....

Links here:
A blogger

The pattern

A kit to buy in distinctively none chocolate chip colors. Apparently they've gotten hip.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Well Here is a little update about that last week or so. We got some really great data on Thursday even though it was really cold. Last night I taught Wenli how to knit and you can see her impressive handiwork here. She was really good and really quick at it. Today we went to a small Native American Pow-wow at the campus and now I'm trying to motivate myself to finish this stupid paper. That's about it. :) Posted by Hello