Archive for March, 2006

wonderful day

Friday, March 31st, 2006

I am loving this weather. Obviously, I’m sure you all are too. I was just in the park for an hour though and had to force myself to come back to work. I met Mike and his girlfriend and her friend for lunch. We ended up getting Wawa and then just sitting on the grass with Mike’s dog. It seems like I haven’t felt the sun like that in ages. Wow I want to go back outside and just lay there all day long.

So it’s my last day of work. Everyone keeps asking me how I feel that I’m never going to see them again. Haha, what kind of question is that?

I moved my knit blog over to kribit.com. I’ve had the domain for a while and it’s gone through different things but it’s been empty pretty recently. I basically use it for hosting and subdomains for other things. I figured I might as well put something there so I set up WordPress. Any way pictures of the baby blankets I made are up. I still have to get a picture of Kelly’s birthday present and I should be finishing one other thing up this weekend (hopefully).

I can’t wait for Gaelic Storm tonight :D

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Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

I went to NXNW last night to pick up the Gaelic Storm tickets. I’d never been there before but it looks like a great venue. The show is sold out so we need to get there early for good spots. I’m really looking forward to it, the band is very energetic and fun.

My boss had a baby last week and one of my other coworkers is about to have one. I randomly decided that I was going to make blankets for them even though my last day is Friday. Why I always give myself difficult or impossible deadlines, I have no idea. Any way I finished one and the other will be finished tomorrow night.

I’m getting a haircut on Saturday finally. I do want to grow it out but it’s getting pretty uneven so I’ll just get it trimmed and cleaned up. Then I’m helping my cousin move for most of the day, then hanging out with Lisa at night. We did a wine and cheese night before but since she’s pregnant and can’t do that any more, we’re going to do a milk and cookies night this time.

Class starts on Monday. I am not looking forward to it at all. I’m taking 19 credits and I’ll be starting a new job for probably 15-20 hours a week. I was going through my calendar trying to find a weekend to go see my grandparents and I already have every weekend in April and May booked with something at least one of the nights. I just want a vacation. This week is Drexel’s spring break but of course I can’t afford to take off. I already missed over a week of work for the flu and family deaths. Last year I didn’t get a spring break because I had already missed over a week of work for surgery. I have a week off in June so I’m going to maybe get some girls together to spend it at my grandparents’ lake house. We’ll see though. I’d almost rather just go up alone and completely relax / do nothing the entire week. Just reading in the hammock, napping on the porch, listening to music and watching the water, visiting family and knitting. That sounds like heaven right now.

concerts

Monday, March 27th, 2006

March 31 – Gaelic Storm @ NXNW – $18 – I’m getting the tickets tomorrow night since you can no longer order online or by phone, let me know if you’d like to come before then

April 6 – Josh Rouse @ World Cafe Live – $24 – Anyone?

April 26 – Ben Folds @ Scottish Rite Auditorium (Collingswood) – $20 – You have to buy through Rutgers, two tickets per person, call 856-225-6211

parties

Monday, March 20th, 2006

This past weekend was so great. Our party on Friday and my parents’ on Saturday. I don’t have many pics from mine but as always, there are a ton from my parents’. I’ll get them online tonight.

I kind of don’t have a voice right now. People at work can tell I’ve been partying because this always happens.

I can’t wait to have another party, this one was so much fun!!

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Friday, March 17th, 2006

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!!

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Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

My dad ends his phone calls with me by saying “This conversation has grown tiresome.”

I can’t wait for this weekend!!! St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, then St. Patrick’s Day again on Saturday. :D

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Monday, March 13th, 2006

save a horse, ride a cowboy

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Prospector’s last night with Joan and Connie was lots of fun. We were talking about going to Montana West but that’s an hour away and I’d rather not have to worry about driving an hour home. Connie suggested we get a hotel for the night. Hmm..

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Or maybe we can do some camping nearby. I didn’t get to go camping at all last year so I need to make time this year.

Jersey drivers

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

New Regulations in the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicle’s 2006 Handbook:

1. Turn signals will give away your next move. A confident New Jersey Driver avoids using them.

2. Under no circumstance should you maintain a safe distance between you and the car in front of you, because the space will be filled in by somebody else, putting you in an even more dangerous situation.

3. The faster you drive through a red light, the less chance you have of getting hit.

4. WARNING! Never come to a complete stop at a stop sign. No one expects it and it will result in your being rear-ended.

5. Never get in the way of an older car that needs extensive bodywork, especially with PA, NY or DE plates. With no insurance, the other operator probably has nothing to lose.

6. Braking is to be done as hard and late as possible to ensure that your ABS kicks in, giving a vigorous, foot massage as the brake pedal violently pulsates. For those of you without ABS, it’s a chance to strengthen your leg muscles.

7. Never pass on the left when you can pass on the right. It’s a good way to prepare other drivers entering the highway.

8. Speed limits are arbitrary figures; given only as a suggestion and are not enforceable in New Jersey during rush hour.

9 Just because you’re in the left lane and have no room to speed up or move over doesn’t mean that a New York driver flashing his high beams behind you doesn’t think he can go faster in your spot.

10. Always brake and rubberneck when you see an accident or even someone changing a tire. This is seen as a sign of respect for the victim.

11. Learn to swerve abruptly without signaling. New Jersey is the home of high-speed slalom-driving thanks to the Department of Transportation, which puts potholes in key locations to test drivers’ reflexes and keep them alert.

12. It is tradition in New Jersey to honk your horn at cars in front of you that do not move three milliseconds after the light turns green.

13. To avoid injury in the event of a collision or rollover, it is important to exit your vehicle thru the windshield right away. Wearing your seat belt will only impede your hi-velocity escape from danger.

14. Remember that the goal of every New Jersey driver is to get ahead of the pack by whatever means necessary.

15. In New Jersey, ‘flipping the bird’ is considered a polite salute. This gesture should always be returned.

Thank You,
The New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles

random notes

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Since I had some cousins in from CA and TN last weekend, we were hanging out on Saturday and went to the Mütter Museum. I guess it was cool, in an extremely gross way. It made me want to never have babies, ever. All the deformed fetuses in jars were horrifying. And I don’t know why I thought this would be a good place to go with my brother. You can’t event go to the grocery store with him without him making extremely loud, strange comments that cause people to stare at you. And I decided to go with him to a place where there is a “mega colon”, and lots of other oddities that just beg for strange comments.

I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen since graduation at Lisa’s birthday party last weekend. We are going to Prospector’s tomorrow night. Joanie and I never made it back after the one time so this should be fun.

Sean and I are having a St. Pat’s Party at our apartment on the 17th. I guess it’ll start around 9. Bring booze. And let me know if you’re planning on coming.

The Appel Farm lineup got announced. Danielia Cotton and Slo-Mo are going to be there. Richard Thompson is headlining. I’ve seen him there before.

I’ve been thinking about going to Bonnaroo. Most of my favorite people are going to be there, and it’s not actually that expensive when you consider that it’s camping and music for 3 days. The most expensive part would be getting to TN. Splitting the cost with a carload of people would help out though. The only thing is it’s at the end of finals week for my spring term, so I’d have to see what that schedule will look like.

Some women in technology links I’ve found recently:
women@tech
misbehaving.net
blogher

And finally, check out Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny. (thanks, Ben!) I love the quick flash of Sam Jackson getting taken out by snakes.